Bais Yaakov maydel
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May 17, 2012 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229507
hi, i just removed my name from a few perakim on the list. ive been saying them for a few years now but recently have been slacking off and stopping altogether. sorry about this but i dont want to be responsible for not completing tehillim! if someone more committed would be able to say them, it would be greatly appreciated…
1,2,3,4,20,21, 67, 78, 85, 94, 103, 119January 17, 2011 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229448
is there anyone who can take over perek ayin ches for the daily tehillim?September 6, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm in reply to: Most Moving Jewish Song In Your View #1096981
lev tahors watch over me
pruzanskys youre watching me
journeys jow dimaggios card and teardrop
shwekeys shema yisroel
jeps ani maamin (realllly old)
all of MBD!!
…so many moreSeptember 6, 2010 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm in reply to: Thoughts On Shwekey's New Album: Libi Bemizrach #700973
I love love libi bamizrach. especially as i just returned from a year in israel, the words have extra special meaning…many dont stop to think how far they are, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually. in other words, wish i was thereJuly 12, 2010 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm in reply to: What is the biggest Chesed that anyone has ever done for you? #1021662
i havent posted here for about a year, but i felt i needed to express my thanks for this thread…i “happened” to enter the CR now, during the 9 days, and discovered this inspiring, thought-provoking and heart-warming thread.
thank you to all the contributors!May 22, 2010 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm in reply to: If You Were Discovered… #799704
theres plenty of BY maydels around-i think-so im pretty anonymous. once though-months ago for those who dont rec. me-i mentioned in diff. places where various people in my family are in yeshiva and someone warned me i was being too specific…you never knowMay 22, 2010 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229438
Thank youMay 2, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229436
I forgot my perakim of tehillim today can someone in America say them??
If anyone can say them or split them up with friends….
Perek alef bais gimmel daled, chaf and chaf alef,
Ayin ches, samach zayin, tzadi daled, kuf bais, pay hay, kuf nun and kuf yud tes….
Please let me know if someone can say theseNovember 25, 2009 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm in reply to: Video Footage #668669
kotel camNovember 25, 2009 1:21 pm at 1:21 pm in reply to: Israel Is No Better Than The States..??? #681313
if you look back at our history over the centuries, every 80-150 years we were persecuted and exiled and uprooted from the country that we happened to be occupying at that time. it can happen while were living nice and comfortably in the US–like mybat said, were in galus no matter what country we live in. pretty soon were probably gonna havta pick up again and leaveNovember 25, 2009 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229434
is it okay to say my perakim at night and itll be counted for the next day?? if its according to the hebrew dateNovember 25, 2009 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm in reply to: Screen Names #1175971
not sure if i posted waaay back when this thread was started in the good ol days but mine is cuz thats what i am! or try to be 🙂November 1, 2009 2:53 am at 2:53 am in reply to: Help With Eating Better #664801
read ‘the life-transforming diet’ its all based on the Rambam…
its very interesting and also you know that its right because its from the Rambam!
its not necessarily for losing weight, but also for living a healthy lifestyleNovember 1, 2009 2:22 am at 2:22 am in reply to: Any Runners? #695421
for all those running the marathon tomorrow…just something interesting to know: there will be 40 israelis running with/for mayor barkat (of jerusalem)…you might spot them with “team barkat” jackets 🙂
good luck!June 10, 2009 12:02 am at 12:02 am in reply to: Sefer Tehillim Worldwide Daily #1229378
i was just wondering….if the entire sefer tehillim is being said daily worldwide, some people in israel can be saying it when its already the next day in the US….
?June 9, 2009 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm in reply to: Shidduchim and Commitment #647877
racheli00: if your friend went out on a few dates and liked the other person then all of a sudden wants to drop the shidduch because she doesn’t like his crooked nose or the way he holds his knife when he eats…then it seems to me that she is looking for a way out. and i would think that this person is afraid of marriage. it happens. maybe not as much as AZOLIS implies, but it happens.
(the nose and knife were just examples of trivial external dealable things)June 9, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm in reply to: Davening on Airplanes #647561
Jax, I will always think of you as Irish 🙂
mrnoitall: the i-love-ny t-shirts are only worn by touristsJune 2, 2009 3:19 am at 3:19 am in reply to: The “Come Back to the CR” thread #654607
lol. ok ok. slowly but surely dw…June 2, 2009 2:25 am at 2:25 am in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1084450
Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.
