October 27, 2009 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #590698
Are you for them?
Thanks!October 27, 2009 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #664752WolfishMusingsParticipant
Other possible concerns aside (mixed gender parties, treif food, etc.) what problem is there with having a party for Channukah?
The WolfOctober 27, 2009 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #664753
could lead to wearing of colored shirts, or a shidduch crisis.October 27, 2009 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #664754
or mixed dancingOctober 27, 2009 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #664755
or eruvs being built around Brooklyn.October 27, 2009 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #664756
Do you think it’s copying the goyisha holidays?October 27, 2009 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #664757I can only tryMember
I think people are chepering you because they don’t know what type of “party” you mean.
Are you referring to a family get-together, with a seuda, music, dreidel, etc. or something else?
Edited after previous post
“Do you think it’s copying the goyisha holidays?“
Not in the least – lehavdil bain kodesh lechol.
(Some people do object to gift-giving for the above reason, though.)October 27, 2009 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #664758bein_hasdorimParticipant
for Yeshivah Bochurim it is Bitul Torah & not at all what chanukah is about.
So Bochurim should keep their party going to a minimum, e.g. every nite another family party. If they have a break & want to get in the spirit they should go to their local Rebbes Chanukah Lecht Tzinden.
I personally suggest…… nah I couldn’t say for obvious reasons.October 27, 2009 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #664759
ok thanks!October 27, 2009 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #664760
In all seriousness, I’ve been to some very nice Chanukah parties at shul. The seating was separate. There were activities for the children. There was good food, and plenty of it.
I’ve also been to bad Chanukah parties.
I’m in favor of good parties. I’m not in favor of bad parties.October 27, 2009 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #664761Mayan_DvashParticipant
APushetaYid: Do you think it’s copying the goyisha holidays?
Why are “we” on the defensive? Ever think that maybe just sometimes THEY are the ones copying us? I’ve heard educated people say that the Gregorian Chants are most likely taken from the Leviim from the Bais Hamikdash, Sheyboneh Bimhairah. It may not always be the case but it probably is the case more often than you think.
;October 27, 2009 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #664762
I always thought they were copying ours. or other peoples. Succoth becomes Thanksgiving. Saturnalia and pagan winter festivals become Christmas. Who’s doing the copying here?October 27, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #664763tzippiMember
I can’t wait till the grandkids are old enough. People can drive, get together in ways they can’t on yom tov. Are you talking about family get togethers? You should only know (know only) such nachas.October 27, 2009 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #664764neatfreakMember
family parties are ok
school parties are too
Just you dont need one every day of chanuka.October 27, 2009 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #664765JewessMember
Yeah. I’m always pro parties.October 27, 2009 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #664766cantoresqMember
I’m in favor of good parties. I’m not in favor of bad parties.
As Groucho Marx once said: “I’ve had perfectly wonderful evening. Sadly this wasn’t it.”October 27, 2009 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #664767
That’s my kind of Marxism.October 27, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #664768yoyoMember
why wudn’t pple seriously not be for it? it’s a chance ror families to get together and celebrate a yom tov without the usual halachos of a real yom tov!October 28, 2009 12:12 am at 12:12 am #664769bein_hasdorimParticipant
Nobody’s against a good kosher party, the question is what type of party are we talking about, a mini AC or vegas, were the adults are gambling & drinking booze, ignoring the kids as they run around, then having Chana attack her husband in the car
otw home about what a shlemazel (or schlemiel) he is for loosing so much money, etc..
I don’t think that is the spirit of Chanuka. Also as I mentioned earlier,
bochurim have no Chiyuv to be at a different “family” party every night.October 29, 2009 3:51 am at 3:51 am #664771shaatraMember
The only chanuka parties I’ve been to is family- eating, or school- eating and dancing…never heard of any outrageous (gambling, ect.) PartiesOctober 29, 2009 4:16 am at 4:16 am #664772skatesMember
ronrsr…very funny!!October 29, 2009 4:44 am at 4:44 am #664774
at least I was trying to make a serious point.October 29, 2009 6:23 am at 6:23 am #664776
>>>>ever heard of any outrageous (gambling, ect.) Parties<<<<
Last Chanukah party I went to was rife with gambling, particularly that evil “draydel” game of chance.October 29, 2009 8:03 am at 8:03 am #664779skatesMember
ronrsr…i was laughing at ur first two comments! the third one has a point- they now even make chrismachanuka, a holiday that incorporates both holidays to help accomodate those assimilated families!October 29, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #664780
hey yoyo! we talk/type alike. Jus watch out 4evil sammygol or the-not-evil but def school teacher haifagirl or they will put u in place abt ur spelling and grammer uncoordinations!October 30, 2009 5:10 am at 5:10 am #664781
hud: I’m not “def.” I hear just fine.October 30, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #664782
lol “def” as in definitlyOctober 30, 2009 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #664783I can only tryMember
Regarding gambling and card games on Chanuka, please see this thread:October 30, 2009 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #664784
Actually I did know that. But it does illustrate that there are two parts to communication: a sender and a receiver. And if the sender sends a message that is unclear, he can’t be surprised when the receiver doeesn’t get it.October 31, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #664785
yeah. ok. It’s just that I am used to texting..
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