February 12, 2009 4:31 am at 4:31 am #1082208
qwerty- any end in sight yet?February 12, 2009 4:52 am at 4:52 am #1082209
kapusta: qwertyuiop only got his cast on on sunday!!!February 12, 2009 5:34 am at 5:34 am #1082210
Belev Echad, i don’t plan for the future – i live for the moment. that’s not gonna ever happen to me
areivimzehlazeh, if you dare daven that i break another bone you’re dead meat
Curious, my muscles are not mush nothing. there’s no way i’m gonna waste my life at therapy. i’ll be fine – sports is therapy anyway.
qwertyuiop, if i could live through it, you could too. (by the way i thought you just broke a finger. why the splint on your forearm?? what a drag.)
asdfghjkl, yeah i’m looking forward!February 12, 2009 5:48 am at 5:48 am #1082211
moish01: he broke his wrist!!!February 12, 2009 5:58 am at 5:58 am #1082212
oh right! my bad. yeah i feel bad for qwertyuiop. except he doesn’t play ball all that often so what’s the big deal? jk!February 12, 2009 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1082216
moish, do you really think you’ll be running around so soon? don’t wanna burst your bubble but you ain’t being realistic. it might take a couple weeks till you can run properly and you sure do not wanna get tackled too quickly. refua shlaima.February 12, 2009 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #1082221
myshadow, but that wouldn’t be any fun, would it? actually, i hope they don’t!February 12, 2009 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #1082227
moish: you were correct, i did break a finger, actually about 4 of them, but this time my wrist.$
asdfghjkl: i too play basketball every few weeks.$
kapusta: get back to me in about 5 weeks.$February 26, 2009 5:15 am at 5:15 am #1082251
resurrection of the dead
~a~February 26, 2009 5:22 am at 5:22 am #1082252
anonymisss thanx, another place for me to scream at moish, but I cant believe you would do something like that to him, I thought you were on the same sideFebruary 26, 2009 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1082253
same side? don’t get it-whose side of what?
~a~February 26, 2009 7:41 am at 7:41 am #1082254
anonymisss: yay your here too!!!February 26, 2009 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #1082256
hey areivim i’m putting this here even though it’s been neglected for a while…
a pushed myself to daven mincha yesterday. i feel like it’s the worst thing i’ve done in a while. i walked away feeling like a piece of garbage (appreciate that i moderated it myself, mods!) it meant nothing to me. what a waste of time. seriously. i’m not just saying that. it’s so stupid to push myself when it’s empty.
(i remembered yaale v’yovoh though!)February 26, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm #1082257
ok fine moish, so it left u feeling empty. so big whoop. there was nothing there, all emptyness and it was a big waste of time.
i can hear that.
except when you come up to shamayim, and they’re nearing the list of all the good things you’ve done, and are about to decree what level you’ll go to, and you are frantic, desperately trying to find something else….and then WOW!!!
you will be ECSTATIC when they find this. your schar, even for doing the mitzvah with no drive, no desire, and a whole lotta emptyness, STILL COUNTS.
so for now, it may not have been worth it. but who cares? we’re not living for now anyway. when u get up there, you’ll be glad you did it.February 27, 2009 5:09 am at 5:09 am #1082259
belev echad: good answer!!$February 27, 2009 5:35 am at 5:35 am #1082260
moish if I’m allowed to comment on anything regarding your spirituality anymore it has been said (supposedly even by R’ Chaim Kanievsky shlita) that no tefila, empty as you may think it is, is ever wasted, you helped someone, somewhere in the world and I for one, think that thats a wonderful use of time.
btw, this is possibly the reason that anshei kneses hagedolah wrote tefillos out, anyone know?
anonymisss your friends, good buddys, on the same sideFebruary 27, 2009 6:58 am at 6:58 am #1082261
Belev Echad: that was great!!!! well said!!!February 27, 2009 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #1082262
i feel like it’s the worst thing i’ve done in a while
Is that true Moish? You can’t think of ONE worse thing than that? If so, you are truly a tzadik!February 27, 2009 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #1082263
wow, thanksFebruary 27, 2009 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #1082264
sjs, I think what moish means is that it made him feel very inconsistent, which is something that doesn’t go well with his honesty. Moish? Is that right?
~a~February 27, 2009 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1082265
moish- just got to this. Are you satisfied with the answers given?
