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  • in reply to: Baby beats 48 million to one odds #790949
    LeiderLeider…
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    This is what’s confusing and inherently untrue about statistics. And it’s unfortunate that our business and our country are run off such flawed statistics.

    The odds of an individual being born on a given day is 1/365. Period. The fact that the parents also have the same birthdates has no effect whatsoever on this statistic.

    If I were to wager on which date a child will be born I would look at it as a 1/365 chance irrespective of what his parents birthdates are. Also, the chances of being born on a particular hour is 1/24, irrespective of the hour his parents were born.

    The chances of an individual winning a lottery ticket does NOT diminish just because they have previously won the lotto. Their chances are exactly the same!

    So, I need to be convinced here of the legitimacy of these statistics.

    in reply to: Abusing Chaverim organization #979172
    LeiderLeider…
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    Droid: Placards are placed in order to (try to) prevent ticketing when double-parking during a boost, etc.

    Reflecting jackets are to be used when working on the road (changing tires, boosts, etc.) during dusk to dawn, for safety.

    in reply to: Abusing Chaverim organization #979168
    LeiderLeider…
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    As a Chaveirim member for many years, I can attest to you that unlike most of the other organizations, the Chaveirim members conduct their holy work in a low-key and low-profile manner. There are no flashing lights, no radios, no photo-ops, and no kovad to speak of. They come quietly, professionally and unobtrusively.

    in reply to: Words Your Family Made Up #882974
    LeiderLeider…
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    “Seafood”. Basically, when my wife doesn’t cook dinner, and we rummage around the pantry and “what we see is what we eat”.

    in reply to: Words Your Family Made Up #882973
    LeiderLeider…
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    Rapahel. The russian word is pronounced “paskudnya”

    in reply to: Any new Pesach (Non-Gebrokt) recipes this year? Or great old ones? #758342
    LeiderLeider…
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    My wife is looking for a pesach chocoloate/mocha squares cake recipe which appeared in the Mishpacha magazine 2 or 3 weeks ago. Any help would be appreciated. thank you.

    in reply to: Shidduch segulah One I have not seen before #858562
    LeiderLeider…
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    Thank you bpt

    in reply to: couchs? any suggestions? #750620
    LeiderLeider…
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    TGI Furniture on 62nd street between 15th and 16th avenues in B.P. Major sale now.

    in reply to: Home: Own or Rent? #750058
    LeiderLeider…
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    Some analagy to leasing.

    Is it better to lease a vehicle or to buy a vehicle? On a lease, you’re in essence paying “rent” for the car, as you would for a home. It’s money lost. As opposed to a purchase, where you’re investing in the car, which you can then keep or sell after it’s paid off.

    Of course, a car decreases in value, whereis a home will increase in value (in most cases), but there is sufficient similarity to warrant some comparison.

    Thoughts?

    in reply to: Double Bris #694024
    LeiderLeider…
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    Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov! We’re talking Nachas Nachas here!!

    Be warned that you’ll be seeing double from now on!

    I actually have twins myself (boy and girl). A little difficult at first, but then, oh so rewarding! I recommend it to all!

    in reply to: What will be? #693361
    LeiderLeider…
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    If I may please add my two cents.

    Private schooling tuition in the non-Jewish world by far exceeds the tuition fees asked by heimishe schools. In fact, the costs allocated to a public-school attendee is considerably higher than our tuition costs (I think they allocate $18k per child). Our schools give us a considerable break in tuition as compared to their true expenses per child; even more so in Chassidic-oriented schools.

    They schools have historically supplemented their shortage by going out there and asking for individual donations, parties, Melave Malka’s, etc.

    Now, with the economy being in shambles, those private donations are reducing, in some cases significantly.

    in reply to: Can't find the topic I started anyone give a hand? #691931
    LeiderLeider…
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    Towards the top of the page (right beneath the Home button) you will see the words “Welcome, Ben Simpleton”. Click on your name and it will list your activity. At the bottom of the page it will list the Topics Started. If you don’t see it there, then the mods either didn’t get to it or they chose not to display your topic.

    Good luck

    in reply to: Medicines and Antibiotics #664102
    LeiderLeider…
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    I have very limited knowledge of medicine so please take my words with a grain of salt (perhaps several grains).

    In the event you are prescribed antibiotics, it would be appropriate that you take acidophilus during this period. Acidophilus is a friendly bacteria which will aid in the prevention of your intestines from being harmed by the caustic properties of oral antibiotics.

    Sammygol/Feivel/starwolf. I would appreciate your opinions on this matter.

    Thank you.

    – Leider

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662298
    LeiderLeider…
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    working –

    Did you get to Bushkill Falls? If yes, how was it?

    Share your experience!

    in reply to: Beef sauce #662154
    LeiderLeider…
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    OK. I started this thread and I would like to thank you all for your contributing responses. I’d like to share with you a recipe I got from another source. It’s a bit convoluted and time-consuming, but you prepare it once and you’ll have enough for many meals. Here’s the run down:

    You take several packs of bones with marrow (the marrow bones used for cholent) and bake it at 425 degrees along with celery, carrots, and onions. You let it bake until it becomes literally burnt and all shriveled up. It may take 2-3 hours.

