Forum Replies Created
I don’t know if the chumra is worth the chillul hashem. I was on a plane where they asked everyone to sit quickly, as ben gurion was about to close a runway. A member of a certain chasidus refused to sit thereby delaying the flight until the runway was reopened 45 minutes later. Everyone on the flight missed mincha in shul when we landed as a result of this. Also, I was speaking to the flight attendants on that flight and they had quite an unfavorable impression of religious Jews. Chumros are nice but seichel must be applied to ascertain the correct time and place.May 26, 2013 4:22 am at 4:22 am in reply to: I am not in high school anymore, Chessed is nice, BUT I need a parnassah! #955247
Sounds pretty rough. Hatzlacha finding a job.
Why does it bother you? Baruch Hashem there are many today searching for appropriate reading material. In any case, it’s a business discussion, it’s not like donations are being used for most projects.
DaasYochid, if there is such a video, assume that it refers to every scenario unless an Adam Gadol says otherwise. The acceptance situation has gotten to be extremely out of hand. Today’s society has many pros but school attitudes (which come from parents not rabbanim with da’as torah) are not one of them. The fallout from not getting accepted has tremendous negative long-term ramifications.April 7, 2013 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132788
In the residential non-Chasidish neighborhoods north of Viola and some south of 59 (and others i.e. olympia as well) there isn’t such a Chasidish presence. That being said, all commercial areas are heavily populated by Chasidim. After all, without the Chasidim, Monsey would not have the wide range of stores that make it suitable for frum life. Being that Monsey is so suburban, the residential and commercial areas (especially being that most stores are confined to the main st. area) are kept seperate. The only way to truly see is to go visit!
To 147. Look at Igros Moshe, Orach Chaim chelek bais siman 95 towards the end, paragraph beginning with “U’bdvar haekudin”. It seems to be clear that music and dancing with participation by all is permitted throughout Sheva Brachos even after Rosh chodesh for wedding before rosh chodesh and after Lag B’omer for weddings on Lag B’omer. I have not seen anyone who does this but Rav Moshe zatzal seems to imply that it is the norm in such instances.
There are two Carlebach shuls, Mekarev and Bei Rav. You can get a nice Carlebach experience by Havdala so go to Breslov (main shul) Lail Shabbos. It’s a beautiful building and the davening is inspirational. They also dance which is amazing to participate in given the size of the shul and the amount of mispallelim. As an added plus, in the Breslov shul stand near the western side during Lecha Dodi looking out on shkia, understanding that YOU are in the original place where Lecha Dodi was sung. For a cheaper option than a hotel, rent a tzimmer (get a phone number from any yeshiva bachur currently learning in the aretz) and buy takeout from Mendi’s (eidah chareidis hashgacha). Most tzimmer’s offer fridges and hotplates so you’ll be ok. Enjoy the wonderful, mystical, and sacred city of Safed. And make sure to drink a Safed Mystique!