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  • in reply to: The quick get #1776695

    Little Froggie
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    Oh sure. The Get Store, right next to the shoe store. As advertised: Give a quick Get while you shop for shoes…

    in reply to: ..Don't Look Here.. #1774853

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    No one cares ?!?

    in reply to: The Thread unBumper #1774676

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    Re-un-re-unBump

    in reply to: ..Don't Look Here.. #1774671

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    in reply to: Nashim Da'atan Kalos and Women Today #1773440

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    My three point five sense.

    First of all, yeah, I’m of the male species, at least for the unforeseeable future. I used to be…

    Now to business…

    To the females here..  There’s a certain aspect in the essence of Torah that only men have the true connection to. Likewise, the Torah (areas of Talmud etc.) was meant as an antidote and cure for the strong pulling of the Yetzer (euphemism for certain urges..) , a strong force only found in the male species of mankind. Hand in hand – one for the other, and one because of the other. Where one finds a fence/ resisting of immorality, there you find Holiness. It is that Holiness that toiling in Torah (areas mentioned above) study is for and about. Nothing at all denigrating at all, it’s just not meant for that halve. (No – don’t get me wrong, they are at the forefront of the guiding force…they are at the helm, from their lofty position they intuitively steer their husbands and sons towards the Beis Medrarsh. It’s just that at the door they withdraw. As in the words of Rabbi Miller, Rachel, wife of the great Rabbi Akiva, brought him towards the Bais Medrash and there he became who he was. However she did not join him there.)

    In area of Torah, where there’s a ready translation for all areas of Torah, to a degree that is a disservice to the true essence of Torah . Any Joe off the street can spew his head on anything found anywhere.. confounded by the invention of Rabbi Google. It was done for a certain purpose, a great purpose, something that allowed thousands of men to be able to study Torah otherwise foreign and difficult for them. However, our Torah greats saw a translation of the Torah and its exposure, revealing to all, as a great misfortune.

    To the males here… Now, very important. Choosing and broadcasting certain parts of Talmud, Medrash or other areas or Torah that would cause others discomfort, pain or uneasiness… No not a good idea at all. Yehuah ben Gerim tried that… Actually he did much less. He did not even intend to harm anyone, it’s just that the Torah of the Sages belong in the Bais Medrash, not outside. As Rabbi Avigdor Miller zt”l said, Torah truths do not always have to be broadcast to all. If you know a certain passage will distress a gentile and you go ahead and spew forth… no.. not a great idea.. Moreover; that’s the exact application of קרדום לחפור בו and much worse, לומד לקנטר. No benefit, reward at all from that or it’s likes… y’know what I mean…

    And to both sides of the isle: for one to denigrate the species of the other side, is to denigrate their Great Creator. You all know the Medrash of the Tanna who said something disparaging to an unsightly looking individual… “go tell my Maker he made a blooper”. Besides all the hatred, Sinas Chinam generated… Please hold back. Someone who needs to belittle the other side to prove that he/she (or she/he) is a something… needs help… And no, I don’t think anyone here is qualified… (oops, I’m jumping to a conclusion)

    edited slightly (with permission from the author)

    in reply to: Do you jump to conclusions in real life too? #1773389

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    LB: Jump jump. (now I’m closer to my conclusion)

    in reply to: Nashim Da'atan Kalos and Women Today #1773177

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    Oish… I’m getting so confuse…
    RY, care to weigh in on these important, pressing issues? We turn to you for guidance…

    in reply to: Would I get caught? #1772137

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    Or a person as a frog

    in reply to: Why Is “Tu B’Av” such a Yom Tov???? #1771471

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    Great question. So great that the Gemarah and Medrash actually ponder the same… Sounds exciting… look it up yourself. Anywhere a Gemarah or Medrash can be found. (actually its mentioned more than once in Gemarrah, and numerous times in Medrash!)

    in reply to: Happy the Elephant #1764527

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    WB!!

