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I am also going to high school Tom! So nervous and excited don’t know what to expect. Hope all goes well for you and everyone starting school tommorow!
Just finished 8th grade and it was the best year so far! You have so much to do it went by so fast and I wish I can do it all over again! Now I’m worrying bout starting high school but still dnt be at all worried it will be a blast
Here in Bergen county nj it’s supposed to be around 100mph and cat 2. My family has already bout water an supplies
As North Carolinas governor Bev Perdue said prepare for the worst pray for the beSt. It can’t hurt to prepare you might as well be ready then not be and realize lastminute that ur not ready for the storm.
In my camp they once pretended that the president was coming so they made us clean the whole camp and get ready to welcome the president. On the day of his “arrival” they had an escort and a huge limo in which my bunk was in and when we drove into the camp we all came out and broke out color war. I think the camp got the most out of that since the camp was then really clean:)
Will do… Hope to be able to help
Thank you. I’ll take a look!
Thnx I will take a look
teaneck sorry wrong spelling
My problem now is to choose a side. I can either change my ways and go to a shorter davening, or i can stay doing what im doing which i would love to do if there is some way to be able to. i just dont know if i should change and what the right thing is to do.
“in reality all they need is 5 min to daven shemoneh esrei.”
Davening to me is one of the most important things i do so i dont really want to just limit it to 5 minutes
im 22 hrs old….pretty new id say
well i dont know exactly i’ve never timed myself but till s.e is probably not longer than 45 minutes. truthfully it’s mainly just s.e. that takes more time. It’s one of the tefillot that i feel most connected to therefore i take longer when saying it
And no I don’t have OCD and whatever
Well i also feel which is more important for that extra hour that i miss class to be davening or learning which i can make up later
Do you do this three times a day? If not, perhaps you can switch your special Shmone Esrei to Maariv. usually its three times a day but most certainly 2
Well i’m also trying to figure out whether it would be better to daven at home or in school with a minyan.
But then i would need time beforehand
Even if i spend time beforehand that doesnt exactly help my situation as i would still need time to do that and if thats the case i might as well say what i need to say in s.e.
when in s.e. and its time to say things like Modim and other brachot in the hoda’ah section in s.e. that is where i contemplate how wonderful He is to me and how thankful i am of all He does for me. So i would be able to spend time beforehand however when the time comes in s.e. i feel it is proper to insert those feelings in then.
my s.e is not mainly spent on my needs and is also spent for thanking Hashem for all i have and what He does for me
thanks for the advice i really appreciate it. i hope to keep my old ways and maybe get my old principal to help.
I have spoken with the principal of the new school howver they feel that i should just daven shorter. I on the other hand am not ready for that switch and dont want to go back to shorter davenings
i try to shorten it and i have also been told many times that i should shorten it for the very same reason that rsrh has said but it doesnt seem right to me. i try hard to find the right balance but its hard to find what that is. Also i am sure for many a shorter and even much shorter davening is sufficient however i just do things differently because it helps me.
It’s not a matter of preparing for davening however more of that while davening shemoneh esrei i prefer to taker a bit more time to focus on the words and have them relate to me and my life more. Additionally i tried to come to school earlier but then you have everyone coming in after i have started and that creates a distraction that doesnt help either
i am now switching schools. In the school that i was just in i was able to daven as long as i wanted as i had permission. However, i am now going to high school where i don’t have this opportunity to daven as long as i want. I would like to daven my normal 1 hour shemoneh esrei which helps me attain the top most kavannah that i feel i need and now that i cant i dont know what to do in order to keep my davening like it is now.
I have the opposite and i dislike when people watch me when i daven and i like to be alone. People are always around me and i dont know what to do especially since it takes me around an hour just to say shemoneh esrei so its hard to get away for that long.
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he
Was waking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
With each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints
In the sand, one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before
Him, he looked back at the footprints in the
Sand. He noticed that many times along the path
Of his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the
most you would leave me.
I love you and I would never leave you. During you
Times of trial and suffering, when you see only one