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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Aghh! from mil
April 27, 2017, 08:53:57 PM
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Re: Rental market implosion in Lakewood- implications
At best the mortgage payment would be a wash even after factoring in equity, more likely a losing proposition vs renting. As far as the fear of being squeezed down the road by rising rent prices, rent prices are almost certain to rise but that would only factor in to your rent vs buy calculation if you think house prices will be rising as well. If you think the market is softening (which in all likelihood it is) then it makes sense to take advantage of the low rent prices now, and then buy when rent prices start to go up....
+1

From an economic perspective, the average Lakewood family living on a budget should definitely be renting at this time.

Iv run the numbers, it makes zero economic sense to purchase new construction now...

May 02, 2017, 12:38:40 PM
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Re: Budget to penalize large families! I warned about this in the poison thread throughout the election cycle... Trump is the worst thing that happened to the frum community.

It didn't stop the Lakewood and chasidish crowd from stupidly cheering on Trump as the Titanic was sinking.

But don't expect to hear a word of sanity from the yated and our other publications...

And it's going to cost the frum taxpaying community much more in eidim support and tzdakah. So don't even try convincing me that frum business owners are better off.. this affects the entire community terribly.
 

May 24, 2017, 08:10:34 PM
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Re: Budget to penalize large families!

The more income you make, gradually your benefits get cut. There is no HUGE leap. By the time you get close to the income limits, you are hardly making any money on benefits.

There factually is no huge leap!

There used to be a huge health insurance leap (even though that was also somewhat gradual, first the father {and mother when not pregnant} lost it, then the mother and children lost it) but now with Obamacare, health insurance is also gradual. (Maybe not enough, but we're discussing FS here)

And EIC is capped at 3 children either way.


There is an argument to be made that programs make people not work. But it has nothing to do with family size.

There is nothing gradual about loosing health insurance. You go suddenly from virtually free health, to paying 15k a year in premiums w high deductable. I know many who hesitate to ask for a raise/look for a new job when at the threshold.

May 26, 2017, 12:39:26 AM
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Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners Actually, these definitions are discussed extensively by the poskim. There are quite a few categories of Jews - a mumar lehachis, a mumar leteavon, a mumar ledovor echod, a mechalel shabbos bepharhesia, a choiteh that we assume repented a tinok shenishba etc

These catagories of frumness have halachic implications in many areas.

June 14, 2017, 10:09:25 AM
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Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners
Is it just me that finds it weird for an article on ou.org to discuss a movie in detail including a character's "breasts and buttocks", especially when it has nothing to do with the point of the article?
Not weird at all.   - This is the OU.. the highest level of kashrus possible.

June 15, 2017, 07:33:39 PM
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Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners
http://www.vosizneias.com/272411/2017/06/16/washington-jared-and-ivanka-do-their-own-thing-as-observant-jews/
Confirmed. Modern orthodox is conservative.

June 16, 2017, 12:07:49 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
Still on hold with sears.
(The 70, is hours not min.)
Keep holding. Someone will be right with you.

June 19, 2017, 03:19:32 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread My research shows that Americans hate Jews just as much as the poles and Germans.

Read through the internet comments posted annonmously throughout the internet, by Americans, on any content related to Jews....

June 27, 2017, 08:13:33 PM
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Re: FBI Raids Orthodox Homes and Businesses in Monsey and KJ
http://www.app.com/story/news/investigations/watchdog/2017/06/28/lakewood-welfare-fraud-arrests-continue/434666001/
A payroll company....

#worried

June 28, 2017, 08:21:30 AM
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Re: Can't fall asleep
Didn't everyone?
No,this side of the world it was a regular work day. 9-7

July 11, 2017, 10:06:18 PM
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Re: Silent Killer
You are using a false absolute. Do you feel that self control is not a factor at all in the vast majority of addictions? If so how can a 12 step plan possibly help at all?
Is self control a component in the cure for schizophrenia? If yes then is schizophrenia just a lack of self control, or a Bonafide mental illness?

July 20, 2017, 03:12:05 PM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch Is this really happening again?
July 25, 2017, 10:30:11 AM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch

I wouldn't go so far as to say they were directly led astray, .

As a non chabadsker, you should please properly study the Torah, the directives, and the actions of the leadership. - I doubt you have properly done this. - an unbiased person would objectively see the truth. - there are hundreds of strange and suspect sayings, actions that directly caused the confusion.etc etc. Etc.

I would guess that your familiarity of chabad world view is limited to what you heard from the opposition.

July 27, 2017, 09:01:48 AM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch The whole concept of "nosi hador" is an invention. It makes no sense and is misleading. Wholly unesessary term.
July 27, 2017, 11:55:34 PM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
And the other viznitz don't believe their Rebbe is the manhig/nosi hador?
Noone but chabbad use term nosi hador.

Words matter. This term was coined to induce some kind of dynastic royalty attributed to the last couple of leaders.

No chassidim use this anywhere near in an extreme way as chabbad.

July 28, 2017, 12:01:13 AM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
How many Lubavichers do you know that won't ever say the Rebbe is mashiach in public but will tell you behind closed doors after a few shots? Thousands probably?

