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  • in reply to: Are the nazis really descendants of Amalek #1475682

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    They are amalek
    Google “purimfest 1946”
    Like with any ancient nation, there probably isn’t currently a group that are all equally descended from the original, but the ideology of a Amalek is there

    in reply to: Tempered Glass… Goes *BOOM* #1386681

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    Shower door boomed all over me and my kids while giving them a bath. Small cuts and blood everywhere. Nightmare to clean.

    in reply to: washing netilas yadayim on shabbos #1088739

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    If wetting a fabric is assur- how about drying hands on a towel?

    in reply to: Bituchin & Emunah #1072576

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    Bump worthy

    in reply to: Explain Your Username #1019503

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    ??? ??? ?????

    Alternatively, Every Opinion Matters

    Also, Eat Obnoxious Meals

    All important things to keep in mind…

    in reply to: Enough of the devisiveness!! #1008292

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    All I say is if all jews prioritized peace (love would be nice too) between each other at all times, as opposed to fueling their passions for their beliefs with hatred and anger, we’d have moshiach and Eliahu to tell us who’s shitot to follow… The Rabbis tell us that achdut trumps all in terms of service to HaShem.

    ??? ????? vs. ??? ??????

    ????? ??????

    Countless other stories and instances in which achdut is emphasized as the only key to our survival and flourishing as a people.

    Re; Definition of heresy (k’fira), I would need an scenario in which Hashem’s kavod was compromised without:

    A. It being blatant k’fira

    B. It being a completely objective matter of opinion on whether Hashem’s kavod was really breached.

    Happy Purim! We all did some serious teshuva together as a nation to be saved on this holiday. We can do it again, without the haman.

    in reply to: Enough of the devisiveness!! #1008289

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    A breach of hashems kavod is definitely heresy… Unless we are holding by different standards. Not everyone with an opinion that differs from your own is “breaching hashems kavod”

    in reply to: Enough of the devisiveness!! #1008287

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    It’s a matter of priority, people.

    It’s fine to defend your beliefs, as long as you can do so while prioritizing shalom at all costs (machloket is not worth it for anything short of blatant perpetual heresy)

    in reply to: Talmud Torah in Nach #1004937

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    My educated guess is that there is NO way torah and its study was similar in the times of the early prophets to the way we know it today.

    The Am ha’aretz of back then would probably be what people consider a rabbi today.

    The reason for mahlokot later on probably came as a result of 2 exiles, which prove to be very taxing on the jewish people and our culture.

    I would assume that the Torah that was learned back then was amazingly expansive, and the only questions were philosophic and interpretational, not halachic- how could you have the questions like washing on pizza when you lived in a generation so close to moshe and matan Torah?

    in reply to: Talmud Torah in Nach #1004933

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    Perhaps it was such a given, there was no other way- so it wasn’t mentioned as it was a assumed premise.

    As much of a fabric of Jewish life as involuntary human reflexes. There is no mention in nach of anyone breathing, blinking etc same with learning.

    Signed,

    #Notarabbi

    in reply to: Numbers and Hashem #996355

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    “Numbers don’t exist. They are ways of describing things. They are as infinite as the word infinity is.”

    Numbers are a way to give value, and values have no end to how high they can go. There is a concept of “without end” despite the fact that its conceptual and not tangible. I don’t see it as a question per se, but we shouldn’t ignore the lesson.

    in reply to: Numbers and Hashem #996345

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    Pba- You answered twice but I can’t quite understand your point- care to be more specific if possible?

    Here are my humble thoughts:

    Numbers, by nature are meant to quantify, and quantification is almost synonymous with finity (setting specific values for things, no more, no less).

    On the flipside- there’s no limit to how high numbers can go, so counting up could be infinite. There is however a limit to how low numbers go. That’s one answer (albeit a weak one) to the OP’s question of how to reconcile the numeric concept with the divine as they relate to Infinitism.

    Interestingly, there are 2 unique numbers/quantities that are unlike any others -Zero (the absence of any quantity) and One (the existence of a singular entity) which conceptualize ideas that are beyond the normal calculative and quantitative function of numbers in the general sense.

    I think there is definitely a lesson here- especially since a big part of our religion is rooted in numbers. Numerical values (9 digits) are often an aid to our written holy tongue (22 characters) which essentially make up the whole entire cosmos… The same way hashem manifests the divine vis a vis the 22- character alphabet,,/9 too- the same can be said regarding the numeric system. Deep stuff, all just made up, but could be very true.

    in reply to: Numbers and Hashem #996333

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    Phew, Thank gd there is nothing to worry ourselves about. Without such genius know-it-alls, us sophomoric minded would be completely lost.

    in reply to: Numbers and Hashem #996328

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    It’s an interesting point and question. Im in no way qualified to answer but after thinking for a minute… There isn’t quite anything I can think of in existence like numbers in the sense that they’re infinite…. Probably explains why the secrets of our religion are deeply rooted in numbers and gimmatria… The very nature of the numeric and mathematical system that hashem created are among the biggest marvels of creation. For instance there is a shem of gd that corresponds with Pi

    in reply to: Classic Yediah/Bechirah Question #995362

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    Time only exists for humans. It’s what makes us mortal.

