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« Reply #11960 on: April 06, 2022, 06:58:34 PM »
Probably in my 70s or 80s. Maybe a prominent lawyer or judge, who wrote thousands of legal briefs. I may even have been a judge on that very case.

It's hard to remember details from a previous gilgul.

Do you recall using the term stewardess in a previous gilgul?
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« Reply #11961 on: April 06, 2022, 10:40:42 PM »
Lawyers and judges aren't generally well-liked.
Hence my need to make a tikun on that...

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« Reply #11962 on: April 07, 2022, 01:27:51 AM »
Indeed, that was the term used back then, but I believe many DDFers might not be that familiar with it, or it might come across as odd given today's PC terms used. How old was @YitzyS in 1973?
In many yiddish speaking circles you still hear today only stewardess and not flight attendant.

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« Reply #11963 on: April 07, 2022, 07:32:10 AM »
In many yiddish speaking circles you still hear today only stewardess and not flight attendant.

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« Reply #11964 on: April 13, 2022, 12:21:47 PM »
Deserves it's own thread IMHO:

www.mishpacha.com/why-is-this-okay

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« Reply #11965 on: April 13, 2022, 01:23:47 PM »

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« Reply #11966 on: April 21, 2022, 01:26:06 AM »
This memory was triggered by a certain something I did today (#IYKYK).

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Chaim and Billy both lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just blocks away from each other, in worlds that almost never collided. Chaim was a Hasidic Jew—he'd never heard pop music or watched MTV. Billy Campion, known as the rocker Vic Thrill, was the star of an underground band. Billy put Chaim, who took on the name Curly Oxide, into the band, and in just one year, he leapt from the 19th century into the 21st. David Segal, rock critic for the Washington Post, reports.
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/268/my-experimental-phase/act-one-7
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/268/transcript

An absolutely fascinating listen; well worth the time IMO. (I can't imagine how this story would've been told had Netflix been around in those days - 2004.)

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« Reply #11970 on: April 29, 2022, 10:42:45 AM »
https://m.maariv.co.il/amp/journalists/opinions/Article-914439

Also in English: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-705369

I was in Chisinau, Moldova prior - working in the hotels with the refugees -- and 80% of them who went on aliyah are not halachically Jewish, but they are qualified under the law of return.

I helped a ger tzedek, who escaped from Ukraine, the kehilla he belonged to in Kyiv, they all were approved to make aliyah, and fly - but the ger tzedek was not approved, and they didn't let him fly even as a tourist.

With the start of the war, Israel cancelled the visa on arrival for Ukrainian citizens, but Russian citizens can still fly to Israel.

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« Reply #11971 on: April 29, 2022, 01:32:57 PM »
Fox News: British Virgin Islands premier arrested by DEA in Miami on drug smuggling charges.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/british-virgin-islands-premier-arrested-by-dea-in-miami-on-drug-smuggling-charges?cmpid%3Dprn_newsstand
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« Reply #11976 on: May 02, 2022, 11:09:08 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-02/vanguard-investors-were-hit-by-huge-surprise-tax-bills-now-they-re-suing
I know someone who's a plaintiff in this.

The ironic part is that since Vanguard's investors are also their shareholders, if the plaintiffs are still Vanguard investors (likely) then they'll be footing the legal bill on both sides (and any penalties) ;)

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« Reply #11977 on: May 02, 2022, 11:31:39 AM »
I know someone who's a plaintiff in this.

The ironic part is that since Vanguard's investors are also their shareholders, if the plaintiffs are still Vanguard investors (likely) then they'll be footing the legal bill on both sides (and any penalties) ;)

Except that if Vanguard needs to pay, that bill gets spread between a much larger pool of shareholders (think the institutional holders, and those in tax advantaged plans, for which none of this mattered).
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« Reply #11978 on: May 05, 2022, 09:23:45 PM »
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« Reply #11979 on: May 07, 2022, 10:29:29 PM »