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Putting the Pundits in their Place
Salomon Says

Putting the Pundits in their Place

Who knows more: the experts or you?

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Published: January 19, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 15

(15) Dale Linda Dunn, February 12, 2008 11:48 PM

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Rabbi Salomon's videos are wonderful!!
Please, Please keep them coming!!
Thank you so much!!

(14) Yoni C, January 24, 2008 11:50 PM

misleading

I find your message "Don't listen to the experts" very hypocritical. How many times have you cited and used experts' words and studies to bring out your own ideas and points? Just two short weeks ago when you were discussing the annoying airport security system you said "Experts agree that performing chemistry in an airplane bathroom is really very unlikely to produce any serious explosives." Why is it okay to listen to the experts regarding that? Are you not afraid that they are making a mistake and that shampoo bottles can create explosives?

I also think that your message of "Don't listen to the experts" is very misleading. Are you suggesting we go to medical school before going to a Dr. when we have a sore throat? Are you suggesting that we should fix our own car or "prescribe" ourselves the medicine that we think is the correct one?

I really think your confusing two things. There's a difference in listening to an expert while doing your own research and just listening to an expert and following blindly. While I ought to think that the latter is faulty and a symptom of low self-esteem and a lack of responsibility I don't see anything wrong with the former.

p.s. AND HOW ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF TIMES THAT EXPERTS WERE AND ARE RIGHT?

(13) Margarita, January 24, 2008 11:11 AM

you had a great point, but the way you put it is not the best

reminder is great, but please remember that experts do have a point. listening to experts and remembering that going to the hospital is important. G-d is running this life and beyond, but we have to help things to happened. statements like yours discourage our kids from study a secular trade and guess what - we still need the money and if G-d would want us to pray only we would be still in desert eating manna. didn't happened.
remember where things are coming from and it's cannot be stressed enough how important it is, but please go to doctors and lawyers, listen and get involved with real life, listen to teachers (some of them are wrong but there might be problem which teacher can see and it needs to be addressed). there are unprofessional people and there are bad people and we should thing for ourselves, but slamming everyone who does something which pays well like that is not the answer. you had a great point but the choice of delivary of it is wrong in my mind

(12) hershy, January 23, 2008 10:54 PM

Alot of so called experts have "big mouths and small brains".

(11) Chaya Sarah, January 23, 2008 6:06 PM

you did it again!

B"H
Well done! Once again, you've succeeded in leading us back through simple reminders to that which is the absolute most important to remember. thank-you again!

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