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  • in reply to: Grape Juice Light #1707550

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    “All OU grape juice that has printed on the bottles “Kosher for Kiddush” contains at least 51% single strength grape juice, and everyone would agree the bracha is Borei pri hagafen”

    oukosher.org/halacha-yomis/may-one-use-grape-juice-kiddush/


    shebbesonian
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    What is bloyeh bluskeh?

    in reply to: Valdictorian speech for mesivta #1535138

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    Not sure what to say about a Mesivta whose valedictorian isn’t able to independently think of the message he wants to convey to his fellow classmates and rebbeim, or at the very least be able to spell the name of the award he is going to receive.

    in reply to: Yeshiva High School Graduates versus Public High School Graduates #1310535

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    I can vouch for the integrity of the regent in the yeshiva in which I teach math. The regents are proctored by a few teachers in a gymnasium where all the desks are spread apart by a distance of the width of a few desks. The teachers alternate sitting in the back and pacing up the aisles. No teacher grades the exams of his/her class and the exams are graded according to the given rubric.

    in reply to: Vallis Tzitzis #1225556

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    Thanks!

    @lightbrite – Vallis is the name of a family in Israel that makes very good tzitzis.

    in reply to: who is "The Gadol Haddar" of America #1228549

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    I sure hope he bases his answers on more than just the mechaber, rama and MB, otherwise you should probably find a new rabbi. What does he do when a question arises that is not in ???? ????? He just paskens straight mechaber and rama? How does he answer questions about ????? ??????? ????, which is barely covered in ???? ????? What does he do about questions about technology that didn’t exist in the time of the MB? What happened to ????? ????, ???????, ??? ?”? ?”? ?”? ?”? ??”? ?????

    in reply to: Kashrut Technology #1219859

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    Bump.

    What’s the point in a kli shlishi sink? It still won’t make it ???? ??????? to wash meat and milk dishes together. ???? ???? ??? ???? ??.

    In general, all of our kosher innovations only work when they are cost-effective solutions to a common problem. (Think kosher lamp, timers etc. they are relatively inexpensive, usually not that much more than a regular lamp or light switch.) Why spend money on an oven that allows you to cook meat and milk in the same oven when you already could if it’s a ??? ???, you could cover it if there is ????, and in most cases you won’t need your oven for both milk and meat simultaneously?

    in reply to: Home-baked Cookies in MM #1227815

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    Meno,

    You’re not addressing my point. I know that kashrus issues CAN arise, but unless you have reason to suspect that they have, ?? ??? ???? ????????. Next time I go through ??? ???? and ?????? I will ??? ??? count how many times the ????? ???? say ??????? ?????? ?? ???????.

    in reply to: Home-baked Cookies in MM #1227806

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    What are you worried about in the kitchen? If you have reason to suspect that the person brings non-kosher into their kitchen or doesn’t keep milk and meat separate then by all means, don’t trust them (I certainly wouldn’t!). But without reason to suspect anything, ?? ??? ???? ????????.

    Regarding cholov yisrael and cholov stam: If you believe that cholov stam is actually ??? ?????, then you probably shouldn’t eat food that was made in pots that were used to cook with cholov stam. (I can think of reasons to be lenient even there like ?”? ?? ?”? and ???? ?? ????, but I’ll leave that aside) If you believe that cholov stam is ????? ???? ???, but you want to be like Rav Moshe’s ??? ??? ?????, then you should be okay eating from those pots.

    To clarify what I mean when I say ?? ??? ???? ???????? – you can trust somebody that his food meets the standard that he purports to keep. For example, you can trust that the meat in my house is glatt kosher (unless you don’t trust me, which is fine being that I am anonymous), but don’t assume that my challah is yoshon unless I knew you were coming and checked to make sure the flour was yoshon before I served it.

    in reply to: Home-baked Cookies in MM #1227802

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    Meno,

    Different chumros/kulos was built into my comment. I understand why somebody would refrain from eating other people’s meat dishes, because there is much more area for problems to arise and your standards may not be the next person’s standards.

