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May 12, 2019 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm in reply to: Why is Kiruv Rechokim becoming much more challenging? #1725775
There is such an anti religion bent to so much and so many in the media these days that it is harder to interest people in religion. In addition due to the terrible intermarriage rate, promoted in large part by the reform, conservative and OO, there are fewer actual Jews. A spiritual holocaust.
There is no truth to the reason that ZD is falsely presenting.
Lawyers charge in 6 minute increments. I believe that lawyers cannot charge at hour minimums. Certainly not when each individual is really a part of a larger transaction.
Interesting question that is difficult to answer.
Would you ask the same about siblings, or parents? Is the closeness in relation to who?
How would you even measure degrees of closeness?
Am I the only one who was struck by the term “Alternative Communities” ? Clearly not looking for a Yeshivish place. Sounds like this was posted by Mike Moskowitz.
Is it assur to go to Walmart?
Is it assur to wish someone good luck?
Good luck with getting an answer to this.
Is it assur to carry in the botopark eruv
If you mean a pro Park, according to Arab Moshe, absolutely.
Is it assur to sneeze during shmone esrey
I have to hold myself in
Is it assur to comment on yeshiva world
Is it assur to drive a car in the rain
You are supposed to drive in the road
Is it assur to pump gas
If you are in NJ.
Is it assur to eat pickles after a fast
Depends on the shiur
Is it assur for a tzedakka org to call after 9 pm
To someone who is a kamtzan like you
Is it assur to partake in a rebbe’s apple throwing ceremony.
No. But you have to partake.December 27, 2018 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm in reply to: HELP – How Do I Stop Getting The Piece Of Trash Lehovin Newspaper? #1653127
“What is Lehovin?”
You wouldn’t comprehend.
But your friends know you in ways that the examiner doesn’t and therefore they may have reasons they do not want to fly with you, even if you did pass the exam.
And saying emphasizing that the FAA is part of the government hardly bolsters its reputation.December 27, 2018 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm in reply to: HELP – How Do I Stop Getting The Piece Of Trash Lehovin Newspaper? #1653074
Yet another instance where this forum devolves into an even lower level than VIN. Truly a goal to aspire to. And this is “moderated”. By whom? Sean Yanklowitz?
“I have a private pilots license, and many of my friends are scared to fly with me. Does anyone have a valid reason for this ridiculous behavior?!?!”
We have never seen you fly or drive or do anything else for that matter to know why your friends would not want to fly with you.
Perhaps some introspection may be necessary.
Thank you for an example.
Although they are quite ubiquitous.
A particularly appropriate name.
I also wonder about the statistic. I seem to recall it is based on miles travelled, as opposed to number of trips or time spent travelling.
People will take a car for a very short trip, the shortest flights, even in a single engine plane has got to be way more than the shortest car trip. And I would imagine that you could hardly compare the average car trip to the average flight. How do the average number of fatalities per trip compare between flying and driving a car (take out motorcycles).
Same would go for the amount of time travelling, How do the statistics compare when you use fatalities per hour travelled?
I am just wondering.
There is a chance that he works for the federal government.December 2, 2018 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm in reply to: East Ramapo – where are our children supposed to go to school? #1635532
Rasha in the past weeks parsha said Halacha he biyadua she’eisav sonei l’Yaakov.
If someone feels that the sinah does not apply to him, there may be from his lack of adherence to Halacha.November 20, 2018 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm in reply to: Being Meticulus when it comes to Flying like one is when it comes to Kashruth #1627106
I personally would not choose to fly on a Thursday evening flight in the winter, however I wouldn’t be so quick to mock everyone who does. If I had my choice, I would not travel to where my office is each Friday in the winter. For many being stuck in NY would be as bad or worse than being stuck in Greece. Nor would I start to create my own gedarim. And not hugging ZD is not my own geder.November 20, 2018 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm in reply to: Is there a word in davening that you always mispronounced? #1626999
Modim anachnu lach SHO-ATOH not SHE-ATOH
I’ve never seen an agreement that specifies a specific Beis Din, but I guess it can exist. But that doesn’t neccesarily mean there is something underhanded going on. It may just mean that they don’t want a run around to decide on a Beis din.
