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  • in reply to: When will all Yidden finally have Achdus? #2027788
    Shimon Nodel
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    I think the underlying issue that’s stopping mashiach is akshanus. That has been our problem since the beginning. If we are all b’achdus, but people don’t listen to musar then all the other aveiros won’t just disappear.

    in reply to: When will all Yidden finally have Achdus? #2027747
    Shimon Nodel
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    Define a achdus. Is it the way Biden defines unity?

    Also, why do you you assume that achdus is the only thing stopping the geulah?

    in reply to: Is the Shidduch Crisis Finally Over? #2027491
    Shimon Nodel
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    AAQ, chasidim chose not to follow Mishna berura? That makes sense, it would explain a lot

    in reply to: Yaakov Avinu’s sheep nigun #2027427
    Shimon Nodel
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    I heard he had a birthmark on his back where Yaakov avinu marked him

    in reply to: Klal Yisroel Needs an Official Central Yichus Registry #2026841
    Shimon Nodel
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    Every Jewish family had a sefer yechusin a thousand years ago. The tzibur was also very careful with keeping track of everyone’s yichus. Over time, things got out of hand. Families branched out, the sfarim were lost.

    in reply to: Music…Better? Worse? #2026511
    Shimon Nodel
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    Does terrible music made by a computer count as Jewish music? Do robots have brisim?

    in reply to: Klal Yisroel Needs an Official Central Yichus Registry #2026506
    Shimon Nodel
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    Ymribiat,
    Out ways or outweighs?

    Also, how do you not know that every 1st world nation already keeps record of all its Jews? There absolutely needs to be a registry. It is a scandal and an embarrassment that we don’t have one already. They had it a thousand years ago, so wgat is our excuse in the 21st century?

    Ujm, also chalalim are unfortunately very common today.

    in reply to: Is the Shidduch Crisis Finally Over? #2026295
    Shimon Nodel
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    Yungerman go back and relearn the gemara. The gemara asks a kasha and answers with הא והא meaning that it is דוחה

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2025742
    Shimon Nodel
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    The Torah only listed non kosher birds because most birds are kosher. Most pastimes are kosher, so just count the ones which aren’t

    in reply to: Tznius and kosher pastimes for teenagers #2025743
    Shimon Nodel
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    Build a backyard bonfire, have a BBQ, a kumzitz
    Or have a treasure hunt

    in reply to: Let’s not get our hopes up #2025523
    Shimon Nodel
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    The truth is that in this age, you can never ever run for any kind of office if you ever said something stupid, controversial, or offensive even once on your life. Or if you ever did something שלא כהוגן or anything embarrassing at all, they’ll chap you on it.
    So we end up with the most bland, boring, mediocre, non controversial candidates who never accomplished or did anything useful in their life. The kind of person who never makes mistakes is the same person who never does anything and is useless. But as long as they’re picture perfect, that’s who’s pushing politics.

    in reply to: Classics and Beyond Toldos – Our Birthright #2025392
    Shimon Nodel
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    Cute! But that’s like saying how do you know Yaakov wore a yarmulke? ויצא יעקב so of course he wore a yarmulke

    [I’m somewhere where it isn’t shkia yet]

    in reply to: I’m leaving for Mincha now . . . #2025099
    Shimon Nodel
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    Thus is probably a spy code or signal for the mosad. Tell my associates the herring is pickled with the schnitzel

    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2025050
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    The Rambam says the Mashiach must also be from Shlomo. It must be a major secret, because I’ve never heard of anyone claiming to be from Shlomo

    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2024945
    Shimon Nodel
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    It actually is against halacha. It’s kneged the Rambam and all of chazal. The mashiach isn’t a person who brings the geula. Rather, the person who brings the geula then becomes mashiach. Of course, Hashem brings the geula, but the mashiach will do the necessary steps he needs to do. Also, the Rambam says mashiach must be from Dovid and also Shlomo. Most people today who can trace themselves to Dovid, are not tracing from Shlomo too. It’s very rare actually to find someone who can say he’s from Shlomo, I’ve definitely never heard of anyone. There are probably only a handful of people like this. It’s a peleh because anyone who can trace to Dovid makes a big deal out of it. Maybe this is all part of hashgacha, so that the mashiach will be someone humble and not a big macher. Ani rochev al hachamor

    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2023867
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira, you’re the shvartze calling the other shvartze darkie

    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2023738
    Shimon Nodel
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    Shlucha, you’re not helping yourself! 😄

    Do you need to borrow a better shovel for the hole you’re digging?

