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  • #1175975
    bpt
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    Mod 99 –

    Thanks. In re-reading my 1st post, I have no idea why I would think that “totty” would spring to mind (as opposed to BP something else).

    I guess my role as totty plays a bigger part in me than I realize.

    Working –

    Living in BP, Yiddish is my 2nd language, but my kids (who are more yeshivish than BP-ish) would sooner use the word teef (as in “ah teefer gedank”) than I would. If I wanted to make the same point, I would probalby say “Me’darf git aran-trachten de’rin”. Same idea, but as a yiddish speaker, one just sounds more BP-ish.

    As it happens, my yiddish has a very chassidshe favor, yet my ivrah is more yeshivish, so “teef” might very well make its way into a statement of mine.. at one of my more yeshivish moments

    #1175976
    Getzel
    Participant

    because plain Getzel was taken

    so i added a 1

    #1175978

    I nominate Mrs. Doubtfire for BEST SCREEN NAME of the Year award

    #1175979
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    why…because you liked the movie?

    #1175980
    shtarkbocher
    Member

    because i am a shtark bochur

    #1175981
    Poster
    Member

    Can anyone gues why I chose this name? SOmeone that bakes is a baker, and someone that sings is a singer, and someone that posts is A …..

    #1175982
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    …person who has too much time on their hands…

    #1175983
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    Participant

    Lol bombmaniac and ty for the compliment raisedeyebrow. We actually had a really nice cleaning lady who reminded us of mrs doubtfire and that’s what we called her.

    #1175985
    Poster
    Member

    bombmaniac, that too!

    #1175986
    checkmate27
    Member

    i chose cheakmate27 . 27 for my age 😉 cheakmate for checkmate in chess i just found out i spelt it wrong throw spellcheck is there a way i can change it ?

    #1175987
    NY Mom
    Member

    cheakmate27: Try emailing a mod, like @theyeshivaworld.com">moderator80@theyeshivaworld.com. Maybe he would let you change it. I know it would bother me, if I had made that mistake.

    #1175988

    You need to re-register under your new screen name. Log out. click on the blue “Register” and register again using the correct spelling.

    #1175989
    winnipegger
    Member

    Because bombmaniac was already taken! 🙂

    #1175990
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    lol :D:D:D

    #1175991
    The Best Bubby
    Participant

    I chose The Best Bubby because my dearest einaklich call me that and I always strive to be The Best Bubby!

    #1175993
    checkmate 27
    Member

    Thanks a million Moderator-80 & thanks NY MOM

    #1175994
    NY Mom
    Member

    checkmate27: Glad you were able to fix it! 🙂

    #1175995
    aidle maidle
    Participant

    was the first name that popped into my head when I signed up. now I’m mrs aidle maidle 🙂 havnt been on YWN coffee room for a long time, so so many new user names on here!

    #1175997
    hereorthere
    Member

    I feel trapped between two worlds.

    Since I first went to yeshivah I do not feel I can go back to living in the

    secular world but after having lived in Crown Heights for awhile but not having

    yichus or Geszher and having been told I was “a ben Niddah”, I can never feel part

    of the Heimish world, either.

    So I chose a screename that reflects that I do not know if I am supposed to be here or there.

    It also has a double meaning since my tribulations, make me wonder if I should be

    be living in this world or if I’d be better off in the ‘afterlife’.

    #1175998
    NY Mom
    Member

    hereorthere: The Ribono Shel Olam put us all here for our own special tafkid. He made you who you are and placed you where you are. May He help you to find your place in life.

    #1176000

    hereorthere

    In relation to your other post which unfortunately had to be deleted. a story was told of a soul very dear to the Ribbono Shel Olam that came up to Shomayim who had been a Tzaddik but had a problem with Gaiva. He was asked whether he would prefer to be cleansed in Gehinom or come back to this world where he would suffer and not be able to see why, being a msakein for his gaivah. He choose to suffer here.

    There are many other explanations for suffering which seems to be undeserved. Please go see a Chushuv, preferably a Zakain, Talmid Chuchum and discuss your personal issues and questions with him. I believe this is very important for you to do.

    #1176001
    jphone
    Member

    YW Moderator 1-10,000 was already taken.

    #1176002
    hereorthere
    Member

    It is not so easy to accept the tafkid why you are here if all you do is suffer.

