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  • 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.

    in reply to: Noach – Tzadik or Not #2012538
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    Either way the תורה was קובע that all you need is בימים ההם. That is sufficient. As is באשר הוא שם in the opposite way. If anyone is zoche to gadlus in our generation it is true gadlus . Why that is so requires a הסבר but not now.

    in reply to: יששכר וזבולון on shmita #2011417
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    If it would be shayach, then you could get the same mitzvah by supporting those who keep shmita. But how can I know with reasonable certainty?

    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.

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