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September 11, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm in reply to: Havdalah – Putting Wine on Your Eyes and in Your Pocket #808285
Is this a widespread minhag or a Chasidisha minhag?February 25, 2011 3:31 am at 3:31 am in reply to: Copying CDs #839604
I just read the notice on a torah mp3;
“???? ????? ??? ??????? ???’ ?????
??? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?”? ?? ??????? ??????, ??? ??? ?? ??????? ??? $100 ? ???, ?????? ?? ???? ?? ??????
is such a tnei valid according to halacha?
It seems to me to be (at least partially if not wholly) halachicly unenforceable. Especially the part reading “??? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?”? ?? ??????? ??????, ??? ??? ?? ??????? ??? $100 ? ???, ?????? ?? ???? ?? ??????”, since the new digital copy (regardless of how it came into existence) isn’t theirs to charge you rent for.February 25, 2011 2:27 am at 2:27 am in reply to: Copying CDs #839603
You wrote that you agree with me that if “IF ADERET WILL EXPILICITY TELL EICHLERS AT THE TIME OF SALE ITS A RENTAL, Then it would not be relevant what the buyers deal with eichkers was. it was not eichlers to sell.”
But then you tell Daas Yochid (in the very same comment) that “If a particular buyer had no idea what it says on the jacket and had no idea of a rental , he cant be bound to a rental.”
Once we assume Aderet made the rental agreement with the retailer properly, even if the buyer had no idea that it is a rental, it is true that “he can’t be bound to a rental”, but that point is meaningless since the CD is still Aderet’s property and therefore the buyer cannot do with the CD anything against what Aderet (the CD owner) allows, since Aderet owns the CD that the buyer “bought”. So therefore the buyer couldn’t do anything that Aderet’s rental terms do not allow even if he never knew it is a rental.February 24, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm in reply to: Graphology #744066
WMBB: Who is the author and who gives it a haskama?February 24, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm in reply to: Honorary Degree #744193
Where can I buy an honorary degree? (As there are no formal requirements to issue one.)February 24, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm in reply to: Election Law #744175
ItcheSrulik: Under New York State election law, the requirement is primary residency. That phrase includes homeless, but excludes people with seasonal residences.
Actually the law as written does state primary residency as a requirement. But the NY courts have effectively struck this provision down, and allow seasonal residents to vote there (if they elect to only register there). The Board of Elections in Albany will confirm you can register anywhere you have (an even seasonal) residence.February 24, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm in reply to: Election Law #744174
chaliehall: In NY, you can vote in any jurisdiction in which you have a residence, but you have to choose which one. This has become contentious recently as largely Republican upstate towns have been trying to disenfranchise largely Democratic vacationers.
Similarly, in Sullivan County some local politicos and the local Board of Elections have been disenfranchising summer residents who wished to vote there, instead of in their NYC residence. Like you’ve stated, New York state court precedence allows any New Yorker to vote in any jurisdiction in which he has a residence, including seasonal. (As long as that is his only voter registration.)February 24, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm in reply to: Graphology #744061
Can you really see one’s future through a crystal ball?February 24, 2011 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm in reply to: Hilchus Yichud #744227
an elevator doesn’t present a problem according to many opinions as it doesn’t meet the minimum yichud issur requirements.
Depends how many floors you’re going up (NYC buildings tend to be tall), and how fast the elevator is.
It is better to go in the elevator and according to most not be oiver, than to hurt someones feelings.
If your mora d’asra holds it is assur, then your statement is incorrect.February 24, 2011 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm in reply to: Copying CDs #839594
When halacha and secular law conflict in dinei momonus, halacha is controlling.February 24, 2011 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm in reply to: Cell Phone Wanderings #744051
I pace all the time. I am thinking. But I am not on the phone.February 24, 2011 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm in reply to: Hilchus Yichud #744220
Does anyone know specifically which poskim mattir an elevator? (Mod-80 already cited the Shevet Halevi who say’s l’chatchila it is assur.)February 24, 2011 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm in reply to: Hilchus Yichud #744218
Thank youFebruary 24, 2011 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm in reply to: Hilchus Yichud #744216
Is an elevator yichud? (Why or why not?)February 24, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm in reply to: Election Law #744169
Can’t you just make an absentee ballot in the state that you originated since you likely lived there for more than 30 days of he since the previous election?
