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Thanks for the link. I’ll ask there.
Anything is possible…but in my humble opinion it is probably a lack of ahavat yisrael that is causing the delay of the Mashiach.
While it is a zechut to do many mitzvot, we don’t know what makes one mitzva more difficult for another individual. Maybe she was tired from whatever she was doing, or could not really afford to make her mishloach manot the way she wanted to…Or maybe she had other things going on in her life that would make this mitzva a burdensome one for whatever reason.
Bottom line–the way a person does a mitzva is between him/her and God.
Welcome to Web 2.0.
It looks neat and professional and sounds great. I just wonder why “Dayenu” is being played in the month of Tevet?
A. What does “tam” mean?
B. Don’t lose sleep over screen names.
How does applesauce go with latkes? I’ve never heard of that.
There is no problem with the land of Israel. There is a problem with feeling safe while we are still in a spiritual exile. Israel is our land, but the complete presence of God is not with us now.
I’m not sure what war you are talking about, but from your post you sound like you are in pain.
Yes–bring it, and yes–use your brain. Don’t be rude and text while having dinner with your date.
Is it really the segulah that brings about the result, or is it the faith behind the segulah that causes it?
I think that segulot may cause a person to believe in the power that God has, and from his belief he might get what he is desiring.
What if a segulah does not work? Does that mean that it has no power or does it mean that God said no?November 12, 2009 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm in reply to: How Long Have You Been Part of the YWN Coffee Room? #719268
My info says:
June 4, 2008 (1 year)
That’s more than a year. Why can’t I get the credit I deserve?
Some people don’t know who to ask certain questins to–or maybe they are embarassed to ask–so they ask here.
That said, I got some great answers here about Evolution. I also got a website for kosher signs.
Bemused, on the phone you hear a person. Via email, you know who you are emailing. If you don’t know who you are emailing, then it’s the same situation as this.
If you are flirting with a screen-name (not you, Bemused, I’m talking in general) then know that you could be flirting with a person who might make you disgusted in real life.
How do you flirt with a faceless bodyless being in cyberspace?
Pashuteh Yid, I hope you’re joking.
Are you attracted to every girl/guy in your age bracket, line of Orthodoxy and health status bracket?
Enough said. Or asked.
Q. How does a man show that he is planning for the future?
A. He buys two cases of beer.
Q. What is the difference between men and government bonds?
A. The bonds mature.
Q. How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
A. We don’t know; it has never happened.
I shop online when I have coupon codes and/or free shipping codes. I prefer to shop on online sites that allow returns to be made in their stores.October 29, 2009 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm in reply to: Tznius Support Group PLEASE WOMEN ONLY, even reading #665274
NY Mom, I never thought of having snaps added between buttons. I usually just wear a cami under blouses that don’t stay closed.
Estherh which “lav” are you “oiver” when keeping the top button of a blouse open. Am I “oiver” on two if I keep two buttons open?October 28, 2009 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm in reply to: Tznius Support Group PLEASE WOMEN ONLY, even reading #665240
Thanks. You guys are so sweet. I’m far from a saint, but I’m trying to wear clothes as close to my knees as possible. 😉October 28, 2009 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm in reply to: Tznius Support Group PLEASE WOMEN ONLY, even reading #665236
If this is the place to get support for trying to be tzniut, I have something to share. I know my size and I usually just buy clothes without trying them on, but today I actually tried on a dress to see if it will reach my knees. It was so pretty. Yet short. 🙁 And I didn’t buy it. I don’t plan on getting it. But it was so pretty. 🙁 I’ve bought short dresses in the past and added material to the bottom, but this wouldn’t work with the style of the dress. I really liked it. 🙁
Fruit and vegetables are great to snack on. (Limit the fruits if you are a diabetic). Drink a lot of water too.
Don’t go for the diet drinks, fads or any other stupid nonsense. Oh, and don’t forget, carbs are NOT your enemy.
These teenaged boys will grow up and they will be exposed to things worse than what they see on the bus.
Instead of making the bus or train taboo and not allowing them to go on it, it might be a better idea to teach your children self control.
Teach them that it is impolite to stare and teach them that sometimes they will come across things that are not appropriate to look at and when that happens they should remember that they are above that.
