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  • in reply to: I Worked For The State… #2158530
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    What would you have done had one or more of the parties been Jewish?

    in reply to: I Worked For The State… #2158470
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    The case didn’t involve Jews?

    in reply to: Different Tracks of Modern Orthodoxy #2158340
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    DaMoshe: When you say “tzniusly”, how are you defining that term? A skirt that covers the knees when standing erect but not all other times? If above the knees is exposed when walking, running, bending, going up/down stairs, walking in a mild wind, getting into/out of a car, etc., does that still qualify as tznius in the community you speak of? Does a baseball cap covering “most” of the hair qualify?

    in reply to: When should bochurim start dating? #2158334
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    What if he so-called “isn’t ready” by time he’s Halachicly obligated to be married by?

    in reply to: Who is Yaakov M? #2158135
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    How does he bill himself as the Jewish Sean Hannity? And what does it mean to be the Jewish Sean Hannity?

    in reply to: Different Tracks of Modern Orthodoxy #2158134
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    You have MO shuls with an open parking lot on Shabbos.

    The LWMO is a larger constituency than the RWMO, for the simple reason that any real Ehrlich Yidden left MO, and you can find them today in regular Yeshivish Shuls and Yeshivos everywhere.

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Emanuel Feldman #2158133
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    Historian: Why would the problem be any different after their religious services instead of during?

    in reply to: Ethical Orthodoxy #2157941
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    One very vital point that I think many are overlooking is that labels are meaningless. Including the label of being “Orthodox”. The descriptor “Orthodox” is not something the so-called Orthodox took upon themselves. It was a name (originally intended in a derogatory sense, comparing them to the Christian Orthodox) that was imposed on us by the “non-Orthodox”. It was intended to include anyone that, at the time, didn’t abandon half of the Torah and replace it with (then) modern concepts (i.e. Reform).

    L’maaisa, the point is that labels are absolutely meaningless. A Jew is a Jew. Everything else is irrelevant. Some Jews fully keep the Torah, some mostly, some partially, etc. But they’re all Jews. The rest is commentary.

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Emanuel Feldman #2157903
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    N0m: Would you consider a Reform or Conservative “conversion” to be valid if the “converted” goy didn’t drive on Shabbos?

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Emanuel Feldman #2157503
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    N0m: We do bentch mzumen with a cup of wine.

    in reply to: Shidduchim Between Litvish Girls and Chasidish Boys #2157481
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    Dofi: “Litvish girls can settle for Litvish boys they have little to nothing in common with.”

    Hello, the reason there’s an issue to begin with, is because there aren’t enough Litvish boys for all the Litvish girls.

    It’s common sense that many singles facing the prospect of no martial partner in their preferred cultural settings will accept an alternative with some cultural changes rather than face a lifetime of spinsterhood.

    in reply to: What is the American Airlines Flight Cancellation Process? #2157427
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    If you purchase a refundable ticket, you can get a full refund when cancelling, anytime.

    in reply to: What is Delta Airlines Cancellation policy #2157426
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    If you but a refundable ticket you can get a full refund when cancelling.

    in reply to: Shidduchim Between Litvish Girls and Chasidish Boys #2157272
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    We can certainly get to discussing validating claims. But so far multiple posters requested validation that among Chasidim they have more boys than girls in the shidduch scene; yet not even one poster requested validation that in the Yeshivish shidduch scene there’s more girls than boys. Do you already have a dataset for the Litvish and are only missing the data for the Chasidish, that accounts for why you’re only requesting half the validation?

    In any event, the disparity in numbers among the Chasidish (with their being more boys than girls) can be verified by any number of shadchanim, especially those that specialize for the Chasidish velt or at least have extensive dealings among them. And the issue is present in the general Chasidish world, not limited to only specific Chasiduses.

    in reply to: Shidduchim Between Litvish Girls and Chasidish Boys #2157276
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    As far as the arguments that there is too great a cultural difference between Chasidim and Yeshivish families for cross shidduchim to be viable, you are overlooking the fact that among both the Chasidish world and the Yeshivish world there’s such a wide disparity *within each* as far as cultural norms. On different ends of both spectrums there are certainly both Chasidim and Yeshivish that are not that far off from each other; and perhaps even very close to each other, culturally and religiously. Sometimes the biggest or even only difference might be levush (attire).

