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sometimes the “best” “top” or “most respected” guy in the yeshiva is also the most aggressive least emotionally intelligent and not hygenic if that’s what you want go for it but just know everyone is a whole package.November 1, 2010 12:33 am at 12:33 am in reply to: Jews Ought to Vote Republican – The Torah Supports Conservatism #705211
if you read history youll see that it wasnt always the way it is now, the two parties have evolved over the past 75 years. democrats/liberals have pushed many issues over the years that created the enviroment we now live in. there are too many examples but one off the top of my head is discrimination against all minorities including jews. certain abuses were accepted in the past that wouldnt be considered now. granted with time things were pushed well past the limit of proper balance but my point is with a fuller perspective of history you can gain alot of wisdom. often you might meet a old timer (frum person) who is a staunch democrat and i think this is the reason. c’s am i giving any haskama to the current democratic party just saying that many issues jews value about conservatism was only brought about over the yrs by the counter balance of the democratic party
sorry for interrupting the flow but i just noticed this thread and i have a Q from a few days ago . what does yeshivish mean in referance to a girl , that she uses yiddish ? has brisker payos?
get a bottle of vodka pass it around and turn up the music (haha jk) get the whole family on the couch and make fun of previous disasterous trips and everyone elses ideas its alot of fun ive done it twice already
pnp- i agree, dr pepper was extremely entertaining.
omis- i nominate dr. pepper for his ability to argue very pleasantly.
sometimes you see ppl use the torah and their knowledge of it to be confrontational, i dont appreciate that bec they might actually be right, but it turns ppl off (i think i just broke my own request for no negativty…sorry)
mybat thanks for the feedback. isnt that sad when the main purpose of chinuch is to equip ppl with the love for judiasm so that when they finally have choices they will make the right ones.
goldenflow had a great comeback when new square made “easy pour” bottles with less juice.
the ad said – “we trust you know how to pour we’ll leave you the extra juice”
its a personal favorite. anyone see any funny ads lately?
i dont know if this is specifically a BY problem but from comments made by female relatives of mine and things ive read, it seems the plan in girls school to keep the girls on the strait and narrow is to drown them in homework so that they never have a free second to do s/t wrong .
my friend told me his sister had to do s/t ridiculous like go thro the whole breishes and note every time the ramban mentioned someones name.
it also seems that any actual intelligence is not tolerated, bec any question asked that indicates a girl isnt at the highest level of emunah and bitochon at the ripe old age of 15, elicits a reprimand. (could it be that the teacher feels challenged bec she doesnt know the answer)
anecdotally, i was walking with my sister in the street, (sorry to all the tznius police) she saw her teacher coming and hid behind me, how sad is that. as a guy the rebbeim are always trying to have a kesher with the guys (having an oneg or just being friendly) that is the most important part of chinuch in my opinion. the best affect a teacher has on students is thro a relationship that the students feel the teacher loves them and cares about them.
i wonder, is the disagreement about the importance of looks split between women and men
the best rule/answer for every question in life, is its a balance and you need sechel and daas torah to find the balance
as my rebbi says rules are only good for ppl with sechel otherwise each rule is just another opportunity for the person to display his foolishness. tzaddikim yelchu bo…
charliehall- thanks for the recommendations
ronrsr – my mother wanted me to read books by frum authors. but she didnt stop me from going to the library (i guess she realized kids need an outlet and better one you know about than one you dont)and by the time she tried convincing me i was already reading books far more advanced than the avg. jewish book so it was a lost cause.
the truth is its dangerous bec most books arent so clean and it was hard to part w reading, which i did for the most part in my first years of bais medrash
does anyone know how to speak directly to a moderator my posts never seem to go thro
i was an avid reader as a kid and my mother tried convincing me jewish authors are just as good. instead of arguing i took the book read until page 25 and accurately “guessed” the rest of the book, conflict and climax. the problem is many are so predictable bec the ending is either the main characters get married,become frum or both always while saying tons of tehillom.which leads to my other problem that authors insist on leaving morals that couldnt be missed by a blind illiterate cow on a dark night with no moon. which destroys the imaginative part of the book . this is a real example- i was reading a book about a secret agent sneaking up on a campsite (his name was like shmerel or s/t just as ridiculous for a spy, y cant they have goyish names)who stopped to say tehillom b4 the operation, i mean c’mon.y cant jewish authors write regular novels minus all the bad stuff and leave the morals for the rabbis or inspirational books
dunno- what criteria did this rosh use to determine she was right for him. at least the guy in the flat tire story had a coversation and a hakaras hatov card from the girl to help .i would tend to doubt passing s/o in the street is a reasonable system of finding a life long soulmate
cuz its the answer to every Q
i once saw an accident occur between a young lady (her fault)and an older woman.five very concerned baal middos (goyim) immidately ran over to check if one of them was ok guess which