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March 22, 2017 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm in reply to: Best Android Filter or App Lock with No Monthly Recurring Fees #1242222
you may want to look in to k9 if you want to set up a white list which can be done at no cost, but i am not sure if there filtering service is any good at all or if there is a cost.August 2, 2016 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm in reply to: Why the ashkenazi schools don't accept sefardi children #1164101
You complain about the sinas chinam in one paragraph, and then say hateful things to a poster in the next…
perhaps you should research who r’ yitzhak luria the ari hakadosh was and what his contribution was before making such a statement. we dont belittle minhagim, minhag avotenu biyadenu. there are often profound meanings and reasons behind many seemingly futile things.May 24, 2016 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm in reply to: LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT SHUL IN FLATBUSH EAST 30's #1152944
Keter Torah Ave L/e23
very nice shul, great rabbis, nice kehilla
In what form are you looking for it? I have seen Chamomile Lavendar tea at many health food stores under OK supervision, plain lavendar is readily available but i have never seen it with hashgacha
if you are in the NY area there is a small store called ‘flower power’ that sells dried herbs that definitely would lavendar. this kind of item may not need hashgacha (as long as its not from EY) tho it prob needs to be checked well for tolaim. hope this helps.
There have been many tzadikim, i personally knew one who knew the entire shas and was well respected, he did sponga every week before or after shabbos to help his wife. he was an alte mirrer in shanghi and despite the many hardships and his pitching in he made it to very great heights in torah and he had exemplary derech eretz, so i would think the tzadikl can pitch in a bit too
Jewish source, im not sure but since its divre shebikdusha doesn’t Your kaddish have to actually be heard by a minyan in order for you to say it. I see this scenario a lot. on a side not (sorry to digress) i also see when birkat hagomel is made many say it in a whisper to the point that no one hears the bracha, which seems to be exactly the opposite of the point of making the bracha expressing our hakarat hatov to hashem in front of a minyan
if the plague of talking in shul (either side of the mechitza) cant be eradicated i would leave and find a suitable shul, where there is yira shamayim, kavod beit knesset, kavod for the tzibur.
a secular relative was once visiting me and came to shul with me. he was floored at the lack of kavod for the shul that the mispallelim showed. despite the rabbis many repeated pleas, he said he never saw anything like this in all the conservative and reform shuls he had ever went to over all the years… he was shocked that orthodox jews would behave this way. such a disregard for the shul,the congregants, the rabbis, the torah and for Hashem! and it wasnt just during the tefila, it was during the kriat hatorah, and continued thru a drasha given by a rabbi that was invited to speak as a guest.
i haven’t gone back there for years and dont plan to. it was a true hillul hashem that happened in front of many jews, and of course a personal embarrassment for me as well. needless to say definitely not an experience that brought anyone closer… (i wish i had brought him somewhere else) of course there is a lot more good going on, torah, mitzvot, chessed, bh! but we need to fix this…
to all the talkers a refuah shalema bkarov, and it really is a sickness, but thats still no excuse. ask yourself, if you go to shul to talk- where do you go to daven? if not for the sake of all the others around you, so they can daven properly, do yourself a favor for YOUR kavod of the shul/ tzibur and review hilchos kavod beit haknesset
rebyidd23, for what its worth, as I understand it, your scenario would definitely cause me to laugh, hence bring me to simchah, which i believe is the reason chachamim dont permit music during this time period
should be an airtrain from newark airport to penn station, then transfer to bklyn bound subway lines or trains, hatzlacha
I apologize and ask for mechilla from anyone i offended however in my decade in brooklyn i have never seen a DD the OK or the Vaad of Flatbush which are both EXCELLENT hechshers providing top notch supervision. Chas v shalom i didnt mean to indicate either of these (i wasnt aware they had any DD locations under them, please let me know where they are lovated as I would love to know) FYI a major well respected rabinical authority on kashrus mentioned the DD microwave issue on the radio so it was well known. bottom line everyone make their own choices hopefully involved consulting with your local orthodox rav and do what is right for you within that context. As far as the many shomer shabbat bagel places in brooklyn i am familiar with many and i always see shomrei shabbos and/or owners there at all times. But as far as trusting any restaurant even under the best hashgacha, you are correct, its not so pashut.