    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2023710
    Shimon Nodel
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    Shlucha22,

    No offense, but you do sound crazy for saying that Yaakov avinu lo mes can be applied to other tzadikim. And you probably can’t figure out why 🙂

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    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2023712
    Shimon Nodel
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    I am curious though about chabad geirus. Does anyone know anything about that?

    in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2023311
    Shimon Nodel
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    So then are their giyurim kosher or not?

    in reply to: Last week's Ami #2023269
    Shimon Nodel
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    I don’t read ami and have no idea what 10% they’re talking about.
    I am a certified misnagid 100% so this raises my curiosity

    in reply to: Child Tax Credit Advance Payments #2022939
    Shimon Nodel
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    Do you know what is a tax CREDIT?

    in reply to: do goyim have bchira chofshis? #2022749
    Shimon Nodel
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    If it was an even pull, you’d have about the same number of tzadikim as reshaim. This is not the case, however. See in the beginning chapters of Derech Hashem. The Ramchal explains there that after the chet shel etz hadaas, the natural pull is mostly tipped to the side of choshech and gashmi. It’s an uphill battle, but there is siyata dishmaya for those who make the effort

    in reply to: Metaverse, is this an accident waiting to happen #2022216
    Shimon Nodel
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    I just remembered I saw a couple of days ago, he sold over 50m of stock. It’s not much for him, but perhaps this is the beginning

    in reply to: Metaverse, is this an accident waiting to happen #2022214
    Shimon Nodel
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    He is trying to tank his company on purpose, so he can sell off his stock without getting in trouble from the SEC. That’s the only explanation I can think of

    in reply to: The Salem Witch Trials #2022029
    Shimon Nodel
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    You don’t do yourself any favors by starting this thread.

    If you’re really serious, I think we can agree that yeshu freaks are not qualified to identify kishuf

    in reply to: do goyim have bchira chofshis? #2021778
    Shimon Nodel
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    To novelty, avirah:

    You’re assuming the entire reason for AMH is that baalei chaim. Aside from being a midah raah, it could be it’s only derabanan.
    From the pashtus of the pasuk, it seems there is a much deeper reason of damo benafsho.

    Additionally, (what I had in mind initially) there are many ways to do AMH without causing pain to the animal. But it would still be the exact same isur.
    For example, if the animal was out cold. Or if it was one of those animals that can regenerate a limb, so eating that limb would be irrelevant to the animal. I can probably think of other examples.

    Regarding sisters, it’s not the mainstream opinion that goyim can marry them. The gemara says a ger cannot marry his sister even after they are both megayer because we don’t want him to enter from chumra to kula (meaning he has a chumra beforehand.) I saw somewhere but don’t remember where, that he can marry his sister from his father but not from his mother.

    My point was that it is possible they do have chukim. Not saying for sure, but it seems that way. How would it impact their bechira if we say they do have chukim?

    in reply to: do goyim have bchira chofshis? #2021740
    Shimon Nodel
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    Farby, you have a geshmake way of spelling ‘choick.’ Not bad.

    To novelty, avirah:

    You’re assuming the entire reason for AMH is that baalei chaim. Aside from being a midah raah, it could be it’s only derabanan.
    From the pashtus of the pasuk, it seems there is a much deeper reason of damo benafsho.

    Additionally, (what I had in mind initially) there are many ways to do AMH without causing pain to the animal. But it would still be the exact same isur.
    For example, if the animal was out cold. Or if it was one of those animals that can regenerate a limb, so eating that limb would be irrelevant to the animal. I can probably think of other examples.

