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  • in reply to: Taxes in Eretz Yisroel #2159253
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    Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, chapter 183, paragraph 3:

    “Similarly with all other taxes, it is forbidden to attempt to influence a government official to excuse him, because through this, the burden is increased for other [people].
    And whoever does this is called a betrayer [mosair].”

    in reply to: Taxes in Eretz Yisroel #2159252
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    Rabbi Shimon Schwab taught:

    “He who cheats in business or on his tax returns cannot be considered a religious Jew.”

    Seen in: Daily Halacha by Rabbi Eli Mansour

    in reply to: The Bringing of Meshiach through Sheliach Hakein #2157697
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    No offense intended, sir, but Shiluach HaKan cannot and will not bring the Melech HaMashiach.

    Chazal clearly teach that the destruction of the Temple and the exile were both caused by our failure with mitzvot-ben-Adam-LeChavero. Therefore, the Melech HaMashiach can only be brought through mitzvot-ben-Adam-LeChavero. Sorry about that!

    If you doubt that what I said is true, then please read the two Torah quotes shown below:

    Jerusalem Talmud, tractate Yoma, chapter 1, law 1, page 4B:

    Rabbi Yochanan ben Tortota taught:

    “…During the era of the Second Temple, the Jews labored to study Torah, and they were careful with [all] mitzvot and tithes, and every kind of good deed was found in them.
    However, [the Second Temple was destroyed] because they loved money and hated each other.”

    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Yoma, page 9B:

    “In the time of the Second Temple, they [Israel] occupied themselves with Torah [study],
    obeying the commandments [mitzvot] and performing acts of kindness (chesed).

    So why was the [Second] Temple destroyed?

    Because of causeless hatred (sinat chinam) that was there…”

    in reply to: We must stop the hostile takeover of YWNCR #2157695
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    @commonsaychel

    You attacked me five times (completely unprovoked, I might add).

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Alexander Lukashenko #2157108
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    Mr. FrumWhere, Mr. Common Saychel is not trying to mock Kli Yakar; he is mocking me.

    I never harmed Mr. Common Saychel in any way, yet he mocks me at every possible opportunity (which violates Torah Law), and the moderators don’t care.

    If I would type the web address (URL) of my Torah web site in the Coffee Room, the moderators would delete it immediately, even though it is a mitzvah. But when “Common Saychel” mocks me, the moderators never delete his comments, even though they are a violation of Torah Law.

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Alexander Lukashenko #2156928
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    Once again, Mr. Common Saychel has posted a message to the YWN Coffee Room for the specific purpose of mocking me and my messages.

    Maybe he believes that by mocking me and my messages at every possible opportunity — and then pretending to be innocent — he can persuade me to quit the Coffee Room, and get away with it too.

    He is wrong; I will NEVER quit the Coffee Room (IYH & BSD).
    His messages should be deleted, and he should be banned from the Coffee Room.

    Mockery [laitzanus] is a violation of Torah Law, but surprisingly, the Coffee Room moderators permit it. Since I trace my ancestry as a Kohain all the way back to Tanach times, mocking me is a double violation of Torah Law.

    (Not that I think anyone cares; on the contrary, my decades of experience with “Frum” people have repeatedly taught me that nobody cares.)

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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Megillah, page 25B:

    Rabbi Nachman taught: All mockery is forbidden, except mocking idol worship, which is permitted.
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Avodah Zarah, page 18B:

    Rabbi Elazar taught: Whoever mocks, sufferings come upon him…
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Avodah Zarah, page 18B:

    Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish taught: Whoever mocks, will fall into Gehinom.
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Avodah Zarah, page 18B:

    Rabbi Ketina taught: Whoever mocks, his wealth [literally, food] is decreased…
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    Rabbeinu Yonah commentary on tractate Avot, chapter 3, paragraph 2:

    Those who mock others, the Holy One Blessed Be He will mock them, and they will lose more than the people they mocked. And the humble persons who remain silent and tolerate them and they do not answer back, the Holy One Blessed Be He will give them grace [chein].
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    Rabbi Yehuda Cahn said:

    “…one who mocks others has a mean and defective character…”

