Daily Archives: November 11, 2009

Check this out!!

The holidays are coming up, and even though we do not believe in buying a lot of gifts for the kids and step kids, we still want to get them all something nice. Between me and the KoD we have five sons and two daughters. Even if you impose a limit on spending per kid, it adds up. Add in the recession that has hit everyone, you need a fairy godmother to help you out. Let Charlie Shrem be your fairy godmother.

I recently came across Charlie’s website, www.dailycheckout.com, that has the most awesome deals. They only put up one deal per day on their website, and have a countdown clock showing you how much time you have left to buy the item. They have stuff ranging from designer sunglasses to Movado watches (they were selling them for $260 when they retail for $900!!), shower radios to Bluetooth headsets at ridiculously low prices. Something for everyone. I did some research into them because many of their deals seemed too good to be true. I am happy to report that this is not stuff that fell off the back of a truck. It is all 100% legit. They buy in bulk through many world-wide distributors and therefore are able to offer you their merchandise at a price that makes sense to your wallet. You can click here and find the deals that have ended, just to give you an idea of the merchandise that passes through the site.

What I love about their site, and which is another reason why I go back there every day, is that Charlie – one of the cousins who runs the business – puts up a video demonstrating the daily deal. For instance, today the deal is Kenneth Cole Sunglasses (for $19.99!!), so he is modeling them in the video. His videos are always so entertaining and the accompanying music always cracks me up. Charlie always shows you what you are going to get in the package. Sorry girls, but Charlie doesn’t accompany the deliveries!!

Seriously, folks, this site is awesome. If you just monitor the site for a week, you can find holiday gifts for so many people on your list and do it for a fraction of the cost, and at the same time you can support a couple of hard working young Jewish businessmen.

(Disclaimer: I have not been paid to advertise this website, I am just sharing it with you because it really can help you out).

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fayaMy buddy @MarkSoFla emailed me this link yesterday, knowing how interested I am in everything to do with mikvah. It is a clip of a Lubavitch woman explaining on the Tyra Banks show the importance of family purity, mikvah, and how we ascertain the right time to go.

This link appears to be going viral. I have since received it from a number of sources, and seen people put it up on their facebook.

While I think she did a great job with her explanation, I am wondering if the Tyra Banks show was an appropriate venue for explaining this mitzvah that goes so much deeper than you can explain in a short sound bite.

If you notice, here on my blog, there are some things I do not delve into the details about. Most of what she talked about is so private and personal, and for one not schooled in these matters, well, they could perhaps jump to conclusions about various aspects of the practice of the mitzvah. The last thing I want is some random person asking me about internal checks.

Now, I understand Chabad has a way of presenting mitzvoth to the world in a way that makes them accessible to all. Judaism is welcoming, we are not hiding anything that we do…But I think this was going too far.

What do you think?

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