August 21, 2008 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #588059lgbgMember
Why is it that almost every day when I open up the coffee room on YW do I find another crony talking about tzniyus? Nothing is coming out of these topics. Let the women take care of themselves and do their part. And the men should make sure there wives and daughters follow with the halachos of tznyius. Vzeh hu!
Again no good is coming out of this. So lets find something else to talk about… how about the weather?August 21, 2008 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #627546ZalmanParticipant
Why is it that almost every day when I open up the coffee room on YW do I find another crony talking about keeping halachos? Nothing is coming out of these topics. Let the people take care of themselves and do their part. And the men should make sure there wives and daughters follow with the halachos. Vzeh hu!
Again no good is coming out of this. So lets find something else to talk about… how about the weather? Enough with halachos!August 21, 2008 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #627547JewessMember
Summer is almost over for us in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn’s approaching. Even though I’m out of school for a while I still get that butterflies in my stomache feeling every fall, same as I used to get at back-to-school time.August 21, 2008 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #627548chilledoutMember
Agreed. It’s not even tznius to talk about tznius…
It’s sunny..79degreesAugust 21, 2008 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #627549mdlevineMember
the weather is nice here in Monsey. sunny, and warm a good day for wearing crocs and leaving the hat and jacket at home :o)August 21, 2008 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #627550tzippiMember
Hey, what about them Dodgers, takeh?August 21, 2008 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #627552dont b stupidMember
oh my this is boring! if you dont want to “hack” abt. tzinius at least find sometying interesting to talk abt.August 21, 2008 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #627553jphoneMember
The dodgers? Those tight uniform pants arent very tzniyus 🙂August 21, 2008 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #627554yoshiMember
I can’t believe my baby is nearly 18 months old! The time is just flying by. — Hey lgbg I’m starting to like this post of yours already! The new BP weekly came today and Klein’s has an ad for ice cream sandwiches, they look so delicious, I think I’m going to get me some. Any takers?August 21, 2008 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #627555The Big OneParticipant
And where is it written that it is a mitzvah to always “TALK ABOUT” something?
If you don’t like the discussion keep to yourself. Who is forcing anyone to participate?
Why do some people not like hearing about tznius? I guess it must touch a raw nerve. No one complains about too much talk about loshan hora. Yet the minute the word tznius is mentioned, some people get all bent out of shape as if it is some kind of forbidden topic.August 21, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #627556shindyMember
I guess that tzniuss is on everyone’s mind these days…not such a bad thing.August 22, 2008 1:47 am at 1:47 am #627557lgbgMember
you see guys isnt it much more interesting to read everyones stam comments.
so everyone just post whatever is on your mind!
because atleast some humor will come this site besides throwing rude comments at eachother.August 22, 2008 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #627558squeakParticipant
OK here’s one –
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get the Jewish Press. Get it?
No, I get the ….
oh, no.August 22, 2008 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #627559cherrybimParticipant
Let’s try this:
Traditionally, we have foods which are considered “Jewish”, yet have been borrowed from different cultures and regions. They have passed the time test for Jews. Such foods include: potato kugel; challa; p’tcha; herring; borsht; even cholent.August 22, 2008 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #627560gavra_at_workParticipant
Have a good shabbos ya’ll.August 25, 2008 2:07 am at 2:07 am #627561TTMember
I guess the coffee room wasn’t such a great idea…August 25, 2008 7:18 am at 7:18 am #627563yoshiMember
cherrybim – I do love a HOME cooked meal! there’s nothing like it in the world especially when it comes to shabbos. It’s exciting to bake challah, and make chollent, potato kugel, broccoli kugel, gefilta fish, salads, and yes also a sweet dessert. mmmmm! (We seriously need more guests for shabbos, it’s usually just the 3 of us (one being the baby) eating all of this…lol) When you eat mostly home cooked foods, it makes it much more exciting and special to get takeout. Although I do have to admit at times having to make the pre prepared frozen foods, but that’s when things get overly busy… 🙁
Plus, when you are trying to keep a healthy household, pre prepared foods have a lot of additives and sometimes you don’t even know what’s in it. When it’s home baked or cooked, you personally know what’s in the foods your preparing.
What can I say, I love and appreciate food to the fullest! Thank you God for creating food, and making it taste so good!August 27, 2008 2:21 am at 2:21 am #627564milchigMember
On the food topic following Yoshi’s comment.
An email I got today I would like to share..
Jewish Cooking for the Holidays
Remember how your grandmother used to cook? Where is that cooking now?
I’m talking about the lack of good old, down-home Jewish cooking in our homes. I’m taking it upon myself to help out all you frantic housewives out there with wonderful menus that will lead your children to a healthy, happy, and loving family unit as I knew it in my childhood.
First, buy a housecoat (shmata) and wear it all day, every day. Then go out and buy a live chicken, carry it wrapped in a newspaper to the shoichet (slaughterer) who will ritually slaughter it before your very eyes. When you get it home, flick (pluck) your chicken and make sure you don’t leave in any pinchus (feather ends).
Next, go out and buy a four-foot-long carp with huge whiskers. Fill your bathtub with water and let the fish swim in it for several days. In the meantime, roll up your Burbur broadloom, and remove it from the living room, polish the hardwood floors, cover them in newspaper, cover your couch in clear plastic, or floral slip covers, and don’t let anyone into your living room again ….unless they are “company.”
