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If that is the case, why do I see frum men who wear short sleeves, shorts and other clothing? All sinners?
Benephraim: I certainly recall singing Lcho Dodi to KeliTzion but haven’t heard it in many many years.
As for the suggestion that you wear the same clothes as you did before the 9 days, sad to say I have seen people not in the 9 days where the same clothes day after day–unless they happen to have duplicates or more of the same thing
It seems it just out of simplicity and modesty. Plain and showing a lack of attention to physical matters. However, I am sure you have noticed over the years that yeshivish clothing now includes first gray suits and now blue, and surprisingly, some of those shades of blue are far from navy blue. I would say blue is the more popular alternative to black than gray, just from my observation
My favorite is homemade onion dip, which is really simple to make. But if you insist on buying, I love babaganoush and matboucha
Right, herring is not cooked. It is marinated. But also, it is edible straight from the ocean, though very salty. My mother AH used to buy it fresh and then just let it soak overnight to make less salty, then filet it and that is how we ate it
I’m olf fashioned and still prefer the pickled herring with the skin and bones intact. Otherwise, its Matjes. Really do not care for some of the weird varieties out there
shtark–you aren’t serious of course. There is no such word as colongbrate, which nullifies the rest of what you said
Torahvah, I said per se because they do play ball or something at recess or other times
The overnight kugel has a special, delicious taste but if it’s not for you, then don’t do it. You can make a regular kugel and keep it warm by leaving it on the blech away from the heat. It still won’t taste like fresh out of the over but different from overnight
The skin of the esrog is so thick I do not think this should be a concern.
The Republican party for the most part is spineless and spends its time in power trying to please the press or Dems or whatever except for constituents. Lots of people like Trump for the very reason that he doesn’t behave like a typical GOPer.December 7, 2020 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm in reply to: Was Every Married Guy Perfect when they Went Out on Dates? #1926702
I didn’t get married until my 30s and like you, I questioned what was wrong with me? The answer is you just haven’t found the right one yet. Some people are blessed finding their bashert first time out, others wait years. I am sure you have heard many inspirational stories of people who found their bashert years later. But you alone know if you reject people the way you get rejected. That’s the way life is. So be patient, stay positive and daven.November 21, 2020 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm in reply to: Massive Pennsylvania Supreme Court Defeat for Trump’s Incompetent Legal Team #1921817
How can anyone comment without seeing any evidence? Judges are also corrupt, and they literally take the law into their own hands. In Pa, especially, judges overruled laws that only the legislature is able to do. Clearly Trump has little support even among his own party but the bigger issue that concerns all of us is that if there is evidence based on 1,000 signed affidavits and our elections are not fair or honest, we are no better than places like Venezuela. Paper in-person ballots counted by honest people is the only way to go.
The press conference clearly said it was just an overview and they would not be trying the case in the media. Not sure why Tucker feels entitled to evidence at this point. But I think when you make a claim that three times the number of people voted than people in the county, or the history and connections of Dominion is nothing to be concerned about, well you have to wait and see until the case is FILED! Sounds like Tucker is getting orders from Fox or else.
It is ludicrous to believe any poll that makes a judgment based on no evidence. Given the number of anecdotes, signed affidavits, etc., it certainly puts the election in the category of questionable. Those who believe it was fair when there are so many reported irregularities are engaged in wishful thinking. If the election eventually flips to Trump, what will the Dems say then?
Roberts is not a reliable conservative vote
You like everyone else in America has the choice not to tune in. Debates should go on for those who are interested. I watched the debate and I am not sure what you were watching, but Trump made strong points, and while Trump interrupted, Biden telling the president to shut up or calling him a clown and saying he is a liar when almost everything Biden said was a lie does tell Americans the choices they have. For those of us who have worked in the corporate world, the best boss in terms of accomplishing what he or she has been hired for does not always correlate with being a nice person. You really cannot deny what Trump has accomplished unless you are so full of hate for him that are you blind to what he has done for this country.
Syag. I have two thoughts on this: I hear people articulate that the pandemic was over since the curve flattened and we didn’t hear of new deaths or serious hospitalizations. I was shocked at the cavalier attitude especially since there were no directives that allowed once again for big crowds in shul, indoor weddings and kiddushes which overtime gravitated from none to backyards to inhouses with no real reason to do so. No declarations that it’s safe to do so. People just were moreh heter and others went along with it. My second thought is that people believe if I am bashert to get it, so I get it. Shocked again to see particularly the elderly, considered the most vulnerable, going out without any protections. going to shul with masks not worn properly. Have they forgotten “Ushmartem es nafshowsaichem”? Same rationale I suppose why people continue to smoke
Regardless of the various opinions, the facts are there is an increase in infections in our communities and that there has been great laxity in any precautions. You can dispute whether masks and distancing and sanitizers are effective but you cannot dispute the anecdotal evidence that people are disregarding these measures and there is a sharp uptick in infections. As one suggested to ask my rav, I am certain whatever the rav’s explanation it still would be prudent to take precautions. Some rabbanim are taking seriously, others aren’t. Come to think of it, what valid rationale was there to ease restrictions? Because people got tired of them? As for De Blasio and political suicide…he can’t run again anyway.
