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If a “Yeshivish Guy” wants to sit in Kollel or learn, obviously he is expecting his wife to provide parnassah for the family (unless the couple has wealthy parents willing to pick up the tab). While there are some exceptions, having a college degree (and sometimes a graduate degree) is almost universally a prerequisite to professions paying a good salary. If the guy wants his wife to pay the bills, she needs a college degree.
Daiya has an incredible vegan New York Cheesecake (with OU hashgacha) that is preferred by squirrels and other rodents.
Does someone “keep score” as to which rabbonim have completed the 24 (or whatever one believes the number is) of seforim that constitute “Kol Hatorah Kulah”? Would a big talmid chacham who for whatever reason had only completed 22 or 23 of those seforim not be worthy of reciting the baracha referenced by DaMoshe. One might think the decision would be based on a wholistic assessment of the lamdus and other attributes of a particular Rav versus some numerical score of how many seforim had been mastered.
A bunch of Litvish guys in Black Hats can run up and down 13th Avenue passionately waving yellow flags and singing yechi. Does that make them any less yearning for z’man moishiach than if they did so on Eastern Parkway??
Perhaps you miss the point. Litvish yidden have no less emunah or yearning for moishiach than Chabadniks. They just have a very different perspective on what the lawyers would say are the “conditions precedent” for z’man moishiach.
CS: There are companies which originally had “ties” to the Nazis that were sold decades ago to other entities in the U.S., EU countries, China and even EY. So it really depends on how you want to parse the ownership issue. One of the most widely referenced web sites listing corporations with direct Nazi ties or collaborations listed one of the three largest U.S. banks as selling Nazi war bonds, the 4th largest U.S. pharmaceutical company manufacturing drugs using Nazi slave labor and one of the most widely used providers of 401Ks to American businesses was a major German insurance company providing direct support to the Nazi war effort. There are still some direct 100% owned German companies that haven’t changed their upstream control since the Shoah but many have.
German investment banks and hedge funds hold material equity positions in many Fortune 500 companies and even some Israeli publicly traded companies (including one of the largest Israeli supermarket chains). In today’s global financial markets, its becoming very difficult to say which companies are “German” companies unless you mean 100% owned by a German domiciled entity with ties directly back to the Nazis Y’S.May 24, 2023 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm in reply to: Of the latest hate site fake news Haaretz (Haaretzism) #2192824
If you are a political cynic or pragmatist, you’d want to track ALL the news sites (from far right to far left) and maintain your own assessment of reality. Alternatively, you can subscribe to certain hard copy reliable frum media and make sure you scan the most recent edition before your wife grabs it eruv shabbos to wrap the fish.
Kudos to you for trying to return…..YWN has a fairly wide readership and unlikely too many Chaim Zs were at that Boardwalk on c’hm pesach so with any luck, someone in the CR may actually be able to link these lost pods to their owner. In today’s times, not many people would even go to the trouble.
So it wasn’t you getting off that plane with an umbrella in your hand smiling at the cameras and intoning “peace in our time”???
There are multiple passport expeditors in most major metropolitan areas that will get you a new passport in 48-72 hours with proof of an overseas trip within the next 14 calendar days. (A copy of your airline tickets/travel itinerary is needed along with your old passport). The cost is typically in the range of $500-$700 which really isn’t that much since you will avoid having to stand in line for hours and they are very skilled at getting results.
So Neville, after 2 weeks and 175 posts later, has anything really changed or will you be taking another 4 year hiatus and returning again in 2027 like the Rip Van Winkle of the CR bemoaning the fact that Trump had another election stolen from him and Hunter Biden has announced his candidacy to run against Don Jr. in the 2028 Presidential elections.
Refined palates, ketchup and chulent…..oxymorons??
Square Root: There is new technology available for methane capture and utilization via combustion.
Perhaps only 4X the usual recipe for 10 since in a crowd of 50 you are likely to have several vegetarians and a few who simply don’t like chulent.
After watching a few deep fake campaign ads for both ends of the political spectrum, its going to be almost impossible to know whats real in the coming election cycle. Most impressive was an impassioned video featuring Trump himself endorsing AOC for reelection and Chuck Schumer urging voters in the Third Congressional District on Long Island to reelect George Santos.
