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  • in reply to: Chicken for the seder – I need advice, fast! #1845151
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    Milhouse you can grill chicken and then cook it in a sauce (source: Rabbi Lesches of Melbourne)
    “Roasted meat or poultry may not be eaten
    at the Seder, even if it was cooked prior to
    roasting. However, it may be eaten if it was
    cooked after roasting. [Liver is often just
    roasted, and it should therefore not be
    eaten at the Seder.] Pot-roast is treated as
    regular roast, unless water or juice is added
    before cooking.”

    in reply to: Backyard minyanim #1844959
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    it is not a kula to daven with a minyan. It is outright evil and despicable to do so at this time

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    Godwin’s rule: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”

    in reply to: Should we be medicating our kids? #1757408
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    Children need to be taught k’darko. My niece was bored to tears every day because she wasn’t challenged enough. She wanted to learn more but nope, need to stick with the rest of the class. Others are falling behind behind but they too must keep up with the rest of the class so they keep sinking since the next skill depends on what they have failed to learned previously. We have the technology for self paced mastery education…it’s about time we use it.
    However, if there is an actual medical issue then the child needs medication. All of the technology and ideas in education won’t be able to mask a real medical condition

    in reply to: Returning To The Derech #1756748
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    joy is important but there also has to be an intellectual component as well. Especially if people have questions and not only are they treated with no answers or superficial answers but even a “how can you even think of asking this?” kind of response

    in reply to: Getting over Android Game addiction #1753320
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    what I do for all sorts of things of this nature is make a cheshbon hanefesh chart. Make a table in Word with a column for every day of the week plus Total and a new row for every goal you keep track of. Set a goal: maybe you think you can go without it completely, maybe limit it to just 30 minutes or so. Check off if you met your goal the next day and also check off how many times you met your goal after every week, month ,etc

    in reply to: Returning To The Derech #1753146
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    Yanky probably did have some classes but like most classes and shiurim, if you just listen to them and don’t actively work on internalizing them, it will be in one ear and out the other. Next time you go to a shiur that isn’t on Shabbos, bring a pencil and notebook. Test yourself, review and ask questions. Don’t just rely on osmosis and inspiration of the experience because that doesn’t last long.

    in reply to: Returning To The Derech #1750299
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    There are lots of teens that are into Shabbos texting but keep everything else. People who eat treif from time to time, to see what the fuss is all about, but they keep shabbos. Some people are frum even though they say loshon hora and get into nasty arguments with other Jews! So some people have taavos to do things that you would never dream of, but they still have a connection to Hashem. I know someone who would go to non kosher places…but also davened. In private. It wasn’t to impress anyone.
    And others do a really good job at fooling people with how many things they keep even though they have nothing to do with Hashem….or so they want to think.

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1749337
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    I read through the thread…can’t say I read every single post but it was a long read. Sad story but please never give up.

    One thing that I couldn’t help but notice though…he was described by the things he did or didn’t do. He wore jeans, didn’t keep Shabbos, etc. But really missing was the sense of his connection to Hashem. The love for Hashem for giving us the ability to see, hear and smell, the gift of just being alive. The awe of Hashem for the management of the entire universe, from the largest galaxies to the tiniest sub atomic particles at every second. This sense of appreciation for everything Hashem does seemed to be missing and I couldn’t understand why not.

    in reply to: AOC on Concentration Camps… What??? #1745762
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    AOC and also Ilhan Omar and Linda Sarsour backing her…

    in reply to: Less than 50% of Sephardim don Tefillin. #1745502
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    many sephardim are not keeping very much, especially in America. That is why Chazaq’s work is very very important

    in reply to: Unacceptable Grammar #1741374
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    People who know how to learn, speak yeshivish and learn gemara. People who don’t know how to learn, speak proper Hebrew and learn dikduk…
    The same is true of every field. Those that can’t solve problems like to think they are superior by pointing out grammatical mistakes instead of making useful contributions to the world.

    in reply to: Unacceptable Grammar #1741373
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    you know if someone is Israeli if he says ‘chamesh shekel’ instead of ‘chamisha shkalim’

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    The difference between Ashkenaz and Sephardic Torah is not about the gedolim. It is that the average ashkenazic baalei batim were more learned than the sephardim. The european tailor might not know all of shas but he could at least learn through gemara and Tosfos that he remembered from his yeshiva days. This is something that Rav Ovadya had to change and it is much better now, at least in EY.

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    If you want to know who is a gadol, try to be a gadol yourself and then find someone who knows more than you. But unless you really try for yourself, your gedolim will always be ‘picked’ for you.

    in reply to: What if I don't want to buy back the chometz from the goy? #1150362
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    I assume the OP doesn’t have any single malts 🙂

    in reply to: Shidduch Segullah! #1150803
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    solution to the shidduch crisis: become better people, especially with relating to others. Pushing people who are not mature enough to get married is not a solution.

    in reply to: What's with the left wing and kitniyos #1149182
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    Even sefardim agree that kitniyot, such as rice, have to be checked for actual chametz. They know how to check, it is part of their mesora just like they know how to look for simanim of kosher grasshoppers. Theoretical knowledge is not enough; one must have actual real life experience. Ashkenazim don’t have this mesora and have no business taking from the sefardim.

    in reply to: I Want Moshiach NOW #1148875
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    One should never say “and THIS is why moshiach didn’t come.”

    in reply to: Trump – Fascist Demagogue? #1117715
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    I support Israel’s Law of return…muslims shouldn’t have the right to immigrate there.

    in reply to: Chassidus #1105759
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    Read a Student’s Obligation Chovas Ha Talmidim if you want to know what it is about

    in reply to: Modern Orthodoxy #1145990
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    MO and YU shita are 2 very different things. Anyone (including those who follow YU shita) can say they are MO but not everyone can say they are following the YU shita

    in reply to: Ban the CR-No Mechitza! #1095497
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    Men and women don’t just speak differently, they type differently as well. Yes, we can tell.

    in reply to: #1052329
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    There are many shiurim that I can’t understand because I don’t know yiddish. Artscroll isn’t going to translate everything.

