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  • in reply to: yom huledet #901214

    hadassa
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    Thank you for your generous brochos. what a wonderful way to celebrate!

    May Hashem grant you many more years in good health. May He grant all your bakashos l’tova.

    in reply to: Heartwarming, inspiring stories of Jewish community #1023291

    hadassa
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    Am part of a 55+ community in Lakewood. We are made up of all types of Yidden (and Goyim) who get along. We have Chassidim, Litvish, Modern Orthodox, Baalei Teshuva, Giyorim, Yekkes, etc. We come from all around the country and abroad. We get along, learn from each other and help out each other!! It can be done. We all benefit.

    in reply to: Jelousy #832006

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    I once heard a very interesting take on jealousy….The fellow said that if you are jealous you are doubting Hashem’s ability to

    provide for you. It’s as if you are saying that because Hashem gave person A something, He is unable to provide for you. If you believe that Hashem “Hakol Yachol” then you needn’t be jealous. Hashem can provide you with whatever He deems you need!! Hope this thought helps.

    in reply to: Moshe Chaim Ben Chana #831772

    hadassa
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    May Moshe Chaim ben Chana have a refuah shlaima b’soch she’ar cholei Yisrael!! I will work very hard to light candles early in

    his and other cholims’ zechus.

    in reply to: Socia Security for Dummies- can I collect and be employed full time? #825176

    hadassa
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    no. i mean 40 highest years! 40 quarters is the minimum to qualify for s.s. 40 years are the look-back years to compute earnings.

    in reply to: Socia Security for Dummies- can I collect and be employed full time? #825174

    hadassa
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    Forgot to say that you can go to SSA.GOV and play with their worksheets, inputting all kinds of scenarios. For example, since

    s.s. looks to your 40 highest years, you might want to work and wait with collecting to bring your average up, especially if you haven’t worked 40 years.

    in reply to: Socia Security for Dummies- can I collect and be employed full time? #825173

    hadassa
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    oomis1105 is basically correct. Once you reach 65 or 66 or 66+

    (depending upon when you were born. they keep raising the age)

    you can collect your full social security and earn whatever you like. If you choose to wait to collect and only start collecting

    at age 70, your benefit will be still more (about 8%) for each year you wait.

    You are not taxed at the rate of 85%, as artchill wrote. You may be taxed on 85% of your social security benefits (at whatever your tax rate is)depending upon your total other income

    (salary, interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.)and 1/2 your social security…..It has nothing to do whether you take early

    retirement/ your age, etc. The tax rate on which you pay is the same as what you pay on all your other income….

    Whether it is smart to collect early depends on your life span.

    If you know someone with Ruach Hakodesh, you can calculate the best option, so as to maximize your benefits.

    in reply to: vehicles with Hatzala permits not moving during alternate parking #824999

    hadassa
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    I would like to clarify that the streets are cleaned once a week

    (barring a holiday, snow, etc.)so if a Hatzala car isn’t moved on

    alternate days, a good portion of the street isn’t cleaned. A

    neighbor, who is a very active Hatzala member, will UNDERSTANDABLY park his car in an otherwise illegal spot when he returns from a call during the night.

    I am discussing those NON-ACTIVE members whose wives saunter out

    after the street has been cleaned and then go about their shopping, etc.

    While I have tremendous respect for and hakoras hatov to Hatzolah members who actually serve, from the number of inactive

    members on my block alone, I think it’s time for the Hatzala administration to cull from its ranks inactive members whose

    main motive appears to be the benefits such membership accrues.

    in reply to: Does Anyone Else Find This Short Story Disturbing? #840724

    hadassa
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    I used to live in Kensington and found it to be one of the warmest communities! They have a women’s Parsha shiur which is running over 40 years. All newcomers who attend are introduced

    and welcomed.

