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November 18, 2020 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm in reply to: Massive Pennsylvania Supreme Court Defeat for Trump’s Incompetent Legal Team #1921105
Whether or not you like Trump or not is irrelevant. The questions need answering.
Is there fraud in this election?
Did Dominion software change the real result?
Why were votes withheld?
Were some votes trashed?
how did so many Biden votes turn up in the middle of the night?
were the people stopped from observing?
Were votes included that arrived too late and were mainly for Biden?
If you dont get these questions answered, the election means nothing.January 22, 2020 10:22 am at 10:22 am in reply to: Why do many people in Lakewood drive way to fast? #1825086
I only wish you could drive fast in Lakewwod. Average speed on Madison/River (Rt 9) is about 6 mph!!January 14, 2020 9:23 am at 9:23 am in reply to: Why hasn’t the frumvelt embraced democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang #1822587
“Way too large a percentage of “kollel yungerleit” are doing little beyond warming a chair.”
Do you have any evidence for this?
When I go to Kollelim etc I see much hasmodoh and hear much kol torahJune 12, 2019 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm in reply to: Does Joseph Live in Eretz Yisroel? #1741642
To have a thread like this shows that we have nothing better to do with our time. And I was just as guilty to read it! … And post. Could have learnt a whole Mishna.May 5, 2019 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm in reply to: Building a Mansion #1723190
A friend of mine once asked Rav Wolbe ztl years ago if he should move to a larger apartment (in EY) .
The answer he got was if you cant do Hachnosas Orchim at present, you should move!
PS CTL I am 10 years younger than my brother and we shared a room. It wasnt good for either of us. I agree with you . There are plenty of other opportunities in a home for family bonding and respect lessons.April 29, 2019 10:59 am at 10:59 am in reply to: Are you a Ka'eylah Jew? #1720184
Sorry to disappoint. It is definitely only for Pesach.
Every day!April 23, 2019 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm in reply to: In Chad Gadya – HKBH was “wrong” #1718695
I wasnt suggesting we read the Chad Gadya backwards. I am talking about the understanding of it. We need to have at the back of our mind the premise that G-d is always right and if that leads us to a question then we have Emuna that it is right even if we dont understand.
And it is not always about sechar veoinesh. Thats the point. What did the children do wrong in Mitzrayim or in Europe for that matter. But it is not a question because G-d Is right. Emuna and emuna and a bit more Emuna!
By the way the above answer I gave was not my own but I didnt quote because I cant remember the source. Trying to find it.April 23, 2019 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm in reply to: In Chad Gadya – HKBH was “wrong” #1718676
The answer is simple. You have started from the wrong place.
We start with the line that G-d is right.
So malach hamoves is wrong so the shoichet is right etc etc till we come to the cat being right.
So far so good!
So then we come to the kid being wrong, but what did he do? I dont understand??
But thats where the Emunah kicks in. If you start with the premise that G-d is right but end up with something happening we dont understand thats why we have Emunah G-d knows what He is doing whether we understand or not.
To the non believer there is no answer, to the believer there is no question. (Rebbe of Kotzk)March 30, 2018 9:48 am at 9:48 am in reply to: Challenge: Help Me Find an Intriguing Hagaddah #1501922
Have been using my Maharal Hagadda for nearly 50 years. Its hard going but worth it.January 18, 2018 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: What percentage of off the derech kids/teens/adults return to Yiddishkeit? #1452604
” The Satmar Rov ZT”L once told a Rosh Yeshiva to throw out the other 25 talmidim, and to keep his yeshiva open for the one who was causing trouble. Rav Elyoshiv told a mother to move her other 8 children out of the home to concentrate on the one who was acting out.”
These are amazing quotes. I would be grateful for chapter and verse please or were they said in public or private?January 7, 2018 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm in reply to: Is the ‘Fire and Fury’ book on Trump lashon hara? #1444129
I think the Jewish Community as a whole (worldwide..I am from UK) owes an enormous Hakoras Hatov to Pres Trump. It is therefore incumbent upon any public group/media outlet with our community to PUBLICLY refute the book. We should not be seen to make any criticism of him at all. Particularly as the President is known to be a sensitive type. (which is a fact not a criticism. I am also sensitive.)
I was disappointed to see that one of the weeklies (Chareidi) had quite a critical sentence about him this last week.
Maybe Aguda or OU will put out a statement supporting him.August 7, 2017 10:52 am at 10:52 am in reply to: k-9 filter #1333525
I have used it for some years now and it works extremely well and my office colleague has the password. I have also blocked it from accessing youtube which is one of the biggest Sakonois of the internet. The reason I say that is because most peolple dont browse bad sites intentionally but just looking for a chazonus clip on youtube can lead onto the worst clips. Having youtube blocked means I cant get the video clips on YWN etc but it is a small price to pay. I have asked YWN to try and sort this but it hasnt yet happened.August 4, 2017 6:38 am at 6:38 am in reply to: New Sqaure #1332600
Why do I feel Purimdik?July 19, 2017 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm in reply to: Should we stop bochurim from chilling and drinking beer at a bbqs.🍻🍖 #1321118
Yiddishkeit does not go for abstinence. It is more about self control. Having a beer at a barb b que is a summer treat. One hopes that the chinuch is in place to teach self control. if anything drinking a beer or two in a calm and organised manner is arguably part of the chinuch itself. if we asser everything we run the risk of this being done secretly and that is more likely to lead to excesses. That is not a good idea. The Ami magazine story has nothing to do with this. Those bochurim were out of control to start with, they had no business to be out driving and this post does not talk about drink driving where there should be abstinence.July 19, 2017 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm in reply to: Should we stop bochurim from chilling and drinking beer at a bbqs.🍻🍖 #1321119
PS I enjoy a little alcohol with my sons and sons in law and grandsons for that matter.July 17, 2017 10:22 am at 10:22 am in reply to: SHOCKING Letter Published In Lakewood Newspaper ⚡📰 #1318598
I agree with M29.The point is being missed. We have a school making a decision and parents calling in with an ulitimatum and the suffering which results. According to the famous story of The Mir Mashgiach, Harav Yerucham ztl(not checked) who said that a person may only be expelled from the Yeshiva if it was clear that he will turn other boys away from Yiddishkeit. And the Manchester Rosh Yeshiva ztl is supposed to have paskened that even upto 10% of less frum applicants can be accepted in a frum school. Nobody mentioned scholastic achievements, if that would have been the case the Manchester Rosh himself would never have got into school or Yeshiva! He got to where he was by sheer Hasmodoh!! (this is well known in Manchester).
