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When you are selling someone the Jewish religion, you aren’t selling them the lifestyle that is being practiced by people who say they are frum. You are selling them the ideal religion and you ought to show them what that is.
I make sure to always warn my talmidim about the dangers of the internet. This way when my yetzer hara comes, i feel like a hypocrite if i give in.
The whole vanilla thing is complete racist propaganda
If my brain tells me that something a Rishon or Achron said is illogical, did I just do something wrong? If I push that thought out of my mind, does that avoid doing the wrong? Am I aloud to think that something they said was illogical but keep it to myself to avoid this Aveirah?
What kind of problems did he run into with the hanhala in his current yeshiva?
“Shtell Hock” is what you would say when the conversation gets boring and you need someone to bring up a juicy piece of news.
“Nu, are you shtelling chosson cigarettes or what?”
Someone can call across the table, “Moshe, can you Shtell the Sprite please?” which would lead one to think that the word can mean ‘pass’. But in that context it is really being used to say the same thing with a stronger lashon.
“Chaim Zev said he is going to Shtell the Cholent”
He will deliver/pull through with the cholent for the party.
Closest English word i can think of is ‘Deliver’.
What kind of Lomdus are you looking for?
The standard procedure is to record a demo and send it via email to singers and producersApril 20, 2016 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm in reply to: Has anyone here read the Ted Cruz comic/coloring book? #1148342
There is a better book called A Time for Truth published in 2015
My hunger is not for bread and my thirst is not for water
We keep hearing “He’s a nasty guy, and doesn’t get along with anyone in Washington”. That’s exactly the point. There is something very wrong with anyone in Washington who DOES get along with corrupt dishonest politicians who make money at the expense of the people who voted them in to represent them. Ted Cruz ran for senate in Texas and told his people what he would do if he wins. He won, and then kept to his promise. That’s how our government is supposed to work. Texas didn’t vote him in to make deals and get along. They voted him in to do exactly what he’s doing.
Cruz is by far the safest bet. Congress is completely corrupt now, and Cruz is one of only a few speaking the truth. People misread him because he’s so far right. Elizabeth Warren is at the opposite extreme of the spectrum and she’s saying the same things. The republicans dismiss Cruz as an extreme conservative, and democrats dismiss Warren as an extreme liberal. But they are both acknowledging the same problem. The common denominator between them is that they are both fighting for truth and aren’t in it for money.
I am in the process of building a real relationship with God. At times I most definitely do feel his presence and it is the most marvelous feeling in the world.
In the Akeida story, God told Avraham to take his son, the one that he loves. Avraham didn’t know which one of his sons God was talking about because he loved them both. So God had to specify Yitzchok. I believe Avraham will not be content until all his children love each other as much as he loved them.
Cholent is made by the mama in the kitchen on Friday morning with big potatoes.
Chulent is sold thick and heavy at your local gas station late Thursday night.
Chilent is 95% beans and is mostly found in Williamsburg.
the olam over here needs god in their lives
Why does Christmas stand for the exact opposite values as Chanukah?? I think they stand for very similar values actually.
I think “geshmak” was popular in the 90s
Here’s a thought: The idea that people having a smartphone is something negative and maybe even “dangerous” is similar to the idea that people having a gun is the big issue that causes danger.
In the goyishe velt, gun control is supported by the left wing type thinkers and the opposition is on the right.
In the yeshivishe velt, the internet/smartphone “problem” is viewed as bigger of a deal the further to the right you go.
I would venture to say that 95% of you reading this are of the hardcore republican types who would in a flash say something like “Guns have nothing to do with the issue here. The problem is Islamic Terrorism. People who only want to kill us and will do whatever it takes. Guns are only a tool that some of them use. But most people know how to use guns properly, and they need to have them for their correct purpose…”
But a smartphone is different because chazal say…
What does that beautiful prayer have to do with your free will?
G-d is with me
It will prevent it because the day that all of God’s creations love each other the way God intended for it to be, Moshiach will come.
A brief lesson in psychology: Hating someone who already hates you only adds to the other persons hate. Loving someone even though he hates you opens the door to the possibility of him loving you too.
If we start pointing fingers and saying they are to blame for all the fighting, we may be right. But doing so only adds to the fighting. If we can learn to love them even though we feel they are wronging us, we might have a chance at bringing peace to the world.
It isn’t our job to “prevent” fighting and harm. God and only God runs the world. He doesn’t need any help. It is of course true that he expects us to defend ourselves when under attack, but holding grudges and hate in our hearts doesn’t defend us. It adds to the attack.
