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May 22, 2018 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm in reply to: Dual Citizen #1523832
“Israeli Citizens can visit Russia without a Visa, Americans need a Visa”
-Bummer ; )
Regarding your second point, they were shipped back due to the political cooperation of Israel and America relationship? If so then why would the American courts suspend passports?
Also if they suspend an American passport but you have an Israeli passport, cant you just use that one to leave USA or do you need to leave with the American? There must be a loophole isnt there? I mean also if a person is a citizen of another country (Israel) and flees to that country, shouldnt their rights be protected and be allowed to stay? Is this only due to political reasons that Israel would give away one of their citizens back to another country? If so it is really bias since many celebrities fled to other countries in order to avoid being prosecuted for huge tax evasions. How were they not grounded in USA? How did Edward Snowden manage to escape to Russia and seek asylum? If this is only against Jews then its pretty frightening.
Were there cases when dual citizens managed to flee to Israel and stay? Would they only be caught if their names were put into the system in time and only at the airport or would Israel conduct an active search to find you?May 22, 2018 10:50 am at 10:50 am in reply to: Dual Citizen #1523437
@shopping- you can always obtain Israeli citizenship whenever you’d like in the future. They will gladly give you a passport so you might as well save that opportunity for when you actually want to make Aliyah with all the benefits. Already having an Israeli passport might make you ineligible for such benefits or make it much more difficult. Benefits such as nefesh benefesh, or even going on a birthright trip.May 22, 2018 10:49 am at 10:49 am in reply to: Dual Citizen #1523433
Obviously American citizenship is a good idea regardless I’m not disputing that. But to be an American living in America is there any advantage to having an Israeli passport? From what I understand it’s nothing but problems to possess one. First of all there is a new policy which requires you to renew it every 5 years not 10 like it used to be so now it’s an extra 80-100 dollars expense every few years for something you don’t use much. And if you don’t renew it for more than 10 years it’s a bigger issue. Secondly renting a car in Israel you will have to pay extra taxes If you go in with Israeli passport rather than just as an American tourist which is difficult to do when they see you have an israeli passport as well in their system.
Army can be less of an issue if you only have American citizenship and living in America or even Israel.
You might owe “bituach leumi” in Israel for having an Israeli passport and these mixups happen a lot especially if you stay there for extended time.
Maybe an advantage would be receiving medical insurance if you plan to be there for a year?
Anyways it’s just much easier to have one passport and maintaining it rather than having another unnecessary one.
Only thing I could think of is in case of emergency that one needs to flee the United States, would it help to be a citizen of another country (Israel)? Whether it’s some small crime, taxes, or chas veShalom anti semitism?
Although from cases I’ve read about the U.S puts a travel restriction on those who have Israeli citizenship if they are awaiting court or something. It’s been claimed as controversial and anti semitic since I think it only applies to Israeli dual citizens. Maybe because Israel would accept someone fleeing the U.S in order to avoid jail? So would it even help to have an Israeli passport as a backup plan in that case?
Btw noone answered my question, what is the oldest siddur that we know of? Is it Machzor Vitry? I think there are a few ancient nusach Ashkenaz siddurim we know of.Rashi siddur? If sowhy have these siddurim not been reprinted into newer versions with the newer add-ons if necessary such as lecha dodi.
Another question is if those siddurim without add-ons were good enough for Rashi and for times of Beis Hamikdash, why so many new tefillos?
i think in the phone it just shows up as if its a usual prayer, meaning on rosh chodesh yaaleh veyavo is just shown after רצה without highlights its just there for you to say. Maybe even hallel is shown after shmone eseri idk i dont use the phone to daven
Lesschumras- phone is nice but there’s nothing like davening from a siddur. Besides shabbos you cant use the phone.
It’s also good to train yourself to remember tefillos on certain days so that you actually give thought to the fact that it’s a special day and make sure to put In your mind that it’s Rosh chodesh etc. which ensures that you will concentrate more on davening to avoid distractions which will make you forget to insert yaale veyavo.
Of course using a phone that already shows everything for that specific day is pretty much fool proof, but we shouldn’t lower ourselves to relying on it rather than actually focusing on our tefilla from a siddur the same way it’s been for generations.
@CTRebbe-“Don’t they realize they are just giving money to the pockets of the owners? ”
-That was exactly the point.
Avram- Rosh chodesh parenthesis is not a good example at all. Everyone knows that there are tefillos that are designated for certain holidays. Besides it usually says what the Tefilla is for and you dont need to skip pages in order to skip that paragraph. Its different than having something printed that you dont say at all.
