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    ‘Shabbos Alarm’ Out of Order

    The 'Shabbos alarm' which alerts Crown Heights residents that it's candle lighting time each Friday evening is out of order until further notice. Full Story

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    glad its not working!
    Guest
    glad its not working!

    What a terrible noise!

    thank G-D!!!
    Guest
    thank G-D!!!

    I hate that alarm. Sounds like war time.

    POTENTIAL CHILULL SHABBOS
    Guest
    POTENTIAL CHILULL SHABBOS

    IT IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE TO BE AWARE OF THIS, AND MANY MIGHT BE MECHALELL SHABBOS. IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE OPERATOR OF THE SIREN , AND THE RABBONIM TO MAKE SURE THAT A TEMPORARY POWER SOURCE BE OBTAINED TO POWER THE SIREN

    It's a shame !
    Guest
    It's a shame !

    I rely on the alarm every week. Hope Con Ed fixes the cables soon.

    for real
    Guest
    for real

    sounds like war….

    Hope it gets fixed soon.
    Guest
    Hope it gets fixed soon.

    What a great service. And an unsung hero- whoever made it. Thank you and keep up the great work. Hope it gets fixed soon!

    To 3
    Guest
    To 3

    Really? What about personal responsibility?

    to 1 and 2
    Guest
    to 1 and 2

    what is wrong with you? enough with the complaining!! say thanks for what you get. done.

    Hope it's fixed soon
    Guest
    Hope it's fixed soon

    The siren helps us so much.

    between me and you its good but we can live without it
    Guest
    between me and you its good but we can live without it

    LLLLL

    TO #3
    Guest
    TO #3

    You can ask the Community Council of the shechuna to make a robo call to alert EVERYONE…..

    Post in all shuls
    Guest
    Post in all shuls

    Post in 770 and all over different shuls in Crown Heights so word will be spread so chv no michalel shabbos will happen. For all those who don’t look online, this way all will know. VERY IMPORTANT!

    It actually is an air-raid siren
    Guest
    It actually is an air-raid siren

    To all those who say it makes CH sound like a war zone.

    Josh
    Guest
    Josh

    BS”D heads up geniuses-after it did not go off last Shabbos everyone is on alert to a problem

    thanx
    Guest
    thanx

    the alarm is really helpful.
    to all those who say it make ch sound like war time – i’ve never even thought of that. i associate this sound with the fact that shabbas is coming and i need to do my last minute things. as people, we tend to lose track of time and this alarm is extremely helpful.

    thank you so much!!

    don't you know???
    Guest
    don't you know???

    The sounding of an alarm to announce the arrival of Shabbos has been Minhag Yisroel since ancient times! Go open a sefer and you will see.
    if the siren bothers you, then, please sponsor a “Musical alarm” which will play Shabbosdike nigunim instead!

    Essence of CH
    Guest
    Essence of CH

    The Siren is essential to CH Jewish life…it creates a special energy around the holiness of Shabbos and its importance.,.Shomer Shabbos Jews living in non-Jewish places can tell you what a Friday afternoon feels like when there is “no madness”…

    thank god
    Guest
    thank god

    it always reminded me of war and the fact that enemy is in our air space go to a shelter right away. they should put a nice music by mordechai ben david to bring joy for shabbot.
    To #16 in the book it doest say scare people and bring up bad memories besides that was a sound of shofar if I remember correctly there was no electricity beck then.

    to#15
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    to#15

    Why not have your own personal alarm in your house.

    .
    Guest
    .

    Whether you like how it sounds or not it’s a Din in Shulchan Aruch that the community must have someone go around b4 shabbos to remind ppl to get redy for shabbos and close up shop.

    To #7
    Guest
    To #7

    Can’t you READ?? Personal responsibilty??? It is WEATHER RELATED. What do you want him to do, go down & fix the cables himself? Rig up something else in a couple of days! Such ungrateful, self centered people. You all know about it – YOUR “personal responsibility” should be to remind your neighbors, inform people you know, & set your own alarm on your cell phone.

    Rabbi Goldstein, the alarm might be raucous, but it’s a great service. Thank you!

    the only problem I have with it
    Guest
    the only problem I have with it

    When guests who are not frum, or for that matter even if they are, come to visit ch, they are always terrified and nervous something bad is happening. #awkward

    Pinktlich
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    Pinktlich

    It has long irritated me that the timing is not consistent. Sometimes the 2nd alarm is before 2 minutes – and that leaves the possibility for people to consider it is always early and they have more time than they think.

    Learn from London
    Guest
    Learn from London

    In North London, the alarm has been changed many years ago to play Heimishe Chassidishe Music instead.
    It is high time that Crown Heights adopted this.

    agree with 17
    Guest
    agree with 17

    i think its a beautiful jewish thing that as a big community
    we do. we do it , eretz yisrael does it, its what we get from living
    somewhere sp vibrantly jewish. i will miss it.

    ramban
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    ramban

    This weeks rambam speaks about shabbos alarm

    Be GRATEFUL!
    Guest
    Be GRATEFUL!

    Thank you Rabbi Goldstein for all your efforts to help us keep track of Shabbos. No-on should take this mitzvah he does, for granted. Yasher koach!!

    Thank you!
    Guest
    Thank you!

