ROB -“healh:other topic???”
This one: “Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas?”
I posted a question to all Zionists.
My experience is that generally those who show respect for Israel show respect for America and visa versa.
Most charedim show respect for both.
Those who lack appreciation for one generally lack appreciation for the other.
There are exceptions, but they are few.
While singing the National Anthem or G-D Bless America shows appreciation, there are other ways to do so.
My experience is that those who show respect and appreciation for America don’t particularly care one way or another about Israel other than its Jews who live there. Or they’re Zionists, too. In other words, no correlation.
health- my response to your “other’ topic may surprise you. I did not mind that the National anthem was not sung at the syium or that the Hatikvah (certainly did not expect that!) was ignored. As a matter of fact, I don’t think that ani maamim should have been sung either. This was a syium and singing a national anthem did not have to be part of the program. If it would have been some official meeting (say political), it might be different.
ROB -Wow -It’s definitely Moshiach times – two things we agree on.
The singing of things at the Siyum and R. Shlomo Carlbach z’l.