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  • in reply to: YaHarog V'Al Yavor. #873312

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    Isn’t the Pinchas halacha/principle more inclusive than just with a non-Jewish woman?

    in reply to: Having Respect for Your Elders, Kohanim and Rabbonim #898088

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    Must you stand up for your older brother every time he enters the room or just every time he comes into the home?

    And, according to the shittos that say the oldest brother is entitled to kavod even if he has older sisters, do his older sisters have to give him kavod too?

    in reply to: Convert Becoming A Rabbi #1151517

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    So a woman or a Ger couldn’t become a chief of police?

    in reply to: Shnayim Mikra v'Echad Targum #879558

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    Since when can you recreate your own rules?

    in reply to: Which Would You choose? #872475

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    Great point, Health. The reason everyone’s choosing the siyum over the asifa, is because they’d rather not hear the mussar – and instead go to a celebration.

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958796

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    Does being a rebbetzin, by itself, make her a bigger authority in anything than anyone else?

    in reply to: Shidduchim #872583

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    Should people with tempers not get married?

    in reply to: Davening With A Minyan vs. Davening Without A Minyan #871559

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    popa: What’s your take? I saw an old post of yours saying that its okay to miss minyan. (Or at least not so bad. Talking about bochorim waking up late or vacationing.)

    in reply to: Davening With A Minyan vs. Davening Without A Minyan #871557

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    sam4: Which question are you answering?

    Sam2: 7 days a week, 3 times a day per MB?

    in reply to: Father Marrying Off Young Daughter #872075

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    I have two questions:

    1. Why can a father marry off his daughter like this, but a mother cannot?

    2. Why can a father marry off his daughter like this, but cannot marry off his son like this?

    in reply to: Father Marrying Off Young Daughter #872072

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    Yes, but there is a specific halacha allowing him to.

    in reply to: Father Marrying Off Young Daughter #872065

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    Sam: Minors (legally) get married all the time in NY and EY.

    in reply to: Father Marrying Off Young Daughter #872061

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    Sam: Why would what the goyim “label” it make a difference as to whether its rishus or not? What if the goyim start labeling kosher shechita as inhumane and outlaw it (like in Switzerland)?

    in reply to: Father Marrying Off Young Daughter #872058

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    Why would the Torah create a specific halacha to marry her off at that age if it is rishus to do so? That doesn’t sound correct.

    And how would it be more evil today than it was in some other generation?

    in reply to: Father Marrying Off Young Daughter #872054

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    In New York a 16 or 17 year old can get married with parental consent and a 14 or 15 year old can get married with parental and judicial consent. Under 14 there is no legal way to marry in NY.

    in reply to: Internet Asifa Tickets on Sale now #871660

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    The men can tell their wives and daughters.

    in reply to: Accepting Tzedaka – How Poor? #870717

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    Yungerman – Annual income isn’t relevant. It is money/assets he currently owns that count.

    in reply to: Why Are Divorces Usually Initiated by the Wife? #870702

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    I think one of the reasons the Torah doesn’t allow a wife to divorce her husband is because women would be too quick to pull the divorce trigger. (As we see the case is with the gentiles, where they can divorce him.)

    in reply to: Accepting Tzedaka – How Poor? #870713

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    The $37,000 isn’t income. Income can be greater, as long as cash-on-hand (and cash-like/liquid assets that he can turn into immediate cash) are less than $37K, he could collect tzedaka.

    in reply to: Accepting Tzedaka – How Poor? #870712

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    Using that formula, a family of 7 (5 children) that doesn’t have at least over $37,000 on hand (that’s without even offering a greater allowance than $5/meal for Shabbosim and Yomim Tovim – 7x5x3x354=37170) can collect tzedaka.

    Presumably they must take into account all their liquid savings (including retirement accounts, if any). I would assume if they own the home they live in that would not be taken into account for this purpose.

    in reply to: Tznius Starts at Age 3 or 7? #1024235

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    Sam2: The Mishna Brura says so, which many people hold by. (It says so elsewhere too, probably in Shulchan Aruch HaRav, which is why Lubavitchers also hold like this.)

    in reply to: Accepting Tzedaka – How Poor? #870711

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    Actually, 354 not 365. But, presumably, 384 on leap years.

    in reply to: Mixed Seating #877045

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    That’s odd, because my Rov said it is a good thing to take on some chumros. Especially in this inyan we are discussing.

    in reply to: Tznius Starts at Age 3 or 7? #1024230

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    MorahRach: For chinuch many start younger than 3, since by 3 she needs to be used to always being tznius (without exception).

    in reply to: black hats #870811

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    Who started the minhag of men wearing pants?