It is astonishing how so many frum people in the high-risk category just by age let alone health conditions take no precautions for themselves. If I want to dan l’chaf zchus I would say maybe they are not aware of it, but if that is so then OTHERS needs to wisen up and carry extra masks to give to them.
I don’t know the current size of the frum community but there seems to be a lot of moving to Lakewood or Monsey. There may be districts that are overwhelmingly frum but that representative is just one voice among an overwhelming liberal, non-Jewish majority, so in the long run it’s one or two voices trying to sway overwhelming odds.So the poster expended a lot of energy but really there a lot of Jews in NY but the non-frum tend to go with the liberal flow, and I doubt any single voice in any frum district would be able to accomplish anything for every frum community in the city.
OtherTza: Just FYI, the flu vaccine does not protect against every strain of the flu. Let’s daven that this covid vaccine is effective but who knows? There many several strains of that as well.
As far as free-thinking dancing, I cannot understand why people are so cavalier about it, not so much for those who choose to dance unprotected but the chance of giving it someone vulnerable, an elderly relative, ,or a neighbor, or a parent.
Common saychel: The problem with your approach is that what may be best for you is not necessarily best for people you come in contact with. I heard recently that someone attended a wedding where several people were tested positive. One of those attendees didn’t tell anyone and as a result, apparently gave the virus to an elderly relative. So it’s not just about you
Yes, please tell us the Trump gaffes that have not been reported? All media are biased one way or another. Good luck finding the gaffes, at least nothing that comes close to Biden. But he gets a pass because he is a Dem
Rabbi Aharon Kahn’s shul on Ave J and E 18th doesn’t have an outisde minyan but those who want to daven outside can ask the back door in the driveway be open by knocking on it and people could sit under the tent in the driveway.
Do Mechitzas mean you can’t eat with your opposite sex family members???
It is sad that yeshivos don’t all pay well or on time, but just to be fair, teachers don’t work a full day and if you extrapolate their salary to a full-time position as the rest of world does, it may not be so meager. In addition, how many parents are paying FULL tuition?
Also to be fair, who thinks that the issue is because people are spending money on clothes, bungalows and other expensive items, or is it a married couple with both parents working and a large family? It would be helpful if people trained for jobs that make a decent salary. How many people go into chinuch for lack of anything else to do? Or because it is expected of them?
Trump won the nomination in 2016 in a field of 17, many who were far more conservative, especially Ted Cruz. You are assuming, for whatever reason, that there is a large population that wants someone more conservative, but it was not borne out by the last election. It is not clear why there are Republicans who opposed Trump so much when he has carried out agenda items that should please Republicans, but be it as it may they hate him. Sadly there is little appreciation for the good things Trump has done but instead focus on ridiculous things like his tweeting. But he clearly loves America and is up against the Left, which clearly doesn’t and want to turn into a socialist country. Most of all, as long as president is an incumbent, it impossible for anyone in his party to successfully challenge him for the nomination
I’m glad you all are enjoying the pools but I can’t help thinking of all the tragedies I have heard of the years involving backyard pools, even when seemingly good precautions were taking. PLEASE, in your posts remind people of what they need to keep kids unattended out!
As a cousin told me when I was having uneasy, doubtful feelings, “Sometimes you have to have a leap of faith.” Getting engaged is not a binding agreement. Keep your eyes open during this period and be sensitive to issues that are important to you and how this person feels or reacts to them. Some people are just “happy” to be engaged and everything that follows and then avoid talking important issues or rationalizing them away. Hatzlacha rabbah!
I would not trust anything attributed to scientific community because they really don’t know and keep changing what they believe. Sadly there are a number of people who appear to believe they can go around without a mask or any other precaution.
It is worth noting that just four months before the election, De Blasio polled at around 5%. New Yorkers are so far left that apparently they took a liking to him once he showed how far left he is. He has been a terrible mayor and sadly there does not appear anyone on the horizon who will prove to be much of an improvement once he is out of office by the end of his second, disastrous term.
