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No, no, you see, we white people are too straight-minded to see things correctly. Didnt you know that there are 57 states? Doesn’t every child in grade school know that? They dont? What is going on in the school systems today that they dont know basic geography!!!
Even though grade school geography was the only subject in which I ever failed a test, (having achieved one point less than 57 on my map of the states test in grade 5), I do remember that there were only 50 spaces on the map that had to be filled in, even though I had Rhode Island out west, bordering on Hawaii and South Carolina.
Or do Affirmative Action educational programs also set up extra states for their participants?
Probably a dumb question, but have you been thoroughly tested to rule out Lyme disease? Anyone who has ever been in summer camp or in the country could have been infected with this and sometimes it is not detected until very late in the (still reversible) disease process.
It was originally composed in Loshon Kodesh – Hashem Hu Malkeynu is the original. Reb Amram ZY”A spoke loshon hakodesh as opposed to “Ivrit”. If you look on the Wikipedia entry for him there is a copy of a food coupon he issued (I guess in place of currency); it is written in laha”k.
But there are some mekubalim, the ones who know lekabel, lekabel veod lekabel, who base their brochos on their amazing skills at finding gematriyas in your bank balance, credit limit, or in the case of Haham Chalom Charlatan of Maasiyahu, in the numbers on your Visa, MasterCard or AmEx.
You got me just in time to do a quick check; it looks fine and in any case I would not do anything special for it until the browser is more established.
“And we do not believe in the government of the heretics.
And we do not care about its laws.”
Ever heard of “dina d’malchusa dina?”
Reb Amram and his true followers were in E”Y before yenne medine and they accept no aid or even documents from it as they do not recognize it. Don’t confuse them with Hirsch or any other clowns who should be singing my version above.
As for the tune, it is on a site run by the clowns but please don’t give them any more hits.
I have a great modern recording of Hashem Hu Malkeinu by Ariel Zilber. If the editor agrees, and since it is in the public domain but no longer online, I will make it available for download on one of my sites and post the link here sometime tomorrow or I will send it to YWN so they can post it for download (which I would prefer).
And neither the words nor the music of the hymn to prikas oyl malchus shamayim that is played in E”Y are Jewish.
It looks nice and I like the homepage that shows the last pages you visited, but so far all I really do with it is use it to play Jewishbroadcast in the background while I use Firefox to do my real online work.
As for Obama’s communication skills, I still like the fact that he communicated to us that we have 57 states, plus one he hasn’t visited yet, plus Alaska and Hawaii…for a total of 60?
Maybe someone in his family is registered to vote in all 60 states, including the state of confusion and nine others that I just may have visited myself last Purim :)!
Not to be confused with the following which is the anthem of the Ku Klux Karta, a band of clowns who desecrate the above, which is a heiliger niggun written by the tzaddik Reb Amram Bloy ZY”A, by singing it at rallies with sonei Yisroel:
Ahmadinejad hee malkynee
Veloi hinynee ovodim
Hakoiran hakoodoish hee chayaynee
Veloi aynaynee maaymeenim
Mekesef shel koifrim anee chayyim, anee chayyim
Umin hacheckim anee oichlim, anee oichlim
Bederech harishis nylych, baesh ubamayim
Bederech harishis nylich, lekabel tashlumim kiflayim!
Ahmadinejad is our king
And we are his servants
The “holy” Koran is our life
We don’t believe in it
From money of unbelievers we live
And from their checks we eat
In the ways of evil we walk
In fire and in water
In the ways of evil we walk
To get double welfare!
Rabbi David Abuhazeira of Nahariya? A true tzadik who truly follows in the ways of his grandfather ZY”A.
Why not Obama?
Because Moshe Aryeh Friedman is not my rav, I do not believe in choosing the candidate who would be most welcomed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his ilk.
LOL – the whole thing was a windup and I was referring to my absurd and contrived requests for medical records. A boy studying in State Tshuva Kollel (one of the best known koilelim of this type is called Sing Sing as it has a record of turning out chazzonim) would only want a girl who clearly has no personal or genetic capability of ever surpassing a size 2…….September 11, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm in reply to: Scene at O�Hare Airport in Chicago This Past Sunday Afternoon #622003
Doc: What part of “obviously shomer Torah u’mitzvos do something pleasant or harmless that I might not do myself,” did you not understand?
A skirt like that is neither pleasant nor harmless nor would I even assume someone wearing it was shomeres torah umitzvos (because chances are her shaitel is so long and natural looking as to fool me or her hair is also not befitting a bas Yisroel).
That is assuming I would somehow notice such a thing. Usually I don’t pay attention to womens’ skirts………………….
