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  • in reply to: Which famous people have you met? #1595209

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    I met the YW Editor and Popa bar abba

    in reply to: Anyone have an opinion on buying marijuana stocks 🌱?!?! #1518440

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    Make sure they are Pot Yisroel (some are only makpid on this during the high holidays)

    in reply to: Crazy Purim idea??? Crazy yeshiva bachurim??? #1475286

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    in reply to: Crazy Purim idea??? Crazy yeshiva bachurim??? #1475182

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    Leitzanusa d’avoda Zara is muttar (and even encouraged in many Yeshivas)

    in reply to: help with whatsapp #1299680

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    The third thing you need to do is run as fast as you can away from the resulting explosion

    in reply to: pizza shop names #1270385

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    The one that lost its hechsher a few months ago?

    in reply to: Coming to shul without a jacket for davening Shachris #1219722

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    I dont understand the Oval office comparison.

    IT works for children, but for grownups it falls flat.

    1) If I went to the oval office I wouldnt wear a tallis and teffilin

    2) IF I was there 3 times daily for as long as I can remember and for as long as I have left on this planet.

    You can bet I wouldnt wear a jacket

    3) In a formal setting (assuming it wasnt 3 times daily) I would wear a tie and suit not a jacket

    1) Nowadays we don’t wear them all day, but if you were davening shachris in the Oval Office then I assume you wpuld.

    2) The culture has changed nowadays, but there are still many people who wear suits and ties to work every day, why should davening be less important than that?

    3) So you should preferably wear a tie and suit to davening. But since this isn’t practical, there is a lesser darga of at least wearing a jacket.

    in reply to: Shidduchim for those with a past #1220323

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    However I have been in shidduchim for almost a year and have not gone out a single time.

    I understand that this can be frustrating. But, remember that you are only looking for one girl. Whether you go out 100 times or none before meeting her shouldn’t matter, as long as you meet her in the right time with the right mindset. Of course, dating multiple girls before meeting the right one can have advantages such as learning more about yourself, life, etc. Hashem gives you the life situations that are good for you and He will help you meet the right one at the right time. Hatzlacha

    in reply to: Pokemon Go #1213313

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    I encountered a new moderator today

    in reply to: You know you're not a yeshiva guy anymore when… #1197599

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    When you get a smart phone

    in reply to: You know you're not a yeshiva guy anymore when… #1197596

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    Bump

    in reply to: 9-9-9-9 Tefillos #1196970

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    3 years later and we have another 9-9-9-9 segula. Now kupat Hair is saying it is the 9th year of Birkas Hachama cycle…

    in reply to: Naming your kids goyish names #1170196

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    Is Joseph a Jewish name?

    in reply to: Order of Kibbudim? #1159329

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    I have heard that if you have a non-frum person such as a conservative Rabbi who “needs” a kibbud you should give him krias ksuba since it doesn’t have halachik meaning like the brachos and eidim

    in reply to: Order of Kibbudim? #1159328

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    Krias ksuba should be given to one who can read Aramaic fluently.

    Or if you have an enemy who doesn’t read well and you think is a monkey and you want to embarrass him (or her) in public, you can give it to them.

    in reply to: Are Jews allowed to listen to Noahide music? #1215397

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    I once had a pet naugha. When they killed it I sat down and cried

    in reply to: Are Jews allowed to listen to Noahide music? #1215393

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    Listening to a Naugahyde song would be an issue for a Jewish man because everyone knows that all naugha are female

    in reply to: Friday of Chukas Attack #1159442

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    147, what is the source for not fasting on the 17th of Tammuz?

    in reply to: I'm going to Ma'ariv now #1193108

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    I Davened maariv. Happy Erev Gimmel Tammuz (for those of us who don’t wait 72 minutes)

    in reply to: I'm going to Ma'ariv now #1193105

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    I Davened mussaf

    Who is allowing this personal info thru?

    in reply to: I'm going to Ma'ariv now #1193102

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    No. I was in the coffee room

    in reply to: I'm going to Ma'ariv now #1193100

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    I blew my nose

    in reply to: Eating Before Shacharis if it helps to daven #1204690

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    This is not as pashut as many think. It is only if there is no other choice. I heard of a certain gadol who used to Daven shachris b’yichidus, eat breakfast and then join the Minyan for kedusha in order not to eat before davening.

