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  • in reply to: The Death of the "Normal" Minyan #1668744
    takahmamash
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    “Davening in chutz l’aretz is of poor quality. It is rote. Plain an simple. ”

    Not any more or less so than in E”Y.

    in reply to: Tzniut Problems In The 5 Towns #1668739
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    joseph, yes, he would say that. What people do on their own is between them and Hashem.

    in reply to: Tzniut Problems In The 5 Towns #1668616
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    I think y’all need to start worrying about yourselves and your immediate families. As my Dad z”l used to say, “MYOB!”

    in reply to: Chillul Hashem Week – AKA Yeshiva Break #1668433
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    How about you go and take your abortion discussion and open another thread? T22t, did you seriously have to hijack a thread about one topic and turn it into another? Where’s your derech eretz?

    in reply to: girls learning gemara #1662760
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    “Besides this is where it all starts, we know what r’l comes next.”

    Two of my daughters learned Gemara in midrasha, before they went into the IDF. I assume that’s what you mean by “what r’l what comes next.” Despite what you think, they came out OK, despite having learned Gemara and two years in the IDF, B”H.

    in reply to: How Close Are You To Your Cousins? #1662752
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    Joseph, I have tried. The uninterested ones don’t reply to VMs I’ve left, or emails, or messages on Facebook. One of my cousins even flew to Israel for 10 days, and never attempted to reach out to me while she was here. (And yes, she knows I live in Israel.)

    in reply to: How Close Are You To Your Cousins? #1662224
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    I keep in touch with some of my cousins via Facebook. Others, I call every once in a while to catch up. Some other of my cousins are simply not interested in keeping in touch at all, so I don’t bother.

    in reply to: girls learning gemara #1661805
    takahmamash
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    Yes.

    Next topic please.

    in reply to: Darchei Binah Sem Girls Coming For Shabbos #1660110
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    I am trolling.

    We actually have two girls from Darchei Binah coming for Shabbat next week – but one of them is the daughter of close friends from Baltimore, and we’ve known her since she was a little kid. In fact, my kids used to babysit for her and her siblings. The rest of it was just, you know, trolling.

    She’s not nebby. Her mom tells us that the daughter doesn’t own any Gap sweatshirts.

    We’re very much looking forward to having her and her friend for Shabbat.

    Relax, everyone. We’re good.

    in reply to: Is It Assur To Go On A Cruise? #1657916
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    This debate has already been done. Do you really need to do this again? You can’t just find the old debate and see what everyone thinks?

    takahmamash
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    Spread some hummus or chopped liver on your computer. That’s how you add a Jewish flavor to working online.

    in reply to: Must you be wealthy to live in Los Angeles? #1655979
    takahmamash
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    Cheaper to live in E”Y, and certainly better for one’s spiritual life as well.

    in reply to: How Will The New Minimum Wage Laws Affect “Cleaning Help” #1655976
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    CTLawyer: wishing you and your wife the best, hoping that she is able to come home soon and have a complete recovery.

    in reply to: How Will The New Minimum Wage Laws Affect “Cleaning Help” #1654550
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    The simple solution is to do it yourself. I mean, seriously, people can’t manage to clean a house once a week?

    in reply to: Tricycles and Rakes #1645607
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    Popa need’s a few warmup threads, he hasn’t been active in a while. Give him 3 or 4, he’ll be back to trolling in no time.

    in reply to: Girls' seminary in Israel #1643383
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    Adisrael, why don’t you just call them yourself and ask?

    in reply to: Your 21 year old son may be ready for marriage #1635327
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    Unless a young man of 18 or 21 or whatever is ready to take a job and support his wife according to the obligations of their ketuba, he is not ready for marriage.

    in reply to: Golus America becoming less comfortable #1629411
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    The city of PittsburgH has an “h” at the end.

    As for the rest, well, you’re supposed to be uncomfortable in America. There’s no mitzvah to live there.

    in reply to: Schwarma — From Turkey to Israel #1629412
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    Shwarma is geschmak!

    in reply to: Is it Mutar to celebrate Thanksgiving?!?!?!?!?!?! #1628837
    takahmamash
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    Do we not read the Torah every Thanksgiving?

