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under some very pretty and choshuv rock
“and believe it engenders love of the land”
Avirah, What about כי רצו עבדיך את אבניה ואת עפרה יחננו is ambiguous to you? Thillim 120
What about Rabi Abba kissing the stones of Acco?
and the tale in Sifri parshat Re’e on וירשתם אתה וישבתם בה Three rabanan were travelling to Nitzivin (chu”l) to learn Torah with Rabi Yehuda ben Bethera (alternate vesion–they were going to declare a cherem on chaver who was m’aber shana in chu”l)They reached Peileton and cried (about losing the mizvah kuyumis of dwelling in the land) and returned to their places.
ujm, hakatan, and fellow travelers: The vast majority of charedi woman work, and there are many gannanot that serve as childcare. There are charedi men in trucking, in construction trades in food service and distribution, day trading, and other online work. The anti state knee jerk reactions are party line claptrap and fear of bogeymen. The facts on the ground here don’t align with your worldviews.
To survive and thrive, one needs to have situational awareness. the knee jerk, zero tolerance, nip in the bud types generally are making a living doing what they do. It pays off to ignore them, but to have your antennae focused on broader societal trends.
My youth in Long Island and Catskills of the Sixties was marked by several credible threat events, so it was a highly attuned if not paranoid experience. In my young adulthood I felt perfectly safe in communities of Queens and Brooklyn. What disturbed me there most were the certain signs of cratering civilization– barbarians breeding while the shrinking literati did not, and the headlong rush our own into gashmius. Jumped ship to EY and thriving.
Pacman, have you never heard a misheberach for a sick person, or for a sick woman or for a yoledes? Is that not public?
in eruvin an ir shel yachid is three houses and a wall
a little gem in last weeks Medrash Rabba on one of the many foundational differences in men and wonen: Why is perfume for women but not for men (right chevre?)? Because Adam was created from earth, and earth does not spoil. Chava was made from flesh(his) and meat that is not salted begins to spoil in three days. (Translation mine) Many many levels…..
I consider myself blessed to have left that plantation (commercialized tzorchei mitzva) a long time ago. My travel requirements used to mean a trip to some very lovely batampte bakery owners in Brooklyn to buy some kilo or two of wheat. Now I take a bus halfway and walk to Bais Yisroel to a mill that produces 3000 metric tons of matzo flour, all chasideshe chumros included. I first visit there rosh hodesh adar Isru chag sameach to all when it reaches your longitude
Whutecar. not all over 65s are created (or maintained) equally. In four and some months I will be one of then, and with my now minor disabilities, still a force to be reckoned with Gmar chatima tova CR
Zen” Refuah shleima. I can commiserate. Many years ago had a meniscal tear excised and was good until recently as the narrowed joint space has altered my walking with balance and trip hazards. With that and some neural deficits effecting fine motor control in the hands, I can see the end of my hagbah carreer drawing closer, but baruch rofeh cholim, I have good days and have not given up just yet
AAQ: breaking eitzim is not unheard of, certainly in older sifrei Torah. Most eitzim are mortise and tenon jointed and if the glue fails, or microorganisms eat the wood or the glue, there is little stregnth left. As it was, the sefer had shiny new double galgal eitzim that week because that bet knesset is full of peopleThat jump as such mitzvos. And this is yerushalim where two neighbors are sofrim, and i know of six or so others in the shchuna.
many older seforim were made large and the style was to lime both sides of the klaf, and this makes them very heavy. Being tall and and well muscled, I was a frequent choice of gaboim. I think those that pull the sefer off the table and then lever it up can do damage by the push against the table edge
For a medium weight I step in and sweep up with my arms in one move(a T’ai chi maneuver). For the heavies, I push the atzei chayim down using the gagalim for a fulcrum to start the lift, One Yom Kippur I was honored with hagba for Maftir, and I did the “heavy” lift. The etz from the Bereishis side broke off in my hand. With help from the baal koreh we managed to get it raised and one full circle to the right
User176: Do you mean like the Halacha of a Milah on tishab’av where in SA it says that the father, the mohel and the sandak can wear Shabbos closthes, and the the Rama says ” just not the white ones?
nOm I have gutted many fish, salt and fresh water, and this was unusual. A sticky black residue stuck to the belly wall after gutting, It would peel off with fingernail or knife, Of course fresh water contamination in NYS is invisible heavy metal, with famous state advisory to consume no more than once a month, and if pregnant none
Gadol H and others: Take care with consuming tuna and salmon, They are apex predators and accumulators of heavy metals. Salmon has the distinction of being mostly farmed fish, full of antibiotic and anti parasitic meds. The pellets that they are fed come from any fat and protein sources they can find cheapest. The fat content is stabilized with a product of Monsanto (yemach shemam) The artificial diet often does not produce great flavor or orange flesh. This is remediated with artificial dyes and flavor infusions. This is the going menu for American and Norwegian product, For Asian suppliers the picture is way bleaker
In my younger years before I became an extremist vegetarian, I caught herring off south shore Long Island, When the fish were opened, there was a black slime on the belly wall. An old timer told me this was result of pollution. Sorry.
