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  • in reply to: Highschool diploma vs. G.E.D #825206

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    Do you think it’s important for a boy who skipped 12th grade and went to Bais Medrash to get a diploma/GED? How would you go about doing that, especially if I don’t think the principal from the hi school would cooperate. He’d probably insist that he has to take a few regents and maybe even class time.

    in reply to: My $21000 sacrifice to get my daughter out of her misery #822122

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    We just came back from visiting my seminary daughter. She’s my only daughter and very much the stay at home type. As part of the expense of seminary, we factored in going for Sukkos to help with the adjustment. We got to meet her principal, some teachers, and a lot of friends. She appreciated it so much, especially not having to arrange another 12 meals. The biggest issue was saying good bye all over again. We did see the scene in Ben Yehuda, but note that by Monday night, when all seminaries and some yeshivos were back in session, it was much different (almost quiet). Wishing you much hatzlocha with your daughter, just remember, “Hashem feers da velt”!

    in reply to: I am very sick. Please daven for me. #920091

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    My posts from 2 hours ago got lost somewhere

    in reply to: I am very sick. Please daven for me. #920090

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    Didn’t mean to write refuel but Refuah Shelaima! May this year bring yeshuos v’nechomos to gantz klal yisroel. It’s really time for Moshiach to come so let’s all daven like we really want it. Gmar Chasima Tova to you.

    in reply to: I am very sick. Please daven for me. #920089

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    YT may you have a refuel shelaima bekorov,MAMISH! May this year bring you and your wife only simchos and nachas! May your entire family be bensht with gezunt and mazal

    in reply to: electric guitar #802064

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    My sons first electric guitar was from an online order (maybe amazon). It was about $100 and it was perfect for beginner . He has since graduated to more expensive, more quality guitars, but that first one was perfect for the trial period.

    in reply to: About ice cream trucks I do shudder #962706

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    I thought I was the only one who gets annoyed by the ice cream truck music!

    in reply to: Life as the son of a Child Molester: My story #819636

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    Hatzlocha rabah in all your endeavors. Stay positive and may HAshem continue to help you.

    in reply to: Pa school or nursing school #781334

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    I hear there’s a 3 year program at Columbia where when you’re done you are a licensed nurse practitioner-does anyone know if this is a good idea? Does anyone know where & when the NLN’s are given?

    in reply to: Are you allowed to buy cut up fruits in a non jewish store? #778556

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    I know you’re talking about employees personal lunch, but I believe I heard somewhere that if the owner knows that his entire reputation is on the line and we the customers can make or break their entire business by losing their trust, then you could rely on the premise that they will not be using the knives that are supposed to be strictly only for fruits.

    in reply to: Are you allowed to buy cut up fruits in a non jewish store? #778552

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    What about a fruit store that doesnt sell anything else than fruits and veggies, like Shins Blue Ribbon on avenue m?

    in reply to: Favorite Cheesecake #773421

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    recipes anyone??

    in reply to: Need people to make my wedding B'simcha #768938

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    My daughter and her friends (graduating 12th graders) would love to come and dance. Just tell us the time, date and place. You dont even have to provide food, maybe just some drinks.

    in reply to: Whats with the off-the-derech teens?!?! #779414

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    I know so many kids that have learning difficulties and if this issue is not addressed by the schools ASAP these kids will possibly go off the derech eventually. These kids need something to give them satisfaction, like other kids get from “Chapping” a piece of Gemorrah, etc. Why aren’t they being offered on a regular basis other classes like Halacha or Hashkafa. Why dont they have Chessed programs (for boys) like going to nursing homes or packing Tomchei Shabbos packages or spending some time doing kiruv with Russians boys, etc.??? Start with once a month, say every Rosh Chodesh. These boys will have some incentive, and something exhilirating to look forward to. They, too, should have opportunity to feel accomplishments. One other idea, is to start implements training skills (plumbing, electrical, contracting,EMT….) into yeshivos. Trust me they would understand math and physics… even better. Times have changed and yeshivos should get with the program and see that the kids are no longer “cookie cutter” material.

