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  • in reply to: The Upsherin – What are the Origins? #1890371
    Reb Eliezer
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    Yserblus123. did you look above where I quote the Sharei Teshuva and the Midrash Tanxhuma?

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890362
    Reb Eliezer
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    I think that it encourages the witnesses to tell the truth as they know usually or told that they will have to start the execution.

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890351
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    I think theyv have a responsibility to be witness. Goldilocks, I will explain in English. The Rambam says that in certain situations we force the husband to divorce the wife because this marriage is bad for them. The idea is that person wants to obey and follow the Torah but the yetzer hara, bad inclinatiion, makes him resist. When we physically force him, we knock out the yetzer hara from him and restore his original will. Similarly, the witnesses are physically forced to follow the Torah and being instrumental in killing him by removing the murderer. The Torah on Mount Sinai was given by an act force of threatening to bury them under the mountain applying the same logic.

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890314
    Reb Eliezer
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    Interesting Goldilocks wants to apply the rule by get that that we force him to give, similarly we force the witnesses.

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890289
    Reb Eliezer
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    רמב”ם הלכות סנהדרין פרק יג הלכה ז
    מי שנגמר דינו וברח ובא לבית דין אחר אין סותרין את דינו אלא כל מקום שיעמדו שנים ויאמרו מעידין אנו את איש פלוני שנגמר דינו בבית דין פלוני ופלוני ופלוני עדיו הרי זה יהרג, במה דברים אמורים ברוצח אבל שאר חייבי מיתות עד שיבואו עדיו הראשונים ויעידו שנגמר דינו ויהרגוהו בידם, והוא שיעידו בבית דין של עשרים ושלשה.

    in reply to: What if the Witnesses Don’t Want to Kill Him? #1890283
    Reb Eliezer
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    I don’t know what the question is. It says yad kol hoom beachrono. Even as a rodaf he would get killed by anyone.

    in reply to: The Upsherin – What are the Origins? #1890170
    Reb Eliezer
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    The malach teaches the child the Torah in the mothers womb and then he forgets it. This shows that he has the ability to learn it. I heard a logic that the child is in aveilus (not cuting hair) for forgetting the Torah, so they don’t cut it until he can learn Torah again at age three when he can start talking clearly.

    in reply to: The Upsherin – What are the Origins? #1890153
    Reb Eliezer
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    This are the words of the Midrash Tanchuma in Kedoshim (14) See above

    in reply to: The Upsherin – What are the Origins? #1890154
    Reb Eliezer
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    This are the words of the Midrash Tanchuma in Kedoshim (14)

    מדרש תנחומא (ורשא) פרשת קדושים סימן יד
    (יד) [יט, כג] ונטעתם וערלתם הכתוב מדבר בתינוק, שלש שנים יהיה לכם ערלים שאינו יכול להשיח ולא לדבר ובשנה הרביעית יהיה כל פריו קדש שאביו מקדישו לתורה הלולים לה’, מהו הלולים שבשעה שהוא מהולל להקב”ה, ובשנה החמישית תאכלו את פריו משעה שהוא מתחייב לקרות בתורה מכאן ואילך להוסיף לכם תבואתו מכאן שנו רבותינו בן חמש שנים למקרא בן עשר שנים למשנה, לפי שבעה”ז אדם מישראל מוליד בן מוליכו לבית המדרש יגע עמו
    ומלמדו תורה

    in reply to: The Upsherin – What are the Origins? #1890157
    Reb Eliezer
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    שולחן ערוך אורח חיים הלכות חול המועד סימן תקלא סעיף ו
    (טו) ח [ז] <ו> קטן מותר לגלח במועד, (טז) אפילו נולד קודם הרגל; (ואפילו ט בפרהסיא (יז) שרי) (וכן משמע ממרדכי).

    שערי תשובה סימן תקלא
    קטן. עבה”ט ועיין בגן המלך שכ’ וז”ל ומותר להשהות שמחת התגלחת שעושין לקטן כדי להרגיל השמחה במועד ומצוה נמי איכא בכך כו’ ע”ש והענין של השמחה הוא מנהג א”י גם כן שעושין שמחה בהתגלחת הראשונה של קטן שמחנכין אותה במצו’ להיות לו פיאות הראש ועיין בפע”ח שער ספירת העומר שכ’ בענין ההולכים על קבר רשב”י ור”א בנו במירנין בל”ג בעומר שראה את מורו האריז”ל שהלך שם לגלח את בנו במשתה ושמחה בימים ההם ע”ש:

    Where did you find that in Sheva Kehilos they cut the hair at nine months?

    in reply to: Another Reason Not to Vote Democrat #1889757
    Reb Eliezer
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    What was the gain of breaking the treaty? Now Iran can do what it wants.

    in reply to: Another Reason Not to Vote Democrat #1889718
    Reb Eliezer
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    President Reagan’s saying against the Russians should have been applied to Iran, trust and verify, when it came to the nuclear treaty.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Eikev: Restoring Sight #1889698
    Reb Eliezer
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    Rashi in the beginning of Parashas Vayero says that וירא to see means to understand.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Eikev: Restoring Sight #1889690
    Reb Eliezer
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    We should not say אלהינו למעשה ידינו don’t worship your actions of your hands. In Parashas Voeschanan, Moshe Rabbenu warns that we should not forget Hashem when receiving houses and fields without any effort and work. Which is interesting. Do you forget Hashem more when you acquire something with your effort or gain it for free?

