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February 8, 2013 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958835
WB JF02! It’s been a veeeery looong time. And happy belated 22nd birthday! (I’m exactly one week late, but you can’t blame me considering your 3.5 year absence.)
P.S. We got a new English enforcer during your extended leave. Her name is Haifagirl. She took off quite commendably where you left off.January 29, 2013 1:07 am at 1:07 am in reply to: Ayin Horah Person #925066
DY: Why would you assume the case of a wife spending her husband’s money without reshus to be different than if someone took his dorm roommate’s money and bought something with it, without reshus? (Assuming it could be proven it was the roommate’s money and the roommate claims he gave no reshus.) Would you similarly say that the storeowner could keep the money with hamotzi mechavero alav haraya?January 28, 2013 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm in reply to: Ayin Horah Person #925058
zsd: It certainly is halacha. The key issue is whether she had reshus or not, either implied or expressed. In the OPs case, it is clear she had no reshus from him. Not even implied reshus.January 28, 2013 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm in reply to: Ayin Horah Person #925054
anon1m0us: You completely misunderstood. Of course you can’t demand any compensation from your wife, as she has no assets, it is all yours. But you have a legal right in beis din to demand that other women your wife gave (your) money to, to return it to you, as it was your money and your wife has no reshus to spend it without your permission.January 28, 2013 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm in reply to: Israeli birth certificate to non citizens #924758
akuperma: Nowadays the goyim almost as often have kids outside a relationship. So who the father is typically isn’t contingent on marriage, and the authorities usually recognize that.January 28, 2013 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm in reply to: Israeli birth certificate to non citizens #924756
This sounds like a common enough problem that you could inquire with a simple phone call to a lawyer or even an online legal forum/discussion board.January 28, 2013 10:55 am at 10:55 am in reply to: Good Riddance Mr. Haim Amsallem #925488
The chareidi rabbonim warned the Israeli government not to bring over the Russian goyim BEFORE they did it. So, yes, it certainly is their fault. They should never have brought those gentiles into EY.January 28, 2013 2:58 am at 2:58 am in reply to: Blaming the Same Gender Unions: A Personal Rant #927636
No, you dropped the ball. No one writes a kesuba without the intent to consume it with the maaisa. Who are you kidding? If they write the kesuba, they are doing the maaisa.
So the two possibilities are either the mishkav zochorniks doing the maaisa with a kesuba or without a kesuba. If we could outlaw and otherwise stop them from doing the maaisa altogether, we by all means should work on accomplishing that very worthwhile goal. (And it should be note that, in fact, the maaisa itself was illegal in the United States until in the not too distant past. So it isn’t only a pipe dream.) But considering that writing the kesuba on top of the maaisa makes it that much worse (as we all agree), we should certainly at least work against letting it advance that far (i.e. with a kesuba).
And that is exactly what we see the Gedolim shlita advocating, as we saw above from Rav Shmuel shlita.January 28, 2013 2:26 am at 2:26 am in reply to: Ayin Horah Person #925045
A wife cannot spend money without her husbands approval, since all the money is his. If she does, the husband can demand the money be returned to him from the person it was given to.
That’s what you should do.January 28, 2013 2:23 am at 2:23 am in reply to: Blaming the Same Gender Unions: A Personal Rant #927633
benig: What you are basically saying is that the maaisa of mishkav zochor is terrible but doing the maaisa plus witing a kesuba for it is even worse than just the maaisa without the kesuba.January 28, 2013 1:24 am at 1:24 am in reply to: Cannibalism in North Korea #924774
Is sending billions of dollars a year to Egypt a better use of money than to feed starving Koreans?January 28, 2013 12:36 am at 12:36 am in reply to: Cannibalism in North Korea #924771
No ties? The U.S. and N.K. are currently in a state of war. (And have been so since the Korean War in the ’50’s.)January 27, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm in reply to: Make up your mind #1016309
You got the facts wrong. Or, I should say that your questions only applies to those guilty of what you say. As to the rest of us, we don’t defend the medina or its PM at all. (Nor do we uncritically support Republicans, though 95 out of 100 times they are the better deal than the alternative.)January 27, 2013 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm in reply to: Cannibalism in North Korea #924764
The U.S. used to send them emergency food aid but they stopped it after the two governments kept getting at each other throats.January 27, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm in reply to: Cannibalism in North Korea #924761
The situation may be better or worse. Most likely the report has no bearing on the actual truth. Reports out of North Korea have historically been notoriously incorrect.January 27, 2013 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm in reply to: Yair Lapid to Chareidim- you won #927396
We didn’t ask the government to pave over the original pre-48 roads, etc.. We were happy using them. We can continue using the roads, etc. as we always had before.January 27, 2013 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm in reply to: Yair Lapid to Chareidim- you won #927394
I said ALL chareidim will stop paying any and all taxes. Working and non-working. Then they don’t have to fund our institutions and stuff.
