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  • in reply to: Frum Jews and animals: why can't they get along together? #1014790
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    We own a dog, and most kids and adults relax around her once she sniffs them and tries to get them to pet her. Then again, not every dog should be pet or stroked, and I would never pet a dog without asking permission first.

    I don’t want to get off-topic here, but why are you writing Hashem as hash-m? You skip a letter for no reason, but you don’t capitalize the “H”? Odd.

    in reply to: Non religious siblings #881344
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    The problem isn’t so far from that of BTs, and here everyone agrees that they should be matched with their own.

    No, everyone does not agree. I know many happy, stable, couples where one was a BT and the other FFB. I’m sure they would not agree, nor would their children and grandchildren.

    in reply to: Inaccurate things we learned as kids #1222337
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    That the moon has no gravity. And that’s exactly what I was told before the moonlanding, and children’s videos etc. are still saying it 40 years after the moon landings.

    There were no moon landings. It was staged in the Nevada desert. I saw a video about it on YouTube.

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    (That’s a joke, by the way.)

    in reply to: When a child eats traif. #881176
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    The family that matters should be the one we want our child to marry into later on. When shidduch season begins, being in touch with non-frum relatives counts badly against the prospective chosson or kallah, for exactly the reason that was proven here. In a nutshell, if they’re not frum, they’re not family.

    I personally find this kind of attitude disgusting.

    in reply to: Two Scoops for the Price of One #884564
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    Are there any Jews in Canarsie?

    (I’m not being flip. I had many relatives in Canarsie, ages ago. They’ve all either died or moved. It seemed like the neighborhood was changing, which is why I wonder if any Jews are left.)

    in reply to: When a child eats traif. #881165
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    Frum Yidden need to keep a distance from non frum (even family) and goyim.

    Then how would you expect the non-frum family to have any idea how welcoming frum Jews can be?

    What kind of shtus are you making up here?

    in reply to: When a child eats traif. #881157
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    If non-kosher food is being served and it’s not a formal setting where e/o gets their own portion, then all the food has to be kosher.

    Why? It’s up to the parents to supervise the kid and watch what the kid eats. It’s certainly not the fault of a 7 year old! The situation in the OP could have been prevented it the parents had been paying attention. We’ve gone to many events that included food with family members who are not frum, and we’ve never had this problem.

    So either you want to be Frum or you want to be part of your Freye family.

    You make it sound like they MUST make a choice between one or the other. They don’t.

    in reply to: SMOKING – why should it be MUTTAR? #884451
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    Peer pressure is a pretty dumb and immature reason to start smoking.

    in reply to: YWN Photos- why no captions? #880233
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    I would also like to see captions.

    in reply to: Hats in flatbush. #880240
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    Borsalino World E. 15th between M & N.

    The selection is amazing.

    in reply to: yeshiva/college #909576
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    Mexipal, perhaps you should take your own advice – if you don’t have a way to say something nicely, please don’t talk.

    in reply to: Bnos Yaakov newsletter #879969
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    Of course the story quoted by the OP is not true. Who ever heard of Jews dropping money?

    in reply to: CPA and CFA: A Wise Career Path? #879728
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    If you Google job market for CPA’s and CFA’s you will find a wealth of information.

    in reply to: Proper Summer Hygiene #879754
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    In addition to regularly showering and using deodorant, I would say the next important step is to wash your clothing regularly, especially in the spring and summer.

    in reply to: CREAM OF THE CROP!?! WHERE R THEY??? #879669
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    I think your question mark key is stuck.

    in reply to: Tefillin Gemach? #879417
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    If it originated from a non-religious relative it has NO Chezkas Kashrus. It should not be worn and no Beracha may be said. There are no lack of Passul Tefillin on the market and no Rov Kesheiros

    There’s also no lack of anonymous posters offering opinions that may or may not be correct.

    YehudaTzvi – find a Rav and ask!

    in reply to: What are the meaning of rainbow–did anyone see one on Friday? #879224
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    Several years ago, we were walking home from lunch on a Shabbat afternoon, and we saw a rainbow – and we had read parshat Noach that morning. That was a little freaky.

    in reply to: Can someone with unfiltered internet be a ???? ?????? #1134118
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    Wow, in the space of a few posts, I’ve been told that I can’t be shliach tzibur (which I am, 4-7 times a week), and I shouldn’t be allowed into my shule.

    I’m certainly glad I don’t live in your communities. Of course, I’m sure you’re glad I don’t live their either.

    in reply to: Getting around Teudat Zehut in Israel #879159
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    You can try getting permanent resident status, which does means you have not made aliyah.

