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And while you’re at it, please post a recipe for no carb pizza. Thanks.
I know one choshuv Rav in Brooklyn who hitched a ride on Shabbos with a frum doctor who was returning home after delivering a baby in the hospital. I assume there was no zilzul Shabbos in that situation.
“I’ll fire up the BBQ and serve “minute” ribeye steaks with salad fresh native corn on the cob and sweet potato fries for lunch around our pool.”
During the hot summer times, when it’s too uncomfortable to eat around our pool, we will dine inside in cool comfort and have Jeeves our butler grill for us.
rabbiofberlin: As long as you don’t pay, it would be allowed to ride public transport, with the caveat that there could be “maris ayin”.
What would be the “maris ayin”? Are tokens or metro cards like money or are they proof of advance-payments?
I don’t care for Starbucks brewed retail or otherwise, but I like the VIA Columbia.
Joseph, fyi, VIA is a Starbucks instant coffee in a packet; comes in several varieties.
M’ikor hadin, it would be permitted to ride in a car, bus and subway.
I know someone who was out of a job for over a year and went to a m’kubal for advice. He was told to obtain a pair of RT t’filin to wear in addition to Rasi. He followed the m’kubal’s instructions and BH he has been employed for many years.
For the most part, I gave up on brewed coffee once I discovered VIA Instant Columbia, also it’s ok for Pesach. The best price is at Costco.
Aside from S’fardim, did any non-chasidik Roshei Yeshiva/Rabbonim put on Rabainu Tam t’filin?
There is no universal best way to make minute steak or roast. Of course, most depends on whether the meat is imported which is very lean (natural pasture, South America) or American which is marbled (grain finished).
For broiling or grilling steaks, you must use American beef unless the meat is marinated for a day or two. Otherwise, you will get a tough and tasteless result. And you will be throwing away money and thinking the fault lies with you.
The thinner front part of minute roast is best for steaks and roasts since it has very little gristle. Buy the whole roast and slice it yourself for steaks. For best enjoyment, peal off (use a sharp knife) the outer membrane which covers the meat before marinating or spicing. (I store any meat meat or chicken trimmings in the freezer and use it when cooking up a soup). Cut the back part of the minute roast (with thicker gristle) into cubes and use for stew, cholent, or grind for hamburger meat.
Another method where I have also had very good results: first spice the minute roast (coat the meat with oil so spices will adhere to the meat and for flavor) and then roll the flat roast into a cylinder shape and tie several times with twine. The baked roast slices beautifully. You can also use a tightly packed soup bag for similar results.
I store spiced roast in a gallon size baggy with spices and oil for a while. Bake uncovered with the remainder oil and spices, turn meat, and remove when meat thermometer reads about 130 degrees. PERFECT.
Baking uncovered is also good for silver-tip/shoulder and rib roast.
“I follow art a bit and nobody says that”
Are you certain?
Art experts have stated that Hitler was a good artist. He was not an outstanding artist, but they say, he was a good artist.
Whose worse, Y’rovom ben N’vot or Kozbi bas Tzur?
Does wealth equate With happiness? I don’t know; but, for one, ask Robin Williams.
Hitler, y’mach sh’mo, was a good artist.
“In fact, Chabad of Parkchester, in the Bronx, holds its services in a mosque.”
The mosque may be permitted, but to daven with Chabad many hold is assur.
Here we go again.
“he obviously meant some dancing from the simcha of kabolas htorah”
Wrong holiday for dancing during davening.
In a few years? Worrying about it now is a waste.
Are you looking for entertainment or davening? Davening is not dancing.
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Which one is correct quote?June 7, 2016 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm in reply to: What percentage of conservative and reform are halachically jewish? #1154412
Other findings based on the 2013 Pew survey: Outside of Orthodoxy, only 15% of the total “Jewish” population said that religion was important in their lives, just 5% said being Jewish was mainly a matter of religion, and 50% held that a person can be Jewish and believe that Jesus is the messiah.June 6, 2016 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm in reply to: Why does the United States of America like to elect blue-eyed presidents? #1154558
Americans having dark brown eyes account for only 25% of the population. Stands to reason that most USA presidents do/did not have dark eyes.June 3, 2016 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm in reply to: What percentage of conservative and reform are halachically jewish? #1154388
In past national Jewish population surveys, an entire household is counted as Jewish if the head of the household claims to be Jewish.
Based on this criteria, Jewish population estimates for the United States averages 6.75 million, with the Orthodox population estimated to be 700,000 at most.
I believe the majority of those who are not counted as Orthodox, are in fact not Jewish at all according to halachic standards. This is based on the fact that for the past fifty years, the intermarriage rate, outside of Orthodoxy, is close to 75%.
smc – It is and it isn’t.
smc – it’s as tamey (sic) as your telephone.
