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ZosHaTorah: How did you answer the question?
lolkatz: I highly doubt it.
MeinMeinung: I like your answer.
Real Israeli: Isn’t Israel the home for all Jews, no matter where in the world they live?
I think Schwartz is the most common.
Popa: though I can’t provide a source, I do know it’s 100% correct. A half sibling has same halachos as full sibling.
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WOI: You have decided you are correct, and therefore are looking for an excuse why everyone else thinks you are wrong. You found it: it must be because automatically everyone blames the man. That is not true at all.
Perhaps she is pushing you to earn more money, because you are pushing her to earn more. It’s not her responsibility no matter what her potential to earn is. The only thing she should be responsible for is paying back the loans for her masters (unless you were the one to push her to do it).
Now let’s see. Your expenses are $6000 a month + other expenses, so something like $7000 a month. Her earnings are somewhere like $2400 before taxes ($60x10x4), after taxes should be something like 25% of monthly expenses which is $1750, which is what you state you want.
There is a quote: If two people tell you you are drunk, you should lie down. I came to my (incorrect) conclusion because of the pressure it seems you are putting on your wife, and you went to 4 therapists (spent thousands by them) and they all told you it’s your fault. Sorry, while I can’t possibly know the full story, and all these therapists may be idiots (who just blame the man for everything), it is highly unlikely especially since you are highly articulate, and you could clearly express what is going on (not everyone can do that), so even if initially they thought you are wrong (since you’re a man – highly doubtful though), you should have been able to explain the situation well enough.
Working on it: My apoligies for jumping to the wrong conclusion. I have seen too many who throw the burden of income on their wives, when it really is their responsiblity to support the home. I didn’t have the whole picture. Hatzalcha rabba.
You can’t compare both sceanrios. The second guy’s father clearly paid for son’s education, the first one had to pay on his own. There are other factors to consider too. The second guy learned for ten years? Either he got help from parents or his wife had a great job. First guy didn’t have that.
With all the great advice over here, I think it’s all for naught. There is more than a trace of narcissism in his posts.
Aries: wow! your post is amazing.
1. Consider the desired action a ‘procedure’, and separate it into smaller ‘tasks’, as though you were going to teach it to a trainee. Write a brief outline or draw a flow chart if it helps you to clarify things.
2. Next, sit upright in a comfortable chair and imagine that you are starting with the first task. Run through the entire action thoroughly in your imagination. At the same time, be aware of your emotions: are you experiencing any of the feelings which have made the procedure difficult to start doing? Let’s call these your ‘inhibiting feelings’.
3. Keep working through the task in your imagination: do it with powerful will and focus, while experiencing the inhibiting feeling at the same time. Try to keep the inhibiting feeling going as you continue. You can even try to intensify the inhibiting feeling as much as possible while you imagine doing the task with focused and unwavering determination. Continue until you have reached the end of the first task. Repeat this a few times.
4. Follow this same method with each of the other tasks in the procedure until you have performed the entire procedure in your imagination. Repeat as desired.
5. Start making it a point to go through these steps whenever you notice an ‘inhibiting feeling’ about any action you need to do. Make a habit of pursuing any feelings of ‘being blocked’ or ‘feeling too lazy’ you happen to experience during the day, and using this method on them, making sure to perform the related tasks in your imagination with great will, purpose, and focus.
6. After doing this for a while, you’ll probably begin to find that it has become too easy to simply go through a procedure in your imagination: the inhibiting feelings won’t be strong enough to offer a good challenge anymore. So, the next step will be to use this same method, but to actually do the tasks with real action, working with powerful will and focus while trying to keep the inhibiting feeling as strong as possible.
7. Make this your new hobby. Start hunting for and and going after these ‘inhibiting feelings’, and see how many you can ‘score’ each day. It’s a challenging new game you can play regularly.
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“The 7 habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey.
There shouldn’t be female doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, salesladies. All poffessions and all kinds of employment should be filled by men. Even women’s clothing stores should be run by men.
