Miriam

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  • in reply to: The Shocking Headline #1007581

    Miriam
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    Excuse me ..but as shocking as the headline was..the truth is you want to sit in a safe environment [yeshiva, kollel] while my 2 grandsons and thousand of other people’s sons and grandsons meet the enemy with their body on the battlefield.

    My grandson’s are both Torah students but they are feel the obligation to serve our country with their body.

    My family and I live in the south, and right now rockets are raining on our head…. we have 15 seconds to go for safety when the siren wails… I pray that Hashem protects each and every chayal who is out there fighting for my safety and your safety.

    Don’t you think you should lend a hand also…

    Shabbat Shalom

    Purim Sameach

    in reply to: How Much Money Does the Israeli Government Give to Kollel Families? #927175

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    As a dati Leumi Israeli taxpayer, I would like to ask..why should my government give kollel families anything? My nephews and grandsons, learn, serve and work…

    in reply to: What's wrong with the draft? #924014

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    Why is the child of a Haredi more precious than a child of any other Israeli? Learning is very important and so is serving. You don’t have to join the IDF..you can serve with Zaka, Ezer Mizion and a host of other religious organizations. Any Yeshiva that encourages their students not to report or serve, should loose all benefits. My grandson learns full time and served in the IDF and does millium . My 6 haredi nephews all learn and served in Nahal Haredi..there are no excuses….

    in reply to: Places to live outside NY #1035990

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    There is only one place in the world for Jews to live, our homeland ISRAEL! Come home we are waiting for you!

    in reply to: Thanksgiving: Church Holiday #1146296

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    As Jews we should be thankful for everything we have every single day, not just 1 particular day. After all the first thing we do when we open our eyes each morning is thank Hashem with Modei Ani.

    in reply to: Young Couples In Israel #713520

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    I don’t believe parents should be supporting their married children regardless of where they live. Living in Israel, our homeland is an honor and privileged. Walking the streets of our forefathers, living and seeing our history more than makes up for missing simchas, and family. Young married couples can learn and work part-time to support themselves.They will appreciate what they have much more than if it is just handed to them like a monthly paycheck.

    in reply to: Moderators' Hours #712128

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    Are you guys bored? This thread is …………..

    in reply to: It May Be Early But Im Hungry For A Doughnut #711618

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    Donuts have been on sell in Israel since the middle of October. Most people are already sick of the sight of a donut.

    in reply to: Bat-Mitzvah gifts #711361

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    Sorry about that guys……..Bar-Mitzvah gifts is the question..but if anyone wants to suggest a Bat Mitzvah gift, that would be great.

    in reply to: Kids or teens who leave the Shabbos table to go read… #709427

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    Be happy your child is at the Shabbat table. So many families are struggling with their children walking away from Yiddishkeit. If they want to go and read during the meal..don’t make a fuss…..just be thankful they shared part of the meal with you………

    in reply to: CANADA stands up for Israel and fights Anti-semitism #709788

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    Blueberrymuffin….I second your comment. Even though I made aliyah many years ago, I follow the news from the old country [Canada].

    Prime Minister Harper made me feel proud Canadian. Might even look into voting in the next general election if he is running……..

    Saftala

    in reply to: Jewish Local Papers In English in Israel….. #709390

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    Hamodia, Torah Tidbits

    in reply to: Yated, Hamodia, Jewish Press? What Is Your Choice? #707633

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    We live in Israel and have been subscribing to the English Hamodia for years. Their editorials are very right wing and always on the mark. BTW. although there are many frum papers today, Hamodia is the only frum paper that is published in English. Kol Hakavod to them.

    in reply to: Molesters: Why Do Some In Our Community Cover For Them? #711660

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    Shavua Tov from Israel.B”H we had much need rain today………

    Molesters are monsters [they may have been molested themselves, but that is not an excuse] and are a danger to society. I loose all respect for any religious leader [rabbaim]that cover for these monsters and make excuses for their behavior. This makes them just as guilty.

