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Ignoring Yosef’s usual (unsubstantiated) rants, the evangelical’s “plan” for the role of yidden in the events leading to THEIR “zman moishiach” is not exactly something we should look forward to. Also, just as we have our own share of crazies on the left, the right wing Evangelical crazies are even more dangerous in terms of what they believe can be done by government to achieve what they view as “god’s plan”.
Assume you are contemplating living in Punta Patilla in PC….I’m not really sure why but a fairly large percentage of Panamanian yidden lean towards “frum”/”traditional” as compared to most other countries in Latin America. Also, the airport at PC has really good connections to both the U.S. and Europe. I’ve passed through there various times on business and vacation trips but never “lived” there so cannot really comment on what daily life would be for a young family but I know they have kosher markets, one or two restaurants and an orthodox school. Its also great if you like the outdoors…you are literally in the rainforest less than an hour’s drive from home.
“How do you know he hasn’t yet?…”
Yeah…how do you know he hasn’t been lurking here for years and posting as some Trump-hating, progressive yid suffering from acute TSD??July 10, 2022 12:14 am at 12:14 am in reply to: Inefficient and Sketchy Non Profits / Tzedaka organizations #2104670
There are a number of websites that provide some review and assessment of the legitimacy and efficiency of charities but they don’t cover a lot of “religious” groups or yiddeshe mosdos. Thus, you really have to know the individuals involved, perform some due diligence and drill down to see if their demonstrated performance resonates with their stated mission.July 9, 2022 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm in reply to: A Generational Change in Jewish Naming Conventions #2104646
Why would you call your daughter Devoiry or Ruchy rather than Devorah or Rachel?? I guess you have a problem with names from the torah having changed Yosef to UJM….
AAQ: Average prices for regular dropped below 5$/gal before the July 4th weekend (when gas prices usually peak) and have gone down further this week to about $4.71. By definition an AVERAGE prices means that some locations will be paying more and others less. There are areas of the Gulf Coast today where gasoline prices are about $4/gallon and elsewhere $6.50 gallon. This is still considerably higher than the $3.25 when Biden took office and then spiked much higher after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And yes, average prices are unlikely to go much below $4/gallon for the near term.
This was covered extensively on the News page. While there will always be a few crazies who put their own lives (and those of others) at risk by attempting to visit the kever, I suspect the vast majority will stay home and reconnect with their families for RH. The Isreali government should make clear that anyone who goes and is held by foreign forces for ANY reason will be on their own and the government will not risk the lives of others (or the political capital of the state) to rescue them.
“A FULL TANK COSTED ME $70.00 DOLLARS IT IS OUTRAGES THE PRICES”
All caps shouting is also “outrages” and does not endow your post with more credibility.
The price/gallon you quote is typical of the national average selling price for gasoline so is definitely not outrageous. Gasoline prices have been trending down the past 10 days and the price/barrel of crude oil dropped below $100/bbl this morning, down 20% from their peak several months ago. Distillate prices are not 100 percent correlated with crude oil prices and vary considerably based on demand and refinery output. They also come down much more slowly than they rise
CA: If you are feeling a lack of love and attention, we can probably arrange for you to be audited too….
AnonJew: Actually, it is very helpful to my health and well being. My blood pressure is significant lower post-post and my TDS atigen levels substantially higher.
Believing at first that Reb Yosef was a serious poster whose life was dedicated to educating the CR tzibur about all the chumrahs that would support his misogynistic world view, eliciting outraged responses from gullible souls such as myself and ultimately realizing he was a highly talented trollster who was able to construct deceptively simple arguments that generally had some basis in daas torah while flouting the sensibilities and tearing the heartstrings of an increasingly “woke” readership.
P.S. Investing in bitcoin years ago well below 10,000 but getting out way too early when the covid-driven day-trading millenials sitting at home for 2 years drove it up to 60,000+
No politically viable gun control law will result in elimination or substantial reduction in mass shootings. However, at the margin, some of the proposals (more detailed background checks, limits on assault weapons and high capacity magazines etc.) would likely result in materially fewer shootings and lower “body counts” where such attacks occur. Its never been a binary choice and never will.
‘my starting assumption is that both parties are ehrliche yidden..’
Hope springs eternal. Sadly, even when both parties ARE ehrliche yidden, these kinds of questions frequently result in erhlichkeit being left by the door and raw emotions superseding careful and deliberate consideration of halacha and daas torah.
