January 11, 2019 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #1661092
And therefore?January 11, 2019 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #1661090
DY 100%. Rav Gifter once spoke about a certain institution that identifies as a yeshiva who felt they couldn’t shut down a certain club, because they’d lose Gov’t funds.January 11, 2019 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #1661088
Sorry, I don’t have time for this narishkeit today. Mrs. CTL had unexpected surgery and I have been at hospital all day. I will try to respond to a few posts when I have time. Her attention is more important than this diversionJanuary 11, 2019 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #1661104
Coffee addict, you can threaten to move somewhere all you want, but that doesn’t mean they’ll let you in.January 11, 2019 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #1661106
She should have a רפואה שלימה בקרובJanuary 11, 2019 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #1661114
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CTL – we wish her a full and speedy recovery.January 11, 2019 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #1661113
רפואה שלימהJanuary 12, 2019 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1661124
KY, it was under constant surveillance, young people were discouraged from going and some of the “daveners” were informers.
CTL, רפואה שלימה.January 12, 2019 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #1661148
Mrs. CTL is resting comfortably B”H and is now scheduled for major surgery in about 6 weeks. I”H she will not require any additional emergency procedures, hospital stays and life support.
Thank you all for your best wishes and prayers.
I called the OP a troll and gave ‘1’ a single response stating I’d not reply to him/her further in this thread. That is my new policy, if I think a post is a troll, I’ll not engage in multiple responses. If any CR readers were offended by my response, I apologize and ask mechila.
Civics lesson time:
Voting rules vary by jurisdiction. I functioned as Asst Registrar of Voters in the 2018 elections. Here in CT a voter may only write in the name of a candidate who registered with the Secretary of the State as a ‘write in candidate’ one who failed to get a party nomination or enough signatures to petition his/her way onto the ballot with a name printed position.
Voters may not cast a vote for anyone else, including dead, non-citizen Stalin. This saves countless hours in tabulating votes at the end of the evening for non-legitimate names such as Mickey Mouse. It allowed out town to complete counts by 10:30 PM when it used to take until 2 or 3 am. Our rules require that all totals be read aloud in each polling place to the public and press before ballots and machines/tabulators can be transported to the Town Clerk’s office. Before this rule change, I remember an election where a group of 200 high school seniors all wrote in nonsense names for 20 positions. We were at the polling place until 4am,January 12, 2019 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #1661150
@Avram in Maryland
Re: Party Name
It gets confusing some time with Democrat/Democratic Party
Our State Party is the Connecticut Democratic Party, members are those who registered to those and affiliated as Democrats.
I am an officer in our local Democratic Town Committee. Our Charter and Rules, which date back more than 50 years give the name of the organization as the XXXXXXX Democrat Town Committee. Thus many local old timers refer to the Democrat Party (not as a derogatory term as used by some). We recently adopted revised Rules which will go into effect in March, 2019 and the Town Committee name will change to Democratic to be consistent with the current State Party name. We shall have to print new stationary and checks,January 12, 2019 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #1661152
I am well aware. I didn’t mean more than to show that it’s possible for Stalin to ”support” yeshivas
However now that you mention that, it is a very apt comparison to the ”support ” given to yeshivas by our democrat ”friends ”January 13, 2019 7:18 am at 7:18 am #1661309
I am a Democrat and am happy to support a number of yeshivas…by writing checks from my OWN funds.
I would strongly oppose any funding for them from taxpayer dollars. I know many Republicans who feel the same way.January 13, 2019 8:14 am at 8:14 am #1661314
I meant democrat(ic) politicians
And I think it’s clear which type I mean
So don’t start jumping with all the frum ones.
I mean not to cast aspersions on them
I mean like Cuomo here in my state of new gender YorkJanuary 13, 2019 8:43 am at 8:43 am #1661344
Republican Rand Paul the only senator to oppose the pro-Israel anti-BDS bill. Republican Steve King defends White Supremacy and White Nationalism.January 13, 2019 9:12 am at 9:12 am #1661354
I retired as an elected official in 2017
I don’t know any current Frum elected politicians in my state and have no connection to NY Politics. The last ‘frum” NY politician who caught my attention is the now disgraced and convict Sheldon Silver.
Pandering to ‘Frum’ Jews in CT would be a waste of time and resources for any politician. there aren’t of us to swing an election.January 13, 2019 9:13 am at 9:13 am #1661355
Well, President Trump had the embassy movedJanuary 13, 2019 9:13 am at 9:13 am #1661356
President Trump kicked a Nazi out of this country, something democrats didn’t do. President Trump got Rubashkin out of jail, something democrats didn’t do.January 13, 2019 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #1661536
1. What would happen if someone wrote in Mickey Mouse anyway? In any case, not all participants here live in CT.
2. Don’t you think that there should be school choice? What about all the Jews who are too rich for scholarships but too poor to pay full tuition? Moreover, the competition will force public schools to improve,January 13, 2019 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #1661551
I prefaced my remarks about voting laws/procedures being jurisdictional
If someone attempted to write in a name not registered with the Secretary of the State as a ‘write-in’ candidate, the computerized tabulation reader/scanner would not recognize it or count it as a vote having been cast for that office.
I do believe in school choice. Choose to send your children to public schools and all taxpayers share in the cost of the cost of the kids’ education. Choose to send your children to non-public school, then pay for it your self (or myself for 5 children).
Competition has not forced public schools to get better. In our area they have opened many Charter Schools. They don’t take any special needs kids, and as soon as a child becomes a behavior problem, the kid is dumped back in the public schools. The public schools get stuck with the lowest achievers and those needing the most extra and expensive services.
I have a deaf nephew. The local yeshiva day school refused to accept him (and he would not have been a scholarship kid). He went to public schools and the taxpayers paid for his additional services then on to university. He speaks, hears with hearing aids and can sign if need be. He is a public school principal in his mid 40s.
In NYC there are yeshivas who accept some special needs kids, but out of town, it’s public schools that fill tyhe need. Way back in 1960, my late mother offered to teach special ed late afternoons at the local day school. She taught special ed in the public schools. The Principal refused, he didn’t want any of those children in is school, it would scare away parents of full tuition students.January 16, 2019 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1663739
I’ve been rather busy this week with Mrs CTL and a myriad of medical appointments, but your comment about Tikun Olam not being an orthodox concept irked me,
The last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson had this to say about Tikun Olam:
“Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World)
If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that G-d has left for you to complete. But if you only see what is wrong and what is ugly in the world, then it is you yourself that needs repair”
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Lubavitcher Rebbe).
Although I come from a long line of Misnagdim, I contend that the Rebbe and his teaching/preaching met the definition of Orthodox Judaism. I had the honor to meet and speak with the Rebbe several times back in the 1970s. He was quite inspiringJanuary 23, 2019 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #1667263
Is willful רוצחנות, a line where you say maybe we should stop voting Democrat? I know CTL is going to jump in about his 5 person town in CT that made him an askan and why for personal reasons why we should vote Dem.January 23, 2019 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1667310
“Republican Rand Paul the only senator to oppose the pro-Israel anti-BDS bill.”
That’s a straight up lie. Do you mean to say he was the only Republican senator to oppose it?
“Republican Steve King defends White Supremacy and White Nationalism.”
News flash: Zionism is, by definition, Jewish Nationalism. My point is not that it’s wrong. Nationalism can be a good thing; you’re apparent support for Zionism shows that you agree.January 24, 2019 10:04 am at 10:04 am #1667721
So obviously a troll post. How about this question: the New Deal incorporated many bein adama lchavaro mitzvos and tzedakah issues. CAN YOU NAME THEM, ELOOYIM OF YWN?????
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