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“would he have made this comment about some none frum eating a pork sandwich on YK?“
If it was in the news
I don’t think Gadolhadorah was glorifying it I thought it was being made fun of
He probably thought he doesn’t need to keep Yom Kippur if he leaves before then because תורה לא בשמים היא
I was implying that
So is it that we’re biased and therefore we go to the site that agrees with our bias or are we biased because the site that we usually go to feeds us biased information
This might be a chicken or egg question
Or even better (during the week) look and see which arm the tefillin are on
How did he register 7 hours ago but comment 11 hours ago?
So someone that wears a see through cover is no different than uncovered, correct?
Ooo ooo ooo ME!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE COFFEE!
Any and every!
The problem is that hair is considered ערוה and if you can see the hair even though it’s “covered” it’s a problem
It’s like wearing a sheer article of clothing where that place is something that’s supposed to be covered
“I think Biden’s people who have mostly experience in the “Beltway” do not think of the real world.“
Of course, and the Georgia voting law proves it
“Who are the ones that are attacking Biden for pulling our troops out? Who is calling America weak and emboldening terrorists?
The same ones who if Trump had gotten it done would be lavishing praise on him.“
Why do you think trump would do the same exact thing as Biden?
It’s like saying if Biden was president when Obama was he would have killed bin Ladin
But obviously he wouldn’t have because he was there and said don’t kill him
Even Obama was upset at the way Biden handled things
Providence Rhode Island (there’s already a Yeshiva there)
Ann coulter is not a fan of trump
That’s like bringing out mitt Romney
“Not to worry, the right wing MAGA’s with the support of the Trillion dollar Military Industrial complex will find another war to send other people’s kids into so that they can repair their self-image of how “tough” America is and be proud of how “everyone fears us”.“
That’s why there was no new wars under trump
But keep on thinking that right wingers are war mongerers
Are you saying that since trump said a month before his second term he was going to leave but then post the election he wouldn’t bring them home?
I highly doubt it
“coffee addict, you can’t follow both views, so one will be rejected. Sometimes you listen to one and sometimes to another. You must show willingness to listen and respect their views. When you always follow your own instincts, people around you realize that their good advice is not required and is ignored.”
Do you work in the White House to say that trump didn’t listen to anybody that said against HR McMaster
Additionally your comment was on the people that trump didn’t listen to resigned, so Biden didn’t listen to people that told him to stay but they didn’t resign
You don’t see the correlation?
Why aren’t the people that told Biden to stay in, or don’t close the airport resigning?
Long time no see!
How have you been?August 27, 2021 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003576
“14. See above, 1 and 4. Is the lack of Tznius dress in the MO world a problem? Yes. But, As stated above in no. 1, that is not anyone’s fault. People are not interested in being told that what they’re doing is wrong across the board, not just in the MO world.“
I like most of your points but this I take issue with
Lace top sheitels (should be a whole new thread IMO) has started to be shown to be אסור and thankfully I have seen people on community groups start to sell them (I’m assuming because they realize they can’t wear it anymoreAugust 27, 2021 11:19 am at 11:19 am in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003544
“That’s not the point. What I meant was that you cannot blame people for that which they don’t know, hence that even if they are mistaken, it does give anyone the right to disown them, especially an entire community.“
But it is the point
“coffee addict: I don’t think the Rabbonim are scared they’ll lose their job – it’s more about a proper pace. Push something too hard all at once and it will break. You need to go slowly, one step at a time, so people don’t feel overwhelmed.“
I’ll address you too damoshe,
I’m not saying to push I’m saying to teach what’s right and wrong (and especially lead by example isn’t pushing)
It brings to mind a vort I thought of for פרשת שופטים
In Parshas Shoftim we talk about someone that killed someone else on purpose but runs away to an עיר מקלט the Torah says you should kill the murderer (Rashi says don’t say one person died why should we kill another person)
But the Gemara says if a בית דין killed one person in 70 years it’s considered “a בית דין של רוצחים” why? If the Torah says they should kill him why are they murderers?
The answer I was thinking of is that בית דין’s job isn’t just to judge cases but also to teach people not to do עבירות, and if a person does an עבירה they failed in their job
The same holds true over here, a rabbi’s job isn’t just to give sermons and perform weddings but to teach their congregation what’s right and what’s wrongAugust 27, 2021 7:02 am at 7:02 am in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003453
Since you replied I’ll answer one of your defenses
“ Most of the issues in the MO community are the cause of ignorance, not malignant violations of Halacha; think of it as a Tinok SheNishba situation of sorts (Chas VeShalom, I am NOT calling the MO community Tinokos SheNishbeu).”
So it’s the job of the rabbanim to teach them and call them out if something is wrong
Are they scared they’ll lose their job?August 26, 2021 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003339
“Could be that it’s a troll post, or it could be that he was not expecting the excoriation“
Someone that makes an account and the first thing he does is start a confrontational thread thread is usually a trollAugust 26, 2021 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003277
Thank you avram and syag
He hasn’t even posted anything else yet in defense
What I’ve learned is try to fix myself before I rail on communities that I find at fault
Do the mods really feel that this thread should stay open?August 26, 2021 10:44 am at 10:44 am in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003134
I’m not liking this thread it smells of division right before Rosh HashanahAugust 26, 2021 10:38 am at 10:38 am in reply to: Ahavas Yisrael for those in YU/the MO community (Ask me anything) #2003130
“FYI, Rav Soloveichik established a mixed-gender school in Boston.”