    You then transfer it from the oven to a stock pot and fill with water up to the level of the bone/vegetables mixture. Simmer on a low flame until the water is reduced to approximately a third of the original volume. The water should now be a dark brown color. This may take several hours.

    You then take the bones and vegetables out of the pot and discard it.

    You now add wine to the water. Preferably red dry wine although you may use sweet wine if you prefer. you can also try to experiment with any of the white wines. You may add as much or as little wine as you wish. You will truly know the correct amount of wine after doing this recipe several times. However, the first time around start with 1 part wine to 4 parts water.

    You then freeze it in meal-size compartments.

    Before you serve you defrost it slightly and scrape off the fat (which will inevitably swim to the top during the freezing process) and put it in a skillet along with some flour. Mix the flour and fat (note this is pretty healthy fat – I think) until you get a heavy mixture. You then add the rest of the contents of the container to the mixture. Mix a bit and you got yourself a delicious sauce!

    – Leider

    in reply to: Chinese Cookies #662185
    LeiderLeider…
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    Anon. Don’t know because I never use those mixes.

    Make sure to use unsweetened applesauce. Perhaps you can also reduce the amount of sugar the recipe calls for to compensate for the oil/applesauce switch. (and you get a win-win situation. Less sugar and no oil).

    That’s why it’s always good to try them first on the simple, cheap, and easy-to-make cakes, so you get the hang of it.

    in reply to: Fresh Coffee on Shabbos #662558
    LeiderLeider…
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    Cherry. You may be right. I should try it just to test it). I was always concerned that it may still be cooked K’maachal Ben Drosoa.

    in reply to: Help Me Find The Good #662640
    LeiderLeider…
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    Joseph. The practical difference (at least for me) is that if I would need to cook up an elaborate story each and every time, I will eventually tire. I just know that a time will come when I won’t have the mental energy to deal with it.

    If all I need to do is disregard it, by saying to myself that I am not in a position to judge the person simply because I don’t know the circumstances and the whole story, this will allow me to keep up this middah throughout the rest of my life (hopefully).

    in reply to: Fresh Coffee on Shabbos #662555
    LeiderLeider…
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    Haifagirl and Berlin:

    With regards to totally raw cholent. This is far from a simple solution nowadays. The reason is becase the food most be totally raw at the time that Shabbos commences. The question arises when Shabbos really commences – at the Shkia or at the Tsais?

    Although we each may take the position of respective Rishonim when it comes to davening, etc., nevertheless, even those who take the position that nightfall begins at the Tsais (Rabbeinu Tam), such as us Chassidim, we still begin Shabbos at the Shkia. The food therefore has to be of the sort which takes more than 72 minutes to begin to cook K’Maachal Ben Drosoa, so that the food will still remain totally raw when the Tsais arrives.

    I am persoanlly not aware of such a food item. Generally after an hour all foods are cooked at least nominally.

    in reply to: Help Me Find The Good #662635
    LeiderLeider…
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    anon. I couldn’t agree more. I doubt it is our function to try to fabricate some far-fetched story for every event. We just need to tell ourselves that there may be a valid reason for the seemingly wrong behaviour and we are not to judge the person unavorably.

    in reply to: Chinese Cookies #662181
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Substitute the oil with a like amount of unsweetened applesauce. Yes, applesauce!

    Now, I would highly recommend that you first try it with a simple recipe (pick any one of the easy-to-make simple cakes) so that you get the hang of it. You may find that you wish to change the oil/applesauce ratio.

    in reply to: Laundry on Chol HaMoed #661767
    LeiderLeider…
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    600Kilobear:

    Keep it up! Humor and benign cynicism is what’ll keep us going! It’s what kept the Jewish nation going throughout the ages.

    Go for it buddy!

    in reply to: Beef sauce #662152
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    I agree. I love their chimichurri! Do you think they would sell it to me by the pound?

    While on the subject, here’s my pick at Schnitzi’s:

    Yemeni on whole wheat. Pickles, raw onions, fried onions, and lettuce. No tomatoes. Sauces: chimichurri, garlic mayo, pesto, and sweet chili.

    Ahh….just the thought….

    in reply to: Bochurim Hitching Rides on Avenue M #661481
    LeiderLeider…
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    I believe it is illegal to pick up a hitchhicker in NYC. It is most definitely illegal upstate, as I was ticketed this summer for picking up a yungerman!

    Needless to say, it is also potentially dangerous for both the driver and the hitchhicker.

    I do not permit my children to hitchhike.

    in reply to: Beef sauce #662149
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Thanks all.

    Pookie: Do you have recipe for chimichurri?

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662213
    LeiderLeider…
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    He’s working on his laining.

