AMA: Virtuoso

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    Might as well join in on the fun.

    About Me

    I"m 23 (almost 24) years old from Maryland. I am a music major and play piano, organ, and vocals. On a religious spectrum I am a Conservative Jew and politically speaking well to the left.

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    Is there ever conflict between your conservative religious position and your left-leaning political position?
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    Nope! None at all.

    "Conservative" in conservative Judaism does not mean politically conservative. Rather it means to conserve Jewish tradition rather than reform or abandon it. 


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    Do you realise your socialist regime would punish all high-achievers and incentivise laziness?

    Do you hope for the honesty and benevolence of the masses to improve if the system punishes the greedy?

    I don't hate socialism, I am bemused by people who think it can work is all.

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    Religion and politics do often overlap. Is there nothing within Jewish tradition that conflicts with modern left-wing politics?
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    Do you realise your socialist regime would punish all high-achievers and incentivise laziness?

    Do you hope for the honesty and benevolence of the masses to improve if the system punishes the greedy?

    I don't hate socialism, I am bemused by people who think it can work is all.


    1. No it won't
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    Religion and politics do often overlap. Is there nothing within Jewish tradition that conflicts with modern left-wing politics? 
    From an ultra-orthodox perspective, sure. Homosexuality is certainly not accepted in the orthodox community, though we have found ways around it. 
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    Religion and politics do often overlap. Is there nothing within Jewish tradition that conflicts with modern left-wing politics? 
    From an ultra-orthodox perspective, sure. Homosexuality is certainly not accepted in the orthodox community, though we have found ways around it. 
    What ways around it have you found? Forgive my interest; I'm sure you may have wanted to kick back and pursue less controversial topics. We do debate the issues quite enough here already.

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    are you upset with the Jerusalem embassy move?

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    Would prefer less controversial topics. 
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    I have mixed feelings on the embassy move
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    I have mixed feelings on the embassy move.
    Talk oh virtumensch of music.

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    What is the Jewish view on the afterlife?
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    This is a very complex question and it really depends on who you ask.

    In short: All Jews believe in reward and punishment and that there is an afterlife of some sort. We all also agree that there will be a resurrection of the dead.

    The complex answer is that most Jews believe that the soul hoovers over the body for some time before moving onto the next world. "Hell" is more or less what Catholics call purgatory. There is a period of purification of the soul. 

    Some Jews also believe in reincarnation to an extent. 
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    Please explain this video Jew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFVHqp4CdHQ
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    Not answering is the same as admitting that stuff is true. Thanks for your bravery in admitting it.
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    The fuck...?

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    Troll with flame thrower. Ignore.
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    Do you live in Israel right now? (From your DART profile.)

    Thoughts on Netanyahu? (I don't imagine they're positive, but specifics.)

    Thoughts on Chomsky's position on the Israel-Palestine conflict?
     

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    Do you live in Israel right now? (From your DART profile.)
    Post one says he lives in Maryland, so yes Msryland is on the Western side of Israel I believe
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    'Am from' and 'live in' aren't the same in many people's English. For others, 'from' is place of birth and/or childhood location. Your sarcastic response wasn't necessary.
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    If I told you to ignore everything I've said, everything I say, and everything I will say, and you do it, did you do what I told you to do?
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    RM

    Tejretics can speak for himself. Besides that, whenever I have interpreted from as birth place people have ended up calling me a liar, because I clearly don't live in that area.
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    Didn't catch that.
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    Why no kids?