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  • in reply to: (Sarcasm) HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Ehud Barak paskens that Kol Isha is mutar! #663844

    David S.
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    barak wants his own songs to be heard on kola shel ima, and thats kol isha to listen to him, because he has will of woman… what a selfish man 🙂 msking halachos for own sake

    in reply to: (Sarcasm) HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Ehud Barak paskens that Kol Isha is mutar! #663841

    David S.
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    it is true news mind you

    in reply to: Zionist Quote #649223

    David S.
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    Bear, you ought to be quiet about Rav Kook ztz”l…

    Religious Zionists, with whom I proudly affiliate myself, want a Jewish state run by halacha, in the land that Hash-m Yisbarach gave to our forefathers. Whats the problem with that?!?!?!

    Secular Zionism, namely kissing up to Arabs and holding regard to the land of E”Y as only of material value, with nothing spiritual behind it, and sinas chinam against frum yidden, is WRONG though, but don’t classify every person in E”Y as a terrible cofer baikar because of that.

    PS: feivel there is absolutely no such thing as sinas chiyuv. No Yid should hate another for any reason. Dislike is not good, but on a higher madreiga than sinah.

    Good day, David S.

    in reply to: Chalomos, the Meaning to Dreams! #686010

    David S.
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    oomis really nice original thought. I didn’t think of that. Shkoyach. 🙂

    But, unfortunately, even though you are right, thats not what the Gemara says

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: Chalomos, the Meaning to Dreams! #686006

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    Dreams were used to give prophecy, as it says (Bamidbar 12) ‘In a dream shall I appear to him.’

    TRIVIA QUESTION (For fun)

    It says in the Pasuk in Bamidbar ‘In a dream shall I speak to him (the navi)’

    But it also says in Zecharyah 10: ‘And dreams, they speak in vain’

    How to reconcile?

    HINT=LOOK IN MASECHTA BRACHOS 54b ;>|)>

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647243

    David S.
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    G_A_W I think the question is if one is obligated to support his family.

    It should seem that he would be obligated, better to balance the scales with a mitzvah (supporting the eved) countering the aveirah (lo sechaneim)

    But the eved isn’t his! It isn’t a mitzvah!

    The answer is that he’d still be doing the mitzvah of chesed, and true, it isn’t as much of a reward as doing chesed to a Jew, but still, as R’ Chanina says in 3 places in the Gemara (Bava Kama 38a, 87a, Avodah Zarah 3a) ‘Greater is the one who is commanded and does than the one who is not commanded and does.’This seems like a good answer nu?

    A refutation of this answer comes in the other interpretations of lo sechaneim, for remember there are three. Let me list them:

    1) Don’t give them a foothold in Eretz Yisroel (Already discussed)

    2) Don’t give them a free gift (Applies somewhat in that it gives the goy a monetary gift, letting him have an eved while you support him, saving the goy the extra expenses)

    3) Don’t favor them Is this not favoring him, supporting his slave’s family for him?!)

    So my last asnwer was also a case of mitzvah sheba’ah beaveirah.

    BTW: I seemed to be under the misapprehension that the slave was taken as collateral for the debt. not as an actual fine, because since where do we actually see that a Jew, in these kind of cases, would get fined by Beis Din a knas that is to be paid over to a goy?

    in reply to: Happy Birthday! #1122156

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    believer ???? ??? ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? ??? ????? ????????!

    ??? ???!

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647241

    David S.
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    *MISHTARSHI LEI*

    This is a concept that one derives benefit from a certain action, he must have extra obligations. Like for example, it is said in Masechta Gitin 44a that ‘If

    the king’s officials come and take away from one’s grainstack as collateral for a debt that is owed to the government, one must seperate maaser. But if one tries to

    take away grain by force, such as a robber, one need not seperate maaser. This is compared to the case of if a goy takes away one’s Eved Canaani, whether as

    collateral for debt or not, if he must grant freedom. This comparison is refuted because, as the Gemara says, ‘Mishtarshi Lei’. One has benefited. He is happy that

    he has gotten the debt off him (Rashi). This type of Mishtarshi Lei, of getting a debt off one’s back, is also shown in Masechta Avodah Zarah 1a, in the case that

    one must not trade with a goy, pay back or ask for payment of loans or debts, whether of animals or objects, or of money, 3 days before and after an idolatrous

    festival, since the goy will go thank his idol for the sustenance. Rabbi Yehuda there says that one may collect a debt, since this puts the goy in pain at losing money.

