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  • in reply to: Non-Jewish Music #953579
    Yussel
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    Perhaps you could ease your way out of non-jewish music with classical. Mozart, BAch, Beethoven, Boccherini, for example, wrote beautiful music which is not tamei.

    in reply to: Do any charedim wear straw fedoras? #950320
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    GEVALD!!!!!!!!!!! How did this obviously frei Yid (if one can be a Yid and frei) get into this holy site to say bad things about our holy minhag of wearing a black fedora (which obviously can be traced directly back to Moshe Rabbenu at Har Sinai). Shame on you !!! All our holy tanaim and amoraim, geonim, rishoinim and acharoinim wore black hats !! How dare you suggest that just because it gets a little hot that one should abandon a minhag that yidden have been moiser nefesh over for thousands of years!! If you think it gets hot in summer, remember it can get much hotter you know where…..

    in reply to: Wait for The Guy Behind You to Finish Shemona Esrei #950462
    Yussel
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    I have seen MANY times that a person comes into shul after the minyan has started (mincha) and just starts davening S.E. in back of somebody and proceeds to daven such a long S.E. that the other person is forced to stay in place through Chazaras Hashatz, Aleinu and Kadish yasom. I can’t believe that the halacha demands this.

    in reply to: Why did Hashem create the world as He did? #945260
    Yussel
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    Secular-Frummy: What about punctuated equilibrium? It’s not necessarily a smooth, gradual accumulation of adaptations.

    in reply to: Why did Hashem create the world as He did? #945248
    Yussel
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    Life DID evolve. To say that HaShem made a universe that only APPEARS billions of years old as way to give people a choice to believe or not raises even more serious questions than it answers.

    in reply to: R' Blumenkrantz Pesach Digest 2013 #939893
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    Rav Blumenkrantz was a talmid of Rav Moshe, zt’l. Rav Blumentkrantz was a talmid chochom and a very sweet person who was always available for people. I had several encounters with him. He helped me and my wife through a difficult time and was sandek for my son. His book on Pesach is what we use and it is something we could not do without.

    in reply to: Everyone Must Answer: Your Favorite Song #1032875
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    Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega

    in reply to: "The Kavona of the Haters of Israel…" #930287
    Yussel
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    How could anybody here explain the thought process of the Rosh Yeshiva?

    in reply to: Negel Vasser #925759
    Yussel
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    If only the nations of the world could read this thread, they would see what a wise and discerning nation we are and immediately want to become like us.

    in reply to: Good Riddance Mr. Haim Amsallem #925454
    Yussel
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    RABBI Amsallem is a man who was telling the truth. It’s amazing to me how in certain circles, if you disagree you are making a war on HaShem and Torah. I guess there’s only ONE legitimate opinion and everybody else is evil.

    in reply to: Must a boy who is in Shidduchim always be shaven? #924168
    Yussel
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    I think a man should look clean. I don’t see why he can only look Jewish if he has a beard.

    in reply to: Non-Jewish Music #917303
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    justmyhapence: “To me Mahler is more inspiring than MBD, Shostakovitch more than Shwekey.”

    Agreed. I would add Boccherini, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

    in reply to: Non-Jewish Music #917289
    Yussel
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    Yosefc18: “I dont think mozart or bach is any better than whats on the radio nowadays.”

    I hope you are kidding about this.

    in reply to: how does Hashem want girls with good voices to use them? #917094
    Yussel
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    I don’t know what to tell the OP, but I wish we could find what to do with the ba’alei tefillah who think they are inspiring people but really are not.

    As for the OP, well, it seems that halakhic Judaism, as lived in the “frum” communities, has no real place for people with artistic gifts. I KNOW people will say that there are plenty of “frum artists” etc, but the we all know the truth. Yiddishkeit (as lived today in “frum” communities) places no value on artistic creation, or any other creation outside Talmudic Scholarship.

    in reply to: Shang Chai #916600
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    morahmom:

    Bernstein’s had a “class” all it’s own. and the food was beyond compare.

    in reply to: Shang Chai #916594
    Yussel
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    Morahmom: Not even in the same ballpark as Berstein’s.

    in reply to: Lipa's new Chanuka video…So, so sad… #914942
    Yussel
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    I would like to hear from people who like this sort of thing why it is prefereable to Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, for example. I mean to ask if “jewish” music is really better for a Jew spiritually than a Mozart string quartet.

    in reply to: Would You Marry A Divorcee? (If you were never previously married.) #900520
    Yussel
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    I was single and married a divorced woman with children. I’m happy I did.

