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  • in reply to: tinok shenishba #829634

    mik5
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    mdd: ok, but obviously no one is perfect and every Jew – even FFBs – are at a different level. Especially with BTs. Don’t judge.

    in reply to: davening/ learning in English #833315

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    Hashem understands the languages of the 70 nations and Hebrew. What about non-languages like Yiddish or African dialects?

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829414

    mik5
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    what about throwing them in the garbage? not good enough, right?

    in reply to: Od AYC Chai – Apology and Explanation #839861

    mik5
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    I’m not in on CR politics. Can someone please explain what happened and what the situation was, or can I read up on it in one of the threads?

    in reply to: Moshiach #830292

    mik5
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    so we’re going to be doing work once Moshiach comes. We’re about to be redeemed from a 2000 golus, and I have nothing better to do than to stare at the computer!

    in reply to: davening/ learning in English #833310

    mik5
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    the angels carry our prayers to Hashem… sam2: maybe you read the translation beforehand, so you have a basic understanding of the tefillos.

    in reply to: Best city in the world! #829206

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    “If I forget thee O Jerusalem…”

    in reply to: tinok shenishba #829628

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    wiy – an irreligious family

    zoshatorah – Chazal said that if you learn about about a certain mitzvah but are unable to do it, Hashem counts it as though you did do it. For from Yidden, this means stuff about the Beis HaMakidosh; but for frei Yidden, I assume it can mean stuff that THEY are unable to do at their particular level.

    Even if you don’t keep a certain mitzvah, learning about it is in and of itself a mitzvah. In fact, study is greater than deed, because study leads to action. Action does not lead to study. Or so said the holy Rambam.

    in reply to: Moshiach #830283

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    Elijah the Prophet will come three days before. but what it does mean “come”? Will he just show up in the air?

    in reply to: Most Common Surname Among Torah Observant Jews #828992

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    Miller

    in reply to: davening/ learning in English #833304

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    nechomah – i disagree. i hold that it is certainly permissible to pray in English, but even if it weren’t, Artscoll would still be justified in translating the siddurim so that people could UNDERSTAND what they’re saying (but say it in Hebrew).

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829396

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    are you sure – it’s assur to cut nails (both finger & toe) on Thursday? google it.

    I think it’s Wednesday b/c then they grew back by Shabbos.

    in reply to: Any good segulah for helping the childless? #829298

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    lighting shabbos candles

    in reply to: Attention: BTGUY #828299

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    yidden, that is

    in reply to: Attention: BTGUY #828298

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    Yes, the way the Rambam uses the term (since basically everyone was frum back then) is any Jew who commits a sin and then repents. Nowadays, it refers to frei hidden who come back to the fold.

    in reply to: Moshiach #830280

    mik5
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    I still don’t get it.

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829377

    mik5
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    Chas v’sholom that I should judge someone. I’m just an aspiring BT. (Besides, how would I know how you cut your nails?) However, I read that cutting them in order from left to right can cause you to forget your learning c”v.

    mommamaia22: You shouldn’t cut your nails on Shabbos. You also shouldn’t cut them on a day when by Shabbos they will grow up – i.e., Wednesday. I think we do toenails on Thursdays and fingernails on Fridays, but I could be wrong.

    in reply to: Attention: BTGUY #828296

    mik5
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    a baal teshuva – a frei Yid/ tinok shenisba who decides to become frum

    in reply to: Is it wrong for bochurim not to learn all the time? #1122575

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    in order to fulfill the mitzvah of learning day and night, all you have to do is learn 2 halachos in the morning & 2 halachos in the evening, and say Krias Shema twice a day (morning & evening). This applies to people who work and, alas, can’t spend much time learning our holy Torah.

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829374

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    I see. But many people are stringent about this now, I think.

    in reply to: davening/ learning in English #833298

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    I always thought that Lashon Hakodesh was Hebrew (technically, biblical Hebrew – not modern).

    in reply to: Helping smokers quit. #861661

    mik5
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    HaRav Avigdor Miller said that there is a very simple solution to the addiction of something. Let’s say that you usually smoke 10 cigs a day. Take a vow that if you smoke more than 9 today, you will donate $50 to a Jewish institution (yeshiva, kollel, etc.) that you don’t like (e.g., Lubavitcher, or whatever sect of Judaism that you are not affiliated with). Decrease the number of cigs you smoke every day, and before long you won’t be smoking!

