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  • in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699731

    Joseph
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    You need to throw away the winning ticket.

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1699455

    Joseph
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    “In Judiam there is no such distiction. When moshiach comes and Jeish leadership iis reestablished the government will force you to pay maaser, with force if neccesary (kofin al mitzvas asei) they will force you to leave your field fallow every 7th year .”

    Ubiq: I’m sure you’re not a hypocrite and you similarly believe that since under a Torah government we would execute toeiva practitioners you, too, want that activity prohibited in America.

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1699378

    Joseph
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    If halacha allows but doesn’t require abortion (which I agree with Avram is a very rare case), then if the secular law prohibits abortion in that case (which is also very unlikely as any new abortion restrictions will likely be far less restrictive than halacha) she shouldn’t get an abortion. There’s no conflict in such a case between halacha and secular law as not getting an abortion violates neither.

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1699327

    Joseph
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    Liberals are far more prone to pushing for pulling the plug on a medical patient. Remember Terri Schiavo, anyone? President Bush went so far as to issue a presidential order to try to save her while the lowlife liberals wearing robes in courts were did everything they could to kill her. The left today is on the verge of allowing doctors to pull the plug against the family’s wishes if the doctor feels the quality of life isn’t good for the patient or if the medical expenses aren’t worth the effort to save the life.

    in reply to: Joining Litvishe #1699322

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    Gaon: How does being a simple erlich Ashkenazic Jew these days fly less than being Chasidic?

    in reply to: Joining Sephardic #1699321

    Joseph
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    Yabia: Which halacha followed the Megurashim?

    in reply to: Joining Sephardic #1699234

    Joseph
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    Why would they not marry each other?

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1699198

    Joseph
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    Today’s pope is “liberal” only in the context of Catholicism. Compared to other recent popes he’s a liberal. In context to the wider world outside Catholicism, even today’s pope isn’t considered liberal by a long-shot.

    In fact, even the the two previous popes before the current one, who are considered to be very conservative by all accounts, were economically liberal, opposed the death penalty, supported open borders/free immigration and supported generous welfare. So could you really even consider Pope Benedict or Pope John Paul II to be conservative, given those positions?

    In any event, in today’s America those affiliated with the left and who call or consider themselves to be liberal or “progressive”, take social positions that are completely anathema to Torah and Judaism, even in the context of what is permitted/prohibiited for Bnei Noach based on the Sheva Mitzvos. And as such, in the context of the American political scene, it is certainly prohibited to be or be affiliated with the liberals, left, progressives and Democrats given their support for toeiva, abortion, right to suicide, right to pull the plug on the terminally ill, and generally supporting public immorality.

    in reply to: Joining Sephardic #1699191

    Joseph
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    I thought that the “non-Spanish Sephardim” intermarried with the original Spanish Sephardim over the past 500 years since the Spanish Sephardim moved into the countries of the Edah Hamizrach, to the extent that it is rare today that any Sephardi is anything other than of mixed heritage of original Spanish and original Edah Hamizrach.

    Even the different minhagim of the original Edah Hamizrach and of the original Spanish Sephardim were usually combined into one nusach/minhagim. And more often than not the original Spanish nusach survived more than the original Edah Hamizrach nusach. That, for example, happened in Syria. This was because numerically the Spanish Sephardim were a lot more numerous in the places they moved to after the Inquisition than the numbers of Jews who lived there from before the Expulsion.

    in reply to: Hearing Parshas Zachor Surrounded by Amalek #1698764

    Joseph
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    I think you’re making assumptions about what other people think about you that may very well be very incorrect assumptions on your part, despite making nebulous connections to justify the assumptions.

    in reply to: Lakewood’s economy revolves on local construction #1698724

    Joseph
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    There’s nothing you need to worry about. There’s no serious action being taken by the zoning authorities in Lakewood to slow down construction anytime soon. As things stand the rate of construction and population growth is set to continue expanding by at least the same leaps and bounds as it has until now.

    in reply to: Building America after the war #1698645

    Joseph
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    YTV, YCB, YOB “existed”. And even they were not comparable to the European yeshovos. But even those prewar American yeshivos were drops in the bucket of prewar American Jewry where the vast majority of the American Jewish youth — even those that were Orthodox affiliated — were mostly going to public schools. And from public school mostly going OTD.

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1698643

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    er: The five day workweek is a separate thing from making it illegal to fire people who don’t want to work on their religious holidays or day of rest. Even after the advent of a five day workweek it was still legal to fire a worker who wouldn’t or couldn’t work on a certain day of the week due to religion. That protection came later.

    In libeal circles (universities, minority rights movements, BDS and other left-wing circles), anti-semitism is openly tolerated. Sometimes they call it anti-Israel and sometimes they don’t bother. And these groups are officially tolerated, coddled to and accepted by official Democrat politicians.

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1698631

    Joseph
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    The same people who support abortion often support pulling the plug on old sick people that they think isn’t worth the medical expense to keep alive.

    Sometimes they’ll even insist on pulling the plug against the family’s wishes.

