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Re: What grade do you give Trump so far for his handling of COVID-19?
You have to watch it. Will see if I can find a video.
He made a comment that was to easy to say it was racist.

ETA:Up on YouTube already.

You are obsessed with the president. Unhealthy obsessed man!
Hes different, even crazy but man do you go crazy every time he says something.
This is his style, he got voted in for it, dont like it? Vote differently this Nov

May 11, 2020, 08:26:49 PM
Re: Hatzalah-Thon - Live Stream Concert & Campaign Between the $18m for the Corona Campaigns & $14m+ for Hatzoloh so far in the past month + Yidden have donated in very tough times $32m dollars. Amazing!
May 12, 2020, 11:34:54 PM
Re: Stocks
out of

Jet Blue
and Delta

which is the best to jump in now?

youre asking me?? what the heck do I know? UAL has the biggest upside I would think. Please do not invest because I posted something on DDF. LOL

May 20, 2020, 12:14:31 PM
Re: Stocks
I actually added a little to my position.
Thank you!

Ha good. I hope you didnt buy because I said so.. I just saw a more fuller EWR.. Thats all, means whatever it means..

May 27, 2020, 01:26:57 PM
Re: Dating Stories There was once someone who had an office next to a womens mikva where I was supposed to pickup his daughter (he didnt want me to pick her up at her/his house, alright...) . the entrance looks like a shared entrance and you can turn right or left... depending on where the person is going...
First time in this area so I am really not familiar with anything & there isn't any business name signs or clear address either... so I arrive at this mikva building & I tell myself it seems weird that this building is his office.. no business name.. nothing.. So I go back into the car.. check my gps again, go a bit further & its a bank... I turn back around.. go back to the mikva building (At the time I didnt know it was a mikva obviously) & decide I'll knock & see what happens... This guy has cameras outside of the office, parking area etc.. As soon as I get out of my car he comes RUNNING!!! STOP STOP!! Its a ladies mikva!!!!  :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D that wouldve been disastrous had I knocked in "hi, im looking for ms..... I have a date".

LOLOLOLOLOL will never forget, shidduch didnt end of happening BH

June 11, 2020, 05:04:53 PM
Re: Dating Stories
I think we need to put these in a poll and have an award ceremony DO

can also go in dans deals magazine

June 11, 2020, 05:08:10 PM
Re: What Are You Listening To Jewish History Soundbites podcast.
June 12, 2020, 09:54:39 AM
Re: Dating Stories
So let me get this right, you are happy that you didnt end up marrying a model??  ;)

I did, but not for the internet.  :D

June 12, 2020, 03:57:37 PM
Re: Dating Stories
Based on social media pictures, it looks like the girl from the Mandarin Oriental story also isn't frum anymore.
Always interesting to see how things turn out a decade+ later, though I had some guidance from the Rebbe with that one...

wow interesting.. what a crazy world we live in. I was thinking about this and the only solution is tefila. I dont have other suggestions.

June 12, 2020, 04:00:06 PM
Re: Out Of Control Fireworks
Saw the videos and thought "Wow, that's nice. I hope the Mayor will finally do something"

Until I saw many frum yidden.

I'm still hoping for a crack down BUT WHY? Why are frum hidden protesting? Are we not classier than that? Are we not supposed to realize our place in golus- that Eisav is supposed to be in charge?

If anyone here was at the protest this question is addressed to you:

I understand the frustration the fireworks. I am suffering as well. I understand that protesting will hopefully show the mayor how the public feels about this.

But how do you want to portray the Jewish community in the long term?

I believe many religious discrimination lawsuits wouldn't have half their merits if we acted like low class citizens. This is childish and needs to stop.

dont be like the german obedient jews that were led to the slaughter & respected authorities because they said something, there is a time in place to be quiet & a time to scream & shout & DO. Now is time to take action in the most civilized way possible

June 23, 2020, 11:02:13 AM
Re: Whats the Democrat partys plan with Biden
While its debatable whether or not Biden is currently mentally fit to serve as president, I would venture to say that no one would be surprised if one day a doctor would check him out and conclude that he is not fit. Therefore I would say that it is currently in the hands of a some people ( whether its his family or higher ups in the Democrat party) to take him down at anytime, only because they can and no one would question them.
So my question is, whats their game plan?
A)Do they let him stay as long as he can  and keep the current strategy of keeping him out of sight and hope they can control him while hes president?
B) do they let him pick a VP and then sack him, and hope shes has a better chance at beating Trump?
C) do they get  rid of him before the convention and put whoever they want instead? Would The Bernie Bros claim that he should get the nomination as he has the second most delegates?

