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March 24, 2023 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm in reply to: Why did the Brisker Rav zt”l call giving brachos “shtusim”? #2176773
takah is a tziyoni. He doesn’t like old fashioned Yiddishkeit.March 24, 2023 1:13 am at 1:13 am in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2176622
N0m: Some JTS rabbis also learned in BMG.
Arayos is absolutely a far larger provided by the left-wing crowds, such as the YU oilem that large numbers have girlfriends openly and have no compunctious viewing Hollywood pritzus even publicly.March 23, 2023 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm in reply to: Professional education #2176607
Yseribus: What is your day to day function employed as a computer scientist?
The first step is to rent your own (possibly studio) apartment to live on your own.March 23, 2023 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm in reply to: Professional education #2176563
Yseribus: What is your line of work and does your type of position generally earn significantly more than a computer programmer?March 23, 2023 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm in reply to: Shaimos Fraud #2176346
mentsch: How does a red envelope avoid tickets and what’s illegal about putting on a red envelope?March 23, 2023 10:26 am at 10:26 am in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2176163
Rav Matisyahu Salomon shlita said that the Kollel guys with wives who graduated college and are employed in the outside world are generally the first ones to leave Kollel.March 23, 2023 12:29 am at 12:29 am in reply to: Remember the Old Timers? #2176149
Calling out to Syag (again)…March 23, 2023 12:29 am at 12:29 am in reply to: Flying to Israel #2176148
That’s the second “rare agreement” you’ve had with me in two days.
I’m starting to detect a trend. I always knew that with enough effort on my part even you’d start coming around.
Winning one heart at a time…March 23, 2023 12:28 am at 12:28 am in reply to: Flying to Israel #2176147
Dofi: Generally by Ocean Liners.March 23, 2023 12:28 am at 12:28 am in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2176146
“If your worried about women going out, kol kevuda…”
N0: Why “If”? Kol Kevuda is specifically cited in Shulchan Aruch (and Rambam) as actual Halacha. It’s a mandatory and obligatory part of Jewish life.March 22, 2023 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm in reply to: Lock him up #2176129
CTL: Just to preempt your comment about a NYC public school teacher posting a terrible run-on sentence, I do not put as much effort (at all) into the grammar of my comments in a very active online discussion as I put into my dissertation.March 22, 2023 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2176121
N0m: Neither of them worked on Wall Street.
The Gemorah says Michal bas Shaul Hamelech wore Tefilin. Some also say that Rashi’s daughters wore Tefilin and that Chana Rochel Schumacher of Ludmir wore Tefilin. Should we introduce Tefilin into our Bais Yaakov’s?March 22, 2023 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm in reply to: Why did the Brisker Rav zt”l call giving brachos “shtusim”? #2176120
The world follows the Chazon Ish (and Rav Chaim) on this issue.
Rav Brog is an einekel of Rav Miller.March 22, 2023 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm in reply to: Dental Insurance #2176119
Dr. Pepper, I’m not an expert on this issue, but is the public school systems in suburbia as bad as those in the major cities? I somehow got the impression that often well to do parents move to towns known to have decent to good (or better) public schools that are in another league compared to major cities.March 22, 2023 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm in reply to: Flying to Israel #2176115
Having never flown first class (and not missing it either) I am curious what justifies such a significant cost to spend several hours in? Anyone have thoughts?March 22, 2023 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm in reply to: Lock him up #2176039
Dear N0: You and yseribus are changing the goal line of this train of thought. The only point relevant here is that this third-world style persecution pioneered by those in power in Venezuela, Russia, Cuba, China and Iran and picked up by the Democrats in power in the US attempting to use government power to “prosecute” their political enemy based on a novel legal theory for an act that occurred 7 years ago and the DA in office at the time didn’t prosecute and the newly elected Democrat hack DA also decided wasn’t prosecution material, despite having overtly campaigned for the office of DA promising to persecute his party’s political enemy, until his far left woke constituency demanded he reverse his decision not to prosecute, to which he complied.March 22, 2023 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2175914
Dorah: You have a misconception of what “living a torah life” entails. The OO crowd also claims to be “living a torah life”.
