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  • in reply to: Pi, eruvin 13b-14a #942419
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    Presumably, everyone will agree they knew as much as the mathematicians of the time, who did know that the circumference of a circle is more than 3.

    I always wondered how the Gemorah would have been written if the works of Archimedes had been published earlier.

    in reply to: Osso Buco at the seder #941123
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    Do you want me to comment on the flour or the butter?

    in reply to: 200,000,000 Spent Yearly by Patrons on Pesach Hotel Programs #938950
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    What’s your point? More than 0.1% of my Pesach spending has been in support of the needy. The real question is how much do R’ Landau’s followers collectivly spend on Pesach.

    in reply to: Dancing in the Middle at Weddings #936709
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    Same way you get to Carnegie Hall…

    By Subway

    A, C, B, D, or 1 to 59th Street / Columbus Circle (elevator available)

    N, Q, R to 57th Street / Seventh Avenue (elevator available)

    B, D, E to Seventh Avenue

    F to 57th Street / Sixth Avenue

    By Bus

    M5, M7, M10, M20, M31, M57, and M104 stop nearby.

    in reply to: Rabonim Crusade Against Sushi #938568
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    Is it because I say “rice” in Japanese instead of English? Does that really make a difference?

    Except for the fact that sushi doesn’t acually mean rice, it means fermented.

    in reply to: Chinese #936090
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    The Chinese new year often coincides with Rosh Chodesh Shevat. The names of the months are based on agricultural phenomenons. The year names don’t appear to be based on Avoda Zara (they are race results) but I don’t know what the regigous beliefs were when they were introduced.

    in reply to: Supper Right Before Pesach #935831
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    Does anyone know what Hechsher they use at the White House for the Seder?

    In past years, the Obama’s Seder was only “Kosher Style”. I’d suggest that you contact Rabbi Levi Shemtov for verification.

    in reply to: For Pesach: Sweet & Savory Brick Roast (or French Cut Square Roast) #935635
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    Mods:

    Please create a subforum for those of us that don’t eat garlic on Pesach.

    in reply to: Google Voice #942239
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    Google Voice is terrific. I though of an additional way to use it; I wonder if anyone’s tried this. If someone moves to a different city, they can’t usually transfer their phone # to the new city, but I was thinking that they can port their old number to Google Voice and have it ring on their new line.

    You can’t port a landline number to Google Voice. You first need to port it to a mobile service. The last time I looked into this T-Mobile prepaid was the most cost effective method.

    in reply to: Are the Chasam Sofer hechsherim reliable? #946718
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    If Rav Berkowitz is your LOR, you should just ask him. If not, it is irrelevant.

    in reply to: Frozen milk #935360
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    If you freeze milk, and defrost it after the exp date will it still taste good? How long will defrosted milk post exp date last?

    Defrosted milk will taste different. The higher the fat content, the more different it will taste. Once defrosted it will last about 2-3 days.

    in reply to: Ever bought from the ads on this page? #935341
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    No, I just follow them for entertainment.

    in reply to: ? In Concordance #935379
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    ?(x) is a function possessing various unusual fractal properties.

    K(z) is a generalization of the hyperfactorial to complex numbers.

    kn is a special case of the confluent hypergeometric function.

    in reply to: Dunkin Donuts Muffins #933934
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    The OUKosher website lists different facilities for different kinds of muffins under their supervision.

    I don’t see that. All I see are a list of products that the OU may certify. There isn’t any indication of where the Kosher products are made or if these products are always Kosher, in fact the certificates I saw all list DDs corporate HQ address and state that the OU symbol is required.

    in reply to: Rennin and Science #933419
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    For thousands of years, Kosher cheese was made with rennet from Kosher animals. The rennet itself is Parve.

    in reply to: Dunkin Donuts Muffins #933924
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    Bagels could be a problem because they have treif cheese bagels on the same rack as the kosher bagels.

    It may not be as bad as I said on the other thread, the OU lists “Jalapeno Cheddar Raw Dough” as being Parve. I still don’t know if all the bakeries get the fake cheddar of just the Kosher ones.

    in reply to: Pesach Done Affordably #932818
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    As far as the commercial brands R’ Gavriel Cohen says to use- they all use synthetic vinegar, non-grain.

