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The new cycle only starts tomorrow.
Does it work out to 7 1/2 years exactly, or does the cycle shift with time? (IOW, is it exactly two cycles precisely every 15 Jewish years?)
Jewish Law, as codified in Shulchan Aruch and all the other codes, prohibit the teaching of Oral Law (most notably Talmud) to girls and women.
You are so right. It was a gevaldike Kiddush Hashem!
Btw ZK, did you take the Catskills bus from the college?August 1, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am in reply to: Correction about Halacha of listening to music during meal #889276
Sam: You don’t listen to music all year?
Sam: No, it’s Shittas Beis Hillel (and how we pasken, though Rabbeinu Gershom changed things a bit for Ashkenazim.) Beis Shammai is more machmir when he may divorce her (i.e. for immorality not for simply burning his food), but we don’t pasken like B”S. (Nor do we pasken like Rebbi Akiva who says he may divorce her if he found a prettier woman or like R. Meir who holds that if a woman ate, walked haughtily, or nursed a baby in the market, her husband must divorce her.)
The Achronim go back and forth whether its dealing with a zivug rishon or sheini. They essentially say one should be much more reluctant to divorce a zivug rishon, although strictly according to halacha he may do so for a small reason, though it is very discouraged.
Shulchan Aruch paskens that if a woman is not modest like proper Bnos Yisrael, it is a Mitzvah to divorce her.
Toi: The Jews in Yemen came to Israel with more than one wife. They were never noheig it. And even the Sefardim I’m not sure they were ever noheig it before they just couldn’t do it because the secular law of the country they moved to prevented them.
Mammele: No. The halacha applies even if she is just a poor cook.
Or even if she’s a good cook, but it happened even one time.
(Rebbi Akiva goes further and rules that a man may divorce his wife simply because he has found a “more fitting woman.”)
The Teimanim and the Sefardim were never mekabel Rabbeinu Gershom’s cherems.
Anonym613: Who is Rav Pam, Rav Scheinberg, and Rav Moshe compared to Sam2, gavra_at_work, tahini and the coffee room critics?
Everything in his sefer that is cited as halacha, is pure halacha, and they are sourced as well.
Thank you for your understanding and advice. Per my rebbetzin, I of course always do.
Health: Phone lines get their power from the phone company, not directly from the buildings electric company. And in all power outages I’ve had, the phones continued working. Including the big outages that cut electric power to the entire city and region. The phone continued working.
Which side of the mechitza?
pool: A wife can be divorced for burning his dinner.
Get an old (non-AC powered) phone.
Or get a pigeon carrier.
gavra: You are mistaken about the Satmar Rebbe’s opinion of R. Kook. I’ll start another thread with his writings on him, since its a bit lengthy.
Riding in a separate section of the bus is tznius and preferred by every Yirei Shamayim woman.
Many people learn Sefer Yosifon on Tisha B’Av, as per the psak that its muttar (I think in Mishna Brura.) It’s been around for over 1,000 years (Rashi quotes it) and there is a Yiddish language version of it still extant from over 700 years ago.
The forecast is saying that Thursday (the rain date) will have dry weather, while Wednesday (the original date) will be thunderstorms.
Sam: The autorship of a sefer is more than simply a historic matter for us.
Sam2: That’s the academic world’s opinion. That doesn’t necessarily make them correct.
Why are you getting a license?
yeshivishsocrates: When does Rashi quote Josephus “over 20 times”? The only Rashi I am aware of is in Bava Basra 3b, and Rashi cites the “Sefer Yosifon”, not Josephus itself. I’m not even sure if Sefer Yosifon is the same as Josephus, as Sefer Yosifon is attributed to the authorship of ???? ?? ??????.
Free will doesn’t mean you are allowed to do an aveira.
At the very least, one shouldn’t justify it. There is a big difference between one person who speaks loshon hora, knows it’s wrong, doesn’t go around saying that talking l”h is okay, accepts mussar that l”h is wrong and hopes to stop soon; and another person who talks loshon hora, thinks it’s okay, goes around justifying himself and telling people there’s nothing wrong with it, and tells people who speak out against l”h to shut up. Same principle with tznius.
mdd: Rashi in Devarim 17:11 says to do what they tell you even if they made a “mistake”.
The Torah is obsessed that above the knees be covered at all times.
Nonprofits, charities, political and religious organizations are exempt from the do no call list regulations.
