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May 30, 2023 10:27 am at 10:27 am in reply to: Ten Commandments Posted in Public Schools #2193956
Well, only nOnesorah answered my question. Some others had worthwhile comments. The correct answer is as follows: No, a law (federal, state or local) requiring the posting of the Ten Commandments is not good for the Jews. Among other things, such a requirement violates the establishment clause of the US constitution. And it would set a precedent requiring the posting other laws , e.g., accepting a savior, accepting a single prophet, and lots of other things that violate, or are contrary to the teachings of, the Torah. So, no, a legal requirement to post the Ten Commandments would not be good for the Jews.May 30, 2023 10:27 am at 10:27 am in reply to: Chabad Inspires all Jews to Yearn for Mashiach #2193946
I believe the fundamental mission of Chabad shluchim is to have non-observant Jews do more mitzvos, whether it’s putting on tefillin or praying for Moshiach to come. In fact, whenever I see shluchim on patrol, they ask men about tefillin, women about lighting Shabbos candles. I don’t think they have ever mentioned Moshiach directly.
As for believing the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe is Moshiach: Among the oldest Chabadniks, some do believe that, but among the younger, i.e., under 60, most accept that the Rebbe did die and therefore cannot be Moshiach. I think the younger Chabadniks are waiting for the Rebbe’s generation to go to the Next World before accepting an 8th rebbe. Caveat: these are my opinions based on conversations with many Chabadniks. None of the have said exactly what I just wrote.May 28, 2023 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm in reply to: Imagine if Trump removed IRS Teams for Investigating #2193435
To coffee addict: Please name the KKK leader that Biden eulogized?May 28, 2023 8:49 am at 8:49 am in reply to: German Products #2193361
I don’t know who is the current owner of Adidas, but one of its founders, in 1936, was a member of the Nazi Party. He made the track shoes. He also made the track shoes for Jesse Owen’s, who was referred to as “the Schwartz American” by the announcer at the 1936 Olympics, which Hitler wanted to showcase his theory of German racial superiority.May 11, 2023 9:23 am at 9:23 am in reply to: Did we really go to the moon #2189519
To akuperma: Why could a frum Yid not have “the right stuff,” even without training on Shabbos. Anti-semites share your opinion that frum and other Yids are weenies, notwithstanding the triumphs of the IDF.May 3, 2023 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm in reply to: You should get a dog. #2186839
To ujm: I think you are kidding. Your comment is as funny as the one about Jews making matzoh with the blood of gentile children.
To the Mods: I suggest you take down ujm’s comment, and if take my suggestion, you can also take down my comment.May 3, 2023 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm in reply to: You should get a dog. #2186842
President Truman had the best advice about dogs: If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.May 2, 2023 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm in reply to: Shabbos dips #2186316
I thought Shabbos dips was a popular dance in the 1940’s and 50’s.May 2, 2023 7:57 am at 7:57 am in reply to: Biden’s age #2186159
Trump’s age is not the problem. It is his rank, overwhelming stupidity.April 26, 2023 11:17 am at 11:17 am in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2184317
When I hear or read “King Charles”, the next thought that comes to my mind is “Spaniel.” When I hear or read the world “Queen”, I think of that guy who sings “We are the champions”. And when I hear the word “Royal”, the next thing I think of is, “Flush”.April 26, 2023 10:38 am at 10:38 am in reply to: Understanding Lag Baomer #2184305
I know a Reform Jewish physicist who thinks Lag Baomer is the Hebrew word for Doppler effect.April 26, 2023 10:37 am at 10:37 am in reply to: what is Zaphod Beeblebrox???? #2184300
I am not sure this is responsive to the opening question, but I am pretty sure a Breeblebox is where people keep their Breebles.April 26, 2023 10:04 am at 10:04 am in reply to: Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the United States of America. #2184256
To ujm: If Trump becomes the 45th and 47th presidents of the US, how many US presidents will be colossal jerks, 1 or 2?April 16, 2023 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm in reply to: Mass shootings, and non mass shootings, must stop. #2181351
To participant: your proposal is sick, and I am not sure about you.April 16, 2023 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm in reply to: After Biden sent $1 billion to the PLO, Israeli deaths rose 900% #2181294