    First you said “Kosher ketchup is fine for Sephardim” and “Any mayonnaise, mustard, peanut butter, pickles with a hechsher” but this is R’ Cohen’s actual statement from 2011:

    I haven’t seen his statement on which brands are kosher this year but I doubt that he made a blanket statement.

    There is so much misinformation, I think the opening post should be struckthrough and the thread closed.

    in reply to: Questions on Megila #933301
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    After Mordechai told Esther that is she didn’t go to the king the jews would be saved in another way but her family would be annihilated, what right did she have to go to the king?

    in reply to: Kashrus of Dunkin Donuts #1022464
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    AFAIK, bagels and donuts don’t have cheese in them.

    There is a Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist.

    are you saying they don’t make the donuts in the store?

    In the 1990s they started baking in regional bakeries. Since then no new franchise had the ability to bake onsite. For preexisting franchises, most of them by now get their baked goods from the regional bakery. If you want to find a one that bakes onsite, look for old, big locations in low rent areas.

    in reply to: Kashrus of Dunkin Donuts #1022459
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    I would find it somewhat incredible that DD uses Kosher cheddar throughout their network.

    in reply to: Facebook Is To Blame For Rising Orthodox Jewish Divorce Rate? #935161
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    Has there been a change in trend since 2006 (When FB opened up to the public)? Even if you find such a trend, you may have to take into account another website that also started in 2006.

    in reply to: Pratim of Ad Delo Yoda #1062631
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    I interpert “Ad Delo Yoda” simularly to “Shivas Yamim Tochelu Matzos”.

    in reply to: Kashrus of Dunkin Donuts #1022451
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    You sure? How can the mashgiach be sure that what is in the tanker is milk of a cow and not from a horse, or even a goat? How does he know it isnt cloudy water or even soy milk? Surely there is more than just inspecting and sealing a tanker.

    I mistakenly formatted my previous post as two paragraphs, it should be one paragraph.

    Mods: can you fix post 441681?

    in reply to: Kashrus of Dunkin Donuts #1022446
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    I dont think even in Chalav Yisroel does a jew milk the cow, Its probably the same machine in the same dairy farm (Likely a special run where someone just watches the process)

    It costs too much to change over from non-CY to CY and CY is made daily. Instead usually the entire farm is CY.

    Basicly the difference is that for CY milk, the mashgiach inspects and seals the tankers.

    in reply to: Editor #930929
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    I think it’s a valid question. Generally for a media source to be considured reputible, its editor must be disclosed or provide a valid reason to remain undisclosed. Since at this point it is commonly known who operates YWN, it would only help to make that information availible within the site.

    in reply to: Hebrew Calendar Resynchronization #931378
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    I once heard every 19 years it is the same. Is this true?

    No, what happens every 19 years is that the lunisolar calendar restarts at approximatly the same point in the solar calendar so often dates converge every 19 years.

    in reply to: The Popa #929919
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    Mods: please replace the phrase “The papa” with the phrase “La papa”.

    in reply to: Question About Chewing Gum #929763
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    It cools down the gum.

    in reply to: Gruenkern Soup #929821
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    Serve with mashed potatoes, if you serve it at all.

    You forgot the mashed turnips.

    It took me a long while to get that posted, since I think Mod 80 kept deleting it.

    Probably because suet isn’t Kosher.

    in reply to: Cousins Marrying #930443
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    A male who has an x-linked genetic disorder will #1 have the disorder (as opposed to just being a carrier) and #2 pass the gene on to ALL of his daughters (making them carriers) and none of his sons.

    In theory that is true but I am discussing a disease that at the time those having the disease typicaly did not live long enough to pass the gene on.

    in reply to: Cousins Marrying #930439
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    Dash: Two recessive genes cause a 25% chance in a family of 4 to have the disease.

    But there is no such thing as a male carrier of an X-linked genetic disorder. (I’m discussing Hemophilia B)

    in reply to: Cousins Marrying #930436
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    My suspicion is that occasional cousin weddings aren’t very dangerous, but if there’s a pattern over several generations, it’s another story. The hemophilia of the royal families of Europe demonstrates this.

