The Shabbos Project is Coming Again!

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  • #616467

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    So I hereby invite all the frei’a apikorsim, especially those who have fallen into either Zionism or Hassidism, to come to me for Shabbos. We’ll drink hot tea, sing zemiros, and I’ll try to knock some straight hashkofos into your krumma heads.

    To reserve, call 732-TEA-SING.

    #keepingustogether

    #1105985

    Joseph
    Participant

    I invited a tziyoni last year for the Shabbos Project. Today he is Neteuri Karta.

    #1105986

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    So tell him to come, and I’ll make him frum!

    #1105987

    147
    Participant

    I go thru my own Shabbos project every week, 1st having to project my untimely early departure from work, and then having to prepare food upfront, and then after Shabbos having to tidy up from Shabbos.

    Even at busy junctures in time, as this past month with a Chag each Monday, my own Shabbos project doesn’t take a break.

    Not even for the busiest of all days:- i.e. Erev Pesach [2021, 2025].

    #1105988

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    So come, food’s on us! I’ll seat you right between Joseph and his NK friend.

    #1105989

    147
    Participant

    seat you right between his NK friend. No thanks to offer of a seat in Gehinnom

    #1105990

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Where’s your sense of achdus?

    #keepingustogether

    #1105991

    the plumber
    Member

    Last year i invited a chofetz chaim guy…this year ill go Lubavitch

    #1105992

    Joseph
    Participant

    I’m inviting Avi Weiss, Dov Linzer and Asher Lopitan this year.

    #1105993

    sm29
    Participant

    lol invite a hippy, a democrat, a republican, a MO, a hareidi and some kids for energy. Add some spices and you got quite a salad. oy lol

    #1105994

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Last year there was a ferver and a want to do this, this year that ferver is gone and there isnt much energy to do this except among a few people.

    #1105995

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Could someone ‘esplain me what this is all about?

    #1105996

    the plumber
    Member

    Hey little froggie,

    Wanna come to me for shabbos?

    We can go challah baking

    #1105997

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Wouldn’t mind going out next Shabbos, at all. I’m currently all doozed out. Ever so slowly recovering from another bout of pneumonia.

    #1105998

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Last year i invited a chofetz chaim guy…this year ill go Lubavitch

    Is there a difference?

    #1105999

    Yidesh_kup
    Participant

    I rarely post my comments but i feel here i have to.

    I am repulsed by what i read as making fun of the intention of The Shabbos Project. If you aren’t interested in having those who are less fortunate than you or less frum than you at your table, than by all means live in your own world. Don’t invite anyone.

    There are many that don’t need a “Shabbos Project” to be inspired to invite strangers into their house for a shabbos meal and perhaps build a relationship that will plant seeds that will last several lifetimes.

    The idea to promote kiruv worldwide is admirable. It gives many people the chance to get involved in something that, IMHO will hasten the coming of Moshiach. If you not interested stay out of the way of those that are.

    #1106000

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I am repulsed by what i read as making fun of the intention of The Shabbos Project.

    You are reading it wrong.

    #1106001

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    What makes you think anyone is making fun of anything?

    #1106002

    Yidesh_kup
    Participant

    To Quote

    1.To reserve, call 732-TEA-SING.

    2. Last year i invited a chofetz chaim guy…this year ill go Lubavitch

    Is there a difference?

    3.lol invite a hippy, a democrat, a republican, a MO, a hareidi and some kids for energy. Add some spices and you got quite a salad. oy lol

    4.I invited a tziyoni last year for the Shabbos Project. Today he is Neteuri Karta.

    All this comes across as sarcasm…..If i am wrong than please be mochel…..

    #1106003

    cherrybim
    Participant

    Want to know how many are going to become frum as a result of this program; who would not otherwise become frum? Not a one.

    #1106004

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    We celebrate our differences through acknowledging them and inviting a whole spicy salad of different types of people. And we also sometimes sing about our favorite beverages.

    #1106005

    Joseph
    Participant

    Mochul loch.

    #1106006

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Moichel.

    Cherrybim, I disagree, but more than that, I don’t think that’s the only measure of success.

    #1106007

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Want to know how many are going to become frum as a result of this program; who would not otherwise become frum? Not a one.

    That is probably true or close to the truth.

    #1106008

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Why so skeptical?

