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  • in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2123015
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    Ujm and Reb Eliezer: Adultery is always inexcusable, no matter who does it and what the reasons are.

    in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2122780
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    Ujm, my reply to that would be that it’s some of the darkest evils of our society that are responsible for divorces.

    in reply to: Israeli concerts during Aug 2022 #2111027
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    πŸ€£πŸ˜„πŸ™‚πŸ˜„
    As you can clearly see, this thread is far more entertaining than any concert would be.
    Struggle resolved!

    in reply to: wifi and place to stay in country #2109568
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    Most public libraries provide wifi; there must be some of those in the country.
    Att: Poster who questioned value of libraries πŸ“š

    in reply to: school memories #2107285
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    Coffee addict, I work in a school. Speaking from experience, there’s very little fear of what non-Jews will think or do; after all, they’re not in school with us. There is, however, a very real fear on the part of the teachers as to what the students’ parents will think or say. Many times teachers will hesitate to punish children out of a reluctance to deal with angry parents. I have seen teachers write report cards that were more fiction than truth, rationalizing with, “can’t upset the parents”.

    in reply to: Libraries, What are they good for? #2107043
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    Right writer, where else would you get books if not a library?

    in reply to: Food Boxes-Brooklyn and New Jersey #2104644
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    Does anyone have a link to sign up for food boxes in Rockland County?

    in reply to: what is a woman #2099982
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    Even if the specific laws being passed don’t have any practical ramifications for frum yidden, they directly affect the culture of the country we live in. It’s extremely difficult- if not impossible- to live in a country and not be influenced, at least to some degree, by the surrounding culture.
    There are also so many non-Frum yidden living in the USA who will be directly affected by these laws. We should care about them, too.

    in reply to: moshiach by 2030? #2098065
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    I sure hope that Moshiach will come well before 2030.
    Regarding your calculations, though, keep in mind that we don’t really know what year we’re currently in. We assume it’s 5782, but according to some opinions we may be off by a hundred years or so.

    in reply to: CAN WE TAKE A TIME MACHINE TO THE PAST OR FUTURE? #2090032
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    Books are the greatest time machines imaginable.
    Through them, I can travel to any time and place I choose, can meet any famous person I choose, witness historic events…all while lounging on my couch and munching potato chips.

    in reply to: Youthful Misconceptions #2081578
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    Did anyone else grow up hearing that if you look at the kohanim in shul during birchas kohanim, you’ll become blind in one eye?
    Or that the reason no one eats giraffe is because no one knows where to shecht it?

    in reply to: Daylight Savings time #2076443
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    Dry sense of humor, that’s not quite true. The bill has advantages for:
    * Women who work on Fridays and could use more time to prepare for Shabbos after arriving home.
    * Families and individuals who would like to travel to out-of-town relatives for Shabbos without having to take off from work or have their children miss school on Friday.
    * Anyone who works full time and would like to have time to daven Mincha after arriving home.
    I do agree, however, that the disadvantages of the bill far outweigh the advantages. This is true especially for frum hidden, but is true for others as well.

    in reply to: shidduch prospects #2075607
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    Maybe.

    in reply to: Daylight Savings time #2074310
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    Wolfish musings;
    And you believe that???

    in reply to: Coffee stained tzitzis #2071452
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    Huju, you would be surprised at how many people think that yelling is an effective way of getting rid of chometz before Pesach.

    in reply to: Styrofoam hot cup Ban in NY #2065262
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    Justlooking: On my last trip to Israel, I drank chocolate milk out of a plastic bag!
    New York’s liberals would probably have disowned me…..
    But it was delicious!

    in reply to: Fancy Trip Statuses #2061643
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    Ujm, for the same reason anyone would travel.
    We all enjoy a vacation every now and then.
    This world is full of independent women who don’t see the lack of a traveling companion as a reason to stay in quarantine permanently. πŸ˜‰

    in reply to: Fancy Trip Statuses #2061475
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    There’s also the safety aspect to consider.
    While publicly posting pictures of your vacation, consider the fact that you’re also publicly advertising an unoccupied house (yours).
    There have been instances where houses have been broken in to and robbed after their owners posted vacation photos online.
    In addition, if you’re a woman traveling alone, be mindful of your personal safety. Women have been attacked in the past because of this! Unfortunately, there are those who see a woman traveling alone as an easy target. Thanks to the photos that she’s foolishly posted online, these criminals not only know that there’s a woman traveling alone, they also know her name, what she looks like, and which hotel she’s staying at!

