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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1080 on: April 20, 2016, 10:50:02 AM »
I think most Americans (at least from teenage years and on) know about 4/20 less so in the frum circles. I've never heard a good explanation as to why today...
School used to end at 4:20 PM

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1081 on: April 20, 2016, 10:52:11 AM »
School used to end at 4:20 PM
That would be the only answer I have ever heard but I don't love it...

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1083 on: April 20, 2016, 12:05:45 PM »
anyone who filed a ny tax return:how long did it take you to get the refund or till it showed u were approved?
filed about 2 weeks ago but its still showing that its processing is it normal to take so long?

you don't need to cross post. you question was answered in the other thread

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1084 on: April 20, 2016, 02:47:40 PM »
what does this mean?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1085 on: April 22, 2016, 08:00:55 AM »
My son asked me this morning: why do we make a Siyum for the fast today, but not for any of the other minor fast days? We both rationalize that it probably has something to do with the need to be "on your game" today, and preparation of Pesach, but wondering if there might be some other explanation? Or, maybe people actually do make a Siyum so that they need not fast for that minor fast days.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1086 on: April 22, 2016, 08:35:02 AM »
My son asked me this morning: why do we make a Siyum for the fast today, but not for any of the other minor fast days? We both rationalize that it probably has something to do with the need to be "on your game" today, and preparation of Pesach, but wondering if there might be some other explanation? Or, maybe people actually do make a Siyum so that they need not fast for that minor fast days.
What's a minor fast day?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1087 on: April 22, 2016, 08:42:32 AM »
What's a minor fast day?
17Tammuz, 10 Tevet, Taanit Esther, Fast of Gedalia are all minor fast days.
The "major" ones are YK and 9Av.

The answer to my original question seems, in part, to be addressed in the final paragraph of this article: http://www.chaburas.org/siyum.html.  Seems that fast of bchorim is a different kind of fast, not one of affliction or denial but one of remembrance. 

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1088 on: April 24, 2016, 06:05:33 AM »
Who is Milton Kishona?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1089 on: April 25, 2016, 02:44:32 AM »
My son asked me this morning: why do we make a Siyum for the fast today, but not for any of the other minor fast days? We both rationalize that it probably has something to do with the need to be "on your game" today, and preparation of Pesach, but wondering if there might be some other explanation? Or, maybe people actually do make a Siyum so that they need not fast for that minor fast days.
the fast on erev pesach has the status of a minhag not a Halacha as opposed to the other fast days

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1090 on: April 25, 2016, 10:37:03 AM »
the fast on erev pesach has the status of a minhag not a Halacha as opposed to the other fast days
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1091 on: April 25, 2016, 02:03:56 PM »
Why are librarians allowed to talk so loud in the library?  >:(

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1092 on: April 28, 2016, 12:01:04 AM »
I've won $299. Credit by jet blue but could only use it from jfk to either lax, sfo, lgb or las which one is the cheapest route?  And which timing of the year is the cheapest time?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1093 on: April 28, 2016, 03:50:11 PM »
There is a gas station in my neighborhood (Marathon?) that is significantly cheaper than the regulars (Mobile, Shell etc). Is there any reason not to buy there?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1094 on: April 30, 2016, 10:04:07 PM »
How come DoC hasn't had a post in a week?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1095 on: April 30, 2016, 10:08:56 PM »
How come DoC hasn't had a post in a week?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1096 on: May 01, 2016, 02:42:35 AM »
There is a gas station in my neighborhood (Marathon?) that is significantly cheaper than the regulars (Mobile, Shell etc). Is there any reason not to buy there?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1097 on: May 01, 2016, 03:04:08 AM »
Bump
There is a suspicion that water etc. Is added to the gas. Practical implication would be that we would run out of gas quicker

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1098 on: May 01, 2016, 01:49:49 PM »
Practical implication would be that we would run out of gas quicker
I thought I heard once that it's bad for the car.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #1099 on: May 01, 2016, 02:12:57 PM »
How come DoC hasn't had a post in a week?
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