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  • in reply to: Commemorating the 60th Yohr Tzeit of Rav Yonasan Steiff Zt”l #1574218

    ahavas_yisroel
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    worthwhile to read his biography written by his daughter mrs. esther shulamis [steif] bleier published by feldheim. Amazing Tzadik and Godal!

    in reply to: 6:06 AM…I already voted #1190794

    ahavas_yisroel
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    So who did everyone vote for?

    in reply to: Mike Pence 2016 #1185798

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Folks don’t forget that even though Trump has a big mouth and is a jerk, that’s alot better than being evil, as Hillary is! She is rotten to the core, and will be bad for America, Israel, the Jews, and the world! So he’s a jerk! Big deal!! No one is perfect, and he certainly is not. But you have to weigh the pros and cons. She just doesn’t cut it at all!!!!!

    in reply to: is waterury a good yeshiva to send my son #1155496

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I have 2 grandsons who turned around this year and are on their own path of becoming bnai torah. w has a high success rate. most if not all hs go there after not fitting in the mold in their previous yeshiva. hatzlacha. ps speak to your rov etc for additional assistance.

    in reply to: KESER CHAYA 2014!! #1047865

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Can anyone tell me about the girls who go to Keser Chaya? Are they strong girls hashkafically? Do they have hashkafa discussions in school? Is the faculty warm and approachable? Do they approach a girl who looks like she needs it? Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.

    in reply to: Seminary Rejection #987338

    ahavas_yisroel
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    higuys, my daughter had the same story. She was “disinvited” a week before she was supposed to leave. We had only paid the deposit, but the school was refusing to refund it. My husband took him to a din torah, and we got every single penny back. I’m sure a din torah would help you! Good luck with getting in to a seminary, and I hope you have a super year!

    in reply to: Seminary #908865

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Can anyone give me the lowdown on Darchei Binah? My granddaughter is a great girl, goes to a reg. BY, but is a little out of the box. She needs a good hashkafic, less text, but intellectual kind of place. A place where she can speak to the hanhala about anything, get close, etc., a place where the girls are warm and friendly. She want to go to DB. Does this sound like a match?

    in reply to: Seminary options? #907930

    ahavas_yisroel
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    this is an absolutely amazing thread. Candy, you are SO helpful and full of knowledge about the different seminaries. I;’m going to have my granddaughter read this whole thread, and we’ll be back if she has any further questions. THANK YOU!

    in reply to: Seminary options? #907919

    ahavas_yisroel
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    She’s a smart girl, but I don’t think she wants to kill herself with schoolwork. She doesn’t want to be bored, but not a ton of work. She’s a good girl, goes to a regular BY high school, but doesn’t exactly fit the BY mold, if you know what I mean. She needs a bais yaakov, but not a frummy place. She needs good teachers/mentors that she can talk to and relate to. I think she needs/wants good hashkafa classes. Does that give you somewhat of an idea?

    in reply to: Seminary options? #907917

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I just found this post, and my granddaughter is going to EY next year, IY”H. She is thinking of Darchei Bina (I think that’s what it’s called). Does anyone know anything about that one? How academic, how hashkafadik, what kind of girls, staff, etc. Any information would be so greatly appreciated!

    in reply to: What to eat B4Tisha b'Av starts #887969

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Watermelon is supposed to be very good before a fast, since it’s full of water and hydrates. You should eat it throughout the day, not just at shelosh seudos.

    in reply to: We are paying the price. #869964

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I sure hope we don’t pay the price by having a very hot summer!

    in reply to: What's the secret to a good cholent? #870625

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Marrow bones absolutely make the cholent delicious! (Not very good for cholesterol, however!)

    in reply to: Mice in mein hoiz #994216

    ahavas_yisroel
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    ItcheSrulik, I’m waiting with bated breath to hear of this ancient skula.

    in reply to: Who Invented The Internet? #860616

    ahavas_yisroel
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    It certainly wasn’t Al Gorenisht.

    in reply to: Hilarious School Pranks #1229049

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Wow. I have to say REALLY not very funny or clever. I’m a little embarrassed. We never did anything so not nice in school.

    in reply to: I Dont Like Mitt Romney But I Guess I'll Vote For Him. #846904

    ahavas_yisroel
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    What I don’t get is if nobody is really crazy about Mitt Romney except for the ruling Republicans, WHY is he the frontrunner?! Newt is SO much better than he is. He can put that creep Obama in his proper place in a heartbeat. Santorum is also very good. So how did Mitt get to be the frontrunner?

    in reply to: Nichum availim from a distance #843303

    ahavas_yisroel
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    If it were me, I would prefer a phone call. When we were sitting Shiva for my mother A”H, people also MAILED us letters!(I know. So 70s) But they were beautiful letters, and we kept them. When I sat Shiva for my brother A”H 2 years ago, I got a lot of phone calls. Sometimes it was inconvenient to speak on the phone, so they left me a message. I appreciated it.

    in reply to: Helping smokers quit. #861660

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Someone offered my husband $10,000.00 to quit smoking. So, guess what? HE DID! No iffs, ands or butts!

    in reply to: "Do You Talk To Yourself?" #822379

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I hate to say this, but I talk to myself all the time! I have for years. It’s not that I talk to myself so much as it is I’m thinking out loud. I need to voice my thoughts. But it sure is embarrassing in the store, when I wonder aloud if I have any cucumbers at home!

    in reply to: My $21000 sacrifice to get my daughter out of her misery #822109

    ahavas_yisroel
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    The seminaries are very clear on this topic. If you pull out, they don’t refund. We had an instance, where my daughter was registered for seminary, but before she even got there, THEY cancelled on us, and refused to give us back our deposit. We took them to a din Torah, and they ruled they have to to refund all the money, which they did. But if YOU pull out, you have no recourse. and yes, it’s a very lucrative business!

    in reply to: prediabetics #881679

    ahavas_yisroel
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    gr8, I just read your recipes, and they are GREAT! My husband is a diabetic, and we are both always battling the weight. These recipes sound very good and I can’t wait to try all of them. Thank you so much!

    in reply to: Is The Story True? #811584

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I don’t think I would believe the NY Times if they said it’s Wednesday night right now.

    in reply to: Does Anyone Else Find This Short Story Disturbing? #840661

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I hate to say this, but Brooklyn has this reputation of being VERY unfriendly. They never say Good Shabbos unless they know the person. There is no out of town community that behaves like that, and the further you go from Brooklyn, the friendlier they get! I think individual people just have to start being nicer, in order to change Brooklyn’s reputation. Then maybe we can expect Mashiach!

    in reply to: Helping Fat People Lose Weight #801944

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I could really use some help in this department! I need some good ideas and methods of losing weight. My problem is that unless I really starve, I don’t lose any weight. I exercise moderately.

    in reply to: Is Moshiach almost here? #801191

    ahavas_yisroel
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    Amen V’Amen!

    in reply to: swimming on 17 Tammuz #787340

    ahavas_yisroel
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    When my kids were in camp, either day camp or sleep away, they did not swim on 17 Tammuz

    in reply to: Do you Celebrate American Holidays? #1114321

    ahavas_yisroel
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    I don’t believe Yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs should have off on any of these holidays, including Thanksgiving. Since most of the schools have all frum teachers, there is no need for them to be given off. We should go solely by the Jewish calendar, as we are Jews. The few schools that do not have all frum teachers can get subs. We don’t give off on December 25 or Jan. 1, even if the teachers are goyim. If the teachers need to take off, we get subs for their classes. I think a frum school should only follow the Jewish calendar.

    MDG, I like that line about the labor unions. Pretty true!

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