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Will Hill says;
‘Women wearing real-looking sheitels are clearly doing so with ulterior motives. Be wary of them.’
Thanks for the laugh and I cant stop,,,,
would you mind being a
little more specific in what you mean by ‘alterior motive’ and ‘be wary of them’? LOL
Chazal also teach us;
Kol Mi sheosek Bitzorchei Tzibbur, HkBh Yishalem Sechoroi,,,,,
‘Actually, I think that #5 is the most important.’
Is it better for a girl to be way above average without any influence at home rather than just to be a good Bas yisroel with the other fringe benefits? I wonder,,,
I stressed in my last post that considering the girl is of good quality,,,
As far as nos. 5 BEING SUBJECTIVE, lets assume that for the first four choices the girl is Very Good,
The last choice is a SPECTACULAR girl but without any of the other benefits.
Just curious to know why a Talmid Chochom is a better choice than a ‘Klall doer’.
Dont forget, the girl takes what she sees at home and because middos are a priority for a girl, she would make a better wife with an example like that. If her father knows how to learn, its a wonderful thing, but how will that benefit her as a wife and mother??
One is NEVER 100 percent SURE OF ANYTHING!
I cant see anyone asking a shaila invovling a situation I metnioned in my post. It would seem rather petty. People would act on instinct….thats the problem many times. Personally, in this case, I would keep queit!
‘Somehow, women associated illicitly with Kennedy men seem to end up dead.’
Well then its no coincedence, How do you know that it wasnt a cold blooded murder??
The following is an early ‘New Year’ wish. Relevant, but humorous,,,,
May your occupation, whatever it may be, homemaker or doctor, lawyer or tailor, house husband or stock broker, give you much satisfaction.
And may it also earn you enough money to send your children through college and graduate school, and to support them ever after.
May you see a rainbow, may your child hit a home run with the bases loaded, may your team score a touchdown.
May the Sabbath Queen enter your home and enable you to follow the teachings of the Torah with love.
In this New Year that now begins, may your hair, your teeth, your facelift and your stocks not fall, and may your blood pressure, your cholesterol and your mortgage interest rate not rise.
May you win the lottery, and thereby acquire a host of long lost relatives, and may you remember Beth Tfiloh when you win.
May Israel stop being the punching bag of the United Nations. May it be able to live a normal life at last. And may it bless the world with its morality, its wisdom and its creativity. And may we support her wholeheartedly, and love her because, with all her faults, she is family.
And may we meet on the streets of Jerusalem in the year to come, and if the Messiah arrives, may we recognize him or her.
May this year be happy, healthy and prosperous for you and your loved ones.
I remember when
Iwas dating it was proper for the boy to call the girl directly and set a date. Today, in many circles (nOT JUST BY THE CHASSIDIM), the shadchan arranges the meeting zithout the tzo young people speaking by phone beforehand…
I am still not satisified as to why things took such a dramatic change for the worst in our generation.
Well maybe this story will shock you more, actually I posted it on another blog but nevertheless:
A little boy of about 9 years old ran out to the garden of his shtiebel during leining one Shhabbos to play. When he returned to the Bais Medrash, he noticed that an elderly man had occupied his seat. H e politley claimed his place . A few minuites later, the father of that little boy approached the elderly man and said, ,yes, this indeed is my boy,s seat, please find somewhere else to sit,
So if parents dont enforce basic DE for others, how do you expect the kids to have it?
‘Tzaddik Gozer Vihakodosh Boruch Hu Mikayem’
I believe it was Reb Ahron Kotle and R’ Eliezer Silver.
Sorry to disappoint you but there is A LOT of EHRLICHER DAVENING at MT. Not just from family members but from other guests who stay and want to daven for themselves. Ther i alot of sincere crying and begging. In fact I remmember I oncec noticed that during the ‘aishes chayil'(when choson kallah dance together) the momof the choson had a special tefillah to say.
ThisLitvack DID stay for MT, cos he was family to Baal Simcha.
Can you be CURRENTLY reached by email?
Nobody is trying to ‘ram ‘ any of our minhagim down your throat,but I will tell you this,
A ‘die hard’ litvack once told me the following;
‘The mitzvah tants is a time when you can daven for whatever you want, and we litvacks, are losing out’
Sorry, but I have atteneded one of Reb Moshe Tendler’s childrens weddings and ther was NO mixed seating! It was separate seating WITHOUT a mechitzah,,,,ther is a difference!
