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  • in reply to: CPR #765415

    I got certified in CPR and would try to do it, but honestly I’m not the most muscular person and pity the one who would have to rely on me.

    in reply to: HowManyPostsCanWeGetOnAPeacefulThread? #890577

    I wish we could do polls in the CR.

    in reply to: Interesting random Q #920546


    (Depends on my mood – 100% Intuitive though.)

    in reply to: ???? on women. Not trolling this time. #766034

    LOL PBA! You must be very bored.

    1. This is fascinating and enlightening. It does not bother me at all in and of itself.

    2. Men are definitely more intellectual than women – as a whole. Even emotional men, are more intellectual than emotional women. In addition, the monthly cycles force even the most intellectual women to deal with their emotions at times. This reminds us that our job in life is to be an Ezer Knegdo.

    3. Men might take this to mean that being an Ezer K’negdo means that a woman’s job is to serve them hand and foot. Is the Ralbag actually saying that? As a woman, I think the Ralbag is saying that a man has to be considerate of a woman. She does not feel fulfilled unless she is married, and also has to deal with different things that make her feel not so well at times. A husband cannot expect his wife to always serve him, even though, deep down, she wants to feel fulfilled by doing so. I wonder if this was an issue in the Ralbag’s time.

    4. As for the Sechel issue – I once commented in real life that women shouldn’t be judges, because hormonal fluctuations can affect a person’s perception of the case. Everyone got angry at me, so I won’t pursue that line of reasoning here.

    5. As for Hashem not caring, the way you put it makes it sound like Hashem doesn’t care about women, as much as He cares about men. In my ignorant opinion, this doesn’t mean our Tefilos and Mitzvos are any less valuable. Hashem is perfect and so are all His creations – we were made imperfect, because we always want to be fulfilled by men. This is our perfection.

    Men don’t have much motivation unless there is a women encouraging them. Without men, women are lonely and imperfect, but still accomplish. Without women, men are just struggling through the day. The Ralbag was not trying to degrade women, he was writing for men. (Proof: I’d never heard of that Ralbag, until you brought it up.)

    OK now back to the paper I’ve been working on!

    in reply to: Do You Show Gratitude To Your Parents? If Yes, How? How Often? #765362

    Yes. Every day.

    in reply to: Maccabeats #764975

    aries: to be honest, I was just trying to stimulate discussion. I have 5 assignments due over the next few days, i reward myself by checking YWN – CR.

    in reply to: Maccabeats #764968

    I completely agree that women, men, yeshivish, chassisdish, MO even HUC are all perfectly Jewish (ok, the last depending on conversions). But we don’t all dress the same or listen to the same music unfortunately. Hence is maccabeats appropriate for yeshivish people to listen to?

    in reply to: Not throwing out bread – feeding birds #764888

    Is there a way to do it without being messy? Because it sounds like a beautiful minhag to me.

    in reply to: Are Women Really Jewish? #1064998

    OK, I have the definitive answer:

    Women are not Jew-ish. We are Jew – Isha.

    in reply to: Secular Studies In Mesivta #765267

    Trigonometry will also help you trying to figure out how to put together a new peice of furniture, if you want to save money.

    in reply to: Maccabeats #764963

    My sister says it is modern… referring to songs like One Day. (Oddly, my extremely yeshivish brother’s favorite song, ever.)

    in reply to: Iodine Pills #764788

    Thanks WolfishMusings.

    Would it be paranoid to buy them?

    in reply to: Are Women Really Jewish? #1064949

    ???? ?????’?? ?? ??? ?????’?

    in reply to: Snopes Bible #764796

    snopes is not a bible, it is just a website run by humans who make mistakes just like all other humans.

    in reply to: Kids and Allergies #770740

    I have a lot of experience in this area.

    First, go to an Allergist. Dr. Bernard Silverman in Flatbush is EXCELLENT and will be able to help you in no time. He takes insurance.

    Second, since I personally am allergic to just about everything airborne (I was tested for 20 common airborne allergies… allergic to 19/20), sometimes I just take Benadryl to knock out the allergies when they’re really bad, it doesn’t make me too drowsy. It works for about 12 hours, so it’s not a long term solution, but it will knock out the current reaction. However, if you take Benadryl too often, it stops working as well. So you can use this as a temporary measure until you can get to an allergist.

