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  • in reply to: Trief Recipe #1472364

    Joseph
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    “it is a well known ma’amer of Chazal I am quoting. It refers, I believe, to eating. Not jumping.”

    You believe the Chazal means that if someone failed to eat General Tso’s Chicken or Chinese food in his life, he’ll be punished in Shamayim?

    in reply to: Reb Moshe on Shabbos Clocks #1472331

    Joseph
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    Zilzul Shabbos is chopped liver?

    in reply to: Trief Recipe #1472308

    Joseph
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    “Chazal say that one who fails to try something permissible will face din v’cheshbon.”

    Will people who fail to go bungee jumping have to give din v’cheshbon for that failure?

    in reply to: Trief Recipe #1471978

    Joseph
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    יש דין ויש דיין


    Joseph
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    Neville: What makes you sure your weighing the two issues against each other or your sense of proportion is correct in this case?

    in reply to: What do you think of “The Becher?” #1471892

    Joseph
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    Maybe we should say Al Naharos Bavel instead of Shir Hamaalos, I mean that tis where the passuk of Im Eshkacheich is found.

    During the Three Weeks on weekdays we do say Al Naharos Bavel instead of Shir Hamaalos.


    Joseph
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    They’ll have the same end as all idol worshippers.

    in reply to: If you had one era to go back in time… where would it be? #1471570

    Joseph
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    Har Sinai.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471545

    Joseph
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    Phil, I’m not going to respond to your angry rantings regardless of your having repeatedly copied and pasted the same outburst about four times already on this thread.

    If you have something semi-intelligent to ask, I’d be happy to respond – as I have in the past.

    in reply to: Problem Being Unable to Consume Much Alcohol – And Can't Get Drunk #1471511

    Joseph
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    Bump

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471426

    Joseph
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    Gaon,

    Rav Vozner is not Chasidish. Everything you just said doesn’t dispute the fact that it is minimally the “minhag” hamakom.

    Are you really trying to claim that if a Kiryas Yoel woman or a New Square woman or a woman from one of the many Chareidi (including most non-Chasidish Chareidim in Eretz Yisroel) communities where women do not drive, wants to drive then she can disregard the community and simply drive at will?

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471320

    Joseph
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    Takes2: No one disagrees that it is a machlokes haposkim, with great names on both sides, whether women may drive.

    ghdora: The Mechaber didn’t give this Psak “over a thousand years ago.” And Klal Yisroel has accepted the Psakim of the Mechaber given in the S”A as binding. Furthermore, this Psak comes directly from Chazal. And even moreso, no one, that’s right no one – not before the Mechaber and not since the Mechaber, argues against this Psak in S”A (that’s also in the Rambam.)

    in reply to: The Zionist Entity #1471106

    Joseph
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    Avi, you’re failing to take your very own purported advice proffered above. Could it be it was merely stated in defeat?

    in reply to: The Zionist Entity #1471046

    Joseph
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    Rav Avigdor Miller on saying Lashon Harah About Golda Meir

    Q: Isn’t it lashon horah, slander, to talk negatively about a personality; for instance the way you spoke about Golda Meir?

    A: And the answer is it says לא תלך רכיל בעמיך – “You should not speak gossip or slander among your people.”  And the Gemara says בעושה מעשה עמך – “Only when they do the deeds of your people.”  Now, if somebody breaks away from her people and she becomes a Marxist, and doesn’t believe in Hakadosh Baruch Hu, then she’s an atheist, and she doesn’t deserve any consideration. And therefore it’s a mitzvah to tell the truth about that person. And the truth is that she is a Socialist and a Marxist, and is an enemy of Hashem and the Jewish people. And therefore, there is no reason why should we spare her the truth.

    Tape # 200 (January 1977)

    in reply to: Reb Moshe on Shabbos Clocks #1471047

    Joseph
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    “Moderator: The order of my posts matter. You put reply 1469551 before 1469549.”

