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Just Shmooze / Re: For the old age: The LMS thread
« on: Yesterday at 06:01:46 PM »
Roll call
I'll bite... Rule violation.

maybe he's been up for the past 36 hours.....

On The Road / Re: Starwood Question
« on: Yesterday at 04:04:27 PM »
If I book a points stay for a standard room, and I have an SPG Amex Business card, will I get free club lounge access?  Or is the club access only on paid stays?  Specifically for Tel Aviv Sheraton.  Thanks.

the recent change is supposed to include all guests with an SPG biz card to provide club access, instead of the past Gold/Plat status club ammenity. (They now limit the age at 16 and older in some Sheraton locations.) I'd call them in Tel Aviv and confirm their policy.

When you click reply; under the text box there is a + sign which you can expand and add attachments

there is a size limit for those attachments. Any way to have an increase in the maximum size?

@JJ1000 did.

I think that finding steps are an issue at the SLS.

Just Shmooze / Re: Pesach Program in Greece Cancelled Just Now!
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:36:06 PM »
This isn't Gemara.

You generalized that Chametz is batel before Pesach, ostensibly as an explanation for why a KPF product wouldn't necessarily need a mashgiach tmidi. I offered you an exception which for some reason you refuse to acknowledge.

Somehow I followed you down some rabbit-hole relating to one grains getting lost amongst another grain, even if you found an exception to my exception it doesn't change the fact that not all Chametz is batel before Pesach.

which is why most soda plants, chocolate plants, and other packing plants would probably require mashgiach tmidi pre-Pesach

Haven't had the burger, but chicken fried steak is very good if that's the type of thing you like. Not for everyone

have their felafel balls improved in recent months?

no, this was a 2 3/4 kid and he's big :). Srsly though, find me a program with that quality in America with 2 balcony rooms for 3 adults and 3 kids at that price...

plus airfare.....  :)

Just Shmooze / Re: Pesach Program in Greece Cancelled Just Now!
« on: April 24, 2017, 08:41:55 PM »
Not if it happened before pesach

if it's a worker eating a sandwich before Pesach during a pre-Pesach-run vs. a non-Pesach regular run, then it's definitely a lot more serious from a Kashrus standpoint. Therefore I believe that a Mashgiach temidi is needed from most KFP packing runs and not as many cold-Pareve packing runs.

Just Shmooze / Re: Pesach Program in Greece Cancelled Just Now!
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:44:58 PM »
Why does KFP need tmidi more that all year? Some products may need it for practical purposes but soda may not be one of them

there are many reasons why these circumstances are different from a Kashrus policy standpoint. One main Halachic reason for this is because all year, the items can be "batul b'shishim" and the products may still be kosher. For Pesach, even a mashehu is chometz.

Just Shmooze / Re: Pesach Program in Greece Cancelled Just Now!
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:37:51 PM »
Kosher L'Pesach run.

yes. That is definitely an issue if it was a KFP run, especially in a non-certified-Kosher plant. Some Mashgichim are paid $500-$600+ per day specifically to be there at the start of the run and to visually supervise all components. (This is why many KFP product cost more than similar year-round products.)

Just Shmooze / Re: Pesach Program in Greece Cancelled Just Now!
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:32:21 PM »

Maybe I didn't explain what happened fully. This mashkiach was supposed to open up the place for the goyim and turn on the machines. The goyim had the keys to the place to come in whenever they please and turned on the machines.

was this for a Pesach run (tmidi needed) or for a regular Kosher run? i.e. Coca Cola and most national year-round cold and all-parve locations don't have mashgichei t'midim in an all-kosher facility, just regular checks, access and yotzei v'nichnas at any time of day or night.

Up In The Air / Re: Unofficial airline weight limits
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:48:50 AM »
I'm curious to see how much overweight bags people can get away with by airline. Obviously a YMMV, but would be helpful to know.

Delta: 51 lbs and skycap didn't make me pay extra, though she did mark it as heavy.
El Al: 26 kgs no problem, 9 kg carry-on also no problem (I believe they officially don't give issues until 2 over)

a lot of these vary by the person, skycap individual, or airport and not necessarily by the airline as a whole in my experience.

thank you
they will deliver!

how kosher? taste? recommend anything?

They've had excellent food and desserts at several events that I attended; not sure of the entire line is available for take-out. They catered the White House Seder this year (Jewish staff and some Chabad attended Erev Pesach, no members of trump mishpacha), so they are definitely of high caliber, totally kosher, and enjoyed by many. Entree link:

I will be near dulles airport for 2 day meeting. ( next week) any shul nearby or kosher food?
i see fairfax as the closest shul- any ideas?

Both a caterer and large grocery store. I wonder if they deliver:

Just Shmooze / Re: Chabad Minhagim: Pros & Cons
« on: April 20, 2017, 04:30:02 PM »
Made the mistake of davening one Shacharis with the non-Chabad minyan.

My luck, find out that y'all do Shir HaShirim on Shabbos Chol HaMoed  >:( ;)

shaare tefila in LA has the shabbos chol hamoed Shir Hashirim lained by a Chabad rabbi each year. (main shul - ashkenaz.)

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