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  • in reply to: YWNCR Live Debate #2102669
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    “who remembers such high petorol prices?”

    Tuna: I do. Real petrol prices were higher in the late 70s following the OPEC oil embargo than they are today.

    in reply to: YWNCR Live Debate #2102562
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    CA: I stand corrected.

    in reply to: YWNCR Live Debate #2102553
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    “Because it is not live and things go off topic…”

    TSB: Any you really believe that having a LIVE debate would preclude “things going off-topic”????
    Perhaps you would be interested in a bridge I have for sale.
    All CR topics and threads ultimately lead to either “Trump” “Biden” or the “Shidduch Crisis” .

    in reply to: Cherem Rabbeinu Gershom #2102552
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    Isn’t there some restriction that the 100 individuals must be located in at least several different states/countries so as to preclude one rav in one location having undue influence on others who sign??

    in reply to: Cherem Rabbeinu Gershom #2102545
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    For How Long is the Cherem D’Rabbeinu Gershom in Effect?

    I had read that CRG became effective somewhere about 1000 CE and continue through 1240 CE or thereabouts, notwithstanding the fact that it did not contain an explicit “sunset provision. Some have argued that Rav Gershon meant for it to remain in effect in perpetuity (or at least through the time a beis din of corresponding stature is in place to revoke it (aka z’man moishicach). Others dispute this view using variations of a ba’al tosif argument but instead it has been perpetuated by rabbonim over the generations, or at least until we discovered we have a shidduch crisis .

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2102451
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    AAQ: Not to worry, they will go back up when we impose a ban on Iranian crude exports when they formally break off negotiations on a nuclear treaty and renew their efforts to develop “peaceful” nuclear energy projects.

    in reply to: gedolim pictures #2102424
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    “start working on yourself now & one day you may become a big gadol Hador..”

    Let me know whether you prefer jpg file format or zip file for an entire album i

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2102380
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    Gasoline prices typically peak around the July 4th weekend and begin trending down. The average prices have already come down about 20cents/gallon in the past 2 weeks. However, they always come down considerably more slowly than the corresponding spike. I don’t think we will go below $4/gallon until the Ukraine situation is resolved.

    in reply to: GAS PRICES #2102379
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    Progressive chazal bring down that when in doubt as to whom to blame for any tzoros that afflict klal yisroel, blame RUSSIA!

    in reply to: Whats your favorite Parsha Sheet? #2102378
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    Eckstein: You may not like the idea of a woman writing divrei torah but her Sefaria commentaries are up there with those of Toras Avigdor and other mainstream works on the weekly parsha

    in reply to: Lead the charge to the Capitol on Jan 6 #2102050
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    It will be interesting what this twosome will have to say under OATH. They were known to be openly “pro- Trump” which is a bit unusual for members of the “apolitical” secret servie protective detail. They were also reported to be the agents who “volunteered” to get into the limo with Trump when he was hospitalized with Covid 2 years ago but wanted to “drive around” to wave at his supporters outside Bethesda Naval Hospital/Walter Reed. I’m hopeful this never happened but if it c’v did, did he “assault” the agents//

    in reply to: BEDTIME #2101652
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    “It’s possible that the person posts in the main site and only discovered the CR recently…”

    Alternatively, its also possible that some 10 yo “borrowed” his tata”s iphone and is seeking to develop emperical evidence that his mandatory 9:30 PM bedtime is TOO EARLY by Yeshivish standards and he is a big bochur and should be able to stay up lateer.

    in reply to: The end of the galus. #2101613
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    Perhaps one of the most challenging concepts in yiddeshkeit is explaining the concept of “zman moishiach” in clear and intelligible terms that can be understood by a poishete yid who has not read all the meforshim and more contemporary meforshim that are tossed around on threads here in the CR. The terminology used is abstract with loads of superlative adjectives that most would have a hard time relating to and understanding how their daily lives would change on Day 1 of a post-Moishiach world.

