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May 2, 2017 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm in reply to: Wedding Veils: Charedi vs Hassidic vs … 👰 #1268844
Forget the wedding veils… Sheitels!
If the sheitel is so lifelike that it looks just like real hair, then it looks like the wife is not even covering her hair. The high level rebbeim and tzadikim warn what will happen to her. Upstairs.
Meaning, she will be going Downstairs….May 2, 2017 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm in reply to: Tzniusness of Transparent Bubble Umbrellas 🗨️⛱️ #1268843
Hmmm… very well.May 2, 2017 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm in reply to: Emunah books 📚 #1268829
There is only one book you need.
5 Great Lives. An Artcroll book. Read the stories, and you will have all the inspiration you need.
Indeed, read the biographies…
Reb Boruch Ber
Brisker Rav vol 1
All for the Boss
Reb Moshe (Feinstein)
House of RizhinMay 2, 2017 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm in reply to: MORE shidduchim 👰🤵👰🤵👰🤵 #1268833
Depends on your previous life….
If you were not up to scratch, the accusing angels interfere in your meeting your match next life. You need a lot of mercy. Torah learning does nothing. Anyone can read a book.
You need to read the books of the Chofetz Chaim. Be smart.
If you don’t badmouth anyone, THEY Above are not allowed to open their mouths to speak ill of you.
And you need to impress the Court. Either a LOT of good deeds, which is nearly impossible to do secretly nowadays. Or keeping SILENT when someone verbally attacks you publically.
Read the sifrei mussar — you don’t know what silence does for YOU when you don’t counter back.
Unfortunately, inn your hot tempered, fast paced, American culture… you don’t find that easy.May 2, 2017 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm in reply to: Confetti at Weddings 🎊🤵 #1268817
There is no custom. Never seen one.
Sounds like a church custom to me. They throw rice. And drink a lot of booze too…
I suggest you read Geder Olam by the Chofetz Chaim. It’s a small book. One part is proper conduct in a Jewish wedding — and the severe punishment awaiting anyone who does mixed dancing, watches it, even with your wife.May 2, 2017 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm in reply to: What a good site to learn sefer Yeshayahu? 🌐📖 #1268809
The Metsudah Tanach is excellent. Unlike the Artscroll which completely changes the names of people, cities and places, the Metsudah is a real translation. It also has a translated Rashi.
Unfortunately, it is only the Early Prophets… 🙁
Unless we can petition the editors to also publish the Late Prophets too!February 9, 2017 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm in reply to: Non-slip Tallis #1219416
Lilmod… I live in Australia. We have one or two stores here. No more. They can’t get most of the books I want so I am forced to acquire them from overseas. I am very aquainted with the who and what. There are extremely few stores that don’t sell womens’ tallisim.February 5, 2017 10:54 am at 10:54 am in reply to: Anyone use Soncino Gemara? #1228422
I thought to keep this in the Talmudic thread here… What do people think of the Koren version? Feedback?February 5, 2017 10:47 am at 10:47 am in reply to: Non-slip Tallis #1219403
I am revolted just looking at them. All colourful and silky. I have quietly resolved not to buy any seforim from a Judaica store that sells womens’ tallisim. Which has severely limited the stores I can buy from now.
It’s like a man wearing a dress.February 5, 2017 10:44 am at 10:44 am in reply to: Do you recognize the 'State of Israel'? #1214163
Lets look at the score board… The government of the tyrant Alexander Yannai and mass murderer Herod killed almost every rabbi. The fool King Ahaz tried to erase all Torah learning. I can give many more example if you want.
This Israeli government protects its Jews. It’s a thumbs-up from me.February 3, 2017 6:56 am at 6:56 am in reply to: Do you recognize the 'State of Israel'? #1214159
Adding my two dinarim…
One, nothing happens without permission and approval from Heaven.
Two, should we continue to live at the mercy of the peasants of eastern europe? Read the real life accounts of the biographies – we were at their mercy every month.February 3, 2017 6:50 am at 6:50 am in reply to: Non-slip Tallis #1219399
If I may say, I am disgusted at the amount of Judaica stores selling women’s tallis. I would say over 80 percent of world wide judaica stores sell them. Abominable.February 3, 2017 6:45 am at 6:45 am in reply to: OU kashrus is not reliable? #1214536
As a mashgiach, I can say just because a product has a recognised hechsher does not mean it is so kosher. I can only talk from local experience at my end. But it all depends on the supervisionary level – onsite mashgiach, or casual kashrut office inspection, and even personal practices. I want to say more but whats the point…February 3, 2017 6:35 am at 6:35 am in reply to: Artscroll Midrash Rabbah #1214180
Says who, Time for Truth? What a load of cupcake mix. True, those of understanding know the Midrash is more than it seems. But there is nothing errorenous with translating that. Perhaps a book like Walking in Fire should not have been published… Midrash? It is the fireplace of the Jewish soul.February 3, 2017 6:29 am at 6:29 am in reply to: Jews should not care whether the American embassy is in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv #1213743
Becareful what you say…
Your understanding of Shimson “sinning” is superficial and pshat. I already said, Shimshon was doing something mystical. In fact, he was nullifying the Plishtim in a way you don’t understand.
