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Commonsaychel, the large majority of the descendants of those 12 million yiddish speakers who left the Pale no longer speak Yiddish .
GH, I’m surprised you didn’t get the obvious. Some of the Chassidishe yeshivas intentionally keep their students functionally illiterate in order to deter them from going off the derech.
CA, please. PEEP PEEP!. I agreed with Trump and I agree with Biden. We have no business staying in Afghanistan. All we are accomplishing is creating more severely wounded soldiers.
Hiw can CNN call itself objective when after months of non stop Gov Cuomo they ignored all of his scandals
OD, the Taylor Force Act, passed in 2018, says the US can’t make payments to the Palistinians as long as they continue to fund terrorists who’ve killed Israelis.
20 years ago the yeshiva my great nephew told my niece that he was ADD . Basis for the diagnosis? They expected him ,at the age of 7, to sit at his desk from 9 to 6 with virtually no recess and 1 hour for lunch. To the school’s surprise by 3 pm he would get antsy, lose concentration and would get hit by the rebbe for not knowing the place.
Instead of medicating, my niece found another yeshiva that was more accommodating and by the time he was 9 he had the zitzfliesh to sit and not get antsy
Additionally, the use of the term Jim Crow by Biden cheapens the term. I know how I feel when non Jews use Holocaust to describe relatively mild situations. Actual Jim Crow entailed lynchings and severe restrictions on voting rights, civil liberties ( i.e. separate white and black bathrooms, water fountains, schools, lunch counters)
GH, I would venture to say not one ballplayer has actually read the law. They very likely are going by the calm words of our great uniter, President Biden, who dishonestly called it a Jim Crow law.
The President was awarded 4 Pinocchios for his distortions by the left wing Washington Post. For example,the President said that the polls would have to close by 5 pm.
If anything, it is the Democrats and people like GH who are the true racists. After all, they are alleging that black and Latino voters lack ID’s and the intelligence to be able to understand what it takes to acquire one. BTW, is it racist for Delta to require a picture ID to board a plane? For the Post Office to require and ID to pick up your mail? To get a passport?
Major League Baseball is being very hypocritical. Rob Manfred, the Commissioner, is a member of the Augusta ( Georgia ) National Golf Club and plans on attending the Masters Golf Tournament this week. Until recently only white men were allowed to be members but this doesn’t bother Manfred. Baseball has also formed business relationships ( as has the National Badketball Assoc ) with China, which has put 1,500,000 Uighurs into concentration camps
ujm, Staten Island has had a large community for over 50 years
Charlie, Robert Byrd was a member of the Klan and a U.S. senator. No Democratic Party? Who do you think established and enforced the Jim Crow laws?
The language didn’t change, just the alphabet. Noone really knows why the change was made. Some of Bar Kochba’s minted coins have Paleo-Hebrew on them. I sometimes wonder when I hear a crush based upon the Aramaic letters in the Torah since that’s that how the Torah was written for centuries . How do we know that sifrei Torah had been written in Paleo-Hebrew ? The Sanaritans, who copied everything we did when the Assyrians brought them in, still write their sifrei torah in Paleo-Hebrew.
Um, I know about the Arizal changing the minhagim. But all the people who subsequently became Chassidim changed their minhagim and nusach to do so. Did they all do ateras nedarim? Ask their fathers permission? My point about the chassidim is that they are an example of when minhagim were subject to change
Reb Eliezer, you picked a poor example. We’ve had a calendar for approximately 1700 years so the reason is extremely unlikely, if not impossible. to reoccur.
I also wonder how Chassidim were able to abandon centuries of minhagim, to the point of even changing nusach and th ed definition of zman tefilah. I’ve heard the reasons but all it means is that you can’t change/abandon minhag except when you want to.
Scenario: you’re at your doctor and he’s just given you your eighth refill for a powerful antibiotic. You worriedly ask, how sick am I?
He responds that you’re healthy, the infection is long gone. So, you ask, why the refills. He replies that even though the original reason for the antibiotic no longer applies, it’s now become your minhag and you have to keep taking it.
