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  • in reply to: Dual Citizen #1523072

    Joseph
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    No, you’re better off keeping your American citizenship and not acquiring or accepting Israeli citizenship even if you move to Eretz Yisroel. This will help you and your children avoid any heartache regarding the Israeli military draft, as a non-citizen won’t be drafted.


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    Neturei Karta are Litvish and come from the talmidei hagra.

    “btw- they also have their little group in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem.”

    Those are the real Neturei Karta unlike the wannabes in New York and London. The EY group are the originals and true followers of Hagaon Harav Amram Blau zt’l. The EY NK don’t have websites and don’t travel to foreign leaders.


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    “guilty of the same crime as the NK, which is ignorance and a belief system based on faith and not on genuine research after hearing real intellectual authorities on both sides.”

    Emunah Peshuta?

    in reply to: Proposing on a first date #1522197

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    Uncle Ben: Umm, I didn’t want you to share my story publicly.

    in reply to: moving US embassy #1521874

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    Mentsch1: Perfectly said. That’s also an excellent reason to get rid of all the embassies in Eretz Yisroel anywhere.

    in reply to: moving US embassy #1521667

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    The rabbonim don’t care. Why should they? This is a political issue between the US and the Zionists that hasn’t anything to do with Yiddishkeit.

    in reply to: First date ideas in Jerusalem #1520714

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    Are you and the other date going to meet at the site of the date?

    in reply to: Stop Eurovision song contest next year in Yerushalayim #1520713

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    Shopping: All of those are C”H’s.

    in reply to: White sugar, the unhealthy thing #1520693

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    Splenda?

    in reply to: A rabbi is a person that …. #1520593

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    Takes: Yes, they have smicha.

    Uncle: Anyone they, in their own judgement, deem qualified.

    in reply to: A rabbi is a person that …. #1520548

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    Anyone with smicha can call himself rabbi.

    In fact, anyone with smicha can give anyone else smicha and make more rabbis.

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1520546

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    A large portion of frum families have Medicaid or Child/Family Health Plus.

    in reply to: Should EY boycott Ireland? #1520544

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    Halevai they should be successful in keeping this pritzus out of EY next year.

    in reply to: Should EY boycott Ireland? #1520158

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    Who cares about a dispute between Ireland and the Zionists. Let them battle it out; nothing to do with Yidden, especially as this involves pritzus.


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    Start a new herring brand and undersell everyone else.

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519974

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    “And dentists do often rush through a treatment when they dont get paid enough.”

    Find a better dentist. So many do not.

    in reply to: LuxerieFit Ad on the side… #1519970

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    I haven’t seen these ads but the pictures in the news stories have also been going downhill for some time now.

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519881

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    Mammele: Thank you for that research. Do doctors get reimbursed at the same rate for CHP patients at they do for Medicaid patients? (In which case, apparently, the only difference between NY Medicaid and CHP is the costs for the enrollee/consumers.)

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519834

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    “By checking them more quickly (therefore less thoroughly) and spending less time answering questions.”

    The doctor will stop answering his questions after a set amount of time?

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519817

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    “Besides, most doctors will give less time for medicaid patients so they do work around that problem of less fee. Not saying its right or wrong but at least they see them.”

    How do doctors give less time to Medicaid patients than to their other patients?

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519793

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    Mammele: CHP isn’t Medicaid.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519770

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    TLIK: Halachicly Goyim do not have to follow halachic process of evidence, etc, when trying their own. But halachicly except in very exceptional cases, as noted, the Goyim do not have jurisdiction to judge Yidden. Even if they assert they do with their laws.

    in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519714

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    iac: A) Most insurance plans contractually do not allow doctors to waive co-pays and deductables and B) Medicaid doesn’t have co-pays or deductables altogether (at least in NY, where the OP is asking about), so waiving them doesn’t help Medicaid patients.

    in reply to: Posts on Shabbos? #1519702

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    I remember in the early days of the CR some of the posters posting left-wing garbage while claiming to be frum were found posting on Shabbos. One guy when busted claimed he was in Hong Kong, which was about the only place it wasn’t Shabbos at the time of his post. Unfortunately for him the mods pointed out he posted from a NJ IP Address.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519698

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    DY: Sell him as an indentured servant.

