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Free room at any radisson tonight. I have a free night that expires tonight if anyone can use it.
August 31, 2016, 05:52:40 PM
HOT- $25.07 for a non iron shirts shipped from Charles Tyrwhitt. Seems you can order as many as you want and for all the other styles you can get it for $28.05 besides for what's listed on the ms.

 The MS only had certain styles that you can get any style you see while clicking the link below.
 If you buy the shirts for $29.50 you can apply to 15% coupon or you can buy the shirts for $33 and use a 15% coupon and get free shipping.
 Coming out as low as $25 or $28 For other styles.

 Great price haven't seen cheaper in a while.

 To play it smart best order online.

And warning you ahead once you use that code you won't be able to use it again with the same address will probably cancel next order, so order whatever you want in one order.

SHIRTS ONLY $33/$29.50 PLUS 15% OFF WITH CODE AW33X15 = $25/28

I just got a great deal $25 shipped: with the code:AW33X15
code isnt supposed to work on shirts but it does. originally $29.50/33 after code $25/28 shipped regular twill non iron.

usnb33 Offer terms and conditions

Added a bit to his idea which makes two shirts as low as $25.

 @Dan @jj1000 And @David Smith don't know what codes are for the UK site but for $25 you could choose from different shirts.

 And of course there's always a like button below. 8)

December 24, 2017, 07:10:52 PM
Re: Prayers for my father
Hello everyone, my father, who normally uses this account, has recently suffered from a stroke and he often talks about everyone on this forum. He is currently still in the hospital and I would really appreciate any prayers, words of advice, anything at all.
Thank you,
Would love to hear an update on this. Hope all is well.

February 09, 2020, 09:39:58 AM
Re: What are we going to do Chol Hamoed?? [UPDATE: And with kids home from school?]
I created a schedule for my kids so they can keep to some type of seder. I have 3 girls ages 6-9 so it fit them altogether. Obviously play around to fit you better:

8:00 Wake up/Wash hands/brush teeth/make bed
8:30 Daven with Ima
9:00 Breakfast with Ima
9:30 Play in the Park/Yard
10:00 Math problems/lesson
11:00 break
11:30 Parsha Shavua Shiur/Chumash/Limudei Kodesh
12:15 Lunch
12:45-Sunday-Movie Monday-Tuesday English lesson Wednesday Movie Thursday Baking class with Ima
3:00 clean up
4:00 showers brush hair
5:00 education games (
6:00 Supper
7:00 Bedtime
Pretty impressed that you managed to make a schedule without mentioning Abba even once! ;D

March 17, 2020, 02:53:26 PM
Re: What are we going to do Chol Hamoed?? [UPDATE: And with kids home from school?]
Pretty impressed that you managed to make a schedule without mentioning Abba even once! ;D
7:30 Abba arrives home & asks Ima ďAnd how was your day ?Ē

March 17, 2020, 03:09:31 PM
Grief / Aveilus Discussion I am not sure if this the right forum to post this, or if it will be helpful, or if it's even just a rant.

A decade ago, my mother passed away after her fourth battle with cancer. 15 months later, my father passed as well from a heart issue. Right at the end of kaddish for my Mom, I was talking in shul to another Avel about my mom's pending unveiling. An older gentlemen in my shul, a survivor, overheard our conversation and said - "Ich ben M'Kaneh zein" - I'm jealous of you - at least you have a grave to visit!

Shiva, Shloshim, and Kaddish helped me through the process. It made me feel proactive in honoring my parents, and helping me heal. As an out-of-towner, minyan was sometimes a struggle, since my options were fewer (Mincha involved driving 20 minutes each way for a minyan). And yet, whatever my struggle, I seems like I was spoiled, that I took this opportunity for granted.

I have several friends who unfortunately had protracted shivas due to Yom Tov, (some not even lasting more than an hour), and some of them feel that they missed out on that part of the mourning process.

