Shimon Nodel

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  • in reply to: Waiting for Yishtabach #2136348
    Shimon Nodel
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    No, he’s supposed to go outside and look for three more people to complete the minyan, talking freely while doing so, then come back and say yishtabach and immediately start barchu without waiting for his three captives to catch up

    in reply to: Football Match #2136073
    Shimon Nodel
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    It is bad, but I think you should let him go just once or else it will just be worse.

    However, more concerning is the kind of friends he seems to have. If he continues to accompany friends like these, it is certain he won’t be on the derech before long

    in reply to: Meikil=Less Religious? #2135708
    Shimon Nodel
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    Ujm mistook halacha for shiite islamism. It isn’t a sum game. It can very well be that Reuven is just very weird and has issues, or it can that he’s actually a huge parush. The point is, it depends on each person. If Reuven isn’t supposed to be machmir like he is, then I will be bold as to say that no, he won’t necessarily get more olam haha for doing it

    in reply to: POR’s comment #2135663
    Shimon Nodel
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    It just so happened that there isn’t any such oath and never was. Some people are just very gullible

    in reply to: Should Tanach be Taught in Cheder? #2135664
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira, so let’s see

    in reply to: Should Tanach be Taught in Cheder? #2135506
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira, let’s see if you can say from memory the first three pesukim of any parasha (bar mitzva parashas excluded)

    NO CHEATING!! GO!

    in reply to: Should Tanach be Taught in Cheder? #2135281
    Shimon Nodel
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    Ujm, the gedolei Yisrael don’t approve of girls learning halacha? Sheker gamur.

    Avira, so the GRA isn’t mesorah? He says that every boy must know all of tanach and be able to remember all of chumash b’al peh. The Rambam in hilchos talmud Torah, says that everyone must know all of mikra and dedicate a third of his limud to study mikra (unless he’s already a baki in all of Torah)

    in reply to: Should Tanach be Taught in Cheder? #2134956
    Shimon Nodel
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    Ujm, girls are chayav to know all of the shulchan aruch that covers hilchos shabbos, kashrus, tefila, chametz, and much much more. Can you say you covered all that? It sounds like you’re a neo tzeduki

    in reply to: Should Tanach be Taught in Cheder? #2134802
    Shimon Nodel
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    It already is taught and has been taught for ages. What planet are you from?

    in reply to: Is every Yid a big tzaddik? #2133762
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira is wrong. It doesn’t say anywhere oseh maaseh amcha in regard to that pasuk.

    Also, not every Jew is a tzadik. The very definition of a tzadik is someone is not a beinoni. Someone who is never mesiach days from the Hashem (at least according to the best of his abilities).

    They lied to you in preschool. Get over it. Maybe give your kids some quality chinuch yourself instead of entrusting all of their initial Torah learning to a handful of underpaid young women who are barely knowledgeable themselves. As a general rule, you cannot fulfill your obligation to teach your sons Torah by leaving it all to women. This is a great way to have your child off to a bad start.

    in reply to: More Bar than Mitzvah #2132297
    Shimon Nodel
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    The shtetl life mostly ended by the mid 19th century

    in reply to: Ripping the letters on heimish candy on Shabbos #2131765
    Shimon Nodel
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    Besides, there is no mitzva to financially benefit a heimish Jew over any other Jew who is shower Torah umitzvos. Perhaps we should seek to benefit talmidei chachamim, but they are rarely the ones to head big enterprises

    in reply to: Ripping the letters on heimish candy on Shabbos #2131764
    Shimon Nodel
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    Chachamim aren’t tools for marketing. And the fact is that there is hardly such a thing as a heimish company. Companies aren’t individuals

    in reply to: Ripping the letters on heimish candy on Shabbos #2131462
    Shimon Nodel
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    What exactly makes them heimish? Do you personally know the owners’ lifestyles?

