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  • in reply to: Getting a BTL and Going to Law School? #1580269

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    I am going to back up frumnotyeshivish on this one. I too am a recent law grad. I went to a tier 1, albeit not t-14, law school with only a BTL. I have multiple friends and acquaintances, however, who have gone to t-14 schools, including Harvard, with only a BTL.

    in reply to: Hold my beer… #1206163

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    For further guidance on Star-k’s beer recommendations, this is a great read: http://www.star-k.org/articles/kashrus-kurrents/2183/beer-halacha-clarifying-the-kashrus-of-beer/

    in reply to: Hold my beer… #1206162

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    I have spoken to the rabbanim in the Star-k that make the beer list. They do advise people to avoid buying anything from microbreweries that make a lot of stuff with items that are definitely treiff, such as oyster stouts. Most breweries, however, do not use items that are definitely treif, rather they may use certain flavors that may or may not be kosher, such as syrups and the like. Star-k did not seem to be concerned about cross contamination with more benign flavorings such as this. For example, if a brewery makes a blueberry stout, they would advise not drinking that, but you could drink a not-flavored beer of theirs.

    in reply to: Hold my beer… #1206157

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    If you like imperial stouts Brooklyn Brewery has one called “dark chocolate stout (no chocolate in it though). New Belguim has several beers with hechserim (look on the bottom of the 6 pack), A couple of my favorites are “tripple” “accumulation”. Boulevard brewery has many beers under hechser (not all are labeled) my favorites include “sixth glass” “BBQ” (bourbon barrel quad) “tank 7” “80 acre”.

    All of the above are kosher certified, however, according to many opinions (including CRC and Star-K)not all beers need to be certified to be kosher, you should speak to your rav for guidance.

    in reply to: Hold my beer… #1206156

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    If you like imperial stouts Brooklyn Brewery has one called “dark chocolate stout (no chocolate in it though). New Belguim has several beers with hechserim (look on the bottom of the 6 pack), A couple of my favorites are “tripple” “accumulation”. Boulevard brewery has many beers under hechser (not all are labeled) my favorites include “sixth glass” “BBQ” (bourbon barrel quad) “tank 7” “80 acre”.

    All of the above are kosher certified, however, according to many opinions (including CRC and Star-K)not all beers need to be certified to be kosher, you should speak to your rav for guidance.

    in reply to: Why did the Bnei Yisroel eat milchigs at har sinai? #1155297

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    As an additional note, many people eat milchigs at the night meal. The reasons most people give for eating milchigs – not being able to prepare meat and to represent the Shavuos Karbonos – would only be appropriate for Shavuos day. At night Benai Yisrael had not yet received the Torah and do not bring Karbonos. the appropriate time to eat milchigs to satisfy those minhagim would be for the day seudah.

    in reply to: Why did the Bnei Yisroel eat milchigs at har sinai? #1155296

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    Its funny that everyone knows only one of the reasons brought down by chzal when in fact there are several other reasons cited as well. A few of them are:

    1) Magen Avraham says that the seven weeks of Sefira before Matan Torah represent the 7 Nekiyim. After that we were no longer considered Tamei. As Chazal say in other places, the body converts blood into milk. Therefore we eat milk products to represent that we are no longer Tamei.

    2) Ramah says that the minhag is to eat milk and meat in the same seudah. This requires bringing out new challos when you switch from milk to meat. The two sets of challos represent the Shtai Halechem brought on Shevuos (and the Karbon Re’iyah and Chagiga).

    3) Milk represents pashtus, which is the derech to aquire Torah.

    in reply to: BMG College Credits #1155668

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    First of all, don’t make up stuff. They will not throw you out for asking questions. Second of all, I think it is 4 years. Come to think of it, they might make it take 5 years so as to maximize the pell grant.

    in reply to: What do these stand for? #1151489

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    Sic is used when you are quoting something with a mistake in the original statement. You use it to demonstrate that the mistake was in the original and is not our mistake. It stands for sic erat scriptum, which means thus was it written.

    P.s. Stands for Post Scriptum.

    in reply to: Republican candidate #1121255

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    Ted Cruz, hands down. This is true from a politically conservative standpoint and a pro-Israel standpoint, he is the best in the field in both areas.

    in reply to: what are the job options for a bais yaakov type girl? #1055320

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    Reb Yid: True, you can have special skills without college, but they are rarely marketable skills, especially someone without a lot of work experience.

    in reply to: what are the job options for a bais yaakov type girl? #1055316

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    If college isn’t an option, then the only viable career option is to be an entrepreneur. You have to make your own money in your own business, because no one else is going to pay good money to someone without special skills.

