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March 22, 2023 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm in reply to: Shaimos Fraud #2176130
@commonsaychel: I have not actually been to the site in PA, but what I have heard from sources that seem to be in the know, the area where they bury is classified as a landfill to get around certain legal issues regarding the environmental impact of burying paper that has been printed on.
My sources say that it is a parcel of land adjacent to an actual landfill, thus simplifying the process of creating a landfill. They do hire the equipment operators along with their equipment from the landfill, which is what the people spreading that particular narrative point to when making the claim he dumps it in a landfill.
Regardless of whether it is a separate parcel of land or not, he has explained to me the process he uses, and it cannot be classified as “dumping in a landfill”.
They have a very specific protocol that they follow which was prepared by Rabonim in Lakewood and Eretz Yisroel.
If I could remember the details of the procedure, I would give the details, but I do remember that it involved lining the ground where the shamos are being buried with some sort of (very expensive) material (IIRC one trailer load of shaimos costed over $1,000 to line for back then whenI spoke to him about it) I don’t recall what it was or why it was required. It might have been some sort of polymer that certain Rabonim held is considered cheres just in case there were some Stam mixed in that they did not catch when they went through everything by hand. All Stam that they find is buried separately in Klei Cheres s as proscribed in Halacha.
If you were to be caught burying shamos in NY/NJ today, you would face massive fines and potential prison time.January 26, 2023 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm in reply to: YWN fake news #2159931
You have not addressed what @besalel wrote probably because you couldn’t verify or disprove what he said. Having lived there for a number of years, I can tell you that this happens occasionally where a purveyor of technology doesn’t have the hechsher that is fashionable this month and has a similar attack.
And besides, I am the arbiter o f fake news on the YWN site, how dare you try to usurp me?!?😉December 10, 2022 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm in reply to: Changing the Shidduch System #2146429
I am not going to provide an opinion here, because I am not well enough informed on the topic.
However, I will call out the fact that you seem to be carrying a grievance.
The fact that your response to Always_Ask _Questions had nothing to do with their response and instead called out your perception of how certain shadchanim choose their clientele, is quite telling.
How about you going and dedicating yourself to arranging Shidduchim exclusively between Klal Yisroel’s poor.
While I don’t think any Shadchan ought to exclude the less affluent, it would be irresponsible towards their families were they to solely focus on them.September 22, 2022 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm in reply to: Folding Bed Gmach #2127511
Sorry to not be providing the response you are looking for, but you need to provide a bit more info on your search.
Like where you live etc.
Also bear in mind, that many smaller Gemach’s are only year round but not over Sukkos.September 10, 2022 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm in reply to: Shofar Maintenance #2123132
Word of the day: “detritus“
Posted by mobico, “detritus” means: Dead particulate organic material.September 10, 2022 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm in reply to: Tablet Mania #2123130
Many people who strictly use a flip phone, but also run a business on the go keep a tablet in their car so they can have access on demand without having a distraction/temptation always in their hands/pockets.August 25, 2022 12:21 am at 12:21 am in reply to: Best Cell Phone Service in Lakewood?? #2118304
I get decent 5g coverage in most areas of lakewood with Verizon. On route 70 near the Verizon store (ironically) and Costco and on route 9 near Walmart it’s not so great.July 29, 2022 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm in reply to: Did YWN erase an article about a bachur beaten up by cops in J-lem? #2110282
Thank you Gefilte Fish much appreciated.
On a more serious note, I have found that these incidents do occasionally disappear.
A few years back I was waiting at a bus stop in Rechavia, and I saw multiple flashes from stun grenades that were used against some Bochurim who were protesting a classmate who was imprisoned for violating the draft law.
There was nothing at all in the media until they filed a civil rights violation lawsuit (or whatever the equivalent is called there).
So the answer to your question may well be found in my somewhat cynical responses earlier, ie that it is being forcibly redacted.
I am not a big proponent of the Mandela effect, I am more inclined to believe that it is intentionally censored.July 28, 2022 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm in reply to: wifi and place to stay in country #2110125
Depending on your standard of Catskills and your standard of price and your standard of Shabbos, I might recommend Armoni inn of Orangeburgh NY.July 28, 2022 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm in reply to: Liz Cheney for President #2110126
I don’t know much about her policy prescriptions, but as I recall it, she is a second generation (at least) politician.
Not that it would necessarily preclude her the presidency, but I would want to know if she has been making bank of her position before even looking at policies.
Is she doing Nancy Pelosi level stock trades?July 28, 2022 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm in reply to: Did YWN erase an article about a bachur beaten up by cops in J-lem? #2110122
Just look out for my smoke signals over port Elizabeth at 11:15 tonight for the answer to your question.July 28, 2022 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm in reply to: Did YWN erase an article about a bachur beaten up by cops in J-lem? #2110120
For more information:
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*This comment has been removed for content moderation purposes*January 28, 2022 8:15 am at 8:15 am in reply to: people who do “property managment” for a living describe your day #2055678
@meshuga1 you don’t specify which 8 hours in the day.
@OP please clarify whether you are looking for information about working at a decent sized management company, or if you want information on starting off as the latest one man show in town?
There is a huge difference between the two, given that as part of a larger team, responsibilities are divided up, and it may be possible (depending on the ethics of where you work, the deal you negotiate, how much you are able to stick up for yourself, etc.) to have a 9-5, whereas if you will be the sole operator until you can grow large enough to hire, just be aware that most tenants will call about issues (rent, appliances/heating/ac not working etc) during the hours they are in the unit experiencing the problem. And many of these issues (depending on jurisdiction obviously) may be legally required to be resolved, or at least a good faith effort to resolve it within a prescribed number of hours (again, varies by location).
@ejmr it can be so much more than than picking up checks and scheduling move out inspections. It can be a two am call to an emergency service plumber or hvac company, it can be a ten pm call from the pd demanding you show up and allow them access to cctv so they can find which unit a kidnapper brought a child into.
Not to discourage you from the field, but if some clueless recruiters are telling you that’s all it is, there so much more that it can be.March 5, 2021 10:55 am at 10:55 am in reply to: Israeli vs. American hand shmura matzo #1954326
Last year I made Pesach the first time, (like so many other relatively newlyweds. It was my third Pesach since I got married) I bought two pounds of Israeli machine Matzah when that was all that was available, then I bought four pounds of an Israeli hand matzah when that became available, my in-laws sent two pounds of local hand matzah, and my parents sent a Ukrainian box that contained exactly six matzahs.
The only boxes that had any whole matzah were the local, the Ukrainian, and the machine matzah.
That does not indicate that everyone who bought Israeli hand matzah had broken matzah, but a lot of people are not interested in the necessary trial and error.
Additionally, if you like you matzah thin, it is virtually impossible to ship thin matzah without most or all of it crumbling.
When NPGS in Lakewood started importing hand matzah from Israel more than a decade ago, they discovered after the first year, and now the matzah they import is as thick as ( and tastes like) a piece of plywood.December 24, 2020 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Please help me identify the song #1931847
I think it is also on project relaxDecember 24, 2020 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm in reply to: Please help me identify the song #1931846
track 10 of Baruch Levine’s Bonim Atem