June 30, 2023 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #2204652yechiellParticipant
I was curious , so I entered 5 words ‘avrohom bar mitzvah parsha vayishlach’ and below is the reply.
It has errors (see the names), but it knew the parsha well. very scary what it might possibly do in the future !!
Title: “Avrohom’s Journey: Embracing Growth and Forgiveness – Lessons from Parsha Vayishlach”
Introduction: Shalom everyone! Today, we gather to celebrate Avrohom’s Bar Mitzvah and explore the wisdom found in Parsha Vayishlach. In this portion, we encounter the captivating journey of Avrohom Avinu’s namesake, Avrohom, and discover valuable lessons that resonate with Avrohom’s own growth and maturation. Let’s embark on a meaningful exploration of Avrohom’s journey, highlighting the themes of personal development, resilience, and forgiveness.
I. Embracing Personal Growth: In Parsha Vayishlach, Avrohom encounters a wrestling match with an angel. Just as Avrohom wrestled with his own identity and purpose, we too experience moments of self-discovery. Avrohom’s journey teaches us that growth requires embracing challenges and wrestling with our internal struggles. Avrohom, as a Bar Mitzvah boy, has embarked on his own journey of self-discovery and should embrace the opportunity to develop his character and connect with his Jewish heritage.
II. The Power of Resilience: Following his wrestling match, Avrohom emerges with a newfound strength and determination. Life often presents us with difficult situations, but Avrohom’s story teaches us to face adversity head-on. Avrohom, as he embarks on his teenage years and transitions into adulthood, should cultivate resilience, harnessing the ability to bounce back from setbacks and grow stronger in the process.
III. The Journey to Forgiveness: One of the most powerful moments in Parsha Vayishlach is when Avrohom reconciles with his estranged brother, Esav. Avrohom models the importance of forgiveness, even when faced with past hurts and conflicts. As Avrohom becomes a Bar Mitzvah, he assumes greater responsibility for his actions and relationships. It is essential for Avrohom to foster a forgiving heart, seeking understanding and reconciliation in his interactions with others.
Conclusion: Today, as we celebrate Avrohom’s Bar Mitzvah, we reflect on the profound lessons from Parsha Vayishlach. Just as Avrohom Avinu’s journey transformed him into the father of our nation, Avrohom, the Bar Mitzvah boy, has the potential to shape his own path. By embracing personal growth, resilience, and forgiveness, Avrohom can embody the qualities of a true leader. Let us support Avrohom as he embarks on this transformative journey, always remembering the lessons from Parsha Vayishlach, and strive to make a positive impact in our own lives and the world around us. Mazel Tov, Avrohom!July 2, 2023 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #2204959amiricanyeshivishParticipant
Now i really understand the cherem on AI.July 3, 2023 10:23 am at 10:23 am #2205090Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
I understand that ChatGPT is a parody, onion-style, on the modern humanity. It is trained on the corpus of available texts and then spews out the words to appear likely in the text it is trained from. So, it appears as convincing as any other am haaretz it learned from … throw a CR topic and it will probably respond with a heated discussion. I wonder whether it will produce a gemora if you give it a baraisa.July 3, 2023 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #2205349
The key point here is, I’d love to hear Rav Yaakov Moshe Hillel weigh in on this, bearing in mind the possibility that a dybbuk (or worse) is enabling Chat-GPT to sound very convincing and impressive to everyone. Note I haven’t yet seen it respond in a simple format which young people or simpler people can understand. I’ve mostly seen verbal gymnastics.
