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I just checked Rabbi Blumenkrantzes Pesach book. It says that Aquaphor is kosher. I find Aquaphor is the best ointment for severely chapped hands in the winter.
Mazel Tov! Maybe I’m a little less nervous now. Am I”yh marrying off a son in Israel in a couple of weeks and I hate traveling. Finding apartmentsf for my couples in Yerushalayim is not easy. I still need places for 8 couples.
It will become mandatory at a later date. My neighbor put it out (in B.P.) , and after a week she called 311 that it hadn’t been picked up. She was connected to Sanitation and they told her that since they have only one truck in this area it will take a while. She then emptied it into the regular trash. A few days later she got a call that the truck is in front of her house and the brown bin isn’t there.
Meno, you answered no to all the questions. That applies to most people in N. S. If someone is considering a shidduch from here it’s possible that thier son/daughter is not typical Skver.July 16, 2017 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm in reply to: Marrying off the last one, does this mean we are officially old? 👴👵 #1318396
You’re as old as you tell yourself you are. I’m in the same stage. My youngest is B”H getting married soon. My husband says he’s middle aged like some of our children who are grandparents already. I’ve been complaining that I’m old for several years now.
I googled Rabbi Katz and found a Mohel in Williamsburg. If it’s that one the hechsher is acceptable for me.
Alon Anava’s story is amazing. It’s on YouTube.
Make sure you watch the complete one which is an hour and 39 minutes. It’s called: Last Chance – Alon Anava Clinical Death Story
They are worn by Chassidim as well as the Rebbe. Bochurim don’t wear vayse, only shwartze. Those that wear zukken all week wear shwartze on weekdays. Belzer Chassidim wear shwartze on Shabbos and vayse only on Yom Tov, at a child’s chasuna, and a chosson at his own chasuna.. The Belzer Rebbe wears vayse on Shabbos.
Thank you all.
I ate pickle dip in Israel and my my whole family loved it. i got the recipe without amounts, but it always comes out good:
3 kirbies, unpeeled
3 pickles (she used Israeli pickles, I use sour)
fresh garlic to taste(can use garlic powder)
process kirbies and drain off some of the liquid. Add pickles and process. Add the rest.
This recipe I read somewhere, but did’nt try:
1 sour pickle diced
1 clove garlic
1 c mfayonnaise
Process pickle and garlic
Add the rest and mix well.
After the cold water it must be covered with gauze. Leaving the area exposed to air causes pain. When I removed the gauze after half an hour to see if my burn had blistered the pain set in again.
He was B’H found
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
All pessimists have the same blood type: B Negative!
I’ve been making this for years. The only thing I do different is I place sliced onions in the pan before putting in the chicken. I also make it in a large frying pan on the stove.. Sometimes I make a paste of salt ,garlic powder, paprika. sugar, ketchup and a little oil and rub it all over the chicken and under the skin. The sugar adds a good flavor.I bake it at 375 covered for about 1 and 1/2 hrs, then I uncover it for about 10 minutes on 400.
I don’t know how to get Mordechai Weinberger’s daily texts, but you can read his daily quotes and/or sign up for his daily eamils at: http://www.winnerformula.com.
1 lg raw beet
1/2 c. lightly compacted maror
sugar and lemon juice to taste
dash of salt
Grate the beet and maror with the kugel blade in processor. Can use cooked beets, but tastes better with raw. During the year I use vinegar instead of lemon juice. Makes about 1 lb. of chrain.
Binyamina chocolate liquor is the favorite of most women in my shul. It’s thick and real chocolaty. At home we prefer homemade liquor, but Binyamina comes close.January 8, 2013 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm in reply to: Insanity!! Netura Karta Sicko Forces His Boys Into Frum Girls School in Antwerp #928832
Bnos Yerushalayim asked their Rebbe how to handle the situation. He said to accept the boys rather than drag it through the courts, which Friedman was ready for.
Paraprosdokians(from Greek,” meaning “beyond” and “expectation”) is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part:
? A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
? A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
? A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
? A fool and his money are soon elected.
? Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk there is a work station.
? Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
? Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
? Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
? How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
? I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila
? I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
? If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?
? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
? . Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright
until you hear them speak..
? Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
? Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
? To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
? To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
? We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.
? When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
? Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars but check when you say the paint is wet?
chocandpatience: what is synthetic vinegar?
Meanwhile. I’ll run down and try some fig sap and if it works I’ll stop complaining about the sap every time I pick figs.
I use the small shredder blade of my food processor fot the tuna and for the eggs. With the s blade I have to be careful it shouldn’t become to blended.
Preheat parchment lined sheet for 15-20 minutes in 450 degree oven. If you don’t preheat they won’t be crisp, but are still delicious.
Cut the the sweet potatoes into sticks. Spray them with cooking spray and sprinkle with very little oil. Add seasoned salt or some salt, pepper and paprika. Put them into pan in a single layer and bake 25-30 minutes. Turn once after 15 minutes.
I had the same question. The coupon came to my home address, but I never ordered $150 worth of stuff. I asked my office manager what to do and he said to keep the free gift.. Sometimes I got offers for $30 off $150 or a free item. In those cases I always took the dollars off. I never took a free thing for myself if I could have used and offer to benefit my boss. These offers never came to the business, only my home address.
I once ordered something for the office and we couldn’t use the item . I called up to return it, and was told that they will credit us and no need to return the item. It was totally useless for the office, so I called my Rav to ask if I could keep it and he said no. It belongs to the office. I asked my boss if I could take some of it home and she said that I could take the whole thing. I only took some.
Online purchases or purchases made at chain stores are not eligible for this offer. You can shop a any small business that accepts Amex. It can be a fruit store, the pizza shop, toy store etc. I heard that some stores will be open on Motzei Shabbos because of this. Mostly Music sent out an email to everyone on their mailing list that they will be open.
You have to register your card before taking advantage of the offer.
Kitchen and Beyond on 42nd st. between 12th and 13th Aves. Great service. Big selection. Very good prices. Most of my daughter’s friends shopped there. Besides the regular hours you can set up an appointment that is convenient for you.
The phone number is 718-686-2222.
Veedivilst means wherever you want. Fohng uhn fin uhnfong is begin at the beginning.
I believe that it’s plagiarizing if you try to pass the lyrics on as your own. Who wrote the song and where can I hear it?
I copied the pesukim I needed from The Tehillin Hotline:
Very user friendly. When I pasted them into a word document the only thing I had to do is to allign the text to the right. CTRL + R.
I tried calling the number in the Torah Times several times. No one ever got back to me.
I had a Kitchen Aid for years, and was happy with it except for the size. When the motor died I got a Bosch because it’s bigger. I’m very happy with it. I don’t remember when I bought it, but it’s way over 20 years ago. When my girls got married I got them the Bosch.
When my first child got engaged I asked several people what the going rate was in my circles. Iwas told $1,000. That was over 20 years ago. That’s what I paid for a couple of years to each of our shadchanim. Lately I’ve been giving $1,500.
Someone told me she gave the shadchan $1,000 2 years ago and the shadchan was not happy.
By one of my children the shidduch didn’t work out. After 6 months the other side asked someone else to try it again. This time it worked. I asked a Dayan what to do. He said if the second shadchan thought or the shidduch on his own, he gets the fee. If not, (which was the case here)the first shadchan gets 1/3 and the second one gets 2/3. That would have been $350 and $650. We gave the second one $650, and the first one $500.July 27, 2011 11:15 am at 11:15 am in reply to: S(h)morgasbord. Love it. Love the word. Whats your favorite? #873451
I have B”H been marrying off children for the last 20 years. The amount of people giving gifts has really gone down considerably. Family members that used to give gifts don’t give anything anymore. I don’t know if it’s only due to economy. In large families there are B”H many weddings and it’s hard to give. Several of my children married into large families and have between 20 and 30 siblings from the two sides.