And why limit it only to work? Grocery shopping should be done by men. They should even put their kids on the buses, because women cannot be out on the street. Doctors appointments, you guessed it. Men have to take care of that too. Shopping for clothing and shoe for women and children ought to be done by men too. Of course the women won’t need much clothing, since they will always be indoors. And oh, yes! what about simchas? Bar mitzvahs is no problem. It will be all male affair, but what about chasunahs?
And oh, what an ideal world!! Your wife is depressed because she locked up inside the whole day? Just explain that this is the way the Torah wants and her disatisfaction is just the yetzer hara in the form of feminism.
apushatayid: I wasn’t referring to kollel couples. I was referring to either men who are too lazy to earn a decent living, or men who try hard but just aren’t making enough.
Why do you suppose it’s better for a man to work two jobs, and not have any time for his family, than for a woman to take a part time job, and they take care of the family together in whatever way works for them? Not all working men have the stamina to work work two jobs, nor are many willing. There are also men who are not interested in helping out at home nor willing to make real effort to earn a decent living. Then what is a woman to do?
This OP annoyed me because many wonderful women work VERY HARD juggling both their family and their job, and they get critisized!
>>Since when does the Torah have to support Feminism?<<
Where in the Torah does it say a woman is not allowed to work?
Says who working equals feminism?
You question why would women needlessly accept the klalah of work upon themselves. They don’t.
If they work even though they are adequately supported from their husbands, they don’t have the burden of parnasah on their head! So it isn’t a curse for them. If they work because they need the money, it isn’t an option. They have no choice!
From what I see, the biggest problem with texting is that it’s addictive. It’s not even the texting itself. Those who text, are constantly checking their cells to see if they received a message.
This is a question that was sent to someone who sends out halacha emails:
I wanted to ask you about the new (and exciting for many, nebach, unfortunately)
trend of “Half Shabbos” whereas people keep full Shabbos but are texting throughout
the day (hence “half Shabbos”). What’s the halacha here?
There is no such thing as half Shabbos. Keeping Shabbos 99% is desecrating it 100%.
Using any electronic devices on Shabbos is strictly prohibited, possibly even D’Oraysa
as using electricity (where internal circuits are connected and completed ) involves
melachos of Aish, Boneh, Soser and Molid to name a few. (See Chazon Ish Orach Chaim
Again, there is no valid halachic permissibilty to text or otherwise use a cell
phone on Shabbos Chas V’Shalom (besides in life threatening emergencies), and all
who do so will ultimately have to deal with the heavenly consequences. May Hashem
have mercy on His holy nation and spare them from desecrating the holy Shabbos and
His holy name.
There is no such thing as a “half Jew”. Either a person is Jewish or not Jewish. Jewish is one who is born to a Jewish mother or converted according to Jewish law.
Having a non Jewish father doesn’t disqualify a girl who is Jewish from birth from marrying a Kohen.
Speaking from experience, this behavior is NOT normal.
Now as a friend, what should you do? Clearly, she isn’t looking to open up to you. You can tell her that if she needs someone to talk to, you will listen and be there for her, and you will keep everything she says confidential.
If this beahvior persists, I think you ought to let her parents know. Alternately, you should speak to her kallah teacher, who may be able to get out of her what it is that’s disturbing her. Or suggest to her that she speak to her kallah teacher or call a rav.
There should be no strings attached when starting a thread. You want to respond to someone, respond. You don’t want to, you don’t have to. People can have all different kinds of valid reasons to not want to respond.
Yid4life: This is a public forum. It’s not a private conversation on the phone.
I’m sure flowers & co. who maintain its not okay for anon men online to advise tznius issues surely would say it is entirely improper for men and women to be posting altogether to the opposite gender here online.
If you work with a woman, and she tells you her washing machine broke. Might you give her advice on who she can call, or what to do?
