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February 19, 2020 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm in reply to: dirshu siyum was 80% chassidish, understanding why? #1833232
I would venture a guess that 70% of those who are part of the dirshu kinyan torah daf yomi program are in fact chassidish. I know of 2 chassidishe kollelim that devote a full seder daily to learning the daf b-iyun.. participation in the program, translated to participation in the siyum.February 19, 2020 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm in reply to: Did Rav Shmuel Kaminetzky write the Dirshu article in last week’s publications #1833230
why is this so important?
why dont you try chabadofthemountains @ gmail dot com (chabad of the poconos)
the mo the merrierDecember 9, 2019 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm in reply to: Why are the liberals going to bus dangerous youths from OOT into Flatbush? #1809235
“Yaakov Doe, I believe the temple that became Mesores was Reform, not Conservative.”
It was reconstructionist.November 28, 2019 10:08 am at 10:08 am in reply to: After millions spent on promotion why are 30% of seats unsold? #1805503
“How many people do you think never missed a day in over 7 years?”
Me. B’H.November 13, 2019 10:51 am at 10:51 am in reply to: After millions spent on promotion why are 30% of seats unsold? #1800270
According to a bankrate.com article written in 2016 the average cost for a family of 4 to attend a giants game at metlife stadium (includes 4 tickets, parking and a beer for each) was $629 (and the beers back then were only $5 according to the article). Thats over $600 for family of 4 – $125+ per person. Thats the cost of attending an event, any event at metlife stadium, which according to forbes is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built.
@CTR. The cost to attend a baseball gave has risen 350+%, adjusted for inflation, in the last 30 years.November 12, 2019 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm in reply to: After millions spent on promotion why are 30% of seats unsold? #1799923
“cute attempt though”
just listen to sports radio in the weeks leading up to the playoffs for all major sports. the “rank and file” sports fan also laments that he is priced out of these major events.
“How about “not everyone wants to go”.”
I’m sure there are those who would prefer to stay home where its nice and warm. Then, there are those who are not hyped about a “siyum” because the last day is actually 3 days later on shabbos, and actual siyumim are being planned. Im sure dirshu is stealing some of their thunder with their event 6 weeks later.
“How come how come they didn’t have such problems with previous events eh”?
Im sure if someone digs through the archives, the coffee room has the same comments about being “priced out”.November 12, 2019 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm in reply to: After millions spent on promotion why are 30% of seats unsold? #1799875
“For the thousands who cannot afford the pricey seats while others are dining on steaks & wine, this won’t lead to much chizuk Hatorah at all.”
A cheap shot at the Agudah AND those who can afford to dine of steaks and wine.
“Agudah is a critical Mossad for the Klal, I appreciate the tremendous good they do for all of us.”
Everything they do costs money. How much appreciation do you REALLY have? Do you send them a check several times a year? Do you go to their dinner? How do you support the Agudah so that they can continue doing good for you? Standing on the side with pom poms cheering them on, doesnt pay for the things they do. Selling suites at Met Life statidium does. Lihavdil, this is the same economics of every sports team trying to sell seats to their sporting events.
out on your coat, grab a stadium blanket and make your way to seacaucus. thats what a football fan would do. we could all show the same level of dedication to kavod hatorah.
Not everything is a positive for everyone. Clearly, for Joseph and his ilk, a somber mood motivates them to say selichos which in turn moves them to teshuva. For others, for whatever reason, such a setting is not.
lehovin makes great liner for the kitty box.
nu, so it was frolicking. were they uplifted in any way?
The last daf of massecess niddah is on shabbos. thats when I plan on being mesayem.August 15, 2019 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm in reply to: Should Wedding gowns for the extended family be discontinued? #1775424
Gross violation of common sense.August 13, 2019 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm in reply to: Should Wedding gowns for the extended family be discontinued? #1774127
I agree. Joseph should stop wearing a gown to weddings.
Both are involved in advocacy. The ou is also involved in kashrus, and outreach.
“Tisha B’Av is when we focus on what we are missing — the Bais Hamikdash.”
Some choose to focus on WHY it is missing and use the day to motivate themselves to correct it. You spend the day in a way that is most appropriate and meaningful to you, others will spend the day in a way that is most meaningful and appropriate for them. If you cant fargin them that, perhaps THAT should be what you work on for yourself , Tisha B’av and the rest of the year.
“apushata: Your answer is similar to those who say if you don’t think women should not dress pritzusdikly, then don’t look.”
Actually its not. You believe videos are wrong, dont watch them, period. Say kinnos. Learn megillas eicha. Go to the beis hakvaros. Mourn the shechina in galus. Others sitting and watching a video have zero bearing on you and how you spend your day.
The only way the 2 situations are analogous is if someone followed you around all day with a portable video player strapped to his chest playing a video. Is THIS the problem?
why would I mean left, if I wrote “right”.August 6, 2019 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm in reply to: Why do some Americans not eat the OU hechsher in E”Y? #1770687
” kashrus preferences often include political considerations.”
this is not unique to e’y
if you think these videos are a bad idea on tisha b’av, dont watch them. very simple. i solved your problem for you, just like that. now you can move on to the next big thing plaguing your life.
YWN doesnt lean. It has completely toppled over on its right.
“before artscroll came out with their shas they went to rav schach ztl ”
“Artscroll” did not go to Rav Schach Z’l. Rav Gifter Z’l went to Rav Schach and presented the view of the American Gedolim who wholeheartedly endorsed the work of Artscroll. As a result of that meeting Rav Schach Z’l, while not endorsing Artscroll in any way, did not publicly come out against it.
