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The responses to my (the opening poster’s) halachic question are interesting. At this frum website, the commentators/yentas who responded to the opening post challenged the science, but very few (if any) addressed the halachic question. And the challenges to the science were mostly unfounded or wrong.
Maybe the space Jew just wants to keep away from COVID.
And why can he not daven while orbiting the Earth?September 2, 2021 11:12 am at 11:12 am in reply to: Is it proper to blame your parents for your problems in life? #2005401
Why blame parents when there are so many libs who deserve blame?
Remember those candies shaped like babies? I liked those, but I think they stopped making them.
To philosopher and common saychel: You seem to believe that Hashem expects nothing of us regarding our health and the health of others. That is colossally wrong. You also fail to make any connection between the mitzvah of chesed and an obligation to protect others from your infections by wearing a mask and taking other precautions.
And philosopher, not all viruses are the same. Death rates from viruses other than COVID is generally low, whereas death rates from COVID is, well, a deadly pandemic.
philosopher: You do not have a right to make me (or anyone else) sick, unless you do it with words only.
To philosopher: You clearly underrate the willingness of people who do not know you to do something to help you and others infected with COVID. And you overlook the responsibility of government to help put an end to a deadly pandemic. I don’t like wearing a mask, or staying inside, or any of the other precautions that are necessary during this pandemic, but I do it gladly to protect the rest of the world, including you, and to bring this pandemic to an end.
The bracha for safe travel will reduce the balding of tires.
Unilever, the owner by acquisition of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, is also the owner, by acquisition, of Slim Fast, a company that makes and sells dietary supplements. The founders of both companies were Jewish, both enormously successful financially, and both made edibles. But one purports to get you slim, fast, and the other one gets you (without directly advertising the fact) fat, fast. The Unilever business has one mission – to be profitable, whether supporting or opposing healthy eating.
To coffee addict and common saychel: My father’s name is Tzvi ben Aharon, but he is fine. My post took license to make an important point: Tehillim are important, but so is real-world medical precaution.
My father has COVID. Please say tehillim and wear a mask.
And the award for biggest understatement of the year goes to: coffee addict, for his statement, “I don’t understand ….”
The White House has eggs on the lawn once a year.August 16, 2021 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #2000470
The level of misunderstanding of my comments are extremely high. I never mentioned MO, or any other magnesia-laxative, or even Modern Orthodoxy. I will therefore follow common saychel’s suggestion and stop my comments. Thank you for your interest.August 16, 2021 9:52 am at 9:52 am in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #2000275
To Avram the MD: The requirements I listed are more directly connected to Torah, Talmud and the mitzvos. The “requirements” you cited, e.g., high cost of living near a shul, are the real-world consequences of the observance of the mitzvos. (Keep in mind that one of the mitzvos is to understand the real world, i.e., the physical environment, human behavior, and the effects of human behavior, inter alia.)
Please read my first sentence after my list of “requirements.” I think it answers your question.August 16, 2021 9:45 am at 9:45 am in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #2000271
To common saychel: The frum lifestyle by which you live is 80 years old? Chasidism as taught by the Baal Shem Tov is less than 300 years old. The Torah is about 3,000 years old. It has survived many interpretations, not to mention that its Chosen have survived many murderous opponents, nominally far more powerful that the small bundle of the Chosen. I have every confidence that the Torah will survive as long as Hashem wants it too. As for the guys in black hats and suits, especially on hot summer days, well, I am not so sure about their survival.
Speaking of which: Take a look at wedding albums that are more than 40 years old. The black hats were smaller then. Maybe you can save a few bucks by buying a $50 fedora than a $350 Borsalino. And put the savings toward a nice tan suit for summer.August 13, 2021 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1999721
To common saychel: “Your” is wrong; “you’re” is right.
Is English your first language?
And I don’t worry about things that cannot affect me. I may have a broader view than you of things that can affect me.August 13, 2021 10:42 am at 10:42 am in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1999642
To common saychel: Real optimists don’t daven. Real frum Jews do daven. Before COVID, I davened Shachris daily, Mincha/Maariv not so much. You are a real frum Jew. I’m, well, kind of borderline … maybe even “south” of the border.August 12, 2021 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1999520
To CTRebbe: I was not trying to “prove” anything. I was hoping for an intelligent and informed discussion. I am, among other things, an optimist.August 12, 2021 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1999347
To common saychel: There are plenty of rich frum Jews. I cannot name a single one. So that conclusively proves … what?
a. I don’t keep track of who is wealthy?
b. I am wrong about everything I ever said about the high cost of the living by the “requirements” I listed of frum Jewish life?
c. You worry too much about who is wealthy?
d. My shoes probably smell bad?August 11, 2021 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1999013
To common saychel: I do not envy you. You cannot distinguish between thoughts that pop into your head and actual observance of the world.August 11, 2021 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1999042
To Avram in MD: You have utterly and completely missed my point.August 11, 2021 11:16 am at 11:16 am in reply to: Is the frum “business/economic model” sustainable? #1998849
To common saychel: How do you know that shoes usually stink? Do you sniff shoes? Yours? Or others? (My shoes are fine, but I know nothing about others.)
