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OMG this thread was way to funny!
Worst date ever: A European Baal Teshuva, with an American BT. 1st topic on date was politics – this was about the time of Gilad Shalits release, as much as I enjoy politics and current events, I don’t usually spent the first date talking about it. Fine so we talking, and then he decides that the hotel is not private enough so we are going to walk in a gigantic circle ( almost) around the city, without stopping. Now I was wearing heals, because I wasn’t expecting to walk around. Fine we were walking and still discussing politics, now he’s discussing the Israeli Political party, and then he decides to tell me, that he thinks that it is perfectly okay to throw rocks on shabbos, and that smoking is not addictive, and that black hats, are a goyish custom from Europe. Now I’m just staring at him open mouthed, not even sure what to say. His reasoning is that all the rocks are prepared before shabbos, and that if a car comes down a street, and there are children in the street, then it might hurt the children. As for the smoking, he claimed that he had stopped smoking a pack a day, and was down to one ciggerate and could stop when ever he wanted. Needless to say it never made it past the first date, though i do have to say that there is something invigorating about arguing with someone. Dr. Pepper you disappeared but your stories gave me a lot of laughter, come back!
001July 17, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am in reply to: Better to Wear a Hat for Davening at Home than to Daven with a Minyan #886067
Forgive me for being ignorant, but are we saying that its better to miss minyan because you do not have a hat, then to daven with a minyan? Isn’t the halacha and the mitzvah to daven with a minyan and to cover your head. (with at least one head covering)
Who wants Mashiach now? I DO!!! More then I want an Ice Cream I want Mashiach lets start a new song, We all scream for Mashiach.July 13, 2012 9:44 am at 9:44 am in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884887
TO Getzel1: Your idea does not have proper merit, instead of focusing on the draft gezirah maybe you should focus on Avahat Yisrael and not creating more Sinat Chinam. It is the three weeks, the beis hamikdash was not destroyed from a lack of Torah Learning but rather from Sinat Chinam. It does not matter what our personal opinions are regarding the draft, the Siyum Hashas is not the place for it, it is a place that should be used to create Avahat Yisrael. Use the siyum hashas to get to know someone new, and to make new friends, to work towards the rebuilding of the beis hamikdash. I am aware of what Gedoli Yisrael say about the draft, but more important then the draft is the coming of Mashiach and repairing the sins that caused the exile in the first place.
So NEW Idea let all those at the Siyum Hashas, embrace someone of a different Hashkafa from you, and spread the light of Torah together to more nations around the world!
I am not sure I understand your issue, is it that the music is using non- jewish lyrics and bad words, or is that the melody was once used in non jewish music? Are we not supposed to be uplifting the physical and non-jewish to a higher level? Maybe Im completely wrong, but in any case ask your rav. IT seems to be a halachic question.
Okay, as someone who did not have the usual background growing up, and as a person who is in dating now. I want to say this there are girls out there who did not mess around or were OTD that are looking for guys like you who have gone through life thinking about life, whether to be religious or not. At the same time everyone has point you cannot look down at girls who have past, especially when you have one. The main thing is to make sure that you and the girl are both on the derech now, and not off or in danger of going off. I personally feel that the people who made an active choice to be religious whether they went off or are completely baal teshuvah are some of the most amazing people out there because they actually thought about what it means to be a religious jew.December 26, 2011 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm in reply to: When asked Shiduch info: Do I have to tell the girls side that my friend smokes? #838379
It is a fact, and if he smokes then he is not ashamed of it and if he is ashamed then he shouldn’t be smoking. You should and must tell the girls side because it can be a make it or break it fact for the girl. When boys do it in the uniform it can create a cbillul Hashm!October 24, 2011 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm in reply to: All you students that went to Yeshiva/Seminary in Eretz Yisroel #819965
For me it was a chance to separate from my family and become my own person. It was also my first to chance to develop a group of close Jewish friends. Also there are less distractions its more normal to be learning in EY. The air has something special in it that drew me in from the first. Before I went to EY for the year, I had no plans of living in EY and now I hope to live in EY with my family one day. I also got one and one attention from some of my teachers.
But I never learned in a Jewish school in the states so I cannot compare the two. Good luck with your decision.
You might be able to attend classes, and not stay in the dorm. You might also look into Shearim which has classes for married Women, also there are more likely to be woman in the classes who are married. Also Midresht Rochel V Chaya.
Hatzlacha! And enjoy your visit!
Who can name 5 new neigborhoods? IN EY
Sorry for the bad spellings.
Im the youngest of a large family K”H.October 18, 2011 9:47 am at 9:47 am in reply to: I (finally) found something new york city dwellers DON'T have…. #818282
Your missing the Kotel! And Clean Air!
It is never easy to make a huge decision such as aliyah. Where your going to live is going to be based on what is best for your family. If your single then you will probably end up in Yershulayim. There is a great website out there called Janglo.net its a networking site, for jobs, furniture, apts. If you have children where you live is going to depend on the type of schools your looking for.
Speak to NBN/ also if you can make a pilot trip if you have children so that you can find the right type of school for them. Good Luck!!!
I would suggest Midresht Tehillah, many of the girls have become more frum of their own accord. They have a good academic program, I an pretty sure that they do trips. Good Luck!