‘Kol Hamirachem al haachzorim, sofo lihiyos Achzor al Harachmanim’
Shaul Hamelech was commanded to kill out a town of Achzorim(please remind me the name of the town, somebody!). But because he had rachmonos on the wrong place he let one live(some say it was a sheep), and from that one came Amalek.
Then without Rachmonos he killed out Nov Ir Hakohanim.
Yes one should have not reservations about killing an amalaki.
Your hypothetical question to Matisyahu is juvenile and irrelavent!
Please don,t be an ‘oiberchuchme’, If you dont believe that the Kenendy’s were cursed, then how do you explain the devastating misfortune that befell almost every memeber of that family, coupled with the fact that the old man was an outspoken anti semite?
Yes, thre was indeed a delegation of Rabonim who put acurse on the Kennedy family. We (in our religion) DO NOT BELIEVE IN SUCH COINCIDENCES, BUT lets not waste time and energy disucussing the Kennedys,
I knew the Rav in question was R Kanievsky when I posted the story. But because of hype on the blog about he 73 year coma, I decided that its better for the ‘Gedolim Bashers ‘
to spare us their drivel so i kept it quiet.
I can only Try,
Thank you so much, can you please point out the differences for those readers who dont have the patients to skim through it?
The Bais Yaakov system was the same 30 years ago as it is today.Intense learning in all areas of limudei kodesh, with difficult meforshim was very common always.
Its always good to know a little bit of everything !August 8, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am in reply to: A Message From Yechezkel Katz, Executive Director, UJCARE #619891
I totally agree with Joseph. No good will come out of this!
Besides ‘Ain Chodosh Tachas Hashemesh’
Disputes amongst us have been going on since the beginning of time and an article like this, although its meant with the best intentions can only lead to more damage.
dont you think it would be more logical to restrict these youngsters from certain blogs instead of catering to them instead of adults?
I wont mention names. But I happened to have been at a wedding of the grandson of one of the litvishe Gedolei Hador in America. Ther was no Mechtiza, but separate seating.
Couldnt agree more! The most shocking part of the whole thing is, that instead of telling her to bring this issue to a professional, some adult posters are discussing this with her as if she is a grown up.
This would be the best example of how internet can harm children.
Why doesnt YWN make a special blog just for youngsters?August 7, 2008 6:47 am at 6:47 am in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (Flatbush Kiddush: Tznius & Drinking Out Of Control) #1142558
I will thank you not to play the ‘spin card’!
When I said ‘sick…..’ I was referring to the manner in which you alluded a woman should stay in doors, even if mitzvohs require that she be out!
I still say that the shiur I heard from rav Twersky is as I rpeated it!
Is it possible that your not aware of everything?? Throwing around expressions like ‘absurd and am haaratzish’ is not just Gaavah(which btw, is something the ALMIGHTY hates) but it might fall into the category of ‘Hamalbin….(welll, you know what that leads to RL)
Choose your words carefully my friend, and make sure to get your facts straight before your choished someone of misinterperting anything(choised biksheirm, wow! I must say for someone who preaches how we should go about life here in order to achieve there, your not giving a very good example)
Thridly, if your intimidated by the knwoledge many woman have, it still doesnt give you areason to demean anyone with falsities!
The Nazis wanted to dxacavate the body of Rebbe Reb Elimelech, and his body too was in tact, they say it was EVEN a little moist, still from the Tahara…
No prob’, I’ll try my best.
Now can we please go back to the original topic?
I personally am not jealous at those who flaunt their swanky lifestyle. I envy those who are able to give tzedakah in massive amounts!
I think THAT type of jealousy is ok. Our sages tell us ‘Kinas Sofrim, Tarbeh Chochmoh’
So people, next time you have the urge to ‘outdo’ your rich neighbour, never mind the lexus. Instead, give an abundance of tzedakah, publiclly(even if giving it quietly is a bigger mitzvah) because then you’ll encourage your competitors to do the same thing and at the same time, the less fortunate wont be jealous but will admire you. Even if they are jealous, that jealousy would be ok.
Everyone is happy:)))
Good idea, isnt it?
Think Big says;
‘Now that she sent us on this wild ride, she owes it to us to make up for it by backing up her story with the facts.’
I just noticed that comment now, I dont think I ‘owe’ ANYONE an iota more than another blogger who gives an opinion, or shares an experience with us whatever the case.
Frankly I dont wish you anything worst. As KAPUSTA said, the base of this topic was the issue of jealousy, The only ones who started this roller coaster ride
were those who doubt in general and the ones who are skeptical on other blogs as well.
I think I already established that the absence of this event in the GB OF RECORDS, is certainly not a prOof that it didnt happen.