I have seen a number of agreements that specify specific arbitration groups. I’ve seen these in contracts that had no Jewish parties. Do you assert the same allegations in such cases or do you limit it to botei din?
The whole question smells of כיצד מעשרים את מלח.
Why does the time have to come from your learning schedule? Why not limit your internet and commenting time to schedule your shmira training?
Or ask a Rov? You know?
I do not know the information that Judge Frier has before deciding on bail, however one can wonder if perhaps she was more lenient to try to show that her Chasisdoc background will not be factor. So she decided to give an even lower bail amount, throwing common sense to the wind
Couple of items I’ve noticed and seen happen.
1) restaurants will the tip amount to the bill and base it the price including the tax. Which it shouldn’t.
2) The tip will be added to the bill and then they will add a line asking for a tip and will end up doubling the tip.
The 6.83 that CT talks about is a little ridiculous. A waiter in a nice restaurant serving several tables can ultimately make more than $75 an hour and quite possibly a lot more.
I just saw a Baal Simcha give out $200 tips to each waiter. And this was at a Simcha where the waiters are paid 15-18 an hour.
I will say that in my experience and own observations. The first two complaints are categorically untrue. I’ve seen many honorees at many school dinners who were far from wealthy. And I seen many dedicated menhalim working with children who had behavioral issues and other issues who were not from wealthy families. At the expense of the school.
I do not follow which politicians are endorsed by whom so I will not comment on that.
Your summation reflects only your biased take on the topic.
Most people who associate some form of kedusha to Yiddish is because it was a language specific for Jews, and is used as לא שינו את לשונם. It is not לשון קודש though.
Why people talk about “der alte heim” is not because they think life was glorious, rather because of their מסורה and minhagim that often go back centuries. Which is the prime basis of yiddishkeit, as demonstrated in the first mishna in אבות.
Now If you think that Mesorah is defined as being stuck in the ghetto, that is your loss.
Which Israeli posek?
Who is being “forced” to eat the bigs?
The speed limit on most of the GSP, till Lakewood area anyway, is 65MPH. And most of the traffic is at least at 70.
The law in NJ is that the left lane is for passing. It is not meant for staying there the whole time.
Bulbul is correct in that traveling in the left lane at a rate that is slapped than traffic as a whole is wrong, unsafe and annoying, which creates dangerous situations.
I never said I know what he did, only what has been alleged. And even what was alleged was nowhere near Weinstein’s actions.
Nor did I say anywhere that his positives erase the aveiros he did.
And you can not compare someone who became frum because of a deed by a freier person to the active Kirov that R Shloime did. And it is not like the OO, because he pushed the people he wAs mekarev to levels of Frumkeit well beyond what he practiced.
I will say that to me it seems that R Shloime was a good person who was nichshal, even though it seems he put himself into such positions that made it easier. As opposed to Weinstein who used his position to force women to do things. I have never heard anyone say that R Shloime was not a ma’amin, which would make him and his niggunim different from those of Debbie Friedman and those of her ilk. And that would seem to be the position of R Moshe, who said that there is no issue signing Carlebach songs.
Lma’aseh R Ahron Kotler used to sit and listen to some of his songs and weep. And he knew that R Shloime was starting at that point.
Most places that I’ve been, song Carlebach because of the songs themselves and the words they are associated to, not because it is Carlebach. Even most so called Carlebach minyanim use his songs because of the style and not to honor R Shloime. Maybe you hang in different circles.
There were a number of questionable things that R Shloimah did. However to compare him to Harvey Weinstein is completely ridiculous. 1st, it shows that you are too involved in the nonsense of the Forward which would like everyone to assume that frum people are vile misogynists. You are falling for the Forward’s ploy.
Comparing him Weinstein makes very, very light of what Weinstein has done.
On the other hand, I know of much chesed that R Shloimah did and I know people who became frum directly as a result of R Shloimah’s efforts and there are now 4 generations of shomrei Torah, sitting and learning in yeshivos and kollelim just from this one couple he made frum. And that is not the only couple.
The story is not true and it is silly to even post it.April 10, 2018 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1504909
“LOL!!! So who do you expect to give objective evaluations?”
