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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.
I’ve had jam once.
AT a restaurant, a burger they had for Channukah. Was actually surprisingly good. It may have had an apple slice as well.July 11, 2017 11:25 am at 11:25 am in reply to: Are out of town mesivta’s emotionally healthy places for young bachurim? #1315206
It is not Joseph’s word against a therapist. It is word against Haimy’s a new poster to the site.
1) It appears to be a solid program educationally based on graduates who I’ve observed
2) There are different locations, one in Montclair and one in Lakewood. And there is a track for man and and another for women.
The ages seem to range, most of the men seem to be from “Yeshiva” and even some chassidish backgrounds.
3) the benefit is they have good teachers and a concentrated program. The MS is about 13 months if I recall. You do have to have son undergraduate degree, but they help you work that out.
4) I’ve not heard that it comes out more expensive than Touro. Touro takes much longer and is not cheap by any means. You may get Scholarships at Touro.
5) There is a very robust job placement department which has been very effective. There are graduates in many of the well known and major accounting forms including all of the Big 4 firms.
To answer Joseph FDU is a NJ university and the accounting program referred to is a program run through the University but was arranged in conjunction with the Agudah’s PCS program.
Until he retired, many of the classes were taught by the head of FDU’s accounting program, who is a highly regarded accounting educator who still does many CPA review courses and I believe he gives CPE as well.July 5, 2017 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm in reply to: Yeshiva High School Graduates versus Public High School Graduates #1311517
וּמִֽזַּרְעֲךָ֥ לֹא־תִתֵּ֖ן לְהַעֲבִ֣יר לַמֹּ֑לֶךְ וְלֹ֧א תְחַלֵּ֛ל אֶת־שֵׁ֥ם
“What I havent seen mentioned here before is ER currently has one of the lowest school tax rates in the county. ”
Huh? That is not supported by anyone’s tax bill.
“private school students are getting over 55 million in benefits. ”
It wouldn’t be able to be overlooked if that were the case.
But it isn’t true. Where do you see that anywhere?
“The laws of New York State apply the same in Monsey or Borough Park”
Wrong, again. The law specifically states that there are different rules for districts over a certain size. Which, applies to NYC and possibly Buffalo.
I don’t think Einstein is part of YU anymore.
I also believe that Joseph was referring to the assembly by R Blau which roundly denounced by the Roshei Yeshiva of REITS including R Twerski who minced no words.
I wonder how many of the so called experts here, such as LC, ZD or anyone else has even bothered to look at the budget.
ZD was insistent that special education costs are much higher in ERCSD than anywhere else in the state.
WRONG. Attached to the budget is a copy of the statistics comparing the district to the state (this is report prepared by the NYSED). The average cost is $4,000 LOWER per student in the district than in state as a whole and in comparison to similar districts (NYS’ designation, not mine.)
The average cost per public school child is $2,000 HIGHER than the average in the state.
Total spent on special Education to private schools and out of district schools is approximately 7.99 million out of a total of $65 million spent for Special Education. About 12%. Hmmm. (When the private school population seems to outnumber the public school population by 3.5 – 1)
And that (7.99 M) is less than the amount spent on extracurricular non-mandated services specifically for the public schools. Such as art, music clubs and sports teams( Beyond mandated PE).
“Joseph, a lack of additional funding only hurts the public school kids and not the private schools kids because of the corruption of the school board in East Ramapo.”
Perhaps you should speak to R Bender before slandering the Frum Board members.
This charge has been alleged, investigated, litigated and monitored. Guess, what there were no findings of corruption by the school board. On the other hand, there has been considerable corruption by the so called activists which was described earlier.
“If you live in Williamsburg and you kids go to school in Borough Park, The city does not pay for school busing, It is more than 2 miles away
How come you are not talking about the safety of those students, and other than the b110 bus its not so easy to get from Williamsburg to Borough Park via Public transport , which is what NYC students do for the most part.
I know people who live in Far Rockaway and go to School in Brooklyn and the city does not pay busing, you are on your own.”
So what are you trying to say?
East Ramapo definitely pay for students who are transported out of the district.
And you can’t compare NYC top anywhere else in the states. The laws and regulations are different.
Where did you see anywhere that ERCSD is looking for a “bail out”. There are separate items seeking a fairness in the formula. That is not a bail out. That is getting what should be rightfully paid to the district from state education dollars.
And following your “logic” why would the rest of state only want to pay for extra luxuries of the public school children and not for the safety of all children?
You are so adamant
“The East Ramapo school district has been a huge chillul Hashem for years.”
If you consider anti semites and YCY rabble rousers being upset, perhaps. But not if you were intellectually honest.
