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Seven Mile Market and the owners give enormous amounts of support to Baltimore Jewish institutions and individuals in need and has done so for decades.
And they don’t have to asked for assistance, they are loyal partners of the community and know the community well.
It is unlikely that any interloper kosher supermarket will come anywhere near to Seven Mile Market’s commitment.
For this alone, Seven Mile Market should be supported exclusively by the Baltimore Jewish population.
A tschup isn’t as assur as a comb-over or a dye job.
Lubavitch follows the AriZal custom of trimming his peyos with scissors when they grew into his beard.March 25, 2019 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1701484
The intermarriage rate in the USA among Jews is over 60%; this includes Orthodox. Among the non Orthodox alone, the rate is over 70%. When you remove the Orthodox from the numbers, at least 35% of the non-Orthodox Jewish population are not Jewish since half are female. When factoring in other considerations, the proportions are much higher.
Yiddish is holy to us who are fortunate to understand or speak this beautiful shprach of the g’dolim. It is torturous for those of you who don’t.
zahavasdad, in all likelihood, your Zadie did not converse in Polish.
Actually, I was told by a Rav in the name of a highly respected Rosh Yeshiva and Posek that themed mishloach manos are stupid and, therefore, Assur to give.
Moderator-29, a while ago, I was pretty active in the Coffee Room and had lots of deletions. So I had to figure out how to bury my politically incorrect messages in pareve posts.
Thank you Joseph, I try. But I think there has been a few more over the years. After all, I’m the most serious person here.
It’s just not the same anymore. And there is the thought of possible deletion, so why bother.
You do not fulfil the mitzvah of mishloach manos when you give a simple niggardly mishloach manos to a choshuve person, such as myself. It’s a turn off. Some will re-gift but when I get one of those, it goes right into the garbage.
However Joe, any Bais Yaakov Rebbetzin will out learn you (and me) in both Torah she’bal peh and b’ksav on any day.
It also depends on your priorities in Kashrus; and there are conflicting types of hashgachos.
For instance, some food items are Yoshon but not Cholov Yisroel or Pas Yisroel.
While other food items are Cholov Yisroel or Pas Yisroel but not Yoshon.
Some foods are Glatt, but not as reliable as the non-Glatt alternative.
Other hashgachos rely on the oven light for Pas Yisroel or a timed ignition while some want a live person to light the fire. Some will rely on a camera to act as a mashgiach while others want a live person.
M’ikor hadin, based on percentages, reading the ingredient content on the wrapper or box is good enough. I heard this from a Torah giant many years ago.
I miss the good times when that’s all we had to do.January 7, 2019 11:48 am at 11:48 am in reply to: Beth Isaac of Flatbush (R Yerucham Leshinsky) Closed? #1658264
There are numerous shuls (especially shteiblach) and yeshivas that are privately owned yet have a non-profit status. It is not a steera.
All American heimish hechsheirim depend and rely on the OU hechsheirim for their products.
Therefore, I would only rely on the non-heimish hechsheirim, i.e., OU; OK; Star K.
It is no coincidence that Cuomo visited the Satmer and Square Rebbes before the November elections while the edicts came from Cuomo after the elections. Very sneaky. Did he get the votes he was looking for from these communities? if he did, it seems the chasidic leaders did a terrible job.November 13, 2018 11:45 am at 11:45 am in reply to: Is there a word in davening that you always mispronounced? #1622083
It’s not Moshiach Tzidkecha; it’s Meshiach Tzidkecha
It’s not Hodu Al Eretz Vshamayim; it’s Hodo Al Eretz Vshamayim
It’s not Vtzadkeinu Bemishpot; it’s Vtzadkeinu BamishpotOctober 23, 2018 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm in reply to: Rav Yitzchok Lichtenstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaath #1609703
She has other children who are.October 23, 2018 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm in reply to: Rav Yitzchok Lichtenstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaath #1609637
YTV needed someone in the royal family as Rosh Yeshiva in order to restore its status among the “top” echelon. That is why certain individuals and Yeshivas will never be included and accepted, no matter how qualified or learned, as the minimum requirements are not there.October 23, 2018 10:30 am at 10:30 am in reply to: Rav Yitzchok Lichtenstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaath #1609540
Rav Yitzchok Lichtenstein’s esteemed father zt’l and his esteemed grandfather zt’l were eloquent Yiddish speakers.
