September 4, 2013 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #610527
My brother told me that the soton “gets” us in funny ways during the Yomim Noraim….the guy in front of you in shul whips his talis in your face (that one’s for men),the people right behind you might be yapping away by U’nisaneh Tokef….the kids may act kvetchy, the food might have gotten cold, whatever the test let’s REMEMBER that it’s exactly that: a test! Let us try not to mar our yom tov with angry thoughts…passing THAT VERY test might give us the exact number of bonus points we still needed for a sweet new year! It’s such a nice “vort” I logged in to tell you all.
The Soton is still at work, but ….so is the yetzer tov!!September 4, 2013 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #973096
Talking to MYSELF, not preaching, just thought others might enjoy the “prophylactic” chizuk.September 8, 2013 2:29 am at 2:29 am #973097WIYMember
He doesn’t have to get us in mysterious ways. I was truly shocked to see people talk during chazaras hashatz shacharis and I even saw one guy talk at the end of mussaf. He just couldn’t hold out ten minutes. Is it so exciting to talk by davening?September 8, 2013 3:07 am at 3:07 am #973098
Habits are hard to break. If a person is accustomed to doing something all year, it’s not always easy to stop “cold turkey”. Or, maybe it was urgent?September 8, 2013 4:01 am at 4:01 am #973099NechomahParticipant
Oh eclipse, such good advice. I really worked on that this year. I had a problem with seating in shul – the seat for my 7 1/2 yo was in a completely different room, no help when she wants to sit next to Mommy. I was so upset since I had donated a large sum of $ to the shul not so very long ago and there were others who got much better seating than I. I vented to my husband, but I kept thinking that being angry was just going to create me bigger problems. I talked to my daughter before daavening and explained that we were going to deal with things the way they were with hopefully a few adjustments – she could sit next to me in the aisle if the other people in my row wouldn’t mind switching over seats to let me sit at the end – and that we would deal with the nisayon in a better way than being angry. Oh, do I hope I got bonus points for that. The gabbai is my downstairs neighbor, so I really did not want to start up with him on YT. Now that things are not so pressing, I’ll go and nicely ask if he can switch things around for Yom Kippur. Hopefully it will all work out.
Everybody should have a gut gebentched yahr!September 8, 2013 4:18 am at 4:18 am #973100
Nechomah: Good going!I was tested in a different way…I may not have passed “with flying colors”, but my keeping the above in mind definitely helped!September 8, 2013 7:24 am at 7:24 am #973101EnderParticipant
Exactly! Personally I am working on not letting extra quotation marks get me all worked up.September 8, 2013 7:31 am at 7:31 am #973102
Thanks for “pointing that out”:)September 8, 2013 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #973103HaLeiViParticipant
WIY, they were bored and weren’t as lucky as you to see things the way you do.
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