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  • in reply to: Brexit, your view #1156352
    GG yekke
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    gavriel 613

    R avraham said because of security issues, he feels yidden are more safe if we not part of eu and because he feels the eu has an anti israeli agenda….

    but he said very clearly that he not in anyway telling people what to do…. many other rabbanim have said to stay…..

    in reply to: Shnayim mikra #1051476
    GG yekke
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    i heard from my mashgiach that the tur says betzibur. when you finish it betzibur you will get arichus yamim since its betzibur and hashem doesnt kill a tzibur… or something upon those lines, and now when they came down to mitzraim “Shivim nefesh” they became a tzibbur …

    another peshat he gave why davka in shemos was to tell you even if you didnt do bereishis you should start from shemos and carry on (and be mashlim bereishis another time)

    in reply to: Nittel #1121703
    GG yekke
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    i heard that some people ‘keep’ (r”l) nitul on the 25th, some on the 6th, some from the 25th to the 6th…. i keep it from the the 6th to the 25th

    in reply to: Stupid things people have said to you #1043057
    GG yekke
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    yes randomex my grandfather was joking, he is very cynical (in a way that’s common on the Coffe Room)in a humorous way and he had lots of one liners of that sort, which he used throughout the shiva

    in reply to: Stupid things people have said to you #1043053
    GG yekke
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    on the subject of stupid things that people said (at a shiva) when my grandmother o”h died after the Levaya by father thanked the Chevra Kadisha and one of them said “its a pleasure”, so my grandfather who happened to hear it told him “you have funny pleasures in life”…

    in reply to: Eating on Erev Yom Kippur #1034916
    GG yekke
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    rabeinu yona has 3 reasons for the mitzvah of eating on erev yom kippur. 1)Since you cant do vesomachtoh v’chagecho on yom kippur we do it on ever yom kippur. 2)To give us koach to fast for yom kippur (and its only a hechsher mitvah) 3) to show that were happy that we are getting a kapora

    the ksav sofer says l’fi r’yonas reasons, women are chiyuv.

    (lichoirah R’ akiva eiger is going lefi reason 2)

    in reply to: Your Report Card Comments #1030940
    GG yekke
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    _______ is a lovely boy with big potential…. BUT….

    _______ works well when he puts his mind to it, what a shame about this year

    all of them start off ____ is a lovely boy ect ect and then continue with a ‘but’ or ‘if only’

    in reply to: Ice Bucket Challenge #1030427
    GG yekke
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    i saw a video of someone jewish doing it in a restaurant. he nominates his people and then he sits down on a chair, and he hands a person the bucket to pour over him, then this other person changes the bucket and pours a whole bowl of tomatoe sauce down him!!!

    in reply to: Moshiach is COMING #1026298
    GG yekke
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    btw rumour has it that two wweeks ago someone asked r chaim kanvievsky a sheaila to do with tischa baav and r chaim said its not a sheaila as moshiach will be here first. i dont know whether that story is true or not but i know someone personally who r shmuel aurbach told him that for these last few days before mashiach comes he should try be a better person. and another person i know who went to r’ shmuel wosner and r shmuel told him not to return to london as moshiach is coming.

    referring to the first story a bochur in yeshiva sent a letter to r’ chaim and part of his sheila was if the rumour is true. he sent it two weeks ago motzei shabbos unfortunately he hasnt received a reply.

    bechol yoim achake loi

    in reply to: Explain Your Username #1019511
    GG yekke
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    we havent heard from poppa bar abba

    in reply to: Jokes #1019315
    GG yekke
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    a friend of mine phoned a butcher and asked ‘Do you have chicken?’ so he answered ‘of course’ so my friend asked ‘do you have chicken legs?’ and the butcher answered ‘yes’ to which my friend replied: ‘then you must look pretty stupid!!!’

    in reply to: Jokes #1019314
    GG yekke
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    the problem is when you phone a goyshe pizza shop which DO sell liver aswell.

    someone i know phoned up ‘Pizza HUt’ and when they told him that they deliver he asked ‘can i please have 2 chicken livers?’ they said ‘Yes’………..

