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Real obesity, like any serious health issue, should be mentioned by the Shadchan prior to the date. Otherwise, the shadchan is waisting everyones time.
The people going are following their Daas Torah and we have no right to object.
Happy Z’man Matan Luchoiseinu!
You know when there will be real achdus Yisroel? When every single frum Jew respects and embraces the differences among us and realizes that we are all eventually arriving at the same destination, even when we travel by different roads.
That will never happen because the way we differentiate ourselves (among the frum) is by what we do that is better than other groups.May 17, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm in reply to: Breach in Tznius: Recent affliction attacking Klal Yisroel #1025028
It has been repeated many times that tznius is one of the most important mitzvos for a woman. What I am trying to understand is why didn’t the Torah devote at least one line to this? There are so many psukim on karbanos and family lineage but not one sentence on this? We have to look to Tehilim which says to walk modestly in front of Hashem as our best source for this requirement.
“The sad fact is, it really does cost more to educate a child than the school charges.”
You may be correct – but who would know? They don’t publish financials. Comparisons to public schools is not accurate due to the large amount of wasted funds there and other activities not available in Yeshivas.
Why haven’t we seen a similar outburst of support for Jonathan Pollard?
mt mehdi- the torah never talks about gehenom. I once heard its because Hashem wants u to prove that the torah is true and you cant prove life after death is true. Thats also why the new testament talks alot about it. you cant prove against it.
Interesting. I always wondered why the Torah doesn’t mention that Rosh Hashana is a Yom Hadin.
“its actually the earth that revolvs around the sun as it spins on the axes of the universe. “
Doesn’t the Gemara say the opposite?
Just point her to what the Chumash says about Gehenom.
Missing from this discussion is an eating disorder of eating too much. More people are affected by obesity than any other disease. Unfortunately, our Heimshe Oilum is not immune from this illness either.
I don’t see the relevence in asking for the girl’s dress size, though asking for her BMI is important, as it is one measure of health.
“With so many people out of work, and people needing to take from Tomche Shabbos to put food on the table, wouldn’t it be tremendous if every person took the thousands of dollars they spend on a hotel and gave it to tzedakos that need it desperately?”
I would love to give more Tzedaka money instead of going away for Pesach, but I already gave a fifth of my money to tzedaka and any more is an Aveira.
“Most “name brands” are made in the same sweatshops that the labels for Walmart and Target come from.”
Where do you think the non-brand name clothing is manufactured? Shouldn’t you buy clothing that is made in non-sweat shops?
Personally, I refuse to wear any clothing with a logo or designer name visible. However, I do pay much more money for my clothing than what the designer names are selling for. I am paying for quality.
Ben Levi, good point. I don’t know woman’s clothing, but for men’s clothing, shoes in particular, there is very large difference in quality among the various brands.
The better question is, would any of you attend a Pesach hotel if it were free? Be honest.
The better question is, why do you care?
” And it makes me wonder what kind of education these young Jews received that they consider the love between one Jew and another to be so remarkable.”
Perhaps it’s not their education that caused this reaction; rather, it’s their experience.
“IMO, singles have to look out for being pushed into rushing into an engagement after only a few short weeks of dating someone. They also have to forget everything they were brainwashed to believe in Seminary, lose the stars in their eyes about shidduchim and their future as Mrs. Kollel Wife, and cash a reality check, before making such an important decision. They need to focus on the middos that THEY observe in the boy or girl, how that person treats tradespeople, waiters, their parents and siblings. They need to determine if the person has outlandish opinions or demands that need to be met.
How do the parents treat each OTHER (especially the father treating his wife with respect). They need to know what a budget looks like, and discuss how they will live financially should Mommy and Totty NOT be able to help with support. What happens when they have kids (as they probably will, right away)? Too many couples do not discuss these things fully. They focus on the transient outer trappings of being engaged, the excitement, the vort, the wedding plans, but not on the things that matter because they are supposed to last a lifetime.”
Nothing to add.
How can there be a Machloikes on something that we should have a clear Mesoirah – father to son – until today?