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  • in reply to: is Yeshiva system making talmiday chachamim? or stifling them? #2097539
    ujm
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    It’s difficult to tell whether the OP is serious or not.

    in reply to: Regents #2097376
    ujm
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    I woke up from my mid-afternoon nap very well rested only to find myself chuckling while trying to drink my tea with crumb cake when reading our two in-house “godols” getting all bent out of shape over their lack of a sense of humor (or humour, for those on the other side of the pond.) Of course the second comment in this thread (that is the first after the OP, for those lacking a primary education), effectively making the same drollery. (crack open your dictionary) — and doing it before myself, resulted in no such umbrage, reprimand or chastisement.

    Nothing to do with an inferiority complex, certainly.

    in reply to: Regents #2097246
    ujm
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    Get the answer key beforehand.

    in reply to: Let’s Say Republicans Win the Midterm Elections? #2097210
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    Reb Eliezer, who is “them”?

    N0m: Compared to the countries in the rest of Europe and the world, Hungary’s economy has done better comparatively. Hungary has made great friendships with Poland, the United States (over the last four years) and other likeminded countries. Being so-called “isolated” from EU bureaucrats in Brussels, coming mainly from self-importance thinking Germans and French, is no loss.

    The Orban Administration has been the most frum Yid friendly, both on personal levels and more importantly on policy levels, than any other European country. Hungary has one of the largest European populations of Jews. I have no idea what you’re referring to with your reference to “Zionist”, but Hungary has established a great relationship with Israel over the last ten years.

    in reply to: Let’s Say Republicans Win the Midterm Elections? #2097114
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    Benny: Prime Minutes Viktor Orban is a blessing for Hungary, the world and for Klal Yisroel. He is a democrat and has a landslide mandate for the electorate.

    Your only complaint about the election is that the Hungarian media is supposedly highly supportive of Orban and doesn’t give enough positive airtime to the left-wing candidates. (You have no complaints about Big Media supporting the left around the world and attacking conservatives.) Tough luck. After you make as much noise and define Biden as a strongman, since the U.S. media is far far more in the pocket of the Left and of the Democrat Party than the Hungarian media is for Orban, then you can come back with your complaints.

    Hungary is a member of the European Union and NATO, even if they don’t kiss the EU bureaucrats behind with every demand. They are as democratic as the United Kingdom and any number of other European countries. Your dislike of Hungary and the Hungarian electorate for consistently supporting conservatism and conservative candidates notwithstanding.

    Freedom House, since the end of the Cold War, is a very left-wing outlet.

    May the RBS”O soon bless the United States of America to have a democrat leader elected by the American people with as much spine and positive energy and ideas as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    in reply to: Politics #2096536
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    N0m: Iran commits much worse and more frequent human rights violations and supporting terrorism by proxy than Saudia Arabia.

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2096360
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    N0m: which her? And what if she has very expensive standards?

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2096344
    ujm
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    Syag, have you helped them apply for SNAP, so that they can get food?

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2096339
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    Do you know any American Jews who lack food? I mean anyone; working people, Kollel people, retirees, seniors, children, men, women, etc.

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2096262
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    moish — No, they didn’t. Breaking a few windows, dressing like clowns and yelling like hyenas to hang Pence aren’t the hallmarks of a coup. They’re examples of idiocy with no particular goals other than to get 15 minutes of fame.

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2096250
    ujm
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    Chazal didn’t make Halacha; Hashem did. Chazal explained it.

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2096215
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    I think Jack would applaud (probably quietly) if a conservative justice (or preferably to him, multiple) was assassinated. Especially if Biden got to replace him (or them.)

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2096212
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    “ujm – to answer your question: it is far worse to try to overthrow the govt.”

    moish: No one seriously tried to overthrow the government or had any dreams of such a thing by trespassing into the Capital building. The overdramatization and hyperbole employed by Democrats and their State media (NBC CBS ABC CNN NYT WaPo etc) are just that.

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2096201
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    N0m: On the same token, a wife isn’t allowed to spend her husband’s money (which, Halachicly, includes the money she earns) without her husband’s explicit permission. Otherwise, he has the right to reclaim any money she spent from whoever she paid it to.

    in reply to: Kesuba vs Kollel #2096168
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    Abba and Imma WANT to pay. Who are you to deny them the zchus of Limud HaTorah, by demanding they cannot pay for Limud HaTorah, even through they want to?

    in reply to: Opulence Worshippers #2095962
    ujm
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    Walking by most newsstands in kosher stores, there are full racks of magazines dedicated to opulence. In fact, the most popular “frum” weeklies are exactly that.