    SOURCE: Torah From Jerusalem Volume 2 (page 335), by Rabbi Yehuda Cahn, year 2002 CE, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Rabbi Yehuda Cahn is a graduate of Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore.
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    in reply to: The Rich and Community Standards #2156803
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    Mr. Always_Ask_Questions said:
    “Gemora lauds a Rav who did not differentiate between rich and poor kids”

    Can anyone please give us the exact mesechta & page that says this?
    If this is a Midrash, then please give us the exact place in the Midrash?

    in reply to: The Rich and Community Standards #2156661
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    Around 3,000 years ago, Shlomoh Melech Yisrael taught:

    Mishlei, chapter 14, verse 20:
    “THE POOR MAN IS HATED EVEN BY HIS FRIENDS,
    BUT THOSE WHO LOVE THE RICH ARE MANY.”

    in reply to: Ethical Orthodoxy #2156579
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    I recently read a book about Jews [adults, not teenagers] who were born into Chassidic homes, but went off-the-Derech, and no longer practice mitzvot, unfortunately.

    This book mentions several reasons why Jews go off-the-Derech.
    Reason Number One was the lack of business ethics [or monetary ethics] in the world of Orthodox Judaism.

    Simcha613: Orthodox Judaism already has ethics!

    Ethics from the 613 mitzvot, ethics from all of Tanach, ethics from Mishnah, ethics from Talmud, ethics from Midrash, ethics from Halachah books, and ethics from Mussar books.

    The problem is not that Orthodox Judaism lacks ethics;
    the problem is that people who claim to believe in Orthodox Judaism forget the ethical teachings of Orthodox Judaism.

    in reply to: Global warming #2156368
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    Maybe the very-warm-winter is G*D’s way of helping Ukraine to defeat evil Russia, because a cold winter would help evil Russia to blackmail entire nations by reducing the amount of oil they supply?

    in reply to: 7-11 in Israel #2156366
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    You should be able to find the answer to that question by searching the internet (with google dot com or duck dot com); or go to the 7-11 web site, then contact their corporate headquarters.

    in reply to: Sitting on info #2156242
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    The Democratic Party of 2023 is not the same party as the Democratic Party of 1963.

    The Democratic Party of 1963 was real Democrats.

    The Democratic Party of 2023 is Socialists and Radical-Leftist Progressives and Muslims.

    The Democratic Party of 1963 was pro-Israel.

    The Democratic Party of 2023 is hostile to the Jewish State, and hostile to Traditional Judaism, and hostile to Traditional Jews, and hostile to American Jews.

    The Democratic Party of 1963 was pro-American and loyal to America.

    The Democratic Party of 2023 is anti-American and hates America, and wants to destroy all of Western Civilization, especially America and its allies, and White People [which includes Jews].

    in reply to: THIS IS IT! Solving the Shidduch Crisis EASILY! #2156212
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    No discussion of the Shidduch Crisis is complete without mentioning Rabbi Chananya Weissman, who has written books and many articles about the Shidduch Crisis.

    Just search the internet for “Chananya Weissman”, and read his free articles about the Shidduch Crisis.

    in reply to: BIG PROBLEM NEED HELP!! #2156191
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    Rambam, Hilchot Nizikei Mamon, chapter 5, paragraph 9:

    The Sages [chachamim] prohibited the raising of pigs,
    in every place, and also dogs,
    unless it is restrained with a chain…
    and the Sages said:
    A curse on those who raise dogs or pigs,
    because they often cause damage.

    in reply to: Have Seminaries outlived their purpose? #2156187
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    One of the most learned and G*D-fearing Jews I ever knew in my entire life refused to send his daughters to seminary, which he believed to be a waste of time and money.

    Instead, they got married, and gave him numerous grandchildren.
    They seem to have not suffered from not attending seminary.

    in reply to: BIG PROBLEM NEED HELP!! #2156186
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    Get rid of your dog. Give it away or sell it.

    In his Sefer HaMidot, chapter Achilah, chelek sheni, paragraph 9,
    Rabbi Nachman of Breslov wrote:

    “He who is bit by a dog, it is known that the mercies of
    [G*D Who dwells in] Heaven have departed from him,
    and it is also known that he has stumbled with forbidden foods.”

