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Love comes after marriage. But that is besides the point. This secular idea from the goyim of “falling in love” as popularly used, is far far from something a Yid does.
The one I quoted was Hagoan HaRav Miller ztvk”l. But at the Torah Tapes library, you can get quotes from any number of Gedolim.
This is a verbatim quote from one of the Gedolei Yisroel. Audio available at a Torah Tapes library near you:
“No question, anybody who has a TV in his house should know beforehand that his life is wasted. He has no chelek L’Olam Haboa. No question at all about it.”December 25, 2010 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm in reply to: Should The Wife Have Total Control Of The Home Internet? #973268
I see that the current western attitude was already adopted by us.
RuffRuff, Is the western attitude to blame the men instead of women for wanton behavior?
I always give the drive a bottle of shnaps.
Rav Moshe Feinstein in a letter to the governor of New York wrote explaining that the strict requirements of Torah law limiting executions only applied historically in the limited case of a well ordered society. But there is a legitimate use of capital punishment to defend society – even where the Torah law is not fulfilled. A secular society has the right to protect itself.
Effectively, Reb Moshe is telling the governor that it is appropriate to use capital punishment in the United States even in cases that don’t meet the strict legal halachic requirements:
As a consequence of these two factors there were almost no Jewish murderers because of the awareness of the severity of the prohibition of murder and because they were educated by means of the Torah and the punishments of the Torah to understand the seriousness of the crime. They were not simply afraid of punishment in the sense of getting caught but were afraid of the crime itself.
MDG, out posts crossed. See the additional posts I made above yours.
This is takn from the DNC Platform 2008 and compared against the Commmunist Party USA (CPA):
CPA: Immediate Relief. A moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. Reset mortgages so payments are affordable. No bail outs for banks.
DNC: We will ensure that the foreclosure prevention program enacted by Congress is implemented quickly and effectively so that at-risk homeowners can get help and hopefully stay in their homes. We will work to reform bankruptcy laws to restore balance between lender and homeowner
CPA: Assist deficit-ridden state and local governments so they can preserve services and jobs.
DNC: This will include assistance to states and localities to prevent them from having to cut their vital services like education, health care, and infrastructure.
DNC: We will start a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that can leverage private investment in infrastructure improvements, and create nearly two million new good jobs.
CPA: Enact the Employee Free Choice Act to enable workers to form unions without intimidation and win higher wages and benefits, dignity and respect.
DNC: We will strengthen the ability of workers to organize unions and fight to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.
CPA: Enact HR 676 the US National Health Insurance Act to provide universal health insurance with singlepayer financing.
CPA: Fully fund public education from pre-school through higher education and technical training.
DNC: We will provide all our children a world-class education, from early childhood through college. We will develop innovative transitional job programs that place unemployed people into temporary jobs and train them for permanent ones.
CPA: No privatization of Social Security or Medicare. Expand and improve benefits.
DNC: We will fulfill our obligation to strengthen Social Security and to make sure that it provides guaranteed benefits Americans can count on, now and in future generations. We will not privatize it.
CPA: Restore Civil Rights Act enforcement, affirmative action in employment, education, and housing.
DNC: We will restore professionalism over partisanship at the Department of Justice, and staff the civil rights division with civil rights lawyers, not ideologues. We will restore vigorous federal enforcement of civil rights laws in order to provide every American an equal chance at employment, housing, health, contracts, and pay.
CPA: Preserve Roe v. Wade.
CPA: Expand voting rights. Enact publicly financed elections, same day registration, voting rights for ex-felons, verifiable voting equipment, and instant runoff voting.
DNC: We oppose laws that require identification in order to vote or register to vote, which create discriminatory barriers to the right to vote and disenfranchise many eligible voters; and we oppose tactics which purge eligible voters from voter rolls. We are committed to passing the Count Every Vote Act.
CPA: Restore Fairness Doctrine in media.
CPA: Withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq with no bases or U.S. corporations left behind.
DNC: To renew American leadership in the world, we must first bring the Iraq war to a responsible end.
CPA: Ratify Kyoto Treaty and other climate change agreements.
DNC: We need a global response to climate change that includes binding and enforceable commitments to reducing emissions, especially for those that pollute the most: the United States, China, India, the European Union, and Russia.
CPA: Enforce nuclear non-proliferation, work to abolish nuclear weapons.
DNC: America will be safer in a world that is reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and ultimately eliminates all of them. We will make the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons worldwide a central element of U.S. nuclear weapons policy.
