Reb Eliezer

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  • in reply to: stimulus- food for thought #1954851
    Reb Eliezer
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    It is stimulus. By putting money into people’s pocket, demand increases and the economy grows by Keynesian Theory and not like Milton Friedman, who makes you believe that supply increase generates the economy which there is no incentive for. If no increase in demand, there is no incentive to increase supply. The depression occurred because of overproduction which could not be sold.

    in reply to: Thank You President Joe and VP Harris #1954847
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    Yes, Trump wanted to look good by suggesting the idea of $2000 payment with conditions of investigating voter fraud and provide liability protection for big tech companies that he knew the Democrats will not agree to.

    in reply to: Midda k’neged midda #1954793
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    It says ‘דע מה למעלה ‘ממך – you should realize the judgement above from מדה כנגד מדה. The Daroshas HaRan says it reflects on the hashgacha. Mishna Sotah (1,7). The Baal Shem Tov says Hashem Tzilcha , Hashem is like a shadow, reflecting back your actions.

    in reply to: Shaming Others In Public #1954790
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    The problem is that even though you don’t know who it is but others might know.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1954547
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    We find the the Hagadah no difference between the chacham and the rasha both using expressions which exclude themelves why? The Chasan Sofer explains the chacbam does this on purpose in order the rasha should reveal itself by thinking the chacham is also a rasha. So the rasha says you are rasha and exclude yourself, I am also a rasha. Trump by not standing up at Chalottesville gave tbe impession that he is also a white supremacist.

    in reply to: Israeli vs. American hand shmura matzo #1954333
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    Those who eat machine matzos, see why 18 minute matzos should be used

    18 Minute Machine Matzos

    in reply to: How דוד המלך Stopped a Deadly Plague #1954357
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    The above tries to explain why David Hamelech instituded the brachas on everyone.

    in reply to: How דוד המלך Stopped a Deadly Plague #1954330
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    The Rabbenu Bachya there explains that by counting we separate the good and the bad but together we are all good. People are bad mainly because of gaiva, where they think that everything given to them they deserve. Saying a hundred brachas a day recognizes that everything comes from Hashem as a Matnas Chinom. It says in SA O’CH 98,5 that a person should not be thinking that he davened well and therefore he is deserving to be answered because that creates a scrutiny of his actions being judged in a harsher way.
    David Hamelech said to Shaul that Hashem got you to sin by creating the yetzer hara. Therefore, counting through machtzis hashekel unites the Jews, as we need two half shekolim to make one, so it fights the effect of the yetzer hara. No sin is recognized when we are in unity but unity is broken up through gaiva. David Hamelech miscalculated figuring that the Machtzis Hashekel is a temporary foregiveness on the sin of the Eigel and just required for the building of the mishkan but it is required whenever we count the Jews. Also, the machtzis hashekel was even more required as the count was made with no purpose, so the mashchis took over without seeing good or bad but the bad, somewhat, got converted to good by the uttering of hundred brachas everyday recognizing that everything comes from Hashem as stated above making gaiva disappear but without it, gaiva would break up unity and the theme of the machtzis hashekel will not help.

    in reply to: Israeli vs. American hand shmura matzo #1954332
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    in reply to: Nadler comments in Congress (Here we go again…) #1954140
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    The separation of religion and state is maybe the most important law in the US as it protects religion from any instituted state or central laws.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1954139
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    It is not correct above. US is .15% and Israel is .06%, so US is 2 1/2 times that of Israel.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1954128
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    Israel is .15% whereas US is .6% four times as much.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1954074
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    MadeAliyah, see how limited it is in Israel 5815 out of 9 million – .06%? Trump could have been more careful such that less people died. Israel did not down play the effect whereas Trump did.
    US 520,000 out of 330,000,000 – 15%

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1954054
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    nishtdayngesheft,
    “ It is a greater mitzva to teach someone how to fish than give him a fish. ”

    Quotes with poor people and fish come from a very different religion.

    If not in this terms but teaching a parnasa is a halacha, Rambam Hilchas Matnas Aniyim (10,7), Yesh Chachma Bagoyim. GIVE A MAN a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for his life time. — Italian proverb.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1954023
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    I adopted a converted boy from Columbia who is around 37 years old at six months old currently having three children. Also, a coverted girl of Italian origin as a baby born in NY who is 34 years old having a boy and a girl. Abortion is considered murder for non-Jews. For Jews, viabilify is from birth as mentioned by the Rabbenu Chezkinu in Parashas Mishpatim where money is paid for damages. What about 500,000 dead through Coronavirus and peoole starving from hunger which can be attributed to Trump?