What has happened to us? Why are we such religious snobs?June 22, 2017 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1302825
We have a Fisher Paykel fridge which has a Shabbos setting. Lasts upto 72 hours. Good for yomtov. controls both light and fan.
I have another fridge where I use the magnet trick.
Vacation houses can be an issue because he very mofern ones are quite sophisticated.
Although I live in Uk, there is a very good Star-K article on their website on this.August 1, 2016 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm in reply to: Women Driving #1161937
Joseph I am surprised at your comment. The young women today especially in places like Lakewood are largely responsible for the parnossoh, the shopping and car pool so that their husbands should sit and learn. That is fine but if that means they need to drive…..! They dont even have time for a shpatzir. In the time of the gemorroh etc the men were responsible for Parnossoh as well as the learning.August 1, 2016 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm in reply to: Women Driving #1161933
If Rav Kanievsky paskens that women shold not drive it may be because of his living in Bnei Beraq where buses and taxis pass by regularly. In Lakewood and other large Jewish areas this is not available.January 25, 2015 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm in reply to: Telegram vs whatsapp #1065153
Thats not because you are old YY just that England is a bit behind…January 18, 2015 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm in reply to: Men.. How Do Make Your Entrance Into Shabbos? #1055011
Best preparation for shabbos is a nap in the afternoon winter and summer. Been doing it for years. Everything goes better. Try it!
By the way wife also does it. Table is set Thursday evening etc etc.March 24, 2014 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm in reply to: Frum way to propose #1010325
Why not just ask nicely, show her how you mean to go on, being a mentsch!
Just a thought!January 16, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am in reply to: Manchester Eiruv #1000127
Hi I am in Manchester too and I feel the need to correct some of the above.
It seems that yes, the majority of the Rabonim hold that the eruv is Kosher albeit after utilising some “kulos” which a frum/bnei Tora community may not be happy with.
Most seem to be saying that the Eruv can be used “bshaas hadechak”.
The inyan of Chinuch is only an issue by one or two but has not been the main focus. (as mentioned above most Manchester people know who the Rabonim referred to are and those who dont, dont need to IMHO.)
The drosho which I heard in Prestwich (north Manchester)also stressed the need not to denigrate those who are machshir and/or those who carry.April 23, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am in reply to: Wait for The Guy Behind You to Finish Shemona Esrei #950464
Sam2. Would like the chapter and verse for the Ishei Yisroel Please.July 18, 2012 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: Should I stop listening to Matisyahu? #983737
crisis.. i think you should take that comment back. it is motzei shem rah. There are no shabbos concerts!March 16, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am in reply to: what do you think of daf yomi? #860764
1 Daf Yomi was not invented by Rav Shapiro or the Chernobyler Rebbe it was in fact the Chortkover Rebbe zya.
2 For me who is busy working all day it is alifeline. No i do not understand or remember every word but when things come up in my other limmudim such as Chumash Rashi I remember some related gemorrohs from the Daf quoted by Rashi in chumash and the experience is exhilarating!
3 It leads on to other limuudim such as Halacha like you correctly suggest which are important and mussar etc.
4 The Keviyus/regularity is very importantNovember 24, 2011 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm in reply to: Colored Shirts #985512
I remember when i was unfortunately sitting shiva for my late father in Bayit vegan many years ago some people came in who i did not know. One was wearing a blue shirt and university scarf another a yellow shirt etc etc Somebody who knew them pointed them out to me…this one knows shas this one learns shas mishnayos every year etc etc does it really matter what shirt they wear. yet when i visit lakewood to see my son i wear white shirts. why? because i dont want to embarrass him! what a funny world we live in.July 20, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm in reply to: Couple Meals #788232
To Fix it up “oomis- i had the same question…. I’m going to find out about this. You gotta love this cr and everybodies crazy opinions!”
I find your comments a little offensive. At least oomis had the good grace to query what I had said. Al tarbeh sichoh means “do not talk too much” that doesnt mean not at all. I refer you to Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Perek 150 Seif 1. The al tarbeh is in fact referring to prior to intimacy and one has to be careful.it comes from a passuk “Umaggid Le’odom mah sicho..” This is halacha not frumkeit or somebody’s crazy opinions!! Who did you ask who said it was ridiculous?July 18, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am in reply to: Couple Meals #788157
Al tarbeh does not refer to stam talking to ones wife. That is obviously the basis of a good marriage that the couple talk to each other. Al tarbeh refers to the moments leading to intimacy. Check out chazal on this. Incidentaly the Manchester Rosh Yeshiva ztl was said to have discouraged couples eating together but apparently allowed two couples as a maximum.