Monday, April 15, 2013

Think out of the bag! Listen to the shiur about the kohen wearing the bag

Click HERE to listen to the shiur by Rav Nissan Kaplan about a kohen on a plane and the eitzah of a bag as Tzamid pasil.
The picture went viral on the internet, a kohen wraped in a bag on a plane, it was posted by many frum blogs, websites and picked up by the secular media. The result, people who have no clue what it was about speculating and ridiculing orthodox jews and the Torah. When explained that it was about a kohen not wanting to become impure, many have been poking fun and mocking the Torah and Halachos of  Tumah and Tahara and calling it a chillul hashem. To all those who think its funny, would the picture of a yid wearing tefillin also look funny to you? how about a picture of a yid shaking a palm and a citron?  People would make fun of and would find many religious practices just as ridiculous. please take a few moments and listen to the shiur on hilchos tumah vetahara take this oppurtunity to be marbeh kavod Shomayim 

click HERE for information on who is the kohen in the picture

Click HERE for the shiur given by Rav Nissan Kaplan of the Mir yeshiva on the Halacha a kohen flying over a cemetery. At the end of the shiur he discusses the eitzah of  wrapping yourself in a bag. It does not have to be air tight :)




  3. Paragon of VirtueApril 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Thank you for bringing some sense, and some actual halacha, to this discussion.
    I was very disappointed by other Jewish bloggers who used this opportunity to bash this kohen, while themselves woefully ignorant of the issues involved. (Harry Maryles I'm looking at you. Maybe HM will issue a retraction if he bothers to listen to the shiur)

  4. chassidisheshechitaApril 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Nice job. At least someone sticks up for Torah and Halacha on the net.

  5. great shiur. thnx