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  • in reply to: Should We Give The H1N1 Vaccine For Kids #671923

    sammygol
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    Nobody!

    Thalidomide was NOT a vaccine, but a drug supposed to counteract nausea of pregnancy. Not only was it never a vaccine, it was never claimed to have been one, and, like all other new drugs, had associated risks of unknown side effects. There is absolutely no comparison. Not in composition, not in biological pathways, not in action. The basic flu vaccine has been used for decades, and every single year is modified to include the new strains of the virus. Swine flu is just another of those strains, even if more virulent and more dangerous.

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    in reply to: Hebrew Etymology #667421

    sammygol
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    How about Backaxle kadmi?

    in reply to: Kollel – Talmud Torah Kneged Kulam #1177588

    sammygol
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    MM,

    True, all who desire to learn in Kollel SHOULD

    But the community should also support only those that it COULD.

    Therefore, if you can afford it, learn 24/7 ad meah ve’esrim. If you want the public to suport you, while having to pay tuitions for their own many children, you better prove to it that your learning will amount to something.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666545

    sammygol
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    What exactly do Israeli business restrictions have to do with Yiddish? At least with blue shirts there was some thin connection.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666528

    sammygol
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    A thread started with decrying the demise of a language, after stretching itself in every possible direction, from quotes to misquotes, from stories of the languages supposed holiness to tales of holy flying horses, from sensible debates to debates about the senseless, ends with discussion of reburial in Eretz Yisroel. It definitely does appear that a jargon buried in the USA is being reinterred in the Holy Land. This is even more poetic than the language itself ever was.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666519

    sammygol
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    One doesn’t simply disinter a person, especially if his own last wish was to be buried in a particular place. A rebbe isn’t some chair, to be cut into little pieces and moved to another country.

    in reply to: Funny Bumper Stickers #1163621

    sammygol
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    Smile! Your government is watching

    Well behaved people rarely make history

    Don’t play stupid with me, I am better at it

    Be nice to America, or we’ll bring democracy to your country

    Don’t worry what people think; they don’t do it very often

    I know what you are thinking, and you should be ashamed of yourself

    in reply to: Funny Bumper Stickers #1163618

    sammygol
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    Mind is a terrible thing

    If you run in front of a car, you will get tired, if behind – exhausted.

    My name is also Nachman, but I don’t stutter

    in reply to: Jokes #1200767

    sammygol
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    Getzel!

    Very very good, or do I say wunderbar?

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666511

    sammygol
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    starwolf

    Far vos redst du Shtusim 🙂

    in reply to: Jokes #1200763

    sammygol
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    Which country is the most neutral one?

    Lebanon

    Its government doesn’t get involved even in its own domestic affairs.

    Which country in the most independent one?

    Mongolia

    Absolutely nothing depends on it.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666508

    sammygol
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    Jothar,

    Only those who are wrapped in Turkish wool Taleisim do.

    in reply to: Mutar To Go To Mekubalim? #857413

    sammygol
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    PY

    They seek donations precisely because they are MEKABEL, come on!

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666502

    sammygol
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    Josh

    Is there a federal penitentiary there that is realted to speaking Yiddish??

    in reply to: Jeans #665105

    sammygol
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    Right Star,

    I will wear pink, to avoid going blue.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666496

    sammygol
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    PY

    The confusion arises when an Oisvorf has an Oifruf.

    in reply to: Jeans #665097

    sammygol
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    Yes, unfortunately most scrubs are in blue, or a shade thereof, which will be reviled on another thread. What can you do except group therapy, but that isn’t my field.

    in reply to: Jeans #665095

    sammygol
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    Scrubs are far more comfy, trust me

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666493

    sammygol
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    So Lovon didn’t speak Yiddish? Go figure….

    in reply to: Jeans #665093

    sammygol
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    Yes Star, and I cut and sew what the mutant ones create.

    in reply to: Men Wearing Colored Shirts #669421

    sammygol
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    Yitzy,

    Unfortunately, precisely it ISN’T good enough

    in reply to: Men Wearing Colored Shirts #669419

    sammygol
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    Forget the shirt, as long as one LOOKS frum!

