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    Speak Your Vues


    Please note that the author of Speak Your Vues is in no way affiliated with the publisher of this paper. The author of this column is an independent third party contributor. The views and opinions expressed by this author may not reflect the views and opinions of the publishers. If one has any issues with any of the views, please write a letter to the Vues Master.



    Dear Vues Master:

    Systemic racism is real, but not in the way the woke crowd says. There is no distinction between the “system” and the people. Therefore, if racism exists in the population, it is also “systemic”.


    Vues Master’s Note: I believe the cancel culture is the biggest racists. If you are a Jew you need to remember the holocaust to make sure it will never happen again. If you are a Black person you need to make sure you know and protect yourself from racism. If you do cancel culture you basically render these people defenseless. Remember burying your head in the sand will not make the problem go away.



    Dear Vues Master:

    The vaccine has not been proven to help stop the spread, only to help protect the individual. However, a lot of things have not been proven. It has not been proven that plants do not feel pain. Just like we continue to use plants, we should be aware that the vaccine most likely does help stop the spread.


    Vues Master’s Note: Sounds like the vaccine affected you or me as I don’t get your point!



    Dear Vues Master:

    You don’t need to wear two masks. A mask is designed to filter as much as possible while allowing you to breathe. Two masks filter more, but then you can’t breathe. Doctors and medical science believe respiration to be important to health,


    Vues Master’s Note: Unless you are a progressive than babies under two need masks too otherwise they get thrown off the airplane! But only if they are orthodox Jews!



    Dear Vues Master:

    I would like to present to my dear Yidden a few scientific points about the present vaccine (I’m not anti-vaxxer nor pro-vaxxer). This vaccine is manufactured by the Chinese army (I don’t think they’re our best friends). This substance is not defined as a vaccine because a vaccine is a substance that prevents transmission of a pathogen and this “vaccine” by definition does not. The suppliers of these “vaccines” do not reveal the contents of these”vaccines”. The suppliers of these “vaccines”are not liable for any damage that might be caused by them. Two doctors wrote a petition, Dr. Michael Yidon was head of research of Pfizer and Dr. Wolfgang Woodrack who was the head of Pfizer warning about these “vaccines” which could cause death and infertility. They called the FDA to stop these experiments immediately. These “vaccines”contain polyethylene glycol. 70% of the population becomes allergic to this substance if injected in the body. These “vaccines”cause ADE which stands for antibody dependent enhancement which simply means that after six months passed the last dose, the antibodies are depleted and the person is fair game to this virus which means that the “vaccine” could cause a fatal reaction. The solution would be to get a new dose ad perpetuum. The FDA published a list of 22 very dangerous possible side effects including death. Hachochom einav berosho.

    Dr. M M ND

    Vues Master’s Note: I hope you are wrong! If you are right there will be a lot of people affected!



    Dear Vues Master:

    Rabbi Shechter shlita theorizes that the lack of connection of learning to conclusive halacha plays a role in the spread of the covid virus. He mentions the Chazon Ish being a sage who did learn in the proper method. Yet, Bnei Brak, which is the most dense charaidi community is one who follows the Chazon Ish. There are also multitudes of chasidim there that always learned Halacha. Accordingly, this has no bearing on the spread of the virus. The reason though is obvious. The typical Charaidi family is a family with ten children. They are living in cramped apartments. Thus, the spread cannot be contained. May Hashem send a speedy refuah for all of our people.

    Sincerely, Rabbi M

    Vues Master’s Note: It is interesting that everyone plays G-d in explaining why certain people are more susceptible to this virus. Let us wait and see that the studies that will come out and we will see that these Doctors and politicians knew nothing and were just stabbing in the dark!



    Dear Vues Master:

    In case you hadn’t noticed, just since the election, the price of oil has risen by nearly 50% and gas prices are up by 18%. And with President Biden using executive orders to kill the fossil fuel industry so that we can all drive electric cars charged by wind power from the flapping of magical fairies’ wings, an expert from Princeton Energy Advisors estimates that gas could cost over $4 a gallon by 2022. Maybe Biden isn’t worried since he figures all our businesses and schools will still be locked down, so we’ll have no place to drive, anyway. Another energy industry expert added, “In four years [under Trump], we had made the U.S. energy-independent and denied the bad guys the ability to control global oil prices. The Democrats undo it in two weeks. Just incredible.”

