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  • in reply to: fighting. #806938
    The Best Bubby
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    I truly feel for you, as I had a student in the exact same position in one of my classes. I called in the parents and said that the child was suffering mental abuse. It was also affecting her relationships with other people and her schoolwork. The principal and deputy knew what I did and I had their support. All was documented, as by law. It was a wake up call for the parents to get help.

    Do make a tape, as BPT said. Your parents will not appreciate this in the beginning but,it must be done, for your sake and any other siblings.

    Aries gave you phenominal advice. Write them a letter and give them each a seperate letter.

    Maybe you can go away for shabbos to friends or relatives/grandparents. Get more involved in outside school activities, i.e. swimming, start a rosh chodesh drama club in school, an art class, choir. Keep busy doing chesed. Start a home economics class with baking to sell for snacks etc.

    We are all here for you in the CR. You just need to ask.

    May H’KBH grant you to have much koach, gevura, happiness, menuchas hanefesh ve guf and may you have much siyata dishmaya with much yiras shamayim, with much shalom and shalvah to guide you always on the right path and to make the right decisions kol yemay chayach! Amen!

    in reply to: Does Anyone Else Find This Short Story Disturbing? #840711
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    Grew up in NY and have lived in London since I’ve B’H married. I greet every single person on Shabbos or Yom Tov, so much so that I even wish them a gut, gebenched Chodesh when it is Shabbos Mevarchim. Most people answer in the affirmative, some just nod, some don’t speak.

    In our shul, every newcomer is greeted and asked if they are a guest or have they moved into the area. They are also invited for meals, even on the spur of the moment.

    There is a wonderful Rebbetzin who lives on our street which consists of 6 short blocks. Every year she puts an invite written in poetic style, through the letterbox to invite all the yiddishe neighbors from all six blocks, to “meet & greet the neighbors” on a Shabbos afternoon for a welcoming tea/coffee. She puts on a big spread of the most beautiful, delicios, homemade cakes, cookies, fruit platters, bridge rolls etc., when all the ladies come. She gives a short dvar Torah and everyone feels welcomed. Everyone looks forward to this each year.

    This is a true story that happened in our wonderful shul. A man came from Israel to London for business and stayed locally in a small hotel. He had yahrzeit for one of his late parents’ and he came to say kaddish for mincha and maariv, in one of the 6 shuls (bli ayin harah!), in the 6 block street. After davening, the Rav shlita asked everyone to stay behind for 10 minutes to say Tehillim for our brethen in Israel, who were under attack during the Intefada. All the men and boys stayed behind and said Tehillim bekol rom fervently. The man also stayed and said Tehillim. The man returned to Israel and was most impressed. He was not religious, but he had taken upon himself to say kaddish for his belated parents. He was in a shop in Bnei Brak and made photo copies. He heard an english accent from the owner and asked him, “where do you come from?” and the owner answered, “Golders Green”. This man told him I was just in Golders Green and went to a local shul to say kaddish. I was most impressed that the whole shul stayed behind at the request of the Rav, to say Tehillim for the situation in Israel. The shul was packed and no one left and they davened with such kavana. I took it upon myself when I returned to Israel, that from then onwards I would put on Tefillin everyday and daven. If the people in chutz le eretz can do so much for the people of Eretz Yisrael, in our time of need, I am can start to daven with tefillin every day. The owner asked him which shul it was and he told him. The owner of the shop smiled broadly. The man asked if he knew the shul and and the wonderful Rav. The owner said to him, “Yes, I know the shul very well and have davened there often. The Rav is my brother in law!”

    The Rav was told about this man by his brother in law, and how saying Tehillim had changed a man’s life for the better, without anyone knowing about it, or doing anything for him. Kal ve chomer, how much more so, if we make the effort to help or greet someone in our midst.

    Yes, it is Chodesh Elul and we all must strive to make an effort to become better in our ways each and every day, in all our dealings in our personal and business lives. It does not cost you anything to smile and greet someone warmly and to be kind to all people. We are the chosen people and we should be making a Kiddush Ha-Shem every second of our lives. And, yes it is menchlach to notice when someone is new in shul, or a guest, no matter what his religious affiliation is. We can invite them for a meal and to bring something in to a new neighbor. Another idea is to make a list with addresses and phone #s of all the heimishe shops and other local supermarkets and info i.e. hatzalah, shomrim, for them to have.

    May we all be zocher to have a kesiva ve chasima tova and may H’KBH bless us that all our tefillot be answered le tova be karov Amen!

