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Jewish Maidel: You’ve been awfully quiet since you started this topic… with all this discussion, I hope you find an answer that is helpful to you!
wow popa you did not just go there!
and sem613- you are absolutely right, they don’t care if you even get to the yedios klaliyos section. Put your main focus on the meforshim and you’ll do great! im so jealous of you!!!!
yeah don’t get too stressed over this… its the entrance exam thats the real killer….;)
they make the prompt as vague as possible to give you flexibility to write about anything you want. Write about things that are important to you such as family, or friends… and write about things you’ve done in school and what you have learnt from it. It can be fluffed up, but remember that your interviewer will have it open when he/she interviews, and he does have notes on it that make you unique and ask you casual questions about it. Don’t stress over it too much, and enjpy the most incredible year!!!
i would recommend landers college for women- aka touro manhattan. It is friendly, and warm and is a lovely jewish environment. There are learning groups and shiurim during lunch or frequently scheduled through out the week. Girls are assigned advisors who get to know you well, and they guide you and are there to assist you. there is also beautiful dorms for girls who live out of town, or who want to dorm.October 20, 2013 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm in reply to: What are the hottest and most active threads in the YWN coffee room? #981859
excellent choices!!! machon raaya is known to be a bais yaakov michalah! darchei bina is sort of like michalalah yet still very different. good luck!
From the descprition of your daughter(?) it sounds like machon raaya would be a good fit for her. It is academic, out of town-y, and i think its less stuffy than other seminaries. Another recomendation would be michalah which is highly academic,and very shtark girls go there who are more open minded from bais yaakovs and non bais yaakovs but all the girls that go there are ultra frum nontheless. It is very interesting classes that are challenging but the work load itself is set up for you to still have a fun enjoyable year. Machon Raaya is known to be a ‘bais yaakov michlala” so if she specifically wants to go to a bais yaakov this is a good option! Good luck:)
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2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (or your own pareve substitution)
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter (or margarine), brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies.
one of the biggest compliments and chessed you can do for this guy is to set him up with someone else. most people who redt shidduchim vaguely know the two parties. if you know both sides pretty well and you tihnk he is more for your friend then you are helping the shidduch crisis. your friend will see that you think this guy is good enough to go out with her and he’s not some creep that you went out with that you want to forget about.
kol hakovod! and hatzlacha!
i had a teacher who on the first day of class took out a blank peice of paper and said “this is what i know about you- nothing”. she then tore up the peice of paper and said “from now on you each have a clean slate for anyone who wants to start anew.”
its a she. where are places she can work- hospital, store….
first of all mazal tov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! second of all fashion island on coney island in brooklyn has a sale now on stunning tznuisdik dresses. even if the sale is over by now their dresses are reasonable prices as is. good luck:)
i agree with thepurpleone- definitley look into edison/highland park. it is such a wonderful growing communityJuly 22, 2013 1:02 am at 1:02 am in reply to: LET US PROTEST: Major Kosher Supermarkets In Catskills Refuse To Use Price Tags #966769
it seems that damoshe’s idea is a crowd favorite. however, many women who usually do most of the shopping are usually coming with most of their kids to go shopping. it is too hard to bring 5 of a product all the way to the cashier to see which is cheaper. its not practical. if it is a person shopping by themselves with no time constraint, like rushing because the kids day camp is almost over, then do damoshes’s idea
while you make an excellent point, i think you are stereotyping too much. First of all, not every girl is so sensitive that she will break down crying every time that she is rejected. Someone who is ready to date, when they are mature enough to accept rejection, and know that they are still the same amazing person before someone rejected them. This problem doesn’t solve anything, because after the first date he can also say no, and then she’ll be as, or even more rejected as she was before they went out. We can not hold ourselves back from doing things because someone’s feelings will get hurt, because chances are they can get hurt anyways after a few dates. The only solution to that is be a mature dater, who is ready to accept rejection, because that is part of the package.