    in reply to: Eliminating secular subjects from yeshiva curriculum #2125146
    Shimon Nodel
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    This may nor seem obvious to some, but it is a very real concern.
    If you separate the yeshivos from the school system, many thousands of families would stop sending their kids to yeshivos altogether. Some would suffice by homeschooling both lemudei kodesh (a terrible and devastating prospect) and lemudei chol. Others would end up accepting public schools as a legitimate option for their children. We would undo a hundred years of progress, only this time infinitely more catastrophic.

    in reply to: Derech Emuna settlement #2116299
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira, what about all the hesder kolelim? Are they barely observant? They are definitely a lot more learned than you are

    in reply to: Derech Emuna settlement #2116298
    Shimon Nodel
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    כל הפוסל במומו פוסל

    in reply to: How much is standard to spend on an engagement ring? #2115565
    Shimon Nodel
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    Wow I totally forgot about this thread. The engagement didn’t work out with that girl. It was called off almost right before we were supposed to announce it. I got married to someone from Israel just before this Pesach. I spent 2800 shekel on the engagement ring. Funny thing, I think the other girl married an Israeli too.

    in reply to: Mesorah and Levush #2115170
    Shimon Nodel
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    There’s no maale whatsoever in in imitating 18th century European nobles

    in reply to: Ancient religions to Judaism #2115124
    Shimon Nodel
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    @rightwriter that’s exactly my point! People also ate food and did many things before matan Torah. It means absolutely nothing

    in reply to: Ancient religions to Judaism #2114769
    Shimon Nodel
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    Where does your question start? Hindus also eat food and breathe air. Does that mean anything at all?

    in reply to: road trip minyanim #2114772
    Shimon Nodel
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    @commonsaychel I don’t disagree at all with advanced planning. I was specifically replying to the op who asked about road trips. He didn’t mention a set destination such as Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.

    Aaq, according to the Rambam you would be allowed to travel by boat on a river on shabbos. That was a major conflict between him and the rosh yeshiva in Bavel of that time.

    in reply to: road trip minyanim #2114318
    Shimon Nodel
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    Instead of driving (literally) your family crazy looking for a fictitious minyan, why not open a shulchan archive? You’re only required to travel up to a certain distance to find a minyan. If there are no jews in your area, then why not fly to catch a minyan?

    in reply to: Gun Control #2103761
    Shimon Nodel
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    The reason why it is safer in other western countries is because people do actually own guns, regardless of what the law is

    in reply to: Solution to the Shidduch Crisis #2087717
    Shimon Nodel
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    @Sam Klein, don’t be a רשע שוטה ופתי

    in reply to: true story #2069891
    Shimon Nodel
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    Hundreds?? Are you sure? How CAN you be sure?

    in reply to: chavrusa politics #2069571
    Shimon Nodel
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    I’m not sure you dumped him. Maybe you couldn’t sit still for more than 3 minutes. Focus on improving your hasmadah

    in reply to: chavrusa politics #2069573
    Shimon Nodel
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    Reb Eliezer, thanks. That’s really great advice

    in reply to: true story #2069580
    Shimon Nodel
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    Cs, I think this the origin story of every chasidus only with whiskey involved

    in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2069022
    Shimon Nodel
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    Teenagers don’t follow shulchan aruch? What about kiddush, cos shel bracha, arba cosos?

    in reply to: Clarity: Ukraine, bloody Nazi past and the current innocent #2068354
    Shimon Nodel
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    @shalom-al-israel

    I’m so confused. Why do you assume they are innocent just because they were born afterwards? Did they do teshuva?? How did they attempt to make ammends? Did they at the very least ask forgiveness?
    All people are responsible for the sins and crimes of their ancestors so long as they have not taken any steps towards teshuva. That is also why we are responsible for the chet ha’egel, and that is why Mashiach did come in the days of Ezra, because they did not do a complete teshuva for avodah zara even though they were already the next generation. When we say viduy, we always acknowledge our fathers sins. Why? Is it just ceremonial, symbolic, or superfluous? It is an integral part of teshuva. It is absolutely fundamental to the process of atonement.
    So yes, they are indeed guilty. And I suspect that are also proud of what their fathers and mothers did. If they have never even begged forgiveness, why would anyone think otherwise?