    M H

    Vues Master’s Note: Yes! Just wait and see it rose almost 80 cents a gallon and went strong but Biden will make it up to you by sending you a $1400 dollar check. What a joke!



    Dear Vues Master: Thanks for printing my letters! I was so busy being distracted by the Super Bowl Menu that I failed to notice the Matzah Fund. Can you please let me know how I can contribute? The Jewish Vues is my # 1 newspaper. It’s colorful, entertaining, interesting,@ perfect for Fri night relaxing on the recliner with hot cholent and ice cold beer [COORS LIGHT!} Don’t look for RMS elsewhere. Sorry, it’s not a book, so it can’t make my Top 10 Books list. Thanks for putting in my lists. I would love to hear what everyone else’s favorites are? However, The Jewish Vues is my #1 Jewish Newspaper-hands down!

    My Top 10 Arrangers!

    1-Moshe Mona Rosenblum

    2-Yisroel Lamm

    3-Moshe Laufer

    4-Yoeli Dikman

    5-Yuval Stupal

    6-Donny Gross

    7-Eli Laufer

    8-Yissachor Suki Berry

    9-Naftali Schnitzler

    10-Yochi Briskman


    Vues Master’s Note: You can see the Matzah fund in this week’s edition. Thanks for wanting to help! We appreciate anyone’s contributions!



    Dear Vues Master:

    My Top 10 Favorite Speakers!

    1-Rav Mordechai Gifter ZT”L

    2-Rav Elya Svei ZT”L

    3-Rav Matisyahu Solomon

    4-Rav Ephraim Wachsman

    5-Rav Yissachor Frand

    6–Rav Yisroel Reisman

    7-Rabbi Berel Wein

    8-Rabbi Paysach Krohn

    9-Rav Fischel Schachter

    10-Rav Eyton Feiner Achron Achron Chaviv-My Rav in Monsey


    Vues Master’s Note: Sometimes it’s what the speaker does not say that is the best part of the speech!



    Dear Vues Master:

    1-MBD-Mordechai Ben David-King

    2-Avraham Fried-#1 Superstar!

    3-Yaakov Schweky-great voice-heart

    4-Baruch Levine-stunning composer

    5-Simcha Leiner-Stunning Voice B”H

    6-Shlomo Simcha-gorgeous voice!

    7-Mordechai Shapiro-Kool Talented!

    8-Shmueli Ungar-albums mega hits!

    9-Shloime Daskal-Heartzig!

    10-Achron Achron Chaviv-R’ Shlomo! Please send in your favorites?


    Vues Master’s Note: I will stick with my family singing zmiros!



    Dear Vues Master:

    1- Neshama -MBD-Someday

    2-No Jew will be left behind-AF

    3-The Sefer Torah-Abie Rottenberg

    4-A Nation Apart- JEP-Dear Nikolai

    5-BS”D-Sunshine-Yerachmiel Begun

    6-My Zeidy made us Laugh-Sing

    7-Shma Yisroel-Yaakov Schweky

    8-Let My People Go-MBD

    9-Candles-Abie Rottenberg-HASC

    10-A Small Piece of Heaven-HASC


    Vues Master’s Note: Half of these songs are from the 70s no new songs on this!



