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October 25, 2011 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm in reply to: Drinking on Simchas Torah #820431
Is the Simchas Torah drinking taking place before/during dancing? Because Kiddush is only made AFTER dancing. So how does the drinking help with the dancing?October 25, 2011 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm in reply to: "Harei At" #820353
That’s like saying there was at least one kashrus shaila in the IM that was determined kosher and there was at least one kashrus shaila in the IM that was determined non-kosher.October 25, 2011 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm in reply to: Place for lunch #820579
Tzvi: Is that offer good for every day?October 25, 2011 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm in reply to: scary "off the derech" – need help #821623
Areivim Zeh L’Zeh is very much a reason to make an all-out effort to try to stop it.October 25, 2011 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm in reply to: Tutoring – $$ #820369
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Per 45 minutes: $21.34October 25, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm in reply to: "Harei At" #820342
2qwerty: So they are married even if there are no eidim?October 25, 2011 2:56 am at 2:56 am in reply to: "Harei At" #820337
A child under Bar/Bas Mitzvah cannot halachicly get married?October 25, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am in reply to: The B110 Bus #821716
Sam2: That would make zero legal difference than the reverse.
Wolf: I don’t agree that the location is inferior. And I don’t believe the law does either.
And there are other private buses that operate segregated lines as well without any legal problems.October 25, 2011 2:30 am at 2:30 am in reply to: The B110 Bus #821711
Wolf: The seats are equal. There is no quality difference between them. Why is it legally any different than a gender segregated restroom?October 25, 2011 2:14 am at 2:14 am in reply to: The B110 Bus #821708
There is no more discrimination than separate restrooms. I haven’t heard any demands for unisex restrooms. Both genders have a right to board the bus and sit on the bus.October 25, 2011 2:03 am at 2:03 am in reply to: A Shul that's a blend of all the new successful Shuls, for BP #823087
Opening PosterOctober 25, 2011 2:00 am at 2:00 am in reply to: The B110 Bus #821702
OneOfMany: This bus is operated by a private carrier.October 25, 2011 1:44 am at 1:44 am in reply to: The B110 Bus #821699
OneOfMany and Wolf: Again, the law allows private bus operators to segregate their buses. So to compare it to religious child sacrifice is absurd. The only issue here is the franchise agreement. And considering the law allows segregation by private entities, a franchise by a government entity cannot abrogate a parties religious freedom that is protected by law — and segregation is so protected by law. (See, for example, Monsey Bus.) Additionally, the bus company is not getting paid by the government to run this bus. The franchise is simply an allowance to operate the bus route on the public roads.October 25, 2011 1:43 am at 1:43 am in reply to: clinical experiences #820992
What’s the big deal if she thought you married young?October 25, 2011 12:30 am at 12:30 am in reply to: The B110 Bus #821696
OneOfMany: A franchise issued by government agency/public entity cannot provision terms that violate the First Amendment (or any part of the Constitution for that matter — which takes precedence over Federal, State and local laws and regulations), whereas a private entity can in many instances.
And legally you need not demonstrate that something is an “established tenet of Judaism”. You need only demonstrate you in good faith believe your religion asks that of you. And a private bus company is legally entitled to have separate seating.October 24, 2011 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm in reply to: Eating on the Street #820507
How about eating on your front lawn or bungalow outdoor porch?October 24, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm in reply to: There's this girl #819960
Other than her looks, what attracted you to her? Referring to things that a shidduch should be based on: Baalas Chesed, Yirei Shamayim, Bas Talmid Chochom, etc.
Or was it just the looks?October 24, 2011 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm in reply to: Temple Beth El in BP ought to become an Aish Kodesh type shul! #822286
Sad state of affairs, but one that the membership of the 1960s 70s set the stage for, all by themselves
bpt: What do you mean by that?October 24, 2011 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm in reply to: All you students that went to Yeshiva/Seminary in Eretz Yisroel #819964
BH: You need to differentiate between guys and gals, as it is completely different between the two.October 24, 2011 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm in reply to: The B110 Bus #821689
Wolf: I believe you to be mistaken. Your comparison to Dunkin Donuts is invalid, as DD is a private entity while the City or State or MTA are public entities. A private entity does not (necessarily) have to respect your First Amendment Constitutional Rights. Yet a public entity cannot deny — even contractually — your First Amendment constitutional rights.October 24, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm in reply to: A Shul that's a blend of all the new successful Shuls, for BP #823083
OP: When are you starting the wonderful shul?
Looking forward.October 24, 2011 3:29 am at 3:29 am in reply to: pouring lead for ayin hora, #820308
The goyim stole anything half descent they have, from us. Of course they twisted almost all of it to make it almost unrecognizable.October 24, 2011 2:18 am at 2:18 am in reply to: Temple Beth El in BP ought to become an Aish Kodesh type shul! #822261
Mods: “AbeEsq” left an inappropriate comment above.October 24, 2011 2:11 am at 2:11 am in reply to: Inventing Your Own [False] Gematrias #820954
Itche: What is the address to that online calculator?October 24, 2011 1:33 am at 1:33 am in reply to: ATTN: Midwesterner #819483
That’s the way it should be. The men only know the men, and the women only know the women.
Are the chasidim properly called Lubavitcher chasidim or Chabad chasidim? Why two names?
