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Politics / Re: Geopolitics and Wars of Israel
« on: May 11, 2021, 07:35:13 PM »
with @PlatinumGuy 's permision id like to clarify my take on this conversation.

there is (almost) no one among mainstream chareidi judaism who is of the opinion that there is no mitzvah of yishuv eretz yisroel today.

there is no one who in his right mind can argue that the general opinions and actions of the non religious zionists of 100 years ago werent pure blasphemy.

facts on the ground were, that jews were being slaughtered in europe and most had nowhere to go.

those who felt the right/smart thing to do was to go LIVE in ERETZ yisroel, included the likes of the chazon ish, brisker ruv, and rav shach.

although they moved here and lived out their lives here, the above mentioned giants, were vehemently and ideologically opposed to MEDINAT YISRAEL.

they were opposed to the STATE for religious reasons and convictions, and indeed no one can argue that much irreversible damage to judaism has been done by the the STATE and its cronies, as foreseen by these holy men. chacham adif minavi. they foresaw the terrible damage it had wreaked and still wreaks on judaism, and therefore regarded it as a calamity.

that being said, all 3 of the above mentioned were in constant touch with the leaders and MP's of the state, and gave them plenty of their wise advice in handling many different situations, including military advice.

jews must constantly be wary to survive religiously. we must constantly be wary to survive physically as well. (even PG spends much of his time in between ideological arguments with safety precautions)

for many years, there was an opinion amongst many torah leaders, including harav shach, that if we appease the arabs/ give them territory/ be careful not to anger the world etc etc, we would be safer off. this was NOT chalila a matter of liberalism, human rights deviations, or meek hearted post modern pluralism. these gedolim couldnt have been further from such ideas. it was pure survival tactics.

when rav shach and the steipler realized that we and the world had come to a situation, where the religious dangers posed to us by the left, which was becoming more and more liberal by the day, were more dangerous to our religious survival, than the physical threat posed to us by the arabs, which were becoming less and less by the day, he immediately changed tactics, and "switched sides" to join forces with the right. in reality he never had been on any side. he had always only been occupied with worrying for the religious and physical survival of the jewish ppl. regardless of any state.

till today the mainstream chareidim have never rejoined forces with the left. everything they stand for is so in contrast with judaism, it just wouldnt work. their post modern globalist non sensible views, are so wacked out, that anyone who cares for either the religious or physical survival of the jewish ppl, shares no common ground with them.

we see clearly today, that bending to the arabs and/or the world just doesnt work in todays planet earth. every centimeter that we give them produces another centimeter of jewish blood spilled. every time we bow our heads to them gives them more confidence to continue terrorizing us.

we, the ppl of the book, who abhor the sword, have no choice but to wield the sword in order not to get felled by the sword. much of this is due to the horrible religious destruction wreaked upon us by the state and the liberals who have filled our holy land with sinfull actions and ideas.

that does not mean chalila that our youth should be trained to use the sword. because for every hour they spend in the beis medrash, they are filling our land with torah and holiness, which is much more effective in saving us physically than all the swords in the world. they are our true saviors. much more than all those sword wielding sinners who are busy fighting off the dangers they themselves are bringing upon us.

to answer arab aggression with "appeasement" and all the other new world types of weak ideas, is only digging us further into the mud, by further entrenching ourselves in the anti torah liberal ideologies, which is actually what gives our enemies the power to keep on abusing us.

the only effective way to deal with the situation we have found ourselves thrown into, is to on one hand improve our torah and religious studies and convictions, which is the greatest force to weaken our oppressors, and on the other hand to demand from those whose actions and ideas are allowing the oppressors to rise, that they respond as close as possible to the torah's way of dealing with our enemies.

if we allow them to further their anti torah liberal views, we are losing on both ends. we are steeping our holy land further into their filth religious wise, and by default endangering even more our chances of physical survival.

Where is the minus -10,000 button? :P

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General Discussion / Re: Tragedy in Miron: Donate to Victims
« on: May 09, 2021, 07:44:10 PM »
I would rather give to this unverified than to Vaad Harabanim verified. SIA.

This is one of the saddest comments to emerge from this tragedy. To suspect a righteous organization of skimming a victim, have you no shame?

Besides, for those looking for סעיף 46 this is the way to donate.

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Up In The Air / Re: United Mileage Plus
« on: May 03, 2021, 11:34:41 AM »
Can someone explain this?

Every airline prices out in the same range, but UA is $400ish more. And it's not just for these dates, its for the whole schedule, what is going on?

