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  • in reply to: Anxiety #883911

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    What is it like to be in a relationship with somebody who suffers from anxiety?

    in reply to: harvard or brisk #770668

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    I know someone who went to yale and brisk 🙂

    Why choose one 😉

    in reply to: CPR #765417

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    The American Heart Association (I believe) made an announcement that CPR is just as effective without breaths, and just with compressions. That means- if you wouldn’t do mouth to mouth on a person. Do compressions- it still can keep the heart going, and it could save someone’s life. Those trained still give breaths. But do compressions!

    in reply to: The Word Chain Game – Nov 4th Game #1110104

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    1000 pardons

    in reply to: New Word Game #1041667

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    paste

    in reply to: Your Favorite Tehillim #682249

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    16

    in reply to: Rabbi Wallerstein :) #759201

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    “totally, i just didnt expect him to look the way he does! everyone talks so much abt him, so when i finally did see him i was quite shocked!”

    “yups, same here! but I guess that comes to show us that the outside doesn’t make a person!”

    Isn’t it a good rule of thumb not to talk about people…..?

    in reply to: Most Uncommon Frum Names #740864

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    Vichna

    Yachet

    kreintcha

    Shila (not an english name)

    Yekusiel

    Hodaya

    Avshalom (no, his father wasn’t ignorant- He had a cheshbon)

    ( I know one of each)

    in reply to: Crazy Shidduch Story #683629

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    Aw, I was waiting for the happy ending for them to get engaged, married, and live happily ever after.. I’m disappointed 🙁

    in reply to: How Long Have You Been Part of the YWN Coffee Room? #719267

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    Too Long…

    in reply to: Recognizing A Stroke #667409

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    To care for a stroke victim, all you have to do is think “FAST”

    F-ace- weakness on one side (ask victim to smile to look for drooping)

    A-rm- weakness or numbness in one arm (ask victim to raise both arms)

    S-peech- slurred speech or trouble speaking (ask victim to say a simple sentence)

    T-ime- time to summon EMS if any of these signs or symptoms are seen (note the time symptoms began)

    *American Red Cross Life guarding Manual

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1227243

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    I have a hard time believing that noone has had a funny date in the past 2 weeks…

    in reply to: Designer Labels #662860

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    Adding to what Mazca said,

    I heard a mashal this shabbos… An old man had one last request before he died… He was on his deathbed, and his one last request was to be buried with his socks… He asked his family members to please find a heter for him to be buried with his socks.. They didn’t really know what to say, because they knew it was an impossible request. They told him they would see what they could do, but the man kept insisting that he be buried wearing his socks… The man was niftar, and his family tried to get a heter from a rav, but all of the rabbanim said it was not allowed, and impossible. The family felt bad not to follow with their father/grandfathers wish on his death bed, but what could they do? Halacha was halacha. The matter was forgotten. A few years later a closed envelope was found. They opened it up, and inside was a letter from their deceased father. They read it and inside the father mentioned the matter of the socks. He wrote he knew it would be impossible to bury him in his socks, and it was impossible to find such a heter. He wanted to teach a lesson that after you die, nothing comes with you. Not your money, your wealth, your car, your house, your designer labels, fancy clothes, and not even your socks… The only thing that comes with you is the Torah you learned, the mitzvos you did and your maasim tovim.

    I am the last one to talk, I enjoy my jewelry, I enjoy my labels… I think the thing to keep in perspective is that the reason you should be doing the things you do is to impress the shechina, and not the schuna.

    in reply to: What Food Item Would You Like To See Get A Hecsher? #895395

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    BTW- The doritos in Eretz Yisroel ARE great and addictive… They should get them in this country..

    in reply to: So, What did YOU do this Chol Ha’moed? #661899

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    Turtleback zoo 🙂 in west orange new jersey.. Free on tuesdays after 2… Met the whole world there.

    in reply to: Drinking On SImchas Torah #661955

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    Did anyone read the article in Mishpacha last week (sukkos edition) on the boy who was niftar (3 years ago) from substance abuse ?

    in reply to: YOU can Resolve the Shidduch Crisis #664314

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    Hashem is everwhere- Just for your info, I do live in town, and if Hashem wants you to get married- He can get you married out of town…

    Squeak- We’ve probably been out already 😉

    in reply to: YOU can Resolve the Shidduch Crisis #664307

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    I HATE SHIDDUCHIM

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1227175

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    stupid guy…

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697482

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    Who was in waterbury for Rosh Hashana??? Beautiful davening!!!

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697478

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    Any question in particular?

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697458

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    Ok- got me there- so who was THERE when the Satmar rebbe came?

