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Charlie, I think you’re getting the American Bison and a Buffalo mixed up (maybe) True Buffalo look very much like cows.
Good questions. Are we permitted to breed a dog and wolf? What about a coyote and dog? A dingo and dog? How differenet are dogs and wolves in the first place?
Some breeders actually do use original wolf stock to develop their dogs, to give them a certain “wild” look that is some people like to have. So this question isn’t entirely theoretical.
What can you learn from this? That’s the question, isn’t it?
LOL… you guys crack me up. Why not try something that “feels” dangerous, but is actually quite safe…. like riding a roller coaster and find out for yourself? If you’ve ever gone skiing, even the first time down the beginner slope can be quite terrifying, you don’t have to snowboard out of a helicopter to get a similar feeling, UNLESS, you’re such a thrill “junkie” that normal slopes don’t do it for you.
And that’s basically what these guys are, like drug addicts. They’ve done everything so much that nothing excites them, except the for the highest “dosages” of speed and danger.
Perhaps what Brody said may be true for a small number of tzaddikim. However, I think that the strict conservative view of the world is look to the talmud, and ignorantly declare that science, medicine, and engineering are not needed.
A man with a bad leg should still use a cane.
I know what you mean. At my shul a few people act like complete idiots as soon people approach the buffet table. In fact, a few people will actually pick at some of the finger food even before kiddish, or washing their hands. ….. sigh…. I gotta get out of this redneck town. And yes, it is an “orthodox” shul
I recently had a discussion about this with my Rabbi #1…. Jews are not permitted to cross breed animals, or plants, but we are permitted to take benefit from the results. So, if you have a male and a female of an existing cross-breed, you are permitted to eat them, or breed them. Sorry, I can’t provide referenced… so…. read at your own risk.
I found this a long time ago. I have a dog and love him dearly.
Read NUMBER EIGHT carefully. and enjoy!
“Dog Ten Commandments”
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any
separation from you will be painful remember
that before you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well
4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock
me up as punishment.
5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends.
I only have you.
6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words,
I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.
8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could
easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I
9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative,obstinate,or lazy,
ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I
might not be getting the right food, or I have been out to
long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.
10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go
with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to
watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything
is easier for me if you are there, even my death.
Remember that I love you.
double tap. delete please.
If you don’t know what a heron is, you might need to spend a little more time out side in the fresh air, to appreciate the beauty of the world that Hashem gave us.
Sometimes I think it’s best to let nature run it’s course.
Let’s say you managed to scare the heron, but…..
G-d forbid if you did interfere, and the baby duck ended up with a broken limb and ended up in a hole and starved to death slowly, or other such scenario. When animals are hungry they kill quickly, and that is the way it should be.
And even if you did manage to get the baby duck to a vet. Are you prepared to pay the vet bill for an animal that will only let be let out into the wild?
Keep a “go to” food around. When you’re hungry, it’s something you can eat anytime, and not worry. I personally try to have baby cut carrots, and apples in my fridge at all times, so, when I fill I have to fill up, I can do so with eating very few calories.
Isn’t silence a beautiful thing? You’ll never know how stupid I am If I don’t say anything!
“You could have caused serious injury by having chairs that couldn’t hold the person’s weight.”
Who could know the weight limit of any given chair??? I’m not ever sure if this comment is serious or you’re trying to make a point with reverse psychology.
Anyhow: Listen, If you’ve befriended this person, and you’ve partaken in the simcha, give the guy a break. It costs a lot of money to be able to throw parties. Also, are you seriously worried about the guy breaking your chairs? if so, try to meet him at his home or on neutral territory.
For the moderators: This is a serious question that I am sincerely interested in hearing about. Please do not close this thread. Some people are big, some people are small, let’s all just be sensitive to their needs. but AVOIDING THIS ISSUE WILL NOT HELP A SINGLE PERSON LEARN. If someone is being insensitive, say why you think this the case and move on, we can all learn from this situation.October 24, 2013 9:00 am at 9:00 am in reply to: Okay, so maybe maybe I'm a racist but how can I know for sure? #981998
Honestly, I think everyone is at least a bit racist, sexist, and everything else to a certain degree. We all have stereotypes about people, women, men, fat, thin, Christian, Jewish, Asian, old, young, attractive, and ugly. It comes from our experiences. There’s good and bad in every group. And every group DOES have it’s differences. Women and Men are different, Talmud even teaches us so, but society would have us believe otherwise. Even the US gov’t treats different groups differently, but they don’t call it racism, they make up other names like affirmative action, reservations, internment camps, racial profiling, embracing diversity and the like.
It’s in my Siddur! Hallelujah is said multiple times during mincha.
At least where I daven
I heard, and read (sorry can’t remember where) that we aren’t supposed to speak the name of idols. Jesus, which is the first name, should not pronounced that way. I’ve heard him called J.C. Yeshkie, and a few other things by Jews, I say Hey-sus, like they do in Spanish. Maybe I shouldn’t. Never thought about that until now.
