MRS PLONY

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  • in reply to: Patronized for wearing a mask #1900749
    MRS PLONY
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    2cents, please be nice. Reb Eliezer’s argument did have substance. Bonus: He agreed with me πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Patronized for wearing a mask #1900712
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    Thanks for the support Reb Eliezer (although you could have skipped the first line and still made the same point).

    Syag, I’ve only heard the opposite from health professionals: we should all wear masks; if only people who are at risk mask up then it’s not as helpful.

    in reply to: Patronized for wearing a mask #1900638
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    Hmmm… I know that we don’t pasken from a story, but I recall a chapter in A House Full of Chessed where Rebbetzin Machlis kept bringing her baby to have his bilirubin tested so he could have his circumcision on the eighth day, and miraculously his levels fell to an acceptable number just in time.

    But my point is: If your doctor tells you to do something then you listen to your doctor. Have any of the people who refuse to wear masks asked their doctors for input?

    in reply to: Patronized for wearing a mask #1899592
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    I make my medical decisions based on what medical experts say. Not on what politicians say. Not on whet celebrities say. Not on what opinionated media personalities say. Not on what YOUtubers say. The halacha is that if you have a medical question (like whether to be mechalel Shabbos for a choleh, or whether a baby boy is too yellow for milah) then you ask a doctor. Any medical question should be decided by doctors.

    in reply to: Nazi guard scientist statues. #1879465
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    Um, Health, slavery has been around for millennia. Are you trying to say that a specific Black person in Africa came up with the idea?

    in reply to: Distance Learning for Many children – AND ONLY ONE DEVICE! #1853668
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    Tello, Twigby, and Ting? Are those Israeli companies or are you messing with me? I need something in the Monsey area.

    in reply to: Distance Learning for Many children – AND ONLY ONE DEVICE! #1852717
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    So the general consensus is to get more devices? I don’t even know where to start. And it’s not just a matter of obtaining a phone or phones, then there’s monthly service, too. Oh, dear.

    Thank you, everybody who has offered input. You should have a lot of nachas from your own children.

    P.S. Thank you, zaidy78. I suppose that I should clarify that we actually have six children ka”h, but our oldest is out of school.

    P.P.S. Joseph, can you tell me which Yeshivos and Beis Yaakovs are offering phones? Heh-heh, maybe we should consider transferring? Heh-heh. That was a joke.

    MODS: If I posted this twice, then please excuse me. I had a problem with my connection.

    in reply to: Chicken for the seder – I need advice, fast! #1846026
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    Thanks, rational.

    I do feel obligated to mention that even though a minhag is not a halacha, it’s still pretty serious.

    So it sounds like the chicken cacciatore is the winner in my house.

    This should be our worst problem, right?

    in reply to: Chicken for the seder – I need advice, fast! #1845575
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    Hi, lowerourtuition11210. I thought it was a halacha, not just a minhag. (Although minhagim are pretty serious, too.) But, yeah, I was thinking of phraseology along those lines. “It’s halachically problematic.”

    in reply to: Chicken for the seder – I need advice, fast! #1845091
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    Yeah, from Long Island, is it some family secret, or can you share?

    Millhouse, I’m so glad you were able to quote a source, because right now I don’t have the mindframe to look it up, and I was afraid that somebody would challenge me about Halacha.

    (Hmm. I don’t think that ‘mindframe’ is a word, after all. Sorry.)

    But anyway, could you please do me a favor, and avoid saying that something is “not allowed.” I know that you mean it in the best way, but without context it sounds a little judgmental, and right now the world is in such a severe state of din, that I just wish everybody would be soft, sweet, and loving. Even if it actually isn’t allowed, we can phrase it gently. Thanks.

    in reply to: Chicken for the seder – I need advice, fast! #1844564
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    These all sound good. Thank you, everybody, for your input.

    BTW, I’m pretty sure that baked or grilled falls under the ‘roasted’ category, so we won’t be doing those for the seder. Maybe by other Pesach meals. But don’t rely on me – if you’ve been doing that for your sedorim, then consult your Rabbi.

    in reply to: Monsey Stabbing – Hit Gone Bad #1804978
    MRS PLONY
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    WHY IS THIS THREAD BACK?! TAKE IT DOWN!

    in reply to: Monsey Stabbing – Hit Gone Bad #1804583
    MRS PLONY
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    MODS! Why didn’t you edit the OP to read ‘My theory’? WHY did you leave it as ‘The Facts’?!

    IT’S NOT FACTS! IS IT? HOW DID ALEX GET THESE ‘FACTS’?

    HOW COULD YOU DO THAT?!!!

