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It can only help, so why not?April 14, 2015 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm in reply to: Looking for serious Yeshiva with a college option in Brooklyn #1072250
chaim berlin or torah vodaas
besides for the Star-K’s analysis on coffee from non-kosher establishments, they also did an article on coffee from Starbucks in particular (http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-Summer11.pdf).
My 16 year-old would love a pair of Beats Headphones. Target, Amazon and Best Buy all had them for under $100 this week.
Try Mr. Tabak at Highland Park in Woodridge. Always advertises in the Yated and Hamodia. Usually has rooms, bungalows and maybe even houses right outside the bungalow colony.
The difference between now and fifty years ago is that fifty years ago, the jewish community was simply trying to fit in. The shuls that had mixed dancing were picking the lesser of many evils, and in many cases providing a forum through which intermarriage and assimilation would be minimized. If you walk around our communities today, you come to realize that people who know better simply don’t care, and their children are taking it even further. If I see mommy wearing a skirt two inches above her knee, then why can’t I wear leggings with a skirt so small it looks like I’m simply wearing pants (and so on and so forth)….
Imamom – Firstly, it is illegal to block someone’s driveway, however the owner of the driveway is legally allowed to park in front of his/her own driveway, therefore even if the driveway is not dug out, only the owner can park across it. Secondly, even if the above were not true, how do you know the owner wasn’t planning on clearing his driveway later that night? By parking overnight, you made that determination all on your own. VERY inconsiderate of you….. You’re lucky you weren’t towed.
Sam2 – what unhappy ending are you talking about? Rabbi Paysach Krohn’s book relates this story about the Rashash with the ending that Eclipse repeated above, so what are you referring to?
at the very least you would need an international data plan, otherwise roaming will cost you a fortune…August 1, 2013 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm in reply to: Bungalows available in the Catskills to rent for one shabbos #968921
I once rented from Highland Park. Mr. Tabak’s number is 845 434 0102.
She just turned 9, and it looks like I can get a keyboard for between $100-150, but I don’t know if those are worth anything, and what I should be looking for in features, number of keys etc…. Thank you!
so maybe this is a stupid question, and maybe its even been answered somewhere in these 115+ posts, ut why would R’ Ahron Schechter tell BYA to cancel the biology regent, and then still allow the test to be given in Chaim Berlin? (and yes, I know for a fact that the biology regent was given this year in Chaim Berlin)
Di Fara’s on J and 15th has gotten rave reviews….
My Yated didn’t even come this week, and the local supermarket did not have any. I had figured there was none this week.
Were they really kosher?
How is someone using cell phone disturbing you, if he is not talking on it? Why is it any of your business what he”s doing during chazoras hashatz? I can understand why you would be “sickened” by people talking during chazoras hashatz, since that is indeed constructive, but if you are “sickened” by someone else”s level of kavanah, you really aren’t paying enough attention to yourself, and spending too much time watching other people…
Examine your neighbor’s faults with a mirror, not a telescope…
I don’t know if cup-K is indeed Israel Mayer Steinberg, but I also heard a prominent Rov in flatbush publicly denounce rabbi steinberg as “Ma’achil treifos l’rabbim b’mayzid”
They come along with a key, that fits into the lugwrench. There is also a code that comes along each set, so if you ever lose the key, you can have a new one made. If you lose the key AND the code, don’t get a flat tire….
Try S&G Fine Chairs in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
These calls are the most irritating and annoying things ever. When they give an option of “select 1 to speak with an operator”, I tend to select 1 and ask them to remove me from the phone list. Having said that, I do not believe the calls are illegal, since charitable organizations are exempt from the do not call registry guidelines.
Health – the question was “would you hold back” and I answered yes. Why does that imply that i smoke?
There is a store called Battaglia on Kings Highway and east 7th or 8th in Brooklyn that has very nice dress shirts, with unusual buttons. I don’t remember the brand names, but they have a pretty large selection.
147 didnt say he eats before davening. he said he circumvents the issue of having to eat before davening by davening early.
There are not only issues related to kashrus associated with baked goods. Most people will not take “challah” from the dough from baked goods, because cakes, cookies etc. don’t usually have enough flour to require challah be taken. However, if you are baking a lot for purim, and storing cakes in the freezer or even in a cabinet, the cakes combine (“tziruf sal”)for the amount that triggers a requirement to take challah. Even something thats made with a batter, and not a dough can be combined after baking to trigger a requirement to take challah, if stored in one place after baking.February 2, 2012 3:14 am at 3:14 am in reply to: TEARING MY HAIR OUT: Mid-Winter Vacation – VENT HERE #848287
apushatayid – my son’s school calendar says “Midwinter vacation – To Be Announced”.February 1, 2012 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: TEARING MY HAIR OUT: Mid-Winter Vacation – VENT HERE #848282
It has nothing to do with not wanting to spend time with the kids. Many of us would be stay-at-home parents if we could it, but we can barely make ends meet with two working parents. Regardless, this mid-winter vacation is absolutely ridiculous!! Chanukah vacation was only a month ago, so how can everyone “need a break” already?!? My son’s playgroup teacher gave off the full week from last Thursday through today, and my daughter has been off all week as well. The only one who wasn’t off this week was my teenager, who could have watched the younger kids had that scholl been off as well…..
is darchei binah the one in tzfat?
why should it be a problem? Maybe they should just sit in the back, and then everyone will be happy….