How many people out there are in middle of their year of aveilus, being denied the opportunity to say kaddish for a loved one? How many can't give proper levaya to their loved ones? How many aren't getting the benefit of sitting shiva? Some don't even have the last opportunity to say goodbye.

I am not a shrink, I am not educating in counselling in any way. I just want you all to know going through this that:
a) this is hard
b) hashem will help you get through this
c) I am open to talking whether you think it will help or not. (I will do my best to answer PMs if you want to do this privately).

I will leave you with one final thought: Years ago I spoke to a psychologist who was helping people with PTSD from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He pointed out to me that in the text of the Mi-Sheberach, Refuas Hanefesh (healing of the soul) comes before Refuas Hagoof (healing of the body) - showing that Judaism understands and acknowledges that there is a mental and spiritual aspect to healing as well.

May all those who need a refuah, be granted a refuas hanefesh and refuas hagoof.

April 03, 2020, 01:09:22 PM
Re: COVID-19 Frustrations and Pet Peeves People that feel the need to make 20 posts on the same topic within 24 hours, just to show off their amazing gadlus.
April 13, 2020, 04:33:26 PM
Re: COVID-19 Frustrations and Pet Peeves Pet peeve - I can't find a Meir Kay video about covid. @Shkop can you helpme out?
April 13, 2020, 04:47:42 PM
Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread - COVID-19 related

Interesting tidbit about him - he was the child soloist on the Pirchei album who sings "Ki Heim Chayeinu"
One of the original askanim in Brooklyn. First frum NYC council member. We owe him a debt of gratitude for all his shtadlanus. He did it way before it was cool. Helped countless yidden even especially from the bench. A tremendous loss. 

April 19, 2020, 09:55:54 AM
Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread - COVID-19 related
HaShem saw fit to take him.
He takes our best. It's not something humans can comprehend.

April 19, 2020, 10:32:35 AM
Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread - COVID-19 related We just leined yesterday, "בקרובי אקדש". Noach Dear was a legendary Tzadick of a person.
April 19, 2020, 11:14:26 AM
Re: Tehillim for people with corona virus If only I could remember, I'd give you a TR....
April 19, 2020, 09:30:49 PM
Re: The science of COVID-19
They also don't seem to take the social distancing as seriously (based on the number of violations reported in Newark and some news stories about the outreach some are doing to convince them to social distance).

Sorry, I'm calling this out. We can't complain about anti-Semites projecting the actions of individuals on all Jews if we're going to turn around and do it to others. Play by our own rules.

April 21, 2020, 07:42:16 PM
Re: Covid-19 and Shalom Bayis For the very few women here the small/thoughtful things goes both ways.  ;)
April 28, 2020, 11:48:46 AM
Re: $250 off any Ikea order
Honestly I would pay someone to take out all Ikea furniture from my house
As per DDF rules, please post an asking price.

May 13, 2020, 12:10:15 PM
Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
I think this belongs in this thread
Yup, he was definitely whacked.

May 14, 2020, 11:34:03 AM
Re: yeshivas that are open
We get it. You are emotional about the issue/schools/minyanim/covid/rabbis/drs etc . We see it on every chat regarding COVID. No need to profess it constantly.
Please talk like a mentch.

May 19, 2020, 11:33:47 PM
Re: yeshivas that are open
first cousin-mother-sister-to you wow must've for sure been said
We get it. You are emotional about the issue/schools/minyanim/covid/rabbis/drs etc . We see it on every chat regarding COVID. No need to profess it constantly.
The chutzpah was supposed to stop before lag b'omer. Please stop.

May 19, 2020, 11:54:21 PM
Re: Bill DíBlasio Warns "The Jewish Community"
They should grateful they were not teargassed, flash grenades thrown at them or had rubber bullets shot at them.
Actually it was joke referring to a Trump tread.

Your inability to separate *any* discussion from your latest Trump grievance is not only tired, it's obsessive and bordering disturbing.