It’s amazing how I preach love for all mankind and i’m accused of trolling. Is this something they teach in yeshivas? If it is then yeshivas aren’t teaching Judaism. And if Judaism itself doesn’t teach love for all mankind, i want nothing to do with it.
We’ve had that attitude until now and look where we are.
I know, it’s hard to love someone who wants to kill you. But if we can do it, it will definitely help the situation more than anything. A lot of them are not really at fault.
Maybe we need to LOVE the yishmailim instead of constantly hating on them. Maybe THAT will bring Moshiach. Our best prayers got us nowhere so far. Maybe we need a change in attitude.
Syag Lchochma: Serving him will roll as a result is within the confines of Halacha, though not necessarily the way one without a relationship with God perceives Halacha to be. One who does not truly love God does not have a say in Halacha matters. Because once you love God, your whole perception of reality changes drastically. You need to experience it to know it.
DaasYochid: The only way goofa that I am capable of “keeping all the Halachos” is by not viewing the world with this rigid view. The only way to do it is to not take it so seriously. For me at least (at this point in my life).
yekke2: I don’t care for fish. I am a shomer shabbos. I do think that having a relationship with God is more important than the way I eat though. Twice a day I make sure to say three of the most important parshiyos from the Torah. In the beginning of the first one there is a commandment to love God. Believe it or not, it’s not a new chassidesh or breslov concept to love God. It’s as old as Judaism itself. In the second parsha it says “And it will be if you watch my commandments… To love your God and to serve him…”. Almost as if the main thing is to love him, the serving him will roll as a result.
I have discovered for myself that without having this genuine relationship with God, I wasn’t able to perform the mitzvos as I should. Now that I was introduced to some of these ideas (which unfortunately was never an important part of my Yeshiva education) my avodas hashem took a complete 180 turn, and I am a better and happy person all around. A small part of what came with this transition was changing my view of the world as a strict rigid place full of rules.
The definition of spirituality and morality is God’s ideas and not my own. That’s what those words mean. Nevertheless, to “take very seriously whether something is assur or muttar” is not a mehalach that worked for me. If it works for you, kol hakavod. I was just saying that my life improved in every area when I stopped doing that. And for that reason, I don’t think God would want me to go back to my old mehalach.
Mostly I try not to obsess about not doing things that are assur/wrong and instead aim to live a spiritual/moral life.
I didn’t either think it was possible until i did it
I’m not sure why you concluded that from what I said
Life became more enjoyable and meaningful for me when I stopped viewing things in terms of assur and muttar and right and wrong.
I do not wish to play this game
DaasYochid: There is schar for it, but not more than the schar that someone who’s supposed to be a shoemaker gets for making shoes. Yes I think all Hashem’s creations have equal opportunity.
Definitely an important accomplishment, but not the only one. Fair means equal opportunity.
Before anything, because he can “understand torah better” is a ridiculous reason to think someone will get schar.
And my neshama doesn’t let me believe that this world isn’t fair.
Yekke2: I am definitely unwilling to accept that.
Fear that causes a person to better himself is healthy and useful. Fear that causes mental and emotional disorders are unhealthy and pointless. It’s that simple.
Keep this in mind: What Hashem wants you to do is to constantly try to do what he wants you to do. If you spent hours trying to find a torah mate, it doesn’t make a difference if you find one or not. Hashem rewards you the same amount for the effort whether it brings results or not. If you are trying to do what hashem wants and he hasn’t helped you that much so far, it must be that hashem knows this is the best for you right now. But you are no worse off than a BT who finds the path right away. But keep doing what you’re doing, and you probably will find it easier anyway.
Wrong. Every “truth” needs logic to confirm it. When you feel an emotion that something is true, your brain takes note of the feeling and decides logically that it’s true.
Torah13Torah: No there can not be truth outside of logic. And there is no falsehood in logic. Your exhibit is not logical.
There is no such thing as “bordering on Apikorsos”. Anyone who uses that lashon in regard to someone asking a question is ignorant. It’s a mefureshe diuk in the rambam (hilchos teshuva). Asking questions can never be considered apikorsos. One is not a kofer until he completely denies god or the torah. Asking questions is actually being mekayim the mitzvah of emunah.
DaasYochid: I am free of all my questions and doubts at this time in my life. But during my “Tekufa” you would probably have reacted towards me the same way i described all the other people. Just so i understand where you’re at, Do you believe in torah misinai with 100% knowledge yet you recognize that you don’t understand?