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Be Happy’s advice above is spot on, as well as eating apples. I was told that apples have alot of water content and that it is healthy to eat a few apples after your main meal, and it also helps the digestion Drink plenty of fluids a few days before the fast. Blublah is also correct. Stay off the caffeine for a few days so that you don’t get headaches from the withdrawal symptoms. Keep cool and stay busy after chazot.
May we all be zocher to have a Yom Tov this Tisha B’Av and see the geulah shelayma!
oomis1105 has hit it exactly on the nail, in both instances.July 6, 2010 8:29 am at 8:29 am in reply to: Seasonal National Gratitude Verbalized- My great Mazal #688393
B’H You are grateful to H’KBH for all that you have! May it slways continue and you should be matzliach I’YH in all that you do.
Sorry for some typing errors! It is quite late and need to sleep!
Changing of the Guard is every other day, i.e. one week it is Sun, Tues, Thurs, & Sat and then Mon, Wed, Friday the next week. You should be there for 10:30 a.m.
Houses of Parliment/Big Ben at Westminster. Walking along the Embankment and the Bridges. Taking a Boat Ride from Westminster Pier to Greenwich to see the Cutty Sark boat
Can also get off the boat at Hampton Coart Palace which Henry VIII lived. Go to Windsor Castle (about 45 minutes by British Rail train), and see the Queen Mary’s Miniture Doll House and also the 2 rooms of the tapestries depicting the story of Purim.
There are 2 in one room, and 3 in another room. They are not in chronological order of the story. They were brought over from France during the French Revolution one night and never returned. There is mistake in one of the tapestries with Achashveirosh’s foot.
Regents Park is absolutely beautiful and there are row boats to hire. Tower of London is a must to see with the Queen’s Crown Jewels. There are Beefeaters there (Queen’s guard’s, who are all ex army men, but they won’t tell you the story of how many yidden were murdered in the Tower!
Bevis Mark’s Shul in the city is a must. It is lit totally by candles and is a duplicate of the Spanish and Portuguese Shul in Amsterdam. There are original documents on display regarding the reentry of the Jews in Cromwell’s times. Royal Albert Hall.
Science Museum for kids. Kensinton Palace, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Circus for shopping. Selfridges, and John Lewis have kosher sandwiches in Oxfors Street. The London Experience across the street from Tower of London, that has the complete visual in 3D, feel and smell of the city of London since the Great Fire of 1666.
If you have a day, go down to Bournmouth by train, and see the Compton Acres (absolutely phenominal)! Can go to Stratford upon Avon to see Shakespeare’s hometown and see cobbled stoned roads and thatched roofs from the middle ages. Beautiful scenery. There are organized walks in Hampstead. Going to the Esat End (near the City – where the Bank of England is – and Bevis Marks Synagogue) to see the Lower East side of London and take a walking tour of the East End, which includes the Jack the Ripper trail. The British Museum in Euston has many artifacts from the Babylonian, and Roman empires from the time of the Bais Hasmikdosh, including many manuscripts.
Going to Golders Green area where it is populated by frum Yidden and get good kosher food (milichig and fleishig). By the way, all places to eat, that are under hechsher are all closed on Shabbos/Yom Tov and the milk products are all cholev yisrael. When you go out of town, you should take with food/drink as there isn’t anything kosher to purchase.
Can purchase an Oyster card for travel on the underground (tube) and buses and can get one in any undergroungd or newsagents. Should take a tour on the London Red Double Decker Buses, with tickets purchased that you can jump on or off at any stop with one payment for the day. Art museums, Natural History Museum, Holocaust Museum at Imperial College/University. The Jewish Museum at Camden Town.
Bring a raincoat and good walking shoes. Everything is much more expensive compared to the USA.
Enjoy your trip and be matzliach!
Thank you YW moderator 80 for confirming about status of kashrus of brussel sprouts and artichoke hearts. All the moderators’ help is very much appreciated.
Gut Voch and Chodesh Tov to everyone!!! Me shenichnass Adar marbim B’simcha!!!
I looked through the previous page of all the recipes and noticed that SJSinNYC wrote a chicken recipe using brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts are very difficult to bodek, and they usually have small bugs in them that are difficult to take out. Better not to use them at all. When you make big cabbage, you can put in the freezer (as in Holipshkis), and then defrost, you can check each piece seperately before using. IN BRUSSEL SPROUTS YOU CAN NOT DO THIS AS THEY ARE TOO SMALL AND WOULD RUIN THE VEGETABLE. Everyone should check with their own Rav. I felt I had to mention this. Thanks for such wonderful recipes, I have used alot of them and have passed on to others to share.
