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  • in reply to: YWN Coffee Room Simchas Beis Hashoevo #976076
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    Whoever wants.. I’ll be performing in my little Sukkah ??”? tonight (for me and any other creatures who happen to chance by). Tomorrow night ??”? somewhere else…

    in reply to: Three days eating and davening, why #976547
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    Yes, living in Eretz Yisroel is a mitzvah, a great mitzvah. A great privilege, an opportunity to do more mitzvhos, an honor to be living in HaShem’s palace.

    But we’re not moving there just to do away with out three day Yom Tov experience. It’s a experience, not a burden. It’s our chance to be totally disconnected from the mundane, just us and the Ribono Shel Olam. No, not a burden at all.

    And, sorry to say, sometimes it’s a bit easier enjoying being frum, leider, in chutz la’aretz. (where else do signs on the bus say “Warning – on this bus you must sit where you want. Anyone who sits where they don’t want faces criminal charges..”) Nothing chas v’sholom against our holy land, it’s the status of things there currently a secular people have against us…

    in reply to: Where Did He Learn That? #975540
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    That is true, but speech is the very essence of man. If he debases himself to dirty street talk then his very essence follows… sad.

    in reply to: Hashem is NOT deaf (?? ?????)? #975527
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    Mayan_Dvash

    I don’t know which Shul you’re referring to. Could be they wanted to place one more desperate heartfelt plea for life at these closing moments. Maybe it was a bit too hard for them to contain themselves at this crucial moment, knowing their very fates were being finalized and sealed at that moment. Maybe this particular Shul allows for people to display earnest feelings, expressions while connecting to or communicating with their Creator. No, they do not lack Emunah at all. They take Davening seriously, enthusiastically, with a fiery zest. ????? ??? ?????, HaShem likes live, active attention to Avodah, not laid back, unemotional, passionless service.

    And I don’t think Rav Tzvi Meir is one to be ridiculed.

    in reply to: Good speakers for a yeshiva bochur #976438
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    MusicMan (who else!!)

    I had something similar on the tip of my fingers.

    Inspirational speaker too. It inspires people to dance.

    in reply to: Today Is My Yahrtzeit… #976179
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    Actually the other amusing part was when in the midst of the court /lawyer proceedings (I think something of a pre something or other) they asked me what my marks in school were before the accident, what were they afterwards. I had to tell the truth. (right hand raised..) Before it was something like 75-90, afterwards 90-100.

    (still under influence of that “braining”)

    in reply to: Today Is My Yahrtzeit… #976177
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    Thank you.

    in reply to: Allegory: The father's gift and the box #972668
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    And I challenge them to re-post the reply I wrote when you tried that last time:

    ({We are as healthy as all our Torah Leaders want us to be. To hope for the Har Habayis, to revere its kedushah by not treading on its holy soil, but to stand respectfully at the closest proximity permissible and daven. Reverently, with sanctity to HaSHem. For the true geulah. For the true Mikdash.

    No, we are not retarded.}}

    Contrary to what you would have us believe, the Har Habais is unfortunately off limits to Torah true observant Jews, according to most poskim. Those looking to connect to Hashem at the closest proximity, must do so while standing at the Kosel – facing the makom hamikdash. Because that’s what Hashem ordained. That is His willing. We haven’t lost focus. No, throughout our 2,000+ years of golus, we haven’t lost focus of yearning for the geulah, the bais hamikdash, the restoration of the avodah and the rule of old. To go onto the har habayis now and (pray, dance, shout, or whatever) is not coming closer to Hashem, it is NOT Hashem’s ratzon, it is one’s OWN (misplaced) willing, urge or feelings.

    When we stand in earnest prayer at the Kosel, we are fighting PROPERLY for the Bais hamikdash. That is our method. Has always been.

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972898
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    Eclipse,

    Thanks, I just got to read that. You’re like the ???? ???? ??? ??? ??? ????? ???? ????. Haven’t had that in a long time.

    ?????? ?????, may Hashem fulfill ?? ?????? ??? ???? in the coming year.

    in reply to: What is the biggest Chesed that anyone has ever done for you? #1021684
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    Someone who advised me not to post…

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972884
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    See that?

