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  • in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2069640
    The kneidel
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    Is it just that we don’t have to fulfill the mitzvah but we could if we want or is it prohibited for women to do the mitzvah? If it is a prohibition for women, why? We are obligated in the other mitzvos of Purim so why should this be any different?

    in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2069588
    The kneidel
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    Is there any source in halacha that says that the mitzvah of getting drunk on Purim is exclusively for men. Women and girls need outlets too. Many times we have much more stressful lives so if there is a mitzvah that gives us an excuse to get drunk, please tell us.

    in reply to: Why do yeshivos give off or end early on Lag Baomer #1969407
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    I can hear a difference by Chol Hamoed because many people attend yeshivos in different cities than where they live and they go home for yom tov so it wouldn’t make sense for yeshivos to have all their talmidim fly back in then fly back out for the last days and chances are you’ll have a Friday or Shabbos within chol hamoed so it is very impractical. Also, for the younger kids, if there was yeshiva, it would limit families from traveling to relatives who live out of town for Tom tov.

    in reply to: Census 2020 #1969413
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    ujm,
    The New York State legislature can only change the independent commissions (which is 5 dems and 5 republicans) redistricting draft by a maximum of 2%. They can’t do much as oppose to most other states where they have much more control

    in reply to: Chesed: Forcing the rich to pay for the poor #1969365
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    @johnklets
    Don’t blame it on the Jews. The states with the largest Jewish populations would have gone for Biden even with all the Jews voting for Trump such as New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California. Everywhere else with a nice size Jewish population such as Florida and Texas voted for Trump. In all the other states, including Pennsylvania, Arizona and Georgia, the Jewish population is so small that even if the few Jews within the state who did not vote for Trump would have, it would not have made Trump win. Even if you can argue that one state was so close to getting flipped to Trump and the few Jews in that state which happened to vote for Biden and not Trump would have voted for Trump, it still would not have gotten Trump over 270. Biden won by too much.
    The real lesson to be taken from Trumps loss is where this country is heading. We are watching the degradation of morality, honesty and what American society stood for. Hashem is telling us not to get to comfortable in America. This is not our real home.

    in reply to: Census 2020 #1969254
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    In response to Commonsaychels post,“@the kneidel, and who appoints the commision? the state legislature”
    Actually,
    The 10-member commission comprises the following members:
    Two members must be appointed by the temporary president of the New York State Senate.
    Two members must be appointed by the speaker of the New York State Assembly.
    Two members must be appointed by the minority leader of the New York State Senate.
    Two members must be appointed by the minority leader of the New York State Assembly.
    Two members must appointed by the aforementioned eight commissioners. These two appointees cannot have been enrolled in the top two major political parties in the state.

    Sounds pretty evenly split to me;*)

    in reply to: Census 2020 #1969173
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    Actually, New York State has an independent commission that redraws the districts as well as other states such as California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan, Virginia, Arizona, New Jersey, etc. In many of these states the commission is split republican and Democrat. In some states, the results do have to get approved by the State legislature.
    In NY, if the non-political commissions draft is not approved by the state legislature after a second try, the state legislature has the right to amend the commissions proposal but they can only modify it up to 2% of any districts population.

    in reply to: Summer Travel 2021 #1969174
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    A great place to go is the Salt Flats in Bolivia.
    If your down for crazy, try the Titania Mountains in China.
    I traveled all over the world but these two places are the only ones that actually made me feel like I was in a different world.
    If you can’t make it there, at least check them out on google. They are amazing.

    in reply to: Census 2020 #1968996
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    From the States that lost seats: Republican states- Ohio and West Virginia
    Democrat states – California, New York, Illinois
    Swing states – Pennsylvania and Michigan
    From the states that gained seats: Republican states- Texas, Montana, Florida (some consider it a swing state)
    Democrat states – Colorado, Oregon
    Swing states – North Carolina

    So republicans lost two but gained four and democrats lost three and gained two so not much change.
    What matters more then the switching of seats in the house is the electoral count per state for the presidential election and who is in control of the state legislature in each state because they control redistributing which really controls who will win more seats in the House of Representatives.
    Another thing to point out is that the population growth in Texas isn’t necessarily good for Republicans. If you remember the midterm elections in 2018, Ted Cruz barely lost to Beto O’Rourke in the Texas Senate race. Texas is slowly turning blue as more New Yorkers and Californians move in. This is something we have seen when the red states of Arizona, New Mexico, Navada, Colorado, Virginia, etc.turned purple and then blue in over the last few years.

    in reply to: Any of the CR Dems Want to Defend Kerry? #1968886
    The kneidel
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    Listen, you may not trust Kerry but you definitely can’t trust Zarif. Zarif is a cheat, murderer, liar, terrorist, etc. What makes you so convinced that this “leak” wasn’t staged to cause more tumult in the U.S. which could somehow benefit Iran in the Nuclear talks? You can have doubts about the words of an American who you do not like, but when it is based off the words of a known terrorist, and there is zero proof that the terrorist is being honest, I would believe Kerry over the Terrorist

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1968880
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    when my husband was single, his yeshiva sent him out collecting and he ended up knocking at my door right before I was going out on a date. My parents opened the door and invited him in thinking that he was my date. He was all dressed up so they didn’t think twice about it. He played along and thought “why not go out on a date. It beats collecting.” We ended up leaving a few minutes before the real date showed up which made my parents were very confused and worried. They tried calling me but my phone was turned off. Anyways, to make a long story short, he was an amazing guy and we kept dating and got married and B”H we now have three kids and counting.
    All I can say is, you never know when he will come but Hashem will bring him to you one way or another.

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