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  • in reply to: Yom Kippur like Purim #2008665
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    Is anyone aware of the first מקור of this comparison? Is it טור ברקת perhaps?

    in reply to: COVID Vaccine and Fertility #2007914
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    If you eat garlic you increase fertility. If you don’t you are at status quo. If you vax you lose it. So what happens if you make a cocktail with קנאבעל and the vax?

    in reply to: Shorts #2006775
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    While we can’t say shorts are אסור on יום כפור because the כהן גדול wore them when he went into the קדש הקדשים, we can alert you to the concerns many Rabbonim had . I think the discussion about מכנסים in general is in the שדה חמד ,the Rav of Krasovbazar.Tried to keep it short.

    in reply to: Different levels of religious observance (frumkeit) #2004714
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    The famous question of שכר מצווה is not in this world. As it says היום לעשותם ולא…. but in the very next pasuk it says reward of עקב תשמעון. So the Baaley Musar say, you get the reward for the excess and chumra in this world ( the עקב) .But the reward for din is in Olam Haba.

    in reply to: Piyutim at the end of slichos. #2004713
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    Chazan ZK did a good job on הלבן חטאינו. Roitman did אשמנו מכל עם. To be מלמד זכות, our מנהג is to be מרבה only on ערב ראש השנה, so the דולג is not מפסיד.

    in reply to: wearing a yamulka in a professional setting #2004712
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    My father in law’s Rebbe ,the Maharam Brisk wrote on this topic with respect to the Hungarian milieu. RMF deals with it in the IM with respect to an American milieu. As the world turns NB the PM wears it but MB a”h did not.

    in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003680
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    I am writing specifically about the YI of PP whose Rabbi SR was legendary as both a politician and a spiritual leader. The unfortunate demise of the shul and the 25 others in the area is over simplified by the cliche of dwindling membership. The representation that a merger solved anyone’s membership problem is quite infantile . On one hand you write that even small communities have Yeshivas למיניהם. But PP remains unfortunately an עיר הנידחת. The fall of the vast YI movement was discussed by the LR who saw it happening. YI is שומר שבת.You can’t be an officer otherwise. That is a great קידוש השם on paper. I encourage each group to be proud of their past and plan a bright future. The criticisms are basic silliness. שבת שלום

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2002630
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    How did you learn פשט in the פסוק that ביום ההוא יהיה…אחד. What about now? Also I don’t think anyone disputes the concept of emanations to explain how יש came from אין. That is where your problem starts. How did the world come to exist ? The Rosh Hayeshiva RAS stressed כבוד אלוקים הסתר. Etc.

    in reply to: The last Jew in Afghanistan #2000110
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    There is an Afghani shul in Queens. A while back I heard the רב הראשי speak there.

    in reply to: Shoftim – Shochad, Bribe #2000107
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    A quick question. Does the דיין get Malkos for taking the bribe? If yes, then he must do a mayseh? Does a dayan have to check his clothes anytime except Erev Shabbos? Is giving a psak considered a mayseh? Just trying to divert the discussion to Halacha Lemayseh. Please RE be mochel me.

    in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1998936
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    The issue of whether the עולם התורה is or is not a הוראת שעה.

    in reply to: Charaidim #1995415
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    Charedi usually means that you go lechumra no matter who says its permissible. Like cholov yisrael for example. When really companies are ok. Eruv is ok when its an emergency. Short jackets ,fedoras,wristwatches, short sleeve shirts,shaving,a chupp and much much more.

    in reply to: Inspirational Shabbos letter in Yated ?? #1995376
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    Didn’t see the Yated. The Denver Rav, Harav Ginsberg wrote on inyanim of Shabbos. Will check hebrewbooks.He wrote on נביאים as well. I had his sefarim years go.

    in reply to: Jewish Comedy #1994404
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    His brothers were also Rabbonim. I think he was related to the chief Rabbi of Moscow involved in the Beilis trial. I think though he was a Talmid of the Rosh Yeshiva RMF having come from the LES.

    in reply to: Shabbos Nachmu #1994318
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    RE you are welcome. Your comments are appreciated. תחזקנה ידיכם.

