October 16, 2011 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #599972
So my brother and I went to a 7:30 minyan this morning. We came at about 7:50, right after borchu. When we came there were exactly 10 people, plus us 2.
So after we finished mussaf shmone esrei (it was a nusach sfard minyan, so we already did hoshanos), we were going to wait for kedusha and leave. But then we noticed another guy folding his tallis, and another guy fiddling with his stuff. So we left right away.
Anyway, this guy who was fiddling with his stuff asks if there will be a minyan without us. So my bro says, “probably, there was a minyan before we came.”
So the guy chases us out and says, “you know, you’re a real jerk.”
Now, I happen to be a jerk, but how did he know?October 16, 2011 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #11524362scentsParticipant
Probably cuz jerks tend to leave before kedusha.October 16, 2011 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #1152437ItcheSrulikMember
Chochmas Hapartzuf?October 16, 2011 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #1152438GumBallMember
ur no jerk!!October 16, 2011 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1152439ToiParticipant
be dan lkaf zchus. maybe the guy is married and has to go to some important appointment with his wife or kid. after you get married then you realize how many times crazy things happen that maybe you have to leave early. so maybe you put him in a bad spot and from his perspective you were being a jerk.October 17, 2011 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1152440Bar ShattyaMember
Then Blazed gidurnit, he should have said that. maybe they were married with a wife or kid who had an appointment…October 17, 2011 2:37 am at 2:37 am #1152441good.jewMember
Popa, considering the fact that you admitted that you are a jerk, maybe he knew you from beforeOctober 17, 2011 2:43 am at 2:43 am #1152442
maybe they were married with a wife or kid who had an appointment…
Funny Bar Shattya should mention it, since my brother’s daughter actually did have a doctor’s appointment to get to.
But my SIL was taking her.October 17, 2011 2:48 am at 2:48 am #1152443apushatayidParticipant
Only a jerk leaves before the final amen of the last kaddish. No, I don’t have a source for this statement, but perhaps the guy who called you a jerk does.October 17, 2011 4:57 am at 4:57 am #1152444
I gave the problem some serious thought and came up with a solution. First, I had my phone dial Jerk #1. A man answeredOctober 17, 2011 4:59 am at 4:59 am #1152445
After reading this story I noticed a few problems with it. First of all, our Josephf would never call a woman. Second, he would never go to Jury Duty. So perhaps this story happened to a different Joseph.October 17, 2011 5:02 am at 5:02 am #1152446
Popa, why would you daven at a 7:30 minyan and arrive at 7:50 when you could daven at an 8:00 minyan and arrive on time?October 17, 2011 5:21 am at 5:21 am #1152447bezalelParticipant
Popa, why would you daven at a 7:30 minyan and arrive at 7:50 when you could daven at an 8:00 minyan and arrive on time?
Because he was upset about shnayim mikra wasn’t bringing a karbon todah today.October 17, 2011 5:36 am at 5:36 am #1152448BSDMember
YW Moderator-42-LOLOLOL! I sent a mass email with this one. Haven’t had such a good laugh in a long time!October 17, 2011 5:44 am at 5:44 am #1152449BSDMember
“So the guy chases us out and says, “you know, you’re a real jerk.”
Now, I happen to be a jerk, but how did he know?”
Probably he was also a jerk, and as the saying goes, it takes one to know one.
Now if you’ll just give your phone number to YW Moderator…October 3, 2012 5:07 am at 5:07 am #1152450
I wonder if any jerks will be at shachris tomorrow. I know I will…Or will I…October 3, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #1152452Feif UnParticipant
pba: Are you planning on coming late and leaving early again?October 3, 2012 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #1152453
my brother and I were annoyed we couldn’t go to the same minyan today and be jerks together again.October 5, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1152454fortheloveoftorahMember
serioslyOctober 5, 2012 2:44 am at 2:44 am #1152455welldressed007Participant
Name calling is not a very Jewish way of doing things, or are we becoming to goyish ?October 5, 2012 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #1152456shtiky shloMember
i agree welldressed007 its a degradation in the extreme i think that the whole frum community is to intertwined with the goyim we are getting influenced through speech, the way we act and dress have you seen some people at davening not wearing hats and jacketsSeptember 22, 2013 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #1152457
Today we went to the same minyan, and stayed until the same time, but there were too many people for us to be jerks.
Agav, I realized that you are allowed to eat outside the sukkah during davening, because it isn’t ???? ????? to eat in the sukkah during davening because you daven in shul.September 22, 2013 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1152458
But where you regularly eat during davening (or long davenings), then maybe it is ???? ????? .October 1, 2015 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1152459
BumpOctober 1, 2015 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1152460
JerkOctober 1, 2015 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1152461screwdriverdelightParticipant
hey, mods have a sense of humor!October 2, 2015 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #1152462
You probably blocked my driveway to get to shul. Jerks.October 8, 2015 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1152463yitzykParticipant
I don’t mean anyone specifically in this thread, and I don’t know if it qualifies as being a Jerk specifically, but I see it all the time and it bothers me. People come consistenly late to shul, spend precious few minutes actually davening, and then rush out before it is anywhere near over.
There is someone at my minyan that comes at the same time every day, 7:05 to a 6:45 AM shachris, and he is gone by 7:20. It probably takes him the whole 15 minutes only because he is learning daf yomi while he is davening.
Meanwhile I come early and have to struggle to have enough time to say everything (with at least minimal Kavanah) along with the minyan. I usually stay long after the minyan ends sat 7:30. And yes, I work for a living and have a family.
I get the most upset when I see people flaunting the Kovod of the tzibbur and minyan publically. Just this past Shemini Atzeres, our minyan started davening (Brochos) at 8:00. Someone walked in the shul at 8:55 carrying a coffee in one hand and his tallis under his arm. Even though we were already past Borchu, He proceeded to talk to people right in middle of the shul. At 9:25, as we were saying Hallel, he was still standing there wearing his Streimel, not yet even putting on the tallis. He showed no interest in what was going on around him.
Interestingly, this same person, when he davens by the Amud, takes three times longer than any normal person can stand, streching out every word unnecessarily and singing ling songs between each sentence. Maybe he has a different sense of time.May 20, 2016 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #1152464
BumpMay 20, 2016 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #1152465yehudayonaParticipant
I saw the title and I thought it another thread about the presidential election.May 20, 2016 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #1152466Avram in MDParticipant
I saw the title and I thought it another thread about the presidential election.
LOL!May 20, 2016 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #1152467mw13Participant
Yeah, maybe mod-42 can think of a way of getting those two jerks arrested…May 20, 2016 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1152468☕️coffee addictParticipant
Lol! I totally forgot about this thread and thought it was about the election too
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