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  • in reply to: OPEN SHABBOS – KOSHER PIZZA #873804
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    Mods, it’s time to close this already. What’s done is done.

    in reply to: Justice in Balto.? #874524
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    “Baltimore is one of the most corrupt cities in America”

    Based on what measurement? If it’s so corrupt, why do so many heimish families live there? Why has the community grown so much over the past years?

    “Seems to any non-prejudiced observer that the Judgment would have to be Non-Guilty due to self-defense. Any other Judgment would not be based on any rules of law. This would be called a miscarriage of justice!”

    Health, I thought you were a health professional. When did you graduate law school? Were you in the court room for the trial? Have you reviewed the transcript? Tell us some the actual rules of law you know that were used in this case, as well as those that were violated.

    in reply to: "See a Doctor" #872183
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    No insurance?

    in reply to: didn't sell dish before pesach #872382
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    I thought the halacha was that the pot has to be destroyed using a shinuy, like rolling over it with a steamroller. I guess I better go back and check that again!

    in reply to: Miss camp too much #872023
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    Ahhhh, the old days, when all I had to worry about was homework and camp.

    in reply to: working the night shift #875163
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    Mod-42, there is no inyan to stay up both nights (all night) for Shavuot, since the second night/day apply only in ch”l anyway.

    in reply to: Car Hotel In Israel #871748
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    If renting a car, be sure to ask if you are allowed to drive the car over the Green Line. There are companies that won’t allow you to do so.

    Also, ask for a Shabbat discount. Not every place has it. Basically it means that you pay only for the insurance over Shabbat, but not for the car. If you do end up driving the car on Shabbat and get in an accident, the insurance doesn’t cover it. (Budget has a Shabbat discount.)

    in reply to: Shemone Esrei: Putting Feet Together and Davening Quietly #871955
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    The haelige Admor of Shiputz, Moreinu v’Rabeinu HaGaon HaTzadik Shloimie Rosenbaum of Tzfas, shlita, davens while standing only on his right foot. He tells his many talmidim not to follow his example because they may hurt themselves if they fall over.

    The haelige Rebbe says HKB”H watches over him when he davens so that he doesn’t fall over, even at his advanced age.

    On Yom Kippur, the haelige Rebbe davens an extended amida during Ne’eila, so at that time a chair is placed under his left knee, helping to support him while he davens. This is the only time during the year this is done.

    May we all be zoche to emulate the Rebbe, shlita, and bring Moshiach quickly and speedily. Omein.

    in reply to: Moving to Israel #871913
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    Nombody2, she said she wasn’t making aliyah.

    in reply to: Moving to Israel #871909
    takahmamash
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    If you’re not making aliyah, then you’re probably stuck unless you want to pay for extra luggage. Buy what you need in Israel. Or make aliyah.

    in reply to: MISHPACHA OR AMI??? #871467
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    I believe Ami publishes Rav Avi Shafran’s column, so that’s what I read.

    in reply to: going to football games #872251
    takahmamash
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    The rav of my shul at the time mentioned it a few years ago when someone in our neighborhood was caught having joined a bowling league.

    Was caught? You make it sound like the person was doing something illegal.

    Maybe s/he just wanted some exercise and/or relaxation. It’s not a crime, you know.

    in reply to: Favorite Ice Cream #871220
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    Anything with peanut butter.

    in reply to: Davening With A Minyan vs. Davening Without A Minyan #871563
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    I must say that getting up during the week to daven in shule is a personal struggle, but I always feel that my day starts off better if I go to shule. So, I go – but it’s not easy.

    in reply to: Internet Asifa Tickets on Sale now #871670
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    Is there a website for this?

    in reply to: Househusband #871315
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    . . . and he doesn’t have to wear a tie.

    If he doesn’t want to wear a tie, make aliyah. I haven’t worn a tie in over 5 years.

    in reply to: black hats #870819
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    Back in Europe ghat [sic] is what people wore.

    If you look at photos of Jews back in old Europe pre-Holocaust, you will see that most of them are not wearing black hats; most are wearing gray hats.

    in reply to: Words from an ex IDF solider for Yom HaZikaron #1163076
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    btw, what do they do on this “yom zikaron”? Do they learn Mishnayos?

