Reb Eliezer

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  • in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2034584
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    Avra, Tosfas says that is minhag avoseihem biyedeihem, and they don’t really believe in trinity.

    in reply to: Ashkenazic Trauma #2034582
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    ‘The reality is that for the last 400-500 years the seat of the Torah world and the vast majority of Torah scholarship.’ ujm, can you explain what you are saying, the reality is what?

    in reply to: FrumStatistician I challenge you to a game of rock paper scissors! #2034541
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    I will rewrite your sentence. If I see no response by Sunday, then on Sunday morning I will declare myself the default winner.

    in reply to: Israels health care system #2034517
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    Is this above a poem where every line is capitalized without periods at the end of the line?

    in reply to: The YWN coffee room mod sits in his study #2034387
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    Not allowing nivul peh, loshan hara and degradation of other posters is a respectable assignment deserving praise.

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2034382
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    כל הנשמה תהלל י-ה – על כל נשמה ונשמה תהלל י-ה, for every breath take we should praise Hashem. We take for granted being healthy without any problems. The philosophers say, bad is good. שחורה אני ונווה
    when being not healthy and recover do I realize the help I was given by Hashem to praise Him.

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2034292
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    CS, if he would be your son how would you feel?

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2034156
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    CS, you are thinking with your mind but think with his mind. Easy money and I am going anyway there, so why not take the package along.

    in reply to: Should Rittenhouse have been there. #2034086
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    If you are at a wrong place at the wrong time, you are responsible for the consequences.

    in reply to: Classics and Beyond Vayeishev-Lashon Hora & the Pure Speech Of Yo #2034085
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    With this the Binah Leitim interprets the statement in Pirkei Avos, חיה רעה בא לעולם על שבועת שוא a wild animal comes to the world when swearing falsely. Asks the above, doesn’t a wild animal exist already on the world? He says that one who uses his mouth improperly turns himself into a wild animal.

    in reply to: Classics and Beyond Vayeishev-Lashon Hora & the Pure Speech Of Yo #2034056
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    The Kli Yakar explains ויבא יוסף את ‘דבתם’ רעה אל אביהם and Yosef brought the shevatim’s bad speech to his father, what they spoke on the sons of the shafochos. The mouth is like a double edged sword, חרב פיפיות, which can be used for good or bad. The Binah Leitim compares this to a king who rewarded his servant with a special sword to serve the king, so what arrogance it would be to use this sword against the king. Hashem gave us a mouth to serve Him and then we use it against Him. The Kli Yakar compares the sound of the burning bush to the whisper of gossip which contributed to the extension of time spent in Mitzraim.

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2034022
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    They say that eyes are the window to the soul, as the intensions matter.

    in reply to: Should Rittenhouse have been there. #2033990
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    I consider this what the gemora calls תחלתו בפשיעה וסופו באונס originally negligent (should not have been there with a rifle) and accidental at the end (self defense) when it comes to money matters, he is responsible. (SA CM 390:12)

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033930
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    It’s obvious. He was given a package and did not know what he was given to take. It was important to reach the recipient fast, so he was paid much money. If he had known he is carrying drugs, he would not have taken it. Look at the picture of the boy who looks very innocent to me.

    in reply to: Majority? #2033922
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    ujm, you contradict yourself. Your conclusion implies that the majority are male but use an expression that includes female also, so behaving properly is besides the point.

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033852
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    I don’t think that this is similar to the Lev Tahor (misnomer) situation as mentioned above. This boy was fooled into his predicament. If he would have known the possible consequences of his actions, he
    would not have done it.

    in reply to: Majority? #2033854
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    Mentschen includes women also. Its meaning is a human being behaving properly.

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2033814
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    You can look at it as a legal holiday rather than a religious holiday. We don’t designate a mother’s day as everyday is mother’s day.

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033810
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    Can you go to a non kosher McDonalds bathroom as you can also get a kosher soda there?

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2033783
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    Our Thangsgiving is really Sukkos the collection of teviah. Maybe we can celebrate it but not eat turkey specially even though it is called tanigol ‘hodu’, thanks.

    in reply to: Chess Invented By… #2033781
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    In Hungary there is no bishop as bishop’s don’t run multiple squares but a runner or messenger.

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033520
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    If one is handed lemons, help him make lemonade. As stated he was an onas by not knowing what he got himself into and should not be penalized by saying ‘rot in jail’.

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033518
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    The quoted article asking for a contribution says:

    Shuki, a 17-year old Yeshiva Bachur from Israel, was convinced to take a package to France in exchange for a large sum of money. He didn’t know there were drugs inside and now he is trapped in a jail in France!

