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The worst insult is a ‘Maskil’
It’s reserved for someone who utilizes the highest faculty of the human person, the gift that Hashem gave us that sets us apart from the other species, and uses it against Kedusha.
There is a minhag brought in holy seforim to lift the chosson higher than everyone else.
Personally I think we should find another way to do it.
Please help the simple ones among us understand what’s the understanding you are bringing to the rambam.
Also isn’t energy itself a creation of Hashem?
When did you stop beating your wife?
Why would you start a thread like this?
There is not a Lubavitcher in the world who you are helping.
Be careful! They say if you speak about them too much you might call one into you.
(This is a true as most of the stories.)July 14, 2021 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm in reply to: Are you allowed to give Tzeddakah/charity to Non-Jews #1991778
מפרנסים עניי עובדי כוכבים עם עניי ישראל מפני דרכי שלום ואין ממחין בידי עניי עובדי כוכבים בלקט שכחה ופאה מפני דרכי שלום ושואלים בשלומם ואפילו ביום חגם מפני דרכי שלום
רמב”ם הלכות עבודה זרה וחוקות הגויים פ”י ה”ה
They don’t have a normal electrical grid, there’s constant load shedding. Be prepared to live without electricity.
Yes, of course.May 20, 2021 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: CNN Contributer Tweets: “The world today needs a Hitler.” #1975384
Did you see what the newsmax guy said?
Well we can just ask him straight out what his policy on Metzitza will be.
I have it on good source that there can be very very serious side effects from covid. Far worse than fainting.
Buy European hair and stop wasting your time in a YouTube black hole.December 27, 2020 12:17 am at 12:17 am in reply to: Why do girls need to learn Sifsie Chachamim inside? #1932186
Of course girls have to learn sifsei chachamim
People might differ on the definition of Jewish and thoughtful but you can try the Tikvah podcast, 18Fforty, and Headlines.
Sorry to disappoint but Obergefell and Lawrence will never be overturned, even their fiercest opponents agree. Roe will likely be curtailed but won’t be overturned outright for a long time if ever.
I am taking you at your word that this is an honest question, so I’ll take the time to respond.
I am a conservative (ffb) and I will be voting for Joe Biden. I find Trump’s behavior too erratic for the the office he holds, he does not have the maturity necessary for the pressure cooker he is in. Until Covid is has not been tested with a serious crisis, and I don’t think he is handling the crisis well. Nor do I think he’s an effective president. His only major piece of R legislation were the tax cuts.
I think he is a compulsive liar, he has terrible a character, his (not so) private life is reprehensible, and I don’t think he’s an honest man. (This is also a tiny percent of my issues with him.)
His greatest sin in my mind is fanning the flames of hatred and division in this country, that is unforgivable. As president he should seek to lower the temperature and the volume not stoke it.
I’m not taking away from the positive things he’s done. Namely on Israel, judges, standing against socialism (Maduro), his pro business policies but it’s time to move on from him. His hero status in our communities bothers me tremendously. As Jews we should only view non Jewish politicians through a transactional lens, we must not look to him as a model.
I’m fully aware that a Biden presidency will be bad. Bad for America, for the Jews, and for Israel.
In the United States we tend to swing back and fourth every 8 years. There is going to be a Democrat president sooner of later, if not in 4 months than almost certainly in 4 years. Then it will swing back. 2024 will (most likely) be a open election with no incumbent running, Biden will be a lousy president. Give them time to regroup and refocus, and the chances of a republican comeback in 2024 are high in my estimation. I believe it is important that the party recover itself from Trump and parts of Trumpism.
This is my personal calculation. Even if I am wrong, there is always 2028. I reject the notion that this is our last chance to vase the county. If are country can be lost by a single election then it is lost already. Barack Obama was awful for Israel in his 8 years, Trump undid much of that. We will recover from Biden as well.
I understand that this is the minority view, but I home I can give at least some perspective why some people who are supporting Biden. Others will have different calculations.
This is a complete failure for the Jewish community. Why are Jews so self defeating?
Not only did we lose, we showed that we are insignificant and don’t need to be reckoned with. No wonder our politicians ignore us.
We’ll know in a few days how this ends, but if Chaim Deustch doesn’t turn out 10k it will be a big embarrassment for our community. We’ll need 20k for politicians to start taking our community seriously in the future.
@Joseph I wonder in the event that Deustch wins if he can ensure it becomes more Jewish. Maybe we need to complain about discrimination in gerrymandering, isn’t that a cause for the Left?
How shocked would you be if Chaim Deustch’s district would be eliminated in the coming redistricting?
@Milhouse It is true that they might be split but he’ll still need over 20,000 to even have a chance, and more likely he’ll need 30,000.
I remember reading somewhere that part of his strategy was to get 5,000 Jews to change parties in order to vote for him. I recently saw the number of people who changed party registration in the entire city was about 2,500. If this was a big part of his strategy than it failed.
@Joseph you’re definitely correct, that’s why our askonim/elected officials must lobby for it. If we managed to combine all the Jews from the 9th, 10th and 12th district, it would be impossible to win a primary without Jewish support.
I actually sent off my ballot with a vote for Chaim but I still don’t think he has a chance.
To Joseph’s point about the district lines, we are going to have new lines drawn after this election and NY is likely to lose one or maybe two seats. There should be an effort by our elected representatives in Albany to try to get all of Brooklyn’s Jews in a single district.
