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  • in reply to: Metzitzah bpeh question #887939

    Goq – actually, practically every human being on earth has been exposed to multiple strains of the Herpes virus throughout their life (including you and me). Look it up.

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884908

    @Choppy: So, as I said earlier, you hold the other Gedolim’s opinions beneath you. Apparently, according to you, Rav Solomon was the only one there. I guess the other people on the dais were there to keep the chairs warm.

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884905

    @Choppy – what about the Gedolim at the other asifa? You know, the big one.

    Regardless, most Gedolim did not allow for internet in the home – even with a filter. So you picked the lenient views? Who are you to say the other Gedolim aren’t right?

    Very hypocritical, if you ask me…

    in reply to: siyum hashas certificate from Agudah #889188

    @Getzel1: I think you may understand your “real question” if you put a few brain cells to work. Maybe people’s time (you know, the people that handle the phone calls, the printer, the editor, etc.) and shipping may be worth more than nothing?

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884903

    @Gregarron: Thank you for that post. As you said, I have some very real questions, and I would like them answered. It’s truly unfortunate that people like Choppy and Getzel1 troll these forums as well.

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884901

    @Choppy: Apparently, you don’t read very well, nor listen to the Gedolim much either. The gedolim said explicitly that filtered internet can ONLY be used for business.

    Again, just to make sure you understood…BUSINESS USE ONLY.

    So, now that you understand (and I sincerely hope you do at this point – otherwise you have some other issues as well), why are you here?

    @Getzel1: Not sure what you’re implying here. Because I have questions, my yiddiskeit is on the level of an apilokores? I do hope you don’t actually think that. If so…nebach. Nebach.

    You have no idea who I am or what I’ve gone through. Don’t act as if you do.

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884894

    Hey getzel1 and choppy –

    Who cares if you have a filter? The gedolim said that you can use the internet with a filter ONLY for work.

    Guess what – this site isn’t for work.

    So I ask again…why are you here? Unless you both are so hypocritical that you only follow the gedolim when you feel like it.

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884880

    Aha…so what you’re saying, in a nutshell, is that Hashem created our brains and sechel for show? So we should be mindless minions, following people who don’t even understand what the internet is, yet have no problem banning it?

    Which now, I must ask – if that’s the case, why are you here?

    in reply to: IDEA: Let the 100,000 attendees at the Siyum Hashas #884878

    Ohr chodesh and getzel- it’s statements such as yours that are making me lose my emunas chachamim. I’m really starting to think that the Gedolim are just completely out of touch with reality…

    in reply to: best Reb Nosson Tzvi z"l story #882999

    Do you have a source for that story? Because I just don’t believe you.

    in reply to: Frum women doctors #880920

    Health – no wonder you’re not a doctor. Maybe you should read oomis’s post again, and then speak up.

    in reply to: Congratulations To The Class of 2012!! #1051432

    Just graduated with my BA! In a few months, starting on my MD…class of 2016!!

    in reply to: Bein Hazmanim College #862027

    I went to the FDU Yeshiva science program for undergad. I was accepted to a very good medical school, starting this August.

    You decide if FDU is good enough for you…!

    But I’m definitely going to agree with yentingyenta – you must really be on top of them to send out transcripts.

    in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868785


    Again, I thought you were a bit smarter than this. She doesn’t need to preface every line she says in her book with “My opinion is…”

    That’s exactly what this book is about – her opinions.

    Have you ever read a biography before? If not, I recommend you do.

    What purpose do you get by defending her when she clearly lied and defined a Mitzva in the Torah that is definitely not its’ meaning? In other words what’s your agenda?

    My agenda is to discover the truth. No different than yours. However, I am coming here without any opinions…just an open mind.

    I am not defending her…I am just questioning you and the other posters that come here and immediately spew vitrol towards her. Try to view her situation in a light of understanding, not with hatred and contempt.

    in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868779

    Soliek – agreed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many of the other posters have the mental capacity to understand that.

    ZeesKite…wow. Perhaps you would like to enlighten us with why you feel such unconditional hate towards her? After all, she is still Jewish…no matter how far off the path she might be.

    in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868774

    Wow Health…really? I thought better of you. After spending post after post saying how her book is full of lies (and that’s she’s a horrible person, etc etc), you chose to use THAT line as a proof? Really?

    I thought better of you. Let’s take it apart, shall we?

    “All my aunts and uncles are hard on their children, it seems to me. They berate them, embarrass them, and yell at them. This is chinuch, child rearing according to the Torah.”

    First of all, I’m going to rely on you for this quote, as I haven’t read the book myself. However, as a curious bystander to this conversation, I am just interested to know where/when she is lying, and how so.

