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Btw how is it ok to still use plastic garbage bags? If they aren’t biodegradable then what’s this whole issue about?
No chemicals meaning isn’t that also bad for environment or if it gets into the ocean?
Are paper bags all natural? Do they not contain any chemicals?
Now they will make thicker plastic bags that use more plastic which will be even worse for “environment”. Haha if someone wants to reuse they will reuse even a regular bag which have been proven to be quite reusable. And if they want they will toss a “reusable” bag even though it’s “reusable.”
Meno-“A few months ago I went to a Home Depot in Connecticut and they didn’t give bags so I walked out juggling a miter saw and a few pieces of hardware.”
Meno did you also purchase a few LEDs while at it? ; )
Anyhow there is the loophole since it says they can’t offer non reusable bags. So basically they can still distribute free plastic bags just use a slightly thicker plastic which would qualify. I’m sure many department stores will do that.
For all the past business owners saying using paper bags worked great, just know that most businesses are upset at this change since paper weighs a lot and will cost them much more to order to the store. The fact that trader Joe’s uses paper is because they are an extreme liberal mentality as can be seen by the shoppers there. Extreme left wing save the whales type. So for their agenda it’s worth getting these paper bags to offer. But they don’t seem cheap they are pretty heavy paper. Doubt most businesses will want those. And besides even thought they have handles the handles rip with anything heavy inside and paper is more prone to tearing in general.
With plastic you can just double bag and it can carry a lot of weight. Bottom line is they can just use biodegradable plastic. But they don’t want to. They would rather cut down more trees and use paper. What sense?
Why is everyone saying that small businesses only will be affected? The big stores will also not be giving bags. Imagine going to Target and having to prepare your plastic bags or tote from home even though you don’t know what or how much you are buying.
We used to also not have traffic lights why don’t we revert back to those times? Certain things were made in order to speed things up and make lives easier. Going backwards is simply going back to more difficult ways.
Btw what happened to save the trees?
In a way it’s kind of exciting to see how this will all play out…
@Just me- aside for speed limit and cameras at every corner, they are trying to put tolls on all bridges into and out of Manhattan and will likely get their way. And noone can do anything about it. New Yorkers aren’t stigmatized as rude and neurotic for no reason. This city does its best to make them that way.
And to all those saying you can carry a bag with you. Look, idk about you but most people don’t feel like carrying around a bag like a homeless everywhere just in case they need to visit the store to pick a few things up. And if they give biodegradable bags for meat, why not just switch to biodegradable rather than eliminating bags altogether?
And while we are at it let’s eliminate plastic bottles, soda cans plastic straws, and the like. Paper napkins also just being your own handkerchief to any restaurant or bagel store you visit. Why the need to go backwards? And since when is using paper from trees better for the environment suddenly? Weren’t we always trying to save paper/trees? Why don’t we eliminate cars and refrigerator me altogether it’ll be better for the environment. Horses actually help with fertilizing the soil. We should go back to that.
GadolHadora- “Right is wrong. Get over it. 31 of the 50 states (plus D.C.) now prohibit plastic bags, including Oregon, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Delaware, Maryland, and California.”
edited let me begin by asking why you feel the need to spin my name on every reply. You aren’t even doing it right.
Secondly, New York is the second state for the ban after California not sure where you got 31. And good for you for keeping 100 tote bags in your car. Not everyone likes to have random trash filling up their car. And what If you don’t have a car or are just randomly going into a store for a few things without your car? Should you keep 20 tote bags in your back pocket just in case the need arises for them?
You say they aren’t recyclable. Number one thing people do with a plastic bag is reuse them from carrying other things or as garbage bags.
If they really wanted to save the environment they can use biodegradable bags which have been around for a long time already. What about the trees being affected now from all the paper bags which btw will be littering the streets as well. Did you forget why they switched to plastic in the first place? To save trees? If this is about littering they can enforce littering and decrease the issue. Why don’t we ban paper napkins from the bagel store while we’re at it since they are seen tumbling away with the wind everywhere?
