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August 25, 2020 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm in reply to: Dvar Torah: Ki Seitzei – Compassion and Cruelty, The Dual Nature Shiluach Hakan #1895579
There is a 3rd mitzvah where the Torah promises arichus yamim. That is the mitzvah of weights and measures. In other words honesty in ones business dealing.
Daven mincha before plag and maariv after plag.May 5, 2020 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm in reply to: What is EY doing in fighting Covi-19 that NYC can learn from” #1857402
In Israel they use seichal. In NY they first apply the rules of political correctness. To wit – in NY at the urgings of parents and teachers to close the schools, the mayor refused for a week as he was afraid that some kids wouldn’t have anything to eat. That was a 1 week delay. Another item, the subways are the largest vector in spreading the virus – people standing shoulder to shoulder in packed rush hour trains. Instead of closing the subway system because he said that first responders couldn’t get to work – adults could figure it out, he did the opposite he shortened the trains and ran them less often creating the same packed trains. This despite the fact that ridership is down 92%. He could have run buses along the subway routes that are a lot safer. Then we have the governer – the rotzayich, who decided that covid positive nursing home patients must go back to the nursing upon discharge from the hospital so they can spread the virus to the other residents.October 24, 2017 10:16 am at 10:16 am in reply to: Are all these protests in Jerusalem really a kiddush hashem? #1388889
To all those who justify blocking streets so that ambulances and others couldn’t get thru – what if it was YOUR child or spouse or parent who couldn’t make it on time during an emergency to a hospital and died as a result of this – would you still think that these protests are legitimate?
Just was on a plane and a Chasidishe guy wanted some bottled water. apparently he couldn’t find the hechsher on the bottle – no it wasn’t flavored, so he put it down. We have raised a generation of people who can’t think – hechsher on water and on shampoo. Whats next – a hechsher on air?+June 7, 2016 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm in reply to: Women only hours at a public municipal pool in Williamsburg #1158842
simple solution. Let them have some separate hours for the women, some separate hours for the men, and mixed hours. Should then be able to accommodate everyones needs.November 9, 2015 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm in reply to: DATI LEUMI AND CHAREDI- why is there such friction? #1112025
You could be for the state or against the state – that argument was for before 1948. As a matter of practicality the state exists today and if it didn’t just imagine what would happen to the 6 million or so who live al admas hakodesh. Just look at the bloodthirsty ISIS or Iranians etc for an answer. Today its a matter of pikuach nefesh. And as an aside if we accept that everything that happens, happens because Hashem wants it to – therefore we accept such things as the crusades, spanish inquisition and the holocaust as the ratzon Hashem, so how come we cant accept 1948 as the ratzon Hashem?
what I don’t understand is the following. many yeshivos will not accept a child if the father is working. for the mother who is expected to work, in most cases cannot find a decent paying job as college or university is also forbidden. how may i ask can these people expect to feed their families, let alone make a chassanah.
got my Chicago Blackhawk hat – its a lot cheaper than the Borsalino one and it works just fine.
here is a solution – would only apply to ELAL however as no other airline would put up with this. Why not when making reservations simply ask if there is a preference of sitting next to the same gender. The wizzes who program seat assignments can easily deal with this. This needs only to be asked where a person is flying alone for if he is flying with his wife they could always switch seats to accommodate their requirement – one exception though – 2 middle seats in the middle of a 747 where the aisle seats are both of the same gender. this business of holding up a flight or an hour is costly to the airline and its passengers – especially those missing out on a connecting flight.
charliehall – in reponse to your post – there is no halacha that says that I must own a dog or any other animal. therefore if i dont own one I am not responsible for its well being. Tzaar Baal Chayim prevents me from abusing or torturing. so I prefer to spend my holy shabbos with family, friends, seforim, shul and a shabbos meal – not with a dog.
Whenever I see someone walking their dog on Shabbos I think to myself that Shabbos is far too holy a day to share it with a dog.June 30, 2013 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm in reply to: Meet CindyóR. Shafran on the Israel draft situation #962314
the reason that the chareidim cant work is simple. in order to avoid the army they claim that they are learning full time. if you are learning full time then you cant work because you dont have time and if you arent learning full time and have time to work then you are lying. you cant have it both ways. I dont feel like paying taxes either – see how far that argument goes
since in any marriage 1 boy marries 1 girl – then after a marriage takes place then one and only 1 of each is removed from the available shidduch pool. I fail to see what age or anything else has to do with this. could be that boys join the pool later than girls do but that doesnt change the basic equation.
To Health – I am sure that Rav Kook would have signed on but unfortunately he was niftar in 1935.Today, 25% of first graders are in Charedi mosdos, and of course there is a rather significant number of others registered in non chareidi yeshivos. In a matter of short order the frum will constitute a majority of this country in which time it will be possible to have a government that runs khalachah but only if all of the frum would actually vote.
Try this – when an organization calls say I dont respond to phone solicitations. Then hang up. They wont bother you again. Or alternatively ask them for their number so that you can call them back when they are eating dinner.
The Vaad of Queens doesn’t allow for the pizza shops / restaurants to open Motzei Chag – avoids the problem of owners who may not be frum from jumping the gun to have their pizza ready in record time. I think that its a wise idea and should be the norm all over. After all instead of running out to the pizza shops right after Havdala don’t we all need some time after Pesach to put away our dishes etc.
When comparing prices one should compare the prices between airlines that fly direct – such as United vs ELAL at Newark and Delta vs ELAL at JFK. You will find that the prices tend to on average be comparable. When comparing ELAL with a stopover you are no longer comparing apples to apples but apples to oranges. Generally stopover flights are cheaper – and $500 is the exception – its more like $200 – $300 and thats because 1} supply and demand – people generally would rather fly directly 2} Europe is set up as sort of a commuter based approach so that many people use the airlines as a stopover in the home city of the airline in order to continue to ones final destination. Airlines use this to entice people to use their airline thereby dropping the price. So for example if one wants to fly from say New York to Israel tou could perhaps use 20 or so different airlines to get to ones final destination. And since most people dont care where they stop – rather for how long and is the airline a reputable one – the airlines thereby compete on price.
Israeli Chareidi – not to belabor the point – but they got 60 years out of this agreement. If the Chazon Ish knew he would get 60 years – I think that he takes the deal. Anyway, 1800 exemptions per year are being given – about 25% of the total chareidi eligible – how many of the 7000 do you think are really learning fulltime anyway? And if you arent learning fulltime and protecting Yidden spiritually, why not help to protect them physically?
Of course the Chazon Ish made a deal. That was then when the exemptions numbered in the 100’s. Today, it is estimated that 7000 Chareidim will turn 18 this year. Had the numbers been the same then as they are now, no way Ben Gurion makes this deal. It is time for the non full time learners to join – whether in Hesder or in a Nachal Chareidi unit.