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January 15, 2009 4:31 am at 4:31 am in reply to: How Many Hours A Day Do You Spend In The YWN CR? #636477
xl double doubleJanuary 15, 2009 4:22 am at 4:22 am in reply to: General Shmooze #632194
mazal tov … we have made it to a 5th page
I would also like to take the time to commend the moderators for the ridiculously quick postings of our comments … gr8 job guys … propsJanuary 15, 2009 4:16 am at 4:16 am in reply to: College Options For Yeshiva Bochurim #631388
curious … thanks for the insightJanuary 15, 2009 4:09 am at 4:09 am in reply to: General Shmooze #632184
yeshiva in israel for a couple of years to get some solid learning done, then university
what ru up to these daysJanuary 15, 2009 4:07 am at 4:07 am in reply to: If You Had a Chance… #644667
anonymiss, thanks so muchJanuary 15, 2009 3:08 am at 3:08 am in reply to: General Shmooze #632179
yup … btw … sorry, forgot to put you on my list for “want to meet” so ill do it here …
also joseph … my guess? a teenager like me who has nothing better to do with some of his free time (or maybe this out of all the possibilities, is the best thing), and enjoys being a contrarian … how close am i?January 15, 2009 3:05 am at 3:05 am in reply to: If You Had a Chance… #644653
In no particular order:
3) squeakJanuary 15, 2009 1:15 am at 1:15 am in reply to: Curiosity….Rav Yosher Ber ZTL #692395
sorry azi … couldn’t agree more with you in reality.
was in a sarcastic mood … needed to get it out somehow
sorry :>0 :>)January 15, 2009 1:15 am at 1:15 am in reply to: College Options For Yeshiva Bochurim #631385
What’s wrong with a “real” college … I don’t know … that’s why I am asking.
In addition, the reason that I put real in quotations was for precisely that reason. The general perception is that Touro, Landers etc. is a lower level of education than most secular universities. I have heard this from others who are either there, or know about it.
I don’t know about anyone else here, but most Universities provide a higher level of education, and base salaries are generaly lower if you come from a “touro/landers” style program.January 14, 2009 3:46 am at 3:46 am in reply to: Curiosity….Rav Yosher Ber ZTL #692384
Harav Hagoan ilsin has his own yeshiva/kollel in Mea Shearim … guys who are there love it apperantly (sorry, typo, mod please correct)
azi … are you looking for a dif type of convo … we can always arrange for one to be started really easily … in case you haven’t noticed, stirring up contreversy is not exactly the most challenging thing to do hereJanuary 14, 2009 3:43 am at 3:43 am in reply to: College Options For Yeshiva Bochurim #631351
i’m in the mood to start a (??healthy??) debate, so here goes:
what would be wrong with a “real” college?January 14, 2009 3:42 am at 3:42 am in reply to: General Shmooze #632126
anonomiss (sorry for the typo … it was too much to go back and check the speling or cut/paste)
anyone noticed how when you log in, even b4 typing anything, it automatically says “incorrect password?”January 13, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm in reply to: General Shmooze #632112
unfortunately, the burdens of my screen name were calling, and I actually had to do some work … nice to see im missedJanuary 13, 2009 3:33 am at 3:33 am in reply to: General Shmooze #632048
alright … i’ve been debating whether or not to join the fray, but i’m in?
heard an interesting line:
“A recession is when your neighbour loses his job … a depression is when you lose yours”December 29, 2008 12:38 am at 12:38 am in reply to: Who’s Your Favourite Singer(s)? #1055153
ya … their voices changedDecember 26, 2008 4:34 am at 4:34 am in reply to: BREAKING: Lipa to do another concert – “The Event”? #630120
no … how pathetic we have to look ….
can we not make our own decisions?
or maybe you need to ask before sneezing as well?December 24, 2008 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm in reply to: School Help! Please! #630771
KeepinEntertained, no problem
I don’t know how this could be accomplished, but if you don’t mind, and our wonderful moderators can do this somehow, I would be interested to see it when you are doneDecember 24, 2008 2:10 am at 2:10 am in reply to: School Help! Please! #630767
Hi … while I would love to give you actual details, I am not as versed in the life of MLKJ as I would like … that being said however, why don’t you construct your essay like this?
