Shimon Nodel

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  • in reply to: Simchas Torah #1902634
    Shimon Nodel
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    I can’t speak for others, but my mother taught me when I was 4 years old not to be near strangers when I’m sick. It’s common sense. I’m shocked to see adults who don’t know better in this age of information. Where does this come from?

    in reply to: Simchas Torah #1902630
    Shimon Nodel
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    2scents, 100% yes! If someone has the flu and mixes with other people that person is a rotzeach. I’m surprised you had to ask that question thinking it was a point to prove your argument. Pshita

    in reply to: Will you be in shul on Rosh Hashanah #1894109
    Shimon Nodel
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    Forshayer, davening 50 apart outside isn’t a minyan even if there are a thousand people. Unless there are some kind of mechitzos or structure. Ask your rav

    in reply to: Would you take a Russian vaccine? #1891620
    Shimon Nodel
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    No, because Russia is a fake country

    in reply to: Whos getting hurt most #1883851
    Shimon Nodel
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    The responsibility of a rebbe or rosh yeshiva towards his talmid is forever. It doesn’t end after the talmid has left yeshiva. If your rebbe is not capable or not willing to be there for you, then he is not the right rebbe for you. Get a new rebbe or go back to the same yeshiva if you can. Also, try to communicate with your rebbe your concerns. You may be surprised.

    in reply to: help for cholent #1878672
    Shimon Nodel
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    Turkey or chicken pastrami

    in reply to: Shidduchim – why so hard? #1867599
    Shimon Nodel
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    There are many geirim and BTs who are outstanding frum yidden who are available. Expand your network a bit. The main thing to look for aside from good midos is yiras shamayim and a strong שאיפות

    in reply to: Looking for a shiduch #1857416
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    You are not required by halacha to reveal your “issues” up until wedding plans are underway. The smart thing to do is not reveal these things until you’re both ready to get engaged. Of course the possibility of breaking up at that point is all the more heartbreaking and painful, but it’s the logical thing to do if it’s preventing you from getting married. I’d say at least 50% of women would not break it up at such a late stage into the relationship. What matters is how you explain it to her. Rehearse with a friend, talk to your Rebbe.

    This may not be in accordance with halacha. Check with your rav. -29

    in reply to: Refund For Seminaries Due To COVID-19 #1856137
    Shimon Nodel
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    I don’t know the halacha, but I think it’s right to keep paying yeshivos if one can afford it. I’m not sure I feel the same way about seminaries

    in reply to: Being a Ger and BT #1849870
    Shimon Nodel
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    Levi, I understand what you are saying and indeed you raise some interesting points of discussion. See this שקלא וטריא in which these questions are analyzed at length. למעשה, if the ger was frum if even for a brief period of time we say דברים שבלב אינן דברים and given that בית דין saw no sibah or siman to make us think the ger wasn’t mekabel we assume everything was kosher after we see he was frum initially. The Rambam writes that he has the din of a Yisrael mumar. (I only saw these just when I went over this )

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    in reply to: Being a Ger and BT #1849593
    Shimon Nodel
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    Levi365248
    I know that you have good intentions and מקנא לשם, so don’t take this personally.

    I am neither a posek nor a talmid chacham, but I am sure of this as fact (Though of course it’s always good to discuss דברי הלכה with a talmid chacham).

    There is no such precedent as אגלאי מילתא regarding קבלת עול מצוות. Whatever Beis Din has done is final. If a ger starts keeping mitzvos and conducting himself as a Jew for a period of time, that is sufficient to see that he has accepted the yolk of Torah. Although קבלת עול מצוות is an absolute requirement equal to Milah and Tvilah, as long we see that the ger in question has accepted, there is no going back. Were the ger to become a mumar afterwards, his status is still Yisrael. Even if the קבלה was שלא לשמה and not for fear of heaven such as for the sake of marriage, wealth, fear, etc. it is valid מה שעשה עשוי. In the case of the Cusim, they only accepted to keep the מצוות אלוקי הארץ because they were being eaten by lions, their status was Yisrael until the later Tanaim discovered that they were doing avodah zarah all along in secret.
    In the case of ger katan, when the child comes of age there is a disagreement among the Rishonim as to how long must he or she be acting as a Jew to keep the status of Yisrael. After a certain period of time though, there is no going back.
    I would really like to know who is this posek who told you otherwise. I highly doubt there can be any uncertainty regarding markiplier. If a proper Beis Din (technically even three Jews who are shomrei shabbos) did his geirus, it is absolutely final [definitely after being frum for certain time].