Rik – this is not the first time I have heard this animal question narrishkeit either, nor is it the first time I said that I would reply – “Well, I think YOU are a chozzer!”September 11, 2008 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm in reply to: Scene at O�Hare Airport in Chicago This Past Sunday Afternoon #622001
Where I come from, if I see someone who is obviously shomer Torah u’mitzvos do something pleasant or harmless that I might not do myself, I assume he has Daas Torah behind him. I just don’t have the knowledge or the chutzpah to decide that it is ossur for everyone else even if I would not do the same myself.
Anyone who thinks any of my posts on this thread are serious should contact my investment adviser (Samet Associates of Otisville – ask for Keren or Tzvi) for some really hot investments in bridges and kasher lemehadrin snake oil.
Actually I know of a family or shadchan who requested the above information for prospective kallahs’ mothers and sisters as well. This was for a boy whose geoinus and middois were so great as to land him twelve years of full time learning in what can be described as a tshuva kollel, operated by the government of the state in which he resides.
Kitzur – good to hear that at least SOMETHING is done right in E”Y.
I used to be a partner in an ASP.net development firm (business end – I’m not a programmer) and besides everything else I saw how inflexible it is. I have three open source php projects now on my own account and the difference is like day and night (never mind the costs).
Please provide detailed medical records for your daughter including height and weight records for every 6 month period starting from birth. Also please include precise information as to how many Tylenol, Advil, aspirin, cold remedies and antacids she has used per year along with copies of all prescriptions filled for her since birth. (Please mention whether these OTC remedies, including skin and hair care products were kosher/haimish or regular brands and whether or not all prescription and OTC medications used during Pesach were listed in Rabbi Blumenkrantz A”H’s Pesach guide).
In addition, kindly provide dental records and the names and phone numbers of every physician, dentist or other health care provider who has treated her since birth. These should include the educational qualifications of said health care professionals.
Finally, we respectfully request notarized copies of her report cards and disciplinary records since pre-1a, along with a letter from the FBI and CIA testifying to her eligibility for the highest level of security clearance.
No, we should not be reading between the lines.
She’s just an untrained writer who comes off sounding arrogant in some places and sincere in others. That sentence above should read “but I’m looking for someone different”.
If, as I assume, she is using shadchanim, then her appeal really should be to them for setting her up with the wrong guys. Having had my time wasted by a shadchanis who was obsessed with height and must have calculated mine from the top of my best Shabbos hat to the bottom of the heels of a pair of thick soled shoes I wear in the house (how she ever knew I had them is beyond me), I know what kind of characters are involved in sheker diber kesef notel.
In fact the writing is SO bad that if there were no name given I would indeed suspect the letter was not authentic. But sometimes when people express very personal feelings they come out in ways that don’t always look good or make sense.
I don’t think learning full time is for everyone and in my community it is unheard of. But if someone really wants to dedicate her life to supporting a sincere learner who isn’t looking for a meal ticket, let her have her chance. He’s waiting for her since before they were both born!
I just hope she doesn’t plan to support her husband by working as an author, an editor or a journalist :)!
Dear Mr YWN Editor:
We, the undersigned, great friends of the Jewish people throughout the world, combined with true to the Torah rabbis and sages, are in favor from you to remove the ad against Barack Hussein Obama:
-Yisroel Ber Beck
-Yisroel Dovid Weiss
-Moshe Aryeh Friedman
She said a learning boy is better FOR HER!
reformrabbiofberlin, I am sorry but it is now Elul and the next Yom Tov is Rosh Hashanah, not Purim.
PHP is an open source programming language used on the Web.
Dan lekaf zechus. First of all, if the guy is there to pick up medication, he obviously isn’t feeling too well (and you never know what medication it was – could be that R”L he has a mental disorder of some type). Second, some people cannot tolerate the kind of incompetence that is rife now ever since underskilled clerks and poorly programmed computers took over from highly trained pharmacists.
Funny you mention pharmacies. I have only been on the receiving end of abuse when I quietly shop in chain pharmacies while wearing my usual “charedi” (semi-Chassidish) levush. That includes SuperPharm in E”Y (but not the supposedly anti-Semitic European country in which I now live).
Mariner – problem is that if dogs and cats are added then the cholent becomes fleishig. PETA = vegan cholent only because animal protein benefits cerebral development and they don’t want you to think too hard.
Mayan_Dvash – I spent most of my adult life outside the US and do not know who Mark Levin is :).
So long as she is saying fine by ME, just not for ME, it is OK (but not a stellar example of proper writing). She feels they are there for the wrong reasons as far as SHE is concerned.