    Gd is past present and future combined- he gives us time as a gift and a means to be able to experience life and make choices every day. How our lives and souls turn out is a result of the choices we make

    It’s not proper to use the term predetermined when discussing gd who’s is ABOVE time- predetermined suggests that there is a linear sequence of events which gd is above

    in reply to: What to do when your hero lets you down? #987450

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    Even with all of the above points in mind, the best advice I can give you is to become your own hero.

    in reply to: A word on judging Judgement #975402

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    Thanks for the answers- If you could be so kind- I would like specific locations for ramhal discussing these matters as I’m not the biggest lamdan (I am a busy business man) but i enjoy that kind of reading when I have some free time…

    Question 1- I can grasp that gd is above time, but do all things spiritual like olam haba and Angels exist on this same plane? I can wrap my mind around the fact that time is a thing created by gd as part of the physical system- my question is – Does the current present time hold an elevated platform (or spotlight if you will) in shamayim? I just feel like the present has to be somehow elevated above the past and future simply because of all the stories and midrashim that use time relative to shamayim (I.e. there are plenty of stories in tanach where the mefarshim or midrash says – at that moment, when so and so did such and such, g-d did such and such) clearly illustrating that time and sequence of events plays some role up there.::

    Question 2- so if all bad is always really for the greater good, then that’s a good standard answer. But are we going to go so far as to say that gd created a system where sins that the Torah considers abominable (erva, avoda Zara) can take place with not only his knowledge but despite his disapproval he has to “will” the evil into existence if man should choose to commit evil? Does this count as part of the same answer- there needs to be sin the the world in order for there to be mitzvot, for reward to exist, punishment must exist too, so gd is actually doing us a chessed by allowing sin to take place because it sets the stage for choosing good over evil.

    So if the above is true, my next question is does the yetzer hara have full control over evil, and gd “stays out of it”? I have a hard time believing that gd could stay out of anything since he is everything.

    in reply to: A word on judging Judgement #975399

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    HaLeivi- since you seem to have a good hashkaphic handle… Care to try and answer two questions of mine?

    1- if g-d exists above time, does olam habah also exist above time? Since it is the eternal world? If so, how does the present moment compare relative to all of history from the shamayim perspective?

    2- since g-d is all good and nothing can be without his will, how can evil and impurity exist? Meaning g-d would need to have willed the evil or impurity into existence which conflicts with his chessed.

    in reply to: What Marriage means to you in 5 words #974960

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    Eternal Partnership in this and the next life

    in reply to: Anyone know a good dentist? #972997

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    From the above suggestions, I’m between farkas and zinman- need someone good for

    A dentophobe…

    in reply to: Does networking have any core value? #971613

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    Networking is hishtadlut

    Flattery is assur- although I struggle with defining flattery, living in a society where we flatter as second nature.

    in reply to: How do YOU pronounce…. #970812

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    Right and our middle Eastern brethren pronounce these words:

    ABEE-NU MALK-EH-NOO

    EET-GADAL VE-EET-QADDASH SHEMMEH RABBA

    in reply to: How do YOU pronounce…. #970808

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    How do YOU PRONOUNCE

    :

    ????? ?????

    ????? ?????? ??-? ???

    English transliterations please 🙂

    in reply to: Is it assur to wear a necklace with a symbol on it? #965986

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    What hotza’ah issues? I thought that doesn’t apply to decorative jewelry.

    in reply to: Is it assur to wear a necklace with a symbol on it? #965985

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    Buddha I think is even worse than a cross

    It’s ????? ??? of a well known AZ, and it also is an image

    in reply to: Is it assur to wear a necklace with a symbol on it? #965982

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    I’m not a rabbi by any means

    But I think cross is mostly ????? ???

    Anything else abstract that could possibly be or resemble a symbol of A”Z should be ok as long as the item itself has never been worshipped. If the item has been worshipped one may not derive benefit.

    in reply to: Words made up by babies #965109

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    Jewishfeminist- may u have many babies even smarter 🙂

    (Ferrari, Bentley…)

    in reply to: Is it assur to wear a necklace with a symbol on it? #965979

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    Is it assur for a man to wear a necklace?

    in reply to: How long does the tzitzit begged have to be? #964766

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    Thanks for replying but- whaatttttttttt??!?!?

    in reply to: How long does the tzitzit begged have to be? #964764

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    where are all the scholars when you need them?

    in reply to: Teaching a baby to drink from a cup/straw #964694

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    use a sippy cup with a straw and handles on the side. naturally they will catch on.

    in reply to: Not ladylike #1021740

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    They don’t understand that you’re “perhaps a man”…

    in reply to: Where is the Achdus? #961828

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    I think the OP means there is a lack of stress and emphasis for something so important, it virtually comes before anything. Anyone who is an orthodox gd fearing Jew should love his fellow regardless of his differences and shortcomings. Our children are not taught this. Competitive nature ensues.

    in reply to: Night Freakouts #961187

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    read something every night. preferably something marginally interesting. keep it on your night table so it becomes routine.

    in reply to: Is it assur to use "Find my iPhone" to see where someone is? #961012

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    Utah- someone else’s phone. Thanks for reminding me about the RG takana that’s what i read, and I assume it applies to texts/emails

    Little fishy- how does being related make it allowed to spy without permission or knowledge.

