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Rav Moshe ZT”L said a vort: “Sheishes Yamim Ta’aseh Melachah” – so no off days on Sundays, and no age of retirement – 6 days a week till you’re dead
what does “anony” mean?
words with a certain number of letters
lemaisa, why is there not a cal to arms now that there is mounting pressure and traction to free him?
more likey he is 6 or 7 generation.
i looked at the article you linked and it said grandson, which sounds like a stretch condidering the Gaon lived on the late 1700’s.
articles written by monsters with an anti-semitic agenda generally tend to be a little short on the factual side. . .
is he the grandson of the Vilna Gaon or great grandson
*amend to #1 – intent + knowledge and awareness of the fact that you are doing something, and that that something is illegal.
1 – the bochurim in japan were unwittingly doped into smuggling drugs. Part of commiting a crime is the intent to commit one. One who is totally duped into something like those poor bochurim were is not guilty of anything except maybe stupidity; this is a good reason people should be a little more educated about certain aspects of the real world.
2 – i would have pointed out the punishments for those whose acts of expionage were far worse than pollards, but someone already did and besides, it is galuy v’yadua.
3 – what maidoff did was definitely deserving of the kind of punishment he got and is in no way related to pollards crime.
4 – tell me who didn’t support the efforts to free pollard if such valid daas Torah authorities exist.
5 – Feif Un – could you be more specific in your muslim case, like if we know he really is only working for SA and not also some terror org, etc.
if you are not confident in your choice and have doubts, you won’t have a happy marriage bec you will always be wondering whether this is your bashert.
Furthermore, the fact that pretty much all sects of judiasm came out in support of the efforts to free Pollard seems to maybe indicate that there is a BIG, HUGE mitzvah here.
ronsr – whatever pollard did or didn’t do, he has either way more than paid his pittance and then some.
Feif Un – that’s because he is then deserving of a punishment, which is the natrual consequence of commited a crime. However, that does not mean that if someone pickpockets a guy and is sentenced to 50 years in jail, well, he commited a crime, so no mitzvah!! When the punishment is grossly unproprtional to the crime, then the svara of do crime == get punished doesn’t validate the excessive, cruel, outrageous punishing of the perpetrator!!
how long on average does it take for something to get dis/approved?
although to be fair, bush didn’t free pollard either, so shame on republicans too for not doning so.
why are all of the roshei yeshiva and gedolim [who have shaychos] staunchily anti-democrat? because their views are wildly anti-Torah in the extreme in may ways! I know a number of roshei yeshiva who said b’feirush to vote republican for pres, congress, and other national gov’t elections.
if pollard was a black he wouldve been freed a long time ago by all the black activists – it’s not a joke.
But obama would rather free the terrorists at gitmo than free an ally’s agent who did nothing whatsoever harmful to the US.
it’s an ongoing disgrace to the american justice system that such blatant miscarriage of justice and religous discrimination can still be publicly perpetrated.
and how can you compare him to the rosenbergs? they were communist spies, etc, whereas he never had any intention of harming the US, etc. The FACTS are readily available all over the place there is no need to rehash them
the gemara states: “Ain simcha elah b’ma’achal uvimishteh”
1 – his conviction wasn’t immoral, only the abusive length of his sentence, which is in no way anything remotely rexembling “just”.
2 – no one said he is a hero. Whether he is or isn’t is altogether irrelavent. The relevant issue is that he is a jew held captive and therefore hte mitzva of pidyon shivuyim is incumbent upon us.
calling someone by their first name erodes ones sensitivity to doing so and makes it more likely that he would then call others by first name as well.
if you use their first name not in front of them, you’ll end up using it in ront of them.
married people are cetainly entitled, even halachically, to a certain degree of respect due to their marital status.
there were gedolim who said that a person can understand a complex svara better and more deeply in his “mama lashon” (= native language), which trumps it’s “uncleanliness”.
Also, the reason that other languages were conceived over the generations by Jews is that lashon HaKodesh was considered too holy to be used as for mundane things like everyday conversations, etc.
is that a complement or a dissaprovalDecember 23, 2010 6:15 am at 6:15 am in reply to: would you go into a shidduch with a boy from a divorced home? #721020
the connection being that if you have good, solid middos, then you will be zocheh to a happy marriage etc, which today seems to unfortunately be increasingly rarer.December 23, 2010 6:14 am at 6:14 am in reply to: would you go into a shidduch with a boy from a divorced home? #721019
the gemarra states one who is unmarried does not know happiness. . . one who is unmarried is but half a man, etc. Marriage is the central focus of ones life in many ways. I heard from my sister that Rav Peysach Krohn says to seminary girls that chofetz chaim guys make the best husbands because they have the best middos. Is that really true?December 23, 2010 6:02 am at 6:02 am in reply to: Finding girls Shiduchim should be attended to as seriously as Kiruv #720495
how come no one seems to realize that there are reasons that certain roshei yeshiva/ yeshivos encourage their talmidim to marry at like 23, 24? They are a bona fide, absoluetly valid Daas Torah and these cheshbonos are far more complicated than people make them out to be.
acc to halacha, even a glatt goy age 70 is worthy of our respect!
my point wasn’t that a 19 year old married person doesn’t deserve respect etc but that you said even if a sinlge person was 70 he’s not!December 23, 2010 5:56 am at 5:56 am in reply to: If You Could Be ANYONE For One Day,Who Would It Be? #720757
rav dessler zt”l once blessed a couple under the chuppah: “May you never know the nisayon of wealth”. MDG how old is your son?
“Torah U’Madda” in gematria is exactly equal to “Melech Yavan HaRasha”. Really.
popa why is a single adult of 70 not demand the respect of you and i, much less a kid, let alone less so than a 19 year old who happens to be a married guy?
absolutely not!! it is a tremendous disrespect for adults- not to mention how much more so to ones parents – to call them by their first names if you are a kid! If you let them call adults by their first names, their respect for adults will diminish severly as they see themselves almost as equals to whomever they address by first name.
even if the democrats are not communist, their liberal views are decidedly immoral and abominable in many areas
no normal person wants to commit suicide.
Furthermore, there ae well documented of people who commited suicide by fire, for example, like some indian priests who burned themselves in the street publicly as a form of protest.December 23, 2010 4:43 am at 4:43 am in reply to: If You Could Be ANYONE For One Day,Who Would It Be? #720756
that wasn’t specifically intended for anyone in particular hence the word “etc”December 22, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm in reply to: If You Could Be ANYONE For One Day,Who Would It Be? #720748
people who want to be superheroes etc usually dont have tremendous sef esteem therefore they wish they could be something spectacular and special nique to the whole world etc
if it’s not for a shidduch who cares
my sister was walking with a group of her friends and a police car almost ran them over because the officer was totally engrossed on his phone and didn’t even realize he almost killed a bunch of shevach girls!!
P.S. they got his license plate number i think one of the parents is going to register a complaint
call the yeshiva in question and demand they fire the driver mmediately