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  • in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1641135
    Reb Eliezer
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    The Chasam Sofer in sefer Chut Hameshulosh says that if someone like himself was picked as posek hador, he is helped from heaven that he should not make a mistake. He thought twice that he made a mistake and retracted his psak, but it turned out that he was correct originally.

    in reply to: Borrowing/Loaning a Sefer Torah #1641121
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    CTLAWYER, it is a common practice in modern english to verbilize nouns e.g. authored, loaned, impacted

    in reply to: Borrowing/Loaning a Sefer Torah #1640666
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    Shakespeare should have said, Neither a loaner nor a borrower be. The correct word is lend not loan.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1640628
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    coffee addict, what Hashem Yisborach does to us is more appreciated accumutavely, from birth to the present as I posted above, and that can only be done by keeping our precious memories intact.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1640607
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    In the Megilla, Achashverus appreciated favors done to him and therefore created the book of memories, recognizing that memories are precious to be able to show appreciation and thereby Mordechai was elevated.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1640588
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    coffee addict, from your posts it looks like that you don’t seem to appreciate your memories.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1640529
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    coffee addict, you missed the whole point. First you must be young so you don’t have too many memories, second nothing extra ordinary happened to you and third you are taking everything that happened to you for granted believing that all of it you deserve.

    in reply to: Why the extra appreciation for miracles? #1639945
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    The gemorah Taanis 24a where the father was upset on his son for asking figs before its time because he was matriach Hashem for something unnecessary, therefore we are only permitted to daven for something necessary. That is the reason that the man above was degraded for the miracle of nursing because it really was not required as it could have been done by a woman.
    Over here by the oil, they showed their love to Hashem not to rely on impure oil, so He also showed his love to them by creating the miracle. Therefore, we follow the mehadrin min hamehadrin which we usually don’t do.

    in reply to: Why the extra appreciation for miracles? #1639912
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    A miracle where its probability of hapenning is practically infinitesimal shows the love Hashem has for his children the Bnei Yisroel to change the nature for willing to serve Him diligently. The gemora says on the man who was able to nurse how ugly it is that the nature was changed for him, so normally Hashem does not change the nature.

    in reply to: Why does it seem we downplay winning the battle? #1639299
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    The modern called it חג המכבים emphasizing the battle over the oil forgetting that Hashem helped in order to gain spirituality recognizing the importance of the Oral Law which was validated through the miracle of the oil that became impure through the decree of chazal.

    in reply to: Herd Immunity for Dummies #1639290
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    This herd immunity is similar to a king who told his servants to bring wine to fill a barrel. One individual thought why should I bring wne? I will bring water and nobody will notice, but if everyone wil do that, we end up with water. Similarly, if people do not immunize relying on others, they won’t have any immunity.

    in reply to: Why does it seem we downplay winning the battle? #1639278
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    It says באבוד רשעים רנה we praise Hashem for the destruction of the rashaim, why? It says ויאמינו בה’ ובמשה עבדו they believed in Hashem and his servant Moshe, they recognized the importance of reward and punishment, hashgacha of Hashem and therefore, אז ישיר משה so Moshe sang the praises to Hashem, but the malochim had no benefit and nothing to gain so they were not allowed to sing.

    in reply to: Chabad menorah’s vandalised, antisemitism & Golus #1639215
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    I was the first one in 1968 to work for Chemical Bank in a yarmulke.

    in reply to: Chabad menorah’s vandalised, antisemitism & Golus #1639188
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    CS, there are halochos that in pubic among goyim we avoid displaying the tzitzis and allowed at work to be with
    out a yatrmulke b’H we don’t have to worry about it mostly anynore.

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1639165
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    cmberzon, I think you are missing a comma as you don’t want to say on chazal the expression lowlife.

    in reply to: Why does it seem we downplay winning the battle? #1639155
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    The Pri Chadash says that the winning the battle was the neis the furst day. Others say that has happened before so it was nothing special and the importance was the oli to restore spirituality.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1639042
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    coffee adict, what are you going to do with memories you cannot recreate because the individual is not here anymore or you were saved from illness or from other tragegy?

