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  • in reply to: School Uniforms or No? #729024

    Imaofthree
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    Yeah, one of my daughters just wore her uniform on Rosh Chodesh.

    in reply to: School Uniforms or No? #729022

    Imaofthree
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    Some high schools that have school uniforms allow the girls to wear their own clothing for Rosh Chodesh (of course there are certain rules for those clothes too!)

    I am all for uniforms because it makes the girls from poorer homes feel the same like everybody else and minimizes competition.

    in reply to: What to do with leftover Challah & bread?? #728073

    Imaofthree
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    Try to buy less bread and challah so you won’t have so much left over. Throw out leftovers. I am not into putting food out for birds cause it attracts all sorts of animals.

    in reply to: Another store question #727463

    Imaofthree
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    Hada, thanks for writing the halacha from the sefer shmiras halashon. been a long time since I learned it and I should review.

    in reply to: Another store question #727452

    Imaofthree
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    I seem to recall learning in my loshon horah sefer that if someone had ALREADY purchased an item, you are not allowed to go up to him and say I saw it for much cheaper in another store. In this case i think the person was trying to advise you in order to save you money (and I for one would have welcomed that advice). You apparently did not want that advice so you could have politely thanked her and then do what you want. I don’t think it was a great thing to go to the store owner and report to him because it made him feel bad and he could possibly find out who that person is.

    From time to time, I give advise to my fellow shoppers, and I ask their advice. especially in a heimish store. We all want to help each other. Prices on food are so expensive I would be very happy to be advised how to save money. Kol Yisrael araivim zeh lezeh.

    in reply to: Pastrami over Rice for Shabbos Dinner Appetizer #727857

    Imaofthree
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    sounds delicious!

    in reply to: What Do You Do During The Blizzard #726914

    Imaofthree
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    snow days are great days to make calls for shidduchim (cause everyone is home). Cleaning, laundry, baking, cooking,and spring cleaning a little early!

    in reply to: What do you say to this??? #726395

    Imaofthree
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    One time I was getting my nails done and a frum chassidish looking fellow came in and wanted facial waxing.

    in reply to: Diets and Dieting-What works for you? #726779

    Imaofthree
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    I guess some people really need the lap band. Nebach I saw an obese and I mean really obese woman on the treadmill at lucille roberts. It was so hard for her to walk and I felt sorry for her. Lap band is so drastic though…friend of mine had it and it didn’t even work for her!

    in reply to: Eating Disorders Developing In Seminary? #1007371

    Imaofthree
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    Mother in Israel, just because you didn’t notice doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. The girls are very clever at keeping it secret. One girl was telling me that she became bulimic in Seminary and nobody knew about it the whole year!

    in reply to: Eating Disorders Developing In Seminary? #1007346

    Imaofthree
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    Why should they over eat when they are in seminary? what causes that?

    in reply to: Eating Disorders Developing In Seminary? #1007336

    Imaofthree
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    I don’t think over eating is an eating disorder…or else most americans would have an eating disorder!

    in reply to: Nail Polish colors #1188528

    Imaofthree
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    I like the french manicure the best…you can wear summer and winter and it looks very natural.

    So funny how mani/pedi’s became such a necessity these days! 🙂

    in reply to: Waiting on line in a grocery? #724057

    Imaofthree
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    Certainly this would be ossur to do in a Non-Jewish store as it would create a chillul Hashem.

    in reply to: Where to go on a date in monsey? #1122649

    Imaofthree
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    Bundle up and go to Bear Mountains!

    in reply to: Top 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Make You Feel Frummer #723398

    Imaofthree
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    I actually found it funny, I loved the one with ATTENTION LADIES, PLEASE USE SIDE ENTRANCE! Maybe I’ll put a sign like that up on my door Purim time!

    I did not appreciate what msseeker wrote. msseeker accused a fellow Jew of looking down on others, making fun of others, denigrating Gedolay Yisroel, having no sense of humor, and has nothing to say. I don’t think writing was a nice thing to do…even though you don’t personally know Erliche Yid it does not give you the right to write lies and loshon horah. And if you look at Erliche Yid he does not name any specific person or group.