    Missed you. Actually your quips…

    in reply to: Please don't put me on hold #1749148

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    Gosh!!!

    I changed three user names since then… you probably won’t remember then one you called!!!

    in reply to: Please don't put me on hold #1749147

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    Don’t tell me you’re on hold for the past 8 years!!!

    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743910

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    What happened was their idea of placing machine or technology in front or in place of person. No. No machine in the world would EVER replace mankind. True, there are advantages of automation and technology – but a person has and should have the last (actually beginning, middle and last) word.

    Technology should never have forced the plane anywhere, it should just have given the pilots the reading or assessment (wrong or right) of the situation. And maybe suggested the proposed correct course of action. But it should be up to the pilots to act. HEY – There are trained pilots in there, those who trained a long time, learning how to fly. And they’re sitting right there. Let THEM direct the plane up or down as needed. They know how to do it. No need to override an experienced pilot’s training.

    And btw nothing comes CLOSE to a Cessna, in a Cessna YOU’RE flying it, you actually feel it. In the other ones you’re controlling machines that control machines that control machines that fly it.

    in reply to: NYC needs a mayor! #1742981

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    RY- you forgot this one:

    Looking For a "Even" Mayor

    (this was my primary residence back then)

    in reply to: Joseph copy cats? #1736922

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    Weren’t thinking ’bout me, were you?!?

    in reply to: Self checkout #1736921

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    To quote RY: “Almost all technology is labor-saving, and to oppose something for that reason seems silly.”

    In the olden times it wasn’t easy to down a plane… With today’s computerized technology….


    Little Froggie
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    Come in RY, Come in RY. Your signal is cracking up…

    in reply to: Did Rebbitzin Golden Pick Sponsor an Article Just to Troll? #1729027

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    A Rebbitzen, I think, shouldn’t curse…

    in reply to: Who is RGP ? #1728463

    Little Froggie
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    RGP.

    Yes. Yes. And Yes. It’s not an edele expression. We are bidden, urged by Chazal, by the Torah, to use a Loshon Nekiah. It mirrors and reflects the character. And it affects and influences the character. It goes both ways. Male and female, both need a clean Neshamah!

    (I get your drift. That’s my answer to you in my humble opinion. It’s coarse to be mentioned by both genders… think of the word belly – actually it is its translation. Would you call yourself with that obscene, crude word?)

    in reply to: Who is RGP ? #1728311

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    If truth need be told, RGP, it’s because of a certain complaint I had with that name I either sounded off to you or to the Mods. That word, at least to me, sounded a bit coarse, vulgar, something not edel. I’m sorry if I offended you. It was probably many screennames ago. I guess the higher ups conferred and changed it to the present one…

    Just a piece of CR history.

    ps I used to LIVE in here… 23.5 / 6, recently I found out there’s indeed life on the other planet (earth)!

    in reply to: ..on combatting personal laziness #1728302

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    WB!!!

    Long time no see!!!

    I have the same problem. Really.

    Figured out the best way to deal with it is to just get up and fire up. At the beginning it feels like I’m beating a dead horse, after a while I feel the engines starting to sputter and purr. And then twirl and whirl at full blast!!! {HEY! WATCH WHERE YOU’RE RUNNING WITH THOSE SCISSORS!}

    in reply to: Hallel with Bracha on YH? #1724041

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    Like an Esrog. הדר משנה לשנה.

    Wasn’t all that can be said, said already.

    Wasn’t all that could be fought about, fought about.

    This topic is as old as the Coffee Room. (Actually one of its main pillars!!!) In fact that’s how you gauge that another year has passed. Like the rings in the bark of a tree. Another year… another round…

    in reply to: Scranton, PA #1722452

    Little Froggie
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    Anyone from Scranton?

