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Can you please rephrase your question (or more specific ones)? I’m not sure what you’re asking.
If I’m not mistaken, WITS gets the most serious guys of the group, then Miami, then Dallas and then Vancouver. Israel, I believe is more of a wild card. They have a mix of people, some of whom are quite serious, some of whom are not. Like I said, I’m not really sure about this, so you should probably get someone to confirm before trusting me.
“…the Yeshiva only allows [college] in special cases”
(Unless this is referring to CCJ,) I’m pretty sure this is very false.
“They’re all 100% treif.”
You’ve watched them ALL?
I believe that the following is accurate:
1. D’oraisa you absolutely do not have to wear tzitzis (assuming you’re not wearing a four-cornered garment). Wearing a four-cornered garment is entirely optional.
2. There is either an established minhag or a din d’rabanan (I’m not sure which) that Jewish males SHOULD wear a four-cornered garment, thus necessitating tzitzis and, ultimately, being mekayem a D’oraisa. It is this that certain rabbis (I think R. Moshe Feinstein has a teshuva to this effect) are trying to protect when they tell people to keep their tzitzis on when playing ball in the hot summer months.
I’m going on memory here, so I’m probably at least partially off, but as I recall, if a statement which can be interpreted either positively or negatively is said in front of 3 people, it can be assumed that it was meant positively and, therefore, can be repeated. I’m really not sure if I got that right, so you should look it up.
If I can assume that “bummy” (which is not an English word) is supposed to mean “exhibiting characteristics of bums,” I would have to assume that the reason smoking is considered bummy – an assumption that you have made – is because there is a higher percentage of bums that smoke than the percentage of smokers amongst the population at large.
Perhaps when people refer to smokers as “bummy” they are speaking of the result of the smoking – the stench that rests on the smoker and his surroundings – and not the act of smoking.
Please keep your language PG appropriate.
1. Mantle struck out against Koufax 3 times and hit 1 homer against him.
2. It is far from clear that Koufax was the greatest pitcher ever. (Walter Johnson, for example, who won 417 games and had a career ERA of 2.17, would get some support.) However, Koufax was, seemingly, the best JEWISH pitcher. Though Greenberg rivals him as a player.October 13, 2010 1:05 am at 1:05 am in reply to: Why do some wives (newlyweds) act like Mashgichim to their husbands? #701918
I’m not entirely sure why it happens, but it’s definitely a problem, this Mashgiach Crisis.
Yogi actually said this: “I didn’t say everything I said.”
A slider behind in the count with two runners in scoring position? Not a chance!
1. A Chasiddish rebel
2. Somebody who used to be a Chasid (and was often born that way), but is not one any longer.
I’ve got a few things to say: First of all, WhyNotMe: You feel like they’re trying to brainwash you. The nature of the human being, when it believes strongly in something, is to instill that belief in others. I would guess (and this is just a guess) that if you were in a different Yeshiva whose rebbeim believed strongly in it, you would be experiencing a similar phenomenon.
In terms of “learning how to learn,” I obviously have not made the full “around the block” circuit, but it seems to me that this is something that is stressed in Chofetz Chaim and is not stressed in other Yeshivas. I’m not sure about this, but I think that Chofetz Chaim is the only (or one of the only) places to put it on a pedestal. If you don’t think it’s important, that’s your decision. But I don’t think that all the talk is just meaningless rhetoric.
In reference to Rabbi Zakai, I believe the adjective that I have heard most commonly describing him is “great.” I’m honestly not entirely sure about what that means (he seems like a very nice guy and a fine rebbi) but, seriously, that’s what everyone says. (And I’m referring to individuals who had him – not just what one person said and everyone else quotes.)
Also, as a teenager who “wants to learn and learn and learn,” you should just be aware that 1. most people can’t afford that; and 2. there are people who feel that way at some point but then change their minds.
Best of luck.
If, as it seems, the principal is looking to find out as much as possible about the potential students before making the ultimate acceptance/rejection decision, I don’t see why he should not get as much information as he can.
“Kiddushin (41a) Mem Amud Alef”
That would be Mem Alef Amud Alef, naturally.
As I recall, the proposition laid out here is in direct opposition to a Gemara in Kiddushin (41a) Mem Amud Alef.
Here is why the Yankees are going to lose:
Game 6: The Yankees are not going to score more than 3 off of Saunders. Pettitte will be overmatched this time against the right-handed heavy Angels.
Game 7: CC Sabathia will get torched (think ’04) and this will end up with a score somewhere along the lines of 9-2. Weaver will pitch well. I know Sabathia’s been ridiculously good of late, but let me just point out that on 11 different occasions this year, he gave up 4 or more runs. He may have pitched well recently, but the guy is far from unbeatable.
The Yankees have overachieved all year. There’s no reason to expect that to continue.February 27, 2009 5:00 am at 5:00 am in reply to: Chofetz Chaim: It's not just a Yeshiva. It's a way of life. #989128
By the way, they also have a branch in Monsey.
Personally, I’m makpid, and follow both bais hillel and bais shammai. Thus, I had 9 tonight, (1 before supper and 8 after) I’ll have nine tomorrow night (2 before and 7 after) and so on until the end of Chanuka. Then, I have all the leftovers on the ninth night and go on a diet until Purim.
Pashuteh Yid: Perhaps all the “kannaim” are individual people and the people whose views you agree with are just one (or few) individuals.
Food for thought.
Why don’t you decide on the yeshiva and not on the location.
The Yankees are virtually dead. However, there will be meaningful games played in New York this September.
LET’S GO METS!
“Don’t forget, Senator John McCain told the Conference of Presidents that he thought Jonathan Pollard should never be released because “he betrayed our nation..””
He did, no?
Mdlevine: Very good definition of censorship. Right.
If the editors edit out some comments (or parts of comments) based on their objectionableness, they are certainly censoring.