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    “So you “don’t buy” it, Midwest. So what. This isn’t an issue for you to decide or to buy.”

    Joseph,

    Being nasty, for a change? The CR is a place for anyone to express their opinion, even the ridiculously myopic opinions that you usually espouse. You can continue to keep your head in the sand but Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva are on full view talking on smart phones at many a wedding.

    in reply to: moving US embassy #1521684

    Phil
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    Beee,

    It varies. The holy Rabbanim of Neturei Karta are in deep mourning and reaching out to comfort Arab terrorists and murderers. The Agudah Moetzes is in favor of it; see:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/israel-news/1520798/statement-of-agudath-israel-of-america-regarding-the-opening-of-the-united-states-embassy-in-jerusalem.html

    in reply to: Proposing on a first date #1521558

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    If you’re trolling, you really need to find a better use of your time. If not, you need some serious help and shouldn’t be meeting women. But I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said before.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519883

    Phil
    Participant

    Daas,

    They’re not allowed to. Joseph is always criticizing Jews for not adopting various Chassidic practices so I’m wondering why he’s so against secular court, a favorite venue of Chassidishe Rebbes.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519811

    Phil
    Participant

    “But halachicly except in very exceptional cases, as noted, the Goyim do not have jurisdiction to judge Yidden. Even if they assert they do with their laws.”

    Joseph,

    So why then do Chassidishe Rebbes drag each other into secular court?

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519729

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    Please explain why certain notable Chassidim, whom you feel all Jews should emulate, fight their succession disagreements out in secular court.

    in reply to: Meshulachim #1519523

    Phil
    Participant

    Baltimore,

    The sad fact of galus is that sometimes the only way to protect communities from criminals within, is for justice to be administered through the secular courts. Case in point, a number of years ago, the Rabbonim in your community signed a public letter stating that they were not in any position to protect the community from abusers and that if someone had good reason to believe that a person was an abuser, they were obligated to report them to the authorities. This admission came after years of the Rabbonim ineffectively handling this issue, with very tragic results. Similar cases within MO, Yeshivish and Chassidish communities were only effectively dealt with by the secular justice system. Unfortunately, too many abusers and crooks know how to manipulate Batei Din and frum sympathies to further their own nefarious misdeeds.

    If Joseph wants to give away all his money for this type of “pidyon shvuyim” and invite these “victims” to stay in his basement, that’s his business. However, he’s a troll and no authority on Halacha, secular law, or anything else for that matter, so you should be asking someone who is.

    in reply to: Moetzes gdolai hatora forbids smartphone NOW WHAT?!?! #1518516

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    Even if this unsinged letter is authentic, the Moetzes of E”Y can certainly rule for that country but until the Moetzes of America issues a similar letter for this country and they absolutely won’t, it has no bearing on Jews here. I have personally witnessed enough Rabbeim, Rabbonim and even Roshei Yeshiva in the U.S. on smartphones to know that it won’t change anything. And no, I’m not going to encourage your nastiness by naming them.

    in reply to: I have a BTL, now what can I do? #1514581

    Phil
    Participant

    wonder,

    There are a number of master’s degree programs you can consider, such as Computer Science (i.e., Cyber-security). A graduate degree will definitely help you stand out from the crowd and employers won’t care that your bachelor’s is in “liberal arts”. On the contrary, you can present it as having trained you in logic and critical thinking. You’ll almost certainly need to take some relevant math and IT prerequisite courses before they’ll admit you. There are also master’s degree programs in Education that work in a similar manner.

    Another very popular option is to study very hard for the LSAT and score very high on it, which can get you accepted into a very good law school. The only deficit that people who do so feel they have is in writing, so you may want to work on those skills before actually starting law school.

    Hopefully, your BTL is at least regionally accredited and not just state accredited, which will make more options available to you.

