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October 31, 2008 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm in reply to: Esrogim of Shmita #623378
Buy an esrog from Arab countries because you need to wait a few weeks before you discard an esrog from Eretz Yisroel??????????????
That’s insane!October 31, 2008 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm in reply to: Good eating habits (dinner time) #623354
Nothing wrong with allowing a child a bowl of cereal as an occassional substitute for what is beinng served to the rest of the family.
As a child I was forced to eat many things I did not like, and I believe this is part of the reason my diet is poor now that I am an adult. I am underweight, btw………October 30, 2008 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm in reply to: Prepare to Flee America! #1138979
“Angry mobs screaming “kill the Jews”????
I plan to vote for McCain, but if Obama wins (which seems most likely) there is no reason to let your imagination run rampant.
Life will go on as before except that your taxes will be raised. Even in regards to Israel, everyone thought Bush would be so wonderful. For the first 6 years he was, being that he had a hands off policy. For the past two years, however, he has been pressuring Israel to make dangerous concessions. McCain will be more of the same.
Way more important for Israel is who their PM will be. Having a criminal who belongs in prison running the country and making deals with Palestinians on his own, is way more dangerous to the country than having a President Obama.October 30, 2008 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm in reply to: Stop Being a Kanoi on Simchas Torah #623311
Tzippi- Duchaning by Shacharis is mentioned by the Mishna Brura as a minhag in some places. In other places duchaning is done by Mussaf, as always.
He cautions though, that the Kohanim should not be drunk.
The amount that renders a Kohain unfit to duchan is a rivi’is of wine. Other intoxicating drinks do not necessarily render a Kohain unfit. The “red line” is if the Kohain cannot speak properly before HKB”H.
The above is the din in Shulchan Aruch. Practically speaking, as others have alluded to and much has been written about lately, the best thing is for there to be no drinking at all. We have all read about teenagers who start their drinking habits on Simchas Torah or Purim. As adults, we must act responsibly and set an example for our children. Being that invariably some adults get drunk on Simchas Torah and Purim, it is essential that alcohol be banned. Hatzolah prints warnings every year on Purim about this issue due to the many severe accidents they respond to.
If ERIC55 would give this some thought, perhaps he would not think the drunks provide so much enjoyment. What they are giving is a terrible lesson to our children.October 30, 2008 1:10 am at 1:10 am in reply to: Prepare to Flee America! #1138947
Queen- That is the most ridiculus thing I have ever read. What is decreed in shamayim is decreed whether or not a couple buys insurance. A human being has no business making cheshbonos like that. A man should buy insurance because it is the smart, sensible thing to do. Period.
Any Rav who claims that buying insurance places such a “burden” on a couple, is completely misguided.
I assume your Rav told you who to vote for as well. And before you answer that you had better call him (or them)…..October 29, 2008 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm in reply to: Esrogim of Shmita #623375
It’s very simple. Since one is not permitted to destroy edible fruit of shvi’is,
you put it aside until it becomes inedible (it shrivels up and becomes hard like a rock) and then discard it as you normally would.October 28, 2008 1:11 am at 1:11 am in reply to: Stop Being a Kanoi on Simchas Torah #623301
Eric- Since “you enjoy the drunks pretty much” and “they keep the place lebedik”, why
don’t you start a great new place to daven every Shabbos?
You can hand out drinks by brachos and then by the time Kail Adon rolls around, it will be really lebedik!
Everyone who goes there will be a moron who gets drunk, so this way there will be no machlokess. See? You CAN have your cake and eat it too!October 6, 2008 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm in reply to: Time Releasing Nutrition Capsule For Yom Kippur #622859
If people are saying you shouldn’t take a capsule because it takes away from “Ve’inisem”, then most of the sneakers worn today should have the same problem.
Many are much MORE comfortable than every day dress shoes.October 4, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm in reply to: Time Releasing Nutrition Capsule For Yom Kippur #622853
I have found that eating lots of grapes before a fast is very helpful. As the writer above wrote, it helps the body retain fluid.October 2, 2008 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm in reply to: Tircha D’tzibbura (Long Davening) #622841
Maybe I can be considered a pashuteh yid too? Do you have a copyright on the screen name…LOL
Every post you write is thoughtful, intelligent and well written.
Halevai oif alleh Yidden gezugt!October 2, 2008 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm in reply to: Leaving children alone in the house #990831
You should not need to ask the question of whether to say anything to your sister, on
this site or ask any authorities.
