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  • in reply to: Jewish Israel #2144307
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    Leah not everyone is super rich in america and living the high life while forgetting their Judaism. For some its just not practical to live in Israel especially financial wise or even mentality wise. Its a whole different system. Besides there are some non Jews who are more respectful to religious Jews and Judaism than secular Jews in Israel who are anti religion. Not everything is all cushy and comfy as you make it seem to be. Maybe if you live in Jerusalem or other religious areas its easy to escape into that bubble, but other areas are not so great to be in.

    in reply to: Jewish Israel #2144258
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    Aleaysask, that’s not the discussion here. Of course there are so many who observe. I’m not trying to look at those who do not. I just feel that as a nation we would be stronger if these basic laws were a little more strict. Not advocating for laws to be implemented In ones home. As it stands most areas do not operate public transportation on Shabbos so the idea isn’t that out of reach. I mean Muslim countries have much worse laws. But they respect their beliefs by implementing them. Only Jews need to be different? I’m just putting out the idea that it would be much more respectful to ourselves to have basic Shabbos and especially kashrus laws. Why can’t there be a law that no chazir can be sold or seafood and basar vechalav? If many have accepted that busses don’t operate on Shabbos and neither do flights, then why would this be such an issue?

    in reply to: Jewish Israel #2144155
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    again not forcing everyone to be frum, the idea was to not have stores open and transportation running on Shabbos, as well as no non-kosher food allowed to be sold in stores or served in restaurants. The liberals there who love cheeseburgers and shrimp and chazir can get it when they travel outside Israel.

    in reply to: Jewish Might #2144154
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    DaMoshe-thats exactly what i was saying

    in reply to: Jewish Might #2143485
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    lakewhutהקול קול יעקב ביד וידים ביד עשיו. ”

    -We dont go out proactively in physical assault but we are commanded to defend ourselves. הבא להרגך השכם להורגו. I dont know why mods made me type this a second time. They must have thought Im trying to change meanings of pesukim. All over Torah/Nach we defended ourselves by prayer yes, but also with physical force. We are in a physical realm after all.

    in reply to: Jewish Might #2142943
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    “You guys can argue all you want but everyone knows that the IDF changed the perception of the world vis a vis the “weak Jew”. And that does not negate the fact that Hashem runs the world. ”

    Yabia, thats the IDF, nobody is looking at a Jew in Brooklyn and thinking IDF. Lets be honest.

    My point is maybe we can change that by stopping our weak physical mentality that a Jew needs to just sit all day until they are a wheezing hunchback from deficient sunlight and physical fitness, instead of eating right and getting some exercise done in order to keep healthy and strong.

    Im not suggesting that anyone abandon Yeshiva for the Gym Chas VeShalom, rather I’m suggesting that we incorporate some physical exercise to keep healthy and strong and also maybe to know how to stand up for ourselves mentally and physically. Enough of being easy targets.

    in reply to: Jewish Might #2142725
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    akuperma, the nations dont see us as wimps as a whole since they know our history and our spiritual connection, but physically as individuals you see what easy targets we are , mostly.

    in reply to: Jewish Might #2142689
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    aluperma-“Do you some basis, other than zionist and Nazi propaganda, to believe that Jews are wimps?”

    -well the world usually views us as that which is why you see so many physical attacks on Jews as an easy target with no consequence since at most they will run away or shout. Im not blaming anyone I’m just wondering why we are taught to be that way

    in reply to: Jewish Might #2142688
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    lakewhut-strength did seem to be an attribute with half of the Shevatim.

    in reply to: Yidden Shouldnt Wear Yeezys #2141897
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    who said you have to wear players sneakers? Cant you just get sneakers that arent based on a person? Besides even is Stoudemire makes shoes, its going to be made by a brand anyway such as adidas or whatever which have Nazi origins.

    in reply to: The lonely nation #2140139
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    how is every nation Eisav? You also have Yishmael.

    in reply to: The lonely nation #2139717
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    “It’s a lot easier to shift blame than to fix oneself ”
    -you are right coffee addict, just like Dave Chapelle said on his SNL anti Jew rant, “I know Jews have been through a lot, but please, dont try to blame black Americans for what has happened to you”.

