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PETITION FOR DANS HAWAII TRIP REPORT Its been too long it seems that it's not going to happen so i start this petition. Ill start it off with the first signature

1. Moish

July 24, 2009, 11:44:53 AM
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Re: joke for sheva brachot i dont understand what you are referring to, but i was talking about calling the kallah a melech when the word melech is inherently male.
i personally find it ridiculous and unfunny, but thats just me

February 19, 2011, 05:28:30 PM
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Re: Is this story true?
I really feel bad to bring this up but I feel it's necessary being that I'm related to a young bochur who died of hunger in a Lubavitch yeshiva during WW2 which was right next to one of Aharon Kotler's yeshivas which at the time had a surplus of food. However the yeshiva was instructed by Aharon Kotler not to provide any food to the starving Lubavitch bochurim in the neighboring yeshiva. In fact some of the bochurim in Aharon Kotler's yeshiva took pity and broke the rules by sneaking a bag of rice to the Lubavitch bochurim. Several Lubavitch bochurim died of hunger when the supply stopped.

Another story: My great aunt worked in Aharon Kotler's office and they received a desperate plea from R. Weismandel in Slovokia who had bribed nazi officials to release thousands of Jews. At one point he secured a deal with Eichman to release many of the Hungarian Jews in the camps in late 1944 for an unknown sum of money. The request begged Aharon Kotler to help raise the funds needed to secure their release. His response was "NO" but he went on to print an updated version of "Shita Mekubetzes" (priorities?)

This story was documented a book called "The Unheeded Cry"

Needless to say I have a hard time believing the above mentioned  story...


the story is obviously not true, since aharon kotler is not nearly that old, unless youre referring to his grandfather Rav Aharon Kotler in which case all i can say is shame on you mechutzef.

September 05, 2011, 07:46:44 AM
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread now that i dont find funny
November 17, 2011, 01:39:36 PM
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Cheap chanuka gifts - The 5 Best Toys of All Time http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/01/the-5-best-toys-of-all-time/all/1
December 06, 2011, 07:50:04 PM
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Re: Menorah lighting in Hotels
Has anyone had any experience with this? I'll be out of town for part of chanukah and staying at a hotel. Has anyone had any experience with a lit menorah in their hotel room? That is, were there any problems with the smoke detector going off, or the fact that it was a non-smoking hotel.

Thanks
you can make a shliach to light for you in your house

October 25, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
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Minimum Connection Time is there a database somewhere with the accurate info for this?
February 16, 2013, 06:45:02 PM
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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
thats with 2 kids, a heck of a lot more with the first...   :)
at 5 yrs, my daughter has flown 131 segments for 263,793 miles

May 27, 2013, 02:13:06 PM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague
At the SR Kauai I just wanted a darn ice machine, not having to call and tip for a bucket of Ice :P
i find the best way to avoid giving a tip is to be in the bathroom when he knocks and my wife answer the door. i generally only tip the guys that help with my luggage

August 08, 2013, 06:47:50 AM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague Thursday morning we took a taxi to the Prague Castle, the biggest ancient castle in the world according to Guinness World Records. We opted to buy tickets for the “short visit” which included entry to the following locations: St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane. As you can see, 2 of the 4 locations are churches which I don’t enter. The audioguide was also extremely expensive so I figured I’d make do with the signposts. In the end that was a mistake as I didn’t get the proper experience at the Old Royal Palace.

There is a changing of the guard on the hour, but the one at 12 noon has the full fanfare and flag ceremony which I attended. Some might say it’s a bit too drawn out.





August 11, 2013, 04:50:13 AM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague After the changing of the guard, we went to the Golden Lane, included on the ticket. The Golden Lane is a 15th century street with quaint little houses that at one time housed the sharpshooters of the palace. Today, they house reproductions of the old world style of living as well as the very interesting medieval armory displaying suits of armor and weaponry throughout the ages.



Torture chamber


Gun knife hybrid


August 11, 2013, 04:50:46 AM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague We then strolled down towards the old town, crossing the famous Charles Bridge, dating from the 14th century. I personally didn’t like much of the artwork for sale on the bridge, but as others have pointed out, haggling is possible should you be interested. Coming from the palace, the third to last statue on the left side is the infamous kadosh kadosh cross, paid for by a Jew in 1696 for allegedly “blaspheming” the cross.

