Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Frum ads now displaying on Digital Billboard in Lakewood

A local yeshiva is advertising an event on the digital billboard located by stadium at the corner of  cedarbridge and New Hampshire. The billboard is owned by the BlueClaws baseball team. With the township recent approval of 5 more digital boards around Lakewood, this will now be the new norm and another expense on the advertising budget.


  1. How can an ad be frum (?!)

  2. BML did it last year

  3. Please make sure to buy more ambulances and train more EMTs to pick up the BODIES as streets get narrower with more frustrated and spaced out drivers. Yes,bring on more development with ZERO infrastructure as people are being hit by cars on a DAILY basis. Some don't walk away. So that a few greedy ones benefit with more distractions that put our lives in Danger

  4. What exactly is wrong with using this billboard for frum ads?
    The new norm is no big deal


  5. BS"D


    My computer restricts my access to blogspots. Could one of you out there do me a favor and download this comment to the "comment" section of the following site? (You can use my name "Chaim" if you wish.)


    I recently had a slew of e-mails with Yudel about this, and I pointed out repeatedly how this "chumrah" of his goes against:

    1. The gmara (Menachos 78:) which states that underbaked matzah can be used for the mitzvah as long as it is not underbaked to the extent that threading would occur when one breaks it (i.e. being exposed to insufficient oven heat will still not make it chameitz), and

    2. The seifer Chazon Ish (121:18) which states specifically that "yad soledes" heat will not create chameitz (This is approximately 110 F.).

    Aside from this, I referred him to the following websites:

    If one wishes to research the above he may do so. What comes out from this is that:

    1. Lactobacillus yeast peaks at 95F. - higher than this it will go dormant. Malleri yeast goes dormant at about 104 F.

    2. All yeast enzymes are considered to be thermally dead at 130 -140 F. (and even if this were not exclusively the case, they certainly would not create leavening at such a temperature!).

    Yudel had originally insisted that the "spring" stage is related to leavening, and I pointed out to him that the same happens in hand matzah ovens. When he insisted that the spring stage is more noticeable in the "cracker ovens" I told him that I'm quite certain that this is not due to any "spontaneous enzymatic action" - more likely it is caused by water evaporation; and that he "check this out himself". (He himself claimed previously that the dough is heated to 150 F. at this stage. Regarding the issue of the possibility of unbaked dough - I pointed out that this would also apply to hand matzos today, and that some claim that the Chazon Ish was himself careful not to allow [hand]matzah meal to soak in water before boiling [to make kneidlach]. Even if this is the case, it was the Chazon Ish's own personal chumrah - not an official psak halachah.)

    Yudel continues to randomly disqualify ALL machine matzah other than "his own supervision", and has recently sunken to the stage of urging others to boycott "Gourmet Glatt" in retaliation to their resisting his bullying tactics. He has dismissed my last message to him that he "get over it already", and in accordance with the seifer Chafeitz Chayim (Shmiras Halashon) Perek 4: 7,10 there is an obligation to expose his shame in public!

    Were there a Sanhedrin today they would take measures against Yudel Shain as a "zakein mamrei", with maybe the leniency that he is not a standard poseik, and his ravings are therefore less likely to deter the public. But, in consumer terms the question remains about how far one must go to avoid patronizing his sponsors - inadvetendtly encouraging the libel to continue...

    For this one must ask a proper poseik.


  6. The Chaim commentor is very confused by theory and facts. I feel sorry for him.
    And "chaim" I don't have any matzos under my supervision.

    Rav Yonason Steif, OB"M, And Rav Sternbuch, Shlita among others that have the facts agree that machine matzosing the common cracker oven is a serious issue of chometz.

    Chaim has something against the Sheairis hashgocha and some other issues, which I'm sorry I can't help him.

  7. Yudel - What I wrote above stands firmly in place, and is self-evident! Furthermore - if you would care to live up to your original goal of strengthening kashrus awareness without getting sidetracked over "personal stringencies" - you would not be afraid to leave my comment on YOUR website - along with your "anonymous" remarks. I CHALLENGE you to do this!

    If not for the cheirem against reading someone else's letters I would readily expose to the public the e-mails which were exchanged over this - and then have the public decide. (I.e. nothing "complex" here)

    I began initially by stating that people who "shvitz" over kashrus issues almost always "intend" to do so "l'sheim shamayim". Some continue wading their way through its channels with proper commitment; others get tragically sidetracked afterwards - lording their "superiority" over others, and ignoring basic Halachah in the process.

    For the record - Rav Moshe Sternbuch's abstenation from machine matzos goes back long before these "cracker" ovens were ever in use - don't confuse the issue here.

    If you wish to be "machmir" on your own account you may do so. To begin with your commercial harassment towards others who feel otherwise is a major offense in Torah and Halachah, and I warned you repeatedly against this!

    (And yes - I am HONORED to be subjected to others' personal attacks; what else should one expect in order to keep himself in line and prevent him from losing the "l'sheim shamayim" necessity in taking to the issues??)