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  • #598367

    OlamHaba
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    In the summer Shabbos afternoon is very long I am interested to know what people do during this time. I once heard the Rebbe from Tolna disscus this topic – so lets hear what people do

    #838690

    popa_bar_abba
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    Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

    #838691

    men or women? from a woman’s point of view, i can tell you i usually get together with friends and/or go to a shiur, or stay home and spend quality time with my family

    #838692

    OlamHaba
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    How long do you sleep ?

    #838693

    after shul and lunch, we go for a family walk…dropping in on friends along the way…

    Later in the afternoon the Rabbi has a shuir he calls “Torah on the Green”…basically getting together outside in his backyard…there is something very peacful about learning outside on a nice summer day

    #838694

    OlamHaba
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    mikehall12382 – no sleeping ?

    #838695

    mustangrider
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    i read.

    #838696

    cantoresq
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    I sleep, I visit with friends, I learn, I read. Most valuable, I spend some time with my wife just talking.

    #838697

    OlamHaba
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    How many hours to you read ?

    #838698

    mamashtakah
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    I usually take a nap after I get home from shule in the morning, so in the afternoon I play a game or two with the kids, then read or learn until 5:45 mincha. (By the way, anyone ever play “Perpetual Commotion?” It’s a great game to play with kids about 10 and up.)

    #838699

    OlamHaba
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    My little son < 13 plays Monopoly with his friend his brother > 13 berates him – I didnot get involved but i think it is ok for a < 13 to play monopoly on shabbos ?

    #838700

    kako
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    Sleep, then learning with the kids, then chabrusa, then shiur, then mincha …

    #838701

    OlamHaba…”mikehall12382 – no sleeping’

    Not a chance with my kids 🙂

    #838702

    MichaelC
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    learn torah

    #838703

    mewho
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    eat of course…..it is after lunch but before dinner (shalosh seudos) so there is time to eat some more.

    #838704

    TheGoq
    Participant

    read sleep eat repeat

    #838705

    dunno
    Member

    SLEEP!! Too embarrased to say how much lol

    #838706

    zahavasdad
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    Go to the park with kiddos and klotch

    #838707

    WIY
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    Learn, schmooze with family/friends some, sometimes eat a little something.

    #838708

    quark2
    Member

    When i am bored on Shabbos, i usually do one of three things:

    Learn

    Read

    Sing (kumzitz)

    #838709

    OlamHaba
    Member

    Tell me , now be truthfull , who finds shabbos boring ?

    #838710

    photogenic
    Member

    Appreciate the Shabbos 🙂 No modern technology interruptions.

    #838711

    seeallsides
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    love shabbos- boring cause i can’t chk my computer every minute to see what’s happening – as if it matters? I wish we had two days shabbos-it totally reaffirms my values

    #838712

    I DO NOT send text messages

    #838713

    gavra_at_work
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    Usually one of four things, or a combination of all:

    1: let Ittisa sleep

    2: Sleep myself

    3: Read/learn

    4: Visit elderly relatives.

    #838714

    cantoresq
    Member

    I usually read/learn for 2-3 hours on a long Shabbos afternoon. But I should qualify my statement. The learning/reading usually occurs outside with me laying in a lounge chair, with a pitcher of something cold and sour and a book/sefer. The content of the Sefer may vary, but the books are virtually all Jewish history.

    #838715

    WIY
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    Gavra

    Do you speak to your Ittisa in Aramaic?

    #838716

    gavra_at_work
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    Do you speak to your Ittisa in Aramaic?

    No. Have you ever tried to speak practical (not talmudic) Aramaic? Very difficult. Might I recommend My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar. I found it a very interesting read.

    #838717

    popa_bar_abba
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    Might I recommend My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar. I found it a very interesting read.

    That was a fascinating book.

    Nevertheless, I found myself snorting when he was comparing hebrew words to aramaic words for his professor.

    For blazes sake, any yeshiva guy could tell you far more words, and could even tell you rules for the sorts of sounds that get switched. (like the hebrew ? turning into the aramaic ?, for example- ???- ???, and all the rest.)

    #838718

    adorable
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    i just spend shabbos with a couple of sem (BJJ) graduates and they told me that their principal told them not to read magazines. its a waste of time to spend shabbos that way. they should read the parsha with rashi if they have time and if they still have time they should read the ramban. i dont get it! aren’t girls allowed to just relax?

    #838719

    Another name
    Participant

    adorable, are you sure that they meant all magazines or were they referring to specific controversial ones?

    I don’t believe the girls are supposed to be the “learners,” and the guys don’t like that. Everyone has to relax sometimes and the hamodia or binah seem pretty harmless…

    #838720

    L613
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    Gavra – loved that book. A random old Jewish lady sitting next to me at Jury Duty recommended it to me.

    As for me on Shabbos – I run groups for the girls in the neighborhood who are super bored on Shabbos afternoon (50+ girls attend). So most of my time I spend preparing. I also visit with friends.

    #838721

    adorable
    Participant

    i heard that they specifically tell the girls not to read any magazines. its not the issue with reading the controversial issues but its more like why are you wasting the precious shabbos hours. she lets you read them during the week though, but not on shabbos.

    #838722

    MiddlePath
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    Shabbos is a day to do things that help you relax and be happy. If you enjoy reading magazines, go ahead. I personally like to sleep on Shabbos afternoon.

    #838723

    Adorable-

    They probably learned the halachos of what is muttar to read on Shabbos and it could be that those magazines dont fit in that picture. (I know there are halachos about this that are widely ignored)

    #838724

    adorable
    Participant

    no!!! you dont have to believe me but they learnt that you can read the magazines (its not the issue now about if they are app to read- the issue is if you should read them on shabbos!!!!!!)

    #838725

    twisted
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    Shabbos day schedule: Netz, home for kiddush/coffee, put finnishing touch on parsha, a 20 minute sheinas shacharis if I am feeling beaten up from the week, 930 learn with chavrusa hilchos shabbos until called for laining at a late starting chabad minyan, lunch. Early mincha at 1:30 in the summer. Cross town to learn with a homebound. (Last shabbos it was 102F). Drop in on a sfardi rov lecturing on hilchos shabbos. 4:00 home to nosh and hit the books, do homework for weekday learning routine. Seudah shlishis not rushed, Maariv. In the winter, same just condensed. I don’t like to go away for Shabbos. I love my busy day.

    #838726

    R.T.
    Participant

    Depending on the time/season of the year, I usually try to cover Pirkei Avot, Sefer Daniel, Sefer Mishlei, Sefer Iyov as well as daily Tehillim, Sefer Yetzira, Otzrot Chaim. A nap is nice if time permits.

    #838727

    yentingyenta
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    sleep a bit, then study some niflaos haborei (medical stuff). i’m odd in the way that studying is more relaxing sometimes than sleeping, esp if its w/in 2 weeks of a test…..

    if i have vaca, i try to visit my friend and her family

    #838728

    hello5
    Member

    Sleep??????!!!!!!!!

    #838729

    2scents
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    Studying medicine on Shabbos is questionable.

    I once heard that if you are a practicing medical professional you are permitted to study, since you might be saving a life by learning something new.

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