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April 25, 2023 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2184095
College today is 1,000 times worse than 50 years ago, when the Gedolei Yisroel, even back then, said it is forbidden.April 25, 2023 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm in reply to: What are your thoughts about Kennedy?? #2184071
Jackk: Hilary was a bigger political nobody when she used her last name and husband to run for the Senate.April 24, 2023 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm in reply to: What are your thoughts about Kennedy?? #2183742
This Kennedy is a lot better than Ted Kennedy ever was.April 24, 2023 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2183604
Hadofi: You’re agreeing with the point. As the girls get more secular education than the boys, and yet there’s no evidence boys have a greater OTD issue than girls, there’s no correlation between less secular ed and OTD.April 24, 2023 7:37 am at 7:37 am in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2183289
interjection: very high rate is an exaggeration. But your point about girls does refute the premise that the fault is about too much Limudei/too little secular.April 23, 2023 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm in reply to: The Five Most Likeliest Candidates to be Moshiach #2183212
Dear N0m: The point of my list was to respond to another Yid here asking that other potential candidates be named.April 23, 2023 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm in reply to: The Five Most Likeliest Candidates to be Moshiach #2183187
Someday: Are you able to identify which four you’re referring to, as I cannot ascertain whom you are referencing, or thereby address your issues.April 23, 2023 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm in reply to: The Five Most Likeliest Candidates to be Moshiach #2183100
CS, was your comment about the Reform that you believe the Reform are starting to do more Mitzvos because of Lubavitch?April 23, 2023 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm in reply to: reb shayala brother #2183098
You can go to the kever of the Chofetz Chaim’s Rebbetzin in Queens as well.April 23, 2023 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm in reply to: Lo sichanem #2183097
Avira, Yasher Koach. You’ve said everything that needs to be said on this.April 23, 2023 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm in reply to: What are your thoughts about Kennedy?? #2183050
You didn’t hear about the curse the Rov put on the Kennedy family?April 23, 2023 2:33 am at 2:33 am in reply to: The Five Most Likeliest Candidates to be Moshiach #2182953
Someday: Obviously we disagree. You haven’t identified whom you’re referring to, so I can’t individually address your allegations. But, I should add, the first two I forgot to specify which Rabbonim with those titles I was referring to, which I suspect you may have misidentified (and, thus, you’ll withdraw your comment in regards to). In both cases I was referring to the Rabbonim who assumed those titles already before the Holocaust.April 23, 2023 12:03 am at 12:03 am in reply to: The Five Most Likeliest Candidates to be Moshiach #2182932
CS: “I’m just wondering if anyone else has another current leader in mind as a suitable candidate.”
If by current you’re referring to those who lived in the lifetime of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, here are some suitable candidates:
Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski
Rav Elchonon Wasserman
Rav Gershon EdelsteinApril 23, 2023 12:03 am at 12:03 am in reply to: Elementary Mathematical Equation #2182923
AAQ: How would you express the following equation more precisely (or is it simple enough, already)?
3-3×6+2April 21, 2023 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm in reply to: Yeshivish Clothing #2182788
Avram, Philly is really a bit NY-like? It’s been a long time since I was there, but I believe it was in suburban Philadelphia where we were behind more than a handful of cars waiting for the light, and when it went green the car in front for some reason took almost 30 seconds to start moving. And not a single car blew their horn. They all waited like they had all the time in the world. It impressed me so much I still remember it decades later.April 21, 2023 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm in reply to: Elementary Mathematical Equation #2182764
Apparently you can have a legitimate machlokes even in mathematics.April 20, 2023 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm in reply to: Yeshivish Clothing #2182680
If driving customs are based on local minhagim, how is anyone not from the area to know what the local driving customs are, given that there are thousands of different jurisdictions in the United States alone, with most people coming from any one particular area but potentially driving through many other areas outside their own town or city.April 20, 2023 9:24 am at 9:24 am in reply to: Elementary Mathematical Equation #2182446
What is 2x/3y-1 if x=9 and y=2 ?April 20, 2023 9:24 am at 9:24 am in reply to: Elementary Mathematical Equation #2182445
Dr. Pepper: …”a/b/c. Is it (a/b)/c or a/(b/c)?”