AAQ: There were a bunch of FBI agents (including Peter Strozk, Lisa Page etc) who acted like a bunch of jerks with a clear political agenda but nothing compared to the Trumpkopfs planning to “rewrite the constitution” stage a coup and keep him in office after he lost the election. I wish we could wake up in the AM and the Trumps, Bidens, Clintons would all be gone and both parties could put forward some of the really smart and talented young leaders that I suspect most Americans wish they could choose from in the 2024 election cycle.May 17, 2023 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm in reply to: Remembering My Rebbi, Mattersdorfer Rav, Rav Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld ztz”l #2191205
A story he shared regarding a time before his future father-in-law visited his father to speak about the proposed shidduch with his daughter, he saw his father remove from his bookcases every sefer that had his son’s name written inside. The Rav, Z’L explained that it was customary for visiting talmedei chachaim to browse through their host’s bookshelves, and he did not want to “impress” his visitor with anything that did not belong to him personally. Among his great contributions was to compile and reissue the sefarim of his grandfather, the Chasan Sofer to which he added some of his own thoughts.
For over 20 years, California used its more stringent state guidelines on auto emissions to push auto makers to make more efficient vehicles than they otherwise would have been required under EPA federal guidelines unde rboth Democratic and Republican administrations. Likewise, Red states are now trying to impose their own limits on out-of-state mail-order abortion drugs and found some obscure Federal Judge in Yenavelt Texas to issue an order restricting nationwide sales of that drug to impose their moral values on All. States’ right when it works our way but otherwise federal preemption .
Reminder that it is Justice Gorsuch, the author of the opinion, who has consistently pushed back as to how the dormant commerce clause can be applied. Justice Gorsuch’s opinion holds that California’s law on pork sales is strictly kosher because it doesn’t intentionally discriminate economically against out-of-state businesses, unlike other state laws that the Court has struck down. Gorsuch along with conservative Justices Thomas and Barrett were true to their federalist beliefs and did not find any Constitutional basis for federal preemption of a state’s policy preferences on how food sold in that state should be produced. To rule otherwise, would grant the federal government powers to override state laws on virtually unlimited matters of varying import, something that seems to have escaped the Chief Justice.
Justice Kavanaugh puts it best: California “has attempted, in essence, to unilaterally impose its moral and policy preferences for pig farming and pork production on the rest of the Nation” and “propounded a ‘California knows best’ economic philosophy” that “undermines federalism and the authority of individual States.”
Justice Gorsuch writes that Congress, under its Commerce Clause authority, can pass a law that overrules state regulation like California’s. That’s a good message to send to Capitol Hill. But until that happy day, and especially in this polarized era, the majority opinion will embolden more states to impose their social policies on the commerce of other states.
The Court’s majority also offers no clear guidance to lower-court judges who will have to decide challenges to those state laws. Don’t be surprised if the policy preferences of judges replace the judge-made doctrine the Court has now thrown over the side.
So Sam Klein, our perpetual “blame it on Hashem” acolyte wants to know why Dems hate Trump? Well, given the YWN editorial guidelines limiting the length of responses, its really difficult to respond other than to observe that even the Ebeshter may be having second thoughts.
Itchy: If you type “di letzte gedank’ into your browser, click on the first item you can hear the entire soundtrack including the Shtinkowitzs’ arrival from Romania and their efforts to get through immigration at the airport…absolutely hysterical starting with Chaim’s efforts to explain to an obviously Black immigration officer what he will be doing for a parnassah (aka professional “schneurer”). When the “aroma” from the shmates in his suitcase triggers a question as to how long he has been wearing those clothes, the response seems to be since churban bayis sheini…and on and on…
RayKaufman: If you are involved in the development of new generating stations in EY, than you probably know that an ehrliche yid named Idan Ofer (from OPC Energy and the Rotem plant) has purchased one of the fastest growing independent power companies in the Eastern U.S. (Competitive Power Ventures based in Silver Springs MD). Thus, we have yiddeshe electrons that are not “flowing” but remaining in their atoms while the yiddeshe energy flows all through the PJM interconnection from Baltimore to Lakewood up to the NYISO.
There are powerplant workers in the U.S. who are also Jewish, although the numbers are obviously de minimis relative to those working for Chvrat Hahashmal. Do we not worry about it because the likelihood a jewish powerplant operator or worker in the NYISO or gPJM dispatch center is a Yid?
Will an AI powered computer be able to tell whether several CR contributors posting under different participant names are really the same poster and whether their contributions are serious or meant to be trolls??
Rav Mavis does not owe anyone an explanation beyond his statement and the public efforts he made, with the assistance of the Charles’ staff, to participate while recognizing the shabbos context. The small-minded comments here (“political pulpit rabbis”) are not much different from those who describe R’ Yosef and R’ Lau as “political hacks”.
While I admittedly am well to the left of most posters (but admittedly have been dragged a bit to the center) and we still have several of the most gifted trollsters on social media (R’ Yosef reincarnated as UJM), the sad part has been the proliferation of a growing number of mindless and childish topics post by the BBC (bored bochurim chavrusah). And yes, despite several thousand posts since your last visit, the FDC has still not approved a cure for the shidduch crisis.
