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  • in reply to: Shidduchim – NASI's escrow program has run its course #998053
    AZOI.IS
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    Imho, the age gap might have been ONE factor in causing the problem, but theres no way you can do anything about it. Guys and their mothers decide what they want.

    Most of those who invested in NASI were older girls, who are very hard to find Shidduchim for. At that age everone has already heard of all the available names out there. The Shadchan potentially making a killing when he/she makes a Shidduch, isnt going to change the singles’ interest in a date with someone, if theyre not interested.

    in reply to: How to Successfully Appeal Increase in Property Taxes in Brooklyn? #935963
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    Has anyone been able to lower their taxes on their private homes in Brooklyn? If yes, how?

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    yeshivaworlder

    I’m jealous, Azoi.Is. I’m jealous of the free time and lack of worries in your life. Me, I don’t have time, energy, or willingness to notice the sartorial choices of 50 year old women, let alone start a thread in the YWN CR about them.

    Jealous? Hmmmm. The comments take about the same amount of time to write, as the Original Post.

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    gavra_at_work,

    They also have to marry off children.

    Oh. Did mothers who do grocery shopping on a slushy night in 3″ heels become a new requirement? Thanks for the information.

    Although if they trip on the slush they dont look too pulled together.

    in reply to: Whats your typical menu Shabbos night and day? #933595
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    Any new great tasting and healthy suggestions?

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976509
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    zman7777 and Mods,

    Sorry. I missed the 4 day old post from zman7777.

    I thought that they were still looking to get in touch.

    I apologize.

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976507
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    mms601,

    for example Vais Sewing Machine Co

    Thanks, all, but this is not for the sewing trade, its for the knitting trade, most of which doesnt exist in the USA anymore, except for some small pockets out there.

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976504
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    DY,

    Put them on ebay.

    We considered that.

    A roomful of eqipment, and ship the roomful to Timbuktu at huge shipping cost, when theres an interested party probably in the NY area, and probably a Heimisher who could benefit from some of it?

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976502
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    Is there any way you can think of that two parties, one interested in selling and another in buying, can be put in touch (especially if both seem to be maskim)?

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976501
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    Can Mods please let me know why I havent heard from anyone. Is this perhaps some kind of a Purim shpiel?

    I don’t know, I haven’t been modding your posts. But our standard policy is not to facilitate communication, as you well know.

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976496
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    Sounds good. Ill post here when I get any communication from a Mod.

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976493
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    squeak,

    The reparations you owe are more than the machines are worth.

    Pretty funny! Only thing is, the previous owners never had a mill, all they did was supply to the mills! They never did a single unscrupulous business thing… but still youre pretty funny…

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976490
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    zman7777,

    Thanks! All are in perfect condition- all never opened boxes. A roomful.

    You say your dad “was in this business”, how would they be of use now?

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsóJunk Metal? #976487
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    zman7777,

    I have a very large stock of the following industrial knitting machine needles (and others too numerous to list):

    Groz Beckert

    VO 54.87 G3

    VO 86.73 G01

    2106 ER

    POVA 55.48 GO2

    Links- Spec 57.130 G01

    9870 DR

    9806 DR

    POVA 55.48 G02

    VOSATA 86.73 G02

    BETA 54.63 G01

    BETA 54.73 G04

    RI 77.125 G01

    2074 FR

    Clavettes Universal MC-M

    Asstd other brands:

    Singer SDK

    Monarch

    Kohorn

    Torrington

    Bentley

    Wildman

    In the 80’s and 90’s the USA, and Williamsburg in specific, was bustling with knitting mills. Not any more. Now most knit goods are manufactured in the Orient and third world countries.

    in reply to: Who Is Really On Welfare? Basic Hashkafa! #927858
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    I find it hard to believe that anyone in their right mind thinks that Jews are safer without a Jewish land they can call their own. Theyre just fatalists and think if Jews are meant to suffer and be killed, so be it. Thats not Hishtadlus. Like standing in front of a racing car while saying Tehillim. Not wise.

    in reply to: Who Is Really On Welfare? Basic Hashkafa! #927848
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    TBIB,

    I would much rather live under Salem Fayyad than under Yair Lapid or even Bungling Bibi.

