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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11840 on: November 08, 2021, 02:21:04 PM »
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/2025844/shocking-newlywed-sephardic-woman-in-brooklyn-discovers-her-husband-may-be-palestinian.html

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The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at Texas A&M is open to all Jewish faculty and students to explore Judaism. 

In 2018 a student presenting himself as Eliyah Haliwa began visiting Chabad along with other local campus Jewish institutions (including serving as president at one of them). He would occasionally attend Shabbat meals at Chabad, and infrequently attended the services or Torah classes.

Last year he met a woman from N.Y. on a Jewish dating website.
He falsely presented himself to her as observant. When asked by the woman and her family, I informed them that his conduct did not reflect that of a fully observant Jew.

The fundamental responsibility of the officiating rabbi at a wedding, the mesader kiddushin, is to determine the Jewish status [birur hayahadut] of the couple  and ensure that they are both Jewish, single and allowed to marry each other in accordance with Jewish law.

Accordingly, when Rabbi Ezra Zafrani, a respected Syrian rabbi in Lakewood, N.J., asked me if Eliyah was Jewish, I explicitly informed him that I did not know and that whoever was officiating would need to do a proper birur and would need to independently confirm his Jewish status.

The wedding itself was officiated by Rabbi Zafraniís son, Rabbi David Zafrani. As my wife and I were in New York for other reasons, Rabbi David Zafrani, who was officiating in place of his father, and his wife, asked us to join the wedding. As the groom had no family attending, at the request of the couple and the Zafranis, we walked him down the aisle and I signed the ketubah, which had been drafted by Rabbi Ezra Zafrani. We were not officiating and our involvement was predicated on the understanding that, as supervising rabbis, Ezra and David Zafrani had done their due diligence to confirm the groomís Jewish status. 

In the ensuing weeks, it has come to light that the bride was aware that Eliyah was using a false name, information he concealed from others, when she learned of his Muslim name. We were clearly misled about his identity. Our hearts go out to this woman, her family and everyone else deceived by this individual here in Texas and in New York and New Jersey.

Rabbi Yossi Lazaroff

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11843 on: November 08, 2021, 04:37:21 PM »
Prob this should be made a separate thread for this.

There's a dedicated thread now, please continue the discussion there.

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11850 on: November 18, 2021, 08:54:23 AM »
Who am I to complain ?
I saw someone complain about it and wanted the FCC to crack down on them :)

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« Reply #11851 on: November 18, 2021, 11:46:44 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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« Reply #11853 on: November 24, 2021, 04:40:17 PM »
I noticed "Pay in 4 installments" options on a couple of shopping sites recently and wondered if that could cause trouble.
(This is a pretty dry article, but not a very technical one.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/buy-now-pay-later-instalment-plans-may-cause-consumer-credit-card-debt-to-rise.html
First you said that you would never leave me/Merry were my days/Then you told me life is never easy/And left w/o a trace

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« Reply #11854 on: November 24, 2021, 04:56:02 PM »
I noticed "Pay in 4 installments" options on a couple of shopping sites recently and wondered if that could cause trouble.
(This is a pretty dry article, but not a very technical one.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/buy-now-pay-later-instalment-plans-may-cause-consumer-credit-card-debt-to-rise.html

It's an "improved" layaway plan, with the gratification now and the headache of figuring how to pay later.

There's a whole business model revolving around this, with players like Klarna, Affirm, and others.

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11855 on: November 24, 2021, 05:08:04 PM »
I noticed "Pay in 4 installments" options on a couple of shopping sites recently and wondered if that could cause trouble.
(This is a pretty dry article, but not a very technical one.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/buy-now-pay-later-instalment-plans-may-cause-consumer-credit-card-debt-to-rise.html

I saw a takeout place offering this through Cash App. Pretty crazy...

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« Reply #11856 on: November 24, 2021, 09:31:58 PM »
I saw a takeout place offering this through Cash App. Pretty crazy...

Like, for fast food? People canít even afford to pay for that?!

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