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  • in reply to: Tznius of the legs – Oz V’hadar Levusha #1961746
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    M
    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.

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1923274
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    Ok. Now that you have it clear, I hope , can anyone in the CR reminisce for a moment about the Derech Halmiud of the great Gaon Reb Aharon Kotler whose yahrzeit just came by. While you RE mention Harav Fuerst’s sefer and Rav Keshet in Yesodei Hachakira etc. But what about Harav Zevin ? Many thanks

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1922933
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    Ok OD . Now the part about Musar and Chassidus. In Chabad it is Tanya from the AR. In Litvishe it is Mesilas Yesharim by Ramchal. In Torah Vadaas they learned Kuzari and Moreh Navuchim. What about you RE?

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1922366
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    So you learned by the Hudhauzer, Harav Leibovitch?

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1922335
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    RE did you learn by Rav Tyrnauer?

    in reply to: Derech of Hasidic Learning #1922281
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    You can’t leave out Ger which was established by the Gaon and Baki, Reb Moshele Ruttenberg who brought the derech straight from Reb Meir Shapiro of Lublin. The Litvishe chakira is considered something the Litvakes do. As they say in Chabad, a Litvak is a Litvak. In Ungarin, they learned Noda Biyehuda and the Tumim etc.

    in reply to: Trump Winning #1913674
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    Why does the Shemoneh Esrei begin with the Avos but Mizmor 29 talks about the Mabul as the beginning of Malchus?

    Vos zogt ihr Reb Leizer?

    in reply to: Root of vatishacheis #1912444
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    Reb Dovid, do you know the shoresh of Dovid and it’s meaning?

    Secondly, the piel form of sh-ch-s is used in reference to Hashem Yisborach. The niphal is used for the land and the hiphil is used for the people.

    Contrast this with healing where the doctor is piel and Hashem is Kal sometimes with and sometimes without a dagesh,?

    Capesci?

    in reply to: Root of vatishacheis #1912371
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    How can it be a piel?

    It would then be active voice not passive.

    Here it is passive voice,the earth was corrupted.

    Try a different binyan adei ad?

    Did not know people use BDB who were not from unzere.

    Jastrow, nu , mayleh.

    in reply to: New York City out of control #1899296
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    Now you attack Lindsey. But he gave you community control, undercover cops dressed as Chassidim be and much much
    more . Beame was a shul goer. He davened in the Brooklyn Jewish Center with Rabbi Levinthal who was a son of Rav Levinthal from Philly.

    in reply to: Name a Gadol That Endorsed Biden #1899292
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    I think the major OU Rabbonim and Gedolim were extremely pro Hilary Clinton. I would assume that they are pro Biden as well.

    in reply to: Shalom Bayis Pamphlet in Aramaic #1898256
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    Dear No.

    Are you assuming Bedikas Chametz is derabanan or min Hatorah.? Is linkage to a prohibition a valid mechayev on women for mitzvos min Hatorah, derabanan,both,or neither? Thanks for responding. A Good and Gebentched year.

    in reply to: Shalom Bayis Pamphlet in Aramaic #1898124
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    Are you saying that women are patur from hilchos hachag bechag because it is zeman grama? As it says vayedaber Moshe etc. And also are you saying 30 days before Pesach women are patur,? Let me finish with Bedikas chametz. Is that zman grama ? Expect some nice bekiyus and charifus?

    in reply to: Shalom Bayis Pamphlet in Aramaic #1898098
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    By the way ,are women chayav in shnayim Mikra?
    Does zeman grama exempt women from a mitzvah derabanan?

    A lot of proofs but let’s hear what you have to say please.

    in reply to: State of the MO communtiy #1896204
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    A quick question of which is worse? Appointing a woman for a serarah or a man dayan that is not a rachman? Or are they equal aveyras?

