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There is no way that Pollard will be returned to jail; restrictions or no restrictions.January 25, 2016 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm in reply to: No, you don't own the parking spot you dug out for the next two weeks #1133980
Some people even make an illegal driveway on their property, thereby permanently saving a parking spot in front of their home.
I once heard from a great Rov that there is room to permit chillul shabbos in order to avoid an incident where someone is going to definitely be publicly embarrassed by someone. Kal v’chomer, to eat cholov stam.
If you want to be a winner; buy a ticket and don’t check it after the drawing. But since you probably won, just conduct your life accordingly. No problem.
Show me a YU bochur and I’ll show you a Rav Bick; a Rav Bulman; a Rav Shechter; a Rav Eider; a Rav Kahn; a Rav Tendler; etc; etc.
“some people have a greater yatzer hara than others”
No. It’s just that different people have a yeitzer hara for different things.
If you really want an eye opener, click on the above ad for Lasik vision correction.
I was nearly blind until twenty years ago when I had the Lasik procedure done. I went from -750 to 20/20 perfect vision and its still holding up.
Everyone I’ve spoken to about it who had it done have the same opinion. If you follow the post op instructions (eye drops for about a week), you will be happy with the results.
You can find a relatively inexpensive facility but, regardless, its a lot cheaper than getting new lenses all the time. You will see perfectly, and not go through the lenses hassle when swimming; showering; sleeping;etc.
You’ve got it all wrong. In fact, my opinion of modern Orthodox rabbis is that they are nothing but a bunch of OISVORFS.
rabbiofberlin – I don’t disagree with you concerning Trump; but he is still an unknown versus a known. And he has frume mechutanim so maybe that’s worth something.
But for now Trump has a purpose and I don’t think he will make it to the finish line. BTW, no matter what any candidate says while campaigning, the embassy will not move to Jerusalem and the State Dept. will call most of the shots. And Hashem will be the protector of Israel.
Let’s not forget the huge embrace and kiss that Hillary presented to Suha Arafat. And let’s not forget the forty-five minute scolding she gave to Nitanyahu concerning the building of additional housing in Eretz Yisroel. So much for the making of a great president.
What’s all the fuss? I know many mamzeirim. They marry into good families, have children and are even given shishi on Shabbos.
As they say, “Hair today, gone tomorrow”.
So what’s the problem if they get in?
Yeshiva World News Payment Terms of Service are pretty clear: You pay by credit card and all sales are final.
While a shaitel will enhance a women’s appearance, a man’s toupee makes him look like an idiot; and that’s assur too.December 7, 2015 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm in reply to: Bais yaakov cookbook doesn't have recipe for latkes? #1115019
I still use the Jennie Grossinger cookbook. It has long been out of print so it has to be handled delicately or the pages crumble in my hands. Its obvious to a frum person that the cookbook editor knew little of kashrus, so keep that in mind when preparing the recipes.December 7, 2015 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm in reply to: Bais yaakov cookbook doesn't have recipe for latkes? #1115016
I agree oomis. Many cookbook editors feel that it’s beneath them to include traditional food recipes,such as, p’cha, latkes or matzo knaidlech.
So oomis, let’s have both of them latke recipes.
Why’d you do that Joe?
Yes, it’s a real p’sak.
I would think that wigs for medical or business purposes are not included.
I know people who do comb-overs. I wonder if that is included.
“Triangle K being too lenient when it comes to meat or wine”
While all national hashgachos have had major kashrus mishaps, this has never happened to the Triangle K; and no one has ever been able to trip them up. Enough with the motzi shem rah!
Anything that a fellow does to make himself look younger is considered beged isha.
I’m in the mood for some genuine cured corned beef; the kind that took several weeks to prepare. Does anyone still do it or are they all overnight chemicals doing the curing nowadays? To borrow a phrase, if you youngins never had the original corned beef, you never ate corned beef in your lives.
I suppose most gift giving could fall under the category of chukas akum; after all, the custom of the world is to give gifts for almost any occasion; to name a few: baby and bridal shower gifts, and birthday gifts and wedding gifts, anniversary and holiday gifts.
In all likelihood, the goyim copied their December gift giving from the yidden, as almost all of their religious customs and rules have their origins in our own minhagim and halacha.
In some instances, the yidden did away with our minhagim since they were copied and practiced by the goyim.
It’s interesting that the children of intermarried couples are very machmir in this respect and while being totally ignorant of Judaism, they expect gifts for and their bar/bat mitzvah along with Hanukah (8) and xmas gifts.
But Chanukah gift giving got way out of hand long ago. Where is the kol korei from our Rabbonim? What happened to the teaching of sonas matonos yichye?
What is the best and least expensive gift a wife and husband can give each other and would be the most appreciated; some compliments and a bit of mutual respect. And I don’t think we need to worry that the goyim will be copying this too.
Want to know how many are going to become frum as a result of this program; who would not otherwise become frum? Not a one.
