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  • in reply to: Favorite Dips #1978969
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1972585
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    I don’t know. Ignorance of halacha and metzius, I’m guessing.

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1972494
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    @Common Saychel,

    It amazes me why in so many Jewish areas, they choose to go to SCI chapels, rather than utilize Jewish owned and operated chapels.

    When it comes to funerals, the rabbonim don’t care that the halacha is to patronize Jewish businesses. The SCI chapels are 30-40% MORE expensive than Jewish-owned funeral homes.

    In 5 towns, the Vaad goes to Riverside in Hewlett, in Teaneck, to Gutterman Musicant, in Livingston, to Bernheim Apter Kreitzman (where the goy missionary is “Shomer”). All of these places are expensive, with a graveside funeral and plain pine box costing 9000 or so, without the grave opening fees. The removals (hotzaas hameis) is done al ydei akum, not al pi halacha. The goyim handle the meisim to check for ID Tags all throughout the process, and after the tahara, they set the features (sewing the mouth closed with string, or with a wire injector). Meanwhile, the staff is almost all goyim, and the profits go to SCI, a publicly traded company which owns over 2000 funeral homes and crematories.
    Frum-owned places like Kehila Chapels, Shomrei haDas, Shomrei Hachomos are much, much cheaper, everything is done al ydei Yehudi, and al pi halacha. Plaza Jewish Community Chapel (owned by the UJA federation) in Manhattan has an Orthodox rav on the staff, and they charge 4000 dollars less than Riverside down the block.

    in reply to: Rebbetzin Without A Rov? #1972492
    dovrosenbaum
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    I have semicha and my wife is not learned. She wasn’t raised frum, didn’t go to a seminary, but instead works with children and is a tzadeikes and eishes chayil. For that matter, how many of our grandmothers and alter bubbes went to seminaries and were pseudo-rabbis? Like my wife, they knew how to keep a kosher home. They taught the kids to be mentschen and to have good middos, and they were balabustes. They said tehillim, learned a Tzenah u’Renah, went to shul occasionally and that was about it. In many countries such as Morocco, they didn’t even read Hebrew. My wife wouldn’t be the best choice to give classes, and she wouldn’t want to. When I looked for a shidduch, I didn’t care about the ability to learn parshanim and whatnot. Who cares if a woman learns Ramban and Rashi? We all know the famous story with the 2 seminarians who went to see the Steipler, and he asked them if they knew hwo to make kugel. I think the emphasis on women learning has led to troubles and tzaros. The Satmar are right about this.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi – Eruvin #1971524
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    Reb Moshe and the Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote haskamos for Steinsaltz.
    The objection of other gedolim had to do with Steinsaltz’s hashkafos, which are/were very problematic.

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #1971523
    dovrosenbaum
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    There is a missionary working as a “shomer” in a funeral home in New Jersey. His father is Jewish, his mother is an Italian Roman Catholic. Because of him, actual frum Jews, including rabbonim, lost their parnassa.

    in reply to: Shidduch references #1971521
    dovrosenbaum
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    Does anybody think a person would list a reference who would be fully honest and not just be mechanef the one requesting the reference? If I know someone isn’t going to sing my praises, why would I list them as a reference?

    in reply to: Recommended Gemara b’Iyun Shiurim #1971286
    dovrosenbaum
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    Thanks. What a fantastic source for he’aros and mareh mekomos.

    in reply to: Recommended Gemara b’Iyun Shiurim #1971218
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Thanks for the suggestion of Rav Goldfein.

    Regarding Shas Illuminated, this is golden. A person can basically learn the major rishonim and achronim on each daf of shas. Amazing.

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1968423
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    I bought both on Amazon a few weeks ago..

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1966697
    dovrosenbaum
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    I read your sefer. On a very high level indeed. I believe you should keep writing more and more. If we knew how to contact you, we’d be able to financially support.

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1966375
    dovrosenbaum
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    Artscroll is cetainly sold everywhere. I think the notion that Artscroll is somehow an inferior product or not lucrative has been debunked. It sells like hotcakes.

    The target audience for what is being described is not people who are looking to be at the top of Rav Avrohom Yehoshua’s shiur in Brisk. It’s for baal habatim, BT’s, gerim, working yeshivish people, people who want a geshmak, and as described, those bochurim who are struggling.

    in reply to: Why liberalism is against the torah #1966376
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    Religious people tend to be socially conservative and fiscally altruistic, in that they support programs that help people.

    As a matter of morality and halacha, there is just no basis to support the sexual and moral degenracy that the left is promoting. None at all.

    in reply to: Why liberalism is against the torah #1966213
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    HaRav HaGaon Avigdor Miller, zt”l

    Q:
    If the temptation for immorality is uncontrollable, how can we blame society for its descent into wickedness?