    Dear Vues Master: I am quite a busy person but I am taking time to talk about this because I believe that it is truly important. We should have more Tachlis with the dialogue regarding the mask. There is no place for discussion, it’s a simple Halakha Pesuka that you must follow the law of the land here in NY, and wear a mask or keep the 6 feet distance when you pray or go shopping etc. For now I am not discussing the issue of modifying the halakha for keeping the Torah learning in a specific Mosad. I have letters and heard words from many Rabanim &Dayanim who ruled simply that Dina Demalkhusa applies here. Rabbi Asher Weiss Shlita wrote a long Kuntres that you can read online. The Poskim took into consideration many issues & claims that the Tzibur may raise such as the politics among politicians, other people are doing demonstrations, recent restrictions on the shuls, maybe the mask does not help and many more. There is no room to discuss this. According to Halacha, Dina dmalchusa still applies. Anyone who has questions or comments should ask himself first if he knows which Simanim in the Mechaber he writes about Dina D’malchusa. And here are some sources to study: The Geder of Dina D’malchusa as we see in the Rishonim – Rashbam B”B 54:2 & Rambam Gezelah 5:18 vs. Ran Nedarim 28a by the name of Tosafot. The argument of the Ran & the Rosh (Gitin 10) vs the Rambam Malve 27:1, The Machlokes between the Mechaber & Rema (Siman 68), but on תקנה לטובת בני העיר (Rama end of Siman 369) most Poskim agree that it applies (Shut Dovev Mesharim 77). The kashya of the Shach on Rema (73:39) regarding a law that is against the Torah, and the and the Chatam Sofer (C”M:44). Shut Harashba 6:254, Bet yosef 26, Darchi Moshe 369. In addition, the Igrot Moshe C”M 1:72 mentions how hard it is to rule in such cases, and he ruled in C”M 2:30 that it applied in America. Other Gedolim ruled the same. See Teshuvot Vehanhaghgot 2:183, Aruch Hashulchan 68, Rav Peaalim 2:15, Yechave Daat 5:64, and there are many more. I saw MMF’s letter and the Vues Master’s note. You can have your own opinion and I respect it, but we all have to follow the halacha and the law. It all became political & personal? it was the same during Rabbi Feinstein’s time and he ruled to follow the law of the land. Rav Ovadia in Yehave Daat (5:64) added that this is the Halakha even if the ruler is a Rasha (not Rasha like the Nazim YM”S or others). You still get protection and many services and benefits here in NY. You should appreciate that. I do not understand how people who didn’t study all the dialogue on this topic can “decide” so easily that there’s no issue. This is besides of the חילול השם issue, פיקוח נפש או ספק פיקוח נפש issue, raising antisemitism ( משום איבה ) issue (see Igrot Moshe C”M 2:77), Shechenim issue (see Bava Basra 7) and many other issues. I can elaborate & send more material if needed.

    Rabbi Anonymous

    Vues Master’s Note: Last I checked the CDC recommends and it is not the law unless you go into a store or federal property. I am legally allowed to walk in the street without a mask so please don’t tell me dina demalchusa. Now regarding Israel we walk into a hornets nest to see if we say dina demalchisa over there!



    Dear Vues Master:

    Last week, a giant in American history, politics, and life passed away. The vibrant and energetic modern conservative movement is due to the life of Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh was a pioneer in many ways. At a time when liberals dominated media while simultaneously when AM radio was dissolving to oblivion, Rush persisted against all odds. The political and practical opposition to most people would have been too much, but to Rush Limbaugh, it was a need. Rush brought to all Americans regardless of political affiliation, gender, or race, an easy understanding of conservatism. Rush fired back to the dominance of liberal shows on the media which was the formula for the eventual disbanding of conservative political opposition. By his death, Rush reached over 20 million listeners per day! His 20-30 million viewers were millions upon millions of conservatives in reality, who finally had an independent voice. My connection with Rush was a result of my grandfather. Since the beginning of the Rush Limbaugh show, my grandfather has been an avid listener. America was thirsty for a political ideology that was Pro-American, and Rush gave them that. I never merited listening to Rush frequently because of my youth, but I understood who he was and why he was so integral to America. Rush Limbaugh didn’t just give America an easy understanding of the beliefs of the conservative movement, he also mixed politics with humor. Humor and mockery are what keeps politics a human undertaking. At one time, liberals solely owned that secret recipe, that was until Rush Limbaugh came. The hate for Rush Limbaugh from liberals was because he was the first to expose their movement for what they are. Repeatedly in his speeches and podcasts, he demonstrated the truth of the beliefs and policies of liberals. Ranging from the dangers of socialism to progressivism, Rush exposed it all. To many, Rush was considered “controversial”, and yes, he was overjoyed by that type of labeling, but ultimately Rush in his unique way, told the unfiltered truth. Rush told his listeners the right things to advocate for, and the ideas which should be opposed. He did this in a sweet, friendly manner without talking down to any individual because his talent of clearly explaining issues to people came from a place of love. Rush might have hated the policies of the Democrat party, but that never stopped him from having real and honest conversations with them. He had an open mind because that’s what he taught conservatives, to listen to all opinions. As we enter a world without the voice of our great Rush, we must continue to advocate and fight for the pro- American conservative movement to which Rush dedicated his life. Rush might have passed away, but his legacy is only growing.

