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Machzor Vitri has some interesting Minhagim.September 25, 2017 12:56 am at 12:56 am in reply to: Is hanging pictures of leaders considered to be Avoda Zora? #1368427
Is hanging a picture of a Hindu Guru Avoda Zara? Is hanging a picture of an Avoda Zara an Issur of Avoda Zara? No. But if you hate Chassidim then obviously, very obviously, anything about them is — you got it — Avoda Zarah.August 22, 2017 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm in reply to: Here we go again with alleged theft of public funds #1345338
I notice that the only thing holding back many people (I come across online) from being anti-Semites is the mere fact that they’re Jewish.
Same grouping, stereotyping mentality.
This issue comes up from time to time. I can repeat what I’ve written before. People here are posting opinions to the general public, and responding to replies that were also addressed to the public.
In fact, I wouldn’t have said here most of what I did had I been addressing the person whose comment I’m replying to. People hardly change their mind because of a petty argument. But I’m putting it out there. For this reason, once I feel that my point was sufficiently expressed I would refrain from replying to last-words, which sound, to me, like ‘Nuh Uh’. The readers have enough material to decide at this point.
That being said, there is a certain type of conversation that should be avoided, and I’ve pointed that out before when it happened. That is when indeed the conversation takes on that boy-girl giggly sound, or when it starts turning personal.
The calling-random-people-a-troll troll.
They had to make it from parchment.
Fascinating question there, btw.
Herr Froggie, in what way do people take that out of context?
Because of the Eiruv. Is that not obvious?
1- No, each child has his/her own parents.
2- Oh no!
3- Air conditioning in recent years. Heading would depend on 2.
4- For grass deprived, chicken coup dwellers to get to experience the outside.
Looks like you have this print on Alt+Enter or something.
In terms of the above issue, can you have someone else ask her? Preferably someone she would never suspect of being a CR poster.
Or just say you’re that ‘someone else’.
Where did anyone suggest that a child get “therapy” for any statement he makes, whimsical or not?
Instead of emphasizing what she can’t do, try to figure out why she wants to be a Rabbi, and help to find ways she CAN do those things in a kosher way. It is possible.
The kid said something. No need to make a discussion about it if they didn’t ask for it. If it becomes a recurring theme then there’s what to talk about.
If I were a child that got therapy for any whimsical statement I uttered, I’d be scared to open my mouth again.
What do you tell a child who wants to down a quart of ice cream?
Don’t bother. They won’t believe you or they’ll say it’s metaphorical.
CTLAWYER, really? How many ‘The Rav’s are there? What about Maran, or The Rosh Yeshiva Zatzal? Then there’s ‘Reb Henech’; which ‘Reb Henech’; what do you mean which Reb Henech, Reb Henech!
Regardless of the reason for any discussion, I do think it’s important for every poster to keep in mind that the CR is not necessarily a representative sample of the frum world,
Indeed. This remains true even on a certain dude of the right/left divide. The group here, even of only a certain demographic, is not representative of that demographic. You have to take into account that most visitors don’t post. I know of a few frequent visitors who don’t/hardly post. So what you get is a snapshot of those posting-on-YWN-CR types from that demographic. But the posting-on-YWN-CR type doesn’t represent the non-posting-on-YWN-CR types.
I recall, after seeing here how almost nobody actually does Kapparos with a chicken, when I walked outside I noticed large crowds doing just that!
Some call him the Rebbe Zichrono Livracha or Ruv Zichrono Livracha. By some it’s Rabini Hakadosh. In this regard Satmar is like Chabad.
Nah. They burnt my toast.
I originally came to this site thinking there are Torah discussions all over. That’s what it should really be, or at least there really should be such a place. But someone who prints out an actual Torah discussion to mock the concept of such is narrow minded at best, and I won’t mention the worst.
It’s Darchei Emori! Originaly the pagans used to recite Parshas Hamon on the Wednesday of Tu Bishvat. It’s very obvious that this is where the Minhag comes from. In my Shul we purposely lain the whole Parsha, SKIPPING Parshas Hamon!
As to more important issues, the effect such music has on the eidelkite of a house that has this playing is way too underestimated, or under-understood.
People often argue that what we call goyishe music is subjective and only relative to your own childhood. I would like to point out that there is a very visible measuring stick which is the kind of dancing out evokes. This stuff has instant results. You put it on and you watch people go Meshuga.
flatbusher, you must be kidding. Rabbonim have tried in vain to stop the downward trend of our music and have been made into a laughing stock ever since.
It’s a slight mistake. The idea is not the house per se. From a Chatzer to another Chatzer is Muttar if:
The Chatzeiros each belong to more than one person.
The inhabitants of those Chatzeiros did not make an Eiruv, and therefore they aren’t carrying out anything from their house into their Chatzer.
The Geonim have all too famously written not to rely on the Gemarah for its medicine. Now, this is referring to the Sugyos in Shabbos and Gittin where it actually lists remedies for assorted ailments.
The Gemara mentions how Abaye tried one of them and it didn’t work. Eventually, an Arab merchant directed him to try something entirely different. This shows us a couple of things: That the remedies can change and that they aren’t necessarily from their Rebbeim but can be what they picked up. The Gemara records what Rebbe Yochanan was told by his doctor.
