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Why contact YWN if one has been a victim in a similar procedure/circumstance?
Who would you rather call, the FBI? They’re worthless!
Also, it’s not true that there’s no such thing as an assault rifle. For example, the M4 is an assault rifle.
Seriously. Tzei u’limad.
Maybe they took his kidney
Who cares what they’re called? Seriously.
the benefits, both in terms of safety…
What safety benefits? If you don’t believe people die at the exact moment they were supposed to, regardless of whether a gun could have been a defense, then nothing anyone says will help you…
If you don’t want to ask your LOR, you are also being disingenuous.
In case you want to know what daas Torah says about gun control, I found this in a Hamodia article:
In the sefer Masores Moshe, Hagaon Harav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l, is said to have wondered at the fact that there occurred so many acts of murder. He asked with astonishment, “How is it that they allow people to buy pistols in America, something that probably no other country would permit? Most murders are done with them, not with knife-stabbing! It’s only the wickedness of some wealthy people that doesn’t allow the government to ban them.”
Well, you should.
wishing the murder of Jews
Wanting a political entity to be dismantled is not the same as wanting Jews dead. Once again, you conflate issues.
MOST Yidden abhor this group?
I’m not sure which group you’re referring to. If you’re referring to the Holocaust denier hugging NK, then I would say that most Yidden abhor their actions. If you’re referring to those who protest the State of Israel, then I would agree that many disagree with their methods (myself included).
You are the one who seems to be admitting to abhorring other Yidden – don’t drag others into it, and don’t blame me for turning the wheel on you, when you did it to yourself.February 18, 2018 11:41 am at 11:41 am in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1471288
SHY, Re, “asking Igros” I had a post about it on a previous thread, if someone can find it, thanks. In any case, many Lubavitchers are vehemently against it, and it has no source in anything the Rebbe said, and aderabe.
I believe it’s the post CS just linked to.February 18, 2018 11:41 am at 11:41 am in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1471286
Once again, you have failed to answer why the Rebbe would need to answer how it’s okay to ask a Rebbe for brachos (and no, he wasn’t merely explaining the reason it works).
You also again fail to explain how Hashem being revealed through a tzaddik (all the sources which you brought say nothing more) is “atzmus umehus araingshtelt in a guf” which connotes much more.
Also, we are no longer in the Rebbe’s generation. Chabad’s failure to choose a new leader is just that – a failure – and doesn’t force the Ribon Shel Olam to keep the Rebbe alive (and again, the fact that there are sources to refer to a tzaddik who was niftar as alive in some sense does not begin to explain the way you treat the Rebbe.
Who’s foul mouthed? Who’s a hater?
Infringing on the rights of 300 million people is not something to be taken lightly, yes, even to save lives as harsh as that may sound.
Yes, that is harsh.
Why not restrict cars from being capable of travelling more than 25mph everywhere at all times? Thousands die every year in car accidents.
Comparing the benefits of high speed travel to the benefits of allowing almost anyone to buy guns is just ludicrous.
But maybe a clue can found in the words of gedolei Yisroel , for example the rabbi of Gur and R’ Sonnenfeld who said , that if more frum people who have made Aliya , it would have looked different. Hashem had His plan, and the ultra extremists tried to thwart it….
Actually, R’ Sonnenfeld would more likely have said (the Brisker Rav did say it) that moshiach would have come had the atheist zionists not taken over.
You are again conflating Eretz Yisroel, and the mitzvah of yishuv (which the Gerrer Rebbe and R’ Sonnenfeld were in favor of), with a secular political entity.
You cannot legitimately complain about someone ch”v cursing Eretz Yisroel, when they in fact curse the secular political entity, and not the Holy Land.
I get the impression that by cooking where no action is involved it is permitted to use a shabbos clock but not by anything else besides putting on a light.
If you’re getting the impression that that’s what Rav Moshe is saying, you’re getting the wrong impression.
Reb Moshe compares cooking to the Nemukei Yosef different than anything else, why?
I don’t understand what you are asking.February 18, 2018 10:01 am at 10:01 am in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1471171
What makes you think you are qualified to determine who he was by reading his writings?
When you can distinguish between Eretz Yisroel and, l’havdil, the State of Israel, we can discuss.