Literally hundreds of thousands of people before you. You keep proving again and again that you are incapable.
But you are welcome to avoid using them. But so many of us know many, many cases where people’s lives were saved by professional, competent Hatzolah members who performed with the utmost professionalism, respect and confidentiality.
I am sure we all hope that your blinding hate towards Hatzolah does not cause you to do, or not do something that will harm you or your loved ones.April 10, 2018 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1504801
You made a comment about “Volly” programs. United Rescue is a volunteer organization, as is United Hatzolah.
And the model is similar to regular Hatzolah in that there are embedded responders.
And I still am far from convinced of your ability to conduct objective evaluations. Nothing you have written suggests that you can.April 10, 2018 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1504667
JEMS currently has an article on its website that is very laudatory of United Rescue in NJ. This is volunteer organization and it is based on the Hatzolah model.April 5, 2018 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1503243
Health keeps harping that Hatzolah doesn’t have standards with who they accept. However he himself disproves that by the fact the Health was rejected.
Oh the irony.
No I am not on Hatzolah, however they have saved the lives of family members of mine with tremendous dedication and professionalism.
No wonder I do not take the word of someone so obsessed that one could almost actually see him foaming at the mouth in his posts.
This is going to sound somewhat in the Spirit of Vnohapoch Hu, but I agree with ZD on this.
Iacisrmma is correct about the lashon. “Eis” means while, as in while davening is occurring. Zman mean the calendar time, so that would mean the time of day for davening.
The reference you provided supports Iacisrmma.January 12, 2018 7:33 am at 7:33 am in reply to: Why Are We Not Fighting The Radicals That Bother Soldiers Like Chillul Shabbos #1448531
Only you would consider the cases comparable.
1) With the OU, it has to do with claimed membership and giving credence to. The are allowing such a synagogue membership in their organization. Chareidi gedolim do not claim affiliation with the few lunatic radicals. Huge difference, but make no difference to you.
2) The uproar about OO membership in the OU is not just suddenly and about this one item. This is a long standing matter of contention amongst OU leadership for a long time.
3) It is a blatant, bald face lie by you to say that commenters smeared all MO. The most vocal commenters are people who consider themselves MO.January 10, 2018 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Why Are We Not Fighting The Radicals That Bother Soldiers Like Chillul Shabbos #1447365
1. And yet there are people who purposely are mechalel Shabbos. That is why people protest. (And what you aver is not true, anyway)
2. This is not true.
And who is being “embarrassed”? That is completely not the issue. They are being harassed , not embarrassed. We are talking about someone wearing a uniform publicly, how is he being embarrassed?
The issue is that these soldiers are being harassed and there is no reason for that and attacking someone is ossur, but it is not embarrassing.January 10, 2018 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm in reply to: Why Are We Not Fighting The Radicals That Bother Soldiers Like Chillul Shabbos #1447209
I should have stated this earlier.
Unprovoked (yes, there are times there are provocations) , it is very wrong to throw rocks at or otherwise harass soldiers, and Jewish soldiers all the more so.
However, I must strongly protest the title of the thread “like chillul Shabbos”. I do not think you can even remotely compare the two and the response that is required.
The same with the protest and outcry, (as minimal as it actually was – a couple of articles published L”A) that is appropriate when there is a so called Orthodox group announcing that an aveirah chamurah, one that carries the oinesh of sekilah, is appropriate, and a life choice to be celebrated. Those who make such claims are apikorsim, and those complaining about protests of those statements clearly lack certain “sensitivity” to Torah commandments.January 10, 2018 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm in reply to: Why Are We Not Fighting The Radicals That Bother Soldiers Like Chillul Shabbos #1447066
1) He wasn’t saying it didn’t occur, just that it is so infrequent that he, who lives in Israel has not witnessed it.
2) A rouge rabbi? Now I know you must be shilling for the OO. The announcementS (yes more than one, I actually saw them) were in the official news letter for the headquarters of the OO, HIR. That would be like the Vatican publishing a memo and you saying it was just the word of rogue priest. Your saying that this is a “rogue Rabbi” is proof that you are deliberately denying the actual issue. (I am not expanding further because that is not the topic here)
3) The “chareidi people”? Do they have horns and pimply, hooked noses?
