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Re: Jokes. Any type goes. Whats the difference between mashed potatoes, and pea soup? Were you mekayem the mitzvas aseh m'dorayseh "Vayomer hashem el moshe, kach lecha samim"
March 18, 2014, 01:16:45 AM
Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread btw this grill has served me well, if you want to use it, contact me, im leaving it by the jewish community here in barbados
November 09, 2016, 11:07:12 PM
Re: Carribean Islands (Which One?) Master Thread
theres a Jewish community in Barbados?

yes, not big but yes, dunno how orthodox friday night services are

November 10, 2016, 09:26:34 PM
Re: Hamburger Master Thread I cut down on red meat but, I used to cook 1 onion together with shiitake mushrooms in a frying pan till caramelized.

Nowdays I cook burgers in my cast iron skillet, i dont form a patty, rather I grab the meat in a chunk, salt it and form the patty by pressing it to the skillet for contact heat, once it sears I flip.. my burgers come out medium done, mostly because I was raised on raw meat and bacteria paranoia and though my steaks are bloody rare eh i dunno..occasionally i do medium rare.


I trust a restaurant in that the meat was freshly ground that day and less bacteria exposure

my friend yed does

my dream come true:

December 08, 2016, 10:25:14 AM
House cured Gravlax Been envious of ZAK gravlax... decided to make my own.. first batch was ok but needs more salt.. used salt, suugar, dill, cracked pepper.

any one else cure ?

December 25, 2016, 03:26:28 PM
Re: NY Post Article On Satmar Couple's Open Marriage (Interesting Articles Split) My dream would be to teach jewish history in relation to rituals.

In absence of the Bait Hamikdash, kjudaism became a religion of rituals. The excitement of daily practice is long gone, holidays are no longer as exciting, go to the kotel on tisha b'av and how many jews are really crying ?

Rav JB soloveitchik writes a lot about this, I love his passion expression tempered by intellect, his brisker lineage, influence of a chabad melamed and reconciling his secular encounters and huge intellect.

Chabad didnt do it for me because without the Rebbe, its hard to stay connected.. just as above with bait hamikdash. Also chabad philosophy didnt cater to my intellect.

Being non religious can be any thing really but yes its mostly the appeal of pleasure without guilt, as Eliyahu said "how long will you serve both baal and God ?"

Pleasures can be anything from trayf, to wanting to party on shabbat, sure a lot is sexual, but its mostly a lack of connection and caring, a bit like how marriages break down, at some point people just dont care any more so they leave.

For me, studying the Mesorah and the intellectual supremacy of the Rav, the Halachik mind, the Halachik man, the lonely man of faith etc coupled with my knowledge of Chasidus is really what keeps me grounded.

Also, the frum worlds really needs to step back and re-evaluate itself, never was being religious so heavy in rules and rituals, its like a guy that buys his wife fancy gifts but cant be bothered to listen her speak and sincerely be there for her.

March 16, 2017, 04:30:02 PM
Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine? btw a heads up, only 20 spots left in the Hajdu club / guild for fall releases Montpluciano and Terdalgo.

I tell people to join the club, they scoff, they drink one of the club wines and beg me to sell them some ugh.

July 10, 2017, 04:19:43 PM
Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
It's a rough life.

haha I got everyone in bal harbor drinking hajdu

July 11, 2017, 12:30:52 PM
Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants The menu looked interesting and by then I had ubered from the Met, stupid but I had to head to LGA next. p.s. there is no health grade in the window, if they share with the falafel shuk next door, i dunno
July 19, 2017, 10:28:17 AM
Re: Hurricane Irma
but what if I tell you that rosh hashana is the next yom tov that's coming up?!
And happens to be we blow the shofer then, aside for the 30 days before R"H which we blow after shacris.
 What a coincidence I must say!?

A guy sees his new neighbor out in his backyard, so he decides to get acquainted. After introductions, he asks the new neighbor what he does for a living.

The new neighbor says, "I'm a professor." The first neigbhbor then asks, "Oh yeah, what do you teach?"

"Logic," the professor reponds.

"What is that?" the neighbor inquires.

"Well, let me see if I can give you an have a dog, right?"

"Yeah, that's right," neighbor #1 responds.

"And you have children too, right?" says the professor.

"Wow, right again!" exclaims the neighbor.

"So, then you must be married and that would make you a heterosexual, right?'' proclaims the professor.

"Unbelievable, you're absolutely correct. How do you know all this about me?"

"Well," the professor says, "I observed there was a dog house in your backyard, so you must have a dog. I also saw bicycles next to your garage, so you must have children. And if you have children, you are probably married and if your married, you are most likely heterosexual... it was all logical!"

The next afternoon, the neighbor runs into his old friend. His friend asks if he has met the new neighbor. The man says that he met him yesterday.

"What's he like?"

"Well," the man says, "he's nice and he is a professor of logic."

"Oh," says the friend, "what's logic?"

"Maybe I can give you an example. Do you have a dog house?"

"Why, no, I do not," responds the friend.

"Well, then," proclaims the man, "you must be gay!"

September 07, 2017, 09:53:37 PM
Re: Chicago Master Thread
Sorry, but nobody told you to go to Shallot's and order a burger. I can also assume that Shemtov's makes good pizza or that Fuego makes good steaks, but those would be wrong and I should've done the research into what's actually good there beforehand.

If you wanted recommendations, you should have read this:

nope, thats BS and one of the most moronic stances and exactly WHY the kosher restaurant scene sucks.

Flam makes great wine, their noble is amazin but very expensive, their classico is good and cheap.

I ddidnt go to Shallot's, order the kids shnitzel and fries and then cry.

I ordered sushi which was excellent but roughly the size of  a half normal roll.

A friend ordered a burger at izzy's bbq and said it sucked, I said but they make amazing brisket, he didnt budge, no restaurant has any justification in selling a sub-par product, certainly not an expensive restaurant.

Your logic "who goes to shallots and gets a burger" my logic "what kind of highly rated restaurant serves medicore items on their menu"

As for your food recommendations, I think people are morons for buying crappy wine and I just as much fault restaurants for selling it, we brought a bottle of Herzog Chalk Hill 2008

September 11, 2017, 03:11:34 PM
Re: Hurricane Irma The real loss is to work and business, people left wednesday and wont be back till later this week. probably a few hundred thousand missed a week of work if not a million
September 12, 2017, 11:06:21 AM
Re: Scam Alert Sungames Meanwhile...
September 15, 2017, 10:42:18 AM
Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine? I can write up a list of recommended wines if there is interest, let me know
September 27, 2017, 12:59:37 PM
Re: What's your favorite (kind of) wine?
I think on Dansdeals we need a QPR list. Any favorites? Tzora Judean Hills, and Recanati Cab Reserve, both in the low $20's are definitely on my list.

So, what brackets, under 20, 20-30, 30-45, 45+

October 03, 2017, 11:10:08 AM
Re: Boo Milts its dishonest imho and I will flame them forever
November 09, 2017, 02:13:09 PM
Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone? ALWAYS back.

Its a violation of the drivers space to force yourself in the front, you're getting a ride not going on a date, It's awkward for the driver and as a rider its equally awkward.

December 06, 2017, 03:09:26 PM
Re: South Florida Master Thread
The answer to that is very simple. They want to stay in business and make a profit, and this has nothing to do with kosher or not. If you don't understand that you are lying to yourself for an ideal you have set forth for all restaurants that is simply ridiculous as everyone else in this thread has said. No one said these are michelin star restaurants. And if you don't try what a place is known for and say it's a terrible restaurant is silly based on the reality of what we live with.

