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  • in reply to: Sam Bankman-Fried, Zelensky, Soros, Schumer, etc. #2139816
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    Unfortunately, we suffer from the chillul HaShem of leftists and globalists who happen to be Jewish by circumstances of birth, but who have nothing to do with Torah Judaism.

    in reply to: Congressional elections 2022 #2139795
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    BH in the congressional district where I live in NYC, it wasn’t even close. Malliotakis trampled little Max Rose. He’s a sniveling coward and liar.

    I think the best part of this election is that we won’t have to hear from little Max Rose, Beto O’ Rourke, Stacey Abrams, or from Pelosi as House Speaker ever again.

    in reply to: Congressional elections 2022 #2139794
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    There are people who think they know better than rabbonim. A Korach spirit. Recently, I dealt with someone who was a ger. The geirus was performed by a Modern Orthodox rabbi and subsequently, an ishur was written on behalf of this ger by none other than HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, zt”l. Yet this person was given a hard time by a rabbi who is a relative nobody.

    in reply to: Congressional elections 2022 #2137203
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    I’d say that the frum vote made a difference in these races.

    DO NOT listen to any rebbes, pundits, askanim, partisan hacks who claim that we made a mistake in endorsing Zeldin. Zeldin did better than any other Republican running for governor in NYS in a while. We do what is right, not what is expedient. I am proud of so many in our community for doing the right thing in endorsing Zeldin; there are not enough of us, though, to offset the influence of liberal voters, from the blacks, Moslems, unions, hipsters, and liberal Jews.

    We got rid of Maloney in NY 17. Malliotakis crushed little max rose. A shul I am part of was vandalized in October 2020 in an antisemitic attack by a Muslim, and he came the shabbos after, and he basically campaigned rather than offered divrei nechama. He’s a rasha.

    Long Island congressional seats largely flipped Republican. In central NJ, they sent Malinowski packing. I believe the influx of frum Jews into south Florida, Hollywood, Miami, and surrounding areas resulted in the state turning out so forcibly for Rubio and DeSantis; those Miami Dade area counties flipped red.

    Pennsylvania was a big disappointment, but there aren’t any really significant frum communities there. The mainline community in Bala Cynwyd area is small, and not so impactful. Neither in Pittsburgh. I do think Mastriano was a poor choice of candidate, and his close ties to JFJ missionary types was off-putting. However, Shapiro is a bizayon; he falsely claims to be an observant Jew, and this is a ziyuf hatorah. Dr. Oz was also a poor choice; McCormick lost by only 1000 votes in a contentious primary. I think Trump needs to retire from politics; he’s got the opposite of a Midas touch in swing states. Whoever he associates with loses in such states, as the Trump persona and brand is seem negatively by undecideds and people without any conviction.

    I predicted that Republicans would flip the House, which seems likely, that Zeldin would lose but that it would be closer than years past, and that the Senate would be a tossup. I am disappointed by the loss in PA, although it seems that will be offset by a win in NV. This comes down to Georgia, and sadly, Walker failed to garner the same support that Gov. Kemp garnered and that frightens me. I hope Kemp hits the campaign trail hard for Walker and Trump stays away.

    At least Stacey Abrams and Beto O’Rourke will fade into oblivion, along with 3 time loser Charlie Crist.

    Another point lost on many is that the Republican party continues to diversify in terms of candidates, which the media will not report.

    Candidates such as Joe Pinion, Darius Mayfield, Billy Prempeh, Yesli Vega, Mayra Flores, Allen Fung, Hung Cao, Anna Paulina Luna, Monica De La Cruz, LaRon Singletary, Vernon Jones, John James, Kathy Barnette, Jennifer Ruth Green, and others you likely don’t know of made a good showing. Dr. Oz was the first Muslim to ever end up on a ballot for US Senate. While I do no endorse toeiva, Zeldin had a lesbian running mate and George Santos won his congressional seat on Long Island. We’re living in interesting times.

    in reply to: Meikil=Less Religious? #2136288
    dovrosenbaum
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    Sometimes being meikil is necessary for a variety of reasons or another.