We then bought tickets to the Altneuschul and toured it. (Entrance to the Alteneuschul is not included on the Jewish Museum ticket although you can buy it at the same time for a small discount.) As I stated previously, I have a great Jewish guidebook on Prague and we spent some time in the Alteneuschul analyzing the details. After all, it is the oldest continually used synagogue in all of Europe, built in 1270. While no photography is allowed inside, as long as you keep you flash off, you should be fine. Alternatively, you can come for mincha/maariv for free, and can take as many photos as you’d like. Just make sure to come a little early, as during prayer times there’s a guard who asks more questions than security at TLV.





Place of the Maharal, and to the left, the Noda Beyehuda


Attic of the Altneuschul, what lurks within???


August 11, 2013, 04:51:44 AM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague Adjacent to the Altneuschul is the Jewish Town Hall from 1560. On the side of that building is an interesting clock with the Alef Bais instead of numbers, and runs counterclockwise.





"design" on the facade of a building. Magen david associated with stacks of coins....


We then went to Dinitz for dinner which was enjoyable. TIP: After you exit the old cemetery, there are stalls on the right side selling all sorts of knickknacks. One of the ones closer to the cemetery sells pocket mirrors. That stall also has 10% off coupons to Dinitz if paying cash. As the credit card machine wasn’t working anyways when we were there, it was great to have the coupon.

August 11, 2013, 04:53:05 AM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague Friday morning, we took a taxi to the old cemetery of Zizkov (near the TV tower) to visit the the kevarim of the Noda Beyehuda and R’ Eliezer Flaklas, the Teshuva Meahavah. My original research led me to believe that the cemetery is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I subsequently learned that it’s open on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11am and 3pm, and on Friday between 9am and 1pm.

Noda Beyehuda


We then took a taxi to the Stefanikuv Bridge where we picked up a Vltava River cruise. We went on the 1pm English cruise offered by Premient Tours, one of the better tour operators. They also offer hotel pickup IIRC.


August 11, 2013, 03:36:13 PM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague We then walked to the old town square to watch the ‘glockenspiel’ spectacle which occurs on the hour from 8am to 8pm on the old town clock. When the clock strikes the hour, a kind of politically incorrect medieval morality play begins. Two doors slide open and the statues of the Twelve Apostles glide by, while the 15th-century conception of the "evils" of life -- a Death skeleton, a preening Vanity, a corrupt Turk, and an acquisitive Jew -- shake and dance below. At the end of World War II, the horns and beard were removed from the moneybag-holding Jew, who's now politely referred to as Greed. I found it to be far less entertaining than the glockenspiel in Munich.





It's worth climbing the Old Town Hall's tower for an excellent view over the red rooftops of Staromestské námestí and the surrounding area. But be warned: The steps are narrow, steep, and quite physically demanding, so the less courageous should take the elevator, which we did.





August 11, 2013, 03:37:31 PM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague We then walked to the New Town Hall, a few minute walk away at Marianske Namesti 2, to see the statue of the Maharal and Golem installed in 1912.

Maharal?


Golem?


We then checked out of the Sheraton and checked in to the Hilton Old Town for a number of different reasons, but primarily due to the fact that it was way closer to the Jewish area thus less walking on Shabbos. As a Gold member with Hilton we were upgraded to a junior suite.





August 11, 2013, 03:38:30 PM
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Re: “Light” Trip to Vienna & Prague With a half day left in Prague, we took a taxi up to Petrin Hill and the Petrin Observation Tower there (the Czech Eiffel Tower), for amazing views over Prague. There are also gardens and a nice mirror maze the kids enjoyed. There’s also an observatory up there, but during the daytime only sunspots can be viewed so we skipped it.

"The Czech Eiffel Tower"


Vltava River


Charles Bridge


Prague Castle


We took the funicular down the hill and walked along the river, over the Charles Bridge and to the Old Town Square, where we relaxed and had some local beer in one of the many seating areas. As I was finally out of excuses, I reluctantly “ponied” up (pardon the pun) the 800 CZK for a horse and buggy ride around the Josefov area that my kids had been asking for the whole time.

