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  • in reply to: Is HebrewBooks Holier Than Sefaria? #1746335
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    I don’t see any problem using Sefaria. The first seforim ever printed was printed by non-jews. I also don’t see the comparison between Sefaria and Hebrew books. Hebrew books are specific seforim which are scanned. If you have to find a certain passage in a sefer Hebrew books is good, but you often have to scroll through many pages until you find the page you are looking for. Sefaria on the hand is unformatted but its major accomplishment is its cross-references You can scroll any posuk or gemara and find not only meforshim connected to that posuk, but any place that posuk or gemara is mentioned in many seforim.
    When I was learning In Torah Vodaath I asked Harav Belsky Zatz”l about using Jastrow, he told me “if you had a Greek word you don’t understand you could ask a greek person. You can use Jastrow.”

    in reply to: Is it muttar to block illegal driveways? #1552283
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    I heard a choshen mishpat shiur the rov held that the person who makes the driveway has a big halacha problem. since the street and sidewalk technically belong to the city by making an illegel driveway you are preventing all others who are entitled to park there from parking. In nyc there is also a law that you are not allowed to save parking spaces. This comes up after a snow, there are people who feel if I dug out the spot then its mine. NYC law says it’s not yours. This would apply to an ilegal drive too.
    True story: I went to a friend to drop something off. As I was getting out of my car I saw a lady flag down a cop. she points to a car blocking her “driveway” ( it didn’t even look like a driveway). The cop wrote a ticket. I mentioned to my friend what I saw. The next day my friend tells me the rest of the story. That night he heard yelling and shouting. The owner of the car saw the ticket. He told the lady he was going to call 311. At the end they gave him money for the ticket.

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    What makes them extremists is that what their manhig says is Toras Moshe and no other godol can voice their opinion. When they had the asifa in Barkly center a neighbor of mine (a nice guy otherwise) was calling everyone who disagreed an apikoris. This mindset is with technology too. Their leaders hold a smart phone is assur so everyone must listen. My rav holds If you need a smsrtphone then get one: put on a filter and use it properly. Its none of their business.
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    in reply to: Transaero Air – opinions? #1095700
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    Flew with them last week August 4 2015 and back to NY Aug 12. Was very happy with the service. I saved about $900 (for 2 tickets) The only problem I found was, the Moscow -tel aviv plane had very little leg room. On the TelAviv -Moscow flight it was just the opposite the seats were wide width extra leg room I felt I was in first class. The only other problem has nothing to do with the airline. 1) A 5 hour stop over was a bit long. (5 am – 10 am) 2)Unless you eat the airline food with the Russian hechsher you will have to bring along food. Bear in mind the total flight time is about 18 hours.

    in reply to: Choson Under Chuppa: Smile or Cry? #967664
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    I remember learning when I was a choson That the choson should cry. here was a godol (I think the Brisker rav ) who wouldn’t officiate until he saw the choson was crying. It is after all like Yom Kipper.

    in reply to: Chasan Shas #967155
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    to jewish feminist02. Where I come from the parents pay for the wedding including the presents. I don’t think a kallah will be going into the seforim store. Of course the chosson and kallah give their input.

    in reply to: Chasan Shas #967152
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    First of all since your son in law will be using the shas you should ask him which one he wants. Each one of my son in laws wanted a different shas One wanted Bermans . The second one wanted Moznaim’s and the third wanted Oz v’hadar. In the big picture the amount I’m spending on the wedding a few more dollars to get a shas he likes I think is worth it. Mazel tov!!!

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