    in reply to: State of the MO communtiy #1895315
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    I am happy you mentioned Salanter. My cousin graduated from the first class in 1932,and my dad a”h in 1937.While my dad went on to MTA,the vast majority went to public. Young Israel’s were strong then.As a matter of fact great Rabbis ran the Young Israel’s. Like Reb Mendel Gettinger and Rav Paretzky and the American Chofetz Chaim ,Dr. Stern,and Rabbi Mirsky and so many more. Many Roshei Yeshiva and Gedolei Torah grew up in YI. More to follow…

    in reply to: Gemara Categories #1893621
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    As far as your rubric is concerned , the Holy Yeshiva of Telz agreed with that principle. Therefore it had a first shiur where they learned…… a second shiur until you got to the highest shiur. Other Yeshivas were only one shiur. Before the yeshivas were set up you had a kloiz where people just sat and learned indiscriminately. Yeshivas Reb Yitzchak Elchanan had by far the greatest Roshei Yeshiva in America and maybe the world. Even the Satmar Rav would send his best Talmidim to know what was being said in Yitzchak Elchanan. They came in full regalia.

    in reply to: Gemara Categories #1893201
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    The כסף נבחר was almost as popular as the קיצור שולחן ערוך from the Ungvarer Rov. It has a haskama from The Chasam Sofer as well as the Lemberger Rav Reb Yitzchok Schmelkis who is the great grandfather of Nat Lewin the Constitutional Lawyer.

    I think a good idea to get started is to learn אלו מציאות or המפקיד or maybe תפילת השחר and see how it goes.

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1893170
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    Dear CA we need some Baalei Mussar to explain the Gemara of Shaul. was it מדה כנגד מדה or עבירה גוררת?

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1893060
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    Dear CA. many thanks for responding. My grandmother used to say א מאל רחמנות קען זיין אכזריות. You seem to concur. BTW is your Sefer SA from the Chevron Rosh Yeshiva Rav Cohen?

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890373
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    Let me thread the needle for you. We tell the witnesses that by doing their part they will be showing their trustworthiness. Because if they refuse it might be said that they are not shtark in what they testified and are backing out. So in response to the question of what to do the answer is we give them chizuk. Farshteyst?

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890343
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    The significance lies in the assumption that the witnesses are telling the truth to the extent that they will have to take his life based on their own testimony. Klal Yisrael following the Witnesses also have to show that they believe in the system. Therefore killing the protagonist has a by product in addition to removing the evil. It also shows our belief that אלוקים נצב בעדה.

    in reply to: Gavrah/ Cheftza #1889594
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    Let me suggest this for you. The din is that on something that is assur you don’t bentch. Now if you have chazir as the issur, is it the same as something that is stolen and is assur? see what I am trying to say ?

    in reply to: Gavrah/ Cheftza #1886321
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    Thanks for your הבנה and by corollary the minimizing of the Brisker derech. Would it be safe to say that you dispute the statement that רב חיים האט אופגעבראכען ש”ס. ? BE

    in reply to: Gavrah/ Cheftza #1886240
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    Are you saying that the 2 dinim דרך הלימוד of Reb Chaim Brisker refer to the din on the gavra and the din on the cheftza?

    And are you also saying that without Brisker Torah you can not have 2 dinim and also you could not define Gavra and Cheftza?

    I will try to conceptualize this dichotomy for you depending on your havanah.

    in reply to: Straw Borsalino hats? #1874816
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    My father ע”ה who was a musmach of Yeshiva U. wore a straw hat in the summer . They come in many colors you know. I have the black straw homburg as well as more casual ones. My grandfather a”h who was an Agudist wore a flat top boater. There were RY in YU who wore straw as well as Gedolei Haposkim who do as well.

    in reply to: How was Daf Yomi studied originally? #1871355
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    It is almost 100 years since RMS started the DY. Ger was in favor but Chabad was nod. I know they make siyumim in Chabad Yeshivas quite often. While I never spoke in learning with him some people believe that I am a תלמיד of Rav Mentlick. z”l. Harav Rivkin z”l was the masmich and menahel of Torah Vodaas where the Rebbe RMMS was very revered. I was friendly with his einekel who was also a descendant of the Buffalo Rov and many admorim .

    in reply to: For Anyone who was a Teen/Adult in the 60s #1871349
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    הנותן תשועה למלכים……is printed in Russian based siddurim and then rolled over to America. They referenced the Tsar . So it was before communism. I never saw a siddur where the Bolsheviks or Mensheviks were blessed. The Hungarian siddurim did not have the prayer. Phillipp Birnbaum who was from Wilmington Delaware printed it in his Siddur. That is where Joe Biden hails from. more later

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