    #1106009

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    I saw what happend last year

    And frankly after speaking to people last year, if they want to be more successful they need to persue this a different way. You are not going to be very successful you cant expect people to keep shabbos at first, you need to give them a taste and see how it goes and if they dont like it, accept that as an answer and move and and if they are interested give them more , but not too much at once

    #1106010

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    You would have to see what didn’t happen last year.

    #1106011

    I hadn’t opened this thread because I assumed it was an actual

    discussion of the Shabbos Project. How wrong I was… at first.

    What exactly was your intention, DaasYochid?

    (By the way, the hashtag is actually #keepingittogether – not “us”)

    #1106012

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Yes, that was intentional.

    #1106013

    I’d considered that. Now, what about your other intentions?

    #1106014

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    You had to see which other threads were active at the time I posted.

    #1106015

    Read your OP, and tell me if you’ve given away

    just a little bit of information, please. 🙂

    #1106016

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    I pariticipated last year and I had my guest bail on me last year and it seems it happend to alot of people as well and even many who attended the first meal left at some point during shabbos and by Havdalah there were very few guests left.

    And even getting guests was hard as many people did not want to give up an entire saturday and sleep over someones house (not commonly done in the general world)

    #1106017

    sm29
    Participant

    Personally, I think it’s a beautiful idea bringing Jews together to celebrate Shabbos. They probably won’t become observant right away. But the point is to give them a spark to light the flame. Yes one day is not enough. People need continuous support like partners in Torah.

    In a time like this, we need both the power of unity and Shabbos to bring blessing and Geula

    #1106018

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I’m adding people who don’t like gefilte fish to the invite list.

    #1106019

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Funny thing is , I think in one of the videos someone actually suggested just that to serve someone Gefilte Fish and they will be inspired.

    If you dont like a particular food, serving it to them is not a positive experience.

    If you are going to invite someone, Make sure you make them foods that they like, not foods you like or you think will inspire them

    #1106020

    Yidesh_kup
    Participant

    Most wont become frum from this….correct. However, one guest i had last year still come 75% of shabbossim to my home. And for the few hours she is there she is eating Kosher and NOT being a chillul Shabbos.

    All we can do is plant seeds….

    #1106021

    Joseph
    Participant

    zsdad, why must you be cynical about anything positive the frum community does?

    #1106022

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    joseph – do you mind if i throw in a response, having been (very wrongly) accused of the same thing?

    #1106023

    Joseph
    Participant

    You need my permission to respond? lol

    #1106024

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    I said and I repeat, There was more enthusiam last year and this year is likely to be a dud and last year turned out to be a dud because of the way it was run and If I was in charge Id make changes to perhaps get better response, however my ideas would not get much traction because people are not willing to think outside of the box and admit that maybe a partial shabbos to start is better than full shabbos (at least the first time).

    Invite people for one meal and one service (Friday night would probably work better) and see how it goes. Alot of people are not willing to give up a saturday for Shabbos

    #1106025

    the plumber
    Member

    We all realise that if 1 single person was inspired and eventually became frum (even if the shabbos just started the process, and he was mekarev 50 years later), the entire concept is worth it.

    Sometimes that “feel good” matziv just sets the tone.

    So yes. There is probably absolutely noone lined up after havdalah to meet the rabbi, but in a couple (maybe even 10, 20, or even 30) years. You never know

    #1106027

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Funny thing is , I think in one of the videos someone actually suggested just that to serve someone Gefilte Fish and they will be inspired.

    If you dont like a particular food, serving it to them is not a positive experience.

    They might refer to gefilte fish as “albino meatloaf”.

    #1106028

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    You never know the negative either. Someone could decide based on a bad experience that they don’t like Shabbos.

    #1106029

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    its called being considerate. the question was directed toward someone specifically.

    #1106030

    Joseph
    Participant

    You have my written permission, Syag. Please be gentle with me. 🙂

    #1106031

    the plumber
    Member

    Rebyidd

    So we shouldnt do kiruv. They might not like the torah or mitzvos

    #1106032

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    I don’t think artificial kiruv is healthy or worthwhile.

    #1106033

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Whatever works, as long as it’s halachcally acceptable. What’s artificial about it?

    #1106034

    WHAT IF RABBI GOLDSTEIN TOLD YOU

    THE POINT WAS TO BRING US TOGETHER

    [Will anyone get it? No one ever seems to…]

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