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  • in reply to: רחמנות on a mass murderer #2107553
    HaLeiVi
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    Of course we have Rachmanus on a murderer. That’s why ברור לו מיתה יפה.

    in reply to: כח דהתירה עדיף #2096513
    HaLeiVi
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    Koach Tehetera Adif proves that you have to be very wary of bring Mattir something, and only if you are 100% sure of it can you do so. And so, it proves the opposite of how the קלים use it.

    n0mesora, are you trying to trick people here? The Gemara is describing the shock of Rav Mesharshia at the leniency of Ravina. In his shock he exclaimed, “You allowed this? Hopefully you’ll allow Chelev, too!”

    If you seriously think you can take this ‘either way’, I’ll have to re-read anything you quoted here previously.

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2094501
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    Hey, wait a minute. How can we go on about whether or not Tanaaim and Amora’im were armed? How exactly would we know this? In fact, doesn’t Rebbe Eliezer say תכשיטין הן לו? That would at least imply that it was pretty common. Doesn’t the Gemara in Eiruvin 45 discuss the weapons?

    In any case, there is much room for personal ideas of how to run a society, and you can’t hammer people with the “The Torah View”. Surely you can draw upon what you’ve gleaned from — or read into — the Torah, but just keep in mind that there is plenty of room within the Torah for a wide range of political and societal ideas.

    in reply to: MOST ANNOYING COFFEE ROOMER VOTE #2093970
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    I consider any message calling others trolls, annoying. As if everyone is here on serious business until a guy shows up and drives us crazy with his hypothetical questions.

    in reply to: Segula R’ Chaim Palagi and sheker #2093969
    HaLeiVi
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    Did we get the knee-jerk reaction to hearing the word Segula, yet? Y’know that the Satmar Rebbe said …

    in reply to: Teshuva for Retzicha #2093963
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    one time it is ok to say to be mekaim the mitzva of teshuva

    Whaaat?

    So what’s wrong with wanting to be Mekayem the Mitzva five times? And what if he wants to be Mekayim Tosfis Chomesh, or Veheshiv Es Hagezeila?

    in reply to: Learning Before Shavuos #2093056
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    The Mitzvas Hayom of Shavuos isn’t learning, and so there’s nothing to gain by refraining from it.

    Conversely, learning Torah is Mitzvas Hayom of every day, and so perhaps we should never learn, because we must always learn.

    in reply to: BAN SEAFRIA. #2093043
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    They do not have a policy to filter the texts or even translations. But it is set up to be a resource of Torah, and it is the best by far.

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2093036
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    I don’t think it’s out of order for someone to want to be armed at home especially if they live in a rural area. It is probably for this reason that it is much easier to get a rifle, even in New York.

    I do not think any group of armed men can put up with the military, but it can actually be an actual pushback against an excessive, or brutal, police force. We haven’t seen such a standoff, and these days the camera is an even bigger deterrent. But then again, not so sure we want to try it either.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092794
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    As for the Torah view on slavery, back then and now, ancient version, Roman version or American, that is an entire different discussion which might or might not be a good idea to have.

    If yes, let it at least be its own thread.

    in reply to: Teshuva for Retzicha #2092628
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    As to the original question, Teshuva is as simple as regretting the action, and committing to never do it again. Then there are levels are Teshuva after this, where HKBH will testify that you won’t do it again.

    There is a concept of self torment, which is really for the sake of taking it seriously, as per the Shita Mikubetzes in Bechoros 31.

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2092626
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    takes more than ‘a few simple courses’ to learn how to handle an active shooter situation.

    It would take many more lessons, and much much more exercise to do so without a weapon.

    in reply to: Teshuva for Retzicha #2092511
    HaLeiVi
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    What exactly did you want him to clarify? He made a correct observation, that the Kipa punishment was not used wherever they were short of getting the authentic Din.

    You have a valid question of crimes going unpunished, but that doesn’t negate his observation.