There is a contradiction between careerism with Kol Kevuda, tznius and the proper role of Yiddishe mamas. And the contradiction is especially pronounced even employed daily in a secular or non-Jewish work environment.March 21, 2023 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm in reply to: Flying to Israel #2175662
I hear that Turkish Airlines is quite popular.March 21, 2023 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2175646
Many more Roshei Yeshivos and Rabbonim will not be mesader if the RCA Prenup *was* signed, since it potentially causes mamzeirus by coercing a Get Me’usa (i.e. Kneged Halacha).March 21, 2023 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm in reply to: Lock him up #2175592
No. This discussed hatred of Trump didn’t exist by all these folks prior to Trump entering politics.March 21, 2023 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2175564
Dofi: The Gedolim may have accepted that they might have to earn some money doing a job locally, at home or in a Jewish environment. What they never accepted, despite your unfounded protestations to the contrary — and what you’ll never find evidence you can present us with, is that they ever allowed, permitted or advocated that frum woman work in Manhattan, Tel Aviv, etc., in secular gentile culture workplaces.March 21, 2023 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #2175561
Midwest: Where did you hear that’s the reason they closed?March 21, 2023 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm in reply to: Flying to Israel #2175558
CA, how old is your son?March 21, 2023 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2175557
mentsch1: The OP’s underlying point, as has been for the past several years in his comments, is that girls’ moms’ are unfairly relying on shidduch references to reject a first date with him.March 21, 2023 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm in reply to: Lock him up #2175552
You don’t need to be competing for the same office as Trump to hate him. Indeed, most of his political enemies aren’t running against him.March 21, 2023 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm in reply to: Professional education #2175421
Yseribus: There’s no way to avoid the rampant pritzus on any American college campus.March 21, 2023 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2175424
Men are supposed to primarily go out into the world. Women are supposed to primarily be in the home.March 21, 2023 11:30 am at 11:30 am in reply to: Professional education #2175364
commonsaychel: You’re sure that isn’t a tzeilim on your necklace??March 21, 2023 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: How much does a shadchan charge? #2175284
AAQ: The Sephardim still price shadchanus in the Spanish Lira or in the Ottoman Kuruş?March 21, 2023 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: Conscientious objectors Haredi VS lefty secularistts #2175282
AAQ: It’s been almost unheard of, even historically, for a rabbi to need approval by the local government to be a rabbi.March 21, 2023 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2175281
maskildoresh: Thank you for your comment. But why would you exclude the Kol Kevuda aspect?March 20, 2023 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2175235
Amil, Ari’s been posting here for years how terrible the girls’ mothers’ are in rejecting dates with him for all kinds of illegitimate reasons.March 20, 2023 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm in reply to: Professional education #2175217
Doesn’t Touro College do what you are demanding?March 20, 2023 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2175155
Get refusal can be legitimate or illegitimate, depending on the circumstances and ruling of Beis Din. By default, a husband is under no obligation to give a Get even if asked for one. Unless, that is, he committed a wrong proven in Beis Din where Beis Din rules that wrong obligates him per Halacha to give a Get. But there’s a only a small set of circumstances under Halacha that obligate giving a Get against his will. Absent those conditions it is within his rights to decide to decline a request for a Get.March 20, 2023 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm in reply to: Lock him up #2175150
CTL: Even the left acknowleges that Bragg is using a novel legal theory to bring this “prosecution”. Additionally, Bragg rejected prosecuting this a year ago. but he came under intense political pressure from the left to change his mind. Furthermore, his predecessor didn’t prosecute this, even though this incident is 7 years old. And as mentioned earlier, Bragg campaigned for the office of DA promising to prosecute Trump, before he was even elected.March 20, 2023 9:18 am at 9:18 am in reply to: Murdaugh Verdict – Circumstantial Evidence without Motive #2174984
