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I have noticed – on YWN and elsewhere – that many Associated Press stories lean anti-Trump, and others, sometimes covering the same event, lean pro-Trump. AP sells its content to a broad range of markets, and I guess it is helpful to AP to have products that appeal to all its customers, some who lean left, others who lean right.
As for YWN, I have no doubt the editor(s) lean pro-Trump, but not brazenly so. I have not doubt, also, that Trump is not good for the Jews. When the white nationalists he encourages run out of immigrants and brown folks to bash, they will turn to their favorite and long-standing target, the Jews. An American embassy in Jerusalem won’t help Jews in Boro Park.
If you have to ask ….
They should learn to putt before they learn to drive.
OK, time for an old joke (prompted by CTlawyer’s mention of Yekkes): What do you get when a Yekke marries a Chabadnik: Children who are exactly an hour late.
Would the OP prefer a fly? Would the OP be OK with the soup if it were her husband’s finger?
Donald Trump is not the first, and won’t be the last, adulterous president. But he might be the first to brag about it.March 31, 2019 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm in reply to: Ice cream called “big gay” certified kosher-what’s your take? #1705482
I don’t know all the in’s and out’s of kosher certification, but Big Gay Ice Cream surely will not sell well in frum neighborhoods, where heckshers matter. And in neighborhoods where Big Gay Ice Cream does sell well, nobody will be looking for or even notice a hecksher.
He should have stayed with his band. I especially liked “Livin’ in the USA,” which expresses ideas contrary to his immigration policy.December 16, 2018 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm in reply to: What ate the best chedarim in Yerushalayim for teaching math? #1645629
The thing that ate the chedarim that were best at teaching math was a giant godzilla-like fire-breathing dragon. It didn’t actually happen – it is based on a movie with a cult following, called “The Thing That Ate Chedarim in Jerusalem.” The movie is on a lot of lists of the worst movies of 1954. One of the supporting actors was Bernard Schwartz, who later changed his name to Tony Curtis. How bad was the movie? Jerry Lewis turned down a chance to play the lead because he thought it was stupid.October 3, 2018 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm in reply to: Why are there no Gibson guitars in Jewish Music bands #1598269
To Daas Yochid: funniest comment ever on YWN, including all of mine.
According to a Lubavitcher rabbi I know, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, before he became 7th Rebbe, wore a gray fedora and wanted to continue to do so after he became Rebbe, but other senior rabbis convinced him to switch to a black fedora.
As for exact size of fedora, see photos from 40 years ago – hats were much smaller. And, of course, Moses’ fedora ….
50 comdians, 5 are funny. 500 comedians, 5 are funny. 5,000 ….August 9, 2018 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm in reply to: If a pig was genetically modified to chew its cud, would it be kosher? #1571633
I like apushyyid’s comment about a bus.
If you want a kosher pig, it might be easier to genetically modify a goat to have a short curly tail, shorter legs and a shorter snout. Or you could buy those faux bacon chips and sprinkle them on veal.August 3, 2018 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm in reply to: If you vote Democrat you should just move to Mexico #1569033
Reply to akuperma: The Democrats of the pre-Civil War 19th Century were the party of slavery and slave holders. Yes, some of them wanted to annex Mexico, but their plan was to have Mexico admitted as a slave state (or states), so that they could expand their plantations. What that has to do with the current issue of border control is a mystery to me – and probably you as well.
Why can’t bochurim dress like Moses and Yehoshua in hot weather?
Is there something wrong with Torah Jewry when supposedly frum people can discuss a hat manufacturer so extensively? I don’t think this much ink was ever spilled over Tefillin.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe teaches that a Jew is someone with a Jewish soul that Hashem breathes into him/her every day. (This view is not unique to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.) A non-observant Jew, even an anti-semitic Jew, is nevertheless a Jew. A Jewish woman married to a goy gives birth to Jews. Some of the attitudes of antagonism toward non-observant on display here are not promoting Yiddishkeit among the non-observant and are in fact destructive, not to mention breaches of many mitzvos. The Lubavitchers have a lot to teach us about strengthening Yiddishkeit and the practice of Torah Judaism.July 10, 2018 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm in reply to: Anyone have any ideas for how to get the Thai boys out of the cave?!?! #1554970
So this topic is first posted on July 6, and by July 10, the boys and coach are saved. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
To jakob: Has intermarriage increased since the commencement of Facebook? I don’t know, but I know intermarriage was growing for many, many years before Zuckerberg gave us Facebook. Before you blame Zuckerberg, or anybody else, check your facts, and cite them when you publish your accusation.
Congratulations to RebYidd23: You said something with which I agree. What could be smarter?
To Joseph: Wrong as usual: If we get President Pence following a non-electoral removal of Trump, Pence then has the authority, if not the duty, to appoint a vice president, under an amendment to the constitution whose number I do not recali. That is how Gerald Ford became president when Spiro Agnew was forced to resign over allegations of bribes he took as a local official, i.e., Ford became vice-president more than a year before the Nixon resignation. So we may never get to President Ryan or President Hatch.
Is a habbit a cross between a hare and a rabbit? And are they kosher? And if so, please post a good-eating recipe.
The surest way to teach a child anything is by setting a good example. Most will follow their parents’ lead, a few will rebel and do the opposite. Fortunately for me, my kids rebelled and are wonderful adults.
