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  • in reply to: Ten commandments of marriage by Rabbi A. Miller #1043515

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    Pba: I already saw that thread. I wanted a more serious answer.

    Ivory: I didn’t decide I like the title. Someone I know recommended that I listen to it and im trying to see if it’ll accomplish what she thinks it will. Thats why I want to know what they are with one or two sentences describing each. If I think it’ll help I’ll listen to the full thing. Thanks

    in reply to: Kosher phones and seminary #951240

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    The phones themselves are more expensive than the non kosher ones, but you can buy a kosher one without a stamp as someone mentioned above.

    I have a kosher unlimited to the US and in Israel phone from Orange. I pay 75 shekel a month (aprox. 20 dollars). I think that’s a far cry from expensive. Definitely cheaper than the not kosher.

    in reply to: In Witch He Snorted #1115482

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    Quirel was the DADA teacher beforehand. However, the job was only cursed starting Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, which is when Voldemort tried to get the job

    in reply to: A good bagel in NYC? Fave toppings? #909532

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    Try Pomegranate in Flatbush on a Motzai Shabbos – they make their bagels by boiling them first

    in reply to: sheitel-wearers, any advice in choosing wig for chemo patient? #894267

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    Hi!

    Firstly, I’m sorry to hear that your mom needs to go through this now.

    I know of a few people who wear synthetics. They do have easy maintenance. However, they are the ones that look most like wigs. I have never yet seen a natural looking synthetic wig.

    If you want a really natural look, what they can often do to a wig is sew the hair in the front in backwards (from the inside of the net in the front as opposed to just from the outer side). What this accomplishes, is that the hair now seems to be coming directly from the scalp, instead of from the net. Ask whoever you go to about this option,as it can create the most natural appearance possible.

    Good luck!

    May she have a speedy recovery!

    in reply to: otd sibling #884512

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    Popa: I actually know a third of the siblings – she’s the one who wants to know who she can call. Its a large warm family and everyone is fine. One child is not so and a younger sibling is learning from that. The one who I know is looking to speak to someone for advice on how to explain to the younger that its really not ok even though they dont correct the older.

    in reply to: otd sibling #884508

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    not an option – does anyone have any constructive answers

    in reply to: otd sibling #884506

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    anyone?

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883552

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    Hi BT Guy – what if the student is out of school – not a student who recently got a cell phone; I heard this from a friend who is out of school already and has a cell phone for a few years – I’m not sure of the reason behind wanting to text a teacher because she texts plenty of friends already.

    Rabbaim – how do you send a text without abbreviations – you’re limited to 160 characters – which is about 1 or 2 sentences….

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883550

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    BT Guy – do your students text to you using proper language or do they use shorthand. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t text using “texting language” and in my opinion it seems to be a very informal method of communication – one more appropriate for two friends than for a teacher and student

    Shopping613 – I don’t really get the connection between what you said and the question that was asked. Do you mind explaining?

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883545

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    Sidi, yes I as referring to male/male female/female relationships. Somebody told me that they do it and I was a little surprised because I feel that it is a very casual and informal means of communication

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883541

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    SiDi, so you think that once the teacher is no longer teaching the student there doesnt need to be a formal boundary?

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883539

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    I am referring to rebbeim from yeshiva/ teachers from high school/sem… but after the teacher/rebbe is no longer teaching the student/talmid

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883537

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    Any other opinions by the way… I would love to hear them…

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883536

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    Mod 42 – do you know where this thread is? Can you provide a link?

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883534

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    Nechomah – its not a matter of impersonal – the question is informal? Should there be a higher level of respect for a teacher/rebbi? Is it in a way a lack of derech eretz?

    SiDi – I did not take it personally, just wanted to explain

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883529

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    SiDi, how about in NY/NJ/anywhere else in the US? The question was simply if the idea of a teacher/student/rebbi/talmid texting to each other was ok or it was too informal?

    in reply to: Gedolim #883686

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    Rav Kook, R’ Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld

    in reply to: texting a teacher/rabbi #883525

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    Choppy: Is it an appropriate request on behalf of the talmid?

    in reply to: ?? ?? ????? ???????? – Missionary problem #883031

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    listen to any of rabbi daniel mechanic’s speeches – he has some really great answers (most of his speeches that are posted online are really the same points so one is enough) it should give you answers to give them and ways to disprove their theories

    in reply to: Kids at teacher's weddings #876475

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    I think that kids disturbing a teachers wedding is relative to the age; if they are young they dont belong at the wedding at all, and if they really want to come let them come for kabalas ponim only. However, if they are a little older, then I dont see anything wrong with them wishing the teacher mazel tov; I would probably even say they should out of hakaras hatov.