    Some Chasidim will l’chatchila eat before davening.

    in reply to: Laws of Kick Scooters in NYC #1155874

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    How about drones and toy helicopters? Are they allowed to be flown anywhere?

    in reply to: daf yomi #1156278

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    Daf Yomi is a good thing. Learning Torah is a better thing.

    Mishna Brura is short and easy enough that it can be learned properly using a “Yomi” program. One who learns Halacha every day is a Ben Olam Habba

    in reply to: Kosher Chalav Yisroel Starbucks #1155347

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    Ok. So there is still the chashash that it was switched. There is no supervision in Starbucks. If there was an open package of meat with a Kosher label, would you buy it there?

    in reply to: Kosher Chalav Yisroel Starbucks #1155336

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    The sign on Starbucks says, “All dairy in this store is STAR-K certified Pride of the Farm Cholov Yisrael Milk, Half & Half, & Whipping Cream”. This is a Starbucks sign, not a Kashrus certificate. (based on picture from TLS)

    Nowhere does it say that STAR-K is “overseeing a milk initiative”. I think the big issue nowadays is that people are not educated. All they know is that “my minhag is to keep CY”. They don’t know what this means practically when it comes to things like using open bottles in uncertified areas. All they know is that this is their minhag and it makes them frummer and better than everyone else.

    Is anyone actually certifying this, or is this just relying on Starbuck’s word? It sounds from that JP quote that R’ Holland from STAR-K is putting his name on this statement which could be misleading.

    You can come up with a svara that Starbucks wouldn’t lie. That the employees would theoretically get fired if they were caught, etc. Of course, svaras are a dime a dozen. The whole point of CY is not to rely on those types of svaras. Even those who do rely on R’ Moshe’s chalav stam psak can’t make up their own svaras. They have to have someone knowledgeable in halacha who can tell them when the svaras apply and when they don’t.

    in reply to: Defining "The Shidduch Crisis" #1153332

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    Mrs Gorf always had a lot of apples so when Louis saw one during on her desk, he ate it. Now there are too many students and not enough apples

    in reply to: Defining "The Shidduch Crisis" #1153259

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    The classic theory of the “shidduch crisis” is that this year’s “class” has 100 girls and 90 boys, so 10 girls will be left out.

    But we need to add defective people into the equation. So let’s make that 95 girls and 85 boyss, so same 10 girls left out. But popa_bar_abba says that more boys are defective than girls so it is really 95 girls and 80 boys so we just made the problem worse. There are now 15 girls left out.

    So the obvious solution is to invent defects in the girls…

    in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1224462

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    Mazel Tov to the participants of the Dirshu mishna brura yomi program on finishing chelek aleph

    in reply to: Eiruv Tavshilin Reminders #1147749

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    Try to say “squawking chicken in kitchen” ten times fast

    in reply to: CHEAP wedding singer in Brooklyn- need help asap! #1144635

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    cherrybim wrote:

    Besides the occasional chazan, who was singing at weddings 40 years ago? Any names?

    Shlomo Carlebach

    in reply to: CHEAP wedding singer in Brooklyn- need help asap! #1144601

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    Simcha Leiner and Nachas are also very nice.

    in reply to: CHEAP wedding singer in Brooklyn- need help asap! #1144600

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    Lipa is probably too chasidish for you so I would go with Shwekey.

    in reply to: Reading vs Audiobook #1143670

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    It is because in today’s world, we are taught to multi-task which means that it is harder to focus on one thing. Reading inside takes more active participation which increases focus and makes you more immersed. Listening is a passive act in which you can be doing other things or spacing out while doing it so you aren’t as focused and immersed.

    in reply to: Reading vs Audiobook #1143668

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    I feel that for the first read-through, I prefer the text because you can re-read parts and skim through parts multiple times if you forgot what was happening or need to clarify something. With audiobooks that is not as easy to do (unless you are following inside with your finger on the pause button). But for books that I have read before and am mostly familiar with the plot and characters, I enjoy listening to audiobooks.

