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  • in reply to: Daf System of the Gemorah #857042
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    Why doesn’t the Yerushalmi translated by Rav Yechiel Avraham haLevi Bar Lev from Yedid Nefesh become the official pagination of Yesushalmi?

    Until this happens we have the same issues to conetend/grapple with, with regards to Yerushalmi.

    in reply to: Yekkes #1060146
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    Response to Nechomah:-

    Yekkes, as indicated above, are those of German descent …… Not exclusively German descent, but Western European Descent including Switzerland, Nethelands, France, and probably also Scandinavia

    They have different minhagim, some of which include each adult male making his own kiddush at the Shabbos table, …. No more so than any other sector of Jewry.

    woman lighting only 2 candles – no adding more for children, …… Becuase candles based on Zochor veShomor, hence only 2 candles required; However Jekkes add something much more significant for their children, that Jekkes Bensch their children thrice each week, by Friday nite Kiddush, Shabbos morning Kiddush, and by Havdoloh (Of-course also by all Kiddush & Havdoloh on Yom Tov too); Benshing their children includes father, mother & grandparents benshing children & grandchildren, and and Benshing spouses of children & grandchildren.

    boys wearing a tallis after Bar Mitzvah, ….. Already by 3 years old.

    waiting only 3 hours after meat until eating milk. ….. Some Jekkes {Dutch & Scandinavian origin} wait 1 hour, as is mentioned by the Romoh in Yoreh Deah.

    in reply to: Censored Gemorah's (and other Seforim) #856967
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    More significantly:- What about the missing Messechtos? both by Yerushalmi & Bavli.

    It is commonly believed that once upon a time, all 63 Messetos had Gemoro on them, both Yerushallmi & Bavli, and somehow these missing Messechtos are still extant & sitting in the vatican library, but the catholics shall not allow us access to the lbratruy to access our missing Messechtos.

    in reply to: Yekkes #1060140
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    from Wikipedia:-

    The term Yekke (adjective: Yekkish) (alt: Jecke or Yecke) is a generally jovial, mildly derogatory term primarily used by Jews to refer to their coreligionists from Germany or who adhere to the Western-European minhag.

    Today, very few original Yekkes are still German residents, but they remain in regions such as Switzerland, Eastern France (Alsace and Lorraine), and Luxembourg. A significant community managed to escape Frankfurt after Kristallnacht, and relocated to the Washington Heights region of New York City, where they still have a synagogue, K’hal Adass Jeshurun, which punctiliously adheres to the Yekkish liturgical text, rituals, and melodies.[1] Most of the 200,000 Jews living in Germany today emigrated from the former USSR after 1990 and only 105,000 are registered members of Jewish communities.[2]

    A group of Yekkes established kibbutz Chofetz Chaim in the Gedarim region of Israel just south of Tel Aviv. Recently a few new Yekkish communities have been started in Israel by “Machon Moreshet Ashkenaz,” and one of the leading communities is K’hal Adas Yeshurun of Jerusalem, which is running a “Nusach Project”, a project of preserving the special Yekkish melodies.

    in reply to: Leap Day – February 29 #856672
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    & Yankie Doodle, won’t have a chance on a Wednesday, until 2040, @ the turn of the 59th Jewish century.

    in reply to: Nice affordable wedding present #856685
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    When I go to Israel to Meah Sheorim & Geuloh, I stock up on these terylene Shabbos tablecloths that say “Lichvod Shabbos vYom Tov” or “Yerusholayim” on them, buying several different colored ones, and I am in stock with gifts for quite while.

    in reply to: Gedolei Poskim to Ask Very Serious Shailos #856654
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    I have heard directly from the Gadol haDor of last decade:- Rav Avigdor haKohen Miller ZTKLLH’H:- Your Rov {Asseh leCho Rov} must be alive & acessible.

