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  • in reply to: Seeking recommendations for sleepover camp for 10th-grade boy #1967214
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    “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.

    in reply to: Out of town communities #1963311
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    Actually, everything outside of E”Y is out of town.

    in reply to: Tznius of the legs – Oz V’hadar Levusha #1960214
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    “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.

    in reply to: israel bein hazmanim question #1957023
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    I assume the OP has had his Covid inoculations?

    in reply to: Talk Radio #1951997
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    G. Gordon Liddy had a much better show than Rush.

    in reply to: DOES YWN MAKE MONEY FROM PROMOTING THE VACCINES?? #1951693
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    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.

    in reply to: 36 righteous #1946363
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    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!”

    in reply to: The thing which shouldn’t be said #1944769
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    Why don’t you ask the few people you know who have gotten divorced or are in the process?

    in reply to: Food Fight #1937040
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    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.

    in reply to: President Trump Releases Jonathon Pollard From Parole to go to Israel #1933599
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    Selling information is not something to be proud of.

    in reply to: to tip or not to tip that is the question #1929040
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    “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!

    in reply to: Biden is Senile #1929037
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    “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.

    in reply to: Working Bochurim Shidduchim Corona #1927509
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    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.

    in reply to: Georgia Hand Count Completed #1921823
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    Dear Health, better than having a fruitcake as a president.

    in reply to: Daati Leumi/RZ Rabbonim call on public to vote for Donald Trump #1916070
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    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.

    in reply to: Daati Leumi/RZ Rabbonim call on public to vote for Donald Trump #1915952
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    Are any of these Roshei Yeshiva citizens of the U.S.?

    in reply to: Internet #1915951
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    If you’re chareidi, why are you using the internet? Surely your Rebbe/Rosh Yeshiva said the internet is assur!

    in reply to: Name a Gadol That Endorsed Biden #1913151
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    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.

    in reply to: spanking #1908980
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    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.

    in reply to: NON CORONA TOPIC: Why would anyone voted Biden #1904406
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    Please define “dementia” and show how it applies specifically to Mr. Biden. Please use actual documented examples.

    in reply to: Simchas Torah #1901720
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    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.

    in reply to: Bringing a Shofar into the U.S. – allowed? #1898535
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    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.

    in reply to: Will you be in shul on Rosh Hashanah #1896694
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    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.

    in reply to: Chassidim #1894787
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    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.

    in reply to: Is anyone going to Uman this year #1894573
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    “True believers” would be going to Yerushalayim, not someplace in the middle of Jew hatred country.

    in reply to: yeshivish vs. charedi #1885680
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    I thought from the title that there was going to be a rumble. I even brought popcorn.

    Yeshivish is a subset of chareidi.

    in reply to: The black hat. #1882371
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    “It’s halacha to wear a hat during davening.”

    Incorrect.

    in reply to: Straw Borsalino hats? #1875156
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    The traditional straw hat season in the U.S. is from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    in reply to: Making aliyah #1875155
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    You can find cheaper rentals if you go to a place that’s not such an Anglo ghetto.

    in reply to: Divorce #1866793
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    “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?

    in reply to: Civil Disobedience #1866066
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    “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.

    in reply to: BIGGEST JEWISH DEBATE: DO YOU WASH YOUR TZITZIS??? #1864792
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    Some tzitzit are made of cotton (like undershirt material) and are designed to touch your skin. They need to be washed.

    in reply to: What is “Alumni” in Lakewood? #1864791
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    Thank you!

    in reply to: Post Corona: The New Frum Community #1862627
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    “the known Jewniverse of NY and NJ”

    As someone who has made aliyah, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1862382
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    “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.

    in reply to: Our Stupid President Trump #1861596
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    “I don’t like the heading. At all. Say what you want. Protest too. But no name calling a sitting president.”

    This.

    Exactly.

    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.”

    in reply to: Voice For Corona VFC #1849966
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    Volunteer Fire Company?

    in reply to: Mandatory DNRs for COVID patients?!?! #1846092
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    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?

    in reply to: Ending phone calls #1846091
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    What about “yalla, bye.” Works for me.

    in reply to: Corona date ideas? #1845124
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    Troll

    in reply to: Minyan #1845123
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    “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.

    in reply to: China’s “Manufactured” virus succeeded Big-Time #1844313
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    I see some people are using their isolation time to create tin-foil hats. You may have made yours a few sizes too small.

    in reply to: Garlic for Coronavirus #1843977
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    “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.

    in reply to: Garlic for Coronavirus #1843503
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    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.

    in reply to: Are you a bechor? #1842402
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    I have already been informed of two “virtual siymim” in our locality. And yes, I am a bechor.

    in reply to: Shuls Closed While Restaurants Opened?! #1840258
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    “People need to have access to take out foods . . .”
    They do? They NEED to have access? Why? Can they not cook at home?

    in reply to: Bar Mitzvah Invitations #1839088
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    People still send invitations thru the mail?

    in reply to: Littering #1837532
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    It’s “you’re,” not “your.”

    in reply to: Littering #1837378
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    You’re a moron.

    in reply to: Does seminary’s cause a shidduch crisis? #1835881
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    Perhaps it would be better to spend less time worrying about the shidduch crisis and more time learning to write English properly.

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