Shimon Nodel

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  • in reply to: What is the issur in flying on shabbos #2036050
    Shimon Nodel
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    An interesting shaalah would be if it’s allowed to kill them on shabbos

    in reply to: What is the issur in flying on shabbos #2036048
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    Techum, hotzaah, muktza. Even if it was 100% mutar (which it isn’t), this particular scenario was שעת השמד.
    It’s יהרג ואל יעבור.
    It’s also allowed to kill those forcing them (not practical though)

    in reply to: mashke on kiddush #2035897
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    Only if you drink רוב כוס, and the cup must be a reviis. Making kiddush with a shot glass is like doing nothing at all. There’s no כוס

    in reply to: Allowing Racist posts on this board #2035183
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    Ujm, they copied us. We have the phrase דם יהודי אינו הפקר

    in reply to: Allowing Racist posts on this board #2034918
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    Mod29 shut it down a minute after I tried to point out that sfardim (mostly syrians) are prejudiced against Ashkenazim.
    Apparently, only bashing of Ashkenazim is ok. Is it because we’re white? Last time I checked Syrians are white too

    in reply to: what is the cause of income inequality in the jewish commnuity? #2034917
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    It’s not a bad hunch. Although it’s more likely not to be as polarizing as you described, it may also be that a lot of wealthy families fail to encourage and include other Jews in their business connections. I think it all basically hinges on connections. It’s been that way for centuries, but the Torah says ומך אחיך עמך

    in reply to: Caterer charging an extra “chanukkah fee” of $400 for our simcha. #2034600
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    It may seem unfair, but he is justified

    in reply to: Israels shocking poverty rate #2034597
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    Having a lot of not healthy food doesn’t indicate financial wellness

    in reply to: Ashkenazic Trauma #2034595
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    Sfarfim are traumatized by Arab rule stifling their Judaism. That is why the sfardi population slowly declined over the centuries.

    in reply to: YWN I have a confession #2034322
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    Mesorah, that’s funny! But seriously, maybe find another shul

    in reply to: Poasters of YWN Coffee Room- Are you employed? #2034323
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    Against your will?

    in reply to: FrumStatistician I challenge you to a game of rock paper scissors! #2034321
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    Rock. I win

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2034318
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    “He wasn’t my only rebbe, and wasn’t my biggest influence, but i consider him my rov for psak halacha, and i was zocheh to learn a lot from him”

    Wow, a full backtrack. Do you often change your mind so quickly?

    Gadol, he doesn’t have smicha

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2034186
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    Avira, I don’t believe for a moment you that you are a talmid of Rav Belsky z”l

    in reply to: Is thanksgiving assur #2034002
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    If it makes you feel better, it’s asur gamur. Be careful not to have any pumpkin pie today. Better fast all day to be sure

    in reply to: YWN I have a confession #2033992
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    This is not the place for friends. There’s more conflict here than there is comraderie. Find a shul or beis medrash to make new friends

    in reply to: Tanach in Yeshivos #2033655
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    What’s stopping a bachur from picking up a mikraos gedolos and start to learn nach in his spare time? This is what I did in mesivta instead of reading novels. Learning mishna berura isn’t a bad idea either. Are yeshiva bachurim so helpless now that they can only learn what is spoon fed? I think they are capable of their own extra limudim.

    My grandfather was from the Mir Yeshiva. I’m told he would love to learn tanach when he came home from work. I’m pretty sure it was a lot more prevalent in the yeshivish crowd to be proficient in nach even though it wasn’t kavua.

    in reply to: Lev Tahor Proclamation #2033092
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    They did kill them. You can argue whether it was proper or not, but it happened. Some did also during the holocaust but very few.

    Avira, all I meant is stop being so dramatic. Do you have a problem reading an English book from Rabbi Avigdor Miller? There are many terrible people who write in English.

    in reply to: What do you do to earn a living #2033090
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    Coffee addict, so are you a lawyer or a bondsman? And if you’re a bondsman, how do you collect from those who skip bail?

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2033097
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    You missed my point. I’m not saying you should donate all your money to these cases. But can you really say these yidden don’t deserve to be freed? I would say they should be let out of jail even if they intended to commit a crime because no one deserves to be in jail. Kal vachomer if they didn’t intend to smuggle, but if they did so intentionally they still don’t deserve to be locked up

    in reply to: Kids Used As Mules, Pidyon Shevuyim #2032976
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    To the OP, if it was your son would you still be asking these questions? No one deserves to be in jail for anything except for the most severe and heinous crimes. This country’s justice system and courts are a facade. The majority of people in prison have never even gone to trial. They are intimidated and threatened into signing a plea deal.

    in reply to: Lev Tahor Proclamation #2032944
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    “It’s going to be hard to read real letters from rabbonim for quite some time”

    Grow up. Stop being a baby

    in reply to: Arbery trial hoax #2032530
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    He was trying to grab their gun FYI. They were trying to make a citizens arrest, which is controversial and legally vague. It is legal nonetheless, depending on circumstances. The guy wasn’t very smart. Never attempt to grab someone’s gun, especially if they’re not trying to shoot

    in reply to: What seforim does every Frum house need? #2032527
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    Shmiras halashon, Shem olam..

    in reply to: Dead Sea #2032526
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    Companies in Israel and Jordan which mine the dead sea for mineral products are also contributing to the problem

    Shimon Nodel
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    Homework is destructive

    in reply to: Trump 2024? #2031406
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    Ujm,

    No one likes Elizabeth Warren, but you’re not contributing to the conversation. You should know better

    in reply to: “Eisav Sonei LeYaakov” #2031083
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    Of course not all goyim hate Jews. But all have the inclination to hate us, and most probably do on some small level. That doesn’t mean it has to be that way

    in reply to: Trump 2024? #2031082
    Shimon Nodel
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    Cl18,
    You don’t have to vote for biden or trump. If AOC was running against Schumer, would you vote for Schumer or none of them? How about Marjorie Green against Pelosi?

    in reply to: Where Klal Yisroel will be in 100 years from now #2030925
    Shimon Nodel
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    Ujm, that is not true. Didn’t we already have an thread about this?

    in reply to: Trump 2024? #2030709
    Shimon Nodel
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    I’m tempted to, but I won’t. He is a dangerous person. Particularly dangerous for the stability of our republic. (Not so much on a very tangible level or as an immediate threat. Rather, something more nuanced with damage long after he’s gone and long term erosion.)

