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  • in reply to: Smartphones #1844719
    kingdavid
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    At this time it’s probably “smarter” not to get a smart phone.
    Much info out there is wrong anyway and we need to rely on Hashem and do as much things as we can to have more zechusim.

    in reply to: Help! Husband OTD #1844402
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Is this internet nisyonos related? If yes, please reach out to GYE (GuardYourEyes)

    in reply to: Virtual chavrusas? #1842495
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Try chavrusamatch.com or torahmates.org

    in reply to: 12 steps #1800456
    kingdavid
    Participant

    The 12 steps were not designed to replace religion and of course, a Jew is always expected to fulfill all requirements in Halacha. For example, although the mitzvah of teshuva is supposed to be done in a very specific manner as defined in halacha, this still does not make step seven “wrong” in any way by not requiring amendments to be done in this manner-one is not exclusive of the other. Similarly, if our Torah requires daily Torah study, this still does not make the 12 steps wrong by not requiring it as one of the 12 steps. Don’t forget-only Jews are required to observe Halacha, while non-Jews are expected to observe only the 7 mitzvos of Bnei Noach. There is no reason why the 12 step program should require Torah study. In fact, if they did require Torah study, it would be a problem in Halacha!
    Here’s the bottom line: If the AA founders told people to abandon their religions of origin and exclusively
    observe the 12 steps, the critics would have a point-but the exact opposite is true. The AA literature exhorts its members to still observe their religion of origin & consult with their Rabbis.

    in reply to: Do we KNOW there is a “shidduch crisis”? #1717100
    kingdavid
    Participant

    There’s no such thing as a shidduch crisis. Know how I know? Because we believe in something called hashgacha pratis. It’s one of the key components of emunah. It means that Hashem has a unique, very individualized plan for every member of Klal Yisrael, and He watches over each person and orchestrates events so that His plan will unfold for that person exactly as He intended, at the time He intended. That means that nothing and no one can stop Hashem from doing exactly as He plans for each person. That means that no human on earth can tell you the path your life will take.

    in reply to: How much did you pay for your hand shmura matza? #1715563
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Amazon Price: $25.99 per pound. But it has bad reviews: “baked in the Ukraine – came broken into tiny pieces”

    in reply to: Changing Shuls — justification needed? #1370624
    kingdavid
    Participant

    I once sent a letter to Rav Chaim Kanievsky asking about changing to a shul where I can daven better but the original shul I davened by might be upset and it can create machlokes.

    He Replied:
    ” It’s definitely important to daven in a shul where you fell you’ll daven better, but it needs to be thought through very carefully if it pays to create machlokes becuase of this”

    in reply to: Why is hashem punishing the Caribbean islands? #1367776
    kingdavid
    Participant

    הוא שכתוב בתורה והלכתם עמי בקרי והלכתי גם אני עמכם בחמת קרי, כלומר כשאביא צרה כדי שתשובו אם תאמרו שהיא קרי אוסיף לכם חמת אותו קרי

    in reply to: Why is hashem punishing the Caribbean islands? #1366818
    kingdavid
    Participant

    So the time of year, and the strength and multiples are mere coincidence?

    in reply to: Yemois (Ha)moshiach ? #1361307
    kingdavid
    Participant

    People have been predicting moshiach’s arrival for centuries but nobody knows. Maybe they want it to happen so much that they make silly calculations about it and convince themselves that its true. Some people become so absorbed in these calculations and moshiachs arrival date, they dont live like they should. We should not focus on these things. Live a good life, helping people and doing the right thing. It is very possible that moshiach will come very soon but its also very possible that he will not.

    in reply to: Parent of OTD child #1322012
    kingdavid
    Participant

    There is an amazing insight in “Ohev Yisroel” this week. He explains that the ONLY way to protect small children who do not have yet enough of their own abilities for protection is when the parents do mitzvos with kedusha, it creates a holy angel that protects the children.. so we do have some control on our children’s decisions by doing the right things ourselves

    in reply to: Do computer mice like peanut butter? #1224809
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Some researchers believe that tryptophan can have a positive effect on stress because this amino acid helps your brain produce feel-good chemicals. … You will find tryptophan in a variety of foods: turkey, chicken, bananas, milk, oats, cheese, soy, nuts, peanut butter, and sesame seeds.

    in reply to: Do computer mice like peanut butter? #1224806
    kingdavid
    Participant

    It’s a good idea to eat some peanut butter on Purim too. There is a study about peanut butter helping some people feel a little better during their depression

    in reply to: Do computer mice like peanut butter? #1224804
    kingdavid
    Participant

    try:

    Peanut Butter PC

    Forget about sandwiches stuck in your VCR or crayons melting in your car… Today’s children have access to the center of your digital life. Just think of all the work and memories you have socked away on your computer’s hard drive. Now picture your kids (and their friends) playing bongo on the keyboard, or summarily executing your Word files with the swoop of a mouse. It’s not just possible… it’s probable.

