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I was giving my baby medicine and my 2 yr old wanted to know why she was not getting any. I told her because baruch Hashem she was not sick. So she asked “And baruch Hashem _____ (baby) is sick?”
I was telling her about chanuka and I explained that she might get presents from her bubbies. So I asked her – what do we do when a bubby gives us a present? To which she answered “we take it home and play with it!”
She wanted to wear a skirt one day so I told her when she gets really big she will wear a skirt. So she asked “and when totty gets big he will also wear a skirt?”
I don’t know why he stopped at the linen closets. Did you see their kitchen’s? Or fancy suppers? Or how about the perfectly dressed kids in every ad?
If you’re going to try to keep up with the Binah, you will need to hire a full time housekeeper, cook and personal shopper.
Weird. Is this a bug or did you set it to work this way? I mean, I understand shopping’s goes to her SUC page, but the others…
Why does clicking on DaasYochid’s username bring me to kosherhaircut.com??
Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried to please my boss.
There once was a girl named Shachar
Who tried to write limericks on a car
When they asker her why,
She said with a sigh,
“That way I know they’ll go far.”
Ever wonder what would happen if you bit into an apple (or any food, for that matter) and ‘happened’ to crunch your teeth straight through one of the apples atoms, thereby splitting the atom?
You’d get at atom bomb. In your face.
I am amazed that it has never happened yet.
How about when people talk about conversations they had and they say “I was like…and she was like…” What’s wrong with good old I said, she said?
I had a non Jewish co-worker who’s every second word was ‘like’. A typical sentence from him: “So like we should like do like this like” NO exaggeration! I was so surprised – I thought ‘like’ was a frum thing, but he was way worse than any BY girl I’ve ever heard!
1. A colleague walks up to the sink as your washing for lunch so you quickly pretend to just be washing out the cup so as not to look like a moron pouring water over your hands
2. start rehearsing a message in your head as soon as your transferred to the answering machine
3. someone calls and you have no idea who you’re talking to and they think you know who they are and then they say ‘can you tell x that I called?’ and you’re too embarrased to ask who it is
4. check behind the shower curtain before using the bathroom
Hey, I didn’t say he understood what he read…
To be honest, he stopped after about 50 pages because he didn’t understand what he was reading. Point was, he was able to read it, and his teacher thought he couldn’t read ‘see pat run’…
My kid brother received a comment as a first grader “would do better if he’d only apply himself.”
The class was learning how to read ‘see pat run’ and add 1+1. he’d sit quietly on the side. teacher thought he couldn’t read or do math.
Meanwhile at home, he was reading ben hecht’s perfidy and mensa books:)
WIY – “By the way, you either keep the laws of tznius or not. There’s no halfway tznius”
In that case, let me add – you either keep the laws of talmud torah or not, theres no halfway. so were you ever guilty of bittul torah? That negates all the hours you spent on talmud torah – theres no halfway! You either keep the laws of shabbos or not, theres no halfway. So all of us out there who are guilty of chillul shabbos (biting nails, biting lips, ripping letters etc.) are just through and through michalellei shabbos.
Yiddishkeit fortunately does not work that way! We are all, as human beings, works in progress. And we all, as fallible human beings, keep some halachos ‘halfway’. And hopefully we all, as Jewish human beings, are constantly trying to fix that.
talmud – its on an old ze shir cd.
more favorites –
bilvavi mishkan evneh
the pintele yid by rivie schwebel
habein yakir li by abie rottenberg
Ima tagidi li. Never fails to bring me to tears.
Other than that, I go through phases – love a song for a month, get bored, on to the next song.
I’ve got one on each foot, one on my shoulders, and one on my head. Come to a kiddush with me and I’ll teach you how to do it too.
All kidding aside, I dont bring 4 children with me. If I did, that would be a wonderful chance to teach about sharing, taking turns, being mevater – letting a different sibling eat before you etc.
Gamanit, whether the adult is over 70 (zakein) or not is irrelevant. A child should stand up for a 40 year old man/woman as well.
Gamanit, Popa, I agree.
And that is why my kids sit on my lap at kiddeishim, and get my seat when I am done. Yes, it may be less enjoyable for me, but you’re right, my kids are people to and deserve to eat and to sit. But not to take a seat before an adult.
The chinnuch of my children is worth a little bit of discomfort.
Naftush, perhaps not. I don’t pretend to know the answer. I was not dealing with the whole dating question at all.
My point in that post was just to explain why this taiva is different than all others and the idea of ‘Lets expose ourselves and our children to it and use that as a way to strengthen our self control’ does not apply.
I agree we need to arm ourselves and our children with self control so that we have the strength to overcome our taivos when we are exposed to the tuma’ah around us, but the tool is through other taivos. Not exposing ourselves to this taiva. Not by saying ‘let our young boys and girls go party together/go to school together/spend their lives together so they learn self control’.