RBS2 Becaue infallibility is for the pope. We have Par Helem Davar and Par Haba Al Kol Hamitzvos for that very reason.
A korban is pointless if the corrective mahshva or action is ignored. Sensitivity is looking long and hard at the klal uprat and finding cause for the tragedy .That is the point of this weeks second parsha, of Ramban hilchot Teshuva and of Maharal on Sara Imenu’s captivity in Egypt. In long past generations, they new how to do a collective chebon nefesh on why the “korban” was necessary. such as for tach vatat. On churban Eropa, not so much. Today the Gedolim are saying we don’t know, we can’t know and we can’t ask questrions
Always the gemara there laments they were more concerned with taharas hakelim than for life, and we nebech know it is a lesson for us. My point was it is chadoshim mikarav ba’u to think the whole oilam must go there
Nom, why wrong thread, yes we should mourn, but we should be sharp enough to think when x activity is visited with tragedy, something was amiss with x activity.
Another thought, do the multiple hadlokos give the optics of Achdus, or of somthing else?
Rabosai, it is not enough to feel pain or to log it as just another tragedy or message, or to say we must be mehazek. In time, we must ask some questions, and introspect.
was the bickering and jockeying for control of the tzuyun between edot not off-putting enough
were the of rabonnim past and present who said not to participate not worthy of being listened to
if torah is magna umatzla, perhaps this “hilula” is not reason enough to leave the bais medrash
The concept of vacation is a foreign idea. If one needs to find thrilling situations for feeling devekus, why isnt the day to day torah life fullfilling enough
The korban tomid and the avodah waa accomplished by one mishmar oif cohanim, one mishmar of leviim, and ten ansheu maamad. The anshei maamad were representatives of the klal. WE don’t have the korban, but it’s importance and it’s messages are still relevant. The importance of the ‘hilula’ is arguably, not the same as the the importance of the avoda.
Do we have chain of custody mesorah that lag bOmer is the yahrzeit
could the minhagim of Tzefat and Teveria have remained in Tzefat and Teveria why are they relevanrt to anyone else
There is a money and kovod trail to follow
May HKB”H grant us clarity, teshuva, and nechama
“having it and reading from it for protection is good for everybody”
“an inyan to have it in the home”
vei iz mir, how far we have fallen down the segula rabbit hole that nearly no is disturbed by this
Why is this listed as “interesting story” when it is in reality tragic? To be enamored of, meshubad to, or chv”s involved in public sporting is a curse of the Tochacha (vayikra 26;38, a possible issur lav (אל תפנו אל האלילים) and against the mussar of הושע 9 1. We should have the sense and sensitivity to keep these things far from us and to teach our children why
Maodim l simcha
charlle h ; the kumran teffilin had fallen apart and had been reassembled by the Arab antiquity thieves
and thus the arrangement was not authentic or conclusive.
CTL: I started 30 year ago on my ownsome with just a good familiarity with the halachos (qualified to paskin for myself. I did have some input on the phone from Rav Heineman, and a backhanded approval from the local vaad head. In EY where this is way more common, some people beat a path to me because a private operation on erev Pesach is a golden opportunity. (personally the zman is not special to me, but I do like warm matzot at the Seder. The fellow I invited brought along a Rov who is a major posek for the local chassidish kehilos. He is an experienced roller but needed some direction with my delicate whole wheat. He left with his three matzot after the zman issur chametz. That was all the plumba that I need. Had similar experiece with broad shouldered halacha whiz one YT spent back in NY.
mods, this my third attempt to weigh in on this. This not to sneer at Israel made matzot but caveat emptor. I am eye witness to a scene where commercialism trumped halacha on the watch of a Badat’z.
This is a bakery where multiple doughs are worked under heavy crushing pins while the rollers roll in succession and have two tables to alternate. I understand this is a common process here. I was standing there when the 18 minute timer expired. The first table was stripped down and repapered, while the rollers wiped their stainless rolling pins with rags from a trough sink. They did not wash their hands and went to work at the next table ! This is in distinction to what I saw in NY where the cleaning of everything is done by others while the rollers wash their hands and present their 500 fingernails to a mashgiach. I personally regard the former as chometz , while I did not avoid hand matzot (I am home baker for 30 yrs) having seen what I did, I no longer use commercial hand matzoh.
