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  • in reply to: Palestinian Rashida Tlaib is Dem Version of Racist Steve King #1663141

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    … only from 7 countries…

    in reply to: Palestinian Rashida Tlaib is Dem Version of Racist Steve King #1663139

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    Coffee addict,
    C’mon now , “…… You have to start looking at things from her perspective and not from your own…”
    You must. Be nice…… just because she refuses to think from your perspective , doesn’t mean you should do the same.
    You MUST be fair, and realize that though Gazans have their own government, they do diddley for their people, don’t care a hummus platter for them, just spend gazillions$$$ on tunnels and rockets to attack Israel, shouldn’t effect your crooked thinking..
    Coffee, where do you live?? In Israel, Saudi Arabia or in the USA?
    Now cut it out … I can hear you murmuring that she too lives in the USA and is now a Rep. So what? She’s allowed and you’re not…She has family in Gaza , dontcha know, and I don’t give a frog’s belch if you have same in the apartheid state, you’re an American.
    By any chance, do you happen to know any Muslim kahuna that sees OUR perspective???

    in reply to: girls learning gemara #1662115

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    “……prohibited to give classes teaching *any* Torah she’bal peh to girls…..”
    Correct, yet there were women who learned it and taught it.. Bruria, mother of Rav Akiva Eiger, wife of Rabbe Akiva’s son who taught him Torah, women even pre -WWII , who knew and taught Shebaal peh.. My father mentioned them to me many times.. Sefer Chassidus explains that it means only not to teach them secrets of the Torah.
    Also, it’s impossible for Bais Yakov girls however not, not to learn shebal peh as it apples to halachos.
    Look, I’m not invested in this either way, my womenfolk don’t learn gemarah and I’m not involved in tobacco chewing fundraisers for girls’ seminaries. But there are rabbonim who NOWADAYS would permit it.

    in reply to: girls learning gemara #1662013

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    Re: an aveirah
    Says who? There’s a pshat that it’s like teaching her tiflus means specifically gemarah on the inyan of sota. There were those who held that teaching women in a Bais Yaakov was also ussur.

    in reply to: girls learning gemara #1661883

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    Shana, gilda,gliklich
    You want to learn it? Go ahead. If it’s a problem,then
    after 129 , upstairs, when they ask you why , you’ll know you’re nearing end of the the trial.. It’ll be the last question.

    in reply to: Can president Trump save his presidency? #1661838

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    Is Trump eating kasha bourekas?
    Is Melania leaving him?
    Are Pelosi, Nadler, Schumer, Cummings, media talk hosts deranged? YES…
    How much CNN,NBC,CBS even FOX, you watching?
    Imagine yourself as prez of the most powerful nation and being attacked 24/7 , being investigated for 2 years, being besmirched & humiliated by other vile media, politicians, and being threatened by Dem chairs of investigations and subpoenas without evidence, UNHINGED TRD haters cursing him every second, what would be your mental state?
    That’s exactly what they want us to believe, to demoral us, to have people like you post this type of question. He’s not unhinged but frustrated… He’s accomplished so much in 2 years … The Dems refuse to work with him, disrespect him and his lovely family & bemoan his election.
    He’s an outsider upsetting the putrid swamp and they want to kill him….6 more years..MAGA
    .

    in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1661517

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    UB,
    It’s Mishneh 4, perek 3… in Mesechte Avodah Zara.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1661292

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    Uncle Ben,
    I’m not paskening, of course, but maybe this incident could be applied to your bathroom.

    שאל פרוקלוס בן פלוספוס את ר”ג בעכו, שהיה רוחץ במרחץ של אפרודיטי, אמר ליה, כתוב בתורתכם: +דברים יג+ לא ידבק בידך מאומה מן החרם, מפני מה אתה רוחץ במרחץ של אפרודיטי? אמר לו: אין משיבין במרחץ. וכשיצא, אמר לו: אני לא באתי בגבולה, היא באה בגבולי, אין אומרים: נעשה מרחץ נוי לאפרודיטי, אלא אומר: נעשה אפרודיטי נוי למרחץ. דבר אחר: אם נותנים לך ממון הרבה, אי אתה נכנס לעבודת כוכבים שלך ערום ובעל קרי ומשתין בפניה, זו עומדת על פי הביב וכל העם משתינין לפניה, לא נאמר אלא אלהיהם, את שנוהג בו משום אלוה – אסור, את שאינו נוהג בו משום אלוה

    in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1661291

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    IDK….. maybe because it’s in the bathroom where you don’t daven, it may be ok. You’ll have to ask a sheileh.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1661234