My friends also say that many people attending weddings don’t give anything the last few years. At the most recent wedding I made we had 175 couples for the meal. We received gifts from 42 people. At a wedding I made 18 years ago I had 150 couple at the meal and received 59 gifts just from my side and 51 from the other side. That’s 110 gifts from 150 couple attending.June 22, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am in reply to: Many attempts were made for the Kallah. How would you proceed? #791159
I was having difficulty doing a shidduch with my son. I knew that my own shadchan was not happy with the way my mother in law treated her. I went to my shadchan’s house and gave her an envelope saying that my mother in law decided to do the right thing. Well, six weeks later my son got engaged. At that point some of his classmates already had several children. I didn’t say anything to my mother in law, but was worried that the shadchan might thank her when she sees her at the wedding.
I don’t know if his getting engaged had anything to do with the shadchanus being paid, but who cares.
As far as I know a shadchan has to be paid.
Several years ago a friend made a Bar Mitzvah and one friend didn’t get an invitation. The one that didn’t get an invitation didn’t know what to do. She didn’t want to ask , because then she would definitely be invited. She decided to go and just say Mazel tov and not stay. When she arrived, the hostess greeted her very warmly (no surprise at her coming) and showed her where the other friends are seated. She stayed for the meal.
About a week later the hostess called her up and said, “You can’t imagine how I appreciate your coming to my Bar Mitzvah. Your invitation came back today.”
3D Whitening toothpaste is made by Crest.
chocandpatience: What is synthetic vinegar?
About toe nail fungus: Just last week I read up on on getting rid of toe nail fungus and a few people said that they had good results with Vicks Vaporub. They said to rub it in at least 4-5 times a week and results were visibble after 3 months. I just started doing it, so I don’t know if it works.
A bavrafen is an aufruf.
In my shul the small kids make a line in the hall and everyone gets a peckel.
It’s not only small kids at an aufruf, that’s life. The aggressive(bullies)ones always grab.
Chol Hamoed is like Yom Tov as far as shopping goes. Food that you need for Yom Tov is allowed. I once took my children to Manhattan on Chol Hamoed and they wanted to buy some little things that we don’t see in our neighborhood. My husband didn’t think I can buy them, so I called a Rav. He told me that it’s forbidden.
Sefiras Haomer is not the nine days.April 6, 2011 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm in reply to: Which Rov would you call if you wanted a Rov's slant on a major decision? #757658
Kashrus questions(over the counter medications or other products)I used to ask Rav Blumenkrantz z”l. I don’t think my Rav knows ingredients and products the way he did. I really don’t have anyone now to call when I don’t want to call the Dayan of my shul.
I once called him with something that did not need a Halachic answer, but needed a Torah’dig and wise approach. I called him and he didn’t know what to say. He told me to call him back in 3-4 days. When I called him back he said he researched the issue in various seforim. What impressed me most is that he spent almost an hour with me on the phone. He told me little stories about people in a similar situation, and how they handled it. He spoke the way one speaks to an auditorium full of people. He gave me so much of his valuable time, and did not sound rushed at all. When I got off the phone I couldn’t believe how patiently he spoke to an anonymous person.
I had a similar situation, but I was not the shadchan. It was my son that got engaged. I asked my Rav what one does when someone suggested a shidduch, gave us the info, but somehow it didn’t seem interesting. A few months later someone else brought it up and it worked. My Rav said that if the second shadchan thought of it on his own then he is the only shadchan. If not, the first shadchan gets 1/3 and the second one gets 2/3. In my case the second shadchan did know that the shidduch had already been suggested and decided to bring it up again.
They can be bought in stores that sell chasidishe hats.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person
If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
The best vitamin for making friends… B1
All the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
You can judge a man by whether he will ask for a light load or a
When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you
lost all your money.
Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat
word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears
so we could hear twice as much as we speak
My recipe is pretty much like the one that joyous posted.
1. Cut each sweet potato into slices about 1/4″ thick, then into sticks like French fries.
2. Toss the sweet potato with oil, salt, pepper and paprika (or seasoned salt).
3. Spread out on baking sheets in a single layer (I put it onto lightly sprayed parchment).
4. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, turning with a spatula after about 15 minutes.
Sweet potatoes are not supposed to get brown and crispy like regular fries.