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    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 )

    in reply to: Gourmet Glatt moving to Baltimore #1772135
    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    in reply to: Gourmet Glatt moving to Baltimore #1771979
    anonymous Jew
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    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?

    in reply to: 0% unemployment rate- good or bad? #1771852
    anonymous Jew
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    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

    in reply to: 0% unemployment rate- good or bad? #1771663
    anonymous Jew
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    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

    in reply to: Gourmet Glatt moving to Baltimore #1770585
    anonymous Jew
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    The headline to this thread is what is misleading. They are not moving to Baltimore, it would be opening a branch

    in reply to: Minyan in New Hamspire #1768826
    anonymous Jew
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    The Arlington has a shul on the premises and is kosher

    in reply to: Admission Cards #1767518
    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    in reply to: Can a frum Jew go on birthright? #1764903
    anonymous Jew
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    What is “exacturation”?

    anonymous Jew
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    To mod 29: thanks for reminding me

    anonymous Jew
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    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
    antisemitic tweets
    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?

    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    anonymous Jew
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    Yitzyk, and saying that I’m an ignorant halachic dening poster is not lashon harah?

    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    in reply to: Visiting day traffic #1753695
    anonymous Jew
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    Katan, do you understand English? The OP clearly stated that people should keep their opinions re visiting day to themselves

    in reply to: learning from an artscroll #1753205
    anonymous Jew
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    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

    in reply to: Returning To The Derech #1750401
    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    in reply to: Kosher Restaurant Review Lashon Harah #1748884
    anonymous Jew
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    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 )

    in reply to: Kosher Restaurant Review Lashon Harah #1747935
    anonymous Jew
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    And from the other side, how is talking about Brooklyn’s dirty streets different than a restaurant’s dirty floors?

    in reply to: Information about Passaic #1747927
    anonymous Jew
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    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

    in reply to: Kosher Restaurant Review Lashon Harah #1747928
    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    in reply to: What’s the difference between protests and parades #1747178
    anonymous Jew
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    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 acting

    in reply to: Putting a nickname on a matzeva or footstone. Advice welcomed. #1744893
    anonymous Jew
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    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.

    in reply to: Putting a nickname on a matzeva or footstone. Advice welcomed. #1736457
    anonymous Jew
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    Who says stones can’t have English as well as Hebrew names?

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

    in reply to: Shopping for a Psak #1715166
    anonymous Jew
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    Where did this posek get his medical training?

    anonymous Jew
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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.

    anonymous Jew
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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

    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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.

    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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?

    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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
    anonymous Jew
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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.

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