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697456

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    k- Back to Waterbury.. Who has heard the story behind the new mikva?

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697453

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    haha— are you guys a little bored?

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697450

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    Sorry not to be such an intellectual, but what does espionage mean?

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697447

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    Who saw the cover of the Hamodia magazing this week!!! (I can name all of them 🙂

    Who saw the article in the Yaated??

    Who saw the article in Hamodia newspaper last week?

    I’d say this little city is gettign a lot of attention

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697434

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    You are right,

    They are warm and friendly, and I am right too.. They are mostly from in town… No sdeera… Yes, they are there because they enjoy the warm and friendly, and close knot environment… All valid points…

    Not necessarily contradicting one another 🙂

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697428

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    umm… Azi, I can half agree with you, But 90% of them are from Brooklyn, so maybe the refreshing thing that these boys DON’T have is in the air that they breathe in Waterbury 🙂

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226912

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    Any more? C’mon, I have a hard time believing that noone has had a funny dating experience this week. Besides, I could use a good laugh.

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226905

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    Because I am not a feminist, and I personally would rather feeling like the girl on a date and have a guy take me out… I have driven my car on the first date when I had to, I like to drive, and I have also driven on dates later on.. I have no problem with it, I just prefer that the guy drive.. They seem better at talking and driving then I do 🙂

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226901

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    This is getting boring- any new stories…?

    In reference to the guy with the learners permit..

    I once went out with a guy, and the shadchan told me,

    He doesn’t have a license but hes a very good driver (he had been in eretz yisroel since before he could get a license) So she hasked me if i minded if he drove… (MY CAR)

    Since I am over 18 and had my license for over 5 years, in my state it is legal for someone without a license to drive with someone who has their license (With those conditions met)…

    He was a half decent driver,

    but the whole time my was hand was grabbing the arm rest by the window for dear life! And I was gasping every time he stopped short…

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226640

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    a friend of mine once got picked up by a guy in a car service…

    Oops, the service ran out of regular sedans, so he picked her up in a 15 seater…

    Not all of the seats were installed, just the back one, so she told me they were sliding all over the van…

    No, they did not get married.

    Another one…

    Once someone I know Went out with a guy in Eretz Yisroel who was very tall.

    When they were leaving the hotel lobby, he hailed a cab, and opened the door for her so she could get in behind the passenger seat. Since he was a good 6-7 inches taller than her (She is 5’9″) She began to slide over behind the driver’s seat (which is pushed farther back) so he would have some leg room (aww so considerate) She leaned over to move over, and her leg was a little bit out the door… He closed the door on her leg… He felt terrible! And apologized profusely… She very much in pain responded, “It’s ok, I still have another one…”

    They didn’t get married either..

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643549

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    oomis: “I don’t feel that I or my family members should be dressing the way the Yeshivish crowd does”

    I’m not saying you should feel the need to dress that way- The problem comes when people associate a person’s level of frumkeit with accessories they adorn… I wonder if it would bother you if someone felt you were less frum because you weren’t wearing a hat and jacket (not saying you should or shouldn’t- that’s for another thread) I think people see people in hats in jackets in sweltering weather, and maybe think in the back of their minds “Oh, so you think you are better than me because you are wearing a hat and jacket at the zoo in 9o degrees.” Where it may look silly to them, like I said… Who cares, that’s between them and the Ribono Shel Olam… Not you

    aussieboy: “reason is not because they feel bad that they are so hot.”

    I was being facetious… people said they believed it looked silly to be shvitzing in the zoo in 90+ weather in a hat and jacket– I know they aren’t sympathetic towards how hot they are 😉

    in reply to: Hat and Jacket at Chuck-E-Cheese??? #643540

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    I think there are a few issues here…

    1) I don’t see why it should bother the next person if they see someone wearing a suit and a hat… What’s it it you? Let them be hot- it was obviously their conscious choice. Goyim have seen Yidden, they know this is the way some dress, and they are pretty accepting of it.. (It doesn’t bother them) I think it bothers their Jewish “brethren” (for lack of a better word) Who don’t necessarily wear the same levush who have more of an problem, and who are more sensitive. –> Which gets me to my second issue.

