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June 6, 2014 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm in reply to: How do I convert? I want an exit strategy! #1018598
He was not sephardi. He was chasidish.June 6, 2014 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm in reply to: D-day and hallel #1018653
Is your shul normally in the habit of reciting movie scripts during davening?June 6, 2014 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm in reply to: Why I keep up with daf yomi and all you mongeese don't #1027770
A new square?June 6, 2014 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm in reply to: Ad Hominem Attacks #1018617
Also, no skipping steps.The peace lovers don’t come until later.June 6, 2014 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm in reply to: Ad Hominem Attacks #1018615
That’s your best insult?! I’ve seen bananas with greater skills at this than you!June 6, 2014 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm in reply to: Should singles adopt? #1018911
DO NOT ADOPT.June 6, 2014 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm in reply to: New Type Of Word Game #1018560
ARTJune 6, 2014 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm in reply to: bad,awful,puns #1018720
1.A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption.
One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named Amal. The other goes to a family in Spain. They name him Juan.
Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Amal.
He responds, “They’re twins! If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”
2.Two atoms are walking down the street and they run into each other.
One says to the other, “Are you all right?”
“No, I lost an electron.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah, I’m positive.”
When does a boat show affection? When it hugs the shore.
They arrested the Chrysler salesman and he couldn’t a-Ford bail.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
I used to be a teacher, but found I didn’t have enough class.
I tried looking for gold, but it didn’t pan out.
Long fairy tales have a tendency to dragon.
Old milkmaids never die, they just lose their whey.
What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.
Every calendar’s days are numbered.
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it, too.
What did Godzilla say after eating a four-cylinder Datsun? “Gosh, I could have had a V-8!”
The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.
What did the toy store sign say? Don’t feed the animals. They are already stuffed.
Person 1: How does Moses make his tea?
Person 1: Hebrews it!
Person 2: Jew kidding me.
Person 1: No, Israeli how he makes it!
Person 2: Are you Syrias?
Person 1: I Canaan tell a lie!June 6, 2014 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm in reply to: bad,awful,puns #1018719
Modaah:these are not mine
1.Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
2.I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
3.I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
4.The other day I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester.
5.My friend’s bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast.
7.I couldn’t quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to me.
8.Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink.
9.Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming.June 6, 2014 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm in reply to: singles community #1018712
Nice society you made:)June 6, 2014 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm in reply to: Q. why is it called shavuos? #1018477
Don’t confuse Torah with chasidus. It is called chag shavuos. There is a mitzva to count the weeks also.June 6, 2014 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm in reply to: Marrying your first cousin #1018888
R’ AVraham Gurwitz (Rosh yeshiva of GAteshead Yeshivah) married his first cousin (a Lopian)
Who cares?June 6, 2014 1:23 pm at 1:23 pm in reply to: singles community #1018700
I love getting yelled at. Nothing like starting a nice screaming match on messed up diyukim.
Come to think of it, I probably should have let it go on longer, but I hate reading the same points over and over again.June 6, 2014 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm in reply to: singles community #1018697
There’s the Pico-Robertson area, but that’s MO, although you can try the LINK Kollel there for frum singles.
Are you saying MO folks are not frum?!
How dare you!
If anything, they are better than you because they don’t constantly bash your hashkafa. If you don’t agree with their hashkafas, fine, but how dare you profess them to not be frum!
I have no idea where your assumption comes from, but it is absolutely terrible! The BHMK was destroyed because of spewing insulting, hateful garbage like you’re doing!
Yes, you may not agree with them, but to say they aren’t frum (i.e they don’t care about torah and mitzvos, and they have no yiras shamayim)is a discrace.
How would you like it if somebody kicked you out of Judaism because they didn’t like something you did!?
Please, let’s show that D’racheha Darchei Noiam!June 6, 2014 2:29 am at 2:29 am in reply to: So random! #1018675
Since when does spewing hurtful garbage count as a thread?!?!?!?!?June 3, 2014 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm in reply to: Confusing Halacha, Minhag, Chumra, Shtus #1206392
Halacha: Go out without a hair covering for men.
Minhag- Wear hair covering
Chumrah- Not walking 4 amos without hair covering.
Shtus- Bashing people for wearing the ‘wrong type’ of hair covering.June 3, 2014 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm in reply to: New Type Of Word Game #1018556
topigsyJune 3, 2014 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm in reply to: The Riddle Thread…. #1069934
This method is given in tosfos menachos 106a. Second tosfos on the amud. It way predates Gauss.June 3, 2014 3:05 pm at 3:05 pm in reply to: Confusing Halacha, Minhag, Chumra, Shtus #1206387
Halacha: 1. To Have betachon in “Hazon umefarnes lakol”. 2. To do Hishtadlus for parnassa.
