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March 6, 2023 7:51 am at 7:51 am in reply to: Shmurah Matzah Prices #2171424
Well, you know, the price of eggs have sky rocketed!
🙂September 11, 2022 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm in reply to: Paskez Chew chews and other extinct nosh photos #2123502
You mean those hard squares that are still stuck in my teeth?
Yoish! We had such good stuff, back in the day. Who recalls those nougat bars? Those were good.
According to some reaserch: ABBA of Abba Shaul was a title, not part of his name.
TWO names is a relatively new thing. I don’t think you’ll find any Tanna or Amora with more than one name, but if I am wrong, I will accept.
No one really has TWO NAMES. A person has A name: ויקרא שמו בישראל, HIS NAME, not NAMES. Even someone who has multiple names, all those names are ONE name: Rav Shach zt”l had one name: ELAZAR MENACHEM MAN. If someone were to name his son after Rav Shach zt”l just “Elazar” he didn’t give him Rav Shach’s name. He gave a name to his son, something that will remind him of Rav Shach – but that is not his name. Similarly if a person is given two names, after two people, he is really not named after either of them, rather he has his own NEW name.
That is my understanding. But I may be wrong. כך מקובלני מבית אבא.May 26, 2022 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm in reply to: Focusing on the positive side of lubavitch #2091335
Come on! Anyone who has traveled out of town, and yes ANYONE, has been positively effected by the Chabad shiluchim around the globe. Every frum Yid, even the chassidishe Rebbes, who has vacationed in Palm Springs, or anywhere else has been positively impacted by having a minyan. Often having a mikva. Usually they know where to pick up some food with heimishe hechsheirim. The amazing kiruv that they do impacts us all. And its only because they have such Ahavas Yisroel. I was once in Vail, CO, and they have a most beautiful minyan. It is simply because of the mesiras nefesh of these sheluchim that so many people can daven (whatever nussach they want) with a minyan. In these hick OOT spots, no one is trying to make anyone Chabad. They are providing an island of Torah and Mitzvos in middle of the wilderness.
Its only the in towners that don’t see it, that don’t appreciate them.
(You don’t have to agree with EVERYONEs hashkofos – and very few a real meshachist).
And I am not Lubavitch. (But have been able to use their services when I travel). When you meet them personally, you become humbled by their accomplishments. And its kdai to support them).May 26, 2022 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm in reply to: Every Yids a safek mamzer #2091340
I guess you are not planning on “yarshen”ing your father’s estate. Because you’re only MAYBE his son.
Did YOU have this conversation with YOUR father? With your wife’s son?April 26, 2022 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm in reply to: 2 Luchos on Shovuos? #2080037
Maybe you should ask, Why is the Kriyas HaTorah of Shavuos morning the Aseres HaDibros?
The Kabolas HaTorah, Ma’amad Har Sinai was 50 days after Yetzios Mitzrayim. There we all HEARD the ASERES HA’DIBROS from HASHEM. The luchos with the aseres hadibros were received 40 days later (17 Tammuz), and then again Yom Kippur (10 Tishrei).September 20, 2021 4:00 am at 4:00 am in reply to: Yom Kippur like Purim #2009107
Just saw a beautiful pshat from Pesach Krohn in the new book on Yomim Noraim.
On Purim, we were actually zoche to the ובכן תן פחדך And Then the following paragraphs that all the Hashem instilled his fear amongst the nations, which caused them to respect klal Yisroel, which brought about ובכן צדיקים יראו וישמחו, of which eventually brought about בית המקדש השני.
So on Purim it actually happened, and therefore on the holiest day of the calendar we hope to have a day יום כיפורים, the Day that we should be zoche to again במהרה.April 23, 2020 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm in reply to: Distance Learning for Many children – AND ONLY ONE DEVICE! #1852462
It’s beautiful that you have such a beautiful family. Kneinehara!
But with 5 children you should have just received from the government in the amount of $4900. You should be able to afford a few cheap simple Kosher cell phone lines. (From experience, it’s probably worthwhile to invest in a few sets of headphones so that everyone in the family can use the phones at the same time).
