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Re: Top Reasons To Go OTD
No need, I know plenty of people On The Derech who are clueless when it comes to Dikduk...
Now I'm confused! Is OTD, on the derech?

March 26, 2015, 09:33:50 PM
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Re: For the old age: The LMS thread
Yo yo yo

FRIDAY!

Too many Fridays recently.

October 28, 2016, 08:21:52 AM
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Re: DDF Trivia
tied with these.
I guess I don't check random threads often enough.
At least in some of them he has an asking price

December 13, 2016, 11:21:39 AM
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases. Non-Jews might not know this, but there are quite a lot of different types of Jews ó of all races, countries, political beliefs. Even religiously, there is a huge divide between two large camps in particular: The ďAshkenaziĒ Jews of general European descent, and the ďSephardiĒ Jews, who originated from the golden age of Jewry in pre-inquisition Spain.

Whatís the difference between these groups?

Let me explain it in terms a non-Jew might understand.

The first thing to know is that Spain, insanely, is Ashkenazi because itís part of Europe, even though ďSephardiĒ literally means Spanish. The middle east, on the other hand, which has had its own continuous Jewish communities for millennia, is very Sephardi. The rest of Europe is Ashkenazi, except for the Netherlands, which by some accident is honorarily Sephardi, and the small parts of Germany owned by Mercedes-Benz. You see, BMW is Ashkenazi. Audi is very Ashkenazi. But Mercedes is Sephardi.

How about socks? Socks are Ashkenazi. Sandals are Sephardi. Sandals with socks are more Ashkenazi than socks alone. Cargo shorts are also Ashkenazi. Basketball shorts are Sephardi. Bike shorts are goyish (non-Jewish). Suspenders are Ashkenazi. Belts are Sephardi.

Is this beginning to make sense?

Contact lenses are non-Jewish; glasses are Ashkenazi; sunglasses are Sephardi.

Eyebrows are unbearably Ashkenazi but foreheads have a Sephardi feeling to them.

Black is Ashkenazi. Blue is Sephardi.

How about the way they think? OK, try this: Mystical questions about the nature of G-d are Ashkenazi. The answers to those questions are Sephardi. But general philosophical inquiries are Sephardi, while the answers are Ashkenazi. The notion of geniuses is very Jewish, generally, but respect for geniuses, less-so. Everyone thinking theyíre a genius is very Jewish. If the person who thinks theyíre a genius drives a cab, thatís Sephardi. If they drive a wagon, thatís Ashkenazi.

If they write short stories or slam poetry, thatís Ashkenazi. If they pen novels, thatís Sephardi. Flash fiction is suspiciously goyish.

Confused yet? Disagree? Very Jewish.

Arguments are just plain Jewish, see, but physical violence is goyish. If it comes down to it, Ashkenazim will shove, whereas Sephardim go for outright blows. Everyone throws things, but throwing a chair is Sephardi, and someone over the age of sixty throwing a chair is very Sephardi. This is somehow true even though chairs are quite Ashkenazi, whereas benches are neutrally Jewish unless they have pillows on them, in which case they are indelibly Sephardi. Pews are, it goes without saying, goyish.

Sephardi kids are prone to afternoons on the town, whereas Ashkenazim are more prone to nights on the town. Obedience is goyish.

If a Jew wakes up to eggs over-easy for breakfast, heís doing it the goyish way. Ashkenazim would have eggs boiled in water. Sephardim would have eggs boiled in stew. Salt is Ashkenazi. Tomatoes are Sephardi. Rice is very Sephardi. Peanut butter is very Ashkenazi but Sephardim get it on a technicality. Gelatinous marrow-based ďdelicaciesĒ are, regrettably, Ashkenazi. Neither group eats off of their fine china if no guests are invited: Ashkenazim will use plastic dinnerware; Sephardim will use paper.

If she wears a wig, thatís very Ashkenazi. If she wears an urban turban sheís doiní it Sephardi.

