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  • in reply to: Taxes in Eretz Yisroel #2159254
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    Avirah so then don’t use the electricity or roads it provides.

    in reply to: Different Tracks of Modern Orthodoxy #2158645
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    The biggest Rabbonim have filters. Ain Apotropus L’arayos.

    in reply to: Have Seminaries outlived their purpose? #2156185
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    It’s not the seminaries fault. Their purpose is good and needed. It fills a void that no program in America fills. We need a way to continue the ideals they learn in seminary in a balanced way once they get home. In an Israel Seminary, they have a chance to grow in a more spiritual environment. They aren’t constantly bombarded with goyish advertisements and ideals when they go out into the street. The Avir in EY is irreplaceable (Regardless of what a Lakewood PR spokesman would say). The American Beis Yaakov system may have outlived their purpose. These girls come out of it as confused as anything.

    in reply to: 2 States #2148702
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    Marxist, the IDF wasn’t official on its own then.; they were with the British. No there were special Rabbis and those who were deep in Kabbalah who davened that it shouldn’t happen.

    in reply to: 2 States #2147887
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    Don’t be so confident that Israel can just obliterate a country. They are still under the norms of International Law. They had a miracle in 1967. Since them they haven’t been as successful in warfare. The EU UN Arabs Russia and China would not let it happen. They also wouldn’t want to ruin the Abraham Accords.

    in reply to: 2 States #2147757
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    They didn’t bother the old yishuv as much because they were respectful and didn’t come to be kovesh the land forcefully. The Torah that spread in the Old Yishuv is unmatched and these Zionists want to destroy it by drafting people into the army.

    in reply to: 2 States #2147754
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    Be’din Malkus? This is a shalton hakofrim. They’re ratzchanim. Rav Chaim is right. These people are nicer to Arabs than Yiddishkeit.

    in reply to: 2 States #2147700
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    The Zionists definitely reitz upped the Arabs. This is valid and something Zionists wouldn’t admit. Not every Jew who moved to EY in the 2nd and 3rd waves were ideological zionists; they wanted to leave Europe where it was dangerous and after WWI very unstable. The British thankfully offered to give them land where they could leave peacefully. The British bit off more than they could chew and brought instability to every place they occupied. Jews wanting to return to their homeland isn’t provoking Arabs. The Arabs wouldn’t accept any deal that allows Israel to exist. It’s they who need to fix it. Jews gave back most of Chevron, Gaza, West Bank, what more needs to be done?

    in reply to: Chasidus Without Context #2146714
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    It’s not about wanting or not wanting. If it’s Heimish, anything goes and qualifies.

    in reply to: Chasidus Without Context #2146624
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    I’m seeing it creep into organizations that aren’t officially Chabad.

    in reply to: Chasidus Without Context #2146605
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    It’s 100% better than sports games and beer parties. But are these farbrengen going on too much to the point that it takes away from learning?

    in reply to: Going down the wrong street #2146579
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    Are you surprised? J Street are big supporters of Democrats. If you vote Democrat you are with them.

    in reply to: Georgia isn’t Really Solid Red #2146187
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    The Democrat party of the south wasn’t far right on economic issues(TVA – FDR program). I’m talking about from the 1970s and until now. It went for Carter twice and Clinton in 92. GA in particular is different from say Mississippi and Alabama.

    in reply to: Anti-semitism: Republicans vs Democrats #2145835
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    Obama didn’t get Rubashkin out of jail; Trump did.

    in reply to: Anti-semitism: Republicans vs Democrats #2145796
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    er Trump isn’t in office but there are currently quite a few loud Democrats in office who are anti-Israel if they don’t outright support BDS they are supportive of other pro-Palestinian policies. ANTIFA and BLM caused more violence than this meeting.

    in reply to: Systemic Rot Within the GOP #2145734
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    Reb E because you are a Democrat and like Republicans who cave to Democrats.

