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August 12, 2019 8:01 am at 8:01 am in reply to: Terribly Missing the Gedolei Europe who built Torah Yiddishkeit in America #1772621
I hate to be the spoilsport but some of these alte heim beliefs don’t hold up under closer examination. The “world that we lost” was already being lost, well before the Holocaust, despite the best efforts of the Gedolim.
Assimilation had been thwarted in Eastern Europe because government laws kept Jews essentially poor and confined to the shtetl, where they were more easily influenced by the Gedolim to stay frum.
However, by the end of the 1800’s, more and more shtetl youth, no longer banned by government, were leaving for the big cities, attracted by the isms ( socialism, anarchism, communism, Zionism ) . Assimilation was growing .The communist party and other radical groups were full of Jews who grew up in frum homes. If the Holocaust had not occurred, Eastern European Jewry was well on it’s way to looking like Western Europe. There are many family bare headed on line depicting the generational change going on ( fathers with long beards and mothers with hats; sons who are cleanshaven and bareheaded )
Ktorah, Sanders likened Baltimore to a third world country, it’s Mayor said she could smell the rats and Cummings himself called it drug infested. Trumps comments did not mention race or ethnicity.
Katanhatorah, GG affordable? You’ve got to be kidding! My wife will only buy there what is not available in regular supermarkets or Costco. Did you get this info from MSNBC or CNN?
Akuperma , you’ve bought the media kool-ade
Trump is not anti-immigrant, he is against Illegal immigration. He’s very much in favor of merit based immigration, people who have skills to offer
A 0% can be bad and 10% can be good.
The unemployment rate simply is a measure of people seeking employment. If there are 3,000,000 without jobs but are no longer looking for work, the unemployment rate would be zero, and not good.
If the economy picked up, jobs were being created and all 3,000,000 went back into the job market, the rate would be higher, but that be good
The headline to this thread is what is misleading. They are not moving to Baltimore, it would be opening a branch
The Arlington has a shul on the premises and is kosher
Joseph, this time you’ve really gone off the rails. Public schools are supported by tax dollars of ALL people, whether they have children in school or not. Yeshivas are supported only by parents of the students. Big difference. Public schools are legally required to accept all students, yeshivas are not.
What is “exacturation”?July 16, 2019 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm in reply to: ICE Sweeps…It’s not just Brown and Hispanics being rounded up for deportation #1760207
To mod 29: thanks for reminding meJuly 16, 2019 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm in reply to: ICE Sweeps…It’s not just Brown and Hispanics being rounded up for deportation #1759908
Find a way to make your point without calling people names – 29
Remind me again of how many Democrats, either in Congress or running for President, stepped forward to
A. Condemn the squad for their numerous
B. Condemn Sen Booker for saying he had no
problem meeting with Farrakhan
C. Condemn ongoing Hamas rocket attacks
D. Condemn AOC ( and her Chief of Staff ) for
Implying that moderate Democrats and
speaker Pelosi are racists?July 16, 2019 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm in reply to: ICE Sweeps…It’s not just Brown and Hispanics being rounded up for deportation #1759144
Katanhatorah and CTLIBERAL,,
I see that you have not been able to find treatment for Trump Derangement Syndrome. Let me point out a few facts:
A. President Obama was responsible for an average
of 475,000 deportations during his presidency.
B. President Trump is averaging 250,000
C. Under Obama, the annual number of
illegal immigrants who died while crossing
the border ranged from 252-471
D. Under Trump the numbers are 298 (2017)
and 283 ( 2018 )
E. Every time the media tries to vilify Trump for
separating kids , they invariably show
pictures taken while Obama was in office.
F. Since January the Democrats refused to
pass a humanitarian aid bill by first denying
there was a crisis, then calling it a
manufactured crisis and finally, blamed
Trump for their current condition.
So, did you two ever compare Obama to Hitler?
Call him Herr Obama? I doubt it.July 8, 2019 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm in reply to: Deducting Stars in Your Online Review: What is Proper Consumer Practice? #1754092
Yitzyk, and saying that I’m an ignorant halachic dening poster is not lashon harah?July 8, 2019 11:37 am at 11:37 am in reply to: Deducting Stars in Your Online Review: What is Proper Consumer Practice? #1753824
Joseph, by definition, a merchant who sells defective,misrepresented and misidentified merchandise and fails to make good on it is not a shomer Torah u’mitzvos.
