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Wow, that’s quite cynical.
I don’t understand anything that you have said.
Yes, and the rest of your post demonstrates that. I was trolling.
Yochy and Syag, you seem to agree that we should do what Hashem wants from us, but disagree as to what Hashem wants from us.
I think we’re in need of guidance as to what He wants from us. What do the gedolim say?
Of course seminaries cause the shidduch crisis. The shidduch crisis is caused by boys asking for too much money, leaving girls whose parents can’t afford it without a shidduch. Some familes go into major debt to fund the outrageous tuition fees charged by the seminaries, so can’t afford to marry the girls off afterwards.
Of course seminaries cause the shidduch crisis. The shidduch crisis is caused by too many girls wanting to marry learning boys, and there not being enough learning boys for them to marry. Who brainwashed them to want to marry learning boys? The seminaries, of course.
Of course seminaries cause the shidduch crisis. The whole shidduch crisis is a hoax, designed to make someone a profit. Now let’s see who stands to profit.
As everyone knows, a girl can’t get a shidduch unless she goes to seminary. Therefore, seminary is an absolute requirement for a shidduch, creating a huge demand. The law of supply and demand says the higher the demand relative to the supply, the higher the price people will pay. So obviously, it’s the owners of the seminaries who created the shidduch crisis hoax in order to be able to charge their exorbitant tuition fees and still fill up.
Hence, the seminaries caused the shidduch crisis.
Ok, now I’m pro Trump. You convinced me.
I haven’t read through the whole thread so I don’t know if this question has been asked.
Why doesn’t the OP marry a girl who comes from a LWMO home but now shares his hashkofos?
Trump is very far from a bastion of morality. And to answer Joseph before he starts making lomdishe chillukim, Trump proudly admitted to arayos which are included in the sheva mitzvos b’nei Noach. In many ways, he’s a big menuval.
I may very well end up voting for him because he will (again) be the lesser of two evils, but please, let’s not pretend there’s such a clear and obvious moral superiority here.
Of course you benefited from the water. If it was assur b’hana’ah, you wouldn’t be allowed to use it.
For some reason, you seem to think you can say whatever seems right to you, and ignore what the poskim say.
If you drink water for refuah, you are benefiting from the water (even according to your definition of benefit which requires that you want the water to stay), yet the halacha is that you don’t say a bracha. (שו”ע או”ח ר”ד ח’ ומ”ב מ”ב).
I think some hold that to prevent thirst is considered לצמאו so would require a bracha, but if if the hydration was for medical purposes, if the person wasn’t otherwise נהנה, no bracha.
Your idea that any benefit requires a bracha is clearly wrong; using water in a case of חנקתיה אומצא (and all of the cases the poskim say are comparable) is benefiting from the water, yet there’s no bracha.
if you “just want to hydrate yourself for health reasons”, that is לצמאו.
They’re not synonymous, though most often overlap.
You are assuming, for some reason, that it’s not possible for a person to drink water for hydration unless they are dehydrated. This is not true. Some people drink water when they’re not thirsty because they are told to drink a certain amount of water every day.
Another ramification would be before a taanis. Often, someone will drink water before a taanis to give extra hydration. Unless they’re thirsty, they would not recite a brocha.
Where does it say anything about flavorless food? The Mishnah and Gemara mention water.
Bloomberg is the most vindictive person in politics.
Not more than Trump
I think voting for the weaker candidate is a dangerous strategy.
Not only would I be afraid perhaps somehow Bernie would win (although I agree he’s got a smaller chance than Bloomberg to beat Trump), I think the more exposure Bernie gets, the more his radical leftist views deep into the mainstream.
I’m not sure I mind Bloomberg so much, compared to the rest. Not that I like him, but he’s a whole lot more normal than Trump and not nearly as dangerous as some of the other Democrats.
Reb Eliezer, קפה spells the Hebrew word for ☕.
You have seriously misunderstood the halacha.
Milhouse, it is you who are mistaken. You only make a bracha on water when you are thirsty, but if you just want to hydrate yourself for health reasons, you don’t (unless you happen to also be thirsty).
CTL, you would vote for Bernie over Trump, throwing Israel under the bus?
This is dumb. Just because some people are control freaks doesn’t make anything the norm or anything close to a “minhag”.
B”H our community continues to grow, so even if the percentage of grandparents who want to control their children’s and grandchildren’s lives has gone down, the actual cases will likely have gone up.
The FJJ won’t get a higher readership level by printing letters from people who made shidduchim normally.
Bichlal, with CTL, it’s hard to know where reality ends and fantasy begins.
So this is the position that confuses me a bit, so why not get a different Republican?
The Republicans tried that. His name was Mitt Romney. That didn’t work.
Chicken nuggetsFebruary 2, 2020 11:13 am at 11:13 am in reply to: Why is the Wider Frum Public Making a Big Deal Over Bryant’s Death #1828028
Reb Elizezer: ” richness brought him to his death:”??
Did your rav mean that the fact he was affluent allowed him to charter a helicopter?