    in reply to: Accepting Tzedaka – How Poor? #870710

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    So figure that, nowadays, a meal probably cost $5 a person. Multiply that by the amount of family members multiplied by 365 x 3. (3 meals a day, right?) Maybe add an extra allowance for Shabbosim and Yomim Tovim, and you should have your figure to determine if you’re eligible to collect tzedaka.

    in reply to: Tznius Starts at Age 3 or 7? #1024225

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    MDG: The ages given in the OP are their mandatory latest ages. But you’re correct. Many parents start even earlier altz chinuch.

    in reply to: Tznius Starts at Age 3 or 7? #1024221

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    Does the Chareidish oilem go by the Mishna Brura (Chofetz Chaim)’s psak?

    in reply to: Stay at home moms #870895

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    Children need Mom’s to be at home.

    in reply to: How old are you? #870307

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    You need to be 16 to get a permit?

    in reply to: Why Are Divorces Usually Initiated by the Wife? #870691

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    I know of a woman with a beautiful marriage who had three close friends that were divorced. These friends kept telling her how wonderful it would be to get divorced and how horrible her marriage was. She pushed them off for a while, but they kept badgering her until they convinced her to get divorced.

    in reply to: Torah vs. IDF #870399

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    The Gedolim of the Yeshivaleit are dead-set against it. In the strongest terms possible. And the Yeshivaleit follow their Rabbonim. So the issue is non-negotiable.

    in reply to: Torah vs. IDF #870397

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    simcha613: Not everyone in Yeshiva is a talmid chochom who is unafraid of his sins. (And non-talmidei chachomim have every right to be in Yeshiva, inasmuch as talmidei chachomim do.) You are also disregarding that these are not milchemes shel mitzva.

    in reply to: Stay at home moms #870886

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    YosH: The Yeshivish, and especially the Chasidish, oilem have a greater stay-at-home Mom proportion of families than either the MO and the secular.

    in reply to: Stay at home moms #870883

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    My mother is a stay at home mom. And that’s how it is in our family too.

    in reply to: Why Are Divorces Usually Initiated by the Wife? #870688

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    Haleivi: You are absolutely correct. Meddling parents are the largest single cause of divorces. And they are so unnecessary and avoidable and sadly unfortunate.

    in reply to: shomer nigia #901618

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    I don’t understand. According to those that say (Sam?) that it is less of a problem for a guy to touch a gentile woman than a Jewish woman, is it also less of an issue for a Jewish woman to touch a gentile man than it is to do so to a Jewish man?

    Why?

    in reply to: Closing the Streets in Boro Park for Shabbos #871201

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    Is it true that Boro Park is the largest Jewish neighborhood outside Eretz Yisroel?

    in reply to: Medieval or Current #869971

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    Is the implication that women who give birth to children while in prison have their child seized by the State and forcibly put up for adoption?

    I don’t believe that to be the case.

    in reply to: Closing the Streets in Boro Park for Shabbos #871191

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    BaalHabooze: I forget which godol it was that cried during his first Shabbos in America due to the blatant chillul Shabbos he saw with Jews driving.

    in reply to: Closing the Streets in Boro Park for Shabbos #871189

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    MCP: I agree with you (regardless of your seriousness.)

    in reply to: Mixed Seating #877017

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    I have family that was at Rav Dovid and Rav Reuven’s chasunas. They had seperate seating.

    Men aren’t permitted to see women dance and women aren’t permitted to dance in the presence of men. This is something that is unfortunately neglected at many modern weddings (and other events.)

    in reply to: Why Are Divorces Usually Initiated by the Wife? #870683

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    Can you figure out which female posters treat their husbands right and which do NOT?

    in reply to: Azariah dei Rossi and Me'or Einayim #870389

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    Rav Chaim said the book (Haleivi is referring to) was apikorsus but the author wasn’t an apikorus.


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    What will happen after the world ends?

    in reply to: Closing the Streets in Boro Park for Shabbos #871185

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    How is it in Kiryas Yoel and New Square? Do any (non-emergency) cars ever drive on their streets on Shabbos?

    Anyone know?

    in reply to: Closing the Streets in Boro Park for Shabbos #871169

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    MorahRach – Please don’t leave. I enjoy and appreciate your posts.

    in reply to: business #869880

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    Established business. You can see its success.

    in reply to: Schissel challah? #1071891

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    When a Litvak asks Rav Elyashev shlit”a for a bracha or to daven for him, he too – like a Chosid – is asking for him to be an intermediate with Hashem.

    As far as segulos are concerned, aside from finding them throughout the Seforim, we find it in the Torah itself. Like arichas yomim for Shliach Hakan (and Kibud Av).

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