Funicular


We then ate dinner at Dinitz, checked out of the hotel, went to the airport with the Israir supplied van, submitted our VAT refund receipts and checked in for our respective flights to TLV. (To my delight, Israir reserved us in Business Class. Although it was only coach seats with an empty middle, it proved to be invaluable as my kids were able to lay out and sleep the whole flight)


And that’s how we did a “light” one week trip to Europe 3 weeks after having a baby. THE END!!

August 12, 2013, 05:49:19 PM
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
Just held for my parents:
CDG-TLV LY J
TLV-HKG LY J
HKG-JFK CX F

127.5K AA p/p.

Fun award, wish it was me.
Now if only SQ would open up some saver seats JFK-FRA :P
you wish to fly elal? whats gotten into you?

August 17, 2014, 03:56:46 PM
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Re: Kosher Caviar
The eggs inside are what they call Cavier (Royk in yiddish)
After cooking it turns orange.
roe in english. i have it pretty much every shabbos

November 11, 2014, 02:12:17 AM
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Re: Prague Master Thread
Which book?
i like The great Jewish cities of Central and Eastern Europe

July 11, 2015, 05:27:46 PM
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Re: What Countries Have You Been To Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
England
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Palau
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Scotland
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
Ukraine
USA
Vatican
Vietnam

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November 23, 2016, 09:52:32 AM
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Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
I get why people like it, but i wouldnt order it again (not a duck guy and the dish tasted too heimish).
my 2 experiences at mike's were both subpar compared to other top restaurants. perhaps i was expecting too much the first time, but the second time?
Sure its better than most kosher restaurants (including the les marais' etc) but at that price point it's just not worth it.
And now it starts...

I was completely underwhelmed at Mikes besides for the short ribs. If I were to go again, I would order a short ribs for myself, one for my wife, and one more to share for dessert.

May 17, 2017, 01:45:30 PM
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Re: Where can i get it? (israel edition)
Any places to eat in Netanya that are badatz EC or Rubin or Landau?TY
no

May 29, 2017, 06:20:39 AM
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Re: NYC Master Thread
Anyone know a babysitter in the city?
i do

June 26, 2017, 07:52:36 AM
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Re: South Africa Master Thread
There is this tribe there called the Himba people. Shocking to drive around, and see women go around totally topless, and even in the supermarkets...
You can also see that in the south of France, where there's this tribe called the French

July 07, 2017, 03:38:49 AM
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Re: Pictures taken from or on the plane/airports (only taken yourself) Kilimanjaro
July 12, 2017, 07:58:54 AM
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Re: Pictures taken from or on the plane/airports (only taken yourself) Ol Doinyo Lengai, "Mountain of God"
July 12, 2017, 08:12:05 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
WOW!
I would love to see these stuff on pictures from Europe before the war.

July 14, 2017, 09:31:48 AM
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Re: Rome Master Thread Spanish Steps is more an experience and less a photo

I stayed at the Intercontinental so was a wonderful place to hang out

July 20, 2017, 03:40:44 PM
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
The rotev is the worst part of the pizza. It would be easier to cover up with decent ketchup. The rotev brings out the fullness of the inferiority.
Depends which rotev. Some are great

August 02, 2017, 04:43:28 PM
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
I probably should've specified that I used Pango (though that is what I quoted). My data point was that contrary to the post I quoted, I used a relative's TZ with my american cc. The question that remains is how to remove the rental car from Pango. I should add that I lost the phone that had Pango installed and registered, so I can't just log into the app and remove it.
I shouldnt have quoted you, Im merely providing a painless way for tourists to park

September 05, 2017, 03:03:38 AM
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Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread
My offer still stands :)
anything with spg?

September 05, 2017, 03:58:57 PM
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
Charging port is broken- won't charge
I had similar problem, this guy helped me  simmykrieser@gmail.com

October 16, 2017, 12:18:56 AM
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Re: MLB Quite a night for the Jewish kid
October 19, 2017, 11:13:46 PM
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Re: MLB
who's Jewish?
Kike Hernandez, sounds pretty Jewish... 🙈

October 20, 2017, 01:14:26 AM
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Re: KSML (Kosher Airline Meals) Master Thread FWIW, DL serves kosher wine even for Y pax ex TLV
December 24, 2017, 03:09:15 AM
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Re: "She Boarded a Plane to See Her Dying Mother. Then Her (UA) Ticket Was Canceled"
https://www.facebook.com/PlanItRite/posts/1409250432488755
Im sorry, but forum rules (unwritten) dictate no positive LY posts under any circumstances. Please remove immediately.

