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Of course you could. <ZZZZZZAAAAAPPPPP>
Me too. I’m a bit paranoid now, about disclosing how much I make (see mine above). Last peek I noticed the USA government back to work, which means the FBI and IRS are now looking into what I post.
I’m not into these things, not so familiar, but I thing most movies are (were) OK. The problem is with videos. Were there any violent or inappropriate movies – I’m referring to the “movies”, where you had to load the reels on the machine, close the lights, have the flimsy thing flicker away at 6.5 frames a second… I think those were mostly OK. No?
Am I allowed to comment on this thread?
One more thing,
If you’re mostly for seeking guidance, then know that you’ve already reached somewhere. There are others, returning members of our nation, who have made up their minds up regarding what a Jew is supposed to be, what he’s supposed to do and keep, skewed and warped hashkafos etc. (one or two even chanced by here in the past, and tried to spew their great “findings”, “revelations” before they were booted out by diligent mods). No. One who is not ready to accept the authority of a competent Rav, Rabbi, Dayan or manhig will have NO CHANCE of becoming a true observant Jew.
I don’t know who you should turn to, do your homework well. But you’re already a few steps in the right direction.
Sounds like you’re describing me! I also do not work (regularly), my “work” here attests to that. And I have less than you, I don’t have any degrees to pursue. Also I’m not a writer. So you’re ahead of me.
Next. Your three options are not exclusive, as I wrote to you previously. One can be a perfectly upright, God-fearing, righteous, Jew and still pursue a degree. That is called hishtadlus. Nothing AT ALL wrong with it. Just that your motivation should be, as the Rambam says, in order to better serve the Creator. So then it’s considered as a tool for Kedusha. But that’s all for later. Now, it’s just important to know that it’s not going against Hashem’s will at all.
Do your best in your worldly endeavors, and then do your best connecting to HaShem in the Shul and bais medrash (or wherever).
The yetzer has many brushes. He can make the worst sin “inspiring”.
I lost my sense of time. Priorities too.
How should I know. There are so many other smart, intelligent individuals that frequent this fabulous place, the CR. Then, of course there are numerous organizations that do kiruv, they have the right resources to do it right. To make someone feel at home, validate their feelings, emotions. Explain Torah concepts in a way that will be understood better. Me? I wouldn’t know, else I’d too be a baal teshuva – I could sure use some teshuva.
That being said, I don’t truly get the picture (from what you’ve chosen to reveal), that you’re unobservant, or not frum in any way now. Is your problem that you feel you don’t have time or want to expend attention to Torah and mitzvhos? A lot of us (you’d call frummies) do that too. Many have degrees, professions, jobs, things they must devote their time (and lives) to. That’s the way Hashem made the world. As Medresh (Eicha) says “If I don’t work by day, I won’t eat by night”. Hashem fashioned the world just so that one must somewhat devote attention to the mundane. The only difference is how much, the balance. And that is the difference between one who has chosen to be an oved Hashem, and one who “will just do” – a practicing Jew, keeping all mitzvohs.
An oved Hashem will direct his mind constantly to HaShem ????? ?` ????? ????, and work and do the mundane the barest minimum. Others fall for the temptations of the worldly trappings, and forget the main thing, the ikkar.
To sum it up, I get the picture you’re already “here” just an additional “boost” maybe is needed.
It is the same Creator Who placed you originally in your position, circumstances, who understands your innermost trials, wants, urges and emotional and mental make-up. Our great Rabbis say in the Talmud, “G-d does not make tyrannical and unreasonable demands.”
He understands the need for slow steps one starting anew and afresh must take. To Him they are so precious, as dear as offering sacrifices.
Man’s (specifically a Jew’s) purpose of creation was to serve his Creator (incidentally thereby obtaining a portion in the world to come). That is everyone’s hashkafa. The only difference in opinion is by which method, where to put the emphasis. (I don’t have access to Hebrew now (Rabbeinu Google), I think there’s a Passuk in Navi Yeshaya something to the effect “I created you Yisrael, a servant for me”.
And for that special opportunity, privilege we give thanks thrice daily in the great tefillah of Aleinu.
was it strolling or trolling?
And why’d you want it back. Can never know what someone else filled it with..October 20, 2013 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm in reply to: What are the hottest and most active threads in the YWN coffee room? #981860
Who is Getzel, who is Getzel1.
Who was Getzel who was Getzel1.
Who is the real Getzel(x) McCoy.
I saw that somewhere.. Just forgot where.
WOW! After a long life of some crazy falls it shattered to pieces now. I’d say it had a slow reaction.
No, it doesn’t occur by All computers, it’s just that a lot of display driver software in computers today respond like that.
Actually I had a knack of doing that to computers when no one was looking and putting on this ever so innocent face…
My Rebbe once said the best prevention to this is of course constant Tefillah, and an active, enthusiastic, cheerful and delightful approach to Avodas Hashem at home. Keep hammering away, indirectly (and of course truthfully, no masquerading, let yourself too be carried away), not by lecturing, the vibes will exude, they will penetrate eventually.
