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  • in reply to: Sefira Music #882737

    yossiea
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    Regarding shaving, I have heard (I can’t remember from whom) that only hair cutting was mentioned. Shaving was never mentioned as being assur. Shaving is not the same as getting a hair cut.

    in reply to: EMT Course for Women? #643062

    yossiea
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    OrdainedPosek,

    That’s not good advice. I wouldn’t tell someone to read medical books and then they’d have the knowledge and skills of a doctor.

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643525

    yossiea
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    flatbush27, you seem to believe that if someone is not wearing a hat and jacket they are wearing torn jeans and a ripped t-shirt.

    That’s a problem on your end, not on mine or oomis’.

    Furthermore, it’s a good thing pictures from Europe were black and white. Had they had color photographs, you’d be shocked silly at the color/style of yeshiva clothing.

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643519

    yossiea
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    Phyllis, that is what a yarmulka is for, right?

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643517

    yossiea
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    flatbush27, just because someone is not wearing a hat and jacket, doesn’t mean they’re wearing torn jeans and a tank top.

    As for behavior, I’ve seen some really bad behavior from people wearing hats and jackets (and they even go to court in their uniform) so don’t say that the uniform protects you.

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643513

    yossiea
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    Phyllis, level of what? You seem to be the one who is judging now.

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643512

    yossiea
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    Chuck-E-Cheese? Isn’t that the place they serve non-Kosher food?

    As for a hat and jacket being a mitzvah, I would like to see the source.

    Furthermore, as for wearing a black hat and black jacket in 90 degree heat, that can be dangerous. There is a reason why white is worn in the summer.

    People should focus on what’s inside more, that’s needed a lot more than what is on the outside.

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642310

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    GAW, you just missed one, in March there was a comet. And what made it extra, was that in the end of the month, you had three planets (I believe) all lined up vertically in the sky. I think the comet was visible during that time as well

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642297

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    BTW, there are shittos that you say the bracha based on Israel time, not local time.

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642285

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    ames, BTW, who said you can’t say a bracha on the beach? If you’re in awe, I would think you can say the bracha, and if you want to remove any doubt, just don’t visit for 30 days and then visit. There are so many wonderful ways to say this bracha, birkas hachama is just one of them.

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642284

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    ames,

    6:00 PM Tuesday evening (and I am not sure how exact their numbers are, unless they mean halachic 6:00PM) is Wednesday.

    As for saying brachas on other stuff, that is one of my points. When Haley’s comet came around (a far rarer event) were there gatherings like this? And while squeak may argue, it is for the most part a modern day innovation. It’s one line in the Gemarah and barely mentioned in the Rishonim. People today are lacking in spirituality and they need something to grab on to. L’Havdil, I read that even secular, C and R Jews will be having something tomorrow, the reason is that there is no sacrifice on their part to do a once in 28 years ceremony.

    in reply to: Hilchos Pesach #642233

    yossiea
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    I wouldn’t use the meat slicer, you never know what type of meat was cut. Can you be certain that you never cut pastrami or other cured meats?

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642275

    yossiea
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    Squeak, no need to attack me. I was simply pointing out that saying the bracha is a fairly recent thing and that it’s for many people just a feel-good event like Amein parties.

    As for the date, it is off by a few weeks since the date was calculated using the Julian calendar and halachically, the date on Wednesday will be March 25th (I might be off by a day or so).

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642248

    yossiea
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    ames, my point is that while it is indeed a great event, it is no more an event than any of those others. In fact, until around 200 years ago the bracha was not said. It’s nice, but there really is no need for the full out assault that we are seeing, especially since we now know the date is not correct.

    in reply to: Birkas Hachama- This upcoming Wednesday….. #642240

    yossiea
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    How wonderful the Artscrollization of Judaism is. Also, if I see lightning and the sun, do I need to make two separate brachos? And if I am staring at the Ocean while seeing lightning, would I need three brachas?

    And if Haley’s comet would somehow show up during a birkas hachama, would I need another bracha?

    in reply to: Pesach – Staying Home vs. Going Away #1009005

    yossiea
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    The matzahs are made the same way, they just have different levels of shmirah.

    BTW, all OU matzahs are made l’shem mitzvahs matzah, while not being full shmurah.

    (In a showdown, one might be more important than the other, especially since it might technically be shmurah)

    in reply to: Pesach – Staying Home vs. Going Away #1009003

    yossiea
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    Actually, I was going to go somewhere if you didn’t eat gebrokts. 🙂

    as for your statement about Pathmark or regular shmura, I believe you are incorrect. All matzahs that we eat (ashkenazim, thin) can’t become chametz. The gemarah says that matzah can’t become chametz.