    Mendel Goldstein thank you I know the siren takes lots of your time tests and time settings I wait for that sound because when that sound goes off I know the Holy shabbat is coming

    Losers
    Guest
    Losers

    People are such losers, always find something to complain about!

    It is an alarm for war!!
    Guest
    It is an alarm for war!!

    It’s a siren to wake up and alert our Neshama’s army that the battle for a beautiful Shabbos begins and the spoils of the week are left behind.I enjoy hearing the alarm in Jerusalem and in Crown Heights… if only all Jewish communities could have such a sound that begins the silence of the Sabbath -David Nesenoff

    The Alarm is Great!
    Guest
    The Alarm is Great!

    However, this notice should have been posted LAST WEEK – Before any potential Chilul Shabbos could have happened (because people do rely on it).

    Free Ear Plugs!
    Guest
    Free Ear Plugs!

    To those who are so terribly disturbed by the ‘Shabbos Alarm’ and don’t appreciate the good will of an individual who of his own accord has done something to enhance the vibe of Shabbos in our Community. I am happy to provide you with a Free Pair Of Ear Plugs. Just send me a note to the address listed below.

    Perpetual Complainers & Sourfaces
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    Thankless, Giving 00000

    PS: Thank you Mendel Goldstein from all those who at one time or another where spared from Chilul Shabbos as they lost track of time on a hectic Erev Shabbos.

    to #22
    Guest
    to #22

    A Shlucha told me that that one of the teenagers they brought to Crown Heights said hearing the Shabbos Alarm was one of the highlights of her weekend !!

    love it!
    Guest
    love it!

    Kfar Chabad Plays Avraham Fried’s “Lecha Dodi”- gorgoues!
    Love the Shabbos alam in CH- thank you!

    How about Benny friedmann new Shabbos CD
    Guest
    How about Benny friedmann new Shabbos CD

    How shtetl and warm that can feel!

    I never hear it...
    Guest
    I never hear it...

    Live by Troy and I never hear it anyway…

    rambam
    Guest
    rambam

    it very interesting that a chabad website post something that the rambam discuses in this weeks rambam and there is only one mention of it. where is the koch in the rebbes takona

    Just say Thank You
    Guest
    Just say Thank You

    The noise is loud but lasts a very short time
    Is a loud reminder that Shabbos is coming ,
    and that Shabbos is here . It is much appreciated in our household . Thank you !

    anonymous
    Guest
    anonymous

    I will miss the alarm because it reminds me of the last minute things that I have to do before shabbos, but it will be nice if they had music go off instead of the alarm

    When im in CH
    Guest
    When im in CH

    I think how lucky u guys are that u hav a Shabos alarm! Such Achdus for the Yidden!

    Time for upgrade
    Guest
    Time for upgrade

    Please replace for a louder one which can be heard where I live 7 miles away. thank you!

    Con Edison will start repair soon
    Guest
    Con Edison will start repair soon

    Please sing “Just one shabbos “…….
    Con Edison was here today with inspector , will starting work shortly , weather permitting .
    SING JUST ONE SHABBOS ” and it will be soon !

    to#41
    Guest
    to#41

    We are not the only ones living in the neighbor. I never needed this alarm, I have my own.

    to the complainers
    Guest
    to the complainers

    go some place where where you wont hear it like Iran, Egypt, and …………..N.J.

    dont complain
    Guest
    dont complain

    were i live the fire department uses a alarm like this every time theres a fire

    Mendel Goldstein
    Guest
    Mendel Goldstein

    I want to take this opportunity to thank my older brother and best next door neighbor Reb Sholom Ber for always being available and helping out when technical or electrical problems arise with the computerized Shabbos Alarm timer. May we be zoche to hear the greatest alarm announcing the Geula Shleimah – The ultimate Kol Shofar 😉

    Car announcer
    Guest
    Car announcer

    Get a car with a loudspeaker over it just until the alarm is up again …. “Calling all Klal yisroel….. (Instead of an auction it can be about Shabbos) 15 minutes to lighting . A gutten Shabbos to all “

    shmiras shabbos
    Guest
    shmiras shabbos

    is as much a personal responsibility as it is a communal one.

    EVERYONE must know when the time of licht bentchen is, and NOT rely on sirens and alarms.

    This is, derech agav, the major problem with tznius also!

    We rely on the “sirens & alarms” of everyone else – to alert us that something is wrong – and if we don’t hear the “siren” then it’s okay?! We need to have our OWN sirens telling us to be aware of dangers.

    The first time I heard the Siren
    Guest
    The first time I heard the Siren

    I heard the siren when I was 14 and in Crown Heights for the first time for 22 shevat girls convention. I still remember the excitement and awe I felt. Here in America, an entire community is anticipating shabbos! I love the Siren. I really do! It fills me with such a Jewish pride. Thank you!

    This may be hard to believe but....
    Guest
    This may be hard to believe but....

    I LIVE IN A PLACE THAT DOESNT HAVE A BOMB ALARM AND I START SHABBOS ON TIME. woah. I know. Hard to believe. Mark me in the history books.

    How will we know when shabbos is?
    Guest
    How will we know when shabbos is?

    feeling lost…

    clarity
    Guest
    clarity

    does this mean that the flower stand on crown and kingston will be open later than usual?

    BH I have a clock and a calendar.
    Guest
    BH I have a clock and a calendar.

    Just how hard is it for you people to keep track of when Shabbos comes in ?

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