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  • in reply to: January 6th Committee Hearings #2095007
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

    in reply to: The solution to the shidduch crisis in one easy step! #2094196
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    For non-Ashkenazim (Sephardim, Teimanim, Italkim, Moroccans, Persians, etc.) it doesn’t need to be reinstated since it is perfectly fine to engage in today, as it was never stopped.

    in reply to: Driving a Tesla on Shabbos #2094007
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    I once saw a Rabbi give someone a heter to take a car service home from the hospital after she was discharged (and healthy). I didn’t get any of the details why he gave that heter.

    in reply to: MOST ANNOYING COFFEE ROOMER VOTE #2093971
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    She’s a soccer mom. She posts between games.

    in reply to: Shidduchim Problem created? #2093915
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    The shadchan is telling you (or the girl is telling your son) that she liked the boy from 3 dates ago better than your son so she’s not interested in your son? Otherwise, how are you concluding this?

    in reply to: Slavery — The Torah True Way (with Reb HaLeiVi) #2093521
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    Shaila: The slaves owned by American Yidden, did they have the Halachic status of being an Eved Knani?

    in reply to: Slavery — The Torah True Way (with Reb HaLeiVi) #2093315
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    Besalel: The Shulchan Aruch paskens Halacha l’maaisa bzman hazeh that it is very possible to acquire an eved. You don’t necessarily need his approval.

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2092978
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    mentach1: Do the Jews who owns it fully keep Shabbos and Kashrus or are they Mechallel Shabbos and treif eaters?

    in reply to: Memorial Day: Close the Yeshivas? #2092900
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    It isn’t worth giving up even 60 seconds of Limud HaTorah for this purpose, even for a “moment of silence”.

    in reply to: Every Yids a safek mamzer #2092902
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    Which is why I earlier says a safek mamzer cannot marry anyone. Unlike a mamzer, who can marry certain people.

    in reply to: Hashem #2092821
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    All-h simply has the same meaning as G-d.

    When the shochtim in Eretz Yisroel shechted meat for the Arabs, they’d make a Brocha using the name All-h.

    in reply to: Hashem #2092775
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    Hashem has 72 names.

    As far a referring to Him, as you cannot call Him by his name outside of Tefila, there’s

    Hashem
    Aibeshter
    Ribono Shel Olam
    Bashefer
    Hakodesh Boruch Hu
    Tatte
    Gutt

    and a number of others.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092533
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    5TR: I agree that if your family didn’t own a slave that Lincoln emancipated then you shouldn’t be getting reparations.

    in reply to: WHY DO LITVOCKS ALWAYS SAY TACHNUN?? #2092492
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    Please define who is, and what makes one, a “Litvak”?

    There aren’t too many around.

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2092460
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    Yseribus: I’m against the NRA as anyone. But how are they antisemitic?

    in reply to: Teshuva for Retzicha #2092439
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    Wolf: Your clarification is still pending.

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2092362
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    Syag, the 18 year old Texan who shot the school last week had zero known mental health issues.

    in reply to: Flag Parade and Our Jewish Values #2092339
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    besalel: In this instance, walking around with a Yarmulka in Jerusalem doesn’t trigger the goyim to form anti-Jewish riots; parading around waving the zionist flag, does.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092338
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    huju: You aren’t stupid; but you are Jewishly ignorant.

    in reply to: Avoiding the principle of Godwin’s Law #2092221
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    I was always more of a Talmid of Moore’s Law.

    in reply to: Avoiding the principle of Godwin’s Law #2092220
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    What was so shlecht about King Henry VIII?

    in reply to: Flag Parade and Our Jewish Values #2092219
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    Harryyid13: Excellent OP.

    Thank You

    in reply to: Sensible gun laws #2092218
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    Repeal the Second Amendment.

    P.S. Excellent OP.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092204
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    HaLeiVi: It is, at best, like eminent domain. In which case the government is legally obligated to compensate. The government cannot declare a property “illegal” and make it hefker. Otherwise it could render real estate property ownership in Connecticut to be illegal and declare it to be ownerless.

    in reply to: Bashert #2092170
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    No. According to the age gap theory, almost all the men get married, but there are very many women who don’t.

    in reply to: Slavery Reparations #2092166
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    1: It was the US government who emancipated them without compensating their owners, who legally bought them at market value — and thus caused the owners to sustain a loss due to the governments action.

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    Hadorah: You have police parked outside your shul three times a day, seven days a week?

    in reply to: Politizing tradegies #2091918
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    While all politicians do this, it is a Democrat Party specialty.

    in reply to: Publicizing Kiddush Hashem #2091903
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    “Secondary”.

    in reply to: Recycling #2091788
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    Reb Eliezer, do you ever cross the street on red if the road is completely empty on both sides, perhaps at night time or any other time, or do you ever jaywalk by crossing in middle of the (empty) block rather than going (all the way) to the corner (on a long avenue) as the law demands?

    Or are you truly the tzadik who is concerned about Dina Dmalchusa and would never walk across the street on red or cross in middle of the block?

    in reply to: Is abortion Murder? #2091751
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    Don’t parse a legal letter from Rabbi Zweibel Esq. like a Chazal.

    in reply to: Is abortion Murder? #2091716
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    Actually, doctors use a looser description of life at risk than poskim.

    in reply to: Global warming #2091714
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    “And a different part of the answer is the failure to educate ourselves about how to reconcile the teachings of Torah with the teachings of science.”

    No “reconciliation” is necessary. The Torah is eternal, as true today – in every sense and in every word – as it was 3,500 years ago. “Science” is overturned once newer science disproves older science. Just because science says something now that does not mean that tomorrow a newer science will disprove and overturn it.

    in reply to: Every Yids a safek mamzer #2091596
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    Chelkas Mechokek (2:5.9): One who knows that there is a mamzer is not allowed to reveal this information – But it is stated in Shulchan Aruch (EH. 2:3) that two people had testified that a family has a mamzer or challel. How can they do this since they are violating the halacha of not revealing this information? However saying they shouldn’t testify also presents a difficulty since we pasken in this sif that if there is a doubt whether there is a mamzer in a particular family that someone who marries a member of that family needs to get divorced – so why isn’t it a mitzva to reveal this information because today or tomorrow witnesses will come and testify that there is a mamzer in the family and consequently the children of this family will be considered sofek mamzerim? A possible answer is that concerning the Ran on which the leniency of the Rema is based, he could be talking about a case where it is not clear that a member of the family is actually a mamzer – but merely that there is a rumor. Perhaps it is only such a case where the Ran is saying that there is no need to reveal this information except to modest people [who won’t spread the information]. However when two witness know for certain that a mamzer assimilated into this family it is very difficult to claim that they should not testify since the children of this family – once the information becomes public that there is a mamzer who is mixed into this famly –will henceforth be sofek mamzerim.

    in reply to: Every Yids a safek mamzer #2091595
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    Edios (8:7): Rabbi Yehoshua said, I have received a tradition from Rabban Yochanon ben Zakkai who heard it from his rebbe and his rebbe heard it from his rebbe as a halacha l’Moshe m’Sinai (Tradition given from Sinai) that Eliyahu will not come to declare unclean or to pronounce clean, to put away or to bring near. But rather he will put away those brought near by force and to bring near that who have been put away by force. The family of Beis Zerephah was on the other side of the Jordan and Ben Tzion put it away by force. And there was already another family there and Ben Tziion brought it near by force. For such people Eliyahu will come to declare unclean or to pronounce clean, to put away or to bring near. Rabbi Yehuda disagreed and said Eliyahu will bring near but not put away. Rabbi Shimon said that will come to resolve disputes. The Sages disagreed and said that Eliyahu will neither come to put away nor to bring near but rather to make peace in the world. As is stated in Malachi (3), Behold I will send Eliyahu the Prophet to you… And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children their fathers.

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