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She never mentioned BDS.

You have to be unbelievably dishonest (or stupid) to pretend like this is about anything other than BDS. Especially since she said so.

“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”

Just Shmooze / Re: Maldives Chabad Raffle
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:40:21 PM »

Chabad of Northeast Portland is proud to offer an opprotunity for you to win a dream trip to what Dan calls “Heaven on Earth”


General Discussion / Re: EMT MASTER THREAD
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:59:24 PM »
Queens bills now
If I'm not mistaken, Catskills only bills for transport, not the medic

Just Shmooze / Re: Did your Shul say Tachanun today?
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:59:06 PM »
Chilul Lubavitch

How low of a people to switch the term Chilul Hashem for Chilul Lubavitch.
You switch Hashems Honor for Lubavitch ?? 
Of course Moshiach won’t come ! I am disgusted

Just Shmooze / Re: Did your Shul say Tachanun today?
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:49:05 PM »

Just Shmooze / Re: Jokes Master Thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:25:38 PM »

Back in the day when Jews were still poor, when a bochur in the dorm was going on a date, his chevra would offer to lend him new clothes in order to make a good first impression. Moshe was about to go on a date, and while he was getting ready, Dovid insisted that he wear his new tie. Moshe comes back from the date, and Dovid asks him how it went. "It was okay," Moshe responded, " I think we might go on a second date". "More importantly, " asked Dovid, " did she say anything about my tie?". "As a matter of fact, she did", said Moshe, " she said, I don't like that tie on you, nor did I like it on the last 3 of your friends that I dated."

The version I heard was that she returned a button that fell of of the suit when the last guy wore it.

Just Shmooze / Re: Did your Shul say Tachanun today?
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:15:00 PM »
That being said, today is definitely a Prime Kapota day, though some aren't as stringent.

The only day that is מותר בעשיית מלאכה and is a kapota day is יט  (כ) כסלו.


ETA:Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, said Mr. Trump’s use of Israel in his comments hurts the Jewish community.
“He doesn’t speak for any of us,” Mr. Greenblatt wrote in a Twitter post on Monday. “We call on ALL leaders across the political spectrum to condemn these racist, xenophobic tweets & using Jews as a shield.”

Without getting into this discussion, adding this made your point weaker, not stronger. Greenblatt had turned the ADL into an arm of the Democratic party that spends more time attacking Jewish journalists than calling out anti-Semitism.

General Discussion / Re: EMT MASTER THREAD
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:27:26 AM »
they go mutual to the system unfortunately quite often (depending on the neighborhood) in Rockland county (Monsey) they never "roll" BLS jobs (EMTs) but request medics from 911 at least once a day. Other neighborhoods I'm not as familiar with, but for example Flatbush the last while has been calling 911 quite often.

I responded to one call (as local EMS) where hatzolah was actually first on scene and iirc did transport (there were several patients).

Just Shmooze / Re: BM Magazine Articles
« on: July 14, 2019, 07:57:47 AM »

Another version of this story;

On another occasion he addressed G‑d: “Master of the Universe, You have placed all the earthly temptations before our eyes, while the spiritual benefits and rewards for following Your will are relegated to the books we study. That is quite unfair! Reverse the situation. Serenade our senses with an appreciation for spirituality, and consign all material benefits and pleasures to the library shelves. See, then, how few people will sin!”

« on: July 12, 2019, 04:46:39 PM »
The court rejected who has the authority to make the change, not the concept of the change.

The state claimed that these rules were not a change, but a clarification of the existing standard (which is "substantially equivalent"). The court ruled that this is a change and therefore had to go through the regulatory process, but did not address the question of whether the rules themselves are legal.

General Discussion / Re: EMT MASTER THREAD
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:32:42 PM »
If Hatzalah thinks that 9-1-1 can respond faster to a given call (esp. ones that sound more serious), they should send it over. Is that there formal policy?

My father once needed them in midtown and they told him to call 9-1-1. Is this normal in those cases, or was that an outlier?

I know in the the Catskills, hatzalah responds to local calls under mutual aid, but I don't know if they request also. My guess is that they do when they know they can't get there faster.

« on: July 12, 2019, 04:24:14 PM »
Mandating that yeshivas offer substantially equivalent secular studies is a way of dealing with it. They think length of time spent in instruction is the best way to do that.

The substantially equivalency standard has been the law for a long time. The state tried to claim that these guidelines are just a clarification on the definition if "substantially equivalent" and the court rejected that argument.

The problems are of enforcement and these rules don't fix that

« on: July 12, 2019, 03:53:55 PM »
Kids coming out of chassidishe schos do not have these skills. Anyone who left that community (and therefore needs to function in 'normal' society) will tell you that.

So deal with that. These rules don't and certainly not in the least intrusive way.

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