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953829
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    er, I agree, if we openly discriminate against a group, we create reasons to be discriminated. In galus, the Klei Yokor says on פנו לכם צפונה in Parashas Devorim, we must be hidden.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953804
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    Instead of abortions let them bring it to term and give it up for adoption. They can even make money on it. I have two converted from birth adopted children now married with their children.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953768
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    It is a greater mitzva to teach someone how to fish than give him a fish. People need job training which is more supported by Democrats and not like Reagan who eliminated the CETA program, otherwise people are on their own to sink or swim.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953679
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    They care about big tax cuts for the rich and the poor can starve. The deficit was no problem for the tax cuts for big corporations. It was not invested in capital enhancement in order to create jobs but was used for stock buy back.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953617
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    I think socialism applies to Torah values. Government is there to support peoples needs and not the sink and swim attitude of tbe Republicans where they only care for themselves. Why should I give charity, let others do it.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953526
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    Doing mitzvos with bad character behavior toward his fellow men isn’t that a pig with a golden nose ring?

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953481
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    boredguy, I am an Orthodox Democrat who writes G-d with a capital letter. We only write god when referring to an idol.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953436
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    Bored guy, don’t be so bored and do more research. Bad behavior does not have to be followed.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953432
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    The Midrash Shmuel on Pirkei Avos on איזהו דרך ישרה says that ben adam lechavero comes before ben adam laMakom. The democrats care for the poor not like Desantos who only
    vaccinates the rich.

    in reply to: Anti Semitism Within #1953207
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    The best thing is a chasiddishe litvak where he has the hislahavus of a chasid and the brisker learning of a litvak, so he will appeciate both. The chasiddim should respect each other’s type of chassidus.

    in reply to: Anti Semitism Within #1953182
    Reb Eliezer
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    What I wrote above is from the Sefer Michtav Me’Eliyahu from Rav Eliyahu Dessler.

    in reply to: The Golden Trump #1953179
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    Don’t male a form of anything. a pesel, statue that represents something or someone for worshipping by believing that it has the power to grant your desires.

    in reply to: Anti Semitism Within #1953074
    Reb Eliezer
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    Everyone serves Hashem with his abilities, some cold, some warm, through one’s natural tendencies and it does not make a difference how, so there is no reason to hate each other.

    in reply to: The Golden Trump #1952709
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    They worship the golden trump calf.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952465
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    Rebbi Shimon cpnsidered it not emes because it is obvious and unnecrssary whereas Rebbi Akiva holds it is emes for either reason.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952403
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    AAQ, my answer is based on a midrash: ויאמינו בה’ ובמשה עבדו – אם במשה האמינו בה’ לא כל שכן – אם כן למה מאמר במשה should have said ‘למה נאמר בה but it could be that Moshe is obvious as his strength emanates from Hashem.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952402
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    common saychel, thank you, for you too.

    in reply to: Megillas Esther Interpretation #1952373
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    The Binah Leitim says that to correct the three thihgs tbe Jews violated, lack of Torah, concern for each other and consuming non-koshef from the sudah, Esther commanded them to do three things. Get them together learning Torah, fast for concern about her, and not eating anything. Three mitzvos weee instituted to remember them, megilla for Torah, mishloach manos and matonas leavyonim to show we care for each other and tbe sudah.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Purim— The Enemy Within #1952287
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    Yom Kepurim a day like Purim. Purim is similar and greater than Yom Kippur. Both are kabolas Hatorah but by Purim was accepted with a full heart.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952304
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    AAQ, why didn’t Rav Shimon Hamosini think of Rebbi Akiva’s darush? I think it was obvious as the chachomim’s strength emanates friom Hashem but Rebbi Akiva was an am haaratz, so he realized that they need a special admonishment.

