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  • in reply to: Hallel with Bracha on YH? #1724402

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    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 :).

    in reply to: Kaliv vs other chassidus #1723079

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    rebbes are assumed to have dynastic yichus which gives them special abilities. realistically, they depend on others who train them

    in reply to: WHISTLEBLOWER: Non-Kosher Pesach Program?! #1717787

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    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-maiseh


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    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.

    in reply to: The Lubavicher Rebbe “Shlit”a” #1705152

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    anyone familiar with the early history of jesus can compare his distance from judaism from that of middle of the road chabadniks.

    in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1701202

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    Haimy, kol sheposail be’mumoh posail. need i say more

    in reply to: Is it healthy for yehiva bochurim to learn from a artscroll? #1672741

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    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 +.

    in reply to: Women Davening #1667530

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    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 ,,,,,,,, πŸ™‚

    shlishi for anyone, man or woman, who can identify the rabbanit and a shot of 25-year-old Macallan (after the derasha) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Women Davening #1667418

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    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. πŸ™‚

    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. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Freezer-Burnt: Most boys unprepared for dating or married life. #1665483

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    if any granddaughter of mine went out with a recently released freezer inmate, i would amend my will.

    in reply to: girls learning gemara #1661863

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    obviously controversial like many things in halakha; there are many gedolai olam to rely on who say it is muttar be’zemanainu.

    in reply to: Shidduch Crisis: Women who earn too much #1661703

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    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.

    in reply to: should jews become pilots becaese off all the dangers involved #1626673

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    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

    in reply to: who is "The Gadol Haddar" of America #1625793

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    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.

    in reply to: Is there a word in davening that you always mispronounced? #1621999

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    often people say/sing beterem kol, yitzeer nivrah as opposed to beterem, kol yitzeer nivrah. pure kefirah sung with gustoh

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1603815

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    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

    in reply to: New Techeiles Movie #1599454

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    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.

    in reply to: Shelo Asani Isha #1599392

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    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

    in reply to: New Techeiles Movie #1599390

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    i will look for it; the exhibit in the bible museum is fabulous and imho seals the deal as do talks by various proponents.

    in reply to: How much to tip the barber for a haircut? #1585974

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    15% to 25% to an employee, depending on the time spent. in theory, nothing to the owner.

    in reply to: Suicide #1571915

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    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.

    in reply to: Is Yiddish Holy? #1558120

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    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.

    in reply to: Brisk #1554271

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    brisk was a reaction to modernity as is academic talmud. all methods have intrinsic and ancillary benefits,

    in reply to: Who is the new leader of Klal Yisrael? #1427270

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    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.

    in reply to: chazon ish esrogim #1377456

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    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.

    in reply to: Time to reinvent clock #1349695

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    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.

    in reply to: How To Learn Trope #1349688

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    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.

    in reply to: Time to reinvent clock #1348558

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    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.

    in reply to: Frum Doctors #1319872

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    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.

    in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1304606

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    yehudayona, there is no heating element that gets to a relevant temperature, hence de’rabbonon at best

    in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1303669

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    yehudayona, psik raisha delo ichpat lai by a melacha derabbonon is also muttar lechatchila le’rov [oskim.

    in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1303487

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    huju, heat entering a refrigerator is a textbook case psik reisha delo nicha lai – the basis for heterim from many great poskim.

    in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1302835

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    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.

    in reply to: Friday of Chukas Attack #1159445

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    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.

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