Fair enough.January 27, 2013 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm in reply to: Cannibalism in North Korea #924759
There have never been reliable reports out of the reculsive North Korea, as no reporters are allowed in that country.
So take everything you read with 10 grains of salt.January 27, 2013 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm in reply to: Yair Lapid to Chareidim- you won #927392
The Chareidim will stop paying Israeli income tax and their stores wont send in VAT/sales tax and wont pay any other taxes or fees, and the government wont have to send our yeshivas money.
They dont pay us and we dont pay them. Fair enough.January 27, 2013 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm in reply to: Getting lost #924389
torah613: Of course it is ethical. That is what a date is all about! You can find out more about your dating partner in one “getting lost” incident than five other dates combined.January 27, 2013 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm in reply to: Getting lost #924386
Guys test girls reaction by pretending to get lost. Girls, you need not only be on your best behavior when he gets “lost”, but if you reject a date because he got lost then you failed the test. He wants to be “rejected” if that’s how you feel. He doesn’t want to marry a picky girl who flips out when someone gets lost.January 27, 2013 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm in reply to: Yair Lapid to Chareidim- you won #927381
A few short years ago they also said Tommy Lapid wasn’t going away anytime soon.
And see where he is now.January 27, 2013 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm in reply to: Draft issues refined #924274
Limud Torah IS national service.January 27, 2013 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm in reply to: Blaming the Same Gender Unions: A Personal Rant #927623
benignuman: Try to find any historical example where the gentiles officially sanctified and/or recognized homosexuality as a so-called “marriage”. That is a unique issue that the Gemora takes a stronger stand against than even “mere” relations outside of a recognized (so-called) “marriage”.January 27, 2013 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm in reply to: Draft issues refined #924270
The Generals have publicly stated on the record that the Army is doing perfectly fine currently as it is without the Chareidim and they’ve clearly and unambiguously stated that the Army DOES NOT NEED THE CHAREIDIM.
They could not be clearer. What is so difficult to understand about that point?
They said the one and only reason they want to draft the Chareidim is for political reasons for the chilonim.
Capice?January 14, 2013 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm in reply to: Giving Tzedkah for Private Jets #920696
gavra: I got the “joke”. The point is that it is misapplied and off.January 14, 2013 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm in reply to: Giving Tzedkah for Private Jets #920692
I don’t see any Satmar chasidim protesting the TSA or anyone. All I see is an article that makes some claims that it attributes to no one in particular.January 14, 2013 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923891
mdd: Eretz Yisroel is not the chilonim’s home. Eretz Yisroel is the home of the Bnei Torah and the chilonim are the guests.January 14, 2013 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923870
Since we agree that anyone who desires to learn Torah full time is entitled to do so, even if he doesn’t have a good head, let me ask you what DaasYochid asked earlier: If the State forced a certain percent of Chareidim to join the army and leave the Beis Medrash, who will choose who is going to be forced to leave the Beis Medrash? A test cannot be the answer, since as we agreed someone who cannot learn well but really wants to learn is entitled to do so.January 14, 2013 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923863
1. If we shouldn’t take legal funding, we must be exempted from all taxation. Additionally, the rules specifically exempt us from the draft (as they have since the first day the State existed), so in this sense we in fact ARE following the rules.
2. A desire to learn Torah most certainly IS all that’s needed. Even if one doesn’t have a good head for learning. Of course effort must go along with it. See YD Hichos Talmud Torah 246:21 and see Rambam who says all that’s needed is to desire to learn.
3. The Israeli army is FAR more pritzusdik than the average American job.
4. They should continue having an army. No one said otherwise. There are plenty of chilonim to fill the army.
5. The Generals and Israeli politicians publicly said as much. And it was reported in the zionists own press.
The Amish also do not serve as an entire group. But we have much better reasons, as I enumerated above.January 14, 2013 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923856
1. Because we (the Agudas Yisroel, etc.) oppose the very existence of the State. We cooperate with it since it de facto exists. And we don’t advocate its dismantelment since once it was born destroying it completely is worse. But we minimize our interaction and cooperation with it to the bare minimum.
2. Because anyone who wants to learn Torah full-time is entitled to do so even if he is a poor learner. All that is to be expected of him is to DESIRE to learn Torah.