We are going backwards. This has nothing to do with plastic bags and everything to do with liberals getting their illogical way of things and the government getting rich off bag tax. Most retailers are upset since it cost a lot to ship paper bags and will have to pay more to order them. Reusable totes are unsanitary and just inconvenient. Unless you invent totes that fold up to the size of a quarter which you can keep several of in your pocket at all times, this system is going to cause an uproar.
Are you also justifying the tolls that are proposed to take effect just to enter and leave Manhattan? Why don’t we also have a toll on the BQE and Belt I mean that will surely help with traffic won’t it? Oh ya and all this while raising all the existing tolls and subway fare without even repairing and upgrading the subway system and roads which is already happening. Great idea.
Meno and what about 100watts which are pretty common as well. Did you check those prices? Besides you don’t think $3 for a bulb is a lot when light bulbs are just basic necessities? Especially if they won’t really last you for 22 years…
You can check home Depot prices or Amazon and unless you get them on sale, the brands such as Philips or the like will end up costing you $6 and up for a bulb. Even if you do get them for less it still takes many years for the price you paid to reward you for the savings in electrical bill.
Of course LED is supposed to be the step up from CFL but first of all CFL are still brighter if you look at the package details and much cheaper than LED. There is no reason for a bulb to cost so much when incandescent used to be 4 for a buck. How long do we have to wait for LED to become the norm and not some breakthrough with high prices.
Sort of like how flat screens are still called flat screen TV as if it’s something special. What are we comparing it to tube TV’s? Those don’t exist anymore. (Flat screens have gone down in price substantially though).
Since LED have been around for more than a decade I’m sure it’s as cheap to make as incandescent. But they still make a big fuss over it just to sell it for a lot of money.
And besides, its a fact that many LED bulbs including the brand names don’t last even close to what it says on the box. You can check tech sites online for that. And personally I’ve used Sunbeam or other American companies and many of them if they hadn’t burnt out they start to flicker which is just as bad maybe worse. It’s an issue with LED and old wiring. So ya unless you are rewiring your whole house which already will be more expensive than using old incandescent then be prepared for this.
But then again you can see the new streetlight LED which many will flicker from time to time on the street or highway, so while you are at it replace the whole city grid as well.
So ya most of the time the bulbs aren’t the problem (obviously the Chinese made are bad quality duh) but it’s the compatibility issue with the old wiring and circuits. CFL didn’t have that issue. And btw not a huge saving difference from CFL to LED especially when you factor how much more you’re paying for an LED bulb. The watts difference is minute. And even if you claim LED is lasting you for now, they are advertising 22 years. So even if it lasts 3 years for you, thats nowhere close to 22 and is the same life as incandescent.
Of course I’m a fan of LED but if they aren’t lasting due to old NEW YORK wiring and grid, then it gets kinda frustrating.
Ya copying and pasting is best option. But in all honesty there have been much longer posts approved. Doesn’t matter now, what’s done is done.
I doubt it but that’s fine. I’ll try not to quote anyone when I answer them this way they won’t understand what I’m replying to. Now you’ll say the 1200 characters were besides the copy and pasted quotes of other screennames I was replying to. Anyway it’s fine whatever makes you happy. I’ve seen posts which fill half a webpage which you approve. Not sure why this pick and choose game makes you feel so powerful.
Really mods? My post was so long? Surely it wasn’t as long as the latest post by random. There wasn’t much to moderate I didn’t say anything remotely negative. Was asking why as Jews we would have to rely on non Jewish healing since they have the knowledge for it? Asking why in Judaism we don’t have as much of that knowledge? Is this post also too long because my other post was pretty much the same. Surely not nearly as long as other posts in this topic by others. It’s annoying because you guys don’t care that people invest time and effort to write and with one click you make it disappear for no good reason. Then just have to rewrite the post. At least modify if you think something so bad was written which surely wasn’t the case here.
Yes we do care, we don’t make things disappear for no good reason, your post was about 1200 characters longer than the long one.
