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  • in reply to: Chillul Hashem #1730912

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    Why do people comment on a video without having seen it


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    Gee Joseph, really? 8 days? Only in chutz laaretz? Who knew??

    in reply to: Shopping for a Psak #1715166

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    Where did this posek get his medical training?


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    Joseph, you realize that this type learning never existed in the alter heim. There was no Medicaid,SNAP etc in pre war Europe and the Jews were too poor support every brochur , no matter their abilities, who wanted to sit and learn. Only the top students continued on to full time yeshiva learning and even they required fulltime fundraising. Every one else had to work in order to eat.


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    I have no problem, as long as the graduates refrain from applying for welfare benefits because they’re unqualified for anything but low paying teaching positions


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    Are you talking elementary grades level? High schools?

    in reply to: Tax Time Nightmare….Trump’s Tax Reforms Cost me big time #1710536

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    Alot of people thought they suffered because they had smaller refunds. It was then discovered that because the new ( and lower ) withholding wasn’t implemented until February, there was less withholding, higher net checks and thus, lower refund.
    The doubling of it the standard deduction helped.
    Our dear Gov Cuomo actually blamed the tax cap on the rise in New Yorkers leaving NY, not the taxes themselves.

    in reply to: Where did all the libs go? #1704619

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    CT, how come you left FDR, LBJ , JFK and Bill Clinton off your presidential cheaters list?

    in reply to: Putting a nickname on a matzeva or footstone. Advice welcomed. #1700445

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    A mamin, so it’s respectful to use the name to their face while they’re alive, but not on a stone?

    in reply to: Lakewood’s economy revolves on local construction #1699714

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    I’m laughing at the hypocrisy. Neighboring towns view what’s been going on in Lakewood and are desperate to keep their quality of life . So, when they use zoning and other regulations to prevent incoming Jews from bringing in Lakewood density problems, they are accused of antisemitism .

    in reply to: New Chumra #1697990

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    This is nothing new. About 20 years ago my son in law was teaching a psychology course at Touro in Flatbush. Two Bais Yaacov graduates accused him of using indecent, foul language and filed a complaint. His crime, using the word sex. It was used in terms of genders , not procreation, and the girls were told that they were in college, not Bais Yaacov.

    in reply to: Question for Jewish Democrats #1693302

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    Schumer was notably silent. These weren’t Omar’s first foray into antisemitism. A few years ago she accused israel of hypnotizing the world. A few weeks back she said the only reason Congress supported Israel was because AIPAC was buying their votes ( Jews control the banks ) ( it’s all about the Benjamins). Her advisor.is Farrakhan and she recently spoke at a dinner sponsored by a Hamas affiliate.
    And, CT lawyer, she described that watered down resolution as a statement against Islamophobia!!!

    in reply to: Realistic ways to lower tuition #1688802

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    You’re a yeshiva administrator and parents say they can’t pay. However, they have a child applying for seminary in Israel. Do you let their other children’s tuition go unpaid or demand they be paid, not the seminary?

    in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1687250

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    Akuperma, as usual, you can’t resist taking a shot at those rich MO jews and their schools.
    For your info I and my sister grew up poor MO and were able to go to 12 years of yeshiva because of scholarships granted by not wealthy Brooklyn MO yeshivas.
    Speaking of stereotypes, not everyone in the five towns is rich and not everyone attending a Brooklyn yeshiva is poor. Many Brooklyn families still go to bungalow colonies. Does paying for the rental come before paying tuition?

    in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1686735

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    A number of years ago a five towns yeshiva was having money issues and problems paying staff. They hired a collection agency to go after tuition balances that were as old as ten years. It worked. A significant amount of money was recovered and parents got the message ignoring tuition bills also had consequences.

    in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1686333

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    Akuperma, so it is ok to stiff teachers out of their already pitifully low salaries all in the name of Torah? I don’t think so.
    DY, so , it’s ok for a yeshivas business plan to call for not paying salaries for weeks or months at a time?
    Some may call it mesira but a group of teachers in a girls high school went to court several years ago ( after being not paid for nearly two years ) and got a judgement against the yeshiva and a lien against the property.


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    Amosak, I have to agree with Joseph. If anyone is an expert on purveying ” facts ” from some alternative universe, it’s him.

    in reply to: Is “shushing” the “shusher” nekama? #1683451

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    Rebbitzen, so, if it not something that you designate as halacha, you pasken that you can act like a boor.

