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While it’s difficult, finding the one Is worth the wait. I got married in my thirties. There’s always hope
Ask someone in LA to look up his number in the kollel directory
I’m more worried Antifa, a social justice worrior group that is violent and fights for the sake of fighting. The media brushes them off like they do with Hamas
Freilichin Purim , and remember, keep it special like a wedding day. Happy Purim 🙂
That’s really great of you to take this step. Eventhough it’s difficult at first, you are doing good for your soul. Hahem appreciates every effort. Remember, if you have setbacks, that’s okay, just get up and continue. All the best –
Thats the problem. And yes I’ve caught myself judging too. Then I think, don’t do that.
Judging leads to arrogance, and Hashem despises that. He wants us to be humble and judge favorably the average Joe. When we improve our mindset, we can accomplish unity and bring redemption
I like different types of music, dance, rock, electronic, mellow, etc. I think it’s okay to have something out of the box that reaches people who like something different.The only thing i say to be careful of is where the tune comes from. If it comes from a dirty song, people might be thinking of that instead of the Jewish lyrics that replace it. But otherwise, it’s nice to have different music for different people
There needs to be a balance. Drink if you want, but do it responsibly, like don’t make yourself sick, and don’t drive.
Happy Adar and Purim and year 🙂
yay, what should do this year for Purim? salmon or gefilte fish
these latkes are amazing
””Maybe you could stop listening to non jewish music, or at least inappropriate songs, so you wouldn’t think about them when a jewish singer decides to cover them.””’
I heard a certain song in a chocolate commercial, the song is inappropriate. I know, some might say don’t watch tv. But the point is why is the Jewish singer listening to inappropriate songs. Okay, people can do what they want. But don’t turn it into a Jewish song where people know where it comes from and think of the original. _ I prefer that people find Good or Okay Non-Jewish songs to make covers of, so we can infuse holiness into the song. For example, Hashem Melech that Elbaz sings is a Great tune from a Non-Jewish source. And AKA Pella also sings that song and put a tune from Avicii’s song ‘The Nights’ in there which is an okay song.
Just saying when people make covers, make sure it’s from a good or okay song. Stay holy 🙂November 11, 2015 5:48 am at 5:48 am in reply to: You’re In Charge of Brooklyn Jewry… What Do You Do? #1111365
Middos and respect and internalize emunah and joy,
It’s not about loving Arabs, it’s about loving and respecting fellow yidden
In regards to greeting during the week, my friend mentioned about that too, that people should greet every day. Even if it’s not halacha, it’s still the right thing to do. Like Shamai says in Pirkei Avos, that we should receive people with a pleasant face. One small thing can help to improve in middos, respect and ahavas yisroel.
It’s very accurate unfortunately that some people don’t want to wake up. You know how it is when people go to a lecture but some don’t internalize it. We all have something we need to work on, whether better prayer, middos, etc. We can and should do something. Rabbi Wallerstein says in a video on Torah Anytime about that it’s better to do it now before Moshiach comes.
speaking of which, Rabbi Wallerstein mentions that we should understand that when Moshiach comes, people are going to decide to do teshuva but it’s too late, and so we need to work on ourselves now whatever we need to do.
Every prayer counts
It’s sad you are leaving, but you do what’s right for you, kol tov and hatzlacha in good endeavorsOctober 20, 2015 7:40 am at 7:40 am in reply to: A fall of a thousand fathoms begins with a single slip #1113348
They just jump right in
Personally, I think it’s a beautiful idea bringing Jews together to celebrate Shabbos. They probably won’t become observant right away. But the point is to give them a spark to light the flame. Yes one day is not enough. People need continuous support like partners in Torah.
In a time like this, we need both the power of unity and Shabbos to bring blessing and Geula
Every prayer, teshuva and chesed helps to protect and save
lol invite a hippy, a democrat, a republican, a MO, a hareidi and some kids for energy. Add some spices and you got quite a salad. oy lolOctober 15, 2015 10:48 am at 10:48 am in reply to: My daughter is in Sem in Israel and I'm scared for her #1111882
I know people there too. We definitely need to send prayers and give tzedaka and stand together. Everything helps. We are the people that dance despite what people do. Lets keep standing together with our prayers and trust in Hashem. May the Geula come soon
Check mostly music. I sometimes want instrumentals also. There is an album of Benny Friedman which is mainly music.
