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  • in reply to: Money-saving tips for rich people #1606257

    Joseph
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    CTL: If your family net worth became $350,000 tomorrow (with your then living in a lower middle class home) and your family annual income became $75,000, and it remained so for an indefinite period of time, would you be happy and appreciate what you have without being upset you didn’t have more?

    in reply to: Monetizing YWN #1606258

    Joseph
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    That’ll create fraudulent ad-clicking by users looking for compensation, not caring about the ads but mass clicking on them anyways.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1606066

    Joseph
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    laskern: Please see Rambam Hilchos Ishus 13:11 and Shulchan Aruch EH 73:1.

    in reply to: Peace Plan #1606064

    Joseph
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    In retrospect, the Zionists should never have established a state in the first place. Once you create a mamzer you cannot simply destroy it.

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1606040

    Joseph
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    RY23, are you under the impression that normal men are not attracted to women who aren’t dressed as models?

    in reply to: Which is Worse Publically Converting or Publically OTD? #1606041

    Joseph
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    Going OTD can simply be due to taaiva and rishus.

    in reply to: Which is Worse Publically Converting or Publically OTD? #1606001

    Joseph
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    Which do you think is worse — hacking an innocent person’s arm off or injecting someone with blood contaminated by a potentially fatal disease?

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1606005

    Joseph
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    No, RY23; something would be wrong with him if he was not distracted by her.

    in reply to: Why are all the phones smartphones now? #1605971

    Joseph
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    +1

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1605979

    Joseph
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    CS – Aba Chilkiya’s wife stayed home the whole day. (The Gemorah mentions this when explaining why she gave more tzedaka than her husband.) Which, not so incidentally, aligns with the psak in both Shulchan Aruch and Rambam that a wife should not leave her home too much. Rambam specifies a specific limit on the number of times per month her husband should let her out whereas the Shulchan Aruch doesn’t put an actual number other than to pasken not to go out much.

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1605441

    Joseph
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    KotonHadorah: When you’re incapacitated in a burning building hopefully you’ll remember that when a female fireman tries lifting your 285 lb. frame to shlep you out. Or when you’re in a foxhole with a female soldier and are distracted by that from paying attention to enemy fire.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1605907

    Joseph
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    Sechel: You also think it’s okay for an eishes ish to dress “beautifully” when going out of the home in the public or elsewhere?

    in reply to: The stupid kind of gun control #1605464

    Joseph
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    I do not agree that it makes no sense to have a law forbidding weapons.

    in reply to: Peace Plan #1605439

    Joseph
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    What akuperman and, I believe, Shopping613 are saying (and correctly so) is that in a hypothetical scenario where a non-Jewish government would govern Eretz Yisroel and allow Yidden to fully practice Torah Judaism in safety (no fears of attacks) and with freedom of movement, the frum community (Chareidim) would find that to be a much preferable situation (or at least an acceptable arrangement) than the current arrangement of the land being governed by Zionist Jews.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1605424

    Joseph
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    CS – Beautifying oneself must be limited to when within the contours of the privacy of one’s home, only for their spouse. Not for when in public or outside of one’s own home.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1604606

    Joseph
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    RSo: I take exception to your first paragraph but agree with the point made in your last paragraph.

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1604543

    Joseph
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    Women should not be police, firefighters or soldiers in the first place.

    You said you were falsely beaten by a cop due to mistaken identity. You not only don’t choose which cop falsely and crookedly beats or arrests you, like you said you can be touched by a cop even if you’re completely innocent. Like yourself.


    Joseph
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    Randomex: Actually it often will be since it will show close blood relatives with the biological father or his relatives who also took the ancestry test.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1604392

    Joseph
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    He does, Milhouse. I skimmed the comment too quickly. TY

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1604299

    Joseph
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    Sechel: You didn’t address Edy’s point. He made a point about the peyos (in comparison to the beard.)

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1604118

    Joseph
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    How do Lubavitcher do their peyos? Hidden behind the ear? Cutoff short? Long down their cheeks?

    in reply to: President Donald Trump, Oheiv Yisroel Par Excellence #1604074

    Joseph
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    Both Donald and his father Fred have had strong reputations as Oheivei Yisroel long long before Donald ever ran for President.

    in reply to: The Los Angeles Eruv #1604012

    Joseph
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    laskern: What if it is a sizzling hot summer day and you’re davening as a guest in another shul, which isn’t your usual one? (Either because you’re unexpectedly late to your regular shul or you have a simcha at a faraway shul.)

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1603603

    Joseph
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    DY: If Rabbi Z, a legitimate posek, paskens that playing football is assur, until such time as another posek formally rules otherwise do you maintain all Jews must stop playing football?

    in reply to: What do you do to stay healthy when you travel? #1603596

    Joseph
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    Eat fruits and vegetables.

    in reply to: The Los Angeles Eruv #1603595

    Joseph
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    If you don’t wear a Tallis in the street on Shabbos, and you don’t have a Tallis in shul beforehand, how will you wear a Tallis for Shabbos Shachris?

    in reply to: Has the CR slowed down a bit? #1603468

    Joseph
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    ashkifard: When’s your bar mitzvah?