Minhag: To Do minimum hishtadlus and Maximum bitachon.
Chumrah: To be extremely machmir in the chiyuv of bitachon and extremely meikel in the chiyuv of hishtadlus.
Shtus: To bash and berate anyone who chas vesholem is more pro hishtadlus then pro bitachon. (i.e “working boys” chas v’shalom)June 3, 2014 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm in reply to: Halachic Riddles #1137417
When you aren’t learning on a high enough level as you could be. According to R’ Chaim.June 3, 2014 1:08 am at 1:08 am in reply to: New Type Of Word Game #1018554
tipsyJune 3, 2014 1:02 am at 1:02 am in reply to: New Type Of Word Game #1018553
pityJune 2, 2014 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm in reply to: New Type Of Word Game #1018550
piJune 2, 2014 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm in reply to: Imagine a bump #1018323
No. I do not play nintendo. I just have a very ‘interesting’ imagination (so I’ve been told)June 1, 2014 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm in reply to: Techeiles 🔵❎🐌☑️🐟 #1058117
PAA-To answer your question: Rav Soloveitchik was once approached with information about a certain ancient and rediscovered text of the Torah, that contradicted the Torah that we have. The Rav responded to his questioner “What is your opinion of the founder of the Reform movement”? The man responded “He is an idiot, an am haaretz d’oraysa!”. The Rav said back “Do you think we have a monopoly on ameratzim deoraysa”!?
My point:Insert moral of story here.
Another point: who says it is tzitzis at all?June 1, 2014 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm in reply to: How do I convert? I want an exit strategy! #1018590
Did you mean to post that on this thread?May 30, 2014 10:58 am at 10:58 am in reply to: Celebrating a Sports Team #1030721
Mutar halachicly. Might be questionable hashkaficly. Either way, close your eyes at the cheerleaders.May 30, 2014 10:57 am at 10:57 am in reply to: How do I convert? I want an exit strategy! #1018584
What good does that do?May 30, 2014 1:50 am at 1:50 am in reply to: Photo Essay: Approximately 10,000 Women Attend Internet Asifa In Boro Park (?) #1018298
I find it hilarious that showing pictures of members of half of the human race is considered a breach in tznius. These 10,000 women and for that matter, all 3.6 billion of them basically don’t exist. Makes perfect sense.May 29, 2014 3:32 am at 3:32 am in reply to: Yom Yerushalayim #1017987
You may not like what popa said, it was certainly controversial, but he didn’t insult anyone personally.
False. He insulted me personally. My being is bound up with that up Yerushalayim’s. He insults Yerushalayim, he insults me.May 29, 2014 3:01 am at 3:01 am in reply to: For PF to Vicariously Rant Endlessly About the Over-Emphasis of Iyun through PAA #1045800
So Ravina and Rav Ashi just had the words of the gemara they recorded
If they had more to say, why didn’t they?
Rav Chaim said about the nosei keilim on the Rambam that the Rambam never meant most of the chidushim that they say in the rambam’s name. No difference here. (Yes, I know that R’ Chaim also said that the nosei keilim still count as torah. If you could explain that line to me, I would be very happy.) Either way, just becasue the chidushim count as torah, does not mean that it is the best use of one’s time to study that type of torah.
How should bekius (at least your understanding) be taught ? You just sit and read! And use basic skills you already have. Iyun needs training.
So you are saying that we should design the curriculum of the yeshivas based on the fact that rebbeim will have no job? Not a primary concern.
If you learn (and even chazer) the daf for and hour or two day, would you be ready to be tested on Shas ?
No. That’s why I would do it WAY more than 2 hours a day.May 29, 2014 2:46 am at 2:46 am in reply to: Yom Yerushalayim #1017983
I am ready ready to punch you.AGAIN!May 29, 2014 12:50 am at 12:50 am in reply to: Yom Yerushalayim #1017978
Let’s celebrate that apikorsim desecrate the makom hamikdosh for their political agenda against Hashem.
I am ready to punch you.
I don’t care for any future response you might have.May 28, 2014 3:38 am at 3:38 am in reply to: 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 – 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 x 0 = ? #1125409
I used to think algorithims are statements attributed to a former vice president and global warming alarmist. its not ignorance, just nerves I get nervous and cant think straight
Actually, that is ignorance.May 28, 2014 3:20 am at 3:20 am in reply to: Mechitza at Har Sinai? #1017855
I understand your skepticism though, since such a tayna is difficult to support.
I appreciate the empathy, instead of saying like everybody else here would “You are crum. You have no emunas chachomim. You’re an apikores” and such.May 28, 2014 3:14 am at 3:14 am in reply to: Suggestions to Improve YWN #1225513
TNONTB-I don’t like that suggestion. I like to read threads from the beginning as they were said. If you want to skip, press the button.May 28, 2014 3:13 am at 3:13 am in reply to: Plastic Wrap #1017660
Does a clock need a hechsher?
