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  • in reply to: scary "off the derech" – need help #821638
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    Call Rav Kalman Packouz hes the go to guy on preventing intermmariage/dating. He has a unique approach and is considered an expert on the subject. He works with Aish Hatorah if you want to check him out look him up on their website. this is his email. @gmail.com">kpackouz@gmail.com Hatzlacha

    in reply to: Zechus for Leiby Kletsky #785148
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    i’ll take 4-6

    in reply to: What's with all the Divorce Topic Disscussions??? #739922
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    @yiddishemishpacha…well said

    in reply to: What's with all the Divorce Topic Disscussions??? #739919
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    at the end of the day it’s easy to get married and hard work to stay married. as long as pple realize it’s not all candy and flowers there is noting to be scared of.

    in reply to: The Aleph Bais of Relationships #732862
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    frame it!! it’s a good one

    in reply to: What to do this weekend #732524
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    snowtubing at tuxedo ridge

    in reply to: The Sandwich Generation #732315
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    Mrs. Swerdlov (today) finished up a 4 part series at Shalhevet oday about the same topic and Atara Malach also gives a workshop on the Sandwich generation. It can be sticky sometimes taking care of yourself, your parents, your children at home, and trying to be there for your marrieds and their kids. I for one am happy people are addressing the situation and giving us tools on how to cope better.

    in reply to: Why my presence here is sporadic #732259
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    I also don’t post often, but I check in a lot just to see what’s happening and read opinions. It also confuses me when the post doesn’t stay on topic it somehow always ends up in shidduchim….but I still enjoy the cr!!! I sort of miss feivels posts.

    in reply to: My Son is a Lefty #732348
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    i noticed that my left handed students are more comfy using spiral or composition notebook and i make allowances for them even though the course requires a looseleaf. the kids over the years had said the the looseleaf rings hurt them while taking notes.

    in reply to: Marriage license #732430
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    have a rav who is a NYS chaplain “officiate ” over a legal ceremony in his office and he will process the paperwork.

    in reply to: Things Kids Said/Did #1185231
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    last week my son said brooklyn isn’t safe because MArtin Luther The King was shot on church avenue.

    in reply to: Alter heim #731229
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    can someone define alter heim for me.

    in reply to: Worst Chore #731728
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    @watermelon I heard that at one of her lectures and everytime I’m annoyed I start cleaning and think of her. Better to take out my aggrivation on my walls then on pple. but I still hate doing laundry. everything about it. The up and down to the machines, the folding, the ironing….but it’s gotta get done.

    in reply to: People with Yichus #724106
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    speaking of yichus…would anyone make a shidduch for the following ppl

    There’s Avraham Avinu: He seems to be frum but he’s really a BT and his father made idols. not out type?next

    Yitzchak Avinu : Well his grandfather made idols, and there was all that nastiness with Lot and his half brother is an arab.

    Yakov Avinu: His great grandfather made idols, his brother went of the derech, his mother comes from a very treyfe family, and he wasn’t shomer negiah with rachel imenu before they were married and he spent a lot of time with his uncle who’s mamash a rasha.

    Yosef Hatzadik: His mother had an idol once and she died early, plus he’s a slave and his brother didn’t like him, must be something in that and with all the issues with Avraham Avinu and Yitzchak and Yaakov Avinu?better not to.

    Moshe Rabbeinu: Oy, what a Maaseh!!!! His parents separated, then they got back together, his parents abandoned them, put him in a basket, he was raised by goyim?.not our type for sure. He may be close to Hashem but his background is so problematic?We wouldn?t want him in our family.

    Dovid HaMelech: Descendants from a geyoret, not our kind of people. Sure a few generations have gone but all things being equal shouldn’t we look for someone with a more jewish backround.

    Shlomo HaMelech: See above.. And his mother’s marriage was very dubious, he is rich though but the yichus and family backround is very tricky.

    in reply to: Favorite Jewish Speakers? #717202
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    Male Speakers: Rabbi Yagen, Rabbi Frand, Rabbi Millerz”l, Rav Amnon Yitzhak. Female Speakers: Mrs. Atara Malach, Mrs. Bonnie Mansour, Mrs. Busel, Reb. Zehava Braunstein z”l

    in reply to: Help – Catskills,Lanacaster,Poconos or Saratoga for a 2 nights #690809
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    lancaster is a great idea. theres lots to do there. Hershey is close, sesame place,(I heard you can go just for elmo world not only water park) amish country, anderson pretzel factory, outlet shopping and more. theres a hotel there with indoor waterpark and outdoor stuff its called willow valley resort they have a lake on premises and will let you bring a bbq

    in reply to: How was your fast? #718370
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    I went to a funeral. Other than that I generally don’t have a hard time fasting, but keeping the kids occupied that’s the hard part.

    in reply to: What Is a Tuna Bagel? #703813
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    I now kow what a tuna beigel is but can someone tell me what a tinkleberry is. I was in bp and someone says to her freind “could you belice “faigy” is married already who knew they guy would be a tinkleberry? could someone please explain. I think ther berry part refers to a bleckberry but whats the rest mean?