    Especially without the slightest knowledge of exactly what your specific tafkid, is.

    To the moderator;

    #1 Since you mention it here, please tell me why my other post “had to be” deleted?

    #2 That story still does not explain how his suffering is supposed to cause him to do teshuvah in life where he has no clue as to what is going on.

    it wasn’t supposed to cause him to do Tshuvah, it was to cause him to suffer (specifically in the most difficult manner of not knowing why) to cleanse his Neshama

    #3 I know very little Yiddish (or Hebrew for that matter) what is a Chushuv and what is a Zakain I am unfamiliar with either of those words or their meanings.

    Chusuv means important in Torah ways, Zakain is an old wise Yid

    Thanks.

    #1176003

    hereorthere–a very prominent Torah teacher once told someone who suffered immensely in their life–“if you can find one thing to thank Hashem for every day, and focus on it for a little bit, it should help alleviate the pain of the suffering somewhat”.

    Sometimes it takes years to understand what the suffering was about–until then to find something to be grateful for gives hope even in the darkest of situations. Good luck. My screen name is what I strive for–not always successfully but that’s the goal.

    #1176004
    Bemused
    Participant

    hereorthere,

    Zakein means an elderly person- someone with wisdom and life experience. Chashuv in the sense used here is someone who personifies Torah ideals.

    Life can be very hard; try to remember that you are worthy of life and therefore capable of doing good with it. You have inherent dignity despite any circumstances- stand tall and talk to the One who is interested in hearing your thoughts: Hashem.

    #1176005
    oomis
    Participant

    hereorthere, my dear husband is also a baal teshuva, a ben nidda. I will stack him up against anyone. The ikker is not what you were, but rather, what you make of yourself now. It sounds like you need to live in a more accepting environment. I hope you find it. There are some amazing people out there who put their money where their mouths are when it comes to saying they want to be mekareiv people. You obviously have just not found the right people yet. Don’t lose hope. You will find a chevra who not only accepts you, but EMBRACES who you are.

    #1176006
    squeak
    Participant

    hereorthere: Listen to oomis.

    There is indeed a shailoh whether or not one may marry a ba’al tshuva, because of the ‘ben nidda’ suspicion. However – Rav Moshe Feinstein wrote in a Tshuva (responsa) to this question that the shortcoming of a ‘ben nidda’ would be apparent in the person’s middos. Hence, a ba’al tshuva who has fine middos is clearly not a ‘ben nidda’ and his middos prove that through some means his mother must have done t’vilah, albeit unknowingly (e.g. a swimming pool).

    Is the inverse also true, i.e. does an FFB with bad middos prove that his lineage is flawed? Rav Moshe does not say so, but as we know from Pirkei Avos/Mussar sefarim – a person with Torah learning/fine middos is a better person in the eyes of G-d and His people than a person without Torah learning/fine middos, regardless of his lineage.

    Go find people with good middos and live among them instead.

    #1176007
    happyOOTer
    Participant

    Hereorthere, something my Rav told me recently: Don’t judge Torah Judaism by Jews.

    Having moved recently from the Midwest to the east coast, I too have been struggling with this issue (see my screen name).

    Hatzlacha… (And avoid CH if you can)

    #1176008
    hereorthere
    Member

    If the person was specifically supposed to suffer then how is G-d following Torah as I was told he did and we know that one may not punish in anger or

    make suffer just for the sake of making suffer without the one being punished knowing why?

    If his soul needs clensing that could have been done inbetween lives and seems wasteful during a life where he has no clue.

    Thank you positiveaynayim and Bemused and oomis1105 and

    squeak and happyOOTer.

    You have all expressed some beautiful thoughts and ideas and I appreciate them all.

    At this point in my life my biggest concern is that as I grow older and weaker I will no longer be able to do my physically demanding job for which I get low pay and have no life savings or pension of any kind (except a pittance from Social Security, which I am quite sure will not exist by the time I’d be able to collect it)and no healtn plan (and Obamas plan will only make it worse, I dread existing under THAT plan)which is problem now even before I get that weak.

    I have no clue whatsoever what I will do next week or next year or a few years or at whatever point my boss tells me he is hiring someone younger and stronger when he notices that I am not keeping up like I did when I started there, over 12 years ago.

    I have no way of fixing my teeth which desparately need fixing right now

    (for years now and about to get unbareably painful).