If you cannot answer your question, no one can answer it for you.
#3 – Bruce Springstein.
YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF BEING A SCHMENDRICK. Did that work?
And your friend ujm is a klutz. I call him/her that because YWN won’t print the word I really mean,edited
To ujm: I had no idea you were a grandparent, if that is what you implied. Kollel – one subject, essential, but one subject. “Career training” and “education” are not the same, not there is anything wrong with either. So, as I guessed, you have an education of a 19-year-old.
ujm: Would you care to tell us your age and education? My guess is that you are 19 and attended a yeshiva that spends very little time on secular subjects.
To common say: Driving like normal people is not safe enough.August 1, 2021 9:47 am at 9:47 am in reply to: If Nassi is wrong, how do you explain why 1000’s of older girls are stil single? #1996179
To Avi K: Where is it written that a married couple should die together?August 1, 2021 9:47 am at 9:47 am in reply to: Temple Beth-El of Borough Park, what do we know about its history? #1996180
Wikipedia is a generally reliable source of information. Take a look at “Temple Beth-el of Borough Park.”
Best of luck, looking forward to your return to the Coffee Room. We need someone who gets the facts right.
I thought a Ben-Giver was a person who gives money in hundred-dollar bills.
If the state governments in the US do not follow the advice of the CDC, the Covid pandemic will last far longer than if everybody did follow the CDC’s advice. Their advice is not perfect, and it is subject to change as they learn more about the virus, but they know the best way to control this virus and the related illnesses.
To Lostspark: How much money is enough? None, and that is what you should pay them.
To Health in your opening post: You forgot to put quotation marks around the word “News”.July 16, 2021 10:53 am at 10:53 am in reply to: Are you allowed to give Tzeddakah/charity to Non-Jews #1992367
There is a woman who aggressively seeks tzedukkah on Fridays outside the grocery store in my neighborhood, and many other woman seeking tzedukkah non-aggressively. When I give to someone other than the agressive woman, she tells me that the one I gave to is not Jewish. Sometimes this is correct, but sometimes it is not, but the aggressive woman always says it. Is she in breach of halachah? She has a letter from a rabbi authorizing her to collect tzedukkah. Should I tell that rabbi about this?
Substantial numbers of Jews left South Africa in the early to middle 1960’s. The ones I know said they left because they had no heart for apartheid. I know nothing about the Jewish community that is there today.
To ujm: (a) I am not confused. (b) I consider “JAP” an anti-Semitic term. (c) Saudi princesses make more money and/or have more wealth than anyone else their age.
Daughter makes more money than anyone her age? So she’s a Saudi princess. This is not the right website for her.
need more info. good-looking or ugly? current income and wealth? professional degree, e.g., MD, JD, CPA?
To Avi K: You certainly know your Regans.
Regan was New York State Comptroller some years back, maybe when Pataki was governor. I couldn’t tell you whether Biden is the new Regan since I remember nothing about the old Regan.
I’m going – meet me at the exit of Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Route 4. I’ll be driving a black Toyota Corolla (2004) and wearing a black suit, white shirt with black lines on the sides of the placket and collar, and a black velvet kippah.
There is a Polish university that wanted to become harder to get into, so they made the doorways narrower.
Some of the top American universities call themselves the Ivy League. Should the top yeshivas be the Wandering Jews? Some American universities with really good football teams call them selves the Big 10 (which has 16 teams, so how smart can they be?) or the Big 12. How about the Big 5?
I misinterpreted the headline on this topic. I thought it was going to be about bochurim getting jobs and supporting themselves with their earnings while learning. I guess I have not been paying close attention.
I am generally opposed to the death penalty, but I have an open mind if it were applied to robo callers.June 18, 2021 10:55 am at 10:55 am in reply to: How can I get my sefer into the hands of yeshiva bochurim #1984342
I think there are some NFL quarterbacks who are Jewish. Maybe they could pass it to bochurim.
AAQ gave a sound answer.