    Hatzlacha!

    in reply to: Wife Driving or Husband Driving? #1504759

    Phil
    Participant

    In non-Chasidic, yeshiva communities in the U.S., there is no objection whatsoever to women driving. Of course, a few people like Joseph decry this reality as immoral and think everyone should pretend to be Chassidim, but who cares?

    in reply to: Chilul Hashem #1497827

    Phil
    Participant

    “The Posek was Rav Elyashiv”

    Joseph,

    I don’t believe that you personally asked Rav Elyashiv, zt”l a question about this matter, to which he actually told you to berate and embarrass another Jew publicly. If this is what you are claiming then I am flat out calling you a liar.

    Moreover, your constant twisting of halacha into a weapon to hurt and divide Jews has made you into a rasha. All of the behaviors that you advocate against other Jews you will only bring upon yourself.

    in reply to: Chilul Hashem #1497747

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    I take no issue with the halacha but question it’s application nowadays. No contemporary posek will permit someone to berate and embarrass another Jew publicly. Yet, nothing seems to make you more animated than the thought of such behavior and even physical violence against other Jews.

    You can’t even name the posek whom you claim told you to act this way. It’s just more of your spouting fake halacha.

    in reply to: Chilul Hashem #1497637

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    Again, the Chafetz Chaim never behaved with the cruelty you are trying to encourage in others. Which posek told you to embarrass and berate another Jew publicly?

    in reply to: Chilul Hashem #1497581

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    There a countless examples of the Chafetz Chaim lovingly and tearfully guiding people to act properly. Please cite a single example of the Chafetz Chaim publicly berating and embarrassing anyone to convince them to do what is right. No Rav in his right mind would tell anyone to act in such a manner nowadays. Yet, you are insisting that any Jew can make the determination as to who is a rasha or kofer and act this way.

    Seriously, dude, what is wrong with you?

    in reply to: Chilul Hashem #1497485

    Phil
    Participant

    “Chazal, the Rambam and the Chofetz Chaim all had confidence in the everyday Yid to make these determinations to be mekayim this Mitzvah.

    OK everyone, please make sure that as soon as you get to Shul this Shabbos, you publicly embarrass anyone you consider to be a rasha or kofer! Don’t waste the Rav’s time by first asking him, just go right ahead and start berating!

    This is what HKB”H wants from us and will hasten our redemption, right Joseph?

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1492077

    Phil
    Participant

    less,

    1. Kitniyos contained in a box of processed food that has reliable hashgacha that it contains no chametz. Why is that assur?
    For the same reason that Ashkenazim do not triple-check and eat rice on Pesach. The Poskim chose to restrict consumption of these foods and their derivatives, rather than permit them to be consumed with careful checking. Aside from the Beis Yosef, whom Sefardim rely upon.

    2. Are peanuts , beans or mustard seeds ground into flour or grown near chametz? If not, why are they kitniyos?
    They most certainly were and in many cases still are. In addition to these two reasons, the Ba’al HaTanya added that kitniyos, when cooked, is very similar in appearance to the five grains when cooked. Which is a reason why corn is considered to be kitniyos, yet according to the overwhelming majority of opinions, potatoes are not.

    in reply to: Eating Gebroks on Pesach #1491941

    Phil
    Participant

    less,

    You are correct, kitniyos themselves are not and can’t ever become chametz; therefore, as just one example, they don’t have to be destroyed or sold before Pesach. Hundred of years ago, the Poskim of were quite aware of this fact but (aside from the Beis Yosef) enacted that neither kitniyos nor their derivatives may be consumed on Pesach. This is because kitniyos are generally grown, harvested, stored or processed in proximity with the five grains and therefore may become contaminated with them. In addition, their flours can resemble that of the five grains and might therefore be confused with them. Once this restriction was adopted, an Ashkenazic Jew may not opt out of it, despite any conjecture that the circumstances surrounding kitniyos have changed, which they haven’t.

    in reply to: Hawking is dead #1490930

    Phil
    Participant

    “This is because Hawking’s life work in pseudo-science is strongly focused on pure kefira such as black holes, big bangs, the supposed “origin of the universe” and junk science like that.”