Hatzlacha!April 2, 2020 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm in reply to: Kosher Lpesach Medication #1846552
According to Kollel Los Angeles’s, “Guide to Cosmetics and Medications” from Rabbi Gershon Bess:
Adderall Tablets XR (from Shire) is fine for Pesach.
Sertraline Tablets (From Camber, Greenstone, Apotex or Lupin) are fine.
Chag Kosher Vsameach.
The newspapers don’t have standards.
The papers are trying to please their readership.
One of the countries popular newspapers has a sister paper in a “out of town” community and there they have no problem putting pictures of women – namely because the readers there don’t mind or prefer to see the pictures. Even mosdos from communities that they themselves would never publish pictures of women, when advertising out of town, can use the pictures of women.
Yes, it does show a double standard, or more like a newspaper without any standard besides selling newspapers.April 3, 2014 12:06 am at 12:06 am in reply to: Gebrokts on Pesach #1067485
While I am not Chabad, and I do “brok”, I too was bothered by this question and once heard a fantastic pshat in the name of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Don’t know which one).
The korban that we bring on the 2nd day of Pesach is the Korban Omer which was barley. Barley in the terms of gemara is “maachal behaima” (animal food). This represents that even though the Jewish nation was born when we came out of mitzrayim, we were still growing until Shavuos which we brought the Korban Shtei HaLechem which is “maachal adom” (human food). The avoda during sefira is to take us further from our animalistic traits and bring us to more humane and Godly traits.
The last day of Pesach is also the first day of second week on sefira. To represent one more step from the basic animalistic nature (of eating anything BASIC just purely for survival) to a more human nature (of enjoying fantastic food) there is an “inyan” to eat gebroks.
Am I totally satisfied with this explanation? Not really. But its some sort of beginning of an explanation. (No one would say that because the last day is miderabanan you should start eating something that is ossur bi’dirabanan!)December 3, 2013 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm in reply to: Tal Umatar will never fall on Zos Chanuka ever again – by a drunken popa #991326
Why not in 19 years? Thankgiving and chanukah has a rarity because of the fact that Thankgiving is always on Thursday, but that Zos Chanukah on Dec 4 or 5 doesn’t have the same rarity. The calander shows that in 5793 / 2032 zon chanukah and tal umar are on the dame date Sunday. Thankgiving will be Thursay Nov 25 and Chanukah begins on Motze Shabbos.April 28, 2013 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm in reply to: Lag B'Omer – Yahrtzeit of The Rema #948895
The Rem”a was nifter on 33 Omer, wrote 33 Seforim, and died at the age of 33.
Kach Mikublani MiRaboisai…April 17, 2013 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm in reply to: Contemporary Christain Miracle Stories #946144
This is the problem of Rebbishe Maysis. Our Emunah has to be stronger than stories. Yes Rebbes know, and so do all GEdolim know, but our Emunah in the Eibishter is stronger than all the mayselachApril 15, 2013 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm in reply to: Telling Teenagers They Are Teenagers #946815
I tell my teenagers that they are acting like babies. But it’s not really their fault. That’s just the way they were born.April 12, 2013 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm in reply to: PHOTO: Orthodox Jewish Man Covers Himself In Plastic Bag On Plane #945829
Just to make clear, I don’t know the halochos of tuma, I just have a question for those who do.
Lets say that the actual airplane is not an ohel by itself because it is an Ohel Zaruk (as noted above, I don’t begin to know the sugya), and the plastic bag stops the tuma because of “tzomid posil” (as noted above). When one is sitting in the airplane there are many different layers between the aircraft outer metal wall and the plastic interior. Why can’t the platic (or fiberglass or whatever it is) also make the “tzomid posil”? There are layes and layers of insulation, wiring, airducts, etc, in those walls, that are (IMHO) not part of the Ohel Zaruk.
Again, I maybe wrong. I never learned the sugya. Maybe someone who did, can enlighten us all.April 10, 2013 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm in reply to: Good Communities Outside of NY #1153522
I would say to try Los Angeles. They say that the housing there is totally affordable. Like under three million for a two bedroom. That’s right TWO bedroom, not one. If getting the most for your dollar is important, Los Angeles is the ONLY way to go!!