    If a person has a poor attention span, some ADD, or dyslexia, for instance, they should probably not attempt to daven everything in the siddur; for such a person, shacharis consisting of brachos, baruch sheamar, ashrei, yishtabach, krias shema w/brachos before and after, amidah, ashrei, uva letzion, shir shel yom and aleinu is enough. If a person is prone to sweating and suffers body acne, perhaps wearing wool tallis katan isn’t advisable. Sometimes people have to do the best they can to keep halacha given the limitations of health, disability, economics, family dynamics, etc.

    in reply to: condemning a candidate due to sickness or old age. #2136289
    dovrosenbaum
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    I don’t see it being against torah values to point out that a senile candidate or one with significant brain damage are unfit to lead.

    in reply to: 5t vs Teaneck- what’s better? #2128460
    dovrosenbaum
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    I never said rcbc was treif just not on the high level of others.

    in reply to: 5t vs Teaneck- what’s better? #2128458
    dovrosenbaum
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    Only in the %Towns will you find a MO girl who is the mashgiach at an eatery. Does that happen in Teaneck too?!?

    Yes. In Teaneck you have Modern Orthodox kids as mashgichim, waiters or cashiers trusted as the designated shomer shabbos.

    The Mehadrin hashgacha is a good hechsher. It’s run by top notch poskim. They didn’t weaken any standards.

    in reply to: 5t vs Teaneck- what’s better? #2128148
    dovrosenbaum
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    Regarding RCBC,

    Having worked in kashrus, I can tell you it’s shvach. Cholov yisroel places with workers drinking dunkin donuts coffee and ou-d items on the shelves. One mashgiach for 4 restaurants. Relying on eish m’eish l’chatchila. No locks on the gas. No separate fish keilim. Whatever the OU and Star K does, they don’t do.

    in reply to: 5t vs Teaneck- what’s better? #2127872
    dovrosenbaum
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    In 5 towns, the kashrus is on a higher level than Teaneck. The RCBC has a lot of shortcomings that the Vaad of 5 towns does not in policies and implementation of those policies.

    in reply to: Is it the משגיח’s fault? #2123614
    dovrosenbaum
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    The mashgiach is supposed to sign and check invoices on all incoming deliveries. All incoming meat is suppose to have the proper simanim. The issue with this restaurant is that the mashgiach was used as a cashier and phone operator, in the front of the restaurant, without having a line of sight to the back door. A sneaky owner would wait for the mashgiach to go to the men’s room and bring in chicken or meat cut up in a shopping bag, and mix it in with a tub or container of already cut up meat. Or if there is a basement where they wash vegetables, the owner would do this while the mashgiach is downstairs washing vegetables.

    in reply to: BTL degrees #2117965
    dovrosenbaum
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    Without AARTS the degree isn’t recognized as an undergraduate degree.

    That is why I asked if there were any accredited yeshivos that would offer a BTL on the basis of recognizing learning done in a yeshiva without accreditation. Maybe through equivalent tests or some other means of evaluation

    in reply to: BTL degrees #2117559
    dovrosenbaum
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    Does anyone know of a yeshiva that will give a btl based on learning done in a yeshiva without the very expensive aarts accreditation?

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2117132
    dovrosenbaum
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    Why wouldn’t they? An ignorant comment.

    in reply to: Mesorah and Levush #2115633
    dovrosenbaum
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    If wearing a gartel helps someone grow in their avodas HaShem, put on 10 of them for all I care.

