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Yosi Mor | Bar-Samcha Consulting

יוסף מור | בר-סמכא יעוץ ופתרונות


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awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
7
awarded  Commentator
Jun
6
answered Does one need to perform a delayed brit milah at the first possible time?
Jun
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awarded  Supporter
Jun
6
comment Internet-advertising on Shabat (by and for Jews)
Thank you for this informative response. I am happily upvoting it. Although it touches on some of the points that I raised, IMHO it leaves unanswered my central question concerning the fact that not only is the website owner paying for these advertisements in general, but (especially with pay-per-click or pay-per-impressions schemes) he is doing so incrementally for each additional click or impression that occurs on Shabat! Your point "C" deals with the question of receiving a "salary" on Shabat -- but I am pointing out the opposite: that he is paying for Chilul Shabat!
Jun
6
comment Do a mitzva for mashiach?
"להביא לימות המשיח" is mentioned several times on that page, but see especially section י"ב, that starts with "ובנוגע לפועל - המעשה הוא העיקר".
Jun
6
comment Do a mitzva for mashiach?
Maybe not in the most literal interpretation of this Mishna, but at least as a "Vort", "כל ימי חייך, להביא לימות המשיח" can be taken to mean that "all of one's life [should be dedicated to] 'bringing the Days of Mashiach.'"
Jun
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revised Do a mitzva for mashiach?
Added a source.
Jun
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answered Do a mitzva for mashiach?
Jun
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answered Why does the Tefilin Shel Yad have a protective cover?
May
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awarded  Quorum
May
30
revised Internet-advertising on Shabat (by and for Jews)
further elaborated/sharpened some points
May
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comment Internet-advertising on Shabat (by and for Jews)
@Daniel: not sure I fully understand your analogy. If an AdWords campaign for a search term (and with a sufficiently high bid) is left running on Shabat, it's very likely that Google will display a "sponsored link" in the search results for that term. Likewise, if a Facebook campaign is left running on Shabat, it's likely that Facebook will display the corresponding ad. In both cases, the ad is clearly identifiable as a paid ad, and might also help to actively "win" a new customer on Shabat. And a nonobservant Jew might very well be attracted into performing extra clicks in response.
May
30
comment Internet-advertising on Shabat (by and for Jews)
I am asking about the latter, for example: [1] Google AdWords campaigns in which the website owner pays Google to promote davka his website in the search-results for various keywords, or [2] Facebook ads, where Facebook will show ads to other Facebook users. I am not talking about your first case: where Google AdSense is used to place ads for other websites on the website in question (and which can earn some money for the website owner).
May
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awarded  Student
May
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comment If Hashem doesn't change, how does prayer work?
You want to understand **everything** about Him and about this mysterious world the He created, and **right now**??? That is a most worthy goal -- if not "the" goal! But it requires much "Avodah" (and patience) on our part. In the end -- hopefully soon -- our efforts will have payed off! Until then, we simply need to add the word "Kiviyachol" into every sentence (or phrase) that involves Him, and we should be fine! :-)
May
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asked Internet-advertising on Shabat (by and for Jews)
May
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awarded  Teacher
May
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comment If Hashem doesn't change, how does prayer work?
Yes indeed, directly to Himself alone (to his infinite, unchangeable, and unknowable true essence), and not to his attributes. As is written in Sifri, on Deuteronomy 4:7, "אליו ולא למידותיו". From our limited perspective, unable to grasp Him (his essence) as He truly is, and constrained by notions of "time and space," we can only see Him through his attributes; and it falsely appears to us that He (Chas VeShalom) "changes." Within this context, we ask him to "change" the way he appears to us -- for the "better." Listen: I'm a computer geek, not a professional philosopher/theologian! ;-)
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awarded  Organizer