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Yehuda Cahn #2151585
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Megillah, page 25B:
    Rabbi Nachman taught: All mockery is forbidden, except mocking idol worship, which is permitted.
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Avodah Zarah, page 18B:
    Rabbi Elazar taught: Whoever mocks, sufferings come upon him…
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Avodah Zarah, page 18B:
    Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish taught: Whoever mocks, will fall into Gehinom.
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    Babylonian Talmud, tractate Avodah Zarah, page 18B:
    Rabbi Ketina taught: Whoever mocks, his wealth [literally, food] is decreased…
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    Rabbeinu Yonah commentary on tractate Avot, chapter 3, paragraph 2:
    Those who mock others, the Holy One Blessed Be He will mock them, and they will lose more than the people they mocked. And the humble persons who remain silent and tolerate them and they do not answer back, the Holy One Blessed Be He will give them grace [chein].

    in reply to: Is the Torah against venting? #2151583
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    If you must “vent” — if you must say something negative about somebody – then say your message to a Rabbi, because presumably a Rabbi will not repeat Lashon HaRa to anyone.

    But be sure than no additional people are listening, and do not say your message to a Rabbi who knows the person you want to talk about.

    in reply to: 2 States #2147537
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    “People tend to forget that the doctrine of territories for peace was used by [Adolph] Hitler in [year] 1939, when he declared that he would leave Europe in peace if territories in Poland that Germany lost in World War I were ceded to Germany.”

    SOURCE: Moshe Arens, former Member of Knesset and Israeli Minister of Defense, HaAretz, 2004/1/22

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    Retired Lt General Tom Kelly
    (Chief of Operations of the 1991 Gulf War) said:

    “I cannot defend this land [Israel] without that terrain [the West Bank]…

    Without the West Bank, Israel is only 8 miles wide at its narrowest point. That makes it indefensible.”

    SOURCE: The Jewish Connection Magazine, 2012 January 6 edition, page 14, article titled: The 2012 Arab Street Driven Security Requirements written by retired Ambassador Yoram Ettinger

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    “J-Street and Peace Now and practically the entire Democratic Party and all of Western Europe take it as axiomatic that a new State of Palestine would bring peace.

    Voices who point out that Israeli concessions in the past to Palestinians has brought less, not more, peace have been drowned out.”

    SOURCE: Large majority of Palestinians say the conflict should continue even AFTER they get a state
    elderofziyon on blogspot dot com 2019/09

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    Abdul Hameed al Ghabin [Saudi writer and political analyst] said:

    “How can we achieve peace if the Palestinian people remain without a place to call home?
    The answer is simple:

    Jordan is already 78% of historical Palestine. Jordanians of Palestinian origin constitute more than 80% of the population according to U.S. intelligence cables leaked in 2010. Jordan is essentially already the Palestinian Arab state.

    The only problem is, the King of Jordan refuses to acknowledge this.”

    SOURCE: A new Saudi perspective for peace by Abdul Hameed al Ghabin, 2019/8/21
    JNS dot org

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    Jonathan S. Tobin said:

    “As our Evelyn Gordon wrote in a prescient COMMENTARY [magazine] article published in January 2010, by signaling its willingness to withdraw from some territory, the Israelis did not convince anyone of their good intentions.

    To the contrary, such concessions reinforced the conviction that Israel was a thief in possession of stolen property.

    The reaction from the Palestinians and hostile Europeans was not gratitude for the generosity of the Israelis in giving up land to which they too had a claim, but a demand that it be forced to give up even more.

    Land-for-peace schemes and a belief in two states on the part of Israelis has always led most Palestinians to believe that their goal of forcing the Jews out of the entire country was more realistic, not less so.”

    SOURCE: article titled: Israeli Peace Gestures Not Only Don’t Work. They Make Things Worse by Jonathan S. Tobin, 2015 March 31, Commentary Magazine

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    Sarah N. Stern said:

    “Like many Jewish organizations, J Street is seduced by lofty slogans like ‘pro-Israel/pro-peace’. These words are intended to give the impression that all that Israel has to do is immediately withdraw from the territories, and then peace would ultimately break out.

    This ignores the empirical evidence of what happened after the withdrawal from southern Lebanon in May of 2000, giving Hezbollah and their 150,000 missiles easy striking distance to Israel.

    It also ignores the internally gut-wrenching Gaza withdrawal of 2005, where the land has been used to launch thousands of rockets [more than 10,000 rockets] and incendiary devices launched from kites and balloons, making life for those on Gaza’s neighboring communities a living hell and destroying thousands of acres of Israel’s agricultural land.”

