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  • in reply to: Should People Test More, or Less? #1909288
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    What I think is wanted is that people who have been tested and have the antibodies should be retested for Covid -19 using an address in the red zones thus reducing the Covid -19 positive rate below 3%. As far as I can tell there is no outreach to the frum community outside of some billboards in yiddush at a few bus shelters and some ads in the free papers there is any publicity. No testing sites, no community meetings or going door to door as was done for the census.
    The test doesn’t cost anything, but likewise doesn’t prevent or cure covid. The only thing it may due is reduce the positive rate but becuase the current rate is 3% you need 100s of people to be positive to reduce it.

    in reply to: Tischler in jail #1909079
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    As far as I know he is still in jail. He has a legal team working for his release and I assume a habeas corpus has been filed. But since it’s a holiday and the courts aren’t open they can legally delay his release. Once the court opens he must appear before a judge and the charges presented, he will probably get bail although bail was supposedly abolished.

    in reply to: Exodus From NYC #1898533
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    Cancelling rent and paying off the landlords is just crazy. Just look at the NYC Housing Authority which has been around since the 1934 and is the biggest slumlord in the city. Some of the tenants even came out for Trump at the Republican Convention for his help in improving living conditions there.

    AS far as building Affordable Housing which is now required if you want tax abatement. This means that the builder has to set a side a per centage of apartments to be rented at affordable rates which sounds good. The problem is that most of them go for over $2,000.00 a month for a studio while the average income is $30,000.00 per year, so most people can qualify for them.

    in reply to: Exodus From NYC #1897841
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    A big problem with Teleworking is that just like the employee can live anywhere so too can the employer hire people from third world countries at a fraction of the cost. Who knows how long the job will last.

    Many wealthy people choose to live in NYC for the nigtlife with the closing of restruants, theaters and night clubs NYC loses its appeal,

    Postponing evictions will only create further problems. Many tenants owe 6 months rents and there is no way the tenants will be able to pay this debt back. Landlords will not be able to maintain thier buildings and of course will not be able to pay thier real estate taxes or thier mortgages. Real estate taxes are a major revenue source for the city which will result in future cuts of services. This will also have a major impact on the nations economy and banking system.

    in reply to: Will you be in shul on Rosh Hashanah #1893657
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    Everyone should be tested for Covid -19 both to see if they have it and to see if they have the antibodies. Here in NY these tests are free even if you don’t have insurance. There are 2 types of tests one a nasal swab tests if you have Covid now, while the blood test tells if you have the antibodies. Everyone should get both tests. If you have the antibodies you already had it and have recovered and don’t even know it. The chances of you catching it a second time are greatly reduced and you can go to shul, but there is still a chance that you can catch it again.
    Everyone should wear a mask covering their mouth and nose in public to reduce transmitting this disease. Masks are uncomfortable and fog up your glasses which is why in certain areas hardly anyone is wearing them now. Also because the mask doesn’t protect the wearer they feel why wear it. I ride the subway and see people not wearing masks or wearing them but not over their nose and or mouth .even though wearing a mask is required in order to ride the subway.

    in reply to: Biden Coming for the Suburbs #1878651
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    Atleast that will help Jews in Kiryas Joel and Lakewood as they want to turn the suburbs into cities

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1877847
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    nO Tactic such as stop and frisk and having undercover office patrolling in unmarked cars keep guns off the streets resulting in fewer homicides. Getting rid of both is why there is so much shooting. Blacks are going to be the victims in most of these shootings.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1876904
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    While most of you are talking about Biden’s & Trump’s Female problems, you fail to comment on what Trump was impeached for namely Biden abuse of power when he was vice president, Such as getting a Prosecutor fired in Ukraine in order to help his son Hunter or sicking the FBI on General Flynn

    in reply to: 5,000+ School Busses to Albany #1875859
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    Just get Trump To Say Overnight Summer Camps are essential.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1875750
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    Reb E According to you smart people lose elections and only dumb people get to be president. And everyone who disagrees with you is dumb or a liar.

    in reply to: Phase II Minyanim in Brooklyn #1875714
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    The problem is most shuls that observe masks and social distancing are by reservation only. The solution maybe to daven in the ladies section where fewer people daven and those who are able to wear masks and social distancing.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1875464
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    Reb E. I am not telling you what to do. You don’t need my permission to stay in the USA. If you want to stay why don’t you run for president? Also if as you say he is stupid what does it say about the one who lost the election. Is she too mentally deficient or is it only Republicans.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1875079
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    I am not saying you can’t disagree with the President, just be respectful. If you are unhappy with the president you are free to leave, nobody will stop you. I am sure the President will also be happy to see you go. Please note that the fact that you are no longer in the USA doesn’t bar you from posting on Yeshiva World.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1875003
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    I too agree that by calling him stupid you are enraging his supporters. There are many similiarities with Germany in the 1920s. when Jewish emigrants were rounded up and shipped out the borders . Living in a strip of land in between the German and Polish borders. You can be here for 60+ years but they can strip you (Reb E) of your citizenship and send you back to eastern europe where I am sure you will be happie.r