There is a reason why the court threw out all the charges by the so called activists saying there was no basis at all for their complaints.
These lawsuits were brought with the hope of personally harassing board members and attempting to cause them significant personal costs and losses.
You are wrong. There would have to be a change to the law to take away transportation. Yet again you show that you comment about that which you know not.
I don’t think that is true. But, your comment is misleading, because you do not say how it is calculated.
Is it based on public school enrollment?
Chew on that.
“They would hire them as a need, not as a requirement. And it would be cheaper than sending them to Kiryat Joel.”
So you are saying it would be cheaper to hire all the necessary staff to provide the services to a single child in ERCSD rather than send that child to a district where there is an infrastructure and services in place?
The simple answer is that you are wrong. You comment is similar to the unabashed haters on LOHUD, do you winder why? DO you wonder why this has never been found to be an issue with the monitor? Because it is balderdash.
“Nisht, it is available but not mandated unless you live more than two miles away. This primarily affects private schools as parents don’t necessarily select schools based upon proximity”.
You are wrong. We had this discussion well over a year ago . You were wrong them and remain so now. There was a vote more than a decade ago, well before there was anything approaching a majority of Jews on the school board ,where it was decided that busing will be provided to all students regardless of how far they live from the school. That may not be the state mandate, but it is now required, by law, in the district. And as such, cannot be cut.
Busing in ERCSD is available for all students by law, regardless of the distance. 2 miles does not apply to the district. This was discussed ad nauseum in the past.
The waste is not in the special education. The amount going to outside districts is not so much more than what it would cost to provide in the district and many times it is less. The public schools do not have the resources for many of these unfortunate children. You need to stop accepting the comments in LOHUD as anything approaching fact.
This was proven to you many times in the previous discussions.
Joseph happens to be correct, under an austerity budget there will be no increase in the tax. I know this because I saw the information mailed out by the board with the details of the new budget proposal and the results if the budget is again defeated.June 12, 2017 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1294237
“The two of you sound like some women – when you don’t like what you hear – you resort to personal attacks!”
Even “the pot calling the kettle black” does not fit this situation.
“I came to this thread, not to list all the cases which I know or heard about Hatzolah, but to defend EN.”
How interesting. I don’t believe you have written one positive word anywhere in this thread. Let alone in defense of EN.June 11, 2017 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1293085
Health – Much more than you!
All you know is CPR!f
So you are not saying what type of health professional you are. The only proof that you bring to the table is that you are arrogant, and that is a sign of being a health professional.
I never suggested I am a health professional. My comment about CPR was responsive to the suggestion that if everyone knew CPR there would be no reason for an ambulance corp. This was a suggestion by someone arrogantly referring to himself as a health professional. I would guess that you may be an HHA.
You are also self admittedly not practicing your so called profession, Hmmm…
You also apparently have a beef because Hatzolah did not admit you. Which does not in the least seem surprising.
You also want to run hatzolah for pay. An organization that has hundreds of people volunteering, but you are soooo good that you would demand pay.
Thank you for clearing yup for all of us why:
1) You are not in Hatzolah
2) Why you will not tell us what type of health professional you are.
3) Why you do not practice in the health field.June 11, 2017 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1293087
“Well, did the guy/gal live afterwards?!?”
What type of inane comment is this?June 11, 2017 10:19 am at 10:19 am in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1292813
Even if everyone knew CPR, you will still need an ambulance Corp.
I have tKen and fact taught CPR and the first step was always to direct someone to call 911.
And knowing CPR is far less than an EMT, let alone a Paramedic trained in ALS.
And actually having performed CPR is much different than just taking a course.June 11, 2017 10:18 am at 10:18 am in reply to: What Happened With Ezras Nashim In Boro Park On Monday Night? #1292802
Since you are asking to be challenged how about truthfully answering the following questions;
1) Just what type of health professional are you?
2) When have you last practiced at the health profession.
3) Why did hatzalah deny your membership?
I can only speak from personal experience and observation and I can say from those that Hatzolah has aced professionally, with great dedication and exceptional competence.
Sure there may be some politics, but that is any agency and that does not detract from the fantastic job they do.
There is a reason that when the police had an incident at the 70th precinct, the police called Hatzolah before city EMS.
He is completely consistent in his disdain for Open Ortjodox in both instances. Who do you think was all up in arms about the Kushners, it was those self righteous phonies of the OO ilk.
Insurance premiums have skyrocketed since Obamacare was firs implemented and I know that the premiums on my plan have almost doubled in the last 6 years and the gross premiums have left $40,000 behind already. And that is with a decrease in the coverage. A plan with the same coverage would command premiums close to $60,000.
