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  • in reply to: Mazal Tov SJSinNYC! #776168

    Mazel Tov! Such dedication to come to the coffee room less than a day after the news was broken….Wow!

    in reply to: Summer 'priorities' #776235

    Thank you for the mussar. Although the profession I am in is a ‘helping’ profession, I do need to think outside the box and see the ‘olam chesed yibaneh’ to find more opportunities. But, I try to keep my gasmiyus in check throughout the year and am looking to see which one of my childhood dreams I should approach first. I intend to use all of them l’shem shamayim….Now, any suggestions???

    in reply to: Opposite Gender Friendships #795900

    student- Shlomis Bas Divri ended up with an Egyptian man because she was friendly and said hello to everyone, which is why she was known as bas DIVRI (as in dibbur, speech) She was the only casulty in mitzrayim and that’s why the Torah publicized it.

    Homeowner- With all due respect, one can be friendly and greet everyone with a smile, be polite, and just take care of his/her job at work but I was always told that in the workplace one should not refer to the opposite gender by their first name, because that breeds closeness. It’s Ms., Mrs., or Mr. So-and-so. In today’s day and age one has to be even more careful. There’s too much closeness in the workplace that can, G-d forbid lead to marriage issues. I’ve heard countless stories, unfortunately that I’d rather not share…..

    in reply to: Summer 'priorities' #776233

    Anyone out there want to help a fellow Yid?????

    in reply to: Summer 'priorities' #776232

    Uh, Mr. Moderator…if you want to remove the title of “occasional”, I would suggest watching what you post 😉

    in reply to: Summer 'priorities' #776229

    In case you were wondering why I have extra free time- The field in which I work lessens considerably in the summer, prompting this inquiry……

    in reply to: Opposite Gender Friendships #795884

    RedNails- Very well said. The goyishe world is just so loose that it takes courage and strength to uphold the holy. My wife uses books by Gila Manalson (i.e- The Magic Touch) to teach youngsters, teens, unaffiliated adults, etc. about the dangers of a loose society and the ultimate beauty of upholding the kedusha.

    One needs only to skim Pikei Avos to see the many things said about these topics….May Hashem see our desire to fight and take us out of the 49th level of tuma we find ourselves in (again!) bimheira b’yameinu, amen.

    in reply to: Aaargh!!! (Pulling out hair) #775859


    in reply to: Leaving the oven on over yom tov #775913

    B”H- Mi k’amcha yisrael- You’re more than famous…You’re part of the Yiddishe family! B”H you and you mishpacha, Ka”H, are ok.

    in reply to: Opposite Gender Friendships #795873

    If you notice in davening by P’Sukei D’zimrah that we say every morning: Zekeinim IM ne’arim, bachurim VGAM besulos- That word VGAM separates the two whereas by the zekeinim and nearim it can be connected.

    in reply to: Leaving the oven on over yom tov #775907

    True, but for larger families have the hot plate on a timer. Just a suggestion…

    in reply to: Airline Secrets? #775954

    Also, book a flight to somewhere further than your destination and when you near the place you really want to go to, cause a ruckus on the plane, like by pushing your seat all the way back while they’re serving drinks, allowing them to make an ’emergency’ landing in the destination of your choice….

    in reply to: Airline Secrets? #775953 usually has good last-minute deals involving different airlines and/or airports.

    in reply to: Aaargh!!! (Pulling out hair) #775857

    Ribono Shel Olam!!!!!

    in reply to: Achdus in Torah #775766

    We must realize that Elu v’elu divrei Elokim chaim- there were 12 shvatim with 12 different minhagim, yet as Rav Hirsch ZT”L points out, the walls during krias yam suf were transparent to show that although one shevet had strengths in one area and another shevet in another (i.e Yisachar in Torah, Zevulun in business, Yehuda in strength, etc. etc.), we were all looking after one another and confident that together we would becaome a nation kish echad blev echad….I wish I can be K’Shmo Kein Hu, but I need ALL the Yidden to join me!!!!

    in reply to: Aaargh!!! (Pulling out hair) #775852

    Thank you!

    in reply to: Leaving the oven on over yom tov #775904

    I recommend placing your food on top of a crockpot, hot water urn or other source of heat especially when leaving the stove on generates extra heat in the house besides the carbon problem.

    in reply to: Aaargh!!! (Pulling out hair) #775850


    in reply to: Aaargh!!! (Pulling out hair) #775849

    80=Gevura- He will rise above any shackles you may inpose on him…..Anyway, he keeps things kosher around here! Oops, I ruined the point of this thread one post in….”Shavuah Tov to one and all.

    in reply to: Difficulty of a College course for Yeshiva Guy #775752

    And ‘am yisrael chai’ is only one person! Olam hafuch ra’isi! 🙂

    in reply to: Difficulty of a College course for Yeshiva Guy #775749

    I hate to be a yenta, cause you already snatched the name :), but I would suggest finding someone with whom you can work/study with- The intro courses are somewhat self-explanatory but it always helps to have someone with a stronger background- As it says, “O chavrusa, o misusah”….Hatzlacha v’kol tuv! How lucky you will be to study the niflaos haBorei!

    in reply to: The Sefiras Ha'Omar game!! #949630

    49-How old Popa Bar Abba reeeeeaaaalllllyyyy is 😉

    49- The level of tumah in which we probably find ourselves in (again!) with geulah on its way Be”H!!!!!

    in reply to: Proper pronunciation of words in prayers #793806

    All you can do is bring this to people’s attention. You’re doing the right thing. This way, people will be more careful once they are aware of the problems that may arise.

    in reply to: Weiner must go #777270
    in reply to: funny things to talk about on a date #775077

    My personal favorite: Take the date to a Barnes and Noble Kids section. BIG conversation starter (especially “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and Dr. Suess)

    in reply to: How much davening do you say from the siddur, how much by heart? #774950

    A couple of years ago, one of Rabbi Reisman Shlit”a’s Motzei Shabbos shiurim was about the MANY conflictingopinions about how to have proper kavana for davening. I recommend locating that shiur. In the end though, it boils down to what works best for you. And be honest with yourself….Tefilla is one of the only things that’s going to let us get through this crazy time we live in.

    in reply to: Banning Bris Milah in the United States! #1032350

    I find it very disturbing, R”L, that [here] in NY they are fighting to accept S’dom-like same-gender marriages, where there they are fighting a long followed practice. The hypocrasy just shows that Ein Lanu Al Mi Li’Hishaein, ela AVINU SHEBASHAMAYIM!

    in reply to: Bentchers – Bal Tashchis #775108

    My mother (She should live and be well) would-and still does- always take benthcers from close friends that could possibly ever come over for a Shabbos meal and proudly use the bentcher when the person would come over, even years later. The appreciation and looks on their faces in indescribable. B”H I have continued this ‘minhag’. Why not enjoy someone else’s simcha and make the wrold a better place?!

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