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May 17, 2017 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm in reply to: Burka Photo 🖼️👁️ #1277879
Can someone post the link where the picture is? I cant seem to find itMay 3, 2017 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm in reply to: Jewish Universities: Yeshiva U & Touro College ✡️🎓 #1269156
Touro Flatbush undergrad
The graduate programs I’m referring to ManhattanMay 3, 2017 11:54 am at 11:54 am in reply to: Jewish Universities: Yeshiva U & Touro College ✡️🎓 #1269138
I am in Touro. In the undergrad program, 9am-12pm is like a non jewish college – all types and coed.
In the afternoon and evening hours it is all female on Sundays, Tuesdays and thursdays and all male on Mondays and Wednesdays, and fridays.
The graudate programs are I think different buildings for frum and for coed.November 1, 2016 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm in reply to: Starbucks kosher? #1188793
I didn’t read the comments but I’ve looked into the Starbucks issue and it seems like many of their stores have become restaurants making the coffees not kosher.
If they dont serve anything other than coffee and drinks then it shouldn’t be a problem just make sure chalav yisrael milk is used (if u don’t drink chalav stam)August 17, 2016 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm in reply to: Why Yidden are the BEST! #1166596
Sure you can!! I’m not sure how that would work but I would love if I can get a copyAugust 16, 2016 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm in reply to: Why Yidden are the BEST! #1166583
Jaw Dropping Chessed Story!! Mi Kamcha Yisrael!
I”m having a very hard time understanding it all. Every Tisha Baav I hear that “if the Beis Hamikdash was not built in your generation, it is as if it was destroyed in your generation.” On my way to the Chofetz Chaim video today, I said “Hashem, I seriously don’t get it. Just look at your Jews, how could the Beis Hamikdash NOT be rebuilt??!!”. My mind zoomed back to the events that occured in a whirlwind Thursday. Thursday was the last day of Camp Simcha Special for the boys. My friend and I knew one of the boy campers who lives in LA, so we decided to meet him at the airport with pizza and donuts.
We helped all the LA campers with their luggage, checking in, and getting them to security. Once they walked through security, we were unable to stay with them. We decided to walk (in the insane heat) to the next terminal to help the London campers off. One camper was super cute and I asked for his signature. Unfortunately, the only thing I had available was make up. With his pudgy face,big brown eyes, and mop of curly hair he said (accent and all) “I want to autograph my name on your forehead!!”. I jumped back laughing “haaa nooo way, I’m in shidduchim, I need to get a shidduch!”. Suddenly I heard the all- too familiar motto of Camp Simcha being chanted “Do it for the kids, Do it for the kids”. In camp, you do EVERYTHING for the kids. You take yourself out of every equation and do whatever you’d never usually do…. but you do it for the kids. That’s all they needed to say… I stepped forward, bent down, and felt the liquid eyeliner swoop across my forehead. And then I saw the smiles on all the kids faces. Finally the time had come to take them up to security, and that we did. As my friend and I moved on to the next group, the Canadians, the incredible man orchestrating all the Camp Simcha Newark departures informed us that one of the Canadian campers didn’t have his passport on him, so he and a staff member were waiting behind while the others went through security. The passport ended up in two states away, and another incredible volunteer was already on the way down to pick it up. I was dumbfounded…a volunteer was going to drive several hours to pick up a passport and drive it back up to this camper. We offered to pick up food for the staff member and camper who were waiting for the passport, and ended up walking to the 7/11 across from the airport. I felt like I was on a jungle gym as I swung my legs over the metal divider to get across the highway. We picked up stuff and ran back to the airport. Against our wanting, it was time for us to leave ,as we had to pick up food from a warehouse to deliver to Tomche Shabbos.
A little after ten, I decided to reach out to the incredible person running all around the airport making sure everything was running smoothly, to thank him for all that he does for Chai Lifeline/Camp Simcha and to make sure that camper (whose passport was supposed to arrive by 7) had made it safely on the plane. His response “Funny story, we are still here. And my phone is dying.” I knew that this man needed his phone. He was keeping in touch with the camper’s parents, with camp, with everyone…he needed a phone.