    If he ain’t easily accesible, his Rabbonus in your life is worthless. Get an accesible Rov. If your accesible Rov feels it is beyond him, he’ll have access to higher up, becaue of his position.

    in reply to: Your Dream-Ticket for 2012 #903409
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    My dream ticket for 2012, is for 1st time in 14 years, to be able to stay up & accomplish something over Shovu’os nite, being this is 1st time in 14 years {since 1998} that Leil Shovu’os is a Saturday nite, so I can sleep Shabbos Erev Shovu’os afternoon instead of running around from work & buying cheese cake.

    in reply to: Kiddush Shabbos Morning on bronf'n #858919
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    grape juice which is a MASSIVE BEDI’EVED:- This is so only 4 times a year:-

    1) Seder nite on 1st cup

    2) Seder nite on 2nd cup

    3) Seder nite on 3rd cup

    4) Seder nite on 4th cup.

    Any other Kiddush or Havdolo, grapejuice is leChatchilo.

    For drunkeness on Purim, or daily Revi’is on Chol haMoed or Yom Tov, require wine, but even then, grape juice is leChatchilo for Kiddush.

    in reply to: bas mitzvah present #1088948
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    Bowwow:- how old is she?

    If talking about a Bas-Mitzwah:- 12

    in reply to: cant get the guys to give a yes :( #859409
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    WHAT CAN I DO?

    Go on a frum dating site, such as Orthodate or/& Frumster or/& Saw you at Sinai.

    In fact how about already joining tonite? and getting the ball rolling already before Purim, when Adar brings good fortune & Mazol.

    We have seen many success stories from these sites, so they really work!!

    in reply to: bas mitzvah present #1088946
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    We are grappling with this same question for our niece. We asked her mother which Chumash our niece would like:- e.g. Artscroll Ramban or Hirsch or Baal haTurim.

    She got back to us, that her daughter is more interested in jewelry. We feel, that jewelry will just join a jewelry collection, and maybe eventually get lost, whereas a specific Sepher will last a long while, even if not used more often until later in lfe.

    Meanwhile we have still not procured anything, despite the passage of several months.

    in reply to: Leap Day – February 29 #856664
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    wolfishMusings got his facts correct if he is referring to the Southern Hemisphere but incorrect if he is referring to the Northern Hemisphere; The Nochrim tagged on an extra day to August making August 31 days eventhough July was already 31 days, to prolong the summer, at expense of curtaling February in winter to only 28 days so as to curtail the winter, totally out of sync with all the other secular months.

    in reply to: Jerusalem Purim Disaster #856520
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    Get ready for this uneeq, because from 2015-2019 Purim in Jerusalem & Shushan shall occur 4 out of 5 years running, on a Friday.

    So go to an open city in Israel, but then remember you shall have to prolong Taanis Esther if observing Purim on the 14th, as then have to read Esther before eating, whereas in Jerusalem & Shushan, have 24 hours to eat between Taanis Esther & reading of Esther.

    Even if go to B’nai B’raq as imaofthree suggests, there is an opinion that B’nai Beraq is a contigious town to Jaffa and may have to observe the 15th too.

    in reply to: Cellphones in Shul #856463
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    Has anyone ever dared bring a cell phone into a church? or mosque?

    Has anyone ever dared bring a cell phone into the vatican? or mecca?

    Lamentably I have had my davening at the Kossel disturbed by people in long dark jackets schmoozing away on the phone, and when you motion them to move away, they really get angry & look at we Daveners as odd.

    Maybe someone in this coffee room may also wish to comment on the disturbance of several schnorrers crashing on you as soon as you walk into a Minjan, before you can even commence your prayers, be it the Kossel, a Shteibel in Meah Sheorim, or Shomrei Shabbos in BP.

    I have also witnessed people reciting Kaddish and their cell phone went off really loud, and they just kept saying Kaddish but at an accelerated pace messing up the other mourners who couldn’t keep up, and then immediately in front of everyone else, answering their cell phone.

    in reply to: Post-Yeshiva Dressing for Work and Everyday #854000
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    The Halocho utilizes expression of “Your Shabbos clothing should not resemble your weekday clothing” rather than some expression of keeping an extra set of clothing for Shabbos.

