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  • in reply to: How should trump respond #1825772

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    There is a hungarian saying., whoever has butter on his head should not go under the sun. The problem is that trump does not know that he has butter on his head. He thinks he did the right thing.

    in reply to: Kissing A Boo-Boo #1825744

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    Human blood is assur rabinically when it separates itself from the wound as stated above because it looks like any other blood, so as long as it is on the body it is mutar. The Rambam above says, that one can swallow blood from the mouth.

    in reply to: How should trump respond #1825728

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    klugeryid, Maybe you should change your name? There is a mountain of evidence against him. I am not talking about frivolous ,accusations.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825717

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    ברכות כא,א

    To understand the statement, wouldn’t it be good if we could daven the whole day. The Chidushei Harim asks why is eating dust a curse for the snake, when dust is available everywhere? Hashem told the snake, here is your food and don’t bother Me. Hashem told him, I don’t want to do anything with you. We thank Hashem that we can daven to him על שאנחנו מודים לך for the fact we can praise You. ‘הללוי-ה הללו את ה we praise Hashem for being able to praise Him and He does not push us away from Him. מתאוה הקב’ה לתפלתן של צדיקים, HKBH desires and enjoys the prayer of the pious. We are happy that we can daven and would like to do it the whole day since it brings us closer to Hashem as the word קרבן means being close.

    in reply to: Bachurim marrying early #1825669

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    TLIK, About learning in a kolel see a long discusion covering all early views, see Yabia Omer YD (3,17). I don’t know when it was written,but his conclusion is that it is better to sit and learn and be supported. I think he should be assigned a piece to leqrn on his own and be tested on it and then decide.

    in reply to: How should trump respond #1825668

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    sam1, look at the Constitution of the US, Article I, Secttion 7,2 about a veto ( self understood without the word)).

    in reply to: Kissing A Boo-Boo #1825647

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    GH, Look up the Rambam Hilchas Maacholas Assuras (6.2) ihuman blood is only assur miderabon when it separates so you are not mechaven to directly benefit fron it.

    in reply to: Kissing A Boo-Boo #1825645

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    GH, human blood ifrom which you don’t directly benefit , should be ok.

    in reply to: How should trump respond #1825640

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    sam1, I was very careful not to say, prove your innocence. I said disprove the accusations whidh becomes necessary under the current circumstances.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1825633

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    klugeryid, you don’t know your histoty. Obama was against same gender until Biden forced him to change his mind.

    in reply to: How should trump respond #1825624

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    sam1, you don’t know your constitution when you say, ,anytime the president vetoes a bill is obstruction of congress. These is part of checks and balances where congress has the opportunity to override the veto.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1825568

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    I did not agree with all policies of Bush as the Iraq War, but he was an honorable person.

    in reply to: Kissing A Boo-Boo #1825567

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    Children like it because it shows you care and makes them feel good.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1825565

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    Two wrongs don’t make a right. People want to look up to their president. I will only vote for someone I can look up to.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825552

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    Thinking (hirhur) of Torah does it need a brocho? In SA O’CH 47,4 it is paskened that hirhur is not like speech and no brocho is required. The GRA says that learning Torah is exception as it says והגית which means hirhur, so we should not learn like that without a brocho, MB s’k 7 there.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825521

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    The answer to showing favoritism by Hashem needs some explainations. To praise for Hashem’s provision can be the benefit of the provision itself or the appreciation of the provider. We appreciate a small because it comes from ‘Hashem’. Similarly, as we show appreciation for the small amount given, Hashem judges us on a level of a human being and appreciates the small amount of mitzvos we perform and show favoritism for it.
    Another explanatiion I heard, do we eat to live or do live to eat? Do we make a brocho to eat, or do we eat to make a brocho? In the first case, the importance is the food, so it needs a shiur whereas in the second case the importance is the brocho. so the food is not as important and we get rewarded by showing favoritism
    to us.
    The Chasam Sofer asks that according to the Rambam where making an unnecessary brocho violates לא תשא, do not utter my name in vain, how can we make a brocho on something we are not mechiyuv to make on? He explains that when we care about brochos, we will be blessed that a small amount will satiate us and therefore we will be mechuyav to make a brocho on it and will be rewarded accordingly.

    in reply to: Why do many people in Lakewood drive way to fast? #1825515

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    I was in Israel in 1972 and we are told to be careful because of the fast driving.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1825493

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    As I am listening to the impeachment trial, they say that there is no validity to the allegations against Biden, and by removing the prosecuror creates more chance with the new prosecuter that Burisma and his son would be investigated. Biden followed the existing US policy at his time together with the EU and other US allies. Biden’s son was aquited by Ukrainian officials indicating that he did nothing wrong. This was after the prosecutor Sholkin was removed.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825458

