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Chassidim live in Antwerp, and they seem to do pretty well. I think the entire debate on alphabets is way OT. I got R’ Sherizen’s book. We’ll see how it goes.
Joseph, I’d like to propose that you are significantly underestimating the number of Yiddish speakers. According to Wikipedia, there are 400 thousand Chassidim today. Assuming almost all speak Yiddish, there are still a couple hundred thousand (if not more) Litvish who also speak Yiddish. So does anyone have any actual ways of learning Yiddish?
It would seem people who actually speak Yidish (or at least the ones who
I want to speak Yiddish to, whether Litvish or Chassidish) don’t hold by YIVO. Yiddish is a living language just like English. I would also like to ask the mods to restrict the thread to practical ideas rather than the politics of Yiddish vs. Hebrew, as another thread several years ago fell into.
Avi K, I would say that if you believe that Yiddish should no longer be spoken, we should also stop learning Talmud Bavli, being that is “pidgen Babylonian” ( Your faux intellectual venee vocabularyr is cute if self humiliating). As for Jew, I don’t know about your apocryphal reference of
Rav Kook ZTL, but Mordechai is called a Yehudi in the Megillah. As for Yiddish being a dead language, there is no question in my mind whatsoever that Yiddish has a faster growth rate than Hebrew does. Note that I am not opposed to Hebrew, I’m just stating a reasonable opinion. Are you like a self hating Ashkenazi? Why are you so opposed to the language spoken by so many Gedolim in everyday life and shiurim? The language that the Lubavitcher Rebbe Zatzal spoke? I assume you’re an Ashkenazi, only because I can’t imagine the hatred for Yiddish coming from a Sephardi. I apologize if this comes across as uncivil, but I ask the Mods to approve it if only because Reb K is being disrespectful to every Chassid and every other Litvisher Yid. Your calling the Ashkenazi pronunciation “galut hebrew” is also disrespectful. By that standard, the Gemara is Galut Torah (indeed, there are some
(who shall not be named here) who actually assert this!) Please have some respect for your fellow Yidden and their long held Minhagim before you submit your next comment. Incidentally, why do you think so many Sephardi Chareidm wear black hats if they’re so much better? Are they Uncle Aryehs? Have they internalized Ashkenazi normativity?July 11, 2017 8:21 am at 8:21 am in reply to: Discouraging Making Aliyah: Satmar Rebbe in France #1315075
If you live in Beitar or Modiin there isn’t a “spiritual threat”. Certainly not more than France.
You are unhappy because your friend and his kallah announced they are engaged? I don’t comprehend why you are upset.What did they do wrong?
I believe 1984 put it as “Those who controll the past (the interpretation) control the present(hashkafa). And those who conrol the present control the future(no comparison).
Wait, you’re upset that your friend and his kallah announced that they were engaged to your children? I don’t get it.
Hello? Nobody here knew that the government already spies on us? And no, I do not wear a tin foil hat on my head. Nobody has ever heard of ECHELON?
Snowmen is a criminal mastermind and is working with Elvis Presley and Tony Blair to undermine the USA. But seriously, the issue is irrelevant. Anybody who does not already suspect that the government captures our every waking moment(and even some non waking ones) is either naive or ignorant. Knowing the specifics doesn’t really do much.
Speaking of psychology and human nature, try Agatha Christie’s works, especially the Poirot novels. To quote one of his stories;
Poirot shook his head violently.
“That is the psychology,” said M. Bouc.
“And one must respect the psychology. This crime has a signature and it is certainly not the signature of Colonel Arbuthnot.”
Murder on the Orient Express
Pretty much all of her books are unmatched genius.
Let me phras it better. Vote for the biggest republican, biggest democrat, biggest ultra right wing and biggest ultra left wing.
R.t I have the answers.
Any kind of ash will do.
Just a fine powder.
Just all around your bed, clockwise or counter clockwise.
Just to be safe lets say you go to sleep at 8 and wake up at 6.30.
Just the I’mprints of rooster footprints.
Formula to see Sheidim
Take the placenta of a firstborn black cat, daughter of a firstborn black cat. Grind it to powder. Fill your eye with it and you will see them.WARNING! Seal your mouth lest they harm you and seal what’s left of the powder in an iron tube sealed with an iron seal lest they steal it.
Yes but reb bibi bar avaye recovered.
Sam 2 ,
It corroborates the Gemara because it says that there are a thousand on your left and ten thousand on your right, basically, they are everywhere.
Health, I’m in a rush so here it is.
Israel proper means Israel, as in the landmass, not against Israeli nationals in general like in Bulgaria.
I said casualties DUE to terror.
Haven’t you ever heard of plain old murder?
The rockets are a terror ATTEMPT. As in, a failed terror attack.
By the way, you keep on talking about giving Israel to Turkey. That might be a bit of a problem, seeing as Syria Isin between them and they don’t share a border. Why not just make Israel part of Britian, like it once was? Or the 51st state or the 15th territory while your at it?
P.S I’m as far from being a lib as the u.s is from Italy.
P.p.s “No retaliations”
To paraphrase you, its a typical anti-Israel lie.
Oomis, I don’t think so.