    In light of this phrase, and in light of common usage being that Shabbos garb for most people implies a business [lounge] suit & white shirt {& tie & hat}, hence on weekdays I make a point of not wearing a suit & white shirt; Consequently during the week, I wear either a suit with a color shirt, or white shirt with Blazer & pants (& tie & hat}.

    To me this Halocho is more significant than some so called yeshivish uniform.

    in reply to: Chiyuv for Shliach Tzibbur – Order of Precedence #1071031
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    Hershi left out a 5th categeory of Chiyuv:- the last day of the 11th month; such an individual is lower than a Shivoh or Sheloshim or Yohrzeit, but is higher than other “Yud Beis” Chodesh Mourners.

    By the way, when talking about a Johrzeit having precedence for the Omud & Kaddish over a “Yud Beis” Chodesh Oveil & being on par with Sheloshim, this ia talking exclusively about the actual Hebrew calendar date of the Johrzeit. The Motzei Shabbos of the week running into the Yohrzeit, such an individual cannot take the Omud nor the Kaddish away from any Oveil. If there is no other Oveil at the Miyan, then such an individual is allowed on the Omud, if the Gabbai ok’s it.

    in reply to: Latest to Arrive and Earliest to Leave Minyan #854240
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    I 2nd your assertment Cheftze.

    Maybe you can offer me some insight into my unresolved question in my last paragraph, now as a 3 way question:- Late Arrival? Early Departure? or cell phone disturbance?

    in reply to: Helping smokers quit. #861668
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    The mere thought that every puff is an infraction of a Chiyuv miDeoraisso of “veNishmartem Me’od leNafhoseichem” should be more than enough to deter any Yerei shomayim, since clearly it won’t take long to accumulate many Aveiros, given that each puff is a new & separate violation of this Mitzva Asseh.

    in reply to: Latest to Arrive and Earliest to Leave Minyan #854238
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    What is the absolute latest one can arrive at a minyan and it is still considered he is davening with the minyan? Answer:- 5 minutes before time the Minyan is called for, so that when prayers commence, you are ready to commence with the Chazzan, already clad with Tallis & Tefillin.

    If you don’t have enough Derech Eretz to arrive by beginning, don’t bother coming, because late arrivers simply disturb everyone else.

    I have been at 1 Minyan in Geulah on Shabbos morning, and by Boruch She’omar {Nussach Ashkenaz} they lock the door, so no-one else can come in & disturb the decent people who were noble enough to come in a timely manner.

    By the way, anyone whose cell phone rings during a Minyan, by definition, is not a decent person, as he is causing a disturbance of unbeleivable proportion to decent people.

    Whether arriving late at a Minyan or having a cell phone ring during a Minyan:- it is an extremely difficult call of judgement to figure out who is more blatant & disturbing to the Mispallelim.

    in reply to: Sunday: First Day of the Week or Seventh? #854060
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    Let’s hope that we don’t get “International Day” on December 31st, because then even with a 7 day week, Shabbos shifts 1 day in the week each year, and 2 days every 4th year {except thrice in 400 years}

    Fortunately the christian church is keeping up this fight on our behalf.

    in reply to: My segula didn't work #1101037
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    We have another 229 days until Sukkos, so plenty of time till we reach this issue, so why fuss about it now?

    in reply to: #851474
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    The Chassidishe Gatesheader

    [email protected] – “Why would destruction of the soul be a greater punishment than eternal gehenim?”

    Unlike a human body that can only be put to death once & that’s it, a soul can be reconstituted just in order to again suffer the agony of being put to death, over & over again {I heard this directly from the Godol haDor, Rav Avigdor haKohen Miller ZTKLLH’H}

    :- This could very well be worse than eternal Gehinom.

    in reply to: our dor and the dor hamabul #1207642
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    Health

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    I hold anybody who votes for a politician who is pro-Toeiva is Oiver a very big Issur!

