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  • in reply to: Last week's Ami #922130

    shmoel
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    It is quite telling that right here people who weren’t even on the jury are not even embarassed to say they would convict someone without having even heard the full litany of evidence or full defense. This is without even getting into the admitted fact, even by the prosecution, that the entire case of cards was built on hearsay of a he-said/she-said case.

    It makes one realize that some of the very commenters here are no better than the 12 off-the-street jurors who can qualify to sentence someone to life imprisonment with qualifications of no more than being an unemployed 18 year old high school dropout.

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #924016

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    mdd: There is not only no CH currently with the learning, there is a tremendous Kiddush Hashem by the learners.

    tahini: The arrogance of those thinking they are not meant to learn Torah because they are serving in the Army is breathtaking. Those who are learning should continue full-time learning to make up for the vast majority who do no Limud Torah.

    And Satmar did not ask or “allow” the State to fly the deceased over. The State did it without asking. Satmar would have rather have done it themselves rather than have the State desecrate the dead with their unholy flag wrapped around the coffin as a “shtuch” to frum yidden. And frum yidden opposed to the State have more right to be in Eretz Yisroel, where they lived before the zionists ever arrived, than do the zionists. The zionists are a violent war-mongering bunch who came in violence and remain steeped in it.

    in reply to: Owning a Dog #922208

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    Because it barks, bites, is expensive to maintain (monetarily and time wise), is very demanding, dirties the house, is tuma and it pas nisht.

    in reply to: Israeli Elections 2013 – Let's Talk Politics #927924

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    Likud/Lieberman will get less seats than they have now. They will be more reliant on the minor parties. The question is if Bibi will stick with Shas/UTJ or will pick Lapid/Livni.

    It’s not possible to know in advance if the frum will be hurt or gain.

    Agreed that Mr. Amsallem will get a zero. Rav Yitzchok will obviously get none.

    in reply to: Last week's Ami #922120

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    Yes, Horowitz has many more opportunities to shoot from the hip than Farkas ever will. He is a blogger and he posts all kind of junk from the rumor mill all the time. Weberman is entitled to a voice far more than Horowitz, especially considering the complete lack of evidence in the miscarriage of justice from his show trial by a kangaroo court.

    Would you like to be silenced if you were G-d forbid convicted of something you were innocent of by 12 jurors whose qaulifications to judge someones life is their being unemployed or homeless or drunks?

    in reply to: A Modern Orthodox Critique of Uri L'Tzedek #921218

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    yytz: Europe is doing significantly worse economically over the last number of years. Countries with socialist health care, including Canada and parts of Europe, have long wait times before you can see a medical specialist. And Medicare is not something people are generally happy with.

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #924007

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    It isn’t right that while the Chareidim protect the country with their learning, the Chilonim completely shirk their duty and responsibility of Limud Torah while benefiting from the full-time learners. The Chilonim avoiding Torah bothers so many religious Jews.

    in reply to: Wearing a coat by Maariv #1024863

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    Yes, it is wrong.

    in reply to: Last week's Ami #922117

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    Was it a pro-NASI article?

    in reply to: Giving Tzedkah for Private Jets #920740

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    Satmar, b’shitta, does not recognize the Israeli State rabbinate.

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #924004

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    snowbunny: The couple should immediately renounce their newborn baby’s Israeli citizenship.

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923994

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    mdd: Genuk with your bubbe maisas. You were given multiple names of gedolim who support the current learning system in Eretz Yisroel. You were asked for the specific name of ONE GODOL who is against it and wants to force the Bnei Torah out of the Beis Medrash. You cannot produce the name of even one godol.

    It is daas baalei batim like mdd versus all the gedolim.

