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DAvid S- I was not thinking of something in Daniel
Trivia question #2 Where can you find a proof in the pesukim in Tanach that Klal Yisroel spoke their own language in Galus.
the l’masseh of living on emunah:
Someone who takes upon himself the ‘ol’ of torah is relieved from the ‘ol’ of derech eretz.
1) a person who accepts the ‘ol’ of torah does not have it easy! This is not someone who wakes up late, strolls into yeshiva to learn for half a day. This is referring to someone accepts upon himself a real responsibility in his limud Hatorah.
2) such a person is relieved from the ‘ol’ of derech eretz, and will be given what Hashem thinks is necessary for him to accomplish his tafkid. It does not say he is given parnassah beravach, it does not say he gets a new car every 2 years and annual getaway vacations. It says that he will be relieved from the burden of derech eretz- which i would assume is referring to earning a basic livlihood
I think much of this problem can be solved by reinforcing with in our commuinty 2 concepts:
1) Responsibility- Every man has a responsibility to support and take care of his wife. This is HIS chiyuv. Not anyone elses.
You would not expect someone else to daven kriyas shema in the morning for you- because that is your chiyuv. in the same token a man cannot expect someone else to relieve him of his chiyuv to support his wife
How does one prepare for this responsibility?
Simple! Make an integral contribution to society and society will support you.
There are certain yechidim who are contributing to society by making a decision to learn their whole life. Those are people who society will decide to ‘adopt’.
If someone does not think they are making an integral contribution to others in society by learning, then they should waste no time in deciding how and when they DO plan on doing something productive that will benefit others, and by means of such, earn himself a livelihood.
How then do we understand the concept of someone who wants to learn for in kollel for a number of years? this brings us to the second point.
2) Kollel is a luxury.
If someoene IS given the opportunity to learn in kollel- it is certainly not something to give up! Grab it and cherish it! make the most of it- this is one of the biggest luxuries you will ever have in your life. You have been given a chance to step out of olam hazeh and get a small glimpse of olam haba. Take advantage of every moment and utilize it to the best of your ability.
However, realize that although you may have been temporarily relieved from your responsibilities, this is a free gift. This is not something that a parent owes you, not something you may demand. Realize that although your obligations are hidden, they are still very real and exist, all be it in the background for right now.
Ok. so I am a few posts behind.
But I noticed a lot of discussion about whether or not davening for someone else will “work” if you really have in mind for yourself to be answered, or whether a person should daven for themselves before/ after davening for a friend.
I have one recommendation:
Daven to Hashem with all your heart. Daven for yourslef. Daven for your friend. Dont worry about the order , don’t worry about the intentions.
Just Daven with heart felt emotions. Show Hashem your pain. Work on building a relationship with Hashem. Work on understanding that your Yeshua can only come from Him.
Did you ever see a little kid fall on the side walk and hurt themselves? Did you watch the way they cry to a parent? They don’t worry about what they are supposed to say, in what order. They just cry. They express their pain completely without holding anything back.
You are all children of Hashem in pain!
Daven to Him like a child to a father! Don’t hold back anything!
I really believe that this is how davening should be! So how do you understand Kol Hamispalel bead chavero.. ? I don’t think its an inyan limited to tefila. I think what its referring to is that you should feel the other persons pain. Not just daven for them, but feel their pain , a whole day, ever day. Then when you daven and you pour your heart out to Hashem, you will automatically daven for them.
Therefor, I beeve if someone is trying to reach thelevel of Kol Hamispalel… they should work on this in the context of feeling another persons pain. Not necessarily in the context of tefila, but , in the context of life.
However, if one is strictly looking to work on their tefila, I believe the key lies in what I mentioned before.
Beseeching Daas Torah is an essential tool in navigating through shidduchim. How often to people call up their rav with questions about kashrus, chumros etc. Is Shidduchim not at the very least equally important?
Besides the fact that someone who has substantial daas torah is generally able to see the any situation in an objective light, and therefor, evaluate the situation appropriatly, there is also a tremendous sense of Menuchas Hanafesh one feels knowing that the decision they made, was made with the advice of daas torah. As hard as it may be, you can go to sleep at night, knowing you did the right thing.
if for no other reason than this alone, I think it is important to consult with daas torah.
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The idea has been brought up to register yeshivos as cultural charter schools.
This would allow yeshivos to cater classes to meet language and cultural needs, while receiving government funding for operations.
The only downside is that students need to be admitted by lottery.
However, if the classes are limited to Hebrew/ Yiddish- are we not , most probably, going to limit the application populous to a generally desirable one, regardless, and thereby limit the risk of being required to admit students we would not have otherwise admitted?
While I do realize that there still is a risk, is the risk so great that it does not outweigh the benefit of eliminating the burden of tuition from thousands and thousands of frum people who are already struggling with the OL of PARNASAH?