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June 19, 2019 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1744730
@BP27 Assuming your right which i cant recall as it is 7 years ago, my issue was mostly with the phone call translation system. I dont mind a yiddish speaker if you have subtitles. Rabbi Biderman from Bnai Brach speaks in hebrew and they always have subtitles when he speaks which is great. I dont see why they couldnt have it at the siyum
@Joseph. you are misinformed. I think you are forgetting how big the siyum was. further even amongst yiddish speakers there are different dialects. If there were more yiddish speakers dont you think youd see a majority of daf yomi classes in yiddish? wouldnt yiddish shiurim be substantially more popular than english ones, wouldnt there be more yiddish speaking rabbis giving shiurim than there are.
further Yiddish while it may be a Jewish language is not a Holy language. Think of how many yiddish words the non yiddish speaker generally knows. about half of them are cuss words.
Even assuming for the sake of argument you are correct, why cant they have subtitles?June 19, 2019 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1744585
@bp27 You do not remember correctly about half or more of the speakers were in yiddish.
@Joseph you are also incorrect. The event last time was about 93,000 people. I was there and to say that the majority speak yiddish as well is silly. What is that based on? The daf yomi is a worldwide event people go to shiurim all over the world not just in brooklyn.
Last time they had a system where you would call a number and it would translate the speakers for you but honestly it was a terrible system. Its hard to hear a phone call and to hold a phone to your ear while there is a speaker speaking. The simple solution would be to have english subtitles on the screen.
it is assur to remind a bal teshuva where he comes from so by having speakers speak predominantly in yiddish it has that affect
In addition in many families today, the boys know yiddish because they learn in yeshiva in yiddish but the girls do not.
CTRebbe is 100% rightMarch 25, 2019 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1701499
Joseph I can site any rabbi I want but if I can’t tell you when he said something or what the circumstances of what he said what he said was it’s worthless. I’ve repeatedly asked you for context and you haven’t given any. When did he aledgely day or not say what your claiming he said. You can’t quote someone without confirming exactly what they saidMarch 25, 2019 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700985
Joseph I asked you for a source you haven’t provided one. You talk about cavalier attitudes but you seem to have that attitude when siting sources. Why is it so hard for you to actually speak with a rabbi or to listen to the advice of gedolim? How you can call yourself frum is beyond me?
Furthermore, why do you assume that all nin frum Jews are ok with intermarrying? Many are not? Please read a book or study some history you sound very foolishMarch 25, 2019 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700912
Joseph, rav eliyashiv was considering a registry but never did it?? That should prove how wrong you are. He never did it. Secondly where is your proof he even considered it, should we just take your word? Further perhaps rav eliyashiv was talking about a registry in Israel which could have a problem because of Jews from the former Soviet Union and because of their liberal law of return policies. However we are talking about America. Do you have any evidence of how Rav Moshe Feinstein felt? How about any other gedol???March 25, 2019 11:27 am at 11:27 am in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700732
Joseph that is not true . Do you have a scintilla of evidence from a reputable source? Assuming you are correct, why wouldn’t the gedolim speak about this ? Further how are you any different then the antisemites who say all ashkenazi Jews aren’t real Jews, or the black Hebrews who say they are the real Jews. Further if you are so Jewish why are you spending your time in a coffee room online when the gedolim have spoken out about spending such time in such places??March 25, 2019 11:25 am at 11:25 am in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700730
Joseph no we didn’t. Do you have a scintilla of evidence to support your statement? You sound like the antisemites who claim ashkenazi Jews aren’t real Jews.March 25, 2019 9:43 am at 9:43 am in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700657
Joseph your comment is silly. That rationale can apply for anyone regardless of your yichoos. You have to look at why someone thinks that. If you have a guy whose family has lived in an area traditionally devoid of Jews for several generations and he says his grandmother is Jewish, that isn’t the same as someone who traces his lineage to an area full of Jews. You all seem to forget people weren’t looking to convert or pretending to be Jewish 40-50 years ago. My original comment still stands. There are many so called Phrum (phony + frum) Jews today who we will find out are descendants of the eruv rav including likely some of the people who posted on this threadMarch 25, 2019 8:00 am at 8:00 am in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700621
Haiku, you and anyone that agrees with you is an idiot. How do we know that you aren’t part of the eruv rav?? I think you likely are, because Jews are usually intelligent and you aren’t .
Firstly your stat that most Jews intermarried is wrong. Most Jews intermarry today, in 2019 that was not the case 100 hundred years ago, or even 50 years ago.
Secondly you focus on Chabad while ignoring every other outreach group there is .
Thirdly the answer is quite simple, they ask. Specifically they if your moms mom was Jewish. Considering the fact that in my case , my grandmother was referred to as Bubbie, spoke Yiddish, came from a shtetl in Europe and was elated when I went to yeshiva. I’m pretty sure of my yichoos.
With younger bts today, I doubt there was a vast uptick in the conversions to judasim during the holocaust.
Do some research instead of spending all your time in the coffee room spreading lies about klal Yisrael. It’s people like you that caused the golden calf. Shame on you’nnnDecember 3, 2014 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm in reply to: Dating someone whose parents are divorced #1050033
My parents are divorced, and I have made it a point to be around people in good marriages to be able to observe first hand what can make a marriage work.
I have often found that girls from families where the parents are still married, can often not appreciate the hard work it takes to get to that point. Assuming their first memories of their parents are when they were around 3 years old, their parents were likely married for four years before they remember anything.
In my situation, I saw the flaws in my parents marriage from a young age. I have always had to reconcile how two people who I love and care about so much can make each other miserable. As a result, I recognize that divorce is a real possibility that can happen to anyone, and I have worked hard on myself and done a lot of introspection to make sure I don’t make the same mistakes they made.
Lior, why are you such a hater?December 2, 2014 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm in reply to: #modern Yeshivish #1050258
1. Lior your wrong.
2. modern machmir typically means someone who has a yu type hashkafa torah u maada, fully halachic more Zionistic.
3. yeshivish modern yeshivish, yeshivish lite-etc. It usually depends more on someones background. A modern yeshivish brooklyner would prob be considered very yeshivish out of state. A bt who says he’s modern yeshvish is a lot different than an ffb saying it.
Eek you are right, that should be the end of the discussion, sadly in labeling ourselves we forget about Hashem
Theres two hashkafas growing and those not growing.July 14, 2014 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm in reply to: the shidduch system #1202959
Thebigone- I think youre mistaken. In 3 hours i can definitely figure out more than i can from doing research. I can figure out if the girl is physically appealing to me. Furthermore some people dont sound good on paper or can be misjudged and you can judge them much better in person. I have done tons of research and seen a date go nowhere and done little research and had some chemistry. To make a broad statement that there is no way you could know is simply incorrect.
It should also be noted, that research is difficult. No one ever tells you negative information, and it is not always easy to ask the right pointed questions needed