I think both of kapusta’s responses were on the mark- just don’t want anything stuffed down your throat. Air your thoughtsFebruary 27, 2009 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #1082266
areivim? did a compliment from you to me somehow escape your computer into cyberspace and onto this thread where I could see it? something big must be happening today!!! jk
um both my responses? I only had one in thereMarch 2, 2009 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1082268
kapusta- do i really give the impression of hard to impress? I’m usually free with handing out compliments… or so I thoughtMarch 2, 2009 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #1082269
hey you’re not bad, areivim.
and i did answer here but for some reason it wasn’t posted so i’m gonna ignore and move on.March 3, 2009 12:09 am at 12:09 am #1082270
no its not that just that you havent completely re-earned your title after my mussar schmooze last week. see the mazel tov thread for more infoMay 14, 2015 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1082271
So yesterday my hat went missing at the office I was at before Mincha. Unfortunately I had to daven b’yechidus (in accordance with Rav Chaim).May 14, 2015 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #1082272
Why did you take it off to begin with?
Also, not having a hat isn’t a p’tur from tefillah b’tzibbur – after you get your hat, run and catch a minyan!May 14, 2015 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #1082273
Why did you take it off to begin with?
Excellent question. The only reason was because the doctor didn’t let me lie down wearing it.
after you get your hat, run and catch a minyan!
It was the last minyan coming up. By time I got my other hat (it was embarrassing walking in public without a hat) my only choice was to make the zman b’yechidus.May 14, 2015 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #1082274
the doctor didn’t let me lie down wearing it
How religiously insensitive. Time for a new doctor.May 15, 2015 2:09 am at 2:09 am #1082275
Joseph & DaasYochid:- Let’s get this straight once & for all:- Nothing ever gets in the way of commencing Tefillo b’Tzibur;
Certainly, not lack of a hat, and certainly pray Mincho before sunset without a hat, rather than after sundown with a hat; Certainly never ever arrive late to Shacharis, but always come at least 5 minutes early, so that you have Tallis & Tefillin on before Shacharis commences, so can get up to Tefillo b’Tzibur without skipping:- Only thing that can possibly be skipped at Shacharis is a hat by dint of your Tallis on your head.
If running to catch a Minjan is going to put you out of breath and jeopardize your health or state of mind, forgo the hat to have time to walk biMenuchas Nefesh, but don’t ever risk missing Tefillo b’Tzibur for any lame duck reason such as a hat.May 15, 2015 2:43 am at 2:43 am #1082276
lame duck reason
Anyhow, it’s a machlokes haposkim.May 15, 2015 2:53 am at 2:53 am #1082277
Joseph- Is rav Chaim your posek anymore than rav Sheinberg or rav Shmuel Aurbach (both of whom say minyan is better)?May 15, 2015 3:24 am at 3:24 am #1082278
My posek follows Rav Chaim on this.May 15, 2015 11:34 am at 11:34 am #1082279
Joseph, did you find the hat at the doctor’s office?May 15, 2015 11:52 am at 11:52 am #1082280
Nechomah, it turns out someone moved it to a closet. I retrieved it the next day. (I felt slightly conspicuous wearing one hat on my head and holding another in my hand as I walked the streets.)May 15, 2015 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #1082281
Why? Are you not proud of the uniform of a ben Torah?May 15, 2015 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #1082282
Of course. I was proud to wear my hat on the street, especially so on a hot day. It was the second hat in my hand that was conspicuous since if someone saw me holding that before he noticed I was already wearing one, he may have momentarily thought why wasn’t it on the head where it belonged.May 15, 2015 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #1082284
I’m shocked that you’d be so careless about maris ayin. You should have put it in a bag.May 15, 2015 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1082286
Thank you for the mussar. I’m mekabel it.May 16, 2015 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1082287
Are you not proud of the uniform of a ben Torah?
Perhaps you meant to say “one possible uniform of a ben Torah.” I know many bnai Torah who do not wear hats.May 17, 2015 4:10 am at 4:10 am #1082288
Joseph: Just out of curiosity, what style of hat do you wear?May 17, 2015 4:52 am at 4:52 am #1082289
Fedora. But I’m thinking of going Homburg.May 18, 2015 2:25 am at 2:25 am #1082290
Yes, the fedora is quite en vogue among yidden. How did you happen to choose it?
I like the Homburg, but only if it doesn’t curl up too much on the sides.
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