April 24, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #596451
i’m in brooklyn for pesach and yesterday whie walking down ocean parkway i said good shabbos to everyone i passed (like a good out of towner!)ONLY 1 PERSON ANSWERED BACK!!!! can some brooklyner please explain to me where this “minhag” is coming from????April 24, 2011 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #760771HIEParticipant
i can’t explain, but all i can say is i live in flatbush and i try to say good shabbos to everyone and almost everyone answers back!April 24, 2011 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #760772Dovid HaMelechMember
to everyone i passed
Minhug Hamokem is to stick to your gender. They may have thought you are flirting, so didn’t respond.April 24, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #760773LightuptheworldParticipant
I was wondering the same thing yesterday. Why does nobody answer back “good shabbos”? Good Yom Tov!April 24, 2011 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #760774WolfishMusingsParticipant
i’m in brooklyn for pesach and yesterday whie walking down ocean parkway i said good shabbos to everyone i passed (like a good out of towner!)ONLY 1 PERSON ANSWERED BACK!!!! can some brooklyner please explain to me where this “minhag” is coming from????
I don’t know what to tell you. I live in Brooklyn (although not in the Ocean Parkway area) and I attempt to say “Good Shabbos/Good Yom Tov” to everyone I pass, and return all greetings given — whether they are men or women, adult or child, Jew or non-Jew.
The WolfApril 24, 2011 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #760775
dovid hamelech-i really don’t think that saying “good shabbos” to someone and walking on should be considered flirting…it’s not like i’m starting a conversation , allthe other person has to do is say 2 words back and continue on his/her merry way!!! we’re all jewish!!! everyone shouls say good shabbos to everyone…it shows mentchlachkeit…April 24, 2011 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #760776Dovid HaMelechMember
You’re perceptions may differ. Nevertheless I am explaining how it may have been perceived, intentional or otherwise. As stated, inter-gender greetings are generally not expected in the community.April 24, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #760777always hereParticipant
here in Flatbush, I always get responded to —> surprised by your lack of responses.April 24, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #760778ZeesKiteParticipant
I think it’s kovod Shabbos to greet one another Shabbos-dik. To the opposite gender it’s generally shunned in certain / a lot of communities. We’ve gone through these discussions countless times. Nevertheless, if I’m greeted by the opposite side of the Mechitza, I think I’d return.April 24, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #760779Patur Aval AssurParticipant
“all the other person has to do is say 2 words back”
Two words is two words too many. Don’t you know that Bruria rebuked R’ Yosi Haglili for saying two extra words when asking for directions to Lod?April 24, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #760780Y.S.G.F.K.Member
i think it is just the way they were brought up! i think it is wrong and people should say good shabbos to others-its not like your having a conversation or anythiing with them!April 24, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #760781
thank you y.s.g.f.k!!!! finally someone who thinks like meApril 24, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #760782WolfishMusingsParticipant
thank you y.s.g.f.k!!!! finally someone who thinks like me
:: clears throat loudly ::
The Wolf (whose post was obviously missed)
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