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CS: I, too, was thinking of asking his whereabouts and how’s he doing, when I saw this thread. Haven’t heard or seen him in quite a while. I should ask his chavrusa, whom I know well.
Only after a bona fide Beis Din held a trial with both the husband and wife present in the courtroom (as halachicly no Beis Din trial can be held without the presence of both parties to the dispute). And after having completed said trial, a majority of the three Dayanim ruled l’halacha that the husband is obligated to give a Get even if he wishes not to.
Note that normatively, by default, the halacha is that he does not have to give a Get if he doesn’t want to give it. There are only rare halachic circumstances which is deemed under halacha as valid “cause” obligating him to give it against his will.
If all the above conditions have been met and proven in Beis Din, and the Dayanim so rule, and he yet refuses to give it after being ordered to do so by the Beis Din, then and only then is he a halachic get refuser.
Also note that if one of the parties to the dispute refuses to show up in Beis Din, that party is in contempt of Beis Din (with the requisite negative consequences of being in contempt.) Nevertheless, at that stage the party isn’t obligated to give a Get since the Beis Din trial to judge whether a halachic obligation to give it exists — or not — hasn’t yet occurred.
President Donald Trump has been both the most pro-Jewish president in American history as well as (independently from the former) by far the most pro-Israel president ever.
AAQ: It isn’t Chasidish Nusach as the Arizal, who formulated the Nusach, wasn’t Chasidish.
It is interesting that you refer to the Arizal as an unsupported innovater, nevertheless the Arizal is universally accepted across the Jewish spectrum as valid.
The Chasam Sofer did not innovate Daas Torah. Daas Torah is another expression of Emunas Chachamim. And, presumably, you know the source for Emunas Chachamim.
Reb Eliezer, if I recall you said you’re a Viener or Matersdorfer. I presume as such you daven Nusach Ashkenaz, as they do. Although I understand that Vien may have switched from Ashkenaz to Sefard over the last 15 years or so.
What’s the Arizal and his disciples justification for changing from Nusach Ashkenaz to Nusach Ari/Sefard?
“Frum social media” is an oxymoron.
The Arizal was Ashkenazi. He davened in an Ashkenazic Shul in Tzefas at key times of the Jewish year, such as the ימים נוראים and רגלים, as well as at other times, and darshened there as well.
He is referred to over and over again, by his contemporaries, as the אשכנזי רבי יצחק. The moniker אר”י, by which he is known, stands for אשכנזי רבי יצחק.
How is the Arizal changing Minhagim any different than others who follow the Arizal in doing the same as he?
AJ: The Nusach was changed/modified by the Arizal. The Arizal, as you know, was long before Chasidus started. It seems to me that your taaina/question should be against the Arizal and his students rather than the chasidim.
CTLAWYER: On a somewhere tangential point regarding full financial disclosure being required from all parties part of a court divorce filing, suppose one of the spouses is earning income off the books or has money that was obtained in a manner less than fully kosher, is he or she still required to publicly declare that to the divorce court, possibly self-incriminating him or herself (Fifth Amendment) or trigger an IRS investigation?
AJ: what’s it have to do with chasidim? The Arizal introduced those aspects long before chasidus.
Therapists are best for unloading your… wallet.
Reb Eliezer, what about simchas yom tov regarding eating kitniyos? That’s no less simchas yom tov than eating gebrochts.
CA: NYC’s tap water system was still fairly new 100 years ago.
huju: Restaurant food has the most impurities. Anyone who hasn’t seen a restaurant kitchen will never again patronize restaurants after the first time he sees behind their closed kitchen doors.
Coffee Addict, did we filter coffee Yidden drank 100 or 200 years ago?March 10, 2021 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm in reply to: Calling 311 on someone blocking your driveway is mesira #1955995
If it is an illegal driveway then anyone has the right to park in front of it at anytime and block it.
RT: Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger of Paris, who was a serious candidate to become Pope, was also Jewish.
Jews have been drinking coffee as long as coffee has been around.
Buy coffee with a hechsher.
Satmar and other major chasiduses have major and growing developments in Lakewood.
