April 5, 2016 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #617520BarDorParticipant
Thanks to first responders and to Hatzala for the prompt and attentive assistance that I received during a recent visit to Flatbush. The incident occurred on Tuesday March 5 just before 7:00pm when I tripped and fell into an open basement sidewalk access door while walking along Coney Island Avenue between Ave K and Ave J.
I was incapacitated by my injuries. Still I was aware of 2 or 3 men who came nearly immediately to assist and comfort me and call for assistance. Their presence and actions were indeed a great aid and comfort in the very uncertain situation in which I found myself. They acted very effectively in preventing me from suffering further injury. They comforted me with reassuring words and contacted Hatzala who also responded very quickly and further treated me in a most effective, professional and menchlech way.
Although my visit was marred by the injuries the warmth and caring that I experienced were very memorable and certainly eased my suffering to a great degree.
I am asking to hear from these individuals who provided assistance and comfort to me. Because of my condition I did not have any opportunity to thank them for their chesed and zrizus in acting to assist me and save me from further injury. I am also interested in learning more details of the event as may be provided by those who were at the scene.April 6, 2016 3:52 am at 3:52 am #1145813
Another out-of-towner impressed with an only-in-Brooklyn heartwarming story, another day in Brooklyn.
No wonder so many OOTers make their home in Brooklyn!April 6, 2016 6:40 am at 6:40 am #1145814takahmamashParticipant
No wonder so many OOTers make their home in Brooklyn!
I’m not sure why that is – there’s no mitzvah to live in Brooklyn. I’d think that people interested in keeping all the mitzvot would be living in E”Y.April 6, 2016 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #1145815🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
oh joseph, had to catch my breath after that one. still laughing.
besides many other ironies in your point, do you realize that the chances of falling in an open sidewalk basement entrance in the first place are probably close to nil in frum OOT cities.April 6, 2016 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #1145816
On OOT unpaved roadways and sidewalks? I’d venture its more likely if it is even walkable rather than requiring a car, which can be avoided in town. (Besides, the falling itself being a sidepoint merely demonstrating the beautiful nature of in town life and the everyday common chesed that is found every moment, ongoing, 24/7 without notice and on the fly.)
But you needn’t be jealous. You, too, can move to the great metropolis of Jewish life and you’ll meet up with many of your former OOTers who moved here long ago.
There must be very very good reasons so many of Acheinu Bnei Yisroel chose to move to in town after stifling OOT.April 6, 2016 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #1145817HealthParticipant
Takamamash -“I’d think that people interested in keeping all the mitzvot would be living in E”Y.”
I agree with you. I don’t want to live in Lakewood, because they’re too many Brooklynites!April 12, 2016 10:49 am at 10:49 am #1145818BarDorParticipant
I’m pleased that my comment elicited expressions of pride in your city and the communities that comprise it.
For me the takeaway from the incident is that Jews with chessed are everywhere and a Jew is never alone wherever he finds himself. All Jewish communities possess great qualities. Each in its own way.
Its always good to have hakoras tova and a sense of who we are in Hashem’s world. Am still hoping to have the opportunity to personally thank those who assisted me. I hope they may read this at some point.November 9, 2017 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #1400922
BarDor, where you ever able to find those wonderful New Yorkers?
New York Yidden tend to prefer to do their Chesed anonymously, and seek no reward or recognition.November 10, 2017 7:32 am at 7:32 am #1400954👑RebYidd23Participant
No out of towner lives in Brooklyn.November 10, 2017 8:17 am at 8:17 am #1400957
Did you miss reading “former” OOTers?November 10, 2017 8:53 am at 8:53 am #1400961👑RebYidd23Participant
A true OOTer never moves into town.November 10, 2017 8:58 am at 8:58 am #1400964☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Did you miss reading “former” OOTers?
Did you miss writing, “No wonder so many OOTers make their home in Brooklyn!”November 10, 2017 9:10 am at 9:10 am #1400969MenoParticipant
On OOT unpaved roadways and sidewalks? I’d venture its more likely if it is even walkable rather than requiring a car, which can be avoided in town.
Have you ever even been out of Brooklyn?November 10, 2017 9:26 am at 9:26 am #1400977
“Did you miss writing, “No wonder so many OOTers make their home in Brooklyn!”
It’s been over a year and a half. I gotta remember everything forever?
“Have you ever even been out of Brooklyn?”
I’ve made many tours out. And seen missing sidewalks forcing pedestrians to cower walking on the side of the road.November 10, 2017 9:26 am at 9:26 am #1400978HealthParticipant
Meno -“Have you ever even been out of Brooklyn?”
He’s been to Lakewood, but that’s really NY!November 10, 2017 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #1401054DovidBTParticipant
Is the ability to make up words like “OOTer” unique to the English language?November 10, 2017 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm #1401090
No, all living languages develop and change.
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