Monday, February 5, 2018

The price of incorrect Torah interpretation

I wanted to direct your attention to one article that shows very clearly and explicitly the price we pay for incorrect Torah interpretation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/nyregion/7-children-die-in-brooklyn-fire.html
"A hot plate warmed food in the darkened kitchen in Brooklyn, allowing an Orthodox Jewish mother to feed her family while observing the Sabbath prohibition on lighting a flame. Upstairs, she and eight children slept. 
That small convenience led to the city’s deadliest fire in eight years, after flames that began in the kitchen ripped through the home, trapping seven children ages 5 to 16 in their bedrooms, as their mother and a 15-year-old sister, cloaked in thick smoke, jumped out of second-floor windows. They were the only two survivors. 
The authorities attributed the fire to an unknown malfunction in the electric hot plate, a device often used by observant Jewish families to keep food warm from sundown on Friday, the start of the Sabbath, until its end on Saturday night. Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived in the early afternoon on Saturday and walked inside the shell of the house with firefighters. “You can literally see what was a home for a large, strong family and now it’s wiped out, every room empty, burned and charred,” he said, adding: “This is a tragedy that has very few examples to look at, it’s so painful, it’s so difficult.” 
On Saturday, investigators found a smoke detector in the basement of the home at 3371 Bedford Avenue, near Avenue L, but had not found any on the first floor, where the fire started, or the second, where the family slept. They were still searching the debris.
“We believe there were none,” Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said. “That’s always a tragedy in itself.” "
This was not the first family to pay with their blood and lives for incorrect Torah interpretation and, unfortunately, they won't be last until something changes.

Most people criticize my interpretation of Exodus 35:3 because they are not smart and educated enough to think about consequences like this family had to deal with. They do not understand and they do not care. This is why religion and tradition are evil and has to be dismantled in favor of pure Torah-centric lifestyle.

Only a few people understood and thanked me for my Exodus 35:3 interpretation, which is very disheartening to me. I hope that this changes in the future and more people would see that Torah must be interpreted scientifically, rationally and logically. And we must always think about consequences that our interpretations may entail.

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