MorahRach

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  • in reply to: How important are brains? #969460

    MorahRach
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    I’m sorry, I am away with no computer access and my broken phone is very hard to type on. I am referring to scholastic aptitude and intelligence tests, as well as standardized reading, comprehension and vocabulary tests.

    in reply to: How important are brains? #969458

    MorahRach
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    I didn’t say IQ! My uncle , who is an actuary, for some reason has access to new data and case studies, and he showed me that stats because I find this sort of thing interesting. IQ testing does show that Caucasians have higher IQs than African Americans but that’s not what I was talking about.

    in reply to: How important are brains? #969453

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    Ashkenasi Jews are 5 standard deviations above African Americans and 3 above the average anglosaxon. Call me rasist – I’m not- this is factual. Look it up.

    in reply to: What Is Your Favorite Radio Show? #1064175

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    John Gambling or Rush.

    in reply to: Naming people using two names #967375

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    Syag, gotchya! Sorry, I thought you were implying it was wrong so I got nervous.

    in reply to: Naming people using two names #967372

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    Rabbi Pesach Khron performed my sons bris and he’s a family friend. He didn’t say anything to us afterward about the 2 names from different people.

    in reply to: Naming people using two names #967368

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    My son has 2 names and one is for my grandmother. I was close with her, closer than any other relative- my husband wasn’t close with his grandparents and I really wanted my first child to give her honor. His middle name- I took the Hebrew letter from her name and used it, as opposed to naming my son a feminine name. Some people thought it was weird but he’s our son. We don’t really care what people think!

    in reply to: Shopping with a carriage #966375

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    When you say you park your stroller, where do you park it? Maybe it’s different here but a lot of people shop using their stroller as a cart. I know I do! My husband works late everyday except Friday, so I do all my shops with my stroller, plus that’s my exercise so I don’t drive. I was and store everything underneath in the bottom basket. The aisles aren’t so small in the stores where I live. What I do find frustrating it when a person leaves their double stroller in the middle of an aisle while browsing and not caring wether or not they have caused a traffic jam.

    in reply to: Why don't the Rabbonim enforce Tznius? #967302

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    I know it’s off topic but, writersoul, yes! What are those parents thinking? Or a 5 year old in my class who can’t go to the bathroom himself because his skinny jeans are so tight that he has accidents!

    in reply to: Zimmerman is Off #965707

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    I am so relieved and pleased. Justice. I am shocked- I thought this racially motivated media circus of a trial would have taken a different turn.

    in reply to: Wetting beds #965382

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    Jewfish feminist- good point!

    in reply to: Wetting beds #965380

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    I have no experience with this, and please do not think I a being callous, but is it right to send a 10 year old to camp with the expectation that the counselor will want to change urine soaked sheets daily? This isn’t a Gan , or a bunk of little kids. I’m just trying to look at it from the counselor a point of view. Signing up to be a counselor to 6th graders, they probably don’t go in thinking of this as a daily duty. Good luck, I’m sorry if I offended anyone.

    in reply to: I Really Need A Job #965063

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    Whoops. My mistake I saw the thread for the first time today. My apologies hg.

    in reply to: I Really Need A Job #965061

    MorahRach
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    OU job board has so many job listings. I just got an e-mail today about job openings in Jewish settings. Ill go see if there is any info I can post here.

    And HG..come on, aren’t you finished public ally embarrassing people yet. It’s the 9 days for heavens sake.

    in reply to: George Zimmerman is not innocent #966833

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    The judge denied possible 3rd degree felony child abuse earlier today.

    in reply to: Molested Children #1074971

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    The goq, I’m not sure why but your post put tears in my eyes. He didn’t go off the derech, the derech was taken away from him. That’s really powerful.

    in reply to: George Zimmerman is not innocent #966818

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    Good points shraga. This whole trial is a circus. From NBC editing the 911 recordings, to Obama saying ” that’s what my son would look like”, to GZ’s address being leaked and the death threats he received even before details of the night were revealed. Not to mention news outlets coming out saying that GZ had no defensive or other wounds even though we saw the footage after and once again they were called out. I’m surprised the judge rejected the aquitel plea.

    in reply to: George Zimmerman is not innocent #966808

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    Goq, they didn’t tell him not to follow him they said ” Sir, you don’t need to follow him”. And they are not the law.

    in reply to: Appropriate outdoor activities for the Nine Days #965032

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    How old are your kids? I’m taking my son to the Park today then maybe to the zoo

    in reply to: Teaching a baby to drink from a cup/straw #964713

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    You’re right about minding the spills. I re-read your posts and I hear you. I guess I’m just tired of specialists coming into my classroom and labeling a child as developmentally delayed at first glance. Now regarding the child being bothered by spills at such a young age, the only time I have ever seen that really matter to a child before the age of 4 is a child who ended up being on the spectrum. C’v this child has any delays/disabilities etc, I’m just stating what I have seen.