    Hmm…

    in reply to: How do I stop Yeshiva World News from reporting the news? #1721429

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    RY: I miss your “NEWS” !!!

    in reply to: Attn: Burnt Steak #1714680

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    Hopefully roasted steak – in the Bias Hamikdash!!!

    (actually I haven’t seen that s/n for some time too)

    in reply to: Why do we seclude ourselves from the world around us? #1713944

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    Syag, Again, you put it down most beautifully.

    I cared to respond (you did note my abstinence, didn’t you!) not for him/her, but for others looking on and maybe getting a feeling that that’s a normative view in Jewish ideals. No, I didn’t, nor could have I known if this poster was sincere or not.

    I just wanted to state the Torah’s case: ואבדיל אתכם מן העמים, when we’re APART and doing what we ought to, then we belong to Him, להיות לי, as the Medrash says. Understandably, a lot of these issues, thoughts, sayings are not fit for consumption for the Politically Correct… It’s HaShem’s word, the only absolute truth, and that’s the only thing that counts. Of course we have to be candid how we go about it, there’s no need for in-you-face confrontations, and we need to have in mind the best way to attract and draw close those alienated from Torah and its ways (yes, I’m a Torah Mate – learning on the job!!). It’s just that sometimes the ultimate and absolute truths get blurred BECAUSE OF OUR CLOSE PROXIMITY to our ‘neighbors’, and we ourselves have to be reminded that these truths are directly from the world’s Great Inventor up here.

    in reply to: Why do we seclude ourselves from the world around us? #1713799

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    OK. I’m back. Let’s try.

    Yes. Conversing with someone of the opposite gender is sinful, according to Halacha, actually a well known Mishna in Pirkei Avos. And the Rambam states to distance oneself from women “EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY” (if my memory is not failing). So too advises Shlomo Hamelech. I have a hunch that he was slightly smarter than some anonymous entity who claims he has it all figured out.

    Actually they did that in the era of the Mabul (great flood). Only they went a step further – they actually ‘tried out’ all the females they encountered, מכל אשר בחרו, to “be able to conquer that taiva”, I suppose. (and by the way, modern day society isn’t lagging to far…)

    And to answer another question of yours, YES, a gay person is a sinner, no matter how cultured he is. We have our set of morals, ideals, lifestyle directly from HaSHem. He says explicitly in His Torah ואת זכר לא תשכב… And ואיש אשר ישכב את זכר..מות יומתו. His Torah is the absolute truth, whether we understand or not. In time of Sanhedrin he’d be put to death, notwithstanding that he feels he’s leading a so called moral life. Hey who’s calling the shots here? HaShem says his lifestyle is a תועבה, and he has a gall to call himself moral?!? HaShem deemed it an unnatural lust, and he legitimizes it?!?

    And back to the Rambam (it’s Gemarah and Mishna too), he tells us to be in the environs of Torah true Jews. In the company of Torah practicing Jews – BECAUSE WE ARE SO AFFECTED BY OUR SURRONDINGS, our friends, our neighbors.

    in reply to: Why do we seclude ourselves from the world around us? #1713723

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    WOW. Here is someone who conquered his taavos. Here in the flesh (actually blogging about it somewhere in the blogesphere…) One Rabbi, when he heard something to the likes of what you attempt to claim, asked “And how many times did you have to sin, in order to CLAIM immunity to the Yetzer Hara?”

    We have HaShem’s (that GOD up there) set of rules and ethics He said to follow. That is the ultimate and absolute good and moral standard to strive for. <<Gotta go now, more אי”ה later>>

    in reply to: So many ideas – so little time! #1711423

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    {Name of the fourth perek in Chulin}: Questions in Halacha

    in reply to: The Coffee Room Is Your Life! #1710544

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    NOW YOU TELL ME?!?!

    in reply to: Why do Chassidim seem happier. #1710511

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    My three cents: (upgraded due to inflation)

    1) Rabbi Miller, in numerous talks, stresses the need to always walk with a smile, we’re always in show, conveying the portrait of an eved HaShem who is happy in His duty. So even when when we’re not in the best of moods, we should try and paste whatever kind of smile we can afford. We’re on HaShem’s propaganda committee.

