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  • in reply to: Portable Mivkeh #1813388
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    Esteemed gadol. sorry for the kasha and borscht mixup. I was told by a reliable source that Chabad has a mobile מקווה in Florida. Now Florida is flooded anyway. The mayseh with Rabbi Commodore is an old mayseh. He promoted טהרת המשפחה in JTS and quoted the Rebbe in his writings and teachings. While there were visitations by Chassidic Rebbes in JTS as well as Roshei Yeshiva members of the מועצת I think the chizuk of Professor Commodore in the name of Rebbe was gevaldig.

    in reply to: Portable Mivkeh #1813208
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    A great debt is owed to Chabad as far as מקווה is concerned. I remember in JTS the influence of the Rebbe was pronounced and expressed by Professor Commodore Zlotnick who was a Professor of Mishnah.

    in reply to: Portable Mivkeh #1812863
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    Chabad has mobile mikvah in Bar Harbor Florida. I think.

    in reply to: Portable Mivkeh #1812527
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    Do you remember Rabbi David Miller who wrote the book The Secret of the Jew as well as other books? He was a talmid of Slobodka. Settled in Oakland Ca. The thesis of his sefer was the personal home made מקוה טהרה. There is a lot to say about his ideas etc but if someone remembers I will continue.

    in reply to: Boro or Borough Park #1808879
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    Originally it may have ended with o when it was an Italian neighborhood. But as it became more frum a gh was added. like…….

    in reply to: I realized my mistake, did you realize yours? #1808878
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    Dear Kn. is your k silent like in English.

    anyway as far as רבי ישמעאל. do you put the צירה. under the ע or the א ? ) same issue as קוראים I think.

    also you may be right but the מפרשים I saw only acknowledge 2 as קוראים. please check your פשוטים.

    anyway I enjoy your פלפול

    in reply to: I realized my mistake, did you realize yours? #1808749
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    also when you say the braisa of the שלוש עשרה מדות….who do you attribute it to?

    in reply to: I realized my mistake, did you realize yours? #1808747
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    ok you fell nebach by korim.

    btw who in your mind does korim refer to?

    in reply to: Proof Avraham Avinu Ate Kitniyos #1806781
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    It was ערב פסח before חצות.I think.

    in reply to: After millions spent on promotion why are 30% of seats unsold? #1805661
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    Reb Meir Shapiro the Shotzer Illuy was the one who stressed that the daf yomi is not just learning shas for yourself. It is about the socialization and globalization of the daf. In plain language it is the tummel of the daf. I am sure that the next
    machzor of lomdim will be much bigger in quality and quantity. Whether Chabad and Satmar join or not it is the pride of the Agudah to memorialize the limud hadaf. I remember the Gerrer shtibel on the west side. Right before leining. the daf. The Y.I. of Mosholu Parkway the daf. and much much more. Yasher Koach Agudah.

    in reply to: Should a bochur have a beard? #1802441
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    Please remember that the חפץ חיים was against but others in the משפחת הרב were for. The עולם התורה in Europe were מתיר.So too רב הערש פסח permitted. As did Harav Paleyeff in יצחק אלחנן.

    in reply to: After millions spent on promotion why are 30% of seats unsold? #1801195
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    People have good intentions. Harav Schorr said ברכות לערנען אללע. אבער שבת גייט מען שלאפפען. Which means that the first 3 months people are in it but Shabbas they go to sleep.

    in reply to: US Army Edition of the Gemarah #1801193
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    Do you have the shas that was printed by the אגודת הרבנים? It was printed around 1919 or so? The plates of the Romm shas were unfortunately used by the Nazis ימח שמם.

    in reply to: Boys Learning in Eretz Yisroel #1799228
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    BTW the נסיון of learning in ארצנו הקדושה is not a new שאילה.Years ago there was an opportunity to go back to Europe to learn for example in the Mir or by Reb Baruch Ber in Kamenitz Litovsk. Harav Scheinberg went to the Mir. Harav Schorr went back to Kletzk. Alright, they were already major major תלמידי חכמים but still they went. The Meitcheter was in America. Reb Shimon Shkop also came and gave shiurim in America. Sorry cant be מאריך .

    in reply to: Looking to sell a between 100-250 used Excellent condition seforim #1799033
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    Can I start the bidding with 250.00?

    in reply to: Boys Learning in Eretz Yisroel #1798990
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    With computer assisted learning, meaning that all ספרים are available to everyone, and all Yeshivas learning the same Brisker Toyreh and same דרך הלימוד it does not seem possible that there are any differences and levels. Maybe חפץ חיים is different maybe not.

    in reply to: Boys Learning in Eretz Yisroel #1798412
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    Some say they are going to learn Kodshim. Reb Yoshe Ber’s son Reb Chaim went to learn by his great uncle Reb Velvel. When Reb Michel Feinstein came from the Mir you could learn Taharos on the LES. The Satmar Rov sent his chasidim to YU to hear Toyre from Reb Yoshe Ber. Rav Charlop went to learn by Reb Yaakov Moshe his grandfather. One of the Shatzkes family went to EY as well. So it is the opportunity to hear shiurim and be in the מחיצה of רבנים of another caliber.

