October 24, 2014 6:44 am at 6:44 am #614007
I am following a number of Yidden on Twitter who send out interesting/funny tweets.
Lately, I’ve noticed many jokes about Ebola and I think that is wrong. How can one joke about a dangerous virus that is affecting so many people? Many are sick and suffering and many have succumbed to it! How would you feel if you ?? ????? caught it? How would you have felt if in the 1940s people would have made jokes about the Holocaust? Their is enough “joking material” out there you don’t need to make jokes about every single thing.
I do not know the identities of these people. If you are one of them, I kindly ask you to stop. If you know once of them, please try to convince them to stop.
May we be protected from all harm.October 24, 2014 11:05 am at 11:05 am #1038243TheGoqParticipant
Well said Sidi!! right on target as always.October 26, 2014 1:02 am at 1:02 am #1038244
I’ve heard jokes about other things that are not funny.October 26, 2014 1:43 am at 1:43 am #1038245hodulashemParticipant
I don’t know what they are expressing in these jokes… and I do understand that this is a very serious matter that should not be joked about… and I do understand that many people would be offended by these jokes…
But I also understand that sometimes people make light of serious situations as a coping mechanism…October 26, 2014 1:56 am at 1:56 am #1038246oyyoyyoyParticipant
i think ive made an ebola joke every day since a week agoOctober 26, 2014 3:12 am at 3:12 am #1038247
Would the people who joke about ebola make jokes about cancer?October 26, 2014 4:21 am at 4:21 am #1038248
But I also understand that sometimes people make light of serious situations as a coping mechanism…
That may be true some times for some who are going through a hard time. To soften the situation they (or someone wise) would make a joke. But here, these people are stam joking around. That’s what they do. And I feel that is wrong. Like RebYidd23 said, would cancer jokes be appropriate? I think not.
oyyoyyoy, please stop!October 26, 2014 10:25 am at 10:25 am #1038249
I saw an article about Ashoka Mukpo, an American video journalist who is now home after recovering from Ebola he contracted while working in the virus-ravaged West African country of Liberia. Here are excerpts from his interview with The Associated Press.
Mukpo described the fear he felt when medical workers appeared at his bedside in the heavy duty gear needed to prevent the spread of the deadly infection.
Many West Africans who survive Ebola lose a family member, or their entire family, to the disease, Mukpo said, and his heart goes out to them.
More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in three other West African countries, Spain and the United States.
The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. Its figures show about 200 new cases since the last report, four days ago.
(Excerpts from AP)
Still see something funny?October 27, 2014 1:29 am at 1:29 am #1038250oyyoyyoyParticipant
through all the chlorineOctober 28, 2014 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #1038251cherrybimParticipant
We ought to be directing our concerns and resources toward illnesses that affect Yidden.October 28, 2014 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #1038252
cherrybim, I would disapprove of jokes referring to illnesses affecting the Jewish community ?”?.
My point still stands.October 28, 2014 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #1038253
As far as I know, Jews are no more immune to ebola than the rest of the population.October 28, 2014 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #1038254cherrybimParticipant
Just behave and stick with your own.October 29, 2014 2:05 am at 2:05 am #1038256ari-freeParticipant
Israel is right next to Africa and you know that lots of Africans come in to visit, work and even live there.October 29, 2014 5:05 am at 5:05 am #1038257vayoel mosheMember
@say I did it ur %100 right we don’t joke about cancer we shouldn’t joke about ebolaOctober 29, 2014 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm #1038258
Just behave and stick with your own.
You make it sound like those who are/were affected did something wrong. I’m not sure what.
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