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  • in reply to: #1021716

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    popa/DY: I understand. Anything can be abused. Owning a knife can be abused. But you would agree there are times when a wife can legitimately decline to accept a Get, per Rabbeinu Gershom, even though her husband wants to give her one, correct? And similarly at times a husband may legitimately decline to give a Get even though his wife wants one.

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    Sam: Rabbeinu Gershom gave wives the right to decline to accept a Get. Why would ORA try to take this halachic right away from them?

    in reply to: #1021706

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    Well, a married woman is certainly “proscribed from getting married.” Yet, of course, she (every married woman) is not an aguna. Someone who wants a divorce doesn’t automatically entitle her to one and so, too, she would not fall under this category even if he declines to provide one. Of course if a valid beis din ruled he is required to give one and he then refuses, she would fall under this category if you are correct.

    in reply to: #1021704

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    This term is only a reference to a woman whose husband is lost with his whereabouts unknown. Not the politicized definition it has been used in recent times by some folks.

    in reply to: Correlation between wealth and happiness #1021560

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    Vote:

    1. I believe I would be happier with more money even though I am not lacking today.

    2. I believe I would not be happier with more money as I am not lacking today.

    in reply to: speeding ticket in staten island #1021548

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    After two years the points no longer remain on your license. And the points do not go on your record until after trial and conviction. So the longer you push off the trial, the longer it will take to appear on the record. I once pushed it off close to two years and it never showed up on the record even though it was found guilty.

    in reply to: Daas Torah #1076784

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    PAA: As you surely know, written sources have been mistranscribed from one handwritten (or even printed) copy to another. Hence different girsas and other such issues.

    in reply to: Cost of going to the country #1021766

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    Same justification as when you go on vacation. And more justification than when you buy a car more expensive than the lowest cost car that would do the job. Or when you buy a fancier dining room table or bedroom set than something simple and cheap.

    in reply to: Correlation between wealth and happiness #1021553

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    A lower middle class family, too, can have a cash flow to cover their bills. They need to keep their bills lower and refrain from purchasing larger ticket items that a wealthy family can afford but they cannot. A poor family can, too, take pleasure in the pleasures that they have.

    in reply to: Correlation between wealth and happiness #1021550

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    But the question at hand is whether increased wealth increases happiness.

    in reply to: Doing teshuva for forgotten debts and personal wrongdoings #1100108

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    The takeaway here is that after an extended period of doing bein adam l’chaveiro aveiros, becoming a full baal teshuva is impossible.

    in reply to: Doing teshuva for forgotten debts and personal wrongdoings #1100104

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    Sam, what does the Gemara explicitly say that it’s not possible to do teshuvah for?

    in reply to: Doing teshuva for forgotten debts and personal wrongdoings #1100102

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    So a baal teshuva keeps his 30 year rap sheet of bein adam l’chaveiro aveiros without recourse?

    in reply to: An End To Accident Pictures #1021080

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    I still see these type of pictures in recent stories in the news section here and it is most unfortunate that they are taken let alone published.

    in reply to: Best jobs with fewest hours? #1021504

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    Another possibility is to become a food tester. Or get a government job. You can sleep on the government’s dime and your union will insure you never worry about being fired.

    in reply to: Best jobs with fewest hours? #1021503

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    Artist.

    You splash a bunch of colors on plywood, you call the mishmash art, and sell it at Sotheby’s to some art collector or to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for tens of millions of dollars.

    in reply to: speeding ticket in staten island #1021538

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    I believe New York doesn’t report traffic violations to other States unless you fail to respond to the ticket. I know NY doesn’t count points from any other US State but will suspend if you just ignore it (except from six States, including Michigan, which even if you ignore the ticket it they will not suspend your license.)

    Your best bet is probably to mail it back guilty and pay the fine. It likely won’t affect you. If you want to play extra safe you can get a lawyer for about $400.

    in reply to: Online Learning #1020358

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    What’s so unbelievable about the pricing? Online education is very inexpensive in general and many of America’s leading institutions of higher learning (MIT, Harvard, etc.) make this material available (known as MOOC) at no charge.

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    Once a day or for each post?

    in reply to: Why should school be mandatory? #1020614

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    akuperma: You have forgotten about the truancy laws.

    in reply to: Moving to Israel Because it's Safer There? #869594

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    This is how Rav Yaakov Shapiro shlita explained it when asked how the gzeira min hashamayim for the Jews to be all over the world and (at least according to some) there is a mitzvah “yishuv eretz yisroel” — how do both of them work together.

    “Because of the Gezeiras HaGalus it is destined that Klal Yisroel as a whole will not live in EY until Mohsiach comes. Instead, they will live all around the world, including Eretz Yisroel as well. The question is how this works in face of the Mitzvah of Yishuv EY. There are different possibilities suggested. Either the Mitzvah of Yishuv EY is simply nullified because of the Gezeiras HaGalus (the Ritva holds that even the Laav to live in Egypt is nullified because of the Gezeiras HaGalus, which means Jews have to live all over the world), or that the Mitzvah of Yishuv EY is not nullified but we are all ?????? ?? ?? ?????? because of the Gezeiras HaGalus. (According to this second approach, if somoene does live in EY he would still get the Mitzvah of Yishuv EY, because the Mitzvah is still in effect but there is an exemption of ???? which exonerated someone who does not live in EY – the Ramban himself can hold like this – that there is no obligation to live in EY nowadays but there is still a Mitzvah to be had if you do).

