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Addendum 2 Today we r encouraged to recite psalm 22 seven times. I started early this morning and I'm just about to recite my seventh. I think my previous posts were me searching for where do I put my geographic loyalty : USA or Israel -- both countries have large Jewish populations yet the future is totally uncertain in the USA and in Israel the challenge seems to be the impact of living in a Jewish country amongst large numbers of Jews who "are not shomer mitzvot" . So while I'm internalizing psalm 22 it becomes completely obvious life is really challenging and Hashem for sure is merciful and I'm going to keep praying for the opportunity to have the courage to take the leap of faith and relocate to to Israel based on a foundation of emuna rather than fear. All the best!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on Hashem's Mercy at Lazer Beams
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Addendum -if I agree with the blog and accept Hashem is showing mercy by imprisoning yonaton Ben Malka , shalom mordechai ha Levi Ben Rivka , Wendy Runge to name a few members of our nation then how is it merciful for us a nation to just chill an go on with our lives and write it off to gam zu l'tova ? Emuna? Doesn't make sense . How does anyone know what Hashem wants from us a nation? ~I'm mixed up today wondering what my personal mission is~ All the best
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on Hashem's Mercy at Lazer Beams
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Shalom everyone:) Thnx for keeping up the blog with educational and practical suggestions. I personally have hit a wall / ceiling in my yiddishkeit. The "facts" in the post are correct yet that approach feels so stark , cold and pretty much unrealistic to accept and be happy about embracing life on that level. I think it's essential to have fun intellectually , spiritually and emotionally and I see alot of burn out in observant brothers and sisters and all of a sudden I am in that group as well. Accepting the "facts" as stated above is like saying u as a Jew/ jewess don't have a right to be human and have feelings or the physiological effects from life's circumstances. Then add on all the restrictions and elimination of pretty much everything other than what's approved by the rabbis and I am left with only davening and stagnation from not being able to do anything enjoyable. This of course is only my perspective as a woman who really enjoys life and feels so frustrated jewishly at the moment. Freilickin Purim everyone :)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on Hashem's Mercy at Lazer Beams
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Shalom :) Interesting piece:) 1) 4 sure speaking with hashem is beneficial:) 2) true love either with humans or hashem requires COMMITMENT which helps us transform from being takers and receiver into givers which becomes a spiritual experience; yet with humans, they have the option of bailing out of the relationship with their fellows as well as with hashem ,cv, so cultivating a relationship with hashem is essential since he is committed without a doubt . On a lighter note, I heard/ learned from R. Kin on an audio shiur in the context of marriage the following: The 25th anniversary = sober The 50th " = gold And The 75th " = diamond Wow:) doesn't the above put marriage in perspective:) .... Got you thinking, right? .... Food for thought for all you married folks :)!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2012 on True Love at Lazer Beams
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GM / afternoon/ good Chodesh, erev shabbos and happy Chanukah :) Thnx alot for the shiur and with all due respect The Alther Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi was alive, at least for most of the Nepolianic War. I think I've learned that the Alter Rebbe was on the run from Nepolean. I wish the Alter Rebbe would have made it on ur list as one of the greatest Tzadikim of that time ( that little written acknowledgment doesn't represent the Alter Rebbe's greatness!) and I just wouldn't feel right not mentioning this especially after having heard the shiur. Kol Tuv
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2012 on Night Before Day at Lazer Beams
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Shalom & greetings y'all:) "night before day" catchy title. I haven't listened yet; yet, I just returned from mitzoiem . I was at the "special" home for the blind(yes blind) and visually impaired. I brought a menorah, dreidels, cookies and gelt(chocolate). BH my heart was so happy there. They are so spiritual, creative and genuine. Blind/ menorah lights are obvious opposites . How could I have the heart to light a menorah that only I could see? 1) ask hashem for help and inspiration. 2) dvar Torah which came out as you guys are menorahs and your light shines so bright and thank you for having me hear to share a piece of chanuka with you. So how could we bond, what activity could we do together? We said the brachot; they sang(beautiful voices!) and spoke words of Torah. I'd say this was my experience of the dark before light. They invited me back. I found light in what I feel has been complete darkness:) Looking forward to hearing the shiur:) Thnku R. Brody for your dedication !