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    ברכות כ,ב

    The Noda Beyehuda in his commentary Dagul Mervovo on SA O’CH 171,2 questions how can men, who davened maariv already Friday night, be motzei kiddush the women who don’t usually daven maariv, so their chiyuv is biblical whereas the men’s chiyuv is only rabbinical? To answer that they have arevus, the Rosh says that men don’t have arevus for women. Rav Akiva Eiger ztz’l answers that for the mitzvos were women are also mechuyav like men there is arevus.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1825437

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    klugeryid, you don’t appear as klug as your name. A president is required to be examplary role model to look up to, which he is not.

    in reply to: How should trump respond #1825433

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    Trump got himself into this predicament because of his gaiva. When it came to his inauguratiin, he needed to have there more people than any other president. He could not accept that Russia had an influence in being elected president and there might be a question about his legitimacy. so he says Ukraine was involved in helping Hillary. For this coming election, he must destroy his opponent Biden to make sure he will win. He has an inferiority complex. You don’t need to shout when you have arrived.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825428

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    ברכות כ,א

    The question about mirales is because they were about a few generations apart from Rav Yehuda. We have the students, Rebbi to Rav to Rav Yehuda to Rabeh to Abeya. They questioned, why they are not worthy of it?
    Why do we have to be worthy of it? Why doesn’t Hashem bring miracles to believe in Him? I heard an interesting idea. Hashem proved himself already. A doctor does not have to get a license MD everytime. Once he got it, he is accepted in the American Medical Assodiation as a full pledged doctor. The previous generations who were weak in their emunah needed miracles. We have inherited our emunah and know about the miracles, we don’t need to be shown more.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825371

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    Maybe, the answer is that the mitzva of lulav was not completely eliminated as it still exists since the chazal iinstituted to take it the rest of the days.

    in reply to: Teenagers and technology #1825335

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    GH, Where is the GAON?

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825316

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    The Rashba in Rosh Hashanah 15,1 asks the question, how could the chazal make a gezara to eliminate shofar on Shabbos when the Torah says to blow? He answers that baal tigra (diminish) does not apply to the chachomim. Does he argue on the Rambam above? As the first day sukkos is the only biblical mitzva. of lulav, did chazal remove the the biblical mitzva completely if it falls on shabbos? The Taz YD 117, says that if a mitzva is specified to do it even on shabbos, they cannot remove it. From the pasuk it looks like we should take the lulav on the first day even it falls on shabbos. They ask a question why do we asser on shabbos to blow shofar because of carrying and not because of making music? They answer that then they would eliminate shofar completely on both days.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825280

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    The Rambam Hilchas Mamrim (2,9) says that if chazal say that eating chicken with meat is assur biblically, they violate baal tosif, adding to the Torah, I think this was the problem with Adam Harishon when he added to the commands to Chava not to touch the etz hadaas in the name Hashem. He should have indicated that this was his addition.

    in reply to: Teenagers and technology #1825254

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    GH, you say, the apple doesn’t fall far from tree. My Rebbi the Mattersdorfer Rav, Rav Shmuel Ehrenfeld ztz’l said that in a storm wind it does. The internet and outside influences is currently a storm wind.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825228

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    ברכות יט,ב

    The Rambam holds in Sefer Hamitzvos Root 1, that a rabbinical gezera or enactment is authorized by the Torah, under לא תסור, do not sway from the words they tell you right or left. He also holds that a biblical safek is according to the Torah be ruled leniently. The chazal say that their safek is ruled leniently whereas biblical safek is ruled stringently. So question is why, what is the difference when they are both biblical? They answer
    הם אמרו והם אמרו, as the whole rule is instituted by chazal, they can decide how to deal with it.
    The Rambam Hilchas Kilaim (10,29) explains that for wearing rabbinical kilaim (shatnez), the respect for the individual supersedes the issur, so we don’t tear it off him whereas for biblical kilaim, the issur supersedes the respect.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825161

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    We should be careful not the speak about bad things, giving an opening to the satan by reminding him about bad things. If we do, we should use the expressions לא עלינו. not on us, חס ושלום, חס וחלילה, have mercy on us, רחמנא לצלן, Hashem protect us. There is a hungarian saying, don’t paint the devil on the wall.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825135