– Robert OrbenJune 2, 2009 2:24 am at 2:24 am in reply to: The “Come Back to the CR” thread #654605
kapusta it gets harder and harder to find time!May 28, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm in reply to: The “Come Back to the CR” thread #654588
kapusta, it wasnt useless! i saw it and decided to post 🙂 but since im for wtvr reason busy at all hours ill prob mainly be hanging around the dvar Torah thread at least its something useful! lol jk ill come visit threads every once in a while.
and back to this thread topic, i seriously miss Joseph. the original one.May 28, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1124419
“Vayichan sham Yisrael neged hahar” Shemos (19:2). The word “vayichan,” they camped, is singular. Everyone knows the Rashi that says that this is because they were “k’ish echad b’lev echad,” as one person with one heart, like one unit. R’ Yeruchum Levovitz comments and says that from here we see that love of our fellow man is a prerequisite for accepting the Torah.
R’ Yitzchak of Vorki noted that the word “vayichan” also comes from the word chain (ches-nun), finding favor. This means that Bnei Yisroel found favor in the eyes of one another and therefore found favor in the eyes of Hashem. When one just sees the faults and shortcomings of another person, he becomes distant from him. But when one sees the positive in other people, he becomes closer to them. This unity is a fundamental requirement for Kabalas HaTorah.
It says in the sefer Nachal Kedumim that togetherness between people is only possible when there is humility. When B’Y came to Har Sinai, which is the symbol and epitome of humility, they internalized this attribute. Humility leads one to see the good in others and enables one to elevate themselves to accept the Torah, because they are not focusing on themselves, rather on others and on Hashem.
May we be zoche to grow to the level of “V’ahavta l’reacha komocha” and take the lessons of Sefirah into Shavuos so that we can fully accept the Torah.
Chag Sameach!May 11, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1084339
“When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.”
-Bernard BaileyMay 11, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm in reply to: A Humorous Item #1172998
A group of elderly, retired men gather each morning at a cafe in Tel Aviv. They drink their coffee and sit for hours discussing the world situation.
Given the state of the world, problems with the Palestinians, the Iranian nuclear threat — their talks are usually depressing.
One day, one of the men startles the others by announcing, “You know what? I am an optimist.”
The others are shocked, but then one of them notices something fishy.
“Wait a minute! If you’re an optimist, why do you look so worried?”
“You think it’s easy being an optimist?!”May 10, 2009 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1084327
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
-Muhammad AliMay 10, 2009 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm in reply to: Inspiring Quotes #1084326
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
-Elbert HubbardMay 10, 2009 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm in reply to: Happy Birthday! #1122016
wow thanks ames! happy birthday, amush!May 10, 2009 4:37 am at 4:37 am in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678757
kapusta, yup, got both of them outta the way! btw i had no idea you were my age, i thought you were married or s/t…. lolMay 10, 2009 3:59 am at 3:59 am in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226771
lol they prob can see thru all the single people.
oh and just for the record i totally lied to that guy. im a massive yankee fan.May 10, 2009 3:56 am at 3:56 am in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678752
kapusta: sry i missed your post aksing about my arm lol i did dor yesharim last week but you wouldnt believe what happened to my arm. the next day my ENTIRE forearm was black and blue, and double its normal size. it was insane. now, a week later, its still black and blue but bH much better and not as noticeable.
oh and areivims d’t was great!May 7, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm in reply to: Mother’s Day #1076430
how about a digital photo album?May 7, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678722
uh oh.May 7, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm in reply to: The “Come Back to the CR” thread #654372
no, BYM is not even close to dating lol.May 7, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226758
i dont really see what’s so confusing but ok we could stick to BYM for me.
SJS—do i wear a ring, as in a weding/engagement ring??? im still in high school. im 18 for crying out loud the guy was 30! ok maybe 25 but still!!
and speaking of creepy people on the subway i was sitting next to a guy once and he turned to me and said, you wanna come with me to the yankee game on sunday?
i said, i hate the yankess im a huge met fan.
he let it go at thatMay 7, 2009 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah #1124289
The Power of Connection, Rabbi Naftali Reich, Ohr Somayach
They were ten of the best and finest Jewish men, the pride of the Jewish people who had emerged in the Egyptian exodus. And yet these ten men brought untold calamity upon their people. Sent by Moshe to reconnoiter the Promised Land before the people actually crossed into it, these ten spies brought back the most slanderous and distorted reports to the desert encampments. They caused such dissension and turmoil that the entry into the Promised Land was postponed for nearly forty years, after the entire generation had passed away and a new generation emerged.
