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  • in reply to: Subtitles were a very special thing and now they are gone! :-( #1244862
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    😮

    You mean to tell me I worked so hard to get one I like, and it’s no more?!

    (I do like the new look btw. I may stop by more often now.)

    in reply to: 12 STEP!!! HELPPPP #1184137
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    Happygirlygirl – Why don’t you start off with reading the “Alcoholic Annonymous” book? (You can download it as an ebook or PDF if you don’t want anyone around you to know what you’re reading, BTDT.) While it is written for those with alcohol addiction, the basic principles are identical across all addictions.

    The book will give you the basics and bit more insight about the 12 Steps. And as far as meetings, as kapusta said, see if you can find a group online. Once you see what it’s all about, you can make a better decision about joining a live group.

    in reply to: Games for Shabbos #1191323
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    Snake Oil is loads of fun for those people with big imagination.

    in reply to: attn LAB #1136884
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    Very offensive.

    The video was targeting people who would join the competition, not everyone. I doubt those people found it offensive. (That’s my opinion, maybe they do, don’t know. I’m not in that position b”h.)

    in reply to: POLL: 1 outfit on 1 shabbos? #1134084
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    Does keeping tznius mean you have to be boring and one dimensional?

    That’s how tznius is “marketed” in many schools. Go figure.

    And then they wonder why it’s not working.

    in reply to: POLL: 1 outfit on 1 shabbos? #1134079
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    I have done that when I was too lazy to pick out something to wear Shabbos morning. And luckily I was also too lazy to hang up my stuff from the night before. But I usually don’t. Most people don’t.

    My high school give out this poem every year before school shabbos:

    The Plain Campaign:

    Join our campaign

    Please dress plain

    It’s not the outfit that amount

    But the person that counts

    So reduce all the stress

    And simply dress less

    And on Friday you’ll see

    How simple you can be

    You’ll look very nice

    If you wear your skirt thrice

    Just vary the shirt

    And please avoid dirt

    Remember, there’s nothing wrong

    With a skirt that’s properly long

    But there’s something not right

    With a skirt that’s too tight

    So straighten your priorities

    And wear a big smile

    And then, School Name Here

    You’ll really be in style

    in reply to: Nice warm, affordable community in the US #1132541
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    Manalapan, 25 minutes from Lakewood. Small kollel, nice but small and active frum community. Bigger non-orthodox community as well.

    Passaic is bigger, but also nice.

    Eatontown/Oakhurst near Long Branch which has a big Sfardi/Syrian community.

    I second Bensalem, PA. Nice people.

    Rochester, NY

    Waterbury, CT

    Norfolk, VA

    Ray2220, feel free to ask any questions. I’ve looked in to all the communities I mentioned as we’re looking to relocate too.

    in reply to: Your Oldest Memories #1132916
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    Riding in a station wagon (carpooling to playgroup) on the seat facing backwards. The girl sitting next to me vomited all over me. When I got to playgroup I was excited to change in to the clothing I never got to wear (aka the extra set my mother sent in the beginning of the year in case of an accident). I was 2.5 at the time.

    in reply to: Multiple Screen Names? #1110804
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    in reply to: I'm reading a great book! #1110611
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    MDG-There’s an excerpt on Artscroll’s website.

    Looks very intriguing, thanks eclipse for mentioning!

    in reply to: guitar #1110934
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    Teardrop by Abie Rottenberg. Very basic and pretty repetitive.

    While I was in camp a couple years back, a fellow staff member taught a few other girls how to play guitar and that was her go to song…It’s still coming out of my ears.

    (“It’s the 3 weeks! Please tell me there’s no guitar lessons today!!”

    “You call that music?”

    groan)

    in reply to: Ma Rotzeh Hashem Mimeni? #1110849
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    I feel like a machine without an “off” button.

    Does anyone have a cleaning lady who can do Thursday afternoon or Fridays?

