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June 5, 2023 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm in reply to: The Liozna Rebbe #2195829
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.June 5, 2023 9:55 am at 9:55 am in reply to: Ice cream truck frequency #2195759
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.May 31, 2023 9:51 am at 9:51 am in reply to: German Products #2194319
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.”May 24, 2023 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm in reply to: Hashavos Aveida – AirPods Pro #2192930
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 comMay 10, 2023 11:12 am at 11:12 am in reply to: music lag ba’omer night or not?? #2189129
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.May 9, 2023 10:56 am at 10:56 am in reply to: Caffeinated versus decaffeinated #2188571
741, regarding searching for old topics in the coffee room, check out the tips thread on the coffee room main page.May 4, 2023 1:25 am at 1:25 am in reply to: Am I missing something? #2186909
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.May 3, 2023 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm in reply to: the Bible or Google #2186836
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.May 3, 2023 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm in reply to: You should get a dog. #2186747
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.May 2, 2023 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm in reply to: info travel restrictions #2186276
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)May 2, 2023 10:34 am at 10:34 am in reply to: Chassidishe Out of town Kollelim? #2186210
mb10-I’ve been out of Chicago for a number of years so it could be it changed. But I was a around when the Zidichov Kollel started so I know a little bit about it.
It’s a halacha Kollel.They learn Halacha in depth and Halacha l’maaseh. As I said it could be it changed, but they chose yungerleit that were chassidish but were open to the litvish culture (ex: speak english fluently) as the shul has chassidish and litvish mispallelim so they wanted everyone to feel comfortable with them and so that they’ll be able to learn with baalebatim.April 28, 2023 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm in reply to: I refused to be injected with an experimental product #2185137
Nomesorah-in case you’re interested, you can google Rabbinical panel hears 8 hours covid collive and it should come upMarch 29, 2023 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm in reply to: Kollel life with no parental support #2178281
AAQ-When I left Kollel and went to work, I realized that a working person can be serious about learning if he makes the most out of his learning. For example, he can go to night seder and learn seriously the entire time. It’s the quality. It may be only a few hours a day (as opposed to the many hours a kollel student learns) but it can be a serious learning as well.March 28, 2023 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm in reply to: Kollel life with no parental support #2177736
I’ve been out of Kollel for several years now. When I was in Kollel (BMG), I was amazed at the amount of people learning full time even though they were married and several kids.
I think many of them have side jobs (you’ll be surprised at how many of them do things on the side like tutoring and selling things on amazon) and have support from parents, in laws and friends. They do their hishtadlus and Hashem takes care of the rest. When I was in my last years of Kollel and thinking of leaving, my wife told that there’s a certain Siyata Dishmaya in parnassa when one is learning and one shouldn’t take leaving kollel and going to work so lightly.March 27, 2023 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm in reply to: Bein Hazmanim Shiurim #2177529
Check torahanytime, kolhalashon and torahdownloads. Or your local Bulletin boardMarch 15, 2023 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174124
Gadolhadofi-I’m not sure what you’re trying to say. I am for teaching English in yeshivas. I was saying that it wasn’t a shita of R’Aharon not to have english but of somebody else.March 15, 2023 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm in reply to: Teen Violence in Lakewood #2174047
ujm-I learned in a yeshiva where both Roshei yeshiva were talmidim of R’Aharon Kotler Zatzal and the accredited english program was very good.
So it’s not a shita of R’Aharon.March 13, 2023 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm in reply to: Rebbetzin Weinberg z”l #2173192
I’m not sure if you want an answer from other CR posters or YWN. If you want an answer from YWN, use the Contact tab on top right as the mods here have said that they have nothing to do with the news reported on YWN.
Coffee- He actually said that they were roommates with the older graders but at the same time, there was a boundary called shtultz (As I wrote, I was in a yeshiva that did not have shtultz and therefore I didn’t have this derech. This is how he explained that derech)
Always-My rebbe attended a very prestigious modern day yeshiva.
