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It’s certainly not impossible to live in E”Y. Come and live with the right attitude, and understand that this isn’t the United States, and you’ll be fine. Come with the understanding that you don’t have to live in Yerushalayim or one of the Anglo ghettos, and you’ll be fine (and your rent or mortgage will be cheaper).
I’m not a Yekkie, but I do sing L’Dovid Baruch (by myself) before Arvit on motzie Shabbat. Back when I was a teen, I occasionally stayed with friends who davened at Glen Avenue in Baltimore, which was a long time Yekkie shule. I was fascinated by the tune, learned it, and have sung it (mostly by myself) for years.April 22, 2021 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm in reply to: Seeking recommendations for sleepover camp for 10th-grade boy #1967214
“Where has he been every summer until now, in a closet? Don’t mean to be rude, but most boys have been in camp since at least 5th Grade.”
Maybe he hasn’t gone until now because, believe it or not, there’s no actual halacha that says one must send children to a sleep-away camp.
Actually, everything outside of E”Y is out of town.
“Is that any harder than wearing a hat or shteimal, jacket or bekeshe, wool tzitzis, full length shirt and pants in the summer?”
There’s no halacha that says one *must* wear a hat or shteimal [sic], jacket or bekeshe, or tzitzit made of wool.
I assume the OP has had his Covid inoculations?
G. Gordon Liddy had a much better show than Rush.
Tristate Jew, please tell us about your medical, science and/or public health background and degrees. Tell us about your research as well; please include any research that *doesn’t*
include web sites.
A friend really liked the apartment complex in Baltimore where I lived years ago. His saying was “there must be 50 of the ל”ו tzadikim living here!”
Why don’t you ask the few people you know who have gotten divorced or are in the process?
Drive to the nearest Target and pick up some bags of chips and some candy bars. Everyone will be happy, and I guarantee you it will be cost much less than $2K.December 30, 2020 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm in reply to: President Trump Releases Jonathon Pollard From Parole to go to Israel #1933599
Selling information is not something to be proud of.
“I tried to tip my cooking stuff, waiters, cleaning service, landscaper, butler, dog walker, hairdresser, delivery service, repair-person, laundromat. My wife refused the tips, but the kids took some.”
I wish YWN had “LOL” emojis!
“Many of them are privately calling for Harris to be given the nuclear briefcase and authority to act in Biden’s stead as often as necessary.” Would seriously love to know your source for this nonsense.
About 30 years ago, I had a friend and chavrusa that learned a full morning seder in yeshiva, worked in the afternoon, and attended law school at night. He’s been a successful attorney for many years now, and he still learns in the mornings and at night. I always had great respect for someone who was able to accomplish so much.
Dear Health, better than having a fruitcake as a president.November 2, 2020 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm in reply to: Daati Leumi/RZ Rabbonim call on public to vote for Donald Trump #1916070
Usually the way it’s done is that Rebbeim make the endorsements as “private citizens.” I’d assume that most dati U.S. citizens living in Israel would vote for Trump, because they are voting on a single issue. I personally am not voting for him because he’s a contemptable and vile human being. (Doesn’t really matter one way or the other; my home state is solidly blue, and would never become a “Trump state.”
BTW, I first voted in a Presidential election in 1980; this is the first time that I’ve ever voted for the Democratic candidate. I did not vote in 2016, because the choices from both parties were terrible. God save America.November 2, 2020 9:26 am at 9:26 am in reply to: Daati Leumi/RZ Rabbonim call on public to vote for Donald Trump #1915952
Are any of these Roshei Yeshiva citizens of the U.S.?
If you’re chareidi, why are you using the internet? Surely your Rebbe/Rosh Yeshiva said the internet is assur!
If I have a question in gemara or halacha or hashkafa, I ask a rav. I don’t ask a rav questions in politics or medicine. That’s like asking a dentist about a heart attack. You ask people questions in their area of expertise. The only rav I would ever ask about politics was Rav Naftali Neuberger zt”l from NIRC.
