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    He never said he’s against circumcision for religious reasons. All he said was that he did some research and decided not to circumcise his sons. It wasn’t a blanket, “nobody should do it”, “it must be banned” kind of thing. It was a personal decision and he’s not shoving it down anyone’s throats

    in reply to: Chabad? Most non religious Jews are not halachikly Jewish. #1700543
    anonymouse1079
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    I don’t know how it works with Chabad but someone with Aish told me that more often the “Patrick Sullivan”s are Jewish because their mother is Jewish and the non-Jewish sounding part comes from the father, while you have to be careful with the “Matthew Rosenberg”s because their father is Jewish but their mother might not be.

    in reply to: Words That Changed Their Meanings #652369
    anonymouse1079
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    In the US “momentarily” means in just a moment. In England, it means “for just a moment”

    in reply to: Zionist Quote #649209
    anonymouse1079
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    hoods- Why did the jews have to take israel over in palistine the yidden were frum the arabs were quite and everything was calm

    What gives you this impression? 1929- massacre of about 70 Jews in Chevron, 20 in Tzfat and several more in Gush Etzion.

    This is only one instance of Arab violence pre-State

    in reply to: Zionist Quote #649116
    anonymouse1079
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    I know most people here don’t “hold by” Zionism. But Herzl originally wanted Israel after his “brilliant” (sarcasm intended) assimilation plan was derailed by Dreyfuss case. Chamberlain offered Uganda, he said no and then there was a pogrom in Kishinev so he changed mind and decided to accept Uganda.

    anonymouse1079
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    ames-

    Something like that already happened at a college in Toronto. Can’t remember all the details but there was a group of Muslims that even though they could already get halal meat at the cafeteria, wanted them to stop serving pig meat altogether.

    in reply to: JSnopes #643838
    anonymouse1079
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    google “jewish urban legend” and you’ll see it already exists.

    in reply to: Quiz Type Questions: Tanach #1106562
    anonymouse1079
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    kiruv wife- I don’t think Binyamin knew. There’s a Rashi that all 10 of his sons were named l’zecher Yosef in some manner. If he knew Yosef was alive, why would he have done this?

    in reply to: Quiz Type Questions: Tanach #1106539
    anonymouse1079
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    I heard this one awhile back and still don’t know the answer: There are 4 couples in Tanach where the husband and wife have the same initial. I’ve only figured out Na’ama/ Noach and Aharon HaKohein/ Elisheva. Anyone know the remaining 2?

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226494
    anonymouse1079
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    I have a story that’s a bit funny but also shows the hashgacha of Hashem. Someone who lived quite far from me (Canada) was suggested. It was difficult for me to travel then since I ha just started grad school and he also was unable to travel at that time. We never found out info about the other just that distance wouldn’t work then.

    Fast forward 2 1/2 years, someone else suggests a Canadian to me. This time we both went for it. When we got engaged, the first person told me that’s who she wanted to set me up with.

    in reply to: Inspiring Rabbi Stories #658531
    anonymouse1079
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    I just read this in a parenting book about the Alter of Slobodka. There were 2 talmidim who were friends, one did very well in learning and the other struggled. The one who trouble was constantly getting praised and attnetion from the Rebbe and the other one was ignored in a way. Much later, the better student was sitting shiva and the rebbe came. The student asked why he was there since the Rebbe seemingly never noticed him. The Rebbe replied that he was doing well in learning. Praise and attention would only benefit the yetzer hara. The student who struggled had a place outside of the yeshiva too and needed encouragement and from the Rebbe for his yetzer tov.

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    One of my favorite stories is of a man who went to his rebbe and complained that no matter what, his wife was never ready for Shabbos on time. There were always things left undone. The rebbe looked at him and asked “Have you picked up a broom?”

    in reply to: Disturbing Details Revealed In Crazed Chimp Attack #638576
    anonymouse1079
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    We had a dog growing up so I’m not scared but since my toddler is terrified if a dog comes too close, I do sometimes try to avoid them.

    Also, I just heard of a (Chassidish?) minhag that a pregnant woman shouldn’t look at any treif animals.

    in reply to: Mashed Potato Recipes #637904
    anonymouse1079
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    shepherd’s pie—

    mix cooked ground beef, fried onions, and any veggies you want (corn, carrots, green beans, etc.) put in a pan, with mashed potatoes on top. bake for abut 1/2 hr on 350.

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226141
    anonymouse1079
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    Where does being called the wrong name on first date rank?

    in reply to: Lets Change the Name of the U.N. #633645
    anonymouse1079
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    I once saw on a car in Israel “Unwanted Nobodies”

    in reply to: Please Share Recommendations For Children’s Fiction #670097
    anonymouse1079
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    For little kids (toddler and pre-school), I’d recommend Sandra Boynton and Richard Scarry books. Both authors are entertaining for the parents to read over and over and over and Richard Scarry puts so much detail into his pictures that almost a year after getting one of his books, we’re still finding new things.

    in reply to: Kugel, Anyone? #759649
    anonymouse1079
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    squash kugel – it’s sweet and even my anti-vegetable 2 year old loves it

    2 medium-large butternut squash or 2 frozen pureed 10-ounce boxes

    1/2 cup sugar

    3 eggs

    3/4 cup oil

    1 cup flour

    3 tsp. baking powder

    Pinch of salt

    1 tsp. vanilla

    1/2 tsp. cinnamon

    1/2 tsp. nutmeg (optional)

    Bake squash and scoop out middle or defrost the frozen pureed squash completely. Mix all the ingredients together in the order that is written. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or in a mixer.