    “Fayyad presented several conditions to becoming prime minister, including that Hamas would recognise Israel, which Hamas declined”.

    You might like the policies of Salem Fayyad, but because hes less Anti Israel than the general Arab populace and most Arab leaders, he wont ever come to power. Wishful thinking.

    in reply to: Who Is Really On Welfare? Basic Hashkafa! #927839
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    TLKY,

    So what you are saying is that since the Nazis gassed millions of our ancestors we ought to drop some Kollel learning.

    Since the Nazis gassed millions of our ancestors, and Arabs would happily do the same, we badly need a militarily strong EY, so we can continue learning and not worry about being gassed.

    Do we cross the street in front of a moving car because if we learn and Daven, Hashem will save us?

    in reply to: Who Is Really On Welfare? Basic Hashkafa! #927837
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    The Litvishe Kiryas Yoelite,

    Chareidim never sought total control of government.

    Chareidim wouldnt dream of it, they cant run an army. Ain somchin al hanes.

    Furthermore, prior to the arrival of Zionists in EY, Chareidim in EY all DID in fact learn in Kollel, pretty much.

    Prior to the arrival of Zionists in EY, our ancestors were gassed by the millions and had no where to go.

    in reply to: Who Is Really On Welfare? Basic Hashkafa! #927835
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    Just wondering, has anyone imagined what E”Y would be like if Charedim had total control of the government?

    If everyone were allowed to learn in Kollel and joining the army would be optional? Short of Moshiach coming, how long would such a government last?

    in reply to: English is Absent and Math Doesn't Count at Brooklyn's Biggest Yeshivas #924903
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    The Kanoi Next Door,

    Let’s be honest here for a minute: exactly how much of the secular studies that are taught in school are truly necessary for life? Personally, I think it’s a very small percentage; the rest of it just gets forgotten within the a month of the last test. All you really need (and therefore all the yeshivos really need to teach you) is basic english and math.

    99% of American born male Hasidic school graduates speak and write English like they just came off the boat. This does not increase their chances at getting anything more than a dead-end shlepper job, which does wonders for confidence and Shalom Bayis throughout life (unless they have a family busine$$).

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    crisis, How about having a job “that will make sure you can buy that brick of cholov yisrael cheese”?

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    miritchka, “…..But i think you can think of amny situations where these special volunteers are there to help”.

    Why shouldnt people publicize situations like those, anonymously, to inspire others? No one needs the names and addresses.

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    miritchka, Im sure youre right. If you can tell me how to check the call logs, I would.

    in reply to: Very Stale Heimishe brand Potato Chips with no date? #900965
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    fedup, “I had a problem with a “heimisha” brand. I wrote the company and they responded by sending me a box with a bag of each of their flavors”.

    Im impressed! I thought Heimishe companies wouldnt waste their time and dont have customer service departments… I so doubt it, that I’ll try it and see for myself if I get any response!

    in reply to: Very Stale Heimishe brand Potato Chips with no date? #900961
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    av, did your Heimishe brands have dates? Did the national brand have dates? Why dont Heimishe brands have dates?

    No, this isnt a Shidduch discussion… : )

    in reply to: NYC-DEP water use is double this month #900465
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    Ive only had one kind of meter ever.

    Whats puzzling is that

    1- The DEP told me that the meters are 100% accurate. The use recorded by the meters is never anything but water use IN the house. If a meter breaks, it would stop working altogether. If the meter works, its accurately calculating the house’s use.

    2- A plumber told me thats not true. Construction/Reapairs involving the sewer, done outside the house, can raise the water use calculated by the meter, even if it has nothing to do with use in the house.

