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December 16, 2021 10:55 am at 10:55 am in reply to: Discrimination against religious firefighters in Judea/Samaria #2042348
Last I checked, Israel doesn’t have to comply with the ADA. It’s a different country.
And we’re probably only hearing half of the story, like usual.
At this point, it’s not worth it to argue anything with ujm. Like I said earlier in this thread, he is nothing more than an extremely bigoted, racist, disrespectful person. His opinions should be completely ignored, just like those of the various Neturei Karta trolls who show up every so often to yell “Gevalt” about the existence of the State of Israel.
@philosopher – I was actually speaking to the OP, whose barely concealed racism is showing once again. Sorry for not being sufficiently clear.
You can cite whatever rulings you want.
Keep in mind: (1) the contentiousness of the issue; (2) the fact that Radvaz and Rav Ovadia are sufficient to rely upon, even if some sort of giyur lechumra or formal renunciation of Karaism is required; and (3) keep in mind that there are two Ethiopian communities in question here, the larger of the two definitely being safek akum and the other one being more likely Karaites. But I’m no expert and this is definitely above my pay grade.
Again, no issues with you at all. My issue is the barely concealed racism and bigotry that the OP constantly spews, as well as his blatant disrespect of anyone who is not Yeshivish/Chassidish. It’s tired, old, childish, divisive and quite frankly irritatingly stupid.
@Joseph – “A Gett has a person’s secular name?”
Yes. According to Halacha, you are required to use all names that either spouse or their fathers go by. This is so there is no ambiguity with regard to who the people in question are.
We all know you can’t stand the State of Israel or the Rabbanut/Misrad HaDatot, but if you’ve ever seen a Get issued by them, you will see the phrase “X aka Y aka Z”.In Aramaic, obviously.
I deal with this enough in a professional capacity to know.November 15, 2021 7:36 am at 7:36 am in reply to: Klal Yisroel Needs an Official Central Yichus Registry #2028379
We have one – it’s called the Misrad HaDatot – and it doesn’t work very well because of power politics.
You’re not on the level of Radvaz or R’ Ovadia Yosef. Shut it.October 27, 2021 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm in reply to: What is the real reason for banning Jews from Israel? #2021389
“I find in Israel there is animosity toward “frum Anglos”.
Total bunk. It’s very clear that most of the folks here don’t interact with the average Israeli. But that’s no surprise considering most of y’all limit yourselves to Anglo areas (i.e. Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh, etc.) and don’t even attempt to venture out to non-Anglo enclaves. Y’all are pontificating based on an abysmal lack of evidence. (After living in Israel for more than a decade, living well outside of what I call the “Anglo Bubble”, I can speak pretty authoritatively about this.)
As for “לך עבוד אלהים אחרים” – I would be smart to “מדבר שקר תרחק” and stop acting like a רוכל and מוציא שם רע with regard to nearly 7-8 million of your fellow Jews.October 26, 2021 7:47 am at 7:47 am in reply to: What is the real reason for banning Jews from Israel? #2020756
A few things:
1) It’s just easier to go OTD if you’re MO because they are better equipped to handle the change. Charedim have a significantly harder time, which is why you hear about it.
2) I’m willing to bet that if you look at the Orthoprax numbers in the Charedi world, it’s probably nearly the same as the OTD numbers in the MO world.
3) Keep in mind that MO schools more often than not have a significant percentage of students that are not religious in the slightest, but are there because their parents want them to have some sort of Jewish identity. I can think of at plenty of high schools that are like this. The students who are actually Orthodox usually goto schools with a significant Orthodox population (i.e. UMD, YU/Stern, NYU, UPenn, etc.).
4) @Always ask the questions – You can also ask what good post-high school Yeshiva is at all if this is the case.
5) MO kids who want to go OTD are usually halfway there by the time they finish high school. College is basically their time to actually go OTD. Again, I know several people like this.