    Aside from the above point, suppose there was a notable cultural difference between the two… If the risk is marrying someone with some cultural differences versus the risk of never getting married, I’m certain many singles and their families will choose to marry with cultural changes rather than growing old alone and never marrying.

    in reply to: When should bochurim start dating? #2157173
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    “Which in of itself is based on an assumption that marriage is a matter of age.”

    Chazal, the Gemora, Halacha (Shulchan Aruch), etc, all set age suggestions and age deadlines regarding marriage.

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Emanuel Feldman #2157178
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    N0m: Stop being an apologist for the apikorisus or trying to equate them in any way with Shomrei Torah u’Mitzvos.

    in reply to: Calling Israel #2156965
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    Gadol: If you use your mobile carrier’s direct dial to call international, you’ll likely be paying rates that are very expensive.

    in reply to: Calling Israel #2156893
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    With Localphone.com it’ll cost you 3 cents per minute to landlines and 8 cents per minute to mobile numbers. You can purchase credit in any amount starting from $1.

    They also offer monthly subscriptions of 300 or 600 minutes per month, which can bring down the per minute cost to as low as 2.1 cents for landlines and 4.4 cents for mobile.

    It can be used like a calling card from any phone. Or you can use it to call from your computer, VoIP or from an app on your phone.

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Alexander Lukashenko #2156883
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    Does Kim Jung-un follow this advice?

    in reply to: Place to stay in Yerushalayim #2156660
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    Airbnb or VRBO?

    in reply to: Jews Who Lived Under Muslim Rule #2156637
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    There’s a reason it says, as everyone knows and needs no reminder, Eisev Soneh L’Yaakov rather than Yishmael.

    As an aside, on a slightly tangentially related note, it is forbidden to enter a Church whereas it is not only permitted to enter a Mosque, but one may even daven in a Mosque.

    in reply to: Stop the trend of post going to Brisk and its proxies #2156588
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    AAQ: The idea of asking women to marry later is way off base. With the current issue of a solid percentage of women not being able to get married altogether due to a shortage of men to marry, any woman asked to wait to get married will recoil in horror and panicked fear that a delay may be an indefinite one. From her perspective, the best shot at avoiding being left at the altar with no one, is to get married as early as possible (much like Chazal say and is the Torah way.) She will not accept any suggestions from anyone to delay marriage for an alleged societal benefit, but to her great indefinite detriment.

    in reply to: Stop the trend of post going to Brisk and its proxies #2156587
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    AAQ: Do we have examples of Klal Isroel using polygamy as an emergency solution? Or at least, at the times before R Gershom increasing polygamy from a rare occurrence to a frequent practice?

    No one suggested making polygamy a “frequent practice”. Even permitting it on an infrequent basis, as needed only with rabbinical approval, can alleviate the disparity in numbers. If even a small percentage of husbands took a second wife, that should correct the current imbalance to a great degree.

    in reply to: The Rich and Community Standards #2156576
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    This is new? Its been like this for a thousand years. It isn’t unique to us, either.

    in reply to: Jews Who Lived Under Muslim Rule #2156574
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    Mr. Nodel:

    The Holocaust alone outweighs ALL the Arab atrocities *combined*.

    The Crusades alone outweighs ALL the Arab atrocities *combined*.

    Tach V’tat alone outweighs ALL the Arab atrocities *combined*.

    The Inquisition alone outweighs ALL the Arab atrocities *combined*.

    And the above are just four examples. Stop being a Christian/European apologist.

    And like mentioned previously, do not forget the European destruction of Yerushalayim and the Bais Hamikdash.

    in reply to: Ethical Orthodoxy #2156543
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    This doesn’t sound like Judaism at all. It sounds like a newfangled religion, such as Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist, that falsely advertises themselves as Judaism.

    in reply to: Jews Who Lived Under Muslim Rule #2156524
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    For the greatest contrast of the difference between living under Muslim rule versus living under Christian rule, simply contrast our experience living in Muslim Spain versus our experience in Christian Spain after the Christians ousted the Muslim rulers from Spain.

    in reply to: Jews Who Lived Under Muslim Rule #2156523
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    The golden age of Jewish Arab relations came to a screeching halt once the Zionists came to the scene (starting in 1898 and in full swing by 1917) and announced their plans to take over the Holy Land.

    in reply to: Jews Who Lived Under Muslim Rule #2156521
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    In the 2,000+ years Jews lived under Arab and Muslim rule, I don’t think even cumulatively all the Arab/Muslim violence inflicted against us added up toany one of the following European/Christian violence against us: 1) the Crusades 2) the Inquisition 3) Tach V’tat OR 4) the Holocaust.

