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February 17, 2014 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm in reply to: Hakaras Hatov for Israeli Soldiers (IDF) #1005690
While I can see why many people would be against the founding of the state of Israel, kesuvos daf kuf yud aleph states that if the non Jews break their oath, than you can break one of your oaths. While I still may not agree with how the state was founded, fact is, there are mekoros out there which would certainly say that what the zionists did was mutar so we shouldn’t waste our time arguing about it. What we should be figuring out is how we will protect the Jews in eretz yisroel, because I think defending our brothers and sisters is more important than whether someone identifies as Zionist or not. For this reason, I have great hakaros hatov to the idf, for they are enabling Jews to learn Torah in the holy land. Sure, lechatchila, everyone in the army should be frum. But the fact that they are doing the greatest mitzva of all, saving lives, shouldn’t be taken away from them.
When we scream at them, we only make them hate us more. By us being grateful and respectful, should we hope that we can one day be mekairev them. A friend of mine said that he best way to do is kiruv is by teaching people Torah. Not by fighting with them, and not by screaming at them, but by teaching them. So let us all follow this lead, and may we bring all of klal yisroel back to torah and mitzva observance.December 20, 2013 4:19 am at 4:19 am in reply to: Tehillim Asifa #994702
You guys make it sound like only gedolim have daas torah and that regular yidden have no vhochma and therefore can’t make an asifa. Saying tehillim to save other Jews is a great cause. It brings us all together, and it is really powerful. Unfortunately, there’s politics and you’ll have some rabbis say to go, and some say to stay away which causes even more separation of the klal. We can’t afford to keep fighting . This is why moshiach isn’t here yet. If I wanted to make a tehillim asifa tomorrow, I’d do it. I want all the Jews together. We can save the bochurim, and save the secular Israelis also. It’s about saving the klal as a while. If the tzibur would think about other yidden and not just their own needs, I think it can do a lot of good and bring moshiach bimheira viyameinu.
edited instead of deletedDecember 18, 2013 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm in reply to: Tehillim Asifa #994696
@WiY- why would I have to ask the gedolim to arrange Jews to come together to say tehillim so we can save our bochurim? I should be able to arrange tehillim groups on my own. If I’m calling an Asifa for a negative cause or a questionable one, then I should have the guidance of gedolim. We can only hope and Daven that the bochurim are saved soon. It is amazing how they are being oppressed in a “Jewish” state for doing the right thingOctober 13, 2013 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm in reply to: Chofetz Chaim: It's not just a Yeshiva. It's a way of life. #989162
What I don’t understand is that it is the mans obligation to support the woman. I have nothing wrong with people wanting to learn. I think it is a great thing! But people need to make money, and for the man to rely on the woman for parnasah is wrong. If he is learning to become a rebbe, then he will be making money a couple of years later so that’s fine. However, too many guys will learn in kollel until they are 30, and then they will start to think about work. They will often have 4 or 5 kids at that point, and will be living off of other peoples money, also assur according to the rambam. So my question is, why does the yeshiva encourage the type of behavior that you should live off of someone elses money, or your wives money? The rambam was a doctor and learned. the chofetz chaim owned a grocery store. Why can’t todays bochurim work and learn?September 29, 2013 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm in reply to: Where to buy a black hat #976526
Thanks everyone for the help. Ill call them tomorrow. If you know of any more places, 0lease list them. Thanks everyone.June 19, 2013 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm in reply to: Davening in a minyan with a different Nusach #959942
but he is saying to go from one nusach to the other. Why the switch in the middle?June 17, 2013 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm in reply to: Demographics of Orthodox Jewry #959465
This is very confusing. There is way too much overlap. I would say there are the chassidim and misnagsim which are Chareidi. Many modern orthodox people which are more Frum and to the right, are almost on the same level as people who are modern yeshivish and Chareidi. It is an overlap, especially considering many modern orthodox people will wear hats, especially at YU. Then there is rabbi avi Weiss and “Open Orthodox” which call themselves orthodox, but in reality, are extremely dangerous and are trying to damage the Torah and turn it into something it is not. They want women to be rabbis, and the whole nine yards. They are WORSE than conservative and reform because everyone knows conservative and reform isn’t Frum, but some people may get confused and associate themselves with these type of people because they are “religious”. One time I got stuck going to a Friday night minyan at this type of place, and it was very bad. The mechitza was flowerpots and it was just gross.June 17, 2013 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm in reply to: Davening in a minyan with a different Nusach #959940
147- you gave a good answer. But why don’t you say the whole kedusha in one nusach or the other? What is the point of switching?June 16, 2013 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm in reply to: Davening in a minyan with a different Nusach #959930
Thanks everyone. That’s what I thought as well but I wanted to clarify.
@Thefrumguy- Where does Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ZT”L say this?May 13, 2013 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm in reply to: Three Asifas Today #952894
Rational frummie- many people have fallen and sinned no matter what there Backround is. The reason why the rabanan put out fences around halachos in the Torah is to prevent us from even doing sins in the first place. Having a filter is a fence. You may not think you will do anything, but it is there to protect you just in case you slip up since everyone slips up. I believe the Internet is great and you can learn a lot. At the same time, all good things have a negative, and you have to do the most that you can do to make you sure you are using the Internet to the best of your ability,May 8, 2013 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm in reply to: Yom Yerushalayim #1017973
I think it is beautiful that we are able to Daven at the kotel again. Even though the zionists may have caused the loss of access to the kosel, the access before 1948 was horrible and it was pretty filthy and you couldn’t go when you wanted to the kosel. Sometimes you need temporary loss for long term gain. May we merit the coming of moshiach and may we all return to yerushalyaim bimhaira viyameinu.May 8, 2013 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm in reply to: Women and Talmud Torah #951880
rational frummie- if a woman wants to go and learn Torah, than they should go ahead and learn. Like others have already stated, it is a machlokes on what they are allowed to learn, specifically Gemara and schools like bais Yaakov won’t teach Gemara to girls, but more modern places will since the rambam says that a father can’t teach his daughter Gemara and someone who isn’t the father teaching Gemara is okay. But many disagree with him like the shulchan oruch who says women can only learn short summaries and not full in-depth Gemara.