I couldn’t go to Newark alone. It was the nine days and Tiki driving alone, without a gps, without a smartphone, and without a clue where she was going, at 10:30pm was just a stupid idea. I quickly reached out to two people. The first, to Chaim’s father…Chaim, the adorable boy in the hospital who I spent weeks with, the one who you all davened for. His father had once been stuck near Newark airport and had reached out to me. I int urn reached out to all my contacts who I thought may have Chaveirim of Newark’s number. Now it was my turn to get help from Chaim’s father, the same way he needed mine. I asked him for the number I had given him months ago. My plan was that if I couldn’t get there, perhaps Chaveirim of Newark could at least drop off a phone charger for him. As soon as I sent out that text, I turned to our communities mitzvah chat. The chat was started when Danny a’h was sick. I had sent out an email to you with a campaign “Do it for Danny”.. asking everyone to do mitzvos on Danny’s behalf. At the same time, my friend who had a smart phone, took that same campaign and created a community Mitzvah chat called “I DID a mitzvah”..DID- Do It for Danny. It is the most incredible chat I have ever heard of, where mitzvos and chessed are nonstop. I posted on the chat “is anyone going to Newark airport”. A second later “I am, private message me” popped onto the screen.
It didn’t make sense, why would this woman be going to Newark airport at this time of night? She tried calling me three times, as I tried finding other arrangements. Finally, I got a bunch of voice notes from her screaming at me that she wants this mitzvah. She admitted that she hadn’t really been going to Newark but as soon as she saw the message she left the gym and started driving. She gave me a million reasons why it was no big deal for her and why she was desperate for the mitzvah. I knew I had no choice and I asked her if she could pick me up.
It sent chills down my arms to think that both Chaim’s story and Danny’s suddenly became intertwined into one. Both stories suddenly came to my aid in time of need.
Within minutes she was outside my house. I had grabbed new toothbrushes and toothpaste and threw them in a bag. I figured this kid and staff member were up since the wee hours of the morning and who knew how much longer till they boarded their flight. Perhaps all they wanted was to brush their teeth! I grabbed some drinks and food and ran into the car. Once inside, I saw how excited she was to be a part of this mitzvah. I asked if she thought we could run to a store on the way and she said she had been thinking the same thing. The only store open at that time of night was Walmart. I ran like a madwomen through the aisles, carefully picking out food that would cover every type of craving. I got nosh and real food like tuna packets and crackers, I got drinks, pretzels, chocolate, and everything you could think of.
I then ran to a different aisle. I knew that all this staff member wanted was to get home. This adventure was not what the camper or staff had ever dreamed of or wanted. I decided to buy them a little something to soften the annoyance they may be having. I bought each of them an emoji pillow and matching emoji hard cups. I zoomed to the front, checked out , and we were on our way.
As I was in the car, I reached out to the volunteer who was picking up the passport to make sure everything was okay. The response back was “yes, I dropped off the passport ages ago, but I just heard that the original flight had been delayed, so there’s another camper and three staff members stuck too!”.
“BARUCH HASHEM I bought out Walmart” I thought to myself “at least there is plenty of food for everyone!”
I ran into the airport with tons of bags and a hand of chargers. But I was surprised. It looked like a lot more than three counselors. But hey, I don’t ask questions. I began to pour a drink into one of the emoji cups and walked over to one of the campers in a wheelchair, and slowly poured the drink down this throat.
I watched as all the nonJewish passengers stared at this group of Jews. They had stared when I stormed in with the endless bags of food, and they heard as the Jews asked who I was- showing they had not known me from before. I watched the non Jews the whole time, as they watched us. I saw a guy in a Camp Simcha sweatshirt open his suitcase, unpack it until he got to the bottom. He pulled out a tshirt, pulled off the tag and handed it to another guy in the group who proceeded to change into it.
I went over to him, I knew him from somewhere but couldn’t place it. When I asked him where I knew him from he said “oh, I don’t go to Simcha, one of the guys just lent this to me”. He then pointed at two others in the group and said that non of them were from Simcha, all were travelling on their own back to Canada, but when the flight got cancelled, they watched the Simcha group and were amazed..and somehow ended up hanging around them. I looked at the guy he had given his shirt to and he said “he was wearing a white shirt and I figured it would be more comfortable if he was wearing a tshirt so I gave him mine”.
I watched as all the non Jewish passengers started at this group of Jews…and I knew why they were staring….we are amazing. I saw noodles in foil on the floor and inquired about it. I was told that someone in the nearby community had heard about them, so she had made them noodles for supper.
I watched as all the non Jewish passengers started at this group of Jews…and I knew why they were staring…we are amazing.
A few minutes later, the man who was coordinating everything made an announcement. A volunteer from Bikur Cholim was bringing a handicapped accessible van to the airport and would be driving everyone up to Canada…everyone, even those three strangers….And the nonJews kept staring.
