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Does anyone know what it is like to do Aliya for a person over 60? I am considering moving and would like my family to come with me, but obviously they (my parents) need to work to support themselves.

Does anyone know what are the real options for a person over 60 doing Alliya?


I am abroad and most sites, like Target, WalMart etc. will only sell if you are physically in the US (I could use a VPN, but they are pretty good at detecting that too).
I can pay back in any way. CC, Paypal, etc.

He asked how much I would want to be paid, that implies on top of the cost of the card.

Thank you, unfortunately I understood that you were asking $10 for buying a $10 gf (and making the difference when buying at sites like GiftCard Nanny, etc)


Sounds good, do you think you would be able to do it within 4 hours of my request (on normal hours obviously)?

  If your paying some extra $$ im sure people will buy for you its a good way to MS  you should write how much your paying

Lets flip it, how much would you charge for buying a $10 Google Play GC on and send me the code?

joking or serious?

What I meant was that I did not know there were Buying Groups in DD's

Thanks! haven't heard of "buying groups" before your post! Thanks!

Mostly for the Google Play Store and iTunes, but maybe for other companies as well. The giftcards have to be egift cards (meaning I just need the code) and the orders are going to be on-demand for low denomination gc $10- $100

Does anyone offer this type of product?
Thank you so much!

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Turkey Master Thread
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:25:32 AM »
Planning a trip to Turkey for May, anyone knows if everything is still "friendly, safe, well priced with lots to see and do." as stated in the October 2018 post below?


a quick TR for my short trip to Turkey:

The Lira has lost a lot of value against the dollar so everything was quite well priced.
The shoulder season is the time to go because the weather is pleasant and the lines for the tourist sites are not overwhelming. Summer is supposedly crazy crowded and very hot and winter is quite cold..  There were an incredible number of tourists anyway mainly from China. Not many Americans or Brits it seems. The Turks seem to really like Americans and dont seem to be big fans of the Arabs. There have been quite a number of terrorist attacks inside Turkey.  I felt very safe though.  People are friendly and helpful especially when they find out you're an American.

As has been stated before Turkish Air is a great way to fly. got my evisa online beforehand. I also organised my transport from IST to my hotel beforehand.  I stayed in a hotel near the Ashkenazi and Neve Shalom shuls and the Galata Tower. It is easy walking distance to Taksim square as well a just across the bridge to the old town area. 

There are a few ways to eat in Turkey. I got my food catered by a company with a hecsher under the turkish rabbinate which my hotel warmed up. The other option is to get the food catered by La Casa who also do the meals for Turkish airlines under the chabad rabbi. There is also grocery store with meat and cheese etc. which I didnt visit.  There are also two restaurants.  One is only open for lunch however. 

In istanbul I hired private guides for my tours. I did all the traditional things - blue mosque, hagia sophia, topkapi palace and grand bazaar etc  All in close proximity so no need for a car.  Leather and textiles are very good. Did not buy a carpet.   

I also hired a private guide and driver for a jewish tour. I sent my passport information beforehand.  Went to four different neighborhoods. There are jews in 3 of them. The Sisli area where the Bet Israel shul is is where the majority of the jews live. It also is where the restaurant is that is open for lunch is. Security is very tight. Bomb doors, 24 hour police presence etc.  Shabbat was uneventful. Went to two of the shuls. Went to a Hammam(turkish bath) which is experience not to be missed.  Walked on Istiklal street which is likely one the busiest pedestrian streets in the world with millions of people per day.

Then flew to Copadacia. Around a hour flight from IST.  Stayed in one of the many cave hotels in Goreme. Did a balloon flight which besides the fairy chimneys, caves etc is the thing to do. 

All in all. turkey is friendly, safe, well priced with lots to see and do.

Tech Talk / Re: Website Hosting
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:47:26 PM »
Upload a file to the same directory you are uploading the ".well-known" folder and try to access it. You shouldn't be able.

You don't have any search function in you cPanel FTP? What is the full path to where you are uploading (you can change sensitive info, I just want to know what is before and after

Tech Talk / Re: Website Hosting
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:36:30 PM »
Is it possible that you have 2 different ".well-known" folders? try changing the name for whatever and trying to access it again with the browser. If it works then there is a ".well-known" folder in another directory and that is the one you should edit.

If it fails, then it would be really strange that you don't see the same folders inside the browser and the cPanel.

Tech Talk / Re: Website Hosting
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:29:42 PM »
And when you check what's inside the well-known folder in the cPanel you do see the files or you see the pki-validation folder?

Tech Talk / Re: Website Hosting
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:13:53 PM »
Are you sure you have to use the "." Before the name? Have you tried without it?

What happens when you go to the folder on the browser? Are you able to see the files you uploaded?

Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:53:51 AM »

I know this family personally. They are the last people I would ever expect to have body odor. They are very normal people. (Yes, SHOCKING, Detroit has normal people!)

I was too hoping to read something more to this story, but even American Airlines is confirming the story

A statement from American Airlines officials to the Free Press stated, "The Adler family were asked to deplane last night after several passengers, along with our crew members, complained about their body odor. The family were provided hotel accommodations and meals, and rebooked on a flight to Detroit today."

This is sad

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