April 24, 2017 3:38 am at 3:38 am #1260671jake joeParticipant
Jroot is back🎉🎉
Live at 94.1 FMApril 24, 2017 8:12 am at 8:12 am #1260709
How long/why was it off the air?April 24, 2017 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #1261729tobsParticipant
Thanks so much for telling me about that joe jake!!!!!! you can’t imagine how saddened i was when they closed and now I am ecstatic that they are back!!!!!!
they were off the air for about a month or two for reasons that i don’t know and don’t want to knowApril 24, 2017 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1261741LightbriteParticipant
Is it music? Can you listen during the Omer?April 24, 2017 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #1261752
It’s Jewish talk radio.April 24, 2017 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #1261750tobsParticipant
they hold the first days so if you also do than you can totally listen. however, if you hold the second half, you may listen to jroot till Lag BaomerApril 24, 2017 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1261758FerdParticipant
J Root radio is a 100% illegal radio station creating an unprecedented chillul hashem. They are operating on the radio without any license by the FCC whatsoever. They have been raided by the FCC at least once, maybe twice.
Why leading rabbonim such as Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lief, Rabbi Reisman and many many others allow their Shiurim to be played there is beyond human comprehension.
It is a 100% mitzvah haba’ah b’aveira! Chazer fisel!
These rabbonim must be aware of the psak that rav Chaim Kanievskey made; If one parks in a handicapped parking space and runs into a shul and davens Shacharis he MUST DAVEN AGAIN! Imagine what a mitzvah haba’ah biaveira this station is. Broadcasting over stations that pay tens of thousands of dollars a MONTH to the FCC and the station owners in fees. And some jew comes along and cuts out their listeners by illegal broadcasting. Simply disgusting.
What ever happened to dina d’malchusa dina? Why are people encouraging illeagle behavior? Can anyone give a valid answer? Because some Breslov sefardi baal teshuva (whom I wish only the best for) decides that since in Israel everyone has pirated radio stations – then we must be allowed to have one in Brooklyn also illegally?!
SHUT THEM DOWN NOW. FOLLOW THE LAW! DO WE NEED MORE JEWS IN NEWSPAPERS/!?!?!?!?!?April 24, 2017 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #1261785
What I really don’t understand is why frum Jews listen to the radio at all. It’s archaic.April 25, 2017 8:41 am at 8:41 am #1261919ChortkovParticipant
These rabbonim must be aware of the psak that rav Chaim Kanievskey made; If one parks in a handicapped parking space and runs into a shul and davens Shacharis he MUST DAVEN AGAIN!
Do you have a source for this??!April 25, 2017 9:11 am at 9:11 am #1262018FerdParticipant
Sure. Ask rabbi Pesach Krohn. he recited this many times in his speeches.April 25, 2017 9:11 am at 9:11 am #1262020AnonymousGuestApril 25, 2017 9:12 am at 9:12 am #1262024
It can’t be that one who parks in a handicapped space and then davens must daven again, because that would be incredibly unfair to the disabled.April 25, 2017 9:13 am at 9:13 am #1262029AnonymousGuest
in any event, jroot is off the air!April 25, 2017 11:23 am at 11:23 am #1262174smerelParticipant
FERD: (what an appropriate screen name)
Your vehemence against J Root makes e suspect you have some other issue with J Root other than your personal tremendous dikduk in Dina D’Malchusa.
Most foreign language radio stations you hear in NYC are pirate stations.While hat doesn’t make it right lets not pretend that Jews are the only one to have pirate stations. Usually the FCC
only takes action against pirate stations if legitimate stations complain they they are interfering with our radio wavesApril 25, 2017 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #1262417IssacZoooss96Participant
Dear Rabbi Ferd, are you always careful to wear a seat belt at all times?! (its the law buckle up!)
Before you criticize others make sure you have worked on yourself first.
I cant believe that Mr. Ferd`s post was not edited 🙁April 25, 2017 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #1262425
The law doesn’t say that you have to wear a seatbelt at all times. Right now I am not wearing a seatbelt and I am not violating the law.April 26, 2017 12:57 am at 12:57 am #1262597–Participant
How does anonymous posting work?