    in reply to: Shabbos Nachmu #1994193
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    THE grammar of nachamu is a פיעל which starts with a פתח under the פ הפועל and a שוא נע and דגש חזק under the ע הפועל.This is modified because a ח can’t take a דגשor a שוא נע. But it takes the חטף instead of the שוא נע. The dagesh is omitted.Gay vays.Shabbat ( dagesh chazak) shalom.

    in reply to: Shabbos Nachmu #1994084
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    Please excuse RE for the indiscretion of not writing the chataf.There is no patach alone either. It is a compound nekudah And guess what? Its kiflayim.

    in reply to: Theological question #1992088
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    The same question may be asked on the Kedushaלכאורה when we repeat the ק word 3 times. That however comes directly from the נביא. And is explained by the תרגוםto refer to 3 dimensions. Here the intent of repetition is sing song so its a question if any of them count.

    in reply to: Men and tznius #1991096
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    Could you please recommend some books for men on this subject like frum women have oz vehadar and others so that we can see the contemporary approach of our leading poskim.Similarly, the YW allowed Rabbi Weiner’s sefer on beards even though Gedolei Olam like Harav Frank permitted shavers as did relatives of the Chofetz Chaim. Similarly in the alteh Mir ,Kamenetz, Novardok, etc.Chachmei Lublin .The Agudas Harabonim had many many clean shaven Rabonim.Why the nausea?

    in reply to: Do you try on clean clothes before the 9 days? #1990211
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    As a child I remember Oberlander Yidden who would not change clothes. Not the suit and not the shirt. They sang לכה דודי toאלי ציון.Any memories past or present?

    in reply to: Helping people learn how to learn #1989561
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    Please use the Gemara card which is laminated.Also 12th grade in high school should have a mandatory daf yomi to acclimate to that direct halimud.I will be davening for hatzlacha for all of you.

    in reply to: Otzar HaCochma vs. HebrewBooks vs. Bar-Ilan #1988220
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    As the Rambam said when he compiled his יד. You don’t need any other ספרים.I have used hebrewbooks.org and it is quite an עבודת יד. Until that time if you wanted a sefer from the 16th or 17th century you had to buy a xerox copy in short supply by Biegeleisen.Now you can print what you want. Additionally prime Litvishe Yeshivas print heftlech of Meforshim like never before.

    in reply to: 40th Siyum Harambam This Sunday!!! #1982190
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    Please remember that for Yemeni Jews, all there is , is the Rambam. There is a famous vort why the trees will rejoice in the time of Moshiach. Because we can ask the Rambam himself what he meant and won’t need trees for paper to print theories and conjectures. BTW, why don’t we say chazak but instead substitute hadran?

    in reply to: Where have all the Yekkes gone? #1979488
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    What about piyut?Lecha dodi like Eli Tziyon?

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    Do you think nonJews have a mitzvah of having children or it is only a Jewish mitzvah? Same for men and women? Is the family unit a sociological or religious construct?

    in reply to: Rebbetzin Without A Rov? #1972194
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    Please correct me if I error. Firstly the Shedlitzer was Rav Pam’s uncle. Secondly , in some Yeshivas ,the Rosh Yeshivista was more of an influence on the bachurim than the Rosh Yeshiva. Similarly in some Young Israel’s the Rabbanit was better in Gemara than the Rav because her yichus was greater even though the Rav finished shas at 17 in Brownsville. Anyone remember?

    in reply to: Why do yeshivos give off or end early on Lag Baomer #1969824
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    Day schools run by Yirei Shomayim stay open on chol Hamoed so that the talmidim can experience a Sukkah and Pesach. One Yeshiva Day School required attendance Friday night to experience the Shabbos. The Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva Harav Kamai said his pilpul Friday at twilight. That was the appropriate time he said. Lag Sameach

    in reply to: Tznius of the legs – Oz V’hadar Levusha #1961746
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    Thanks for the kind words. I was responding to the mention of Rav Henkin’s nephew in Israel. Thought some might remember the levaya of the uncle who was the Posek Hador. If anybody spots the dayelet please let us know. BE

    in reply to: Meaningful Hesber on an alternative reason for the 4 Cups #1961576
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    Esteemed Rav AB . You are right about the tree. I am indeed chaser aleph in that one. The Ibn Ezra is beloved by all segments of Klal Yisrael. Many perushim were done as well like the Margalios Tovah I think. His son in law may have been the Kuzari or vice versa.Remember Tosfos brings his kasha in Kidushin as well . I enjoy reading your writings and wish you a Good Moed. You learned in American Yeshivas? Formerly BE. Now I may have to get a new nom de plume.

