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  • in reply to: Confession #1970428
    maskildoresh
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    There’s an important point.
    The Torah teaches us not only to behave with certain actions, but also how to feel. It’s totally normal to feel hatred and want revenge if someone harms you, to Covent your friends house and perhaps his wife. But the Torah teaches us that we are capable of working on our emotions and becoming noble and rising above normal feelings.

    You’re struggling with “Noseh BiOl”, with Mishtateif Bitzaran Shel Acheirim. It may be very normal and reasonable. That doesn’t mean that where the Torah expects you to remain….

    Doesn’t mean it’s easy. We all have Mitzvos that are easier for us and ones that are harder. That doesn’t absolve us of the responsibility to keep growing more noble. I can’t imagine that you could possibly believe that the Torah doesn’t want you to feel pain for the families etc. You’re just being honest about the struggle. That’s fine. Arguing about if your feeling are legitimate or not is a waste of everyone’s time. They’re legitimate to YOU. But it doesn’t stop there…

    in reply to: Tu Beshvat, Bracha and Shecheyonu Which Comes First #1943179
    maskildoresh
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    Chazon Ish and others seem to hold that the Minhag Haolam follows the Be’er He’teiv (225 6) who says the Brocha comes first.

    Perhaps readers should ask their rov?

    in reply to: Parash Hamon #1942962
    maskildoresh
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    It’s amazing how people gravitate to Segulos.

    Saying Birchas Hamazon with Kavana is a wonderful Segula for Parnassa. So is Davening for Parnassa 3 x daily.

    If you read Krias Shema twice daily you will see a list of things that can bring success in Parnassa , guaranteed by the RBSHO.

    But someone says that Rav Mendel of Rimimnov said that a specific Parsha on Tuesday of Beshalach is a segula and it spreads virally around the world. “Last chance to say Parshas HaMon!”

    I don’t think being the Am Segula means this.

    There’s a well known story. Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita told someone that it’s a shame that Rav Yehuda Hachassid didn’t include the aseres hadibros in his tzavaah, because people would be much more careful about them had he done so….

    in reply to: navigating narcissism #1836280
    maskildoresh
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    Please remember that not every arrogant, difficult, and self-centered person is a narcissist.

    There’s a trend to jump to the label today. Especially if you or someone you love is involved in a difficult situation in marriage or another difficult interpersonal situation. There are a lot of difficult people who cause there pain who are not narcissistic, and don’t necessarily deserve to be labeled as such. Even if he or she is causing you pain!

    in reply to: The zoo needs to change its attitude about tigers (T) #1795074
    maskildoresh
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    Tiger Tiger burning bright
    In the jungle of the night
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could trace thy fearful symmetry

    When the stars threw down their spears
    And watered heaven with their tears
    Did He smile his work to see…

    William Blake (I think. It’s been around 20 years)…

    in reply to: The zoo needs to change its attitude about tigers (T) #1795070
    maskildoresh
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    Tiger Tiger burning bright
    In the jungle of the night
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could trace thy fearful symmetry…

    in reply to: Applesauce on latkes is better than sour cream: Prove me wrong. #1635780
    maskildoresh
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    Not one individual has yet mentioned that king of condiments: MUSTARD. The only choice for the discerning sophisticate.

    in reply to: Stop Eurovision song contest next year in Yerushalayim #1538639
    maskildoresh
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    I would like commend RebYidd on her masterful application of Sherlock Holmes to the situation at hand. May we all be Zocheh to avoid all kinds of jezail bullets. Amen.

    in reply to: Why are the lakewood rabbanim so against an eruv in thier Town?? #1421041
    maskildoresh
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    Would be a nice idea for those interested in pursuing greater understanding of the Halchos being discussed to study the sources inside. To understand Rav Ahron’s shita, please see his teshuva in Shu”t Mishnas Rav Ahron. Good place to start.

    It’s interesting how many people commented how “they don’t know why Rt 9 would be different than any other road wider than 16 Amos”, and then proceeded to disparage the idea. It would be far more intelligent to actually find out the answer….

    in reply to: Why are the lakewood rabbanim so against an eruv in thier Town?? #1417898
    maskildoresh
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    The details of Hilchos Eiruvin are highly complex and technical.

    Rav Ahron Kotler z”l was of the opinion that Route 9 (Madison Ave) is a Reshus HaRabbim Diyoraysa, and therefore would invalidate any Eiruv made that crosses over Route 9. According to many Poskim, this could invalidate the Eiruv if it encompased certain streets that lead into the 9. The lakewood Rabbanim have never countenaced an Eiruv that would be invalid according to Rav Ahron’s shita. There are many, many smaller Eiruvin throughout Lakewood that are Kosher according to all. And are approved of by many of Lakewood’s Rabbanim, (including some of “Yeshiva’s 4 Poskim”)

    This does not necessarly relate to the Shailos involved with the creation of an Eiruv in Brooklyn, and RavMoshe z”l’s Shita regarding the “Square” containing 600,000. This is a unique issue relating to Route 9, which transverses most of the eastern seaboard of the US.

    This isn’t really a political discussion, and should probably not be made into one.

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