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  • in reply to: Shlomo HeMelech — Cutting the Baby in Half #2098381
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    he wanted to save the lab fee for doing the test.

    Seriously speaking, the ‘mother’ would just claim that the DNA test results were rigged, like the election results. He wanted to be able to prove it to the lady herself in front of everyone.

    in reply to: Big issue-please advise #2098102
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    Just treat him like a human or better still, ignore him. He’ll soon enough discover that he’s become a human again. These things happen!

    in reply to: Every Yids a safek mamzer #2091045
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    menachem – there is something wrong about your nusach, ‘based on halocha’. I think you mean that for Halachic purposes, or somethnig like that?
    Either way, we rely on it even for when we don’t usually rely on rov, like אין הולכין בבמון אחר הרוב and also we can kill based on this, otherwise if you were mezane with your father’s ex wife or his sister, you could would still be killed. We
    I think the achronim say that once it is paskened for other issues, we then use it for everything.
    either way, the whole issue is only really halachic. Statistically the probabilty that you are a mamzer is almost 0, You rely on that sort of probabilty to fly airplanes without worrying you are going to die. so the whole shaila is only in Halacha, and in Halacha anyway we rely on the Rov, so really it’s quite theoretical.

    For practical purposes you can check the DNA, nowadays many poskim trust DNA testing to a large extent. Ask your local OR. But even if you have proof that your father is indeed your father, you still can allow yourself the pleasure of speculating that you are a mamzer – maybe your grandmother was mezaneh, or one of your great great grandmothers….

    coffee (and cheescake) addict: even though Menachem’s mother has a chezkas Kashrus, and she no doubt deserves her kesuba, it still does not mean that Menachem is not a Mamzer – maybe she was raped b’oines, in which case she would still qualify for kesuba but Menachem would be a mamzer if he was conceived from the rapist.

    in reply to: Real Learners #2089964
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    Even if an oines can daven after sof zman tefilla, (and too many people have stretched the definition of oines….) one can NOT say Birkas Krias Shema. In other words, that means that after Yishtabach, one must skip straight to Shemone Esrey. Quite a guilt-ridden experience….. certainly not one worth repeating!

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2089515
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    common saychel:
    It just sounded suspicious…. it sounds eerily like you’ve spent some time in the one place where a person could meet a bunch of probation officers at any given moment….
    2) I learn full day but I own a bunch of small properties, and run a side business in finance. My limited knowledge of the English language notwithstanding, I have been regularly writing articles (mainly Hebrew but also in English) which have been printed in a wide spectrum of publications.
    ‘Funnily’ enough, my spellchecker (Microsoft Office) changed ‘funnilly’ to ‘funnily’. So either my English is not all that bad, or else is is as bad as Bill Gates. The second option doesn’t worry me – rumor has it that Bill manages to make ends meet, and that he pays all his bills on time…..

    BTW, I’ve never been to Lakewood in my entire life…

    in reply to: Learning on Shovuos – Got It All Wrong #2087689
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    coffee addict: I’m sorry to inform you but you have it all wrong!
    Contrary to popular belief, Shovuos is NOT all about cheesecake. Sorry to break the news! Even little children know it’s all about – flowers!

    Ask my wife! (or any florist).

    [As an aside, as a coffee addict I would have thought that you associate Shovuos with coffee…..]

    in reply to: Learning on Shovuos – Got It All Wrong #2087686
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    I am all for learning on Shovuos night, (and at all times). Minhag Yisroel Torah, and certainly a mimnhag like this, mentioned by the Beis Yosef, the Shelah and others, and is practiced by such a large spectrum of Yidden, Chassidim, Litvishes, Sefardim (although those who do not, and feel they will learn more by learning on Erev Shovuos & Shovuos afternoon also have choshuve rabbonim to back them).

    My point was only that we should not forget the main focus. To miss the wood for the trees.
    We have to be aware and conscious that the main issue of Shovuos is being מקבל תורה ומצות מיד בורא העולם נותן התורה

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2087287
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    commonsaychel: you got me wondering how you got to meet so many probation and correction officers…. funnily, I don’t think I’ve met that many probation/correction officers, even counting all the non-jewish ones…..

    in reply to: The Longest Seder Contest�How Late Will Your Seder End? #2086119
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    n0mesorah; You GotAGoodPoint!

    in reply to: The Longest Seder Contest�How Late Will Your Seder End? #2085376
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    Sorry I couldn’t reply until today – we just, just finished, and I could not type or do any melocho before saying Havdolo

