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  • in reply to: Eiruv Tavshilin Reminders #1147747

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    They send email to Israel at 5 pm, that’s a bit late…..

    in reply to: Giving Your Child an English Name #1071397

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    We all have Jewish names only

    We have foreign passports with Hebrew names

    Europe is learning to copy with Muslim names, which are much harder to say…..

    in reply to: The Longest Seder ContestHow Late Will Your Seder End? #1199617

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    We only do one seder

    The Rama paskenes to finish hallel before chatzos, but we just about managed afikoman on time, we had 15 minutes for shulchan orech, didn’t have time for the soup

    in reply to: $10,000 shidduch offer #1072964

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    in reply to: Rav Vosner Ztz"l #1071006

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    Over 100 hundred years ago, in the very beginning of the 1900’s, there was a young girl, with the last name of Shiff, who had a most beautiful and amazing voice. Her talents were nothing short of professional. She was the talk of all those that knew her. For a religious Frum girl in Vienna, Austria, coming from a traditional Torah home, professional singing was not an option.

    News spread of her amazing and potential talent to a famous agent, who offered this young potential star, a very lucrative opportunity and career. Thrilled, she decided to discuss the matter with her parents. When the parents heard about this terrible news, they agreed they will do all within their power, to not allow it to be. The young girl refused to listen to her parents. Her father then took his daughter to their Rav, Rabbi Shlomo Baumgarten, who tried to convince the girl to abandon this career. Reb Shlomo, sensing that he had not swayed her, suggested that they go to Rabbi Yitzchak Meir – The Kapichinitzer Rebbe, who was in Vienna at the time. Immediately, the father went with his daughter to see the Rebbe. then spoke with the girl. “Tell me, my dear Jewish daughter, why do you want so badly to go into this line of work?”

    The girl answered honestly. “It is because of the fame that I will find. l will be known throughout the world.”

    The Rebbe closed his eyes, deep in thought, contemplating the aspirations the girl had just expressed. After a few moments, the Rebbe opened his eyes and began to speak. “Listen closely, my dear daughter. It is the dream of every young Jewish woman to be blessed with a child who will illuminate the world through his Torah learning. I give you my promise that if you now sacrifice your chance at fame, there will come a time when you will be blessed with a child who will light up the world. He will become the one of the Greatest Halachic authorities of his time, a Posek Hador. Your fame will come, but it will be through him, your son.”

    The young girl wiped away her tears and thought deeply about the magnanimous promise the Rebbe had just made to her. She was a fine, young Jewish girl and so, after considering the offer, she accepted the Rebbe’s proposition. Rabbi Don Segal found this most earth shattering and amazing story in the Sefer Kehilot of Austria and decided to pursue the rest of the story. Rabbi Segal discovered that this girl eventually got married and had a son by the name of Shmuel. This Shmuel grew up to be, none other than, Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner, author author of Shevet Halevi, the Av Bet Din of Bnei Brak and a Posek Hador.

    May we be zoche to raise such children and may we have tremendous nakhat from them ad 120!

    in reply to: Rav Vosner Ztz"l #1071005

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    Rav Wosner was asked why he was zoche to such a long life, he responded that he never got involved in machlokes

    He received a bracaha that he would never need glasses or a cane, and although he lived till 102 he never used either!

    in reply to: Rav Vosner Ztz"l #1071004

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    The story of him being accepted in yeshiva goes like this :

    When Rav Wosner came for the entrance exam, he failed the test and wasn’t accepted. Dejected he went to the beis hamdresh and started learning. After some time Rav Shapiro walked into the beis hamdresh and asked Rav Wosner why he is sitting there learning, to which he responded “I’ve been traveling a few days to come for the test and my soul is thirsty for learning torah. The Rav Shapiro was so impressed that he accepted him on the spot, and as they say, the rest is history

    in reply to: Shabbois Kiddush/First Kos #1070415

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    Old man, since when is a luach an authority on halacah?

    in reply to: get rid of smart phone #1072426

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    Smartphones are addictive, have whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, email and other social networking programs at your fingertips 24-6 is worse than a computer.

    in reply to: Why are so many wine bottles named after Rishonim? #1067036

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    Joseph, in Israel there is a meat brand called chofetz chaim, so you get chofetz chaim sausages 🙂

    in reply to: Shabbos Hagadol Drashos #1066572

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    Agree with you, where i grew up, the rabbi spoke twice, in the morning after lining when the women were in shul he went over all hilchos pesach, in the mail afternoon, men only and he spoke pilpul

    in reply to: Why are so many wine bottles named after Rishonim? #1067029

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    And street names after rabonim is acceptable? Israel is full of great, yet it find it uncomplemantry

    Meet you at the corner of rashbi and baal Hanes…..

    in reply to: Kaddish Wars…..Fast or slow kaddish in shul #1066027

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    This is an halachic issue, the reason why they all say together in France is because one should say amen to one kaddish, in some shuls they insist on only one kaddish being recited, I think the rabbi of the shul should decide

    in reply to: hamodia anti-yishai? #1065661

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    Hamodia is a paper that belongs to a political party, one can’t expect them to promote another party

    in reply to: Why Seudah Shlishit should really be called? #1069947

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    Eat at home and make it fancy, or donate to your shul fancy food

    in reply to: do i get an aveirah if i don't do shnayim mikra? #1064231

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    Just in case you aren’t aware, it’s also a ????? ??????? ????, therefore the time spent saying ????? ???? will be a good investment