Gut Voch and Gut Chodesh with an abundance of HAGEFEN for all Yidden!
We give ONLY give Kosher le Pesach products, i.e. bottle of grape juice or wine, cocoa, jello, pudding, jam, mayonaisse, or bar of chocolate. Everything is under hechsher /parve and does not need to be put into the fridge. We are the only people to give Kosher Le Pesach goods and it is so appreciated. I buy very cheap (made in China – where else!) baskets in non-Jewish neighborhood and close with clear celephane paper and ribbon. The children give to 2 friend’s each, tiny prepared ones purchased from zedakah organization. Due to economic conditions world wide, for years people in London give the excess nosh one will probably receive to be packed up and shipped to Yiddishe mosdos in Russia, who never get any kosher sweets, chocolate or nosh. And I do believe we have to cut down on the # of mishloach manot to be given. We give our Rav, 2 friends, married children and the rest we send these zedakah cards that a donation was made to the organization in their name. This is, of course besides giving Matanos Le Evyonim. There are, unfortunately thousands of people who have to be supported every week by Tomchei Shabbos.
May we all be zocher to a freilichin Purim and may we all be blessed with an abundance of HAGEFEN, with much needed achdus between all the Yidden, many simachos with simcha, and geulah ve yeshuah for Klall Yisrael! Amen Kein yehe razon!
I will add his name to my tehillim list and I will bake challah with 40 women I’YH.
May Yitzchak Shalom ben Shoshana Elisheva have a complete refuah shelaima be karov, Amen!
I chose The Best Bubby because my dearest einaklich call me that and I always strive to be The Best Bubby!
aries2756: You wrote beautifully everything from your kind heart. I could not have written any better, even if I tried! H’KBH should give us all much koach to carry on our good deeds.
Coal: I am truly sorry for your loss and wish you arichat yamim tovim ad meah ve esrim shana with good health and many simachot with simcha.
I, unfortunatelly was an only child. My Mother A’H was a very ill woman and my Father Z’TL was a survivor of 10 camps, yimach shemum ve zichrum. My Father Z’TL passed away first and I carried in my wallet a poleroid picture of my Father taken by an American Jewish soldier, when he was freed from the camps. I also had a picture of him in the DP camp and his ration book and a picture of him that was taken for his travelling documents to travel to USA in 1949. I travelled a long distance to work and always looked at the pictures. A few months after he was nifter, my Mom A’H flew to us for Pesach, and was shopping in a supermarket for all the fruits and vegetables and when I went to pay, I discovered the wallet with all the momentos were stolen. Needless to say, I was devastated! All the local papers picked up the story that he was a Holocaust survivor and I offered a reward for the return of the pictures. (The loss of the money/credit cards was incidental!) I never saw them again and there weren’t any copies of the photos. Until this day, I never carry any photos with me in my wallet or otherwise. I unfortunately have learnt my lesson. My dear Mother A’H passed away about a year later. It has been 15 years since my Father Z’TL was nifter and 13 1/2 years since my Mother A’H was niftera. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of them and think of little things that they have done and remind myself all the time of the good that they have achieved.
That first Yom Tov was Pesach after my Father Z’TL passed away and when I benched licht and I was sobbing buckets of tears, there was a knock on the door from a young male with a sports jacket and combed hair and he asked for the Zaide. I did not recognize him and told him that the Zaide Z’TL passed away but he was welcome to come in to share the Seder with us. He explained that he had come the year before, (my eldest son went up to a local main street and brings home youth who have gone off the derech and are thrown out of their parents’ homes to our Seder, with no questions asked, to partake in a seder and to have good, warm food). This boy came in and he was absolutely filthy, long dirty hair, unkept nails etc, and for a very split second was looking where to put him at our beautiful set seder. My Father Z’TL called out in his broken English and his beautiful, warm smile, “come Tattale, sit next to me, I am the Zaide!” My Father Z’TL explained everything so nicely and calmly to every one and spoke to each and everyone who joined us. That same boy came back the next year so nicely dressed and subsequently went off to Ohr Sameach in Yerushalayim and is now frum.
Both my Parents Z’TL have come back to me as was described by aries2756 in different circumstances and a few times I have dreamt about them.
Each person is different and some take longer and some take less to feel less angry with H’KBH for taking their loved ones. You have to keep busy and remember your beloved all the time. The pain does ease over time, but you will never forget them. It is very normal to be upset and angry with H’KBH for what has happened. But, slowly all your emunah and bitachon will return, knowing that your beloved is in Gan Eden, and in a better place and not suffering.
