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  • in reply to: restaurant on first date??? #1761445

    Yankelle
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    I agree with your sentiment but at 22 you don’t have the luxury to be so choosy. If that is the only big problem you have from the date, then I think it’s worth trying it again.

    in reply to: The Importance of Having Short Hair #1754017

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    Where did the term “Sar HaTorah” originate? Was it created for R’ Kanievsky, or did someone else hold the title prior?

    in reply to: Kosher Restaurant Review Lashon Harah #1749259

    Yankelle
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    Maybe positive reviews should also be forbidden as it can lead to Avak Lashon Harah. I.e. Person A says that the pizza at Restaurant X is great, only for Person B to comments that it was the worst pizza that he ever consumed.

    in reply to: SCAM ALERT: All Travellers To Israel Beware #1743648

    Yankelle
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    Yup. That’s why many credit cards don’t issue insurance for car rentals in Israel.

    in reply to: Bedikas chametz on an airplane seat #1721728

    Yankelle
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    You don’t reside in your plane seat. Do you also need to check your taxi seat on the way to the airport? Or a park bench you sit on while tying your shoes?

    in reply to: Joining Sephardic #1697763

    Yankelle
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    @joseph, but then you also need to eat only BY meat also.

    in reply to: Tinuk Shenishbah #1613286

    Yankelle
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    There is a difference between knowing what the Orthodox believe to be permitted and forbidden, and actually believing it and knowingly committing a sin.

    in reply to: Can One Ride in a Self-Driving Car on Shabbos #1563576

    Yankelle
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    NOYB: If those are the only problems, then the companies can develop a “Sabbath Mode”, as has been done with many appliances. However, my understanding is that even entering and exiting a vehicle would present serious issues, which obviously cannot be overcome.

    in reply to: Btl Bachelors in Talmudic law #1554901

    Yankelle
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    If your goal is law school, just focus on doing the best you can on the LSATs. If you score really well, let’s sat 165 or above, you should have a relatively easy time getting into a law school with a BTL.

    in reply to: Is it muttar to block illegal driveways? #1550948

    Yankelle
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    It’s a mitzvah actually.

    in reply to: Orthodox Rabbi Takes Job at LGBT Synagogue – Discuss #1546917

    Yankelle
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    I’m not going to make a self-repressed and insulting comments like Joseph, but I don’t think that this Rabbi would qualify as Orthodox due to his positions.


    Yankelle
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    AZOI.IS: Do you make your expectations clear at the start? Maybe you and your clients have different expectations for remuneration, and that is the issue.

    in reply to: Address emotional disorders before shidduchim age comes #1461546

    Yankelle
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    I think the OP makes a good point. And the people who develop a disorder after the wedding is a different story which shouldn’t detract from the OP’s point.

    in reply to: A Couple of Reminders From Your Friendly Moderators… #1424341

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    Why not make life easier for everyone by automatically allowing all posts initially, with an option for readers to flag comments which they find objectionable?

    in reply to: Do we kill too many animals? #1391018

    Yankelle
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    Joseph: you keep stating your opinion as fact without any substantiation.

    in reply to: Do we kill too many animals? #1390920

    Yankelle
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    Why do you classify clothing as a necessity, as opposed to fun or luxury, like hunting or bull-fighting? If anything, clothing made from animal products is more expensiveness than their synthetic counterparts, so it is certainly not a necessity for (almost) anyone to wear animal products. This is especially true of fur, which 99.9% of the time is only worn as an adornment.

    in reply to: Do we kill too many animals? #1390609

    Yankelle
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    That sounds like a non-sequitur to me, Joseph. How does being given the earth translate into killing animals for appearance? Would you also say that hunting or bull-fighting is permissible under the same grounds? I agree that Hashem gave us the planet, but along with that comes a responsibility to treat it well, the same way that Hashem have us our bodies, but we are not permitted to do whatever we want with it just because it’s ours (i.e: tattoos, smoking, etc…). And what about tzar balei chaim? Doesn’t that come into play?

    in reply to: Do we kill too many animals? #1390569

    Yankelle
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    Joseph: What’s your source for that, especially now that there are so many alternatives?

    in reply to: Do we kill too many animals? #1390244

    Yankelle
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    Joseph: What’s the source for your statement that killing animals for fur is permitted? That may have once been the case when there were few other alternatives, but what right do you have now to torture/kill a living being because you want (in your opinion) to look good?


    Yankelle
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    I don’t know who Rav Gavornlik is, but I like his reasoning. While it is acceptable for a “regular” Jew to daven until the end of the halachically permitted time, a Yeshiva Bachur has supposedly committed his life, or at the very least the current years of his life, to an intense service of Hashem, sometimes to the exclusion of other responsibilities, such as earning a parnassah or assisting with household duties. That being the case, it does not present a good and sincere appearance when the same Bachur that was unable to get a job or clean some dishes during the zman asit might constitute bittul torah, all-of-a-sudden has the time to sleep until the 10:00 AM minyan.

    in reply to: Makom Kavua – Being Kicked out of your Seat #1362772

    Yankelle
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    I understand that there is an inyan of a makom kavua, but part of that stringency is arriving early enough so as to ensure that the seat is unoccupied.

    It is completely inappropriate to show up late to shul and make someone move, in essence being machmir on makom kavua but being VERY makel on other issues, such as embarrassing a guest and/or interrupting their davening. I believe that the term for such a person is a Chasid Shote.


    Yankelle
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    As stated by the erudite CTLAWYER, the frum world, in many aspects (and especially social matters), is living according to standards which are decades (if not centuries) behind the “secular”world. As the OP mentioned, divorce is still stigmatized in the frum world, which is causing many unhappy couples to stay together, to the detriment of themselves and their children. Some other issues within the frum world (an exhaustive list would be much too long for this post and would require its own article) include stigmatization of certain physical and mental diseases, lack of education, and an obsession with victimization and self-pity. BH we seem to be making some progress, which might explain the contrast between divorce rates in the frum vs “secular” societies.

    in reply to: Source for not saying the word “cancer?” #1346828

    Yankelle
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    Ignorance and superstition. The only effect of discussing these matters in an indirect and shameful manner is preventing better awareness.

    in reply to: Do they know that it’s the 3 Weeks? #1324918

    Yankelle
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    To say that WWI started on 9’Av, which invariably led to WWII is classic Artscroll grasping-at-straws to fit their agenda. As others have said above, WWI does not have a clear start date. And secondly, to say that WWI caused WWII is is ridiculous, because, ignoring the fact that all wars have myriad causes, that argument can be taken back indefinitely. What led to WWI?, etc…

    in reply to: Lakewood Resident Screaming About New Shopping Mall #1208490

    Yankelle
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    its no nice to post this she is clearly not ok r’l.

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