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  • in reply to: shaving during Chol Hamoed #898814
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    bubka:

    Real men have beards. Shaving any time of the year is slobby. Refraining from shaving — any time of the year — is acting like a real mentch.

    So, right after Yom Kippur, you just denigrated a large percentage of frum men who DO shave. Are you really that eager to ask mechila?

    in reply to: shabbos clothes + crocs #898453
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    Does’nt wearing crocs on the high holy day defeat the purpose of shirking personal mundane pleasure and comfort????

    So does davening in an air conditioned shule and sitting on a padded chair. Yet, people do it. The halacha is not to wear leather shoes, not to mortify oneself.

    (I personally don’t wear crocs, because I find them terribly hot and uncomfortable.)

    in reply to: What's the going rate for a lulav and esrog in NY? #897910
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    Like I said in the OP, I’m just curious. Here on our yishuv sets go for between NIS 60-90.

    in reply to: Why do we beat hoshanos on Hoshanah Rabbah? #899094
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    The better question is why do we throw the aravot on top of the aron kodesh when we finish beating them.

    in reply to: Which American community it right for us? #897645
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    Haifagirl is correct. The Shchina is weeping.

    in reply to: Uncle Moishy Stole the Quote?! #897428
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    We were singing this in NCSY long before anyone ever heard of Uncle Moishy.

    in reply to: know any frum vegetarians or vegans? #918571
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    iced:

    Being a vegetarian entails being a baal aveira.

    In your own not very humble, and admittedly wrong opinion. The two rabbeim my wife and daughter spoke to about this didn’t seem to have the same opinion as you; in fact, they both paskened that they are fine with being vegans.

    We all know where that leads.

    Mixed dancing?

    in reply to: NYC Board of Health Votes to Regulate Bris Milah #1096207
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    This gezeira is a Shaas Shmad and we must be willing and ready to fight it with our lives or anything else, if necessary.

    You are wrong – it is not.

    You do know that if you dislike the way of life there, it is certainly possible to move somewhere else – right?

    in reply to: no simchas today??? #896597
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    A friend’s daughter got engaged in Baltimore.

    I have two kiddishes (kiddushim?) on Shabbat, and a sheva brachot. Is that a good answer?

    in reply to: Rosh Hashana gift #896603
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    Mazal tov!

    in reply to: A Halachic problem you likely never thought of #913843
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    Tatte, what’s a cassette? What’s a phonograph record?

    in reply to: Where were YOU on 9/11 2001 ? #1010030
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    In light of the fact that even the WTC imploding, the air cleared up in about 20 minutes, therefore they should have 1 day clear out Lower Manhattan, and simply blown up the Deutsche Bank Building, and this entire saga would have been over in a matter of minutes, instead of having endured for years & 2 dead firemen.

    147, can you please explain what this paragraph means?

    in reply to: Where were YOU on 9/11 2001 ? #1010007
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    I was at work at SSA headquarters, having an email discussion with a friend about the efficacy of online petitions. All of a sudden he sent me an email that said “terror attack on the World Trade Center.” I tried to get on msnbc.com but couldn’t, so I knew something big was going on. I walked over to the center of the floor, where there was a TV set to CNN hanging from the ceiling. I got there just in time to see the second plane hit. (SSA headquarters was later closed for the day over the fear that a plane may be aimed there as well).

    in reply to: Eid passuled because of Iphone #895194
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    If he did real teshuva – kabalah al he’asud – he would no longer have the iphone.

    Owning an Iphone is not an avayra.

    in reply to: Budget for Newlyweds #898754
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    Lacking life insurance shows a lack of common sense.

    in reply to: music recommendations for Elul and the High Holidays #893562
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    You may also want to look for recordings from some of the chazzanim from long ago, especially Yossele Rosenblatt.

    in reply to: Suggestions to Improve YWN #1225476
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    The plural for “Shabbos” is “Shabosim” or “Shabosos” – I’m not sure if one is more correct than the other.

    The correct plural is Shabbosos or Shabbatot. The word Shabbas/Shabbat itself is feminine.

    in reply to: Siddurim – why are they printed like this? #893158
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    I believe the change in font size is supposed to relieve eye strain.

