May 24, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #603584moishyParticipant
I just wanted to inform everyone that they are having another internet Asifah, in ENGLISH, for MEN AND LADIES, on Sunday, June 3, at 9:30 AM at Agudah of Avenue L.May 29, 2012 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #877564moishyParticipant
It’s this Sunday!!May 29, 2012 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #877565cb1Member
Its June 10, NOT June 3.May 29, 2012 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #877566apushatayidParticipant
Shmiras Eynayim is a challenge everywhere, not just in front of a computer screen. I think the fixation with the internet takes the focus away from the true problem. I heard Rav Lieff speak on the subject of shmiras eynayim last summer. I don’t think this “asifa” will be fixated on the internet as much as it will be about shmiras eynayim, of which the internet poses a tremendous challenge.May 29, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #877567lakewhutParticipant
hopefully it will be given over in a more practical way to the Flatbush crowd.May 30, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am #877568ItcheSrulikMember
Can’t go. I’ll be learning.May 30, 2012 1:19 am at 1:19 am #877569
The Roshei Yeshivos shlit”a’s, who are great gedolim, took the extremely rare occasion to empty their yeshivos (including the largest Yeshiva of the all – Lakewood) for the Kinus Klal Yisroel Asifa. They never in recent memory have done so (not for rallies, not for tehilim asifas, etc.), let alone the vast majority of Yeshivas in the metro area. So, surely, this issue is a mitzvah rabba and a worthwhile one.May 30, 2012 2:06 am at 2:06 am #877570cherrybimParticipant
Can’t go; it’s in English.
“The Roshei Yeshivos shlit”a’s, who are great gedolim, took the extremely rare occasion to empty their yeshivos (including the largest Yeshiva of the all – Lakewood) for the Kinus Klal Yisroel Asifa. They never in recent memory have done so (not for rallies, not for tehilim asifas, etc.)”
They did it during the Six Day War to send a message to our government not to abandon Israel.May 30, 2012 2:10 am at 2:10 am #877571
I said in recent memory. It is an extremely extremely rare occasion. That says something about the Kinus/Asifa on the internet.May 30, 2012 2:15 am at 2:15 am #877572cherrybimParticipant
The Six Day War is in my recent memory.May 30, 2012 2:22 am at 2:22 am #877573
Apparently the threat from the internet is comparable to the threat from the six-day war. Perhaps it is even a greater threat, as this is a spiritual threat while ’67 was a physical threat.May 30, 2012 5:02 am at 5:02 am #877574lakewhutParticipant
If people can name their chassidic sects after goyish towns in Poland, then there should be no problem with English. Mind you, it’s pretty weird to name a Chasidic sect St. Mary, that’s just me.May 30, 2012 8:29 am at 8:29 am #877575avhabenParticipant
It is just you, since that is just the Jewish antisemites who make that up. The name of the town hasn’t anything to do with St. Mary or any Mary for that matter. It is simply the surname of the family that owned the original land and founded the town.June 1, 2012 3:27 am at 3:27 am #877576147Participant
???ENGLISH???June 1, 2012 3:56 am at 3:56 am #877577OneOfManyParticipant
avhaben is (sort of) right. The name “Satmar” actually comes from the the name of the Romanian town “Satu Mare,” which means “big village.” The St. Mary thing is a very pervasive myth.
(Funnily enough, I just learned this this past week on Shavuos, when someone in my house mentioned Satmar and St. Mary and a guest corrected them.)June 1, 2012 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #877579yitayningwutParticipant
Was avhaben your guest? That is very interesting info btw.June 3, 2012 2:25 am at 2:25 am #877580OneOfManyParticipant
lol, somehow I don’t think so.
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