That said, had the burger at Dixie BBQ and I do understand your frustration. It was one of the blandest burgers I ever had. But that doesn't mean to me that the place is terrible it means their burgers stink what else can I try, and I thought the fried chicken sandwich with custom toppings was great. (Also this is a soft opening for them and they are still customizing their menu and flavors.) TR to come.

WOW... i'll meet you in the middle!

Fries are a high dollar profit, they are like lettuce as well, a cheap plate filler. A restaurant can have crappy fries but i'd be annoyed if I got a burger and the fries suck, i'd be pissed off if I got a 75$ steak and the fries suck.

I have no doubt that dixie and other restaurants excel at what they set out to be, in Dixie case specifically burgers are one 6th of the Menu.. you expect that they would deliver.

I am not affiliated with Harbor Bistro and I famously took the grill to task on DDFB. I just feel like the Bistro model is where they serve only stuff they excel at. The results are astounding.

January 08, 2018, 10:42:25 AM
Re: Why is our divorce rate rising drastically? porn, infidelity
January 11, 2018, 05:20:57 PM
Re: Do you Daven? I don't go to shull during the week, I'm not lazy, I'm just a self employed person who isn't good with mornings.. I'd like to wake at 6 and bike till 7 and watch the sunrise but I don't.

That doesn't make me a bad person, I still love sunrises and bike riding.

January 12, 2018, 12:07:40 AM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising Why do people go to pesach programs to begin with?!?!
January 28, 2018, 04:04:46 PM
Re: Another mass shooting!!! Gun control is never the answer. Arm teachers
February 15, 2018, 07:19:32 PM
Re: "A Purim Tribute To DansDeals" I think this worship of dan is avoda zara  :-* :-*
February 28, 2018, 12:50:11 PM
Re: YWN Toronto Airport Agent Takes Apart Jewish Traveler’s Tefillin ZZZZZZ i thought they broke upon the batim...
March 12, 2018, 03:47:48 PM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising the comments are priceless.

time for a @Dan  post on DDMS.. especially people paying cash.

April 11, 2018, 05:20:36 PM
Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising #JEWISHFYREFEST

April 11, 2018, 05:26:32 PM
Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others I take back what I said. I can't delete my posts but I stand corrected
May 09, 2018, 04:59:29 AM
Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
Can you share?

I realised that for some, it is a source of much needed secondary income. Rather than a game or such.

I do realize that, done right it represents a few hundred extra dollars a week, which can be crucial or at least helpful.

Sometimes I parlay my personal experience with things into the big picture, not because I think the world evolves around me, I just forget that each person is different.

For me, churning is often a distraction from my day job and inherently a waste of time.

May 09, 2018, 01:21:29 PM
Air Europa I am so effing pissed. Flying May 27 MIA - BCN, BCN - TLV later that week. Was planning to return TLV - MIA june 6. Air europa had a great flight with stopover in MAD at $400. I realized I had a 75 euro voucher, I tried for like 2 weeks to reach someone and they say oh voucher expired WTF the email they sent with voucher has no wording that iot must be used by a certain date.

They said email us at ... I did, no reply. So I figured what the heck I better just book right ? flights are all 1k+ from them, next best option is Tap at 600 and 13h stopover vs 19h on air europa (was going to use a few hours to explore madrid and stay in hotel.

Any ways, i'm screwed right ? The airline will no honor the older price even though they BS'ed me ?

May 13, 2018, 03:35:59 PM
Re: Yanny or Laurel cant you guys just google ? this is DDF not DDFB

May 15, 2018, 06:38:46 PM
Re: Kosher in Ibiza
Hi there

Was wondering if anyone had experience with kosher and or shabbos there.

Looking for advice if I should extend my trip and stay in ibiza for shabbos or fly to somewhere close by (barcelona, madrid, etc) and wrap up the trip there before heading back to ny.

Plenty of kosher in barcelona, less so in madrid

June 12, 2018, 06:16:18 PM
Re: @dovil master thread
From mishugina to JTZ and etc..and now this little boy having fun.

wheres my mention?

June 14, 2018, 12:20:22 PM
Re: Family races to help 2 sons who could die of rare disease by age 10 They are close to 1.2m but need 1.5m. They also are finally able to release details:

The cost? A whopping minimum $1.2 million to allow renowned neuroscientist Dr. Paola Leone, director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Center at Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey and her team to finish developing the cutting-edge therapy. “The hope is that they will lead full, functional lives,” says Leone, whose gene therapy has already proven successful in mice.

In the potentially life-saving clinical trial, Benny, Josh and other children will undergo a surgical procedure to have a genetically-engineered virus injected into their brains to help them produce normal white matter which they need to regain motor function.

“We have an expectation that the therapy will make a real difference in the lives of these kids,” says renowned neurologist Dr. Christopher Janson of the University of Illinois at Chicago who will direct the team performing the surgeries.

Their state-of-the-art research can also help find a cure for other diseases including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

June 26, 2018, 06:39:06 PM
Re: The *OFFICIAL* UPS Thread
February 15, 2016 at 5:03 am

There used to be something called ups method discussed on dansdeals where ppl were able to easily meet spending requirement for Amex platinum in a few swipes on a credit card machine on ups trucks. No one would discuss details. I wonder if this is it.

June 28, 2018, 04:25:52 PM
Re: JJ1000's 10,000 Post Featuring, A day in the life of Dan, Giveaway, & More First off, I contribute more to popcorn thread than to wine thread.

July 09, 2018, 12:54:42 PM
Re: How many sheitals does your wife have? 0 wives 2 shaitels
July 17, 2018, 02:48:40 PM
Re: Charles Tyrwhitt Master Thread Anything better than 20% off? comes out as $160 or each at 40.. ugh
August 08, 2018, 06:15:05 PM
HELP!! MICE!! Arab rockets in gush katif ? meh... arab terrorists in chevron? blah... mice in miami?! HELP!!

How this happened im not sure, one theory is that when my building was repairing the ceiling, they left it open and mice came in.. either way, starting saturday night, I saw a mouse in the kitchen and the bedroom. First I borrowed glue traps from neighbor ad put all over.. in middle of the night (I slept on couch.. i'm  a wuss) I checked my room amd rawr i saw a mouse run, in morning I saw the glue trap moved....

Sunday, one mouse got caught in the kitchen in the glue.. kabam! GONE

We searched my bedroom, no mice.. Then later in the kitchen I saw a big a$$ mouse.

Ok, got 2 good 'ol mouse traps loaded with peanut butter, got other traps, left the glue and got out.. got steel wool and plugged holes.

Checked my room tonight and saw a sucker run.. found him hidding in night stand.. missed that spot the first time.. I froze, he ran!! he won for now

ok i'm scared!!  im burning some points and hitting up hotel yalla.. my exterminator cant come till tuesday. Any ideas or just stay away till then??

August 26, 2018, 11:27:43 PM
Re: Yom Kippur Davening I hate fasting.. even something minor like tzom gedalia. but I confess that Yom Kippur is my favorite holiday. I love the swell of emotion, uplifting prayers, supplications and beseeching. No concert number can begin to pale in comparison to the prayers and activities of Yom Kippur.

Where do I start ? For one, the machzor packs in so much you barely have a minute to absorb anything. It's all raw emotion.

Some of the prayers are the most passionate pleading of any written work of history.  One example if the chazan's shacharit repetition.

This day it is written    הַיּוֹם יִכָּתֵב

בְּסֵֽפֶר הַזִּכְרוֹנוֹת.

in the Book of Remembrance,

הַחַיִּים וְהַמָּֽוֶת.

[who is for] life and [who for] death.

אָֽנָא כַּנָּה. עֽוּרִי נָא.

Please, [Yisrael, who is God's] vineyard, awake!

הִתְעוֹרְרִי נָא. עִמְדִי נָא.

