Forum Replies Created
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.
BTW, CT proabortion women presume to speak for all women. Any objections to that?
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.
Reb Eliezer, Medicaid will often pay for abortions
Biden must have thought Powell did a good job because he recently reappointed him to another termJune 17, 2022 10:32 am at 10:32 am in reply to: is Yeshiva system making talmiday chachamim? or stifling them? #2097911
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.
I don’t see the issue with banning. Whomever has an issue, don’t use it, just don’t tell others not to.
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?
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.June 12, 2022 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095856
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
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 headlinesJune 12, 2022 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095817
More common than you thinkJune 12, 2022 7:15 am at 7:15 am in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095670
No harder to believe than your blood pressure storyJune 10, 2022 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095395
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 fatherJune 10, 2022 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm in reply to: Husband of House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi Gets Away with a DUI Offense #2095385
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 moreJune 10, 2022 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm in reply to: Biden administration overrules Trump policy on Palestinians #2095376
Jack, you say they didn’t reopen , they redesignated. Pure semantics.June 8, 2022 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2094686
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.June 8, 2022 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2094666
A pointless shiva. I have a half sister who I didnt know existed and was only seen once , and that was nearly 60 years ago. Why would I sit shiva for someone I don’t know, have zero feelings for and would only inconvenience myself and my wife?
Reb Eliezer, with all due respect, you’re ignoring the fact that Bromberg cane up witn the page numbering system and it wasn’t mystical. Who exactly are the ” they say ” ? Did the they say know who Bromberg was ?
Chaim , some small corrections. Daniel Bromberg did not create chapters and verses. Chapters were created in 1227 by Stephen Langton. ( Archbishop of Cantebury ) and verses by Rabbi in 1448. It was done to make it easier to link a commentary to a passuk.The first printed Gemorahs were done by the Soncinos and they created the format, not Bromberg, who simply copied their format, with one significant change.
Look at the bottom of any page in any Masechta , and you’ll see the first word in Rashi, Tosfos, and the Gemorah on the next page.Why? The Soncinos didn’t use page numbers and this was their way of making sure the pages got bound in the correct order.
Decades later, Bromberg modified th e Soncinos format to include page nunbers. He started the practise of labeling the first page of the Gemorah as Page 2 ( daf b ). Why? Not for any mystical reasons, but because he considered the title page to be Page 1. BTW , the Soncinos could only afford to print , i think, 2 ir 3 masechtos. Bromberg printed the entire Shas.
One more note. Rashi script had nothing to do with Rashi; it was a 15th century Sephardic script used by Soncinos and Bromberg when printing Rashi’s commentary to make it easier to distinguish Rashi from the text he was commenting on.
But it’s ok to be mevatel torah to post here?
And Georgia rejected the lies of Biden, Stacey Abrams, CNN, MSNBC et al. As you recall, they claimed that Georgia’s new voting law requiring voter ID was discriminatory, racist , Jim Crow on steroids and designed to restrict voting. The Republicans said the law was designed to make it more difficult to cheat while making it easier overall to vote. Early indications are that over 800,00 votes were cast in early voting as opposed to 368,000 in the 2018 primary.
As a side thought, I’ve often felt that the only thing racist about voter ID is the Democratic belief that people of color somehow lack the intelligence to get an ID . Interviews with average black Americans express resentment at the thought that either they can’t use a computer or find their local DMV to get an ID .
TSA at airport screening, even notary publics requirs a photo ID and noone seems to have a problem providing one.
Ujm, it’s also possible he failed for a reason he chose not to share , but simply said it was high blood pressure .
Ujm, that’s another untrue folklore story, despite whar your friend told you Because it was easy to fake , people with high blood pressure were routinely held over for a few days , under observation, to see if the pressure stayed up. In addition, they were subject to rexamination in the future .
I requested a physical in the early 70’s because I knew I would fail because of my eyes and a skin rash. At the final station, I was told that I failed, but just for my vision. The doctor said he did me a favor by leaving off the rash. If left on, the Army would keep calling me in to see if the rash was better. Since vision generally doesn’t improve, I’d never hear from the Army again if I failed for only vision. He was right.
I dont believe the story. Every yeshiva bochur applied for and received a 4D ( devinity student ) deferment.
During the physical he would have had to strip down to his underwear and he would have seen more than one doctor during the several hours the physical would have taken.
Lastly, a medical doctor couldn’t have given a ” crazy ” diagnose or a dishonorable discharge because of those 2 ques
What’s ironic is Rabbi Wasserman’s grandson, also Elchanan , went to zionist schools ( Yeshiva Ohel Moshe in Bensonhurst and Yeshiva of Flatbush High school). How do I know? I was in his class in YOM and my wife was in his high school class
I grew up believing my rebbes that tte alte heim was frum and people became not frum in the treife medina. I now know that staying in Eastern Eurooe was no protection as assimilation was making deep inroads in pre war Europe
I have a true name change story. The stepfather of a friend passed away a few years ago , and his name was Murphy. Apparently he had changed his name so he wouldn’t appear to be Jewish. My friend said the irony was that his stepfather spoke with a heavy , pronounced, Yiddish accent.
What i find amazing is the seeming lack of knowledge of prior history.
1. Number of filibusters by Democrats during 4 years of Trump= 314
2. Number of Republican filibusters during 8 years of Obama = 175
3. Who eliminated the filibuster for judicial nominations? Democrat Harry Reid
4. How many Trump nominated Supreme Court Justices were approved with less than 60 votes because Reid eliminated the filibuster? Three
5. Who delivered a fiery defense of the filibuster in the Senate, saying its elimination would destroy the republic? None other than Sen Charles Schumer during the Trump years.
