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👍 MenoAugust 14, 2018 9:46 am at 9:46 am in reply to: Does anyone know the HEBREW year Rav Shlomo Freifeld was born? #1573260
He was niftar on Succos in תשנ”א.
Peleg is on social media?
What do you say “especially”? Women don’t have a mitzvah of p’ru ur’vu to begin with.
Avi, a Sandy Hook victim’s parents were allegedly threatened by a follower and had to move.
I think people should only be banned if they are encouraging violence.
I believe Alex Jones has been accused of indirectly encouraging violence.
NOYB, what would you say if they banned Holocaust deniers?August 6, 2018 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm in reply to: Anyone Know How I Can Get Zohar’s Album (the tzlil v’zemekid soloist)? #1569839
He had an album before those, produced by Avraham Rosenberg, with some vocals by the Tzlil V’zemer choir.August 6, 2018 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm in reply to: Most of us have heard and used the term siyata dishmaya .סייעתה דשמיה. #1569836
Tach V’tat may not be universally commemorated but it is commemorated and considered the norm to do.
I don’t understand your point. Are you claiming more people commemorate tach v’tat than the Holocaust? I don’t think that’s true.
And “the Shabbos is not a commemoration for the crusades”. Well we certainly are saying a tefillah about it EVERY shabbos year round, so if those Rishonim that instituted that, then SURELY the Holocaust which was multiple times more horrific should perhaps more certainly have a specific tfilah every shabbos. Just like the crusades.
So you’re making a new point – that we should commemorate the Holocaust every Shabbos just as we do the Crusades. I can’t speak for anyone else, but when I say Av Harachamim, I don’t specifically have in mind those who died al kiddush Hashem during the Crusades, I have in mind all those who died al kiddush Hashem throughout the generations, including in the Holocaust.August 6, 2018 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm in reply to: Most of us have heard and used the term siyata dishmaya .סייעתה דשמיה. #1569795
We don’t universally keep a day to commemorate Tach V’tat, and Shabbos is not a commemoration of the Crusades.
When Rav Herzog suggested Yom Hashoah to the Brisker Rav, he responded by quoting the paytan from מי יתן ראשי מים.
שִׂימוּ נָא עַל לְבַבְכֶם מִסְפֵּד מַר לְקָשְׁרָה,
כִּי שְׁקוּלָה הֲרִיגָתָם לְהִתְאַבֵּל וּלְהִתְעַפְרָה,
כִּשְׂרֵפַת בֵּית אֱלֹקינוּ הָאוּלָם וְהַבִּירָה,
וְכִי אֵין לְהוֹסִיף מוֹעֵד שֶׁבֶר וְתַבְעֵרָה,
וְאֵין לְהַקְדִּים זוּלָתִי לְאַחֲרָהּ,
תַּחַת כֵּן הַיּוֹם לִוְיָתִי אֲעוֹרְרָה,
וְאֶסְפְּדָה וְאֵילִילָה וְאֶבְכֶּה בְּנֶפֶשׁ מָרָה,
וְאַנְחָתִי כָּבְדָה מִבֹּקֶר עַד עָרֶב
This sounds like an excellent description of the Coffee Room
No, in the Coffee Room, people express opinions about subjects they know nothing about.
Curiosity, so not only should rebbeim have miniscule salaries, they should also be months behind?
I think kollel is (or should be) a prerequisite, just not the only one.
A word processor won’t correct usage of the wrong word.
So correct it yourself, before you post.
You can write your post in a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word) and copy/paste it.
Supply and demand.
Maybe the question is on us – why don’t we value our children’s Jewish education enough to pay their rebbeim and moros a fair wage commiserate with the value they are providing?
As far as part time=low salary, tell that to professional athletes who work half a year and get paid millions.
Instead of bashing those who may very well be the ticket to our Olam Habo, perhaps learn to appreciate the tremendous skill and dedication which the vast majority of mechanchim bring.
BTW, most mechanchim I know take summer jobs out of financial necessity, despite the fact that the intense nature of their jobs takes an emotional and physical toll well beyond the hours they spend in the classroom, and they could really use the break to recharge.July 26, 2018 7:43 am at 7:43 am in reply to: Yeshiva Tuition – question for executive directors #1565298
Parents send their kids to yeshiva because they don’t really have a choice.
I think one could have a better attitude and view it as a privilege to give one’s children a Jewish education.