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #2084105
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    Sorry about the delay. i Just saw what you asked.
    I hear, you have a good point. Maybe this is different, because the official job description was teaching girls, you are under scrutiny and have to behave. In the case of the gemoro there was no official interaction between the boy and the mothers so they could have got away with some mischief….
    The tirutz is a Doichak.
    I think your best bet would be to ask one of his sons themselves –
    R’ Todros Miller edited R’ Eliyahu Eliezer Miller  edited

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2084079
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    Skydiving for sport may possibly be osur, the stats are between 1 fatality for every 100,000 jumps to one in 500 K. Need to ask a shaila if that is considered a risk.
    However there is a big mekor in the gemoro and poskim to allow a much higher danger wehn done for parnosso.
    ויעוין בנודע ביהודה (מהדורא תנינא יו”ד סימן י) שנשאל האם מותר ליהודי להתעסק בציד חיות. והשיב’ הציד לשם שעשוע יש בו [נוסף לשאר האיסורים] איסור מצד מה שנאמר בתורה ‘ונשמרתם מאד לנפשותיכם’ (דברים ד טו). ומי לנו גדול ובקי בצידה יותר מעשו שהכתוב מעיד עליו ‘ויהי עשו איש יודע ציד איש שדה’ (בראשית כה כז) ובכל זאת אמר על עצמו ‘הנה אנכי הולך למות’ (שם לב), ופירש הרמב”ן שהכוונה הפשוטה במלים אלו היא שעשו סיכן עצמו כל יום בין גדודי חיות. ומעתה, איך יכניס עצמו איש יהודי למקום גדודי חיות רעות.
    אלא שצייד עני העוסק בצידה למחייתו התירה התורה, כמו שמותר לסוחרים לעבור אורחות ימים בגלל הפרנסה. והתורה אמרה ‘ואליו הוא נושא את נפשו’ (דברים כד טו). ואמרו חז”ל בבבא מציעא דף קיב ע”א מפני מה זה עלה בכבש ונתלה באילן ומסר את עצמו למיתה, לא על שכרו?. אבל מי שאין עיקר כוונתו למחייתו, ומתאוות לבו הוא הולך למקום גדודי חיות, עובר על ‘ונשמרתם מאד לנפשותיכם’.
    So even bull-fighting might be permitted if done strictly as a career, not as a sport.
    וכעין זה מבואר גם בשו”ת אגרות משה (חו”מ ח”א סימן קד) שדן האם מותר להתפרנס ממשחק זריקת הכדורים, וכתב שם להתיר מסוגין דאמרינן ואליו הוא נושא את נפשו, מפני מה עלה זה בכבש ונתלה באילן ומסר את עצמו למיתה, לא על שכרו? וכתב לפרש דאיירי בסכנה רחוקה, והותרה לצורך פרנסה. והוסיף, שבזה מותר לא רק לסכן את עצמו, אלא גם לסכן אחרים. שהרי גם להרוג את עצמו אסור משום ‘לא תרצח’, וכמו שהותר בו כך גם הותר באחרים, ובתנאי שהם יודעים שהם בסכנה והסכימו לזה.
    So skydiving, deep-sea-diving and mercenary are all fine honest professions, but personally, I prefer to live off lottery wins

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2083071
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    LosheHatov (sorry, you are too good to be called Hora!);
    It is a beautiful suggestion to be mechalek between the first and the second Luchos! It needs research! Same that we cant ask R’ Chaim….
    However what you wrote at the end that we never had the luchos in the Beis Hamikdosh – that is only true about the Second Beis Hamikdash, in the first they certainly did have the luchos.

    in reply to: Meaningful Yom Tov #2081544
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    Golden Middle Way. You are amazing! You should have much nachas from your kids, now, AND when they grow up. May you somehow manage to ALSO have spiritual, inspirational Yomim Tovim. Wishing you much koach at every single stage.
    I love you! xxxxxxxxx

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2081289
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    This is the mabit
    בית אלוקים למבי”ט שער היסודות פרק יב
    נצטרך לומר כי היתה חקיקת וחריתת החמשה דברות האחרונים שבלוח השני גדולה מחקיקת וחריתת של לוח האחד חקיקה גסה מכילה בה’ דברות האחרונים הקצרים כל השיעור שמכיל בדברות הראשונים הארוכים, כדי שיהיה נקרא ונראה יותר מה שהוזהרנו בינינו לבינינו, שיצר האדם רע מנעוריו לתאותם ממה שהוא בינינו לבינו ית’ שאין היצר מקטרג עליו על כך:

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2081288
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    The Mabit says that the writing on the בן אדם למקום was smaller than the wriiting on the בין אדם לחברו so that way the 2 Luchos were equal.