    Also bear in mind that the Gezeiras HaGalus is not like the Gezeirah of the Dor Hamidbar, which was a prohibition to enter EY. The Gezeiras HaGalus is not like that. Rather, it is simply a decree from Hashem that we will be spread across the earth. Meaning, even if there is a Mitzvah to live collectively in EY, things will happen so that we will not all end up there. So for example, it was not always possible to go at all times and from all places to EY. The Gezrias HaGalus can cause that to happen. Plus, there are circumstances that would exempt someone from living EY even if he could do so, for example, if he cannot have Parnasah there, or if he is not on the level to go there ??? ???? for the right reasons.

    When I was a teenager I asked Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky ZTL why all the Gedolim do not up and move to EY. He said because they need to take care of the Jews in Chutz La’Aretz. He also told me back then that it is harder to bring up children there, especially girls, and you cannot put your children’s chinuch in danger to live in EY.

    So Hashem’s ????? ????? is simply part of His running of the world, part of His Hashgacha, and one way or another, Hashem will employ His Hashgacha by creating circumstances to enable its fulfillment.

    The Gezeiras HaGalus may remove the individual’s obligation of Yishuv HaArtez – either totally eliminating it altogether or taking precedence over it. The difference between the two is if a person does live in EY, whether he gets the Mitzvah of Yishuv HaAretz for living there. If the Mitzvah merely takes a back seat to Gezeiras HaGalus a person living in EY not in violation of the Gezerias HaGalus would get a Mitzvah for doing so, even though he was not obligated to do so. If the Gezeiras HaGalus eliminates the Mitzvah, then even if someone lives there not in violation of the Gezeirah, he gets no Mitzvah for doing so.”

    in reply to: Ir Miklat and Murder #1075972

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    deiyezooger: One of my questions (the last one) was why. If an unintentional killer can be killed by the victims family why can’t an intentional killer (without the requisite warning that would allow the death penalty) not be killed by the victims family?

    ayc: This is obviously only a halachic discussion.

    in reply to: In honor of Tisha B'av. What you respect about… #1165119

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    I respect Ashkenazim for their keeping the fire of Torah burning bright for the last millennium. And for willing to sacrifice their lives rather than submit to heresy or away from traditions.

    in reply to: The Riddle Thread…. #1069747

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    ICOT,

    Total travel time must be a factor. Let’s say the total trip time is 1 hour and 7.5 minutes (1 and 1/8 hours), then the same trip took an extra 7.5 minutes – is it possible that the speed was the same? Obviously not. The amount of time spent driving in one direction hasn’t changed (it was still 60 mph), but the amount of time spent driving back is 7.5 minutes longer. The distance was the same so therefore, the speed must have been lower.

    You must have originally come to the same 36 MPH conclusion as I by using a 1 hour travel time when running your numbers. In the latter example (a total trip time of 1 hour and 7.5 minutes), the speed on the return trip will be 30 MPH.

    As far as the formula is concerned, I’d be remiss if I failed to point out that a similar riddle was submitted a couple of years ago ==> over here <==, and I used the same formula as was to solve that example.

    in reply to: The Riddle Thread…. #1069744

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    in reply to: The Riddle Thread…. #1069742

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    Dr. Pepper, I was wondering what that old old software program is.

    in reply to: The Riddle Thread…. #1069736

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    Dr. Pepper-

    How did you translate squeak’s message? I ask since ICOT missed one component using his method and you didn’t.

    in reply to: Bizui Talmidei Chachamim #792382

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    Can someone please translate the OP?

    in reply to: Why is corn on the cob not kosher??? #1021267

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    ALL corn on the cob is now not allowed to be eaten??

    Is this the psak of specific kashrus agencies or all major poskim?

    in reply to: Sefardi Davening Hallel for the Amud #778131

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    He’s gotta say it, since it’s the minhag hamokem.

    in reply to: Are Animals Subject to Skeela? #778197

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    skeela is a death by stoning.

    in reply to: MBYHSFGO? #1005969

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    It’s a mix of litvish and chasidish with a yeshivish hashkofa.

    in reply to: What is wrong with selling shul to Buddhist? #778754

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    So what can be done at this point?? It’s already sold and the sale can’t be undone. So what is the tachlis of this thread?? It was an error obviously, and to say the seller “should of known” is pushing it. You can’t always know what a buyer will do once he has title to the property. Be dan lkaf zchus, especially here where it is clear there was no knowledge beforehand.

    in reply to: Are Animals Subject to Skeela? #778189

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    Isn’t an animal who killed a person, killed?

    in reply to: Barnes and Nobles #778648

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    What about the Kindle or the Nook. Would anyone allow their child have access to one?

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