    Also, please don’t so quick to call everything a halacha and assur.

    in reply to: Is “shushing” the “shusher” nekama? #1683324

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    Almost as bad as the talking that goes on in shul is the disrespectful shmoozing that goes on during chupas.

    in reply to: Chalav yisroel #1682977

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    Joseph, be careful how you use your arguments. You stated that if the circumstances changed, then the psak changes. By your logic, we have had a calendar for 1800 years so chutz laaretz should no longer observe yom tov shainy.

    in reply to: Why Do Some Rich People Literally Think They Own The World #1681030

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    Rebbitzen, interfering with a patient’s recovery is no m ig tzva.

    in reply to: Why Do Some Rich People Literally Think They Own The World #1680933

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    In this case i agree with Joseph. When a sign on the door says ” no visitors ” some people see the words ” except me “. Other idiots walk in when the patient is slerping and wake them up so patient should know they were there. The fact that the patient may have just fallen asleep after a rough day doesn’t occur to them.
    This behavior is found on all economic brackets

    in reply to: Torah Animals #1680801

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    This is sort of funny in that in many of the shuls found in archeological digs have beautiful frescoes on the walls and images portrayed in the floor tiles. One of the most recently discovered dates to the 5th or 6th century but most are from the end of the second Bais Hamikdosh. Apparently they weren’t always assur.

    in reply to: Day camps ; BP vs. Flatbush – price, hours & program #1680482

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    Joseph, i searched the website, and googled it and couldn’t find the study. Why would they do such a study anyway?


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    Joseph, try getting remarried without a civil divorce. Were a rabbi to marry you, you would be considered a bigamist as you don’t need a marriage license

    in reply to: Is Watching Sports Okay? #1679938

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    Joseph, as opposed to the time you spend trolling the internet

    in reply to: Day camps ; BP vs. Flatbush – price, hours & program #1679766

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    Well, it might be the same reason bp/chassidish yeshivas have such low tuition. They probably pay ( when they do pay ) very low salaries.

    in reply to: how about sending a simple mishloach manos? #1678608

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    Knaidlach, the libertarian says I don’t like fancy shaloach manos, so i won’t send one. A liberal/leftist ( like you) says i don’t like it so nobody should send one

    in reply to: Shul Membership Drives #1678614

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    Dovid BT, and your point being?

    in reply to: The Death of the "Normal" Minyan #1677884

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    Mrs sarah levine is half right re Long Island.
    The first minyan is geared to the train schedule and is faster. The second minyan starts over an hour later and is not geared to the schedule. We’ve had retirees complain the first minyan is too fast. They were told adapt or go to the second minyan.


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    CTL, and you ignored how badly run Conn is. For years, they’ve plugged huge budget gaps by raising taxes, not cutting spending. Well, there is just so much that taxes can be raised. And, before you blame Trump, like Cuomo did, they’re not leaving because of the Federal $10,000 cap on state taxes. They’re leaving because of the high taxes!!


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    CTL, Connecticut is so well run. It’s big cities are virtually bankrupt , and people and businesses are leaving in droves. Last year, only NJ and Illinois exceeded Conn in tje % of outbound population moves. MetroNorth continues to use ancient commuter cars on its New Haven branch because Conn can’t afford to pay for new ones. Wealthy residents had been providing a third of tax revenues and they are now leaving. Nearly half of the state budget goes to public union salaries, benefits and pensions.


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    Smerel, what a great idea! Charge an impact fee for cutting an illegal driveway. Charge a fee to the huge halls in Williamsburg and Flatbush for inconvenience to the neighborhood because of the increased noise and traffic from the cars ( plus filling parking spaces with guest’s cars ).

    in reply to: WATCH YOUR POCKETS! Thief Stealing At Williamsburg Weddings #1675239

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    DY, and so I did. My apologies


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    Actually, of the two relatively recent additions to the shidduch process ( resumes and pictures ) pictures make the most sense. Resumes are rarely truthful as people will rarely include unflattering details and references. However, pictures are much harder to fake

    in reply to: WATCH YOUR POCKETS! Thief Stealing At Williamsburg Weddings #1674995

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    DY, with all due respect carrying a wallet in my pants pocket never interfered with dancing, no matter how energetic. And, what do they do when the temperature is in the 70s and 80s?

    in reply to: WATCH YOUR POCKETS! Thief Stealing At Williamsburg Weddings #1674873

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    This story smells. They all leave money in coat pockets? Ever heard of a wallet? A purse? The hall knew but did nothing?

    in reply to: Should The Rich Be Taxed? πŸ’ΈπŸš• #1674415

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    In NY, the top 1% already pays 46% of the ststes incone tax, which is why more wealthy people are moving out. Most wealthy residents of Connecticut don’t agree with CTL as Conn has proportionately lost more wealthy taxpayers than NY. BTW, I admire CTL’s ability to generalize from his client base and smear all people of inherited wealth. Is he honest enough to tell them what he really thinks about them?


