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  • in reply to: Important Advice for Jews #2144847
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    Avira, unfortunately it’s no longer 2020. BTW, the attacker had 8 previous arrests , coffee addict, no jail time.

    in reply to: Important Advice for Jews #2144755
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    Avira, I won’t ride the subway anymore because of the crime and violence. A rider on his way home from work this past weekend was sitting and minding his own business when a deranged man walked up to him, punched him in the face and opened a wound requiring 8 stitches . The mentally ill and homeless roaming the streets and the subway assault anybody, Jewish or not

    in reply to: Important Advice for Jews #2144741
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    Avira, not a day goes by in NYC where there aren’t numerous violent attacks and shooting .

    in reply to: Pandemic amnesty #2142080
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    Jack, while I’m not interested in bridges, you’re being naive. The nursing homes had patients who, by definition, had low resistance to infections. They weren’t set up to isolate their patients from the covid patients. They begged the NYS Dept of Health for prep time. Instead, the DOH, under pressure from the GNYHA, issued a March 26 directive that not only mandated that the transfers be accepted, the homes were forbidden to administer covid tests prior to admission. The directive was rescinded in May but the damage had been done.

    in reply to: Pandemic amnesty #2141843
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    Jack, you really shouldn’t make unsupported sweeping statements. I know at least 1 Hatzala person who contracted covid by treating/transporting a covid patient. The person who transported me. I’m sure there were others.

    By the way, how would you handle Andrew Cuimo? One of his biggest financial supporters was the Greater NY Hospital Association ( GNYHA ). They are the primary lobbyist for Downstate voluntary not for profit hospitals . The hospitals were filling up with covid patients who couldn’t be discharged. The problem? Hospitals don’t get paid by the day, but by the discharge so, as long as the beds stayed occupied, hospitals couldn’t bill n or admit new patients . The GNYHA came up with a solution. Prevail upon Cuomo to force nursing homes to accept the patients as transfers, whether they had covid or not. Despite protests that they weren’t set up for it and that their residents would be at great risk, Cuomo made it happen.
    To noone’s great surprise, thousands of unnecessary deaths ensued

    in reply to: Pandemic amnesty #2138509
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    It’s interesting that people are parsing dry coughs but noone has responded to Cuomo’s clear guilt regarding the nursing home deaths ( while being praised by the media for his handling of the pandemic).

    in reply to: Pandemic amnesty #2137996
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    Gov DeSantis was excoriated for keeping schools and businesses open. Turns out he was right.
    Does Gov Cuomo deserve a pardon after needlessly causing thousands of deaths in nursing homes by forcing homes not prepared for it to accept transfers from hospitals. He forbade nursing homes from testing the transfers. Almost as bad, children and spouses of the survivors were forbidden to visit.
    To my mind, I’ve the best proof that, unlike other vaccines, the Covid vaccines don’t prevent transmission or reinvention. I’ve been double vaccinated and double boosted, yet the hospital waiting room ( I’m not the patient ) I’m sitting in still requires me to wear a mask.

    in reply to: Is YU officially a modern-Orthodox institution? #2132396
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    To Avira et al,
    Do you actually believe that LGB etc people don’t currently exist the yeshivish world? They exist but in the closet.

    in reply to: More Bar than Mitzvah #2132395
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    The Alte Heim was a mythical place where every Jew was a Torah Scholar, even the ignorant ones

    in reply to: Respecting Differences #2129418
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    Avira, your world is so black and white, no shades of gray. The 2 milion+ Eastern European Jews who ignored Daas Torah and emigrated before the 1920’s restrictions survived the Holocaust. Hundreds of thousands more frum Jews who followed Daas Torah in the new Soviet Union were lost as yeshivas and shuls were closec and rabbis,mohelim, community leaders and teachers were murdered. In the Holocaust itself, countless frum Jews were murdered, including Gedolim.
    How does this fit into your narrative?

