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Old 05-16-2015, 06:52 AM
Location: NY
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Originally Posted by WBXTRUCHO View Post
1st Amendment right stupid. LoL
The First Amendment does not protect your right to say whatever you want in any forum of your choice. It protects you from the GOVERNMENT stifling your political speech. This is a private website with rules and conditions, and they have to right to decide what you can and can't say here (just like you have the right to decide what people do and say in your own home). The First Amendment does not apply unless the government is punishing you for your opinions. Learn what things mean before you use them as a defense.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:25 AM
Location: Manhattan
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I wonder what the reaction would be if the shoe were on the other foot. A building, a market, an entertainment venue with a sign "No Jews allowed?"
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:04 AM
Location: London, NYC & LA
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Originally Posted by wawaweewa View Post
I'm a secular Jew. If Judaism was only hasidic Jews, we'd be doomed.

I grew up in Brooklyn. I went to a religious school (a Yeshiva up until grade 6). I am intimately familiar with Hasidic Jews. Throughout college I worked summers at a Hasidic owned business. In truth, they are incredibly ignorant and not terribly bright. Can you imagine the teenage children of millionaires not being able to use Google maps? True story.

Take the real estate business for example.They basically lucked into it because of their ignorance. Since they're not terribly educated (on a secular level) and shun the secular world, there is very little chance for them to succeed in anything innovative or new. Therefore, there are only so many businesses that they can even compete in, let alone succeed.

If prostitution is the oldest profession, being a landlord is the oldest business. Back when NYC was a **** hole, Hasidim went into the real estate because it was simple and cheap. It was a business they could understand and succeed in without too much of an education or competition. They bought and held. Not because they knew or thought it'd go up in value but because they didn't have other (better) business options.

Name me 1 innovative Hasidic business? Of all the succesful Hasids I know of, they're in either of these 3 business: Real Estate, retail, import-export.
Exactly, I just don't like talking about the community, because people don't realise how insular and isolated hasidic communities are.

My wife did work for Jewish care in Stamford Hill in London and she marvelled at how it felt like a little village community in a city of millions.

In truth good Hasidic boys and girls are not meant to delve very much into the outside world as a lot it is considered sinful (couldn't think of a better word)

Thats why my wife and I always chuckle about Matisyahu when he first took off, if he was a good Hasidic boy he wouldn't even know about Reggae!!
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