In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Model unity at my friend's house

A week ago on Shabbos, I was at my friend's in the late afternoon. We sat and shmoozed and then gathered to eat. One by one some more girls came. The interesting thing is that we're many different individuals gathered together.
Modern Orthodox and Bais Yaakov, one baal teshuvah and one secular girl,
and American and Persian
We chatted and sang zemiros and had a beautiful Shabbos
Of course, this would probably be harder on a global scale, but still it's a good example.
In general, when we communicate, look at the whole story, and try to see the spark in each of us, we can be strong.
Lets gather and pray to Hashem, may we be redeemed soon and peacefully.

5 comments:

Analytical Adam said...

Of course no boys.

What a joke!

As long as they can teach all type of girls to hate boys and just run to the male Rabbi for everything and let all women do what they want.

Yeah, great.

Lvnsm27 said...

There would have been guys there but my friend's married sisters and their husbands weren't there that week. However, last week one of them were there with her husband and we had a good time eating and chatting.

I didn't mean to make it sound anti-male. It just happened that there weren't guys there. But I believe there could and should be unity in the world with both genders.

Ps, I also wanted to show to uninformed people, who think we're Not allowed to sing anytime, to see that we're allowed if it's only in front of girls.

I believe everyone both guys and girls should work on coming together. With unity, there is strength

Analytical Adam said...
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Analytical Adam said...

In that regard I agree with you Sharon in terms of women singing and I really don't have a problem with it. I have more of a problem with immodest lyrics whether this is by a male or a female.

This whole think of Kol Isha is Rabbinic and to be honest with you and some songs do promote men to think well of women which would have a positive effect on how they relate to women. A number of secular songs some in country and other area's sung by women I really like and I think it is promoting healthy relations which is a good thing.

So I really think it is more what a woman is singing then a woman singing and I know some of the Rabbi's have said this as well that to sing songs on Shabbat why shouldn't they which again suggests what I said above it is more about what a person is singing about then singing itself (and that is true of men as well.)

Any behavior a woman can do can be to promote proper values or to promote improper values.

Lvnsm27 said...

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Interesting point :)

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