You know when..
You want to kill everybody?
You want to kill everybody?
"Joy is an open door an open roof and open heart"-Rabbi Sacks. Rabbi Sacks asks the deepest question.
Why is succot called Zman simchateinue, the holiday of joy? Somehow the essence of our holiday embodies what happiness really is. Succot teaches us that joy doesn’t come from a giant brick house with a door and a key, what we can lock the world out from, rather joy comes from what we let in. Joy comes from a roof open to heaven, a door open to guests and a heart open to thanksgiving. Ben zoma was right when he asked, who is rich? Not someone who has everything he wants, but one who celebrates everything he has. Succot is one of the worlds greatest seminars in happiness because it shows us that you can sit in a shack with only leaves as a roof, exposed to all the hazards of the bitter cold, rain, and bees and yet still rejoice when your surrounded by God and the people you love.Rabbi Sacks, the leader of our generation teaches that It’s amazing how succot is really a bridge of Jewish identity and living throughout history. We go into a succah knowing that we’re leaving it and have to create everlasting memories from something temporary, just like our ancestors lived for thousands of years, always recognizing that whenever they settled somewhere they would have to leave sometime soon for something greater. These are the deepest values of being a Jew, all we need is to be surrounded by God and each other to enjoy our world, wherever, whenever, whyever. We realize on succot that ultimately if we have that then we have everything. The ability to connect temporary to forever is the ability to realize that every marathon in our lives starts with a first step of going beyond where we thought we could. I hope everyone has a chag sameach filled with the experience of going beyond the walls we created for ourselves. Hopefully with the help of this idea one day very soon we can all sit in one succah together and rejoice!
Hiiii so I have an idea.. is anybody intersted in tznius fashion tips and inspiration. My style depends on my mood. Sometimes I look like a hippy and sometimes I look “bays yaakov”
I can post pix of my outfits if you’d like
All the frum girls out there
“Where are the Millions of American Jews?”
According to a recent study, the estimated number of Jews in the world increased from about 3 million a century ago to about 16 million today. Many of these are descendants of Jewish immigrants who came to the United States a century ago.
This begs the question: when we consider the fact that most of the Jewish immigrants were observant Orthodox Jews, why don’t we find millions of Jews in synagogues all over America? Where are the millions of Jews in America?!
The answer lies in an interesting story related by a leading Rabbi regarding Jewish life in America in the early period following the initial waves of Jewish immigration.
Amazing, thank you!!!this really made my soul happy
moohampshire said: What are your top 5 favorite mitzvot? (I hope your day goes alright!)
hmm.. hard question, here goes:
- Not to gossip
- To love other jews
-not to break oaths
-not to bear a grudge
- to cry to Hashem in times of distress
Those ones I am thinking of because those are things that just make so much sense and most of them have to do with working on yourself- you can see that Judaism is really focused on changing yourself for the better. You cannot have an excuse of “well I was born this way.”
To love jews is something very important-hence why i get so ticked off when Jews aren’t open minded which leads them to judge.
Not to bear a grudge- it is a very hard mitzvah- but the Torah knows how bad it is for us as people to bear a grudge- that in reality it only hurts the self.
Rambam talks about how it is a mitvah to cry to Hashem when things are not going so well- it is the ultimate test of faith. Even though some think it is harder to daven to Hashem when things are good because then people feel like they no longer need to talk to God and also have bigger egos. But when people turn to God in times of distress it not only strengthens your relationship with Him, but it shows how you turn to the One above because ultimately he runs the world.
Not to break oaths- very important and hard mitzvah!!! It is so easy to promise to do a nice deed for somebody but then get caught up with life- this mitzvah basically says “dude, you just told someone you will do this. Get over yourself and do as you told, somebody is counting on you.”
Outfit for the day. Put makeup on also
Today will be a very long day. Working 8a.m-5pm. Then chemistry from 5:30pm-9:45 pm..so I thought id look cute to make myself feel better… please keep me entertained! Messages and questions are always a blast!!!
-Baked green beans- check
-baked salmon- check
-cooked noodles- check
-baked banana bread- check
-clean out room- check
now need to do my chemistry h.w but i need to be up so so so so early for work.
Girls who reallly really really want to get married- just make sure you are willing to do this before thinking about the hugs and kisses you can get from your husband.