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October 25, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am in reply to: You Lift Me Up by Yaakov Shwekey #983050
anyone have any luck finding this?April 19, 2013 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm in reply to: What is more disruptive in shul…. #1091467
Are you comparing someone who deliberately talks to someone whose phone accidentally goes off?April 19, 2013 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm in reply to: What is more disruptive in shul…. #1091464
True. mistakes do happen. as long as the ‘culprit’ is responsible and shuts it off as quickly as possible why should we embarrass him more? he’s usually beet red before the shh’ing begins
a car honking outside, a truck backing up, and a herd of elephants stampeding are also more disruptive but that isn’t really the point here.April 19, 2013 12:48 am at 12:48 am in reply to: What is more disruptive in shul…. #1091459
You’re correct. As someone who leaves his phone home when going to shul and someone who never shhh’s, I concluded that the shhh’ing is significantly more disruptive. It doesn’t make the cell phone guy right, but if he shuts it off right away just leave him be. Most of the time the shhh’ing starts after the phone stops anyway.April 16, 2013 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm in reply to: Rav Shimshon Dovid Pinkus #945958
Thanks! it’s worth it for his shiurim!April 5, 2013 3:57 am at 3:57 am in reply to: The incredible Star-K #987568
If the OU and now the Star-K are out, there are significantly fewer national products that you can eat. :-/March 21, 2013 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm in reply to: Is there Kosher for Pesach Splenda? #939194
Allegedly Pomegranate in Brooklyn imported a sweetener from Israel that tastes better than sweet and low.March 18, 2013 4:16 am at 4:16 am in reply to: Going To The Dentist #937884
Saysme- I’m leaning towards the former. Even if you somehow managed to get all the plaque and tartar off your teeth (which I doubt) your inflamed gums would be a dead giveaway.March 17, 2013 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm in reply to: Going To The Dentist #937881
I figured you would use a competent dentist.
unrelated, what brew kit do you use for your homemade beer?March 17, 2013 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm in reply to: Going To The Dentist #937876
As a dentist I can say with absolute certainty that any competent dentist can tell when someone only ‘changes the oil’ right before ‘going to the mechanic’March 8, 2013 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm in reply to: Marriage Catch-22 #935716
Agreed 100% Age isn’t always an indicator of maturity.
I’ve always assumed that guys should start dating when they feel ready and mature. By ‘suggesting’ to them to start dating earlier, we run the risk of people starting before they are mature enough.March 7, 2013 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm in reply to: Homemade Chummus #934930
I live in a community where all you can buy is sabras. It’s ok but not great. I once had chummus from pomegranate in Brooklyn and really liked it.February 14, 2013 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm in reply to: Recommended apps for iPhone? #930227
daf hachayim has an excellent app for daf yomiFebruary 12, 2013 12:21 am at 12:21 am in reply to: Should Harassing Other Posters Be Allowed in the CR? #929129
I’m just a casual reader and occasional poster to the coffee room. I guess I’m a relative outsider who doesn’t get the nuances and subtleties of the coffee room personalities. For that I apologize. That being said, I’m sure there are other casual browsers who may be as unfamiliar as I am and may have missed the distinction. Thanks for clarifying.February 11, 2013 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm in reply to: Should Harassing Other Posters Be Allowed in the CR? #929098
PBA- how do you explain your treatment of some of the other posters?
And I quote…
“Wow. You really know even less than nothing. It really is quite bewildering.”
Sound familiar?February 11, 2013 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm in reply to: Should Harassing Other Posters Be Allowed in the CR? #929090
Does that include being disrespectful to people who you don’t agree with?February 10, 2013 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm in reply to: Your Favorite Liqueur #928231
Whatever liqueur you choose, put it in a chocolate shot-glass (on sale on groupon) let it sit, drink the liqueur, and then eat the shot-glass!
Do not post linksJanuary 31, 2013 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm in reply to: Popa figured it out. #925984
After dating many girls like that, one of them explained her reasoning to me. She just wants someone who is available to eat lunch with and someone who could be home early every night.
I don’t know if that applies to every girl (I hope not).January 28, 2013 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm in reply to: Having kids while having a history of genetic disorder #924813
“We must trust that these children are part of Hashem’s plan.”
Does that mean we should allow our kids to play with knives? If ch’v something were to happen it’s all part of Hashem’s plan. Of course not! we have a chiyuv to guard ourselves and our children both after and before they are born. A vast majority of ashkenazi Jews do dor yesharim prior to getting engaged. According to your logic we should abolish testing altogether because what’s supposed to happen will happen. Of course there is hashgacha but we have to do our histadlus too!January 28, 2013 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm in reply to: Having kids while having a history of genetic disorder #924812
” “Heter to have kids”? You need no such thing. You have a *chiyuv* to have kids. “
Is it a *chiyuv* to bring sick children into the world?!January 11, 2013 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm in reply to: Having kids while having a history of genetic disorder #924785
I generically know a person who has 7 out of his 10 kids who have CF. Is this appropriate?
I’m not upset that the kids were born and of course we have to help him in helping his kids. I guess my question is was this responsible of him?January 9, 2013 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm in reply to: Inviting friends' spouse to wedding #919121
Just as a follow up, we both ended up inviting the spouses and all but 3 or 4 declined. So we ended up being menchlich and it worked out.December 17, 2012 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm in reply to: Chalav stam if no milk allergy listed? #915635
I’m sorry I posted this question and started this sinas chinam-fest. Oreos are not that good.December 17, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am in reply to: Scrub gemach??? #913679
In the hospital I work in some girls wear skirt scrubs and some just wear skirts over their scrub pants. From comments I’ve gotten from patients and co-workers it seems that wearing a skirt over regular pants is a lot less noticeable (thus more tznius) than a scrub skirt.December 13, 2012 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm in reply to: Chalav stam if no milk allergy listed? #915612
I found a very interesting podcast from the OU about this exact topic. He basically says that you CANNOT rely on this. Attached is a link to the 6 minute shiurDecember 13, 2012 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm in reply to: Are you sure you lit the menora? #914764
Well said bronyDecember 13, 2012 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm in reply to: it's all about the wick #913238
I use “plumbers lamp wick” in those brass tubes with extra virgin olive oil bought at a grocery. Beautiful flame every time.
You can get the wicks in most hardware stores. It comes in a spool that can last for several years.November 9, 2012 6:05 am at 6:05 am in reply to: Inviting friends' spouse to wedding #919113
so if it’s ishto kegufo i would only need to set one seat for both (assuming the hall let mixed seating)