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  • in reply to: WhatsApp #2083925
    WolfishMusings
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    You should however, avoid groups containing anybody and everybody.

    You mean like an Internet message board?

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2083491
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    skydiver

    Lend someone a plane, he flies for a day.
    Push someone out of a plane and he flies for the rest of his life.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2082997
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    @wolf, because I know you do some photography in the national parks.

    That’s true. But I’m certainly no park ranger.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2082955
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    @Wolfish, someone told me they bumped into a frum park ranger.

    OK. I’m not sure what that has to do with anything I said.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Amen to women’s bracha #2082925
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    Wolf, אין אדם משים עצמו רשע, a person should not consider oneself a rasha.

    You do realize that that is strictly an evidentiary rule that has applicability only in the context of testimony, right?

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2082924
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    I thought you were a full time blogger 🙂

    No. Nor am I a full time landscape photographer.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Amen to women’s bracha #2082926
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    Wolf: Your apikorus shtick is old and stale. Try something new for the next five years.

    I’m sorry if you find my self-opinion “old and stale.” I’ll try to find new ways to think negatively about myself.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2082861
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    Landscape photographer.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Amen to women’s bracha #2082853
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    Except for a wife (אשתו כגופו)

    If that’s the case, then I’m still an apikorus, since one doesn’t answer “amen” to one’s own b’rachos.

    In any event, I’ve also said “amen” to the b’rachos of my daughter, sister, mother and nieces as well. So, I’m still a complete rasha.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Gas Prices #2082854
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    Bidens fault for sure.

    The President of the US, whether he’s a Democrat or Republican, has very little effect on the price of gasoline. None of this is Biden’s fault or Trump’s fault.

    If it makes you feel any better, feel free to blame me.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2081120
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    And (related) was Moshe lefty or righty?

    I’d say it’s far more likely that Moshe was a righty simply because the vast majority of humans are righties.

    (Yes, I know that I’m an apikorus for relying on stupid things like statistics…)

    The Wolf

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2080878
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    Reb Zev, you’re also happy about the drawings of Moshe Rabbeinu wearing a shtreimal, right?

    Personally, I don’t care, provided it’s meant for children and not meant to be historically accurate.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2080748
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    Why do all the Kindergarten & Cheder pictures have Luchos on the top of Har Sinai at Matan Torah?
    Hashem gave Moshe the Luchos AFTER he was up there for 40 days and he brought them down on י”ז בתמוז – not in Sivan?

    Because on Shavuous we celebrate and commemorate the giving of the Torah (and HKBH speaking the Aseres HaDibros) directly to us on that day. The luchos on the mountain are just representative of the Torah and the 10 Utterances. It’s not meant to be historically accurate, but to give the children something to visualize because they’re kindergarteners and a concrete thing (such as the luchos) are a lot easier for them to grasp than an abstract concept such as the Torah.

    In other words, they’re little kids, it’s to help them understand. Lighten up.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Amen to women’s bracha #2078359
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    And I’ve been saying “amen” to my wife’s brachos for years.

    Another sign that I am just an evil apikorus.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Daylight Savings time #2076196
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    Obviously you never heard that because DST doesn’t add sunlight

    It was a joke.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: OMNI vs Metrocard #2076195
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    I’ve recently switched over to using OMNY. So far, I’ve found no drawbacks. It correctly calculates when I make a bus-train transfer and does not charge me another fare.

    The plus side, of course, is that I always have my phone with me, I don’t have to look for my MetroCard and I don’t have to stop by the kiosk to have it refilled every now and again.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Daylight Savings time #2075073
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    Maybe have one US-wide time?

    China currently does this. They have one time zone (China Standard Time, UTC + 8) for the entire country (which is roughly the same size as the US). Sunrise in Kashgar (in the west) is 10:16 AM in late December.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Chillul Shabbos? #2074150
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    do you start Maariv when it is still Shabbos? if you haven’t made havdalah it is still shabbos for you so it s not hachana.

    Well, yes and no.

    Technically, Shabbos is over at the proper time. True, you cannot do melacha until you actually do a verbal havdala, but Shabbos is over at the time it’s over. If I did a melacha after the z’man, I would be violating a rabbinic principle against doing melacha before havdala, but I would not be violating the biblical commandment against doing melacha on Shabbos (and would certainly not be deserving of the death penalty).

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Daylight Savings time #2074153
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    I’ve often heard that farmers hate DST since the extra hour of sunlight is harmful to the crops.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2070971
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    Wolf: Why didn’t you sleep, despite your schedule, considering you knew the obligation?

    Because I’m a terrible Jew.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Chillul Shabbos? #2070970
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    Is the siddur itself muktzah after its final use?

    Doubtful, since someone could use it if they wanted to.

    Placing it for maariv would seem to be hachanah,

    So, by doing so, for years, I have been mechalel Shabbos every time I davened for the amud on Shabbos mincha.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Chillul Shabbos? #2070856
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    What about placing it before zemiros for shalosh seudas?

    This is the siddur that sits at the amud all the time. No one uses it for z’miros.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2070775
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    So, I didn’t get drunk again this Purim. (Nor did I go to sleep during the day… too much to do.)

    Once again proving that I am just a terrible Jew.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Trump is a Coward #2069138
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    Trump has an unhealthy admiration for the likes of Putin and Kim and has expressed his love and admiration for tyrants.

