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“I wouldn’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member.”
I know exactly who I am.
Pritzus. V’lo sosuru acharei l’vavchem v’acharei ay-neichem
I go from Williamsburg to Flatbush Tuesdays at around 7-7:30pm & Flatbush to W.B. Wednesday 10am.
I went to Kings County Auto Body for body repair work. I know they do painting but I didn’t have any done. They were honest, reasonable & helpful. I was comfortable there. They’re near Willimsburg (Myrtle, a few blocks away from Nostrand) Good Luck.June 19, 2013 5:41 am at 5:41 am in reply to: What in the world is "Cheilek Elokah Mima'al" supposed to mean? #960314
playtime-So I am partly god?
In a sense, yes. You have a G-dly part to you. It is the part of you that allows you to feel & be spiritual. You are supposed to be spiritually inclined in a physical world. The spiritual can’t function in a physical world without help, but sometimes the physical wins out. But that’s the challenge. Check out the gemara in Nidda 31a. There are 3 partners in the creation of a person. G-d gives the G-dly part (the Cheilek Eloka). But as I said before, G-d is ONE & can’t detach part of Himself, so in effect, you are walking around with G-d as part of you (mima’al).June 19, 2013 4:43 am at 4:43 am in reply to: What in the world is "Cheilek Elokah Mima'al" supposed to mean? #960308
Check out parshas haazinu (Devorim 32:9). The posuk says “Ki chelek Hashem amo”, “for a portion of Hashem is His nation”. Check out the commentaries on that verse. If you Google Devorim 32:9, you’ll get hits that explain it well. (I don’t want to get the Mods riled up so I won’t post the links. Maybe they’ll let me tell you to check Na-aleh and Torah Portion).June 19, 2013 1:56 am at 1:56 am in reply to: What in the world is "Cheilek Elokah Mima'al" supposed to mean? #960300
Hashem blew a Neshama into Adom HaRishon, & everyone gets their Neshama the same way. Hashem does not have a mouth to blow with or lungs to contain ruach; anthropomorphics is just a way for us to understand on our own level. When Hashem blows into us, He blows Himself into us, & because He is not dividable into parts, we remain always attached to Hashem by virtue of our Neshamos. Each one of use (our true essence, our Neshama) is a cheilek, a part of Hashem.
If the result of letting them go 1st would have been, “Those Orthodox Jews are just so wonderful, polite, etc. It must be how they were raised or the emphasis the Orthodox schools put on Middos, etc”, then it would have been a Kiddush Hashem & it would have been worth letting them go first. It the result would have been, “It’s about time those people let someone else go first without pushing themselves in front all the time” or “All you have to do is be a little bossy & put them in their place & you can beat them out of anything”, then, “chayecha kodmin”.