Who thinks lakewhut even understands what 900% of anything is?April 14, 2023 8:04 am at 8:04 am in reply to: Yeshivish Clothing #2180988
I hate spellcheck. Brochures vs. Bachurs.April 10, 2023 10:41 am at 10:41 am in reply to: Yeshivish Clothing #2180641
If you look at photographs of frum people that were taken 50 years ago, you will see that frum attire has evolved. Hats were smaller, shoes were wing-tipped, suits were differently tailored, and men were thinner. When deciding how to dress, go back to the mitzvahs and authoritative rabbis, not the brochures and yentas.April 9, 2023 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm in reply to: ORANGE SOAP IN MIKVAS #2180528
Anti-bacterial?April 5, 2023 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm in reply to: I have to say, It hurts me. It really does. #2180258
Playing doctor on line? Doesn’t work.April 3, 2023 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm in reply to: Yeshivish Clothing #2179751
I am too tired to fully respond to your comment, so for now, I will say that you have have completely missed the point. Plastic bags are not proper clothing for anyone.April 3, 2023 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm in reply to: Yeshivish Clothing #2179605
First of all, let me clarify my Brooks Brothers recommendation. It’s great if you have money to burn, but if you don’t, look for something more price-competitive.
Second, Joseph’s guidance is good, but it needs this caveat: The suit should fit, the shirt should be tucked in, and when it rains, do not put a plastic bag on your black hat to protect it. Black felt is naturally water-resistant and will be fine when the rain stops. You will not learn this by observing the bochurim going in and out of yeshivas.
Halachic question: How disheveled does a bochur have to be to be committing a sin against the Halachic dress code?April 2, 2023 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm in reply to: Bulk price… Increase? #2179305
To fakenews: Are you just trying to show off how well you learned 3rd grade arithmetic?March 30, 2023 8:51 am at 8:51 am in reply to: Judicial reform poll #2178707
I don’t live in Israel so I did not “vote” in the poll. Some of my Israeli mishpachah are tired of Bibi and do not support his proposal. Democracy requires ground rules and an independent judiciary to apply and interpret them.March 26, 2023 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm in reply to: Professional education #2177157
To Gadolha: Maybe I am not as smart as I think. Is the last sentence of your comment about skipping college sarcastic?March 21, 2023 11:29 am at 11:29 am in reply to: Lock him up #2175365
To jackk: One correction re those people who went to jail – they went because they committed crimes, not because they were connected with Trump.March 14, 2023 9:31 am at 9:31 am in reply to: How much does a shadchan charge? #2173491
How much you got?March 14, 2023 9:31 am at 9:31 am in reply to: Does anyone know a rabbi to talk to? #2173489
How about THE NYPD Jewish chaplain? 2 birds, 1 stone.March 8, 2023 10:44 am at 10:44 am in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2171865
To the opening poster: Please learn that the plural of violin is spelled “violins”. Very few teens can play the violin well enough to play it in public. The others should stop.March 1, 2023 11:31 am at 11:31 am in reply to: Big Organization Influence in Judaism #2170319
To coffee addict: Some chesed traditions are out of date. Certainly in New York, kosher food is available, And some patients need special diets, e.g., free of salt and certain spices, or fatFebruary 26, 2023 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm in reply to: Who is Feeble and Decrepit Now? #2169320
If the opening poster asks this question at the end of Purim, the answer should be, “Everybody.”February 24, 2023 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm in reply to: Rabbeim- ditch the drink #2169053
Lakewhut and I agree. Mark your calendars, or celebrate with one or two drinks, but no more.February 23, 2023 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm in reply to: Once Again, I Will Not Be Getting Drunk on Purim #2168764
I am drunk right nowbut, nevertheless, looking forward to more on Purim. My favorite mitzvah, now that I am too old to be fruitful and multiply.February 23, 2023 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm in reply to: CPA vrs Masters in Accounting #2168762
The college that gave you an accounting degree probably has a career or placement office that can give you better career advice than us yentas on YWN.February 23, 2023 9:30 am at 9:30 am in reply to: Is anyone bicycling? #2168536
I won’t get drunk when I am bicycling.February 22, 2023 11:23 am at 11:23 am in reply to: White History Month #2168114
Don’t mind me has nicely and precisely settled the issue.
