February 10, 2011 4:54 am at 4:54 am #739109GuardmytongueMember
stamagoy – bravo. Which is why I am working on following eclipse on her way out. I can’t afford another vice.February 10, 2011 5:16 am at 5:16 am #739110topthisMember
I feel like everyone is rationalizing…. I was wondering myself but kept on pushing away that thought. Whaat makes this muttar?
I never thought of YESHIVA world as a chat room but thats what it is. Why is it ok?
This is my last post on this site.
editedFebruary 10, 2011 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #739111ShrekMember
I think the CR is a kosher way for people to bounce ideas off each other. But again, if you think it’s bad for you, you should stay away.February 10, 2011 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #739112dunnoMember
How is it a chat room? It’s a forum which is moderated – hence the “edited” on your post.February 10, 2011 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #739113Shticky GuyParticipant
topthis: This is my last post on this site.
Its also only your second ever post since you were created just a few days ago, so you cant bluff usFebruary 11, 2011 1:56 am at 1:56 am #739114HaLeiViParticipant
Is Letters To The Editor on every Heimishe newspaper also a chat room?May 25, 2017 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1285331
You can be machmir (stringent) on your self.
But you have no right force chomras (stringentcies) on other people.May 25, 2017 10:28 am at 10:28 am #1285453JosephParticipant
A mechitza isn’t a chumra; it is Halacha.May 25, 2017 10:59 am at 10:59 am #1285511
Mechitza is a halacha in a shul or at a wedding.
Mechitza is a chumrah on a internet chatroom/bulletin board.May 25, 2017 11:25 am at 11:25 am #1285535GadolhadorahParticipant
If the internet itself is mamash tameh according to some gadolim, how can a mechitza on the internet even be considered whether per halacha/chumrah or otherwise. We don’t typically debate whether its mutar to use cholov stam or cholov yisroel in a recipe for cooking chazerfleishMay 25, 2017 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #1285566
I agree with you those that post on internet chat rooms/bulletin boards shouldn’t talk about setting up mechitzas.
I can tell you a few other places where being machmir is chumrah.
Not walking in the city streets during the summer time is a chumrah.
Not riding the subway during rush hour is a chumrah.
Having a separate bathroom/bathtub for women in your home is a chumrah.
It’s great if you can be machmir and keep all these chumrahs but most people can’t and don’t and will remain conflicted.May 25, 2017 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #1285619GadolhadorahParticipant
There is no objective standard as to what is a “chumrah”. If a certain practice goes beyond the plain language and common understanding of the parameters of a halacha and “going the extra mile” makes you feel stronger in your emunah, than to you, its not a “chumrah”, since you’ve already move the baseline (both intellectually and spiritually) to your practice. To you, its “what you do”; to others, “its a chumrah”.
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