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2081287
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    By the way the Luchos were readable from both sides, so both Moshe & the Yidden could read, but it stills is a question on which side was each Luach

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2081279
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    The Luchos did not weigh anything, the Oran was נושא את נושאיו and of course it is the Lucohos inside them that were the main force. (The Aron only served the Luchos, the main kedusha was the Luchos). It was a clear symbol that it is not the Baaeli Batim who suppport the Torah, it is the Koach HaTorah that make the Baalei Batim be successful in business to enable them to further support Torah.
    (It is actually the same thing with Shabbos, although it looks like we spend for Shabbos money that we earn during the week, really שבת היא מקור הברכה Every thin we get during the week is because of Shabbos. The same goes fro Eretz Yisroel and a lot of other things)

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2081275
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    Answering AAQ whether the luchos were facing Moshe or the Yidden, it is actually a shial how to hold a sefer tora. Most people (and poskim) hold a Sefer Torah with the writing facign the oilam (and that is why the front of the mantel is showing). I beleive the Chazon Ish and perhaps others hold that it is disrepectful to have the writing facing away from you, and therefore they have the back of the ST facing the oilam, while they themselves are facing the Torah face to face.

    in reply to: The Longest Seder Contest�How Late Will Your Seder End? #2081035
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    One year we were running so late that we missed the first Alos and only drank the fourth before the Second Alos! (Which is a problem of drinking wine before Shacharis but I guess the Mitzva of 4 Kosos is very chomur so it’s better to be err on that side and be soimech on the second shita – I hope!)
    Any way i think the main halacha is like the second Alos.
    I must admit that we made a Tenai and ate Afikoman before chatzos and then had Shulach Orech after Chatzos.

    in reply to: The Longest Seder Contest�How Late Will Your Seder End? #2081036
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    147 – You are 100% right to be noheg like the Rema. but I think he only said it to be choshesh for the Shita that it must be by Chatzos. It is however a machlokes Rishonim whether the halacha is like R’ Akiva or R’ Eliezer and therefore you should still be מספר ביציאת מצרים after the fourth Kos.

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2080950
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    According to some Rishonim Moshe was certainly right handed.
    there is a machlokes rishonim (Chulin 92b) whether a lefty is a בעל מום or not, [see |Ramban & Rashba there who bring the machlokes] and the gemoro in בכורות מד וסוטה יב is clear that Moshe was NOT a בעל מום.

    Anyway, Moshe did Avoda in the ז ימי מילואים and so he could not have been a איטר (unless it had then a did of a bomoh, and some say that bomo does not need ימין
    ועמדו בחקירה זו בס’ זרע אברהם סימן י”ב ובס’ חמדת דניאל דיני במה אות ד’
    עיין בדרשות הגאון ר’ יעקב עמדין הקשורים ליעקב שערי עזרה עמ’ קמ”ג שכתב בפשיטות בתוה”ד בזה”ל ותנן בשלהי זבחים דאין בגדי שרת וחציצה ולא ימין מעכבין בבמה עכ”ל

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2079963
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    ubiquitin: This issue has been discussed by many, and the main answer (at least according to the Rivosh, Resp. 96) is that the Torah was given after 50 days of preparation, the date was in and of itself irrelevant to the Giving of The Torah. (although of course, as believing Yidden we know that nothing is coincidental, all the mosre so the date of the historic, earth-shattering event……)
    The מגן אברהם (in his into to siman 494) asks how can we say זמן מתן תורתינו…. He brings a tirutz from the Remah miPanu that since the Torah was given in Chutz lo’oretz where there is Yom Tov Sheni etc… (this of course needs understanding, and i cannot do the subject justice in a single post, עיין שם

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2079952
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    More about round Luchos –
    See אורייתא (י”ג עמוד קמ”ז) a few pages about the subject. One of the theories that he raises is based on a picture discovered which shows a third arch, over the two arches. This led him to suggest that originally these refererd to the 3 crowns. He does however finsih off the whole article with a piercing question, how come no one woke all these years to say anything about the wrong shape…

