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Re: What Are You Eating?
that's the way to do it....

Anyone here ever had fresh fish
What I mean is Caught yourself cut open and take a piece of Sashimi
Many times.

This one time in Penang Malaysia, I was trying to find something lekovod shabbos but there was absolutely no kosher food to be found. An hour before shabbos, I had given up on the search and am riding my moped on the way back to the guest, I see an old man fishing at the pier. I stop and look into his bucket and sure enough, there's a beautiful parrot fish swimming around in there. Its got the scales & fins so I offer him $1 and he agrees. On my way back to the guesthouse I get lost in thought, trying to figure out what to do now as there's no time to light a fire or kasher a BBQ. Suddenly, I see a mechanic working on a motorcycle at a repair shop. I stop and ask him if I can borrow his blow-torch, he gives me his torch and his mouth dropped when he sees me pull out a brightly colored parrot fish from my bag. I sliced it open, fillet it and grilled it with the torch. Made it back to the guesthouse with plenty of time to spare before zman.

The fish tasted amazing BTW (not the best i've had, but definitely elevated my shabbos)

Has anyone else ever tried Parrot Fish?


February 08, 2017, 04:28:58 PM
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Re: What are chasidim listening to on their phones
Most of the time I see chasidic men, they are listening to something on their phone Is there some type of gossip hotline?
What happens on chassidish phones, stays on chassidish phones.

December 04, 2019, 06:09:48 PM
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Re: What are chasidim listening to on their phones
Interesting that your first thought is a gossip hotline.
They exist. And many do listen to them.

December 05, 2019, 12:31:42 AM
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Re: Spreading Fake News Via Whatsapp and Social Media
Why do people jump all over these things? At least a news agency just wants to break a story, but why do people care? A man is dead! It's terrible. It will change nothing if this guy was shot, or burned, or strangled, or hit by a car. There is no public safety concern. What more do we need to know? Imagine this was your family member c"v, would you want people scrambling for this info. Not to mention, there may be info involved that can be extremely shameful to the deceased or their family that definitely doesn't need to make it's rounds. Wish your condolences, and move on. Let the man rest in peace.

Sorry but we can’t have it both ways. Social media has turned us into something less than human beings. When what I ate in which restaurant and my latest vacation pics with the wife and or kids becomes everyone else’s business( including on DDF), I have taken what used to be a reshus hayachid, my private life, and deliberately turned it into a reshus harabim. And that creates a sense of entitlement- people feel that they have a right to know what is going on in a reshus harabim. We have taken מה טובו אהליך יעקב, the concept of privacy in our homes and lives that Klal Yisrael once excelled in and discarded it for social media, and the secular concept of putting everything out there in the reshus harabim. Well, that’s what people do in a reshus harabim. They rubberneck.

December 24, 2019, 07:38:56 PM
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Re: Spreading Fake News Via Whatsapp and Social Media When I had my accident a few weeks ago, there were so many stories going around whatsapp I couldn't keep track of them.

It was, shall we say, interesting to find out from a fwd that I had gotten arrested for driving with a suspended license.

December 25, 2019, 02:35:17 PM
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Re: Its Open Season on Jews
+1000
I think much of this is caused by the media feeding into this! (I was just at the Auschwitz exhibit on Battery Park and I left shaking as the climate today is so similar to that of Europe in the 1930s! It's terrifying)
My Auschwitz survivor grandmother has been saying for months that we are reliving the 30's in Europe. She says we are blind and stupid not to pay attention to the anti-Semitism.

December 29, 2019, 10:38:29 PM
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Re: Its Open Season on Jews How many Jews can "rational people on Facebook" justify getting shot if 5 Chassidim are dishonest in business?

How many Jews deserve to be hacked by machete if 10 religious Jews scam welfare according to "rational people"?

How many Jewish children can be targeted to be shot dead for every over-zealous Jew trying to buy a house in a rational person's neighborhood?

"If there is a attack, I need any rational person to be able to say this is senseless anti semitism"

To stay or to go? Would you like fries with that? What else do *you* need?

Does an orphaned child need the same, or can his/her standards be a bit lower?

