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He’s referring to an adblocker. ublock is an extension you can get for your browser
You could contact YWN (from the contact button on the menu) and see if they can help you).
The marketing emails may have come from anywhere. One way I got marketing emails was because I gave to a tzedaka organization online and since then I’ve been bombarded with many tzedaka emails from that platform that was hosting their campaign. Usually there’s a way to unsubscribe from these types of emails on the bottom of the email.
Kuvult-to add to your post, I call Rabbi Silber’s Daf Yomi shiur one of American Yiddishkeit’s well kept secrets. 🙂
etrog101- google gesher cleveland and you’ll find their website. They are an organization that helps with jobs, housing, government programs etc. so they should be able to help you.
There’s a lot of info and I’m not sure if the coffee room is the place to give over that info. The best thing is to ask someone who lives in cleveland and they can tell you more info, (for example, they can tell you which neighborhood is right for you, which blocks are the better blocks, if cleveland is a right fit for you, schools, shuls etc).
I heard this question in a mussar shmuz from my rebbi many years ago when I was in yeshiva and he answered that nowadays we many outside influences that affect our learning.October 29, 2023 7:36 am at 7:36 am in reply to: More Torah being Learned than ever, yet more Troubles #2235274
Famous yesid from the baalei mussar-where there’s more kedusha, there’s more tumah.
balabusta-your fake accent and grammar isn’t working as it portrays you in a negative light (aka troll).
That was not a nice joke and I’m surprised that the mods let that thru.
Not that I don’t agree with you, but there are ways to express certain things and doing it with anger, especially repeating the statement twice without explanation, is probably not the best way to do it.
Bored troll/yeshiva bochur,
If you’re a troll, go find something better to do.
If you’re a yeshiva bochur, the zman started. Have a good zman!
(Too many holes in this story)
huju, I do not get involved in Israeli politics but from what I know, it is NOT typical to resign at a time of crisis. At that time, the country needs a leader.September 24, 2023 9:28 am at 9:28 am in reply to: Simchas Torah Minyan for Bnei Eretz Yisroel in Brooklyn #2227484
midwesterner-it’s been many years since I looked into the shaila but from what I remember, there are some poskim who say that there is no difference but there are many poskim that say that there is a difference.September 21, 2023 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm in reply to: Simchas Torah Minyan for Bnei Eretz Yisroel in Brooklyn #2227190
Ask a Rav if joining such a minyan is allowed in chutz laaretz.
This has gotten way out of hand. Bored bochurim/people pretending to be bored bochurim, please find something better to do with your time that does not involve posting naarishe things.
I did a google search for it (with hebrew lettering) and it came up on a website beinenu dot com.September 12, 2023 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm in reply to: Relating the Tisha B’av message from Hashem in Today’s generation #2224872
Sam, I don’t know if anyone is able to view it but I can’t view the hebrew lettering in your original post (it comes up as question marks for me) so what was your remez to Tisha b’av in 9/11?
Yes it was a wakeup call for Teshuva but how did you see anything about Tisha b’av?
Cholent-Good one. Not that I know of
Lakewhut, I’m not sure which city you’ve been in (and it doesn’t matter as it’s lashon hara) but I’ve lived, traveled and have been in yeshiva in several out of town cities. Only one out of the cities that I’ve been in had an issue with that. They tried to make their own cholov yisroel plant because of that but they ran out of funding.
My point is that they don’t deliberately sell spoiled milk. It happens occasionally (and this even happens in cities that are in town) that milk or other dairy products were spoiled right from the start. Many stores (including Lakewood) have a 7 day return policy for perishables for this reason.
I used to live in Lakewood and I think food prices have gone up due to inflation in general there’s more more supply and demand and not due to the new check increases. The prices were rising even before the Adirei Hatorah initiaitive.
Lakewhut, I don’t know if you’re serious or joking, but Thoughtful Response wasn’t saying to go out of town to buy milk, but just to compare prices.
No, out of town does not sell spoiled milk.
cholentmitkugel, that’s a spinoff of a joke on 3 people, not a rabbi, priest and someone from poland.
I’m not a Chaim Berliner but I was once at a fundraising melava malka several years ago, and the MC got up to speak. He said that there was a dinner recently at Chaim Berlin celebrating a milestone (I don’t remember what it was) and there were over 20,000 reservations. The Rosh Yeshiva R’Aharon Schechter Zatzal said, “Let’s remember that the tachlis here is to raise money. We can’t forget that.”
The MC continued and said, “We’re here for a beautiful melave malka but we can’t forget the main purpose of why we’re here, to raise money.”
There’s story where a reporter came to check out a famous yeshiva and write an article on it. When he saw the beis medrash and the bochurim were yelling at each other in learning, he asked the person who brought him there, “I understand that they are learning the Torah and it’s very special but why do they have to be screaming at each other?”
The person answered him, “If someone would come and try to take your life, would you start screaming? Of course. To these bochurim, Torah is their life. If someone tells them that the Torah that they are trying to tell over is not true, it’s like someone is taking away their life and that’s why they scream.”