This is a personal letter. If she were decrying the fact that her classmates are all looking for working boys when they should have internalized what they learned in sem or whatever, then she would be way out of line.
Years ago I bought a cassette of Sefardi piyutim produced by one of the Syrian kehillos in Brooklyn, and there was a warning referring to the posuk in which hasagas gvul is mentioned (from last week’s parsha). I’ve also seen “issur hasagas gvul” on some “haimish” albums.
In any case, trying to find a heter for copying in most cases smacks of the “naval birshus haTorah”. Listen to online radio or use the listening stations in the sforim stores, keep track of what you like, and buy only what you like.
Nice to see that someone still has such a sensitivity for nivul peh. Yasher koiach, Postsemgirl – you are a real dugma chaya!
Oh, and if you really did follow Carlebach, you would not call me or any other Jew a rosho. He could not control himself and he was a menuval of the first order, but his krumkeit was the peace and (free) love of the 60’s, not the kind of nonsense you are spouting here about reshoim and yom hadin.
Having the internet is the equivalent of having a potentially dangerous power saw in your home. You may actually be a contractor who uses it for parnossoh or you might use such a tool wisely and construct your sukkah. On the other hand you can use it like a schlimazel and cut at all kinds of angles thereby rendering a good piece of wood totally useless, you can R”L cut off a few fingers, or you can really go off the deep end and murder or maim someone with it.
So too the Net – you can use it for parnossoh and even learn online as you listen to kosher music, you can waste time with it, you can burn your neshomo by reading kefira and starting to develop doubts chas vesholom, or you can really reach the lowest depths and become addicted to online gambling or worse R”L.
The solution – just as you would not use that dangerous saw without knowing how to use it (or ever leave it where children could play with it), and just as nowadays the best tools have safety features built in, you need to make sure you are using it only for good and constructive purposes or at least for legitimate reasons such as keeping up with family around the world. Filters are a must, with different settings controlled by an outside party if possible for different members of the family. And if you think you might go overboard, it is best you stay away or not use it without someone else present.
I do know that there are boys who want to live in luxury while learning all their lives (and according to the stereotype they usually burn out and join their shver’s business in the end, or they are the characters I used to see in Bank Leumi on Kikar Shabbos watching the stock market ticker in the old days before Internet as they pretended to learn in order to stay out of the army or on their shver’s gravy train) but there are male counterparts to the author of this letter as well – they’re the ones we don’t hear about as part of a crisis because they are realistic as well (or we do hear of them after they leave koilel and become our best mechanchim and kiruv activists – or the next gedoilim).
No, my reply was satire and parody as I hope all other replies on this thread were – just that it was satire and parody of another real, imagined or exaggerated issue in our community rather than the shidduch crisis.
ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really cracking up this time!
“rosho” itzk has written off (at least) two- thirds of am yisroel and insulted tens of thousands of holy neshomos.
Even Carlebach’s handful of leftover followers would never claim that he influenced 2/3 of am yisroel or had anything to do with tens of thousands of holy neshomos. He was a FREAKJOB who was part of a spiritual menu for a dwindling crowd of fellow FREAKJOBS.
I still remember that concert in 1990 on the Upper West Side. The 2 yeshivaleit and I who were there for the music looked as out of place as we would have in a nudist colony R”L. We were probably the only ones in the crowd who knew a single posuk that the mamash a gevald freakjob was singing….and let me tell you I was so inspired that I did something I never had done before or have done since at a concert or other function……you know, it was mamash a gevald, so high, so holy that I just couldn’t bear to see the holy Reb Shlomo hug and kiss all the heiliger maidlach freakjobs because I wasn’t holy enough to hang out with the meshuggines wearing such weird clothing and makeup that looked like 1968 in 1990 that you know, mamash, I WALKED OUT, never to return or to voluntarily listen to Carlebach again.
Even an acquaintance of mine, who is a big fan of his music describes Carlebach in the most unflattering terms possible without slipping into nivul peh. Someone I knew from the old days when I was just becoming frum and whom I would describe as very modern, was very turned off by his constant displays of physical affection toward her when she interviewed him for a Jewish publication.
It is clear as a bell to me that she means this only for herself; she knows what is ahead for her and wants this for herself, not for boys who are clearly not interested in what she wants.
The fact that she would begin with comparing the shidduch crisis to golus hashechina makes it clear who she is and where she is coming from.
Keep in mind that she is not a professional writer and I do see that she may be inadvertently conveying a tone in some places that does not match the rest of her letter.
