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  • in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1718222

    nitpicker
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    BUMP 2 5779

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1714624

    nitpicker
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    sorry that bum should have read 5779

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1714622

    nitpicker
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    annual bump 1 5770

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1502033

    nitpicker
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    bump

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1253761

    nitpicker
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    bump 2

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1253480

    nitpicker
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    bump 1

    in reply to: Labeled OU-D but no dairy ingredients. Why then is it OU-D? #1155127

    nitpicker
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    they are labeled as non-dairy not for kashrus or allergy reasons,

    but to make it clear to purchasers that they are not buying milk or cream.

    this does not mean to say (as it would seem to a kosher consumer)

    that no ingredient is derived from milk.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196577

    nitpicker
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    reminder: most of the comments are irellevant or non-sequitor.

    if you are wondering, ask a rav.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196576

    nitpicker
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    –bump—

    in reply to: Bas mitzvahs #1077527

    nitpicker
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    I know I am going to be sorry for this,

    but

    rav moshe zatsal wrote that bas mitsva is not seudas mitsvah.

    not because it is any less worth celebrating her new status, but because there are certain guidelines as to what costitutes a seudas mitsvah and this doesn’t meet those guidelines.

    interestingly,

    the debreciner, in his tshuva sefer be’er moshe

    comes to the same conclusion. (he apparently was not aware of rav moshe’s tshuva but decided this on his own.)

    he writes that when asked, his first reaction was, “Why not. what’s the difference?”, but after looking into the matter, he concluded it was not a seudas mitsvah.

    over and out.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196569

    nitpicker
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    bump 2 of three.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196568

    nitpicker
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    bump

    Just my annual reminder of an obvious point that is sometimes overlooked.

    Hope the message gets through despite the l’tzonus and irrelavancies.

    in reply to: Modern music is bad #1039009

    nitpicker
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    yekke2 wrote:

    “A similar problem is the belief that it can cause damage to the hearing of everybody, not just the elderly.”

    it can.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196567

    nitpicker
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    bump.

    zoos sell food for visitors to feed to animals.

    this food is likely chomets and must not be purchased by jews during pesach.

    (to rebyidd23, matzoh is not like grass and would not be easier on ruminants than humans)

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196549

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    to oomis.

    Once again, it is forbidden to own chomets. Feeding the chomets to an animal you do not own for the pleasure of doing so,

    may possibly be called having benefit from the chomets.

    but you can’t buy it in the first place, so feeding it to the animals may be a SECOND averah. I know you mean well, unlike some of the posters here, but you are just clouding a very simple issue.

    There is really nothing more to be said.

    I will bump this once or twice more so that more people will see it.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196547

    nitpicker
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    You are not allowed to own chometz on pesach.

    When you buy the animal feed you own it. What you do with it after you buy does not affect the avera of owning it.

    Issues about who owns the animals are not relevant.

    You must not own chomtz on pesach.

    And by the way, it is forbidden to own chometz on pesach.

    Oh and don’t forget, one may not buy or own chometz on pesach.

    what a disgusting place this is.

    in reply to: Zoos and Chometz #1196541

    nitpicker
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    bump 1 of 3 5774

    in reply to: How far must one listen to Gedolim (re: elections)? #970994

    nitpicker
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    last week, (right after laining pashas re’eh,

    someone I work with became curious and asked me questions as which animals are kosher.

    I find interesting that this thread appears right after parshas shoftim

    in reply to: How far must one listen to Gedolim (re: elections)? #970990

    nitpicker
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    where are you going to post to ask if you must follow the psak given you here?

    will it be an averiah to ignore the ruling givin here of the question you posted here?

    will you need to do tshuva if you have failed to obey the rulings of the posters here?

    in reply to: Is your house communist? #969762

    nitpicker
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    interesting. I dont know what contradiction you are talking about.

    I don’t have to defin ‘is’ and I don’t have to define ‘know’ in this case.

    what in the world was the first question?

    you cannot use other peoples stuff without permission.

    if you are not sure if you have permission, you also cant use it.

    you can not logically say the following:

    This object belongs to a member of my family.

    members of family are not makpid (or shouldn’t be makpid )on each other.