    But for cookies and cakes, there isn’t much area for my standards to be different than anybody else’s, besides for chodosh/yoshon, trumos and maaseros and cholov yisrael if they aren’t parve.

    in reply to: Home-baked Cookies in MM #1227771

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    Has nobody heard of ?? ??? ???? ????????? Unless you have a reason to be suspicious, you should assume that somebody who keeps kosher is baking kosher cookies for you. It is fair to suspect that the flour might be ???, but you can just ask about that if you’re makpid, and if you are worried about products from ??? ????? you can separate ?????? ??????? yourself.

    in reply to: Have we argued enough about Chanukah? #1206021

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    Nope. Nobody.

    in reply to: A gadol on his own #1197942

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    @winniethepooh – That story about R’ Chaim makes no sense. Do you really expect me to believe that somebody who has extensive knowledge of kol hatorah kula would miss the many sources that talk about bishul (and different types of bishul at that)? Not only that, in R’ Chaim’s own sefer (???? ?????) he writes about how to make tea on Shabbos.

    in reply to: Divorce in the jewish community #1204425

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    @health

    “A person shouldn’t buy fancy clothing, whether they can afford it or not!”

    Strongly disagree. A person should buy fancy clothing, within their means, and wear it on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

    “All expenses have to be divided equally”

    I disagree again. Why should I spend more on myself just to make the expenses equal, when I am more than happy to make do with less and use the extra money to spend on my spouse and children?

    And to connect it with the thread, spending less on yourself and more on your spouse, whether that is money spending, or time spending or focus spending, will reduce the likelihood of divorce in the long run.

    Signed,

    A happily married husband with children

    in reply to: Star-K updates Starbucks list #1192512

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    lilmod – I would conclude the same as you. However, I can imagine a case where you are not traveling that the Noda B’Yehuda may apply – suppose somebody must attend a business meeting in a Starbucks. Of course you can order an espresso or Americano which poses no issue at all (because the espresso machine parts are not washed with anything else). But if the person doesn’t drink espresso, it might be considered to be the b’dieved case of the Noda B’Yehuda.

    in reply to: Star-K updates Starbucks list #1192510

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    I would cite the Yad Efraim as well, but I don’t have it on my computer and I left that volume in yeshiva today.

    From the Noda B’Yehuda it seems that there doesn’t need to be a pressing need to be mattir on the road, just the fact that you don’t have an alternative makes it an automatic b’dieved situation.

    Also see Gilyon Maharsha YD 122 who says that even minhag kedoshim was to be lenient about drinking coffee from a coffeehouse that serves non-kosher. I also don’t the source with me, but if you want I can type it up tomorrow.

    in reply to: Star-K updates Starbucks list #1192509

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    ??”? ???? ?????? ?????? ??? – ???? ??? ???? ??

    ?? ??? ???? ????? /???? ???/ ?? ???? ?????? ????? ????? /???? ????/ ???. ??? ???? ?????? ???? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ??? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ??? ??? ?”? ??”? ?????? ???? ???”? ???”? ??????? ??”? ???”? ??? ??”? ???? ??? ?????? ??????. ??? ????? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????. ??? ??? ????? ?? ?? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???? ??? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ???????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ????? ????? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???? ????? ????? ????? ????. ???? ????? ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ????? ????”? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ????? ??? ???? ??? ??? ????? ???”?. ??? ????? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ??????? ??????? ???? ??? ????.

    in reply to: Star-K updates Starbucks list #1192499

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    Meno – above the asterisk is a link to their Kashrus Kurrents article on the topic. If the mods let in the link, here it is:

    http://www.star-k.org/articles/kashrus-kurrents/601/dont-drink-the-coffee/

    As for the airplanes, I believe the reasoning is based on the Noda B’Yehuda that the article quotes. I have not seen it in a while, but IIRC he says that the lack of an alternative makes it an automatic b’dieved. So if you are on an airplane and need a coffee, since there is no other way to get a coffee it would be muttar to drink it.

