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DaasYochid: You don’t need tape on your mouth! Just take a coffee filter and place it over your mouth and you should be fine! In fact, I think I’m going to put a coffee filter on top of my router at home. That way my internet will be filtered!
PBA: Because they don’t accept conversions by Rabbi Angel. Rebdoniel, instead of trying to find a Beis Din that will accept it, why not go through the proper channels? Jumping from beis din to beis din is not the proper way to do things.
Contact the RCA and explain your situation to them. I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to help you out. And if you have to go dip in the mikvah one more time, so what? Many people do it every day!
Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for those words for a while.
Dear Aharon Cohen,
First of all, I apologize for not seeing your post sooner – I must have missed it somehow!
In order to help someone see past something, I recommend a ladder. Usually, if you are higher up, you can see farther and past objects that would otherwise block your vision.
As for the repairs, try duct tape and/or WD-40. If it moves when it’s not supposed to, use the duct tape. If it’s not moving and it is supposed to, use the WD-40. That’s repair class 101.
I’m going to try again since I didn’t get a response last time… does anyone know the words to MBD’s Mi Keamcha Yisroel?
rebdoniel: You sound like you’d fit right into my community! If you want to come for a Shabbos to check it out, let me know! We have a number of Sephardim in the community, and the shul has a separate Sephardic minyan as well.
nishtdayngesheft: No, the purpose of the halachic pre-nup is to avoid agunah situations. Unfortunately, in many cases a get is withheld out of spite, to extort more money, or for use as a bargaining chip in child custody battles. The halachic pre-nup helps avoid such situations.
147: Halachic pre-nups have been endorsed by R’ Ovadia Yosef, R’ Herschel Schachter, R’ Mordechai Willig, and others. Who are you to say such a thing about them?
The RCA has a pre-nup that they endorse. Many Rabbonim won’t be mesader kedushin unless there is one. I’ve heard that R’ Teitz from Elizabeth is extremely strict on this – he actually has them sign it at the wedding and announces it, as he wants to spread the word for everyone to do it.
DaasYochid: No, but maybe we should have an asifa on filtering our own mouths! I’m sure there are far more people who speak Lashon Hara than there are those using the internet inappropriately!
I think we need to raise millions of dollars to have another asifa!
zahavasdad: Neturei Karta don’t count (except to Joseph).
ZeesKite: You live in Kensington? I used to live there. I didn’t enjoy it much. Nobody knew that my wife and I existed. A day before we were going to move out, we were all packed up, and my wife realized she’d forgotten something she needed to cook supper with – 2 eggs. She knocked on a neighbor’s door to try and borrow some. She told her, “Everything is in boxes, and I don’t want to buy a full dozen. Do you have 2 eggs you can spare?”
The neighbor asked her if we’d just moved in, and were unpacking! My wife said, “No, we’ve been living here for a while, and we’re moving out! I’ve said Good Shabbos to you plenty of times, said hello if we passed each other during the week, and you really have no clue who I am…”
We were happy to leave the area.
ZeesKite: Yom Yerushalayim celebrates the day that the Israeli army re-captured the Old City of Yerushalayim (including the Kotel) in 1967. There are famous pictures and videos of the soldiers when they got to the Kotel. They were literally fighting building to building, and did not really know the layout of the area well. Suddenly, they came around a bend, and there it was – the Kotel. The soldiers broke down and cried, overcome with emotion knowing that this holiest of locations was now in Jewish hands once again.
What is Yom Kensington? Does it celebrate the day there was fighting in the streets over the “Eruv”?
Chulent: I checked, and you are correct. I apologize. The Gra issued his cherem on all chassidus in 1777. The Besht had passed away in 1760. The person who he Gra specifically targeted was the Baal HaTanya.
Dear Popa bar Abby,
I used to run a great advice column in the CR. Now, some young shnook has come along and opened up a competing column, taking away my clients! What do you suggest?
If that’s the biggest question you have against the new things the Besht instituted, you’re not doing too badly. There were plenty of other things that were far more controversial.
The Vilna Gaon held that chassidus was apikurses, and felt the Besht was a machteh es harabim. He put the Besht in cherem.
Goq, did you move at all in the past few years? Maybe the person has a different address for you, and used the same list for both weddings?
This was not meant to be a discussion on chalav Yisrael – I merely made one point that occurred to me (and wasn’t said in the shiur).
I had merely told ZeesKite that I’d post what was said in the shiur. There are more than enough threads about chalav Yisrael already.
ZeesKite: As I had said I would, I submitted a new thread with what I heard at the shiur regarding chumros. For some reason, the mods haven’t approved it yet. Please don’t think I forgot about it!
Excuse me, but I started the original advice column here. This is hasagas gvul, and you have no right to do this.
Last night, my daughter told me “On Shavuos, we drink 4 cups of wine because the Maccabim won the fight!”
Ki heim chayeinu
V’nismach b’divrei Torasecha
You say there was a breakthrough… tell me honestly, how many people do you think will really change their internet habits because of the asifa?
mikehall12382: It’s ok for parnassah, not for tzedakah!
YW Editor needs it for his parnassah, but the people who visit the site don’t. They should leave, at which point YW Editor won’t be making any money off the site anymore.
We’re having onion soup, potato blintzes, blintz souffle, cheese stuffed polenta, and salmon.
Dessert is Peanut Butter mousse and 2 types of cheesecake.May 21, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm in reply to: with the asifa behind us, what will you do about it? #875671
42: Suing for discrimination is not so simple. The law says they have to make reasonable accommodations for religion. If the job entails not having a filter, then it’s no reasonable to install a filter.