    Ergo

    I have permission to use it.

    Which part of no don’t you understand.

    over and out.

    in reply to: Is your house communist? #969758

    nitpicker
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    As to the other part of you question, “how should a house be”,

    well again it depends. Even small children should have things that they believe belong to them. That is how they learn the difference between mine and thine. Just the same, their property clearly really belongs their parents, who can confiscate it if choose.

    As for older member of a household, it is their choice in this matter should be respected.

    My brother and I had a spoken agreement that we could use or do whatever we wanted with each others property. And it wasn’t quid pro quo. I gave him permission to do what he wanted with my things because that is what I wanted to do and visa versa.

    I cannot say whether that is how it should be.

    in reply to: Is your house communist? #969757

    nitpicker
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    I am not sure what your original question means.

    you can not use someone else’s property without permission.

    you already know that.

    If you are asking if permission can be assumed, the answer is clearly no. If you know that in a particular home or house the permission is tacitly granted you, fine.

    There is not much more to say about it.

    in reply to: Is your house communist? #969753

    nitpicker
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    —-

    in reply to: Is your house communist? #969752

    nitpicker
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    you cannot use items that belong to someone else, even someone in your family, without permission. If your family has a sort of understanding of permission, then fine, within the limits of that understanding.

    On the other hand, those who are somech al shulchan avihem, perhaps don’t really have personal ownership, or very little of it.

    Just the same most usually behave as if each is real owner, and respect each others ‘property’.

    Even communists don’t consider the world hefker once something is distributed. (That’s a logical contradiction, but just add it to the list)

    in reply to: Is Laboratory-Grown Hamburger Kosher? #969861

    nitpicker
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    to sam2:

    In the Mir? That is surprising. Perhaps they are not aware of what Rav Moshe had to say about it. Then again, perhaps they are.

    Anyway thanks for the info.

    in reply to: Is Laboratory-Grown Hamburger Kosher? #969855

    nitpicker
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    there are still those today who don’t eat turkey.

    but they are few. I read a tshuvo from the debreciner z’tl

    who wrote that there is no longer anyone who questions eating turkey.

    While this is factually incorrect, but they are so few he wasn’t aware of it. I believe I saw a similar loshon from another posek.

    in reply to: Is Laboratory-Grown Hamburger Kosher? #969852

    nitpicker
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    “Ironically enough, Ashkenazim began eating turkey when they saw Sephardim eating them. They (erroneously) assumed that their Sephardi brothers must have had a Mesorah that a turkey was a Kosher bird and therefore they could rely on the Sephardi Mesorah. “

    Interesting. but not necessarily so.

    when turkeys were introduced there was a lot of halachik discussion as the its kashrus and some tshuvos exist.

    but somehow the turkey became accepted.

    What I have read that exactly how turkey became widely accepted is lost to history.

    The idea that it was accepted because it is like chicken, I find that very implausible.

    in reply to: Is Laboratory-Grown Hamburger Kosher? #969844

    nitpicker
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    and that the initial initial microscopic cells must be from a properly slaughtered kosher animal

    They are probably taken from a LIVE animal.

    in reply to: Is Laboratory-Grown Hamburger Kosher? #969843

    nitpicker
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    to akuperma

    huh? you mean you -were- referring to chometz?!!

    There was never any question as to whether potatoes where chometz.

    There were those like the chayeh odom, who takes it for granted,

    that potatoes are kitniyos. To prove his point that kitnyos may be declared permissible during a famine (not to prove potatoes kitnyos), he cites an example where a place decided to permit potatoes for that year!

    in reply to: Is Laboratory-Grown Hamburger Kosher? #969836

    nitpicker
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    to akuperma

    potatos chometz? I am sure you meant to write kitnyes.

    in reply to: Boys are not ready for marriage at 18 #969243

    nitpicker
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    I actually posed two questions when I started this as tangent of another thread.

    why are most boys not ready for marriage at 18?

    and

    Ought we to try to change things so that most are?


