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Old 02-14-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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How are you celebrating Valentine's Day, if you do at all?

Tablet Magazine has an interesting take :

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life...valentines-day

I was planning on an evening out strolling with my fiancee but unfortunately the heavy snowfall has nixed that. Maybe next year!
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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I have never celebrated Valentine's Day and nobody in my immediate family does. But I do wish people who celebrate an appropriate greeting acknowledging their celebration.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Never heard of it.

A gut vach.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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Pagan in origin. Not for Jews to celebrate.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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Nice dinner with my gf then watched Vertigo. Very pleasant evening.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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Nice dinner with my gf then watched Vertigo. Very pleasant evening.
Were you aware it was Shushan Purim Katan this Shabbos?
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:20 AM
 
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Is that also an Alfred Hitchcock movie?
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Were you aware it was Shushan Purim Katan this Shabbos?
Let's try this again. FYI not everyone on this forum is Shomer Shabbat and since you are not Hashem, you are in no place to judge them.


But since you HAD to bring it up and NOT even give the courtesy of what it is, it is left to other posters that have to translate its meaning and state the following:

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There are no special observances associated with Shushan Purim Kattan, other than the omission of Tachnun ("supplications") from the daily prayers and a prohibition against fasting or holding eulogies on this day. The Code of Jewish Law cites an opinion that one should increase in festivity and joy,
Shabbat, Adar I 15, 5774 - Jewish Calendar

So in a way, the person you made a statement towards did increase festivity and joy.


Not the response you were trying for, huh?
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:46 AM
 
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I just think it's funny when a Jew celebrates a goyisha "holiday" and yet is totally unaware of dates Jewiah significance. When I was a kid and attending a Reform shul, I had never even heard of Shavous, and yet I celebrated all the Pagan holidays. Heck, my reform shul had Halloween celebrations in shul, and yet the doors were shuttered on Shavous, our rememberance of Matan Torah.

Point made. Hopefully our Jewish and self-identifying Jewish fellow posters will continue on the path to Jewish observance, and this forum will plant the seed in their minds that what they are currently doing isn't quite good enough. Same applies to myself. We should all strive for better observance. One never reaches a platform of perfect observance.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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I just think it's funny when a Jew celebrates a goyisha "holiday" and yet is totally unaware of dates Jewiah significance. When I was a kid and attending a Reform shul, I had never even heard of Shavous, and yet I celebrated all the Pagan holidays. Heck, my reform shul had Halloween celebrations in shul, ......
And what did they do for Purim?

What's wrong with this photo?



Or this? Children smoking???

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