    Her quote “All my aunts and uncles are hard on their children…” seems to underlay the fact that everyone on this thread seems to be in agreement – she has had a rough childhood. It also seems that her quote “they berate the, embarrass them, and yell at them” is 100% true, at least from her perspective.

    According to her, that’s chinuch. That’s what she saw, and that’s what she experienced.

    Now, for you to say it is an “outright lie” is wrong; you may think otherwise of chinuch (and you may even be correct!), but she is entitled to her opinion.

    But what I think upsets me the most about you and the other posters is that you assume that anyone questioning the claim that she is a liar is in fact “Charedi bashers”.

    I’m insulted.

    But try again with me, will you? Please quote something she said that is a lie.


    in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868764

    I’m with both soliek and Feif Un. Without telling us “I never read it, but it’s full of trash”, please list the lies she said (and properly quote them), and then tell us the truth.


    in reply to: Question to Toi on Modern Orthodoxy #849838


    I completely agree with your post above!

    in reply to: Math Question #844240


    In this case, you solve for the exponent first. So (3m^3)^2 = 9m^6

    Then you multiply by 4:

    4(9m^6)= 36m^6

    in reply to: Mashgiach #842527


    Just out of curiosity – isn’t that not considered Bishul Akum? I thought only if the food was cooked by an actual non-Jew is it considered Bishul Akum.

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841664


    Pegger is absolutely right – it doesn’t necessarily have to be gravity. However, on our planet, that is the ONLY acceleration means we have (we do not have a string tied around us and the center of the earth!).

    That is basic, my friend. Look at the frictional force equation I wrote before – that’s the force due to friction. Nothing more, nothing less. There needs to be an acceleration for the normal force to be >0; that comes from the acceleration due to gravity, in our case of us standing on planet earth.

    And mto – it does not matter; as long as each electron in the orbital have opposite values.

    in reply to: I'm speechless #846101

    Cinderlla – actually, if you actually know what the ingredients are, and how they are processed, you can!

    And also, just out of curiosity – what company chocolate was it? I can’t even think of a (plain) chocolate bar that is not kosher…

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841659


    Actually, if gravity would cease, you would fly off the earth. There would be absolutely nothing holding you to the ground. And friction would also cease, because the equation for friction:


    where “u” (actually, really the Greek letter mew, the frictional coefficient), and N(n) is the “normal force”, which is


    where “m” is the mass and “g” is the gravitational constant. So if “g” is zero, then F(n)=0, and consequently, F(f)=0 (there would be absoluteley no friction).

    So…gravity is the only thing holding us here 🙂

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841651

    And I had a question for you guys as well:

    What is beta oxidation, and why does it help camels?

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841650


    The answer to that question is that the force of gravity on earth is greater than the “force” that accelerates you away from tangential velocity that would be expected due to the rotation of the earth. To put that in easier terms to understand: we don’t feel as if we are falling off the earth because gravity keeps us here. Without gravity, we would “fall off” the earth as well.

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841642

    There would be a total of 23 chromosomes per cell (a total of 46).

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841640

    According to Newton’s Second Law:


    where “f” is force (Newtons), “m” is mass (kg), and “a” is the acceleration of the object (meters/second^2). Every force you feel has its roots in this fundamental equation.

    Therefore, when one stands on Earth, we don’t feel any outside force of the movement of earth, because there is no acceleration (velocity of the rotation of Earth is constant). Therefore, F=0. However, in the case of an accelerating car, F>0.

    To answer the question of getting dizzy on a roller coaster/merry-go-round: that has to do more with changing perspective; on Earth, everything moves together in unison. But on a roller coaster, the perspective is not moving at the same speed as you are – therefore, there can be dizziness.

    in reply to: Gross Anatomy #844283


    I can help you out with that- the pancreatic duct and the common bile duct enter the duodenum together, through the ampulla of Vater.

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841633


    I think it would help you if you knew what “i” is. It is (-1)^1/2, or “the square root of -1”. If you then square “i”, the radical falls off, and you are left with -1.

    ((-1)^(1/2))^2 = -1

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841625

    Yeah definitely get Netter’s Atlas – you will definitely need it.

    It looks really great! What do you think of Acland’s videos?

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841622

    Well the textbook I used was Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy, which is a good book, but I don’t know if you should get it yet if you might use a different textbook in your school.

    Thanks for the advice – I’m thinking about getting Netter’s Atlas as well.

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841619

    And tro11-

    While I’ve got you here – what’s a good book to study anatomy before med school? I’m in my gap year right now, and I would like to get a head-start before med school.