Now lets suppose she asks you how much makeup you think is appropriate for her to wear, or some other questions portaining to dress, that I won’t even mention, even though I can find it on threads, would you answer?
Do you see a difference, or it’s all the same to you?
If you work with a woman, and she tells you her washing machine broke. Might you give her advice on who she can call, or what to do?
Now lets suppose she asks you how much makeup you think is appropriate for her to wear, or some other questions portaining to dress, that I won’t even mention, even though I can find it on threads.
Do you see a difference, or it’s all the same to you?
mdd: read mischiefmaker’s contradictory posts and you will see that it’s all bubba meisis.
In one posts she says she’s aware of the halachos and knows she’s not following. In the other she says how good it is to find out from men here so she won’t transgress.
As I said. Bubba meisis.
mdd: I also gave her some definite answers, didn’t I?
Yes, one small very obvious point. Something that by the age of 12 a frum girl can ascertain themselves. I highly doubt she and her female family members didn’t already know that.
Also, the men know the Halochic gedorim better and how certain things look in the eyes of men.
Growing up in a ffb home, a woman develops a very good understanding of what is acceptable for tznius and how things look in the eyes of others. I have not seen anywhere in the cr that the men posting here know the halochic gedorim better in regard to tznius. Most just give their own opinions here anyway.
Wny not ask a Rov? Some are embarrassed to do it.
Why not apply this to your next question?
mischiefmaker: I searched a bit through the threads to see what you’re talking about. I didn’t see a single post that proves what you said. Can you please point one out where you actually asked a question and got an answer that helped you understand what is acceptable.
I did find the following though – with you being the author:
Whoever said that women dress 4 each other is 100% correct! As a by girl all i care about is what other girls and women think. I couldn’t care less what the boys and men think-they probably don’t know whats “in” anyhow. I don’t know-im not in shidduchim but i imagine that its a bit different at that stage and once ur married.
What a contradiction to what you said here!
And another post:
I didn’t read the entire thread but I want to add something. Being a by girl myself (currently) and knowing that I don’t dress perfectly, a lot-even most of it is from peer pressure. And for anyone who thinks we don’t know the halachos-we most definitely know them and whoever violates them is doing it quite knowingly. Yes, every time I go against halacha knowingly I feel mighty guilty but there is a major pressure in today’s society that many girls (myself included) can’t always fight. Whether its right or wrong is a different story.
So doing the right thing isn’t important. Well, isn’t it obvious: I dunno-just my thoughts and you can’t change them.
Do you really care if it’s acceptable or not to discuss tznius online with men? I think not.
And another thing: Tznius guildlines are not only for when you are in the presence of men. It applies for when you are in the presence of women too, and also when you are saying devorim shebikdusha.
mdd: Right, of course. But the men in the cr do!!
Hudi asked in a thread called “Dressed to Kill” how much makeup is ok to wear.
You responded to her. One can’t determine what is “excessive”, “too much” etc.
Not to mention that not everyone in the cr thinks the same way. Nor does it even make sense to decide if it’s too much if you don’t see her.
She should be asking the females in her family. If she doesn’t trust them, she should ask someone she does trust.
Ever person is capable of learning from their mistakes. I agree with Health. Speak to the Life guard first. If it doesn’t help, only then should you speak to the Director.
Hudi, you can ask adult females also your complex questions about what is appropriate and what isn’t.
If my daughter felt she needed to get input from men online as to what is appropriate, I would be very concerned.
Flowers, WIY said “it appears” to be non-tsniusdic.
Tznius is all about appearance. If it appears not tznius, then it isn’t.
WIY: Adult women are well aware of it without this coffeeroom hashing about it so much. As for teenagers, they should be taught about it by their schools and mothers minimally (perhaps depending on the kid). Too much exposure (for teenagers) of this fact of life is detrimental.
I think that although on some level it may appear untznius, it tactually benefits many women who just don’t realize what dressing tznius requires, as well as how detrimental their lack of dressing tznius is for themselves and for the men they cause to stumble. If anything, the issue of tznius in our communities is not talked about enough..