    P.S. the Jews of the early middle ages didn’t intermingle but that didnt prevent the Crusader massacres , blood libels and frequent expulsions

    in reply to: 5t vs Teaneck- what’s better? #2128538
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    You wouldn’t know it was Aseres yimai teshuva the way people are badmouuthing all MO

    in reply to: Russia is losing the war in Ukraine #2124547
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    One major problem with the Russian military , that dates back to to the Soviets, is the lack of non commissioned officers.
    In the US Army., nco’s ( sergeants and corporals ) are trained to recognize when circumstances affect their orders and to make adjustments on the fly. When Russian advances stall, only senior officers can make changes. This requires them to get close to the front and has already led to a number of generals being killed.

    in reply to: Shidduchem in 2022 #2124476
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    Aaq, while many attempts have been made, takanot have virtually never been adhered to.

    in reply to: Shidduchem in 2022 #2123715
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    Jewish12345 made some very good points. We’ve never had a mesora of every man sitting and learnng full time, and for very good and practical reasons. In prewar Europe there were no social service networks ; if you didn’t work you didn’t eat. Only those who showed the ability to be talmedai chachomim, poskim and rabbinical leaders were supported by the community; everyone else had to work . The current phenomena didnt begin until 50 years ago , when the baby boomer generation, having been allowed to go to all the professional schools, had become wealthy enough to support theirs sons in yeshiva .

    in reply to: Bar Mitzva Party #2123530
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    Not for me. You’re the one harking back to East European mesorah. BTW, the lack of extravagance was largely due to a lack of resources . You can’t spend what you don’t have.

    in reply to: Bar Mitzva Party #2123448
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    Avira, if you’re going to hold by mesorah, then our mesorah is to have weddings erev Shabbos!

    in reply to: Hospital Wait Times #2119261
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    Ujm and 2cents, let me be clear. Yrm reffered to homeless and elderly checking into hospitals for free room and board.

    I agree that anyone can walk into an ER and must be triaged ( assessed for illness/injury). However, you won’t be admitted unless the condition warrants it. If a Medicare patient falls and fractures a hip, and, mris etc determine that surgery is not needed, only bed rest, Medicare will deny that patient’s admission.
    In addition an ER is not a bakery. People don’t get treated in the order they arrive, but by how seriously sick or injured they are. You could be number 5 when you arrive but number 14 three hours later.
    One more note. If you’ve been sick since Monday, don’t be surprised if your insurance co refuses to pay for your outpatient visit on Thursday. Why? Because it’s not an emergency. The ER is obligated to treat you, but an ER is the most expensive place to seek outpatient care and the ins will say you had several days to seek out your dr or an urgicare center

    in reply to: Hospital Wait Times #2118725
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    A homeless/elderly person cannot simply check into a hospital unless they have a condition that warrants it. The hospital won’t get paid.

    in reply to: No torah no jewish state #2117899
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    Ive been told that the oaths are no longer valid , for 2 reasons:
    1. Our obedience to the oaths was conditional upon how the goyim treated us. The Holocaust negated the oaths

    2. A world body, t h e United Nations, voted to give us our land back

    in reply to: No torah no jewish state #2117259
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    Akuperma et al,
    You and others seem to have the idea that , absent the State of Israel , Torah Judaism was fine. Prior to WW2, North America was viewed ,correctly, as the treife medina and Western Europe was no better. However, their Eastern European bastion was showing enormous cracks. Starting in the 1880’s and accelerating in the 20th century, more and more young frum Jews were abandoning the shtetl for big cities and the US. Worse, they were abandoning religion for all of the isms ( socialism, Zionism, anarchism, communism, atheism) and the trend greatly accelerated in the 1930’s. On top of that, with Stalin’s crackdowns, millions of Russian Jews were lost spiritually.

    in reply to: 1914/1939 2.0 #2116014
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    Yungermans. You repeatedly state that Hashem saves us. Can you then explain the Crusades, the Holocaust, Khmelnitsky, the hundreds of thousands of Jews killedin WW1?

    in reply to: Julius & Ethel Rosenberg & Donald Trump #2115648
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    A lot of people are coming to alot of conclusions about Trump’s guilt without any concrete knowledge. After 5 years of blockbuster media headlines ( Russia Russia Russia ) all claiming to finally being the one to bring down Trump only to fade into nothingness when the facts finally came to light, little wonder that, outside of this blog, the media has such little credibility with Americans. If Trump is actually guilty, how ineffective is the FBI that they still can’t prove it. Remember Adam Schiff repeatedly claiming he had incontrovertible proof of Trump’s guilt but somehow never presented it during the first impeachment? And , as a member of the Jan 6th committee I’m supposed to believe what he says now?

    in reply to: Ancient religions to Judaism #2115185
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    avira, Im always fascinated when people speak of mesora in the singular. In your case, I assume you’re talking about Eastern European mesora, not Yemenite, Sephardic, etc. Even within Eastern Europe, chassidish mesorah only goes back 250 years

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    The warm period in Europe lasted from the 900’s to the 1300’s.
    During that period vineyards existed as far north as Scandinavia. However, as what became the Little Ice Age began, it became increasingly difficult for vineyards to grow in England, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Russia and Austria and wine became difficult to find and expensive. When the Mishne Brura paskened to allow kiddush shabbos morning over non wine , he cited a difficulty getting wine. This was the reason.