(They might throw in a chicken for half price from Doheny Meats)!April 10, 2013 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm in reply to: Can a Golem Speak? #945067
I once heard from a Rosh Yeshiva who has a knack for history that in all probablity the Golem never exsisted.
But the STORY of the Golem most definently did exsist in the times of the Maharal.
The Maharal, in order to make the goyim scared of the Yidden, concocted and led everyone to believe that there was a Golem capable of doing all of these things to people who made problems for the Yidden of Prague. He allowed all the stories about the great Golem (who noone ever actually saw, but everyone knew someone who actually saw it) to continue and grow to help klal yisroel from our enemies.
I once heard that when the talmidei haGro finally reached Eretz Yisroel, the talmidei haBesh”t were already there. As a way of making peace with them they accepted 4 or 5 things from the talmidei haBesh”t. One was V’sayn Tal UMatar. (I think one was sim sholom at mincha).
(I think birkas kohanim came from the Sphardim that were already there. It is known that the Gra wanted to reinstate birkas kohanim in Vilna but that he recieved a siman min haShamayim that he shouldn’t.)February 6, 2013 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm in reply to: to pay back or not to? sheva brochas #927771
As well as you know your silbling, do you REALLY know him/her?
Maybe when you had your simcha, something was going on in her life that she didn’t want ANYONE to know about. Maybe the siblings spouse found a tumor ch”v and they weren’t sure what it was. Maybe there was “mis” in the family and she wasn’t able. Maybe someone had to go the “M” that night and couldn’t promise.
Being dan l’kag zechus applies to sisters and brothers as well. May your sibling just can’t handle it. And if you could and all works out then TOVOI OLECH/OLECHA bracha!
I say, if you can, do it with a SMILE. Boruch Hashem people are getting married and simchos all around. Mazel TovFebruary 1, 2013 12:50 am at 12:50 am in reply to: Advice on Parenting Books #1111290
Love and Logic (Jim Fey) He has a whole system. You can sign up for his free emails.January 30, 2013 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: SD CarMd Help #925298
They may have been accidentaly moved into the wrong folder on the SD card. Try recording again. See where the camera saved the file and then, on the computer, cut and paste files into the correct folder.
HatzlachaJanuary 22, 2013 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: The Most OVERrated Things in Life #923283
The President of the USAJanuary 21, 2013 1:22 am at 1:22 am in reply to: Wearing a טלית once married #1184526
Someone once told me that there is a mishna berura or a biyur halacha (I never saw it inside, so its only mi’pi shemua) that says the reason that reason the minhag started to only wear a tallis gadol after marriage is to put pressure on bochurim to get married.January 10, 2013 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm in reply to: Fascinating Torah trivia #921008
There is a gemara that says ???? ??? ????? ?? ???. Only four people in the history of world died without doing any aveiros whatsoever. The only reason they died was because of the g’zeira from Adom and Chava. One of them is Amram. (The others are: Binyomin, Yishai and Klav ben Dovid). How could Amram have married his own aunt? If you will say that it was before matan Torah, so then the whole gemara looses its punch.
A friend of mine quoted a Nefesh HaChaim (Rav Chaim Volozhin) who explains the fact the Avos kept the Torah was not the same way that we have the Torah. Yes, the Yidden kept Shabbos and mitzvos. They knew the Torah, but were allowed to make their own calculations. When Yaakov saw that he was given Leah, he married her sister as well because he knew that the world would need a Moshiach ben Yosef. Maybe you can say, that Amram knew that from him together with Yocheved the “goel” was to be born. So he was allowed to marry his aunt. As soon as Paroah made a decree that all boys must be thrown into the river, he knew that even if a “goel” was to be born from him, he would have to kill him, and hence had no reason to be married to his aunt. So he divorced her. Miriam came along and said that its your job to bring the “goel” onto earth, from there on Hashem will worry about it. Ofcourse, once we were formally given the Torah on Har Sinai, we can no longer make our own calculations.
To take this one step further. Eventhough, Yocheved remarried, (and even if Amram had a din kohen), he was allowed to be machzir grushoso, because we was allowed to make such a calculation.
