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  • in reply to: Chalav Yisrael Egg Cream πŸ₯šπŸ₯› #1320629

    Bookworm120
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    takahmamash, I think I remember finding Bosco syrup in Israel at some point, but it was a bit too grainy for my liking, Could be mistaken, though. It’s been a while. πŸ˜€

    in reply to: Are Crocs Tznius 🐊🐊 #1320630

    Bookworm120
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    They cover your feet. Check.

    Do you feel modest when you wear them?

    in reply to: Inside-out Ravioli πŸ”€πŸ #1320631

    Bookworm120
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    This is what happens when I boil them for too long or don’t seal them properly. πŸ˜›

    Alternatively, you could call it lasagna.

    in reply to: We need subtitles back #1320627

    Bookworm120
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    I miss being a velociraptor who catches worms.

    in reply to: Is it okay to marry a Zionist? #1264864

    Bookworm120
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    What’s “shtickle” mean?

    in reply to: Yidden who like homemade Pesach cakes better than yearround cakes #1253929

    Bookworm120
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    I didn’t hate the Pesach dessert cakes we bought this year – would actually eat them year-round if there was nothing better on hand.

    in reply to: THE BROKEN TELEPHONE GAME!!! #1252820

    Bookworm120
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    feet
    toes
    nail polish
    Bais Yaakov
    pleated skirts
    denim skirts
    hemlines
    thread
    sewing
    knitting
    scarves
    time travel

    in reply to: The “Defend Something You Are Against” Challenge #1250128

    Bookworm120
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    I have my issues with Zionism and the Zionist movement. (I’m not against them, but we could get along better.) Benefits of this movement, however, include:
    * There are Jewish people living in the part of the world Biblically known as Eretz Yisroel.
    * Thanks to the Zionists, there is a Jewish state where Jews can theoretically move to if the rest of the world does, indeed, become a dangerous place for us.
    * Kosher chewing gum from big-name brands, like Orbit and Bazooka.

    I was not a supporter of Billary Clinton during the 2016 election. Benefits of her running and getting as far as she did include:
    * Proof that women can run for president and get as far as being selected as a mainstream party’s candidate.
    * Inspiration for more qualified and honest women to run for president in the future.
    * …?

    in reply to: If you're not with Chabad #1248859

    Bookworm120
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    I don’t need a calendar, a date converter, or anything. I just send a letter to my LOR’s grave any time I have a question. Or, sometimes, I think of a question and open a book of my LOR’s correspondence to a random page to get my answer. It works every time, even if I’m not on the level to understand what some lady’s old shaitel has to do with the time I should recite Havdalah.

    πŸ˜›

    in reply to: Do kids really hate vegetables? #1248860

    Bookworm120
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    Honestly, I think popular culture tells kids not to like vegetables. If I hadn’t read storybooks about kids who struggled to eat their vegetables, I probably would’ve kept on eating them. The fictional kids made a good case that vetables are squishy and yucky and I was an impressionable young one.

    in reply to: Hamentaschens: Open or Closed? #1243528

    Bookworm120
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    I’m late to the Purim party but I much prefer open-top hamentaschen. Unless I know for a fact that all closed-top hamentaschen have poppy seeds inside. That way, I know what flavor I’m getting.

    Something to keep in mind for next year, I guess. πŸ˜›

    in reply to: Sardines #1243520

    Bookworm120
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    Bananas are a great source of potassium.

    in reply to: Almost meaningless words used in marketing and fearmongering #1136239

    Bookworm120
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    With naturally artificial flavors. πŸ˜›

    in reply to: Sending Shidduch Pictures? #1136004

    Bookworm120
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    I agree, full-length pictures border on extreme … and a tad creepy, too.

    in reply to: Things that people do wrong – halachically #1135967

    Bookworm120
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    I have to daven with my eyes open, or I won’t be able to read my siddur!