    The Best Bubby
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    Aries 2756: Yes, it is assur to cut both the feet and the hands at the same time, as it is done for a mais. It is also a halacha that one should cut every other nail in sequence, as cutting all straight is done for a mais. As previously mentioned, we also don’t leave our feet facing the door, as we sleep, as this is the position a mais is put. Please tell your manucurist/pedicurist to cut every other nail. For instance, to start with the thumb, middle finger, pinky and then the forefinger and then ring finger. Also one should not cut their nails on Thursday, as they will regrow on Shabbos.

    It is not bobba mainzes that we don’t dress a child with 2 people helping. It should only be one person dressing or helping another, as 2 people do a mais.

    May we only share in many simachot with simcha!

    in reply to: KORC Symbol – Would you use it. #1060732
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    Minyan Girl: Some people use the foil containers once and dispose of them. Some people, use the containers once and then wash them and reuse them again and again. Therefore, they would need to be toiveled before any use, if the intention is to keep reusing them. If the containers have a hechsher from Eretz Yisrael, and they were manufactured there, they do not need to be toiveled, and can be used over and over again. I hope this clarifies your question.

    in reply to: NEED YOUR TFILOS #828153
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    I have said Kuf Yud Tes until Kuf Lamed Zayin inclusive. Refuah shelama be karov and only besuros tovos!

    in reply to: Sheitel machers/hair stylists in Boro Park #801631
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    BPT: Some Sephardim eat rice on Pesach, i.e. the ones from Iraq, or from Burma, or India, as that is what they eat mostly every single day. Others don’t such as the Morrocons, Tunisians etc. All Sephardim eat hand shmura matza on Pesach. I am sure the dentists are happy for the extra work after Pesach!

    in reply to: Sheitel machers/hair stylists in Boro Park #801629
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    BPT: You are lucky you are not Sephardi, as then you would have to say selichot from 1st day Rosh Chodesh Elul until Erev Yom Kippur!!!!! In fact, the Livorno minhag (Italian – like Sir Moses Montefiore’s Z’TL minhag), say selichot on Shabbos,and Rosh Hashana. These particular selichot are not like the tachanun ones, but singing with melodies from way back when. Count yourself lucky that you don’t have to stay up an extra 3 weeks or so! By the way, I am a full blown Galizianer and very proud of it! Zai gezunt and gebenched and let us greet Moshiach with much achdus between all the Yidden immediately! Amen!

    in reply to: Helping Fat People Lose Weight #801966
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    There is a Dukan Diet, by Dr. Pierre Dukan, which helps people lose alot of weight quicky and TO KEEP IT OFF! My neighbor has lost an enormous amount of weight and still losing. BPT is correct and said not to eat later than 8:30 p.m.

    My niece was very heavy and she lost alot of weight and kept it off. She never eats after 6:00 p.m.

    The best diet is to eat a LOW GI diet. Oatmeal or oat bran in the morning with skim or semi skimmed milk, or a plain, no fat yogurt with a few spoons of UNSUGARED meusli, i.e. Rude Health. Or 2 slices wholemeal bread or wholegrain bread with tuna, no mayo. Or just a small TEASPOON of mayo. Or make 1 whole egg and 2 extra egg whites for breakfast. Or a portion of cottage cheese.Eat apple or pear for snack or a few almonds or brazil nuts. Lunch has to be a protein i.e. grilled piece of fish, grilled chicken, no fat no skin, or sliced thin turkey roll, salad with herbs and lemon juice, vinegar and maybe a teaspoon of olive oil if u like it, and vegetables or quinoa with onions, mushrooms etc. No corn or beetroot, potato or rice. Learn to drink water with slices of lemon or lime. Fruit for snack. You can have a vegetable soup at night and also portion of protein, salad and vegetables. NO POTATOES, no white rice, only a few tablespoons of brown basmati rice, no white bread.

    I make butternut squash soup with 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 sweet potato and a couple of carrots, whole cut up butternut squash and I add 1 cup of red lentils. Add some parve soup powder dissolved in boiling water and seasoning and boil for about an hour or so. Then you can blend with hand blender. This is delicious and can be eaten all the time.

    My friend sticks to this and she has lost over 80 lbs and keeps it off. It is a new way of life. Don’t drink juices as as they have enormous amount of sugar. This is a great diet/way of life for people with a lot of weight to lose and who have diabetes, high colestarol, high blood pressure.

    BPT was correct with the size of portions.

    I squeeze about 50 -60 lemons at a time and then I put the juice in ice cube trays and freeze. I then put in to zip lock freezer bags and have squeezed juice ready all the time to add to water or to cook with. It is fantastic for Shabbos, so that you don’t have to worry about squeezing slices of lemon in your drink in error, with the spoon.