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2115611
    dovrosenbaum
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    Do you have evidence of the last point? I was told by a Syrian rabbi that he is not permitted to give someone he knows to be a ger an aliyah. On the other hand, I would imagine that if a caucasian ger who looks Jewish went to such a shul, they may offer him an aliyah

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2115469
    dovrosenbaum
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    Yet I’ve seen lots of SYs with the last name Greenberg. They’d give an Ashkenazi an aliyah but not a ger

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2115379
    dovrosenbaum
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    A ger cannot become a member. So if a=b and b=c, a=c

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2115122
    dovrosenbaum
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    From what I understand, gerim are forbidden from shul membership, burial and kibudim such as an aliyah. Regardless of whether they want to marry a Syrian or not. It goes beyond marriage into an outright cherem on gerim. In Brooklyn, there are non Sy kehillos that adapted this takkana so they’d be accepted by the Syrian establishment.

    in reply to: How to enforce Tznius guidelines in a Kehillah #2111565
    dovrosenbaum
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    BH I daven in a shul where very few women show up, those who do are old, and there is a high mechitza.

    in reply to: How to enforce Tznius guidelines in a Kehillah #2111463
    dovrosenbaum
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    Hire a mashgicha to sit by the entrance to the ezras noshim & send away women dressed inmodestly

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2110134
    dovrosenbaum
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    Actually they don’t count a ger for a minyan or give them an aliyah

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2109274
    dovrosenbaum
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    Yes, what are some of those places?

    in reply to: Yeshivos for Adult Beginning Learners #2108898
    dovrosenbaum
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    So we have Toras Dovid and Rabbi Dietz at Derech Chaim? Would anyone have contact information for there? Does anyone know about Ohr Somayach, Shor Yoshuv, or other options?

    in reply to: trump serving idols #2108146
    dovrosenbaum
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    Huh? No. Unfortunately, Trump is an idolater, as he is a Christian. Maybe they can be mashpia him that he is mekabel the sheva mitzvos.

    in reply to: Yeshivos for Adult Beginning Learners #2107068
    dovrosenbaum
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    Ohr Somayach is still in Monsey, or did that fold?

    in reply to: leaving yeshivah and going to work #2107048
    dovrosenbaum
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    I’ve been a schlepper for the past 15 years, and wish I had the zchus of learning full time in yeshiva.

    in reply to: Yeshivos for Adult Beginning Learners #2106958
    dovrosenbaum
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    The adult in question is frum, but is just academically not where they want to be in terms of having the skills to learn in the original.

    in reply to: Favorite Dips #1978969
    dovrosenbaum
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    We like olive dip, pickle dip, and fried onion dip or shallot dip. Matbucha, hummus, and chrayonnaise, too. That, with gefile fish and sometimes also teriyaki salmon, is the fish course

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1977952
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    Everyone he defrauded should sue him for damages and emotional damages. That would destroy him real fast.

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1977047
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    Also a pretty good podcast on reb chaim..

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1976798
    dovrosenbaum
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    Look up Understanding Reb Chaim.

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1976538
    dovrosenbaum
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    That is why we’re advocating translation plus elucidation, done by competent talmidei chachamim with a mesorah

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1976461
    dovrosenbaum
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    May as well not have anything in translation by your logic. The Artscroll shas proves that such translations are effective in making Jews more frum and promoting learning

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1976233
    dovrosenbaum
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    Ok, and that’s Reb Moshe.
    There has been a debate regarding translations before, and I believe that nowadays, it’s a battle that isn’t fought anymore. Artscroll Shas kind of changed that.

    The case that Torah is exclusive could be made for anything you want. Doesn’t make it correct.

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1975888
    dovrosenbaum
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    I hear that economics is a big motivation, for better or worse.

    I do commend Artscroll for what it HAS done; I just wonder if resources could be better spent producing lasting works of worth.

    I’m thinking about ways we can publish in English, iyun seforim that can convey to working people, BTs, etc. the feel of a yeshiva shiur.

    in reply to: Market for Jewish Books: Substance vs. Fluff #1975891
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    How many buyers are there for the Ketzos in English and how many for children’s books?
    Do the math.

    I would say that Ketzos would sell as much, if not more, than the Artscroll Shas.

    Artscroll Ketzos, Nesivos, Minchas Chinuch, Reb Chaim, Reb Boruch Ber, Shev Shamysa, would sell like wildfire.

    in reply to: Israel – acting rashly? #1974370
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    The OP is vastly mistaken.
    e, false claims have been made that the Israeli laws are unfair because Jews can recover property in the West Bank, but Palestinians can’t recover property in pre-1967 Israel.

    While Sheikh Jarrah is home to the American Colony Hotel and the former Orient House of the late Faisal Husseini, it is perhaps best known to Jews for two reasons:

    First, in April 1948 Palestinian attackers carried out a horrific massacre in Sheikh Jarrah, killing 78 Jewish doctors, nurses, patients and others, who were in a convoy up to Mt. Scopus and Hadassah Hospital. The massacre was observed by British soldiers, who did nothing to stop it.

    Second, the proximity of Sheikh Jarrah to the Tomb of Shimon haTzadik, a prominent Second Temple High Priest. Shimon’s Tomb has been a Jewish pilgrimage site for many hundreds of years, and religious Jews have therefore been eager to buy land and live in the area. In 1876 Jews bought Simon’s Tomb and an adjacent field of 18 dunams from Arab owners. The buyer, a committee of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews, divided the property. While the Ashkenazi half remained vacant, the Sephardic Jews began building homes on their half, establishing a community that eventually numbered in the hundreds before diminishing in the face of Arab violence in the 1930’s.

    Sheikh Jarrah After 1948

    During the war invading Jordanian forces took Judea and Samaria, including Sheikh Jarrah and other parts of Jerusalem, and the Jews who survived the fighting had to flee. The Jordanian Custodian of Enemy Property took control of all West Bank property owned by Jews including Jewish buildings and land in Sheikh Jarrah. Incidentally, the Jordanian Custodian also took property of Israeli Arabs in the Jordanian-occupied area, since like Israeli Jews, they were now citizens of an enemy state.

    Much of the Jewish land taken by the Jordanian Custodian was transferred to the Jordanian government, which used it, for example, to construct government buildings in East Jerusalem, and to create the Dheisheh Refugee Camp – which is built entirely on Jewish-owned land. In addition, Palestinian refugee camps at Qalandia and Anata were built in part on Jewish land that had been taken by the Custodian. (See Arab Building in Jerusalem: 1967—1997, Israel Kimhi, p48-49, and also, from the leaked Palestine papers, NSU Draft Memo Re: Rights of Jews Within the OPT Acquired pre-1967)

    In 1956 the Jordanian Government reached an agreement with UNRWA to use the vacant Ashkenazi land in Sheikh Jarrah to build houses for 28 Palestinian refugee families. Under the scheme the Custodian leased the land to the Jordanian Ministry of Development, and the United Nations (UNRWA) funded the construction. The refugees would agree to give up their refugee assistance and ration cards and would pay nominal rent for a probationary period of three years and three months. Those tenants who lived up to the lease terms would be allowed to sign a long-term lease of 30 years, and after that a further 33 years.

    The tenants claim that under a side agreement they received title to their homes after the initial three-year period, but there is no evidence of such an arrangement, which would obviously conflict with the fact that they had to sign a lease.

    In any event, there is no evidence that any of the 28 families ever gained title to the homes from Jordan or UNRWA. They were tenants paying rent.

    The Situation After 1967

    Speaking generally, the Jordanian government purchased, or took by eminent domain, much of the Jewish property held by the Custodian, at which point the property being held in trust for the Jewish owner was replaced by the money gained in the transaction. The property in question was no longer Jewish-owned, and even after 1967 there is no way for the original Jewish owners to regain rights to such property, such as the previously mentioned Dheisheh Refugee Camp and Jordanian government buildings. The Jewish owners were only able to file for compensation from the Israeli Custodian who took over for the Jordanian Custodian.

    In contrast to this, the land in Sheikh Jarrah was exceptional as it continued to be held in trust for the Jewish owners by the Jordanian Custodian, and then by the Israeli Custodian after 1967.

    Is the Land Really Jewish Owned?

    The Jordanian Custodian took the land in Sheikh Jarrah after 1948 because it was Jewish-owned, and in the next 19 years no one in the West Bank or Jordan disputed the fact that it was Jewish-owned land. While in recent years some Palestinians have come forward claiming to be the rightful owners of the land, their silence for so many years, especially when the land was first taken by the Jordanian Custodian, makes their claims extremely dubious, and Israeli courts have consistently found against them.

    Israeli Government Not Expelling Anyone

    It must be stressed also that this is a civil dispute over ownership rights and rent, and the Israeli government is not a party to the litigation. Over the years some of the Palestinian tenants have been evicted over non-payment of rent, but this is a private rather than a government matter. The Israeli government is not evicting anyone.

    Once the Jewish claimants proved their ownership to the Sheikh Jarrah land in court, they also did not try to evict the Palestinian families – they merely informed them they would have to pay rent.

    In 1982 the Jewish owners sued the Palestinian tenants for non-payment of rent and the lawyer representing the Palestinian families did not dispute the Jewish ownership of the land. Instead, he worked out a court-sanctioned agreement between the Jewish owners and the Palestinians, under which the families would agree to pay rent and would be considered “protected tenants.” As such, they could not be evicted if they lived up to the lease, including by paying rent, and under certain circumstances their families could inherit their rights to the apartment.

    Perhaps under pressure from the PLO, along with monetary inducements, most but not all of the tenants soon renounced the agreement and once again claimed they owned the units and refused to pay rent.

    Israel’s Handling of Palestinian Land

    Property left behind by Arabs who fled during the fighting in 1948 (ie, absentee property) was turned over Israel’s Custodian of Absentee Property, which sold most of the property to state or related bodies for public purposes, such as housing the hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries who found refuge in Israel. The Custodian held the value of the property in trust for the registered Arab owner (with adjustments for inflation and interest).

    Those registered owners are eligible to file for compensation from the Custodian, but Palestinians were pressured not to make claims, lest that legitimize Israel’s existence and sovereignty. Still, over the years at least 14,692 claims have been filed, claims have been settled with respect to more than 200,000 dunums of land, more than 10,000,000 NIS (New Israeli Shekels) has been paid in compensation, and more than 54,000 dunums of replacement land in Israel has been given in compensation. Israel has followed this generous policy despite the fact that not a single penny of compensation has ever been paid to any of the more than 500,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries, who were forced by the Arab governments to abandon their homes, businesses and savings.

    Critics of Israel charging unfairness or “asymmetry” in application of absentee property laws might want to consider that asymmetry first.

    in reply to: Biden omits the word ‘God’ from national prayer declaration #1973727
    dovrosenbaum
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    Russia is massing troops on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine is threatening to take Crimea back by force. China is threatening Taiwan and its neighbors while also threatening our ships and Navy. N Korea is testing missiles again and restarting their nuclear weapons program. Iran has been emboldened and making more than their normal threats.
    Our southern border is a humanitarian disaster caused directly by this administration, and the administration that promised transparency is hiding it and not letting the media have access. Ford is closing a plant and moving it to Mexico after just bringing it back from Mexico because of the current Administration’s plan for Increased taxes.
    Price of steel up 145%,
    Lumber 126%,
    Wheat up 25%,
    Food index up 25%,
    Cotton 35%,
    Silver 38%,
    Copper 50%,
    Soybeans 71%,
    Oil 80%,
    Pipeline jobs lost.
    Wall construction jobs lost.
    1.9 trillion in stimulus that funds the administrations pet projects and only paid a fraction to the people.
    29 trillion in debt with 4.8 trillion projected 2021 deficit before the 2 trillion dollar stimulus proposed today for the new green deal. 🤦‍♂️
    9+% unemployment with millions of job openings that can’t be filled because federal unemployment assistance makes it more advantageous for people to stay home than work.

    in reply to: Thank Biden for Helping Hamas #1973723
    dovrosenbaum
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    Yes, he would have hated Democrat “Jews.”
    You voted for the murders of Jews in Israel at the hands of rockets.
    You voted for $750 Million for our enemies.

