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  • #808963

    mosherose, If you are serious about the niece, you may as well put up a mechitza at your shabbos table.

    #808964

    mosherose – then that goes for aunts to nephews too. Isnt that one of the ossur marriages? so that means that an aunt cant talk to her 9 yr old/older nephew because now she cant touch him, sing in front of him , issur yichud etc.? so it’s arayos to talk to a nephew over 9?

    #808965

    mosherose
    Member

    No I meant that because an uncle is aloud to marry a neice its like any other unmarried boy-girl and assur. A boy can talk to his aunt because shes assur just like a sister or his mother and so wont think of doing anything with her.

    #808966

    mosherose – you better check taht out again. I was saying taht if your not allowed to talk to a niece cuz she is allowed to marry you than kal vechomer for a nephew adn aunt which is one of the assur marriages. Obviously none should stam be shmoozing, but i was once told that an aunt/uncle doesn’t have a yetzer hara for a niece or nephew cuz it’s family. In general women and men no matter how close ( brother and sister in laws) shouldnt stam shmooze. Note i said SHOULDN’t this doesn’t fall into catogory of assur.

    #808967

    mosherose
    Member

    “was saying taht if your not allowed to talk to a niece cuz she is allowed to marry you than kal vechomer for a nephew adn aunt which is one of the assur marriages.”

    If you hold that then a father could never talk to a daugter and a son to a mother. But we no thats not the case. Obviusly yur wrong.

    #808968

    you know very well your looking for arguments. i’m not making things up. your totally mixing yotzros. You know that the issur of yichud doesn’t apply to blood reltives: parents grandparents children grandschildren and siblings. Yet it does apply to nieces nephews aunts and uncles.

    #808969

    mosherose
    Member

    “Yet it does apply to nieces nephews aunts and uncles. “

    So fine. He sholdnt play games with his neices and if he was a woman she shouldnt play games with her nephew. Happy?

    #808970

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Sorry, Moshe. I take an very active role in the lives of my nephews and nieces.

    If your interpretation of the Torah says that that’s wrong, then you boycott your nieces. I’ll stick with my family, thank you very much.

    The Wolf

    #808971

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Oh, and FWIW, the game of Wealth of Nations ended up being only between myself and two sons. Instead of focusing on farms and banks as I did in the previous game, I decided to corner the labor market. It might have worked too, had I not made several stupid miscalculations during the course of the game. In the end, I lost badly to the boys. Oh well… there’s always next time.

    The Wolf

    #808972

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    No game this week. As it turned out, one of my students needed an extra lesson before going to camp, so I spent a portion of my Shabbos afternoon attending to him. Besides, my kids had their cousins from Israel over and were far too busy playing with them to want to play a game with old Dad. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #808973

    jewish girl
    Member

    mosherose:

    if wolf is with his neice and his daughter its permissable becouse his daughter is a shomer becouse she is called “shelo yechta imo”

    #808974

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Jewish Girl,

    To be fair (and I don’t even know why I’m bothering), the issue that MosheRose has is not with yichud (which is where your point is relevant) — after all, my wife is usually in the house too. I think he objects (and MR, if I’m wrong, please correct me) to my even talking/interacting with my nieces at all.

    While I will certainly take steps to avoid yichud with my nieces, I will not simply back out of their lives. I am far too involved an uncle for my nieces and nephews to do that.

    The Wolf

    #808975

    mosherose
    Member

    “to my even talking/interacting with my nieces at all.”

    yes thats it. Since you could marry her shes no diffrent than any other unmarried woman whom you shouldnt be talking to.

    “I will not simply back out of their lives.”

    Then yur not keeping the torah. The torah demands that men keep far away from women who arent married to them or immediate reletives.

    #808976

    MR-I pity your nieces!

    #808977

    emoticon613
    Member

    why should you pity his neices? if they’re used to him not talking to him, then it’s not a problem! i WISH my cousins and uncles wouldn’t talk to me!

    #808978

    oomis
    Participant

    “The torah demands that men keep far away from women who arent married to them or immediate reletives.”

    I don’t recall learning that, but you do that, Moshe. Your nieces will be just fine. The Torah says M’dvar sheker tirchak, but does it say to stay away from females and not talk to them? However, there are people who hold that.

    #808979

    Yanky R.
    Member

    oomis1105: Please check out Pirkei Avos for an example of how Chazal advise men to talk to close women relatives.

    #808980

    Yanky , i’m almost sure i remember the mishna correctly of “al tarbe sicha im haisha” see mefarshim on it. i’d rather not post it all.

    Obviously all speach between fm and m (that aren’t married, or immediate blood relatives) should be kept to a minimal if they have to spk

    #808981

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    This weekend we played Wealth of Nations again (I lost to Walter again), Scrabble (I wiped the floor with the kids on that one) and Caylus (which I would have won had I not miscalculated on how another player would move the provost).

    I also got to play Scrabble with Eeees (we love to play that game together) and Trivial Pursuit.

    Oh, and we got to play Management Material.

    The Wolf

    #808982

    oomis
    Participant

    Trivial Pursuit, original genus – best game, ever! I also like Tri-Bond and Blurt.

    #808983

    mosherose
    Member

    “I also got to play Scrabble with Eeees (we love to play that game together) and Trivial Pursuit.”

    Al Tarbeh Sicha doesnt just mean talking. It means spending too much time. Remember Ezra made takanos so that men shouldnt always be by theyre wifes.

    #808984

    oomis
    Participant

    Mosherose, when men don’t spend enough time with their wives, their wives feel neglected and that leads to shalom bayis issues. Al tarbeh sicha does NOT refer to one’s own wife, but with other women.