Sorry I pressed submit before I finished my post. That last sentence should have said
“The mishna berura writes if it’s not such a shas hadchak, the congregation can start quietly after Kedusha.”
It sounds like the OP is bored and trying to create some hock.
However, just to let everyone know, regarding short chazara hashatz, it’s actually a halacha in Shulchan Aruch and the mishna berura towards the end of chelek 1 (I can’t remember which siman offhand but I’ll try to look it up later). The Shulchan Aruch says b’shaas hadchak the chazzan can start shemone esrei out loud and the congregation can start shemone esrei quietly along with the chazzan, word for word. After Kedusha, everyone continues quietly. The mishna berura writes if it’s not such a shas hadchak, the congregation can start quietly.
yechiell, is there a reason why you started another thread on this? You could have continued the thread on this topic that you started.
I haven’t been there in many years but I do know that Buffalo is on the American side not too far away
Rabbi Paysach Krohn and Rabbi Ephraim Tenenbaum talk about it on their trip to Prague in Eternal Luminaries (can be found on Rabbi Krohn’s website). If I remember correctly, Rabbi Krohn said that there was no golem as there was no mention of the golem in any writings until many years after the maharal was niftar. Rabbi Tenenbaum said that even though the Maharal’s golem wasn’t true, other gedolim have made golems.
In many places they are mechabed the Kohen to lead the bentching.
I grew up with Avraham Fried’s Yiddish Gems (for those in the next generation, that was Avraham Fried’s collection of R’Erlich’s niggunim). Every year before Shavous, my father would listen to to the song of the malach going to the other nations asking if they want the Torah.
ujm, then name goldilocks bothers you but the names grossman or kleinman, kleinbard etc. don’t
There are names in the Gemara that allude to a color, presumably of their hair (Yitzchok Sumka, which means red)
This is obviously a troll, but for anyone who doesn’t understand, the OP is referring to a kids series of books called Frog and Toad.
This is obviously a troll, but for anyone who doesn’t understand, the OP is referring to a kids series of books called Frog and Toad.June 29, 2023 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm in reply to: Question of an ignorant, closed-minded Lubavitcher #2204128
Moshe kapoyer-It’s a machlokes in the Gemara, and most rishonim don’t pasken like that tzad of the Gemara. For a more detailed explanation, see “The Rebbe, the Messiah and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference,” by David BergerJune 28, 2023 11:51 am at 11:51 am in reply to: Question of an ignorant, closed-minded Lubavitcher #2203750
If you’ll look closely, you’ll see that those current threads discussing lubavitch are usually started by the same one or two posters.
You are correct that many people bring up the topic because they are talking to Lubavitchers. I grew up in an area with many Lubavitchers and Litvaks. Many times when the Litvish Bochurim met the Chabad bochurim, the conversations were about the Rebbe if he’s still alive and whether he was/is Mashiach.
I don’t think you’d find Litvaks discussing it on a daily basis.
Mods, is there a reason why this thread is on the top of the coffee room threads, among the sticky posts?June 21, 2023 10:09 am at 10:09 am in reply to: Does YWN or any other Jewish news place send out text updates #2201924
As far as I know, this has become a thing of the past as it used to be popular with several people sending out text news updates but the ones that I know of are not doing it anymore.
I don’t know if this is an actual mekor, but we find in the Chumash that when Leah Imeinu gave the name Gad, Rashi there says “Ba Mazel Tov” (Beraishis 30:11)
Taken from Wikipedia on “The Rebbe, the Messiah and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference” (a book by David Berger)
In June 1996, The Jewish Press published a paid advertisement that included a letter with Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik’s signature. The letter included the assertion that R’ Soloveitchik believed R’ Schneerson to have been worthy of being Messiah, that the Chabad position that R’ Schneerson was the Messiah could not be dismissed as heretical, and cited a number of sources to demonstrate that he could be the Messiah. The letter also attacked Chabad’s critics, and praised Chabad’s works.
Many messianists believe that R’ Soloveichik defended their position and bring him as a source to back up their arguments. Yet the letter caused confusion as this was a reversal of R’ Soloveichik’s previous position on the matter. In 1994, R’ Soloveichik had told The Forward that R’ Schneerson “can’t be the Messiah – he is not living – a Messiah has to be living. A living Messiah, not a dead Messiah.” He had also expressed shock at the idea that anyone could suggest that the Messiah could be from among the dead noting that “that could be possible in the Christian faith, but not Judaism” adding that this was “repugnant to everything Judaism represents.”
Berger provides a letter from Soloveitchik to a friend in 2000, that resolves the contradiction between his two positions. R’ Soloveichik writes:
To my great dismay. . . publications affiliated with the Lubavitch movement have persisted in stating that I validate their belief that a Jewish Messiah may be resurrected from the dead. I completely reject and vigorously deny any such claim. As I have already stated publicly. . . such a belief is repugnant to Judaism and is the antithesis of the truth. My intent in signing the original letter . . . was merely to express my opinion that we should not label subscribers to these beliefs as heretics. Any statements in that letter which imply an endorsement of their view were not shown to me at the time I signed and I once again repudiate any such ridiculous claim.