Here’s what I find fascinating. Liberals and leftists fight against any measure that requires a photo ID for registration and voting. They base it on the belief that it somehow discriminates against people of color and poor people. Yet there is no objection when it comes to air travel as the truth is anybody can easily obtain, and in fact already has, as an ID
Most airlines require a photo ID ( usually a driver’s license ) and it has to match name on ticket. An upgraded form of driver’s license ( or non driver ID) called Real ID will be required to board any domestic flight as of October 1, 2021
Charlie, the South was NOT extremely hostile to states rights. For example, in 1832 South Carolina, under the doctrine of states rights, threatened to secede over 2 tariffs passed by Congress.
GH, I find it hard to believe you were a regular listener of Limbaugh
Bored guy, states rights was Confederate post-Civil War propaganda. If you examine prewar Southern newspapers and speeches, particularly those by Jefferson Davis, states rights was very low on the list of reasons. Slavery was number 1. It was only after the war, as people were trying to recast their images, was states rights highlighted as part of the “Lost Cause” fairy tale.
1. Cuomo required nursing homes to take back patients
2. Cuomo forbade nursing homes from testing the patients for Covid or refusing to accept them.
3. The nursing homes were not prepared to deal with Covid
4. Cuomo’s Dept of Health supervises the readiness of nursing homes. Of 600 nursing homes, 100 are rated one star ( out of 5 ) only because you can’t be rated no stars
5. The Javits Center and the Navy hospital ship were available April 7
Charlie, ct lawyer where were you for the last 9 months? What happened in Washington was an inevitable outgrowth of the continuous unchecked rioting and violence in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and elsewhere. Police were told to back off as noone was prosecuted. People were assaulted, raped and murdered in the peaceful Seattle autonomous zone. A CNN reporter reported peaceful protests in , I believe Wisconsin, while fires raged behind him. Did you protest when BLM looted and destroyed businesses with impunity? When they killed that retired cop in St Louis ? When BLM rioters in LA branched off to deface shuls and day schools in Fairfax?
No, I don’t. Too many cars,trucks, busses and pedestrians. When I ride locally I avoid major streets even if it means taking a longer route. I also, weather permitting and when there is daylight, ride by bike to minyan weekday mornings.
I’m a driver , jogger and a bicyclist ( obviously not at same time ) and I find that many bike riders don’t follow the rules of the road or use common sense, thus putting themselves at risk.
Pre pandemic , I would walk from Penn Station to 16 st to see my doctor. I wish I had a dollar for every bike riding the wrong way against traffic, running red lights. riding on the sidewalk or listening to music on headphones.i actually saw one guy texting while riding .
Can drivers be careless? Absulutely but since a bicycle offers little protection in a collision with a car, in behooves a cyclist to be extra cautious and aware of their surroundings
I would like to add a nonsectarian reminder. Many, if not most sitters are paid off the books. This becomes a very expensive issue when the sitter/nanny suffers an on the job injury and there’s no workers comp. Guess who gets sued? Guess who potentially owes thousands in back payroll taxes ? Guess who has to pay thousands in legal fees?
Obama commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, an unrepentant FALN terrorist. FALN carried out 130 bomb attacks in the U.S.
Reb Eliez, I’m still at a loss to understand your positions on Covid. The original projections called for over 2 million deaths. The President in February closed our borders to China and Europe., ramped up production of ventilators, set up Fauci’s commission and established whirlwind process for a vaccine. Remember, while this was going on, what were the Democrats doing? Distracting the country with the impeachment hearings. Democratic senators were ignoring Covid Covid hearings to attend impeachment hearings. Biden was against closing the borders and Pelosi was encouraging people to party in Chinatown and Cuomo as late as mid MARCH was still telling people not to over react . Unlike Trump, Cuomo is directly responsible for 10000 nursing home deaths. He forced nursing homes to take Covid patients while a hospital ship and a hospital built inside the Javits Center , both provided by Trump, sat empty.
So, tell me what Biden would have done different.
Eliezer, that’s the role of the legislature, not the judiciary. The judiciary cannot create new laws.
Ubuiqutin, you don’t have a clear understanding on how a “textual” or an ” originalist” interprets the law. It applies to Federal and State legislation as well the Constitution, and they oppose judicial activism. So, for example, the they reversed the judge who ordered Wisconsin to extend the voting deadline . The majority opinion went out of it’s way to criticize the judge for substituting his policy for the one enacted by the Wisconsin legislature. However, they ruled differently in Pennsylvania because there the Legislature enacted the delay.
