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All this advice is saying is for a person with symptoms to ask Hatzala or a doctor to measure their oxygen level, even before they have difficulty breathing. This is good advice and not something that needs to come from a doctor. There is no downside. My father had the virus and Hatzala checked his oxygen and it was lower than normal. He spent a few days in the hospital on oxygen and some other midicines and is back home and recovering now.
You aren’t reading them at home? I assume well count that..April 2, 2020 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm in reply to: Why do so many continue to ignore restrictions on gatherings and travel #1846446
When has EVERYONE ever listened? Getting 100% cooperation is reserved for the times of Mashiah.
Taka. If they are now saying that it could be dangerous even further than 6 feet I understand the prohibitions. If the doctors and scientists all say, which they did, that the virus does not spread further than 6 feet than I believe them. I don’t need to take their suggested precautions of not even being 6 feet away.
Sad. I am sorry about your father. What was said was that it can not be contracted from 6 feet away. Therefore don’t gather together and no minyanim, which is understandable; anyone gathering, even outdoors or in a large space will inevitably have contact or touch mutual surfaces sidurim etc. Based on that description of the danger I don’t see anything wrong with ten people standing ten feet away from each other and not touching anything.
No, you will not have much more information by having a smart phone. The little more you’ll get will be drowned out by all the garbage coming from the same sources. If you call a friend who has a smart phone every other day and ask him “what’s new what did I miss” he’ll probably tell you “nothing important” almost every call
Yomam, my suggestion included all the medical facts. Of the doctors say the virus can not be contracted from 6 feet away why would you think different?
Gadolhador. The suggestion that you are ok with ten Jews dying is sickening let alone infuriating. Stira from your sefa to your resha.
Baltimore. If that is the new science than that settles it.
Yehuda. Interesting. I was thinking a shul that seats 500 with only ten present so no issue of wind blowing.
NOYB. The reality is that they are being cautious because people will naturally congregate. If science says you can’t contract the virus from ten feet away than that’s the bottom line. Don’t try to be a hero quoting “All the Gedolim” as if I haven’t read all the articles here. Especially when it’s not even true. Understand the content of what I am saying before making a blanket SJW statement.
The reality is that people are in such a hurry today that it’s pretty much impossible to have kavana for every word with a minyan. On the other hand, when there is no minyan to keep up with it is entirely possible for great number of people to concentrate on the meaning of every word. It is obviously preferable to have kavana. But it’s also preferable to pray with a minyan. I’m willing to say that complete kavana at home is preferable to zero kavana in shul. For all the cases in between consult your Rabbi.March 17, 2020 12:15 am at 12:15 am in reply to: Are our mistakes (not regarding mitzvos/sins) from Hashem? #1840572
I read once in the Sefer Ale Shorr that the brothers of Yosef were negligent for not checking their bags before leaving Yosef the second time. They know the money ended up there before, how could they just leave and then swear they don’t have the gavia? It was their own negligence, even for something that wasn’t a missva/avera, that caused their suffering.
No one said you can’t gather ten people spread out in a house for a minyan. No one said you can’t learn from home. I have need learning over the phone for a whole week and we actually used the time saved on parking to learn, so we’re learning even more than usual.
When you say “the effects” I guess you mean the fact that this virus has effected all causing them to recognize that we need a vaccine, and not the actual effects.
Educate our children how to properly (and responsibly) celebrate the holiday. Oh, and wash your hands often..
The actual numbers are 3.5% of people with the virus die. Also, it spreads faster than the flu. And to those who say “no big deal just another flu” let me remind you that the flu kills about 10k people annually in the US. So, hey, no big deal if another 35,000 people, or even 20k or 10k or 5k people, die every year…. great logic there.
I’m more interested in hard numbers rather than percentages. The population is growing. A growing percentage of people avoiding the draft doesn’t mean a shrinking army.
The Targum of veavraham zaken is avraham siv.. i never heard the Shabbat called that but I guess that’s where it’s from.
I was once at an Ashkenazi wedding and the hattan walked down the aisle with a candle.. very depressing
I may be a few years late but I find it funny that people who wear costumes on Purim won’t give gifts on Hanukka. I guarantee if the rema were writing today he would bring the minhag of giving gifts just like he brings that of costumes… it’s all from goyim but if anything costumes is more problematic
Of course ask him to leave. There is no reason for anyone to park in someone else’s driveway. And if you want to be nice you can let him block it. Assuming people from the party will see what’s going on this can quickly become normalized and others will block the driveway and leave “for just one minute.” I live across the street from a yeshiva and this type of thing happens often. Wives pick up their husbands and block my driveway. But then occasionally someone will just block it for ten minutes. Allowing people to block let alone park in your driveway often, can eventually become their legal right in Halacha. If you are going to be nice you need to make it clear that this is a one time thing.August 15, 2019 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm in reply to: Should citizens be able to adopt non-citizens at the border? #1775373
If they do all the proper background checks etc. that’s a good idea. But then again why not just enter the country legally? This would be an alternative way to allow immigrants to enter legally but won’t really make a dent.
