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vicpr, I had a lot of teh same experieces as you. I just started giving my baby bottles. It took about 3 days for him to take to it. In the beginning he drank about 2 ounces at a bottle feeding. We were really worried. Now, about 2 weeks later he is drinking 6-8 ounces at a feeding. Trick is – BE PATIENT.
I am alos trying solids, but he doesnt really know what to do with it. But I did give cheerio and some veggies from the soup.
I just started my baby on formula upon the advice of my doctor in Israel. He told me to give soy based Similac which comes in from America as apposed to Materna. I also spoke to my pediatrician in NY who also told me Similac. Maybe this has to do with my baby in particular but I am just sharing the info.
It is so funny that you are all saying black tights. I thought it was only me!!
I also love the shabbosim this way with a long Friday night.
When I am in a bad mood I take a nap. When I wake up I usually feel better. Sometimes being tired makes any little thing bother you, and whats really bothering you is the fatigue.
Did you hear the joke about the jumprope? skip it…
Did you hear the joke about the pencil? It has no point
Did you hear the joke about the watermelon? It’s the pits!
“These buns are raw,” she said frankly.
Health, I totally agree with you. There were some shows we used to LOVE and never miss an episode of, as the years went on these totally OK shows became horid! The change of dress and drama! OMG!
It’s crazy cuz you get so used to it that it seems ok. With internet you can still watch these shows, but its not the “plop on the couch” type of thing and “fall asleep with the remote in your hand”.
TheGoq, I dont know why you think so, no one here is expressing that feeling, they just wanna get an idea of the diff types off pple. I am so not on the defensive, I dont know why so many pple here are!!!
Homeowner, where did you get that from? No one mentioned anything negetive against TVs. This was just a questionaire.
Breslauer, Wow that is a lot of movies? When do you watch all that?
Yes, until recently we had a TV. Got rid of it; not for religious purposes. My parents are into education and studying and we spent a lot of time, well let’s say not watching National Geographic…
Either way, I know I am different from a lot people who read Yeshiva World, but I am sure I am similar to many people as well. I have no problem with that. In fact I enjoy these type of threads. I like to meet different people and hear different views. So, Poster, thanks for starting this thread, I am actually enjoying it!
And by the way, oomis1105, I just love your attitude, in this discussion and in others as well. Though I don’t post too often I come on board to read the diff posts.
I really enjoy Pomgrantes advertisements. If I would live in the area, it would make me want to shop there!!
oomis1105, Ateres Avrohom , is a beautiful big hall, but it is among the more expensive.
How about the new Belz hall, that is supposed to be very big and reasonably priced or Torah V’yirah which is not so big but very nice.
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anuran, I was looking for a husband that was in the Yeshiva culture. I didnt need him to brag but when he spoke about torah learning I was not “bored to tears”.
oomis1105, when I write thinking about marriages, I hope you dont think I mean a little girl dressing up like a Kallah on Purim or wearing her mothers shoes. I mean thinking as in “introspection, deliberation about what they hope to gain and how they plan to grow in the future.” I mean having discussions in school with teachers which we started in 11th and 12th grade. By boys having the Rabbeimim bring it up in class, learning Mussar sefarim, which my husband’s class was encourged to by his Rosh yeshiva every night after night seder. These actions make a boy and girl think seriously about building a home. Why have boys strt this at 22? start at 17-18 then maybe they will be ready for marriage sooner.
On this thread alone, tuna bagel has been translated into diff things. You want your info to come out as stright forward as possible, say things in simple English.
How about a trip to Baltimore, MD. It is very educational plus you have Kosher food at hand.
You have the Major Baltimore equarium, science museum, boat rides etc. everything in one area.
Poster, I do like your idea, however, you gotta be a really spunky mother and you gotta have children with a very good attitude and self confidence (to tell their friends…) to enjoy such a day.
It is quite common for couples that have already dated to date again. Sometimes, one thinks – there must be someone better, smarter, prettier, more charming etc out there. When they date more guys or girls they see that there is not. The sorry story is when you want to see an old date again and the guy or girl is already engaged or married. This I find to be even more common.
If the trend will be for boys to marry at 20-21 they will begin thinking about the future at a younger age (say 17-18), the Rabbeim will begin speaking about building a home at a younger age thus making them more mature, thereby making boys more ready for marriage at a younger age.
You can’t tell a boy to get married at 20 to fix the system. But, if he knows that he will start dating at 20 chances are he will “settle down” in thought and in spirit at 18, and then by 20 he will be Be’zras Hashem be ready.
