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From the night of Purim. (Some people cite shittos that it only starts by day, but those are minority shittos.)
Taleisim in pre-war Europe had black stripes.
Are you the Rabbi, father of the groom, the groom, a friend? It depends who is giving the speech…
Truth be told, the entire idea of sitting down at the Chupa — and then getting up — comes from America and is a copy of the goyim. In pre-war Europe, and generally in Eretz Yisroel today, everyone stood for the entire Chupa. (The Chasidim even in America still do so today, as they generally have the Chupa outdoors.)
Same reason someone might want to get smicha from JTS or HUC. Just because one calls itself Orthodox does not necessarily mean it is indeed Orthodox or that, at least, everything it does is proper Orthodox practice.
That (domeh) is only said regarding a Chosson, not a Kallah. Furthermore, there is no halachic concept of a Malkah that can demand the same level of honor as a Melech, as described in the 2nd perek of Mesechtes Sanhedrin.
It is simply a choice of prizes the winner can choose from. There is no default prize and then an alternative.
Absolutely, call him by his first name alone.
In fact, there is no obligation whatsoever to call ANYONE with any smicha, even legitimate smicha, “Rabbi” simply because he got smicha.
The winner is choosing a prize. Either he chooses the lump sum or either he chooses the periodical payout. The winner isn’t paying the payout in return for the periodical payments. Thus no ribbis.
benig: Who said there was ever such a minhag of standing up for the kallah? Unless you consider the modernishe practices in America that were likely picked up from elsewhere. Do you have any source whatsoever that there is such a Jewish “minhag”?
There’s a shul in Brooklyn with this name.
Everyone’s different. Some are like this and some are like that.February 3, 2013 5:15 am at 5:15 am in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927173
The Chareidim in EY pay more in Israeli taxes than they claim in Israeli payment benefits.February 3, 2013 4:52 am at 4:52 am in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927170
The U.S., especially in New York, give a LOT more financial assistance to the poor (and poor is loosely defined in the U.S.) than the Israelis give (to Kollel or any family.)
In some communities bantering and joking with the opposite gender might not be considered flirting. In other communities holding hands might not be considered flirting. And in other communities giving a hug or kiss on the cheek might not be considered flirting.
My grandmother starts Pesach cleaning on Chanukah.
Veltz Meshigener pute his personal “feelings” above what the Torah tells us.February 1, 2013 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927156
Universities dont throw out students too often, either. And grad students are being paid a lot more than Kollel students.February 1, 2013 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm in reply to: Issue With Inconsiderate Men Davening On The Bus Every Morning #926307
I guess gaw holds that Rav Scheinberg was a “Chasside Shoite” all the times he davened with a minyan on an airplane.
takah: How do you have more kavana in the 30 minute shachris minyan you attend, that you’ve boasted of, than on a 2 hour bus minyan?
OTB: The bus owners facilitate and encourage the minyan. If you dont like it, feel free to drive.
DY: 23 year olds (and 18 year olds) are not “juvenilles”.
Even having little boys or girls (siblings, nieces, etc.) or grandparents, etc. walking down the chupa aisle is very modernishe zach (also likely stemming from non-jewish customs) that you do not see by the very frum chasunas.
Of course it is relevant. Your obligations are to Jews. And tzedaka only applies to them.
Okay, that makes all the difference.
Wow, you actually said it to 16 people even after you saw 15 wouldn’t respond??
The League gave the British a mandate to administer Palestine. The League never told Britain to create a Jewish state (as you said.) The British later issued the Balfour Declaration to that effect on their own volition (after Zionist lobbying the British government), not based on a League mandate. The U.N. authorized a Jewish state.
Flirting in our society has become so routine, that all too often people are easily blinded by it.
“Condolences on your loss.”
What’s so hard?
That yelling teacher needs medication.
Greeting girls on the street is the old fashioned method of flirting.January 31, 2013 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927126
The $200 a month doesnt even cover the cost of a week of food alone, for a family with six children.
0mdd: What’s the difference how much she is earning? Their families are satisfied with living on little, with a very basic and simple lifestyle. They dont need to live like Americans. And the $200 a month the government pays kollel families is certainly not what keeps the families financially solevent. $200 doesnt even pay for a full week of just the food for a family with 6 children.
mdd: 1) The United Nations, not the League of Nations, gave the mandate for a State. 2) The Arabs, like the Turks before never did, would not attempt to draft the Yidden.
benig: That’s absurd. Of course the Christian’s “conversion” was invalid. And it certainly isn’t solely dependent on his having told the Church in advance. Suppose a priest went through a “geirus” in such a scenario without telling anyone in advance, on his own initiative. Do you seriously entertain the idea that Father McGotti became a Yid??
The Israeli military will not get stronger than it currently is if Kolleleit are made to leave Kollel and enlist in the Army. This point has been said by their own Generals.
I see. So what you are saying is that since the Nazis gassed millions of our ancestors we ought to drop some Kollel learning.
Chalk one victory up to Hitler.
Chareidim never sought total control of government.
Furthermore, prior to the arrival of Zionists in EY, Chareidim in EY all DID in fact learn in Kollel, pretty much. That was always their lifestyle. Sure, money was always short, but they were happy with what they had. That, in fact, was why they chose to live in EY (before the zionists were even thinking of Uganada.)January 31, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927112
In New York, a family with four children can get up to $1,000 a month in food stamps benefits alone, depending on income eligibility. That’s without any Kollel attendence requirement and that’s aside from other governmental benefits offered (Welfare, Heap, Section 8, etc.)