    in reply to: HELP! horrible acne #743060

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    once a dr prescribes accutane, you have to go for monthly blood work to check your liver and it includes a pregnancy test, too. So you are constantly monitered.

    in reply to: Seiminary responses #742380

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    My daughter and her friends did NOT receive their responses from MeOhr yet-not until the 24th. Not Bnos Chava yet either.

    in reply to: Birthday/Yartzeit in Leap Year (2 Adar's) #742313

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    My husband has YarTzeit in Adar, so he said Kaddish on the night in the first Adar and by Adar Shayni he will keep the full YarTzeit as he always does

    in reply to: Hair Loss! #741204

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    Anyone know a solution for too much hair growth for teenager/girl.

    in reply to: PTach Program – Boys HS in Flat #738873

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    From what I’ve heard, the classes are smaller and therefore much more individualized attention. All subjects are taught in this much smaller forum. Although the kids do really nicely, Im afraid that they are never prepared enough to be mainstreamed into regular classroom settings. Check out the Arrowsmith Program, which does not teach anything academic but it is a full time program that strengthens the brain muscles (17 different muscles in the brain) and when the child finishes the program he/she is able to learn, process, understand, articulate, etc. almost every challenge that was difficult for them in the past. It is not a band-aid treatment like all the programs and therapies, it is a program that can fix the issues/problems and once strengthened, it will never weaken again. The muscle, the more its being used, will continue to strengthen. The program incorporates many different therapies, including speech, OT, vision, etc.

    in reply to: The name Shira – A Problem? #1160860

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    It’s not that I don’t C”V believe what Das Torah supposedly said, but I certainly don’t believe that it was meant as a blanket statement that every girl named Shira across the world has to change her name! If a psak was told to someone, it’s meant for that someone for a specific reason. Every time someone goes for a bracha (and talk about Brocha/Baruch, what kind of name is that??) and is given a different name, doesn’t mean that everyone with that same name has to change it, too.

    in reply to: The name Shira – A Problem? #1160842

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    My daughter’s name is Shira. She was named on Shabbos Shira. There are probably 5 or 6 other Shiras in her class. I know 2 others that named their daughter Shira on that same Shabbos, too. In today’s times when there are a lot of Tzoros (sickness,OTD,etc. Lo Aleinu) why do you post these types of comments, and open up a pandoras box and cause worry and concern to parents like myself. If you have Emuna & Bitachon that everything we do is with Siyata Dishmaya, including naming our children, then this entire post was not necessary!

    in reply to: Seminary #731212

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    My daughter went to camp Machanayim last summer (it is the camp run by Chava & Dovid Goldstein, they started Lahav this year). They are wonderful, amazing people. My friends daughter is in Lahav now and she’s having a great year-she wishes it would continue. The concept of half year is terrific. The program is well planned out-there is not alot of down time, which whole year seminary has too much of. They provide EVERY Shabbos in house unless a Shabbos is planned away with supervision, all together. They are looking for very well-rounded BY type girl.

    in reply to: On Chinuch and passing it down #713573

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    doesn’t sound like you have any teenagers yourself-much easier said than done

    in reply to: What Would You Do In This Scenario? #709634

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    How about just going out for the sake of “you never know” and then dealing with what MIGHT happen afterwards, afterwards!

    in reply to: Herring – Recommendations? #708357

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    just tried spicy oneg shabbos herring from schwartz’s-was delicious and also their danish herring…..wow, cant wait for shabbos

    in reply to: Salad Dressing #933752

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    sacrilege & blinky – I usually add a little honey to the same recipe. Its yum!

    in reply to: Most embarrasing moment outside #1041885

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    This past friday my daughter and her friend got off the city bus at a busy intersection. The bus was loaded with kids going home from school. Her friend started crossing the street, not paying attention to oncoming traffic. My daughter grabbed her and pulled her backward. Behind them was a small pothole which they both fell backward into. All their books went flying and they were laughing so hard they couldn’t get up. Of course no one came to help them.

    in reply to: DiGeorge Syndrome #704696

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    popa-what is that?

