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  • in reply to: Meikil=Less Religious? #2135751
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    RE , do you by any chance remember the sefer Kocha Dehetera? I think it was part of a big machlokes between a Rabbi Friedman in Bensonhurst and another Rov.

    in reply to: ‏תשובה #2129707
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    If you are koveya itim like learn a daf on our offline why is bitul zman a sin that requires teshuva. Sounds like Bal Tosif.

    in reply to: 5t vs Teaneck- what’s better? #2127627
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    You can understand the area based on the feed. 5T was an oasis from Canarsie and the rest of Long Island. Teaneck cleaned out North Jersey, Washington Heights and what was left of the Bronx. There are real Chassidishe Rebbes in 5T and Riverdale with all the trimmings, not so in Teaneck.

    in reply to: Does למודי חול constitute ביטל תורה? #2125822
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    REC was a Talmid of Reb Baruch Ber. Maybe his biggest Talmid. That is why he represented himself as an antithesis to a coexistensial approach to Torah and anything else. He is the author of the Divrei Eliyahu and was a Levi. Also referred to RESHC.
    Reb SH was Rosh Yeshiva before Reb BBL ‘s son in law came to Torah Vodaas. That was non other than RRG who was from Minsk and a close associate of RAK.

    Reb EK or Reb Luzi as he was affectionately known was a son of RUMK who was a RY in Torah Vodaas as well. He was Rov of the YILB .Also a major proponent of no CC.

    in reply to: Does למודי חול constitute ביטל תורה? #2125654
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    Reb AK said about him that he knew Noshim and Nezikin well.He was the best in the Mir and the prime תלמיד of Reb BBL. He said the highest shiur in Torah Vodaas and maybe in the world. A lebedig Ktzos and Shmaytsa.Now do you know?

    in reply to: Does למודי חול constitute ביטל תורה? #2125519
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    The Gaon from Mir and Torah Vodaas,REC would say if you want psak mixed with other limudim then ask others . But if you want Toyreh only then he is balebus. That is how an ehrliche yid and Talmid of Reb Baruch Berel approaches psak. There is no conflict between Torah and science because there is only Torah in the RY’s view.

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2122647
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    As far as women are concerned, if the איסור of שאר חכמות comes from לא ימוש then it would apply to women as well because women are חייב on all negative commandments. Nice חידוש I think.

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2122633
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    BTW there was a psak in some Yeshivas that it is better to daven ביחידות than with a מנין on campus. It was espoused by ehrliche מחנכים who allowed college but held that תפילה should be avoided there because it has a קביעות of חכמות חיצוניות .

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2122631
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    A quick question on social science. Are the umdenos of Chazal in the category of shiurim which are fixed and immutable or they need to be validated and recalibrated as time passes. Similarly can we make umdenos that are not in chazal and if yes how do we do that? So there is a snif to permit social science ממה נפשך. לכאורה.

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2122060
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    Most learn that the issur whether לכתחילה or even בדיעבד is either on the gavra or חפצא. I suggest that is a דין in the מקום. While this is a kabbalistic concept I think I saw it in זרע שמשון.That is why some רבנים will not enter the areas in question.

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2121854
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    Just a quick point on your analysis. If something is forbidden how can it be consumed part time and under any circumstances. Assur is assur period.

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2121738
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    Yes, you remind me of the Sefer Hatalmud Umadoay Hatevel by Rav Ksiel Kamelhar, a cousin of the RY of MYRCB.
    The great nephew of Reb BBL the Kamenitzer RY was a well read physicist as well as a Gaon Olom. He later became RY in Skokie.
    If I do not err, some members of the Moetzes were English and Math majors .
    The mashgiach in Mir RYL said that a gymnasium bachur can not be RY in the Mir, and so he came to RIETS.
    So you see the controversy on the matter is quite extensive.

    in reply to: Education and Torah #2121539
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    All empirical studies are permissible as they do not emanate from Plato or Aristotle and have no bias. Chazal forbade the ancient wisdom because it was false and irrelevant.

    in reply to: The infamous club at YU – gone? #2120423
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    Students at YU get no credit for their Yeshiva studies. It does not charge tuition. This is unique in the world and the Torah World. RIETS follows halacha , period . It always did. It was the first Yeshiva in America and remains a mokom Torah Lishma.

    in reply to: The infamous club at YU – gone? #2120195
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    I praise YU because it may be the only Yeshiva that does not take government funds for its Litvishe Toyreh and follows Daas Torah without modification . The RIETS is free of government control. period. That position and Mesorah defines the Toyreh at YU.It is free of chesed לאומים.Yasher Koach to the Rabonim and Geonim such as Harav Shechter and Rav Simon and so many others who are an inspiration for the young generation that gadlus in Torah is possible in America.

