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  • in reply to: Stuffed cabbage for Simchas Torah #1794011

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    Simchas Torah we finish reading the torah and we roll it back.
    So we eat food which are rolled up.

    in reply to: The Importance of Having Short Hair #1757662

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    Joseph,

    Why do you assume that R’ Chaim Kanievsky is a posek?
    His knowledge in torah is undisputed but that isnt enough to become a posek.


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    To answer the OP,

    Rabbi Chaim is a great talmid but he is not a posek and never claimed or tried to be one.

    in reply to: Do I owe my neighbor kosher meat or treif meat? #1714241

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    You said by pikodon a person is given back the same type of item that he left even if it isn’t identical but close enough.
    This pot doesn’t have anything recognizable that resembles the dog food meat so you would need to buy new pound of treif meat for the dog.

    in reply to: Anyone Have Any Cool Inventions? #1661210

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    Ziongate,

    It’s called a drone and they are making them stronger and better batteries.

    in reply to: Hatzolah Billing Insurance #1639541

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    I heard from Hatzolah guys that if they take insurance then they have to provide care to everyone who calls them. And no matter what day of the week. And 911 may dispatch calls to their buses if they are closest to take the call.
    So it becomes a whole different company.
    My only solution to this was to have 2 companies and depends on the situation that’s the one that responds but it can get tricky and we still need city to respect Hatzolah amd help it out.

    in reply to: Pizza handlers and gloves. #1588854

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    Some bagel places have their workers wear gloves but what’s the point if they wear them the whole day and touch everything in them?

    in reply to: Unexpected Pesach Bris #1502256

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    Also boiled eggs in shell.

    in reply to: Unexpected Pesach Bris #1502255

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    It’s the last day so no problems with mishing. But I still think you should consult shul Rav for his opinion.
    I’ve been to a bris and they served, matza cream cheese, maybe lox don’t remember. Also peelable fruits, some macaroons, sealed slices of cheese, yogurt, shelled nuts…etc.
    You may be able to serve much more since it’s the last day.

    in reply to: Mitzvos wen don’t keep anymore #1499070

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    To answer OP…
    For some reason most people don’t wash their hands before eating fruits which were washed.
    For some reason people don’t bench with a Kos during the week.
    Most litvaks don’t avoid making kiddush from 6pm to 7pm.

    I had more such examples but can’t recall them now.

    in reply to: Is there any way to prevent mass shootings???? #1471797

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    The bottom line is they can not Ban guns but they can and should make it much MUCH more difficult to buy one. Also only the most simple guns should be available for sale. Anyone who owns a more advanced gun can keep it but need to re-certify for it every year and pass a mental/psychological tests in addition to showing capability to use it safely and accurately (ie. someone who is going blind doesnt need an automatic gun…).

    in reply to: Buying a “Certified Used” cell phone 📴 #1440299

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    Yes I love buying used/pre-owned phones and laptops because i get a new model at cheap price. Never had serious problems with them.

    in reply to: Buying a “Certified Used” cell phone 📴 #1440277

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    Why does it need to be certified? Just like any used phone you buy you should be aware that some parts will break faster than if it was a new phone. I was fine with it and I’ll happily replace my phone every 2-3 years to the newest pre-owned model.

    in reply to: Fire prevention ideas #1429835

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    There are ready made oil cups sold in small plastic cups and if the wick bends to the side the cup will melt away.
    @joseph I don’t know what’s plastic glass maybe a mixture but if it burns i call it plastic. Glass shouldn’t burn but may crack when it gets hot so may be dangerous as well.

    There are some people who are smart about fires and think they can estimate the worst case scenario. But unfortunately most people aren’t that good and most people wouldn’t read these suggestions or follow them. Can we come up with fireproof plan b. How can we help people to make sure that they are doing it right?

    It’s easy to say don’t leave fire unattended but I bet 90% of people don’t follow it.

    in reply to: Fire prevention ideas #1429711

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    Was the family using ready made lights in plastic cups?
    Maybe those should be banned? But what about other cases?

    Maybe we should just create an organization that would review light places, trays, smoke alarms and fire escape plans.

    in reply to: Fire prevention ideas #1429547

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    @joseph,
    Using them is easy but the difficult part is making sure that everyone uses them correctly. Also, most peoples windowsill wont be able to fit a normal size tray. Moreover, many peoples candlesticks are taller than the circumference of the standard tray so if they fall the tray may not help.

    in reply to: No mention of the huge techailes event in Boro Park on Chol Hamoed?! #1385571

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    ubiquitin – ill give you credit for the first 3 answers you gave me.

    in reply to: No mention of the huge techailes event in Boro Park on Chol Hamoed?! #1385153

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    ubiquitin – “…you can possibly say it is being mevatel a mitzvah is if we are sure it is techeiles.”