    If you’re only here for the year, why do you need to open a bank account? I know many, many, many kids who have come to learn from America, and none of them have an Israeli account. You can get a cell phone plan in America that works here, so you don’t need to sign up for an Israeli plan.

    I certainly would not just make up a number – I’m sure these places check the applications, and on most applications you are affixing your signature indicating that the information you gave is true.

    in reply to: Psak Halacha on Internet Access #878798
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    Which is, exactly, another reason why filters are incumbant upon any ehrliche yid, to block those shows online.

    An ehrliche yid should know enough not to watch the shows without needing a filter.

    in reply to: Dirty Tissues in Shul #984978
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    I dunno – grew up in an area where there was no erev, and nobody seemed to have a problem remembering to check his/her pockets before leaving the shule. I guess you could say it was an ingrained habit.

    in reply to: How do I get a free flight to Israel? #877767
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    BreindyFeldman99 +1!

    in reply to: Salute To Israel Parade #878184
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    Cherrybim, you forgot to add the words “in my opinion.”

    in reply to: Nusach sefard #1190171
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    Magen Avrohom held it’s ossur to change the nusach.

    Then I guess I’m in big trouble – I switched from Ashkenaz to Sfard after we made aliyah – of course, with the guidance of our rav. I guess I’ll be joining The Wolf . . .

    in reply to: Bentchers #877250
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    Why not keep one of those folding ones handy, the small kind that come in three folded parts?

    in reply to: How to use a blech on shabbos? #877522
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    Use an “unblech” (a water blech).

    in reply to: Bentchers #877245
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    No, you’re not the only one. My mom does not read Hebrew, but she will read the English translation. She won’t use any bencher except an old one from my wedding, because she knows exactly which page to go to.

    It must be even harder in a bencher that has more than one version of benching!

    in reply to: Olympics Sized Pritzus #877222
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    People who post in the CR run into every sort of problem: bittul zman, bittul Torah, moshav leitzim, etc.

    in reply to: Internet asifa – facebook woes #877274
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    Guter yid, again, you are misreading what was written.

    A St. Petersburg attorney says Facebook and social media are used in 90 percent of her divorce cases.

    She did not say Facebook caused 90% of divorces. She said Facebook is used, as evidence, in 90% of her divorce cases.

    In fact, if you continue down the article, you’ll see the following:

    A recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that Facebook is cited in one in five divorces in the United States.

    That’s only 20% in a national survey. Again, the article uses the word cited, not caused. Read the article more carefully to distinguish what she’s actually saying. Nowhere does she state that Facebook is the cause of 90% of divorces.

    Ultimately, what you wrote is incorrect:

    Which means that out of those americans who did decide to tie the knot and get married, such a big percent lost their marriage (in full or in part) because of facebook!

    in reply to: How do I get a free flight to Israel? #877764
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    Mitzvahgirl613! It’s tourist season now! There are no $400 flights! If you find one please post where!

    in reply to: Black Friday #884217
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    Does it come with a filter?

    in reply to: Psak Halacha on Internet Access #878714
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    I consider my daughter reliable. She and others like her won’t accept a shidduch with a boy who uses the internet without a heter, even if it means staying single.

    I’m sure your daughter is reliable, but it’s pretty obvious that you can’t make a sweeping generalization based on her and “others like her.” My daughters are all reliable, but that doesn’t mean I would make such a statement based only on them.

    in reply to: Internet asifa – facebook woes #877271
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    Guter yid:

    If that wasn’t enough, news reports suggested past few days, that in the “general population” in the USA, 30-90% of divorce paperwork mention Facebook in it.. Which means that out of those americans who did decide to tie the knot and get married, such a big percent lost their marriage (in full or in part) because of facebook!

    You are reading this incorrectly. “Mentioning” Facebook in divorce paperwork does not mean “cause of divorce.”

    I have yet to see any one mention 90%. Can you tell me when you saw that figure?

    in reply to: Psak Halacha on Internet Access #878706
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    For every yid who is redt a shidduch over these on line services, many more make themselves unfit for shidduchim by using the internet without a heter.

    Did you actually hear this from someone reliable, or did you make it up yourself?

    in reply to: How do I get a free flight to Israel? #877760
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    Ariel51:

    Shavua tov.

    First of all, please, please, please, start using punctuation and upper case letters in your posts. Your writing is almost impossible to decipher.