    May all of us be zoche to become frummer and be ovday Hashem and increase our Ahavat Yisroel.

    in reply to: allfresh #725096

    Imaofthree
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    Ha, ARC, you should have seen All Fresh twenty years ago,only sold produce, it was tiny, and when they moved to their present location it was bigger with a grocery. Then they expanded and it was wow. so funny when you say it’s small cause I remember what it used to be.

    Their prices are great and if you go early in the morning it’s not crowded, and they have parking on the side too.

    in reply to: Is it permissible for a frum man to wax facial hair? #722384

    Imaofthree
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    Oh, sorry Derech, maybe this is TMI for some folks but I just honestly wanted to know the halacha.

    in reply to: allfresh #725092

    Imaofthree
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    All Fresh is negotiating with this Israeli supermarket, they want to merge together and make one store at the old Pathmark. That is what an employee told me this morning.

    I just recieved a questionare in the mail asking me about my shopping habits, if I fill it out they will bli nedar give five dollars to Tomche Shabbos. Wonder if this is related.

    in reply to: allfresh #725088

    Imaofthree
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    All Fresh is a very nice store with good prices plus they mail you a coupon to use next time you shop (depending how much you spend there). They also deliver and you can call or fax in your order.

    Yes, Pathmark closed and this Israeli store chain is supposed to open. It could very well have an impact on All Fresh if they offer delivery too and good prices. Shoppers Haven and Monsey Kosher Plaza (near amazing savings)may also feel the competition.

    in reply to: Leftover chulent? #915894

    Imaofthree
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    My family won’t eat left over choulent. I feel bad throwing it out so I give it to my cleaning lady for lunch on Mondays, she loves it!

    in reply to: Opening the Car Door for Your Date #721046

    Imaofthree
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    So Right, maybe you should ask a Rov to see what the Rov says about opening the car door for a date.

    in reply to: Can You Say "No" If…. #720089

    Imaofthree
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    You have to do your research with any shidduch. I would look into it even if the boy or girl is from a divorced home and see. Even if someone is from a home where the parents stayed together doesn’t mean they had the best marriage and there were no problems. Look into it.

    in reply to: Tips for getting ready for Shabbos (especially when fridays are short!) #718581

    Imaofthree
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    Try to get up very early Friday morning to accomplish more.

    in reply to: Tzedakah Calls #718331

    Imaofthree
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    I also dislike the autimated robo calls that always come during dinner time 🙁 We have learned to shut off the phone during that time.

    As far as people calling on the phone for money, if I have to say no to them I politely tell them we aren’t able to help them, thank you for calling and then I hang up. Very often they are still trying to get me to give to them but they are trained that as long as they got someone on the phone they should try to still ask for money, or less money, or can we send you an envelope. I feel bad for these people as it is a very hard job, but we can’t afford to give to everyone.

    in reply to: Marrying Out! #718308

    Imaofthree
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    Sometimes OTD people have a hard time finding someone normal to marry that is also off the derech so they give up and date and marry non Jews. Hashem Yishmor!

    in reply to: The Real Fraud: The Shaitel Business #721813

    Imaofthree
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    Why should Jews be embarressed that we pay lots of $$ for our shaitels? What should we wear, horse hair?

    Women who don’t cover their hair spend way more money on coloring, cutting, high lighting, Japenesing, relaxing, etc etc. When I buy a wig it lasts me for a long time, because I try to get something that is good quality.

    Fakairt, I think the Non Jews are very impressed that our wigs look nice and they can’t tell it’s a wig. It’s a kiddush Hashem when frum women dress modestly but nicely.

    in reply to: Eggs In The Chulent #716381

    Imaofthree
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    When my daughter was three she did not like choulent but she used to love choulent eggs so at least she has something warm to eat for shabbos lunch.