    Ok so if this blue ink happens to be the real techailes are we fine with being mevatel a mitzvah?
    And if its just ink what did you lose by wearing it just for 10 mins a day in the privacy of your home?

    in reply to: Moshiach’s website #1330449

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    When you go to google.com from israel it will automatically send you to google.co.il based on the location of your IP.
    Its called Geo IP targetting and its very simple to set up. Also the site can be set to automatically show content in the language your browser is set to accept. So dont worry about technical details.
    Also, Hashem.com is owned by a very generous person and im sure he would give up the domain to moshiach.

    in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1302404

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    @gadolhadorah – R’ Ahron did worry about the compressor going on and i think some people in lakewood either wait for compressor to be on or have the fridge on a timer to be completely off around the meals times.
    Nothing personal but here is how i understand it…
    The difference with compressor and going into BM is that if you time your fridge compressor during the week you will learn a pattern and exactly how many seconds it takes for it to go on. So just because you are lazy and dont count those seconds on shabbos doesnt mean that there is no psik reisha at a certain time.
    If i stand next to your fridge and i count out the seconds and i tell you if you open the door now even for 1 second the compressor will go on, would you still open it? So is lack of knowledge a valid excuse?

    in reply to: Pic n Pay meats #1138621

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    Are sure it still exists? I was passing by this past sunday mid of the day and it seemed closed and no awning sign. (unless i just forgot where it should be)

    in reply to: Things that people do wrong – halachically #1135999

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    Washing hands…

    Next time you wash consider the side of your hand that’s along your pinky finger. Most people dont even attempt to put water there but assume that enough water will flow there from the other parts of the hand.

    I think the only way to get all the parts is to spin/twist your hand while the water is flowing out of your cup.

    in reply to: You’re In Charge of Brooklyn Jewry… What Do You Do? #1111336

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    You asked for it…

    1) All Yeshivah’s to teach practical mussar and to encourage students to discuss baal teshuvah type of questions why/when/how…etc.

    2) All kollel/beis medrash programs to teach practical business halachos.

    3) All kollel/beis medrash programs to give a stipends based on weekly test scores.

    4) Decree for all the boys and girls to start shidduch dating at the same age. Don’t have to force the people just tell the organizations to encourage it.

    5) Create many type of job courses (separate men/ladies hours) and without prerequisites. Also, it should be free to attend but only have to pay for it after you find a job.

    6) Free gym with free trainers and free diet counselors for anyone who wants to attend it but you would have to pay for it if you slack off. (With monthly contracts not life contracts.)

    7) Create and uphold Takonos for Simchas and maybe also for apparel / sheitals / cars / carriages…etc.

    8) Free Netspark type of internet filter for your mobile and home that is paid by replacing goish internet ads with yiddish ones. Every Kehilla will have its own standards levels but to be part of a Kehilla you would need to install a filter with at least their level or higher. Anyone can type in anyone elses phone number or address and check if their filter is still active.

    9) Anyone who is poor will be provided for from a communal Maiser fund. No need to go shul to shul, door to door. And this way people might give more Maiser towards this fund since there will be less chances of fraud.

    10) Declare BP and Flatbush as a separate and independent city and create a real Eruv there 🙂

    in reply to: You are the Prime Minister #1105940

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    Ask everyone to pledge allegiance to Israel and to condemn these attacks publicly. It will need to be done with religious sensitivity.

    Anyone who doesn’t want to do that can follow the Trump Way out the door.

    in reply to: Non religious argument against same sex marriage #1089756

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    If they call this marriage then in the future some might also want to marry animals. And maybe even plants, why not?

    Where would they draw the line?


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    Not to put on or take off multiple pieces of clothing at the same time (think tshirt & tzitzis). if i remember correctly it may cause forgetfulness. 🙂

    in reply to: inventions #1040369

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    You write it out with all the details and mail it to yourself. But dont open the envelope until you are in front of a judge trying to prove that you came up with it first.

    Hatzlacha!

    in reply to: Statistician Dr. Charlie Hall's analysis of the marital age gap data #1040737

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    Once we get a hold of data showing what percentage of couples in our community marry someone their age, what % marry older by 1yr, what % by 2 yrs and so on then we can get a better idea about the age gap.

    So i was thinking maybe we can ask for this info from onlysimchas. Or we can simply crawl their site for this data.

    in reply to: Theological Conundrum (read at your own risk) #1090215

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    “Why should Hashem’s will have any intrinsic value?”

    Because Hashem is Perfect, HE is just, HE is generous and HE knows what’s best for us. So by definition everything he tell us to do has to be beneficial for us and for HIM.

    We have to realize that we are ONE with Hashem so the mitzvahs aren’t just for HIS benefit it’s for ours as well.