The Chazzan blatantly doubts that Tzddikim do not remain in
tact, when we know for a fact thats not the case.
Maybe you should challenge THEM to prove their Emunahs Chachomim in general!
Please dont pick on the Believer!
You can take the information I hope to get and do what you want with it.
I would love to do it, and I will try my best because the speaker left to Israel about a week ago and I dont have her contact number.
However, if you like you can leave your email with YW editor and I will have them pass over any details when I get them. I REFUSE WHOLEHEARTEDLY to post them on this blog, because I will not submit to people who will probably deny the story no matter how reliable the evidence might be!
You can take the information I plan to get and do wh
I’ve seen many litvishe couples hold hands after the chuppah, could be they were exceptional, they also hold hands after the yichud room when they enter the dinner room;
WHO IS SAM BERGER? I see no one on this blog with that name,,,,
Thanks, I’ll take you up on that offer in the near future!
The choson Kallha dance in a very modest manner,
The only thing that bothers me, is when the Badchan gives praise to people who I know are not worthy of the praise at all!
RABBI OF Berlin,
There are certain extreme litvaks who will not be misader kiddushin when ther is a mT, not all though,,,,
‘(BTW how did R. Kanievsky know this girl was never envious?) Don’t change the facts simply becuase they might now work against you.’
LOL! Sir, NOTHING you say can work against me , I think that should be obvious at this point. Btw Sir, I’m curious, the High Holidays are approaching, what type of Congregation would have an individual like you fill the ir position as Chazzan? I dont mean any disrespect sir, but do you think if they read your posts , (especially your last question regarding how R Kanievsky knew she was never jealous)they would BESTOW UPON YOU the honour of leading their congregants at the most sacred time of the year?
Please direct your anger at those who clearly belittle and mock Gedolim and their followers,
The only people who dont hold of the hand holding after the chuppah is Chabad!
Anon for this;
Assuming the Rebetzin was somehow mistaken in her info and implying that the whole thing is a Fairy tale plus denying that Tzaddikim dont decompose, are two totally differnet things!
‘Nameless I imply nothing ,,,,,,,
THATS A COP OUT SIR!!! Yes ITS obvious that you are INDEED implying that you have more intelligence and are less gullible than people who are in a higher position of Torah authority than you are,
So the problem is not with this story, its with your lack of belief in general,
”But something else occured to me last night. ‘
I see this issue is really sitting on your mind sir. For someone who deems this a fairy tale, I must say you are quite occupied with it; Do you obsess with ‘Sleeping Beuty and Cindarella as well?
The girl was fine till she was 17 years old and had ^plenty of oppertunity to envy
As far as the second part of your question is concderned, I plead the fifth, Never claimed to play G-d and still dont!
The Din is leather. I have been wearing canvas shoes all through the years, before cocs were invented. Let me tell you, they are sometimes MUCh more comfortable than leather shoes. I remember one year I was wearing plastic shoes which looked EXACTLY like leather (this was on YK). People were wondering , and I asked a Rav who said there is no inyen of Maras Ayin in this case, I can wear whateve as long as its not leather.
‘Quite the contrary. I imply to intent at deception at all. I’m certain the rebbetzin who repeaed this fairy tale firmly believes it. But her belief in it does not make it true.
Are you implying that you are moe intelligent and less gullible than they are sir?
Cantoresque response with regard to who says dracula’s body never deteriorated:
‘The archeologists who found his grave in the church of an old monastary in Romania.’
Well, I have a better Yichus! The reason ‘I’ believe Tzaddikim dont compose is
because thats what our Chachomim claim.
Then you say;
‘Without the struggle that comes from true introspection, we would never grow….’
Your not growing very well sir, in that area. Apparantly the vitamins available are not having a very positive affect on you!
sorry, ‘Shisho Chamishe Torah’
Should pro-freikeit commentors be given a voice?
Why not?? Why are you so intimidated by people who have questions? Answer them with confidence and dont forget you have the Torah on your side so there is no reason for them to get to you.
Cantoresque apparantly thinks that because he MIGHT be able to say a nice ‘Shma Koleinu’ on Yom KIPPUR, he is worthy of having Maran Harav Hagodol Rav Chaim KANIEVSKY call him on his cell phone to confirm a story he was involved in because he doubts the credibility of the mesenger(a prominet Rebbetzin)
Wolfishmusings turned Chamishay Chumsha Torah into Shishei Chumsha Torah. His latest Addition? THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS..
Rabbi of Berlin wants an apology because he thinks I insulted him for BLANTANTLY deeming a story told by someone in the name of Rav Kanievsky a ‘fairy tale’.