Now you’re a real balabusta (or a berieh) which is a term of respect used for an efficient Jewish housewife, and the essence of your universe is in the kitchen. So get out your wooden matches, light the pilot light, get out the volgar holtz (wooden bowl), hock the tzibbeles (chop the onions) and knubble (garlic), and we’re Jewish again.
Before we start, however, there are some variations in ingredients because of the various types of Jewish taste (Litvack and Gallicianer). Just as we Jews have six seasons of the year (winter, spring, summer, fall, slack, and busy), we all focus on a main ingredient which, unfortunately and undeservedly, has disappeared from our diet.
I’m talking, of course, about SCHMALTZ (chicken fat)! Schmaltz has for centuries been the prime ingredient in almost every Jewish dish, and I feel it’s time to revive it to its rightful place in our homes. I have plans to distribute it in a green glass Gucci bottle with a label clearly stating: LOW FAT, NO CHOLESTEROL, NEWMAN’S CHOICE, EXTRA VIRGIN SCHMALTZ (it can’t miss)!
Let’s start, of course, with the forshpeiz (appetizer). Gehockteh layber (chopped liver) with schmaltz and tzibbeles (onion) is always good, but how about something more exotic for your dear ones, like boiled whitefish in yoyech (gell). Or gefilteh miltz (stuffed spleen), in which the veins are removed, thank God, and it’s fried in — you guessed it — schmaltz, bread crumbs, eggs, onions, salt and pepper. Love it!
How about stewed lingen (lungs) — very chewy. Or gehenen (brains) — very slimy.
Am I making your mouth water yet? Then there are greebenes, which are pieces of chicken skin, deep-fried in schmaltz, onions and salt until crispy brown — often referred to as Jewish bacon (this makes a great appetizer for the next cardiology convention).
Another favorite, and I’m sure your children will love it, is pe’tcha (jelliedcalves feet). Simply chop up some cows’ feet with your hockmesser (chopper), add some meat, onions, lots of garlic, schmaltz (yes, again), salt and pepper,cook for five hours, and let it sit overnight. You might want to serve it with oat bran and bananas for an interesting breakfast ( just joking).
There’s also a nice chicken fricassee (stew) using the heart, gorgl (neck), pipick (the navel, a great delicacy, given to the favorite child, usually me), a fleegl (wing) or two, some ayelech (little premature eggs) and other various chicken innards, in a broth of schmaltz, water, paprika, etc.We also have knishes (filled dough) and the eternal question: “Will I have liver, beef, potatoes, or all three?”
Other time-tested favorites are kishkeh, and its poor cousin, helzel (chicken or goose neck). Kishkeh is the gut of the cow, bought by the foot at the kosher butcher. It’s turned inside out, scalded and scraped. One end is sewn up and a mixture of flour, schmaltz (you didn’t think we’d leave that out), onions, eggs, salt, pepper, etc., is spooned into the open end and squished down until it is full. Then that end is sewn, and the whole thing is boiled. Yummy!
My personal all-time favorite pastime is watching my Zaida (Grandpa) munch on boiled chicken feet. Try that on the kinderlach (children).
Well, we’ve finally finished the forshpeiz. Don’t tell me you’re full because there’s plenty to come.
For our next course, we always had chicken soup with pieces of yellow-white, rubbery chicken skin floating in a greasy sea of lokshen (noodles), farfel (broken bits of matzah), arbiss (chickpeas), lima beans, pietrishkeh, onions, mondlech (soup nuts), knaydlach (dumplings), kasha, (groats), kliskelech and marech (marrow bones).
The main course, as I recall, was either boiled chicken, flanken, kackletten (hockfleish–chopped meat), and sometimes rib steaks which were served either well done, burned, or cremated. Occasionally, we had barbecued liver done to a burned and hardened perfection in our own coal furnace.
Since we couldn’t have milk or any dairy products (milchiks) with our meat meals flayshiks), beverages consisted of cheap pop (Kik, Dominion Dry, seltzer in the spritz bottles), or a glezel tay (glass of hot tea) served in a yohrtzeit (memorial) glass, and sucked through a sugar cube held between the incisors.
Desserts were probably the only things not made with schmaltz, so we never had any…..unless it was flummen (cooked prunes). Mama never learned how to make schmaltz Jell-O.
Well, now you know the secret of how I’ve grown up to be so tall, sinewy, slim and trim, energetic, extremely clever and modest, and if you want your children to grow up to be like me, you’re in gontzen meshuggah (completely nuts)!
Oh yes, don’t forget the loud greps (belch) — the louder the better –at the end of the meal as you unbutton or unzip your pants. It’s often the best part of the repast.
Zei mir gezunt (be well)…and order out Chinese.December 14, 2008 2:54 am at 2:54 am #627565dont have internetMember
well lately there hasnt been so much talk about tznius….but i dont know if thats such a good thing….considering the way people are dressing(i know there not the ones reading the crDecember 15, 2008 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #627566myshadowMember
I guess people that don’t wana talk about anything that forces them to look at themselves and admit that they might need to change. But the weather here in NY is stunning for a change!!!:)
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