June 02, 2020, 02:28:58 PM
Re: Heroes Blog Here! This is not specifically COVID related, but @jack6941 is a hero nevertheless IMO.

Is there a discussion anywhere about @jack6941 and his deals? How does he find them, why he has his own thread, who is he... I'm intrigued, and I assume this has been discussed before on DDF.
always wondered how you find these deals.
can you give some tips?
I sell on amazon, most of my day is spent browsing around amazon and all the other market places, between that and some other basic deal sites ( there are loads of such sites, some well known others not as much ), equals the bulk of the deals.
Wow! I was sure you use some sort of website that tracks Amazon prices and alerts you. I'm astounded that you find each deal manually. Kol Ha'kavod! The fact that you spend time finding and posting each one is truly remarkable. I can't count how many of your deals I've taken advantage of. Thank you!!

June 09, 2020, 08:09:13 AM
Re: Dating Stories
I dated my wife 3 months & we thought we knew each other well. We knew nothing until we got married. Your username makes sense
And your username does not make sense ;)

June 14, 2020, 03:08:52 PM
Re: Absent DDFers Polo ;)
June 23, 2020, 09:46:11 AM
Re: How Will You Vote In November? Will point out to frum voters, especially those from states where your votes count, that you must cut through all the garbage. Put aside all negative feeling you have towards( that have been free to you about) trump. And realize us frum yidden are in a fight for our very existence in this country. Nebach we are One Supreme Court justice from having all sorts of deviants applying for jobs in our yeshivas and institutions just to raise a fuss and to get them shut down. Hashem yishmor!!
This is very real and only one example of what we would have to deal with if any left wing gov gets into power.   
I am begging anyone with doubts to please speak to any rabbi of yours with any credence. Please donít be persuaded by the news cycles and certain members here. Even if your planning to not vote,it can very well be the very wrong decision the as It very well can have very negative consequences.

July 12, 2020, 03:14:08 PM
Re: How Will You Vote In November?

HRC was the biggest non-incumbent front-runner for the White House in modern political history, but she lost the election because... you guessed it... from deplorables to the email server to just being pretty unlikable, she was the worst presidential candidate in modern political history. Following eight years of BO, the country could have easily continued on a similar path with HRC, but they chose a TV actor instead -- in real life.

By no means is DJT perfect (a fact pretty much everyone can agree on), but as far as America is concerned (who knew that fact going in), the lesser of two evils was pretty clear in 2016. Proof is in the pudding.

And as for Trump stoking the division, well, I'd argue that's blinding yourself -- deliberately or otherwise -- to the unavoidable truth that it takes two to tango. Trump upset the hoity-toity political establishment and the left has never forgiven him for that, and never will.  They have sowed the seeds of division and disunity for just as long, if not longer, than DJT. It's quite the routine of mental gymnastics to place that all at Trump's feet. Sorry not sorry.

July 13, 2020, 10:21:26 AM
Re: Kennedy Replacement DDF Shortlist
Who does that scumbag pray to, the almighty $?  >:(
thats not a nice thing to say about someone

July 15, 2020, 05:15:02 PM
Re: Stimulus Checks
"If we continue spending money we don't have, we are doomed."

I don't want the new bill to be anywhere near $2 Trillion. In fact, I only want it to be $1,200 for me. Everyone else should realize that our country just doesn't have the money.

July 24, 2020, 11:20:36 AM
Re: Deblasio Shutting 9 ZIP Codes Again
I dont think people will clear out as easy as they did first round. There is a different mood now, especially after what Cuomo did today.

October 06, 2020, 10:07:20 PM
Re: Deblasio Shutting 9 ZIP Codes Again
is it true that they are using the eiruv map?
Well I guess I am safe then, as I dont hold of the eruv.

