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Was there suger cubes also? The garlic is for the chulent and the suger is for your coffee Shabbos morning…
coffee addict – fascinating! Thanks for the post. I looked into it to see what this looks like and it definitely looks a lot more like a worm than a clam. Though I thought the gemara writes the Shamir was the size of a barley and these are much larger -so that’s problematic. However they do eat through stone so I don’t see why they couldn’t be used for the bies hamikdash or for the future bies hamikdash. (Though it doesn’t seem like you can control how they cut – they just go as deep into the center of the stone and live there.) It’s also interesting that they are only found in a 3-5km area of an obscure river in the Philippines. Very well hidden.
There is a lot more details and information in Wikipedia (and at the links quoted there.) It says much of the Hebrew texts come from other sources such as “on your way” (which is frum). Some translations come from Urim Publishers (also frum) and the Talmud translations come from Rav Steinsaltz. The site itself is open source though and it seems anyone can contribute. I would think use it and proceed with caution and always cross reference and double check sources. Same can be even said about more reliable sources like Artscroll where many errors have been found (and fixed in later editions). Regarding work done on Shabbos, I would think enough time passed now that they could have gotten that work done during the week and it would be permitted to benefit from now… Though this isn’t like a pedestrian bridge, it’s Torah so I can understand avoiding it on principle.
Shemita products can’t be exported from Eretz Yisrael according to halacha (except for a mitzvah like Esrogim) which is probably why the American kashrus agencies don’t certify it.
Klugeryid – you need to let it spoil on its own before you can spill it out or dispose of it double wrapped so the rest of the garbage doesn’t come in contact with it.
“The bottom line is that you are not driving around town in a computer , phone or an asprin. What it is , is a statement, and there are plenty of luxury cars out there.”
Seems like the people driving these cars are always the biggest balei geivas out there. You know what I mean… The ones that cut all the waiting cars illegally to get off on to the exit ramp. And of course never they never signal. Does BMW even have a turn indicator because I’ve never seen it used?
In a nutshell they are just very insensitive people that think about no one else but themselves. So why would they have a problem spitting on the mass graves of our parents? (And justifying it to boot!)
Regarding suggestions above about placing something else directly in the bag with the teffilin please see the Shulchan Aruch (או”ח סי’ מב:ג ) as that make be halachiclly problematic. As always as you LOR.May 28, 2018 10:33 am at 10:33 am in reply to: Stop Eurovision song contest next year in Yerushalayim #1526845
Eurovision is one of the largest events in the world, watched by more people than the Superbowl. Holding it in Yerushalayim would support Israel including the Torah community in Israel and therefore it would be a good thing for Frum Jews and the Jewish people in general. Here are some reasons:
1. By Israel holding the event in Yerushalyaim it makes the political statement to Europe and the world the Yerushalayim is our capital. The younger generation will be more likely to accept this fact (something the older generation of Europe has trouble accepting). This recognition is critical to bring the rebuilding the Bies Hamikdash and Moshiach closer to reality (if Moshiach comes “riding on a donkey”). Perhaps this is why Hashem arranged Israel to win the 2018 contest with a what the New York Times called “a chicken song.”
2. By holding it in Yerushalayim, the city would get a huge infusion of cash which would be used to renew and improve city infrastructure. Frum Jews make up majority of the Holy City and would therefore benefit directly.
3. It is likely that funds will be raised to build or improve the venue which would need to hold tens of thousands. This same venue will almost certainly be used for the future siyum hashas events and other Torah gatherings.
4. The influx of tourists would support the local Yerushalayim economy, and Frum Jews, as citizens of Yerushalyim would reap the benefits.
5. It will also promote future tourism to Israel bringing more profit to the Jewish state along with higher tax revenue from businesses. With the increased money the state collects, it would be able to raise welfare and child support benefits and payments to Yeshivas. This would benefit Torah Jews.
6. Unlike other events such as parades that specifically promote lifestyles that don’t match Jewish values, the stated goal of Eurovision is simply to be a song contest. While clearly Torah Jews should not support attending it, that would also be true for Soccer games played on Shabbos. However there should be obviously be less issues with goyim attending such an event. In any case, as the event is indoors, and does not as its stated goal, directly promote anti-torah values, there should be little objection from this standpoint.
