Sunday, November 10, 2019

Yes, You Can Fight City Hall By Dr. Dovid Schwartz, the power of truth and Adam and Eve jokes and Top 20 Country Population History & Projection (1810-2100)

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Yes, You Can Fight City Hall By Dr. Dovid Schwartz, the power of truth

In December 2017, the "progressive" New York City Council passed the Counseling Censorship Law. The vote was: 43 for, 2 (both Orthodox Jews) against, and 1 abstention. In other words, it passed overwhelmingly!

The law stated that if people (adults) came to a licensed therapist like me, and stated that they were attracted to someone of the same sex and did not want to embrace or express this attraction, I could not help them achieve their aim. I could help them become homosexual. I could help them become transgender. But I could not help them overcome their unwanted feelings or thoughts. If I did, I would be fined up to $10,000 per session.

Last Sukkos, I decided to sue the city of New York. I engaged the services of the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF), a non-profit First Amendment legal group that has argued cases in front of the Supreme Court over 50 times, winning over 80 percent of the time. The lawsuit stated that this law clearly violated my freedom of speech and freedom of religion. the government has no right or business being in a therapist's office monitoring the conversation of adults or telling them they cannot try to live according to the teachings of their faith.

The city had a team of five lawyers working on this case. Three of those five lawyers worked for the prestigious law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Using lawyers from an outside firm is somewhat unusual for the city, and the extra added expense meant New York did not want to lose this case, which had national significance.

My team consisted of three lawyers from the ADF, headed by Roger Brooks, and a local New York City lawyer, Barry Black. Both sides were prepared to take the case up to the Supreme Court if necessary. My legal team said it could take at least three to four years from beginning to end and I should be prepared for the long haul.

January 23, 2019, we filed our first brief. The Lubavitcher Rebbe's writings and speeches on responding to homosexual feelings were included in it. Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union – not a Lubavitcher, added a seven-page document – discussing the Rebbe's stature and his teachings.

We also filed a 30-page brief from Lawrence Mayer, M.D., PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, which contained supporting studies on sexual orientation and gender identity.

On June 19, my legal team and the city's legal team appeared in Federal Court for the first hearing in front of Judge Raymond Dearie for a request for a preliminary injunction to allow me to continue seeing cases relating to homosexuality until the mater was finally adjudicated. My legal team said they thought the judge's decision would take at least three months to be handed down.

Now the miracle unfolds.

One week before the end of the three months – September 11, 2019 – my lead lawyer, Roger Brooks, received a phone call from a New York Times reporter. He said the speaker of the New York City Council, Corey Johnson, who is openly homosexual, would be holding a national news conference the next day to announce that the city of New York would be repealing the Counseling Censorship Law!

After consulting with the national LGBT movement, Johnson realized that the city of New York would most likely lose the case. It realized that the law violated both free speech and the free exercise of religion. And since it didn't want to look bad before a national audience, the City Council decided after much discussion to repeal the law, a highly unusual move.

Two weeks later – on September 26 – the New York City Council repealed the law, 45-0! What a turnabout. A law that passed 43-2 was repealed 45-0! And instead of 3-4 years –11 months!

My legal team was totally astonished! What a nes!

The Lubavitcher Rebbe often said: Never underestimate what can be done against overwhelming odds. Indeed. Loyalty to Hashem resulted in an anti-Torah law that was almost unanimously passed two years ago being overturned by the very same people –unanimously! Truly a miracle!

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RABBI SCHWARTZ'S ADAM AND EVE JOKES OF THE WEEK

 An Englishman, a Frenchman and a Russian are looking at a painting of Adam and Eve The Englishman admires it and says, "Look at them, calm, reserved and proper, they were surely English."The Frenchmen laughs and replies "They are barely clothed and beautiful, there is no doubt they would be French."The Russian slowly shakes his head, "My friends, they are definitely Russian. No clothes, no house, no possessions, they have only an apple to eat and they are told this is paradise."  

We are told that all marriages are meant to be as good as that first shidduch Hashem made in the Garden of Eden between Adama and Eve. In heaven, Adam and Eve asked the Almighty why they were the best pairing."Well," God replied, "Adam, you didn't have to hear all your life about all the men Eve could have married, and Eve, you didn't have to hear about how well Adam's mother cooked."

The worst part of the punishment about Adam and Eve's blunder in the Garden of Eden? laundry! 

What was Adam and Eve's biggest problem during their marriage? They could never agree on who wore the plants in the family. 

 It is well known that after Adam took a bite from the forbidden fruit, he felt great shame and covered himself with a fig leaf. Eve, too, felt shame and covered herself with a fig leaf. What is not as well known is that immediately thereafter, Eve went behind the bush to try on a maple leaf, a sycamore leaf, an oak leaf…

 Adam was bored in the Garden of Eden, so he says to God, "O Lord, I have a problem." "So what is your problem Adam?" replies God. "O Lord, I know that you did create me and gave me all this wonderful food and put me in this beautiful garden, but I'm just not happy." "Why is that, Adam?" "O Lord, even though I know you created this place for me and you gave me all these beautiful animals to be with, I am nevertheless still lonely." "OK Adam, I have the perfect solution - I shall create a woman for you." "What is a 'woman', O Lord?" "A 'woman' will be such an intelligent creature that she will know what you want before you ask for it. She will be so sensitive and caring that she will know your every mood and how to make you happy. Her beauty will be the equal of anything on earth. She will unquestioningly care for your every need and desire. She will be the ideal companion." answers the voice from heaven." "This woman sounds great to me, O Lord." "She will be, take my word for it, but she comes at a price, Adam." "So how much will she cost me, O Lord?" Adam asks. "She will cost you your left arm, your right foot, one eye, and one ear and half of your backside."Adam thinks about this for a good 60 minutes, working out all the pros and cons of having such a woman for company, but especially the cost to him. Finally Adam says, "O Lord, what kind of woman can I get for just one rib?" 

Adam and eve were in the Garden of Eden, and Eve had not been there long and Adam was trying to get a grasp on the female thing, so he asked God if they could have a talk. God replied, sure you're my son and I love you can ask me anything.So Adam asked, God you have given me the beautiful flowers and the sunset...But I look at Eve and she is so beautiful it takes my breath away... Why God, did you make eve so beautiful?God replied, my son that is easy, I made her that way so you would love her, Adam replied well, it worked but I have another question... I touch the cool water and rub the furry animals and they feel so good to me but I touch Eve and it is so wonderful my heart almost stops... God, why did you make her that way?God replied well Adam that is easy I made her that way so you'd love her...Well Adam replied, it worked, I do, but God I have one more question and I don't mean to question your wisdom or anything, but God she is stupid, why did you make her na├»ve, so gullible, so simple-minded? God replied my son that is easy I made her that way so she would love you

Top 20 Country Population History & Projection (1810-2100)

This video shows the Top 20 countries with most population from 1810 to 2100 based on the Angus Maddison Project. It gives a brief history of the world since the 1800s. Asia (China and India) had the most population since the beginning of human civilization. But if the UN projections are accurate enough, Africa might become the most populous continent within the next century. Population refers to a collection of humans. Demography is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations. Population in simpler terms is the number of people in a city or town, region, country or world; population is usually determined by a process called census.

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