Common sense dictates that leaving a 10 year old sleeping alone is outright dangerous and irresponsible. As others have pointed out, will a cell phone awake the child in case of a fire C”V?September 21, 2008 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm in reply to: The Jewish National Anthem #622610
If the medinah is so treif, why are so many chareidim (Shas, UTJ et al)
dying to be part of the government?
The answer to that is the exact same as to the question of how they REMAIN in a govt that hands away Israeli land, kicks out people who were moser nefesh to live there, supplies fuel and supplies to the terrorists that kill Israelis, arms and trains “security personnel” that will kill Israelis, releases murderers who will kill more Israelis in exchange for dead bodies, etc. etc. etc………
“Hakesef ya’aneh es hakol”. (THAT plus a car and a driver).
Anyone who thinks otherwise is extremely naive.September 19, 2008 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm in reply to: Respect for other posters comments #624347
I think a godol can be defined as a well known talmid chochom, to whom a great multitude of people turn to for halachik direction.
With that in mind, (at the risk of “outing” myself as a YU alumni) I have to disagree with cantoresq. I know all the personalities you mention. By my definition Rav Shechter fits the bill, but R’ Michael Rosenzweig and R’ Willig? Tremendous talmidei chachomim no doubt, but gedolim? Hardly. By the way, I am embarrassed by the fact that he chooses to go by the name Michael.
Regarding lesschumras, I was going to make the exact point that someone else did…
kocha de’heteira odif. HKB”H gave us 613 mitzvos which are difficult enough to be midakdek in correctly. There is no need to be machmir above and beyond…..
If someone wants to be machmir for himself, fine. But the “chumra of the week” which becomes Toras Moshe in many cases, I think we can do without.September 19, 2008 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm in reply to: The Jewish National Anthem #622590
Thank you Pashuteh Yid and welcome to the ranks of risha’im on this site.
I never knew the refrains not commonly sung and indeed they reflect the deep feelings of Yiddishkeit by the composer(s), as opposed to simply feelings of a free nation.
Btw, did you know that Chaim Nachman Bialik (oops…am I allowed to say that name on this site?) suggested that the Shir Hama’alos sung by Yossele Rosenblatt (composed by chazzan Pinchas Minkowski) and sung in virtually every home, be used as the national anthem?
I wonder if Cantoresq knows that?September 19, 2008 1:51 am at 1:51 am in reply to: The Jewish National Anthem #622578
Rabbiofberlin- I am proud to stand beside you as a rasha who supports Israel.
I have no doubt that HKB”H does as well. One only has to take note of the fact that the State of Israel survives each and every day AL PI NESS!!!
If not for His intervention, there is no way Israel would be able to protect itself from the 100 million Arabs that surround it.
If the six day war cannot be seen as a ness and a ringing endorsement of the State by HKB”H, then people are either blind or naive (I’d prefer to say stupid, but I’ll just get a lot of flak for name-calling in Chodesh Elul C”V).September 17, 2008 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm in reply to: Help WIth Story About Keeping Shabbos #622085
Thank you all for your help!
Shindy, don’t worry with my daughter in TAG, I wouldn’t
dream of admitting to getting it off the internet…LOL
YankySeptember 12, 2008 1:02 am at 1:02 am in reply to: Scene at OíHare Airport in Chicago This Past Sunday Afternoon #622005
Bogen, pardon my ignorance, but can you please tell me the source for the issur
to hold my wife’s hand in public?September 5, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm in reply to: New to YWN, & Frumkeit – Questions? #626332
First, let me tell you how much credit I give you for taking religious life upon yourself. Your observance is way more special to Hakadosh Baruch Hu than mine, because you CHOSE this way of life. What I do is what I have done since I was born and have never known any other way.
Second, I would advise you to focus on mitzvot bein adom l’chaveiro (between man and his fellow man). You don’t need any special knowledge to treat your fellow man with love and compassion, and G-d gives these type of mitzvot more weight than any others.
Yes, you should take things slowly. Perhaps start by trying to observe Shabbos to the best of your ability.
I wish you all the best in your journey.
YankySeptember 5, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm in reply to: Are we a “DIRTY” nation #988894
I find it distressing that the small town in America that I live in,
is far cleaner than Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh.August 28, 2008 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm in reply to: Kriah for Yerushalayim #620965
To kitzur: Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook Zt”l dared think just that. Oh…sorry, his opinion doesn’t count. He was a tziyoni. You obviously know more than any tziyoni.August 28, 2008 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm in reply to: Web scam – HDcameraworld #620863
I worked in the photo business for a chassidishe fellow 30 years ago, and
I can tell you that such geneiva was widespread. We were pressured to sell the batteries and cases (that came with the camera) separately.