Teaching them to take charge of their actions will help them more in life than teaching them that everything is bad and that normal everyday things should be avoided.
You won’t be able to shelter them their whole life, and by not allowing them to go on the bus because they might see soemthing they shouldn’t will just cripple them.
“just to clarify if you wear jeans you obviously aren’t a real jew and you don’t daven or learn ever, and you like mixed dancing. of course they are assur.”
I think I need a drink after reading that.
One more idea, smartcookie — strengthening nail polish.
So proud of my Yankees! ???
Yeah. I’m always pro parties.
Medad Tasa is amazing.
Why are there so few real Jewish singers? I mean, like Sting. Now that’s music.
I’m thinking that my (author?) is the correct answer.
I ? the Yankees. No matter what happens, they’re always my winners.
It would be nice to have an avatar, but then the avatars would be judged for their tzniut or lack of it, and what color shirts they wear.
Everyone already has avatars. They are the same for everyone and blend into the background of the page perfectly so you can’t even see them 🙂
What would happen if a black and white guy decided to wear white pants and a black shirt?
Thanks for the article, Mod80.
Charred meats have carcinogens in them.
As do meats with nitrates.
And cakes and cookies with saturated fats may have potential carcinogens.
Pesticides that are sprayed on produce may have carcinogens.
We live in the best of times, and the worst of times.
We probably should all go organic and live a green life. The only problem would be, the way we pollute our lungs just by walking outside.
There’s always going to be those crazy rumors going around. My mom used Johnson’s shampoo on me thirty years ago, and I’m still around and kicking. And I have most of my brain too.
Don’t believe everything you read…
ETA: Cool! I never got to use the edit button here. 🙂
Jewishandworking, WOOPS, I did not know that that saying is from the new testament.
Isn’t there a Jewish saying “Chochma bagoyim ta’amin; Torah bagoyim al ta’amin” or something like that? I would take the quote I wrote as “chochma” and not as “Torah”.
Sammygol, at least he’ll be paying for his own beer.
Just-a-guy, I never studied the Rambam’s teachings, but that probably is the highest form of tzedaka to give a person. Not only are you giving them the ability to support themselves, you are also giving them pride (in a good way) and the opportunity to be able to give to others too.
Bloggerman2, you wrote, “As a famous Rov and Rosh Yeshiva told me, most of the rich people that i deal with never went to college.” True, that many of the richest people in the world are rich without a degree, and true that education is not a get-out-of-poverty-free ticket, but there is no denying that it does open more doors to a job seeker than does a lack of education. Also, not everybody has a business mind. Some of the very wealthy people that I know did not go to college and basically own real estate and businesses for a living, but very few can get that far without money to start with, and in today’s market the only way to get money legally is to get a high paying job which can only be gotten with the right credentials. (Or to inherit it.) There are so many programs today that help Jewish men and women attain degrees without even going to a regular college or university, that it’s a shame that more people don’t take advantage of the opportunities. They can even get financial aid from the government to help them pay for school, assuming we are talking about low to no income families.
Is a white shirt with colored stripes considered a white shirt or a colored one?
Help them get an education so that they can support themselves.
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.” (author?)October 22, 2009 3:00 am at 3:00 am in reply to: What Food Item Would You Like To See Get A Hecsher? #895421
Do you really want to eat a 99 cent burger? I don’t. God knows if it’s not really horse meat.
See how he treats his mama and what he does when he gets upset (like if a waiter messed up an order or somebody takes his parking spot…). Does he always tell you where you’re going on a date, or does he want your input? Trust your instincts, but don’t judge people solely on them.
Mazca, no arab hats on the table, please. Syrian food is yum. Arab hats are not.October 22, 2009 2:37 am at 2:37 am in reply to: Tznius Support Group PLEASE WOMEN ONLY, even reading #665221
NYMom, being someone whose strong point is not tzniut, I still don’t find the word offensive in any way.
I don’t love the stories posted at all. Especially the first one. I think that scaring anybody into doing anything is just wrong. How do we know that the story is true? Does anybody personally know this person? What bothers me more, is if the girl changed herself to become a “better” person, then why was she not saved? Also, who are we to decide God’s reasons for doing something? How do we know that her hair was burnt as a punishment? Is everything in life punishment and reward? If so, then why doesn’t a person get rewarded just as often as they are punished?
