August 21, 2013 2:53 am at 2:53 am #610417
I had a blowout (busted tire syndrome) yesterday, second time in three months. Stuck in yehupitz (east of hotzen plotz) for over five hours. Again chaverim to the rescue, a very daunting task. So the question to you, esteemed friends of the CR is, what message is HaShem trying to send. Does a tire blowout mean anything specific. (it does have to do with ruach – ruchnios, or maybe ruchos)
And isn’t there a law somewhere that things like this don’t strike twice?!August 21, 2013 3:18 am at 3:18 am #971989🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I believe Hashem often “wastes” the time of those He feels aren’t using it well.August 21, 2013 3:31 am at 3:31 am #971990HaLeiViParticipant
A wheel is like our life. It seems to turn around in its place, but it gets you further. Every day is basically similar to the one before it, but it is supposed to get you further. In stead of a shake up in the routine of real day-to-day life, you had it in this example.
Was this tire from the new ones?August 21, 2013 4:02 am at 4:02 am #971991
Are you sure you want everyone (else) to be “mifashfesh”(?) in your maasim?
It’s personal,and not everything is necessarily an onesh ; sometimes it’s just a new-and-improved test for our midos.
Personally, whenever I “save time” davening-wise, I inevitably lose that time elsewhere in my day.But that’s just me, not saying it applies to anyone else.August 21, 2013 5:11 am at 5:11 am #971992🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
eclipse – Just to clarify, I was commenting on the concept, not the poster. Also, I have that same phenomenon. When I am sleep deprived and manage to go to sleep early (for catch-up sake) I almost always get woken up during the night and nothing was gained.August 21, 2013 5:28 am at 5:28 am #971993popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Stuck in yehupitz (east of hotzen plotz) for over five hours
Isn’t that some sort of potato kugel with meat in it? Sounds good. But I usually am full after only like 3 hours of eating.August 21, 2013 5:45 am at 5:45 am #971994
Syag, I have the same feeling. I’ve wasted a lot of time, here and elsewhere. (How did you know?!?)
Eclipse, sometimes even someone else could do a better job being mifashfesh in my time management skills (or lack thereof). But I do post a LOT LESS.
and HaLeiVi, yes it was a new tire, actually in the same place as the one three months ago. A “tireh” tire.August 21, 2013 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #971995yehudayonaParticipant
There are two messages: check your tire pressure regularly, and get a different brand of tires.August 21, 2013 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #971996
Syag, and Haleivi: I posted BEFORE seeing either one of your posts!It’s hard to control “post placement” on this site as you know! I actually like what you both said. Syag, we said similar things, and Haleivi, your words should be a “quotable quote”: A wheel is like our life. It seems to turn around in its place, but it gets you further. Every day is basically similar to the one before it, but it is supposed to get you further.It’s great!
Popa and yehudayona,great humor to balance things out:)
Oh Shreck;I always tell people I’d rather have the uncomfortable feeling of knowing I must improve in something, than the content self-satisfaction that PREVENTS teshuvah.August 21, 2013 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #971997
yehudayona: I just realized you weren’t kidding! How did I read “blood pressure” there I will never know:)August 21, 2013 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #971998HaLeiViParticipant
Thanks. It’s nice to have thought go somewhere, although I try to keep in mind that a thought out response does not go unread, with or without feedback.August 21, 2013 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #971999ToiParticipant
you should get your car mezuzah checked.August 22, 2013 3:07 am at 3:07 am #972000This name is already takenParticipant
– cars don’t have mezuzahsAugust 22, 2013 11:23 am at 11:23 am #972001ED IT ORParticipant
you are lucky it was the backAugust 22, 2013 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #972002ToiParticipant
you know when someone comes and kills a good joke?August 22, 2013 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #972003
How did you know it was the back?!? Is someone following me around?!?
Uh oh. Someone suggested it’s due to the time spent here…August 22, 2013 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #972004RedlegParticipant
One message could be, “learn how to change a tire”.August 22, 2013 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #972005chavrusamatch.comMember
I would argue that one should not try to read into events as signs. You may imagine that this happened because of something you did which you are not sure if it was right or not, and you will interpret this bad thing as a sign. However the morality of your actions should always be weighed by logic according to the Torah, and to interpret signs could be considered supersticious.August 23, 2013 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #972006
I might argue that indeed I am lacking in many areas (as you can see, and someone earlier mentioned). And yes, nothing down here happens haphazardly. Every single, minute inconvenience has an exact judgement, a lot as a result of our misdeeds. I think there’s a Rambam to that effect. And yes, HaShem first sends “signals” through one’s belongings, possessions for a person to take note and self-improve. ??? ????? ?? ?? ????? ?????. And some things are more direct, clearer than others.August 25, 2013 3:14 am at 3:14 am #972007rebdonielMember
1) Be extra careful in your driving and car maintenance.
2) Consider donating to Chaverim and also helping people you see on the roads in need of help, as a means of increasing shalom and passing on the kindness.
3) Don’t take things like your car and the kindness of others for granted.August 25, 2013 6:06 am at 6:06 am #972008Sam2Participant
Oh Shreck: I would highly doubt that the Rambam said something like that as the Rambam says that that level of direct Hashgachah Pratis is reserved for only the highest of Tzadikim.
Now, there are many other legitimate opinions who hold of an individual Hashgachah Pratis for all Jews, but it certainly wasn’t the Rambam.August 25, 2013 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #972009
No, don’t get me wrong. I don’t know Rambams. I just know about the one regarding (I think a taanis) that says troubles brought on a person are supposed to bring a him to teshuva. Kindly correct me if I’m wrong.August 25, 2013 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #972010
1) I try to be careful with my driving. Regarding the maintenance, well, I’d have to shlep along my mechanic’s whole garage to be perfectly, completely “safe”. And guess what? HaShem has the first and last word regardless. I could have the WHOLE stock of spare parts, with HaShem’s command JUST the tiny piece (little screw, nut, bolt, wire, cap) not in the sack, could fall off, rendering the car unusable. Of course there’s the regular ??????? (of which I did fail), but there’s no outsmarting HaShem’s decree.
2) Increasing Peace. Well I’ve noted here before, I’m the one without a horn. (uh oh, I gave myself away, if you hear someone NOT honking – it’s me). So that’s more than enough to increase the peace. The guy in front of me (one way street ??? ??? ??? ????? ???? ?????) could be engrossed in his juicy piece of the latest, yapping away on his cellphone, oblivious to the fact that he’s holding up someone on the way to an extremely important conference, and I must sit there calmly, patiently. No, banging on my car won’t get me anywhere. To go outside and suggest he move it? He might not like my suggestion (face to face), and he might wonder why I have to get out of my car to make such a suggestion. (Should I tell him it costs about $150 or more to be able to join the brawl)
3) I most certainly do not take HaShem’s chasadim for granted. Neither the great chesadim done by Chaveirim. THANK YOU!!! (again)
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