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1874644
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    21 people shot in 24 hours in NYC since probably most of the victims are people of color I guess defunding the police means Black Lives Don’t Matter.

    in reply to: The “New Normal” for Shul During the Yamim Noraim #1874289
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    The point I am trying to make is that having the antibodies makes you ummune from that strain of the virus. It is possible to catch a different strain of the virus. This is the same as the flu where you can take a vaccine for one strand but catch a different strand. Atleast I understand the antivaxxers as they claim the vaccines are harmful Ttaking an antibody test cost you nothing,. There will be masks and social distancing sio you wouldn’t catch the disease at the lab so what do you have to lose. There is no harm unless you consider the knowledge that you maybe immune harmful.

    in reply to: Chaim Deustch #1874288
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    I am not a big supporter of Deuich but he has been there for our community in our time of need. It cost nothing to vote for him and it will send a strong message yo Deblassio and the democratic party that we are not a lap dog that is happy with a few scraps.

    in reply to: The “New Normal” for Shul During the Yamim Noraim #1873947
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    People get the flu vaccine yet still get the flu. By YY’s logic that antibodies don’t prevent one from catching the corona virus then the antivaxxers are correct as vaccines are worthless.

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1873942
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    There was a Black Lives Matter rally in Ohio with about 80 activist in a town with just 6 cops. There was a counter rally with hundreds of armed whites One of the whites sucker punch a black activist who complained the cop did nothing. The Police say they didn’t see it happen, took the report and issued an arrest warrant. You can’t have it both ways cut the number of police and then expect protection.

    in reply to: masks and antibodies #1873919
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    Wearing a mask doesn’t protect the wearer from catching the disease it prevents the wearer from transmitting the disease.

    in reply to: Why does the frum world have no clout? #1873205
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    Reb Eliezer :Our clout is Hakol Kol Yaakov to daven. Perhaps you should not critcize the president if you want to be like Yakov.
    If you want to be taken seriously you have to get out the vote The Dems treat us like the blacks and take us for granted. Which is why many of us vote Republican.

    in reply to: masks and antibodies #1873198
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    How much is alot. Also your test may have been a false positive

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1871921
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    Nomes I said don’t resists arrest if he had gotten into the car he probably would have been released after a back ground check to see there are no outstanding warrents. As far as New York being a Police State you can always move. As far as your friend in BP I finded it very strange as a few years ago an elderly man pulled over inorder to talk on his phone and a cop tried to arrest him and there was a full scale riot. Also you can disobey the police when it’s illegal. What he should have done was get out of the car and let the cop move the car. This probably was a case which was plea bargained down. This is a very sketch case where you there? Was a civilian compliant made against the officer? I am not a lawyer but the benifit of the doubt goes to the defendent who in this case is a police officer so the burden of proof is on you to prove that F~loyd wasn’t resisting arrest.

    in reply to: Backyard minyan politics #1871291
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    With concern about going to a large minyan due to Covid 19 backyard minyan may still be needed. Once every is back to work then maybe we should fade out these minyans

    in reply to: For Anyone who was a Teen/Adult in the 60s #1871293
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    I was a kid but I think we prayed for the government and the president and Vice President like some do for the ZHL the Israeli Army.

    in reply to: Backyard minyan politics #1871228
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    If you have 10 Jewish men above 13 one of them can be sleeping and he is counted towards the minyan as per Shulchan Orach Orach Chaim 55:6

    in reply to: Are Law abiding minorities affected by police racism? #1870931
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    I would say racism doesn’t exist but blacks have high positions in Police Departments. The problem is resisting arrest, if Floyd hadn’t he would have been taken to the station processed and given a desk appearance and out within an hour or two.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1870916
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    Calling someone in authority stupid is dangerous as it enrages many of his supports leading to more antisemitism incidents

    in reply to: The “New Normal” for Shul During the Yamim Noraim #1870909
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    GH I think you are mixing up two communities Kiryas Joel which is currently called Town of Palm Tree in Orange County with Monsey which is in Rockland County.

