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Visitor Comments: 68

(68) Steven, August 19, 2008 1:20 PM

freedom to choose vs. the grandchildren

Sir, Too much wanting freedom of choice and not enough wanting to spend time with the grandchildren? Huh? I think you have been brainwashed to believe that a government or higher authority knows better what is best for us than each individual using their own sense of kindness and compassion for themselves and others. It is not a perfect world, but I am not looking forward to living in your kind of world where big brother is free to dictate what is appropriate in how I live my life.

(67) S, August 16, 2008 5:17 PM

Why is this commentary on

As mentioned almost 60 times by the people before me, this commentary does not relate to AISH's mission for inreach. Rabbi's message coflicts with Jewish idea of ot shaming people. The eating disorder epidemic is also on the rise. As studies show, most people who are "overweight" are NOT at risk of getting heart disease, diabetes or any of the other conditions you mentioned. Rabbi Solomon should read more about the rising numbers of people with eating disorders in our community. As a psychotherapist, I am shocked that he has not yet encountered people with such diseases. There are good articles about eating disorders on this website too. Moreover, many people who are "overweight", itself an arguable term (the height-weight charts do not account for muscle weight which is heavier than fat)have genetic predispositions to having higher weights and their healthy weight range would still be considered overweight. On the other hand, many people who are overweight might suffer with overeating or binge eating disorder, which is a medical condition wich should be treated. I am surprised that Rabbi Salomon is not aware of such conditions, being a noted psychotherapist. Rabbi Salomon I myself, and others as well, would appreciate it if you could make a video adressing the comments people made to this video. Also, can you also write or make a video about eatig disorders (including binge eatig disorder) to show people you are aware of them? Thank you.

(66) Anonymous, August 5, 2008 1:12 PM

There are other ways the government can help

I think that the government can possibly help the weight problem, but with other ways. How about the fact that the price of healthy food is far more expensive that the not so healthy food. There may be some people out there that would like to lose weight but just can't afford it (losing weight can costs a lot of money). If the government really cared, they can set up free gyms, free weight loss meetings and do something about the price of healthy food. They can also give incentives or tax breaks to people who lose weight substantially (they can be weighed at the meetings where there are other people in the same boat and not at work where it may be embarrassing to be the only fat one there).

(65) chaya, July 26, 2008 6:36 PM

for real?

Measuring peoples' waists is an insane idea. People who are overweight are aware that they are overweight, they do not need to be publically shamed for something they may not have much control over.

(64) SusanE., July 16, 2008 3:52 PM

WoW.........over 60 Posts ! !

Since reading this article and posting a few weeks ago, I have watch the video again and read all the posts again.

This is a hot topic rabbi. I see people are still posting.

My views have not changed. Nor my waist size ...Phew !!

previously posted under "Hmmmm Where to Start", Susan 8:15am posted on 6/24

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