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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others Mods, how about splitting this into  a thread titled Buying Groups and a wiki?
May 10, 2018, 09:05:09 PM
Re: 2 dozen Roses and vase for $15.97 Two dozen roses from Shoprite $15.99 Gorgeous large roses still look amazing five days later. Stick with what works. Not every front page deal is a deal, even if it’s dirt cheap....
May 22, 2018, 02:47:05 PM
Re: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica! FOMO support group
Considering that the link for the Amazon and Wal-Mart board says it is number 26 and the main page only shows 20 that shouldn't be a major surprise.

Waits for everyone to try to manually adjust the URL. :)

December 11, 2018, 10:22:49 AM
Re: Over The Top Purim Parties Here is what is flawed with these letters and discussions that come up every so often:
There are always going to be people doing over the top things with their money. I think most of us want one thing; we want our kids growing up valuing what the Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva do more than the decadent lifestyle of those living it up. The only way to do that is to stop hyperfocusing on the wealthy. I get nauseous when I hear people talking and every 3rd sentence has the word “gvir”. Even if it’s bashing them your kids will grow up knowing that you pay a lot more attention to “the gvirim” than to Rabbonim. Negative attention is also attention. You can be learning and even be mechaber seforim, but if your kids get the sense that you are not perfectly happy with your lifestyle and instead are focused on “the gevir” nothing you say to them will change that perception.  You are modeling for them with your behavior, and actions always speak louder than words.

If you want your kids growing up being machshiv torah and learning as a priority in life, talk about it constantly. Ignore the wealthy and their lifestyles. Your kids will learn to do the same. If you want to broaden their hasagos beyond learning talk about the neighbor who gives hours of his time to deliver for tomchei shabbos. The guy who volunteers to put away the seforim in shul.  The gemach down the block. The countless other baalei chessed that your kids can emulate without writing a six figure check. And you will be modeling for your kids what excites you. What you are machshiv. And most importantly, if you can show your kids that you are truly happy with the lifestyle you have you’re kids will want the same.

March 26, 2019, 10:59:53 AM
Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
What are the odds? lol

Aygart has shimush from some of those Rabbonim whom shkop wants to enact a ban and has seen a thing or two about how they do or don’t operate....

There are sugyos that actually deal with the Rabbonim banning certain practices and when the Rabbonim will not push a ban despite their dissaproval. There is a vast body of teshuvos that relate to this subject. And there is the fifth shulchan aruch that can only be acquired through substantial shimush chachamim. To suggest that the Rabbanim can simply ban anything that doesn’t meet their approval and be effective is to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the dynamic of how the Rabbanim operate...

March 26, 2019, 12:31:42 PM
Re: Over The Top Purim Parties This is evolving into one of the most pointless threads I’ve seen in a while- even for JS
March 26, 2019, 05:51:57 PM
Re: Dimeththyltryptamine (DMT) & Halacha Do you really want to experience what for some is a life changing event and not necessarily in a positive sense?

“Many users describe profound, life-changing experiences such as visiting other worlds, talking with alien entities known as "DMT elves" or "machine elves," and total shifts in the perception of identity and reality.”

“Rabbi” Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was originally highly regarded by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Partially as a result of his experience with LSD he went completely off the deep end. He was the originator of the rainbow tallit and he preached that if you enjoy gardening on shabbos it’s a mitzvah. He ended up running off with a Goya and was accused of some sordid stuff in the guise of his new religion.

In his own words:

“The most serious challenges to Judaism posed by modern thought and experience are to me game theory and psychedelic experience. Once I realize the game structure of my commitments, once I see how all my theologizing is just an elaborate death struggle between my soul and the God within her, or when I can undergo the deepest cosmic experience via some minuscule quantity of organic alkaloids or LSD, then the whole validity of my ontological assertions is in doubt. But game theory works the other way too. God too is playing a game of hide-and-seek with himself and me. The psychedelic experience can be not only a challenge, but also a support of my faith. After seeing what really happens at the point where all is one and where God-immanent surprises God-transcendent and they merge in cosmic laughter, I can also see Judaism in a new and amazing light.”

Reflecting on his first acid trip many years later, Schachter said:

“I realized that all forms of religion are masks that the divine wears to communicate with us. Behind all religions there’s a reality, and this reality wears whatever clothes it needs to speak to a particular people.”

The hallucinogenic experiences are not innocuous. They can permanently alter one’s perception of reality.

April 03, 2019, 03:25:46 PM
Re: Vaccine Discussion Master Thread
now all the ones who don't give shots should know that because of them a nice few heimishe fathers wont be able to see there wife's and children before yom tov or on chol hamoed, this is 2 times when a lot of family and friends go visit there loved ones who sit in jail!!

That’s the least of the problems. You have hundreds of non Jewish prisoners who can’t receive visits “because of the Jews “. Talk about איבה

April 05, 2019, 04:33:45 PM
Re: Jokes Master Thread
My three favorite things are eating my family and not using commas

April 08, 2019, 10:14:48 AM
Re: Why do so many people still support the Mir? What’s your goal. To pressure the powers that be to go back to the old ways? It’s their yeshiva now. Get used to it. All yeshivas undergo change. The Chaim Berlin I went to wasn’t Rav Hutners. Rav Shneurs BMG was very different than Rav Aharons. And the Mir has had very different leadership and mashgichim over the last 200 years. That’s the way it goes. 40 years from now I guarantee it will not look anything like today.

You could start this thread for many other organizations and mosdos. Time for you to move on and accept the Mir for what it is m, not for what it was 20 years ago.

April 08, 2019, 09:54:52 PM