You can now, for a small donation, have tiny pieces of the Arovos of the Rabbonim, with a promise of all kinds of yeshuos. It is imbedded onto a palstic card suitable for keeping with you at all times.
The idea of shirayim goes one stop farther and in the Litvishe sector, to boot. How much farther will it go?
A member of Neturei Karta, holding rocks to throw, talks with a masked Palestinian youth during clashes with Israeli police in Silwan on April 25, 2010. Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police as dozens of ultra-nationalist Jews carried Israeli flags through Silwan to assert Jewish sovereignty of all of Jerusalem, according to the organisers of the march.
May be he is trying to take the rocks away? You think?
Comment: Personally I object to the use of sacred objects for marketing for whatever reason and in this case it is especially eggregious because of the double entendre and the inappropriate allusions (yesod standing for the "sign of the covenant" in kabbalistic symbolism)...
Alumni of a prominent Modern Orthodox yeshiva in Brooklyn were prohibited from bringing same-sex partners to a class reunion last month, causing an uproar among some former students....
.“As previously stated to you, we welcome your attendance and look forward to your participation,” read the letter, which appeared on the blog JVoices. “However, your partner cannot attend.”
Angered by what they see as a discriminatory and hypocritical stance on the part of the yeshiva, some alumni have taken the issue to the Internet, where they have circulated a petition and created a Facebook group calling for “Open Flatbush Reunions” at which “everyone… [is] entitled to bring a guest.”
When asked about the reunion letter,......administrators issued a statement to the Forward.
“There are standards of Halacha that guide the Orthodox community,” ... the school’s executive vice president, said in the prepared statement. “All of our graduates are welcome to attend our reunion but only those involved in recognized halachic relationships may register as a couple.”
An American immigrant was attacked and beaten in Beit Shemesh by a gang of ultra-Orthodox zealots, in what appears to be an escalation of tension between religious groups in the city. T., who is himself ultra-Orthodox, was kicked, beaten and threatened with further violence in a Sunday night attack that landed him in the hospital. T.'s car windows were also smashed. T., who asked to go unnamed, has been active in trying to stem the recent tide of Haredi violence in the city.
"A bunch of goons, maybe 20 or 30 guys, attacked me - it was like a pogrom," he told Haaretz. "They kicked me, beat me, and then just left me there. Luckily, I am a strong guy and was able to get up and go to the hospital."
In response, residents of Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet, a Haredi stronghold in the city, held a protest last night. This was the first time ultra-Orthodox residents came out strongly against fringe elements from within their own community.
...T., who has since been released from the hospital, helped organize a recent protest against the violence. Sources say the attack on Sunday was a culmination of ongoing harassment.