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“Never mind, it’s taken care of already.”
ronrsr, the store’s insurance should send him money for not following popa’s advice.
–Oops! Popa beat me to it.
What kind of taking from the store did you do? As I said earlier, he doesn’t own customers. Besides, being that the woman thinks she was advised by the store not to purchase the cones, you only gave the place a good reputation.
If you refuse to accept what I’m saying (Chas Vishalom) and you still feel like you owe him something, all you would owe him is a customer, or some business. So, go and buy yourself some very expensive and fattening ice cream, with a happy and fulfilled conscience. Perhaps you can post some leftovers in the coffee room.
How’s about gamma ray treatment?
They did have small overnight prisons where they kept the guy while they decide his fate.
mbachur, I don’t think that someone remains a Rodef forever after. I wonder if he is called a Rodef during planning stages; probably it only applies to actual heading to murder.
An answer to the Wolf’s question would be that there is no Halachic action on this person, but there are societal actions to be done. Just as setting up traffic rules and patterns are the responsibility of any government, it is not a Halacha per se (besides for Vinishmartem, Lo Saamod, Vechay Achicha Imach…).
Chamelon, perhaps you missed his Lashon Hara about Yaakov Avinu post. That’s what I’m coming off.
Wolf, knowing you, you probably mean that seriously, somehow.
Wolf, as for Rashi arguing with the Rambam, see what Rashi whites by Lot’s daughters. Anyhow, the Rambam didn’t make it up, it’s in the Gemara.
No Wolf, but it would be a tragedy for him to wrongly judge someone.
The Gemara says that eclipses happen because of specific Aveiros. The Maharal explains that the world, being created as a haven for such abominations, was created as a morally incomplete entity. Therefore, Hashem made its light accordingly, with flaws. It might have some astrological bearing, but it’s not born of an impact of Aveiros commited.
The rainbow is based on variables, which are manipulated by Hashem to reflect the current time. The eclipses, though, are preset and can be predicted in advance. If it were based on the current state of affairs, that would be a big breach of Bechira.
Oh, so then carry on:<=>
I Ta’ake never saw that site. However, you don’t have to be such an original thinker to know what the conversations would be about. I also know that FaceBook started out with a similar topic as the one discussed at Achashveiroshes party.
TryingMyBest, tell me (if you can!) if I’m wrong.
The OPs screen name, being a Torah theme, albeit a Mussar one, suggests a male. However, the topic chosen suggests the opposite.
I don’t hide my screen name from people I know in the non virtual world. I only hide my real name from screen friends.
I think this is starting to look more and more like a FaceBook blog.
What oomis says is what I’ve heard that a relative’s co-worker said, as to why she was looking to marry a Jew. Not that she showed much Ahavas Yisroel, though.
The first generation that strayed remembers the atmosphere in the home during their upbringing. That gives them a strong feeling of belonging to that people. In rome instances, they can impart that feeling to their children. Being that the feeling is so strong, it is tangible enough to pass down. It goes without saying, that there is a limit how long this can carry on. If I touch a towel wet from hand drying, I can’t make something else visibly wet enough.
Yes, that’s true, Derech Hamelech. If you need a word to define it, we are a family.
Baruch Hashem! May Hashem imbue her with lots of Sechel Hayashar, any may your connection grow stronger and stronger.
rt, why do you make that leap when he didn’t get near suggesting anything close to that? He is talking about Sefarim written to inspire, and he is saying that he doesn’t think those will do. I don’t know if I agree totally to what he is saying, but definitely, every generation has it’s personality and has to be dealt with accordingly. If he is talking about the prevalent Apikursus of today, that is true. Although, between the world wars the situation was way worse than today.
So, there is something to that point, but it also depends on what is meant by inspire. Chasidishe Sefarim are also inspiring today to those that tune themselves to it. There is also the need for New Age Kiruv and inspiration.
In terms of a culture, it depends why you are telling him these three things. If I were to join a new culture, I would need to know how to dress, greet, and manners.
Ma Chovaso, don’t be afraid. I don’t bite.
Pashuteh, still munching on your IP.
On the go, usually.
Blinky, I imagine the mods do it from their Blackberrys.
I think many of you are addressing something else entirely. If you meet someone and are trying to give him a picture of what a Yid is, you aren’t trying to tell him the underlying foundations or the basic Mitzvos.
I would say, our connection and awareness to our history; our general goal and purpose; and one point of our way of life, say, the idea that we remember Hashem in all our actions. Meaning, that before eating we have to make sure it is kosher and prepared kosher and then which Bracha. When we get dressed, where we get dresses, how, in what order, and of course Shatnez and Tzitzis. We must watch our eyes and our speech.
These three things are what make us stand apart. It is a summary of who we are.
And why is it that people find it funny to make marriage sound like the worst thing that happened to mankind? Even worse is the fact that they find a Sheva Brachos the best time for this.
You mean to say that you type straight and the text flows right to left?
Being blocked for no reason is not necessary? I really don’t know what warrants such behavior. The message says to contact the site administrator, but there isn’t even an automated acknowledgement, whatever that would be worth.
If you really want “all fairness”, address me, not him (unless you’ll start claiming that I’m him). Do you really rather phone calls over emails?
Machshava means thought. Whatever you think about, that’s what it will be.
BTW, is your screen name based on a ‘Machshava’ Sefer?
The IP address is the address of your computer given to you as you connect. Your service provider gives you an IP address. Unless you bought a permanent IP address, it will always be another one.
I have another question. Does any mod or anyone at all read the stuff that comes in from the ‘contact us’ page?
A cell phone can cause the Machla, because a certain gut once spoke on his cell phone and actually the Machla.