Thats ‘Lifnei iver lo sitein michshal’ for children and ADULTS too!
oomis – “I might want to eat a cheeseburger, but it is forbidden to me. So even though I smell that wonderful odor wafting from MacDonald’s, I am NOT going in there, even if I am RAVENOUS because I have not eaten all day. A little self-control goes a long way.”
The difference is, taiva for a treifus is ok. Taiva for arayos is not ok.
And I know how I would feel if my spouse said “I might want to lay with that man/woman, but it is forbidden to me. So even though I see that wonderful person/desire that wonderful person etc., I am NOT going to do it, even if I am DYING for him/her. A little self-control goes a long way.” That would be the end of our married life.
I’m with oomis. I get extremely annoyed when children don’t stand up for older people.
For example, when I am at a kiddush and a parent is sitting at one of the (few!) tables with his/her 4 young children next to him/her, and there are MANY adults without seats (yes, older men/women and pregnant women), it makes me so sad. What kind of parents are you?? I (and my siblings) were never, ever, EVER was allowed sit at a kiddush or in shul unless EVERY single man/woman in the room had a seat or did not want to sit. And neither were we allowed to be of the ‘first’ to grab food. Children don’t take before adults. Children don’t sit before adults.
And before you all scream out that ‘this is what makes children go off the derech’ etc. let me tell you that we did NOT resent it. It taught us how to respect people older then us. Until this day, I will stand the entire davening if there is someone older than me without a seat.
Go for it Torah613, there is nothing wrong with being open and direct.January 24, 2013 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm in reply to: English is Absent and Math Doesn't Count at Brooklyn's Biggest Yeshivas #924923
gavra_at_work – “…Yeshivishism, Charadism & Chassidishism as well”
If you can prove that part of their belief system is neged HaTorah then you would be correct to include them. Notice, I did not say their actions, I said their belief system.
An action that is neged Hatorah is called a sin, not a false belief.January 24, 2013 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm in reply to: English is Absent and Math Doesn't Count at Brooklyn's Biggest Yeshivas #924913
(sorry for going a bit off topic…)January 24, 2013 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm in reply to: English is Absent and Math Doesn't Count at Brooklyn's Biggest Yeshivas #924912
zahavasdad – “For the record, Most education today does NOT teach Latin and Greek classics”
The ideal is obviously that we should study Torah and Torah only. The Yeshiva of Volozhin closed its doors rather than teach secular studies (which the govt was demanding). We are unfortunaly in golus and therefore must teach/learn other subjects other than Torah, but we are not learning these subjects for the sake of learning! There is only Torah Lishma! And therefore, there is absolutely no reason why Yeshiva students should be learning Greek/Latin classics.
If you are a girl then you don’t have a chiyuv of Talmud Torah so go ahead and learn whatever you’d like. But keep in mind that alot of what you are reading is false. I would be against my daughters reading many so called ‘classics’ because they are full of foreign beleifs, whether it is beleif in the power of man or beleif in false forces of the world. They only true beleif is Torah.
I once heard a speech from a Rabbi in which he said that before Mashiach comes, all false beleifs will need to be crushed, so Liberalism, Conservatism and even these greek philosophies which are false will go the way of Socialism and all failed ‘isms’ before it.
Frummy – I hear what you’re saying but I’m not sold. Does that make a leather boot an animal?
Btw, it’s an electronic game.January 24, 2013 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm in reply to: English is Absent and Math Doesn't Count at Brooklyn's Biggest Yeshivas #924906
Most of the Litvish yeshivos in NY State that I know of teach secular subjects. The students are expected to take regents AND PASS, and if they don’t, they take it again.
Statistically speaking, are the regent marks of public school educated children higher than those of their yeshiva student counterparts?
I’ve heard of this concept of trying to get the other to say no, but mostly from guys. They don’t always want to say no since girls take a no very personally and many girls will be hurt by a no.
Guys are made of tougher stuff – they can handle a no gracefully. Don’t worry too much about him and JUST SAY NO. There is nothing worse than going out and sensing from the start that your date is completely not interested in you. Waste of time, waste of money.
Tov li Toras picha me’alfei zahav vachasef
roller coaster rides
going out to eat
According to your logic, a computer is a mineral too. And so is the car you drive. And wait, don’t forget all the jewelery you wear and quarters, nickles, dimes and pennies too.
No, metal boots are not a mineral. They are made of metal which is a mineral but they are…..Boots!
Boots are not a mineral
and as a reader I’d like to make a request – please bring back the dear popy thread. It’s the best one in the CR
Been reading for a while but this is my first post.
(and maybe last?)