Sunday, December 16, 2007

Random Observations From Shabbos

It's amazing how you can get almost twelve hours of sleep on Friday night and still wake up tired.

Twelve aliyos and a maftir are far too much, even if there is an aufruf in shul.

Learning during Chazaras HaShatz is one thing. Learning during Kedusha, OTOH, is just too far, IMHO.

Children shouldn't eat so much by a kiddush that they can't eat the food their mother prepared for them at home by the meal.

I'm predicting that whereas post-Shabbos learning programs are now one hour in length in the deepest winter, by the time my kids have kids, it'll be two hours, as everyone tries to out-frum everyone else.

The Wolf


Anonymous said...

Which kid?

Anonymous said...

i think shuls should only make hosofos in rare and extreme situations.
I dont know why hosofos arent tircha ditziburah and why so many places allow them

Unknown said...


And I think there are places that have already upped to 1.5.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

what is this, hours? learn all night!

Anonymous said...

I have similar observations.

Anyone who is learning during Kedusha has no respect for Tfilah, IMO. In addition I think such as person is spiritually moribund if they can't feel or don't even try to feel the holiness of Kedusha.

Lion of Zion said...


how am i supposed to feel the holiness when the shaliah tzibbur is shlepping it out, and even worse when he doesn't have to voice to get away with it.

Unknown said...

Just a thought. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the men in the back and the women in the front. After all, there would be less contact getting on and off the bus. This whole thing is baloney. It's an excuse to try to impose wholesale standards that have no halachic validity to all.

Anonymous said...

lion of zion: meditate on the meaning of the words.