    A:
    I have to say that it’s not uncontrollable; the fact is that up till recently, and even today, most people are controlling it. The fact is that what’s depicted in the newspapers and in the other media is not a picture of life; it’s a perverted and crippled picture of what’s in the minds of the writers. Actually many people are living normally; as you walk down blocks and blocks of Irish houses and Italian houses, they’re living more or less normally. They’re living married lives, and they are controlling themselves; otherwise there’d be mayhem, there’d be murder on all sides. Human beings are controlling themselves. Does it mean every Irish man is perfectly perfect all his life? This I wouldn’t say. But in general people are controlling themselves because that is the only way for civilized people to live.

    And therefore, we can’t say that the world has lost its control. Of course the liberals are doing their best to break down everything. But despite them, human nature abhors disorder; human nature likes a certain amount of decency, and therefore it will continue no matter what they do.

    Of course we have to try to stop the torrent of wickedness; we have to attempt to abolish pornography and so on, but that doesn’t mean that we’re losing the fight. We’ll never lose that fight; it’s inherent in human nature. There’s no society that ever abolished morality entirely; impossible. The Roman society, even the Greek society, even though they had certain perversions, but they had certain principles; you have to know a society that’s going to break down all the restrictions is going to decay and fall apart.

    And if America won’t stop this headlong flight into perversion, who knows what’s going to happen. Let’s hope the Italians and the Irish will win out against the Jewish liberals. Jewish liberals are doing the best to ruin America. I say the Jewish liberals – the truth is that the Orthodox Jews should help a little more than they’re doing; the Jewish Orthodox should identify with American scene and they should all join in the fight against pornography, against gays, and against women’s rights which really means immorality; women’s rights mean mixed dormitories in the colleges, mixed barracks in the military. The United States military has already yielded long before the ERA was passed – right now military barracks are mixed.

    And so, it’s up to us to speak up and write letters; we must write to congressmen and protest constantly. And not to vote for liberals! Don’t vote for a liberal! Reagan is running now; it’s an opportunity. He’s a decent man. Of course I’m not going to put an OK on him and say a kosher l’mehadrin min hamehadrin, but as far as goyishe candidates go, everybody should work for Reagan. Forget about being a Democrat, forget about your party affiliation, forget about the private deals. Some institutions make private deals with the politicians and they sell their vote or the votes of the Jews; don’t listen to them! Make it your business that the Jewish people should vote for Reagan – he’s more conservative and more decent than the others – because we have to fight for decency. It’s our big job today.

    TAPE # 308 (March 1980)

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1966196
    dovrosenbaum
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    The gemara was transmitted in Aramaic, the language of the masses, so that it would be accessible to all. After all, the goal of study is to understand what has been learned so that it can be incorporated into our lives.

    Later, during the Islamic conquests, Aramaic was overtaken by Arabic as the common language of the Middle East. That’s why some of the greatest Jewish works, like those of Rabbi Saadiah Gaon and Maimonides, were written in Arabic.

    And so, when the sages wrote their works in Aramaic or Arabic, they weren’t just being practical; they were fulfilling the mitzvah of writing Torah. For after all, the mitzvah is to write Torah in a way that people can learn and understand. If most Jews spoke or understood Aramaic or Arabic, then that was the language to be used to fulfill the mitzvah of writing a Torah (see the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Sichot Kodesh, Kedoshim 5741. See also Likkutei Sichot, vol. 23, pp. 24–25.).

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1966187
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    There are many people who never developed the linguistic skills to learn inside on their own. There are people who are megayer and who are chozer b’teshuva. There are also many people who go through the yeshiva system and struggle with learning disabilities, dyslexia, etc. Should these people never get to experience the mesikus and amkus hatorah? Should they just remain spectators on the sidelines of Torah Judaism their whole lives?

    It’s far preferable that iyun and lomdus be made accessible to these yidden than for them to not learn and watch tv and movies. There’s only so much Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and Parsha and Daf Yomi people can learn; they need deeper works in order to remain interested in learning.

    Lomdus on the Parsha by Rabbi Flohr is the type of sefer that should’ve been produced years ago.

    I advocate Artscroll-type seforim which take the most commonly learned yeshiva limudim (Shnayim Ochazin, Hameivi Get, Chezkas haBatim, Ohr Le’arba’a Asar, Lulav haGazul, Eilu Metzios, etc.) and present an English translation and discussion of the commonly learned rishonim and achronim on the daf, with discussions culled from the works of the roshei yeshiva. In other words, imagine a yeshiva shiur explained in English for those without the background, broken down appropriately. This need not even be a huge production; the editors can get shiur notes from yeshiva shiurim, with permission of the magid shiur, and present it in English, interspersed with the appropriate translations of sources. Perhaps even YU roshei yeshiva would be maskim to such a project. It would greatly help yeshiva bochurim, as well as fathers of boys in yeshiva who never got to go themselves.