(Please note: this is my own p’shat based on what I heard in the name of the Nefesh HaChaim, but for people who are more learned than me, it may be a long bubba mayss, but from what I was quoted, kein nire’e li)January 8, 2013 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm in reply to: Insanity!! Netura Karta Sicko Forces His Boys Into Frum Girls School in Antwerp #928837
What the school should have done, is have a massive “bruchos haba’os” assembly for the boys, with all the students, teachers, principles singing and dancing and welcoming the boys so joyously. The teachers should have started dancing with him. The press would have seen it as if the school wants them, and he should have been a few blocks away by then. (But then again, with this guy there is no telling!)December 6, 2012 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm in reply to: girls lighting #911690
To be honest, I didn’t read the whole back and forth here, but I think an important aspect of mehadrin vs. mehadrim min hamehadrin was not addressed.
Tosfos says clearly that the basic mitzva is one candle per household. Mehadrin is each person lights 1 candle. So if there are 6 people in the house, all 8 nights 6 candles are lit. Mehadrin min HaMehadrin is that on the first night one, second two candles, third three etc. That is that ONE person in the family lights ONE menorah for the whole family. Tosfos explains that if each person lights more than it is not clear from looking at the window what night of chanukah it is.
The Rambam argues on Tosfos and clealy states that if there are 10 people in the house, the father lights 10 candles on the first night, 20 on the second, 30, 40,50 … The achroinim have an explenation for this machlokes. So from Tosfos, a son OR a daughter would not light and the father would light for EVERYONE ONE menorah and the RAMBAM holds that sons and daughters don’t light rather the father lights for them.
It is possible that Tosfos is only refering to where people don’t use a menorah, rather they use class cups standing alone, (a common thing in Eretz Yisroel where people light outside), and one wouldn’t be able to tell which night of Chanukah it is. But if each person has his own menorah (as is the standard in the USA) maybe Tosfos would agree that each person light his own.November 29, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm in reply to: Maase She'haya, Kach Haya #909822
I have another Maase She’haya, Kach Haya. You gotta hear it.
So, it was, like, erev Shabbos, and my wife told me we were out of grapejuice. I’m like, wine was good for the seder, it’s kosher year round! And she’s like, the grandkids like grapejuice and make sure it’s Kedem. I say, that’s the purple juice! No? And she’s like Yeah! Grape Juice is purple. So I head out to the local grocery, and buy a bottle of purple grape juice. And my wife said, Thanks a lot.
Mamash a Maase She’haya, Kach Haya!
Let’s all hear some more everyday Maase She’haya, Kach Hayas…November 23, 2012 6:59 am at 6:59 am in reply to: Black Friday 2012 #908817
Black Friday has absolutely NOTHING to do with kratzmach. Noone is buying washing machines as presents as stocking stuffers, yet Sears has a Black Friday deal.
Black Friday, as the name suggests, is when companies who are in the RED from a whole year of poor sales hope to cash in and get into the BLACK. From a negative balance sheet to a positive one. They create this whole hype. They probably hire the first few people to camp outside their stores two weeks an advance, not because they care about what gift you’re buying your mother-in-law, but because they need to balance their books.
Now a kratzmach sale is another story altogether.November 22, 2012 2:14 am at 2:14 am in reply to: Kashas on the Parsha #1169291
coffee, so how was Rochel allowed to cheat Yaakov? and why is she still so praised by it?November 22, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am in reply to: Kashas on the Parsha #1169289
Did Yaakov know that HE wanted to marry Rochel AND Leah?
Did Rochel know that Yaakov wanted to marry Leah as well?
The possuk tells us that Yaakov told Lavan very clearly, in no uncertain terms, that he was willing to work seven years for ROCHEL, and only Rochel, not Leah?? How was Rochel allowed to give the simanim away??November 21, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm in reply to: Kashas on the Parsha #1169287
In a similar Q to BaalHabooze:
Q. How was Rochel allowed to give the “secret password” to Leah? She was a traitor!
Imagine the story today. Some young BJJ graduate comes home from Israel, and gets engaged to a Lakewood bochur fresh out of the freezer. Ms. BJJ graduate has an older sister, with very sad eyes, at the grand age 27. After three months of palnning every last detail, the day finally arrives. At the chasunah the chosson goes and “badekt”s the kallah. They have a very moving and uplifting chuppah, and immediately after the chosson breaks the glass, the kallah lifts her veil and behold there stands the kallahs sister!!
