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  • in reply to: 15yo Israeli sees vision of Gog and Magog war #1134409

    Bookworm120
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    Sounds like a hoax. There were people trying to manipulate autistic children into giving similar messages years ago. :/ It’s sad that kids are being taken advantage of in this way, and even sadder that people fall for it.

    in reply to: Friend married a girl he met online #1108873

    Bookworm120
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    Well, does she like gefilte fish, factory bread, or bakery bread? Quick, we need to know – the marriage may be at stake!

    in reply to: Alter, The Thread Titler! #1213550

    Bookworm120
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    @cozimjewish – There was a thread “Hotel for August,” if my memory serves me correctly.

    in reply to: Illogical argument contest #1089932

    Bookworm120
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    We should all make aliyah to Israel NOW because Hillary Clinton is running for president.

    in reply to: Lyrics to Country Yossi Song "The Big K'nocker"? #1148427

    Bookworm120
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    FANTASTIC, Ubiquitin! Have a fantastic Shabbos. 😀

    in reply to: Lyrics to Country Yossi Song "The Big K'nocker"? #1148425

    Bookworm120
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    LOL, thank you, DikDukDuck. This is definitely a step in the right direction!

    in reply to: Lyrics to Country Yossi Song "The Big K'nocker"? #1148423

    Bookworm120
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    Bump…?

    in reply to: Alter, The Thread Titler! #1213545

    Bookworm120
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    Hotel for Augustus Gloop

    in reply to: Alter, The Thread Titler! #1213544

    Bookworm120
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    Wasn’t the Late Lubavitcher Rebbe a Zionist?

    in reply to: Alter, The Thread Titler! #1213543

    Bookworm120
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    Tznius in New New New New York


    Bookworm120
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    In general, I try to respect the different views of my peers, friends and acquaintances, and hope they respect mine. I don’t expect people to think the same way I do. I’m usually pleasantly surprised when we do. 😀

    in reply to: 'Halachic Dinner" – What do you think about it? #1083232

    Bookworm120
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    Mmmm, poached brains and shallot topped veal intestines stuffed with veal heart. My favorites!

    …But I’ll assume that the dessert is dulce de SOY leche.

    in reply to: Mistaken Lyrics #1087844

    Bookworm120
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    When I was a little kid, I found “Gam Ki Eilech” a bit foreboding to listen to.

    “…The gates of maves (death).”

    in reply to: I can't flap my ears #1076089

    Bookworm120
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    *wiggles ears* It’s the Sackville Bagginses!

    in reply to: ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHOSE FIRST NAMES START WITH Q! Do not read otherwise. #1081526

    Bookworm120
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    *Snaps fingers* My name is Q.

    in reply to: Moshiach Rumors? #1074822

    Bookworm120
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    Ironically, this thread was started 6 years ago.

    in reply to: Mistaken Lyrics #1087841

    Bookworm120
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    Thanks, Showjoe! 😀 Good luck with that – I can’t wait to “hear” your findings!

    in reply to: Mistaken Lyrics #1087838

    Bookworm120
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    “Hallo hallo, we are the Kinderlach-lach, hallo hallo, we are the second motion.”

    Since, like many young-boy groups, the line-up changes periodically (as more and more boys hit Bar Mitzvah age and alternate between sounding like Kermit the Frog and Darth Vader), I figured the group of boys performing the song were the second line-up of the Kinderlach group. But I was perplexed to find that they’ve sung this song since their early days! Huh. I couldn’t possibly be wrong, now could I?

    in reply to: Mistaken Lyrics #1087837

    Bookworm120
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    An earlier post in this thread evoked a (purposely) long-forgotten earworm, so here’s my take on “Mother” as performed Maydad Tasa (completely from memory):

    Mother you love me

    Who is always there for me

    Mother who worries

    Still who always comforts me

    You fill my life with happiness and joy

    You are the only one who knows what’s in my soul

    You hear when something hurts badly

    You’re filled with life and live it only

    You guide me with your smile and warm embrace

    You hear when something hurts badly (or a similar phrase)

    May you be joy-filled deeply only

    You hold me tight ’til I am safe again

    ….and then lots of “Ohwhoawhoawhoa”-ing. *curtsies*

    I always figured an Israeli who didn’t ehhh to speak English good wrote the song, so I didn’t sweat what my ears interpreted.

