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  • in reply to: Why do Chassidim seem happier. #1710350

    chasid
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    Learn chassidus and you’ll know why. My hunch is the difference between mussar and chassidus is the reason.


    chasid
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    Wearing simple clothing means you do not need to spend time worrying about how this colored shirt looks on you vs another. It allows one to focus on what’s inside vs the outside. In Chabad chasidus lingo: pnimiyus vs chitzoniyus.
    In Chabad it used to be acceptable to wear colored shirts, because it was assumed that bochurim we’re penimiyus and didn’t care either way. That has changed, and all yeshivas bow require white shirts.


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    It is in the interest of the government and a healthy society to ensure that we create economically integrated neighborhoods instead of rich and poor ones.
    Quite frankly, I believe that any religious Jew that believes in chesed and yosher should agree with this principle.
    Unfortunately, that are many neighborhoods where long time apartment building owners keep raising rents pricing out their fellow Jewish brothers and sisters. This is not the neighborhood our chazal believed in.

    in reply to: the demise of a normal sleeping schedule⚰️🛌🗓️ #1673151

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    I’m not sure which planet you live on, but there are no adults that I know that have these kind of erratic sleeping schedules. I am also a product of 80s childhood, and I have a very regular sleep schedule. so do most of the adults that I know in fact I can’t even think of one person that I’m aware of that gets up at 9 in the morning ever.

    in reply to: Should schools have midwinter break #1668789

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    The post seems to make an assumption that whatever we had back in Eastern Europe was somehow better than what we have in the USA today. I emphatically disagree.
    children need a break from studying, workers need a break from working. We are not machines.
    If you want to gripe about something which would be a valid argument, I would argue that adopting that European model of vacations over the summer, where schools are only closed for four weeks, would be a much better idea.

    in reply to: Pro Vaccination Paranoia in the frum community. #1617035

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    As a parent of a child on chemotherapy, a kid with measles could be a serious danger to my child.
    This is seriously one of the dumbest posts I’ve read on this forum. You assume to know the health of the kids in your kid’s school. There are many people who are immunosuppressed and some of these diseases could kill them.

    in reply to: Why are Liberals outraged that Trump acted like Obama #1562194

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    “coffee addict” which policies are you referring to?

    in reply to: Meaningful Bar mitzvah for someone secular #1520955

    chasid
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    How about a pushke or a siddur

    in reply to: Appalling How A Chabad Site Covers Tehillim Request For Rav Shteinman #1411325

    chasid
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    This has to be the dumbest post ever. COL is run by a couple from a little office in Crown Heights. It has nothing, I repeat nothing to do with anyone in any official capacity within the Crown Heights community or Chabad as an organization.
    They answer to no one except their advertisers.

    The fact that someone can take the illness of Rabbi Shteinman and turn it into a source of machlokes is shocking and disgusting. If you care so much say a kapitel of tehillim instead of sewing pirud and hatred.

    in reply to: Mikvah Price Gouging #1374309

    chasid
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    Unless you run an organization (i do) you really have no clue what costs are. Even if the building is donated, every so often you need to redo the tiles you need to replace the boiler you need to fix benches this so much upkeep there’s no way that daily charges could really cover these things.
    That’s before you get to things like liability insurance, workers comp, which I’m sure are very expensive.
    I believe that the mikvahs in Israel are subsidized by the government. So I’m not sure that that analogy works.
    Case in point: we just repainted our first floor and outside windows, it cost $5000, just like that!

    in reply to: Global Warming is not man-made #1364928

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    The question is not if climate change is man made, of course it I. We use more fossil fuel in the last 75 years than we have for 1000 years. We’ve sucked and burned so much oil and coal, it’s unimaginable.
    The real question is can we stop it. That we won’t know unless we try.

    in reply to: The Casualties of Yiddish in Litvishe Chadorim #1362459

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    The problem is that the kids come in not speaking hebrew or tiddish, the teacher takes hebrew (which the kids don’t understand) and translates it to Yiddish (which the kids don’t understand) and then the kids have to figure it out nack yo English.
    So if you’re smart you can do it, if not you suffer

    The bottom line is that yiddish is a language and needs to be taught as a language. Chumash is a subject and should not be used as a tool to teach yiddish.
    It’s simply bad pedagogy.

    in reply to: Every Menahels Difficult Dillema, the underperforming career rebbi. #1317154

    chasid
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    The issue is simple to resolve but will not be unless the menahel is top notch.
    It’s called assessments. If a rebbe is assessed on a regular basis and given proper feedback, goals and benchmarks, they will realise right away if they are no good, and will quickly find another job.
    In addition, if assessments are documented, they will see a string of failures and will realise that they have been fired for good cause.
    Some rebbes suffer burnout, the solution is have them change classes or take a year long sabbatical. Although the latter is costly.

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