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by Joel Rich The Hesder students who said that they do not intend to enlist to the IDF, the source said, “are youths with no sense of proportion who do not understand what a time of war is, and what proper integration is. This entire affair is a tempest in a teacup. The military is very much in tune and ...

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Audio Roundup – Rabbi Reisman Special Edition

by Joel Rich Hat Tip to My Connection – Councilor K. The reviews are out of order because I’d really like to hear your thoughts on some of them more than others. J-18 – God is the Travel Agent Why did Joshua send spies given Moses’ experience? To show that it’s not the situation, it’s what you make of it ...

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by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner:40 Women Separating Challah Q: Is there a Segulah for finding a match, healing, fertility, etc. if 40 women separate Challah together on a Friday? Is it permissible for some of the women to separate Challah on Thursday if there is a pressing need? A: This is a new creation, which has no source. There ...

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by Joel Rich An important thought IMHO for the MO community: C.S. Lewis reasoned that “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” What’s the deal with shuls that daven mincha right before shkia and get to the end of l’cha dodi well after shkia yet ...

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by Joel Rich Question: If Baruch Hashem L’olam was only added to Maariv so latecomers to Shul could catch up, why is it not dispensed within non-shul minyan (say like some say we do at mincha with dispensing with full chazarat hashatz?) Question: What is the source for the seemingly common practice of crowds visiting mourners in a room prior ...

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by Joel Rich From a recent WSJ article We are ruined by our own biases. When making decisions, we see what we want, ignore probabilities, and minimize risks that uproot our hopes. What’s worse, “we are often confident even when we are wrong,” writes Daniel Kahneman, in his masterful new book on psychology and economics called “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” ...

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by Joel Rich Most who know me don’t think of me as an outwardly emotional person, I subscribe to the notion per R’YBS and avi mori vrabi zll”hh that the more intense the emotion the more personal it should be. Having said that the events of the last few months in Beit Shemesh are so disturbing to me that I ...

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by Joel Rich From a comment on a recent mishpacha article: link): interesting how people can be so wishy washy as to listen to the opinion of 3 individuals who i might add dnt really count as ”gedolim” who really have a say! Me –interesting juxtaposition with the following from the same article: “A few years ago, I asked a ...

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by Joel Rich Lashon Ha-Ra about One’s Self (From R’ Aviner) Q: What is the source that it is forbidden for a person to relate Lashon Ha-Ra about himself? A: There is no such Halachah. It is a personal decision based on the circumstance.

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by Joel Rich link “Nevertheless, the absence of current data on Jewish communal trends in the U.S. is something of a scandal. In the absence of such information, however imperfect, questions about the size and characteristics of American Jewry will go unanswered—and the community’s ability to plan its future will suffer. “ Me-“Statistics , We don’t need no stinking statistics!” ...

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