    That was already credit with by yourself, that as for תיקון המדינה, there are many options.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092310
    HaLeiVi
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    You noticed disregard of Torah?

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2092254
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    I too Haley to think that the worst time for a balanced discussion is when emotions are high. It’s obvious that the situation can only benefit one side of the argument right now. If all sides would be honest, they’ll agree to put this up for discussion at some later point.

    But nobody is honest. Logic is always twisted round and round to fit the current theme.

    All that said, it should be possible to discuss just this point without getting sucked into the black hole of strong accusations and name calling.

    If you are having a discussion, especially if you’re trying to persuade someone, before attributing trumped up motivations, you might want to try and hear-out their point of view. Then, you can walk them to your side by addressing their points and proving yours. You know you got somewhere when you can both agree that each one has valid points and you just weigh things differently.

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2092243
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    What do you mean by “mental health isn’t addressed”? In pretty sure you can’t get a licence if you have mental disabilities, of the type that affect judgement.

    Most likely, the gangsters in NYC are getting it from elsewhere.

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2092244
    HaLeiVi
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    Thanks, UJM.

    in reply to: Recycling #2092213
    HaLeiVi
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    Reb Eliezer, what Brocho do you make on דיני דמלכותא דיני?

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2092200
    HaLeiVi
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    Of course we shouldn’t argue, you should simply agree with me!

    Don’t you get that some people disagree with you, even in topics that you have strong opinions on. They even have opinions that you can’t wrap your head around. Sometimes, you can have a conversation around that very opinion while avoiding getting right back into that futile discussion once again.

    Try.

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2092198
    HaLeiVi
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    And so the conversation of why these conversations turn political turned political even faster.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092192
    HaLeiVi
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    UJM, did they confiscate them? They just rendered it illegal.

    HaLeiVi
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    If it’s needed then the cost should not be what stops it from happening. It can play a role in decision making if you aren’t fully convinced that’s it’s necessary.

    in reply to: Learning on Shovuos – Got It All Wrong #2091236
    HaLeiVi
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    It must be fun, telling everyone they “have it all wrong.” Especially, when you are suggesting nothing at all, if merely to replace practical activities with abstract ideals, only to add that really you’re all for it.

    in reply to: Glorify Learning on Lag Bomer Night #2088946
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    It doesn’t take greatness not to be Machshiv something. It’s easy.

    HaLeiVi
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    Before getting to the content, I must say this: referring to a practice, or manner of speech, as Avoda Zara is immature and rash. Even witchcraft, which is surely based on Avoda Zara ideas, is not a transgression of Avoda Zara.

    I get it. You hate Chabad. Much of the Yeshivish, AZ-trigger-happy crowd does as well, for various reasons.

    Now, you cannot convince me that you get the context when you are literally calling it what it isn’t. I am not a Chabbad Chossid, which should be obvious by now, but I do get the background and general paradigm from which these talks emerged.

    HaLeiVi
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    What do you think they mean when they talk about the Rebbe “running the world”? They mean exactly what you’ll find in 8hazal, מי מושל בי. They mean no more, no less, then that Hashem fulfills his requests. There’s nothing new about that. You don’t like the way it’s expressed? I don’t either. So what.

    Regarding finding favor, don’t most people describe their ancestors being proud? Is the song about Mamma Rochel also Avoda Zara? (I happen to find it weird, actually.)

    At I said, anyone acquainted with Chasidishe literature, or its precursors, will know in what light these statements are said.

    in reply to: Abortion Decision – Less Retzicha in America #2082346
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    Coffee, worst possible moral ever possible.

    HaLeiVi
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    It is very obvious to anyone well versed in general Chasidishe Sefarim among others, what point is being made by these highly publicized Chabbad Rabbonim.