If you see a Jew spit, thatís Sephardi. If you see him sweat, thatís Ashkenazi. If they shake hands, thatís Ashkenazi. If they bump fists, it is hilariously Ashkenazi. Avuncular shoulder slaps are Sephardi (Uncles, as a concept, are Sephardi, but Aunts are Ashkenazi). Hugging is Sephardi and encouraged, but watch out: If two men greet each other with a kiss on the cheek, they instantly become Ashkenazim for life.

Fingers are clearly Ashkenazi, though knuckles are Sephardi. Beards have a faintly Sephardi aura about them, but then, hair is generally Sephardi. Fingernails are quite Ashkenazi.

Stores are Ashkenazi things; stalls are Sephardi. Haggling is Sephardi. Sales tactics are Ashkenazi. A meeting starting on time is Sephardi. A meeting ending on time is Ashkenazi.

Piers are Ashkenazi; wharves, Sephardi. Boats are Sephardi. Ships are Ashkenazi.

Cleavers are Ashkenazi; fruit knives are Sephardi; combat knives are goyish, unless theyíre from the IDF, and even thenÖ

Home repair is Sephardi, as are plumbers, electricians, roofers, handymen. Appliance repair is ever-so-slightly Ashkenazi. Tech support is Ashkenazi but Sephardim are better at it; computer programming is decisively Sephardi but Ashkenazim have a knack for it.

As far as domesticated animals go, goats are Sephardi. Sheep are Ashkenazi. We all pass on hogs. If we have to go for insects, bees are more Sephardi whereas flies are profoundly Ashkenazi. Cats are Ashkenazi and dogs are Sephardi. Birds are Sephardi, fish are Ashkenazi. Guinea pigs are cute but not Jewish. Bad memories.

All comic books are Jewish, but DC leans Ashkenazi and Marvel leans Sephardi.

Led Zeppelin ó classic Ashkenazi mascots. AC/DC represent the Sephardim. Deep Purple is just plain goyish. Frank Zappa is weird Ashkenazi. Bob Dylan is profoundly Ashkenazi. Bob Marley should be Sephardi but the Ashkenazim stole him. Johnny Cash is proper Sephardi. Black Metal is goyish as landed nobility, and opera once attended a pogrom, but show tunes are Ashkenazi and Top 40 music generally is Sephardi.

Google is Sephardi. Apple is Ashkenazi. Microsoft is goyish.

On the Internet: Facebook is Sephardi. Twitter is Ashkenazi. If you meme about Harambe youíre doing the Ashkenazi; if you play Pokemon Go you are doing the Sephardi. This dude was circumcised in an Ashkenazi synagogue: Į\_(ツ)_/Į, whereas this guy has a profound Sephardi heritage: ಠ_ಠ.  This guy attends a restricted country club: :).

An Ashkenazi might argue that there are no differences between Jews at all, whereas a Sephardi might quibble on the details and say my distinctions are not stark enough. Either way, itís one big family, and we all love to laugh. I hope.

December 27, 2016, 07:18:17 PM
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Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
verazano bridge
On DDF there are other ways to get across the Verrazano.
#DDS

December 30, 2016, 02:43:05 PM
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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
Hi forum-
2 of my family members are stuck in Antalya turkey from a flight from TA that was diverted. Airline is telling them they might be there for 3 days.
any one have a tip for what they can do to get home to the US. anyone know a savvy travel agent that can assist them?
or at least get them to a European capital city where they might be more comfortable while waiting to get home?

any help would be great appreciated!
I wouldn't make any of my own arrangements not through the airline and your not saying which airline it is. As soon as you fly to somewhere else they have NO obligations to you.

January 09, 2017, 12:36:55 PM
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Re: help for stranded family members in Antalya turkey
thanks again guys.
its turkish air. the flight was from TA to IST but they diverted to AYT.
airline is saying it will be about 4 days to get them back to NY, but they cant wait that long.
they are willing to layout the money to get home rather than wait for the airline to figure it out and be stuck in AYT.
Just don't expect to lay out and get it back.