    But the Rabanan say that the goy will go thank his idol out of happiness, since he got the debt off him.

    QUESTION #1: BUT WHAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE KING’S OFFICERS GETTING THE COLLATERAL FOR THE DEBT, AND THE GOY GETTING THE

    SLAVES AS COLLATERAL?

    ANSWER #1: THE ANSWER CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN THE GEMARA IN MASECHTA AVODAH ZARAH 20a, THAT THE MITZVAH IN THE TORAH,

    REFERRING TO THE GOYIM IN ERETZ YISRAEL, SAYS LO SECHANEIM. ONE OF THE THREE INTERPRETATIONS IS: DO NOT GIVE THEM A

    FOOTHOLD IN THE LAND. IS NOT GIVING A SLAVE AWAY GIVING A FOOTHOLD IN THE LAND? THUS THERE IS ONLY LOSS, NOT A BENEFIT.

    this is just an example of mishtarshi lei

    Thanks, David S.

    in reply to: Toeiva #646561

    David S.
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    This is a complete Toeivoh and in an ideal Jewish state anyone who does it must get a couple of decades in the big concrete building with no windows (you guess what I mean) to consider his actions and how to rectify them!

    PS: ‘interreacial marriage’ this is marriage between Jew and goy?

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1124396

    David S.
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    I volunteer for this week! which day?

    in reply to: Oh vs Oy #953949

    David S.
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    PashutehYid it isn’t a mishnah in Eduyos as far as I know, it is a Gemara in Bechoros 5a 🙂 Sorry if it annoys you, me being so meduyak 🙁

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: Baal Teshuvah Problems #646698

    David S.
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    I am Dati Leumi and don’t hold offense Daniel Bresaluer: I believe in the principles but am more strict on Halochos than some.

    Kol HaKavod for becoming a Ba’al Teshuva! I hope you find the Rov who suits you!

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1124387

    David S.
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    This is on Parshas Bamidbar. I know it is a little late for this, I ought to do Parshas Naso but some more Torah never hurted anyone! (This is expounding and commenting on what the Chafetz Chaim says: if the Chafetz Chaim didn’t say this in your opinion it is original 🙂 )

    The Chafetz Chaim writes that through the knowledge that the Ohel Moed is in the center of all the camps while traveling, that the Torah is fully available to anyone who wishes to learn it.

    How does he come to that? The answer is that the Eitz HaChayim is in the middle of Gan Eden and is not Torah a tree of life? (As we say: ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??)

    Another proof is that blood (Torah) is supplied to every part of the body (Kl;al Yisroel), no matter how little, it still is being spread.

    This teaches us that no matter who you are: Whether you are Zevulun doing business or Yissochor learning Torah, Levi serving in the Mishkan or anyone else, you still can have a share in Hash-m Yisbarach’s Torah; That no matter what your lineage or profession you can still be sustained by the Eitz HaChayim of Torah.

    Shavua Tov!

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647239

    David S.
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    i called you G_A_V, it really is G_A_W. Sorry 🙂

    Anyways, this is a rather tough shaila, will take a couple days for me 🙂

    in reply to: The Upsherin – What are the Origins? #1207953

    David S.
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    Jothar I can try to look up the Maharil on this if you like.

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647237

    David S.
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    G_a_v good answer. finally I can sleep 😀 Shkoyach! Please make the next question a tough one….I was just to Eretz Yisrael and was doing stuff: (signing papers, etc. for Aliyah this summer…not so much time for learning…my intelligence kind of melted 🙂 )

    Just so you know it is 17a according to my Judaic Classics. And I missed the words Parshato Hakhel.