October 06, 2020, 11:04:38 PM
Re: Deblasio Shutting 9 ZIP Codes Again
No one is talking that way to people who were compliant. The ones who weren't and still insist on bellyaching about anti-Semitism and being singled out deserve to be reminded that they were told this was coming, and now they need to accept the consequences like adults.
the ones screaming anti-semitism while I don't agree with it have made one good point, it might be best to hear them out and not just dismiss them.
When it's a riot and people aren't socially distancing burning buildings (which causes smoke which transports droplets and particles) and looting many have not worn masks and that was ok, but this, we need drastic action!
This point I must say makes it sound like there is an agenda going on.
I don't agree with it but it definitely is a fair point that needs to be addressed.

October 06, 2020, 11:28:43 PM
Re: What is the craziest thing you (accidentally) took past TSA? Tuna sandwich.

Oh wait, they actually confiscated that ::).

Such much safety.

November 17, 2020, 12:50:37 PM
Re: Satmar Wedding 7,000 people during covid
Was it ever about the reckless wedding?

What makes the wedding reckless? Do you realize that the participants have been going on with the maskless lives and crowded events for about 6 months? What makes this wedding reckless for them?

November 26, 2020, 10:17:53 AM
Re: Mi K'Amcha Yisroel The DDMS advertisement for Lakewood Bikur Cholim auction has prompted me to share this recent story, which is one of the incidents behind my comment on that post. I've used Bikur Cholim before for referrals, and I've eaten at the Bikur Cholim pantries at hospitals when my children were born, but the following incident took place just this month.

My DW got a sudden, terrible pain, and after calling a relative of mine who is a Hatzolah volunteer, I decided to go to the emergency room. I showed up at the emergency department of MMCSC/Kimball at midnight, and they told me to wait in the outer waiting room, in what they estimated would be an hour-long line. My DW was in excruciating pain, but being that this was the outer waiting room, there was no possibility of even seeing a doctor to get pain meds. I tried speaking to the front desk, but they told me to sit down and wait my turn patiently. The pain level of my DW prompted my to call by my Hatzolah relative, and he told me he'll call me back in a minute.

One minute later, he called back. "Wait there, and Rabbi Yehuda Kaszirer from Bikur Cholim will be there in two minutes."

Sure enough, two minutes later, at about 12:15 in the morning, the head of Bikur Cholim walked into the hospital waiting room. I appraised him of the urgency of the situation, and he promised to pass along my message to the head doctor in the ER. Minutes later, my DW was allowed in and was able to get pain meds. When the doctor came in, he said that he had a conversation with "Yehuda" about the situation, and he was extra patient and helpful. (Thankfully, it was not a serious medical issue, and she is completely fine now.)

Needless to say, when I saw the DDMS ad, I immediately gave a donation. (Dan, let them know that they are getting their money's worth by advertising here - I did not know about the auction until I saw it on the site.)

December 27, 2020, 06:37:21 PM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa
CMIIW, but I dont believe it was ever hidden that he intended on being "rebbe / ruv" of the community.


Is the real reason behind all this so he has his own" community? Very possible. But that's perfectly fine IMO. A community like this MUST have a nucleus in order to have any chance whatsoever of being successful.

February 07, 2021, 11:07:18 AM
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February 08, 2021, 11:21:32 PM
Re: New Chassidish Community Being Planned in Tampa I don't know if this will be helpful, but I was just in Tampa for the Super Bowl, where I managed to get a free ticket for my wife who's a doctor.

I'm not chassidish and didn't visit the new community, but after having visited many small Jewish communities (think Fargo, Green Bay, Jackson Hole), I found Tampa's Jewish scene to be far more OOT than I expected. There was a daily minyan, but it never started on time as it usually took 15+ minutes until they got a minyan together. The shul is called Young Israel, but it's run by Chabad (as is the rest of the town). People davened inside, outside, in the parking lot, and one local asked me if I'd ever davened "nusach cholent" before. The chinuch options there leave a LOT to be desired.

There was one kosher place (David's) I was told was okay, but it's basically an Israeli guy who lives in one of the Chabad houses downtown and has a kitchen there and makes food to order for pickup/delivery if you give him 1-2 hours advance notice. We tried going to the closest kosher grocery (Jo-El in St. Petersburg), only to find out that they closed on a Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday!) at 1 PM.

