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December 11, 2012 2:13 am at 2:13 am in reply to: 1 in 10 girls will not get married #913401
Momma: The point of the ad is that there are not enough guys left for 10% of the girls. After 90% of the girls get married, their are no more guys left for the sad 10%.December 10, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am in reply to: Lipa's new Chanuka video…So, so sad… #914923
Cherry: A male portraying a female (especially portraying her non-tzniusdikly) is just as terrible.December 10, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am in reply to: Maoz Tzur Tunes #913278
The popular tune was used for Maoz Tzur before it was ever coopted by any church.December 9, 2012 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: Yasher Koach to Rabbi Horowitz of Project Yes, for protecting and not punishing #912503
There is zero evidence against him for what he stands accused of other than her word. It is a typical “he-said/she-said” situation, and we cannot accept a conviction based on a he-said/she-said situation with zero real actual evidence.December 6, 2012 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm in reply to: Ibuprofen for Children – Kosher? #911315
Is there any difference in the kashrus between the brand name motrin and store brands ibuprofen?December 6, 2012 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm in reply to: Geveinas Akum #911254
Your fellow, basin love your fellow, refers only to yehudim.December 6, 2012 4:07 am at 4:07 am in reply to: Davening on a plane #915364
DaMoshe: Those shittos you mentioned ONLY object to disturbing others. They do NOT object to making a minyan on a plane.
They agree with Rav Scheinberg.December 6, 2012 4:05 am at 4:05 am in reply to: Davening on a plane #915363
Delta also allows a minyan on planes.
Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt’l, was asked if one should pray with a minyan on an airplane. He said yes, adding that he does it “all the time.” While strictly speaking it might be permitted to pray at your seat, Rabbi Scheinberg prefers that one pray with a minyan, but quietly in a way that doesn’t disturb others.December 6, 2012 3:12 am at 3:12 am in reply to: When is it time to divorce? #912003
I hate to break it to you, divorce is not that all uncommon.
Murder isn’t all that uncommon either. When Dinkins was Mayor, there were over 2,000 per year in NYC alone!December 6, 2012 2:37 am at 2:37 am in reply to: Geveinas Akum #911248
Chillul Hashem. Nothing else that I know of.December 6, 2012 2:33 am at 2:33 am in reply to: When is it time to divorce? #911998
While Internet overusage is addicting, what you just described doesn’t seem to rise to the level of a divorceable offense.December 6, 2012 2:29 am at 2:29 am in reply to: Signs of abuse #915930
If they abuse others.December 6, 2012 2:28 am at 2:28 am in reply to: Boots Wielding Women #911222
Dressing “attractively” is designed to “attract”.December 3, 2012 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm in reply to: Yasher Koach to Rabbi Horowitz of Project Yes, for protecting and not punishing #912432
Daas: The people that spout that it is of little importance and/or the community does little about it, are the typical anti-semites. Granted these anti-semites claim they don’t hate all Jews, just hate certain categories of Jews (i.e. chareidim), but they are the typical self-hating anti-semites nevertheless that hate and lie simply for the sake of hating and lying.November 30, 2012 4:08 am at 4:08 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137132
Farrocks- no one is saying that the ONLY thing that matters is weight, only that weight matters (to many). Being that there are many, many, good girls who don’t have a weight problem, a sane person will choose a girl that is best for him.
I totally agree with you! No one is saying that the ONLY thing that matters is being blonde, only that being blonde matters (to many). Being that there are many good blonde girls, a sane person will choose a girl that is best for him.
Because there are far fewer blonde girls, that makes it far more likely that a boy would have to sacrifice ANOTHER important quality, to get his blonde. That would likely be shallow.
Not true. There are so many very very good blonde girls. Blonde girls are so good and the blondes to not force you to sacrifice other good qualities that blondes also have within them.
You can’t honestly say that a boy who is attracted to blondes, and chooses a blonde over a non-blonde with all other thing equal is shallow. He is wise, and sane. To do otherwise would be insane.
It is sad for many girls, especially those with no fault involved. Just like it is sad that there are poor, ugly, sick, and handicapped girls.
Well, then, I guess you would also say that it’s also sad that other girls aren’t blonde.
