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February 17, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm in reply to: You Lift Me Up by Yaakov Shwekey #983036
I think I have it..
If I do, Mods what should I do?
ThanksDecember 4, 2011 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm in reply to: Bnos Sara vs. Bnos Chava #942510
Slurpygirl – Of course! My year in Bnos Chava there were quite a few Sephardim.. And the Aim Bayet is Sephardi (well she’s not originally but her husband is), and on the topic of her she is amazing, seriously made such a difference in my seminary year.
One thing about Bnos Chava staff that IMHO puts it apart from the rest is the connection they make with their students.
One of my best friends went to BJJ and she always says how if she has a question about something in halacha or hashkafa she doesnt feel comfortable calling any of her seminary teachers. Not only do most Bnos Chava alumni feel comfortable calling Rabbi Geisler or Mrs Baumol etc etc. They recently put out a website for alumni with constant new shuirim and articles and live classes and the ability to ask questions to Rav Ganz or any teacher its unbelievable.November 27, 2011 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm in reply to: Reviving an iPod …any Ideas??? #832870
OneofMany – I know it sounds crazy but this a how I’ve gotten many batteries to retain more power (laptops, ipods, phones etc)
Use it till it shuts down by itself because of no battery (shouldn’t take too long lol)
Then place it in a small zip lock bag
put the small bag into a big zip lock bag
(make sure to get as much air out as u can)
and put it in the freezer for a day or two
Yup the freezer.
The freezer – the reason it works is because with lithium ions get really cold, they produce more conductivity, thus more battery life.
I’ve done it many times getting battery life from 30 min to 3 hrs…
big difference. 🙂
let me know how it goesNovember 27, 2011 4:12 am at 4:12 am in reply to: Mother's Name or Father's? #830268
Thanks for totally hijacking my question 🙂November 24, 2011 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm in reply to: Activity: Questions to ask! #830806
If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
(If they are willing to share) What’s one thing in your life you would want a chance to do over?
What’s your favorite Jelly belly Flavor?
If you could time travel to where and why?
Just curious what type of gathering is this? and how old are the young adults?November 10, 2011 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm in reply to: Please help me find my seminary-match #826598
Not a problem…
Remember though, u still need to get in 🙂
So Hatzlacha Raba with that part….
Keep us updated about it when that time of the year comes…
if you have any other questions… feel free..November 8, 2011 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm in reply to: Moran Rosh Hayeshiv ????"? ????? ??"? #899316
This is one of my favorite Rav Nosson Tzvi stories.
Told by Howard Shultz the founder of Starbucks :
When I was in Israel, I went to Mea Shearim, the ultra-Orthodox area within Jerusalem. Along with a group of businessmen I was with, I had the opportunity to have an audience with Rabbi Finkel, the head of a yeshiva there. I had never heard of him and didn’t know anything about him. We went into his study and waited ten to 15 minutes for him. Finally, the doors opened.
What we did not know was that Rabbi Finkel was severely afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. He sat down at the head of the table, and, naturally, our inclination was to look away. We didn’t want to embarrass him.
We were all looking away, and we heard this big bang on the table: “Gentlemen, look at me, and look at me right now.” Now his speech affliction was worse than his physical shaking. It was really hard to listen to him and watch him. He said, “I have only a few minutes for you because I know you’re all busy American businessmen.” You know, just a little dig there.
Then he asked, “Who can tell me what the lesson of the Holocaust is?” He called on one guy, who didn’t know what to do-it was like being called on in the fifth grade without the answer. And the guy says something benign like, “We will never, ever forget?” And the rabbi completely dismisses him. I felt terrible for the guy until I realized the rabbi was getting ready to call on someone else. All of us were sort of under the table, looking away-you know, please, not me. He did not call me. I was sweating. He called on another guy, who had such a fantastic answer: “We will never, ever again be a victim or bystander.”
The rabbi said, “You guys just don’t get it. Okay, gentlemen, let me tell you the essence of the human spirit.
“As you know, during the Holocaust, the people were transported in the worst possible, inhumane way by railcar. They thought they were going to a work camp. We all know they were going to a death camp.
“After hours and hours in this inhumane corral with no light, no bathroom, cold, they arrived at the camps. The doors were swung wide open, and they were blinded by the light. Men were separated from women, mothers from daughters, fathers from sons. They went off to the bunkers to sleep.
