Still one of my favorites, lol
I don’t usually reblog this stuff bc there’s plenty of people out there fighting this bullshit. But I wanted to point out one thing I just noticed: They even thinned the arm of the woman in the background!
So not only must celebrities be flawless and twigs, even people around them must be. god forbid a celebrity be friends with a normal looking person.
So yeah, more fuckery to make you r0ar.
The L-rd spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to them that they shall make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations, and they shall affix a thread of sky blue wool on the fringe of each corner. This shall be fringes for you, and when you see it, you will remember all the commandments of the L-rd to perform them, and you shall not wander after your hearts and after your eyes after which you are going astray. So that you shall remember and perform all My commandments and you shall be holy to your G-d.
Bamidbar [Numbers] 15:37-40 (via torahverse)
Kind of amusing how this important mitzvah (commandment), to be performed for all generations, didn’t really foresee that people wouldn’t be wearing clothing like that. So, instead, orthodox jews intentionally wear an idiotic pointed cloth to force themselves to keep this mitzvah relevant.
This is the kind of stuff I love about Judaism and religion: They sound very reasonable until you get into the details. e.g. has a single person at aish made a really convincing argument that god must exist and judaism true? doubtful. in fact, most jews I know - including, if not especialy, baaley teshuva (born-again jews) - are woefully ignorant of the relevant information. So I’m sure they do some very amateur studying and questioning before accepting their new faith… but real research? real knowledge? It’s extremely rare. And Aish is a master of publishing pseudo-scientific and pseudo-intellectual arguments for its own positions.
Cara Santa Maria is my celebrity crush.
Praying with Your Hands.
by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
There is a reason for everything, including the way we hold our hands when we pray. Here are the explanations of a few of them…
1) ‘everything we do is for a reason… the reason we don’t do this is so that we don’t look like the other people who do it that way.’ very impressive. we do it differently so that it’s different. wonderful.
2) I have literally never seen any jew pray the way he described as ideal. (Though, to be fair, I wasn’t chassidic.) (and btw, wouldn’t there be days where davening in a judged like manner would be appropriate? so why not then?)
3) Impressive. The ancient israelites had mastered gang sign finger technology (assuming they had any of that in mind to begin with). how mystically delicious.
4) and would a hypothetical ruler of the universe really give a shit how some lowly humans holds their hands as they kiss its supreme ass and beg for their lives?
The problem with the assertion often posted in the Judaism tag (by people who for some reason think followers of that tag will care) that you don’t need religion to determine morals and if you can’t determine morals on your own you lack empathy, not religion, is that (a) Judaism 100% acknowledges that the category of laws known as mishpatim are things that humanity could figure out on our own without religion and (b) the mishpatim don’t cover all the laws, and there are many that we would NOT be able to arrive at based on our own logic no matter HOW much empathy we would ever have, because some laws (which are nevertheless morally correct to follow) are suprarational.
1) Could you give some examples of such laws?
2) How do you know they’re suprarational? (and perhaps elaborate on what you mean by that.)
3) How do you know they’re moral? How are you defining “moral”?