    Oh well, I guess the fact that I don’t rely on memory for reciting prayers means I’m not pious enough. πŸ˜›

    in reply to: POLL: 1 outfit on 1 shabbos? #1134092

    Bookworm120
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    I agree with RebYidd23. So long as gravity exists and Murphy’s Law remains unbreakable, I strongly recommend bringing at least one spare outfit. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: I'm returning to share a story #1133610

    Bookworm120
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    Thank you so much for sharing this story, DaMoshe.

    in reply to: POLL: How many posters do you know in real life? #1134898

    Bookworm120
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    “I will occasionally email various posters identities to each other in the hopes of resolving the shidduch crisis”

    *hides*

    Please check your email

    just kidding

    in reply to: Genetic Conditions Disqualifying Potential Presidential Candidates #1123196

    Bookworm120
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    Stupidity should be a disqualifying condition. But alas, it isn’t.

    in reply to: Random thread: Rocky Zweig, Purim, and writing #1120155

    Bookworm120
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    Bump πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Random thread: Rocky Zweig, Purim, and writing #1120154

    Bookworm120
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    *Waves shyly* I know this thread’s a year old, but I came across two resources for you if you’re still looking to publish your writings:

    The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – I’m not sure if they’re still current, but they seem to be a literary publication for frum writers. Their criteria looks pretty flexible, and the sample stories are neat!

    Yehudis Magazine – I think they’re a more recent frum publication for Jewish teen girls and women, specifically. It looks like they only accept submissions through their website/by email, though…. (Not sure if that’s still an issue for you.)

    Hope those help – keep writing! πŸ™‚


    Bookworm120
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    kj chusid, it’s not Fishy, it’s Feishy!

    in reply to: Parents visiting married children uninvited at night??? #1117057

    Bookworm120
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    Well, it’s harder to hide all those E10 video games, PG-rated movies, and rock ‘n’ roll music if the parents come unannounced. That’s how it has always been, from childhood to adulthood. πŸ˜›

    in reply to: YOU are invited! #1117121

    Bookworm120
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    *Grabs the preciousssss custard donuts*

    Sheesh! You don’t want to know….

    in reply to: Good CR Quotes #1117091

    Bookworm120
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    “Be nice to EVERYONE you meet. They may be your relatives someday.”

    -Oomis

    Love it! For more context and a beautiful story, see: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/who-needs-professional-shadchanim-anyways#post-591186

    in reply to: What is a Frum Feminist? #1116221

    Bookworm120
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    Hey, Shopping! Thanks for bringing this subject up.

    While I believe that women and men have different roles in Judaism, I also believe that women and men should have equal social and employment opportunities in the secular world. (Whether they should take full advantage of these opportunities is another story entirely. Maybe a girl doesn’t want to work in a STEM field, and really would rather be a stay-at-home mom – but I digress….) In that sense, I think it’s possible to support [at least some] feminist values and live a frum Jewish lifestyle without conflict.

    Not everyone defines “frum feminism” this way; the majority of people I see calling themselves “frum feminists” on the Web tend to support things that seem to conflict with Orthodox Jewish values. Many appear to be feminists advocating for pro-feminist changes within Judaism, not feminists who happen to be frum Jews. I have my reasons for not openly associated with others who call themselves “frum feminists” … and the feminist movement as a whole.

    in reply to: YOU are invited! #1117119

    Bookworm120
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    Any Boston Cream donuts, skripka? I’ve been searching for some good ones all week. XD

    in reply to: ????? ???? ??? ??? ?????? (message from true Torah Jews) #1116015

    Bookworm120
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    kj chusid, Thanks so much for sharing your insights on the Chanuka miracles. I think I’ve been subject to a little of this Zionist pro-war agenda this year (e.g. the miracle of the oil being an “insignificant midrash” for children and the war aspects being the one true miracle; that “real Jews” fight wars while “wimps” just sit in front of their menorahs eating latkes….) And I thought I was doing so well on the “The world’s gonna go boom by President Billary, move to Israel NOW!!!” front. I’ll admit here (where I’m fairly anonymous) that they got me this time! πŸ˜›

    Anyway, I think your post was G-d’s ways of gently putting me back in my place. Thank you, kj chusid.

    in reply to: When will the chareidim join the army like the Chashmonaim? #1115230

    Bookworm120
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    The word “Hellenist” sounds a teeny, tiny bit like “Chiloni.” Coincidence?