    As for your answer…I never thought about that. Just to add on your words: Rabbi Elazar apparently has the same psak as the Shulchan Oruch HaRav and Rav Kook… who both say that one should teach his daughter halacha that applis, and not just any Torah knowledge which cannot be used for practical purposes. Your turn.

    PS: Let’s play like this: Whoever gets the question right asks the next one

    G_A_V YOUR TURN!

    in reply to: Jews Owning Dogs? #1013107

    David S.
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    ames you are right. The Be’er heitev probably meant animal excrement th

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647227

    David S.
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    Rashi didn’t write on Nedarim, or at least as far as we know

    Ran was a totally different Rishon. It’s his Peirush we learn on Nedarim

    in reply to: Jews Owning Dogs? #1013106

    David S.
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    The Be’er Heitev hates dogs 🙂

    The Mishnah Berurah likes nice dogs

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647225

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    noitallmr some are of the opinion that this is actually the Ran’s commentary but I am not sure

    in reply to: Mehadrin buses – too much for me? #645590

    David S.
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    Daniel, also it says ‘I WANTED to sit next to my wife!’ Thus you are disregarding the bus’ rules because of your personal request?

    RULES OVERRIDE SELFISHNESS

    in reply to: Mehadrin buses – too much for me? #645589

    David S.
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    Daniel Breslauer, if you vote Meretz (the most despicable party in the world, selling out Jews like Mars bars)because of your little rift with Egged you will betray the entire Jewish nation and pay the consequences. Why not vote for Ichud Leumi? They are a party with great ideals, and were endorsed by some great Gedolim, including Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu shlita, and Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky shlita, who is the son of the Steipler ztz”l

    in reply to: Babies in Shul #1066201

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    The Shelah HaKadosh strongly forbids bringing small children into the Beis Knesses until they are old enough

    to learn how to honor the Beis HaKnesses properly (Not crawling under seats and bawling)

    The Mishna Berura nad the Magen Avraham quotes the Shelah HaKadosh in 98:1, thus both holding his opinion.

    The Kitzur Shulchan Oruch by R’ Shlomo Gantzfried says that men, women, whether married or not, old or

    young, but the only exception is bringing a very small child, because it will disturb others (141:7)

    The Rema in HaMapah 98:1 says ‘It is forbidden to kiss one’s SMALL SONS INSIDE THE SHUL, in order to show

    that there is no love like the love of Hash-m’. Small sons: Either 1) The Rema permits small children in a shul

    or 2) The children are SMALL compared to their adult father

    in reply to: Jews Owning Dogs? #1013104

    David S.
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    The Shulchan Oruch 79:4 groups dog excrement together with pig excrement, and the Be’er Heitev says ‘Cursed is the Jew who grows pigs’

    The Mishna Berura is more meikel, grouping a BAD dog together with pigs

    Also, in Halacha, we know the concept of ‘water that is not drinkable by the standards of a dog’ for water that is posul or kosher for netilas yadayim

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647224

    David S.
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    REBUKE TO LOUD DAVENERS

    Intro: There are a number of people in my Beis Knesses who daven very loudly, thus disturbing me. I only daven

    loudly when I daven at home, without a minyan, in accordance with the Shulchan Oruch’s prohibition of

    davening loudly in public with a minyan, in case you disturb others. But at home it is fine, according to all the

    poskim (even including the Taz, who rules strictly that you are not yotzei if you daven loudly in a minyan). I

    have always thought Hilchos Tefila an interesting topic, and thus I will attempt to piece together a couple of

    sources and original thoughts/interpretations into a Dvar Torah on this.

    The Gemara in Brachos 24b talks about how ‘One who raises his voice while davening is one of little faith’.

    Rashi here says ‘Of little faith, because he thinks that Hash-m Yisbarach cannot hear him unless he raises his

    voice’ from where does Rashi get that interpretation? Rabbeinu Yehonasan HaKohen MiLonil leads us to the

    posuk in Melochim I Perek 28: Posuk 28; ‘And they called in a great voice’. this refers to the priests of Ba’al,

    who were challenged to have their korbanos visibly accepted by Ba’al as proof of their Avodah Zorah’s existence.