January 28, 2018, 11:33:24 AM
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Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Wait, you dislike Mike's because the soda isn't blended to your taste?
No, that was the insult to the injury. And I never said I didn't like it. I actually liked one dish. A lot. But that was it. In the future, if I were to go back, I'd probably split a short rib for a starter, get another one for the main course, and finally split one more for dessert.

February 08, 2018, 05:47:57 PM
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Re: What Countries Have You Been To Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
China
Colombia
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
England
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Palau
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Scotland
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
Ukraine
USA
Vatican
Vietnam

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April 12, 2018, 08:42:51 PM
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Re: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread It used to be the USSR thread

Also, it would get very confusing when asking questions regarding Crimea

June 16, 2018, 06:15:25 PM
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Re: Why I travel on Shabbat You say you follow tradition, but I have yet to see a KSML with chulent
July 13, 2018, 07:20:57 AM
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Re: If You Could Ask El Al Management One Question...
Basically the majority of answers (especially) on DDMS were that they need to fix their "attitude" towards customers. Just sounds like a bunch of kvetchy leftists using nice terms like "attitude" or "customer service" when they can't point out anything specific that bothers them about the airline. I'm not a major fan of the airline, but I just don't get all this hatred.
My wife flew both El Al and Delta recently and she actually pointed out that was impressed by a certain level of class that the LY "Israeli" FAs had, while the DL "American" FAs were much less polished, and some were quite rude too.
I get disgusted by these comments that are just generalizing, without enough intelligence to even point out a single issue (I have quite a few issues with them, but at least I know what they are and I don't just call them "attitude")
Like Shachar tells Fuld in the above video, "for every horror story you know, there are 10 amazing positive stories". Same in all airlines. People don't generally go online and share their positive experiences at the end of every flight. When someone has a bad flight they make sure everyone knows about it. (I was once comparing Y class seat comfort between multiple airlines on SeatGuru, and surprised to see that every airline I checked had the exact same complaints despite differences in pitch and width)
With that said:
- I believe joining an alliance (if it's at all possible) would be a very nice move.
- They promised they wouldn't raise prices with the Dreamliner orders, but prices in the past year (at least to/from the US) have been at least 5-10% higher than the previous year.
- The website has some bugs, like not being able to book seats when booked via various OTA's (like Chase).
- Way to much flying (in economy) required to reach elite status in comparison to other airlines.
- They recently started offering CS via SMS (text) which is a great thing. Perhaps they can upgrade to WhatsApp Business?
- Would be nice if they allowed booking awards within 24 hours online, so that it's not necessary to pay $65 for booking on the phone.
- Would be nice to see them add the possiblity to change/cancel bookings online like UA and DL now have.
- Blue rows in the back on NYC routes would be very nice (pink isn't really necessary). It's basically Bachurim and yungeleit flying themselves who have the issues.
(probably some more. can't think of them at the moment)

Best comment on here

July 25, 2018, 05:02:54 AM
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
They aren't made very well but I imagine the care has what to do with it. Mine lasted 5 years.
Mine too, not sure what the issue is

August 20, 2018, 02:42:34 PM
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Re: Year In Review: 2018 Edition

46 segments
Total 78,843 mi

January 11, 2019, 08:55:55 AM
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Re: Year In Review: 2018 Edition
Pilot
Lol, most was with my family

January 12, 2019, 12:31:05 PM
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences It was my fathers dream to go on an Alaska cruise and he finally did it. And hated every minute of it.
February 09, 2019, 03:04:49 PM
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
They only use mehadrin food.
If only that was the only criteria (even assuming that his definition of mehadrin and mine align). I'm still waiting for one rabbi who knows the kashrus industry to say it's ok to eat there. Just one. I'd love to join in on the fun.

July 18, 2019, 01:46:50 PM
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
The only hotel with what's called a good hechsher is Prima.
Litov is Bedatz

July 25, 2019, 02:15:08 PM
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Re: Morocco master thread
Are there any kosher restaurants in Casablanca? Marrakesh?
Yes for Casablanca

August 02, 2019, 03:56:07 AM
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Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Sorry for the late reply. The family member needs to be over the age of 18, otherwise, they can still tax you (You have "custody" over the child).
Not in my experience, but thanks

January 17, 2020, 06:27:41 AM
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