August 28, 2011 2:58 am at 2:58 am #598950bb9650ParticipantAugust 28, 2011 3:05 am at 3:05 am #802454
We can always read our email by candlelight if the power goes out.August 28, 2011 3:09 am at 3:09 am #802455
It would be the biggest Brash if people had to go a few days without internet. It would reset a lot of peoples humanity.August 28, 2011 3:49 am at 3:49 am #802456mommamia22Participant
I wonder what those who are supposed to get married tomorrow will do??August 28, 2011 4:58 am at 4:58 am #802457gefenParticipant
talk to another person!? what’s that like? has anyone here ever tried it before? why do you think i come here for family time? good thing i’m not on the east coast.August 28, 2011 5:03 am at 5:03 am #802458ootinnyMember
i kno someone who pushed off their weddingAugust 28, 2011 5:15 am at 5:15 am #802459chofetzchaimMember
I also know someone who pushed off wedding.August 28, 2011 5:17 am at 5:17 am #802460
many weddings are postponed. What choice did they have?August 28, 2011 5:21 am at 5:21 am #802461
It’s not Tznius to talk to people outside of the internet. 🙂August 28, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #802462
Stop with the Tznius jokes. Its probably bgeder leitzanus.August 28, 2011 5:28 am at 5:28 am #802463mewhoParticipant
get out the rummikub, monopoly etc.
get to know your family members againAugust 28, 2011 5:30 am at 5:30 am #802464
WIY: All jokes are Leitzanus. As long as they are made to provide humor, alleviate tension, etc. and not actually mock it shouldn’t be a problem.August 28, 2011 5:46 am at 5:46 am #802465always runs with scissors fastParticipant
I actually think there are a number of non religious apikorus type dudes in the CR, telling from their comments.August 28, 2011 5:53 am at 5:53 am #802466
I am now officially an apikorus dude.August 28, 2011 5:58 am at 5:58 am #802467
“All jokes are Leitzanus.”
Not true. Only making fun of ???? ??????. See Rashi on ?????? ???? ?? ???.August 28, 2011 6:05 am at 6:05 am #802468
Msseeker: My point (which you basically made for me) was the type of Leitzanus that is Assur is making fun of Torah and Mitzvos.August 28, 2011 6:13 am at 6:13 am #802469
Not so simple. Leitzanus is any jokes about Torah concepts that will cause a lessening of respect and appreciation for Torah and mitzvos. By joking about Tznius you make it seem like its a joking manner. Unfortunately its a very serious matter and needs a lot of chizzuk. We live during a time where immorality is rampant and modesty is looked down upon. There is no concept of modesty to the world at large and it is seeping in more and more into our communities and eroding our sensitivities. We need to fight back. Making jokes just adds to the feeling of its not that important. I don’t want to go on a rant here but humor is another thing that has gotten out of hand. There used to be a sense of decency and a line where certain things are beyond the pale and not joke material. Today anything goes. There are comedians that have routines on the Holocaust (funny topic no?) and the crowd is rolling away. We aren’t them and we can’t make jokes about things that have to be serious or we lose our appreciation for that thing. Leitzanus achas doche meiah tochachos.August 28, 2011 6:28 am at 6:28 am #802470commonsenseParticipant
ronsr, i hope you have bluetooth or else if you have no power you have no email.August 28, 2011 6:31 am at 6:31 am #802471
WIY: I agree.August 28, 2011 6:31 am at 6:31 am #802472
I have pen and paper, too. If necessary I will write my emails on the paper.August 28, 2011 6:34 am at 6:34 am #802473
good night, Irene, good night, Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams.
— Popular American FolksongAugust 28, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am #802474kapustaParticipant
Stop with the Tznius jokes. Its probably bgeder leitzanus.
Agreed. However I will say that having threads discussing sensitivities in Tznius and passing them off as Halacha in such a public forum is asking for it to happen.August 28, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #802475brotherofursParticipant
yeah i also know soomeone who posponed their wedding until wed nightAugust 28, 2011 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #802476
WIY: You have a fair point, but having people claim that things like wearing sunglasses and chewing gum are Assur/not Tznius/shows that someone isn’t really frum does just as much, if not more damage, to many people’s sensitivities than a joke would.August 28, 2011 3:05 pm at 3:05 pm #802477ursula momishMember
“i also know soomeone who posponed their wedding until wed night”
Any night someone gets married is “wed night”.August 28, 2011 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #802478am yisrael chaiParticipant
Thanks for the laugh!August 28, 2011 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #802479
ursula, that was clever and funny.
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