    Regarding sisters, it’s not the mainstream opinion that goyim can marry them. The gemara says a ger cannot marry his sister even after they are both megayer because we don’t want him to enter from chumra to kula (meaning he has a chumra beforehand.) I saw somewhere but don’t remember where, that he can marry his sister from his father but not from his mother.

    My point was that it is possible they do have chukim. Not saying for sure, but it seems that way. How would it impact their bechira if we say they do have chukim?

    in reply to: Music? #2021563
    Shimon Nodel
    Participant

    Ok… you got me.

    I have to admit that you’re maybe changing my mind a little. This is definitely news to me, that’s for sure. It requires more iyun. It appears though that not every goy has a nefesh from the klipos. שגיות מי יבין

    in reply to: do goyim have bchira chofshis? #2021562
    Shimon Nodel
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    Novelty, the Ramban says that not marrying your sister is a chok. Also, I don’t think it’s necessarily rational to avoid eiver min hachai

    in reply to: What is the real reason for banning Jews from Israel? #2021412
    Shimon Nodel
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    I have interacted with Israelis probably more than most American bachurim when I was in yeshiva there. I had Israeli roommates, went to Israelis for seudos, made Israeli friends, learned ivrit fluently and got around. Most of ny experiences with Israelis have been very pleasant. That didn’t stop me from picking up nuances from the general public, mostly from chilonim but sometimes frum Israelis too.

    Some people just don’t have the ability to recognize good and bad simultaneously. I know, it requires too much mental exertion.
    I wasn’t speaking lashon hara. I was talking about the chiloni society, but also mentioned that some of the frum olam has been negatively affected to a certain degree. If you think that’s forbidden to say, then you can never hear tochacha from anyone.

    in reply to: Music? #2021410
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira,
    According to the mareh makom you showed, it’s only the Tanya who is saying this. His quote from Eitz Chaim doesn’t back up his assertion (although I’m assuming he’s quoting it to further his point about their kavanos, not their nefashos).

    Either way, it’s very shver. I don’t know anywhere else that says likewise.

    Learn the gemara, it groups poshei umos haolam together with Yisrael. The burning and spreading of their ashes is their schar in gan eden.

    Maskil, you haven’t been paying attention. He routinely misquotes or is outright בודה sources. Most of his hanachos are from his own svara

    in reply to: do goyim have bchira chofshis? #2021406
    Shimon Nodel
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    Once again, Avira is wrong

    in reply to: Music? #2021143
    Shimon Nodel
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    Agav, I am not one of those harrys who is overly concerned about goyim. יכלו ויאבדו במהרה

    I just don’t think you’re saying the emes

    in reply to: Music? #2021142
    Shimon Nodel
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    I’d have to see it myself because I literally do not believe you. I could quote a thousand gemaras that show the complete opposite. Today’s daf in RH says פושעי אומות העולם go to gan eden. Please give me the exact mareh makom you are quoting

    in reply to: Seminary girls getting engaged #2021041
    Shimon Nodel
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    Mseren, you like beatings?

    in reply to: My father has covid, please say tehilim #2020984
    Shimon Nodel
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    Baruch Hashem, he is finally recovered fully

    in reply to: Music? #2020995
    Shimon Nodel
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    I will admit something that I should have mentioned before.

    Although I see no issue with the music I listen to, I wouldn’t recommend anyone who is learning full time to listen to country music. This is not because of the actual songs, but because it is a distraction. Torah requires complete focus and immersion. And that applies to most of today’s Jewish music too.

    in reply to: Singers Zelle or PayPal #2020982
    Shimon Nodel
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    Once you release a song, you cannot stop people from sharing it. So you are essentially being mafkir your music. People can retain your services to perform, but it’s completely nonsensical to say you own a particular song. This is strictly a modern era concept.