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2095793
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    During the BLM/Antifa riots you had violent Far Left thugs attacking police, killing innocent people and police officers, burning down buildings and causing tens of billions of dollars in damages nationwide, mostly in deep blue Big Cities. This occurred over a period of many months.

    On January 6 you had a small number of agitators take advantage of a peaceful political rally to trespass and damage some property in one government building over a period of about three hours.

    Which is the above two incidents is far worse, any rational person can easily answer.

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2095777
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    You must also differentiate between the 100% fully legal and appropriate First Amendment protected political rally held by the President and thousands of patriotic Americans on January 6th from the small number of agitators who trespassed into the Capital building and damaged property (and led others to unwittingly trespass since the police didn’t stop them from entering restricted parts of the building.)

    in reply to: WWRAS-What would R’ Aharon zt”l say? #2095770
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    Rav Ahron would be immensely proud of what Lakewood has achieved and spread, not just through Lakewood, but throughout the entire United States and other countries.

    in reply to: Commemoration of the 20th of Sivan #2095759
    ujm
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    The descendents of the Cossacks are today receiving their just comeuppance (or to use the lingo of millennials, karma) for Tach V’Tat.

    in reply to: Slavery — The Torah True Way (with Reb HaLeiVi) #2095736
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    AAQ: No one here every suggested unrestricted slavery. Like almost everything in life, slavery is 100% permitted with the relevant regulations.

    We also have a Brocha that we aren’t a woman. Are you suggesting, therefore, that being a woman isn’t the ideal state for humans?

    in reply to: Jan 6, the Titanic, and our Democracy #2095722
    ujm
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    January 6 was not nearly as bad as the Far Left media and Democrats falsely portray it. It was a mildly violent protest and trespassing by a relatively small group.

    BLM/Antifa riots was far more than 100x worse.

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095683
    ujm
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    The blood pressure tactic was rather common during the draft. Your maaisalech are hardly common.

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2095623
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    AJ: I find the last two of your three maaisas hard to believe occurred as you described them.

    in reply to: WWRAS-What would R’ Aharon zt”l say? #2095622
    ujm
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    What rally in Philly today are you talking about?

    OP/Rocky: The five concerns you identified (other than the last one, which isn’t a criticism but rather your opinion of what should be) are, by far, the exception. And inapplicable to most Kollel Yungerleit.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095620
    ujm
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    You’re missing that Americans have better entertainment than tuning into this political theatre.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095466
    ujm
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    The purpose of the dog and pony show is to score political points for the Democrats. Unfortunately for them, it isn’t succeeding.

    ujm
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    CTL: Laura had an accident when she was NOT drunk. Pelosi was a drunken driver.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2095378
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    mentsch1: How do you think mishpachas with 10 children k’h (with one wife) “make it” financially? Just like they can and do with the RBS”O’s help and Siyata Dishmaya, so can Yiddishe mishpochos with 2 or 3 wives.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095315
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    Reb Eliezer, Nero was a tzadik and a ger tzedek; Trump is an Oheiv Yisroel and an American hero.

    in reply to: Let’s Say Republicans Win the Midterm Elections? #2095310
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    Benny: You shouldn’t lick up all the drivel that the left-wing Big Media feeds you. Orban is a democratically elected leader and no strongman. He fought to the Soviet Communists to eject them from Hungary and has served admirabl6 every term the Hungarian people have chosen to elect him as their President. He is also an Oheiv Yisroel, as the cherry on the top.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095255
    ujm
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    The “hearings” are just a dog and pony show.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095028
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    er: That’s like advocating you cannot have an opinion on Hitler unless you read Mein Kampf. This Democrat garbage is no different.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095029
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    er: That’s like advocating you cannot have an opinion on Hitler unless you read Mein Kampf. This Democrat garbage is no different.

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095007
    ujm
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    This is pure Democrat political theater. Virtually the only networks carrying it are Democrat aligned and/or left-wing so-called “news” outlets, such as NBC/ABC/CBS/PBS/NPR etc., all having been spouting far left garbage for the last 60+ years.

    in reply to: Let’s Say Republicans Win the Midterm Elections? #2094825
    ujm
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    Orban is doing great in Hungary. America needs its own Orban.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094793
    ujm
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    “just don’t take wives that did not finish high school/seminary yet.”