    And it is generally the same people who support abortion that also support legalized doctor assisted suicide.

    in reply to: Halachically okay to be liberal? #1698531

    Joseph
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    er: Your facts are incorrect. It was not the Democrats/liberals that pushed for laws that protect Sabbath observers and other minorities. Those laws came thanks to Republicans. Well into the 1960s the Democrats were still a racist party supporting the subjugation of blacks and other minorities whereas it was the Republicans who from the Civil War era through the 1960s pushed for minority rights against Democrat racists.

    Secondly, even if the Democrats had some good positions 50+ years ago, that has nothing to do with today. Today is a different world. Democrats then were often KKK members (i.e. Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, etc.). Democrats then actually often opposed abortion. Today virtually no conservatives and no Republicans support allowing employers to fire employees who are Sabbath observers. In fact, it is the Democrats who have increasingly become anti-religion in recent years, often supporting laws forcing religious people to violate their religion in order not to discriminate against immoral lifestyles.

    in reply to: American Jewry in Galus #1698566

    Joseph
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    “life was hard”

    It only became required when life got easier?

    in reply to: best way to research Jewish genealogy? #1696126

    Joseph
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    Genealogical DNA test.

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695293

    Joseph
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    Is someone michuyiv to pay the grocery store for milk if it is owned by a family member?

    in reply to: Joining Chabad #1695256

    Joseph
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    So we all agree that I can be mekabel upon myself to accept being a member of the Dutch hashkafa, as much as the OP accepts Chabad for himself, and I can start eating milichigs one hour after fleishigs?

    in reply to: What are most people misleaded about what chabad #1695119

    Joseph
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    Unfortunately the not tznius affects more than just the newly religious; even some of the longtime families suffer from this egregious sin.

    in reply to: Joining Chabad #1695201

    Joseph
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    “If someone moved to Amsterdam they very well could take up the Minhag of 1 hour between meat and Milk”

    You don’t even have to move to Amsterdam, according to the arguments here. Just declare yourself to accept the Dutch Jewish hashkafas (same way someone might become Chabad) and you can start eating milichigs 1 hour after fleishigs.

    in reply to: Joining Chabad #1693769

    Joseph
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    Why are you joining? Is there something wrong with the kehila/hashkafa you’re currently affiliated with?

    One isn’t supposed to change away from their father’s minhagim.


    Joseph
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    See Rav Moshe’s psak about an eiruv in Manhattan.

    in reply to: Danger in America anyone else considering moving?!?! #1693599

    Joseph
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    Silly Gedolim. How did they miss such a basic Torah?


    Joseph
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    rebbetzin – do you have even a single source that says a woman is permitted to get drunk?

    in reply to: Beit Yaakov elementaries in RBS #1689432

    Joseph
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    Large portions of chasidim don’t integrate into American society. Not being very fluent in the national language, arts, culture or secular society. And they thrive despite not integrating. Why should not integrating into Israeli society be any different. (That’s a statement, not a question.)

    in reply to: Which internet filter do you use? #1688963

    Joseph
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    K9 hasn’t been updated in about five years. Does it block inappropriate sites that are newer than its last update?

    in reply to: Is YWN orthdox press? #1688369

    Joseph
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    Shopping: Until about two or so years ago this site never published pictures of women.

    in reply to: What to Know Before Buying a Water Cooler or Dispenser #1688139

    Joseph
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    Make sure the water has a hechsher.

    in reply to: Wars every 28 years #1688138

    Joseph
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    What’s the gematria tell us?

    in reply to: Potential Idea to help create more shidduchim #1687833

    Joseph
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    Sechel: When did Lubavitch stop having beshows (or whatever the previous system was) and move to American-style dating?

    in reply to: What is the best NY State of Health insurance plan? #1671522

    Joseph
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    The Essential Plan is for low income families that make too much for Medicaid. Depending on income it may or may not have a monthly premium and/or co-pays/co-insurance. On the lower income side the Essential Plan is completely free with no monthly cost and no cost to see doctors or get prescriptions. On the higher income scale that still qualifies for the Essential Plan it cost $20/month and has copays that are generally either $15 or $25 a visit. Dental and Vision is either free (including no copays), if income eligible, or between $10 and $25/month in monthly premiums with low copays, depending which plan you choose.

    The Qualified Health Plans (otherwise known as ACA or Obamacare plans), for those earning too much to qualify for Medicaid or the Essential Plan, come with a federal tax subsidy to pay for a portion of the monthly premium, if income eligible. You can choose levels called Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. (Catastrophic doesn’t qualify for a tax subsidy. The Silver may, if income eligible, receive a further reduction in copays/coinsurance/deductibles). You can choose from different insurance carriers, each offering different metal levels, with different premium amounts. The benefits, for the most part, are the same across them all. The differences is the cost, both monthly and for every medical visit/usage.

    As far as the insurance carriers are concerned, the major differences are their network of physicians and medical facilities. That’s where you have to do your homework to see which insurance networks your doctors are part of. If you choose a PPO plan instead of an HMO plan (the PPOs cost more per month), you also can use out of network doctors by paying the coinsurance instead of the lower copays of in-network doctors.