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2012 on Night Before Day at Lazer Beams
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Gud voch, freilichkin Chanukah, Thnku and yasher Koach :):):)! May everyone always go from strength to strength, amen!
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2012 on Mattatyahu's Courage at Lazer Beams
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...such a beautiful photo, thnx:)! Encouraging lesson also, thnx:)! Spiritual calestetics stabilize our core for sure; yet, we often overlook our core when "everything seems to be going well" from the lense of if it's not broken don't fix it; but, in spirituality we learn to invest in our core so that we will be solid, strong, genuinely happy and prepared to cope when challenges arise. I recall learning in parsha vyeitzei that the area of Yaakov's body that was wounded corresponds with hod which is (I'm simplifying) related to being able to express jewish self-esteem which seems to be one of our biggest challenges as individuals, as well as, a nation to rectify. The rectification of that would is being able to say truths such as: Israel is g-d's gift to the Jewish people and it's not theirs to give away; I'm shomer mitzvot with confidence ; I am not shaking hands cause I'm learning/ I am a modest jewess; etc. Hatzlacha rabba to klal yisrael in all our endeavors:) Shalom and blessings:)
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2012 on The Blessing of Isolation at Lazer Beams
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Baruch dyan ha emes One of my thoughts from the first clip is .....comments , make some suggestions? Then the strongest and most accurate impression I'm experiencing is: THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING:( ....at the end of Torah reading on Shabbos we say a prayer (av ha rachamim) which (im shortening the prayer up a bit) includes a request to hashem to remember with mercy the holy communitites who gave their lives for the sanctification of the divine name...... May our G-d remember them with favor together with the other righteous of the world, and avenge the spilled blood of his servants, as it is written in the Torah of Moses....the prayer is a bit longer and is accessible for anyone who cares to learn it in depth .... Reciting it feels like I'm acknowledging the harsh realities of history as well as present day victims and at the same time bolstering up my bitachon (trust) in hashem ... May their holy neshamot be in a safe place now and may we not give up committnent to G-d Kol Tuv
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2012 on The Holocaust Archives, Part 2 at Lazer Beams
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Thnx:) BH the clip is representative of a nation that's ken ahora growing, contributing, has variety , commitment , significance and certainty that hashem desires their devotion to fulfill his will. Thnx again, it's a privledge to be part of the Jewish people - mamash a living miracle!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2012 on Yaacov Shwekey: Lo Yaavod at Lazer Beams
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...smiling I am....this illustration/ comic is really classy! Hahaha:)! I'm not sure which one is my favorite yet - I'm vacillating between superman (although I'm a woman, I can identify with the superhero virtues I've bequeathed from yiddishkeit) and the smilely "guy" on the beach! Thnku!
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...THNKU!!!....
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2012 on The Sounds of Geula at Lazer Beams
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:)!:)!:)!:)! ...R. Brody, Thnku so much! Jewish "soft " rap, how creative:)! You have received the "music Emmy "! Really nice, Thnku for ur dedication to yiddishkeit and all of Israel!
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Shalom everyone:) I had the good mazal to be hired as a driver to accompany a group of graduates on the class trip and they introduced me to their iPad music and one of the songs may be titled "you got to give it all you got" by 8th day and I had in mind to post a comment in the previous "perseverance post however this song suits both posts:)! I suggest making the song a must to hear. Kids are definately our teachers :)! BH for taking on hisbodedut before kids wake up:)!!! The rest of the day is just happiness and details:)!