    If the order matters, it is best to put the replies in one post. The new system orders posts based on when they were approved, unlike the previous system that did it based on when it was submitted. You can tell which were submitted earlier, even if they were approved later, since the earlier posts are assigned a lower number even if approved by a moderator later.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471043

    Joseph
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    Phil: Why are you angry at me at what Chazal, the Rambam and the Mechaber pasken is Halacha? All I offered to you before your outburst were maare mekomos.

    in reply to: Why Was Woman Created? #1471033

    Joseph
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    ChabadShlucha: What does the Lubavitcher Rebbe teach about this?

    in reply to: The Chumrah Song #1471034

    Joseph
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    Our friend just put out a new Purim video for Oorah called Eat4Oorah.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471015

    Joseph
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    Phil, take a look at Shulchan Aruch EH 73:1 and Rambam Hilchos Ishus 13:11.

    in reply to: Why are Yeshiva bein hazmanim so long? #1470990

    Joseph
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    What’s being under the microscope have to do with how much time off is needed?

    in reply to: The majority of car accidents involve women. #1470821

    Joseph
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    Women drive less than men, so as drivers they’re involved in less accidents and pay less insurance.

    in reply to: What do you think of “The Becher?” #1470795

    Joseph
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    If an odom godol suggested this, rather than a commercial outfit, I’d say it’s worth considering.

    in reply to: Clones In Halacha #1470781

    Joseph
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    B’chor, yerusha, pidyon haben, peter rechem, etc.

    in reply to: Big Brim Vs. Small Brim! #1470780

    Joseph
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    “The Mishnah Berurah uses that example regarding the issue of covering your head for mentioning Hashem’s name in general, not specifically for bentching or davening. It’s clearly two separate issues.”

    How are you separating them? You obviously say Hashem’s name during davening and bentching. If you need it in general for Hashem’s name, kal vachomer for davening/bentching.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470762

    Joseph
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    Gaon, the basis for his ruling didn’t change subsequent to his Psak.

    Rav Shmuel HaLevi Wosner: Shevet HaLevi 4:1.2 and Shevet HaLevi 7:11.

    HaRav Yitzchak Zilberstein issued the same Psak, less than two years ago, against women driving. He quotes the kuntres Rachmei HaRav from HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L, in which Rav Wosner writes women should not get a drivers license. He explains that while this is somewhat commonplace today, it is not advised for the actual process of obtaining the license results in compromising her modesty as does actual driving of a vehicle by a woman for this exposes her to sites in the streets and marketplace.

    “וליבי אומר לי שהוא אחד הגורמים של האסונות הגדולים שנעשים בדרכים בארץ ישראל המפילים כל כך חללים והרגו כבר טובים וצדיקים וזה מצורף לכל העבירות הנעשים בדרכים שמולידים המחבלים שמסכנים הדרכים”.

    in reply to: Big Brim Vs. Small Brim! #1470756

    Joseph
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    “The Mishneh Berurah (91,10) says that using your sleeve over the head is fine.”

    You hear that Meno? (Or is this one of those funny things you were talking about?)

    in reply to: Clones In Halacha #1470759

    Joseph
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    I think there are ethical concerns about cloning people.

    Imagine if they made many clones of me. All the leftists would go screaming bloody murder!

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470741

    Joseph
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    Gaon, Rav Vozner never changed his position. He maintained it was assur until his recent petira. Please read it inside. I believe I put a translation of his teshuva in an older thread here about women driving.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470715

    Joseph
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    Gamanit: It isn’t *me* or my issue. Gedolei Poskim have addressed the issue of women driving. And some of them, including written teshuvos from luminaries such as Rav Vozner, ruled against it. As far as what their issue is, I believe it is the driving, not the sitting in the front seat.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470707

    Joseph
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    Neville, I’m quite familiar with who EN claims supports them. Their claims aren’t accurate. I heard exactly what Rav Shteinman (and Rav Chaim) told them. The videotape is online. A careful listening of exactly what Rav Shteinman told them indicates he did not endorse everything they actually do.

    in reply to: Big Brim Vs. Small Brim! #1470691

    Joseph
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    ghdora, why would you or anyone think someone who puts a Talis on his head is (or even thinks he is) more Ehrlich?

    in reply to: Why are Yeshiva bein hazmanim so long? #1470680

    Joseph
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    ZD, you don’t sound like you’re a big fan of Shabbos.

    in reply to: Why has the YWN gone PC? #1470678

    Joseph
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    No, Gaon, davening for the malchus is not equivalent to saying that Yidden and Goyim are equal or that we should daven for them equally or hope for the safety of them both equally.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470661

    Joseph
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    ZD, just because something is done doesn’t mean it is correct or proper to do.