There were many similar holidays observed durng the times of the second beis hamikdash, and all of the others were abolished. The question is asked, what was special about chanukah that it remained, and was not abolished when the beis hamikdash was destroyed. The asnwer given is that Chanukah was abolished as well, but the jews as a group decided to continue observing it. Chanukah is not observed because it was decreed by the “zealous rabbis”, but rather it is observed despite the fact that it was abolished with the destruction of the beis hamikdash.
it’s not a question of being able to pay for it. he’s done plenty of babysitting for us, and has earned it. I’m more worried about the unsupervised internet. and the cheaper kindles seem to come with advertisements, which I certainly wouldn’t be able to control. I’d be willing to pay more to not have the ads, but i don’t see where it says that wifi is only for bookreading.
How about Yad Eliezer?
Go to the Star-K website for guidance on which features you can use and when. Just keep in mind that not everyone agrees with Rabbi Heineman about using these features, even on yom tov, so you may want to ask your rabbi.
The New York Post quoted a poster on theyeshivaworld.com this morning in their article about women joining hatzalah. I’m not why the article belongs in the Post, but apparently YWN is the place to go for info on orthodox feminism discussions!!
I love how this is supposed to help people realize they can live without technology, yet you have to go online to ohr naava’s website to register.
in a two-income house, why is it the wife’s responsibility to do laundry? It only works that way, when the husband works and the wife stays to take of the house and children, but if the wife works too, how can she also be responsible for everything in the house?!?!?
How many people in Flatbush are actually in this district?
just watch Yentl
Was on the train heading to manhattan. Was planning on stopping in Century 21 to shop, but was running late, soo I stayed on the train to midtown. Conductor announced accident at WTC, but gave no details. As we were going over Manhattan bridge, a guy sitting near me received a call from his wife who was near the twin towers and saw the first plane hit. When we passed, we were able to see smoke from the first plane, and the second plane hadn’t hit yet. The train continued on to Midtown, with everyone thinking it was an accident. I didn’t hear any more details until I got to work, then, after staying in the office for a couple of hours, walked home to Brooklyn, which took hours.September 11, 2011 2:00 am at 2:00 am in reply to: write a grammatically correct sentence with the word 'and' 5 times consecutively #808296
Star-K website has a lot of information about what you can with many appliances. I believe that you can only open the door of an ovenonce, to take food out. You cannot put food into an oven on shabbos.
How much is shipping?
Sam2 – Kids at risk is very real problem in the frum community these days. Your sarcastic response shows how little you know about what goes on around you. There is a school for “at-risk girls” on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush where drug counseling (and other counseling) is part of the curriculum, and most of these girls grew up in our communities. All night parties and “raves” are the norm for these teens. I can go on and on, but suffice it to say that this is not not a minor problem, and you should be very thankful you haven’t had to deal with it…August 26, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm in reply to: Earthquake + Hurricane during One Week in New York #802730
The first hurricane in NY in 200 years? What about Hurricane Gloria? I belive I was in 6th grade, and I remember yeshiva closing for it.
The OU’s policy has always been not to comment on the reliability of other hashgochos. Rabbi Eidltz from the KIC in California runs a website called Kosherquest.org, and you can usually email him though the website, and he will give you information about the hashgochos that he is familiar with.
should a wife be complaining about using blackberry at home, if that’s what puts food on the table? mealtime is excessive, but in this day and age, people in many professions would be risking their livelihoods by not being accessible outside the normal business hours. now, the kollel guy however……….
You can get discounted tickets through centralpakoshermart.com. They also run kosher concession stands in hershey park and dutch wonderland.June 19, 2011 2:34 am at 2:34 am in reply to: Are you allowed to buy cut up fruits in a non jewish store? #778553
I was told by a rov in Brooklyn who is the administrator for widely respected kashurs orgainzation that a fruit store or a large grocery store that runs a large-scale fruit operations always have special, expensive knives that they use to cut fruit, and it is very unlikely that they would those knives to cut anything else. He said I could buy cut-up fruit in such stores.