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Cowabunga, opening poster. You study-um American history, you see genocide already happen to pre-Columbian Americans. Why you think-um Jews no wear feathers – to be safe.
To DaMoshe. OK, keep your rav.
There are some interesting historical sources for the 2 greetings, and they have been discussed here, mostly correctly, by lesser intellects than mine. But, confidential to DaMoshe, if your rav thinks the choice of expressions requires some serious thought, get another rav.
Re newbee’s comment: You forgot something: Many parts of a pine tree are edible.
I see thirteen responses to the opening poster’s question, and all responses appear to come from persons who are not leftists or left leaners. Would anyone like to hear from someone who actually leans left? I will give you one hint of what a left leaner might say, for starters: not all left leaners are still beating their wives.
You must remember this, a fish is just a fish.
There are lots of good reasons to go or not to go to “sleep-away” camp. We really should not evaluate a person on the basis of attending or not attending “sleep-away” camp, in part because we don’t know who made the decision, the person or his/her parents. Money is certainly a factor over which a child has little or no control, and it would be a breach of halacha to judge people on their parnassah.
As for the second poster’s comment about her former daughter-in-law, social awkwardness might exist as much in the poster as in the former daughter-in-law. (I have assumed “x-daughter in law” means “former daughter-in-law”, not “X-ian daughter-in-law.”) Mothers-in-law, especially snobbish or judgmental ones, can be a leading cause of ex-daughters-in-law.
It depends. If you are a kvetch, seeing a doctor might make you feel better and interfere with your kvetching.
Moshiach was coming last week, but He got stopped by the TSA folks at the airport and they lost His luggage.
My daughter is seeing a doctor, and B”H, I think we will be announcing a shidduch soon. No danger there.
To the opening poster: You may think you are a bad negotiator, but I will readily give you a pass, as you are a 16-year-old kid. If price has not been discussed, your prospective employer would be foolish, if not worse, to think you have agreed to work for them, and they have no excuses for their mistake. Get some reliable market information (your father might be right, I don’t know), and be reasonable, but nobody should work below market, and, halachically, no Jew should pay below market.
If you think your friend is going off, try to defuse him/her by removing the detonator. But be very careful.
One likely answer to the opening poster’s question is “paranoia.” Another answer is ignorance of the facts and circumstances of the events in Baltimore.
Re the Goq’s first comment: Would your opinion be different if the speaker were sitting next to but with his back turned to a Jew (me, actually) who openly stated that he voted for Barack Obama? The speaker knew I was there and knew my political opinions.
The presumption of innocence applies to criminal charges, not simple violations like parking tickets. That is not to say that unwarranted parking tickets are not annoying, but your life and freedom are not at stake for an undeserved parking ticket.
Jacob and the Jews. Or, Jacob and Some Other Jews.
Re kj chusid’s question about someone’s (maybe my) point: Yes, it is dangerous being a Jew. My point is to raise the question of what we do about it. The answer is neither easy nor obvious, but herding ourselves into a small space in the nuclear age seems to be a dangerous strategy. Should we trust in Hashem, or is Hashem trusting in us to use our chochom (which comes from Hashem)?
the folks who hand out parking tickets.
Re akuperma’s first comment: As usual, you got it backwards. Jews’ buying matza and wine causes warmer weather.
Terrible speech, terrible forum. When foreign governments, even allies, kibbitz in US politics, they risk getting on the wrong side of the US party they are not supporting. When a Republican gets into the White House, he/she will not want any Israeli prime minister cozying up to Democrats.
The speech itself told us nothing we do not already know.
Joseph makes an excellent point. Would anyone care to comment?
Re Moshe1994’s first comment: The Satmar view is that Moshiach is the only Zionist.
The answer to the opening poster’s question is: “So far, nobody.”
But The Goq had a helpful response. Would it be funny if the pedestrians were all kids going to school? Pregnant women? YWN editors? The Goq? nfgo3?
edited for rudeness. Seriously?
To the opening poster: you misspelled Kai Feng. They were Jews who travelled with Marco Polo to China and decided to settle in Western China.February 27, 2015 6:45 am at 6:45 am in reply to: Why are there approximately as many boys as girls? #1063803
It is amazing that the opening poster is so ignorant of probability. And yehudayona is likewise ignorant. Both of you should go back to your statistics text books before you discuss statistics again.
Any anti-Semite knows that all Jews are rich. Any Chareidi knows he/she is rich, just not necessarily with money.
Re first comment by papa_bar_abba: I knew a family that had 2 cars, one for him to go to work and the other for him to go home. Things never worked out.
Brilliant opening post. Allow me to give the correct answers:
a. “American” is one common answer. I recently met a French Jew who said the answer is “Frenchman”.
b. YWN commenters and kollel guys.
Better question: What if a Coffee Room post was written by a Jewish person, but the words are not about anything? That’s how you can tell that the poster is a nudnik.
To get into a shechta program, you must constantly be in a state of trying very hard.
To the opening poster: everyone is waiting for you to leave.
According to some Chabadniks I know, if a Yekke and a Chabadnik, they have children who are always exactly one hour late.
I want to know how the Rosh Yeshiva got his money (other than from Hashem).
Re kfb’s post that Bush convinced Sharon to withdraw from Gaza: what is your source for this statement? I have never heard or read anything like that, which does not mean it is not true). But if you do not have a reliable source for that statement, ….
To the opening poster: If your teacher believes that President Obama is the first president to put his feet on the desk in the Oval Office, then … you need a new teacher.
Yes, it is disloyal, but many rabbis will give you a waiver. Send me $100 and I will give you a list of those rabbis.
Hashem gave us 2 ears for a reason.
Spray painting is assur. Pants for males, dresses for females is tznius.
If I recall correctly, the Jew who assassinated PM Yitzchak Rabin was a follower of Kahane. So the ahavas yisrael notion about Kahane would be overstated.
It seems that the opening poster has already taught his 2.5 year old son how to be a Shabbos goy. I would guess the child has already learned something about Shabbos, but what he has learned is wrong.
Bywater Street in London is spooky.
One important consideration: If one cannot find a place one controls that is sufficiently removed from the people one seeks to protect to store one’s missiles, perhaps one should find another way to protect one’s protectees. By storing one’s missiles too close to the brethren one seeks to protect, one is endangering rather than protecting the ones one seeks to protect.
Oh, dear.August 22, 2014 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm in reply to: What's your favorite restaurant in the NYC/Brooklyn area and why? #1029465
Basil’s, on Kingston Ave one block north of Eastern Parkway. Best pizza – kosher or otherwise – anywhere. Balance of menu also excellent, and staff is first-rate.
I am sure that the explanation is this simple: There was no shidduch crisis for the baby boomers because there was no internet and no YWN to enable uninformed people discuss issues without any evidence in support of their conclusions. For as long as I have been reading about a shdduch crisis, I have been asking for an explanation of what is meant by “shidduch crisis” and what evidence shows that it exists. I am still waiting for answers.
The opening post is probably a ginned-up phoney story from a right-wing political activist or right-wing paid operative. Does anyone think that “Getzel” has a friend whose granddaughter is named “Ashley”, wears fashionable clothing and drives a hybrid auto, which are all uniformly pricey?
It was named after its zeyde.
Correction to Item 4: Preferred plural of grouse is “grise.” Secondary plural is “greese.”
Basil restaurant (pizza and dairy). Best kosher pizza this side of Jerusalem (I like the one with asparagus). And pricey enough to make a good impression without busting the budget. Other entrees excellent.
Kingston Ave one block north of Eastern Parkway.