    in reply to: Price Controls to Fight Inflation #2101358
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    In a rare case of agreement, UJM’s comments about retirement is entirely correct. Subsequent to his “retirement” as a neurosurgeon and NASA rocket scientist, he has been working as Walmart “Greeter” for nearly a decade, sharing his charm, warmth and empathy with all who pass through the doors.
    On a serious note, I think we all know individuals whose “decline” either began or accelerated substantially following their retirement, especially for those whose life and social network revolved around their professional engagement and structure of getting up every AM, driving to the office, checking emails every 5 minutes etc.

    in reply to: looking for an apartment to rent in israel #2101338
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    I think OD has it right. If you want to be true to your chutznik hashkafah, go chutz. Baltimore, Lakewood or Aspen.

    in reply to: The yeshiva world coffee room and its illustrious history #2101183
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    “Between the chabad rant threads, the israel rant threads, and the fake news….

    How could you omit the all-time CR favorite, 328 separate threads on variations o the “Shidduch crisis” or perhaps thats what you meant by the “fake news”??

    in reply to: looking for an apartment to rent in israel #2101177
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    Chutznik chassidish as in willingness to hold a PT job while learning?? Employment opportunities vary substantially across the various locations suggested above.

    in reply to: Time Machine #2101166
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    Avram: You miss the point. At todays precious metal prices, Reb Josef could have made a fortune on recycling the egel ha’zahov. He is always thinking ahead.

    in reply to: looking for an apartment to rent in israel #2101012
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    What is your style and what do you mean by “too Israeli”?? would you prefer a Bedouin tent close to Chevron? You talk about a “cheap dirah”. Lots of those available in older buildings in both frum areas of Jerushalayinm and outer ring suburbs., some of which are firetraps with dangerous wiring, propane stoves, no a/c and dark but what you pay for is what you get.

    in reply to: Opulence Worshippers #2100979
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    Ruchniyus versus Gashmiyus is a false alternative if there is a balance and the choices are correctly framed. Not all gadolim live in dingy apartments with few amenities and are dependent on modest donations for their survival. Nor does toras moshe or the concept of hidur mitzvah dictate spending tens of thousands of dollars to fly the family to South Florida and rent a Villa for yom tov or to spend $75,000 for a new all electric Tesla or BMW to be mehader the woke mitzvah of tikun olam. A balanced life of learning with time for a parnassah assures that one’s life is not driven by an instiable appetite for opulence.

    in reply to: Recycling #2100968
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    noMessorah: So with all your study of what chazal have brought down and taught us on the relevant subject matter, is it OK for a frum yid to sort the trash into regular and recycling bags on pickup day or is it a bigger mitzvah to avoid the woke solution and to combine all the garbage and drive 25 miles to dump it ourselves in the landfill??

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2100800
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    “The issue is what do you say to someone who is just sitting and not learning?

    GET A JOB!!!

    in reply to: Supreme Court Ruling Over Gun Conrol #2100758
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    NYC will drag out the implementation of the order and find “new” conditions that will have to be litigated.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100640
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    Court also ruled this morning that denominational prayer by public employees is OK in public events like football games, school meetings, etc.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100618
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    We will know z’man moishiach is imminent when we go a week here in the CR w/o debating weather Reb A was a bigger talmid chacham or more chashuvah than Rav B, or a more influential posek etc. etc.

    Aseh l’cha Rav (Rabbanit) and stick with him (her) until you have reasons not to.
    P.S. Just trying to elicit a response on a slow, cloudy Monday AM

    in reply to: Who should I give my Mayseh money to? #2100612
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    @CS: You suffer from a low chuckle threshold

    in reply to: Who should I give my Mayseh money to? #2100551
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    CA: Oy. Not very funny…..well below your usually high standard for humor.