I mean; who are the challengers here exactly?
‘No thats not what I’m saying……I’ll thank you not to put words in my mouth’
And I will thank you not to do a ‘wriggling out routine’
Reread your post, there is not mention of anything beyond what’s scientifically evident.
Yes, I adressed your point but I will repeat. There are lots of medical miracles which are not on record. I personally know of a frum guy who had nissim which doctors till this day cant figure out and its not public knowlege. In fact there is a non frum guy who was clinquely dead for a while and then returned. I posted the link on another blog. The Guiness Book of records includes topics which they are informed about. Many people want there experiences secret, and if they forbid their medical experts to release any information, their will must be respected by law.
But I challenge you to verify if your Guiness Book of Records lists the following information:
Tallest man that ever lived……..Og Melech Haboshon(actually I think they list a guy by the name of Robert Wadlow from Michigan, who was barely 8 feet tall, lol)
Biggest disaster in history……..the Mabul
Biggest miracle……..parting of the Yam suf??
Please , I challenge you..
And I repeat, anyone who questions something said by a reputable source in the name of a Gadol, borders on heresyAugust 3, 2008 6:15 am at 6:15 am in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (Flatbush Kiddush: Tznius & Drinking Out Of Control) #1142551
That was a wonderful expose’. I can imagine what your Bar Mitzvah Pshetel was like. You probably ‘knocked their socks off’.
Seriously, you did quite well until you tackled the following issues.
No, I dont think I misunderstood Rav Twersky. The fact is that Hashem is a Baal Rachamim, and it makes perfect sense for us to be able to speak in our defense by pointing out all our mitzvohs and Maasim Toivim in order to lessen our final psak. Did you know that if a person lived his life as a Rosho and is choizer Betshuva on his deathbed, everything is deleted? (Ad Yom MOSO tICHAKEH lo…..)I stand to be correctd, but I think every Jew gets a MAXIMIUM of an hour gehenom, regardless of his deed.
There was a story recently about a secular Jew who was cliniquely dead for some time, they send him back down because he had certain zechusimn, now he became abaal teshuva. Here is the link:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7332930594849349840&hl=en
Your right, as I mentioned before, my reaction was a bit harsh. But please dont play ‘physcologist’ and tell me that I’m a feminist. What I meant to say is that a woman can be soiche to do mitzvohs OUTSIDE, AND be an Akeres Habayis. Assuming other wise would border on the ‘American Shtus’ of Male chauvenism. Pleae dont let yourself be brainwashed by secular society and understand that women have mitzvohs that might require them to be outdoors, and YES , after my time, I plan to excuse myself for being ‘oiver’ on Kol Kevudah…(in the literal sense) very confidently. May no JEW every transgress anything worst.
Gut Voch to you,
‘I’ve been to many such events. Bu my attendance creates no obligation to believe everything said there.’
Are you implying that these reputable prominate speakers who have the support of our Gedolim are BLATANT LIARS?? Because frankly, there is no middle way. Its either you believe them, or you think they are trying to deceive us,
You continue by saying;
, they say that Vlad the Impaler [the basis for the Dracula story] also didn’t decompose
Who is ‘THEY’ sir??
But you take FIRST PRIZE for this;
or I witness him say from his own mouth I don’t believe R. Chaim Kanievsky chimed in on this nonsense
Frankly I dont know how your not embarrassed to even make such a statement on a Yeshiva Web site.To even suggest that a Gadol like Rav Kaniesvsky should even sink to the level of one who questions the credibility of any Talmid Chochom who quotes him, is outrageous!
You apparantly are struggling with your beliefs and its obvious in all your posts!August 1, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (Flatbush Kiddush: Tznius & Drinking Out Of Control) #1142546
Its not a Posuk, its a Chazal!
Whatever the case, please tell means in the figurative sense and be kind enough to verify it,,,,
As for non-decaying bodies, I would believe it over the story of a 73 year coma for two reasons:
1. Bodies that don’t decay *do* sometimes happen.
2. The amount of evidence left behind by an undecayed body that was quickly reburied would be very small. The amount of evidence left behind by a 73 year coma patient would be great. A great deal of medical record-keeping and literature would have been generated by such a case. And yet, not one shred of evidence has turned up.
Excuse me, are you saying that you believe that bodies dont decay because ‘SCIENCE’ PROVED IT?? Not because the Righteous merited that zechus?? Again, you are looking at sources which can be bogus. Does the GUINESS book of records list the Parting of the Yam Suf as one of the biggest miracels ever??