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The Vilna Gaon and Rashbi lived lifestyles that did not in any way resemble “normal”.
Very few people today would be capable of living like that.
A quick update: I ended up purchasing a pair of gerbils about five weeks ago, from PetSmart. I’m keeping them in a 20 – gallon glass aquarium with a tank topper, and they seem to be enjoying it. They are adorable, playful animals who love to run, chew up their toys, and dig in their bedding. Anyone who sends empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls to my house will become my friend.
Sorry it took so long to update you; I’ve been too busy playing with my gerbils! 🙂
If, as you say, you’ve bought both, then you are in a good position to know which is better.
But the truth is that they’re both tasty drinks. It may just be a question of which you’re in the mood of at that particular moment.
Good luck. May you never have more serious troubles than this.
I get calls all the time about extending my car’s warranty!
Unfortunately, I cannot take them up on the offer, as I don’t own a car (sigh).
Your story is not the least bit funny.
Not even close.
Okay, here’s the drill (at least this is what I do):
1) Wake up on the 27th of Tamuz.
Get dressed in fresh clothes.
2) At noontime (or at some point during the day, whenever it’s convenient) change your clothes. Put on a fresh outfit and put what you’ve worn until now in a secure location.
3) Before bedtime, remove the second set of clothes and put them with the first set.
4) Repeat the above procedure on the 28th and 29th of Tamuz.
You now have six changes of clothes that can be worn during the nine days.
The nine days consist of 7 weekdays this year (8 in other years).
You will be just fine!
Pekak: Yes, that’s right.
Later on in Sefer Bamidbar, after he sinned and caused the deaths of thousands of Jews, he is identified as Zimri.
At the beginning of the sefer, though, he is identified as the Nassi of Shevet Shimon. At this point he was still a righteous person, and he is therefore called “Shlumiel”, which means, “at peace with Hashem”.
I live in a house that doesn’t have enough room for a pony or mongoose.
Shtark, who exactly are you calling “achi?”
And I’ve already explained why I don’t want a ferret; however, I would be interested in hearing about your experiences.
Finally, since gerbils have an average lifespan of 2 – 3 years, I don’t expect that acid will be necessary.
Eviezer is a name??? Where did you come up with that?
Ferrets are considered serious biters, so much so that it’s illegal to keep them as pets in some locations.
Since I don’t have much pet experience, a ferret doesn’t seem like a good choice.
Shlumiel. It’s a name mentioned multiple times in the beginning of Sefer Bamidbar, and it has a gorgeous meaning.
Concerned Member, of course I wash them regularly; however, Pesach cleaning is different.
For example, I wash my fabric tablecloths regularly in the washing machine, yet most people I know have separate tablecloths for Pesach. We wouldn’t feel comfortable setting our Pesach table with the same tablecloth we used for our pizza party, regardless of how well it was washed.January 27, 2021 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm in reply to: Discussion on age of three at maximum age at which an uncle can touch a niece #1943161
Doesn’t it also depend on the age of the uncle? (For example, what if the uncle is a toddler?)
I’ve been thinking of buying a pet lately, and YWN is bombarding me with ads for pet cages!
Syag: Knitting, embroidery, hook rug.
I don’t know how to do lanyard.
Commonsaychel, that sounds scary! Is that what you do?🐕
Commonsaychel and Syag: Do you have any garden – defense tips to share? I used to enjoy growing vegetables until a few years ago, when some groundhogs destroyed my fence and ate all the plants. I would love some advice on getting it started again.
Besides being a serious book addict, I enjoy having lots of hobbies! I love cooking, baking, working on jigsaw puzzles, various craft projects, and playing chess. In the summer I enjoy bicycling. I’m also a bit obsessed with roller coasters. Ever since American Dream opened, I’ve been trying to work up the courage to try out their big, scary coaster…so far that hasn’t happened.
One hobby that’s somewhat taken me by surprise: Pre-corona, I was really not the clothes-conscious type, preferring comfort over looks. I can’t believe how much I really like collecting pretty face masks! I enjoy wearing them, and am often eager to dress up and show off my latest style.
Anyone here like horse stories?
I’ve read the “Heartland” series by Lauren Brooke; they were extremely enjoyable. I also read the “Thoroughbred” series by Joanna Campbell.
What are some of your hobbies?
How do you typically spend your time when you’re not in the coffee room?
What did you expect to hear?
Is biking on congested streets dangerous? Well, how about driving or walking on congested streets?
As long as you stay aware of your surroundings, obey the rules of the road, and are honest with yourself about your abilities and limitations,you should be just fine.