Christ means “savior”. He’s not my savior, so I never say that, and I try to correct other Jews when they do.October 24, 2013 4:16 am at 4:16 am in reply to: Okay, so maybe maybe I'm a racist but how can I know for sure? #981994
I’m not a big fan of so-called “Palestinians”.. but… that’s not the point.
You’re experiencing differences between some sets of people and others. Sometimes people classify “bad experiences” as racism. As long as realize that not ever person of every race acts the same, I don’t think it’s racism. Keeping your eyes and ears open and seeing that sometimes different cultures act differently, and understanding the meaning of these reactions is, in my opinion, wisdom, and will teach you to how interact with people of all cultures better.
If a Chassid walked around my city, they would get candy for sure!
But seriously, why pass out candy when you can buy it and keep it all for yourself?
Even though this is an anonymous forum, I still don’t think it’s good manners to ask this sort of question of people that you’re not friends with. It’s something that my Dad taught me.
But the truth is, each of us makes EXACTLY as much as Hashem wants us to have.
I think the best detail one could know is one that would save one from wasting one’s time. For example: Will I ever get married, will save me a lot of time if I’m dating.
Another: What’s the best job I will ever have, will allow me to focus on doing the best at my career and not worry so much about getting that next promotion. How many kids will I have … etc. etc.
I think this is some kind of modern idea. Back in the old days, people would have drinks and do business all the time. I think the idea of meeting at a tavern is just fine. In fact, I just read a couple of books about stories of famous rabbis and I recall several instances that occurred in taverns.
They say if you are circumcised you will be protected from being harmed while in Gehenim, right?
Is it really a surprise when zero classes of science, literature, social studies, math, are offered at Yeshivas?
And on top of that, they are highly discouraged to explore the world outside lest they view immodesty, and other sinful activities.
Again, I am truly and wonderfully impressed at the Jewish education that these young men receive. While there is a lack of secular studies, one cannot fault them for bad education, just not a diverse education.
The shul that I attend has been blessed with many Yeshiva students that spend Shabbat with us. And I have had the opportunity to speak with many of them, and their rejection of ideas of modern science is uniform.
I didn’t single out traditional Jews, it was brought up in the comment “Some people here are so ignorant.” and that was my response.
Lost, that might be true, but quite frankly, I don’t care what the “average population” believes. Heck, they even voted for George W. Bush. What does that tell you?
95% of scientists see the truth about evolution for what it is.
If you want the real answers you have to ask the experts about what is measurable and observable within reasonable parameters.
Maimondies knew this.
Let me ask you this. Would you ask a Native American Shaman about a cure for cancer? Of course not. You would ask a doctor who has studied and observed cancer for the majority of his career.
Gentlemen, I would also like add that I really am impressed by the level of knowledge that young men have about Torah. Since we’re a small shul, our Rabbi tries to bring in guests from a larger nearby city over Shabbat to insure that we have minyanim. I don’t want to appear like I’m putting anyone down.
(ooops… and you ladies too, but we really don’t get too many women guests that talk to me, so I can’t speak from experience)
To lighten things up a bit, I have been quoted as saying: If I come back, I’d like to come back as a goat. That way if someone bothers me, I could just butt them in the tuches, and they would just say “Oh, he’s just a mean old goat”
Thank you, Nossond,
I’d also like to add that as a real Outsider (slowly breaking in) that I am absolutely amazed by the lack of scientific, literary, and other academic knowledge possessed by many (most?) Yeshiva guys.
I know it’s not their way to study “worldly” things, but on the Outside, if you argue against the world’s age, you are a total religious anomaly. And this is one of many examples.
Lack of study of any other subjects in Yeshiva is another concept appeared quite strange to me.
Since you are obviously quite knowledgeable about the rules of Shabbat, I’m sort of surprised that you would find ignorance of anything scientific among the Orthodox crowd even mildly surprising.
nossond, that was pretty rude. I don’t think anyone claimed to be an expert, and I don’t feel that anyone other than a qualified mental health professional can help.
And while were at it, you seem to be pretty quick to issue your own diagnosis on very little information.
I make cholent burritos with leftovers!
I agree with kinneret. I have my own problems, so I believe what he is saying is 100% There is medication to control anxiety. I’m not saying you need it, buy it might help you quit. (same as quitting smoking)
Hmmm… that gives me an idea. Etrog flavored ice cream next year!October 1, 2013 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm in reply to: Do we bury suicides in regular cemeteries nowadays #976892
That’s what we do here in this small city in Ohio.
I’ve been told that the Rabbis will find any and every excuse possible to avoid burying a family member outside of the normal cemetery to avoid further pain and embarrassment.
And that it is actually not practiced today unless absolutely necessary. (although I don’t think it would ever happen here)
I try to forget both, so it’s a toss up……
OH… what about people that ask you a question IMMEDIATELY after you’ve put a nice chunk of food in your mouth? They are just as bad, at least in my opinion.