 HaRebbi Melech HaMoshiach, David Berger, Urim Publications, 2005. p.75, note 7. (The book is an expanded edition and translation into Hebrew of: The Rebbe, The Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference)
edited to add titlesJune 15, 2023 11:31 am at 11:31 am in reply to: Grocery that gets rid of all Chometz before Pesach #2199953
This thread reminds me of a story with R’Chaim Kanievsky Zatzal that I heard from R’Eli Stefansky (Yevamos 71, about 10 minutes in). R’Chaim went to visit a certain Rebbe on Chol Hamoed Succos in his sukkah and saw a box of Matzos on the table. He asked him, what was going on, matzos on Sukkos.
He said, “In our chassidus, we are makpid like the hava aminas of the Gemara. The Gemara wanted to compare Sukkos to Pesach, (Gezeira Shava Tes Vav of Pesach to Tes Vav of Sukkos). So we’re makpid to have matzos.”
R’Chaim answered him, “The Gemara had a hava amina that maybe you have to do a bris mila on your ear. Since you didn’t do that, you’re an Arel according to this hava amina and an Arel is assur to eat Matza according to the hava amina in the Gemara on Yevamos daf 71!”June 13, 2023 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm in reply to: Grocery that gets rid of all Chometz before Pesach #2199307
Smiler613-Before you start thinking this is a chumra and there’s a group of “machmirim” that only buy things that were baked after pesach and don’t rely on mechira, realize that this isn’t even an inyan-the Mishnayos and Gemara both talk about selling things to a goy for Pesach. Many chashuva Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva buy food items that were sold to a goy before Pesach. There’s no need for storeowners to be fair to these “machmirim” who are inventing such a chumra which is not mentioned in any sefer.
I would advise you before taking on this “chumra” to ask your LOCR if there’s even such an inyan to be machmir in this regard.
You can ask Pinchas Doppelt of Lakewood. He should be able to help or know whom to contact
Many years ago, I went on my eight grade trip to the Living Torah Museum with Rabbi Deutsch. We had finished from getting a bracha from the Skulener Rebbe Zatzal, and it took longer than expected. Even though it was late at night, Rabbi Deutsch gave us an amazing tour of the museum and showed us the artifacts that he has. He is an amazing person.
It was only years later that I found out about his book.
You can teach your kids that ice cream is a special treat and you don’t have to get every single day just because the ice cream truck is here.
There is no obligation to get ice cream just because the ice cream is driving through the neighborhood. If you want to get ice cream, that’s your choice, not the driver’s choice.
This is only a matter of opinion, so not everyone may agree to this. A holocaust survivor was once asked if he thinks all Germans should be held responsible for the holocaust even if they didn’t participate. He said “Imagine a factory where some of the workers mess up and the whole factory is ruined but all the workers get blamed even though they had nothing to do with it. That’s the same thing here.”
I personally think that’s not true in all situations, as there’s a famous saying, “If you were with them, you’re one of them.”
The lakewood scoop has a forum where you could post lost and found (On the menu just after Home)
There’s also a website that you could post Hashovas Avaida items. it used to be popular back in the day (used to be a link from YWN itself) but it may still be worth a try-hashovasavaida dot com
YW Fan-Piskei Halacha from R’Moishe Dovid Lebvics (Psakim of R’Belsky Zatzal) says what you’re thinking of. I don’t have it in front of me but I believe he writes bshem R’Belsky Zatzal that In the Zchus of R’Shimon Bar Yochai music and singing at bonfires are fine but music in general the night of Lag b’ome r(like listening to music at home) is not allowed.
741, regarding searching for old topics in the coffee room, check out the tips thread on the coffee room main page.
From a different news site-it seems that there’s nothing new to report so it could be that’s why YWN didn’t report it.
The overall condition of Maran Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Philadelphia rosh yeshiva, remains unchanged after his stroke earlier this week.
Physicians are working on transferring the rosh yeshiva to a rehab facility or Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Boruch Hashem, as previously reported here, there appears to have been no cognitive damage, but the rosh yeshiva’s speech has been affected.
All are asked to continue davening for Rav Shmuel ben Itta Ettil.
I’m not exactly sure why google only took the first part of the article, but if you look at the source that google has you’ll see that the article is disproving that statement.
Once you troll that, I will tell you that you remind me that when I was growing up, they came out with virtual pets (also known as Giggapets, or Tamagotchi pets, as that was the name of the company that came out with the idea). It was a small handheld device with a a pet on the screen. With the press of a button, you could feed it, take it on a walk or let it sleep. Sometimes it would “wake up,” “get hungry” or “get tired” and you would have to take care of it.
According to the media, there was a statement released by the Biden Admin (can be found on whitehouse dot gov) the vaccine requirement for international travelers will end after May 11 (it says end of day on May 11 so really May 12)