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  • in reply to: Boys Learning in Eretz Yisroel #1798230

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    Yabia Omer — Eretz Yisroel is definitely frummer. It negates the State of Israel and Sephardi pronunciation all at once.

    in reply to: Trump bumper stickers in Hebrew. #1778320

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    Maybe it should be ף, as in “feh sofit.”

    in reply to: ADHD is EXTREMELY underated #1766088

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    PracticalPost, there is adult-onset ADHD too. The web is full of real professional information about it plus anecdotal sites where adults talk about it.

    in reply to: ADHD is EXTREMELY underated #1766089

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    Redleg alleges that ADHD is “vastly over diagnosed, very often by teachers and menahalim who have no medical training at all.” If teachers and menahalim engage in diagnosis, they’re impersonating physicians. Is it so?

    in reply to: Jewish music with english words=Goyish. #1761486

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    The only truly Jewish music = leining.

    in reply to: Are you makpid on ע ? #1742431

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    Neville’s remark about “ong” reminded me that the Dutch Jews use “ong” for ע, saying “shmong Yisrael” and so on. As for New Yorkers and others who have a hard time with this or that letter, usually it isn’t that big a deal to add a new sound to the repertoire. Arabs who go to the trouble pick up “p” perfectly. As for me, I make it my business to learn and say ע and ח in leining and in talking because the letters are there and, since I casually refer to Hebrew as לשון הקודש, I may as well talk the talk, too. If as an Ashkenazi I need an excuse for doing to (although no one has asked me for one), it’s enough to mention the great ba’al qore at Lederman’s shul, who is maqpid loud enough for hundreds of people to hear.

    in reply to: USA ANTISEMITISM #1692707

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    So it’s the “Where are we safer?” debate again and Joseph and others argue the bodycount way and declare Israel the loser. Two problems: first, they don’t use data to back their tally. Fact; in goyish year 2018, 12 Israelis hy’d lost their lives to terrorism. This is from the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. Second, that unfortunate count is 12 out of more than six million. Let’s assume that no Jews lost their lives to terrorism in 2018. So it’s 12 to 0. But another fact: For an individual living among a population of millions, the count of 12, or of 0, or the difference between the two, is statistically meaningless. Jews are not in measurable danger of death by terrorism in either location, or really anywhere.

    in reply to: USA ANTISEMITISM #1692703

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    So it’s the “where are we safer” debate again and Joseph and others argue the bodycount way and declare Israel the loser. Two problems: first, they don’t use data to back their tally. Fact; in goyish year 2018, 12 Israelis hy’d lost their lives to terrorism. This is from the Meir Amit Terrorism and Intelligence Information Center. Second, that unfortunate count is 12 out of more than six million. Let’s assume that no Jews lost their lives to terrorism in 2018. So it’s 12 to 0. But another fact: For an individual living among a population of millions, the count of 12, or of 0, or the difference between the two, is statistically meaningless. Jews are not in measurable danger of death by terrorism in either location, or really anywhere.

    in reply to: The Death of the "Normal" Minyan #1668615

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    During a very fast minyan at Shomrei Shabbos one Monday morning, I found myself doing the leining in my normal Eretz Yisrael speed. After Kohen, a man nudged me and said, “Unless you speed up, no one here will have time for breakfast.” You bet I sped up and finished the davening with huge respect. Why? because every man there could have davened yehidut and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, but didn’t.

    in reply to: Freezer-Burnt: Most boys unprepared for dating or married life. #1665413

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    Daas Yochid and Joseph, the opening of the freezer and the discharging of “100’s of boys [to] begin searching for their zivvug” (Haimy, above) is emphatically a human-engineered phenomenon. It’s followed by the human engineering of mediators (shadchanim, parents) by whose exclusive offices “boys” and “girls” can search for their zivvug. I get the impression that the mediation has been more and more exacting as the years pass, as evidenced in the invention of the “shidduch resume” and so on — even as (or maybe because) the eligible population is growing. And again: I do not mean by all this to “attack” the Chareidim, since it’s all evident (at least partly) in my society too.

    in reply to: Freezer-Burnt: Most boys unprepared for dating or married life. #1665360

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    I am far from the milieu described above, but not so far to notice something weird: A community that professes absolute faith in G-d’s management of the world is committing itself to rising levels of human engineering (e.g., the “freezer”) to introduce “boys” and “girls” (elsewhere known as young adults) to each other. I get the feeling that as the population becomes larger and larger, the individual’s options are getting narrower and narrower. Some of this is also happening in my Israeli national-religious environment, and thirty-six years into my successful marriage I wonder if I’d be matched with anyone today.

