January 12, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #594154
I am in the habit of always saying “Thank G-D” when anyone asks how I am doing(even to non-Jews). I have people stare at me sometimes like I am a nut. A checkout girl laughed when I gave her this answer.Anyone not say “Thank G-D” when asked this question due to such responses. I am not considering stopping C’V, I was just wondering if anyone else gets these types of responses.January 12, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #727403
People forgot who G-d is.January 12, 2011 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #727404
a few years ago i started saying thank G-d instead of Boruch Hashem because Boruch Hashem began to lose meaningJanuary 12, 2011 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #727405
Eclipse, you are right(unfortunately). I remember hearing rabbi Shchafer of “the Shmuz” talking about bumper stickers. He said in the 70s they had bumper stickers that said “Looking for it”, then they came out with “I found it” and then “Not even looking for it” all referring to Hashem.
Mr.80, what do you mean it lost meaning? I chose to say Thank G-D over Baruch Hashem because I speak with a lot non -religious and a lot of non-Jews (as we all do) and it is hard for me to interchange and have to think which to say.
I always find it funny when people say “Thank(s) G-D”. What happens if they mess up and put the ‘s’ after G-D? Avodah Zarah?January 12, 2011 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #727406
what i mean is that people say it and hear it by rote
especially when it is always said with the same inflections
BAAAAW ruchHashem.January 12, 2011 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #727407
to non-Jews I say ‘Thank G-D’; to Jews I say literally “B’H”, in which case I often get a look & havta explain myself that it’s (the abbreviation for) ‘Baruch Hashem’January 12, 2011 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #727408SJSinNYCMember
I say “Thank G-d” and have never been given funny looks or comments.
My sister was in seminary and we went to visit her. We were staying at the LaRomme Hotel. Al Gore was there (for some reason, the King David was booked solid for something else and he ended up there). Anyway, they cleared out the lobby but we went up to a floor where the hallway overlooked the lobby. As Al Gore walked through, my sister called down “Hi Mr. Gore!” He turned and looked up and said “How are you doing?” to which she responded “Baruch Hashem!” The Israeli soldiers with him were laughing hysterically.January 12, 2011 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #727409Ken ZaynMember
Mod 80, How about trying other variations of the same thing eg yishtabach sh’moi, or loib der eibishter etc etc.
Who can think of any others?January 12, 2011 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #727410
Mod 80 that “trup” is funny!January 12, 2011 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #727411
did you understand what i meant? i wasnt sure how to write it.January 12, 2011 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #727412
Mod 80- yeah,I’m always imitating it!(uh…in a good way)January 12, 2011 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #727413
Always Here, I think you would save yourself a lot of time if you skipped the abbreviations. Always “you gots some splanin’ to do”January 12, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #727415
lol, Sender Av… but that’s what comes naturally outta my mouth.January 12, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #727416deiyezoogerMember
“abi ich hub an aibishter”January 13, 2011 4:01 am at 4:01 am #727417
dirty trick…bump up!!!January 13, 2011 4:10 am at 4:10 am #727418oomisParticipant
I have been known to answer B”H to non-Jews, without thinking. When they would look at me blankly, I would realize that like Lucy, I had some ‘splainin’ to do.January 13, 2011 4:19 am at 4:19 am #727419
Sender Av– are you referring to ‘rhetorical question’?? I was surprised that that new thread went up, so quickly after yours, & so similar. IMHOJanuary 13, 2011 4:38 am at 4:38 am #727420
Always here, I was also surprised. I wonder what could have inspired the thread?
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