    Yes, it makes me cringe as well, being aware of how certain terms are much better off being kept with the original context. Anyone who follows the ideas of איהו שקיא דאילנא or מָה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מָלֵא כָּל הָעוֹלָם — אַף נְשָׁמָה מְלֵאָה אֶת כָּל הַגּוּף. מָה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא זָן אֶת כָּל הָעוֹלָם כֻּלּוֹ — אַף נְשָׁמָה זָנָה אֶת כָּל הַגּוּף wouldn’t have a hard time understanding talk of חלק אלוק ממעל, and ממש.

    Referring to someone or something as godly is hardly new to Yiddishkeit. That is exactly what the speaker in the video was referring to when he expressed his dismay in trivializing the Rebbe’s successes by attributing it to a personality or charisma, rather than to heavenly aid and divine inspiration.

    Whether or not you believe in contemporary tzadikim having Ruach Hakodesh, I’m sure you’re aware than many great, holy, smart and pious people did and do believe so.

    HaLeiVi
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    Avira, the speaker was making a point worth thinking into. Perhaps it was too broadly stated, or quoted. Like every statement, if you don’t preface it with 10 introductions about exceptions and what you don’t mean, you’ll have people pointing out how wrong you are because of the areas in which your point doesn’t apply.

    Get real. Listen to the actual point, and apply as fit. Especially, when the point is not the topic being discussed.

    HaLeiVi
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    When you have to fall back on misquotes, and misrepresentations to bash a community, you know you are not in good company.

    in reply to: Still bothered by the Hagada #2080578
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    This Pasuk is not in the Parsha of Korban Pesach. The Pesukim immediately preceding this one are taking about Matzah. The Parsha in general begins with Bechor.

    The stages of Rosh Chodesh, during the day, and night are very understandable. Moshe Rabbeinu informed them about the Korban Pesach on Rosh Chodesh, and so it may follow that we should begin speaking to our children from then as well. And so ir says, ביום ההוא. The 14th day is when we are fully preoccupied with the Korban Pesach, and so perhaps we should talk about it then. That’s where זה comes in, to specify that only when this, the Matza is present.

    in reply to: Haggadah of Pesach Interpreation #2078962
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    Why sound the Rambam use such wording? יצאנו isn’t Aramaic.

    in reply to: ikarei hadas #2074401
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    What is the big deal with someone in the past having made a mistake in what came to be known and accepted as an Ikkar?

    What if a certain Rishon thought that matter existed forever? Does that call into question the Ikkar of Ein Od Milvado? For us, this would be deviating from what we know to be true. But he honestly thought this way, and obviously thought that it doesn’t up against the basics, Achdus Hashem, Yecholess Hashem.

    in reply to: Chazon Ish havtocho #2074392
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    I’ve always head it quoted about bombings.

    in reply to: Golem of Prague #2054161
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    The proofs from his students aren’t really strong claims. Although the Tosafos Yom Tov lived in Prague and admired the Maharal, it doesn’t seem that he was actually particularly close to him. He does not quote him on anything outside of his published Sefarim. The only personal description we have is the Mishnayos groups, which was experienced by all of Prague.

    As for R. Dovid Ganz, he was even less of a student. He finished his work, Tzemach Dovid, during the Maharal’s lifetime. His last mention of the Maharal is about him returning to Prague.

    in reply to: Everytime I post it feels like davening #2053781
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    So Davenning became the Mashal and Melitza for ignored talk? You came here to spread Motzi Shem Ra on the Ribono Shel Olsm?

    HaLeiVi
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    Very often, withholding the name is not enough. Friends and close associates can often recognize the person with enough details. And besides, the person himself gets uncomfortable hearing his private words being broadcast.