    in reply to: Teaching a baby to drink from a cup/straw #964710

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    Syag, of course there is a ceiling. I didn’t say otherwise. But you are not correct in implying that not knowing how to use a straw and drink from a cup by 11 months is troublesome. Although I now teach in elementary school, my background is early childhood education and these expectations people have of babies/young children are only hindering their growth, not helping them. I’m not saying not to offer a straw..I’m just bothered by your decree of 9-11 months!

    in reply to: Appropriate outdoor activities for the Nine Days #965021

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    Have a picnic in Central Park with your family them check out a free museum.

    in reply to: US Supreme Court recent rulings #965272

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    Popa, what you said just does not make sense to me at all. Yes, while most of us women don’t want to admit it, I’m sure most married frum men have desires here and there about other women besides their wives. To compare THAT to a gay individual who never gets to satisfy his urges and has to spend his life with a person whom he has zero sexual attraction towards is another thing altogether. A married man is or should be attracted to his wife. He probably is satisfied in thSt way. The occasional desire for another woman is natural but if he’s a good person and husband, it stops there. But he still gets to be satisfied. To say that a gay man is no “worse” off, shows how little you understand the situation. That’s almost like saying a vegetarian and a carnivore who is forbidden from eating meat are in the same boat.

    in reply to: Teaching a baby to drink from a cup/straw #964702

    MorahRach
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    Syag, that is a huge generalization. When it comes to kids, especially babies, there is a huge window when thinking about milestone such as eating, drinking, crawling, walking etc.

    My son started appearing interested in straws at 9 months and mastered it within a day of trying. He lives zippy cups as well but when I make him ( now 13 months) smoothies, he drinks from an adopt straw.

    in reply to: Name of baby who almost drowned in the Catskills #964728

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    Does anyone have an update?

    And agreed. This is absolutely terrifying. A baby can drown in 1 inch of water, everyone should keep that in mind too.

    in reply to: Why don't the Rabbonim enforce Tznius? #967228

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    Slichos. I won’t pick apart your post but you are wrong about one thing. I “object” to what the OP stated and I dress completely tsniusdig. I also cover all my hair unlikely people where I live who where their snoods 3 inches back- but because they do should their children be denied a yeshiva education, and should their husbands be banned from learning Torah in a beis medrish? This is not 300 years ago, it’s 2013, things are never going to go back to the way they were in the sense that no, no rabbi has the right to ban an education or Torah learning from someone because their wives don’t dress the way yours do. What’s driving me nuts too is that the people you are talking about are probably woman who where knew length skirts, nude tights that have no seem and nail polish. My how people’s priorities have chaned. I do wonder what Hashem things of all the time spent thinking about these “untsnius ” women when the time could be spent giving tzedeka, playing with your children, talking to your own wife or learning Torah.

    in reply to: What are they thinking? #964843

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    I taught Judaic studies in a reformed shul for a school year, and I still can’t get over some things I saw. I will say though, that even though they may eat treif and not follow Halacha, Sunday mornings shacharis was packed every week! That is more than I can say for my parents Orthodox school in Westchester. But more seriously, girls wearing teffilin, the principle ( female ) Rabbi. Marisa ( fake first name). At my interview, this ” rabbi” introduced herself. She was wearing a tank top, shorts and yarmulka. I was more confused than I had been in a Long time!

    in reply to: Why don't the Rabbonim enforce Tznius? #967208

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    Yes dy, tsnius affects men and others, and everyone should dress tsnius . But people have different standards of tsnius, and no one can force them to do anything. NO rav has the right to ban a child from a yeshiva education. No one does. We look to them for guidance, yes, but we ultimately have Hashem to answer to.

    in reply to: Why don't the Rabbonim enforce Tznius? #967195

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    Yes, let’s punch the children because their mothers don’t keep this Halacha that you speak of. Yes actual tsnius is important, but everyone is in charge of their own lives and bodies and what they do is between them an Hashem. Do you thin if after 120 iyH he will be happy that you ( or like minded people) were responsible for children not getting the yeshiva education they deserve because you banned them based on their mothers visible upper calf?

    in reply to: America #964336

    MorahRach
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    Amen

    in reply to: Role Reversal #963956

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    Bob, I have been on 1 flight to israel and 1 flight to Miami where this sort of thing happened, and it was the charedi man causing all the trouble. This was a refreshing story to hear!

    in reply to: Stupid ASPCA commercials #1040016

    MorahRach
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    I don’t have the patience to read all of the comments but OP.. It is you who are a disgrace. Wow. I have no other words for you. Get a life.

    in reply to: Women exercising in public #963921

    MorahRach
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    Since we aren’t members of the Taliban, lets let each woman decide that for themselves.

    in reply to: Who Is Your Favourite President #963831

    MorahRach
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    Benjamin Franklin was never president. You may have been joking but you would not believe the number of people who think he was!