It has also not responded convincingly to my health questions (except for the one re: alcohol-tolerance which I already knew had been researched many years ago.) So there’s no “innovation” nor “rachamim”. Nor do i see it ever acquiring innovativeness or rachmanus, and formulating its answers in a way that’s rachmanusdik & innovative. Rather just a “faux-imitation” of innovativeness & rachamim which can fool many people. Pre-World-War Nazi’s were courteous too, but did they have TRUE rachamim (even way before the War)?July 4, 2023 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #2205566yechiellParticipant
judy – this is only the beginning. who says it can’t eventually speak in ‘simpler’ terms? if it can get to this point, for sure it can start speaking simpler. as for the dybbuk etc., please, this is pure science, however it is going amok and very very frightening for the future. it can eventually be programmed even to speak in rachanim lingo. give it time. what these electronic chips can do nowadays is astounding. you go to a store, you no longer have to pay in cash, your credit card no longer has to be swiped – just hold it over the screen, and voila, your payment has been recorded. scaaarrrryyyyy.July 6, 2023 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #2206159Zaphod BeeblebroxParticipant
While you’re there, maybe you can get the Rav to look at your cell phone as well. It, too, is surely evil: after all, it has no innovation of its own and can only transmit the words that others have said (gasp)! Where’s the rachamim in that? The only possible explanation for such an obviously wicked device is that there must be a tiny little Machasheifah living in there. A Nazi Machasheifah.July 26, 2023 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #2211382
Greetings, intrepid wanderer of language! Behold, zortful flibberducks frolicked jubilantly, spimbles snazzled, wugwoggles wumbled, while blibbons twirled merrily.July 26, 2023 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #2211381
(1) Sure, I’ll do my best to respond clearly and straightforwardly.
(2) Medical terminology can sometimes be confusing, and in the case of Heberden nodules and bunionettes, the naming conventions might seem puzzling. Both are bony growths, but they are given different names based on their location. Heberden nodules refer to bony growths that occur at the DIP (distal interphalangeal) joints, which are the joints closest to the fingertips. On the other hand, bunionettes or tailor’s bunions refer to bony growths that form on the outside of the foot near the base of the small toe. The reason for distinct names is likely to help healthcare professionals communicate precisely about the specific location of the growths.
(3) The use of laser shockwaves for treating gallstones is a well-established medical practice because it has been extensively researched and proven effective. However, the lack of a similar non-invasive treatment for Heberden nodules and bunionettes might not be solely attributed to the compassion of researchers or their narrow-mindedness. Medical research is a complex field, and factors like available funding, existing knowledge, and prioritization of health issues all play a role in determining which areas are extensively studied. Some medical conditions might receive less attention due to various reasons, including low public awareness, limited funding, or complexity of the condition.
(4) As of my last update in September 2021, I don’t have access to real-time data or new research developments. However, if a non-invasive treatment for Heberden nodules and bunionettes has been researched since then, I recommend searching reputable medical journals or databases to find the latest studies. Websites like PubMed can be helpful for accessing medical literature. When reading research papers, focus on the results and conclusions sections, as they often provide a clearer interpretation of the findings without excessive technical jargon.
(5) “Bony growths” and “calcifications” are different terms referring to distinct conditions. Bony growths are excess bone formations that occur in certain situations, like the Heberden nodules and bunionettes discussed earlier. On the other hand, calcifications are the deposition of calcium salts in soft tissues, not necessarily forming bony growths. To find photos or videos demonstrating the difference, you can use an image or video search engine like Google Images or YouTube and use keywords such as “bony growths vs. calcifications examples” or “Heberden nodules vs. calcifications images.”
(6) Research on non-invasive methods for treating painful, hardened scar tissue after invasive surgery does exist. Some approaches include physical therapies, massage, and certain medications. However, the effectiveness of these methods may vary depending on the specific condition and individual factors. To find more comprehensive information, you can search for scientific articles using databases like PubMed, and for clear explanations, look for reputable medical websites that provide layman-friendly content.July 27, 2023 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #2211554
Here’s my followup points, and note that it was NOT appreciated that ChatGPT at times copped out and referred me elsewhere to YouTube & so forth for further research.
Re: ChatGPT’s glib responses to:
(2) That was a stupid, however jargony, answer, and also proof to me that a dybbuk was at play. It’s my strong opinion that dybbuk’s come from the side of unhelpfulness cloaked as pseudo-helpfulness (masked as brilliant jargon).
(4) That was an evasive answer and also proof to me that a dybbuk was at play.
