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March 23, 2019 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1700049
Rav Moshe has a tshuvah on interest earned over shabbos/yom tov, he has an issue with it
I would imagine the same issue would apply to the lottery ticket. I personally know a Rav who paskened it’s a problem.March 11, 2019 12:02 am at 12:02 am in reply to: About Purim I do shudder #1692492
That is why I am makpid to give all boys who enter my house at least one shot of whiskey. Assuming they are above the age of 13 and thus m’chuyuv in the mitzva(no underage drinking allowed in my house)February 5, 2019 8:46 am at 8:46 am in reply to: Should The Rich Be Taxed? 💸🚕 #1674234
All of you socialists/communists: as history has shown repeatedly, those ideologies don’t work. By punishing the wealthy for working hard you take away any desire to put in any more effort to earn more. No one wants to work like a dog to have their money taken away. Democrats are unfortunately doomed to repeat history if they don’t learn from it.March 4, 2018 9:38 am at 9:38 am in reply to: Common Sense Gun Policies #1480230
You already know my answer
I have repeatedly stated (and this applies to midwests list) that our only point of contention is the effectiveness of an ar ban
Everything else is reasonable. Age limits, mandatory safety training etc.
As I have now stated repeatedly my problem is that since it is so easy to circumvent the definition of an assault rifle by slightly altering an equally lethal rifle, then what is the point.
There should be research that should be able to prove it.
For instance. did the restrictions on sawed off shotguns curtail bank robberies as expected? Did the nj ban on m1 carbines restrict gang violence? Or did they just switch weapons
Personally I have no problem with a 10 year attempt/study into the issue. Let’s ban ar/ak sales for 10 years and see what happens. As long as the laws don’t turn existing law abiding citizens into felons (as the ny law did)
But what happens if I’m right? That the mass shootings continue with existing ar’s or equivalent but legal rifles? Then we ban all semi auto’s? All handguns? I personally believe at some point gun owners will push back.March 4, 2018 9:29 am at 9:29 am in reply to: Common Sense Gun Policies #1480223
Midwest and ubiq
I am on record as stating that the founding fathers were traitors and their uprising was immoral, I don’t support an uprising against a benevolent govt.
Strictly addressing the issue raised
You do realize that like the Maccabees the few rose up and defeated the larger British army?
Your scenario of a group of ar 15 militia wielding nuts fighting Apache helicopters is illogical. Uprisings in most countries in recent history (mostly communist) have played out as guerrilla warfare. Doesn’t always work but it’s quite effective.
If it comes down to govt confiscation I do wonder how it will play out. If gun owners resist,On one side is millions of gun owners on the other side are liberals who can’t even figure out which bathroom to use.
Also the assumption is made that the army will support the ruling party.September 11, 2017 8:14 am at 8:14 am in reply to: Why is the frum world seeing more divorces while it’s dropping by the secular? #1360228
There are many reasons why divorce is going up in our circles, but most likely the reason it’s going down in the rest of the world is because they’re not getting married in the first place.April 19, 2012 5:36 am at 5:36 am in reply to: brisk bocurim vs. other yeshivos #869666
without getting into lashon hara, rabbaim, i would strongly advise you against advertising specific yeshivos without knowing much about them.July 3, 2011 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm in reply to: Is Being "Pretty" a Subjective Description? #783453
pac, tell that to the guys. or more important, to their mothers.July 3, 2011 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm in reply to: Is Being "Pretty" a Subjective Description? #783451
oomis, VERY true!July 3, 2011 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm in reply to: Is Being "Pretty" a Subjective Description? #783448
🙂 twisted, but don’t think the tznius issues will disappear. as we see in schools with uniforms, girls get very creative when it comes to exerting their individuality, i.e: skirt length, fit, accessories. unless we impose a one-size-fits-all floor length burlap sack? oh, wait, it’s called a sari. hmmmm. think the muslims have something going???July 3, 2011 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm in reply to: Is Being "Pretty" a Subjective Description? #783440
pba, no one is trying to fool anyone. every female should have the sense to make the most with what she has. would you prefer that women stop wearing makeup and dress in uniform?July 3, 2011 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm in reply to: Is Being "Pretty" a Subjective Description? #783438
aside from the obvious individual tastes, men and women have different general opinions on looks. (sandrac, take note) if a girl dresses well, wears tasteful makeup, and does her hair nicely, she gives the impression of being pretty, even if she’s not, and that’s what men will notice. women, on the other hand, are more likely to be more critical of other women, and notice the actual looks.May 15, 2011 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm in reply to: Sheitels and cuts- quality and customer service #910755
ramat, pls find out!May 8, 2011 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm in reply to: Do You Show Gratitude To Your Parents? If Yes, How? How Often? #765367
yes, bsd, call more than once a week. and if they live near you, visiting would be nice, too.April 27, 2011 5:58 am at 5:58 am in reply to: member count #873558
whatever number i am, i’m here!April 24, 2011 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm in reply to: Alte Bochor #761793
smartcookie, you’re right, but by nature some people are happy with whatever their status is, and others are unhappy no matter where in life they are. those are the ones that, at 21, will feel like an alte bochur.April 24, 2011 5:03 am at 5:03 am in reply to: Alte Bochor #761790
so let me rephrase that: there is no magic age that people say boom, you’re officially an alte bochur. but when you start alphabetizing your groceries, you’ll know you’ve earned the title.
