May 8, 2011 4:41 am at 4:41 am #596741BSDMember
a round of applause for Popa. I think his controversial thread earned him the most responses per minute in cr history(plus a new subtitle)May 8, 2011 5:18 am at 5:18 am #765014
Thanks!May 8, 2011 5:38 am at 5:38 am #765016
what a disturbing thread
looking forward to pba’s award for a non-upsetting oneMay 8, 2011 5:48 am at 5:48 am #765017☕️coffee addictParticipant
that’s what gets the posts the controversial ones or the joke threadsMay 8, 2011 5:50 am at 5:50 am #765018
I’ll settle for the joke threads.
PBA, looking forward to your award in a joke threadMay 8, 2011 6:40 am at 6:40 am #765019
Yes, the diabetes thread has 20 times as many posts, but they took over a year, while mine has 85 and has been open for only a couple of hours.May 8, 2011 6:46 am at 6:46 am #765020chocandpatienceMember
AYC. I don’t find it disturbing. Why not have some fun?
Some of the jokes in the jokes thread are less humorous.
It’s good to have to use the brain cells a little proving things that are obvious.May 8, 2011 7:10 am at 7:10 am #765021
actually, the diabetes thread is very impressive – somehow, i don’t think pba’s thread is gonna last as long as the diabetes one.
i would compare the threads to the toroise and the hare. the tortoise won the race.May 8, 2011 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #765022
Popa, What was your main idea in that thread, to simply have fun or to see how well people can actually articulate a good explanation. I ‘m not sure what you had in mind, but it was interesting to see how everyone wanted the obvious result, but I think mbachur and charliehall had the only real and solid argument. Now that it’s closed, what would you answer to such a question?May 8, 2011 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #765023
what was wrong with my answer?!?May 8, 2011 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #765024
While I’d like to pretend my intentions were that sophisticated, the point really was to have fun.
And I did have fun. And I think other posters also did. One poster suggested she was insulted, but I am skeptical of that. If she was, I am sorry (but not very. I would do it again. Stay tuned for another slow motzaei shabbos. I have a feeling these things may depend on which moderator is on. It looks like this mornings moderator wasn’t as amused. Or perhaps it was the same one, and s/he thought the joke was over.)
I even got myself a new subtitle out of it. And so did Bina.May 8, 2011 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #765025
i enjoyed it too. but nobody commented on my answer, and i personally thought mine was a good answer.
oh well, at least i got in the last answer before it closed.
getting a new subtitle was an added plus.May 8, 2011 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #765026
binahyeseira – somehow, i don’t think pba’s thread is gonna last as long as the diabetes one.
and i'm prophetic, too.😉May 8, 2011 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #765027
“One poster suggested she was insulted”
If you are referring to me, then I’m insulted you are suggesting that I might be a “she.”
However, I said that the thread was disturbing, & that’s very different.
Despite the fact that I tried to inject humor (leichter, etc.)
I don’t usually like when Shabbos ends.
Now I have another reason.May 8, 2011 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #765028
You should have put that period outside of the closing parenthesis. How did moderators let that pass?May 8, 2011 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #765029
No, not you. sms007May 8, 2011 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #765030Pac-ManMember
“then I’m insulted you are suggesting that I might be a “she.””
Is being a woman an insult?May 8, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #765031
Pac-man, that would depend on if she’s Jewish…May 8, 2011 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #765032
Ok. Actually, binahyeseira’s post was the most straight to the core, and dealt with the actual reason more than proof thereof. But, it came with a big disclaimer, saying that it won’t suffice as proof to one who doesn’t accept its premise.May 8, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #765033
“Is being a woman an insult?”
“Pac-man, that would depend on if she’s Jewish…”
That’s exactly correct, HaLeiVi.
Being a woman is never an insult (Adam requested one), except presumably from the OP.May 8, 2011 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #765034
I’d also like to mention that I resent my post being called a “typical troll question”.
There was nothing typical about my question. It was creative and brilliant.
Who ever thought of asking if women are Jewish?
Most importantly, what possible non-semantic difference could there be. I never suggested they aren’t chayav in the mitzvos they are chayav in. So who cares what we call them.
It is like if I would have suggested yisroelim aren’t Jewish because they can’t eat terumah. Who cares? Call them what you want, yehudim, yisroel, bnei yisroel, Jews, zhids, or whatever. It makes no difference.
I creatively ducked any discussion actual issues, and focused solely on definitions which make no difference.
It was much better than MosheRose, or OVER 1 MILLION JEWS IN NY. It was sheer brilliance.
Mod: change it to an atypical troll question, please.May 9, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am #765035
You are very right. Besides, you can not call it a troll question if the participants are aware of the intent and are having a good time. We were not being setup.May 9, 2011 12:22 am at 12:22 am #765036
Mods: Please, you cant let it fall off the page. At least post something and bump it.May 9, 2011 1:21 am at 1:21 am #765037
“I never suggested they (women) aren’t chayav in the mitzvos they are chayav in.”
“Women do not … really do any of the mitzvos”
“So who cares what we call them (women).”
Apparently women do.
And Jewish men.May 9, 2011 1:37 am at 1:37 am #765038
Who was so ignorant and arrogant that they deleted my father’s account, after he had it reactivated?
It now says the username does not exist, which means that the user was deleted.May 9, 2011 1:47 am at 1:47 am #765039BSDMember
Popa, I commend you for posing a thought provoking and fascinating question. You had us posting there fast and furious. I hope Abba wtvr is shepping nachas. Now I turn the floor to you. What does make a person Jewish? Surely you must know!May 9, 2011 2:11 am at 2:11 am #765040
Now I turn the floor to you. What does make a person Jewish? Surely you must know!
Halacha makes someone Jewish. We pasken that we follow matrilineal descent. Nobody besides me has ever suggest that it makes a difference if you are a man or woman.
It is actually a bit surprising that matrilineal descent is so accepted, being that this opinion is not unanimous in the gemara.May 9, 2011 7:56 am at 7:56 am #765041
Ok. Actually, binahyeseira’s post was the most straight to the core, and dealt with the actual reason more than proof thereof.
But, it came with a big disclaimer, saying that it won’t suffice as proof to one who doesn’t accept its premise.
can anything suffice as proof if you don’t accept its premise?
problem with the atypical troll thread was that his premise was completely inaccurate; so everyone was arguing with pba’s made-up theory of what is a Jew.
if one defines a Jew as only someone who lives in Israel or as someone who got a non-halachic conversion, there’s no discussion, for that is NOT how Hashem defines what is a Jew. that’s why arguing without agreeing on the premise is pointless – you’ll be arguing about apples and other person about oranges.May 9, 2011 8:07 am at 8:07 am #765042
ym moderator – 42: you’re right.
pba wrote on the peaceful thread:
Bina: I didn’t pull a joseph, it really is my father, and I had nothing to do with his post. (I just told him about the thread, as well as everyone else I know.)
abba bar dad – very cute user name. we can see that in pba’s case, sense of humor seems to have patrilineal descent. (though his mother may also have a good sense of humor)
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