    Thirdly, in my experience, allergies that are untreated get worse and worse until the winter. So don’t ignore it – get treatment now, so your son can live a normal life. It is not worth the wait, if he has allergy – induced asthma it can also get dangerous. If his throat is hurting or he has a cough or wheeze – get him to the doctor quicker. He may need steroid inhalers.

    Refuah Shleima! I hope he feels better soon!

    in reply to: The Sefiras Ha'Omar game!! #949123

    The Gematriya of ????

    in reply to: Growing Shots…. #764994

    Never took it, know someone who did. It worked.

    It’s more important for boys than girls. Even at a very low dose, it can help the boy gain the 2 inches necessary to be anormal height. Better to do it younger than later.

    in reply to: How To Raise A Boy? Whats It All about? #765152

    Boys are much more difficult than girls. They do more dangerous things and while they are less naggy, in order to grow up emotionally normal they need just as much attention as girls do. Unfortunately they don’t always get it.

    in reply to: Suggesting Shidduch for………yourself?! #913774

    You never know where your shidduch will come from.

    in reply to: Allergic To The Sun? #762491

    You may wish to go to an allergist.

    in reply to: Aggressive Kiruv #761868

    Yes Hashgacha Pratis plays a big role, but we also have to do hishtadlus.

    It’s our fault if someone looking for the truth, doesn’t find it, because we never reached out to them and let them see even a single ray of it.

    in reply to: Is it real? #761898

    I agree with Obama that it’s a waste of time to make a big deal about this. People remember him being born in Hawaii.

    in reply to: Chometz Vs. Radiation #763230

    Wolfish: Same here! Re-reading this thread, it does look like trying to get people to say something, but honestly I would do the same. Like wanderingchana mentioned, we did sell all the chometz and there’s no need to react to a missed La-Hit wrapper like a small atom bomb went off in the kitchen!*

    edit: story is from when my home had many young children and has not happened for over 10 years… don’t judge our cleaning ability.

    in reply to: The Sefiras Ha'Omar game!! #948932

    It’s the number above Teva According to the mahara”l

    It’s the time I have to get up tomorrow morning… gnite!

    in reply to: member count #873555

    Oh whoops! Thanks for a number that’s pretty much my age!

    How are you? I am proud to announce that my family is turned over!

    in reply to: Chometz Vs. Radiation #763223

    Wolfish: It is, but i guess I didn’t make it clear.

    I was thinking about radiation in the same amount as Chometz – ie not the initial blast (equivalent to finding a loaf of bread in the fridge on Pesach), but let’s say finding crumbs in a corner or something.

    A level 7 Chometz Accident would be a equivalent to a Major Accident, IE having crumbs in the air conditioner that goes off in a Pesach Hotel, while a level 1 would be thinking that there might have been kitniyos in the medicine you just took.

    in reply to: member count #873546

    OK am I #18?

    Hi HIE!

    in reply to: Chometz Vs. Radiation #763221

    The Wolf: Those were exceptional cases.

    in reply to: Chometz Vs. Radiation #763219

    There are lots of people still living in Chernobyl who haven’t suffered cancer. Just noting for all those who are sure that radiation kills no matter what. Some are quite old and refuse to move out because they do not believe in radiation, as they cannot see it.

    in reply to: What did I miss while missing the CR? #762022

    Yes, you missed finding out that at least half the CR doesn’t post on Pesach either!

    in reply to: Dream Chosson/Kallah… or Settle? #762006

    While I don’t have a “dream Chosson”, I don’t plan to ‘settle’ either – that’s not a formula to admiring your husband and being a happy wife. BH, I know what is really important to me and am sure that, IYH, the rest will settle itself.

    in reply to: Number of Participants in the Coffee Room #921823

    #106, I think

    in reply to: Chometz Vs. Radiation #763215

    Wolf: but if exposed to radiation, one does not die immediately, while chometz immediately destroys a person’s neshama (kares)

    in reply to: Chometz Vs. Radiation #763214

    BasYisrael94 – In Fukushima, one of the newspapers (Hamodia??) had an article about the Chabad Shliach to Tokyo, and I was wondering if I was in Tokyo, which would honestly be more worrying?

    in reply to: Magazines in host's house #763269

    Stash them.

    in reply to: shidduchim and weight….. #906694

    PBA: Interesting theories. One gets the feeling you have sisters.