“As they went into the area to sleep, only one person was given a blanket for every six. The person who received the blanket, when he went to bed, had to decide, ‘Am I going to push the blanket to the five other people who did not get one, or am I going to pull it toward myself to stay warm?'”
And Rabbi Finkel says, “It was during this defining moment that we learned the power of the human spirit, because we pushed the blanket to five others.”
And with that, he stood up and said, “Take your blanket. Take it back to America and push it to five other people.”
Howard Schultz is chairman and chief global strategist of Starbucks. Schultz received the Columbia Business School’s Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics last September. This article is excerpted from his acceptance speech. Reprinted from Hermes magazine, Columbia Business School, Spring 2001. Reprinted with permission from the Yated Ne’eman.November 8, 2011 5:43 am at 5:43 am in reply to: Once again surrounded by tragedy.. #824577
I turned on my computer and now I wish I hadn’t.
Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel???
How can we continue our every day lives after a day like today.
I woke up to tears
and now I’m going to sleep in tears.
Al Eile Ani Bochiya, Aini Aini Yarda Mayim….November 6, 2011 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm in reply to: Please help me find my seminary-match #826596
Ok so basically I loved the fact that Neve Campus was a little bit out and I’ll explain why.
In the beginning of the Sem year your right its fun to jump to geula and all over EY and its exciting but it dies down after a bit… and you want a place to sorta be “yours” like i dont know what part of the world your from but do you and ur friends have “your pizza shop” or something to that effect?
Anyways if you walk 3 mins down to Shelzin in har nof there’s a
1. Grocery Store
2. Money Changer
3. Pizza Store
4. Bagel/Salad store
5. Meat/Burger/Chicken salad store
7. Candy store
8. Photo Store
9. Fruit/nut store
and some other ones I don’t rem off the top of my head.
and they’re only frequented by the girls in Har Nof so its alot more intimate. And fun!
As apposed to being on Shmuel Hanavi where you share all the stores with half of Yerushalym…
And while busses are the most accessible out of Har nof, there are cabs and personally I walked alot of places….
So it depends on what you want…November 3, 2011 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm in reply to: Please help me find my seminary-match #826594
Ok so this was when I was in Seminary which was a few years ago,
I don’t wanna say anything bad about any seminary cuz each are good in their own way so I’ll tell you about Bnos Sara since that’s the one you are into.
Bnos Sara is a really great seminary. There are apx between 60-80 girls in the seminary (they might start to accept more but not that I know of). They like to keep it small, and usually have alot of out of towners. Which I think is great. The classes are basically in Hebrew, and they have really amazing teachers, I don’t know all of them but the two ones i know the best are Rabbi Refson and Rav Daron Gold. The teachers seem very warm, and the Aim Bayet is AMAZING!!
I don’t know much about the shabbasim and such but the dorm is on Neve campus which has it’s up and downs.
Downs – the food is decent not amazing (when you’re cooking for 1000+ ppl its harder for it to taste good). because alot of the money is used for the girls who arent paying tuition cuz parents dont want them becoming frum.
Ups – you are on a CAMPUS not in a building so there’s grass and pretty trees and lots of space which is sooooo nice. You have all different type of people on the campus and you get to interact with them and it’s so nice. There is more but I’m forgetting…
all in all its a great place…
If you have any other specific questions feel free to ask 🙂November 3, 2011 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm in reply to: To all those who were affected by last weeks storm… #823621
Yeah, I hear u HLM, We lost on Sunday at like 12 in the afternoon.
And we only got back this morning!!! (Thursday)which was insane.
Let me tell you that now I appreciate these things so much more!November 1, 2011 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm in reply to: Being Perceptive: It's amazing #825028
Once again MP you wrote something very important, practical ideas, thought out and just all in all amazing…
I know I’m not the first one to thank you for the post but I hope that the potency of my appreciation is not lessened 🙂
Just an add on, another thing that works hand in hand with perception is communication. Which also is one of the top things needed in any relationship in my opinion 🙂November 1, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm in reply to: how long do you have to be in the CR to be "one of the guys"? #823013
Too long… 😀October 31, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm in reply to: Snow in October? #822794
No not siberia… More like Rockland County… 🙂
Yeah someone told me yesterday “I thought fall was the season where leaves fell, not trees!!”October 30, 2011 6:18 am at 6:18 am in reply to: do you confront someone when they hurt you? #822703
Did u try to talk to her to find out why she did it?October 30, 2011 1:47 am at 1:47 am in reply to: White House response to Rubashkin Petition. #822164October 28, 2011 2:09 am at 2:09 am in reply to: Im new here:) #821948
It def is one of the most interesting places to be! 🙂October 27, 2011 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm in reply to: "Do You Talk To Yourself?" #822364
Don’t know if this will work.. but
I’m in school for social work and I’ve heard more then once that talking to yourself helps keep stress down and organize brain activity.October 27, 2011 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm in reply to: "Do You Talk To Yourself?" #822357
I think the disagreeing part was a joke… 🙂October 27, 2011 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm in reply to: Apologizing: It's wonderful #1194636
Middle Path this is great. I like your insight on how it’s not about being right or wrong but caring for the other person.