    TLIK: Halacha and S”A, by far, treat the situations where it is permitted to report to secular authorities as exceptional times representing a fringe minority of circumstances whereas the prohibition of mesira being applicable in the vast majority of times and situations. You, otoh, talk about it being applied across the board and minimize the issur of mesira with comments like regarding various white collar crimes “when this would be debated among poskim”. Err, no, if a yid bounces a very large check to you, as bad as he may be even if he did it intentionally and refuses to pay up, there’s not even a hava amina in the S”A or poskim that you might have a heter to press criminal charges against him.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519560

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    GHadorah: Good post.

    in reply to: Sprinkle Cookies #1519548

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    Whereas apples keep the doctor away, cookies keep the doctors busy.

    in reply to: I Hope Trump Gets Impeached 🎺🍑 #1519454

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    Definitely Pence ’24. Haley can be his secretary.

    in reply to: your opinion please #1519453

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    Yes, Syag. I appreciate your being dan lkaf zchus.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519446

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    Homeless people are potentially eligible for jury duty, especially if they have a mailing address such as a PO Box. Shikurim are certainly not ineligible and many in fact unquestionably serve on juries. Virtually any low life is eligible to serve on juries and as long as they’re over 18 and weren’t convicted of a crime they can and do serve on juries.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519420

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    Imagine that. 12 potential shikurim being paid $15/day. Those that couldn’t finagle their way out of jury duty or those that $15/day is a good day’s pay for them or those trying to wrap up the case ASAP so that they can get back to their real jobs paying more than $15/day, deciding the life of a potentially innocent man in a system that has a 97% conviction rate that can literally send people to jail for decades.

    Every day we hear more stories of people getting out of jail after finally being proven innocent after spending decades imprisoned on a false conviction.

    You trust such a corrupt system?!

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519416

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    TLIK, do you care to share your understanding of the applicability of the halachos of mesira and pidyon shvuyim? I mean according to how the Shulchan Aruch rules, not according to how you’d have written the Shulchan Aruch. Because the S”A is in conflict with your explanation. According to you, unlike according to the Mechaber and other Rishonim and Achronim, mesira and pidyon shvuyim has been repealed from Halacha in the modern 21st century Western world and have been effectively rendered null and void and inapplicable.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519388

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    Furthermore, even if he were guilty (which he isn’t and it is impermissible to believe — see above), Halacha does not provide for jailing as a punishment for crimes. As such there is further imperative to engage in pidyon shvuyim to save him for the unjust punishment.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519374

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    A non-Jewish court conviction has no validity in Halacha and the Yid remains as innocent in the eyes of the Torah as he was before he was accused.

    Aside from the standards of acceptable proofs of evidence being much lower in non-Jewish courts than in halachic courts, oftentimes what the accusations entail aren’t even crimes under Halacha.

    And that’s before even getting into the point of taking 12 people off the street, who can easily constitute drunkards, homeless, unemployeds, people rushing to get done with the case paying them $45/day while they’re losing their salary, to decide the guilt of the accused. And prosecutors and judges looking to convict not because of actual guilt but so that the DA or judge can get re-elected and enhance their political career as being tough on crime.

    in reply to: your opinion please #1519320

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    Plagarize someone’s valedictorian speech from the internet. No seminary will know the difference.

    in reply to: What was the first topic ever in ywn coffee room??? #1519274

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    The first topic was skipped as the CR went straight to the second topic. (Kinda similar to how every Mesechte starts with Daf Beis instead of Aleph.)


    Joseph
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    In your first example it seems he’d be halachicly obligated to give a divorce. Clearly he should give it. And if he doesn’t and Halacha permits coercion then he should be coerced.

    Your second example is a bit vague. Halacha has situations where he must give it and can be coerced if he does not. Halacha has other situations where he’s halachicly obligated to give it but the Beis Din is halachicly prohibited from applying coercion. In such a case he’s a rasha if he fails to give it even though the rabbonim cannot apply pressure and can do no more than tell him to. Then there are cases where (Chazal and) Shulchan Aruch say he does not have to give a divorce his wife is asking for and B”D is to tell her to return to his home and their marriage. Chazal, the Mechaber and others enumerate such situations.

