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Ubiq, in his jan 7 post at 8:59 pm, Joseph said preventing cheating required full time mashgichim
Ubiquitin and joseph
Joseph said Bloom requires full time mashgichim to prevent cheating when OU mashgichim aren’t around. To me, that says they don’t trust how the OU supervises.
Joseph, how big is the Neblitz hashgacha? How many mashgichim do they employ? Where is the Twizzler plant located? Again, this is a vegan product so what is Bloom afraid of that they can afford full time mashgichim? You mentioned possible using utensils that might have come into contact with meat,milk or trief. In other words, you don’t trust the OU. When a utensil needs replacement, what does Bloom do to assure kashrus?
Does Bloom mandate full time mashgichim at every plant of every product they supervise? If so, how do they afford it?
CTL, that’s so tolerant of you. Everyone in flyover country is a redneck. Can you be a little more condescending and bigoted?
How do you know this ? Just because you say it doesn’t make it true.
Lower, ask the dentist. Also. Go on the UHC website and look at their panel of dentists
Joseph, they have supervision, the OU. Do you have proof that the OU can”t be trusted? Has Bloom told you that’s why they are there or are you making up stories again.
CTLAWYER, it’s called sarcasm. As you sit in your compound, maybe you didn’t understand the hyperbole of the Stalin reference.
Joseph, are you simply guessing and making things up? As per Twizzlers website, Twizzlers is also advertised as a vegan product ( no meat or dairy products or components) so, what cheating are they afraid of.
Joseph, if the Bloom Twizzlers have OU’s, why would they need their own full time mashgichim?
2scents, you make it sound so simple. My hospital alone would receive up to 800 requests a month from the FDNYalone, looking for insurance info. We complied only because of an agreement negotiated by the Greater NY Hosp Assoc. We ignored requests from other ambulance companies ( private or volunteer).
If , as according to you most arrivals didn’t need, immediate treatment, they didn’t need an ambulance.January 3, 2019 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm in reply to: Beth Isaac of Flatbush (R Yerucham Leshinsky) Closed? #1656940
Since most shuls do not pay property taxes or ( in NYC other fees like water usage ) there are restrictions on how money can be distributed. For example, if a shul wantec to provide for a pension for its rav, in NY, permission would need to be obtained ( I think either from NY Sec of State or a judge )
Joseph has too much time on his handsDecember 24, 2018 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm in reply to: You gotta be blind not to understand that Netanyahu is a dictator #1651266
But you do seem to like the spineless, gutless immoral Democrats who are too afraid to speak out against the radical anti semites in the womens march org and the BDS movement.December 23, 2018 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm in reply to: Is the MO community concerned with SED? Why the silence? #1649692
DY, except it was the poor performing chassidish yeshivas that caused this mess
Why are people implying the kosher food isn’t kosher by putting kosher in quotation marks?
People advocating moving to public schools have overlooked an enormous factor. Let’s say everyone does move to public schools. What happens then to the rebbes and teachers? With no students, they are out of a job. Since parents most likely won’t continue to pay tuition, how will the yeshivas other staff be paid? Yeshiva mortgages?Utilities?
The law of unintended consequences.
Wolf, your demographics are off. You forgot about Lo mb g Island ( 2.8 million ) and Westchester ( 980,000) which is considered economically downstate, not upstate. So, downstate is the majority
CT, please stay in your compound and dwell on JFK and LBJ ( 2 serial adulterers) who got us into Viet Nam, FDR ( who kept Jews out of US and refused to bomb rail lines to Auschwitz, blindly trusted Stalin , Jimmy Carter, and that other serial adulterer, Bill Clinton , not to mention Hillary , who permitted it.
There appears to be alot of misunderstandings, and misinformation regarding billing and copays.
COPAYS- copays are not paid to the insurance company. When a provider submits a claim, the ins and the patient share a “coresponsibility” for payment to the provider. The insurer provides the bulk , while the patient owes the copay. All copays, including Medicare must be billed and can, under certain circumstances , be written off, including Medicare. This is typically done if a financial review indicates the patient cannot afford to pay and qualifies for a reduced payment. Providers have maintain a charity care policy and inform the patient of its existence.
Billing insurance companies for routine care is not that difficult , but billing for ambulances is whole different world and presents numerous challenges. The patient is often in no condition to provide demographic and ins info. In addition, Federal law (EMTALA) prohibits the gathering of information until the patient has been triaged and stabilized , by which time the ambulance is possibly gone . NYC hospitals receive monthly lists from the FDNY requesting ins and demographics for patients transported there. How would Hatzolla do it?
Billing would require the purchase of electronic systems for registration, billing , and tracking income, receivables and cash. It would also have to hire fulltime staff to gather information, verify it, post it and follow up on the billing . Even if the billing and collection were farmed out to a service, they would have to be paid. Staff would also be needed to review applications for charity care.
What I’m saying is that billing requires capital investment and hiring of salaried staff membersDecember 11, 2018 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm in reply to: Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Fighting NY Department of Education #1641552
Neville, i mentioned elsewhere that there is a far greater danger to ALL yeshivas on the horizon. Now that the NY State Senate is under Democratic control, it looks like the Legislature is going to actually pass a bill establishing a 12 month filing period wherein the statute of limitations on filing molestation lawsuits will be waived. The newspaper article I read focused on the financial impact on the Catholic church but yeshivas will be hard hit as well ( just from the legal bills alone, let alone payouts).
Joseph, it is Rabbi Lookstein. You may disagree with him but it doesn’t excuse your disrespect.December 11, 2018 9:58 am at 9:58 am in reply to: Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Fighting NY Department of Education #1641388
Joseph, yet another example of why noone believes your supposed citatations, whether they be from halachic sources or otherwiseDecember 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.