Also I dont understand why it would be beneficial to know all other minhagim in the siddur. If you are used to one minhag then when you come across a different siddur you still wont be thrown off, you will know you nusach by heart. If you know other minhagim does that mean when you come across a nusach other than your own then you will suddenly say different tefillos since you “practiced” by seeing them in your siddur and skipping them until the time is right?
Neville the old siddurim which require page swiping can be true for all siddurim of the past. That doesn’t mean they can’t use the same print and just add in a few pages for the new generation. Why is it so hard to reprint a newer version of the siddur? Besides artscroll isn’t the only clear siddur anymore. There are plenty of nusach ashkenaz siddur that are available and are as clear as print as artscroll with bigger font and nicer text layout.May 16, 2018 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm in reply to: moving US embassy #1521720
After all the wild happiness going on in israel and by jews all over regarding the embassy move, Trump is coming out with a “peace plan” for the ongoing situation. Lets hope it doesnt burst everyones bubble, who knows what he has in store.
@Gadolhadorah- an example would be at the end of Hallel (על) and Aleinu (שהם משתחווים ). Maybe just create a custom siddur? Who has permission to create a siddur and based on what do they compile one?
Forever like a stone
@lesschumras- I agree with the clear font, that is very important. But there are so many other publishers which have very clear and beautiful siddurim especially nowadays. For example kaftor v’perach make a really nice siddur I think it comes out of Williamsburg. Also tefillas kol peh has a very interesting font, it isn’t as clear as the former but definitely clear enough and a great pleasure to daven from. It looks very antiquated and every paragraph has a different type font so it looks as if it were compiled a long time ago. Anyone heard of siddur Vilna? Do any kehillos use that one?
I personally like the clarity of the artscroll obviously but the font tends to be pretty small for some users and also it looks too formal as if it were typed up on Microsoft word. Other siddurim combine interesting font and layout of paragraphs together with crystal clear and larger text. It starts to get confusing when using a siddur that has conflicting minhagim written on the page especially when it’s from the same “brand”.
Besides most of the other siddurim I’ve mentioned or ones I haven’t are probably much better than the artscroll and also much cheaper. So I’m not sure why shuls insist on artscroll. Hebrew English is another thing.
How did Artscroll become the most accepted and used siddur? And if there are donors and sponsors why is it still not that cheap or even free. Why make so many versions of it when there shouldnt be that many differences especially within the same nusach. As well as so many minhagim that differ. Does anyone know who compiled these siddurim (aside from artscroll) are they originally derived from one specific siddur? Isnt Machzor Vitry one of the oldest Ashkenaz nusach we know of?
Selah Means forever. In Tehillim metzudas Zion writes כמו לעולם.May 14, 2018 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm in reply to: Stop Eurovision song contest next year in Yerushalayim #1520497
Gadolhadorah- you never cease to amaze. Yet im the one who gets attacked due to my litvishe name. ; )May 14, 2018 6:53 am at 6:53 am in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519978
Im not saying all doctors and dentists are the same, but its pretty natural for someone to put in less effort when they arent getting paid accordingly. In any profession not just medical.
If you were hired to clean a kitchen for $150, or clean a kitchen for $20 and expected to put in the same amount of work and time, wouldnt you cut corners?May 13, 2018 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519968
@mentsch1- What I meant was that for their work and effort, extracting a tooth would be more worth it for them than what they would get paid by medicaid for a root canal besides for the hassle of submitting proofs that its necessary.
And dentists do often rush through a treatment when they dont get paid enough.May 13, 2018 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm in reply to: The Embassy is really opening up in Jerusalem? #1519923
um…so how much land is this lowly embassy going to cost Israel by the “negotiations”? Sure going to be a bargaining chip on their shoulderMay 13, 2018 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519922
“Good doctors are careful not to know what type of insurance the patient has so that they do not act with bias.”
Usually they are aware or find out somehow whether intentional or unintentional. They also have small talk with you which sometimes reveals to them your working status, plus if you need a referral from them they may ask or you might volunteer info on your insurance type so that you can actually go see that referral. Same for prescriptions. It eliminates time wasting.May 13, 2018 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519885
Medicaid Patients- yes, doctors will often rush the visit and get up very soon signaling that your session is over. Its basically cutting corners as it allows them to compensate for the small fee they collect from medicaid.
Same with dentists, even worse. They will sometimes rush bigger treatments like extracting a tooth over fixing it with a root canal or similiar since they will get paid better for the extraction rather than the whole treatment. Also might use less quality materials for treatments.
Some people on medicaid go in for a cleaning and leave with less clean teeth than if they would’ve just brushed.