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829372

    mik5
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    Are you saying that kabbalah is a lie c”v?

    in reply to: Guys and Tznius #896998

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    i’m sorry, that’s why i asked (you have a feminine name but are inquiring into male issues!)

    in reply to: Guys and Tznius #896994

    mik5
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    cinderella (are you a guy?) – go to the site halacha for today, check archives, then scroll down to hilchos tzniyus – i’m sorry, but the mods won’t allow me to post a link.

    in reply to: UC Davis students get pepper sprayed #828256

    mik5
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    agreed.

    in reply to: Guys and Tznius #896993

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    in reply to: Guys and Tznius #896980

    mik5
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    Go on halachafortoday (it’s a web site – mods please allow it) and there is a whole list of hilchos tznius for males.

    in reply to: war of Gog & Magog #1088547

    mik5
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    wiy – oy vey. i might rav

    in reply to: I havent eaten OU-D in years and I have a Teiva for it. #828146

    mik5
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    if you aren’t aware that it’s a vow (e.g., if you don’t know the concept of vows at all), or you keep in mind that it shouldn’t be a vow, is it still a vow?

    in reply to: shabbos starts so early! #827944

    mik5
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    but how do you have time to prepare everything, assuming that you go to work on erev Shabbos?

    in reply to: Supporting Torah #828258

    mik5
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    according to the rambam, it’s better to support poor people in Eretz HaKodesh than in golus. Their Torah learning (in E”Y) is more holy and precious to Hashem.

    in reply to: Disappointment #828266

    mik5
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    can you be more specific?

    I don’t know the specifics of your situation, but daven!

    in reply to: shiurim while working out? #827954

    mik5
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    it’s better than bitul torah, and it’s not like davening where you need to have maximum kavava. also, working out improves your memory, so you’ll remember the Torah better!

    in reply to: Non-Slip Taleisim #880246

    mik5
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    thanks, a lubavitcher said i should tuck the straps underneath my belt so that the head tefillin stays up.

    in reply to: Are we witnessing this now? #827760

    mik5
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    may these prophecies be realized speedily in our days!

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829358

    mik5
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    so as long as I don’t cut them in order (from left to right, or vice versa), then I can use any order I want – or is it necessary to stick to this particular order?

    and are you sure – 2,3 is one next to the other…

    in reply to: cutting fingernails #829357

    mik5
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    so as long as I don’t cut them in order (from left to right, or vice versa), then I can use any order I want – or is it necessary to stick to this particular order?

    in reply to: Why is Talmud Torah so important? #827764

    mik5
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    how can you do mitzvos if you don’t learn about them? study is greater than action, because study leads to action. (action does not lead to study)

    in reply to: Non-Slip Taleisim #880244

    mik5
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    I have a problem with my tefillin shel rosh constantly falling lower than it should be.

    in reply to: i have a legal question… #828796

    mik5
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    what felony did you commit c”V?

    in reply to: questions about davening #827790

    mik5
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    “You probably shouldn’t be saying Ashrei at a time when you need to answer Amen.”

    It’s not my fault that the chazzan begins kaddish while I’m still on Ashrei. It’s a pretty long psalm, you know?

    in reply to: questions about davening #827786

    mik5
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    The thing about Moshiach was a joke. Most Lubavitchers are Ashkenazim.

    in reply to: Does Neturei Karta have a point? #843543

    mik5
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    you’re absolutely wrong. Where would you have gone in 1939 besides “Palestine”?

    in reply to: questions about davening #827782

    mik5
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    It is brought down that a person who recites ashrei 3x daily with kavana is guaranteed a share in olam haba. Interrupting to answer amen is not indicative of kavana.

    I learned that it is ossur to recite tehillim or other prayers when the chazzan is saying kaddish.

    I am Ashkenazi.

    Thanks, btguy. Gut shabbos.

    in reply to: Who is a true hero? #826864

    mik5
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    @cb1 A true hero is modest 🙂

    in reply to: So many Tragedies!!! #826715

    mik5
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    Moshiach is right around the corner. The holy Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, King Moshiach Shlita, has stated that this will be the last generation of golus and the first generation of geulah.

    in reply to: Never Stop #826536

    mik5
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    Thanks for the inspiration.

    in reply to: Iran…Mossad involvment? #826613

    mik5
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    It is a tremendous mitzvah to desecrate Shabbos for the sake of pikuach nefesh.

    in reply to: This Date in History #924744

    mik5
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    You can go on Matzav.com to see stuff that happened in the history of KLAL YISRAEL. Today (the 18th of Chesvan – which is really yesterday by the time I am posting this – is the yartzeit of the holy Rav Meir Kahane, HY”D.

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