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  • in reply to: Proof Avraham Avinu Ate Kitniyos #1806882

    Little Froggie
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    He ate? He only served!!!

    in reply to: How should one protest against shmoozers during davening? #1806045

    Little Froggie
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    Word is getting around… I’ve noticed more shuls being quieter…

    On a different note… interesting this topic just got bumped now… there was a Torah dedication last week. The donor was actually not a mispalel of that shul. He chanced by once and noticed there is absolutely NO TALKING there period. He was big onto the movement of not talking in shul. So he decided to donate a Sefer Torah to that shul.

    in reply to: Caution: People in YWN-CR may be lesser than they appear #1805489

    Little Froggie
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    Took you five years to realize you weren’t joking?!? (and how do you remember something you wrote five years ago?)

    in reply to: Monsey Stabbing – Hit Gone Bad #1804585

    Little Froggie
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    Then how did this go through? <<DELETED>>
    It didn’t!

    in reply to: Is it okay to learn (Torah) During Davening? #1803406

    Little Froggie
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    Any other ideas or ways to show disrespect and impatience with HaShem???

    Wannan learn? Do it at YOUR expense, while you’re eating, hwhile you’re working, while you’re shmoozing… There’s no greater disrespect towards HaShem than coming in to HIS house and DISREGARDING HIM. Anyone who does this instantly looses my respect toward him. המחלל את השם גופו מחוללת על הבריות.

    Yeah, I know, today when you come in to a Shul to daven, there are these “news stands” where you can pick any of the many “news” bletelach. Torah of course. “150 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF DAVENING” Truly disgusting.

    in reply to: Important things to know before choosing camp for your daughter #1803407

    Little Froggie
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    Boruch:

    It all depends how big this camp is. If it’s a small camp, as the OP stated, then NO, you can’t expect a camp like that to absorb the cost.

    There are other GREAT camps out there. A lot of them have the TCs way more than the rest.

    in reply to: Important things to know before choosing camp for your daughter #1803086

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    A camp with 70 girls up to ninth grade. So I assume it’s 7, 8 and 9th. Now, 70 girls divided by three would make it to 23 and a third girls per grade. Pretty small for a camp, you;d say.

    Anyways, if it’s a camp that has only 50 in the TC, its quite small, and it would be unrealistic to DEMAND someone be admitted without having to foot the bill this extra admission necessitated. Think buses, outings, food, bedding, indeed – room and board. What if an extra bunk has to be built just for your daughter? They MUST except anyone at their expense. Think about it. And it’s a camp not a school, which while some consider it a necessity, it’s technically a luxury.

    I happen to be closely involved in a camp (slightly bigger), so I know what goes on (no, I’m not the Boss…yet!). And I think, as a parent, the important thing to know about a camp is its clientele – what are the girls like. And is the camp selective, do they research the girls they admit. What are the camp policies? These (the girls) are the people who are going to greatly affect and shape your daughters’ future. There are many camps out there each offering a unique something. Each with it’s own balance of Ruchnius and Gashmius. Remember – one summer can uplift like nothing during the year can. And, regretfully too, the same the other way…

    This should be the main point.

    in reply to: If only #1803030

    Little Froggie
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    OOOOOOHHHHH…..

    Just wondering…. what…… ????
    (where is coffeeleaks? could someone tell me what was posted / removed… you guys so piqued my curiosity…)

    in reply to: If only #1802741

    Little Froggie
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    ..Been doing that for the past ____ years!!!!

    *(go look yourself… don’t wanna embarrass myself)

    in reply to: Married Women Learning Daf Yomi? #1801492

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    If men don’t birth, why do they go along…

    in reply to: Captain Bump, who are you and why? #1800988

    Little Froggie
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    No. It’s not worth coming back (to read this).
    See? I didn’t either..

    in reply to: Captain Bump, who are you and why? #1800911

    Little Froggie
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    WB SiDi (insert TM sign here)

    Miss you!!!!

    in reply to: 12 steps #1799985

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    CA, No. I got unaddicted to the Coffee Room (or did I, OOPS, I’M BACK!!!)

    in reply to: 12 steps #1799893

    Little Froggie
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    NO!!!! DON’T DO IT!!!

    Look what happened to me…. ever since…

    in reply to: Looking for the Lost Hour #1796697

    Little Froggie
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    Nope. Not gonna do it again, Well, maybe just a half our.

    Anyone else on my team?!?

    in reply to: Following Halacha #1794028

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    What if someone has a burning desire to sound like a …. and make up things HaShem never intended(מגלה פמים). Is that running after your desires?!?

    in reply to: ומי במים – Anyone else think about the summer? #1791744

    Little Froggie
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    OK… So no one answered him…

    In the name of ALL KLAL YISROEL Yes. We (all of us) did serious teshuva. Yes, exactly like YOU demanded from us…
    We did teshuva.
    We did Kinnus.
    We did Taanis.
    We’re not in a state of denial.
    We know that there’s no such thing as coincidence.
    We know that Hashem has a plan and reason for every tiny thing.
    We know that every person’s life is planned out by Hashem from a to z….
    We all woke up from denial and faced reality.

    To all of us here: let this year be a year of yeshuos, refuos, nechamos, much gladness and happiness, fruitfulness and accomplishment to all of us and our families, and all of K’lal Yisroel.

    in reply to: Airline seating alerts #1791462

    Little Froggie
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    Unfortuantely Daas Yochid is becoming daas yochid. He’s absolutely right!!!

    My friend took care of this quiet easily. The woman in the middle absolutely would not budge, out of “principle”. Oh, she’d definitely entitled.
    He just told her he’s out on parole … she went flying…

    Another cute anecdote I heard of an adam gadol riding on a bus in Eretz Yisroel. A woman went and sat down beside him.. He didn’t want to embarrass her and get up.. So he told he in a hushed tone “btw I have Cruspadin”. And she rushed out. (Cruspadin is the targum for Tzitzis!)

    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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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    Or a person as a frog

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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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    WB!!

    Missed you. Actually your quips…

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

    Little Froggie
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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

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

    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743910

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

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

    in reply to: Self checkout #1736921

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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    RY: I miss your “NEWS” !!!

    in reply to: Attn: Burnt Steak #1714680

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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

    Little Froggie
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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!!)

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