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    Re : FLOOR bathroom tiles

    ער ליגט אין דער ערד, לאָז אים ליגן

    in reply to: Anyone Have Any Cool Inventions? #1661228

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    Re: drone
    I know, but I’d like it to be configured as I described or better. The drones we know aren’t there yet.
    Freddy…. you first.. I want to see what happens.

    in reply to: Anyone Have Any Cool Inventions? #1661183

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    … as an incentive, imagine meeting mother-in-law in the air. How cool is that??

    in reply to: Anyone Have Any Cool Inventions? #1661181

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    …..they can be circular and made to hover in the air so can meet friends and shmooze or even learn… I’m so excited… I wish I could figure it out. They laughed at the Wright Bros. too, you know. C’mon guys’n’ gals, somebody here has to be an aviation genius.” Can’t be done” is unacceptable.

    in reply to: Anyone Have Any Cool Inventions? #1661180

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    Cessna,
    How about a personal plane? My wild idea is a foldup portable contraption …. think child’s playpen…. open it when you’re outside, press buttons, it lifts maybe 10 feet off the ground and flies at that height, or higher to wherever you want to go. Could be small or larger to accomodate passengers & shopping goods.
    ( copyright)

    in reply to: The Southern Wall #1660846

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    Re: project with negligible to no benefit.
    Benefit would be saving billions of $$$ in hospital care, schools, taxing our finite resources, $$$$$ combatting crime, by illegal aliens. This is a nation of laws, we have borders. Come here LEGALLY..LEGALLY.. The Dems are deluxe hypocrites, they know the truth but don’t care because they’re in power, live in ivory towers , some physically, others intellectually, and have utter contempt for the American working people, considering them stupid, racist, peons .. Slobbering deplorables… Build the blasted wall…!!!

    in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1660813

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    Well, the once popular bazaars , sometimes run by the ladies’ auxiliaries is long passe . Nobody wants to be seen buying cans of peas , boxes of Cheerios or bottles of prune juice anymore.

    in reply to: The Southern Wall #1660811

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    See for example, John Binder’s comprehensive aricle on Breitbart, Jan. 4, titled ” Daca illegal aliens surged Hispanic vote, flipping GOP counties blue”.. For some reason I have trouble posting the link itself.

    in reply to: The Southern Wall #1660803

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    Daca can’t vote but their relatives can, and they’ve impacted districts in CA, Fla, Tx. This info is out and you can find it easily.. In many cases they’ve voted illegally anyway . With a full pardon they’ll vote, and when hordes come in via Mexico, they too will eventually be pardoned by the ruling Dems who hope they’ll vote Dem.

    in reply to: The Southern Wall #1660534

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    Votes. Power. Saw a report this week on one of the outlets that DACA people living across this land flipped some districts from red to blue giving Dems more Reps.

    in reply to: Question for Jewish Democrats #1660443

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    I very strongly disagree , and I mean strongly, with Neville ( and vice versa) on a certain subject, but what’s fair is fair. It doesn’t read to me that his comments on this thread were worse than others.
    I do recall CTL posting some time ago about being contacted by someone on YWN for advice on something pertaining to law, if I’m not mistaken…don’t want to stir a hornet ‘s nest, but Nev is getting hit too hard here.

    Totally irrelevant to YWN. That was me and all I needed to know was at what age child is considered an adult in Connecticut. Don’t get carried away or blow it out of proportion. Had I known I different poster was from Connecticut I might’ve asked them as well.

    in reply to: Anyone Have Any Cool Inventions? #1659153

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    Light reflectors on clothing that people walking at night will rush to buy. I know about those on the market but they’re not selling as well as they should, apparently. I’d like to invent a contraption that’ll appeal on sight. Maybe because I’m getting a bit older , but as a driver, I’m becoming more and more petrified as I near-miss the dark clothed pedestrians much too often.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1658101

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    Avi.. It’s sick. One of the holy places in EY is Har Herzl.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657861

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    Vayoel Moshe, huh??….
    Well, …. you know what? …. lemme stop…