    Notwithstanding this assertion of Health, even bigger Issur to vote for Obama or any Democrat this November, as this helps Obama’s cause to be even more anti Israel. First assess a candidate’s position vis a vis the B’Nai Yisroel, before worrying about his leaning vis a vis his marital beliefs & passions.

    in reply to: Whose Minhagim to follow!?! #851504
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    Can you The Chassidishe Gatesheader explain me what Nusach Maharitz is? since I have never heard of it.

    If it is closer to our beloved Nusach Ashkenaz than Sefard, but not all the way there with our treasured Nusach Ashkenaz, does this imply:- Boruch She’omar before Hodu? Boruch She’omar after Hodu? or both concurrently? or 1 day before Hodu & the next day after Hodu?

    BTW your remark An Israeli Chareidi is Halachically correct. Sometimes a woman has a hard time changing her Iwrit pronouncation or Nusach, is is allowed to continue praying her father’s Nusach, albeit clearly this ain’t so for her children.

    in reply to: Reason The Gedolim Are Sick #851261
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    How about, bear in mind that Rav Elyashiv is 101 & Rav Steinman is approx. 98-99 [he is born in 1912]? At that age, the statistical probabilty of being sick is much higher.

    Rav Belsky @73 years of age, is much more troubling.

    in reply to: #851460
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    To quote what I heard directly from mouth of Rav Avigdor haKohen Miller ZTKLLH’H:- H. certainly couldn’t just take 1 whiff of perfume and forget about his problems. Clearly this is not the way Divine Justice could possibly operate.

    Hence this 1 whiff of perfume on 4/30/45 was just the beginning of far worse everlasting problems for H.

    in reply to: french fries #851043
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    FYI they are now known as “Freedom Fries”.

    in reply to: The Motzei Shabbos Problem #851006
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    Go to Rav Reisman’s Nach Shiur; This will solve a lot of wasted time to be killed, on Motzei Schabbos.

    Rav Reisman is currently 1 of today’s Gedolei HaDor, so a very authentic people to listen to, in addition to being entertaining.

    in reply to: #850682
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    FYI Logician, every woman out there who has not received her Get, has been interfereing with the Father’s parenting time, using innocent children as hostages {in violation of the 8th commandment which we read earlier today} & pawns.

    This reprehensible behavious has to cease immediatelly; & the sooner this ceases, the sooner the issue of Agunos shall disappear.

    in reply to: How to solve the shidduch crisis? #851221
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    The crisis was already solved by Nasi institute; To further their cause, if a boy gets engaged to a girl well below his age, talk them out of the engagement & re-seek a spouse in their age gap, or girl older, and the crisis is solved.

    Furthermore, being that we are all computer literate [or we would not be in this coffee room] we can access Shiduchim over the computer on Orthodate & Frumster, and guess what:- No Shadchonus fee upon Mission Accomplished.

    in reply to: #850679
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    Please allow me to rephrase this Tefillah more accurately:-

    May it be Your will, our beloved Father in Heaven

    To bring the tragic plight of chained children & fathers denied parenting time, before Your Throne of Glory most favorably

    And remember them for salvation and mercy from the eternal high heavens

    Provide for their children a wholesome home where they can celebrate Shabbos a loving father and step-mother together at the same table graced by their paternal grandparents

    But, alas, it is impossible; these men must sit at a Shabbos or Yom Tov table with an endless hole in their hearts not fulfilling the Torah obligation of veHigadto LeVincho Bayom haHu

    Father Dear, for how long must they endure such pain?

    Why do You conceal Yourself, do You forget their affliction and oppression?

