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I agree googleman. As of now around 30 congress and 3 senators or so are boycotting. Out of 535 that is very little. If this speech goes well and he wins the election, both of which are probable, he will be ahead of any other leader in Israels History in stature (including Begin, Sharon, Ben Gourion , etc). The last 24 hours the Obama admin has eased up the pressure on him as they must sense that they lost this battle.
Nobody is going to care in a week or even a day if the invitation lacked protocol or Not and nobody can do a better job on this subject in a prepared speech then BIBI. Also according to a new Gallup poll today, Bibi has a much more fav / unfav rating then Obama does in the USA.
Uber is not really used to save money over a car service. A trip from flatbush to BP that cost me 15$ on car service will cost me 17-18 on Uber. But I will normally give a tip on the car service so its close. Its just so much more convenient that its worth the price
Yes I do. Uber / Lyft is fantastic for short rides. BP to flatbush, etc. The drivers need to act up to a certain standard (enforced by feedback) so the cars are nice, drivers friendly. Its super safe because the drivers are tracked and you can always complain to uber if you have a complaint. Its also great cause you know when they are coming exactly. As the ride gets longer though – It seem to get more pricier. SO a trip to JFK can be 55$ on Uber and say 30$ with a local car service. There is no money transfer on Uber. Its all credit card so thats good and bad.
Its also great if you travel often and dont want the hassle of calling a car service or renting a car every time. In my opinion , Uber is better then owning a car but its no good for long distances. Ask me any question and I will try to help. I use them all the time
Someone told me over shabbos that shemos stands for “shenayim Mikrah Vechud Targum”
For ebay you can either go on vacation mode or change the handling time.
For amazon you can just keep your FBA going and go on vacation mode for the others. Not responding to messages within 24 hours wont get you suspended but you may get a few more bad feedback. Also – make sure you have an automatic email saying you will be away
(im not a poisek btw – im just saying practiacally)
Yes I agree- Since the renewed fighting YWN has not been close to the sameAugust 30, 2013 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm in reply to: How can I buy tickets to Eretz Yisroel for under $800 NOW? #972765
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yageir: – what dont you like about it? I love it
yageir – what do you mean? maybe it was an approximate – whats your point?
There are contradictions. In one place it says “vish lo omad”, no body stood up to the Jews….but then it says they killed 75,000 “enemies”…. – and when it was over they celebrated. If they won a war we can celebrate, not if they killed hapless ppl who are not fighting you.
we also need to understand why it says everyone celebrates “the way they rested” (9:22). I understand shushan itself cause them and only them rested on the 15th, but a walled city other then shushan “fought” on the 13th, so they rested on the 14th, why would they celebrate on the 15th? Its not the “way they rested”
Even had it not say the words “like they rested”, its still not logical for a walled city to celebrate on the wrong day just because in shushan they rested that day. What does the fact that Shushan has a wall around it have to do with it? Find another common random attribute to shushan (maybe all cities that have plumbing like shushan celebrate the 15th as a zaycher to shushan)
Also, why didnt they take the spoils like M said? (according to what was said above, M had to keep the letter the same or similar to H, to make it look like its a clarification of Hamans letter, so he had to say they should take the spoils like it said in Hamans letter. He had never intended for the jews to take it and thats why they didnt)
ThePurpleOne – yes that too but the simple reading of the M also has to make sense.
Yaffa80, morahrach – see last post
Will try to post more later and hopefully help (bz now sorry)
FIA: The jews in the unwalled cities fought – what happened in a nutshell is that originally haman wrote 2 letters, 1 saying “be prepared for military action” and another secret one given just to the leaders to open on the 13th to “kill the jews”. Had he just written letters for everyone to kill the jews in 11 months, it would never had happened. Then M & E wrote their own 2 letters “clarifying” that when it said “be prepared for military action” it meant “haehudim” – jews be prepared – they had to do it this way cause a King cant Nullify a decree as explained above.
The second letter, “clarified” to mean “kill” who should kill – the jews should kill – instead of the Jews being killed, they should kill others. Of course a stretch (in some languages more then others) – yes – but this was just a “lawyers trick” to get around the decree without Nullifying it. So when the people got Esters Letter – worse case the jews were prepared (from the open letter) and they then had 2 letters on the 13th of Adar, 1) “kill the jews” and 2) “jews should kill” – so even if they didnt fall for the lawyers trick – the jews were ready and had an advantage of being ready and also were far better off from before cause at least they were on equal footing.