    SOURCE: Notes on the J Street conference by Sarah N. Stern (President of the Endowment for Middle East Truth), 2019/10/31, from JNS dot org

    in reply to: Troll Thread #2147425
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    I might be wrong about this, but trolling MIGHT mean saying things to intentionally anger other people who posted messages.

    in reply to: SHIDUCHIM. #2146868
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    The Chareidi Olam intentionally makes it impossible for men and women to meet each other, even when there is no halachic obligation to do so.
    Then, when there is a Shidduch Crisis, they cannot understand why.

    EXAMPLE 1: There is no halachic requirement to make it impossible for men and women to meet each other in kosher pizza stores, yet the Chareidi Olam has done exactly that, by decreeing that women cannot sit down to eat there, they can only take out food.

    EXAMPLE 2: There is no halachic requirement to make it impossible for men and women to meet each other after shul, yet the Chareidi Olam has done exactly that, by decreeing that women leave shul 30 minutes early, so there is no chance of them speaking to men after shul.

    EXAMPLE 3: There is no halachic requirement to make it impossible for men and women to meet each other in Touro College, yet the Chareidi Olam has done exactly that, by decreeing that women and men cannot sit in the same classrooms together, nor even attend on the same days. Touro College has male-only days and female-only days, to guarantee that they cannot meet each other. Touro College has also decreed that males cannot teach female classes.

    None of these things are required by halachah, yet they are enforced by the the Chareidi Olam with great stringency, and anyone who dares to violate these decrees would become a ridiculed outcast.

    Yet, I believe in Hashgocha Protis, but we cannot do things that intentionally make it impossible for men and women to meet each other, and then expect Hashgocha Protis to always overcome all obstacles.

    in reply to: SHIDUCHIM. #2146729
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    In year 2005 CE, an Orthodox Rabbi in Florida held a wedding with mixed seating.

    The results of this wedding: 3 Orthodox Jewish men met 3 Orthodox Jewish women, and they married them, and had children from them, and sent their children to yeshivahs.

    If that wedding did not have mixed seating, then the 3 Orthodox Jewish men would not have met the 3 Orthodox Jewish women, who became their wives.

    What I just described used to be the standard practice of most Orthodox Jews, including prominent Rabbis. Then weddings with mixed seating became unpopular, and nobody can understand how this contributes to the problems of Orthodox Jewish singles.

    in reply to: Chasidus Without Context #2146636
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    Yud Tes Kislev is NEVER mentioned in: Tanach, Mishnah, Jerusalem Talmud, Babylonian Talmud, Rashi, Tosafos, Gaonim, Rishonim, Shulchan Aruch, or the commentaries written on pages of the Shulchan Aruch.

    Yud Tes Kislev is NOT a real Jewish holiday, and should NOT be celebrated by Jews.

    Don’t Jews already have enough holidays, even without Yud Tes Kislev?

    Last-but-not-least, if you make new Jewish holidays, Ain LeDavar Sof — there is no end to it!

    in reply to: Going down the wrong street #2146574
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    The J Street organization and the Biden Administration (of which Anthony Blinken is a member) are both 500% committed to the so-called “Two State Solution”, even if the “Two State Solution” is rejected by most Jews and most who live in Israel.

    The J Street organization and the Biden Administration (including Anthony Blinken) are hell-bent on forcing the so-called “Two State Solution” down the throats of Jews and Arabs, because J Street organization and the Biden Administration both believe that they know better than Jews and Arabs who live in Israel.

    Last-but-not-least, the so-called “Two State Solution” is clever way for the Democratic Party and Far-Leftists and Socialists to cause the complete destruction of Israel, while falsely pretending to be “pro-Israel and pro-peace”.

    The so-called “Two State Solution” is designed to inflict indefensible borders on Israel, followed by the complete and permanent destruction of the only Jewish State.

    This may seem crazy, until you understand that the Far-Leftists and Socialists and the Europeans ALWAYS HATE ISRAEL, and will do ANYTHING to appease-and-pacify Muslims, even if it means inflicting another HOLOCAUST on Jews.

    So far as the Europeans are concerned, inflicting another HOLOCAUST on Jews is a small price to pay for appeasing-and-pacifying Muslims, which is always one of their highest priorities.