Rouse yourselves and stand [in prayer]

הִתְיַצְּבִי נָא. קֽוּמִי נָא. חַלִּי נָא.

strengthen yourselves, rise up, plead,

בְּעַד הַנֶּֽפֶשׁ חֲנִי נָא.

for the sake of [your] soul, plead,

פְּנֵי דַר עֶלְיוֹן:

plead to Him Who dwells on high.

We humans are fickle. We fear silly things and shrug off real danger's. Sometimes we may have to remind ourselves to pay a bill or we will be evicted, or really do not do that to your boss or you will be fired and yes 9000 feet elevation is scary so please be careful!

And behold it's the 10th day of tishrey. We know this because the calendar says so, because everyone is in the synagogue..

This is the day!! Wake me up God!! Wake yourself up!

Make no mistake, the prayers are well orchestrated! They built up to the greatest climax never matched in any cinema setting.

The Torah reading describes Yom Kippur. Then comes the avoda. The avoda was intended to place us in the beit hamikdash. To connect us to the services.  Lifney hashem titaharu! In potraits of incredible heights we are given a front seat view to the kohen gadol and the nation.

How can one not be overwhelmed and swept up by this ?!? How can one not feel themselves in the mikdash as the high priest proclaimed the mighty and beloved name of the holy one blessed be he.. and the whole nation including you kneels and bows !!

For me, the prayer of the high priest is most prounonced.. financial indepence, no miscarriage, the house of David should not pass.

And so I pray . Shnas Ora, shnas bracha etc..

But what if every day was yom Kippur.. what if every day I could muster such incredible emotions, such highs! Such fear and joy.. such belief and sober reality that today matters!! That today would affect my destiny and that of the nation of Israel

If only I would awake each day with awe and Joy. Ready to wage battle, to change, to improve, to be better..

But I don't, I wake each morning to the drone of life.. knowing that today is a stepping stone to tomorrow.. and today will fade like yesterday.. as life fades away.

I try to pray with emotion but it escapes me.. there's no "Ana slach na, mechol na, kaper na.. "

But maybe that's what life is about.. fireworks last a few minutes or hours and life resumes.

At the end of neilah we say shema yisrael. One is supposed to say it as if he's ready right now to give his life Al kiddush hashem. So over the years I thought in the sense that if someone is going to kill me right now ,I'm ready to die al Kiddush hashem.  It doesn't really work because bh we have great security in the shull.. who is going to kill me ?!? Besides I lived in gush katif, Chevron and Jerusalem, I'm not scared to die al Kiddush hashem. I thought of what Rabbi soloveitchik said regarding the akeida, God doesn't want human sacrifices - he wants humans to sacrifice themselves. So, if the holy one blessed be he came to me during neilah and said "sacrifice your life Al kiddush hashem! Dedicate the rest of your life to doing my work!" Will I say yes! Or will I ask God how much it pays?!?

Well, that's a lot to think about!

I didn't keep track of times, but it was a good yk!

October 03, 2018, 10:20:40 PM
Re: Parkland, FL 2/14/18 School Shooting, 17 Killed (Another mass shooting!)
...and this is based on what?

Based on the many people who saved their lives because they be had guns abd defended themselves against murder or rape etc

October 04, 2018, 11:50:39 AM
Re: Parkland, FL 2/14/18 School Shooting, 17 Killed (Another mass shooting!)
...and how many lost their lives or that doesn't matter?
So you believe if guns were banned we would have more murders?

Your moral compass is so screwed you have me worried if you have any human feelings.

Your logic dictates in banning guns would prevent killings or at least lessen them.

On a realistic real life fact, that isn't true. The murders in Chicago while even if banning guns might have made those guns harder to aquire, would in no way stop gun aquisituon and murder. Home made guns and smuggled guns would take over.

Increases in stabbing, car ramming etc would also make up.

