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  • in reply to: Not ladylike #1021742
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    Shopping613: Are you saying its a fruitcake?

    in reply to: Night of the Resurrected Posters #965102
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    Yes, you missed last night’s New Year’s party that featured a drunken revelry by the CR crew!

    in reply to: Biased CoverageóWhy was the protest in Brussels totally ignored? #963651
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    lesschumras: That isn’t surprising. The reason some Chareidim are officially registered in Yeshiva is precisely in order to avoid Army service. There is no doubt about that from any side of the debate. The issue is that many Chareidim have a philosophical and theological religious objection to serving in the Army.

    So before they were legally required to serve in the Army they didn’t need to register in Yeshiva. They just went to work. Since for the past number of decades they do have that legal obligation, they avoid by registering in a Yeshiva. Now, though, they cannot work legally. Nevertheless, their religious objection to serving is stronger than their need to work.

    Now they can cloak their objection to serving in the Army by technically/officially being registered in Yeshiva. If they change the law disallowing that, the Chareidim will still have the same religious/theological objection to serving in the Israeli Army. So they will need to resist it in ways other than registering in a Yeshiva. They will simply have to defy the new law requiring their being drafted. After all, their religious beliefs will take precedence. And it is the same religious beliefs they’ve had since the founding of the State (and before.)

    If it means thousands of Chareidim going to jail rather than the Army, they are ready for that sacrifice. You don’t seriously expect Brisker Talmidim or Satmar Chasidim to actually being IDF soldiers, do you? Everyone knows that will never happen. Even if there is a new law saying they must serve.

    in reply to: What Not to Share With Your Spouse #1000284
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    Would you guys share a can of coke or a cup with your wife? If so, why wouldn’t you share that with your best friend? If not, why not?

    in reply to: Who Is Your Favourite President #963874
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    rational: You’re incorrect. Parts of the Contract were implemented. Other parts Clinton vetoed even though it was passed. After Newt’s guys won the House in 1994, the Republicans kept control of it for 12 years until 2007. (They lost it in the ’06 elections and regained it in the ’10 elections and the Republicans are holding it ever since.)

    in reply to: The Chumrah Song #1077018
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    C’mon, guys. Please don’t inundate these Yeshiva guys with new song requests. After all, they also need some time to… learn.

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    in reply to: Who Is Your Favourite President #963863
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    Actually Newt’s team did a wonderful job, was very effective, and forced Mr. Clinton to back down from his lib agenda. And Obama has a Dem Senate. So he and his party share the blame.

    in reply to: The Chumrah Song #1077006
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    LevAryeh: Are you the lead singer in the Aveira Song or one of the others in the spoof?

    in reply to: Autographs From Actors. Right or Wrong? #963223
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    It is no healthier an admiration than getting an autograph from your sanitation guy. There’s no reason to admire an actor; and certainly no reason to admire him more than the sanitation guy. At least him you should be very thankful for picking up your waste twice a week. So get his autograph first the next time his truck rolls around. Then frame it and hang it in your living or bed room.

    in reply to: Who Is Your Favourite President #963860
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    The budget is set by Congress, so you can thank the Republican Congress during the Clinton years. So is jobs and unemployment an issue that is determined by laws Congress passes. Crime is a local issue.

    in reply to: Autographs From Actors. Right or Wrong? #963220
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    Even if there is a rare actor who isn’t immoral, should such an actor exist, you still should not idolize or hold him in high esteem. Certainly no more than the nice fellow from the Department of Sanitation who picks up your waste every day. Him you ought to hold in higher esteem and be thankful for.

    in reply to: "Bloomy": Is it proper for us to demean people? #963196
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    He’s called himself Barry since his college days.

    in reply to: Asifa in Europe #963200
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    Because after the Asifa most of those with Internet cancelled it.

    in reply to: Cutting off cars waiting on lineórude or not? #963468
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    For example, when driving to Manhattan via the Battery tunnel, there are many drivers that drive in teh 2 left lanes that are for the tunnel so that they can cut to the head of the bridge line. Not only do they cause a tremendous buildup of traffic to the bridge, but they block the lanes to the tunnel too as they wait to cut into the bridge lanes!

