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  |  July 18, 2019

    Let Me Enjoy My Purim Meal

    From the COLlive inbox: A member of Hatzalah writes openly about an annoying part of his volunteer medical service. Full Story

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    Aaron
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    Aaron

    BS”D
    well said
    keep up the good work

    CH homeowner
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    CH homeowner

    Yes, indeed! Hatzolah is a tremendous resource and must not be abused or misused.
    I don’t know if people who over-indulge alcohol have enough sense of others’ needs to be affected by this op ed, but I certainly support your position.

    THANK YOU HATZALAH!
    Guest
    THANK YOU HATZALAH!

    I hope everyone out there reads this.. Thank YOU so much for all that Hatzalah does. You go out of your way to save lives. My you all be blessed with only good!

    Well said indeed
    Guest
    Well said indeed

    On Purim, it’s not all systems go. We still need to behave in a civilized manner.

    right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Guest
    right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ty hatzala!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Big Z Schapiro
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    Big Z Schapiro

    job well said I agree 100% that is really excellent any emergencies just call regular ambulance 911 and I’m sure they will help us they are here for a reason and that’s part of their job but G-d forbid we should not have any incidents I would like to wish all the Hatzalah members of Crown Heights and their family happy and healthy Frillchen Prium

    Right message from the right man!!
    Guest
    Right message from the right man!!

    Thank you for posting this! Hatzolah saved the lives of my chronically ill family member so many times, I stopped counting. I can never thank you enough for being there for us at real medical crisis times!! It’s unthinkable to imagine that you might be tied up with *nonsense* when you’re needed for real emergencies! I wish all Hatzolah members a freilichen Purim and a full festive meal with your families. Let it be in Yerushalayim with Moshiach already!

    best op-ed I have ever read on this site
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    best op-ed I have ever read on this site

    That was a home run. Short, sweet, and to the point. Thank you, author, for your service to our community.

    Thank you.......
    Guest
    Thank you.......

    Thank you to all the Hatzalah members for all you do for our community. G-d willing this Purim there will be no need for your services for drunkenness or any other illness and all members will enjoy a happy, healthy, joyous Purim with family and friends!

    Under 40
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    Under 40

    The Rebbe made A Gezairah that’s his Chassidim under the age of 40 are not allowed to drink more than 4 keleshkes of alcohol and anyone that does disconnects themselves with the Rebbe, so Bochurim don’t disconnect yourselves….and Yungerlite Chassidim Shluchim under 40, please Let’s stay connected.
    NOTHING GOOD COMES FROM IT. see today’s Tanya regarding stealing money and then giving it to Tzedakah etc….

    A Frailichen Purim

    Wow so true
    Guest
    Wow so true

    I would also like to add, some people won’t drink that much but they love to pour and shtup loads of lchaim to their friends… Please for your friends sake and hatzolahs sake please use your seichal. Their is plenty of freilichkeit you can do without getting others drunk too.

    Very well said.....
    Guest
    Very well said.....

    The same article should be posted before every Yom Tov.

    Very nice!
    Guest
    Very nice!

    Less drinking!

    thank you
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    thank you

    for your tremendous help to our community

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    So well said and its amazing how you end off off that you are always there for us….!!!!!

    We cant thank you enough we love you

    All volunteers thank you from the bottom of my heart

    Nicely put
    Guest
    Nicely put

    Very well said and straight to the point. Thank You Hatzalah for your service!

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    Look at all this positivity! I dont think there has ever been on COL such a positive consensus of opninion on all of the comments!

    Yes very true
    Guest
    Yes very true

    I agree.
    We should show appreciation to the selfless work of hatzala volunteers and take them into consideration!

    Role models for children
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    Role models for children

    My husband is in hatzola. Every time he goes on a call purim and SimChas Torah I cringe as my son asks his totty what kind of call he went on.

    Thank you Hatzallah!!
    Guest
    Thank you Hatzallah!!

    Well said!!
    Thank you Hatzallah for the many times you came in the middle of the night to care for our dear son who would not have made it without you!!
    A freilichin Purim!!

    Good on you!
    Guest
    Good on you!

    Thank you for all that you do! And yes, if you drink and call Hatzalah you are taking away from someone who may really NEED Hatzalah

    not just purim
    Guest
    not just purim

    thanks mr. hatzala for what you do. I think your request applies every day and not just purim. rarely is there an excuse for someone drinking enough alcohol on any day to have to call hatzala. true some more people might use purim as an excuse, but the chutzpah of intentionally abusing the hatzala resource by over-drinking is anytime you do it.

    Thank You
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    Thank You

    Thank you for all you do, and if you have to drink to Lchaim be smart about it

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Thank you Hatzala for all that you do for our community. I know that when I move out soon I will miss this incredible volunteer service. May we never have to use your help. Happy Purim to your wife and children!

    Yes
    Guest
    Yes

    Amen to that!

    true but false
    Guest
    true but false

    of course people should not get drunk in a way that we need to call hatazalah but those are the people that need help, these people dont have common sense and need our help sometimes more then the regular person. if they were 100% normal they wouldnt get to that place! so help them like you help a mentally ill person and be happy for the mitzvah .

    Hatzala is the best!!!
    Guest
    Hatzala is the best!!!

    Hatzala of crown heights are unbelievable!

    Thank you Yingy Bistritzky
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    Thank you Yingy Bistritzky

    Thank you Yingy Bistritzky for helping us out with a family emergency during the Purim seuda 2 Years ago (not alcohol related) Yossi Berkowitz

    But on the same note
    Guest
    But on the same note

    If there is an emergency, don’t hesitate to call Hatzolah, worrying you may disturb them…..

    Well Said!
    Guest
    Well Said!

    #11 – Excellent Point. Should be added to the article. Not only getting others drunk but also the wrong way to “pour” one’s dollar bills. Often the “shvitzer” pours, but it sits in the cup then into the garbage. AND THAT GOES FOR RABBEIM/MASHPIIM AS WELL!! You have a big responsibility to watch that bottle. If you can’t keep to what the Rebbe said re: drinking, why should your students keep anything else you preach in the name of the Rebbe? #26 – Slightly off mark. Many guys who would otherwise be considered 100% normal have gotten way to drunk,… Read more »

    The whole crown heights should stand up in a rising ovation for you
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    The whole crown heights should stand up in a rising ovation for you

    People don’t realize the dangers of short term or long term alcohol! Thank you for bringing it to the forefront once again.
    (And OFCOURSE thank you for your work with Hatzoloh)!!

    Thanks
    Guest
    Thanks

    for being there for my family time after time!!! amazing ahavas yisroel

    Miami Hatzalah
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    Miami Hatzalah

    Ditto!

    Thank you Hatzalah
    Guest
    Thank you Hatzalah

    just wanted to say thank you, we can always count on you, and agree 1000%

    TOTALY agree
    Guest
    TOTALY agree

    Bottom line don’t get drunk is hard to see a family member being cared by hatzulah and it’s not safe have fun but know your limits

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