The Frumguy

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  • in reply to: Non-Jewish music #1823209

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    I heard that Rav Noach Weinberg ZT”L told one of “his boys” who said it was difficult for him to give up secular music, that it’s not such an “avlah” to listen if that’s the only thing preventing him from becoming frum.

    in reply to: Is it okay to learn (Torah) During Davening? #1803355

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    The Mishna Berura says openly that it is not allowed to learn during Chazoras Hashatz.
    In addition, what kind of Kavanah can someone have if his mind is split between Davening and learning?

    in reply to: Moisha’s Supermarket – A Request #1798477

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    Yasher Koach, Red Adair.
    There’s nothing wrong with reminding fellow Yidden how to act as Mentchen. I personally shop at KRM Supermarket and whenever I park down the block or see a stray cart, I bring it back to the store.

    in reply to: How much $$$ does a typical Frum family spend on groceries per week? #1796381

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    My family of six spends about $165 per week. Not including Yomim Tovim. But then again, we shop at KRM Supermarket (lowest prices).

    in reply to: ever heard of a traffic ticket for…. #1794681

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    Where was the cop stationed? If he/she was behind you then how could he /she know that your brights were on? Was he/she on the other side of the highway? How did he/she get to you — by crossing over the divider?

    in reply to: Are you makpid on Shva Na ? #1743991

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    Yes, I try to be extremely makpid. Boruch Hashem for Artscroll — they designate the havarah and shva’s clearly.

    in reply to: Sephardim minhag origin? #1743641

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    Did anyone hear that it’s to scare off the Ayin Harah?

    in reply to: Sephardim And Driving Nazi Cars #1669316

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    According to historical reports, Hitler, Yemach Shemo, actually commissioned the Volkswagen Corporation to build cars to suit him and the Third Reich. That’s why I chose Volkswagen.

    in reply to: Sephardim And Driving Nazi Cars #1668914

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    Heargod: Part of Germany’s reparations to Israel for World War II was the export of its cars at highly- subsidized prices. So taking “advantage” of this by buying a German car is the way Israelis help Germany “make good” (if possible) on reparations. This doesn’t apply to Americans buying these cars.

    in reply to: Kashrus on Delta Airlines #1649132

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    Yes, Mr. Addict. Exactly.

    in reply to: Your 21 year old son may be ready for marriage #1635291

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    I’m sure that 99.99% of parents, when asked, will claim that their son is mature enough to get married. I hate to break it to them, but most of them are NOT.
    I encounter Beis Medrash bochurim daily and see how tremendously selfish and uncaring they are. Parents need to have a reality check when it comes to marrying off their children.

    in reply to: Summarize Lubavitch “philosophy” #1624714

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    To Chabadshlucha:
    I would venture to say that your number 1 is quite universal. All frum Jews believe in that. It’s not necessarily a Lubavitch idea.

    in reply to: Is there a word in davening that you always mispronounced? #1621758

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    Way too many shlichei tzibbur mispronounce Hakadosh Baruch Hu’s name. It is with a cholam (Adonai), not a cheerek (Adeenai).
    I believe the tzibbur is not even allowed to answer Amen when it’s mispronounced.

    in reply to: The Vues #1611887

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    Yes, there are ads, including a movie theater (FEH — TRAIF!).

    in reply to: The Vues #1611510

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    It is put out by folks that have NO CLUE as to what’s going on in Flatbush. Although the neighborhood is turning more frum, they insist on TV schedules, sports “star” interviews, glorifying Medinas Yisroel and plagiarizing the letters sent in to this very Coffee Room.

    in reply to: Need Help with a 6:30AM Shachris Minyan Brooklyn #1561403

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    How long does the davening take?

    in reply to: Unexpected Pesach Bris #1502308

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    Mazal Tov CTLAWYER. What’s a “Yuntif??”

    in reply to: Daf Yomi Siyum on Yom Tov?? #1501820

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    jakob:
    I assume you mean Motzei Yom Tov Sunday night?
    I’m also not looking for a full-catered meal — I see macaroons & seltzer playing a big part.

    in reply to: New York city brown garbage cans #1386907

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    in reply to: Etrog Jam #1379123

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    Esrog Jam is really one of the vilest, most sour tastes that I’ve ever tried.
    I save the esrog and burn it with my chametz on Erev Pesach.

    in reply to: New Uncle Moishy??? #1377758

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    I don’t even see any advertisements for a concert this coming Chol Hamo’ed. Unheard of!

    in reply to: Bamboo mats or plain old bamboo #1377756

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    I’ve used both and have always gone back to bamboo poles. They seem to hold up better and, believe it or not, are easier to put up.

    in reply to: Davening with a metronome? #1367863

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    DovidBT:

    And what does the fellow sitting next to you in shul think of the constant metronome hocking?