    Someone is wrong!

    in reply to: Sefer for a Couple to Learn? #900311
    AZOI.IS
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    What Sefer/Book is recommended in English (other than Hilchos Lashon Hara)?

    in reply to: Gefilte Kraut- and other recipes for life, through the generations #898486
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    TBB, Thanks! Bubbies speak the same language…

    May your Brachos be Mekuyam!

    in reply to: Why is everyone making a big deal about what Romney said? #897217
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    Is anyone here willing to offer their opinion/prediction on

    1- which candidate will the bulk of the frum Lakewood power brokers encourage voters to vote for, and what issues/reasons will they offer as reason for their support

    and

    2- what percentage of the frum Lakewood community will actually vote for Obama, being aware of his stand on Israel.

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    EK,

    “Why choose a site as hallowed as the YESHIVA WORLD to mitigate and lessen the effect and atmosphere of ???? ????? Isn’t that what ???? ?????? are all about???”

    Smart individuals realize that not everyone is on the Madreiga of “Tzittering” and Davening in Shuls exactly like yours, in preparation for the Yomim Noraim.

    Those who feel they are on a Madreiga higher than others, mocking others in the name of Hocheach Socheach es Amitecha, need some fine-tuning. Ask your LOR, especially if He is familiar with Kiruv successes.

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    WIY: “Dont settle for cheap thrills”

    Oooooh.

    1- You have no idea why I chose to go there. But I know in my heart, with zero hesitation, that Hashem gives me EXTRA credit for making that choice, and Ill end with that.

    2- I think you ought to get an Artscroll Interlinear Machzor and read the “Al Chait”s really well, before and as you’re klapping your heart, so you KNOW what you are saying. You obviously forgot since last year. Numerous “Al Chait”s might apply.

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    EK, ” I think I’ll pass up the opportunity to be “swaying and singing together, some dancing” by Selichos. I think I’ll opt for a Jewish shul, humbly and contritely beg HaShem for Selichah and Kapara. With Achdus. And tears”.

    Thats a noble personal choice of yours, as others choose what inspires them and will heighten their spirituality for the Yomim Tovim, ideally, without the ridicule of others with the “Holier than Thou” attitude.

    Hashem is the final Judge. He doesnt need part time helpers.

    AZOI.IS
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    shein, perhaps the oilem ought to put everything you do and say and everywhere you go under a magnifying glass….you might not come out like the clear winner and greatest Tzadik in everyones eyes….

    Lets agree to be less critical and leave it to Hashem! Judgement time is soon.

    AZOI.IS
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    “Really? If we would, b’achdus, have a big party with mixed dancing and pritzus’dik people — all b’achdus — it would be “a good thing”?

    Mixed dancing or Pritzus at the Selichos? Someone’s definitely having issues with their mental faculties.

    The day we all decide which Shuls are acceptable, is NOT the day Moshiach will come, I assure you. Not SHEIN in the eyes of G-d, shein!

    AZOI.IS
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    The bulk of the crowd was clearly Orthodox.

    Those who feel it was a Nebach, might want to reconsider, being that many on the edge, whether outwardly or inwardly, were definitely inspired to go such places, rather than that despicable organization called F


    s. The atmosphere was electrifying.

    The one size fits all approach to Yiddishkeit is sending our youth running, as many threads here clearly shows. It works for many, but certainly not for all.

    AZOI.IS
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    Do I detect a Holier than Thou attitude?

    Im sure that wherever anyone here chose to go to Slichos, without exception, there are others who feel where they went was on an even higher spiritual plane.

    Lets not go there. Are we using spiritual yardsticks? Wonderful tool to bring about Achdus.

    Also, people go to a lot of places, for a lot of reasons, totally unknown to others. We arent in the Nevuah category, or having the ability to be Bochen Levavos, are we?

    Lets leave the judging to G-d.

    in reply to: True or false? #896156
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    WM,

    “I would think that, by definition, a proof *must* be debatable (or, at the very least, defensible). Otherwise, it’s just an assertion”.

    Everything we offer as “proofs” are rejected by non-believers as assertions, countering with “proofs” of their own, that we consider assertions.

    in reply to: Where is right and wrong? Morals upside down. #895621
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    EK:

    “maybe SLIGHTLY less chance then that of a menuval, living his ‘lifestyle’ catching aids.”