    Peanut Butter PC works to protect your electronic valuables by creating a fun and friendly desktop environment. One which provides access to only the programs and websites you choose. Best of all, your kids can’t break out of their desktop. Peanut Butter PC works from Startup to Shutdown providing the perfect learning environment while giving you peace of mind. And when you need to take control back, just enter a special key combination, and your back in Windows (with your files just as you left them).

    in reply to: Purim versus Yom HakiPurim #1222595
    kingdavid
    Participant

    it’s actually a “Tekunei Zohar” which compares the two.

    I heard one interesting point about this, the name PURIM mean “casted lots”

    On yom kipur there were the casted lots of the 2 goats…

    in reply to: Purim weather #1222669
    kingdavid
    Participant

    UPDATED PURIM WEATHER FOR NYC:

    Partly cloudy. High 32F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

    in reply to: Purim weather #1222668
    kingdavid
    Participant

    NYC weather

    in reply to: Purim weather #1222666
    kingdavid
    Participant

    This year the Purim weather will also be quite interesting to start watching.

    We have one day 75F then drops to 35F …

    So far, this is the forecast for Purim “Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 56F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.”

    in reply to: Closing online business for Shabbos #1198522
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Rav Wolfson said: A yid that believes that hashem can give him Parnassah is 6 days , does not need to have his online business running for 7 days…

    in reply to: Closing online business for Shabbos #1198505
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Maybe the CR should have a Rabbi on staff, or some volunteer rabbis to answer questions in halacha…

    in reply to: Purim weather #1222661
    kingdavid
    Participant

    how does that explain why Sunday might still be 3 inches of snow?

    in reply to: What is your salary? #981742
    kingdavid
    Participant

    do you work for the IRS?

    in reply to: Aahhhh! Nachas Stories #972414
    kingdavid
    Participant

    I asked my 3 year daughter, “what did hashem put all around Har-Sinai?” she replied “STICKERS!”

    (she made for arts-n-crafts the ‘har sinai’ and decorated it with flower shape stickers.)

    in reply to: Prove G-d in One Sentence #959589
    kingdavid
    Participant

    ??? ??? ?????

    in reply to: Shabbos Hagodol ''Drosha'' #939531
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Some hold that on Shabbos teshuvah you should not say any mussar, because we don’t want to say bad things about yidden in those days, so they say the mussar by the shabbos hagadol drasha

    in reply to: Happiness #938074
    kingdavid
    Participant

    1) Emunah. Believe that hashem runs the show and everything he does is good for us.

    2) Know that when we have happiness, we have hashem with us and when we are depressed hashem leaves us

    THE CITY OF HAPPINESS IS IN THE STATE OF MIND

    in reply to: Rabonim Crusade Against Sushi #938598
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Just in case you don’t know the history of sushi… In 1966, a man named Noritoshi Kanai and his Jewish business partner, Harry Wolff, opened Kawafuku Restaurant in Little Tokyo. Kawafuku was the first to offer traditional sushi to Americans.

    Some people say that gefilte fish is the Jewish sushi, or Japanese sushi is just a version of gefilte fish.

    in reply to: Everything is great, but I'm not sure if there is chemistry! #953678
    kingdavid
    Participant
    in reply to: How do you actually forgive someone? #917544
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Time will heal the pain.

    But remember that it was not that person that did it. It was Hashem that sent him as a messenger.. that should help the healing process.

    in reply to: Shame on Israel for bowing to pressure #908595
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Whatever Israel does here , they lose.

    For every so called Hamas leader they kill , 10 new leaders arise.

    Hamas has full backing from Iran and the whole Muslim world, and ALL other countries at that!

    The world hates us and they always will.

    in reply to: Coincidence or Not? #902048
    kingdavid
    Participant

    There is no such thing as coincidence. The answer is it’s because of many things but that can be a factor too. Hashem takes cares of many issues at same time.

    in reply to: How should one protest against shmoozers during davening? #901842
    kingdavid
    Participant

    REPLY TO

    “I learned somewhere that davening very loud makes one m’k’tanei ha’amana. As if HKB”H can’t hear unless he yells.”

