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  • in reply to: shokling during davening #1678843

    laskern
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    I also heard in the name of some Rebbe -that shokling should be positive (forwards and backwards) and not negative (sideways) with the whole body and not just the head.

    in reply to: shokling during davening #1678829

    laskern
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    I heard a story about Reb Moshe Ztz’l that a soldier accosted him pointing his rifle on him. He was so shocked that afterwards he wanted to daven with that shock, so he stopped shokling by davening.

    in reply to: shokling during davening #1678823

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    based on the pasuk כל עצמותי תאמרנה ה’ מי כמוך all my bones appreciate Hashem who You are.

    in reply to: Adar Beis #1675216

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    The Torah designates the beginning of the year of counting months from Nissan, so Adar is the end of the year 12th month. We must make Pesach in the spring as it says Chag Haaviv, so when they noticed that Pesach did not come out in the spring, at the time when Rosh Chodash was designated through witnesses, another month was added, see Rambam Hilchas Kidush Hachodash (4,1). On Purim Katan we don’t say למנצח which is interesting since we don’t find too many times when we don”t say it, but ‘זה הקטן גדול יהי there is a potential for it to be Purim Gadol by not adding a leap year month.

    in reply to: Mishenichnas adar marbin besimcha📆🎉 #1675175

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    There is a shaila in Ksav Sofer if we should make a sudah on Purim Katan. The Shulchan Aruch starts with with שויתי ה’ לנגדי תמיד that is יראה fear, and it finishes with טוב לב משתה תמיד that is אהבה love. This is the meaning of שני תמידים כהלכתם referring to the Shulchan Aruch above. So, if you have a kind heart willing also to share your meal, by giving משלח מנות then you can also have a sudah.

    in reply to: the demise of a normal sleeping schedule⚰️🛌🗓️ #1674019

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    Think of איזהו עשיר השמח בחלקו the one is rich who is happy with what he has, so don’t worry about things you cannot do anything about and you will sleep better.

    in reply to: Women Davening #1667064

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    The Kol Bo says that the Torah patters the women from time dependent mitzvos because their responsibility is towards their husband and family, so davening with a minyan was never their responsibility.

    in reply to: How do you think? #1661112

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    TheFakeMaven, you are asking a very good question The Deroshas Horan, 7 explains on the gemorah of the oven like a snake in Baba Metziah where they did not want to accept Rebbi Eliezer’s view because Torah is not in the heavens, that once it was given down on earth, we must understand it with human understanding. It looks like what we learned over here can be transferred to to the next world. Rabbah was taken away before his time to mediate the argument on a baheres so we must have some human faculties in the next world.

    in reply to: How do you think? #1660440

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    TheFakeMavin, You are saying that the highest level is נפש השכלית which decides between נפש האלקית and נפש הבהמית. Maybe that is where Freud got the id/individual desire, ego/morality, super ego/Religion/Torah.

    in reply to: How do you think? #1660170

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    The gemora in Perek Chelek asks this question. It compares this to two people, a blind one and a lame one, seeing a fruit tree. Each by itself cannot get the fruits but they get it together. The blind one picks up the lame one on his shoulders and they enjoy the fruit together. Similarly, the body and soul , each alone cannot sin, but together they do. Hashem puts the soul in the body and get punished together. The sechel is not an entity on its own but its gets rewarded and punished togerher with the neshama.

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    in reply to: How do you think? #1658917

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    We have חכמה, בינה דעת. The first is wisdom, recognizing there is a problem by looking at the highest level of purpose. For example from Aesop fables, a bird with a big beak could not drink from a pitcher, so he threw in some pebbles to make the water rise. It is important not to concentrate too much at the pitcher as there might be water elsewhere. The highest level of purpose is to attain water. The second is understanding, comparing one item to the other and see if they are similar or not. The Chasam Sofer in Chulin 7 says that this is the purpose of a rebbi,teacher to be able to differentiate. The third is the most important one. It is the new knowledge we acquire.

    in reply to: How do you think? #1658836

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    sqrt[2], they are both contributing factors. I don’t knpw if they are the only factors.