Listen, it could be worse. I allow my four wives to wear burqas that expose their eyes and they were threatened with bleach in Beit Shemesh. When I saw that the ekonomika did not have a Badatz hechsher, I was furious and called the Mishmeres Hatznius myself. Fortunately my oldest wife was wearing a tin foil burqa anyway and she was the only one who was splashed with the bleach during the ensuing melee…………….
Sorry, Nameless, but it is you who are guilty of the nasty generalization.
Besides, Shoshana Miriam has made it clear that she BELIEVES IN the material sacrifices she has made and will continue to make, not that she is “settling”. She is also not condemning those who make different choices within the Torah world. There are bochurim out there with the same values as she has and one of them was chosen for her in Shamayim; after all they and S.M. believe in and live by the same Torah and it is only a matter of time before they meet each other!
PETA cholent (I’m abroad so pardon my metric measurements):
1 kilogram anti-Semitism, finely chopped
2 kilograms misanthropy, disguised as concern for animals
5 kilograms lies
100 grams dried out half truths
Publish the half truths in the New York Slimes or similar left-leaning rag. Spread the lies by disguising yourself behind a misguided Jewish couple and photographing shechita and kapporos using trick photography. Add misanthropy and anti-Semitism, lean far to the left, and half bake for years until people are gullible enough to believe you.
1) Which Federal and State entitlement programs is her family eligible for, and how many such payments do they receive?
2) How many members of the family are learning in Otisville?
3) Does she wear shoes with thick enough soles to serve as false bottoms for cash or gemstones when she is flying overseas?
If I am indeed a rosho, then at least I will bring joy to Yidden when I die, because it is written in Mishlei: “ubeavoid reshoim rina” – when reshoim die there are shouts of joy. Unlike others, whose krumkeit brings no joy to anyone in this world or the next…..
Tzippi, thanks for your concern but simcha poiretz geder and I am laughing my head off at the silliness of the empty klalois that are being directed my way from Berlin.
As for my personal perspective of a fellow Jew, if you mean Berlin, I don’t take him seriously. If you mean Carlebach, well, just as it is our duty to speak out against the molestors of today, it is our duty to make sure that one whose nonsense opened the door to all sorts of perversions at the fringes of the community is exposed as such so that others do not follow his example or continue to revere his memory. A quick look at the Chofetz Chayim makes it very clear that speaking out about someone who passed himself off as a frum spiritual guide while committing issurei skila vesreyfo is not LH or MSR.
well, the “rosho” itzik stays up late on motzei shabbos to continue denigrating the holy Yidden, like all “resho-im’ in our history. Don’t worry about boiler rooms “le-achar missah” I can guarantee you that you will not see a good end to your own life.
LOL. You should have a refuas hanefesh bekorov mamash.
The words of the poster “Itzik” are the most despicable and disgusting words I have seen on this website. And I have seen some bad postings!!! I have to contain myself from using some choice langauge!
Go put on “Sak Vo-efer” and ask mechillah from all those Yidden who are worth a thousand times more than you. When you come before the “Kisseh Hakovod’ the first thing they will ask you to do is kneel before those holy neshomos that you insulted ! Your neshomo is ashame ,gving you life ! SHAME ON YOU !!! You are the main reason why Hakodosh Boruch Hu has not sent us the geulah shleimah!
Thanks for the laugh, reformrabbiofberlin. I haven’t laughed this hard since a couple of Purims ago – but I do much better Carlebach imitations than your “holy neshomos” shtus above.
I’d like to know your thoughts on “Kiruv?”
Kiruv and the New Age nonsense of Carlebach, neo-Chassidism loosely based on a strange combination of a few pages of Likutei Moharan and Kabbalah cults have nothing to do with one another. We do not lower ourselves and allow all kinds of krum ideas to penetrate our communities and call it kiruv. Carlebach was a dishonest freak who should have said outright that he was not frum as his buddy Zalman Schachter did and still does.
And one thing is for sure, I don’t listen to Carlebach in this world and I won’t be listening to him in the next world either – because I am not headed to that place where the boiler room operates 24/7 and where the loudspeaker plays Carlebach all day.
As for the ban, it goes a little too far – but a hashgocho or rating system on music, including albums, concerts and videos, is not a bad idea.
The “thousands” of BT’s that Carlebach of less than blessed memory supposedly brought in with his pritzusdige concerts and other activities are but a couple of hundred fringe weirdos who consider Yiddishkeit another alternative lifestyle and live it accordingly. I was a fan of his music until I saw him in concert and saw how he behaved.
It is better for Yidden to honestly be frei and into alternative lifestyles than to follow the likes of that menuval and bend Yiddishkeit into another krum weirdo New Age cult.