Also, another small point, maybe boys won’t be so quick to say no to a girl if they aren’t the ones having the upper hand anymore. Maybe in the beginning the results would stay the same but over time, maybe something can change. Only Hashem knows….
daas yachid- just curious, in your opinion, what is the cause of the problem?
Boys have lists of resumes and can go out with a girl whenever he wants usually. Girls wait months for one boy to choose their resume out of the many that they have to even get a date. Girls usually say yes to boys who say yes to them because they can’t afford to be too picky because who knows when the next date will come
WIY: you bring up a very important point. I think that boys and girls start going out before they are mature enough. I am not talking about age-wise, I’m talking about girls and boys who come right out of yeshiva/ seminary or high school, not knowing who they are and therefore not knowing what they want in a spouse. If everyone developed a deep sense of self awareness and self introspection maybe everyone would be able to articulate what they want in a spouse, exactly what they are looking for and not something esoteric and general as ” ya’arei shamayim”. That means something different for everyone. Does that mean he’s going to go to minyan 3 times a day, or someone who is meticulous and machnir with kashruth. Or a Baal/as middos. Everyone should have three or so middos that they really want in a spouse and a few other middos that are negotiable. If everyone had a clearer idea of what they wanted that they would be able to articulate ,redting shidduchim would be much easier
First of all as a reminder to myself I am just saying that HAshem is the one who makes our shidduchim and no matter how hard I or anyone else tries to change the system, if we have bitachon that it’s all in HAshems hands we won’t have to worry.
Daasyochid – I just don’t think it’s that simple that if there were more boys in the world every girl would be matched up with a boy. I think that boys just have the upper hand and therefore are able to choose the “top”- however one defines top ,we all have different images in our mind- girls so the girls that don’t have ALL the redeeming qualities don’t get dates.
My suggestion is to see what the underlying problem of this crisis is because without changing the system in some way we are just speculating.
how are girls supposed to get married if they dont get any dates?!?! it may be that there is an inequality in the number of girls that is the shidduch crisis, but it also may be that the boys are only willing to date certain girls, leaving all those girls without those qualifications, without a chance to even get a date. i think that these 2 problems are very much connected.
again i ask, how do you define the shidduch crisis?
if i wasn’t clear: the fact that many girls aren’t getting married- scratch that, they aren’t even getting dates. how would you define the shidduch crisis?
while the coffee room is a casual setting, and not exactly the place for others to be editing posts, it is important to be aware of mistakes that one makes. If people get used spelling words in shorthand, then on formal documents, they are likely to make these mistakes as well. I believe that even when texting, finding the shortest way to write a word should not be done, because it gets a person used to spelling words incorrectly.
torah613torah- you probably think your pretty sharp there assuming that i am at touro right? not to burst your bubble but that is not the only college in the entire universe even though in your mind it may be- being that im not sure how much you get out…
it is very important for me to be able to make some money while getting my degree so i can live off something while i am still in college.
yeah if she didnt die first! and the whole point of leaving the country is so she can prove that she hasnt been in israel for more than 3 months at a time, so she needs her passport stamped
you think the jordan river would have split for her or she would have to pay for a flight cuz eppis then its not worth it ya know?
when i went to seminary, what one girl did was she that i think the rule is that you dont need a student visa unless you are there for 3 months or more. Every 3 months or so she would leave the country. it sounds annoying but it ended up working out because she went home for pesach and then twice she just went to one of the greek islands, that is an hour flight from israel, for the day. hatzlachaApril 30, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am in reply to: Letter circulated in Brooklyn about Motzei Shabbos hangouts #950819
what’s really the problem here is that all through high school its always the bad girls that are “at risk” that get the attention, while the good girls “probably don’t have problems” so they are left out of the loop. If we stopped learning only about not to hang out with boys 24/7 and maybe sneak in an hour of dating tips and what to look for in a spouse, there would be less awkward dating and girls/boys would feel like they have an outlet to discus things like dating and not feel like they have to do it upclose and personal in pizza stores on motzei shabbos!