In the walled cities, the gov leaders were getting signals from the capital that the King is with the jews (because M got promoted, H was killed, etc) so they mainly focused on Esters letter – so “veish Loy umad Lifnayhem” – in the lawless unwalled cities, the man on the street only focused on the first – so they fought and the Jews fought back..That is why walled cities and unwalled celebrate differant days “they way they rested” – the walled cities didnt even fight, unwalled did – the unwalled had more of a traditional military win, walled was more hashem behind the scenes. This is also why the unwalled cities celebrated the first year, the walled only the second because they did not see a great miracle happen like the unwalled
There is alot more to say…but this is in a nutshell
Leyzer – poppa right on this one- aderaba- the King clearly said he cant “return the decrees” – nullifying it was out of the question, she didnt even ask. You need to read the Gaon and Malbums explanation on what they did and all these Qs and more fall away.
yaff80 – as WIY says – the gaon and Malbim answer these questions –
You wont figure it out on your own and once you understand it their way the story is way different then you probably think right now. There are some great shiurim online if your interested
The reason why they killed 75000 Jews was because in the non walled cities, they did not pick up on the signals the king was sending that he want the decree nullified. In the walled cities they did so when they got the second letter that the Jews can fight back, it was understood that the King does not want the Jews Killed and “vish Lo omad Bifnayhem”. Thats going on just the walled cities.
In the unwalled cities, the people got a letter that said “kill the jews” (letter 1) – which was not opened until the 13th of adar. They then got a second letter, Esters letter that the “Jews should kill”. So there was a war from the Die hard anti-semites and the Jews won because they were backed by the army.
GeshmakMan – find a hobby
I agree with yitayningwut
popa_bar_abba: care yes – but to kvetch and fake cry is hard to take serious. If a doctor cried for every patient he sees – it will be hard to take him serious.
I think most people who see a meshulech cry and beg for a school and then find out hes getting 50% of the proceeds to himself – find that to be a turnoff – Kal vechomer if hes collection for 100s of differant tzedakehs
popa_bar_abba: – My point was that they get all emotional about it – as if they are representing that organization and the cause is close to the heart. Very Hard to take a phone call serious when you know the caller is crying every day for someone else – and getting paid for that as well – dont you agree?
popa_bar_abba: you stole my joke.
fed ben fed
I agree with every word you said –
take it from me as im already past that point. It makes more sense to splurge on a big house and then “cry poverty” later –March 30, 2012 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864508
mexipal: why 10? ppl will give more if its going to tzedkeh. Maybe Mods can help us me out. Im actually collecting a 2 poor families in my neighborhood. They are both unable to work at all. Since everyone seems to be looking for zechusim, can we arrange something?
btw – I think this is a great thread – enjoyedMarch 30, 2012 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864498
‘Tina: If the guys don’t collect it, you are taking away the Mitzvah of giving Tzedaka from so many people who would have given had someone collected and otherwise didn’t give.
And, there is a humongeous Mitzvah in collecting Tzedaka for the Yeshiva too. ‘
Im not sure your understanding. The Bochorim are giving (there koichas) – The askanim are giving pay + extra.
So from the Bochorims perspective – they are giving and collecting as opposed to just collecting
Is anyone suggesting that collecting alone is better then giving AND collecting?March 30, 2012 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864497
avhaben: Read the thread. Im saying the askanim will give extra cause its going to Tzedakeh. So The bochorim giving there koichas and the askanim giving extra for tzedakeh – What mitvah is lost?
are you suggesting that collecting alone is better then giving AND collecting?March 30, 2012 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864491
‘avhaben: Collecting Tzedaka for a Yeshiva is a Mitzvah Rabba that should never be given up. ‘
But this is giving. Collecting Tzedakeh is bigger then giving??March 30, 2012 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864488
popa_bar_abba +1March 30, 2012 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864483
bobbys cow: that was a reaction to PBAs gutter talk. OK PBA – lets go for a beer summitMarch 30, 2012 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864481
Sam2: nothing bothers me at all. It just seems strange when healthy yeshiva boys come home early to collect when they can just as easily earn the money for the school. Seems less degrading. I do not mind at all if they collect – but collecting is normally a last option, not a first option.
I do not understand how anyone can find that offensive.March 30, 2012 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864475
We need a *like* button so that we can push down pba’s comments.March 30, 2012 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864468
“Most important, you are still making up facts. Because no warehouse is going to pay a yeshiva guy 2500 a month either. A month is about 160 hours of work. 7.15×160=1114. Even if they pay 10 an hour, 10×160=1600. “
People will pay more because its going to Tzedakh. Like when they send you a free tape in the mail – most people give moreMarch 30, 2012 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864466
popa_bar_abba: ‘This is an example of how someone hates yeshiva guys, so will make up anything in order to have a complaint. ‘
I did not complain – just made a suggestion. Hates Yehsiva guys? where did that come from? my suggesting they not collect and offering a possible alternative? Your forcing them to collect so maybe you hate Yeshiva guys
My analysis of your comments is that you hate yourself and that is why you talk in such a demeaning way.
