December 24, 2019 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #1813722GadolhadorahParticipant
Assuming that all CR regulars would otherwise be shteiging with their chevrusah but for the tonight being nettle nacht, what are your minhagim for alternative evening activities? Have you thought about downloading all of Reb Yosef’s trolls over the past year or other “oldies but goodies” from the CR archives?December 24, 2019 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1813756
They don’t consider Dec 24 nitel night but Jan 6 because of the 13 days adjustment to the calendar.December 24, 2019 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #1813771
See Yabia Omer 7,20 about not learning.December 24, 2019 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #1813801JosephParticipant
Reb Eliezer, it’s a machlokes haposkim regarding the timing. But Rav Ovadia zt’l isn’t authoritative on this inyan. See the other thread (titled: “Nittel”) that I bumped and see the the second and third (or fourth) posts.December 25, 2019 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1813814GoldilocksParticipant
After menorah lighting tonight, I spent some time sitting in front of the menorah and playing with the chess app on my phone.
I played a chess game against the computer, and was very soundly defeated. At level one.
Nittel night just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.December 25, 2019 7:02 am at 7:02 am #1813947Avi KParticipant
The reason for the minhag was that Jews were too poor to have many sefarim in their homes and it was dangerous to be outside at night. The first part no longer applies. The second applies every night in Brooklyn.December 25, 2019 11:51 am at 11:51 am #1814059
Joseph, Rav Ovadya YD 7,20 does not have to be authoritative, but he always covers the topic at hand in great detail. I also pointed out the question how Rabbi Yeshua ben Perachai was his rebbi. Yabia Omer YD 3,9.December 25, 2019 11:52 am at 11:52 am #1814065
As most years when the 24th is not a Friday, I worked the 11 pm to 7 am shift at our town’s 911 phone center, so employees could spend time celebrating their holiday with their families. It let’s them go to Midnight services.
It was B”H a quiet night. No fire dispatches, 2 ambulance/EMS calls, one to a local nursing home and another for a woman gone into labor. No 911 calls for police emergency on the overnight.
I went to shul on the way home and will go back for a noon to 4 pm mini shift this afternoon. Regular employees return for the 4-midnight shift this afternoon.December 26, 2019 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #1814386lowerourtuition11210Participant
CTL: That works in your City (town? Village?). Cant do that in NYC.December 26, 2019 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #1814438takahmamashParticipant
I worked, and I learned a bit. Same as other nights.December 26, 2019 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #1814481
Town of just under 40,000
Growing up, I lived in a city of 150,000. We’s volunteer at the information desk of the local hospital (pre-HIPAA)
My Nephew lives near Boston, He volunteers in the VA Hospital.
There are plenty pf opportunities to volunteer in the general community on NN, even in big citiesDecember 26, 2019 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #18144921Participant
I wouldn’t volunteer to help people celebrate a holiday that has a history of Jews being killed on.December 26, 2019 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1814494MenoParticipant
I wouldn’t volunteer to help people celebrate a holiday that has a history of Jews being killed on.
Man, I’d hate to be your neighbor.December 26, 2019 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1814507GadolhadorahParticipant
Than why not volunteer to help at some yiddeshe mosdos who are short-handed because their regular volunteers are off volunteering to help the goiyeshe mosdos. Every time I think our YWN readership is a bit above the norm, you come along and shatter my naïve illusions.December 26, 2019 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #1814570
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