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666491

    sammygol
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    Und vos is azoi schlecht, genoi, mit lachen nor a bissel?

    in reply to: Jeans #665091

    sammygol
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    It’s not Rome, it’s Milan. Don’t you know ANYTHING about high fashions? And they make designer jeans there too, nice ones.

    in reply to: Men Wearing Colored Shirts #669414

    sammygol
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    Enough of this Blue Shirt! 🙂

    in reply to: Mutar To Go To Mekubalim? #857402

    sammygol
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    It’s not mekubal to go to one.

    in reply to: Jeans #665087

    sammygol
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    Truth,

    There seems to be a heter for an electrician as well, but only be’shaas had’chak and if it’s hefsed meruba.

    in reply to: Jeans #665085

    sammygol
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    I venture to say that the Ribono shel Olam cares a lot more about official minyanim after the latest z’man tefila, that about the nusach used, more about being not offending the public with dirty clothing and body odor, that about jeans, and more about the time spent learning, than about the language one translates the Gemara into.

    Where have the priorities gone to?

    in reply to: Mutar To Go To Mekubalim? #857386

    sammygol
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    A beracha from any ehrlicher Yid is worthwhile. Even a simple person’s blessing carries weight. The Kabbalistic “prescriptions”, on the other hand, need to be handled with care. One has to know the credentials of who gave it, what for, and does it in any way violate halacha. Some are efficacious and real, others are bogus and nonsensical. It pays to inquire of a talmid chacham one trusts regarding which Mekubal to go to, if at all, and after the visit – which advice to follow, and which to forget about. A kameya may seem like a harmless piece of paper, if it’s not a real one, yet, unless one knows how upright an individual wrote it and what for, one may end up playing with fire, due to all the shemos therein.

    in reply to: What Should we do About so Many Collecters? #664640

    sammygol
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    I heard both sides from different people. On the one hand, there is a halacha that one may not turn an oni away emptyhanded. This applies even if you have already spent all of your ma’aser money. Yet, a peruta suffices. However, giving a dime to a collector shames him more than not answering the door. Therefore, I heard from a most respected posek that in such a situation one should open the door, and with respect explain that one cannot give at this time, while offering the person a drink, or a snack, something to alleviate the embarrassment inherent in collecting. Even then, not turning someone away only applies to a person collecting for himself – the oni, and not a gabbai tzedaka or a collector for a yeshiva.

    The second side is that giving everyone a dollar does very little, while giving let’s say all 25 to one individual carries some weight in his situation. Should one, thus, pick those whom he considers in greater need, denying to the rest. If the rest are personally poor, you have the issur of turning an oni away. We aren’t obligated to personally fully provide to any individual, while we are forbidden from not giving to real aniyim.

    Therefore, giving each a dollar, explaining that you simply cannot afford more at this time, and doing so besever panim yafos, is the best way to go about it. After all, a person collecting, due to his own state, realizes that not everyone has, and will not be offended if less is given, if it is given nicely.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666486

    sammygol
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    Koma,

    Why bring the Mishna, or the Ramban, when one can much easier misquote something written in modern times, taken out of context. It is harder to do so with ancient sources, although some do manage still, with myriad twisted proofs about the undead.

    in reply to: Jeans #665082

    sammygol
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    Koma

    What do YOU think?

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666482

    sammygol
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    A turkey, in holy Yiddish 🙂

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666480

    sammygol
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    With Thanksgiving coming up, maybe we could rename this thread as “The Importance of Indik”?

    in reply to: Men Wearing Colored Shirts #669408

    sammygol
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    jphone

    No, no! He showers before every musaf, but for Yale Veyavo he uses soap as well.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666474

    sammygol
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    Jothar, it’s also a greater mitzva to learn Torah than to devote one’s time to probe into the 18th century fashions, to attend nigh-long tishen, or to demonstrate against every little thing. However, some have a difficult time opening a sefer, and find it easier to fulfill their religious obligations through the trappings.

    in reply to: Obama Threatening Press Freedom? #664034

    sammygol
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    William Schakespeare ascribed to Julius Ceasar the infamous words – He thinks too much, such men are dangerous.