    Be matzliach! Let us know how you get on.

    in reply to: Sheitel machers/hair stylists in Boro Park #801627
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    BPT: Now, now remember we have Mevarchim Hachodesh Elul THIS Shabbos…At least your posts are informative, witty with down to earth good advice! Remember an abundance of HAGEFEN for all! Have a smooth Le Chaim … Which single malt will it be… or is it Bourbon, (which I hate)!

    Putting My 2 cents in: Seriously try Sara Stern, she is geshicked, reliable, and great and above all, VERY REASONABLE!!!!!

    Let us know how you got on. Hatzlacha!

    in reply to: Sheitel machers/hair stylists in Boro Park #801623
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    I always use SARA STERN, 1260 49th Street Boro Park. Her phone # is 1718 854 2022. She is phenominal! She cuts beautifully, and her sets lasts and lasts for a long time. She is very reasonable and ehrlich. I have been using her since 1982. I do not live in NY anymore and I have sent in sheitals from Europe to her and she does them gorgeous. She works every day except Fridays. She works on Sundays. She will even set and you can pick up all ready, if that is what you want.

    Much Hatzlacha!

    in reply to: Shidduch segulah One I have not seen before #858635
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    Send me the names and I will add them to my long list I say every day. Sometimes I go to the Shotzer Rebbe Z’TL kever very early on a Friday morning (must daven there before Chatzot, and light two candles for the Rebbe Z’TL neshama, as per his zevuya, and one for every person one is davening for). I also read outloud all the names and then one has to take something upon themselves with a “bli neder”. I also do Machsom Lefi (to be aware and not to speak, hear or write any loshen harah during certain hours)and learn 2 halachos a day of the Chofetz Chaim Z’TL.

    There are other great Zadikim buried in the same cemetary and I daven and light candles there for all the singles, refuot and yeshuot for others. May all our tefilot be answered be karov and le tova. Amen!

    in reply to: Shidduch segulah One I have not seen before #858632
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    BPT: Yes, you are correct. H’KBH always sends the yeshua, when He wants to. I should have mentioned that my son met his Kallah in that SAME June. But, you are correct in saying that we don’t always get instant results. Every tefillah is saved and wanted by Hashem.

    May we only share in many simachot with simcha Amen!

    in reply to: How do you say Mechutanim in English? #801154
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    Most people of Polish extract say podlika, which means floor.

    in reply to: How are you feeling, Feif? #803924
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    A very speedy and complete refuah shelama, and may you never need to go to the hospital again, except to visit a woman who had a baby!!!!! Gut Shabbos!

    in reply to: Need some shidduch advice…. #1205926
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    Wishing you much Hatzlacha in all that you do I’YH. Speak to your Rov, and have him call the call the girl’s parents, to explain that you would like to go out with the girl.

    My son was offered a shidduch with a wonderful girl, from a great, heimishe family. The girl had been engaged previously to a lovely boy, a few years before, for about 2 months. My son has kevius of learning very early in the am as well as every night. One of the boys in his morning seder is the guy who was engaged to this girl. My son went out with this lovely girl, got engaged and B’H are married now. My daughter in law’s very good friend, whom she went to High School with and Sem got engaged to her ex fiance, and is now married B’H. They both live in the same neighborhood, and are cordial one to the other. What was not right for my daughter in law, was great for her friend. H’KBH has His plans and we have to do our hishtadlus in life to find our true beshert. Everything is Hasgacha Pratis. We have to have complete emunah and bitachon. Some things have to take its course.

    May H’KBH grant you much siyata dishmaya to find your true beshert in the right place, in the right time soon and to build a bayit neeman b’yisrael be karov. Amen!

    in reply to: Shidduch segulah One I have not seen before #858619
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    BPT: Wishing you and all your family KOL TUV with an abundance of HAGEFEN Amen!

    I was told to say the whole sefer Tehillim on the night of Purim AFTER CHAZOT (and it does take approximately 3 hours!), with ONLY ONE BAKASHA. I did this a year and half ago, and my son met his beshert B’H in June and they married. BPT, Encourage each of your singles to do this also for themselves. It is a very big segula. They should also join Machsom Lefi, which has lists of people who need shidduchim hagunim and one takes upon themselves not to speak loshen harah for a set period (usually 2 hours, unless one takes upon themselves 12 midnight till 8 a.m.). The list concentrates on one particular name for the week and it is suggested to study 2 halachot of the Shemiras Haloshon of the Chofetz Chaim per day.