What logic could argue for a/(b/c)? (a/b)/c is following your original equation left-to-right.
In the OP’s example you could invoke left to right. Or you could invoke the basis of prioritizing the touching rule. The left to right only became prevalent with the advent of calculators. Prior to the widespread use of calculators (i.e. within the last less than hundred years) the generally accepted convention was to prioritize touching — such as 2(2+2). Of course that’s only applicable where they otherwise hold equal priority, such as multiplication and division.April 19, 2023 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm in reply to: Looking to buy a watch in Manhattan #2182394
takah: The Zionists lack decent watches for sale in their experimental State?April 18, 2023 10:20 am at 10:20 am in reply to: Is every Rav now a Gaon as well? #2181950
It is age irrelevant, in my opinion. Every (married) Yid should be referred to as Reb Yankel (or whatever his name is). And every bachor should be referred to as Habachor Shimon (or whatever his name is).April 17, 2023 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2181779
The official royal invitation to the coronation states:
“The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla …
Queen Camilla is given equal billing to King Charles. This is also in line with tradition in how recent previous British Kings titled and referred to their wife simply as Her Majesty and Queen (generally without any reference to Consort).April 16, 2023 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm in reply to: Finland Joins NATO #2181424
mdd: You don’t think it is reasonable to Finland to fear a Russian territorial grab sometime in the next 35 years given that Russia has made territorial grabs against many neighboring states over the last 35 years?
Finland, too, was once part of the Russian Empire.April 16, 2023 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm in reply to: Is every Rav now a Gaon as well? #2181397
SR: OO rabbis are also never referred to as Gaon, regardless of how much they know.April 14, 2023 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2181072
Reb Eliezer, Google: coronation title queen camillaApril 14, 2023 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm in reply to: Is every Rav now a Gaon as well? #2181019
Since when does Yated, Hamodia or YWN get to decide what anyone’s rabbinic title is? They’re just journalists; nothing more.April 14, 2023 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2181016
Her official title, in full, is now: Her Majesty Queen Camilla. She is receiving equal billing on the official invitations to the coronation of herself and the King. No more queen “consort” as part of her title.April 14, 2023 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm in reply to: The Five Most Likeliest Candidates to be Moshiach #2181002
Reb Eliezer: Vi shteit?April 14, 2023 9:27 am at 9:27 am in reply to: Is every Rav now a Gaon as well? #2180994
Is every plumber who got smicha somewhere a rabbi? When calling to unclog the toilet, must we refer to him as Rabbi Finkelstein?April 11, 2023 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm in reply to: Finland Joins NATO #2180737
Turkey is blocking NATO from accepting Sweden until Sweden deports Kurdish terrorists to Turkey.
This is a transliteration to another language, using a different alphabet. There’s no official rules or right and wrong.April 5, 2023 10:42 am at 10:42 am in reply to: Finland Joins NATO #2180235
MDD: Why would Finland want to make a “stunt”?
akuperma: What is this “big rumble” you’re referring to?April 4, 2023 12:33 am at 12:33 am in reply to: I have to say, It hurts me. It really does. #2179790
O Torah, thou art the light that guides us,
The path that leads us home.
Thou art the source of our strength,
The wellspring of our hope.
Thou teachest us to love our neighbor,
To care for the poor and the needy.
Thou teachest us to be honest and just,
To walk in the ways of righteousness.
Thou art the source of our wisdom,
The fountain of our knowledge.
Thou art the key to our understanding,
The gateway to our salvation.
We praise thee, O Torah,
We exalt thee, O Law.
We will follow thy teachings,
We will keep thy commandments.
For thou art the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through thee.
We are grateful for thy guidance,
We are thankful for thy protection.
We will never forget thy love,
We will never forsake thy word.
Praise be to thee, O Torah,
Praise be to the G-d of Israel.
Oh Torah Judaism,
A faith of virtues and wisdom,
A way of life that’s full of grace,
And a path that’s hard to replace.
With kindness and compassion,
And love for all creation,
You teach us to be humble,
And never ever grumble.
With charity and generosity,
And a heart full of sincerity,
You show us how to give,
And how to truly live.
With faith and devotion,
And a spirit full of emotion,
You guide us through life’s journey,
And help us find our destiny.
