Friday, March 07, 2014

Manhattan Atzeret: Were these streets picked on purpose?


Men go to Water Street, as it says הוֹי כָּל-צָמֵא לְכוּ לַמַּיִם

Women go to Pearl Street, as it says יְקָרָה הִיא מִפְּנִינִים


At Sat Mar 08, 06:38:00 PM 2014, Blogger in the vanguard said...


רקמה also has the same letters as:
Rakam Hashem!

At Sun Mar 09, 10:47:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this tznius? How can they stop female pedestrians from walking in the men's section?
Whenever the Jewish community faced problems, it would flock to the shuls. Having a public gathering on the street gives the impression that the prayers are directed to the Israeli government, G-d forbid.

At Mon Mar 10, 11:20:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

ברב עם הדרת מלך. If you know of a shul in the NY area, that could hold the amount of people that attended, please let me know.

At Mon Mar 10, 05:10:00 PM 2014, Blogger Jacob said...

And as for those who didn't this this rally was such a good idea:

Women stay away from Pearl St -

as it says וְרָחֹק מִפְּנִינִים מִכְרָהּ

Men stay away from Water St -

as it says פּוֹטֵר מַיִם, רֵאשִׁית מָדוֹן

(one who lets out water begins strife)

Also it's interesting to note that

וְרָחֹק מִפְּנִינִים מִכְרָהּ has the same numerical equivalent עם הכולל as
מצוה גדולה לתהגייס לצה"ל

At Mon Mar 10, 06:22:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Ha, ha, very cute, Jacob, albeit unfortunately wrong.

Unfortunately, those who didn't think the rally was such a good idea missed out on a great Ahdut event.

The main point of the event is to show solidarity with the Haredim in Israel who are being thrown under the bus by the Israeli government.

There is no argument from me that מצוה גדולה להתגייס לצה"ל. However, Talmud Torah is Keneged Kulam, and those who wish to spend their lives learning Torah instead of going to the army should have every right to do so, as they are performing a much bigger Mitzva.

And instead of showing solidarity with those who want such a choice, some people choose to deride the event as if it's an anti-Israel event. Such a shame.

And your "cute" rejoinder also makes little sense.

My 2 Pesukim are Pesukim having to do with Torah and showing how we value Torah based on these verses.

The verse you quote doesn't tell women to stay away from Pearl - if anything, it tells them that their value (מכרם) is far far above Pearl Street - meaning their Tefilot will climb all the way up to Shamayim!

And the second verse says פוטר מים - meaning: when the men consider themselves פטור (exempt) from Water Street, THAT is what causes strife!

At Mon Mar 10, 07:36:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a Kidush Hashem and support to Torah learners in EY. Hazaku Baruch to all supporters


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