    It’s also a good idea to start before barmitzvah, then you get used to it

    in reply to: Do people have a Purim seudah? #1062796

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    Halacah states : one should add something to the evening meal in honor of purim,

    in reply to: Do You Fall Asleep With Your Lenses In?. #1061898

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    I used to wear my lenses for days on end, but I have been told to stop wearing them altogether due to harm they caused

    in reply to: GOOD shalach manos idea #1062596

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    Crackers & lox or herring, 2 types and delicious

    in reply to: What Color is the Dress? #1063607

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    147 the ??? ????? wore white shirt…..

    in reply to: Copyright on seforim #1061873

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    Veltz : how do you know that it was fascinating if you didn’t pay attention?

    in reply to: An apprpropriate Mishloach Manos for a Rav #1062158

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    Are you talking about the community rav or rebbe in cheder?

    in reply to: dressing up #1061865

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    I’m over 40 and still dress up, chill guys, do what’s accepted in his environment

    in reply to: V'sikin #1060368

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    In Jerusalem generally they start 20 min before ?? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??????

    in reply to: Almost Adar #1060355

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    Jack Daniels?

    in reply to: Jerusalem braces for snowstorm #1060350

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    Snowstorm is coming again tomorrow, city is preparing to close down… Did you buy challos yet?

    in reply to: Fake Diamond Jewelry #1058415

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    So if you guys were making a choshen for the kohen gadol, you would use fakes?

    The Queen of England also should use fakes, the crown jewels are worth a fortune,

    . Why didn’t eliezer give rivka fakes?

    in reply to: Flowers #1058271

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    Sidi, it’s an emotional thing, men don’t understand it, but know it’s the right thing to do, shabbos queen also likes fresh flowers

    in reply to: Homemade Hummus Help #1056161

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    Yayin, the bought stuff has lots techina in, has preservatives in, and generally isn’t like “the real thing”

    in reply to: You know you're not a yeshiva guy anymore when… #1197577

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    By us they say

    Once a yeshiva guy, always a yeshiva guy…

    in reply to: Homemade Hummus Help #1056155

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    Home made chumus is 100% chumus, store made is 16-25% chumus.

    in reply to: Ah.. That Was Fun… #1055527

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    So us jerusalemites who are the laughing stock of all Americans when the city shuts down because of the snow, can’t do that anymore, mighty NY succumbed to the snow……

    in reply to: new jewish music videos #1051692

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    Yes, a new clip, but I’m not sure if I can send links to YouTube here

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    in reply to: Jerusalem braces for snowstorm #1060348

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    The snow is on its way back, school has been cancelled tomorrow, shabbos will be one of the coldest ones on record

    in reply to: suggested Shnayim Mikra homework sheet (for all schools) #1051381

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    Sidi, the ???? ????? explains that the point of saying ????? is one should understand what they are saying, therefore learning with ??”? is ideal for us.

    in reply to: Jerusalem braces for snowstorm #1060347

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    This morning schools are open from 10, including special ed

    in reply to: Should one with a cold attend services in shul? #1051239

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    Goq, kids catch illness from each other much faster than adults do

    in reply to: How to tell if a song is Jewish #1098032

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    Does the song wear a hat and jacket? White shirt? It’s easy to tell if it’s Jewish

    What bichlal makes a tune Jewish?

    in reply to: Jerusalem braces for snowstorm #1060346

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    So snow is coming down, city was like erev Yom kippur, shops closed eyc

    Nechama bakery say all branches are open and there will be challos for all.

    in reply to: Jerusalem braces for snowstorm #1060339

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    My wife has bought emergency lighting cause last year there was power outage, people are panicking from a few flakes of snow

    in reply to: Syag – This one's for you! #1051085

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    ??????? is missed in Yiddish

    in reply to: How early is too early? #1051406

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    Lior, I wasn’t using that argument to suggest early marriage, just to refute Reb yid claim that at 15 some are still immature physically

    in reply to: THE PILLARS. I F THE COFFE ROOM #1050976

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    Froggie, wallmart have a new year special on tissues

    in reply to: Things to do in LA #1051018

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    Take a tour of the houses of the famous stars

    in reply to: How early is too early? #1051401

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    I am told that because of our diets we mature early these days

    Soya for example has hormones that cause early maturity

    in reply to: What shape are you in? #1052549

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    So ditch the car, get off the subway 2 stops from the office, think………

    in reply to: NEED chizuk and Ideas ASAP!!!!!!!!! #1051356

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    What hashem expects from you is: to take one middah or one halacah and work on it, not to fight all wars on all fronts simultaneously, because if you do, you’ll lose them all

    So says my mashgiaich

    One small thing at a time

    Hatzlacah

    in reply to: What shape are you in? #1052547

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    There are frum people that care and are health conscious, there are some that aren’t. It’s not a hashkafa issue. I’ve never seen a Rabbi jogging, but have seen rabbis walking etc

    Rabbi chaim kanyevsky takes daily walks, so did the chazon ish, Rabbi wosner regularly went swimming, I’m sure USA gadolim also did excersize to maintain their health

    in reply to: How early is too early? #1051399

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    Rabbi Shick of breslav in the north of Israel recommends his followers to marry very young, 15 or 16

    In Yemen this too was the custom, and when they emigrated to the UK or Israel we used to see young men of 17 walking around with 2!!!!!!! Wifes

    in reply to: One Week in E"Y, What To Do? #1050722

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    Have you heard of the blind museum in Holon? It’s worth a visit

    The shuk on Friday afternoon

    Reb chaim in bnei barak, visit the big yeshiva while you’re there, ponevez etc

    If you go up north, there are some lovely hikes, it’s snowing in the hermon

    Have fun

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