    in reply to: Guys, Satmar is ONLY 107 years old! #1798415
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    The Rabbonim Hageonim of the Teitelbaum Family descend from Reb Moshe of Ujhel. The ישמח משה. He was a ben dor of the Gaon and the AR. The Satmar Rav was in Kruli before Satmar. Rav Hutner z”l held from the SR a velt. That backdates the מסורה quite a bit.

    in reply to: Boys Learning in Eretz Yisroel #1798228
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    There is also the undertone of עסקנות and אחריות which you have in EY. There are demos and protests etc. Not so here. Years ago there were while the תלמידים of Reb Reuven and Rav Schorr himself would make public מחאות. Young people learn the public aspects of Torah in EY davka.

    in reply to: Boys Learning in Eretz Yisroel #1797957
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    What is the level here and there and what can be done to raise the level here? Of course כי מצוין תצא תורה but is there a חיוב to go to a higher level when there are בלי ספק Yeshivas in חוץ לארץ?

    in reply to: Chazanus and the Bronx #1794320
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    Dear CT etal. A few blocks down on Valentine was Reb Mendel Chodorov’s shul. Congregation Mirkaz Harav. He was a product of the Vishnitz dynasty. A big Talmid Chochom and the Rabbi of Goodmans Matzah. The apartments were beautiful there but later on the city considered Valentine Avenue as one of the most crime ridden . Next post I will identify the last Rabbi of the Schiff Center who was also a postman, if I remember.

    in reply to: Chazanus and the Bronx #1794205
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    To Gadol. Rabbi Rubin took over the state Kashrus from Shepard Baum. Also he ran for Congress against Mario Biaggi. You are from a Tekufah before me and I appreciate your posting greatly. The problem of a Mikvah in the west Bronx was never really solved. So vus tut men? You seem to be from the East Bronx as some of the other posters.

    in reply to: Chazanus and the Bronx #1794168
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    Dear iacs. Do you remember the New Haven Chazzan Reb Shimshon Goffin ZL in Rabbi Rubin’s shul. Also do you remember when he wore sunglasses because he opened the door Friday night?

    in reply to: Chazanus and the Bronx #1794151
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    Dear Gadol. Etc. You are a great resource indeed. I failed to mention that Yeshivas Chafetz Chaim was well represented in the Rabbinate . Harav Julius Novack from Hope of Israel was a Talmid Muvhak of Reb Dovid Leibovitch. Torah Vodaas and Lakewood had Rav Isbee in the Young Israel of Astor. Chabad with Rav Stein on Knox Place. Telz had Harav Hershel Shurin in the South Bronx. As I recall there is no shul the whole length of the Concourse as The Young Israel of Mosholu is no more.

    in reply to: Chazanus and the Bronx #1794013
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    Of note also is that Reb Schulem Rubin , a Lanzhuter einekel and Talmid muvhok of Chaim Berlin was Rabbi of the Young Israel of Pelham. The chazan was the great Reb Moshe Teleshevsky of Chabad. Another giant from Chaim Berlin was Reb Mendel Gettinger of the Young Israel of Claremont. He was an eidem of Rav Riff the Rov of Camden and from the Beis Harav. Great Roshei Yeshiva include Harav Kushelevitz, Harav Paleyeff, Harav Gorelick, Reb Meilech Schachter and Harav Bick zl among so many others.

    in reply to: Maccabeem Restaurant W 47th St. #1792759
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    Anyone remembet Hello Deli on the west side?

    in reply to: Solomon’s Meat in Costco #1792142
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    Before the Miami Rov, HN was under the well known Radiner, Rav Yehuda Altusky zl a Rav Gadol Vechashuv from the Bronx and later Boro Park. A member of the Agudas Harabonim. He was related to Harav Gorelick zl. Yes, I knew both.

    in reply to: Solomon’s Meat in Costco #1792099
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    The Rov who knew the formula was Rav Tuvia Geffen a talmid of Slobodka. He was Rov in Atlanta. His son or nephew was Rabbi in Forest Hills West not so long ago. Yes I knew him.

    in reply to: Solomon’s Meat in Costco #1791949
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    Harav Ralbag shlita is a boki beshas. Including Kodshim. He is a Talmid of Rav Simcha Zissel Broide of Chevron. He has great Zechus Avos as well. I remember Der Tatte from the West Side and the Agudas Harabonim.I think the Rav Harashi Harav Lau is an eidem by the Ralbags in Eretz Yisrael.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Learning Styles #1791289
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    The CC did not give shiur in Radin. He hired Reb Naftoli. The CC as a child had seen an old Yid in Vilna who had seen the Gaon. Similarly, I met a Jew in the Bronx who left Poland in 1906 and was zoche to see the Avnei Nezer.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Learning Styles #1791283
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    In Mir, Reb Chaim was Rosh Yeshiva, not Reb Lazer Yudil. That was the result of the Mashgiach, Reb Yerucham zl. Reb Elya Chazan was the best bachur. Very few married. Will write about Kamenitz, Kletzk , and Branovich next week. Bln.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1788993
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    The same dichotomy exists with regard to Zemirot on Shabbat. Some “zingen zemirot” while others like in Baltimore “zuggen Zemirot”. The Young Israel movement held that a service with decorum was attractive to young people. Others like The New Haven Chazzan” obm. were zoche to update and modify the standard Tefilah and enliven it all the while maintaining the dignity of the service.

