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  • in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2009222
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    Whoever’s contemporarily mattir lace wigs (who are thus far unnamed, for some reason), how would their logic to be mattir give them any room to assur a full body dress/suit that makes the wearer look naked (even though they’re actually covered)?

    Or would they actually be mattir??

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2009080
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    DY, lace wigs didn’t exist during Rav Moshe’s lifetime and, thus, he didn’t opine on them.

    in reply to: COVID Vaccine and Fertility #2008817
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    “And the chance of being harmed by the vaccine is even smaller.”

    So what? If the original risk is almost “non-existent”, why take another risk — even if it is “smaller”?

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2008492
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    DaasYochid: There’s an outstanding question for you from Philosopher.

    in reply to: Women Driving #2008488
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    Everyone should respect other’s psakim and minhagim. Those that hold women can drive should respect those that hold women cannot. And those that hold women cannot drive should respect those that hold women can.

    Rav Vozner paskens that women should not drive:

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1414&st=&pgnum=9&hilite=

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2008442
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    Reb Eliezer, which demonstrates you’re not allowed to be near a married woman whose hair is uncovered. (Including a lace wig, which her real hair is publicly visible under the lace.)

    in reply to: COVID Vaccine and Fertility #2008292
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    BT: The argument is the other vaccines underwent far far longer testing prior to approval. Including fertility testing.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2008241
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    “Also because their cases are generally more mild.”

    That’s, essentially, the point. I’ve been specifically referring to severe cases, which the vaccine is designed to minimize. Mild cases occur often even with the vaccine.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2008237
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    Yseribus: About 46% of Americans aren’t fully vaccinated. About 35% of Americans aren’t vaccinated at all. That’s well over a hundred million people. If they’re very likely to get severe Covid, you should have had 50,000,000 Americans hospitalized from Covid, using your 30% over 6 months figure. That isn’t even close to the case, even over time.

    in reply to: Bagels in Middletown NY? #2008187
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    Middletown is Yehupitsville, in Jewish terms.

    There’s Gombos in South Fallsburg.

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2008149
    ujm
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    He isn’t the first or only non-Orthodox to post here.

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2008145
    ujm
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    And, still, no one has an answer to the issue that the woman’s real hair is publicly visible under the lace wig.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2008136
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    Yseribus: “@ujm Right now? Pretty likely. Especially if they hadn’t had COVID in over a year and they are in a place with low vaccination rates and don’t socially distance.”

    If it was “pretty likely” that all unvaccinated healthy people will get a severe case of Covid, then all of America’s Emergency Rooms should today be overfilled at 25 times their capacities.

    Obviously it is not pretty likely that a random unvaccinated person will get a severe case of Covid.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007804
    ujm
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    What is the likelihood of an unvaccinated healthy person getting a severe case of Covid?

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007763
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    “Does it still lower the total risk?”

    For mild Covid, yes. For serious Covid there’s no evidence that it does (for recovered patients.)

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007735
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    “In Eretz Yisroel it’s common. If the evidence holds up for its benefit, it will become common here.”

    In the UK it’s common for recovered Covid patients to skip the vaccine. Because evidence demonstrates they don’t need it.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007695
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    2scents: Any more prevalent than a vaccinated individual who became infected and isn’t doing well?

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007663
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    P.P.P.S. The Biden Administration politicized the vaccination program by pushing it stronger than acceptable. By forcing recovered Covid patients and forcing children (!!!) to get the vaccine.

    Even 12 year olds aren’t young enough for Biden. He’s pressuring the FDA to approve the vaccine for little kids, whose risk is minimal. (And the vaccine itself contains risks, especially for kids.)

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007662
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    P.S. I believe most people should get the vaccine. Since most people aren’t young and healthy or recovered from Covid.

    P.P.S. It is extremely rare for a recovered Covid patient to get a severe case of Covid. Having recovered from Covid is for all practical purposes virtually at least as good as having been vaccinated.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007659
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    “Not uncommon to get it again”

    It’s not uncommon for vaccinated people to get Covid.

    “vaccines have been proven to further reduce illness in recovered Covid patients.”

    Booster shots have also been proven to further reduce illness in the vaccinated. Yet very few people got booster shots.

    in reply to: My head is spinning #2007652
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    Mazal Tov on your upsherin.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007649
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    “death is a common side effect, as well as serious mental and physical issues in some”

    Actually, it is very uncommon in unvaccinated young healthy people. It is also very uncommon in unvaccinated people who previously recovered from COVID-19.

    in reply to: Effectiveness of the Covid Vaccine #2007616
    ujm
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    The parallel question necessary when asking the titled question is what are the risks of taking the vaccine.

    The honest answer is that all the the risks aren’t yet known.

    in reply to: Where is the line between halacha and dinas dimalchusa #2007279
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    Avi, the measly amounts the Israeli government gives is far far less than what they steal… er, collect in taxes from the frum community.

    And uch un vey for anyone to take a philandering drunkard like MLK as their role model.