What the Israeli government is giving Kollel guys is a pittance.January 30, 2013 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927108
plonis: What is the correct amount?
Also, if someone exempts himself from the army due to kollel, until what age is he legally prevented from being employed?
And the Europeans/Christians who destroyed the Beis Hamikdash and killed 6 million Jews in the holocaust, with 2000 years of crusades and pograms in between, their products ARE kosher?January 30, 2013 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927106
Is this $200/month payment given to secular university students as well?
” What do charedim financially contribute to the state?”
What do chilonim spiritually contribute to the state?
It certainly is not gezel. The government willingly agreed to give that money. Besides, as was mentioned, the money the government gives is extremely little, not enough to live on, and it isn’t what keeps kollel families going.
And all that is even before considering what Chareidim financially put into the system.
mdd: Your argument is absurd. The wives don’t need a high paying job. They get even a lower paying job and it is enough for a simple life. And the money the government pays kollel families is almost nothing! It certainly isnt enough to live on and isnt what keeps the kollel families financially solevant.
Amazon’s wholesale price is usually less than a local stores wholesale price.
Anyways, the store can quickly check Amazon’s price online while the customer is in the store.
Rav Kotler never supported Corzine. That is an absolute undisputed fact. In fact, as a charitable institution BMG is legally unable to support a candidate. And, personally, Rav Kotler supported Christie.
benig: Dave Hirsch is not anonymous. He has contributed articles to the main site of YWN with his contact info. Search the archives.
FOR THE RECORD: (Your dead wrong):
” Yes, if it was clear AT THAT TIME that person didn’t mean it when they verbally accepted ol malchus shomayim,then it is not a good geirus. However, if it was so clear we can assume an Orthodox Rabbi would not have done the geirus.”
No we cannot assume that someone who calls himself an Orthodox Rabbi would not have done an insincere geirus. R. Druckman in Israel, for example, did many hocus pocus geirus on insincere Gentiles who hardly even put up a pretense that they will be religious.
” If a person was “conning” a well-meaning rav, then the con is on them because after 120 they will have to face Judgment as a Jew who is michuyiv in 613 Mitzvos.”
That is simply absolutely incorrect. If he wasn’t mekabel the mitzvos the conversion was never valid. For example, if the Church sets up a spy to infiltrate the Jews and recruits a sincere Christian to pretend he wants to convert to Judaism, and the infiltrator is successful in having an Orthodox Rabbi convert him, the Christian remains a gentile and never became a Jew. Despite conning the Rabbi.
The argument is spot on.
And it isnt 100% of the chilonim who are supporting the Chareidim.
And whatever little financial support the Chareidim receive from the State, it is extremely minimal and far less than needed to survive on the bare necessities. It isn’t what is keeping the Chareidim financially solevant. (Not to even get into the fact that Chareidim pay taxes too.)
Rav Shmuel and the other gedolim who are signatories to the letter clearly agree with Rav Miller. Hardly a daas yochid, especially considering no one has yet been able to produce a single other godol who disagrees. Directly, not by one’s own boich svoros diving other rabbonims position based on their alleged silence.
Did any of you fellows check for early onset of alzheimers?
From tommorow’s NY Times:
A glorious future beats a glorious past.
Shares in Amazon immediately jumped nearly 10 percent in after-hours trading, about the same amount that Apple fell after releasing its news.
What caught the eye of investors was that operating margins as a percent of consolidated sales rose to 3.2 percent, from 2.7 percent a year ago.
For more than a decade, Amazon has teetered between minimal profits and no profits. In 2012, it said Tuesday, it lost money. But Wall Street has always been more about promises than results, and Amazon is always on the verge of converting its overwhelming online presence into buckets of cash.
The short-term news Tuesday was not good. Earnings per share fell to 21 cents from 38 cents in the fourth quarter of 2011. Although fourth-quarter revenue went up 22 percent to $21.27 billion, both revenue and earnings did not meet expectations. Analysts had predicted revenue of $22.2 billion and earnings of 27 cents a share.
Forget about all that. What mattered was the improvement in margin.
That was bad advice. The stock is up almost 700 percent since then, hitting a record this month.
Shares in Amazon fell nearly $16 in regular trading Tuesday, to $260.35. After-hours, shares went up more than $22.
Some analysts are still skeptical.
Amazon continues to expand. Last year, the retailer announced it was building a million-square-foot warehouse in Patterson, Calif., about 85 miles southeast of San Francisco. Last week, it announced another million-square-foot warehouse barely 30 miles north of Patterson, in Tracy. It obviously has designs on fast (if not quite same-day) shipping to the seven million generally affluent, Internet-using residents of the Bay Area.
Many of those shoppers will be buying material that originated not with Amazon but with more than two million third-party sellers. The volume of items sold by these firms during the 2012 holidays was up 40 percent from 2011. Some of these sellers merely used Amazon to digitally display their goods, while others also used the retailer to ship it.
Why cant you haggle? You can haggle in Macy’s too. Perhaps their policy is not to negotiate, and that is their right (although I think Macy’s can be negotiable too, to a certain extent), but a customer can certainly try negotiating.