Joseph vs squeak Nittul Nacht Chess

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  • #591005
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    As we all know, Joseph and squeak have been shteiging away in the Bais Medrash recently so have not been able to post in the Coffee room. Tonight being nittul nact, I think that we should hold a chess game between them. If you are here, show yourselves!!

    #1121524
    Joseph
    Participant

    I’m still waiting for squeak to finish with SJS.

    #1121525
    pookie
    Member

    who said squeak is chasedish

    #1121526
    squeak
    Participant

    pookie is clearly right.

    See HERE

    and HERE

    #1121528
    Feif Un
    Participant

    Nittel nacht was instituted in Europe when the Christians would go out and kill Jews on Christmas. The Chazon Ish said that in a country where there is no such danger, nittel nacht doesn’t apply, and is in fact nothing more than bittul Torah.

    #1121529
    Joseph
    Participant

    Nittel Nacht predates the Chasidim. And the Chasam Sofer held of it.

    #1121530
    NY Mom
    Member

    Mod 42: Wow! You brought them both out!

    You are GOOD.

    #1121531
    Halelujah
    Member

    What are Moderators still doing up? Don’t they have to get up for shacharis tomorrow?

    The only retarded person who is still up flooding YWN with comments is some guy Halelujah.

    #1121532
    Halelujah
    Member

    c’mon Moderators, you’re too tired to repond?

    Was in the middle of responding while you were posting this. Now can we get back on topic please?

    #1121533

    Insomnia? Different time zone? Just got up for tikkun chatzos?

    #1121534
    Halelujah
    Member

    Nittul Nacht is already over. I stayed up to bedavka learn after Nittel Nacht of course…but how can I get up without checking in in the YWN coffee room (okay maybe I’m being dan lekaf zechus to myself)

    #1121535
    Jothar
    Member

    According to the chassam sofer, Nittel nacht follows the Eastern Orthodox (Julian) calendar, not the modern Gregorian.

    #1121536
    HIE
    Participant

    i’m happy to announce that i learned for a long time on nitul nacht. some people have a minug to go to sleep early and get up at chatzos on nitul nacht and learn. One of the maggidei shiur in my yeshiva (TORAH VODAATH) told his shiur to get up 4AM AND learn

    #1121537
    anuran
    Participant

    Jothar, so you posek the Orthodox Patriarchs instead of the Catholic Priests? 🙂

    #1121538
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    coming up this thursday again acording to some.

    You have to understand, some people are very machmir when it comes to this Minhag.

    #1121539
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    In Ukraine and Russia we do nitel next Thursday. Last year I inadvertently did it on the 24th as well and I was told it was not correct to do so.

    Tonight is nitel for me as far as work is concerned because unlike the 25th which is not a legal holiday here and the 6th which is not a legal holiday in the Western world, it is a holiday everywhere and I can’t even accomplish much online as I don’t deal with EY or Asia where it might not count for much. Because the streets are crowded with drunks and illegal fireworks I can’t safely get to the beis medrash or any other place where Yidden might be together.

    So I am posting away here until the fireworks show which I will watch since I can see it from my balcony and I am hardly joining the celebrations by watching from here :).

    #1121540
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    In Creedmoor, our 150 quintillion multiple personalities of our dear Admou”r argue among themselves as to when nitel is. To keep order, the Admou”r has long since proclaimed all 1000 nights of the Plutonian calendar year to be nitel.

    #1121541
    jphone
    Member

    In Atlantic City and Las Vegas they follow the chumra of the Admor MiCreedmor and are machmir to play not just every night of the year misafek, but even during the day. All day, every day.

    #1121542
    yose
    Member

    1.e4 e5

    #1121543
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    How’d you get there?

    #1121544
    yose
    Member

    Picking up the pieces.

    #1121545
    Joseph
    Participant

    Your move, squeak.

    #1121546

    whos up now to learn after chatzos

    #1121547
    screwdriverdelight
    Participant

    You’re 2 weeks too late, aren’t you?

    #1121548
    Joseph
    Participant

    Orthodox Nittel.

    #1434714
    Joseph
    Participant

    Your move, squeak.

    #1435682
    icemelter
    Participant

    I just learned chumash right before nittel chazos! Yes! no bittul Torah here.

    #1813790
    Joseph
    Participant

    squeak, I’m still waiting for your move.

    #2048961
    ujm
    Participant

    Hopefully squeak will soon be back here to make his move, now that we’re almost two years into Covid.

    #2151274
    ujm
    Participant

    Checkmate.

    #2151296
    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    You can’t checkmate someone that didn’t play

    If you could I would be able to checkmate all the chess masters without seeing them

    #2151391
    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    Is there any record or documentation that any of our gedolim were chess players?

    #2151374
    ujm
    Participant

    When your opponent forfeits the game, you win by default.

    #2151426
    ujm
    Participant

    Gadol: There’s at least one famous picture of one of the gedolim playing chess on nittul nacht.

    #2151532
    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Joe,

    He never started playing and he never said he forfeited he never even agreed to play

    #2151526
    Dr. Pepper
    Participant

    @ujm

    Thanks for brining back some memories of the good old days. Squeak is on vacation and I’m not sure if he’s checking the Coffee Room before he returns.

    Instead of considering it a forfeit send him an e-mail, he’s pretty responsive.

    (He left his email address in this encrypted message. You’ll either need to remember which thread I left the cypher in or get your own team of Polish Cryptographers.)

    #2151459
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    I think this year Motzei Shabbos over takes Nitel Nacht.

    #2151591
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    See Yabia Omer YD (7,20) who describes the custom in detail. People, who learn at night, should sleep before chatzos and get up to learn afterwards.

    #2151618
    ujm
    Participant

    Dr. Pepper, I’ve had the practice of emailing him a few times a year, before each Yom Tov, over the last decade. (And cc:ing it to his alt email, in case he didn’t check the other.)

    #2151631
    Dr. Pepper
    Participant

    @ujm

    Have you been using the one in the encrypted message? That’s the one I contact him on for Coffee Room related correspondence.

    #2151691
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    We keep nitel not the night to Dec 25 but the night to Jan 6 as pope Gregory removed 13 days in 1582 which was discussed on Tal Umotor Reminder.

    #2151717
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Some keep it on Jan 7. This is depending if Dec 25 is inclusive in the 13 days or not.

    #2151907
    ujm
    Participant

    Reb Eliezer, it depends whether you’re Orthodox or not. (I assume you’re Orthodox.)

    #2151910
    ujm
    Participant

    Dr. Pepper, I’ve been communicating with squeak using these two addresses since 2009 (though his last substantial reply was around the time Trump came down the escalator). Going from memory, I think, but aren’t certain, that one of the two is the same as what’s in the encrypted message.

    #2152003

    Nitel nacht, like Saturnalia before it, correlates with shortest day of the year. So, backwards Russkies celebrating it in January is minhag taut and need to be abolished. hope that still remaining chief rabbis of rushia can deliver this message to the chief rasha. although it seems to be sakono nefoshos lately to contradict them, so maybe russian yidden should continue doing nittel nacht in January l’darchei sholom v’briut.

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