3. Because the State Army is full of pritzus and will inevitably make many frum draftees into chilonim.
4. Because Torah learning is the true and best protection for Klal Yisroel, much more effectively than being a soldier.
5. Because the Army doesn’t need us. They are doing fine without us. Even their own Generals publicly admit that drafting Chareidim will NOT help the Army and, in fact, will make the Army’s job more difficult.January 11, 2013 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm in reply to: Grocery Shopping on a tight budget #920171
If you need to save money on groceries, there is a strong possibility you qualify for food stamps. You should apply to get it.January 11, 2013 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm in reply to: Assur to Review Frum Establishment on Yelp #918978
It is certainly and unquestionably assur to post a negative review on a subjective matter such as how the food tasted at a restaurant.January 11, 2013 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm in reply to: Jacob Lew, Orthodox Jew? #918956
In the early part of the last century heroic yidden in America were moser nefesh to not work on Shabbos Kodesh. They would lose their job each and every week in order not to work on Shabbos Kodesh.
Now we celebrate looking for heterim — which may not even exist?January 11, 2013 5:40 am at 5:40 am in reply to: Assur to Review Frum Establishment on Yelp #918970
WM: To understand if and why anyone might disagree. There was no why’s provided by the respondent I addressed. (And I don’t believe any why’s will hold water, but would like to hear any theories.)
Regarding your first question, indeed you wouldn’t know beforehand if there are any negatives. [Though it is reasonable to assume most places with more than a few reviews will likely contain some negatives.] Since you know there might be loshon hora among the reviews, you ought to refrain from reading them.January 11, 2013 4:15 am at 4:15 am in reply to: Assur to Review Frum Establishment on Yelp #918967
V. Meshuganar: Sure it would be assur. Why shouldn’t it be?January 10, 2013 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm in reply to: Touro college #919691
Rav Yeruchem Gorelick (of YU) would refer to him, when speaking to others, as simply “JB”.January 10, 2013 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm in reply to: Questions on Jewish Status/Identity #918850
This is more informative:
http://www.cross-currents.com/archives/2008/06/05/on-halacha-no-compromises/January 10, 2013 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm in reply to: Questions on Jewish Status/Identity #918847
zsdad: It was Rabbi Avrohom Sherman shlita, not Rav Eliashev, who ruled Druckman’s mass Russian conversions were not valid as he was converting Russians en masse who never accepted the mitzvos and never kept the mitzvos, even the morning after their mikva dip.
And, by the way, Rabbi Sherman is a religious zionist.January 10, 2013 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm in reply to: Questions on Jewish Status/Identity #918846
Rav Eliashev quit working for the rabbunut because of disgust with Goren’s reprehensible conduct in the Langer matter.January 10, 2013 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm in reply to: Keep Losing Bluetooth Headset #918762
There is a health risk by using a bluetooth?January 10, 2013 1:55 am at 1:55 am in reply to: Rishonim vs Acharonim #926862
When did the period of “Achronim” end? Or are we still in the Achronim period today? If not, what are we in?January 10, 2013 1:12 am at 1:12 am in reply to: Questions on Jewish Status/Identity #918829
No he isn’t correct. No one ever changed anything after the fact. Not nowadays, not ever. What rabbonim have done, both nowadays and always in the past, is make a legal determination whether a purported conversion was ever valid in the first place.January 10, 2013 12:54 am at 12:54 am in reply to: Marrying Someone as a Chesed #918644
This is one of the biggest chasodim that a person could do! Imagine, you will be living a lifetime of chesed. Every day you will be married to your spouse and tolerating her chasorins and helping her along with it. That is piling up chasodim each and every day of your married lifetime.
Unfortunately I cannot engage in this tremendous form of chesed due to cherem rabbeinu gershom and that I am already married to a wonderful spouse without any chesronos (other than having married me.)January 10, 2013 12:27 am at 12:27 am in reply to: Questions on Jewish Status/Identity #918827
danny: take your political diatribes elsewhere.January 6, 2013 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm in reply to: The Jewish Press #917959
Y. Doe: That Klass member didn’t dispute the quote, he merely questioned its source. It is a well-known quote and that Klass (he is a cousin who works in the paper’s advertising department) himself said he heard the quote many times when he was growing up and in yeshiva.January 6, 2013 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm in reply to: Practice Dating #918031
It is a complete halachic violation of every precept of tznius. And that is true even if both dating parties agreed to practice date beforehand and both knew there is no prospect for marriage. This is even putting aside the false representation and lying to the dating partner if he/she is unaware that he/she is merely being used as a guinea pig.November 8, 2012 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm in reply to: VAS License Plates on a Non-Emergency Vehicle #1031273
2scents: That is still an abuse of the placard. The Department didn’t issue him the placard so that he can illegally park at a No Parking zone while he goes to work at his private employer.
(Hospital nurses in NYC aren’t issued placards to park in No Parking zones. MonseyFan indicated he saw a large Hatzala placard being displayed in his windshield. This happens a lot more frequently than is being admitted.)November 8, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am in reply to: Boro Park / Flatbush / Kensington / Benzenhurst #907114
Wolf: Where’s your Italian spirit? 😉
Thanks for the correction.
P.S. How would you address the substance of the question?November 7, 2012 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm in reply to: Stoning of an adulterers #903529