Monday, October 31, 2005

The Aplogy

A sentence that I find meaningful; I wish I took it to heart.

Absence might make the heart grow fonder, but abstinence makes the mind grow stronger.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Silent Gratitude

Baruch Hashem. A few words that contain so much meaning. I may not always be able to convey my feelings of Jewish pride and gratitude to God in as many words as available to me in the world of language. Reading the words of others invoke inside of me thoughts, feelings and emotions that are undescribable. God's world is vast and deep. The ideas and concepts contained in his creation are so special that it is our obligation to thank him for creating the ability to appreciate them. God could have created a drab world where we all thought and looked identical. We could have been created as angles without free will or special talents. Words evade me. I am dumb-struck.

Friday, October 28, 2005


Adam's Rib

God creates Adam, and soon Adam is complaining that he's all alone in the Garden of Eden. So God says, "Okay, I'll make you a companion, a beautiful creature who'll cook and clean for you. It will be able to converse intelligently on any subject, and never ever complain or argue."

Adam says, "That sounds great."

God says, "The only thing is, it will cost you an arm and a leg."

Adam says, "That's expensive!! What can I get for a rib?"

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Noah's Ark

Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big
Don't listen to critics -- do what has to be done.
Build on high ground.
For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
Two heads are better than one.
Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails.
If you can't fight or flee -- float!
Take care of your animals as if they were the last ones on earth.
Don't forget that we're all in the same boat.
When the doo-doo gets really deep, don't sit there and complain -- shovel!!!
Stay below deck during the storm.
Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.
If you have to start over, have a friend by your side.
Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE are often a bigger threat than the storm outside.
Don't miss the boat.
No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Da'as Torah

There is a new book out by Daniel Eidensohn titled, The Jewish Source book: Daas Torah, it is worthwhile to read. It is a compilation of Theological topics with sources from Daas Torah. In the introduction he quotes how Rav Elyashiv gave permission to write such a source book as long as he did not add any of his own opinions. I would recommend it for anyone who wishes to grasp a deeper understanding and clarity of what Daas Torah is.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Post- Yom Kippur Musing

B"h, due to a certain special person, I have been working on my middos of Taivah. 'Nough said. I happened to to do this thing mentioned on Malka's (who seems to have disappeared) and it is a sentence which is really a motto of mine, and that I believe strongly in. I heard the thought on a tape from Rabbi Shimshon Pincus and it is something that my College teacher recently asked us to write an essay on. (Not exactly what he had in mind when he asked a specific question, but college professors hate anything Jewish, we all know that.)

Here are the rules:
.1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
My 5th sentence from my 23 post is:

Those child stories have perverted my mind beyond repair :( .

The Jewish People Forever

Sukkah Story

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Must see!

Must see Videos

Purim Play
The Search
The Rebbe

In time for Simchas Torah!
Skverrer Rebbe
Skverrer Rebbe 2

Hurt: "to write is to plumb the unfathomable depths of being. "Writing lies within the domain of mystery. "The space between any two words "is vaster than the space between Heaven and Hell. "To bridge it, you must close your eyes and leap. "A hasidic tradition tells us "that in the torah the white spaces, too, are God-given. -Eli Wiesel

Chag Sama'ach!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

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Building the Clouds of Glory

Gut Voch. It has been such a pleasant month. The Chagim have really set the mood to becoming more spiritually inclined and a feeling of optimism has decended on me. I am greatful to Hashem that he has sent me a light to guide me, to help me with my difficulties, to challenge me to grow, and that special person is very special to me. I have been seeing so many new Sefarim coming out and I yearn to read them all. Unfortunatally due to the lack of money, or Jewish libraries to borrow from, I am not getting up to date with all the new delectible books that are out there. They are printing them faster than I can get my hands on them.
B"h I am still "learning" (missing a few here and there, but what can I do, time flies) the Daf. They are up to Eruvin. It is mindboggling the amount of new "picture sefarim" that have come out. Where were they when I was younger and had the time to learn??! Even with them it is very complex, foreign and complicated concepts.
Which reminds me, I heard a frum mathematitian won the Nobel Peace Prize and used the "game theory" to explain a Mishna in Kesubos. What a Kiddush Hashem!
I also was zoche, after a prolonged setback, to send the Sefer Torah I was working on to Eretz Yisroel, at least it is there and being evaluated. Now all I need is the donor to cough up the $6,000 dollars he promised so the ball can get rolling!
I also bought my first pair of contact lens. Yay! Watch out girls, I am really handsome now! ("R"-if you are reading this, it is only a joke, I only have eyes for you).
Have a Chag Kasher Vesameach.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Happy- Go -Lucky

Why is it on Rosh Hashana the first thoughts of our prayers are directed to ask Hashem for money? "Please", we beg, "Just give us that high paying job so I can buy myself a pedicure, manicure, or new car. I will be forever greatful".
Which brings me to the question, which spouse is the cause for most of the financial problems in a marriage? Are the women the instigators or do the men, with their vices for fine wine and poker, bring upon the house a dark gloom?
Be what may, may God grant us this coming year HAPPINESS as well as the means to satisfy the tax collectors and the school tuition. Remember, as hard as it may be, to believe- that money isn't everything.

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Saturday, October 08, 2005


This shabbos was really a spiritual one. The Shabbos Teshuvah Drasha really echoed a taste of something that trancended the physical. Topics that were brought up dealt with proper parenting and a love for the truth. Romantic goals are imaginative and fake. Real love comes through hard work and trust. Yom Kippur is a time to return to Hashem and really desire to bring him into our lives. Have an easy fast.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Rosh Hashana 5766

Kesivah Vechasima Tovah.

May everyone have their wishes filled this coming year.