Will the same rational people be ok with me shooting up a country club because a lawyer scammed me?

Can I hack investment fund managers with machetes because of Maddof?

Look, I know you're not justifying it yourself, but what's the difference between that and justifying the justifiers?

Anyone who sees an attack on Jews and says, "it's terrible, but..." is NOT a rational person we need to placate, but a hateful bigot we need to loudly condemn.

If you want to give a musar schmooze, it's Zos Chanukah, there's plenty of inspiration to be found. If you want to find inspiration and a call to action from the tragedies, by all means.

But to stand on the fresh graves of those killed in Jersey City, and atop the blood flowing in Monsey to eck and beck about justifying the murder of Jews because fewer than 100% of the community are absolute paragons of virtue? That sickens me to the core.


December 30, 2019, 10:56:25 AM
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Re: Its Open Season on Jews
Name the last great country where Jews had equal protection under the law (1) without being singled out as such (doesn't count if the law specifically refers to Jews) and (2) not subject to the whim of a single person or a small group of people.

The U.S. is a uniquely free country where the protections are so broad and institutional that it never even had to grapple with the question of the Jews.

I agree that anyone (even a survivor) who compares anything here to anything there has some agenda.
If you know any living Holocaust survivor, I suggest you talk to them. Germany was the most cultured country and Jews held extremely high positions across the board. None of them would have ever imagined this to happen in Germany. A diff country, perhaps. But not in Germany.

December 30, 2019, 01:41:55 PM
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Re: Siyum Hashas Favorite Speech/Inspiration Honoring the young sick child & the gentleman suffering from ALS was very very powerful. May they both have a refuah sheleimah.
January 01, 2020, 10:53:30 PM
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Re: Irans military leader assassinated
Now deblasio’s complaining about it in Twitter
🙄
Good, in case we had any doubt it was the right move we can now be sure.
If he's against it, it must've been the right move.

January 03, 2020, 01:10:58 AM
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Re: Irans military leader assassinated Absolutely fantastic watching the Dem candidates trying to make Trump look bad for taking out a top terror leader. Liberalism is a sincere mental disorder, now on full display.
January 03, 2020, 02:55:49 AM
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Re: Its Open Season on Jews
You forgot the part where we're apparently sending all our earnings to Israel or something.

Well, that would be correct if you have kids in yeshivah/seminary there  :P :'(

January 06, 2020, 10:04:16 AM
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Re: NYS Plastic Bag Ban - Starting 3/1/20 You people forgot that liberal and logic have nothing in common.
February 19, 2020, 01:34:43 AM
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Re: NYS Plastic Bag Ban - Starting 3/1/20 Someone should stand outside these stores and sell plastic bags for a quarter
February 19, 2020, 09:17:14 AM
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Re: NYS Plastic Bag Ban - Starting 3/1/20 Wish I had a photo, but there’s a store in Chicago that literally has plastic bags hanging on a hook right out side in case you “forgot” to bring your own.
February 19, 2020, 09:41:05 PM
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Re: NYS Plastic Bag Ban - Starting 3/1/20 What am I supposed to use for my kid's soiled diapers? Let Cuomo come to my apartment and discard of them himself!
March 01, 2020, 12:00:27 PM
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Re: Weddings in next few weeks These wedding “takanus” should be made more permanent. Save people gazillions of dollars.
March 15, 2020, 10:55:15 PM
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Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
March 16, 2020, 03:18:33 PM
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Re: Corona virus and your shull I think many just see this as some type of gezeira and better to daven and die than to live without shulls

Sadly this is simply not going to hit till it explodes.

And then they will claim to weren't warned

They will claim they didn't see it coming

They will blame the internet, gay parades, link shaitels red lipstick, Pink toe nails...

So sad...

March 18, 2020, 02:20:19 PM
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Re: BORO PARK CORONA UPDATES
Not a good enough reason to potentially kill people who are out for necessities.