    Doing mitzvah is beneficial for us (sachar) in this world even if the reward (pras) will only come to us in the next world.

    in reply to: Theological Conundrum (read at your own risk) #1090174

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    Remember when your parents told you to always brush your teeth?

    Of course your mouth may smell better, and your teeth may stay healthier for more years… However, you may not realize those things in short term. What you do realize and feel good about is that you are being obedient and making your parents happy. And you know that your parents told you to do it for your own good and that’s why you keep doing it.

    in reply to: Rosh Hashana UMAN #1034837

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    I’m just curious who from the current leaders (Rabbi, Rav or Rebbe) say that it’s a good idea to go?

    And is it something that all of us should try to do?

    in reply to: Frum Hachnasas Orchim in L.A? #1030841

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    try shabbat.com

    in reply to: signing school rules #1029398

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    Shopping613,

    I’m curious how the Rabbis explained it? Whats the reason that lying is fine in this case?

    in reply to: Rechnitz – There is no Shidduch Crisis #1043173

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    Besides for the Age Gap problem we need to look at something that we (each one of us here) CAN change…

    Chasiddishe boys sometimes get married after they turned 23 and they may even marry a girl who is 19 but it doesnt destroy their system because…

    1)Chasiddishe boys are taught to respect and like all types of Chasiddishe girls

    2)Chasiddishe girls are taught to respect and like all types of Chasiddishe boys

    (Too skinny, too fat, too old, too young, too ugly, too poor, too many health issues, too many problems with parents, too much into working instead of learning…etc.)

    in reply to: Rechnitz – There is no Shidduch Crisis #1043155

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    Francorachel3,

    Yes i know few places in shas mention “everything is in the hands of Hashem EXCEPT for Yiras Shamayim”.

    But we still have a free choice to mess it up!

    That’s why we don’t cross a road with our eyes closed…etc.

    We cant blindly keep the boys off the market and hope for the best.

    in reply to: NYC housing costs #1021923

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    I’m not an expert in accounting but it seems you paying too much in taxes. A good accountant will find a way for you to pay less. And a great accountant will ask you how much you want back.

    in reply to: Is stealing food to survive pikuach nefesh? #1021484

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    If a person does steal food in order to survive from hunger does that mean for the rest of his life he will be doing mitzvas haba’ah b’aveira?

    in reply to: Is stealing food to survive pikuach nefesh? #1021462

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    In our times there are soup kitchens so i dont think its justified.

    in reply to: Inspirational One Liners #1048040

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    The day you were born is the day G-d decided that the world could not exist without you.

    ~Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

    in reply to: 49 or 50 days of counting? #1018651

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    Why is that so difficult just to count it? I thought Rabbonim are not allowed to mivater a Deoraisa?

    in reply to: Can You Check Where Someone Is? #1015662

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    There are free services which can send an email on your behalf anonymously. Just search for it.

    in reply to: Jews Are Crazy #1015765

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    There is even an app called Crazy Jew.

    in reply to: My Sighting of Darth Vader Today #1013488

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    Same2 (OP), luckily nowadays they can do a paternity test to find the real one.

    Goq, lol.

    Bookworm120, did you mean fifth or filth?

    in reply to: H' vs. the Angel of Death #1012405

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    The dog was punishing the cat but he also had ulterior motives for doing it. And therefor he is also at fault.

    in reply to: They're Starting Sukkah Today!! #1002165

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    BaalHabooze, a football field size sukkah will not have much shade from 20 amos walls. It’s all about your perspective.

    in reply to: Saying Kaddish For A Suicide #1101248

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    I also heard something like akuperma said. And even if the person initiated it with a purpose in mind at the time his life flashes before his eyes he will usually regret what he had done.

    in reply to: Nice Places for Sheva Brochos in Brooklyn #951591

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    Essen on Coney and J.

    in reply to: A BIG problem with YWN #952779

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    A Modern Chasid, how about starting your own news site?

    in reply to: Do you say ????? or ?????? #948921

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    gotbeer, thank you.

    DY,

    I personally also count both ways but to avoid R’ Chaims problem i only repeat the last word and within Toch Kidei Dibur.

    Hayom yom echad la’omer ba’omer

    And then i say it in English to further avoid any confusions.

    🙂

    in reply to: Blemished People #949953

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    I didn’t read all the responses so maybe someone else mentioned it but think about it this way…

    Imagine you come to this magnificent palace, you go through a beautiful garden, walk passed the fountains through the golden arch into the royal palace. You walk on the marble floor to get closer to the kings chambers and then you see the 2 guards at the door protecting the king and one of them is limping.

    Wouldn’t you think that this king could have done better job when hiring guards?

    We as humans judge everything we see according to our standards. Hashem wants to make sure that when we bring our sacrifice to a Kohen, who is a representative of Hashem, we shouldn’t think negatively about him or about Hashem he is serving.

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