December 19, 2013 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #999054popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I did already shekalim. Just before all you big fat jerks didn’t tell me to skip rosh hashana.
See. I understand why it snowed last friday–it is a b’feirush daf yomi. I just don’t know how you big fat jerks knew the gemaraDecember 19, 2013 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #999055Sam2Participant
It doesn’t bother me when people believe these stories. Presumably some happened and some didn’t. Whether or not they actually happened is irrelevant as hopefully the message gets through. (And yes, when the only message of a story is “look at how great this Rabbi is/was” then I tend to ignore it; I don’t need apocryphal stories to tell me the greatness of Gedolim-their Torah does that.)
What does bother me is when people think that someone who doesn’t believe these stories has a P’gam in their Emunah.
It also bothers me that someone who would say the Rambam’s definition of Hashgacha Pratis would probably be shouted down as an Apikores nowadays.December 19, 2013 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #999056WIYMember
Im assuming you are ashkenazic so therefore many things you do Halachically is against how the Rambam paskensdoesn’t that bother you that you do so many things against the Rambam?December 19, 2013 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #999057HaLeiViParticipant
There goes another badly misunderstood Rambam. That is the problem with digging up abandoned Hashkafos. You don’t really understand them because there’s no Mesora on them.December 19, 2013 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #999058Sam2Participant
HaLeiVi: Please elaborate the Rambam’s Shittah on Hashgacha Pratis then. He’s pretty Mefurash. And just because it’s not Shagur B’fi Kol doesn’t mean it was abandoned. Presumably people know the Rambam’s Hashkafas on everything because people always learned all of the Rambam’s Sefarim.
WIY: The Rambam is generally considered the basis for our Shittos (even Ashkenazims’) on Ikkarei Emunah. So it bothers me when he’s thrown out the window.January 20, 2014 9:52 am at 9:52 am #999059RR44Participant
ANOTHER MOIRDEIGE MA’ASEH
A talmid of R’ Shmu’el kamenetzky was getting married in eretz Yisroel. he contacted his rebbe, and offered him a ticket. R’ shmuel agreed to come with one condition, that he is NOT mesader kiddushin, it being that the chosson was then learning by Maran R’ Dovid Solovaitchik.
The talmid proceeded to invite R’ dovid to the chuppa, and offered him siddur kiddushin.
When R’ dovid arrived at the chuppa, he saw R’ Shmu’el. Recognising who R’ shmuel was, he insisted that R’ shmu’el be mesader. R’ shmu’el however insisted that he had only come on condition that R’ dovid be mesader.
The story is printed in portraits of greatness which includes a photo of their discussion.
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