Visit us again in 5 years and perhaps the CR will be populated entirely by AI bots emulating R’ Yosef
“And then he sat there, in the church, listening to real goyishe blabber….
Yechiell: Well, we sit here respectfully listening to real yiddeshe blabber from you about a Rav you have obviously never met. You are entitled to your misinformed opinion about his actions (and those of prior chief rabbonim of the UK) who weighed the pros and cons of participating in key events in British history and decided on a case-by-case basis whether and hot to participate. Rav Mirvis concluded here that his presence was in the best interests of the kehilla he is responsible for and most yidden in the UK respect his decision. I wasn’t a big fan of Jared Kushner driving in a big limo to the inaugural on shabbos back in early 2016 but respected the “pikuach nefesh” rationalization underlying the dispensation for chilul shabbos ostensibly received from his Rav.
I frequently go back to the musar from Rav Yisreol Salanter who advised those who came to him seeking condemnation of the actions of others to focus on their own neshamah and leave the rest to the Ebeshter.
“And then he sat there, in the church, listening to real goyishe blabber….
Yechiell: Well, we sit here respectfully listening to real yiddeshe blabber from you about a Rav you have obviously never met. You are entitled to your misinformed opinion about his actions (and those of prior chief rabbonim of the UK) who weighed the pros and cons of participating in key events in British history and decided on a case-by-case basis whether and hot to participate. Rav Mirvis concluded here that his presence was in the best interests of the kehilla he is responsible for and most yidden in the UK respect his decision. I wasn’t a big fan of Jared Kushner driving in a big limo to the inaugural on shabbos back in early 2016 but respected the advice he ostensibly received from his Rav.
ZAfter the religious service has ended, the King will receive a greeting by Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist leaders.
The move reflects Charles’ deeply-held belief in promoting unity between different faiths through championing interfaith dialogue and celebrating the major religions practised in the UK.
“At the coronation he [R’ Mirvin] will be asked to swear oath to King Charles…
Zeturth: Again, NOT truthful. The so called “oath” will be elicited after the ceremony from millions attending the live ceremony, lining the nearby streets and watching on TV. Neither Rav Mirvin, hid predecessor R. Saks, Z’L nor any Chief Rabbi in modern times has ever “sworn’ an oath of allegiance to the monarch nor have they ever been in a situation where they were asked to.
Also, the participation of R’ Mirvin will be AFTER the religious portions of the coronation ceremony which will be limited to Bishops of the Anglican Church. Participants from other religious denominations will offer “greetings” in a separate portion of the ceremonies AFTER the religious segment. This will be the FIRST time there will be formal participation from reps from other religious groups which the palace has described as “an unprecedented gesture that will reflect the religious diversity of the Realms of King Charles III”. However, the “greeting” (which will be in a form of best wishes and good health for the new monarch and his family) from Rav Mirvis will NOT be audible for anyone watching on TV or outside Westminster Abbey because the Rav will be standing AWAY from the podium where the broadcast microphone is situated and unless he has a really loud voice, ONLY the royal party on the podium or in the first few rows will hear a word he says.
I understand that many feel he should not be there at all on Shabbos, but the Rav is an ehrliche yid who has done much for the tzibur living in the UK and believes his participation is both necessary and justified under HIS understanding of halacha.
An embroidered cloth screen is decorated with a large tree which represents the 56 member countries of the Commonwealth and three angels flying above it.
Is there some local support network for the OOT Kollel Yungerleit to transition out of kollel after several years when they are ready to enter the work force part or full time or do they gnerally move back to the major NY/NJ areas once they leave kollel??
Anyone in chinuch who is posting daily about despising all the parents, teachers and the school in which he lectures is unlikely to be a “big lamdan”, although he may be a legend in his own mind.
Its clear you could build an eruv that appears to address ALL the technical objections to the kashruth of an eruv but some will always oppose as a matter of principle along the lines of Rav Moshe’s objections of “what it might lead to” and other “slippery slope” arguments. Those who hold by eruvim will take advantage of what it offers and others will simply continue to be machmir. Doesn’t seem like the objections could ever be satisfied by the physical attributes of the eruv per se.
“What a disgrace for Israel: Herzog and his wife will be at the church to “honor” the illegimate king on saturday…”
Well, not really since President Herzog will be staying close to Westminster and will walk to the coronation with the Chief Rav of England, Rav Mirvis, shlita. The Rav will be staying at St James’s Palace erev shabbos, daven at a nearby shul and the palace is providing kosher catering with a top hashgacha.
