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February 27, 2009 3:12 am at 3:12 am in reply to: You’re In Charge of Brooklyn Jewry… What Do You Do? #1111298
hmmm…I think I would just move out of town 🙂
ames- just to add on to what you wrote above; being single many years I don’t mind when people give me brachos (as you so graciously gave me above) even hearing IYH by you doesn’t bother me, in fact I appreciate that as well. Yet, the shidduch parsha can be long and difficult for many people and hurtful comments don’t do anything to help the situation. I’ve heard everything from you’re being too picky to you don’t even want to get married (and everything in between)… and these are statements from random people on the streets who never picked up the phone and tried to suggest someone to me.
If people would just think even a little before they speak many hurtful comments wouldn’t be said, and many tears wouldn’t be shed.
A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.”
Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many “
The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.”
The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ are:
1. to see
2. to hear
3. to touch
4. to taste
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love.”
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous! A gentle reminder — that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
B’reishis – In the beginning,
Noach lech – Noach went
Vayayroh Chayay Soroh – and he saw Chaya Soroh.
Toldos – He checked out the yichus
Vayaitzay – and they went out.
Vayishlach – They didn’t like each other, so they sent each other away..
Vayaishev – The shadchan intervened and they returned to each other.
Mikaitz – In the end,
Vayigash – they got close
Vay’chi – and they lived happily ever after.
mod72- I was wondering about that one. Thanks for being so considerate. I get headaches from caffiene. yes, I know that also means no chocolate.
BasYisroel2- The problem I have with Starbucks is that I don’t like coffee (mods, don’t throw me out of here please) and I end up ordering water which costs more than coffee. Go figure that one out.
You’re treading on thin ice AL2. YW Moderator-72 :o) thanks coke not pepsi
Thanks again everyone for the Berachos. It’s very encouraging. I happen to not rely on ANY segulos. Been there done that. I just work on my connection to Hashem. I feel much closer to Him now than when I was doing a Segula.
Also, in regard to Davening for someone else in the event that I should get answered first, I asked my Rav about it and he told me not to concentrate on that and just Daven for myself and other people because I am not at the level to Daven only for another person putting myself aside. I felt fake when I was doing it only for another person because deep down I knew it wasn’t wholehearted. Everyone has to know themselves.
an open book- a notary is someone who vouches another person’s signature. They have to see the person actually signing the legal document. Once the person signs, the notary will use a stamp or seal and then sign it as well. I am also a notary, but I don’t live in Lakewood. Sorry I can’t help.February 20, 2009 1:03 am at 1:03 am in reply to: The Official Purim Thread – Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’simcha #640432
!aedi taerg 🙂
ames- AMEN! Thanks! That was beautiful and very touching. It’s always a Chizzuk to know people understand and care.
Also, Chas V’shalom I’m not jealous or down at all. It’s more that I don’t feel anything at all. I don’t know if that makes sense but as I said before I will try to work on it. Thanks for your idea of thinking about Aharon Hakohen. It makes a lot of sense and will definitely try it.
ames- Thanks! I appreciate that. How about a Bracha? That always helps.
It’s so funny that you even mentioned this idea because last night an acquaintance of mine quite a few years younger than me got engaged and her Vart is tonight and I’m still toying with the idea whether I should go or not.
there are breweries you can tour. that might be a good place to date.
ames- you really struck a raw nerve. After dating for many years and still single I find what you said to be the hardest part of my nisayon with Shidduchim. I will try to work on that area but I know it’s going to be tough.
how about the Hilton,
Ocean Place Resort,
The Tudor Hotel,
Park Avenue Hotel,
I think you get the point… and I think I need a bed! 🙂
I’m here, although I just came on now. I guess there are more moderators on than members. 🙂
Azi: you also forgot to say if you shop with a wagon or carry everything (especially since everything is in a 4 block radius.)
Also, we have to make sure your great, great, great, great… grandmother covered her hair in whichever shtetl she lived in.
These are the most integral pieces of information we would need. Then we might start suggesting.
Here’s a challenging one. How about not answering back if someone says something to you that you dislike, get embarrassed, etc…. Self control is tough, but mightily worth it. I believe someone who doesn’t answer back in such a situation has a great power to give Brachos. (Don’t know the Passuk offhand)
Thanks for putting it up again. I joined. If I see it going well, I’ll try to add more Perakim. Starting slow for now.
Joseph, I thought a Mezonos was enough for Melave Malke. I decided to wash this week on your suggestion. Thanks.
Moish, do you make your milkshakes? If yes, how do you do it? Sounds delicious. Oh btw, your frog is real cute.
This is totally off topic of the above conversation, but couldn’t think of any better place to put this, but would anyone have any ideas of what to eat for Melave Malke? I’m getting bored of cereal and milk. What do people do in general? I’d prefer something homemade as I don’t like to schlep out on cold winter nights.
ames- now that I’m officially nominated as Rebbe, I hope you don’t mind but how about if we start with Ga’avah? 🙂
1- even though I don’t post much, this site is definitely addictive. Maybe I’ll join in some more conversations.
2- I thought when areivim said about having a healthy childhood, he was referring to marvelous middos machine. I consider myself having had a healthy upbringing being brought up on marv. middos machine. Otherwise how would I know not to tell a lie, how to share, not to be a ba’al gaavah, etc…. 🙂
Brooklyn19- Please pardon my ignorance. I didn’t know there was a difference between Ashkenaz and Ashkenoz. I’ve got no Sephardi blood in me except for some Sephardi friends… if that counts 🙂 I like all Jews no matter their descent.
curious- can’t be coffee flavor, otherwise there would be 2 more ‘c’s in the word. I’m stumped.
If I was correct, you are correct. Maybe I was wrong. YW Moderator-72
Am I the only one who is Ashkenaz? Wow, I’m unique! 🙂
Or how about Rabbi Fishel Schachter? He’s Chassidish if I recall correctly, but I’m not sure where he speaks. I think he speaks in Ohr Yitzchok, in Flatbush. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Rabbi Yisroel Reisman speaks in Flatbush in Ahiezer every Motzai Shabbos. I know he’s not Chassidish but you can learn a lot from him.
How about an ‘R’?
musiclover- are you going to the concert also? If yes, enjoy!! I guess I’ll be seeing you there, along with another 2000+ people.
musiclover- I think so! It’s on the main floor.
musiclover- I am going to the HASC concert Sunday. I’m really looking forward.January 9, 2009 3:14 am at 3:14 am in reply to: POLL: Do You Think YWN Should Have More Mods To Go Faster #832122
qwertyuiop, just remember some of the best things in life are worth waiting for…. 🙂January 9, 2009 1:17 am at 1:17 am in reply to: The CR Laboratory: Try Your HTML Formatting Experiments Here #630686
curious- Am I allowed to guess the word?? Is it rhythm???January 8, 2009 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm in reply to: The CR Laboratory: Try Your HTML Formatting Experiments Here #630669
curious- just noticed your game. How about a ‘Y’
When parking at the corner, many times there are two white lines. (I think the second line is just to stop earlier on some streets because of trucks/cars turning. Correct me if I’m wrong.) You are allowed to park until the crosswalk white line over the other one. Many people will park behind the second line thereby losing a parking space. I know it’s only one space…. but every spot is integral!
I have a TOM TOM and love it- although while driving down the FDR drive one night it did tell me to take the ferry when it thought I was in the water :-), but it does not say the street names. So if you are going to go with the TOM TOM make sure it’s the version that says the names. I’m not exactly sure which version I have.
Just wanted to thank you for posting the recipe. I made it the other night for Yom Tov so I haven’t tasted it yet, but the house sure smelled delicious.