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    ברכות יט,א

    We have to be careful not to speak on the dead badly. They might have been punished already. Also, they are not here to defend themselves. Lashan hara applies infront of the person, if there is somone else there as you are ashaming him.
    We find the story of the snake like round oven in Bava Metzia (59,2) where therr was a ruling, לא בשמים היא the Torah is not in heaven. The Deroshos Haran 7, explains that once the Torah was given down to earth, we must understand it with human understanding. Even though Rebbi Eliezer was mechaven to the truth, if the majority could not understand it, they could not follow it. Tosfas there asks the question, so why rely on the bas kol to pasken like Beis Hilel. Tosfas answers that there the bas kol agreed with their human understanding. The Beis Shamai were sharper, greater in quality and the Beis Hilel was greater in quantity, by the number of people, so the Torah is telling us that more people’s views brings to a better understanding.
    See the Chinuch 496 where Hashem said that they have won Me over. They are willing to set aside the truth to protect the Torah by following the majority for the greater good.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1825028

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    ברכות יח,ב

    Shiva should be sat in the house where the niftar lived as he comes back to the place where he lived.
    Every custom there indicates that we must rely on others and we are not an island.
    The sudas havroah being provided with food is an example of this idea. The shiva call and davening in the
    house of the niftar is anoth example. We cover the mirror to realize that we need others and not to see only
    ourselves.

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    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824953

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    The idea of לועג לרש teaches us great mussar. Don’t hurt a poor person by telling him how well you are doing or for someone being out of job, don’t tell him how good your job is. When in cemetery, you must hide your tzitzis SA O’CH 23,1. Be careful what you say to people with a handicap. Don’t hurt people by speaking about things that they are missing. Don’t make fun of them because of their deficiencies.

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    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824930

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    I didn’t say I will vote for Biden, but If he is innocent, we should acknowledge that.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824895

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    ברכות יח,,א

    The Binah Leitim interprets Tehilim (118.,17) לא אמות כי אחיה, I should not die but live as, when I live, I should not be dead. Sometimes we forget the reason for living and act like we are dead.

    A person lives on when his children follow his ways. Yaakov Avinu because he left children behind who followed he ways did not die. It says in Tehilim (115,17) לא המתים יהללו י-ה ולא כל ירדי דומה The dead cannot praisHashem nor those who descend into silence. It is followed by ואנחנו נברך י-ה but we prase Hashem, why
    I think that through our praise of Hashem, the dead continue to praise Him.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824799

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    klugeeyid, Biden followed other allies of the US who wanted this Ukrainian prosecutor gone because of corruptiion and it was not because of Biden’s son because he did not prosecute Burisma and his son, so for that there was no reason to get rid of him.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824798

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    There are three viiews when it comes to night. The Yereim, Rav Eliezer Mimetz, who holds that night coincides with the shkia and ben hashmoshos is 3/4 mil (18 minl) 12 1/2 min before it. Erev shabbos we follow this most stringent view with the most lenient view that a mil is 24 min. The geonim’s view there is a shkia and 12 1/2 min after it is tzeis hakochovim or night. Those who follow this are Rav Moshe Alashkar also known as Gaon Yaakov and the GRA. Finally Tosfas Pesochim (94,1) with the beginning words Rebbi Yehuda telling us the Rabbenu Taam’s view having two shkias. After the first shkia 58 1/2 min ben hashmoshos starts for 12 1/2 min and then another shkia occurs in conjuction with tzeis hakochovim. The follower of this view is the Mechaber SA O’CH 261,2 and the Minchas Kohen. Many follow the GRA and as many follow the Rabbenu Taam. The Baal Hatanye is interesting. In his Shulchan Aruch Harav he paskens like the Raabenu Taam whereas in his siddur, written later, he paskens like the GRA.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824727

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    The difference Menochas (34,2) Tosfas beginning Hakora Kora, between Rashi and Rabbenu Taam’s tefilin is the placement of the parshiyos. The writing is in order. Rashi’s view קדש, והיה כי יביאך, שמע, והיה אם שמע whereas according to the Rabbenu Taam, the last two are reversed הויות באמצע , shma at the end. The Aruch Hashulchan above says that both are true Rashi’s for this world and the Rabbenu Taam Taam’s for next world. They found a pair of tefilin in the kever of Chazkiah like Rashi, so the Darishe said maybe they hid it there because it was pasul.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824675

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    klugeryid, I would not have pointed out to you, if it wasn’t worthwhile. You are insulting me by not reading it that I am so naive to believe everything.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824664

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    klugeryid, GH says the same thing. Why are you asking the question, if you don’t want to accept the answer from anyone?

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824624

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    klugeryid, I am sending you to the article that answers your question. The moderators don’t accept the artucle or a web link.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824609

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    Above should be, he has heaven in mind.