    Joseph,

    Black holes are a reality and have been photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. R. Aryeh Kaplan, zt”l, wrote, based on numerous sources, that the Torah’s account of creation is compatible with having originated from a Big Bang. Hawking may have spouted a great deal of theoretical nonsense and been a heretic but black holes and the Big Bang aren’t in and of themselves heresy.

    in reply to: Chofeitz Chayim about Moshiach #1486959

    Phil
    Participant

    Where exactly did the Chofetz Chaim, zt”l, write that WWII would start 25 years after WWI and that WWIII would occur 75 years later? In 1930, R. Schwab, zt”l heard him say that he saw a destruction coming even more terrible than WWI but he never wrote or said anything more specific than that. The Biur Halacha was clearly his expressed hope, not his prediction.

    in reply to: Marriage? #1486682

    Phil
    Participant

    “Now that i come to think of it, having a “degree” and a “plan” and being broke, is just so much better than having an actual job that brings in enough cash to support.”

    Actually, it might be better to start with a degree and a plan over an actual job that brings in enough cash for now. The reason being that the right degree can help land a job that brings in enough cash now as well as in the future when living expenses are much higher. A non-professional job that doesn’t require a degree might not have the same earning potential.

    As far as cost of living, it most certainly depends on where a family lives but $35K-$40K to start with seems like a good ball park figure. Five years down the road could mean three kids and by the time ten years passes there could be at least six. At that point tuition becomes a big budget item and you might need at least $100K in many communities.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1485962

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    That’s hogwash. Evidence? Nobody knows OOTY’s real story, just as nobody knows yours. For all we know, you’re both trolls, or even the same troll, living in your mother’s basement. Stop using this forum to constantly make critical statements about entire segments of Jews you don’t even know.

    in reply to: Becoming More Wealthy, Becoming Less Frum #1484923

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    That’s hogwash. Untold numbers also went OTD after being attracted to Bundism, Socialism, Communism and assimilation, which seemed to provide a way out of the crushing poverty of Jewish life in Europe.


    Phil
    Participant

    less,

    Correct. I also know of an actual situation where this happened to a well known Rosh Kollel. After attempting to reason with his neighbor, he was adviseded by his Posek to get an immediate stop work order until the matter could be settled, hopefully by Beis Din. The reasoning was that allowing construction to proceed would only cause the other party to become more stubborn due to the increasing costs invested. Every situation is different but Joseph’s blanket statement that a stop work order constitutes mesira is only more of his usual fake halacha.

    Edited by request


    Phil
    Participant

    “It most certainly is mesira to get a government stop order.”

    Joseph,

    You’re not a posek, lawyer or expert in any subject. You occasionally repeat a bit of information from Rabbi Miller tapes and you constantly express disdain for any kind of secular study. Yet, you make emphatic halachic pronouncements about real-world situations and criticize people without any real knowledge or sources. Does spouting fake Halacha make you feel superior?

    in reply to: Are Chareidi women judges the wave of the future? #1479380

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    I laugh every time you bend the truth and post a fake halacha just to criticize other Jews.

    So you have no response to the Rabbonim’s letter endorsing Judge Freier, which proves you wrong?

    in reply to: Are Chareidi women judges the wave of the future? #1479276

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    From your silly response it’s obvious that your research has shown the Rabbonim’s letter endorsing Judge Freier to be 100% true. So why not do the mature thing for a change and admit that you made up a fake Halacha again? It’s what R. Avigdor Miller would want you to do.

    in reply to: Are Chareidi women judges the wave of the future? #1479213

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    Fake Halacha once again. There’s no way for a wife to support a family when the husband learns long-term, without attending college. We’re still waiting for you to respond to the letter from the Rabbonim who endorsed Judge Freier.

    in reply to: Are Chareidi women judges the wave of the future? #1476902

    Phil
    Participant

    “They are very distracted from their domestic responsibilities.”