I know there are studies this way and that, but I actually saw a circulation with the above message.
A barking dog doesn’t bite.
I never tried it (from either angle).
I dn’idt noitce anthiyng wonrg.
Trying, I was addressing that very parenthetical side note.
I’m not sure the trend is continuing rightward, or rather, upward. While the community grew over the years, giving way to a comfortable feeling of being in our own world, there is also the opposite drive. We reached the stage of settling in America, and the general goal and direction was toward more Yiddishkeit. Now, it seems to have climaxed.
There are a lot of dried up souls around. If you want to continue the upward drive, the best thing would be to infuse our children with Geshmack and love for Torah and Mitzvos. It would help if Mosdos Hatorah would teach meaning in Mitzvos. In Europe, Beis Yaakov taught Choreb, from Rabbi Shamshon Refael Hirsh. I don’t know why they discontinued it. Today there is a new brand, the Laughing Rabbis. Whatever works.
And I agree with Charly Hall. Perhaps I don’t agree with him on all his political positions, but I do wholly agree that Conservatism is not holy and has nothing to do with Yiddishkeit. While we align with them because of their tendency to stick up for morality, that doesn’t mean that they have the Messora Hakedosha.
The Yidden in Shushan are criticized for joining Achashveiroshes Seuda. This total submission to a certain party really bothers me. I see here on this site and in the non virtual world, Yidden who idolize talk show figures.
Like I said, I vote Republican in general since they advocate ideas that are important to me. However, I do not say, Mi Ke’amcha Conservatives. I think that deep down, they are extremists; they don’t believe in the government helping anyone at all. When confronted, they’ll either they the absurd claim that if taxes would go down then everyone will be prosperous and there will be no need for government help. Or, they’ll say that sure we should continue helping but we should cut out the unnecessary projects. The other, more common response is to ask a caller some unrelated questions untill you get back into friendly turf, and then hang up.
popa_bar_aba – to keep the coffee room temperature down
Dave Hirsh – Conservatism
WIY, you see? When you want them to, they won’t. They’re probably out to get you. (I would also be.)
I think she already changed her name. No need for the mods to verify; it’s better if we don’t know to look out.
As for the OP, it really is a very powerful message. There are certain Hanhagos of Hashem that we can only begin to understand after having our own children.
In further support of eclipse’s point: the Pasuk in Yeshaya says, Hatishkach Isha Ulah – does a mother forget her child? The Pasuk continues, Gam Eile Tishkachna V’anochi Lo Eshkachech – you might find one that would forget her child, but I [Hashem] won’t forget you.
40 is 10 in base 39
You don’t have the same IP address every time you connect.
Smartcookie, I noticed that too. Alot of bickering lately, unfortunately. We’ll have to fight that with kind words.
Pashuta Yid, they say you should contact the administrator if you think it was a mistake. Did you try that? I tried many times, and was ignored. I think your idea of just appending a version number is a very good one if you know that it was an error. I didn’t think of that.
80, Or as the Maharal says, the 40th is for his Ruchnius part, which by the time you fixed up all 39 parts the Ruchnius is already back in its rightful place.
Well, it easy to tell that’s it’s different; the hard part is to know they’re the same:)
And in what percentage is each group represented in this coffee room and on online frum forums in general?
10-Luchos, that stuff applies only to the first incarnation; now we just wait around for Tikkun.
Oh, it was Moq.December 13, 2010 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm in reply to: CR Discussions: Halachic or Non-Halachic Discussions? #922019
Now that I finally read the (closed!) thread that was refered to in the OP, I can chime in, too. While my decision of which sock to pull out of the drawer was not based on weighing any Torah sources, even if my desire to choose correctly would be because of a Yiddish reason had I been on that level; when someone asks what is the “correct” thing to do we would most definitely look to the Torah for guidance. In that other thread, the discussion was actually about an Halachic concept, which really makes aries’ remark puzzling. I think aries was just caught off guard, not expecting the conversation to take a turn away from being a friendly opinion chat.
Once we’re on the topic, why do so many people keep on saying the mantra, “Ask your LOR”? Sometimes threads get closed with this mantra posted on the gate. Is there really something wrong with discussing Torah? Would you now call out in all Yeshivos, “Rabbosei! Stop! Why are you all saying Svaros? Go ask-your-LOR”?
I’m around. Who do you think went missing? Was that mdd that made a good by thread?
It might be better without it. The coversations won’t stop, it will only cause trouble.
yitayning, I guess you have to re-read the thread about the Kotzker that even going in the middle of the road can be overdone.
Sam-I-Am, where did you get all that information from?
Why do you bring up not having a moderater?! That’s not what this is about. Do you know the difference between flying and being buried, or can you discern between fasting and overeating?
Avram, you have to be able to back up a wild theory like that. What common thread do you see with all those names mentioned, which have a wide range of opinions? I don’t actually mind that you make assumptions about me, but don’t blame me for them!
Dave, your last point is a very good one. I’d apply that to blocking out someone, that they shouldn’t ignore emails, especially if it gets done randomly.
smartcookie and Mod-42, is it everything or nothing? I see you guys are really heading toward extremes. What’s going on, is it Blumberg on your head? Oh, I get it. You have quotas to delete, block and close. Yes yes; that’s it. I know you’re gonna deny it. That’s what they all do. Y’see, that explains the recent mood; you guys are simply under pressure.
–Awaiting my Tikkun–
I’d also rather more than much less. I’d also rather not be forced into reincarnation. You know how painful it is.
Some threads seem to have been closed on a whim, or based on the moderater’s own cooking up to a closing point.