Wishing you much nechama, and no more sorrow, and an abundance of HAGEFEN = Hatzlacha Rabbah in all that you do, good gezunt, good parnasa, and much yiddishe nachus!
NY Mom Thank you! We should only be able to help one another with a lev tov!
Gut Voch CR Members! I am quite new on YNW and joined the CR about a month ago. I never knew new people are welcomed in with the big band!
May we all only have a gebenched voch and a new gebenched chodesh filled with good tidings and good health!!!
oomis, I always love your truthful and heartfelt advice given in all the different threads. We must be similar in age and have the same ideas. Two great heads think alike! I get the jist that you still have 2 daughters to marry off. I always try to help others. Be in touch with me through my personal email. Please get it through the moderator. Be matzliach!
We do exactly what oomis1105 advised. Take 10% off the pay and deposit in another account to use for zedakah. This way there is no mistake about how much maaser you have to give. Maaser is maaser and has to be given even in difficult times. You can give more if possible but, never less than 10%. The seperate bank account helps you to know what you have always. Be matzliach, you should always have, to always give others.
OOMIS1105 IS CORRECT IN GIVING YOU ADVICE TO SEE AN ENT PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST.
My granddaughter had one ear infection after another till it started to affect her hearing badly. She had to be operated on and she is now B’H fine. Get 2 opinions if necessary but make sure they are the top DRS in ENT pediatrics. Do not wait, call echo and go NOW! Refuah shelamah be karov and much nachat!
The din states that the first born son to his MOTHER (not c sec) has to have a pidyon haben if the Father of the the boy is not a Cohen or Levi, or the baby boy’s mother is not a Bat Cohen or Bat Levi.
I am a bat cohen and I had a first child a son and did not have a pidyon haben.
My eldest son had a son first, but her father claimed he was a Levi and baby did not have a pidyon haben. Three years later, my daughter in law’s uncle came to visit from Eretz (her father’s brother) and in shul they wanted to give him an aliya for a Levi. He said he was not a Levi. I then checked with the cemetary in Israel, what was written on his Father’s metzaiva, if he was a Levi. He was not, and therefore the little 3 year old had to have a pidyon haben then. My second son had a girl first.
Once, many years ago in our shtiebel, a wonderful man arranged for boys (who were not frum, but learning in a Jewish school), to come for Pesach from Hungary, to different families. Many did not have a pidyon haben and we had a beautiful ceremony (after Pesach), with all the booys who needed one, with a different Cohen performing one pidyon haben as per halacha. It was a beautiful scene. The Av Beth Din of London was also a Cohen and he, too came to perform the mitzvah. We had 14 Pidyon Habens with 14 Cohanim, followed by a seudah mitzvah! Absolutely beautiful!
My brother in law and sister in law had a first born son and they had a pidyon. When my nephew married, he had a Pidyon for his first born. Another nephew also had a pidyon for his first born. The other nieces had girls first, except one, who had a pidyon. Now everyone in the family is waiting for my last son to I’YH marry, to see if he will have a pidyon I’YH. (My husband is a Yisrael).
We should all have many simachot with simcha!
I live in London, and know that sometimes it is cheap through Zurich, Rome, or Vienna, try those destinations rather than Turkey. I travelled through Vienna and the airport is smallish and the plane is held up on the continuation if the 1st plane is delayed. There was a duty free shop that is cheaper than the average Duty Free. 12 hours is a very long time to sit around waiting in an unfamiliar territory. But then, I can understand in these difficult times to try to save money with kids flying back and forth for Yom Tovim to Yeshiva/Sems. At the end of the day, we have to have emunah and bitachon with much siyaata dishmaya. Try to find out if there are Chabad there and maybe they can stay there overnight, and not stay in a airport. Then, they would be able to have a kosher, warm meal and a bed with a frum family who would welcome them with open arms. Be matzliach and zai gebenched to make the right decisions always.
Thanks oomis1105 for all the info!
ICOT: You should be a teacher of electrics – You are so patient and B’H knowledgable to help other people with their queries. Tizke le mitzvot!
oomis1105 Where there is a will there is a way! It is better to make a Kiddush H-ashem then chas ve shalom to make a Chillul H-ashem.
I’ve always found people were very respectful of my religious needs and very accomodating. If you don’t ask you don’t get.