    in reply to: How do you think? #1658813

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    You have four categories דומם, צומח, חי, מדבר the inanimate, plantations, living and speaking. In Parshas Breishis סוף מעשה במחשבה תחלה what was created later, was the original purpose of creation. The purpose of creation was the human being able to think and express himself by his mouth. We make a birchas HaTorah for writing as it is another means of expressing ourselves. Everything else was created before him like a prepared table. The human being only has a neshama helping him to think. There are 25 levels of neshama נפש, רוח, נשמה, חיה, יחידה so he can have נפש שבנפש, רוח שבנפש…. נפש שברוח and so on. As we become greater, the yetzer horah becomes greater. It cannot be stronger than the neshama can take. When we exhaust its strength, a higher level of neshama is provided. See the Sefer Habris and the Sefer Hachinuch Mitzva 350.

    in reply to: Which Heimishe Hechsherim do you trust? #1658364

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    As a joke, there was a shochet/katzev/rav who was very much machmir considering everything tref. They said to him you are a machmir like a dog who wants to make everything tref in order that he should get everything, as the Torah commands to throw tref to the dogs.

    in reply to: Dilemma: Catch-22 With Hashkafa Shidduchim #1658337

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    The gemora in Bava Kama describes a similar situation. A man had two wives, a young one and an old one. The young one would pull out his white hairs whereas the old one would pull out his black hairs, so he said, I am קרח מכאן and קרח מכאן, bold from either side.

    in reply to: How do you think? #1657328

    laskern
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    Thinking is through the moach which contains the neshama and the sechel as we say on Tefilin.

    in reply to: Is it assur to wish “Good Luck”? #1656414

    laskern
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    I was unclear above. The reason that there is no mazel because we can ask Hashem to override the mazel through tefIla and because of maasim tovim. See the end of Maseches Shabbos.

    in reply to: Is it assur to wish “Good Luck”? #1656385

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    אין מזל לישראל but tefila and maasim tovim help, so good luck means we should be worthy that Hashem override the mazel.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1656082

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    Look at the Rambam at the begining of Perek Chelek that each age does things for different reasons. When he grows up, he learns to do mitzvos for the right reason as mentioned above.

    in reply to: Stephen Miller – What Do You Think? #1654479

    laskern
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    His ideas towards immigration that the Agudath Israel is against shows his being.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1654382

    laskern
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    Don’t do mitzvos as in Yishayoh 29,13 כמצות אנשים מלומדה doing mitzvos from rout, without thinking from instict.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1654362

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    Rashi states that Tzodak and Beisus misunderstood the mishnah in Pirkei Avos 1,3 thinking that there is no reward and punishment because they thought that there is no reward and punishment in this world so there is no reward and punishment altogether. Those people following them were apikursim called Tzodakim and Beisusim. If there were no reward and punishment, there would be no hashgacha and free will.

    in reply to: Electronic Shaimos #1653934

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    It only applies to hebrew and therefore screen and disks are not considered writing. The Netziv says that it must be created for kiyum, permanence.

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    in reply to: Illogical argument contest #1653871

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    Korach did not think logically since he did not justify what makes him better than anyone else. I was told that when you have self interest, you don’t think logically.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1653588

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    Non Political – you just explained why we don’t pasken like Rebbi Shimon דרשינן טעמא דקרא because there are other reasons for doing a mitzva.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1653516

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    There is a contradiction in the begining of Shmos. it says הבאים meaning they are coming and באו meaning they came. The Klei Yokor says that this teaches us that after they came, they saw themselves like they just came so they will never get assimilated. Maybe, the Dubner Magid explains what it says אנכי ארד עמך when it comes to going down, Hashem comes first, but when it comes to be lifted up ואנכי אעלך גם עלה we come first? He compares this to a father taking his son into a sweaming pool. When he takes him in, he goes first but when he gets him out, his son gpes first. Similarly, when going down, Hashem goes first, but when coming up, we come first. The Rabbenu Bechaya says that איש וביתו refers to HKB’H and His anterage. So, when the Bnei Yisroel came, Hashem was already there.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1653384

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    The Bnei Yisroel received an extra crown for saying נעשה ונשמע explains the Ksav Sofer that by preceding the doing before hearing, must be the meaning not hearing, since we cannot do before hearing but understanding the reason for doing mitzvos. We do mitzvos with greater ferver when we know the reason for doing it. The Sefer Hachinuch is based on this idea. This is the idea which I tried to communicate in my second post. We do mitzvos not for leading to redemption but purify ourselves to be worthy of redemption.