    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841618

    Don’t worry, you’ll learn all this in medical school, if that’s what you’re studying for. 🙂

    How did you guess? 😉 But that’s good to know!

    But doesn’t phosphoglucomutase convert glucose-1-phosphate to glucose-6-phosphate? Or am I mistaking that with another enzyme?

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841614

    and even i knew glycolosis and glyconeogenesis are 2 dif things

    My mistake 🙂 But for the record, I thought he meant glycolysis because that’s what the thread was talking about at the time.

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841613

    Finally – let me ask a question:

    What is beta oxidation, and how does it help camels?

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841611

    Haha no I mean glycogenolysis (the conversion of glycogen to glucose). If you want, I can take over this thread for you.

    Whoops! Complete misunderstanding. Simple answer – glycogen phosphorylase.

    But feel free! 🙂

    in reply to: Blinking ads #840524

    I absolutely agree!

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841609

    if i understand correctly it means that energy does not behave like a wave but rather like a particle. that particle of energy contains a certain amount of energy. when absorbed by an electron the electron is excited and jumps a shell when the electron goes back to its stable state it releases a photon this is the light that we see.according to the amount of energy that the electron absorb the light of the photon will differ.

    Yup, that’s absolutely correct! The amount of energy released is dependent on what shell the electron is jumping back to (say, from n=3 to n=1). That energy is related to the frequency of light by the following equation:

    E=hf or E=hc/lambda

    where “e” is the energy we are concerned with, “h” is the Planck constant, “c” is the speed of light (approximately 3×10^8 m/s in a vacuum), and “lambda” (the Greek letter) stands for the wavelength of that electromagenetic energy. If the wavelength is 300-800 nm in length, we are able to see it.

    Interesting tidbit: as you can see from the second equation, there is an inverse relationship with lambda and the energy of light. That’s why ultraviolet light (lower wavelength than 300 nm) has much higher energy than regular light, and potential damaging factor to cells – particularly DNA and its sythesis/replication process.

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841608

    how do you explain the quatum theory (chemistry) to a grade 12

    and how do you connect it to bohr’s experiment

    To answer your question – quantum theory (at least in depth) is not something that’s taught in high-school level physics, neither in undergrad college. However, what I think you mean is the quantum theory of electronic configuration, which I am more than happy to explain:

    Quantum theory of electronic configuration defines the “address” of an electron. According to the Pauli Exclusion Principle, no two electrons may have the same address (which makes sense – no two electrons can be exactly in the same place at the same time!).

    There are four “quantum numbers”, which define many characteristics of electrons.

    FIRST QUANTUM NUMBER: This is denoted as “n”, and defines the shell in which the electron is occupying. The value for n may go from 1-infinity.

    SECOND QUANTUM NUMBER: This is denoted as “l”, and really refers to the angular momentum of the electron (something that we are not going into at the moment). The value for “l” goes from 0 to n-1, and refers to which subshell (s,p,d,f, etc) the electron is in.

    THIRD QUANTUM NUMBER: This is also known as the “magnetic quantum number”, and refers to the orbital in the subshell that the electron is occupying. Its values range from -l to +l (thats “l”, not “1”).

    FOURTH QUANTUM NUMBER: Also known as the “spin” of the electron, this refers to which way the electron is rotating around it’s axis (much like the planets do). The possible values are +1/2 and -1/2.

    The reason for any of the above quantum numbers is extremely complicated, as it goes into some serious quantum theory that is beyond my comprehension in its entirety.

    As to Bohr’s experiment – I’m not quite sure as to what you are referring to.

    Hope that helps!

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841607

    Which is the last enzyme involved in glycogenolysis?

    I’m assuming you mean “glycolysis” 🙂

    The last enzyme involved in glycolysis is pyruvate kinase, which converts enolate into pyruvate. Pyruvate can then go through different routs:

    Aerobic Respiration: pyruvate moves from the cytosol to the matrix of the mitochondria to go through the Krebs Cycle (Citric Acid Cycle).

    Anaerobic Respiration: if there is no oxygen, pyruvate can go through either lactic acid synthesis (whereby pyruvate is turned into lactic acid) or ethanol synthesis (some microorganisms, such as yeast, utilize. Pyruvate is decarboxylated and reduced to ethanol, releasing CO2). The main idea of anaerobic respiration is to oxidize NADH to NAD+, which is necessary for a middle step of glycolysis (the conversion of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate to glycerate-1,3-bisphosphate, which reduces NAD+ to NADH).

