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December 10, 2018 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm in reply to: Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Fighting NY Department of Education #1641182
Joseph, the Satmar backed candidate lost in the last election, despite bloc voting.December 10, 2018 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm in reply to: Uh oh! Cuomo signs bill requiring private schools to report.. allegations of #1640683
You missed a story with greater impact on yeshivas. For 10 years, the New York State Assembly had passed a bill giving victims of abuse , who were past the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit, a 12 month to file a lawsuit regardless of when the abuse occurred. And, for 10 years the Republican controlled State Senate refused to consider it. Well, the Democrats have won control of the Senate and today’s Newsday reports that this issue will be among the first to be taken up.
This will financially devastate yeshivas ( the newspaper talked about the impact on the Catholic church).
Hospitals are nonprofits that bill insurance companies
Billing is not so simple. You have to buy billing software ( it’s all done electronically) and an accounts receivable system. You also have to train the EMTs to collect insurance information from either the patient ( in most cases not possible) or the hospital/ER. The ER has to stabilize the patient before they can inquire ( EMTALA law ) about insurance and the EMTs often cannot/won’t wait. You also have to hire staff to research and resubmit denied claims.
The military aspect was downplayed for valid political reasons. Having forced the Romans to fight 2 hard, long wars to suppress two revolts, the rabbis felt that highlighting the successful revolt against the Greeks would convince the Romans that another rebellion was coming and lead to increased persecution
You have the luxury of living in a world that , because of vaccination, has not known the impact of widespread disease. Go to any Jewish cemetery that dates back to the 1800’s ( like Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn). What you’ll notice is quite a few tree stump monuments. Those are graves of children. My father in law lost 3 siblings who died of diseases that are preventable today. Until the Salk and Sabin vaccines for polio were developed, thousands either died or were paralyzed annually. When Salk asked for volunteers to take the vaccine, the line of mothers and children was almost a mile long. You live in a world made safe for children by vaccinationsNovember 27, 2018 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm in reply to: Why Are Torah Observant Jews Overwhelmingly Republican/Conservative? #1631895
CTL, are you really Joseph? You used one of his favoritr tactics. You blew one item out of proportion while ignoring all of the numerous critiques of your luficrous defense of the Democrats and attack on the RepublicansNovember 27, 2018 8:18 am at 8:18 am in reply to: Why Are Torah Observant Jews Overwhelmingly Republican/Conservative? #1631163
CTL, you are so blind. You forgot about serial adulterers like JFK, LBJ and Clinton. Hillary was not a victim, but an enabler. She recently blamed Lewinsky. Roosevelt would not allow the Jews on the St Louis to enter the country , and refused to bomb the railroad to Auschwitz. Roosevelt didn’t solve the Depression, WW2 did. Obama’s booming economy? He claimed our economy could never grow more than 2%.
What about Obama’s long time attendance at the church of an antisemitic minister or his photograph embracing Farrakhan? Or his interference in Israel’s last election by supporting Netanyahu’s opponent? What about the Democratic sellout of black and Hispanic kids?
They are so beholden to the teachers union that they fight against charter schools that actually work and keep kids trapped in failing public schools. What about his Iran multimillion giveaway that he lied about? Were you able to keep your doctor and plan under Obamacare?
I agree with Gadol. Why is everything subject to overanalysis and assuring?
Why not either , just ignore it, or, accept it as an opportunity for families to get together who ordinarily can’t because they live in different communities.
My family schedules it for 5 pm to allow the kids to get home from yeshiva as it’s a chance for the cousins to see and play together.
Syag, please put your own bigotry in check. Noone says you must observe Thanksgiving. However, this thread questions the halachic permissability of its observance.
All I’m pointing out is that these threads don’t come up when it comes to things we to which we claim entitlement i.e. is it muttar to accept Medicaid since it’s chukas goyim
Thanksgiving is a purely secular, American holiday. Funny, when it comes to money ( Medicaid, Section 8,food stamps etc ) we jump up and down and shout Give Me, I’m an American!! When it comes to Thanksgiving and July 4, suddenly we’re not Americans, its chukas goyim.November 9, 2018 7:26 am at 7:26 am in reply to: How can the Lakewood township fix the local traffic problem? #1620512
Stop encouraging more people to move inOctober 26, 2018 11:43 am at 11:43 am in reply to: Lakewood’s Public officials are not accountable to the citizens of Lakewood. #1611427
Joseph, if they are so happy, why are there so many complaints about traffic and the scarcity of places in the fall for every student?
If you don’t have a TV , what’s the point?
So, if ,as some commenters are maintaining, he is not chareidi by committing murder, then he doesn’t belong in the Torah wing of the prison, nor should he be allowed to have a beard or nonstandard prison garb.
