September 21, 2023 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #2227154Zaphod BeeblebroxParticipant
During Elul my preferred mode of delivering mussar is to just yell the word over and over with increasing levels of hysteria. I have seen amazing results from this method, with at least four aveiros stopped in their tracks thanks to my efforts.
However Elul is now over, and I’m struggling to find an appropriate thing to yell at people I perceive to be wrongdoers. Is “Koifer” too harsh? Or can I still yell Elul because it’s still Elul Zman for my bochurim? I can’t seem to find anything else with which I can achieve quite that same level of visceral, apoplectic, rage. Something which I can really express my utter outrage at the fact that someone is not up to the levels I demand of them. Maybe “Koifer” isn’t strong enough. Any suggestions?September 21, 2023 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #2227250amiricanyeshivishParticipant
Try “Hashem LOOOOOOOOVES you!!!!!!
If that doesn’t work…..make sure you beleive it yourself firstSeptember 21, 2023 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #2227248Sam KleinParticipant
Yell out to them
IT’S IN MIDDLE OF ASERES YEMEI TESHUVASeptember 22, 2023 7:05 am at 7:05 am #2227281commonsaychelParticipant
try SOCIAL SATIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!September 23, 2023 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #2227381GadolhadorahParticipant
Have you ever considered whispering “Tishrei” since shaarei Shamayim are still open for another 10 days or so. You’d be amazed that volume doesn’t always equate to efficacy.September 24, 2023 8:55 am at 8:55 am #2227479SACT5Participant
Sneak up behind them and blow a shofar 🙂September 24, 2023 9:21 am at 9:21 am #2227483n0mesorahParticipant
Whatever you yelled at your screen, it stopped from posting it.September 24, 2023 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #2227548GadolhadorahParticipant
“Sneak up behind them and blow a shofar..”
And next year, you will be begging for mechilah for having caused them Tinnitus!!September 29, 2023 2:16 am at 2:16 am #2228431ReliableSourceParticipant
Koifer isn’t strong enough but if u carry a spray bottle mabye the combined efforts of yelling Koifer and mercilessly spraying the talmidim then with seyata dishmaiya the mussar will break through and the Talmud will do teshuvaSeptember 29, 2023 9:24 am at 9:24 am #2228437Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Apparently, young Nehama Leibovitz told her father that she learned at school that one should behave better between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Her father replied that yes but one should also behave better between Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.September 29, 2023 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #2228489n0mesorahParticipant
“the mussar will break through and the Talmud will do teshuva”
Mussar is the antidote to everything! it can even salvage The Talmud!
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