What percent of the Communist Party platform here does the Democrat Party disagree with:
Platform of the Communist Party USA
Communist Party Immediate Program for the Crisis
It is shameful and unacceptable that any child should live in poverty, and that anyone should go hungry, homeless, without medicine, or without a living wage in our nation of such great wealth.
Meet the Needs of Working, Unemployed and Farm Families
– Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour.
-Unemployment insurance for all workers.
– Moratorium on farm foreclosures
– Labor law reform to remove barriers to workers who want to join a union.
– No privatization of Social Security. Increase benefits.
– Universal prescription drug coverage administered by Medicare. Universal health care system.
– Restore social safety net. Welfare reform that includes job training, supports and living wages.
– Full funding for equal, quality, bi-lingual public education. No vouchers.
Make Corporate Giants Pay
– Repeal tax cuts to the rich and corporations.
– Close corporate tax loopholes.
– Restitution to workers’ pensions.
– Strong regulation of financial industry.
– Regulation and public ownership of utilities
– Prosecute corporate polluters. Public works program to clean our air, water and land
– Aid to cities and states. Federally funded infrastructure repair and social service programs
Foreign Policy for Peace and Justice
– No to war with Iraq – End military interventions
– Repeal Fast Track and NAFTA, stop Free Trade Area of the Americas(FTAA). No secrecy.
– Save Salt II Agreements, reject Star Wars and Nuclear Posture Review
– Abolish nuclear weapons
– End military interventions.
– Cut military budget and fund human needs.
Defend Democracy and Civil Rights
– End racial profiling.
– Repeal the death penalty.
– Enforce civil rights laws and affirmative action.
– Repeal USA Patriot Act.
– Legalization and protection of immigrant>rights.
– Public financing of elections. Overall election law reform including Instant Runoff Voting.
– Youth and student bill of rights. Guarantee youth’s right to earn,learn and live.
Joe Sims, co-editor of the Communist Party USA online magazine Peoples World states among other things “the possibility that the communists may be able to capture the Democratic Party entirely.”
Can anyone name one significant issue where the CPUSA’s official position differs from the Democrat Party? Just one. In fact, they don’t even differ on insignificant issues. Their platform is identical.
People who don’t refer to people over 25 as older singles.
Men can have more than one bashert, since they can al pi Torah (and according to non-Ashkenazic minhugim) have more than one wife.
The Yeshiva k’tana and Mesivta is excellent. The Bais Medrash and Kollel is very shtark.
mw13: Good points.
You don’t buy a spouse like you buy a house.
Your future wife is a human being. Your house you can sell.December 8, 2010 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm in reply to: Telescope invented to validate Hashem's supervision #715766
charliehall: Correct. You and I cannot say.
The Chofetz Chaim can.December 8, 2010 6:58 am at 6:58 am in reply to: Telescope invented to validate Hashem's supervision #715762
Ken zein. But the above (OP) are the Chofetz Chaim’s very own written words from his Sefer.December 8, 2010 6:29 am at 6:29 am in reply to: Telescope invented to validate Hashem's supervision #715759
1. The telescope was invented well before the Chofetz Chaim.
Sorry, the Chofetz Chaim didn’t comment that it was invented in his time. Thanks for correcting the heading placed above the CC’s holy words.
2. Are you actually trying to make the claim that without the telescope people would not realize that HKBH can see what goes on on the Earth?
No. Please reread the quoted CC. The heilige CC is saying that Hashem caused its invention to demonstrate to us foolish measly sinning Earthlings that just as we can now see into the heavens, al achas kama v’kama Hashem Yisborach can see every little detail of what we mere Earthlings are doing here. And this was necessary due to our sins and the blindness we may have developed towards accepting information from those who deny Providence.
At least that is my take.
Do you volunteer to program all that functionality into the forum software? It will be quite a feat to complete.
Also, it is easily abusable, as anyone can create a 2nd and 3rd username and knock off comments that way.
WIY: popa was making a greater point, just using you and Sac as guinea pigs in his verbal non-literal experiment.December 8, 2010 3:42 am at 3:42 am in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717869
Put aside for a moment the issue of whether Ms. Milian even had a right to seek the personal and private information from the retailer. Why would Georgi actually give such personal purchase information to a caller — right in middle of the “court” proceedings while in recess — who claims over the phone to be a “judge” needing their customers private information.
Georgi is a private heimisha shaitel company in Boro Park, Brooklyn. Do you think they would give out customer purchase history to a phone call (coming in out of the blue in middle of a few minutes recessed TV “trial”) because the caller claims she is a judge????
