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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2015, 05:20:14 PM »
Yep.
קברי עובדי כוכבים נכון ליזהר הכהן מלילך עליהם. (מהר"מ ותוס' פ' המקבל) (אע"פ שיש מקילין (רמב"ם והגמי"י בשם ס' יראים) ונכון להחמיר אבל קבר של מומר לעבודת כוכבי' מטמא כשל ישראל) (רשב"א סי' קצ"ד ורמ"ב):


I was not aware of that. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks
Just learned something new today

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2015, 05:26:12 PM »
Yep.
קברי עובדי כוכבים נכון ליזהר הכהן מלילך עליהם. (מהר"מ ותוס' פ' המקבל) (אע"פ שיש מקילין (רמב"ם והגמי"י בשם ס' יראים) ונכון להחמיר אבל קבר של מומר לעבודת כוכבי' מטמא כשל ישראל) (רשב"א סי' קצ"ד ורמ"ב):


I was not aware of that. Thanks for sharing.
I'm pretty sure we are not machmir with this

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2015, 05:27:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure we are not machmir with this
Who is we? I don't think you're correct
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2015, 05:27:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure we are not machmir with this
That's one confident blanket statement.
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2015, 05:27:56 PM »
That's one confident blanket statement.
Confidence is good

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2015, 05:27:59 PM »
I'm pretty sure we are not machmir with this
We? Your a Cohen?

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2015, 05:28:22 PM »

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2015, 05:29:22 PM »
A proud one
Me too. My LOR (and every one that I've spoken to) has said that we are machmit on this
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2015, 05:29:46 PM »
Who is we? I don't think you're correct
We is the the type of kohanim who would be on an online chat forum

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2015, 05:30:34 PM »
And hence the CRC has published a list of which museums kohanim can go to
http://www.crcweb.org/kohain_guide_museums.php
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2015, 05:30:50 PM »
Me too. My LOR (and every one that I've spoken to) has said that we are machmit on this
I have gotten the exact opposite answers, I take it back then

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2015, 05:31:08 PM »
We is the the type of kohanim who would be on an online chat forum
Confidence is nice but I think you're dead wrong (pun intended)
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2015, 05:32:58 PM »
Confidence is nice but I think you're dead wrong (pun intended)
Oh that's nasty
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2015, 05:35:13 PM »
A proud one
Aren't we Noheg according to what the Shilchon Aruch says? You can't use "we" as a blanket statement, change it to " I "

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2015, 05:38:34 PM »
Aren't we Noheg according to what the Shilchon Aruch says? You can't use "we" as a blanket statement, change it to " I "
I did not mean "i". I meant "we". I had asked more than one rav and was never told otherwise, so I assumed it was a blanket psak that everyone holds of. Apparently not

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #75 on: January 14, 2015, 06:10:39 PM »
I did not mean "i". I meant "we". I had asked more than one rav and was never told otherwise, so I assumed it was a blanket psak that everyone holds of. Apparently not
I guess he paskened according to the Rambam. "We" is relative I guess

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2015, 06:16:33 PM »
Me too. My LOR (and every one that I've spoken to) has said that we are machmit on this
Actually, I spoke to one shul rabbi (I would not call a posek) who wasn't machmir
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2015, 08:22:30 PM »
Darn it!!!
Just open a kohen master thread and get this thread back on topic!

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #78 on: January 15, 2015, 08:26:48 AM »
Day 2

We had originally planned to go on a full day boat excursion to one of the nearby islands and scuba dive over there.
Alas the claimed that UT was too windy and the boat did not sail that day. Also we woke up a bit too late, although I am sure for the right price that would not of been an issue. Anyway the Sheraton has a dive school/center on premises and after a bit of negotiation, we bought two dives  each from them for $50. My friend has a diving license whereas for me this was my first time. For anyone who has not tried it - it is absolutely incredible and worth every dollar. The world Hashem created below the surface is just so amazing I cannot even begin to describe. Fortunately my friend does have a GoPro and as soon as I get pics from him I will bli neder post. The experience itself is a little scary at first, but basically my guide just held me underwater for a while and after about a minute I realized I was still breathing and calmed down. The water was pretty cold so always ask for full wetsuit.

After both dives we still had energy so we booked quad biking (also from guy at hotel) for $30 each. They drove us off to the desert and gave us full 45 minutes on the bikes - no cheaping out. Guide was very friendly and a good guy. Instead of just having us ride in a circle they had us travel to a bedouin village thing as destination, which I thought was pretty cool. While chilling in village thingy I noticed I was sitting in a 100% kosher succah לכל הדעות! Fine except maybe Chazon Ish ;-) But still I thought that was fascinating and will bli neder post pics of that as well. We drove back through desert nearing sunset and scenery was beautiful. It is amazing that even a desert can be quite scenic.

We got back to hotel completely shot and just chilled and had early night. We had flight to Cairo for next day so had to wake up early...

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #79 on: January 15, 2015, 08:43:15 AM »
What did you do regarding food?