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    in reply to: For what are you most thankful? #1889610
    Reb Eliezer
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    You remind me of an essay from Helen Keller on the appreciation of the eyes called Three Days to See describing how people don’t appreciate their sight and what she would want to see, if she had her eye sight back for three days. People don’t appreciate what they have to thank Hashem only ch’v after they lose it.

    in reply to: Gavrah/ Cheftza #1889608
    Reb Eliezer
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    Kidnapping someone would be the gavra the cheftza. This could be why it is indicated in lo signov, no nignav, singular, whereas stealing something from someone involves two individuals, the ganev and the nignav, so it says lo signovu, plural.

    in reply to: How did the Poskim deal with the Spanish Flu? #1889572
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Biur Halacha SA O’CH 554 says for cholera, stay inside when must go out, wear a mask.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1889483
    Reb Eliezer
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    BY1212, the house select committee on coronavirus asked Dr. Fauci on zinc who said that there was no randomized study to rely on.

    in reply to: For what are you most thankful? #1889461
    Reb Eliezer
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    Being relatively healthy alive in this pandemic for each breath take.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1889454
    Reb Eliezer
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    health, would you enumerate the many besides Harvey Frisch of Yale and the woman doctor?

    in reply to: This Date in History #1889105
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a book by Simon Wiesenthal called Every Day Remembrance Day, A Chronicle of Jewish Martyrdom 1987. This enumerates the Jewish martyrdom through the ages from Jan 1 – Dec 31.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1889101
    Reb Eliezer
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    n0mesorah, the CDC is under HHS which is part of the executive branch.

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    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1889099
    Reb Eliezer
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    HCQ+ zinc might only help in the beginning of the infection when he might get cured on his own. The question is if then, is it worthwhile to take on any risk?
    n0mesorah, Dr. Fauci is not part of the CDC and so is not the Admiral and Dr. Birx.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1889025
    Reb Eliezer
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    I heard an interview from Yale Professor Dr. Harvey Risch but the problem is as the Hungarian proverb, one sparrow does not summer make, especially when considerable risk is involved.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1888752
    Reb Eliezer
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    health, how can you say such stupidity, government agencies survive if they encourage more virus? Trump is the leader of all these government agencies, so he also encourages having more virus. The fish stinks from the head.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1888719
    Reb Eliezer
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    health, Dr. Fauci, ostricized by the Trump administration, has greater medical knowledge than you do. The Newsweek article has impartial facts about tests. Maybe we should use disinfectants?

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1888496
    Reb Eliezer
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    See a Newsweek article by Fred Guterl dated July 28, 20 on hydroxy tests.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1888481
    Reb Eliezer
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    health, call yourself sick and not health.

    in reply to: Yale hydroxy #1888441
    Reb Eliezer
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    It came up in the congessional commitee using zinc as a supplement to hydroxy and Dr. Fauci said that he cannot rely on it because it was not a randomized study.

    in reply to: Short & Sweet #1888432
    Reb Eliezer
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    A father חושך שבטו שונא בנו who holds back his stick (for misplaced mercy), (realy) hates his child.

    in reply to: Short & Sweet #1888420
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Ben Ish Chai says that it does not say איזהו גבור הממית את יצרו who is mighty who kills off is yetzer hara but he should use the yetzer hara to serve Hashem e.g. having children.

    in reply to: smoking on Tisha Ba'v #1888149
    Reb Eliezer
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    We listen to the doctor even on Yom Kippur, if he says you must eat. So, if the doctors say it is dangerous to smoke, we should listen to them especially in public. See SA O”CH (618,1).

    in reply to: Freedom of Speech #1887942
    Reb Eliezer
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    Avi K, at the end, why did they not march in Skokie?

