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Rav Shach davened every day for the peaceful dismantlement of the State.
Look at it this way, not everyone has a “stanby list” like yourself. So even if you’re correct about yourself, there are many other people who should and do benefit from unsolicited tzedaka requests. (And the fact the baalei tzedaka keep coming back, indicates others have given to unsolicited tzedaka requests in the past.) So you certainly have no legitimate in general argument against unsolicited tzedaka fundraising.
She already posted last week. You guys are late.July 24, 2012 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887736
Yichusdik: The Reform also are good at twisting a Rashi into meaning something they wanted it to mean. Krum.
Every normative halachic opinion holds that everything above the knee (and elbow) must ALWAYS be covered in public. In every possible position, angle and movement.
Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 75:1
As I said, you need the poskim to translate. See:
Mishna Brura 75:2
Chazon Ish, Orach Chaim 16:8
And see the Gemora Berochos 24a about erva, using the above as your guide.
Unless you are supremely confident you give enough tzedaka, you should welcome unsolicited opportunities to give tzedaka.
There is widespread nivel peh and pritzus in the stands at baseball, football and other games.
The actual wording is shok bisha erva.
There are different psaks as to what is erva. Some say (including the Chazon Ish, Chofetz Chaim and Rav Kook) that even below the knee (calf) is erva and you have to cover until the feet. Others say below the knee can be uncovered. But everyone agrees above the knee is erva and must be covered (in all movements and positions).July 24, 2012 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887733
Yichusdik: They are not taking without giving. They are giving Limud Torah. The highest form of giving. It’s the non-Torah learners who are not giving sufficiently.
WolfishMusings: What gives you so much confidence that you do enough?
MSS: I’m seeking a heavy wife.
How many candidates can you send my way?
My contention is that giving tzedaka unsolicited or solicited or giving tzedaka to an unsolicited request all save you from death.
Of course pantyhose alone, without a skirt, is completely insufficient from a strictly halachic standpoint.
If they were neglectful 30-40 years ago (and often they were), it does not provide license to remain neglectful today.
Y’know, I was just skimming through some old threads here and I see multiple threads of certain people constatntly complaining that they receive:
a) too many tzedaka phone call
b) too many tzedaka letters
c) too many baalei tzedaka collecting in shuls
d) too many baalei tzedaka collecting at their houses
They derogatorily refer to these people who give them so many golden opportunities to get the mitzvah rabba of giving tzedaka and saving themselves from death and negative decrees as “schnorers”. The only reasonable conclusion one can come to, is that these type of people don’t want to interrupt their busy lives of movies, entertainment and vacations to spare an “unnecessary” expense for the needy.
Way to go, gavra!
CA: That would be the same as the problem gavra described.
Shulchan Aruch (and the shutz).
This is as basic halacha, as basic gets.
There is no chiyuv to go to minyan, either. Perhaps daven at home, better spend the time with your family and skip all the minyanim.
Tzedaka, OTOH, (unlike minyanim) IS a chiyuv.July 24, 2012 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887728
Sure it has maailos. But it is very much in “golus” just as much as anywhere else.
It means you spend too much time on Google Earth.
bpt: If any public movement causes the hemline to rise above the knee, it is a violation of the Torah’s standards.
I’ve never seen a Yid in just his undershirt on the street or even in his kitchen.
Is the next thread going to be “How do I stop all the Minyanim?” (three times a day is much too much.) Or “How do I stop Hatzalah?”
Many Kollel guys have even less than that amount of time off. And by your own comments you admit that most IDF guys have much more off time than that.July 24, 2012 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887726
Sam: Israel is in the same physical golus as Europe and America is.
interjection: You could claim the same thing about a Yid who eats cheeseburgers in McDonalds every day for lunch.
Yes, the tochacha must be given out of love and care. And in the vast majority of the time, including tznius issues, that is in fact the case.
I agree with WIY that there is a very strong correlation between people who watch movies or read inappropriate novels and tznius problems.
Shirt and undershirt would have to be done undercovers.
I’d tend think a pool area is, to a limited extent, similar to a bathroom to the extend of undressing a shirt and pants (but not underpants/bathing suit) without covers.
Tochacha (mussar) is a halachic chiyuv to give. It isn’t optional al pi halacha to ignore.
If you saw a group of beis yaakov girls sitting down with a cheeseburger and soda every day for lunch at the window seat of your neighborhood McDonalds, your obligation to intervene would be the same as when a group of beis yaakov girls are walking around the neighborhood with their hemline above their knees.July 24, 2012 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887722
So why do we constantly see zionists saying, including repeatedly posting on this very forum, urging everyone to “leave golus and move to Israel”? In that language.
You mean in a way the Torah doesn’t agree with. Such as uncovered above the knee.July 23, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm in reply to: under $100 tickets to siyum hashas source anyone? help! #887384
If they are sold out, they are sold out. What else can you do?
bpt: It very much is everyones business if your wife or daughter parades around bp as if she is in Vegas.
Sorry, when someone is causing masses of people to get aveiros by seeing above their uncovered knees+, there is no way to favorably judge someone causing others to do aveiros.
WebOS / Blackberry doesn’t have a filter. (You could use OpenDNS on your entire home internet, but it won’t help if logging on through another provider or wifi.)
Kindle Fire’s custom Android doesn’t have access to Google Play store. And Amazon’s app store doesn’t have a filter.July 23, 2012 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887707
Sam, he said it in a public shiur. I know someone who was there when he said it.July 23, 2012 2:18 am at 2:18 am in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887691
They’re clearly doing things right. Every siyum is bigger than the previous one.
Little you know: There are many overpriced therapists who bear responsibility of many gitin as well as shattered families. Their “training” is that divorce is simply another “alternative” that their “client” ought to consider if it would make them feel better. Then they often jump on unnecessarily pushing the divorce “alternative”.
The “training” therapists have makes them no better or more qualified than many people without that kind of “training”.
Gavra: What I explained above, is how Rav Ahron Feldman shlita enumerated Rav Elyashev zt’l’s position in his letter.
Gavra: You misunderstood. Slifkin’s writings itself is apikorsus, said the gedolim. But Slifkin himself is not personally an apikorus, since he is mistaken.
lesschums: Your off your rocker.
Zsdad: They were right. America shmad most of the frum who came here during those years. It made them frei. Better a physical death in Europe than a spiritual death in America. And Palestine was closed to mass Jewish emigration LONG before the outset of WWII.
I am not debating you. I am simply scratching my head trying to figure out how you know when the Gedolim are wrong.
How do you know which times the gedolim are right and which times they are wrong? And can you please let everyone else know when you’ve made a determination that the gedolim are wrong on a matter?
A wife is not, and should not attempt to become, her husband’s mashgiach. Leave it to the Rov or Rosh Yeshiva.
Please keep us all informed as to the times when the Gedolei Yisroel shlita are wrong. None of us are smart enough to know which times we are right and the gedolim wrong. You know, obviously, when they are wrong.
Rav Shmuel Auerbach shlita
(Who said there is only one manhig hador?)
He never said that.
Does she have to tell if she gets plastic surgery to help her dating prospects?
An Italian couldn’t understand Spanish (if he only knows Italian) and a German couldn’t understand Yiddish if he walked around Williamsburg.
Those are all good reasons to be chareidi. Indeed it does keep people frum to a much much greater extent. MO OTD is a notable percentage of MO teens and young adults. And it occurs to a far far greater extent than it happens with the regular frum.
If its no different than makeup, why must you tell the guy about it? You don’t have to tell him about your makeup.