I understand meeting the pope to discus graves in Europe and I ma sure that is what was asked of Da’as Torah. I don’t understand singing “shiros vsishbachos” for the pope, certainly not the song selected.
I wonder if Da’as Torah was consulted about that.
I also don’t understand asking the pope about how to deal with children as risk and other similar situations seems to be beyond what would be recommended by Da’as Torah.
These are well meaning people, but sometimes one has to wonder when people become so wrapped up that they can not take an objective look at their own actions.
Your estimate cannot be correct.
In the ERCSD there are over 20,000 children in Yeshivas. That would show that there are quite a bite more than 19,800 Orthodox Jews in Monsey. (Even if you include NS in ERCSD).
The increase in Lakewood has got to be more than 10% over 7 years.
Ask any school in lakewood.
“At least there are tefilos in Aramaic, I.e.the kaddish. There are none in Yiddish. However, Yiddish has a lot of curse words; I don’t know of any in Aramaic”
There are many tefillos in Yiddish.
And that you do not know of something is far from being conclusive proof.
“The Mistake was made before the Mishnah Bruah”
And yet you know the applicability of Halacha better than the Chofetz Chaim.
That is why there are people lined up to ask you for Brochos and eitzos as well for your psaokim.
“Nisht, if you had scrolled a bit up you would have seen my post. Rav Moshe’s opinion on peanuts is in Iggrot Moshe, OC 3:63”
I know where the teshuva is, I have in fact read through it. But there are commenters who like to assert psakim in name of various poskim when it is clear that they have never opened the specific teshuva and only know about it from seeing comments on the internet.
And my point was proven.
So if you were to look what Rav Moshe actually says, instead of just quoting what you read elsewhere on the internet, you would see that he says for those who have a minhag not to eat peanut because of kitniyos, for them it is ossur to eat peanuts.
So it is clear that he held it is not a minhag shtus for those who include peanuts in their minhag of kitniyos.
He does say that one can give a hasgocha on items containing peanuts and say on the package that it contains no items that are ossur, but it does contain peanuts.
Your recipe is a potato puff, it is not a bread.
“If you google “רב ליאור קטניות” you will see some good leniencies.”
There is something very wrong with Googling for kulos (or chumras for that matter, but I do not believe that the occurrence of such is anywhere in the realm of Googling for kulos).
As far as I know, Google never got semicha. Except perhaps from YCT, and that is utterly unreliable.
“Rav Moshe felt Peanuts were not Kitniyot (Movement is towards Peanuts being Kitniyot)”
ZD, and specifically ZD, can you tell us where Rav Moshe said this?
“Potatoes can also be turned into bread”
Every year it has been explained to you that Potato Bread is made with wheat flour. That is still regular chometz, you cannot say that it is muttar.
“Participant Coffee and Chocolate grow in trees, they do not grow anything close to a legume”
Your fantasy that legume is what defines something as kitniyos has been conclusively disproven more than once, why you keep harping that legume is the definition of kitniyos might be baffling to some.
(I am NOT saying that coffee or Chocolate are kitniyos, but your reason is not the reason)
If you read ZDs comment, he did not say to give their opinion “prominence”.
“Quinoa is not Kintiyot. it is not a legume its a berry”
I am glad that we have your psak, however there are real rabbonim who say that there may be reason to include quinoa in kitniyos. Ask your Rov.
But the distinction that you make, that kitniyos are solely legumes, is silly. Rice is not a legume, and everyone agrees that rice is included in the minhag. You love to comment that some consider potatoes kitniyos, yet potatoes are not legumes.
“The Army is about everyone being equal”
No, that is not true, the Army is about listening to the commands of those in command.
Command is clearly not equal, in most armies, the senior command does not get anywhere near the foxholes.
“When you are in the foxhole being shot at, the bullets dont care what you eat.”
So apparently someone does not believe In hashgocha pratis.April 4, 2017 12:38 am at 12:38 am in reply to: Forgetting your learning if you leave a Sefer open, unattended #1249552
Whether you really have respect for R Shach has yet to be demonstrated. However, it seems you must have left a Sefer or two open at some point if you doesn’t know who the ש״ך is. The שפתי כהן is one of the classic נושא כלים that we pasken from.
And no one said forget “all” ones learning, rather it causes one to forget his learning. Any amount of it. Which it is אסור to do intentionally and the psak is that you cannot do action which can cause it.April 3, 2017 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm in reply to: Forgetting your learning if you leave a Sefer open, unattended #1249487
Thank you for defining what lesschumras calls “Bubba Maaseh”.
Kirya”T” Tosh? Really?
The name of the town is Kiryas Tash