    in reply to: Jokes #1019313
    GG yekke
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    call a pizza shop who do deliveries and ask them ‘DO you deliver?’ when they say ‘yes’ ask: ‘Can i please have 2 chicken livers’ and then they will say ‘we don’t do liver’ so you ask ‘does that mean i have to come pick my order up’ and they answer ‘no we deliver’ and it just goes on and on….

    in reply to: Marrying your first cousin #1018887
    GG yekke
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    R’ AVraham Gurwitz (Rosh yeshiva of GAteshead Yeshivah) married his first cousin (a Lopian)

    in reply to: end of school shtick #1015028
    GG yekke
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    rationalfrummie: you are talking about Little Froggie’s post aren’t you???

    in reply to: A word on Yom HaZikaron #1013702
    GG yekke
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    Avi K: in GGBH the rov goes to the bimah every shabbos after leining and holds the sefer torah and makes a mi sheberach for the Queen and another mi shebeirach for ‘Acheinu yoishvei eretz yisrael…’ but nothing extra was done this week more than any others

    in reply to: Chasuna after Lag Baomer #1012648
    GG yekke
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    if you keep 1st half (2nd night pesach – lag baomer) then you should be allowed

    Although in london most people keep 1st half, there is never weddings during the second half (and there are lots of chasunas during 1st half). My uncle says that this is proof that the minhag hamokom of london is 2nd half (which i think most yekkes do)

    in reply to: Why are tefillin removed before the recitation of hallel? #1013159
    GG yekke
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    In GGBH most people take off during hagbah but we (my family) take off once the sefer torah is back in the aron hakodesh as my grandfather showed us a halacha that one can’t take off ones teffilin when the sefer torah is out of the aron hakodesh because when you take off your teffilin you are being megaleh your head – i’ll try find where the halachah is

    in reply to: Why are tefillin removed before the recitation of hallel? #1013154
    GG yekke
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    Aaron Chaim: on 1st day chh”m pesach when do you take off your tefilin; straight after Hagbah or once the sefer torah is back in the aron hakodesh?

    in reply to: malaysian plane still missing #1030271
    GG yekke
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    well what are the latest theories?

    1)

    the americans have a military airport on a small island in the indian ocean, where they keep B-52 bombers. apparently they shot the plane or landed the plane b/c there was:

    a) a chinese scientist was on board the flight and it “wasn’t in Americas interest” that the scientist reached his destination.

    b) a group of 22 Indian people from a company which deal in “making planes ‘invisible'” – (i’m not sure if this has to do with the Americans or if these indians just succeeded in their job…)

    btw i didnt just make up the theory by myself, its apparently true…

    Any other interesting theories???

    in reply to: basis for afikomen #1012493
    GG yekke
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    i was always told that it is to motivate the children to stay awake and involve themselves in the seder although i agree that its gone overboard

    in reply to: who's a yekke #1012617
    GG yekke
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    with a brocho or without?

    in reply to: who's a yekke #1012605
    GG yekke
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    i daven in munks and for sure not all the congregants are yekkish but there is a large group who are.

    theres also a kehilla in Crown Heights and in Switzerland.

    charliehall: once a yekke always a yekke…

    maybe you should start following yekkishe minhagim like your ancestors did…

    in reply to: who's a yekke #1012600
    GG yekke
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    one who says hi says hi:why do are interested?

    in reply to: who's a yekke #1012599
    GG yekke
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    i’m a yekke through and through…

    in reply to: Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim #1011488
    GG yekke
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    what about kollel? any problems with that?

    in reply to: Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha #1001421
    GG yekke
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    just reminding everyone of the Mishnah in Megillah which says ‘Ain bein adar rishon l’adar sheni, chutz mikrias megillah…’

    in reply to: Learning Torah tonight #995884
    GG yekke
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    Sm29 does that mean u can’t daven or do any mitzvos???

