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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.
Well, does she like gefilte fish, factory bread, or bakery bread? Quick, we need to know – the marriage may be at stake!
@cozimjewish – There was a thread “Hotel for August,” if my memory serves me correctly.
We should all make aliyah to Israel NOW because Hillary Clinton is running for president.
FANTASTIC, Ubiquitin! Have a fantastic Shabbos. 😀
LOL, thank you, DikDukDuck. This is definitely a step in the right direction!
Hotel for Augustus Gloop
Wasn’t the Late Lubavitcher Rebbe a Zionist?
Tznius in New New New New YorkJune 4, 2015 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm in reply to: Expecting others to think the same way you do when they were raised differently. #1085509
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. 😀
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.
When I was a little kid, I found “Gam Ki Eilech” a bit foreboding to listen to.
“…The gates of maves (death).”
*wiggles ears* It’s the Sackville Bagginses!April 30, 2015 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm in reply to: ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHOSE FIRST NAMES START WITH Q! Do not read otherwise. #1081526
*Snaps fingers* My name is Q.
Ironically, this thread was started 6 years ago.
Thanks, Showjoe! 😀 Good luck with that – I can’t wait to “hear” your findings!
“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?
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!
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.
Wouldn’t have no other kind but silk.
The 19th floor exists on a different fictitious plane than other fictitious things.
Thus, this thread was removed from the “Topics with no replies” section.
(So tempted to use a compound word here. :D)
I honestly have no clue what they were referencing…. I’m a bit confused myself but I tried to reply good-naturedly.
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? 🙂
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!
Interesting! Thanks for sharing those points.
@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?”
Eee, the “What are Jewish Girls Made Of” one is particularly cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing these. 🙂
@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.]
@Torah613Torah – No worries. 🙂
I’ve got hours to go here, and I don’t plan on stopping until it’s over in MY time zone – mwahahaha!
takahmamash – Are you Rebbetzin RLZ…? 😉
This sounds so adorable, I need to find this book!
@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. 😉
Would you say the cap is made of silk?
@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.
“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 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.
Well, the spacesuit one wears on the moon might be considered beged ish….
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.)
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!
*breaks into song* “…When I go out in my sheitel with the cap on top!”
My condolences, everyone.
I use a Leapster. Don’t judge.
I wouldn’t have minded all that much if you just told me I was coming across like a weirdo. Sheesh!