Mistaken Report Says Asifa at CitiField to Be Held on May 28 May 3, 2012  9:35 am

internet-asifaMatzav.com has confirmed that despite a report in the chareidi media this week indicating a change of date, the upcoming Ichud Hakehillos L’Tohar Hamachane gathering, otherwise known as the “Internet Asifa,” will be talking place on Sunday, May 20, at CitiField in Queens, as originally scheduled.

A report on the front page of the Brooklyn-based Hamodia newspaper on Monday stated that the event would be taking place on May 28. Organizers, though, tell Matzav.com that this is mistaken and that the original date, May 20, was never changed.

The Hamodia report, by Avraham Weissman, primarily addressed the question of why women will not be participating in the asifa at CitiField. Askonim involved in the planning of the event explained that logistics did not allow for the stadium to be divided for men and women, and thus the decision was made for the 40,000 seats at the stadium to be designated for men.

Organizers were quick to point out to Matzav.com, however, that women will be participating in the event via satellite at various locations, with the program being broadcast live.

In addition to chizuk, hisorerus and general guidance, the asifa, organizers say, will offer participants tangible help to custom filter their technology. Rabbonim have been urged to work with their individual kehillos and apprise people of the importance of the Ichud’s mission and the upcoming asifa.

It is not clear how many people will attend the event, but organizers say that they are hopeful that they will fill the entire stadium after months of advertising, meetings, and pre-event publicity efforts.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}

22 Responses to Mistaken Report Says Asifa at CitiField to Be Held on May 28

1 .Comment from ww

May 3, 2012 at 9:43 am
was there a mechitzah by matan torah?

2 .Comment from Torahis1

May 3, 2012 at 9:48 am
date was changed to the 16th

3 .Comment from anon

May 3, 2012 at 9:51 am
May28 is the second day of shevuos

4 .Comment from Trolly McTrollerson

May 3, 2012 at 9:56 am
how many technological solutions will be offered? (filter? buddy system, keystroke recording systems? etc)

5 .Comment from anon

May 3, 2012 at 9:57 am
Also from May24 to June4,citifield will have its regular tenants,the New York Mets baseball team there. Advice : the next daf hayomi siyum happens in the early winter when MetLife stadium is occupied by the regular tenants( New York Giants/Jets fotball team). moshiach should come first

6 .Comment from Yossi

May 3, 2012 at 10:14 am
I had heard it was taking place on May 27.

7 .Comment from Matis

May 3, 2012 at 10:28 am
Every news article I've read has stated different times the asifa will begin and end.

8 .Comment from Moshe

May 3, 2012 at 10:36 am
The 28th would be a problem because it is on Monday and it is Shavuos!

9 .Comment from Anonymous

May 3, 2012 at 10:56 am
better let everybody know of the change

10 .Comment from Jacob

May 3, 2012 at 10:57 am
will the event be streamed live for those of us who cannot make because of job and family obligations? Please let us know

11 .Comment from bucky

May 3, 2012 at 10:58 am
I say they should just post a transcript of this afisa on posters and glue them to telephone poles in Borough Park.

12 .Comment from WolfishMusings

May 3, 2012 at 11:11 am
There's also the fact that Monday, May 28 is the second day of Shavuous. The Wolf

13 .Comment from issey

May 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

14 .Comment from Shimon

May 3, 2012 at 11:22 am
How can they know how many people will attend if they have not started selling tickets yet? What are they waiting for? Will they be selling them at the door only?

15 .Comment from Anonymous

May 3, 2012 at 11:35 am
Based on my baseball leanings, I have an aversion to CitiField. My Allegiance lies in the Bronx. Hence my problem. I cannot step into the place.

16 .Comment from anonoymus

May 3, 2012 at 11:47 am
Why is there no Asifa to address the crisis of Shidduchimm. Hundreds of families are facing extinction due to a lack of continuity. It is a silent holocaust with results of extermination at levels of those in World War 2. Yet not once has an Asifa or any public forum taken place to address this issue. Thousands of Klall Yisroel in all neighborhoods are lonely without a spouse- without whom to speak to. The Yetzer Hora is there to entice and we are treated as mice. Is that nice???

17 .Comment from Moshe

May 3, 2012 at 11:59 am
Is it true that it was changed to be held on Thursday next week, Lag Baomer?

18 .Comment from Stu

May 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm
It is on the 28th! The 28th of iyar.

19 .Comment from Anonymous

May 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm
they are charging for this?

20 .Comment from Yankel

May 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm
Any Assifa which is made to help the Ruchnius of Klall Yisroel is a real priveledge to be part of. t Thank you HaOskim B'tzorchei Tzibbur BE-EMUNA

21 .Comment from Bask

May 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm
"11. Comment from bucky Time May 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM I say they should just post a transcript of this afisa on posters and glue them to telephone poles in Borough Park." What is an "afisa"?

22 .Comment from anonoymus

May 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm
I never knew the 28th of may was shavuous


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