Would the kallah be considered great for saving her older sister or would she be a traitor to her new husband??
And what needs further explantaion, how could it be that this very action gave Rochel her prestigious place in Klal Yisroel?!November 15, 2012 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm in reply to: Why do we call them Toysfiss #1046024
For the same reason why it is “yontif”, and the shem Hashem is often prodounced “Adin…” instead of “Adon…”
Probobly why in English we pronounce “of” as “ov”. The “V” sound requires less energy than the “F” sound.
There is no end to the examples available.
I had the same question when seeing a notice in this weeks Yated and HaModia? Anyone have a clue?October 16, 2012 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm in reply to: Who is a Real Chossid? #899839
To quote the seforim: ?? ???? ??? ???? ????September 7, 2012 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm in reply to: Did You start cleaning for pesach yet #895838
Ready for Pesach?? Of course. I’m already taking my day naps to be able to stay up all night Shavuos with my coffee!!
People ask the most obvious questions! It’s totally unreal!September 2, 2012 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm in reply to: Whoever Said Nothing Was Impossible #990702
Whoever said “Nothing Is Impossible” is lying. I’ve been doing it for years!August 28, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm in reply to: Braiding Challos – Why? #893514
Does anyone have 12 challos at their regular Shabbos table? (Besides for Rebbes at tish). Do 12 braids count as twelve Challos? Can all 12 be braided into one challah?August 24, 2012 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm in reply to: Braiding Challos – Why? #893507
“Zaidy, it has to do with Kabuleh. if you go to a tish you will see that the rebbe has all 12 challos.”
Maybe the twelve Challos at the Rebbe’s tish has to with the lechem hapanim al pi kaballah, (hopefully, it’s nothing more than a zecher for the lechem hapanim, because no rebbe’s tish is a Shulchan HaZahav in the Bais HaMikdosh). Should I start having 12 challos on my Shabbos table?? Are each of the twelve Challos at the tish one braid or 6 braids? Does the Rebbe have 12 challos when there is no tish?? Or can it remotely possibly be that because they need alot of challah for sherayim so they need more than two, and twelve and lechem hapanim sounds like a good number with a segula for parnassa from the shulchan??
If I recall correctly, when they were first advertising Kiryat Sefer thay wrote something like: 20 minutes from Yerushalayim! 20 minutes from Bnei Braq.
When Rav Shach zt”l saw the ad he said, Its faster to drive from Yerushalayim to Kiryat Sefer to Bnei Braq than it is to drive direct!!August 22, 2012 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm in reply to: Braiding Challos – Why? #893502
nishtdayngesheft,I’m sorry for getting you so riled up.
All I was asking is why 6 braids have a shaychis to lechem haponim?
Maybe it has to do with the twelve names on each of the avnei shoham? (That would at least explain 6×2)
Maybe it has to do with the 12 hours of the day?
Maybe it has to do with the 12 step program of AA?
Maybe the stress should be on 6 (6 braids in each Challos)?
Like learning Shas on Shabbos.
Or 6 days of work creation before the original Shabbos?
So, RebRY, says the source is Lechem HaPanim. Fine. Again, why should my challos somehow connect to Lechem Hapanim? And if there is a source, why don’t we all have twelve individual challos, LIKE THE LECHEM HAPANIM? Why in Tishrei is there one round challos, without braids? Were the Lechem HaPanim not brought in Tishrei???
I am not saying that we should stop making 6 braids. As I posted, my wife makes 6 braids. I personally think it has to with the style that my wife, and her mother, prefer. Just like the Honey Chicken and coleslaw, and great ice cream desserts. She like them, thinks they are pretty, and is therefore michabed the holy Shabbos that way. But if RebRY is saying that it has to do with the lechem haponim, what is the source and why davka that.August 22, 2012 1:34 am at 1:34 am in reply to: Braiding Challos – Why? #893494
Reb RY: 6 braids on each = 12, corresponding to the lechem hapunim.