And FYI that school is going down the drain (if it didn’t go down already) because either the parents and kids are becoming frummer or going off the derech totally
What does ה אחד mean?
I understood it to mean that Hashem is everywhere which I think means that we are in ה and not separate from Him
Both of them should have a רפואה שלימה and we shouldn’t hear any more צרות
Why is it any different than ואהבת לרעך כמוך and even more that אשתו כגופו!
And it’s Elul!
Don’t worry you don’t have to ask for mechilah….
I know someone that did
For once I agree with you jackk
And כתיבה וחתימה טובה
I got this message from someone
🇦🇫✡️ — NEWS: Zebulun SimanTov, the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan decided he is staying in the now Taliban controled country and won’t be moving to Israel or the United States:
“I will not leave my home. If I had left, there would have been no one to maintain the Synagogue. I had the opportunity to leave to the US, SimonTov said in an interview.
“Nobody cares what Trump thinks or diyukim in his narishkeit.“
Yet you say
“ He can declare himself king and he will have millions of supporters agreeing.”
So I guess his supporters care
“Biden is doing a great job and exactly what he was elected to do. Most of America loves him and supports him.“
There was a poll that asked if you think Biden did a good job in Afghanistan and 69% said no
And foreign policy is his “strong point”
I think לע״ד that if you both want to grow together in רוחניות then that’s your bashert
“Me – You can’t Resign from a position that you weren’t elected to!“
So Jen Psaki can’t resign because she wasn’t elected to being press secretary?
And if you really believe it to be true, then Trump disagrees with you (or is saying Biden was elected to the position)
I wonder, if Trump won, Bibi would still be prime minister
And I wouldn’t be worried about either
“Phil, I don’t agree. When other peoole are involved, veavto lereacha comes into play and maybe your personal rights have to be put aside.“
the anti-vaxxers hold the vaccine kills people and doesn’t save lives so they say you’re not doing ואהבת לרעך כמוך and they are
You’re missing my point (in your second part) or maybe because I missed your original point)
The hygiene thing was about masks or about shots?
I don’t think people should be forced to be mensches
And yet again the vulnerable people should protect themselves they should wear double masks
Another idea, if you are going to mask mandate then make the masks free (subsidized) because according to you it’s government’s job to protect people so the government should provide it
“It seems that problems with vaccines are typically found quickly. That is, there might be short-term side effect after vaccine uptake, but not long-term. It seems to make sense in terms of how immunity reacts to a threat. If there are long-term vaccine cases, please point me to them.“
And the reason that’s so is because fda approval wasn’t rushed
“In Medicine – the Rule is to Do that which is Beneficial and to Not take too many Risks!
Vaccines are beneficial to almost e/o.“
Baalhabooze isn’t arguing with that what he’s saying is most vaccines take years to perfect (or close to) with FDA approval so how can you tell everyone to trust something that was rushed?
There used to be a sign at my work
“I do three types of work, good, fast, and cheap choose any two
If you want good and fast it won’t be cheap
If you want good and cheap it won’t be fast
If you want fast and cheap it won’t be good”
Baalhabooze thinks that the vaccine was fast and cheap (in relation to other things of this magnanimity)
We learned over centuries a lot of good practices that we apply without doing a heshbon each time whether it is necessary: don’t sneeze on people,
That’s not “life changing”
wash your hands before eating (what is percentage of food with E-coli?!),
you’re not forced to, it’s your choice
stopping on a red light (what is percentage that someone will walk at you or police hiding nearby), it’s for cars too, not just people and they go a lot faster
saying hello (what is percentage that are depressed and really need a hello),
again, not mandated
wearing tzitzis (what is a chance you are going to “follow your eyes” while on a shopping trip), that’s again to protect yourself
wearing shoes (what is a chance there is glass on the floor) again that’s to protect yourself and btw shoes בעצם are more comfortable not just for protection
I’m not saying don’t get the vaccine, I’m saying once you got the vaccine you shouldn’t be forced to “protect someone who doesn’t want it
The elderly neighbor would be protected if they got the vaccine
And if they won’t what was the point of it?
People tend to think that the government is good (who can you trust if you can’t trust the government) and politicians on both sides of the aisle say their people should take the vaccine
This is why you could be considered an anti vaxxer because you are bucking the trend and saying we can’t trust the government
I’m sorry for your loss baalhabooze
You must really feel bad that you couldn’t save her
We shouldn’t hear of any more צרעת
The op is obviously a teenager who’s brain isn’t fully developed, cut the guy some slack
Anyways your comment applies to everyone here (myself included) does it really matter whatever we argue or post about?
“What is the halakha about this?
That’s a question for Rabbi Hoffman
“And, as I mentioned, they are a threat to immunocompromised vaxed people, if they come in direct contact with them.”
So they should wear a mask! ( both unvaxxed and immunocompromised)
Always ask questions,
“A fair question. Depends on the recipient. The good news for un-vaxed would be that if indeed vaxed people do not transmit much under reasonable conditions, then un-vaxed need to worry “only” about one contact.“
I’m not worried about the unvaxxed they should worry about themselves (if they don’t why should I) which is why Reb eliezer agreed with me (and I said we should make a kiddush) if the unvaxxed want to be safe, take the shot!
I’m not worried about a cold and I don’t worry about people that don’t worry about themselves
I hope I’m clear
December 2020 to May 2021? When we were getting over the pandemic?
That’s a great test sample