Mentsch1: That’s no different than if a college student is accused of being a drug dealer based on non-solid circumstancial evidence, during the course which he admitted to stealing a pen, but was convicted perhaps wrongly of the drug dealing and sentenced to 25 years, and you’re okay with that since he stole a pen anyways.March 20, 2023 9:18 am at 9:18 am in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174985
Yseribus: I’m seriously trying to encourage following Torah Yiddishkeit as always practiced and discourage switching away from that towards a now Western/American worldview.March 20, 2023 9:18 am at 9:18 am in reply to: Shmurah Matzah Prices #2174986
Mentsch1: Can you name that bakery?March 20, 2023 9:17 am at 9:17 am in reply to: Achievement for Haredi female students in Math VS Hebrew / Open University #2174988
These places secularize former Beis Yaakov girls.March 20, 2023 9:17 am at 9:17 am in reply to: Lock him up #2174990
CTL: The DA in Manhattan organizing this political persecution of his political enemy, much the same way they do in Venezuela, Russia, Cuba, and Iran, is an elected position. And Bragg is a Democrat political hack who made political promises during his election for DA on who he will prosecute and who not.March 19, 2023 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm in reply to: Conscientious objectors Haredi VS lefty secularistts #2174924
AAQ: One need not be approved by the government to be a clergyman. It isn’t the government’s business to approve religious activities.March 19, 2023 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174921
AAQ: False. They are claiming that the mesorah is to be just as educated today as we were 100 years ago, 250 years ago and 1,000 years ago. None of those periods included a secular studies curriculum for the masses of bochorim. It did include a highly rigorous Biblical and Talmudical curriculum. That, both then and now, is far from being your characterization of “willfully ignorant”. It is only your ideology that all our zeidas were “willfully ignorant”, and that only when we came off the boat to America and adhered to secular mandates on what to teach that Klal Yisroel became less ignorant than our forefathers.
Amir: Even those that learned a trade at a young age (which was NOT a majority at the age you cited) never stopped Limud Torah. Indeed, Limud Torah has been a lifetime commitment of Yidden throughout Jewish history.March 19, 2023 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm in reply to: Murdaugh Verdict – Circumstantial Evidence without Motive #2174890
AAQ, mentsch1: If you’re willing to throw a man in prison for life for stealing, since under the Sheva Mitzvos he’s chayiv an even worse punishment, are you also advocating a college kid who admitted he stole a $2 notebook from his school (or that he committed adultery) be thrown into prison for life (based on another more severe accusation he’s convicted of based on circumstantial evidence that doesn’t solidly prove guilt on that other count)?March 19, 2023 12:12 am at 12:12 am in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174700
Yseribus: Are you trying to claim that in the pre-Holocaust era it was common for Mesivtas in Europe to offer a secular studies curriculum that most bochorim attended?March 19, 2023 12:11 am at 12:11 am in reply to: Bombshell: Mazuz lauds Baruch Golsrein for saving lives by his ’94 act #2174702
Avira, Loyal: Don’t we have a mitzvah bzman hazeh to eliminate Amalek?March 18, 2023 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm in reply to: How much does a shadchan charge? #2174688
“That’s what I paid total.”
How long ago?March 17, 2023 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174574
It is absolutely the case that the Roshei Yeshivos since Rav Ahron supported a no secular studies arrangement in Mesivtas under ideal circumstances. The various Roshei Yeshivos may have had different opinions of what ideal circumstances were that allowed a Mesivta to forgo a secular curriculum. Some felt that many parents wouldn’t send their children to a Mesivta with no English so they permitted secular subjects to prevent the bochorim from being sent to worse schools. Others may have felt other criteria needed to be considered whether to allow or forbid secular studies.March 17, 2023 3:05 pm at 3:05 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174562
Yseribus: Why are you limiting your view to the post-Holocaust era? The pre-Holocaust era is much longer and more important to authentic Yiddishkeit. In the pre-Holocaust era in Europe secular studies was by far the exception by Chareidim, both Litvish and Chasidish. In fact, secular studies was especially rare pre-WWI and still by far the exception pre-WWII.March 16, 2023 9:36 am at 9:36 am in reply to: podcasts and WhatsApp statuses are so great #2174308
How do WhatsApp status do anything?