    in reply to: Any recommended Jewish novels? #1125631
    Yussel
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    Here are some kosher non-jewish novels:

    The Plague by Albert Camus

    Moby Dick by Herman Melville

    Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky

    Anna Karenina by Tolstoy

    Almost anything written by Jane Austen

    Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Just a few to keep you busy

    Yussel
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    yekke 2:

    Are you really saying that Rav Chaim is the last word and NOBODY has a right to offer a different point of view?

    in reply to: Shaas Shmad in Israel #887466
    Yussel
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    Face it:

    THe chareidim in EY are living off the efforts of the non-chareidim. Yeshayahu Leibowitz described this decades ago. As it is now in the Chareidi world, the only way to be authentically jewish is to study torah and live off the work of others. Is this what we really think Hashem wants from us?

    As it is, in the chareidi world view, the only way the jewish community of EY can continue to exist is if there is a sure supply of chilonim to do the work the frum refuse to do. Do we really want a system that relies on the continuing existence of Jews who don’t follow the Torah, just so we can keep ourselves pure?

    in reply to: Why do YOU want Moshiach to come? #1058541
    Yussel
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    Nobody REALLY wants Mashiach to come. The coming of Mashiach would turn our lives upside down and nobody really wants that. We want ymos hamashiach to be just like it is now, except with korbanos, etc. To live with HaShem as an objective reality in our lives is too much for us to handle. That’s why Mashiach has not come yet.

    in reply to: I am desperate to enjoy davening, #1022878
    Yussel
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    Tefillah is called AVODAH SheBalev. It’s meant as SERVICE of Hashem, not an interesting and enjoyable acitivity. Try adopting a position of humility and SERVICE to HaShem.

    in reply to: Wedding Intro #881608
    Yussel
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    TO Concerned Member and Tahini:

    ONCE AGAIN. My suggestion about Wagner was A JOKE!!! So was the suggestion about the Tocatta and fugue. Lighten up

    in reply to: Wedding Intro #881604
    Yussel
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    TO On the ball:

    I’m saying that even when it comes to classical music, one needs to examine it closely to see if it’s appropriate for a “frum” person.

    to nitpicker:

    It was a joke!!!

    in reply to: Wedding Intro #881589
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    To On the BAll:

    Do you think Berlioz plays less to the animalistic side and more to the higher self?

    in reply to: Wedding Intro #881573
    Yussel
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    How about Flight of the Valkyries? or the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor?

    in reply to: Self esteem #875326
    Yussel
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    Self-esteem is another way of saying self-obsessed. Stop making yourself the center of the universe.

    in reply to: Chasidish or Litvish and Nothing Else? #942917
    Yussel
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    Don’t you know that the only REAL yidden are either Litvish or Chassidish. The rest are all modernish tziyoinim.

    in reply to: Learning during Chazoras Hashatz #1088998
    Yussel
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    What about learning during the other parts of davening. I see kollel yungerleit learning during the brachos of krias shema. I also see that when people come into shul, the first thing they do is look for seforim BEFORE they put on talis/tefilin and get down to davening. It gives the appearance of people who regret having to take the time from learning to daven.

    in reply to: favorite singer #874576
    Yussel
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    The guy who davened in my shul last shabbos. At least he wasn’t shrieking like Shwekey.

    in reply to: Passive Aggressive #873282
    Yussel
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    If you tell your kid/spouse that a certain thing they do bothers you and they keep on doing it no matter how many times you tell them, then perhaps that’s a sign of passive/aggressive behavior.

    in reply to: Girls don't know boys #872151
    Yussel
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    To be fair, I think the OP is talking about the fact that some girls who come back from “sem” are idealistic and have no idea what real life is like. They, for example, expect a boy to be at davening exactly on time and to daven like he’s on fire every single day. If they hear that he comes late to minyan sometimes, that might kill a shiduch for that boy.

    in reply to: new style music #871604
    Yussel
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    something that actually sounds like music would be nice.

