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For the purpose of the prohibition of Shatnez, the article of clothing must be worn for a normal clothing type function such as protection against the cold or sun. This is from the Gemara about wearing Shatnez clothing purely to sell to non Jews who do not have this prohibition.
Does this also apply to positive commandment of Tzitzis?
“has no function”
If the underlining beged (piece of clothing) has no function how do you make a Bracha with Shem and Malchus (until you get married) for the Tzitzis?
The ideal of not having to venture forth out to work or shop for bargains does require a fully supporting husband / family.
The wife of the Kohain Gadol will not be running from Walmart to Costco for the latest bargain.
For those in lesser circumstances getting a Shabbos / tznius friendly job will be the goal.
The most important component in achieving this ideal has to come from the man in supplying all the needs that the Bas Melech does not need to venture forth.
This concept was seen by the family of the Kohain Gadol, who was required to be wealthy.
To impose this on a woman who does not have such a husband or the prospect of having such a husband can be cruel.
The reality is that presently the supply of men able to fully support their families is limited.
The parents must be fully informed by the camp of all tipping expectations before they sign the child up for camp.
Overdressing a boy who has recently been sick due to heat is clearly an unacceptable risk.
WIY, you are dangerous.
If there is the slightest risk we even defer the most stringent positive commandments.
Whenever there is the slightest risk of life, the positive fulfillment of commandments is always deferred.
During the 40 years of the Jewish people being in the desert the Bris Milah (circumcision) was not done.
“with a Big White Furry Coat”
The white is from Tzaraas for speaking so harshly about the Jewish State.
No matter how disconnected one is from Torah, if he lives in Israel he will likely marry a Jewish woman and there is always hope that future generations will return to Torah.
The distortion of priorities come from certain organizations claiming unique “segulah” type powers, not from steaks.
Coffee addict, you are demanding a higher standard than the Torah which gives the Kohanim (priests descending from Aaron) steaks for bringing the Korbanos (animal offerings in the Temple).July 7, 2011 4:35 am at 4:35 am in reply to: Two points from this weeks Yated – Kollel & Agudah #787370
“to strengthen the out of town kollels”
The original Shevet Levi also got dispersed.
They were given 48 small towns throughout the other tribes.
“most healthy people can go quite a period with guf naki.”
Perhaps so as not to bring to shame those who can not???
Sometimes a stringency shows a greater sensitivity to others, sometimes a leniency shows greater sensitivity.
In a related recent thread I felt the more stringent position showed respect for the privacy of others.
Here, equating informality with immodesty shows a high degree of elitism.
If you teach your kids about Tzedakah before they have their own money or allowance, they will grow up thinking the Mitzvah is to ask your parents for money to give to a cause.
Without the Josephs, the threads would be much less exciting. However, we need to know who the Josephs are.
In this thread alone there are two additional Josephs that the moderators have not yet alerted us to.
Besides ZeesKite there is at least one or two other Joseph’s on this thread.
Black is the color of the Yankees and Darth Vader.
There should be no Kefirah in a moderated YWN Coffeeroom blog, and if there is it is fully the fault of the moderator for doing the final step of releasing it.
It could have been a strong step upwards if you got one that was not black. By doing so you would be saying, “I recognize the miracles that G-d did for the Jewish nation in 1948 and in 1967.”
Black if the official color of Tefilin which show that you recognize the miracles of the Exodus.
Sometimes there is a need for innovation. When that happens we must accurately record that it is an innovation. For example, with the central 3 times a day prayer we know when it was instituted. We must always teach what is Biblical, what is Rabbinic and what is Minhag. When a specific community Minhag is mis-represented as being Biblical I will protest.
I believe in live and let live.
I am just arguing that those who do not adopt chassidic minhugim have a valid basis.
The lack of unbroken Mesorah chain is the reason why the pre war Litvish community rejected chassidic practices.
Almost all Kabalistic based customs that are not mentioned in the Talmud can not be considered to have an unbroken chain of tradition back to Moshe.
Let us start with Upsherin (growing boy’s hair until age 3 and then cutting it in a ceremony).June 26, 2011 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm in reply to: Is the CR Responsible for Bitul Torah of the Posters #781064
The question is what the posters / readers would be doing otherwise?
Would they be spending the time at other less appropriate sites or speaking about improper subjects?
Would they instead be involved in real Torah learning or intense Tefilah?
For some of us the CR is saving us from spiritual ruin.
For others the CR means that a Mincha Shemoneh Esreh that would otherwise have 60 minutes of preparation will have to do with only 30.
This thread they keep open while the “long davening” one is closed. I protest!!!
“due to its lack of mesorah”
Why have some many Chassidic minhagim spread so rapidly recently when they have no unbroken chain of Mesorah back to Moshe?
“How does saying that for a girl, davening is more important then learning, demonstrate a hostile attitude toward learning? “
I was not commenting upon her desire to daven, but on your statements that show a disdain for for both Torah and secular learning.
“More likely it is either a secular studies class or some sort of chumash class where the girls just memorize”
“which is at best, an intellectual stimulation”
This kind of hostile attitude towards learning (both kodesh and chol) and school is a big problem. It infects our children and gives them an excuse to neglect their studies and stunt their intellectual growth. For both Jewish men and women knowledge is needed to fulfill our roles in life.
As I showed above the “chasidim harishonim” certainly did not use prayer to escape learning.
Actually the community leaders can request everyone to take off time for a focused day of prayer when their is a crises. Mordechai did that in Shushan and requested 3 days in a row. However, none of the 3 days were normal work days. They were erev Pesach, first day of Pesach and second day of Pesach (at least chol HaMoed, perhaps Shabbos).