And the chareidim are opposed to forced army service for many reasons, including that it is huge hindrance to basic shemiras hamitzvos. And in many, many instance, intentionally so. The overwhelming majority of chareidim are supportive of members of the army and explicitly so. We all know about how members of the IDF would visiti that Chareidi Gedolim for brochos, which they regularly give.
That assumes that the amount of income you make is such that NYC income tax plus the real estate tax is less than the real estate tax paid in suburbs.
I would guess for many in the suburbs that may not be the case.
I think one can refer to the essay by HoRav Aharon Lopiansky to understand why MO is not Judaism lite compared to Chareidi. Which is what it seems that many here are assuming.December 8, 2017 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm in reply to: Why are the lakewood rabbanim so against an eruv in thier Town?? #1422868
There are numerous eruvin in Lakewood. No one is contesting that. However, there is not one eruv (or even connecting eruvin) covering the whole Lakewood. I do not believe that there is any Eruv that crosses Route 9.
Route 9 is the same Route 9 as in Howell or Freehold. It is the same continuos thoroughfare, regardless of it is narrower or wider in different places.
It is narishe to call giving candy to children who show up at your door celebrating Halloween.
That is just a matter of spreading goodwill, or protecting yourself from being egged.
Celebrating would be going out trick or treating, dressing up, or putting out the decorations.
I was somewhere this year Yom Tov and saw houses that had mezuzos and pumpkins by the door. That I did not understand.October 29, 2017 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm in reply to: Gravestone (matzeva) Inscriptions seeking opinions/advice………………. #1391455
To number 1, often headstones are used as part of research for families. Such as determining if someone is a Cohen or Levi.
Accordingly, in my humble opinion, I would think the appropriate inscription should be what your late Mother-in-Law’s actual name was.
As far as query 2, I personally do not appreciate double headstone, certainly not ones erected while one of the people were alive, so I will recuse myself from responding.
Davening is not in Hebrew, it is לשון קודש. Most people who learned a Yeshiva or Beis Yaakov know more than enough to understand the words. In addition many also teach peirush of davening. I know that mine and my children’s did.
There are many readily available siddurim with translations in manor languages for those who do not understand לשון הקודש well enough.
More important than just understanding the words is meaning what one davens.
Not understanding the words is often not the real reason why those who talk by davening do so. Most often it is Attitude. The same attitude which may be the reason why they do not know what they are saying. Even when they should know what the word mean.
Leave it to GH to show ignorance of the Halacha of ברוב עם הדרת מלך.
I believe this was already mentioned, but it bears repeating. In many states the law is you drive on the right and pass on the left. The left lane is not for straight driving.
So driving in the left lane, at the limit or otherwise is against the law and you can rightly get a ticket.August 30, 2017 10:26 am at 10:26 am in reply to: The best & worst shidduch advice you’ve been told. #1351184
Worst Advice: Post your shidduch questions on a public forum:
“They are Charedim.”
I am not sure what to make of this comment. Are not all Jews commanded to keep Shabbos? It makes no difference if they are “Chareidim” Not Chareidim, Modern Orthodox, conservative, reform, totally not religious or even Open Orthodox, Shabbos applies to all.
There is a safek according to one shitah about Alask and that has to with whether the dateline veers around land or cuts straight through. The same is not for Hawaii because the dateline would not cut through a land mass.
You can vacation in Alaska without being there over Shabbos (or safek, safek Shabbos), it is easy enough in these days of international travel.
I think the real issue would be that signs are in Inuit and are understandable b those who speak Yiddish, would be difficult for those who do not line Yiddish.
“Alaska and Hawaii have the same issue, There is a Halachic Debate where the International Date line is. According to the secular world, the International date line is approximately 180 Degrees from London. Which is considered the start of Time, However Halacha says Jerusalem is 0 degrees not London, so that moves the International date line”
This is a poor explanation, because it does not reflect the views of most poskim. Not even as a certainty the psak of the one shita that says the date line is 180 degrees from Yerushalyaim.
The article and map referenced by iacisrmma is very informative.