Meforshim explain that the Torah is teaching us a very important lesson here. There are many forces in the physical world which we instinctively view as destructive, such as dynamite and the splitting of the atom. But in actuality, these very destructive forces can be put to beneficial use. Dynamite can be used not only to wreak destruction but also to clear a path through mountains and forests for new highways to serve civilization. The splitting of the atom does not necessarily have to result in mushroom clouds over populous cities. It can also be harnessed to provide power for industry and private homes. Everything depends on how it is used.
The forces in the spiritual world also follow the same pattern. If a group of ten men could produce results of such destructive intensity that calamity would befall millions of Jews, this was clearly an extremely potent spiritual force. Clearly, the connection effected by the critical mass of ten Jews was so powerful that the group became far greater than the sum of its parts. Surely, this selfsame force could also be harnessed for the good to create the proper spiritual environment for prayers and readings of special sanctity.
A general deployed his army on the battlefield, preparing for the onslaught of a vastly superior enemy force. He exhorted his troops to rise above their limitations in numbers and weaponry, to fight heroically and defeat the enemy against all odds.
In our own lives, we often tend to withdraw into our own insular little worlds, enjoying the comforts and pleasures of our homes and hearths with only a tangential relationship to the community at large. By doing so, however, we forgo the opportunity to be part of a greater good. But if we connect with others in the community, if we forge alliances for the accomplishment of important goals for the community, we can tap into the enormous spiritual power of the group and reap the benefits in every aspect of our lives.May 7, 2009 3:15 am at 3:15 am in reply to: The “Come Back to the CR” thread #654365
no way mazal tov! to who??
bH good news alrighty going in for the night
ttyl!May 7, 2009 3:10 am at 3:10 am in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678709
depends–for example, you cant take APs in 9th grade, theyre too hard, and in 10th you can only take one. they also range from easier to really hard subjects, so it depends what you do best in.
and theyre government exams, so yeah theyre pretty hard.
hard enough for me to take off too many days of school 🙂
kapusta, this late??May 7, 2009 3:08 am at 3:08 am in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226727
hm true. good point lol. i shud just change to BYM no?May 7, 2009 3:06 am at 3:06 am in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226725
lol im glad someone does around here.
i didnt wanna hurt the poor guys feeling by telling him i minded, so i put the blame on someone else 🙂May 7, 2009 3:05 am at 3:05 am in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678706
🙂 how do you like your coffee?May 7, 2009 3:03 am at 3:03 am in reply to: The “Come Back to the CR” thread #654362
i just really miss all the old-timers from 5-6 months ago.
first of all, woah mazal tov to curious when did this happen?
oh and wheres bklyn??May 7, 2009 3:01 am at 3:01 am in reply to: Hangman! Join the fun! #1130572
im computer-illiterate, i dont know where/how to begin!!May 7, 2009 3:00 am at 3:00 am in reply to: Babies in Shul #1066170
ames, if you have a one-yr-old, I’d consider you part of the “grown-ups” group lol.
but anyway, agreed.May 7, 2009 2:58 am at 2:58 am in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678704
one in tenth, 2 in eleventh, 2 this yr.
yes it tends to make ppl go craaaazy lol welcome to my life this past week.May 7, 2009 2:57 am at 2:57 am in reply to: What is the Reason… #644469
it was for your post but not the sad story one, it was when you said you dont have smicha yet…so i said youre prob reform…i was kidding…May 7, 2009 2:56 am at 2:56 am in reply to: Hangman! Join the fun! #1130564
we shud start a crossword puzzle thread. anyone up for it?May 7, 2009 2:54 am at 2:54 am in reply to: General Shmooze 2 #678701
jax: nope we still have regular classes—not everyone takes the ap course—i just take off and miss class 🙂
kapusta: the course is 3 credits. (per ap–so if im taking 2 this yr that means 6 credits)
but it also depends on which college ill end up in. most only take a score of 4 or 5. (5 is the highest)May 7, 2009 2:41 am at 2:41 am in reply to: Lessons in Language Arts #668936
i miss all the old-timers. where’d they go? i expected e/o to still be here when i got back….May 7, 2009 2:36 am at 2:36 am in reply to: Mother’s Day #1076428
we dont quite get off from school…..but ya. its my 5th ap so im used to taking off a lot of school! of course i enjoy it too, i get to post here…May 7, 2009 2:27 am at 2:27 am in reply to: Babies in Shul #1066169
wow. heavy stuff. kol hakavod