Aahhhh! Nachas Stories
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April 29, 2013 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #609169
Here is a thread where you can share your yiddishe nachas stories. Whether it’s about your kids, your nieces, nephews, or even your neighbor’s kids. If it’s cute, inspiring, or just plain beautiful, please share it so we can sheff nachas too.
I’ll begin with my six and a half yr. old son, who’s rebbe called me up during morning recess time to share nachas with me. He was explaining the story with R’ Shimon bar Yochai, how he was chased by the romans, and he hid in a cave with his son, and how scary it was, and they had no food with them, etc. And Hashem made a nais that a carob tree grew and they lived off the buxer tree.
Upon which my son (in 1st grade) pipes up and asks, “but Rebbe, what about Orlah?!”
Aahhhh, nachas!April 29, 2013 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #972395popa_bar_abbaParticipant
not bad, not bad.April 29, 2013 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #972396
Ah nachas. Great story baal habooze. I found some answers on aish dot com on Rav Asher Alports torah page that you can share with your son.
The Torah forbids the consumption of orlah, the fruits produced by a tree for the first three years (Leviticus 19:23). The Talmud (Shabbos 33b) relates that when Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai was forced to flee to a cave to save his life, a carob tree miraculously sprouted there to provide him sustenance. How was he permitted to eat the fruits, which are considered orlah?
Rabbi Yissochar Dov of Belz (Imrei Daas) cites the Talmud (Yerushalmi Orlah 1:1), which rules that if a tree grows in a place which isn’t designed for human settlement, which was the case with the cave of Rebbi Shimon, it is exempt from the laws of orlah.
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky (Derech Emunah Hilchos Maaser Sheini 10:6) notes that Maimonides rules that if a tree grows on its own in a public area, such that its fruits are ownerless and available to all, the laws of orlah do not apply to it.
The M’rafsin Igri gives a few answers. First, a tree which grows miraculously is exempt from all laws governing fruits, such as orlah and ma’aser. Second, the tree may have already been planted elsewhere for more than three years, and if it was transferred to the cave together with its roots, its fruits would be immediately permissible. Alternatively, Rebbi Shimon may have eaten the carob fruits while they were still small and not yet legally classified as fruits which are forbidden as orlah.April 29, 2013 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #972397rationalfrummieMember
your 6 year old was mechaven to a bavusteh shaila! That’s a great story.April 29, 2013 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #972398Torah613TorahParticipant
Great story! Much nachas!April 29, 2013 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #972399torahlishma613Participant
Once upon a time reb Aharon Kotler had memorized all 3 bobas of Gemara when he was just 9April 29, 2013 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #972400
BaalHabooze a smart question. May you and all klal yisrael continue to have only nachas from all their children!
The answer I know is that things that come thru a nes are not subject to the regular stuff so fruit from a nes are not subject to orlah just as clothes from a nes are more subject to shatnez etc.April 29, 2013 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #972401
Clothes have a din of orlah? Please explain.April 29, 2013 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #972402
Clothes have a din of orlah?
Sure. Didnt you know? When you buy clothes you can’t wear them for 3 years.April 29, 2013 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #972403🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
I’m not sure if this story comes in here, but it’s a cute story so I’ll repeat it. When my sister was four years old, my seven year old brother asked me why we can’t see Hashem. My four year old sister piped up “Let’s say you would be able to see Hashem, and you would want to see the oven. You wouldn’t be able to see it, because Hashem is all over…”April 29, 2013 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #972404
Id like a second opinion.April 29, 2013 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #972405oomisParticipant
BaalH, what a clever little boy to think of that! Kinehora!!!April 29, 2013 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #972406☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
When you buy clothes you can’t wear them for 3 years.
That’s why I always buy suits that are three sizes too big.April 29, 2013 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #972407☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I also only buy Hanes, not that other company.April 29, 2013 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #972408
Thank you so much everybody that posted with kind words of compliments. May we all be zocheh to much yiddishe nachasApril 29, 2013 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #972409
That’s why I always buy suits
that are three sizes too big
DY Thats the first serious thing you’ve posted here for a long time ☺. By the way is the whole suit 3 sizes too big or only the pants…
Id like a second opinion
WIY You are usually ‘Well Informed’ yourself… Lol. Well dont panic, you still have 3 years to find out!April 29, 2013 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #972410
You mean I have to wear 3 years ago’s style? Its probably coming back in soon anyways.April 29, 2013 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #972411
“I also only buy Hanes, not that other company.”
A line I never thought Id see on a nachas thread…April 30, 2013 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #972412miritchkaMember
My 6 year old asked me when we were going to go to a relatives chassunah. I told her “first we have to daven to Hashem to help her find her chosson”.
the next day we were walking down the block and she whispers to me “mommy, there’s a big boy. Is that the chosson _____is looking for?” and my 4 yr old pipes up “we found him! we found him!!”
If only it were so easy!!April 30, 2013 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #972413tzaddiqMember
i asked my 10 year old daughter where she went with her friends this past shabbos afternoon. she said she went to visit the elderly people in the old age home in our neighbourhood, and made the old people so happyApril 30, 2013 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #972414kingdavidParticipant
I asked my 3 year daughter, “what did hashem put all around Har-Sinai?” she replied “STICKERS!”
(she made for arts-n-crafts the ‘har sinai’ and decorated it with flower shape stickers.)May 1, 2013 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #972415tzaddiqMember
kingdavid – lol! that reminds me of my 4 yr old nephew, who was showing me his pesach arts ‘n crafts, i asked him, “wow, who made all these froggies in mitzrayim?” he said, “morah raizy did, but i coloured it in!”August 29, 2013 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #972416
there’s a nice story i heard recently about an inspirational man, an incredible father, and an inspirational yid.
his children were asked how their father was able to raise such a beautiful family of healthy happy and frum children, each one a gem, one better than the next. he cited the following:
in the early 1900’s it was, k’yodu’a, extremely difficult for a jew to hold on to a job with Shabbos et all. his father would lose his job every Monday morning, just like hundreds of other jews, because they didn’t show up on Saturday. he would walk in on Monday morning, and the boss would “give it to him” for his backwards way of life and for having his priorities unbalanced. then he would hand him his pink slip, and was shown the door, never to come back. his father would come home with a huge smile, and show his children his pink slip, and thank the RBS”O for allowing him to keep Shabbos again, enjoy the pleasures of ruchniyous, instead of giving in to work. he would then be mispallel to find a new job and head outdoors for job-hunting.
when sukkos came their father would build a sukkah and proudly decorate it with all his pink slips all around the walls.
it was with such optimism, such pride, and attitude, that all the children grew up to appreciate and love yiddishkeit.
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