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033508
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    in reply to: What do you do to earn a living #2033351
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    ujm, were you in fission or fusion?

    in reply to: Tanach in Yeshivos #2033288
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    We did learn Shmuel.

    in reply to: YWN ads #2033296
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    When we hear those medical ads, we get turned off when also hearing all the side effects which might cause ch’v death. The Rabbenu Bachaya explains that by Hashem it says rofecha with a ‘feh’ whereas by a doctor a ‘peh’ as the cure of Hashem is light but the doctor’s is harsh. Also a doctor has a double expression verapo yerapeh. I heard from one doctor that by Hashem there are no side effects and by another doctor that no second opinion is required.

    in reply to: What do you do to earn a living #2033286
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    Three individuals were discussing what was the first profession, a doctor, an architect and a computer programmer analyst. Each one claimed that their profession was the first. The doctor said it had to be a doctor as Hashem created Chava from Adam’s ribs. So the architect says that architecture came first as it says earlier Hashem created heaven and earth from chaos. Retorts the analyst, and who created the chaos?

    in reply to: What do you do to earn a living #2033283
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    I’m also retired, used to be a computer programmer analyst. For computer programmers, who was the first object oriented programmer?

    in reply to: It can’t be Chanukah already??? #2032980
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    Life is fleeting as described in the Unesaneh Takef.

    in reply to: Nusach Sefard #2032858
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    I have a sefer called גדולי הדורות על משמר מנהג אשכנז, the greatest of generations who protected the ashkenaz minhagim which discusses the topic in great detail.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2032832
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    Maybe one who sings in Aramaic about an individual is a grammer in yiddish.

    in reply to: When the Coffee Room Started, George W. Bush was President #2032648
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    Froggie, ‘I was busy inventing the computer’ what do you mean?

    in reply to: Tal Umotor Reminder #2032631
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    It says קשה פרנסתו של אדם כקריעת ים סוף, the support is a daily miracle just as the splitting of the sea. The support is like rain a revival as עני חשוב כמת a poor person is considered like not being alive. The Jews were revived at kabolas hatorah. The second bracha of shemonei esrei reflects this as explained by the Tur through the acronym מפתח – מטר, פרנסה, תחיה, חיה. Rain revives plantations where the seeds are first destroyed. Support mentioned above. Resurrection is obvious and by giving birth.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2032487
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    We can learn much from the targum on chumash.

    in reply to: When the Coffee Room Started, George W. Bush was President #2032480
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    The computer was already invented then 20 years ago by IBM.

    in reply to: Vayeshev – Residing in Peace #2032303
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    The Chasam Sofer says that a tzadik can improve himself differently. It says סור מרע ועשה טוב turn away from bad and do good, how? בקש שלום ורדפהו, look for peace and pursue it. How do we pursue it? The guf and neshama are constantly in conflict, so we would like to make peace between them. We will create a small conflict having the neshama do something small that the guf does not like and then allow the guf to get used to it. Once it gets used to it, we have peace. Now, continue the method. Having to work this technique diminishes olam hazeh but a tzadik must continue to improve oneself and thereby one gains olam habo. Yaakov Avinu wanted to stop following this method so he had to worry about gaining olam habo through the tzaros of Yosef as above.

    in reply to: What seforim does every Frum house need? #2032179
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    Is they a Piskei Teshuvas for Chelek Daled of the MB which I don’t have?

    in reply to: Chassidishe Sefurim #2032146
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    The Kedushas Levi says that one who is happy by doing a mitzva, makes the heavens happy and will be granted what he asks for.

    in reply to: Chasimas Hatalmud: How did it come about? #2032124
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    As explained by the Rabbenu Bachaya above. starting with the words Verabbenu Hakadash, that for the chachmei hamishna, mishna scholars the gemora was obvious and did not need to be written down but for Revina and Rav Ashe it became necessary. It could be based on the phrase, syag lachachma shtika, the wise only say or write what is required for understanding.

    in reply to: Chassidishe Sefurim #2032101
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    What about Kadushas Levi?

    in reply to: Chasimas Hatalmud: How did it come about? #2032099
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    Before Rebbi, Torah Shebaal Peh was passed on orally. When Rebbi saw that it will be forgotten, he allowed to write down what was necessary for understanding. As the generations became weaker more and more had to be written down. I heard from my rebbi, that we have no seforim from Rav Nasson Adler ztz’l the Chasam Sofer’s rebbi, as he had a photographic memory and believed that for him it is forbidden to write it down as a dot placed in the margin of the gemora was enough.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2032050
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    The Rabbenu Bachaya says that המלה בלולה משתי לשונות, it is a mix of Hebrew and Aramaic like arseinu a bed.

    in reply to: What seforim does every Frum house need? #2032014
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    Sefer Hachinuch

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    Homework reinforces what was taught in class by testing its comprehension and requiring one’s own thinking.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2031879
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    Grammar is the correct spelling.

    in reply to: Cofee room members #2031877
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    I was nine years old when I left Hungary at the Hungarian Revolution 65 years ago and 11 1/2 when I came to America after waiting around 2 1/2 years in a DP camp in Upper Austria called Asten.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2031870
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    Even in Hebrew the female version can be, to provide mesapka or masapekes.

    in reply to: Aramaic grammer #2031844
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    Look at Rabbenu Bachaya Devarim (33,25) on the word davecha targum conjugated like Hebrew.

    in reply to: What seforim does every Frum house need? #2031857
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    There is a reference sefer that can be downloaded from online at https://hebrewbooks.org/57246 which covers both bekios and iyun, named Kovetz Yesodos and Chakiros, consisting of over 1200 pages available at Greenfeld Judaica relatively cheap.

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