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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 ChineseJuly 16, 2018 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm in reply to: Two Children Caught With Radios In Catskills Interfering With Hatzolah Life Savi #1559243
unfortunately, i inadvertantly garbled some words. I meant to say Trump obeyed the court order of the Hawaiian judge regarding the travel ban.
If the parents dont want to be separated from their children, don’t break the law by entering illegally. It’s that simpleJuly 16, 2018 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm in reply to: Two Children Caught With Radios In Catskills Interfering With Hatzolah Life Savi #1559198
CTlawyer, why must you introduce your anti-Trump bias into your answers? He has obeyed judicial decisions, e BBC en the dubious decrees of the judge in Hawaii. As an attorney, you know that separating children from parents who have been arrested is standard practice as you don’t want the child in jail. As opposed to breaking the law, Trump was obeying the law! Apparently, you had no objections when Obama did it. In fact, when the media rushed to show a picture of a child in a cage, they found out, to their embarrassment, that the picture was from 2014 ( Obama ) not 2018.July 6, 2018 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm in reply to: Anyone have any ideas for how to get the Thai boys out of the cave?!?! #1553599
It took trained divers 6 hours to reach them, and 2 of the boys are too weak from malnutrition to use the scuba equipment. Another trained diver just died in an attempt to reach them. So, those of you making jokes ( transporter , submarine ) should be ashamed.
Fireworks, when performed by licensed, trained companies ( Macy’s July 4th, and others sponsored by towns, companies etc ) are legal, traditional and lots of fun.
chances are that if the curb cut does not lead to a garage or driveway, and similar houses do not have a curb cut it’s illegal.
Joseph, nice move. You attacked Syag for not providing sources, while hypocritically failing to provide the factual basis for yours.
Joseph, what is your source that helped you determine that it is rare? I’ve not heard of Amudim but can you cite your proof that they are wrong?
yitzchokm, how do know there is no longer a y’h’ for it
Joseph, they can’t inherit, testify , or give their husband a get using meah rabbonim, leave the house without husband’s permission, drive. That’s just to start. That’s your definition of esteem?
is it right to spend tens of thousands of dollars to rent the Nassau Coliseum and transport people for an anti Zionist rally when families in your neighborhood ( Kiryas Yoel is the poorest village in the US ) depend on public assistance?