Tampa itself was lovely and we had an amazing time (other than the outcome of the game). And being so close to Orlando (<1.5 hours) is a big plus. But from a Jewish perspective, they're really starting from scratch, and unless they succeed in getting a critical mass and their own mosdos, there's virtually nothing else there.

February 17, 2021, 09:57:41 AM
Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread Rush Limbaugh
February 17, 2021, 12:17:04 PM
Re: Buying house w unpermitted improvement. Should we walk? You're a lawyer, so you expect people to pay you for the valuable knowledge and experience you have. 

So it's puzzling that when you seek advice yourself, you avoid paying for the knowledge and experience of a mortgage broker or a real estate lawyer in the location you're moving to, and instead you seek advice from people whose only credential is that they're (probably) frum.

You're the one who'll have to pay for it, and live in it, so you have to decide how much risk and money and effort this house is worth, if you'd want to be responsible for any needed renovation yourself, how much time it will take to find another at the same cost in the same neighborhood (and which might have risks of their own), etc. 

If it were me, I'd hire a real estate lawyer (or a mortgage broker? or a different real estate agent?) to get advice on how these issues are generally handled in your new location  (Is the municipality a stickler for permits?  Are they likely to make you tear it all down?) and how they have written contracts in the past for unpermitted sales (Are the sellers asked to fix things beforehand?  Is the cost of the home just cut significantly?  Do they guarantee that the seller would reimburse you for up to a certain amount?  Does the contractor send the bill to the seller?) 

Another reason to get a third party involved is that they can act as a neutral intermediary. Telling the seller "get this done or we'll walk," may rub them the wrong way, even if they would have otherwise been willing to pay the expenses.   It might be better to have advice from someone with experience in this kind of negotiation.

I understand that you're a hands-on, do-it-yourself kind of guy, but professional advice might be worth the money in the long run.

February 17, 2021, 01:05:10 PM
Re: Chase locked my online account If you try to get it resolved by phone say you donít feel safe coming down to a branch due to COVID. This way you donít need to disclose that youíre outside the country. You can even say youíre in an area that doesnít have Chase branches (white lie), and travel isnít safe.
February 19, 2021, 09:50:22 AM
Re: vs gofundme
For example this one. No such yeshiva exsists. No such address among other discrepancies. This is one of tons of examples.
Tons of these are people using the website as a medium to raise money for a family member making a wedding or the like. They are made to be used by the family members sending links to those they know and nothing more. That does not mean they are a scam or hoax. The only way you can create one is with a proper tax ID etc.

February 23, 2021, 08:34:10 AM
Re: Pregnancy and Covid
I'm asking because I've heard second hand of some women missing periods and some pregnant women having less than stellar reactions. I'm still trying to gather info and figure out how much of that is FUD and bs, and how much is actual issues that weren't caught by studies because of sample sizes or whatnot.
I'm not a doctor but if pregnant women are missing their periods after the vaccine it sounds like everything is fine...

February 24, 2021, 09:32:21 AM
Re: Communications platform that support multiple methods Woof
February 27, 2021, 11:38:58 PM
Re: GV2 by Gevril Marsala watch selling cheap
What made you respond to post from half a decade ago??

The other GV2 deal from today that linked here.

March 02, 2021, 10:46:24 AM
Re: Real Estate investment
This is a long thread so I may have missed it if this was already discussed

Does anyone here have experience investing in a real estate deal for an apartment complex ($15m+, 200+ units), where they offer a preferred return and then an equity split?

What is standard for the preferred return and equity split?

What are some of the things to look at to see if its a good deal?

What are the biggest risks with these types of investments?

I've heard conflicting things on the tax benefits of investing in this type of real estate, are there any?

Any other questions I should be asking?

I work on the "other" side, the syndicator side so I can give you the "inside scoop."

