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November 16, 2011 1:29 am at 1:29 am in reply to: Dear Mods, How Many Approved Pots do I Currently Have? #828093
Ok, what about me? And kapusta, your answer was hilarious!!!!!!!! I think it would be assur for me to read on Tisha B’Av 🙂
So what about gum or candy? Is the issur only while walking? What if I sit down on a park bench (outside) to eat something, and then stand up? What is meant by “the street”?
Jackie Mason is very pro-Israel. Look him up on Wikipedia. He’s a Kahanist.
I didn’t fast b/c of a medical condition, so I had to eat small amounts of yogurt & water every ten minutes (which is not considered eating).
Does the mitzvah include drinking, or only eating?
Amen! And may we merit the coming of Moshiach speedily in our days!
It’s not funny. It’s very sad.
Did the mitzvah to eat start at sundown yesterday or at dawn today (the 9th of Tishrei)?
I get the feeling that we’re going to learn of a great kiddush Hash-m tonight or tomorrow, with the resounding victory of BT and the resounding defeat of Weprin and his toeiva/ class warfare schmutz.
WE WANT, WE NEED, MOSHIACH NOW!
I believe with perfect faith in the coming of Moshiach ben Dovid, and even though He may tarry, I still believe and I still await his coming each and every day.
Something tells me that with the declaration of Palestinian statehood set for Sept. 20 and Iran, Egypt, Syria, etc. all hating Israel … something tells me that we will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah in Yerushalayim. The Talmud states that the Redemption will take place in Tishrei. Tishrei is coming, Yidden, Tishrei is coming!
Hashem has decreed an all-out war against Israel a LONG time ago. It’s called the War of Gog and Magog, the war preceding the Final Geula. Let us daven with perfect kavanah that it will be speedily in our days, sooner than any of us can imagine. Amen!
BTW, I do not agree that one should not go to college at all.
Islam should definitely be criticized and looked down upon, because it was invented by a genocidal pedophile who decapitated hundreds of innocent Yidden.
As for Christianity, I respect pious Christians – but you cannot erase 1800 years of humiliation, lies, and genocide perpetrated against klal Yisrael in the name of JC.
Thanks again, everybody!
Thanks for all your thoughtful responses. No, the professor is a goy (apparently, Japanese).
It’s at Brooklyn College, which has many Jewish students B”H, and the course is required – but it’s not English. I am interested in philosophy, history, English, etc., not math or science, but unfortuantely, this kind of situation happens from time to time.
charliehall – So, when the Torah says that Hashem created the heavens and the earth in six days, it’s lying, right?
In response to those who said that I should ignore the professor’s remarks, it’s easy for you to say, but it’s actually quite difficult to do. (I had only one class with the professor so far, and we haven’t gotten to the toeiva thing yet, but when we do, it’s gonna be scary.)
Also, whenever a professor (who is supposed to be a person of authority) mocks something in our Torah, I feel my faith being undermined. Listening to this kind of schmutz has an adverse effect on a Yid’s neshama, you know?
As for whether the professor is mocking Yiddishkeit in particular or religion in general, Yiddishkeit is the TRUE religion, and Islam/ Christianity both deserve to be mocked (especially the former, but the latter as well for what it’s done to klal Yisrael).
Rose- Please share your stories, if you don’t mind. I would love to hear about specific situations of this nature.
As for putting my head down, it’s very disrepectful.
Any more advice/ comments?August 28, 2011 1:25 am at 1:25 am in reply to: Earthquake + Hurricane during One Week in New York #802744
Just read that there was another earthquake in Albany this Shabbos. Thanks for passing toeiva marriage, Governor Cuomo!
Oy gevalt. A reminder that we are in galus.