January 09, 2017, 01:06:47 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
Kretchme stated בהכשר הבעלים.
בהשגחה פרטית

January 11, 2017, 11:17:28 PM
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
Here's a quick list of site suggestions/ideas of the bat in addition to posted upthread.

1. Static header and footer.
2. Footer to have a sitemap. ( Good for SEO too )
3. Have a load comments button ( in addition to load the full details )
4. Advertisement banners between deals
5. Less deals per page?
6.  Or Have them listed side by side lineup ( example Slickdeals )
7. Allow users to respond to questions posted?
I can't stand #4
Just my 2Ę

Look at VIN mobile site where between every article there are 4 ads.

January 15, 2017, 06:33:25 PM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread Obama meets the Queen. "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government?  Are there any tips you can give me?"

"Well," said the Queen. "The important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."

Obama frowned and then asked, "but how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent? "

The Queen took a sip of champagne.

"Oh, that's easy: you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle. Watch:

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.  "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you? "

Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty? "

The Queen smiled and said.
"Answer me this please, Tony. Your mother and father have a child.  It is not your brother and it is not your sister.  Who is it?"

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me!"

"Yes, very good," said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.

"Joe, answer this for me.  Your mother and father have a child.  It's not your brother and it's not your sister.  Who is it?"

"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one."

He went to his advisers and asked everyone.

But none could give him an answer. 

Frustrated, Biden went to work out in Congressional gym and saw Paul Ryan there.

Biden went up to him and asked, "Hey, Paul, see if you can answer this question. Your mother and father have a child, and it's not your brother or your sister.  Who is it?"

Paul Ryan answered, "That's easy; it's me!"

Biden smiled and said, "Good answer, Paul!".

Biden then went back to speak with President Obama.

"Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle.

"It's Paul Ryan!"

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden and angrily yelled into his face,

"NO, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"

AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS PRECISELY WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS......

January 25, 2017, 12:51:02 PM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread Customer: Hi. How much is your paint?
Clerk: Well, sir, that all depends on quite a lot of things.
Customer: Can you give me a guess? Is there an average price?
Clerk: Our lowest price is $12 a gallon, and we have 60 different prices up to $200 a gallon.
Customer: Whatís the difference in the paint?
Clerk: Oh, there isnít any difference; itís all the same paint.
Customer: Well, then Iíd like some of that $12 paint.
Clerk: When do you intend to use the paint?
Customer: I want to paint tomorrow. Itís my day off.
Clerk: Sir, the paint for tomorrow is the $200 paint.
Customer: When would I have to paint to get the $12 paint?
Clerk: You would have to start very late at night in about 3 weeks. But you will have to agree to start painting before Friday of that week and continue painting until at least Sunday.
Customer: Youíve got to be *&%^#@* kidding!
Clerk: Iíll check and see if we have any paint available.
Customer: You have shelves FULL of paint! I can see it!
Clerk: But it doesnít mean that we have paint available. We sell only a certain number of gallons on any given weekend. Oh, and by the way, the price per gallon just went to $16. We donít have any more $12 paint.
Customer: The price went up as we were talking?
Clerk: Yes, sir. We change the prices and rules hundreds of times a day, and since you havenít actually walked out of the store with your paint yet, we just decided to change. I suggest you purchase your paint as soon as possible. How many gallons do you want?
Customer: Well, maybe five gallons. Make that six, so Iíll have enough.
Clerk: Oh no, sir, you canít do that. If you buy paint and donít use it, there are penalties and possible confiscation of the paint you already have.
Customer: WHAT?
Clerk: We can sell enough paint to do your kitchen, bathroom, hall and north bedroom, but if you stop painting before you do the bedroom, you will lose your remaining gallons of paint.
Customer: What does it matter whether I use all the paint? I already paid you for it!
Clerk: We make plans based upon the idea that all our paint is used, every drop. If you donít, it causes us all sorts of problems.
Customer: This is crazy!! I suppose something terrible happens if I donít keep painting until after Saturday night!
Clerk: Oh yes! Every gallon you bought automatically becomes the $200 paint.
Customer: But what are all these, ďPaint on sale from $10 a litreĒ signs?
Clerk: Well thatís for our budget paint. It only comes in half-gallons. One $5 half-gallon will do half a room. The second half-gallon to complete the room is $20. None of the cans have labels, some are empty and there are no refunds, even on the empty cans.
Customer: To hell with this! Iíll buy what I need somewhere else!
Clerk: I donít think so, sir. You may be able to buy paint for your bathroom and bedrooms, and your kitchen and dining room from someone else, but you wonít be able to paint your connecting hall and stairway from anyone but us. And I should point out, sir, that if you paint in only one direction, it will be $300 a gallon.
Customer: I thought your most expensive paint was $200!
Clerk: Thatís if you paint around the room to the point at which you started. A hallway is different.
Customer: And if I buy $200 paint for the hall, but only paint in one direction, youíll confiscate the remaining paint.
Clerk: No, weíll charge you an extra use fee plus the difference on your next gallon of paint. But I believe youíre getting it now, sir.
Customer: Youíre insane!
Clerk: Thanks for painting with Friday Fun Airlines!