Really? Which poskim would those be? The ones from the groups they didn’t invite? Was R’ Schachter asked his opinion? What about R’ Aharon Lichtenstein?
Actually, a quick Google search found articles from the NY Times, NY Post, Huffington Post, Daily News, CBS, NBC, and others about it.
And once again, you’re 100% wrong! Seriously, where do you get these ideas from?
EzratHashem: You wrote that for many MO, mixed dancing is a part of their life, and that having a wedding with mixed dancing is weird. This is not true.
lol Yamoos7123, how would you know how many user names someone has?
epis: As I said earlier, this thread is a third-rate (at best) trolling job. As for my “putting down” of EzratHashem, I was simply defending a group of tens of thousands (at least) of frum Jews who he felt the need to attack.
Guter Yid is probably Joseph’s newest name. It’s pretty well known where his loyalties lie – with Neturei Karta, sikrikim, and others like them.
Sure, I’ll provide the other side!
The “innocent” guy in question is a member of the sikrikim cult. They were the ones who protested, not the general chareidi public.
Not only where there protests, they also threatened to kill the employees and burn down the store. Why? Because the store sells portable DVD players.
The people should be ashamed at the way they treated a Jew trying to earn an honest living (something they know nothing about).
Additionally, during the appeal of the case, the “innocent” guy never denied attacking the store owner, he only claimed the punishment was excessive for the crime he had committed. Oh, and the crime was committed by 2 people – one held the store owner, while another beat him.
EzratHashem: You have no idea what you’re talking about.
Torah Umada: I would guess that it’s when you are a witness to someone actually committing the sin, after giving proper hasra’ah, etc. The pasuk says the witnesses are the ones who should carry out the killing.
Loyal Jew: Why do MO/RZ geirim need a different level of surveillance?
My Rav’s wife gets upset if she is called a Rebbetzin. They both make it clear to everyone that she is not a Rebbetzin – she’s another woman in the shul whose husband just happens to be the Rabbi.
kfb: The constitution says nothing like that.
We need to fight because it’s the right thing to do.
Even non-Jews recognize that znus is wrong. They don’t make it illegal because what’s done in your home is your business – but people don’t come out and say it’s ok to do! With this issue, they’re trying to publicly say that it’s ok. We need to show that it’s not ok.
Where did he get this idea that he’s not allowed to sit next to a woman on a plane? The Igros Moshe says it’s 100% allowed l’chatchilah!May 10, 2012 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm in reply to: Having Respect for Your Elders, Kohanim and Rabbonim #898075
shmoel: I believe you have to respect your oldest brother, not all older brothers.
As for people older than you, it says mipnei seivah takum – from an elderly person. That doesn’t mean older than you, it just means someone who is old. I’m not sure what the exact age is.
As for a kohen, I believe it applies for all ages. I remember reading years ago in the book on R’ Mendel Kaplan (who was a kohen), that his Rosh Yeshiva hosted the young R’ Mendel for many Shabbos meals, but would never ask him to pass anything at the table, because he was a kohen.
At my wedding, I walked in to For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Metallica.
A friend of mine (whose wife posts here) walked in to the theme from the old Transformers cartoons.
As long as you make sure yeshivos get government money, you can support ay marriage. Just ask Bloomberg!
twinkleSTAR: No, he’s not looking for advice. He’s trolling. His friend doesn’t watch movies, but wants mixed dancing? Seriously? The thread is a joke. A bad one.
If you want to stream it, there’s a great site. Search for Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive. You have to register for it and be approved. If you’re approved, you’ll have access to hundreds of old albums including JEP, The Rabbis’ Sons, and Pirchei.
epis: Yes, you mamish have a real problem. L’maaseh, the tzuris you have are a cheftzah of your own imagination. Un nuch besser, you don’t even know the proper name for things!
As per your request, I’ll try to help you. Go find a bridge and live under it. That way everyone knows you’re a troll.
epis there’s mamish a guy who neach thinks his tachlis is to be a troll. L’choirah, he must think his post are in gantzen geshmak, but really, they’re nebish.May 4, 2012 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm in reply to: Did I ever tell you about the time I almost got gored by a bull? #874150
Nechomah: You’re right! Thanks! I almost drowned AND broke my neck!May 3, 2012 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm in reply to: Did I ever tell you about the time I almost got gored by a bull? #874142
One time I was staying by my grandparents for a few days. My grandmother used to sometimes hang her laundry to dry. While I was there, she did my laundry, and hung it outside to dry. One pair of my pants fell off the clothesline, and hit the ground.
If I’d been wearing those pants, I would have fallen, and could have broken my neck!
well thats that. Just thought I would tell you about that time I almost broke my neck on a springs day.
Loyal Jew: SOME Rabbonim are against it. Others aren’t.
R’ Ovadia Yosef wrote a letter about Yom Hazikaron this week. It was published on the main YWN page if you want to read it.
Ponovezh flies an Israeli flag on Yom Ha’atzmaut.
Are these Rabbonim da’as hediot?
ZeesKite: I asked my Rav tonight about the exact place where it says that it’s assur to take on unnecessary chumros. He told me that he is preparing a shiur on chumros vs. kulos for Shavuos, and didn’t want to spoil it for me. Bli neder, I will try to post the source after Shavuos, when I’ve heard the shiur.
He did confirm that it does say it.