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Visitor Comments: 24

(24) andrea, August 11, 2010 1:48 AM

interesting how its mostly secular people who i have experienced doing that-

i don't consider shabbat hospitality to be bageling. saying shabbat shalom on wednesday is bageling. frum people never bagel me. only secular jews. weird.

(23) Lisa, July 12, 2010 1:04 AM

Ha ha ha ... I never knew there was a name for what I do!!! And I do it constantly...especially when I travel.

(22) mordi, June 30, 2010 6:13 PM

love it

Shabbat is the one thing i really try to observe especially by attending Friday night and Saturday morning services, even though i fall short once the Saturday farbrungen meal is over. What really appeals to me in your lesson is that you can wish " Shabbat Shalom " on Wednesday. Or why not any time of the week ? I can't remember how it works : Sunday is one day after Shabbat, Monday is two days after, Tuesday three days before and then Wednesday is two days before and Thursday is one day before. My question to you is whether one is okay to say " Shabbat Shalom " instead of "Shavua Tov " and " Shalom Aleicham " ? I know that all three have different connotations, but Shabbat is the one that is closer to my mind than the other two. I would not replace " Shana Tova " or Yom Tov " as those are special occasions, and " Shabbat Shalom " would seem out of place. If you can answer, i would be appreciative. I am not looking to stand out. But rather to let others know where my head is at. It is secondary that i will be asked why i say " Shabbat Shalom ", and give the reason, and why it is singular for me, and helps with my attempts to be observant during the week.

(21) Shmuel, June 30, 2010 5:26 PM

A desire to connect

I think you did not emphasize this point enough. The one who initiates the ‘bageling’ apparently has some desire or need to connect. It stems from the ‘pintele Yid’, deep recess of Jewish identity within a person. Why else would they have made the comment? This call should elicit a response. Sometimes, it can lead to great opportunities, as indicated by some of the other comments to this video, Minimally, it confirms the fact that another Jew is recognized/confirmed for what he is, irrespective of layers of culture and assimilation that may be obscuring the Jew within.

(20) bruce, June 30, 2010 8:43 AM


That was nice.She's so convincing or reassuring.,whatever, it was nice.

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