    Case closed.

    in reply to: Did Dell Bigtree change your perspective about anti vaxxers? #1626481
    takahmamash
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    Pardon me for asking, but who is Dell Bigtree? Is he famous?

    in reply to: Blindly trusting my dentist (T) #1624164
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    Since, B”H, I’ve only had one cavity in the past 30+ years, I doubt my dentist “uses abrasives and chemicals n my healthy teeth.” And I highly doubt we use the same dentist. In fact, since it’s been 30+ years, there are two dentists involved in my oral care.

    Why do you write troll posts like this?

    in reply to: My erev Rosh Chodesh minhag #1620684
    takahmamash
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    My erev R”C minhag is that I send a message to our family WhatsApp group reminding everyone that R”C begins that evening. I also include when R”C ends.

    in reply to: Calling 311 on someone blocking your driveway is mesira #1616502
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    When we lived in Baltimore and I was a watch commander with the NWCP, the officer riding with us would ticket every car parked that was blocking a driveway during evening minyan hours. What a chillul Hashem these drivers caused because they had to run to catch a minyan. If you’re that late, catch a different minyan!

    in reply to: Shabbos Guest – Bring gift for host? #1614364
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    My Mom z”l taught me to always take a gift when invited to someone’s home for a meal. I did so even as a teenager.

    When my wife is home and we go out, we either take a bottle of wine or a tray of made-up goodies as a thank you.

    When my wife is away (as she’s now in the States), I give her a list of where I’ve gone for Shabbat meals, and she brings back gifts that I take to the various families upon her return.

    in reply to: Eretz Yisroel dating vs. American dating #1608674
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    “In Eretz Yisroel the guy and gal meet at a mutually agreed location whereas in America they follow the practice adopted from the goyim of the guy coming to pickup the girl.”

    Yet another reason to live in E”Y instead of shmutz la’aretz.

    in reply to: Peace Plan #1606112
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    “In retrospect, the Zionists should never have established a state in the first place.”

    Hashem created the State. The Zionists were just His messengers.

    in reply to: Lets go back to when we were kids… #1600465
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    goldersgreener, can you please explain what you wrote? You were sent home without shoes? For what reason? And what is a “Shabbos hose?”

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1589553
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    “You seem to have a preference for Chareidi Gedolim.”

    I’m sure you noticed that two of the Gedolim were/are Baltimore based. There were no Gedolim of the M.O. variety living in Baltimore while I was growing up.

    I met HaRav Scheinberg while I was a newlywed and learning in Yerushalayim.

    in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1589432
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    HaRav HaGaon Pinchas Scheinberg זצ”ל
    HaRav HaGaon Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman זצ”ל
    HaRav HaGaon Moshe Heineman שליט”א

    in reply to: Whats your favorite beer? #1587767
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    The Wolf: “Yes, I’m sure someone will come through here shortly to advise me to check my yichus, as someone who doesn’t like beer certainly isn’t Jewish… :: rolling my eyes ::”

    Years ago, as a teenager, I went into a deli and ordered a corned beef on rye – with ketchup. (I hated mustard, and I still do.) The lady behind the counter looked at me strangely and asked, “Are you sure you’re Jewish?” I guess it’s better not to mess with people’s expectations.

    in reply to: How much to tip the barber for a haircut? #1585339
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    slominer: Just a haircut, which is very reasonable. That’s why I tip the guy, I don’t think he charges enough.

    in reply to: How much to tip the barber for a haircut? #1584932
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    I pay ₪35 total – ₪30 for the haircut and a ₪5 tip.

    in reply to: I wish I could go back to 5th grade #1584113
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    Can we not make it 5th grade? That wasn’t such a good year for me; the teacher was great, but I had a bout of laziness that didn’t serve me well. How about 4th grade? That was a really great year. 3rd grade was fantastic; our teacher was Mrs. Wildstein, and she read to us every day from one of Roald Dahl’s books. She turned me into a lifelong reader, for which I am forever grateful.

    in reply to: Whats your favorite beer? #1584060
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    In the states, it’s Molson, but I can’t get that in Israel.

