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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2012, 05:09:35 PM »
'Shock' would not come close to describing how I felt the first person I saw reading my BBM msg on Shabbos. I didn't believe it until the 3rd shabbos it happened.


That guy must either be dumb or simply does not care for you to know his little secret

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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2012, 05:10:58 PM »
While the power of prayer is strong, actual steps need to be taken to establish strong emunah in our youth. I don't remember seeing much focus on that im my days in school, and i have a feeling not much has changed
couldn't agree with you more.
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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2012, 05:12:14 PM »
People are empty inside. And have lower self esteem and aren't really happy. And when you're not happy it's hard to keep shabbos. And when you're lonely or not happy you need distraction. And texting is a good one because it's easy to hide. And do in your home etc . That's for sure a big reason many of the people texting on shabbos are doing it.
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Re: Re: Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2012, 05:12:48 PM »

I wonder if that's what it Is. Emunah. That keeps most kids from not texting. I'm not sure thats it exactly. Though obviously if you have emunah you won't hopefully be texting on shabbos.
they're still young ka"h, all i can do now is prayer and love.
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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2012, 05:13:04 PM »

Do such communities still exist??  :o
With out doubt. Happens to be I read devorah feldman's book and you know it's not all lies. That's not a proof it exists but she is a prime example of a person coming from such a type of community. There are others too. Even worse is some communities that they let kids ask and the rabbis or parents answers just suck. But that's already getting very technical in hashkafa which i'm sure many people disagree on.
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Re: Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2012, 05:13:23 PM »
That guy must either be dumb or simply does not care for you to know his little secret

95% of the people I know who text on shabbos told me themselves. One actually was trying to stop.
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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2012, 05:15:09 PM »
That guy must either be dumb or simply does not care for trustedyou to know his little secret
The circumstances here are extremely far from a regular yeshivsh person.

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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #82 on: July 26, 2012, 05:15:27 PM »
Maybe we should make a poll of how many adults you know who text on shabbos, me personally, i don't know anyone.
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Re: Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2012, 05:16:38 PM »
95% of the people I know who text on shabbos told me themselves. One actually was trying to stop.
I guess thats 95% of the people you know that text, theres no way to know who doesnt unless the BBM messages don't go through...
Maybe we should make a poll of how many adults you know who text on shabbos, me personally, i don't know anyone.
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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #84 on: July 26, 2012, 05:16:47 PM »
Since this thread started, I've davened shacharis and mincha, let me tell you i davened much harder than normal, that my children's emunah should be strong. What started as a petty argument, is actualy turning into something constructive.
You have to be a dugma chaya aka a living example of what yidishkeit is. That is every parents biggest responsibility when it comes to all this IMO. When a child sees a parent that loves their religion and openly discusses/shares it with them amazing things will happen, if not... Im glad this is being discusses your correct a lot of good could come from this thread.
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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #85 on: July 26, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
And how about a poll on 'do you text on shabbos?'
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Re: Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #86 on: July 26, 2012, 05:17:19 PM »
95% of the people I know who text on shabbos told me themselves. One actually was trying to stop.
it sounds like you know a lot of shabbos texters, how many do you know, hashem yerachem, i'm starting to shake.
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Re: Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2012, 05:18:26 PM »
Since this thread started, I've davened shacharis and mincha, let me tell you i davened much harder than normal, that my children's emunah should be strong. What started as a petty argument, is actualy turning into something constructive.
My tisha bav definitely won't be the same.
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Re: Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2012, 05:19:07 PM »
You might know someone, but you don't know that he does.
of course. it's scary.
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Re: Percentage Of Kids Texting On Shabbos
« Reply #89 on: July 26, 2012, 05:19:39 PM »
You have to be a dugma chaya aka a living example of what yidishkeit is. That is every parents biggest responsibility when it comes to all this IMO. When a child sees a parent that loves their religion and openly discusses/shares it with them amazing things will happen, if not... Im glad this is being discusses your correct a lot of good could come from this thread.
+1.

I still believe this problem is very marginal, at least amongst adults.
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