I have a wart on my right forefinger for about 20 years. I have it frozen with the liquid nitrogen and I put stuff the dr gave me and it helps somewhat but not entirely. I take the hardest sand paper and I rub the wart when it is dry to lessen the hard knobbly part. I remember many years ago, I had numerous warts on my fingers (on the palms, and a women told me to take a clove and hold it with a tweezer and put a match to the clove to amke it hot and then put it on the wart. I did that and they all went away. It was killing me for a few days, but it helped.
GORLITZ: I will try the selenium. How many mg for the selenium? And, do you really need to have the egg with it?
Gut Shabbos to all!
There was once a caterer which had the highest hechsher of Kedassia. He was catering a chasuna of 600 couples in a big hotel near the airport. He served MILICHIG ICE CREAM for dessert on FLEISHIG PLATES. Nebech all the people ate it. They did not know anything. The caterer made the order from the supplier and the supplier sent what HE WAS ASKED. The caterer put on the truck the WRONG ICE CREAM, I.E. MILICHIG ICE CREAM, NOT PARVE ICE CREAM! The caterer did not check the ice cream BEFORE serving the ice cream, nor did the full time shomer check the ice cream, and all the people nebech ate the milichig ice cream! The caterer only noticed that he served the wrong ice cream at 3:00 a.m. when he was loading everything with his workers on to the truck to take back to his factory. But he still put the dishes into a fleishig dishwasher knowing that the ice cream was milichig. (The plates were clean, cold fleishig plates, and he should have washed them in cold water with detergent by hand and then left them for 24 hours, before using again. The ice cream is cold, even though it was milichig). Yes, one has to know the hechsher one is eating or using.
I do kiruv teaching and was invited to a bat mitzvah from one of my students’ years ago. We were invited for the dinner in a fancy hotel. I called the hotel who was catering and then said, “inhouse catering”, therefore it is treif. I sent the father a very cordial and sweet email thanking him for the very kind invitation and we would love to attend the celebration, but we only eat Keddasia food and gave him the name and phone #, fax, email from the people who make airline food and supply the hospitals
(Hermolis). He ordered for us the most beautiful food, exactly the same as the others only Glatt Kosher Kedassia, in brand new china dishes, cutlery, new wine glasses, mevushal wine and wine opener, etc. It is all heated in an oven or microwave and triple wrapped. We opened it ourselves. It was a five course meal and we sat with another 2 frum couples who had the same food. The family thanked me publicly for all the work I had put in to the girl and her family and we are in touch till today. It was so wonderful and what a kiddush H-ashem it was for all to see, what we were eating and drinking. Everyone wanted our humongous portions and delicious food!
One should always know their butcher, (remembering Monsey!), fishmonger, and only eat hechsherim that are known to be reliable. There is a kashrus guide that is produced every year and is available at the Kosherfest with every hechsher in the world! The booklet is worth every penny! And, it is reliable and you can make your own decision of what is ok for you.
Gut Shabbos to everyone!
Hi oomis 1105! Thanks for all the info. Where would I get Sodium HYPOChlorite? Is that the generic name? Would I have to ask in the chemist? I use the St. Motitz Well Done on whites and colors and all the collars and cuffs and any spots and it is fantastic. Then I wash on 40 degrees C and add the washing liquid to machine with vanish powder. There is a pink tub of Vanish for colors and a white tub for whites. Everything is like the day I bought it! B’H! I wash shirts by themselves, whites and colors seperately and when they are wet, I take them out from the machine, hang them on hangers and while wet spray with Faultless Regular Starch (from Costco), on the collars, cuffs and a quick all around, and leave to dry naturally. Then I iron with a steam iron. When one of my sons, came back from Yeshiva in Eretz he was so used to giving the shirts there to the launderette that he started to do it here. It is very expensive in London, and he stopped. He just gave me a compliment, “that no one does shirts like you, Mom, keep up the great work!”
I even use Well Done on the tablecloths, it is an amazing product and due to the accidents in Eretz and USA with it, they only have it in a few Kosher grocery stores.
And, yes I do lock it up in the garage and no one else has the key! You can soak tablecloths or whites (shirts) in soda cystals that have been dissolved in water to get out stains, in the last resort.
Wishing everyone a gutten erev Shabbos!
I have always been terrified of dogs, due to the story of my late Father Z’TL running from the nazis yimach shemum ve zichrum and they let loose alsation (german shepherd) dogs on him. As my Father Z’TL was from Stanislav in Galicia and knew his city (the nazis did not know the city), he ran in to a disused warehouse and ran up 4 floors. The dogs followed up and my Father Z’TL jumped from the window to save his life, with Hashem’s help. He hurt his ankle and kept running till he found a beis medrash (it was empty). The dogs didn’t jump from the windows, of course and ran down the 4 flight of stairs. It was enough time for my Father Z’TL to flee for his life. He stayed in the beit medrash and in the evening he wanted to leave and an apparition of his Uncle Avraham Z’TL (who had sent him kaporot in 1936 to the polish army), told him it was not safe to leave and he should hide there for 3 days and then he will be safe with Hashem’s great chesed.
