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Is Dr. Zimmerman currently pro-vax or anti-vax?
Blockquotes look horrible no matter how you use them.
Right, Avram in MD?
Was Dovid Hamelech Heimishe minded?
it shall be permissible for a school bus owned, used or hired by a public or
nonpublic school to park at any time, including overnight, upon any street or roadway
Then it qualifies that it’s not really any street or roadway.
Are you saying I should cast my vote on the basis of someone’s ethnicity?
He’s asking (not saying) whether it’s assur to vote for someone who is an oved avodah zarah (regardless of ethnicity).
I think a subset of available men (full-time learners) are more prized culturally, so a larger population of women are trying to be matched with a smaller population of men from the outset.
That would partially shift the disparity to one subset, and presumably help a different subset. It wouldn’t change the overall numbers.
And the potential for a man to be matched decreases with age more slowly than for a woman.
Again, that doesn’t change the numbers, it just makes it even worse because it increases the age gap, and makes it even harder for women in a certain age group.
The population growth rates being thrown around here, however, are inflated by an order of magnitude
What do you think it really is?
and it is highly unlikely that a 2-3 year marriage age gap within this growth regime alone is the primary reason men get significantly more shidduch opportunities than women.
I guess that depends what the growth rate is…
Also, if older men frequently marry younger women, as you implied, that would make the gap even higher.
You Hit the bail on the head.
I think you and Ari are addressing a different shidduch crisis than some others in this thread.
In other words, you agree that it will create a disparity in the number of available boys vs. girls, just that it might not reach “crisis” levels? Okay, I’ll buy that.
Assuming the “crisis” is attributable to growth rate alone
Not alone, combined with age gap.
I don’t think you’re actually arguing, I think he didn’t mean “proportionally” the way you think he did.January 15, 2019 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1663196
There were many gedolim who disagreed with Rav Avigdor Miller zt”l on many things. This is one of them.
You set up 50 boys and 60 girls as an illustration of the shidduch crisis, and then lectured Syag that she doesn’t understand basic statistics? Lolol. The typical age gap in marriage is not 40 years.
Are those 110 singles in the room the age at which they and their friends are starting shidduchim, or are most of their peers already married?
Sure an age gap in marriage in an increasing population is one potential factor at play, but I seriously doubt that it is anywhere near the primary driver for the larger number of single women.
Why wouldn’t it be? What would be a bigger factor?
The statute seems self contradictory. It’s actually a matter of debate precisely how to apply it.
and then Hashem with me help all of us directly
I hope that was a typo
GH, please don’t put words in my mouth.
That’s a load of bunk.
You don’t think we need more lounges?
There’s a very simple way to solve the shidduch crisis. Create venues for Boys & Girls to meet. Until we put “nature” back into the picture the crisis will never be solved.
Venues? You mean like lounges?
I need a good book for a Heimishe minded business start up plan.
How does a heimishe minded business differ from a non heimishe minded business?
And how about the singles in their 30’s and 40’s?
If they’re under stress and pressure, why is it mindless to want to find a solution?
GH, no rachamanus for singles who can’t find a shidduch?
I think lowertuition11210 kind of ended the debate…
Worrying about it now is totally useless. Have some chocolate instead.
Too much chocolate is what caused the shidduch crisis in the first place.
I somehow don’t think a baas yisroel will confront a prosecutor in beis din shel maalah charged with learning talmud.
Whether or not it’s assur doesn’t depend on your own boich sevaros.
It’s just an idiom, Feter Binyomin.
Totally borrowed from avodah zarah.
when they ask you why , you’ll know you’re nearing end of the the trial.. It’ll be the last question.
That’s a good reason to do an aveirah…
Why are you asking here?
Do you have a better place to troll?
He’s not any more unhinged than he was the day he announced he was running.
Is that because the crisis was resolved?
Yes. Therefore, the rest is a moot point.
How we deal with Christians is not a proof that hilchos avoida zara don’t apply today.
Of course hilchos a”z applies today, the question is, where does voting for a candidate who happens to be an oveid a”z fit in?
I find myself laughing sometimes but can’t put my finger on any specific reasons why.
I think that’s true of humor in general. It’s hard to define what makes something funny.
b) people who vote based only of the issue of Yeshiva funding.
I thought the point was selling out values for a tangible benefit, yeshiva funding being an example.January 11, 2019 10:45 am at 10:45 am in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1661002
A. Their chauffeurs are driving
B. Also bad. That’s not an excuse for this.
I think I’m this case it’s more probable if was actually using it as an extreme. And not as a straight troll.
