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When someone comes to my house collecting,I do not open the door. On the street I always give if I have money on me. .50 cents or a dollar is not going to make a dent on anyone. I always learned when I was growing up that you should always give tzdaka even if you think their a phony because if they are real, great!and if they are a phony it will be taken from them and go to someone who needs it. You still get the schar.Especially if my kids are with me so they learn to give(which they have).
These days we are so lucky to have hechsherim on all our fooods.We are so spoiled!
I was in the rest area on the Palisades a few months ago and I saw a man (with a yarmaka) pick up and bagel and butter sandwich wrapped in a plain plastic,no name or hechsher.
I mentioned that there’s no hechsher and he answered me “it’s only bread and butter”. I should have answered that the bagel could have lard in it but I didn’t know what to answer at that time.
Bottom line….ARE WE LIVING IN A JUNGLE? WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW DON’T BUY IT!
The comment from that mother was uncalled for!That is the reason you have children in the class who pick on,tease or beatup other children.They learn ALOT from their parents.Look at other elements out there,the 3 – 4 year olds are using foul language WHY?because that’s what they hear all the time in their house.September 6, 2011 5:30 am at 5:30 am in reply to: Does Anyone Else Find This Short Story Disturbing? #840696
I have gone out of town for shabbosim and walking to shul you will have people wish you gut shabbos and some not.
It’s not only brooklyn , we all have to wake up and open our eyes.
I’m not saying to walk over to every person you meet but as i said open your eyes.September 6, 2011 4:45 am at 4:45 am in reply to: Does Anyone Else Find This Short Story Disturbing? #840695
FIRST OF ALL KENSINGTON IS A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD!SECOND OF ALL THE BLOCK THEY MOVED ONTO ONLY HALF THE BLOCK IS JEWISH AND ALOT ARE AWAY NOW.THIRD,THIS PAST SHABBOS MY HUSBAND NOTICED A NEW FACE IN SHUL(THE HUSBAND) AND WENT OVER TO HIM TO FIND OUT IF HE IS NEW TO THE NEIHGBORHOOD.(WE LIVE A FEW BLOCKS AWAY)HE WELCOMED THEM TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD COME TO US FOR A SHABBOS MEAL.
YES,EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS PEOPLE WHO ARE FRIENDLY AND SOME THAT KEEP TO THEMSELVES BUT KENSINGTON HAPPENS TO BE ON THE WHOLE A VERY FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE YESHIVISH,CHASIDISH,MODERN ORTHODOX ECT.. GET ALONG VERY WELL.ANOTHER THING,PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT BLOCK AROUND ALL KNOW EACH OTHER NOT LIKE OTHER AREAS.
I SAT SHIVA IN ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD IN BROOKLYN A FEW YEARS AGO WITH MY SISTER FROM AN OUT OF TOWN COMMUNITY. ALOT OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS OF DIFFERERENT AGES,FROM KENSINGTON, CAME TO BE MENACHEM AVEL,MY SISTER WAS SO AMAZED AT WHAT NICE PEOPLE THEY ARE. SHE (FROM OUT OF TOWN)SAID “I WISH I HAD SUCH NICE PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD”