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October 27, 2022 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm in reply to: The State of Israel Formed on the Basis of Keeping the Torah #2133156
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.October 27, 2022 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm in reply to: The State of Israel Formed on the Basis of Keeping the Torah #2133066
There’s a song that goes Every Yid is a Tzaddik. Counter that.
There have been more than one mistake and you don’t need an expert to know that abuse will damage people.October 25, 2022 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm in reply to: condemning a candidate due to sickness or old age. #2132509
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.
Dovid. What about covering up for abuse or lying to the government about education in order to get funds?
It’s good to know that Brooklyn was once a diverse neighborhood of different types. Both yeshivish shuls and young israels were fully occupied on Shabbos. School choices were enough to accommodate different types of people. What’s happened as a result of a more right shift taking over the communal establishments and as a result anyone who isn’t yeshivish moves out of Brooklyn once they get married and one who is seriously yeshivish moves to Lakewood. The main reason many of the Jewish shops are open is because the Syrian community keeps them open. They care about each other even if some become more frum(Ateret types) or less(Magen David). There’s a mutual respect between each other and their community is strong because of it.
Not every town has to have a chasidishe rebbe
UJM there’s been a right shift recently within the younger generation in Teaneck; a new HS opened up to accommodate an evolving demographic; at davening one can find even some bochurim wearing white shirts and hats and jackets. The difference is most of Teaneck is YU and only half of five towns is YU. Teaneck is less shmaltzy than 5 towns. You won’t find a restaurant opened past 10, though it’s a close drive to Monsey and NYC. 5 towns has more options for yeshivas and schools depending on what type of family you are.
Donations isn’t the only way to support a Jew. Supporting a business is an even bigger help.
It so happens that a lot of these wealthy Jews who go to Israel for Succos donate a lot of money to tzedakah. You’re just not happy that others are happy.September 20, 2022 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm in reply to: At first I thought, what are the Libs thinking (or are they?) #2126720
They want to destroy the essence of America and make it a communist country.
Lakewood is against going to college so yes it stopped a different demographic from doing so. However the MO do go to college so if there wouldn’t have been YU they would have gone to different universities. I’m not a YU or a Lakewood guy so I can talk up the pros and cons of both.
chiefshmerel quite a few people today go to queens college and landers for learning because the YU tuition is very high.
Most of the people at YU think they are in the perfect paradigm for a frum Jew. I don’t think Rav Solovietchik wanted it to be like this nor do some of the Rabbeim there do. For a good many people who go to YU if it wasn’t around they would have gone to secular colleges and would be davening in conservative shuls today if any.
Nu what did he say?
YU sees this club similar to a support therapy group. We have people practicing therapy in the frum world for various issues that are not the ways of the Torah. There are frum therapists that deal with LGBT issues every day unfortunately. It’s not my derech but did you ever ask one of the YU Roshei Yeshivas personally what they think about it or do you just repeat whatever you read in mishpacha or hear in your shul coffee room. Fact of the matter is if there wouldn’t be YU many of these people would have been forever lost to the secular colleges and by now have married non-Jews. It’s tragic the state where YU is.
Ner Yisroel is yeshivish
common for SUNY or CUNY if you don’t have the prerequisite math and sciences from a regents or SAT then you will be limited to their community colleges first and have to do the math there and then you can transfer to the 4 year school of your choice. I already mentioned Brooklyn College and Touro before so didn’t feel the need to specifically mention CUNY but yes it’s the same standard as any CUNY. CCNY is another CUNY school.
That doesn’t make it a BTL that just means another University counts it as credit to graduate for that one. Having a transcript does not = degree. The call of the question is BTL(bachelor of talmudic law). A few yeshivas have that degree but most don’t. Brooklyn College Queens College or Touro e.g. will count credits from a yeshiva and will get you to a degree in their college, but that means that you graduated with a different degree not a BTL.
I doubt geirim get Aaliyah’s in non-sy shuls
Because there are Arabic citizens in Israel who make up a portion of the population.
What approach to psychology is mesorah-based?
Wasn’t there a war going on or any calamity, it’s to wake us up and daven.
There’s no kehila of baltimore that says not to wear a tallis over your head for Mussaf.
Yabia the sephardim in old jerusalem wore their levush. They changed and followed the ashkenazi wear.
Please there are Lakewood influenced yeshivas that have protected child abusers. No institution is perfect. There are frum therapists who deal with LGBT issues every day. The Lakewood yeshivas and Chasidish yeshivas take funding from Democrats who believe in these things. Our whole society is affected by it in different ways. Spread love not hate.
Are there any Sephardi shuls in Brooklyn that don’t abide by the SY takkana against gerim?
It’s mainly aimed at people who convert for marriage which was a big issue when the takkanas came out. They aren’t against geirim in principle. Learn context. These other sephardic shuls in Brooklyn are newer and thus the issues of intermarriage aren’t the same now.
YU was always part of Yeshiva College, which follows a more Hirschian model of Torah im Derech Eretz.
