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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #360 on: March 22, 2018, 10:56:46 AM »
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #361 on: March 22, 2018, 11:08:28 AM »
My cousin has a great website there.
Looks interesting, but something like this could become תקנתנו זוהי קלקלתנו, just ask doctors on what they have to deal with when patients come to them knowing everything from the internet, or worse when people do things based on what they read online, without checking with someone competent.

It is said that one of the reasons why in Lubavitch there is an effort to pass tests on Issur V'Heter before getting married is (not so that one can rule, but rather) so that one should know when to ask a shaala, and how to ask.
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #362 on: March 22, 2018, 11:10:43 AM »
Looks interesting, but something like this could become תקנתנו זוהי קלקלתנו, just ask doctors on what they have to deal with when patients come to them knowing everything from the internet, or worse when people do things based on what they read online, without checking with someone competent.

It is said that one of the reasons why in Lubavitch there is an effort to pass tests on Issur V'Heter before getting married is (not so that one can rule, but rather) so that one should know when to ask a shaala, and how to ask.
Agreed. His thinking is that people are looking around online anyhow and they are better off with a site which will at least be accurate. With medical sites there are also the better and worse ones.
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #363 on: March 22, 2018, 11:20:22 AM »
Agreed. His thinking is that people are looking around online anyhow and they are better off with a site which will at least be accurate. With medical sites there are also the better and worse ones.
That is similar to the reasoning to get tested on Issue V'Heter, which is the good thing about this site. Maybe adding some disclaimer (or call it guidance to appeal better to millennials) in the site title or logo, that proper Halacha requires one to ask a competent מורה הוראה, and that the benefit of the site is to be able to ask in a meaningful and educated way, bringing to light all pertinent details in the question.
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #364 on: March 22, 2018, 11:25:50 AM »
That is similar to the reasoning to get tested on Issue V'Heter, which is the good thing about this site. Maybe adding some disclaimer (or call it guidance to appeal better to millennials) in the site title or logo, that proper Halacha requires one to ask a competent מורה הוראה, and that the benefit of the site is to be able to ask in a meaningful and educated way, bringing to light all pertinent details in the question.
He does discuss this on the about page, but you are right that it should be more prominent. I will mention it to him next time I see him.
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #365 on: March 22, 2018, 11:27:45 AM »
Agreed. His thinking is that people are looking around online anyhow and they are better off with a site which will at least be accurate. With medical sites there are also the better and worse ones.
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It is a fact of life nowadays that many people "Google" every question on every topic, or otherwise look to the web for information, and most know how to take results with a grain of salt and realize that websites may not be accurate (anyone can post anything) and are often trying to sell them something. It is a tool that can be very useful, but you just have to recognize and understand its limits. Eizeho chochm halomeid m'kol odom.   
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #366 on: March 22, 2018, 11:47:20 AM »
He does discuss this on the about page, but you are right that it should be more prominent. I will mention it to him next time I see him.
Next week on Tuesday (or is it Monday night?)  ;)
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #367 on: March 22, 2018, 11:53:28 AM »
Next week on Tuesday (or is it Monday night?)  ;)
Nope
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #368 on: March 22, 2018, 11:56:06 AM »
Nope
He's coming to a farbrengen somewhere else for יא ניסן?
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #369 on: March 22, 2018, 12:00:37 PM »
He's coming to a farbrengen somewhere else for יא ניסן?
Remind me what is on that date.
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #371 on: March 22, 2018, 12:08:51 PM »
Remind me what is on that date.
The Rebbe's birthday!! How dare you not know that?

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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #372 on: March 22, 2018, 12:11:32 PM »
The Rebbe's birthday!! How dare you not know that?

:) /s
I guess that is only for people who know they are lubavitchers.
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #373 on: March 22, 2018, 12:20:20 PM »
Remind me what is on that date.
Isn't that your son's Bar-Mitzvah?
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Re: Torah & Hashkafa Questions (PC Free For All)
« Reply #374 on: March 22, 2018, 12:22:41 PM »
Isn't that your son's Bar-Mitzvah?
Yes, but I do not equate that with fabrengen.
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