Why should the challos on my Shabbos table represent the lechem hapanim?? Should I try to make the Challos facing each other like the lechem haponim? Should I add olive oil for the menorah, and spices for the mizbeach hazahav? How about adding some meat and ashes for the mizbeach haChitzon?
I am just trying to understand the logic? My wife also makes 6 braids. I am just curious as to why? If there is a mikor of making chollos braided, I would agree to Wolf: three is far easier.
I was taught as a child that we have 2 challos (not 12) to remember the “mon” that came on erev Shabbos double? Now suddenly if I don’t have 12 I am a shaygitz??August 7, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm in reply to: welcome to verplank #955036
Whats with their website name?
I think the show is great. My kids love it. It clean cute entertainment. But their website name “nokoshermeat” gives me a weird feeling. Are they trying to promote treifus? In the end, will the Verpalner Rebbe (Feishy’s Rebbe) have no kosher meat? Will the Nazi guy make sure ther is no kosher meat in town and then their whole project falls apart? Or does the website name have no inklink whatsoever to the show?August 3, 2012 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm in reply to: Who says above knee osur #1022254
The point is a very good point. From a halacha perspective, a man would not be able to make a bracha in front of a woman with a ankle length skirt with no socks, because “shok b’isha erva”. But if it the knee covered at all(in Satmer it needs 50 – 70 den), than the “erva” is covered and a man can make a bracha.July 26, 2012 1:49 am at 1:49 am in reply to: Why do people pick their noses while at a traffic light? #887418
Why are you looking into anyone else window while you are at a red light. If you nose needs a clearing out, better at a red light than while he is driving.
Why is this thread making me pick my nose while sitting at the computer??July 24, 2012 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm in reply to: Tznius in brooklyn #1087370
How could it be, that when you look at pictures of 30 – 40 years ago, (my parents wedding album, for example) the dress code is seemingly far worse than it is today?
Could it be that what we decide on as a community, becomes “whats halachacally acceptable”?
Whats “pritzus” in Willy, may be “rebitzenny” in monsey!
Doesn’t pantyhose count as a “covering” from a purely halacha perspective? Maybe not a community standard, but from a halacha point-of-view???June 27, 2012 1:34 am at 1:34 am in reply to: Mashing tuna help? #881036
The best way is to add some flour.
Now everyone say together, “Flour? Really? Eww!!”)
Flour gives the tuna a great smooth taste and very professional look. (Also, flour is cheaper than tuna, so you get more tuna salad for your money!) Often, resteraunts will tell you that the tuna is yoshon (or not). Now you now why.
Try it!!June 22, 2012 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm in reply to: Is it allowed to copy a CD with yewish music…………. #880808
More realistic questions on the topic??
If you bought a cd and lost it can you copy from a friend?
If you bought a cassette years ago, can you copy a friends CD?
If you bought a CD for yourself, can you copy it and take it to work (ie Uncle Moishy and you are a teacher, can you copy it for your classroom)?
Can you make a slideshow with the music? For yourself, or for your Yeshiva Dinner Video?
I recently heard from someone that Chazal of his time refered to him as “YaiShu” for the roshei teivos od “Yimach Shimo V’Zichro”.
They were so successful in their campaign that NOONE knows his real name just Yaishu or the English variation of it!March 15, 2012 4:33 am at 4:33 am in reply to: Dor Yeshorim in Girls High School #1157913
From my personal experience, the reason they do it in highschool is just to charge you money.
When I was in eleventh grade every student had to do Dor Yeshorim. But then I went to Yeshiva and started shidduchim some six years later.
When I started dating my wife, Dor Yeshorim would give ANY information, because since I took the test they added two more test, so I had to take everything all over and pay more than $250 because it had to be rushed besides for the $70 that I paid when I was in highschool.
I wished there was someone to talk to, but the only one to speak to was the Russian nurse drawing blood who didn’t know much.