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For all those so knowledgeable: This holiday is NOT Christian in any way. that is no to say it’s not Avodah Zara because it is a Native American Avodah Zara. This holiday did not exist (and maybe still does not exist) in Europe. Proof it is not Christian. In fact, as far as i know it is only celebrated in America.
Rav Pam giving out candy is proof he had no idea this holiday had anything to do with Avodah Zara. In addition to the fact many young people don’t know that it was DANGEROUS not to back then. Yes dangerous. In Brooklyn. There could’ve have been many different kind of consequences, depending on the type of neighbors you had, or even the type of friends THEY had that specific year. Using Rav Pam as an example When he lived in not such a safe neighborhood shows that in those years it was an inyan of PIKUACH NEFESH.
Another reason I once herd from somebody who claims when he asked Rav Pam why he was doing it if the Sakana was not so bad any more, Rav Pam said, there were Jewish children in public school who are going around at least they will once taste something kosher and know that kosher food is not so bad. Also maybe they wont fear the religious people so much. (for those who remember what the attitude was toward European immigrants back then.)
Why not? Go to NYC subway and see how perfectly it fits the description.
I wish you good luck! This idea is not so far fetched and even exists to a certain degree in Yerushalaim and Bnei Brak. There are places Looking more like alleys or even stairs that have street names. and no cars officially are allowed. Even Emergencv vehicles. (well, they actually don’t fit) Occasionally, some crazy on a motor cycle drives through and down the stairs.
Despite that, you’ll always find people on the busy streets even with kids. But you are right. It is much easier to let kids out to play knowing the car wont come to them. there is a significant distance they must go to reach the street.
PBA: It’s bought down by ????? ????? they translated ?????? ??? ?????? .
You mean the yellow overalls the construction workers wear who work on the train tracks?
Joseph: Why don’t you go read your own posts?
Because there is no “v” in Arabic. Just like East Europeans drink “vater” not “water” because the “w” is pronounced like the english “V”.
The torah has a solution for everybody but its not a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Everybody does as they see fit to deal with their situation.
What’s it got to do with out of town? Where do you live – On the moon?????? There it never rains.
It seems that some just skim over the posts and then post something based on the main words that caught their eye without really reading.
Some refer to being lax as “modern”. While others automatically add the word “orthodox” resulting in people being labelled unintentionally as “MO”. Not everybody who calls themself “modern” or uses the word “modern” as an excuse to violate halacha consider themself “MO” or part of the MO community.
DY, Why? ????????? ?? ????
give them their space!
mw13, You don’t think making them turn off the tv and music falls under the category of entitlement?!?
Why don’t you try catching heavy rocks being hurled at you, this way you wont have to bring them with you. Just catch and throw back. (unless your in a car, of course).
The famous BROOKLYN ACCENT is officially Italian. Just like boston is british – as mentioned above.
But if your that curious, and it’s that important to you, your only option is to go and speak to them individually.
DY, Probably not. Nobody can say anti-semitism about an ipad.
Goq, If the woman went on tv then she was obviously doing what she was doing for attention and NOT LSHMAH. People don’t seem to realize making a kiddush hashem does not equal getting the noble peace prize.
I was once in Astroland and a man WEARING A SHTREIMAL went on the cyclone. Needless to say his shtreimal fell off. He had taanos to them that they weren’t going to stop the ride for him to get his shtreimal. They did say they would retrieve it at the end of the day, not to loose the customers waiting on line. That does not fall under the category of anti-semitism even though he actually felt, at the time, that it did. Some minimum common sense includes NOT going on a rollercoaster wearing a shtreimal.
I think that’s closer to the point the OP is trying to make.
YW fan, Chazal say “?????? ??? ?????”
DaasYochid, I’m surprised. Your opinions in the past were allot more balanced. The OP does have a point. Why does anyone have to go between the goyim to prove themselves different were unnecessary. Keeping Shabbos while holding a job is one thing. Going to a gym – there are jewish places too.
In general, if there are other options it falls under the caragory of provocative.