    Joseph,

    You don’t know what’s going on in other people’s homes and the Rabbonim who endorsed Judge Freier disagree with you.

    in reply to: Are Chareidi women judges the wave of the future? #1476765

    Phil
    Participant

    “A woman’s place is not in the public arena.”

    Joseph,

    All of the Rabbonim who endorsed Judge Freier obviously don’t agree with your ruling. You don’t know as much as you think so it’s time for you to get off the internet and start listening to Rabbi Miller tapes again. You can come out of your mother’s basement when you’re all done.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1473540

    Phil
    Participant

    “Mechaber only psakens that women shouldn’t go outside too much, without specifying a number”

    Joseph,

    How does one implement this halacha nowadays? Since you cited this source, please tell us how often do you let your wife and daughters out of the house?

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1473038

    Phil
    Participant

    Neville,

    No problem! I’m very familiar with their views on women driving and respect their right to conduct their communities in that manner. The issue was Joseph’s fake halachos extending this to BP, insinuating that a woman visiting from outside those communities must be driven and his use of the pejorative “eyesores”. On a personal note, my wife drove while we were in KJ last summer and we saw plenty of women visitors driving; none of the residents even batted an eyelash.

    From Joseph’s previous postings and his sources, this wasn’t simply about women driving; it was about his opposition to women being out of the house at all.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1472454

    Phil
    Participant

    Neville,

    My intention was not to interrupt the halachic discussion, which is the CR at its finest. It was to compel Joseph to explain his citing of RAMBAM Hilchos Ishus 13:11, which states that a husband should not allow his wife out of the house more than twice a month. This RAMBAM is not kept in our world and you can only imagine what any Posek would say to a husband who attempted to restrict his wife in such a manner. Joseph’s citing this RAMBAM and his description of women as “eyesores” seems to indicate that not only is he against women driving, he’s against them even being out at all. If that’s what he actually believes, let him come out and say it. If not, then he’s just trolling and not interested in a real halachic dialogue.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471554

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    The moderators approved my questions every time I posted them. It’s obvious to them and everyone else that there is no anger or ranting in my post. I asked very simple questions regarding the sources you cited and you’re on the spot to respond. The only angry person here is you and now you’re running scared from your own sources, like the bully you are. Answer the questions or stop posting.

    Please do not infer any opinions as to the tone of a post simply because it was approved.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471528

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    More fake halacha and still trying to weasel out of answering some very simple questions. You quoted the sources and therefore shouldn’t be afraid to answer the following:

    1) Do you only let your wife out of the house twice a month?
    2) How many times have you hit her to make her do what’s right?
    3) Do you support your children past the age of six?

    Avoiding these questions only confirms what everyone already suspects, that you’re nothing more than a sick troll, an constant eyesore (your word) on this site.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471349

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    Why are you so afraid to answer questions about the very sources you quoted? Is it because you only cited them to criticize other Jews but don’t actually follow them yourself? You do know that such reprehensible behavior is the textbook definition of a filthy troll, correct? Is that how you want to be known?

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471244

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    I see you’re off trolling again about Zionism and trying to weasel out of answering some very simple questions. You quoted the sources and therefore shouldn’t be afraid to answer the following:

    1) Do you only let your wife out of the house twice a month?
    2) How many times have you hit her to make her do what’s right?
    3) Do you support your children past the age of six?

