One of my military friends say that they don’t retreat, they advance toward the rear. Well that’s what I’m doing. I am putting out the white flag, and calling the fight quits. From weeks now there has been an argument raging on the DaatTorah blog regarding Agunot and a certain corrupt Beit Din. I’ve decided that this war of attrition is just eating up too much time that could be used for more constructive things.
While I spend hours researching sources, laws, finding court docs in the US while living in Israel, the other side which is a growing number of sockpuppets, simply makes stuff up. For instance being able to get a secular divorce without ever having to file for one in a secular court. Post laws and links and every other proof that you want, and suddenly they have an easy answer. Not one that holds water mind you, but an easy answer.
So my final conclusion… It is simply bitul zman. If you are a reader here and there, I’m sorry if this comes as a disappointment. Express your outrage to the blog owner. Personally I have had enough of racism, enough of attacks on countless Gedolim ect. To sound kind of hippy dippy, I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life. I don’t have time or energy to write full Teshuvot to answer every crazy objection, and the comment thread of a blog is a horrible medium to have a halakhic discussion, especially when sockpuppetry is allowed.
If you want to discuss Agunot issues, let me know, I would gladly do some posts on the subject here, but I don’t see myself carrying on there in the near future. I may rethink that in three weeks during Bein HaZmanim, if there is a a Bein Hazmanim, but in the meantime, I’m surrendering in that war of attrition.