    #808985

    missme
    Member

    “Al tarbeh sicha does NOT refer to one’s own wife, but with other women.”

    HUH???

    Al Tarbeh Sicha Im Ishah Beishtechu Omri, Kal Vachomer be’eshes chaveroi.

    #808986

    oomis
    Participant

    Ok, I stand corrected – on this. But, please elaborate – is this halacha or just one of many opinions expressed by different rabbonim.

    #808988

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Moshe,

    I’ll tell you what.

    You spend your time with your wife the way you want to. And I’ll spend my time with my wife the way I want to. And if that means talking with her, or playing games with her or taking a walk around the block or whatever else it entails to enhance our relationship, I’ll do it.

    It’s not your place to determine how much I should talk with my wife or whether or not we should play games together.

    The Wolf

    #808989

    smartcookie
    Member

    Wolf- why in the world are you bothering to answer and excuse yourself to his nonsense?

    We all know what a normal marriage requires.

    #808990

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Wolf, remember that MR is a young guy in his 20s who frummed out and is not married. Not a good dose for common sense.

    #808991

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    SJS: I thought we agreed he is a member of JTS?

    #808992

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I haven’t had a chance to play a game with the kids the past two Shabbossim. Hopefully this week it’ll work out.

    (For those of you who think I’m committing some horrible sin by playing games with my kids/nieces/nephews/wife — don’t bother correcting me — I’m not listening.)

    The Wolf

    #808993

    i have a feeling mosherose is not married, otherwise he would’nt say what hes saying.

    #808994

    Kmelion
    Member

    My daughters and I enjoy playing Settler and Seafarers of Catan and we all enjoy playing Puerto Rico. Card games we love are Phase 10, 5 Crowns and Fluxx. We’ve played Management Material when a friend comes over who brings it. I also enjoy Graverobbers from Outerspace and all the various accompanying decks for it.

    Another game I’ve played is Carcassone, which is another G-S game.

    #808996

    shmuelt
    Member

    There is a new game coming out that will be a blast on Shabbos called “Sounds Like A Plan” where you give advice from cards. I am currently testing it for a company. “Headbanz” is a great family game

    #808997

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I could never get into Carcassone. I don’t know nwhy.

    The Wolf

    #808998

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Got to play Wealth of Nations again this past Shabbos with my son and brother-in-law. While we didn’t get to finish the game (I had to leave for Mincha), at least this time I finally felt like I was in a truly competative position. In far too many games of WoN, Walter not only beat me but positively shmeared me while doing it.

    The Wolf

    #809000

    mosherose
    Member

    “(For those of you who think I’m committing some horrible sin by playing games with my kids/nieces/nephews/wife — don’t bother correcting me — I’m not listening.)”

    What you mean is Im going to do an aveira and I dont care what you think. In the times of the gemara we used to put people like that in a kippah.

    #809001

    yechezkel89
    Member

    mosherose go learn some halacha, haskafa and just about everything else related to Judaism before you make silly comments.

    #809002

    Sister Bear
    Member

    Not sure if these are really strategic but they do require brains.

    Skip-Bo – but I like Phase 10 better.

    Mahjong – it’s really expensive (used is around $100) but a lot of fun.

    Rummikub

    Malarky – is a great one for laughs. Not really Strategic and doesn’t have a board but you do need your brain to make up lies. (Which isn’t assur since everyone will know your lying right away. Which I learned is fine.)

    #809003

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Very odd experience, the week before last:

    Almost every time I play Wealth of Nations with my older son, I lose. He simply outmaneuvers me at every turn of the game. The strategy complexity level for WoN is rather high.

    The Shabbos before last, I played Pente with him. Pente is a very simple abstract game with not a great deal of strategy. The game can be very easily explained in three minutes.

    Not only did I beat him at Pente, but I beat him 20 times in a row. He failed to win a single game.

    Odd how he can dominate at games with complex strategies but so utterly fail at simple ones.

    The Wolf

    #809004

    oomis
    Participant

    right side/left side brain use.

    #809005

    apushatayid
    Participant

    My kids absolutely love playing “Settlers”. I just cant stand it.

    #809007

    On these long friday nights, me and my sibs play board games after the meal.

    “Perpetual Commotion” Rox!!!!!- though not mind challenging

    or we like “Blurt” and “Malarky”- both take quick thinking

    #809008

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    First, One gadol was quoted as saying that Al tarbeh does not apply these days to husbands and wives. They need to do whatever will bring shalom bayis.

    Second, Even gedolim used to play chess.

    #809009

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    “Second, Even gedolim used to play chess.”

    On Nittel Nacht.

    #809010

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    First, One gadol was quoted as saying that Al tarbeh does not apply these days to husbands and wives. They need to do whatever will bring shalom bayis.

    Heh. I’ve been saying for ages that it does not apply (at least not on it’s very literal meaning) for quite a while… and every time I say that, someone tries to jump down my throat (again, not on a literal level). 🙂

    The Wolf

    #809011

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Bed-Stuy, I believe some cite a medrash that Shlomo Hamelech invented chess. Now, he predated Xmas by quite a few years.

    #809012

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    Pashuteh:

    Please provide the citation for said Medrash.

    #809013

    hanib
    Participant

    i like 221 B Baker Street and playing Who’s It? with my children.

    #809014

    My favorite games are Scrabble and the old Trivial Pursuit.

    #809015

    brotherofurs
    Participant

    i just got this sik game called SPOT-It :). its soo much fun!! buy it! i played with my family a lot and even got my father and his friend [a family friend staying by our house]to join the game!:D

    #809016

    TheGoq
    Participant

    backgammon

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