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2012 on Demands from your Children at Lazer Beams
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Thnx for the encouragement. I really needed to be reminded:)! Thnku
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2012 on Winners and Losers at Lazer Beams
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...very thoughtful of u R. Brody to share especially for those of us who do not travel much:) Thnku:) •first impression and its my opinion, Looks like a sad, prickly kind of place affected by war devoid of kedushah-although these days, even in the most picturesque/scenic parts of chicago seem to be missing the kedusha . For example, walking into beautiful vintage buildings in Chicago aren't so appealing without mezuzah's. In other words, and I'm oversimplifying, in Kohelet, he describes the best-of-the-best and then continues with the- best-of-the-best isn't great nor is it the point of our existence, for ultimately when all is known: fear G-d and observe his commandments, for this is the whole purpose of man. As a side note, I hope the buildings and abodes in Israel all have mezuzah's which definately establish kedushah in the environments in which they are found:) The bridge reminded me of R. Nachman's wise words which I think are "life is a narrow bridge that one must cross so have no fear". That was really a nice shot and the bridge looks very long and narrow:)!
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2012 on A Taste of the Far East at Lazer Beams
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Shavua tov:) ... I could view video/ shiur/ message from my iPhone and I'm sure the video is inspiring and iyh the library opens tomorrow and I will have iyh a chance then to view. ... On may 31, one of my sons, BH, the first one in our family of six to have this opportunity, except for my exhusband, left Chicago for Israel with his class on a ten day trip and I am hoping when he returns he will have developed a kesher/ connection with Israel that will put at ease any fears he may have developed from hearing about Israel from media as well as the scare of not being able to sustain there w/ out basically being well- off financially prior to immigrating; and iyh he will be encouraged as well as encourage our family to keep on praying for the opportunity for us to make alyiah,iyh:) amen, if this is Hashem's will for us now:) Be well:)
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2012 on Emuna Land at Lazer Beams
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Gutt Chosesh :) Thnx for pics- what a treat! Very thoughtful:) ....Israel is still a euphoric dream for me.... It's gorgeous enjoy!
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2012 on Rosh Chodesh Iyar at Lazer Beams
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Thnku! How very special! He was so adel:) such beautiful words of chizuk! What a holy, holy man ... Thnku lazer beams for sharing! Kul tuv, shabbat shalom and gutten Chosesh everyone....
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Addendum to my previous post: I reviewed video and didn't see any dancing grass, wishful thinking. Message still good. I am happy for people who can reach this level. I still get jealous of people who see no faults. I think it's because I'm still not 100% sure Hashem wants me and I am not sure what it looks like to trust him 100% of the time. All I know for sure at this time is that everything we go through has a lesson in it. The important piece to have in mind is that the lesson doesn't always feel happy, happy while we are being taught it. Oh I have so much to write about but this is not my blog so I'll keep it brief and conclude with a Thnku to lazer beams for the opportunity to comment.
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Adraba at Lazer Beams
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Good message, thnx so much. Israel: I want to walk through that field in that grass that dances like waves, iyh, still praying for that opportunity. Thnx again :)
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Adraba at Lazer Beams
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Baruch dyain ha emes Life is so painful. With Torah and mitzvot it eases the intensity of life's challenges (writing for myself) One of the exemplary characteristics of a Rav gadol that I see is their ability to see the beauty of life on this earth as well as their commitment to Hashem 's Torah and mitzvot. Rabbeinu gadolim are very in the now. Maybe that's why they accomplish so much. They are very action orientated 24/7/365. Thnx for posting photo. This Rav gadol looked very pleased with life. I hope he didn't suffer in the hospital. So now it's our job to march on carry the message of Hashem's will iyh. Kol tuv everyone...
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zatza'l at Lazer Beams
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Wow:) just what I needed to here! ....these are a few of my favorite things....HA! So encouraging Thnku !
Toggle Commented Feb 29, 2012 on Aliya: All on the Table at Lazer Beams
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Hi- ya "Facebook profile" it's puah yiska replying to your post in which you addressed me- thanku- I think ur response addresses JS's post. My question assessed the appearance if the keverim being above ground. My daughter bli ayin hara, asked her wonderful teacher the question today and she learned that the appearance of the keverim being above ground is just that, an appearance, a large mount.
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Thnx! Wow! Really special! Curious, what's the spiritual reason they are above ground?
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