I was never spanked, as far as I remember. My kids were never spanked. B”H, we all turned out OK despite lacking this apparently essential part of life.
Please define “dementia” and show how it applies specifically to Mr. Biden. Please use actual documented examples.
A Simchat Torah hashkama minyan that I used to attend back in the states did once around for each hakafa, and finished hakafot in about 10 minutes. One year the Rav of the shule came down, and insisted on extending the hakafa he was there for. The minyan attendees became pretty upset. As for this year, I’m not going, and since I’m in the states, it’s not a chag for me anyway.
Thanks Charlie. I bought it 30 years ago in E”Y, so I assume it was made there. I’m going to leave it home, just to be on the safe side.
My doctor told me not to go, so I”m not going. Neither are any of my family. I have a shofar, I know how to use it, so I will blow it here for us and anyone else outside who wants to hear it.
I used to daven at a Chassidish shtieble in Baltimore. I would daven mincha and arvit at the regular time; as our minyan was leaving, the Rebbe and others would enter to daven mincha.
“True believers” would be going to Yerushalayim, not someplace in the middle of Jew hatred country.
I thought from the title that there was going to be a rumble. I even brought popcorn.
Yeshivish is a subset of chareidi.
“It’s halacha to wear a hat during davening.”
The traditional straw hat season in the U.S. is from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
You can find cheaper rentals if you go to a place that’s not such an Anglo ghetto.
“Its definitely not recommended!”
Seriously? You don’t want to add in anything about the cases where divorce IS recommended? Divorce is better than a husband beating a wife isn’t it? Divorce is better than a husband abusing his kids, isn’t it?
Are you living in la-la land?
“West Bank settlers do that anytime a settlement is dismantled just to name a few,”
“West Bank” means nothing. Refer to the areas by their proper names – Yehuda and the Shomron.May 26, 2020 10:10 am at 10:10 am in reply to: BIGGEST JEWISH DEBATE: DO YOU WASH YOUR TZITZIS??? #1864792
Some tzitzit are made of cotton (like undershirt material) and are designed to touch your skin. They need to be washed.
“the known Jewniverse of NY and NJ”
As someone who has made aliyah, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this.
“And TKM, your father was wrong. The whole idea is unworthy of a republic.”
As they say in the armed forces, you salute the rank, not the man.
“I don’t like the heading. At all. Say what you want. Protest too. But no name calling a sitting president.”
As a know-it-all teenager, I once said something disparaging about Jimmy Carter. My Dad z”l heard me, and he said, “You may disagree with the President, but he’s the President, and you always respect the office, even if you don’t like what he says.”
Volunteer Fire Company?
Joseph, I’m sure you have a cite and/or source for your allegations. I’d like to see them. Perhaps others would as well. Can you please post?
What about “yalla, bye.” Works for me.
“I don’t see anything wrong with ten people standing ten feet away from each other and not touching anything.”
Are you a doctor? A scientist of some type? Then your opinion, in this case, means nothing.
“Based on that description of the danger I don’t see anything wrong with ten people standing ten feet away from each other and not touching anything.”
In Israel, at least, it’s now illegal.
I see some people are using their isolation time to create tin-foil hats. You may have made yours a few sizes too small.
“DRINK MORE HOT TEA AND WATER. AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 40 DEGREES, VIRUS CELLS DIE.”
Nobody reputable is saying anything like this. The virus is in the trachea and lungs, not in the esophagus. Unless you’re going to pour hot tea into your lungs, this does nothing. Google “drinking hot tea for covid-19” and you’ll see that this theory was debunked.
And this is why one does not rely on unsolicited medical advice from anonymous posters, just as one should not rely on anonymous posters for halachic concerns.
I have already been informed of two “virtual siymim” in our locality. And yes, I am a bechor.
“People need to have access to take out foods . . .”
They do? They NEED to have access? Why? Can they not cook at home?
People still send invitations thru the mail?
It’s “you’re,” not “your.”