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000646: Yes, indeed there are. R’ Miller has more followers than you could ever count.December 30, 2008 3:04 am at 3:04 am in reply to: BREAKING: Lipa to do another concert – “The Event”? #630142
yossiea: you are a rusha; anyone that talks about the Gedolim like that, is sure to end up in gehenim.
Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch is the antithesis of the MO.
What dd posted is quite vile. How that rant made it, is the question. He is the antithesis of Torah-true Jew. I hope he doesn’t represent the typical mo man on the street; but I think he does.
America, Israel and Poland are sending up a two year shuttle mission with one astronaut from each country. Since it’s going to be two years up there, each may take any form of entertainment weighing 150 pound or less. The American approaches the NASA board and asks to take his 100 lb. TV and lounge chair. They approve.
The Israeli astronaut says, “I’ve always wanted to learn Shas. I want the 150 lb. Artscroll Shas to learn with.” The NASA board approves.
The Polish astronaut thinks for a second and says, “It’s gonna be two years up there. I want 150 pounds of the best Cuban cigars ever made.” Again, NASA okays it.
Two years later, the shuttle lands and everyone is gathered outside the shuttle to see what each astronaut got out of his personal entertainment. The American steps out and begins discussing major sporting events from the last two years. The crowd cheers. The Israeli astronaut steps out and makes a 10 minute drosho in absolutely perfect aramaic. The crowd doesn’t understand a word of it, but they’re impressed and they cheer.
The Polish astronaut stomps out, clenches the podium until his knuckles turn white, glares at the first row waving a chewed up cigar at them and says:
“Anybody got a match?”
A German walks onto a bus with a duck on his head and sits down next to a chasid.
The chasid asks “Where’d you get the pig?”
The German replied “It’s not a pig, it’s a duck.”
Said the chasid, “I was talking to the duck.”
(I thought I saw these here, but can’t find ’em.)December 15, 2008 4:03 am at 4:03 am in reply to: Television: A Cry of Anguish and Appeal to Our Jewish Brethren 📺 #1192854
ilini07 – You are a Rasha. I’ve never seen anyone besmirch a tzaddik like you.December 15, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am in reply to: Television: A Cry of Anguish and Appeal to Our Jewish Brethren 📺 #1192846
its absolutely hilarious how hes unable to give a single name of a rabbi in all the world and still tries to avoid an answer!
Even with the minority of carriers that provide that detail, it is not complete. If the caller blocked their phone #, in the majority of times the number will not appear on the itemized statement. Have you never seen an incoming call on your bill that lacked a number? I don’t think you – or anyone – can make such a claim. (And this is in addition to the ingenuity of the youth I alluded to previously, that will enable them to take counter measures to even normal blocking and itemization.)December 8, 2008 5:13 am at 5:13 am in reply to: The Yetzer Hara of Bitul Zman – Online – Internet Addiction? #1076962
What is a “sponsor”? And what does your sponsor do?
mw13, Kids are naturally versatile, intuitive, astute, and clever. They WILL find ways around “blocks”. They can even find ways around their activity appearing on the monthly detail section. Trust me, it can be done, it has been done, and it will be done.
And this is aside from the dangers involved from unfettered VOICE ONLY access. Surely you are not oblivious that unfettered access to RECEIVE (which are not detailed on the bill where it originated from) voice calls can be catastrophic?
You are playing with fire. People HAVE gotten burnt, and worse…
Next Random Question:
What was the conflict between America and Briton that triggered the War of 1812?
What suraschier wrote in the original post of this thread, is so true and relevant for every one of us.
mw13, au contraire. I’ve heard way too many horror stories of what happened to innocent children whose parents foolishly let roam with a cell phone. I shudder to even think of the details.December 8, 2008 3:43 am at 3:43 am in reply to: What To Do While Waiting For The Coffee Room To Be Updated #1192544
I was wondering… who else around here waits (besides dont have internet) for the coffee room to be updated everytime?
mdlevine, Is the project for both men and women? tizku lmitzvos
I agree with Joseph & BYM.
Who was the 13th President of the U.S.?
BTW what is the big secret here? Its no secret who the Editor is… its been mentioned in mainstream publications like Mishpacha Magazine.December 8, 2008 3:20 am at 3:20 am in reply to: The Yetzer Hara of Bitul Zman – Online – Internet Addiction? #1076959
Truthfully, this cr should be shut down. It would increase productivity, and Limud Torah.
Anyone know the source for cholent (Ashkenaz or Sefard)?
dont have internet, how’d you sign up if you didn’t have internet?
Why would anyone want to risk their child’s life with a cell phone? Sure its possible they may get away unscathed. But why risk destroying their spiritual/ruchniyos life?
Back to the original topic:
What is Your Hashkafic Affiliation?
How about a setting to change ones screen name. (It used to exist, but disappeared.)
“Sweethearts, by you, you are Park Avenue, by your wife you are Park Avenue, but by an anti-Semite you are a Hasid.”
How true that is.
Photograph their customers entering (it is legal to photograph a public street and its occupants), post them onlinr, let them know you are doing so and are willing to stop if the drop their billboard.
Very dangerous tool.
Q. Why did the chicken cross the street?
A. He wanted to get to the other side.
Yup, traveled to Hong Kong for Shabbas, said he was in Jersey when asked after Shabbas, but VPN’d into his Jersey dsl account from Hong Kong – since those HK isp’s must block yw as contrary to Chinese law, so he especially tunneled through his dsl and used the slower connection.November 14, 2008 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm in reply to: Tenor of Discussion on YWN: When Discussions Become Acrimonious #625752
My (Orthodox) “Rav”, gives the thumbs up on driving to shul on shabbas.
