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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2014, 12:58:04 AM »
Yeah I know, but that title is epic.
It sounds like some of his other books are really great.

likewise www.amazon.com/Jewish-Pirates-Caribbean-Swashbuckling-Freedom--/dp/0767919521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394085407&sr=8-1

I found it less exciting than it's title suggests, i'm dying to visit the ABC islands!

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2014, 01:01:12 AM »
likewise www.amazon.com/Jewish-Pirates-Caribbean-Swashbuckling-Freedom--/dp/0767919521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394085407&sr=8-1

I found it less exciting than it's title suggests, i'm dying to visit the ABC islands!
I actually found it extremely interesting, (at least the beginning, I never got around to finishing it,) though probably not as exciting as the title sounds.
But that's the type of book I like, I was never into fiction.

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2014, 01:07:58 AM »
I actually found it extremely interesting, (at least the beginning, I never got around to finishing it,) though probably not as exciting as the title sounds.
But that's the type of book I like, I was never into fiction.

I would LOVE to read a biography on Rabbi Carigal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_Hayyim_Isaac_Carregal

His journeys are fascinating and of course he is a chevron native, his relationship with Ezra Styles is fascinating

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2014, 01:08:52 AM »
We have a great literature.
It's called sefarim. Nothing to be proud of novels.

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2014, 01:10:40 AM »
Maybe we don't do fiction but that's because we've got real stories that are way more epic. Like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Voices-Silence-Shlomo-Z-Sonnenfeld/dp/0873066251/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394086056&sr=1-1&keywords=voices+in+the+silence

http://www.amazon.com/Go-My-Son-Refugees-Survival/dp/087306500X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394086137&sr=1-1&keywords=go+my+son

With stories like these (and really well written) who needs fiction?

If you haven't read those, do yourself a favor and do it now! Pfff Les' Miserables.
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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2014, 01:12:44 AM »
Maybe we don't do fiction but that's because we've got real stories that are way more epic. Like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Voices-Silence-Shlomo-Z-Sonnenfeld/dp/0873066251/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394086056&sr=1-1&keywords=voices+in+the+silence

http://www.amazon.com/Go-My-Son-Refugees-Survival/dp/087306500X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394086137&sr=1-1&keywords=go+my+son


Bro, No disrespect, but I read those and hundreds more.. heck the only thing readable left I could find as a kid was all the holecaust stories..
With stories like these (and really well written) who needs fiction?

If you haven't read those, do yourself a favor and do it now! Pfff Les' Miserables.

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2014, 01:14:45 AM »
We have a great literature.
It's called sefarim. Nothing to be proud of novels.

With that mentality, you chase people away from judaism..

http://www.amazon.com/Gershon-Kranzler/e/B001KCIRHA

I always enjoyed these book's, I regret that they were so short

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2014, 01:17:24 AM »
With that mentality, you chase people away from judaism..

http://www.amazon.com/Gershon-Kranzler/e/B001KCIRHA

I always enjoyed these book's, I regret that they were so short

Ah, the mizrachist mindset...
It chases away people from frum Judaism and causes them to stay single and mess around.
Yeah, I loved his books.

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2014, 01:22:41 AM »
Ah, the mizrachist mindset...
It chases away people from frum Judaism and causes them to stay single and mess around.
Yeah, I loved his books.

What ?!? maybe if there was more kosher stuff I wouldent have ended in the public library rotting my brains away..

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2014, 01:30:53 AM »
What ?!? maybe if there was more kosher stuff I wouldent have ended in the public library rotting my brains away..
So you're blaming all the non-existent good Jewish authors for your own bad decisions?

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2014, 01:40:41 AM »
So you're blaming all the non-existent good Jewish authors for your own bad decisions?

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2014, 01:46:25 AM »
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No wonder you have an easy life!
Between blaming G-d for your single state and any failings that arise from that, and blaming jewish authors for the premature rotting of your brain you go scot-free!
What bliss...

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2014, 01:48:37 AM »
No wonder you have an easy life!
Between blaming G-d for your single state and any failings that arise from that, and blaming jewish authors for the premature rotting of your brain you go scot-free!
What bliss...
Now I wonder why he said upthread that he'll burn for something anyway.

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2014, 01:51:21 AM »
No wonder you have an easy life!
Between blaming G-d for your single state and any failings that arise from that, and blaming jewish authors for the premature rotting of your brain you go scot-free!
What bliss...

I see, so you argue that increased isolation is the solution for all frum jews ? are you advocating we join lev tahor? why are you on the internet!

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Re: Why does jewish entertainment and literature suck? (fixed title)
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2014, 01:57:46 AM »
I see, so you argue that increased isolation is the solution for all frum jews ? are you advocating we join lev tahor? why are you on the internet!
No. Just advocating that you take responsibility for your own choices for better or for worse, and not blame EVERYTHING on society. If I will do something inappropriate on the internet, I should hope I will own up to it and not fault society for not enforcing capital punishment and/or Big Brother surveillance to prevent internet usage.