September 4, 2019 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1783907
It says, go and enjoy yourself because it is a holiday to our Master whereas it is Yomim Naroim. Don’t show sadness or mourning by growing the hair and dress in black but hope that Hashem will make a neis and forgive us even though we might nor be worthty. We change our prayer to ‘King’ from ‘G-d,’ why? In order we should be forgiven, we have to realize that we are responsible to someone. By accepting Hashem as King on us, we recognize that he rules over us and we are His servants. Being His servants is a joy for us that He wants us to serve Him and we are not pushed away as the snake was provided his food and Hashem did not want to hear and from him.September 4, 2019 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #1783958
This is the meaning, to rejoice from shock.September 5, 2019 7:17 am at 7:17 am #1784122
If a person was blessed to realize and always remember in his mind 24-7 that Hashem is king of kings and ruler of the world then he would be so fortunate to never sin. Would you sin and break the American law right in front of President trump? Just remember 24-7 That Hashem is watching you 24-7 and you will be in such awe and holiness for Hashem to allow yourself to come to sin
May everyone be blessed directly from Hashem for a sweet new year aheadSeptember 5, 2019 10:43 am at 10:43 am #1784169
Trumps breaks it why shouldn’t we? In SA the first siman, this is emphasized. We would not sin if we kept in mind that Hashem our King of Kings is infront of us but we forget, so doing aveiros on purpose is bishgogo,
נכנס בו רוח שטות.September 6, 2019 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #1784510
This is a complicated topic. I still remember the horrors of Elul in a certain very extreme Yeshiva.
Much as I vehemently disapprove of their approach the Rambam in Periush Mishnoyis does say that Rosh HaShana is a day of fear and trembling and not a happy day. Also, those Rebbeim and Masgichim were repeating what they heard from their Rebbeim and Masgichim who were Gedoloy Olam who knew Shas with Rishonim Baal Peh.
That said, listening to their smuzin alone you would not have known that Yomim Noriam are days of Rachmim, you would not have known about being Mamlich HKB’H on Rosh HaShana. Had their Rebbeim been speaking to people like me they would not have said such things and would have emphasized other parts of Rosh Hashana as well/instead.September 6, 2019 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #1784589
smerel, see SA O’CH 597 that we should not fast on Rosh Hashanah as it is a mitzva to be happy. see MBSeptember 8, 2019 8:39 am at 8:39 am #1784690
Its not all that complicated. Live your life in accordance with your view of daas torah (as informed by your local Rav or posek), feel that you have done your best by hashem, your family and community, and most importantly, yourself, and walk into shul for the yamim noraim with humility but confident that you have done all you can to be zocheh for a shanah tovah.September 8, 2019 11:04 am at 11:04 am #1784749
GH, These are the words of the Tur:
טור אורח חיים הלכות ראש השנה סימן תקפא
ורוחצין ומסתפרין ע”פ המדרש א”ר סימון כתיב כי מי גוי גדול וגומר ר’ חנינא ור’ יהושע אומרין איזו אומה כאומה זו שיודעת אופיה של אלה-יה פי’ מנהגיו ודיניו שמנהגו של עולם אדם שיש לו דין לובש שחורים ומתעטף שחורים ומגדל זקנו ואין חותך צפרניו לפי שאינו יודע איך יצא דינו אבל ישראל אינן כן לובשים לבנים ומתעטפים לבנים ומגלחין זקנם ומחתכין צפרניהם ואוכלין ושותין ושמחים בר”ה לפי שיודעין שהקב”ה יעשה להם נס לפיכך נוהגין לספר ולכבס בער”ה ולהרבות מנות בר”ה ומכאן תשובה למתענין בר”הSeptember 8, 2019 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm #1784767
Perhaps its a day of judgement, for it commemorates Hashem’s commencement of kingship. So we rejoice in His celebration, for that is appropriate, knowing that there in our celebration lies our road to a good judgement. So we rejoice while fearing inwardly.September 8, 2019 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm #1784755
By us the minhag is to wear the kitel on Rosh Hashanah. The question is, isn’t that a sign of sadness remembering death c’v? It actually makes us rejoice, wearing the kitel and being alive.
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