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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: DAF: The Donors Fund vs The OJC Fund
« on: March 22, 2021, 10:44:06 AM »
Im hearing that he Donors Fund will soon be no minimums and will not cost the client any fees. (The charity will pay like any processing fees for credit)
Honestly, I prefer footing the bill and let the meshulach get the entire amount. TDF has that option now, not sure if it is going away.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: My next app-o-rama...
« on: March 19, 2021, 11:56:03 AM »
cross-posting
I would like to apply for a few cards. have not applied for a card in years. What should I go for? is there a better thread to post this in, I seem to remember there is but I can't find it now.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: 2/3/4BM Master Thread
« on: March 19, 2021, 11:54:39 AM »
I would like to apply for a few cards. have not applied for a card in years. What should I go for? is there a better thread to post this in, I seem to remember there is but I can't find it now.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Buy/Sell New/Used Cell Phone Master Thread
« on: December 16, 2020, 12:57:25 PM »
(probably for the same reason
Care to share?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kosher Around The World Topics?
« on: December 15, 2020, 06:28:56 PM »
Seems like it is OU or nothing there
There was recently a warning on kikar that most hotels there are not trained in keeping kosher. Not too good.

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Tech Talk / REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:19:53 PM »
I was hoping the walmart braded one would work with T-Mobile, no luck.(Invalid sim).
   And the Tracfone one did not work for Verizon service with a Verizon sim.

 There must be one of these places that can unlock it for you still haven't found one yet.
The Walmart one works on T-Mobile network but locked to Tracfone.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 26, 2020, 09:59:28 PM »
-1 The blanket bans pesach time played an oversized role in getting us where we are now. When it is truly a choice between full lockdown and hefkerus it is not a shock that people view it that way.
Well said

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:39:01 PM »
And how's that working out for them?
You misunderstood what I wrote. In the past there have been occurrences where they only closed the older grades, as the science they have has shown that the younger grades do not transmit as much.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:12:26 PM »
And both types of minyanim are conveniently called COVID minyanim.
Both should rebrand, COVID+ and COVID-free. Better yet would be just to keep the COVID-free minyanim and ban COVID+.
No reason to ban them should definitely be clearly defined.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:04:03 PM »
Hearing about quite a few people *with* COVID who are attending the COVID *restricted* minyanim (many without masks; after all, they’re outdoors). Absolutely nuts.
Hope the State intervenes sooner rather than later.
Seems like people are confused. It is imperative for the organizers to explain whom the minyan is catered to. Both types of minyanim exist.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:02:35 PM »
This has been debunked There is no way you have enough data to assume that.
A. The cdc has stated that people who are asymptomatic “it is rare for them to transmit the virus”. Children have a higher rate of being asymptomatic.
B. In Israel they actually treat children up to fifth grade more leniently than above. Schools have been closed only above fifth grade.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: August 10, 2020, 06:20:40 PM »
See Wiki?
Yes, I will elaborate a tad.
I will start with hotel.
I see that the Cuyahoga falls Sheraton is "highly regarded" but it does seem to be a bit of a drive from the heights (depending on our itinerary that may be an issue). Is there anything else with suites for a family?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: August 10, 2020, 06:08:35 PM »
Thinking of making a pit stop in Cleveland tomorrow (and next day?). I have 60K SPG and 2 free nights. What would be best place to stay (with 5 kids). Also, any kid friendly not $$$$$ activity recommended in the area?

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 31, 2020, 02:17:18 PM »
Amazing!
Note pick up in Lakewood
Cool though never heard of that Hechsher before (not OU :D )

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 31, 2020, 02:16:29 PM »
ALOR but IIRC my rav said yes. He also said that R Shlomo Zalman said that a bechor can join a siyum (with a minyan) over the phone.
Not sure where you got the minyan part, but regardless it is definitely better to make your own Siyum (veven according to RSZ).

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 31, 2020, 02:13:05 PM »
From the Star-K website:
https://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/seasonal/357/the-busiest-day-of-the-year-the-laws-of-erev-pesach/
Indeed some treat gebrokt as Chometz mamash but I don't I don't burn gebrokts on Pesach nor do I kasher my pots after making knaidlach on the last day. I go thtis Psak from a Rav.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:09:31 AM »
mishna berura addresses this unless you mean cleaning on leil יד?
Nope. See below. Also, I heard that when he did Bedika he would ask his family if this drawer was cleaned, if the answer was yes then he would move on to the next drawer and ask and so on.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 29, 2020, 01:55:33 AM »
Any recommendations for a good haggada for preparing for kids seder?
What ages?

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 29, 2020, 01:53:52 AM »
do you have the source? The mechaber clearly writes that you have to be bodek , even if you have already cleaned. תלג:יא
שלמי מועד page שיא I will rephrase what I said, it seems like he is assuming/asserting that the cleaning is also including a bedika that the person makes sure that there is no Chametz there.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« on: March 29, 2020, 01:49:53 AM »
Three things:
1-The kitchen takes longer than you think. Leave yourself plenty of time to kasher and cover AFTER the cleaning is all done.
2-Preparing for the seder also takes time.
3-Don't forget that everyone needs to eat on Erev Pesach. Some ideas: vegetable soup, potato knishes, fried hamburgers and yapchik.

For the record, you are allowed to eat kneidlach on erev pesach! and believe it or not, they are not Chametz! Although whose of us who are makpid on gebrokts (myself included) would need a pot to cook it in.

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