    I understand the benefit of utilizing the perfect illustration to bring out your point, but you have to be smart about it. This might just be one of those things that enough awareness of a perspective not often explored can be beneficial to future speakers.

    in reply to: Controversial topics list #2052579
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    Time for the next one

    in reply to: String Theory, a New Understanding of a Rambam #2052576
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    The motion of electrons don’t require fresh energy. It requires energy to set it in motion. This is the basis of any orbiting body: angular momentum.

    in reply to: Trumpamania? #2051241
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    Ubiquitin, I don’t think he really flip flopped on politics when he switched from Democrat to Republican. His view remained the same. He is not on the far-right of the Republican end. On social issues he remained the same. While his manner made him sound as if he was introducing some far out idea, his politics are centrist, and always has been.

    I haven’t heard about these remarks mentioned by rightwriter. It does sound alarming. Besides, I don’t really think he’ll win again. His star has risen and gone down.

    in reply to: Golem of Prague #2049357
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    What has been overlooked is the fact that Reb Eliyahu Bal Shem actually lived in Prague at one point. The legend of the Golem is quite old and moved around, but originally not by Jews.

    Perhaps, the news went out about Reb Eliyahu Bal Shem’s Golem in Prague, but spread to people who haven’t heard of him. They associated it with the more families mystical rabbi of Prague.

    in reply to: Baba Sali #2048003
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    Barry, I think you mean Rav Kaduri ZTL.

    in reply to: Putting Back Sfarim #2047703
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    We need to put up flashy Kupat Ha’ir style signs about the great Segulah of putting away your Sefer.

    Hire undercover agents to make a big deal about having put away their Sefer.

    in reply to: Putting Back Sfarim #2047624
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    Every Shul has this problem. Signs hardly help. Chinuch does.

    I’m my Shul, the Gabbay sometimes announces a request that everyone take a few minutes to pack away the Sefarim. And we all do.

    in reply to: Covid takeaways #2047296
    HaLeiVi
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    Yserbius123, you have to differentiate between a difference of opinion and obvious negligence. It’s obvious that your priorities don’t align with that of said Yeshiva. So, you disagree.

    in reply to: taanit notzrim #2046543
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    To the student of the Bavli it is evident that it is edited and streamlined. Whereas the Yerushalmi jumps to a question — leaving you to figure out how they got that assumption — the Bavli asks smaller questions and answers them — many times they are obvious answers — in order to lead up to a point. Someone did that.

    in reply to: taanit notzrim #2046522
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    Of course it’s a verbal dialogue. That’s what was written down.

    I don’t know how you pulled this out from Rav Shrira Gaon, unless you have a third version. He speaks of the Mishna and Talmud being written before the final radication.

    You see overplaying the differences of Nuschaos between Sfarf and Ashkenaz. I never came across any significant difference. They quote each other without issue. (Tosafos references Rabbeinu Chananel and The Ramban and on references Rashi and Tosafos without issue.)

    It seems to me that you are not actually coming off your learning experience but rather from some academic take on this issue. I find them very unreliable, they stick in their preconceived notions and try to defend them. They overdo the Sfard-Ashkenaz difference way overboard. Anything I’ve read on these issues from academic sources were highly unimpressive.

    The Seder Hadoros describes one generation after Rav Ashi as the writers.

    Being that there were mistakes, and it was up to the Rabbonim to set it straight, it is obvious that different writers and rabbis will come to different conclusions.

    in reply to: “Frum” therapist #2046047
    HaLeiVi
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    There is no need, or excuse, for Yichud.
    If meetings are kept professional there is no inappropriate relationship.

    In the real world men deal with women all the time. There are Halachos on how to do so.

    in reply to: taanit notzrim #2046048
    HaLeiVi
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    Verbal recital was the Mishnayos. After Rav Ashi, it was written and edited. This is basics. The earliest generations of Rabanan Savurai had it written.

    in reply to: taanit notzrim #2045878
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    The further back you go, the larger the discrepancies in the various manuscripts.

    Up to a point. That’s the pedigree collapse phenomenon.

    Obviously it began with one, then it was copied and sent to different communities who had no way to keep in touch to that degree to match word for word.

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