    J caused enough bittul torah himself he doesn’t need any of ur help!!!

    in reply to: Kasha on Vayechi #994194
    GG yekke
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    My dad saw an answer in R’ Zvi Hirsch Ferbers sefer. He says that if one makes a shevuah or a neder to someone who is ill its not chal b/c the only reason he makes it is to appease the person. So yaakov didn’t want Yoisef to know that he was a choileh otherwise the neder which he asked him to make wouldn’t be chal. So then it says ‘Vayehi achar hadevarim ha’ele’ after the neder which he made then he was told that yaakov was ill.

    (Its still a bit of a kasha as rashi says that Efraim learnt with yaakov and WHEN HE BECAME ILL he sent him to call Yoisef which is mashma that he wasn’t ill before)

    in reply to: Al Hanissim Question #990889
    GG yekke
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    i have another question. We say on Chanukah in Al Hanisim ‘Matisyohu BEN YOCHANAN’ what Shychus does Yochanan have here? He became a Apikores? theres no need to mention him?

    (and also by Purim we say say ‘Mordechai v’esther’ and dont say who mordechai’s father was?)

    in reply to: Kasha of Beis Yosef #989820
    GG yekke
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    i heard an answer today from R’ Elchanan Halpern Shlit”a

    When they found the oil they found it buried in the ground of the Azarah, b/c a goy is considered to have Tumei Zovim – and this tumah is metamei even with just moving something. So had the oil been lying around the Yevonim would have moved it thus making it Tamei.

    So we ask that maybe they did move it? we have a Klal that Sofek Tumeh nirshus harabim is tahor so even had the jug been lying around it would have been Tohor in anyway? Why did it have to be in the ground?

    The Yidden planned to use an 1/8 of the Tahor oil each day and then pour in the rest of tomei oil and it would be botul (by doing it slowly, drop by drop each drop is botul). But although we say that Sofek tumeh birshus harabim is tahor it doesnt have the power to be mevatel tamei oil so it had to be buried so that there would be no Safek.

    This was the nes that on the first day they found oil which there was no safek whether it was tahor or tamei

    Good Shabbos

    in reply to: Ping Pong on Shabbos #987177
    GG yekke
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    The Shmiras Shabbos Ke’hilchoso says that one is allowed to play ping-pong on shabbos.

    Bowling isnt allowed for the same reason football isnt allowed: Gezairah that you might come to flatten out the ground. With bowling this is definitely applicable.

    in reply to: Changing to a different nusach #985399
    GG yekke
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    Yaff80: it could be he only switched b/c of Minhag Hamokem.

    Anonymous1000: i suppose it depends on who you are.

    Those who daven Ashkenaz are the ones who say you can switch from Sefard to Ashkenaz but not the other way round, whilst those who daven sefard will tell you that you can change from Ashkenaz to Sefard.

    in reply to: Should Avraham have died at 173? #984722
    GG yekke
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    I heard an answer over Shabbos.There’s a Medrash that says After the akeida Yitzchak went to Gan Eidan to learn for two years. (Btw that’s how yitzchak knew what Gan Eidan smelt like when he smelt Yaakov) For yitzchak they weren’t counted as years as he didn’t physically live. So really when Yaakov and Eisav were born although Yitzchak was 60 Avrohom was 162. So 13 years later when Eisav started serving Avoida Zora, Avrohom was 175.

    in reply to: Yaakov and Esav were really triplets! #988164
    GG yekke
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    WolfishMusings: Im not saying this is p’shat but what Outreach613 could be correct.

    It says that Shem told Rivka that ‘there are two nations in your womb’

    then it says that ‘her time came to give birth and there were twins in her womb’ – it could be that either she gave birth to a still born and then the posuk is refering to after that ‘and there were twins in her womb’ or the torah is only telling us about the ‘alive babies’ so it says that ‘there were twins in her womb’ – two living babies

    in reply to: How to prevent access to wifi on tablet? #1094130
    GG yekke
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    as far as i know there is no real way to restrict ipods/ipads properly, unless you block the appstore as well; otherwise you can just download the FREE google app

    in reply to: How to prevent access to wifi on tablet? #1094129
    GG yekke
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    if its a iPad go to settings and press on ‘Restrictions’ and make a password.