    In addition, I think what shteltzoo said depends on the teacher. Most teachers in todays day and age do not really care on a personal level. However, there are more than enough teachers out there who do care on a personal level and would go out of their way day or night to help a student. I dont think you can make a blanket statement in either direction

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    What does nearly impossible mean? does it mean that if a tech savvy teen plays with it for 2 days – they can circumvent or does it mean that you need to be an IT Tech to circumvent it?

    in reply to: Secular media didn't find out about asifa!! #875683

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    check out the ny times website…

    in reply to: with the asifa behind us, what will you do about it? #875644

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    I dont plan on dumping my computer but after reading some of their material and hearing 2 of the speeches, I installed a filter and am thinking of setting up a check-up system…

    in reply to: Translation of Jewish names #874313

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    Esther – ?? ????? ????? ?? ??? – hidden

    Mordechai – ??? ???? – a type of sweet smelling plant

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958828

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    If a man has smicha he is a Rabbi. If he is a Rabbi the proper title for his wife is Rebbetzin

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958826

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    I believe that the title Rebbetzin means that someone is the wife of a Rabbi, regardless of what type of person they are, just as the title queen is someone who is the wife of a king, regardless of what type the person is. However, just as someone with royal blood understands that there are certain behaviors standard in this position, so too, someon with the title Rebbetzin needs to understand that there are certain behaviors that should go together with the title. Unfortunately, just as you cannot remove the title queen from a queen who had a nervous breakdown and is not behaving properly, you cannot remove the title Reb. from the wife of a Rabbi who is simply not acting like the picture of a Reb. that majority of the world seems to have conjured in their minds. Abusing the system and calling too many people Reb. is what is taking away the proper meaning of the word, and the need to conduct oneself accordingly, in my opinion.

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958809

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    the young ones usually didnt allow it. We had one teacher in her 30s – when someone spoke to her in third person i.e. did reb. r. say ______ or _______ – she would say Yes, whoever that is… or s/t to that effect… or she would simply protest and say my name is not reb.

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958806

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    none of our teachers complained about the fact that they were called by just last names. As a matter of a fact, they would refer to themselves, and to other teachers, without a title.

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958803

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    oneofmany: i thought that was just in brooklyn!! but yeah, we had to call all of our high school teachers rebbetzin which was pretty pathetic because it took too long to say rebbetzin and then a last name so we used to drop the rebbetzin and just call them by their last names. Another problem with the system was that I kind of lost respect for the title rebbetzin after a single teacher of mine got married and went from being Miss K. to Reb. B.

    You are not Rebbetzin unless your husband has smicha.

    in reply to: Life After Your 10th Child #872787

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    I would imagine that life changes after every child – not just a tenth… but congratulations

    in reply to: Becoming A Rebbetzin #958797

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    A lady married to a rabbi is a rebbetzin. It does not give her authority to do anything other than ASK HER HUSBAND…. but she is representing her husbands values so she needs to look the part

    in reply to: marriage #872367

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    any tips for effective open communication? like if it doesnt seem to happen to often?

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    any advice?

    in reply to: marriage #872365

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    so then how do they continue? why would someone be willing to remain in the marriage if they have no enjoyment from it whatsoever? (assuming finances are not an issue)

    in reply to: Moving to Israel #871908

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    I myself did it and know plenty of others too. Firstly, pots, pans and dishes can and should be purchased in Israel – Israeli’s cook and eat with utensils too. Second of all, pay the extra $70 for both yourself and your husband and take 2 suitcases each – think of it as the plane ticket having cost you $70 more. Third of all pillows and blankets are sold in Israel too – you only need your actual linen sets. Forth of all, find out if you know anyone else going and taking only one suitcase – pay them $70 to take a second one for you. You’ll probably need between 7-8 suitcases all together so try to find 3-4 people going before you who can do this favor for you. Good luck