Meanwhile, here in Nassau County home sales are booming. The big complaint of local realtors is that they have a relatively low inventory of houses to show because , unless a house is a true disaster structurally, most sell within 2 to 3 weeks of going on the market
GH, you seem to suffer from a short memory span. What the Republicans are doing is what any party in power would do. Remember, Schumer didn’t care who Bush would have nominated had there been an opening, the Democrats were not going to have any hearings.
I’d like to clear up some misconceptions.
A. Filling open seats is not court packing
B. This year is not unique. Vacancies have occurred 27 times
in an election year. 14 were confirmed, primarily when the
President and the Senate were in the same party
C. What goes around comes around. Senator Schumer told
President Bush ( when the Demicrats controlled the Senate)
not to bother submitting an applicant in Bush’s last year.
Bush’s father was told the same thing
D. Senator McConnel has LEGALLY facilitated the confirmation
of over 200 Federal judges , without any tricks but with the
help of a rule change implemented by his Democratic
predecessor Harry Reid that allowed confirmation
by a simple majority. Reid apparently never thought
that it could backfire if the Republicans retook the
Senate.McConnell warned Reid that
he was making a big mistake but Reid did it anyway and
made it possible for Trump to appoint so many judges.
E. Textual, conservative judges are biased but not liberal
Charlie, by 1950 the Cold War had begun, the Soviet Union had already occupied Eastern Europe and was no longer an ally.
Akuperma, you have an interesting history . MOST ( ???) Jews simply moved to adjacent friendlier countries? How did they get there? Europe was under Nazi occupation so name the friendly countries. As for the Crusades, the Rhineland communities thought that their nobles would protect them. By the time the massacres proved them wrong, there was no time to move to “friendlier ” areas.
So, why were the BLM protests supported by Cuomo and DeBlasio when there was no social distancing and many didn’t wear masks? I’m not excusing the violence but fair is fair.
4 days ago at the daily White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany listed the 13 occasions since August 29 alone that President Trump condemned white supremacy in general and specific organizations i e. the KKK. Yet that wasn’t good enough for the press ; John Roberts asked her to do it again.
GH, you’ve displayed an steadfast, unrelenting hatred for the President for the past four years, starting with the disrespectful name that you use.
You seem to have no concept of our Federal system of government when you ascribe responsibility to the President for all or most of the 200,000+ deaths. The states and localities have a major role. Trump provided a Navy hospital ship and had the Corps of Engineers construct a hospital in the Javits Center. However, they sat empty as Governor Cuomo chose instead to force nursing homes to take in Covid patients. It took over 10,000 deaths and 6 weeks for Cuomo to rescind his order.
You seem to have perfect 20/20 hindsight and selected forgetfulness. The Democrats and you claim that Trump did nothing until March. However, in January Trump instituted his travel ban and in February established his commission to run the process and began to ramp up production of masks, ventilators and testing. What were the Democrats doing? Calling Trump xenophobic ( Biden ) , inviting people to visit Chinatown ( Pelosi ) and restaurants ( DiBlasio ) and doing nothing until mid March ( Cuomo ).
Did Trump make mistakes? Of course, everyone did. Did the press take comments out of context ( i.e. claim he wanted to inject Clorox) ? Also of course. Did the CDC and Dr Fauci flip flop on masks? Yes.
GH, what is the major difference between people like myself and Syag and yourself ? It’s the ability to recognize the shades of grey in the actions of our political and medical leaders. We are able to acknowledge his faults as well as his accomplishments. You, and others like you, seem incapable of putting your hatred of Trump aside and consider his positives or Biden’s and the Democrat’s negatives. Could Trump have expressed himself in the past more clearly? Yes, but he is clearly not a racist if you judge him by his actions
I spoke with him, but he had already handled the door knob on the way out. That’s why I never touch a bathroom doorknob barehanded. I didn’t yell at him which is why I think he washed his hands at the sink outside the bathroom
I’d settle for people washing their hands with soap after using bathroom
Syag, the original intention was to flatten the curve so as not to completely overwhelm hospitals and other medical facilities . I agree with you that these lockdowns were never intended to be long term as recurrences of the virus were anticipated.
While the rate of infections has had spurts, due to our increased treatment knowledge base, the percentage of deaths and hospitalizations keeps dropping.