    For prostrated to the dust is their soul, stuck to the earth is their body

    The soul is Yours and the body is Your handiwork; take pity on Your labor

    Please arise to assist them. And redeem them for the sake of Your kindness

    in reply to: what does "yeshivish" mean? #850407
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    Cut & pasted from wikipedia:-

    Yeshivish (Yiddish: ???????), refers to a sociolect of English spoken by yeshiva students and other Jews with a strong connection to the Orthodox yeshiva world.

    in reply to: special prayer for esrog(Tu'bishvat) #850130
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    Keep the prayer readily available, as only 3rd time in our current calendar since 4118, that we require an Esrog Mideoraiso for 10 years straight.

    in reply to: Kiddush Shabbos Morning on bronf'n #858889
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    The Lubavitcher Rebbe ZYA was against using mashke,

    I am not a Lubavitch, but I know one thing:- the Lubavitch Rebbe was an incredibly smart man; He graduated from the Sorbonne, so was highly intelligent, so if he said to stay away from mashke & make Kiddush on wine, clearly this is a smart & correct move.

    It will probably also help you fulfill the Chiyuv miDeoraiso of “veNishmartem Me’od leNafshoseichem”.

    in reply to: Chassidic Rebbes – how many are there? #849746
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    To The Great Bear of Creedmor:- Who cares what the Novominske Rebbe clads? He is a giant, and I have met him several>>>numerous times; Even once had a Schabbos meal in his dining room, and his 1st [now late] Rebbetzen was of such unbelievably high stature.

    This was truly an example of the English phraseology:- Every Great man has a giant woman behind him. Never was there a clearer cut example than the Novominsker Rebbe shlita. He is 80:- May he continue leading Kelal Yisroel for decades.

    He could walk in tomorrow morning in a light great suit & color shirt:- & he still would be a giant leader.

    in reply to: How did Jews live 100 years ago? 200? 500? #849411
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    Listen to HaGaon HoRav Berel Wein’s tapes on the Golden age in Spain. This shall answer your question.

    in reply to: Chassidic Rebbes – how many are there? #849730
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    Who is better off:- Bobov & Satmar with 2 rebbes vying for the same position? or Lubavitch & Breslow with zero living Rebbes?

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    Until you give the same amount to so many different people @smaller amounts, but then have to pay huge amounts in stamps. Then a fewer large checks would be better usage of the money. Especially as we anyways are not going to solve the problems of the US postal service being fianacially strapped.

    in reply to: Halftime Show! #849462
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    Naturei Karta is next on the list to be bashed.

    in reply to: what does a din torah cost? #849579
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    Too expensive. Go to a small claims court. In secular court, the government pays the judge’s salary.

    in reply to: Segulah almost guaranteed to work #849470
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    or better still:- Partake in the Tehillim phonathon for that Bochur in Japan.

    The longer the Japanese keep him kidnapped, the likelier the Japanese are to encounter their 2nd Makkoh, since they don’t seem to have learned their lesson from the 1st Makko last year.

    in reply to: divorce support #849956
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    Are you Health a Kohen?

    in reply to: Halftime Show! #849456
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    Is there a Maariv at the stadium during 1/2 time? If so:- Where?

    in reply to: 3 Shadchanim in BROOKLYN #849331
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    1)Orthodate & 2)Frumster & 3)Saw you at Sinai

    147-I mean shadchanim I can meet.

    I was trying to help your wallet big way, Hudi, with my suggestion. With these 3 programs, there is no Shadchonus fees upon mission accomplished.

    The type of Shadchonim you are aspiring towards, cost in the thousands, and I am assuming that your wallet is not quite as fat as the wallets of the various politician aspiring for the White House.

    in reply to: GIANT UPSET!!!! #921146
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    Can the Britons get to their Super Bowl parties, despite the huge snowstorm blancketing the UK?

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    Being in windows of the world on 9/10/2001

    in reply to: size of the earth #849620
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    Go to the American Museum of Natural History unclesam, and the division on earth [on the ground floor of the museum], will answer all of your questions + many more.

    No need to wait another 9 weeks until Chol haMoed to go there.

    FYI:- you can get there with B or C train.

    in reply to: yesurim #849762
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    To Satmarlover:- By focusing on our blessings such as Medinas Yisroel, and the miracles leading up to Yom Yerusholayim.

    in reply to: divorce support #849954
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    Absolutely

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