Mother in Israel

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  • in reply to: Cubbie Space in Camp #780868

    DH–You put the same dirty clothes back on after your weekly shower?

    in reply to: The geography game! #1203475

    Ein Kerem

    in reply to: Online Doctors #786783

    I thought this thread was going to be about online MDs. Some of the kupat cholims offer such a service for after hours. You have to have a webcam though so the doctor can see the patient.

    in reply to: Changing Yarmulkes — A Poll #1020377

    42, I thought the same.

    I vote e.

    in reply to: The geography game! #1203463

    Neve Ilan

    in reply to: Family vacation #780770

    What part of the world are you talking about?

    in reply to: Proper pronunciation of words in prayers #793873

    I can’t provide a source, but I was taught about the deformed malach thing in elementary school.

    in reply to: US Healthcare policy #780388

    m in Israel:

    Mother in Israel — Do you have the basic mandatory coverage or do you pay for an upgrade to one of the premium plans? As far as I know the basic coverage does not cover 70% of the fee to a private doctor, although many of the upgrades do.

    You’re right, we have the cheaper of the 2 premium plans. When my children got their diagnoses (3 of them have a genetic condition and 1 has something completely unrelated), we met with a doctor and a social worker from the kupah. The doctor went over all the procedures, medication, and equipment he expected our children to need in the future, and the SW told us which plan would be best for us. BH we have been happy with our decision.

    Regarding your other complaints, I can hear how frustrating they must have been for you. I have to say that my experience has not been similar. We have had splints and casts put on even when we came in without an appointment. We have gotten ophthalmology appointments fairly quickly, and when we had an eye “emergency”, we were able to get in on the same day. We have access to all of our children’s medications and pay very little for them. Tipat Chalav here is a pleasure to deal with. They answer their phone, return messages, and actually run on time so I can be in and out in half an hour.

    I do agree with you though on hitpatchut haleyed issues. We’ve had to wait months for an evaluation and then even longer for a treatment slot. Once the doctors and therapists got to know our family, things became easier though. I do think something has to change in their system because kids who need therapy should not have to wait months to begin.

    I have heard that with regard to health coverage, each region of Israel is almost like an entirely different country. The system is really different when you move from one place to another. It seems like the area we live in is pretty different from RBS, and it’s also quite likely that we’re not even on the same kupah.

    in reply to: Two questions about bike helmets #780975

    Dr. Pepper, you have me utterly confused! Can you tell me the real reason now?

    in reply to: Two questions about bike helmets #780973

    Does this 15.00833333 year old son by any chance have a twin sister?

    May I ask why you want to know?

    in reply to: Many attempts were made for the Kallah. How would you proceed? #791203

    After they got married I very nicely asked for payment. The woman paid me half and the man said he did not have to pay because I was a friend even though I was more of a aquaintence than a friend.

    I think the fact that they each paid (or didn’t pay) separately was already an indication that something wasn’t right in their marriage.

    in reply to: Two questions about bike helmets #780968

    Thanks for all the replies. I’m going to look into getting a basket for my son’s bike. He’s pretty sure it’s impossible to attach one, but we’ll find out if that’s true or not. I’m also going to get helmets for my younger kids, as I agree with you all that they should be trained from now to use them.

    in reply to: Worst Joke Contest #1004661

    coffee addict – she means ant (I think/hope)

    You think/hope right. Sorry about that.

    in reply to: Are You New Here? #780211

    I’m not knew. Or new.

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792540

    I think the better question is what made Mother in Israel think to associate Pepper to Pfeffer.

    The Peppers that I know (Moshe, Avichai, et al) call themselves Pfeffer when they’re in Israel. That was what made me associate Pepper with Pfeffer.

    in reply to: Two questions about bike helmets #780955

    Yes, he has only one hat.

    in reply to: Two questions about bike helmets #780953

    WOW that was fast.

    Just ==>last month<== he was only 14.5.

    He was 14.5 up to and including the day before his 15th birthday. 🙂 I supposed I should have said that he was 14.9, or something like that.

    Why cant he leave his hat in shul?

    He needs it at home to bentch.

    in reply to: Two questions about bike helmets #780947

    Shein, his bike doesn’t have room to put a basket, and we’re not buying him a new bike anytime soon.

    What does your 14.5 year old do?

    How did you know I had one? He actually just turned 15. He doesn’t ride a bike anymore.

    Apushatayid, you’re right that he could walk to shul. But he would prefer to ride his bike so he could leave a few minutes later.

    in reply to: Rotunda at Kingsboro #779924

    He’s 5’7″ and weighs 130 lbs. Which direction is he tall in?

    in reply to: What to do tonight?? #779765

    Adorable, I have enough to go around. Want a basket? I’ll even take out my husband’s stuff first.

    in reply to: US Healthcare policy #780374

    I can’t comment on the American system since I know little about it, but I can tell you that I have several children with medical problems and we have always had our needs met by the Israeli medical system. All of their surgeries have always been done at no cost to us and we have had access to the best doctors in the country. There have been times when we chose to go to a private specialist, but even then, the kupah has always covered 70% of the cost. The system is not perfect, but for most people, I think it’s quite good.

    in reply to: when people u dont know email u #779640

    Thats my thought on this topic. I’m a doctor. Thats my policy.