    (For the record, I do not usually use all caps. This time it was necessary. Can’t you delete this thread?)

    in reply to: Guys, Satmar is ONLY 107 years old! #1798590
    MRS PLONY
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    Didn’t the Baal Shem Tov live around the same time as Ben Franklin? Chassidus in general is not really an ancient phenomenon

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    I think that there aren’t enough good boys for all of the good girls. And by ‘good boys’ I don’t necessarily mean learning – I’ve met my fair share of yeshiva bochrim with rotten middos. Maybe the boys think that they don’t have to self improve because for them it’s a buyers’ market?

    in reply to: Not tzinius for no reason #1713829
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    So what Tothpick17 (the OP) is saying is that the mannequins are wearing not-tznius clothes? Why would a store catering to a frum clientele advertise that they offer not-tznius merchandise?

    in reply to: Heimishe Hechsher boxed mac & cheese #1707620
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    I usually do make M&C from actual macaroni with actual cheese, but lately I’ve been craving the (for want of a better word) typical kind. I need to go to one of the BIG Monsey stores.

    in reply to: Heimishe Hechsher boxed mac & cheese #1706761
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    THANKS!

    in reply to: Heimishe Hechsher boxed mac & cheese #1706467
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    Oooh. Frozen M&C! Now that’s an idea…
    No, this is not a joke. I am really trying to track down some mac and cheese like I grew up on, but I didn’t grow up exclusively on Kosher.
    Gotta go check the freezer section in one of the Monsey food emporia.

    in reply to: Heimishe Hechsher boxed mac & cheese #1706421
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    I’m pretty sure that it was Wacky Mac that I had seen in a Heimish grocery in Monsey, but I’m not sure how far back. But if it was in any of the heimish Monsey stores then it would have to have been cholov Yisroe’l. Maybe my memory fails me.

    in reply to: It’s different OOT>>>>>We work together as one community #1704602
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    This is the first I’m hearing about it. West Hartford, CT? Wow.

    MRS PLONY
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    But the whole point of shudduchim (as opposed to social dating) is that the shadchan clears the two parties so that people who have dissimilar worldviews don’t accidentally meet and form an emotional attachment (resulting in heartache), and also so that a non-interested party can avoid having to hurt someone’s feelings when turning down an undesirable potential partner.

    in reply to: To have them read Tolkien or not… #1682638
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    I didn’t know that about Jules Verne. Thanks, akuperma. I knew Roald Dahl was an anti-Semite. But I know people who like his books anyway.

    The truth is that there are a lot of bad people who have produced a lot of beloved artworks. I think that the OP was focusing on the content of the artworks.

    And it’s not like buying a copy of “Around the World in 80 Days” is gonna result in a contribution being made to the Moslem Brotherhood or something. Verne is dead and gone these many long years.

    in reply to: To have them read Tolkien or not… #1681692
    MRS PLONY
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    Uh, Jules Verne…? Huh?

    in reply to: To have them read Tolkien or not… #1681060
    MRS PLONY
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    It depends. What other works has he read so far? Is he a rebellious type of kid? What do his friends read? What sort of yeshiva does he attend? Is he ‘conventional’ in terms of his social standing with the other bochrim?

    And what, if anything, gives you pause in terms of Tolkien?

    For example, the Little House books by Wilder are generally considered wholesome (apart from the contemporary controversy over her treatment of Native Americans, which is an issue in itself) but many frum parents might be uncomfortable with their children reading about the characters’ Xmas celebrations. The Arthurian Legends are considered classic reading in the outside world, but I personally wouldn’t want my children reading them any more than I would want them reading Greek mythology, as religious matter of course.

    You have to trust yourself.

    MRS PLONY
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    I would not have gone out with a boy who wanted a picture of me. The shadchan and the references can describe girl (or for that matter the boy). “She’s short.” “He’s robust and substantial.” “She walks with a cane.” “He has a distinctive scar on his left cheek, but his beard covers most of it.” Etc. You’ll see exactly what the person looks like when you meet.

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    If somebody is “on the fence” on this topic, then I doubt that they will be convinced by thirty-three pages of CR quarrelling. If the Pro contingent is still Pro and the Anti contingent is still Anti after all this, then is anybody’s argument that compelling?

    MRS PLONY
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    Thirty two pages. And still going strong. You really think you’re going to convince each other?

    MRS PLONY
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    Thirty one pages. Is this a new CR record?

    in reply to: Shidduch Crisis: Women who earn too much #1662715
    MRS PLONY
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    Eh. If there were enough good boys for all of the good girls out there, then there would be no shidduch crisis.

    in reply to: Dilemma: Catch-22 With Hashkafa Shidduchim #1658092
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    You only need one – the right one.

    in reply to: Scones are bad for birds. #1649373
    MRS PLONY
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    And obesity from eating vegan foods, no less!

    in reply to: Scones are bad for birds. #1648285
    MRS PLONY
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    They COULD have been kosher birds. The geese around Suzanne Lake in Monsey are such a nuisance that some people might be tempted to kill them with rocks, two at a time if possible. But geese are kosher. I suppose that there’s more than one way to peel a cantaloupe.

    in reply to: Scones are bad for birds. #1647545
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    I generally say “Catch two fish with one net” when I want to make that point. The original version of the saying would create nivailos.

    in reply to: Duh! #1620747
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    I used to work in a bake shop (decades ago). People would come in on Friday morning and buy a dozen freshly-baked challah rolls. We’d hand them a bag of piping hot bilkelach and they’d exclaim over how hot they were. The boss would tell them “I can’t bake ’em cold.”

