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Thumbs Down Redux
Salomon Says

Thumbs Down Redux

And here’s what the Rabbi said…

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Published: June 8, 2013

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Visitor Comments: 15

(13) Dvirah, June 24, 2013 5:21 PM

Alternative Solution

Why not just complain to the restaurant (via its manager or owner)? After all, since your purpose must be to improve the service, shouldn't your "review" be directed towards those who can make a change and prevent such unpleasant experiences in that environment? And since this option is certainly also available, isn't it better from the Torah point of view to "rebuke your neighbor" rather than ruin him financially via what is essentially gossip?

(12) Margarita, June 17, 2013 4:23 PM

nothing wrong with the review

as my life has pushed me in the direction of inernet shopping and there are many places where we can buy things without ability to try or return it - more and more i read reviews. it is true to say that not all the reviews are the same, but, like any other information, i read it, apply my experiences (which i call common sense, and it works for me) and use it appropriately. there would be no website that allows people to post their comments without someone writing something negative and your talks, i am sure, are no different. but we know, apply our expriences, agree or disagree but continue to listen to your talks. further, negative comments are often thought provoking, so they serve their purpose too. and btw, i do have a Rabbi and he is brilliant :)

(11) Bud, June 17, 2013 3:51 AM

Yes you should not do it on Line....

If you have a problem with some one then that is one on one 1st then if it can not be handled you need an outside person to mediate for the 2 of you but never take your problem or some others on line Keep them between you and GOD and trust that he will take care of it for you maybe not always the way we think but always in the best way Amen

(10) Anonymous, June 16, 2013 1:38 AM

What happened?

What happened ? Being so vague prevents a full understanding of what you decided.

(9) Joe Yavitch, June 14, 2013 8:16 PM

Disagree with the Rabbi's views

This still makes no sense to me. In fact for a people who have written, codified and studied our arguments for years, it seems odd to now be told we can only offer an opinion if we are 100% sure of our motives. Seems like we would have stopped writing, learning and speaking years ago if that were true.

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