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  • in reply to: Hair Loss with Yeshiva Guys #1170636

    ptcha
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    ThePurpleOne:

    but black hats are worn right on the hairline..

    Yeshiva bochurim wear the hat tipped back.

    By your logic, the farther back you tip the hat, the farther back the hairline goes.

    in reply to: sunday activity #1163804

    ptcha
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    Well, it’s a bit late for fun suggestions for last Sunday. This coming Sunday you could read kinnos to your children. Could be fun.

    in reply to: ewr to lkwd #1165906

    ptcha
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    Look for somebody who looks frum, and ask them for a ride. There’s a decent chance they’re headed to lkwd, and if not, maybe offer them some money for gas and tolls. Best bet is to wait in the terminal where El Al lets off. Could be a few hours, but you’re bound to meet an interesting yid or two.

    Use common sense.

    in reply to: Raw milk #1163035

    ptcha
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    where did you get raw milk? Because it’s pretty amazing. It has flavor! As milchig-sensitive Ashkenazi boy, I’ve found raw milk bothers me less.

    in reply to: Why religious girls do not learn Torah? #1165996

    ptcha
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    Bochur learning gemara: “but we really have to figure out the ikur of this … and then why would this work … (4 hours later) aha! so the … and the … ah!!!”

    Meidel learning gemara: “Well that’s just common sense.”

    in reply to: Creating a Shidduch Resume #1161587

    ptcha
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    If your “friend” is divorced, there’s no reason to keep up pretenses. Let that personality shine through. Be a little bit funny, show your interesting side. You might ([sarcasm] heaven forbid! [end sarcasm]) end up with somebody who appreciates that.


    ptcha
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    I worked in pro audio for a number of years, so I can give my recommendations if you want them. If you don’t mind deviating from the earbud form-factor and going for an over-the-head setup, I love the sony MDR-7506 or MDR-V6. They’re made of metal. I’ve sat on them. They’ve been abused. They’ve sat in my car for months, 100 degree summers, sub-zero winters. They’ve been chewed-on and stretched-out by children. They don’t break, and they certainly won’t “fall apart” in your hands.

    The stock earpads are ok, but I changed to real leather pads when I bought them. My current set of 7506’s is over 5 years old, and they have really no noticeable wear. They sound super clear. They don’t crackle. They don’t max out. The cord hasn’t started to break apart. They’re amazing. They isolate sound really well, so they’re equally great if you’re listening Jewish music in around Goyim or Goyishe music around frum-folk.

    And they only come in black. If you tip your hat right, you can have both on at the same time. They also double as earmuffs in the winter.

    in reply to: Other solutions to the shidduch crisis #1161080

    ptcha
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    Actually, lets do the math:

    Assuming in a typical year, the amount of boys born is roughly equal to the amount of girls born and relatively constant growth rate…

    if the typical age of guys getting married is… say… 22 (for arguments sake)

    and the typical age of gals getting married is 18 (also for arguments sake)

    and the population of Kiryas Yoel (chosen for illustrative purposes due to low influx and high birthrate) in 2010 was 20,175 and in 2000 was 13,168

    then

    20175/13168 = 1.532

    1.532 ^ (4/10) = 1.18

    which means that there are, based on the growth rate of kiryas yoel, 18% more gals of marriage-able age than guys of marriage-able age.

    There’s your problem…

    If guys are willing to marry girls that are two years older, we can alleviate the shidduch crisis almost entirely.

    in reply to: what is your definition of? #1163967

    ptcha
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    MO : anyone who you perceive as being less religious than you.

    Yeshivish : anyone who went to a better yeshiva than you.

    Chassidic : anyone with bigger payos and a furrier hat than you.

    Frum Yid : Your chavrusa, maybe… but he stopped keeping chalav yisroel after getting food poisoning, so he’s pretty much OTD.

    in reply to: Does a reform rabbi do anything other than attend funerals? #1160995

    ptcha
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    OP: Yes. They perform mixed/assur marriages and safik conversions.

    in reply to: What is Trump Thinking? #1164192

    ptcha
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    Simply put, he’s not a mentsch.

    Simply put, I am not a liberal.

    Herein lies the problem.

    Black Hats Matter.

    in reply to: Pokmon in BMG #1161198

    ptcha
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    Coffee Addict,

    There is no other kollel in Boston.

    in reply to: Shacharis questions #1160424

    ptcha
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    As a “slow davener”, I regularly have this issue. I generally try to show up early. When I don’t show up early, I peek at the clock after Baruch Sheamar and evaluate what to say from there. I usually daven at Litvish Kollel with with a Yekkish RK, so you can set your clock to a 7:32 Yishtabach shimcha. One time, it happened at 7:34 and the everyone in the shul looked like it may well have been an hour late. Knowing your minyan is important.

    Before PdZ:

    the important things are all the brachos, first verse of shema, and korban TAMID. You can skip most other stuff.

    PdZ:

    At a bare minimum, you should be saying Baruch Sheamar, Ashrei, and Yishtabach. If you find you regularly have time left over, add the five Hallelu tehillim. The important thing is to NOT RUSH. When you rush, all you’re doing is depriving yourself of actually learning the davening. Focus on one verse at a time, then add more as you become more fluent.

    When in doubt consult a competent rabbi, who you can trust to give you the right answer for you.

    Mazel tov on your growth. It gets besser.

    in reply to: Pokmon in BMG #1161194

    ptcha
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    We had some in the Boston Kollel. There were hoards of college students trying to find it outside, but one of the mesifta boys found out that it was actually inside.

    With all the tznius issues (college girls, summer) it causes in front of the shul, the community should really take a stand against it with some big posters.

    in reply to: What was Cruz thinking #1160472

    ptcha
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    assur.

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