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Re: The School Crisis
My husband and I both work. We consider ourselves chassidish but we're not affiliated with any particular sect. We speak English and Yiddish in our home. We don't have movies or a TV, we both have smartphones + wifi. We're pretty middle class.

I'm not sure what typical means nowadays. I don't buy into the whole double life many MANY people have today where they are chassidish on the outside and barely shomer Shabbos on the inside. With my husband and I- what you see is what you get.

BYBP expected my 4 yr old to be able to write her own name, draw shapes, identify all aleph bet and alphabet.
Gan Yisroel said no uncle Moishy/yeshivah boys choir/smartphones w/o filter
Bais Yaakov of B said no chalav stam (not that it matters. They didn't want us anyway. We don't fit their type)
Munkatch had no reason with their rejection
Satmar said no radio (yes. Apparently were in the 50's)
Both bobavs said no space
Sora schner, Bais shufra Miriam, BYA, prospect park, yeshiva of B, yeshiva of FB, and a few others never responded to my application despite many calls
BY d'rav Meir called us for an interview but I heard from a few people that they (like vien) are way too posh and would never take us. So we didn't even bother running after them
BY18 has a 3 year waiting list and only accepts siblings

Need I go on?
Sorry for speaking bluntly but either wise up & play the game like everyone else  does or move out of BP

September 20, 2016, 02:59:24 AM
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Re: Israel's good friend Obama...
What is a "settlement"?
1 brick, wood, grain, and sheep.

December 27, 2016, 09:44:41 AM
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Re: Taharas Hamishpacha Article Discussion For The Married Folk...
Btw can anyone explain the logic in not being able to hand over a baby to the wife when she's a niddah
Question. Does halacha = logical?

January 08, 2017, 08:53:18 PM
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Re: Taharas Hamishpacha Article Discussion For The Married Folk...
If you can drive 3 hours to pick up a stack of red cards,  you can drive an hour and a half to a mikvah

January 09, 2017, 07:32:51 PM
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Re: Clearblue Plus Pregnancy Test, 3 Pregnancy Tests $4.74 (Amazon)
Serious question. We have 4 kids and AFIAK DW has never used one of these. Why are they used so often by some?
They weren't as accurate in the 19th century so...

February 14, 2017, 02:33:13 PM
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Re: FBI Raids Orthodox Homes and Businesses in Monsey and KJ
DH's statement - besides being a moronic thing to publicize - is pure BS.  Were these families living with 6 children per bedroom sleeping on mattresses on the floor?  Were they sharing a box of pasta for dinner every night?  No, they weren't.  They wanted their cake and to eat it too.  Pure greed and/or entitlement.
I can guarantee every one of these families started taking programs when they were 100% eligible. Once you're hooked to this free money faucet, it's very difficult to stop. Almost like substance addiction, people who were recently poor have a hard time parting with their survival mindset. If we can assign some medical diagnosis to this, maybe the feds would respect their rights. If a man can feel like a girl, a prince can feel like a pauper. 🌈

June 28, 2017, 11:14:28 AM
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Re: Messianism among Lubavitch
What do you think would have happened if a fringe group in Ponovez started proclaiming the R' Shach was moshiach?

What do you think would happen if they had a civil war in the yeshiva?

July 25, 2017, 10:45:45 AM
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Re: Switzerland Master Thread
The U.S. is better run in every way, including the use of measuring units that are suited to everyday life instead of suited to science labs.

Fahrenheit is based on the temperatures relevant in everyday life. Temperatures outside range typically from about 0 to 100.   The units are small enough that there is no meaningful difference in half-units, but not so small that they don't convey a meaningful difference.

Compare to Celsius where outside temperatures range from like negative 10 to 40, and the units are so large that a difference of 5 units is the difference between needing a jacket or being too hot.

I been to over 50 countries -- traveled extensively due to work assignments all over the world. You got to be joking: "The U.S. is better run in every way" -- It's not!

Just look at the public transportation system lags behind many Western Countries.  Switzerland has magnificent public transportation that everybody uses, even the very wealthy. I just heard that New York finally has mobile phone coverage in the underground subway, while third world cities like Cairo have mobile coverage in their underground since 2002.  Look at the incarnation rate per capita in the US for 2013, 693 per 100,000, in Switzerland, it was 84. in Switzerland, the health care system is better, see: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2011/04/29/why-switzerland-has-the-worlds-best-health-care-system/ 

Tuition fees for top universities in Switzerland are about $600 per semester. In Switzerland, one can get around by foot or bicycle, in the US, in most places being without a car, is like being in prison, and people waste hours each day sitting in traffic.  In Switzerland, you have a better chance of your kids growing up without having to visit a rehab clinic or undertake some form of psychological care, you don't see homeless people, Swiss employers offer 4-7 weeks vacation each year, Swiss drivers license do not expire, Work to live mentality, not the other way around in the US. US tax code is 74,608 pages/ 4 million words.  Switzerland has very low low-income taxes (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Switzerland)

And Fahrenheit the units are so small, that it's not always relevant. The weather in the US is reported the low 70s or the high 60s. Can you differentiate how it feels when it's between 64 degrees and 67 degrees?

Celsius has two numbers that are easy to remember (0,100) tied directly to things we can observe. Having a decimal scale of exactly 100, makes it easier to figure out the difference between 0 and 10 (1 tenth closer to boiling), or -5 and 0 (freezing cold to freezing point), while the Fahrenheit scale uses two arbitrary numbers (32 and 212), making it much harder to figure out how much colder than freezing is it, or even the halfway point between freezing and boiling. Plus, Celsius has the advantage of universal usage, pretty much every place on earth other than the US uses Celsius. Reporting temperature in Fahrenheit is just confusing as hell and makes absolutely no sense to the 7.2 billion people out of 7.5 billion out there.

August 12, 2017, 04:22:20 PM
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Re: Why don't heimish guys drive for uber? Why don't heimisher guys sell bottled water at traffic lights?
October 25, 2017, 11:16:57 PM
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Re: Prison
  Too Briskish for me. Come again ?
Yingele, this thread is for big boys, go back and play with your magformers and you can come again.

December 03, 2017, 07:09:57 PM
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