6. Two weeks ago, while decrying filibusters, Schumer used one to kill a Republican bill.
Speaking of the filibuster and the “voting rights bills” killed by the filibuster. The New York State Legislature just announced their redrawing of Congressional districts. Even Newsday, our local left of center newspaper, said this was gerrymandering at its worst. The goal was to eliminate 4 of the 8 seats currently held by Republicans.
The new CD3 runs thru 5 towns, 5 counties, 3 cities all of which are divided by a large body of water ( the Long Island Sound ).
The new CD11, Nadler’s district, runs from the Upper West Side of Manhattan all the way down to the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn.
So, what it comes down to is that your view on filibusters and voting rights depends on which party is in power
GH, I dont recall your objection to local District Judges issuing national rulings to stymie Trump actions
Syagl, one years tuition at Queens College is $18,700
Jack and RE
Your lack of history is breathtaking.
1. The Democrats used the filibuster 314 times while Trump was president. I don’t recall any objections on your parts
2. Schumer used the filibuster this week against a Republican proposal
3. Republican Senator Tom Cotton gave a fiery defense of the filibuster in the Senate, predicting dire consequences if this long standing Senate tradition was overturned. He concluded by saying he didn’t write the speech. It was written by, and delivered by, Senator Charles Schumer when Republicans controlled the Senate.
4. Democrats have stated that requiring valid IDs constitutes voter suppression for African-Americans and Latinos. Rep Burgess Owens, an African-American Representative from Utah, said from the House floor that he was offended that Democrats assummed people of color lacked the intelligence to obtain an ID.
5. Many Blue states, including Delaware, NY. NJ and Connecticut have provisions that make voting more restrictive than Georgia.
CS , If you feel they are irrelevant, noone is forcing you to order the tests. So, please stop the negative, sarcastic comments.
Why so called.
Yes, i received an order confirmation minutes later. You have to provide your email address.
GH. The Virginia DOE website clearly stated that CRT was being taught in public schools. The left misrepresents the opposition to CRT, as you did. Slavery is part of our past and should be part of the history taught in school. Martin Luther King believed people should be judged on their character, not skin color. CRT often seeks to divide , by race, and by defining whites as inherently racist.
CTlawyer, do you actually think that the party that allows anti Semitic pronouncements by the Squad to go unpunished , and banned outdoor church and synogogue services because of covid while allowing BLM protests is the party of religious rights?December 29, 2021 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm in reply to: The world should take action on Israel’s treatment of charedim #2046362
Ujm, what happened to not masering a Jew?
Soros has funded the ele ctoon of progressive DA’s that have been very soft on crime
Ujm, like your alter ego, Joseph, you tend ignore points you don’t want to address. Of course everything is from Hashem but your answer , everything is a gezeira, is the easy way out. Remember , many of the six million who died were generations who obeyed the gedolim and stayed in Europe, only to be lost to yiddishkeit when they were trapped in the Soviet Union or to be killed by the Nazis. It’s fair to question why Hashem’s plan to save the balance required millions more to be killed or injured
Akuperma, sadly, ive observed your kind of backward reasoning before. You attribute the saving of the balance of European Jewry due to Hashem’s orchestrating Pearl Harbor.
In your way of thinking, couldn’t Hashem have avoided the deaths of ALL European Jewry ( and the loss of life at Pearl Harbor) by not allowing Hitler and the Japanese military from coming to power?
Philisopher, what’s the chidush? What your describing is the kashrus industry in the US. There are hundreds of hashgachas, you just have to investigate their reliability
Ujm, not a good anolgy as you are choosing to assume that Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday..That may be your belief but don’t force it on others
In one respect those who want to assur Thanksgiving are like the woke cancel culture crowd. It’s not enough for them to not observe ( which is their right ) , by advocating its prohibition by assuring it they want to stop everyone.
CT, please don’t be condescending. His point is understandable. It’s not a newsflash to state that in kupat cholim, you get what you pay for. Like most government run health programs ( Medicare being a major exception ) costs are kept down by rationing care. The hospitals where I worked all had special all Included packages for elective surgeries ( i.e. knees, shoulders, hips, ) aimed at Canadiens looking at months long waits in Canada for arthroscopic or joint replacement elective surgeries.
Actually, the 1789 thanksgiving has a Jewish connection, not a Christian one. President Washington wanted Congress to pass a resolution to declare a national day of thangsgiving to thank the ” Almighty G-d ” ( singular, not trinity ) for allowing the possession of the Constitution and the birth of the country. A Congressman from South Carolina objected. He said this was a common royal practice in Europe and they didnt rid themselves of a king only to have Washington copy the practice. A Congressman from Connecticut replied that they were not copying European kings but King Solomon. In the same way that Solomon declared thanksgiving to G-d for allowing him to build the Temple, we should declare our Thanksgiving to G-d for the Constitution.
Thr South Carolinian replied that King Solomon he could accept and supported the resolution.
One last comment. You keep calling the riots protests. It brings to mind the CNN reporter commenting about the “mostly peaceful protests ” while over his shoulder you could see an entire row of buildings up in flames.
There were 3 people shot , not 4. Rosenbaum was reaching for the gun barrel. They were part of a rioting mob, not peaceful protestors. If the Governor had followed thru on his responsibilities, and called out the National Guard 3 days of peaceful rioting, arson and looting could have avoided as well as the whole Rittenhouse incident
During the trial, the man who was injured admitted under oath that he pointed a pistol at Rittenhouse before Rittenhouse shot him. Another prosecution witness testified that the mob was chasing Rittenhouse, not the other way around.
It also came out that Facebook censored any comment that could be considered pro Rittenhouse, including those of his lawyer. So, anyone following the trial on Facebook got a one sided point of view
It was possible because Talmud Bavli wasn’t written down until about 500 c.e.