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First of all, the subject line should probably be changed to Kesser Chaya and not Nefesh Chaya.
And just to confuse things even more….I heard that R’ Miesles is opening it up with Mrs. Solof (I didn’t hear any mention of Mrs. Rosenberg) Oh, and that its going to be a lot of haskafa but for really yeshivish girls. (Like a Pninim for really frum girls)
C’mon people, lets get these rumors going!!! ðŸ™‚
I heard from Reb. Kanievsky a story about a bunch of girls who decided to become more Tznuis and gave up a bunch of not Tznuis stuff. They burnt it all.
In a huge shopping center there was a car filled with explosives that someone noticed and they stopped it from blowing up and a lot of people’s lives were saved.
Reb. Kanievsky heard the stories and said that it was in the zechus of the girls giving up their skirts that the bomb was caught.
Thank you so much! ðŸ™‚
From what I understand, they aren’t jappy! They get girls from all over and anyway, its Baltimore so its kinda hard to be all that jappy out of town. It seems like a very nice group of girls from all over.
They seem to be a great great place – first year and second year!
I know that many people are against seminary. Every time I see it, it makes me sad because there is so much to gain! Ask any girl who had a good year in seminary, and she will most likely tell you that 1) she can’t imagine how she would be if she hadn’t gone 2) she couldn’t have done the same thing at home or in the US. Its an experience like none other.
If you can’t afford it, try all the grants and stuff. And then speak to the seminary. If you are a serious girl who is not gonna waste her year, they might be willing to help you out. There are also academic scholarships and ones depending on what your parents do. Don’t give up so fast on going. And, the harder you work for it, the more you will appreciate it and gain from it.November 29, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm in reply to: Do you still get childish impulses to do silly things? #1060041
I don’t know if I’m allowed to post her cuz I’m just a little past childhood (but I have to pretend to act big cuz I’m hitting that wonderful stage of life). I can’t be serious if I tried! When I go to the Dr. and they call me back and then leave me there, I always want to get on the floor and play with the trucks, or, even better, take all the paper that they have to put on the bed, and unroll it all over the room – I bet they would come faster the next time….I’m not done yet….
I have heard that it is like a smaller Hadar. I think the girls that go there are a little quieter (maybe the word is more aidel) and they want a smaller place of 50 and not 150 like Hadar.
—That was a lot of generalizations all at once
Yeh, I have heard of it. I think that people refer to it as the Maaras Hamachpella bus. You have to make a reservation but I don’t have the number anymore.
I went and really enjoyed it. It goes to Maaras Hamachpela for Shacharis, Kever Rochel for a little bit and (when I went) to the Kevarim of Rus and Yishai – which I thought was really cool! I highly recommend going.
When I asked my Chassidish friends about it, they said that its more about where you can get and being able to get around cuz that can be a lead to not tznius things. I think that before it was a problem of tznuis cuz of the way they cars were but I never looked into that.
About the yogurt – I always put it in front of my mouth and then anything that squirts goes right on in! Kinda gross to do that with OJ tho – I don’t usually have that issue with OJ. I would just hold it away from me. ðŸ™‚ Good Luck!!!!
I know that there are plenty of “in-towners” who are mentchen and that there are out-of-towners that aren’t – its just one of those generalizations that don’t apply to everyone! I think that this is something that we should all be more aware of for ourselves, and that we should teach our children, campers, students, siblings….and the rest of the world if we are in that position. Lets all be polite and well mannered individuals, creating that kind of community and truely be a “light onto the nations”!
I live out of town and I have to say that when I am in an “in-town” community, the things mentioned above drive me crazy. When in a restaurant out of town and I take my tray and put my stuff in the garbage, people look at me like I feel off the earth!!! I think its a lack of basic mentchlichkiet which I think is just Kavod Habriyos – doesn’t matter if you know the cleaning person in the pizza store or Walmart or not, and it also doesn’t matter what color he/she is – he/she is a person and there is no reason he should have to clean up after your laziness!
I think they have this stuff called RID that does exactly that – it gets rid of the lice and nits! When my family went threw it last time, it worked beautifully and the kids were back in school in less than 24 hours. I think we washed the linen and everything was back to normal. That chemical stuff – along with a comb – is great.
From what I understood about accapella during the 3 weeks is that there is a problem with the ones that don’t sound like accapella – anyone who has heard it know what I am talking about.
The acappella the the CCHF uses is what is considered ok. It is clearly just voices and they aren’t heavily computerized.
And like kapusta and Mod-42 said – I am sure that they asked a shaila.
During a meal while I was in seminaryI saw a riot going on and my hostess commented to me that although we may not agree with what they are doing, look at their determination. Look at what they are willing to sacrifice in order to send the message they want to send. They are willing to get throw in to jail, trampled be embarrassed, and even push off their Shabbos meals’ in order to defend what they believe.
When I see that I think- would I be willing to give that up if I saw something going against what I believe and stand for? I’m not sure….
Again, I not stating my opinion on whether or not I agree with it, but would I have that determination?)