    I’m not sure how your statement supports the title of this thread. While this certainly shows some undesirable characteristics of the former President, it doesn’t show cowardice.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2069107
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    Wolf: The British Parliament lacks unilateral power to remove the monarch or abolish the monarchy since the monarch can deny such an act royal assent, which would effectively ensure such an act doesn’t become legally effective.

    While that may be technically true, it isn’t on a practical level. I’m pretty sure James II did not assent to the ruling of Parliament that he had abdicated the throne, and yet, at least in England, it was considered effective.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2069104
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    Wolf: Your community

    I don’t identify with any community.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: King Charles and Queen Camilla #2069085
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    What happened to לעולם יתפלל אדם בשלומה של מלכות

    Well, this brings up an interesting question in the modern age. What is meant by “malchus?” It is the pagentry, pomp, dignity and history of the institution of the monarchy as personified in its current occupant? Or is it the actual governing power and the ability to change matters for the Jews favorably or unfavorably? If the former, the “malchus” in the UK is clearly the Queen. If the latter, it could easily be argued that it’s Parliament, who not only holds the everyday legislative power, but even has the power to remove the monarch or even abolish the monarchy altogether.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: teenagers drinking on purim #2069081
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    I guess I’m one of those yidden who doesn’t take my halachic obligations seriously. I have never been drunk in my life (on Purim or otherwise) and have no intention of doing so on this coming Purim or any other.

    If that makes me a rasha, so be it.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Fancy Trip Statuses #2060735
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    When I go on a trip, most of the time the principal purpose of the trip is photography. As such, of course, I share the images I produce — that’s the entire point.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Seriously Wondering #2057132
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    Yes.

    One example that comes to mind was a friend of the family. True the person was elderly, but he was otherwise healthy. It was COVID that killed him.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the United States of America. #2056455
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    In reality, he is the 45th person who was elected

    I’m afraid that’s not true. He’s the 45th person to serve in the office.

    The following people were never elected President, yet served in the office:

    John Tyler
    Millard Fillmore
    Andrew Johnson
    Chester A. Arthur
    Gerald Ford

    It should be noted that Ford was never elected to the Presidency or the Vice Presidency.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: This is what I’ve been waiting for #2054542
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    Will it work with both of your heads?

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Watching Sports is Dumb🏈⚾️⚽️🏀 #2054487
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    Change My Mind!

    Why should I change your mind? You’re entitled to your opinion.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Not thanking God #2054486
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    Wolf: That was my sole objection.

    Then I guess we both agree on my main point… that I am no better than he.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Not thanking God #2054186
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    Wolf: He is Mr. Please don’t improperly use a title for him.

    That was your sole or main takeaway from my post?

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Im convinced the age distribution of YWN poasters is U shaped #2054147
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    Not a yinglele. Not a zaidy. I have a mortgage.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Not thanking God #2054104
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    This past Shabbos, I made a kiddush and siyum in my shul in memory of my mother for her yahrtzeit, which is this week.

    I spoke about my mother for a bit after the siyum. I mentioned the difficult life she had, the physical challenges she faced throughout her years and how she didn’t let anything get in the way of her raising her children to be shomrei Torah U’Mitzvos.

    But you know what I didn’t think to do? I didn’t thank HKBH for giving me a mother like that. I guess I’m no better than Rabbi Cytron-Walker.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Highschools with Secular Education #2054103
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    Wolf, Master’s degree in what?

    Business Administration.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Highschools with Secular Education #2054101
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    Wolf: In your estimation, how much more are you earning today given the Master’s you possess, than had you only had a Bachelor’s.

    Hard to say and completely irrelevant to anything I said.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Highschools with Secular Education #2053279
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    Well, all I know is that I have a Master’s degree, so I must be an outright apikores.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: “Frum” therapist #2049040
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    If it does not make the patient think twice [There is nobody to look through the window.] It does not change anything. If it does, than it will hinder the therapy. See above.

    Fair enough. However, unless I’m mistaken (and please feel free to correct me), most therapy of this type is strictly verbal (i.e. the patient sits in a chair and simply talks or follows simple instructions from the therapist). As such, as long as you don’t have people actively listening at the door, it wouldn’t appear like anything other than two people having a conversation.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: danger in gop #2049039
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    For me, the danger in gop is that it has too much sugar. I have to carefully watch my blood sugar these days.

    The Wolf

    (Wait… what? Oh… I see. Never mind…)

    in reply to: “Frum” therapist #2048441
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    The potential for יחוד and inappropriate relationships should suggest that it isnt a “frum” profession.

    Get a door with a window. Problem solved.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Golem of Prague #2048440
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    There is a statue of the Maharal in Prague.

    No one disputes that the Maharal was a real person.

    The existence of a statue of the Maharal neither confirms or refutes the existence of a Golem.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: How Close Are You To Your Siblings? #2048439
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    Please define the meaning/definition of your close relationship.

    Why? It’s “close” as I define it.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Penniless #2047975
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    There are enough pennies in circulation that they will still be around for decades to come.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: How Close Are You To Your Siblings? #2047973
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    I have one sister and we’re very close.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Torah #2041225
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    Is sweeter then honey

    OK, I agree it’s sweeter. Now give me my honey.

    The Wolf

    in reply to: How to end a first date when there’s no shadchan #2038493
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    There’s no excuse to not be using a shadchan.

    Period.

    And if you happen to meet on your own and hit it off?

    The Wolf

    in reply to: Keeping my last name when married #2038486
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    FWIW, when my wife and I got married (over 30 years ago), I told her that I had no problem if she wanted to keep her last name. She wanted to take mine, but if she didn’t, it would not have bothered me at all.

    The Wolf

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