7. Chillul Shabbos – and more importantly State support of Chillul Shabbos, is a valid concern. However, this has already been brought up to the organizers and a solution is not impossible. The semi-final events are midweek and the final event is usually well after Shabbos goes out in the Israel timezone (even after Rabbanu Tam). The concern is the dress rehearsals which perhaps could be moved to Thursday night or Friday morning. The other concern is the security presence, stadium staff, and production staff, which would need to be present hours before the event begins which may be while it is still Shabbos.
These concerns are identical to the concerns of holding an event at Rashbi when Lag B’Omer falls out on Motzei Shabbos and similar solutions can be found and in fact there are discussions about working these issues out, but that is beyond the scope of this post.
For all these reasons any intelligent Frum Jew would clearly support holding Eurovision 2019 in Yerushalayim.
The original poster is clearly a troll, possibly a citizen of Cyprus that is sore that they lost to Israel and will probably never win Eurovision or even get a better shot again, and therefore this will be my only post on the topic unless I make an exception for the non-trolls in this topic. I have found this an effective method of dealing with trolls and suggest everyone else follow this advice as well. I have written everything that I wanted to say on this topic to the original troll and will not be replying to any of its inevitable imbecilic replies to this post.
Queens has trees and grass…
In my Yerushalayim mikavah the price went up to 10NIS (like $2.75) from the normal price of 7NIS (like $1.95).August 14, 2017 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm in reply to: Two days in Eretz Yisrael up north. Tell me one thing I should not miss? #1338847
Tzfas doesn’t take two days? You’re kidding, right?
You can spend 2 months in Tzfas and still not see everything!
Ashkenazi Ha Ari
Shem V Ever
House of Love and Prayer
Other Places to Visit:
Torah Gems Bookstore
The Khan of the White Donkey
Cave Of Shem And Ever
Kikar HaMeginim Central Square of Tzfat
The Ari Mikve
Old Tzfat Winery
Artist Quarter of Safed
And that’s beside museums and galleries. Honestly, there are so many tzadikim in the Tzafas Cemetery you could easily spend way over 2 days there… if you wanted to.
But my recommendation for up north is to visit the Banyas… truly one of the most beautiful spots in Eretz Yisrael and the world! Enjoy!
No harm comes to body from doing Mitzvos. This is a fundamental tenet of emunah and worrying about harm coming from doing a mitzvah especially one like oneg Shabbos demonstrates a serious lack of emunah.
In Israel the cuts of meat are different, and while you can get true flanken from Chofetz Chaim, I believe you can only get it frozen. There is nothing better than fresh meat in Chulent.
I have found the best meat to use to be what they call here “Asado”. It is #9. It comes in two versions with the bone (short rib bones I believe) and without them. While not exactly the same cut it basically is flanken. I like the version with the bone since I think it adds good flavor. The only mehadrin fresh version I have found has Rav Machpud’s hashgacha in the bacharein shuk off Yechezkial/Rabbanu Gershom. (They also have it in Rav Rubin but it’s frozen.)
Aside from that, the most important thing to do is too is the keep a low low flame the whole time. If you use a Crockpot also keep it low and raise it up before on Shabbos with a ball of foil on the heat element part (this is a halachic requirement but also keeps the cholent from burning).
Also a Rebbe once told me Carrots don’t belong in Chulent!
Finally, doesn’t hurt to go for a jog/swim/basketball game Motzei Shabbos before sitting down for the Malavah Malka… but never ever compromise Oneg Shabbos by not eating meat chulent!July 4, 2017 11:22 am at 11:22 am in reply to: Weekly Nominations for least understood sentence in YWN #1309987
“In the summer of 2016, the record was 12,798 megawatts, but this record was shattered on Sunday, the first day of the heatwave, when demand reached 12,438 and then again on Monday at 2:49PM when demand hit 12,708.”
The number for AishNY is 1 212-921-9090. Maybe they can put you in touch with a Rabbi or mentor. Also you can contact them via FB. Just search for AishNY.June 27, 2017 9:26 am at 9:26 am in reply to: Weekly Nominations for least understood sentence in YWN #1304782
“After the deeper waters for fear of the undercurrent.”