“Israel has more antisemitism than the US. If you think you need to leave, moving to Israel on that basis is less safe. I’d suggest Australia or Canada is where to move.”
“Israel has more antisemitism than the US. If you think you need to leave, moving to Israel on that basis is less safe. I’d suggest Australia or Canada is where to move.”
-Joseph give me a break, thats such a foolish statement. First of all, Canada? Which is more anti semitic than other areas?
Yes Israel makes life for the frum difficult no doubt, but in event of antisemitism Israel would be the safest place. You really think the Israeli government would set up concentration camps? The fact is that antisemitism is being unleashed in the world and we have to know if this is our warning. It always starts small, from thugs and low lives. The problem gets worse when it catches on like wildfire and spreads away from just the thug population.
it starts with the “powerless fringe elements”. Thats why the question was if thats our warning.
Random- so I wrote an interesting reply but wasn’t posted for whatever funny reason the mods have. Sorry don’t feel like retyping it all. Would have liked to see answers but you know, mods what can you do. There was nothing wrong with my reply so kind of disappointed that its lost thanks to mods.
Very long posts are hard to moderate and are more likely to not be approved. See https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/moderation-memos-posting-tips-and-important-links#post-612444
“Who says all wisdom is religious wisdom? We are allowed to utilize non-religious wisdom that comes from the nations around us, such as technology or medicinal cures.”
-problem is a lot of times it’s intertwined and difficult to separate the wisdom from the religion aspect
So just to be clear, red string, blue eye, chamsa and magen david do not have clear Jewish origings and are possibly adopted from other religions?
I even heard an opinion that dressing up costumes on Purim was also a custom taken from the non Jewish holiday. Any truth to that?
Avram md-so are you saying before magen david the menorah mostly symbolized the Jewish religion? It is very iconic till this day as well.
“No. Idolatrous religions were all made up by people. Christianity and Islam did derive some of their ideas from Judaism. As far as wisdom in other religions, Jews are strictly forbidden from investigating other religions and their practices.”
-Why did it take so many years from creation for Judaism to develop as well as other monotheistic religions? How come idolatrous religions are still alive and strong even in this age of understanding? Most of the eastern part of the world for example still follow those religions.
Yes not allowed to learn from other religions but are there any practices or knowledge which came from us even before Judaism was official which have been lost or forgotten on our end but kept by these other nations? Such as eastern medicine, mind and body healing, meditations or any other general secrets/wisdom. Obviously there are many instances where modern medicine is not fit to cure and more homeopathic and herbal remedies are necessary and can fix. Wouldn’t it be strange if Judaism doesn’t have those essential secrets but having to rely on other religious wisdom?
Reb eliezer many Tzaddikim have said that the version of the book that we know of is not the original that was handed down. Look it up
“The Otzar Yisroel says that the symbol can be found in the Sefer Raziel Hamalach.”
-again we don’t even know what that sefer is since many have said the one we know of is not the original and not even known who wrote this one
Jewish unity-just curious why have you been tracking this book for years?
Reb eliezer “When she gave birth and one stretched his hand out, the midwife took his hand and tied a red string on him to know who came out first.”
Yes but that still doesn’t explain why people wear it I think as a protection from ayin Hara possibly? That red color supposedly repels it? Also that still doesn’t credit us with the origin aren’t there religions that predate us who have this custom?
Again is it possible that these and many other mystical customs came from Jewish origins but forgotten over the years and have been picked up by other religions or possibly kept for all the years since the matanos were given over to Hagar and the Eastern world?
And regarding Magen David do we have any Jewish source for this symbol?
Ctlawyer- yes but check this book specifically all sellers are selling for this price and even on other sites you won’t find it for less than $300 and take condition into account too. You can search Google it’s either all out of stock or high price.
Catch yourself”Sounded like you have the capability to play the music off your phone, but that you didn’t want to have to look at your phone while driving.”
