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  • #607464
    shmendrick
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    I try to take on a new chumrah each week. A new chumrah opens up new zchusim for the person who made the kabbolah. I am looking for suggestions. Any thoughts for a new chumchah for this week?

    #1089059
    Mammele
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    Abstain from the CR and do something productive in its stead. Maybe write a dvar torah? Hey, you asked…

    #1089060
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    A new chumrah opens up new zchusim for the person who made the kabbolah

    Only eat foods that start with the letter “Q.”

    The Wolf

    #1089061
    WIY
    Member

    Your chumrah should be not to use the internet for a week.

    #1089063
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    Your chumrah should be not to use the internet for a week.

    I don’t believe not using the internet is a chumra. I think using it is a kulla.

    #1089064
    uneeq
    Member

    This shmendrick started 5 troll threads in just one week. What does it take to get him blocked?

    #1089066
    mommamia22
    Participant

    Remember that comment that you made about rav Moshe, zt’l, and how Torah protects kinderlach outside the house??

    I think there was much more to what Rav Moshe was saying.

    Otherwise how could we have lost such a pure innocent neshomah like the one we lost a year and a half ago???

    There must be more.

    I think it’s more important to make sure you’ve learned properly whatever you’ve learned (your thoughts) before correcting your actions.

    Actions stem from thought. If the thoughts are corrupt or twisted, so the actions will be too.

    #1089067
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Only eat foods that start with the letter “Q.”

    Well there is

    Quince, Quiche, Quinoa,

    #1089068
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Quince, Quiche, Quinoa,

    and Quaker oats, so he could eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and have a healthful fruit as a snack.

    #1089069
    Toi
    Participant

    quale. but you may die.

    #1089070
    takahmamash
    Participant

    And drink plenty of quinine (tonic) water.

    #1089071
    oomis
    Participant

    OY VEY

    #1089072
    yehudayona
    Participant

    If you spell it “quale” you may deserve to die. Quayle would spell it “potatoe.”

    Don’t forget quesadillas.

    #1089073
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Did you want some Quackers with that too?

    #1089074
    WIY
    Member

    Qwazy thread

    #1089075
    uneeq
    Member

    Quail, if that’s not what Toi meant.

    Quahog

    Quince

    Queso

    Quisp Cereal

    Quaaludes

    Quark

    Quinnat Salmon

    Quenelle

    Queensland nut

    Queenfish

    Quavers

    Quaking pudding

    Quamash

    Quark cheese

    Quarter Pounder

    #1089077
    147
    Participant

    My new Chumro is to give thanks to haShem and be Makir Tov. To this end I shall recite full Hallel on Yom ha’Atzmaut & on Yom Yerusholayim, in recognition of the wonderful Nissim that haShem bestowed upon we Jewish people.

    My other Chumro is, that when I attend a Mincho Minyan that habitually omits Tachnun for no valid reason whatsoever, I recite Tachnun before the cantor commences Chazoras haShatz.

    My 3rd Chumro is that I shall spend a few days in the Southern Hemisphere this coming weekend, so that I can really feel the full impact of the tragedies of Assoro b’Teves by fasting at the summer solstice.

    #1089078
    WIY
    Member

    147

    Stop trolling this stupidity.

    #1089079
    yankleyankie
    Member

    Peeling all fruits and vegetables year round (not just pesach). And stop eating tomatoes and chicken.

    #1089080
    WIY
    Member

    Yankleyankie

    What’s wrong with tomatoes & chicken?

    #1089081
    WIY
    Member

    147

    You should ask a Rabbi before deciding to do something that may be kineged halacha. It would seem that in Shul Tachanun must be said after chazaras hashatz and you should confirm with a Rabbi if you may say it before or if it is better to say it after aleinu.

