“Re Rabbi Yisroel:
How long ago did your rebbe say this? I know that at the turn of and into the 20th century there were organizations for young men and women who were committed to Shabbos to socialize, but that was such a different world then. Every 15 – 20 year cycle has its challenges and I wonder if this was said in a way that would definitely be applicable now”
Small request. If this site does not accept “it was a differnt world then ” in order to eliminate a chumra, then it shouldn’t be acceptable in reverse.