December 1, 2020 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1925058
ive been reading this coffe room and saw that anyone who writes is a bored soul. Do the world a favor LEARN TORAH. The world NEEDS it now more then EVER.December 2, 2020 8:05 am at 8:05 am #1925181commonsaychelParticipant
I see you joined 5 days ago, and posted 6 times, your right, now practice what you preach.December 2, 2020 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1925382
just got back from the bmDecember 2, 2020 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1925408commonsaychelParticipant
so stay thereDecember 2, 2020 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #1925414CTLAWYERParticipant
Since early March, we have had a home full of our grand children, younger nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Mrs. CTL and I along with our children who have been living in the compound have been serving as morah and rebbi, camp counselors, cooks, etc. besides running our professional practice.
My doctor said the half hour a day I spend on the CR is an important stress reliever.
Who are you to tell me what to do?December 3, 2020 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #1925641
torah is the best reliever of stress,dont argue.December 6, 2020 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #1926298Shmili_OOngarParticipant
a pashute yid- true, but not everyone is up to that level where they can get relieved of stress just by learning. Thats a pretty high madreiga. Also, are you not spending time on CR yourself? Kshot Atzmecha V’acharkach kshot acheirim.December 7, 2020 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #1926814Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
curious – when someone considers/advises to “go learn Torah” – how do you measure it?
“go eat” can be measured in calories, “go study math” – in SAT, but how do we measure “‘learn Torah”?
I realize that there is a subjective and a mysterious element here, but we should be able to have some measure, even if imperfect.December 13, 2020 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #1928257
I Am not A rabbi but I know that every person is different..December 13, 2020 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1928300GadolhadorahParticipant
For many of us, the CR is a great opportunity to escape the real world of seemingly unending office Zoom calls and filling in as surrogate teachers for children and grandchildren while offering opportunities to learn from some of the CR regulars and otherwise decompress. Your musar about how we should spend our free time is greatly appreciated and appropriately filed away.December 14, 2020 1:36 am at 1:36 am #1928318Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
GH: >>escape the real world >> filling in as surrogate teachers
I feel opposite on both issues:
– an opportunity to connect to fellow Jews and hear different opinions
– an opportunity to fulfill mitzva “ve shinantem levaneha” on your own instead of using some randoms as substitute parents. While the process is not without challenges and negative parts, we enjoy discussing interesting things with kids instead of reacting to what schools do to them. YMMV.
Encouragement for grandparents here: says somewhere that someone who teaches a grandchild gets olam haboh. Explanation – parent can teach a kid merely by example. Grandparent can not, the kid can not relate to his example that is too far removed. So, a grandparent is force to teach in a way that generalizes from his generation to the kid’s, and that merits olam haboh.
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