    What should we fix? The low lives in Hollywood or those who conduct other bad things in which we dont involve ourselves in? Besides, should Jews be apologetic for being successful? Are they forcing anyone to work for them?

    in reply to: The lonely nation #2139661
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    is חם part of eisav?

    in reply to: Silencing the Psychotic Medication Debate #2139346
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    Are pills a good idea or not? What are alternatives ?

    in reply to: Democrats secret weapon #2138611
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    Ujm, accomplishments dont matter at this point. Plenty will vote for her since they just love Obama no matter what and are hypnotized by his and her talking points and manipulative tactics. Also as we can see the left will vote for anyone but the republican candidates. I mean what did Biden accomplish? Hochul? Fetterman? Or any of the other democratic candidates who always seem to win no matter what they do.

    in reply to: Democrats secret weapon #2138478
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    Sam you dont seem to understand the world we are living in. The media, social media, and political agendas of the left have managed to push their views on most of the world influencing them with leftist and liberal views. Michelle Obama is female, black, and an Obama. They will have an opportunity to make history with these categories and people buy into that, aside for the fact that so many love the Obamas. It can be very dangerous to Republicans and make it almost impossible to win especially for Trump.

    in reply to: Cold #2138395
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    cold is great. so refreshing! Brisk air helps with mood, instantly breaks you out of depression as its good for the mind. Invigorating! Love it

    in reply to: Barbaric Civilization #2138009
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    I mean less barbaric as a whole. When you look at some of the punishments invented by Rome and others its spine chilling

    in reply to: Phone Service #2133813
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    Avirah, yes im sure if you go with the big brands they have priority on the newest and fastest towers than their subcarriers, but is it really worth paying 3 times the price, being on a contract, and dealing with constant hidden and additional fees on the bill almost every month? Count me out.

    in reply to: Junkyard World #2133121
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    Common saychel “One person junk is another person’s treasure”

    -that is true and I believe in that as well but now we are going into more of a recycling or reuse of resources. But why is so much junk produced in the first place? People are consumers of everything and more and more useless litter is produced. Amazon is full of Sellers from China selling things that are low quality and made to stop working after a short period of time. The clutter we have in this world is beyond belief since its so much cheaper to make everything than it ever was.

    If you read a few books about minimalism or watch some videos, it discusses how having only the things you need and about how it makes a person so much more productive, clear-minded and life so much better. Really when you think about it all the useless junk and clutter we collect just weighs us down. It increases our worrying about our possessions, many of which we wouldnt know are gone if we were to get rid of them. Has anyone looked into this concept or try it and notice a difference. Part of the problem nowadays is the marketing, consumer culture, and trying to keep up or outshine everyone else simply because the marketing companies told us it would.

    Pirkei Avos tells us the one who is rich is the one satisfied/happy with their share. How do we apply this to our times? Also is it fair to say that if we choose to live a simple life (in terms of materialism) we are looked down upon by others as if we simply cant afford say a brand new lease, or the latest iphone, huge house etc.? Many will just dismiss your simple living or satisfactory materialism by saying you are just using it as an excuse because you are bitter. Its also brought up (Pirkei Avos?) that you should not dress to fancy due to haughtiness but on the other hand you need not dress in rags due to others poentially disrespecting you or looking down upon you since a person needs to have self respect and dignity. So maybe there is something to having to own certain things or dress a certain way (for others) in order to not be looked down upon?

    in reply to: POLL hocul-zeldin #2132876
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    Since when do we judge a politicians capabilities based on their personal life? Who cares about their personal life are you electing them to be your Rabbi? They are politicians, almost all politicians by definition are corrupt or eventually become corrupt at some point. So if the guy didn’t marry the person you wanted him to marry it means he is disqualified and you’d rather be afraid to leave your house due to crime than give him a chance to make your life better? It’s bizarre thinking. All these media clips or scoops are just dirt they dig up on people who they don’t want to see getting elected. Personal life has nothing to do with politicians doing their job. It’s just an added bonus if they are good people.

    in reply to: History is History #2132242
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    alwaysask, i googled it and could not find that page. Maybe they brought it back but it was taken down for a while during the vaccine Blitzkreig. Also there is a link about upcoming vaccines and info which leads to the WHO but then says page not found. I dont see the 10-15 years it just says vaccine licensing can take 10 years or more. Regardless, if they took down the info even temporarily to deceive people that is corruption. And if they are going against their own policies that vaccines take over 10 years thats also corruption. And whos to say they wont alter their policies? If they can hide the information at will nothing can stop them from putting out whatever info suits their agenda. Also historyofvacccines is not the CDC

    in reply to: History is History #2132173
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    Kuvult, regardless of that many Jews in America did change their names for many reasons especially business. In Ellis Island im sure many names were changed by authorities whether by choice or not in order to be a bit more Americanized or for whatever other reasons such as mishearing or misreading certain names.

    in reply to: History is History #2132008
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    Reb eliezer, nobody learns from history that’s why it’s often repeated in different forms. Also because of history manipulation, people tend to not believe or even know the real history so there is no way they can learn to avoid it.

