May 30, 2011 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #597177
How many here are going to the Salute to Israel Parade next Sunday at 11 aM on 5th Avenue in Manhattan?May 31, 2011 12:48 am at 12:48 am #773112ItcheSrulikMember
I am. I may end up marching twice.May 31, 2011 1:19 am at 1:19 am #773113
i think CR folk should have a special tshirt so we can wave to each other. perhaps a hat?
there are CR hats…california rockiesMay 31, 2011 1:42 am at 1:42 am #773114whatelseisleftMember
MEEMay 31, 2011 1:57 am at 1:57 am #773115
Always wondered why some schools do not participate in the parade.May 31, 2011 2:07 am at 2:07 am #773116Pac / ManMember
Z’sdad: Because the medina is a maisa satan.May 31, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #773117whatelseisleftMember
please?May 31, 2011 2:11 am at 2:11 am #773118popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Always wondered why some schools do not participate in the parade.
Because they love jews, and love ??? ?????, but have little affinity with the governmental entity called “Israel”.May 31, 2011 2:16 am at 2:16 am #773119am yisrael chaiParticipant
and don’t want to lose time from learningMay 31, 2011 2:16 am at 2:16 am #773120
The parade is not about the government, Thats why there is a concert / rally in central park.
It was started by people who disagree with the Israeli governmentMay 31, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #773121
the parade can be made into a learning experience.
can teach the children about when Israel became a state and so many of us have family who was there at the time.May 31, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #773122estherhamalkaMember
I am be”h. I have to watch my kids march and do the dance/march they’ve been practicing for weeks!May 31, 2011 2:55 am at 2:55 am #773123Sister BearMember
Me!!!!!!! If I can get there in time 🙂May 31, 2011 7:14 am at 7:14 am #773126Dovid S.Member
I’m already in E”Y, B”H, so I can’t come 😛 . For all who do come, thank you for having a realistic outlook about things and not just blindly dismissing everything. Yehi Ratzon that you are going to make Aliya, and if you do, to a better Medina than there is at the moment.
For those who criticize the Medina, I agree it is NOT perfect in every, or even MOST of the ways. As a settler, I have witnessed first-hand the injustices against religious Yidden and against patriots by the police who follow the Medina’s campaign of self-destruction and appeasement to Obama and the “UN” Yimach Shmam. But I still live here, and happily! PBA: this ‘maase satan’ is a product of your imagination. Read the sefer Hatkufa Hagedolah by HaRav Kasher zt”l. An eye-opening work, I say. You will see the list of rabbonim who supported the Medina, and the reasons why. There is another sefer that has a long list of Rabbonim and quotes on their support (I don’t remember the name, I’ll check today in the Beis Medrash and post it later). But believe me, their support did not depend on whether it is to their liking at first or not (Well, at least most of them…). It was the IDEA of a medina they supported. I know that some of the aforementioned Rabbonim got disillusioned with the idea because it didn’t fit the image of a religious state, but that is NOT a majority. We waited 2,000 years for our own Medina, and just because in the first 63 years of independence it dosen’t fit our dreams dosen’t mean we should follow NK and go kiss and make up with Sonei Yisrael like Ahmadinejad Yimach Shmo. We waited 2,000 years for an opportunity for this, we can wait a little bit more to see the product before dismissing it as ‘maase satan’. As the Israelis say: ‘??? ???’.
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looking forward to seeing you all there even though i won’t know who you are.
🙂May 31, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm #773128cshapiroMember
not i, for i will be sitting in a cpa review course from 8:30 to 5:15…yay what fun!!! oh well, enjoy!!May 31, 2011 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #773129
good luck cshapiro.
please tell your friends to come.
a big turnout would be great!May 31, 2011 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #773130
Its very invigorating seeing 100,000 jews or so in the same placeMay 31, 2011 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #773131
agreed , great feeling
achdus!!June 1, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am #773132ItcheSrulikMember
Pac Man: Do you fast? There are people who honestly believe that, and they fast. Others spout the line because of their hatred for their fellow Jews.June 1, 2011 12:38 am at 12:38 am #773133TheGoqParticipant
Id love to go but i got met’s ticketsJune 1, 2011 12:47 am at 12:47 am #773134Pac / ManMember
Yes, I fast and wear sackcloth.June 1, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am #773135
hmmm….mets or parade….mets or parade…….June 1, 2011 12:59 am at 12:59 am #773136
oh forgot to mention …,my house is yankee fansJune 1, 2011 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #773137
weather is supposed to be nice. come on downJune 1, 2011 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #773138AriInMDParticipant
We often talk about achdus between different communities of Jews, but this is a chance to demonstrate it. Hundreds of thousands of Jews–from secular to Haredi, with everything in between–will gather to support the State of Israel and/or the Jews in Ertez Yisrael. We don’t have to agree on everything to find this to be a meaningful and inspiring event.June 1, 2011 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #773140mikehall12382Member
“Because the medina is a maisa satan.”
I think that is a bit much, you may not agree with the Modern State, but it’s within the Modern State of Israel one can learn torah all day and receive a stipen form this Maisa Satan, not to mention free schooling for their kids!June 1, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #773141
I agree with AriInMDJune 1, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #773142mikehall12382Member
AriInMD…I agree with you 100%, if only it was that easy :(…perhaps when this really happens we will warrant the comming of Moshiach
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