Sorry for rambling…
A)Chocolate. Chalav STAM. (Chalav akum is not kosher.)
B)That she is stylish, trendy, casual, sophisticated…depends on the skirt. Dressing is not ALWAYS about religion. My point is that wearing a skirt that may be considered not tzniut to someone else is not a way of branding yourself as an untzniut woman.
C)I did not complain. I just stated a fact.
It’s obvious that people look at others differently. I may look at a woman and see her style, or lack of it, and others may only see her clothing as tzniut or not. Some people think they are the fashion police, and others, the tzniut police.
Amen to your new gezerah: “Women should not be looking at other women: at how they dress, what kind of sheitel they have on, what kind of make up they wear, their shoes, their bodies.” I think that sometimes it’s jealousy that makes some women hate the way that others dress. They may be jealous that somebody else looks good, or they may be jealous that somebody else is dressed in clothing they wish they could wear themselves. Or maybe tzniut is not one of their harder struggles (or maybe it’s one that they’ve overcome), and they can’t understand how somebody else could dress in a standard that is below theirs. Either way, I’m not sure that this obsession that some religious people have with others’ tzniut is very healthy, both for their physical and spiritual health.October 15, 2009 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm in reply to: What Food Item Would You Like To See Get A Hecsher? #895370
Anon, I want those crescents to be OUD.
Who says that Shabbat is free?October 15, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm in reply to: What Food Item Would You Like To See Get A Hecsher? #895368
I’m waiting for the Pillsbury dough boy to get a brit millah, er, I mean a hechsher. His products look so delicious…
Maybe she forgot to take her meds that day? We should be impressed at the length of time that she was able to control herself for. 😉
I’ve never heard of a set amount of money that a person must give to a shadchan or shadchanit. In my circles, if somebody makes a shidduch for a couple, the couple buys the person a nice gift.
A) Don’t tell me to chill out. I’m cooler than an ice cream bar.
B) Yes, clothes make the man. We absolutely do portray who we are with our clothing. That still does not mean that that is all that we are. A woman who is wearing something more revealing than what you are comfortable with is still a “bat melech”. She may shine in other areas than tzniut. Tzniut is not the only thing that makes a Jewish woman special. We have other special mitzvot. (Challah, Shabbat candles and taharat hamishpachah, to name a few.)
C) I’ll read and comment on whatever thread I want to.
D) I wrote choking with two vowels, not one.
Yes, Mepal. He will. But He will also be looking at us the way that we look at others. So if we look and judge harshly “What a #$%&*! How could she wear that? etc…”, then we are putting ourselves in a position where God forbid, we may be judged more harshly too.
This topic has been chewed to death, here, there and everywhere.
Who are we to judge how others dress? Do we want God to judge us on our flaws? Just because the way that somebody dresses is not tzanua according to you and yours, does not mean that it is worse than your discussion of them?
Have you ever thought that that woman (or man) with the short/tight skirt or whatever article of clothing–or lack of–that she (or he) is wearing, is working on other midot or mitzvot? Maybe she (or he) is perfecting her (or his) sh’mirat shabbat, kashrut or a mitzvah that is ben adam lechavero?
If all of our sins were visible and magnified like the issues of tzniut are, I’m sure that those who are doing the discussing, judging and condemning will have flaws of their own, exposed for all to see. Just because one’s flaw is more obvious than another’s, does not mean that it is worse. And the fact that one’s weak point may be tzniut, does not give you or me permission to discuss their shortcomings.
Nobody here is a tzaddik or tzadeket. We all have to work on ourselves. I may need to add a few inches to my skirt and top, and somebody else may need to work on their yirat shamayim, mitzvot of ben adam lechavero and the practice of being dan lekaf zechut (all of which I should work on too).
Just one more thing, please. The shells under dresses. For the love of God, give people a break!!! It’s hard enough to keep tzniut as it is, and I can’t even believe that people would say that wearing a shell under a sleeveless dress or spaghetti strap one is not tzanua. You’re choking people. Literally.October 14, 2009 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm in reply to: What Food Item Would You Like To See Get A Hecsher? #895330
Look into Oreos. I just heard from somebody who is strict with chalav yisrael that they are not dairy, but dairy equipment.