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Interesting frum families- rare but possible

June 25, 2006

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The half submerged roasted garlic cloves are floating in a small cup of olive oil, situated in the direct gulf stream of the fan blowing sweet waft of garlic straight to my readily accepting nostrils. The table is set rather messy with a pile of plastic cutlery, paper plates, and the ever present garlic clove […]

Anti-Capitalists: Blech

June 25, 2006

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I guess one could make an arguement for walmart as being good for offering cheap stuff and giving people jobs, but there's always another side.  There's a lot going on behind the scenes.  A lot of their products and many products sold in the U.S. are made in factories that exploit people and the environment.  They make […]

Is a sandwich just a sandwich

June 25, 2006

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Some say a sandwich is just a sandwich. A simple plebian food made in a minimum of time, a minimum of effort, and a minimum of creativity. Defined by Webster as two slices of bread with meat, jelly, cheese, or some other filling between them, one could hardly wish for a more prosaic food. So […]

Ranting about Frumster

June 25, 2006

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It used to be that online dating was taboo for frummies every where, until our good friend Frumster came along- offering a convenient place for frummies everywhere though mostly in Brooklyn and Monsey, to describe themselves how they wanted to be seen and not have to deal with nosy prying shadchunim. To the dismay of […]

Strip malls: offering choice to the subarbanized consumer

June 25, 2006

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It does not even appear to be night as I veer off the trench freeway and thrust my car onto a serious of ramps that ultimately lead to a street called (enter your own) boulevard. I can see all the signs bursting forth with light illuminating the jet black sky and creating an alien like […]

Kiddush: a short essay

June 25, 2006

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Kiddush: You sit patiently for 3 hours, bored most of time, concentrating some of the time and the rest of time trying to check out the women’s section. Even when you could see the women it still does not suffice. You need FOOD, that warm brown inviting food that you know awaits you at the […]

Woodburne, fond memories of hicthhiking chasidim and frummy off the derech types

June 25, 2006

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I am grinding up a steady hill under a canopy of recently sun shower soaked trees. I shift into 4th to give my car some oomph, on the next downhill I come quickly on a blue minivan clumsily trying to maneuver his behemoth of a car down without killing all its occupants. I can see […]