Read what Rabbi Miller ??”? says about “propagandizing” Hashem’s derech.
One more point which I think is very lacking in today’s dor r”l, the importance of NEVER EVER belittling ANY Godol, Rav or Talmid Chacham in one’s home. A child who hears a parent disparaging any Godol will not grow to esteem, revere our Gedolim properly, his parents too will have diminished their stature in his eyes. A grave mistake. A child should only hear admiration and praise about Talmedei Chachamim. ANY and ALL.
I’m not going to be nosy and say “Wow! Do you also work in the those unearthly hours”. I’m going to resist the temptation.
When someone starts a conversation to me with that, I sometimes retort “LIAR!”.
“You don’t care the least how I am, what can I do for you?”
Thank you for you compliment, TAOM. I don’t really think I wrote anything profound.
Finally mazel tov upon your successful shinui hashem.
Why, those are easy ones even I could attempt.
1) Let’s assume it’s an older girl. She sops her pillow every night, every other girl’s simcha is another stab to her delicate heart. So one night she bravely paints over a smile, a new look, a bright gaily attitude and ventures out to a friend’s chasuna. She wants her personal misery now definitely forgotten, put aside. She put much effort into this venture, she may not want to be (again) reminded of her sorry state. Of course there’s a way to tell her, AND I’M SURE YOU KNOW BEST, but that’s the answer – why sometimes one will be angry.
2)That may be because this is an olam hasheker so falsehood roams freely. Sometimes falsehood can be made so polished, so convincing that it’s more readily believed than emes. But don’t worry, as the Gemarah says, Sheker ayin lo raglaim, it has no feet (as all letters shin kuf and reish have only one leg, as opposed to emes alef meme suf which have two), will not stand long, will eventually dissipate. The Emes will eventually shine forth.
3)Tehillim may be said on Shabbos, as you noted, it’s the most relaxed time. It’s the opportune time to connect with Hashem, especially through those words. It’s just that one musn’t say bakashos on Shabbos the way one does in the weekdays, that’s lessening the tranquility of the day.
No, I’m not going to say I fell for it.
I don’t think this has direct connection with the above, just somewhat.
A certain Rav was berating his congregant for his excessive drinking habits, his drunken ways. So this drunk said “Rabbi, what do you want from me, I drink the way all Jews drink”. Replied the Rav “That’s your mistake, I want you to drink like one Jew does”October 20, 2013 4:19 am at 4:19 am in reply to: Is there anyone nowadays that would be universally accepted as Moshiach? #981250
I’m working on my resumes. Yeah, a hard job, to please all of Klal Yisroel, all the different sectors. Nu, what doesn’t one do for the sake of Yidden, to help bring Mashiach (Oh, I mean myself)
Also, I’m anonymous here, a nistor, so I qualify. While I wasn’t born on Tishaa Baav (uh oh, giving away some personal info), I don’t think it’s a prerequisite.
NO! IT’S NOT!!!
Hashem, when finishing creating the world, commented ???? ??? ???? – exceedingly good! You just gotta know how to find it.
Some people may have slightly corrupted this good world, ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ????, it’s still a great place to live in. Try it!! (I did, I’m “livin’ it up”)
ps I also think there’s no other place to live.. why not do it here?
OK. Let me try.October 18, 2013 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm in reply to: Bizarre picture I saw taken by Rav Ovadia zatzal's levaya #979269
I would suppose maybe he was trying it out.
Or maybe he was from the old time mussar school where they would do that to bring on a certain “erenste” mind-frame or mindset.
Or maybe he was just trying to make sure it was properly construed.
To your question, where is Moshiach.. I really wasn’t authorized to tell you, but if you keep it a secret.. he’s r<OOPS, I FORGOT> Hay! What just happened? Where am I?
What’s so horrible about that? Maybe some people get a thrill out of it. I’m totally not into these things, but I think there’s a hobby related to scanners – police, fire etc. Some people obviously get a kick out of it.
Hello to you…
Why don’t you try NOT PAYING if you really want to disconnect?
And now it’s…
FBI and IRS are closed now so I can freely disclose. Off the books I make roughly about $280,000. Before taxes. And after.
OK, it’s ????? ???? again, with one that stumps me, really.
In windows 64-bit, why are 64-bit drivers put in the system32 directory, and 32-bit drivers put in the syswow64 directory. Isn’t it what they call ????? ???????
I haven’t the froggiest what that’s doing here. Oh, I get it. You also didn’t want to create a new thread about weather, so you dumped it here. Right?
Now, if your REALLY counting one me, that’s something else. OK let me think.. oops – I can’t. Too late for that now.
Will perhaps resume thinking, with HaShem’s help, in the earthly, bright, sunny hours. If you’re still down then…
VM (sorry, I don’t want to spell out your s/n) why’d you want to do that?
You probably did not realize. That was a Mod responding to something “the-guy-who-knows-everything” presumably wrote in response to your question. He knew everything besides not to reveal identifying information.