    in reply to: Good Parenting Books #689520
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    parenting with love and logic is great. and I fouond 123 magic very helpful for discipline. love and logic covers everything, avtive listening empathy etc… 1,2,3 magic is basically broken down into 2 parts stop behaviors and start behaviors ex: stop behavior, tantrums, back talk any thing you want them to stop doing. Start behaviors are cleaning up bed time, homework. for me using the 2 books together I found made a world of difference. I also loved miriam levi more effective jewish parenting. and you can call the chazak hotline 718-258-2008 they have classes on parenitng and inspirational stories as well

    in reply to: Might Be a Life Saving Tip #689117
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    address lights are also a good idea. If you don’t have them when waiting for hatzoloh send someone outside to wait for them.

    in reply to: Confronting the Past #749054
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    when I was in the 8th grade many yrs ago someone had mimcked a teacher during davening. This teacher was absolutely sure it was me. For once I wasn’t the one who did it. BUt the teacher refused to believe me. Later that day the Rosh Yeshiva pulls me out of class takes me into the office and tells me to fess up. so I reply It wasnt me. His answer was ” you did it, I know you did it, and nothing you say or do can change my mind” I was shocked but being in the 8th grade pushed it aside and went back to being a kid. On nights when I couldn’t sleep my mind would always jumo back to that incident many yrs ago I just couldnt shake it. I ran into the Rosh Yeshiva a few yrs ago and he asked how I was and I told him that the false accusation had stayed with me all these yrs. and I wasnt surprised that he didnt believe me but I was shocked that as a Rosh Yeshiva, Lamdan, Parent, Human he was so quick to accuse and condemn AND he wasnt even there when it happened. He apologized, not that I needed it but on night when I can’t sleep I don’t even think about that day. He might not apologize, he might not even acknowledge you, however if you let go you might achieve peace of mind on your pwn part regardless of his reaction. Hatzlacha.

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686826
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    chavitot with white cheese and chopped tomatoed with chopped garic. make omelet flat put tomatoes w/ garlic on and then fold egg over tomatoes. pashtidot with white cheese eggs and any veggie you like (tomatoes, onions, mushrooms etc)

    in reply to: Seperate Swimming in Brooklyn #686911
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    yeshiva of flatbush has night swimming for women or at least they used to. and the boro park y

    in reply to: Spicy Mayo #687123
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    very easy to make. we use mayo, hot sauce and a splash of ketchup, proportions are to taste. anonowriter i’ll try ur recipe next time. always up for new things

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686824
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    for starters pasta with tomatoes and garlic is delish. salad wi th cheese and a garlic mayo dressing, will think of some more. but what no watermelon?

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686822
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    emoticon613….it’s been 2 months, have any new items made the shopping list?

    in reply to: Encouraging success #690932
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    encouragement has to come from the heart especially with teens ie: saying something nice to a teen just to make them feel good but somehow it feels forced. Kids see right through it. So find a specific behavior/action and then give the compliment like….Soraleh your picture is beautiful I especially like the way you stayed in the lines as opposed to Soroleh you color the best!! see the diff. She knows she might not be the best and you now made a fool of yourself. Shmuel Hanavi said it best intention is everything

    in reply to: Seeking Help With Tzedakahs #685896
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    i know that toys are very expensive in israel, maybe you could find an organization that distributes toys to needy or sick children. What we buy in the USA for $5 in amazing savings can cost as much as $50 in Israel. I send my good condition toys to Israel when I can.

    in reply to: Improving my kids education #685756
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    buyer beware not all p3’s are created equal so please take a good look at your child and what they need before choosing a p3 for them. and a lot of the time you are responsible for finding your own p3 if you dont like the ones that are in school. the board of ed does not help with that. Also a tip abot p3’s you have the right to break down your hours betweeen as many p3’s you want. for example If i get 5 hours a week and the p3 only comes to school mon-thurs my child is still due the hour I have the right to find someone else to fill in that other hour. and you are allowed to photocopy the setts form keep the original white out the amount of hours and fill it in per p3. as long as you don’t exceed the amount of time alotted by the board of ed.

    in reply to: Non-Jewish Jewish Music #688414
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    yiddin was also taken from some european 70’s group dgenghis khan i think was the original song

    in reply to: Cheese Cake Recipe #684555
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    sorry hit the wrong button

    crust : 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 stick margarine, melt margarine and mix in graham crackers and press into pan 9×13 (i think)

    filling: 1 lg container ricotta cheese

    1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 tsp flour

    topping: 2 tsp. sugar 1tsp. vanilla, 1 cup sour cream

    preheat oven to 350 degress

    mix ingredients for filling pour over crust and bake for 20 minutes.

    remove cake from oven and turn heat up to 450 degrees mix ingredients for topping. and spread over cake and return to oven for 5 minutes

    remove from oven. topping sets as it cools

    in reply to: Cheese Cake Recipe #684554
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    This one always reminds me of Israel

    crust: 1 cup graham crackers

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686815
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    cook orzo like reg pasta, drainand put aside fry up onions and add 1/2 cup tomato paste and salt and mix with orzo. also u could cook orzo add fried onions a can of chick peas some butter and salt(unless u use salted butter) u can take a slice of bread and cut a hole in the middle, put butter in a pan place bread in pan and then crack an egg in the whole and then fry on both sides yummo!!!

    dovv – I’m with u on the sanwiches, I’m a huuuuge fan of sandwiches. tune with sliced avocado and red onion with or without mayo. egg salad with a shmear of matbucha.

