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Re: Corona virus and your shul
If things are as @hvaces42 describes, can you really blame people that see that for being angry?
Oy. I don't have time to break this down the way it should be, but 1) bringing up the black plague and trying to connect to Corona? I expect better from you.

2) he is one person in one neighborhood. The overwhelming majority of Orthodox communities - in the tri state area and across the country - were and are ahead of government regulations.

3) the average person isn't seeing what @hvaces42 is.

4) people are breaking the rules in larger numbers and in more flagrant ways than Orthodox Jews, but for many reasons only we are known about. We get a failing grade, but all the churches that remained open are fine? It's not about "but officer, he was speeding. It's not an excuse. We should see *why* the officer keeps pulling me over and consistently ignores everyone else.

Most egregious is saying that it's Jews' fault. "we need to be better" if one thing. But "maybe blaming Jews for the plague isn't just anti semitism" is quite another. When the virus attacked queens, no one blamed the locals. Same for the Bronx or any other place in NYC. Not because they were practicing social distancing better than us, they weren't. Try figure out why.

I have no issue with pointing out people who are breaking the rules. They should be shamed, fined, whatever it takes. But for that to turn in to sweeping generalizations? No.

(why does it feel like I've written the same piece 1800 times on this forum?)

April 24, 2020, 10:20:37 AM
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Re: Corona virus and your shul
Oy. I don't have time to break this down the way it should be, but 1) bringing up the black plague and trying to connect to Corona? I expect better from you.

2) he is one person in one neighborhood. The overwhelming majority of Orthodox communities - in the tri state area and across the country - were and are ahead of government regulations.

3) the average person isn't seeing what @hvaces42 is.

4) people are breaking the rules in larger numbers and in more flagrant ways than Orthodox Jews, but for many reasons only we are known about. We get a failing grade, but all the churches that remained open are fine? It's not about "but officer, he was speeding. It's not an excuse. We should see *why* the officer keeps pulling me over and consistently ignores everyone else.

Most egregious is saying that it's Jews' fault. "we need to be better" if one thing. But "maybe blaming Jews for the plague isn't just anti semitism" is quite another. When the virus attacked queens, no one blamed the locals. Same for the Bronx or any other place in NYC. Not because they were practicing social distancing better than us, they weren't. Try figure out why.

I have no issue with pointing out people who are breaking the rules. They should be shamed, fined, whatever it takes. But for that to turn in to sweeping generalizations? No.

(why does it feel like I've written the same piece 1800 times on this forum?)
Fair enough.

Why is it than NY seems to have a harder time following the rules anyway? Is it the smaller living space? General attitude that it's not my problem?

April 24, 2020, 10:33:05 AM
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Re: Corona virus and your shul
I always wondered why Jews were blamed for the black death.
Always assumed regular anti-semitism, but it makes a little more sense now :(

There's still plenty of anti-semitism, but we need to do better.

Have you lost your mind?

There wasn'r even any concept of social distansing then!

April 24, 2020, 02:37:04 PM
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Re: Unemployment Help
600$ is not retroactive?
It is. You might need to request if they don't do automatically. It's for all claims between 3/28 and 7/31, regardless if you certified those claims on time, or put in a request to certify after the fact.

April 27, 2020, 11:25:12 AM
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Re: Unemployment Help
600$ is not retroactive?

Itís supposed to be retroactive, but the $600 federal bonus is only for weekly benefits since 4/5, so not all the way back to March and earlier.

April 27, 2020, 11:25:48 AM
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Re: Covid-19 and Shalom Bayis
this thread isn't taking off the way i had hoped when i first saw it.
My thought arethat itís a shallow thread not much to gain with the exception of getting sensational fantasies about familyís great or depressing lives. Good thing it got derailed!
I vote to shut this thread....

April 27, 2020, 12:01:24 PM
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Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
April 27, 2020, 01:55:46 PM
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Re: Covid-19 and Shalom Bayis
My Mom tells her kids when we date to see if there is chemistry.. Love comes later..
Exactly.
Some girls I dated said they were looking for love. They kept looking for a long time afterward...
Shidduch dating and hollywood movies are 2 very different stories.

April 27, 2020, 04:39:09 PM
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Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
This might not be the right thread, and might deserve its own thread.

I'm sure @CountValentine will enjoy reading the thread that starts with the following tweet:


I just learned a life lesson from this guy: Don't take pictures with a mirror behind you if you're going bald.

April 27, 2020, 07:32:25 PM
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Re: Bill DíBlasio Warns "The Jewish Community" There's no way to justify the tweet, it's anti-semitic. And the double standard is sickening.
There's no way to justify the crowds, it's anti-torah. We need to do better.

April 29, 2020, 12:46:04 AM
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