    Our President is dangerous for precisely the opposite reason.

    in reply to: Weak Nails #664056

    sammygol
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    Garlic crusted nails, yummy. Adding raw onions to strengthen those sore gums, and fresh horseraddish for thicker hair roots, will definitely rank high on the local shiddush listings. 🙂

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666471

    sammygol
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    Jothar, when the mitzva of mechias zecher Amalek will resume, upon Moshiach’s arrival, won’t Yiddish have to be forgotten, as well? The same people who claim the mesorah that Germany is Amalek, can’t let go of the last vestiges of their language.

    in reply to: Medicines and Antibiotics #664141

    sammygol
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    Sehe Wolffenstern, wir habben nicht gegessen die Traubenfrucht in der “heim”,……. therefore all the old world remedies worked fine, especially the non-existent ones. Bankes, leaches, cinnabar, spiked wine, and cod liver oil, for those who could afford it, enabled those people, who suurvived the childhood diseases, to live to ripe old age of 38, before succumbing to pneumonia. Better yet, they were already dressed in white.

    in reply to: College, Secular Studies & Judaism #1169619

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    Star

    Once you wear a colored shirt, marrying a shikse is the obvious next step.

    in reply to: Medicines and Antibiotics #664136

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    tamazaball

    It has nothing do do with citrus, rather 6′,7′-Dihydroxybergamottin, a compound in grapefruit, which inhibits cytochrome P450 in the liver, which is a family of proteins with extensive metabolism for many medications, that is involved. Therefore, since the usual metabolism of these compounds is inhibited, bioavailability is increased (they stay longer in the system), which can reach toxic levels, similar to overdosing.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666462

    sammygol
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    Goody,

    SHOULD? Are you advocating teaching the Sefardim Yiddish, so that YOU can be connected to them? There actually IS one language that has always united the Jewry – that is the same tongue in which Hashem Yisborach spoke to us at Har Sinai, in which Moshe Rabeinu wrote the Torah, and in which we say our daily tefilos.

    Not having changed our language certainly doesn’t mean HAVING adopted midieval German, inserting few juicy Hebrew phrases therein. Interestingly, at the time Yiddish was spoken by the Ashkenazi Jewry, it was exactly the same tongue that the gentiles were using. Just because we never updated its vocabulary and syntax, it doesn’t mean that its origins had anything Jewish about them, not unlike taking on the dress of Polish nobility. At the time, it was a gentile dress, and only NOW it looks so, oy, freem.

    in reply to: College, Secular Studies & Judaism #1169617

    sammygol
    Member

    Yes college, no college, mutar, ossur…..

    As long as one speaks Yiddish and carries within the BP eruv, one is OK either way. It is only when one becomes modern, forgets the Mamme Lushen, and still feels that Shmiras Shabbos applies to a safek deorayso, THEN, only then does a college education become a serious issue.

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666459

    sammygol
    Member

    You learn Yiddish to be able to understand the German rock song that starts with “Juden, Juden, kommt nach hause”

    in reply to: Medicines and Antibiotics #664131

    sammygol
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    Anon

    Grapefruit juice DOES interfere with antiobiotics, especially with some macrolides, via cytochrome P450.

    in reply to: Eruv in Brooklyn #761584

    sammygol
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    When it is already Shabbos in NYC, it is still daylight farther West, for real.

    in reply to: Eruv in Brooklyn #761578

    sammygol
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    If this thread continues to be strung much longer, it will encompass an area greater than 12 mil square, making it posul.

    On the other hand, since according to the Rambam, to be a valid tzuras hapesach, there has to be less than 10 amos between the posts, and since neither side is giving the other as much as a tefach, it may still be kosher.

    The machriah should be that, even if YWN site is a reshus horabim, and although the total number of comments may go up to 600,000, the people writing them remain small in number.

    I hereby proclaim that you may not rely upon the eruv of under the halachic guidelines as set forth by sammygol and that posting in the CR during Shabbos is still not allowed. Posted on behalf of the CR Moderation Panel

    in reply to: The Importance of Yiddish #666454

    sammygol
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    It surely is; and what does that have to do with what you wrote before?

    in reply to: Begin a Gemach #737991

    sammygol
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    How about seforim that aren’t usually available in Yeshivas.

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