If Milian had claimed she contacted Georgi on a date prior to the “court” session — rather than smack in middle of it during a 10 minute court break — and provided Georgi’s signed statements from the customer authorizing the retailer to provide personal purchase history of the customer, it might have been slightly more plausible. (But even then, why should Georgi waste their time with a TV show? Warner Brother Television producers don’t have subpoena powers forcing Georgi to supply any information. Additionally, the frum couple [Mendi and Hindi] expressed disbelief that the retailer was contacted, as they were interviewed after the show, making it likely they never agreed to that.)
But in fact Milian claimed to have made the call — and gotten that information — right in middle of the court session, not beforehand. And if there was communication between Ms. Milian and Georgi before the date of the “court” case, Ms. Milian could have gotten all the information she needed from Georgi’s as well before the date of the court case — and have had all the information prior to the start of the case. Instead she played dumb for the first 15 minutes of the case, and then all of a sudden went to make a phone call, and then supposedly came back with this “new bombshell information” that she never had before.
She actually said on the program “let me adjourn this case so the plaintiff can bring in more info at a later date…” and then she suddenly changed her mind and said “never mind, I have a better idea, I’m going into chambers for a few minutes”, and then she came back from “chambers” after the little intermission claiming her sudden, bright, unplanned idea that suddenly occurred to her was to call Georgi’s.December 8, 2010 12:26 am at 12:26 am in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717860
anon for this: As I pointed out, it is not likely, as the couple at the end indicated they did not expect her to have actually called, and were quite surprised (and disbelieving) at her claim to have called. Furthermore, Georgi would have no reason to answer Milian’s questions when she claimed to have made a quick phone call during the “court recess”. How would Georgi’s have known any authorization existed — even IF it did exist — based on a phone call? (And even if it existed, why would Georgi’s care to participate – they have no interest to antagonize a customer — who again was surprised at the alleged call.)
Why doesn’t someone call Georgi’s and ask them directly? They’re a local heimishe shaitel company. I doubt they would have done anything to jeopardize their customer relationship — especially with assisting in a breach of privacy.December 7, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717856
It airs, because it gets ratings. Ratings are the only reason this show exists. No good ratings, and the show disappears faster than you can say goodbye.
She is indeed a former judge. But her paycheck today is to get ratings. No more ratings, no more paycheck from the syndicated television production company she is employed by. Even if she would have actually “judged” 100% fairly and accurately.December 7, 2010 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717853
Mrs. Milian (the fake judge) said Georgi’s told her they don’t know who the manufacturer of that wig is, based on the tags she read them on the phone, so obviously it wasn’t clear who the manufacturer was from the labels. So she then speculated saying “I don’t know if you got this wig from Revlon for a couple of bucks or you got this somewhere else.” So based on that, Mrs. Milian then reached her 2-bit conclusion that a) you didn’t buy it from Georgi’s, b) you didn’t buy it in May, and c) it didn’t cost you the $3000 this receipt from May is for.
And for Georgi’s to inform a third party that “Yes, Mendi and Heidi are our customers and purchased a long wig costing $3,000 in May” would be an extremely serious breach of a customers confidentiality. Don’t try to whitewash that. This play-judge smells to high-heavens in her tv-justice ratings games. My strong guess is she never called Georgi’s, not that Georgi’s would cooperate with some dooface calling them and the merchant giving a tv show personal shopping information on their customer.December 7, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717852
mosheemes2: You are very mistaken.
A) The so-called judge admitted she had no clue what brand it was or how much it was worth. She just threw out some _possible_ examples of how little it _might_ be worth, *for all she knew*.
B) Her business is to make ratings, not truth or justice. That is what the TV producers pay her for. That she was once upon a time a real judge (now retired), is not what she is now being paid for by her television employer.
C) Every “contestant” on the show must first sign a “I will never sue the producers or play judge” in order to get on the show. Additionally, no one (“plaintiff” or “defendant”) actually lost any money, since the TV producers are paying them more than what they actually are seeking or being sued for.December 7, 2010 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717847
The lady acting on the TV show as a so-called “judge” claimed she called Georgie’s and they confirmed to her that
1) the plaintiff did in fact purchase a wig in May from them and
2) that Georgie’s told her the wig the customer purchased had long hair and
3) she read the Georgie’s employee the ruined wig’s tags and was told that wasn’t a wig Georgie’s sells.