My frum neighbor up the road, got a dog (part collie) and we used to walk to the park nearby everyday for her exercise and ours! At first, I was so scared of the dog and would not even enter their home, never mind walking with the dog. After a while the dog got used to me and by then they got a second dog and I finally walked with the neighbor and dogs to the park every day except Shabbos and Yom Tov. When people dressed as Arabs in their long robes (hajibs) wanted to attack us in the park (totally frum neighborhood like Flatbush), the dog (one died years ago) protected us and he wanted to eat them alive! We called the police on our mobiles and the Shomrim and they caught the yemach shemam ve zicram Arabs and they were arrested! Now, I can walk with Molly (dogs name) and not have any fear!
On Pesach when she can not have the regular chometz dog food, I send up my cooked chickens from the soup for her to eat!
If you have a cold or feel fluish, or the start of an ear infection you can use the Propolis Extract PFL 30. It is fantastic. It is homeopathic and very safe, and kosher. I get it from a homeopathic friend in London. It is made by COMVITA in New Zealand. http://www.comvita.com You pour some juice (not pineapple juice as it has enzymes that make the drops seperate), and you use 8 drops 3 times a day (into the juice), and within a few hours or overnight you will feel much better. I had an terrible ear infection and was given antibiotics from my GP and took these drops for about 4-5 days and it helped me and I never took the antibiotics. Antibiotics are B’H great but not to take continuosly as then you lose all immunity. Propolis Extract is a wonderful homeopathic remedy!
When you have a cough and heaviness in the chest, the Proplolis is phenominal and gets rid of everything. Also echinasea drops or tablet form are fantastic to take when feeling a cold, flu like symptoms, cough are coming on. Take with a high dose at least 1000mg of Vitamin C that is TIMED RELEASE, (otherwise it is wasted in the urine). Zinc 15mg, can also be added.
I was once in Eretz Yisrael and got a bad chest infection during the summer, and a good friend grated fresh garlic and fresh root ginger and I drank this concoction with manuka honey (the higher the precentage the better quality) and that helped me to get rid of the infection.
Hope this helps. Refuah Shelamah to all who needs it!
Yankdownunder! Please start one and I will put on as much info that I can, that I have tried and tested and is reliable!
There is one already. It was started by Mod 80.
Hi oomis 1105! I don’t live in the States for many years and can not get TILEX here. Never heard of it. I do LOCK everything in a cupboard in the garage and I alone have the key, (and, it is not lying around on a key ring, for anyone to find). I am aware of the dangers Well Done has caused, but that is why it is safely locked away with bleach and other cleaning materials.
I am new on this website and I always find your advice very sound and helpful, especially with the shidduch scene. Be matzliach and may we continue to help each other!
Hi Ben Levi! I do know the dangers of St. Moritz and it is LOCKED AWAY in a cupboard in the garage, no one else has the key and I am the only one to use it. I spray that on the stains of the shirts, collars and cuffs and then use vanish for coloreds or the other vanish for whites and it is amazing. You can not use it on silk but on cotton or cotton/polyester it is great! Thank you for your concern!
Moderator-80 thanks for correcting me that it is gentian violet! I don’t live in the USA anymore and where I am we can not get this OTC!
It would be interesting to start a thread on all homeopathic or other remedies for different ailments. I am new on this web and enjoy the CR and the different melding of opinions.
When you put the lemon detergent in with some white distilled vinegar into the boiling water to soak, it should ideally be boiled up and left for a few hours to soak. Also the baking soda is excellent. Sometimes, I use St. Moritz oven cleaner and leave for a few hours.
For the coffee/tea mugs that are very discolored you can put a few drops of bleach into the cup with some lemon detergent and that makes them very clean. Rinse well and put in boiling water and they are like brand new.
My son used to get a lot of canker sores when he was in Yeshiva. They are due to lack of leafy, green vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and a lack of vitamin C. Hydrogen Peroxide on a Q Tip several times a day helps. Also the chemist can make up some grecian violet which is also put on with a Q Tip. Also, to rinse your mouth with warm, salty water, a few times a day. It burns for a few moments, but the salt helps. Take a high dose of Vitamin C about 1500 mg which is timed release for a few days to build up your resistance. Refuah Shelamah!