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1639032
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    Thank you ZionGate you expressed my sentiments very eloquently. coffee gate stop kidding and destroying something precious.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1638993
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    coffee addict, memories remind us of all the good that Hashem Yisborach has bestowed on all of us through out our life from birth to the present.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1638986
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    coffee addict, maybe you don’t understand me because you don’t want to. It has nothing to do with your memory but your mind.

    in reply to: A game of “Would you rather?” #1638687
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    The answer about memories or a million dollars is not that simple. When a person reaches a ripe old age, he has much to thank Hashem which no one else can fulfil only himself. This is why the chazal had us say Modim Derabonon and it is not enough the Modim of the Baal Tefila . It says מה אשיב לה’ כל תגמלהי עלי that responsibility rests on me and no one else can fulfil it. Those memories are precious and for no price are you willing to sell it.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1638667
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    When Pharaoh dreams he says הננו עומד על היאור but when he tells Yosef he says הננו עומד על שפת היאר the Bnei Yisoschor says that he wanted to test Yosef if he knows the dream, so Yosef said שפת לא ידעתי אשמע I hear a sefas that I don’t know what it means.

    in reply to: Can you share a nice Vort on Chanukah? #1638594
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    Rav Tanchum says נר חנוכה שהנחה למעלה מעשרים אמה פסולה דלא שלטה בה עינה Chanukah lights that he put above 20 amos is posel because he cannot see them, explains the father of the previous Matersdorfer Rav, that he is not diligent in his Torah learning thinking that the benefits come later from above after life, forgeting the other saying of Rav Tanchum הבור רק אין בו מים not only will he be lacking the knowledge of Torah but נחשאים ועקרבים יש בו but will have bad midos and charachter.

    in reply to: Can you share a nice Vort on Chanukah? #1638595
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    For more look at the topic Chanukah Thoughts.

    Reb Eliezer
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    The Rambam says that חסידי אומות העולם יש להם חלק בעולם הבא pious people among other nations have a part in the world to come. From all the euligies we can conclude that this applies him.

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1638546
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    In the modern world the statement can mean not to eat carbohydrates without protein but other carbohydrates
    as we make a brocho on fruit because it does not go with bread. Similarky potatoes does not go with bread.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1638542
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    Avi K, what you are saying is correct. The Meiri ? by Purim quoted by the Chasam Sofer says that whoever has no megila should read halel. Saying halel to be blasphemes, if he follows the chazal I don’t think would apply as the Rashba in Rosh Hashana 15 says that their no baal tosif on the takonoh of the chachomim.
    Besides they say that this blasphemy is on the stanza כי לעולם חסדו not halel because says the Ksav Sofer he is only praising Hashem on miracles and not on everyday occurences as Leah said wonderouly ‘הפעם אודה את ה
    In halel we say ‘מה אשיב לה which apply for every day.

    in reply to: Do any Frum Anti-Vaxxers Drink Cholov Stam Milk? #1638447
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    The Pischei Tshuva says that if the chazal did not asser beminyan is worse because now it is assur mdOrayta because of a neder.

    in reply to: Are students allowed to be thrown out of school? Mesivta/ high school #1638443
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    There is a RMA in YD 334 who says You can put someone in cherem and you don’t have to worry about the consequences. I think the Taz argues/

    in reply to: Are students allowed to be thrown out of school? Mesivta/ high school #1638281
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    My son when he was accepted in the yeshiva, we had to sign an agreement that if he does not live up to the yrshiva’s expectations, they can throw him out.

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1638196
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    CTLAWYER, as a linguist, explain to me the word understand which according to my understanding should be overstand because when you verstehen something you are stading over it.

    in reply to: Do any Frum Anti-Vaxxers Drink Cholov Stam Milk? #1638183
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    DY, They are more cocerned and suspicious on the danger of ונשמרתם md’orayta than by a prohibition of milk which is darabonon. We don’t know if they are lying so the question is if the milk producer trusts them because of the punishment they might receive. How do you feel about climate change?

    in reply to: Do any Frum Anti-Vaxxers Drink Cholov Stam Milk? #1638157
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    According to their view לשטתם since they believe strongly that vaccination is dangerous, so they don’t trust the government over here, but by milk they do trust the government.