January 31, 2017, 01:15:24 AM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread
Customer: Hi. How much is your
paint? Clerk: Well, sir, that all depends
on quite a lot of things.
..................................
Clerk: No, weíll charge you an
extra use fee plus the
difference on your next gallon
of paint. But I believe youíre
getting it now, sir. Customer: Youíre insane! Clerk: Thanks for painting with
Friday Fun Airlines!

I think this was awesome!

About a third of the way through I guessed what the author was getting at.

I received this on Thursday night, now although this really should've been posted on a Friday, I was looking for that right thread to post in until I just gave up and put it here.

January 31, 2017, 01:17:55 AM
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Re: 1 day or 2 days in Israel I spent one YT in Eretz Yisroel.
At first I was very bothered, I researched the entire Sugya and it seemed that whatever I did I would get it wrong according to some respectable opinions.
After thinking through it many times I came to an understanding that whatever you do there are many merits and explanations for those opinions and as long as that's what your LOR told you to do, you're good.

March 27, 2017, 12:11:02 AM
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Re: 1 day or 2 days in Israel
on a forum hosted by a chabadsker at least acknowledge that chabad follows the baal hatanya and chacham tzvi and do 1 day in israel
-100
There are many varying sources in Chabad itself as to what's the correct way to do it.
-1
Thanks

March 27, 2017, 11:21:09 AM
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Re: Bingo wholesale club in Brooklyn
Crazy.
Come to England, walk into any Tesco or Asda etc and walk out with good 2 litre bottles of seltzer for 17p.

April 04, 2017, 12:15:08 PM
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Re: Shlichus Addiction?
My uneducated guess is that the reason chabadskers struggle so much with this directive, is because it is contradicted by the general chabbad directive to "get out there and mingle"...

In beney berak for eg, there is no such contradiction. Educational institutions are dedicated only to Torah study, preparing students for a life dedicated to Torah study. It's simple.
Not "to get out there and mingle" but more to balance an educational institute where those less observant will feel welcome and can grow from those more observant while at the same time those more observant don't lose out from being on a lower level.

April 21, 2017, 01:55:59 PM
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Re: Flying Turkish
Is it still safe to do the stop over in Istanbul even with all of the new developments with the government?
Don't do it. Statistically, 46% of people who do it don't survive. Of those who do survive, 17% walk away with missing limbs.
If you look very Jewish the chances of survival are less.

April 25, 2017, 10:21:26 PM
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Re: Free Sample Products Master Thread

lol, we'll at least I could say the forum is not such a bad place, you can pick up lots of knowledge and worldly things,while it still being relatively clean.

