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June 19, 2017 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm in reply to: Half birthdays #1299596
Did anyone ever? My zaidy used to say, “If you are still going by halves… you might need to do some growing up”.May 14, 2017 8:30 am at 8:30 am in reply to: Ponevezh Bans Technology 🚫📱🚫🖥️🚫🥔 #1275194
>Or maybe this is what people say in a frum context when agreeing with each other?
Ding Ding DingMay 10, 2017 11:34 am at 11:34 am in reply to: Not doing a vort 🐗 #1273557
L’chaim is for the night they get engaged, after he proposes, and for immediate family only. So both sides can get to know each other. The vort is usually a week or two weeks later for the gantzeh velt.
For starters read Hilchos Teshuva 3:6
Nedarim 39b – The purpose of Gehennom
Rosh haShanah 17a – The end of Gehennom
Sotah 10b – The levels of GehennomMay 9, 2017 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm in reply to: Not doing a vort 🐗 #1273344
It is being phased out, I see people combining the l’chaim and the vort.May 5, 2017 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm in reply to: How did Rabbi Akiva die? #1270507
They took iron combs and scraped his flesh.May 2, 2017 12:05 am at 12:05 am in reply to: Did Rachel come to Jacob only seven days after Jacob married Leah? #1267549
#YinglishMay 1, 2017 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm in reply to: What’s the deal with the 5th of Iyar? And what are Kinot? 📆🔑🗒️ #1267518
We say selichos on Behab, maybe someone got confused with that and thought it was for the zionist holiday when they fell out on the same day.
Note this cant happen anymore since I think they pushed off the holiday? Can someone confirm?April 30, 2017 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm in reply to: Sefiras HaOmer Issues #1266244
Regarding oft misquoted Rav Moshe.
“Rav Moshe’s Ruling
However, this is not so clear-cut nor unanimous. In fact, and although widely and seemingly erroneously quoted as holding that one may indeed switch between ‘First’ and ‘Second Sefirahs’ in different years, Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l, actually qualified such action. He clarifies that for Ashkenazim to be allowed to do so would depend on the difference of opinions between the Bach and Vilna Gaon as to the interpretation of the Rema’s ‘First Sefirah’. He explains that according to the Bach both minhagim are based on keeping 33 days; it technically should not matter which 33 days are kept. Accordingly, one may switch ‘Sefirahs’ in different years.
Yet, according to the Gr”a, the ‘First Sefirah’ is solely due to the Talmidim dying only then. If so, maintains Rav Moshe, how can one switch ‘Sefirahs’, if each is mutually exclusive, based on different accountings? If one holds that the Talmidim only died up until Lag B’Omer, how can he, in the very next year, follow a different minhag, which is based on a shittah that they did not actually die at that time, or vice versa? Therefore, he maintains that according to the Gr”a one may not switch ‘Sefirahs’ from year to year.
Additionally, Rav Moshe holds that the ‘Second Sefirah’ is the true Ashkenazic minhag and that ‘First Sefirah’ is essentially a Sefardic minhag. He therefore concludes that an Ashkenazi may not switch from ‘Second Sefirah’ to the ‘First Sefirah’, as lechatchilla we should not be lenient against the shitta of the Gr”a, except under extremely extenuating circumstances’.”April 30, 2017 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm in reply to: What does Zionism mean to you? #1265974
The story goes, and it is one I have heard from my rebbeim.
A meeting in 1968 with Senator Hubert Humphrey, then running for the presidency. The rebbe’s aides had warned Humphrey against raising any political issues pertaining to Israel. When he was informed of this after the meeting, the rebbe laughed:
Had Humphrey spoken to me in support of the Zionist state, it wouldn’t have bothered me in the least. We Jews have a Torah which forbids us to have a state during the exile, and therefore we may not ask the Americans to support the state. But a non-Jew has no Torah, and by supporting the state he feels he is helping Jews. So, on the contrary, if an American non-Jew is against the Zionist state, it shows he is an anti-Semite.April 30, 2017 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm in reply to: What did you learn in shul this Shabbat? #1265956
I admire your yiras cheit. וּמִי כְעַמְּךָ כְּיִשְׂרָאֵלApril 30, 2017 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm in reply to: Question about Confidentiality of Discussions with One’s Rabbi in American law #1265963
Now that you mean it, I remember reading a fascinating write up entitled Orthodox Jewish Women And Eligibility For The Parsonage Exemption, discussing a different case, but a similar idea of what their role/status is.April 30, 2017 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm in reply to: What does Zionism mean to you? #1265952
Yes, I am familiar with the zionist arguments, we obviously have our own counter arguments and different understandings of it, and they are well documented should anyone be bored enough to look. I shall spare you and everyone else here the same rehashing that undoubtedly goes down in every thread entitled zionism or the mentioning of it’s name.