Hook – contraversial (sorry for spelling) or interesting quote from Him
Thesis – ask question, and answer it in your arguments
arguments (summarized) – points that he wanted, and did it come true … no … in what way
Remaining paragrahs – your arguments expanded
some possibilities: has his dream been carried too far?
have his followers corrupted his dream
have the blacks corrupted it with affirmitave action etc.
what do you think?December 23, 2008 4:54 am at 4:54 am in reply to: Anger Management Group Therapy #649469
Hi, my name is ____________________ and I get mad at people who I don’t even know, for typing things that are quite possibly said just to annoy me. I have been anger free for 3 days now, and …………………….December 23, 2008 4:48 am at 4:48 am in reply to: School Help! Please! #630753
What grade are you writing this paper for, and how long does it have to be? I might be able to direct you towards reading material, or even help you with your thesisDecember 23, 2008 4:47 am at 4:47 am in reply to: Our Society And a Developing Crisis #629876
Economics = Supply vs. Demand … or the allocation of scarce resources
The system is constructed in such a way that eventually it will fail, as it is INHERENTLY flawed.
Don’t get me wrong … I am all for people learning, and if yeshivos decide to push that, what can I do? However, I have seen that “Ba’al Ha’batim” are treated as second class citizens … shivim Panim latorah people … while i don’t mind arguing the nuances of all the various shitos, these arguments have become so archaic that I believe they don’t really have a point anymoreDecember 23, 2008 4:42 am at 4:42 am in reply to: Help Choosing a Camp #878851
just me … chances i know who your kids are (2 kids trained and worked as lifegaurds … not that difficult to figure out) … and if i do, they are both great guys.
that being said, I can answer specific questions, and all I have to say is positive (learning, rebbeim, sports, etc.)December 22, 2008 2:05 am at 2:05 am in reply to: Chanuka Games? #628258
whose line is it anyways? select kosher topics … always good for a laughDecember 22, 2008 1:54 am at 1:54 am in reply to: Music – Musical Instruments #668317
not at all … the i am your father line was a star wars reference … sorry, and sorry for your lossDecember 22, 2008 1:37 am at 1:37 am in reply to: Music – Musical Instruments #668315
No, Brooklyn19, I am your father
lol … sorry, ill keep my mouth shut from now on … carry onDecember 22, 2008 12:47 am at 12:47 am in reply to: Music – Musical Instruments #668313
brooklyn19 … why was that neccessary?December 22, 2008 12:43 am at 12:43 am in reply to: High School Crisis #643297
thank you … amenDecember 21, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm in reply to: Who’s Your Favourite Singer(s)? #1055116
sorry to spoil the party here, but most of these artists have in some way or another stolen (borrowed) music from pop culture
Take for example:
1) Lev Tahor’s Asher Bara – the initial guitar solo, and the lead towards the end of the song have been taken from the Scorpion’s “Rock you like a hurricane”
As well, the orchestra at the beggining, and during the interlude in the middle of the song is also copied from a concert that they did while in berlin … youtube the song (thats how i found out), and pick the live in berlin 03
2) MBD – has copied Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music (“Close every door to me” in Joseph and the technicolor dream coat)
I could go on …December 21, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm in reply to: Problem to Look at X-Mas Lights? #1204877
would it be a question of “Lo Selech” … just postulating
also, the fact that Christmas has reverted back to what it used to be (a secular, pagan holiday), probably makes things no different.
Both are Avoda ZaraDecember 21, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Top Yeshivas #631618
BYM … kind of, and it is especially ironic that in another thread, you warned me not to post personal info onlineDecember 21, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm in reply to: High School Crisis #643294
I don’t remember who said it, but I heard that a Rav (and a prominent one at that), said, that if kids who are in a yeshiva where secular studies are part of the curriculum, it is bittul zman not to try your utmost.