(5) I’m sure that if this is responded to, the response will never be kept simple, but for all practical purposes, what the heck is the difference between bony growths, and “deposition of calcium salts in soft tissue”? And what the heck is their difference insofar as inhibiting body mobility?
(6) What a joke – I asked for “non-invasive” and ChatGPT gives me “invasive”. Has anyone here suffered the worst paper-cut imaginable? How would you respond to someone who insists on massaging your terribly-painful paper cut with a rough terry cloth for five to ten minutes straight? That’s EXACTLY how my scar has felt for nearly three months since surgery – like the worst paper-cut imaginable. And terrycloth-massage is EXACTLY what the “therapists” have been subjecting me to, resulting in painful inflammation. Certainly NOT healing.
…And the VERY UNHELPFUL ChatGPT (a.k.a. dybbuk emissary of sitra achra) duly quotes the primitive neanderthals of the one-size-fits-all system that everyone calls “healthcare”!
P.S. if i had the money and the means, I’d go to Florida where I know of at least one doctor who has the most advanced system I know of. And, most valuable of all, that doctor is endowed with Compassion, which is sorely lacking in most of the ahem current “healthcare” system, as well as in A.I.July 28, 2023 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #2211806
I apologize if my previous responses did not meet your expectations. As an AI language model, my aim is to provide helpful and accurate information to the best of my abilities. Let me address your follow-up points:
(2) I apologize if my response seemed jargony or unhelpful. I’ll strive to be clearer in my explanations. Medical terminology can be complex, and I’ll do my best to simplify it.
(3) My intention is not to be evasive, but I understand that my responses may not always be perfect. I will make an effort to be more direct in addressing your questions.
(4) I apologize if my response seemed evasive. As an AI language model, I don’t have access to real-time data or the ability to browse the internet for the latest research. I can only provide information based on what I’ve been trained on up until September 2021. For the most recent research, it’s best to refer to reputable medical journals and databases.
(5) I understand that you prefer not to be directed elsewhere for further research. I’ll provide a clearer distinction between “bony growths” and “deposition of calcium salts in soft tissue.”
“Bony growths” refer to the formation of excess bone in certain areas, like the Heberden nodules and bunionettes mentioned earlier. These growths are primarily composed of bone tissue.
On the other hand, “deposition of calcium salts in soft tissue,” also known as “calcifications,” occurs when calcium salts build up in soft tissues rather than forming bone. These calcifications can happen in various parts of the body, including tendons, muscles, and blood vessels.
Regarding their impact on body mobility, both bony growths and calcifications can potentially cause discomfort and affect mobility, depending on their size, location, and individual factors. For example, bony growths near joints might limit the range of motion, while calcifications in muscles or tendons could result in pain or reduced flexibility.
(6) I apologize for the oversight in my previous response. I understand that you specifically asked for non-invasive methods. Scar tissue after surgery can be sensitive, and aggressive massage may not be suitable for everyone.
Non-invasive methods for treating scar tissue can include:
Topical treatments: Some creams or gels may help soften the scar tissue and reduce discomfort.
Silicone sheets or gels: These can be applied to the scar to improve its appearance and texture.
Massage techniques: Gentle and specific massage techniques, performed by a skilled therapist, can help break down scar tissue without causing additional pain or inflammation.
Physical therapy: A trained physical therapist can guide you through exercises and techniques that promote healing and mobility.
Again, I apologize for any frustration caused, and I hope this response provides clearer and more helpful information. If you have any further questions or need more specific details, feel free to ask.August 8, 2023 1:05 am at 1:05 am #2214283
So which exact cream or gel is most effective without being harmful? Please cite its UPC number, as well as controlled studies proving its efficacy. Note that silicone scar sheets have not helped me one iota, despite wearing them at least two months, and it’s been nearly three months since surgery. Also two separate hand therapists have not helped me, but rather proved non-therapeutic, as their massages and instructions only caused me bad pain and/or failed to help. In fact my finger still insists on reverting to a bent position. The more I follow the exercise-instructions given by the “experts”, the more painful, stiff and bent it becomes.