The OP indicates he no longer resides in his original jurisdiction, and does live in a new jurisdiction, thus he would seemingly no longer qualify to vote in his original jurisdiction since he now lives in a new one.February 24, 2011 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm in reply to: Copying CDs #839588
If Aderet manufacturers the CD, thus owning it, and then they go to Eichler’s and tell them that we are NOT selling these CD’s to you (Eichler’s), we are merely letting you hold unto OUR (Aderet’s) CD’s as an agent to rent the CD to whoever would like it…
Now that Eichler’s doesn’t own the CD’s (since Aderet does), if you walk into Eichler’s to buy the CD, EVEN IF Eichler’s tells you they are SELLING it to you, THEY CAN’T SELL IT to you since they do not own it! So at most you will have a taaina against Eichler’s (or whichever CD retailer it is) that they “sold” you a CD that wasn’t theirs and therefore they could not sell it. So you may be able to halachicly force Eichler’s to undo the transaction and refund your money (and take back Aderet’s CD), but since Aderet owned the CD all the time the store could never sell it you.February 24, 2011 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm in reply to: Every Psychologist Needs a Psychologist #744355
I know of a great therapist who helps out a lot of ppl. But she seems to be a real difficult person. Her husband looks weary and wrung out as if he’s going through hell. Who knows?
She may be a witch at home.February 24, 2011 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm in reply to: Saying 'OMG' #744315
What about writing it in an online forum?February 24, 2011 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm in reply to: When will Supermarket at old Friedman's location (BP) open? #744132
Who owns the property?February 24, 2011 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm in reply to: Copying CDs #839577
Would it also be g’neiva to take someone’s tune without permission and use it as your own, and then put out a violation order if it’s copied?
Interesting (and relevant) question.February 24, 2011 6:21 am at 6:21 am in reply to: Go To Sleep!!!! #751451
What’s sleep?February 24, 2011 6:10 am at 6:10 am in reply to: Waiting on Supermarket Checkout Line #1212188
You’re correct about the chain stores. But the non-chain supermarkets (including the heimesha ones), tend not to have a customer service desk. All returns are handled only at the checkout counter.
Also, at the chain stores, you will often find an obnoxiously long line at the customer service desk. So after spending 15-20 minutes waiting and checking out, you can easily spend an additional 20+ minutes waiting on the service line. Furthermore, while the service desk is an option for return and price discrepancy issues, there are issues that take a long time and require a supervisor that can only be handled at the regular checkout counter. One example is WIC sales.February 24, 2011 12:41 am at 12:41 am in reply to: Chosson Card on Display – WDYT? #745742
I believe the point about pajamas is related to the discussion at hand. Why aren’t you sure that it would be okay, given your stated position about showing affection in front of your children is okay?
Can’t we simply agree that one’s immediate family is closer than one’s neighbors and that they will can (and should) have greater access to your private home life than your neighbors?
Yes, we certainly can agree on that. For example, at home you might have some lighthearted discussion with your spouse (in front of your children), that you wouldn’t have in front of non-immediate family (even if they were guests in your home). Nevertheless, even though it is less restricting in front of immediate family, there still are restrictions even then.February 24, 2011 12:08 am at 12:08 am in reply to: Chosson Card on Display – WDYT? #745738
You are maskim that you walking around the house in pajamas in inappropriate?February 24, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am in reply to: is there really a shidduch crisis??? #744695
DY, The problem with there being more girls in shidduchim than guys, is not that girls start dating and marrying earlier than guys (even though that is the case), but the problem rather is that when they do get married the guys marry younger girls than themselves thus “leaving over” the older girls (who are there own age).February 23, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm in reply to: Chosson Card on Display – WDYT? #745733
I can’t say running around your house in pajamas is an aveira, but I know of an adom gadol whose children never saw him in pajamas.February 23, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm in reply to: abrivations #744100
Some abbreviations date back to the 1980’s or earlier, as they were used on Internet communications.
Others came around during the txt’ing age.February 23, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm in reply to: Chosson Card on Display – WDYT? #745729
Our kids get to see us fight and disagree.
Now that’s the problem. If you’re gonna fight (and I don’t recommend it), at least save it for when the kids aren’t around.
Please articulate way (specifically addressing one’s own children).
For the same general idea why you wouldn’t show affection in front of neighbors.February 23, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm in reply to: Waiting on Supermarket Checkout Line #1212185
From mine, I have found the store (i.e. Shop Rite) to be the cause the overwhelming amount of times.February 23, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm in reply to: Chosson Card on Display – WDYT? #745725
Just curious – is one allowed to show affection to their spouse in front of their kids?
I don’t know about “allowed” (it may not be), but it is improper.February 23, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm in reply to: Thread for posters age 40 and beyond #863717
New York Telephone (a subsidiary of AT&T) – from the late 1800’s until 1984
New York Telephone (“A NYNEX Company”) – from the breakup of the Bell System in 1984 until about 1997.