    And your differentiation regarding breaking the (based on what “one considers” the law) has no basis in the halacha of dina dmalchusa. It is at best a boich svara and at worst much worse.

    in reply to: Hagbah Fails #2007288
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    The entire kehila needs to make a taanis if chas v’shalom such a thing happens. Anyone who was present at the time who physically cannot fast, should give a notable amount of Tzedaka instead.

    in reply to: Hagbah Fails #2007271
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    I’ve seen the guy or bochor doing hagbah hit the ceiling (and leave a dent in it) or chandelier. But that’s about it.

    in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2007270
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    Newer cars costs around $60 per oil change in NYC. And that’s for the standard oil.

    in reply to: Where is the line between halacha and dinas dimalchusa #2007269
    ujm
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    Mr. Weiss is no more relevant than any other Reform/OO/Conservative clergyman.

    in reply to: Shorts #2007181
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    L’havdil, President Bush would stand when speaking to his father, President Bush Sr.

    in reply to: Sleeping in the sukkah #2007158
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    Avira, how are people in America today any more in danger than the Yidden were for the last 2500 years in Europe or in Bovel?

    Au contraire.

    What you’re suggesting is a get out of jail free card for anyone, anywhere, that can always completely abrogate the Halacha.

    in reply to: Sleeping in the sukkah #2007114
    ujm
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    Reb Eliezer, if the weather isn’t cold then bochorim (as well as married men who aren’t allowed to be with their wife) have no excuse, lchol hadeios, to not sleep in the Succah.

    in reply to: Sleeping in the sukkah #2006976
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    Mods, any idea why this thread isn’t showing up on the recent threads list, on the main page of the coffee room?

    let me work on it…

    in reply to: Where is the line between halacha and dinas dimalchusa #2006836
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    Meir: Dina Dmalchusa only applies to monetary obligations to the State/government. Not to other individuals. The latter follow Choshen Mishpat, as you said.

    in reply to: Where is the line between halacha and dinas dimalchusa #2006777
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    The Ran in Nedarim paskens that dina dmalchusa is completely not applicable in Eretz Yisroel. For the very reason Avira mentioned. Since dina dmalchusa is only applicable in the first place since we need to repay the local king for his allowing us to live in his country, so we must pay his taxes, etc (dina dmalchusa). But every Jew has an automatic Torah right to live in Eretz Yisroel. It isn’t dependent on the local monarch’s permission or graciousness. Therefore, dina dmalchusa does not apply in Eretz Yisroel.

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2006769
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    No one has still addressed the real outright halachic issue that the lace is parted and the lace is not lined, therefore you can see the woman’s real hair beneath the lace wig. Therefore, this wig doesn’t fully cover the hair.

    How’s a lace wig different than going in public with uncovered hair?

    in reply to: Sleeping in the sukkah #2006767
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    Is there any limud zchus for non-married guys who r’l don’t sleep in the Succah?

    Regarding married men, the discussion above got zapped. What’s the basis for the limud zchus and when is it applicable? What excuse is there for those it isn’t applicable for?

    in reply to: Where is the line between halacha and dinas dimalchusa #2006723
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    aIY: I don’t have the mekor offhand, but the OP is correct that dina dmalchusa is generally only applicable in issues regarding monetary obligations issued by the government.

    in reply to: Where is the line between halacha and dinas dimalchusa #2006720
    ujm
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    Halacha ALWAYS takes precedence over secular law (dina dmalchusa), when in conflict.

    in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2006687
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    A course in self home improvement is needed first. Then a course in consumer electronics repair is needed. Only after that should a car repair course be done.

    in reply to: Shorts #2006683
    ujm
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    Moshe: You don’t see an issue with a guy walking down Kings Highway in his bathing suit and a towel?

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2006678
    ujm
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    The lace is parted and the lace is not lined, therefore you can see the woman’s real hair beneath the lace sheitel.

    Hence, this sheitel doesn’t fully cover her hair. Lace wigs aren’t different than walking in the street bareheaded.

    in reply to: Shorts #2006611
    ujm
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    Men or women?

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2006402
    ujm
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    The lace is parted and the lace is not lined, therefore you can see the woman’s real hair beneath the lace sheitel.

    Hence, this sheitel doesn’t fully cover her hair.

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2006260
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    Yaakov: Can you tell the difference between someone wearing a sheitel versus someone bareheaded?

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2006192
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    Yabia: Why do you follow the Christian calendar? We Jews are in year 5781. You are far far behind.

    in reply to: The Lace Sheitel thread #2006124
    ujm
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    Tznius has gone out the window in many places.

    in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2006050
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    Lostspark: Why don’t you simply tell them “no”? Or tell them you’ll need to charge them a fee.

    in reply to: Time to start davening Rosh HaShsnah morning #2005990
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    CS, we’re obligated to worry about yenem. Both materially AND spiritually.

    in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2005911
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    Lostspark: Do you say the same about people who informally ask for help from a doctor, lawyer or computer expert they daven with, live near or are friends or family with?

    in reply to: Car Repair courses needed in Lakewood #2005787
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    GHD, don’t be such a fein-schmecker and simply buy an older car.

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