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657816

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    On the 20th of Tevet, 5709, Rabbis Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Sarna, Zalman Sorotzkin signed a document thanking Hashem for beginning of Redemption by establishment of State of Israel . Centuries earlier, Ohr Hachayim wrote that Moshiach wil arise like a regular leader within framework of a regular government ( Bamidbar)… Ramban, Radak say essentially the same thing. These gedolim are everybody’s favorites.
    Rabbis Kalicsher, Alkalai, closer to our times also said the same thing… Denial of realty is no fodder for serious discussion, but ok, I guess for a blog.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657802

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    Joseph,
    Again, you bring “famous” rabbonim, but you don’t know those who were pro-Zionist because they were basically ignored.
    But all that doesn’t mean anything anymore because regurgitating the past is not facing the vivid reality starting in 1948.. Hashem DID want the State, and, voila, here it is BH.. ATZAS HASHEM HIE TAKUM… That’s what’s true and real.. Denial is forever useless.. Have a great day.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657578

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    It should be noted that Rav Teichtal was an unparalled Torah ilui, and wrote the sefer by memory without benefit of seforim from his hideout in Budapest. He refers to it several times throughout.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657514

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    Plus, Avnei Nezer explains that klal Yisrael never assembled to accept the oaths, and are not bound by it.. Yore Deah 2:454:56

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657492

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    Wow. .. Had to get in just once to respond to this hazarei….
    Those interested in Eim Habonim Semeicha can read it in the original, or in the excellent English translation by Rabbi Moshe Lichtman,and not to rely on snippets by Joseph, and you will see halachic proofs as well as tons of proofs supporting his position..
    ” …. It’s downright absurd, and for anyone who knows anything about the Minchas Elozar.. .”….:Rav Teichtal was in fact his talmid and knew everything about him, you didn’t.
    Calling this great tzaddik dishonest and arrogant is a reflection on yourself. The fact is that many more tzaddikim whether they were his contemporaries or not, agreed with him. Lifting a coupla paragraphs and expecting long- winded responses is futile and this thread will go on endlessly…You’re on the side of rabbonim to whose positions you adhere, fine.
    Obviously, you don’t consider the other side as authoritative… I do, many do. So when you and those in agreement speak of gedolim, you mean YOUR gedolim… In the meantime, EY is a miracle a moment, an ingathering as never before, extraordinary happenings that weren’t even imagined 80 years ago.. We prefer our side, Hashem is with them and the Redemption is nearer by the day. Rav Teichtal, Hy”d was correct…
    I’ll also beg you not to bring the Satmar rebbe or his shita here, because there ‘s much I can write about it, and I’m confident that the Mods will not allow it through, so go easy, buddy…. Moshiach did not come for Minchas Elazar…. he has a good chance to come for us..

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1657495

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    And would Joseph tell us about the Minchas Elazar not allowing Belz into Munkatch, and the ensuing bitterness which eventually brought a grudging agreement ???


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    Make your product or idea you like , unique, better or different somehow. Online selling seems easy but it’s not. It’s just a different way to do business… But if that’s what you want to do, keep plugging and don’t be discouraged right away if you believe in your product.

    in reply to: Is Romney upset #1656727

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    Les Miserables…. Suave Romney, Hillary, Kasich, McCain. Sore losers,all. Still walking in the woods, sipping diet- Stolichnaya ever since Trump won ( well, maybe not Mac)… Corker too, wasn’t selected as Secty of State… Beach bum, Bridge traffic cop Christie too, wasn’t Att.Gen… So every once in a while, he throws mud too.. I once thought Romney was a mentch.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1655003

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    Lemme just end with this:
    Harav Bentziyon Shurin, who was only 1 of 2 orthodox writers at the once NY Yiddish daily the Forvertz , interviewed Ben Gurion in the early 60s. He mentioned the antipathy many in the frum world velt against him and the State.
    BG : No problem. Let them all make Aliyah & take over the whole thing, and run it their way. BG , btw, respected Neturei
    Karta exactly because at least they lived in EY.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1654982