By the way, why do you say that it is sad that many girls aren’t thin? Why are you assuming that not being thin is bad — and even comparing girls who aren’t size 0 to “poor, ugly, sick, and handicapped girls”?
Not being thin isn’t bad at all. Many would say it is even very good.November 30, 2012 2:28 am at 2:28 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137129
Exactly! And the guy who insists he is attracted to only marrying a blonde is no more or less shallow than the men who insist he is attracted to only marry a notably thin girl.November 30, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am in reply to: Writing loshan hora in diarys #910332
My point is that if someone will see the written L”H, it is considered L”H.
As far as your venting point, that is not a broad based heter. You can’t, for example, write L”H on the internet to vent your emotions.November 30, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137125
Taking your point to its next conclusion, why should it matter that she’s not thin. She’ll be wearing a dress hiding her weight.November 30, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am in reply to: Writing loshan hora in diarys #910330
pba: Explain how writing L”H somewhere others will see it, is not considered L”H.November 30, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137124
Not when they’re alone.November 29, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm in reply to: $500 Million Powerball Lottery #910075
They are two different national lottery systems. Not a whole lot different, just two different lotteries.November 29, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137122
farrocks: It’s one thing when a guy is ONLY attracted to a small niche of girls (blonds). It’s a completely different story when a guy is attracted to any type BESIDES for a small percentage of girls (overweight).
Really? There is no difference. Explain why you mistakenly thought there is a difference if it is “ONLY” includes a certain group instead of excluding a certain group.
don’t think that people who only want blondes is a real thing, just something picked up from the goyim. (I don’t even like blondes)
Exactly! And wanting a thin girl is also something people picked up from the goyim.
[Non-thin] though is definitely a legitimate issue
So it brunettes.November 29, 2012 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137114
All those in favor of making weight a very important requirement (requiring a skinny girl), I take it you would similarly be in full support of a guy who insists on marrying a blonde girl.
Right?November 29, 2012 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm in reply to: Gerim needs a place to learn #911042
You know very little about the inquisition. It was enacted in different parts of latin america at later times.
The vast majority of Sephardic Jewry lived in Spain proper, where it has been illegal to be a Jew from 1492. The vast majority of the anusim living in Spanish territory outside Spain left Spain after 1492 and were already anusim since 1492.November 29, 2012 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm in reply to: Gerim needs a place to learn #911039
It has been much less than 500 years since the end of it.
The crypto-Jews or marranos or anusim or whatever you want to call them, started in 1492. From 1492 onwards it has been illegal to be a Jew in Spain or in Spanish territories. So all the anusim began they’re conversion to Christianity in 1492, which is over 500 years ago.November 29, 2012 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm in reply to: Gerim needs a place to learn #911037
The whole anusim business is highly questionable. After over 500 years since the Spanish Inquisition, for someone to claim they are a decendent of the marranos is almost meaningless, as they have no way to prove that and anyone can claim it based on flimsy or even no basis whatsoever.November 29, 2012 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm in reply to: Krispy Kreme in Middle America #1042143
Hostess, which makes Drakes, went out of business. Do they own Entenmann’s too?November 29, 2012 4:51 am at 4:51 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137106
eman: What do you mean? (Both parties [guy and girl] have veto over a shidduch by Chasidim.)November 29, 2012 4:49 am at 4:49 am in reply to: Does anyone have info about any Chessed org that does visits to elderly…? #910019
Bikur Cholim of Boro Park.November 29, 2012 3:07 am at 3:07 am in reply to: any info/tidbits on R' Mordechai Schwab Z"TL #910002
Isn’t there a story in the Gemorah where an Amora’s seven (?) children passed away on Shabbos and his wife didn’t tell him until Motzei Shabbos so they could continue keeping Simchas Shabbos?November 29, 2012 3:04 am at 3:04 am in reply to: Mrs. Husband Name #909673
Been choosing my real life friends more selectively too and life has certainly improved.
Been dumping friends that don’t measure up?November 29, 2012 2:59 am at 2:59 am in reply to: $500 Million Powerball Lottery #910070
Y’all realize that choosing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Powerball 1 as your ticket numbers gives you as good chance as any of winning.November 29, 2012 2:56 am at 2:56 am in reply to: $500 Million Powerball Lottery #910069
If you like, you can take the payout over time and receive the entire $550 million. (Assuming you win, of course.)