This doesn’t mean anything about your house being normal or not but as I read this I was thinking “Did my mother right this?” Then I checked the genders and ages so it didn’t make sense. But, yes, this sounds just like my house.
We all have somewhere to get or something to do in order to bring Moshiach one step closer. Moshaich can come any day – we have to keep trying to become better people. It is really possible for Tisha Bav to be a Yom Tov this year – we have to work hard and deserve it.
Ask them why they do it. Why does anyone do any aviara?
I used to sit in class and wonder how people could act the way they did – when your MO teacher is telling you “Derech Erets Kadma Latorah” – you know you are in trouble! I have gotten so many speeches in my life on that……I could really give them already!
If you understand hebrew seforim – R’ Shimshon Pincus wrote a sefer called Sheearim Bitefila – it is only in Hebrew tho.
In english, there are the Praying with Fire books (kavana), R’ Shwob on Prayer and the Pathway to Prayer (translation).
There are lotsa Shiurim – check out TorahAnytime.com – on there I have recently seen a few by Chevy Garfinkel (one is called The Indestructible Soul and it was really good! but thats the only one I listened to so far.
All the books and sites everyone else said are also really good!
What do you call a grandmother mouse?
A Bubbe Maise!
happym19 asked about the BASIC halachos and now everyone is talking chumros – did the question get answered?
(This next part is just my own two cents – take it or leave it but don’t fight about it please!)
I’d hate to kill a good fight – but do we have to fight about Oz Vihadar Levusha? If someone is up to that – go ahead and follow what he says. If not, don’t and follow a different sefer or Rav. But don’t bash it cuz I think that is considered L”H. Could we please stop this conversation – (or at least move it to a new thread.)
And I know that we have this coming out of our ears but less than a week after the murder of Leiby A”H with everyone not sure what to do with themselves – are we still going to fight about Ruchinyos?!??! If someone wants to grow and become better, let them! It is one step closer to Moshiach coming!!! I really don’t think that Hashem is going to not bring Moshiach because people are following what it says in a sefer with Hilchos Tznius – Moshiach might be stopped if people say and write L”H.
The very basic halacha – knees, collorbone and neckline must be covered at all times, in all position (ppl, be normal with this and you know what I mean!!!)
I don’t remember if tightness is specified straight out but I would say that if painting your skin would cover it the same way – its too tight. There is a whole lot more until it is not tight, but you asked for basic halacha.
She is living in Bietar now….I’ll see if I can find out her maiden name.
If anyone has any questions about it, I might be able to answer them – Mrs. Ullman taught me as well as many of the teachers who will be teaching the school. I think it will be an amazing place and I wish I could go (except I’m too old :()
yepyep – very nicely said. Thank you!June 20, 2011 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm in reply to: Yet another tznius issue (but probably not a crisis) #778312
I agree with haifagirl and I think it is called a sensitivity. SO, not everyone is holding by that but it is definitely something that some, if not many, people are holding by. Making fun only shows one’s own insecurity. Is there really anything wrong with someone having different sensitivities than you? and yes, there are bigger issues in the world, but we also have to live our lives. Should we not be concerned about which store has cheaper food because we should just be happy we have it. After all, there are people in Africa who don’t….
As a kid, I used to read and reread every single comment and analyze them. I don’t think my parents did. I found that the teachers all used the same lines…:) Remember that the students read the comments also – even if they aren’t supposed to.
I understand where you are coming from and coming from a large family I understand. But, being a teenager who has been exposed to the daycamp world, the counslers really rely on those tips and it is just not fair not to tip them. The whole question of whether or not they should exist is a different question but considering that they do exist-please, for the counsler/jc’s etc. sake, it really makes a difference when you tip.
Also, when you add in a note-even just a thank you for such a great summer-it makes the tip so much more meaningful and I’ve seen the diffference! It makes the recipient of the tip feel so much more accomplished after working with 20 annoying kids all summer (im not implying that all kids are annoying but rather that a lot of them can get whiny throughout a day at daycamp! Just imagine 20 of your kid the way he or she behaves when he/she is cranky! )August 17, 2009 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm in reply to: Budget Crisis! Bais Yaakov of Boro Park Cannot Open Yet This Year #657892
ambush- I think it was R’ Frand that said that. The community began an initiative to give a certain percentage of the tzedaka they give to the yeshivos.
I think that everyone is very proud of their yichus because its something that they just ‘got’ and you can brag about it all you want cuz it can’t be taken away from you! So, you can be proud of it (I don’t get why tho-cuz you were born into a great family? you still havta make yourself and I think that is probably harder if you have yichus because you have people that you havta measure up to!) but not feel like its an ayin hara!
I understand where the big deal is if your father/grandfather/uncle/great uncle…or people that you acutally knew and grew up with are gedolim but when people go on and on about how their great great great great uncle…i think that that it is meaningless unless that person has gone on to emulate or follow what that person stood for-otherwise, its just soemthing to talk and brag about!
But what do you want the girls to do until they turn 20? They shouldn’t teach because they are inexperienced and we would Chas Vishalom want them to go to college! So what should they do???