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Look in Pesachim 42a: Rav Masnah taught that Rabbi Yehuda said, for matzos one should use Mayim Shelanu. The next day everyone came with their pails asking for his water. He explained it meant water that had sat overnight.
What is the point of this Gemara? A joke? To make the people look ignorant?
No, it’s to emphasize they had Emunas Chachomim, even if they didn’t understand the reason.
George Santos is Jew”ish” but not a Jew
What is the difference between עיף and יעף? Why is the word for “tired” עיף but in ברכות השחר we say הנותן ליעף כח?
The answer has to do with putting עשו before יעקב
עשו was the first to say עיף, he put himself before יעקב
Also when we remember Amalek we say עיף
When you put יעקב before עשו you say יעף
If you want to see a perfect example of sinas chinam, look at common saychel’s response to me. This is a person I have never met, who does not know me, makes false assumptions and publicizes lashon hara about me based on my screen name. I never criticized anyone who was anti-vaccine.
commonsaychel, never did, you’re just reading into my name.
You don’t know me, I never criticized anyone for being anti vax.
There’s a well known story about the Brisker Rov (R’ Chaim Soloveitchik). There was a shochet in Brisk who had a Din Torah about a relatively small amount of money, and the Beis Din ruled against him. He insulted R’ Chaim and called him names and walked out, refusing to accept the ruling.
On Yom Kippur night R’ Chaim went with his sons to the Shul where the shochet davened. It was during Kol Nidre and everyone had their taleisim over their heads, so they had to peer under the taleisim until they found the shochet. R’ Chaim asked him three times for mechilah. But the shochet yelled, “Mechilah? No! Get me my money back!”
Months earlier R’ Chaim had ruled about a treifa animal and this same shochet lost a large amount of money because of this animal. The sons asked R’ Chaim, “Why was he mekabel the large loss of the treifa but not the small loss of the din Torah?”
“It didn’t bother him to lose the money,” answered R’ Chaim, “it bothered him that yenem (the other guy) should get the money.”
There’s a story about R’ Shamshon Wertheimer, who was court Jew for Emperor Leopold, and the Emperor asked him, “why, if Jews are so smart, are they so despised and persecuted?” R’ Shamshon answered, “It’s because of sinas chinam”
The Emperor then went on a hunting trip, and lost his way. He was separated from his servants and horse, and was wandering in the woods in freezing rain. He saw a town and attempted to find shelter, but no one would let him in. Finally he found a house with a mezuzah and the Jewish owner let him stay the night, gave him a hot drink and a fur blanket, and a place near the fire.
In the morning the Emperor asked to Jew to find him a baal agulah who could take him back to Vienna. “I am a baal agulah”, replied the Jew. “Take me to Vienna, to the royal palace, and I will reward you richly”, the Emperor said.
When they reached Vienna, the Emperor told the Jew he could have whatever he wished, but the Jew was not interested. “I can give you lands, estates, the right to build mills, inns, distilleries, bridges with tolls”, but the Jew didn’t respond. “There is only one thing I want,” he said, “in my town there recently came another baal agulah, and his business interferes with my business, I find it irritating that there should be another baal agulah in my town.”
That’s sinas chinam. That’s what Hashem asked Kayin, why are you angry? Because I didn’t accept your offering? Or because I accepted his? It’s human nature to look at what other people have, but the tenth Dibra is to fight against that yetzer, not to covet your neighbor’s house.July 3, 2023 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm in reply to: Reason for the Spanish Expulsion & Inquisition: Secular Education #2205333
Would you go to a Beis Ha’Avel and tell them, “the reason he died was because of this or that Aveirah”?
Would anyone have the Chutzpah to do that?
But when it comes to mass catastrophes everyone knows the reasons.
There was a story in Monsey, about a woman who wore pants and didn’t cover her hair, who saw a Chassidishe woman at Rockland Kosher waiting for a ride. She asked her if she needed a ride and the Chassidishe woman said, “I don’t want to take you out of your way”
“It’s OK, I’ll take you wherever”
Once they were in the car, the Chassidishe woman said, “You should know, it’s because of people like you, that 9/11 happened”July 3, 2023 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm in reply to: Reason for the Spanish Expulsion & Inquisition: Secular Education #2205203
I went to college and took three philosophy courses. I guess I’m toast then.
[לא תתגודדו- לא תעשו אגודות אגודות [יבמות י״ג ע״ב
The more divisions you make, the more you’re pushing away the גאולה
Again, the letter quoted by https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/users/sechel83 is not authentic. Rabbi Soloveitchik was niftar in 1993.
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Hey, sechel83, Rabbi Soloveitchik was niftar in 1993, and could not have written the letter you’re referring to
In 1944 a lot of people realized that FDR would likely not survive and were carefully scrutinizing his running mate (Harry Truman)
My problem with Harris is not whether she’s smart or dumb; she’s radical left.
If you vote for Biden think about this – what if halfway through his term he dies or is disabled, Kamala Harris will be President!
My favorite watch is the Citizen Eco-Drive. Never needs a battery, bought on eBay. Less than $100.
