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June 28, 2012 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm in reply to: Forgive Me #881300
So far “working harder” is the only one who understands what I was saying.
I wasn’t unsympathetic on purpose.March 13, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm in reply to: Divorced Girls Remarriage Prospects #860331
Interesting observation. My wife had a neighbor that got divorced 5 yrs after getting married and never got remarried. Its been like 13 yrs, scary. He got remarried not long after their divorce.February 16, 2012 1:39 pm at 1:39 pm in reply to: Chasidim that think you don't know yiddish #851713
Some of you change this post into a post about people speaking infront of someone they thought didn’t understand them. That wasn’t the point of the thread.
I noticed the Gerrer Chasisdim and yiddish thing 22 yrs ago when I was in EI.February 15, 2012 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm in reply to: Why is there a Monsey Scoop? #1120919
Don’t give us an eeyin horah. Some of us like “no news”.October 11, 2011 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm in reply to: Can a lady be too tznius? #1020176
“…let your wife wear what is comfortable for her
tznius wise for nothing else but shalom bayis on its own”
I don’t have much of a choice. She more or less said to me, “One more word and I’ll turn the world to ‘tahoo vavahoo'”October 10, 2011 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm in reply to: Can a lady be too tznius? #1020145
That isn’t what I meant since in that case she was actually not being tznius (modest).June 15, 2011 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm in reply to: Chevy Suburban #777710
Believe me, a smaller car isn’t an option. If it was I wouldn’t have asked about a Suburban. It needs to be at least an eight passenger automobile.
Thanks to the others.
If anyone has any other comments I am happy to hear them.June 14, 2011 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm in reply to: Chevy Suburban #777706
OK!!! Forget about my last line just answer the question!!! please 🙂March 23, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm in reply to: I wanna go retro #752161
s2021, personally I wouldn’t refer to them as cute, but OK.March 23, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm in reply to: I wanna go retro #752160
truth be told, why do you ask, do you have one for me?
I think it had the fake wood and certainly had the rear back seat.
BMWs and Ferraris ain’t got nothing on the charm of a 1980s, American station wagon !March 15, 2011 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm in reply to: Which Non-Jewish personality inspires you? #960592
The American poet Edgar Guest. If you read some of his work you will see that he had a lot of “common sense” which he was able to convey in a beautiful way.March 10, 2011 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm in reply to: Why do Chassidishe do this? #748385
HaLeiVi,LOL!March 10, 2011 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm in reply to: Why do Chassidishe do this? #748380
Well, maybe thats the explaination. They always say it to me in english (they think I don’t know yiddish). Perhaps they are just translating (badly) that yiddish phrase into english. However, a “heimishe” coworker of mine from Boro Park, rasied in yiddish, said to me “nothing doing!” ???? ??? ????? can’t mean what you said.February 21, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Chol Hamoed – Staten Island Ferry Question #742870
“If you drive through Jersey, there is a way to pay $2 on the bridges (Because of High Occupancy Vehicle rates).”
Does anyone know “the way”?February 23, 2010 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm in reply to: How could it be that one who picks up an idol acquires it? It's the goy's rshus! #674836
Just wanted to mention that the Medrash Rabbah does refer to Rochel Emainu as a ganef or gazlanit (I don’t recall) based on the posik in chumash.January 28, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm in reply to: Shabbos Throws Me Off Kilter #1104656
“Dont sleep shabbos afternoon”
Arc, easier said than done.
Shabbos cannot be the cause of your problem….Its your diet
BP Totty, I hear you, but I am not sure you are right.
I will try ( bli nedar 🙂 ) to ease off the challah though at BP’s and smartcookies suggestion.November 2, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm in reply to: Ebay & A Lesson In Honesty #667120
thinking jew, I appreciate the comment. However, I wasn’t trying to “toot my own horn”. The credit goes to my friend for setting me straight.September 11, 2009 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm in reply to: NYC News & Talk Radio #658400
Can’t believe I forgot my favorite of them all
880 Sunday Mornings and Legal Holidays – Cameron Swayze!!!September 10, 2009 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm in reply to: NYC News & Talk Radio #658394
striving, yes it provides a little fun diversion on some common ground.
kapusta, that Hoffman show on late every night IMHO has got to be the most boring show on air and I am stunned that they have nothing better to put on.
“Religion on line” sometimes gives me a laugh Sunday mornings on my way to my chavrusa.September 4, 2009 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm in reply to: Attending a Simcha #657472
ames, thanks for understanding my point.September 4, 2009 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm in reply to: Attending a Simcha #657467
Thanks for the offer Mod 80. You can keep it open maybe I’ll be lucky enough to get a reply that is ‘tzim zach’.September 4, 2009 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm in reply to: Attending a Simcha #657464
I wrote above,
“I am interested in your comments on this and things you may have heard about the importance/unimportance of attending anothers simcha.”