Greatest President since Obama
Really? I never heard that…
It will be relevant next year, as nittel will indeed be on Shabbos.
Huju: If Senator Lieberman had, in fact, been a moneychanger at one point in his career, I would have no problem with that.
According to Meno, if you are vaccinated and then exposed to the virus, the vaccine won’t prevent you from picking up the virus; it will merely prevent you from feeling sick or showing symptoms of illness. You may still be contagious and capable of infecting others.
If this is true, does anyone else see how the vaccination may worsen the pandemic instead of bettering it?
The only thing Indian about Warren are the Natives on her feet.👟
“Trump’s term is coming to an end,”
And you were the one who wanted something nice?
How much do I tip my favorite coffee room posters?
Taka, you have a good point.December 7, 2020 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm in reply to: Toiveling basic George Foreman without cord getting wet? #1926667
I toiveled the entire thing, including the cord. Then I let it dry out for a few days before using it.
Catch Yourself, it was new to me. CT Lawyer, thanks for injecting some humor into the coffee room!
Akuperma, I think that CTLawyer was talking about Trump 😉
I beg your pardon, but I disagree.
What’s disgusting about it?
Rational wrote, “the oilam hatorah feels this sheltering is a small price to pay for keeping their neshamos pure”.
Sorry, Rational, but you can’t have it both ways.
I grew up in a very sheltered environment, with parents and teachers who believed that that was best. As a teenager, it would never have occurred to me to so much as walk to a neighborhood store without first informing a parent as to where I was going and when I would be back. Traveling to a foreign country without my parents researching every single detail of my trip in advance would have been as impossible as my taking a trip to Mars.
If you want to give your children more freedom than that, okay. It’s a new generation. I hear that. But, in that case, face reality: Your children are not sheltered. In that case, it is your responsibility as a parent to educate them. Let them know that there are people out there who will take advantage of them if given the opportunity, and teach them the importance of being careful. Don’t allow them traveling privileges until the message has been recieved.
I’m not speaking from anyone’s experience, just from common sense.
But now that you mention it, I remember reading about a non-jew who did such a test and found out that one of his grandparents had been accidentally switched with another baby when they were born.
What makes you think that such a story can’t happen to a kew?
Is there a specific reason why you need this information?
Or would you be doing this purely out of curiosity?
If your motive is curiosity, it’s not a good idea. You may not like the answers you get.
On the subject of coronavirus: Yes, Biden’s approach is probably better than Trump’s.
That said, the coronavirus so far has been managed mainly by state governors, and they’re unlikely to give up their authority so easily.
Also, Biden will be aware that the election was a close one, and he’ll be reluctant to do anything very controversial at first. I believe he’s already said that he won’t impose a national lockdown.
What’s crazy about that?
It’s always a good idea to keep your passport current.
Takahmamash, it’s impressive that you have a shofar and know how to use it. But please don’t use it at your home minyan on the first day of Rosh Hashana.
Please be aware that anyone traveling to Lakewood from Virginia will be legally required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.
That sounds like a sweet way to daven.
Reb Eliezer, is it a novel concept to you that people should be required to comply with orders given to them by a Bais Din?
Are you suggesting that compliance ought to be oprional?
Btw would you mind sticking to English in the future? It’s kind of a tease when I’m following a thread and there’s a post I don’t understand.
A long time ago, Bais Din actually had the power to control life and death. They had the ability to enforce their rulings.
When Bais Din ordered someone to do something, it made no difference whether or not the person “wanted to” comply or not. Bais Din was quite capable of ensuring that their rulings were complied with.
Amil Zola: I don’t know where you live, but here in NY we get storm watches/warnings almost every year, and 90% of the time it turns out to be an ordinary rainstorm, if even that. So yes, this storm was surprising, and most people weren’t really prepared.
Anonymous Jew, it’s really not the same thing.
The radio show you’re referring to is presumably not marketed specifically for people in availus. It’s geared to a varied audience, and everyone needs to make their own decision as to wether or not it’s suitable for them.
The shows Moshe from Midwood are discussing are different. They are produced with the specific intention that they should be viewed on Tisha B’av. Any type of music seems inappropriate in that setting.
You have a point. Fortunately, Hashem created our bodies with something called an immune system that does a marvelous job of protecting us from things like this. In every part of our lives, we are constantly being exposed to germs, and guess what – our bodies deal with it! Whether it’s going to the grocery and pushing a shopping cart that someone else touched, bringing in the mail that the mail carrier handled, etc…our bodies deal with so much on an everyday basis. Library books don’t strain their abilities as much as you think.