    Let’s all dance around using the term, “evolutionary theory”, shall we. However, that is essentially what we’re discussing. In Torah terms, we could say that Hashem gave us a Yetzer that tries to make for the healthiest next generation possible.

    in reply to: Allergic To The Sun? #762481

    I have heard that some people do get hives from sun exposure, and have to be careful to not expose too much skin to sun, but it is rare.

    I have also read about people who get hives from being in water.

    It should be obvious, but if you have a bad reaction to something, stop doing it until you’re sure it’s safe!!

    in reply to: shidduchim and weight….. #906674

    yeshivaguy1 – are u being sarcastic?

    in reply to: shidduchim and weight….. #906643

    I love the holy land: As TruthBTold mentioned, it was indeed said in jest, by a young man who is not looking for a minus two.

    in reply to: Is this makeup kosher l'pesach??? #760149

    THanks everyone!

    in reply to: shidduchim and weight….. #906639

    Actual quote:

    Young Man: She’s a size minus 2.

    in reply to: Do you have a dream??? #1019060

    To serve Hashem no matter what the situation happily.

    in reply to: Sparkley Eyes #760158

    eclipse, as for the source – there’s no source that I know of, but the Kli Yakar on Rivka says that Eliezer saw she had good eyes, of chesed. Some say it comes from there but he never uses the phrase eyes are the windows to the soul.

    in reply to: Sparkley Eyes #760157

    I used to look in a mirror to try to see the sparkle in my eye, – but didn’t see out what people were talking about. Also, apparently my eyes “flash” when I’m upset (my siblings love to see it) but I’ve never been able to figure out what they’re describing.

    eclipse, about the pure neshama thing- I think that people who feel things intensely tend to have it more, and who have vivid imaginations. When someone is truly happy, their eyes shine much more. It’s a personality thing.

    in reply to: shidduchim and weight….. #906611

    As a naturally extremely skinny girl who has been in shidduchim for 2 years now, I can assure you that we do NOT have it easier in shidduchim. I was told at least twice that “many boys are not looking for a girl that is too skinny”.

    I have never had eating problems and am very healthy. Many of my friends have gotten engaged and very few were a size 0-4.

    So I don’t know if this is as widespread as you are all assuming it is. OTOH I assume that most girls who are engaged, are too busy to post on YWN, so that could make it harder to hear from the girls who were overweight and engaged.

    Hatzlacha Rabba and remember, we each have our peckl in shidduchim… IYH we should all find the right one quickly in the right time and greet Moshiach together!

    in reply to: Is This Lying? #751203

    Can you ask a Rav? This sounds like a very complicated situation.

    Also, can you get a more natural looking sheitel?

    in reply to: Guy and Girls on Purim #751916

    I generally avoid being around men on Purim.

    in reply to: younger sublings getting engaged before older #752020

    I’ve told my siblings to get married at the right time for them. I have a few younger then me. I believe Hashem has a person and time and every person is unique but we have to do hishtadlus and cannot risk hurting others.

    in reply to: Advice for Girls: Don't Be Critical #747541

    shadshad898: Thank you, what you wrote was beautiful and very true and certainly worth reading at least once!

    This thread wasn’t aimed at anyone, it was just a general observation and I’m glad it was taken so well.

    My mother always told me that the worst thing in a marriage is being critical. I personally have had to work on it and being more positive has really improved every part of my life and friendships. If you practice being a positive person it really pays off!!

    There’s an amazing book called “POSITIVE WORD POWER” that teaches exactly how to talk using concrete examples. PLEASE get this book – it is like a personal how-to for people who need help in this area!

    in reply to: Chasidish Baal Teshuva #747596

    Same way you get to Carnegie Hall. Practice, Practice, Practice.

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