    Main difference being that when an adult engages in activities prone to serious health risks, thats their mishigas. Good for them! The infants have no say.

    in reply to: Where is right and wrong? Morals upside down. #895618
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    shein, “1 in 5,000 is widely inaccurate. It isn’t even close to that”

    What are your numbers?

    And what if one were your child ch”v? It does happen.

    in reply to: Where is right and wrong? Morals upside down. #895616
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    I heard Dr Gelbfish, a doctor and Mohel, speak on Zev Brenner tonight, about the risks involving Metzitzah b’Peh. He made some points that are hard to debate.

    If you do Metzitza on your infant and the morning after he contracts herpes, l”a, which 10% of infected babies die from, and the babies who survive, suffer throughout their lives, often with neurological issues, and you’ll feel that this is what G-d wanted and totally and unregretfully accept it, you will not be pro- Mohel testing. But, if you are the type who would feel lifelong regret, at least lets as a community see to it that Mohalim get tested regularly, because even asymptomatic Mohalim can be carriers of Herpes, only determined by regular testing. Regular testing of Mohalim is the least we can do to help prevent herpes in infants.

    One infant in 5,000 gets herpes after Metzitzah, a seemingly very small number. However, whoever it happens to, it happens to 100%.

    I apologize in advance if I got any facts wrong.

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1182244
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    aries2756:

    I havent read this whole thread, but you seem to have experience in dealing with difficult situations with kids, in addition to you having seichel.

    Are there any books you’d recommend that teach how to go about taking baby steps in teaching responsibility to irresponsible kids/young adults?

    in reply to: Where is right and wrong? Morals upside down. #895601
    AZOI.IS
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    MBP = Metzitza B’Peh

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    Pizza,

    “temporary encroachment”?

    As in this world is our temporary dwelling?

    This is the foundation FOR MANY BRICKS TO COME…

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    Is this always the case, or are there exceptions? First of all no Bais Din can do a survey of the properties- and only lawyers get that done, I believe.

    Very frum, Torah abiding lawyers dont ever accept cases when one Jew fights another? I dont think so.

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    You would think that

    1- After many years of schooling to be alert and good at diagnosis, psychiatrists could pick up on dangerous conditions.

    2- After months/weeks of therapy with a qualified psychiatrist, whatever the perp’s condition was that led to the murder spree, would be successfully treated and thereby lessen his murderous urge.

    This was not a crime of passion, this was a very pre-meditated murder spree.

    Its sad to think that if there are no clear determinants, of very harmful individuals, we’re all in danger.

    in reply to: How To Get To Siyum HaShas By Train? #889172
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    Thanks everyone!

    in reply to: How To Get To Siyum HaShas By Train? #889165
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    Were coming from either downtown Brooklyn or mid-Manhattan, depending on how the day goes. We read that taking a car is a mistake.

    in reply to: What could you eat a whole box of #887098
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    Klein’s Gold ice cream bars in Vanilla or either of the 2 Pecan flavors. Cant get better.

    in reply to: Inaccurate things we learned as kids #1222388
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    How about

    1- “Brush now, burn later”?

    If we brush our hair on Shabbos, we’ll burn in Gehenom.

    2- “Anyone who doesnt marry a learning boy, is living an inferior Goyishe life”… “If you make up your mind to do it, you can”,

    quotes from Bais Yaakov teachers in Brooklyn, potentially causing nightmares and divorce.

    in reply to: You Dont Know Suffering #916038
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    “Definitely, find somebody to talk with if that’s what you need — but somebody other than this person who will actually hear you out and attempt to be of honest help to you”

    Honest and constructive help is the key.

    I dont think theres anyone alive who isnt walking around with psychological wounds, with huge variations, of course. Some use that and become passionate about a cause, helping to prevent others from experiencing similar hurt.

    Goq, perhaps you can update us periodically on what helps you best ease and move away from the pain of the past and enables you to use your energy to focus on the good life has to offer, to make your present and future happier.

    That would help and inspire everyone else and might be rewarding to you.

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