    in reply to: DiGeorge Syndrome #704693

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    I know most information relating to health but just wondering if anyone else has ever heard or dealt with this syndrome

    in reply to: Shmiras Ainayim & OTD #707363

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    Over and over again, I see a pattern of teens not getting the attention that they need/want and therefore start looking elsewhere for satisfaction. If the yeshivas/schools would start incorporating more stimulating activities into the agenda so that not only the scholastic kids are getting what they need, I’m SURE we’d see a positive change. Why can’t the schools incorporate more chessed activities (boys can package Tomchei Shabbos or visit men in nursing homes….even some kiruv functions in their yeshivos)? A teen that helps someone will feel a sense of accomplishment, especially if he/she is not doing well academically. I’m not even suggesting a daily change, how about once a week, or maybe even on Rosh Chodesh-it will give these kids motivation and something to look foward to.

    in reply to: DiGeorge Syndrome #704451

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    Thank you. She’s 13 years old and besides for needing to take some calcium supplements daily, she’s healthy B”H. She also has a lot of learning difficulties/disability but she is in a regular mainstream school (part of the day she is in a program called Arrowsmith where different excersizes are done that strengthens the brain muscles-we’ve seen tremendous all-around improvement) and gets a lot of tutoring help. She was diagnosed as an infant, and it has never come up in any conversation since then. Is there anyone out there that knows anyone with this syndrome? Will there be future shidduch issues?

    in reply to: Shaving Chest Hair #704635

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    I know someone who got a heter to shave/wax his back hair-he was having back pains and the chiropractor recommended it

    in reply to: Issues to be discussed in 12th grade #701164

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    For the last few months, ever since broken engagements and divorces of (newlywed) couples have become much more rampant then ever before, I’ve been preaching that there should be a new type of class given in girls and boys schools (obviously older grades) on “how to get engaged and stay engaged and how to get married and stay married”. I think it’s very important for schools and yeshivos to start addressing these issues. I think this type of discussion can be incorporated along with some hilchos yichud…type of learning, including also appropriate dating/talking….type of lectures.

    in reply to: SURVEY: Yeshiva Tuition Costs #1136252

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    My son is starting Mesivta in Far Rockaway in September. Tuition is close to $16,000. In Brooklyn, Mesivta & girls high school, between $9000 & $10,000

    in reply to: Cause For Teens At Risk? #688738

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    I totally agree that the yeshiva system MUST be revamped, both boys & girls schools. 1-kids these days have a lot of hashkofa questions. There has to be someone to answer them correctly. Why don’t the schools have someone like Rabbi Daniel Mechanic or Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein come once a month (maybe Rosh Chodesh) to have question/answer bull sessions? 2-why aren’t are kids inspired to do chessed? why can’t boys pack Tomchei Shabbos packages Thursday afternoons, or go to the nursing homes every once in awhile? I heard that one of the principals in a boys yeshiva when asked by the parents why the boys (especially those that dont excel academically) cant have chessed projects, was told “chessed is for girls, not for yeshiva boys! 3-I think that we need a little change of curriculum especially in yeshivas- why cant they learn alot more practical halacha-teach every day meaningful things like shmiras haloshon, kashrus, etc. 4-We need to see that kids these days are constantly seeking- seeking for answers, gratification, attention, satisfaction. Yes they are needy but its a different world than 20-30 years ago and we must start dealing with the issues before we lose more children. Each issue CAN be dealt with. 5-I think its time for all schools to realize that each child was created uniquely and just because he/she is not academically inclined doesnt mean the schools cant find a way to challenge/motivate them. There are many programs to teach teachers/mechanchim how to teach these students using different tools (using visual aids or even mp3 players/ipods). we have to reach and find something in each child. Each one can/should feel like they can excel in something. Why dont the yeshivas teach a little of a trade-boys can learn carpentry, painting, plumbing, photography-trust me, these are better life skills than science and social studies. And also, why does there have to be a test attached to every subject- The information would stick much better if they werent so busy cramming for the test. The atmosphere at home would be much more relaxing, too.