    Russia is massing troops on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine is threatening to take Crimea back by force. China is threatening Taiwan and its neighbors while also threatening our ships and Navy. N Korea is testing missiles again and restarting their nuclear weapons program. Iran has been emboldened and making more than their normal threats.
    Our southern border is a humanitarian disaster caused directly by this administration, and the administration that promised transparency is hiding it and not letting the media have access. Ford is closing a plant and moving it to Mexico after just bringing it back from Mexico because of the current Administration’s plan for Increased taxes.
    Price of steel up 145%,
    Lumber 126%,
    Wheat up 25%,
    Food index up 25%,
    Cotton 35%,
    Silver 38%,
    Copper 50%,
    Soybeans 71%,
    Oil 80%,
    Pipeline jobs lost.
    Wall construction jobs lost.
    1.9 trillion in stimulus that funds the administrations pet projects and only paid a fraction to the people.
    29 trillion in debt with 4.8 trillion projected 2021 deficit before the 2 trillion dollar stimulus proposed today for the new green deal. 🤦‍♂️
    9+% unemployment with millions of job openings that can’t be filled because federal unemployment assistance makes it more advantageous for people to stay home than work.

    Fast food places, doctor offices, landscapers, etc. cannot fill the jobs up! We’re doomed.

    in reply to: Thank Biden for Helping Hamas #1973286
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    If you were born to a Jewish mother and voted for Biden, you are not my brother. You are my enemy. Your vote is to blame for those rockets pouring down on Israel. Your vote is to blame for the price of gasoline, lumber, steel, and the impending economic disaster.

    in reply to: Biden omits the word ‘God’ from national prayer declaration #1973102
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    God, Islamic terrorism, the American flag are to Democrats what garlic is to a vampire.

    I’ll leave you with daas torah on the liberals (of which Biden is one) from HaRav Miller, shlita:

    Q:
    Should we help financially the Moral Majority? They constantly ask us for money to help them in their fight. (Moral Majority was a political action group associated with the Christian right and the Republican Party that was formed in 1979 to further a conservative and religious agenda including the allowance of prayer in public schools and strict laws against abortion).

    A:
    I say yes! They’re a very important organization and the truth is that they are a reproach to us. If we see goyim who are fighting for decency so sincerely – many of them are really sacrificing themselves; some have gone for jail fighting for their principles – then we, we’re the nation of holiness, the least we can do if we won’t fight ourselves for these ideals, the least we can do is to give financial assistance to those goyim who are fighting.

    TAPE # 492 (February 1984)

    Q:
    What do you say about the man who killed the abortion doctor?

    A:
    You know, had it been the other way around — had there been someone who went and killed this man, so the judge would have said, “For killing this anti-abortion man, two years probation.” That’s what happens; that’s what the judges do today.

    The same thing is if, chas v’shalom, a criminal would stop you in the street, and you happen to have a knife, and the criminal wants to attack you, so you take your knife and you slit his throat. So the courts say you did a very big crime. If you hadn’t slit his throat, and he would have done chalilah the same thing to you, he would have gotten off with nothing, with nothing at all. But the fact that you slit his throat, the judge would throw the worst sentence at you. He’ll sentence you to prison – he would even give you the electric chair if they had it in that state.

    Everybody knows how crazy the wicked judges are today. If a judge can give four million and four hundred thousand dollars to a mugger who was shot and wounded while he was escaping from the scene of a crime, so then we see how crazy the judges are today.

    And so we say boruch Hashem that Cuomo [former NY State governor] was knocked out of office. Boruch Hashem that Dinkins [former NYC mayor] was knocked out of office too.

    And I want to tell you, when you say, שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים you should have that in mind. Hashem breaks the enemies and He makes low the wicked. If Teddy Kollek was knocked out of office in Yerushalayim, we say, “Boruch Hashem, that Hakodosh Boruch Hu was שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים.” Boruch Hashem, that they and many other such reshaim were knocked out of office. Don’t ignore that – it’s something we have to daven for. I’m not going to say the names of all of them, because they’ll all become my enemies! But all the reshaim who lost out in the elections – we say שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים; we thank Hashem and we make the bracha with kavana, with a gusto.