Some people can’t get passed the idea of an apology means that they were wrong but the way you phrase it it doesn’t.
In my house some of the kids would hate being “wrong” so in order to keep things calm, when I wanted them to stop fighting I would say, “Make peace”, everyone say “peace”. Which they would without a problem and then calmness will resume 🙂October 27, 2011 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm in reply to: "Do You Talk To Yourself?" #822350
Please I do it all the time..
It helps me organize what I need to do and what I’m currently doing..
Its 100% healthy!October 27, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm in reply to: "Do You Talk To Yourself?" #822347
“The reason I talk to myself is I’m the only one who’s answers I’ll accept.”
“of course I talk to myself, I need to have an intelligent conversation every now and then.”
🙂October 27, 2011 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm in reply to: How do I stop thinking about…. #821229
Thanks you all for words of wisdom.
I like having practiclAnyone have practical advice??October 27, 2011 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm in reply to: Just wanted to say to all the CR people… #821864
Yeah its a real fun website with great ecards that are best of all FREE! 🙂October 27, 2011 2:11 am at 2:11 am in reply to: Just wanted to say to all the CR people… #821860
Not getting rid of me..
You can only say thank you when you leave???
🙂October 27, 2011 1:06 am at 1:06 am in reply to: And for all you… #822955
Well considering she usually wrote about us in a slightly twisted fashion (Names and situations changed but general ideas were built off of her kids and family, as they say write what you know.) I’d say it was all clean but I dont know for sure. I can find out…
Genuine Occupational Qualification of being an amazing person..
It’s cool I can actually read all those posts without turning my laptop or head..
who knew I could read upside down??
Now what can I do with that random talent?? LOLOctober 27, 2011 12:43 am at 12:43 am in reply to: And for all you… #822953
Queen Bee I would also love to read some of your stuff.
My mother wrote a Jewish book (short stories) that was published and also wrote many short stories that were not Jewish for non Jewish magazines.
I personally write poetry but not the rhyming kind. And music but don’t have much time for that anymore.. 🙁
Middle Path how can I find your music page?October 27, 2011 12:00 am at 12:00 am in reply to: How do I stop thinking about…. #821227
So shopping is not exactly the most relaxing experience for me..
Unless I actually get something that I like, then its great..
Sorta like shidduchim…
which brings me full circle..
LOLOctober 26, 2011 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm in reply to: How do I stop thinking about…. #821224
I did discuss it with someone objective (cuz my parents def are not! :)) and they supported my decision.
Mod 42 do you have the cd on a computer that you can email it to me? As a mod you would have my email address no?
They dont! I went online and into their store in Boro Park.
Seriously I’ve looked everywhere…
Gal Plaz (here and eretz yisroel)
Jewish Juke box
seriously if you find a place I could buy it I would!
But being that I’ve been looking for three years….
I can copy tape or cd doesnt matter..
and all of rochel miller… I used to have all the songs…
So Mod 42 how can I get the tapes/cds ppl have and return them?
Y.W. Editor? Any ideas??? Please I’m desperate!! 🙂
Um didnt think that far yet.
Mods how can The Frumguy get his tape to me without breaking CR rules? Can u help me?
If I can get it i’ll dub it and send it right back..September 21, 2011 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm in reply to: Neturei Karta?? #1106047
Why are they against Eretz Yisroel?
I’ve found that creating incentives for myself to get up and get things done works well for me. Whenever I have college work or the such, I “bribe” myself that if I write 5 pages of my term paper then I can play this game or eat that chocolate or read a chapter in my book.
You can never be too old to bribe yourself 🙂August 3, 2011 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793634
So I’m not sure if your serious or not but either way, thank you 😀August 3, 2011 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793631
First off you’re not a jerk.
Second we’ll come back to that brain commment 😛 (JK)
but when I posted the original post it was straight from my heart and had little to do with whatever happened last night.