I think Mark Levin comes pretty close to Bob Grant. He fiercely and courageously tells it like it is.
and for the record, I live in Midwood and I NEVER saw Deutsch during this campaign. I saw signs with his picture, but never in person.
It was completely misleading when I was told that this was a tight race. The demographics indeed make a difference. Do frum candidates try to engage the non-Jewish members or do they just hope and pray they can get enough frum and otherwise Jewish people to vote for them?
Given the high percentage of non-whites in police forces around the country, I would suggest that 2004 is somewhat outdated. Also, one needs to understand the definition of “systemic racism.” The true meaning from what I have read is that it is official policy of an agency to act in a racist manner. Can anyone show any government agency on any level that has such policies that burn racism into their policies? It seems the expression has been hijacked to mean any individual acting in a racist manner suggests that somehow the entire agency is racist. But of course that fits the narrative a lot better that the U.S. is racist.
I don’t know what physical training NYC police get but many don’t look in particularly great shape and probably would be good for them to be physically stronger so they can better deal with a resisting person and would not then resort to using weapons. Maybe their training should be more like boot camp for the military
I see little value of voting in a frum person as Democrat member of Congress. However idealistic he may be, he will soon learn that he will have to agree with the Dem platform if he wants good committee assignments and help in re-election. Frankly, given today’s Dem party, I would be hardpressed to vote for any Democrat for any position. The party is moving ever farther to the left. I don’t understand why so many Jews still belong to that party
I can empathize with you. My wife and I were both in our 30s when we got married and our daughter is now older than you and still looking (Boys have it a lot easier). There is really nothing anyone can say that will erase your despair, but do know that with a blink of an eye it could all change. It happened to us and to so many others. A friend of our just got engaged at 38, another friend of my wife’s got married at close to 45 and had a baby. It can happen. Just don’t focus on those to whom, for whatever reason, it did not. Continue your hishtadlus and believe that each person you go out with brings you one step closer. Hatzlacha rabbah.
While I sympathsize with you, I also realize that Jews are humans and not always in control of their emotions, just like everyone else. Maybe a moment of recognition of the chillul Hashem will put a stop to the behavior, but people get caught up in the moment.
Shocking how many frum (or I assume frum people here) support Biden and allow sheker to come out of their mouths regarding Trump. Maybe he is a goy, but once you allow sinas chinam to enter your bloodstream it doesn’t take much to use it on fellow Jews. Biden is one of the most corrupt politicians in our day. He used his position not only to benefit his son but also a daughter and a brother. For whatever his weaknesses, Hashem determined that Trump be president, and it is troubling that so many frum people don’t see the hand of Hashem in all this, that despite all efforts to throw him out, Trump still stands.
Would the epidemiologist please explain the danger if everyone attending employs safeguards of masks, gloves and distancing?
Why not just read the transcripts instead speculating on this? As for Bridgegate, it was a unanimous Supreme Court decision, which means even the far-left liberals could not justify upholding these convictions. So unless commenters know the law better than the Supremes, I think they should abide by the decisionApril 28, 2020 10:58 am at 10:58 am in reply to: Time to cautiously reopen schools, Shuls, & most Businesses. #1854295
Quayboar: What relevance do the Vietnam deaths have to do with this? Why not compare with other health-related deaths. The actual mortality rate shows that most are in the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions, so to assume that opening up will cause a spike in deaths is really not borne out by any statistics if special care is taken to protect the most vulnerable in the population.
It causes me great agmas nefesh to see people going to some secret minyan,, not only because they appear to be defying what rabbanim has declared but also because I am not part of a minyan.
I wasn’t generalizing based only on simchaspot, but also heard of other elaborate and sometimes expensive events. People can do what they want; what bothers me is why this is what they want. Yidden traditional have had a measure of tznius and making a public spectacle, while not a real issue of tznius, does raise the issue of why people feel this is necessary. I agree the wedding spectacles are a similar issue for me. I think most of us have been to enough weddings that some folks feel the need to impress buy doing something unusual. To me it’s a sad waste of money.
Innocent until proven guilty–OK, so then what REALLY happened that makes these charges false? It was reported that the feds were following this for some time before they made the arrests. Also, I don’t necessarily trust a good friend’s testimony.
Yes, my relative is in New YOrk and his Obamacare plan went up $5,000 in premium, another friend of mine saw his premium rise $2,000 for the year. 16.6% is big increase.
I suggest you save your hate for the enemies of Israel.
CTLawyer: A relative of mine is paying $20,000 on Obamacare, an increase of $5,000 from last year. Your experience sounds like the exception but also coming from an Obama lover, a little suspect