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    Akuperma, if they all lived in villages, then there would have been no need for the Gemorah to allow for the Megilla to be read on the closest market day .
    Also, keep in mind, the first synogogues didn’t appear until late in the Second Temple period and Shmoneh Esreh wasn’t composed until sometimevl during Bayis Sheni. So, why would they have needed a minyan on a regular basis

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    Akuperma, until the churban, most Jews outside of major cities did live on isolated homesteads. They were farmers. Shuls and prayers, as we know them today didn’t exist and thus there was almost never a need for a minyan. If one was needed a farmer would travel to a village. The Gemorah talks about reading the Megillah on the closest market day to the actual day of Purim so as not to make the farmers travel twice in one week.

    in reply to: 1914/1939 2.0 #2112349
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    Yingermans, what about the Holocaust?

    in reply to: Summer and Winter #2108001
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    The earth tilts toward and from the Sun, depending on the season

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2105783
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    Jack GH, .et al
    The one major mistake that Pelosi made was in how she structured the committee’s membership and procedures.
    A. She disallowed Republicans who voted against the ballot but included members who had all voted previously to impeach Trump
    B. One member she no problem accepting was Adam Schiff. He has zero credibility as he, during all of Russia Hoax, repeatedly stood in front of reporters cameras and lied about having indisputable evidence of Trump’s guilt. He, of course, had nothing.
    C. Pelosi has allowed disputed hearsay testimony without any cross examination ( Cassidy Hutchinson) . As far as I know, I don’t think the Secret Service agents involved have been allowed to testify ( they deny her version of events )
    D. Pelosi has presented only one side of the events in question, refusing requests to present conflicting evidence or testimony. Any prosecutor will tell you it’s easy to convict anybody when the jury hears only one side of the case.

    So, the sad part is that, even if, Jack and GH, you’re 100% correct in your assertions and beliefs, because the case was presented in a kangaroo court the results will be dismissed by many rational Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

    in reply to: Gun Control #2104022
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    Jackk, try to respond without hysterics to my points.

    There is a greater threat than assault weapons. and one that is ignored. Yes, massacres using AR 15s are horrific but far more people are shot and killed each week by illeagal handguns. Just this past July 4th weekend, 68 people were shot ( 8 killec ) in Chicago and 21 more ( 3 killed) in NYC. That’s in just 2 cities and not a whole week. And these shootings and killings happen every week, is virtually all black on black shooting and is virtually unreported because of the commonplace frequency.

    The recent overturning of NY’s strict concealed pistol carry law sent our Governor and Mayor into panic attacks. They claimed our streets in NY would become the Wild West when in fact they’ve been the Wild West for a long time. Do you think all those criminals I shooting and killing people have legal guns and carry permits? Of course not. Compounding the problem is that if a person is arrestred carrying an illegal gun, they’re often released without bail.
    If the Democrats in Albany are truly serious about gun control, they have make illegal gun possession a major felony,l with a 10 year sentence, and ban the current practice of local DA’s of lowering the charge to a misdemeanor if the gun wasn’t fired.
    Once criminals start realize that possession equals imprisonment, they’ll stop carrying and there will be a reduction in shootings and killings. That fear of arrest and conviction is what made stop and frisk work.
    Unfortunately, the progressives in Albany , who think our current system is great, will never do it

    in reply to: trump serving idols #2103678
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    GH, please give it a rest, if only for your own peace of mind. To maintain this level of hatred for so long is not healthy.

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    Hakatan , I have a news flash. Neither do anti-zionists

    in reply to: WWRAS-What would R’ Aharon zt”l say? #2101291
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    Whdn it comes to professionals, a large share of the credit should go to COLPA. A voluntary association of frum attorneys, it was founded in 1965 to legally represent the frum community in thier fight to be shomer shabbos on the job

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100505
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    Gadol, I quite frankly couldn’t understand what you’re trying to say. My point is that not all women support prochoice; there are any number of organizations run by women that oppose abortion.

    One other thing, the statistic being thrown around that 55% of Americans support abortion. However, it turns out that when asked if they support late term abortion, the approval % drops significantly.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100425
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    BTW, CT proabortion women presume to speak for all women. Any objections to that?