We all owe a great debt to the vast majority of Orthodox women who do not dance with a Torah on Simchas Torah. It is only through them that Yiddishkeit thrives and it is these women that will make possible the coming of Moshiach.
The overall Pew findings are based on a nationally representative sample of U.S. Jews: Telephone interviews were conducted with 3,475 Jews, including 2,786 Jews by religion and 689 Jews of no religion.
It’s not correct to throw everyone who is not MO into the Hareidi category.
There are other categories of Orthodox other than Hareidi and MO that should have been addressed and included in the study.
It may have been banned because some will wear sunglasses, especially indoors, so that they can stare and not be observed.
According to the Pew 2013 study, there are 5.3 million Jews in the United States, of which 10% claim to be Orthodox; at best this puts the Orthodox population at 530,000.
A good deal of the 5.3 million is not Jewish by halachic standards (due in large measure that 58% of Jewish marriages are Intermarriages) which would make the total Jewish population even less but the Orthodox percentage more.
Of the 10% claiming to be Orthodox, only 77% would avoid handling money on Shabbos. This would coincide with your statement that 77% of MO believe in G-d with absolute certainty.
So if we use the strictly Shomrei Torah and Mitzvos as the criteria for Orthodox, this brings the total orthodox population down to 408,000.
If your 2/3 number is correct, this would make the USA Hareidim population about 275,000.
“I have very different ideas about his big of a masmid/talmid chochom is worth supporting.”
True, we don’t agree; but maybe you have deeper pockets than I do. If my son-in-law is not a serious learner; I’d rather he work and learn; like I do. I could use the support money to pay my own bills.August 27, 2015 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm in reply to: Asking to taste the girl's cooking before agreeing to a shidduch #1098236
More importantly, a girl should make sure a fellow knows how to learn, gets up early, and can provide for a family before agreeing to a shidduch as these are the most important jobs of a husband.
Some very important items to know if you are worried about paying for weddings:
Technical, how much are you willing to pay for a one-time swim?
What about staying married?
By the way, heavier women are usually more fertile than thinner women.
Also, boys tend to be attracted to heavy girls with money or with the right yichus, so it seems.
Yeah, and I’m looking for the the email address of Rav Kaniefsky.
skripka, you want to if the green cheese on the moon is chalav yisroel? Ask Alice Kramden.
CHSV: While I did not see your post till now, I see we travel the same road. But you said it better.
Frum Jews don’t litter.
Someone wearing a yarmulke should take it off before he litters.
The worst offenders are the ones who toss their filthy food wrappers out the car windows. Big Chillel Hashem which
Yom Kippur is not m’chaper, so enjoy the clean car.
I left out the “such as” details. No need, you can provide your own names.
Ravs Gifter; Huttner and many more had chups. However, if you have one to make you look younger; it is assur.
Now, what about a toupee or a comb-over, such as, probably the same p’sak.
“In most of the world outside of America, people tend to shower with a frequency closer to once a week…”
Whether they need it or not.
Google the organization Neighborhoodcats.
This is only an American issue as the populations of most other countries (especially France) do not shower that often.
There are precedencies shown in the Talmud to allow stringencies of these rules to be adjusted as for Americans who are considered “istanis” in these matters. Chazal would permit leniencies to people who are sensitive concerning their bathing and eating requirements (istanis); i.e., an istanis mourner was permitted to bathe.
Rav Dovid Kronglas allowed showering during the nine days but advised bochrim to increase the cold water each day as it got closer to Tisha B’av.
We had that problem. Thanks to the cat lovers lobby, cats are a much protected breed by law in New York City.
There are altruistic sorts who will take the cats away to have them neutered (free of charge) and might not bring them back; as in our case.
The “Yisroel” in “Chalav Yisroel” is a camera focused on the cows while the Yisroel is home watching the milking.
“When I asked a different well known posek for his opinion, he told me (and asked not to be quoted), “You should be machmer”.”
Yes, YOU should be machmer since you asked for yourself, but the entire frum community need not be machmer since we did not ask this posek and since this posek wanted anonymity, it means that this Psak was for you only.
Being machmer beyond the ikor din is a personal decision. Everyone has their pet Mitzvos where they may want to be machmer, i.e., tzedakah; esrog; glatt; cholov Yisroel.
However, there are certain areas where one must be stringent, i.e., talking in shul; g’zeila; lying; loshon hora.
“the worst interuption in shul are the 5,6,7 mishulachim that collect during shma or shmonei esreh”
We don’t permit it; only before Barchu and after chazaras hashatz/leining.
What’s worse than a cell phone going off? Answering it in shul. We don’t permit cell phones to be ON in shul, yet there is always someone whose phone rings and even someone who will answer it.
However, people who learn or davin while the Rav is speaking in shul are worse than those who use their phones in shul.
If the United States government did not have all these equal protection rules, they would have come after us long ago.