    in reply to: Late for davening and Davening late #1187814

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    We are not as holy as you and have nothing better to do with our time, besides for wonder about other people’s aveiros.

    in reply to: Chanukah Presents for husbands #1112726

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    As far as I know, Jews don’t give Christmas presents. But many give Chanuka presents. I also give sukkos presents, pesach presents and shavuos presents, birthday presents and I was just in the mood presents. Some wives appreciate their husbands coming home with something special for them on special occasions. That’s Jewish enough for me.

    in reply to: Chanukah Presents for husbands #1112718

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    Since when do goyim give chanuka presents?

    in reply to: Chofetz Chaim guys #1108455

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    Maybe she thinks the Mishna Berura is too machmir sometimes, so she would rather go out with an Aruch Hashulchan type of guy.

    in reply to: Na Nachs and Meshichists #1108160

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    One of them isn’t dead

    in reply to: the apple sign… #1088127

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    idiotic. (hey, you asked for my opinion!)

    in reply to: Music on ????? ????? #1062801

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    nope

    in reply to: The satmar protest #1063069

    shebbesonian
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    Netanyahu speaks for more Jews than the Satmar Rebbe does.

    in reply to: Is Hertz German #1056743

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    every time I hear somebody say we shouldn’t buy German goods I go out and buy one just because.

    in reply to: Is Hertz German #1056733

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    I’m German-made, so I guess you can boycott me.

    in reply to: Starbucks kosher? #1188779

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    Not sure why my response wasn’t posted, but go to page 17-18 of the crc article that I linked and you will see what they consider to be kosher with no shailos, kosher, but with various shailos, so better to avoid, and simply not kosher. You will see that espresso, americano, iced latte, are are all kosher with no shailos, provided you ask them to make it in a disposable cup, both in store and at kiosks. I’m not sure why you are hesitant to be dan l’kaf zechus, where there are clearly plenty of drinks to get that are perfectly kosher.

    in reply to: Starbucks kosher? #1188775

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    the plumber – you are being very deceptive, maybe even outright lying. if the mods let this go, here is a link to the crc starbucks file http://www.crcweb.org/Starbucks%20cRc%20Full%20Article%20April%202011.pdf

    They have clear charts with check marks and x’s for what’s recommended and not recommended, and they have separate columns for in-store and kiosks. So please stop with the deceit.

    in reply to: Starbucks kosher? #1188766

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    the plumber – i know exactly what they meant. They have 3 levels. Not recommended – i.e. not kosher. Recommended, but relying on certain leniencies, i.e. kosher m’ikur hadin. Regular coffee falls into this one if I recall correctly. And recommended l’chumra. Espresso falls into this one, and if I recall, the reason is because the espresso machine is not washed with other keilim. So a plain espresso poses no problem for anybody. Unless you put in milk, then it’s just not cholov yisrael.

    So, with no stretch of the imagination, you can be dan l’kaf zechus that people are either getting regular coffee or espresso.

    in reply to: Starbucks kosher? #1188753

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    Either you didn’t check with the CRC or StarK, or you have poor reading comprehension. They both have comprehensive lists of what they say is okay to get, okay but not recommended, and what not to get at Starbucks.

    So why not be dan l’kaf zechus that they bought something that is kosher, and I’ll be dan l’kaf zechus that you weren’t aware of the CRC and StarK comprehensive lists.

    in reply to: Parents and Shidduchim #1050714

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    Am I missing something here? What’s wrong with going to Israel for Chanuka? I took on an extra summer job to pay for a trip to Israel the Succos before I got married, because I knew that it would be the last time I can fly to Israel on such a cheap flight (via Moscow), and the last time I could save myself from paying for a hotel or apartment (I slept in a friend’s dira). Now that I am married with a child (B”H) I know that it will probably a while before I can afford to visit Israel again.