Anyone have any insight?

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General Discussion / Re: How did the Meron tragedy unfold?
« on: May 02, 2021, 05:58:11 PM »
He also wishes Zohar was restricted to 40+

Should we suggest limiting Meron to those who study פנימיות התורה?

I don't "wish". I'm trying to come up with a solution that does not leave anyone feeling discriminated against. Because let's face it - the crowd is too big and there has to be a method to cut it down dramatically.

You can't make a yahrzeit over a week, it's not a festival, it's a day on the calendar.

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General Discussion / Re: How did the Meron tragedy unfold?
« on: May 02, 2021, 05:53:32 PM »
This doesn’t make much sense. And how will anything be enforced ? We’re going to turn the place into a war zone ?

There are only 3 roads that lead to Meron, all of which are anyways closed off by police. The checkpoints should look at one thing only: Photo ID that you're over 40. Otherwise you get turned around/removed from the bus. Wait till you're 40, you'll get your turn.

Under 40's are more likely to push & shove etc. and just like that you cut 75% of the crowd.

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General Discussion / Re: How did the Meron tragedy unfold?
« on: May 02, 2021, 05:45:48 PM »
Just like in many circles, Zohar is only for 40+, the Lag Baomer at R Shimon should be for 40+ only, and exceptions for Chalaka children and their parents. Very easy to enforce, and it's not it any way discriminatory.

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General Discussion / Re: How did the Meron tragedy unfold?
« on: May 02, 2021, 12:00:40 PM »
That is going to make trying to correct this situation (crowd control) all the more difficult.
Here is the US it would be the venue and organizer. They are the ones held responsible for the past tragedies.

The "venue" is a centuries old building that is owned by "charity trusts". These are the successors of trusts that were set up in the 19th century through which charity monies flowed from the Diaspora (then mainly Eastern Europe) to the "Yishuv" (Settlement) of the faithful in the Holy Land. The Ottomans up to 1917 and the British up to 1948 allowed these trusts to do as they want, and the modern state has been in limbo since 1956. It's a long long story but at the end of day, there is no-one in charge and no straightforward owner.

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General Discussion / Re: Which Overcrowded Spaces Need To Be Fixed?
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:37:21 AM »
The Hakafos in Rodney St in the late 90's & early 00's (before the spilt) were more crowded than Meron IMO (I was in Meron 5 times in the past 8 years)

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Up In The Air / Re: United Mileage Plus
« on: May 02, 2021, 11:32:11 AM »
Can someone explain this?

Every airline prices out in the same range, but UA is $400ish more. And it's not just for these dates, its for the whole schedule, what is going on?

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General Discussion / Re: Tragedy In Meron!
« on: May 02, 2021, 12:44:48 AM »
This touched everyone. I personally lost 5 acquaintances.

1) Yozhef from KJ. A third cousin of mine, his father was my Mohel.
2) Steinmetz from Montreal. Close family friend, my grandma was his parents Shadchen. His grandparents from Antwerp is where I stay when I'm in town.
3) Bergman from Manchester. My brothers roommate in Gateshead Yeshiva.
4) Gestetner from Montreal. Family friend, ate with him a few years the Purim Seuda's late 2000's.
5) Rubin from BS. He learned in my grandfathers Kollel in Jlem. Was such a nice guy.

There is no greater meaning of Korbanos Tzibur. These 45 run the gamut of all of Klal Yisroel, every single stripe. Oy what a message we need to take from this, we need to live as one, not just ... as one.

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General Discussion / Re: Tragedy In Meron!
« on: April 30, 2021, 12:26:03 AM »
Per Zaka spokesman on CH12 right now, no families of deceased have been notified yet, since the police want to finalize all of the identification first.

(I have no idea how that makes sense)

They better hurry. 12 hours till sundown, need to get Levaya's done.

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Form wiki is missing Life Insurance, Yom Tov & clothing costs (Pesach, Tishrei, Chanuka, Purim), Simcha's (any type), Work Bonuses, Tax Refund (or payment).

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: London Master Thread
« on: April 26, 2021, 02:48:45 PM »
Can a British Citizen bring his wife and children to the UK now from the USA?

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Does an "עולה בכח" "Temporary Resident" A/1/א need a permit to get into Israel? Or can they fly like a citizen?

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Or ichud hatzalah does it for 250.

@Danlover111 do you mind sharing details on this Ichud Hatzalah thing, where and how to book?

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