Your thoughts?

He will be a PINO (President in name only). The socialist progressive mob will control him like a remote control puppet.

July 02, 2020, 03:40:08 PM
Re: How Will You Vote In November? Wish there was a competent candidate that has morals. This country needs leadership from a moral person. Trump is absolutely not morally OK & Biden will not lead the country, it will be the unmoral AOC, Ilhan Omars of the world running the show behind the curtain.
July 13, 2020, 04:21:33 PM
Re: Yiddish translation please!
Rav Moshe says it's with one Yud, but I believe that it would be with two yuds if you are trying to write the chasidish pronunciation.

I know a Leib who signed as a witness on a kesuba with two yuds, and Rabbi Forscheimer asked him if his name is "Lyb" (Chassidish pronunciation). He said, no, so Rabbi Forscheimer told him to spell it with one yud.

Leib is spelled with one yid, whether chasidish or litvish. I am chasidish & the name Leib is a very popular name from my grandparents all the way up the chain & they all spelled it with one yid.

July 16, 2020, 11:27:45 AM
Re: Yiddish translation please!
I was taught that the Yiddish way to write the 'chirik' sound is 1 yud.  And for a 'taeirei' you use 2 yuds. 
So the names listed above, that are all pronounced as a long A, should all be written with 2 yuds. 
I've been told numerous times that these names are with 1 yud. Such as  when given names for davening, or my daughter in law's kesubah. 
But I disagree.  Unless I was taught wrong.  But my husband went to a different yeshiva than I, and agrees with my premise. :D

Look in the Sanzer Ruv sefer on names.  :)
These names come with one yid. Its oilim-goilim, monkey see monkey do. Sorry!

July 16, 2020, 01:03:57 PM
Re: Yiddish translation please!
right. because names need to be spelled in the hebrew language, not in the yiddish language.
You don't write "Leib" or "Chaim" on a kesuba, you write ליב or חיים

Right & if you write for example feiga with 2 yids or with a hei at the end the get might not be good. Kidushin is easier & less complicated

July 16, 2020, 02:49:45 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names
I only see it spelled בילא with an א

because most people use it correctly, some people just dont know. Yiddish (aka non tanach names) like that end with an alef, I wrote about it a few pages ago..


etc etc etc

July 16, 2020, 04:25:07 PM
Re: Translating a Yiddish diary From the war
My grandmother has a diary written by her father during ww2 (they were running and hiding for almost 6 years!)
The diary is written with a pencil (fading) in Yiddish and he did not have the greatest handwriting.
My grandmother had it translated by someone however they did not know the history or geography of the area therefore making a lot of basic mistakes and they were still not able to translate it all!
If anybody knows someone who does this (Obviously for $) it would be a great help it gets harder to read by the day!

how many pages? This is a must save. I can try & help you as I know someone who is great at reading handwritings but it costs. You can probably recoup if its very interesting by selling it as a book one day. Can you post one page as an example?

July 16, 2020, 04:29:00 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names
Is Roiza and Raizel the same name?



July 16, 2020, 06:14:54 PM
Re: Yiddish translation please!
If someone misspells a biblical name, then i agree, it is a real busha.
A Yiddish name, I dont agree that there are necessarily correct or incorrect spellings. As long as they keep it throughout the lifetime, i dont see the issue. Especially since  i am of the opinion that spellings could have varied according the origin location, just like Yiddish language does.

I respect your opinion but this is not about embarrassment. These are very important halachic questions that some people are just not knowledgeable in. Although most rabonim if not all are

July 16, 2020, 06:16:37 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names

Showing רוזא & ריזל  for those that asked

July 16, 2020, 06:28:10 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names
קב ונקי?