    In my shule, yes, they do learn Mishnayot and say Tehillim in memory of the fallen soldiers.

    Of course now a lot of Yidden live there, and Torah flourishes by leaps and bounds. No thank you to the Zionist inventors..

    Because the Turks/British/Arabs would certainly allow all these Jews into Israel to live and learn, right? If there were a “rolling my eyes” symbol I would insert one here.

    in reply to: JFK baggage policy #870468
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    FYI – JFK does not have a baggage policy. The individual airlines have baggage policies.

    in reply to: Internet Asifah #870414
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    I was hoping to watch it live on the internet. Will YWN carry it live?

    in reply to: Closing the Streets in Boro Park for Shabbos #871186
    takahmamash
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    You do not live in a Jewish country, ergo you have no rights to go around blocking streets for Shabbat. If you feel that strongly that you need blocked streets, make aliyah and go to someplace where the streets are blocked – Mea Shearim, Kiryat Sefer, Bnai Brak.

    in reply to: working the night shift #875146
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    I worked an overnight shift (8 p.m. to about 6 a.m.) for a few years. In fact, I was working it while I dated my wife and after we were engaged. I worked nights all week; on Friday mornings I would go home, daven, sleep an hour or two, then drive to NY for Shabbat. My kalla would leave me a shopping list, so I’d walk down Avenue M and pick stuff up. I took a nap in the afternoon with the family I was staying with, then walk to the subway to meet her when she came home from work. We had a normal Shabbat and Sunday, then I’d drive straight to work from NY on Sunday night.

    During the week I would find an early minyan, then go to sleep. I also tried to take a nap in the afternoon. My eating schedule during the week was breakfast in the early afternoon, dinner before I left, and a lunch type meal in the middle of the night.

    What is a capstone?

    in reply to: Only issue #870546
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    why cant a smoker be a ben torah??

    Because he’s knowingly violating an issur d’oreita.

    Because he’s putting himself at risk for heart disease.

    Because he’s putting himself at risk for hypertension.

    Because he’s putting himself at risk for emphysema.

    Because he’s putting his family at risk for all these diseases from second hand smoke.

    Because he’s putting himself at risk for an early death, making his wife an early widow, and his children early orphans.

    I hope this answers your question.

    in reply to: Are Heimish Foods Unhealthy? #869984
    takahmamash
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    troll

    in reply to: Nusach Sefard or Nusach Ashkenaz & Havaras #869803
    takahmamash
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    One can switch from nusach Ashkenaz to nusach Sfard. I did so myself, under the direction of our rav here on our yishuv. (There are no nusach Ashkenaz shules here.) I did not switch my pronunciation, as he told me that most people who switch end up saying the words incorrectly.

    Avhaben, why would you ask your question here? Don’t you have a Rav to ask?

    in reply to: bochurim/girls "learning" in israel #871624
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    You want to send them so they can learn about the beautiful mitzva of yishuv ha’aretz, and how much they will be missing out on by not living here.

    in reply to: Lighting Extra Shabbos Lichts #959185
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    Patri – no, some don’t light for each child. (Most do – I never met anyone who doesn’t, but I know that minhag exists.)

    I’m raising my hand over here – my mother only lights two, and has been doing that for as long as I can remember.

    in reply to: problems with names on theyeshivaworld #869567
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    I said it’s not tznius for a non-male to join a yeshivish site.

    What you should have said is “In my humble opinion it’s not tznius for a non-male to join a yeshivish site.” Unless, of course, you can provide a cite for your statement.

    And yes, I know the name I’m using is gender-neutral but I am male.

    You say you are male, but the advantage of anonymity on the internet is that you can say whatever you want.

    in reply to: How did the Israelis enjoy their 8 day Pesach? #869399
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    The pictures were from Thursday afternoon.

    in reply to: Moving Out of Eretz Yisroel #867833
    takahmamash
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    And you say moving out of E”Y is a ‘curse’? Well, not for me!

    And how many mitzvot do you miss out on now that you moved away?

    in reply to: How did the Israelis enjoy their 8 day Pesach? #869397
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    We enjoyed our humous on Shabbat, and beans in the cholent.

    Our neighbor took the “pesach roll” mix and made a schlissel “challah” from it. We even took pictures.

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