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  • in reply to: Song Lyrics #1155182

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    This isn’t totally related to this topic but since my question has to do with music I decided to write here.

    Anyone know where I can find the ani maamin that the tzaddikim (all jews during that time)sang by the Holocaust? It’s a song that gives me incredible strength and I want to start humming it to myself again…

    Thanks in advance!

    in reply to: products of germany??? #867235

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    I haven’t read all the posts here so I apologize in advance if I am repeating what others have said.

    I know a Holocaust survivor of the camps who SPECIFICALLY buys German products just to “prove” that he and many other Jews did make it out so the Germans wanting to kill all the Jews did not work. I think this is an interesting way of looking at it.

    in reply to: Does Roach Rabbi or Riddex work? #994395

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    Print out the picture from online. The plug ins did not really work for the roaches but we do still have them plugged in. We had to call an exterminator which finally got rid of them. In addition to fumigating, he also gave us these roach traps that did actually catch a few roaches. I don’t have the name in front of me but when I have a minute to find out, I will.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Are you a Ka'eylah Jew? #1203214

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    I have a real question and don’t mean to be making fun of anyone’s post by asking the q.

    In mid of chazaras hashatz if there is not allowed to be talking, is there allowed to be singing? I daven in a shul where there is gorgeous singing, where all the men get very into it. Is this not allowed to be done?

    Please don’t tell me to go look it up because I am female and would likely not understand a word I am reading.

    in reply to: Purell on pesach #866720

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    This year according to the Rabbi Blumenkrantz book Purell is NOT kosher for Pesach. I think I saw some off brands (don’t remember which ones though) that are ok.

    in reply to: looking for comfortable yet stylish shoes #865456

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    shlump- not all the shoes there are but my sis (who is definitely VERY VERY) stylish got a pair of shoes of that brand. It’s the typa store you gotta get lucky by but if someone is desperate then in my opinion it’s worth a look.

    Could be wrong though…

    in reply to: looking for comfortable yet stylish shoes #865453

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    Try going online to Aersoles- (not sure if there is an S at the end or if I even spelled it right). I hear they have very comfortable shoes and stylish at the same time.

    Hope you search isn’t too stressful!

    in reply to: Eating Disorders Co Mordbid with Anxiety Disorders #853439

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    I feel kind of stupid for asking this but I’ll go ahead anyway.

    As a survivor/sufferer (being that a person never really gets over an eating disorder, it is never really gone because the symptoms can creep up from one day to the next like it does with me often), I’d like to add to this conversation but I honestly can’t understand the question. OP, do you mind rephrasing so I can understand it a little better please?

    Thanks in advance!

    in reply to: Mental disorder misdiagnosis affecting friends, shidduchim and status. #976946

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    I was not diagnosed til my early 20’s. I’m thinking back to my elementary and highschool years and wondering how much better they would have been had I know what was wrong with me. I would have been on medidcine, I would have been in the right kind of therapy and (omg, whoaaa this is like crazy uneard of) I would have been hospitalized during those times that I very desperately needed to be. I am totally not blaming my parents or my Drs. Actually it is my fault. I refused to go onto meds, refused to see a psychiatrist or a/t but I do know if I was forced into the hospital with no choice in the long run I would have appreciated it!

    in reply to: Copying Music #838989

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    cb1- my rav (a well known posek) said that I can make copies of music providing that I wasn’t planning on buying the cd in the first place. For ex: let’s say I decided that I want to copy the latest Hasc cd and I know I would not buy it otherwise then I am allowed to copy it. I think he told me that the reasoning is that the cd owner (don’t know what they’re called, whoever the $ from the cd goes to)will not be losing money from me since I wasn’t planning on buying the cd anyway.

    in reply to: Popa Is Retarded. By, Popa #1200458

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    Daas- could be you’re right. I just assumed it was this one since it seemed like he was getting dumped on in this thread.

    I guess I shouldn’t assume anything anymore:)

    in reply to: Popa Is Retarded. By, Popa #1200454

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    Popa, I hope you saw my apology in your other thread (the one asking the mods to close this thread). If not, please take a ride over there and look at it.

    I really mean every single word I have said!!!

    in reply to: I decided the crazy thread was offensive #838670

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    Popa, I’m sorry it came to this. I guess I should not have commented in the last thread about my pet peeve. I did not mean for it to turn into a whole screaming match or a/t like that. I was honestly just stating that it was a pet peeve of mine. I hope you can mochel me for causing you to be yelled at and bad mouthed by others!

    in reply to: Popa Is Retarded. By, Popa #1200425

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    Pet peeve of mine- can we please use another adjective over ‘retarded’. It bothers me when this word is just thrown around.

    in reply to: What do you think of seminaries? #838572

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    I agree with The Goq but I will still answer the op’s question.