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    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952277
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    cimmon saychel, no one has to listen. I did much research on tircha at one time and some people appreciated. As a baal koreh I wqs upset when people closed tbe sefer torah after showing them the place having to take time to find it again.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952260
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    Should be above irrelevant.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Purim— The Enemy Within #1952244
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    The Ben Ish Chai compares the yetzer hara toa lame person who a horse rider has mercy on and he picks him up and allows him to sit in tne front of tne horse and to hold the reins. When they enter the town, the picked up person says to the horse’s owner, get off my horse. They go to the beis din and the dayan says to the owner, we know you are the owner of tne horse, but why did you allow him to sit in the front and let him hold the reins, so be careful not to let the yetzer hara be too confortable and take over.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952219
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    common saychel, I ask other people’s opinion as indicated but yours is irrevelant.

    in reply to: Short & Sweet #1952091
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    An intential murder with admonition by witnesses has no kapara. A shogeg, no admonition but witnesses, goes to arei miklat. so this was a crime of passion where if he thought it over a head of time
    would not have commit it as the meil, long shirt was made with proper measurement. Similarly, the mishkan wss made to exact specification. The Ben Ish Chai compares this to an architect who has to create a blue print for his test. He lives out a dot. He ends up failing the test but its only a dot. He is told that the dot is a representation of the king’s palace. Everything in the mishkan represents the mikdash above in the heavens, so it required exact measurements.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952085
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    Sometimes you have to use your intuition to pasken from your knowledge on the spot and hopefully you have the help of Divine Intervention not to make a mistake which later I was able to prove. If I wasn’t able to prove it, I admit I made a mistake saying what Shimon Hamasini said, the way I gained reward on the darishe, deduction of halacha, the same way I gain reward for the parishe, from refraining from it, so no bias involved but only to arrive to the truth. I made a ruling because the Rav was not there.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1952016
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    An interesting shaila occured when the Rav was not there. It was Rosh Chodash Chanukah and the baal tefila just said Al Hanisim when it came to his attention that he forgot Yaaleh Vayovo. so he goes back and says it, does he have to repeat Al Hanisim. I said that the invidual would repeat it but the baal tefila does not because he already accimplished his parsumei nisei when he said it, so it would be a tirchei to repeat it. Later I wrote a detailed teshuva justifying my decision. Many poskim agreed with me and some did not.

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    in reply to: Megillas Esther Interpretation #1951990
    Reb Eliezer
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    Esther was the student who originally did not want to go Ahashverus. She learned from Mordechai to go to Ahashverus in order to save her people. I don’t see where she was rhe rebbi.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1951986
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    nishtdayngesheft, anything unnecessary forced on a tzibur is a tircha, especially if people stand to answer on a kaddish, as mentioned in MB 55,1 from the Baer Hetev and Aruch Hashulchan there not to increase kaddishim. Therefore if no chiyuv exists, one kaddish should be said without the tzibur’s approval. Our rabbi does not even allow a loud kedusha. For an example that an extra tefila is a tircha, see O’CH 126,3. On Rosh Chodash if the chazen forgets yalah vayavo, he goes back to ratzeh to say it except in the morning because of torach hatzibur as he will mention Rosh Chodash by musaf.

    in reply to: Moshiach and Shabbat #1951881
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    yid1i18, go to a Rabbi and ask what you can do. Also honor Hashem to write It with a capital letter.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1951876
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    Ask the tzibur if they are makped to say all kaddishim. If they are, then ask the Rav if the OP case is a chiyuv. Or asks the yasom to hire you with a penny or make you a shaliach.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1951860
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    The Rav can pasken if it is a chiyuv but if not, we need the tzibur’s permission, the Rav cannot be matir against the tzibur’s will.

    in reply to: Wasting Other People’s Time #1951853
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    Most kaddishim besides the chazen are optional depending if they are a chiyuv, otherwise it is up to the ztibur’s permission.

    in reply to: Moshiach and Shabbat #1951842
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    The Ben Ish Chai says that shabbos unites which corrects the cause of the charbon, futile hatred. We say shabbos shalom because it unites the body and soul when we have a sudah lashem shomayim as a shalomim unites us with Hashem.

    in reply to: The Last Decent Democrat #1951768
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    Yes, the tax cuts helped the poor. The sink and swim attitude were good for the poor. The encouraging of elimination of Obamacare was beneficial for the poor. The increase in unemployed was really for the poor. The lack of concern for COVID for people without health insurance causing them to die was a blessing for the poor.

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