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I don’t know much about the Triangle K hecher
but we should avoid implying that R’ Ralbag is deliberately choteh u’machti harabim with his hashgahca.
We should yell it from the rooftops.
TRIANGLE K IS NOT RELIABLE TRIANGLE K IS NOT RELIABLE TRIANGLE K IS NOT RELIABLE TRIANGLE K IS NOT RELIABLE
So therefore you’re allowed to have someone’s car ticketed??!!
Are you people so far from the concept of kedushah that you can’t imagine that there are people who do care?
Why the need to mock?
Joseph, too many frum yidden have used mesirah as a shield to commit all kinds of bad acts. You block my driveway, I will be more than happy to call the cops.
If it’s just because you’re angry and/or want to teach a lesson, it’s assur. It’s only permitted if the only way to get the car out of the driveway.
As far as the mesira aspect, it’s clear in the רמ”א in שפ”ח י”ב that it wouldn’t be an issue here (again, specifically where he’s blocking access and caling the police and the tow truck will get his car out ire quickly).
The value of his car is surely more than the ticket and towing fees, so if you’re allowed al pi halacha to smash his car if there’s no other way, you’re certainly allowed to cause him a smaller loss.
Joseph, שו”ע חו”מ תי”ב ב.
Yes, I have gotten a psak that it could apply here, but specifically in a case where there’s no other way to get the car out of the way, and it’s actually blocking your access to your driveway, not merely making it more difficult to get in or out.. If the response time of the police and tow truck company is too slow to be of any help in getting the car away faster (because the owner will most likely move his car before it’s towed away), and you’re calling the police just because you’re angry and/or want to teach the guy a lesson, it would indeed be assur.
Practically speaking, that means unless you live in area where the response time is extremely quick, the only time it would be muttar would be if it’s a long term situation, such as if the guy parked blocking the driveway and went away for the weekend.
Abba: No tow truck will tow a car blocking a driveway unless it was first ticketed. And reporting it to the government to issue it a ticket cannot be done due to mesira.
So if someone blocks my driveway, I need for wait for bais din’s tow truck?
It might be sour
Move it up or back so I could park.September 24, 2019 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm in reply to: Why do people comment without actually reading the o p? #1789357
Because sometimes the op is dumb, although the title isn’t.
Many of us have found really great quality products (including kids’ clothing) at very reasonable prices at CostCo.
They actually have very decent dress shirts for less than $19.99.
Avoid the temptation to pruchase 2 years worth of toilet paper (because its such a “great buy” and only sold in pallets of 640 rolls).
Toilet paper doesn’t spoil
It’s not both sides of an argument, it’s the same argument. They don’t keep the Torah, so it’s a secular state. The reason they should act “as you demand” is because Hashem commanded, not because anyone else demanded.
Which raises the question of how Yidden can rely on *any* hechsher on a non-Jewish food product considering that even inadvertently placing a kosher symbol on non-kosher food products can and do occur.
Things can always go wrong, no matter who owns the company, but halacha allows us to rely on rov, chazaka, mirsus, etc.
You’re fooling yourself if you think the heimishe hechsherim only certify food which comes from Jewish owned factories. That’s not to say that some heimishe hechsherim aren’t better in some ways than the national hechsherim (some hechsherim with Hebrew letters OTOH are horrible), but it’s only a matter of degree. If you buy any processed foods, you’re relying on an assumption that nothing went wrong.
Very strong point, actually. You can dislike having a secular state, but not want harm to befall Jews. It’s a very simple concept, actually.
Sort of like feeding your neighbor’s dog so that it won’t bite you.September 8, 2019 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm in reply to: Internet: The biggest source of brocha in the last generations. #1784944
“Ban technology” מאן דכר שמיה?
regarding trusting the answers we receive, well i guess theres no guarantee there
It’s not a matter of guarantees, it’s a question of halachic ne’emanus, which there generally isn’t.
Is “pretty sure” good enough? Do we really know that they’re actually baked with a reliable hashgacha? Even if some DD locations get muffins from a facility which has a good hashgacha, do we know all do? Even if we can somehow ascertain that a specific DD gets their fully baked muffins from a kosher facility, how do we know that they won’t use a different source if they run out?
Or the issur being a davar charif.
There’s also a possibility of it being heated at the same time as a non kosher liquid (e.g. soup) which would even be assur b’dieved.
I’m not good with the actual sources, but it would be good to see them here, if anyone can show them.
See Pri Megadim (Eshel Avraham) in O.C. 451:30, towards the end, where it’s clear that ordinary use of an oven doesn’t burn out the issur.
However, the bigger problem here anyhow is the potential for the (supposedly – we haven’t established this) kosher muffin being in the oven simultaneously with non kosher food. Even if they didn’t touch, see Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 108 (R’ma) that l’chatchilah you shouldn’t buy it.
Plus, here, we have no way of knowing if it did or didn’t touch any non kosher food (or non kosher tray or rack).
It has more than a 10% chance, depending on location.
As previously discussed, there’s straight up Halacha that says burnt substances of any food are no longer considered food. When we’re talking about an oven, that’s the “flavor” you would be getting.
False. You get regular, assur, ta’am.