We keep a detailed notebook.January 6, 2010 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm in reply to: Don’t Judge Someone Unless You’re in His/Her Shoes! #685091
I heard something similar, dont judge another until you are in his place, and bec u will never really be in that person place cuz every situation has its own circumstances, dont judge!
For those pple that date every guy or girl that is redt to them, which many do, then no. But for those in the more Chasidish/Yeshivish/frum circles that date minimally and do extended research before the boy and girl meet it may be proper to give the shadchan something. I have friends many that only dated 2-3 boys before they got engaged, bec a tremendous amount of research was done in advance so every date was really major, have given shadchanim up to $500 for their efforts.January 4, 2010 7:48 am at 7:48 am in reply to: Yeshiva Principal Enforcing No-Cell-Phone Policy; Proper Or Not? #673468
bombmaniac, Cell phones wont drive a kid over the edge, true, but it is very disturbing and not orderly when cell phones are ringing/ vibrating, when kids are going to corners to talk etc. It is not the decorum we try to set up in a school. This rule is too hard to enforce though, kids are not afraid enough.
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A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He
gets into the taxi and the cabbie says,
“Perfect timing. You’re just like Frank.”
Cabbie: “Frank Feldman. He’s a guy who did everything right all the
time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that
to Frank Feldman every single time.”
Passenger: “There are always a few clouds over everybody.”
Cabbie: “Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have
won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like
an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have
heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy.”
Passenger: “Sounds like he was something really special.”
Cabbie: “There’s more … He had a memory like a computer. He
remembered everybody’s birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and
which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I
change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do
Passenger: “Wow, some guy then.”
Cabbie: “He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid
traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But
Frank,he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make
her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the
wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was
the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank
Passenger: “An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?”
Cabbie: “Well, I never actually met Frank. He died … I’m married to
Oomis, I sometimes wonder the same thing. Who writes these articles? Not just shidduch articles but any book featured about children going off the derech, older singles, divorced couples…etc. But then again, the articles come out “good” when written by someone that has “been there, done that”…
striving, I did start using that and I find it to be very helpful but they always and I mean always rip by the time shabbos day comes.
I think it is nice for the Baa’l simcha to try and either compliment the guest…thanks for coming you look great, who did ur sheitel i love the style…..or ask the guest something personal, which I tried at my wedding with each friend that I danced with. For example – “How is your job at the …coming along?” or “how is your little one behaving these days?”,or “I am so glad you could make it, who is babysitting” or “How was your brothers bar mitzvah, my sister was there and she said it was beautiful…” etc. etc.
One really sad song is “In a one room apartment, a story of magic unfolds..” It’s quite an old song, but I think it is so so sad. And the Hebrew song “Av Harachamim, Shochein Miromim…” I guess all Holocaust songs really triger very strong emotion especially that their generation is getting less and less…
I am quite an old timer here too, though I am in and out.
I once went with my friend to the ice cream store (before i got married) and when we got back to her car she couldnt get it to start. We called Chaveirim and they sent a guy down, we showed him the car, apparently the steering wheel was locked, he got the car to start. We thanked him and he left. The next day my friend sent a check to chaveirim, mentioned the story and that was it! The guy didnt call her to say thank you, for her thank you. That would have been absurd! We didnt think of small talk with the boy while he was fixing the car either! We didnt call to thank him personally. The Hakoras Hatov was there, but in a very modest way. What is this with boys and girls that are so friendly and comfortable with opposite genders. I think it is the Yetzer harah, and he is laughing!
bein_hasdorim, oh my that story must have been so so humiliating!!!!!!! Especially not knowing why everyone was laughing. Truth is, I am surprised that adults couldnt control themselves. Their behavior sounds a bit immature.
But it is a very funny. Beware of video cameras!!! Most pple in NY have them nowadays!!! And the camera look like mirrors!!!
What an interesting story! I worked in a hotel where customers give their credit card numbers when they made a reservation and we only charged their card when they check out. We once had a customer that had a medical emergency and didnt properly check out, thus her card had accidently not been charged. She called in like 6 months later saying she always feels guilty about not having paid for her stay. She gave us her cc again and we went ahead and charged it! I was so impressed!!
Bemused, you sound like a nice person, kudos to you, I am sure your business associates appreciate your kindness. It is possible that this guy happnes to be the nicest guy in the world, but as an owner, to ask customers to leave bec u want to close is not a smart business venture. The dispute is not if this particular restaurant owner is really nice or if he isnt.
