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Just Shmooze / Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« on: March 30, 2019, 11:50:00 PM »
Number of likes vs posts 😀

i got a ton in my bathroom by my garage with wings. are they termites or ants...

Just Shmooze / Re: Over The Top Purim Parties
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:23:40 AM »
Good lord.

As I said before, the letter conflates multiple issues. Therefore it's not effective.

Good night sir.

After reading this thread I have to say the letter writer missed the main issue: social media. Before the days of WhatsApp and online forums, only yentas and those with their noses in everyone else’s business would know or care what someone else in a different social circle spent on his purim party. Today it’s everyone else’s business to discuss, analyze , and write letters to complain about. I wish it were still the 1990’s so I would have my 20 wasted minutes back.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Pesach Hotel Experiences
« on: March 25, 2019, 10:00:14 PM »
Seems like this happens every year.....

Just Shmooze / Re: Random Posts
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:48:26 PM »
DDFer @eyj  has a ridiculously good post/like ratio !! :o 8) :)


Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:03:50 AM »
I find it belittling and inappropriate to apply Halacha to a si-fi scenario which could never be (not to mention we are talking about one of the most complicated halachic concepts which have such in-depth nuances that change the halacha). It goes without saying, and against every instinct of every normal person, that if you hypothetically meet a "hitler" yimach shmo v'zichro you kill him. Altering the future is not part of that discussion because the future hasnt happened by definition.

Look at many בעי ר׳ ירמיה throughout shas. Many are impossible scenarios but if they bring out a facet in halacha they are certainly not belittling.

If I am contemplating going back to the past the present and the millions of people living within it are very real as I make my decision to go or not to go back...

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:24:57 AM »
Everything is Hashgacha pratis (divine providence) even the most horrific pasts of our ancestors.

Of course it is, and Hashem for reasons known only to Him guided the course of events so that those who perished in the holocaust did, and as a result those who were born and are here today exist, but if you could go back in time that would mean Hashem is giving you the ability to prevent the Holocaust which would also be considered within His hashgacha pratis. So then the question becomes are you דוחה נפש מפני נפש which is generally not allowed,  or is this situation different since the lives of the millions of people alive today are directly an outgrowth of the deaths of the victims of the holocaust? Assuming you are therefore halachicly  free to choose either, which would you choose?

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:48:12 AM »
I've seen this before. I was never able to understand it and how it answers the question.

It doesn’t answer the question because it is not meant to. To the contrary, it is  meant to explain why the easy answer of comparing it to watching a video of something etc. doesn’t really work when it comes to the ידיעה of Hashem. Therefore we must go back to the limitations of human understanding....

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 07:05:12 AM »
You become a new person in this timeline in which you can use your knowledge of the predicted outcome to make a solid choice. There can be another person that has the same dna as you in this timeline. And yes you won't be able to change any forfeited timelines but who cares.

Just to clarify. From your previous comment it seems like you're going with that there are an infinite amount of timelines, one for each point in time.

Maybe there's only one timeline as of now and if you travel back you'll create a second timeline. And maybe that timeline only exists from the point of creation if you go any further back you'll go back into the timeline you exited from and start a new timeline from whichever point of time you land on.

Why would timelines only be created for you going back in time unless you are writing a cute fiction plot in which case anything goes? Logically-if this conversation can be called something akin to logical- if the possibility of parallel timelines exist they should be constantly created. It is unreasonable to suggest that they only exist when you go back in time...

IDK if links are allowed, but DOC and other sites have multiple reports that the price you see at check out for S&S orders is not necessarily the price you’ll end up paying, EVEN ON YOUR FIRST SHIPMENT.

Obviously  after the first shipment the price on  S&S orders are subject to change, but there are multiple reports that apparently Amazon will often adjust the delivery date, even when no adjustment was requested from you, and that results in the order being cancelled and reordered in Amazon’s system. The system treats it like any subsequent S&S order, and charges whatever the current going price is. That’s not necessarily the price you initially agreed to, and the order will not honor coupons either, since they were attached to the order that Amazon has now cancelled.

No email is sent out from Amazon with information about the cancel/reorder, it’s a behind-the-scenes adjustment. You receive the item, and unless you carefully check your order cancellations, where it does show  the original order as cancelled , you will never know that you paid a different price than what you thought you were paying when you placed the order. Not to mention that affiliates who should be getting a commission lose out since the original order was cancelled.

If this is a repost please feel free to remove. Just thought this deserved its own thread.

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:02:51 AM »
To build your perfect life.

If you are changing the other timeline you are creating the perfect life for your alter self, not for you. You are in this timeline and are unchanged by what has ranspired in the alternate timeline.

If that alter self is considered you as well, you are only building the perfect life in one timeline. That is almost irrelevant in the context of millions of timelines you will never be able to fix- the time you almost crashed and suffered a disfiguring injury becomes a timeline where that did indeed happen etc.

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:40:20 AM »
If you look at life like a comic strip, or any book for that matter, it may help. You can read the book in any order, flip to the end, do as you wish, but it will have no bearing on the actual story. Being able to see the future doesn't mean you have the power to change it. G-d may very well have that power, but we are told he doesn't exercise it, as we have free will.

It’s much more complex than that. As the Rambam says, and the Tanya and others discuss  הוא המדע והוא היודע והוא הידוע
Hashem’s knowledge is itself the existence of all of creation; it is not separated in any way from Him. For anything to have an existence it must be his ידיעה that gives it its existence. He “knows” everything in existence simply by knowing Himself. He, and therefore his ידיעה transcend time. He created time but is not bound by time, therefore his ידיעה (“right now” from a human perspective) encompasses all points in time from the beginning of time until it’s very end, giving everything across all time it’s existence. To say that he doesn’t know at one point in time what is transpiring in another point in time is to to not understand His relationship to time. Since He necessarily “knows” what is taking place across all time, since that is what gives existence to all of creation across all time,  that knowledge creates the reality, seemingly leaving no room for any other possibilities. That is the problem.

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:21:49 AM »
Unless when you go back you go into a different timeline that's independent of this one.

If there are an infinite number of timelines representing all of the possible choices that were made in history, why bother going back to another timeline? You will simply be creating two new timelines- one where you chose to go back, and the other where you chose not to...

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:16:09 AM »
Rambam Raavad, and a host of Jewish philosophical works of the Rishonim

Just Shmooze / Re: Time Travel
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:19:48 PM »
Would you go back in time and kill Hitler as a child? It would save millions of lives of those who perished in the holocaust, but would simultaneously eliminate millions of people alive today whose parents would never have met, likely including you. Of course if you don’t exist you could never have travelled back in time to kill Hitler....

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