Of course, it is an obligation as well, but still, why does that put the impetus on the schools?
Someone gave an analogy of an ice cream store. Ok, poor analogy, because ice cream is a luxury, and a Jewish education is a necessity.
How about a grocery, a landlord, a clothing store, etc.? Are they required to operate at a loss because they deal in necessities?
Tuition is, for many families, a tremendous financial burden, and people are frustrated. I get that. But it’s really unfair to bad-mouth the mosdos which actually do give many parents breaks and educate their children for below the actual cost, because of a misguided perception that they are obligated to swallow even more.
Should parents have less kids because yeshiva costs are too high?
Someone making that choice depends on their level of bitachon. Hashem prepares the finances for each child as they’re born.
No, jakob, it’s not fine. The poskim say it’s assur.
Ubiquitin: not off hand. I’ll try to find.
Modern Hebrew did the same, but worse, because from Lashon Hakodesh, r”l.
Hebrew is not Lashon Hakodesh, and was/is actually quite divisive.
According to an old NYT article, in the view of Dr. Max Weinreich, who “notes that Yiddish includes a few words from Old Italian and Old French…, Yiddish was invented by Jews who had arrived in Europe with the Roman army as traders, later settling in the Rhineland of western Germany and northern France. Mixing Hebrew, Aramaic and Romance with German, they produced a unique language, not just a dialect of German.”
You seem to really hate yiddish, I’m wondering why.
Do you really wonder why?
Avi, you’re smart enough to know that a rule can have exceptions, but your mindless hatred has blinded you.
There are plenty of seforim on hilchos Tefillin.
They should be taking a step up to Taster’s Choice.
Golfer, I remember you too.
Of course I remember you, and I’m so glad to hear that things have b”H settled down.
Joseph, what happened to Taster’s Choice?
I don’t think we’ll be seeing as many frum people in Starbucks.
I’m not sure if it’s assur mid’rabbonon or mid’Oraisa.
The bugs in NYC water are big enough to see.
Sweet corn is actually quite easy to eat raw.
Kof K says the same.
COR Canada says you need to check the water it was boiled in for insects by pouring it over a shmata and checking the shmata.
The South African Beis Din doesn’t allow it.
Many Israeli hechsherim don’t allow it.July 4, 2018 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1552525
In any case Im not looking to prove how great the Rebbe is our the nevuos he said that came true –
That’s a really bad idea to call his predictions nevuah. If his predictions were nevuah, he was a navi sheker ch”v, because some did not come true, most notably the immediate arrival of Moshiach.July 4, 2018 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1552524
That was the Rebbe’s fervent wish.
That’s a gross understatement. It was said as a certainty.July 4, 2018 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1552523
The mitzvah of pesach sheni disproves that. They were rewarded for demanding lama nigara?
That wasn’t a demand.July 4, 2018 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1552485
“The Rebbe was standing higher so he saw further.”
But the Rebbe also “saw” that Moshiach was coming miyad mamash…July 4, 2018 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1552469
Tzaddikim can see things in the spiritual realms as clearly as we can see things here, if not clearer…
And we know he was a tzaddik who was omniscient because he told us. Got it.July 4, 2018 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1552416
By the 90s, the Rebbe told us the world is all ready for the Geula, everything that was needed has been accomplished, and the only thing he could think of why were still in golus is because it has to come from us!
He should have reconsidered his thought that everything that was needed had been accomplished.
At Mincha yesterday, someone’s ringtone went off. It was set to Hashem Melech (which is actually a goyish song), and everyone just stopped in the middle of Shemoneh Esreh and started dancing.
It was horrible! (but lots of fun).
Oh but its ok to inconvenience someone if they might want to pull IN to their driveway. Good to know.
They have no more right to park in their illegal driveway than you have to park in the spot in front of it.
What constitutes an illegal drive way?
If it gets separated from its parents at the border.July 1, 2018 11:53 am at 11:53 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1549838
To make a statementJune 29, 2018 9:22 am at 9:22 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1549279
“Over 25 years is a long time to wait for the “immediate redemption” as the Lubavitcher Rebbe used to say “now”! How much Yiddishe suffering has there been in those years?”
Agreed. No one is happy about it.
Nobody in your circles can seem to be objective enough to admit that the Rebbe was wrong. He didn’t guess or speculate that Moshiach was coming immediately, he stated it as a certainty.