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  • in reply to: Why is hashem punishing the Caribbean islands? #1367834

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    Torah was given to all of klal yisrael including the “poshut” yidden. We can all learn something from it. We can also ask our gedolim.

    in reply to: Why is hashem punishing the Caribbean islands? #1366857

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    Kingdavid: It is inspiring to see someone who sees current events and wants to learn from them.

    Hashem promises in Parshas Noach that He will not bring a flood on the entire world (but He may bring the flood on parts of the world). Even though something happens in a natural way, we still need to know that everything is from Hashem and -especially if it’s causing such turmoil – to learn from it. The test is to be able to recognize that it is Hashem all the while and to learn from the situation, not to dismiss it as nature.

    That being said, I don’t know what we are supposed to learn from it. Except maybe that this world is so temporary and the only things of our possessions that we actually keep are the mitzvos.

    in reply to: Confetti at Weddings 🎊🤵 #1269270

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    Not to mention that sometimes friends bringing the confetti don’t realize that the family will be charged extra fees for the mess. I have seen after weddings that the families start sweeping the floor so that they don’t get charged extra.

    in reply to: Water Challah, no eggs, no seeds #1032598

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    Here’s my recipe. I never baked challah until about 2 years ago, after I learned this recipe from my mother in law and I have only bought store challah once since then (including yom tov)! People ask me which bakery I bought my challahs in lol!

    Here goes:

    – 1 tablespoon yeast

    – 1 tablespoon sugar

    – some warm water (approx 1/3 cup but I never measure)

    mix together, let sit while you put the following into a bowl:

    – 1 lb flour

    – 1 cup warm water (start with 1/2 cup, add as needed. dough should be soft, not sticky.)

    – 1/4 cup oil

    – dash of salt

    – yeast/sugar mixture from above (even if it’s just starting to rise)

    mix together, preferably with kitchen aide or food processor. I use either one.

    let sit 20 minutes.

    then:

    do hafrashas challah.

    braid challah, top with whatever you want or leave with no topping, and bake on 375 for 20-30 minutes depending on how big your challahs are and how crispy you like the outside. No need to let them rise after braiding, they will rise in the oven.

    NOTE: The measurements above are proportional, sometimes I double or triple this recipe and it will taste great! Also, if you use 3 lbs or more you can say the bracha so I try to do that and freeze the extras.

    The best part of this recipe is that I know it by heart it’s so easy.

    I’d be curious to know if you tried it and how it turned out!

    Good Shabbos 🙂

    in reply to: Do you know the words of the natural anthem? #1023135

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    Do you know Shas by heart?

    in reply to: 5 year old haircuts #861110

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    LOL mine needs a haircut but she won’t let me

    in reply to: Househusband #871303

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    But it’s ok for frum women to work in male professions outside the home.

    in reply to: Drinking #856949

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    PBA – Ashrecha mi kiamcha Yisrael … to patiently wait a whole long week ’til yom tov to get drunk!

    in reply to: Leap Day – February 29 #856675

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    CPAs are happy – an extra day to do taxes lol!

    in reply to: mishloach manos baskets to israel #856606

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    If you search online you can find places that are in Israel that deliver. Search “kosher gift baskets” “Israel” and I’m sure you’ll find.

    And btw, thanks for the reminder!

    in reply to: YWN coffee room purim mesibah #857327

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    How do you have time (esp. pre Purim) to meet in a coffee bar?

    in reply to: American girls/ ladies this is for you!! #856707

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    “American girls help??? where in NY..”

    LOLL! America is comprised of 50 states, NY being ONE of them.

    in reply to: oprah and chassidishe family #851922

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    What about the fact that the cameras went into their bedroom?

    in reply to: What is going on?! #850546

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    Where did you read this?

    in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868413

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    How would you respond to a goy who asks you if all the stuff she says in this book is true about Jewish life?

    in reply to: Shirayim #850383

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    Hashkafa or Hygiene?

    in reply to: our dor and the dor hamabul #1207593

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    S’dom had the same issues…

    in reply to: Telemarketers… #1036129

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    The Chassidishe Gatesheader: Anything funny ever happen when you were telemarketing?