We got outside, took off our sweatshirts to cover the campers heads from the rain and loaded them onto the bus.
I watched as the nonJews started, and I watched as a stranger drove these strangers to Canada. I watched in amazement.
My mind was whirling from all the chessed I had seen in such a short time. My mind was whirling from all the Ahavas Yisrael going on in Newark Airport at 1:30am.
We headed home, on a high from all that we had witnessed. But we went the wrong way and ended up North instead of South. We had to turn around and head back. It was hashgacha pratis that we went the wrong turn because as we headed back the correct way, we saw a car horizontally across three lanes of the highway. The car was smashed from the front and the back. And then we saw a Jew with peiyos and all, next to a non Jewish man. We immediately stopped. “Are you okay???” We asked from our car. The man looked at us with a smile “We are fine bH! We were not involved in the accident. We are on our way from the country back to Lakewood. I’m an EMT and when I saw the car accident I immediately pulled over to see if everyone was okay. I called 9-1-1 and will not leave.”
My mouth dropped open. It was 2:30 am and this Jew had pulled over to help a stranger. He was clearly a Jew. He could have continued driving but instead he pulled over and made a kiddush Hashem.
Needless to say, when I arrived home at 3am, I still couldn’t organize my thoughts. I had no idea how I had the zechus to witness so much chessed, ahavas yisrael, and Kiddush Hashem in one night. All I knew, and all I know, is that I am part of an incredible nation.
I had watched as all the non Jewish Passengers started at the group of Jews and I watched the polices faces heard this Jewish man explain what he had explained to me. I had watched, I had seen, and I had learned. All I know, is that with people like this, there is no way we cannot be zoche to Mashiach.
It is my fervent hope that all of Klal Yisrael and all the Nations of the world ONLY see how incredible and amazing our nation is. It is my sincere hope that we always see the good of our people and always be witness to Kiddush Hashem.
And it is my utmost wish that this year we greet Mashiach , b’mheirah b’yameinu amen.December 9, 2015 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm in reply to: "Prayer" for Injured Kallah and all other injured and ill young people #1115226
Its so beautiful! Can you adjust the tefillah for my friend who is sick with a heart condition? She is married and has kids bhOctober 22, 2015 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm in reply to: Another Sem thread. But really, please- open me anyway! #1106685
Pninim Seminary is just like that. Focusing mainly on the hashkafos and has girls of all types.August 4, 2015 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm in reply to: HEY! Looking for a Seminary Packing List? #1094794
Do you need a very heavy winter coat in Israel?June 16, 2014 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm in reply to: Foods you disliked or never ate but then found out you actually like/love them #1019931
2) BBQ PringlesJune 11, 2014 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Common Sayings That Irritate Me #1148917
“I don’t know”
Well, please find outJune 10, 2014 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm in reply to: Inspirational One Liners #1048044
R’ Yisrael Salanter….
When HaShem created the world He created something from nothing.
Nothing IS something.June 3, 2014 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm in reply to: How Do I Deal With a Breakup? #1018443
I’m obviously not talking about a chavrusa and thank you sm29!
Anyone else?June 2, 2014 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm in reply to: MAZEL TOV: YWN CR Reaches 400,000 Comments #1137011
Where are we up to now?June 2, 2014 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm in reply to: Imagine a bump #1018322
Wow that sounds very dramatic!June 2, 2014 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm in reply to: all 48 states!! #1019826
There are 50 states in total
OURtorah – I’m rooting for you!May 28, 2014 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm in reply to: The Answer #1017416
I’m not understanding what this thread is all about…
Can someone explain?May 28, 2014 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm in reply to: Suggestions to Improve YWN #1225515
Sidi – There is a YWN app that has an option to also view the coffee room but I can’t view it normally. And I also can’t login and post from the app.May 27, 2014 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm in reply to: Suggestions to Improve YWN #1225504
The app needs to be updated!!!!! You can’t post anything or read the threads normally on the app!!!!!
And it also needs to be updated to use with iPhone 5May 27, 2014 2:35 am at 2:35 am in reply to: I Need Chizuk #1017001
Hey guys! Thanks for taking the time to post such inspirational stuff! And pulsingflower thanks for taking the time to post all that!! That must have taken a while!!May 23, 2014 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm in reply to: Why Do We Jump? #1016466
I once saw a girl davening like it was Yom Kippur during a Chuppah.