How about a wallet?
What about a door?
What about the local toasted banana vendor?
Does America need a Hechsher?
Does God need a hechsher?May 28, 2014 2:22 am at 2:22 am in reply to: What exactly is the point? #1017146
In my opinion, that’s how all marriages should be. I am advocate for people getting married at age 16 and growing up with their spouse.May 28, 2014 2:20 am at 2:20 am in reply to: Do you have a dream??? #1019072
for everyone i know to get married
That’s not a dream. That is a hope.
Also, everyone????????? Even your 3 year old niece?May 28, 2014 1:57 am at 1:57 am in reply to: Let's make YCT teshuvas, by popa #1218373
failed bumpMay 28, 2014 1:39 am at 1:39 am in reply to: What does your Havdalah "kit" look like? #1017161
overflowing wine symblizes brocho
Or as I like to call it: A holy mess.May 28, 2014 1:33 am at 1:33 am in reply to: Suggestions to Improve YWN #1225509
I agree with LF. I would have said it also but he hopped to it first.May 28, 2014 1:16 am at 1:16 am in reply to: A Brand New Never Before Discussed Topic for Zeeskite #1017545
Rebba Sauce flavor.May 28, 2014 12:43 am at 12:43 am in reply to: For PF to Vicariously Rant Endlessly About the Over-Emphasis of Iyun through PAA #1045788
Back to Bekius vs Iyun, should the Defense rest its case or need more evidence be brought?
Time will tell.May 28, 2014 12:00 am at 12:00 am in reply to: For PF to Vicariously Rant Endlessly About the Over-Emphasis of Iyun through PAA #1045785
Knowing the shakla v’tarya of a Gemara is barely even skimming a sugya. It is superficial to the extreme – as far as knowing the sugya is concerned.
It worked for the baalie gemara, it works for me.
For many years I’ve been making a point, and was recently gratified to find it in published letter by R’ Shimshon Pinkus.
He says that it is rare for a bachur to succeed by trying to work out of the yeshiva system.
And he says there’s really no reason to! Put aside the system of learning, its reasons and justifications. Any serious bachur can find enough time in his day for any seder he’d like – bekius, nach, halacha – without taking away from the yeshiva schedule. How long does it take to learn (and even chazer) daf yomi?!
So no one can blame their lack of knowledge on the system.
Certain Yeshivos encourage this, and very few discourage it.
That’s ridiculous! The point of any educational system, including the yeshiva system, is to educate. Saying they can learn if they want, does not cut the mustard! That’s like saying why teach math for the regents, if the student cares he can learn it himself!
Also, daf yomi? That’s one daf a day. That is way below many yeshiva bachurim’s potential. To finish shas once while in yeshiva is not that impressive.May 27, 2014 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm in reply to: For PF to Vicariously Rant Endlessly About the Over-Emphasis of Iyun through PAA #1045784
Young talmidim should try their utmost to use the years of their youth, the prime years to grow in Torah learning, to acquire vast amounts of knowledge
I don’t really understand this because the Gemara (chagiga 14a) says ??? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ??? ???? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ????. I know that he is not making it up because there is special emphasis given to limuda d’yankusa. (Also in the mishna in avod-niar machuk etc..)May 27, 2014 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm in reply to: For PF to Vicariously Rant Endlessly About the Over-Emphasis of Iyun through PAA #1045783
The Rambam also says that gaavah is the one midah where you have to go ?? ??? ??????
It’s actually one of two midos. The other being anger.
Although now that you have raised this stirah, I am quite interested in an answer. I’ll go look at the nosei keilim.May 27, 2014 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm in reply to: For PF to Vicariously Rant Endlessly About the Over-Emphasis of Iyun through PAA #1045782
I think it might be safe.May 27, 2014 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm in reply to: Halacha open table discussion on a specific Shailo #1017086
1)PBA-What Reuven did is muttar-in fact Shimon allowed him to! Therefore Reuven helped Shimon. If Shimon had wanted to, he could have blocked Reuven’s efforts at trolling. He didn’t, so he is maskim. No money should exchange hands.
2)Why do people use Reuven and Shimon?! It confuses me like crazy! Use A and B, or Tim and Yankel, but Reuven and Shimon rhyme the way people like to pronounce them! Stop with the confusion!May 27, 2014 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm in reply to: Mechitza at Har Sinai? #1017851
RF-That is what Rav Avigdor Miller says about the tu b’av and the women dancing. The men only watched with the purest intents to see which woman would help them serve hashem the best.
I’m not sure I buy it.