Oh Torah Judaism,
A faith that’s full of light,
May your virtues shine forever,
And your wisdom guide us right.April 2, 2023 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #2179408
Rocky, I just looked up which hechsher they used. It happens to that is one of the most reliable, well established, trustworthy and oldest hechsherim around that is virtually universally accepted.
I know nothing of the dispute you’re referring to, but despite the position on that dispute that you’ve taken and enumerated, even assuming you have the basics correct, it can be well assumed that the hechsher had legs for their statement and/or had a legitimate reason to believe what they stated — even if their might have been another legitimate side to the dispute.April 2, 2023 1:06 am at 1:06 am in reply to: Erez Yisrael or stay in Galut? #2179234
Besalel: The intermarriage rate in Israel is much higher than acknowledged. This is because of the huge number of fake conversions the Zionists conduct. These Goyim then, often, marry real Jews, but statistically they’re not counted as intermarriage since the Goyim are counted as Jews.
Baltimore: Many of those Russians are Halachic Goyim.April 2, 2023 1:06 am at 1:06 am in reply to: Hand Matzos vs Machine Matzos #2179233
Was their hechsher any worse than OU?March 28, 2023 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm in reply to: Full service gas during a labor shortage #2178110
They’ve been trying to change that law for decades, already, without success.March 28, 2023 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm in reply to: Should girls wait for older sisters to get married? #2177983
Chazal tell us to check out a girl’s brothers, and insure that they are of good caliber, before deciding to marry her. Because your children will inherit the same traits as your wife’s brothers.March 28, 2023 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm in reply to: Mi Shebeirach for Israel and the Soldiers #2177982
Lakewhut: It’s better to live in Southern Lebanon than in Eilat.
The Canadian police and army also protects Jews.March 28, 2023 12:05 am at 12:05 am in reply to: Mi Shebeirach for Israel and the Soldiers #2177610
Because we make a misheberach for the President. Not for the army. And not for a foreign country and army.March 27, 2023 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm in reply to: Lessons Learned from the False Arrest of the Innocent Tzadik in Flatbush #2177588
N0: Qualified immunity only applies to the officers as individuals; it does not protect the department or entity as a whole.March 27, 2023 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm in reply to: Flying to Israel #2177422
Assuming the anarchists in Israel end their shutdown of Ben Gurion airport; as of now their are no flights into or out of the State of Israel.March 27, 2023 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm in reply to: Lessons Learned from the False Arrest of the Innocent Tzadik in Flatbush #2177405
Does the “condemn all Jews’ crowd of Dofi, Dorah, Amil, et al wish to comment?
Or, perhaps, they were hoping that once the news cycle ended with reports of false accusations of criminal behavior — but the complete exoneration of an innocent and upright citizen is never reported by the same hate based “mainstream news media”, that we’d all forget about their immediate condemnations.March 27, 2023 10:34 am at 10:34 am in reply to: Mods? Mods? #2177331
Mods, “benToiroh’s” posts have been going straight to spam for the last half of week.March 26, 2023 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm in reply to: Should girls wait for older sisters to get married? #2177044
5TR: You didn’t date until your older brother got engaged? How old were you when your brother got engaged? How old were you when you got engaged?
Also, you say he “waited till he was 30”. He took his time/wasn’t ready or he was actively looking but didn’t find till then?March 26, 2023 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2177043
Avira, would you consider many MO conversions potentially invalid, given the issues you outlined?March 26, 2023 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2177042
The RCA prenup results in a Get Me’usa when the husband gives a Get to avoid the monetary costs stipulated in the prenup even though he doesn’t otherwise want to give it (despite having signed before marriage). This is despite the RCA’s verbal gymnastics trying to call it mezonos, when al pi Halacha it is too high a dollar figure to be considered mezonos (even if you try calling it that) and it is Halachicly considered a knaas (which even his original agreement doesn’t alleviate the Halachic problem of knaas) to pressure him to divorce; and thereby resulting in a Get Me’usa.March 26, 2023 5:39 am at 5:39 am in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2176962
N0: False citation of Rambam. Rambam absolutely does not say these two groups have the same extent and degree of arayos issues as each other. They are most certainly far from equal between the two groups I cited.