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October 7, 2010 2:23 am at 2:23 am in reply to: Los Angeles, Yes or No? #1065315
Sacrilege, yes, those streets/melrose arent clean areas.
CC, the calabassas yeshiva is also a very good yeshiva, however a lot less established. the quality of the bochurim change by the year and is more or less completely random. but i know of a lot of good bochurim that were produced there.October 7, 2010 12:43 am at 12:43 am in reply to: Los Angeles, Yes or No? #1065312
As for the pritzus (i live in la obviously) when i went to brooklyn, i saw more or less the same things. theres a few billboards here or there, mainly on two streets (which many people are makpid not to walk on) which are not good for kids, but from my experience, kids dont pay much attention to billboards anyways.
As for the community it is very, very, very, very warm, and if i had to describe the yeshivishe community, i’d call it “lakewood yeshivish”. There isnt much in between yeshivish and very modern though. (of course there are yechidim who are in middle)
The elementary schools are great, (i dont know what ur hashkafos are) and toras emes (which ive attended)is a great school, with THE BEST rabbeim, seems to be a very popular choice.
The Beis Yakov is very good, i have sibblings that attended, attend and will attend there. Supposedly this is one of the beis yakovs that the most girls (or at least a lot of girls) get into top seminaries.
As for mesivtos, theres all types. Yeshiva gedolah is very good, with top, top, experienced rabbeim, which is good for very yeshivishe smart boys (some other boys go there too, but it never really works out). The boys from here get into yeshivos like fallsburg, patterson, passaic, torah temimah, r’ motty dick, etc. MBY is also starting to prove itself (its five years old) and they tend to get less yeshivishe bochurim, but a smart kid that goes there will still end up in the best Yeshivos.
If you have any more questions, ask!February 3, 2010 6:44 am at 6:44 am in reply to: Treadmill Music #673915
try basmachot shelcha by meydad tasaAugust 21, 2009 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm in reply to: Arrowsmith Learning Program – Strengthen Your Child’s Brain #657839
Are they going to get this in Los Angeles? It sounds great!August 18, 2009 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm in reply to: A Humorous Item #1173433
This may be a repeat:
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.
On a Sears hairdryer — Do not use while sleeping. (Shux, and that’s the only time I have to work on my hair).
On a bag of Fritos — You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special)?
On a bar of Dial soap — “Directions: Use like regular soap.” (and that would be how???…..)
On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.” (but, it’s “just” a suggestion).
On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) — “Do not turn upside down.” (well…duh, a bit late, huh)!
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding – “Product will be hot after heating.” (…and you thought????….)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron — “Do not iron clothes on body.” (but wouldn’t this save me more time)?
On Boot’s Children Cough Medicine — “Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.” (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
On Nytol Sleep Aid — “Warning: May cause drowsiness…” (and…I’m taking this because???….)
On most brands of Christmas lights — “For indoor or outdoor use only.” (as opposed to…what)?
On a Japanese food processor — “Not to be used for the other use.” (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I’m a bit curious.)
On Sainsbury’s peanuts — “Warning: contains nuts.” (talk about a news flash)
On an American Airlines packet of nuts — “Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.” (Step 3: maybe, uh…fly Delta?)
On a child’s Superman costume — “Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.” (I don’t blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)July 20, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm in reply to: Looking for a Kosher Cruise #650618
Thanks everybody, although its hard to believe that there are no cruises around thanksgivingJuly 19, 2009 4:50 am at 4:50 am in reply to: Looking for a Kosher Cruise #650616
I googled it, but have not been able to find one at the of November, around Thanksgiving time.April 28, 2009 1:39 am at 1:39 am in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229365
can anyone take 75 and 76? I’ll try to keep on saying it untill i get a volunteerApril 27, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm in reply to: Method of learning #643412
I agree with yros. but the best would be to use the jastrow or another dictionary and that way you’ll be figuring out the gemara, you’ll remember it better, get more schar for figuring it out (remember the gemara in brachos says the schar for learning is svara, putting in the effort to figure it out yourself)and you’ll eventually acquire the skill of figuring out a gemara by yourself. and if you need more help, i HIGHLY recomend a “cheat” sefer like the yisa bracha and you’ll learn a little more b’iyun in PSHAT gemara. but artscroll or mesivta will most probably not help you with the skills to figure out a gemara better. hatzlochaMarch 5, 2009 6:35 am at 6:35 am in reply to: Erasing Aveiros/T’shuva #639774
I saw in the writings of R’ Shach what everybody else said. Don’t say how could i thik of this, or anything along those lines. Just think about anything else- it could even be anything random- and daven, daven, and daven that you don’t think of pruste things.