that being said, not studying secular subjects as well is ridiculous. I am in 12th grade, and realize that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to support my family. The Ketuba says it is my responsibility, not my father-in-law’s … to mooch off of him would, in my eyes, be disgustingDecember 21, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm in reply to: Help Choosing a Camp #878836
Tutzech … I have been to CBK … if i can get some specific questions, I can answer themDecember 21, 2008 5:51 am at 5:51 am in reply to: Help Choosing a Camp #878831
this coming year will IY”H be my 3rd (if i get a job) at CBK
I loved it … specifics what do you want to know?December 16, 2008 4:52 am at 4:52 am in reply to: Yeshiva Mercaz Hatorah or Rabbi Senters #1214649
BYmaydel … just curious, why would that be private (unless I am posting just to annoy and create trouble, which I generally don’t) (BTW, that was not sarcastic, just simple curiosity)December 15, 2008 3:46 am at 3:46 am in reply to: YW Moderator 72 or 86… #627594
there is only one moderator … he (or she jfem … there is equality for you lol) just likes messing with our headsDecember 15, 2008 3:44 am at 3:44 am in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670086
Harry Potter … don’t everybody get up and yell at me, but they were masterfully written and extremely entertaining
For Fantasy lovers – the Inheretance cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr)
Andrew clements is a classic, as are Encyclopedia Brown, Hardy Boys etc.
Or my all time favourite, Maurice Sendaks books (lol … he wrote “where the wild things” are and “Pierre, the boy who didn’t care.”)
Dr. Seuss tooDecember 14, 2008 5:54 am at 5:54 am in reply to: Random Questions #1078006
the “funny bone” is called such as it is really called the “humerus” – (think I spelt that right)December 12, 2008 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm in reply to: New Schwekey DVD & CD #627256
so it was a cd of a assur performance … lol
sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂December 12, 2008 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm in reply to: Television: A Cry of Anguish and Appeal to Our Jewish Brethren 📺 #1192785
THE BIG ONE … clearly not.
This is the problem … everyone here is eschewing subtlety and do not realize that like everything else, there is nothing black or white. The issue is really in full technicolor (to those who understand the reference), and really is not simply yes or no.
I think the issue really has to be analyzed in its entirety, and not just be subject to the shallow opinions of some (not all) on this siteDecember 12, 2008 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm in reply to: Top Yeshivas #631574
Hi … I’m actually considering going to Mercaz after I graduate.
What kind of info are you looking for?
From what I currently know, it is a very warm place that gives you potential to really excel at learning, and is very open-minded hashkafically (sorry if i spelled that wrong)December 12, 2008 3:11 am at 3:11 am in reply to: Is there a Drug Problem in the “Frum World”? #1100305
very simply … yesDecember 10, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm in reply to: Kollel Sustainability #627151
I am going to faced with a lot of opposition for this post, but here goes:
I am not sure that kollel is necessarily the ideal. The concept of Torah Im Derech Eretz, although abused by people using to twist it for their own gain (see Torah U’Madda), believes that working is the ideal although it must always be “subserviant” if you will, to Torah study.
It is interesting, but the more one becomes a “lifer,” the less L’shmah his torah becomes. The businessman/lawyer/doctor who drags himself up in the morning to learn, and after a tiring day, drags himself back at night, is on an infinitely higher level than the “Lifer.”November 27, 2008 1:01 am at 1:01 am in reply to: YWN Moderators #644530
curious … what is the code as to what is appropriate or not … not an irreverent question, i am just curious to know the posting policies of this wonderful siteNovember 27, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am in reply to: Where Do You Live? #626549
TORONTO … ONTARIO … CanadaNovember 27, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am in reply to: Screen Names #1175433
i was just going to say … worry about what?November 26, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm in reply to: Kids Following Sports, Something to Worry About?? #626393
what would be wrong about it?November 26, 2008 3:01 am at 3:01 am in reply to: How old are you? #870261
chacham … how old are you?November 26, 2008 1:05 am at 1:05 am in reply to: You Know You’ve Been Spending Too Much Time in The YWN Coffee Room When…. #1119294
when i notice who hasn’t started to argue with jfemNovember 26, 2008 1:04 am at 1:04 am in reply to: Screen Names #1175426
No … Im from TO (Toronto)November 26, 2008 1:03 am at 1:03 am in reply to: How old are you? #870255
16 … 17 in a month … am I the youngest guy here?