- Rav Heinemann gives a 47 minute shuir explaining and defending his position on Yom Tov mode ovens.
- Reb Wolf Zhitomir Does Teshuva For Clapping His Hands
"Reb Volf's way was to never show any outward sign of emotion in servingI agree with the sentiment against over-the-top expressive and perhaps insincere piety, though the story given to illustrate it is almost a maaseh listor, as it is a case when the inner feeling matched the outer expression, by definition, and was even a muted expression of what would be justified. I also have difficulty seeing such extreme applications of this rule and feelings of guilt for "violating" what was a middas chassidus he invented in the first place, as tzidkus. It seems more like a personality disorder.
Hashem, such as clapping hands or davening loudly. He said this could only
be done when you feel inside the way you want to express yourself outside."
- Meanwhile, BeyondBT has a post by Rabbi Label Lam, about someone who is expressive in davening:
He states that Olam Haba- the world to come is not a necessary result of the external performance of Mitzvos but rather a function of the internal dimension of those Mitzvos. He informs us that the outer aspect of the Mitzvos yields a “this worldly” benefit while the next world is a consequence of the depth and direction of the heart. Ultimately, Olam Haba is based on a relationship.His rebbe gives him an answer.
When I was yet an unmarried Yeshiva student, we had the great honor of meeting a holy man. The Manchester Rav, Rabbi Yehuda Zev Segal ztl. prayed with us the afternoon service. Long after most of us had finished saying our prayers he remained bent over, shaking and weeping all the while. We watched in awe without knowing exactly what we were witnessing. I remember saying quietly to the fellow next to me, “I wonder what he did so wrong!”
Days later while eating a Shabbos meal at the home of one of the rabbis we were discussing the visitor we had been treated to that week. The Rabbi told us that Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ztl. had considered the Manchester Rav to be one of the thirty-six hidden Tzadikim of the generation. I had a knack for asking obvious questions that elicited sharp responses, so I queried aloud, “If he is singled out, publicly as one of these hidden Tzadikim then he’s no longer hidden. His true identity has been exposed, his cover is blown and he cannot by definition be one of the thirty-six hidden Tzadikim in whose merit the world exists.”
- Freedom from Bondage, pt. 2, at Hirhurim.
- Guidelines of calling the police, part 5, at Daas Torah.
- Over at Chaptzem, an interesting post about male boss shmoozing with the ladies in the workplace:
And some choice comments:
thekvetcher said...and also
you need to chill out a little i think you really enjoy it but are afraid to let go. in any other than heimishe atmosphere this goes on and it is normal. you are tooo uptight.
June 04, 2008 12:03 PM
Hey Kvetcher, You got some serious problems saying this to a frum married women. Just because you don't give a darn about HASHEM and his mitzvos and the issur to protect oneself against an ervah doesn't mean there aren't other people that do care and are disgusted by inappropriate interaction between married women and men that aren't their husbands. You are considered a rosho by your comments and one who causes others to sin as well, and disregards the mitzvos. I pity your soul when you get up to heaven
I feel for your boss. Try to understand his point of view. He buys a business and tries to be nice to the girls and the more he tries, the more they get upset. He is confused and unsure as to why the air is so tense. Why are they so upset at me? So he tries even harder.
I don't know anything about your marriage, but I can tell you this. If you don't learn the skill of communicating and talking over things before they go out of control, your marriage won't last for too long.
Communication is the key.
- OnTheMainLine notes that Hagahot notes the forged Yerushalmi Kodshim is online at JNUL.