I’m not sure whyMay 22, 2014 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm in reply to: Why say tehillim? #1016481
Wow!!!! WIY this is amazing!!!! Thanks!!!May 22, 2014 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm in reply to: Why Do We Jump? #1016464
He also said that he is not sure why people put the siddurim to their face. You can’t see the words that way!May 22, 2014 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm in reply to: Why Do We Jump? #1016463
I’m a female and I think we learned that it’s a thing that everyone does because you have to wait three seconds. One person started and everyone slowly followed over time but really you shouldn’t do it.
Idk that’s just what our Rabbi said.May 20, 2014 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm in reply to: good teachers #1016066
Chapter 1 Mishna 6 of Pirkei Avot
“Yehoshua ben (son of) Perachia and Nittai of Arbel received the transmission from them [the rabbis of Mishna 4]. Yehoshua ben Perachia said: Make for yourself a rabbi, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge every person favorably.”May 20, 2014 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm in reply to: Inspirational Speeches #1016209
What’s the one about Mrs Aminof daughter?
Did you try Chevi Garfinkel or maybe Rabbi Wallerstein?May 18, 2014 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm in reply to: Can You Check Where Someone Is? #1015652
How can you track where someone is from an email?May 18, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm in reply to: Games for Shabbos #1191285
Are you allowed to do a puzzle on shabbos?May 18, 2014 5:41 am at 5:41 am in reply to: Siddur on a Smart Phone #1016381
Thanks I found itMay 18, 2014 5:09 am at 5:09 am in reply to: Siddur on a Smart Phone #1016379
I can’t find that okim siddur app…
What’s it called?May 18, 2014 5:08 am at 5:08 am in reply to: Siddur on a Smart Phone #1016378
Lesschumros – I can’t find that app you mentioned
You can text 616-613-OMER to get sefirah reminders every night by textMay 16, 2014 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm in reply to: shadchan email address list #1015670
What kind of shadchanim are you looking for? Which crowd of Jews?May 16, 2014 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm in reply to: Is Crohn's Disease a real issue? #1146385
Anyone that has crohns (or any digestive illness) should speak to their doctor about the diet and slowly weaning off the medication. No one should have to take all the medication or go through all the surgeries and suffering.
The diet works for most people. The people who it hasn’t worked for did not follow the diet exactly as he should.
This relative of mine has grown, gained weight, inflammation down to zero, iron went up…
The doctors don’t talk to patients about the diet because it’s all about money. If everyone goes on the diet then there would be almost no need for the gastrosMay 16, 2014 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm in reply to: Is Crohn's Disease a real issue? #1146382
A close relative of mine has crohns, he is on the scd diet and not on ANY meds. He is doing wonderful on the diet! He hasn’t had a flare in over a year BH and he runs his life just as he had before he was diagnosed he just can’t eat some foods.
He isn’t up to shidduchim yet but I don’t think there will be a big problem that he has crohns.
All diseases are geneticMay 16, 2014 3:42 am at 3:42 am in reply to: The World is a Better Place Today Because… #1029252
I conforted & walked home a random cute little boy who was lost and cryingMay 15, 2014 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm in reply to: Where you're from? #1015282
All 4 of my great grandparents were holocaust survivors and from 4 different countriesMay 15, 2014 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm in reply to: Non-jewish A Capella During Sefira #1015350
Why is it that it’s only the music that we’re looking for heterim? Not the new clothing or the haircuts…May 15, 2014 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm in reply to: Potato Kugel #1190658
This thread is like So Random!!!
@pixelate your gonna try to fry a pickle?
It was sliced down the long way
Let me know how it comes out!
I never liked pickles altogether, but when I tasted these I loved them!
I never made them but I’m assuming they are fried with the bread crumbs – or whatever they are- on top of themMay 15, 2014 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm in reply to: Could someone please explain this to me??? #1015219
I’d like a detailed answer on the purpose of lag baomer and what we are supposed to gain from itMay 15, 2014 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm in reply to: Could someone please explain this to me??? #1015217
rebyidd23 and HaLeivi are you talking to me?May 15, 2014 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm in reply to: What's your ring size/ shoe size? #1015148
Wow! YW- moderator 100 I did not understand a word of that!
If you don’t feel your getting anything out of it then why are you staying?May 15, 2014 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm in reply to: Shaving on Friday??? #1015611
Ur always allowed to shave on Friday because it’s special for Shabbos
They serve it in wolf and lamb restaurant! It’s so good it doesn’t taste like pickles!!
I think it has bread crumbs – or something like that on top!
Ever had fried pickles?? Delicious!!!!!