@Joseph and @Shnitzel
Besides for the incumbent Yvette Clarke there are another 2 candidates each running as the real progressive.
Adem Bunkeddeko, and Isiah James. Bunkeddeko got 47% of the vote in the last primary cycle which was before the AOC victory. I would think he has a real chance.November 13, 2019 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm in reply to: $5,000.000 donated to Trump by Orthodox Jews, can we afford it? #1800583
I have an entirely different question. The presidents reelection is projected to cost well over a billion dollars. Does anyone think our community donating less than 00.5% of the reelection cost will be enough for him to be positively predisposed toward our community?
Agav, this is precisely the reason it was labelled a Hakoras Hatov” event.
Without getting involved in the details of your suggestion, are you aware that a large group of students of the Maggid of Mezrich, and their students, moved to Eretz yisrael in the 1780s?
I sense in your last sentence that you are trying to make choizek.March 31, 2019 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm in reply to: Pessach: zman chairuseinu but not zman geulaseinu? #1705734
אשר גאלנו וגאל את אבותינו… ברוך אתה ה’ גאל ישראלMarch 12, 2019 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm in reply to: In the Purim Spirit: Women are required to Ad dlo yada 😂🤣😂🤣 #1694805
Maybe I should come to your Purim seuda. Ubifrat that there can be side benefits.March 12, 2019 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm in reply to: In the Purim Spirit: Women are required to Ad dlo yada 😂🤣😂🤣 #1694419
That’s the Halacha. Matza is considered הנאה לגוף even if you don’t like it. (בלע מצה יצה מרור לא יצה)
Of course you are supposed to have kavanah the question is whether you can be yotzeh without it.
The entire drinking is one hemshech of kiyum hamitzva. There isn’t one gulp that takes you over the top.
The lomdus isn’t too complicated, if you need help ask the Lakewood bochrim that come to you’re shabbos meal.
(Btw the Ran is in RH daf 7)March 12, 2019 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm in reply to: In the Purim Spirit: Women are required to Ad dlo yada 😂🤣😂🤣 #1694349
@Rebitzin if you are correct that the mitzvah is being drunk then we have the shitta of minchas chinuch that when a mitzvah is the תוצאה and not the פעולה it doesn’t need kavanah. (מצוות פו”ר)
But I think you are wrong. Ad delo yada is the shiur of the mitzvah not the kiyum. And the reason might be the Ran who says הנאה לגוף.March 12, 2019 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm in reply to: In the Purim Spirit: Women are required to Ad dlo yada 😂🤣😂🤣 #1693755
מצוות אינן צריכים כוונה כשיש הנאה לגוףMarch 12, 2019 10:08 am at 10:08 am in reply to: In the Purim Spirit: Women are required to Ad dlo yada 😂🤣😂🤣 #1693451
Berliner: you made me laugh, shkoach.
Of course they are meikil. What ever happened to hiddur mitzvah?March 11, 2019 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm in reply to: In the Purim Spirit: Women are required to Ad dlo yada 😂🤣😂🤣 #1693354
I don’t understand how a Yid can take a nap on Purim. Meileh if you fell asleep from drunkenness, it’s an O’nes, But to do so l’chatchila?!
We try to be mekayem mitzvas lulav with the greatest hiddur, and we are machmir on Pesach kala kachamurah. But suddenly when it comes to Purim, after we made sure we heard every single word of the megillah, and we gave tzdakah to many many ani’yim, suddenly we can rely on the most meikil shita in achronim.
Yidden! Gevald! The forth mitzvah of Purim isn’t a second tier mitzvah.March 11, 2019 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm in reply to: Setting up a MO girl with a serious Lakewood bochur = good idea or not? #1693128
The question is why was a serious Lakewood bochur at a seudas shabbos with a MO girl?
Woodrow Wilson. He was definitely the biggest racist of the our presidents, and he was an anti Semite as well. Not to mention the founder of modern day progressivism.
I don’t think anyone comes close but I’d put Jummy Carter ym”s next.
Obviously you should first buy seforim that you are most likely to use. The 39 melochos set is a very option. Maybe mishnayot kehati or a mikraos kedolos chumash/ nach.
Reb Moshe clearly wrote that in a place where cholov yisrael is available you should not rely on his heter.
We shouldn’t wear blackface because it’s insensitive. When Dov Hikind wore blackface a few years ago it caused a big chillul hashem. We should show other the same sensitivity we would like that they show us (even if they don’t). You have to be a Mentch because you’re a yid not because we’re in galus.December 31, 2018 9:41 am at 9:41 am in reply to: HELP – How Do I Stop Getting The Piece Of Trash Lehovin Newspaper? #1654246
Gedolei Yisrael always had their differences.
Even Lipa Schmeltzer.
@Maven From the beginning. I’ve seen online some Mishna Brura style seforim but I don’t know if they are good. If you have used any and found them useful please let me know.
However I’m mainly like for a sefer that’s good for Chazara, which has סיכומים and קיצורים.
Has anybody been able to work out an answer to this question in 5 years?
Sometimes you can just smile broadly and shrug your shoulders. It’s not optimal but can be better than the alternative.
(Also, practice small talk in the shower)
If they went engagement ring shopping I’m guessing they are not so chareidi, hence…
Same can be said about Senator Booker.
Though It’s better to call out individual Senators than a whole party.
if u learn 20 blatt a zman how much other then gefes how much can you learn?
please answer i would like ideas (specially for kidushin)