Beis Shmuel, siman 129 even haezer forward to the end of the siman for men & women names

July 16, 2020, 06:38:20 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names
Careful. You are talking about one of the biggest dayanim in Jerusalem. And not sure why you think he needs to be beholden to the Sanzer Rov.

Noone is saying anything anti anyone. What I am saying is that if youre going to say that chasidim might spell it with 2 yidden then know that the biggest recent chasidishe posek on names the holy sanzer ruv said to spell it with one yid.

July 16, 2020, 09:24:59 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names Having said this Isaac is its own name not davka tied to Yitzchok.
July 16, 2020, 10:17:34 PM
Re: Correct spelling of Yiddish/Jewish names
This looks like the right place to repost this interesting theory.
I heard this from a guy who had lots of stories and ideas.  The stories were always reliable; he had the exact famous players and circumstances.  His ideas were less so.

In Europe long ago, when our people were spread over a  wide area, davening with a minyan was a rare event for many Jews.  When a boy was born, the father worked to get to a mohel as soon as possible, and the baby was named.  On the other hand, when a girl was born, there was no need  to hurry; the father would wait until the next yom tov, sometimes waiting until the  next Yom Kupur, when he would be going to a minyan anyway.  And then he would name his daughter.  But what do you call your baby in the meantime?  Zissel, Shaindel, Feigel, Gittel, Sheina, etc.And that's why there are so many Yiddish names for girls and relatively few for boys.

hmmm.... this is eye opening. interesting!

July 17, 2020, 01:55:01 PM
Re: Yiddish translation please!
@Chapshnell Is this a mistake?

Its a very good question, I am not sure. I have who to ask. Ive seen people write their name as יודא as in Yiddy type but of course thats not their real name. Ill ask

July 17, 2020, 02:04:13 PM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
From a chusids point of view Staten Island is just as new as a community as Tampa or whatever it may be. Obviously SI has the benefit of proximity just as Tampa Im sure has its own benefits. What I meant to bring out is that SI -for the chasidim- are a complete new community and was a complete success without any Rebbe or the likes.
From what I know having Young Israel there  didnt help out an iota.

Rabbi Pollack is an established rav there for 40+ years. A chasidishe rav

July 21, 2020, 10:54:40 AM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa Sounds very interesting! Thanks for the update! Please post more info as you get them.
Whether it works or not is to be seen but I love seeing people trying to get out of the Sodomite NYC. About time

July 23, 2020, 02:41:47 PM
Re: Open letter to the Frum community
How a complete scumbag, void of ethical and moral standards could be good for this country is beyond me. I guess everyone justifies their vote somehow.

So many of the same individuals were complaining about Clinton's behavior. Hypocrisy at its finest.

Jewish people dont usually align with parties because if a certain party (for example now like the democrats who are anti semetic or are OK with anti semetic remarks) act a certain way we arent ok with & we are aligned with them its a problem.  As long as we are in exile we pray for the peace of the country we are in no matter who is in charge. We are disliked in both parties, some say it openly & some dont.

Reform & conservative jews dont have an issue with the democrat agendas as their lifestyle can adjust to that. An orthodox jew cannot go along with the democrats ideas & "ideal vision for the USA". Our torah does not allow many of these laws they want to be OK. And I am sure many religious Christians feel the same.

August 11, 2020, 12:01:05 PM
Cheap United Airlines Mileage TLV Redemption never saw it so low! Checked earlier today & it was the standard, now its showing cheap! 29.5k a way.
September 02, 2020, 03:55:33 PM
Re: Bingo wholesale club in Brooklyn
what's the size of the panels 8x2, 7x2? also, what's the price per panel?

8x2 $21.99

September 29, 2020, 03:01:45 PM
Re: Czar Cuomo
He's going to get people seriously hurt

I cant see how this is going to end well. yeshivas will go on (definitely the mosdos) and it might get nasty

October 14, 2020, 01:48:45 PM
Re: Prison
Just gonna come back for this one here...

I don't care if my name was on the link. I asked @Joel2 to post it.