    CONCLUSION: The “Two State Solution” is the “Final Solution” in disguise.

    in reply to: Changing the Shidduch System #2146381
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    If you want to change the shidduch system,
    or just understand why it fails so many people,
    then I suggest that you visit the web site of
    Chananya Weissman, then click on [ARTICLES],
    then scroll down to “The Shidduch World”.

    I sincerely hope that this helps Jewish singles.

    in reply to: Georgia isn’t Really Solid Red #2146117
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    In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, the red states voted for the Democratic Party and the blue states voted for the Republican Party.

    Then the news media, which supported the Democratic Party, decided that Democrats were somehow losing votes, because they were said to be red.
    So the colors were changed, to what they now.

    Red is a more accurate symbol for the Democratic Party, because their beliefs resemble the former Soviet Union (which had a red flag) and Communist China (which still has a red flag).
    Therefore, the original colors were more honest.

    in reply to: Anti-semitism: Republicans vs Democrats #2145706
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    The Yahoo Poll is NOT reliable, because the Yahoo Corporation is dominated by far-leftist Democrats, as are other high-tech corporations, like: Google, YouTube, FaceBook, Instagram, Reddit (and Twitter before Mr. Elon Musk bought it).

    For example, when Donald Trump was running for re-election, Yahoo News published FIVE [5] ARTICLES EVERY DAY that attacked Donald Trump, while publishing ZERO [0] articles that attacked the Democratic candidate – Joe Biden.

    Additionally, the results of the Yahoo Poll can be explained by the fanatical-hatred that members of the Democratic Party have for Donald Trump.

    Additionally, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez described [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortes, [Ilhan] Omar, [Rashida] Tlaib, and others comparing Israel to Nazi Germany as: the “future of the Democratic Party”.
    SOURCE: A blow to BDS in the House by Jonathan S. Tobin, 2019/7/24
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    in reply to: Mekubal/Tzaddik #2145688
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    Another reason why this question is difficult-to-answer:

    Words like “tzadik” and “mekubal” and “Ruach HaKodesh” do not have definitions that are precise or universally-accepted.

    If I really wanted to, I could probably find five definitions for the word “tzadik”, and five definitions for the word “mekubal”, and five definitions for “Ruach HaKodesh”.

    in reply to: Mekubal/Tzaddik #2145482
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    We might be able to answer the question better,
    if we knew WHY you want a tzadik with Ruach HaKodesh.

    Are you looking for a miracle cure for a terminal illness?
    Are you looking for someone who knows the future?
    Are you trying to decide who to marry?

    in reply to: Important Advice for Jews #2144710
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    If anyone wants to help combat anti-Semitism,
    then I humbly suggest that you go to:
    www (dot) HonestReporting (dot) com.

    So far as I can tell, they seem to be doing
    very good work with correcting anti-Jewish
    falsehoods in the News Media.

    Our great Rabbis taught us that falsely slandering
    or falsely accusing an innocent person
    is one of the worst sins possible.

    From this, we may deduce that saving Jews from
    being falsely slandered or falsely accused
    is one of the greatest merits possible.

    And that is what HonestReporting (dot) com appears to be doing.

    And that is one way we can combat anti-Semitism [IYH & BSD].

    To receive quick Torah quotes every month, go to:
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    Thanks for catching on 

    in reply to: YE #2144130
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    In year 2009, Kanye West made himself into a fool before the entire world, when he jumped onto the stage [without permission] and rudely interrupted Miss Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMA [MTV Video Music Awards] ceremony.

    That incident alone is enough to expose Kanye West as a shameless lunatic.

    This distasteful incident is still recorded in many places on the internet.

    in reply to: latest shidduch data #2144113
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    Please read “An End to Shidduch Resumes” by Rabbi Chananya Weissman:
    www. chananyaweissman. com/article.php?id=89

    in reply to: Jewish Israel #2143682
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    My four decades of experience with secular Jews taught me this lesson:

    Nothing is more futile than attempting to influence secular Jews in the direction of mitzvah observance. It is a total waste of time, 99.95% of the time.

    Charedim refusing to serve in the Israeli Army has made the Charedim the most hated people in Israel – even more hated than the Arabs!

    Add to that the many scandals involving Charedim, that make Charedim even more hated.

    Add to that the high percentage of Charedim in Israel who do not pay taxes because they do not work, this makes Charedim even more hated.