    i am not sure if you can block wifi but you can block ‘safari’ – the internet app.

    you can also block anything including the camera (camera was just a random example)

    to unblock it all you need to do is go back to settings and press on restrictions, type in the password and click on whatever you want to restrict

    Someone ‘donated’ money to my school to buy 30 iPads and they are all restricted like that.

    the only way to get around it is if you know the password (btw – i know the password to the ipads in school even after they have changed it countless times…)

    in reply to: Who is Mordechai Schmutter? #967040
    GG yekke
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    i actually heard that Mordechai Shmuyer is a female…

    in reply to: Turning 13, 20, 30, 40, etc.Shas Ratzon? #961058
    GG yekke
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    The second Chapter in Tehilim says – “Ani Hashem Yiliditecha, she’al memeni ve’tena” – ask from me and i will give it.

    If your question, Jewishness, was are the years 30,40,50,60 (or 60,50,40,30 – what ever you prefer) more of a Shas Ratzon than any other year, i dont think so

    in reply to: Acapella Music #961226
    GG yekke
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    truthsharer – do you mean Shvua shechal Bo

    in reply to: Acapella Music #961218
    GG yekke
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    rebdoniel, i heard from a Sfardi that Sfardim are allowed to listen to music during three weeks. Is that true?

    in reply to: Pranks I wouldn't do on my worst enemy #988852
    GG yekke
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    i heard a story where there was a boy in yeshiva who always used another boys shampoo, without permission, whenever he would go in the shower.

    once this other boy got fed up and filled his shampoo bottle with shaving cream……..

    in reply to: Best prank calls #956292
    GG yekke
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    someone i know called up a butcher and asked “do you have chicken legs” the butcher said “yes” to which this person replied “then you must look pretty stupid” and slammed the phone down

    in reply to: Longest date #952492
    GG yekke
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    a certain Rebbe in my school once told us that he met his wife for the first time 35mins before he got engaged and knowing him it probably was true

    in reply to: Arthritis in young people #948370
    GG yekke
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    sorry for the mistake. The methotrexate used for Rheumatoid Arthritis is given in a MUCH smaller dose than for those with cancer l’o

    in reply to: Arthritis in young people #948367
    GG yekke
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    ive had rheumatoid arthritis for the last 3 years and at first my local doctor told me it was just growing pains but then i was refered to a hospital (as an outpatient)and after blood tests, MRI’s, Ultra sounds they found that i had arthritis. At first i was on Naproxon and then i was referred to another hospital (as an outpatient) and was seen by ‘the best doctor of rheumatoid arthritis in Europe’ and was prescribed with Metotrexate a very strong Anti Inflamatery and am required to go for blood tests every 1 1/2 months to monitor it. i also had one of my knees drained of fluid with a needle and then they injected a very strong anti inflametry in it. Athritis is basically when the imune system fights against the joints and this medication weakens the imune system.

    Hopefully you are better, Intellegent, and i am too late to help you but i thought i would share it anyway for any others who might be suffering from this condition.

    in reply to: Girls' Names #948105
    GG yekke
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    how about MORIAH

    in reply to: How many wives? #1003453
    GG yekke
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    i know of someone (sefardi) who grandfather is married to two ladies. (Not sure where they live because as far as i know according to English,American & Israeli law you are not allowed to marry two women)

    in reply to: The Sefiras Ha'Omar game!! #949735
    GG yekke
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    15th day of the Omer is Rosh Chodesh

    in reply to: The Sefiras Ha'Omar game!! #949734
    GG yekke
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    Since nobody posted on 14 i’ll just do one.

    14 children of Leah (according to the peshat that each child had a twin)

    15 Shir Hamalos

    15 steps in the beis hamikdosh

    15 day of Shvat is the birthday for the trees

    15 day of Av is a Yom Tov

    15 day of Tishrei is Succos

    15 day of Nissan is Pesach

    15 day of Adar is (Shushan) Purim

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