FTFY

May 05, 2017, 05:25:07 PM
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Re: Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
theres something called a mumar in my language whether you like it or not. Also there's no way in the world I'm ever learning chasidus. This being a classic example of twisting things the wrong way which end up contradicting chazal but hey it doesn't matter because it's chassidus

Just catching up and came across this. I do feel that this post is somewhat degrading a part of Torah that Gedolim bigger than me and you in previous generations endorsed and I wouldn't start up with such things but that's your choice.

I haven't read the article that ExGingi posted a link to nor have I noticed a response from you but I'll just leave you with a question.

Is a Mumar, a bad Jew or is he a good Jew, a son of G-D, a son of Avraham Yitzchok and Yaakov who has a holy Neshama who has unfortunately done bad things?

Just to set the record, Chassidus doesn't and can't contradict Chazal for a number of reasons, so if you seem to have come across such an instance, either you haven't understood the Chassidus or you haven't understood the Ma'amar Chazal.

June 02, 2017, 03:49:12 AM
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Re: PSA: List of NYC Area Hospital Sukkahs and Bikur Cholim Rooms
Anyone knows if the Roosevelt Mount Sinai Hospital on W. 58th St. has a Bikur Cholim room, and if yes  where it's located .
TIA
From a friend:

 "I think they do. I know for sure they have a Shabbos elevator. I have never used the bikur cholim room there."

June 19, 2017, 08:36:54 PM
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Re: BA Avios question(s)

Uber was crazy expensive because LGA had insane traffic that decade

FTFY

June 19, 2017, 09:04:22 PM
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Re: PSA: List of NYC Area Hospital Sukkahs and Bikur Cholim Rooms
Anyone knows if the Roosevelt Mount Sinai Hospital on W. 58th St. has a Bikur Cholim room, and if yes  where it's located .
TIA

June 19, 2017, 09:21:03 PM
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Re: Tzadaka Master Thread
I'm glad I found this thread and didn't start another one and get it over the head :-[

I know the family personally and they can use much more then the amount being raised!

"Where is Mommy? "Asks 4 year old Shusha, a spark of glimmer in her eyes.
"You said she is coming home today."
"She is not coming home today"
"But you said the same thing yesterday"

Three months of total chaos..

If you are reading this please DON'T stop, click on the link and continue. Every donation is needed & will HELP the family!
Thank you, It is much appreciated!

https://thechesedfund.com/cause/friedns-for-dvorahle

IF YOU (CAN) DONATE, KINDLY POST THAT YOU DID, TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO FOLLOW. TY
I know the family and I donated. I encourage you all to donate with an open heart.

July 05, 2017, 08:23:15 AM
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Re: Dan's Next Job?
Ban slowly getting lifted
he's already out of that job!
Maybe he accomplished his job

July 05, 2017, 12:15:29 PM
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Re: "כאלה" As I was Leining this yesterday, I thought I better bump this thread after Shabbos but obviously I promptly forgot until I saw this.
If you look up the true definition of כאלה you will find that it has a total different meaning on the 8th day of pesach, when all you need for your system is a big plunger, than it has when you're up in the mountains in a serene atmosphere of your summer-home and beyond...

July 16, 2017, 06:26:39 PM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
And neither is factually correct
The Sidur we use clearly says on its cover
על פי נוסח האר''י ז''ל
כפי אשר יסד.... כ''ק... מוהר''ר שניאור זלמן נבג''מ בעל התניא והשו''ע

It's the Alter Rebbe's version of נוסח האר''י

July 26, 2017, 04:00:42 AM
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves

What's the point of the coupon if you now have to spend even more to use it?

That, is exactly the point.

March 14, 2018, 06:13:55 PM
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Re: Where Are You Posting From Now? Was it a bingo shtreimel?
March 16, 2018, 03:34:53 PM
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Re: Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners
Now we need a solution for the shower. 1mm to the right is too cold 1mm to the left is too hot.
.