Hashem is watching. Parents are overrated.
They already got law in Israel. May I suggest that the English spelling of the Hebrew word for a divorce decree be spelled “gett,” so simple folks like me are not so easily confused?June 18, 2018 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Is preparing all girls for marriage contributing to the Shidduch Crisis? #1541827
I have been reading about the so-called Shidduch crisis for years. All the theories about why the Shidduch crisis exists are nonsense. But more important, no one has cited any statistics to confirm that frum Jews are not getting married.
If there is a Shidduch crisis, why is the frum population growing?
It is refreshing to read so many comments that prove that, contrary to the beliefs of anti-Semites, Jews know nothing about money.June 14, 2018 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm in reply to: Can I buy an unlocked phone in the US and use it in Israel? #1540351
I’m pretty sure that, halachically, its OK.
Answer to Uncle Ben: No. What’s a “naturopathic physician,” and why do you capitalize the words? Is it a registered trademark?
And, by the way, I love your rice.
I have a comment about the opening post which may sound insulting, but it is not intended to be. I would be curious to know where you were born, what is the first language you learned to speak, and whether you are a full-time English speaker, a full-time Yiddish speaker, or some other language entirely. Your English, as written, shows no familiarity with English grammar and usage. If English is your third, fourth or eighth language, you are doing OK. But if it is your first or second, you should work on it, or give it up.
Again, I emphasize, I mean no insult, but this site is an English-language site, and your English is faulty.
Ever notice that when you follow a doctor’s advice, you feel better?May 17, 2018 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm in reply to: Would you let your children listen to non-jewish music? #1522532
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Much so-called Jewish music is neither Jewish nor music. Music is very important, and it would be a shame to limit frum children to that junk called “Jewish music.”
This is all a silly misunderstanding, because of a spelling error. The correct spelling is “Roamin’ Artichokes,” which is the name of a band that spun off from Travelling Wilburys.
Peyos and tzisis are not expressions of “Jewish pride.” They are fulfillments of mitzvos. Period. And “Jewish pride” is an egregious, misplaced emotion. Tznius is about humility, not “Jewish pride.”
To laskern: Are you sure that is a joke?
Lucky Strike cigarettes: what’s lucky about carcinogens?
No one should make a brocha in any kind of automobile.
It’s not a brand name, but there is a musical instrument called a “Jew’s harp.” It has a single metal twanger, gives the player a headache, and is much cheaper than most musical instruments. I don’t know where the name came from, but it has nothing to do with us chosen people. And I have never heard one played at a simcha.
Now that I think of it, it’s not funny at all.
Trump is a nitwit. All the rest is commentary.
to health: you have told me very little. There was no “Watergate commission.” She was a junior lawyer in the Justice Department that investigated Watergate. And she learned that if you deny, deny, deny, and don’t tape yourself, you have a good chance of beating the raps. As for the e-mails to Chelsea, why has she not been prosecuted by Sessions/Trump? It might be that the e-mails were not classified when she sent them. Where did you get the information about these e-mails?
iaciscrmma: Has it occurred to you that you may be wrong in your belief that Obama and Hillary committed crimes for which they can be prosecuted? If they were prosecutable, wouldn’t Trump/Sessions have started the process?
Let me emphasize: I am a Democrat, and I utterly dislike Hillary. If there were a legitimate case against her, I would welcome her prosecution. But of all the people chanting “Lock her up”, there is not one among them who can explain what charges can be brought against her. I sincerely would like someone to explain why Hillary needs to be prosecuted. I don’t like her, but that is not enough.
There are many places that have much lower rates of mass shooting than the United States. The one thing they have in common is radically tighter control of guns.Make up your minds, America. Do we want a well-regulated militia, per the Second Amendment, or guns for all, per the National Rifle Association and their financial backers, who are mostly gun manufacturerers.
Never mind the insult to fat guys. Isn’t gluttony of the kind being advertised and encouraged a serious breach of several mitzvahs? I even wonder why YWN would consider r.unning the ad
To Joseph: I have read many of your posts in the Coffee Room. What makes you think that you could pass a literacy test?January 23, 2018 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm in reply to: What to do if your level of bitachon is not the same as your spouse’s? #1456018
What’s wrong with you people? I made a very funny post more than 24 hours ago, and nobody responded. You could say how funny I am, or at least tell me how stupid I am. But please don’t ignore me.
It is distressing that the participants in this discussion have no familiarity with metric measurement. We don’t all have to be engineers like the Lubavitcher Rebbe, but we should have enough science education to be familiar with metric measurement.January 22, 2018 11:35 am at 11:35 am in reply to: What to do if your level of bitachon is not the same as your spouse’s? #1454420
Neither I nor my wife has any bitcoins. I think it is a fraud and when it crashes, many people will be hurt.
The Torah commands us: If you got it, flaunt it. And if you don’t got it, borrow it.
Oh, vait. It doesn’t say that.January 10, 2018 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm in reply to: Sharing Your Armrest on the Plane… Amusing Solutions #1447327
My wife never lets me have an armrest. Am I eligible for a ghet?January 4, 2018 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm in reply to: Sharing Your Armrest on the Plane… Amusing Solutions #1443004
Get a cootie shot and you will have nothing to worry about.