Because I wish to focus on the other issues brought up, which intrigue me. Such as the governance, and how we would go about it. A fun thought crossed my mind, a fantasy scenario, perhaps even ludicrous. Bare with me, while I paint the scene.
All the charedim, Satmars the Ediah etc, all agree to vote in the elections, the Satmars finally encourage moving to EY hakedoisha. Now what happens, we have the numbers to do more then go for short term compromises. We make peace with Shas, and somehow get Degel, Peleg and all the various factions to vote for one party.
Now how does that sound? Crazy and impossible, but one can dream.April 30, 2017 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm in reply to: Jewish Universities: Yeshiva U & Touro College ✡️🎓 #1265953
From my limited experience no galachim visit.April 30, 2017 11:32 am at 11:32 am in reply to: What does Zionism mean to you? #1265838
I think somebody needs to brush up on the three oaths. Of course the frum opposition is to the existence of the State, this is the opinion of the majority of ehrliche yidden. While we are also opposed to the way the chilonim govern and oppress us. Zionism is not just secular government, that is white washing the words of the gedolim Chas v’shalom. There can never be a state run according to the torah without moshiach. Unless you are one of those kahanists, which I highly doubt you are, that is not the frum velt’s main issue with zionism.
As Reb Yoelish famously said, a Yid has to oppose zionism, but if a goy does it is anti semitism. What do you think he meant by zionism? Obviously it was the State’s existence, why would it be anti semitism for a goy to oppose secular values.
Now again you said “Within the Jewish world, the issue is that many Frum people have a problem with a government that is not run according to the Torah and may think that it would have been better for the Jews if such a government had never been founded. ” Notice how that is not different from what I said in the very beginning. Zionism= a “jewish” state, one that we are vehemently opposed to, and daven every day for it to be replaced by melech hamoshiach.
Perhaps, I wonder whether you misunderstood my initial comment and or deliberately tried to obfuscate the issue, but there is no real difference between the olim’s definition of zionism and the goyishe velt’s. If you read over your words, you will see that.April 30, 2017 10:20 am at 10:20 am in reply to: What did you learn in shul this Shabbat? #1265810
Yes, he said that he was very concerned for the lives of the yidden there, and the yeshivos and kollelim. Additionally, he did say that he was not saying so because of feelings towards the black community, rather it was out of what he felt was self preservation for the yidden.April 30, 2017 7:13 am at 7:13 am in reply to: What did you learn in shul this Shabbat? #1265642
I learnt that Rav Miller Zatzal supported Apartheid because he felt it would be the better outcome for the Jewish community in SA.April 30, 2017 6:46 am at 6:46 am in reply to: What does Zionism mean to you? #1265640
Zionism equals the right for Jewish self determination aka the existence of the “jewish” state. Which is the commonly accepted definition outside this YWN bubble.April 29, 2017 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm in reply to: Jewish Universities: Yeshiva U & Touro College ✡️🎓 #1265506
Does a yid need a heter to attend college?April 28, 2017 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm in reply to: Jewish Universities: Yeshiva U & Touro College ✡️🎓 #1265366
They both already have plenty of non jews in attendance, I am not sure why you thought otherwise.April 16, 2017 7:57 am at 7:57 am in reply to: Turns out we’re all terrorists #1254492
What does he think of us non zionist and anti zionist yidden?
Regarding “Turns out we’re all terrorists” I am under the impression that the majority of frum yidden in America are not Dati leumi or Modox, so they are not the subject of this article. So who is this we in the title here?
Has anyone taken a poll of the CR’s makeup?
Additionally I was also shocked to see such a disgusting piece published by TOI, recently, bashing Chabad, it was thankfully pulled from their site. It was entitled the Lubavitcher rebbe’s dark side.
Nevertheless it does show how the seculars are getting worried about their own dwindling numbers and declining hold on EY hakedosha, that they feel desperate enough to publish such smut.March 20, 2017 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm in reply to: American pop culture vs secular Israeli pop culture #1239821
If the content is assur why would there be a difference?March 20, 2017 9:55 am at 9:55 am in reply to: world Safety #1239222
Mann tracht un gott lachtMarch 20, 2017 9:44 am at 9:44 am in reply to: You might be spending too much time in the CR if… #1239220
You look around in shul trying to determine who people are on the CR.March 19, 2017 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm in reply to: America should trade Taiwan for North Korea #1238819
America or Trump?March 17, 2017 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm in reply to: Did Something Change on the Coffee Room? #1237851
The Internet is assur. Le’sighMarch 13, 2017 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm in reply to: Food game (second letter) 🍲🕹️🅱️ #1229118
eclairMarch 13, 2017 5:53 am at 5:53 am in reply to: Food game (second letter) 🍲🕹️🅱️ #1229107