    You should check out “the JWE”, an organization for frum women, giving them the resources to become successful entrepreneurs.

    in reply to: Am I Allowed to Knock Out My Neighbor's Teeth? #1054679

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    If I remember correctly, the gemara specifically says to knock out your neighbors teeth if he stole something from you and has it in possession. The gemara says this is a better approach than just taking back the item it back yourself, lest someone think that you are a thief. By making a scene as oppose to sneaking, everyone will know that you are taking your own item. Obviously, if you have a legal remedy then the gemara would prefer exersizing that option first.

    in reply to: 3 most important qualities to look for in a shidduch #1051807

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    My top 3 requirements are:

    2 eyes and 1 nose.

    in reply to: Getting Plastic Surgery in Order to Look Better When Taking Selfies #1051829

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    Vogue: was the magazine Vogue?

    in reply to: Need help surviving R'H davening #1033206

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    I second lebidik yankel. Find a sefer that is on your level that you think you will be able to learn from for a long period of time and just keep it by your side. All the best, and have a great davening.

    in reply to: Rejection from yeshivos/school for no tuition #1031549

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    I know that this solution wouldn’t help everyone, but maybe the solution for some people is to move from new york. Other places have cheaper tuition (or vouchers) cheaper housing and better jobs.

    in reply to: Rejection from yeshivos/school for no tuition #1031540

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    At the risk of hijacking the thread:

    The answer is school vouchers. This should be the one single issue that the jewish community of all stripes and colors join together. This should be the only issue in elections, both state and local. This single issue would solve virtually all of the frum communities financial problems.

    I found another interesting idea that advocated for a restructuring of tuition to be based on family income. It is a great article; just google The Moral Costs of Jewish Day School.

    in reply to: Jokes That Are Not funny #1029454

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    I know a joke that that isn’t funny. Here is goes…

    Obama

    in reply to: Is Midrash Rabbah translated by Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman kosher? #1195169

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    I can’t imagine why not, paper is from trees. Then again, the ink might have some coloring from bugs. But they would be Nosain tam lif’gam. Based on this I think that it is mutar to eat bedi’eved.

    in reply to: CovenantEyes vs. K9 Web Protection #1091064

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    Malbim: Read what people say before responding to them.

    in reply to: How would you respond to Savage on Metzitzah #1028052

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    I wouldn’t dignify savage with a response.

    in reply to: Jew becoming a lawyer or judge -halachic problems ✡️⚖️ #1028107

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    My understanding is that arkaos is only with regard to civil matters between two jews. Representing a jew against a non-jew is not even a question. If you get into a situation where you have to represent a jew against another jew, you should ask your LOR.

    in reply to: CovenantEyes vs. K9 Web Protection #1091061

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    Lior:

    CE is the same as WC. WC is offered at a discounted price, so it is much cheaper, while providing the exact same service.

    As far as which as the K-9 vs. Web Chaver debate, they are different. I use WC and K-9. K-9 has the advantage of preventing seeing things that I shouldn’t by accident, for example pop-ups and other ads. Web Chaver keeps me from intentionally going to websites that I shouldn’t.

    in reply to: Kosher Non-Jewish Books #1022081

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    Someone in the yated reader’s write a few months ago said that she had a list of “kosher” titles for all age ranges. Does anyone remember that. I wish I could get that list.

    in reply to: What is a reasonable amount for dh to spend on gambling addiction #1020882

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    Veltz:

    The general rule for determining whether legal fees are deductible or not is as follows. If the money you are trying to obtain or protect with your legal action is tax deductible then the legal fees are deductible as well otherwise they are not deductible.

    For example. Alimony is tax deductible, but child support is not. Therefore, legal fees to secure alimony are deductible but the fees to secure child support are not.

    An exception to this rule is tax advise itself. Tax advise is always tax deductible (I’m pretty sure this is a bone that the IRS threw to the tax attorneys).

    in reply to: Jews Are Crazy #1015775

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    oot: two thumbs up!

    in reply to: inspiration for your coffee room name #1010642

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    The best book ever!

    in reply to: if you found out youre a goy… #1010380

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    eat chailev

    in reply to: Corn flakes #1000718

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    Goq: How Many wives do you thing PBA has?

    in reply to: #1005857

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    Teshuva

    in reply to: Life is like a #1003648

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    … an antechamber.

    in reply to: Veibeshe minhagim #1031941

    Ender
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    covering legs is a veibeshe minhag.

    in reply to: Yated article about barely making it financially #991849

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    zahavasdad: “If vouchers ever been the norm in the US, expect the same.They will not pay for religious education,but might pay for secular studies.”

    This is simply not true. like I said before states are starting to approve voucher systems, in which the parents are given a tax credit to use to pay for school, as opposed to having the state give the money to the school directly. This avoids any 1st amendment problems, and the state will not dictate the curriculum.

    in reply to: Info asked for on seminary applications #991021

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    You need to include it. This is all part of the entrance test. They ask you to give private unnecessary information to see if you are a lemming and will blindly follow whatever the seminary says. If you don’t put in the information they won’t accept you.

    in reply to: Surprisingly, the more I hear about Obamacare, the more I like it. #993880

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    Popa: 3 points in response

    1) They already had systems in place to provide “low quality” health care for those who can’t afford their own. Its called medicaid. For those who argue that Medicaid didn’t cover all those who needed it, it would still be far more efficient and cheaper to expand medicaid than to totally overhaul the entire system.