    in reply to: Tznius of the legs – Oz V’hadar Levusha #1961579
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    Like RE I too am an alman for a few years. A woman passes away , her husband mourns primarily. Like by Rus. The only thing I remember about Rav PEF sefer is that he glamorizes the dayelet as a tzniut model. Anybody remember the levaya of Rav Henkin on the LES? If I remember Harav Schorr zatzal was in excessive mourning. It was in the early 70’s I think.

    in reply to: Meaningful Hesber on an alternative reason for the 4 Cups #1961172
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    Thanks for unmasking me. I knew it would happen sooner or later. You can’t satisfy everybody. Are you related to the Machon Yerushalayim Bukspan or the Hungarian Rosh Yeshiva who was killed akh”s in 1944? Back to Rav Klatzkin. The one I refer to was the Mariampol Rav. I think his sefer was Even Harosha. I appreciate your classy lamdonus. Good Moed

    in reply to: Meaningful Hesber on an alternative reason for the 4 Cups #1960862
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    Dear Rav AB. very nice drush from Rav Klatzkin. Is he the author of the famous teshuva on defining mummification? I remember a teshuva from him years ago on that subject. Also another teshuva which I cant identify but deals with rubber? Please forgive me. Anyway it is pretty clear that the dichotomy in Pirkei Avot about being an eved seeking pras vs. one fearful of G-d is not represented here.Good Shabbos and thanks

    in reply to: Kitniyos on Erev Pesach #1959486
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    DE. Thanks. One more time I specify my query. Why doesn’t kitniyos before chatzos have the status of 2 derabanons which is most probably permitted. One derabanan is the minhag of kitniyos and the second one is before chatzos. Thanks for your patience.

    in reply to: Kitniyos on Erev Pesach #1959413
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    I really appreciate the discussion and thank all for participating in a respectful way with no ad hominem.Have an amazing Pesach.BTW I didn’t check the Shevet Levi zatzal but I think there is no issur to bake chametz on Erev Pesach. Bal Yiraeh starts on Pesach. The mitzvah of Tashbisu is at chatzos.And midrabanan before that. Therefore to forbid kitniyos because you may bake chametz on Erev Pesach is a stretch. Please correct me if I err.

    in reply to: Kitniyos on Erev Pesach #1959254
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    What is worse to you? Gebroks or kitniyos. The k will never be chametz no matter what. But the g might? So wadr which is preferred? Is there any Rav that permits k on Erev Pesach for Ashkies after the zman?

    in reply to: Kitniyos on Erev Pesach #1958986
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    Thanks to both Ashkenazim and Sefardim who responded. Just one more point is not clear yet with Daas Hakahal. That is do you allow kitniyos on Erev Pesach just like fruits and vegetables ? Meaning that after the tenth hour you permit kitniyos? This is a shayla for both Sefardim and Ashkenazim,I think.

    in reply to: Eggs to the seder plate #1958726
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    Thanks NDG for explaining that if the egg is the chagigah that is brought on Erev Pesach so that the Pesach should be eaten all hasova etc. Then it can not be brought this year. So why use an egg on the kayreh?

    in reply to: Shabbos clothing #1954595
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    So AAQ, you concur that the חיוב relates to one set of clothes?

    in reply to: Shabbos clothing #1954582
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    That’s just the point. If it’s a low incidence of carrying in your Shabbos clothes, as you say, then there seems to be no reason to make a חיוב. Your assertions strengthen the question.Thanks for the QR.