    I don’t know about you, but I get much less eye strain when I use a siddur where all the letters are the same size. Besides, if that were the case, wouldn’t English books be published in the same way?

    in reply to: Chasuna Pictures Messed Up #892668
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    Something happened to our photographer – I’m still not sure what – so he sent someone else. The “someone else” made a mess of the photos, and we were very disappointed. Luckily, our friends took amazing pictures, so we have tons and tons of them.

    in reply to: Are you a Zionist? #893268
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    The Satmar Rebbe zt’l held it’s better to live in other lands than under Zionist rule -and he wasn’t talking about when it was dangerous.

    I guess it’s good I’m not Satmar. There are obviously poskim who hold otherwise.

    in reply to: Are you a Zionist? #893262
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    Not in our day and age. The Zionists have cause such hatred to Jews that a Jew is not required to live there because it’s a Mokom Sakana!

    Cite?

    in reply to: Who is a "Chareidi"? #891247
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    Third time is the charm. Try posting that again, and see what happens.

    in reply to: Whistling #891487
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    Whistling is chukas hagoyim.

    in reply to: Vacation in Baltimore, MD. What to do? Where to Daven? #890530
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    Goldbergs (nobody knows the real name of the shul). “Beginner” style minyan geared towards Ba’alei Teshuvas and others who didn’t have a good frum education. Sfard. Across from the Aguda

    First of all, it’s Rabbi Goldberger, not Goldberg.

    Secondly, the name of the shule is Tiferes Yisroel Bais Dovid.

    in reply to: Anybody following the Olympics? #890648
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    The Olympics is treif. No Jew should C”V be following it.

    So is the internet, but I see people are still here.

    in reply to: know any frum vegetarians or vegans? #918516
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    Curiosity:

    vegans are not the same as vegetarians. Vegans are like the Neturei Karta of vegetarians… They’re totally looney.

    My wife and one of my daughters are vegans, and comparing them to the NK is the worst kind of lashon hara, not to mention calling them “totally looney.” They mind their own business and they don’t spend time trying to convert anyone (including the rest of the family) towards their way of eating. Obviously, there are some vegans who are looney, but what you said is way over the line.

    in reply to: know any frum vegetarians or vegans? #918497
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    May all vegetarians return to the ways of the RBS”O soon.

    It’s not assur to be a vegetarian, nor is there anything wrong with it hashkafically.

    in reply to: know any frum vegetarians or vegans? #918488
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    Wife and daughter, and a few of their assorted friends. Let’s call it 10 individuals.

    in reply to: Halachic Order of Tying Shoelaces #889808
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    I wear sandals. I don’t tie or untie anything.

    in reply to: Budget for Newlyweds #898741
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    You can’t expect a budget if you’re not more specific about where you’re living. A “good frum community” can be anywhere, and it’s obvious that some places are more expensive than others. Are you living in E”Y? NY? Baltimore? Cleveland? LA?

    in reply to: American "Dream" minutes from Kotel?? #888732
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    Does the ad mention being woken up 5 am every morning by the mosques calling moslems to prayer?

    So get up and go learn. You certainly would not be the only one, that’s for sure!

    in reply to: music sunday night…after the docheh #888219
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    I personally can’t imagine listening to music tonight, especially while breaking the fast.

    Then you’re adding a concept which is halashically invalid.

    rabbi eider says no music

    Good thing I didn’t ask him.

    in reply to: music sunday night…after the docheh #888211
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    According to the OU Torah Tidbits, this year the only restrictions left after the fast are meat and wine (excluding what is used for Havdala on Sunday night).

    in reply to: takeout/ things to do in Israel #887592
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    ASIB, what’s your point? I know that, I get email updates from JKN.

    in reply to: Large Families #888738
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    I have EDITED

    in reply to: Would you choose army or kollel? #887078
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    More distortion of the facts. Army guys don’t go into the barracks at nite to sleep? So the yeshiva guys also go to the dorm to sleep. Army guys are always on the road going home for the weekends and most of them are hitching. Yeshiva guys it depends on the Yeshiva. The ones where Shabbos is part of the Yeshiva, they get off on certain Shabbosim, not everyone.

    I think it’s you who’s distorting the facts. Not every IDF combat soldier sleeps in a barracks at night. Many of them are up all night, and combat soldiers have some variation of an “8 hours on, 8 hours off” schedule. That means they are on duty 16 hours a day. Do many kollel guys learn that many hours in a day?