And why would you not want to receive tzedakah calls? Tzedaka tatzil mimoves.
In fact, when a woman goes out improperly, she is hurting many people on the street.
No, the OP is pained to see widespread sinning in public on the streets every day.
Every Jew should be so pained over this terrible situation.
Every Jew should want to have this rectified.
Again, until this generation , no one ever said that everyone should be in kollel.
No one in this generation says that either. And everyone is not in kollel in this generation. Look at popa’s numbers above. Less than 2% are in. (Actually, less than even 1%.)
The fact is that the vast majority of jungeleit in israel receive a stipend from the government and this is at the center of the argument.
No that is not the center of the argument. The reshoyim in Israel want to drag the bochorim and yungerleit out of the Yeshivos and mekomos HaTorah without regard for any stipend. They simply want to force them into their army. Even if they don’t take any stipend, MK Mofaz and MK Plesner want to criminalize and throw into prison any bochor or yungerleit who refuses to leave the Yeshiva — even if they don’t accept any money. The main argument isn’t over money. The reshoyim are demanding to (sic) “share the burden”.
Yes, she most certainly does fit into the picture. Firstly, Kol Yisroel Areivim Zeh L’Zeh. Everyone is responsible for everyone else’s spiritual welfare. Additionally, what she (Bustercrown) is describing causes sin throughout society. Every time a woman is in public inappropriately, she causes untold number of other people to sin. Both inadvertently (those who see her without intention) and advertently (those who look at her purposefully.)
You’re absolutely correct.
However, you never asked the rest of the community whether they want to have an arrangement like yissoschor and zevulun
Incorrect. Every penny in Kollel salaries comes from willing volunteers from the community who wish to participate in a yissoschor and zevulun relationship. 100% legit business relationship (non-tzedakah.)
You forgot to count the tens of thousands of young bachurim who are learning. Don’t they count??
A) They’re not paid a penny. B) The Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban have always learnt full time in a Talmud Torah.
We need to increase the amount of yungerleit in Kollel. The percentage is way too low currently.July 23, 2012 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm in reply to: under $100 tickets to siyum hashas source anyone? help! #887377
$18 and $36 tickets were sold out a long time ago.
As if people ask for a heter before heading to the stadium…
They do what they want.
Your bump 4 months ago and 5 months ago and 6 months ago did a lot of good…
(Hint, hint.)July 23, 2012 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887704
He called the Kenneset a botei minus due to zionism.July 23, 2012 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887700
Rav Eliashev resigned from the rabbanut due to his disgust from it. He also refers to the Kenesset as a botei minus.
So, again, you’ve defined what isn’t the problem. You’ve also acknowledged porn is assur. So, in your esteemed opinion, a frum man who regularly views pornography — which, admittedly, isn’t an clinical addiction as you’ve eloquently pointed out — how is he to stop engaging in that issur? What would you recommend to your best friend who confided to you he has this problem? (You agree it is a problem for a Yid, don’t you?)
Okay, I’m sure you’ll agree that a toupee for a partially bald guy is the same as a girl wearing hair extensions. They would make a perfect shidduch for each other. 1) it makes his hair fuller, and 2) it make his hair longer. It’s not to cover up what the guy really looks like.
Also, if a guy is gonna get married and wear a toupee that’s the same toupee he’s wearing on his dates, who cares? He’s not deceiving you. First of all he wears the toupee not only on dates, but on Shabbos, and to friends weddings… and every day. And also that’s obviously what he wants to look like all the time, so where’s the deceit?
Q: What percentage of Jews in Israel or America are full-time Torah learners?
A: A very very small, precious few, percentage.
We can, and should, increase the percentage.
rob: I didn’t give any pilpul. Just simple logic. The money received is not for a “cause”. And it is not tzedakah. It is a simple business transaction. If I make a deal with my neighbor that he’ll pay me $100 a week if I learn Torah and he’ll share the s’char, it’s a simple business deal. The same as if he agreed to pay me $100 a week to watch me play baseball.
So quick after the asifa you expect an internet hookup? (At the asifa the only feed or videos were unauthorized.)
And the same R’ Avigdor Miller who denounced zionism in no uncertain terms.
I heard that the Siyum HaShas is now completely sold out.
She probably meant it isn’t proper for girls to talk about “guys” since it indicates a degree of camaraderie with the guys.