It was an explanation, not an excuse

March 18, 2020, 02:54:33 PM
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Re: Weddings in next few weeks
so many small weddings going on and i literally cry by each video.  its less than what they did in the old shtetl.  barely minyan for bentching. and there is nothing we can do about it.  many couples are taking it in stride. but some looked like they were on the verge of crying   :'( :'( :'(
This is worth crying over?! Bh they are getting married! Hopefully everyone will stay healthy. With the zchus of not having blood on their hands, by not perpetuating the spread of the virus, they can go and build a bayis neman.

March 18, 2020, 04:32:43 PM
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Re: Weddings in next few weeks
It would be much harder for them if something ch"v happens to, lets say, a grandparent from them not being careful enough.
While this is true, put yourself into their shoes for a minute. Imagine you are the choson getting married. This is once in a lifetime for you. You dreamt of this day from the day you were born. Wouldnt you be disappointed? I applaud each and every one of such chasunos as it is absolutely the right thing to do in such a time. But I cannot imagine how tough it is for them.

March 18, 2020, 06:28:00 PM
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Re: Weddings in next few weeks
so many small weddings going on and i literally cry by each video.  its less than what they did in the old shtetl.  barely minyan for bentching. and there is nothing we can do about it.  many couples are taking it in stride. but some looked like they were on the verge of crying   :'( :'( :'(

Hopefully this can teach us that we dont need to spend tens of thousands of dollars for one nights party,

March 19, 2020, 07:08:04 AM
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/03/19/coronavirus-italy-now-has-more-covid-19-deaths-than-china/2873835001/

How can this possibly be true? How do we know that a million Chinese didn't die from this?

March 19, 2020, 04:23:24 PM
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Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
March 20, 2020, 01:14:19 PM
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Re: Everyday day things that you now say "Wow glad I have that".
how do you with it on shabbos?
I have a goy waive his hand over it.  :)

March 22, 2020, 10:13:19 AM
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Re: What are you looking to buy once this is all over? A lamb - for korban Pesach.
March 23, 2020, 07:29:16 PM
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
As stated multiple times. Nobody, nobody knew whats coming.
That's nonsense. Most of DDF did.

March 24, 2020, 04:55:59 PM
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Re: BORO PARK CORONA UPDATES
The numbers for NYC are jumping
Very sad
New numbers
Same amount of cases as before, just more tests done.

March 24, 2020, 08:48:19 PM
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
Thanks China.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-spain-says-rapid-tests-sent-from-china-missing-cases-2020-3
Now we know why China stopped having positive cases.

March 26, 2020, 02:28:23 PM
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Re: Corona virus and your shull Rav Mechel Zilber Shlit”a from yerushalayim said that if someone who has the virus leaves his house he’s a ROTZEACH BMEIZID!!!
March 30, 2020, 12:23:33 AM
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Re: מי כעמך ישראל - Post your stories here The Bnei Akiva in Israel have a project where each kid gets an older person to call (75+) each day to see how they are doing. They are also asked to speak to the person about life stories and to write it down. After this is all over they will be putting a book out with all the stories. I think this is amazing!
March 30, 2020, 01:42:33 AM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread Boy aged 4: "Dad, I've decided to get married."
Dad: "Wonderful! Do you have a girl in mind?"
Boy: "Yes...grandma! She said she loves me, I love her, too...and she's the best cook and storyteller in the whole world!!!"
Dad: "That's nice, but we have a small problem there..."
Boy: "What problem?"
Dad: " She happens to be my mother. How can you marry my mother??"
Boy : Why not?! You married mine!!!"

March 30, 2020, 12:48:37 PM
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Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
March 30, 2020, 03:00:03 PM
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread - COVID-19 related
My shver was niftar motzei Shabbas in NYC. He was ‘lucky’ enough to get a Tahara but we had to bury him al tanai in a temporary grave so we can move him to Israel at a later date. Only option to get to Israel was via a private jet but body could not be escorted by anyone due to the quarantine laws.

I have to say this has been one of the most gut wrenching, heart breaking experiences of my life and watch someone who was a true yoreh shamyim to have had a levya with a few people in the rain at the grave site. Not being able to say Kaddish for him, not have a shiva and give proper respect to him has been truly unbearable.

