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Don’t be foolish. Goyim hate yidden, period. They always did. It’s in all their religious books, etc. We are living in golus, and this is the case anywhere, any place. That being said, some goyim were far more murderous to us than others. The Arabs, for 2,000 years up to the early 20th Century with the advent of Zionism, were FAR FAR better to yidden living in their lands than their muderous Christian counterparts. The Europeans, from the time of the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash through all the crusades through all the blood libels through the recent holocaust in the 20th century, were FAR FAR more deadly and murderous against us than the Arabs ever were. For most of history we lived in relative peace and properity in the Arab lands, especially as compared to our dismal living conditions at the same time in the non-Arab lands, most notably Europe. All this, of course, do not negate the times the Arabs have been hurting us even prior to the advent of Zionism.February 6, 2013 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927208
oh bro: You are dead wrong. The Chareidim DO work. And they work without a secular education. And they will continue to work without a secular education. Whether you like it or not.
There is no doubt at all that the Arabs became 1,000 times more violent to the Jews ever since the Zionists announced their intention to make Palestine into a Jewish State (around the time of the Balfour Declaration) and especially since a State was actually established.February 6, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927204
Chareidim DO work. Whether as melamdim or many other positions. Stop repeating that canard that they do not work.
Secondly, the Israeli government has a law where it is ILLEGAL TO WORK until age 28, for Chareidim who didn’t join the Army. So if you want to see more Chareidi employment, or more precisely – legal (on the books) employment, REPEAL THAT LAW. We are not going to enlist but we certainly are willing and want to work.
Certainly it was far better to be subjugated under the Arabs (as unpleasent as it was) than to have been subjugated under the Christians.
1) Why should it bother you that you are facebook friends with someone you don’t know so well?
2) Why are you less afraid to be facebook friends with a gentile woman than with a Jewish woman?
It actually scares me that anyone can be in denial about the truths akuperma and others post.
ALL goyim hate us because we’re Jewish, Arab and Christian. But the Arabs were egged to extra violence against us by the Zionists.
Well, on that token (that you are concerned with rebbe/rabbi) if you call them Rebbe, people might confuse them for the Admou”r type of Rebbe.
Mark Twain was a great admirer of the Jews.
Yseribus: Doesn’t sound too much different than a sort of mix of Flatbush/BP.
Zionism was established by 1898. No doubt the Mufti’s hatred was egged by Zionism.February 5, 2013 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm in reply to: Handed a Pen during Shiva – anyone know the story? #1006701
It is Eliyahu Hanavi.February 5, 2013 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm in reply to: Dressing up as a Nun, Munk,or Santa Claus for Purim #927329
Why did mamashtakah become takahmamash?February 5, 2013 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm in reply to: Issue With Inconsiderate Men Davening On The Bus Every Morning #926342
Personally I am in favor of all the buses, minyan or no minyan, having a mechitza for the entire duration of the bus ride.
I completely concur with akuperma. Friday and Shabbos, as currently set, is the far better option for a 5-day workweek, for the reasons explained by akuperma (Shabbos preparation and Friday has to be a half-day no matter what.)
But a 4-day workweek with Sunday off, and a 10-hour workday, is food for thought.
I guess R. Druckman is always welcome to apologize for the faux conversions he did. But one should read the story about him on crosscurrents to understand the nature of the damage he caused to real geirus.
Being “anti-rock throwers” is akin to being “anti-graffiti vandalism”. Who isn’t that? EVERYONE is anti these things. Do you go around yelling what terrible people blacks are due to the graffiti vandalism they commit? Of course not! Their youth engaged in such vandalism are a small minority of their community and do not represent the community one iota. No one would dare criticize the black community due to the graffiti vandalism!
Yet, regarding the frum yidden — for some folks here — it is perfectly acceptable in their twisted thinking to criticize “chareidim” for what a very very small number of fellows do. Despite the fact that rabbonim where they live have repeatedly and severely critcized their misguided action. These small number of fellows — who represent no one and are an even smaller element of the frum community than the graffiti vandals are an element of their minority community — do not listen to any rabbis.
Technically, anyone with smicha can confer smicha on anyone else. IOW, if a 21 year old has smicha, he can give smicha to his 18 year old friend.
Rav Moshe did not ever call any non-Orthodox “rabbi”.
Is one of the reasons because there is a halachic shaila of what river to put on the get?
Why did you go to a different town for the GET?
Same way as zivug rishon. No? What would be different, procedurally?
The anti-semites hate the frum out of jeoulosy. They see what we lack materially we more than make up with happiness and spirituality. Something these anti-religious are sorely lacking.