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2079949
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    Kuvult: Rav Shach wrote:
    מכתבים ומאמרים ח”ב סי’ צ”ד
    When asked whether to make the luchos square or round, since the minhag has been to make them round, even though he does not know why that is the case, but Minhag Yisroel Torah and one should make them round, but he finishes off the because the Steipler instructed the ones in Kolel Chazon Ish to be made square, he is
    מבטל דעתו

    in reply to: Still bothered by the Hagada #2079792
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    Reb Eliezer, How do you see in the Minchas Chinuch that there is currently a chiyuv to bring the Korban Pesach? He simply means that when the Bais Hamikdash will be rebuilt, and the 14 th of Iyar will come (hopefully still this year), that in and of itself could create a situation obligating us to bring the KP. It will be a 1 the day of KP + 2 there will be a standing B.Hamikdash. The Halacha is that a ger who converted between 14 Nissan and 14 Iyar is חייב to bring, despite the fact that he was 100% פטור from all the mitzvos at the time of the first KP.
    רמב”ם הלכות קרבן פסח פרק ה
    גר שנתגייר בין פסח ראשון לפסח שני, וכן קטן שהגדיל בין שני פסחים, חייבין לעשות פסח שני, ואם שחטו עליו בראשון פטור.

    in reply to: Still bothered by the Hagada #2079791
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    1a2b3c: see what i replied to Avram in MD, if you still feel I have not explained the question, i’ll BN try to make myself clearer.

    in reply to: Still bothered by the Hagada #2079790
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    Avram in MD:
    The Torah just states ‘זה” this is ambiguous and could refer to anything. There is no mention of these three mitzvos in particular. All we can derive is that there is some tangible mitzva to which one could point. The question therefore is, which mitzva is the torah refering to. (The poshut peshat, when learning Chumash, is that Hashem took us out to keep ALL the mitzvos, and these mitzvos are simply examples – in the drosho of the Hagada, when we are looking for a date and time when the mitzva of סיפור is, we are talking about the mitzvos of Pesach, however this could be from anytime that there are tangible Mitzvos, from the 14th until the 15 inclusive.
    I hope that clarifies the question.
    As you can see from the previous posters, Chad Gadya & Leiby Wasser brought excellent answers. I also discovered another answer today – see above.

    in reply to: Still bothered by the Hagada #2079789
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    Common Saychel:
    Unfortunately, i have other worries as well, but most of them cannot be resolved by posting in the CR.
    The only thing you could possibly help me with is the financial issues I am currently dealing with. If you sincerely want to help I am sure that the Mods will allow me to post a Chessed Fund link and you can donate that way. Thanx a mill for your concern!

    in reply to: Still bothered by the Hagada #2079689
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    Chad Gadya: Thank you very much. It sounds very good, in fact I think i once saw your peshat in one of the Rishonim, (maybe the Ritvo) in the Baalei Tosafos Hagada, i cannot remember what bothered me, but i imagine it was the fact that Rashi mentions Pesach,, and according to the drosho, he should have omitted it. However, the truth is that Rashi Al Hatorah is not trying to explain the drosho of יכול מראש חודש, so according to the poshut peshat, he rightfully mentions pesach as well.

    Leiby Wasser: I really like your peshat, and if you have the liberty to say which talmid chochom, i’d appreciate it.
    I searched your peshat on Otzar Hachochma to see if anyone says it, could not find, but at the same time I DID find in the ראב”ן peshat,
    בעבור זה כלומר בעבור שעות שהן י”ב כמנין זה בלילה
    It seems to be that the number 12 is minimising the time limit to 12 hours, but that would only fit if he holds that mitzvos הלילה are even after חצות
    Switching to לשון הקודש
    כל כך קשה להקליד באנגלית
    אבל ראיתי בהערות של המהדיר, שפירש ככה – בעבור זה, לאחר שעברו י”ב שעות (של י”ד ניסן), בלילה, דהיינו בתחילת הלילה.
    ולפי דבריו א”ש אפילו למ”ד שחייב לאכול מצה ולספר ביצי”מ עד חצות

    in reply to: Classics and Beyond Pesach: great reason we have 4 cups by Seder #2079087
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    Mod – could he send it via you? you have my real email address

    in reply to: Classics and Beyond Pesach: great reason we have 4 cups by Seder #2078946
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    yes, i would like to challenge it, because there are rayos that the original takono was also specifically i poder to have 4 cups of wine, like the gemoro says אַרְבַּע כָּסֵי תִּיקְּנוּ רַבָּנַן דֶּרֶךְ חֵירוּת, כֹּל חַד וְחַד נַעֲבֵיד בֵּיהּ מִצְוָה
    but i do not have the sefer מה נשתנה on my version of Otzar Hachochma (16) or could you just send me a PDF – i’ll give you an adress that i never use