    I heard a story , I dont remember who it was about( I think it was a rebbe but not sure ) who was an advocate of earlier marriage. When a boy said he was some age older than 18 he said, “nu, ben shmoneh esrei lchuppa.” The boy answered, “ich shtai a langer shmoneh esrei”.

    he rejoind with, “mit a langer shmoneh esrei, falihrt min kedusha!”.

    How is that for instant ingenious riposte!

    in reply to: Boys getting married early #1012954

    nitpicker
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    Boys usually aren’t ready at 18. Marriage involves alot of responsibility. Most buys aren’t ready to take on that responsibility at that age.

    true. but a) should it be true? be) why is it true?

    sounds like a good topic for a thread.

    I think I will start it but stay out of it.

    in reply to: How important are brains? #969480

    nitpicker
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    “Ashkanazi jews tend to be worse at spacial reasoning compared to the general population

    Very interesting. I would like to know more about this and how it was determined. Sources?

    in reply to: How important are brains? #969448

    nitpicker
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    rebdoniel:

    Re R’ Shammah

    I have to ask are you referring to the one who founded the

    Sephardic institute on Ave R in Brooklyn?

    Or is this someone else?

    in reply to: How important are brains? #969445

    nitpicker
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    Nitpicker – that is true. I am glad that you are beginning to understand the question, although I am somewhat perturbed that you don’t like it. If you want to start a topic about how important it is to be tall, you can do that

    Actually I guess I didn’t understand the question.

    Even though you mentioned it as an example, I didn’t realize you

    meant how important are brains in a shidduch. Some other posters seem to have gotten it some not. If I had realized your meaning I wouldn’t have posted what I did.

    in reply to: Ask the CR Foodies #1195377

    nitpicker
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    “For the same reason we call people redheads even though they are merely orange. “

    Because orange was not the name of a color until the fruit became popular. The color was named after it. Before that, the color we now call orange was considered a shade of red.

    in reply to: B'dieved Mezuzahs #975647

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    twisted:

    I am surprised at what you wrote.

    I have not seen a decent mezuzah crack in a long time.

    if this were a real chashash you would be mechuyav to immediately check it after rolling, which would make it impossible to ever put up a mezuzah.

    in reply to: Major Spelling Mistake #983090

    nitpicker
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    even books and newspapers are no longer edited and proofread properly. It used to be possible to assume that the grammar and spelling found in almost any published material was mostly correct. seems to be no longer true.

    in reply to: Major Spelling Mistake #983089

    nitpicker
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    to realist.

    I am sure you meant, “

    …in their proper places.”

    in reply to: How long does the tzitzit begged have to be? #964768

    nitpicker
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    to E-O-M

    you mean you want a practical response to a practical halachik question?

    in reply to: Labeled OU-D but no dairy ingredients. Why then is it OU-D? #1155106

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    to pba

    don’t you think you did enough harm in exchange for a few laughs when you first posted that, that you now have to point to it again?

    no one should believe your ‘mosur modaah’, you don’t stick to it.

    in reply to: Labeled OU-D but no dairy ingredients. Why then is it OU-D? #1155105

    nitpicker
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    as regards oreos

    as has been posted here before, oreos are labeled oud because that is what the manufacturer wants: they reserve the right to start using dairy ingredients or equipment without having to change labels. Which therefore means they always may have done so the day before yesterday. You must always consider oreos as possibly dairy, unless you constantly check.

    in reply to: Cutting off cars waiting on linerude or not? #963440

    nitpicker
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    “I will so cut you all off. Just you watch out for me flying down on the left side towards the battery tunnel and then jumping in right when it splits to go towards the brooklyn bridge.

    Oh, so that was you!

    Mods! this poster has just identified himself!

    Well, I got your plate. Be careful what you post.

    If I don’t like it. I will turn you in!