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923986

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    mdd: 1) The chareidim in Kollel don’t get any money that is unavailable to chilonim in universities, etc. 2) akuperma’s point was that Israel could be nuked despite Israel’s own nukes. 3) Since you are taking a stand against many gedolei yisroel (some of whom have been named above) you need to back up your position with a godol. Please provide the name of a godol today who supports forcing Bnei Torah out of the Beis Medrash. Which godol?

    in reply to: Dear Abby, R.I.P. #920852

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    Sorry, not funny

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923973

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    Their taina is neither fair nor reasonable. You may think it is, but the Gedolim and common Jewish sense say otherwise.

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #923971

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    mdd: Derech HaMelech already answered your point. It isn’t a Chillul Hashem whatsoever that yidden do the right thing but the frei think it is wrong.

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1182736

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    ZK: Yet the bully was a kid himself. (I also haven’t followed this thread, so I am assuming it was another child.) Will Hashem really harshly punish a person for his misguided actions — that admittedly cause significant damage — that he did as a child??

    in reply to: Tzedukim and Karaim #919819

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    If they go by patrilineal descent, their claims to being Jewish cannot be relied upon as their Jewish status claims may be based (somewhere up the lineage) on a gentile mother and Jewish father.

    in reply to: Minyan on a cruise #1051008

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    Even if that’s true you are still listening to recorded singing of a woman.

    in reply to: Keep Losing Bluetooth Headset #918761

    shmoel
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    So put the bluetooth on only when you have a call. Instead of sticking a highly radiated cellphone to your ear you use a less radio intensive bluetooth. And you’re better off. (As long as you only wear the bluetooth during calls.)

    in reply to: "Dating Early" Kol Koreh- Who's missing? #918359

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    The same obligations a 23 year old couple has.

    in reply to: Minyan on a cruise #1051006

    shmoel
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    Why not? It is a human doing the singing.

    in reply to: Tipping a delivery boy – Mandatory or Optional? #920327

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    Thank You, ICOT!

    in reply to: Keep Losing Bluetooth Headset #918757

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    2scents: How is a cellphone near your brain better than a bluetooth? It is actually worse than a bluetooth, since the cellphone transmits more powerful radiation than a bluetooth.

    in reply to: Marrying Someone as a Chesed #918642

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    Presumably a baal chesed would want to marry someone with a deficiency.

    in reply to: Tipping the Delivery Boy #918273

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    And same questions regarding a local car service driver.


    shmoel
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    Absolutely incorrect. You cannot punish Jewish children because of the actions of their parents. Even TV is an invalid comparison, since in that case it is the child himself watching the TV. Here there is nothing the child is doing wrong.

    You’re going to murder Jewish children because of who their father is? That is a goyishe midda.

    in reply to: kabala #919011

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    Say Tehilim a lot. Try to finish it as often as possible.

    in reply to: tips #919030

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    How do Chasidim curl their payos?

    in reply to: Find connection between Pidyon Haben and….. #919839

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    Mordecai: How old are you? How often does an average Cohen get to do a pidyon? What prompted the parents to choose you (and how do parents usually choose a Cohen)?

    in reply to: Minyan on a cruise #1050996

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    Forget a minyan. What about kosher food? Or, more fundamentally, a kosher crowd.

    Find a kosher crowd first and you won’t be on a cruise that you are looking for a minyan on.

    in reply to: Inadvertently taking extra merchandise – halacha #918189

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    Gedolim don’t take their protests to the newspapers. They take them to the Beis Medrash. With, usually, no recordings or press reportings. Gedolim are not publicity hounds.


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    Lost in Europe: In that case tell us what, exactly, the not-so-simple “complications” are with accepting these Jewish children into their boys school.