    Everything one does, with good intentions, and with full emunah and bitachon, could only help.

    May we all be zocher to have an abundance of HAGEFEN, with many simachot with simcha, refuot, yeshuot, nechamot for all who need them, shidduchim hagunim for all, zerah shel kaaimah for all, with much needed achdut between all the Yidden, which will bring us the ultimate Geulah ve Yeshuah bimharah ve yamaynu Amen!

    By the way, Kapusta, I made your potato Kugel and bagels and they were fantastic! May you and all who need shidduchim hagunim, be zocher to build a bayit neeman le shem ule tiferet le Yisrael be karov amen!

    Wishing everyone a Gut and meaningful Shabbos!

    in reply to: Bracha #796546
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    Amen Kein Yehe Razon!!! Happy Birthday ad meah ve esrim shana with an abundance of HAGEFEN, with much yirat sdhamyim ve chet, and much needed acdus between all to bring the final geulah ve yeshuah. Hamevarech, Yevarech!!! May all of Klall Yisrael’s tefillos be answered le tova be karov!!!

    in reply to: "THE EVIL MONSTER" is still a yid #786437
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    BPT well said. We are in horror and shock from this horrific senseless killing. This murderer deserves to be hung up in Times Square for all to see and left to be eaten by the birds – and even that is too good.

    May the mourning Family and Klall Yisrael have much nechama and may Yehuda ben Nachman A’H be a meilitz yashar and may he beseech H’KBH to bring the much needed achdus and geulah for Klall Yisrael immediately. Besuros tovos be karov. Amen!

    in reply to: Bais Chaya Rochel (Newer Gateshead Seminary) #790439
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    The old Gateshead Sem has been there from time immorial. Their hashkafa is very frum/litvish. They do not have any other subjects studied there, ie. hairdressing, make up, computers/graphics, sewing. The girls’ in Sem are expected to help Gateshead families for Shabbos with peeling, cooking, washing up, clearing up, looking after the children etc. They have hugh families bli ayin harah, kein yirbu and the cleaning help there only works for a few hours. The Rabbanim in Gateshead forbid for any women to pay more to any cleaning help, than is decided by the hanhalah. There is enormous chesed there B’H.

    There are usually no grants, as people are all in the same boat. The new Sem is run well and the girls there can be bit less academic than the old sem, therefore they teach them more life skills.

    Your daughter will not have to fly back 4 times a year. She will make friends and usually there are families in Gateshead/ Manchester (which is a larger city accessable by train or coach, to be purchased in advance), who would put up a girl for a Yom Tov, or a break during the end of December. She will need to go home for Pesach. She can fly in to London Heathrow and take a connecting flight to Newcastle.

    There is nothing to do in the whole of Gateshead. There is a massive shopping mall in Newcastle, but I don’t think they are allowed to go. There are certain hours for the girls from both sems to go to the local kosher, heimishe shop, and certain times for the boys to go into the shop. They even have to walk on different sides of the street. The dorms ave very pashut, no luxuries at all. The showers here are really a trickle of water, and the food is very basic. You will need to subsidise her meals, and food is very expensive compared to USA prices.

    The ruach is phenominal and there is alot to learn, but as Professional wrote, she needs to get professional help with a frum therapist to discuss different issues BEFORE any decision is taken whether to stay in USA or fly to a very cold, rainy Gateshead.

    Much hatzlacha in all that you do, and may H’KBH guide you to do the right thing for your daughter.

    in reply to: Kibud Av #730036
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    Sender Av: There is an expression that is very apt. A Mother and Father can have 12 children and look after all of them till they die (or marry and more!, BUT, one child can’t look after his parent/s in their old age!!!!! How true are the words of Aries 2756…

    How lucky you are that you have Parents to give kavod and honor/love to – ad meah ve esrim shana. Unfortunately, my Parents Z’TL are long gone, and I was the only child. I only wish every day that I still had my beloved Parents Z’TL to do kibbud Av ve Em kehalacha. When I sat shiva, I did not have any regrets. When you visit people in shiva, they usually say, “if only…” , “I wish I did…”. I had not one iota of regret. I did everything humanly possible and more. Even if I wanted to do more, there was not a thing I possibly could have done. And, by the way, my Parents’ Z’TL said this before they were nifter, and all the Drs and nurses, who still keep in contact with me, after all these years. One of the nurses, called me when she was in town, (she retired to Florida years ago, I invited her and her 2 friends to come for dinner at our home. It was such a kiddush Hashem for them to meet our family and tell our children how I looked after my parents Z’TL, for months on end.

