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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: September 12, 2020, 09:50:06 PM »
Obviously the situation is highly fluid and can get better or worse over the next few weeks. But as of now, is Simchas Torah in CLE cancelled this year? Asking for the Beachwood/UH area

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As the new school year begins, it's common knowledge that future is extremely unpredictable. Nobody can tell you if schools and playgroups will still be open in a month. Does the halacha change now that both parties know a shutdown is a possibility?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: August 25, 2020, 08:09:14 PM »
what exactly have you won?
Increased standard of living
No more cheap houses
I donít live there but Iím sure the locals can add to the list

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: August 23, 2020, 11:30:29 AM »
They better have online ordering with quick pickup lines, especially motzai shabbos.
You can get 4 oil changes in Lkwd quicker than you can pick up a pie of pizza in CLE :)

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Just Shmooze / Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« on: August 10, 2020, 01:36:00 PM »
For the most part, I don't believe people are claiming the charges were not authorized. He often did swipe peoples cards for unauthorized amounts at unauthorized times. But the point of the letter is that he was not authorized to swipe the card to use it to pay someone else's swiped card and cycle the funds to pay other peoples cards off. He made a promise to use it for legitimate business spend and a promise to repay. Both of which he failed to do.
BH I had no involvement in any of these cases. But if legal means fail to produce any sort of payment plan, I'm surprised everyone seems content to let him live out his life peacefully.

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Just Shmooze / Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« on: August 09, 2020, 02:30:14 PM »
letter put out by a rav today!
A random Rav from California.
I highly doubt any Rav in Lkwd/Jackson/TR would publicly say anything about him.

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Seems to have the fifth part spelled out in the last paragraph, to the extent that it could be spelled out.
I feel like this is another example of "those less careful" having an advantage over those "more frum".

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Rather?
Is that a psak?
He was nervous for her safety.
Definitely not a psak.

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You planned an awesome trip to MLE and 11 days before the trip comes rebbetzin flo.
You can't change the dates or get all the awards lined up again.

Do you cancel the trip or ask your LOR about using the ocean on night 1?
On the topic of the ocean, a Rav once told me he'd rather have a woman go during day 8 than going to a dark ocean at night.

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DDFers donít take buses so we have another impediment to Aliyah :)

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They used to always let me and a couple fam members go over CL by about 50% (up till 75k on a 50k CL) in the last week or so theyíve only let about 20% over

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« on: May 19, 2020, 09:48:15 PM »

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« on: May 19, 2020, 08:01:37 PM »
selling @175

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I'm not asking this to be insensitive, but merely to have a better understanding. There are quite a few members on this thread who seem to have a clear or implicit bias toward this matter. Some are biased because they themselves or a family member runs or works for a school. Some were simply (B"H) unaffected by Covid, and have no problem making judgements on "yenems cheshbon". Yet others consider themselves to be righteous and saintly, and demand that we all give everything up.

Almost every industry outside of essentials (and even some essential industries) have had to make compromises, layoffs and paycuts.

Hundreds of millions of restaurant owners, salons, repair shops, dealerships and more have had to close their doors and suspend operations. Doctors are being forced to see less patients, and lawyers are having to postpone cases. There is no doubt that tens of thousands, if not millions of school parents are among these people.

Schools are CLOSED. They are compromising by providing online classes which I am very grateful for. Nontheless, the classes are still not what a physical class would be, not nearly as many hours as physical class would be, and require the parents to be involved every day with tech support.

I reject the notion that the parents, many of whom have lost their jobs or have been forced to take pay cuts, are responsible to continue paying into the school the same amount so that they can keep its' doors open AFTER Covid. As I see it, if parents have to take pay cuts, so do the teachers. I don't understand why schools feel completely immune to dealing with the consequences of Covid, when almost everyone else has to deal with it.

The stories about how parents would sell the shirts off their backs to pay a melamed were for the melamed to learn with the boys a certain number of hours in person. If the melamed in those stories would cut his hours, the parents would cut their pay accordingly.

Contrary to how this comes across, I don't have any beef with my childrens' schools or their teachers. (well, I do with some teachers, but that's a different discussion). I am not asking schools to forgo tuition. I am asking them to be proactively upfront with the parents. Some have done this. Most have not. I don't appreciate them taking for granted that they may continue charging my credit card as if all is normal.
FYI I have no school age kids.

I agree with most of your points.
This is mainly about communication and transparency, and by and large it seems the mosdos have failed in that regard.

Re Pay cuts- teachers can barely make it on a regular day, thereís really no room for them to take pay cuts.
Now the Deans, administrators, principals-while they have been working much harder now due to Covid, they have higher (undisclosed) salaries, maybe itís time for some transparency there.

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