familygirl819 has made a comment on Disconnect and Enjoy:
i really enjoyed disconecting today! the two hours without tech , sppent with my fam made me appreciate my life so much more!
gmar chasima tova!
MzEmilyJane10:23am via Web
@DayToDisconnect @AbbadiaMareFest@sammy105 Most of my time was spent with family… who I live with, but never see! It was nice =)
Layda_orgOct 04, 11:56pm via Web
@DayToDisconnect thanks for the follow! Sunday: #jewish fast day, went to wooded area in uptown Manhattan, NYC, by Hudson river, #meditated.
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it was great! keep doing it, at least once a month. it’s very very healthy!
Decided that I was going to learn for the 2 hours that I disconnected I ended up extending another half hour!I felt like a free person!!
spent about 75 uninterrupted minutes being able to focus on looking for an esrog
Just want to let you know that I really enjoyed disconnecting. I am
happy that I took on 5 hours – because at first I felt a bit lost and
unsure what to do with myself… But then I sat down with my mom and
we came up with a menu for Erev Yom Kippur and all 6 Succos meals!
Now, this is something I would end up doing anyway, but ordinarily my
mother has to beg me to actually do it and then I kvetch and don’t
have much patience for it, but since I had literally nothing else to
do (couldn’t even eat anything!), I was quite enthusiastic. Turned out
that I was “disconnected” for over 7 hours – and now I feel satisfied
Thank you for this opportunity! (Maybe I should start disconnecting
i disconnected for 2 hours while i was disconnected i was playing with
a kid who has special needs it was really relaxing not having to worry
about my phone while and interuptions–
Hi!! My name is Andrea. Im from Mexico City. I registered to
disconnect today. And it was really succesfull. My cousin and my
nephews came today to my house, and I told everyone, (including my
parents and my brother) that we needed to be disconnected today. We
talk for Hours and Hours and we enjoy our day a lot!! My parents
didn´t watch any TV today and they are used to watch it all sundays
and watch football, and they didn´t watch anything. My nephews
everytime they come to my house, they play XBOX and they draw
beautiful things with my dad, and my cousin my mother and I, we talked
a lot. Thank You for the information and videos you made. It was
helpful for my family to do this.
P.S .. We decide that once in the week we are going to disconnect.
I spent my hours with special children. But I did more hours than I
signed up for.
I signed up to shut off my phone for one hour. i ended up doing an hour and a half becuase i loved being away from my phone as long as possible. It was so nice not to be tied down to my phone. After the hour and a half, i had to turn it back on due to the fact that i was driving far and needed to be reached. I think it was a beautiful idea.
Thank you Ohr Naava!
I did get to disconnect for about 5 hours. I enjoyed taking care of my friend’s baby for the afternoon. A baby’s smile beats a shiny screen!
To growing awareness,
Dear Rabbi Wallerstein and the entire Ohr Naava staff,
thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to disconnect!
I listen to all your shuirim and they really inspire me!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe you can do day to disconnect once a month- like every rosh
chodesh or something like that!
the best day of my life!! thanks!! u guys are the best!!
I disconnected today for 10 hours from my email- it was amazing. It
just showed me that I don’t need to be on my email all day talking to
my friends. I was able to relax and keep busy with other stuff.
Thank you Ohr Naava!
I think it was a great idea..I really think that as a whole that it
helped people come to realization that cell phones have become a sick
addiction..it ruins relationships..and distances people instead of
bringing them closer. I wish that this “day to disconnect” heightens
awareness of the over-usage and complete addiction of people and
encourages people to rethink their cell phone habit.
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Today I disonnected for about 5 or 6 hours instead of 2. I read a book
on tefilah, and it really inspired me! When I left my house i left my
phone at home, and i had an amazing time just because i wasnt stressed
and constantly thinking i need to reach someone or text or email. It
was great for
those few hours, it was just peaceful.
Thank you for an amazing opportunity! I suggest doing this monthly
maybe or every fast!
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Thank you for this wonderful campaign! I signed up for 12 hours but
did all 24! it was a really great experience. i think i did everything
you had on your list including visiting my grandparents, trying new
recipes, listening to music, spending time with family… Thank
I did two hours this morning from 11 am- 1pm and I have to say that it
felt so liberating. I am a single mom of one eleven year old boy, I
didn’t let him use technology either. At first he fought me but he did
a puzzle we ate breakfast together, he went to the eye dr got contacts
for the first time and we went out for lunch! I now decided to use
less of my blackberry/ facebook and more mommy and son time, I also
cut my sons time with technology and we both feel the difference!
Thanks ohr naava:).
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Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this special program.
today, when i needed to ask my friend something that i normaly would
have texted to her, i was forced to call her from my house phone
instead and i found myself on the phone for a few hours talking and
having a good time. i dont usually talk much to this friend of mine
and you never know…this could be the begginging of a new beautiful
Hi my name is Ariella and Im 14!
Today I “disconnected” from 7:30-8:30pm. It felt so accomplishing!
I broke my fast with my family, no iPods involved, in the beginining
of the hour.
Then afterwards, I sat down and did my homework! Straight through! I
finished all that had to be done.
Instead of watching a tv show, or the begining of the Ravens game, I
I would be honored to be a part of something this great again!
Please continue this project- everyone, no matter who, can benefit!!
Thanks for helping me today!
Thank you sooo much for reminding me to disconnect.
I really enjoyed the campaign. The idea is just perfect for our daily
lives, not only for one day!!
In the begining I thought that disconnecting from my phone for one
hour was enough, but an hour passed and another and another… It was
Also I want to thank you for the ideas, it’s been a long time since
the last time I played with my siblings a board game. We even played
twice and enjoyed it very much!!
Hope to hear of this project very soon and I hope you apply it also in
other countries and not only in the U.S.A
Thank you very much,
Ktiva Vejatima Tova!! May Hashem Bless you with the best!
– Lea –
I disconnected n it felt gr8. I finally had a normal 2 hr 1st seder widout checking my fone every 5 min n cant learn at all. Tnx 4 the idea n looking fwd 2 the nxt 1
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What an amazing day I had today, I pledge to disconnect for three
hours and I thought omg what am I gonna do for so long…… I wasn’t
looking forward…. I was trying to remember what had gotten into me
when I made such a pledge….. I was going to go back and cancel or at
least bring it down to the minimum- 1 hour, with all my justifications
of people needing to get hold of me……. I’m not really the kind…
I’m not addicted……, but before I managed to get around to it the
2nd of October had already arrived and I knew I had pledged three
hours and a word is a word…. so reluctantly at 3:50pm I turned off
my phone and internet. At first it was itching me and I thought may be
I’ll just check my messages and emails….. I’ll do the hours later…
but knowing from experience I knew that it just wouldn’t work… then
for some reason I decided maybe I already did my hours because in the
night I never checked my phone…. but then I remembered that
truthfully I never switched it off…. then I thought to my self it’s
no big deal I’m just gonna do it, I have to………….
For a long time now I have had a large backdrop of course work I’m
meant to be doing, but I just never can be bothered or get around to
doing it. well…. not having much else to do and as an attempt to get
my mind off the phone situation, I took out my work…… with
tranquillity that I don’t know where it turned up from I began doing
my work, one hour passed……….. two hours passed………….. and
even the third hour passed………….. and I didn’t want to turn on
my phone….. YES I DIDN’T WANT TO TURN ON MY PHONE!!!!!………the
feeling of peace and disconnection was just something I didn’t want to
let go off, and so I didn’t turn on my phone straight away I carried
on till the end of the fast, managing to do a large chunk of my work
and certainly inspiring me to take care of the rest!
THANKS A LOT!!!