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    Haimy
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    Foodies, Bloggers, Wine Tastings, Our man in Washington, Prime Steaks, Hotdog contests, First Chareidi Weightlifting Competition, Universal Music Group, kosher cruise, etc. We are culturally assimilating within the western society.
    How do remain apart in today’s open society?

    #1550029

    ubiquitin
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    Yaako Avinu taught us.

    Im Lavan Garti ves Taryag mitzvos shmarti

    Keep the mitzvos follow whats written in shulchun aruch and you will be fine.

    If You want to work on elevating yourself achieving a level of separating yourself from that which is mutar. go for it dont worry about others.

    IF you are lookign for suggestions, avoid the coffee room, is a great starting point

    #1550065

    zahavasdad
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    Move to Antartica

    #1550059

    Joseph
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    ubiq: You *should* worry about helping other Yidden elevate themselves too.

    #1550060

    yitzchokm
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    ubiquitin
    “Yaako Avinu taught us. Im Lavan Garti ves Taryag mitzvos shmarti” you’re ignoring the rest of that Rashi.

    #1550113

    Avi K
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    Anybody for chumrot on ben adam lachaveiro?

    #1550139

    ubiquitin
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    “you’re ignoring the rest of that Rashi”
    Busted!

    I forgot the part where he says”velo halachti l’wine tastings”

    #1550236

    Midwest2
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    Avi K – excellent idea. For instance, check out Zelig Pliskin’s “Love Your Neighbor” which goes through the parshiot giving all the mitzvos bein adam l’chaveiro in each parsha with all the details, suggestions and illustrations. An “oldie but goodie.” I learn it almost every Shabbos.

    Another good one is R’ Shaul Wagshal zaztal’s “Derech Eretz: A Torah guide to proper behavior in everyday life,” which has just been reissued by his sons in pocket format.

    Also, R’ Ephraim Zaitchik’s “Sparks of Mussar,” also in pocket format, which gives principles and incidents from the lives of the Mussar greats starting with Reb Israel Salanter through the Chofetz Chaim.

    I’m not acquainted with Chassidic sources, but perhaps someone else can list a few of those.

    Anyone else with sources? It’s the Three Weeks, and time for taking stock of those particular mitzvos.

    #1550324

    Joseph
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    Chumros on bein adam lmakom are no less important than chumros on bein adam lchaveiro.

    #1550351

    yitzchokm
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    ubiquitin,
    Youre ignoring the part where he says that’s yaakov did not learn from Lavan’s ways. This includes his culture.

    #1550385

    ubiquitin
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    “Youre ignoring the part where he says that’s yaakov did not learn from Lavan’s ways. This includes his culture.”

    I’m not well versed in fake Rashi.

    My Rashi says (and I quote)
    עִם לָבָן גַּרְתִּי וְתַרְיַ”ג מִצְוֹת שָׁמַרְתִּי וְלֹא לָמַדְתִּי מִמַּעֲשָׂיו הָרָעִים:

    Which word are you translating as culture? Note My Rashi doesn’t say “וְלֹא לָמַדְתִּי מִמַּעֲשָׂיו” IT limits it to his bad ways? And how did he avoid learning from his bad ways?

    I refer you to the previosu line.

    Enjoy your wine tasting

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    zahavasdad
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    I belive rashi was a wine dealer

    #1550501

    icemelter
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    Zahava-“I belive rashi was a wine dealer”
    – Rashi made and sold wine for parnassah. What does that have to do with conducting or attending wine tasting “events”? Keyword, event.

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