    Sincerely, D S G

    Vues Master’s Note: Don’t be in such a Rush to make this arrogant person who mocked us all by saying that he was smarter than all of us with half his brain tied behind his back. His views were ok but we definitely don’t look up to him as a person!



    Dear Vues Master:

    STATEMENT FROM ASSEMBLYMAN SIMCHA EICHENSTEIN ON COMMON CAUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S DEROGATORY STATEMENT In an interview with the Gothamist last week, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York, referred to New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community as an “extremist bloc”. “Labeling Orthodox Jews, or any other minority community, as ‘extremist’ is reckless,” said Assemblyman Eichenstein. “Policy differences and diverse perspectives are legitimate and should be debated in an open and transparent forum. There is no excuse for denigrating or scapegoating an entire community through a hateful lens. Every New Yorker should be outraged and offended at this insensitive and divisive statement.” Assemblyman Eichenstein is calling upon Susan to apologize and clarify her remarks. “Failure to do so should result in her termination, effective immediately,” said Assemblyman Eichenstein.


    Vues Master’s Note: Yes! Anti Semitism is really strong! I wonder why all these people supporting BLM don’t speak out against Anti Semitism!



    Dear Vues Master:

    Did you ever go to the supermarket intending to buy two or three items and you left the store with two or three bags? That’s what happened to me. I wanted to make sure I had some chocolate on hand for emergencies (read: desperation). As soon as I entered the supermarket, I noticed a large sign announcing: “Three for the Price of One”. Red and white balloons dangled from the ceiling, and the store’s sound track played a catchy tune, “Three for one, three for one. Shop and shop. Have lots of fun”. Three for one? It seemed too good to be true. I loaded my shopping cart with three vials of anti-aging cream (will it really help?), three bottles of window cleaning spray (it’s good exercise for the index finger), and three twenty-fourounce jars of gluten- free gefilte fish. (Cousin Kalman, a regular Shabbos guest, is sensitive). A sale like this doesn’t happen every day. How could I pass it up? I lugged the shopping bags home, step by step, resting on intermittent cracks in the sidewalk. I wished someone would offer some help. “Let me carry a bag.” I turned around. It was my neighbor, Yocheved. Yocheved must have a radar system that flashes red lights whenever anyone in her two-mile radius needs help. The first place I met her was in the lobby of our apartment building. I was studying the bulletin board for any upcoming events, when I noticed Yocheved hanging up a notice. She introduced herself and invited me to join her for coffee whenever I’d like. New in the neighborhood, I enjoyed hanging around the bulletin board. It was far enough from my second- floor apartment to give me a feeling of being outside, without being in the rain. It was often dotted with posters and notices about neighborhood activities, shiurim and sales. One day, I noticed a new sign. It read: “Chesed L’Malka Clothing G’Mach”. If you have clothing in good condition that you’d like to give away, please contact Yocheved Braunstien at Rechov Ahavas Yisrael 10, apartment 5.” Over the next few weeks, bags of all colors and sizes were stacked next to her door. I wondered if she needed help with her newest project. It couldn’t hurt to ask. Yocheved welcomed me into her apartment, and went to put up water to boil. She came back with two mugs of coffee and a plate of freshly- baked chocolate chip cookies. “If I had known you bake chocolate chip cookies, I might have taken you up on your offer sooner”, I joked. “Yocheved, what prompted you to open a clothing g’mach?” “For years, I’ve volunteered in a g’mach in a different neighborhood. Lately, I noticed that local women were schlepping there, so I decided to open a branch in our area.” “That’s so thoughtful. Is your g’mach named for a relative?” Yocheved shook her head. “When I made aliyah, I was very homesick. Malka, my Morrocan neighbor, went out of her way to cheer me up. She introduced me to friends, invited me for Shabbos, and did whatever she could to help me settle in. She lived by the motto, ‘Do what you can, while you can.’ “ Yocheved paused, while absently stirring the spoon in her mug. “Malka’s not with us now. But her memory – and her message – accompany me wherever I go.” Inspired, I asked, “Can I help you with the g’mach?” “Sure. I’ll be running the g’mach from my machsan and it’s taking me a long time to clean it out. You don’t mind getting dusty?” “Nah. I’ll wear something old, and I’ll bring some rags. And I’ve got three bottles of window cleaning spray! Besides, setting up a g’mach is an opportunity that doesn’t happen every day.” How can I pass it up?


    Vues Master’s Note: Very interesting!!