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Author Topic: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.  (Read 40561 times)

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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #510 on: January 02, 2020, 01:42:06 PM »
4 hours and 35 minutes in the freezing cold? How did anyone think that was a good idea?

Why is there no retractable roof?
Would have taken away x amount of seats, and the cost of rescheduling rain days was less than the projected profit from those seats. I'd assume now they would not have made the same decision based on what they get per seat due to how bad the Jets and Giants are now.
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #511 on: January 02, 2020, 01:49:24 PM »
If you dress in enough warm layers it's really not a big deal at all. Must easier to dress for an event like this in 37 degrees than 97 degrees IMHO.
Not sure any of the cold complainers would have survived kayaking in Antarctica :D

That was decidedly more exciting ;)

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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #512 on: January 02, 2020, 01:50:13 PM »
4 hours and 35 minutes in the freezing cold? How did anyone think that was a good idea?

Why is there no retractable roof?
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #513 on: January 02, 2020, 01:57:15 PM »
Nothing can ever be perfect and the siyum was obviously no exception. But for perspective, if I had to leave after Mincha I would say it was still worth going to. I'm opinionated as anyone else, but I'm biting my tongue because even offering valid feedback doesn't come out right or feel justified.

What is wrong with expressing positive and/or negative feedback?
A beautiful event can always be improved for next time.

I didnít say its wrong, it just doesnít feel right.
It feels wrong to criticize without first stating all the positives of a beautiful event, and without being verbose - ďit was a great event, butĒ - it puts the criticism on the same level as the positives.

I think some of the critics really enjoyed the event but it doesnít read that way. Itís hard to have the patience to write a lengthy post.
For people who are kvetching at people's constructive criticism, don't forget that in 2012 the only stream was thanks to @jj1000:

https://vosizneias.com/2012/08/06/east-rutherford-nj-viewers-hail-student-whose-live-siyum-stream-reached-thousands/
https://collive.com/93000-and-a-savvy-lubavitcher/

People in the comments rightfully asked why there was no official stream and that was rectified this time around.

Constructive criticism can only help.
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #514 on: January 02, 2020, 02:00:15 PM »
They have 7 kosher stands operating during a football game, they only had 1 yesterday. Food is a huge part of every siyum, it's something I feel they should greatly improve for next time, even if it has to be sold.

For Agudah, highlighting the women supporting their husbands is about as progressive as they will get. Previous siyumim they were probably an afterthought, if mentioned much at all. Not that I think they should've done more.
You sure only 1 kosher stand?
I walked by one in the 300 section area and I believe someone said also in the 100 area..
I brought my own food so it didnt matter. Free coffee and tea was a nice touch.
The warmup room at section 315 was also nice!

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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #515 on: January 02, 2020, 02:01:28 PM »
You sure only 1 kosher stand?
I walked by one in the 300 section area and I believe someone said also in the 100 area..
I brought my own food so it didnt matter. Free coffee and tea was a nice touch.
The warmup room at section 315 was also nice!
Guess it was 2.

What warm up room?

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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #516 on: January 02, 2020, 02:02:36 PM »
For people who are kvetching at people's constructive criticism, don't forget that in 2012 the only stream was thanks to @jj1000:

https://vosizneias.com/2012/08/06/east-rutherford-nj-viewers-hail-student-whose-live-siyum-stream-reached-thousands/
https://collive.com/93000-and-a-savvy-lubavitcher/

People in the comments rightfully asked why there was no official stream and that was rectified this time around.

Constructive criticism can only help.
They realized if itís anyway going to be streamed they may as well make some money on it.

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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #517 on: January 02, 2020, 02:03:18 PM »
Guess it was 2.

What warm up room?
Several Bars/Stores were converted to warm up rooms, as they were enclosed and heated.
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #519 on: January 02, 2020, 02:04:58 PM »
4 hours and 35 minutes in the freezing cold? How did anyone think that was a good idea?

Why is there no retractable roof?

would cost an additional 800 million to build. In the end of the day, it's always about the money.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-can8217t-new-york-build-a-great-stadium-1391050376

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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #520 on: January 02, 2020, 02:08:15 PM »

Constructive criticism can only help.
Unless it is negativity cloaked in righteous constructive criticism, which is generally see-through.   
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #521 on: January 02, 2020, 02:10:01 PM »
Unless it is negativity cloaked in righteous constructive criticism, which is generally see-through.   
Right, but people are afraid to offer suggestions because they don't want to be accused of that.
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #522 on: January 02, 2020, 02:10:52 PM »
@Yehuda57 we need the rest of the top 10 signs you knows this was not a Chabad event  ;D
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #523 on: January 02, 2020, 02:18:26 PM »
Right, but people are afraid to offer suggestions because they don't want to be accused of that.

True. But reading through the last few pages it is clear that most of the negativity is not motivated by a desire for an even better experience.
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Re: The 13th Global Siyum Hashas of Daf YomiAgudath Israel of America.
« Reply #524 on: January 02, 2020, 02:20:35 PM »
True. But reading through the last few pages it is clear that most of the negativity is not motivated by a desire for an even better experience.

Define;

Is the daf purely an agudah thing ? Is the event about the daf or agudah?