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amother






Post  Sun, Dec 28 2014, 11:33 pm
OK, I know this is really random, but I'm stuck on researching something.

My sister's writing a Harry Potter fanfiction, and I'm her research machine. We're stuck on a question that Google couldn't answer for us, so I'm turning to the Imamother community for help:

How exactly are bar mitzvahs celebrated in the yeshivish UK community?

(If you want to read her story, click here. It's quite good, in my opinion Smile)
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bigsis144









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 12:07 am
Thanks for posting the link! Some parts are just making me squee with utter geeky delight. Very Happy

(Sorry I can't help you with your research, though...)
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iluvy









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 12:33 am
Don't know anything about the UK, but love the fanfic!
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sequoia









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 12:43 am
This is awesome!
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June









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 4:12 am
you can get more responses if you change the title to "Question about Bar Mitzvahs in the UK" or something like that.
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Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 6:01 am
Can't help with your research but I love the story!
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 6:08 am
If Yehuda's Mummy is cooking for Pesach, why is flour dusting her snood? (about halfway down the first page.)
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imasinger









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 7:18 am
Very well done! I am really impressed with her writing ability, and will be following her -- and telling my kids who are into fanfic that they may wan to as well.

One small quibble about the scene where Yehuda is looking for a hechsher.

In the past, I think that in Britain, many or most packaged foods did not carry a printed hechsher, but there are lists available of which foods have certification. I think that is still the case.

American certified foods, which are imports, are often more expensive, and perhaps less likely to be bought first.

Tell your sister to google England kosher to learn more.

And I second the suggestion that you edit the title of this thread, OP. If you change it to something like, "question about what bar mitzvah is like in London", you may get a better response.
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 8:13 am
I just finished reading this and I love it!!! I am really looking forward to reading further installments.

Is it okay if I forward it to other people to read?
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 10:02 am
OP

You can definitely forward the link to other people.
Mods, can you change the title for me? Can't do it in an anonymous post.

Thanks for all your reviews (and criticisms). I've forwarded them to my sister.


I changed the thread title for you. — Rubber Ducky as mod
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greenfire









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 10:32 am
cute

I however don't like the line assuming the woman knocking at their door is a 'definitely a g oy wearing pants'
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 11:38 am
Besides, in England she'd be wearing trousers. Or at any rate, her pants would hopefully not be showing. And I do hope all of us wear the UK kind of pants.
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Rubber Ducky









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 11:43 am
Just read the first few chapters — love it! I forwarded it to DS#1, bookmarked it, and will read more later.
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 12:12 pm
LOL, OP, I see you're really staying on top of this thread. Both my corrections were immediately carried out. Laughing
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Ima2NYM_LTR









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 1:31 pm
I love it! Please let us know whenever she adds more chapters
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 2:36 pm
imasinger wrote:

One small quibble about the scene where Yehuda is looking for a hechsher.

In the past, I think that in Britain, many or most packaged foods did not carry a printed hechsher, but there are lists available of which foods have certification. I think that is still the case.

American certified foods, which are imports, are often more expensive, and perhaps less likely to be bought first.

Tell your sister to google England kosher to learn more.


I agree with this point, basically, but I will point out about three years ago I found crisps with a LBD hechsher in the London City airport. So if Yehuda was looking for a hechsher on a packaged item, that's probably what he'd be looking for, not OU, Star K or Kedassia.
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tigerwife









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 2:44 pm
What a fun read! I'm craving an HP seven book marathon now lol.
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tryinghard









  


Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 2:49 pm
this is so cool!!!!!!
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Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 3:18 pm
Fantastic!
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amother






Post  Mon, Dec 29 2014, 5:19 pm
UK amother here. What would you like to know? I'm short on time now but perhaps if you post some questions I'll try to respond tomorrow morning (UK time Wink).
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