    Don’t answer if you agree

    in reply to: American kollelim in Northern Israel #2062558
    Shimon Nodel
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    We are going to be living in Karmiel almost definitely. If there actually is an American kollel here, I haven’t heard of it. That would be ideal, but even Afula is also good. Can I please have more details?

    in reply to: American kollelim in Northern Israel #2062396
    Shimon Nodel
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    I completely forgot I made this thread. I do speak fluent ivrit, my kallah talks to me in ivrit. I just don’t want to be in an Israeli yeshiva – preferably. @beurbest which one?

    in reply to: The Reign of Mod 29 #2054425
    Shimon Nodel
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    והיה כשבתו על כסא ממלכתו

    in reply to: weekend #2052047
    Shimon Nodel
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    Montreal, Mont Tremblant in Quebec.
    Poconos, there’s a Wegmans there with kosher meat.
    Boston..
    Niagra Falls, I went there last year, and it’s beautiful during the winter especially the hike along the Niagara River. There’s also Fort Niagara nearby. It’s from the war of 1812. You can see the Toronto skyline across the lake.

    in reply to: Highschools with Secular Education #2052042
    Shimon Nodel
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    Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway. Several alumni were accepted to Harvard. You might not want to go to Harvard after learning there..

    in reply to: Rapid testing for flight to Israel #2051697
    Shimon Nodel
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    Carecube sounds like the best option

    in reply to: Rapid testing for flight to Israel #2051611
    Shimon Nodel
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    Thanks everyone

    in reply to: Rapid testing for flight to Israel #2050871
    Shimon Nodel
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    I haven’t found any urgent care that is open Saturday night.

    Aaq, how can I find one of those?

    in reply to: What Steps Will the Charedi World Take to Try to Prevent Abuse #2050845
    Shimon Nodel
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    The Ramban explains that Yaakov Avinu rebuked them for killing the entire city, but not for killing Shchem and Chamor

    in reply to: What Steps Will the Charedi World Take to Try to Prevent Abuse #2050785
    Shimon Nodel
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    Take a lesson from Shimon and Levi. Make people think twice before trying anything

    in reply to: Gadol vs. Gadolei Hador #2049100
    Shimon Nodel
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    Ts,
    Lubavitch is like shevet Binyamin during the crises of pilegesh begivah. We’re not goreis you, so it doesn’t matter who you hold of

    Aaq, it’s not a modern trend or a matter of popularity. It’s a pasuk in dvarim. When did people stop learning chumash?

    in reply to: Gadol vs. Gadolei Hador #2048837
    Shimon Nodel
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    If you truly want to know what is a gadol hador, take lessons from sefer shoftim. It is not an anointed position. It is conferred upon someone through haskama of the klal. There used to be in recent decades a wide selection of agreed upon gedolei Yisrael from many backgrounds. Now, we have very few that are recognized by most. This is what is foretold in parshas haazinu.

    in reply to: Gadol vs. Gadolei Hador #2048782
    Shimon Nodel
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    I just want to say you’re all wrong

    in reply to: Died by sneezing #2043071
    Shimon Nodel
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    Scientifically, it actually makes perfect sense.
    The further you go back in time, pathogens and viruses were less and less frequent among people. They also had cures that were lost and forgotten over time.

    in reply to: Anti-soros=anti-semitism? #2043063
    Shimon Nodel
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    He is a kapo

    in reply to: Chafetz Chaim story “I took a check.” #2040515
    Shimon Nodel
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    The truth is, if someone is פורק עול תורה ומצוות, rest assured he has no chelek

    in reply to: Chafetz Chaim story “I took a check.” #2040514
    Shimon Nodel
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    Fake story for sure

    in reply to: shidduch probability #2039710
    Shimon Nodel
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    Cs, no it isn’t. You are making it up or don’t know how to learn a basic gemara

    in reply to: shidduch probability #2039703
    Shimon Nodel
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    Honestly, I would think in this scenario it would be easier for a girl. Either way, New York is the best place to find a shidduch no matter who you are. Although many New Yorkers have found their zivug elsewhere

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