All the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s had a successor when they passed away, except the last one. Why was he the first rebbe that did not have a successor?October 23, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm in reply to: #819446
However,it’s gotten to the point where my machutten won’t eat anything cooked in my wife’s pots because we ea gebrocht
That’s totally legitimate. If ones minhag is to not eat gebrochts, he is correct in not eating gebrochts by hus machutten either. He cannot throw out minhagim.October 23, 2011 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm in reply to: #819437
I never met or even heard of anyone that held of of gebrochts and thought that gebrochts was halacha rather than a chumra. That is simply not true.October 23, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm in reply to: i really need your opinion… #1033023
popa: Okay, so some people will get mad. Let’s hear it.October 23, 2011 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm in reply to: i really need your opinion… #1033019
popa: Can you please cite some examples?October 23, 2011 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm in reply to: Making Fun of Rabbis in Purim Plays/Comedies/Videos #819590
But Bizui Talmid Chochom does not apply to everyone. So it is clearly far worse to do it to a Rov/Talmid Chochom.October 23, 2011 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm in reply to: Jonathan Pollard #912885
Pollard plans to break out of prison and escape to Israel. I heard this from Pollard himself.October 23, 2011 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: WOW!! Is it really always so quiet here.. #819565
Clinton’s Shalom Chaver was a farewell at a funeral.October 23, 2011 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm in reply to: i really need your opinion… #1033013
popa: The kosher consumer has a hard time knowing who is “in” and who is “out” of the club. (Other than, perhaps, the prominent cases you mentioned.)
When calling the cRc what do you ask them in order to find out who is “in”?October 23, 2011 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm in reply to: R' Jonathan Sacks #832652
Which posek provides this “heter” to enter the sanctuary of a christian church for the service with cross donning priests invoking cheese ‘n crackers and reciting the christian religious lithurgy?
All the aforementioned (and more) poskim strictly forbid it. None provide any such alleged “heter”.October 23, 2011 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm in reply to: R' Jonathan Sacks #832650
Still no posek that disagrees with the Rambam, Ritba, Rosh, Rashba, Rav Moshe, Tzitz Eliezer, Rav Ovadia Yosef, and every other posek who comments on going into the sanctuary for a christian church service?
Didn’t think so.October 23, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm in reply to: R' Jonathan Sacks #832648
You can’t go into a church because of avoda zora. The gemora says you shouldn’t even go into a *city* where avoda zora is practiced, but we can’t follow that since it is virtually impossible. But as far as a church, ALL the poskim say forbidden. (Mishna, Gemorah, Rambam, Ritba, Rosh, Rashba, Rav Moshe, Tzitz Eliezer, Rav Ovadia Yosef, et al).
I’m still waiting for one who says otherwise.
Anyone? There isn’t any.October 23, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm in reply to: Making Fun of Rabbis in Purim Plays/Comedies/Videos #819583
Bizui Talmid Chochom only applies to a Talmid Chochom.October 23, 2011 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm in reply to: R' Jonathan Sacks #832645
Why would attending an Avoda Zora service be any different than bowing down to an Avoda Zora “Mishum Eivah”? The poskim all say forbidden to enter a church. You will not find even one, otherwise, to allow attendance of a Christian church service.October 23, 2011 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm in reply to: Temple Beth El in BP ought to become an Aish Kodesh type shul! #822227
What is Aish Kodesh of Woodmere like?October 23, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm in reply to: Traditional Conservative Judaism #819459
less: Rav Moshe wrote so in the Igros Moshe.October 23, 2011 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm in reply to: R' Jonathan Sacks #832643
old man: For goyim the Meiri writes that. (And even in that case many seforim write that that was written in the Meiri for the Christian censors.)
But that is irrelevant for this case, as for Yidden everyone including the Meiri agrees Christianity is Avoda Zora.
And in any event, all the poskim agree it is strictly forbidden to attend a Christian church service. (It is even forbidden to go into a church sanctuary when there is no service being held.)October 23, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm in reply to: Temple Beth El in BP ought to become an Aish Kodesh type shul! #822224
How many non-frum Jews live in BP, anyways?October 23, 2011 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm in reply to: Shuls' Sukkos in the Street #819345
They could get police barricades to make a enclosed path on the side of the street, like some shuls did.October 23, 2011 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm in reply to: Traditional Conservative Judaism #819454
Conservative and Reform are the same kefira. It’s prohibited to go into one of their houses of prayers, which is no better than a church.October 23, 2011 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm in reply to: Gog vs. uMagog = Modern orthodoxy vs. Charaidism #819410
The Chazon Ish’s point isn’t that hard to understand. The Chazon Ish saw that the Mizrachim had no respect for the Chofetz Chaim and other Gedolim. The pictures were just secondary and used to illustrate that fact, by the Chazon Ish.October 23, 2011 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm in reply to: R' Jonathan Sacks #832640
yitay: It was an Anglican Church — The Church of England. And it was an actual Avoda Zora service. Galachim with tzeilim’s invoking yushke’s name and saying the Christian lithurgy. With the “Chief Rabbi” sitting in the pew. Please find me ONE posek from the time of the Tannaim through Rav Moshe. There isn’t any.
tab: What does “bumped into a male cousin” mean?October 23, 2011 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm in reply to: Jewish Perspective #819329
Shelo Asani Goy is a Torah sanctioned prejudice.