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  • in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700333

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    Chossid,
    Note that the responses after yours were posted within about a minute after each other and joseph already knows that Haimy wrote about his 50% .

    in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700301

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    Chossid,
    I don ‘t know about this Haimy guy, but I’m pretty much convinced there’s basically one dude causing most of the rioting. I caught joseph switching a username to my thread from ujm to joseph within minutes of his posting, and I’d like to know how he did that w/o “inside” help
    He also slipped in a virulent video months ago to which I responded, but that got deleted. Mod 29 asked my about it, apparently he didn’t know about it, but did another mod know? A search going back to 2009 will show that this dude’s been carrying on for a decade.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1700177

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    Chaimy,
    A little bird sang to me that your motzei zman is earlier than mine. By the time I step out at Shmonei Esrei you’ll already’ve made kinyan on my hefker ticket. My mom didn’t raise a fool…
    LOLOL…

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699957

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    DY,
    Forgot to mention that to my recollection, Yom Tov was also in the discussion.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699954

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    DY “….. don’t think anyone ever questioned owning stocks over Shabbos (or, at least, it’s pretty much been settled…
    Yes, they did question it, and yes, it’s pretty much settled as far as stocks are concerned.

    @ CTL
    “…..are NOT buying a chance for a prize that will definitely be awarded on Shabbos. Very often there is no winner and the pool grows and the next drawing occurs on a weekday….”:

    Interesting take which I didn’t think of, but eventually the numbers come in and may yet be on Shabbos.
    Which leads me to your Rav’s insistence that the raffle not be drawn of Friday night because of Jews, etc.
    Can you recall his reason? Because that can impact a Shabbos winning draw …. Or no?

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699924

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    Meno,
    Feel free to skip it over especially if you’re still hung over..
    In fact skip 90% of the CR . No reason to be nasty espec on Shushan Purim.
    You don’t think my q is legit?? Move on bro…

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699915

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    DY,
    My issue is not vague.. It’s making money on Shabbos.
    You guys are giving good answers why it’s not necessarily so.
    However, I’m not yet comfortable with lottery winning, there may other issues here, and that’s why it SEEMS vague..
    You want me to give an explicit halachic reason and I don’t have one, that’s why I’m asking…. just like an another sheilah one would ask… It’s certainly not a no-brainer, because stocks have also been discussed over the years as to Shabbos ramifications.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699904

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    CA… my op implies any issues which may affect the drawing such as we’re discussing.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699902

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    Dr E,
    He’ll allow my wife’s pic? But the usual pubs will Photoshop her out, the single women will think I’m single too , get my # and harass me, then my wife’ll suspect I’m doubletiming her.
    It ain’t worth it. Never mind kinyans, non-claims and such.
    You gave me the best answer yet.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699881

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    DY,
    I hear you, but I’d like for poskim to weigh in, because at his time, as I told Josep…er, ujm , above, I haven’t bought Friday night drawings.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699879

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    Meno,
    Yes, I think you’re allowed.

    I understand the forfeiting part.
    So you’re saying it’s not a problem if one claims the draw on a Monday even though he won it Shabbos .

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699854

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    Meno,
    I’d say yes, if no other issues are behind it.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699853

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    CA,
    I don ‘t quite get the claiming . If you won the drawing then it’s yours. How and when you claim or report it for tax purposes seems like a separate issue .

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699845

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    CA,
    So I want to know if lottery and stocks are in every aspect the
    the same. I’ve a question whether they in fact are , and if yes, the that would answer it.

    in reply to: MOSHIACH HAS ARRIVED IN YERUSHALAYIM!! #1699788

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    …..especially if he quickly ditches one for the other by mistake.😉

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699787

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    Rabbi Yair Hoffman;
    Can you please do a column on this one?

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699786

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    Making money on Shabbos with a Jewish dollar, all 100 pennies owned by him, not by a non- Jew.
    You see nothing inappropriate here.?