    I’m not sure what you think the difference is between shmura and non-shmura matzah with the metzius of gebrokts. The only difference is the level of shmira.

    in reply to: Pesach – Staying Home vs. Going Away #1008999

    yossiea
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    flatbush27, I am curious, do you eat gebrokts on Pesach?

    in reply to: Interesting and Uncommon Facts #926424

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    Squeak, a Major General is still a General, it is the lowest level of Generals.

    (check Wikipedia)

    Interestingly enough, a Lieutenant General outranks a Major General, even though a Major outranks a Lieutenant.

    in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1084120

    yossiea
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    And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln

    The Gerrer Rebbe said something similar, but I’m not sure which one, so I’m not sure who said it “first.”

    in reply to: Science and Astronomy in the Torah #672563

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    moish01, the infant mortality rate in those days (even until 100 years ago) was very high. Many children did not make it past 5. Those that did were obviously stronger. In addition, as some here have pointed out, if a person dies at 40, he won’t be dying from some cancers which takes forever to get a person.

    ames, if your point were correct, there would be no point in davening or doctors or any hishtadlus. What is the point, if Hashem already decided. It is a lot more intellectually honest, as well as being more in tune with history to state that Chazal were really smart, nice, handsome, etc. people, but they were indeed people. That means that they did not know everything. That is one of the definitions of being a person. Furthermore, should a Jew not daven for a cure for cancer, because Hashem will just pick something else? He might, but that is not up to us, that is up to Him.

    in reply to: Science and Astronomy in the Torah #672552

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    squeak: “This is also the point where the most rabid “pro-freikeit” posters crawl out of the woodworks to deride and disparage. “

    I don’t think I saw anyone here pro-freikeit. I did see people calling other people names just because they don’t like the post. Maybe people left because they were fed up with the way certain people post and acted and also the way this place censors, so that one side can usually have most of the say.

    Moish, no one is saying it’s impossible, but if Chazal knew the cure for cancer, MY chazal would’ve told everyone about that. It is illogical to state that your ancestors living in the pre-Renaissance era knew ALL the science we know today.

    in reply to: Science and Astronomy in the Torah #672543

    yossiea
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    moish01,

    It’s pure heresy to state that Shlomo did not know how to cure Polio using either Sabin or Salk’s methods? Is it pure heresy to state that Chazal did not know what/how/why the Doppler Effect is?

    in reply to: It’s Witless W’s Fault! #642924

    yossiea
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    All Presidents from Carter on are to blame, but the bulk of the blame should be split between the people and the Congress. The President does not pass laws, the Congresscritters are the ones who do that. The CRA that Congress passed might’ve been the catalyst, but every Congress should share the blame. The problem with Obama is that his change he wants to implement is to turn this country into a new socialist country. Taking a look at Wall St. most capitalists don’t like the sound of that.

    in reply to: What is a Yeshiva Education Worth to You? #642031

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    One of the main problems is accountability. As Squeak mentioned, most schools don’t show the books. You can ask, but then your kid won’t get into that school. They label themselves as a church so they are not required to file a 990 with the IRS.

    Tuition + Mandatory Fees should not be close to ALL of someone’s expenses.

    My suggestion was posted a while back, but the mods never approved it. I think it depends on which mod is active. Some mods will just delete my post without letting it through.

    in reply to: What is a Yeshiva Education Worth to You? #642030

    yossiea
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    “Joseph, Birth control, for financial reasons, is assur. “

    IIRC, the Shulchan Aruch disagrees with you. If there is a time of famine, not only is birth control muttar, I believe it’s required.

    in reply to: Coca-Cola Classic and Yiddishkeit #640866

    yossiea
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    Joseph, not everyone lives in NYC.

    in reply to: What is a Yeshiva Education Worth to You? #641971

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    nobody,

    I don’t think you can use maaser money for school, even for a girl’s education. Artscroll has a book called “Laws of Tzedakkah and Maaser” and it discusses it. IIRC, R’ Moshe said that since school is now an obligation you can’t deduct tuition from maaser.

    (This is assuming you even hold maaser is applicable today. If it is, then you have to be 100% certain that your maaser funds are going to a maaser approved course.)

    in reply to: Talking With Members of The Opposite Gender #663056

    yossiea
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    Holy Mods, I’m not sure why you keep censoring my posts.

    Joseph, look at the Badei Hashulchan. He (or one of the commentaries on the bottom) discuss this and end result, it’s not clear cut that it’s 100% assur (at least for a non-Jew).

