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I’m from Golders Green. The area is full of every kind of Jew. Once you move to London you will probably try out a few different shuls until you find the one you are most comfortable in. I wouldn’t worry about it now….
Anything by Thomas Hardy (I did “Far from the Madding Crowd” in school. The Bronte sisters. Dickens. The English classics are wonderful – and I AM biased being from England 🙂
I watch America’s Got Talent. It warmed my heart to see a frum kid on the show. What a wonderful change from some of the wierd, pierced, tattooed youth of today. For a young, respectful, clean cut, well spoken kid, to walk onto a stage with a kippa on his head – how can that not be a Kiddush Hashem! Yes, you can say it’s a bad environment for a frum kid, but if the kid is strong in his yiddishkeit (which I believe he is), and he has his parents there with him (which they are), then I say good for him. I don’t know if he will go on to win the whole competition, but I know I will be voting for him!
Please do not be disrespectful to the many, many men and women who have given their lives to protect OUR Eretz Yisroel. This is meant to be a day to remember them.
I’m a proud brit too!
Ok, that’s what I thought! I read the whole book last night. I do NOT think she tells lies in her book (but I am not Satmar). The ONLY feeling I had after reading her book was that of pity, for her. She had an unpleasant childhood and ended up rebelling. Not exactly rare unfortunately. I think everyone should just lay off her – she’s had her two minutes of fame…let her just get on with her life.
There is certainly no reason for people here to start arguing about chasidus.
Ok, hands up. Who exactly has read the WHOLE of Ms. Feldman’s book? I don’t mean just snippets, or reviews…who has actually read the WHOLE book?
There was a young lady from China,
Who went for a trip on a liner,
She slipped on the deck,
and twisted her neck,
and now she can see right behind her.
There was a young lady named Bessie,
Who went to the Loch to see Nessie,
She fell in the mud,
With a terrible thud,
So Nessie saw Bessie all messy.
YehudahTzvi – I had never heard of this, but went to research it after reading your message. I had lithotripsy about 17 years ago, and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last year. I read that the shock waves can ‘attack’ the pancreas while smashing the stones, and damage it. I never new this risk even existed – I am devastated to have Diabetes. It’s possible that 17 years ago the doctors didn’t know the long-term effects of lithotripsy.
Hi! I had my first kidney stone about 20 years ago. Two years later I had 8 in my kidney. I had them smashed using shockwave lithotripsy. I then gave a lot of thought as to why I was getting them. I was drinking plenty. My opinion (just mine, not from any doctor) was this. I was drinking Evian water as I didn’t like the taste of out local tap water. If you look at the labels on bottled water, a lot of them are high in minerals and vitamins (added in on purpose). I found the calcium level in Evian was high. I stopped drinking bottled water….had a Culligan water, reverse osmosis system installed….and BA’H have not had a single stone in 18 years. I do not have any medical proof on this, but it worked for me. As far as I know there are not any guidelines for prevention. My own urologist did not believe in cutting calcium out of my diet (dairy foods etc), so I still eat whatever I want.
Hope this helps and good luck – kidney stones are NOT FUN!
I’m British (but live in the States). I get water from a tap not a faucet and put petrol in my car not gas. My shopping goes in the boot of my car not the trunk and when I hear the word Math it makes me cringe. It’s MATHS short for Mathematics. Brits Rule!
Thank you so much for posting. I too have been diagnosed with type 2 and have been looking for someone to help/support/motivate me. When I was diagnosed a few months ago, my A1C was 10.8!!! With just diet (not crazy) and exercise (definitely not crazy), last month my A1C was already down to 8.0. I know I have a long way to go, but I just want to stress to you, that with very little work, you CAN DO THIS! I met with a dietician and she broke my diet into easy steps. Keep your three main meals under 45g carbs, and you can have three snacks under 15g carbs. I do cheat, but I firmly believe that being too restrictive just leads to binge eating. I have a mini reeses peanut butter cup once (or twice) a day, as I’m a chocoholic, and only have cookies or cake on shabbos. Take baby steps and it will get easier. I can’t believe that *I* am eating salad every day – something I loathe 🙂 For exercise, I bought a recumbant bike and I definitely recommend purchasing one if you afford it. I paid a couple of hundred bucks and I love mine. It is literally exercising without effort. I sit and watch tv/movie and before I know it I’ve done 45 minutes and about 5 – 6 miles.
I do NOT test my sugars, although of course it would be better if I did. I can not handle the needles etc, and for now, my doctor is ok with that. I have just started on Metformin and am building up slowly to try and get to 2000mg a day.(if you’re wondering why i’m only just starting medication now, it’s a long story…).
GOOD LUCK and please feel free to contact me. I will check in with you to see how you’re doing. Baby steps! Hatzlochah.