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General Discussion / kashering liver
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:47:42 AM »
Anyone with practical experience of kashering liver by broiling in an oven? Does it splatter or just drips? I am planning to put grates above a disposable pan.

I don't want to treif up the oven in the process. In case you are wondering DW is not happy with the planned events.

General Discussion / Crock-Pots
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:00:47 PM »
Our old crockpot has sadly departed to the happy hunting grounds.

Any recommendation for a replacement? One that doesn't overheat, is not a fire hazard and does not leach lead or other metals to the food.

Deals/Deal Requests / kova hats
« on: September 02, 2018, 01:36:46 PM »
is kova hats in Boro Park a good place for non-pricey but decent yeshiva hats for a teen?

General Discussion / Shnat Shehiya
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:35:14 PM »
Can you get a Shnat Shehiya a 2nd time? If someone wants to go back to E"Y for Shana Beit how can it be done without losing his Ben Mehager status?

General Discussion / Machon Yerushalayim Shulchan Aruch
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:49:44 PM »
Anyone knows if the Machon Yerushalayim Shulchan Aruch is available somewhere in pdf? Alas, I was not able to find it.
Access to Bar Ilan would help, but it's too expensive.

General Discussion / kosher yoghurt/kefir starter
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:43:08 PM »
Anyone know a good place to get kosher yogurt and kefir starter?

Just Shmooze / smiras einayim
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:27:53 PM »

I hope he doesn't fall

On The Road / cancelling SPG Cash & Points reservation
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:39:51 PM »
I could find a thread for this. If I cancel an SPG Cash & Points reservation, do I get back the Cash & Points I paid or all points like IHG?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Chinese Visa
« on: June 15, 2017, 03:12:51 PM »
Anyone with dual citizenship managed to use their non-US passport for Chinese Visa when applying in the US?
It would be a saving of $100. They ask for proof of legal status in the US, which in my case is my US passport. Catch 22

General Discussion / yeshiva/sem dorm supplies
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:46:32 PM »
I am surprised there is no thread for this - maybe you still have bambinos
but bambini grow up and off they go

Kid going to Israel. What's the best/cheapest way to get supplies for the dorm?
/pillows, blanket, comforter, linen set, sleeping bag, towels/
I understand that the best and the cheapest may be contradictory but the companies that deliver this stuff directly to the yeshiva seem to be overpriced.

saw some online discussion recommending Max Stock at 72 Jaffa Road

or you youngsters in the Holy Land how did you get your dorm/school supplies?

many thanks

Goods For Sale/Trade / golf rounds for sale
« on: May 04, 2017, 06:31:23 AM »
1 round of golf for sale: $35
or $90 for 3 rounds

General Discussion / some yeshiva bocher locked up at Moscow airport
« on: March 24, 2017, 09:03:48 AM »
Heard that some yeshiva bocher flying from Israel to NY through Moscow is locked up at SVO. Poor kid took a bullet as a souvenir from EY.

General Discussion / Ting wireless service
« on: February 01, 2017, 11:49:52 AM »
I am surprised that I don't see any comments on Ting wireless. If you have multiples phones in a family or business that you want to pool together it can save you tons of money.

Instead of paying a flat rate for "unlimited" everything, you pay only for what you use -- a great option for folks who may consume a lot of one thing but very little of another.

Ting charges $6 per device on your account, with no limits. Then everyone pools their voice, text, data activity into that same bucket system. You can check with their usage calculator if and how much you would save:

You can bring your own devices or buy it from them. I brought my own unlocked phones over from my previous carrier. GSM and CDMA phones are both supported.
They use the T-Mobile network for GSM devices and Sprint for CDMA. If those networks have poor coverage in your area than forget about it. I never had a a problem with GSM.

Since Dan has no referral link AFAIK kindly use mine:

/I've been using them for 20 months now/

General Discussion / Yeshiva Gedolah tuition in Israel
« on: December 27, 2016, 12:29:39 PM »
What is the tuition in a Yeshiva Gedolah (post-high school/mesifta) in Israel?
other costs?
I am interested in the Hebrew speaking ones, not the ones geared toward hutznikim. It seems to be hard to find information about them online.
Any leads?

Up In The Air / Norwegian JFK-Stockholm $263.50 RT
« on: December 15, 2016, 03:31:19 PM »
Don't freeze your behind in NYC, do it in Stockholm !!

Norwegian JFK-Stockholm $263.50 RT

New York-John F Kennedy - Stockholm-Arlanda
Monday 16. Jan 2017 10:30 PM
Terminal: 1
Flight DY7006 - LowFare
1 Adult   $135.90

Stockholm-Arlanda - New York-John F Kennedy
Monday 30. Jan 2017 5:55 PM
Terminal: 5
Flight DY7005 - LowFare
1 Adult   $127.60

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