YTV also differs from many positions of Chaim Berlin and Lakewood.October 15, 2018 11:36 am at 11:36 am in reply to: Can DNA ancestry testing tell you if you’re background is Sephardi or Ashkenazi? #1604718
For instance, if your are an Ashkenazi Jew from Europe and your family came to the USA after 1945, yet your results come back with traces of South American ancestry, hmm…October 10, 2018 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm in reply to: Can DNA ancestry testing tell you if you’re background is Sephardi or Ashkenazi? #1603418
Joseph, what you know about your yichus only goes back several doros.
So if you have nothing to worry about, give it a shot.
I wonder if the test can give you a clue concerning mamzeirus and other things?October 10, 2018 11:56 am at 11:56 am in reply to: Can DNA ancestry testing tell you if you’re background is Sephardi or Ashkenazi? #1602764
It is probably better not to be tested; you may find out some info about your background that you would rather not know.
I’d rather be arrested and handcuffed by a female than a male; they are more gentle.
Also, the vast majority of medical staff at hospitals and medical facilities are female.
In all cases, avoid chillel Hashem where the only kapora is death to the culprit.
If you follow your Rov on everything he does or holds by;
then you need to follow him concerning his views on the Brooklyn/Manhattan Eruv too.
Otherwise, you have who to rely on; either way.
Munkatch was not a shtetel .
While life was difficult is the small Jewish villages, life was difficult in rural America as well during those years.
I’m wondering if you who are bitter concerning Yiddish would have the same opinion if you had the good fortune to understand and converse in this wonderful shprach.
Goyim in Israel who speak modern Hebrew make up about 25% of the Israel’s population, so it does not qualify. Hardly any goyim speak Yiddish.
As you are aware, a large portion of the Israeli population are goyim and they speak Hebrew. This takes Hebrew out of the holy language rule.
One should always daven at his seat while on a plane.
You can apply this rule to other situations as well.
Any language which is spoken primarily by Yidden is holy; currently this would include Loshon Hakodesh and Yiddish, to the exclusion of every other language.
Let’s start from the very beginning for a thorough discussion:
How can there be any kashrus problems or hashkafa issues when all these top rabbis are starring at these resorts all over the world?May 2, 2018 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm in reply to: Upon discovering that your shul uses Carlebach niggunim #1514987
“Some people feel by singings his Nigunim they are endorsing some of his other activities”
Using this logic, we would not be singing any nigunim.
R’Moshe holds no music for the entire year.
© 2018 Simchas Hachaim Publishing.
Above copyright info is shown the website.
However, I believe you are in compliance with government rules for copying as long as you don’t profit from it.January 16, 2018 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm in reply to: Choson & Kallah Walking Together Into Wedding Hall – Jewish or Gentile? #1450826
All of our wedding customs are original and copied by the goyim, including, as per the Talmud, the throwing of rice or grain at the Choson and Kallah.
The only exception is when the Choson and Kallah come into the hall together. Our current custom is entirely fake and meant to be politically correct to appease the more modern among us and it distorts the emes way of starting out in a new marriage together.
It had been the custom for Yidden going all the way back, that the Choson walks into the hall handcuffed to the Kallah to show everyone in attendance who is really boss. I feel there would be far fewer problems if we reverted back to this custom as the Kallah would understand early on her place in the marriage.
Try donating to the new sponsor a daf for finding a shidduch business.
No one actually knows the shape of the original menorah nor would that shape apply to the Chanukah menoras we use. In fact, the Chanukah menorah is a relatively modern invention of convenience to keep the lights in an orderly separate group. The menorah is not required to fulfill the mitzvah of lighting Chanukah candles; wax or oil.
Orthodox Jews are held and should be held to a higher standard. Torah Jews broadcast to the world that are we are the chosen people and on a higher level than others so the goyim make sure we keep to our commitments.