No reason the same can't apply elsewhere.
This!

That's why I don't buy the Dan's whole "fringe luny aurgument".
The problem is deep and systemic. They just won't necessarily all say it all...

July 28, 2017, 12:03:22 AM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
I assume you or some of your friends want to commit suicide if they would know they get into gan eiden. Whether you say it openly or not. Just know that... And understand what your statements say about yourself, that is what I have tried to show you in my past replies, that have gone unanswered.

Good night y'all. Hope there isn't too much to read up on tomorrow.
Just to give you a better night..

Actually, since tov lo lodom shelo nivra yoser mishenivra, it is actually very logical to want to die asap as long as gan Eden is guaranteed!


July 28, 2017, 12:14:41 AM
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Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread Is Spicer coming back??

This is just pathetic. I thought Trump at minimum was supposed to have good management skills... Not even that.

What would happen if something serious came up in this country? How can it possibly managed by this team of Psychopaths?

July 31, 2017, 05:52:53 PM
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Re: Silent Killer http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2017/07/a-tisha-bav-message-from-zvi-gluck.html
August 01, 2017, 12:33:40 PM
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Re: Silent Killer https://youtu.be/eYyDIGEcxpU
August 01, 2017, 06:40:17 PM
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Re: Silent Killer
B.H. not an issue in my household. If there was ever any type of חשש דחשש of anything of the sort, it wouldn't be kept at home for a second.
Mho, don't keep it at home. Period.
Treat it like lethal poisen.

August 05, 2017, 09:46:09 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
Wow!!! Recent?
Wonderful, but the kid prepped for the Chanukah question.

August 07, 2017, 08:59:47 AM
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
I mean the place
I know lol...

Yeah, its fine. if you like a zoo where you dont have to walk miles etc its fine. but its not a beautiful zoo in anyway... - BTW, the animals are officially nebachs.. so dont be surprised if some look nebach also sometimes.

(At my stage though, who cares if adults like it. if kids are happy so are we...)

August 11, 2017, 12:13:23 PM
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Re: Should Dan hide?
If I order online & they choose to honor it what did I do illegally ? Somebody goes through those orders. I didn't take stuff without their knowledge
Actually no, people don't "go through" orders. They come flooding into some ship feed somewhere and some warehouse umpaloompa packs and ships it out.

August 16, 2017, 11:37:21 AM
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21? I actually fell asleep this afternoon. I think the eclipse messed w my internal sched or something.... Amazing

(Also kids kept me up last night)

August 21, 2017, 08:04:45 PM
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Re: Lakewood Luxury Lifestyles
Forget about 6 kids, 120k is not making ends meet with 2 kids.
Depends on the life$tyle..

September 04, 2017, 10:07:31 PM
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Re: Hurricane Irma
The Lubavitcher Rebbe never reasoned WHY the Holocaust happened. Further, these concepts are often foreign to judaism, Avraham tried to save sedom and amorah, evil cities, purely of the merit of 10 righteous.

The gemara (or Rambam?) says an ir hanidachas is spared if there is 1 house with a mezuzah in it.

Truly yes there have been times where entire communities were destroyed for the sins of a few but its foolish to assign reasons why things do or do not happen
Foreign??! Achzorius!

מצות עשה מן התורה לזעוק ולהריע בחצוצרות על כל צרה שתבא על הצבור. שנאמר על הצר הצורר אתכם והרעותם בחצוצרות. כלומר כל דבר שייצר לכם כגון בצורת ודבר וארבה וכיוצא בהן זעקו עליהן והריעו.

הלכה בעריכה

ודבר זה מדרכי התשובה הוא. שבזמן שתבוא צרה ויזעקו עליה ויריעו ידעו הכל שבגלל מעשיהם הרעים הורע להן ככתוב עונותיכם הטו וגו'. וזה הוא שיגרום להסיר הצרה מעליהם.

הלכה געריכה

אבל אם לא יזעקו ולא יריעו אלא יאמרו דבר זה ממנהג העולם אירע לנו וצרה זו נקרה נקרית. הרי זו דרך אכזריות וגורמת להם להדבק במעשיהם הרעים. ותוסיף הצרה צרות אחרות. הוא שכתוב בתורה והלכתם עמי בקרי והלכתי גם אני עמכם בחמת קרי. כלומר כשאביא עליכם צרה כדי שתשובו אם תאמרו שהיא קרי אוסיף לכם חמת אותו קרי.

הלכה ד

September 10, 2017, 12:38:17 PM
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Re: Any kohanim want to split some silver coins?
Any number or idea of his name? 
 Anyone know the spot price for a 1oz silver $ coin? What's the going rate?
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September 17, 2017, 07:55:19 PM
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Re: iPhone 8/iPhone X
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It's no joke anymore, apple is clearly only  playing catch-up... They are no longer even considered to be innovative. Their product quality better hold up cuz that's all they have left..

September 17, 2017, 11:10:31 PM
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Re: Rosh Hashana davening... {Is this the right thread? }

Just watched a bunch of uman rosh hashana clips.... No words really.

But we really need moshiach now!