great question!April 22, 2011 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm in reply to: Alte Bochor #761786
it’s not an age, it’s an attitude. there are those that are old at 21, and those that are young at 30.April 22, 2011 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm in reply to: marrying an only child #762231
health, siblings are the biggest brocha in the world! if you don’t feel that way, you should really start looking at your sister in a different light. look at the good that comes from having a shared history. i wouldn’t give up my sibs for anything in the world!March 27, 2011 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm in reply to: couples moving in for pesach #752816
i think your sister would be deeply insulted to be thought of as elderly at 65. she may prefer to have her kids over. i know my parents do. but we make a point of going over before yom tov to help, and we clean up after ourselves and our kids.February 13, 2011 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm in reply to: How often is Divorce the better option for the entire family? #739762
tbt: we obviously don’t know the same people. in the cases i know (unfortunately there are many) the divorces were the result of very serious issues, and where possible, every action was taken NOT to go that route. but in cases of abuse of different sorts, or one spouse leaving yiddishkeit, divorce is the ONLY option.February 13, 2011 7:00 am at 7:00 am in reply to: How often is Divorce the better option for the entire family? #739756
canine, once a couple is divorced, they are considered as strangers. the same halachas that apply to a random man and woman on the street apply to them.
truth be told, really? divorce is rarely justified? i’m pretty sure you don’t know the inside story on most divorces. before anyone takes a drastic step like divorce, they think it through very thoroughly. no one wants to be in that situation, no wants that stigma attached to themselves. but when a marriage is intolerable, the only option is divorce.February 10, 2011 3:21 am at 3:21 am in reply to: Could you spare 5 seconds of you time? #739813
coke, pepsi, nike, general mills, post
unger’s lite is the ONLY way to go! everything in moderation. can’t survive without it completely, so just go easy….
hey, don’t knock it. the “‘rents”, as you so maturely put it, want what’s best for you.January 31, 2011 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm in reply to: I want my mommy #733953
vicksJanuary 31, 2011 1:41 am at 1:41 am in reply to: The Men's thread! #1011296
i had to scrape myself off the floor from laughing so hard. i always say the guys have more fun 😛January 31, 2011 1:27 am at 1:27 am in reply to: I want my mommy #733950
drink lots of tea, get plenty of rest (as much as the kids allow), and i find that a warm air vaporizer does wonders. also, sleep on two pillows.January 28, 2011 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm in reply to: what do YOU drink on a date? #733171
water. used to get oj in my previous life 🙂January 28, 2011 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm in reply to: The name Shira – A Problem? #1160692
hey!!! i take personal offense at that!
eclipse, you are one creative woman. how do you come UP with these things???January 27, 2011 5:39 am at 5:39 am in reply to: Where could i find a nice straight skirt? #732974
basic colors, targetJanuary 27, 2011 5:37 am at 5:37 am in reply to: In The Good Old Days #870944
eclipse, great poem! you’re really talented!
chayav, in the good old days:
1)people had to use a horse and buggy to get around, or to relay a message.
2)people owned 2 sets of clothing- shabbos and weekday- if they were lucky, and had to scrub those same clothing by hand to get them clean.
3)people didn’t know enough to question
4)then, as now, there were people that were happy with what they had, and people that weren’t- hence the success of the haskalah movement.
