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When in Rome, do as the Romans. Aguda is an organization founded by Yiddish speaking individuals. Most of the Moetzes are Yiddish speaking people so it makes sense to incorporate that language at an event that they are hosting. If you want an English speaking event, go to an event run by YU or NCSY
I have a good solution for the poster. Learn some Mesilas Yesharim, Chovos Halvavos and start to be a real jew then maybe your problem will be solved.
And life was so much better under Obama for 8 years…….
The first Mishnah in Megillah discusses which days Megillah should be read and gives a reason why specific days Megillah should be read because the it would give time for the Villagers to come to the main City to hear the Megilah. If there is an obligation to be in a place where there is a Minyan, why are the Villagers living where they are without a Minyan? Furthermore, how could Rav Shimon Bar Yochai be ina cave without a Minyan? How did all the Gedolim in Europe who travelled from place to place do it without having a Minyan? The answer is , Halacha dictates that if you are in a town or within reasonable distance of a town that has a Minyan, one is obligated to attend. Otherwise there is no obligation.August 15, 2018 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm in reply to: If a pig was genetically modified to chew its cud, would it be kosher? #1574765
If a women decides to become a man, can she/he be counted for a minyan? I would answer in the negative. Since she was born a women , her essence is a women. So to with a pig, it was born a pig and will remain a pig no matter the changes
It is absolutely permissible to go on vacation if there is no minyan. Shulchan Aruch discusses the obligation of going to a minyan in the town or area where one is located and there is a minyan taking place so one is obligated to go. And refers to one that does not go as shochen rah. Whereas it is not written anywhere prohibiting anyone to go to a place where there is no minyanJuly 10, 2018 11:11 am at 11:11 am in reply to: Baltimores chassidish community is growing by leaps and bounds!!!! #1554720
Takahmamash, it is no coincidence that the term ” right” defines who we are as being right. With all due respect to MO , it is the ” right” that enables communities to flourish. It is the ” right” that have established chesed organizations from Hatzolah Misaskim Bikur Cholim RCCS and so much more. It is the ” right” that typically have lots of children so that tradition is not lost. It is the ” right” that care more about tradition than anyone else. It is the ” right” that have Chabad houses all over the world and spreading Yiddishkeit. It is the ” right” that pushed the Daf Yomi program to become popular. Now that I mentioned all of that what has the ” left” and MO done to promote any of the above?July 6, 2018 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm in reply to: Anyone have any ideas for how to get the Thai boys out of the cave?!?! #1553679
Or drain the swampJuly 6, 2018 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm in reply to: Anyone have any ideas for how to get the Thai boys out of the cave?!?! #1553678
They should get a wrecking ball and smash the perimeter of the cave till it caves in ( no pun intended )
Why is driving a car legal ? Afterall more people die in car crashcrashes than fireworks accidents. What a dumb question.
Joseph , and those that hang out on the internet and claim to know a lofty subject as the Goral Hagrah is not to be believed either.
Pathetic question. Everyone has different tastes. What one loves another will hate. So its a waste of time surveying peoples opinions because it will never align to your liking
If Hashem made you grow hair on your head, what right do you have to take a haircut?
If Hashem made the world without any cars, what right do we have to use them?
Screwdriver delight, if Hashem created you with a brain, what right do you have not to use it?
If Yakov Avinu requested to know when the geulah will be and it was not made known to him, who are we to try and figure it out?July 31, 2017 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm in reply to: Fromer Friends from Yeshiva avoid me (troll thread) #1329692
I feel your pain and don’t ever give up hope. But I think you are mistaken that your friends dumped you because of who you are . To be honest , none of my friends from my Yeshiva years have any connection with me. Not because they did so deliberately but because it happens to almost everyone. People move on in life to different communities and they forget about they youth connections.
Joseph, Do you think your Zeides and Elter Zeides would have approved of your Bitul Zman on the Internet for so many years? Think about it, how many hours and hours are wasted on these frivolous discussions when one could immerse themselves in Torah study and Chesed the way your Elter Zeides did.
There are people who still believe that the world is flat. There are people who do not believe that a God exists. Let people believe what they want. For anybody that has a minute level of intelligence, Donald Trump is THEIR President
Years ago Chulent was made universally the same way. For some reason during the last few decades people add their own stuff that quite frankly takes away the authenticity of chulent. People add Hot Dogs, Coca Cola, Ketchup, rice, corn, everything but the kitchen sink. Why cant the original good old beans, barley, potatoes and meat stay that way? Why mess with what is good?
Flanken is by far the best meat for chulent. Stays tender, does not fall apart and gives chulent the best taste
Rebyid, not with Global Warming happening. The Polar Bears are getting nervous there
I would say it depends on who the women is. If it is a nice eidele looking women, dressed tzeniusdig or an elderly women , no harm done. If the women is dressed provocatively and would cause hirhurim for the man, then the answer would be no. Depends on the circumstance.