The OP specifically mentions “bekiyus seder”, because the goal of a bekiyus seder NOT to learn the sugya in depth with every chdidush from Rav Baruch Ber or Rav Shimon Shkop. The point is, surprise, bekiyus. The faster one can get through a daf, the more “bekiyus” one will have, so that when learning beiyun and a concept off the daf being learned is brought up by the gemara, tosfoas or anyone else, one will have some context to the question being asked or the point being made. In short, if the point is gaining a bekiyus of a lot of gemara, why not go as quickly as possible.
“why cant bnei torah use an artscroll gemara , in bekius seder then they could finish more mesechtos faster”
Say what you want about Artscroll, they write a better English than the OP.
R’ Art Scroll is the worlds best and most sought after chavrusa.July 24, 2019 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm in reply to: New York State is Denying Access to Education to Anti-Vaxer Students #1764839
According to some literature put out by the folks in Monroe, a number of people who claim religious exemption are really allowed a medical exemption but are afraid of providing that info because of all the yentas that are unfortunately prevalant (at least in their eyes).July 15, 2019 8:14 am at 8:14 am in reply to: ICE Sweeps…It’s not just Brown and Hispanics being rounded up for deportation #1758188
Of course its political. It always is political. The reality is, blue states, and the majority of their voters trend to certain demographics. Under democratic leadership, the focus was on the accounting practices of those known “red” supporters. News? Hardly.
Gray Matter. Why do you assume a coworker would outright turn down a polite invitation.
As for kol isha, i’m, really not concerned a non frum teenager with mental disabilities, as the OP puts it, would do much singing of zemiros. The point here is, the coworker in this scenario (I highly doubt it actually happened) is not being very nice and friendly as he takes a dig at frum people, no reason to respond in kind, but invite them to see how beautiful it is to keep shabbos, the torah way.
If her singing inspires you so much, sit down to a shabbos seuda and sing zemiros. Better yet, both of you come join us at our seuda and join in our zemiros.
if you want to make afew bucks, pitch a merchandising plan to the agudah. stadium blankets, caps, banners $12 beers in aguda logo mugs.
“does anybody know what the plans are if it snows etc?”
Same thing football fans do. bundle up.June 19, 2019 11:30 am at 11:30 am in reply to: Whats Baltimore like nowadays.Still OOT or suitable for intown fam #1744485
You know what they say, never judge someone from baltimore until you walk a mile in their shabbos sneakers.
Rav Menashe Ben Yisroel, of Portugeese descent, who was Rav in Amsterdam in the mid 17th century, addressed the “10 lost shvatim” in a letter, published under the title “Mikveh Yisroel” in response to those who felt the recently discovered Inca Indians were descendents of the 10 shvatim.
If people believed the Inca indians were descended of the 10 shvatim, I guess any and all wild theories are on the table.
aaahhh, now I know! those “laz” words found in rashi are yiddish. thanks for the info. i should have known.
Probably less than 20% of all jews in the world.
“The first mishna in Kiddushin may be a nice place to start studying the kinyanim that apply to marriage”
the danger of superficially learning a sugya, or making assumptions about what other people write. there is erusin, there is nissuin. weddings “today” include the components of both erusin and nissuin. learn the sugya and the many opinions in the rishonim as to what contitutes nissuin (and even erusin) nowadays.
I’m not chassidish. I’m litvish. I am NOT a member of the chaim berlin community. I was told by my Rebbe, a brisker, to take my wife by the hand after the chuppa. but, then again, joseph ruled otherwise, I guess I am either chassidish or a chaim berliner, I just dont know it.
This is not a public display of affection. Zdad. ever see an older couple linked arm in arm leaning on each other walking down the street? Same thing.
“an expert in matters both worldly and heavenly.”
heavenly matters?June 12, 2019 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm in reply to: Who is Rav Shlomo Kanievsky? Is he being groomed to be the next Godol HaDor? #1741621
“be proud of your heritage”
What heritage? His heritage is all is 17 years.June 6, 2019 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm in reply to: Does a convert adopted by frum parents have a bashert? #1739599
“Do the thousands of unmarried girls have basherts ?
How about the thousands of unmarried boys?”
Hmmm….. where is the shadchan?
The scanning, might be faster. The bagging on the other hand could back up the self check out lanes to the point where the lines with a cashier actually move faster. Now, if they could get the machine to efficiently bag the groceries too….
With the cost to install and maintain the self checkout machines, coupled with the long lines and the resulting frustrated customers is it really worth it?
go into any whole foods or trader joes or any healthfood store (probably a decent sized grocery store too). MANY alternate “flours” to traditional flour. potato, corn, almond, brown rice, oat, spelt, rye, soy, chickpea and many more
The type of head covering often shows ones affiliation. just ask those baseball fans who wear a cap with the interlocking ny and those whose cap has the letter B in bosox font.
Do you mean wheat flour?
Salmon has no flour. Neither does chicken, roast beef, eggs or tuna fish. What exactly are you looking for?June 3, 2019 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm in reply to: Who is Rav Shlomo Kanievsky? Is he being groomed to be the next Godol HaDor? #1737224
Lets call a spade a spade. There were no Galcianers, Litvaks, Poilishers, Hungarians, Syrians, Moroccans, Persians, Tunisians, Teimanim or Yekkes at Har Sinai.June 3, 2019 11:16 am at 11:16 am in reply to: Who is Rav Shlomo Kanievsky? Is he being groomed to be the next Godol HaDor? #1737154
One can be certain that Rav Shlomo Kanievskys parents do/did all they could to ensure their son would become a gadol biyisroel. Its what all parents want and hopefully try to do.
The op is addressing the marketing of gedolim and their image by those with a vested interest, that is simply offensive and a bizayon hatorah.May 31, 2019 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm in reply to: Bochurim/Girls calling to come for shabbos seudas on Friday afternoon!! #1736285
worse than calling friday afternoon for an invite, is calling an hour before candle lighting to cancel.