    in reply to: The infamous club at YU – gone? #2119979
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    My father a”h graduated YU and Revel as well as Ferkauf. The Roshei Yeshiva were Gedolei Olam.Reb Shimon, The Maitcheter and so many more from the Mir, Radin and Slabodka. We can not leave out Harav Zelmanovitch who was a talmid of the Avnei Nezer. Also the eidem of Reb Moshe Rosen was there as well.This is in addition to the Geonim Soloveitchik. The JSS was run by Rabbi Besdin whose father was Rosh Yeshiva in Chaim Berlin.You may have taynes and you should have taynes.But you need to know the Emes.

    in reply to: No torah no jewish state #2117738
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    You may state that certain gedolei gedolim trump plain Rabbonim and Dayanim. Do you really believe that mechadidi tfay is better than rov? The so called issur of supporting some ideologues who are not frum is equal to aliyah on Har Habayis? please explain why your individual shita espoused by the greatest Rabbonim are more valid than a simple statistical majority of Rabbonim.

    in reply to: No torah no jewish state #2117070
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    I remember that in the Sfardishe shul in Boro Park, they had very prominent Rabbonim and Dayanim.Yet they sold Israel Bonds. They supported Israel. I even remember the proud Galtziane Rav who sold them. He was backed by one of the greatest Chassidishe Rebbes in the area and the world. While you may have taynes on specific people,and condemn their collective intentions and motives, the Boro Park Rabbinate held otherwise.

    in reply to: Ancient religions to Judaism #2114749
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    It sounds like the H religion is derived from the place הודו, which is of course known. The נ appears in Aramaic cognate. ( same birth).
    There is no קדושין in common law so it is hard to say that customs of קדושין are shared.

    in reply to: A I Stone versus Tyrwhitt or Brooks Brothers #2114740
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    What type of collar and sleeves do you take? Do you have the option of choosing with CT and BB ? Otherwise LE is an option because they make to order. Anyways I am happy to see people are מקפיד on s nicely pressed shirt. If all else fails there is always a Rebbishe hemd.

    in reply to: Ancient religions to Judaism #2114741
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    “yoga” ti umatzasi? you have to believe?

    in reply to: Talmeidei Chachamim with kids not like them #2110595
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    RE thanks for bringing up Harav Leibovich from Adas Yereim. I think he was on 84th Street before that. Then to Lee Avenue theatre and Wilson Street.

    in reply to: Libraries, What are they good for? #2107364
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    I remember the greatest of Galtzianer Rabbonim in Boro Park would spend time in the public library. My wife z”l would go to the library as would many frume balebustas and take out dozens of books for Shabbos. Now many libraries in our areas have extensive Artscroll and reference materials לשם ולתפארת.

    in reply to: Commemoration of the 20th of Sivan #2095735
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    Is it true that both the Shatzer Illuy ( Reb Meir Shapiro ) and Rav Nosson Lewin ( son in law of the Beis Yitzchok 0f Lemberg) served in the Seim and spoke to the Parliament in Polish? Were there any other Rabbonim in the Seim and when did they serve? What about Congress Poland and Mazowieck?

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    Thanks for confirming that it was Gittel Krauss who married into the Mattersdorfer Mishpacha. The Pollak ( Levi) Bubby was Leah Krauss. Any other info would be appreciated.Especially about Reb Yisochor Sigeter who was a big Rov and Dayan maybe in Stray. Thanks

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    Thanks for being mazkir neshamos.We are related to the Rav distantly as the 3 Kraus sisters married a Kohen, Levi and Yisrael. The Kohen was a son of Reb Yisachar Sigheter nephew of the Ketzos and son of the Kuntres . The Levi was Rav Pollak , the ancestor of the Serentche Rav and about 200 Rabbonim in Pre-war Hungary.The Yisrael was the Mattersdorfer . Anyone hear this mayseh?

    in reply to: Driving a Tesla on Shabbos #2093496
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    Is אמירה לעכום permissible for an איסור דאורייתא if it is במקום מצווה? How about an איסור דרבנן which is במקום מצוה or even not במקום מצוה? would love to hear your פשט.

    in reply to: BAN SEAFRIA. #2093480
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    I met Professor JH years ago and she is really a מרביץ תורה in an academic setting. As far as the shaylas Nashim is concerned there is no ספק that women use Artscroll and shteig. Rebbetzin BHM who was the wife of RIZM transcribed his ספר on the Rambam. Also I am told that the daughter of the Rov of Camden ( who was from the Bais Harav) was quite a מלומדת and there are so many more.