    This compares loud daveners to Ba’al worshipers! Is that not a bit extreme?! Rashi’s could be viewed extreme,

    and kal vachomer this!

    The answer to our question and a proof to R’ Yehonasan HaKohen is that the Gemara says ‘haYagbiyah’,

    One who RAISES their voices during prayer. Why not say: ‘HaMispalel beKol Ram This implies it was raised

    from davening in a whisper! This means that they thought, ‘Hash-m won’t hear me if I daven quietly, I must

    shout instead to get His attention.’ And so the false prophets of Ba’al, in the previous pasuk it says

    ‘and they called in a big voice’. Then it says ‘Is Ba’al in the bathroom (according to Rashi) so he cannot answer you?’

    Then they yelled even louder to ‘get God’s attention. (Thus the repitition of ‘and they called in a great voice’.)

    It is a machloikes if you are even yotzei in a tzibbur if you daven out loud, because of ‘Mitzvah she’Baah

    be’Aveirah’. You daven and do a mitzvah, and you distract others and do aveiros! (Acording to the svara of the

    Taz). But according to the Gro and the Ateres Zekeinim, you are yotzei bedieved.

    The Arizal never raised his voice, even in Zemiros! Only while davening during Shabbos he raised his voice

    a small amount. Kabbalists are rather strict on this issue, and the Zohar in Parshas VaYakheil tells us it

    is strictly forbidden to do so.

    in reply to: Method of learning #643397

    David S.
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    I personally just open a bunch of meforshim and look, and eventually find it somewhere. That always works for me 🙂

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647206

    David S.
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    anyone got an answer to my question yet?

    in reply to: Georgia Congressman Warns of Obama Dictatorship #642492

    David S.
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    this is why im moving to Eretz Yisroel! at least it is a jewish state…maybe not a religous jewsih state…but that is better than the USSA

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647202

    David S.
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    chofetzchaim u are correct!!!!!

    Now for a real tough question: In the Yerushalmi Sotah 17a R’ Elazar says a woman can learn by listening to a shiur or such. Then: it says right after that Matronah ( a woman) asked him a shaila, and he said ‘The only wisdom of a woman is in sewing.’ It is contradicting! How is it? Some one please answer! I am stumped sooooo bad.

    Thanks: David

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643467

    David S.
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    Joseph what is he point of making yourself uncomfortable in 80 degree weather wearing a hat and jacket?

    That dress was for Ashkenaz where it is always cold, now Yidden switched to real hot weather… why not wear slightly lighter dress?

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647199

    David S.
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    WolfishMusings, you are right, but most do not hold like Rav Yosef in this matter… sorry. Rav Yosef says this somewhere in Mesechta Avodah Zarah did’t he?

    rabbiofberlin, may I correct you: Keilim has is 30 perakim. i think you are thinking of Shabbos there 😉

    in reply to: Gematria on the Parsha #642466

    David S.
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    Mod 42… please…that goes on hitchhikers guide to the galaxy forum lol. its good though

    in reply to: Halacha and Mishna and Gemara questions #647195

    David S.
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    the answer is…..Keilim.

    THIRTY perakim

    in reply to: Gematria on the Parsha #642463

    David S.
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    I will with no problems.

    in reply to: Siyum HaShas, Mishna Yomi, and Puns #1072869

    David S.
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    Mazel Tov! By the way, great puns chofetzchaim 😉

    Mazel Tov, Good luck learning the gemaros,

    David S.

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642236

    David S.
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    areivim interesting halacha, you didn’t repeat at all. I didn’t know that before! thanks for sharing! 🙂

    thanks, David

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642259

    David S.
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    anyone interested in dvar Torah on Birchas HaChama?

    sure. post in in the D’Var Torah thread. YW Moderator-72

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642232

    David S.
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    that was Pesach Torah I wrote. I probably didn’t have enough sleep or something 🙁 anyway the real answer is: from Rabbi Israel Katz from North Miami: it needs to be kashered because it was put in an non-kosher-for-pesach dishwasher, if I remember correctly.