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100423
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    CT, you knew what ulm meant ( although in New York committing a crime definitely doesn’t usually entail imprisonment).
    Quite frankly, I’m surprised you did give one of your condescending lectures as to how things are done in your town and your compound.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100083
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    Reb Eliezer, Medicaid will often pay for abortions

    in reply to: Issues 2022 #2099812
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    Biden must have thought Powell did a good job because he recently reappointed him to another term

    in reply to: is Yeshiva system making talmiday chachamim? or stifling them? #2097911
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    The problem with the emphasis at an early age on Gemorah exclusively is that many bochrim have little knowledge of neviim, hashkafa and Jewish history. We didn’t know why we wore our heads covered or what the tfilos meant. We spent 5 hours on Gemorah in high school . One year, we learned Mishlai, another year grammar, and, in our senior year, Jewish history. These were taught in the afternoon. The rebbeim, all products of prewar Lithuanian yeshivas where only the best were admitted, weren’t prepared to deal with students whose skills and talents ranged across the spectrum. Bochurs who were talented got a lot of attention, those not so gifted were left to drift.

    in reply to: BAN SEAFRIA. #2097449
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    I don’t see the issue with banning. Whomever has an issue, don’t use it, just don’t tell others not to.

    in reply to: BLM RIOTS VS. JAN. 6 PROTEST #2096512
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    My favorite story regarding mrdia distortion:

    The CNN reporter describing the ” mostly peacefull ” demonstrations while over his shoulder you could clearly see the huge flames destroying businesses and homes.

    As the saying goes, who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2096176
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    Jack,
    Do you know it is illegal? Title 18 Section 1507 of the US CODE states:
    It is illegal with the intent to influencing any judge to picket or parade in or near a residence occupied or used by such judge or to resort to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence.
    Legal experts , including those of the Washington Post ,agree that the protests fall.under the laws definition of illegal activities.

    Jack, you’re attempts to minimize the crime, including putting assassination in quotation marks, simply proves my point.

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095856
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    GH, you are confusing to different instances at a 2 different shiva houses.

    Participant: he viewed it as a business related activity that was not appropriate to someone sitting shiva

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2095818
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    Jack and moishe
    You just had the attempted assassination of a Supreme Court justice, egged on by past threats by Chuck Schumer and the illegal protests in front of his house. Our AG ( and thank Hashem Garland is not on the Supreme Ciurt ) has refused to arrest them, even after the attempted assassination, and Pelosi has been sitting on bill expanding their protection.

    BTW , the liberal Democratic media ( i.e. the Times) gave virtually no coverage to the assassination attempt. My local paper buried on page 7. Had this occurred to one of the left wing justices, there would have been screaming headlines

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095817
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    More common than you think

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095670
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    No harder to believe than your blood pressure story

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095395
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    I just remembered 3 awkward ( and true ) moments:

    1. Local rav was sitting shiva. While I was there making a shiva call, two charity collectors came in. Ultimately, the rav , who didnt know them, asked if they knew his father. They said no, they just wanted him to sign a letter authorizing them to collect in the community . The rav politely refused.
    2. A friend was sitting shiva at his parent’s home in Far Rockaway. He couldn’t believe the number of real estate agents who used shiva as an excuse to gain early entry and view the house. Some actually gave him their business card
    3. Another friend ,about 5 years ago, was sitting shiva for his mother ( his father sat with him ). About 5 women visitors who neither knew were shadchanim using shiva to check out his father

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    Jack, GH, people in glass newsrooms shouldn’t be throwing stones. Do any of the following ring a bell
    1. Russia hoax
    2. Hunter laptop
    3. Hysteria over Georgia voting law
    4. So called Florida don’t say gay law
    5. Steele dossier
    6. Defamation of Chris Sandman by CNN et al
    7. Ignoring/burying of Kavanaugh assassination attempt
    8. Accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault
    And many more

    in reply to: Biden administration overrules Trump policy on Palestinians #2095376
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    Jack, you say they didn’t reopen , they redesignated. Pure semantics.

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2094686
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    Where did Hashem say that? In any event, I relied on my rav’s psak, not yours ujm. He said that as long as I didn’t know she passed until a week had passed, I was under no obligation to sit. It most likely is a moot point as I have no contact with her nor with anyone who knows her. As she’s quite a bit older, she might have already passed.

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