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May 6, 2011 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm in reply to: Not Looking For A Psak, Just An Opinion #770222
That was my point. If it is not allowed in her community then it is not allowed by proxy either.May 5, 2011 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm in reply to: Not Looking For A Psak, Just An Opinion #770209
It is not AT ALL like asking someone to fly an airplane. She has made it clear that the internet is ASUR. If you look at it like chometz, which is not only asur on pesach but you can’t even derive benefit from it on pesach, then she shouldn’t be asking her friend to do it so she can derive benefit from something she clearly wouldn’t do. Even if you say that she can get benefit from it (unlike chometz) it is still the same thing – she is asking her friend to do something she feels is wrong.
I would say that the best example for this is asking a goy to do something on shabbos. Even though there is no problem for them to do anything, you still can’t tell them to put on the lights for you. The bottom line here is that if it is wrong for you to do it then it is wrong for you to make someone else do it for you.May 5, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm in reply to: Getting Married & Trying To Decide To Have TV Or Not #764379
I think that it really depends on you as a couple and where you want to be in life. If you, like other posters here, see tv as strictly asur or if you want to get to the level that you think of it as asur, then do not get one.
However, if you plan not to get one just because of what your friends would think (or some other similar reason), then you do will find other ways to watch what you want anyway. As someone pointed out (I)”Anything you get on tv you could probably get on the internet.”(I) That is entirely true. I used to be friends with a couple who bragged about how they do not own a tv even though they both grew up with it. Then, they would discuss with us all the latest shows. When we finally asked them how they know what is going on they answered “well…we watch it online”.
In my home we allow our 3 year old to watch several shows that we deem appropriate. Guess what? He knew his ABCs, colors, how to count and many other basic things way before most of the other kids his age in our shul.
Now, I am not saying that it is for everyone. What I am saying is that you should know where you are holding and where you want to be instead of where others in this forum think you should beMay 3, 2011 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm in reply to: Skverer rebbi predicts predicted the assassination of Osama bin Laden This week #763911
Really? You take those statements as a prophesy? It looks like a nice dvar Torah, nothing more.
P.S. The cat in the hat has a talking fish in it tooApril 28, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am in reply to: Which Shmura Matzoh was thinnest this year? #762076
Charedim was the thinnest I have EVER had and everyone at my table was pleased. Interestingly enough, I did speak with a few people who say it is too thin – like eating paper. In that case, I prefer paper to cardboard