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  • in reply to: The zoo needs to change its attitude about tigers (T) #1795096
    ramateshkolnik
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    They treat these animals like royalty!
    We got an email on Sunday from London Zoo about a chimp that died:
    “Once anaesthetised, and with the support of specialist doctors from University College Hospital and Guys and St Thomas’ in London, our vets could see that Kumbuka had an infection which required surgery to further investigate. Sadly this revealed that the infection was severe and widespread, and that the kindest, and only, option was to not bring him round from the anaesthesia.”
    If only your average Joe on the NHS would get a team of doctors from two hospitals for their health issues…

    in reply to: Unrealistic ways to lower tuition #1690743
    ramateshkolnik
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    Don’t pay your staff

    in reply to: Your cheap car stories #1687235
    ramateshkolnik
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    I need a cheap car. I searched online but couldn’t find. A couple days later, my boss sent me somewhere 10 miles away for a days work. The night before I had to go, I looked online around that location, found something I liked, checked it out at lunchtime, chewed over it thru the afternoon, and drove it home that night. Cost £650. Would have lasted for years. My best buy ever.

    in reply to: Kol Salonika #1687227
    ramateshkolnik
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    Some Google searches on; I think it’s because Avram Pengas was the lead guitarist. He was born in Athens. The series are titled ‘the new chassidic Greek sound’.
    There is something written about Salonika on the vinel jacket but resolution is too low to read.

    in reply to: Should Britain Become the 51st State? #1678297
    ramateshkolnik
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    Erm… I think that you fundamentally misunderstand when Brexit is about.
    Is Brits are not looking for another stab at giving up our sovereignty, another attempt at allowing mass migration, etc etc etc.
    Least of all switching the Queen for…

    ramateshkolnik
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    Whilst not directly answering, Pesach Krohn’s advice about Pesach was that it’s absolutely normal to cry at the Seder. Which was good advice, seeing as that’s what happened. So feeling sad is just normal. Don’t expect not to be.

    in reply to: Tishah BeAv and Yom HaShoah #1566378
    ramateshkolnik
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    Can I pose another question re Holocaust memorial;
    The purpose of remembering the Churban Bayis is clear; realise the lack of Shechina, work on Ahavas Yisroel, Limud Torah, or any of a score of similar themes (and please don’t start nitpicking at that).
    How does one meaningfully remember the Holocaust? I of course am not downplaying it’s significance. But this year, on Tisha B’av, after seeing a historical account, I was left with a feeling of overwhelming sadness, but also the question how to channel that feeling.
    Ideas?

    in reply to: WHO was right in this situation? #1105462
    ramateshkolnik
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    I think that the moral of the story is not to allow husbands to change diapers.

    in reply to: Rant – Doing a chesed in return for tzeddokah #1061779
    ramateshkolnik
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    I think that your case is slightly different DY. If you all a professional to work for you, he is entitled to ask for pay. (Even so, is his chessed bigger or smaller with the donation to tzeddokah?)

    But if you are giving something away, obviously or possibly the recipient is not wealthy or he would buy it! So why are you extorting money? Or if you are setting up a Gemach, why can’t you just do the cheeses without asking for money? It’s not your business what someone give to tzeddokah!

    in reply to: Rant – Doing a chesed in return for tzeddokah #1061771
    ramateshkolnik
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    DaasYochid – I think you miss the point.

    Any suggestion to give creates pressure, especially if you don’t have means to give. Why should a benefactor make the guy feel bad that he can’t afford a donation?

    And about gemachs – the whole point of the gemach is to save people the cost of renting or selling! So why then ask for a donation?

    in reply to: Aruch Hashulchan #1061640
    ramateshkolnik
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    To Shulchanhashalem

    I generally dislike these tit for tat conversations – but lets go.

    1. Could you clarify which of my sources are second hand?

    2. I don’t think that any of your proofs stand up to scrutiny.

    a. The CC was the recognised Godol – The recognised godol is not necessary the recognised posek, there are different roles in Klal Yisroel, eg the Ari is not recognised as a Posek. I am not going to risk mentioning names of current Gedolim and I suggest that you don’t either.

    b. The OH quotes the MB – I am sure that the OH recognised the MB as a tremendous sefer, and he therefore quotes it. He is happy to disagree on hundreds of instances, and don’t see that your proof has any bearing on the argument.

    c. Many people ask the MB for his seforim – maybe because he sold them personally and not published in shops? I have no idea of the accepted publishing norms of the time. Maybe they were only referring to his Sefer Chofetz Chaim? I really don’t think this is at all persuasive.

    d. The CC corresponded world wide – again, as he lived far longer than his contemporaries, he became the Godol Hador. But are these piskei Halocho? I understood that R CO Grodzinsky became the defacto posek in 20s/30s.

    3. Contemporary practise is clear that many minhogim were like the OH, as pointed out in the quote from R Schachter. Another example would be when people daven Maariv, it being clear that the current trend to daven Maariv Bizmano comes from people converging towards the MB as opposed to the OH.

    I would point you to this interesting biography which clearly shows that the CC felt himself secondary to RCO Grodzinsky, and which does not mention his alleged posek hador status.

    sorry, no links

    In friendship

    Ramat

    in reply to: Aruch Hashulchan #1061626
    ramateshkolnik
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    Replying to Shulchanhashalem, I think that proof that the OH was the mainstream posek is that many of his pesokim is what was done by mainstream yidden in Europe, as opposed to things in MB which are being taken on in the last few decades.

    For example – I know from a resident of Krakow that they would use a “hackmesser” on Shabbos, something the OH allows and the MB forbids. I believe that there are many examples of this.

    Whilst the CC may have been considered the godol hador (and definitely in his latter years when he was the last of his generation of gedolim due to his advanced age), the OH was among the poskei hador (including the Maharsham and Ben Ish Chai for sefardim).

    The Chazon Ish was very much for the Mishna Berura, writing that it is like Sanhedrin Milishkas Hagoziz, and his influence on the increasingly influential Yeshiva community has influenced the increased usage of the MB.

    Does anyone know why there is no published OH on some parts of Shulchan Oruch? In his introduction he writes that he is publishing on all 4 chalokim, yet some parts (eg Yayin Nesech and Hilchos Avodo Zoro) are unfortunately not available. Did he never write them or are they lost?

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