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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9960 on: April 11, 2019, 12:26:27 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-israel.html
"But Benjamin Netanyahu... is on his way to becoming Israelís longest-serving prime minister."

Isn't he already? Who served longer?
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« Reply #9961 on: April 11, 2019, 12:27:34 PM »
"But Benjamin Netanyahu... is on his way to becoming Israelís longest-serving prime minister."

Isn't he already? Who served longer?

D. Ben Gurion.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9964 on: April 11, 2019, 03:10:55 PM »
Who's on first?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-sisters-bought-dna-kits-the-results-blew-apart-their-family-11549037904
Interesting.
There have been quite a few posts with stories of 23&Me causing major family issues, on Reddit lately.

Soon shadchanim will require these tests to make sure people are truly gezhe all the way up  ;)

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9965 on: April 11, 2019, 08:58:15 PM »
Interesting.
There have been quite a few posts with stories of 23&Me causing major family issues, on Reddit lately.

Soon shadchanim will require these tests to make sure people are truly gezhe all the way up  ;)
Curious if it is halachically allowed, due to the first part in your post. Being that א"ר יצחק צדקה עשה הקב"ה עם ישראל בשמשפחה שנטמעה נטמעה:

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9966 on: April 12, 2019, 12:04:45 AM »
Curious if it is halachically allowed, due to the first part in your post. Being that א"ר יצחק צדקה עשה הקב"ה עם ישראל בשמשפחה שנטמעה נטמעה:

I once heard a story from someone in Crown Heights who told me that there was a certain B.T. who used to be a regular guest in their house (if I recall correctly, this was actually when they lived OOT) and was an outstanding person, extremely talented and sincere in Yiddishkeit. Unfortunately, at a certain point that person's mother disclosed to him that he was born from an extra-marital affair. He felt like his life was shattered, and IINM fell into depression and left everything.

When the person who told me the story went to consult with R Z.S. Dworkin about the situation, R' Z.S.'s response was: זי איז ניט באגלייבט, ער איז א כשר׳ע איד! But unfortunately said person was too broken from the situation, and didn't want to come back.
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« Reply #9967 on: April 12, 2019, 12:08:27 AM »
I once heard a story from someone in Crown Heights who told me that there was a certain B.T. who used to be a regular guest in their house (if I recall correctly, this was actually when they lived OOT) and was an outstanding person, extremely talented and sincere in Yiddishkeit. Unfortunately, at a certain point that person's mother disclosed to him that he was born from an extra-marital affair. He felt like his life was shattered, and IINM fell into depression and left everything.

When the person who told me the story went to consult with R Z.S. Dworkin about the situation, R' Z.S.'s response was: זי איז ניט באגלייבט, ער איז א כשר׳ע איד! But unfortunately said person was too broken from the situation, and didn't want to come back.
Same story happened with R' Moshe under a BT's chuppah. R' Moshe said she's not trusted. She later admitted to making up the story as she was upset at her son...

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« Reply #9968 on: April 12, 2019, 12:12:24 AM »
Same story happened with R' Moshe under a BT's chuppah. R' Moshe said she's not trusted. She later admitted to making up the story as she was upset at her son...
Unfortunately the story I heard didn't have a happy ending.
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« Reply #9969 on: April 12, 2019, 12:49:46 AM »
Same story happened with R' Moshe under a BT's chuppah. R' Moshe said she's not trusted. She later admitted to making up the story as she was upset at her son...
I remember hearing such a story with r Moshe. Although I didn't hear the part that it was a Baal teshuva or that they found out later the mother made it up.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9970 on: April 14, 2019, 12:50:55 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-12/estate-tax-gets-a-lot-more-attention-than-it-deserves?srnd=premium

Not often do I find myself agreeing with Ritholtz on policy issues, but I think he is right in that the Estate Tax doesnít deserve that much attention, as it is legally avoidable in most cases.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #9972 on: April 14, 2019, 07:18:36 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-12/estate-tax-gets-a-lot-more-attention-than-it-deserves?srnd=premium

Not often do I find myself agreeing with Ritholtz on policy issues, but I think he is right in that the Estate Tax doesnít deserve that much attention, as it is legally avoidable in most cases.
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