October 10, 2011 4:19 am at 4:19 am #599876
For many years, I’ve always spent a lot of money to get a set that is truly mehudar. I spared no expense. It’s just something I accepted on myself years ago to do, and I’ve been doing it ever since.
This year, I wasn’t sure about it. We recently bought a house, and I mentioned here about some health issues I had recently, which caused us to get some bills as well. Money is tight, and I thought that for the first time in years, I’d have to get a cheaper set.
I spoke to my Rav about it, and asked him what he thought. He told me that if I did it every year, I should plan to do it again this year, and that Hashem would send me the money for it. I thanked him, and told my usual supplier to look out for the extra-mehudar sets for me, as usual.
Within a week after this, I had a few things happen to me, which caused me to get a few thousand dollars that I hadn’t expected. Hashem clearly sent me the money for this, and earlier today, I bought my mehudar set.
Thank you Hashem!October 10, 2011 4:31 am at 4:31 am #898306MindOverChatterParticipant
Feif Un: How inspiring! Thank you for sharing.October 10, 2011 4:40 am at 4:40 am #898307am yisrael chaiParticipant
It might have been in the zchus of the advice column that you ran here, that you got such great advice yourself…(now don’t fall behind on that!)
You are very inspiring to all of usOctober 10, 2011 7:33 am at 7:33 am #898309Shticky GuyParticipant
Feif: Kudos to you for doing as your rav paskened. It must have been hard for you at the time though now you reap dividends for your emunas chachamim! Thanx for publicizing and encouraging others to follow!
MODS you should rename this thread – Listen to your Rav and Hashem will look after youOctober 10, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am #898311sea.shellsMember
WOW! I’m really inspired. thank-you so much for sharing!!October 10, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #898312squeakParticipant
You spend afew thousand on an esrog? Must be a real yaalomOctober 10, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #898313soliekMember
personally i just wait until after sukkos and buy esrogim 5 for a dollar…wave them about a bit…????…PROFIT!!!October 10, 2011 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #898314
squeak: No, I don’t spend a few thousand dollars on my set. My price is only 3 digits, not 4. The rest of the money will likely go towards a new sukkah!October 10, 2011 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #898315
soliek: I see that joke (??? Profit!) on another forum I’m on, and yes, I know where it comes from. I’m just wondering if you’re on that other site as well, as it’s a pretty big joke there.October 10, 2011 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #898316
am yisrael chai: I didn’t fall behind on my advice column, there were no more questions being asked!October 10, 2011 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #898317soliekMember
depends…which site is it…probably not though. YWN is the only jewish site im on.October 10, 2011 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #898318
It’s not a Jewish site, it’s connected to my profession. It’s a pretty good Outpost for information.October 10, 2011 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #898319bein_hasdorimParticipant
Use it with Gezundt and extra simcha this year!
As it came to you with a special love from HB”H.October 11, 2011 3:31 am at 3:31 am #898320am yisrael chaiParticipant
“am yisrael chai: I didn’t fall behind on my advice column, there were no more questions being asked!”
Then you need to employ a new marketing strategy… perhaps advertise that currently it’s a FREE service???September 30, 2012 3:02 am at 3:02 am #898321
Once again, this year, I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to afford a nice set, as money is once again very tight. I did call my supplier and once again told him to look out for the nicest sets for me.
On Tzom Gedaliah, Hashem once again helped me out, and sent me a few hundred dollars that I hadn’t been expecting. Once again, I have a beautiful, mehudar set of arba minim for Sukkos!October 3, 2012 3:05 am at 3:05 am #898322WiseyParticipant
What I don’t understand is why people spend gazillions on an esrog but don’t mind if after a few days their aravos look like they’ve gone through arbah misos beis din. I know the pasuk says “pri eitz hadar” but why should one of the minim be so much more important than another.October 3, 2012 3:24 am at 3:24 am #898323popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I’m already on my second set of aravos.
We cut them from our neighbor’s bush. They don’t care; they don’t even live here anymore.October 3, 2012 3:52 am at 3:52 am #898324WIYMember
“They don’t care; they don’t even live here anymore.”
Well if they do care then you were using aravos gezuloh. The entire set has to be Lachem.October 3, 2012 4:16 am at 4:16 am #898325Sam2Participant
WIY: Only on the first day. Other days it’s a Mitzvah Haba’ah Ba’aveirah.October 3, 2012 4:51 am at 4:51 am #898326YW Moderator-42Moderator
Is using withered aravos a segula for the Arabs to wither?October 3, 2012 5:12 am at 5:12 am #898327WIYMember
Ah so thats why we klap Aravos on Hoshana Rabbah!October 3, 2012 5:33 am at 5:33 am #898328popa_bar_abbaParticipant
We have permission. I said they don’t mind.
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