January 29, 2013 4:45 am at 4:45 am #608001
That moment when there’s some delicious milchig food available to eat and you remember you ate (often some not particularly good) meat/chicken meal and are fleishigs (t9 claims it should be flies hits). Add your own lol.January 29, 2013 5:24 am at 5:24 am #925390
Buying something with an OU and noticing, only after opening the package, that it’s OU-D (makpid on CY, obviously).January 29, 2013 5:42 am at 5:42 am #925391playtimeMember
Is this about frustration for being Jewish?January 29, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #925392
Talmud, I hope not. I thought it was about frustrating things that could only happen to Jewish people.January 29, 2013 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #925394rebdonielMember
An extremely frustrating moment for me was when YUTorah had a bunch of shiurim from Spring 2010 that went missing, mostly in Bava Basra, but also many in Kesuvos (from R’ Aryeh Lebowitz).
Another frustrating moment that happened more recently was the fact that the daf yomi shiurim of R’ Shalom Rosner went missing on Project Sinai, although he tells me that they’re going to put them back up soon, IY”H.January 29, 2013 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #925395
No it’s like DY said. Frustrating things that can only happen to Jewish (Torah observant) people.January 29, 2013 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #925396crisisoftheweekMember
Having 5 daughters who have been programed to marry boys who wont work for a living and being expected to foot the bill for it all.January 29, 2013 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #925397BSDMember
Fell into a deep sleep and then reminded yourself that you didn’t daven maariv yet.January 29, 2013 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #925398miritchkaMember
forgetting to shut your bedroom light before shabbos…January 29, 2013 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #925399CuriosityParticipant
Being born, thinking “Wow! That was pretty traumatic… I bet it’s all downhill from here,” only to wake up one morning about a week later and discover you didn’t know the half of it…January 29, 2013 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #925400zahavasdadParticipant
People using Moser and Loshon Horah to cover up ReshaimJanuary 29, 2013 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #925401oomisParticipant
Curiosity – only if you are a boy!!!!! The girls get a kiddush and no trauma!January 29, 2013 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #925402ZeesKiteParticipant
I personally think one shouldn’t view HaShem’s mitzvohs c”v as frustrating. Not that I really suspect the posters here of that.
I’ve heard (in the name of some Gedolim) that due to the previous generation’s viewing mitzvohs as such, even though they were meticulous, got the younger ones turned off.January 29, 2013 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #925403
I agree, which is why my example was one in which the frustration was caused by my own negligence.January 29, 2013 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #925404miritchkaMember
ZeesKite: this is not a rant against mitzvos, it’s a “rant” about how for those mitzvos, usually ones that involve a time limit, can be difficult for many of us. The examples given: A) buying an OU product only realizing its OU-D afterward, is frustrating cuz you really want it, and wouldnt have bought it otherwise B) shiurim tapes missing, not a complaint about having to listen to shiurim, but the fact that he cant cuz they arent there C) forgetting to shut a light before shabbos, not a complaint about shabbos, but frustration that I forgot!January 29, 2013 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #925405simcha613Participant
ZK- I disagree completely! The Rambam (and I think the Gemara too) says that a person should not say I don’t want to do something that’s assur (like eat pork) but rather we should say I want to do aveiros! I have a ta’ava for pork! But what can I do? Hashem told me not to and I follow His will.
We’re not supposed to ignore that which is frustrating, we’re supposed to embrace it and say even though it’s frustrating, Ill still do it because that is the ratzon Hashem.January 29, 2013 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #925406
January 29, 2013 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #925407
- Lying down on your bed and realizing that you forgot Ma’ariv
- Waking up on a Friday morning and realizing that you’re fleishig
- Trying to avoid weird looks from your co-workers when you wash netilas yodayim in the bathroom sink
- Shidduchim. nuff said
- Not being able to rub my eyes first thing in the morning
- Worrying about the ever increasing pile of random literature at my seat in shul, where it came from and why there’s no sheimos box
“Worrying about the ever increasing pile of random literature at my seat in shul, where it came from and why there’s no sheimos box”
LOL. I was once in a shul where almost half teh table was covered with these papers. There are just way too many of them especially in chassidish shuls. I think it has really made it impossible to Daven for a lot of people due to it being a “yetzer hora” to read it instead of davening.January 29, 2013 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #925408yungerman1Participant
simcha613, ZK- You are not really disagreeing. ZK is referring to the mentality back then “oy sis shver tzu zayn a yid”. “Oh, its difficult to be a yid”. That was all the younger generation heard and they said if its so difficult what do I need it for.
Simcha613- The younger generation didnt get a feel for yidishkeit and a desire to do ratzon Hashem, just oy sis shver tzu zayn a yid.
(This is obviously a generalization)January 29, 2013 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #925409oomisParticipant
Two things that have caused me grief, are leaving something in the microwave that I cooked for Shabbos and remembering that right after I bensched licht, or leaving the fridge light on, same scenario. Regarding the fridge, I now shut the light on Thursday to avoid that mistake (yes, I DO need the light on most days).January 29, 2013 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #925410playtimeMember
Okay Simcha613, I’m all in.
1) Alarm clock going off Shabbos morning
2) Forgetting that your tzitzis are not out by ‘Vayomer’
3) Being called up to an Aliya on the way to the bathroom
4) Chrain on the shirt by a kiddush
5) Mailman tries to hand you mail on shabbos
6) Wrong machsur to shul on Yom Tov
7) Starts raining at the chuppah
8) Someone tells you you are sitting in Eliyahu Hanavi’s chair
9) Hit in the eye by someone putting on their tallis
9) The Ba’al Tefila is a self-proclaimed ChazzanJanuary 30, 2013 1:38 am at 1:38 am #925411Torah613TorahParticipant
When I’m the only visible Jew in a very large class, and sitting in the front, and the teacher looks at me every time they write Aleph-null on the board and comments how, since they’re not Jewish, they don’t think they’re drawing the Aleph correctly. I just look back innocently and do not volunteer to demonstrate.January 30, 2013 2:33 am at 2:33 am #925412rebdonielMember
Re: The mailman on shabbos- wouldn’t it be better to take the mail than to embarrass the mailman, since embarrassment is an issur d’oraita, and making a chillul hashem is a serious concern?
What frustrates me is when it rains on shabbos and nobody holds by the Hatam Sofer on umbrellas, but that doesn’t matter, since I don’t use the eruv, anyways. Same is like finding money on the ground on shabbos and yom tov.January 30, 2013 3:33 am at 3:33 am #925413
What sort of class are you taking where ?? is written on the board more than once? Intro to Theoretical Infinite Sets?January 30, 2013 4:11 am at 4:11 am #925414Torah613TorahParticipant
Yserbius: Something like that, yeah.
Wow! How do you write that?January 30, 2013 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #925415
Like this ?? . What seems to be the problem?January 30, 2013 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #925416ZeesKiteParticipant
I certainly don’t think following HaShem’s explicit commandments is making a chilul HaShem. What kind of issur d’oraita is there? And furthermore, as far as plain mentchlichkiet is concerned, just a bit of an explanation will do.January 30, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #925417snowbunny3318Member
When you are asked at work why you are “wearing so many layers” by your bosses, who are buddhists.January 31, 2013 5:46 am at 5:46 am #925418superstarMember
Going to a random place expecting to see no one you know and out pops Jews!
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