    in reply to: Improving my kids education #685755

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    If you really want to improve your childs education/well-being/confidence/future…..you should check into the Arrowsmith program. If you do have a p3 you will be reimbursed for a large portion of the cost. Anyone interested, there is an Arrowsmith presentation this evening, Wed., June 2, at 8:00, at Bais Yaakov of Boro Park for parents or educators.

    in reply to: Bnos Machanayim International #1085814

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    My daughter and her friends are going this summer. They are Prospet Park/Mesores girls. Alot of my daughter’s friends went last year and they’re going back again. I met the director, Mrs. Chava Goldstein. She’s a wonderful person. As a matter of fact, she and her husband, Rabbi Dovid Goldstein, are starting a 1/2 term seminary program beginning this Sept. called Lahav- it’s for BY type girls.

    in reply to: EMT Course? #683496

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    Does anyone know of EMT course given for women? Anywhere in Brooklyn? Is it useful for anything else than personal knowledge?

    in reply to: Are Regents Necessary? #681377

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    Another point to consider is why don’t they give Rabbeim english teaching positions. A- they could probably use the extra money, B- the same respect that the boys have during lemudei koddesh will be there for the english subjects.

    in reply to: Are Regents Necessary? #681376

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    The english department in most yeshivas do not work. There are a handful of students that listen and the rest are either too tired or uninterested to sit in classrooms that are being taught by mostly incompetent teachers. I don’t understand why they can’t hire normal teachers. If the non-jewish teachers are able to stimulate public school kids in the morning, why can’t they do the same in the afternoon in yeshivas. Why do my boys come home with a new teacher of the day/week in middle of March? Don’t the principals see there’s something wrong with their system? Why are the boys punished constantly with detention and writing assignments, when it’s clearly not their fault that the classes are boring? My son was punished for going to the gym after the teacher dismissed the class 10 minutes early because she finished teaching what she had prepared. What’s wrong with this picture?

    in reply to: Are Regents Necessary? #681374

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    I took regents when I was in high school and now my kids are taking them. I found them unnecessary then as I do now. Why doesn’t someone in the “know” post information about how to go about eliminating this nuance. Our kids these days are overloaded as it is, why add more pressure to them. Starting after Pesach teenagers eat, sleep, and talk about regent 24/7. Yes, even on Shabbos!

    in reply to: Most Efficient Way To Eliminate Warts #670975

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    Does anyone have any good advice for toenail fungus? I really don’t want to stay on antibiotics for a few months (which I hear is the recommended practice).

    in reply to: Alternative and Natural Remedies #670286

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    To Health….Thank you, I think thats what it is

    in reply to: Alternative and Natural Remedies #670262

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    doversh- 18th Avenue is a big stretch. Any street??? Thank you

    in reply to: Alternative and Natural Remedies #670259

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    I did, he just gave him some oily sample stuff to put on and then to follow up with alternating dandruff shampoos

    in reply to: Cholent Pot #767089

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    My cholent gets baked in an aluminum pan (keep it in oven or put into warming drawer before shabbos) and then thrown out afterwards. No clean-up at all.

    in reply to: Alternative and Natural Remedies #670257

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    Tried most of them. Works a little bit for a while, then comes back with a vengence. I’m a little afraid of the very strong stuff. My brother claims he is balding from all the dandruff shampoo he used as a teenager.

    in reply to: Most Efficient Way To Eliminate Warts #670964

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    Dermotologist told my son to get angry & yell at his wart on his finger to go away. I thought he was joking but he said he was being serious. He scraped it a drop to make it bleed. A few days later my son banged his finger against a table and it fell off and never came back again, B”H.

    in reply to: Alternative and Natural Remedies #670255

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    Does Anyone have a remedy for really bad dandruff? My 16 year old has really bad almost looks like baby’s cradle cap.

    in reply to: Heimish Tours in E”Y #686125

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    Simcha Hochman (I think that’s his name, or Hochbaum) has exellent tours to Kever Rochel & Chevron. I think (again) that the website is Hebrontours.com. He also does a walking tour of the Chomos Yerushalayim.

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