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Re: Business and First Class Products Master Thread
Ye after not sleeping the whole night and getting on a 6am flight, I think I'm gonna do most of my sleeping on that flight. Thanks for your help
Yea, you're most likely to conk out on the first flight and have a hard time sleeping on the second flight anyway. BA new suite should be the most comfortable bed out of all of them.

November 07, 2019, 02:13:40 PM
Re: Couples Stuck in USA - Rent on Israeli Apartments
There's a huge attitute problem amongst the young couples in Israel.

Most them are young kids, freshly married spoiled brats from well to do homes.

Israel to them is a "Camp". They sign $2,000-$3,000 leases while having 0 income (daddy pays).

They don't understand what a utility bill is, they can't wrap their immature heads around the concepts of Vaad Baayit or Arnona.

They treat it like a game. Which landlord can they screw next. I started vetting more and more but noticed that even the uber-rich don't care.

To them it's not an apartment, it's a honeymoon suite. Well if I can play games with Hotels I'm entitles to same here too, no?

There is a yid whose name is well know in the world, a level wealth on the richlist, probably the wealthiest chareidi family on earth (not American. Way wealthier than Scheiner Rechnitz etc).

His grandkids take apartments in Jerusalem by flashing the brand name. Tachlis, the rents do not get paid and you can't talk to any Dayan because no-one can go against these guys.

I think this might belong in the wedding thread, but sending off kids to Israel needs to way regulated past Corona.

/end rant

I'd love to respond to each of your ridiculous posts, but the time and patience is simply not there.
Your generalizations are very off. Here's another few widely accepted generalizations with significantly more truth to try on for size. 1)There isn't one single honest apt broker in this country. 2)Apt managers/brokers are greedy rats with the single goal of fleeching whatever they can from the "wealthy campers daddies" 3)There isn't one single honest apt broker in this country.

And the reason why you go through these hardships should be blindingly obvious to you. The only ones that pay your obscene prices are those are "honeymooners" because they are the only ones that can afford your artificially inflated rent. Don't try saying you can't get contracts signed, you can't take them to BD, they can't figure out bills, you can't get headchecks..... You knowingly and willingly overlook this issues and risks because Uncle Benjamin is all you can see when you're in this business. The vast majority of every other community in Jerusalem manage just fine. All of a sudden when your toupee hits the fan, you're the victim? Run an honest business and you wouldn't be as bitter.
The crowd you refer to is most certainly a miniscule portion of the Americans living in Israel, come out of your shell and look out of your bubble. Just remember a a moldy apple will keep on attracting worms. So to a moldy apple the world is full of creepy crawlies.

Now that we have this subtle rebuttal out of the way, I see no reason why they wouldn't have to pay rent. I was told the names of a couple Rabbanim who said people didn't have to pay, but when contacting said Rabbanim I was told otherwise. And as much as I'm aware any Chosen Mishpat BD that was asked so far in Jerusalem said they likely have to pay.

Do I have to write "/end rant"? Because I'm most certainly not done.

April 23, 2020, 06:09:39 AM
Re: Couples Stuck in USA - Rent on Israeli Apartments
These things are discussed in advance my dear. Broker informs both sides of their obligations in advance and usually gets a signature. What's wrong about that?

I happen to rarely use brokers, I just advertise and lease directly.
Even if it's discussed in advance. I don't care how rarely it happens it's still illegal.
חוק השכירות והשאילה, תשל"א-1971 25ט (ב) 3

April 23, 2020, 09:19:17 AM
Re: Couples Stuck in USA - Rent on Israeli Apartments
Well my lawyer says otherwise.
You or your lawyer are lying straight through your teeth. (Can also be both, that's not rules out)

April 23, 2020, 02:09:53 PM
Re: Interesting Articles... C/p
New York to observant Jews: Drop Dead and pay Taxes. By Yosef Chaim Brooks

The observant Jewish community is no longer welcome in New York. Our way of life is being trampled on, our needs are dismissed with ease, our vote is irrelevant and cannot change a thing.

We are being mocked, humiliated, and relegated to third-class status with shockingly cocky dismissiveness by politicians who are often invited to our Synagogues and claim to be sworn friends of the Jewish people.

I'm only 40, born, and bred in Brooklyn and I can still remember feeling like New York is for all practical purposes a Jewish city. Our community makes up a substantial portion of the city's population. We are politically connected, with friends in high places who can get whatever is needed "done".

We run so much of New York's economy, and make up an important part of its tax base. We believe we have the respect and consideration of city and State government since they understand and appreciate our contribution to New York.

That's what most of us thought.

Then came Corona and everything we believed to be true about New York, turned out to be false.

We learned that not only do we not have a special status in New York but inf fact we don't even have equal status to other residents. As a matter of fact, we have no status, unless you consider taxation without representation a status. 

You see in the name of public health New York officials told us that:
Our Synagogues must be completely shuttered until the time that the "Public Health Experts" decide they can reopen, which could be at any time or at no time. This was strictly enforced by NYPD who were very scrupulous at kicking people out of Synagogues if GOD forbid they found one in operation.

We may not pay final respect to our beloved parents and grandparents who passed away. We were forced to hold no funerals at all or funerals with a handful of people. If you dared try to hold a funeral even if it was outside, even with the most extreme social distancing you had police cars follow you around until you dispersed.

