December 15, 2010 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #593517
When I was a kid,someone told me if I swallow my gum,all my insides would get glued together.People also said if a cat or dog follows you around,it’s a gilgul and just tell it you’re moichel it(“mochul loch” 3 times).When I told people I was afraid to get a computer (even though I write)because it would waste a lot of time,they told me I’m being silly…ahem…Here I am,doing what exactly??:)December 15, 2010 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #717706
If you eat watermelon pits you grow a watermelon tree in your stomachDecember 15, 2010 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #717707
“People also said if a cat or dog follows you around,it’s a gilgul and just tell it you’re moichel it”
I’m always saying that to pesky flies 🙂December 15, 2010 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #717708artchillParticipant
If you are making a silly face and a Chicago style cold wind gust comes through, your face will be stuck like that forever!!December 15, 2010 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #717709YW Moderator-80Member
im not sure what people mean exactly by bubbe maasehs
and if they are using the term in a belittling way
some “bubbe maasehs” come from bubbes who had Kedusha no one here can even imagine.
the cat gilgul maaseh has sources.
i think we’ll change the titleDecember 15, 2010 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm #717710
If a cat was following me, I’d be pretty suspicious. Cats don’t usually follow strangers.
Now, if I had been feeding it…December 15, 2010 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #717712
Oh! Folk stories?
I believe in Hansel and Gretel, and in the three little pigs.December 15, 2010 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #717713mikehall12382Member
if you put powder around your bed at night, when you wake up you will see what looks like chicken feet prints….December 15, 2010 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #717714
Is it called superstitious? Whatever its called my mother was very into it! Definately the gum one! And the one where if someone stepped over you you would stop growing! The worst was if you walked in your socks C”V something terrible would happen. We would jump all over the house if we couldnt find our shoes I once took a step in my socks by mistake and i couldnt sleep that night i was so scared. But maybe that does have a source. I dont know.December 15, 2010 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #717715
If you drink havdala you get a hairy chest.December 15, 2010 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #717717
If my Aunt had a beard, she would be my uncle.December 15, 2010 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #717718
no sac- i heard it differently- if a girl drinks it they grow a beard!December 15, 2010 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #717719
Blinky i heard that one too! If you drink the Havdalah wine you grow a beard. And however high you hold the Havdalah candle thats how tall your chosson will be.December 15, 2010 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #717720
that explains it 😉December 15, 2010 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #717721ImanonovParticipant
If you donate $18 to Vaad Hatzdokoh you’ll never wake up dead.December 15, 2010 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #717722
uh oh….do you have a beard? lolDecember 15, 2010 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #717723
Bestima and sac- there must be some basis of truth to it if a few ppl heard of it… i also heard of the havdala candle!December 15, 2010 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #717724
Imanonov lol!December 15, 2010 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #717725
Kupat Hair!!December 15, 2010 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #717726aries2756Participant
You can’t go to the zoo if you are pregnant because you can only look at beautiful things.December 15, 2010 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #717727
A very handsome one at that.December 15, 2010 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #717729
aries i know that is written somewhere dont remember where thoughDecember 15, 2010 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #717730
How about these?
-7 boys in a row “you go straight to gan eden”
-Chilul Hashem and Motzi Shem Ra…no full teshuva
-Tooth Fairy Benefit Card(part of Obama’s Stimulus Package)
-What goes around comes around
-what goes up must come downDecember 15, 2010 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #717731real-briskerMember
walking over a personDecember 15, 2010 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #717732
you may not want to boast about that. You may scare off WIY;-)December 15, 2010 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #717733maahMember
“You can’t go to the zoo if you are pregnant because you can only look at beautiful things. “
This is a great example of why we must keep mesorah, whether it makes sense or not!!
The actual saying, minhag, whatever you want to call it is, you shouldn’t look at animals, while pregnant. many seforim bring it down.