    I would think of checking into Michlala or Darchei Bina.

    Gluck!

    in reply to: All the constant CR unpleasentness #835615

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    I don’t think everything needs to be blamed on the mods/administration. I’m pretty sure there was some help (or more than just some) from the posters here as well.

    Before we accuse others, let’s look at ourselves and make sure we haven’t involved ourselves in the things that seem to be bothering others.

    My personal opinion, no one has to agree with me.

    in reply to: Lap Band Surgery #835460

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    Someone in my neighborhood did it and got deathly ill from all of the complications. She was in the hospital for almost a year. She went into organ failure and was in a coma for a really long time. We did not think she was going to make it and it was terrifying!!

    B”H she did make it but looks (sorry to say) horrible. She looks sickly and like she aged many many years.

    I haven’t done it so I can’t give personal opinions but this is what I know that someone in my neighborhood did experience.

    Either way, hatzlacha with whatever your decision is and I hope either way it turns out well!

    Btw- just found out a girl I know who is 21 did it!! She was always a little over weight but definitely not 100lbs over weight and she always looked put together. I guess I should just say in this situation- “to each his own”.

    in reply to: Lice prevention tips wanted #835585

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    If it’s a girl tell her not to share hair objects with her friends (shouldn’t be done on a regular basis anyway) and her coat should not be hung up near the other ones because lice do jump.

    Her hair should not be worn down like in a headband or something, definitely in a ponytail.

    I’ve also heard that Pantene shampoo prevents lice. I know when I was in seminary, I made sure to use it every other night and b”H never got lice or nits. Don’t know if this is the reason why but it might be worth a try, for your sake that is.

    Good luck!!!

    in reply to: Describe Yeshiva Education on Resume #835004

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    I would just say something about having a private school eduaction… Unless you have to go in2 detail in which case I don’t have any answers for u.

    Good luck though!!

    in reply to: How much To Tip? #835185

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    Would you tip the crossing guard by the school that you work in? She is amazing, very friendly and great with the kids. Do I tip or by her a gift instead?

    in reply to: posts need to be posted quicker! #834534

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    I have one word to say… PATIENCE!!!!

    in reply to: Girls wearing boys cloths? #834231

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    I’m curious what some would say about a women wearing mens undershirts- like the ribbed ones- that are called ‘wifebeaters’?

    I wear them if I am wearing a white kiki riki (which is see through) so I can be more tznius. I like wearing them over just another regular shell underneath because these are very lightweight and are sleeveless so I don’t feel like I am wearing 2 shirts.

    in reply to: Do Religious Jews Suffer In The American Justice System? (Article) #834399

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    Also the fact that one of the people in the article has changed and is now leading minyanim etc doesn’t mean much to me. Afterall, their are many Catholics in jail who do the same thing and come out of jail and go back to doing what they did previously.

    On another note. I know someone personally, he was a Dr. His colleague got him to sign some papers that were illegal. The colleague ran off to Israel and left this Dr to deal with the brunt of the court case… He was in jail for 4 years. B”H he is out now and got his license back but it was a difficult 4 years for him and his family yet he admits that he should have read the papers before signing them.

    in reply to: what happens when a shadchan doesnt cooperate properly? #834071

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    Broker- I would not “throw the towel in”. For all you know SHE thinks that it isn’t a good shidduch but many times it happens when one shadchan thinks that the guy and girl are totally not compatible and another shadchan thinks of the shidduch and voila- 3 months later they’re engaged. I advise you to forget about this shadchan regarding this particular shadchan and if the girl and family are really intriguing to you then ask another shadchan to redt the shidduch.

    in reply to: My friend, the shadchan, and his issue(s) #834049

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    Nope, I agree with him. If someone has been dating a guy/girl for a while (7 or 8 dates) and has already “gotten rid” of the shadchan then it is the one who is deciding to break it off responsibility to do the speaking to the other party. I think it is a cop-out for them to ask the shadchan to do it.

    In this situation they had been skyping for 2 or 3 months. That is considered a long term relationship already, whether they have met or not. Imho, he should stop being a coward and do the calling himself.

    Could be I’m wrong about this though.

    in reply to: What's the Idea with College? #835501

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    sam2- there is a bus between Stern and YU so while they might not encourage mingling, they are enabling them to do it.

    Personally, I’m not a big fan of Stern because I’ve heard that their are a lot of things that happen in the background with the girls. I’m sure this happens in most places but I’ve specifically heard it in reference to Stern girls. (Btw- I have a family member who is a major major person in the Stern/YU administration so I’m not saying it without knowing nothing about the school.)

    in reply to: To open or not to open (the door on a date) #835240

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    Half-

    “By not doing it you are either too casual with girls=more modern type. Or simply too shy or timid to do it.”