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1124109

    David S.
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    Thank you for the compliment areivim. 🙂

    Thankis, David

    in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1124106

    David S.
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    I have an original or so I think) vort.

    Here it is:

    Why are we not allowed to eat chomeitz and allowed to eat matzoh (other than the pshat reason, which is mentioned in the Torah)?

    The answer is that this is leZeicher Yetzias Mitzroyim, since Bnei Yisroel were like chomeitz, puffed up, in good positions, Yoseif was high-ranking, and they were multiplying very quickly. Then Hash-m made us like matzoh, ‘baking’ us in our tzoros, making us avodim to the Mitzrim and making us do avoidas perech, and we were ready to snap, being on the 49th level of tumaah, being fed hard-to-digest matzoh in order not to be fed by the Mitzrim often, as the Shelah says on Maseches Pesochim, and then Hash-m Yisboroch took us out at just the right time, with ultimate precision, right before we were to descend to the ultimate impure level of contamination. This is a commemoration to the state we were in before leaving Mitzroyim, how thin we were, how close to destruction and complete contamination and impurity we had been, before Hash-m with divine precision and timing, took us out from the beis avodim.

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642231

    David S.
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    seeallsides to your second question: I think it can be used, as long as it was used with only non-seasoned meat or non-breaded, in which no question of contact with chomeitz could be suspected. But be sure to ask your rov! I am not a poseik and have no authority whatsoever.

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642229

    David S.
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    lol, sorry, but I just had decided to post here in the Hilchos Pesach thread because it had been without posts for three days and it would get out of sight on the main coffeeroom page soon. I had wanted to keep this thread actively running till Pesach.

    thanks, David

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642223

    David S.
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    I have an original or so I think) vort.

    Here it is:

    Why are we not allowed to eat chomeitz and allowed to eat matzoh (other than the pshat reason, which is mentioned in the Torah)?

    The answer is that this is leZeicher Yetzias Mitzroyim, since Bnei Yisroel were like chomeitz, puffed up, in good positions, Yoseif was high-ranking, and they were multiplying very quickly. Then Hash-m made us like matzoh, ‘baking’ us in our tzoros, making us avodim to the Mitzrim and making us do avoidas perech, and we were ready to snap, being on the 49th level of tumaah, being fed hard-to-digest matzoh in order not to be fed by the Mitzrim often, as the Shelah says on Maseches Pesochim, and then Hash-m Yisboroch took us out at just the right time, with ultimate precision, right before we were to descend to the ultimate impure level of contamination. This is a commemoration to the state we were in before leaving Mitzroyim, how thin we were, how close to destruction and complete contamination and impurity we had been, before Hash-m with divine precision and timing, took us out from the beis avodim.

    Thanks, David

    in reply to: Hangman! Join the fun! #1128438

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    in reply to: Let’s Work Together On 1 Middah #665687

    David S.
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    the boss gets enraged at tiny things, and so the people here already dislike him intensely, so everyone likes what I say, and I don’t think it is a big chilul Hash-m.

    But in any case, I thank you for your advice 🙂

    BTW: Thanks for your last post! 🙂

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642219

    David S.
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    thanks PM

    in reply to: Let’s Work Together On 1 Middah #665684

    David S.
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    oh sorry kapusta, I didn’t read the last part of your post 🙂

    So, my boss is not a Yid, and I have other friends there who are Jews, and he gets nasty. So I try to cheer up the atmosphere a little, (sometimes with jokes about him).

    I love making jokes, and then is the perfect time to do it, with a perfect excuse! 😀

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642217

    David S.
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    I will. (kapusta were you referring to your post about the source for being funny in the Gemara by any chance? 🙂 )

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642214

    David S.
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    YW Moderator, according to common sense, you are totally right.

    squeak, same thing.

    The thing is I wondered if anyone could find some sources or help me please? That help’d be appreciated.

    Thanks, David

    BTW: Hilchos Pesach Update coming tomorrow night!

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642211

    David S.
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    Oy gevalt! an even tougher shaila!

    :^O

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