    I think you’re misunderstanding how the financial aspect of aliyah works. Your absorption basket is money from the government deposited into your bank account for a limited amount of time. The deposit is once a month. It’s not enough to live on; it’s there to help with expenses, not cover them completely. You will get part of your first installment in cash when you arrive at the airport, but again, this is only walking around money.

    Assuming you get a grant from NbN, are you aware that if you take the grant and then move back to the U.S. before five years, you have to pay back the grant? Do you also know that financial assistance from NbN is a one time shot?

    I assume you’ll be renting when your first get here. You will need money to cover the checks. Your landlord may want a check for a large amount of money – not to cash, but as a deposit should you damage the apartment or decide to skip out without paying. If he doesn’t want the large check, he may demand proof that you can cover the rent. Without a job, how will you do that? What about furniture – an oven, a washing machine, and refrigerator? In most cases (unlike the U.S.), they are NOT supplied with the apartment. You buy them, and take them with you when you leave.

    I assume you’re single – please correct me if I’m wrong. will you want to live in a city? If so, the rents will be much higher.

    If you’re male – and relatively young – you will be expected to do at least some time in Tzahal. Are you ready for that?

    You will get a break on health insurance for several months, then you are responsible for paying into the system, either through payroll deductions from work or paying yourself. Transferring your drivers license will cost several hundred shekel, when all is said and done. You will need money for transportation as well, either for buses or gasoline and insurance for a car. If you want television, you will need cable. Don’t forget that some food items are more expensive here, some are not.

    I’m not trying to scare you, but you need to do “due diligence” before you make a commitment to come on aliyah. The more research you do before hand, the better off you will be.

    in reply to: Gmail vs. Yahoo Mail #877121
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    Gmail does a much better job at filtering out spam than Yahoo. Also, there are no picture ads. All in all, I think Gmail is a much smoother user experience. I switched several years ago.

    in reply to: Yuuuumy Shavuos Menu #1017697
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    Nechomah, where do you get your bagels? We get ours at Holy Bagel, which I find pretty close to what I would get in America.

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    I personally prefer to learn on my own on Shavuot night. I can learn what I want at my own pace, and I can take a break when I want to walk around a bit. I generally go to one or two of the shiurim, depending on the topics.

    Something else we do here is lein Megillat Rut before davening, not during.

    in reply to: I can't help myself #876404
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    Some people borrow a cup of sugar; some people borrow a chossid. That’s how the world works.

    in reply to: Yuuuumy Shavuos Menu #1017693
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    Don’t feel bad oomis1105, our oven stopped working as well – and we just paid the repair guy 400 sheks to fix it earlier this week. Now he says he can’t come back until after the chag!

    in reply to: menu thread for the chag – where is it? #875971
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    bump

    in reply to: Yom Yerushalayim #1017938
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    The Zionists caused the loss of Jewish access to the Kosel and Yerushalayin from 1948. So there is nothing to celebrate. If they hadn’t caused us to lose access, we would have had access after ’48 just as we did before ’48.

    Wow, and what kind of access was that? Let’s see, a wall of houses almost up to the Kotel itself, Arab trash strewn everywhere, access allowed only when the British felt like it, and no blowing the shofar there at all. Hmmmm, sounds like wonderful access to me!

    in reply to: the neighbor from – – – – #875245
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    I highly doubt there is anything you can do.

    in reply to: co-ed first aid course with male and female instuctor #875260
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    Do you not have a rav to ask?

    in reply to: info for kohanim/hospitals #874478
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    The Wolf has the best answer. Call the Chaplains’ office. If it’s a “very Jewish city,” odds are that a Rabbi will be on staff.

    in reply to: college- #876502
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    Did you try looking and searching online?

    Do a Google search on nitrition college major and you’ll get a list of schools.

    Additionally, you could go to the websites for the Jewish schools and find the majors each one offers.

    in reply to: Over 70% of Orthodox Jews are Chareidim #1098054
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    It’s my understanding that 65% of demographics professors make up statistics on the spot, so I would have to see the professor’s sources before agreeing with his statement.

    in reply to: Why do people do this? #948708
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    To make sure their brain didn’t leak out.

    in reply to: Discuss the (soon to be expiring) Tal Law Here #874333
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    But obviously it’s OK for other kids to be in the Army, right?

    in reply to: Justice in Balto.? #874528
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    Obviously you’re claiming to be some lawyer or legal expert, just FYI I don’t respond to demands.

    I’m not claiming I am an expert – I’m claiming you’re not. Claiming knowledge about a legal case from reading media quotes is ridiculous.

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