    Avoiding these questions only confirms what everyone already suspects, that you’re nothing more than a sick troll, an constant eyesore (your word) on this site.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1471010

    Phil
    Participant

    GH,

    If he were more forthcoming, Joseph would actually tell you that “Kol Kevudah” means that women should never be outside their homes at all and shouldn’t even be walking on the sidewalk.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470423

    Phil
    Participant

    “Joseph- you didn’t answer my question”

    That’s because Rabbeinu Joseph paskens, based upon “Kol Kevudah Bas Melech Penima”, that a woman should really ride in the trunk of a car, but certainly no closer to the front than the back seat.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1470322

    Phil
    Participant

    “There’s still the issue of the tznius woman being an eyesore”

    Joseph,

    Did you read what you wrote before posting it? Creating a fake halacha so you can then call a woman an eyesore? Maybe HKB”H looks down at your eagerness to constantly find fault with other Jews and considers you to be an eyesore.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1469640

    Phil
    Participant

    ” So while you can nitpick about Boro Park, no one will deny there are Yiddishe Kehilos and neighborhoods where this issue does apply.”

    Joseph,

    You claim that a woman from Flatbush who needs to run an errand in Williamsburg isn’t allowed to drive herself there because of minhag. That’s the kind of fake halacha we’ve all come to expect from you.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1469578

    Phil
    Participant

    “And just because some people who are frum do something, doesn’t make it right.”

    Joseph,

    First you created a minhag that women in BP don’t drive, so now you get to say that the many women driving cars there are wrong.

    A person who makes stuff up just to declare that other Jews are doing something wrong is in need of pretty serious help.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1469548

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    On busy streets, like 13th Ave. for example, at least 50% of the drivers are women. Regardless of where they actually may live, it means you can’t claim the minhag in BP is that women don’t drive. Unless of course you’re claiming that all those women are in violation of your made-up minhag by driving there, which I wouldn’t put past you.

    in reply to: Minhag Hamakom #1469473

    Phil
    Participant

    “The minhag hamakom in Boro Park is that women don’t drive?”

    Joseph,

    You didn’t answer Meno’s question or was that deliberate trolling on your part? At least 50% of the drivers on the busier streets of BP are women. So much for your made-up minhag.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1467213

    Phil
    Participant

    “Has anyone yet explained why the vast majority of Gedolim and rabbonim basically stick to white shirts? Isn’t it silly of all of those leaders to avoid non-white shirts?”

    Joseph,

    Has anyone yet explained why the vast majority of Gedolim and rabbonim basically stick to wearing “long”? Isn’t it silly of all of those leaders to avoid regular jackets? This thread isn’t about regular people apishly copying the Gedolim, or perhaps you think we should all treat you like a gadol?

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1467092

    Phil
    Participant

    Neville ,

    Nobody is saying that you should wear a colored shirt and nobody is saying that yeshivos can’t set their own dress codes. However, it’s wrong that some negatively stereotype those who wear colored shirts. It’s also wrong that a yeshiva that doesn’t normally mandate white shirts is compelled to do so because otherwise they’d be negatively stereotyped.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1466592

    Phil
    Participant

    Neville,

    It’s every bit as shallow to judge someone who wears a white shirt as being intolerant as it is to judge someone who wears a colored shirt as being “leftern” (your word).

    People have every right to notice the clothing that someone else is wearing but they’re not free to judge and stereotype the person if they’re not violating halacha. The fact that this happens in certain places is not to their credit.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1466443

    Phil
    Participant

    Neville,

    Wearing a white shirt doesn’t make you shallow but judging and stereotyping someone for wearing a colored shirt most certainly does.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1466368

    Phil
    Participant

    “Could you imagine Rav Moshe or Rav Chaim in a blue shirt?”

    Joseph,

    Only a nasty troll could imagine Rav Moshe or Rav Chaim judging someone for wearing a blue shirt.


    Phil
    Participant

    “There are no Chareidim in the IDF. Only former Chareidim gone bad”

    Mods,

    Please stop supporting this sick, nasty troll and ban him.

    in reply to: The Chofetz Chaim mesorah is great #1465671

    Phil
    Participant

    ” I wear white, not because I think it’s a halachic issue, but because wearing colored would cause people to associate me with the leftern hemisphere of the community.”

    Thankfully, for the most part the USA doesn’t suffer from the societal shallowness of other places and one isn’t automatically pegged as “leftern” (whatever that is) simply for wearing a colored shirt.

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