I agree. It’s an exaggeration to make a point.January 10, 2019 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1660810
But seriously – what exactly is so wrong with this, other than the general issur of smoking that so many people seem to not agree with?
Yeshivos shouldn’t be promoting nivul birshus haTorah. It’s a crying shame that our society has deteriorated to the extent that this yeshiva (and at least one other that I know of) feels it can only successfully raise funds by appealing to the nefesh habehamis, but they need to resist the urge and not give their haskama to the rampant pursuit of extreme gashmius which has pervaded increasingly growing parts of frum society.January 10, 2019 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1660809
You’re making me very self conscious.
Tuck in your shirt
The cost / benefit ratio is off the charts astronomical cost for negligible to no gain.
In s speech given in 2009 (I believe), Senator Shumer boasted of a 360 mile barrier constructed as part of comprehensive border control to prevent illegal immigration.
He didn’t think it was money wasted then…
As lowertuition11210 says, it’s an anti Trump thing. That’s all. The Democrats have all flipflopped on this, and frankly, they look really silly.January 10, 2019 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1660512
Yeah, and which kinds of cigars and wine are they having?January 10, 2019 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1660453
Lubavitchers actually do eat in the Sukkah on Smini Atzeres.
See, we found something in common.
Next you’re gonna tell me that you eat matzah on Pesach…January 10, 2019 11:48 am at 11:48 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1660338
Now, every time it rains I can just eat inside.
Yes, you can follow the Shulchan Aruch at last, also to sleep in the sukkah, and even to eat in the sukkah on Shmini Atzeres! You’re perfectly welcome to be makpid on the water, though.
Good job. You got me.January 10, 2019 6:59 am at 6:59 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1660121
Can’t wait for Succos!
An air conditionerJanuary 8, 2019 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1658937
If the Tzaar is enough to move you out of your house, you’re Lechatchila allowed to move out of the Sukkah.
But you aren’t really mitztaer. It’s a fraud.
So when he told us about the whole Makifin Debinah and gave us Tzar, he didn’t cause us to lose out on fulfilling the Mitzvah of living in a Sukkah (another Mashal – if I keep you up all night, was I mevatel your Mitzvah of living in a Sukkah?)
It’s more like he set up a hose on the schach to make it rain, or stole your blankets, etc.
Also, if “Makifin Debinah” is a real cause for p’tur, and Hashem didn’t want us to sleep in the sukkah, he wouldn’t have given us that part of the mitzvah. It’s like you guys are reading the Chumash and/or Shulchan Aruch upside down. It’s a perversion of the Torah.
Also, you’re not really mitztaer. It’s a fraud.January 8, 2019 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1658931
But if you look in the Eishel Avraham of Butchach (to 339:3), he doesn’t say that we dance and clap for Tosfos’ reason. He says that we dance and sing on Shabbos because of Simchas Shabbos, and it’s Mashma from him that we’d be allowed to dance and clap even in the Gemara’s time (when we were Baki in making a Kli Shir). I’m almost positive the Minchas Elazar says the same thing.
I assume they mean that we can rely on Tosafos b’makom mitzvah, but if that’s what they mean, they mean the gezeirah never included that (I think Yalkut Yosef says that). They certainly don’t hold you can be mechallel Shabbos for Simchas Shabbos.
Either way, it fits with the normal klalei hp’sak. Not sleeping in the sukkah clearly doesn’t.
NCB, the fact that that’s true doesn’t change the metzius that the Modern Orthodox who do keep halacha (kashrus, not watching movies, covering hair, etc.) take offense at being lumped together.
Would Rag Chaim Kanievsky go on a cruise? There’s the answer.
He wouldn’t post on YWN either.
Go out with girls who come from MO homes/schools but also became frummer in seminary,
BingoJanuary 7, 2019 8:00 am at 8:00 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1658106
I actually thought it was, just not the way you intended.January 7, 2019 7:58 am at 7:58 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1658102
From your wording you seem to be disagreeing with my “tayna”, yet in the end it doesn’t seem so. Were you perhaps a little unclear in replying to a quote, or did I just get it wrong?
Your tayna was that sleeping in the house doesn’t enhance the mitzvah of sleeping in the sukkah. If I understood username correctly, it somehow enhances the mitzvah of תשבו because he he appreciates the sukkah more when he eats there. So it is more analogous to his misunderstanding of the clapping issue than you gave him credit for.
Nevertheless, it still doesn’t make sense, and isn’t analogous to the clapping issue, which isn’t about being mechallel Shabbos (ch”v) to enhance Shabbos at all.