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December 13, 2019 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm in reply to: Why are the liberals going to bus dangerous youths from OOT into Flatbush? #1810635
There are substantial g’virim in Flatbush who live close to this location. Where are they when it really makes a difference?
Maybe if we had a dinner and made them and family chairmen they would care to get involved.December 9, 2019 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm in reply to: Why are the liberals going to bus dangerous youths from OOT into Flatbush? #1809414
All of the local frum yeshivas and camps rent the East Midwood Jewish Center’s pool and gym for their programs for top dollar.
The one thing that the EMJC understands is money. But our community mosdos are not united enough for a plan of action because they want the pool and gym no matter what.
If they were really serious and refused to deal with the EMJC and boycotted their rentals, it’s unlikely EMJC would be acting in this manner.
You may want to rethink your decision. Do you know that you will no longer be permitted to enjoy a cheeseburger?
No, not permitted.
Shalich manis Purim themes are Assur.
“By you, you a Caption.
And by your mother, you are a Caption.
But by a Caption… you’re no Caption.”
People who steal, can steal from Moshe’s at any time.
Moshe’s trust you ; that you keep kosher and are a frum yid and you are not a ganiv.
It is probably a business decision not to add elaborate security items to the cart.
Why not install a GPS locator signal to the carts? Also too expensive?
“צריך אדם להתרחק מהנשים מאד מאד”.—if this was taken literally, you and the rest of the world, past and present, would not function.
And why is it muter to put someone else in the situation that you don’t want to be in.
Also, it would be useful if the airlines would identify which seats were selected by people who do not shower or use deodorant. Or by people who need the toilet alot. Or need to do their davening out of their seats. Or need to unwrap mounds of plastic wrap from their special foods. Or who need to walk around the plane looking for people they know.
Joseph, I would never give up my seat to sit next to a crying baby. And I have never seen anyone do so. Unless, of course you have a better seat to offer for the exchange. So I suggest you buy a business class seat and offer it to a coach flier if the occasion arises. It would be a small price to pay to avoid a lav if that is your view.
I am against chillel Hashem or chillel Shabbos, especially if it can be avoided by taking care of issues before they become problems. That is the shulchan aruch way.
Joseph then would agree that it is not a sin to sit next to a woman; rather it is a sin to enjoy looking at a woman’s pinky finger.
It is also not the responsibility of the airlines that customers not violate their moral weaknesses when it is too late to start rearranging airline seating.
Perhaps, people should not risk traveling so close to the start of Shabbos and, if it a problem for them, they should likewise request special seating prior to arriving at the airport or they should take their wives with them when traveling, no matter the hardship.
Is it an sin to sit next to a woman?October 23, 2019 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm in reply to: Requirement to tell your guests that your pasta is made from chickpeas? #1794176
They may figure it out on their own once they get a whiff of the new aromas in the room.
michael2, are you saying there is no tshuva without Mikvah?
A number of Poskim rely on sources to justify that a shower counts as mikvah for certain men who want to use it .
Take a long shower instead.
When allowing the public to use your property, you give up your rights on that property as well.
If you want to do a chesed for a fellow Jew, give them a gift of flowers or candy; not your property. And klugeryid, what is your address so that I can take advantage of your wonderful generosity and give you another opportunity for chesed.
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.
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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.