    When your son comes home from chedar or yeshiva and says that the bus driver or his rebbe touched him where he shouldn’t have CALL THE POLICE. Same goes for the mikvah. How many more little and not so little boys have to be molested in the mikvah, before our leaders stand up and say enough!

    The same goes for our daughters. Many years ago my daughter came home from school and said that the bus driver pinched her bottom. I called the school and reported it…..seems like many other parents did the same. We were informed a day later that the driver was fired and the police had been informed.

    Molester MUST be taken off our streets, and sent to prison for a very long time. No more excuses from anyone…

    in reply to: VOTE! who would you like to see a street named after in jerusalem? #703586

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    I would like to see Rabbi Meir Kahana……..

    in reply to: Most Uncommon Frum Names #741023

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    My FFB grandson’s middle name is Dekel. He was born just after we left Gush Katif. Neve Dekelim was one of the Yishuvim.

    in reply to: Most Uncommon Frum Names #741022

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    The oddest FFB Jewish fellow I know is named Elroy.

    in reply to: What's on the menu? #705109

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    Falafel is a popular lunch for people on the run in Israel……..Yum

    in reply to: The Word Chain Game #706638

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    house sitter

    in reply to: 5 word story game #702885

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    island, there was a large-

    black sink hole waiting to………

    in reply to: What's Your Favorite Nosh? #702109

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    Does anyone out there ever nosh on fresh veggies and fruit? We do….Delicious..

    in reply to: 7 letter word game #1208319

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    My ‘C’ word is cookies

    Anyone with a S

    in reply to: Shabbos Food With A Twist #701800

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    Shavua Tov

    How about:

    Fried breaded eggplant with a vegetable salad for entre..

    Red lentil and kasha soup with kreplach

    Stuffed peppers with a mushroom sauce

    Quinoa as a side dish

    And for dessert…A nice lemon meringue pie…..

    My family loves this meal………..

    ENJOY!

    in reply to: 7 letter word game #1208303

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    Shavua Tov

    My “y’ word is YIDDISH. Anyone have a H word?

    in reply to: What do kids need internet for? #700779

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    The internet has up to date information for school assignments. Encyclopaedia’s information is stale by the time it is printed. Where we live in Israel, my young grandchildren [in a dati school] have a couple of school subjects via the internet instead of books. The internet can be very dangerous if not supervised by parents and teachers properly, but if it is used properly it can open a whole world of information to growing young minds.

    in reply to: Making Aliyah #787885

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    I posted the original thread……Someone who cares posted a great answer.

    My family made aliyah 16 years ago with almost no money and it was the best decision we ever made. Our only regret is that we didn’t do it years earlier. Our older daughters came to Israel several years earlier, as students to attend a one year seminary program , fell in love with the country and made aliyah as students. BTW. They married Israelis……..

    Was life difficult as new Olim? The answer is yes but we decided to go with the flow and just follow our hearts. We knew that Hashem was watching over us.

    We came with a 12 year old boy who only wanted to live in Israel and have his Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel. The school that he was going to attend had an excellent suggestion for us and I am so happy that we took their advice.

    They suggested that instead of him going into the grade he was supposed to..he repeat the grade he just finished so that he could be taken out of class several times a week to work on his Hebrew.

    In 3 months my son was speaking and reading as a born Israeli. What a difference this made for him.

    My husband and I both took the first job we were offered and kept looking for something better.

    My advice to potential olim is to have a positive attitude and tons of patients.

    Hashem gave us this land to populate. If we don’t populate it, we will loose it. COME HOME!

    in reply to: giving children english names #699234

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    My 12 beautiful, precious grandchildren only have Hebrew names and only use their Hebrew birth date. My children and their spouses also only use their Hebrew birth date. One of my sons-in-law went to register for a course and they asked him his birth date…he gave them the Hebrew date..the clerk [Jewish] said now tell me your REAL birth date..meaning his secular one. He didn’t know it.