    Bottom line is it just morally incorrect or is it also an aveirah

    in reply to: Why Do People Speak This Way? #1008387

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    Exactly what I mean. Only it wouldn’t be achashverosh… I think it would be Uchushvayrish

    in reply to: Why Do People Speak This Way? #1008385

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    Serious question- why do chasidim continue to hold on to the (seemingly incorrect) pronunciation of Hebrew words (I.e. choosid vs chasid)?

    It sometimes alters the meaning of some words in Torah and tefila to make no sense in the proper pronunciation…. I know changing with the times is not exactly the chassidish forte, but perhaps this is an area in which globalization can play a positive role in the evolution of Hebrew pronouncination.

    in reply to: Prove G-d in One Sentence #959638

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    I can’t believe nobody said the one word answer- Torah.

    Our entire nation SAW and HEARD the word of g-d

    The Torah, to those who study it, is clearly and unequivocally Divine.

    This answer is also the best way to shut up (albeit not satisfy) the atheist. We do not all need to be recruitment officers.

    in reply to: Jews Owning Guns #960793

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    Guns don’t kill people. People kill people

    The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun

    in reply to: Inappropriate ads all over the Internet #959349

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    Idea- hechsher for websites. Only a matter of time. Mods get ready to hire a mashgiach temidi (if u wanna be certified glatt, pas yisroel, yoshon, Shomer shabbos, cholov yisroel, trumos and orla etc) 😛

    in reply to: How Does One Develop a Keen Taste for Wines #959431

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    Just make sure you can afford it. The habbit comes with a price

    in reply to: ?? ?????? ???? ???? #1104548

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    ????? ????? ??? ?????? ??????

    in reply to: ?? ?????? ???? ???? #1104542

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    ???? ???? ???????

    in reply to: I'm having problems with my skirt length #958027

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    Your head is in the right place. Hashem will surely guide you on the right path. Cut your parents some slack, it’s almost impossible for you to understand how they feel.

    in reply to: Mayim Acharonim in our times #1035023

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    Sam- just curious- do you do mayim acharonim from a keli into a keli?

    Are you makpid to have salt with all meals?

    in reply to: Do Animals Have Personality? #957854

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    BH it has been over 10 years since I’ve eaten non kosher food. I do however get utterly repulsed at the thought of eating meat from an animal outside of the basic main kosher animals. I can be a picky eater sometimes, but I find that interesting… Any baalei tshuva here gonna start talking about how shrimp and lobster are delicious?? The insects and bottom feeders of the ocean… Google images of soft shell crab – a whole, breaded, deep fried crab that ppl just munch on in a sandwich or whatever. Disgusting.

    I also get sick when I realize I had eaten dairy too soon after meat- probably all mental…

    in reply to: Shabbos in Middle America #1021863

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    I’ve visited the Jewish communities of middle America. Plainly- They are not much different than the smaller town communities in the tri state… The difference is they may come off as more American in their demeanor despite being extremely devout/religious Orthodox Jews… The reasons could include the fact that they are 5th,6th generation or have lost count. They live surrounded by Christian Americans, far from the Jewish metropolises of the east and west coasts. Also, the moral fiber of their gentile neighbors is of a much higher standard as well, so there is seemingly no harm in adopting the American mannerisms to a certain degree.

    Hats off to these communities who are serving HKBH in these remote areas- it’s much harder for them without the landau or the 17 kosher restaurants on one block. Some of them only have a small butcher/grocery store and that’s IT. One city i go to has NOTHING. Literally nothing. They make do with shipping food from the nearest community.

    So to answer the question- I’m sure shabbos is very holy in these towns and probably freezing cold for about 75 percent of the year.

    in reply to: Mayim Acharonim in our times #1035019

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    Sorry. I know it’s a deep inyan and I try to have the proper respect for it

    But to be fair the subject matter revolves around logical reasoning- hence the weak/strong salt arguments.

    Today, our salt is clearly not as strong, but we continue this al pi hasod- that’s the answer

    in reply to: Jewish Students Off Plane #957718

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    Rebdoniel- not cool.

    in reply to: Yaffed Billboard on Prospect Expressway #957863

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    It said its a chiyuv to teach your son a profession – ??????.

    In general, is it proper for us to post such billboards? I’m not saying it is, but I’m not sure it’s 100% ok

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