    It is completely legal for drivers heading towards the Bridge to use the leftmost two lanes UNTIL they reach the SOLID WHITE LINES. They need to merge into the BQE right-lanes BEFORE the lines become solid. Until that point they can drive in the left lanes.

    And they don’t cause any buildup of traffic to the bridge. It would be the same traffic regardless. And they don’t block the tunnel lanes. The tunnel lanes move quite smoothly.

    in reply to: Student Visa for Israel #962781
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    There are many hashkafic reasons not to become an Israeli citizen. But there are also practical reasons for, even a girl, to avoid citizenship. One such reason is that if a girl becomes a citizen, although she may not be drafted, her (future) sons will automatically be citizens. And, then, the Israelis may be attempt to draft her boys.

    in reply to: Cutting off cars waiting on lineórude or not? #963447
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    I do it routinely. As long as you’re not driving on the shoulder or crossing a solid (white) line when getting in or out, it is completely legal.

    in reply to: Making Nazi references about the Israeli government #962837
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    I guess we should thank the pre-war Lithuanian government for all the Torah that flourished in Lita. After all, if Torah flourished there the Lithuanians must have been party to its success.

    in reply to: About the Government of Israel, I do shudder #964149
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    Any all black school district (which exist in many urban areas) was as much created for blacks as an all Jewish school district (i.e. KY) was created for Jews. The point being just because a town or school district happens to have a demographic of all the same ethnicity (i.e. black or Jewish) does not mean there is anything untoward about having a school district there.

    in reply to: About the Government of Israel, I do shudder #964141
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    The haters have to stop hating. Those being hated don’t have to drop their hashkofos in order to stop being hated. Especially sinec they’ve been haters forever; it isn’t as if something came up that caused them to become haters.

    And what’s wrong with specifically tailoring a districting law for KY? Is it because it can’t be done for a township consisting of Jews – but it can be done for a township consisting of non-Jews. Districting is done all the time tailored to African-American interests and/or the interests of other general townships. Jews are less?

    in reply to: Denying Chazal = Apikorus? #1033500
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    mythoughts: The Chofetz Chaim says it is a Mitzvah to publicly embarrass an apikorus. Obviously we have to judge who is an apikorus in order to fulfill this Mitzvah. So there is a practical reason to know who is an apikorus.

    in reply to: Where is the Achdus? #961826
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    There are times when achdus is not only wrong but actually forbidden. Such as Orthodox achdus with Conservative or Reform. And there are other examples including women wearing taleisim in public.

    Some of the above examples are simply false. There is achdus among Sephardim and Ashkenazim. And Litvish and Chasidim.

    in reply to: Raising the Pinky #1115309
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    I second DaasYochid. May I suggest to the mods that rd’s subtitle be slightly modified to Proudly Conservative.

    in reply to: Women and Kiddush Levana #961520
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    It’s Halacha. As said, its in Shulchan Aruch and Rambam. See my first comment above.

    in reply to: Women and Kiddush Levana #961517
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    What do you mean “we are past that”? It’s in Shulchan Aruch. The principle and the idea certainly still applies. (Are we past any other part of S”A?) And it explains how Kol Kevudah applies to going outside. And it explains the above discussion how Kol Kevudah can mean they don’t go outside for other outdoor activities including mitzvah gatherings.

    in reply to: Askanim #961330
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    I guess we should just ban askanus.

    We’ll let Hatzalah, Bikur Cholim, Misaskim and all like organizations and people who help the klal and rabbonim know to close down.

    in reply to: About the Government of Israel, I do shudder #964103
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    rationalfrummie,

    In the U.S. it is completely legal for a health clinic to choose to have separate entrances for men and women. Wedding halls all over the place do so. The Israeli government is targeting Chareidi health clinics like this in order to force their worldview upon us.

    in reply to: Women and Kiddush Levana #961514
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    kooljew,

    See Shulchan Aruch 73:1 and Rambam Hilchos Ishus 13:11. Both pasken that a woman shouldn’t go outside much (in general) and both give the reason as Kol Kevudah. It stems from the Gemara in Kesubos.

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