    Wake up, feed baby, bathe and dress baby, put baby to sleep, (breath), eat breakfast, get dressed, prepare supper, cleanup, feed baby, change baby, go to work, work, work, work, work, work, pick up baby, feed baby, change baby, eat supper, cleanup, errands, feed baby, change baby, sleep, wake up, feed baby, sleep, wake up, feed baby….

    Oh and cook and clean for Shabbos at some point in the blur of days and nights…

    How do mothers stay sane?! This problem is a lot more than just lack of cleaning help.

    Any practical tips on how to find time to just live and be yourself?

    Or you can just reassure me that this is a passing stage and I should just enjoy it because there are so many that wish they can be in my shoes. I can never hear that enough, it has a hard time sticking in my head.

    in reply to: The Deeper Meaning of Hafrashas Challa #1115954
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    When I’m mafrish challah, I do it because it’s a mitzvah. I don’t knead a deeper meaning than that.

    I did the same, until the day I thought for a second what I was doing and wanted to know why. I hate doing things by rote, so I knead a deeper meaning.

    in reply to: The Deeper Meaning of Hafrashas Challa #1115951
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    Torah613Torah: That’s off the top of your head?! Do you teach this subject or something? That’s impressive.

    Thanks for your answers. I find them fascinating. Do you know any sources where I can research this further?

    theprof1: That is so interesting! Do you know whose explanation that is or where I can learn more?

    in reply to: Chewing gum in the bathroom? #1108189
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    What about talking on the phone in the restroom? More points if it’s in a public restroom.

    in reply to: Processed meats can cause cancer, experts say #1110872
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    If only everyone would read the details of the study…

    Who even eats more than 160 grams of meat every single day of their lives?

    It’s true the same way that soy affects your reproduction system is true…

    in reply to: Tehilim Site??? #1099505
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    Mods, please let this link through

    http://tehilimyahad.com/

    in reply to: Tackling Laundry #1099430
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    i do about 4-5 loads of laundry every sunday morning.

    Same here. Once a week.

    And for the things you need washed before Sunday (ex. baby clothing) just bypass the hamper and put them straight in the washer. No digging through dirty stuff to find what you need when you’re ready to run a load.

    in reply to: Welcome Back Wagon #1186307
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    Welcome back Shopping613! Good to see you again 😉

    in reply to: samsung vs iphone #1098426
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    iPhones don’t take sd cards, so if you’re going to go with that make sure to invest in one that will have enough storage for you. Or be prepared to upgrade your iCloud storage.

    As per TAG (Technology Awareness Group), Androids are harder to filter. If that’s a game changer for you go with the iPhone or Blackberry.

    in reply to: Seminary-ish experiance without Seminary? LAKEWOOD #1093937
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    Rabbi Zelig Freilich has a night Seminary in Lakewood with very good classes. look him up in a Lakewood phone book

    I second this. Great classes and great atmosphere.

    Penima (google Penima Lakewood) also runs throughout the year if you’re looking for something not as intense. (R Feilich’s classes are 3 nights a week- more of a commitment, while Penima is just Wednesday nights I believe).

    in reply to: is morality relative? #1086584
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    Morality absolutely IS relative. TORAH morality is not, however, and is absolute and for all time.

    And this, my friends, sums up the entire question in 16 words. Thanks oomis!

    in reply to: Torah Anytime Shiur Recommendations #1091214
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    feivel – thanks again for that recommendation! Great story!!

    And thanks to everyone else who took the time to reply.

    in reply to: is morality relative? #1086552
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    Morality is halacha.

    Sigh….I’ve had the same question for ages. Discussed it here once (see here: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/using-physical-force#post-49188)

    Morality is not halacha. As Orthodox Jews we can only hope that our morals come from the Torah but given today’s society that is often not the case.

    in reply to: Torah Anytime Shiur Recommendations #1091202
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    Feivel – thanks! Sounds interesting and looking forward to listening. Good thing I looked it up before I hit the road as it’s not on the TA app so had to download from the website and then upload to my phone…

    in reply to: A little rain never hurt anyone #1082810
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    A little rain never hurt anyone

    On the contrary, when it really started coming down yesterday I finally got some reprieve from seasonal allergies…this year’s been really tough.