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    Teachers need to be very careful with what they say in front of a classroom. I had a twelfth grade teacher who responded to an innocent question – one asking her to explain what she just taught; not a random hashkafa question – with the statement “by asking that question, you effectively took your twelve years of education and through it out the window”. Although the answer did not cause such an adverse effect on me, I still remember the answer, and know that I refused to raise my hand to ask ANY questions from that point on. If questions are encouraged, and practices explained, it would very possibly help.

    in reply to: Is this REALLY what HKB”H wants? #859299

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    HKBH does not want fighting… and it is not the brothers who are doing the fighting. It is a few of their more hot-headed chassidim. There are plenty that don’t fight and plenty that leave at the start of a fight. Please do not hold it against any of these rebbes…

    in reply to: Mamzer #892607

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    what is the status of a child born to a mother who concieved from her husband while she was nidda?

    in reply to: Are Shabbos Elevators Permissible to Use? #858096

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    Personally, my husband and father both do not use shabbos elevators so I don’t. However the Poskim in Eretz Yisroel came out with a Psak for the Israeli Shabbos elevators: you may use them going up as the weight in the elevator does not effect anything. However, it is assur to use them going down as the extra weight combined with gravity does make it use less electricity. This is the psak only for elevators in Eretz Yisroel, as far as i know. Many people that I know will put a baby carriage into the elevator and then use the steps and meet the carriage upstairs…

    in reply to: Hakaros Hatov #935957

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    ???? ??? ???? ?? ??? ??? ????? ?? ????

    There is a difference in practical halacha though…

    A person is required to bless in both situations but: if it is a good situation – the person is required to say ???? ???? ?????? – acknowledging that it is good. If it is a situation which to the human eye seems bad, saying ???? ?????? would be hypocritical. Therefore, a person is required to say ???? ??? ???? – admitting that it is Hashem’s will and that it must be the righteous thing – but not pretending that you’re thrilled with it.

    in reply to: Apropriate for older girls t o dress up??? #896930

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    Before I got married, I used to get dressed up like a chassidish married lady…. tons of make-up, wig, hat… to a/o on the street – i was a reg. married lady but to a/o who knew me – it was hysterical.

    in reply to: Nachlas Bais Yaakov Seminary #852874

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    In hadar, you need to learn: Bereishis, Shmos, Devarim, Yehoshua, Shoftim, Shmuel alef, 1/2 of Shmuel Beis, and Melachim Alef on ur own…. but it’s really yeshivish…

    in reply to: (Not) eating fish and cheese together #853338

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    The shulchan aruch writes in one place not to eat milk and fish together. Everyone agrees that this is a mistake and it was meant to say milk and meat. However, those who don’t eat it feel that a mistake from the mechaber is still something that should be followed/kept because he was mechaber with rh”k.

    in reply to: Move to Eretz Yisroel Without Accepting Citizenship #943684

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    I know of a family that moved here, had all their kids here, some of their kids are married, and none of them are israeli citizens. They renew student visas every 2/3 years (i’m not sure how often it has to be done but they’re all on student visas)

    in reply to: oprah and chassidishe family #851892

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    I think the kids were prepped to say they dont know anything; give me a break… they probably know about mickey mouse and have used cell phones – although they might not have their own.

    I also think that the show classifies all frum jews as hasidic – many non-jewish shows tend to do that – they dont differentiate between chassidish and litvish – just between ultra orthodox and mo – and the uo are called hasidic…

    in reply to: Whose Minhagim to follow!?! #851513

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    The wolf: what tune to sing is not a minhag – be my guest and change to a new tune every year…

    in reply to: Attn: The Wolf. #852855

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    I don’t think the wolf really believes that he is bad and going to gehenom for his actions. If you look at what he’s writing, the examples are usually a bit off target, exaggerations, and things that many people do. In addition, most of the time, it’s obviously not an aveira – just his way of putting things down. I guess he finds it humorous/cute. I don’t and apparently there are others who agree with me; however, let him post in his own style to his heart’s content… what does it bother anyone? I read what he writes, roll my eyes, and move on with life…

    in reply to: Tanach Trivia (real!) #1159933

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    shir hashirim does not explicitly mention hkb”h’s name either

    in reply to: oprah and chassidishe family #851864

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    what happened?

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