And, who is fooling who? We have been through this many times before in different situations. And when found guilty, we Orthodox receive the highest penalties available; again because the goyim hold us to what the Torah demands of us.
The vast majority of goyish welfare cheats are not shown living in massive new houses with manicured gardens. But the non-Jewish populations are justifiably chagrinned when the abusers are displayed living the lifestyle out of a movie set. I am too.
Joseph, would you swear in Beis Din that the Kushners eat treif, in any setting.
Otherwise, you continue with your MotziShemRa ways.
But we are not surprised.
Joseph, you say that loshon hora and dan lechaf zechus only apply to Shomrei Shabbos.
But your own acceptance and spreading of loshon hora is what brands the Kushners as non-Shomrei Shabbos. However, in most respects they could be far more ehrlich and greater shomrei mitzvos than you. Does that mean that people are permitted to spread loshon horo about you?
You are dan lechaf zechus for yourself but not for others. Don’t you have anything to do tshuva for on Yom Kippur?June 20, 2017 11:40 am at 11:40 am in reply to: Rumor about Ivanka Trump Spurs conversation about Geirus #1300077
It is known that Joseph is a student of Rabbi Shmuel Brog. Rabbi Brog was a Tzadik and would never refer to Rav Goren as Goren or to Rav Soloveitchik as J.B.
Unfortunately, this is not so with at least one of his wayward students.June 19, 2017 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm in reply to: Rumor about Ivanka Trump Spurs conversation about Geirus #1298974
Joseph, you can’t have it both ways. Rav Goren actually held like you.
Rav Goren maintained that the geyrus for the principal in the Langer case could be revoked since he was not nizhar in halacha after the geyrus.
As a result, since the principal was still a goy (as you also maintain in the Trump case); Rav Goren, therefore, held that there was no mamzeirus.
I guess you, Rav Goren and other Poskim at the time employed similar logic in order to avoid mamzeirus in Yisroel.June 19, 2017 11:40 am at 11:40 am in reply to: Rumor about Ivanka Trump Spurs conversation about Geirus #1298872
Rav Ovadiah Yosef, Rav Elyashiv, and many others of their stature, had halachic disagreements with other Poskim and Rabbanim.
These Poskim still maintain their status in Klal Yisroel, as mature people know the disagreements are l’shem Shomayim .
However, the peanut brain critics will continue to complain and spew hatred as did Korach and his ilk.June 14, 2017 10:35 am at 10:35 am in reply to: Rumor about Ivanka Trump Spurs conversation about Geirus #1296256
It baffles me why anyone would risk violating the d’oiraisas of lashon hara and “you should love the Ger” concerning Ivanka Trump.
In addition, it is very rare that a Ger or a Baal Tshuva keeps all the mitzvos immediately. It is a lifetime work in progress as we know. We are all Gerim /Baalei Tshuva and we all struggle with our yetzer haras in observing all the laws of the Torah.
Improving our own levels of Torah observance will bring us closer to Hashem and please Hashem ; lashon hara however, will not help anyone.
No sugar but caramelize the onions for sweetness. Drain off some of the oil.
Go easy on the spices (add a little garlic too) and don’t overcook the liver!
Use a grinder rather than a blender and add a little bit of water.
B’N, if I make it to age 95 and still have my marbles, I will start smoking again.
Most people don’t know that the Frierdiker Rebbe wore long peyos under his hat/yarmulke.
It’s: The Rebbe, Zeicher Tzadik Livracha
The translators and editors of the ArtScroll gemoras use the Sonsino Talmud. Ask them if they could use another set.
“For adults, a typical serving is 4 ounces of fish.”
Not to worry, after considering the fillers in frozen commercial gefilta fish (matzo meal, onions, carrots, eggs, etc.) four ounces of fish is probably what is contained in a 20 ounce loaf.
Also, there is hardly any fish in fish sticks as well.
It’s nuts to use expensive cuts for chulent. Second cut brisket it great and you don’t need to cook for 24 hours. Also, minute roast; use thinner front end for roast and back part for chulent. Finally, calachel meat is very good. Grain finished is best for any meat but not necessary for second cut brisket chulent meat.