    I know, pray, study, give tzoddeka, and hope for miracles and I have been doing that for years now………….sigh………

    #1176009
    jewishsoul
    Member

    hereorthere- you say “If his soul needs clensing that could have been done inbetween lives and seems wasteful during a life where he has no clue.”

    Cleansing in between lives would be hell. There are many stories of souls who chose to go down onto this world again as a better alternative to hell.

    While we are on this world, it seems as if this is “real”, however at the end of our lifetime we see it was only temporary, and it is the world of truth that is eternal and real. And the more suffering we have during our transient lifetime, the cleaner our souls become and the closer we can be to G-d in the real world. And that is the ultimate pleasure.

    I know the concept is difficult to swallow, but it is something I tell myself during trying times and it helps me alot.

    #1176010
    hereorthere
    Member

    Thank you Jewishsoul; I understand what you are saying but I wonder if the soul really fully understood how hellish life down here would be when making that choice.

    Did my soul truly know that my life would be so bad that I would spend every single day wishing I were dead?

    It reminds me of what is said about the Avos and how they each prayed for

    something and G-d said “You have asked for a good thing it will start with you”.

    And it seems that what they got was not what they asked for.

    For example Avroham Avinu asked that people be able to tell him from his son Yitzchok so G-d made him old.

    But with old age, came weakness and Avroham did not ask for his strenght to run away with him.

    He only asked that people would know him from his son.

    Who asked for the suffering from the weakness of old age?

    #1176011
    myfriend
    Member

    My screen name is that I consider all yidden to be my friend.

    #1176012
    blinky
    Participant

    My little cousin calls me this and it sort of stuck…

    #1176013
    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    Because I hope that seeing this expression will serve to always remind all of us Who is Really in charge of this world.

    I also strongly recommend repetition of this “mantra” to those who are troubled and can’t fall asleep at night because they are so consumed with their problems.

    Saying it over and over and over, AinOhdMilvado, AinOhdMilvado, AinOhdMilvado reminds one of HaSh-m’s hashgacha in every aspect of our lives and that HE is in control, and that YOU (are not, and) should relax and go to sleep!

    #1176014
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    WolfishMusings because I’m Wolfish and have ignorant and insane Musings.

    The Wolf

    #1176015
    blinky
    Participant

    Sounds scary-in what way are you “wolfish”?

    #1176016
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Sounds scary-in what way are you “wolfish”?

    In every bad and negative way you can imagine…. and then some.

    The Wolf

    #1176017
    blinky
    Participant

    Why do you say that? Are you really that self critical of yourself?

    #1176018
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Why do you say that? Are you really that self critical of yourself?

    Sometimes. Now would be one of those times.

    The Wolf

    #1176019
    Max Well
    Member

    Maxwell keeps me going.

    #1176020

    very simple – to remind myself (and along with myself others) whats truly important in life

    #1176021
    Kasha
    Member

    What’s the kasha? Who doesn’t love Kasha Varnishka?

    #1176022
    Max Well
    Member

    WolfishMusings because I’m Wolfish

    How are you Wolfish?

    #1176023
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    How are you Wolfish?

    I have some characteristics in common with wolves. I kill old Grandmothers who live in the woods, put on their clothing and wait lying in their beds until their granddaughters (wearing red hooded cloaks, of course) come to visit so that I can tell them that my big teeth are “the better to eat them with.” Then I gobble them up.

    The Wolf

    #1176024
    Max Well
    Member

    Wolf: Where is Goldilocks?

    #1176025
    GoldieLoxx
    Member

    im rite here

    i better go b4 the wolf eats me

    bye

    #1176026
    Hello Kitty
    Member

    Hello Kitty is my childrens favorite character!! They always drive me nuts to buy them stuff from this character. I told them, I am Hello Kitty, so they’ll have it all the time…

    That’s how my nickname became HELLO KITTY!

    #1176027
    d a
    Member

    The ‘d’ stands for EDITED and the ‘a’ stands for EDITED.

    I’m just kidding! It’s the initials of my initials. Whatever.

    #1176028
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Wolf: Where is Goldilocks?

    Don’t know. She had a run in with bears, not with a wolf.

    The Wolf

    #1176029
    tomim tihye
    Member

    “Hashem… Ahavas Tomim” (Z’miros for Layl Shabbos).

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