    (I wonder what the statute of limitations is on this.)

    in reply to: How to get rid of a fly #962791

    nitpicker
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    Ben Franklin knew how to generate electricity?

    well, not generate in the sense of using a generator.

    but he could produce electricity and store it in a sort of capacitor called a leyden (sp?) jar.

    playing with electricity was popular with pop-scientists at the time.

    I think he once tried to execute a turkey with electricity.

    in reply to: About the RCA, I do shudder. #962238

    nitpicker
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    oh and by the way,

    as to the din (that we didn’t know about) of sofek mamzer,

    rav moshe zatzal has a really fascinating Chidush about it.

    in reply to: About the RCA, I do shudder. #962236

    nitpicker
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    and do I personally know a mamzer?

    not knowingly, but certainly in the tshuva seforim there are cases,

    including the one I cited above.

    Rav Moshe wrote

    from memory but I think it is substantially correct:

    —-

    But to be machshir the first daughter,

    there is no place at all to be machshir her,

    for she is a mamzeris vadois midoraisa.


    He then goes on to explain why the

    Rav’s attempts at a heter were meritless.

    In fact the very case of the Langer’s proves our point not yours.

    for if in fact rav goren permitted them, other rabbanim did not.

    this was before rav goren was involved and was not a political vendetta against him.

    According to you , it should have been unanimous.

    in reply to: About the RCA, I do shudder. #962234

    nitpicker
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    rob wrote:

    “nitpicker: Please refrain from insults. You don’t know me, you don’t know whether my poster name means anything and you certainly cannot accuse me of wrong attitudes

    I believe I demonstrated and proved my point. You and others may see things differently.

    As for insults, you are a pro. You prefer to insult entire groups rather than individuals though. Kind of a wholesaler.

    in reply to: About the RCA, I do shudder. #962225

    nitpicker
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    to the aptly self-named rabbi of berlin:

    ok, I will one last go at it, though I am not sure why,

    I really have nothing new to add.

    You suggest I google for more info in borokovsky;

    o.k. I will do that. perhaps I will change my mind on that point.

    but just to say again what poster after poster has tried to explain to you, yes rabbanim are very makil in these cases.

    But they don’t take your attitude that there is always a heter

    to be found or made up to avoid an unpleasant situation.

    And it is also important for people to realize that a kulah for the possible mamzer can lead to chumros and problems for many others or even the subject himself.

    Thank you for pointing out that sofek mamzer is mutar m’dioraisa,

    since none of us arguing with you could possibly have known that.

    And I know you think we didn’t know that because you wrote zil gmor. Since you know this, you must also know that omdu chachamim v’asu maaleh byuchsin. They forbade shtuki v’asufi even though the sofek is a stretch. They didnt have your modern, enlightened attitude. They preferred to protect kedushas yisroel.

    Poster after poster has tried to point out to you that being makil does not mean being moreh shelo c’halacha. But you obviously think it does or at least it should.

    There is no point in discussing particular cases with you such as the OP or the Langer case. It is your attitude we disdain.

    And we aren’t imagining the attitude. You gave yourself away when you wrote “rav Goren did the right thing when he..” Who are you to say so? Reminder, I did not comment on the psak but on your double standard. You didn’t even say his psak was correct, which you couldn’t possibly know due to ignorance of all the facts and the halacha, but he ‘did the right thing’, the halacha itself being just an obstacle to overcome.

    in reply to: About the RCA, I do shudder. #962212

    nitpicker
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    benignuman wrote”

    A posek can’t just make a up something to be matir a mamzer.

    Just to enlarge on that a bit, there is no reason for him to want to either. His job is to do his best to find a valid heter because that is what the Torah wants him to do, not because he wants to get around the torah.

    I am sure most of the readers and posters here understand this.

    in reply to: About the RCA, I do shudder. #962208

    nitpicker
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    rob wrote

    First of all, the person in question (Borokowsky) never was a shomer mitzvos-contrary to what “nitpicker’ says.

    Since you have posted this three times, it must be true,

    as we learn from the bellman in THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK.

    I therefore stand corrected.

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