    in reply to: History is History #2131992
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    The CDC had on their own website info about vaccine trial lengths in which they stated takes around 15 years before being released and approved. During COVID- the page was still available but upon clicking the link it said “site under maintenance”. Soon after the page was completely removed and led to error not found. Now it’s been completely removed and revised. It’s scary how information can be deleted like that as if it never existed and then changed to whatever anyone wants it to be changed to . It’s literally the 1984 method of collecting all known data and hard evidence and destroying it in order to create new historical narratives and new facts. With the technology around now they can easily do this

    Same with the Palestinian issue. They claim a land that was never under their rule, they claim to be a nation, which never existed, and they claim they are the Cannaanites, the plishtim and just about anyone who Iived in Israel. Who can deny it in an age where historical facts are just manipulated and recreated?

    You say major events can never be denied, well in our day an age they definitely can be. Even th Romans were ahead of their time in altering history just by the mere fact of changing the name of Israel to Palestina for the world to forget the Jewish connection to the land.

    It seems that there is something to the whole book burnings throughout the years. It’s the only way to truly erase history. Although books can also be altered and redefined, but compared to online pages which can be altered or deleted in a single click, it’s much more solid of a resource than the illusion of online material. And let’s not get started on trusting the whole cloud system in storing your information and files. Talk about a hostage situation waiting to happen.

    in reply to: Zos Habracha – Burial of Moshe Rabbenu #2131200
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    isnt it all allegorical? Hashem is over any limitations.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2126771
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    Theres a difference between a broken pitom and one that fell off while still on the tree.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2126390
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    Participant, kiddush cup-how is stem easier to hold? Also many have a custom to hold the bottom of the cup, doesnt the stem make it more unstable to hold that way?

    Esrog no pitom is pasul? Thats if it broke off after being taken off the tree.

    Matza, Vilna Gaon held by 2 Matzah for Seder.

    Megilla pretty much all fold as in “Igeres” and not a scroll. Artscroll covers have a picture of a Megillah as scroll, how come we dont use a megilla that way?

    Tzitzis/Tallis no stripes? Where?

    Matzah, is the Minhag for yetzias mitzrayim or earlier since they already would make Matzah even before leaving Mitzrayim.

    Gold rings for lulav sounds pretty cool. Although on the Shekel they found in ISrael its portrayed on one side the Heichal and the other 4 Minim and it does look like a koshalach or some fancy holder binding it. Spehardim and some others tie the minim directly on to the lulav without a holder. Im wondering when that minhag arose if its depicted with a holder during Bayis Sheini.

    How about the Pesach minhag to wear a kittle at the Seder?

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2126254
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    @common, you do that in someone’s house public doesn’t really need any courtesy. And again, not a minhag.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2126079
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    None of those are minhagim they are just foods that go together. Also why would you need to flush twice on a public toilet unless it doesn’t flush well?

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2126058
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    yaakov doe-“For those who want to know I suggest you read A Lost Art Handmade Silver Kiddush Cups of Eastern Europe by Jonathan Greenstein which you can buy on Amazon”

    -And for those who dont want to buy it, any shorthand insights?

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2126041
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    Syag”IRw – how do you feel about gefilte fish? Asking for a friend”

    -depends, with or without the carrot?

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125975
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    Avirah “Right, you weren’t asking who we pasken like. You were asking who was historically correct, and by extension, who was right and wrong. Beis shamai were “right”, and we will indeed pasken like them when moshiach comes, according to the arizal. Beis hill were also right, and we pasken like them now.”

    -Correct but was focusing more on minhagim not on Halacha. Obviously many times they are interconnected but they are still 2 separate entities. I mean isnt wearing a Yarmulka just a minhag as well? So im more wondering to see peoples reasons and origins for the way they do things.

    “Sephardi Torahs seem to be easier to handle and store upright”

    -Well they are easier to store upright because they were made in a way to read upright. It wasnt just made this way to be convenient to store and therefore they decided to read it upright since Ashkenaz style reading would be pretty inconvenient with a Sephardi Torah. From what I understand Sephardi minhag is also to put up Mezuza Vertically and not tilted like the Ashkenaz way. Werent there opinions of putting up Mezuza horizontally before Rashi?

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125965
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    ymribiat”The space is better used as a space for grownups to thoughtfully discuss their opinions about issues of the day.”