    No lack of sympathy was expressed. Criticism was expressed for those that exert pressure for a divorce in situations where Halacha and S”A rule that one needn’t be given and pressure is kneged halacha. And when the term aguna is inapplicable even though it is bandied about to create secular pressures that are a severe violation of manifold halachos.


    Joseph
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    An aguna is defined in Halacha as a wife whose husband was lost at war or at sea and his whereabouts and whether he’s alive is unknown. There is a lot of halachic literature on this.

    These days the term has been hijacked for political purposes to often refer to wives who want a divorce, and their husband does not want to divorce, even when the wife is halachicly not entitled to a divorce.

    in reply to: Moetzes gdolai hatora forbids smartphone NOW WHAT?!?! #1518457

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    TLIK, how are you in a position to know better than them that it may be appropriate in Eretz Yisroel but not in America? Perhaps your assessment about America is wrong and theirs is right?

    in reply to: Anyone have an opinion on buying marijuana stocks 🌱?!?! #1518050

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    Freddyfish, you sound like you’re on it.

    in reply to: Shidduch between political enemies #1517780

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    Sounds like James Carville and Mary Matalin. What usually happens if the marriage lasts is that the wife slowly but surely changes her views to be less disagreeable with her husband and is no longer as publicly outspoken expressing her premarital views. Like what occurred with Matalin.

    in reply to: “Headlines” Indian hair episode: is it biased or activist? #1517739

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    Haleivi: which side of the issue did the podcast host take?

    The podcast sometimes has real rabbonim on the show (I think he gets them on by making a donation to their mosdos) and sometimes he has on the show clowns who use the title rabbi.


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    The kid looked like he didn’t know what the meshugana was saying. The kid didn’t start crying.


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    What happened?

    in reply to: About Ribbons Front Real human hair Wigs #1517538

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    RY23: “What?”
    Uncle Ben: “Translation please.”

    סוג זה של תחרה רחב תחרה נראה די הגיוני וזה שיער אדם פאות
    עשוי מסרטים מעולה חומר קבלת פאות לנשים שחורות
    מראה ייחודי. לא רק זה נותן כל דמות טבעית שיער אדם פאות
    זה להעיף מבט אופנתי על הפנים. השיער שלך עם פאה זה בדרך כלל אפשרי כי זה יכול להיות פיתוח מתוך השיער הנותר ופיזור דומה פאות לנשים שחורות
    . כמה יצרנים כרגע מנסים להפוך את הסרטים שלהם למעלה אמיתי שיער אדם שיער חתיכות סבירים כדי להבטיח נשים הדורשות זה עשוי למצוא את הכסף כדי לקבל את זה.
    בכל פעם אלה חתיכות שיער נוטים להיות לעשות שימוש בדרך האופטימלית, זה יהיה באמת לתת לך פאות אורגני לנשים
    תראה. מסיבה זו זה יהיה חשוב לגבי הלקוחות לדעת את דפוסי כמה בהתחשב כי hairpieces הם בדרך כלל תקועים סביב קו השיער הטבעי כולו והוא יכול שיער אדם פאות
    גם דבק ישירות לתוך הקצה עם שיער מתולתל.

    in reply to: Teshuva for Retzicha #1517526

    Joseph
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    Rivash 251 and Beis Yosef DH v’Nir’eh: Beis Din can punish according to the needs of the time, even without proper testimony. However, we are more apt to punish when there is greater testimony. We would cause a murderer to die (by locking him in a cell – Sanhedrin 81b) when there was not sufficient testimony against him. Some say that this is when the witnesses did not see each other, or there was no warning, or the witnesses disagreed about minor details. No one says that we do so based on one witness or women or Pesulim.

    in reply to: Ocean Terrace – Parkway Paradise caterer? #1517481

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    Call the Yeshiva’s main office and ask for the number.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Bachur and his sister- Maras Ayin? #1517335

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    Hadorah: Your sechel is insufficient to replace Halacha.


    Joseph
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    ZD, NASI doesn’t charge money.


    Joseph
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    Haimy: Specifically what histadlus do you think will help towards fixing this problem you described in your last comment?

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