    in reply to: Music? #2020977
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira, did you interview every goy? You really don’t see how childish that sounds, to say every goy’s song is from the sitra achra.
    Maybe stick with citrus, not sitra. Hey, that can be a song. Someone tell Benny Friedman

    in reply to: Music? #2020875
    Shimon Nodel
    Participant

    Good question. Do both the writer of the lyrics and the music artist need to have a bris? What if he’s an Arab? These are the deep questions we need to be asking. (Never mind the quality of music though. Shweky is amazing!)

    in reply to: What is the real reason for banning Jews from Israel? #2020811
    Shimon Nodel
    Participant

    You remind me of that pasuk in Tehillim

    לך עבוד אלהים אחרים

    in reply to: Music? #2020699
    Shimon Nodel
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    I have absolutely no idea which country songs you chevra have been listening to..

    There are many many great country songs that aren’t about women or oso ish. It’s not even difficult to find. Kosher veyosher you might call it.

    Avira, you decided that all songs are like ‘Greek music’ or did you hear from an adam gadol? Learn something before you up teitch a deep agadata

    I listen to it because it is simply good quality music. I listen to mostly Jewish songs, but that doesn’t exclude other kosher music. And I’m sure you all already know how much treif music there is in the Jewish entertainment industry. No where is there a halacha that says the definitive factor is that the singer must have a bris. Of course, strict halacha would dissuade all music legamrei

    in reply to: Baruch Hashem: Obligatory? #2020647
    Shimon Nodel
    Participant

    How often do you refer to Hashem as “Hakadosh Baruch Hu?”
    Also Ribono shel olam

    in reply to: Music? #2020648
    Shimon Nodel
    Participant

    I enjoy country music. A lot of country songs are inspiring, talk about hard work, raw emotion, good values, responsibility, good manners, etc.
    Waiting for the קנאי to pounce on me with an outstretched sword.. Avira?

    in reply to: Why the Need for Perfection?! #2020357
    Shimon Nodel
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    Step outside your comfort zone. Get to know other frum communities, where these issues are confronted and not shied away from. There are a handful of frum Jews outside of Borough Park.
    Also, we don’t cover up our suffering, but we also don’t wallow in misery. A Jew fixes the problem while hoping for the impossible. Am Yisrael is itself one big nes!

    in reply to: What is the real reason for banning Jews from Israel? #2020327
    Shimon Nodel
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    I have a theory.

    They realize that most foreign visitors are anglos. They know that most of those who visit on a regular basis are frum anglos. They simply see an opportunity to keep our frum Jews for as long as possible without negative repercussions.

    I have always noticed a slight animosity towards frum people from abroad. They don’t want us. They want secular or very modern Americans to make aliyah. They are terrified of two things. One is that there will be more frum people. The second thing, which is the ikar is that they are afraid of an Anglo takeover. An influx of frum anglos establishing their own communities and increasing their presence would slowly create a major shift in Israeli culture. This detail is crucial. They spent decades being metamei everyone (to a certain subtle degree even the frum olam in Israel r”l, at least a large number of them) with their krum Israeli mindset and mentality. They have brainwashed and inculcated the masses with their stifling and socialist attitudes, way of life, cultural norms (abnormal), krumkeit mentality, azus, dagger in your face approach to others, etc. etc. the whole Israeli crooked mahalach.
    Over time, outside influence could lessen their psychological control on society. So they are just stalling for time and possibly plotting more schemes in the meantime.

    Hashem won’t let them succeed in their wicked designs.

    in reply to: What is the real reason for banning Jews from Israel? #2020263
    Shimon Nodel
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    Aaq, you sound like a parrot. You’re repeating yourself while ignoring my tshuva to your pircha

    in reply to: HaToirah Chosa al MeMoinam Shel Yisroel #2020180
    Shimon Nodel
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    I meant to buy guns and ammunition. They will be in high demand and the value will rise significantly. Keep it in storage. I’m not aware of any limits. Yiu can buy them in New York state, just not in the 5 boroughs. Also in Connecticut. You can’t bring them back obviously, so you would need to pay for storage.

    in reply to: Are we too welcomimg #2020004
    Shimon Nodel
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    Avira, the way you talk about baalei teshuva is nauseating

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