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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.March 26, 2023 5:39 am at 5:39 am in reply to: Professional education #2176961
Yseribus: A plain and fresh programmer straight out of college with a BS, can make six figures or close to it.March 25, 2023 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm in reply to: Get Refusal & Shidduch references #2176781
AJ: It is Halachicly forbidden to have a girlfriend. (See Igros Moshe E.H. 4:60 for the Halachic citations.) The crowd that openly has girlfriends and proudly watches Hollywood flicks with miniskirted (and far worse) people is obviously going to have far more arayos than the crowd that doesn’t have girlfriends or watch movies.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 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.