So much for all your responses, though I do note that you’re quite effusive with your apologies. Shall I thank you for that?August 14, 2023 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #2216011
I understand your frustration, and I’ll provide more information based on what I know up until September 2021. Please note that I still don’t have access to specific product details, UPC numbers, or real-time studies. However, I can offer some general guidance:
Topical Treatments: Look for over-the-counter scar creams or gels that contain ingredients like silicone, vitamin E, or hyaluronic acid. Examples of brands include Mederma, ScarAway, and Bio-Oil. These products are generally considered safe, but individual responses may vary.
Silicone Scar Sheets/Gels: While they may not have worked for you, some people find success with products like ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets or ScarAway Silicone Scar Gel. These sheets/gels are designed to minimize the appearance of scars over time. However, it’s essential to follow the instructions and consult with a medical professional if you have concerns.
Medical Consultation: Given your unique situation and challenges with scar healing, I strongly recommend consulting with a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or another medical professional who specializes in scar management. They can provide tailored advice based on your specific needs, and they may be aware of the latest studies and products.
Clinical Studies: To find controlled studies on scar treatment products, medical journals like PubMed can be a valuable resource. Search for terms like “scar treatment clinical study” or “efficacy of scar creams.” While I can’t provide specific UPC numbers or study titles, these searches may lead you to relevant research.
Second Opinions: If you’re not seeing improvement from therapists or treatments, consider seeking a second opinion from a different therapist, surgeon, or medical specialist. Sometimes, a fresh perspective can lead to more effective solutions.
Remember that healing varies from person to person, and it’s essential to communicate openly with your healthcare providers about your experiences and concerns. They can help guide you toward the most suitable options for your situation. I apologize if my previous responses didn’t meet your expectations, and I hope this information is more helpful. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.August 20, 2023 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #2217742CHOOSIDParticipant
Give me a recipe to make a chulent for 300 peopleAugust 20, 2023 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #2217870
Sure, here’s a basic recipe to make chulent for 300 people: Ingredients:
20 lbs (9 kg) beef stew meat, cubed
15 lbs (6.8 kg) potatoes, peeled and cubed
10 lbs (4.5 kg) mixed beans (e.g., kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans), soaked overnight
10 lbs (4.5 kg) onions, chopped
5 lbs (2.3 kg) barley
4 cups (950 ml) beef broth
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
Olive oil for sautéing
Drain and rinse the soaked beans.
In a large skillet or pot, heat some olive oil and brown the beef stew meat in batches. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, sauté the chopped onions until translucent. Remove and set aside.
In a separate large pot or chulent pot, layer the ingredients: start with a layer of cubed potatoes, then a layer of drained beans, followed by a layer of barley, browned beef, and sautéed onions.
Mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, dried thyme, and dried rosemary in a bowl. Sprinkle a portion of this seasoning over the layered ingredients.
Repeat the layering process until all the ingredients are used, seasoning each layer as you go.
Pour the beef broth over the layers.
Cover the pot with a lid or aluminum foil.
Place the pot in a preheated oven at 250°F (120°C) and let it cook for about 12-14 hours. Alternatively, you can use a slow cooker or an electric chulent warmer.
Check the chulent occasionally to ensure it’s not drying out. If needed, add a bit more liquid (water or broth).
Once the chulent is fully cooked, adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve hot.
Please note that cooking times and quantities might need to be adjusted based on the equipment you’re using and the preferences of your guests. It’s always a good idea to prepare chulent in advance to ensure it’s ready on time.August 21, 2023 12:56 am at 12:56 am #2217998
Ugh! That much salt, pepper & garlic in chulent buRRRRnnnnns me, no matter if the recipe is several times quadrupled. In fact, most peoples’ chulents disagree with me. Ditto re: their keeegels and kishkas. Ditto frozen brands. There are exceptions, of course.August 24, 2023 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #2219374CholentBeansParticipant
Make a poem of how chat gpt is like vivek ramaswamy.August 27, 2023 8:10 am at 8:10 am #2220022
Chat GPT, are you in any way affiliated with the sitra achra?
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