I’m not R’ Eliezer’s rov, but they generally don’t allow helicopters to fly in such fog, so whether you want to blame it on his wealth or his fame, it’s pretty clear that an ordinary Joe wouldn’t be flying in those conditions.February 2, 2020 11:13 am at 11:13 am in reply to: Why is the Wider Frum Public Making a Big Deal Over Bryant’s Death #1828021
The fatality rate (per miles travelled) for helicopter travel is a fraction of the auto death rate.
The fatality rates PER MILE TRANSPORTED via helicopter is significantly higher than that via automotive.
Can either of you cite actual numbers and a source?
The supermarkets will use a lot more boxes than they currently are. They charge for them.
My biggest question is: now what are we going to use to throw out diapers?
CFLs are on their way out.
Where are you paying $8 a bulb? Even when they’re not on sale they’re more like $3.
I find that about 90% of them do last, and they use less energy than CFL, so you still end up saving a bunch.
Also they generally look nicer than CFL.
If I may ask what is this in reference to
Yes, you may.
So you think you should ask their advice, but disregard it if you don’t like what they tell you.
Just because it affects you doesn’t mean others’ opinions aren’t important.
Certainly don’t follow gadolhadorah’s advice; she thinks a bochur shouldn’t be “bullied” by what his parents and rebbeim advise!
Sometimes it isn’t.
Can you make a mechanically powered car
You mean a bicycle?
This was interpreted as his saying that it was necessary to plant Torah in America.
You deliberately interpret it in a way to fit your anti kollel (always with a disclaimer not to digress) agenda.
CY, how do you explain kapparos for children and even for an unborn child?
Women’s Schar Torah comes by their helping their husband and sons go learn Torah.
They also get schar for learning, so not sure why that’s relevant here.
Rav Soloveichik not only allowed women to learn Gemara but inaugurated the bet midrash at Stern College.
Fits in with his overall approach to compromise in Yiddishkeit because he didn’t think it would survive in its traditional form. R’ Aharon proved him wrong, which he reportedly ended up admitting.
Bad ideaJanuary 6, 2020 12:30 am at 12:30 am in reply to: Blocking a driveway/גזל שינה. Y park on the street when you have a driveway? #1819270
I didn’t write the laws.
You may be misunderstanding them.January 6, 2020 12:30 am at 12:30 am in reply to: Blocking a driveway/גזל שינה. Y park on the street when you have a driveway? #1819269
DY: Yaakov many 3 on the street in front of the driveway. But it is only illegal for someone other than the homeowner.
You can’t block someone’s driveway during the day either.January 5, 2020 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm in reply to: Blocking a driveway/גזל שינה. Y park on the street when you have a driveway? #1819083
I is against the law to park in a New York City driveway overnight. While on the books I have never heard of enforcement.
That doesn’t make sense. Why would it be illegal to park overnight in your own driveway?
They’re just making sure we’re human.
So you think reading novels such as Fatal Judgement makes people go OTD?
I can’t tell if you’re being serious or not.
I have no idea which book you’re talking about, but you can’t generalize that all Jewish books (I mean the ones published by and for frum people) are bad because you found a small minority which you found problematic.
Same way you can’t generalize that secular books are okay because you found a small minority that are clean.
so you dont believe people are influenced by what they read. nice.
Of course I do. I don’t think happy endings are sending people OTD.
Contrast that to Jewish novels of today which as a relative who was off the derech told me ”are a guidebook for going off the derech ”
That’s a new one – I’ve heard of OTD people blaming their parents and rebbeim; never Jewish novels.
Frankly, that’s that’s utter nonsense.
The theory of relativity is Masechas Yevomos.
Nice.December 26, 2019 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm in reply to: President Donald Trump, Oheiv Yisroel Par Excellence #1814407
Similarly, even though he surely is not an anti-semite, but he makes himself look like one.
Looks like one? He’s probably the most openly pro Jewish public figure we’ve ever seen.December 17, 2019 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm in reply to: Calling 311 on someone blocking your driveway is mesira #1811763
Calling the cops won’t generally get the car away from the driveway any faster. Until the cops come, give the ticket, and then the tow truck coming, can take many hours. Chances are the car will be moved by then.
You are over-analyzing things.
Maybe you have commitment issues?
Try telling a cop or judge “yes I was speeding but lots of people speed and get away with it, why shouldn’t I”
If the law is being selectively enforced due to a pre-existing bias, you’d better believe it is supposed to get thrown out in court.
If a 65 mph speed limit was normally not enforced until 72mph, but it was shown that a particular minority group was routinely given tickets at 68, wouldn’t you object? It would be legal abuse.
This is what’s happening here, but the bias is political not racial.
You realize that years of the tefilos in question were never made, as you were telling Hashem the wrong thing.
What exactly does it mean to not be yotzei Kabbolas Shabbos?
Personally, I don’t get this inviting divorced women thing. In our Chassidishe community the women who are divorced eat at their own family’s Shabbos seudahs.
There are people who don’t live in your chassidishe community…
There are plenty of divorced women who don’t have parents
1. who are alive
2. who live locally
3. who are frum
4. who get along with them