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Re: Silent Killer
August 01, 2017, 06:40:17 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Re: iPhone 8/iPhone X
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
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
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
Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
People who refuse to spend $2 on fresh nice aravos for their$$$$$ minim

October 09, 2017, 11:35:14 AM
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
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
Re: What's The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread? Shnayim mikra app with auto scrolling!

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

October 24, 2017, 12:52:45 AM
Re: Law School
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Irony
December 02, 2017, 10:59:22 PM
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.

December 03, 2017, 12:02:28 PM
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
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
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Lol
December 05, 2017, 09:35:51 PM
Re: What do you define yourself as?
Chardal or the ones that are like MO?
Plus yeshivish can be mechabel or soneh etc

December 10, 2017, 01:56:20 PM
Re: Will your federal taxes be going up or down next year?
So does this one! 

I think this bill is awesome!

December 20, 2017, 08:53:04 AM
Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread

As for the term Chareidy Hechsher, that is such a meaningless term. What defines such. In recent years we've seen new Hechsherim pop up like mushrooms. They slap on the word Badatz or Mehadrin and oilam goilam buys into it. Some might be more competent than others, and some might not have the resources, knowledge, or even skills to operate in today's food production environment (restaurants being a totally different story).

A bona fide left wing modern orthodox organization is very well defined though.

December 29, 2017, 01:30:11 PM
Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread The funny thing is, that after all of these passionate comments, trying to "educate" me on how wonderful the OU is, I have learned absolutely nothing that I hadn't already heard for years.

To summarize, the OU is great but if you really care you should get to know individual products and mashgichim.. 
Thanks. This is exactly what EVERYONE always says about the OU. and it does nothing for me.

December 31, 2017, 06:17:08 PM
Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
Which is why you show utmost respect by calling a group of people using a non-endearing term they would never call themselves.
Please accept my sincerest apologies. I'm assuming ya'll prefer to be called lubavitures? I'm honestly clueless about all these deep sodos. I'm fine either way.

January 08, 2018, 01:36:33 PM
Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
How about Linden? Think there is a growing, young Modox community there. Near Elizabeth, so all amenities from there. Don't know if they have large homes, though. Mostly small homes, around $200k, though, with the crazy NJ property taxes.
A large chassidim community is moving in from BP.

January 10, 2018, 06:21:10 AM
Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
Excuse my ignorance (I'm originally from England), but what is "Chofetz Chaim"? A kehilla? Yeshiva? Is it affiliated with Rabbi Zaks in Monsey?
It's a yeshiva with a unique brand

January 10, 2018, 12:32:00 PM
Re: Selling on Amazon Master Thread
Suggestions for the best program to use to manage Amazon inventory for a store with hundreds of SKUs?
I think restock pro is good. But haven't really used anything else

January 10, 2018, 12:54:50 PM
Re: Do you Daven?
Please explain to me why it's an issue?

 If he told me he's done with this 'fake frumness' and wants us to move to a non-jewish community- I might even be ok with it.

If we define fake frumness as acting frum but not having any relationship with gd (ie not davening to him etc), then I hear what you are saying. Otherwise this needs work....

Better question, why does it bother YOU that he doesn't daven? Just cultural, or you are disturbed by the lack of commitment? Do you daven?

January 10, 2018, 06:11:05 PM
Re: Do you Daven? The big issue for me with all this is that the the primary source of yiras shomayim is only absorbed by children directly from their parents. It is not something that is taught academically for the most part.

So if the parents are very lacking, the kids are totally lost. They will probably end up orthoprax at best. Notwithstanding the millions invested in yeshiva tuition.

January 10, 2018, 11:07:21 PM
Re: Food/Recipe Thread
Never knew that, i assume it's probably brought in halacha that you have to cook within 3 days?
See end of article

January 11, 2018, 10:54:34 PM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
October, 1909: "Fire- Fire - I Want to Make the Fire." An Italian Boy on Salem Street in Boston on Saturday morning, offering to make fires for Jewish people.

Did he get a bowl of chulent in return?

January 15, 2018, 11:11:29 AM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
Say NO to drugs

January 15, 2018, 11:12:40 AM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising
Why are you assuming that I am assuming that people don't inquire about the Hashgocho?

I didn't c"v mean to say that they don't have a Hashgocho, but the purpose of advertising is to get people to buy. The fact that these ads work even without listing Hashgochos is what I am talking about.