    Those wives are the most wholesome, temimusdik, happy, Yorei Shamayim and best mothers.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094794
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    mentsch1: Why are you assuming that the divorced women’s children will need to be supported by the step-father (her new husband) rather than by their natural father (her ex)?

    in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2094781
    ujm
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    The so-called “hearings” are simply political theater. It is worthy of airtime only on Comedy Central.

    in reply to: N95 masks with exhalation valves #2094692
    ujm
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    Who is discouraging exhalation valves? (And what is their reasoning for doing so?)

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2094670
    ujm
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    “Why would I sit shiva for someone I don’t know”

    Because Hashem said you should.

    in reply to: nichum aveilim when one doesn’t know the niftar/family #2094669
    ujm
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    “I was at a lost for words when he looked at me expectantly.”

    You need to wait for the avol to start the conversation. You should not.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094662
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    mentsch1: I’ve mentioned earlier that this inyan will mostly be applicable to wealthy men.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094633
    ujm
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    “it will magnify the divorce crisis”

    I don’t think so. What I do think is that it’ll make it easier for divorcees to remarry.

    “most kesubas explicitly have a clause that the husband won’t take another wife.”

    And most marriages will remain monogamous. This’ll only be for a minority of marriages.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094498
    ujm
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    Only the Teimanim held of polygamy in recent history.

    Moroccans and other non-Ashkenazim have living Jews who practiced it. It isn’t only Teimanim.

    So yes, “exceedingly rare” in the sense that it was something practiced by a minority of one single Jewish ethnicity.

    That is a mistaken notion. Au contraire. Enforcing monogomy is what’s practiced by a minority of one single Jewish ethnicity — namely, Ashkenazim. All non-Ashkenazic groups permit plural marriages. In fact, Chacham Ovadia Yosef zt’l was a very vocal supporter of it, and several times, on the record and available on recordings from his famous Motzei Shabbos shiurim insisted that Sephardim today should be permitted to have multiple wives. He was upset that the secular state outlawed it outside any binding halachic process. Indeed, the only reason it tapered off among non-Ashkenazim in general, is because the goyim/secular states most non-Ashkenazim move to in the last number of decades prevents them from engaging in it. From a purely Torah perspective it is fully permitted. If, as today seems very plausible if not likely, the various non-Jewish governments no longer pursue preventing plural marriages, then there’s every reason to believe non-Ashkenazim will immediately re-engage in their natural right they enjoy al pi halacha, already. And as has been pointed out, even for Ashkenazim Cherem R”G was initially setup with a built-in expiration date. Even though it was extended by later Rabbonim, current Ashkenazic Gedolim could decide it has outlived its usefulness and recognize that Rabbeinu Gershom himself set for the Cherem to expire and thus once again permit it.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094324
    ujm
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    I explained it’s infrequency, despite legality, above. Another obvious reason is mathematics. That said, I wouldn’t characterize it as “exceedingly rare”, with Teimanim being Exhibit A. It was not that rare among Teimanim, even in the current modern era. Some even had more than two wives.

    ujm
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    Reb Eliezer, there’s a similar story of the Klausenberger Rebbe zt’l giving his socks to a girl in the DP camp, after the war.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094267
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    Zvei Dinim: Do you happen to know the Maare Makom for Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg or more detailed context of when he permits it?

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094208
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    Yaakov: The Fundamentalist Mormons openly practice it in the United States for the last 100+ years without legal issues (as long as it doesn’t involve underage spouses.) Furthermore, Supreme Court precedence from recent years makes clear that the State cannot interfere in such marital/religious rituals.

    Interjection: Even if practiced, only a small minority of men and women would actually desire to engage in such marriages, out of both economic considerations and personal preferences, so it is unlikely to cause a reverse Shidduch Crisis. I don’t foresee a groundswell of women signing up to be a second wife, unless they’re part of the Shidduch Crisis of those previously unable to find a husband.

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2094199
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    Dr. Pepper:

    Yidden in Europe having guns, big or small, in the 1930s would NOT have helped one iota. Do you seriously think we could have outgunned the Nazis ym’s?! Who are you kidding. If we were to shoot our enemies they’d have come with 100 truckloads of Gestapo and SS men to simply gun down every Yid within 100 miles of the gunfight. It would have been counterproductive and resulted in far more Jewish deaths.

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