    in reply to: End of the mask mitzva cult? #2059393
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    Let’s all face up to the facts:
    There are some people who have no issues with mask – wearing, and who will happily mask themselves when requested to do so. They see this as a way of showing derech eretz, of being courteous, cooperative and respectful of other’s wishes.
    There are other people who are resentful when asked to don masks. They believe masks are pointless, and that by being made to wear one, they are being denied the right to breathe freely and that their liberties are being infringed upon.
    Know this: whichever group you belong to, you won’t be able to persuade anyone from the other group to your way of thinking.
    Don’t even try.

    in reply to: interesting calendar phenomenon #2042166
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    If the molad of Tishrei occurs on Monday or Tuesday morning, under certain circumstances Rosh Hashana may be pushed off to the next day, due to reasons very few people understand (and I’m not one of them:) ).

    in reply to: interesting calendar phenomenon #2041998
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    As Reb Eliezer pointed out, we have a 19 – year cycle of leap years and non – leap years.
    We are currently in year 6.

    in reply to: interesting calendar phenomenon #2041908
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    During a non-leap year, Asara B’Teves will fall on the same day of the week as Purim.
    During a leap year, Asara B’Teves will fall on the same day as the following Simchas Torah.

    in reply to: interesting calendar phenomenon #2041912
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    Another interesting calendar phenomenon:
    This past Rosh Hashana occured on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Next year Rosh Hashana will occur on Monday and Tuesday.
    However, next year Chanuka will occur on the exact same days of the week as this year, with Rosh Chodesh on Shabbos and Sunday, just as this year.
    Go chew on that one. πŸ˜ƒπŸ©

    in reply to: interesting calendar phenomenon #2041689
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    Reb Eliezer, that’s almost right.
    When the first day of Pesach is on Shabbos, Shavuos will begin on a Sunday, not on a Tuesday.

    in reply to: Accounting for potential misunderstandings #2041666
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    If something can be misunderstood, it probably will be.
    It’s annoying, but try to live with it.

    in reply to: where to you live #2041665
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    Ymribiat, you are touching on a sore topic here!
    Most of the frum residents of Rockland are pretty upset by the construction going on here. The problem is that people who come in from out-of-town, but property here, and bribe the local officials to allow them to build multifamily dwellings.
    Most of the time, before a multifamily house is built, there is a hearing in Town Hall before the builder gets permission to build. Its happened so many times that the entire neighborhood comes to the meeting to protest, and the permit is given anyway.
    I personally know someone who attended such a meeting. The building was going to take place in her neighborhood; she and all her neighbors attended the meeting and howled in protest. Afterward, this person approached a town official privately and commented, “but if they pay you enough money, they’ll get the permit. Right?” The reply was, “uhh… right”.

    in reply to: Kiddish/Chillul Hashem #2041627
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    AviraDeArah: If a man is walking toward a door and notices a woman following behind him who is pushing a baby stroller or has her hands full, is it halachically problematic for him to hold the door open for her?
    I’m not trying to be cynical here; I’m honestly curious to hear your thoughts on this.
    As far as kiddush Hashem is concerned, any behavior on one’s part that reflects the fact that one is a servant of Hashem automatically constitutes as kiddush Hashem.
    The opposite type of behavior constitutes the opposite of a kiddush Hashem.

    in reply to: interesting calendar phenomenon #2041620
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    Yabia Omer, the interesting phenomenon is this: There are 4 possible days of the week that the first day of Pesach can fall out on. 2022 – 2025 will be a four- year span where we have Pesach occurring on each of the four possible days.
    It’s interesting to note that we had the same phenomenon during the years 2021 – 2024.
    After 2025, the first day of Pesach won’t occur on Sunday again for approximately 20 years.