I went to a yeshiva that did not have shtultz but I had a rebbe who had gone to a yeshiva with shtultz. We asked him once to explain it. He went thru it (a little lengthy to post here) and at the end of it he said that if a 9th grader would come to ask a 12th grader a question in learning or in hashkofah, the 12th grader would answer him warmly and cordially, being friendly. If he would come over to shmuz with him, he would “shtultz him out.” This made the 9th graders realize that the 12th graders are not there to be their friend but to help them out, to help them grow and looking out for them.February 20, 2023 10:49 am at 10:49 am in reply to: Aliens/UFO/Extraterrestrial Beings #2167446
R’Chaim Mintz Shlita in the book “Ask the Rabbi” writes that there is no reason to think that there is life on other planets as Hashem created the world for us to grow close to Him and we can accomplish that mission without looking at other planets (You can look in the book for the full answer).February 13, 2023 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm in reply to: Yeshivishe “Rayd” or “Reid” #2165375
Is it on the gavra or the cheftza
es poelt un a chalos
These threads are getting ridiculous. There is no chiyuv to start a new thread. If you have nothing to say, don’t make up a ridiculous thing (for lack of a better word, stupid) just in order to start a thread. Better that there be no new topics than have troll threads.January 20, 2023 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm in reply to: The CR Black Hole #2158123
Is there a reason why you’re reviving a troll thread from 10+ years ago?January 19, 2023 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm in reply to: The apple logo #2157844
I thought it was in the medrash that it was an apple tree. I’ll have to look into that more. SorryJanuary 18, 2023 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm in reply to: The apple logo #2157534
yserbius-Some say the Eitz Hadaas was an apple treeJanuary 17, 2023 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm in reply to: Calling Israel #2157098
Is Kirby Card still around? They had good rates many years agoJanuary 2, 2023 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm in reply to: Telshe Cleavland or Chicago #2153299
This sounds more like an issue of Shalom more than who is right or wrong. Even if you’re right, machlokes isn’t worth it. I would suggest that you try to make shalom before fanning the flame.December 14, 2022 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm in reply to: Who said tachanun today? #2147824
Someone I know asked a Rosh yeshiva about the minhag of not saying tachanun from after isru chag sukkos thru Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. He said that it’s a chassidishe minhag and chassidim don’t want to “drop their hat” (put their head down for tachanun) so they look for ways to get out of tachanun.December 13, 2022 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm in reply to: Troll Thread #2147423
Usually it means that the thread or the comment is by someone who is bored and just having funDecember 9, 2022 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm in reply to: Looking for biography/information #2146215
Sam, I don’t know if you tried that but if you did, then you got different results than me as I tried and I couldn’t find any info on him whatsoever. I even tried switching the spelling to Vakspress but that didn’t give any info either.December 7, 2022 10:40 am at 10:40 am in reply to: Mekubal/Tzaddik #2145569
When I was in elementary school (I think it was 5th grade), a kid in my class asked the Rebbe if Ruach Hakodesh still exists nowadays. His answer was “If you know what Ruach Haodesh really is, you wouldn’t be asking that question.”December 1, 2022 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm in reply to: Cherem on sefer “Pshuto Shel Mikra” #2143924
Leyzer, sorry that I left out the hey. I assumed everyone would know what I was referring to. (In case you didn’t realize, I was referring to the chumash from the Netziv. It could be you are referring to something else)
Zei mir mochelNovember 30, 2022 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm in reply to: Cherem on sefer “Pshuto Shel Mikra” #2143600
When the letter came out a few weeks ago, the oilam in shul asked the Rav of the shul (a major talmid chacham) why is this Chumash any different than the Emek Davar, as he also gives a pshat in Rashi. People were also wondering why this Chumash was any different than the Artscroll Rashi Chumash. The Rav answered that they ruined the tzura of the page. The tzura is Chumash and then Rashi underneath it. The pshuto shel mikra chumash first put the pasuk, then their pshat and then Rashi after that. The Emek Davar and Artscroll placed their pshat after Rashi. They didn’t take away the tzura of the Chumash.November 17, 2022 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm in reply to: Moving to EY #2139474
Avira-you’re probably referring to the yeshiva Lakewood East (BMG of Lakewood in E. Israel) run by Rav Shwartzman, Shlita. I think what Sam was referring to was that there were several people in Lakewood that are starting/started 2 Lakewood style communities in EY.May 10, 2022 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm in reply to: Chutznik Leining in Yerushalayim until Matos-Masei #2085507
Yabia Omer, it’s for people that travel to Eretz Yisroel and they need to catch up on leining.May 10, 2022 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm in reply to: Chutznik Leining in Yerushalayim until Matos-Masei #2085263
I haven’t been in EY for many years, but when I was there, I know there was a minyan in Zichron Moshe and also in Minyan Avreichim (I think that was on Ohalei Yosef, near R’Dovid Soloveitchik’s yeshiva)April 27, 2021 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm in reply to: LONGEST THREAD EVER!! #1968878
If you choose a topic and start us off, you’ll have a chance. Otherwise, it’s not going to happen.January 6, 2021 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm in reply to: Hotel for Chosson and Kallah near Lakewood #1935913
There’s a Hilton Garden Inn on Rt 70. There’s also a Marriot Courtyard in Wall Township, about 25 min out of LakewoodAugust 24, 2014 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm in reply to: Public Speaking #1029385
scared driver delight, it sounds like you never even learnt public speaking to begin with. If you did, you would know why it’s so important and why it’s an important skill to have. I’ll give you an example. Look at Obama. He has some crazy views. However he has influenced thousands of Americans that his way is the right way. How? Through the way he speaks. The speeches that he has given has influenced thousands of Americans that he is the right man to run the country.