I’m a different story. I understand a Kollel family might be uncomfortable with it. I’m more open to it if i talk to them first before inviting them, so i know who I’m dealing with. Do they like to talk about things in general or stir up controversy? If the first one, they are fine. If the second, then no. Plus, I would mention to my kids the difference between ours and their views
There needs to be a balance of ahavas yisroel while not accepting their viewpoints. We should love fellow Jews as family, but stay firm with our own viewpoints. A great way to bring both unity and observance is Shabbos, I feel.
When a person is that holy, learned, and close to Hashem, it’s very possible for them to know things, see things, and make miracles. Rabbi Tatz mentions this in a lecture, Torah – The cause of Reality
There is, and it’s good to go. But if the person is in the process of working on certain issues, it might be best for the person to work out the issues first.
I have geshmak friends too 🙂
I like the outdoors too especially the trees during the day and the stars at night
Thanks for the bump 🙂
While it might seem like a negative thing because we don’t want people to push us around. It’s not about being pushed around. It’s about choosing peace over argument. We need to decide when it’s important to stand ground, and when we just need to let go when something is not important,
Good point, we shouldn’t push or pressure people. Sometimes people need space. And if they need a listening ear, someone should give them a listening ear, and not judge, just listen to them
Shlomidr, you have a good point. People don’t want to introspect. Either too busy, or don’t want to admit. That’s why we have days for introspection like Elul, to remind us. This reminds me of a funny motivational video where an actor was screaming at people to “Just do it”, and “make your dreams come true”
Things might be discouraging, but we can and should be the holy people we are meant to be. And if we fall, don’t despair, we can still go forward
What helps to wake up and improve ourselves is for each of us to figure out what one needs to work on, and then make a continuous effort to do so. If we’re not sure, then we should ask Hashem to help us figure it out. Whether it’s bein Makom, or bein chaveiro, we need to do both. Rabbi Lipschutz mentions it beautifully in an article on Parshas Balak, about our mission to remain the Holy people that we are meant to be. Of course, we all slip, but we can still stand back up.
im not the only one thinking of that, but i know it’s not about that
Fun discussion for us, but some people take it too seriously.
What’s sad is that some people out there don’t understand that you can have different instructions and still be both important and equal. If you give a student more help than another student, is the first one more important? No, they are both important. The first one needs more than the other. That’s what people should understand, men spiritually need more mitzvos than women, but they are both important
I think this place would have more activity if people weren’t busy with cleaning. The best time to come is before Purim 🙂
We all need to work on ourselves. Things don’t just happen. While we don’t know the reason, we can still take a message to each work on something in ourselves.
I saw and heard in a video that children don’t always hear smoke alarms and sleep through it. This thing that happened to them is tragic beyond words
Personal prayer is fine, plus tehillim like 121. Pray for others. Maybe give a little bit to Hachnassas kallah. Or help others in another way like sharing info about where to go for shadchans.
Besides your effort, trust in Hashem to help and give you at the right time. And do different projects in the mean time.
My girlfriend would probably agree, but i look at it differently.
Yes there’s gashmiyus, but that’s only some people. A lot of people i know here have great values. The family i go to for Shalosh Seudos is a very special family Baruch Hashem. You just have to find the right people. Plus, we have very special rabbis, good in Torah and caring B”H
The lighting in the pic makes it look white and gold, but it’s blue and black, they said in a report. IIt’s interesting that it’s during this parsha
GolemGorilla, the intermarriage issue with Israel and the diaspora is not something that I would ask them to take care of. I would ask a different group in the Torah community who can take care of it. They have their own issues they need to work on and need to keep their own in Judaism
You could say their username instead of the message.
In regards to rice krispies, I prefer the cereal too. 🙂
Sm from La