    in reply to: where to you live #2041308
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    Rockland County, New York. I share my backyard with squirrels, groundhogs and deer. Baruch Hashem, I have never spotted a bear in my neighborhood- though I know people who have!!!

    in reply to: I have terrible table manners #2040915
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    Theshadchansays: Pizza is generally not eaten with a fork; fingers are acceptable.
    But if you regularly eat foods such as chulent, kugel, rice and sesame chicken with your fingers, to the point where you’re not entirely sure what a fork is for or how to use it, you should definitely practice at home!

    in reply to: WILL HASC CONCERT TICKETS GET CHEAPER THAN FIVE HUNDRED MEYOS??? #2038436
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    Ujm, perhaps, but anyone has the right to charge admission for entering their property.
    If I hold a concert or Torah class on my property or on a property that I am currently renting, I’m allowed to charge an entry fee.
    Anyone sneaking onto the premises without paying is guilty of theft.
    If someone would to find a space on public property that’s close enough for them to hear the class or concert, they would be allowed to stand there and enjoy without paying.

    in reply to: What is the worst insult you can receive #2038233
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    What’s considered insulting is very dependent on many factors, such as:
    Your relationship with the person you’re speaking with.
    The context in which the comment was made.
    The speaker’s tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.
    How many and which people the comment was made in the presence of.
    A remark that seems highly offensive in one situation may seem innocent or even complimentary in another.

    in reply to: Kiddish/Chillul Hashem #2038232
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    The definition of Kiddush Hashem is: Anything that increases Hashem’s honor in this world.
    If I, sitting in the total privacy of my own home, reach for my smartphone to access a trashy website, and then, deciding it won’t do anything good for my mind, decide to reach for a Jewish book (or better yet, a sefer) instead- that’s a kiddush hashem.
    If, during a conversation with a friend, I have the urge to relate a interesting bit of loshon Horace, but then think better of it and keep quiet- that’s a kiddush hashem.

    in reply to: Chess Invented By… #2034869
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    Nittel on December 24th, from sunset until midnight. This year it’s on Shabbos.

    in reply to: Chess Invented By… #2034788
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    Umj, nittel occurs on Shabbos this year; please don’t spend time online on Shabbos!

    in reply to: Women Doing Men’s Jobs #2026470
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    If any of the men on this forum would offer to support me financially for the rest of their lives so that I can spend my time baking brownies, knitting, and learning Chumash…it’s a deal.
    I’ll even share the brownies with him.

    in reply to: I’m leaving for Mincha now . . . #2024986
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    A custard donut, please. πŸ™‚
    Tonight’s Rosh Chodesh, and I need to start practicing for Chanukah!

    in reply to: I’m still waiting…. #2019230
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    Ujm, is WoW reform? If you say it is, I believe you; however, many people are unaware of this.

    in reply to: I’m still waiting…. #2019112
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    Can you be more specific?

    in reply to: Two groaners #2019032
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    in reply to: what happend to the cr? #2018933
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    Any coffee room is only as good as its participants.
    Get to work!

    in reply to: Any one know any dibuk stories #2018762
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    That’s a pretty disrespectful way to talk about a serious and important topic.
    I have an urge to give you a taste of something “geshmake” and “horrifying” right now.

    in reply to: Behavior during nuchem availim #2018068
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    That’s terrible.
    Someone should have asked them to leave.

    in reply to: mesivta bochurim #2017118
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    Farbycoffe, do you have wax in your ears?
    I told you I like being myself.πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘ΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

    in reply to: mesivta bochurim #2017087
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    I don’t want to be a bochur.
    I like being myself.πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘ΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

    in reply to: mesivta bochurim #2017025
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    I’m not a bochur and never have been (well, at least not in this lifetime).

    in reply to: Was the 2020 election stolen? #2014739
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    UJM: A person who isn’t qualified to be President (for whatever reason) cannot be elected vice-president.

    in reply to: Was the 2020 election stolen? #2014284
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    If it’s only opinions, then yes.

    in reply to: Random funny jokes! #2014250
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    Shmili, it means “also”.

    in reply to: being in style #2013267
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    It’s your choice whether or not to wear what’s in style.
    I generally decide what to wear based on my own taste and comfort. And no, I haven’t been arrested. Not yet, anyway.

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