Tuesday, August 9, 2016

On Target

Ad in local Lakewood Paper. No signature.

26 comments:

  1. Can't say I disagree.

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  2. Get a life. Don't go to target because of all the Shmutz you see there I can understand. But because of a bathroom policy? Someone has issues.

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  3. Most of us don't know what this means. Second of all gedoliei harabonim need to sign their names

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  4. Not sure which "gedolei harabbanim" advised to not shop at Target, but there is a well-publicized nationwide boycott by non-Jews as well, and i think its a chillul Hashem if an obviously religious Jew shops there and ignores the efforts of the dwindling number of moral people in this country.

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  5. I don’t know if I will boycott Target but I see the reason why to do so. They have jumped in like amalek to take a position on a political issue with major moral implications.

    Today this is voluntary. One day they will try to make it mandatory.

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  6. I refuse to use their bathrooms. But Coke for $0.89? c'mon!

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  7. We are hypocrites. Cory Booker stands for immorality yet he is so admired and beloved by lakewood askanim. Same with other politicians when we have mixed messages from our leadership you can't expect anyone to take these things seriously.

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  8. When the leadership doesn't respect Daas Torah and ignores psak from Bais din what else do you expect?

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  9. I'm sure Target gives a flying $#@% what a few deprived souls in Lakewood think. I'm sure.

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    1. Yep! Don't let the door hit you on the way out! I'll be happy to shop in peace in target and I'll use the bathroom too!

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  10. Here is the official response from Target to the proposed boycott "Meh." Because they know boycotts don't work. Maybe the one in Howell will have less sales, but nationally not a difference. They will also have people go out of their way to shop there to counter the "boycott". All you are doing with this boycott is giving free publicity. And those anti-semites in neighboring towns will go there more because they think we will just be at Walmart and Target will then be all theirs.

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  11. Unfortunately, our "askanim" and "leaders" continue to sell out on our very important moral issues. We are experiencing פני הדור כפני הכלב. That is interpreted by some being like a dog who is in front but looks back at master to see where he is going. I thank very much that person that put in the ad.

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    1. You mean to thank yourself for putting in the ad.
      This issue is nonsense. The issur of sirus of a human is equal to that of an animal. We are not Christian and we have our own morality. Anti transgender is not part of it.


      Another point, let's take care of our own first. Let's ignore the goyim's morality while we clean up our own. We have no arvus for goyim, just leave it alone

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    2. Fully agree! Let the shtut rabbonim start backing up psak from Bais din, allowing shuls to be built, not closing ppl down etc. how come no one boycotts a shul that does that? Only target!

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    3. it's all about priorities... who are you to say that this moral issue should trump or take precedence over other ones... You cannot always dance at all the weddings...

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  12. The day I stop shopping at target will be the same day I see a letter written by gedolim to stop voting for politions who are outright pro gay/lgbt

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  13. I agree with the ad. The general public shouldn't think we would abandon our religious principals just to save a few bucks.

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  14. It would be more important and relevant to call on the Tzibbur living in Lakewood to boycott the new stores that opened in town, threatening the parnassa of so many veteran members of the community.

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  15. why don't the ketanei harabbanim ever make declarations? are only the gedolei harabbonim authorized to voice opinions?

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  16. Even if you don't feel the need to boycott for political reasons, for women and children there's a safety factor of not knowing whom you might meet in the restroom. For men, I suppose, there's a pritzus risk.

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    1. If there is a pritzus risk then shopping in Walmart is just as prituzdik

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  17. Who. Cares?
    Really.
    It's a lost battle. Time to move on.
    Republicans are 10 years behind democrats in these issues.
    I don't know why we're fine with the fact that idolatry is perfectly legal in the US and so is adultery in most of the states. This is the one thing that bothers us??
    I don't know of a single person that became gay because it's suddenly legal.

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    1. Perhaps being legal makes no difference but if being gay was so pushed and such an obsession in general society many people wouldn't be gay.

      They type of people who support gay rights are extremely aggressive about forcing their agenda on everyone else.

      The way things are going pretty soon you will be considered a bigot if you DON'T support both genders using the same bathrooms. And there will be laws forcing it one everyone.

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    2. There is no aveira in people using the same bathroom. The places in the bathroom where people are not appropriately dressed are usually behind locked doors. Stop inventing issurim.

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  18. No
    They'd be gay. They'd just be in the closet.
    No one "becomes" gay because it's legal.

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  19. The Target-exclusive board games mean no boycott from me.

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