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1638129
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    CTLAWYER, I took german in college, so I traslated for others. btw I was taught a story by Bertolt Brecht called die Kreidekreis, the chalk crcle. Similar to King Solomon’s splitting of a baby, two women were claiming to be the mother of an older girl. The judge ruled to draw a circle with a chalk on the floor placing the girl in the circle. The women would hold her hand on either side figuring that the real mother will pull her out of the circle. The real mother instead, being afraid that the girl will be pulled apart, let go. The judge said, this is the real mother.

    in reply to: Problem to Look at X-Mas Lights? #1638114
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    The calendar was changed by Pope Gregory in 1582 by removing 11 days and changing the leap year rule that complete centuries are only leap years divisable by 400. So kratzmich is not nitel but Jan 6.

    in reply to: What’s with all the hate crimes against Klal Yisroel ?!?! #1638098
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    IF we don’t recognize the galus and see that we are strangers in a strange land, says the Binah Leitim, we are extending the galus. Moshiach when we are on the lowest level and the only recourse we have is the hope in Hashem see the Klei Yokor on ופרצת ימה וקדמה.

    in reply to: Do any Frum Anti-Vaxxers Drink Cholov Stam Milk? #1638040
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    They consider vaccine dangerous to their health and חמירא סכנתא מאיסורי a danger is harsher than a prohibition.

    in reply to: Problem to Look at X-Mas Lights? #1638035
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    If you don’t pronounce the name of Kratzmich or use the nickname then you showing holiness in the name.

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1638016
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    CTLAWYER, Kartoffel pfann kuchen – I will translate, a potato pan cake.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637993
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    Avi K, I think it is the Pri Chadash’s kashye about safeka deyame. You said that it has nothing to do with witnesses anymore so anything newly instituted can follow the rule in order the old should not be desecrated.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637981
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    The Chasam Sofer (Shabbos 22) says that Chanukah עיקרו מן התורה ופירושו מדרבנן the main origin is d’Oraita but its explanation is rabbinic.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637964
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    Avi K, The etzem Chanukah according to the Chasam Sofer is d’Oraita but the way you commemorate is rabbinic. You are required some kind of commemoration when you were saved from servitude and certainly from death including spiritual. It is based on a Magen Avrahan in the begining of Hilchas Purim. If the chachomim considered it a safek, from the outset they can institute two days and it does not apply ספיקא דרבנן לקולא because of לא תסור. There is no safek in the begining of a establishment of a new takonoh.

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1637938
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    WinnieThePooh, Here means America not CR . I am 59 years in America. I was 11 yerars old when I came here from Austria where I was more than 2 years while waiting to come here.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637834
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    The Sefer Peninim Yekorim brings an implication when they complete halel. It says שנים שנים באו אל נח the first 2 days of Pesach, 2 days of Shavuos, 9 days of Succos as the gemaria of באו, and Chanukah the gematria of
    אל נח like Chanukah 89.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637773
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    Avi K, first the Behag paskens as above that Chanukak is min HaTorah, second safek does not apply when something is instituted from the outset. It only applies when it comes after it was established.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1637768
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    According to the Ramban that is what happened by the aigel hazahav where they wanted to replace Moshe Rabbenu then the erav rav ended up worshipping it.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1637752
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    The Rebbe is the conduit between the Hashem and the Bnei Yisroel.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637731
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    I also heard once that light reflects knowledge and learning of the Torah. The Bes Hilel had good memory but where missing sharpness which comes at a later age, so they were going forward in time, whereas the Beis Shamai was sharp ithey were mssing memory which comes at an earlier age going backwards in time.

    in reply to: Chanukah Thoughts #1637721
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    CS, The Alalolas Ephraim from the` Klei Yokor explains that we either look at elevating the spiritual or lowering and diminishing the material. The elevation of tzadikim or the destruction of the reshaim. The question also comes up on Purim ארור המן and ברוך מרדכי. Do we look at the הצלה of tzadikim or the מפלה of the rashaim? The Magen Avraham explains they both have the same gematria but in the first the firts part is bigger than the second part so Haman went from high to low wherea Mordechai went from low to high/ Do we emphasize the positive or the negative? The Haflla says ובחרת בחיים do mitzvos from life and not vice versa. Your explanation also reflects this well.

    in reply to: Modern Day Yevonim #1637227
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    Using an electric menorah and learning less Torah on Chanukah are modern day yevonim.

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