    Something is missing from this story…

    in reply to: need for mental health facilities in our community #893573

    hadassa
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    Quark2 – I see actual bills and statements from doctors. Until a patient is stabilized and the right combination of medications

    is figured out, the patient has to come quite frequently – often weekly. Psychiatrists DO charge $500 a visit. Often the patient needs to see a therapist, too. This is an additional expense. Believe me, $500 a week is often a low-ball number.

    in reply to: Secular Studies In Mesivta #765282

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    HIE

    Your opinion is rife with grammatical errors!! That is what happens when you lack a proper secular education. ALL of us, male and female should have basic reading, math and communication skills. With these skills we will have many options when determining our means of parnassa. It is not bitul Torah to be able to support one’s family; to be active in the community “l’ztorchei tzibbur” and not come across as an ignoramus. I might also suggest some classes in common courtesy.

    in reply to: Loud and obnoxious neighbors #754423

    hadassa
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    stop paying your rent if you are a tenant. let the landlord take you to court at which time you tell the court that you don’t have

    “quiet enjoyment” to which you are entitled.

    By withholding the rent, you are forcing landlord (which might be

    the upstairs person) to get involved and solve the problem. Otherwise, it will cost financially.

    in reply to: Snow Removal At Your Homes #737772

    hadassa
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    deiyezooger, do you realize that the city is having enough difficulty clearing our streets, especially the side streets. If you waited for them to do your sidewalk, you’d better have a very well-stocked freezer!!!!!!!!!!

    in reply to: Where's The Mentchlichkyt?! #738206

    hadassa
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    I ALWAYS look behind me when going through the door to see if someone is following for whom I can hold it. Unfortunately, “unzer” are very remiss in this courtesy. I notice that African-Americans are the most appreciative when one holds the door, always thanking. They also reciprocate!

    During this winter, when many streets have only narrow paths shoveled, I’ve often moved to the side and waited to let people pass. It is disheartening to see how few people acknowledge this

    consideration with a “thank you.” Fewer still have moved aside for me, an older person.

    in reply to: Chicken Bottom Ideas #735218

    hadassa
    Participant

    HOW ABOUT CHICKEN POT PIE? YOU CAN GOOGLE FOR RECIPES OR TRY MEISNER’S.

    in reply to: Snow Removal At Your Homes #737760

    hadassa
    Participant

    JUST READ THAT SANITATION IS STARTING TO TAKE TICKETING OF HOMEOWNERS WITH UNSHOVELED SIDEWALKS SERIOUSLY. JUST A HEADS-UP FOR THOSE WHO STILL DON’T GET IT!

    in reply to: Snow Removal At Your Homes #737755

    hadassa
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    HOMEOWNER: It is 7:15AM. Have you shoveled yet? I have. Started at

    6:00. Did a path for my neighbor, too.

    in reply to: Tipping a delivery boy – Mandatory or Optional? #920235

    hadassa
    Participant

    there are certain professions where tips are considered part of

    employees’ compensation. Waiters and waitresses, cab drivers, etc.

    are examples of same. Employers pay them less as the tips are considered in the equation. People utilizing their services recognize this and know they are expected to tip. Delivery persons fall into this category too. I know of restaurants that don’t pay their delivery persons ANYTHING. On the contrary, the delivery person has to pay the restaurant UPFRONT the tab for the delivery and then gets to keep what he collects.

    in reply to: Snow Removal At Your Homes #737754

    hadassa
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    Homeowner:

    You were incorrect when you were “confident” that I am not a homeowner. You are probably incorrect when you “suspect” that your sidewalk is cleaner than mine.

    You are also incorrect about real estate taxes going up on January 1. NYC has a fiscal year and taxes are established for years that run from July 1 through June 30. So any rate increases take effect July 1, even if they are applied (retroactively) at a later date.

    in reply to: Snow Removal At Your Homes #737752

    hadassa
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    Homeowner and Yochie:

    I have had the zchus of being a homeowner for over 30 years! And it IS a zchus. And yes, Homeowner and Yochie, I have also been shoveling snow for over 30 years! It comes with the territory – pun

    intended.

    Homeowner, I am not a liberal, but I hope I am progressive in the sense that I try to progress in my middos. Try it sometime; it might grow on you!

    in reply to: Snow Removal At Your Homes #737744

    hadassa
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    Midwest2

    Good suggestion about Yeshiva Bochurim helping out. It should be

    done automatically without needing a formal program. I am in my

    60’s and have helped neighbors, while discouraging others who wanted to help me!!

    Regarding the bigger shoveling job that corner property owners have,

    that is the price you pay for a corner property!! The additional

    intersection is but a small addition to your job.

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