So, should the lockdowns be ended? Yes as they really aren’t based on science . A Federal judge last week ruled that lockdowns issued by Penn Governor Wolfe were unconstitutional as they violated First Amendment ( freedom of assembly). The judge said the lockdown was arbitrary, not science based as the governor allowed protests with no distancing while sharply limiting or banning other activities. And the lockdowns, by keeping people out of work and sick( noncovid ) patients away from their doctors is causing great damage.
So, should people keep wearing masks and social distancing? I would say yes , if only to be on the safe side
There is a theological reason why Catholics not only ban abortion but, given a choice between saving the life of the fetus or the mother , will save the fetus. They believe that only a person who has been baptized can go to heaven. The mother has been baptized, the fetus hasn’t.
Some people here are confusing registration with voting. NYC is basically a one party town , with the winner of the Democratic primary usually the general election winner. To vote in the Democratic primary you must be a registered Democrat.
However, when you get to the general election, you can vote Republican even if you’re a registered Democrat.
Charlie , congratulations, you know how to cut and paste from Google. The Federal government has been conducting limited burns, but obviously not enough. Had there not been such a huge accumulation left over from the 8 Obama/Biden years it might have been sufficient. And Gov Newsom admitted California had not done anything.
GH, you seem to have overlooked that Gov Newsom of California agreed that Trump was right in that years of accumulation of millions of pounds of dead leaves and trees on the forest floor provided the fuel that made the fires much worse. Newsom said California had to begin effective forest managementSeptember 15, 2020 10:55 am at 10:55 am in reply to: The Empty Wagon – great book, but berating specific frum Jews is assur #1901776
Hakatan, how do you get around the fact that, even if you accept them as having halachic status, the 3 oaths no longer apply due to one of the following:
1. In allowing the Holocaust, the goyim violated their obligation to not oppress the Jews excessively and thus abrogated the 3 oaths
2. The Jews did not rebel, an international body of nations granted us a state
Midwesterner , you conflated my statements.
Statement #1: I haven’t seen cigarettes given put at simchas in over 50 years.
Statement #2: cigarettes are very expensive in the NY metro area. Any bochur who smokes a pack or more a day is disqualified from tuition assistance. The money spent on cigarettes should go towards tuition.
With regard to the yeshiva. Many make big issues regarding the color of shirts, manner of dress and hashkafa of their talmidim. Yet, when it comes to an unhealthy, disgusting and expensive cigarette habit , they are suddenly powerless?September 14, 2020 7:28 am at 7:28 am in reply to: The Empty Wagon – great book, but berating specific frum Jews is assur #1901251
The 3 oaths are aggadata and pardon me if I don’t accept the Satmar Rav as my authority on the subject.
People are still giving out cigarettes at Simcha? As far as I’m concerned, any bochur that can afford cigarettes ( heavily taxed in the NY metro area ) doesn’t need a tuition break.September 13, 2020 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm in reply to: The Empty Wagon – great book, but berating specific frum Jews is assur #1901091
Last I checked, the 3 oaths are not halacha
Jacob Blake had assaulted his girl friend. She took out a restraining order which he had just violated. She then called 911 and the police were responding to that call, and he had an outstanding warrant. Are you saying the police should have ignored the 911 and warrant? If Blake didn’t resist arrest, the rest doesn’t happen. Blake is an alleged rapist , and getting shot doesn’t make him a hero.
Charlie, you are beyond help. Obama/Biden had the weakest recovery from recession in decades. You conveniently forget that before Trump listened to the science and shut the economy , it was going great, with the lowest black unemployment in history. By lowering the corporate tax rate and encouraging companies to bring money back home for reinvestment and eliminating costly regulations , he encouraged job creation. He has brought manufacturing back, something Obama/Biden said was impossible. He made the U.S. energy independent.
f007,the reason we didn’t telecommute 10 years ago was because bandwidth and speeds weren’t what they are today, an DC parts of the country were still on 3g networks
Charlie, when you’re right your right. Reverse all the Trump policies that generated the great , pre covid, economy is the ticket! Not only reverse the tax cuts that benefited the middle clasd ( and no, it didn’t benefit only the rich )but raise taxes another 4 trillion. Oh yes, and go back to the Obama trade policies that cost thousands of manufacturing jobs.