    in reply to: Terumah – Being Close to the Torah and Us #1947968
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    The מדרש is trying to explain the need for a משכן in the מדבר. We know the commandment to build a בית המקדש requires 2 mitzvos before you are obligated. So now we understand the חטא of asking for a מלך. This should have been done as part of the בנין הבית not like all the nation’s. Capesci?

    in reply to: Techeiles and Bal Tosif #1935404
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    To my landsman.DaMoshe.et Al.
    Do you remember the old Rav , Reb Yerucham, Reb Mordche Yosef, or Reb Yanki zatzal? There were heimishe Yidden from Radzin who knew the Avnei Nezer and Reb Shialeh Kutner. Do you remember when the Gaon Reb Chaim Zimmerman came? Or the Buffalo Rov who was a mechutan? The Bobover Rebbe’s nephew etc. and so many more? Please write about your recollection.

    in reply to: Techeiles and Bal Tosif #1935406
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    RE , did you know the Soproner Rov? Rav Chaim Shpitzer always quoted from him? For example the etymology of country. So Rav Shpitzer said in the name of the Soproner that it comes from contra. Whatever צניעות you have in the city is now the opposite. Au contrare. Nice vort.

    in reply to: Techeiles and Bal Tosif #1934912
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    As you may know the Baki Hador, Harav Herzog zl was an expert in marine biology having been the Chief Rabbi of Ireland.He discussed the kabalah of the Radziner Rebbe. BTW do you remember the Radziner shtible in Boro Park?

    in reply to: State of the coffee room #1934658
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    Dear Zush.
    There is a מקור for using a pen name and being granted immunity. That is of course when we wear masks on Purim and express the fact that in a topsy turvy way Haman was…and Mordechai was…..
    So even if you say thatלשון הרע applies in writing, with a name change it is definitely less.
    Certainly posting doesn’t cause fighting in shul because the fight can be done online.
    Need to be מלמד זכות on כלל ישראל.

    in reply to: Why do girls need to learn Sifsie Chachamim inside? #1932108
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    The mesora is that they did. For example. Lavan garti. Rashi says the bracha was not mekuyam bi. So Kreindele the sister of Reb Yeshaya Pick Berlin said take gevir and subtract bi and you get ger.I think she was the wife of Reb Yoseph Steinhart the Rav of Fuerth. ( Nurenberg). The Beis Yehuda chumash with jargon was used by Rebbitzen Kaplan z”l. That established the American Mesorah.

    in reply to: Was Every Married Guy Perfect when they Went Out on Dates? #1927125
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    I will be the Nachshon here. I am a widower Rav with children, some married, seeking a Rabbanit. Need more info? Let me know. If you want to see my Tayre please see what I wrote on the blog. Never ad hominem. Always loved habriyos.

    in reply to: Was Every Married Guy Perfect when they Went Out on Dates? #1926821
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    TWIMC

    I suggest that you start and end your dates with a kapitel Tehilim. This way you and your basherte can actually do your hishtadlus and have bitachon at the same time.

    Please let me know how it goes.

    I will try it as well as soon as it is shayach. But with covid I find it difficult if not impossible to go out.

    Hamispalel for his chaver etc….we should see simchas.

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1923744
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    So then why didn’t the Gemara list it among the 4 that are considered like meysim. Very nice Toyreh . RE you are a repository of the Oilomos Shecharvu. Keep up your good writings. Kesiva Vechasima Tovah a gantz yohr. BTW did you know Rav Chaim Shpitzer ,the Viener dayan. A landsman from Bisermin?

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1923668
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    Hi everybody. I think that it may be suggested that there are 2 types of Brisk. Saying over Tayre from Reb Chaim and his Talmidim , is the first type. Then there is the application of the Derech to answer new issues . It is well known that the Satmar Rov ( vayoel Moshe) was chalishing to hear the Torah of the Brisker that were heard from the Tatteh in the name of the Zaydeh. I will explain why if anyone wants to know.

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1923355
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    The Derech Halimud using the double entendre can not be fairly compared to a logical inference based on lomdus and halacha. Rebbeim in Yeshivas usually maintain the achrayus of loyalty to the text when they decide pshat and Halacha. The proof is that no Rishonim say such things. So it is not part of our Mesorah. Sorry RE.

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