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November 14, 2021 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm in reply to: Black Ethiopian Jews #2028147
Is your premise correct? Genetic studies say otherwise in terms of shared ancestry amongst the groups you mentioned.January 15, 2020 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm in reply to: Programs for elderly man #1823208
Bnei Yosef has a program every Wednesday includes tefillah, class, breakfast and lunch. Contact their office for details.September 12, 2013 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm in reply to: Friend wants to marry girl he met online #1187415
Just tell them they met at a bar. Problem solved.February 19, 2013 3:28 am at 3:28 am in reply to: Pinworms and Parasites 5 year old #932968
Vermox is no longer marketed in the US but it can be imported from overseas where they make generics. Ask your doctor further but do a search for Mebex which is made by Cipla in India. The website Alldaychemist carries it.February 14, 2013 12:28 am at 12:28 am in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976495
Sorry, nevermind. He found the book and could not locate those numbers. Might mean they are really old or another type of knitting. I would suggest contacting some of the other suppliers, here is one I found:
Or you can list on Alibaba.com as well. Best of luck.February 13, 2013 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976494
He couldn’t tell much from the part numbers and needs to find his machine manuals. But he said it would help to see the needles and that he would like to do so. He said they might be 24 cut needles which went out of style earlier than what he did which is 12 cut, whatever that means.
Anyways, I let the moderators provide my email to you and you could do the same so we can set up a time to see the goods.February 13, 2013 1:13 am at 1:13 am in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976491
He is still selling off his machines. They are mostly shipped overseas, he knows the dealers. I showed him your listing, he said he needs to look into it and will let me know. I will post tommorow to let you know what he says.February 12, 2013 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976489
My dad was in this business, the brands you list sound familiar. I can run it by him. Are they new or used? Are they damaged in any way?February 12, 2013 2:18 am at 2:18 am in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976485
Are they new and is there a brand or any other identifying info?June 24, 2012 1:34 am at 1:34 am in reply to: Hashkafa for entering secular workforce #880948
Consider the following letter the Rambam wrote to a friend which illustrates his work schedule. This was written 4 years prior to his death.
[Remember: his brother died at sea.]
I live in Fostat, and the Sultan lives Cairo. The distance between them is 4000 cubits [a mile and a half]
I get off of my donkey, wash my hands, and go out into the hall to see them. I apologize and ask that they should be kind enough to give me a few minutes to eat. That is the only meal I take in twenty-four hours. Then I go out to heal them, write them prescriptions and instructions for treating their problems.
Because of all this, no Jew can come and speak with me in wisdom or have a private audience with me because I have no time, except on Shabbat. On Shabbat, the whole congregation, or at least the majority of it, comes to my house after morning services, and I instruct the members of the community as to what they should do during the entire week. We learn together in a weak fashion until the afternoon. Then they all go home. Some of them come back and I teach more deeply between the afternoon and evening prayers.
Copy over the teshuva [written Torah response] I wrote to you and discuss it with all the scholars in your town. If, after that, you still want to come, I would happy to see you, but you should know you will not be able to learn with me here. My time is so compressed.
May your happiness, my dear pupil, increase and grow great, and may salvation be granted to our afflicted people.
I know links are not allowed, feel free to google the text.June 22, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm in reply to: Hashkafa for entering secular workforce #880943
The Rambam writes that a “working person” is someone who learns 8 hours a day and works 3. Not works 9am to 5pm.
How do you reconcile the fact that he worked for the Sultan for many hours and then saw patients at his home, exhausted by the end of the day per his letters. This seems like more than 3 hours. He might not have been able to say no to the Sultan or the sick patients waiting for him.
Do you think that in any century a typical person could possibly make a living working for 3 hours a day?
Do you know the source for the Rambam quote?March 15, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm in reply to: Children's Teeth Corrosion #860230
flouride is actually very controversial and causes teeth mottling in higher doses. Most municipalities are reducing flouride in water rather than adding to it on advice from the FDA. There is a book called “The Flouride Deception” where you can learn more.August 16, 2011 1:10 am at 1:10 am in reply to: frum support group for epilepsy #797801
There is a very beneficial diet for Epilepsy called the Ketogenic Diet. For many, two years on the diet provides a lifetime of seizure relief. It was created by the Mayo Clinic in the 1930s but is not used as often as it should, unfortunately.October 20, 2009 2:38 am at 2:38 am in reply to: Kollel – Talmud Torah Kneged Kulam #1177560
The only criteria to merit joining Kollel, according to the Rambam, is being a Jew. IOW, the Rambam clearly states that every Jew is entitled to choose to join Kollel. (Obviously, it goes without saying, he must actually learn [not batul] in Kollel. But the Rambam imposes NO requirement that he be a “better learner” or whatever.)
I do not believe that the word kollel was part of the Rambam’s vernacular. Additionally, the Rambam found it distasteful, maybe even forbidden to make money
from Torah. As far as I understand the term Kollel as used today is about 150 years old, tops. Please provide sources for your statements.October 18, 2009 2:54 am at 2:54 am in reply to: College, Secular Studies & Judaism #1169563
And if obtaining an advanced degree is not a Mitzvah, why are the MO rabbis encouraging it instead of encouraging more learning, which is a Mitzvah? If people who only have HS education are also correct then why would rabbis recommend forgoing Torah learning for more advanced degrees if I am already doing correctly?
Obtaining an advanced degree may not be a mitzvah in itself. But if it allows you to keep kosher, send your kids to yeshiva and perform other costly religious rituals then it might be just the thing jewish communities need more of. Then ofcourse you have to look at the makeup of society and the fact that we all possess needs from others whether it be medical services, groceries, a teacher for your children etc. Its really that simple, you perform something for others and get a monetary return determined by a free market allowing you to buy other goods and services with that money. College educated people tend to earn more money on average than non college educated people, certainly more than those who never completed high school. Notwithstanding all the rabbinical quotes you have gathered and quoted quite accurately, my question to you an individual capable of thinking for himself is, how does one go about making a decent living without attaining any particular skill through formal or informal training? If eating bread and salt water is your answer, ask yourself how many of your friends and neighbors live like that? Also explain to me why you expect me to fix your pipes (for example) when you performed nothing for society and have no claims to goods and services? Seems selfish to me, even if all you do is learn day and night.November 24, 2008 2:26 am at 2:26 am in reply to: SYMS Thanksgiving BASH Begins Nov. 20th #626109
syms is not what it used to be.