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criticism does not equal hate. Chabad is factually different as are neturai karta, satmar, masorati, hareidi and modern orthodox Jews. different people have different judgments as to how far each has moved from traditional Judaism.July 9, 2019 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm in reply to: The sixth day in Chodesh Tammuz A day of tragedy in water year after year ! #1756196
the most immediate lesson is to obey the posted signs.
the Charedim will form a government with whoever gives more stipends and IDF exemptions; Arabs, Meretz and even ha’Devil be’atzmo, Mr. Lapid. 🙂
in my world, the fact that the Rav ztl, RAL ztl, Rav Schechter, Rav Rosenzweig all used/use an electric shaver makes the issue closed. Those who wish the follow other poskim, in opposition to RMF ztl, certainly have the right to do so. however, to invalidate other gedolai yisroel is not acceptable.
unless moshiach is hiding out in the philli[pines and planning to build the beit ha’mikdash there, i do not think so.
if the kallah is not a niddah, the only potential issues are not halakhic.
look at levels of kedusha from the land of Israel, up until the Kodesh haKadoshim.June 6, 2019 8:59 am at 8:59 am in reply to: Does a convert adopted by frum parents have a bashert? #1739368
do people answering this question have a brain is a better question!
only a kippah serugah, which has micro-holes to allow wisdom to enter has both utility and kedusha 🙂June 3, 2019 8:43 am at 8:43 am in reply to: Who is Rav Shlomo Kanievsky? Is he being groomed to be the next Godol HaDor? #1737053
i cannot imagine a sadder statement than groomed to be the gadol hador. we train dogs for competition; there is no training program to produce gedolai hador. askanim, with political agendas, may think otherwise. klal yisroel chooses its poskim/gedolim.
there are many opinions. ROY ztl is likely unaware of the number of Jews killed in the Maccabean wars. I do not make a Beracha on the recitation of Hallel like my rabbeim, but would never be caught dead in a shul that says tahanun. at the very least one should be nohaig like Ben-Gurion – no Hallel and no tahanun and no davening :).
rebbes are assumed to have dynastic yichus which gives them special abilities. realistically, they depend on others who train them
whoever yubochur613 is, he should call the rav hamchshir / hashgacha not his rav. he should then call state authorities.
adding the part about the beds is not credible all hotels have rollaway beds that are needed for guests.
i smell a bubbe-maisehApril 10, 2019 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1713152
when one who had no secular studies cannot find employment in the society we now live in, then…..
rabbi Schwab choice of the two he asked, guaranteed the answer he received. when he declared that view in his hometown of Frankfurt, it was not well received by Rabbi Breuer who instructed a later famous individual to write a pointed response.
anyone familiar with the early history of jesus can compare his distance from judaism from that of middle of the road chabadniks.March 25, 2019 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1701202
Haimy, kol sheposail be’mumoh posail. need i say moreFebruary 3, 2019 8:52 am at 8:52 am in reply to: Is it healthy for yehiva bochurim to learn from a artscroll? #1672741
joseph, no one in the yeshivashe velt has produced anything close to a Jastrow. we need an updated Jastrow given all the academic findings over the cast century +.
it is avant-garde even for egalitarian minyanim. but the drasha by the rabbanit was superb; better than the vast majority of her male counterparts. you cannot expect less from the daughter of ,,,,,,,, 🙂
shlishi for anyone, man or woman, who can identify the rabbanit and a shot of 25-year-old Macallan (after the derasha) 🙂 🙂
for familial reasons i once davened at shirah chadashah. the first thing i noticed was a top to bottom mechitzah. the second was that prior to youth groups, the young urchins were mostly in the men’s section so their mothers can have proper kavanah. 🙂
then again while only men had kohen and levi, the mother of the bar mitzvah had shilishi, unseen from the other side of the mechitzah, she stood next to table protruding on both sides of the mechitzah. 🙂January 21, 2019 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm in reply to: Freezer-Burnt: Most boys unprepared for dating or married life. #1665483
if any granddaughter of mine went out with a recently released freezer inmate, i would amend my will.
obviously controversial like many things in halakha; there are many gedolai olam to rely on who say it is muttar be’zemanainu.
if the husband is pursuing a less lucrative career like an academic, rabbinical or public service lifestyle, it is rarely a problem. if both are working in commercial settings, a vastly outperforming wife can create issues.November 20, 2018 9:46 am at 9:46 am in reply to: should jews become pilots becaese off all the dangers involved #1626673
if you say hagomel after flying on a leisure trip you should not fly
in a brilliant teshuvah in which he permitted secular studies in israel over 120 years ago, rav dovid karliner, who forbade secular studies in russia, argued that if we want a state we must have frum jews as doctors, lawyers, accountants, scientists, etc. forsome reason thisteshuvah, that reads like it was written yesterday, is rarely quoted by chareidim
the chareidi world has created many batting crowns, sar hatorah, posek hador, gadol hador, rashbehag, etc. etc. typically those so designated are past the age that chazal would allow them to sit on a sanhedrin.
think about it and stop asking meaningless questions. each community needs to choose who to turn to with sheailot. invariably it is your LOR, who should turn to greater individuals as he sees fit.November 13, 2018 10:29 am at 10:29 am in reply to: Is there a word in davening that you always mispronounced? #1621999
often people say/sing beterem kol, yitzeer nivrah as opposed to beterem, kol yitzeer nivrah. pure kefirah sung with gustoh
lubavitch wants to attract the irreligious Jew; wearing a fur hat in the US or Israel would make them look weird. but they needed a mode of identification – hence the rebbe ztl’s hat style. thank God it was not brown like he wore to his wedding; would not match a black suit.
these are religious, not halakhically mandated modes of behavior
if you want to actually make precise comments, listen to a tape by rabbi yisroel reisman on ten reasons NOT to wear techelet and a response by rabbi aryeh lebowitz to the 10 reasons on YU Torah. you will learn a bit about the issue.
