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    The NYPL (New York Public Library) recently eliminated ALL 9100%) Sunday hours, in ALL (100%) of its branches. This means no more Sunday hours for libraries in:
    Manhattan, The Bronx. and Staten Island.

    QUESTION: What kind of people suffer the most from this?


    This recent budget cut, and all recent budget cuts to all NYC government agencies, are being done to pay for many millions of ILLEGAL ALIENS (not legal immigrants).

    These ILLEGAL ALIENS are being allowed to enter the USA for only ONE reason:

    The Democratic Party expects these people to vote for The Democratic Party.

    If the The Democratic Party believed that the ILLEGAL ALIENS would vote for the Republicans, then they none of them would have been allowed to enter the USA.

    More specifically, The Democratic Party strongly desires to implement Socialist policies, so they accept millions of ILLEGAL ALIENS from countries where Socialist policies are much more accepted than they are by most USA citizens.

    IN CONCLUSION, the NYPL, and all other NYC government agencies are implementing drastic budget cuts, so the government can import millions of ILLEGAL ALIENS, so The Democratic Party can implement Socialist policies that violate The American Constitution and the American traditions of freedom and democracy.

    PS: ILLEGAL ALIENS are NOT tested for diseases and are NOT subjected to criminal background checks. What could possibly go wrong?


    Who said that illegal immigrants are more accepting of socialist policies? A lot of them come from countries that were essentially destroyed by socialist policies and are looking for refuge here.


    I suspect it has more to do with anti-Semitism. The library profession from which I recently retired has always been very tolerant of anti-Semitism, and the current waive of anti-Semitism which is now considered normative in the WOKE community (and most librarians are very WOKE) is the most likely explanation.

    While the NYPL public libraries are government agencies, complaining to the politicians probably won’t help as most of them are progressive Democrats who probably see closing the libraries on Sunday as a cost efficient way to show their dislike of Jews.


    Who needs the library on Sunday?
    Those who work whole week, should spend yom rishon learning & with the family
    Those who do not, can visit the library on Fridays.
    Are you looking for a place to send your kids away on the day they might not have school, so that you can sleep on the weekend and not deal with them?


    The NYPL is Antisemitic? Lol, That’s why they closed on Sunday.
    I better reason is the Chasidish Rebbe’s convinced them to close because they heard some of their more “Open-minded” followers were taking their Kinderlach there & exposing them to all kind of Kefira & Tarfus.
    There was quite a kerfuffle at one Cheder when a Rebbe saw a boy had in his bag a book about dinosaurs.


    @Kuvult, in the early 2000 I worked for one of the 3 Library systems NYC and the yeshivas were making a big deal about unfettered library use, when I went to reregister my kids for the new year and assistant principal was going thru the forms and he asked me what about library use I took out my work ID and said I go there daily and spend hours there, he laughed and said get out of my office.

    That being said I can tell firsthand the library system a bastion of the far far left but I think everyone knew that, but cutting back on Sunday hours = being antisemitic is a huge stretch.



    1. Public libraries in general have long preferred opening on Saturday and closing on Sunday, even in neighborhoods with large Shomer Shabbos populations. Compare the Saturday hours to the Sunday hours. And as a consequence, they are unable to accommodate staff members who are unwilling to work on Saturday.

    2. These biases go way back. Over a century ago, New York State’s librarian was fired at the insistence of the legislature since he was openly anti-Semitic – and the library profession was outraged by the legislature’s bias. Job discrimination even against non-frum Jews continued through the mid-20th century, and even today it is hard for someone who is openly Orthodox (Shomer Shabbos, and whose clothing and preferred days off based on the Jewish calendar) to get a job as a librarian unless working for a Jewish library or as a specialist in Jewish/Hebrew studies.

    3. The people running NYPL are left wing Democrats, as is most of the city government. The new “politically correct” position is that all Jews (not just religious ones, though we are the most visible) are public enemies who should be discriminated against. What we would want is for advocates of “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” to be seen as what they are, Nazis if 21st dress and treated accordingly (fired and marginalized) but the reality is that they control most of the political institutes in blue cities and states.


    Just like the antisemitism at colleges is good in the sense that it can keep Jewish kids away from harmful places, this is the same thing; Hashem wants to give us the tools we need to fight the influence of the goyim.


    R Avigdor Miller says that if you prefer reading English books – to read classics that teach proper middos, like working ethics. AAQ: if yo can still find them in the libraries. You are better off finding good old books at library book sales, where they sell old books donated by patrons. Next challenge: interest kids in reading them.


    I also remember Rabbi Avigdor Miller [ZTL ZYA]
    recommending old books, that were written
    before the world became insane.

    David Thomas (a retired newspaper editor) said:

    “I read old books because I would rather learn from
    those who built civilization than those who tore it down.”


    A good phrase, but more generally, part of the value of “old” things is – we know they survived time and were found out to be useful . Recent stuff – we don’t know how long it will last. Gemora pages were reviewed and amended over centuries. Many early baraitas are reviewed and rejected in Gemora, so the one hat survived the editing process are of higher quality.


    Just to clarify, there are no “early” or later braisos. The vast majority were compiled by rebbe chiyah and rebbe oshaya, and these are treated the same as a mishnaj, just were left out by rebbe Yehuda hanasi(bra”ah, outside)

    Some other braisos were in circulation and the gemara will rarely say that the braisoh was corrupted, but not in the main body of braisos from rebbe chiyah and rebbe oshayah.


    I was not accuracte, I meant baraitas “early” comparing with amoraim. I don’t think they are treated the same. When gemora considers a need to amend, amending baraita is preferable to amending a mishna. Not sure whether the baraitos you mention have same status as mishna.

    PS relevance to the OP: you see, we can have a scholarly conversation on a yom rishon without NYPL.


    @AAQ, it is called hijacking a thread

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