ZTA, thank you for this information. I searched for a finally found where the sensors are on my Sharp Hybrid model (a popular model in Israel). It requires taping two magnets at the bottom or the doors near where they meet in the middle of the fridge. Indeed even with the lightbulbs removed I still here a “clicking” noise when I place and remove the magnets indicating something else is going on each time the door is opened and closed (probably the fan going on and off.)June 25, 2017 10:31 am at 10:31 am in reply to: Weekly Nominations for least understood sentence in YWN #1303450
“The judge also wrote that he took into account the criminal and traffic past of the suspect, the fact that he allegedly was involved in 16 past traffic accidents and that his license was revoked 16 times, and at the same time I referred to the fact that the suspect was never convicted of driving while his license was suspended. “
Osher ad in Yerushalayim was selling mendelson’s frozen pizza (4 slices) for 10nis (like $2.85) last week – that’s even cheaper than in New York. If that’s not a sign that the guela is here and it’s time to come Home to Eretz Yisrael I don’t know what is…June 20, 2017 11:14 am at 11:14 am in reply to: Have you ever met a woman who doesn’t want to have her own children? #1300058
Lower, sorry. I misread your response. Agree with you 100%.
(I read “wouldn’t” when you clearly wrote “would share it”.June 20, 2017 8:13 am at 8:13 am in reply to: Have you ever met a woman who doesn’t want to have her own children? #1299786
Lower, why not?
I dated a woman who after a bunch of dates expressed that she doesn’t want kids. Think we could of saved time and money knowing an important detail like that ahead of time. It’s foolish to hide this stuff and pretend it won’t matter.
RashbiJr, you can add honey. Also you can saute onions (but make sure to stop before they turn black).
apushatayid, indeed. Why do you think I posted here? To inform the masses who may or may not care about El Al landing on Yom Tov. Also maybe someone at El Al will read the CR and care and do something? Or not.
Either way it makes zero sense to rent a hotel as the cancel fee was 300NIS, a lot less than renting anything. We’ve already canceled and rebooked (with a different agent) on a later flight that lands when Yom Tov ends in New York so there’s no issue at all. Maybe I’ll write a letter to El Al and they’ll return the cancellation fee. (Ha!)
Also I will not use this travel agent anymore.
Yes, in Cederhurst planes coming into JFK are only a few hundred to a few thousand feet high at some points and the company painted on the wings are very clearly legible.
Even if there are no halachic problems, and I believe there clearly are halachic problems, I remain disappointed at El Al.
Apushatayid, as DaasYochid said israelis are not allowed to do m’lacha in ch”l on Yom Tov Sheini.
DaasYochid, would you not agree that leaving JFK airport on the second day of Yom Tov with a car or even a taxi would qualify as b’farhesia?
Basically you are forced to remain in the airport according to everybody (and possibly without even passing border control even).
And rabbiofberlin, I’m not so sure why you don’t think an airplane flown by a Jew that flies right over The Five Towns (with well over 10 Jews) on Yom Tov Sheni for all to see doesn’t qualify as b’farhesia.
There was an agreement that El Al would respect the sanity of Shabbos and Yom Tov and it just seems like they are ignoring the agreement.
Who said I keep two days in Eretz Yisrael. I keep one day for over 10 years since moving here. Maybe stop being so nasty?
And here’s a news flash for you. We did look at a Hebrew calendar and the ones in Israel don’t have a second day printed on it… but we can’t sit in an airport for 8 hours with an 8 week old baby.
Furthermore I disagree with you. I think it is quite problematic for El Al to land in areas where it is still Yom Tov. At the very least passengers should be warned about that and they should refund all our money when we need to cancel rather than El Al stealing 300NIS.
You have a nice day too old man.
If this is such an important issue to us, then why doesn’t someone actually commission a real scientific study rather than just guessing about if there is a problem and what is causing it?
popa, then why are they not advocating that bochrim should start dating at 17 or 18 like chassidim do?
I’m confused. I don’t have statistics to prove it but anecdotal evidence would seem to indicate there is no shidduch crisis among chassidim who have an arranged marriage system, where almost always the bochur is older than the girl. Furthermore it is a very fast growing population. In short, this completely refutes NASI’s mistaken theory.
but if s/o smokes a pack once a year – on let’s say Purim, for the fun of it, then I see nothing wrong with this.
Health, in tenth grade, my friend smoked one cigarette at our Rebbi’s house on Purim. That lead to many more cigarettes and at age 26 he was dead (by lung cancer). So, I personally see something very wrong with it.