    And George W. I miss him everyday. Our country is going down the tubes.

    in reply to: Autographs From Actors. Right or Wrong? #963208

    MorahRach
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    I love Alan Alda!!

    in reply to: Cutting off cars waiting on linerude or not? #963454

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    I never do it as I posted ( not making excuses I know it’s wrong) that’s why my husband took it off he wasn’t happy he was embarrassed. But I didn’t cut the line I was in the lane for the LIE I had to get over anyway I just Waited until the very top. Now that I think about it, what I did wasn’t so wrong. I didn’t come out of the lane to zoom up. That’s a different thing.

    in reply to: Cutting off cars waiting on linerude or not? #963446

    MorahRach
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    Omg! I was going to start a thread like this erev Shabbos! I did this Friday getting onto the exit for the white stone. Traffic was terrible, I did not want to sit in the car for 45 minutes when I had a number of things to dk before Shabbos. My husband said it was ” not good” and took off his yarmulke. I really almost never do it, but once in a while I am guilty. Btw, I didn’t come out of line and zoom to the front. I was already in the left lane I just stayed in it coming off the van wyck and pushed my way over.

    in reply to: Locking bedroom door when lending apartment #963157

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    Even if they had all the time in the world to clean..who cares!

    in reply to: Locking bedroom door when lending apartment #963137

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    The other day, con Edison had to come read my meter and come inside to investigate something. I hadn’t planned on them entering my bedroom but it turned out they needed to check every outlet. I was humiliated. I had piles of clean laundry everywhere, a diaper full of pish on the floor that I dropped earlier and forgot to throw in the genie, certain articles of clothing I didn’t want the con Ed man to see, and just such a mess because I hadn’t yet cleaned. I comepleyly understand not want someone in your room. Even if it was clean!

    in reply to: Locking bedroom door when lending apartment #963118

    MorahRach
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    I don’t understand the issue. If the owner wanted to put a huge neon sign on their door that says “do not enter”, that too would be their right. They are doing you a huge favor by lending their home to you. Instead if taking it personally, just be happy you have a safe, kosher place to stay!! Am I right?

    in reply to: Have you ever wondered… #961893

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    My husband and I both have Accounts but he rarely posts. One of my friends called me out because he knew it had to be me due to a situation I posted about my on-laws. Oops!

    in reply to: Baking in the Desert #962810

    MorahRach
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    Better to overheat and pass out?

    in reply to: US Supreme Court recent rulings #965164

    MorahRach
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    Kfb, interesting and a good point. Many people either don’t see marriage and procreation as equal parts in the cycle of life. Or they will say that there are thousand ds of children who need homes in this world so by adopting, they are raising a family in the truest sense. Honestly, I feel very bad for people who can’t find their yh and sometimes don’t understand why Hashem created homosexuals if they’re lives were too be so difficult. But it’s not my job to understand. They should be able to live and do what they want I’m no judge. What I do t appreciate, is having the gay life style shoved down my throat. By frum friends Or liberal politicians, it is forcibly shoved down my throat. I’m a biggot for bit embracing their lifestyle, I’m a bad person because I believe in the Torah. The worst is when someone I know says ” well toieva is just one sun, I don’t see you condemning adulterors and thrives and cheaters”. Umm-I don’t do any of those things and yes I do condem it!

    in reply to: What happened to all the interesting topics? #961297

    MorahRach
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    I hope you are thinking of some exciting threads to start once you come back 🙂

    in reply to: US Supreme Court recent rulings #965155

    MorahRach
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    After yesterday’s ruling, my facebooks newsfeed ( for those of you that know what that is) was flooded with praise for the Supreme Court. One such status read, ” DOMA is dead. Thank Gd the world is finally opening their eyes and we are truly paving the way for equality”. There were many more similar statuses, all written by Jews and the majority MO if not leaning on the side of orthodox. Something shifted in our world and many frum people are on the pro toieva side. I don’t even argue I keep my mouth shut because nowadays you are an animal if you have a conservative, moralistic thought. I am frightened for what is to come.

    in reply to: What will CR be like without Shopping613? #963493

    MorahRach
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    Especially when the person in question is a teen. I think we can all stand to be a little more sensitive to others feelings. Don’t leave :-).

    in reply to: Watching the trial live #964399

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    Sam2 exactly. The whole thing is a medi circus and an innocent man is being strung up by the liberal politicians and media. I hope justice is served and Mr. Zimmerman is acquitted of all charges.

    in reply to: Who's right? #960984

    MorahRach
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    Ayay, the OP stated his son fell asleep for the last potion of the drive not the whole time-read his post.

    in reply to: Who's right? #960976

    MorahRach
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    Popa, sometimes your comments are funny and other times they are just completely unneeded.

    in reply to: Going back to work #960504

    MorahRach
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    Thanks rebdoniel. BH bH bH!!!!! I accepted a job at my old school, where I worked for a few years before giving birth! I can bring my son they have classrooms for babies and I will be on the other side of the building but can peek in on him during lunch etc. yay! Hashem always takes care of us and helps all you have to do is ask!!!

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