-no I was just kind of defending why I like the old school CD before people try to point out how it’s a thing of the past. Also saying that I know there are apps that offer free Jewish music but yes I would still have to look at phone and connect it to the car if possible depending on the circumstances, and also need Internet connection. If I had the songs available I would just transfer it to a CD so no I don’t have most of the songs I’d like.
-so again this discourages from being able to listen to more Jewish music since it would cost a fortune. If apps such as jewish music.fm can offer all albums for free listening, or non Jewish artists can have all their music free on YouTube, why isn’t it readily available for most Jewish music as well?
Is listening to Jewish music a privilege only if you can afford the expense? Someone who isn’t so into Jewish music will definitely not pay so much just to give it a chance. Besides ive already mentioned that many albums don’t have the individual download offer so that takes us back to the impractical option of purchasing full albums for a high price just for 1 or 2 songs.
Catch yourself”There is no credible source for the red string in Judaism. Rav Yaakov Hillel in his Sefer Tamim Tihyeh writes as much, and that the practice is forbidden as superstition. It is unfortunate that this practice has become so common, when it is antithetical to our way of life.”
– oh wow. So there is no Jewish origin to it at all? Why wouldn’t Rabbanim decry this custom then since in Israel it is common to see these being sold at holy sites. Are you saying we adopted this from other religions? Does this also go for the evil eye amullete? What about the chamsa which moslims follow as well?
Bmg-“Because the crowd that would fall for it would also fall for such a price”
So are you saying it’s inaccurate?
The red string people have on wrist, the eye is like an amulette against evil eye. Apparently most other religions have that as well. So wondering of the origins
Why is it selling at a price of $900
How did the Magen David become a symbol of Judaism if we are not even sure about the original ties to it? Anyone answering about sefer Raziel Hamalach? Red string, blue eye, etc are any of these adopted traditions or did it originate in Yiddishkeit? What about the far East world’s knowledge of healing or spirituality did these originate from the matanos that Avraham Avinu gave to Hagar?
Reb eliezer, are you sure about that last comment?
Lowertution- I meant towards the world not your personal self.
Loweryourtuition, I didn’t ask about custom. Symbol/icon such as Menorah, Magen David, which btw we aren’t sure of the origins of the star symbol as it is. And the icon anyone here chooses please explain why you think it represents Judaism most.
Sefer Raziel Hamalach, the one you own is not likely the real one. Many Tzaddikim wrote about the authenticity of it. And if the one we know of isn’t the original or authentic one why is it still being printed/available?
YouTube revenue is mostly ad based yes. Anyway all the non Jewish music is on YouTube so they must know what they are doing. They know that people download YouTube videos via software. But they still have their music on the site.
“Can your car play music off a USB drive? That’s another option.”
-its not about the methods to play music, it’s about having the actual content to play. Again buying full albums is not practical at all and not all offer individual song purchase and even if they do that would still add up to a large sum of money. People have 100s of songs in their collection nowadays. Someone told me just don’t listen to music then. That’s not the answer I’m looking for.
True there is car radio, but last I checked they don’t play Jewish music there.
” Spotify and Apple Music are both 15 dollars a month, so look at it like accessing all the music for the cost of 12 albums a year (although you don’t always get access to the newest albums right away).
You can create your own playlists (Spotify also allows you to access others’ playlists that aren’t private), which you can then navigate just as easily as a CD using your car’s controls.”
Again aside for the expense, now you have to be dependent on having a newer high tech car and also an internet connection.
Maybe I should change the title,is that possible?
Yes a mixtape so to speak for the car. I’m aware of advanced technology but i still like using a CD for driving which I can control from the car buttons easily and not have to be distracted looking at the phone to change a song. Also CDs are disposable and I dont care if I forget it somewhere. Buying a song for $1 is still not so practical and not all albums offer that option.
I don’t understand why they don’t just put the album on YouTube they will be making more money having their songs up there rather than selling overpriced CDs. All the non Jewish music is on YouTube ready to be downloaded so if it works for them why not for the Jewish songs? Yidden would be able to listen to Jewish music much more.