    in reply to: Questions for CTLawyer #1359604

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    Hi there, CTLawyer:

    Do you mind giving free consultations to readers of The Coffee Room? Isn’t that what you went to school to have a profession? If you don’t mind, may you continue doing many more chassadim.

    in reply to: New York – those little brown garbage cans #1343091

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    But, Joseph, it isn’t a law — just a suggestion.

    in reply to: Petira of R Meir Goldberg Administration Vaad Harabonim of Flatbush #1326371

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    I did some work for him at the Vaad and he was a real mentsch. He truly raised the level of kashrus in the Flatbush community. I hope that the Vaad continues in his way.

    in reply to: Beards #1265337

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    I agree 100% that curling peyos is Levush of a woman.

    in reply to: Question for those who favor vanilla over chocolate #1260587

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    Sweetness over bitterness.

    in reply to: Baby Fingers #1255308

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    They also changed the configuration — they’re much smaller.

    in reply to: Computer cleaning program #1248413

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    I currently Norton Internet Security installed Is that any good?

    in reply to: Computer cleaning program #1248378

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    I’ve been using CCLeaner. It doesn’t seem to affect the internet speed.

    in reply to: Burgers in Lakewood? #1212618

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    A little help with the locations, please.

    in reply to: 7 letter word game (3rd letter) #1228068

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    Hey, lilmod ulelamaid: Count the number of letters in umbrella…

    in reply to: Wasting a scammer's time #1200015

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    I really enjoy doing that – I know exactly what you mean.

    in reply to: Chasunah on Yahrzeit? #1195284

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    I meant the night before.

    in reply to: Apple Throwing Tish #1188873

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    But why apples?

    And who said that Sherayim is allowed to be “thrown and fought over by the chassidim of the Rebbe?” It is food, after all.

    in reply to: Unnecessary Dentist procedures #1178301

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    I never thought that there would be so many of you out there that would agree with my assessment!

    My follow-up question is, naturally: who has a dentist’s name (preferably frum and in Brooklyn) that they wholeheartedly trust? By the way, I’m also looking for a reliable, honest car mechanic.

    in reply to: hair #1176842

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    It would probably be a chatzitzah for my tefillin shel rosh.

    in reply to: Mekomos Hakedoshim – In Chutz La'aretz?? #1170069

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    Abba_S:

    As I mentioned originally, places that conduct Tefillos and Limud Torah do have a Kedusha. I’m specifically talking about cemeteries and kevorim.

    in reply to: Mekomos Hakedoshim – In Chutz La'aretz?? #1170064

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    Let’s try to stay on the topic. The word “Zionism” doesn’t appear anywhere in my opening post. I’m just focusing in on the concept of Kedusha.

    in reply to: Are the Agudah and Rabbinical Council of America Connected? #1157877

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    Agudah has a more Chareidi clientele and the RCA caters to the Modern Orthodox.

    in reply to: Should I wear a Tallis? #1152141

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    Why do think you DON’T want to? Do you feel that it’s against custom? If so, then perhaps you’d feel more comfortable in a traditional, Orthodox shul.

    Hatzlacha.

    in reply to: Shtenders and health #1148402

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    Read about what Reb Moshe ZT”L said about shtenders in Tiferes Yerushalayim. He was very much against them.

    in reply to: To Mish or Not to Mish #1148747

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    I’m more for bein adam l’chaveiro and achudus, than some over-the-top chumra.

    in reply to: Got a Shidduch? #1144925

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    And how do you intend to match singles? The moderators won’t allow any inter-communication.

    in reply to: Does anyone have Inyan from two weeks ago?????? #1143057

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    I think I have it — but how do I get it to you??

    in reply to: No drinking on purim ads #1143794

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    Do you really think that these ads will accomplish anything? If they want to drink and possibly endanger themselves, they’ll find a way, unfortunately.

    in reply to: Pic n Pay meats #1138620

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    There were issues raised a number of years ago. Hence, they lost nearly all of the frum clientele.

    For your information, the gates have been down on the store for quite a few months now — they seem to have gone out of business.

    in reply to: False sale prices. #1136972

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    This story is so upsetting to me. I empathize with you mazal77 – you are in the right 100%.

    Regarding being oveir any issur, I’m sure that since we hold of Dina Dimalchusa Dina, the store owner is certainly wrong on that account.

    If you could (or should) report the owner to the Dept. of Consumer Affairs is proof that he did something against the law. There are many sources in Chazal which discuss misleading a potential buyer.

    I hope that you told the owner or manager that “he lost a customer, with a whole family of eye glass wearers.”

    in reply to: Trump #1134453

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    I’ll probably go with whoever is the Republican nominee — I’d prefer Cruz. JEWS FOR CRUZ!!

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