These were recorded because it was important enough to pass on. These haven’t made it into discussions of Torah/Halachah. In fact, Chazal never quote outside sources when deciding Halachah. You might find how they consulted a doctor at a particular moment to decide what something was, but not in order to establish an Halachah on the word of an outside influence.
The medicine Gemaros are an exception and don’t pay a role in Halacha. It is for this reason and about these Sugyos of which we are told ‘they were out teachers, not our doctors.’
The Chachomim didn’t shy from attributing their knowledge to their proper source. It is them who taught ‘he who says something in the name of its author brings salvation to the world.’ Yet we don’t find them attributing their ideas about the world to any outside thinkers. And quite the opposite, we find them quoting Braysos or deriving from them all matters of Halachic or Torah consequence. There are instances of Rav Popa deriving medical and anatomical information from Mishnayos and Braysos. He completely sidestepped the idea of referring to Galen.
This is what makes the Gemara timeless. Contrast this with Rishonim who, without that vast treasury of resources of early traditions, had to fall back on outside knowledge. And therefore, when that information of outside origin became obsolete so did the foundation based upon that. This leaves us scrambling to redefine or reapply those words of these Rishonim.
Just to be clear, this is not a claim that Chazal knew all the secrets of nature. In fact, if is clear from many areas, including those mentioned above, that they didn’t. However, what they learn from Braysos and Mishnayos is Torah and is true. We can actually learn from Chazal themselves how they viewed observed science vs. traditions and extrapolations of Torah.
Winnie, that is exactly the point of Rav Kook z”l.
By ‘frum’ you mean to exclude those who sent their children to public school?
All this talk about tuition has nothing to do with Oz Vehodor, though. They charged and parents paid. One parent said he actually paid for this year’s registration as well — and is not getting it back.
What I posted above was written by someone who actually works tirelessly getting children into Yeshivos and is very frustrated by the roadblocks of Chinuch.
It seems very few know and realize what’s doing in Chinuch Mosdos. What kind of comparison is this Lakewood? Here, a local Boro Park Mosed, for whatever reason, summoned the parents to a meeting two days prior to school and announced, “We are closed for good. Find a school”.
Unlike Lakewood, where local children are stuck. As one parent said, you have to be either affluent or rich to get into a school.
In Boro Park, Mosdos are ??”? packed, besides for those that have offered space for a class or who ‘opened their doors wide’ to whoever they chose and quietly rejected the others.
Now R’ Yair, did you look into your own backyard and your neighbor’s? In your own community, in the Five Towns and Queens, there are many more children than Oz Vehodor’s locked out of Jewish schools because of horrendous, choking, brutal tuition.
What are you and Agudas Yisroel doing about it? For years and years all we have is articles writing about it in disbelief, while many a Mosad becomes big and important by making the parents bleed money way above their their Kochos.
Finally, kudos to Boro Park — without the fanfare, Rabbonim’s intervention and outside activists — in less than a week almost every single girl of Oz Vehodor has found a place. Yes, without the Askonim and without the active involvement of those who send the kids to the streets.
Joseph, name one successful Mekubal who wasted until 40.
It’s quite the opposite. You are supposed to wait until 40 before studying science. And only someone well versed in Shas, Poskim and Kabbalah can study it.
Oh my, conversations about Joseph still dominate the Coffee Room!?
I have only a vague memory of the time of the Churban, but it was pretty bad.
Actually, the Gemara is somewhat surprising when it says that they were Tzadikim. We know that there were numerous factions, many of whom were real Apikorsim. Seemingly, they don’t matter.September 1, 2016 1:09 am at 1:09 am in reply to: Are ther Bedouin who didn't wear hats during Davening #1176660
Would anyone care to explain the Bedouin connection to this issue, and the ramifications (if any)?
Thanks in advance.
I assume the OP meant bochurim but autocorrect changed it.
That’s one way to look at it. Or, the way to put on a Talis is ?????? ????????. So we have to find out what all their Minhagim are, with all the intricate details.August 31, 2016 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm in reply to: Are ther Bedouin who didn't wear hats during Davening #1176659
Lilmod, that’s indeed a big problem. I’m trying to developed an app as an overlay that shows you what’s ahead.August 31, 2016 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm in reply to: Are ther Bedouin who didn't wear hats during Davening #1176655
Just realized I’m walking in the street without a hat. Does that mean I now Daven without one too?
To yourself you might sound like a Baal Mussar. To me you sound condescending. The same goes for all other militant Ahavas Chinomers.August 31, 2016 7:21 am at 7:21 am in reply to: Are ther Bedouin who didn't wear hats during Davening #1176653
The Bedouin Shaalah is about the Talis. Are there Bedouins who don’t cover their whole face?
But the OP asked so nicely, “no jokes.”
So it’s a gypsy dance? But whatever the case, it’s the wrong beat.
With Wolfish on this one. Completely.
???? ?? ????.February 10, 2016 12:54 am at 12:54 am in reply to: The Root Behind The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict Really Just Has To Do WithI #1136788
The source of Arab hatred is British greed.
Chalaqim in an hour. No other bells for now.
We should most definitely let them in — to Germany, France and perhaps England.
He is Mechuyav as soon as he steels, not when he eats. The Chiyuv Misa is not really for any of them. It is ?? ?? ?????.
Oomis, that is mentioned in Magid Meisharim. But it seems that he did when the knife touched him but nit that he was actually slaughtered.