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    APushetaYid
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    Are you for them?

    Thanks!

    #664752

    WolfishMusings
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    Other possible concerns aside (mixed gender parties, treif food, etc.) what problem is there with having a party for Channukah?

    The Wolf

    #664753

    ronrsr
    Member

    could lead to wearing of colored shirts, or a shidduch crisis.

    #664754

    haifagirl
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    or mixed dancing

    #664755

    ronrsr
    Member

    or eruvs being built around Brooklyn.

    #664756

    APushetaYid
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    Do you think it’s copying the goyisha holidays?

    #664757

    APushetaYid-

    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?

    Please clarify.

    Edited after previous post

    Do you think it’s copying the goyisha holidays?

    No!

    Not in the least – lehavdil bain kodesh lechol.

    (Some people do object to gift-giving for the above reason, though.)

    #664758

    bein_hasdorim
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    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.

    #664759

    APushetaYid
    Participant

    ok thanks!

    #664760

    haifagirl
    Participant

    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.

    #664761

    Mayan_Dvash
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    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.

    ;

    #664762

    ronrsr
    Member

    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?

    #664763

    tzippi
    Member

    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.

    #664764

    neatfreak
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    family parties are ok

    school parties are too

    Just you dont need one every day of chanuka.

    #664765

    Jewess
    Member

    Yeah. I’m always pro parties.

    #664766

    cantoresq
    Member

    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.”

    #664767

    haifagirl
    Participant

    That’s my kind of Marxism.

    #664768

    yoyo
    Member

    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!

    #664769

    bein_hasdorim
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    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.

    #664771

    shaatra
    Member

    The only chanuka parties I’ve been to is family- eating, or school- eating and dancing…never heard of any outrageous (gambling, ect.) Parties

    #664772

    skates
    Member

    ronrsr…very funny!!

    #664774

    ronrsr
    Member

    at least I was trying to make a serious point.

    #664776

    ronrsr
    Member

    >>>>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.

    #664779

    skates
    Member

    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!

    #664780

    hud
    Member

    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!

    #664781

    haifagirl
    Participant

    hud: I’m not “def.” I hear just fine.

    #664782

    hud
    Member

    lol “def” as in definitly

    #664783

    Regarding gambling and card games on Chanuka, please see this thread:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/kvitlach-muttar-or-assur

    #664784

    haifagirl
    Participant

    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.

    #664785

    hud
    Member

    yeah. ok. It’s just that I am used to texting..

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