    Maybe some songs that don’t have any loud, shrieking horns and over-the-top guitar solos. Also, I could do without boy choirs.

    in reply to: Chai Rotel Segulah #872550
    Yussel
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    Is HaShem our servant or are we the servants of Hashem? Instead of thinking of ways to get what you want from Hashem, how about thinking of how YOU can serve HIM? There’s another religion where the god sacrifices himself for man, if that’s what you really want.

    in reply to: bochurim/girls "learning" in israel #871647
    Yussel
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    What is wrong with writing/saying the word “seminary”. Why must it be “sem”?

    in reply to: Respect for other posters comments #624326
    Yussel
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    I’d like to know why certain topics are forbidden (i.e. censored) on this site. I tried to start a discussion about (I’m afraid to write the topic because I think it will be censored) something and the moderators refused to accept it. What is YWN afraid of, the truth? Why is YWN too cowardly to have open discussions?

    in reply to: Do we really mean it? #621832
    Yussel
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    LeiderLeider:

    “I appreciate your admonition. Guilty as charged. Now that we have established this and I pled guilty, let’s get this out of the way.”

    You appear to have contradicted yourself. First, you accuse all Jews of being insincere by not reflecting on their own behavior and then you tell me that my criticism of you is on point but just “let’s get it out of the way”. Where is YOUR chesbon Hanefesh?

    in reply to: Do we really mean it? #621829
    Yussel
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    LeiderLeider:

    The only person you can write about with any authority is yourself. Don’t speak for other people. What can you possibly know about a person based only on some comments or a post on a website? This has nothing to do with trying to ignore a real question, but please, confine your speculations about hypocrisy to yourself.

    in reply to: More Seminary Response #623915
    Yussel
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    I agree with Gavra: If it’s so good, then let the girls take out loans and pay for it. Or maybe the seminaries should engage in fund-raising instead of blackmailing the parents. The costs are just too much to be offset by any good that might come of it.

    in reply to: Chillul Hashem & Embarrassment! #623199
    Yussel
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    Joseph,

    You are not correct. I suggest you take a look at some of the writings of Rav S.R. Hirsch such as letter #7 of the nineteen letters.

    in reply to: Chillul Hashem & Embarrassment! #623194
    Yussel
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    Joseph and Gavra:

    First, the goy is also a child of Hashem.

    Second: Let me put the question another way. Forget for a moment about which person is loved more by HaShem.

    Would you rather have a pedophile, drug dealing killer who is a Jew as your next-door neighbor, or a moral, decent non-jew?

    in reply to: Chillul Hashem & Embarrassment! #623191
    Yussel
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    intellegent: my apologies

    Gavra at work/Joseph: Just so I understand you correctly. A Jew who sexually abuses little children/deals drugs/kills for money, etc. is loved by God more than a non-Jew who lives a decent, moral life?

    in reply to: Chillul Hashem & Embarrassment! #623182
    Yussel
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    Intelligent (?):

    “My grandfather always says that the lowest yid is better than the best goy! “

    Do you REALLY believe that?

    What does it even mean to say “better”. Better at what? Do you mean better in the eyes of “HaShem” and if so, would you (or your grandfather) say that a drug-dealing contract killer who also deals in child porn, and is a Jew, is better than a goy who lives a moral, decent life?

    Your comment does not live up to the standard of the name you chose for your user name.

    in reply to: Ibn Ezra and the Secret of the 12 #621686
    Yussel
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    Blue shirt: “SHKOIACH”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    in reply to: Ibn Ezra and the Secret of the 12 #621683
    Yussel
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    Blue Shirt:

    Thanks. Do you know of any seforim that go into this matter in depth?

    in reply to: Modern Music…..prohibited? #621734
    Yussel
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    Mayan_Dvash:

    First: I was referring to the Bach’s corrections to the text of the Talmud, which is in the margin of every Shas.

    Second: IT WAS A JOKE!!

    Maybe for your birthday, your family can pool their money and buy you a sense of humor.

    in reply to: Shidduch Priorities #637632
    Yussel
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    If you are asking about the REAL world, and not some make-believe, fantasy world, then the answer is obvious: GO FOR THE BIG $$$$$$$$$$

    in reply to: Modern Music…..prohibited? #621721
    Yussel
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    It’s OK, because we can still listen to music by that guy Bach, you know, the one who wrote all those corrections in the margins of the Talmud.

    Wait till they find you Bach wrote “Liturgical Music” for the church, then they’ll have to edit him out of all our Gemaras. 🙂

    in reply to: Do we really need Seminary in Israel? #621024
    Yussel
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    Seminary is a waste of time and money. It’s used as blackmail now because girls can’t get a “good shidduch” if they didn’t go to Seminary and it has to be in Israel. It’s a joke but don’t expect anything to be done about it. That would require the parents to act collectively and simply refuse to send their girls. If 500 or 1000 parents in one year simply refused to send their girls, then maybe something would change. But that won’t happen because we all just go along with the blackmail and have no backbone to stand up to any kind of pressure.

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