Or you could take the entire $360.2 million and put it into U.S. Treasuries for 50 years. Then you could describe the current payout as being $800 million (or whatever $360.2 million with 50 years interest equals.)
Let’s be honest. The current lottery is for $360.2 million, not $550 million.November 29, 2012 2:34 am at 2:34 am in reply to: Yeshiva Tuition #909724
What would stop yeshivas from raising tuition by the amount of the voucher?
Competition.November 29, 2012 2:32 am at 2:32 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137104
If the Chasidishe are the only frum demographic that doesn’t have a shidduch crisis, then perhaps they are on to something we can learn from.November 29, 2012 2:25 am at 2:25 am in reply to: $500 Million Powerball Lottery #910067
The cash value of the current Powerball lottery is not $550 million, but rather it is $360.2 million.
So, please, everyone reduce your spending plans once upon your win.November 29, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: first baby…advice?!! #1019199
What’s a baby carrier?November 29, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: "There once was an alef"…. #909855
The coffee room are mostly a youthful bunch who think 40 years ago are when dinosaurs still roamed North America.November 29, 2012 12:31 am at 12:31 am in reply to: Writing loshan hora in diarys #910317
Will anyone else ever see the diary? If there is even a small chance someone will, it will be L”H.November 29, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am in reply to: Ksuba question #910084
No, since the wife willingly and lovingly agrees to forgo that in honor of his Torah study – which she receives equal credit for.
And, of course, she has every right to forgo what is coming to her. And she should be highly commended for forgoing mere olam hazeh in pursuit of olam haboah.November 28, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm in reply to: 4 years old #1046333
You wish it. You’ll be back here faster than a speeding train.November 28, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm in reply to: Maase She'haya, Kach Haya #909815
See what happens when a wife doesn’t register her husband’s surname as her own upon marriage?November 28, 2012 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137097
And you do bring up another issue. Many guys, myself included, simply aren’t attracted to heavy girls. Yet we read how shallow and superficial we are.
Hashem made all types of people. What one person does not find attractive, someone else does find attractive.
And don’t worry who will marry the heavy girls. I went out with a girl and was turned OFF by her looks, my friend went ahead and married her. So yes, my mother does ask dress size because if the girl is heavy, ITS A WASTE OF TIME
Many guys simply aren’t attracted to brunettes. Yet we read how shallow and superficial we are.
Hashem made all types of people. What one person does not find attractive, someone else does find attractive.
And don’t worry who will marry the brunettes or redheads. So, yes, mothers should ask if she is a blonde, because if the girl isn’t blonde, IT’S A WASTE OF TIME.November 28, 2012 4:36 am at 4:36 am in reply to: "…To date there have been 72 Shidduchim…" -NASI ad #910245
All your friends are white people and you don’t know anyone from Tanzania.
So black people and Tanzania doesn’t really exist.November 27, 2012 3:15 am at 3:15 am in reply to: Mrs. Husband Name #909658
The idea is anything but new.November 27, 2012 3:13 am at 3:13 am in reply to: Is there a Shidduch Crisis? #1137070
A 26 year old female doctoral student is under-qualified for a Yeshiva guy. A Yeshiva guy is on a much much higher level than any doctoral student could ever hope for. And the longer he stays in Yeshiva the more qualified he becomes.
P.S. And it is the girls that are desperate to go out with the guys. Not vice versa.November 27, 2012 2:30 am at 2:30 am in reply to: opposite gender therapists #912331
Health – Are you insinuating that it is assur for a single girl but muttar for an eishes ish, as per yichud?November 27, 2012 1:50 am at 1:50 am in reply to: Shiduchim, what else? #947521
It is complete baloney that a guy or girl cannot or should not go out with a friend’s former date or even former engaged (now broken) shidduch. You can and should go out with him (or her) without hesitation and should get engaged if appropriate.
It should be with much mazal.November 27, 2012 1:43 am at 1:43 am in reply to: Mrs. Husband Name #909655
My Rov zt’l, an tzadik and old time European Rov, used to call her as “herr nur”.November 27, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am in reply to: Mrs. Husband Name #909653
As a geder for tznius, many people will not call their wife by her first name when non-immediate family members are in the vicinity.