    That’s why the Gemarah says (somewhere) ???? ????? ???? ???? ???????. It appeared that you were hurting, it tugged at me, so I responded. (next time I’ll let you…)

    in reply to: Allegorical Story: The Children Fight over the Box #972794
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    I wish he wrote so, it doesn’t appear like he had that in mind.

    in reply to: Allegorical Story: The Children Fight over the Box #972791
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    We are as healty as all our Torah Leaders want us to be. To hope for the Har Habayis, to revere its kedushah by not treading on its holy soil, but to stand respectfully at the closest proximity permissible and daven. Reverently, sanctily to HaSHem. For the true geulah. For the true Mikdash.

    No, we are not retarded.

    in reply to: Five Minutes A Day For Aron Sholom a"h #972218
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    JF(02),

    did it take less than a minute to read here and type that?

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972882
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    Shopping. I hear you. LOUD AND CLEAR. I’m sorry you went through so much pain. No. I don’t think there are real answers, these are emotions, everyone takes them and deals with them differently. ??? ??? ???? ???? ????, a person is not held accountable (to a degree) in time of his/her anguish. We are human, people with emotions.

    And know too, someone who purposefully causes another pain, agmas nefesh, physical or mental anguish, WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED.

    There is this famous story the Chofetz Chaim (yartzeit on Friday) related. In his youth there was this poor widow who lived in some home, who couldn’t afford the rent. The landlord threatened time and again, he was going to throw her out into the streets. Finally things came to a head one day, and on a frigid cold wintry day, he went and removed the roof of her home.

    Said the Chofetz Chaim, for years he was wondering, how could it be, the Torah states specifically ?? ????? ????? ?? ?????. ?? ??? ???? ????…the scary curse that befalls one who pains a widow or orphan (or any other unfortunate, downtrodden fellow). How could that landlord be left living peacefully years after doing such harm to a widow. He was left with that question for many years.

    Years later, said the Chofetz Chaim, he got his answer. That man was bitten by a rabid dog, he went crazy and eventually died an agonizing death. To others who knew nothing about his past, it seemed such a unjust mishap, for him, he knew that was HaShem’s intervention, His just ways.

    THERE IS JUSTICE, NOW, HERE, in this world, too. ??? ??? ???? ????, everything with an exact judgement. Those who hurt you…(while we’re not supposed to wish it..), there is a True Judge watching EVERYTHING.

    hope that eases up some of your pain

    in reply to: What's the Message #972010
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    rebdoniel

    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)

    in reply to: What's the Message #972009
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    Sam2,

    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.

    in reply to: What's the Message #972006
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    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.

    in reply to: What's the Message #972003
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    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…

    in reply to: Slicha and Mechila #972012
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    Why do people who did nothing wrong have to ask mechillah?

    and where are those…(opps, sorry, never mind)

    in reply to: What's the Message #971994
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    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.

    in reply to: Lonely #971478
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    Down?!? Lucky you – you have a job! Many don’t. That’s why they post away somewhere (lashon hara to say where).

    My idea would be to get real LIVE caring friends. It’s not the same, but of course folks here could also brighten your day, boost and lift your spirits. But it shouldn’t be a substitute.

    What would you need us to volunteer?

    in reply to: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything #971978
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    try2,

    me two

    and 42 – I wish I had a pure neshamah, I’m trying, everyone’s trying, it’s Ellul isn’t it?

    in reply to: Kids Speak, People Speak, Our Heroes… #971844
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    Well, it could have happened. What’s the difference to you? You want to know if some tears you shed are for a true incident or for an author’s parnassa?

    in reply to: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything #971969
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    Am I s l o w ?

    Could anyone kindly care to explain to me what in heaven’s name is going on here. Hey.. no secrets.

    in reply to: Mods—you rule! #971498
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    ..and I thought HaShem rules..

    in reply to: What is up with "yeneh machalah"? #981567
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    Let’s start a communal project to keep illnesses away.

    in reply to: Help Me Forgive #971420
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    ???? ?????, it’s not a free for all. And ?? ????? ???”? ???? …(something no good)

    in reply to: If I Could Only Choose One…. #971459
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    Eclipse,

    I think I once wrote to you before (under my previous s/n a”h) there can be nice men too, of all ages. You’ll meet up with this pure “SELFISH” guy, intent at perfecting his character, his middas hachesed, he’ll end up using you for his goal. Pure selfishness! After all most opportunities of bestowing chesed, untold times, again and again, are with one’s spouse. He’ll couple with you for that purpose, to have someone to bestow chesed, to brighten someone’s life, to cheer, to make someone close and dear happy – ??? ???? ?????.

    in reply to: YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem #971057
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    How is YW allowed to publish this lashon hara against itself?

    in reply to: Help Me Forgive #971412
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    Syag,

    I’m not at all privy to your situation, I don’t know any details, but it could be it’s a bit harder to accept wholeheartedly when another person is involved. He is viewed as the the “source” of the misery, pain, hurt. I too was dealt a strong blow from a “human” some time ago, I really should know and realize Who was behind that “potsh”, Who ordained and planned it, but it doesn’t come so easily, it still hurts. The heart and mind are in two different places. It takes a lot of mussar and training to get to realize that. And once I do, I suppose the hurt will be less.

