In NYC the earliest time for sunset in December would go from 4:28PM to 5:28PM In Cleveland the earliest time for sunset in December would go from 4:56PM to 5:56PM In Detroit the earliest time for sunset in December would go from 5:00PM to 6:00PM Permanent standard time robs people of long summer evenings, but on the other hand it would mean the end of the super late Friday night Shabbos dinner and long summer fast days. … [Read more...] about The Great Daylight Saving Debate Explained; How Would You Vote?
The great debate
Great Budget Winter Tires General Tire Altimax Arctic - Altimax has come up with a set of winter tires which score highly on both cost and performance. The sipes on Arctic tires are built to resist deformation, while featuring a multi-directional tread design which maximizes grip. There are snow traction ridges to provide precise cornering, even in relatively deep snow, while the pin holes allow for studding if even more grip is needed. All of this comes at an extremely attractive price point, and Altimax offer Arctic tires of almost any size - so all vehicles should be catered for. … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Buying Winter Tires in Canada
The gift cards say that Blue Hawaiian’s normal rate is $240 with tax and Costco sells $100 gift cards for $80. If you book in advance you can get a discount or if you book at the last minute ask for a 15% discount which will drop the price to $200 or just $160 with the Costco gift cards. And don’t forget to fill up on gas while at Costco where it’s significantly less than everywhere else on the island. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
-Thursday, 12/27: We flew back on USAirways in Envoy class on an A330. The seats are very comfortable, though as a bed it’s pretty narrow. The footbed is also very narrow, though it seems that as on United, the bulkhead seats had bigger foot cutouts. The kosher food was from Stogel’s which is the absolute worst garbage in the air that you likely wouldn’t even eat if you were starving. One flight attendant refused to heat up our own food but another awesome flight attendant was happy to do so. All in all service was fine, but as with all US airlines will greatly vary based on the attitude of the flight attendant and the ones that work routes like Paris are the ones that have been around for decades too long. There are 4 seats across in business class and each seat has direct aisle access which is great. Downside to not having a suite? The french woman directly across the aisle from me was hacking and coughing for the entire flight … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Singapore A380 Suites And 46 Hours In Paris
All in all, I’d say that the sunset was amazing, though not quite as grand as the sunrise. However I don’t think the difference is big enough to justify getting up at 3:30am on vacation. The other thing to keep in mind is that the sunrise and sunset definitely varies based on that day’s cloud cover. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: The Final United 747 Flight And 2 Days In Maui
Halachic day and night begins and ends at the same times as in Israel. [Teshuvas Divrei Yatziv, OC 108:11] Halachic day and night begins and ends at the same times as one’s primary residence. For example, a Melbournian visiting the South Pole will observe his Halachic day and night at the same times as Melbourne, whereas a New Yorker visiting the South Pole will observe his Halachic day and night at the same times as New York. This can lead to the enigmatic situation where two seatmates on the same ship can simultaneously observe very different Zmanim. [One possible way of understanding the Tiferes Yisroel] Halachic day and night begins and ends at the same times as one’s last port of departure. For example, being that the DansDeals Cruise departed from Ushuaia, all Zmanim would be calculated as per Ushuaia. This can lead to the enigmatic situation where the passengers of two cruises with different embarkation points will observe very different Zmanim even when they are … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Halachic Zmanim In Polar Regions On The Kosher Antarctica Cruise