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  • in reply to: Mecho'ah and Moda'ah regarding my new subtitle #941771
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    You became an Anglician?

    in reply to: Translate "Mah Nishtanah"? #941360
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    DY:

    Both pshats you described are the same thing just wording it slightly different. (Which is, essentially, what you said. But it really is just one and the same pshat.)

    in reply to: Drinking Wine with an Evolution Believer #942007
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    Most of the very frum do not attend college. Especially those who hold of Rav Shach. So it is safe to assume they, in fact, do subscribe to his statement.

    in reply to: English speaking yeshiva for beginners #943640
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    Nechomah: We don’t pick a Rov based on what we want to do and then go about finding a Rov who will allow what we want.

    in reply to: Drinking Wine with an Evolution Believer #942002
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    That amplifies the point that many people became frummer after college, and like pointed out above about a godol, became opposed to it only after attending it and better understanding what it is all about and/or later becoming a godol and considering the wider picture.

    in reply to: Drinking Wine with an Evolution Believer #941995
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    yytz: Rav Shach’s statement about Touro is on paper he signed that is easily available and is well known. Other gedolim also signed it. Just ’cause it makes some folks uncomfortable doesn’t negate the fact that a godol said what he said.

    in reply to: ?? ????? #941029
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    How does that tune go?

    in reply to: Would you marry…? #941026
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    The Reform/Conservative communities are not a Jewish community.

    in reply to: Gebrochts #940836
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    Rav Yaakov Kaminetzky, Chofetz Chaim and many others didn’t eat gebrochts.

    in reply to: English speaking yeshiva for beginners #943635
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    Why wouldn’t a yeshiva allow the yeshivaleits wives to wear a wig??

    in reply to: Would you marry…? #941019
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    rebdoniel: As a convert yourself, you wouldn’t marry a convert??

    in reply to: Future of Israel's Orthodox Jews #941291
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    If they are under a draft order or if they were given a draft exemption for yeshiva, in either case they are legally precluded from being employed. Thus the inability to legally work on the books, due to the law.

    in reply to: Having Children Without Money #940484
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    zsdad said quote “Malnutrition is a big problem in many Charedi communities”. That is a lie.

    And food stamps provides a lot more food than WIC. And tzedakah orgs (Tomchei Shabbos and many many more) fill any other void.

    in reply to: Having Children Without Money #940465
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    Perhaps because there isn’t malnutrition because folks give to Kupat Hair. You lied and said malnutrition exists.

    in reply to: Having Children Without Money #940462
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    zsdad: That is a boldfaced lie. Show me ANY widespread “malnutrition” in ANY Chareidi community.

    in reply to: Having Children Without Money #940461
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    It is halachicly prohibited to refrain from having children due to financial considerations.

    in reply to: Boycott of Meretz—Unfair!! #939826
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    The U.S. Selective Service gives out a classification of “1-O” to Conscientious Objectors who apply for an exemption, which exempts them from both combat and non-combat military service. This can be given for both religious (i.e. Amish, Seventh-day Adventist, etc who object to any military service) or non-religious (secular pacifists opposed to war). America recognized conscientious objectors from the Revolutionary War (it varied by State, for example in Pennsylvania they would pay a fee) and in the Civil War it would cost a conscientious objector a $300 fee to be exempt. During World War II, the Defense Department had conscientious objectors file a DSS 47 form with ten questions in order to obtain an exemption.

    So, no, legitimate conscientious objectors were never jailed. And, honestly, Briskers, Satmars, and really most other Chareidim who conscientiously object to the very State of Israel are true conscientious objectors.

    in reply to: Nice Person, ethics, being frum, discombobulated #939628
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    Him? He?

    in reply to: Cheap Used Netbooks for $100 – March 15, 2013 #942956
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    Thank You

    in reply to: Future of Israel's Orthodox Jews #941229
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    Lipman is Daati. (And anti-Chareidi.)

    in reply to: Future of Israel's Orthodox Jews #941225
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    You gotta be kidding. Most of those are hardly Orthodox.

    Ayelet Shaked? She’s pure chiloni.

    in reply to: Price Gouging? #939834
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    The high prices have become so ingrained in our conscious, that we no longer even realize we are paying through the nose!

    in reply to: Future of Israel's Orthodox Jews #941222
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    Who cares? The chiloni government cannot shove change upon us and actually expect us to change how the chiloni government wants us to change.

    We will maintain all our current lifestyle as advised by our gedolim not as directed or pushed for by the government.

    in reply to: Cheap Used Netbooks for $100 – March 15, 2013 #942954
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    Ordered. Thank You.

    in reply to: Cheap Used Netbooks for $100 – March 15, 2013 #942953
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    If it is missing the OS with no disc and no drivers, what’s the best way to go about getting it?

    in reply to: Nice Person, ethics, being frum, discombobulated #939617
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    Class is curved.

    So you’re putting your own selfish interests above helping a friend?

    in reply to: Video of Lipa in Budapest #939499
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    Her shirt wasn’t tznua. Above elbow is uncovered.

    in reply to: Nice Person, ethics, being frum, discombobulated #939613
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    Is this something to strive for?

    Of course. How is it even a question?

    in reply to: R' Blumenkrantz Pesach Digest 2013 #939914
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    R. Abadi doesn’t follow R’ Aharon Kotler or the Chazon Ish’s shittas.

    in reply to: R' Blumenkrantz Pesach Digest 2013 #939911
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    They were makpid in Lita.

    in reply to: Video of Lipa in Budapest #939494
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    old man: He never played by the rules. He was never showed off by anyone, chasidish or litvish.

    in reply to: Video of Lipa in Budapest #939491
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    On his last one, people were kvetching because there was a woman in it for about two seconds, who was dressed completely tznius.