September 24, 2017, 10:47:49 PM
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
Can we get a picture of what you did?
Sure.. it's pretty basic

October 08, 2017, 03:05:03 PM
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
People who refuse to spend $2 on fresh nice aravos for their$$$$$ minim
$4

October 09, 2017, 11:35:14 AM
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas.
This guy is not a terrorist. He had a complete mental breakdown. There's no ideology behind this. He shot people strictly for sport. It was the ultimate high stakes game for him.
Also, a very well planned breakdown. Not a snap situation.

October 09, 2017, 04:59:02 PM
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas. By the time the gov gets their story straight, we're going to have another jfk murder drama that will never really end.
October 09, 2017, 10:25:30 PM
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Re: What's The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread? Shnayim mikra app with auto scrolling!


October 20, 2017, 04:13:00 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
What are religion people?
They are typos.

October 24, 2017, 12:52:45 AM
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Re: Law School
+100
While I'm sure all of us have frustration in our occupations, if you don't love what you do it's time to find a new occupation...
Love is a strong word...

October 26, 2017, 12:03:41 AM
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Re: Law School
Not quite sure what the difference between a frum man and a frum woman is. Both are frum, both keep Shabbos/YT. Why is it "normal" if a frum guy works in big law but not normal/doable for a frum woman? It's almost like Jews are stuck in the 1800s while the rest of the world has moved on.
Oh, it's because frum women help their husbands fullfil the obligation to bear children.

After that female mothers are the needed to nurture the young children.

Is this news to you?

October 26, 2017, 07:29:35 AM
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Re: Law School

So you're telling me that non-Jewish women either don't have kids, or they have kids but they don't nurture their children? Wow, that's really interesting.

Or, maybe, it's because many if not most "frumer" girls schools put these ideas in their students' heads that Jewish women should only get a degree in making chulent and kugel and if a girl would actually say that she wants to be a lawyer or a doctor when she grows up, she'd get looked at like she's from outer space. There's a reason why once you shift over to more modern schools, you have plenty of girls going to college / grad schools.

Correct. Non Jewish professional women almost never have kids before 30 (or 35+ if they are very career oriented). And even then they only have a couple max..

Jewish girls are educated to observe the Torah which commands a man to have at least two kids ASAP.
This has nothing to do with chulent. It's just reality. An apple is just an apple.

October 26, 2017, 09:25:29 AM
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Re: Law School

-1 on the first statement. Plenty of non Jewish professional women who have kids before 30. I know people like this that I work with, that I went to school with, etc. You don't strike me as a guy who has any non-Jewish friends. So your statement is based on a sample size of what? 2 people? Maybe 3 if you're one of the more open minded people in Lakewood. 

As to the second statement - *facepalm*. You do realize that there are plenty of respectable Ravs who give heterim to not have kids right away, right? Reasons include financial, career, etc. Not everyone holds that you'll burn in hell if you don't try to set a record for the amount of kids you can possibly have between the age of 19 of 35.

A) correct that I have no non Jewish friends, but have worked with hundreds of non Jewish coworkers. Don't recall any that had kids before 30 but it's definitely possible. (- besides for one very very religious Muslim, who's husband from Islamabad insisted on it... Long story).

(I did have male co-workers though that had wives around 30 w kids... Those women didn't have much of a carreer.)

B) I did hear Rav shechters take on this recently on the headlines podcast... Don't  wanna get into this here... But it's not at all simple to snap your fingers and get blanket heter...

October 26, 2017, 09:48:21 AM
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Re: Law School
Being a doctor is not remotely a demanding job, except a few specialties like ob
I know one neurologist in a big hospital in NYC. Extremely demanding schedule...

October 26, 2017, 09:51:18 AM
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Re: Selling on Amazon Master Thread
Is there some kind of group/marketplace where one can buy/sell inventory?
Yes, there is a telegram chat on the astg group

October 26, 2017, 08:32:23 PM
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Re: Things You Do Just Once...
I hope you are not checking everyone's accounting
Um yes actually.. for a while when I was heavily involved in audit, I found myself mentally underlining errors and discrepancies all over the place...

November 11, 2017, 06:30:08 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Irony
December 02, 2017, 10:59:22 PM
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Re: Prison
It isnt random at all. It is rigged. I love how desktop day traders using platforms like TD or ETrade think they can outsmart Goldman Sachs algorithms that are designed to analyze millioms of datapoints and execute trades when they detect minute anomalies. You cant beat them.
+1000

December 03, 2017, 12:02:28 PM
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Re: Prison
Wow we have sure gotten a bit to comfortable in our current American Galus
Israel is also a golus

December 03, 2017, 11:41:10 PM
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Re: Prison
As this point of the story line, you literally living the worst there is. What is the mindset as far a g-d is concerned? I would imagine itís a hard time to be faithful.
To the contrary. People tend to turn to gd in foxholes. It's when the going is good that he is forgotten.

December 05, 2017, 09:35:01 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Lol
December 05, 2017, 09:35:51 PM
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Re: What do you define yourself as?
Chardal or the ones that are like MO?
Both.
Plus yeshivish can be mechabel or soneh etc

December 10, 2017, 01:56:20 PM
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