Mobico: Thanks, but he was absent from kindergarden the day they covered civility….in any event, I appreciate the update from Yeshivaguy on his status and obviously, continued teffilos needed
‘Chinese people eat dog meat…’
Most Chinese restaurants serving dog meat lack a good hashgacha.
“I’ll stick with my goldfish
They don’t bite
They don’t need to be house trained
They don’t need to be fed often
They love you the same”
I’d respectfully suggest that an alternative to goldfish is simply to purchase several “Beware of the Dog” signs and place them at your driveway entrance and on your front and back doors. You get all of the benefits of goldfish in terms of not having to walk them, feed them, etc. PLUS the security benefits you are unlikely to get from “Beware of the Goldfish” signs.
When I see the ‘president of Israel’ going to church with his wife on saturday, I kind of like this galus…
Zeruth: Then I suspect you must be kvelling as you watched the PM of EY gulping down a blg ugly looking Lobster on the Shabbos before Pesach at one of the top restaurants in London. Mi kamocha yisroel!!
AAQ: Great point….I’m not always thinking in terms of hashgacha paratis.
“[One option would be to]Lie about it and forge documents…”
On further consideration, this may be a great idea. Specifically, when the OP is arrested and detained at JFK for forging vaccination documents, we can start a pidyon shavuim funding campaign on behalf of West Bank.
West Bank: If getting the vaccine is such a big deal for you, than have your friends fly over to EY and spare you the extreme burden of getting the shot like hundreds of millions of others have done w/o any problems. You will be safe and they will be helping the economy of EY.April 27, 2023 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm in reply to: Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the United States of America. #2185008
CA: he may not be YOUR president but he has and is exercising all the powers of the Presidency so you can blissfully ignore him but that is really irrelevant to what is happening in the real world.April 26, 2023 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm in reply to: I refused to be injected with an experimental product #2184395
Alizgitt: Sorry you feel neglected. We would be glad to vilify you again if that would be helpful in affirming your existence and self-esteem.April 26, 2023 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm in reply to: Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the United States of America. #2184398
“If Trump becomes the 45th and 47th presidents of the US, how many US presidents will be colossal jerks, 1 or 2?”
In fairness, there were other Presidents who might be deemed “colossal jerks”. A recent survey of journal articles by the American Historical Society found that Warren Harding, Ulysses Grant, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Zachary Taylor and Andrew Johnson were the overwhelming choice of historians as the “worst presidents in American history. Having said that, one can challenge the notion that being among the “worst presidents” is synonymous with being a “colossal jerk”. Clearly, the Trumpkopf would satisfy both criteria although there are some who were failures at leadership but not necessarily jerks.uApril 25, 2023 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm in reply to: I refused to be injected with an experimental product #2184131
Most of us have received the vax and boosters w/o any problems and avoided serious Covid issues. For those who chose not to get the vaccines, the biggest issues w343 not being able to get reservations at certain restaurants during 2021/22. Virtually all countries have dropped their Vaccination requirements for entry so travel is no longer an issue. Otherwise, your kvetching about being “criminalized” etc. sounds like the usual anti-vax meshugaas.April 25, 2023 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm in reply to: Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the United States of America. #2184093
According to some (and disputed by most historians)James Polk’s presidency ended on March 3rd. Zachary Taylor had been elected to succeed Polk. March 3rd was on a Sunday and Taylor’s “shomer shabbos” religious convictions would not allow him to take the oath of office on a Sunday. Therefore, with Polk’s term ended and Taylor refusing to be sworn in, Atchison, as as President pro tem of the Senate became president for the day.April 25, 2023 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm in reply to: Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the United States of America. #2184086
David Atchinson was “President” for a day
No one has explained if there is an option of one or both parents can get some part time work and earn sufficient funds in order to sustain the primary focus on Kollel learning. I would assume that finding some balance between work and learning is preferable to having to leave Kollel entirely in order to earn a parnassah in the absence of parental or some other third-party financial support. The question seems to be framed as a binary choice.
“It shouldn’t fall within the purview of common sechel to ask ignorant people questions”
Actually, I found your comment rather ignorant since the level of knowledge here in the CR is a lot higher than most discussion boards and individuals here oftern have a considerably higher level of knowledge on rather arcane subject areas than your typical LRP.
Having said that, for those who may be a bit skeptical of the whole inyan of davening at kivrei tzadikim to obtain a segulah, than davening at the kever of some relative of that tzadik would seem especially bizarre, unless that relative has his/her own special yichus.
He did some good work decades ago on water quality and other environmental issues. Then, somehow, he went off the deep end with all sorts of conspiracy theories, aside from just the anti-vax meshugaas.