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    Dear Editor:

    It was just announced that the

    Yeshiva University Men’s Basketball

    Team (aka the “Maccabees”) has

    qualified for the NCAA Division

    III Championship Tournament (aka

    mini-March Madness). Should we

    be kvelling about the fact that these

    bnai torah have been so successful

    while pursuing an already challenging

    schedule of limudei kodesh and secular

    studies or is this just another one of

    those pursuits that is what Joseph always

    hocks about that R Miller refers

    to as “derech h’goyim. So which is it…

    kiddush hashem or yungerleit dribbling

    rather than shteiging.

    BTW, for those wondering

    about women pursuing

    a professional career, it may

    not be in the WBA…the

    YU Women’s basketball

    team (a.k.a. the “Cholentmachers”)

    ended the season with a

    4-20 record, losing to Staten Island

    Community College 108-62)

    Eitan G

    Editor’s Note: What a great title! It

    is definitely madness that we follow the

    goyim and their sports minhagim.



    Dear Editor:I’ve noticed that lately,

    many people think it’s funny to make

    insulting jokes. Not that a joke can’t

    be funny despite being insulting to

    some people, but it seems to me that

    something shouldn’t be viewed as humorous

    because of hurting someone’s

    feelings. I think it’s mean to make fun

    of people, and it’s usually assur. What

    is your opinion on this matter?



    Editor’s Note: My opinion is concurrent

    with the Torah’s opinion; one may

    not be mischabed b’kloin chaveiro – one

    may not make himself greater by demeaning

    someone else. Funny or not, it

    is assur.


    Dear Editor:

    What do you feel about thus new

    contest to help an organization to eat

    and gain weight? Is the fact that you

    are supporting tzedaka outweigh this

    gluttony activity?

    Feivish Faivushevitz

    Editor’s Note: I think you should put

    things in perspective. It is Purim after

    all! We’re luck they didn’t make a drink

    fest out of this! It wouldn’t be fest.


    Dear Editor:

    Do you think the Nazis were descendants

    of Amalek? During the Nuremberg

    trials there were eleven people on trial.

    One committed suicide and the other

    ten were hung similar to Haman’s sons. It

    sounds eerily similar.

    Boruch Tyberg

    Editor’s Note: I don’t know if this is true,

    but it definitely sounds plausible. Let us hope

    that Hashem will destroy all of our enemies

    like he destroyed the ten sons of Haman. May

    Klal Yisroel be redeemed!


    Dear Editor:

    Are Chareidi woman judges the wave

    of the future? Chavi Toker, daughter of

    Rav Schach’s right hand man and daughter-

    in-law of the late rosh yeshiva of

    Chevron, has been appointed to the Jerusalem

    District Court, which has original

    jurisdiction in felony cases and large civil

    suits as well as appellate jurisdiction. She

    is now one up on Rachel

    Freier who serves on the Brooklyn Criminal

    Court, which only tries lesser crimes.

    Can we expect Chareidi women to fill the

    judiciaries in both countries? What about

    other countries with significant Chareidi


    Shani L

    Editor’s Note: According to halacha, and

    according to R’ Moshe’s teshuva, a woman

    should not have a leadership position because

    it lacks tzniyus.


    Dear Editor:

    I wanted to share with you an opinion

    of Rabbi Miller regarding concerts.

    Q: Is it proper for a boy to perform in

    a concert?

    A: It depends what kind of concert. If

    it’s a concert that’s held, let’s say, in the yeshiva

    for yeshiva men, so on certain occassions,

    yes, it’s proper. On Purim certainly;

    on some other occasions as well. But as

    far as a concert that is done for the public,

    I’m going to reserve my opinion. Because

    sometimes the atmosphere at these so

    called Orthodox concerts is not

    what it should be. There is a lot of mixing,

    and leitzanus, and it looks a good deal like

    a rock and roll gathering. And therefore,

    it’s not in the spirit of the Torah to come

    together just to hear singing, just to hear

    singing alone.

    I wouldn’t say it’s forbidden; I’m not

    going to disapprove of it, but it’s not the

    derech of the Am Hashem to come together

    to hear singing. When people are

    performing mitzvos and they sing while

    doing the mitzvos that’s a different story

    – it’s avodas Hashem. They sing shabbos

    zemiros, they sing at the simchas beis

    hashoeiva, or simchas yom tov – that’s a

    different thing. But to come together in

    a hall specially for singing, that’s not the

    Jewish method of doing things. It’s an

    imitation of the umos ha’olam and therefore

    I’m not so enthusiastic about it.

    Yankel Weiss

    Editor’s Note: R’ Moshe Feinstein held

    one should not make concerts and have live

    music since the Bais Hamikdash was destroyed,

    unless it is Chol Hamoed or at a

    siyum. I wonder how many of these concerts

    have siyumim taking place on location.