I’ll give you another example. In the Book “Rabbi Sherer,” it describes how Rabbi Moshe Sherer zatzal was able to influence political figures to change the law so it coincided for halacha and so it would be better for the Jewish people. How did he do that? Through public speaking. He was an amazing speaker and was able to influence political figures that the Jewish people are important and you need to accommodate them.
For us, public speaking is relevant as well. If someone got up and couldn’t speak in complete sentences you wouldn’t even listen to him. People would yell at him to get off the podium. If there are non jews there it could be a chillul Hashem that this person doesn’t know how to speak. (If there are only jews there, it could be an even greater chillul Hashem.)
I have no idea if you’re a man or a woman, but how do you expect to say a dvar torah if you have no idea how to speak?
Therefore, public speaking is very important-to know how to influence people and also if you want people to listen to you, then you have to learn how to speak so people can follow you and listen to what you have to say.August 22, 2014 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm in reply to: remove simcha from OS #1029356
I think they’re back in town, because they started tweeting simchas againAugust 19, 2014 4:15 am at 4:15 am in reply to: Rechnitz – There is no Shidduch Crisis #1043156
It seems that I’m the only one who heard this: Several years ago, BMG was thinking about changing the freezer to attempt to fix the shidduch crisis. They wanted to make a rule that you only could go to the freezer if you were 22 and a half, Pesach time. After that, you wouldn’t have to go through the freezer. One of the Lakewood Roshei yeshiva went and spoke to one of the Gedolei Hador in Eretz Yisroel about this idea. The gadol told him that the idea wouldn’t work because it wouldn’t stop anyone. If they didn’t want to go through the bmg system, they would just go somewhere else.August 18, 2014 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm in reply to: Forgetting to close the fridge light before Shabbos #1039255
Lior, it’s a davar shaino miskaven and also it might not necessarily happen. (There’s an igros Moshe that talks about the motor running which was quoted in a previous post) In the Shabbos Kitchen on the last page, R’ Simcha Bunim Cohen shlita writes that R’ Moshe told him that you can open the fridge even while the motor is off.August 17, 2014 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm in reply to: remove simcha from OS #1029350
They’re probably on vacation. They haven’t tweeted any simchas since Tuesday, and I checked on the website and there have been several simchas since thenAugust 17, 2014 5:26 am at 5:26 am in reply to: Dating Question….. #1028330
Moshe kapoyer, these questions are a matter of opinion, so the best thing is to ask your mentor these questionsAugust 17, 2014 5:24 am at 5:24 am in reply to: Austin,Tx has a great frum community #1029010
Malbim, I think you should look for another city. Maybe, somewhere in montana or wyoming. 🙂August 15, 2014 5:31 am at 5:31 am in reply to: In Austin the Orthodox rabbi is paid $100,000 a yr #1028566
Malbim, I don’t mean to sound mean or anything like that, but are you trying to get everyone to move to austin? You started 3 threads about it!
and that doesn’t include the deleted onesAugust 15, 2014 1:05 am at 1:05 am in reply to: Forgetting to close the fridge light before Shabbos #1039233
RebYidd23, it could be that a fridge that the door opens without a light exists. But I don’t think they’re so common.
Sam2- Usually the switch that turns off the light is right when the door enters the frame, so you’d have to be careful about thatAugust 14, 2014 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1224259
TBONTB, Mod 29-Thank youAugust 14, 2014 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm in reply to: Forgetting to close the fridge light before Shabbos #1039227
A friend of mine once forgot to disconnect it before shabbos. What he ended up doing is that his wife put the baby in front the fridge and the baby closed it by herself.
I looked this up-I believe the best idea is to get a goy to close the door.