    edited, sorry

    in reply to: Looking for Sefarim #2078945
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    דרך פיקודיך על עניני המצות לבעל הבני יששכר

    in reply to: Classics and Beyond Pesach: great reason we have 4 cups by Seder #2078730
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    Shlomo 2:
    the 4 cups are much more than just kiddush, bentching and Hallel, and this manifests itself in many way: Kiddush, you can do on Bread (um, matza) but not on Leil Pesach. Birkas Hamazon is btter with a kos, but it is not an absolute obligation. Any kos shel brocho can be drunken by a third party (like we do in the nine days. etc) but daled kosos must be drunk by everyone. There is no obligation to sell ones clothes for Kol Shel Kiddush but yes for 4 cups. The lists go on and on, so if it was simply 4 things that ended up, there would be none of this. Chazal specifially wanted us t drink 4 cups.

    in reply to: JOKES #2066643
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    You gotta admit it – Putin deserves credit for one thing.
    He ended the entire Covid pandemic in just 24 hours!

    in reply to: Is zelensky jewish? #2066642
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    AAQ – not sure what you are getting at? The shaila is quite complex and needs serious research in the Halochos of Tinok Shenishba. Perhaps you know the halochos cold, or maybe you are OK with passing an opinion without too much thought, but to any balanced Posek, this is a comlex question – until what stage does the Kula of Tinok Shenishba apply? How far can one go and still be considered a Yid for all intents and purposes just because they were born into an ignorant family/community/culture.
    The way i see it, that is the shaila we have with regard to Zelensky, is he a Yid who nebbech never knew anything, after 70 years of Soviet rule. Or, has he crossed a red line and is now Halachically defined as a mumar.
    Any comments?

    in reply to: Is zelensky jewish? #2066397
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    I think that anyway you can’t have his wine, he is mechalel Shabbos – is there a heter for Tinok Shenishba? Also,i thought i saw somewhere that he baptised. I wonder perhaps even a tinok shenishba who is not considered a mumar, for being mechelel shabos etc. but if he rejects Hashem & His Torah by ‘converting’ he is probably a mumar. ANd besides, for being Christian, he is possibly an Oved Avoda Zara, in which case the heter of TShN certainly wont appy.
    I have not checked any of this up (no time) but just pointing out and suggesting….

    in reply to: Ukraine Fundraisers #2066406
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    Why not give to 20 differnet fundraisers (as long as they are all legit) If you have $180 give each one $9 and if you can afford $18000 give each one 900

    in reply to: JOKES #2063846
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    RandOm3x – Thank you! Much appreciated!

    in reply to: Favorite Siddur #2060817
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    You cay say waht you enjoy about a particular siddur, but to point out waht you dont like is probably loshon Hora, even if it is not fundamentally bad or wrong, since you are mentioning it in a derogatory way, i believe it’s LH.
    Again, don’t trust me, as your own O.R.

    Can’t imagine anybosy should care about what somebody else likes (in Ivrit they say – על טעם וריח אין להתווכח) but personally i prefer the Aliyos Eliyohu Siddur bby far. Also the Mosuk midvash (very different style to choice #1)

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1996249
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    #1227297
    that story (of the Single Boy marrying one of his seminary students) is 100% true –
    R’ Mordechai Miller of the Gateshead Sem married one of his female students (Gittel Bindinger? if i’m not mistaken), the classes were not that big at the time, maybe 10 girls, max.
    He went on to teach another three generations…
    It must have been under the approval of Rabbi Dessler.
    I know a lot of bochurim who would LOVE to land a job teaching in the local seminary…

    in reply to: Anti semitism poem #1995064
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    I feel home because I have Torah. Sure, I want moshiach to come so we can have the beis hamikdash and have the world acknowledge Hashem, but in the meantime, I can serve Him just fine until that time comes, bemhayroh veyameinu amen.