Who’s words do you respect more, Shulchon Orach written 100’s of years ago, or your “Rabbi”?
(Besides he knows of the competition, and that his earnest parishioners will leave to the other “Orthodox” temple in town, who’s Reverend would be more than glad to accept new members and accept their donations, by accommodating their “religious” desires.)
sam, sheesh you have no sense of humor. It was a JOKE!
And coming from from you who always gets into verbal spars with just about EVERYONE you ever comment about.
Itzik: You speak both from the heard and from the mind.
“Friends don’t let friends vote Democrat…”
I like the history lesson from this article…
Everyone (or most people) knew Obama associates himself with shady characters.
I like the history lesson from this article…
One mistake you make is saying “there are two indisputable facts”. In fact, you should say that “there are THREE indisputable facts”.
Your two were:
1. there will always be many drunks in shul on simchas torah
2. there will always be laytzanus by mussuf after wards
If those two assumptions are “givens”, as you claim, the third “indisputable fact” is:
3. there will always be people who defend sheim shmayim and protest this unacceptable laytzanus
Are you in Lakewood?
shtultzy, so which side of the argument are you taking?
Rebbe Rashab (5th Lubavitcher Rebbe) on Zionism:
The Lubavitcher Rebbe:
From all the writings of the Zionists we can clearly see that their main aim and activity is to create the impression among the Jewish People that the whole purpose of the Torah and the commandments is merely to strengthen national feeling. This theory can easily be adopted by the youth who regard themselves as instruments prepared for the fulfillment of the Zionist ideal. They regard themselves as completely liberated form Torah and the commandments. They think nationalism has replaced religion… When Herzl was in the Holy Land he was far removed from G-d. He OPENLY PROFANED THE TORAH BY ENTERING THE HOLY CITY ON THE SABBATH. HE WENT TO THE SITE OF THE SANCTUARY WHICH EVEN FROM A HUMAN POINT OF VIEW HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE, THUS OPENLY PROFANING THE SABBATH IN THE HOLY CITY, AND IN THE PLACE OF HIS TEMPLE, DOING EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF G-D. In order to influence our brethren in favor of the Zionist aspiration for an independent nation and government, they have no alternative but to lead the people astray from the path of of Torah and the commandments, or at least, to weaken their attachment as much as possible SO THAT NATIONALISM SHOULD PREVAIL OVER TORAH, BECAUSE IT IS KNOWN THAT THOSE ATTACHED TO THE TORAH ARE UNLIKELY TO CHANGE AND ACCEPT SOME OTHER FORM OF FAITH. It is surely clear that the Zionists not only are not approaching Judaism, but that they entirely destroy Jewish souls in intentionally TAKING AWAY FROM THEM EVEN THE HIDDEN AND MYSTICAL FEELING IN THEIR SOULS FOR THE TORAH AND THE COMMANDMENTS….
Sholem Ber Schneersohn
“Regarding your question about the Zionists, allow me to respond briefly. Those who assist the Zionists will pay at the Day of Judgment, because they are causing the masses to sin. Therefore, whoever is on the side of G-d and his Torah shall not join with evildoers and not become attached to them. On the contrary, they should oppose them as much as possible.”
Your friend in truth, Shalom Dov Ber from Lubavitch
The Rebbe also said:
“The Zionists were more clever than the others, since they exchanged nationalism for the Torah and commandments, as Mandelstam wrote publicly, that a Jew doesn’t have to be someone who keeps the commandments , but rather is a Zionist, even if he does not wear phylacteries and does not keep the Sabbath….”
I think I’ll change my ID to lessmodernorthodox, in honor of lesschumras.
Please. Calling us “holier than thou, super machmir, Taliban, judgemental, mean spririted” is hardly civil on your part. YOU HAVE MUCH INTROSPECTION TO DO ON YOUR PART>
I would definitely NOT suggest any books by Mr. Slifkin. Despite all the howls of the liberals, his had at least one book banned by the Gedolim for very good reason.
He actually believes the world is millions of years old.
Now all the liberals on the religious-left can come and defend him, defenseless as he is. (I’m sure if I criticized Moses Mendelsohn, some of the same crown would defend him too.)
torah1, she just wants you to do teshuva.
because pritzus is one of, if not the, biggest pitfalls of our generation. it NEEDS constant rehashing. and obviously the gedolim recognize this and rightfully stress this important topic.
talking about tznius is never too much, just like talking about loshon hora is never too much. if there was a big problem with many people being mchalel shabbos (like there is with people being mchalel tznius) I am certain our gedolim would endlessly be talking about the importance of shmiras shabbos.
btw loshon hora also gets many shiurim.
mariner – count me as having gone to that same yeshiva too. I too believe in shulchan orach. I too don’t think our religion is outdated. I too believe that no part of our Torah has become irrelevant. I too believe that tznius today is no less relevant that it was 2000 years ago.
Its too bad you don’t believe in these Torah values. Maybe its time for you to get off your liberal high horse and return to your religious roots.
yeah. And if you talk too much about Shmiras Shabbos, it is overkill and people will disreagrd Shabbos? And if you talk too much about loshon hora (as we constantly hear about it) is it overkill? And will people then talk loshon hora because it was talked about too much?
Why is it that some people are specifically allergic to hearing about tznius? Could it be that these are the very same folks who disregard tznius in public and don’t want to be called to the carpet about it? Don’t want it to be realized for the sin it is?
Naaaaaa…. couldn’t be.
illini07, I don’t particularly recall posting less-than-nice words about you, but surely can bring truth to those words of yours.
No needs for mechila from me, and presumably vice versa, if necessary.
Have you ever displayed any less-than-nice words to others on these boards? (Surely well-deserved, no doubt…)
PS The first paragraph is a joke.
Next time I’ll post it in Adur.