    Be proud of your Hebrew name and birth date……………

    in reply to: What is the purpose of marriage? #698809

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    This is a super question for a Rav to ask a young couple before he agrees to marry them.

    in reply to: Time to Strengthen the Border Communities of Eretz Yisrael! #698662

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    Kol HaKavod Yosef. This open letter that you wrote is so well thought out. You write that you are a former soldier. I want to thank-you for defending our land.

    I live in the western Negev, an Yishuv 10 km. from Asa. During the last war this area in the Western Negev was bombarded with Kassams and grad missiles. We had a grad missile land down the street from us. Another landed a block away. Residents of Sedrot have been tortured for the past 9 years and finally our government said enough and went into Gaza, but unfortunately they didn’t finish the job and the kassams and mortars are still falling and Gilad Shalit is still in the hands of our enemy.

    My grandchildren who live in this area learn in bomb fortified classrooms and have had many kassams land in their school yard.

    Another daughter lives in Gush Etzion, 15 minutes from Jerusalem. The gush is one of the most beautiful parts of our Holy country. Go into the communities of Bat Ayin, Efrat, Alon Shuvt,& the many other Yushuvim and see beautiful Jewish religious children learning, playing and loving our land.

    You are correct in saying that if G-D forbid Yehuda and Shomron were to be evacuated, hamas would just come in closer to Jerusalem, Bnai Brak and the rest of the country. Look what happened when we gave up Gush Katif…….the rockets didn’t stop, they just increased and have been able to go further into the country.

    Our government today must be strong and stand up to the Americans, E.U. and U.N. These countries do not have our best interests at heart. When we decide to put our faith in Hashem instead of the world and say Israel is a Jewish country and will always remain a Jewish country, the land is Holy, a gift from Hashem, Moshiach will come and there will be peace.

    Thank-you for posting your letter and making people on this list aware of the dangers in Eretz Yisrael. Am Yisrael Chai!

    in reply to: How It All Began #698349

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    Very funny! I bet this Rosh Yeshiva is a great teacher. Humor goes along way in teaching and learning…………

    in reply to: Makeup for 3-day Yom Tov #698963

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    Why would anyone want to wear make-up that will last 3 days? It is so unhealthy and bad for your skin.

    in reply to: Giving Business to Jews #698647

    Miriam
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    Where I live in Israel all store owners are Jewish. I believe that one has to try and use the businesses within the community. This is the only way to keep the community strong.

    in reply to: Contemporary Plural Marriage in Judaism #794235

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    My husbands says that having 1 wife is enough!

    in reply to: Shidduchim for Children of Balaei Teshuva #699099

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    To My friend…

    Shavua Tov!

    To answer my friend question…….

    You asked about a black ger… My cousin who is Haredi and learns full time is married to a black Ger and B”H they have a beautiful frum family and are going to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their oldest son in 2 weeks.

    Please don’t forget that it is Hashem that decides who we married.

    in reply to: Shidduchim for Children of Balaei Teshuva #699091

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    To answer the question poised by MY FRIEND..in one word YES! If someone converts properly they are just as Jewish as someone who is born FFB.

    The Torah tell us to love the Ger [convert]……..

    in reply to: Shidduchim for Children of Balaei Teshuva #699062

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    Tzippi, I know of a couple of situations where the FFB family turned down a B.T. boy who was FFB and with fabulous recommendations because his parents were B.T. Another situation involved a girl who was a B.T. for 20 years. The boy’s parents refused to even meet her for no other reason than ‘what would the neighbors say.’

    In both cases, each met their ‘partner’, married and are raising a religious family.

    in reply to: Shidduchim for Children of Balaei Teshuva #699059

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    Any FFB parent that is not interested in a Balei Teshuva boy/ girl for their child is nothing more than a snob!

    in reply to: Shidduchim: Why is everybody lying and is it ok? #698126

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    Lying always comes back to bite you!

    in reply to: Who's the victim? Who's the villain? #697899

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    Moadim L’Simcha from Israel…………

    It is very nice that the guy wants to learn but, with a child on the way he should learn in the evening and work during the day, It is HIS responsibility to support his wife and child. This couple dearly needs counselling. You don’t run away [divorce] when you have a disagreement you discuss and make compromises.

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