    2) Chassidim put more of a Dagash (focus) on the service of HaShem, rather then the development of one’s character. So even though one brings the other, a Chassid’s measure is not by what he has turned himself into, rather his measuring stick is what and how he serves His Creator. How he becomes a better person will eventually come about, however, that is not his goal. So every deed one does for HaShem is a cause for happiness. Another Mitzvah, another hour of limud haTorah, another aveira avoided. What a zchus to be able to effect such Nachas by HaShem. So of course its a source of great happiness.

    3) The performance of a Mitzvah with Simcha is itself a Mitzvah. Which is cause for more happiness. Which is then cause for more happiness. Which is then cause for more happiness. Which is then cause for more happiness. Which is then cause for more happiness. Which is then cause for more happiness…….

    (which brings to mind a story told over of someone who was not able to sell his stock of whisky in time for Pesach. So in middle of Pesach he made a huge bonfire and had his whole stock burnt. Then he hired musicians to play – to add to the Simcha Shel Mitzva. Details are etchy.. I think he was Zoche to something great in return…)

    in reply to: Bdikas Chometz: Hid 10 pieces of bread but found 11 #1705508

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    Straight out of Kunda (Longest Pesach)

    .. And I put down nine and found ten…

    .. And I KA”Y DO have teeth. How can I eat the Matzah? (CRUNCH!! OUCH!!)

    in reply to: Purim suggestions? #1696170

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    Come to YiddishKite (PB). Follow the noise!

    in reply to: Thread for yeshiva bochurim #1695842

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    iach looking?!?>>

    Whew, saved by a garbage can!!

    and RY## (whatever number you happen to be today), it’s not the answer that counts (they know you got it from someone how got it from someone who got it…), it’s how you say it.

    in reply to: Thread for yeshiva bochurim #1695764

    Little Froggie
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    If I’d be a Bochurim, I wouldn’t post here <<Whew, was that the Mashg

    in reply to: About Purim I do shudder #1695383

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    Truth is I never knew Boruch Mordecai. Neither Arur Haman. Am I Patur?

    in reply to: Looking for New and Exciting Topics #1691102

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    OISH!!!!

    Who keeps bumping my oldies!!! The fun (!) we had then…

    in reply to: Looking for New and Exciting Topics #1691105

    Little Froggie
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    oh.. and for curiosity sake… what was your screen name back then???

    in reply to: How Long Will This Thread Last? #1689111

    Little Froggie
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    Can’t believe it!!!!

    Who found this one? (and yes, that was me, eons ago!!) Ten points for that bump..

    in reply to: advanced technology? #1687909

    Little Froggie
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    Hey, how’d you find out my name? I sanitized, disinfected, sterilized and decontaminated my Coffee Room Response Lab. All bugs, cameras, mics, transmitters, and microscopic spying and snooping apparatus should have been zapped useless.

    ps you can be sure I knew who it was directed to. It was a meek attempt at humor.

    in reply to: advanced technology? #1687840

    Little Froggie
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    I suppose that last question was directed to me.

    And the answer is (surprise, surprise!) NO. I recently check my head out (and in). All systems go. And I’ve got a Certificate of Normalcy (valid for 1 day) to prove that.

    Have no fear Shimon, it wasn’t directed at you, it was a mod

    in reply to: What is the problem with the internet (rhetorical) #1687170

    Little Froggie
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    ME!!!

    (Hey, where am I?)

    in reply to: advanced technology? #1686551

    Little Froggie
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    Mammele: Actually when I walk in the streets people look (peer, peek, snoop) at me. There’s really no need to take (r”l) a picture of me! And even if I’d be sitting in an airplane (not in the cockpit), people all around will (again, heaven forfend) look (stare, peer, peek or even snoop) at me. So an additional camera peek should be no worse. As long as something’s not invading my privacy, why should I, or anyone else, care. Anything in the public I should suppose is, um, public. No?