Yes, noJuly 17, 2019 8:15 am at 8:15 am in reply to: Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism: Legal Implications under U.S. Law #1760318
When you say anti Zionism is pro Jewish what type of Zionism are you talking about? What do you say about a Torah observant Zionist is that different? The religious Jews that support the idf and even join it. Are they anti jewish?July 16, 2019 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm in reply to: ICE Sweeps…It’s not just Brown and Hispanics being rounded up for deportation #1759147
Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me. hitler wasn’t shy of his anti semitism. Do you really think Trump secretly hates Jews and is planning to strip them of their citizenship? Stupidest paragraph I’ve read on here. You sound like a grumpy democratic trying to convince republicans not to vote for trump, and this is your only ammunition 😂. Really pathetic.July 16, 2019 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm in reply to: Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism: Legal Implications under U.S. Law #1759090
So this always confused me. Any time bds speaks against Israel the first response is always that they are anti Semitic. Rarely does anyone actually say why what was said is incorrect. I would like to see a list of BDS claims and why they are wrong.
Also, what gh mentioned confuses me. I see the far left and right separating anti Zionism from anti semitism. Aren’t the anti Zionist Jews just fuel to the fire of BDS? Doesn’t that show that anti Zionism isn’t anti semitism?
The beauty of it is that the more you deny being stumped here the more you prove your struggling to concede you were wrong.
You read the beginning of my comment, and the end. My maybe you skipped over the middle? That’s really the main point..
And just to explain, the reason I usually say whether or not I read all the comments is to put context on my comment, just in case it was already addressed or the convo has taken a turn you’ll know what I’m talking about.
“You just have trouble conceding when wrong (not something that I struggle with. )”
Lol… I guess this thread is the exception?
And one thing is for sure. Poe’s law most definitely does not apply when a person clearly and unequivocally states that they are serious. So no, Joseph is not the epitome of Poe’s law.
FYI I’ve only read until about the middle of the first page of comments…
Haven’t read all the comments. I’m sure every school has their own policies regarding the admission cards. In my kids school the policy is if your tuition isn’t worked out, meaning the tuition amount and payment plan is agreed upon by the parents and school, you get a card. There are always the parents who will try to avoid paying tuition, or even bothering to discuss it with the administration. Instead of saying whoever hasn’t worked it out can’t come in, it’s much better to say if you haven’t received your card in the mail be sure to contact the school and work it out because your child won’t be admitted without it.
Also, the assumption is that the school is willing to work with the family. If they genuinely can not afford the full amount the school should verify that claim and provide a discount. The school should not demand tuition over rent but there most likely will need to be compromise on where the priority of tuition falls on the list of expenses. The school can’t expect a family to live like paupers so they afford tuition but the family can’t make keeping up with the Jones’ their priority at the expense of their tuition.
Defend Chabad. You are an oved avoda Zara. I urge you to identify yourself at any Jewish event to warn Jews to keep their distance. Do not touch their wine and should a Jewish girl be interested in a shiduch with your son be sure to inform them that you are Oved avoda Zara. I further urge you to open your eyes to actual talmide chachamim and do teshuva.
Agreed. We are too comfortable. Physically and even spiritually, we arent willing to risk anything to move. Personally I probably learn more Torah here than I would there. I am a product of the community I grew up in and thrive best under these conditions, familiar rabbis, schools, shuls, minhagim, language. Not to mention family. Moving to place that is unfamiliar and may be viewed as dangerous to live may not seem like the best option to optimize my relationship with Bore Olam. My rabbi always stresses how we will all end up in Israel and how he wishes to be there (the community needs him and held him back from moving several times). If we fully understood the zchut of living in Israel we would leave everything behind.July 1, 2019 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm in reply to: Is preparing all girls for marriage contributing to the Shidduch Crisis? #1750011
Pray hard. Be open minded. Like any other “crisis” everything is from Hashem. That’s the solution. Nothing unique about not finding a spouse over any other struggle. Girls should not be taught that “it’s ok not to get married” instead we all should be taught to pray, do hishtadlut, and accept what Hashem gives us.
Regarding marrying more than one wife. In my community the minhag is to put this restriction as a tnai in the ketuva: that he won’t marry another woman unless she is with him ten consecutive years and she didn’t have any zera shel kayama.
It’s not a far out assumption that an Israeli speaks English, they almost all do. You practically can’t access the internet unless you know English …
To those who say every Jew should know Yiddish. You live in a box.
Slightly off topic. To those who say that Hebrew isn’t lashon hakodesh that’s just nonsense. All the roots are the same. If you learn dikduk you have a tremendous advantage in understanding the Torah for one not to mention rishon and aharonim. Obviously the exact words aren’t always used but let’s be real, just because vayedaber or vayomer aren’t used doesn’t make daber or amar not lashon hakodesh. This is the most ridiculous claim I’ve ever heard. An American child has a huge disadvantage to an Israeli child when they start to learn. It isn’t only because their yeshivot are more intense it’s because they know the language of the Torah.
The question here isn’t clear.
Whitecar, I had an Amex for several years. I recently requested an increase and they gave me $40k and I wasn’t asked to submit anything
YO – yes you are dreaming. I agree with you that everyone should speak Hebrew, but unfortunately it’s not the reality. So practically, speaking yiddish is probably more unifying than Hebrew at this type of event.
Personally I was at the last siyum hashtags and was very turned off by the Yiddish speeches. Maybe it was one or two I don’t remember how many I just remember being annoyed. A real waste of my time. But I guess it’s nice for those who don’t understand English. It should be kept to a bare minimum.