    How would you want your children to look after you when you are old? What example are giving your children of Kibbud Av ve Em, which is one of the most important mitzvot in the world?

    Smile, be happy, and do what should be done with sever panim yafot!

    in reply to: What to do with leftover Challah & bread?? #728097
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    To make garlic bread you take fresh galic and either crush it or put in food processor and mince it. Put on to bread that has been smeared with marg and then add italian seasoning on the bread. Wrap in silver foil, or if you want more crunchy bread, put on baking tin and bake in oven for about 10 minutes. Check this frequently and do not let to burn. Delicious!

    To make garlic oil, add peeled garlic cloves that has been “pocked” with a knife and add to olive oil. Leave for a few days or longer for flavors to meld. Can add other spices as well, if you want.

    Feed the birds on Sunday. Make an extra challah and give to an elderly person or sick people in your coommunity. I do this every week before Shabbos and Yom Tov. It is a great mitzvah to do.

    My Parents Z’TL would eat any bread, as long as it was not moldy, due to the concentration camps Y’SZ. If they did have to throw away some bread they, too would kiss it and then give to the birds.

    in reply to: Is this cheap? First date at night by train #726321
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    I believe the man is not correct. He takes a girl on a train late at night and there was no mention of him picking her up at her HOME. They met at the train station. I don’t care if it is a second marriage or more. The man should have some derech eretz and be a mentch, which clearly he is not. One should not hold against anyone that they are poor. But, the girl should open up her eyes. If he does this on a first date, what will he do later on when he gets to know her better (if she is still going out with him!) And he only offered her water and then took the rest of the bottle home? She should count her lucky stars and say good riddance!!!!! The guy is a big-time cheapskate!

    Gut voch to all!

    in reply to: Gefilite Fish Minhagim #1106401
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    It is a mechaya and an absolute pleasure to cook and bake from scratch. First of all, you know what you put into the ingredients and the final product. Who needs all the ready made stuff from the shops, with all the chemicals and additives that can only hurt you, and are not good for your brain power.

    Deiyezooger is correct. Better to cook the fish rolls or patties from frozen. TheGoj, thank you for the compliment!

    oomis1105, I sometimes do what you do with the cucumber, especially for special occasions. By the way oomis1105, I saw on another thread that a hearty Mazal Tov is due to you and the family on the birth of a grandson, bli ayin harah, kein yirbu! May you be zocher legadel ohto le Torah, Mitzvot, and Maasim Tovim, bar mitzvah, and le chupato to a bat Torah I’YH! Much yiddishe nachus from all of them! May we all have many simachot with simcha be karov in good health! Amen!

    in reply to: Gefilite Fish Minhagim #1106381
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    I use ground fish from the fish store. You can use whiting, white fish, haddock, carp or lesht or any fish that you might like, and use all the fish ground together. I put a smallish onion in the food processor, with the knife and chop up the onion with a peeled carrot and then I add an egg to make it all liquidy. I then transfer from the food processor this mixture to the Kenwood or Kitchen Aid. Add the minced fish, add another raw egg for a 1 lb of fish. ( I use 2 eggs for every 1 lb of minced fish). Add as much sugar ( I make the fish sweet, salt and pepper, add one plastic cup (approx. 6 oz) of ground almonds for every 1 lb of fish. Put on the mixer and beat with the K beater for at least 20 minutes on high (Kenwood). This gets very fluffy and it makes alot of mixture. Cut large sheets of Bakewell paper and spray the paper with Pam spray. Put mixture on the paper and shape into a roll.

    Put the roll into the freezer and let it get hard, then put into freezer bag and seal properly. When needed, boil water with sugar, onion, carrots, salt, pepper, a drop of oil, any bones you might have of fish that you have saved in freezer. Bring to a rolling boil, then add fish roll, bring back to a boil, then simmer on low heat, for about an hour or even more if needed. Keep turning the fish roll over in the boiling water, as it is cooking. Then shut the fire. Remove from pan and place into container. Strain the fish sauce and pour over the fish and refrigerate with the carrots. Slice thickly and serve with chrane and / or mayonaisse. Enjoy!

    in reply to: Who Are "You" #722066
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    Yes, Ihave read this great story already. I will try to remember

    whre and try to get back to you through the CR, bli neder!

    in reply to: Who Are "You" #722063
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    I have read this amazing article elsewhere. I can not remember which publication it was or which email I have received. Keep writing and make a difference to other people’s lives!

    My very good friend is like frumladygit. She hands out sandwiches, muffins, hot coffee etc to people who are down and out. One never knows who they really are.

