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Machnisei rachamim by Abish brodt
FYI Bais Rochel in Monsey is not affiliated to Satmar or any other chassidus. In fact, there is no Bais Ruchel D’Satmar in Monsey. It used to be a real mix, now it’s leaning toward more haimish.
I actually liked the Chumrah song better than the first because I found the aveira song to be a bit offensive. I loved the second one though!
Is Camp Kaylie for kids with behavioral issues too?
Thanks skiaddict for your response! No, I need one in the Catskills area. Please, if anyone can help, it would be a huge mitzva! He is draining the family and they really need this break.
Am Yisrael Chai, So glad you’re back!! Welcome back! You made my day!
AYC is a HE??? AYC, please clarify!
Said Tehillim. May she have a refuah shleima bikarov!!
I know who the boy is and what happened. Very special family. The boy was zoche to do teshuva before he passed away.October 4, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm in reply to: I've got a twin on here… Can anyone guess who it is… #816063
Hey, you can’t change my subtitle back to boring “Member.” At least give me something more original for the scare you gave me :-).October 4, 2011 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm in reply to: I've got a twin on here… Can anyone guess who it is… #816061
I guess people are mixing up Yom “Ki”purim and Purim.October 4, 2011 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm in reply to: I've got a twin on here… Can anyone guess who it is… #816055
I guess so :-). I don’t like this prank though, MOD- whoever you are- you’re giving me a bad name!October 4, 2011 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm in reply to: I've got a twin on here… Can anyone guess who it is… #816053
adorable, why were you blocked??? Is it a prank?October 4, 2011 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm in reply to: I've got a twin on here… Can anyone guess who it is… #816045
She can’t respond if she’s blocked…
Thanks Princess. I don’t understand what you mean. I copied the link, now what?
Mods, can you please delete my latest post (with the poem)? I remembered that I had sent it to some people at that time and I don’t want anyone to figure out who I am based on this.
Thank you in advance!
yitayningwut, Wow, that was really kind of you to do. Thank you.
Ayc, I emailed you.
am yisrael chai, I don’t know what I can say to make you feel better, but I want you to know that you are not alone. I am so, so sorry that you are mourning her loss on your own and that you lost someone near and dear to you. It must be so hard.
Do you want to tell us about her here?
Took 10-17. Refuah Shleima!
Dear Am Yisrael Chai,
There’s one thing I can’t deny
You’re blessed with a heart of gold
Warming hearts that have gone cold.
Lucky are your friends
Upon you they can depend
May you be zoche to always give
For as long as you live!
When we were in school, people used to moderate our books too. We’d get them with pages torn out and words crossed over.
Same for books and productions that get endorsements from Rabbanim. They obviously read it over before it goes to print to make sure it’s okay. Who gave them the heter to read these things with the possibility of coming across things that are questionable?
That’s why not every random person who wishes to be moderator is chosen.
am yisrael chai, I just want to say that I’ve noticed across the board how warm, kind, caring and thoughtful you are. It’s exceptional and it really inspires me. Thank you.
Why on earth can’t a divorced woman become a marriage therapist? Do you have any idea how many therapists there are out there who only went into this line because they were helped through therapy? Should a cancer patient only go to a doctor who was ill with the same disease to be treated?
Why would they give you advice? I’m assuming you didn’t ask for it so then it has nothing to do with being single. If a married person gave you unsolicited marriage advice, it would be just as inappropriate.
Not sure why you say that, I haven’t noticed single people giving marriage advice but one thing I’d like to point out: there is much that can be learned just from observing.
Happiest, I was thinking about you on shabbos. I don’t know what it is that this guy who helped you wants you to do. But I hope that you don’t feel bullied into doing it. Sometimes people have to use different tactics to get others (who are resisting help) to do things that are ultimately good for them. It’s been done to me and I’ve had to do it to friends. But if you’re taking care of yourself and are under the care of a competent therapist, I’m not so sure he should be twisting your arm like that to get you to do what HE feels is good for you. You have to be sure that it IS, in fact, good for you. I can see you really respect him and trust him, and he may be right in doing what he’s doing. Without knowing what it is, it’s hard to say.
Just wanted to leave this post in case you needed to hear an outside objective to see things more clearly. Good luck!September 2, 2011 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm in reply to: Who is your favorite member, responding to threads? #807120
I don’t really know many members here as I haven’t been around long enough but I would say that ICOT and Mod-80 are my current “favorites.”September 1, 2011 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm in reply to: Fund for the family of R’ Moshe Yosef Reichenberg, zt’l #825423
ICOT, Thank you for this. They really could use the money and the caring you have displayed for someone you don’t know is touching.
aries, My original intent when I posted was to change my attitude from, dare I say, scorn to admiration. There were a few posters here who gave me ideas of how to do that.