    CS I don’t know what is going on in other communities nor in all of Midwood but in the few that I attend masks and social distancing are required. Although enforcement is not what it used to be, more people are davening without masks and not told to leave. I have seen people recently asked to wear a mask or leave shul.

    in reply to: DeBlasio is Brilliant #1870717
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    Very similiar to Dinkins and mat result in Repulicans winning themaor’s office

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1870714
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    I think the major problem is how society views the police. If a cop tells you to do something you do it. Don’t try to resist as happened in this case. You can always appeal later. If he didn’t resist he would have been brought to the police station and most likely gotten a desk appearance and released. Instead he resisted and is now six feet under

    in reply to: The “New Normal” for Shul During the Yamim Noraim #1870611
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    CommonS Your neighber who tested positive for antibodies but stayed inside. Where did he get his food from? He either got it from the dilivery person or from the packaging of the food. While I agree with you that we can’t prodict the future, here in Midwood most of the shuls are requiring masks and social distancing.
    LOT 112 Shuls need to prepare now for the Yamen Norian if they need to lease space hire ushers and or security.

    in reply to: The “New Normal” for Shul During the Yamim Noraim #1870348
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    It doesn’t hurt to take an antibody test so that you will know.. If you stayed inside and had no contact with anyone you probably don’t have the antibodies. As far as blocking off every other seat you would need to block off about 75 percent of the seats in order to maintain social distancing. A 5:30 minyan is not an option as many wouldn’t get up that early. Remember people are paying for these seats A small private minyan less than 50 people is preferred as opposed to a large shul minyan and avoid talking to others in the aisle, lobby and courtyard of the shul as these are areas where it’s more likely to catch the disease

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1870314
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    Many of these ideas sound good on paper but what happens in practice is a different story. Here in New York the concept of no bail sounded nice until hundreds were killed by repeat offenders who were let out of jail.

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1869646
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    In NYC the mayor cut the Police budget by ten per cent transfering the funding to youth services. Who knows what will happen at the next riot. Will they try to stop it or will they sit on thier hands like in Crown Hieghts. There is a big difference between Camden NJ and NYC. Camden has the state and federal government help bail it out. NYC the last time it was broke the when the city wanted a bailout the headlines read DROP DEAD neither the state nor the fed wanted to help. The Financial Control Board will take over and determine the budget. Cops, fire fighter and other civil servants will be fired. The middleclass will move out and we will be back to the 70s & 80s when crime was skyrocketting. Businesses will move and jobs will be scarce so tax revenue will be low and will be unable to pay for social services resulting in riots.

    in reply to: The “New Normal” for Shul During the Yamim Noraim #1869492
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    Why don’t you get tested for the antibody? If you test positive it’s highly unlikely that you will catch it again and you can go to minyan without worries, just wear a face mask as a precuation.

    in reply to: Defunding Police #1869268
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    What you will have is the wild west with everone carrying a gun with the murder rate shooting through the roof. Criminal gangs will take over the cities and the rich and middleclass will move out. This will guarentee that Trump wins the presidental elections.

    in reply to: FYI young Israel of Deerfield beach letter #1862013
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    These housing complexes are run by a board that is elected by owners of apartments in the building. Since there are a large number of frum owners in these buildings, it is possible that davening with a minyan may be legal as the board decides what the rules are. Also most homeowners don’t vote in these elections so it easier to take over the board similar to school boards in East Ramapo and make it legal. Also since it’s common to have a minyan in the house when one is sitting shiva and there is a large number of frum tenants in these building all of whom are seniors it is quite possible that it’s permitted.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1861978
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    While Trump may not be a King he is the chief executive during a national emergency which gives him more power then your standard president. For example, during World War II President Roosevelt imprisoned All Japanese even second and third generation, mainly living in the west coast. Let’s try not to antagonize the anti semites.

    in reply to: FYI young Israel of Deerfield beach letter #1860910
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    Since there is no private backyards or garages,in Deerfieild, this rogue minyan must be in someone’s dining/living room. A private minyan is probably against zoning,laws, coop and or condo board rules and or housing association regulations, which is why the YI has 1200 members. There is Federal case law in New Jersey when Toms River chalanged a Chabad House, permitting prayer groups of up to 50 people in a home. If small private minyans are allowed in apartments, why join a big shul where you can only get a kibud once or maybe twice a year,when in a small minyan everyone can get a Kibud every week. Why walk out of the housing complex when you have a minyan in the building?, I could be wrong but shul dues and assorted fees are between $2-5 thousand per member, while an apartment minyan cost nothing unless they want to hire a cantor and or a bal koray.