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699780

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    DY,
    That’s what I’d want to know. Would you be comfortable with the millions won on Shabbos? It can’t be so poshut.

    in reply to: MOSHIACH HAS ARRIVED IN YERUSHALAYIM!! #1699776

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    I’d first research names that he may go by, such as Tzemach, Yinon,( off the top of my head)…
    If there are other pseudonyms lurking in the closet I’d be very, very suspicious. Very.

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699773

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    ChadGadya,
    But it’s your dollar , and you as a Jew invested to chance winning on Shabbos. Why should the drawers or drawing machine make any difference? Or when you get the money?

    in reply to: Winning Lottery on Shabbos #1699740

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    Joseph,
    I don’t buy such tickets.
    But…. tell me how you quickly changed from UJM to Joseph when you 1st responded a few minutes ago?

    in reply to: Is “shushing” the “shusher” nekama? #1699589

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    …. eluh mei ?? You wanna shlugg upp the hekish because there’s a difference between these activites…
    Ahhh-haaaaaaa, I hear, I hear …. nu…. so tzurich iyun but it’s not impossible.

    in reply to: Is “shushing” the “shusher” nekama? #1699586

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    Re: mitzvos lav le’henos nitnu……
    Bameh devorim amurim, if the shusher means it k’shem mitzvah. However, If he shushes for his own benefit, there’s a svoroh to teineh that he can enjoy hanuh’eh bli pikpuk.
    Because in such a case, lichoireh mei nafkuh minah between shushing and sushi’ng. L’aniyas daati both can be enjoyed even bo -byom l’chulei almah… no?

    in reply to: Debating with a Pakistani scammer #1698128

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    Lol, Heargod…. Ahhh, the good book.

    in reply to: Debating with a Pakistani scammer #1698087

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    Re: Winning lottery and extreme depression.

    To paraphrase Tevye in Fiddler, when told money is a curse…..
    Let me be smitten with it (riches) and never recover.
    I’ll deal with depression a day later.🤣

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695873

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    Ok, I see it, but so what,?? He discusses that the shadchan should have spelled it out, and writes “nirah lee” , and it’s a special case. You can’t pasken from here.

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695874

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    Plus he adds the “efsher” if such and such happened in this particular case. It’s nice learning but no psak .

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695727

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    In any case, he engages in interesting discussion for learning purposes, and let a posek who’s a bukee in shadchan inyanim pasken.

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695711

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    Thanks, DY, but I don’t see clear cut halacha here, and he writes about minhagim in different places, and unless I missed it, he doesn’t mention family.
    In fact, I understand his opening line ( at Tes Zayin) to say, that what the Olam says that if a shadchan outright says that he doesn’t want a fee, nevertheless there’s an obligation to give him one, has no shoresh or mekor anywhere in Talmud or any posek.
    If a family member redds a shidduch, it is assumed that he/she is not expecting going rate unless verbalized at the start. If he/she did not, then imho it’s not a standard shadchan case.
    I don’t see extrapolation for this scenario from your Pischei Teshuva.
    I feel that if my family makes a shidduch for my offspring and demands and expects full rate shadchan money , then he/she is a chazzer (te) and will cut him/her off , period. I’m not Vanderbilt and they know it.
    Mentchlechkeit is also Torah.
    What’s family for anyway? Bar mitzvahs & funerals?

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695670

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    DY,
    Kindly show us that halacha especially for family .

    in reply to: Shadchanus to the Family Member #1695632

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    If all ends well, ask family what gift they like and get them the best you can afford. Unless they’re poor, expecting full shadchan price from family , whatever that may be, is being a chazer…… Unless you’re rich.

    in reply to: Can golus end but the geulah still did not arrive? #1692362

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    Anyusername,
    Well, apparently not, but the question is how long this initial phase will last. The Rambam supports Shmuel’s opinion, but that isn’t the final word. Nobody has the answer. Even the opinion that the world will be destroyed for a period of time is a machlokes. And if yes, the question is for how long, or does it even mean literally.

