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Less than 1% of Jews today (in Israel and out of Israel) learn Torah full-time today. And of the over 99% of Jews that don’t learn full-time, most of them don’t learn at all. So the balance we need is to increase the number of Yidden learning Torah full-time today. We need more Kolleleit.
What if Moshiach is Reform? What if Moshiach is chiloni? That makes as much sense.
Of course Moshiach will be “Chareidi”, whatever that means. Chareidi is the term for default original Judaism.
Oyr is correct. Rav Ovadia only said loose pants are better than a miniskirt. He didnt say loose pants are accceptable or permitted.August 9, 2012 4:27 am at 4:27 am in reply to: Adjoining property is doing extension- beam is on my property (residential) #890121
Halacha prohibits going to arkoyos even if the secular court would rule according to Halacha. So how does RHS negate that Halacha?
If you cant go against Rav Ovadia, you must not wear a wig and rather must use a snood.
Exactly. Just as Devora was a Judge does not negate the fact that the Halacha is a woman cannot be a judge.
And the only rabbis that allow teaching Torah shebalpeh/gemora to women, are modern rabbis per a very recent innovation.
Reb Wolf: Which position of Rav Yaakov Emden do you keep alluding to?
Maybe like the last asifa was for men only, the tznius asifa should be for women only? Then, again, truthfully the men are equally culpable as the wives and daughters they allow to go out pritzusdik.
Its every teachers responsibility to tie kids shoelaces. If its too difficult for her, she should be fired.
Pinchas didn’t need a beis din to kill. And if it happened today, one wouldn’t need a beis din to kill.August 8, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893650
Hatikva became the so-called “minhag” of the anti-Torah crowd.August 8, 2012 5:25 am at 5:25 am in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893643
The reason it wasn’t played is the same reason “New York, New York” wasn’t played. Or why Mozart wasn’t played.
Rav Ahron Kotler and Rav Shach and Rav Shlomo Zalman were three of the greatest of the great Gedolim.
Live and let live would mean (in the full sense) to allow the toeivaniks to freely do their lifestyle. The Torah law is to not allow them to do so (whether they are Jewish or gentile.)
Well said Gavra. Computer7: Like Gavra said, the Torah HaKedosha and Halacha is chavanistic. The Torah and Halacha tell us that women aren’t to learn (with few exceptions) Torah Shebalpeh. And to teach it to women will lead them to promiscuity. Shulchan Aruch and Rambam pasken halacha that women’s minds aren’t geared towards Torah study.
Well said, a mamin.
Saying “tznius gone too far”, r’l, is akin to saying “kashrus gone too far” or “chesed gone too far”. No such thing.
As an aside, the Chofetz Chaim (and I think the Chazon Ish as well) paskens halacha l’maaisa that tznius starts at age 3. Who are you to tell them who to pasken like? Even cartoons of pritzus is wrong.
The third party in all likelihood has a contractual agreement with the airlines that absolves them for any human or technical error in pricing, even if they are at fault for the error.
These great suggestion require a programmer to implement them. It costs time and money.
With two people in the car you have a carpool, linguistically speaking. The technical requirements for meeting the program eligibility is the responsibility of the toll collector to verify, not the driver who isn’t required to know (and who may not know) what they are.
Call the Agudah.
You can get the carpool discount even with two people by simple telling the toll booth clerk “carpool”, as you go through the manned lane. Works almost every time.August 7, 2012 2:12 am at 2:12 am in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893609
It would’ve been inappropriate to do so.
No Itchy. I never meant anyone specific with this topic. And I don’t know why anyone assumed it was anyone specifically. It wasn’t.
What if the AC is on “Energy Saver” mode, where it goes on and off based upon the room temperature?
Would it be the same to open the door when the AC is on off mode (energy saver) as opening a fridge door when the motor is not running?
Al pi halacha (not just hashkafa), a woman is prohibited to dress in a manner that will cause Hirhurim.
Sam: You are entirely incorrect. The discussion is entirely generic. It was never intended otherwise. And I don’t even know who you are referring to or why you would think that.
Sam: He brings that as a good mida; he does NOT say that is an obligation or halacha. So why are you misquoting him to further your agenda, which is demonstrably incorrect?
I remember an old humorous ad with some guy all bandaged and in a cast after slipping in the shower.
I believe the Vilna Shas initiated the current pagination.August 2, 2012 5:30 am at 5:30 am in reply to: Correction about Halacha of listening to music during meal #889281
Sam: Perhaps you’re not much of a music person to bein with, so you found a relatively easy chumra.