To ujm: I have always believed that the term “JAP,” when referring to a Jewish woman, is offensive for a number of reasons. First of all, it is also a word used during World War II to refer to one of America’s enemies, and it was generally meant to be offensive to all Japanese, including Japanese Americans put into American concentration camps.
More generally, it sterotypes Jewish women and adolescents as privileged and spoiled. Some of them are, many are not, but “JAP” smears them all. If you and/or your acquaintances use “JAP” as often as your post implies, you are doing a disservice to Jewish women.
I once heard a Reform rabbi speak extensively about the wrongness of the term “JAP”, so, evidently, the Reform Jews get it, even if holy Jews like you do not.
“JAP” is, among other things, loshon hara.February 12, 2023 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm in reply to: Quick Quote about Older Singles from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin #2165217
To ujm: I no longer have a shrink. Do you, now, or did you ever, have a shrink?February 12, 2023 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm in reply to: Quick Quote about Older Singles from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin #2165156
To ujm: Thank you for permission not to answer. Please help me, what is my obvious answer?February 12, 2023 11:18 am at 11:18 am in reply to: Rants on Demand #2165139
The opening post is supposed to be funny, but it is not. Nothing to rant about.February 9, 2023 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm in reply to: Quick Quote about Older Singles from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin #2164331
To ujm: You clearly cannot read. I did not say, or suggest, that all older unmarried singles were toeva.
You, however, have said that they are, among other things, sickening. My calling you stupid is clearly an understatement.
And, just to be clear, I make no judgments on toeva people. That is up to Hashem.February 9, 2023 9:22 am at 9:22 am in reply to: Quick Quote about Older Singles from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin #2164140
ujm’s first response to my comment is as usual, stupid. She/he is reliably consistent.February 8, 2023 8:23 am at 8:23 am in reply to: Quick Quote about Older Singles from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin #2163759
Does anyone consider the possibility that some older, unmarried people may be tova? And some of them may be in undisclosed tova relatonships.
To yuckel head: Everything tastes better with bourbon.January 31, 2023 11:19 am at 11:19 am in reply to: How to Reduce the Cost of Getting Married #2161147
You can lower cost per year by marrying younger.January 31, 2023 11:19 am at 11:19 am in reply to: How to Reduce the Cost of Getting Married #2161146
To AAQ: Porridge? Porridge? Really?January 31, 2023 11:18 am at 11:18 am in reply to: What’s Our Response to Environmentalists. #2161142
The opening poster implies that there are no conservatives who have concerns or support action – governmental or otherwise – against climate change. Is this correct?January 30, 2023 9:25 am at 9:25 am in reply to: How to Reduce the Cost of Getting Married #2160709
To the OP: There is no halachic reason to capitalize “diamond engagement ring,” nor any English language rule, either.January 22, 2023 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm in reply to: I Worked For The State… #2158496
To lakewhut: If you lie to get out of jury duty, you are committing a crime. Juries are an essential bulwark against undemocratic government. I have never served on a jury, but they keep calling me back, and I go willingly. How would you feel if Jews got an automatic exemption from jury duty? Would you take the exemption or would you serve?January 22, 2023 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm in reply to: Different Tracks of Modern Orthodoxy #2158497
The MO the merrier. That’s their real appeal.January 22, 2023 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm in reply to: Different Tracks of Modern Orthodoxy #2158498
Then, of course, there is the MO track called Track 29, which takes you to Chattanooga, and you can get a shoe shine, but skip the ham and eggs in Carolina.