    Jackk the rot is a disconnect lack of awareness of how to appeal to a national electorate. Trump won because he ran as something different than the old republicans who don’t do anything.

    in reply to: Taking a Kulah from Across the Aisle #2144976
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    Where does it say you can’t go “Kulah shopping” Muttar is mussar assur is assur.

    in reply to: Convention #2144975
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    Avirah but clearly there are a lot of Singles out there for different reasons who struggle because they don’t feel like they have their place in Klal Yisroel like married people do. What do you tell someone who goes on dates connects with shadchanim and does all the hishtadlus and yet Friday night and YT they are lonely and don’t have shabbos and YT in the same way? Change singles is a very simplistic answer to an issue that is complex.

    in reply to: Taking a Kulah from Across the Aisle #2144949
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    agutyar also In litvish communities most people don’t typically have one Rav for Halacha. There needs to be more reasons than Rav so and so said.

    in reply to: Taking a Kulah from Across the Aisle #2144945
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    But why does one Rabbi have to be the one Rabbi for everything? It’s all within the framework of Halacha?

    in reply to: Hated Nation #2144611
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    We should be concerned with anti-Semitic attacks but running to the ADL and embracing the cancel culture makes it worse. The left wing Jewish organizations only claim anti-semitism when someone attacks Soros and if it’s someone who was remotely affiliated with a republican or Trump but they don’t claim anti-semitism when it comes from a fellow democrat like Ilhan Omar Tlaib AOC a fanatical muslim the government of Iran or other anti-Israel organization.

    in reply to: Volunteering to Report the News #2143825
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    Jackk it’s a sad day when you’re defending LGBT and trans people for the good of your party.

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    in reply to: Should all Yidden know Hebrew? #2143735
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    Avirah it’s not clear if this was as rampant among all sefardim. The French occupied Syria in the early 20th Century and that had an influence on them becoming more westernized and less Arabicized. Co-ed schools help Jews who are weak in their Judaism not intermarry.

    in reply to: Should all Yidden know Hebrew? #2143734
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    AAQ did you ever hear of the Spice Route? Sefardi merchants. They’ve been merchants going back decades which requires them to venture out of their shtetlach.

    in reply to: Cherem on sefer “Pshuto Shel Mikra” #2143733
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    Though Acharonim offer a different Pshat than Rashi, none state that their pshat supercedes Rashi.

    in reply to: Jewish Israel #2143643
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    You could see what the old yishuv was like. Not too much development and slight disagreement with authority driving people away.

    in reply to: Who You Enable by Voting Democrat #2142457
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    It could have helped more Jews survive and defend themselves. If the Warsaw ghetto had a United front they could’ve been more successful. Without an armed Israel the state of world Jewry would be perilous today.

    in reply to: Silencing the Psychotic Medication Debate #2140130
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    Philosopher let’s say you have a client whose born male and thinks he’s a female and says he feels really depressed and wants to end his life, how would you treat him? There are quacks in every profession but the job of a therapist isn’t to be a Rabbi. A Rabbi gives moral guidance, a therapist tries to help you live your life. Mussar doesn’t work for someone who isn’t balanced.

    in reply to: senate majority leader #2139359
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    The have an effective majority with Harris as the tiebreaker but if the Republicans are at 50, it’s harder for the Democrats to get things done.

    in reply to: Silencing the Psychotic Medication Debate #2139356
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    Well like COVID. There are a lot of ignorant people in the frum world about mental illness and effective treatment and we don’t need quacks running around.

    in reply to: BJX Shabbos Project #2138890
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    There’s a way other than the Lakewood Bubble.

    in reply to: BJX Shabbos Project #2138889
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    On average how many people do Lakewood Kollelim connect with people who aren’t frum and help make them frum? The numbers aren’t nearly as successful as those of Kiruv organizations and Chabad.

    in reply to: Today Kherson has been liberated #2137789
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    Jackk if the Democrats weren’t emptying the treasury for Ukraine would you be the same passionate? let’s be honest you’re a DNC hack

    in reply to: Election Fraud or Gross Incompetence? #2137441
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    In 2018 she never conceded. Democrats spent 4 years trying to prove Trump Russia collusion. Why is it taking so long to count these races? Democrat tricks?