You can’t have it both ways.
Maybe they should train the man to obey police instructions , thus avoiding having to be handcuffed
What I find fascinating about these discussions on the shapes of the letters is that our alphabet uses Aramaic letters . They were adopted during Galus Bavel. Prior to that, we used Paleo-Hebrew, which is shaped totally different. The Samaritans, who copied every we did, still write their ( tref ) sifrai torah in Paleo-hebrew which leads me to believe we dod too before the first churban.
Paleo-hebrew was still in use 2000 years ago as it appears on coins minted by Bar Cochba. The Aramaic script only appears after the first churban, only Paleo appears prior.
Neville, it is arbitrary. I lived in Flatbush during the 70s.
The truth is, Rav Moshe was trying to avoid giving a psak , but the local Vaad, against advice, thought they could pressure him to approve it. They were wrong. Queens and LA elected not to ask Rav Moshe
At the time of the Roman Empire, there was no such thing as Sfardi or Ashkenazi Jews in Judea, although the ancestors of both had origins as Roman traders. The Roman control of the Mediterranean enabled easy and safe travel for merchants, among whom were Jewish traders who settled in what became Spain. At the same time, the Romans developed a sophisticated network of paved roads in Europe that Jewish merchants ( and ancestors of the Ashkenazis ) used to travel to and settle in the Rhine area.
Milhouse, what you’re talking about typically comes into play as to whether a mesora exists for an animal. The classic case is turkey. Some poskim hold that it’s chazer, others kosher
But I am trying to find the truth. What is the source of your claim? Your deflections and refusal to cite them tells me you have none. It seems to me it would have been far easier to cite them than engage in rhetoric
Joseph, as i expected, you have no sources, only your opinion
Joseph, stop acting like a five year old. I asked you because you always demand it of others but refuse to comply when asked
Kvetcher, nice generalization and smear
Loshenhora , it’s brought down in masaches Bubba Maasa.
I’m aware of one large ( 300+ mispallilim on Shabbos) Chabad shul in a major city that takes a different approach. If asked, they don’t allow driving to shul but they leave their parking lot open. The rav believes that the non shomer shabbos are going to drive somewhere anyway, so it is better to come to shul than the mall.
Akuperma, i agree that animal welfare isn’t the sole reason. The main reason for objections is the conditions left behind by the organizers upstate. They would leave behind filth and the stench of the feces, dead chickens and blood. Would you want to be one of the nesrby residents?
Mod 105- I lived in Flatbush in the 70’s. The borders of the eruv were not marked because self styled vigilantes were vandalizing them. I didn’t use it because the Rav of my shul paskened against using it, but I disagreed with the vandals.
All of you have it wrong. Doing kaporos with a chicken is not a chilul hashem. It’s everything around it is.
I’m not familiar with what happens in Brooklyn, but the upstate process has in the past been disgusting and a chilul Hashem.
A. Usually no permits were obtained
B. Chickens kept in cages,in hot weather with
C. Slaughtering was done without regard to
where the blood went
D. At the end the day, the organizers left,
leaving behind a stinking, smelly mess
for others to clean up.
Joseph, please cite your sources.
iacsrmma. most of the tefilos didn’t exist in their current format during the Bais Hamikdosh, as davening as we know it today didn’t exist. There were no siddurim, and the main tefilah was Shmone Esreh( which was repeated out loud because most of the didn’t know it by heart and could be yotzei by answering amen to the brachos.
Joseph, I’m happy to see you find something to vent about but, in the long run, not many people care what you think. If you don’t like that type of selichos, then don’t go. its that simple.September 4, 2018 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm in reply to: Why are Children from divorced homes treated as second class citizens? #1587029
yitzchokm, you are absolutely correct! It is better for the children to grow observing parents yelling,screaming and being physically abusive to each other. That is how they will to be effective parents and fine candidates for
shidduchim.September 4, 2018 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm in reply to: Cars Blowing Past School Buses With Lights Flashing #1587024
Joseph and iacsrmma, I’m not stupid. He was talking about not passing a MOVING bus that had its light flashing. Where does it say that you cannot pass a moving bus?September 4, 2018 6:30 am at 6:30 am in reply to: Cars Blowing Past School Buses With Lights Flashing #1586067
slominer, i’ve also never seen this “widescale” occurence. Besides, on wide streets with 4 lanes flashing lights can’t stop you from using the lane and on routine 2 lane streets, why are you trying to pass a moving bus ( flashing lights or not ) ?
akuperma, i agree. The Angles and Saxons ( Anglo-Saxon) were Germanic tribes that invaded Britain.