(Bronx zoo, Bronx ppl looking at zoo while pregnant, you get the picture)
now imagine someone said you should only look at pretty things, you’ll say they’re nuts, and go to the zoo. In reality the person was correct we shouldn’t go to the zoo, but the reasoning was incorrect. lesson learnt stick to mesorah, whether you understand it or not.December 15, 2010 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #717734
elipse do the 7 boys haveto be in a row? I have 7 boys and i think anyone who raises 7 boys whichever order they come in definately deserves to go straight to Gan Eden!!!December 15, 2010 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #717735
I heard “in a row”,but I agree with you!December 15, 2010 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #717736
I think anyone who has 7 GIRLS should go straight to Gan Eden!December 15, 2010 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #717737
If you take the un-cut bilke from shaleshudos, pierce it with the knife you used to cut the bilke you ate at shaleshudos, place it under your pillow, wake up at midnight and look in the mirror, you’ll see the person you’re destine to marry.
Heard in Camp Mogen Av, back in the ’70sDecember 15, 2010 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #717738
That, and grasping your thumb with your other hand will protect you from the shaidim that were in the trees at night (the trees that lined the path from the shul to your bunk, where you needed to go to get your flashlight for night activity)December 15, 2010 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #717739oomisParticipant
The mesorah of not looking at ugly things during pregnancy has its basis in the story of Yaakov Avinu and his flocks of sheep that gave birth to speckled, spotted, and ringed lambs when the mothers looked at the staffs that he carved in those designs when mating.
The not walking in socks goes to the halacha of an aveil not wearing shoes. So it is an ayin hara to walk in shoeless socks UNLESS one is sitting shiva. Bare feet are not the same problem.
I held the havdala candle at least six feet high every motzai Shabbos and STILL married a short guy. So there.December 15, 2010 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #717740deiyezoogerMember
“if you put powder around your bed at night, when you wake up you will see what looks like chicken feet prints…. “
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(????? ?)December 15, 2010 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #717741WIYMember
LOL! Im maskim!December 15, 2010 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #717742
Sacrilege anyone who raises 7 of anything deserves to go straight to Gan Eden!December 15, 2010 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #717743YW Moderator-80Member
i personally would NEVER walk over someone. i dont know why. but it was very important to my Bubby and thats good enough for me.December 15, 2010 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #717744
“I held the havdala candle at least six feet high every motzai Shabbos and STILL married a short guy”
So your saying I should get off the chair? 😉December 15, 2010 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #717745WIYMember
I just raised 7 fingers into the air. Thanks for the tip. 😉December 15, 2010 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #717746deiyezoogerMember
“That, and grasping your thumb with your other hand will protect you from the shaidim that were in the trees at night”
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????? ??December 15, 2010 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #717747
Best Ima is right.. raise 7 kids and you’ve already been thru gehenom!December 15, 2010 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #717748
I know people who would gladly take that “Gehenom”.December 15, 2010 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #717749Rak Od Pa'amMember
Glad to see you rcoveredDecember 15, 2010 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #717750
For that effort,WIY,you get to go to Garden of Eat-in.December 15, 2010 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #717752
“raise 7 kids and you’ve already been thru gehenom”
*Gasp* I’m telling!December 15, 2010 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #717753
If you eat the crusts of your bread, you grow strong bones!
If you put your tooth under your pillow, you will find $ there the next morning!December 15, 2010 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #717754whatrutalkingabtMember
I know you were kidding, but that comment can kill somone who is still waiting for the bracha of childrenDecember 15, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #717755
How about, if you stand while you eat, you get fat feet? I dated a girl who did it all the time….she was a size 0(zero)!December 15, 2010 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #717756
I was afraid of that, but whats the alternative? Hide the fact that we have kids? Suppress each cute story we know of that pertaint to children? Or negate the fact that they are hard to raise?
I know how painful that topic is, and meant no harm. I sure hope none was taken.December 16, 2010 3:25 am at 3:25 am #717757real-briskerMember
mod 80 – did u hear if u walk over u have to walk backDecember 16, 2010 5:44 am at 5:44 am #717758ronrsrMember
anyone who posts regularly in the coffeeroom will never post while dead.
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