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    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Golfer – Gut Voch to you! Thanks for answering my question. Meanwhile, I kind of assumed that was what you meant, so I wrote a really long post describing all the things that I think have been accomplished in the CR. However, it has not been moderated yet – I assume because of the size.

    #1193012

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Joseph – you have given examples of others learning from you. Do you feel that you have ever changed your view based on something someone said in the CR?

    Do others feel that they have?

    I feel that people have gotten chizuk and advice in the CR, but I wonder if anyone has ever changed their opinion because of a debate in the CR? I feel like most of the time, when posters debate, each person is focused on expressing his opinion, and it doesn’t seem like anyone ever changes their views based on what others say (or even tries to consider another point of view).

    At least that is how it seems. So I would be interested in knowing if anyone feels differently.

    #1193013

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    bump

    #1193014

    Joseph
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    Yes, it’s happened.

    #1193015

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    thanks for answering the question.

    can you give examples? or is that too personal a question?

    #1193016

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    I would be interested in hearing from others as well. TIA!

    #1193017

    huju
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    To asdf …., first comment: Joseph thinks his name is on the list. He thinks he is Rav Pam.

    #1193018

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Do we have to insult each other? 🙁

    I was so excited when I saw there was a comment on this thread – I thought s.o. finally answered my question

    #1193019

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    I mean Golfer’s question

    #1440118

    Joseph
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    Q: Can an Orthodox woman watch television if it’s necessary to calm her nerves?

    A: Can an Orthodox woman take morphine or other narcotics if it’s necessary to calm her nerves? And the answer is, if she wants to destroy herself, let her go ahead and do it. But really there are better things to do for “nerves” rather than resorting to narcotics. Narcotics might be sometimes needed in extreme cases – but ordinarily, certainly not.

    And there are much better things to do than watching TV. Let her take up dressmaking. Dressmaking is soothing for the nerves. That’s just an example. There are many other creative and useful hobbies that women can do.

    Actually, “nerves” are only an excuse that a person uses to be able to resort to watching TV. If the TV wouldn’t be in the house you can be sure that they’d find ways and means of soothing their nerves in kosher ways.

    Rav Avigdor Miller, Tape # 272 (July 1979)

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    👑RebYidd23
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    Dressmaking is one of the most nerve-wracking hobbies in existence.

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    Joseph
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    Rav Avigdor Miller

    Q: What should the reaction of an Orthodox Jew be to someone who wants to have a television in his home to watch sporting events?

    A: You shouldn’t watch anything on television! Because television easily and immediately switches from so called innocuous things like sports, to crime and to immorality and to avodah zara. And therefore, the best reaction to a TV set in your living room is to pick up your right foot and give a kick into the glass. Smash your TV set and become a happy man.

    Now, I really mean that. It’s not just a figure of speech; it’s the best thing you could do for yourself. Of course, if your wife is violently opposed, then you must use some persuasion. If you can buy her a diamond ring, a two-thousand dollar diamond ring as compensation, believe me it’s a bargain. It’s a bargain to get all those goyim out of the house.

    All of the goyim stick their heads through that little window and you’re listening to them gab. Suppose a goy stuck his head into your living room window every evening, and he gabbed. He gabbed and gabbed for an hour or two. “Get out of here! Get out of here or I’ll call the police!” You’d throw a brick at his face if he wouldn’t leave. So take a brick and throw it at his face here as well.

    Tape # 48 (April 1974)

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