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  • in reply to: Big Gedalya Gumber #1222682
    chanasara
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    FYI: BGG predates Uncle Moishy. The song was around a generation before that.

    in reply to: RingPlus Free Cellphone Service #1214548
    chanasara
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    How is this different/similar to FreedomPop? I believe they also offer something like this and was considering it. Did you ever compare the 2 companies?

    in reply to: Footsteps, ?????? ?????? #1166079
    chanasara
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    Thank you Thinking Out Loud. I was growing frustrated reading some posts that were portraying Footsteps as a benign organization helping lost souls, when my experience has been otherwise. They are even more aggressive when they can “rescue” children from a life of “oppressive” Judaism. They will hire top divorce lawyers to help the now not frum parent gain custody, rent an apartment etc. all the while indoctrinating the confused/angry parent and children against the frum society. What you are suggesting sounds like an excellent idea. There is a need for a “neutral” organization that can can be a safety net for these adults, but not feed them anti-orthodox diatribe. I am not at all familiar with project Makom so I can’t comment on them.

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1183616
    chanasara
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    write or wrong: I don’t post often but wanted to let you know that your son has been in my tefillos from when you first posted the story. Thank you for sharing the update. May Hashem grant you clarity and strength as you continue on the journey – and may it end soon with besuros tovos.

    in reply to: Paying to hear a shiur #1093453
    chanasara
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    Not all of the programs charge .The Flatbush Tisha B’Av program and the Ohr Somayach (links from YWN) are free. You can donate (any amount) if you would like to. I’m sure you understand that there are expenses incurred when offering a shiur, and if the organization doesn’t have sponsors, they need to charge a fee to cover their costs. Also TorahAnytime.com has many shiurim you can watch or listen to free.

    in reply to: Matching socks are a waste of time and money. #1089536
    chanasara
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    Sock locks are plastic discs (about the size of a quarter)in which the dirty socks are inserted. They go through the washing machine/dryer that way and you can either put them in the drawer with the sock locks on (take them out before wearing!) or roll them into pairs if it is important to you. But there is no rummaging for pairs this way. They come in different colors so you can use a different color lock for each family member to make it even easier to sort.

    in reply to: tti college program #1054448
    chanasara
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    TTI is not a college. It is a business that facilitates (for a profit) getting a college degree. Over the years they have been afiliated with various colleges/universities. Some have a better reputation than others, some require more independent work, some offer more hand-holding. Depending on the program you choose, you will find out which institution will be conferring the degree. You will also find out what the requirements are and can then make an informed decision if the program will work for you. Hatzlacha.

    in reply to: Popa's shidduch consultancy and shidduch solution center #1061110
    chanasara
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    ah….the problems begin when one side hires you to do a background check, and the other side hires you as their reference!

    in reply to: donating clothes #1047822
    chanasara
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    i have called pick purple. 138 Williamsburg Lane

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    in reply to: Birthday Brachos #1046316
    chanasara
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    amen! thank you.

    in reply to: Birthday Brachos #1046295
    chanasara
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    thank you! may this be a year of good things for you. for myself, i would love a bracha for “gefen” – gezunt, parnassa and nachas. for klal yisroel, a bracha for moshiach to come asap. yeshuos and refuos for all that are in need. mazaltov and good shabbos!

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1183470
    chanasara
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    Yes, your story has touched so many of us and we still continue to daven for your son (even if we don’t post asking for updates). Although we don’t know his name, Hashem certainly knows who we have in mind. May all our tefilos be answered. May there be yeshuos and refuos for all those in klal yisroel that need them.

    in reply to: R Chaim Elazar (Louie) Tratner ZL #994647
    chanasara
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    yes

    in reply to: Getting rid of hiccups #969741
    chanasara
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    a spoonful of sugar

    in reply to: How to answer questions regarding a shidduch #1042535
    chanasara
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    why doesn’t your daughter nicely respond “people mean different things when they talk about tznius. i would like to be helpful and accurate. how do you define tzniusdik in dress?” and then the woman can refer to her (or her son’s) very specific standards and your daughter can answer without seeming like she is trying to hide anything.