Two options: 1) it’ll fall apart within the next year or so or (2) will last 2-3 years.
Israel thankfully survived the likes of Shimon Peres, it’ll G-d willing survive this government as well.
A few things:
1) Calm down.
2) Bennett and Shaked are doing whatever they see as being politically expedient, like any other politician.
3) Lapid’s only issue is that he’s Tommy’s son and can’t help himself. Aside for his anti-religious biases, he’s not nearly as left as you think he is.
4) There really hasn’t been a true left-winger in years. Peres was probably the last of his kind (and thank G-d for that).
5) Liberman as Finance Minister can be a blessing in disguise.
6) You very clearly don’t understand how it works in Israel. The Likud, having the most votes, had the first opportunity to try to form a government. They weren’t able to, simply because they won’t replace Bibi for whatever reason. Yesh Atid, the party with the next largest number of votes, got to the next attempt form a government, and it appears they succeeded. To be more clear: The ability to form a governing coalition matters, not necessarily the number of votes. It’s sort of akin to the electoral college – you vote and your vote matters, but in the end, the electoral college decides who wins, not the individual. So stop whining about percents. A government was formed after two years of instability. End of discussion. You can hate it all you want. It is what it is.
7) So there will be a minority government. Israel thankfully survived previous minority governments, it will G-d willing survive this one. Just like how America survived Trump and will G-d willing survive Biden.
8) Bennett is sufficiently orthodox, contrary to your extreme biases.
9) The day there is a Charedi prime minister is the day a democratic form of government dies in Israel.
10) Lastly: Have you ever considered the implications of a Halachik state? What that actually means? I doubt you – or anyone on this website – would be willing to go along with that. Especially having grown up with the amount of freedom you had in America and have while currently living in America.April 23, 2021 7:41 am at 7:41 am in reply to: Seeking recommendations for sleepover camp for 10th-grade boy #1967388
What Common Saychel said.
Or let the kid find a job at at a local supermarket. He’ll have some spending money of his own and he’ll learn a bit of personal responsibility.March 22, 2021 2:09 am at 2:09 am in reply to: Can Yeshivish families make aliyah with school age children? #1959457
Absolutely. Just plan carefully.
Glad you had that opportunity. I should point out that the black population in Atlanta has its positions vis-a-vis Jews and Israel mainly out of ignorance.
I would agree with all the above with regard to clergy. I also generally oppose the existence of any religious parties in Israel. Religious MKs are fine, but religious parties? No way.
I don’t think there should be any interference in local races, period.
Reconstruction II? I don’t think this Reconstruction. However, the suggestion by various media by elitists and celebrities that people move to Georgia just to change the politics certainly smells of it and I understand those who may think of it as such.
As it happens, I haven’t voted in a US election since I moved to Israel. I won’t be voting in these special elections either – I gave up that right in exchange for not getting jury duty notices I can’t fulfill.
@CTLAWYER – I know you aren’t a troll, I was just wondering if you were trolling in your response. There’s a difference. Relax.
I’m well aware of what lawyers have to do, translators have to do the same thing.
Being from Atlanta and having a bit of knowledge regarding Ebenezer and its reverends post-MLK, I would say: He is at best apathetic. He is most likely akin to most of that population in Atlanta – borderline antisemitic and anti-Israel*. At worst, he’s both.
*There obviously are exceptions, I just don’t believe he is one of them, especially when he defends the likes of Jeremiah Wright and his compadres.
Wow, a whole lot of carpetbaggers here pontificating about my hometown.
@jackk – I don’t know what synagogues you’re talking about, but Warnock has definitely not spoken at any of the Orthodox synagogues. Maybe the former Young Israel (which barely qualifies as Orthodox at this point). My parents or my siblings would have told me if he did. I assume you’re referring to one of the Reform and Conservative Temples or possibly one of the Chabad houses (also doubtful).