Now, what you instead do, is deprive law abiding citizens their God given and constitutional affirmed rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Why ? Because you moral compass dictates so! So because some criminal's used guns, there for disarm the law abiding masses and throw them prey to the animals.

But an analysis of five years' worth of stats collected by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey puts the number much, much lower — about 67,740 times a year. Guns used in self defense

Versus 8342 criminal homicides.

How many lives we're saved ? Dunno, maybe 5000 maybe 250,000?
How many of those 8342 would have been killed with an alternative weapon if no guns ? Dunno

I'm going with the 67,000 numbers because it's my God given right and duty to defend myself, my heart mourns for senseless murders, it's time we bring God, morality, the seven noahide laws and the value of human life back into the national debate.

October 04, 2018, 12:49:34 PM
Re: Parkland, FL 2/14/18 School Shooting, 17 Killed (Another mass shooting!)
I never said such things. If guns cause more deaths then they save you to need rethink things.

You might feel secure with owning a gun but it is a false sense of security. We have examples of that every day in Chicago. No matter how many guns you or I own we will never be safe because of them.

So then tackle inner-city education.. why should guns be banned in Florida because you have violence in Chicago?

October 04, 2018, 02:40:30 PM
Re: Where Should I Go? BCN is Awesome, plus 2-hour train gets you to wineries! easy non-stop flights from MIA (really burnt I missed the $300 AA flight)
LIS is a dream but unlike BCN, no real kosher. Enjoyed Macabbi and Shakshuk at BCN. you can always skip over to Ibiza or Palma de malorca

However, no visit to spain is complete without going to his holiness, ari shebagola, cohen hagadol m'echav, ha-mekubal etc etc the Admor of Malta Shlita Grand Wzard of the holy order of Light

October 05, 2018, 02:49:06 PM
Re: 20 killed in upstate NY limousine crash. Yet no single mass shooting has not gone without the knee jerk reaction that we need gun control.

No one focuses on the sadness and death without inserting political and personal agendas and that includes cm.

October 07, 2018, 06:27:41 PM
Re: 20 killed in upstate NY limousine crash. @ChaimMoskowitz  now you are outright lying or have Alzheimer's

3rd comment in the thread and on deals explicitly with gun control.

You politicised a tragedy to promote a gun a gun control agenda.

October 07, 2018, 08:19:58 PM
Re: 20 killed in upstate NY limousine crash.
ban all assault limousines without a background check

You people are morons for bashing me.. this is what started it.

Furthermore, I posted the thread of cm's post on parkland shooting where he launches right into the gun control debate.

So, that's ok when he does it and it fits his agendas. Typical living in a bubble "the world evolves around me " liberals.

October 11, 2018, 11:09:04 PM
Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
That is your answer for everything. They all do this or they all do that.
One party is increasingly becoming the party of old white men. I wonder why that plays so well on this forum, not!!!  :)

I'm 33, younger I voted R because of Israel. But stuff like school vouchers were huge to me this election (I have no kids)

The unfairness that the frum community has to shoulder this burden, the constant whining by the public school system that they don't have enough money yet they fail to educate kids properly.

My sister voted Gillium because she wants Medicaid, she's 21 with nothing but a basic HS degree and works as.. a teacher in Jewish private schools and she's a moron and I told her so.

So young people often are idiots, the same people that racked up 100k in school loans vote for the party that calls to wipe it out.

No body racks up high student debt going to state / county college.

So you lived the good life for 7 years and didn't work.. we should pay the bills?!?

November 07, 2018, 09:47:26 AM
Re: South Florida Master Thread
Are there any walking distance restaurants to 60th and collins area?

Maybe meatosast but googling now, they closed.

China kikar tel aviv but I've not been there in 22 years ;)

December 19, 2018, 11:16:00 AM
Re: South Florida Master Thread Krudo has the best sushi in South Florida
December 19, 2018, 03:03:48 PM
Re: South Florida Master Thread
Better than 26?


December 19, 2018, 06:31:43 PM