But is is great if women want to learn other things, and they shouldn’t be discouraged from doing soMay 6, 2013 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm in reply to: Women wearing pants #952647
interesting. thanks everyone. Do you think it is better for someone to wear baggy pants than a short, tight skirt?May 6, 2013 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm in reply to: Centrist Orthodoxy, and the English Language #952220
Landertalimd- that is absolutely beautiful. May we be zoche to the coming of moshiach. We need more people to think like you. Instead of labeling Jews, lets just serve Hashem to the best of our abilities and we will bring moshiachMay 6, 2013 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm in reply to: Women wearing pants #952641
Yserbius123- I hear you and agree. I’ve always been against women wearing pants. But if a girl was “religious” and she wore pants that didnt show her figure, would it still be an issue in today’s time since it isn’t clothing of a man since everyone does it today? Like is it something highly discouraged but are technically allowed to do?April 29, 2013 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm in reply to: Aahhhh! Nachas Stories #972399
Once upon a time reb Aharon Kotler had memorized all 3 bobas of Gemara when he was just 9April 29, 2013 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm in reply to: Letter circulated in Brooklyn about Motzei Shabbos hangouts #950807
I think that if people are so worried about boys and girls hanging out on Saturday nights at the pizza shops, then the rebbeim should give the bochurim something to do and the girls something to do instead of trying to ban everything, giving Jewish teenagers no reasons to remain religous. You don’t want that to happen. Also, if they are in public if they are talking, people can see what they are doing instead of closing down the pizza shops and then they start to hang out with a crowd that is ACTUALLY suspiciousApril 25, 2013 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm in reply to: Letter circulated in Brooklyn about Motzei Shabbos hangouts #950725
But if they are yeshiva bochurim, then they should what line to cross. If not, then I question these roshei yeshiva and rebbeimApril 25, 2013 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm in reply to: Letter circulated in Brooklyn about Motzei Shabbos hangouts #950721
I truthfully think that if they are just talking, there is nothing wrong with it. A normal teenage has an attraction for the opposite gender. If you tell them that girls or boys are evil, then they will just rebel and do things which are much worse than talking and hanging out. You can talk to girls, and still be religious. In fact, for some people I know, them talking to the opposite gender makes them do even more religious stuff. If they are being shomer, and not talking about shtus, even though that often it is a waist of time, then it is better than them going off the derech. Hanging out with the opposite gender is not against the Torah at allApril 22, 2013 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm in reply to: Do Kiddush Clubs still exist? #948819
I agree with rational frummie that it is disrespectful to leave the shul. However, I feel that it is actually important to have a kiddush club because for people who wouldn’t normally come to shul, it gives them a reason to come and Daven and it is important for every yid to Daven in a minyan. Yes, it is disrespectful to the rav, but at least people are coming to shul and davening.April 17, 2013 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm in reply to: Defend Yourself! #947706
Rational frummie- the gedolim are great in Torah and in learning so much, they learn about Halacha and Halacha in certain situations. They know what they are doing when they are making a declaration. It is a chutzpah for you to challenge someone who is wayyyyyy greater than you and knows way more Torah. Maybe you don’t like them because what they say may sometimes be harsh and hurt, but the truth hurts.April 12, 2013 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm in reply to: Contest: How Long Can You Go Without Chometz? #944711
If I wanted to, I can probably go the whole year. It is just way too expensive to buy pesach food the whole year. Every year after pesach, i feel guilty when I eat chometz, just as if I were to eat non kosher I would feel guilty.April 11, 2013 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm in reply to: How to Stop Nail Biting??? #944481
I bit my nails my whole life and stopped about 10 months ago and haven’t bit them since. It was easy for me once I got braces and it got hard to bite my nails and I just bought a nail clipper, and then I quit. Wear a mouth guard or something in your mouth.April 11, 2013 12:36 am at 12:36 am in reply to: Looking for a Yeshiva #977520
Thank you everyone for your responses. I’m definitely gonna consider everythingApril 11, 2013 12:21 am at 12:21 am in reply to: Looking for a Yeshiva #977518
Sam2, thank you for the response. MTA isn’t for me but Ner Yisroel could be considered
Vogue, I’ve been thinking the same thing for a while. I know people that go to chofetz Chaim’s as opposed to other yeshivas because they have good secular studies and are good yeshivos.
Rational frummie- are you sure that is true? While I hear it is a wonderful place, I hear they don’t have the greatest secular studies and that other chofetz Chaim’s have better secular studies. Am I wrong? It’s only because that is something my family requires. I’m sure it’s a great place!April 10, 2013 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm in reply to: Looking for a Yeshiva #977514
while I am not a troll, I came and signed up for this because i saw that anyone can post stuff and get responses from good, frum people. I had a question and haven’t had time to really look at any other posts. Sorry for the confusion. and thank you talmud for the help.April 10, 2013 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm in reply to: Looking for a Yeshiva #977510
Enough to be able to go to college. Because my parents may want me to go to college but I want to learn to be a rabbi and yes, obviously I’m a boy. Thanks for responding