If you are ok with eating food from a place that has little to no supervision at best.. coffee is one thing and i understand many of these places say they provide chalav yisrael upon request but there are many other serious issues with eating in a place with no full time supervision and no yehudi at all working on the premises, you should speak to a local rav who is familiar with the supervising agency. note that dunkin donuts puts the signs up themselves that say ‘Yes, we are Kosher’… so dunkin donuts franchises now tell us whats kosher. yes there is a teuda indicating some sort of supervision but ive heard from extremely reputable sources that people have seen goyim come in to the ‘kosher’ dunkin donuts in brooklyn and use the microwave to heat up their treif things in the same microwave they are cooking your egg sandwhich. for 25 cents more it pays to go to one of the many many fine establishments under excellent strict supervision on nearly every block in brooklyn. if you want i can give you a list of dozens of places with excellent bagels, coffee and great bkfst specials and also top notch supervision, hatzlacha rabba
No, not smart at all. they dont get burped in time which is painful when your stomach is the size of a marble and they’re more likely to end up with fluid in the ears which presents many problems. this is something u want to make sure to do properly.
refuah shalema.. i dont know of any liquid fleishig dishes but i would go for some nice compote or a nice cup of jello. perhaps some mashed potatoes on thin side
ouch, i would try to find a makom that you feel suits you better, if its at all possible with whatever your circumstances are
If by any chance you’re looking for nusach eda hamizrach (sefardic) i know of a good shul in flatbush that doesnt require or even ask anyone to pay for seats, if anyone is inclined to make a pledge they can, tho there is no pressure to do so
Ribbono Shel Olam please let this be our biggest concern
theres nothing wrong with living in the modern world, ie using air conditioning etc but when we start making hyphen-judaisms, for example MO, that is a problem. We are torah jews, the torah didnt change, it doesnt need to evolve for modern times, that is apikorsut. we need to learn to live by the torah despite living in modern times, not fabricate our own “modern” interpretations of torah to fit our needs. you can be any label of jew you want but if you are not a torah-jew, you got it all wrong…
did you try giving some gripe water such as ‘little tummys’ which are usually all natural made of chamomile and other good safe things. that has helped us. also, always make sure to get a good burp after eating before sleeping
invest in a couple good soothing lullaby albums
we never felt the cry it out method was for us as we feel a baby should not be left to ‘self soothe’
the first couple months by us were intense, no sleep, bh it will get easier soon
a big yasher koach for working on quitting!
i was told e-cigs on pesach is definitely a question since its very likely that the alcohols that are used for the e-cigs are chametz.
Aaseh lecha Rav! If you dont have a Rav you can ask this type of question you should try to find one, sure you can call any posek and get a psak but you should have a Rav that knows you for these and all questions. If you dont live in a makom torah and you need to speak to a rav, I and im sure ywn can provide some contact info. Hatzlacha!
what about me?? i am interested in an atarah, please ask the mods to allow us to get in touch. i will buy it from you if i like it.
i am uphauled by the previous comment by achosid. unfortunately in every community there is materialism, i can tell you first hand that this community is a example of ahavas yisrael, kavod hatorah and kavod of torah scholars, achdus, there is tremendous outreach and chessed going on, on a daily basis. And their generosity is something we all should emulate. To imply that they are all drug users is almost comical to think someone could label a whole community this way– and you are certainly misinformed. This is a community of emunah, a community that values learning torah, a community of fine jews, it would behoove you to rethink speaking this way about an entire community, that is the real chillul Hashem. every community has problems, but for you to make the above comments, you are painting with a very wide brush… They are certainly all rich- in torah, mitzvot, chessed and the list goes on.. may HKBH continue to bless all of them with every good always.
sorry i should have mentioned i am trying to get info on the unveiling minhagim for nusach ashkenaz, thanks everyone and tizku l’mitzvot
I was once in a very well known “shtiebel” ie minyan factory in flatbush, there was a very old man who came to daven maariv, he came in by himself, his face was VERY severely burnt, his ears were completely singed off, his eyes were shut closed from the scarring, he was literally a train wreck, somehow this very old sickly, disfigured man who was writhing with pain made it to minyan, i am talking to myself no one else, but what excuse do I have not to come to shul.
There are also people who are disabled, some paralyzed lo aleinu, lo aleichem, who I see make it to shul regularly, every day, some limping, some in wheel chairs, some with oxygen tanks. at some point you have to say, these people came to shul to daven, HKBH gave me health today, how can I not get up and go to shul. i wish it didnt take such extreme examples to put things in perspective but seeing these things really made an impact on me
also during the big blizzard this winter, seeing how many people made the trek to shul whether by car or on foot in those conditions was a real chizuk for me
please let me know where i can get info on the scd diet, would be much appreciated.
Yasher koach JCCSG, I believe this group is a good idea. Unfortunately, crohns and colitus are not uncommon among the jewish people. my brother suffered from a severe case of colitis as a teenager in which he was hospitalized for months and had many surgeries including removal of the colon, and he was more recently diagnosed with crohns disease which he is taking medication for. his experience differs from my father who has a relatively manageable case of colitis that is usually controlled by meds and occasionally flares us. i haver witnessed just how extremely debilitating it can be and I support this group and urge people to join online support groups or forums as the value to those afflicted and there families will be immeasurable. I think greater awareness in the jewish world would also help to take away the stigma of speaking about the problem. Refuah shelema to all those you know and anyone else who is suffering