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    So let’s cut to the quick.
    1…A Jewish State isn’t allowed at all.
    2…. Even if yes, IDF isn’t kosher..
    3…. Even if kosher, Torah learning protects and no need to join anyway…. Or maybe we can talk about it.
    4…. Questionable dinah d’malchusa, and we need to me’ayin if even obeying traffic laws, piling sewage on Rechov Yaffo paying taxes, etc..
    5…..Frum MKs, mayors, etc.. are doing the bidding of the Zionists..
    6… It’s not safe there… Come to Uncle Sam’s villla.
    So what’s the point of discussion altogether?
    Folks, it doesn’t matter… EY is a growing miracle, largest Torah center in the world… Ki Mitziyon Teitzei Torah, from nowhwre else, even in our era…. Especially in our era..
    Gra,Baal Shem, Chofetz Chaim all wanted to make Aliya…
    “Is it not possible to see the hand of Divine Providence in all this?”.. whoever has opportunity but does not move to EY, will have to answer before G-D… Harav Sonnenfeld, already not a Zionist.
    That’s it folks… Let’r rip…
    Now let me munch on my cheese danish…

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1654979

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    Re:Spiritual minefield
    Depends for whom.. I have family in IDF, sons of friends, sons of aquaintances. It’s time to stop throwing blanket statement around like that which contain a good potion of sheker.

    Re: when everyone keeps the Torah..
    If you’re off today, spend a couple of hours with a Nach and learn a bit about what went on there.
    Different eras: Torah doesn’t object to an army in any era.
    Re: spears vs. jet fighters… lol, I needed that.. Didn’t have my 2nd cup of coffee yet.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1654969

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    … To clarify… Though Chazal say that Yoav needed Dovid’s Torah, they immediately say that Dovid needed Yoav’s army in the very same memreh. IOW… they’re equal in the eyes of Hashem. I never heard anyone argue that there should be no learning at all. People with good & fair intentions should be able to sit down together and figure it out, esoecially when millions of wolves surround our little Holy land with evil intentions.It’s called , sharing the burden.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1654968

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    Re: I lost you
    I was pointing out that an army is not against the Torah at all. That when even during a time when we had Torah, learning ,and hashroat Shechina, General Yoav went to battle even with approval from Urim V’tummim. Debate about level of frumkeit in IDF is a separate issue…… That learning in yeshiva as a stand-alone excuse for exemption because it benefits & protects , has no precedent in our history from Yehoshua on down..

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1654883

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    Re: Torah benefitting tzibbur……Chazal….
    Who’s arguing about its benefits??
    Quick Q: Why did Dovid Hamelech, who learned all night b’ruach hakodesh, who’s rebbe was the great Mebiboshes and was surrounded by great Torah gedolim, who had a Sanhedrin, Mishkan, Urim V’tummim, neede Yoav, also a gadol b’ Torah and thousands of chayalim ??? Why didn’t most then just pick up garbage and volunteer at the local fi
    re dept.? Did Chazal disagree?? If yes, please show mareh mekomos.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1653615

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    Manitou,
    Agreed…. Gotta run… Shabbat Shalom

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1653607

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    I meant @ 3:26

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1653594

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    manitou,….@ 3:03,
    It doesn’t matter. Their premise is that before Moshiach, no Jewish government should never exist even if its run by all lav-vov tzaddikim. The “secular ” issue that opponents of the medinah talk about , is not, on a deeper level, their main beef. They don’t believe in Jewish sovereignty ,period… No Rambam or anybody else will convince them..20, 60, dina d’malchusah, etc… are just bones to pick..
    The more extreme, wish for its destruction altogether, rachmana litzlon… Hashem Yeracheim and forgive their speech..

    in reply to: HELP – How Do I Stop Getting The Piece Of Trash Lehovin Newspaper? #1653304

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    “……It’s not for nothing that chassidim pronounce it “hagoon ” …….

    Not editorializing, since I have no clue what this paper is all about, but just based on dialects/ pronunciations ,
    which I’m very familiar with, I’ll say 2-2tango isn’t taking any prisoners tonight.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1653058

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    Manitou,
    I’m very, very familiar with Satmar tactics going back decades, so you don’t have to tell me. I didn’t read about it, I was around when they occurred… I’m not 35 years old anymore…. They’re trying to reinvent and revise some of the events, but I’ll challenge them anytime, anyplace.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1652973