You know the funny thing is you guys assume that everyone thinks about the Lakewood in Jersey. There’s one in Ohio too!
LOL (what’s so exciting about wood from a Lake, I don’t think I will ever know)
Okay. Speaking of learning. I’d like to be able to read the FULL Shulchan Aruch NOW or at least parts of it. The shame of it is (for me anyway) is that I cannot find it in English, anywhere, just the Kitzur (shorted) version.
******If anyone knows where I might be able to find the long version in English, online or on real paper, please let me know. thanks.
rebdaniel, I appreciate what you’re telling me, but I have a very thirsty brain!!!!
However, I do have some good news, a Chabad guy came into town, someone who I can relate to, who knows hebrew and is well versed in many aspects of judaism. We are quickly become friends, but is really more of an uncle/nephew relationship. He’s been sharing a lot of wisdom with me. Thank Hashem! He knew that it was time for a teacher to come along, and He provided.
I will take everything you have recommended to me into consideration, and will make some notes later.
Thank you, EVERYONE for your kindness, understanding, advice, and guidance. May Hashem bless you, keep you, and continue to provide you with wisdom to help others!
can you post a link? sorry I’m such a noob.
You know… I never thought of it that way, but yes, I was hurt. I love being Jewish and studying and finding out new things. You know… I was in the midst of discovering a really great new world filled with brothers and cousins and uncles that I had yet to meet, and then to be so completely rejected was really just beyond words. (I honestly can’t think of a word for wholehearted disappointment of that episode…. bewildered might be close….)
I guess I’ll have to keep a black suit jacket handy in the trunk from now on.September 30, 2013 12:31 am at 12:31 am in reply to: Any first-hand accounts of miracles or Ruach Hakodesh by Gedolim? #1030823
I recommend telling this young man about all of the stories of jews that were saved by amazing coincidences during 911 attacks. As I’m sure you know so many Jews were saved that conspiracy theorists call it the “jewish conspiracy”
Live Right, then please tell me some reasons that NO ONE and I mean NOT ONE Black Hatter would look me in the eye when I walked in to a kolel wearing jeans and a polo. I wasn’t scruffy looking, smelling badly or anything. My dress was business casual (for a jeans day, that is). And I actually stopped in the area somewhat unprepared because I had been there a couple of times already with my rabbi (although I will admit I was dressed nicer) and I was in the area. I just stopped buy hoping to daven mincha or maybe study or just listen. When I was my rabbi, he know everyone and people were friendly towards both of us. I was SHOCKED at the change of the attitude of this community when I came by myself.
it’s one thing to judge a single person’s action but when 40 or 50 do the same thing, what kind of conclusion am I supposed to have?
Could someone please list the internet sites for me? Thank you.
At least he is still in Israel. If you choose to live a secular life, at least stay there, where you have a much smaller chance of marrying a goy.
Also, you will have more opportunities to observe your religion if you choose to. If you move back to the states, your life will be lost.
Um…. buy longer skirts… why not? what else am I missing?
Why do you HAVE to buy skirts that ride just below your knees? What’s wrong with buying ankle length or mid calf skirts that have no danger of allowing you to become immodest?
When you have to be somewhere REALLY important do you wait until the last minute and rush out the door and pray you’ll make it on time? NO…. you give yourself extra time to make sure you won’t cross the line. Rabbis have taught us this, by creating fences. So why buy skirt so short that you even have to worry about it?
twisted… could you possibly explain that in plain english?
Sorry, but I’m still learning. thanks.
see if you can use a telescope
a pair of strong binoculars might work also.
I’m from Ohio, so I feel a sort of special allegiance to Hoover!
While I can’t say that I use them vigorously, I’ve never had to replace a vacuum more often than once every 6-8 years.
I did have a bad experience with a black and decker handheld vacuum though. It never worked very well.
Seriously: Why is it so hard for a woman to cover her knees?
It’s much harder to not drive a car on Shabbat and everyone somehow manages to do it. (not me…. but you guys… i live out in sticks and can’t get to shul without some help)
**********The fact is that it is SO stupidly simple that WE SHOULD be offended when someone can’t follow simple EASY to understand rules of modesty.***********
Why should men have to wear Kippot and Tzitzit and Suits every day and expect any less of women?
what is petel?
How can you say anyone is responsible for retaliatory actions? Governments may have the right to attack enemy soldiers to prevent further bloodshed, but individuals do not.
I don’t believe that one man can be blamed for this so-called retaliation.
Since I’m not a very well educated Jew, are you able to provide evidence that says he is responsible? (talmudic, halachic, rabbinic, scriptural, or otherwise?)
abcd2, I’m sure that was a beautiful argument, but I didn’t understand most of it! Thank you for your contribution. I’ll see if I can’t sort it out on my own. And I agree. We live in a sick world.
Perhaps, but other than some sort of mental malfunction, I can think of no other excusable issue for the performance of such a despicable act.