    Avi K…..That Rashi is actually ad loc in Sanhedrin and the gemarrah itself says so…. That the abundant fruits is yet the greatest sign of geula… EY has for thousands of years yielded norhing to any occupier or invader in abundance. Mark Twain described how desolate and forlorn EY is when he visited there 120 years ago. The signs of geula are here .. But only believers see it. The naysers have their heads and shitot in the sand.. Too bad.

    in reply to: Danger in America anyone else considering moving?!?! #1691982

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    …Actually, Arafat is an example of our own doing.
    His stock fell to the depths, fled to Tunisia, and Rabin/ Peres brought him back to life figuring he’d be the best peace partner. They went against Hashem’s will who basically buried him already ,and we paid a terrible price..

    in reply to: Can golus end but the geulah still did not arrive? #1691979

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    Lechaim,
    It can. Take a look in Meseches Sanhedrin along with meforshim where this issue is discussed. Some say Techiyas will be earlier than others… We just don’t know till tat era is upon us…. Hopefully soon Bimheirah Beyameinu…


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    Rebbitzen,
    I heard the same thing about wives of rabbonim not covering hair from Litvishe people years ago. Apparently this happened in Lithuania and environs, not in Hungary .
    You’ll have a hard time finding this info in contemporary Jewish publications, as they are very prone to revisionism and whitewashing history, especially bios, and especially photos.

    in reply to: Can golus end but the geulah still did not arrive? #1691874

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    Rebbetzin,
    Save your breath.
    When Moshiach shows up on Rechov Yaffo inviting the kibbutz in Ivrit wearing a kippa sruga, the galus lovers will call him a Zionist. Talk about a good kugel recipe instead- one without so much salt.

    in reply to: Can golus end but the geulah still did not arrive? #1691861

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    Lechaim,
    Good question.
    Your Rambam has already been explained to mean the first part of the geulah starting with Moshiach’s arrival, up to a certain point. His opinion is that there won’t be major world changes during that particular phase, it’s like Shmuel’s opinion on the gemarah. Even Shmuel , with whose opinion the Rambam apparently agrees, is only talking about the very initial geulah. Many discuss this.


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    Rebbetzin,
    Yes, basically we do not pasken straight out of a gemorrah, nir necessarily like a posek of years ago, but more like one in our generation- our contemporary. Not to mention, chassidim , yeshivish, Sefardim will not follow a uniform set of poskim necessarily. Years ago, an older Satmar chassid told my father about a certain ruling that the Satmar rebbe ordered. The rebbe was asked how he can go contrary to the Shulchan Aruch, which in effect he did. He responded , ” Yes, but we also have a mesorah.” The implication is clear.


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    Ref. my earlier post. I’m researching the sefer in which I saw it, but I do recall it wasn’t stamm a local rabbi.. It was a rav, an gadol.


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    Scary, but my short term memory is giving me fits lately.
    Only a month ago I read a tshuva from a rav who was asked by a prospective mechutan about the girl’s brother who was a “character”, and mentioned the Chazal, fearing the shidduch because of it. I can’t remember the rav’s name now.
    Basically, he said that people for years lived in close proximity for almost their entire lives , as was in time of Chazal, so they learned from each other. Nowadays, he said , a brother might not be living in the same area, the family itself may residing in a larger communitu , so that there isn’t only one way of thinking and/or learning bad middos from another necessarily. So the brother fear doesn’t apply anymore. I’d add myself, that people these days are more engrossed with outside influences due to easier communication withe outside world, and almost certainty of family members living out of area and don’t spend their days mingling with each other as much as was years ago.
    The rav told them to go for it if all else looks good.

    in reply to: Why Should I Pay for your Limo #1691357

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    Re: Sheva Brochos and unlimited speeches.
    Now you’re talkin’. Frankly, if I don’t hear another Sheva Brochos speech for the rest of my life, it’ll still be too soon.