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    Re: Major Posek
    1….”Major’ is a subjective word… Rabbanim on the side which you don’t respect, hold different.
    2…. Even some of your “major” ravs held that non-learners should join the army.. I already mentioned a few…. Many times they’re threatened into silence or totally retract ( See Rav Shteiman in my previous post ).
    3…. Don’t believe every statement coming out of a rav/rebbe’s court.. We live in an age of forgery, fraud and many kol korahs are Mezuyef thru & thru. The forged signatures, retractions, denials are rampant in EY and in the USA… You can’t believe a word a rav says until it’s been verified a million times. Even going back to the Chazon Ish… The version of any given incident/conversation involving him exhausts a library..
    4…. I’m questions the motives of some of those who are against it.. May I ?? This is a way to keep their business at home… They’re afraid of losing control, talmidim, business, $$$ and kavod.. Not only is the IDF a threat ( which may make some sense) , but against the bocharam going to work, or even to trade schools and earn a decent living. They want to own them… IOW- not Leshem Shomayim.
    5…. Forcing only chilonim to risk their blood and lives, is a crime. Who says so ?? Every rational Jew with feelings..For this we don’t need a posek.


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    “….. Many MO youth are leaving yiddishkeit in droves…”
    Hello..!!??
    Are you not aware of this exact problem even in your own backyard?

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1652499

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    Haimy,
    Where’s his signature ? Is this letter legit,or no one is allowed to ask on this forum?… and why are there conflicting reports over the years about his stance vis-a-vis Nachal Chareidi? . And if he was opposed, then why the demonstrations against him in NY, 12 years ago by the Satmar picketing him & cursing him? . And why after his petirah, the celebrations by extremists with lechaims, posters, etc. villifying him?….And didn’t Rav Ovadia Yosef also once say that bocharim should join the IDF if they’re not learning… Although this bit of info mysteriously disappeared on Inet. And unless I ‘m mistaken, same for Rav Eliyashev..
    Anyway, let’em totalky disband the IDF starting tomorrow, no army at all, and call it a day.. L’chaim.

    in reply to: Ruach hakodesh poll #1651904

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    Look in “Shirim Shel Shabbos” a sefer/siddur of Shabbos zmiros available in Judaica stores with wonderful mefarshim on the page.
    Under the Friday night Kiddush, the Iyun Tfilah brings down a Seder Eliyahu Rabbah which says :

    Heaven and earth are my witnesses… whether Jew , non-Jew, slave or maid,
    Each according to the deed that he/she does, the Ruach Hakodesh rests upon him/her.
    For any good deed that a person does by free will, a certain level of RH rests upon him,
    and prepares him to do a second good deed.
    See Tractate Brachot on how a certain level of Divine Spirit rets upon parents when giving their
    child a name.. Orach Chayim in Parshat Vayeitzei, I believe, writes that this is true even of non- Jews.

    in reply to: Ruach hakodesh poll #1651909

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    …. Just to be clear, I was referring to Ruach Hakodesh,, not Nevuah, which unfortunately doesn’t exist today…. Hopefully, tomorrow.

    in reply to: The Killing of Nahal Haredi Soldiers and the Anti Draft Protests #1651883

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    @haimy,
    “…..limud Hatorah, which is our main zechus….”

    Nobody else learns Torah except for yeshiva bocharim?
    You’re buying into the commandeered idea that only they have zechusim, and only their Torah protects EY.
    What about those who work, find time to learn pre or post a hard day’s work? There’s also chessed, tzedakah done by ordinary Yidden , so many even , lifnei mishurat hadin… others who say Tehillim and daven whenever they can.. Don’t their zechusim count? Maybe it’s their zechusim who protect? Who can say, no?
    We’re not capable of measuring zechusim. It’s wonderful that young bocharim learn, but it’s not meant for the majority of the masses. Our greatest rabbonim, tanaim, amaoraim worked for a living. This style of everybody continuing in kollel is a relatively new phenomenon, mostly people worked and the Jewish people survived. If it’s a serious bochar and if he can be supported by family or donors of means, then by all means.
    ” Yoter Yegia Kapo min Yerei Shomayim”…. I saw a vort on this that explains ” Greater is the Yirei Shamayim who toils for his food , than the Yirei Shomayim who doesn’t.”
    The world stands on Torah, Avodah & Gemilat Chasadim… All of this is Torah and they all provide zechusim.

    in reply to: You gotta be blind not to understand that Netanyahu is a dictator #1651471

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    Re: Krushchev
    He was also creative in how to use shoes.

    in reply to: We need a new inyan for Nittel Nacht #1651438

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    Interesting, I didn’t know about the lawsuit, but it’s weird that we have this Smartphone that could do amazing things in a second, yet I need tools to open a pack of salami…. Oh well.

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