5)children died from childhood diseases, women died in childbirth regularly, and the average life expectancy in 1900 was 47.
now you tell me, do you REALLY want to go back there?January 25, 2011 5:42 am at 5:42 am in reply to: realistic?? #732381
way cool! like, i’ve never heard a doctor speak that way, so, y’know, it, like, may be a totally awesome experience! go for it, girl! break those barriers!
jk! i do actually know of some frum female doctors who do have families, but it’s a very long haul to get there, and you’re going to have to marry someone who will back you and pick up the slack at home when you’re not there. also, you should go into a field that has a minimum number of emergencies, and can have regular office hours. keep in mind, it will be YEARS until you get to that point, but if you REALLY want to do it (and make sure you REALLY want it), maybe you should ask daas torah what to do. hatzlacha!January 23, 2011 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm in reply to: How tznius are todays sheitels? #731066
attracting attention is not always in a pretty way. a person can attract attention by acting ridiculous, or in this case, looking ridiculous.January 23, 2011 6:32 am at 6:32 am in reply to: yeshiva guy back-up degree #806750
and i know marbitzei torah that can barely put food on the table.January 21, 2011 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm in reply to: How tznius are todays sheitels? #731038
chayav, amuligiyuren in the alter heim a fat woman was the height of beauty. do you really want to go back there? face it, times have changed, and while i don’t advocate wearing super long trashy shaitels, looking nice in an eidel way is not a bad thing. a woman would probably attract more attention looking like garbage.January 20, 2011 2:42 am at 2:42 am in reply to: BE A TREND-SETTER #729959
eclipse, i must say, you’re quite creative 🙂January 20, 2011 2:33 am at 2:33 am in reply to: men and women after a divorce #732710
it’s generally accepted practice in frum circles to keep the shaitel on, especially if there are kids. some do get a heter to take it off, but few and far between. don’t know about the men’s side.January 19, 2011 6:23 am at 6:23 am in reply to: Mental illness in the frum community #729784
a person with a medical condition still has the same character traits. someone with a mental condition can be one person one day, then decide that he doesn’t need his medication any more, and becomes a different, sometimes dangerous, person the next. inasmuch as the mental health community has been trying to normalize mental health issues and remove some of that stigma, mental health is not something to play around with. be VERY careful and know exactly what MAY happen should you decide to get into a relationship with a mentally unstable person.January 18, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm in reply to: second marriages #729542
just wanted to see if i could start a thread that would get a reaction :-).
as for the topic, i do think a lot of you are right: some work, some don’t. there is extra baggage, but on the other hand, divorcees already know what marriage is supposed to be about, and hopefully come into it with a better understanding of themselves. additionally, i think that people should date for a long time to try to get to know each other a lot better before committing. is it a guarantee? absolutely not, but the more time you spend with the person, the harder it is for them to keep up a facade.January 18, 2011 6:36 am at 6:36 am in reply to: second marriages #729520
this question was meant regarding people that are already divorced/widowed. we already went through the whole divorce issue on some other threads.January 18, 2011 5:03 am at 5:03 am in reply to: Kivre Avos #729255
good question, dg. probably bc at said levayas, assuming that nature has taken its natural course and the children outlive the parents, people do say the parent should be a mailetz yosher for the children. a sort of nechama for the children.January 18, 2011 4:32 am at 4:32 am in reply to: A Lady In The Grocery Said Leave It As A Mystery #729267
i think it’s more a reaction to the american idolization of youth. everyone wants to look and feel young. the second we say our true age, we dispell any possibility of seeming younger than we are.January 18, 2011 4:23 am at 4:23 am in reply to: What does it take to break a friendship? #729995
deiyezooger, git gezugt! is the person good for you or not. that is the question.January 18, 2011 4:22 am at 4:22 am in reply to: Kivre Avos #729253
why not? at every levaya the speakers ask that the niftar should be a mailetz yosher for the family AND FOR KLAL YISROEL. unless you don’t fall into one of those categories, i assume that is the case. just be careful not to daven TO the person.January 17, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm in reply to: What does it take to break a friendship? #729987
bad influenceJanuary 17, 2011 5:41 am at 5:41 am in reply to: Name That Tune! #1193844
1- tragically, he never did recover
2- it’s been so long since last i saw you smileJanuary 17, 2011 5:32 am at 5:32 am in reply to: Interesting proposals #728911
hey dg, here’s hoping you do get it right next time 🙂 (although statistics aren’t very promising. hmm… maybe THAT should be a new thread: success rate of second marriages?)