As for Yiftach being a simple man… I’m not even going to waste time refuting you. Those of understanding know the Talmud is but a roadsign to a deeper map. Yiftach a”h was anything but shallow. His soul root alone is high level and intricate.January 30, 2017 12:22 am at 12:22 am in reply to: Jews should not care whether the American embassy is in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv #1213738
lesschumras… some Shoftim from the Tanach were deeply flawed, you said?
You couldn’t be more wrong. From the books of the mukabolim I have read, the Judges were deep in Torah knowledge and the Torah nistar. All the actions you read about had deeper mystical significance.
You just don’t know because you haven’t read the seforim on them. What Shimson alone was doing mystically in his actions was amazing…!
Do not underestimate Sefer Shoftim or Sefer Shmuel – there is vast depth beneath their surface. It is just not permitted to write about openly.January 30, 2017 12:16 am at 12:16 am in reply to: Artscroll Midrash Rabbah #1214175
I have emailed them all year. I get “soon” answers. I’d just like to know roughly when the smaller Midrash Rabbah can be expected to be published. I am eager to learn the Midrash. I don’t know why they would have made them big heavy Talmud Bavli size to begin with…January 29, 2017 3:18 am at 3:18 am in reply to: Bulgur in Lakewood #1212195
It’s pary of israeli tabouli saladJanuary 29, 2017 3:02 am at 3:02 am in reply to: Mens Suits – NY/NJ #1211860
Check for shatnez – no matter what!!November 20, 2016 7:49 am at 7:49 am in reply to: Boro Park Under Attack!! #1193170
I’d never have guessed that. Pipework.November 20, 2016 4:35 am at 4:35 am in reply to: How to unwind after a long day? #1198602
In my Excellence Opinion… Biographies!
Brisker Rav, or Reb Boruch Ber, or Chofetz Chaim, or House of Ruzhin, or Reb Moshe Feinstein… and more. Relaxing, mussar learning, inspiring.November 20, 2016 4:27 am at 4:27 am in reply to: Boro Park Under Attack!! #1193167
I don’t have a clue what the opening post was about. Can someone app me an elucidation?
Belay that… Second thought, I don’t really give a Aramean parev strudel. My life must have better meaning than this.November 20, 2016 4:17 am at 4:17 am in reply to: Dryer lint #1192535
Kappara for the next world.November 20, 2016 4:05 am at 4:05 am in reply to: Looking for Canadian seforim stores #1192530
It wouldn’t be fair to have them shlep so many book for me. Plus luggage weight. And I would pay them because I wouldn’t take a free service, so might as well buy them myself.November 15, 2016 10:14 am at 10:14 am in reply to: Minhag of Women Shaving Head #1192006
I did not know about this. You made me upset knowing they were abused like that. I don’t care if it’s pointless to be upset 120yrs later. I still am…. I want the Jewish ladies avenged for this. I want those russian dogs punished without rest.November 15, 2016 4:07 am at 4:07 am in reply to: Shabbos Project results #1191731
I’ve been orthodox since I was 12yo. This day means nothing to me. In my Excellence Opinion, it was bothersome to have my schedule changed to accommodate the extra activities. I wanted to learn Rabbi Alshich on Avos with my friends.1`November 15, 2016 4:01 am at 4:01 am in reply to: Teaching People to Say No to Drugs #1192271
I’m not addicted to this forum. I only post when I need information I can’t find on my own. I have a life outside here.November 15, 2016 3:59 am at 3:59 am in reply to: Minhag of Women Shaving Head #1192004
May Hashem take vengeance on the souls of those Russian brutes, that they should have no rest even today. May they at least continually incarnate as dogs in countries that abuse them.November 15, 2016 3:56 am at 3:56 am in reply to: Would you date someone on anxiety meds? #1193316
I know, I was just saying. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it happen to people. His wife suddenly turned on him with false accusations. Later it was discovered that her friend was whispering in her ear, so she could get rid of the husband and carry her fetus, because said friend kept losing her own babies.
On another occasion it was to get rid of the husband so the relative – yemach shema – could have more inheritance from the wealthy father inlaw.
I feel it is important to marry a wife who is strong minded, intelligence, mature, discerning. I would not marry just anyone vacuous headed woman. Not when I have seen about 5 marriages around me end after one or two years. I don’t care that I am getting older and am still alone. I wont compromise my standard.
It’s hideous that people don’t take it seriously.November 14, 2016 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm in reply to: Minhag of Women Shaving Head #1192000
Chassidim laugh at such edicts. No one tells us how to yiddishkeit our yidden.
I know of one woman, a recent widow unfortunately with lots of kids ayin hara, who cuts her head extremely short. I was startled the first time I saw her in a hat instead of her usual sheitel. It was a short as a man’s!