Violating tznius in order to prevent violating tznius? Doesn’t sound right.
It isn’t tznius for rabbonim to teach women about tznius. Turns me off big time.
I agree with you 100%. Some threads boggle my mind.
Schools have forbidden hoods already for quite a few years. Most mothers allow their kids to wear hooded sweaters when the kids are not going to school. That’s how much everyone agrees with this narishkeit.June 27, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm in reply to: The next Generation is here…with more chutzpah than ever! #781405
I didn’t write it. I copied and pasted it because I thought it applied to this thread. It wasn’t my intention to make it seem like I wrote it.June 27, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am in reply to: The next Generation is here…with more chutzpah than ever! #781399
When I was:
4 years old: My mommy can do anything.
5 years old: My mommy knows a whole lot.
6 years old: My mom is smarter than your mom.
8 years old: My mom doesn’t know exactly everything.
10 years old: In the olden days when my mom grew up, things were sure different.
12 years old: Oh, well, naturally mom doesn’t know anything about that. She is too old to remember her childhood.
14 years old: Don’t pay any attention to my mom. She is so old-fashioned!
21 years old: Her? Oh gosh, she’s hopelessly out-of-date.
25 years old: mom knows a little bit about it, but then she should, because she has been around so long.
30 years old: Maybe we should ask mom what she thinks. After all, she’s had a lot of experience.
35 years old: I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to mom.
40 years old: I wonder how mom would have handled it.
all good ideas. thanks doodleJune 27, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am in reply to: Is the CR Responsible for Bitul Torah of the Posters #781067
Would they be spending the time at other less appropriate sites
For those that this applies, they shouldn’t have access to the internet (or even computer) at all.June 26, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm in reply to: Is the CR Responsible for Bitul Torah of the Posters #781065
josh31: well said
I will add, that it may also be bital zman for women too. Besides for affecting tefillah, are kids getting less attention because their mothers need to check in here?
DP: 5-18 keh (besides married)
ICOT: thank you
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once saw a quote: “Do something for your dog, he’ll think of you as god, do something for your cat, he’ll think he’s god.”
Self centered people act like the cat.
If a person claiming to be Eliyahu Hanavi told you to be mechalel Shabbos (without obvious good reason) or to wear shatnez, then clearly he isn’t Eliyahu Hanavi. So the question is moot.
Very surprised at your post. A waste of Hashem’s time???? Even if someone were to daven 20 hours a day, it wouldn’t be a waste of Hashem’s time.
>> if one is petitioning a worldly king, mah sh’ein kayn, the King of the Universe, one should be as brief and to the point as possible.<<
Not if the wordly king was your father.
Not if you had a special relationship with this king.
And not if this king made it clear he loves spending time with you.
When you speak to your mother, do you just talk to her to make a request, and end the conversation? Imagine how she would feel if you did that?
And Hashem isn’t a human king/parent. He won’t get tired of hearing from us. It says if Hashem didn’t think about the world for one second, it would disappear. Hashem thinks about each and every one of us every nanosecond. He pays attention to our thoughts and actions every nanosecond. How can we be wasting His time if he is paying attention to us the entire time anyway?June 24, 2011 5:12 am at 5:12 am in reply to: Flatbush- why are the streets so empty after dark? #780437
Interesting. I find that between OP and Coney Island, it is quiet all day long, not just at night.
>>You cannot run a school if one girl feels that her davening will allow her to skip the first period or two and another girl feels that her chesed mission is more important than class and a third girl feels that she’d be more spiritually accomplished by learning sefer X when the class is learning sefer Y. That’s not a school — that’s anarchy.<<
When I was in elementary, a girl in my class only came to school for a half day – lemudei kodesh. Another girl went out of class during literature. Another girl went around to all classes for attendance. There were no drawbacks.
Personally, I’m jealous of someone who has the patience and desire to stand every day for one hour saying Shemone Esrei.