May 26, 2018, 09:51:27 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread I'm on a cell phone so difficult to edit the wiki but someone can edit the part about the Ohel bus. It usually waits there for around 60 minutes, not 30.
August 05, 2018, 08:32:04 PM
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Re: Chabad Minhagim: Pros & Cons
Why don't you (and @MeirS) post images of sources (or at least links).


תו"מ דרושי חתונה עמ' ש"ג
A letter from the Rebbe's father in response to hearing about the Rebbe fasting every day till after Mincha.


September 13, 2018, 01:47:31 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
That would be a new development.

Last year they told me they got Kfar Chabad for their OOT customers due to the Calabria shortages. I wasn't aware this extended into this year.
I may be wrong.
When I was there earlier in the week I saw a KC box sitting there.

September 17, 2018, 06:34:50 PM
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Re: Chabad Minhagim: Pros & Cons

Not sure why that's sinas chinam. It can just as easily be bias or stubbornness. Sinas chinam would be hating a fellow jew. I can think of many groups of jews that have criticisms on other groups but do not hate them. And some of those criticisms would be called by many others absurd.
Basically, Cbc thinks chabad is crazy and views them through that prism.

FTFY

September 20, 2018, 07:53:04 PM
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Re: Yom Kippur Davening
At the Rebbe's Room in 770
Ma'ariv ended 9:20
Tehillim ended 10:30
Shachris-Musaf - 10:00-3:30 (I think that's a record)
Mincha-Ne'ila - 5:15-7:45
Oops, maybe I shouldn't have mentioned the Tehillim part. Is it bordering on Kefira to say the whole Tehillim on the night of YK? Is there widespread criticism of the practice which I'm not aware of?

September 23, 2018, 12:11:55 PM
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Re: Chabad Minhagim: Pros & Cons

Enjoy your rainy undecorated succas!

This is great!

I think anyone who eats in an undecorated Sukah in the rain is proud of doing so and wouldn't be offended by such a wish.

On that note,

Enjoy sleeping in your Sukah with the rain cover closed!

Hey, if that's what your Rabbi's say is the right thing, then that's definitely what you should be doing and enjoying, even if I can't make sense of it...

September 23, 2018, 04:20:14 PM
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Re: leye.com for sale From the name of the thread, I thought you were selling the domain name.
October 04, 2018, 12:21:30 PM
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Re: Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners
It's amazing the difference between a good rep and a bad rep. Trying to change a SPG reservation. The first rep was trying to explain to me why it made sense that my points balance would reflect the points being deducted twice. The second rep proactively realized that the points were being deducted twice and is calling the help desk to ensure that doesn't happen.
At every level, even in a call center, you have people that excel at their job and people that just don't
+1000

October 24, 2018, 06:05:27 PM
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Re: How to ask a non-observant Jew to put on tefillin?
Update he is putting on tefillin now,
חזקת שליח עושה שליחותו

October 30, 2018, 12:34:49 PM
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
Why do people feel it's mandatory to eat kiddush?
Lost people I know drink Kiddush

November 21, 2018, 06:10:25 PM
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves I remember countless situations where I wish people clicked reply all and they didn't.
I remember a handful of situations where people clicked reply all when I didn't want them to.
One particular project I was working on had set very clear guidelines, if you were in the "to" field, then the email was for you to respond to, if you were in the "CC" field then the email isn't directed at you, rather it's for you to be aware of what's going on and for the recipient to be aware that you are looped in.

December 13, 2018, 01:21:38 PM
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Re: "First" in Antarctica?
Mid 90s, my father was a rov/mashgiach on such a cruise. Granted this seems to be *far* better arranged by Dan and SF, but there have been minyanim and shiurim in Antarctica.
Pretty cool

December 18, 2018, 09:24:56 AM
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Re: MASTER THREAD: Using CC cards in Israel and maximizing benefits while traveling

and i think some of the older threads (like 4 years ago) with no recent conversations or posts should be deleted, and then it will also be cleaner.