    And don’t think that just because they’re not enemies of the Jewish people, so they’re not our enemies. It makes no difference; they’re enemies of the people and we’re part of the people! We suffer from them and therefore we’re happy to see the downfall of the wicked who are ruining America.
    TAPE # 990 (December 1994)

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1973051
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    I think I read he relied on a get, which is erroneous, since a beis din woud give a get l’chumrah without doing any verification of the kesubah.

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1973017
    dovrosenbaum
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    In terms of birur yahadus, there are many difficulties.

    If a guy comes into a shul wearing a yarmulke, let’s say, there’s no reason to not count them in a minyan or give them an aliyah. If they want to get married, we have to investigate. The problem is, in an era of Reform and Conservative changing the halacha of Jewish status, geirus, intermarriage, mamzerus, etc., how do we really know? How many people can furnish a picture of their maternal grandmother’s matzeivah or kesuba? How many people have a conversion certificate, especially from years ago, when any 3 rabbis did conversions and those rabbis died and their shuls closed down? It takes big shoulders to deal with these issues.

    In the case of Elk, the ball was dropped. How did he manage to learn Hebrew well enough to learn safrus and milah, get semicha, and somehow learn in a mekubalishe yeshiva?

    in reply to: Rebbetzin Without A Rov? #1972782
    dovrosenbaum
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    Being an akeres habayis has nothing to do with whether the mother puts tefillin, goes to minyanim, learns rashi and tosfos, etc.

    A woman doesn’t have to do any of that because of her innate kedusha. Mothers ignite the sparks that are waiting to be kindled within the hearts of the next generation. Mothers nurture the soul of each child teaching them the meaning of endless love. Mothers carry life, give life and shed tears as they pray that each child lives a purposeful and good life.

    That is the role of the yiddishe mame.

    The tateh is the one who learns and davens.

    in reply to: Biden omits the word ‘God’ from national prayer declaration #1972767
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Ripping a baby out of the womb is an atrocity.
    Biden is a wicked man and so is his entire party.

    in reply to: Rebbetzin Without A Rov? #1972699
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    A woman’s Judaism is being a baalebuste. Caring for the kids. Lighting shabbos candles. Keeping taharas hamishpacha. Being mafrish challah. Cooking.

    The idea that women need to be men and do what men do to be good Jews is what’s wrong with klal yisroel and is how we got open orthodoxy.

    in reply to: Biden omits the word ‘God’ from national prayer declaration #1972648
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Biden is a bad Catholic and a bad human being.
    He is devoid of any true morality. He supports the most evil and ugly moral infractions, including abortion on demand. It is of no surprise he wants nothing to do with G-d; G-d wants nothing to do with him. He is an illegitimate president and a fake Catholic.

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1972647
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    There’s no shortage in our area of Jewish-owned chapels which do things al pi halacha.

    There’s Yereim, Shomrei Hadas, Shomrei Hachomos, the Sons of Israel chapel in Lakewood, Bais Yisroel in New Square, Kehila Chapels, Jewish Memorial Chapel (Clifton), Plaza in Manhattan.

    In every case, these chapels are much cheaper than an SCI chapel.
    SCI chapels charge 350 dollars for tachrichim, 700 dollars to “use” tahara room (ie. sheets and water, and a 3 dollar packet of afar from Har haZeisim), and a total of 8000-9000 dollars for a basic levaya, minus grave opening charges.

    In Plaza, for instance, they charge 5000 dollars for everything minus the grave opening.
    Shomrei Hadas and Shomrei Hachomos are also very cheap.

    in reply to: Rebbetzin Without A Rov? #1972646
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Women wanting to learn torah like men is a major problem which has led to disasters for klal yisroel, chief among them, the rise of the open orthodox, which takes this unholy desire to its logical conclusion. Once you have women learning torah like men, they’re going to want to be rabbis like men. Even Rav Willig, shlita, from YU has admitted that allowing women to learn gemara is a mistake.

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