This is not to mention he was isolated in an icu unit for two weeks by himself on a ventilator and died by himself with his children not being able to goodbye.

I am not someone who would typically share this info but people need to know what we are dealing with here. The pain is too much.

Sorry for your loss. Aveilus is extremely hard. Things like this are just salt in the wounds. May you find nechamos at this difficult time, and may hashem give you the opportunity to give your shver the burial he wanted after this is over.

March 30, 2020, 04:40:21 PM
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Re: מי כעמך ישראל - Post your stories here Toys 4 U opening the store for the yesomim so they can choose toys.
March 30, 2020, 05:55:18 PM
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
When all you hear from someone is continuous criticism of rabbonim and of people davening with a minyan when they should not be one starts to wonder if there is an underlying disdain for these people and not just being so concerned about his fellow jews. Do we have a cat or a housewife here?

Also what I wrote that you quoted has nothing to do with agendas It has entirely to do with what people perceive is going on.

As was mentioned, in meah sheaarim they see this a clash with the Medina

Yerushalayim had many plauges over time as @hvaces42  very well stated, just read legends of Jerusalem or many other such books.

in some circumstances we are actually criticizing people who know better but refuses to listen

In other cases people just simply are not seeing the whole picture this has nothing to do with them It's just the circumstances.. just as the fire burns in them, the fire burns in me

I see the directive by hashem "v'chaim bahem" you need to be alive to do the mitzvahs

It's a mitzvas asei mi'deoraisai to do all one can to stay alive (see rambam regarding one who can save his life but instead insists on dying Al Kiddush hashem)

So that people miss minyan for 6 months and are then zoche to 60 more years of minyan.

Does that make me so terrible?

And to go to minyan, get sick and not be able to eat matza, where's the logic in that?!! It's hepech kol hatorah!

I keep getting criticized by people who claim I feel I'm smarter than rabbanim

Are you smarter than God? The Torah says "vehigadata levincha" How are you going to tell your children the story of yetzias mitzraim while in ICU..

March 31, 2020, 01:12:14 AM
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Re: Maimonidies
I don't know about you, but if I don't have to be exposed I don't want too. It's part of my job and I happily do it.
I've been stuck in my basement apartment for the past 2 weeks, but if I had a close relative in the hospital I would go there to be with them / advocate for them in a heartbeat.

March 31, 2020, 03:32:18 PM
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Re: Maimonidies
and risk getting exposed and then exposing others?
Absolutely. I wouldn't hesitate for a second.

March 31, 2020, 03:36:31 PM
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Re: Maimonidies
So why is this thread entitled Maimonides, and peddling hearsay about them giving substandard care to jews?

It should be Hospitals - Overwhelmed by Force majeure. Stay the F Home.
If you heard the Voicenote that went around from Hatzolah you will understand what went wrong at Maimonides and what they had to do to get it fixed. They also pretty much agreed to be the last man standing in regards to heroic measures. Committed to every patient getting a vent, regardless of age. Not disconnecting after 'X' days. checking on patients every hour. Relaxed PPE. They were closing doors to rooms and not checking on patients period!!! The Voicenote is from a reliable person with firsthand info for those who will challenge that.
And it was substandard care for all...especially its majority Jewish population.

March 31, 2020, 10:45:12 PM
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Re: Maimonidies
And how do you think their attitude is affected by what they saw (see?) on the streets of BP with Manhattan shut down and 13th Ave full, minyanim continuing etc? Is that going to get them to want to work with you or not?
13th ave is pretty much deserted. It’s basically grocery shopping. I went down 18th ave past the jewish part, streets were full of Italians & Chinese.

April 01, 2020, 12:21:22 AM
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Re: Maimonidies
::)
In my opinion, this is a great idea, but with one minor alteration. The masses should come to the hospital with huge appreciation posters instead, thanking the medical staff for their hard work. Yes, it may be blatant falsehood. But it might actually accomplish something.

Like if you agree.
(Yes, I'm unabashedly asking for likes. I gotta feed my wife and kids somehow and desperate times call for desperate measures.)

