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  • #594589

    Do you say good morning/ greet/ say good night to the people you pass in the street?

    Does your response change if the subject is a male or female?

    -saying good shabbos to the opposite gender, do you do it?

    Lets start a campaign to greet everyone we see on the street and do it with a smile. No?!

    (its a mishne in Pirkai Avos)

    (and don’t worry if the other person doesn’t respond, it seems to happen often)

    It makes everyone so much more happier, it will help make the world a better place and make a Kiddush Hashem!

    #733091

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Good morning:)

    #733092

    yossi z.
    Member

    I already do!

    Now we have two

    Say hello

    Now don’t say no

    To every single jew!

    #733093

    eclipse
    Member

    To Women,a cheerful sing-song “Good morning!”

    To Men,if I see them daily AND THERE IS A CONNECTION(like grocery store owner,bus driver,etc.),a smile and subdued “good morning.”

    If I don’t see them daily,or there is no shaychus-NOTHING.

    #733094

    doodle jump
    Participant

    Good morning and have a great Shabbos:)

    #733095

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    On Shabbos I try to greet everyone (man or woman, adult or child)* I pass in the street with either a “Good Shabbos” or a “Good morning” if they aren’t Jewish.

    During the week it’s a bit more difficult. Nonetheless I try to greet people in the morning with a “good morning,” but, to be honest, I’m not as consistent about it.

    The Wolf

    * And, yes, as strange and as stupid as it sounds, I’ll even sometimes say “Good Shabbos cat” to a cat I pass in the street on Shabbos.

    #733096

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    The wolf saying good Shabbos to the cat. Mammash sounds like the pesukim in Yeshaya describing the days of mashiach…

    #733097

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Mammash sounds like the pesukim in Yeshaya describing the days of mashiach…

    No, that would be if I said “Good Shabbos sheep.”

    The Wolf

    #733098

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    Does greeting an animal cheapen the meaning of greeting a Tzelem Elokim when done in the same manner?

    #733099

    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    I say Good Shabbos/Shabbat Shalom to every Jew I see on shabbos. To be honest, I’m far less consistent about “good mornings” both on shabbos and and during the week. Guess it’s the next thing to work on.

    #733100

    Professional
    Member

    eclipse – I apprecaite your approach, its correct for litvish derech. I respect chassidim who are more restricted when it comes to other genders.

    Makdim Beshalom – important.

    Tznius bet. genders – not any less important

    #733101

    doodle jump
    Participant

    W M : Very funny:) LOL

    #733102

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Does greeting an animal cheapen the meaning of greeting a Tzelem Elokim when done in the same manner?

    Why do you assume that a greeting is strictly because of Tzelem Elokim? I’m not greeting the animal with the Shem HaShem (such as if I were to say “Shalom Alichem…”)

    I greet people because I think it brightens their day. Does it brighten the day of the cat or my hamster in the morning when I greet them? I don’t know… but I don’t think it hurts.

    The Wolf

    #733103

    simchashachaim- you must be from the new york area. for some reason people there dont greet others. in miami everyone greets everyone(if same gender). we wouldnt need a campaign to start saying good shabbos

    #733104

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    Wolf,

    I do not see where I assume that a greeting is strictly for a Tzelem Elokim. Reread what was written, it says nowhere near such a thing.

    I was wondering about greeting an animal and a Tzelem Elokim in the same manner.

    I doubt you would greet the President in the same manner that you greet a person in shul. You would not say hi in an offhanded manner to him. Intrinsic in a greeting is it being respectful and appropriate to who is being greeted.

    Greeting your neighbor as you would a dog, appears not to be respectful. (except that you are a Wolf)

    Is there not more to a greeting than just saying a few nice words by rote, with no real meaning behind what is being said?

    #733105

    yossi z.
    Member

    Now that we’re being specific

    If from across the pacific

    I don’t know her

    Then all I’ll show her

    Is how I’m genterific

    All that I will do

    Is nod my head to you

    But if on the street

    You did greet

    I’ll say how do you do

    Now should I go post this in the limerick thread? 😀

    #733106

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I doubt you would greet the President in the same manner that you greet a person in shul. You would not say hi in an offhanded manner to him.

