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  • in reply to: Sitting in driveway #1788253

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Should citizens be able to adopt non-citizens at the border? #1775373

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Dating “the one” #1773517

    user176
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    Yes, no

    in reply to: Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism: Legal Implications under U.S. Law #1760318

    user176
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    Hakatan

    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?


    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism: Legal Implications under U.S. Law #1759090

    user176
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    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?

    in reply to: A Study in Trolls: Updated #1757331

    user176
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    Ubiq

    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.

    in reply to: A Study in Trolls: Updated #1756925

    user176
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    Ubiq

    “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…

    in reply to: Admission Cards #1753942

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Admission Cards #1753945

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: See It For Yourself #1753034

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Eretz Yisrael fervor #1752010

    user176
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    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.


    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Sephardim minhag origin? #1746217

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1745424

    user176
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    Avi k
    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.

    in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1745422

    user176
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    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.

    in reply to: Credit Card “Shtick/Fraud” – is it stealing? #1744249

    user176
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    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

    in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1744248

    user176
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    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.

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