    Either way you’ll first need to meet your annual deductible, paying out of pocket, before any insurance coverage kicks in for that year, other than well checkups with your primary physician, which is included for free several times a year.

    in reply to: New Kosher Gym? #1665696

    Joseph
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    Why did the last one close down?

    in reply to: The Pittsburgh Massacre And Rabbi Aderet #1612508

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    ubiquitin: The Conservative conversion the two “fathers” conducted for their adopted baby isn’t a valid conversion, so it doesn’t demonstrate that the Ribono Shel Olam opposes bris milah.

    in reply to: Is it Bittual Torah to learn to be a Marksman? #1612509

    Joseph
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    Wouldn’t supporters of banning weapons oppose allowing non-law enforcement people having weapons in worship houses?

    in reply to: The Vues #1611355

    Joseph
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    1. The Vues used to be called The T.V. Vues.

    2. They still publish the T.V. schedule.

    3. Consider that before bringing it into your home.

    in reply to: Liberal conspiracy #1610764

    Joseph
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    These fake bombs coming from the left is the most logical explanation, even if yet unproven.

    in reply to: Eretz Yisroel dating vs. American dating #1610762

    Joseph
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    That would still leave the fact of being the chosen nation as being xenophobic.

    in reply to: Eretz Yisroel dating vs. American dating #1610728

    Joseph
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    Would you consider the claim that a nation was chosen by G-d over all other nations to be racist?

    in reply to: Eretz Yisroel dating vs. American dating #1610448

    Joseph
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    @ctlawyer

    Mr. Katz, my English teacher of yore, sends you his regards. 🙂

    What you’re saying is that the truth and stating the unembellished truth, can potentially constitute racism if the proferred theory is true but racist. If that’s so, then you’re defining racism as something that isn’t inherently bad. Such as citing being the chosen nation.

    @rebyidd23

    Racism as a topic was mentioned (by yourself) before the reply number you mentioned. @ctlawyer opined that supremacism is racism. Thus my comment in response to yours was on topic.

    That being said, before comment #1610328 racism as a topic was not mentioned in this thread.

    in reply to: Eretz Yisroel dating vs. American dating #1610349

    Joseph
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    Is Jewish supremacism, the belief that being Jewish is superior to not being Jewish, racist? We know we’re chosen by G-d; there can be nothing superior to being chosen by G-d compared to not being so chosen.

    in reply to: Why it’s better not to win the lottery #1610347

    Joseph
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    Some people became rich by inheritance or other gift rather than by choice. Aside from that, even if it was a choice to become rich, that doesn’t demonstrate that being rich is easy, good or the right choice. And it is a nisoyon whether or not it is good.

    in reply to: Rav Yitzchok Lichtenstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaath #1610240

    Joseph
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    So Rav Yitzchok Lichtenstein shlita shares the hashkafas/shittos of his rebbi Rav Dovid Solovietchik shlita?

    Are any of the current Roshei Yeshivos of YTV considered to be the primary RY, in the same sense that Rav Pam zt”l held that title?

    Will any of the current RY fill the seat on the Agudah Moetzes that Rav Pam zt’l held?

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1607803

    Joseph
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    DY: Mesdames CS and Philosopher have said that the Shulchan Aruch and Rambam cited no longer apply in our 21st century day and age.

    Philosopher: I absolutely said no such thing. I challenge you to quote any post of mine where I said that.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1607741

    Joseph
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    Not a single posek in the universe disagrees with the quoted Shulchan Aruch or any of the other poskim cited.

    in reply to: Don’t build more galuyot. #1588839

    Joseph
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    That is certainly not the only reason. But regarding the ג׳ שבועות, everyone holds from them except the Zionists. This isn’t a Satmar position. This issue and point has already been discussed extensively on this forum. I’ve demonstrated this point on multiple old threads and won’t repeat the same. Search this forum for the three oaths and the Maharal.

    in reply to: Western sensibilities and Halacha #1539197

    Joseph
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    DY: I’ve personally heard a godol say (and it is easily verifiable) that if they thought it were wise, the Ashkenazic Gedolim today could end the ban and go back to the original accepted practice. Do you see that if they did so that would constitute a contemporary “change of Halacha”?

    in reply to: Western sensibilities and Halacha #1539160

    Joseph
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    I can supply the actual text of the ban saying it

    ubiq: I’m willing to guarantee any dollar amount (or anything else) of your choosing that you most certainly do not have the actual text of the ban.

    I don’t understand what you are saying. At one point hakacha allowed two wives. Then it didn’t.

    Incorrect. Halacha still allows it. Non-Ashkenazim still do it ad hayom hazeh. Even Ashkenazim can do it with a heter meah. It is a takana for Ashkenazim not to do it; it is not halacha. You cannot dismiss the differences between a halacha and a takana.

    in reply to: Kedusha #1533119

    Joseph
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    The original example works for women since they can only be married to one man but not for men since they can marry multiple women.

    in reply to: Well Done Brooklyn Response #1400957

    Joseph
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    Did you miss reading “former” OOTers?

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