If there wouldn’t be YU, there wouldn’t be Touro, there wouldn’t be an Agudah COPE program, and litvish yeshivas and seminaries wouldn’t combine with pay for degree private colleges to get degrees. It’s always been the same but things changed. In the litvish world it became a stigma to affiliate yourself with a University.
UJM there are bochurim in the closet in yeshivas. I heard stories that I won’t get into. So if you don’t think that there are bochurim struggling with this Yetzer Hara in the Daled Koslos of the best yeshivas, you just don’t have your finger on the pulse of where society is. Not everyone in YU agrees that there should be this club.
Legally today, if someone sued a Beis Midrash program that is an AARTS program or getting government funds that they don’t grant people certain rights, they would also be sued.
I see how you’re framing the question. For one, Rav Yitzchok (Yitzchak) Lichtenstein, Torah Vodaath.
Adding to that list:
R Avigdor Miller
UJM maybe you’d like to list them but there’s quite a list of American rishwi yeshiva that got semicha from RIETS.
Avirah if you want to be technical, every yeshiva that gives a college transcripts(AARTS) is technically the same thing. RIETS is a Yeshiva program that’s part of YU.
You forget to list the great Roshei Yeshiva of Rabbeinu Itzchak Elchonon Theological Seminary who are manhig people in how to be a baal habos and strive for excellence in learning
Like Harvard is the top academics in the university, Brisk is the tops in learning. There are schools throughout the world that pride themselves in helping students get into the top Universities, to get accreditation. Similarly in the Olam Hayeshivos, if their bochurim are getting into Brisk, they can be recognized in preparing their students to get into the top yeshiva. It doesn’t mean that Brisk is the best for everyone nor is the top university the best for everyone. There are people who excel in Yeshivas that you never heard of. The standard of learning among yeshivas is highest in Brisk.
Amil were no longer in the era pf jfk. The Marxist academics have taken over the democrat party. Bernie himself says he’s a socialist.
As a republican I think with gerrymandering that they will take the House but not by much and the democrats will pick up seats in the Senate. I wouldn’t be surprised if the democrats keep both chambers. The GOL has no vision and ideas in a post trump world.June 16, 2022 11:21 am at 11:21 am in reply to: is Yeshiva system making talmiday chachamim? or stifling them? #2097532
Unless you have a good memory you aren’t going to remember everything. Most Rabbonim specialize in different areas of Torah. You have to be Amal. Sleeping through a daf shiur isn’t ameilus.
You probably don’t know much about Jewish history but before Artscroll there were many seforim translated into English by Reform/Conservative Jews. I wouldn’t be surprised that people from Lakewood/Brooklyn don’t know this.
You can’t trust democrats who gave millions in weapons to the Taliban to pass sensible gun laws. The answer is that it isn’t only guns that’s the issue. They get ideas from Hollywood a democrat propaganda arm and video games.
You can’t trust democrats to pass sensible gun laws. they’ll just embolden the criminals and hurt the innocent middle class even more. That’s the truth. Should there be sensible gun laws? Yes. But Dems don’t go about any issue the right way.
There are tight gun laws in LA NYC and Chicago. Doesn’t stop the gangs. FBI sits on their laurels when they get a tip. Mental health isn’t addressed.
UJM no it wasn’t the US government who emancipated them. Do you read? And the money comes from the Treasury — public funds — from you and I. If you want to help a black person, donate to one of their causes.
Why don’t you donate to a black cause rather than make people who had no one to do with it pay. Maybe Jews should get it for getting turned away before the Holocaust.
Huju So did he know that he was empowering radical muslims in Iran? He was a fool. There’s a reason he lost in many safe blue states in 1980
Well for gas he made a policy decision to make the US more reliant on foreign countries. His head of transportation the symbol for Toeivah says let them all drive teslas.
He could have maybe done something to prevent Russia from invading. Now he’s acting after the fact and looking tough. If he really cared about Ukraine he would have done something before but this is just a distraction away from the terrible job he’s done.
Was it a good idea to give the Taliban billions of dollars in weapons?
Either he’s stupid or someone like Soros is pulling his strings.
He made people lose jobs over his vaccine mandates now boasts how jobs have gone up… because he eliminated them first.
The stock markets are doing terribly. Overall everything has gone worse under Biden’s leadership. He saw russia take crimea as VP and invade Ukraine now as president. He hasn’t learned from mistakes; he’s using an opportunity to look tough on Russia after the fact but he’s going about it completely wrong. Cancelling everything in Russia is hurting the American economy. Not everyone can rely on subways to get around or can have an electric car. He’s a moron.
Lol @lostpark not at all. Many Israelis drink coffee out of plastic cups.
Another one of many fascist liberal laws
You don’t find this extemism in Litvish circles.February 16, 2022 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm in reply to: NPR Is a Joke and Shouldn’t be Funded by Tax Dollars! #2061037
Actually they got a lot in Stimulus money so you don’t know what you’re talking about, Luna