Clearly from the plaintiff’s comments at the end of the show that Georgie’s was in France and thus it wasn’t possible for the judge to call her, we see the plaintiff didn’t expect that Georgie’s would be contacted. Therefore there is no reason to even assume that they provided authorization to Georgie’s to provide their personal customer or purchase information to the TV show. (And the TV show is NOT a real court of law, that they are playing, with subpoena powers.)
So 1) & 2) above would be a violation of the customers privacy rights for a merchant to provide personal and private shopping habits or purchase history of a private customer’s information to a TV show.
2) long hair, is irrelevant, since the washing machine that destroyed it could have shrunk the leghnth of the hair. (It was a laundromat not a dry cleaners.)
3) Georgie was out of the country. So the Georgie’s employee that answers the telephone will know every tag on every wig they’ve sold? Extremely unlikely. Nor is it likely she would go looking them up for some fool who calls them saying, hi I’m “Judge Judy” (or whatever her name was) playing cops and robbers, eh judge and jury, for my TV show that needs good ratings. Can you please waste your time looking up labels and then waste some more time giving me private customer information from your heimisha store’s customers? Pretty please? With a cherry on the top?
And even if just any one of the above points is a correct analysis, the entire basis of the so-called “judge’s” decision falls.
Bottom line? Likely the actress playing judge never even spoke to anyone at Georgie’s. But, hey, it made for good ratings, and ratings is what this “show” is all about, not truth and not justice.
The whole “judge” show and play acting was a farce.December 7, 2010 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717828
They pay both parties a fee to appear. In addition to that, they pay the cost of the judgement to the defendant, if he loses, or to the plaintiff what he sought, if he loses.
And both parties have to agree to not be disrespectful to the judge, even if she acts like an idiot.
As far as divorcing one’s wife because she burned the food goes, we pasken that it does not apply to zivug rishon.
Which further demonstrates, there are specific halachas when a person (husband or wife – each their own set of laws) MAY or MAY NOT divorce (or demand one).
Because being in yeshiva full time is nowhere near as hard as working full time and / or going to college.
Yeshiva and learning Torah is harder than working. If there is anyone who shouldn’t be complaining, it is those who are in college or working. The Yeshiva guys should be handed a silver platter for the Avodas HaKodesh they sweat for.December 7, 2010 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717818
The chillul hashem was going the show. Whatever occurred or whatever was decided did not make the situation better.
I firmly believe anyone who agrees to adjudicate an issue in such a matter is mechallel shem shomayim. And it would be even worse if it were between two yiddin.
I not sure if I can say it is brabim, because that would assume on TV is considered a rabim of shomrei Torah.
Well said Jose. I agree 100%.
Wolf: Or a Merry Chanukah.
And what about some (repeat: some) evil ex-wives who indoctrinate father-hatred in their children, keep their children as much away from their loving caring father as possible, use goyish courts in violation of halachic rules on monetary ownership to squeeze and steal every possible penny from her ex-husband in the form of alimony and child support?December 7, 2010 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717796
cantoresq: You can say “ostensibly” again.
Sacrilege: Torah is stronger than your perception of “reality”. (It might make good entertainment, though, on a “reality show”!)December 7, 2010 4:36 am at 4:36 am in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717787
What a joke. TV justice indeed. Good for entertainment value, nothing else.
hss: Both Shulchan Aruch and Rambam say women shouldn’t be out of the house too much. Is Shulchan Aruch too radical, like those other “rabbonim” you are complaining of?December 7, 2010 4:15 am at 4:15 am in reply to: Kosher Activities For Teenage Girls On Motzei Shabbos #885550
backinaction: More like a quarter century. You don’t like saying Tehilim? Hmm. You must be about a tenth of a century old…
SJS: Perhaps he trouble staying moral while single, and he was lashing out.
Sacrilege: Its called “Torah”.
What Kool-Aid are you drinking?
Thank G-d for the Shidduch System, which works beautifully 95% of the time, otherwise there would be pritzus galore.December 7, 2010 1:56 am at 1:56 am in reply to: Kosher Activities For Teenage Girls On Motzei Shabbos #885542
does anyone have any ideas of what my friends and I can do on these long motzei shabbasim that is tznius and fun? we are always so bored.
Make a Tehilim group and say Tehilim.
mdd: Depending on the circumstances of an individual case, of course.
I could write a program using AI that matches up singles in the database.
At least it isn’t loshon hora, if its only the wall listening to you.
There are different madreiga’s obviously. But according to Chazal, 19 is the first step in that door.
The Mishna says Shemone Esre L’Chuppa. Once you start moving away from that, you start entering Older Single territory.
HeLeivi: How do you know he is going up first?