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686811
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    not a gourmet chef it’s just years of cooking on a budget. after a while you start to get the hang of it and it get a lot easier.

    in reply to: Potatoes & Onions #686804
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    shakshuka, mashed potatoes with fried onions, onion rings with crushed bran flakes as the coating, grapefruit flambe sprinkle grapefruit with sugar and burn the top, apple sliced with pb, baked apples, rice pudding.

    in reply to: Yeshiva Bochrim With Blackberrys #690110
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    torahmom – I also wanted a smart phone with no data plan. I had called around and they would only give me the phone with the data plan until I stated that I wear glasses and wanted the blackberry not for internet but for the size and T mobile was willing to sell me the phone and connect it without a data plan because of (this is their term not mine) a visual impairment, sprint or verizon wouldn’t do it. Good luck

    in reply to: Kosher L’Pesach Grains #673761
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    we also used it last yr…it’s in the grass family. quinoa tabboule, yum!

    in reply to: Sefardi Recipes #826810
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    a great cookbook for traditional as well as newer (modern twist on old recipe) sfardi food is the shaare torah cookbook. simple instructons with standard ingredients.

    ps i also use tomato paste in lamagine but i could see caterers etc.. using ketchup its cheaper

    in reply to: Alternative and Natural Remedies #670287
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    I heard of people rinsing with apple cider vinegar for dandruff it also works on athletes foot(topical). underarm odor(topical), circulation(ingested)

    in reply to: Applesauce For Latkes #1189185
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    I’m with Jewess, keep the applesauce for the kids, I like my latkes straight up.

    in reply to: Dating Someone You’ve Already Dated #674782
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    IMHO if you really think that 1st girl is for you, find out if she’s still interested. and if so ask her out. Take a chance. I did and it worked out for me. You’ll never know until you try, and if you don’t try you’ll always wonder.

    in reply to: Help with Two-Year Old’s Eating Habit #669204
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    my daughter was always a good eater. When she turned two she started shoveling food in her mouth like a squirrel & holding it there forever. She either took forever to eat it, or chewed it til it became a golf sized ball of mush and I needed to remove it from her mouth. In my situation it turns out she needed speech therapy and the therapist said that hoarding food in he mouth was common and can be remidiated with therapy. It really helped. My daughter is turning three soon and majoriy of he time she eats normally, I guess the few times she holds it in her mouth she might be wanting to save it for later.

    in reply to: Tznius on the Web #878149
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    junees has a web site. http://www.junees.com

    in reply to: AMAZING STORY MUST READ #668903
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    haifagirl….Why the attack on Sherries grammar. She posted a beautiful story that touched her life and all you can see is grammatical errors! Looks like grammar isn’t the only thing wrong in the frum community.

    in reply to: Aleph-Bais Interactive Computer Games Online #668221
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    no but aleph bet adventure from davka is on sale at davkas website (and no i do not work for davka)

    in reply to: Support Groups #668242
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    don’t know of a specific group but you can call tikava clinic at ohel and they might have something and they accept all insurances. counterforce (east 9th and quentin road in brooklyn) also might have something but they dont accept all insurances good luck!!

    in reply to: What Should we do About so Many Collecters? #664643
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    I have a general rule for the most part I will not open the dor when my husband is not home but if they’d like to leave an envelope/pushka they are more than welcome to and I will look it over and then decide what to send to whom. And I don’t know where you live but no choshever rabbis come knocking on my door.

    in reply to: STOP BLAMING THE BOYS!!!!!! #674855
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    demosthenes – lets say the girls decide to wait til twenty to date (which i think is a good idea regardless) who says these boys will want them and not someone younger

    in reply to: Laundry Help #662651
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    happenned to me twice 1st time item had already gone throught the the wash and silly putty will not coe out. 2nd time i noticed it and ice worked. just like removing chewing gum. someone also said something about an iron and a rag but i didnt try it so i dont know if it would even work

    in reply to: Designer Labels #662799
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    ames: pple can buy whichever name they please but why do we feel the need the buy designer bags w/ the name on the outside not all designer bags have huge flashy logos so basically what i am saying and i am including myself as well is that women feel good to have nice things but why do we need to flash the name? does it make us feel any better? am i sharper if i buy the chanel bag with the huge emblem or a ferragamo bag with a tiny one? and in terms or jewelry it’s a better buy than designer clothing/bags b/c theres no wear and tear. more for your dollar

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