In general you have to be careful with doctors skipping to more serious treatments than necessary (MONEY), although with medicaid they try less to avoid them.May 13, 2018 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm in reply to: Should Doctor Accept Medicaid Plans? #1519784
Accepting medicaid patients does not contradict accepting private insurance patients. So what does it have to do with parnassah? If anything they are broadening their spectrum.
Besides, most doctors will give less time for medicaid patients so they do work around that problem of less fee. Not saying its right or wrong but at least they see them.May 6, 2018 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm in reply to: If Nassi is wrong, how do you explain why 1000’s of older girls are stil single? #1517048
-yes i know that money “shouldnt” make or break marriages but the sad reality today is that it does. Lets face it,girls today are programmed with the whole feminist,equal opportunity, equal rights, egalitarian,women empowerment, women in the work force, and all that stuff that has negatively impacted their thought process and expectations toward guys. It is a shame but it obviously affects many “frum” women who dwell in this. On one hand its hard to blame them since nowadays most of them have college degrees and “careers”, so they expect no less from the potential guy they will marry.
The reality though, is that not every guy fits their dreamy description of a perfect match. Some guys just “work” for a living through an honest job, make enough money to support and also aspire to get progress in life. Many girls dont understand that not everything will come wrapped up in a perfect bow and delivered to them on day one. If they truly believed what they write in their profiles regarding “I want someone so that we can grow together”, things would be different. But obviously they dont want to “grow together” , they want the finished product. And on top of all that, they want a full time learner, earner, and full time husband in the house. Go figure how that works?
Unfortunately the sad reality today has A LOT to do with money. Girls have a very narrow list of what jobs they are willing to accept. And they work as well so even more so it shouldnt be a problem. But hey, my money is mine, and your money is mine as well so go get a career!May 6, 2018 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm in reply to: If Nassi is wrong, how do you explain why 1000’s of older girls are stil single? #1517015
by the way i was being sarcastic in case anyone took it seriouslyMay 6, 2018 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm in reply to: If Nassi is wrong, how do you explain why 1000’s of older girls are stil single? #1516986
I think money would do the trick. A big bank account never hurts. There are so many good guys out there that get rejected due to not having $100,000 income. Less than that “can’t” support a family. It also doesn’t help that the info the girls get from their parents and “friends” influence their minds that way.May 6, 2018 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Bachur and his sister- Maras Ayin? #1516913
Maybe the sis isn’t married therefore has no sheitel so looks like hanging out. Thought of that?
Could also mean they on a shidduch but why walk aroundMay 3, 2018 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm in reply to: President Donald Trump, Oheiv Yisroel Par Excellence #1516330
Oh ya Trump sure is an oheiv yisrael. Breaking news- after the embassy moves there will be a back stabbing demand of Israel giving over control of 4 Arab villages in East Jerusalem to the palis as one of many steps towards the “peace process” and Arabs capital of Jerusalem. This will be one of many back stabbing decisions.
Just when you thought the 2 state solution was dead and Trump became a Jew, you see it is well and alive in their minds.May 3, 2018 8:59 am at 8:59 am in reply to: It should be legal to eat dog and cat meat. #1515246
Actually if you adopt they usually put a tracking chip into the animal. So if you eat it, you’ll tell them it ran away and they’ll see it ran into your stomach.May 3, 2018 8:59 am at 8:59 am in reply to: The Roman Artichokes #1515240
What a shame that aside from the strict kashrus we keep we can’t even eat vegetables anymore. Especially the best tasting ones.May 3, 2018 1:00 am at 1:00 am in reply to: Lag B’omer #1515205
Actually there are TONS of family friendly BBQ events so why stop there.May 1, 2018 11:03 am at 11:03 am in reply to: The Embassy is really opening up in Jerusalem? #1514310
Difference between consul and embassy? Wasn’t the tel Aviv only a consul? Is it being upgraded to embassy or is it just going to be combined with the Jerusalem location?April 30, 2018 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513992
@littleiknow”-There is no residual kedusha on Har Sinai”
– I don’t get it, how do we say there is no kedusha on har Sinai when some don’t even dispose of something that was used for a mitzvah such as lulav, ptilos from Chanukah menora, oil, esrog and so on. Furthermore chassidim who cherish their rebbeim makom tefilla,objects,chair or even anyone else who purchase glasses or other items that used to belong to gedolim.
Aren’t there stories in talmud when they said they can even learn from the walking stick of a certain Tanna since he was so holy?
How can we say that a place that the Torah was given on has no kedusha anymore?