    Bake in a deep-dish pie shell or in a well-sprayed round or square pan (not a 9″x13″). Bake until toothpick comes out clean.- about 1.5 hrs

    or I make a basic salt and pepper noodle kugel but mix defrosted Bodek spinach or broccoli in with fried onions.

    in reply to: Good Towns For Anglos #631273
    anonymouse1079
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    Beit Shemesh and the Buchman section of Modiin are heavy on the English speakers. When we were doing research, we were told by residents of Beit Shemesh that their kids almost never spoke Hebrew since all their friends are American (for us, that’s one reason why we rejected it).

    in reply to: Moving To Israel #661266
    anonymouse1079
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    kollelman-

    Back to the original questions that started this thread, I could answer some based on my experience.

    Apartment – Renting is less common than buying. Personally, we’re renting for a one year lease to make sure we like the community/neighborhood we’ve chosen and then are planning on buying

    Official Aliya or Tourist. Pros and Cons- If you make aliyah officially, there are financial benefits based on marital status, # and ages of kids. You’ll also get the health insurance. If you’re a tourist you can’t work (legally) and if you do decide to make aliyah, the time spent there already may lessen your benefits.

    Ship our car? – Not the best idea. The tax on importing a car is something like 100%. Getting around by bus is the norm in some places. Also, it’s more common in certain fields of work to get a company car (high-tech especially)

    Taxes, American and Israeli- You will always have to file taxes but unless you’re making in the 6 figure range I believe, you won’t have to pay anything if you live out of US. But (unless Obama changes this), you still get child tax credit.

    in reply to: Moving To Israel #661258
    anonymouse1079
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    mamash-

    Thank you. We have the Bayit Ne’eman book, went on a pilot trip and now have an apartment in Modi’in waiting for us.

    We’re packing books, clothes, and toys and the movers are doing furniture, breakables, and other large or bulky items. I was just asking the best way to pack seforim so that they’re packed and the boxes are out of the way until the shippers come but that you’re still treating them with kavod (ie not having the box directly on the floor or trying to keep other things off the boxes).

    in reply to: Moving To Israel #661253
    anonymouse1079
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    kitzur – Since you just went through this, I had a question for you. As I mentioned previously, we’re making aliya fairly soon. Assuming you sent a lift, how did you pack your seforim? Right now, one box is packed, sealed and on a table. I don’t want them to end up on the floor or have other boxes on top of them but we’re running out of room for the packed boxes. Also, is there to ensure when the shipping company comes that other boxes aren’t placed on top of your seforim or is it out of your hands and less of an issue then?

    in reply to: Help a Frum Girl Win $100,000 With a Simple Vote #625129
    anonymouse1079
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    For everyone who did vote, I just got an email that she won:

    I just learned that Leah and I are the Grand Prize Winners in the Wells Fargo Someday Contests. I want to thank all of you for your tremendous support! This prize will allow Leah to grow Yaldah magazine professionally, to sponsor girls retreats, camp scholarships, and launch Yaldah media: quality books for girls. Leah has worked relentlessly the past 4 years to pursue her dream. Now she can continue her mission of connecting Jewish girls of all backgrounds worldwide. Last Sunday our vote count really took off as the contest reached Jewish communities near and far. I realized that that day happened to be Rochel Imeinu’s yartzeit. So, I wish you nachos from

    all your children, and may your daughters become like Sarah, Rivkah, Rochel, and Leah.

    Our family looks forward to sponsoring a celebratory kiddush. Stay tuned.

    Evelyn Krieger

    in reply to: Moving To Israel #661252
    anonymouse1079
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    My family is making aliya in a few weeks. If you’re serious, deifinitely check out nefesh b’nefesh. As for communities, check out tehilla– )http://www.tehilla.com/pilotTrips/communities.asp) They list cities/neighborhoods by geography and details like approximate %age of frum people, English speakers, etc.

    I’d be happy to answer any more specific questions.

    in reply to: Whats For Supper Tonight? #627696
    anonymouse1079
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    I’ve recently started making an interesting dish of eggs, peppers, cheese and corn. It doesn’t sound like it would go together but it’s very good, especially if you use fresh corn. If you’re into spicy (like my husband), top with salsa

    in reply to: margarine=oil #1099696
    anonymouse1079
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    The applesauce for oil substitution works nicely and not just for desserts. I even did it for a carrot kugel once.

    in reply to: Scene at OíHare Airport in Chicago This Past Sunday Afternoon #622010
    anonymouse1079
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    If father/daughter and husband/wife touching in public is not tznius, how is it that Chassidim do the mitzvah tanz? Also if it happens to be a chuppat niddah, doesn’t not touching during the dance advertise that to everyone? I’m not trying to denigrate the minhag, I’m genuinely curious

    in reply to: Modern Music…..prohibited? #621786
    anonymouse1079
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    I hadn’t heard of any issues with music until now (other than certain concerts being cancelled). Can someone please tell me the source or reasoning behind this? I myself listen to music mostly on Erev Shabbos to keep company while cooking and cleaning

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