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Disabling & Enabling F9

BLUMA’S LAPTOP FIX

So we got this brand-new laptop as a gift, its a quality piece, has great specs and we use it a lot since we got it (as a gift) earlier this year. But some of you were … Read the rest

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The Disintegration of the Seed

The usual focus of Tu Bishvat (the Jewish New Year for Trees) is on messages of growth, fruits, branches & roots. But there’s some beautiful Chassidus about the disintegration of the seed within the earth to enable (exponential) growth. It’s … Read the rest

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Warm Up Your Car

Even if not planning on going out, be sure to warm up your car in this freezing weather.

Aside for a practical cold winter weather tip (especially for those of us with older cars) it’s also a message about keeping … Read the rest

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Good Day!

“It’s a Good Day for a Good Day.”

Here are three thoughts that came to mind when we saw this big bold “double good” message on this Hampton Inn van.

  1. 1) Talmud Taanit says “Meritorious Days are arranged for auspicious
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Please Pull Your Pants Up Before Entering

The Baal Shem Tov taught that everything we hear or see (in our world around us) can & should be (derived) a lesson in our divine service. So what to make of the prominent bold lettering on this shop door … Read the rest

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Music – Despite…

It so happens in on the day we happened to see two beautiful music videos, one was an hour long the other was a couple of seconds long, one from a few states away and the other from across the … Read the rest

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The Rush to Get Out of the Forest While Still Light….

This Thanksgiving afternoon (probably too late in the afternoon as you’ll soon see) I took the three youngest out for a walk/hike in a nature preserve not too far away, the Schiffendecker Farm Preserve off Bender Lane in Glenmont/Delmar, between … Read the rest

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Listen to the Soundtrack

In years before Disney, and certainly before Pixar and Dreamworks, cartoons were primarily a children’s affair. It is much more recent that adults began to tune in as well, and enjoy animation almost to the same degree that children do. … Read the rest

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Rebbe’s Vayeitzei-Vayishlach Letter

In 1979, the Rebbe wrote a letter addressed to those participating in the 5 Year Celebration of Chabad in the Capital District which Mendel’s parents founded in 1974. Though addressed to the community, Mendel’s father Rabbi Israel Rubin felt this … Read the rest

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