The fact that the shechina was there, and that Moshe Rabbeinu walked there is already other worldly.April 30, 2018 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm in reply to: Yeshiva tiferes hatorah best part time yeshiva learning is the ikar!!! #1513469
Wow sounds great…maybe post more info regarding contacts, location and schedule for people here who might be interestedApril 30, 2018 6:57 am at 6:57 am in reply to: Sefiras HaOmer Issues #1513266
Yes. Im referring to minhag Ashkenaz or those who take haircuts lag b’omer.April 30, 2018 6:57 am at 6:57 am in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513271
When it comes to briyas haolam its such a deep concept that we cannot grasp. There are also many opinions on how long every day was. But obviously we go by the 5778 which is correct as of today.April 29, 2018 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513231
Aharon Hakohen alleged kever is an actual structure that someone built as you will see in the video. Its atop a very high mountain.
As far as simanim I havent heard but Im sure there are many perushim on it. Maybe you can enlighten us.April 29, 2018 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm in reply to: Using Air Conditioners Is Assur #1513225
“How did we survive thousands of years without air conditioning, until for most people until less than a hundred years ago, and for many people until less than 50 years ago”
-Houses were built differently with higher ceilings and other tricks to keep heat rising and specific window alignments to allow ventilation throughout the house. But ya in general there were times that were hot. But probably not as hot as the houses we live in which are built in a way that relies on indoor climate control.April 29, 2018 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm in reply to: Sefiras HaOmer Issues #1513214
so can you take a haircut erev lag b’omer, leil, or lag b’omer day?April 29, 2018 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513180
Keeto- many are familiar with those pictures. Noone knows for sure if it’s in Saudi Arabia or Egypt there are 2 disputed locations. Secondly the rock that has a split I heard doesn’t match the location in Torah.
The gold chariots are old news as well and is only a possibility especially since there are disputed locations of the yam suf crossing. Some say bnei yisrael crossed somewhere which has elevated land inside the water and all sorts of theories.
Noah’s ark there is actually a very new and recent youtube video where someone captures video with a drone and is standing right near it. It is an unusual structure but I heard that it might just be a monumental structure that someone built to commemorate the event.
Also there is a video of people going up to Aharon Hakohens kever in Jordan on “hor hahar” which is a 6 hour hike up the mountain and they say it’s his tomb. Actually very exciting to watch look it up.
Yes these things give chizuk until you get disappointed by hearing disputed facts and theories that don’t match up. Besides we obviously believe in all these events regardless and don’t need the proof to be our chizuk and we know that many places have been covered up/destroyed over time or we don’t have any specific mesorah from generation to generation for whatever reason. Maybe they didn’t see any importance in it idk.
It is nice though to see these things in real life and close up, places and objects that we read and learn about in Torah, but it’s only secondary. Fascinating if you know for sure what you are looking at. To stand in a place where such great Tzaddikim stood so many years ago.April 29, 2018 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513182
“it also shows the cave of eliyaho hanavi in the same mountain”
-Isn’t mearat eliyahu in haifa?April 29, 2018 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513169
It’s probably part of the red Sea there’s a great piece on it if you Google “sea of suph” the website address is .il (Israel)and the name is etzion so scroll down for it. Don’t know who they are but lot of info and sources. Also brings up the fact that Shlomo Hamelech built a port or something and it says it’s between Eilat and yam suf so it would have to be the red Sea. The exact crossing location is another subject. Also if you Google Solomon’s pillars red Sea you will see images of alledged pillars that were placed marking the location of the crossing. It’s unclear since images show crossing the sea but don’t we know that bnei yisrael crossed in a semi circle back to Egypt? Anyway I think the pillars had been removed by saudi forces but many pictures and diagrams to check out.April 29, 2018 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1513170
Also har Sinai disputed if it’s in Saudi Arabia or EgyptApril 29, 2018 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm in reply to: Navel Pastrami #1513154
Shoulder is best.April 29, 2018 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm in reply to: Navel Pastrami #1513098
not a great cut, more fat than meatApril 29, 2018 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm in reply to: besamim that really smells #1513089
PerfumeApril 29, 2018 12:56 am at 12:56 am in reply to: Where to go on a date? #1512866
“WolfishMusingsGlad-to see this thread come around again. I’m always on the lookout for new spots for dates.”
-youre welcomeApril 28, 2018 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1512827
@decoyerebbe- you seem pretty confident for something so disputedApril 27, 2018 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm in reply to: Where is Har Sinai?? #1512738
how about yam suf where is that?April 27, 2018 1:29 am at 1:29 am in reply to: Where to go on a date? #1512541
Highline parkApril 26, 2018 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm in reply to: Using Air Conditioners Is Assur #1512457
Tango- yes but usually people at least read the opening comment to know what the discussion is about. So I remain strong on my point.