The golf ball in question with the MAGA logo has refused to accept the 1/6 Committee’s subpoena and has advised that on the advice of counsel it will invoke its Fifth Amendment rights. Somewhat odd for a Trump golf ball given his prior harsh comments about those who invoke their right against self-incrimination.
Indeed, the Tumpkopf has had a lot to say about the Fifth Amendment .
“You see the mob takes the Fifth,” he said. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” The ball also has refused to acknowledge whether it was vaccinated against TDS.i
“The sudden obsession with CRG is not about debating the finer points of Halacha. It’s about wickedness and evil dressed up as an innocent discussion…”
I wouldn’t characterize reb yosef as either “wicked” or “evil”, although as noted, I’m also intrigued as to his sudden obsession of CRG. He doesn’t seek like the dating type but thats subjective.
P.S. We did not add any NEW refining capacity during the 4 years of the Trump administration or 8 years of Obama. Much of our existing refinery capacity is configured for “heavy” crude from Venezuela and the mid-East and cannot handle new lighter crude oil from shale gas related production. Until we add new refinery capacity, gasoline price will remain very highly linked to global market prices for distillate product.
Real Truth: National average gasoline retail sales prices (regular) were already at $4.80 (before the July 4th weekend) and with today’s drop in crude oil prices below $100/bbl, gasoline prices should drop even further by mid-week. Check the AAA website where average prices for regular and high-test are updated daily. You may still pay up to $6/gallon in Southern California, some stations in NYC etc. but we are talking about a national average sales price.
So does a baas yisroel need to be wearing a sheitel and wash/bench when eating a slice of pizza made with cholov stam within the confines of a questionable eruv on shabbos??
If you are not working at the Shlachthois, why would any bochur who has the option of working “remotely” want to do so in yenavelt?? Perhaps take some time, go back and learn maseches common sense and reconsider your locational decisions.
So for those who feel that “neo-orthodoxy” has taken yiddeshkeit in the wrong direction, you may want to consider davening at Klal Kol Chumos where everyone is encouraged to find the most lenient psak and share with the other members of the shul. In contrast to the more restrictive and outdated concept of “aseh lcha rav” (aka establish a relationship with ONE Rav and follow his directives) members of the KKC are encouraged to be more accepting and inclusive and arbitrage between different poskim based on who provides the “right answer”.
If I was Rebbitzen Yosef, I’d be at least “curious” as to this sudden obsession with CRG.
Breaking news: Trump kicked his ball from the rough on to the fairway on the 14th hole at his Bedminster golf course this AM. The 1/6 committee apparently has video showing the ball move and is scheduling a hearing on same. This could be the breakthrough we have ween breathlessly waiting for.
The issue here in the U.S. was referenced as “free-range” parenting, most notably publicized in a 2015 incident in Silver Springs MD. A Jewish family (redacted) became a subject of public controversy for allowing their 6 and 10 YO children to walk to and from a local park on their own. About halfway through the walk, the children were stopped by the police and driven home after someone reported seeing them abandoned. The encounter led to Montgomery County Child Protective Services (CPS) investigating the family for neglect. On the next encounter, the kids were detained by the police and held for several hours without being allowed to contact their parents. Neither the police nor CPS contacted the children’s parents directly, and they only located their kids later by calling 911. The issue was debated extensively on local media and ultimate resolved by a new Maryland policy clarifying the obligations of parents with regard to oversight of their kids (aka leaving kids alone isOK unless the kids face immediate and real risk of harm based on location and circumstances).
“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.
CA: I stand corrected.
“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” .
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??
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 .
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.
“start working on yourself now & one day you may become a big gadol Hador..”
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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.
Progressive chazal bring down that when in doubt as to whom to blame for any tzoros that afflict klal yisroel, blame RUSSIA!
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
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//
“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.
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 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.
I think OD has it right. If you want to be true to your chutznik hashkafah, go chutz. Baltimore, Lakewood or Aspen.June 28, 2022 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm in reply to: The yeshiva world coffee room and its illustrious history #2101183
“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”??
Chutznik chassidish as in willingness to hold a PT job while learning?? Employment opportunities vary substantially across the various locations suggested above.
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.
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.
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.
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??
“The issue is what do you say to someone who is just sitting and not learning?
GET A JOB!!!
NYC will drag out the implementation of the order and find “new” conditions that will have to be litigated.
Court also ruled this morning that denominational prayer by public employees is OK in public events like football games, school meetings, etc.
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
CA: Oy. Not very funny…..well below your usually high standard for humor.