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A COLlive fan photographed a poster hung in a Judaica store in Flatbush with a unique offer to insure the Esrog's Pitom. More

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BEST. FORUM. EVER.
September 22, 2010 1:48 am

I have never laughed so hard in my LIFE! Wow – so many gullible yiden out there…

#17 responds to 18 and 19
September 21, 2010 1:14 am

Boy did you miss the point!!!! I really don’t think that it makes sense to spend $450 on an esrog. And then to “insure” it by buying a second one for insurance adds insult to absurdity. Do you really think that G’vir #12 should take out an insurance policy to protect his investment and/or buy a second overpriced esrog????? I think that #16 had a great idea. We all need to have a little more bitochen instead of spending more and more money for nonessentials (I mean the extra esrog, not even the $5. for the insurance). Let’s not go… Read more »

to number 12
September 20, 2010 10:58 pm

watch he movie ushpizin it should help you

Jack
September 20, 2010 5:14 pm

To #12. Baloney story.

yiddishekop...
September 20, 2010 4:56 pm

omg thats so jewish!!!

to #19
September 20, 2010 7:22 am

miami beach bum? what does that mean?

miami beach bum
September 19, 2010 11:40 pm

I wonder if that same mashpia would tell you not to have auto insurance and give that money to tzedaka too. Sometimes you have to use your own common sense just a little.

Re #17
September 19, 2010 10:47 pm

Your mashpia is clearly an idiot and hopefully you learned this with only the cost of your stitches. What if you got into a huge accident and had 200k of medical costs? What if you got diagnosed with Cancer? Not buying insurance is taking risks with OTHER people’s money b/c who is going to bail you out when something happens? This is the same as families with kids where the father has no life insurance. They are selfishly gambling at the community’s expense. Grow up, be responsible and get insured!

Re # 16
September 19, 2010 9:28 pm

Many years ago, when I questioned my mashpia if I really needed to take out health insurance (I was an idealistic single 20 something), since everything was in Hashem’s rishus, he told me that I should give the money to tzedaka. I donated some equipment that was slightly less than the insurance policy and ended up paying almost exactly the difference for stitches……

Take out an insurance plan with Hashem
September 19, 2010 8:37 pm

Dear # 12,
Buy the esrog of your choice and give the extra $450. to tzedaka. If you believe that everything is in Hashem’s “hands,”
then let that be your insurance instead of spending the money on another extremely overpriced (I realize that this is my own opinion) esrog.

Bella
September 19, 2010 7:27 pm

Bet a lot of people went for it!

To #12
September 19, 2010 7:25 pm

You sound like you made up that story. But just in case you are telling the truth, when you buy your 2 fancy esrogim, bear in mind that there are some families that nebach can’t afford to buy food for Yom Tov, maybe you should consider giving that money toward those families.

to 73648
September 19, 2010 7:25 pm

THAT IS VERY SMART I WILL ALSO BUY 2 ESROGIM THIS YEAR CEPT MINE COST 3 DOLLORS AND 34 CENTS SO INSURANCE WILL ACTUALLY COST MORE THEN MY ESROG BUT IF YOU WANT TO BUY ME A 450 ONE YOU ARE MORE THEN WELCOME MY NUMBER S 718-973-3276 BTW IM ALSO AVAIBLE FOR SHIDUCHIM

73648
September 19, 2010 7:03 pm

last year i bought an esrog for abt 450 it was a very nice looking one and since i spent so much money i decided to buy insurance for five $ never did i imagine that i would have to use it just i though that for 450 i might want some insurance well on the first day of succos i was walking down kingston with my gorgeous esrog and and i triped over the garbage bags outside kultov and my beautiful gorgeous esrog for 450 fell on to the ground and the pitom fell off while i was crying… Read more »

everything that is a mitzvah
September 19, 2010 6:57 pm

– someone finds a way to make money off…

in bais binyomin?
September 19, 2010 6:57 pm
berel
September 19, 2010 6:24 pm

This is old stuff. They’ve had it already for 3 years.

judaica store?
September 19, 2010 6:15 pm

judaica store that sells soda?

so cute :)
September 19, 2010 6:10 pm

lol

smart!
September 19, 2010 5:30 pm

thats brilliant!

Replacement Esrog
September 19, 2010 5:28 pm

Will the esrog they give you to replace the possul one be as mehudar as the one you had before? The last year I was a bochur, I still had money, and I bought a very expensive esrog ($80, which was a fortune for an esrog back in the 1960’s). The 1st day yomtov I went mivtzoim with it, and an elderly lady made the brochos, then proceeded to bite off the pitom. R. Dovid Raskin (zol zein gezunt) gave me a replacement esrog. Needless to say, it was nothing like the esrog I bought. :<(

lol wat ppl do for money these days nebach a gut yom tov
September 19, 2010 5:26 pm
insurance
September 19, 2010 5:13 pm

if my $300 esrog becomes posul do I get another of the same value?

A 5 $ Esrog perhaps.
September 19, 2010 5:05 pm
any deductable?
September 19, 2010 4:35 pm

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