    in reply to: Election Fraud or Gross Incompetence? #2137407
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    People don’ always have the same signatures

    in reply to: Election Fraud or Gross Incompetence? #2137366
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    Because Republicans would be responsible to vote on Election Day, bring their IDs or have one in order to vote, and make sure their absentee ballots on time while democrats know a certain demographic within their base are less likely to follow the norms of voting.

    in reply to: Election Fraud or Gross Incompetence? #2137322
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    Al Gore was

    in reply to: The Fix is in for 2022 #2137321
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    Yserbius you’re probably the type to blindly trust government shutdowns and vaccine mandates and that there’s nothing to Hunter Biden just because the DNC tells you so.

    in reply to: Let’s Say Republicans Win the Midterm Elections? #2137115
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    Republicans don’t have a platform. Like is said in my OP. There’s no leadership and platform. While you might not like things like M4A, free child care, and free college, LGBT rights, and abortions'(I don’t). The reality is the country is left of center now rather than center-right. Progressivism is on the rise and not going away. There’s no clear platform in the republican party to counter these ideas. While it’s easy to blame Trump for his firebrand style, he’s there because there’s a void in the party.

    in reply to: The Fix is in for 2022 #2136448
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    jackk because the Democrats are in power and are running all the federal agencies

    in reply to: Football Match #2136164
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    Shimon Nodel maybe he’s attracted to these friends because there’s something he’s being deprived of at home.

    in reply to: History of the Shas Party #2136163
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    Rav Shach said to vote Netanyahu vs Peres

    in reply to: History of the Shas Party #2136162
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    Right after Oslo and giving away most of Hebron, the violence got worse.

    in reply to: Most Jewish Communities=No Mesora #2135183
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    Yemenites were for a long time a very isoldated community. They might have a mesorah on some things such as identifying grasshoppers or their dikduk, but the Rambam had to teach them a lot of basic things. When it comes to learning in the Ashkenaz world you can trace american yeshivas back to who their roshei yeshiva learned under in Europe. When you go back enough you can trace it back to Rashi and Rabbeinu Gershom Meir Hagolah. In the sefardi world it some came from Spain and some of them (Mizrachi Jews) were there from the beginning of exile.

    in reply to: Is YU officially a modern-Orthodox institution? #2133286
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    YU is different than most yeshivas because it’s a University which tries to abide by the guidelines of having a university while having a Yeshiva and Semicha program. If there wasn’t social pressures to have these clubs, they wouldn’t. But now there are lawsuits and it gets complicated how we deal with these things. There’s nothing wrong with having a therapy group if it’s done withing the right parameters. YU in general I think makes up its standards as it goes along, as there isn’t a Rav Soloveitchik Zt”L to give guidance. There are frum people who went to YU who learn every day make honest livings whose wives dress tznius and there are some people who went to YU who know as much yiddishkeit as a conservative Jew. It’s not a perfect system, I don’t think even most of modern orthodox people would admit to but for a certain demographic in America it serves a purpose. The battles of a community in a more established Yeshivish community is not the same as those of in a more American modern community. Growth takes time. I think in the long run the “Right Wing” YU types will establish more baal habatishe institutions.

    in reply to: The State of Israel Formed on the Basis of Keeping the Torah #2133156
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    Common the British promised to give the Jews land. You can’t defend land today without police and military power. It’s a better alternative than a European shtetl.

    in reply to: The State of Israel Formed on the Basis of Keeping the Torah #2133066
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    There’s a song that goes Every Yid is a Tzaddik. Counter that.

    in reply to: “Torah World” = Nonexistent #2132532
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    There have been more than one mistake and you don’t need an expert to know that abuse will damage people.

    in reply to: condemning a candidate due to sickness or old age. #2132509
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    If a Rov has alzheimers, he will no longer give psak. When someone learns Torah every day of their life, at that age, they know so much that it’s in their memory. Gedolei Yisroel in their 90s don’t slip unlike Biden. It’s clear that Biden can’t complete a sentence and only sounds coherent when he’s very prepared and has the script in front of him. What a false equivalency but not unexpected by a Democrat Feminist like you.

    in reply to: “Torah World” = Nonexistent #2132506
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    Dovid. What about covering up for abuse or lying to the government about education in order to get funds?

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