    The woman in his video was not dressed tznius. Above her elbow is uncovered.

    in reply to: Jews Resisting the Zionist Draft #940351
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    Baruch Hashem Klal Yisroel has ifti and LF. Who needs a Brisker Rov, Chofetz Chaim, Rav Ahron Kotler, Satmar Rebbe, Rav Elchonon Wasserman, Chazon Ish, Steipler, or Rav Shach, who while all opposed zionism we have ifti and LF who disagrees with all of them!

    in reply to: Donald Trump #939544
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    It used to be very easy to pull someones credit report with just a name and address (even without a social) for corporate account holders with TransUnion, Equifax or Experian. And the credit reports used to have the full account numbers and financial institutions of all your credit cards, mortgages, etc. (A lot has changed over the past 15 years with some of the data now being partially redacted.)

    in reply to: Donald Trump #939541
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    I just looked at Snopes and it says that The Donald confirmed the veracity of the story on TV during his The Apprentice show.

    in reply to: Elal VS. Swiss #939564
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    You can leave the airport between connecting flights?

    Don’t you need a VISA to enter whichever country the stopover is in?

    in reply to: Nisson 9th #939083
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    The Argentine claim to the Falklands is specious as the British sovereign claim to the Falklands precedes any Spanish claim.

    in reply to: working vs. army #938936
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    I demonstrated that even with a simple thing as Kol Isha by an army girls choir they are forcing religious soldiers (whose rabbis forbid it) to listen to it. Mandatory attendance of a girls choir is so important to national defense, right? How much more so the army forcibly requires religious soldiers to violate their religious principles on other issues, when they do so on such an easy accommodation!

    in reply to: working vs. army #938932
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    simcha: I made three points in my first post above, and you only addressed one of them. (And even that point you made, at most, applies only to some but not all learners.) You completely missed my first two points.

    in reply to: working vs. army #938930
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    National Service is 2 or 3 years, not 1 year. And national service only includes fire, ambulance and police work, not hostpital/chesed type work.

    And like akuperma wrote, the law prohibits people who didn’t do army service from working.

    in reply to: Jews Resisting the Zionist Draft #940294
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    Look at history. While Jews were persecuted in golus by all their hosts, be them Christians, Arabs or others, we got along far far better under Arab rule (until the advent of zionism in the 1920s) than under Christian rule (where we suffered pograms, officially sanctioned anti-semitism, blood libels, inquisitions, expulsions, crusades and holocausts.) Sure you can cite sporadic violence by the Arabs pre-1920s, but nothing close to a drop in the bucket to what we suffered under the Christians.

    in reply to: working vs. army #938925
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    Too many assumptions.

    For one thing, even as simple a religious need as Kol Isha, the army is forcing religious soldiers whose rabbis forbid it and forcing these religious soldiers to listen to Kol Isha. From an army choir of girls. If they cannot accommodate something as simple as this, you must realize all the more serious violations they are imposing on religious soldiers.

    And many are of the halachic opinion that any participation in the organs of the Israeli government is halachicly forbidden altogether.

    And even those who don’t subscribe to that, they strongly hold that Limud Torah takes precedence over national or army service.

    in reply to: Jokes at Vorts/Sheva Brachos #938863
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    I’m on the ladies’ side, maybe I missed it.

    The speakers whisper so low that those on the other side of the mechitza cannot hear them? What made you think the men were cracking jokes at the expense of the choson?

    in reply to: Jokes at Vorts/Sheva Brachos #938858
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    I never heard anyone make hurtful jokes at any Sheva Brochos. And I’ve been to many.

    in reply to: Jews Resisting the Zionist Draft #940277
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    Before Hitler, Jews were living in Europe for 2,000 years and b’derech hateva there was no reason or place to leave it for. No other countries were allowing mass emigration by European Jewry. Not America and not British Palestine. So it wasn’t even possible. Additionally, in America the frum yidden that moved there pre-WWII mostly (but not all) freid out and lost their yiddishkeit and their children to secularism. So it was actually worse to lose your yiddishkeit than to lose your life. Better to keep your soul and lose your life than to lose your soul and keep your life.

    As far as dangers today, I don’t know which is the most dangerous, but certainly more yidden are killed and maimed in wars and terrorism in Israel than are Jews in America or even Europe.

    in reply to: Rabbi Chaim Druckman #938499
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    That particular rabbi and the entire ejf system was heavily criticized by the Eida Chareidis long prior to the entire scandal. You can find online the harshly worded letters by Rav Shternbuch against ejf that were written long before what later transpired.

    in reply to: Jews Resisting the Zionist Draft #940249
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    “Again, do you really think the country would be better off if every able bodied male just learned full time?”

    No one is saying *everyone* should learn full-time. Only a very tiny percentage of the Israeli population learns full-time. (And they want to reduce even the tiny current percentage.)

    “Apparently, most of the country agrees with me. If not, the chareidi parties would have won the majority of seats, no?”

    Very silly statement. *All* the parties received far less than a majority of seats, each. Why are you aligning your hashkafas with the chiloni yesh atid?

    “More importantly, “Who exactly is going to defend you like in 1929 and 1936 when the Arabs decide to massacre you”? Or is your decision to repeat the holocaust?”

    The zionists triggered those massacres.

    in reply to: Rome and Eisav #939138
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    old man is saying that when the Torah talks about Eisev the Torah isn’t talking about a historical person named Eisev but rather a euphemism for an evil person. According to old man Eisev never existed as a historical matter. old man gets these ideas from Biblical revisionists and secular historians who deny the Bible and/or attempt to reinterpret it to conform to modern historical beliefs.

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