    Not everyone is “always going home for the weekends,” either. Many only get home every second or third weekend.

    If IDF army guys are hitching, they face a pretty hefty fine if caught by the MPs. It’s actually illegal for anyone in the IDF to tremp, in uniform or not. (source of info: my IDF child)

    in reply to: How do I stop all the Tzedaka Calls ? #887346
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    Back when we lived in the states, we had caller-ID. We had a list of numbers we knew never to answer, and we posted the list near the phone. I think there is a way to block certain area codes as well, but I guess this won’t work well if you live in or near those areas. Good luck!

    in reply to: takeout/ things to do in Israel #887585
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    Fun things to do? Stay and live here, especially if you’re bringing the whole family. Much easier than shlepping back and forth, and one day of chag is certainly easier than two!

    in reply to: Tznius in brooklyn #1087307
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    The problem is, of course, it’s between the women in question, their husbands, and HKB”H. You don’t really fit into the picture.

    in reply to: Tailgating by the Siyum HaShas #886517
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    I’m surprised they let YOUR post through. You’re falsely paskening halachos!

    Naaah, I’m not paskening. I was sure someone would say it, so I wanted to jump in and be the first for a change.

    in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887645
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    When chassidim say they’re going to boycott the siyum because a Zionist will be speaking, it isn’t a show of achdus. It’s very sad, especially during this time of year.

    Then I guess they’ll stay home, cut the lawn, and trim the hedges. Maybe they’ll learn better by the next go round. (And we wonder why Moshiach hasn’t come yet??)

    in reply to: #885871
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    It felt weird doing all these things. I know that it was a mitzva for me to do them, but it still felt wrong.

    I had bypass surgery several years ago, about a month before Tisha B’Av. I didn’t fast on Sheva Asar b’Tamuz, but as the nine days started, I called and asked the cardiologist if I could fast. Not only did he say no, but he took the name and number of our Rav and called and discussed it with him. The Rav then called me and told me not only should I not fast, I should eat normal meals.

    It also felt very weird to me, but I did it. (What’s even weirder is that Tisha b’Av that year was my first time back in shule after my surgery. I bentched gomel, but couldn’t have an aliyah because I wasn’t fasting.)

    in reply to: What could you eat a whole box of #887122
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    Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies. Made donating blood at the Red Cross worth it (besides the mitzvah, of course).

    in reply to: Tailgating by the Siyum HaShas #886511
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    It’s chukas hagoyim, and it’s assur. I’m shocked the mods even let this through.

    in reply to: Would you choose army or kollel? #886877
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    Army.

    Unfortunately, we made aliyah when I was already too old, but we have one child in the IDF now and one other leaning towards going in as well. (I also have one in sheerut leumi.)

    in reply to: Responsibility to serve – without the politics #884282
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    That’s not what I meant, and I think you know that.

    Not sure what you meant by “an army for apikorsim.”

    Did you mean to imply that the people living in E”Y are apikorsim, and therefore the army is for the apikorsim living in E”Y?

    Or, did you mean to imply that those in the army are apikorsim?

    in reply to: Responsibility to serve – without the politics #884279
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    But not of an army for apikorsum.

    Really nice.

    Here we have a shining example as to why we have a “three weeks” and a “nine days.”

    in reply to: 4th of July vs yom haatzmaut #943939
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    Absolutely, correct. I would add even Jews in EY shouldn’t in any way celebrate Yom Haatzshmut.

    Jews in Israel celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut because they are happy that they live in E”Y and are on a higher madreiga than those in chu”l. This is, of course, because even 1 square centimeter of the shkotziest corner in Tel Aviv has more inherent kedusha than anyplace else in the world outside E”Y.

    in reply to: Frum Jews and animals: why can't they get along together? #1014826
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    Yes, I’m sure there are people who say otherwise, but I’m talking halacha here.

    Guess what? The people who say otherwise are also talking halacha. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you are the final arbiter as to what is halachically correct.

    in reply to: chevra kadishah #881259
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    I’m also on a C”K here, and it’s all done gratis. I can’t say I don’t feel anything, not even if I don’t know the person. It’s also sad sometimes to see how little some of the families know about even basic Yiddishkeit.

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