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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6960 on: October 13, 2023, 01:23:39 AM »
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6961 on: October 13, 2023, 01:34:39 AM »
I am going to guess they must follow strict religious rules? Generic ones are out of the question?
It's worse than that. Tefillin must be written by someone with genuine fear of Heaven, because the materials are so costly, it takes a stupendous amount of time to write them, and certain mistakes render them ruined in a way that they are invalid yet cannot (usually) be detected after the fact. We need someone who is more afraid of causing a Jew to not have worn tefillin in his life (because he sold him invalid tefillin) than the money loss.
@yfr bachur , you ever wrote tefillin? And what do nice pairs from a reputable source go for in EY today?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6962 on: October 13, 2023, 06:26:58 AM »
Will this war make you rethink which airlines that you fly?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6963 on: October 13, 2023, 07:54:51 AM »
Would you take NY subway today?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6964 on: October 13, 2023, 07:58:02 AM »
Will this war make you rethink which airlines that you fly?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6965 on: October 13, 2023, 08:09:08 AM »
Would you take NY subway today?
Not any less than the last few years!

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6966 on: October 13, 2023, 10:39:22 AM »
Would you take NY subway today?
No, even last night i needed to get from Manhatan to Brooklyn and looked for a ride instead of the subway.

My office in the city is remote only today

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6967 on: October 13, 2023, 10:40:45 AM »
My office in the city is remote only today
Jewish office?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6968 on: October 13, 2023, 10:46:11 AM »
No, even last night i needed to get from Manhatan to Brooklyn and looked for a ride instead of the subway.
Plans to meet individuals have changed this trip and I don't blame them.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6969 on: October 13, 2023, 10:52:53 AM »
Jewish office?
Jewish owned and many jewish employees.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6970 on: October 13, 2023, 03:35:42 PM »
Is the Te silent in Tefillin?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6971 on: October 13, 2023, 03:48:23 PM »
Is the Te silent in Tefillin?
The "T" no
the "E" sorta, many will pronounce it more like tfillin

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6972 on: October 14, 2023, 05:12:32 PM »
It's worse than that. Tefillin must be written by someone with genuine fear of Heaven, because the materials are so costly, it takes a stupendous amount of time to write them, and certain mistakes render them ruined in a way that they are invalid yet cannot (usually) be detected after the fact. We need someone who is more afraid of causing a Jew to not have worn tefillin in his life (because he sold him invalid tefillin) than the money loss.
@yfr bachur , you ever wrote tefillin? And what do nice pairs from a reputable source go for in EY today?

No. Not Yet.
No Idea what they cost today, I'll try to find out.
When my father bought us (my brother and I) our Mehudar pairs about a decade ago - it was about $1500-2000 for the parshiyos, and $1200-1500 for the batim, bit that waas def high end,the parshiyos were custom made, with certain rarer hidurim
Why was he buying us tfillin when we turned 20? Our Rav told his talmidim who wanted to buy their sons mehudarim to buy 13yr olds good tfilin and when they get older buy them mehudarim, A. its not good to get children used to getting the top of the line anything - creates entitlement. B. teenagers dont have thegrearest record for taking proper care of their tfillin... and once he ruins/looses them once - you aint going to break the bank for the replacement...

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6973 on: October 14, 2023, 08:17:56 PM »
Why was he buying us tfillin when we turned 20? Our Rav told his talmidim who wanted to buy their sons mehudarim to buy 13yr olds good tfilin and when they get older buy them mehudarim, A. its not good to get children used to getting the top of the line anything - creates entitlement. B. teenagers dont have thegrearest record for taking proper care of their tfillin... and once he ruins/looses them once - you aint going to break the bank for the replacement...
What do you do with your 'original' pair from your Bar Mitzvah?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6974 on: October 14, 2023, 09:39:27 PM »
Does anyone know what group this is? They claim to Jews against Israel. The reason I ask is I believe I seen them on Friday. One was carrying a large yellow flag with what looked like a crown on it.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6975 on: October 14, 2023, 09:41:14 PM »
Does anyone know what group this is? They claim to Jews against Israel. The reason I ask is I believe I seen them on Friday. One was carrying a large yellow flag with what looked like a crown on it.


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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6976 on: October 14, 2023, 09:41:24 PM »
Does anyone know what group this is? They claim to Jews against Israel. The reason I ask is I believe I seen them on Friday. One was carrying a large yellow flag with what looked like a crown on it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neturei_Karta

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6977 on: October 14, 2023, 09:43:35 PM »
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6978 on: October 14, 2023, 09:51:24 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #6979 on: October 15, 2023, 12:05:19 AM »
Niturei Karta.

The Satmar Rebbe z"l called them מחריבי קרתא.