Firstly, you are the one who started (and continue) with the ad hominum attacks.
The way the pro gun lobby is being intellectually dishonest is that they don’t compare countriess with a similar socioeconomic situation as the U.S., but fewer guns, because doing so would yoeli the uncomfortable fact that they don’t have the kind of gun massacres we have here.
You can cloud the situation all you want by nitpicking on the term “assault rifle” and pointing to a ban on a specific gun as being effective, but that doesn’t alter the overall picture that we too easily allow people to obtain guns, whichever specific models or categories you can name, that are used to kill people.
When you put a pot of food on the fire before Shabbos, the cooking process begins before Shabbos, and we view the rest as taking place on its own.
Rav Moshe views setting it up on a timer not as if the process already, but as setting it up so that the process will begin on Shabbos.
If you tell a non Jew before Shabbos that you want him to do melacha on Shabbos, unless you later tell him not to, the melacha will be done, yet we don’t view it as if you set the process in motion before Shabbos, we view it as being started on Shabbos.
Rav Moshe considers a timer to be in the same category.
If someone disagrees with you, ZionGate, it must be hatred.
The use of a timer by definition means you don’t need to do an action on Shabbos. The timer does it for you, just as in amira l’akum, the non Jew does it for you.
DaasYochid, please explain isn’t A/C similar to cooking that once it is turned no action is necessary?
Yes, that’s why I think the same way Rav Moshe assered having food cook on a timer (that’s the case in the teshuvah), he would asser a/c.
There were many mass casualty incidents without the use of guns. 9-11, Oklahoma City, the tractor attacks in E”Y, the truck ramming attacks, particularly the one in Nice that killed 86 people. Banning guns is an emotional reaction. The right reaction is to determine the root cause of why these attacks are perpetuated, not to ban every possible means of attack.
It’s not an emotional reaction to ban one particularly efficient method of mass killing. It is folly to not try to save some lives because you can’t save all.
Do you really believe that if Nikolas Cruz wasn’t able to buy a gun, he would have rammed a truck into the school?
I’m all for determining “the root cause of why these attacks are perpetuated” (hint- some people are evil), but not to preclude taking common sense measures to prevent some of these events.
If we determine the root cause of why these attacks are perpetuated, and somehow manage to eradicate the desire some people have to commit these heinous crimes, then we’ll talk about allowing people to indiscriminately own AR-15s and the like. Until then, why give them the weapon which makes it easier and more likely to kill?
Who said anything about pedestrians?
Anyhow, JJ2020 makes a valid point that if you don’t define “involvement”, your statistic doesn’t mean much.
Would you look at the Igros in Cheilek ח?
I asked Rav Moshe that, and he said it’s fine.
Today there is no way to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Anyone can make a gun using the Internet. There have even been cases of soldiers stealing guns from their bases and selling them to dealers.
It’s true that a law passed tomorrow will not suddenly eliminate all guns, but if better regulations were enacted and enforced, there would be fewer guns around and fewer guns deaths.
Tell me, living in Israel, would you employ your reasoning to allow guns to be sold to Arabs?
If you really believe in intellectual honesty, you’ll acknowledge that the high rate of gun violence in the U.S. is connected to the gun culture, and loose regulations.
Also, if you believed in intellectual honesty, you wouldn’t accuse me of accusing pro gun people of not caring if children die.
I think children die as a result of the gun culture and ease of obtaining them, but your not seeing that is due to your love of guns and intellectual dishonesty, not because you actually want to see kids die.
Quoting Rabbi Miller about the internet today is as relevant as quoting Reb Moshe on the use of timers.
You turned out to be wrong about timers; do you still maintain your position regarding internet? (Although I think Rav Miller didn’t actually say this, it’s just a masterful job of imitating his style by DaMoshe.)
There are over 300 million guns in this country, most of them semi-auto, so banning them is not possible, nor will anyone listen.
Yeah, too hard to ban guns, let’s keep letting children be killed in school (and in homes, in the street….).