The selling points of the program are the facility, the entertainment, the attractions, etc. The quality of the Kashrus isn't a selling point (well for Smillow it does seem to be, yet still without a name behind the Kashrus claims IN THE PRINT AD).
I agree. Our general community care very little about kashrus. This is just another proof. Ppl are satisfied with *any* rubber stamp etc. As long as it's ok with the neighbors.

January 28, 2018, 04:02:31 PM
Re: Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising

I find quantum physics amusing. All those scribbles and stuff that doesnít make any sense to me or any of my friends. I canít even see what in the world these people are droning on about quantum indeterminacy and such garbage that makes zero sense to me. I think everything just took a wrong turn after Newton and everyone just went off the deep end. So the whole thing is just ridiculous and irrelevant. Iím willing to debate any quantum physicist to prove the futility of his lifeís work.

Obviously coming from someone who had no more than casual contact with quantum physics such a statement is unqualified and reveals the sheer ignorance of the one making such a statement. If one would spend years speaking to top scientists in the field and going through thousands of volumes of published literature on the subject his opinions would carry some weight.

Likewise if one were to make a serious effort to learn the Mishnah gemorah medrash yerushalmi, Zohar, words of the rishonim, achronim, the hundreds of books of authentic Jewish philosophy, shaalos uteshuvos, writings of the later and contemporary achronim, spend time talking to the experts in the subject (the Gedolim and profound Jewish thinkers of the generation) then one can be taken seriously if he is dissmissive of the whole ideology and how the current body of Halacha and the leaders of Torah Jewry and their ideologyís developed. You, my friend, are passing summary judgement on the whole ideology with only the most basic, passing understanding of the tens of thousands of volumes of knowledge on the subject written by what are objectively acknowledged as some of the most brilliant men the world has ever seen. Please come back when you have acquired  some meaningful knowledge in said subject and you can then consider yourself qualified to debate the issues.

Like. (Can't formally do it on tapa)

February 01, 2018, 08:39:34 PM
Re: Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising
is that the best you can do? you usually formulate a pretty decent opinion
@Chevron is on a spiritual journey.. Im optimistic he'll come around.. so I'm going to stay out basically

February 02, 2018, 12:05:39 AM
Re: More concerned with the way others dress than hechsher?
i.e. one can drink beer with non jews or mevushal wine with non jews etc
-1 there is an issur to drink beer with non jew in a bar. So sorry.

February 04, 2018, 12:36:24 AM
Re: More concerned with the way others dress than hechsher?
not sure your point ? You are either dimwitted or deaf. I dont drink stam yaynam, I said it should be repealed. These moronic attacks are childish. You clearly have not learned nuanced discussion techniques.

I.E. the reason stam yaynam was implemented is not relevant nowadays
There are very clear processes and procedures in halacha regarding which types of gezeiros can be repealed and by whom.

Unfortunately for you, the gezeira of Stam yayin cannot be repealed under any circumstances. (Technically this is due to the halacha that a gezeira that was nispashet brov/kol yisrael, cannot be repealed even by a Beis din that could be godol brlechochma uvminyan.)

So you really need to spend more time studying with you chavrusa. -focus on the second perek of avoda Zara in shas bavli for now, then post back here without sounding ridiculous.

February 04, 2018, 12:49:29 AM
Re: More concerned with the way others dress than hechsher?
I guess many didnít get the memo.
Oh that's for sure

February 04, 2018, 07:34:51 AM
Re: More concerned with the way others dress than hechsher?
R haim solovetchik? Dude,this is a gezeira of chazal. It's not something that requires extensive googling.

It's all over shas.

You are confusing halochos of non Jews touching our wine, and their wine.
א''ר אסי א''ר יוחנן משום ר' יהודה בן בתירא שלשה יינות הן יין נסך אסור בהנאה ומטמא טומאה חמורה בכזית סתם יינם אסור בהנאה ומטמא טומאת משקין ברביעית המפקיד יינו אצל עובד כוכבים אסור בשתיה ומותר בהנאה 

February 04, 2018, 11:21:12 AM
Re: Excel Help and Problems

Something like in this in a Excel file, This sample is only four names per column put I am dealing with like 20 events of 20- 100 people each.


Jack MitchelYehuda HaimAviYakubov
Kathrine KatzLary YeudaChevyKatz
Ron MathewMitch PaulPaulLoe
Yehuda HaimPat KingMitchPaul
First make a unique list per event by copying and  removing dup's, then Countif(a2:a100,"jack") ?

February 11, 2018, 06:30:17 PM