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    oilyhair
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    I really really need a good seminary packing list for a by sem (israel) that has amounts of each item. does anyone have one that they dont mind posting?! thanks a million!!

    (one without amounts is better than none..)

    and should i already start shopping?!

    #1139820

    Shluach mitzvah gelt

    #1139821
    Shopping613 🌠
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    Did someone say shopping? Lol, search the CR-it’s been posted before

    #1139822
    takahmamash
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    OMH here it is not even Purim yet, and you haven’t even helped Mommy and Tatty clean for Pesach yet, and you’re worried about packing for sem which isn’t even until when – September?

    #1139823
    zahavasdad
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    Money , Money and More Money

    you will needs lots of spending money

    #1139824
    oilyhair
    Participant

    well, if i see a good deal posted on lets say sweaters, which may not be around in august, dont you think i should buy?! wasnt quite planning on buying bandaids now, yknow?

    is $2000 of spending money enough? (im not a heavy spender but i also dont want to be strapped at all)

    #1139825
    writersoul
    Member

    Track down the 2017 Seminary Spreadsheet (or whatever the equivalent is this year). It has a lot of helpful information.

    And actually, shopping for some stuff now might be a good idea- you can get wintry clothing on sale as the season’s ending. But most stuff you can wait for (I started packing a week before, with most of my volume packing being the day of, though I did have some weird circumstances).

    #1139826
    shuli
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    Apparently the deodorant there isn’t the same. Bring your own. And like Zehavasdad said: MONEY.

    #1139827
    shuli
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    #1139828
    Nechomah
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    Shuli, I agree about bringing deodorant, but they do sell regular American brands over here, so you don’t have to bring a whole year’s supply. With luggage limitations, that’s a whole lot of space just for deodorant.

    As far as bringing money goes, you should have your parents set up a bank account with a bank that does not charge for withdrawing from ATM machines in foreign currencies – yes, there are still banks with good fee rates. There may need to be a minimum balance in the account to obtain this (no) fee rate, but it’s worth it. When you need money, your parents would deposit a certain amount in the account that they will tell you and you can withdraw the proper amount in shekels over here. You can find out the Bank of Israel exchange rate for the day before and do the multiplication (take a little bit less). It’s definitely better than getting dollars and paying money changers their fees since they will undoubtedly be higher than the rate you will get from the ATM machine. Also, there is less danger of theft with a card than with cash. Once the cash is gone, you can say goodbye. But a card can be cancelled immediately once you realize it has gone missing and a new one ordered to come to you in EY (student name should be on account with parent).

    #1139829
    oilyhair
    Participant

    Nechomah thanks so much for your words of wisdom!!! i will discuss that with my parents!!

    On that note….. what other smart tips do people have for sem students going to israel??

    #1139830
    Shopping613 🌠
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    Read seminary savy

    #1139831
    Joseph
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    How do Israelis manage to get through a day without American deoderant without smelling?

    #1139832
    shuli
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    The American brands of most things in Israel are more expensive than they would be buying them in the US. Joseph, like one of my friends used to say “For Israelis, deodorant is a luxury”.

    #1139834
    Joseph
    Participant

    If Israelis mostly don’t use deodorant, and consider it a luxury, then deodorant isn’t an essential product to be used and needn’t be recommended as an important item to bring.

    #1139835
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Americans do consider it a necessity.

    #1139836
    Joseph
    Participant

    How can it be a “necessity” for one set of countrymen (or women) but not another? Either it is a necessity as a matter of personal hygiene or it isn’t.

    #1139837
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Is running water a necessity?

    #1139838
    Joseph
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    At one time there were water carriers delivering water. In their absence, a method of delivering water is a necessity.

    #1139839
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    There were also outhouses.

    #1139840
    Joseph
    Participant

    And outhouses no longer exist so bathrooms are a necessity. If enough outhouses are built for everyone, you can manage without bathrooms.

    #1139841
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    No, thanks. I’ll leave that for you.

    #1139842
    Joseph
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    As long as it’s on your property. 🙂

    #1139843

    I have an excellent one.

    Ask the mods for my email address and I’ll gladly email it to you.

    #1139844
    wannabegood7
    Participant

    tip #1: watch what u eat! peamericans dont realize that there are different standards of hechsherim. when we see hebrew letters we automatically assume kosher. however, the hechsherim are pretty tricky. try to stick with aidus hachareidus, rubin and landau.

    #1139846
    oilyhair
    Participant

    attention mod

    can i have musictomyears email address? please?

    no

    #1139847
    oilyhair
    Participant

    mustictomyears

    mod are not letting… is there any way you could post your list in the cr? the other list thats on the cr is pretty confusing cuz english or something and i need a good list!

    #1139849

    I would post it but it has things on there that would not be appropriate to post on a public forum.

    Maybe i can email it to a mod and they’ll send it to you?

    #1139850
    oilyhair
    Participant

    attention mod

    is there any way you suggest that i can get her seminary packing list? it would be extremely helpful for me

    Let her post it here edited.

    #1139851
    oilyhair
    Participant

    musictomyears

    mod suggests that you post it hear edited. is that possible for you to do? maybe use hinting words for the things that are inappropriate on a public forum..

    thanks a million!! 🙂

    #1139852
    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    Inappropriate hints are inappropriate.

    #1139853
    oilyhair
    Participant

    okay but how innapropriate can a seminary packing list be? there is a way to use hints that arent quite inappropriate by making more generalized statements

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