Hatzlochah Rabah!March 4, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm in reply to: PURIM TORAH!!!! #1062340
This was getting close to the bottom of the page. Anyone got some more?February 27, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm in reply to: Talking With Members of The Opposite Gender #663053
Joseph, Reb Osher Weiss was just in Los Angeles, a doctor asked him if he’s about to do a surgery on a lady or on her husband and the lady puts out her hand to shake it, is he aloud to shake it- if not, she’ll be extremely insulted. R’ Weiss said that he doesn’t see how you can’t shake it if she’ll be embarassed. When I asked the doctor what he spoke to the Rov about, he told me this.February 24, 2009 6:02 am at 6:02 am in reply to: PURIM TORAH!!!! #1062245
posek hador, maneh tevirah tavar is basar meikara, no? Or maybe not, lefi the ramban it may not have been that way. i forget. could someone remind me?February 24, 2009 12:03 am at 12:03 am in reply to: Is a Boy Looking to Date a Girl or a Chavrusah? #1217937
Jothar, tell me if I got this clear. Men could only teach them maskanos. The whole gemara and other chumash meforshim like Ramban can only be taught by women or men out of town. Also, when R’ Moshe paskined no mishnayos, was that only for men to teach it or for them to learn by themselves also?February 23, 2009 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm in reply to: PURIM TORAH!!!! #1062237
Ha! Jothar, asdf,TJ,Chofetz Chaim, and everybody else, great ones! Keep them coming!February 22, 2009 5:30 am at 5:30 am in reply to: Is a Boy Looking to Date a Girl or a Chavrusah? #1217924
Joseph- you seem to know alot about this topic- maybe you could help me out. I looked up the Rambam and was bothered about the Lashon of that a father is like teaching Tiflus. I looked up the Frankel’s mafteach and looked up R’ Shach on that Rambam and he seemed to say- I think- that davka a father but not for her on her own. And it seems like he’s reffering to Torah Shebaal Peh. Please tell me if I learnt up R’ Shach wrong- his loshon wasn’t so clear to me- or just that others are cholek on him, and who are the cholkim. Thanks in advance!February 19, 2009 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm in reply to: Inspiring Rabbi Stories #658538
I heard this story second hand. A guy who was becoming frum decided to visit R’ Chaim Kanievski. Right before he went, he called up his mother who didn’t believe in Yidishkeit and asked her if she needed a brocho for anything. She said that she’ll doubt it’s going to work, but her back has been hurting her for the past few days and she can’t get out of bed. He asked R’ Chaim for a brocho for her, called up his mother the next day, and she said her back stopped hurting at a certain time, which happened to be within a few minutes of when R’ Chaim gave the brocho!
Don’t we paskin that if what the goyim are doing makes sense and your’e not spiking your hair just because the goyim do it- that it’s mutar(like the Ran) But I don’t know what makes sense in wearing jeans(I never wore them- I simply don’t know- there might be something more comfortable about them- but then should Ribono shel olams nation be wearing street wear?)February 1, 2009 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm in reply to: Help with Biting Nails #706810
Joseph- he said six weeks= 42 days, about what chazal saidJanuary 21, 2009 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm in reply to: Daven With A Hat BeYichidus or Without it with a Minyan #1081711
SJSinNYC- officially a head covering- so you could daven with a piece of plastic on your head if you really don’t want a hat.January 21, 2009 4:48 am at 4:48 am in reply to: Daven With A Hat BeYichidus or Without it with a Minyan #1081704
jphone: I have it in a sefer that this kollel sent personal shailos, published the answer, and that’s what R’ Chaim said.January 20, 2009 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm in reply to: Daven With A Hat BeYichidus or Without it with a Minyan #1081685
I saw in a sefer that a kollel in my neighborhood asked R’ Chaim Kanievsky this Shaila and he said that it seems to him better with a hat beyichidus. But I saw in a different sefer(I think Ishei Yisroel) b’shem R’ Sheinberg that with a minyan is better.January 15, 2009 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm in reply to: College Options For Yeshiva Bochurim #631399
Alright- break it up before we get into a major physical fight about YU. BTW, to get a bachelor’s in Talmudic Law, do you need to take english classes?January 14, 2009 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm in reply to: College Options For Yeshiva Bochurim #631368
Do you have to take any english classes to get a Bachelors in talmudic law?January 14, 2009 6:47 am at 6:47 am in reply to: College Options For Yeshiva Bochurim #631359
Check into TTI- testing and teaching international, with a large selection of Jewish courses. e.g. chumash, gemoro, shmiras haloshon, moadim, etc. Then they get a college diploma through Excelsior Colledge (A real Colledge- i hope that’s ok)
Also, I’d check out AHS-they have a website.January 12, 2009 1:23 am at 1:23 am in reply to: Help with Powerpoint presentation #631037
Yeah, count me in too.January 9, 2009 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm in reply to: Have any computer tips? #996631
Designing, I’d love to learn how to use powerpoint!January 9, 2009 2:26 am at 2:26 am in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229324
You should put me for Los Angeles.January 8, 2009 1:05 am at 1:05 am in reply to: BA or BTL Bachelors Degree #854079
By the way- if you ended up in BMG, they are accredited by AARTS.January 8, 2009 1:02 am at 1:02 am in reply to: BA or BTL Bachelors Degree #854077
Intelegent, I think that TTI has a full program. Excelsior reqcuires that composition must be taken through them, you could CLEP the other core recquirements, and then you could take the Jewish Subject Exams for the rest.
