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  • in reply to: Kaparos Chilul Hashem #1593560

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    Look at the photo essay of how to hold the chickens to be humane.

    Photo Essay: Yidden In Yerushalayim By Kaporos (Photos by JDN)

    in reply to: Kaparos Chilul Hashem #1593559

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    Joseph, the gemora in Baba Metzia says that Rebbi Yehuda Hanosi had stomach problems because he was harsh to a calf saying go to be slaughtered because that is why you were created.

    in reply to: Kaparos Chilul Hashem #1593558

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    ubiq, I 100% agree with you. Look at the Klei Yokor on ומוראכם וחתכם we can eat animals because we are greater than they are by learning Torah that is why an am haaretz is forbidden to eat meat, but it does not mean that we should be inhumane to them because at the same time the Torah forbids tzaar baal chaim.

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    in reply to: Kaparos Chilul Hashem #1591753

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    The idea is that whatever is done to the fowl should be done to us which money does not shpw. We should be careful not do any tzar baal chaim to the kaparos by dangling its head down but cradle it.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1591183

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    1, Look up the Midrash Samuel on the Misnah איזהו דרך ישרה שיבור האדם who says that mitzvos among the fellow Jews comes before mitzvos between us and Hashem.

    in reply to: Rabbi Miller on walking during davening #1591062

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    The shuttling back and forth is based on the pasuk כל עצמתי תאמרנה davening with our whole body, but we are still staying in the same place. I heard in the name of a Rebbe that it should not be down sideways because it indicates ‘no’.

    in reply to: ditch trump #1591011

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    Separating families is not moral according the Agudath Israel statement, denying and not feeling responsibility for 3000 dead in Puorto Rico for lack of help, has problem in telling the truth, and destroyed health care thereby responsible for the death of people having a lack of health care. The president as a leader has to do for the benefit of the governed more than an individual . He commited adultery multiple times.

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1590973

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    They hate Trump because of his lack of human behavior, separating families, dismissing 3000 dead in Puorto Rico , calling people names, celebrating white nationalists, not carring about the poor’s ‘livelihood and their health care.

    in reply to: Rabbi Miller on walking during davening #1590976

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    Look at SA O”CH 98:4 davenen should be like the korbonos, sacrifice which was done at a fixed place and not done all over the place.

    in reply to: Yarmulke origins #1590988

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    Don’t taking it literally. He was saying that people who wear a small yarmulke have a small brain, they are not so smart, otherwise they would be wearing a larger one. Any way most of the head should be covered. רובו ככולו most is considered like the whole.

    in reply to: Driving German cars by ” heimish” people. #1590956

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    My mother filled granades in IG Farben being strong enough to work thereby sent to the right in Auschwitz.

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1590934

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    I did not meet the Lebovitcher Rebbe personally, but I saw something interesting in his farbrengen.
    When someone wanted to drink wine and make a lechaim, he would lift his cup such that the Rebbe would see it and after the Rebbe saw it, he would nod his head with an acknowledgement to drink.
    When davening his daled amos was left empty.

    in reply to: Rabbi Miller on walking during davening #1590916

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    The way I understand it is that there are kitrugim, so you need to shoot many arrows or tefilos at the same place to shoot through and when you move around that is not happening.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590656

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    1, King Solomon says אל תצדק הרבה don’t be too relgious because you put your emphasis on mitzvos that apply between you and G-d forgetting mitzvos between you and your fellow man and not caring about insulting someone.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590529

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    I agree, but if the companies are out for themselves by not paying a living wage and their is no job training then the government has to help.

    in reply to: Being “A Light Unto the Nations”. #1590496

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    The Maasei Hashem explains that Avraham Avinu what shown the stars. Didn’t he see it himself? This is what Hashem told him. You will be lighting up the world like the stars by spreading Emunas Hashem around the world. If they keep the seven mitzvos , we should not exclude them but respect them. There is a question if shutaf is forbidden by a non-jew. Also, they follow their religion as a custom and not a belief.

