The Hasids are incredulously finding common ground in dating practices with the random Mormon customers… We really need our own sitcom or at least a reality show stat. This is golden.
"Who better to pick a spouse than the child’s parents?" -Random Mormon
How We Suffer - Rabbi Yehudah Prero
Sometimes it happens to us.. And sometimes we do it to others As we all know, the main theme of Tisha B’Av is the fact that our Holy Temple— our source of inspiration, spiritual fulfillment, and vision— is destroyed.
All a Jew needed to do to reconnect to a living Presence of G-d Almighty, in the old days, was to trek up the mountain to the Beis HaMikdosh in Jerusalem. And there he’d catch sight of the holy processional of the Cohanim and the Levim in all their splendor; take a deep, deep whiff of the incense burning; listen closely to the music. That’s all a Jew had to do to reignite his or Jewish heart.
But now we have to fend for ourselves to fill that gap. We certainly have our holy Torah and our teachers, our inspiring memories, as well as visions of a Jewish future awash with regained holiness and purity. But it’s hard— very hard.
In fact, we’re like kids suddenly and tragically orphaned (G-d forbid), who must unexpectedly fight our own battles, explain things to ourselves, and mourn for the dead at one and the same time…
See link for full article. It really ‘brings home’ the feelings of suffering and losing the Beis hamikdosh in a relatable and real way. Sometimes you read something like “I hear it..”. This was one of those for me so I’d say worth the full read.
I have two prayers for this Tisha B’Av season: May G-d, the Ribbono Shel Olam, inspire us this year to not only mourn for our own losses, but to be there for others in their pain and sorrow.
And may we never know of loss again.
sarahraizel said: $1.50 for kosher marshmallows?? I'm jealous. Out of curiosity, how much are cholov Yisrael cheese slices (think the American Kraft style I guess? The processed ones). It's about $20 for a pack where I am, and the price kills me every time.
Okay they are on sale a bit ATM but yes I found them the other day for $1.50. Usually $2.50 area. Honestly I don’t buy American Cheese but I’ll look next time I’m in the store… Everything is still expensive compared to nonkosher food, but generally speaking it’s super cheap here compared to out of town.