Yoin from BP

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  • in reply to: JFK baggage policy #870473

    Yoin from BP
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    “Swiss International Air Lines has no connection to the former company, Swissair”.

    Interesting statement.

    Isn’t that a bit like saying ‘I am not related to my former Mother’?

    in reply to: JFK baggage policy #870469

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    One thing I’ve got to say about CR posters; even if they are sometimes rude, ill-informed and cannot spell English correctly; at least they have a GREAT sense of humor!

    in reply to: Boro Park vs. Flatbush #859470

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    Most Boro Parkers:

    have never been to a Major League baseball game; but they have a ‘far-tugs’ chavrusa;

    have never tasted Cholov Stam; but often eat ‘shirayim’;

    women wouldn’t be caught dead in a snood; but joyfully walk with 6+ kids in tow with the husband pushing the carriage.

    Nevertheless, I’m sure there are exceptions both ways.

    in reply to: was YWN hacked? #879433

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    HACK nisht kein cheinick!

    in reply to: Give Thanks To The YWN Staff, Editors And Moderators Today #1034449

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    Isn’t ‘Shticky Guy’ one of the mods?

    in reply to: Ricola Candies #1091249

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    If you are someone who is makpid on Pos-Tiv or KJ or any of the other extra special hechsheirim, and you are a choleh sh’ain bo sakono, you would want find an alternate to Ricola.

    in reply to: Need charity recommendations #826310

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    I publicly apologize and ask mechila for stating above that CAMP SIMCHA receives governmental assistance. I have now learned that as a private enterprise (only accept Jewish kids), they are not entitled to public funding.

    in reply to: Need charity recommendations #826304

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    Although Camp Simcha is an extraordinary camp, I would not include it in the same catagory as many other struggling and deserving mosdos listed above. Camp Simcha has huge resources, both private and government.

    Having said that, I think that there are 2 groups of people that can answer the question as well as or better than any of the above.

    1) Rabbonim and 2) some of the better known g’virim who have ‘hands-on’ experience with tdedoko organizations.

    in reply to: artscroll shas #826419

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    Observation: The Talmidei chachomim who WROTE the AS did not yet have the AS to learn from! They simply ‘horovid’ (ameilus)!

    in reply to: HELP! 12hr stop over in brussels! #825302

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    If you can trust your husband to travel by all by himself to Israel, you can probably trust him to find a Kosher Restaurant in Antwerp! (The restaurants with Arab lettering are probably not recommended, even though the owners have beards and the women are covered up).

    in reply to: HELP! 12hr stop over in brussels! #825298

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    Chances are that he will meet people on the flight that are going to Antwerp (45 mins)who can:

    a) Show him the hourly bus to Antwerp and return;

    b) give him a ride.

    Antwerp has late Shachris minyonim, kosher supermarkets and restaurants. In November, sunrise is around 8 AM!. Can’t daven much earlier than that.

    He can visit the bourse (diamond exchange). If it pulls him, he can see the well-known Rebbe, Reb Leibush.

    The kever of Reb Itzikel Zatzal is not too far away. Maybe his new-found friends will hire a taxi together and be misspallel at that mokom kodesh.

    One thing for sure: he can use his time well if he has the inclination. (In Brussels, there are guided tours; but mostly churches etc.).

    BRU airport has a shul.

    Fuhr g’zinteheit.

    I would love to hear how it worked out. It may help other people.

    in reply to: The B110 Bus #821722

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    In Europe, the railroad cars of the very long International trains are segregated according to final destination. Someone entering in Milan and going to Amsterdam cannot decide to sit in the wagon going to Paris.

    Similarly, a gentleman in Costco cannot insist on using the Ladies Only facilities. Segregation?

    US Customs also seperates visitors and American citizens upon entry to the US. Isn’t that segregation?

    Shoprite has a ’15 item or less’ check-out counter. Is that called segregation?

    And the list goes on.