What happened to my signature line?April 26, 2017 11:59 am at 11:59 am #1262807
Having a pirate radio station is the most pointless way to break the law. Jroot streaming is as good as Jroot radio.April 27, 2017 9:37 am at 9:37 am #1263964ChaverParticipant
Even if this is the only mitzvah that FERD cares about it doesn’t mean that it is a Kosher thing to do. It is a Chilul Hashem in my opinion if the facts are trueApril 27, 2017 9:38 am at 9:38 am #1263935
Why do frum Jews have radio at all? It’s like TV without the picture.April 27, 2017 11:04 am at 11:04 am #1264106
Ignore Ferd’s stupidity. JROOT is not a pirate radio station, nor was it on or off the air. Jroot is a website – Jrootradio.com. It is available on the Web, from their phone app, and through other Jewish Streaming apps such as Jstream. The broadcast does not ever mention any radio station.
Sometime in the past they were also broadcasting on a radio station, and did advertise it as such (hence the origin of their website address), but that was stopped by the FCC. (Not that I CHAS VESHOLOM mean in any way to agree with or confirm anything FERD said.)
Some anonymous person unrelated to Jrootradio.com has been receiving the free stream over the internet, just like everyone else, and then using their own personal equipment to re-broadcast it over the radio waves as a favor to the local community in flatbush (Brooklyn, NY.) No, this has nothing to do with the Rabbonim. There is no reason at all for any Rabbonim to exclude their content from being shared with Klal Yisroel.
Whether this is legal or not has no bearing on Jroot. The same person (or anyone else) could choose to broadcast any other content in a similar fashion.
As to why this is beneficial – there are still some frum people in this world who do not have smart phones and internet-connected computers in their homes, or at least in their kitchens when they are cooking for shabbos. But they do have radios. Once upon a time radios were very cheap and easy to obtain, and if they have a stereo system CD player, or Tape player, it probably has a radio too. Even simple MP3 players (Sansa clip for example) have radios. So with the broadcast they can listen to shiurim or Jewish music in their homes.
I am just trying to explain the facts, defend the Jrootradio people and distance them from any suspicion of wrongdoing. It is not my intention to take sides on the legality of the broadcast.April 27, 2017 11:31 am at 11:31 am #1264160
Still not as stupid as claiming that the law requires wearing a seatbelt at all times.April 27, 2017 11:44 am at 11:44 am #1264178
Why is YWN allowing anonymous posting? It is a very bad idea that they stopped long ago. Apparently the new website is allowing it again by mistake?
Anyway, an anonymous poster above provided the source for FERD’s statement that “These rabbonim must be aware of the psak that rav Chaim Kanievskey made; If one parks in a handicapped parking space and runs into a shul and davens Shacharis he MUST DAVEN AGAIN! ”
The actual quote said “Such a person, who steals a parking space in order to daven must recite a תפילה נדבה in place of his first tefilla”.
IMHO, that is not quite the same as saying he MUST DAVEN AGAIN.April 27, 2017 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1264227HaLeiViParticipant
Oops. That was supposed to be a reply to yitzyk.April 27, 2017 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #1264222HaLeiViParticipant
Please. That’s a hard sell, let alone calling someone stupid for not buying or thinking of it.April 27, 2017 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #1264220
to follow up in yitzyk… this is why anyone who has ever listened to a baseball game on the radio has heard at some point during the broadcast the following -“Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or account of this game, without the express written consent of Major League Baseball, is prohibited.”April 27, 2017 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1264239
There is no correlation. The baseball games are syndicated and make money by selling the rights to broadcast it. When they say prohibited, they don’t mean by the FCC, but by copyright laws.
Jroot does not need to prohibit people from re-broadcasting because their goals are to provide free Jewish content to the public. They are not being hurt financially when you get their broadcast through other means besides their website or phone app.April 27, 2017 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm #1264241
Not trying to sell anything.April 27, 2017 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm #1264269
The ‘stupid’ comment was not solely because he believes that they are a pirate radio station, but because of the overall tone and content of his comment.
As for the ‘hard sell’, I did not make any of this up. My son volunteers for Jroot occasionally doing some technical computer stuff, and has been to their studios many times. The radio broadcast is certainly not physically being done from their studio. No one there ever mentions the radio broadcast, or even admits to knowing who is doing it. Whether or not any of them know who, how, or from where it is being broadcast, they have purposely distanced themselves from that aspect, specifically in order to be totally legal.
You don’t have to ‘buy it’, but you also can’t go accusing Rabbonim of sponsoring piracy or other illegal activity. Certainly not without proof, and possibly not even WITH proof. If you are really so altruistic about legality, you probably can get some documentation from jroot proving that they ARE legal.
Let those who are being hurt by the broadcast take the broadcaster to bais din / court / proper authorities, while we mind our own business.
BTW – I wonder what R’ Chaim Kanievsky would say about the tefillos of a Baal Loshon Horaah, Motzi Shem Rah, or pretty much any poster on any internet message board. Would Ferd be so quick to quote THAT halacha?