R.t, I’ll look it up 3rd thing tomorrow
Sam2 if someone put that kind of formula in their eyes, they probably would see Sheidim.August 16, 2012 2:57 am at 2:57 am in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893780
Mods, please delete my two posts on this thread
Will anyone volunteer to debate?
Mods, please select each of the four debators or I will.
Health “Typical Zionist Lie!”
You did not say which part of my comment was false. The fact is that NYC has had more casualties due to terror in the last 20 years than Israel in it’s entire existence.
“almost daily terrorist attacks”
We are on track for the lowest amount of terror in Israel proper since … Forever. There have been 2 victims so far this year. The reason there was an attack in Bulgaria is because the Bulgarians don’t know a bloody thing about counter-terrorism.
“Arab Stone throwing”
That is crime, not terror.
“daily rocket attacks”
Most thank God, miss by miles and the iron dome, with Siyatey Dishmaya, should take care of the rest.
You must be joking.
I just mixed the formula. I’m thinking weather I should use it or not.
It’s R&R people! Romney N’ Ryan
WIY, rocks means awesome, which the Chacham undoubtedly is.
It would take much too long for everyone to post everything. Read praying with fire and other books from a library and a seforim store
Goq, pretty much
Rebry, Sheidim are demons, not ghosts. And regular people can’t see Sheidim unless you us the formula mentioned above, so things non-Jews see are simply hoaxes.
Health A. Most do not hold like the Satmar Rebbe Z’L in regards to living in Israel. B. No Posek could have said that in regards to Sakana because I know of a city that has had more terrorism in the last 20 years than Israel for it’s whole existence. I know because I live there. What is this city, more dangerous than all others? It’s New York. Why doesn’t anyone ban living here? Hmm?
Shmoel, I think a dibbuk possesses you instead of just harming you.
Curiosity, if you just sprinkle ash around yor bed nothing will happen, just you will see their footprints which look like a rooster’s on the ground around you when you wake up. However, if you actually tried the gemaras formula to actually SEE Sheidim which is to take a part of a cat(has to be firstborn several gens)burn it to ash and sprinkle it in your eyeA.no wonder you’d see Sheidim!B. if you actually saw Sheidim, yes you most probably would lose your mind.
WIY, if you do try this out, it says to seal your mouth and put what’s left of the powder into an iron tube which is sealed so there will be no danger.
Avi K, you wouldn’t be the first one. Shlomo Hamelech commanded Sheidim to do his bidding and their king was his servant.( Lots of interesting medrashim on that one.)
Mommam, I don’t know about that so i can’t give you an answer on that one.
Curiosity, about the question…. No comment.
It also says that a wonk is “a studious and hardworking person” so yes, it is probably good to be a wonk.
Oy and curiosity put it nicely.
Chelm WAS a real place. In fact, a golem was created there, although less famous then the Maharal’s, it is documented that it was created by the Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu Baal Shem. I think it is rather rude to characterize a whole real town as being fools.
Chacham, what do you think it is? According to me, a Zionist is one who aspires to live in E’Y under a constitutional theocratic monarchy under Malchus Beis David. Acc. to that, I am a Zionist.
Englishman, yes but what is your definition of Zionist?
Choppy: Are you saying that those who died the Holocaust who were not religious, or those of the Munich Massacre, Entebbe, the recent attack in Bulgaria, Mr. Pearl, or all those who died because they were Jewish did not die Al Kiddush Hashem? Explain yourself.
Na-na na na na nini,nana na nanini,nanananani, na na nanini
ItcheSrulik: I stand corrected.
What does everybody think about the announcement made by the president regarding Israel going back to 1967 borders?
Thanks Mod, I LOVE it
Itche Srulik: Sort of what i meant but ok.P.S that was my first insult ever on the site. Thank you :).
Mother In Israel: Absolutely nothing. I just did that to make people click on this thread.However, you can tie Shabbos into your posts.
Proud Lib: You haven’t posted yet. I’m waiting.
I thought I should say this: My policy is not to do name calling or insults.
can mine be “hurts.. hartburn.. OOOWWW” or something along the lines of heatburn and cholent. the posibilites are endless! PLEASE!!!
OK, I understand Pac-Man in theory… like the Sinai and Golan heights with Egypt and Syria respectively. However… the new PA with Hamas and the Fatah, the guys behind the PLO,(think Entebbe ) WILL NOT make peace with Israel. In fact, in Hamas’s charter it says something along the lines of pushing Israel into the sea.THEY, unlike Egypt want land for pieces (of Israelis).Also, with Mubarak gone, Egypt is starting to get back to not being so friendly with Israel. Israel is largely viewed as an enemy country within Egypt. Thats the end of land for peace. will there be a war? If yes, when?
Pac-man: I’m sorry I did not hear about that.Citation please?
cold stone creamery is a really nice place!! gotta look up the exact addressApril 6, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am in reply to: How'd You Know What you Wanted To Do With Your life? #756322
Well, I want to be a CIA agent. I’m learning Hebrew and will learn Arabic and Chineese.
Mods, its up to you. Just think of something cool.
Well, I never eat cholent. That’s my name because it is catchy.