    in reply to: Should Jews Move To Eretz Yisroel In 2020 Or 2024? #1661569

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    Yserbius123, who guarantees us anything in life? Has Mashiah come?

    in reply to: Must you be wealthy to live in Los Angeles? #1661567

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    Wyoming is no solution for an American-national frum Jew. It is a solution for 10,000 of them, with proper organization. Best of all is Eretz Yisrael.

    in reply to: The Southern Wall #1661556

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    For those who liken Trump’s wall to Israel’s because Israel’s wall “works,” fuhgeddaboudit. First, Israel’s wall is not a wall for most of its length, and in some parts it hasn’t been built at all. Even along the Gaza Strip, it’s basically a fence. Second, Israel has extensive freedom of action on the other side of its wall, as America doesn’t. Third, Israel’s wall does not keep out tens of thousands (I’m being conservative) of Arabs who do DDD jobs in Israel. There are multiple ways of avoiding it.

    in reply to: Tishah BeAv and Yom HaShoah #1570243

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    The Warsaw ghetto uprising began on erev Pessah. Those who set Yom HaShoah as they did realized that all of Pessah had to pass first and chose a date that falls in the week following Hag Sheni.

    in reply to: “There is no solution” to the Israel conflict: Jared Kushner #1331514

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    But of course there’s a solution. With each passing year, Israel grows in population, wealth, and cohesion. Yeah, I said cohesion. Everyone in Israel is Israeli today, including chareidim and, for the most part, Arabs. Now look at the other side: “nations” crumbling so badly that one can only conclude that they weren’t nations to begin with. A generation ago, the country faced real armies. Today, it faces terrorists who cry “we’ve won” whenever they succeed in claiming one victim r”l. It reminds me of the transition from the defeat at Horma to the victory over the Canaanite (Amalekite?) king in which the enemy managed to take one prisoner. מאת ד’ היתה זאת and it should be נפלאת בעינינו

    in reply to: Who as here [Israel] first Jews or the Palestinians? #1298468

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    The notion of a Palestinian Arab national identity became possible in 1916, when Sykes and Picot separated the southern sanjaks from the rest of the former Ottoman Syrian vilayet (=E.I). This separated the Arabs in the southern areas (“Southern Syria”) from their erstwhile capital, Damascus. That’s not to say that they became a Palestinian Arab national group. Evidence: the Mufti chaired the Arab Higher Committee, not the Palestinian one, and the 1947 UN partition plan and its related literature spoke only of Arab and Jewish states, never a Palestinian one. The Palestinian national consciousness is more recent than that and more recent than R. Gafni’s birth.

    in reply to: Advil LiquiGels #1185933

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    Abba_S, Advil is an anti-inflammatory in addition to being a pain reliever.

    in reply to: Terror in the West Bank #1160542

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    kj chusid lets his ideology mask several facts. First, the largest and fastest-growing “settlements” in JS are haredi. Rav Shach’s death opened the floodgates. Second, hasidic groups preceding these localities by establishing Emmanuel, which failed due to its developers’ corruption and not due to safety concerns. Finally, the which-is-safer debate is fallacious. Central Mongolia is safer than all the places mentioned but no yidn are rushing there.

    in reply to: Time to leave US #1136046

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    Both sides are wrong. The Australian outback is the safest place on earth. Let’s all run there. And if things get rough there, let’s try the high plains of Paraguay. Then upper Saskatchewan. Then Catalina Island. Then…

    in reply to: Is Zionism STILL the Yetzer Hora? #1133114

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    DaasYochid, I ask that the State of Israel be referred to by its name. Leave it to the Arabs and the antisemites to choke on that expression and call the state “Zionism” or “the Zionists,” as if it were an ideology that happens to have an air force.

    in reply to: Is Zionism STILL the Yetzer Hora? #1133109

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    DaasYochid, I love Eretz Yisroel. Should this thread therefore be renamed “Is Eretz Yisroel still the yetzer hora?”

    in reply to: Is Zionism STILL the Yetzer Hora? #1133107

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    I find it upsetting that commenters cannot bring themselves to say “Israel” or “the State of Israel,” instead falling back on “Zionism” or “the Zionists.” It matches word-for-word the practice of Israel’s mortal enemies (who are your enemies too). Am I alone in noticing this and reacting?

    in reply to: We must WAKE UP! #1090781

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    I propose a psak: Anyone who says “Jews wake up!” must explain what the awakening should be composed of. Make tshuva? We beseech Hashem for the ability three times a day. Reverse the new mabul-on-the-way? Please explain how. Etc.

    Agav, Naftush-2 is really Naftush-1; I floundered around for my password until the system gave up, so I started over.

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