    Let it rain!!!

    in reply to: silly songs you learnt as a kid #1082422
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    in 1st grade we learnt this song when we saw a mouse in class. the teacher had all of us stand on our chairs and scream this song in hebrew. I’ll just type out the english translation:

    mouse, mouse, listen to me

    or else the cat will come quickly!

    He has teeth! He has lips!

    Mouse, mouse, run, run, run!

    That reminds me…

    “Three blind mice…see how they run…”

    I can’t finish the rest it’s too horrid.

    in reply to: silly songs you learnt as a kid #1082417
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    Little Miss Muffit

    Humpty Dumpty

    And any other Mother Goose rhymes.

    And there are some songs I thought were pointless but I actually use now, like the multiplication tables I learnt in third grade, and the provinces of Canada…

    in reply to: Song Lyrics #1155255
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    Anyone know if I can find the lyrics to the new Miracles album online? (Great album btw, especially for those long-time Camp Bnosers-all our favorites ;))

    in reply to: Stove top cake and other recipes #1075887
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    I’ll see if I could find out about which cookie it was…can’t seem to remember. And yes, regular mustard from a bottle (but not spicy brown).

    in reply to: Stove top cake and other recipes #1075884
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    I don’t have a recipe for cookies, but I do remember my sister using a frying pan for cookies and they were really good!! (During Superstorm Sandy we got stuck with a bowl of cookie dough and no power…)

    Regarding other stovetop recipes, I have a bunch!! I work till 6 so I need supper ready within a half hour when I walk in the door and I find that anything on the stovetop cooks real fast.

    I’ll post one for now and try to make time for more later.

    Honey Mustard Chicken (from Fresh and Easy by Leah Shapira)

    Cut chicken cutlets in to strips. Season with salt and pepper.

    Heat 3-4 tbs oil and add 1-2 onions diced. (The onions in this recipe come out really good, caramelized to perfection so if you go for onions definitely use 2.) Cook 10-15 min till golden.

    Add chicken and any vegetables if using (I like using red pepper, but really put in anything you like). Cook 5 min or until chicken turns white.

    Add 3 tablespoons each of mustard, honey, and soy sauce. Cook 10-15 minutes.

    I serve it on rice, though recipe says orzo is also good.

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    It’s not sitting between two women. It’s walking between them. It causes forgetfulness. Horiyos 13b

    What about a married woman between two men (and is it different if it’s her husband and her brother)?

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    Anyone ever hear of a married person not sitting between two people of the opposite gender (even if one of them is your spouse and the other is your sibling)?

    Not to put on or take off multiple pieces of clothing at the same time (think tshirt & tzitzis). if i remember correctly it may cause forgetfulness. 🙂

    Heard of this one too and would love a source.

    Also, anyone know a source about getting rid of cut nails? My mother holds that it has to get washed away (down the drain, in the toilet…) because it’s a part of your body. Is something wrong with the just wrapping well and throwing out?

    Is there a source that a pregnant woman should not gaze at animals? And what about stepping on cut nails? (I know that’s a well-known one, but what’s the source?)

    in reply to: What do I do with all this Challa? #1066836
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    french toast?

    We had a good breakfast this morning 🙂

    Goq – Never saw such a thing.

    LF – Nah, I’ll let him hunt for it. I need some entertainment after all this cleaning. (Husband’s minhag is not to sell any chometz)

    in reply to: What do I do with all this Challa? #1066831
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    Bread pudding?

    ?

    in reply to: I don't have a subtitle #1066570
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    Amphetamines-Amphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant of the phenethylamine class that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

    For the uninformed like me who had to look up on Wikipedia what this means.

    in reply to: And faster, and FASTER, AND FASTER AND……. CRASH!! #1076380
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    I’m running out of breath. How do you just keep going?

    in reply to: Naming A Child After Someone With Weird Name #1121207
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    Shprintza Henna Raizel Gitty Batsheva. But everyone calls her Batsheva, cuz all the other names are ugly.