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1965311
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    I agree that a good approach would be to market this as a sefer on each of the yeshiva masechtos, and people will put up pashkevilin, as suggested above.

    This would sell like hotcakes, especially among bts, gerim, and people with learning disabilities. There are also lots of working people who don’t have hours to learn who would like a geshmake vort to say over.

    in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1965310
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    This is a remarkable sefer. I bought both recently. I would encourage you to keep producing more and more of this.

    I would say that you need to reach out to Eichlers, Z Berman, and the like. I would also suggest getting copies to people like R’ Yair Hoffman, Ben Rothke, and using facebook to promote it. I’d also consider an ad in the Yated or Hamodia.

    Lastly, if you set up a fundraising page, it would help and I would donate.

    in reply to: Joe Biden orders attacks on Iranian-backed militias ON PURIM!!! #1953268
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Faster than I thought. We all said throughout the election that Biden would be beating the war drums, and that he’d go to war, thus continuing the neoliberal foreign policy of Obama, Clinton, Bush.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953265
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    We ought to give credit where credit is due.
    R’ Avi Weiss of 30 years ago was great. He stood up for Jewish interests and spoke against antisemitism. Something happened where he felt he had to reform Judaism to suit fads and feminist, leftist ideologies. I wish he had stayed normal instead of going off the deep end. It’s never too late for teshuva. I believe he is wholly non-Orthodox and so are his congregants and followers. The only ones who consider them Orthodox are themselves, the Reform and Conservative.

    in reply to: Competing bigots: Omar vs MTG #1945825
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    The problem is that House Democrats have not denounced other antisemites.
    There was no censure or reprimand of Hank Johnson, who called Jews living in Yesha “termites.”
    They continue to associate with Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton.
    Why did the Democrats not disavow Trayon White, the DC Councilman who claimed the Rothschilds control the weather, the World Bank and US government?
    Why did they elect a minister who accused Israel of apartheid to the Senate in GA?

    in reply to: Biden condemns racism and nativism in the same sentence #1943518
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    The Torah is fundamentally incompatible with liberal ideology and “morals.”

    in reply to: Is it good for the Jews to have a president who’s good for the Jews? #1941987
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    No. We need a president who will get us out of galus faster.

    I fear a leftist administration with too many Jews. The problem is that the goyim brush us all with one stroke. So if people like Schumer and Yellin destroy America, the goyim will take it out on frum Jews, and not confine their blame to the secularists and fake chiloni “Joos” who vote Democrat.

    in reply to: Joe Biden is not my president #1941988
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    I hope in 2022, Republicans get the House and vote to impeach. Even better if we get the Senate.

    in reply to: Biden condemns racism and nativism in the same sentence #1941986
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    We need to start evaluating which converts we let in better. AFAIC, one cannot be a ger and subscribe to liberalism. Nor can one be a ger and subscribe to nonorthodox movements, such as Open orthodoxy, conservative, reform, etc.

    in reply to: Biden condemns racism and nativism in the same sentence #1941654
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Everything I wrote is true.

    Mysteriously, there’s an ISIS bombing in Baghdad for the first time since 2018? Come on.

    We’re heading for war. Energy independence was killed in the name of environmentalism. And the transgender Executive Order allows any man into girls’ sports, thus killing that opportunity for young women, basically.

    You are not “gadolhadorah.” You are a misguided

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    in reply to: Biden condemns racism and nativism in the same sentence #1941620
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    You choose nice words and 60 cookies from Professor Jill for 25,000 troops and turn a blind eye to:
    The erasure of girl’s sports by executive order
    Pending war in Syria (2 days in and they’re already beating the war drums)
    The loss of 71,000 jobs and energy independence by Executive Order
    An Executive Order alowing the Chinese Communist Party to be involved in the US power grid
    National guardsmen left out in the cold (Trump hotel did take them in)
    And whatever goodies he’ll throw our way.

    This is the same guy that walks past the Marines and says “salute the Marines,” as he was told b his earpiece, without actually saluting the Marines.

    We’re doomed.

    in reply to: Biden condemns racism and nativism in the same sentence #1941621
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    Biden took out the bust of Winston Churchill.

    I think a bust of the Ayatollah would be more appropriate. Certainly Neville Chamberlain

    in reply to: Would you vote for Donald Trump again? #1936902
    dovrosenbaum
    Participant

    I would. Anything to prevent the onslaught of feminism, BLM, critical race theory, and the crackdown on the 1st and 2nd amendments which is now taking down the country. My only regret is that there wasn’t a well-organized revolution. 1776 was a moment for our freedom; we need another 1776 moment, with people who love this country willing to do what it takes. In a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, the son-in-law of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson used the phrase “tree of liberty”: “The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

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