    When it comes to megilla and Torah reading, we say “shomea ka’oneh” but people are usually following inside a printed book so that is more comparable to reading than an audiobook. Also, even if you are not a “baki” in what is being read, you still mostly know the material from having learned it in school etc.

    in reply to: Davening a Long S"E #1215671

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    That is why Apple came out with giant iphones – so other people can see your screen and know that you are learning. Bishvil Yisrael she’yisasku b’Torah… 🙂

    in reply to: Davening a Long S"E #1215668

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    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14170&st=&pgnum=261&hilite=

    Mishna Brura 102:6 says that you can only sit amongst people who are davening if you are also davening (or being osek b’Torah) because otherwise it looks like you are not being mikabel ol malchus shamayim with the rest of the tzibbur.

    So, it would seem that checking one’s cell phone would not be allowed in this case, unless you were learning or davening from your cell phone. The question is, if those around you don’t know that you are actually learning from your phone, is it a problem?

    in reply to: Davening a Long S"E #1215663

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    DY wote:

    (or quietly check your cell phone)

    Don’t.

    Why not? Isn’t that just as important as learning?</sarcasm>

    in reply to: Honest Tzedakah #1141414

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    Overhead costs are part of tzedaka.

    If you give $180 to a yeshiva, it might go to pay a kollel check, pay a plumber, or pay for advertising. All these are part of the yeshiva’s expenses and all equally count toward maaser.

    Do you then go and ask what the kollel guy and plumber are spending their check on? Groceries, sforim, tuition, bowling? Is your mitzvah of tzedaka any less based on this?

    If you believe in the cause then give to it, otherwise don’t. It is not up to you how they spend their money. There are holy people working in their offices who make these decisions. If they can make $1,000 without any overhead, or $3,000 with 50% overhead costs, which should they choose? Is the $1,500 overhead a “waste of money”? Do you realize that that $1,500 is mostly going toward the parnasa of other Jews?

    in reply to: Davening a Long S"E #1215660

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    It all depends on the time and place. On Yom Kippur it is normal for some to take much longer and is therefore probably not yuhara. If the minyan is way to fast then it isn’t yuhara either. Either way, if one knows that he will likely be longer than others he should stand in the front so as not to block people in. If you know you will be faster, daven in the back so that you can take your 3 steps without disturbing others. But, wherever you are, daven to hashem, not to the people around you. And don’t talk. And silence your cell phone (even from vibrate). If the shliach tzibur/Rav takes longer than you, then chap some learning during your wait (or quietly check your cell phone). Don’t check cell phones or learn during chazaras hashatz.

    in reply to: survey – how often do you [men] daven for the amud? #1141135

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    A yid should daven for what he wants. So If I really wanted the amud, I might daven for it. Or perhaps if the amud was broken I can daven for it to be fixed.

    in reply to: Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee #1139180

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    The memory of ames seems to have been wiped from the CR but you still remember her. OBLIVIATE!

    in reply to: Bracha on chips – shehakol or haadama #1142128

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    There are many types of chips nowadays. Are you referring to potato chips, corn chips, sorghum chips…? Are they made from sliced potatoes or smashed potatos (like pringles)?

    (As an aside, pringles should be hamotzi because once you pop you can’t stop so it is a full meal :). )


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    I understand that many congregations say a prayer for Obama. Will they continue saying it for President Trump?

    in reply to: What's your go to nightime snack? #1193062

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    Yum! Just make sure to finish before chatzos!

    in reply to: What's your go to nightime snack? #1193060

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    Lamb shwarma with steak fries.

    in reply to: Oorah Pet Raffle #1137243

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    Giving to Oorah is a serious mitzvah. Choosing which prize to put into is the game part. $250 gets you one in every box…

    in reply to: Oorah Pet Raffle #1137242

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    Frum people in South Africa should own dogs for security purposes.

    in reply to: How to prevent dental illness #1134942

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    My dentist recommends using a Waterpick in addition to brushing and flossing.

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