    in reply to: what is a woman #2100535
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    CA: I never equated Agudah to MAGA. I said that segments of the so-called New Right Christian evangelicals would throw yidden under the proverbial bus “faster than you can say MAGA”.
    I have great respect for Agudah’s work, both in DC and state capitals. I have no real insight but suspect that R ‘Chaim Dovid Zwiebel is not a big MAGA fan but has to deal with political world as it is. I’m concerned for reasons noted earlier that there are risks for Agudah and any of the politically active yiddeshe mosdos to get too far out over their skis on some of these alliances.
    Enough said.

    in reply to: Price Controls to Fight Inflation #2100517
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    For those too young to recall the last real effort to use UJM’s price control model to address escalating energy prices, the Carter administration attempted to impose price caps on crude oil and distillate products during the OPEC oil embargo in the late 1970s. It was an unmitigated disaster and did little other than further shrink domestic supplies and provide a generation of lawyers with full employment in litigating lawsuits against the DOE rules which weren’t finally resolved until 2005.

    in reply to: what is a woman #2100516
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    “I’m talking about the Agudah and you’re switching to evangelicals, they are both “religious” but that’s it..

    Sorry I wasn’t clear. I’m not equating Agudah or any yiddeshe mosdos to the Evangelical Christian groups with whom we occasionally find common positions. I am very skeptical of the their motives and longer-term agenda for Yidden and EY. Personally, I’m not all that interested in being a participant in their armageddon plans for z’man moishiach. Some of the same evangelical wingnuts that Trump invited for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in yerushalayim are also part of a traveling circus with former General Michael Flynn, the Pillow guy and other meshugaim advocating for making the bible (aka NT) and “God’s Natural Law” the ultimate governing framework for American jurisprudence.

    in reply to: Price Controls to Fight Inflation #2100482
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    Where is Jimmy Carter now that we need him??

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100480
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    AnonJew: Your gratuitous use of the term “proabortion” women presumes to speak for all woman who believe that every woman should be able to make her own decision on terminating an unwanted or risky pregnancy, rather than having the outcome forced upon her.

    in reply to: what is a woman #2100478
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    CA: Not “All” but a significant number of those who profess their love and support for their “Jewish brothers and sisters” view it all through the prism of a fundamentalist Christian world view. While we make convenient political allies on some public policy issues, its important to keep that perspective in the background

    in reply to: what is a woman #2100267
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    “We would have ceased to exist long ago, if we had subscribed to Judeo-Christian values as the basis of we are…

    nOmesorah makes a really important point. Those like Agudah who are issuing press releases applauding the Roe decision and kvelling about the Republicans pledges to restore America to its founding “Judeo-Christian” values really have zero interest in the Judeo part. While you may see an occasional frum yid with yeshivsh lvush, black hat and beardl lined up in the photo ops, their concept of yiddeshkeit is more aligned with Jews for Jesus and evangelical messianic dogma. They would throw us under the bus quicker than you can say MAGA (not that the left-wing Dems are any better).

    in reply to: We must stop the hostile takeover of YWNCR #2100262
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    Geez…..this thread is making R’ Yosef seem like an erudite commentator.

    in reply to: looking for an apartment to rent in israel #2100256
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    “Southern Lebanon and Jordan are both parts of Eretz Yisroel with inexpensive housing”

    Yup, but still a bit difficult to find a minyan, mikvah or chassideshe hashgacha.

    in reply to: Price Controls to Fight Inflation #2100251
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    What about price caps on Turkish taleisim and esrogim from Calabria??

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100127
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    “You are truly ignorant of the realities of the legal system…”

    CT Lawyer: I’m certain R Yosef is fully aware but is just getting off on eliciting his usual trollish responses. As noted elsewhere, Kavanaugh’s concurrence today was explicit on the right to travel out of state for abortions in states such as New York and yours where it is entirely legal. In fact, a law just enacted protects medical providers and patients seeking abortion care who come to Connecticut from other states along with expanding access to abortion in Connecticut.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Ruling Over Gun Conrol #2099957
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    UJM: Your application for EITHER model would likely trigger immediate legal filings by CR posters under Article 63-A of the NYS Civil Practice Laws and Rules (“Red Flag Law”) setting forth the facts and circumstances justifying the issuance of a temporary extreme risk protection order by a State Court when there is “probable cause to believe the respondent is likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to himself, herself, or others, as defined in paragraph one or two of subdivision (a) of section 9.39 of the mental hygiene law.” Yesterday’s SCOTUS decision had no effect on such laws.