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226426

    yossiea
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    Why is that hysterical?

    in reply to: Coca-Cola Classic and Yiddishkeit #640845

    yossiea
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    Well that is one reason why I think in a Utopian world we would have school districts with school boards and the schools would be run like a government entity. It’ll never happen, so if you do want a more open and flexible school you would have to R”L move out of the tri-state area.

    in reply to: Talking With Members of The Opposite Gender #663023

    yossiea
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    Your rebbi in HS or your Rav? Big difference. I was learning with my rav in a small setting just a few men and we were learning and bottom line is that to shake a non-Jewish female’s hand is not 100% assur, so if you’re in certain situations then it would be OK to shake hands. Shaking a Jewish woman’s hand is a bigger issue.

    in reply to: Cholov Akum #772692

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    Feif Un,

    Good luck trying to get that through.

    in reply to: Coca-Cola Classic and Yiddishkeit #640785

    yossiea
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    Feif Un,

    I know what you mean. There was a kid in my grade who was always in the Beis Medrash learning. I saw him once leaning against the wall just standing there and I asked him why, he replied that his rebbe kicked him out of the beis medrash.

    in reply to: Notary Gemach #963815

    yossiea
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    YW-72, actually it might not always be the case. If you are notarizing copies of the same document, then there is a different fee.

    Also, the fees vary state to state.

    in reply to: Notary Gemach #963810

    yossiea
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    Why do you need a gemach for a notary?

    in reply to: Cholov Akum #772642

    yossiea
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    Who says R’ Moshe said it was only b’shas hadchak? IIRC, that is regarding the teshuva with milk and a yeshiva, NOT a regular question regarding the milk.

    in reply to: Shidduch Segullah! #1150398

    yossiea
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    And if you want to daven, you can use my formula I posted before:

    Just talk to Hashem. Open up and talk.

    If you’re shy, then do it at night in your room with the door closed, but talk.

    in reply to: Shidduch Segullah! #1150379

    yossiea
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    Go out on a date.

    in reply to: Cholov Akum #772631

    yossiea
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    The Big One, I take it you don’t drink any milk then, since it’s impossible for a Jew to supervise? (BTW, that is one reason why you will not see any Cholov Yisrael products with an OU. They hold that if it is indeed saying Cholov Yisrael, then a Jew has to see the entire process. That is impossible in today’s world.)

    in reply to: Disturbing Details Revealed In Crazed Chimp Attack #638564

    yossiea
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    They say he had Lyme’s Disease which would explain the attack.

    in reply to: 3 Boys in Japan #656254

    yossiea
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    “Those that convinced them to do this were in the wrong and should rot in jail. “

    What about pidyon sh’vuyim? Suddenly now it doesn’t apply?

    in reply to: What Do I Wear On What # Date? #638480

    yossiea
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    Oz Vehadar Levusha is not a halcha sefer and should not be used to pasken.

    in reply to: What Do I Wear On What # Date? #638459

    yossiea
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    Isn’t going to an ayin harah lady pure 100% avodah zorah?

    in reply to: Chivalry & Yiddishkeit: A Foreign Concept #641828

    yossiea
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    One thing to keep in mind is that when a woman holds the door open for a man, there is no “walking behind a woman.” There is a difference between walking behind a woman 10 feet in front of you and walking behind a woman 10 inches (just when she holds the door open).

    in reply to: What Do I Wear On What # Date? #638428

    yossiea
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    Actually, physical attraction has to be number 1 on the list. Without that, there is ZERO point in going forward. If you doubt me, you can ask any Rav, therapist, Chosson/Kallah teacher, someone married for a long time, etc.

    in reply to: What Do I Wear On What # Date? #638417

    yossiea
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    flatbush27, the first date is never deep so it’s always external to a point. Do you want to kill the person or can you stand looking at this person?

    It’s a common myth and also a destructive one that really helps the crisis continue that physical attraction should play no part in a shidduch. I have heard, but I forgot from who but it makes sense, if you are not physically attracted to the person, there is no point in going out again. No matter how much you develop an intellectual relationship or if your hashkafos match, as long as you can’t stand looking at the person, there is no point.

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226257

    yossiea
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    Sounds like you went to Queens to pick her up. 🙂

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226233

    yossiea
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    I only have two stories that I remember.

    On one date I was driving down a two way street, with oncoming traffic and all of a sudden a cat jumps out in the middle of the road. I couldn’t do anything and all that happened is I must’ve made a field goal with that cat. I went out to look and couldn’t find it. no second date.

    Then, I was once driving in the right lane making a right turn when a car from the middle lane turned into my lane and hit me. I got around $80 from them and then left. (I was wondering if I should split it with the girl…)

    in reply to: Cholov Akum #772620

    yossiea
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    Feif un, he didn’t hold it’s muttar to drink chalav stam, he held that milk in the US is like Chalav Yisrael.

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