    It’s too bad that some of those who consider themselves to be ‘modern’ are in favor of ignorance.

    in reply to: Israel Elections 2015 #1061950
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    He’s from Monroe. The scattered minority opinion over there is probably TO vote, if such an opinion even exists there at all.

    in reply to: Mishpacha vs. Family First #1043739
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    There’s a big difference between “It’s OK to work instead of kollel” versus “why aren’t those kollel guys working?”

    in reply to: Mishpacha vs. Family First #1043721
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    So Mishpacha isn’t ramaz/YCT kind of left-of-center but more like “I’m frum but with it and get a job, guys” left-of-center?

    in reply to: What is the stupidest thing invented? #1042808
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    terrorism

    in reply to: akuperma #1114299
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    akuperma most definitely does NOT post on every single article.

    For example, take a look at “Nissan, Honda, Chrysler Report US Sales Increases” He has absolutely nothing to say! We certainly would appreciate some insight on this topic.

    in reply to: Help Mouse alert #1040886
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    The only thing worse thing than finding a mouse is…finding half of a mouse.

    in reply to: Kosher Delight #1039466
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    Yes, I read the posted sig before responding. Not everyone is from Flatbush.

    in reply to: Chinuch dilemma #1039373
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    If you potch kids and scream, you are teaching kids it’s OK for them to potch and scream. If you lie and talk during davening, they will see it’s OK for them to lie and talk during davening.

    If they see you learn Torah and do mitzvos with joy they will follow that example.

    in reply to: Q–>How was the Shabbos Project? #1039412
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    yes I realize it was too harsh. Just as you don’t want to turn people off from Shabbos by being harsh about it, I also shouldn’t turn people off from doing kiruv and hachnosas orchim by being harsh about it, making them feel guilty, etc. Torah should be made pleasant to all Jews and not just newbies.

    in reply to: Kosher Delight #1039464
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    YW Moderator-42: Which KD are you referring to? The one in Flatbush is still open.

    Not any more..

    in reply to: best eateries in nyc #1039213
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    Want 20 oz dry aged wagyu $uper everything $teak? Prime Grill

    Want something interesting like fleishig desserts (you thought they’d use margarine???) and coconut mozzarella? Pardes

    in reply to: Shwarma in Lakewood #1039190
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    Eat a Pita has shawarma

    and smoked BBQ ribs!

    in reply to: Most amazing kugel #1039194
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    Maybe brown the meat first. If it’s not dry, it may sink into the bottom?

    Keep in mind there are no onions in this if you leave out the shallot jam

    in reply to: YWN ads and satmar for Cuomo #1039679
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    It’s sad to think of the abortions of Jewish babies…

    in reply to: Q–>How was the Shabbos Project? #1039406
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    If you’re not interested in it then don’t be surprised when your children aren’t interested in Shabbos.

    in reply to: YWN ads and satmar for Cuomo #1039669
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    We need to help Hashem by taking a stand for morality.

    in reply to: Caller VS Hikind – who wins? #1040177
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    No the burden is not on the one opposing the plan. You don’t spend millions of dollars on a plan that may possibly work if only you win a royal flush 3 times in a row in your poker game tomorrow even if it is theoretically possible.

    If some kid goes to a bank “Hey I have a great plan to take over microsoft, lend me a million dollars!” Should we be surprised if the bank says no without giving a reason? First, prove you have what it takes instead of coming out of nowhere with all kinds of untested ideas.

    in reply to: Caller VS Hikind – who wins? #1040174
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    If you have a plan the burden of proof is on you to show how it will work instead of maybe possibly hopefully it could if one day unicorns will fly to Boro park on July 2, 2016.

    in reply to: Hikind says Caller's apartments wont happen. TELL US WHY! #1039047
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    I’m surprised he can only find one issue to run against Hikind after his many years of public service. What else does he stand for? Surely he doesn’t agree with him on everything else.

    Somehow, I think there’s some inside thing (to get ‘their’ guy in) that is the real reason for his support and this housing issue is just to have something to say to the public.

    in reply to: What should a Rebbe do #1039147
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    I don’t understand how someone could justify delaying the study of Torah for an article of clothing that many great rabbonim don’t even wear. Is it a halacha to wear a tie?

    in reply to: What should a Rebbe do #1039144
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    A Rebbe with a tie? I only saw that at the mitzva tantz

    in reply to: The Shabbos App Controversy #1061194
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    I was under the assumption this could be a solution for medical and military personnel to minimize actual melacha when sakana is not so clear cut. Instead, it sounds like it will be used by a bunch of silly kids.

    in reply to: Modern music is bad #1039025
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    rebyidd: I interpret ‘rock and roll’ to mean all popular music such as reggae, trance, Lady Gaga, etc.

    While there’s a lot of Jewish pop out there, I am not aware of anything that sounds like Elvis or death metal. And I hope I never do.

    in reply to: Talking to the dead #1038864
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    they speak dead languages such as Latin and Egyptian

    in reply to: #I'm ready #1038742
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    hashtag also posted:

    “I wake up every morning at 6 in order to have time to do my hair. I have stick straight hair and like it curled and wavy, pinned back. “

    if that’s a guy we are in big trouble!

    in reply to: Why Do You Think Bnos Obama Yerushalayim Was Hit by Hurricane? #1038711
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    Bnos Obama Seminary. hmm I don’t think that will be so good for shiduchim…

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