NYNEX – marketing decision to use the parent companies name 1998 – 2000
Bell Atlantic – 1997 – 2000 following Bell Atlantic’s purchase of NYNEX
Verizon – 2000 – Present, following Bell Atlantic’s purchase of GTEFebruary 23, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm in reply to: Waiting on Supermarket Checkout Line #1212182
Even if the customer is ultimately determined to be in error, it needs to be clarified to him by the store. And even assuming the customer accepts the explanation and moves on at that point, it still took a lot of time to obtain that clarification. And it is reasonable for the customer to expect that if he believed the advertised price was $X while the scanned price was $Y, for him to be explained to by the store that he is mistaken or for the store to fix their error — if that’s what it is.
And then there is the myriad of other reasons (like WIC purchases as mbachur mentioned) why it could be taking so long through absolutely no fault of the customer.February 23, 2011 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm in reply to: Copying CDs #839570
This is the English “nusach” used on many CDs:
That seems to state it is forbidden to put it on your 10 year old son’s MP3 player, since the son isn’t the “renter” and thus he is “others”. IOW, only the original renter can use it on his iPod. Very restrictive indeed.
Furthermore, I’m not sure they are correct about “civil law”‘s view of this “rental”.February 23, 2011 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm in reply to: Waiting on Supermarket Checkout Line #1212178
Simple- without that customer there wouldn’t be that delay…
And without the customers behind him, no one would be delayed (other than himself.)February 23, 2011 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm in reply to: Kveis Itim for a Baal Habos #743905
SJS- Gavra’s point was that there are opinions in the Torah that “abandonment” for the cause of the Torah is praiseworthy. And certainly priority to Torah over family is correct.February 23, 2011 3:35 am at 3:35 am in reply to: Thread for posters age 40 and beyond #863687
Do you remember the dinosaurs?February 23, 2011 3:33 am at 3:33 am in reply to: teenagers world #836109
not being able to get married yet
How old are you? People get married as young as 17, and certainly 18.February 23, 2011 3:32 am at 3:32 am in reply to: Respected Rabbanim Eating Out #743998
I was eating in a restaurant, and my R”Y happened to pass by and noticed me there. Later that day when I was back in Yeshiva he told me a Ben Torah shouldn’t be eating in a public restaurant.
And that was me eating out, not the R”Y.February 23, 2011 2:40 am at 2:40 am in reply to: bedwetting in camp?????? #1211799
How old are you?February 23, 2011 2:34 am at 2:34 am in reply to: Planning a Wedding #743112
You started a thread for this yesterday.
or inappropriate exchanges between girls and boys
That attitude is the problem. There should be no text “exchanges” between boys and girls. That itself is “inappropriate”.February 23, 2011 2:04 am at 2:04 am in reply to: teenagers world #836100
Not being able to purchase alcohol.February 23, 2011 1:17 am at 1:17 am in reply to: Which Singer Would You Choose To Sing At Your Wedding? #743781
MBDFebruary 22, 2011 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm in reply to: Kveis Itim for a Baal Habos #743893
Unsure.February 22, 2011 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm in reply to: Kveis Itim for a Baal Habos #743890
Remember that your family responsibilities do come first, but learning is of utmost importance as well.
Where did you get that family responsibilities comes before learning?February 22, 2011 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm in reply to: nail polish #743752
Rav Falk shlit”a’s sefer is taught in the vast majority of Beis Yaakov, under the tutelage of the gedolim.February 22, 2011 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm in reply to: Disabled Parking Placard #743164
How about abusing lights and sirens, and going through red lights, and parking illegally, when you are late for the wedding?February 22, 2011 4:26 am at 4:26 am in reply to: Mod Orth Machmir Shidduchim and Shadchanus #743474
Ofcourse, like WM said, I don’t think anyone here has the slightest idea what you are asking for, or what you mean by “range” or “average”.February 22, 2011 3:28 am at 3:28 am in reply to: taking your kids to see a sporting event #742960
If a “Subway Preacher” were the most inappropriate activity to occur at a sporting event, there wouldn’t be nearly as strong of a case against it.
I too took the NYC Subway twice daily, in packed cars. And while they popped in every now and then, I rarely encountered them more than once every couple of weeks. And most of them were loud beggars for something like the “United Homeless Organization”, very infrequently preachers.February 22, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am in reply to: taking your kids to see a sporting event #742958
Probably more than Ive seen than at a sporting event.
Cumulatively, or within a 3 hour period (about the time a game takes)?
I submit at a sporting event you will have a much higher concentration of inappropriate language and/or activity than the other venues you’ve mentioned.
Additionally, attendance at the other venues may often not be avoidable, while a sporting event is.