    A similar argument can perhaps be made in the Williamsburgh Bus case. Seperation between men and women is optional, expected and adhered to.

    in reply to: Smelling Powders on Yom Kippur #815786

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    Sam2: If you insist, you can make an artificial brocho.

    in reply to: Do Married Guys Do Laundry? #1074877

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    I may be starting a new minhag; but since my extraordinary wife bakes 6.5# of flour for challa every single Friday morning; I buy both of us a nice breakfast and we eat it together while the dough is rising or in the oven. And we are doing this for many years already.

    in reply to: Saying Tehillim on Shabbos #805453

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    The Tchernobler minhag (al-pi Eliyahu Hanovi) is to complete the entire Sefer T’hillim, ‘bli-hefsek’ and before davening on Shabbos morning. This is 1 of the 3 most important minhagim of Skver and Rachmistrifka Chassidus.

    I have done so more than a thousand times (every Shabbos for more than 20 years). With proper concentration, one can get quite proficient and complete it in less than 1 1/2 hours (I usually do it in 70-80 minutes – every word).

    I look forward to Shabbos morning probably more than anything else.

    in reply to: Why do people still wear black hats? #803606

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    Why do (chareidim, Yeshiva-leit, Chassidim etc) wear Black Hats?

    Why do doctors wear their stethoscopes around their necks?

    Why do soldiers wear their Army uniforms?

    Why do business types wear ties?

    Why do ‘Bnei Akiva’ types wear knotted yarmulkas?

    Why do ‘Heimishe’ Rabbis have beards?

    and the list can go on and on..

    Because, Black hats is OUR uniform.

    But it also reflects on us and our obligations. ‘Nobelesse oblige’. Nobility obligates. When we make a ‘Kiddush HaShem’ it’s nice. But when we make a ‘Chillul HaShem’, it is many times more serious because of our ‘uniform’.

    in reply to: What is the funnest thing you'll be doing this summer? #795031

    Yoin from BP
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    Ooops. I thought the question was ‘funniest’.

    in reply to: What is the funnest thing you'll be doing this summer? #795030

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    Going to the pool.

    in reply to: What have you "given up" to be frum? #790152

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    I’m an FFB. Nevertheless, it gives me great chizuk to read the mesiras nefesh of the posters above and to truly appreciate our glorious heritage all the more.


    Yoin from BP
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    My younger sister became a yesoimoh (orphan) at 15 and acted quite immature. When she was 19, the Skverer Rebbe (New Square) asked me ‘and what about shidduchim’ for her. I explained that in my opinion, she was too immature to get married just yet. He responded ‘She will mature under the Chuppa’.

    And so it was. She really did mature ‘under the chuppa’ at 20 and built a beautiful family of bnei and b’nos Torah.

    My 2 cents: Girls (parents) should seriously start with shidduchim at 18 barring extraordinary circumstances, and in any case discuss with g’dolei and manhigei Yisroel how to proceed.

    in reply to: Shtenders #1034411

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    Idea for table-top shtenders; one can now buy (order?) heavy Lucite shtenders (I don’t have a store address but they can be seen in Emunas Yisroel – 44th + 16th Ave and Raslowitz – 17 + 17th Ave. in BP).

    Also Amazing Savings sells small Lucite shtenders (probably for lap-tops) at $2.99!!. It does the trick. Easily portable. Get one for the country.

    For personalization, order Hebrew name plates at any s’forim store.

    Would like to hear comments from CR’s after purchase.

    in reply to: Things Kids Said/Did #1185170

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    I saw sign in BP store this morning (10/15/10):

    ‘Small amount of worm infestation in flour. Must be sifted in 50+ mesh. Due to recent worm weather”.

    in reply to: Davening Survey #689083

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    There is also a catagory 6 1/2 for those who do come to the shul building but shmooz in the vestabule (with Talis & Tfillin and coffee). Not sure how much they actually ‘daven’.

    I once picked up a young married man at about 7:30 IN BORO PARK who, when asked, told me that he doesn’t have time to daven in shul. I’m afraid that those like him would be a catagory #7.

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