Here’s the passage from aish.com:
“[On the 18th of Av in] 1929, Arab mobs attacked Jewish communities throughout Israel. False rumors — fueled by inflammatory sermons in the mosques — declared that the Jews were preparing to take control of the holy places, and that Jews were carrying out “wholesale killings of Arabs.” Muslims mobs went on the attack, killing 17 Jews in Jerusalem and 18 in Tzfat. The worst atrocities occurred in Hebron, where only one British policeman guarded the entire city and was powerless to stop the rampage. In Hebron, 67 Jews including 12 Americans were murdered. The survivors were relocated to Jerusalem, leaving Hebron barren of Jews for the first time in centuries.”
We know that Hashem DOES speak to us through history. Tisha b’av is one example of this. The killing of OBL and the suicide of Adolf Hitler (may their names and memories be ground into the dust) is another – i.e., both events were announced on the same day. And if memory serves me right, tomorrow is the anniversary of the Crown Heights pogroms.
Let’s daven that our Father in Heaven will protect klal Yisroel from any more tzoros.July 21, 2011 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm in reply to: Today's YW Coffee Room feature: A page full of closed threads #800666
Yep, Moderator-80 is extremely strict today. Cheer up, man!
I am so sorry. And this is during the Three Weeks, a time of tremendous calamity for Klal Yisrael.
Blessed be the True Judge, and may your friend know no more sorrow.
I have no idea. My guess is 40.
I’m confused – What yom tov are you cooking for?
The 7 Commandments of Noah are for the seventy nations. However, right now there is no beis din and we are in galus, where the law of the land is the law.
So, if NY had a death penalty and Levi Aron’s crime met the criteria (it does, unless he’s insane), then I would have no problem with his being executed.
He who is merciful unto the cruel will one day be cruel unto the merciful.
This, of course, is a hypothetical question – because NY, being the bastion of liberalism that it is, does not have a death penalty.
EXCELLENT, excellent question.
Ultimately, in the time of Moschiach (may he come speedily in our days), every single Jew will have a share in the World to Come.
As we learn in the Ethics of our Fathers,
All Israel has a share in the World to Come, as is stated: “And your people are all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever. They are the shoot of My planting, the work of My hands, in which I take pride.”
Also, you probably know about the suicide of Saul – which was justified, so it depends on the circumstances.
Interesting stories – but I wish you would stop separating between Yid and goy.
Would you do these kindnesses for a goy you didn’t know? Would you YOURSELF do them for anyone?
Packman – Yes, there are countless ways to get out of jury duty, but we are not talking about that. This is a serious discussion of a specific circumstance, whether a Yid is halachically permitted to sit in judgment when two Yidden are fighting one another in secular court.
The point is not to get out of jury duty b/c one wants to get out of jury duty; this was a halachic question about doing the right thing.
Of course, a frum Yid is not supposed to report another Yid to a goyishe authority (with exceptions).
HASHEM just means “THE NAME.”
In fact, there is no obligation to write “G-d” instead of “God,” and it IS permissible to erase His name if written in a language other than the Holy Tongu/ Hebrew.
bygirl93 – The first one links to the conversion chart – and it DOES work. It shows that you can get up to NINE questions wrong and still score a 99.
The second link does work, but the answers are not yet ready. You will have to keep checking until Shabbos (as I will), and then again next week if you want to check your answers.
On a side note, I think the test was extremely easy b/c (Baruch Hashem) I took AP in school. I didn’t like the geography questions, but I put Appalachian Mountains as a result of Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase, and Great Lakes for the iron ore question.
RIVKY101 – What’s so hard about it? 1920s- prosperity, business, Coolidge; 1930s- Depression
Outside info would have been HC Hoover, since there was no mention of him in the Docs.
I wrote about bootlelegging and organized crime as a result of Prohibition, but forget to mention the word speakeasies.
As for consequences of 26th Amendment, what could you have said? The election of BH Obama?
The conversion chart for US History is up – http://www.nysedregents.org/concht/611/us-cc611.pdf – and it’s AWESOME!!!!
Answers can be found here – http://www.nysedregents.org/USHistoryGov/home.html