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    Why don’t you ask them individually flat out?
    There have been successful marriages of couples with variant haskofos. Hershey chocolate above is a good example.
    Even rabbonim and their rebbetzins don’t always match up exactly the same. The late Lubavitcher Rebbe’s wife was reportedly a more modern woman.

    in reply to: Compliment your spouse! #1687279

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    Re: Good taste/bad taste
    Taste is so subjective. Years ago, a columnist in the Jewish Press wrote about a lady who knew a learning kollel bochur who would only date a girl whom he described as ” drop-dead gorgeous.” He was very adamant about that from the get-go.
    Well, this lady came across a girl who was not especiall pretty but she felt with all her heart that the girl would be an exceptional fit for this bochur…. How to talk her up?..
    She decided to tell him that she knows a pretty girl, etc.etc.. but omitted ” drop dead gorgeous” as a description and praying that the boy wouldn’t ask.
    Luckily, he didn’t… Probably knowing that this lady would never set him up with anybody less.
    On the morrow of the 1st date the boy calls her and here’s a paraphrase of his very first words:
    …… Why didn’t you tell me that she’s drop-dead gorgeous?
    She’s the most beautiful girl I ever dated?…
    That’s right… They married and as far as we hope, are living happily ever after.

    in reply to: Don’t Label Me #1685969

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    Joseph,
    As you know, Chees Us & ilk took a lot of our stuff.
    Except walking on water.🤠

    in reply to: Don’t Label Me #1685678

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    Re: לא תשא עליו חטא

    I saw an interpretation ( don’t recall who said it) that one shouldn’t put, or carry לא תשא עליו , his own sin on his fellow Jew unless he’s free of it himself.

    in reply to: Saving shul seats, sidurrim for others not yet here #1682499

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    … In fact, I now remember when the rebbe of a shteibel where we davened years ago, mentioned it before his rebbetzin’s kugel was brought in every Shabbos ” No children should be seated before the adults” he said. Then we wonder about lack of respect for parents, rabeiim and teachers.

    in reply to: Saving shul seats, sidurrim for others not yet here #1682491

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    1,
    Let’s say you’re right, which I don’t agree anyway….
    The fact is that they take seats ahead of older people who daven with them. It’s outrageous, because MOST fathers don’t give a hoot, spoil their kids , and don’t teach them derech eretz.. In fact, somebody bring down any opinion of any rav who agrees with that. I’d be more impressed that a rav speaks up or writes about it in his weekly column than a clever vort about the eigel hazahav in his drasha.

    in reply to: Saving shul seats, sidurrim for others not yet here #1682049

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    Re: Maybe you were raised wrong?
    Maybe. Because now as an adult the pipsqueaks all sit while when I go to an invited kiddush, I stand holding a plastic
    plate with oily kugel on it. At least I learned that no good deed goes unpunished.

    in reply to: Saving shul seats, sidurrim for others not yet here #1681893

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    Before we talk siddurim and seats, let’s talk kiddush.
    Years ago, we youngsters were taught by our parents not to take seat until all older people were seated. We would also offer our seats to. any older person who arrived from another shul to be at the kiddush, and we always had food anyway.
    Nowadays, almost half a kishke,cholent,schmaltz,fish, 3 kugeled kiddush table is surrounded by comfortably seated kids who will never offer their seats, and far worse…. Their fathers who will never ask them to rise for guests…
    Fix this chutzpah , and teach manners to parents & children alike, then I’ll worry about siddurim and seat reservations.

    in reply to: Do rabbis have ruach hakodesh? #1678560

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    Avi K,
    He’s probably expanding on “aspaklaria ham ‘eirah” and she’eino m’eirah.. Rabbeinu Bachai in parashat Voeirah writes that only Moshe’s nevuah was m’eirah, not the neviim, not even the 3 avot. He goes on to say that eino m’eirah is still strong and awesome but doesn’t provide the same strong light that Moshe saw, which was panim el panim.

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