    And after you are done explaining the above, please also tell us how having the boys in a girls school is better than having the boys in their boys school.

    in reply to: Touro college #919666

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    Matan1:

    Correct, there is no difference between the two. Both choose to engage in their deviant behavior. And, furthermore, both types have a “tendency” towards such behavior. The good people (of either of these tendencies) choose to overcome them and don’t act upon such tendencies, while the evil people act upon such tendencies.

    in reply to: Touro college #919660

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    Matan1:

    And a club that gives support to adulterers is also not a bad thing, in your YU influenced hashkafa, correct? After all there is no difference between a club that supports those with adulterous feelings and one that supports those with gay feelings.

    in reply to: Gateshead #935682

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    The atmosphere is very pleasent for frum yidden. For frei and goyim I cannot speak for, but others already have above.

    in reply to: The Jewish Press #917976

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    samzacky: First of all, those columnists you cite are post-Reb Yaakov’s time. So your point isn’t valid. Second of all, when a paper runs a column of a certain rabbi or person that in no way, shape or form means such rabbi is giving a hechsher to the paper. This is especially true if the writer is writing something that is carried by numerous outlets (i.e. syndicated content). But even if the paper is the only outlet this point holds true. If I write an article in the New York Times, that does not mean I appove of or agree with that periodical.

    in reply to: "Dating Early" Kol Koreh- Who's missing? #918351

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    apy: What on earth are you talking about? They have all the same marital obligations as you do and your children do.

    in reply to: Inadvertently taking extra merchandise – halacha #918179

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    A pruta is about 25 cents. Anything more than about a quarter is more than a pruta.

    in reply to: Filming in BP #929338

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    Which blocks is this happening on?

    in reply to: "Dating Early" Kol Koreh- Who's missing? #918341

    shmoel
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    Chasidim do it very well.

    So can you.


    shmoel
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    So they went to public school?


    shmoel
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    zahavasdad: That is if there are alternative Yeshivos the rejectee can choose. In an out-of-town area where there is only one grade school, they generally will never reject a Jewish child.

    in reply to: Touro college #919631

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    anon1m0us:

    1) I read your Touro links. It does not seem to be a club but rather a discussion of toeiva. This is not excusable but is far less severe than YU’s financial support and tolerance of an ongoing toeiva club.

    2) Even if Touro is supporting a club (something I see no evidence of), then they too must be condemned for that. It in no way shape or form excuses YU’s reprehensible behavior in supporting this abomination.

    If there was a government mandate that in order to receive state funding the university must provide a “room” for the night for adulterers and toeivaniks to engage in their immorality, that makes it less assur to provide a room for that purpose? In order to receive funding? Chas V’Shalom!

    in reply to: "Dating Early" Kol Koreh- Who's missing? #918334

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    DY: There is a benefit for one’s hasmada and limud Torah by going to Eretz Yisroel. How do you justify encouraging losing this tremendous benefit?

    in reply to: Inadvertently taking extra merchandise – halacha #918142

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    zsdad: A Christian country is not much better. You need to move to a Muslim country, as that isn’t a”z (unlike Christianity.)

    in reply to: Touro college #919627

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    Matan1:

    These immoral people are acting out their immoarlities, not merely suppresing those “feelings”. Who do you think you’re kidding?

    But let’s put that aside and pretend you’re right for a moment. Obviously you support a “YU Adultery Club” “support group” to help “support” YU students who have such feelings (but of course don’t act it out.)

    There is no difference between the two.

    in reply to: Touro college #919624

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    Matan1:

    You are changing your tune. You previously claimed Y.U. has no clubs that promote promiscuos behavior. I’ve shown you from YU’s own website they in fact do have YU recognized and funded toeiva promiscuos club.

    The mere fact a toeiva club exists in YU promotes such immoral behavior, no less than a “YU Adultery Club” merely billed as a “support group” for adulterers at YU would implicity (or even explicitly) support such promiscuos immoral behavior.

    in reply to: Do Goyim Have A Shidduch Crisis Due To An "Age Gap"? #918208

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    DY: Yet they had the population growth in earlier generations (i.e. the Baby Boomers and earlier) and yet we heard of no age gap problem with them then either.

    in reply to: Dating-When? #920882

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    Chazal tell us the age to get married in Pirkei Avos:

    Shemone esrei l’chupa.

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