    That’s not very nice. Maybe if you knew me you wouldn’t say that.

    in reply to: Haggadahs for the seder #1065254
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    Anyone? Or is it too early to talk about Pesach?

    in reply to: Haggadahs for the seder #1065253
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    I’m looking for a new readable English Haggadah to use by this year’s seder.

    Does anyone know anything about the new haggados that were published this year? Is R’ Yechiel Spero’s “Touched by our Story” hagaddah similar to his previous “Touched by a Seder”? Has anyone looked at “The Generation to Generation Haggadah” that Artsroll has been advertising?

    I’d appreciate any info on these or any other English haggados! TIA!

    in reply to: To the Mods #1063695
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    in reply to: Flowers #1058291
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    I’d say chocolate in a heartbeat and I don’t think that’s immature 🙂

    I like fresh flowers as well. A lot. With our small emptyish apartment, fresh flowers add a whole lot of life. Fake flowers just don’t stand out the same way as a fresh bouquet. I know it’s not practical though for everyday (got fake ones for that) but when we’re home for Shabbos that’s the way it’s got to be.

    in reply to: Jewish Music on the edge #1055962
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    Just listened to the song you referred to in your post and typed the lyrics up. Sorry for any mixed up or missing words…

    So this is where it’s time for dreams to end

    I always thought

    One final hour to cry again

    I wave goodbye and there’s not looking back

    A strangers road lies before me now

    And with each step all the memories fly by

    It’s time to let go but I just don’t know how

    I walk away while my heart remains behind

    And all I have to guide

    Is the courage and the strength you gave

    The comfort of a friendship

    That always gives me so much gain

    Why does goodbye have to change everything

    Tell me why

    Tomorrow’s a new song I’m singing on my own

    I try to move on but the tears keep on blinding me

    Can you promise me

    That even if goodbyes change everything

    You will always remember me

    And I wish you only joy in everything you do

    And I wish you friends to call when skies are grey and you feel blue

    And you’re not just another friend there’s no one else like you

    Now wrap up all these wishes and make them all come true

    Now remember how we laughed and remember how we’d sing

    How we talked for hours and hours about nothing but everything

    Remember how we planned our lives it was only make believe

    I hope it all works right exactly how you dreamed

    Whatever happens when it rains or when it snow

    When you’ve got troubles and there’s nowhere else to go

    I’m just a phone call away

    And you know I’m gonna say

    We’ll be there for each other

    It’s always been that way

    Why does goodbye have to change everything

    Tell me why

    Tomorrow’s a new song I’m singing on my own

    I try to move on but the tears keep on blinding me

    Can you promise me

    That even if goodbyes change everything

    You will always remember

    in reply to: I Demand an Explanation #1054975
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    I”m here, just not posting as much as I used to. But I’m definitely here. No question about it.

    Thanks for noticing 😉

    in reply to: Jewish Music on the edge #1055954
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    Google Hadassa Haller Dare to Dream

    in reply to: I Demand an Explanation #1054972
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    🙂

    Thanks 29!

    in reply to: Coffee Room achievements #1088002
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    Have someone impersonate you by opening an account with a strikingly similar screen name.

    in reply to: I Demand an Explanation #1054970
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    Now I’m deciding if I should take it as a compliment or not.

    in reply to: Kosher Restaurants/Stores in Philly Area #1052008
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    lesschumras- Thx for the website! Very helpful.

    flyer – More North, going to be near Bensalem. Thx for all the info though! Took note of it.

    in reply to: Two sixteen-year old girls in critical condition! #1049480
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    Shulamis bas Sora is doing very well, funny you bring this topic up now. just saw her the other day 🙂 And if I hadn’t known anything happened to her I would never have guessed B”H.

    Still in intense therapy but she’s back in school (as far as I know at least).

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