    Of course of course I can be dead wrong and talking complete טפשות. So if anyone can answer me otherwise, please do.
    It’s very important to watchful when talking about a specific individual. We don’t want to become מסיתים חס וחלילה. In a purely halachic setting דברי תורה have no restraints. Everyone please give your input.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah for Az Yashir, very cute #1849598
    Shimon Nodel
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    Agav, I just read it and it’s a beautiful dvar Torah. I just don’t like the term cute dvar Torah.

    in reply to: Dvar Torah for Az Yashir, very cute #1849586
    Shimon Nodel
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    If a dvar Torah is ‘cute’ it probably isn’t emes

    in reply to: Being a Ger and BT #1848266
    Shimon Nodel
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    I encourage you to reach out to Rabbi Yaakov Bender. It’s never too late for teshuvah. The Kudsha Brich Hu loves you more than you can fathom. In the meantime, just eat produce and groceries that have a hechsher like ou or starK etc. For Pesach, try to stick to fish, produce, eggs and dairy. As for living with gentiles, it’s not really problematic in terms of strict halacha. Of course it can be very detrimental for your spiritual health, and it is definitely not what your Creator wishes of you in the long term. Try to focus on only a few things. You cannot be a tzadik in the blink of an eye, but know that the instant you stir within yourself thoughts of teshuva, shamayim considers you to be completely righteous. הבא ליטהר מסעיין אותו.

    in reply to: Which colleges accept a BTL in the nyc area? #1830382
    Shimon Nodel
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    If you don’t have a high school diploma or equivalent, the answer is none

    in reply to: throwing a boy out of school #1826650
    Shimon Nodel
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    Trotzsky was thrown out of yeshiva

    Shimon Nodel
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    Simple math. If everyone gets a million dollars, then the economic starter is reset from zero dollars to 1 million. Yeshivas teach math, but yours apparently didn’t teach math or gemara. Or maybe it’s just you. Either way, pick up a gemara and you’ll understand a little more mathematics.

    in reply to: good fast food place in jerusalem? #1818115
    Shimon Nodel
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    Also Eli’s in Beis Yisrael

    in reply to: good fast food place in jerusalem? #1818114
    Shimon Nodel
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    Halo Teiman at the Yellow gas station by knisah la’ir

    in reply to: Should bochurim in mesivta date/go into shidduchim? #1809625
    Shimon Nodel
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    Depends on the bachur. Why are you bringing this here?

    in reply to: Michael Bloomberg #1799990
    Shimon Nodel
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    If you like money, vote for Bloomberg

    in reply to: Do you love all Jews… #1799986
    Shimon Nodel
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    עמך בתורה ובמצות

    Shimon Nodel
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    I used to deliver uber eats, and many times I would deliver non kosher food to secular Jews. I asked a sheila and I it’s mutar because they know that it’s not kosher and they’d get it anyway.

    in reply to: I don’t understand outcome of Mueller report #1725283
    Shimon Nodel
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    אלו ואלו דברי חמורים חיים

    in reply to: Amazon Automatic Shipment of Chometz Received on Pesach! #1717323
    Shimon Nodel
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    It all depends on when a kinyan was made. I think even if it was left on your porch, you need to have daas to be koneh. I think you may just have to leave it there or even take it off your property until after yom tov. (I think it needs to be in a place that’s not meshumar.) If it’s still there after yom tov, you can keep it.

    in reply to: Joining Litvishe #1701660
    Shimon Nodel
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    Become a gaon. You could also go off the derech. It’s sad, but most litvak went off the derech.

    in reply to: Where to live that is not socialist? #1701666
    Shimon Nodel
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    I would say Switzerland. Japan is also pretty good.

    in reply to: Getting Drunk on Purim #1701669
    Shimon Nodel
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    It’s a yom mishta vsimcha. A mishta is wine feast. That’s just what it is. A yom mishta is a day of wine feasting. I think it’s pretty clear what the objective is.

    in reply to: Hangover #1701671
    Shimon Nodel
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    I don’t get hangovers

    in reply to: How much is standard to spend on an engagement ring? #1151783
    Shimon Nodel
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    I just tried. Ywn doesn’t allow me to change my username. I don’t see an option to delete my account either. I might sue ywn. Seriously.

    in reply to: How much is standard to spend on an engagement ring? #1151779
    Shimon Nodel
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    Thanks for the advice. Now how do I delete this thread?

    in reply to: How much is standard to spend on an engagement ring? #1151777
    Shimon Nodel
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    Thanks for your input everyone. I just want to know how much the average choson spends. I mean average in all respects.

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