    That’s only because I don’t have that degree of familiarity with the President. I wouldn’t give an offhand “hi” to a total stranger either.

    I would, however, greet the President with the same “Good Morning, sir” that I would give to any other person whom I don’t know (and yes, I often do use “Sir” when greeting and thanking people.)

    The Wolf

    #733108

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    And if you were familiar with the president, would you not say sir? Of course not. Even his closest aides are sure to add the honorific.

    And you say Sir when saying hi to a stranger in pasing?

    But, following your thought process, and your comments, you would say it is appropriate to address a person the same way you would address a dog.

    #733109

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    And you say Sir when saying hi to a stranger in pasing?

    Sometimes I do… when it strikes my fancy.

    But, following your thought process, and your comments, you would say it is appropriate to address a person the same way you would address a dog.

    As long as they are basically respectful to me, I don’t care what they call their dog. In other words, if they say “Good morning” to me with a smile, I don’t care if they use the same for a dog. It doesn’t hurt me one way or the other.

    The Wolf

    #733110

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Actually, it is an American thing to call regular people by honorifics which were reserved for the English nobility. That is why we call men “gentlemen”, and women “ladies”.

    I like it.

    #733111

    Mayan_Dvash
    Participant

    where I work almost everyone greets eachother. In fact there are a few who will say Good Morning Yosef. At first I found that strange, but I got used to it. Now I am trying to return it to them at least. I figure there are probably people who might feel the same strangeness if I would use their first name.

    ;

    Good Shabbos Coffee Room

    #733112

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    “As long as they are basically respectful to me, I don’t care what they call their dog.”

    I am not talking about how YOU are addressed. The person may have no idea who else you have adressed in the same manner.

    My comments refer to what the greeting means to the person offereing the greeting.

    It would seem to me that a if asomeone greets a person the same way he greets an animal, the greeting itself, by the person making it has not much value.

    The way I look at it, offering a greeting to person is being respectful of them, it is a way of working on myself, to further proper respect of others. If all I am doing is offering a greeting that is appropriate for a dog, I am not raising my respect of others by offering such a meaningless greeting.

    #733113

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I think you’re misunderstanding the nature of my greeting (and, indeed, perhaps, my greeting is not the norm).

    When I say “Good morning” to someone, I am not just uttering words. I am actually expressing a hope and wish that they morning that they have is a good one. Perhaps most people don’t view it that way, but I do.

    In this light, it’s just as appropriate to wish a good morning to an animal as it is to anyone else. I would like the cat to have a good morning (whatever that means for a cat) just as much as I would want a person to have a good morning.

    If you view a greeting as a giving of respect, then perhaps you are right… but that’s not my intention when I say “good morning” or “good Shabbos”… as I try to greet everyone — man and woman, adult and child, Jew and non-Jew.

    The Wolf

    #733114

    always here
    Participant

    I will even use ‘Sir’ when speaking with a grocery deliveryman. as I said in another post: you get what you give (in most cases.)

    #733115

    smartcookie
    Member

    Hello, Sir Poppa 🙂

    Anyway, I think we should make a separate coffee room for new members because the threads keep repeating and it so boooring.

    #733116

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Smartcookie:

    Actually, I really am the rightful Duke of Westminster, and am really 78th in line to the throne.

    #733117

    yossi z.
    Member

    Smartcookie: but the limerick/riddle/brain teaser type threads have to be joint. Besides of course they are repeating, they have been so buried people forgot they existed so everything is started anew instead of being continued

    #733118

    @chayav inish livisumay

    I am NOT from New York!

    Have a great Shabbos EVERYONE!

    #733119

    @ The Wolf

    Are you Dr. Doolittle?

    Just playing around!

    Your Mehalech is an interesting one.

    #733120

    smartcookie
    Member

    Yossi- I love new threads! But not about issues that were discussed at length 3 times already!

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