    Just wondering what you all do when these people call… we always have fun with it, like we pretend we know one of their family members or something like that… many actually enjoy it, we often get them to laugh!

    in reply to: Ami magazine article on Mormons baptizing Jews #850734

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    If they can’t get ’em alive…

    Every nation tries to get the Jew to convert.

    The question is, who is the “proxy”? The descendants of the deceased Jews?

    in reply to: New Subtitle For Me (moishy) #853121

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    Most

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    in reply to: Is there a Chiyuv to be friendly? #849933

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    There is a chiuv to make a kiddush Hashem… I’d venture to say that includes the high road.

    in reply to: Rushing??? #850226

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    Why rush 2 b first.. check out a few of your classmates’ weddings and get some good ideas for yours!

    in reply to: infertility issues/the blessing of children #918713

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    Tomim tiyhe: Great point!

    Many times Hashem withholds things from us (job, children, spouse…) so that we will daven or change something in our lifestyle and become closer to Him. For example, there have been people who were blessed in various areas in their lives when they thought it impossible – after they were koveia itim l’torah, or gave tzeddakah, or covered their hair, or were careful to say brachos when someone was nearby to answer amen…

    in reply to: Great news!!! #849086

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    So true!

    But what are you going to do to prevent yourself from going back..?

    in reply to: Great news!!! #849083

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    Kol hakavod! That took a lot of strength and you did it!

    in reply to: 2b'Shevat ideas #998346

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    Sefardim have a seder for Tu Bishvat that is done before dinner on that night, kind of like the yehi ratzon “seder” that is done on Rosh Hashana. They try to get 100 different types of fruits/nuts/wines, at least one of each of the shivat haminim, and at least one that would be shehecheyanu. They go around the table with everyone saying brachos on the shivat haminim and then eat the rest of the foods.

    Btw, on Tu Bishvat one should daven to find a good esrog for the upcoming sukkos.

    in reply to: BORED!!!!!!!!! #955014

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    volunteer in a hospital, office, or any job you might be interested in doing when you “grow up”… you’ll have a head start as to what you like and don’t like!

    in reply to: Accounting #846742

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    From my earlier post…

    As far as options:

    – You can work for a public firm that prepares financial statements and does audits (for companies to get bank loans, investors, etc., not related to tax audits)or you work for a firm that does taxes for individuals, partnerships, s-corps, c-corps, estates, trusts, foundations…

    – You can work for a private company as their internal accountant. You’d take care of things like payroll, balancing budgets, etc.

    in reply to: Accounting #846739

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    As far as contributions to society/yourself:

    – The more income you have, the more you can give to tzeddakah

    – You can help others set up their businesses properly, and do all their business stuff correctly

    – You can work for yourself after awhile, make your own hours, and learn more than 2 hours a night

    in reply to: Accounting #846738

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    The big pro of going into accounting is that there is always work, and you have many options. That being said, the con would be that there is always a LOT of work and it’s got to get done!

    As far as options:

    – You can work for a public firm that prepares financial statements and does audits (for companies to get bank loans, investors, etc., not related to tax audits)or you work for a firm that does taxes for individuals, partnerships, s-corps, c-corps, estates, trusts, foundations…

    – You can work for a private company as their internal accountant. You’d take care of things like payroll, balancing budgets, etc.

    There are a lot more options, but these are a few.

    If you go into a public firm, the amount of hours you work can be a lot. Depending on the size of the firm you work for (larger firms usually require more hours), you can work 60+ hours each week during busy season. Both audit and tax have busy seasons that happen almost simultaneously, so both of them have long hours during that time. Purim, Pesach, and Sukkos are right after/during the busy seasons so it could be an issue… the rest of the year is usually pretty standard as far as hours.

    In a private firm, the hours are usually regular business hours the whole year ’round, but of course every firm is different.

    As a side perk, you learn a lot about how different types of businesses run, which is pretty interesting.

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