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Yisrael Chai

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Work in finance for a large global financial firm. I hold securities and insurance licenses since it is required for my line of business. I also have my hand in real estate. At twenty six I have enough dating experience to be able to dish but for some reason when I think for myself I make the wrong choices, go figure. I work in New York and can tell you the best spots in the city to hit. I have no problem being contacted directly so ask away!

  • When you double a baking recipe with yeast, do you double the yeast?

    I am making jelly donuts and need to double the recipe. The original recipe calls for 2 tbsp of yeast, should I add 4 tbsp of yeast?

    3 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • How many sprigs of fresh thyme are in a bunch?

    I am roasting a chicken and it called for a bunch.

    5 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • I wanted to give a Rabbi a gift, a photo of his family framed, do Orthodox familes have framed photos?

    Is it ok to give him a picture in a frame? A professional photographer took a very nice pic of him with his family at the closing ceremony for a class he taught and I thought framing it and giving it to him as a gift would be nice. The only problem is I once visited the home of an Orthodox Rabbi(his wife was teaching a class) and they had no photos. I am not Orthodox but the Rabbi I am buying the gift for is. I don't know if photos in the home is acceptable. I wanted to buy it today and give it to him at a Chanukah party.

    5 AnswersHanukkah1 decade ago
  • Why is my fiance always so mean and rude?

    He doesn't know how to talk to me anymore. We always had good communication and now he is just mean. He yells at me for the stupidest things. When he gets angry he throws things. I love him but the way he treats me sometimes really hurts. I tell him I will not take the way he talks to me but that just gets him even more mean. I don't understand what I could have done to deserve this. Even this afternoon, I took a bottle of soda from the cabinet to put in the refridgerator, he starts screaming at me telling me I am blind and stupid because I didn not see a bottle already there. He got nasty again when I finished vacuming a room, I moved the vacuum to the next room and he screamed when it was in his way. Are these reasons to treat someone so bad? We live together and it is making me very depressed. Is there a way to work it out?

    25 AnswersSingles & Dating1 decade ago
  • What is your favorite cocktail?

    Or do you prefer beer, wine, or something else?

    16 AnswersBeer, Wine & Spirits1 decade ago
  • What are your favorite hors d'oeuvres and party snacks?

    Either as extravagant as fois gras with truffe or as simple as chips and dip, what do you like to eat at a party?

    12 AnswersEntertaining1 decade ago
  • At an engagement party, who toasts who?

    Our family lives overseas and we have mostly friends in the US plus a few scattered cousins. We are having our engagement party in a few weeks and are going through the planning. Is someone supposed to toast us or do my fiance and I say something? Also, as a bonus, we wouldn't mind if anyone throws in some party ideas for an engagement party at our apartment with about twenty to twenty five people.

    3 AnswersWeddings1 decade ago
  • I got engaged yesterday and my diamond is really small, almost invisible, how do I tell him I can't accept it?

    I am not usually a spoiled brat although I probably sound like one right now. He can afford a nice ring for sure. The ring is supposed to represent our future, it is 1/10 of a karat. This ring is so small it is embaressing, it is a "chip", a spare cut diamond you use for accents. We have been together for so long I thought he would put more care into making this decision. Is this how our life will be together? Taking the cheap way out for everything? On top of that he didn't really ask me, we were on a rollercoaster and he said look what I have for you.

    61 AnswersWeddings1 decade ago
  • Which store is more expensive, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods?

    I have to buy some speciaty items they both carry but I don't want to spend so much money.

    2 AnswersOther - US Local Businesses1 decade ago
  • I am downloading more songs to my ipod for the gym, what are the best songs for working out?

    I run for an hour and I need to have great music to get me through it.

    4 AnswersMusic & Music Players1 decade ago
  • I am going to Amy Winehouse at Electric Factory, what should I wear?

    I don't know Philly very well. In New York it is all about Marc Jacobs and skinny jeans(at least in the hipster world). What do I wear?

    2 AnswersPhiladelphia1 decade ago
  • What should I do in NY today that includes walking, music, drinks?

    The weather looks so nice while I sit at work. I am looking for a fun way to spend my day. There will be two of us, I am twenty seven and the other is thirty one. We will be in Manhattan and are open to anything below 59th st and Brooklyn. Looking for walking, a gallery or museum, dinner, and party(without having to go home and change).

    4 AnswersNew York City1 decade ago
  • How do you know when someone places a court ordered levy against you?

    I worked in finance for seven years and have seen levies. They have been placed by courts pending credit card payments, law suits, divorce proceeding, and debts. Do people know this will happen? Are they warned they will be levied? Every time I have seen this the customer is very suprised it has happened.

    3 AnswersCredit1 decade ago
  • Do you agree with Affirmative Action in the workplace?

    Many corporations now have Affirmative Action policies. Is it better to require a hiring of a diverse group of individuals or to hire someone based on their qualifications? Also if you agree or disagree, what are your supporting arguments?

    18 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • Can you go to your OB-Gyn for a pap while you have your period under extenuating circumstances?

    I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon. I already know the results will have cancer cells since I have ovarian cancer and it has spread to my uterus and cervix. The pap is just for the insurace company to give some clearence. I have taken so much time off work because of my situation that I can not afford anymore time.

    3 AnswersWomen's Health1 decade ago
  • Should I apologies to my boyfriend's parents?

    We went shopping with his parents yesterday. At the register he flirted with the store manager in front of me. When we left I called him on it. He ignored me. I made a comment in the the car when he asked about going to another store, I responded with, "why don't you ask the girl from Reebok". He told his mother to talk to me. We drove to another store, his mother and I stayed in the car because my boyfriend and his father were going to be quick. She started defending her son saying he would never do anything like that. She kept talking for fifteen minutes. When they got back to the car I made myself fall asleep so I didn't have to deal with any of them. I was trying to let it go until we got home and I could talk to him alone. They were in the living room and we were in the bedroom. We started talking and he walked out of the room, to the bathroom, ignoring me. His parents heard me say, "if you want to flirt let me know so you can be single."

    12 AnswersFamily1 decade ago
  • I have been keeping Kosher for Passover and ate corn by mistake is there something I have to do?

    I ate out yesterday and there was corn in the salad. All the other ingredients were considered KFP(tuna, lettuce, tomato, extra virgin olive oil). I realized it after a few bites.

    13 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • If you had to pick a financial firm based on their name and what you have heard would you pick(see additional)

    AXA Financial

    John Hancock

    JPMorgan Chase?

    If you you were called by a financial advisor by all three firms, which would you most likely pick based on the companys reputation and what you know about the firm?

    2 AnswersCorporations1 decade ago
  • Is the "Olympic Torch" virus email going around true?

    My friend posted a bullitin on myspace saying it. Here it is copied and pasted. Let me know the deal!

    post-

    You should be alert during the next days:

    Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation"

    regardless of who sent it, It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch

    which "burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer.

    This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address

    in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to

    all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than

    to receive the virus and open it.

    If you receive a mail called "invitation", though sent by a friend, do

    not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst

    virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the

    mostdestructive virus ever.

    This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair

    yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector

    of the Hard Disk

    4 AnswersSecurity1 decade ago