Why do men wear expensive Borsalinos and Shtreimels ? For much less they can wear a cap or a cheap straw hat. They actually would not look as strange as a women with a scooter and a printer on their heads
Trump stands for common sense. An old famous saying, pictures speak a thousand words, he is just reinforcing that phrase. A mere 8 years ago we all condemned Obama for hanging out with Rev Wright and rightly so. So if Cruz father was having breakfast with an assassin, it should certainly raise eyebrows. I am not sure why he is being condemned for something that is as light as day
If the show ere to take place a night before Yom Kippur, would these people attend? People do Aveiros during the year and go places where they should not go to as frum Yidden, yet on Erev Yom Kippur they would not dream of going to. That reinforces the opinion of Joseph that it is not appropriate.
#2, that doesn’t prove if their prayers are actually answered.
Queen, I get the feeling you dont pay taxes.
The Queen, what about all the parents who are on Government programs, who is paying for their kids transportation to school?
I was walking in the park the other day and I noticed the tree was smiling at me. So I smiled back. And it said ” Hi there, how are you doing”. Naturally I was freaked out. So I started backing away. To which the tree said” do not be afraid, I dont bite, I just have a bark”
So the answer to your question is yes.March 21, 2016 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm in reply to: What is the appropriate punishment for financial crimes? #1143405
ZD, instead of criticizing those that have a Nisayoin of not stealing why not look at yourself and you will discover you have many imperfections just like the rest of us. Work on yourself before trying to perfect others
Wazz upMarch 20, 2016 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm in reply to: What is the appropriate punishment for financial crimes? #1143389
Zahavasdad, I am sure all your Tax Returns are squeaky clean. You do not pay your cleaning lady off the books, report every cash earning to the IRS. , otherwise you wouldn’t be criticizing those that are not straight.
One thing is for sure, after 120 years , you will not be asked ” were you the best singer”
Yes, only in Chasidishe Chadorim. It wouldn’t quite have the same ring to it if a Kalter Litvak were to try and sing it
The Wolf, it makes a big difference. When a person has a huge Nisayon, should he not know that he will get a huge reward if he overcomes it? The point of the discussion is to difrentiate between 2 people doing the same Mitzvah yet one gets more Schar than the other.
Chazal talk about it.
The answer is that the poor person gets more Schar. When ever a person with a harder Nisayoin is posed with a specific challenge the one who has the harder challenge gets more schar
Joseph, I think you may be wrong. A person feels more attached to his money if he earned it versus if he got it for free. So the Nisayoin of giving Tzedakah between the two people is greater for the one who earned it, so his Sechar should be greater.
The same way Schar is greater to the one who has a harder time overcoming a Nisayoin, this case should be no different
Who are you marrying, the girl or her heels?
Define “nicest”. Nicest hairstyle? Nicest clothing? Nicest Middos? Nicest song? Nicest voice? Nicest appearance?
DY, come to think of it, the world famous heart warming, Vetiher Rabbi Yishmael was composed by Chazzan Kwartin who wad not frum, so it’s not a contradiction to have a non frum person compose a beautiful song
DY is for real, Just did a Google search and it is accurate. So that beckons the Multi Million Dollar question, how can Millions of Orthodox Jews worldwide, sing a song with such holy words to the tune that was composed by a Conservative Rabbi?
Matan1, we have gone too far. Life is not about Designer Clothing and fashion. When people put a stress on that it shows the wrong signals and the wrong message to our youth. We are just passing through this world and the areas that should be highlighted should be Spiritual not Physical. Yes you are right, price tags have nothing to do with Tzenius but everything to do with a disregard to ones Tafkid in this world
You would have been better off writing this thread in Yiddish
Call me old fashioned, I have a siddur bang in middle of the NY Post and I daven out of that. People think I am reading the Post while davening, but really I am simply davening just like everyone else.
#3, Achake Loi bechol Yom Sheyavoi. Period. Dont doubt it for one second that Moshiach wont come tomorrow. Part of the Ikrei Haemunah.October 13, 2015 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm in reply to: My daughter is in Sem in Israel and I'm scared for her #1111872
To anyone who claims Israel is safer for Jews over any other country, I challenge them with the following. From 1947 through 2015, how many Jews in Israel were killed through terrorism, and any other country where Jews were killed through terrorism. I can safely bet the number is staggeringly higher in Israel.
Its one thing to be a pro Zionist, its another thing to outright lie and deceive.
You know, I have a similar problem. The Shul where I daven, have some people who talk during various parts of the davening. It hinders my concentration and I have requested numerous times for quiet but to no avail. I have tried other shuls and encounter the same problem , if not worse. So maybe I should just quit davening?
DaasYochid, if you help someone switch their flat tire and the guy drives off without saying thank you, would it bother you?
The gifts are typically given in bulk to either of the parents or a pile at the wedding. It is common decency to thank the person who gave a gift. It seems that in todays day and age things are taken for granted and sheer manners is lacking, starting with yourself
There was a crooked man, who walked a crooked mile,
who found a crooked sixpence against a crooked style,
he bought a crooked cat , who caught a crooked mouse ,
and they all lived together in a little crooked house.
We are better off with Torah Ave or Baruch learns about Brochos
Goes to show what Toychan the Goyshe chinuch has
Brooklyn Shmooklyn, hop over the GWB and go to Teaneck NJ, Gotham Burger
Walf, they said that in Germany in the early 1900’s.