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Why doesn't Daat Emet do televised lectures like the rabbis do?

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Question: Publication date: 11-01-2006
Title:   Why doesn't Daat Emet do televised lectures like the rabbis do?
Content:   I have a question for you about religious programming on TV.
A few days ago (and last week, and the week before that) I was zapping through the TV channels and landed on the Central Region local public access channel. (I live in Petach Tikvah; not everyone in the country gets that channel.)
A number of times I saw lectures by various rabbis, speaking about the Torah, Kabbalah, and other similar topics.
Here is some of what was said in those lectures:
1. Negative forces in the world: According to the faith, even "evil-doers" have power. They can use their evil, or something like that, for magical ends.
Incidentally, that same rabbi mentioned that our forefather Abraham knew all the Chinese wisdom of the Chi and of Chinese medicine long before, and actually taught it to the Chinese. Ridiculous, huh?
2. The sages of the Kaballah knew everything, including the latest scientific discoveries.
3. In the past, the Torah was all written as a single word (no spaces), and G-d himself created these spaces with time.
The rabbis also showed a number of places were you could change the spaces and so form entirely new words. What do you think about this?

In general, I wanted to ask why you don't have lectures on TV. I remember that Yaron Yadan was a guest on some TV show, but nothing more than that. It would be very interesting to hear true research into the philosophy of the Jewish people.

Sincerely,

Yoav

Answer: Publication date: 11-01-2006
Title:   Why doesn't Daat Emet do televised lectures like the rabbis do?
Content:   Dear Yoav,

Unfortunately the secular society has adopted into its heart the nonsense of the religious and has rejected the wisdom which leads to a free and egalitarian society, a society which advances the happiness of man.
We will cite for you the answer the Ministry of Communications -- The Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasts wrote to a member of Daat Emet who asked that Daat Emet lectures be broadcast in the same manner of rabbis' lectures are:

To Mr.
August 27, 2002

Dear Mr. ,

In re: Shows which preach a return to religion

In response to your letter of August 4, 2002, the Council set, at one of its meetings, the principles for religious broadcasts on local public access channels.
Within that framework the Council has ruled, among other things, that:
local broadcasts on the Jewish religion, traditions, and heritage may include support for the principles of religion, faith, or life style, but may not include unfair influence upon the viewer
local broadcasts on the Jewish religion, traditions, and heritage shall not present stands or information which belittle faith and the fulfillment of religious obligations, sects, ethnicities, or social groups, including other religious groups, or which call for their elimination
local broadcasts on the Jewish religion, traditions, and heritage will make every effort to ensure that all religious groups are presented fairly, accurately, and appropriately.

The full Council decision of August 1, 2002, can be found on the Council website, www.moc.gov.il.

the Council is aware of the problems which might arise from the broadcasts you describe in your letter, and will act according to the principles and the law, which calls for balanced broadcasts. We are currently looking at specific broadcasts which have been brought to our attention, and will soon issue a decision about them.

Sincerely,

Dan Waldman Esq.
Senior Assistant to the Council Chairman
cc: Mr. Oded Chaviv, Council Advisor on Local Public Access Programming

The Ministry of Communications guards the nonsense of religion, cloaking it with the name of tradition and heritage while rejecting the rational criticism of Daat Emet, claiming it belittles faith.

P.S. Anyone who can help change this sad status quo would greatly assist the ever weakening age of enlightenment.

Sincerely,

Daat Emet


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