    in reply to: BAN SEAFRIA. #2093297
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    My daughter sends them a check to show her hakarat hatov. The Minchas Chinuch is of course an old edition and is not the modern and updated Rennert edition. Some of the people on the website are from very prominent Torah families. When the CC spoke in Vilna , the women were in the Mens Section to hear his musar. About translations pre-Artscroll, the blue book was written by Harav Sheps and Harav Sharfman. The Soncino was done by Harav Leizer Kirzner , a Telzer who was Rav in Boro Park.

    in reply to: MAJOR MISTAKE – DEGEL VS. OIS #2091925
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    Please consider that popular etymology trumps logic. The חדקל is the אידיגלת.If you remove the prefix then you have the flagpole to start.

    in reply to: Cannibals #2086444
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    The איסור of cannibalism may be less than חזיר. Ask yourself is the גיד הנשה of a חזיר allowed? What about of a human?

    in reply to: words that are not commonly used these day, #2081596
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    Do you hear shmendrik,yungatch,burtchen or vurtchen,Der Eviger meaning Hashem , tschunt for tshulent, bokhtchen ,shmertzen,karpen-kup, and so many terms of endearment shayn vi di levanah and so many more.

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    The נשמות of the קדושים are before the רבונו של עולם always כביכול. There is no עבירה of having a מחשבה of a Keylmol. It is an oneys that it cannot be recited by the shatzim.

    in reply to: Looking for Sefarim #2078843
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    Did you see Harav Zivitz from Pittsburgh on the Yerushalmi? The מנחת חינוך quotes perushim on the Yerushalmi but chaval did not have them at hand

    in reply to: Amen to women’s bracha #2078317
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    Ok CA
    Would it make a difference to you if you answered אמן or not.
    Listen to the ברכה yes, but answer no?
    Anyway you seem to be שומע כעונה.

    in reply to: Amen to women’s bracha #2077828
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    Women are chayav to make brachos because you can not have benefit from this world.They can not make safek brachos because they are chayav in Lo Sisa. Arevus for women is controversial among the acharonim.
    Whether women can be motzi a man on magid and if she may lead a seder is discussed by the acharonim as well.
    Chag Sameach

    in reply to: Shabbos Hagadol, The Great Shabbos #2076953
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    So please tell me RE why is it only a possibility of Rosh Chodesh or Bayoum Hahu? There is a day in between that is a possible chiyuv of explaining and that is the great Shabbos Hagadol ?

    in reply to: Washing on Pizza #2073611
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    Forgive me u. for the sake of clarity. I rephrase my question. Is it bread or not bread? There are only 2 possibilities as you must concur. If you are not sure you need to establish why you are unsure.

    in reply to: פרשת תזריע #2073515
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    What is a mode of Avodah?

    in reply to: Washing on Pizza #2073514
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    Why is there a chumra with respect to a meal and not with respect to a snack? If it is bread,then it is bread and if it is cake then it is cake or babka? Why the confusion?

    in reply to: Chillul Shabbos? #2070895
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    Is the siddur itself muktzah after its final use?

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    When I think of Mariupol or as we know it Mariampol, I think of the Gaon Hageonim Reb Eliyahu Klatzkin who later went to EY and I am sure you know what happened by his levayah.

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    Just one more, AHU stands for Wanzibeck , not Wuerzberg, ( where Rav Bamberger was Ruv)

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    I concur with RE. The biggest פלפול of the generation.

    in reply to: Ukraine Fundraisers #2066629
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    a quick question. Is Mariupol the same as Maryampol where the Gadol Hador Reb Elya Klatzkin was Rav before he came to EY?
    please clarify

    in reply to: Shelo Asani Isha #2037992
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    BTW the same type of question is asked about the korban pesach where its identity is based on what it is not. So there is a precedent for that type of identification. A גר צדק also says שעשני כרצונו and that is why some gerim are uncomfortable saying brachot out loud.

    in reply to: What is the issur in flying on shabbos #2036089
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    So you would have no shayla on the subway? Would you allow it for a mitzvah like…. on Shabbat?

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2033774
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    A great RY said Arnold , please drive me to the airport I don’t want to be late for the Thanksgiving dinner.This mayseh is well known.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2031909
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    The Yerushalmi on Kodshim was found a while back. The Rambam says that we must believe that the whole Torah is with us from Moshe Rabenu. No new finds.

    in reply to: Macha against men not giving gittin #2013736
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    If you believe that you are marrying על דעת בית דין then why do you need a מחאה. Your בית דין can be מפקיע your marriage. If in the alternative you are not then still הפקר בית דין . Why protest? Use your power of בית דין as it was meant to be.

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