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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: November 24, 2015, 05:06:15 PM »
;D Was about to say Arrival, but looks like AJ beat me to it.
There are ways to MS for free...

Sure, but none that are highly scalable/aren't in the dark gray area/sustainable.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: November 24, 2015, 05:10:36 PM »
Sure, but none that are highly scalable/aren't in the dark gray area/sustainable.
True, although I'm just a big talker bc it's not like I'm even doing them. Nonetheless, some signup bonuses and Citi funding should get enough points for a few nights OWB upgrades.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: November 24, 2015, 05:22:18 PM »
1. its not easy, and it requires knowing what is asur med'oraysa and what is asur medarabanan.

Not too hard. You won't be doing much in the first place. And you could also be machmir and...

but 2 days of shabbos is no fun

I utterly, completely, and categorically disagree. I've done it multiple times and I can't recommend it more.

2. some may view it better to avoid the safek situation altogether

That'll depend on the LOR in question. If your LOR says no than this discussion is moot.

Lol if only it was that simple. I was told to avoid 2 days for reasons such as what do you do about Tefillin on the non-Shabbos day? Etc.

It is that simple - your LOR will be able to answer all of this for you. Once I got my psak that I need to keep two days, I compiled a list of many, many questions and took it into my Rov. Everything had a simple, black and white answer.

To address your tefillin question, he told me to wear it and daven like a regular weekday.

Shabbos candles was a more interesting issue - you can't light them on Friday afternoon, but at the same time you must light them for Shabbos! So he told me to light yartzeit candles on Thursday afternoon, and "Lekovod Shabbos Kodesh" over them. Then on Friday afternoon, my wife should cover her eyes and make the beracha. This way, no matter when Shabbos really was, we'd be covered :D.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: November 24, 2015, 05:25:25 PM »
I was specifically told not to keep 2 days bc he won't know whether I should wear Tefillin. Those questions are the reason he said not to do 2 days.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: November 24, 2015, 05:27:41 PM »
I was specifically told not to keep 2 days bc he won't know whether I should wear Tefillin. Those questions are the reason he said not to do 2 days.

Interesting. Seems he's not that familiar with this particular issue, then.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: November 24, 2015, 05:29:44 PM »
Zing.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: November 24, 2015, 05:31:01 PM »
Isn't tefillin the easiest?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: November 24, 2015, 05:37:00 PM »
Zing.

I'm not trying to belittle (for lack of a better term) his LOR in any way whatsoever. It's just that this is a very thorny subject and not everyone could pasken "yes" without being thoroughly familiar in what is a relatively unknown topic.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: November 24, 2015, 05:45:52 PM »
I know, but there was an avenue to create drama, and by gosh, I took it.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: November 24, 2015, 05:48:19 PM »
I know, but there was an avenue to create drama, and by gosh, I took it.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: November 24, 2015, 06:47:21 PM »
Great back and forth.  ;D
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: November 24, 2015, 07:01:32 PM »
Isn't tefillin the easiest?
Indeed.
And if tefillin was "the" issue, why the problem with flying out Thursday afternoon?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: November 24, 2015, 07:37:00 PM »
Indeed.
And if tefillin was "the" issue, why the problem with flying out Thursday afternoon?
I said "those questions were the issue" - i.e. the questions of what to do with weekday mitzvos one needs to do and Shabbos mitzvos one needs to do.

Can't fly past Shkia if it's already Shabbos.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: November 24, 2015, 08:35:23 PM »
I was specifically told not to keep 2 days bc he won't know whether I should wear Tefillin. Those questions are the reason he said not to do 2 days.
Is that the same LOR who does not let you sell miles, or you switched since?  ;)
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: November 24, 2015, 09:27:12 PM »
Is that the same LOR who does not let you sell miles, or you switched since?  ;)
Different. That was a Shayla I asked 2 years ago from a Rabbi who lives in Israel, and I was close to while in Yeshiva. Now in my community I have a Rav who says no to the dateline.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #695 on: November 24, 2015, 09:30:10 PM »
Time to move again  ;D
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #696 on: November 24, 2015, 09:57:14 PM »

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: November 24, 2015, 10:14:37 PM »
Time to move again  ;D
Hahaha he's actually been great (in terms of giving me answer I want to hear 🙈) with almost everything but the dateline.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #698 on: November 29, 2015, 10:02:24 PM »
I imagine I should have the first post up in the next few days.



1 week later and still nothing.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #699 on: November 29, 2015, 10:03:14 PM »
I can vouch that AJK has a vivid imagination :D
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