Katan, do you understand English? The OP clearly stated that people should keep their opinions re visiting day to themselves
If the idea was to make it a struggle to learn, the gemorah would have been written in Hebrew, not Aramaic. Aramaic was the everyday spoken language of the people, as is English in the US
There was a story in the 5 Towns Jewish Times by Rabbi Hoffman that dealt with the subject of the outwardly frum. Yanky was considered a great catch. Twelve years in the best local yeshiva followed by two years of learning in one of the top Israeli yeshiva’s. So, his wife was shocked when, by accident, she discovered that he was spending each morning having breakfast at a non kosher coffee shop, not at minyan. His wife pleaded with Rabbi Hoffman to find out why. Yanky told the Rabbi that he had no feelings for yiddiskeit. Yes , he had learned for 14 years but his studies had focused virtually exclusively on the Gemara. He never had any classes that dealt with emunah, davening, or how to relate to Hashem unless it was tangenital to a sugya he was learning. It left him indifferent to being religious. So, on Friday night he would go to shul with his sons, come home, make kiddush, sing zmiros and, after his wife and kids were asleep, go to the basement and watch basketball games on his laptop. He didn’t see it as a contradiction and added he wasn’t alone among his friends who felt that way.
Grey matter, just the opposite . We have to be consistent. If restaurant reviews are LH then so are community reviews or any other review ( contractors, seminaries etc )
And from the other side, how is talking about Brooklyn’s dirty streets different than a restaurant’s dirty floors?
Isn’t this topic L’H? What is the difference between a restaurant review and a community review? It’s just an anonymous, non halachic, opinion of a community
The responses here are amusing. Why aren’t Joseph’s reviews of OOT communities LH? After all, it’s just his opinion and can cause harm to those communities.June 26, 2019 10:29 am at 10:29 am in reply to: What’s the difference between protests and parades #1747178
Ky, you don’t seem to get it. When a parade/protest is approved, there is ample advance notice so that drivers can take an alternate route ( on the day of the NY marathon, people know to stay clear of the Verrazano bridge and the BQE.). When spontaneous protesters block streets, there is no advance notice. You seem to feel that your actions come with no cost to yourselves. I think the police have been too soft. If every protest was met with water cannons and arrests , they would think twice before actingJune 20, 2019 8:32 am at 8:32 am in reply to: Putting a nickname on a matzeva or footstone. Advice welcomed. #1744893
Joseph, non-Hebrew on Eastern European matzeivos was historically not an issue for Ashkenazim. Until the 1800’s, Jews living in the Austro-Hungarian and Russian
Empires did not have secular last names nor secular first names. By 1844, Jews living in the Empires were legally required to adopt secular last names.June 2, 2019 7:22 am at 7:22 am in reply to: Putting a nickname on a matzeva or footstone. Advice welcomed. #1736457
Who says stones can’t have English as well as Hebrew names?April 28, 2019 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm in reply to: “Acharon shel Pessach” – No other Yom Tov is called so, why is it called that? #1719993
Gee Joseph, really? 8 days? Only in chutz laaretz? Who knew??
Where did this posek get his medical training?April 12, 2019 9:27 am at 9:27 am in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1713822
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.April 10, 2019 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1712963
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 positionsApril 8, 2019 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1711117
Are you talking elementary grades level? High schools?April 7, 2019 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm in reply to: Tax Time Nightmare….Trump’s Tax Reforms Cost me big time #1710536
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.
CT, how come you left FDR, LBJ , JFK and Bill Clinton off your presidential cheaters list?March 24, 2019 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm in reply to: Putting a nickname on a matzeva or footstone. Advice welcomed. #1700445
A mamin, so it’s respectful to use the name to their face while they’re alive, but not on a stone?
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 .
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.
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!!!
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?February 27, 2019 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1687250
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?February 27, 2019 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1686735
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.February 27, 2019 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1686333
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.February 25, 2019 8:30 am at 8:30 am in reply to: why does wearing a white shirt make you more frum in the yeshivish world #1684770
Amosak, I have to agree with Joseph. If anyone is an expert on purveying ” facts ” from some alternative universe, it’s him.
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.
Almost as bad as the talking that goes on in shul is the disrespectful shmoozing that goes on during chupas.
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.February 17, 2019 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm in reply to: Why Do Some Rich People Literally Think They Own The World #1681030
Rebbitzen, interfering with a patient’s recovery is no m ig tzva.February 17, 2019 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm in reply to: Why Do Some Rich People Literally Think They Own The World #1680933
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
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.February 16, 2019 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm in reply to: Day camps ; BP vs. Flatbush – price, hours & program #1680482
Joseph, i searched the website, and googled it and couldn’t find the study. Why would they do such a study anyway?February 15, 2019 8:52 am at 8:52 am in reply to: If Jewish law overruled federal & state law, then children could get vaccinated #1680160
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
Joseph, as opposed to the time you spend trolling the internetFebruary 14, 2019 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm in reply to: Day camps ; BP vs. Flatbush – price, hours & program #1679766
Well, it might be the same reason bp/chassidish yeshivas have such low tuition. They probably pay ( when they do pay ) very low salaries.