My point isn’t that extra frumkeit isn’t admirable. It is. But there are ways to do things without making it so obvious.
There is a Rebbe who lives on my block. Whenever he walks, he keeps his head down, regardless of who is out at that time. Therefore, if we pass in the street, he doesn’t do anything obvious to show that he won’t look at me. He was never looking up in the first place! He does it in such a modest way, and I guess I wish everyone would do it like that and R’ Pincus. Subtle.
As for the elevator, when I learned hilchos yichud, we were told that an elevator, especially such a short ride as mine is permisslbe. That’s why I had a hard time wrapping my mind around people who would walk out of an elevator if I was in it.
mommamia22, that’s exactly my problem with it. It isn’t done subtly. It’s one thing to step aside, it’s another to escape into the woods. I really want to be able to admire them, but I guess I have a way to go.
Chein, your post made me smile :).
Been thinking of them as well. Hope it went smoothly and everyone should be healthy and happy until 120!
everythingisforthebest, Amen. Do you find it hard that nobody aside from your family member and your therapist know what you’ve been through? I find that to be particularly difficult; I feel like I’m carrying around an elephant on my shoulders but have to pretend to be weightless…August 31, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm in reply to: If you really want to do something and are told no #805016
Out of curiosity, which sport?
I’m sorry, that’s very disappointing. Is there anything else that you can take up that is similar in nature to that sport but not un’tznius?
therealmgama, Is there a problem with going on an elevator in a business building?
everythingisforthebest: You wrote the story of my life! So freaky, I could have written every word you wrote.
I had a teacher in high school who said that there’s a possibility that keeping a diary could be considered Lashon Hara, even if it’s not accessible to anyone but the writer. She explained that sometimes you vent in a diary and if you read it years later, you may be reminded of old hurts which were long forgotten and dredge up hard feelings that had long been resolved. And she’s right! I recently read some diary entries from years ago and I was reminded of fights I had had at the time and injustices done by people in my life. It did stir up some resentment and therefore, I’m having a hard time reconciling the right way to go about writing, with its therapeutic ability, and the possibility that it will be harmful if read somewhere down the line? Maybe the best would be to write and then dispose of it?
Busy As A Bee– I have done that plenty times, I begged Hashem to give me the right people to help me get through this. Well, I’m at a particularly difficult point in my nisayon and my mentor abandoned me so I’m on my own.
Another name– there is a time for seeing the silver lining. Right now, I can’t. The pain is too great.
And if that’s been done numerous times and still the situation only gets worse….then what? Then you’re dealing with feelings of betrayal too…like i cried and prayed as I’m supposed to and why can’t I feel G-d’s hand holding onto me at my darkest hour?June 24, 2011 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm in reply to: A third of Litvish families I know, have one or more single daughters 25 and up #908902
How do you think older singles feel reading that basically it’s hopeless for them and they probably will never get married? What do you hope to accomplish by instilling hopelessness and fear in the already broken hearts of singles?
I was there too (after the fact) and was so shaken up. I kept checking news websites because I was hoping to hear that everyone is okay. I really hope they are! Just a reminder not to take anything or anyone for granted because Hashem can turn things over from one minute to the next.
waiter1, No, I didn’t :-(.
popa, If I find it and there are results to report, you bet I will iyh!
Amen! Thank you, apushatayid, for your beautiful bracha.
To all you people telling me to daven, who says I don’t? What if I’ve been davening for the last ten years of my life and at this point feel like I could use a boost?
If this makes me feel better, who are you to tell me not to do it? Is there something wrong or harmful with what I am looking to do?
Like I said earlier, I started this thread looking for help, not opinions.
waiter1, Would you happen to know how I can get to him on Purim? An address or something…?
He doesn’t say anything. I’ve heard this from “around” and wanted to know if anyone could provide me with details so that I myself can go and hopefully benefit this year.
I had some warts and used apple cider vinegar on it. Within a week it was gone (though it takes longer for the scar to fade, it did eventually). Try it! I had one wart frozen and it was SO painful and took much longer to get rid of. You just need to put a little apple cider vinegar on it, put a bandaid on top and repeat each night. (You might need nose-plugs while you do it but it’s worth it!)