    Ah…good times, good memories.

    in reply to: Controversial opinion (T) #1618549
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    And you misspelled ‘Plony’. You ADDED a letter. I mean, abbreviating is one thing, spelling ‘fallacious’ wrong is one thing, but making a word LONGER? Are you feeling okay? I’m not being flippant; I’m honestly concerned.

    in reply to: Controversial opinion (T) #1618476
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    RebYidd, what’s gotten into you? You used to post in full sentences and spelled out your words. Now U R doing s/t different.

    in reply to: Controversial opinion (T) #1617955
    MRS PLONY
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    Troll. Uh-huh. Who put that there, in the title? The Original Poster? Or the Moderators?

    in reply to: Controversial opinion (T) #1617894
    MRS PLONY
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    Okay, this is obviously an analogy for SOMETHING, but I can’t figure out what.

    You can’t sell babies for the same reason that you can’t sell adults: They’re people. You can ‘abandon’ a baby at a safe haven, meaning that you can absolve yourself of the responsibility for the baby, not that you ‘owned’ the baby. (More like he or she owned you.)

    Maybe I’m supposed to know this already, but does the “T” in the thread title stand for ‘trigger warning’? ‘Cause this is a really triggering topic.

    (‘T’roll thread)

    in reply to: Dish racks for drying hand-washed dishes #1617892
    MRS PLONY
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    Oh, Lightbrite, you are so cute. I have two dish racks, and Hashem always dries my dishes for me. The miracle of evaporation, and no need to fear unsanitary dish towels. Of course, if you don’t have a lot of people going in and out of your kitchen making your dish towels unsanitary then you don’t have to worry. But, yeah, definitely two dish racks.

    in reply to: Pro Vaccination Paranoia in the frum community. #1616921
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    Texting while driving is very bad. But that doesn’t make not vaccinating good.

    in reply to: Controversial opinion (T) #1616922
    MRS PLONY
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    Um, what point are you trying to make?

    in reply to: The Badeken — The origins and meaning behind the Minhag #1582637
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    Christians use a wedding canopy? Never knew. Not that I’ve ever been to a church wedding, but they have them in movies and tv shows.

    And I’m positive that the white dress thing is from Queen Victoria; In ‘The Bostoner Rebbetzin Remembers’ Rebbetzin Horowitz wrote that white bridal gowns were considered un-Jewish in her day, so her wedding dress was a light pastel color. Fact check, anybody?

    in reply to: Does anyone know Ruthie Pearlman’s books? #1574838
    MRS PLONY
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    Oooh! Ruthie Pearlman! For real?! Oooh!

    Y’know, if enough people borrow your books from a library then when your next book is published, that library will buy that book, too. That’s got to count for something.

    in reply to: Does anyone know Ruthie Pearlman’s books? #1574390
    MRS PLONY
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    Just a comment on flyer’s comment: ‘An Ordinary Wednesday’ is not part of the Yael Reed series, so it doesn’t have to be read before or after any particular book.

    in reply to: Henna tattoos #1570631
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    Thanks for the input, Shopping. But neither I nor Rabbi Plony have any Yemenite or Sefardi background, and it’s not like Princess is engaged to or even being set up with a Sefardi bachor – like I mentioned in my opening post, she’s only 14.
    The reason why she was interested in the henna tattoos because they were a type of temporary tattoo.
    The reason why I was opposed to the henna tattoos was because they were a type of temporary tattoo. Compounded by the Hinduism aspect.
    So I expressed my opinion and let her make her own decision. When she saw the Southeast Asian woman applying the henna she made the decision to skip the tattoo.
    Hey, maybe in a few years she’ll get engaged to boy whose family minhag is to make a henna party like your friend, and we’ll look back on this and laugh.
    And if the library makes a fair again next year we’ll try to get there early, before the balloon sculpting booth gets too crowded.

    in reply to: Henna tattoos #1569399
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    The library fair was a BLAST! The mini golf in the stacks was a ton of fun, the origami artist was a real sweetheart, and the juggler was friendly and charming.

    Princess Plony agreed not to get a henna tattoo, based on everything I had told her. But there were plenty of other things to enjoy about the fair.

    And that’s the end of that.

    in reply to: The Badeken — The origins and meaning behind the Minhag #1567277
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    I don’t think that the word ‘badeken’ comes from ‘bedecked’. I think it comes from ‘bodek’, like the groom is checking that the kallah is who he thinks she is.

    in reply to: Henna tattoos #1564090
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    Thank you Midwest for your support.

    Now I understand you, apushatayid: you’re saying to ask my rav for guidance, not a halachic ruling. But I don’t understand why you reference the chassid shoteh.

    in reply to: Henna tattoos #1563476
    MRS PLONY
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    Thank you for your thoughts, apushatayid, but just because something is permitted doesn’t mean that it’s good. There’s a concept of ‘naval birshus haTorah’. There’s a concept of ‘es past nisht’.

    BaltimoreMaven, I know that there are some shomrei Shabbos kosher-keeping yidden who wear denim and blue nail polish, and who watch carefully chosen kiddie videos. Just because I don’t do those things doesn’t mean that people who do them are oiver.

    We each have to adhere to the standards that are right for ourselves.

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