    What does being a doctor have to do with anything?

    in reply to: What to do tonight?? #779761

    I can give you a big basket of laundry to fold.

    in reply to: Worst Joke Contest #1004654

    What did the aunt say when a camel stepped on it?

    ? ????? ??’ ?? ??? ????

    in reply to: lyrics to old song? #779112

    I can take out the old record player and listen to it and write down the words. Would that help?

    in reply to: Do you multitask? #887254

    I do multitask but not at other people’s expense like that. I often talk on the phone while folding laundry and rocking the baby with my foot. My kids remind me that even the malachim couldn’t do 2 jobs at once, but I just answer that that’s because they weren’t women.

    in reply to: If I won the Lottery… #779180

    I would pay off our mortgage. Then I’d quit my job and hire a cleaning lady. I would give some to my parents and in-laws and open a savings account for each of my kids. I don’t think there’s much I would buy though-I can’t even think of anything I need right now.

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792535

    I do know Pfeffers who are kohanim though. Could that have been the same name once?

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792533

    I’m pretty sure he’s not.

    in reply to: Is buying second hand funiture second class? #778982

    All our furniture is secondhand. We’ve never bought anything new. You’d never guess by looking though. We only buy things in excellent condition and they always get a thorough cleaning before use. Saves us a pretty penny.

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792530

    The Moshe Pepper I know has an older brother Avichai, so I guess I don’t know your brother.

    in reply to: Why is corn on the cob not kosher??? #1021297

    Make that potassium chloride.

    in reply to: Why is corn on the cob not kosher??? #1021296

    The op was talking about the opinion if the KCL, one of the most respected kashrus agencies in Lakewood and the entire frum world

    I keep reading it as potassium.

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792528

    Avichai?

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792526

    Urgent, Please deliver to Moshe Pepper Immediately.

    Hey, I know Moshe Pepper! Is that your brother’s real name?

    in reply to: I Also Want One!!!!!!! #1017424

    Thanks for the laugh this morning!

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792511

    My original post contains an error.

    “my second letter will be represented by 20.” should be “my third letter will be represented by 20.”

    Well, THAT explains it. Now it all makes sense. But of course.

    in reply to: Encryption A Simple But Practically Unbreakable Trick #792507

    I think I burst a blood vessel in my brain reading that post.

    in reply to: SHY PUBLIC EATER #778123

    I have no idea. It just happened by itself. My guess is that I just matured. I don’t recall any particular factor causing me to get over it.

    in reply to: Do you know your IQ? #1054373

    this is kind of hard to do, but i think i did it. am i correct?

    Yes, but if you make it “am I right?” it would be perfect to the end.

    in reply to: Do you know your IQ? #1054369

    I got it, flowers. But I won’t ruin it for everyone else.

    in reply to: Getting a Shaila into a Shailos U'Tshuvos Sefer #1209744

    We once asked a shaila to a gadol by phone. A few months later, he mailed us a printed copy of the shaila and his answer which he later put into his sefer.

    in reply to: Pony sheitels #778339

    Shouldn’t they be called ponytail sheitels? Pony sheitel actually does sound like the sheitel is made from young horsehair.

    Actually, it made me picture a pony wearing a sheitel.

    in reply to: SHY PUBLIC EATER #778121

    I used to be very uncomfortable eating in public. And I was severely underweight so it had nothing to do with an overweight problem. I’ve long since gotten over it though.

    in reply to: lyrics to old song? #779104

    I think it’s on Hallel. Definitely not MBD.

    I don’t know too much of it but here’s some.

    My sefer tehillim,

    I’ve always held you so dear,

    You help me express my deepest thoughts,

    You taught me not to fear.

    Your words are engrained upon my heart,

    Your pages have felt my tears,

    You help me express me deepest thoughts (I think?)

    ……..(not sure what’s next)

    Maybe if each poster adds another line, you’ll end up with the whole song.

    in reply to: SoUp PlEaSe?! #777788

    I just remembered a great milchig mushroom soup I used to make.

    Saute an onion in butter. Add a can of mushroom pieces without the liquid. Add 2 T flour and a container of shamenet. Stir. Add 3 cups water, 3 cups milk, and 6 T mushroom soup mix. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. It’s heavenly.

    in reply to: SoUp PlEaSe?! #777785

    Here’s a good zucchini soup recipe. Saute 2 onions but not until brown (don’t want the soup turning brown). Add 8 large unpeeled zucchinis, 2 potatoes, water, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 hour and then blend with an immersion blender. Cook for at least another hour. Soup will be thick and yummy.

    in reply to: Yet another tznius issue (but probably not a crisis) #778267

    Haifagirl, were these elementary school girls or high school students? My daughters’ high school doesn’t have a logo on their uniform at all. The elementary school does but it’s less of an issue.

    in reply to: Re Female Only Job Ads In Frum Community #777544

    I actually did post something on Luach as an experienced and skilled QB person

    You’re a quarterback?!

    in reply to: Lunar eclipse – bracha? (time sensitive, eclipse is tonight!) #776909

    Goq, that one took me a minute! Maybe she’s here and just being quiet.

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