HaLeiVi, I was just thinking out loud, I really dont know whats behind segulos and which ones have mikoros or not. As long the ones that tell us to do it are trustworthy, erliche pple, we should hope and pray for the best.
haifagirl, did you ever hear th expression – “The same service you give for selling a refrigerator you need to give when selling a microwave”. Meaning when you are in business, wheather its a large or small profit, if you are out to keep customer happy and you want them to come back – like this one surely is – you need to go the extra mile. Maybe this time they only came with 4 ppl. But if they were so happy maybe next time they will make their chanukah party here etc.
I am not pointing at this restaurant owner obviously, I am talking about the topic in general.
Bemused, I am sure this guy happens to be a mentch, like many other pple however, I was only pointing out that sometimes in business you need to go that extra mile, whether you are kind or not.
YW Moderator-80, I dont know if we can just pick special numbers and do things in those incriments. Maybe give $40 to tzedakah, cuz 40 is a special number…ya get what I mean? I dont know, i am just wondering out loud after reading your response.
Moshe rabeinu davened for 40 days for Miraim and then his tefilla was answered, thus we daven 40 days for a personal yeshua.
On a seperate note, I once heard that its important to know the source when you do a segulah, in the zchus of your emunas chachamim ( of the chacham that told you to do that segula), you will merit a yeshua.
May all of those in pain and need of their own personal yeshua, be helped B’karov!!November 14, 2009 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm in reply to: What Newspaper / Magazine do You Read / Trust Most? #681637
There are pple that buy mishpacha, bina, hamodia, yated, jewishe press, and sha’ah tova every week. That can run you about 20 bucks!! We are lucky that there is such a large variety of Kosher and entertaining reading material each week!!!
The nerve of a date to answer a cell phon. Though I heard of a common problem. The boy says he need to be excused, he goes to the mens room, and spends a half hour there talking on his phone discussing the date.
yoyo, when i was in high school girls used to buy lunch every day from a lunchenette nearby, probably about 5 bucks a sandwich EVERY DAY…it was nerdy to eat school lunch and not e/o had time to prepare at home. In fact a girl in my class used to babysit every night, make some money and then spent it on sandwich or milkshake.
Bemused, the diff is that over there the boss wasnt gaining a thing by staying late, he simply allowed them to continue the sheva bachos at their own pace, they wernt paying him overtime. In this restaurant, clearly, if he would’ve sent them away he wouldve lost their business.
I work on Motzei shabbos and way after hours to get orders out to pple ASAP, am I being nice, a mentch? No, I am looking to have satisfied customers and hope they will come back after being happy with the service.
I think this is very clear to anyone in the business world.
Sure, however, i see some girls walking around swiping credit cards, how are these girls ever going to learn to budget when they get married?
oomis1105, ok that boss is a mentch….however, dont forget that stores have good names to keep up, if they are rude pple will not give them favorable ratings…
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Bemused, imagine how good he acts, he even gets you to think his business tactics are out of mentchlechkeit!! He would be foolish if he sent you away, he would lose a customer!!!
What does he lose by letting you sit in his store while you eat or if a boss keeps the shop open a little longer so that you can browse maybe you’ll buy something…WHen i was engaged I went to a robe store just in time for closing. I started gathering a few things, the boss went outside, paid her taxi that came to pick her up to take her home and sent him away. I didnt think she was doing this to be kind, i understood that she saw a sale and she wasnt going to let it pass. Smart.
It has been predicted that before Moshiach, in addition to many other changes preceeding his arrival, there will be rampant immorality (of all kinds) and rampant chutzpah.
U didnt have to go as far as this article…take a look (or rather don’t) at what is going on in Manhattan, that should be enough.
I don’t think it has anything to do with being self centered, it is very hard to put yourself into someone else’s shoes, especially a tough challenge. That is why pple make hurtful comments, I dont think they are trying to be mean, its just that they dont understand what pain you might be going through. “Some pple mean well, but end up being more mean than well…”November 12, 2009 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm in reply to: What Newspaper / Magazine do You Read / Trust Most? #681614
We get the Mishapcha as a steady. Besides for that here and there we get the Hamodia. If I want to treat myself before traveling etc. we get the Bina.
I ASSUME, many pple is these situations have already gone to seak proper guidence, however, are just curious what e/o else would do or think in their situation. They are probably asking more out of curiousity than out of guidence.
mybat, there are some basic business gestures that any smart boss should know. you’ll always have some that are foolish enough to be rude. Watch this. Take this boss of this restaurant, he got the customer so impressed that she is sharing the story. All the above comments reflect pple that are equally impressed. If even one person shops there cuz of this experience being publicised then he has accomplished his goal.
Nice. I dont want to knock what he did, but if I would be the boss I would probably do the same. He wants to make money. I know many bosses that stay over time if they have a chance to make a deal. It would be amazing if it came from a worker, cuz he gets the same sallary either way.