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Post  Wed, May 22 2019, 4:12 pm
urban gypsy wrote:
Is it a Jewish company?


Yes. There was an incident where a couple of tragedies occurred in a building and we referenced the photos to check things out. Not sure what was found though.
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Wed, May 22 2019, 6:13 pm
I had a relative that lived in apartment and tried to conceive for over a year. As soon as she moved, she did.

The couple who lived their before could not become pregnant as long as they lived their and the couple who moved in after has the same issue. They all became pregnant after they moved out.

Before you jump to conclusions it was speculated that the apartment had a mold problem.
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elisheva25




 
 
 


Post  Wed, May 22 2019, 6:31 pm
SuperWify wrote:
I had a relative that lived in apartment and tried to conceive for over a year. As soon as she moved, she did.

The couple who lived their before could not become pregnant as long as they lived their and the couple who moved in after has the same issue. They all became pregnant after they moved out.

Before you jump to conclusions it was speculated that the apartment had a mold problem.


This really makes me want to cry . So what should people do that have a hard time conceiving in their house ?? Put it up for sale ???๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
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amother




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Post  Wed, May 22 2019, 6:48 pm
FranticFrummie wrote:
When Israel was under direct threat of poison gas attacks, the mamads were designed to have doors and windows that sealed air tight. I just happen to keep my mamad door and window open a bit, because that is how the cat gets in and out of the mirpesset.

I wish I could report a big improvement in my health and parnossa, but everything has stayed the same.

I don't recall ever seeing a house or apartment in Israel that had holes in doors or windows, although I'll be more on the lookout now.

I do know that pest control companies tell you to seal up all gaps and holes with caulk to prevent cockroaches and mice. Some parts of Israel have a problem with poisonous snakes and scorpions, too. They love to come into the house when it's too hot outside.

So which would you rather have? What


Nothing to do with cockroaches, mice, poisonous snakes, or demons, we left holes open in the house because of the sick building disease. You can't seal up structures too tight or the occupants get sick.

Our home is an energy efficient home to the platinum standard, and we had zero air leaks. Yes, we had an engineer test for this. Then small holes were made for the exchange of air because of the sick building disease.

DH built a commercial structure that won a platinum award for energy efficiency. He also had to open up holes there.

Anonymous because of personal details.
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delicious




 
 
 


Post  Wed, May 22 2019, 7:08 pm
I just called a rov, because we renovated and moved our oven a foot or two. He said it's only an issue for gas ranges with an exhaust to the street. when you move the oven you cannot close up the exhaust to the street.
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SuperWify




 
 
 


Post  Wed, May 22 2019, 7:17 pm
elisheva25 wrote:
This really makes me want to cry . So what should people do that have a hard time conceiving in their house ?? Put it up for sale ???๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข


Maybe the landlords should take care of the mold or possibly check of there is any sealed windows?
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etky




 
 
 


Post  Thu, May 23 2019, 1:29 am
All this sounds very similar to Feng Shui IMO.
Anyway, I'm not going to worry about this. Our home is so not air tight. When there is strong wind we even feel it coming through the electric sockets Rolling Eyes
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fraida18




 
 
 


Post  Thu, May 23 2019, 2:05 am
I was told to open a 12x12 whole in the area that had a window. Ask your dayan. I do know this is something u wouldn't want to play around with....
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MitzadSheini




 
 
 


Post  Thu, May 23 2019, 6:49 am
This is quite an interesting summary. I think he got a lot of his material from the Halachically Speaking article quoted above.

https://www.yutorah.org/lectur.....asid/
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elisheva25




 
 
 


Post  Fri, May 24 2019, 11:11 am
Update : We spoke to 2 Rabbonim , who both said we need to drill at the place of previous existing window. They didnโ€™t say itโ€™s nothing and just to ignore . As we are going about checking previous done construction by former owners, we found 2 more windows that were sealed off/taken out. Iyโ€h, I will come back and give updates .
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urban gypsy




 
 
 


Post  Fri, May 24 2019, 11:19 am
elisheva25 wrote:
Update : We spoke to 2 Rabbonim , who both said we need to drill at the place of previous existing window. They didnโ€™t say itโ€™s nothing and just to ignore . As we are going about checking previous done construction by former owners, we found 2 more windows that were sealed off/taken out. Iyโ€h, I will come back and give updates .


I'm glad you are able to get this sorted. You will feel so much better.
Looking forward to hearing your updates.
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joyful mom




 
 
 


Post  Fri, May 24 2019, 11:57 am
elisheva25 wrote:
Update : We spoke to 2 Rabbonim , who both said we need to drill at the place of previous existing window. They didnโ€™t say itโ€™s nothing and just to ignore . As we are going about checking previous done construction by former owners, we found 2 more windows that were sealed off/taken out. Iyโ€h, I will come back and give updates .



Were the former owners Jewish?
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elisheva25




 
 
 


Post  Fri, May 24 2019, 12:14 pm
[quote="joyful mom"]Were the former owners Jewish?[/quote

Yes.
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Fri, May 24 2019, 2:36 pm
urban gypsy wrote:
I'm glad you are able to get this sorted. You will feel so much better.
Looking forward to hearing your updates.

Ditto, Elisheva!
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elisheva25




 
 
 


Post  Fri, May 24 2019, 3:19 pm
ra_mom wrote:
Ditto, Elisheva!


Thank you ๐Ÿ™!!
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imasoftov




 
 
 


Post  Sun, May 26 2019, 10:37 am
I found a copy of the Tzvaah of Rabbi Yehuda Hachassid here
#20 says "ืœื ื™ืกืชื•ื ืื“ื ื—ืœื•ืŸ ืื• ืคืชื— ืœื’ืžืจื™ ืฉืœื ื™ื–ื™ืงื• ื”ืฉื“ื™ื, ื›ื™ ื“ืจื›ืŸ ืœืฆืืช ื‘ื•, ืืœื ื™ื ืงื•ื‘ ื‘ื• ื ืงื‘", One should not seal a window or door completely so that demons do not cause harm, because they are used to passing through it, but instead should leave a small hole.

Other laws in the section about building are
#17. Don't build a house (or live in one, this may be a variant reading) on formerly vacant land unless it stands vacant for a year
#18. Don't put a bath in a house, if it does it will be destroyed (it could also be read to say it should be destroyed) unless it's for public use.

I'm sure there are explanations of why we now have baths in our houses. I haven't heard of people refusing to live in houses built on previously vacant land. Well perhaps people are more stringent with #20 because it mentions danger from demons? #45 doesn't, either.

#45 says ". ืื™ืœืŸ ื”ืขื•ืฉื” ืคื™ืจื•ืช ืื™ืŸ ืœืงืฆืฅ ืื•ืชื•" A tree that produces fruit should not be cut down.

This doesn't seem to be more stringent than the halacha Hilchot Melachim 6:8. It also doesn't mention demons or any other sort of danger, so perhaps, those who are more careful about cutting fruit trees than halacha requires, read it as don't even prune it or don't cut it down even if it doesn't produce fruit, or are concerned with supernatural danger, are based on commentaries or other sources.

As always, ask your own rabbi, not me, not anyone else here.


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ShishKabob




 
 
 


Post  Mon, May 27 2019, 10:46 am
urban gypsy wrote:
I'm glad you are able to get this sorted. You will feel so much better.
Looking forward to hearing your updates.

Me too! Lots of hatzlocha going forward!
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