July 9, 2013 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #610005ANONANOParticipant
This weekend is supposed to be very nice weather for most of the northeast. Any suggestions for fun outdoor activities that doesn’t conflict with observance of the nine day?July 9, 2013 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #965019akupermaParticipant
Go to the park, with wi-fi, log on to the news. It’s suitably depressing. Save the Israeli news for Tisha b’Av.July 9, 2013 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #965020
If you are in Chicago go to a Cubs game on the 9 days. It has been making people cry for over a hundred yearsJuly 9, 2013 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #965021MorahRachMember
Have a picnic in Central Park with your family them check out a free museum.July 9, 2013 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #965022pixelateMember
lololJuly 9, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #965023147Participant
I adapted a picture of the Jews going into captivity at Churban haBayis for BackGround picture on my computer screen for duration of the 9 days.July 10, 2013 2:11 am at 2:11 am #965024UtahMember
Go bikingJuly 10, 2013 2:19 am at 2:19 am #965025VogueMember
um uhh go hikingJuly 10, 2013 2:39 am at 2:39 am #965026TheGoqParticipant
That’s true musser zoger but at least the are better than the sox this year.July 10, 2013 2:45 am at 2:45 am #965027rebdonielMember
How about checking out the Holocaust Memorials? There’s the one at Battery Park City and the one in Sheepshead Bay.
Another idea would be to see if you can speak with survivors. I’d like to start a program where descendants of Jewish victims of Arab anti-semitism can speak. I can speak to the struggles faced by Jews in Syria and Yemen on a firsthand basis. Our story is one that needs to be told somehow. IY”H, I plan on speaking this week with a friend’s grandparents, who were Sephardic Survivors of the Shoah, whose story goes unnoticed and forgotten in many cases. The Nazis, y”s, destroyed countless Sephardic communities in Greece, Salonica, Monastir, Rhodes, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and other such places in the Balkans, where such greats as the Binyamin Ze’ev, Pele Yoetz, Hakham Salomon Gaon, and others hailed from.July 10, 2013 2:57 am at 2:57 am #965028jewishfeminist02Member
“I can speak to the struggles faced by Jews in Syria and Yemen on a firsthand basis.”
Really? Did you grow up in Syria and Yemen?July 10, 2013 5:26 am at 5:26 am #965029rebdonielMember
My grandparents did, and I have direct testimony to their struggles and persecutions. I can also speak of many other persecutions, sometimes endured at the hands of reshaim.
This is a period for edifying one another and embodying ahavat yisrael. We have enough enemies from among the goyim. This is why I believe one Jew hurting another Jew is one of the saddest things that goes on. We need to stand together and accomplish our collective tafkid as a nation and as an am segulah. Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Reform, Conservative, Litvish, Chasidishe, etc. ought to make no difference. Regardless of whether Jews lived under Muslims or Christians, there was persecution, and I am called to make my family’s story known. I know where exactly my ancestors came from in Syria and Yemen (too bad I can’t know where my Syrian ancestors originally lived in Spain and Portugal), and to make the horrors they endured known to the world is one of my goals in life. I’d also like to learn more about my mother’s family’s Bnei Anusim roots (as many as 30% of Southern Italians have Jewish ancestry, and many of them are returning to the Jewish People) and make the story of the Jews of San Nicandro and other places in Italy known. We are living in remarkable times, where all of the dispersed seed of Israel, no matter how distant they may be, are being drawn back into klal yisrael.July 10, 2013 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #965030notasheepMember
For those who obviously never read the whole of the first post – in the northeast. So the poster is definitely not in Chicago and likely not in NY either. I don’t think the poster wants specific locations, just activities.
I would avoid swimming, hiking and biking actually since one is supposed to avoid dangerous activitiesJuly 10, 2013 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #965031ANONANOParticipant
Thanks Notasheep, I in fact do not live in the Tri-state area and nowhere close to Chicago but still appreciate these ideas. I’m just finding it difficult to come up with appropriate activities and for all those that say you shouldn’t be going on outings this week its not so realistic for everybody.July 10, 2013 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #965032MorahRachMember
How old are your kids? I’m taking my son to the Park today then maybe to the zooJuly 10, 2013 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #965033miritchkaMember
going to a park is a great idea. Any quality time spent with family is beautiful and should be taken advantage of to the fullest. a picnic lunch, a ball, a jumprope, skip-it, etc…are fun things to do in the park. Think about it, with all our busy schedules, when was the last time you played jumprope or ball with your kids? (rhetorical question) Enjoy it! I plan on going to the park with my kids, parents and grandparents so we can all spend time together!July 10, 2013 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #965034sharpMember
The park. Young children can never get enough of it.July 10, 2013 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #965035notasheepMember
ANON – I was merely suggesting that generic ideas are better than specific locations. Parks are good, as are forest areas, the beach, window shopping. If you have kids, jungle gyms or indoor play parks are also goodJuly 10, 2013 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #965036
rd- “Reform, Conservative…” these people are kofrim. they are not a branch/sect of yiddishkeit. they dont practice judaism.July 11, 2013 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #965037
rd- “Reform, Conservative…” these people are kofrim. they are not a branch/sect of yiddishkeit. they dont practice judaism.
Reform and conservative Jews are not kofrim. The Chazon Ish was clear that they are Tinok shenishbu. They don’t know any better. You are so smug and if everybody isnt as frum as you, they are kofrim and reshaim. They are Jews as much as you are. As the Ramban says they may be shogeg but the way you talk about fellow jews are Mazid. And during the nine tug! Hashem yerachem.July 11, 2013 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #965039popa_bar_abbaParticipant
musser: I don’t think that being a tinok shenishba is inconsistent with being a kofer.
I think that is the whole point–that someone can be a kofer but can be excused because they are a tinok shenishba.July 11, 2013 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #965040
mz- i dont know which chazon ish you are speaking about, but i dont understand how anyone nowadays can be considered so . TS”N means they cant/dont know beter, due to a lack of coming in contact with frum jews. that doesnt apply to most reform and conservative jews.
i am not being smug. my level of religious practice and adherence has nothing to do with their status. actually, you are accusing me of something for absolutely no reason, and are being cheshed bikshairim. and during the nein teg. wow.July 11, 2013 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #965041
The Chazon ish is YD Siman 2 sif 16 concerning Ts”n
you are calling Yidden kofrim. How can one be kofer Hashem, when they have no idea about Hashem. Do you have any idea how many Yiden are taken in by Reform/Conservs because they have no Jewish education and don’t know what real yiddishkeit is. Ref/Cons is way more convenient just because they are all over. They are also more welcoming than most ortho shuls. This is the musser we need to take during these days.July 11, 2013 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #965042
mz- ill try to look it up. acc. to R chaim soloveitchik one neednt be kofer in HKBH on purpose to be an apikores. “nebach an apikores is oicht an apikores”. if one doesnt believe in the ikrim, he is a kofer. i dont see the pitiful state of our ability to be mekarev them makes the ois-apikorsim.July 11, 2013 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #965043
To be an apikores one has to know what he denies. How can H’ hold a Yid responsible if he has no clue about Hashem. Avraham Avinu was oich a koferoriginally according to R’ Chaim Brisker. He was modeh to a”z. Just like A”A came around to the truth so all Yidden who we call reform and conser should come around. But we have to help them or we cant fault them because the fault is really ours.
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