    Charedim cannot influence secular Jews to mitzvah observance, because Charedim are the most hated people in Israel.

    Instead of trying to improve secular Jews, Charedim should try to improve themselves.

    in reply to: Brooklyn Sephardi Shuls Non-SY #2143452
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    In the average Ashkenazic synagogue,
    the % of kohanim is around 1% to 3%.

    In the average Syrian synagogue,
    the % of Kohanim is around 30% to 35%.

    Since the Torah prohibits Kohanim from marrying
    converts [gerim], is it wise to permit converts in
    a community where 30% of the men are Kohanim?

    Additionally, some poskim [whose names I unfortunately
    cannot remember] have written that Kohanim who are
    Syrian and/or Sephardic have a greater [or better]
    mesorah of kehunah than Ashkenazic Kohanim,
    which makes the prohibition against Kohanim
    marrying converts even greater for Kohanim
    who are Syrian and/or Sephardic.

    For example: When a Syrian Kohen performs a
    Pidyon HaBen, he NEVER gives the money back,
    because the Syrian Rabbis hold that there is
    no doubt [safek] on the identity of their Kohanim.

    Compare this to Ashkenazic Kohanim, who return
    the Pidyon HaBen money, because they fear
    a doubt [safek] on their identity of their Kohanim.

    Is it wise to permit converts in a community
    where 30% of men are Kohanim, who have
    no safek on their yichus as Kohanim?

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    in reply to: Should all Yidden know Hebrew? #2143024
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    [1] In Tanach, Nehemiah (chapter 13, verses 23 to 24)
    bemoaned the fact that after 70 years of exile,
    many Jews of his generation had forgotten
    how to speak Hebrew:

    [2] Tosefta, tractate Chagigah, chapter 1, paragraph 3:
    …[A Jewish child who is old enough] to know
    how to speak, his father [must] teach him:
    Shema, and Torah, and the Hebrew language
    [Lashon HaKodesh].
    And if he does not, [then] it would be better
    if he never would have been born.

    [3] Sifri, Parshat HaAzinu, near end of Piska 28:
    Rabbi Meir taught: Whoever lives in the Land of Israel
    and recites Shema morning and night and speaks Hebrew
    [Lashon HaKodesh] he is worthy of Olam HaBa.

    For more quick Torah quotes like these, go to:
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    in reply to: Siblings’ machatonim on shidduch resumes #2142659
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    The most logical articles about the Shidduch Crisis
    are those written by Rabbi Chananya Weissman.

    I suggest this article:

    How to create a Shidduch Crisis in 15 easy steps:
    http://www. chananyaweissman. com/article.php?id=219

    in reply to: Does Hashem Want Us to Survive? #2142663
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    Those who have money and yichus are treated with respect.

    But what about: Baalei Teshuvah, gairim,
    Sephardim, Russian Jews, and the poor?

    What about those Jews who observe mitzvot,
    but do not wear The Uniform (white shirt &
    black hat & all other clothes black)?

    One older bachur I know lives in an apartment building in one of NYC’s most Orthodox neighborhoods.

    None of the Orthodox Jews who live in his apartment building are interested in learning Torah with him, nor are they interested in inviting him for Shabbat, nor are they interested in befriending him or even talking with him for more than a few minutes. Not even those who live on the same floor as him; not even those who live next-door to him; not even those who go to the same shul as him.

    It is “every man for himself” – there is zero friendship and zero unity among Jewish neighbors, even though they have been living in the same apartment building for more than 25 years.
    Is that normal? Is that what G_D wants from His people?

    in reply to: Who is a bigger threat in America #2141839
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    ALL people who hate Jews are dangerous, and it is difficult to know with certainty who is the most dangerous, because nobody knows the future with certainty.

    However, the political Far Left [also known as the Radical Left or The Woke or The Socialists] are especially dangerous to Jews, because they dominate numerous powerful institutions, for example:

    almost the entire news media, almost the entire Hollywood entertainment industry, almost all High-Tech & Social Media companies [except for Twitter, recently bought by Elon Musk], almost the entire educational system [especially colleges and universities], almost the entire Democratic Party, and many non-Orthodox synagogues and large churches and big non-profit organizations (including Amnesty International, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Ford Foundation, and the New Israel Fund, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, NGO Monitor), and many more.

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