Where are you? Are you affiliated with an Orthodox shul?February 7, 2023 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm in reply to: Shame on EVERY Democrat – re Islamist-bigot Ilhan Omar #2163573
My shul in South Florida was scheduled to have Rep. Lois Frankel (Democrat) speak and now cancelled her after the vote.February 7, 2023 1:24 am at 1:24 am in reply to: Brainstorming an Alternate Term for Boyfriend/Chassan and Girlfriend/Kallah #2163132
43 years ago, at Gush, I heard this referred to as “inyan”
“His inyan’s father is visiting…”
Monkeypox comes from people acting like monkeys
Do you remember 2016, when the Republican field started out with a promising field of reasonable, moderate people, like Marco Rubio, John Kasich, George Pataki, and Jeb Bush? Do you remember Jeb Bush saying, “Donald, you can’t insult your way to the White House”? I would’ve voted for any of them, especially against Hillary. But, no, the American people had to pick this eppes loony who had no background in government, no respect for facts, no regard for the truth, no connection to reality, and no empathy for anyone except himself. Now the governor of Florida attempted to make himself into a Trump clone, but that’s not good enough, the voters want Trump back. Meshuggeners.
and why do you assume that beevee is a teenage girl and not a 40 year old man looking for H.S. girlsJune 9, 2022 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095228
In Monsey, Rabbi Israel Flam was a mechanech (YSV) and also sat on a Beis Din. We (my wife and I) had a Din Torah and he was very nice to us, also he was my daughters’ Menahel. So when he was niftar I went and his sons didn’t know who I was but I told them how helpful he was as a Dayan and they appreciated it.
I remember feeling awkward at shiva visits when I was young, but I think as you get older the awkwardness disappears.
I once was menachem avel by a great Rav whose wife died suddenly, he had just flown from Israel and then suddenly I was face to face with him, and the first thing I said was, “The baalei musar talk about the difference between shivron lev (being heartbroken) and dikaon (depression)” and similar things and the conversation actually was fairly smooth
People who post on this website don’t know what bracha to make on rice
If we as Jews have our own code of law, why should the laws of the secular government concern us? If the states or the federal government want to legalize abortion, I don’t think it’s my business to object.
Anywhere that teaches speling, Teir
Anyone who is strict about Lashon Hara should not be on the Internet
How can YWN consider itself a responsible news organization and selectively censor posts
edited – this isn’t the news page
Here’s a story about the Holocaust that has not been well publicized. […] because the cowards running YWN are afraid…
If you are talking to me, it isn’t fear, it is the halachik issue of inviting l”h
There was a story about Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, ZT”L, who took a train on Shabbos in order to bribe an official, so a Jewish boy who was a revolutionary would be acquitted.November 9, 2021 9:26 am at 9:26 am in reply to: Klal Yisroel Needs an Official Central Yichus Registry #2026263
What about the offspring of TROLLS? (ujm)
ujm, if you think there’s something “not frum” about women going to law school or medical school, you’re very ignorant.
Doctors and lawyers are not “men’s jobs”, unless you’re stuck in some pre-1960 fantasy world. In reality, there are more women than men in medical school and law school, in the U.S. You’re trying to define “frumkeit” by the world of your Zeides and Bubbes, but there’s nothing frum about nostalgia.
Yes, in fact the Chief Rabbi of Tzefat, Rabbi Levi Bistritzky, ZT”L, himself a non-Meshichist Lubavitcher had both legs broken by a crazy Meshichist in a car.
However, people who studied English, spelling, grammar and typing probably earn more money
If every bochur got smicha before getting married, the smicha wouldn’t be worth very much, don’t ya think?
My grandfather had a story from his shtetl, Boiberke, where he and another boy once brought a horse into the Beis Medrash and tied it to the Bimah. The shamash, Reb Chaim Abbaleh, walked in and told them it was a fahrbloonzit neshoomeh fun anderre velt (lost soul from the other world) and they had to fetch the Dayan to Mach a Tikun. This required putting a Tallis over the horse (who did not agree to accept the Tallis) and while they were working on this my great grandfather and other men came in and told Reb Chaim Abbaleh that the two boys were making a fool of him, and so they released the horse and it ran away.
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/users/ujm why do have to make a chillul Hashem?
The incidence rate ratio of hospitalizations (comparing hospitalization among non-vaccinated vs vaccinated) is 10.4, according to recent data published by the CDC. The incidence rate ratio for death is 11.3.
In simple terms – if you’re vaccinated, your risk of hospitalization and death due to Covid drops by >90%.
Bimah and Mizbeach have the same gematria (57)September 20, 2021 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm in reply to: ATTENTION 1 out of 8 women had a miscarriage after taking the covid vaccine! #2009207
From the NEJM article: “A total of 96 of 104 spontaneous abortions (92.3%) occurred before 13 weeks of gestation.”
There was a story about a shul that had made an error calculating the size, and ended up with a sefer Torah that was too heavy to do Hagbaha.
Better to just do g’lilah on the shulchan, rather than risk some idiot macho weightlifter dropping the sefer Torah.
In the July/August issue of American Journal of Therapeutics there is a meta-analysis of 24 randomized controlled studies (3,406 patients) of ivermectin vs no ivermectin and found “moderate-certainty” evidence of reduction of death. https://journals. lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/08000/ivermectin_for_prevention_and_treatment_of.7.aspx
The drug is considered extremely safe at dose 0.2-0.4 mg/kg.
This article discusses possible mechanisms of action.August 5, 2021 12:02 am at 12:02 am in reply to: The irrational response to Covid is part of the Decree from Above #1997292
Chanie315, you’re clearly not an educated person. Viruses are something that people can control, look at smallpox, measles and chickenpox. Smallpox has been eradicated, and the incidence of measles and chickenpox has been markedly curtailed. Small minded people, like you, who can’t see past the end of their own noses (“why can’t we go to Eretz Yisroel?”) never appreciate the seriousness of a public health emergency until it affects them directly.
There are plenty of Apps for trail hiking that will guide you when Google maps and GPS can’t help you. Download a trail hiking app before setting out.