Back to topic at hand: If anyone still alive from when we knew what tcheiles was come back and testifies that such and such is indeed tcheiles we should be able to accept him as an ordinary witness. I am not aware of a need for 2 witnesses in such matters.
I checked the Artscroll Berachos on this and a wonderful insight is brought down.
The Gemara asks how their needs were done and their knowledge of Torah kept. The focus is on the term “kept” rather than acquired.
This implies that they had already fully acquired Torah previously and only then were able to become the “chasidim harishonim”. This is based upon the dictum that one who is deficient in Torah knowledge can not be a true chasid.
Based upon this, their spending 9 hours in Davening only occurred after they mastered Torah. Hence, the concern was only how they kept on to their Torah knowledge, and not how they acquired their Torah knowledge.
After we test to ascertain that indeed he is indeed Eliyahu then on a one time basis he will be able to instruct us to:
Wear Shatnez and skip work and Daven all day over the protest of our wives.
“they had special siyata dishmaya that in the few hours remaining”
In the time of Rebbe, such “chassidim harishonim” no longer existed. That is why he called them “harishonim” which means from an earlier era.
Perhaps by his era there were no longer such spiritually inclined people; or there still were, but the special siyata dishmaya (Heavenly assistance) that allowed them to pray 9 hours a day was withdrawn???
Did such “chassidim harishonim” re-appear in later generations?
A Moderator is what is needed get a nuclear chain reaction to move along. Without a good Moderator the neutrons are moving too fast to have a good chance of splitting additional atoms and keep the chain reaction going.
For Nuclear threads in the YWN Coffee room, 80 appears to be the most effective.
At least 5 Josephs have already posted on this thread.
We are always allowed to kill an animal that is threatening people.
This “reincarnated lawyer” story is certainly not enhancing how Orthodox Jews are viewed. We need to distance ourselves from such mystical practices.
On the other hand taking action to protect people from harm will enhance respect for us.
We must focus on what will cause the world to say as per Devarim 4:6 “only an understanding and wise nation…”
“And 99 of of said you should go to Gan Eden. But ONE deieh said to send you to Gehenom”
In such cases of dispute it depends upon how that person judged others.
On erev Yom Kippur we seek peace with our fellow man, so that if 999 vote guilty and one not guilty the not guilty vote wins.
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Sorry, Zeeskite; I can not believe you do not know what these words mean, as they represent your philosophy.
While these words express a spiritual aspiration of those who are most spiritually inclined; normative Halacha generally does not follow this approach.
The general rule in the Gemara is that we make fences around Biblical prohibitions and not around Rabbinic prohibitions.
When Halacha appears to be such, there is generally an explanation.
For example, the second day of Yom Tov is Rabbinic; and we generally observe Rabbinic prohibitions of work also on the second day. This is not to create a fence around a fence, but to keep the character of the second day the same as the first day.
“An unmarried b’ula needs to cover her hair.”
I can see two difficulties with this:
a) Women will be discouraged from doing Teshuva; and
b) We do not want an unmarried women’s history publicized.
Practical solutions are needed here, some at the communal level and some at the individual level.
At the communal level:
Shul layout plays a role. If everyone is fairly close to the Bima (where the Torah is read from), they will focus on the actual reading of the Torah.
Our shul eliminated “mishebeirach”s (potentially long prayers for each person called to the Torah with expected donations from them) and uses pledge cards instead.
Individual level: Sit as close to the Prayer Leader and / or Bima as practical.
It appears that New York State is not teaching anything about USA geography!!!
Texas is as South as you can get and not end up in Mexico or the Gulf of Mexico!!!
Go Mavericks!!! 112-103
The Heat is in Final cooldown.
According to all major Torah and political (lehavdil) “deios” (opinions) Texas is!!!
It is full of northerners who came here for a JOB, including me.
In the northern cities Unions are powerful, but the next generation ends up whistling Dixie as they can’t get any decent jobs up north.
“A Yirei Shmayim should suffice.”
We as human beings have no way of determining who is a Yirei Shmayim, one who truly fears HaShem,
at least since the end of Nevuah (prophecy).
Because of this, there are many who are clearly part of the Torah community, but are uncomfortable with the “Charedei” label.
Earlier we had from Pac-Man of all people, and in this regard I agree with him, “A black hat is a maaila that should be earned before one puts it on.”
When you have accomplished in Torah learning substantially more than a “run of the mill” Smicha, then a Black Hat can be considered.
A “run of the mill” Smicha is when your knowledge in Shulchan Aruch is no longer Botel B’Shishim (you know at least 1/60th of the Shulchan Aruch).
Bochur1818, how many Black Hats in your shul?
In our shul, the Rabbi does not wear a Black Hat, but one family does (3 generations) and they are well respected.June 1, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am in reply to: Were not Chassidish at all, but we go to Rebbes for Brachos #773263
“The beginning of becoming frum is to dump the “greatest mind ever developed” into the garbage.”
I would like to hear from some of those seriously involved with Kiruv if this is actually true.
If I were just becoming frum ZeesKite’s Fire and Brimstone lectures above would turn me off.May 31, 2011 2:42 am at 2:42 am in reply to: Were not Chassidish at all, but we go to Rebbes for Brachos #773208
Pac Man, I checked the string more carefully and she speculated, “In addition, I sense that my husband would not be thrilled by my shaving (at best he’d accept it), but wouldn’t ever admit it.”
Based upon this, she should consult very carefully with her husband before taking any action.
Fortunately, even if she would take a vow to shave her head every month; her husband will have until sunset on the day he hears about the vow to nullify the vow.
This thread has shone a bright light on the importance of this law of nullifying vows.
No one is allowed to take on unilaterally stringent customs of another community where potential vital interests of their spouse can be affected.