Rav Falk is considered a godol by the other gedolim. Frankly, no one has ever cited here any, not a single one, specific Rov who disagrees with Rav Falk on even a single issue he discusses in his Sefer. I challanger anyone: name a specific rov who disagrees on a specific issue. Name the posek and the issue he disagrees with HaRav Falk shlita on. Although I’m sure there is some rov somewhere who disagrees with him on something somewhere, by and large everything he writes in his tznius sefer is agreed to by the poskim across the board. Hence the popularity of his sefer. (Otherwise everyone wouldn’t always be constantly discussing Rav Falk’s sefer over and over again. Check the old discussions.)
I’m waiting for specifics. I highly doubt they’ll be forthcoming, though I’m sure we’ll hear a litany of excuses why they don’t want to “mention” which rabbi.
HaRav Falk shlit”a IS one of the Gedolim today.
The question isn’t how many people still need tickets. The question is how many people have tickets they want to sell.
Little you know: Interpersonal relationships is NOT a “mental health issue”. When you get into a fight with your friend, do you take him to a doctor (of mental health)? Same when you get into a fight with your spouse. You go to a talmid chochom with very much experience in Shalom Bayis issues. A therapist may also be recommended by said talmid chochom, if he deems so beneficial to the particulars of the situation. But even then one must be extremely cautious as towhich therapist one utilizes, as MANY are most capable of doing significantly more damage than good (partially as a result of their “training” based on secular lack of values towards the institution of marriage and partially as a result of their own inadequecies.)July 30, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am in reply to: Dr Lynne Fenton, Holmes psychiatrist, didnt pick up on any of his plans? #888160
His psych didn’t know the danger was *imminent*. Therefore he legally could not report him to authorities.
WAJ: Halacha says you are wrong. See the many comments above citing the relevant halachos.
It’s impossible to sufficiently stress the importance of speaking to a Rov before anything.July 29, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm in reply to: Dr Lynne Fenton, Holmes psychiatrist, didnt pick up on any of his plans? #888158
Psych’s & therapists cannot report a client to police unless he knows of an imminent danger.
Sam: Not true. For example, if you sell me a car on the condition I never drive over 70 MPH with it. One day I drive at 75 MPH. You could demand a reversal of the transaction (you take the car back and give me my money back) due to my violation of the terms of sale. But I wasn’t a thief nor did I violate halacha. I simple breached our contract and you were entitled to seek the above remedy.
The only question is whether the airlines/credit card companies allow it. As far as I know, they do. So it certainly isn’t a problem.
And even if they don’t, the only issue is you are violating the agreed to “terms of service”. Legally (both halachicly and secular) it is merely a “breach of contract”. That is a civil matter, not a criminal matter or theft. And the remedy the airline/CC company could seek is based what the ToS allow; which is usually cancellation or revocation.
So, in a nutshell, even in the latter case it merely gives the right to the provider to seek remedies (i.e. not honoring the points.) There is no halachic (or legal) violation by anyone.
Sam: The pendulum has swung far in the other direction. There are only a very small number of times where a needed divorce is ignored. Yet there are many many unnecessary divorces. In fact, the vast majority of divorces are as such. Nowadays divorce is, unfortunately, considered just another option that’s no big deal.
Maybe you can get a NJ Police escort.
If you see someome sinning, you have to notice. In this case not only is she sinning, but she is also causing hundreds of men to sin because of her sinning. So she is causing major public sinning.
557: Using that kind of logic, you will completely repeal all the halachos of tochacha. You can say every baal aveira got a heter. Or every baal aveira won’t listen anyways, so forget the tochacha. IOW, never give it. That is simply wrongheaded. There is simply no difference as to whether to give someone tochacha for dressing pritzusdik than for being mechallel Shabbos.
The Torah and Halacha say we must give tochacha. We being all of us.
Its very fortunate that divorce carries a stigma. I’ve heard gedolim say that divorce should be considered a “dirty word” in a Jewish home. As it is, there is much too much unnecessary divorces. If it were destigmatized, you would witness many more unnecessary divorces.
Whatever you would do if you saw your neighbor eating a cheeseburger with shrimp you should do if you saw your neighbor in public with above her knees showing.
There was not a single country in the world, especially the United States or British Palestine, that would accept Jewish mass immigrants from Europe.
That’s on top of the fact that no one could have conceivably realized in advance the extent of the danger.
The asifa protesters were just a handful of apikorsum, most of them publicly frei, who were not even noticed by 99.999% of the oilem at the asifa.
The CR doesn’t have the pritzus and nivel peh.
How much above face value are tickets selling for on eBay?