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1590375

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    About putting Rabomim on top of the list , the gemora in Nedorim says that the exile came שלא ברכו בתורה תחילה they did not make a brocho before learning. The Ran explains that the Torah had no chashivus in their eyes to make a blessing on it. The Chasam Sofer says there, baderech malitza, that when they praised someone they praised first his secular knowledge over his Torah knowledge. Borchu can also mean praising.

    in reply to: Yarmulke origins #1590381

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    I once heard from Rav Shulman was asked how big a yarmulke you should have? He said it should cover your brain. The explanation is that we dress up the sefer Torah because you want to protect what is valuable.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590355

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    1 – Are you a religious person? Before Yom Kippur, I would be concerned for my own lot and not insult people.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590308

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    Joseph, your party does not care about the poor, sick, workers and uneducated.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590300

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    1, Look at the mishna in the 7th Perek in Aholos that under certain circumstances the baby is a radof so the mother comes first. אשה שהיא מקשה לילד מחתכין את הולד במיעה The Maharshoh explains that was the reason Pharaoh picked jewish midwifes because the Jews are not commanded on the uborim which is punished heavenly not by beis din. It is only monetary punishment. When it comes to the Iran Deal, Israel is more endangered now because they are not checked in what they are doing.

    in reply to: Rabbi Miller on walking during davening #1590248

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    I don’t know what he says, but I can explain what is wrong with it. The reason we need a makom kavia by davening according to the Ari z”l is because davening is compared to the shooting of an arrow, When you shoot an arrow from multiple places, you cannot shoot through.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590112

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    No one is all good and no one is all bad.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1590111

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    1, Protecting the borders is our values even it separates families?

    in reply to: Yarmulke origins #1589674

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    MB brings in SA O”CH 2:6 s’K 10 the gemora Shabbos 156 Cover your head in order to have the fear of Heaven on you, can be that you should recognize that there is someone above you.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1589382

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    אתם נצבים היום כלכם לפני ה’ אךקיכם we stand in judgement on Rosh Hashana in unity before Hashem our
    G-d.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1589379

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    The Zahor Hakadosh says that the reason is that the mother (Hashem) should look for her children. It says that it will be happening that a nest of birds will be found by you, but the problem is that it is written with an aleph when it should have been written with a heh. Similarly Yaakov Avinu tells his children that I will tell you what will happen and the end of days, again written with an aleph. Maybe, it says in the Midrash that Moshiach can be brought for three reasons where all three are related to reading or speech. Learning of mishnayos, belief and the act of bowing down showing appreciation for the good, That is Mishnayos, Krias Shma and Davening. What about if he does not want the birds or the eggs? There are three reason, protecting the species showing mercy and the above. According to the two reasons no because you are protecting the species, if you don’t take the birds or eggs and you show more mercy by leaving them with the mother.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1589380

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    The sefer Hachinuch explains that the bringing of Bikurim is a sign of Hakoras Hatov. He recognizes that Hashem has helped him plant a tree and to grow fruit. The first the most appreciated and he is willing to part from and giving it to Hashem thereby showing that He is more beloved than himself.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1589383

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    ובחרת בחיים The explains that to convince Jews to the follow the mitzvos of the Torah should be done from life, positive reinforcement, telling him that he will gain Gan Eden not vice versa because then he will accept the Torah and mitzvos from love.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1589402

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    There is a logic to be happy for slichos for appreciating that Hashem because of his mercy gives us an opportunity once a year to ask for His forgiveness. Rosh Hashana is a day we designate such that the satan does not know when it is to be mekadreg and Hashem the King sits on His throne when we tell him so.

    in reply to: Time to Walk Away #1589358

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    Is it our values to separate families where the Aguda had a statement against it?

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1589345

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    Sholom Schnitzler,from London zt’l , Simon Wisenthal in LInz, Austria. He was a stamp collector. The Mattersdorfer Rav zt’l father and son were my rebbies. The Viener Rav (Hadhauser) was my rebbi. Learned together with Menachem Fischer Viener Dayan Shlita, Dovid Yitzchok Schik Shlita,
    Binyomin Gruber Rav Hamachshir for Hisachdus Harabonim Shlita, Rav Noach Isik Oehlbaum Shlita.

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1589346

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    LIpa Schmeltzer performed at my sons wedding.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1589027

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    Whether to say selichos or not is an argument by Reb Moshe O”CH 2:95 and Rav Ovadyah Yosef Yechaveh Daas 1:46 and Shareh Tshuva in the beginning SA O”CH 581 about saying selichos, the thirteen midos, before chatzos. According to kabalah it hurts by starting up with midas hadin considered קוצץ בנטיעות..