    2) Even if the purpose (to provide low quality care for those who need) is proper, It was done in a way that makes health care affordable for those who could previously afford it. This is unlike most other welfare programs.

    3) Your post only addresses the theory of providing healthcare for those who need it. It does not deal with the reality of actually providing it. If they can’t manage to even sign people up, how well do you think they are going to the harder more complicated parts, such as regulating and controlling the entire health care market.

    in reply to: A Post for Those No More Posting.. #1118703

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    I’ll step up as a quasi-non-poster. It’s seasonal for me. But in truth, I have not found many topics interesting lately. It is almost like everyone is just making up threads as an excuse to post, without any real purpose to the thread.

    in reply to: Yated article about barely making it financially #991827

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    Veltz:

    1) Your argument is strongest for communities like Lakewood and Monsey. This would not be the case in almost any other city.

    2) Property taxes are not the only source of school funding, local municipalities pay a potion of school costs, while the rest is paid by the state and fed.

    3) Even Lakewood has nothing close to 7 k-12 children average per home.

    4) If everyone paid tuition (either privately or through vouchers) tuition would not need to be 10k per child. Th main reason tuition is so high is because most people don’t pay.

    In sum, although vouchers may cause an increase in property taxes, the increase would be very small in proportion to the amount of tuition saved.

    in reply to: Yated article about barely making it financially #991822

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    Veltz:

    Thank you Poppa for answering for me. We all pay property tax already. It might go up slightly with the passage of vouchers but not enough to mitigate the benefit of paying tuition.

    Z’sDad:

    That is not necessarily true. In Indiana, I’m pretty sure that religious schools did not have to change curriculum. They still must maintain a minimum core secular curriculum and standardized test passage rates, but they needed to do that before vouchers were introduced.

    Quoting from a CNN story “But in its unanimous 5-0 ruling, the [Indiana] Supreme Court said that [the constitutionality of vouchers going to religious schools] was not an issue. It said it did not matter that funds had been directed to religious schools as long as the state was not directly funding the education. The tuition, the court said, was being funded by the parents who chose to pay it with their vouchers.”

    in reply to: Yated article about barely making it financially #991815

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    School vouchers is the answer. Indiana has school vouchers. Other states in the mid-west are developing voucher programs. We need to rise up together (along with the religious non-Jews)and lobby for vouchers in the east-coast. Without paying tuition a family income of 120k pre-tax is more than enough to live on, assuming some financial responsibility.

    Also if frum people would not be scared to live in smaller communities many expenses (e.g. housing costs and taxes)can be drastically reduced.

    in reply to: I hate you all, you big fat jerks #1019674

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    I’m here to stand up on behalf of all of us “big fat jerks.”

    Poppa, What ever happened to personal responsibility. It is not for others to teach you how to live your life. It is your job to educate yourself.

    On a side note, do you live under a rock?

    in reply to: Info on BMG #984903

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    Vogue:

    Based on what you say you are looking for, Lakewood is probably not what/where you are looking for. Although it is possible that you would find the guy you are looking for over there, he definitely would not be the norm. May I suggest that you focus your search elsewhere, perhaps Ner Israel?

    in reply to: Halachos of a bar #1125673

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    I am pretty sure there is a difference in Halacha between wine and other alchoholic drinks.

    in reply to: Jews in top law schools #977692

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    Jwash: to tie your recent questions together there are currently Ner Yisroel grads in Chicago, Penn, Columbia, and Georgetown, not to mention all the ones in the lower tier 1 schools like GW, Maryland, Cordoza, Fordham, etc.

    in reply to: What is the Ner Yisroel college program #1159499

    Ender
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    It depends which degree you want to get. Do you have something specific in mind?

    in reply to: Father-in-law at Aufruf #1150076

    Ender
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    I think the FIL should not go, but for a different reason. Let the Chosson have one last shot at singlehood with all his friends there. Why should he have to deal with the extra stress of having his in-laws there. He then has to worry what his friends will say or do. Depending on the type of family he is marrying into he will also have more stress over preparing a vort, etc.

    in reply to: Daf Yomi Rants, Questions, Trolling. #974873

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    PBA: Not if nobody ever knew, rather if nobody currently knows.

    in reply to: Giants vs Broncos at Metlife #974990

    Ender
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    I’m still in, but a couple of Daf behind. It is hard to keep up with school work family and learning.

    in reply to: Changing to a different nusach #985387

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    You need to ask a sheila before switching. I believe R’ Moshe paskens that because there is a stronger Mesorah for Nusach Ashkenaz it is muttar to switch from sefard to ashkenaz, but not the other way around.

    in reply to: Is There a Doctor in the House? #974914

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    ecplise: I can’t imagine what you are going through, but it sounds really tough. Stay strong, and may the force be with you.

    It is very easy for someone else to tell you your problems should be a kaporah. It is much harder to really feel that way yourself, but it seems that you are getting there.

    On a side note, that is exactly what we daven on Yom Kippur at the end of Viduy. We ask that Hashem should forgive us for everything, but not through pain and hardship. Once again, wishing you all the best.

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