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    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1653323

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    I was not clear. The Korban Pesach was necessary for its own benefit for the belief in the hashgacha of Hashem.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1653318

    laskern
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    tfaceBURN, The explanation might be that the Jews sacrificed the Korban Pesach the lamb which is the constelation of Nisan to show that we are above the determination of the mazel and only believe in Hashem’s hashgacha necessary to accept before the redemption.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1653202

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    About Moshiach ben Josef look at Sukkoh 52, the Marshoh and Iyun Yaakov, he will be killed in the Gog and Mogag war to give atonement for Yerovom ben Navot. Both will be true, Aisov falls in the hand of Josef and Moshiach comes from Dovid.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1653086

    laskern
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    The Rambam might have a proof from Moshiach ben Josef where after he was killed he was not Moshiach any more.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1652394

    laskern
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    The sefer Aim Habonim Samecha from Rav Yisochor Teichtal Hy”d says that on top of the Beis Hamikdash we build will come the one with fire.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1652121

    laskern
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    Does the Rebbe hold like the Yerushalmi Maaser Sheni (5,2) that the building of the Beis Hamikdash will be before the coming of Meshiach?

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651604

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    There is a girsah there שלא ירחקו את הקץ not to do anything to further away, delay the redemption.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651582

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    Rso, what I said is no stira to the Chasam Sofer where there are 13 emunos enumerated in yigdal according to
    the Rambam, and no one is more important than the other. We don’t do anything to bring it שלא ידחקו את הקץ don’t push it, but at the same time do not do anything to hold it back like sinas chinom.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651406

    laskern
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    SL. you covered with your last statement my statement. When we do Hashem’s will, we will not hold back the coming of Moshiach. His will is to love your fellow Jew like yourself since we all have the same holy neshama, and thereby correct sinas chinom which curtails his coming.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651393

    laskern
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    DY, example please.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651388

    laskern
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    SL, it is not our job to bring Moshiach but it is our job not to curtail, hold back, his coming by our actions and behavior.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651353

    laskern
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    The Rambam mentioned above Hilchas Teshuva 8,2 says ועושה האמת מפני שהוא אמת he doesn’t do mitzvos for rewards but he does it because it is the right thing to do.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651348

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    The Midrash Shmuel on Pirkei Avos says that the reward of doing a mitzva is not doing another mitzva but the fact that we have the opportunity to do the mitzva itself.

    in reply to: All Natural Way to Prevent Disease #1651291

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    If my post was unc;lear, I think that vaccines do exactliy this. We inject some bacteria to wake up the anti-bodies and fight the desease when it arrives.

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    in reply to: Disappointing event for my son and family #1651278

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    Eli Y,you can google Sefer Hachinuch Translated and downloaded in a PDF. You have to create a userid and password before.

    in reply to: Disappointing event for my son and family #1651274

    laskern
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    ElI Y, I just notice an english publication by Feldheim, The Concise Sefer Hachinuch.

    in reply to: All Natural Way to Prevent Disease #1651271

    laskern
    Participant

    Immunotheraphy is not a prevention, but vaccines are. It streghtens the anti bodies before illnes to kill disease.

    in reply to: All Natural Way to Prevent Disease #1651270

    laskern
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    Immunotheraphy is a means of using ones immune system to kill his cancer cells.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651239

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    A way of uniting people is learning Torah for its own sake by striving to arrive at the truth as Shimon Hamosini
    was willing to give up his whole life’s work when he believed that the darshening of esin was not correct. He believed that respecting the chazal was obvious since their strength emenates from Hashem but for Reb
    Akiva, who was an am haaretz, that was a chidush.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651223

    laskern
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    I think the Shlah Hakadosh says in his Shaar Osiyos that we should see reward and punishment as a measuring stick of the ratzon Hashem.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651241

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    CS, jan 6 is the true nitel because of the calendar change as discussed in another thread.

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651216

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    Samthenylic, wouldn’t that be a contradiction of reward and punishment which would indicate that the ratzon Hashem is to do aveiros and not to do mitzvos?

    in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1651207

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    If we we want to bring Moshiach, we must have ahavas chinom, loving someone selflessly, to correct sinas chinom hating someone for a non excusable reason such as jealousy as explained by the Yad Yosef on the EIn Yaaov, Yoma 9. If you have an excusable reason, you will be able to make peace by telling him what he did to you.

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