    ברכות יז,ב

    When we do some chumra openly that others don’t do is considered יוהרא a sign of haughtiness, gaiva.
    Putting on Rabbenu Tam’s tefilin, says the Aruch Hashulchan O’CH 34 after a long discussion that since many people currently put it on, it is not consirered yuhara. Similarly following the Rabbenu Taam waiting for 72 minutes, 4 mil after shkia on motzei shabbos as paskened by the Mechaber O’CH 261 is not yuhara.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824610

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    klugeryid. did you read the article which answers your question?

    in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1824613

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    According to the Ohr Hachaim Hakadash in Paraahas Breishis any one is free to explain simething in the Torah as long it doesn’t affect halacha, so this certainly comes from gedolim and it doesn’t have to be muchruch.

    in reply to: frum exercise #1824575

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    What about a thread mill?

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824574

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    The mishna at the end of Maseches Menochos אחד המרבה ואחד הממעיט בלבד שיכוין לבו לשמים whether one adds or diminishes as long as יe has the heaven in mind. Rav Ovadya Yosef in Yabia Omer YD (10,29), take the word אך which diminishes is followed by letters לב, take the word גם which adds, the letters preceding it are also לב indicating that in either case we come together at לב, רחמנא לבא בעי doing it for the right reason
    לראש -לעשות רצון אבינו שבשמים.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824546

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    We all want to do the will of Hashem and what holds us back is the yeast in the dough. The Klei Yokor explains that the yeast makes the dough rise, it is a symbol of gaiva and that brings to sin, so we don’t eat chametz on Pesach. The Radvaz and the Abarbanel say that Chametz resembles the yetzer hara, if a dough is left idle without working on it, becomes chametz. Similarly, if a person is idle from Torah, the yetzer hara will rule over him.

    There is an argument between the Rambam and the Ravad Hilchas Teshuva (8,2) what is olam habo. The Rambam holds that the olam habo is after death and the Ravad holds it’s after Techias Hamesim I heard an interesting idea at the time olam habo, we will wear our crown and enjoy the light of the shechina. What is the crown for? It will have precious stones and act like a prism to reflect the light so we could look into it.

    in reply to: How should trump respond #1824526

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    As mentioned on the other thread about USA Today article October 3,. 2019 google or go to the USA Today website titled Explainer – Biden, allies pushed out Ukrainian prosecutor because he didn’t pursue corruption cases.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824520

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    Search on the USA Today website on the full title, Explainer – Biden, allies pushed out Ukrainian prosecutor because he didn’t pursue corruption cases.

    in reply to: Chidushim on Daf Yomi #1824514

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    ברכות יז,א

    I will talk about לשמה learning Torah for its own sake. The gemora says in Shabbos (63,1) Tehilim 45,5
    צלח רכב. יכול אפילו שלא לשמה – תלמוד לומר על דבר אמת you succeed if you ride (go) after the truth. Says the gemora one should learn maybe even not lishma? No follow the truth. This teaches us that lishma means learning to arrive to the truth. We find Pesochim (22.2) Shimon Hamosini was interpreting all esin (additions) in the Torah when he arrived to the pasuk to fear G-d, he did not know whom to add to it. So he wanted to abandon his whole lives work as he thought his whole interpretation was incorrect. He said I will get the same reward of not doing this interpretation as doing it. Rebbi Akiva included the fear of talmidei chachomim. How come Shimon Hamosini did not think of it? For him this was obvious as the chachomim get their knowledge from Hashem. So if Hashem felt that they were worthy of it, they deserve to be feared and respected, but Rebbi Akiva did not appreciate that requiring a pasuk because he was originally an am haaretz.

    The gemora says in Maseches Nedorim (81,1) that EY was destroyed because they did not make a birchas hatorah. The Taz O’CH 47,1 explains this in great detail. The Ran says that the Torah was not chashuv in their eyes, Explains the Chasam Sofer over there that they thought that Torah is only beneficial to know how to do mitzvos, so in itself it does not require a brocho being only a hechsher mitzva. They didn’t realize that the Torah is beneficial when learning lishma to arrive to the truth and therefore it requires a brocho hence it is called Torah lishma, learning for its own sake to arrive to the truth. Rav Chaim says that the cheftza of Torah requires a brocho.

    in reply to: Why does Biden get a pass Or ”the donkey in the room ” #1824510

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    klugeryid, I don’t know if the moderators will allow the aricle., so google biden fires prosecutor. Read the artiicle from USA Today dated October 3, 2019 tiltled Explainer – Biden, allies pushed out Ukranian prosecutor.

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