Sunday, December 05, 2004

On the Star-K thing...

Since everyone feels the need to voice their opinions, I just want to mention that, regardless of how you feel about it, the Star-K took a problem that everyone complained about and offered a solution. Until I hear someone offer a better alternative, I don't think anyone has a right to complain.
Besides...it works. I was out of town for Shabbos, and apparantly lots of people know about it and are veeeery interested...money talks...louder than anything else, unfortunately

7 comments:

Stx said...

Hey, I'm with you on this one. While some people may say it makes a "spiritual matter" more mercenary, or make other such vapid statements, I personally agree that it's a matter of hishtadlus, of not just sitting around wringing your hands and blogging about how horrible the system is, but trying to work with it.

As for the fact that money speaks louder than anything else, yes, it's a bit pathetic, but at the same time, Hashem created us like that, to some degree. Even the biggest chachamim of every dor were prohibited from taking bribes, because it would blind him from the truth. And to use such a powerful weapon in order to try to fix a problem that is causing tzaar in klal Yisroel--I applaud the star-K for taking such a strong stance of hishtadlus on something that could be misconstrued (as has obviously been done).

What exactly are people saying AGAINST it? Seems like it can't hurt, if someone's willing to sponser money for it, right?

flairrah said...

hey i have been defending it forever and keep offering people to cash in.

leati said...

I don't think people had a problem with the idea per se, I think the only issue with it was that they were categorizing 22+ year olds as "old." (It's probably not what they had in mind at all, that's probably where the issue is after all, but that's how a lot of people took it.)

Personally, I think a bit pathetic people need the incentive but it's a nice idea. We'll find out soon if it'll work.

DS said...

I would like to thank you for your support. It is not easy writing down my true feelings and then having it broadcasted to the world. It is very humbling. You have comforted me. I do hope to make the page refelct a true ben torahs view of the world but in the begging I am trying to work out the kinks out of my system. It is people like you who are kind enough to realize that and not turn me away. And for that I want to thank you. (I'm sorry I had to post this since I dont know your e-mail.)

aishel said...

There was an article today on the front page of the Baltimore Sun about this:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/lifestyle/bal-te.to.bounty07dec07,1,637251.story

TRW said...

And that is rather frightening...why do they feel the need to drag up everything about the frum community and portray it like we're out-of-date fanatics?? Grr..

aishel said...

The Baltimore Sun hates Jews. Check out my latest blog:
http://nberry.baltiblogs.com/archives/2004/12/07/stark_shidduch_dating.html