Sunday, May 18, 2014

New Acronym for use in assessing all sorts of phenomena!

In light of the many recent statements of dubious validity, I would suggest a good barometer:

WWRYSS?

What Would Reb Yisroel Salanter Say?

This reflects a very biting comment made to me many years ago by a friend (yes, he is still a friend) of mine about a certain incident:

WWRAEKHD?

What Would Reb Avrohom Eliyahu Kaplan Have Done?

5 comments:

Gil Student said...

Over Pesach, I was thinking about how Hillel would conduct his Seder if he were alive today--would he eat matzah, maror and korech or just matzah and korech (discussed by Rishonim). It occurred to me that What Would Hillel Do? is a good thing to ask in life.

Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer said...

Also works!

Micha Berger said...

I already use "WWRALD"?

(For the stumped: http://j.mp/1lzO9jH )

Avi said...

And for those of us on a lower madreiga, there's always WWRYGBD and WWRMBD. :-)

Shmuel said...

I have been using WWAAD for some time (AA=Avraham Avinu). Usually used as a way to urge myself to act with greater generosity of spirit.