Halacha quotes many deos telling baale nesfesh to be present and/or involved in the production of ones own matzas \mitzva, this is difficult or worse if you are OOT and certainly if OOC (ON OTHER CONTINENT). Keep it local rabosai, and for anyone contemplating the jump to home baked, I have nearly given tutorials in other thread.
Thank you for that which was omitted
יהוד מדינתא from Ezra 5:8 Ben Gurion and his chevra may not have known, but they were on the right track.
שקולה ישיבת ארץ ישראל כנגד כל המצוות
It is a given that we honor and appreciate our for bearers for having transmitted the mesorah in conditions that although normal to them, seem incredibly difficult from our vantage point . We can say that the generation as a whole in all it’s intense complexity is less worthy than the proceeding, but that individuals can rise beyond the level of their zekainim, the baal teshuva is the proof of concept. It is also notable back in the mimetic framework , prior to the Orech Hashulchan and the Mishna Berurah the bar for what was an am ho’oretz was lower
I plan to make some tehina on cho hamoed for use on Shabbos.
CTL: pleasantly surprised to find another home baker. Maybe it is catching on.
Home baked, obviously hand, and one has control of freshness and whole grain content.
single point access with trained armed, and profiling security people at every school.
getting the act together with single database real background check, meshed with opening up phsych records. As most school shooters fit a very specific profile, the work should be narrowed.
A better armed and carrying populace.
Mihag Hamokom has been reported deceased in many locations. And according to twisted’s astute analysis, in other locations it has been resurrected for nefarious purposes.
cm is centimeter. It cannot refer to the width because 70 cm is more than an amah. Even one cm is more of a rope than a string. mm does not work well for width either 70 mm being close to 1/4 inch
I heard a pshat on what becomes of a rasha merusha or a serial poshe’a. He is likened to a shofar or lulav from an ir nidachas. The item can be seen and held, it is fully physical, but its spiritual value is zero due to “ketutei mictas shiurei”
We are servants of the Creator, and while the servitude is benevolent, there is no down time. Engaging in anything that harms your tzelem is insubordination. That includes the goings on on Purim, and for some every shabbos and Chag.
בכל דרכיך דעהו
to 770 Chabad: re your first post . Maybe you should have left out the “mamish” at the end to preserve achdus and put some distance between this and minut. A fig leaf. ynwim?
twisted, a refugee from Chabad.November 20, 2017 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm in reply to: Living in Israel while being unknowledgeable of Hebrew #1406363
I know people who are here thirty years or more, and they never became functional in Ivrit, Their social group was always other anglophone retirees and relations with neigbors, medical issues and contact with government ( or the water company) is always handicapped by the not universal presence of English speakers. Then there are certain bubbles such as parts of Romema, Rechavia Har Nof, and Ramat Eshkol in erussalem and in Bet Shemesh area where many live oblivious to the local language.
Children generally have a better time of it. I came to EY with a pair of pre teens, and they were fluent enough within a year. My grandkids are fully bi or tri -, lingual , and even more if you count Newyorkish and South African English two separate languages
K-Cup: It was a group of mixed adults 20-60 y. o. I greatly value my anonymity, so that’s it for the details.
I” curicularized” it using the Rav Kapach edition, most of chelek bet and all of gimmel.
<but not a random posek on the phone>
I can testify that some of them are not “random”. I was in the daled amos of one such, while engaging in a hechsher mitzva on a erev yom tov. His phone did not stop ringing and I was impressed with his warmth and broad shoulders. I have be zoche to be in “fly on the wall” situations with some of our treasures of kodesh.
Of my many meshugasim, one is that I don’t like to be disturbed while washing dishes. If MIL called, I would take the call, and return to the sink when I could give it quality time/ attention.