    2) I believe that people who see these men wearing hats and jackets out of the beis medrash or shul, don’t necessarily have their best interests at heart. What’s bothering them is not that they look hot and they feel bad that they are wearing a few extra layers. They are self conscious that they themselves choose not to dress that way (not making a statement that they should or shouldn’t) and that because these men are making a statement, they feel that it reflects poorly on them and their level of frumkeit. The problem is when people think that the hat and jacket creates the ben torah… And that if you are missing the hat and the jacket then you can’t possible be a ben torah (Which is not true)

    People see it as these men are looking to be superior and better because they are dressing in a certain way. (Which my or may not be true depending on the person)

    But the most important thing is that however you dress YOU ARE DRESSING TO IMPRESS THE SHECHINA, NOT THE SHECHUNA and as “heilige” as you want to dress on the outside, make sure that your insides match…

    Just my 2-sense

    Take it for what its worth..

    But, I feel like worrying about the hat and jacket isn’t what’s going to make moshiach come sooner, rather we should be working on becoming better and growing in our Yiddishkeit, and be accepting of other Yidden who are being Ovdei Hashem, but maybe not the exact way as you.

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226446

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    I didn’t say how COULD they remember a guy they went out with a year ago….

    I said, how could they NOT remember a person they went out with a year ago.. I hear that in a year you could potentially forget the NAME of a person, but usually when you are face to face, you remember that you dated before… And what’s weirder is that it took them all the way to the hotel lobby to remember… Interesting…

    in reply to: Waterbury Connecticut: The In Town Out of Town Alternative #697421

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    are the rumors true? Is the pizza place really reopening?

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226435

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    How could she not remember a guy she went out with a year ago…

    in reply to: Fave Foods #639516

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    I read through all of this, and i can’t belive NOONE said SUSHI!!!

    in reply to: Shidduch Segullah! #1150489

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    Daven with a lot of kavana on Purim… Purim is a big eis ratzon….

    in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226407

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    ames, just wondering, why were you going out when you were in 12th grade? (Unless maybe I misunderstood the story)

    in reply to: POLL: Do You Think YWN Should Have More Mods To Go Faster #832164

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    qwerty, you can’t even spell “wanted” and you expect them to make you mod??? sorry. Tho i was almost convinced you would be there next candidate. better luck next time.

    in reply to: The CR Laboratory: Try Your HTML Formatting Experiments Here #630732

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    brooklyn, dont be too fast to turn down shidduchim these days…

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Moderator-99! #630909

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    Happy Birth day to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to YW Mod99, happy birthday to you!! How old are you now, how old are you now, how old are you noooow, how old are you now???????????????????????

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Hey, wheres the birthday cake, artists?

    in reply to: Who’s Your Favorite for Moderator? #653212

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    Rosh…. check out the middle row of your keyboard 🙂

    in reply to: School Help! Please! #630779

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    Is this turning into the “homework helpline”…?

    in reply to: Women Driving #1161775

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    Many chassidish ladies don’t drive… Many Brisker men don’t drive beshittah… (bittul torah) Here’s the sheila… Who drives when a chassidish lady marries a brisker 😉

    in reply to: Who’s Your Favorite for Moderator? #652987

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    This thread should be called…

    People With Too Much Time on Their Hands

    in reply to: Mesivta Bochurim With Cell Phones #627796

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    There is a certain out of town yeshiva (mesivta) where the rule is that the bochurim may only have kosher phones, they must be turned in during school hours, and are returned to them during free time. Here is what all of the bochurim did… They got kosher phones, they follow the rules with the phones, and at all other times they have their regular phones that they are able to use and call whoever they want whenever they want…. Hmm… Sounds like cell phones for responsible mesivta bochurim is a great idea, don’t you think?

    in reply to: Shidduchim & Weight #625445

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    torahls1, sorry I don’t respond to shtusim and to people who don’t ask questions to get real answers, but rather to fight their point without caring what anyone else says. Enough people answered back to the meshugas that you wrote, you don’t need to hear more from me. I didn’t start this thread to fight with people. I started it to express an issue.

    in reply to: Shidduchim & Weight #625441

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    These back and forth postings are not getting anywhere. There are those that believe that the surface should hold more weight (No pun intended) And there are those who believe that you should in many cases look beyond surface deep. We all I think, I hope realize that in the IDEAL world it’s middos that are the ikar over chitzonius and gashmius, but many people aren’t there, and they need a perfectly trim package to seal the deal. Unfortunately people aren’t changing their views, because there is too much pressure and too much caring about what the oilam thinks to choose a spouse that doesn’t depict that which everyone will be impressed by. But I hope that people will stop and think about what is important in a shidduch before a potential is “nixed” over something that after getting to know and appreciate a person isn’t as important as a name and a pretty picture of someone you don’t know. OF course attractiveness is important, of course being healthy and taking care of yourself is important, but if a person doesn’t fit that picture perfect image you had in your head, then maybe think, twice and give it a chance.

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