April 01, 2020, 09:55:50 AM
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Re: Weddings in next few weeks
This is not what you should be crying about. And tbh there’s nothing sad about it. The wedding industry has been one of the things holding people back from financial independence for a long time and I sincerely hope people take a lesson from this that it DOESN’T MATTER
The lack of empathy in this post....

Yeah, it's worth crying over not having your parents or grandparents by your wedding.

My grandmothers are missing their granddaughter's wedding next week. They've been praying and dreaming about being at her wedding for more than a decade. It's absolutely the correct decision. Doesn't make it any less heart breaking.

The wedding was beautiful in its simplicity. It was still breathtakingly sad at the same time.

April 01, 2020, 10:31:54 AM
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread - COVID-19 related Every one  of the tens of thousands of individuals in Lakewood who found a shoulder to cry on, advice for legal trouble, help for parnassa issues- both with eitzos and with money, solutions to countless Halacha and practical issues that affected the Tzibur, and on and on, should be crying now with the petira of Rav Zeev Rothchild Zecher Tzaddik Livracha. So much of Lakewood stood on his shoulders. There was so much that wasn’t even known. There is no one who can replace him. A book can be written about his incredible works. Yehi Zichro Boruch.
April 01, 2020, 11:18:32 AM
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Re: Jokes Master Thread Try it seriously dont cheat its amazing
ALL MUST TRY!!!!!!! ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST

(I love this part..
It's absolutely amazing!)

Count every " F " in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...
(SEE BELOW)


HOW MANY ?

3....4....






WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke.
READ IT AGAIN !
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down.


The reasoning behind is further down.





The brain cannot process "OF".

Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!

Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius.

Three is normal, four is quite rare.

Send this to your friends.
It will drive them crazy!!:
Good isn't it.. 👍

April 01, 2020, 11:36:24 AM
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread - COVID-19 related
Every one  of the tens of thousands of individuals in Lakewood who found a shoulder to cry on, advice for legal trouble, help for parnassa issues- both with eitzos and with money, solutions to countless Halacha and practical issues that affected the Tzibur, and on and on, should be crying now with the petira of Rav Zeev Rothchild Zecher Tzaddik Livracha. So much of Lakewood stood on his shoulders. There was so much that wasn’t even known. There is no one who can replace him. A book can be written about his incredible works. Yehi Zichro Boruch.
People have no idea how much he helped so many in this field. Most of it is personal and cannot be elaborated on, but he stepped up when others threw in the towel.

April 01, 2020, 12:01:51 PM
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Re: מי כעמך ישראל - Post your stories here KIDDUSH HASHEM: Medtronic, the world’s largest manufacturer of medical equipment, is currently receiving large amounts of attention for its ventilator. This week, the CEO of the company's Israel division, Yaron Yitzhari, made the decision to release all of Medtronic’s patents for the production of ventilators, in order to enable any company wishing to manufacture them to use Medtronic’s blueprints, for free. Wasn’t he concerned about the potential loss of profit for his company, almost certain to run to the millions of dollars? “In the present situation, I’m proud to work at Medtronic,” he replies. “Our goal is to prolong lives – to save lives, in fact. This is what’s needed right now, in the emergency situation we’re in, and this consideration comes before everything else. These are unusual times, and they demand of us to act in unusual ways. So, when it comes to calculating the financial impact, it has negligible weight, because the main thing is saving lives, and that’s what our company knows how to do.”

Via: A7

April 01, 2020, 12:12:12 PM
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Re: Weddings in next few weeks
The chosson and kallah can't be expected to understand that
i would say as one myself that a good amount of us are looking at the situation with the perspective is that whats the most important thing getting married or doing it in a nice hall with all your family and friends and while it may be hard we are happy to make the best of the situation we are put in and not let all the (close) secondary priorities get in the way of the biggest day in our lives

April 01, 2020, 02:45:30 PM
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Re: COVID-19 consequenses to China Massive sanctions and tariffs by every country on earth. China's power comes from their exports. Hit em where it hurts. Make them as relevant as the Philippines.
April 02, 2020, 10:42:18 AM
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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
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