We were told we cannot visit our parents or grandparents in the hospital leaving many of them to die at the hands of careless or overwhelmed nursing staff.

We were told our small and medium-sized businesses needed to remain shuttered until the time that the "Public Health Experts" decide they can reopen, which could be at any time or at no time; While big box stores were allowed to remain open. If any of us dared roll up the gate of their store more than a few inches they were handed a fine to the tune of thousands of dollars to make up for all the lost revenue the city has endured due to lack of parking tickets.

We sat through all of this quietly. In our hearts, we knew it was wrong, at least some of it. We knew it was a gross overreaction. We knew these draconian limitations on life were extended well beyond what was necessary but we also understood that our city and state are run by progressive democrats and that comes with a price so we sucked it up and remained quiet.

But then came the George Floyd protests.

All of a sudden, Public Health was out the window. Social Distancing, nonexistent. Only small crowds under ten people, non-applicable.   

To add insult to injury the very same Public Health Officials who made up all those rules and city and state officials who made sure they strictly enforced, had an overnight change of heart and seemingly change of science facts and data.

What was unacceptable for the Jews ie communal prayer and funerals as a start, was perfectly fine and encouraged for George Floyd protests. One NYC Public health official even went as far as saying that should there be an increase in Covid infections after the protests it can only be blamed on racism and not on the lack of social distancing exhibited by protestors. I must have missed it when the same official said that should there be a COVID outbreak as a result of large crowds at a Hasidic funeral it can only be blamed on antisemitism, oh you mean he didn't say that?

You see when it came to the Jews the Mayor had harsh words: "My message to the Jewish community and all communities ( I wonder who he meant by "all communities" because we never saw any enforcement of this kind against any of the other ALL communities, but I digress) is this simple, the time for warnings has passed". Ooh what a tough guy this mayor is, against Hassidic Jews at a funeral, I must have just missed it when he stated the time for warnings has passed to the looters.

Then just to twist the dagger a little more, we all saw the images of nurses all dressed up in PPE's walking out of a Manhattan hospital entrance to clap for the protestors and support them. You remember those sweet nurses that were featured in ads telling us to stay home so that they may stay alive? You remember those sweet nurses that told us we can't sit at the hospital bedside of our parents because of the public health risk? (only to later learn that untold numbers of our greatest generation were literally left for dead under the care of the sweet nurses of New York, but I digress again). Anyhow THOSE nurses were now cheering the largest middle finger ever given to public health guidelines while dressed in full gear.

When an Orthodox journalist confronted the Mayor on his hypocrisy and double standard when examining his treatment of the Jewish community, its sensibilities and needs, vs the Goerge Floyd protestors, the son of a bitch didn't even flinch. He went on a rant explaining to the reporter that 400 years of slavery simply overrule any and all other considerations, Science, Public Health, facts, data, be damned. But if those damn Jews put a minyan together all hell will break loose.

As a side note last week, long after the George Floyd protests were upon us, those rebellious Jews in Williamsburg had more than ten children at once at a public playground. They forgot their George Floyd protest signs at home so guess what happened, I won't keep you in suspense yep NYPD cleared them out.

As looters were looting and destroying store after store in New York City with no one there to stop them, we remembered why there were no cops available for that. They were too busy handing out fines to store owners in Brooklyn who were guilty of the crime of trying to conduct business to feed their families and serve their customers after being denied that right for over three months.

Then came the latest decree from Emperor Cuomo, Thou shalt not have any sleep-away camps this year. Why not? because I said so.
George Floyd protests? Sorry, the answer is no.

So now after three and a half miserable months, our kid's summer plans for the next two months get trashed yet again.

So how does it feel to be a proud New Yorker today?

This city and state are the heart of Jewish life in America right?

Let's pause and think for a moment.

What exactly do we get out of living here?

We have to fund our own Ambulances and first responders because city ambulances arrive long after the pronunciation of death.   

We have to fund our own community security organizations because NYPD is simply not enough to keep our communities safe.

We have to self-fund all of our schools because religious Jews have no right to expect that their children's education is paid for like any other resident in the city. 

Oh I forgot there is one thing we do get and I would be remiss if I didn't mention it. We get an extra Garbage pickup in our neighborhoods on Erev Pesach-don't say no one is thinking of us! Come on, that's got to be worth a few billion dollars in taxes no?

This city is a dump. They call it the big apple, the city that never sleeps. It should be renamed the big pothole or the city of rats.

Why do we still live here? we shouldn't.

Here's a crazy idea, We've all heard the word defund thrown around lately which got me thinking.

I was thinking defund NY has a good ring to it.

Let's pack ourselves and our businesses up and Jexit NY to any place in America where entrepreneurs are appreciated and religious freedom is celebrated.

I don't know maybe some exotic place like Florida or Texas. Let's domicile our businesses and residences in those states and bring all our tax revenues along.

Even if we won't receive any appreciation or notice at least we won't be trampled on as we currently are in the big rotten apple. But just one favor to ask before we do that let's all register our kids to public school for next year. Let's see how New York figures out where to educate 100 thousand children overnight.

I'm feeling a slogan that goes something like "no schooling no peace" as we get on jet blue to FLL or MCO, thoughts?

June 15, 2020, 10:38:03 AM