    I think they are yummy! I make choulent in the crockpot so I first pour in some water then put in a crock pot liner bag (to help with clean up) then i put at least three eggs in the crock pot liner bag, then the other ingredients.

    in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #718055

    Imaofthree
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    So happy that the couple has been proven innocent and can now show their face in public. Boruch Hashem!

    in reply to: COLD #716038

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    Just getting over a cold and Mucinex D helped me. You need ID to buy it but no prescription. Refuah Shelaimah.

    in reply to: The Maccabeats #834829

    Imaofthree
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    I think it’s alot worse when I hear psukim from the Torah or Davening put to a beaty secular tune. If the Maccabeats would have put psukim or davening to this non Jewish beaty song then I alarm bells would have gone off in my ears. But they didn’t. Wish they would put out more songs (and their shidduch resumes).

    in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717838

    Imaofthree
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    even if the wig was damaged, the judge could probably still read the label that was in the wig and call Georgie with the info.

    in reply to: Kosher Activities For Teenage Girls On Motzei Shabbos #885562

    Imaofthree
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    HUH? Who has time for fun and games anymore, my BY girls are busy with homework and tests! They have school on sunday and the teachers know that they will chas v’shalom be BORED motzei Shabbos, so they give the talmidos more work! Gevald! I’m switching my kids to BY meidel’s school! 😉

    in reply to: The Maccabeats #834818

    Imaofthree
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    Thanks Wolf, I posted it there.

    in reply to: Shaitle Fraud Chillul Hashem Video: Sha'ar haTumah haChamishim #717822

    Imaofthree
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    Any dry cleaning store knows that hair will be damaged in the dry cleaning process. They can’t even do animal fur, and if your coat has a real fur trim they will tell you that the fur CANNOT BE DRY CLEANED. Important to go to a reputable dry cleaning place that knows their business!

    I thought what happened was what poppa bar abba wrote…

    C. An expensive shaitel was sent in and ruined. It was a few years old, and they don’t have the receipt. So they grab the Georgi receipt thinking it’s about the same anyway, or maybe thinking it is the only way to recover anything.- I think something along these lines is what happened.

    That is why she kept quiet when the Judge said her verdict, cause she had no proof of the value of the wig. As far as the damaged wig being a short wig, I think it was a long wig but it was thrown in the machine and any wig would look like a pletzel even if it was very long. And she did indeed buy the wig at Georgie but it was discontinued so that’s why georgie worker said we no longer make the wig.

    will the owner of the dry cleaner now sue because they were hauled to court? wonder how that works.

    in reply to: The Maccabeats #834815

    Imaofthree
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    Oh, thank you for correcting…it was The People’s Court. Does Georgie only sell wigs that she makes herself?

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838607

    Imaofthree
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    TIPS FOR CLEANING SILVER, from Mishpacha magazine:

    Polishes that are meant to be washed off are less abrasive.

    If your silver piece has porous attachments (i.e/ a wooden handle), use a polish that gets buffed dry, not rinsed off.

    Some polishes also provide tarnish protection; check the label.

    To get between fork tines, use a flattened cotton swab.

    Use Cotton gloves while drying; the oily salt natually found on your fingers can cause tarnish.

    Remove wax by placing in the freezer and gently using a fingernail (not a knife) to scrape away what remains, or use a blow drier to soften.

    in reply to: The Maccabeats #834812

    Imaofthree
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    Maccabeats Chanukah song will hopefully compensate for Judge Judy’s clip “frum couple verses Dry Cleaners”, in which a terrible chillul Hashem was made. Dry Cleaner put the wig in the dry cleaning machine by mistake.

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838594

    Imaofthree
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    NEVER place silver in the dishwasher, especially alongside stainless steel. Your silver may turn gray, white or non-reflective.

    Never use abrasive polishes, such as baking soda or toothpaste.

    Never use aluminum foil to do a “magic polish” your silver will tarnish more quickly and over time may become permanently discolored and pitted.

    Never use spray polish or chemical dips. They are hazardous to both you and your silver.

    Never use an all purpose metal cleaner or polish.

    to be continued….