    That’s not to mention that blood libels the Christians came up with every Monday and Thursday, the programs every few decades, the expulsions from so many different European countries, spread generations apart, every Christmas year after year when the priests would set the Christian masses aflame against the local Jewish population (hence nittul nacht), forcing the local Jewish populations to pay the current ruler tremendous amounts of money that couldn’t be met just for the opportunity to live under their bloody rule and so so many more crimes against Jewish humanity every year.

    Don’t forget that it was the Europeans coming from Rome that destroyed the Beis Hamikdash. And the Christian church that accused world Jewry of being collectively guilty of deicide, of “killing g-d”, and thus justifying their most bloody and repeated attempts of genocide against Jewry.

    in reply to: Jews Who Lived Under Muslim Rule #2156416
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    No Jews have been treated well anywhere in Golus.

    That’s what Golus is about. Hashem is reminding us we are not at home. (No, not even in Israel; that’s part of Golus too, today.)

    That all said, however bad the Muslims treated us, the Christians and Europeans treated us far far far worse than the Muslims and Arabs ever did. Compared to the Christians/Europeans, our times in the Arab/Muslim lands was a comparative paradise, on a relative basis.

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Emanuel Feldman #2156377
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    “What is the divide between Conservative and Orthodox on ideology?”

    N0m: Here are some random examples, to answer your question:

    Conservatives:

    Homosexual activity is ok; homosexual “unions” are okay.

    Being Mechallel Shabbos is okay to drive to temple.

    Women so-called “rabbis” is a thing.

    Tznius is not a thing.

    Shomer negia isn’t necessary.

    It’s okay to eat treif when traveling.

    in reply to: THIS IS IT! Solving the Shidduch Crisis EASILY! #2156244
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    Avira, the Vilna Gaon wrote that his two biggest regrets in life was his failure to 1) instate saying Birchas Kohanim during the week in Chutz L’aretz and 2) end the cherem against polygamy.

    Rav Avigdor Miller also said (it’s available in his voice on his tapes and is printed in one of the recent Seforim from him) that if the Gedolim today thought it necessary, they could end the cherem against polygamy.

    Also, Avira, regarding your second point, if a girl was (say) 45 years old and never married despite trying hard (as so many r’l are), I think a nice number of that demographic would consider it if it were acceptable in Yiddish society.

    in reply to: THIS IS IT! Solving the Shidduch Crisis EASILY! #2156243
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    Square: Mr. Weissman is blockhead whose articles on this subject are all fatuous.

    in reply to: When should bochurim start dating? #2156123
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    Are there really thousands and thousands of women in their 50s, 40s and 30s that never got married, whereas there are only very few men those ages who never married?

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2156111
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    Bump

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2156110
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    Bump

    in reply to: Quick Quote from Rabbi Emanuel Feldman #2155869
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    Conservative is apikorsus. It is even forbidden to simply walk into any of their temples.

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2155736
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    Do all the “Benny’s Pizza” stores (Boro Park, Flatbush, etc) share ownership or is that another case of copycat stores?

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2155737
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    And, then, there’s the kosher Bravo Pizza stores (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) and the non-kosher Bravo Pizza stores (Manhattan).

    in reply to: why is everyone arrested called a suspect? #2155458
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    Participant: He can deny the person in the video is him. (To take one hypothetical example, among many possibilities.)

    in reply to: Dental Insurance #2155440
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    Ahh, CTL, we’re lantzman!! You should of told us this years ago!

    in reply to: Dental Insurance #2155439
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    Ahh, CTL, we’re lantzman!! You should of told us this years ago!

    in reply to: Dental Insurance #2155295
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    CTL, do you have any familial or other connection with Hungary (other than as a tourist)?

    in reply to: why is everyone arrested called a suspect? #2155143
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    You can’t be sure he’s the right guy until a court convicts him.

    in reply to: Haredim denounce Ben Gvir Temple Mount provocation #2154861
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    N0m: What nafka mina are you trying to make to the underlying point with your addendum?

    And what makes you believe your addition is accurate?

    in reply to: Speakerless #2154817
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    You call that “order”?

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2154818
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    Mod, pls move this thread to DECAFFEINATED. Thx

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2154794
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    Did anyone ever figure out which Jerusalem II pizza store was the original (or what is the shaychus of all the copycats to the original store)?

    in reply to: Jerusalem II Pizza #2154795
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    MODS: Can you please move this thread to DECAFFEINATED? Thank you

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