    It wasn’t half as bad as when my Israeli friends attempted to sing along with the lyrics their less English-attuned ears took in!

    in reply to: Mistaken Lyrics #1087836

    Bookworm120
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    Since I have no clue where my source material (aka ancient cassettes) went and I wouldn’t be listening to them for a good few weeks anyway, here’s what I have from memory:

    “Drinking a lechaim and you’re going to shomayim yaya oh Bobby that’s what I liiiike!”

    “Tell me, Bubby, what happened to pizza Zeyde?! What’s in the hay?! … Ahahahaha! Okay, bubby, you knooooow what Ah like!”

    Those two are from “The Big Knocker,” and after all these years, I still have no idea what that even means. 😀

    Country Yossi, I hope you read this on your show.

    in reply to: Sheitel With A Cap On Top #1072234

    Bookworm120
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    Wouldn’t have no other kind but silk.

    in reply to: The 19th Floor #1072706

    Bookworm120
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    The 19th floor exists on a different fictitious plane than other fictitious things.

    in reply to: No walls are safe #1072376

    Bookworm120
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    Thus, this thread was removed from the “Topics with no replies” section.

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/hey-i-just-found-something-weird-on-the-cr

    in reply to: You in One Word #1209350

    Bookworm120
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    (So tempted to use a compound word here. :D)

    Unique.

    in reply to: Bookworm 120, this one's for you #1072107

    Bookworm120
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    I honestly have no clue what they were referencing…. I’m a bit confused myself but I tried to reply good-naturedly.

    in reply to: Bookworm 120, this one's for you #1072105

    Bookworm120
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    So sorry, I didn’t see this until now!

    I’m afraid someone accidentally burned my Klingon-to-English dictionary with the chometz erev Pesach…. Care to explain? 🙂

    in reply to: Mistaken Lyrics #1087834

    Bookworm120
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    As someone who wasn’t raised speaking Yiddish, I could go on and on about all the lines I’ve misheard from Country Yossi where he switches from English to Yiddish mid-sentence!

    in reply to: Is Aliyah a wise choice in the nuclear age? #1073344

    Bookworm120
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    Interesting! Thanks for sharing those points.

    in reply to: Is Aliyah a wise choice in the nuclear age? #1073341

    Bookworm120
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    @kj chusid – Great, thanks. Any advice for how to respond when they say, “Sure, sure, that’s happened before in Israel, but how do you know that it won’t happen soon in America?”

    in reply to: The title says it all #1144753

    Bookworm120
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    Falafel cookies.

    in reply to: Jewish Wisdom Rhymes, anyone have the book? #1071054

    Bookworm120
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    Eee, the “What are Jewish Girls Made Of” one is particularly cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing these. 🙂

    in reply to: Is Aliyah a wise choice in the nuclear age? #1073338

    Bookworm120
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    @kj chusid, great point! May I ask where I could find these statistics? I feel if I have the information at the ready, I can better shut down the claims of fear-mongers.

    [I meet a lot of them and I’m sick of being told I’m naive for not following “the news” (probably aka World Net Daily and a certain allegedly frum site where terms like “Gog Bush” and the “upcoming civil war in America” are popular, and YMRM of Verplank is considered “haredi”) which allegedly reports all sorts of horrible things happening to Jews in America. If I don’t see this happening where I live, it must be because I’m shutting my eyes to it on purpose.

    I wish they’d understand that making aliyah is not the solution to my problems (I can’t speak for everyone else’s problems), which definitely do not include any of the bizarre claims being made to my face by people living “chutz” the “aretz” of fifty diverse states that I live in.]

    in reply to: WAKE UP, EXILE JEWS! #1071838

    Bookworm120
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    @Torah613Torah – No worries. 🙂

    in reply to: WAKE UP, EXILE JEWS! #1071832

    Bookworm120
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    I’ve got hours to go here, and I don’t plan on stopping until it’s over in MY time zone – mwahahaha!

    in reply to: Your outlets are Chometz! #1071388

    Bookworm120
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    takahmamash – Are you Rebbetzin RLZ…? 😉

    in reply to: Jewish Wisdom Rhymes, anyone have the book? #1071052

    Bookworm120
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    This sounds so adorable, I need to find this book!

    in reply to: WAKE UP, EXILE JEWS! #1071830

    Bookworm120
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    @cozimjewish – I was attempting to cite a highly credible source. 😉 (The “Internet Microwave” thing is a reference the joke about the guy trying to buy a “television” from the microwave salesman, and a play on how so many people don’t realize that there’s a difference between the Internet and the Worldwide Web.)