@charliehall – What a load of malarkey, to put it very mildly. Ebenezer and the overwhelming majority of the black population in Atlanta have changed since the days of MLK. As a whole, they aren’t Pro-Israel and anyone who has lived in Atlanta for more than 30 seconds knows that. The black population has tied itself to the Arabs. End of story.
As for his opponent, she’s no worse than Maxine Waters. Politics are dirty and unethical. Deal with it.
@CTLAWYER – “Palestinians are also Semites”. Are you really going down that road? Really? Especially “antisemitism” so obviously refers to Jews and is used in reference to Jews? Or are you trolling?
From the perspective of an Israeli-American in”occuped territory”:
There’s no way to definitively know one way or another whether Biden will act like his predecessor or forge his own path. But, keeping that in mind:
1) One could safely assume that Biden will not do much in Israel’s favor when all his advisors served under Obama.
2) Biden has to contend with a fairly strong progessive wing in his own party. Who says that part of the party won’t put extreme pressure that he will fold under? Also, isn’t his VP part of that progressive wing? That would indicate a problem for Israel.
3) I question whether Biden will last the 4 years and if at some point, the planet will have to contend with a President Harris.
4) Then again, if the Republicans keep the Senate, it could just end up being a stalemate for 4 years.
At the end of the day, just daven that the US government keeps its senses. Lord knows we’re doing that here in Israel (because the country is flying by the seat of its pants without any sort of plan for the near or distant future).
No HaKatan, you pray 3x a day to go back to the Russian Pale.
@Anongirl – First of all, mazel tov. Second, I’m a man. Third, I got married at 25, which is about average. Fourth, thanks for judging. I’m from OOT and where I’m from, all the girls are sent to Baltimore and New York to get married and are strongly discouraged from dating anyone local. Rare is the local Shidduch (I only know of one off-hand). That meant I had to resort to dating websites and Shadchanim. You may be too young to be familiar with Frumster and Saw You at Sinai. I met my wife through the former while getting constantly rejected on the latter. Shadchanim told me to get lost.
In my dating experience, there was always some excuse on the girl’s end and it almost always was due to parental meddling. I always found this out after the fact. To the parents (especially those of Rabbinic stock), it didn’t matter that I went to college full-time, worked a full-time job, went to minyan 3x a day and still spent 3-4 hours in the local Beis Midrash at night before going home and doing schoolwork. Never mind that I had life basically figured out by the time I was 23. What mattered was the fact that I wasn’t “mainstream” so I was rejected by parents. And, guess what? Fathers of girls are also obssessed with social standing.
My point: You want to solve the problem? 1) Parents should let their kids date and not get involved unless there is good reason to (i.e., there’s an obvious problem with one of the parties involved, an imminent engagement, etc.). (2) Sometimes the guy who isn’t “mainstream” may be exactly what you’re looking for, even if you don’t think so at the moment. Stop nixing guys who aren’t mainstream.
@Shmil_O Ongar – See above. Actually, I was one of the last people in my social crowd to get married. Also, to be very blunt, 22-23 is young, even if the Chassidish and Yeshivish world thinks that is old.
In a word: No.
From my experience dating years ago, both through a Shadchan and through the first frum dating websites:
There is no shidduch crisis. Period. If there is a crisis, it is a problem of extremely meddlesome (and incredibly selfish) parents as well as young adults maturing much later in life.November 2, 2020 8:25 am at 8:25 am in reply to: Daati Leumi/RZ Rabbonim call on public to vote for Donald Trump #1915934
Why should the RZ public respond? And more importantly, why do you care? This is no different than the Chassidishe Rebbes and Roshei Yeshiva urging people to vote for Trump.October 30, 2020 8:00 am at 8:00 am in reply to: Halachic Ramifications of Killing Whilst in the Military #1915217
Which army, Israeli or otherwise?
In any event, Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon’s Hilchot Tzavah likely addresses the question, although it may be limited to the Israeli army as opposed to any other army.