    #1089082
    Sam2
    Participant

    WIY: For whatever it’s worth, I also say Tachanun before Chazaras Hashat”z. I don’t do Nefilas Apayim, however, because that would be an Issur D’Oraisa of Lo Sisgod’du, even if I think the shul’s Minhag is a Minhag Ta’us. There’s no Issur of being Mafsik between SH”E and Chazaras Hashat”z. However, one should not interrupt between SH”E and Tachanun (see the Aruch Hashulchan who speaks very strongly on this).

    #1089083
    147
    Participant

    Tachnun {being a Supplication} is an extension of the Amidah, and hence should be recited as closely as possible to the Amidah; Being recited after Chazoras haShatz implies that Chazoras haShatz is considered as if everyone is reciting it, and naturally the inverse is:- How serious it is to talk or conduct any other activity during Chazoras haShatz.

    This being in addition to a Pesak that my Rosh Yeshiva ZT’L gave me decades ago.

    #1089085
    mik5
    Participant

    be mekabel shabbos 5 minutes early (if possible)

    learn more Torah

    be more careful with lashon hara

    scream “Omein. Yehay shamy rabba.”

    #1089086

    I call troll.

    #1089087
    brisket
    Participant

    Shmendrik instead of looking for new chumros to take on each week, may I suggest instead to learn sefer Cheshbon Hanefesh and work on a new middah every week? I think too many people get caught up in doing chumros that they forget about middos. After all middos are the way we act and how we think and feel.

    #1089088
    funnybone
    Participant

    Stand on your head and yell with all your might: ku, kuku, kukuri, kukuriku!

    #1089089
    Sam2
    Participant

    Mik5: To slightly tweak something you pointed out. It is Assur to say Amein louder than the person made the Bracha/said Kaddish. You should say Yehei Shmei Rabbah louder but not Amein. Also, the Poskim point out not to scream so loudly that it looks like you are making a mockery of what you’re saying.

    #1089090
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    My 3rd Chumro is that I shall spend a few days in the Southern Hemisphere this coming weekend, so that I can really feel the full impact of the tragedies of Assoro b’Teves by fasting at the summer solstice.

    There’s nothing stopping you from staying here (or wherever you are) and just fasting a few extra hours.

    Of course, the *real* chumra would be to travel to the South Pole and then fast until sunset — in late March.

    The Wolf

    #1089091
    147
    Participant

    There’s nothing stopping you from staying here (or wherever you are) and just fasting a few extra hours

    There may be no Issur of fasting a few extra hours this year, but next year when the few extra hours shall be Leil Shabbos, this will not be allowed, so next year, the only way of feeling more anguish by an elongated fast without belittling Shabbos, will verily be, by going to the Southern Hemisphere.

    #1089092
    Nechomah
    Participant

    I agree 100% with what Brisket said about working on a middah a week, but if you’re really looking to increase your zechusim via mitzvos, then I would first pick one mitzvah that you are already doing and learn all of the halochos very well that pertain to that mitzvah – say netilas yadayim – and then make sure that you are doing it exactly properly. Many times people are already not doing things 100% the right way and instead of accruing full mitzos, they are doing things half way right or something like that.

    #1089093
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Don’t forget qishka and qugel.

    #1089095
    shmendrick
    Member

    Nechomah and Brisket, Great idea!! I started with Modeh Ani. I found in a sefer that “When one says Modeh Ani one should sit up, place one hand on the other and bow one’s head.” That is my new chumrah!

    Netilas Yadayim is next…then Asher Yotzar…

    #1089097
    golfer
    Participant

    Quenelles are delicious.

    Recipes?

    On another thread perhaps, lest we raise the ire of troll seeking members and strictest mods.

    #1089098
    Wisey
    Participant

    Maybe every week learn a siman of Mishnah Berurah and follow the halachos it says there. After you keep every halacha you can start chasing all the chumros you want

    #1089100
    mik5
    Participant

    My comment was not posted.

    I had some good points, but it looks like the mods rejected it because – Ahem, Ahem! – and I don’t have time to re-type the whole thing sans the controversial part. Whatever.

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