    -nobody stopping you from creating useless topics to discuss “issues of the day” as a “grownup” with other “grownups”. Did anyone force you to join this discussion? If so report them to the mods.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125963
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    Syag I think you made your point already, that you are childish and needy for attention. Nobody asked you to join this thread. If you realized im trying to only reply and be in discussion with those who are staying on topic but you are relentlessly asking for attention.

    Having said that , yes I think it is much more positive to understand beatiful minhagim of our people and its inspiring once you understand the meaning behind what our own people do from across the spectrum. You can keep being a wise-crack but dont be surprised if you will be ignored. Thanks for understanding 😉

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125952
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    alwaysask-“What is the explanation for the Ashkenazi order?”

    ” Eastern Europe would often get one esrog per town, according to stories. Would they really refuse it if was a pitom or pitom-less type?”

    -idk you tell me? Thats why im asking if anyone knows sources and would be interesting in hearing peoples minhagim and reasons.

    “RW did not ask “who is right”, he asked “what was original” minhag. That is not the same. You don’t tell your students that Yaakov wore a shtreimel to support a minhag, I hope.”

    -exactly

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125950
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    commone saychel-” what is the minhag of eating pizza on Motza? or a half baked slice on Motza Peasch?
    What is the minhag of having a sushi platter at a vort?
    And you never answered the Kokosh cake minhag,”

    Those arent minhagim moron.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125788
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    Baltimoremaven, is it the one that looks like an apple with a lid? That’s what Google search shows.

    Sam Klein, what about the wax sealing though? Without that there wouldn’t be any usable oil.

    Also didn’t the Vilna Gaon hold by only 2 matzohs?

    Yes I know everyone has their minhagim regarding lulav etc. More interested in reasons behind them. I’m sure there are many.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125792
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    Avirah “This list is full of arrogance. It’s not our place to decide which half of klal yisroel, which half of rishonim are “right” and which are “wrong”.”

    -so I take it you follow Beis Shamay for menora lighting in order to stay in your place? I mean why be arrogant and follow a different opinion?

    Wasn’t there one way of doing things before the churban? Just asking.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125674
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    Syag nobody asked you. Nothing j said was negative they are facts and patterns that everyone is aware of. Like I said if you can’t contribute to this topic you are more than welcome to not comment. You aren’t coming off as clever or quick witted we’ve seen these boring comments over and over again by everyone. Change the record.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125644
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    I heard the kiddush cup with stem is a more recent American minhag. Is there any source to that? That is if anyone actually wants to talk about this topic or just write random things which make you feel so smart and brave. Those who don’t want to participate in this discussion are welcome to leave and not comment. I’m only looking for productive comments that can contribute information not for your silly 5 year old jokes.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125642
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    Avirah maybe you see it as arrogance because you are self reflecting and projecting it on others. Actually this topic isn’t about who or what is right it’s about minhagim and asking those who practice the minhag this way or that for sources and reasons in order to understand why some have a certain minhag either way. It’s just that this forum has participants who are so negative that they will always try to find the bad in anything and start a contest of who can put downt the other on a more “clever” way. Pathetic.

    Syag I’m actually not bullying anyone just stating facts from observation.

    in reply to: Stem or not? #2125594
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    Yes, Moderator 29, a lot more neutral and positive than the sinas chinam topics you guys approve or post on the site. My topic, contrary to your taste is actually productive and thought provoking to find out the roots and sources for our Jewish customs. Should I have thrown some hate stirring attacks on others minhagim in order to get approved faster?

    Ujm, yes how did you guess? Is that the most you can contribute to the topic? Its ok for you not to know everything so we forgive you in advance to not comment in future cases. : )

    in reply to: Shofar Maintenance #2123482
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    Maybe just to sanitize the bacteria that stays from saliva even if it’s your own?

    in reply to: Can we please fix the Coffee Room? #2123368
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    Go away you arent welcomed

    in reply to: Shofar Maintenance #2122720
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    Kuvult so what is the best way to sanitize it to reduce or eliminate the smell without it being abrasive? Also do the glossed Shofar smell as much as the non gloss?

    in reply to: Shofar Maintenance #2122616
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    “But it’s my shofar, why is there a need to clean it?”

    So its your shofar but how did you clean it to make sure its sanitized in the first place? Also even if its your saliva it still builds up bacteria and smell so wouldnt you want to keep it sanitized aside for the dust buildup?

    in reply to: Shofar Maintenance #2122529
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    mentch-“I do not clean my shofar at all, after all you are blowing it and I assume the dust will be blown out”

    -and the saliva?

    in reply to: Shofar Maintenance #2122411
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    Does cleaning it over and over ruin the shofar over time?

    in reply to: Tablet Mania #2122413
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    So basically tablet is just an airplane thing?

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