    I didn’t know Popa was the OP until I opened this thread, so I had this rant prepared:

    In all seriousness, not all folks are cut out for the army. And not all folks are cut out for attending a university campus either. One shouldn’t be forced to take part, nor should one be forced to not take part. People need to be educated about their options (and in the case of Charedim and the [Israeli] army, they should have real options), and make informed decisions about what path they wish to take.

    That said, Popa, ha! You made me look!

    in reply to: I know this sounds like a stupid question… #1114034

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    Excellent question, no worries. πŸ™‚ Maybe your school would have access to their contact information. Hatzlacha raba!

    in reply to: What's the best Cholent recipe? #1113598

    Bookworm120
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    Cranberries are definitely in season, so if you’re serious (and even if you’re not – any cholent is good cholent), I’ll give that a try!

    in reply to: What's the best Cholent recipe? #1113596

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    What type of juice, @joseph? I’ve been experimenting with cholent-esque concoctions, but I’m not confident enough with the results that I can call them anything more than plain old “stew.”

    in reply to: Rabbi Wallerstein Shiurim on Rap Music #1112208

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    @mr.mustard – Thank you!!! This shiur seems a little more recent than what I recall hearing, but it sounds like a step in the right direction!

    @comlink-x and the Mod who commented on their post – I think the video was probably on TA at one point. The YouTube video I found had the TA watermark. Maybe TA took the video down because of its controversial elements.

    in reply to: paris attacks #1111934

    Bookworm120
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    Beef shnitzel.

    What I find so horrific is that this sort of atrocity happens all the time in Israel by the same nation of terrorists, and NOBODY in the secular world talks about that.

    in reply to: Rabbi Wallerstein Shiurim on Rap Music #1112204

    Bookworm120
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    I see why you’d be hesitant to give out that particular lecture just like that. From just skimming through the video, I can see how the poor man’s words were taken so out of context.

    I think I’m looking for a different shiur where R’ Wallerstein does this all-out “rap” that was about how rap lyrics promote violence and “killing everybody.”

    With regards to your quote of my post, I believe you left out the phrase “I believe” before I made that statment. πŸ˜‰ As someone who doesn’t have much exposure to the genre, I am open about the fact that I have little expertise. I do know with certainty that the stuff that blasts out of cars driving down my street from time to time cannot be compared even to old rock music.

    in reply to: Music for Ahavas Hashem #1113247

    Bookworm120
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    *That’s where He can be found!”

    in reply to: Music for Ahavas Hashem #1113246

    Bookworm120
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    How about…. “Hashem is here / Hashem is there / Hashem is truly everywhere! Up, down, right left, all around / Here, there, and everywhere / That’s where he can be found!”

    in reply to: DO WE REALLY HAVE A GOOD EXCUSE TO LIVE IN CHUTZ LA'ARETZ? #1112886

    Bookworm120
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    @flatbusher – “When Moshiach comes, IYH we will all go.” Amein to that. That’s my plan. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Rabbi Wallerstein Shiurim on Rap Music #1112202

    Bookworm120
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    On the subject of rap music, to which I have very little exposure, I believe the general consensus is that rap music tends to have a lot of vulgar language and the lyrics blatantly objectify women and speak poorly of human beings in general. And I can think of a million reasons why listening to a guy chanting slang and vulgarities to a repetitive beat is ugly in comparison to orchestral arrangements by classical composers and early rock music with a TUNE (not to mention, in the Beatles’ case, epic vocal harmonies) and by comparison tasteful lyrics.

    in reply to: Rabbi Wallerstein Shiurim on Rap Music #1112201

    Bookworm120
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    @comlink-x – I wanted to share the shiur with someone who could really benefit from hearing it.

    in reply to: DO WE REALLY HAVE A GOOD EXCUSE TO LIVE IN CHUTZ LA'ARETZ? #1112877

    Bookworm120
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    I am coming here knowing that the OP may attempt to refute whatever I say, and whether his arguments make sense, I realize it’s not worth arguing back. The OP seems very set in his ways.

    “Eretz Yisrael has been overrun by uncouth vulgar barbarians with disgusting habits who will stop at nothing to uproot Torah, and about whom there is little we are able or even willing to do about it.

    Not to mention the country is under constant attack by very annoying Yismaelim.” – akuperma

    As someone who has lived in Israel in B”H a time of relative quiet, I have to agree with akuperma on this one.