My initial interaction with this thread was to cleanse myself of an attempt at blackmail that was going on in this dumpster fire called DDF. So feel free to post that link, as long as the organization gets the support they need. All I see is a bunch of talk about me and not a single DDF donation besides @yochiek93 who I know IRL.

Good job!

I know why I havent been here in a while. And I'm better off.

I made a donation. Didnt use my DDF username.

October 14, 2020, 02:36:38 PM
Re: Jacob Kornbluh
Give it up. You don't have to like JK, but stop overblowing what he did. The media was in Borough Park and will be in Borough Park without him saying a word.

he went to local & national news outlets to promote himself. shame on him.

local media started the harassment after his jussie smollett incident 

October 16, 2020, 09:34:02 AM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
3500 sf?? Setting that bar a little high... 2600 is very decent for a 4-5 bedroom here. In my area, houses are routinely between 1900-2700 sf. There are larger homes, but they are considered higher end. I do agree that 2600 sf being the largest size is inconvenient.

Lakewood developments is usually that size

October 26, 2020, 04:25:48 PM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
Exactly why those layouts make no sense. Why would you make a new frum community with houses that make no sense for frum families?
Small kitchens, no playrooms, no master bathtub, shared bedroom bathroom with entire main floor, nothing over 2.5k sq ft.
They're trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Nothing is perfect.. It starts out as imperfect and it gets better as the community will grow. The only issue is "lechatchila" to go build non jewish homes for a jewish community is ridiculous. But if the developer tells you take it or leave it, I dont care... what do you do? You want to get this up & running.

October 27, 2020, 11:50:14 AM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
Probably all.

As I wrote in my longer post, I did not speak with everyone, but I did meet:

if its a mix that's very healthy. I like what i am seeing.

October 27, 2020, 03:42:13 PM
Re: Stocks
NIO ↗️

my gut tells me it will be $150 at some point this year

January 11, 2021, 01:55:17 PM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa

February 07, 2021, 08:42:54 AM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa Options are good, casa grande, az, tampa, fl.. wayyyyyyyy better options than dirty brooklyn, we just need a Kauai rebbe, who wants to take the mantle?
February 09, 2021, 11:09:27 AM
Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
Great story and job by DDFers! When I read it and saw that Rudi fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a frum American, I immediately thought of my wife's Zaidy who was also around that age and fought in the same battle (his autobiography is a great read). Then I saw the next line that his son is R' Yaakov Meyer from Denver and knew I heard the name before. Checked with my family in Denver - R' Meyer started the Aish community in Southeast Denver and used to hold classes in my in-laws house. He is responsible for making them religious. While I couldn't verify that our Zaidy knew Rudi (we don't think he's mentioned in the book), this is another nice DDF connection to the story.

I heard a story once by the kiddush of the yahrzeit of his father from R' Respler (used to live on 55th in BP, he passed away in this past year from COVID L"A H"Y)
That his father was in the army during WWII (I am almost certain he said battle of the bulge but I cant say 100% certain) and before he left to Europe he made a commitment to put on tefilin every day. One day he was in a fox hole with his fellow soldiers when he needed to put on tefilin but it wasnt a proper place to daven (he didnt give the reason, who knows maybe it smelled, we wont know) in either case he went a little bit away from the foxhole to a different area a little walk to the side to daven & as he was davening an explosive was shot into the foxhole & noone survived, he was the only one left from his group because he was committed to daven/put on tefilin daily.

ZY"A v'al kol yisrael

March 04, 2021, 02:01:11 PM
Re: Would this change the shidduch picture conversation? allows you to upload and share a picture with a preset time and date that it auto deletes.

if it doesnt become the "norm" you will be viewed as a stuck up scary IT person :)

March 08, 2021, 11:13:23 AM
Re: Czar Cuomo cant believe this thread has already 77 pages when I just opened it up a few months ago, just shows that when people arent humble it can bite them in the tuchis very quick. This Cuomo is a big shot Shoita
March 11, 2021, 02:25:27 PM
Re: Tintin nostalgia thread our fam once dressed up as the tintin characters one purim, was great
March 18, 2021, 04:16:54 PM
DDF Investigators, help another yid
April 01, 2021, 06:56:52 PM