    @yekke2 and sirvoddmort – Yeah, it would’ve been a great way to make people feel a little silly.:D I figured I’d err on the side of *slightly* less dramatic. Not sure if that worked, though…. 😛

    @Torah613Torah – “Exile Jew” came out of a book which was all about scaring American Jews into making aliyah, called ‘The Mitzvah to Live in Eretz Israel.’ Much of the “And I quote” section were direct quotes from the book – and those were some of the milder bits.

    @showjoe – Yes! Isn’t it fun?

    Well, I’ve had a lot of fun today. It was very interesting seeing all of your responses. For those of you who got the joke, I’m glad I made you laugh. As for those of you who didn’t, well, um, I can’t say I’m sorry for posting it, but I’m sorry it wasn’t as appreciated as I’d hoped. Let’s hope my satirical writing skills improve for the better by 1/4/2016. At the latest, 4/1/2016. 😉

    in reply to: Sheitel With A Cap On Top #1072233

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    Would you say the cap is made of silk?

    in reply to: Is Aliyah a wise choice in the nuclear age? #1073329

    Bookworm120
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    @nolongersingle – Excellent point! Also, Israel is the only country that gets bashed by the world for taking counter-terrorism measures. In Australia and Europe, counter-terrorism has been praised.

    in reply to: Is Aliyah a wise choice in the nuclear age? #1073327

    Bookworm120
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    “Given this sorry set of circumstances, does Zionism and Aliyah offer any hope of protecting the Jewish people, or is the only realistic protection a return to Torah and Mitzvahs until the time of Moshiach?”

    Honestly, I don’t think so. I am happy that Jewish people are currently in control of (parts of) Eretz Yisrael, but I would not be comfortable living there under the current circumstances. I just can’t rely on open miracles to ensure that I would be safe living there. If you think you can, good for you and good luck to you. Now is not my time and nobody can convince me otherwise.

    Perks of living scattered all over the world: it’s much harder to C”V harm us all in one go. (Don’t tell me the story of how Hitler yemach shemo had a globe in his office which marked the locations of every Jew he could find, right down to one guy in Albania. It would still be hard.) If every single Jew in the world makes aliyah to Israel, we’d all be sitting ducks for our enemies to nuke in one easy place! Have you ever thought about that? There’s a reason why Yaakov Avinu separated his family into two camps when he was about to meet Eisav. Why not emulate the ways of our G-d-fearing forefather instead of falling for the agendas of a secular government?

    I think we are much better off preserving our lifestyle of Torah and mitzvos wherever we are than coming to a state that’s about as Jewish as Billy Joel’s or Barbara Streisand’s music, where they attempt to strip you of your religious values little by little.

    Oh, and by the way, the economy in Israel STINKS! Just look at the exchange rate, people. If the economy in Israel were better, then we’d be getting four dollars for every shekel, not the other way around.

    in reply to: my dream shul #1197665

    Bookworm120
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    In my dream shul, everyone pays attention to the Torah reading instead of whispering like schoolchildren. And the tissues magically evaporate into thin air as soon as people are done with them.

    in reply to: Rav Moshe Feinstein-Chalav Stam Story #1149231

    Bookworm120
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    Ditto, yekke2.

    in reply to: Judaism on the Moon #1097377

    Bookworm120
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    Well, the spacesuit one wears on the moon might be considered beged ish….

    in reply to: What do I do with all this Challa? #1066838

    Bookworm120
    Participant

    Make sandwiches!

    in reply to: My breeches ripped #1066451

    Bookworm120
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    Trousers.

    The only time I’ve seen people use the word “breeches” was in American Girl.

    (Now I’ll stop pretending I’m not an American.)

    in reply to: Shoshanim Magazine #1066447

    Bookworm120
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    They were a magazine for frum teen girls. I believe Mrs. Sterna Citron of California was their editor in chief. They had a lot of interesting fiction stories, including some from 15 year old Bracha Goykadosh.

    Research shows that Olomeinu was around for decades. Wow!

    in reply to: Sheitel With A Cap On Top #1072229

    Bookworm120
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    *breaks into song* “…When I go out in my sheitel with the cap on top!”

    in reply to: The CR Discworlders Club #1114615

    Bookworm120
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    My condolences, everyone.

    in reply to: iWorld Gone iMad #1063838

    Bookworm120
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    I use a Leapster. Don’t judge.

    in reply to: how to deal with the weird #1062127

    Bookworm120
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    I wouldn’t have minded all that much if you just told me I was coming across like a weirdo. Sheesh!

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