First of all, the rule of thumb in real estate is that there are no rules. Simply because every parcel of real estate is unique. However, there are certain standards in each market and asset class. My experience is from a secondary/tertiary market, Class B- through A.

As far as how much syndicators take, many have become sophisticated over the years and set-up increased percentages based on stronger performance.  On a simple level, I see a lot 7 or 8 percent pref and then a 70/30 split. Additionally look out for fees that are taken, on acquisition and on property management/asset management.

To see if something is a good deal is to evaluate the risk/return ratio and your appetitive for risk. There really is no short-cut here.

Typically these investments are very tax beneficial as even a good property, distributing funds will have a negative profit for tax purposes.

March 02, 2021, 11:17:19 AM
Re: Please help find a niftar's parents Jewish names.
Okay, he's heading to Roosevelt in a bit.

Found them both!


שלום ב"ר אליעזר
Aug 31, 1911 - Aug 14, 1972

רייזל ב"ר שלמה אליהו
Apr 14, 1916 - Feb 7, 2003

March 05, 2021, 02:58:51 PM
Re: Please help find a niftar's parents Jewish names. WOW! WOW! WOW!

Thank you all. Came in just on time. Levaya is in less than an hour...

March 05, 2021, 03:07:28 PM
Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
You had a rc unit? Were you bought out? Trust me , my tenants dont need any tips... they handle it just fine  ;D ;D
I had just moved to NYC for my first job, which was part-time, so I was happy to find a small affordable studio apartment.  The landlord told me it wasn't rent-controlled, but that he's a nice guy, and will keep the rent low as if it were.  I was (obviously) from OOT and clueless.

Long story short, after a while he raised the rent exorbitantly, I discovered it was under a rent abatement, I stopped paying rent, he sent eviction order, I countersued for triple damages on the overpayment he had been charging.  About 5-6 months passed before it went before a judge, who tried to convince me I could stay if I wanted, but at that point I had found a place to move to, so agreed to vacate in one month.  So I wasn't "bought out", but I did get about 5-6 months free rent, which was hugely appreciated at the time. 

March 10, 2021, 03:44:48 PM
Re: Would this change the shidduch picture conversation?
So what about someone who uses other Eiruvin? The BP eiruv is one of the most mehudar Eiruvin in the world. Does he throw people who use the Eiruv in Yerushalayim out the window?  :P

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March 10, 2021, 08:59:09 PM
Re: Guitar for beginners
Buying a new guitar for $50 or less is not going to give you an instrument that will be enjoyable to play. It will likely not stay in tune, and it may have intonation problems, so your chords will sound all wrong, too.

Spending in the $100-150 (or 160) range for a decent new guitar will get you something enjoyable that will also last.

The F335 mentioned above is a worthwhile option.

Another way to go is buying a used guitar, where you can get the same level guitar for under $100.

But new guitar for $50? I beg you not to.

Even for a beginner - it's hard to enjoy an instrument if it's difficult/impossible to play music on it.
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March 11, 2021, 12:17:52 AM
Re: Would this change the shidduch picture conversation?
Is a buchor allowed to carry a picture of a girl to his rebbe (Insert your own fav one) on shabbos in bp w/o a mask... that should cover all

Is he allowed to point out a masked girl to his non-posek (poser?) Rebbe on Shabbos?...

March 11, 2021, 11:13:41 AM
Re: When will a vaccine *really* be available?
The UK approved the Pfizer vaccine before the US did. If anything , Trump bullied the FDA and slowed them down, it's hard to give him credit for speeding something up that was slower than the UK.

It is very possible, but not likely that the process was slowed by Trump's intervention. More likely is that the higher ups acted as a backstop and didn't pass on the pressure to the researchers. Either way, anyone with any knowledge at all of FDA approval can tell you that it being approved later than in Europe is the standard procedure and not indicative of anything. It typically takes much longer. I mentioned this at the time when you were busy dumping on them over it too.

March 12, 2021, 10:53:51 AM