    On the nights of the seder, when we open our hearts’ to many more guests, one of our son’s goes to a meeting place outside a kosher bakery on a main road and brings home lost souls that have no where to go for the sedarim. For whatever the reason, they have lost contact with their families and are real nebechs. One year, our son brought home a young man (among many others), with very long, dirty scruffy hair and torn trousers, with filthy nails, and not very clean with body odors. Really uncooth. For an absolute second, I was looking around our beautiful seder table, where he can sit and next to whom, when my Father Z’TL (who was a camp survivor) and spoke a heavy-accented English, said with the most beautiful smile and awave of the hand, “come Tatelah, sit next to me! I am the Zaide and I will show you what to do”! My Father Z’TL, (I am his siamese twin (in facial and charachter features, and we thought alike), was the most patient and sever panim yafot type of guy with the most bitachon and emunah. He saw my hesitancy for a second and saved the day. My Father gave him a cappel and spoke to him all night, and explained everything patiently what to do when. This guy was not asked any questions to embarass him, or why he had no contact with his family.

    My Father Z’TL got very ill in the summer, and was nifter in Tevet. The following Pesach, after I had lit the licht and was crying buckets, all the menfolk in shul and I was alone with my Mom A’H, there was a knock on the door. I went to answer the door and a young man with nicely cut hair, nice trousers, sports jacket and a kippah was standing there. He asked for The Zaide (Z’TL), and if he could sit next to him. I did not recognize him, but told him he is more than welcome to join us for the sedarim but, unfortunately the Zaide Z’TL passed away. This was the same young man who came the year before. He soon came every Shabbos, and then he decided to go to Yeshiva in Israel and he became frum. He has B’H married and is raising a beautiful B’H family with his ezer kinegdo.

    We don’t know the ripple effect that anything we might do will have on the next person.

    May we all be zocher to do many mitzvos and maasim tovim and be able to bring back all our brothers’ and sisters’ to do the avodas Hashem!

    in reply to: Would you stop and pick up a penny? #719953
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    Yes, I bend down even for a penny!

    The Alter Gerrer Rebbe Z’TL said in Yiddish, “If you don’t pick up the penny then you are not worth the penny!”

    I don’t care what others think, I only care what H’KBH thinks…

    If I find money in the street, I will pick it up and decide to give to zedaka or not.

    Yes, Aries 2756, I agree with you. You should not let anyone intimidate you with the Heil Hitler Y’SVZ salute, we have to remember and never forget! We have nothing to be embarrassed about, we must keep our heads held high always!

    in reply to: Household & Cleaning Tips #838585
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    Imaofthree: I would be very grateful for the info from the article about cleaning silver….. Thanks in advance.

    A freilichen Chanukah!

    in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1223382
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    Thanks everyone for the wonderful mazel tov wishes!

    The chasuna was absolutely wonderful and we just finished all the sheva brachot this morning. It has been a dream!

    All the out of town guests have left yesterday and now back to reality! Going back to work I’YH tomorrow!

    May we all only share many simachot with simcha Amen!!

    in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1223365
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    Our youngest son is having his aufruf this coming Shabbos and then the chasuna I’YH on the following Tuesday.

    We will all daven then for Klall Yisrael to have refuot, yeshuot, nechamot, shidduchim hagunim for all who need them and zerah shel kaayimah for all who need it I’YH be karov! Many simachot with simcha to all be karov!!! Amen!!

    in reply to: Gefilta Fish Loaf Help #1106351
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    Put the gefilta fish roll into boiling water with a spoon of canola/vegetable oil added to the boiling water, with all the carrots, onions, salt, pepper and sugar, and a sprinkling of paprika for color. This oil helps for the paper to come off easily and throwaway once it has come off from the fish. Then let boil for about an half an hour and then lower gas to simmer for another hour and keep turning the roll in the sufficiet amount of boiling water to cover completely. Leave some of the water in the serving dish until ready to serve. Then drain.

    Oomis 1105: I will try your recipe and make this for my son’s aufruf I’YH which is this coming Shabbos. On what temp do you bake the fish? 350F? I will certainly do the cucumber idea for the chrain! Marvellous idea! Thanks.

    in reply to: Kitchen Work #708416
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    Not I: Put on dishwashing liquid on your hands, rub all over the stainless steel tap/faucet and wash with warm water and the smells of garlic, onions, fish etc. will disappear. You pay money for the stainless steel gadget that does the same thing.

