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Sabbath: Day to Pray or Day to Play?

Sabbath: Day to Pray or Day to Play?

Who decides Community Center policy? (2 min. 27 sec)

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Published: January 7, 2006

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Visitor Comments: 32

(32) Anonymous, March 28, 2012 6:51 PM

To commenter #1 (Arnold Mandel). I agree with you 100%.

(31) Anonymous, January 29, 2006 12:00 AM

Why Here & Now?

The decision of the 92nd street Y to remain open on Shabbos is no worse than any Israeli athletic or cultural institutions's decision to remain open on Shabbos. America is a mostly Christian and non-observant society. Though it may be disappointing to R'Salomon to see the Y stay open on Shabbos, it is not surprising nor out of context with the direction of New York City's secular Jewish population. The decision is a reflection of the membership's lobbying to have the facility remain open, not a Jewish moral statement from the board of directors of the Y. R'Salomon would be better off pursuing some type of Shabbos meal offering at the Y to entice people who come to the gym to hear Kiddush & possibly stay for a meal, which many if not all of those people would not experience in the first place.

(30) Debra A. Snipes, January 16, 2006 12:00 AM

Shabbos: Day to Pray or Play?

What do I think? One word ... AMEN!

(29) Peter Kraynik, January 14, 2006 12:00 AM

How did we get here? / Where are we going?

We need a double portion again.

(28) Anonymous, January 13, 2006 12:00 AM

I stand 100% with your opinion

I am a new convert - maybe I do not have the right to comment at all...but as I listened to the video I found myself in complete agreement with you. I feel that if the Jewish people do set the example of a higher standard for the rest of the world - especially the children - then who will??

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