Also, I don’t mean any personal animosity towards Ferd or anyone else. I am just providing another opinion from the opposite side for people to consider. My comments are solely in response to the comments here and their precise wording, not to the people writing them.
“Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or account of this comment, without the express written consent of Major League Baseball, is permitted.”April 27, 2017 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #1264288
This is not totally true.
I assume JRoot makes money from advertisers. The advertisers pay them based on the number of listeners they have. When they calculate that number, they can’t include the people who receive it through other sources.April 27, 2017 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #1264292AnonymousGuest
“Let those who are being hurt by the broadcast take the broadcaster to bais din / court / proper authorities, while we mind our own business.”
I would rather prevent chillul hashem. There are enough Jews in the newspapers getting arrested. “Rabbi Nissim” would look really bad on the front page of every newspaper with his mega long peyos and beard.
“If you are really so altruistic about legality, you probably can get some documentation from Jroot proving that they ARE legal.”
I just called the FCC to confirm. You can too Phone: 1-888-225-5322. In fact, there is no one licensed on 94.1 in the entire NYC.
You should get your son something legal to do for a hobby. Not some shady loopholes in a clearly illegal operation.
Your even worse then Ferd in his earlier comments.April 27, 2017 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #1264300TheotFessMember
thie people defending jroot are out of their minds.
i listen to them all day, but dont start with the garbage that jroot doesnt know that someone is broadcasting them on the radio.
when they pulled off 95.1 they had a robocall from DJ Yehuda telling everyone that “jroot radio is still available on the hotline and also on their website” – as if to let everyone know that they are “still” on the air but not their radio station.
why the pack of lies?
i listen to them, but please stop defending this israeli mentality behavior of law-breaking on the radio raves.April 27, 2017 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #1264305caringjewMember
Law breaking is law breaking. I’m sure when the last Yarmulke-wearing folks were arrested and in the news, you were appalled. Why this is somehow different I can’t figure out.April 27, 2017 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1264312cantthinkoffancyusernameParticipant
Why would Yitzyk ‘get his son a new hobby’? I would imagine if he is old enough to do ‘technical computer stuff’, he is old enough to get himself a new hobby.April 28, 2017 6:53 am at 6:53 am #1265043☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
Was anonymous posting available for a short time?April 28, 2017 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1265096
“They are not being hurt financially ”
It wasnt my intent to claim they were. In fact, they are probably helped by the fact that someone is retransmitting their broadcasts. What I meant, and should have spelled out clearly was, the point of such a disclaimer (besides for legal mumble jumble that is attached to just about anything these days) is because anyone with the proper equipment can retransmit anything.April 28, 2017 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1265100
Those bashing jroot. why? go to the fcc if they bug you so much. badmouthing them here probably involves way more issurim than ratting them out to the fcc.April 28, 2017 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1265160
APY, ratting them out to the FCC is way worse than badmouthing them. Ratting them is mesira, which a person could be killed for (to stop him) whereas badmouthing is a l”h/ms”r issue.April 28, 2017 11:02 am at 11:02 am #1265182
I thought you of all people would consider it tochacha.April 28, 2017 11:15 am at 11:15 am #1265202
is it mesira if the worse that will happen is that the fcc will confiscate the transmisison equipment?April 28, 2017 11:25 am at 11:25 am #1265210
Personally. I think this is an issue of “zeh nehne vzeh lo chaser” and those like ferd who are yelling from the rooftops and look like they are about to blow a gasket, should take it easy. In the case of 95.1, a legitimate broadcast license holder on that frequency, that is no longer “lo chaser” and the owner of the licence for that frequency had every right to complain to the fcc. 94.1 is currently not licensed to anyone (in the area of their broadcast) so leave it be.April 28, 2017 11:27 am at 11:27 am #1265212
Technically there are huge fines.April 28, 2017 11:32 am at 11:32 am #1265217
How would they find it? Are they able to track radio waves? Is it worth their time and effort?April 28, 2017 11:32 am at 11:32 am #1265218
What’s the halacha by zeh nehne vzeh lo chaser?April 28, 2017 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1265224
All you need to track the radio waves is a radio.April 28, 2017 11:54 am at 11:54 am #1265226
How would you know where they’re coming from?
You just drive around until the signal is really strong?April 28, 2017 11:54 am at 11:54 am #1265227
Yes, it is definitely mesira.April 28, 2017 11:54 am at 11:54 am #1265228
Sure the FCC can find it. They can even find an individual using a Ham Radio without a license. And they do.
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