    Have a wonderful Shabbos everyone!

    in reply to: Hashem talks to you every day, how to see Hashgacha pratis #701689
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    To Aries 2756: I was davening for your Mom A’H. May she be a meilitza yashara for you, your family and Klall Yisrael.

    I am so very sorry I have not seen this sooner, I am B’H busy with my son’s forthcoming chasuna I’YH.

    May H’KBH grant all of you alter chaim tovim aruchim ve neeimim with an abundance of HAGEFEN = hatzlacha rabbah bechol maasei yedaychem, good gezunt, good parnasa and yiddishe nachus. May you have much nechama. May we all share many simachos with simcha with much achdus between all the Yidden. I remember you writing on a different thread about your dear Father Z’TL and I had tears running down my cheeks. He was just like my Dad Z’TL. Our Parents Z’TL came from the same mold, that does not exist anymore.

    Hamokom Yenachem Etchem Betoch Shaar Avaylei Zion Ve Yerushalayim.

    in reply to: What happened to Hakoros Hatov & Derech Eretz in the CR ? #705041
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    This coffee room is a wonderful oasis of information, ideas, enormous help for those who seek it, or even to exchange recipes etc…

    Would like to thank aries and oomis1105 for their sound advise and hakaros hatov….

    in reply to: Yahrtzeit of Mr. Joseph Rosenberger #700942
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    Reb Yosef Z’TL did this beautiful mitvzvah of Shatnez le shem mitzvah, and for no monetary gain. He charged $1 to check for shatnez. I remember going on an Erev Shabbos in the summer and he was just about to close. We were leaving NY early Sunday morning to go abroad and just bought my husband a suit. We knocked on the door and he did it straight away. Then a young man came (with long hair in a pony tail,) and he too asked Reb Yosef Z’TL to do his new sport jacket lichvod Shabbos Kodesh, as he did not have anything else to wear. He said he would and the young man said, “what happens if there is shatnez in it, I won’t have anything else to wear”. Reb Yosef said patiently, “I then will remove the shatnez and send you to the tailor up the road, and you will be able to wear something new for heiliger Shabbos”!

    Years before Reb Yosef Z’TL told me how he came about doing shatnez. He was in the camps and realized he would not be able to survive and he made a vow to H’KBH that if He granted him life, he would publicize the neglected mitzvah of shatnez for the rest of his days. He even wanted to teach me shatnez (he taught other women from out of town), but in my community it would not be accepted, and I refused his wonderful offer. He gave me shatnez material to take home to show my students, which I still have.

    May his heiliger neshama have an aliya and may he be a meilitz yashar for his only daughter and her family and Klall Yisrael.

    in reply to: Help with Cold #702823
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    I meant not to use pineapple juice to mix with the Propolis Extract as it seperates the tincture due to the enzymes in the juice. He can drink pineapple juice AFTER he has taken the tincture.

    Gut Chodesh to all!

    in reply to: bakery Style Doughnuts #910704
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    Thank you for the recipe! Will try it and let you all know how it went.

    Gut chodesh to Klall Yisrael!

    in reply to: Help with Cold #702821
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    Sorry for the delay in answering, I just got on…

    You may certainly use grape juice, or any juice but NOT pineapple juice, dure to the enzymes! And by the way, The best Propolis Extract is the 30 not the 20 I had written earlier. Sorry!

    If you already bought the 20 just add a few more drops and take an extra dose a day. Also, take a lemon and squeeze the juice and pour into a mug boiling water and add honey and drink this several times a day.

    You are more than welcome to eat my chicken soup and I’ll even throw in some wonderful, light kneidlach (made with ground almonds as well)!

    Refuah Shelamah!

    in reply to: Help with Cold #702806
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    Propoylis Extract 20 is a black tincture bought in a health food shop or herbal shop. You take orange/apple juice in a glass, put in 8 drops and drink up 3x a day. Just don’t use pineapple juice as the enzymes of the juice seperates the drops. If any of the drops remain on the bottom of the glass, take some more juice and mix. Does not taste BAD! You can also take echinacea high strength tablets or drops, Olbas oil is great for stuffed or runny noses.

    I once had a terrible earache that needed antibiotics, 500mg 4x a day, for 10 days, and I took the Propolis Extract straight away and the bain and infection was gone overnight. It is a herbal antibiotic and I take it at the first sign of any cold, earache, flu symptoms and it definately works! Also take extra zinc / high strength, time released vitamin C supplement in the winter to boost the immune system.