I routinely bake stuff ( yeast cake, “overnite bread” and flat breads in cast iron skillet. The iron has a non stick coating of petrified oil, and a dusting of flour on top makes most stuff non stick. Dutch ovens (on my wish list) enameled or seasoned are excellent for baking.October 29, 2017 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm in reply to: I am superior to you because of the coffee I drink. #1391420
I heard a talk from a guy in Bali explaining the value of fresh (24hr) roasted beans. I started as a coffee barbarian, then learned with someone who mixed beans and brewed in grind,/drip setup, and ultimately went back to supermarket barbarity. Resettling in EY was a further step down in the quality of freeze dried, and the Elite Names is plain junk ever for me. Boiled Turkish (botz) is a special treat.October 20, 2017 7:59 am at 7:59 am in reply to: Are all these protests in Jerusalem really a kiddush hashem? #1387453
To Joseph and fellow travelers from the rabbinical infallibility camp. We can gain some clarity from navi and its explanation in Bavli( Bav Basra 21) that malfeasance of a talmid reflects poorly on his rebbe. I think is is not hard to come the concept of orur oseh meleches hashem rimiah when seeing yesterday’s picture of these people blocking an ambulance. In the same theme, the chareidi oilam and rabbanim freely admit that their finest products will be smmaded up by 2.5 years in the army. Lost on them is the concept of a Jew rooted so deeply in his mesorah that he can withstand any nisoyon. Shoddy workmanship seems to rule the day. Hashen yeracham olenu.
Chicken is mentioned in Talmud Bavli, regarding a homicidal chicken in Jerusalem.
iacis: make esrog jam or eat it in any other way. The ones grown for food are less cared for, less sprayed and consequently rather ugly looking.
Don’t do this folks, etrogim are intensively sprayed to keep away citrus scale (an insect that latches to the skin and exudes a protective shell.) There is no telling how much pesticide leaches into the fruit and pith. I have seen pumpkin sized Teimani etrog sold for its vegetable use. They are not that pretty on the outside.
Frumguy, if you etrog tastes horrible raw or cooked, you should be choshesh that you etrog in not the fruit mentioned in the Mishna Sukkah 4:2 that on the seventh day the children threw down their lulavim and ate their etrogim. The Teimani is edible as is, and the yanaver has a small and tastey fruit center, as did the infamous Corfu. From coins of Bar Kochva, and other period art, it would seem the original etrog was a squat fruit with a very elongated pitom.
fOctober 8, 2017 8:46 am at 8:46 am in reply to: Vegas Massacre: 59 Good Reasons to Outlaw Automatic Weapons #1378844
I find it sad for someone to contemplate restrictive action based on a narrative from a government muad to lie, and which is currently regarded with derision in the vast alt media. (many of whom also have credibility issues but not all) I find it sadder still that this has not been raised in this company of refined minds until page two. I am retreating to my succah for a mood lift.September 17, 2017 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm in reply to: Why is the frum world seeing more divorces while it’s dropping by the secular? #1365294
Not figures but anacdote in EY. I had been seeking a second bat zivug (since stopped) by means of two Jewish dating sites. Filtering for radius, education, 50-60 age range and religious level, there seemed to be thousands of divorcees, many childless, and a fair amount of never marrieds. This is necessarily smaller by many measures than the real #s. Rabbanut logs their caseload, and it might be a source if an actuary type felt the need.
I have a Chabad bloodline running through me, and though I was on a Litvishe Brisker traectory, I hobnobbed at 770 in my youth. It struck me to see Morracan/Israeli rechokin that were chabadnikized, thinking that it would be a greater hashovas aveda to restore their native mesorah, as Rav Ruderman had done. I had an unfortunate argument with a big-wig on the nusach at the chupah of a sefardi chatan/lubavich kalla. His answer was lo khalacha and his arrogance was off the charts, Years later the מכין מצעדי גבר placed me as a baal koreh at a chabbad minyan. It would seem, that at least in public, there is no creativity, no original thought, as every discourse starts with “The Rebbe says”. It is sad to see Torah learning stunted in service of a narrative.August 28, 2017 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm in reply to: Rosh HaShanah 5778 Menu Plans, Family traditions, New Ideas, etc. #1348528
Back in my meat eating days in chu”l I asked my butcher for a rack of lamb due to it’s distinctive “crown look”. He could not get me lamb, and possibly the way we treat gid hanasheh, we can’t get enough ribs to make the circle He got us a standing rib roast which was amazing in itself and easy to spiff up.
Creplach soup is another classic. I stuff it with spiced rice and bamboo shoots,
For those that eat nuts, pumpkin pie ( made from crook neck squash)
Some twenty year ago or so, I went to one local sofer and he offered me a choice of machine processed or hand processed. I asked which is better, and he said the machine processed. I chose the latter . Those retzuos are still good, buttery soft and with some longitudinal creases that show it came from a cow. This was before the advent of black on black. I recent ly replaced retzzuos on a different pair. The black on black smells toxic, feels and looks like plastic with hard edges, and shows no sign of breaking in. And yes, go to a reputable sofer