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I asked my parents in law to buy me a nice watch from Macy’s in the $50 range. They insisted on spending many hundreds! I told them that I never wear a watch anyways but they insisted. It is sitting on the shelf and get used about once a year!
I didn’t want a Chassan Shas, so I got a small Peninim Shas ($120) and the Mesechta that I’m learning, I buy myself one of the new ones (Oz Vehadar etc)
I didn’t want Meggilah, Esrog holder etc etc.
I told the wife, why do your parents have to buy stuff to create love between us (isn’t that the reason, or something like that!), there is no love created between US, from THEM buying me presents.
Rather let us wait till we get married and when I’m learning and we have no money, you go and spend a few pennies on a gift for me (sefer or something like that) and I will appreciate it 1000 times more. And that’s really true. Her cheap gifts (sounds funny!) mean the world to me.
Having said that, I declare my In laws to be extremely generous people, and have hearts of gold. They give us a lot.
But I just didn’t feel that it was worth them wasting there money on things I don’t want them to buy for me
Wow, the Rambam says “Tarich Le’hisrachek, Me’od Me’od min hanashim”!
That means stay (1)VERY (2)VERY (3)Far away from women!
Now you have to find a way around this Halacha
Uh oh 600 Kilo Bear, my wife just figured out who you are!
And I think She’s right!!
My family has lots of chumros but I never felt restricted. Mt mom is a good cook, and its only eight days.April 5, 2011 6:52 am at 6:52 am in reply to: Especially good at clarifying "How do we know Hashem exists?" to a young adult #778407
I must add my two sense.
Actually it is not my idea, I just happen to love it.
Reb Matisyahu once (or many times!) said, you will almost never find a boy that is learning, davening and enjoying his yiddishkeit, and one day he has some question OR problem, and goes off the derech.
You probably never met someone that stopped eating because they have ‘a kasha’
It all stems down to not enjoying yiddishkeit.
(yes, there are many problems etc, but if they are matzliach in their learning etc, they are usually can overcome the problem)
Therefore, says Reb Matisyahu, when we daven every day, we say “Veha’arev na hashem elokenu es diveray sorascha befinu, uvephiyos amcha beis yisroel”
Please HKB”H make the words of Torah sweet in our mouths and the mouths of ALL OF KLAL YISROEL.
If the words of Torah are sweet, we can overcome almost anything that gets thrown at us.
Reb Matisyahu ends off by saying we have the opportunity to daven for all of klal yisroel when we say this brochoh every morning.
you can get UPS costumes for kids online for about $20. google it. we were thinking about doing that a couple of yrs ago.
“These Israeli’s, they don’t speak English” HA HA Legend
In Israel, I hear the name Nimrod regularly (It’s on all the ads in the street for Facebook). It’s so amazing because imagine in 50 years a guy naming their kid Adolf or Saddam, after very famous, powerful people! Scary?