In my Excellence Opinion, utter nonsense. A lady should not need to cut so much. She won’t look like a woman any more. Perfectly fine to have longer hair. Just cover it with a mitpachat thing. Why such extremes?November 14, 2016 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm in reply to: Teaching People to Say No to Drugs #1192269
I get a bit bemused when the hot water urn somehow dried out over Shabbos night and people rumble when they come to shule and can’t have a coffee or tea in the morning. Now, that is an addiction. Challila! No coffee! Gevalt!November 14, 2016 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm in reply to: Looking for Canadian seforim stores #1192528
Just to point out I live in Australia, so asking in person is not possible. I realised that the exchange rate with Canada is very close t Australia. I figured if I can find a good Canadian seforim store I don’t have to pay triple for a sefer from the US.November 14, 2016 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm in reply to: Marrying someone in recovery #1194551
The question is vague. You’ll need to supply more data like m/f and what the issue was, if you want random and complete strangers to give you advice on an imperative and strategic life changing decision of your life.November 14, 2016 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm in reply to: Would you date someone on anxiety meds? #1193313
I would not risk my marriage on such thin ice. Such a wife could turn on you at any moment. They make for dangerous inlaws too. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it before.November 14, 2016 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm in reply to: Teaching People to Say No to Drugs #1192266
Coffee is drugs.
Drink it you are relaxed. Can’t have it, you become moody and short tempered. Body is addicted to it like smoking.
Only a billion fools drink it a day, is it not officially a declared drug. But in the Excellence Opinion it sure is.November 14, 2016 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm in reply to: Looking for Canadian seforim stores #1192525
Seforim Warehouse is listed as closed down and doesn’t even have an email.
Miriam’s did not seem to have much book variety.November 13, 2016 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm in reply to: Looking for Canadian seforim stores #1192523
That’s one. Anyone else?November 13, 2016 6:14 am at 6:14 am in reply to: TVs in religious households #1191378
I stopped watching tv about 5yrs ago. Don’t regret it.
I don’t want to see ads for shaving women’s legs — and more than that — yes you heard me. Foul language. Bitul TorahNovember 13, 2016 3:15 am at 3:15 am in reply to: What's your go to nightime snack? #1193065
Mishneh Torah & Mishna Kodashim.September 20, 2016 5:43 am at 5:43 am in reply to: learning Zohar Kabbala #1180318
I have not read my edition of the Zohar. It is beyond me. I know when to open a book, and when not to. There are other mystical books I can read.September 19, 2016 11:52 am at 11:52 am in reply to: Living Wage #1181179
I read a frightening story of the Chofetz Chaim about a destitute man who tried to pray for more $$….September 19, 2016 11:51 am at 11:51 am in reply to: Living Wage #1181178
Heaven sets your yearly and daily income. Technically, the more children you have the more parnasathey send down…September 19, 2016 11:48 am at 11:48 am in reply to: Lev Tahor – what now? #1184395
This is very upsetting to know. The yetser h has myriad of agents in the world. All one can do is say a capital Tehillim with the intention of helping the victims. And at the end of the day, one day more is one day closer to his annihilation and we’ll be walking on his ashes.
This story reminds me of something the Ruhziner Rebbe and Rebbe Elimelech said. That the children abducted into the Russian army from the mid-1800s — the Cantonists — were the souls of the fanatics that burned the food supplies of Yerushalayim when fighting the romans. Knowing they would be forced to convert and eat treif and break the Torah was anguish to their souls.
Could this be a similar case?September 19, 2016 7:23 am at 7:23 am in reply to: learning Zohar Kabbala #1180315
What about the Tishby edition?September 19, 2016 7:15 am at 7:15 am in reply to: Stop and Say Tehillim please #1183716
Also Tehillim 6, 30, 142 is said to be good for health.September 19, 2016 7:14 am at 7:14 am in reply to: Stop and Say Tehillim please #1183715
The Rimanover Rebbe said reading the Aggada, Menoras Hamaor, heals the soul. And if there is something wrong with the soul, it affects the body. I would also advise one of the relatives to read a few pages near the person, because I also read a parent’s prayer for their unwell child is particularly heard Above.September 19, 2016 7:11 am at 7:11 am in reply to: Controversy In Israel – Woman says Sheva Brachos #1180942
Actually, if I am getting fired up like that, it’s an indicator I need to do more acts of kindness, according to Likutei Moharan 100 and masechta Berachos. When Torah knowledge overbalances gemilus chassadim, it’s time to stock up on the latter.September 19, 2016 1:41 am at 1:41 am in reply to: Controversy In Israel – Woman says Sheva Brachos #1180940
*Smiles* No offence taken. I’m an easy going person.September 18, 2016 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm in reply to: organic chemistry and or a and p #1198394
The Vilna Gaon wrote many books on trigonometry, maths astronomy and other stuff. A grandson published a some. And Rabbi Yitzchak of Acco 700yrs said the world was DATED AT 15 billion years – same as scientists now. And Rabbi Zacuto invented the boat compass.
What would the world be without Jewish people?September 18, 2016 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm in reply to: Zionists, Chareidim, and Handouts #1181086
I care nothing about Israeli politics. I don’t know what a Likud or Karta is. Never been on a plane either, though that has little relevance to the matter.
What matters is that America and England are ok with men holding hands. Babylonian society was said to be like that.