    I love the Holy Land, but I see no compelling reason to live there, especially now.

    My dear friends who still live in the state of Israel assure me constantly that a) it’s actually really safe in Israel right now, despite all that silly the “propaganda” the media is propagating about terrorism in Israel right now, and b) we should all leave America because the very same things that are going on in Israel right now could happen here.

    Well, they’re happening in Israel right now on a very grand scale, believe it or not. Here, not so much, if at all. I live here, so I know. Right now, at this very moment in time, I am a lot safer living “chutz la’aretz.” (It cracks me up how for some, the whole world revolves around Israel. Everywhere and everyone else is just a “chutznick.”)

    How many murdered yeshiva bochurim, Jewish girls who fall trap to the sadistic young Ibrahims and Youssefs of the Muslim community, whole families being murdered in their sleep, and innocent pedestrians getting stabbed and maimed in the streets, will it take before people realize just how flipping unsafe (and STUPID) it is to live in Israel right now? And that’s just physical danger. Spiritual danger is a WHOLE other story!

    You may say I’m living in a bubble, that I’m blocking out all rhyme and reason propagated by the good religious Zionists, encouraging me to save my soul before America goes boom. (Some, dual citizens of the US and Israel, speak of such an idea with such relish, it makes me sick.) I say that aliyah-pushers should take a good look at their own backyard and realize the first place that would go kablooey in a Muslim anti-Israeli/anti-Semitic attack is the so-called Jewish State. Don’t give me your anti-American fear-mongering headcanons. Israeli-American dual citizens especially, I (like most Americans) don’t like President Obama or his policies any more than you do, but you should be ASHAMED of yourselves with the evil you wish daily on your fellow Jewish American people.

    I hope and pray that Hashem will continue to watch over every Jew in the world, from Israel, to America, to Madagascar, and the moon. And if I had a dollar for every time someone has told me G-d only watches over the Jews Israel, I could buy plane tickets to fly all my Israeli family and friends (and even my frenemies) to real safety!

    in reply to: DATI LEUMI AND CHAREDI- why is there such friction? #1112018

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    If we didn’t pigeonhole the Jewish people into little boxes and constantly negatively highlight how people are different, maybe we’d have peace between these two “factions”. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m just Jewish. That’s enough categorizing for me.

    in reply to: Rabbi Wallerstein Shiurim on Rap Music #1112192

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    @geordie613 – There are a few shiurim where he warns his audience like that. I also can’t remember which exactly. There’s also a shiur where Rabbi Wallerstein says, “I don’t know anything about the Internet.” But that’s a whole other matter that I’d rather not discuss here in my thread.

    Again, folks, if anyone can remember which shiur R’ Wallerstein did the rap, it would be appreciated. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Name That Tune! #1194329

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    How about the one that goes….

    “Oy na na na na nay oy na na na na na nay-ay-ay”?

    in reply to: jets thursday night game #1111582

    Bookworm120
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    Will Benny be there?

    You know, Benny Friedman. Who else would I be talking about on a forum for frum people? πŸ˜€

    in reply to: Why can't we handle different? #1110857

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    I think that many people are used to things being very routine. Seeing something different takes people by surprise, and, caught off guard, they aren’t always sure how to handle it. Oftentimes, I see people reacting to difference with fear. Folks should learn to better roll with the punches and deal with it realistically.


    Bookworm120
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    Dietitians hate this man! Learn his secret to instant weight loss by clicking *here.*

    in reply to: Bakery Bread vs Factory Bread #1108438

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    Bakery bread. It won’t last as long because it’ll be eaten up quickly because it tastes better! πŸ˜›


    Bookworm120
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    It is my belief that Chofetz Chaim girls value the mitzvah of shmiras halashon, guarding the palate, from evils, such as mouldy bread and expired gefilte fish. Likewise, surely Chofetz Chaim boys are particularly stringent in this mitzvah, and seek out girls who, as housewives, will be scrupulous in this mitzvah when serving them their dinner when they come home from a long day at kollel.

    in reply to: Ahavas Cheinum-Bringing the Geula #1108261

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    @joe katz – Thank you for sharing this message. I hope a day will come when our nation won’t need tragedies as a motivator to unite.

    Bli neder, I will work on judging others more favorably.

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