    The type of hemophilia that occured in decendents of Queen Victoria is a recessive X-linked genetic disorder and has nothing to do with cousins marrying.

    in reply to: Israeli Supreme Court #929259
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    Many countries have implemented procedures to limit the influence of politics on sitting judges. I’m not sure how it works in Israel but the solution mentioned in the OP doesn’t seem to achieve this.

    in reply to: MAZEL TOV: YWN CR Reaches 400,000 Comments #1136996
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    But how many approved comments are there?

    in reply to: State of the Jewnion #929392
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    in reply to: CHLv Stm pigs mlk – NothA klasic BY Popa #929771
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    pigs milk is treif… so your drinking something that is treif.

    It’s only treif if the pig has an injury.

    in reply to: State of the Jewnion #929390
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    Sure, there are many types of Simcha but our Simcha should come from Torah and Mitzvos, not from lifes pleasures. I’ll admit that I’m flawed in this respect but this is the position of a Rav who I greatly respect but will not publicly name (for my anonymity, not his).

    in reply to: "The Kavona of the Haters of Israel…" #930297
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    I’ll offer a possible explanation. The Rosh Yeshiva sees these people as haters who happen to be legislating. I’d venture to say that most of the posters here (myself included) view them as legislators who happen to hate.

    in reply to: State of the Jewnion #929388
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    WIY,

    Simchas HaChaim is not a Jewish concept, the Jewish viewpoint is Adam LeAmal Yulad. Joie de vivre is a French concept.

    in reply to: Outdated Industrial Knitting Machine Needles/PartsJunk Metal? #976488
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    You’ll get the best price if you presort the metals and provide your own transportation. If you have powerful moters with ledgible specification plates, they may be of some value themselves.

    in reply to: Torah View On Shidduch Checking #928295
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    WIY, I’ll quote one of my high school classmates:

    The Avos kept all of the Mitzvos, even the Derabonons, except for the ones they didn’t.

    in reply to: Keurig Fans are the Biggest Trolls #1218426
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    All the other brands are Green Mountain too (see they tricked you good).

    • Ghirardelli

    in reply to: Keurig Fans are the Biggest Trolls #1218420
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    Are there any non-kosher varieties of K-Cups,

    According to Keurig:

    in reply to: In Telshe They Don't Wear Tzitzis, and Other Stories #927800
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    It wasn’t English pig latin, it was klingon pig latin. You can speak pig latin from any language.

    No. The Wikipedia article on Pig Latin explicity states that it is based on English (until someone changes it).

    in reply to: Wherein Popa gets his deserts #1108916
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    How many calories?

    in reply to: Keurig Fans are the Biggest Trolls #1218415
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    Since this is a coffee room, let’s be honest about it. Keurig coffee (i.e. Green Mountain) is horrible.

    in reply to: Anyone Else Tired Of The NYC Muni Meters? #928303
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    Shein, if there is a meter on another block nearby such as on most avenues in Brooklyn, you have to go to another meter and get a ticket there.

    Nope. Shein is right, although there are time limits. This is what the NYC website has to say:

    If all of the meters on the block or in a parking field are broken or missing, you can park for the maximum amount of time posted for that metered space.

    Of course being that we are talking about NYC they have to have different limits when it comes to individual meters:

    If a meter is broken, you can park for a maximum of one hour, even if the posted sign is for a longer time period. If the meter is missing, you can park for the maximum amount of time posted on the signs.

    in reply to: Keurig Tevila #928072
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    I think that is only for the professional machines.

    Seems like he is talking about the “Always Ready” feature on the higher end models.

    But the secondary reservoir isn’t sealed. There is no valve on the output side.

    in reply to: Keurig Tevila #928068
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    The water from the mikveh cannot fill the inside reservoir of the machine.

    What inside reservoir? The Keurig is a drip coffeemaker, not an espresso machine.

    in reply to: Oorah's Million Dollar Raffle #1049155
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    Organizations don’t like to give receipts for sweepstakes because they need to state on the receipt what the value of those “goods or services” are.

    The fact that it is possible to get a sweepstakes entry without a donation has no effect on an instance where that charity gave a sweepstakes entry in exchange for a donation.

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