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1) Put your alarm clock on the other side of the room. This makes you get up and wake up some to turn it off (so you cant just roll over and go to back to sleep)
2) Shower in the morning – get out of bed and shower! It will wake you up.
3) If the alarm clock on the other side of the room doesnt work, get the alarm clocks for deaf people. They are REALLY LOUD and they vibrate the bed. Its so annoying that you cannot go back to sleep.
4) Make a morning committment (if you dont have a job) so that you are obligated to be somewhere. For example, set up a chavrusa or volunteer to help an elderly person in the morning. Nothing gets you out of bed better than an obligation.
If you arent supposed to be listening to this terrible non-Jewish music, how would you know the Jewish music is based off of it?
Honestly, this doesnt matter to me because I hate music, but I just find it ironic.
I think if more people were forthcoming about “not doing something the community does” (albeit one that is not halachically related), the more people would feel comfortable also bucking the trend. I think we would all be surprised how little money other people have (it seems like everyone has so many extra resources except your own pocket book…) – why rely on takanos to stand up for yourself? They take the pressure off of those who cannot afford it and shouldnt be spending it to begin with.
If your kids are not responsible enough to understand basic money principles, how can they get married???? You are sending them into one of the biggest responsibilities in their lives, which will bring many challenges and frustrations, but you dont think they can handle the word NO? Should those kids really be getting married?