    Wishing everyone a gezunter winter and tamid (all the time)!

    in reply to: CR Tehillim Group #698508
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    Aries2756: H’KBH should give your dear Mom a speedy refuah shelamah and may you have much koach and gevurah to deal with everything that you are doing. I will add Malka bas Feige Leah to my list.

    in reply to: Tehillim For Fire Victims #705160
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    I will say from Perek Kuf Yud Tet from Pasuk NUN till the end of Perek Kuf Lamed Zayin inclusive, I’YH for the complete refuah shelama be karov for all the cholim, until further notice. Please keep us posted via the CR of any details or changes.

    May H’KBH have much rachmanus on all cholei Yisrael! Amen Kein Yehe Razon!

    in reply to: Shidduchim for Children of Balaei Teshuva #699056
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    Didu and paschabchochma and L613 should all be matzliach in their endeavors in finding a shidduch hagun be karov Amen!

    I believe that Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, of the Jewish Press and her children have set up shidduchim for BT’s and children of BT’s. Reb. Jungreis gives a shiur on Monday and Thursday nights and it is worth getting in contact with her. She sees people after the shiur and takes all the details and helps make many good shidduchim. Her details are: The Hineni Heritage Center, 232 West End Ave., NY, 10023 Tel: 1212 496 1660 Fax: 1212 496 1908 email: [email protected] May everyone be matzliach!

    I believe everyone should be looked at in their OWN merit, and not who or what their parents are or not. H’KBH gives each person their eizer kinnegdo BEFORE they are born, when a bas kol comes out 40 days before a baby is born and says which son and which daughter will marry whom. Have much emunah, bitachon and hatzlacha rabbah bechol maasei yedaychem! Keep us informed of any good news!

    in reply to: A Sweet New Year #1100120
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    May H’KBH grant us all a gut, gebenched year of HAGEFEN = hatlacha rabbah bechol maasei yedaynu, gut gezunt, good parnassa, yiddishe nachus, chaim tovim aruchim ve kalim ve neeimim, many simchos with simcha, yiras shamayim ve chet,osher with aleph, osher with ayin and kavod,much koach to do mitzvos, menuchas hanefesh ve guf, ahava, rayus, shalom ve shalvah le amaynu ve arzaynu, refuos, nechamos, yeshuos for all, and shidduchim hagunim for all who need them, may all our tefillos be mekayim le tovah, much needed achdus between all the Yidden and that will surely bring the Geulah ve Yeshuah for Klall Yisrael! Amen!

    in reply to: Help Yedei Chesed win the Pepsi Refresh Project! #695829
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    I keep voting online and today they said I got a message back to say I can only vote if in the USA! Please help.

    A gut, gezunt,mazaldik, gebenched year with much HAGEFEN, and filled with all that we need and more…GEULAH VE YESHUAH for all!

    Kesiva ve Chasima Tova to all Klall Yisrael.

    in reply to: Refuah Shleimah please #694579
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    Minyan Gal: Have been davening for you and will continue to daven that the progress goes smoothly and that you are back to yourself in no time at all.

    Wishing you a complete refuah shelama and a Ketiva ve Chatima Tova to all.

    in reply to: Help Yedei Chesed win the Pepsi Refresh Project! #695799
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    Please, please help Yedei Chesed in their Avodah Hakodesh!!!!!

    My daughter in law is the head social worker who works for this amazing organization. They help Yiddishe neshamos from the time they are born to adulthood, to get all the help that is needed to have them develop into self sufficient adults, with H’KBH’s help.

    Please send this request to every one on your email list so they can get this despretely needed grant.

    Wishing everyone, including the hard working moderators, a Kesiva ve Chasima Tova, a year filled with good gezunt, good parnasa, hatzlacha rabbah in all that we do, yiddishe nachus, refuos, yeshuos for everyone who needs them, shidduchim hagunim for all the people who needs them, osher with aleph, osher with ayin, yiras shamayim ve chet ve kavod, menuchas hanefesh ve guf, much needed achdus between all the Yidden, we ill surely have the Geulah ve Yeshuah for Klall Yisrael! Amen!! Kein Yeh Razon!

    in reply to: lol #1146447
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    LOL=Lots of Love!

    in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1223316
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    Thanks for the good wishes!!!

    in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1223312
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    Mazal Tov!!!

    Our youngest son is engaged B’H to a wonderful girl!!!

    May Klall Yisrael share many simachos with simcha in good health and may we all have a gut, gebenched yahr filled with HAGEFEN I’YH!

    in reply to: Tzniut Clothing & Money #692567
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    I would be interested in the “other” website please. In europe it is VERY DIFFICULT to get clothes that are tzniut, and if you go to any kosher places that they sell from their homes it is out of date and not nice plus it is 10x more expensive! Thank you.

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