Daas Yachid, to believe such a claim with such certanty, i would need some minimal believability. With all due respect to Rav Donnenfeld, I am not obligated to put any stock in this kabbala
does the kabbala explain how Amalek got from the sinai peninsula to northern europe? That’s where the germanic tribes literally descended from.
toi, if your adult friend had a strong attachment, understanding and identification with Yiddishkeit, he would not have been derailed by the internet. It may have been the final push, but it seems that he had doubts and issues that he may nor have confided with you about.
Joseph, here is an obvious difference. Yarmulka is a Yiddish derived term that a Sfardi would not think of using.
don’t speed, that’s how you deal with it
Avi, all it takes is a judge who finds that since the social media company is no longer a mere conduit, the law doesn’t protect them anymore
actually, Facebook etc do NOT have a right to ban Jones and Infowar. Congress granted them protection from libel suits precisely because they agreed not to censor. If someone uses AT&T to send out false robocalls, AT&T cannot be sued because they do not exercise editorial control over content. Social media gets the same exemption as long as long as they remain a conduit. Once they start exercising editorial control (censorship) they leave themselves open to lawsuits
Well, how young is young? 18, 23, 26? If he was too young, why accept the date in the first place.
Joseph, you do realize that the phenomenon of children attending full time yeshiva is a post war reality on the US and pretty much never existed in the alte heim. Every boy went to cheder to learn aleph beis and how to daven. Those who were identified as brilliant were selected to go on to learn with individual rebbes to develop their skills. For centuries, everyone else went to work! Since the welfare state didn’t exist, if you didn’t work you didn’t eat. You didn’t need numerous quality rebbes for cheders and Rabbonim taught the exceptionsJuly 30, 2018 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm in reply to: If you vote Democrat you should just move to Mexico #1566989
CT lawyer, talk about bias and ignorance! Did you vote for Hillary and Bill? He still is a serial adulterer and she defamed the women who came forward. Was Obama telling the truth when he said we can keep our doctors and insurance? when he secretly funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran? secretly gave green cards to relatives of Iranian officials? visited and celebrated with the dictators in Cuba? stabbed Israel in the back in the UN?
You also live in a state that spends taxpayer money like a drunken sailor and was quite happy to have other states subsidize you.
The large majority of taxpayers have seen a reduction in their taxes. Who saw large increases, like yourself? people whose incomes were so high and their property taxes were so high that the combination far exceeded the $10,000 cap. If you have a problem, direct it to your governor and legislature. Why should people in lower tax states continue to subsidize you?
syag, so you make it sound like anybody can be a teacher without training. I mention kolel because, becoming a rebbe for many is the next step. I agree a professional school does not guarantee excellence, but they spend years learning skills. Does kollel give a teaching degree or certificate, certifying that the bochur has learned how to manage a class, deal with unruly children, convey ideas?
Do rebbes get formal teacher training? Learning in kollel doesn’t count. Being able to learn is a different skill set than being able to convey knowledge to a child.
In my 12 years in yeshiva, I had some awful rebbes. When parents complained, nothing was done. The same rebbe who punched and kicked 2nd graders in my son in laws class was still assaulting 2nd graders in my great nephews class.
Are there excellent rebbes? Absolutely. They undid alot of the damage done to me, my sil and my great nephew.
Imagine what could be accomplished if the bad rebbes were weeded out.
Without question, the good rebbes should be well compensated. Where does the money come from?
actually, it’s costing jobs. The technology to replace restaurant serving staff has been around for a while. $15 minimum wage has made it cost effective to install.
I was in a restaurant with 25 tables but onlytwo waiters. Each table had a tablet for diners to place orders. The waiters simply brought the plates. Fast food restaurants are replacing $15 an hour humans with tablets
Joseph, the shtriemel was related to fur hats worn by Russian and Eastern European nobility.
The widespread adoption of Yiddish centuries ago arose from several unique factors:
a. One has to ask, why would Jews living in the non-Germanic lands of Central and Eastern suddenly, en masse, decide to learn and speak a new language based upon a variant of medieval German? Because they brought what would become Yiddish with them. In the 14th century, renewed persecutions and atrocities drove many German Jews east to Poland ( which at the time controlled much of Eastern Europe). The Jews were still Germans by outlook and viewed their new Slavic neighbors as below them and continued to speak their native German rather than adopt the despised Slavic languages.
b. Because, for centuries, secular governments did not interfere with the internal business of the Jews( as long as taxes were paid) most Jews never had to learn the native language except as needed for commerce.
The same held true, until recently, in the U.S.
People in the Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown etc never needed to speak anything but Yiddish, Italian or Chinese because they never had to interact with outsiders. Today, most storesigns in Flushing Queens are in Chinese