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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Letter from MoC to the Committee for Mikvah Standards

OUR LOCAL SUPERMARKETS ARE KOSHER,

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Ladies:

* Before you sent your letter, did you ask your Rav whether it was motsi shem rah to cast aspersions on mikvaot, mikvah attendants and (by assocition) community rabbanim or did you pasken yourselves?

* Before you sent your letter, did you ask your Rav whether the unnamed mikvahs and mikvah attendants weren't actually well within halachic standards but were perhaps permitting a few women to tovel without the countless chumrahs that have become customary?

* Before you sent your letter did you ask your Rav whether it would have been more appropriate to go through Rabbinic channels rather than annonynously slander unnamed community mikvaot, attendants and rabbanim?

DON'T ASSUME THAT YOUR PRACTICES ARE MEETING HALACHIC STANDARDS.

THE BEST LETTER WRITER IS AN EDUCATED ONE:
WE URGE YOU TO CONTACT YOUR RAV AND DISCUSS
WHETHER YOU HAVE VIOLATED MANY HALACHOS IN SHMIRAS HALOASHON!.

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5 Comments:

  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger DovBear said…

    Brilliant.

     
  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Fern said…

    LOL!

     
  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger orthomom said…

    love it

     
  • At 12:20 AM, Blogger uberimma said…

    There is just so much to say about this I don't even know where to begin. This comment page, though, is probably not the place.

    But one thing I will say--and that's that the idea that the more makpid the attendants, the better the mikva, is wildly, horribly, tragically misguided. The more makpid the attendants, the more on-the-fence users have the one horrible mikva experience that is all it takes for them to chuck the mitzva completely.

     
  • At 2:06 AM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    Great! Just great!

     

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