Jun 7, 2009

Interesting Posts #16

1. Treppenwitz got together with some other bloggers, and witnessed a strange sight...

2. Danny Brothers is finishing the first 7 months of army service and having his masa kumta. Wish him well for the next stage...

3. A Mother in Israel has an interview with a former kannoi - Part 1 and Part 2.

4. Michel's Thoughts has the story of how Oprah helped someone say kaddish for his father..

5. 404 has a new pashkevil spotted in Bnei Brak - Internet causes cancer...

6. DoubleTapper has some info on Israeli counter-terrorism units..

3 comments:

  1. The story about kaddish was amusing but i can't believe it was that hard to find a minyan to say kaddish in Chicago even in 1995, to the extent that he would turn down the show without even making a few phone calls.

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  2. according to the JUF website, the first shul in chicago was founded in 1847. By 1880, there were 40 shuls in the area of the main Jewish community - I am sure between all of them there must have been a daily minyan available.

    So, it would be safe to say that since the late 1800s there have been daily minyanim in Chicago.

    But still it is a good story. Maybe he just did not know who to call....

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  3. The phone book would be a good place to start.. That's how my father always found minyanim in random places.

    My "even in 1995" reference was to the pre-Google era. Now all you have to do is type in "chicago" and "minyan" and i'm sure you would get quite a few options, even without Oprah's producers. ;)

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