That they latch on to the 3 or so people (out of hundreds of thousands of frum yidden) throwing stuff, is nothing more than a pretext for their hatred.
Don’t call a reform (or conservative) pastor a rabbi.
Be more concerned about the anti-semites in Yerushalayim who don’t want frum people in their neighborhood.
The number of people throwing rocks at cars on Shabbos are in the single digits. They are a non-entity and represent no one. (Besides, there is nothing you can do about every bored soul who has no rabbi and listens to no one, which is exactly who and what they are.)February 3, 2013 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927182
You are dead wrong.
1) Like EY Mom and others have been correctly saying over and over: THE CHAREIDIM WORK.
2) America is much more generous in giving financial benefits to the less fortunate than Israel.
Whatever mussar you give the parent, make sure you do not give it in front of the child. (Doing so would be a lot more destructive to her than the abuse you describe.)February 3, 2013 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Issue With Inconsiderate Men Davening On The Bus Every Morning #926332
They should not be looking at them even when they are not davening. (Same reason as not walking behind them.) Second of all, the general rule in Judaism is that men go first.
Mod42: So if the Kallah’s father walks down the Chupa with the Choson and the two mothers walk down the Kallah, there is no reason to stand for the Kallah…February 1, 2013 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927164
mdd: Are you asking how much they earn from work — that would vary with each individual. If you are asking how much they get from the government for being in Kollel, a few posters already mentioned 750 NIS ($200) a month (regardless of family size.)
mdd hit the nail on the head.February 1, 2013 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm in reply to: Issue With Inconsiderate Men Davening On The Bus Every Morning #926317
Because a man (halachicly) should not be behind a woman.
Instead of giving cash, take the poor goy into a restaurant and buy him food. This way you’ll know he truly needs and isn’t spending on booze and cigerettes (or worse.)February 1, 2013 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927158
Below 2.0 out of 4.0? That’s a lot of leeway. Very few in Yeshivas would fall below the equivelent of 2.0. (Besides, even a 1.0 Torah student is protecting Klal Yisroel as much as a 4.0 Torah student. It isn’t results or test marks that count. It is effort.)
I thought in Israel the government gives grants to university students even if they aren’t doing any additional work.
Check the new story:
Yesh Atid is pretty clear they wish to force chareidim into the draft with more than just a threat of loss of benefits. They are talking fines and criminal penalties.
Jews wore white long before Victoria.
gaw: I don’t think yesh atid is proposing the State forgo the current criminal penalties for draft dodging. (If they were, their platform would state repealing the criminal penalties.) They seem to be proposing to add on financial penalties. In which case my point still stands.
Those who aren’t mechallel Shabbos are definitely higher than those who are mechallel Shabbos. I doubt anyone will disagree with this fact.
gaw: That’s just it. After the 5 year grace period Yesh Atid wants to force us into the army. As yseribus agreed, we cannot agree to army service. (Even if we don’t do Kollel. We could agree to go to work at age 18 or 20 or whatever, with no Kollel and no Kollel stipend/payments.)
gaw: I don’t believe that is correct. Even Vice PM Yaalon (whose proposal is more liberal than Lapid’s) is only offering to lower the age we can start working from 28 to 26.
Ask him if he is Jewish.
As far as he being shomer shabbos, it seems you already know he is not. (Otherwise you would know his Jewish status.)
Yserbius: The chiloni Israeli government is NOT giving us a choice (even under the new proposals to change the law) of going to work without going through army service. So as you agree that army is not a realistic option for us, even if someone were to want to go to work instead of Kollel he couldn’t do so (since he didn’t do army service.)
And, btw, I believe your tax percentages to be way off.
I’d definitely say it is easier for a BT to go OTD than for an FFB. It going back to somewhere he already was, whereas for an FFB it is breaking new ground. I’d also say it is more prevelent with BTs (percentage wise).
I don’t have actual numbers to know that, though.
Toi: Gedolim make it a point not to what?
Perhaps they don’t hold it contains such a ruach. So, then, it isn’t a problem.
tsharer: Brides wearing white gowns is an original Jewish custom mimicked by the goyim.
Yserbus: When do we stand up for the Kallah? That is unusual by frum weddings. (Other than by the chupa when you stand up for the Chosson when he walks in and remain standing till everyone’s under the chupa. But that is clearly the Jewish minhag of Choson doma l’melech, a choson and kalla are king and queen.)
This bridesmaid business is a clear chukas hagoyim, as akuperma and others pointed out.
tsharer: Most countries, including in Europe, pay for children’s education regardless whether it is in a religous or secular school.
Yichusdik: That isn’t a subsidy. Every country in the world pays for children’s school education. Rich and poor.