    B”H I grabbed the opportunity to spend one last Succos around the corner from the Mirrer Yeshiva.

    Did my wife miss the red lights about all of my personality disorders? Or maybe she was willing to settle with a husband whose idea of an ideal vacation includes going back to Yeshiva for a week.

    in reply to: Kashrut Technology #1219846

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    Maybe not a great invention, but a fantastic innovation. What you can basically do yourself, they put together into a marketable product.

    in reply to: Tfillas HaShla – Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Yom Kippur Katan) #1017751

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    tefilas ha’shla is actually not written by the shla himself. it was written by r’ shabsi sofer, and is known as tefilas ha’shla, because the shla endorsed the tefila and called r’ shabsi sofer “echad mehamidakd’kim”.

    in reply to: Plastic Wrap #1017675

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    @rebyidd23 toiveling something doesn’t make it kosher. you toivel your keilim because you bought it from a non-jew, but if your keilim weren’t kosher without a hechsher tevila wouldn’t help you

    in reply to: Plastic Wrap #1017663

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    @mutche Do your pots and pans have a hechsher? Does your cutlery have a hechsher? Do your plates and bowls and cups have hechsherim? Does your tablecloth have a hechsher? Does your stove have a hechsher? And your oven? Your kettle? What about the shopping bags that you use to carry your food home?

    in reply to: College Major #1016617

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    why don’t you major in mathematics. that way you can study the beauty of math, and it can help you find a job in many fields. (you can combine it with a finance minor, take the SOA exams etc. or you can combine it with pre-med courses. it will make you stand out among the thousands of bio majors if you apply to medical school with a math degree)

    in reply to: Touro VS Stern #1120772

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    akuperma: thanks, for an american they could probably get them but i don’t think i qualify. either way though, i didn’t want to go back to my home country for college because there is no yeshiva/college program that offers a bais medrash anywhere near as serious as the ones in america. but for me the cost doesn’t matter, not because i’m filthy rich, but because i did qualify for substantial academic scholarships.

    in reply to: Touro VS Stern #1120763

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    You don’t have to be filthy rich to not qualify for financial aid. If you’re not from New York State then you don’t qualify for any aid from NY, and if you’re not from the US, then you don’t qualify for any federal aid.

    in reply to: Gebrokts on Pesach #1067473

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    yekke 2: true, but if it’s a kum v’aseh, then you can only do it before pesach, and if it’s a passive aseh, then i find it hard to believe there is an idea of hiddur on a passive mitzvah. if you can find me a precedent that’s fine. But otherwise, I would classify gebrokts as a chumra, not a hiddur.

    in reply to: Gebrokts on Pesach #1067469

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    akuperma: The positive command of of “tashbisu” does not apply ON pesach. The deadline is erev pesach. Therefore, gebrokts cannot be a hidur of tashbisu. Gebrokts is a chumra on the negative command not to eat chametz on Pesach. This chumra was not accepted for the last day of Pesach, even though kitniyos was. Perhaps kitniyos is a more serious worry than gebrokts, and that is why we refrain from kitniyos even on the last day.

    in reply to: Gebrokts on Pesach #1067465

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    Akuperma: not to disagree with you, but you’re mixing up terms. gebrokts does not fall under the category of hiddur mitzva. Hiddur mitzva applies to ????? ???, such as buying a nice tallis or lulav and esrog… Gebrokts falls under the category of chumra.

    in reply to: yeshiva rumors and info #1006768

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    Your connection with your rebbeim only lasts 4 years? That doesn’t sound so good.

    in reply to: Separate Swimming Hours in Queens #976887

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    thank you

    in reply to: Separate Swimming Hours in Queens #976883

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    i assumed there may be people from queens who frequent yeshivaworld who could help me, and was surprised that nobody did

    in reply to: Separate Swimming Hours in Queens #976880

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    does this mean that nobody from queens is on yeshiva world? or did nobody respond to my post because there just isn’t much room to make cynical jokes in this thread?

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