    I disagree with this comment. It could be that the guy is acting casual because this is his way of making himself not as nervous or seem not as nervous. It doesn’t mean he’s too casual with girls. Besides for the fact a guy can feel more comfortable around girls (and can be thought of as casual) because he has many sisters and knows of their ins and outs.

    in reply to: Dinner Ideas #835046

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    realisraeli- here’s a suggestion if things get stuck to the bottom of the pot/pan. Spray the bottom with Pam (don’t be too stingy with it) and it works amazingly! We do this whenever we make anything that is somewhat sticky. We also spray it on the bottom of our cholent crockpot so nothing sticks to the bottom either. It is so easy to clean after shabbos because of the Pam!!

    in reply to: DESPERATELY SEEKING INFO ON MA IN ED #829705

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    For some reason I had to read your title twice. I read it as MA (mother) in ED (eating disorder). I am not trying to criticize at all, maybe it is just my problem but it might help in the future to write out Masters in ED or something to that affect.

    Like I said, it could just be that it was me who didn’t understand it at first glance.

    Gluck with your masters though!

    in reply to: Activity: Questions to ask! #830807

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    If you were stranded on an Island with only 3 things. What 3 things will you want to have with you. Many might say a siddur or tehillim but honestly if you get past that people will have really funny answers!!

    in reply to: grand jury duty #830938

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    skiaddtict- funny, I’ve heard the opposite. I’ve heard rabbanim say that we SHOULD be on the jury and vote for acquittal if the person is a frum jew.

    But I guess some rabbanim say different things than others. I’m just curious which rabbanim say what you said? Also, what is their reason for saying not to be on a jury?

    Yenting- 2 things.

    1. I think sending a letter from the school might do it. I got jury duty right after I came out of the hospital a couple of years ago. I knew I was emotionally ready to do something like that so I had my Dr right me up a letter and I sent it to them and everything was fine, didn’t have to go.

    2. In my opinion, I would not use religion as an “excuse” because their are many religious Jews that do go to jury duty so I’m not sure they’d take that as a good enough excuse.

    Good luck though!!

    in reply to: Virus Alert – Fake U.S.Postal Service Email #829269

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    soliek- I like your comment!

    in reply to: Why do ONLY seminary girls get to learn navi? #858968

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    Ummm, in my highschool we learned navi every single year. It wasn’t only my seminary years that I learned it. It happens to be I was very prepared for seminary since I did learn it already but there were many more medrashim that we learned that hadn’t been discussed in highschool.


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    I thought (but could totally be wrong about this) that it was once mentioned that a poster is allowed to have 2 screen names if one is to post “sensitive” stuff and they do not wish for others to find out who they are etc.

    Note- just because I am saying this, it does not mean that I have 2 screen names. I do NOT!!! And don’t plan on making a new one anytime in the near future.

    in reply to: anyone else been to OWS #827307

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    Ummmm, none of them looking for govt handouts? If this is true, why don’t they go and FIND or even LOOK for work?!?! Until they do that, I have 0 and I mean 0 pity on all of them!! (and this is very very not my type. I feel bad for almost anyone which is not a good thing either!)

    As for the Ron Paul thing, of course they like Ron Paul the best. He is the most liberal of the Republicans. He barely can be called a Republican.

    Uch, I can’t believe someone would honestly waste their time and go down and speak with those people who are just making a mess of other peoples businesses. Oh, and they are SMALL businesses, nothing corporate about them. (all those businesses in Lower Manhattan that have said they have approximately lost over $400,000)

    in reply to: vehicles with Hatzala permits not moving during alternate parking #825017

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    I’m just wondering… do you REALLY care if your street gets cleaned? I think personally we should worry about taking care of our houses and the grass and garbage in front of them (not saying everyone has this but def many and that is only if you have grass in front lol) then worry about the streets getting cleaned. Besides for the fact, do they really clean the street those trucks?

    in reply to: Surgically created blue eyes and shidduchim #1088425

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    oomis, why do I feel like I haven’t seen you around here recently?

    If you have been around and I’ve just missed your post, I’m regretful (there always so insightful!)If you haven’t been here for a while and just peeked in then welcome back!

    in reply to: whats the deal with the sikkrikim #833342

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    Don’t know if it was the sikkrikim that did this but when I was in seminary a couple of years ago, girls would come back from meah shearim after having their clothing bleached. They were bleached because apparently they weren’t dressed tniuzsdkily, except I know they were. Whoever it was (sikrikim or not) did not like the invasion into “their” territory.

    in reply to: What's Your Pet Peeve? #982839

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    oomis, I actually liked that about him. Showed he was human too. I think it’s better than Obama thinking that we have 57 states in the US.