Hence:

My comment was just about the difference in the way you see these forums working and the way these forums work.

🥄

Hey, where's the ?

December 24, 2018, 09:23:02 PM
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Re: Do you keep Nittel Nacht?
I don't think there is anyone who keeps only December 25, It's or both or only January 6,
You live in a very small world.

January 06, 2019, 05:46:54 PM
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Re: Mezuzah Fraud
In "all for the boss" ruchama shain tells how her father one Shabbat saw the new talmud Torah teacher get an Aliyah and not look in Torah during kriah, he followed him out after to see him buy cigarettes and smoke on Shabbat

I don't hang up a mezuza because I follow the law blindly. I hang up a mezuza because God says so and I want to do God's commandment and be close to him..yes there are times where just kosher is good enough for me.

But how can you buy a mezuza etc which is supposed to be written by a yirei shamayim and the guy talks where shulchan aruch forbids.

Would you eat at a restaurant if the mashgiach goes to strip clubs (I know a few of these as does @ExGingi  I bet )
There was a Mashpia in Tomchei Temimim of old, his work in Yeshiva was his side job. Footing the day the was involved in business. During one particular Farbrengen he was directions his words to one particular student encouraging him to improve in a certain area.
After a short while, the Bochur couldn't handle it anymore and he called out "who are you to tell me where and what to improve! I myself saw you shaking hands with a woman!"
The Mashpia turns to him and tells him, "Listen here, in life, you'll meet a lot of people, each have מעלות and חסרונות, you can choose how to see things, either you can see all the good that people have which you can learn from and you'll end up in a good place, or you can see all the negative that people have which you can learn from and you'll end up in..."

January 07, 2019, 10:23:15 PM
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0
Is this a first?
Stands for "to be henche"

January 10, 2019, 05:48:37 PM
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Re: Poll: Do You Brush Your Teeth With Cold Or Warm Water?
Vote now and help save my shalom bayis!
Can someone ask @SomethingFishy to get some nice pictures of the moon now if he's this bored?

January 20, 2019, 11:11:04 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
Is it Holesome or Wholesome?

One might argue that there is little that is more Crown Heights than a potato bagel
I've heard Israeli bochurim call it הומלעס בייגעלס

January 22, 2019, 04:14:40 PM
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Re: Bingo Wholesale Club Lakewood

And that is exactly the problem. People see it in the store, assume it can't be that bad because Bingo is selling it and " someone IS buying it, or they wouldn't carry it"and therefore assume that they can also buy it.
So basically entrapping the ill informed to assume it's ok.
And here stands the main issue. With this and with the Mezuzos.

When did we stop teaching our children that YOU need to make sure the food is kosher before YOU eat it. YOU need to make sure your Mezuzos are kosher before YOU use them.
Since when do we rely on business people trying there hardest to earn a living and feed there families to dictate to us what is kosher and what isn't, what is on "our standard" and what isn't?

January 27, 2019, 09:04:03 PM
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Re: Bingo Wholesale Club Lakewood
my friend, do u see whatís going on? Ur implying stores Bear no responsibility for what customers buy.  and Iím responding to u that in fact they do hold responsibility too . Obviously every case has to be weighed with all factors, but thatís not the point. To say that a store bears no responsibility as a blanket statement is just wrong.  And honestly it sounds like u are coming from feelings more than actual knowledge of the topic
Whatever happened to consumer responsibility and the age old fact that no one else will look out for you as much as you should look out for yourself?

January 29, 2019, 11:52:06 AM
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Re: Orthodox College Life Guide?
I've many friends who were thrown out of there :) - The school is a great trivia question - what's the only chabad yeshiva not official Tomchei or Achei Tmimim :)
As well as OT, TE in Yerushalayim and I'm sure a few others.

February 27, 2019, 04:07:44 PM
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