70 Facets of Torah

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  1. DovBear says:

    We agree on the EU and the entertainment industry.

    I also agree with you on the entertainment industry. Fox, for example, with things like the Simpsons, Family Guy, Malcolm in the Middle (and many more) has coarsned televesion and exposed our young people to terrible ideas and images.

    Wait. That’s what you mean, right?

    Or does Fox get a free pass because it’s owned by Rupert Murdoch, a fire breathing conservative?

  2. Ori Pomerantz says:

    DovBear,

    Rabbi Menken wrote a few month ago about the advantages of NOT having a television at home. I think Fox gets a free “pass to somebody else” from him. He can agree with their politics without accepting the value of their programming.

    Rabbi Menken,

    In the time of the Talmud there were two types of evidence: witnesses and circumstantial evidence. Today we have forensics that, while technically circumstantial, are probably a lot stronger than what the Talmudic sages would have imagined. We know the sages of the Talmud were primarily concerned with writing down laws and discussions they considered relevant (that’s why Bavli doesn’t have most of Zra’im, for example).

    Is there a mechanism to change court procedures, such as the evidence considered valid?

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