    There’s a brewery/restaurant called Jem’s in Petach Tikva that has really good beer. I haven’t seen any of their bottles down here in the south, but they sell them in the merkaz.

    in reply to: Poll: YWN Matrimonial Section #1570302
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    Definition of poll for English Language Learners. : an activity in which several or many people are asked a question or a series of questions in order to get information about what most people think about something (Mirriam-Webster)
    If you’re taking a poll, you need to ask a question (or questions).
    A statement is not a poll.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Tuition – question for executive directors #1565292
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    Curiosity, are you for real? I only ask because your post sounds suspiciously like a troll post.

    Obviously, you don’t know any actual teachers, because otherwise you wouldn’t be saying things like “go home at 3:00.” The teachers I know do not leave right away – many of them stay late to tutor kids that need help, attend staff meetings, and so on. And even if they do go home at 3, so what? Are you counting the unpaid time they put in at home grading and correcting papers, planning lessons, and making phone calls to parents about how their little angels misbehave in class, or are not doing homework, or are failing the class.

    I’d say the teachers deserve a vacation just for putting up with the rude and misbehaving kids.

    in reply to: Don’t move to Lakewood before having a school 4 the kids #1563554
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    Joseph: “Takah: What’s your obsession with Zionism?”

    There’s a mitzvat aseh to live in E”Y. There is no mitzvah to live in Lakewood.

    in reply to: Don’t move to Lakewood before having a school 4 the kids #1563084
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    Here’s an idea……forget Lakewood. There are many other places in the Jewish world with affordable housing and access to great Yeshivas.

    Yerushalayim
    Bnei Brak
    Kiryat Sefer
    Ashdod
    Beitar Illit
    Beit Shemesh/Ramat Beit Shemesh
    Elad
    Just to list a few. What is this obsession with Lakewood?

    in reply to: Cellphone Jammers in Shuls #1561592
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    If jew boy2 has nothing to add to this, why would you bump a 2-year-old thread?

    in reply to: Hi. Everyone. Do you guys remember me? #1561397
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    I certainly remember you. Welcome back and I hope you and your family are all well!

    takahmamash
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    There were once five shules in the Randallstown area. They are all gone now; either they’ve moved or merged with other shules within the eruv. The community there waited too long to put up an eruv; by the time they did so, most of the people in my generation had already moved within the Park Heights eruv. It was a shame. I have many very fond memories of growing up there and of the shules in the area.

    takahmamash
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    “There is two main Jewish communities there, Park Heights Ave. area and the Yeshiva area.”
    You’re off by one – there are three main communities. You missed Greenspring. There may even be a fourth; as I understand, more and more frum people are moving further down Smith Avenue, beyond the ABC streets.

    takahmamash
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    I was born in Baltimore. I grew up there, and lived most of my life there. Back in the 70s and 80s there was an active, large MO community there. There were shules outside the Park Heights/Greenspring areas, most notably in Randallstown. There were more community and shule Rabbis that saw beyond the chareidi worldview.
    The frum community in Baltimore has become much more closed. There are less than a handful of shules that still retain any sort of MO mindset.

    takahmamash
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    I don’t find any joy in the Baltimore frum community’s ever increasing move to the right.

    in reply to: Communities #1551999
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    DovidBT, you have no idea how the aliyah process works, do you? One doesn’t just show up from America and walk up to Misrad Hapnim and say, “Here I am!”

    takahmamash
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    Why does it have to be white?

    in reply to: Can following a Chumra become a Chilul Hashem #1547623
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    There’s nobody in the Eidah that’s as big a gadol as Rav Ovadia zt”l.

    in reply to: Its mine! #1544364
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    I dont know why companies just cannot let the consumer be happy with their purchase and use the product as they wish. Its like this forbidden feeling that the companies have regarding not locking your phone.

    Look, you always have a choice. If you want to buy the phone from your cell provider, you take the risk of having a locked phone. If you want an unlocked phone, buy it new from a reliable place. This isn’t rocket science, and in the scheme of things, it’s not worth obsessing about.

    in reply to: Isn’t Smoking אסור?!?!?! #1538648
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    frumnotyeshivish:

    It is unhealthy, but does not reach a likelihood of life-threatening harm to the individual smoker.

    Really? In which universe does smoking not create life threatening harm to the smoker? Certainly not the universe we live in. Are you a shill for the tobacco companies, or is this just some general trolling? Show me any doctor or study that says smoking “does not reach a likelihood of life-threatening harm to the individual smoker.”

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