I wish I could. I unfortunately have a child who seems to get sick far too frequently for me to be comfortable going to shul under the current circumstances. Also, considering the impending lockdown in Israel, who knows if there even will be a minyan to goto.
We will unfortunately not be in Shul and for the first time in years, I will not be leining. I’m asthmatic and have terrible allergies that make mask wearing extremely difficult after about 45 minutes. There are public shofar blowings all over the city at various times (we live in israel), we’ll go to one of them.
Where is he? If he’s actually in the south, I may be able to help.
And my point, which I was trying to make delicately , is that quite bluntly, your privately held land – as well as that of others – is completely and utterly irrelevant to the thread.
The OP asked about buying land.
You and I both know that privately held land is impossible to get ahold of unless you’ve got a ton of money, and that privately owned land usually stays within the family (you’re proof of that yourself – I assume your property in Herzliya Pituach will be passed on to your kids, grandkids, etc.). People who do not have a ton of money or whose family did not buy land during the Mandate Period don’t have a stone’s chance in you-know-what of buying private land today, unless they go into Arab ruled areas and claim land as their own (and good luck with that brainless idea). This doesn’t need to be said. I don’t know the OP’s financial situation but more than likely she can’t buy the sort of land you’re talking about. So again, your case is irrelevant.
What i said before still stands.
Unless the OP is a multi-millionaire, she’ll end up spending a couple million shekels for a 99-year lease on a piece of property. The exception maybe if she buy a farm, but to the best of my knowledge, those are also owned by the JNF.
1) The JNF and the Israel Lands Authority have (re)claimed most privately owned land because the landowners almost never come forward when they are asked to.
2) What I posted is *not* misinformation when the overwhelming majority of sales today are in fact 99-year-leases. Anyone who has been involved in a real estate transaction in Israel would know that because there is usually a lease from the JNF/KKL attached to the sales contract and the registration in Tabu generally indicates as such. Let’s just say I deal with this professionally and would know.
Not possible. Everything is owned by the JNF/KKL. At most, if you buy a semi-detached/detached home – or even an empty lot – you’ll get a 99 year lease from them.
@ Joseph – Anglo ghettos are expensive because Israelis overcharge Anglos and we frequently are too much of “friers” to notice. Also, Anglos don’t know how to negotiate real estate prices down.
@Rosen – RBS is not “a little expensive”. It’s extremely overpriced, just like the rest of Bet Shemesh, which is entirely because of the enormous influx of Anglos.
1) Having done the Aliyah thing, NBN doesn’t help with Aliyah. They’re selling a product – a dream of living in Israel.
2) I’ve told more than one person interested in Aliyah that “It’s easy to make Aliyah, just get on the plane. The hardest part of Aliyah is the day after you arrive in Israel and have to take care of things yourself – setting up bank accounts, claiming your sal klita, setting up national insurance, et cetera”.
3) You can find native English speakers practically everywhere in Israel – even in the far out of the way Yishuvim.
4) You will not successfully make Aliyah if you isolate in an Anglo ghetto and never interact with Hebrew speakers or Israelis. The country functions in Hebrew and it isn’t always possible to get services in English – even if mandated by law.
The OP can contact me through the mods if he wants more information or people to get in touch with in RBS that can point him in the right direction.
My aunt had a bunch of surgeries to correct scoliosis. Long recovery time from what I know.January 26, 2020 1:12 am at 1:12 am in reply to: Selective Service System – Do you register your sons? #1825989
You have to register yourself. You literally just fill out a prepaid postcard they send to you and return it by mail. Takes all of 5 minutes. I registered when I reached 18.
I could write something up, but something tells me that it would offend 90% of the posters here and probably not worth the flack I would receive. BTW, there’s a whole branch of linguistics devoted to this.
That being said, in short – without offending anyone’s beliefs: For any reading of Hebrew, look at the surrounding languages and their evolution. The surrounding languages caused the emergence of the Jewish vernacular in said area. Any evolution in those languages – including that of the Jewish vernacular – changed the phonology of Hebrew in that area.