@daasyochid So is every type of gun, knives, cars, hands (which killed more than double the people in 2016, which was easy to find data for, killed using an AR-15), blunt objects (also killed more people than murders using an AR-15)
Yeah, silly Nikolas Cruz, he should have just used his hands instead of an AR-15.
but to ban AR15 bec they are an assault rifle is misleading and intellectually dishonest
How about banning them because they’re used to assault people?
Women buy car insurance for their cars, not their feet.
68.1 percent of all crashes involve women.
What percentage involve men?February 17, 2018 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1470851
By seeing the Rebbe’s living example
You may have missed the news, but Lubavich does not have a living rebbe.February 16, 2018 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1470804
How are women driving “an eyesore”?February 15, 2018 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1470129
Also, sometimes the letter seems to be irrelevant to the current question.
How does your rabbi explain that?
how about a dab of super glue on the lips?
That’ll help them daven better.
The reason why his Psak would be different today is because when you walk past a house an you hear the air conditioner go on, you don’t even assume that someone just turned it on. The factors that go into making something a Zilzul Shabbos have changed.
You seem to be conflating maris ayin with zilzul Shabbos.
It’s possible that assumptions can be related to zilzul Shabbos, but Rav Moshe gives a different explanation for why timers are zilzul Shabbos (he says having melocho done automatically on Shabbos is a zilzul, and then explains why leaving food on a blech to cook is different), and nothing changed.
NC: You asked what circumstances changed? Part of the zizul shabbos issue is the noise made by the appliance…
In addition, the units themselves are much quieter today then in the 1970’s.
The teshuvah wasn’t about an air conditioner.
Does Reb Moshe talk about air conditioners?
The teshuvah which I posted does not specifically address air conditioners.
Anyway I was told by a Posek here in Staten Island that Reb Moshe revised his psak in later years.
Doesn’t seem very likely.
If you would provide a name, someone could research. Otherwise, it’s hard to prove a negative. Meanwhile, the teshuvah I posted was written in תשכ”ז, and R’ Dovid continues to asser (as per ubiquitin), so I’ll assume that he never retracted.
If you say oneg shabbos mattirs a Shabbos goy
It actually does for a d’rabonon (sh’vus d’sh’vus b’mokom mitzvah), but not every comfort and convenience falls under the category of Oneg Shabbos for this.
For example, the main foods for the Shabbos seudos do, but nosh doesn’t.
The poskim for the most part are in agreement that it is not muttar to ask a non Jew to turn on the a/c when it’s a matter of comfort (obviously, if there’s a health issue involved, some cases will be muttar).February 14, 2018 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm in reply to: Are Reiki and similar “therapies” consider Avizrayu D’avoda Zara? #1469446
Conflating these Issues is Mamesh Kali Hakerem.
Lol, nice.February 14, 2018 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1469429
This level of arrogance is something that permeates the existence of many younger Chabad Shluchim and is troubling.
Do you think the troubling hashkafos are also common?
Rav Moshe’s tzad to asser it as amira l’akum is that it’s included in Chazal’s issue not that Rav Moshe was making a new g’zeirah.
Neville ChaimBerlin, see specifically the third page to answer your question.
We really don’t know if R’ Moshe (who wrote his psak about shabbos clocks in 1977 (not specifically for air conditioners) would still say it is a “zilzul shasbbos” issue.
We may not “know”, but nobody here (unless I missed something) has given a valid reason to think it would have changed. The fact that sometimes things do change isn’t a reason to think it changed here, nor is the fact that air conditioning is more common.
DY, could you explain how it was ever mutar to ask a goy to turn on lights?
I think they were meikil on amira l’akum even on a d’Oraisa (havara – the glowing filament is considered aish) for mitzvah d’rabbim (public shalishudis). I have to check back on the teshuvah. As I recall, R’ Moshe wasn’t accepting the heter, he was saying that since l’maaseh it was done (probably before timers were in common use or even invented) it leaves the realm of zilzul Shabbos.
I think that air conditioner would be ok.
We’re discussing what R’ Moshe’s opinion would be.
DY: I asked a private shailoh to Rabbi Reisman in 2004 and his psak was based on a psak of R Moshe from the 1970’s. He told me that based on current circumstances R’ Moshe might reach different conclusions then when he wrote his tshuva.
So you’re saying that a psak can change if circumstances change. That’s not a chiddush. The question is if that applies here.