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662207
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Check out these sites:

    BUSHKILL FALLS

    DELAWARE RIVER

    in reply to: Talking During Davening #663969
    LeiderLeider…
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    Wolf is probably the Baal Korah, which is why he finds himself “constantly talking during laining… and unable to stop”

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662205
    LeiderLeider…
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    Yes, Bushkill is very close to the Delaware River. From Brooklyn you would take the I-80 until you hit Pennsylvania. Bushkill Falls is a short ride from the river.

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662201
    LeiderLeider…
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    – working

    Why don’t you try Bushkill Falls. It’s a beautiful place to spend the day and see Hashems stunning handiwork. You can spend one day at the falls and another day biking or boating on the Delaware river. Great family fun!

    You can stay in one of the many rustic and quaint lodges in the area. I think you will find them rather inexpensive.

    I’ll gladly assist you further if you wish.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923671
    LeiderLeider…
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    Thank you ICOT.

    More than one lie

    One of my twin uncles

    A virtual glass

    The act of organizing [Organism is paramount to proper budgeting]

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662195
    LeiderLeider…
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    Squeak. No offense taken. Mod 26 is right. I have a headache…

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659753
    LeiderLeider…
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    In that case, I give up. No time or head for it.

    in reply to: Cholent #670990
    LeiderLeider…
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    Mine’s got beans and stuff

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662190
    LeiderLeider…
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    squeak? You speaking to me? I do pay full tuition (4 kids in school) and I do not have any government programs.

    I agree with your attitude, by the way.

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659750
    LeiderLeider…
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    Squeak. I’m not looking for proof. Just a quick overview of the significance of the number 42 (besides, of course, it being the precise number of people who leave their alarm clocks on at 645 on Shabbos, and also very likely the total amount of people who shut their phones on Shabbos).

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659745
    LeiderLeider…
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    The Wolf. Our posts crossed. Indeed I see that the number according to squeak is 42.

    Please explain how and why that number is the answer to everything?

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659743
    LeiderLeider…
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    Kapusta. We’re just having fun with words, is all.

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659740
    LeiderLeider…
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    Squeak. Perhaps you can answer this one?

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659735
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    You what? You know how many of us turn off our phones on Shabbos? Shikur here is looking for a number. 14 or 154 or 673 would’ve been a valid answer (assuming you took such poll).

    Sorry, but your response is not nearkly as eloquent and poignant as Joseph’s.

    in reply to: Chol Homoed Destinations Sukkos 5770 #662188
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    I own a summer home (nothing big – nothing fancy – just nice and cozy). I plan on going upstate for Chol Hamoed. My kids will enjoy romping around with the others more than the synthetic fun provided by rides and the likes.

    -Leider

    in reply to: Turning Off The Phones For Yom Tov / Shabbos #659733
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Joseph answers well; as usual.

    Your question should have been posed as follows: “Do you turn off your phone on Shabbos and Yom Tov?”. By posing your question in the manner you did, it seems that you are looking for some form of existing survey or census.

    In any event. I usually turn it off. If I get a wrong number it’ll remind-buzz me throughout the whole Shabbos.

    -Leider

    in reply to: Rosh Hashana – What Time Did You Finish Davening? #659902
    LeiderLeider…
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    Started 8:00 both days (different shuls)

    Day 1: Ended 4:15 (1/2 hour break) Rabbi spoke

    Day 2: Ended 3:45 (1/2 hour break) Rabbi spoke

    in reply to: Fun Words #923660
    LeiderLeider…
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    ronrsr.

    Thank you. You put me to shame.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923658
    LeiderLeider…
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    OK Mepal. I’m running out of words and my brains’ a hurtin’, but here comes…

    To become crass [The teacher was perplexed by his defined behavior]

    To drown in an organized manner [The lemmings synchronized]

    To check if it rains [The seaman did a raincheck prior to embarking]

    A master bowler

    Inherently unintelligible

    Did do

    in reply to: Fun Words #923649
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    C’mon people. Where are you?

    ICOT: I call upon you to share the electronic podium with me.

    A quiet harp

    More fun; funner [My party was blaster and funner than yours]

    To let out

    Time for a divorce

    [Mod: Please remove if you find this offensive]

    A get-thin program

    A little bit of dust

    in reply to: Fun Words #923644
    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Let’s keep ’em coming!

    Here are some more. Compliments will be accepted with dignity and grace.

    Was mad [He mode because of the spilled milk]

    Transported by car [She card her kids to school]

    To yell for help

    Did sneeze [Little Bobby eschewed in my soup]

    Constantly raining

    in reply to: Fun Words #923633
    LeiderLeider…
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    Thanks NY Mom. I try.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923614
    LeiderLeider…
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    A small chair

    Wall Street gurus

    When it was still broken

    To hate your dining-room furniture

    in reply to: Fun Words #923598
    LeiderLeider…
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    To end the day on a kind note, I shall wish everyone:

    Have A Great Evening

    a.k.a.

    Divide A Shred Aligning

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