I am NOT interest in a mussar schmooze in the details of how/importance of being Dan L’Kaf Zechus or working on my skin thickness and putting my mind at ease. I am interested in what I wrote above, v’ze hoo!!September 4, 2009 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm in reply to: Attending a Simcha #657459
FunnyBunny, I am well aware of being Dan L’Kaf Zechus. However, as I mentioned it is this Rav’s “minhag” to not show up at simchas of many of his mispallalim. One isn’t required to go out on a limb to be Dan L’Kaf Zechus. If it is a normal possabilty that fits with the nature of the person you are being dan them by all means. However, if the person always does a certain action you don’t have to be Dan L’Kaf Zechus.September 4, 2009 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm in reply to: Attending a Simcha #657457
artchill, Sheesh! I said I don’t take it personally so don’t worry about the thickness of my skin. I am questioning whether it is derech eretz or not.
jphone, yes, I can also be ‘dan l’caf zchus’. You also missed my point. In any case, he isn’t that popular a Rav to have 9 simchas in one night and when I spoke to him in person he didn’t mention a word about other commitments.June 29, 2009 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm in reply to: Facing the Sefer Torah During Leining #649356
I wasn’t referring to the one being called up. I meant the kahal listening from their various places in shul.February 11, 2009 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm in reply to: Where is the Gemorah – Chagigah or elsewhere? #636788
Thanks Jay for the answers and the link to the online search.January 29, 2009 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm in reply to: Looking For a Mamar Chazal About Cosmetics #635078
Just me, thats a Gemora in Yoma.January 29, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm in reply to: Looking For a Mamar Chazal About Cosmetics #635077
Since there may be some confussion here I am reposting.
Thanks for your answers to my post a couple months back. I stumbled across what I was looking for. Actually, I was incorrect the Medrash is talking about purfume (maybe it can be stretched to cosemetics).
It is in Medrash Rabba (Breishis,Parsha 17:8) it says as follows (skipping the parts that aren’t relevant):
They asked Rebbi Yehoshua…Why does a women require perfume and a man doesn’t require perfume? He said to them,”Adom is created from earth and earth never decays. And Chava was created from bone. Mashel – If you leave meat for 3 days without salt it starts to putrefy.”
As I was getting at in my first post the Medrash implies that perfume isn’t just an enhancement for women rather it is an intrinsic need like salt for meat.January 29, 2009 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm in reply to: Looking For a Mamar Chazal About Cosmetics #635074
Ok, thank. Funny you were the first to reply. But it’s not a Mahral it’s a Medrash.December 10, 2008 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm in reply to: Looking For a Mamar Chazal About Cosmetics #635037
I didn’t mean that they need it to look appealing to their hubbies. I meant a chazal that seems to imply that they are lacking without it.December 10, 2008 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm in reply to: Yad Vashem- Have you been? #627236
I think there are more productive things to do with once time. Have you ever seen any Gadolim (Like Rav Shach) visit or recommend going?November 20, 2008 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm in reply to: The Readers Write #625641
Thanks to all who replied.
tzippi, she is the oldest child. B”H I think she has a decent self-worth as I mentioned she is the top of her class, dresses well, has good middos and has decent looks. BTW, are you my aunt tzippi?
To the rest of you, two things.
(1)Last night I asked my daughter if she thinks that we are two restrictive with her. She came up with one thing (not the Yated) and even that it depended on what the reason was for restricting her i.e. if it was for safety she is OK with it. If it wasn’t she felt she is being babied.
(2)I hear your points and bli Nedar, I’ll ask my Rov if he agrees with our approach.November 19, 2008 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm in reply to: The Readers Write #625630
Charles R. Darwin wrote : “Al tihyeh tzaddik harbeh…” “Heshy,” don’t push it.
I hear you. B”H she is a good,normal girl top of her class. Its a fine line and I am learning the ropes.
intellegent asked : “Just one question…”
Basically I would say that it boils down to – “What does she need it for?”. She is only 13, why should she think about it at this time of her life and possible start to worry,”maybe I’ll be one of them”.
I mean heck, she is only 6-7 years away from “The parsha”.
Same goes for the other things.November 18, 2008 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm in reply to: The Readers Write #625621
Shindy said “My family thinks the readers write is pretty ridiculous, and don’t take the letters too seriously. Just my opinion.”
I hear you, us too.
Generally we don’t get the Yated. But once in a while I wanna read about current events and I like the way they write about those things given us an overview.
What topics you ask?
There are the letters as one of you mentioned about girls with questions. There are all the shidduchim crisis letters. Money crisis letters. Basically things that a girls her age doesn’t need to be exposed to. They won’t ruin her but she doesn’t need them. Furthermore the opinions in them are not necessarily comming from Torah values.