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838593

    Imaofthree
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    Thanks LAer, for correcting my spelling mistakes. I was in a rush copying this from the magazine cause kiddies need supper and Latkes!

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838589

    Imaofthree
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    all POLISHES, not Plishes.

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838588

    Imaofthree
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    The Best Bubby and Smart Cookie, I found the article in the Mishpacha Family First (Nov. 24, 2010) Issue #217. There was a whole page about it so I will write a few things before the kiddies come home.

    All Plishes cause some degree of abrasion;begin with the least abrasive method possible.

    Line the sink with a towel to prevent scratches.

    For light tarnish (a yellowish tinge), a wash and dry in warm water and non lemon scented phosphate free dish detergent may suffice. dry with a soft cotton cloth.

    For BROWN tarnish, use plain venegar, windes with venegar or a liquid nonabrasive, unscented, aloe free hand sanitizer. Dip a cotton ball in the liquid and rub. make sure to rotate the pies often so as not to spread the tarnish or cause scratches. rinse and dry.

    For SERIOUS tarnish, use a commercial polish. Pour hot water over the silver to prvent dust on the silver from scratching. apply a very small amount of liquid polish to a moist cellulose sponge and rub back and forth. rinse the sponge often to prevent scratches. rinse off the polish and dry immediately with a soft cloth. The friction of rubbing helps bring out the shine. to be continued…..

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838584

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    There was an excellent article in either the bina or mishpacha magazine discussing the best way to polish silver. I will have to look at it again but i remember it specifically said NOT to use Toothpaste because anything gritty will harm your silver. I think it also said that it is good to use liquid hand sanitizer to clean and polish silver. If anyone is interested I will go through my magazines and find that article.

    in reply to: Sensitivity at Chanukah Get-Togethers #714322

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    Great post. Reminds me of a woman I know…she was making a wedding and all she could talk about were all the details and excitement, and of course I was happy for her. But it got to be too much after a while, since I am plotzing for my kids to find their beshairt. But I tried to be happy for her and kept on smiling. then the wedding came…the sheva brochos….and then she tells me how sad she is and misses her daughter. I felt like telling her that she should be glad she is married while mine are sitting and waiting, be quiet already. But I kept a stiff upper lip. When my kids get married I will remember how I felt and be more sensitive. (end of rant,sorry!)

    in reply to: letting your child get his/her liscence #1164949

    Imaofthree
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    I think it really depends on the kid, if they obey rules and do not lie and are trust worthy. For girls, by the time they are eighteen many are in Israel for the year in seminary. They come home from that year and have to drive for work or to go to school. Many will have to commute long distances. For this reason I think it is good for a girl to learn how to drive and get lots of experience before she leaves for Israel if she will need to drive when she comes home.

    I am also a big believer in kids taking the driver’s ed class. Teaches them many good pointers and you get off on your insurance. Also keep your Tehillim handy to daven that they drive to and fro safe and sound!

    Sometimes Greying Motherofthree

    in reply to: Not Even A Thank You After All The Chesed I Did For Them?! #711401

    Imaofthree
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    Nice vort. Although it is something to aspire to, we have to also realize that the avos and emahos were on a higher leval than us, Eliezer chose her because of that, in order to be a blue print for klal yisroel. Yes, we should always show hakaras hatov but if someone doesn’t say thank you we shouldn’t feel bad. For example, if you open a door for someone who is pushing a stroller and she forgets to say thank you, you should try not to feel bad about it.

    in reply to: Rabbi YY Rubenstein? #709929

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    He really is an excellent speaker and I enjoy all his books. I think he just came out with a new one, On the Derech.

    in reply to: Am I Wrong About This? #710282

    Imaofthree
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    I don’t think it’s respectful but at least they are not talking and being disruptive.

    in reply to: Gefilta Fish Loaf Help #1106340

    Imaofthree
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    maybe try covering the pot while the fish is simmering?

    in reply to: Recipe For Low Fat Potato Kugel? #708245

    Imaofthree
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    worth a try sacrilege, thanks!

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