    in reply to: Frolicking Selichos Concert #1788714
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    While I am too young to have heard Yossele sing Bemotzai Menucha live , neither have I heard Oshamnu Mikol om live by Roitman but I was zoche to hear Divrei Hisorerus by Rav Riskin in Lincoln Square. Lucky are those who heard this amazing man bring many back to Teshuvah. Whatever works is kodesh.

    in reply to: Nashim Da'atan Kalos and Women Today #1772098
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    Sorry Rav Kluger. I meant that it does not depend on the empirical per se . Nevertheless I think that empirical data can create a ספק but Rabbosainu can be קובע th that נשים are or aren’t as they were before. Anyway as was stated no one will be lenient because of the status differential but a yereias shomayim will be מחמיר even without a קביעות of Rabbonim.

    in reply to: Nashim Da'atan Kalos and Women Today #1771847
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    Chazal did not say it must be so or it always will be so. They spoke of the milieu when it was so. Today it is up to our Chazal to decide if our Nashim are like their ancestors or not.

    in reply to: Star-K Article about Electric Shavers #1753774
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    A quick question. Those Rabbonim that speak of the איסור of צורה. Is that a kabbalistic concept or a Halachic concept. Any source material on that?

    in reply to: Star-K Article about Electric Shavers #1749900
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    Well then, with all the Rov Rabbonim keneged , and making sfekot etc., and the Psak of the CC , how do you explain that the Torah world in Europe and Eretz Yisrael ignored the problem. Take a look at any picture from that Tekufah.

    in reply to: Star-K Article about Electric Shavers #1749689
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    WADR, creating confusion may not be that virtuous. Moshe shakul keneged kol yisrael. Especially with koach of heter.

    in reply to: Sugya Learning #1745362
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    WADR, Brisk does not provide a unifying theory . It divides into 2 dinim. Similalrly, RBBL, who was one of the greatest non family Talmidim is famous for his deciding as to what can be asked and what does not need to be asked. The scientific method is primarily based on the empiricism it contains just like the historical method. I do not see any connection to Reb Chaim whose words are Torah based not empirical or historical truths.

    in reply to: Sugya Learning #1745256
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    There is another fundamental difference as far as the shiurim are concerned. The Roshei Yeshiva who learn such as stockpile questions and try to answer them away with one nekudah. The standard shiur today is a conceptualization based on Brisket methodology.It is one question and one answer.

    in reply to: How to become a Gadol (not the bar mitzva kind)? #1700051
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    You can be on the MGT and off as well. Like RJBS. But it seems that no Rabbonim are GT. Even though they know Shad like RAR. Years ago the RY were secondary. Today they are primary.

    in reply to: How to become a Gadol (not the bar mitzva kind)? #1698959
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    A Gadol is generally recognized by Agudas Yisrael. אפילו כולנו חכמים etc. but it is in the hands of the Agudah. For example, REC was told by Reb Aharon that he knew Nashim and Nezikin well. He was the best in the Mir. But the Agudah passed him over.

    in reply to: Joining Chabad #1696758
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    Those who are insecure with their Torah and בין אדם לחבריו will are probably best suited for an introverted Torah world. Those who feel secure enough to go out will find kindred spirit in outreach and שליחות.

    in reply to: Marrying a Bas Talmid Chochom #1696508
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    The “boy” was רב חיים עוזר.

    in reply to: Why don’t we go like the Slabodka mehalech in regards to clothes? #1686214
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    The inappropriate clothes consisted in pants that were not pressed. Or shirts not starched. Better to forego a meal and loolook presentable. כך היא דרכה.

    in reply to: Why don’t we go like the Slabodka mehalech in regards to clothes? #1685510
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    Regarding Slobodka, we started out in high gear, Rav Hutner, Rav Ruderman, Rav Leibowitz, and of course Rav Aharon zatzal. But the approach of independence in learning and dress was trumped by the mesorah of Brisk and the Mir. So Toyreh and Levush are standardized as per that derech.

    in reply to: Yeshivas: maximizing enrollment vs maximizing quality #1684698
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    The קבלה of chazal was אלף נכנסים למקרא. Then and only then is אחד יוצא. Any change in this formula of a bottom heavy enrollment causes negative results for כלל ישראל. Chas vesholom.

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    I think the Brisker Rosh Hayeshiva spoke recently about the Bloyeh Bluskeh . Similarly you can find articles in the Us make about Bluria.

    in reply to: Hodaas baal din kmeah edim dami #1684015
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    Only if the toveya sues you.

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