    Avira – You may feel that it’s fine to carry on serving Hashem from where you are, and i’m not going to encourage you to came to EY. I can’t say with certainty that i would live here if it entailed mesirus nefesh. But i CAN say with certainty that the gedolim (and poshute Yidden) thoughout the ages did NOT agree with the sentiment you express, ie that it’s perfectly fine to sit out Golus in a goyshe Medina doing Avodas Hashem. They literally risked their lives to come and live in EY.
    Whether it was the mitzva of Yishuv EY, or the Mitzvos Hateluyos bo’Oretz, or the Kedusha of EY – i don’t know, probably all of the above, but the fact is that the Gaon, The Chafetz Chaim, the Maharil Diskin and hundreds, or thousands of Yidden left everything behind, their shtelles, their seforim, their families, their parosso and travelled for months, in the boiling sun, thought rain and snow, on rickety boats – all to come and live in EY.
    BUt you suggest that serving Hashem in America or Europe is perfectly fine, it’s ideal.
    I’m controlling myself from all the sarcastic, comments my fingers are itching to bang out, but to say that you ‘can serve Him just fine until that time comes’, sounds somewhat erroneous.

    in reply to: Anti semitism poem #1995061
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    Fir the information of those who have realsied by now how anti-tzioni i am –
    i DID do aliya, and I DO vote –
    not because i believe in the Medina, but precisely because i do NOT.
    I want to counter their force (together with other Cheredim) in the most effective way possible….
    I hope my fellow anti-ztionists will follow suit.

    If all of us would vote, we would be in a better position with regard to Kashrus, Giyur, Shabbos, Yeshivos and the Army, Funding etc. etc.

    in reply to: shiduchim #1994917
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    To all of you smart fellows that had to say the obvious – i was playing along, very interesting to see what Eishes Chayil’s imagination could produce. If you aren’t interested in this thread, you can ignore it but if you blow her (or his? ….) cover, then we are not likely to glean any information.
    [Even someone’s imagination is very telling about their background, it gives a glimpse into their world.]

    in reply to: shiduchim #1994705
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    Instead of being theoretical, just say it all. Leave it up to the Mod to decide if, and what, to edit or delete. Looking forward to hear from you.
    BTW, if everything runs slowly, by the time we’re finished, your last yingele will already be married…..

    in reply to: Anti semitism poem #1994002
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    AAQ – ”If you don’t want to pay for, say, IDF, then at least you should not use their protection.”

    Before the zionists started grating on everybody’s nerves (the British, the Turkish, the UN, the Arab countries) in order to claim Israel, the Yidden were living very peacefully with their Arab neighbours, as other posters have mentioned. The whole Chevron pogrom was a direct result of the Zionists efforts.
    If they created the danger, well, they had better provide the protection.
    If [xxxxxx kehilla – insert as applicable] in Lakewood would publish provocative front page ads in the NYT that create an anti-Semitic fervor, and the town now needs to hire a team of safety officers, guards, install cameras etc. could you rightfully demand that [xxxxx kehilla] foot the bill?

    in reply to: Anti semitism poem #1993993
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    So sorry, i thought it was obvious that the million Russians i was referring to were full-fledged goyim.
    The Medina (cant remeber who was Rosh Memshala at the time) was worried that with the growing frum oilam, and the dwindling chiloni crowd, they would soon be outnumbered.
    And that is why Lieberman has enough backers to make the anti-charedi laws he’s been promising…..

    in reply to: Anti semitism poem #1993994
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    AAQ – i knew there was more that 15% (especially if you count all the frum who don’t vote…..!) but rounded it down so that someone cynical (like yourself) wouldn’t find some loophole to argue. You managed to argue anyway.
    The children are part of the population, but don’t have a say (yet), so that doesn’t count.

    in reply to: Anti semitism poem #1993816
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    I do not have the time (or koach) to reply to AAQ, Bli neder i will do so when i have enough (of both). But anyway i did not say or indicate that we can break the rules or steal from the gov. (i’m Not saying that one can’t either, i’m staying neutral on that point) but one can disparage them, and it is important to be conscious that we don’t owe them anything. We need not be grateful to them. This is the reason that many dont take moeny form the Medina, so that they should not have a hashpa’a on us. I am saying that those who DO take, like Rav Shach allowed, and the Chazon Ish, the Belzer Rov encouraged, should still not feel favorably dsiposed to those Reshoim, we are simply recovering what is ours.
    Re: the great US of A, they own the land and we are guests. But even if we forget that, there is still no comparison to Israel where the Frum kehilla is a good 15% of the population, probably more. And if the zionist had not admitted 1,000,000 russians, then we would have been a much larger percentage, a sectoeer that should be respected and our needs catered for. The minuscule percentage of American Jewry cannot expect as much pull as the chardeim in Israel.
    Kept this as short as poss, will BN elaborate on another ocassion.

    in reply to: shiduchim #1993316
    GotAGoodPoint
    Participant

    אשת חייל – Sure!
    (BTW, do you have anything to lose by telling?)

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