    I wish you a full nechamah, closure, consolation over your pain.

    in reply to: An inspiring letter #971120
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    Thanks so much for that inspiring piece. It’s very true. I heard once in a shiur that when the Yetzer Hara prevails and manages to seduce one to sin, he cries “why did you listen to me?”

    in reply to: Don't judge #970987
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    I didn’t judge you. In fact until I saw you here I didn’t know you exist. (assuming you’re a new personality here)(but then again, how would you know about Joseph. ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? – ????? ?? ???)

    in reply to: Favorites lines from Shmuel Kunda Z"L tapes #1210957
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    What are MODs doing on such a silly thread. Aren’t they supposed to be somber, solemn, serious?!?

    Does Editor know you can be humorous? Ok, ok, I won’t tell. (someone’s parnasah..)

    in reply to: How do I respond to innocent questions that really hurt? #971310
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    I know that feeling. When people ask me “..And what do you do?” (“Um, um, I work for the Yeshiva World, I’m a writer”)

    in reply to: My kid is a bull! #970878
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    And who might be the father of a bull? (bully?!)

    in reply to: Help Me Forgive #971400
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    I don’t know… Deep down I find it pretty hard to forgive certain people..

    in reply to: What is your favorite flavor of soda? #1185020
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    I would be deleted and my posts banned if I dared state an opinion..

    in reply to: Why Aren't These Posters Banned and Their Topics Deleted? #970819
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    Is someone doing Onaas Devarim or embarrassing another poster/s here?

    in reply to: The CR forgiveness thread #973108
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    You were quite civil, courteous at least toward me. I actually didn’t notice you getting into a squabble with ANYONE.

    Others…

    in reply to: No Messiah in Tennessee #972837
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    Eclpise, When Mashiach comes, there won’t be a need for child support. People, I suppose will be ‘mentchen’, former squabbles (putting it mildly) will be behind us. After a double Nechamah (???? ???? ???) which will prevail the Geulah, all former feelings of pain, bitterness, anger, resentment will vanish.

    Besides, I thought we will not need ANY financial support…

    in reply to: Random Thought #970677
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    Can random thought be thunk?

    in reply to: Is it a Nisayon or Onesh? #970906
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    I like the way you posed your question.

    And in my humble opinion I think you’re right. It’s both! As Rabbi Miller says, one should accept lovingly from HaShem – all while trying to better the circumstance. Through Tefillah, Teshuva and through physical means. It’s no ‘stira’, one is bidden to always improve his/her ‘matzav’ while at the same time knowing that what CANNOT be changed, is intended by HaShem for some specific reason. For our benefit.

    in reply to: Which came first: The chicken or the egg? #969775
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    Interesting question. Hmm.. I forgot. It happened so long ago.. I vaguely remember…

    in reply to: How Crazy Dangerous Is This? #972417
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    Didn’t you write eons ago you were going to throw a virtual chanukas habais party for women only…

    in reply to: Did You Enter The Contest? #1110973
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    Is that a question! Or an answer?

    in reply to: Nice While It Lasted #969734
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    W/B Eclipse. (another resurrection?)

    How are you reading and posting without the use of your computer?

    in reply to: Which middah should be worked on first? #970201
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    the last one

    “thank you in advance”

    Actually it’s a middah tova – to be makir tova and always acknowledge and thank for any favor or benefit received.

    In my humblekite, I’d suppose anger management is a biggie, I would think that’s worth a start.

    in reply to: Sadly, the extremism continues… #970093
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    “Gedolim have sat next to women on subways in Europe and America for over a century.”

    1) Were there really subways in Europe?

    2) Which Gadol sat next to a woman for over a century? (that’s sitting in one place for 100+ years)

    in reply to: Medicine to become a gadol #969787
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    “Medicine to become a gadol”

    Isn’t that growth hormone therapy?

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