The arrival of Moshiach will be announced to the entire world populations at once and instantly via the Internet.
DaasYochid – “French Roast is acceptable again this year with a plain OU.”
French Roast what?April 15, 2016 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm in reply to: Stop doing your banking in the middle of davening! #1147168
I guess everyone has different tolerance levels but coin noise in shul does not bother me that much.
But I do have other pet peeves concerning rudeness and insensitivity to a shul holiness.
I’ll mention three: Not returning s’farim to the shelves; leaving your nasty dirty tissues on the table (even for a moment); bringing or wearing your coat in shul. You would hopefully not do any of these things in your own home; let alone in G-d’s home.
DY- except for cottonseed oil in Israel, your examples are not part of the mesorah controversy.
Only those Ashkenazic poskim who were part of the original kitnios g’zeira (about 600-700 years ago) were permitted to determine which foods would be part of the g’zeira; we cannot do it on our own.
This is why we are safe with potato starch even though it’s more like flour than mustard seed (kitnios) yet perfectly ok. Those Ashkenazic Rabbonim never ate potatoes and, therefore, did not experience potato starch to make a g’zeira.
Another example: Rav Moshe zt”l held that peanuts were never part of the kitnios g’zeira mesorah, so he permitted peanuts on Pesach.
When I was young, peanut oil was THE oil used on Pesach by everyone. Whatever happened to that? Today no kashrus agency would put a hechsher on Pesach peanut oil. Why? Because they would be accused of all kinds of nasty things. Enough said.
“eating by a nephew”? “considered to be mishing”?
To be true to the echt minhag; one could not eat by a nephew or a daughter for that matter. That’s the way it was in Europ.
I think the minhag came as a result of everybody being so dirt poor and could not afford to be generous with their paltry food.
Mod 42; not really. Carlebach had a few chasunah tunes but I don’t think he was doing weddings 30-40 years ago as singers do them today. If he did, Carlebach would not have been living in the abject poverty he was subjected to. About twenty five years ago, he was involved with some weddings in Israel for baalei t’shuva and mass weddings of Russians in Efrat, but not money makers like today’s singers.
Besides the occasional chazan, who was singing at weddings 40 years ago? Any names?
Anyone know around when did wedding singers become part of the frum wedding? It’s a relatively new thing. Do all weddings now have these singers?
“If one did not hear every word, the mitzvah was not fulfilled according to most opinions.”
There are other opinions? Who are they?March 18, 2016 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm in reply to: What is the appropriate punishment for financial crimes? #1143376
Does the government have to return to Madoff all the income tax he paid for his inflated nonexistent income? Also, did the government return the tax overpaid by Madoff investors for their nonexistent income?
I have cleaned many thousands of fresh strawberries and afterwards, upon inspection, have never seen any bug or worm. Also, always slice the strawberries in half to be sure.
Do not store strawberries or other berries, use them immediately.
Perhaps smaller stores or fruit stands don’t have the quick turnover or storing facilities as a Whole Foods for keeping fresh berries from going bad and hatching the larva.
If alone in the car, some are able to be more focused on davening while driving, than when not. It’s not for everyone.
To all of you male posters who are addressing Joseph by name; a few words of caution: it’s very possible that Joseph is a female.
I never found thrips hiding behind or under strawberry seeds after washing very fresh strawberries. Whole Foods carries super fresh produce.
I always wash and inspect my own lettuce. I don’t trust anyone else. There is not one company that is going to do it as well as you can. And while eggs can hatch in bagged “checked” lettuce, it’d not going to happen when you wash and inspect close to meal time. I have found insects with the best hashgachos including postiv.
Joseph, follow your Rav’s behavior. Have you seen him drunk on Purim? If he does not get drunk on Purim, ask him what his heter is; and let us know.February 9, 2016 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm in reply to: Calling uncles and aunts without using their title #1136756
Well, my nieces and nephews can call what they want, but they doesn’t has ta call me Johnson.
I see you just joined the CR yesterday in order to post your rambling retort.
I would be delighted to read your post but just looking at it gives me a headache.
Next time, could you break it up a little for us?
Fixed it for you-29
How to make a lot of money online? The answer is SPAM.January 26, 2016 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm in reply to: No, you don't own the parking spot you dug out for the next two weeks #1134005
There is an unwritten social contract: we both dig our cars out; I can park in your spot and you can park in mine. Expand that rule to include an entire city and you have social order. It’s not going to be totally fair but it’s the best we have; like taxes.
Yiddishkeit would remain the same even without Moshiach.