No shaychus to the gelatin issue.
similarly, in an oven, food that was previously heated inside of it — anything that is left of it, is no longer food. this can therefore be understood in the same manner
That’s simply not true. Normal use of an oven doesn’t automatically kasher it.
The comparison to gelatin is also totally inapt.
Joseph, surely they rinse the scoop between flavors.
I was just having this discussion with a friend, who said he has gotten vanilla in his chocolate ice cream.
Last I checked, all baked goods are made in a central location and sent to the store.
When was the last time you checked, and with whom did you check?
It’s a machlokes.
why did the Brooklyn institution and the summer camp protect that molester for 25 years?
Maybe they believed him innocent. And maybe he was.
I just switched to the 9/11 commemorative plates last month.
Are they going to force you to switch to the new ones?
He clearly said it’s a connected question. It’s true that Joseph lives rent free in his head, but he reiterated it in a general context.
Phil, the two are separate cases, and even if in one the parties are wrong, that doesn’t justify other situations.
Syag, then he should have said that.
Phil, I don’t know why you think calling people names will make people take you seriously (or why the mods allow it).
Also, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t criticize others for going to arkaos while defending it here.
Philosopher, FWIW, I think it was quite obvious that you were stating an opinion, not making up statistics.
However, what I think was bothering most of the women, throughout reading this thread, is not that chazal, at times, may or may not have negative things to say about women. In my opinion, the thing that was really upsetting was the implication that chazal, and therefore Judaism, was denigrating to women as a general rule.
Perhaps, but the proper response (other than ignoring) would be to point out that Chazal weren’t ch”v denigrating women, rather pointing out a truism because of the practical ramifications.
However, the response we got from some seemed to border on apikorsus, or at least distortion of Chazal, and others unintentionally were mechazek that.
Philosopher, how is Nashim Daatan Kalos not halachic?
I don’t get the point of bringing the cases of exceptional women in klal Yisroel’s history.
Are you trying to undermine Chazal’s general statement? Chazal didn’t say there aren’t exceptions. The rule is still true, and the halachos that result are still true regardless of the exceptions.
It’s crucial to the intellectual honestly of this discussion to point out that Joseph had not, in fact, actually been familiar with the source material
You weren’t either.
Joseph, Nashim Da’atan… “Kalos”?
If you’re going to make this quote your life’s battle cry, it would be more impressive if you got it right.
The gemara in Kiddushin (80b) actually says kalos. You can look it up, and at the same time see the context (after Tisha B’av).
Perhaps it still warrants behind nice.August 8, 2019 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm in reply to: Fighting antisemitism won’t stop another Holocaust R”L #1771883
Obviously, but you still have to do everything you can בטבע to try to stop it
He said that
You have nothing better to do during the Nine Days than troll an old thread last updated six years ago, in the hope of getting people upset? What a shame since you seem to have been behaving yourself for the past few weeks.
Perhaps, if you think it was necessary to give mussar, you could have done it in a nicer way, especially during the nine days.August 8, 2019 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Fighting antisemitism won’t stop another Holocaust R”L #1771878
I agree (although there’s a pretty awkward typo there).
Just to clarify, its not a contradiction.
Yes it is. You even know it is, so you have to twist the words משׁנכנס אב ממעטין בּשׂמחה to mean the opposite of their meaning.
NCB is right. Only modern day chabad reads things upside down like this.August 4, 2019 11:07 am at 11:07 am in reply to: “Kiddush Hashem” Does Not Mean Looking Good by the Goyim #1769289
One might mistankingly conclude (and knowing Joseph this s why he framed it that way) that there was no reason to look good by the Goyim.
However, one might correctly conclude that there are times when the proper course of action is indeed one which doesn’t look good in front of the goyim.August 4, 2019 11:07 am at 11:07 am in reply to: “Kiddush Hashem” Does Not Mean Looking Good by the Goyim #1769288
To address a number of posters who pointed out that there’s chillul Hashem in front of non frum Jews or non Jews, yes, that’s true but it’s not the definition and probably not the ikkar inyan either.August 4, 2019 11:07 am at 11:07 am in reply to: “Kiddush Hashem” Does Not Mean Looking Good by the Goyim #1769286
Does going into a Hindu Temple in NYC and destroying all the Idols a Kiddush Hashem or a Chilul Hashem?
I believe you are making the common mistake of confusing eivah with chillul Hashem.
The other common mistake is to call anything which causes one to be embarrassed to be a Jew a chillul Hashem.
Again, these these frequently overlap, but not always.August 4, 2019 12:07 am at 12:07 am in reply to: “Kiddush Hashem” Does Not Mean Looking Good by the Goyim #1769066
To be more specific, this thread is about what kiddush Hashem means, not about some possible ways of causing a kiddush Hashem.August 4, 2019 12:01 am at 12:01 am in reply to: “Kiddush Hashem” Does Not Mean Looking Good by the Goyim #1769064
While true that isn’t what kiddish hashem means
There are lots of good things we are supposed to do. This thread is about kiddush Hashem, not all of the other things.August 3, 2019 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm in reply to: “Kiddush Hashem” Does Not Mean Looking Good by the Goyim #1769058
A Kiddush Hashem means acting like a Yid is Suppose to act
There’s a very strong association, but where do you get that that is what it means?