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1589030

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    In the above tshuva Rav Ovadyah Yosef suggests tp say it before Mincha if it is not possible to say it after chatzos.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1588840

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    They need linear translation selichas and kinnos to understand what they are saying so it should be appreciated.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1588833

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    ubiquitin – We say all selichos without music and all kinnos including extra selected pieces which are easy to understand for the holocaust.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1588754

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    Isn’t this thread about selichos, I am confused why are we talking about kinnos?

    in reply to: Why are Children from divorced homes treated as second class citizens? #1587982

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    The pasuk above for the sefardim should be:

    לכו אל יוסף כל אשר יאמר “לכם” תעשו

    in reply to: Why are Children from divorced homes treated as second class citizens? #1587939

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    Both the Ashkanazim and Sefardim have pasukim who to folllow. The Ashkanazim according to the Chasam Sofer ובני ישראל יוצאים ביד רמה and the sefardim according to Harav Ovadyah Yosef Yechaveh Daas 5 לכו אל יוסף כל אשר יאמר לך תעשו.

    in reply to: Recent chilul HaShem #1587787

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    It says יפה תלמוד תורה עם דרך ארץ even when we learn Torah we should have derech eretz. לעולם יהי’ אדם he should always be a mentsch.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1587766

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    Look up the introduction in the Rabbi Abraham Rosenfeld slichos that these designations indicate the poetic structure not tune, duplications according aleph beis, reverse aleph beis, rhyming and introduction, pesicha e,g. pizman refrain and repetition of the last stanza, sheniyoh, a two lined strophes, shlishiyoh, three lined strophes and shalmiyus, four line strophes.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1587668

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    In Europe the Reform Movement, Neolog brought organs into shul which was forbidden by Orthodox Rabonim going back to the Chasam Sofer.

    in reply to: Using an Image of A Rabbi for Shmira #1587521

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    The Magen Avraham 25 paskens that halacha supersedes kabalah e.g. when it comes to put tefillin on the hand sitting down or standing as our gemora indicates that mitzvas should be done standing as the implication of bekomo, bekama which is an accepted rule by the ashkanazim and certainly the brocho should be said standing. So, the paskim rule that we should not daven to malochim see Maharam Shik 293.

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    in reply to: Using an Image of A Rabbi for Shmira #1587393

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    For a discussion of tefila to malochim like midas horachamim and its adjustments see Encyclopedia Otzar Yisroel under malochim.

    in reply to: Using an Image of A Rabbi for Shmira #1587382

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    Milhouse, what does it hurt to daven to Hashem rather than directly to malochim that could hurt. He could be ovar on שם אלהים אחרים לא ישמע על פיך See the Minchas Elozor not to say the names of the malochim by shofar aloud, where some is incorrect. See Korban Nesanel at the end of the first perek in Tractate Rash Hashana about the stanza midas horachamim. Could you give me the source that their opinion is rejected.

    in reply to: Why are Children from divorced homes treated as second class citizens? #1587357

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    The Beth Hilel says that divorce is permitted even if she burns his food.
    They say if someone is so petty that he wants to divorce for that, then it is better to divorce because there is no future for this marriage.

    in reply to: Using an Image of A Rabbi for Shmira #1587018

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    Avi K, Hashem wants to merciful but also just. Yaakov Avinu asked the sar of Aisov to accept the Brochas of Yitzchok Avinu. We need that the malochim should not be מקטרג, accusatory and allow Midas Horachmim to rule.

    in reply to: Clean yourself of Sins #1587011

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    Why does not the ten days of repentance come before Rash Hashanah?
    We can’t repent before we accept that we are responsible to someone. By saying Hamelech Hakadash we are proclaiming that we are making Hashem King on us. Being His servant gives us an aura of hapiness that He desires our service and He does not set us aside, but it also brings on us a sense pf responsibility. We have to atone for our lack of service that a King like Hashem deserves and repent for our bad deeds.

    in reply to: Using an Image of A Rabbi for Shmira #1586283

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    Milhouse, in all cases we should pray to Hashem to command the malochim or midas horachamim to intercede in our behalf.

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