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October 5, 2016 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm in reply to: obtain a beis din's preliminary ruling without actually going to a beis din #1194992
When there is a concern that there is abuse present, it is very important to find a therapist who has training and experience in the area of abuse.
Lenny, if you are serious about salvaging your marriage, you have to be willing to do that. Marriage counselors who do not have abuse training and experience can make such situations worse. Sometimes much worse.August 30, 2016 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm in reply to: How come I got a headache after the fast instead of during it? #1174320
147 — sorry I am replying a year later; I don’t frequent the Coffee Room!
I don’t have a solution for Asara b’teves on erev shabbos — but it doesn’t happen often! I guess the best in that case is kiddush, hamotzi, and drink water, sing zmiros, and then eat more?
What is the problem with Y.K. / Tisha B’av on Sunday? I guess it is an issue for the one making havdola? Is that what you mean? First of all, if you make kiddush/havdolah on grape juice I think it is less of a problem. In any case, drink lots of water right after the wine/grape juice.
Also, my husband said (I don’t know if this is universal) that it is OK to drink water (just plain water, no other eating/drinking) before havdola on motzai shabbos; that should then be fine on motzai tisha b’av on Sunday as well. Not sure about Y.K. – I don’t think I’ve ever done that…..or thought to ask…..August 30, 2016 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm in reply to: good books to read #1174593
I also loved the Anne of Green Gables series. Not completely frum, but better than most of what you’ll find out there….so I second the motion.August 30, 2016 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm in reply to: good books to read #1174592
I haven’t read them in a long time, but I loved the “Little House” books, and I remember them being pretty clean. You might wnat to skip “These Happy Golden Years” (I think that is the right one) which includes Laura’s courtship phase, as that was not conducted, ahem, as we do in the frum world.July 6, 2015 7:05 am at 7:05 am in reply to: How come I got a headache after the fast instead of during it? #1174313
I can’t tell you why, but I can share some of my own experience which might help.
Most of my life I have fasted fine. It slowed me down a little, the fast, but that’s about all. However, I often felt quite sick the day *after* the fast !?!
My solution (which I fell upon by “accident” after one fast where I had to run out of the house and didn’t have much time to eat) is *not* to eat a lot right after the fast. First I drink — water. Then I drink more water….I don’t eat until I’ve drunk a few cups of water and given myself a bit of time to absorb. Then I eat lightly — usually starting with fruit and waiting a bit after that to eat anything heavier (this whole process can be an hour long — or 20 minutes. I don’t know if it matters). Even then, I try not to stuff myself. Keep drinking water between the different steps up to eating. And then drink more water say, an hour or two later (and before going to bed, and the next morning …)
Additional curious point — I suffer from migraines. One part of my treatment plan is to drink a lot of water. Nonetheless, I don’t think I have had a migraine on a fast day more than once in my life — and I’ve had migraines for 20 years!
So here are a few thoughts:
1. Maybe your body during the fast didn’t dehydrate enough to give you a headache, but after the fast, though you ate, you didn’t drink enough, and thus got a dehydration headache later?
2. Maybe there is a connection between food and headaches, so some people don’t get the headache that might be “coming to them” until ingesting some solid food?
3. Maybe some of us just have bodies that respond more slowly. This gives us a chance to head off the headaches/weakness by drinking a lot right after the fast?
In any case, whatever the cause, perhaps my solution will help you….or someone else.
Also, drinking a lot in the days before the fast can help avoid dehydration, which could help with possible headaches whether they would come during or after the fast.July 21, 2014 6:43 am at 6:43 am in reply to: Looking for a Sefardi chacham #1024480
That is the date of the petira of Rav Ovadia Yosef zatzal. I suppose that is what 147 is referring to.