    Ye, there’s a wealth of information out there. The World Wide Web IS world wide, encompassing much. Entering someone’s name, phone number or email address can get you limited info or even a picture. You know what? A massive phone book can do the same!!!

    And Writer: <<ATTEMPTING TO BUZZ WRITER ON SECRET DEVICE>> If you did not feel a buzzing sensation from your floor, it’s an indication that YW has as yet NOT been able to infiltrate your home… You may continue breathing for the unforeseeable future <<DON’T LOOK AT YOUR CEILING… CHEESE!>>

    in reply to: advanced technology? #1685884

    Little Froggie
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    OISH… (and gosh too!!)

    That last line was supposed to be a joke (OH! + duh!). Like something of a MOD coming out and saying that he/she actually sees me, sees my face. (and knows my name is Shimon!) How I love dissecting jokes..

    And now to that line about me being a shikel (piece) of a musician…
    Actually I am. Right. Just a piece. And no.. while a lot of people have heard me… no such pictures circulate on the web with my name associated. Nobody is actually interested in snooping my out of “hiding”. בתוך עמי אנכי יושבת. Nothing big or interesting,,, At all.

    I may have dropped HERE some hints of drops of specifics… still my anonymousity remains to this day (and a thank you to the mods for keeping it that way).

    So I actually don’t care if google records how many times I buy from Walmart. Or which brand tissues I prefer. I recently checked the tissue boxes thru and thru – no hidden devices, electronical chemical or biological included. Same with all my Walmart purchases. I sent all the stuff thru a body scanner, a magnetic scanner, an x-ray scanner. They all return negative, so my stuff is still (as of now) safe from bugs, transmitters, mics and cameras.

    in reply to: advanced technology? #1685631

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    Writer: From the fact that you address me here, using my screen name, I surmise that despite the fact that Iv’e been around here for about eight years already, no one here besides a few individuals gained access to my personal information. Neither my birthday. Not even my SS#!

    I have a niggling feeling that the world out there is not so interested in me. Actually I did a google search of my name (real one, the one you DON’T KNOW) and NOTHING showed up!! No, I’m not a ‘macher’ and don’t try to be. So I’m not such a “household name”. At all. Also, I’m sensible, I post and publish what’s sensible, what I feel is safe, and keep the rest to myself. I’m not really sure the world out there needs to know what and how much I ate for supper last night (or EVERY NIGHT), who my friends are, or what my gory hobbies are.

    There’s a slight difference between being cautious and paranoid. <<HEY SHIMON, YOUR FACE LOOKS…>>

    in reply to: advanced technology? #1685144

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    Are you aware the the CR is laden with microscopic bugs, microphones and cameras? <<NOT TRUE>> They can figure out anything about you they wish, they have tiny cameras on this site, peeking at you. <<NO WE DON’T>> They may deny it… in fact I’m sure they’ll deny it… I have you warned. Don’t ever post in pajamas!!!<<GOTCHA!!!>>

    in reply to: Who reads ywn? #1685153

    Little Froggie
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    How do you read?

    in reply to: What Seforim should I buy #1685139

    Little Froggie
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    There’s an algorithm I always use:

    Take the average of how much Torah you already know, plus how much you intend to still learn, plus how much time and effort you know you will commit to Torah study. Then multiply that by the square root of your age minus the amount of best friends you have. That should give you your result.

    Seriously. get what you think will be useful. I, personally, prefer the mini sets, I’m often on the go. It allows me to learn instantly on the go.

    in reply to: Used to be funny #1683689

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    ME?!?

    in reply to: Used to be funny #1683638

    Little Froggie
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    Wow. I remember… that’s how my assignment looked… (before the days of copy & paste) OUCH!!!

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