April 21, 2010 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #591585
Is there a point to it? What does it signify? Does it make a difference if everyone is quite for one or two minutes?April 21, 2010 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #683473
When there are a lot of little kids around, a moment of silence is welcome.April 21, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #683474RaisedEyebrowMember
Alternately, you can think of it as when a big personality such as a king, rav etc. walks into a room- there is silence.April 21, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #683475
42, tell me about it! Today was a CRAZY day. No I’m sitting in my office enjoying these “moments of silence!”
However, I was talking about the other “moments of silence” like Israel had the other day for Yom Hatzmaos(t).April 23, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #683476Yanky55Participant
#42 knew exactly what you were talking about and to make light of taking a moment to remember kedoshim that fell in defense of E”Y is mind boggling even for YWN!!!!April 25, 2010 6:09 am at 6:09 am #683477
To tell you the truth, I didn’t realize that d a was referring to a specific moment of silence, I thought he was just asking in general so I made a joke out of it. There is definitely a concept of stopping to think about certain things (one of the yetzer hara’s biggest weapons is making us too busy to stop and think) but I don’t know whether or not a public moment of silence has any basis in Judaism which is probably what d a was asking.April 25, 2010 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #683478komaMember
in the case of the yom haatmaut, and yom hazikaron, it a zecher in this society. If you are unfamiliar with the device of zecher, take a look at your seder plate. The two tavshilin are evocative of the korbanot. It can be an egg and a bone, pickeled beets and egg salad, or the gemaras recipe, beets and rice. An arbitrary device or action to link to a larger concept. Chapst?April 25, 2010 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #683479
42, I was talking in general. You said nothing wrong.April 25, 2010 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #683480Yanky55Participant
I ask mechilah for being choshed you…..
YankyApril 26, 2010 6:53 am at 6:53 am #683481
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