After a cash sale, the owner would joke that the tax was “gravy” (because he had
no intention of reporting it).
So for those of you that think this doesn’t occur by yidden,
you are sadly mistaken.August 24, 2008 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm in reply to: ?? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ???”? ??????? ??? ????? ???? #621008
Blue Shirt: You imply that this minhag could be generations or hundreds of years old.
If that were the case, the Mishna Brura (or the Aruch Hashulchan) would certainly have mentioned it and given his opinion one way or the other.August 24, 2008 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm in reply to: Obama Chooses Joseph Biden #921315
What difference does it make? Anyone here planning to vote for Obama?August 24, 2008 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm in reply to: ?? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ???”? ??????? ??? ????? ???? #621007
It is not legit. Who said that those holding immediately before shmoneh esrei cannot say amen? In fact the Rama holds you SHOULD say amen… “v’chain nohagim”.
It is the Mechaber who says it is assur to answer amen at that point, but Ashkenazim generally follow the psak of the Rama.
The minhug evolved not to answer amen in spite of the Rama’s psak, and the Mishna Brura’s solution (to accomodate both the Mechaber and the Rama) is to say tzur yisrael together with the shliach tzibbur being that one does not say amen to his own bracha.
No one suggests that the shliach tzibbur should say it quietly. As I wrote earlier this is purely a minhag ta’us.August 21, 2008 1:49 am at 1:49 am in reply to: ?? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ???”? ??????? ??? ????? ???? #620999
Mariner, thanks for the backing, but a minhug ta’us cannot go both ways. If it is a ta’us then it is wrong, period.
As gabbai in my minyan (there is no Rav) I privately ask someone who makes these mistakes to please remember to correct them the next time they daven for the amud.August 20, 2008 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm in reply to: ?? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ???”? ??????? ??? ????? ???? #620997
This is a classic case of minhug ta’us. The minhug to say it inaudibly is NOT legitimate.
There are some poskim who hold it should be said in a lower voice than the rest of the bracha, but that is a far cry from inaudible.August 19, 2008 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm in reply to: Dating Dilemmas #621185
1) No reason not to go bowling. I never went into a pool hall, so I have no clue whether or not this is appropriate.
2) No reason not to compliment someone.
3) Guy should absolutley be a gentleman and walk the girl out of the car.
4) After one or two dates, I think it is acceptable.
5) The only situations where it would be acceptable, would be if the girl were honestly not feeling well or if the guy were not acting appropriately.August 14, 2008 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm in reply to: People Who Can’t Write Properly #665842
To TVT: You make a good point and I stand corrected. Mikol milamdai hiskalti….August 14, 2008 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm in reply to: R’ Shloimele Z”L #646641
I believe this whole discussion about SC’s personal behavior is out of line. If one of the gedolei hador came out with a statement about it, that would be something to think about. But who are WE to judge a yid like that, who many have stated had more ahavas yisroel than almost anyone else of this dor? HKB”H will judge SC; no need for us to do so.
As far as his music is concerned, I think the case can be made that he paved the way for all the other guys out there today. If not for SC, MBD et al would not be what they are today.August 14, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm in reply to: People Who Can’t Write Properly #665835
Mariner, I am really impressed! I apologize for making that blanket statement that “most” of the people that post here can’t write properly. Actually, most people CAN indeed.August 14, 2008 1:28 am at 1:28 am in reply to: People Who Can’t Write Properly #665833
Thank you r.o.b………..August 13, 2008 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm in reply to: People Who Can’t Write Properly #665829
burich, thanks for providing an excellent example of what I am referring to.
“I don’t think their is anything wrong…”
their is spelled there.
“critisise” is spelled criticise.
“if your looking to critisise…”
should be…if you’re looking to criticise..
“porportionatly” I assume you mean proportionately
And yes, it IS worse than the general population. That is why I posted
this in the first place.
So tell me, where is my comma placement wrong? If it is I would like to know, as I am always open to constructive criticism.August 10, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm in reply to: Mitzvah Tantz, what the prob’ exactly? #620447
Cherrybim says he is not telling if R’Moshe had mixed seating at his childrens’ weddings. Well, he doesn’t have to tell. Rav Moshe Tendler (who is married to R’ Moshe’s daughter) said that there was!