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    Joseph, and what if no variance is required? If zoning allows an apartment building , you don’t need a variance for luxury housing. Laws requiring rent control actually discourage affordable housing.

    in reply to: Which of the 5 towns is the best? #1674016

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    Actually, none of them are towns. They are all part of the Town of Hempstead ( the oldest town in the U.S
    , founded in 1644 ). Two are villages ( Lawrence and Inwood ) two ( Woodmere and Cedarhurst ) are hamlets the fifth, Hewlett, is a combination of villages and hamlets. The difference comes down between incorporated with its own elected officials ( villages ) or being unincorporated areas ( hamlets ) governed directly by the Town of Hempstead. Historically, Inwood never had much of a Jewish population, but it has picked up in recent years because of it’s ( relatively speaking ) lower price of houses

    in reply to: What is the best NY State of Health insurance plan? #1673354

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    Joseph, exactly how do you know this about United Healthcare ?

    in reply to: Is it healthy for yehiva bochurim to learn from a artscroll? #1672733

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    The irony of these types of questions is that the Gemorah was written in Aramaic because that was the everyday language of the masses . There was nothing intrinsically holy about it. The Amoraim and Tannaim composed it in the language everyone spoke. If the Gemorah was written in modern day USA, it would be in English.

    in reply to: Greater danger to yeshivas being ignored #1670476

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    Tlik, your comment about letting the abuser move away shows total ignorance. All that does is give the abuser fresh opportunities to abuse where nobody knows his history. How many times, including on this blog., have people misused lashon harah and misera to stop the old community from warning the new one.

    in reply to: Life of my HighSchool son #1670335

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    Where does it say he lives in five towns? BTW, there is a drug problem in Flatbush too ( teens who daven with father in non-MO shuls and then hang out on Ocean Parkway after supper ). My nephew ( a caterer) , and others, had been asked to hire these kids for Friday night simchas to keep them off the street. He had to drop out of the program because the drug use made the kids too unreliable.

    in reply to: Should schools have midwinter break #1669721

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    While we’re at it, get rid of bain hazmanim time off.

    Joseph’s school was so tough they made him walk uphill both ways

    in reply to: Greater danger to yeshivas being ignored #1669720

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    Tlik, the perpetrators could not have done so much damage had they not been protected, by both the schools and the community . My sister was molested 65 years ago , so it’s been going on for a long time ( nothing happened to the molester ). Yeshivas have boards withh wealthy members and owners of yeshivas often have other assets. I wouldn’t be surprised if they go after Agudah as they for a long time advocated telling rabbonim, not the police.

    in reply to: why are girl schools closed on Sundays #1669186

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    Joseph, Bais Yaacov started because more and more girls, ignorant of yiddiskeit ( even in chashuva families ) were becoming not religious. Also, learning from momma produced and replicated a lot of ignorance passing as halacha. The following is a true anecdote and I’m sure not an isolated incident. 50 years ago i was at one of my aunts home . Another aunt accused her of treifing a chicken . Why? The chicken was being cooked in a horizontal pot and momma always used a vertical pot. The answer? The aunt replied that sh ed had asked my grandmother why she used a vertical pot and she was told it was the only pot she had that was big enough

    in reply to: why are girl schools closed on Sundays #1669158

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    FSM, and you know that they sleep until noon ….

    in reply to: Tzniut Problems In The 5 Towns #1667685

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    First, the issue is to define “tznius problem”
    If his problem is defined as women walking with sleeves above the elbow and knee length dresses and skirts, then it is truly his problem.
    People sometimes think because it’s “their” community, they get to regulate/complain about how people dress. It happens in Boro Park on 13th Ave and it happened in Williamsburg when the City put in bicycle lanes on Bedford avenue ( people objected to immodestly dressed women riding thru Williamsburg ).

    in reply to: Women Davening #1666400

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    Coffee addict, relax. It was worded clearly but he mrant the original role was to allow people to get to work and the current role is to allow the wife to go to the regular minyan

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