    In any event, as some others have pointed out, Kiryas Yoel and New Square (or in Eretz Yisroel, Meah Shearim and a bunch of other places) would be an even better example. If a female visitor came to one of those places it would be improper for her to drive around. (Especially if she isn’t just passing through, but rather stopping and staying in town.)

    in reply to: Why are Yeshiva bein hazmanim so long? #1470662

    Joseph
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    Many Gedolim were in favor of not giving bochorim off for Chol Hamoed and, instead, keeping the Yeshiva open. Even if that meant giving them off another time.

    in reply to: Why has the YWN gone PC? #1470664

    Joseph
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    Suppose a family conducts a memorial service for their child who was a victim of a mass shooting. Does the family deserve to be criticized for focusing only on their own child? Does that mean they’re being selfish and bigoted for not caring about the other victims?

    BINGO! Klal Yisroel is all family.

    in reply to: Big Brim Vs. Small Brim! #1470606

    Joseph
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    Nechomah, that exactly illustrates my earlier point about the requirement for two head coverings.

    in reply to: Unsold fax machines #1470558

    Joseph
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    You can send and receive faxes via a web browser or email (not to mention an old fashioned modem), eliminating the need for a physical fax machine even if you still have a need to fax.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470545

    Joseph
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    BTW regarding women drivers the Rebbe explicitly told people is not our minhag to forbid women from driving but it depends if it’s the minhag hamakom by them. If it is they need to be careful about it there.

    There you go, Neville. A Psak that “our women may drive in our community, but if they go to a community where driving is forbidden for women then our women are not permitted to drive there.”

    in reply to: The Zionist Entity #1470520

    Joseph
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    Q: Isn’t it lashon horah, slander, to talk negatively about a personality; for instance the way you spoke about Golda Meir?

    A: And the answer is it says לא תלך רכיל בעמיך – “You should not speak gossip or slander among your people.” And the Gemara says בעושה מעשה עמך – “Only when they do the deeds of your people.” Now, if somebody breaks away from her people and she becomes a Marxist, and doesn’t believe in Hakadosh Baruch Hu, then she’s an atheist, and she doesn’t deserve any consideration. And therefore it’s a mitzvah to tell the truth about that person. And the truth is that she is a Socialist and a Marxist, and is an enemy of Hashem and the Jewish people. And therefore, there is no reason why should we spare her the truth.

    Tape # 200 (January 1977)

    in reply to: Why has the YWN gone PC? #1470524

    Joseph
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    I’m still tickled pink that this thread has become “Team Avi K and Joseph”.

    in reply to: Is there any way to prevent mass shootings???? #1470437

    Joseph
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    Move to a country of only frum Yidden.

    in reply to: Why has the YWN gone PC? #1470439

    Joseph
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    This is getting even more exciting. Now Midwest2 has concluded that not only is Avi K a troll but that I am one too. After first concluding I am, retracting that and saying I am not one but rather Avi K is. Now it’s double or nothing.

    And how’d my friend ChabadShlucha come into this picture?

    Anyways, Midwest2 has forsworn ever answering again. He’s too busy at the theatre with his non-R rated showbiz.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470440

    Joseph
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    Gamanit, I don’t understand your question. I understand the technical aspect but not your point. Please explain how what you’re asking is relevant.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470442

    Joseph
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    Neville, why would you assume that lo tisgodedu is inapplicable?

    in reply to: Clones In Halacha #1470378

    Joseph
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    A Golem?

    in reply to: Why has the YWN gone PC? #1470344

    Joseph
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    mdd, which statement of mine are you protesting?

    Midwest, if you don’t remember me being here 5-6 years ago then, er, you weren’t really around. In any event, your comment from that period said you were okay with watching Hollywood movies unless it was rated R. (Your reference.)

    Has anyone yet marveled that I’m being grouped on this topic with Avi K?

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470345

    Joseph
    Participant

    EN *only* operates in BP. Nowhere else.

    in reply to: when to tell parents that you are expecting #1470259

    Joseph
    Participant

    Is the secrecy to prevent ayin hora?

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470152

    Joseph
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    When she’s the only woman driving in a neighborhood where women never drive. That attracts attention on her, as being out of the norm for a woman.

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