I think many of the women married to the various misogynists should make the beracha made in the 15th century, quoted in the sefer leket yosher, shelo asani behaimah. maybe some men could say it so women will not feel discriminated against. however, for some men and women, it may not be completely true
i will look for it; the exhibit in the bible museum is fabulous and imho seals the deal as do talks by various proponents.
15% to 25% to an employee, depending on the time spent. in theory, nothing to the owner.
the laws of suicide tend to exempt people whose capacity to reason is diminished by a variety of factors including severe depression, painful illness, prior sexual abuse, etc. every situation is different and there is significant pressure on poskim to “exempt” the suicide with the SA’s strictures.
this topic is not appropriate for the make-believe poskim who infest the blogosphere.
md13, IDF uniforms have kedusha according to some recent poskim.
except for expert yiddish speakers, english contains more capability to express more precise ideas like brisker torah or real theology.
brisk was a reaction to modernity as is academic talmud. all methods have intrinsic and ancillary benefits,
jews have gedolim and gedolai hador. the desire for A gadol hador is foreign to our history. even Rambam or Rabbeinu Tam had others in their generation who contested their position.
the exceptions were few and far between. to expect one gadol hador to follow another is like trying to name the greatest physicist after Einstein died. i think our last acknowledged gadol hador may have been the gaon of Vilna.
for two reasons i prefer esrogim from Israel over those from other countries. first, it is supporting the israeli economy. second, the chance of adulteration is probably lower.
ChadGadya, only RSZA ztl talks of midnight but lechol hadeyot, midday and midnight are ALWAYS 12 standard hours apart.
to all: we announce the “average lunation/ molad” the actual molad varies by as much as 9 hours, i believe, given the elliptical orbit of the earth around the sun. chazal’s estimate of the average lunation was correct to 5 decimal places. the accumulated error over 1500 years is about three hours in the right direction, making the bias in RC later. in about 5000 years a sanhedrin will have to correct deleting one 13th month and one 30th day. nothing to lose sleep over. both the 19 year cycle and the average lunation are approximations, the lunation a remarkably good one, the 19 year cycle a bit less so.
if you read hebrew, there is an excellent intro to trop in daat mikre on berashit by rav breuer ztl- about 20 pages. there is also a massive book in english probably around 600 pages and over 60 dollars that is a kol bo, based on rav breuer method.
to all the learned posters. shittot where chatzot does not occur at the exact astronomical point of midday have a complex halakhic history. there are at least three reasons that underlie this phenomenon. individuals like rav nosson Adler ztl, the CS ztl’s rebbe, RYCS ztl, RSZA ztl, RMF ztl maintained such a position. it was also minhag yerushalayim in the 19th century. to understand it requires a long shiur in zemanim. most poskim reject the shittah despite the many who in one way or another upheld it. even the minchat yitzchok forcefully rejects it despite its prevalence in the early yishuv.
doctors and other healthcare professionals turn to their LORs for halakhic advice; not to a blog, BH. individuals can rely on RSZA ztl’s view of electricity and use the phone in any situation of safek pikuach nefesh or even pikuach eiver. returning medical professionals also have poskim to guide them. frumkeit in this area can be costly and an issur de’oraysah. as Rav Chaim Brisker once noted in defense of one of his idiosyncratic psakim, i am machmir in pikuach nefesh.
yehudayona, there is no heating element that gets to a relevant temperature, hence de’rabbonon at best
yehudayona, psik raisha delo ichpat lai by a melacha derabbonon is also muttar lechatchila le’rov [oskim.
huju, heat entering a refrigerator is a textbook case psik reisha delo nicha lai – the basis for heterim from many great poskim.
ZTA, magnets work in many situations. we place a magnet in two different places that keep two separate lights off; it would cost over $100 for them to be permanently removed. we removed two other lights. the fridge came with our vacation home and some googling around and calls to the manufacturer helped solve the problem.
A bit of Torah knowledge would help, especially for Mashiach Agent. YK can never occur on friday because of lo adu rosh. that obviously makes Tzom gedalia never able to fall on friday. because the calendar from pesach to tishrei is fixed, tisha bav and shiva aser be’tammuz never fall on friday. because 2 of the months between tishrei and adar, can have 29 or 30 days, asarah betevet can occur on friday and we fast. when to end the fast once shabbat starts is a machloket at least currently. a personal taanit or a community taanit like erev parshat chukat can happen on friday.
we do not realize that in the communities of ashkenaz (then largely germany and northern france) ALMOST ALL copies of the talmud and other manuscripts were destroyed and there was no printing until 300 years later.