Comments for Torah Musings http://www.torahmusings.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:41:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Daily Reyd by MiMedinat HaYam http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-244/#comment-81752 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:41:25 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37480#comment-81752 Tal B: It is difficult to reserve 10 seats next to each other on any flight. Especially at the last minute, as most reservations are made.

Actually, setting aside a cabin for men, one for women, and one for family seating would probably pass legal muster, but that would involve a commitment of filling all seats.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by Tal Benschar http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-244/#comment-81736 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:43:40 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37480#comment-81736 MMHY: I don’t see why such a system necessarily would be illegal. If you book seats as group, then could not one request the group sit together? That is pretty standard for families with children. I don’t see why, say, a group of 25 Breslovers headed for Uman could not book seats as a group and request to sit together. Am I missing something? (Other than the suggestion requires a degree of advanced planning and organization that may be beyond some of those we are talking about.)

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Comment on Daily Reyd by MiMedinat HaYam http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-244/#comment-81734 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:24:15 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37480#comment-81734 Joel: That would be completely illegal if done in the US (and or if a flight to / from US) and probably most western countries. It also violates most airport leases (much easier and effective to enforce that way).

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Comment on A Hashkafah of Dating by DF http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/hashkafah-dating/#comment-81732 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:41:24 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37279#comment-81732 One has to be attracted to his wife. Do you know what attracted means? One magnet is attracted to another. That’s the type of attraction you must have. If you don’t have that, you’re just trying to force a relationship.

We religious Jews, like in so many other areas of life, make dating much more complicated than it needs to be.

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Comment on New Periodical: RJJ Journal LXVIII by joel rich http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/new-periodical-rjj-journal-lxviii/#comment-81713 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:54:59 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37488#comment-81713 I found the fertility article particularly interesting – I got the sense of the process described by R’ YBS in his tshuva on drafting rabbis (halachic heart says yes, now support the conclusion). I’d be interested how others felt.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by joel rich http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-244/#comment-81568 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:48:30 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37480#comment-81568 This could be easily accommodated by having a central booking unit (travel agent) who for a price will keep seating records by flight and ensure such wishes are met.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by longtimereader http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-244/#comment-81559 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:34:04 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37480#comment-81559 From the article it sounds like the Haredim waited until after takeoff before refusing to sit.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by micha http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-241/#comment-81140 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:02:04 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37407#comment-81140 Asking for help, yes. Asking for Him to own the problem, not so much.

Really the only way I could see making peace with 12 Step Programming as an Orthodox Jew would be to define “Higher Power” that redeems not as G-d, but as the Beris He entered into with us.

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Comment on The Experience of Rosh HaShana by Nachum http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/experience-rosh-hashana/#comment-81139 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:52:18 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37410#comment-81139 This dual reality of Rosh HaShana is also reflected in the simanei milsa. On one hand, it might be a day of fasting. On the other hand, we should eat and rejoice. Hence, we incorporate our bekashos and yiras shamayim into our simchas yom tov by selecting foods that hint to the deeper meanings of the day. It is not a day of stam eating and rejoicing; but, of a focused/directed/meaningful joy of eating.

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Comment on Daily Reyd by yitzi7 http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/09/daily-reyd-241/#comment-81119 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:23:54 +0000 http://www.torahmusings.com/?p=37407#comment-81119 We Daven numerous times daily that God should allow us to overcome temptation and bring us closer to Him. The Gemara (end of Kidushin) says one shouldn’t be overconfident and mock the Yetzer Hara, but should pray that Hashem save us from the Yetzer Hara. The Gemara also says (I think in Sukkah) that “Without Hashem’s help, we would not be able to overcome” the Yetzer Hara. So seems pretty Jewish too me.

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