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Old 02-23-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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The Bar Mitzvah boy thanks his Grandmother for their lovely Lobster feasts on the Bema.

I couldn't hold back my laughter.

 
Old 02-23-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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Yeah, it was so very weird. My temple usually has bigger crowds on Friday night as they read Torah on Erev Shabbat. Torah is only read there on Saturday if there is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

I go to services alone, so when I kinda figured out who also goes every week to Saturday services, I figured I would start sitting and davening with them. So we all kinda went "Oy Gevalt" when we heard that.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yeah, it was so very weird. My temple usually has bigger crowds on Friday night as they read Torah on Erev Shabbat. Torah is only read there on Saturday if there is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

I go to services alone, so when I kinda figured out who also goes every week to Saturday services, I figured I would start sitting and davening with them. So we all kinda went "Oy Gevalt" when we heard that.
I've heard similar a few times at my synagogue. It's the only one with a two-hour drive, so we get all types of Jews at service. We're "officially" Conservative, but have a large share of Reform. I sit with the older group, those who were raised Orthodox or Conservative back in the 40's and 50's; they're closer to my cup of tea than the guys my age who tend to run on the Reform side.

I hate to see kids and even adults pulling out their phones and texting or playing games while service is going on or talking about running over to the local burger joint for a bacon cheese burger after service; they can ignore Shabbat and kashrut if they want, but at least wait until you're out of the synagogue first.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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The Bar Mitzvah boy thanks his Grandmother for their lovely Lobster feasts on the Bema.

I couldn't hold back my laughter.
He is old enough to know better.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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I hate to see kids and even adults pulling out their phones and texting or playing games while service is going on or talking ....

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Several synagogues have imposed a fine on members whose cellphones go off and disturbed prayer services.
Synagogues follow Vishnitz and impose fines on members with ringing cellphones
 
Old 02-23-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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I sit with the older group, those who were raised Orthodox or Conservative back in the 40's and 50's; they're closer to my cup of tea than the guys my age who tend to run on the Reform side.
Same. I'm 25, and sit with a little group that the average age is 75. They were such nice people and very involved in actually davening during services rather than just sitting their on their phones like other people in the congregation.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Sorry, but I would not allow a Non-Jew to post some of the Jokes I just read in this thread.



I can not allow anyone to poke fun at Judaism, that includes Jews.

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