The Sephardim are heavily attending the old time Flatbush Yeshivos (Mir, Chaim Berlin, etc.)
The Sephardic community is growing in Flatbush.
Why are you assuming being vaccinated stops propagation by those vaccinated? We’ve been hearing from the busy bodies that you gotta still social distance and mask after being vaccinated since we’re unsure vaccinating stops propagation.
Meir: What you’re relaying regarding the young couples and families from Flatbush moving to Lakewood seems to be correct. Interestingly, over the last few years it is also starting to occur with Boro Park, but to a lesser degree. The Yeshivos there are still growing but at a smaller pace.
Has this situation improved or worsened over the last decade?
AAQ: I think we already have such places. There are Yeshivos today located away from the metropolitas, in areas distant from major Jewish communities.
AAQ: It didn’t fail; it lasted quite a number of decades.
Nor was it realistically expected to last forever.
Lakewhut, in your OP you posited that flatbush is becoming less in-town since so much of the old Flatbush crowd moved to Lakewood. Now in your follow up post you’re positing that Lakewood isn’t in town. That begs the question, if Flatbush and Lakewood aren’t it, what is?
In town generally refers to New York City (all boroughs), Monsey and Lakewood, along with their immediate nearby’s.
Why should we care about a fight between the ICC and the zionists. That said, you make a good point about midda k’neged midda with this comparison.
A fair argument doesn’t require making someone look bad. In the Beis Medrash we also disprove other’s arguments to their face without it being considered bad form or shaming.
He was what in America would be described as left-wing Modern Orthodox. He had to reprint one of his books after taking out a problematic passage that earned him very strong criticism by leading Orthodox rabbis for being incompatible with Torah Judaism.
And Madeleine Albright had two Jewish parents who brought up her up as a Christian.
Many Jewish surnames are shared with German surnames.
Bottom line: The airlines have no effective way of banning specific persons. They can send the person a certified letter saying he’s no longer welcome. But they don’t have enough information to stop him from flying with them again if he buys a new ticket using a different home address and a different credit card number or method of payment.
No one answered the OP’s question.
Charlie, are you on the record as having stated that you will reserve judgement on the sexual harassment allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Roy Moore and President Trump until the investigations are complete? Or do you reserve such hypocrisy only for allegations against Democrats?
CY: Avi Weiss is also referred to by his adherents as a highly regarded Orthodox TC and posek.
Reb Eliezer: Incorrect. The Republicans do not support stopping welfare, food stamps, medicaid, WIC, HEAP, Section 8, etc. The NEVER advocated discontinuing them. And, in fact, the vote every year to fund them in their proposed budgets.
Yseribus: The Democrats oppose repealing the Second Amendment. So your point is pointless.
DY: There are certain positions that if a candidate supports that would disqualify him from people voting for him regardless how good he is on all other issues. For example, if a candidate supported legalizing murder (of living people) even if supported fully funding Yeshivos and supported every other cause important to the Jewish community, it would be wrong for anyone to support him. Especially if in his elected position he could have any influence on effecting that terrible position he advocates into public policy.
Legalizing murder is an extreme example. But who is to say that support of abortion or public support of toeiva aren’t disqualifiers as well.
Charlie, if he’d accurately call himself Mr. Avi Weiss and stick to defending Jews in the political arena and stay out of the religious arena, virtually no one would find fault or criticize him.
The biggest internal antisemism is by left-wing Jews against Jews more to their right
Of course this is openly visible by those like the Reform/Conservative against the Orthodox. But it’s also true, even if less visible, among certain left-wing Yarmulka donning who call themselves Orthodox but attack those they deem extremely “too frum”.
You might consider these victims the Jews’ Jews. P
Like father, like son.
Charlie, explain the difference, if any, between Eric Yoffie and Avi Weiss.
AAQ: I personally support vaccinating. I have not asked a shaila. I haven’t yet vaccinated. My rabbonim have not taken a public position on vaccinating. But I’ve heard bona fide Gedolim, who everyone agrees are Gedolei Yisroel (as well as bona fide regular rabbonim and poskim), on both sides of the vaccination issue.
And I think my situation is very common.