    in reply to: Washington State reporters #1860447
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    Yes you can submit a freedom of information request with the NYPD the only problem is that there are thousands of compliant made each day in NYC about social distancing and each compliant is on a different page each page cost $.25. It can be very expensive so unless you are making money out of it, I don’t think you should put in the request.

    in reply to: FYI young Israel of Deerfield beach letter #1860408
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    What this will do is encourage the break away minyan to be permanent. Since they already have a minyan it’s not hard for someone to use a garage or basement to make it permanent. If any of the members of the rogue minyan are popular, such as former officers of the YI,, they can recruit others to join their minyan. YI has a mortgage and salary expense for the rabbi, the lose of income during the pandemic plus the loss of income from the loss of members will push them closer to bankruptcy. People who join a backyard or porch minyan regularly go to shul and the loss of these members from YI may make it harder for YI to maintain a daily minyan.

    in reply to: Washington State reporters #1859832
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    In NYC when you call in a compliant whether it’s to 911 or 311 the operator asks and records the name and telephone number. Even if you call Hatzalah and don’t speak to an operator they will automatically call you back to verify everything is okay, so your phone number is recorded automatically. When this is over lawyers will sue the city for attempting to close back yard and or porch minyanium, at which time all this information will be revealed.

    in reply to: Time to cautiously reopen schools, Shuls, & most Businesses. #1854463
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    The number of people dying in the US from auto accidents is around 40,000 per year but back in the late 70s and early 80s it was over 51,000 per year. Just a little less than died from Covid -19.. Did any one stop driving then or now? By your definition anyone who speeds or breaks a driving rule or even has a drivers license is a murderer.

    Perhaps schools and shuls should start opening with security that’s there anyway scanning the students’ and or members’ temperature as they enter to insure everyone is well and doesn’t transmit any disease. This is only once the governor gives the all clear and allows them to open.

    in reply to: Why are our day schools different? #1853545
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    Most yeshivas and probably day schools too run on a deficit which they make up with fundraising. They also pay very little and even that they don’t always pay on time. Cutting salaries will result in staff loss resulting in larger classroom size i.e more pupils per class and or a dirtier school. Parents will remove their children and the school will cease to exist.
    The school needs to charge full price and hope for the best, that most parents will pay. Even in the best of times some parent are behind in payments and now that there is a pandemic even more of them will be behind. They may have a scholarship fund which helps parents who can’t fully pay the tuition but because of the lock down there are too many parents applying.
    As far as cutting the salary, most schools have contracts which states how much they are going to pay each employee so they can’t do that. Also since they are paid so little they may not be able to find qualified replacements.

    in reply to: life insurance #1852222
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    Why stop at life insurance what about burial insurance? Back in the days every Jew was part of a Chevra Kedushah which took care of the burials. Now a days hardly anyone is a member. The cost just for a burial plot can be as high as $50,000.00 in some places both in Israel and in Brooklyn. Add at least another $10,000 for taharah and other funeral expenses. The cost back then was $20.00 a year per family a lot cheaper then any life insurance policy.
    Yes there are charities that will bury the poor, but just as you are trying to convince people to buy life insurance so to0 should they buy burial insurance. What happens to the deceased if they don’t have a burial plot or the cemetery is closed or there are no flights to Israel, due to the pandemic. I guess they just have to wait.

    in reply to: Electoral Politics After Coronavirus #1851734
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    Will the Pandemic be over by August or will the Democratic Convention be virtual and on the internet where it can be hacked. Likewise will the pandemic be over by November and if not will there be mail in ballots or will we have to vote at the voting booth like Wisconsin.

    in reply to: life insurance #1851732
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    Why limit it to just life insurance why not also provide housing and food also.. Most Yeshivas are on a very tight budget and can’t afford the extra $5.00 per week per employee of additional expense. Most people are on a tight budget and given the option would rather forgo the insurance for more food or clothing. Even with insurance you will be surprised how soon they blow through it.

    in reply to: Electoral Politics After Coronavirus #1850352
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    The Democratic Convention is in July and it is doubtful that Covid19 epidemic will be over by then. Cuomo will be to busy fighting the epidemic to run a successful campaign. Besides he needs Federal aid which wouldn’t be provided if he angers President Trump/

    in reply to: Electoral Politics After Coronavirus #1850021
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    The determining factors are: Will Sander’s supporters come out to vote for Biden or will they sit this one out. Also who will the independents support. Another factor is will Trump help flip the House of back to Republican control? With rallies out Trump is getting his message out while you don’t hear much from Biden

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