    in reply to: what is a woman #2099936
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    A person whose birchos hashachar include “shelo asani ish”.

    in reply to: Who should I give my Mayseh money to? #2099752
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    Ask your LRP for a suggestion regarding some individual ben torah who is on the cusp of having to leave kollel for economic reasons. Assuming you are dealing with a modest sum, spreading it out over multiple mosdos is unlikely to yield a visible outcome.

    in reply to: Israeli Parenting style vs the US. #2099710
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    AAQ: But chazal bring down the inyan of how to always be “oleh” on returning home when you live in a cave as some of the troglodytes clearly prefer.

    in reply to: We must stop the hostile takeover of YWNCR #2099596
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    The little saychel I occasionally summon is far from “common”

    in reply to: Israeli Parenting style vs the US. #2099553
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    UJM: Thanks for the clarification…..assuming you lived downhill from the cheider, you would have to walk “uphill” in the morning but in theory, that would result in a “downhill” walk to return home, unless your parents moved during the day to a new home further uphill from the cheider, which would reflect TWO uphill barefoot treks in the snow, but only for ONE day. Perhaps you are speaking metaphorically in terms of your raising up your neshama through the time you spent learning your alfeph beis, harassing the girls at the adjacent beis yakov during recess or building LEGO models of the beis hamikdash such that every trek in the snow was an uphill spiritual journey.

    in reply to: We must stop the hostile takeover of YWNCR #2099476
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    And whats wrong with pineapple chicken on Shabbos versus some fatty overcooked red meat with beans that threatens both gastronomical norms and global warming.

    Seems something about bathroom humor really attracts you and Mr. Saychel. You aren’t the same person are you?

    in reply to: Israeli Parenting style vs the US. #2099474
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    ‘And even within frum communities you’ll find vastly different parenting styles between Williamsburg compared to Lakewood compared to Five Towns’

    Assuming this is a serious comment, HOW are the parenting styles different as between Willy and Lkwd??

    in reply to: Ronald or Donald? #2099414
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    UJM: I won’t bother responding since you know Obama tried to stay in the background for most of the first year of the Biden administration (working on his new media production company). He had a few speaking engagements but nothing of substance. I would agree that Trump would likely prevail if the primaries were held in the next few months but 2.5 years is a LONG time in politics.

    in reply to: Ronald or Donald? #2099397
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    “Almost all of that attention is being given to him by his enemies…”

    Yup…no matter how hard he tries to avoid media attention, he still ends up in the spotlight. i

    in reply to: We must stop the hostile takeover of YWNCR #2099394
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    Shalom, v’livracha. Have you tried “Emes Social”. No limit on multiple dysfunctional personas.

    in reply to: Ronald or Donald? #2099306
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    “No other president has garnered so much attention while outside of office..”

    True, but consider WHY. Historically, FORMER Presidents don’t continue litigating election outcomes once they leave office. Go back and look at every modern era President and you will see a uniform pattern of allowing their successor to govern w/o daily commentary via call-ins to major TV morning shows, much less a constant stream of news releases on what looks like WH stationary engraved with “OFFICE OF THE 45th PRESIDENT”, news conferences from behind a podium with a presidential seal and political rallies as if in the final weeks of a presidential campaign. The Donald can’t stand being out of the public spotlight an HE is inserting himself into our daily news cycles.
    Would there still be a degree of TDS if he suddenly shut up, shut down the MAGA rallies and took up painting like GWB or teaching Sunday School like JC. Of course, but nowhere near the
    circus show he himself creates and continues to sow turmoil wherever he goes.

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