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wooooa, give her a break, I say. Mostly i have heard that girls wear casual for the first date. I keep hearing different advice about first date rules such as heels or casual clothes. everyone has a different “shitah”. I dont see what is so bad about wearing casual on the First date anyway. She probably didnt think that you were taking her out to dinner. it seems like she didnt look like a shlump, and you say she has a great personality- i think you should definitely go for the 2nd Date and mention where you will be going and I’m sure she will dress up accordingly!
thats very interesting about being center brained. being right brained- i dont have a hard time usually making decisions. as a policy i try not to regret decisions and trust Hashem that He led me to the right one, whether its hazlenut or mocha, or between professions. i have heard from chinuch expert that this may be from never having the ability to choose from youth. in allowing our children to make their own trivial decisions (which pajamas would you like to wear? what do you want for lunch?) gives them the foundation and whats more the confidence in subsequent decisions.
Simcha Leiners; Rachel Mivaka Al Banehah about the Fogel Family in Itamar is emotional and moving
If you like ‘you raise me up” than you must check out the Yaakov Shwekey Version. he did a great job. i agree with starting small. its the only way to grow.
Another tip i find helpful is go back in time. as in, listen to the oldest music that you can find, and delete the more recent stuff.
you might enjoy FreePlay music, as it says- it is free, and instrumental which solves some of your problems. also, Yanni of course is classic. His music is so beautiful.
i think i had a typo back there thats confusing- in my 1st paragraph i wrote it doesnt mean its wrong, right? and i should’ve written, it still means that its wrong, right?
forgive me- its almost 2 am here
Hey Basket of Radishes-
I too call myself a musicphile and have had a very hard time enjoying Jewish music and avoiding pop music that i love so much. Its very frustrating!! Its just an undeniable fact that secular music IS better. ok fine, its an opinion, but i cant see anyone denying it. that doesnt mean its wrong, right? i mean, maybe pork is delicous, and maybe drugs feel great- but still it IS wrong. Kol HaKavod for you for recognizing this challenge that many of us face. really- its difficult but well worth the struggle because the effect of non jewish music is very strong. music is a powerful tool.
So, over the years i have sought out and have been mostly satisfied with my findings, so here goes:
(Disclaimer: ok, i know that many of these artists use parodies, or mimic pop music but if you find it offensive in my opinion thats an indicater that this is not meant for you and please be open minded that for some people this really is keeping us from other sources and we’d rather not be attracted to this tone of music but can’t help it!)
Aryeh Kunstler: nice acoustic guitar sound, many people really enjoy him
Gershon Veroba: beautiful voice with great lyrics, i never tire of him
Zacharia Salsberg: you’ll be amazed when you hear this, not only is his voice amazing, his country music is soulfull and beautful
Zevi Kaufman: his song, Nafalti, i love
I also enjoy instrumental music, i find that as a great outlet
Voices from the heights: YU accapella group
Matisyahu: k, i dont love him either, but i do appreciate some of his stuff like; time of your song, jerusalem, we will walk, his beat box is good
Yitzchak Simcha: did an album called pardes, with great harmony, my fav song is Hallelu
Teknoy: you probably might enjoy
Six13: i dont like them cuz of there “way too accurate” paradies that dont sound different at all, but maybe for that reason you’ll like it
Oif Simchas: Israeli, great dance music
Moshav Band: classic, the latest album Misplaced is great high quality music, i dont think any earlier stuff is worth it
Lev Tahor: come on, who doesnt love eli shweibel?
Gad Elbaz: israeli, he does all genres, dont get put off
Emanuel Neuman: i have a few songs of his like the puzzle, Kanfei Nisharim, and E’ Lecha he has a great voice and the musics good
Benny Freidman: No Lyrics- love it!!
I hope that this has helped you, as it has helped me immensly. Im curious as to what others have to say on this! i know some really great Kol Isha too if someones interested
Diet pill scare me, frankly and are NOT the way to lose weight. they are invasive, potentially harmful, and just a big risk when you take them. you will definatly lose weight if you burn more calories than you eat, thats the rule of thumb for weight loss, which you probably know. sometimes the easy way out is just not the right one. these meds may also damage your metabolism (like yo-yo dieting) from losing muscle instead of fat because of a too-low calorie intake. i hope this gave some insight but please consult a doctor/nutritionist!
All of what you’re saying is idealistic yet very unrealistic (did not mean to rhyme that but it just came out). i dont know about you, but im in the “late teens” and most of my contemporaries started wearing make-up in about 10th grade, and many started in 9th, some girls really over did it. its absolutly wonderful to have the outlook that HAshem is the greatet make-up artist.granted. unfortunatly that is not what the media nor our society states. every girl out there (and i mean EVER, no matter what you think) has a very very low esteemed outlook on herself, thanks a lot to stupid advertising which boasts extrememly skinny models with airbrushing to boot. girls and boys for that matter now have an exreme twisted view on how girls are supposed to look. so i can NOT blame anyone out there who feels like they must glob on the makeup and speak badly of themselves. its a real terrible situation that people must be aware of. unfortunatly telling a girl that she looks fine naturaly just wont cut it these days. chaval, because every one does look better natural.