ICYMI – VIDEO: Music on Lakewood streets Erev Shabbos cheers up thousands stuck at home


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  1. we understand the situation is serious no one is denying that. My MIL is in the hospital and we are consumed with worry yet when I heard the music It lifted my spirits for a minute

  2. There is a lot of people sick for sure, however there are families that have loved ones in the hospital, there are families that are stuck at home……hearing a cheerful shabbos song can lift their spirit and give everyone the Kodachrome to daven better and not give up.

  3. @ted & @seriuos – While true, it is a serious time, we do the same to people when they are stuck in the hospital – they attempt to cheer them up!
    So yes, daven! But also try to keep your spirits up is important too!

  4. Wow amazing ! Ty Chaveirim! While everyone stuck at home and kids going crazy it was very nice of them to come down our block and put smiles on everyone face

  5. A special Thank you to Chaveirim, my children & the entire neighborhood were so thrilled to hear the music truck passing our house. It gave them real Simcha as many of the children feel isolated from the world.

  6. I know a few people that are at home sick with the virus. Being down causes it to affect you more and when they heard the music it definitely lifted their spirits and made them happy!

  7. When someone is sick and people come by with music and clowns are you going to say the same thing? No, these people are always the same people going out of their way to help people. Here in this situation it’s the same. They are out to lift the spirits of the tzibbur. I believe that most people are happy and excited with it.

  8. Ted baker. Deep breath this is what’s needed right now … no ones arguing that we need hashem to answer now more then ever but everyone needs this to lift our spirits

  9. Thank you Lakewood chavierim i was stuck at home like most of us then heard the music pass by it got me and my family so excited it brought a happy vibe in to the house

  10. When people go around in Hospitals to cheer up patients with music and clowns, would you say the same negative comments? Of course not! Chaveirim has always had one top priority; Helping people! No one is saying this is not a serious situation but they are trying to lift people’s spirits NOT lighten the seriousness of the situation. I truly believe that most peoples mood lifted.
    Chaverim, good work, keep helping the tzibbur!

  11. @ted baker
    So are you saying musicians shouldn’t got to hospitals to cheer up sick children? Since its not purim, maybe you should be traveling around with a loudspeaker on your car telling everyone how bad things are and that they shouldn’t be happy. Im sure people would really appreciate that!

  12. There are a lot of people in town on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This music has lifted the spirits of countless people! The smiles and dancing are just what the psychologists ordered! Keep it up guys!!

  13. I can’t begin to describe the overwhelming feelings I had from the music this past Friday. Teary eyed I felt like I was back to the day of my chasuna. I had those same soaring feelings of happiness and hope and longing that I have never felt before and haven’t felt since. I am not sure if those condemning the holy work of these unbelievable Tzaddikim also known as Chaverirm members were kidding, but if they arent they really should change their attitude on life in general. The simcha it brought all the Yidden in Lakewood those suffering from illness or worse ch”v and those just stuck home is the same tool that will bezras Hashem bring mashaich. Because as we know the world stands on three pillars torah agudah and GEMILLAS CHASSADIM. And to do what these tzaddikim did on Friday was definitely the greatest level of selfless kindness of which we will never be able to repay. They literally gave up their entire Friday to cheer our town. Kol hakovad to all those who volunteered to their wives and their entire family.

    Still on a high!

  14. R Meilech Biderman brings from Rishonim & others that during a Mageifa it is extremely important for our health to be extra happy.
    Thank you Chaveirim! I’m sure you all had families that we’re cooped up at home all week & they could’ve really used you at home but you came out to lighten up the spirits of everyone else. BEAUTIFUL!

  15. You are all wrong. Every homeowner has the right of quiet enjoyment of his property.

    A man’s home is his castle.

    The clown analogy is wrong. If a patient does not want to see the clown, he can ask him to leave. He can shut the door. The music is not loud enough to penetrate into the room.

    If I do not like the music, I should not have to wear earplugs in my own home.

    Even worse, what if they played songs with little kids screeching? It is enough I cannot go into some of the stores in town because they play little kids’ singing, but in my own home.

    When I was a teenager, a really good rock band was playing in the neighborhood. As much as we all enjoyed, the police shut it down because a homeowner complained. Do I have a right to call that man selfish?

    I do not care if one hundred of you enjoy the music. The right to hear, despite your numbers, is not greater than my right to quiet.

    Taste in music and desire for quiet enjoyment of own’s home, is not a moral choice, so please not of that holier than thou.

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