editedMarch 30, 2012 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864464
Nechomah: if hes working for a whole month in a warehouse packing, delivering, etc –March 30, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864461
popa_bar_abba: “stupid” – “retarded”, “moron”. All you are doing is talking like a gutter inner city teenager. As a matter of fact, you do this in quite a few threads. I think your record speaks for itself over who the moron is. Your profile “Mildly Retarded, Eccentric Jewish Woman” kind of makes the point as well.March 30, 2012 1:53 am at 1:53 am in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864457
‘I have heard multiple times that it’s important to go collecting, I believe it has to do with the fact that the kids in general don’t pay tuition and owe some hakaras hatov’
but if they work for the money and give half or all to the school – isnt that showing more hakaras hatov?March 30, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864450
yeshivaguy45: – Because they are collecting from “the busines s owners” anyways. I belive that in such an arrangement, most businesses will give more then the worth of the work. This way everyone wins. Im sure someone is going to say “some people find it a privelage to help these yeshivas” – It is – But there are enough people collecting who really need it – and cant work – lick sick , orphans, widows, etcMarch 29, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Boys being sent home to collect Bain Hazmanim #864448
Naysberg – Ive never heard anyone suggest that 17 year old children need go collecting for chinuch. Your not human if you do not know at that point how vital tzedaka is in the frum world.
popa_bar_abba: – 17 and 18 yr olds are not colecting 5k each. They are going in groups of and 5 and if all 5 works, at 2500 per month….thats 12,5000$ – pretty good I would think.
I do not think most collect that
There is a special place in my heart for the maxwell house ones
This is the latest update – after 20 hours.
‘French Interior Minister says holed-up suspect plans to turn himself in to police at night ‘to be more discreet’
hey derech – sites have been hacked before – but good one
midwesterner – makes sense – but the reason I think is not to insult Yerushlayim
I saw something interesting yesterday. They did not want Yerushalayim to not be special like shushan, so they made it that a walled city is considered walled for the megilla as long as it had a wall during Yehoshua Bin Nun’s times. During the story of Purim it did not have a wall
As a matter of fact , even shushan did not have a wall by Yehoshua Bin Nun’s times.
Sam2 is correct – Tiveria, sefas, chevron all lain twice. On shushan purim without a bracha
this one is easy – those pink chew-chews – why did they top making those? best kosher nosh ever
1) – You get health insurance + breaks on Tuition.
Also if you make 80 and 6 kids you pay zero taxes. If you make 160 you pay alot of taxes.
so 160 is 130. 80 is 75 after taxes.
130-40k tuition is 90, 75-20k is 55. Now the insurace savings make up a big chunk of that differance after dental and braces.
Your also eligiable for mortgage modifications , first time home owner breaks, seminary scholoships when your kids are ready etc etc.
If you make 160 – nobody has rachmonis on you and they think your doing so well so they dont stop asking you for money.
My point may not be to the poenny but just about the same
username7 – they all get govt help
Bostoner – I think I disagree that costs are lower for a frum family moving out of town to a small community. My research has shown the only thing cheaper is the initial home purchase. After that, you are hit with alot of unexpected expenses
1) schools are much more and they do not give you a break so fast as in Brooklyn
2) Real estate tax is alot often
3) Food is much more
4) 2 cars a must – in brooklyn 1 is ok
5) Traveling back and forth to simchas is pricey
6) – NYC is known to give every child any therapy they request (speech, PT, OT) – That wont happen moving to Scranton or the like. So if your child needs speech, its going to be hard to get unless you pay 100$ a hour
The overall cost is not less then in broklyn, people just get tricked by the initial cost of home savings
tomim tihye – see this thread..
if you have 6 kids – you can get CHP if you make up 154k which saves you 1000s on copays and dental over any regual insurance. You will be very close to getting familyh health plus.
Wic you get also i fyou make around 70 with 6 kids. Also, if you make 80 and you have 6 kids, you will not have to pay anything close to full tuition.
However if you make 160 – you pay full insurance and tuition – so whats the differance between making 160 and 80? who cares if you pay 20k Tuition or 40k? Between the insurance and Tution and camp differance – its the same thing.
Menachem Melamed – why? whats the difference between making 150 or making 80 and getting govt help + tuition breaks that equal 150 ?
I do not think anybody cares (except maybe you )
I agree with ChanaZ – once your up to 6, 7 kids – you need around 250 or help from the govt. The numbers spiral out of control from 3 kids to 6 –
without any programs before taxes around 170k – most make less and are on govt programs. You will die of hunger if you make 150 or less and are not on any programs (assuming you have 5 children or more)