    in reply to: Freedom of Speech #1887801
    Reb Eliezer
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    Avi K, At the incidence of Skokie, Illinois the state supreme court ruled that they can march without swastikas as swastika is considered instilling physical pain.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1887374
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Baal Hoikurim explains, how can we love Hashem who is Aish Auchloh Aish that Hashem is the epitome of goodness which all want to emulate, get close to, and follow in His ways.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Va’Eschanan — Reasons for Rest. #1887158
    Reb Eliezer
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    So according to the RMA above both are true. Zachor for talmidei chachomim as they learn and don’t work the whole week and available to guard shabbos and rest anyway. So they must honor shabbos by eating and drinking. Shamor for baalei batim who are busy the whole week emphasizing to stop working on shabbos and set time for learning.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Va’Eschanan — Reasons for Rest. #1887052
    Reb Eliezer
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    The RMA says from the Yerushami in SA O’CH 290,2 that baal batim busy working the whole week should emphasize learning Torah on shabbos where as yeshiva leit who learn the whole week should put some emphasis on eating and drinking. shinah beshabbos taanig either learning or sleeping.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Va’Eschanan — Reasons for Rest. #1886823
    Reb Eliezer
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    The difference is pointed out by the Klei Yokor in Parashas Yisro that Zachor the creatiion of the world and resting the seventh day applies to tne goyim also who are required also to make some commemoration for shabbos whereas Shamor remembering Yetzias Mitzraim and refraining from the work done in Mitzraim as Tosfas in Arbah Pesochum (perech in AT-BASH is Vgal adding up to 39) only applies to the Jews.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1886721
    Reb Eliezer
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    Look at the mirror image by Emanuel Kant. How would you feel if done to you?

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1886377
    Reb Eliezer
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    How did Avraham Avinu know that hachnosas orchim comes before kabolas hashchina before Kabolas Hatorah?
    They say that 613 body parts are against the 613 mitzvos as in the end of Koheles, his legs carried him towards the orchim.

    in reply to: Short & Sweet #1886372
    Reb Eliezer
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    Its a halacha in SA YD when one sits shiva l’a, and a his rebbi comes in, when he wants to get up, the rebbi should not tell him, don’t get up as it gives an impressiion not to get up from the shiva.

    in reply to: Gavrah/ Cheftza #1886347
    Reb Eliezer
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    BE, Rav Chaim says that the cheftza of Torah requires a brocho as birchas Hatorah even women.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1886345
    Reb Eliezer
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    Before the sin of the Eitz Hadaas there was an innocence like children. We did not need physical action to perform mitzvos as the mind was clean. Someone on the level of navi regains this innocence as King Shaul was shedding his clothing when he prophesized.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1885986
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Dubner Magid interprets the above Hilel with a mashel. A young man hired his uncle as a financial advisor.
    He constantly told him that he is losing money. Eventially he had enough. The young man went to someone else. He was told, separate yourself from your uncle as he is a ganev and pocketing the money. The interpretatiion is, whoever has hatred towards you, don’t make him your friend. This refers to the yetzer hara.
    He acts like a friend but realy he is your enemy. When go out to the battle, know that you are fighting your enemy. Recognizing this, you will succeed and Hashem will give him into your hands to defeat him.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1885900
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    CA, תלמוד בבלי מסכת עירובין דף ק עמוד ב
    אמר רבי יוחנן: אילמלא לא ניתנה תורה היינו למידין צניעות מחתול, וגזל מנמלה, ועריות מיונה. דרך ארץ מתרנגול – שמפייס ואחר כך בועל

    in reply to: Dvar Torah Devarim – Viewing the Whole Picture: #1885875
    Reb Eliezer
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    I said, if Hashem would have said no, they would have said, what is He hiding? They put Hashem kavayochel in a vice where what ever He does is a problem, so He did not command to do either side. The problem was according to the Rav Abarbanel and Maasei Hashem that they publicized their findings.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1885866
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Dubner Magid explains that a person might go to a beis din for two different reasons. Either to make sure that the other did not take something that belongs to me or I did not take something that belongs to him. Moshe Rabbenu said to Yisro, if they have a dispute, he comes to me. Should have said, they come? As he is arguing in the second case behalf his friend, one side is enough to come. The Chasan Sofer explains that their dispute comes to my heart to act on it.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1885865
    Reb Eliezer
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    Another reason why stealing by the dor hababul was so grave to destroy the whole creation on it is that one denies a ruler over him saying leis din veleis dayin. By nilah on Yom Kippur, one averah is specified stealing from Hashem by using his providence for our own purpose and not for His service.

    in reply to: Morals In Religion #1885761
    Reb Eliezer
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    There is a difference between chukim and mishpotim. By chazir it says don’t say I don’t like chazir but say I like it but Hashem forbade it. This does not apply by stealing which is self understood that it is wrong as the Ibn Ezra says not to desire what belongs to someone else as a villager does not desire a princess, being out of his reach.

    in reply to: Gavrah/ Cheftza #1885760
    Reb Eliezer
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    By Yaakov Avinu Bereshis 29,21 I am trying to answer Rashi’s kashye to have children.

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