    “Barack Obama saying he has campaigned (or plans to campaign) in ‘all 57 states,’ and claims there are exactly fifty-seven ISLAMIC states in the world.”

    Does that not worry you even a little? He is supposed to be running our country!

    in reply to: What's Your Pet Peeve? #982836

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    Don’t know if these were said but I go really crazy when people say the word “anywayS”. AnywayS is not a word. ANYWAY is a word though. (if you don’t blieve me look it up in the dictionary)

    Another pet-peeve is when people say the word ax instead of ask. It drives me crazy too. I know I just have to learn to be more tolerating of all the people around me.

    in reply to: My $21000 sacrifice to get my daughter out of her misery #822135

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    I know that my highschool would always send one of the 12th grade mechanchot yearly to Israel so they could check out each and every sem b4 just sending their students to some random seminary.

    Also, at this point since they are doing many many years of this, they know the hanhala from the seminaries quite well and are able to understand what the seminaries are really about. I think this was a huge plus for many of us getting ready for seminary.

    in reply to: Nasi Project has a new approach, I hear. Is this a nasty rumor? #823922

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    I have a question that might have been addressed already but maybe I missed the response to it.

    Does this $ include the shadchanus that might come of an engaged couple? Or then the chosson and kallah have to go pay a couple of thousand after forking out anywhere from 5000-13000?

    in reply to: "Do You Talk To Yourself?" #822358

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    bein- I do it sometimes, like just mumble to myself. Like if someone at home does something that I don’t like, I’ll mumble under my breathe. When speaking with my therapist recently, it happened to come up in convo. I told her that I thought it was so normal and that everyone does it but she said it is not. She said it can show something like a person doesn’t feel like they can talk to their family members (if it is a situation at home where u r talking to yourself). Or that in the family environment, it is not common for the family to discuss numerous things that come up.

    I actually thought this was very interesting. I am totally not saying this is your problem at all, just saying that this is a discussion I had recently.

    in reply to: Kiruv Question #819941

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    cinderalla, I haven’t read many of the comments here but I’m just wondering something… don’t you think that the kiruv organization would have done their research and ‘background checks’ to vet out the ones that aren’t even Jewish? It could be I’m wrong but I feel like most organizations would do that because they are not allowed to be teaching non- Jews about becoming Jewish etc. Could be wrong about this though:)

    I wish you lots of luck with this issue though. It could get kind of sticky. You might want to contact Ohel anonymously and run the issue (neglect and stuff) by them and see what they say and how to go about it. I think they have an ad on the top of this site.

    in reply to: Jonathan Pollard #912884

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    mos yumos, even if Pollard is granted clemency he is not going to leave jail of his own free will. What he wants is an apology from America and he is not going to get one. So until he gets it, he is staying put. This I heard from someone who is very close to the Pollard family. I am not making it up!

    in reply to: Boredom During Class #822404

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    bekitzur- I totally hear that. I’m sorry for saying what I said. I misunderstood your words. I should have asked you to verify or to explain what you meant by what you said, before saying what I did.

    I apologize!

    in reply to: Video from China #818748

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    I heard something so sad. People were asked why it might be that no1 stopped to help and they said they are scared of a law suit being brought against them. It seems that this has happened many times there. Someone tries to be a good Samaritan and in return is dumped with a lawsuit. This scared me. This is what our world is coming to. People are afraid to do good and help others because they are afraid of the repercussions.

    in reply to: I (finally) found something new york city dwellers DON'T have…. #818291

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    @toi- I take offense to your post. “time, derech eretz, parking…i could go on and on.”

    Derech eretz? Honestly, how can you generalize and say that people in NY don’t have that?

    Wow, I don’t even think I’m going to continue saying what I was going to because it probably won’t be worth it but just know the derech eretz that goes on in NY (and around the world) is astonishing. Yes, we don’t nec see it all but I know I see it a lot and it makes me proud of being a Jew and NYer;)

    in reply to: Boredom During Class #822400

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    @middlepath- you are probably right about that. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

    @bekitzur- I’m sorry for misunderstanding what you wrote, I hope you didn’t take offense by anything I said! I apologize if you did!!!

    in reply to: Boredom During Class #822396

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    @bekitzur

    I am finding it amusing that you say “English too, but that’s not important”. Is this just your outlook on the English subjects or is it the typical Bais Yaakov outlook?

    I went to a Bais Yaakov my entire life but I guess you can say it wasn’t the most “typical” Bais Yaakov. I do know that English was very important in my school. Taking the sat’s was important, going to college was important (they did push Touro though). I just find it amusing that people really think that the English subjects are nothing and are a waste of time.

    Bekitzur- don’t worry. I’m not saying that is the way you think of it, I’m just generalizing that many do think English classes are pointless.

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