With the exception of the rednecks from Eastern Europe, it’s basically agreed that the Teimanim are considered to have the most “authentic” reading of Hebrew.
Also, I contest the statement that the Litvish reading is original American – the Yekkes and Dutch Portuguese were in the US before the Litvaks and Chassidim.
@Burnt Steak – That may be the best comment on this thread yet.
I haven’t gotten the flu shot since 8th grade when I got it and missed almost a month of school (and failed 2 bechinas for high school as a result). May get it this year, depending on what the Misrad HaBriut says about the expected severity this year.
English class in 12th grade, 1st class of the day. Another kid and I had literally just finished ripping on the Arab world for the violence of the 2nd Intifada – I had been in Israel over the summer with NCSY Summer Kollel (this was the summer when the Sbarro bombing happened) – when the principal called an assembly to announce what had happened and dismiss school early.
Having grown up “OOT’ (a most offensive term) and having seen how NYers, NJers and Philadelphians ruined the community, there is nothing in the world that could entice me to move to the Tri-State area.
Yup, 100%, as well differentiation between most letter pairs that Ashkenazim pronounce the same.
Why on earth not?
It’s appalling that people here would intentionally avoid drinking Shmittah wine and eating produce from Israel just because you aren’t familiar with the Halachot. Consider it a learning opportunity.
Being the shul’s Ba’al Kriah, I just stop and let everyone get it out of their systems, then continue.
It absolutely depends on the person, their education, etc.
I went to a local secular college so as to avoid putting my parents in debt going to YU (then again YU didn’t offer my major, so it was just as well). I came out just as religious as when I went in, probably more so even. I lived at home and balanced work, a part-time to full-time job, a short evening seder and hobbies/free time. I also made it to shul 3x a day, 7 days a week. But this was some 15-20 years ago, when the current wave lunacy on college campuses was just beginning and could be called out for what it was.
In the current environment, I certainly would not send my kids to any college in the US, and not because of “pritzus” and it being “assur to fraternize with non-Jews”. The indoctrination and dumbing down of education is worse in my opinion and by themselves a reason to avoid it.
As a side point, those who will go OTD in college were likely already halfway there and looking for a way out.April 1, 2019 6:34 am at 6:34 am in reply to: Whats Baltimore like nowadays.Still OOT or suitable for intown fam #1705839
If you’re an NYer with that sort of attitude, you should probably just stay in NY.
@Joseph – I don’t buy that for a moment. You’ve never heard Chassidim or the Yeshiva world condescendingly refer to the Kippah Srugah wearing community as “Mizrachi”? Come on. I don’t believe you’re that sheltered. A vast majority of members of my in-laws’ community vaguely northwest of Manhattan that is made up of transplants from Lakewood and Brooklyn love to refer to that community by the term. I hear it every time I visit.
@Neville – You mean how the Charedi world uses it. Mizrachi in the world I live in (regular Israel outside Anglo enclaves) refers to something pretty specific: Sephardic culture – music, food, poetry, literature, etc., but also directly in reference to Moroccan Jews. FWIW, I’ve also never heard anyone religious Sephardic refer to themselves as Mizrachi. On the other hand, I have heard the Hebrew term “השתכנז” used to describe Sephardim who act like Ashkenazim.
@Lakewhut – The proper term for those communities is “Edot HaMizrach”, although “Sephardic” seems to be the adopted term in the modern era, at least in the Anglosphere. They still use the proper term in Israel. Joseph is trying to cover up his biases again.
Joseph, in his typical hateful and condescending fashion, is referring to “Mizrachi” as it refers to the Kippah Sruga wearing community, not Sephardic Jewry or Sephardic/vaguely Middle Eastern culture.
Can’t miss an opportunity to hate on other Jews, can ya bro?