So its frustrating when its being made comical. Sadly it’s not a laughing topic.
Please I enjoy a good laugh tremendously but if you read each of my posts without all the other posts from this thread I think you’ll see I’m trying to make a point.August 3, 2011 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793628
So much for trying to make a difference.August 3, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793625
No. I started this thread.
And if you agree with me then please be supportive about what I am saying. If not then go post it somewhere else. But don’t destroy what can be something good. This is exactly what I want to avoid.August 3, 2011 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793623
Bar Shattya sorry if you want fun then go to some of the humor threads. This is a serious one.
But from your response I assume that you don’t agree with me.
Always Here lol cocoa room that’s cute 😀August 3, 2011 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793618
Bar Shattya can I ask you a question?
Putting last nights incident aside
Do you agree or disagree with the concept I am trying to state in my original post?August 3, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793617
BPT I am not putting blame on anyone’s shoulders except myself and trying to bring an awareness.
I think the Mods are doing a great job.
And they definitely deserve appreciation cuz without them…
I don’t wanna even think about it..
And the YWN editor for making such a concept it also is appreciated 😀August 3, 2011 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793614
Just checking 😀
I think you’re having way to much fun Mr. Bar Shattya (was gonna use your initials but… :DD )August 3, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793611
Mods please dont allow any negative comments through on this thread. That will just destroy the whole purpose.
You guys are amazingAugust 3, 2011 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793609
I just want to add one thing.
Many times we dont think we are judging.
But we ARE having expectations from our personal experiances.
For example. As Bar Shatya said straight out he personally would not care if anyone called him a dolt (excluding his father :)) but we dont realize that we can’t make assumptions for the rest of the world based on our own feelings. There are way to many people who will be more sensitive to certain issues then others.
example: There was a young teenager I know who had two down syndrome brothers. She had a friend who would call everything “retarded” now push comes to shove I’m sure many people say retarded at times. I doubt we usually mean it in a negative way. However in front of this friend with the two brothers, every time the girl said oh you’re so retarded it was like an arrow straight to her heart. And that was between two good friends. So Kal Vchomer here where we do not know each others backgrounds and personal experiences, we do not know how people would react. And unlike the spoken word which hurts but can disappear and be forgotten, the written word has a Koach to stay forever (hence the writing down of Torah shel bal Peah). We need to be careful and think twice before we hit the “send post” button.
Bar Shatya (Sorry if i spelled that wrong) I did not start this post to attack you in any way. There seems to be alot of talk about what happened last night since that is fresh on everyone’s mind but this is a problem that has happened before and unless we do something will happen again. I hope you are mochel if I caused you any harm with this thread all I want is an awareness for all of us to be more careful in how we speak (post) .August 3, 2011 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793604
BPT its def more then the occasional Lashon Hara.
I’ve been here since the beginning and it has never been as bad as it has recently.
But we can change that.
We all can.
Thank you whoever agrees with me, its good to know I’m not alone in this battle to change things…
😀August 3, 2011 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793602
I know what went on.
Either Bar Shatya said it as a joke or in a sarcastic way (no I’m not excusing it, just trying to be Dan Zechaf Zechus)
Or He meant it in the real way and then obviously we just need to feel bad for him…
Not worth the anger and the pain its causing…August 3, 2011 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793585
Bar Shattya I have no idea what happened.
But is it worth it?
Half of the fights and problems of this world is from miscommunications
We forgot how to communicate cuz all the communicating we do is by texting or email or a chat room like this.
And it is so easy to misunderstand what people are saying.
One thing meant in a joking manner can seem very hurtful to the other one reading it.
If only we remembered how to communicate..August 3, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm in reply to: I don't understand… #793581
Well I’m apologizing to you Always Here.
On behalf of anyone who you think wronged you.
For whatever reasons they are not/ can not/ will not/ have not yet/ may not apologize so for you to keep your upsetness within is only harming yourself.
I posted my original post not just about this recent controversy but as a general situation I’ve seen on this coffee room. I have been an avid reader from the beginning days.. (Oh I remember the posts Dr. Pepper used to write :D) A member for a while back then, then when life got busier (as it tends to do) I faded out and recently I returned. But this problem has never been so prevalent until now..
Can I ask how are we planning on going into Yom Kippur? Are there going to be mechila threads?? Like that makes everything all better all of the sudden? WE have to work out the kinks now… and keep others from getting hurt…