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1603443

    Joseph
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    Higher minimum wages causes job losses.


    Joseph
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    cherrybim: My point exactly was that the vast majority of frum people who have a frum line of yichus have no such things to worry about. This is an aveira that is very far from Jews, in general.


    Joseph
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    cherrybim: The vast majority of frum Jews who come from a frum yichus have nothing to worry.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1602792

    Joseph
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    WB Goq!

    DY: If Rabbi A issues a ruling on an issue no other rabbi addressed, his ruling isn’t universally binding.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1602460

    Joseph
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    You can’t assume anyone disagrees, true, but you can’t assume anyone agrees either, in the absence of them so saying.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1602442

    Joseph
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    I didn’t see anything about Rav Belsky commenting on this issue. But even if he did you can’t assume other poskim who didn’t comment on the issue necessarily agree with him.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1602400

    Joseph
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    “15% went away in the 1980s. 20-25% of the pre tax bill is a proper tip in 2018.”

    This is inaccurate. 15% tipping was still commonly recommended in the early 2000s. Then they got greedy and raised the recommended tipping percentage. And they also started about that time to recommend tipping for workers that previously never expected a tip.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1602401

    Joseph
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    “Also if the waiter/Waitress doesn’t do a good job & you feel they don’t deserve a tip or less of a tip you are mechuyav to tell the Waiter/Waitress that you are not tipping them because of their bad service this way they know why you didn’t tip them & would avoid the chillul Hashem.”

    That does nothing to reduce the alleged chillul Hashem. The waiter will hate you, or Jews, all the same if not more if you tell him to his face that he provided shoddy service so you’re not tipping him, then if you simply walked out without a tip or a comment.

    Furthermore, your idea of telling him why you’re not tipping does nothing to alleviate many of the above reasons given in this thread as to who tipping is allegedly mandatory.

    in reply to: Shidduch crisis affecting bochurim #1602404

    Joseph
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    The smoking boys are getting married, so that can’t be it.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1602317

    Joseph
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    IOW, yechiell, in Israel we should go back to turbans.

    in reply to: Joe Lieberman for U.S. ambassador to the U.N. #1601700

    Joseph
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    Someone like Bolton.

    in reply to: Joe Lieberman for U.S. ambassador to the U.N. #1601580

    Joseph
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    He’s too liberal.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1601340

    Joseph
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    “The fact is that waiters’ salaries are based on the assumption that they will be supplemented by tips. This is not the case with other employees.”

    Why is the customer responsible for the salary level or compensation level of employees at a business he’s only a consumer at? Logically that’s entirely the responsibility of the business owner, not his customers.

    in reply to: Is Frumkeit Only for the Rich? #1601235

    Joseph
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    Philosopher: Thank you for your comment. When people call me that (or any other name for that matter) I chuckle and move on to the next comment. It means that the poster has no counter-argument but his heart wants what his head knows is wrong.

    FTR, in the other thread my arguments were 100% sincerely held as a matter of Jewish law and life as practiced throughout the ages. (And, no, contrary to your concerns I maltreat no one, not even a fly.) Despite the heated rhetoric in the course of arguing I think you’d even agree my position there was well sourced, and even if you disagree with it you’d have to admit it is a valid, strong and legitimate position, based on Torah sources. I might even yet reply on that thread if there’s something more to add. 😉

    I appreciate your sincerity.

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1601131

    Joseph
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    Not to many women would want a woman rather than a man to carry her out of a burning building, if G-d forbid that were necessary. And not too many women would want women in the front lines fighting ferocious enemy fighters.

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1601104

    Joseph
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    Women shouldn’t be policemen, firemen or in the army altogether. (Or as the PC crowd would put it, police officers and firefighters.)

    in reply to: Female Police Handling Men #1601083

    Joseph
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    Wolf: Please do not assume someone broke the law on the basis that he was arrested or even charged.

    RY23: Men shouldn’t use female doctors since there are sufficient quality male doctors that it is therefore unnecessarily and unjustified for a man to use a female.

    in reply to: The real reason for expensive jewelry #1601062

    Joseph
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    Who’ll insure that the safe deposit box enjoys it.


    Joseph
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    Many of the Sephardim who moved to the Ashkenazic countries of Europe following the Inquisition, their descendents became Ashkenazic in the centuries that followed. There’s a Chasidic dynasty whose Rebbes shtam from Sephardim. There’s also a famous Sephardi who lived in Poland and immigrated to the British colonies and financed the American revolution.

    in reply to: Explaining to girls that only boys light the Chanukah Menorah #1600995

    Joseph
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    Rav Moshe has three psakim reiterating not to make a ceremony.

    in reply to: Is Frumkeit Only for the Rich? #1600996

    Joseph
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    1. Why should you and/or do you care about getting honored by a Yeshiva? Run away from honor.

    2. Why do you care who a communal organization endorses? Ask you own Rov who to vote for and vote per his instructions. Not per a press release.


    Joseph
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    Ashkenazic and Sephardic Kohanim share a DNA profile that non-Kohanim lack.

    in reply to: Tipping Waiters/Waitresses Properly #1600998

    Joseph
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    Tipping is totally optional.

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