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841603

    pascha bchochma-

    Hexokinase is the enzyme that starts off glycolysis in eukaryotes. It phosphorylates glucose on the 6 carbon to create glucose-6-phosphate. This requires the input of 1 ATP molecule to drive the reaction forward.

    However, if glycogen is the starting reactant of glycolysis, a different enzyme breaks down glycogen into glucose-1-phosphate units (starch phosphorylase), and then hexophosphomutase isomerizes the molecule to glucose-6-phosphate. This does not require the use of ATP.

    While hexokinase is normally used in almost all cells in our body, a competing enzyme, glucokinase, is used by the liver to eventually create glycogen from glucose. So which enzyme is uses, and when?

    Due to the fact that the Km of hexokinase is around 1 micro-molar and glucokinase has a Km about 100 times that, hexokinase works best at low glucose concentrations (which makes sense- we want our glucose to be utilized for cellular respiration), while at high glucose concentrations glucokinase kicks in (more glucose=storage as glycogen).

    in reply to: Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Biochemistry/Math #841602

    Unless you start with imaginary numbers:


    in reply to: ONLINE COLLEGES #836487

    Just to interject here:

    As someone currently applying to medical school, I can tell you that these online degrees from practically any college is worthless to graduate schools. The exceptions are some law schools and/or business programs.

    If you want to get a degree for “the sake of getting a degree”, then by all means – go with an online degree from Naaleh or any of these programs. If you are planning on going to a serious graduate school, don’t.

    Jothar – I’ve used MIT OCW in the past, and you do not get any sort of degree through it. To quote the following:

    One must keep in mind that MIT OCW is not a substitute for attending regular and online universities and also OCW users will do not have any access to the faculty or professors.

    in reply to: There is no Perfect System… #836009

    What would be so bad if once every 2 weeks a Rebbi took boys to a hospital to do bikkur cholim and similar things.

    I absolutely agree.

    in reply to: There is no Perfect System… #836008

    i think thats a bit much…i mean one hopes that one would acquire good middos through learning torah…

    One would hope…but unfortunately, that is not the reality. The frum community has learned that anyone that is not wearing a black hat, jacket, and white shirt is “inferior”. If said person is not learning all day off the backs of others, they are inferior. Accordingly, they are looked down upon by the frum community.

    This is wrong.

    in reply to: There is no Perfect System… #836004


    “The frum communities in our area have created a model of the ideal frum young man: hat, jacket, a few years of beis medrash, and hopefully a year or two of kollel after marriage….”

    The ideal frum man- no mention of kindness, honesty, courage, or intelligence.

    I’d like to add on to this comment:

    We, as a frum society, has put so much effort into learning Torah…I think we have forgotten one of the most important prerequisites: honesty and kindness towards others. The frum society scorns those who do not fit the “ideal mode” that “we should look like” on an outward perspective. This, I feel, is something that needs to be changed before anything else.

    in reply to: Help! Math problem! #835747

    Here you go:

    Set the number of nickels as “n”, the number of dimes as “d”, and the number of quarters as “q”.

    There are a total of 37 coins. Therefore:


    You also know that the total in dollar amounts is equal to $5.50. Therefore:


    In the first equation, we can set q = n+4 (as there are 4 more quarters than nickels). Resetting the first equation:


    Solve for “d” in terms of “n”:


    Now we set the second equation (using q=n+4):


    Now you can plug the “d=33-2n” value to the above equation to solve for “n”:


    Do all the annoying math, and the final answer is n=12. That gives you the number of nickels. Finally:




    and that’s your answer! Double check your work and make sure the math is right:


    Hope that answers your question! Just keep in mind the moral of the equation: if you have multiple variables (like you do here), you need to set up equations to solve for a variable in terms of a main variable – which in this case I made “n” as our main variable.

    in reply to: Going to medical school #833484

    Yente, BTGuy: Thanks!

    Health: I did apply to Downstate (interviewed as well). In terms of DO – I don’t have anything against it, but I would rather go though the MD track. Even though I know there is practically no difference between the two these days! 🙂

    At the end of the day, people gravitate more to MDs than DOs – at least for now.

    in reply to: Going to medical school #833480

    RABBAIM- Those books look very interesting! I think I’m going to order them very soon.

    Always runs with scissors fast – it’s never too late; I’ve heard of someone who went to med school at 52 years old!

    in reply to: Going to medical school #833476

    Thanks! I applied to practically every NY med school, as well as a bunch of out-of-state schools (Northwestern, Georgetown, George Washington, Hopkins, etc).

    Applied in July – 4 interviews so far (waiting for acceptances – I hope soon!)

    I’m assuming from your screen name that you are in health care as well – what do you do?

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