    in reply to: Pinworms and Parasites 5 year old #932961
    chanasara
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    i second vermox, though i have a friend that used garlic cloves . when asked, my pediatrician agreed that many parasites don’t like garlic in the body…my daughter took garlic pills and was one of 3 kids in her bunk in camp that didn’t get lice/nits. just saying…

    in reply to: Reading Teacher/Specialist #928575
    chanasara
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    try contacting leah david at ohr halimud in brooklyn. she runs a school that uses o-g and also offers teacher training in the o-g method, so she may have recommendations for you. hatzlacha

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1182561
    chanasara
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    i, too, have been following this thread without posting. anyone who has had any kind of experience (personal, professional etc.)with children that are otd, would hear only your pain and your resolve to the the best for your son. i’m not sure where some people found discrepancies or inconsistencies “between the lines”. if you can muster up the strength to ignore their posts, we would appreciate your continued postings. if you would like to know some “toeles” in this thread here is one thing: although i do not know your son’s full hebrew name, Hashem does. and when i davened on rosh hashana i included him in my tefillos(along with those children that are otd that i do know their name and their mother’s name). if you feel you cannot continue the posts, that is certainly your choice to make and i wish you hatzlacha, strength, clarity and besoros tovos. good shabbos

    in reply to: gedolim biographies #896623
    chanasara
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    if you are interested in biographies of those gedolim you feel are ignored by artscroll, i have in my home “reb aharon” by rabbi alter pekier published by cis in 1995, “reb shlomo zalman” by rabbi yechiel michel stern (also cis in 1996), “and from jerusalem his word” (about reb s.z. auerbach) by hanoch teller (feldheim 1995) and the only thing i have about reb shach is “in their shadow” volume 1 by rav shlomo lorincz (feldheim 2008). perhaps artscroll felt an additional book on the same people wouldn’t sell well? in any case, these are out there.

    in reply to: gedolim biographies #896622
    chanasara
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    if you are interested in biographies of those gedolim you feel are ignored by artscroll, i have in my home “reb aharon” by rabbi alter pekier published by cis in 1995, “reb shlomo zalman” by rabbi yechiel michel stern (also cis in 1996), “and from jerusalem his word” (about reb s.z. auerbach) by hanoch teller (feldheim 1995) and the only thing i have about reb shach is “in their shadow” volume 1 by rav shlomo lorincz (feldheim 2008). perhaps artscroll felt an additional book on the same people wouldn’t sell well? in any case, these are out there.

    in reply to: Guidance before Marriage #889269
    chanasara
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    Shalom Task Force offers workshops (premarital education)for engaged couples (and newly marrieds that realize they should have done it before they got married)that cover topics such as finances,communication, understanding the viewpoint of the other etc.

    in reply to: Very disturbing, please only kind people read. #842319
    chanasara
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    just checked…shalom task force hotline is on from 9:00 am sunday…call now!

    in reply to: Al Shlosha Dvarim HaOlam Omed… #808483
    chanasara
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    baruch dayan emes

    in reply to: is this normal after marriage? #811805
    chanasara
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    Shalom Task Force gives workshops in high schools and seminaries about healthy/non healthy relationships. They also offer couples that are engaged or newly married a series of workshops preparing them for “real life”. Check it out if you have concerns about dating/ really knowing who you are marrying.

    in reply to: DIVORCE CRISIS – young couples getting divorced #1200069
    chanasara
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    shalom task force now offers an engaged couples workshop to deal with this issue of people getting married without really knowing what they are getting into. they cover issues such as finances, inlaws, communication etc. they offer the sessions in groups or privately (one couple). they have haskamos from rabbonim across the spectrum. if you know anyone engaged or even recently married…pass on this info!

    in reply to: Free Websites? #738035
    chanasara
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    in reply to: Chassidishe Shadchanim #1120208
    chanasara
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    just spoke to mrs gitty rupp from shaindel’s list. she is not a shadchan. she is part of a group of regular women (nor shadchanim) that meets 6 times a year to network. but thanks shaindel for the post

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