    THAT ONLY APPLIES TO SHEMONEH ESREI

    in reply to: The Danger of Iran and Islam #898289
    kingdavid
    Participant

    there are a few medrashim that islam will rule before moshiach comes, and that iran will distroy part of the world…

    in reply to: What's the going rate for a lulav and esrog in NY? #897912
    kingdavid
    Participant

    someone asked me what is the esrog really worth…

    I replied, whatever you pay for it, that becomes the value of it (the mitzvah is worth more if you pay more for it – so paying $5 a set the last minute is not recommended)

    in reply to: Getting kids to behave at Shabbos Meal #903454
    kingdavid
    Participant

    The kids are ages: 14, 12, 11, 9, 8, 6, 4, 2 … so it’s complicated to have one structure for all…

    I agree to popa_bar_abba to a certain extent that we need to let them go their way when it’s boring for them, but when they ARE at the table (and cry/fight/scream etc) that’s when we need some ideas…

    in reply to: Why are pple voting for Obama #896319
    kingdavid
    Participant

    (1) He has a nice voice (very important when all you do is talk);

    (2) He’s likeable (unless you are in the crosshairs of one of his drone attacks);

    (3) He’ll tax the rich and make those selfish people pay their fair share (until he runs out of other people’s money)

    (4) He needs four more years to…put it all together (because he messed up so badly during the first four years–during his practice round as President).

    in reply to: I just got my Licence #896134
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Driving is like constantly taking an exam. You may feel like the teacher isn’t looking and cheat a little, but she sees you, and you get an F. Like the teacher, someone is always watching. Your name is attached to your driver’s license — and with all the monitoring devices on the road, you can only imagine bending the rules leads to something a little worse than detention.

    in reply to: Why get married? #892245
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Besides the mitzvah of “to be fruitful and multiply” it is also a chesed that hashem did with the person that he gave him a spouse so he can realize his faults and correct them. Hashem called it “lo tov heyos headam levado… eizer kenegdo”

    in reply to: Post Nine Days Laundry #888873
    kingdavid
    Participant

    if you would be able to see all the laundry you’ll be doing in your lifetime, you would never start!

    in reply to: Shabbos or Weekday clothes to the Siyum HaShas? #888832
    kingdavid
    Participant

    if you are making a siyum – then for sure shabbos.

    if not, would you come to your brothers simcha in weekday clothing?

    in reply to: Bnai Torah with Trophy Wives?! #1089454
    kingdavid
    Participant

    In these times we need to speek and write only the true good of our dor.

    there has never been a dor with so much chesed…

    there has never been a dor with so many nisyonos and still stand so strong…

    there has never been a dor wit so much torah…

    moshiach will come to us – very soon

    in reply to: Why Was Woman Created? #1188047
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Without a woman, a man will never realize his shortcomings in life.

    The wife helps the man achieve his mission in life by mirroring his faults on a magnified level (that’s eizer kenegdo, the help is that it’s sometimes against him).

    Behind every great man, there is a greater woman!

    in reply to: Is K9 Filter Reliable? #875533
    kingdavid
    Participant

    yes there are many monitoring programs out there like ebalster keyloggers etc – just google it and do it.

    in reply to: Is K9 Filter Reliable? #875531
    kingdavid
    Participant

    So the question is are ANY filter 100% safe?

    in reply to: Is K9 Filter Reliable? #875527
    kingdavid
    Participant

    That is not true. You CAN remove it without a password and STILL have internet access unfiltered.

    I won’t give exact details but basically you need to go to services and disable k9 there then go to system32 and delete a single dll file and restart the PC that’s it!

    in reply to: worry brings problems or problems bring worry? #875256
    kingdavid
    Participant

    The bais haleivy writes that the nature of bitachon is to bring yeshuos

    in reply to: We are paying the price. #869967
    kingdavid
    Participant

    There is a theory that because the coming of moshiach has to be at a certain time, Hashem wants to make that time sooner. So he pushes in into one year a few winters and summers one after the other so one year becomes like a few years so moshiach can come faster.

    If this has any truth (can anyone verify this?) then the past months is for sure a ripe example of it! (hot, cold, hot, cold)

    in reply to: What would you love to see invented? #1014723
    kingdavid
    Participant

    A cordless phone with a wire (so it won’t get lost) – a rotary dial cell phone would also be great

    in reply to: Rebbes for Brochas #870359
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Here are a few:

    Rachmestrivkah bp

    Sekulen bp

    Klausendberg bp

    Rabbi Wolfson bp

    Also you can post the name here and the good readers of YWN will definitely daven and say tehilim…

    in reply to: MARRIAGE IN CRISIS #885830
    kingdavid
    Participant

    Shalom Bayit Idea from Rav Arush:

    Peace in the home invokes Divine Abundance and blessings. Through marital peace, a person can ascend spiritually and maximize his or her potential. Additionally, peace is the root and foundation of tikkun olam.

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