Frum33, if your Yeshiva is accreditted by AARTS, Excelsior will accept your credits. Even if they don’t, there are a large amount of JSE’s that you should be familiar with.January 5, 2009 6:00 am at 6:00 am in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229317
I can’t figure out how to sign up on the sheet, so if one of the moderators could sign me up for 75 and 76, that would be great.
DONE. What should I put for your location? YW Moderator-72
The Chasam Sofer says the reason for nitel nacht is that the christians who were extremely anti-semitic used to get very violent with Jews on Dec. 25 or Jan. 7, depending on where they lived. Therefore they made a takana no one can go to beis medrash and learn because the streets are dangerous.
R’ Elyashiv says that the reason is that on Dec. 25, all the christians go to pray and there is so much tumah in the world, that al pi kabala if kedushas hatorah comes it can be extremely harmful. He says that this no longer applies nowadays in eretz yisroel since they are mostly, if not all arabs, and don’t have such a thing as christmas. So there isn’t that koach hatumah in Eretz Yisroel. Lefi his reasoning, this probably no longer applies in America either because it is highly doubtful that people go to church. It is not really a religious holiday anymore, but is a day that goyim get together, get drunk, scream rarara, and have a good time. It is much more probable to find them in the bar than at church. The reason for this is when the christaians wanted to make a new religion, they went to Rome and tried to convince people about chrisianity. Since there were such a variety of religions in Rome and were millions of names of gods in their books, no one cared to switch over to crissianity. The pagans, however, said they do not mind switching to crissianity as long as they don’t give up their fun and exciting day- Dec. 25. The crissians answered no problem, by us we’ll also celebrate Dec. 25. This makes sense also because their bible says he was born in the spring( i think) so why would they celebrate in the middle of the winter. Also, this thing with the man in the red suite climbing down chimeneys is only a few hundred years old, so it is not so much a religious holiday.
I assume that the reason that litvaks don’t keep nitel is because either they didn’t live in dangerous areas or because the reason I just mentioned. I heard b’sheim the chofetz chaim that he said he’ll take the “aveiro” of anyone that learns on nitel nacht. I don’t know the mekor for this though.December 29, 2008 5:23 am at 5:23 am in reply to: A Humorous Item #1171784
What’s white, black, and red all over?
Not a newspaper;a yeshiva bochur on his first date!December 22, 2008 6:30 am at 6:30 am in reply to: UPDATE: Mishnayos for the Mumbai KEDOSHIM – 1-TEVES (TODAY) IS THE SHLOSHIM #628520
Bikurim is completedDecember 5, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm in reply to: UPDATE: Mishnayos for the Mumbai KEDOSHIM – 1-TEVES (TODAY) IS THE SHLOSHIM #628497
YWN MODERATOR: I think you forgot to put me on for Bikurim. Also, I see three names for some masechtos. Are we trying to finish it twice?
Sorry. The goal was once and the response was so fantastic that we are going for twice.
Round 1 is complete and round 2 has 31 mesechtas accounted for. Talk to friends and family and come back and sign them up!
YW Moderator-72December 3, 2008 4:14 am at 4:14 am in reply to: UPDATE: Mishnayos for the Mumbai KEDOSHIM – 1-TEVES (TODAY) IS THE SHLOSHIM #628481
Bikurim bli nederDecember 2, 2008 6:11 am at 6:11 am in reply to: Thanksgiving celebration #664249
R’ MOshe has three tshuvos. ONe he says it’s asur, the other he says mutar, and the third he was asked why he was soser himself. He ends up saying that one, in his opinion, should not, but it’s mashma that there is a tsad to say that it’s mutar. It comes out that it’s better not to, but if one has to he could. (But I guess it’s too late now!)November 21, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1083584
jf02- chumash breishis says ki loy toiv ho’odom lvadoi, eeseh loy ezer knegdoy.November 21, 2008 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm in reply to: Cholov Akum #772481
I think I recall R’ Moshe himself in the tshuva saying that a yirei shamayim should be makpid. Kal vechoimer nowadays, no?November 9, 2008 5:11 am at 5:11 am in reply to: Help a Frum Girl Win $100,000 With a Simple Vote #625114
I think something fishy is going on with the votes. Within the past five minutes, both of the two top contestansts got fifty votes each! There probably is someone playing shtick here. (Unless this website is extremely popular, which i don’t think it is.)October 6, 2008 5:04 am at 5:04 am in reply to: What Kind of a Kapora is This??? #623206
Doesn’t it say in shulchan aruch that it’s better to not use chickens?October 6, 2008 5:02 am at 5:02 am in reply to: What Should I Learn? #622928
Thanks guys. I want to know if I can’t finish the whole masechta, is it better to learn the first six prakim or last perakim? also, merubah is hard. I learnt about half of it and decided i’ll take a break and learn shor shenagach daled vhei. if i can’t finish the whole thing, which perakim should i learn?October 5, 2008 3:31 am at 3:31 am in reply to: Good Jewish Torah Links #830427
I love mp3shiur.com. Especially R’ Moshe Bergman’s inyonim shonim shiurim.