    If he’s on the ballot, I’ll be voting for Christopher Walken

    in reply to: Jewish Celebrities #2030714
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    This actually has halachic implications. You’re not supposed to praise or compliment a non jew because of לא תחנם.
    It happens to be I don’t usually tend to like the Jewish celebrities, only the goyish ones

    in reply to: Yaakov Avinu’s sheep nigun #2030708
    Shimon Nodel
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    That has to be misquoted or else misunderstood. That kind of sounds like predetermination. A core belief of many sects of protestant Christianity, and is kfirah

    in reply to: Redistricting #2030705
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    Ny democrats are the best at gerrymandering! Live in canarsie? Vote with Brooklyn heights!

    in reply to: “Eisav Sonei LeYaakov” #2030674
    Shimon Nodel
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    It means that every non jew has an inclination in his or her heart to hate Jews. It is a natural tendency which they can overcome if they choose. Hashem put it in their yetzer to hate us because our reality is one of galus. There’s no rhyme or reason. It’s simply a natural urge for them.

    in reply to: Israel is seling itself to the arabs #2030670
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    Yes, the goyim are in charge because we are in galus. But WHICH goyim? Definitely not the Arabs. Edom is in charge. The Arabs aren’t חשוב לכלום בעיני המלך והשרים.

    Keeping an attitude that we are helpless when in actuality, Hashem wants us to stick to principle and defend His honor – that is what brings our doom. As the phrase goes, it is a self fulfilling prophecy. We clearly have reshus from the goyim to be in charge of the Arabs, so why stand idly by?

    You see, this is the definition of sechel. It’s one thing to know something. Yes, the goyim are on charge. It’s another thing to be able to use your brain and differentiate and observe nuance. Remember, Hashem is in charge. Your satmar zealotry knows better than the Almighty chalilah?

    in reply to: Politics #2029996
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    I believe you have to be twisted or ignorant to vote for democrats. I always vote republican 100% of the time, yet I don’t identify as republican in the slightest. I am confused by all the frum olam who don’t know how to walk the middle. Instead, so many decide to go full maga. It’s so nauseating.
    You are not beholden to one system of beliefs. There are numerous things I strongly differ from republican consensus. Overall, I think Republicans are abhorrent and mentally disturbed. The main difference between them and democrats is their persistence and self interest. Democrat politicians believe only in their individual selves and have no regard for their fellow countrymen.

    in reply to: Republicans are cool now #2029452
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    Apparently my comment was too offensive towards Republicans. Are Republicans a protected minority?

    no, it was actually too offensive to me. I don’t always have the patience for your choice of adjectives and nouns. 

    in reply to: Republicans are cool now #2029028
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    Wait, meth heads are cool now?

    in reply to: Nusach Sefard #2028710
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    Baum, you’re cholek on the igros Moshe?

    in reply to: Giving Your Child an English Name #2028688
    Shimon Nodel
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    How about naming your kid Buki or Yagli? Or mane your daughter Machla?

    in reply to: Black Ethiopian Jews #2028685
    Shimon Nodel
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    It’s interesting to note that Judaism was the official religion of the Ethiopian royal family until the 3rd century CE when the Romans pressured them to convert to Christianity. They still identified as Jewish until the king was dethroned in 1974.
    This shouldn’t come as a major surprise. There were several ancient Kingdoms or city states of which the ruling class practiced Judaism, comprised of either local Jewish tribes or converts.
    Ethiopia is an interesting case because they were isolated yet simultaneously already known by other Jewish communities. It is also very probable that Jewish men settled there and married local women. That last scenario is a more compelling case to validate their status as Jews. That practice was not uncommon in ancient Jewish communities, and even in not so ancient times. Just look around you today. How many people are able to get away with converting their goyish girlfriends? Except that now, it’s done בחשאי. It used to be almost acceptable.

    in reply to: Can a Jew own a gorilla? #2028643
    Shimon Nodel
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    How about a pine marten?

    in reply to: which jewish community to live in #2028629
    Shimon Nodel
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    Have 9 sons and move to the wilderness. Make a minyan there

    in reply to: Nusach Sefard #2028628
    Shimon Nodel
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    You are definitely yotzeh, but it makes absolutely no sense for you to daven nusach sefard (I say the same for chasidim too 😉)

    in reply to: Black Ethiopian Jews #2028165
    Shimon Nodel
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    Because Jewish men settled there and took local wives. (They converted them of course.) Is it proper? It happened already, so get over it

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2027891
    Shimon Nodel
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    CL, this is Torah. We are discussing היתר ואיסור.

    And stop banging a nail into everyone’s heads. People are allowed to be human. This is why people turn to lashon hara, because people like you tell them they aren’t allowed to do anything whatsoever.

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2027890
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avirah, that’s the difference between you and me.

    And by the way, haven’t you ever heard of סימן וסיבה? Do you really think grasshoppers are the defining method for pastimes?

    in reply to: which jewish community to live in #2027795
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    I would take Los Angeles off the list too

    in reply to: which jewish community to live in #2027794
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    Why would anyone settle in Miami? Are you anticipating spring break?

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