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Re: hello everybody! 26 Feb 2012 21:33 #133756

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TehillimZugger wrote on 26 Feb 2012 19:21:


I spent Shabbos at the home of my wonderful new friend Rabbi Elazar Ben Durdaya [who is[i] indeed[/i] a "Choshuve Chassidishe Yungerman"]




Oooo what a name dropper!
The Blind Beggar is a character in Rebbe Nachman's story of the Seven Beggars.
If I view a woman as an object, I am powerless over lust, but I don't have to look.
I can guard my eyes.
I want to guard my eyes.
I do guard my eyes.
Why do I say these four lines?
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Re: hello everybody! 27 Feb 2012 22:28 #133839

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מי יתן לי אבר כיונה אעופה....

Sometimes life is like tuna with not enough mayonaise
~Inna beshem ZS

Give, Forgive
~Cordnoy

The reason I'm acting as if I'm pregnant, is because I'm expecting. I should be accepting.
~TZ
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Re: hello everybody! 28 Feb 2012 11:35 #133859

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ZemirosShabbos wrote on 27 Feb 2012 22:28:

מי יתן לי אבר כיונה אעופה....

one of my favorite verses in tanach [after [url=http://www.guardyoureyes.org/forum/index.php?topic=2893.msg133245#msg133245]this[/url]], the reason being that it's one of the only places in King David's poetry where he uses "rhyme" besides for just "prose" and you killed that it should read.
?מי יתן לי אבר כיונה
!אעופה, אשכונה
?דער באשעפער לאווט מיך אייביג. וויפיל לאוו איך עהם
My Creator loves me at all times. How great is my love for him?
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Re: hello everybody! 29 Feb 2012 17:11 #133962

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Rav TZ,
can you help me with a question i have?
if i were to conjure an image of a mighty bird of flight, i would think of an albatross, eagle, raptor or something similar, not the rather humble dove. it like comparing a Piper Cub to an F-15...
Sometimes life is like tuna with not enough mayonaise
~Inna beshem ZS

Give, Forgive
~Cordnoy

The reason I'm acting as if I'm pregnant, is because I'm expecting. I should be accepting.
~TZ
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Re: hello everybody! 29 Feb 2012 17:59 #133972

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ZemirosShabbos wrote on 29 Feb 2012 17:11:

Rav TZ,
can you help me with a question i have?
if i were to conjure an image of a mighty bird of flight, i would think of an albatross, eagle, raptor or something similar, not the rather humble dove. it like comparing a Piper Cub to an F-15...

Dov would be rather delighted to be called humble. But seriously, who said anything about a mighty bird? A dove symbolizes purity, and knesses yisroel liyonah imsilah.
King David expresses in a wonderful poetic sense, the feeling of longing for home, a dove symbolizes a strong sense of home, and a strong sense of belonging within the jewish people, and that is what he was looking for, as the passuk goes on to say,

:אָחִישָׁה מִפְלָט לִי מֵרוּחַ סֹעָה, מִסָּעַר

This is as far as pshat, and poetry goes, but actually, the midrash asks your question:


בראשית רבה פרשת לך לך פרשה לט

ואומר מי יתן לי אבר כיונה אעופה ואשכונה, למה כיונה, ר' עזריה בשם רבי יודן אמר לפי שכל העופות בשעה שהם יגעים, הן נחין על גבי סלע או על גבי אילן אבל היונה הזו בשעה שהיא פורחת ויגיעה קופצת באחד מאגפיה ופורחת באחד מאגפיה,
?דער באשעפער לאווט מיך אייביג. וויפיל לאוו איך עהם
My Creator loves me at all times. How great is my love for him?
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Re: hello everybody! 29 Feb 2012 19:36 #133984

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rebbe, i still don't understand
in the pesukim preceding this one David Hamelech is scared. he wants to escape. not necessarily to go home, just to get away.
so why choose a weak bird as a mashal?
Sometimes life is like tuna with not enough mayonaise
~Inna beshem ZS

Give, Forgive
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The reason I'm acting as if I'm pregnant, is because I'm expecting. I should be accepting.
~TZ
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Re: hello everybody! 29 Feb 2012 19:45 #133985

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First Of All, King David rocks [that's for you blind beggar  ;)]!

"I don't know of any that do," Alice said very politely, feeling quite pleased to have got into a conversation.
"You don't know much," said the Duchess; "and that's a fact."

-Figurre the source out by yourself

Actually the Midrash answers that, the Yonah seems to have more power than all other birds, and strength to persevere in flight, so obviously it's not looks that count...
?דער באשעפער לאווט מיך אייביג. וויפיל לאוו איך עהם
My Creator loves me at all times. How great is my love for him?
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Re: hello everybody! 29 Feb 2012 20:52 #133987

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ok, gotcha
i did not understand the midrash the first time around. now that you 'splained it i do. mucho gracias.

so basically the dove is the Energizer bunny of the bird kingdom, it keeps going and going
Sometimes life is like tuna with not enough mayonaise
~Inna beshem ZS

Give, Forgive
~Cordnoy

The reason I'm acting as if I'm pregnant, is because I'm expecting. I should be accepting.
~TZ
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 09:05 #133998

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Finally! We got into a whole Tehillim discussion, I've been waiting for one since I joined. Also, please Zemmy, don't call me Rav or Rebbe, Numero Uno. You're almost old enough to be my pops  ;D! #2. I'm just a simple TehillimZugger....
And now for an


OFFICIAL POST:
Life's a mess.
No Chavrusa in the Morning
[I took a job editing a sefer, can be boring, no creativity involved even though some of the content is fascinating]
Half Chavrusa in the afternoon
No Chavrusa at night...

Hanging on....

I was supposed to do a First Step share on the phone Tuesday night, but it didn't work out, wanted to do one yesterday but the weather was bad, and I can't speak indoors, weather is terrible today too--
that's all the news that's fit to print... gotta go work on that sefer.
?דער באשעפער לאווט מיך אייביג. וויפיל לאוו איך עהם
My Creator loves me at all times. How great is my love for him?
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 16:28 #134015

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TehillimZugger wrote on 01 Mar 2012 09:05:

I'm just a simple TehillimZugger....

really?
TehillimZugger wrote on 01 Mar 2012 10:10:

yes, I know most of Matisyahu baal peh, and most of lewis carroll's writings, and some tehillim, and several other random hebrew books i won't publicize...


kol hakavod on the step work!
Sometimes life is like tuna with not enough mayonaise
~Inna beshem ZS

Give, Forgive
~Cordnoy

The reason I'm acting as if I'm pregnant, is because I'm expecting. I should be accepting.
~TZ
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 16:32 #134017

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[exasperated] does anybody besides zemmy even read this?!?!?!?!?!?!? 
?דער באשעפער לאווט מיך אייביג. וויפיל לאוו איך עהם
My Creator loves me at all times. How great is my love for him?
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 17:31 #134028

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TehillimZugger wrote on 01 Mar 2012 16:32:

[exasperated] does anybody besides zemmy even read this?!?!?!?!?!?!? 

Seems so ;D.
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 17:58 #134031

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i just read it again.
does that help?
Sometimes life is like tuna with not enough mayonaise
~Inna beshem ZS

Give, Forgive
~Cordnoy

The reason I'm acting as if I'm pregnant, is because I'm expecting. I should be accepting.
~TZ
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 18:04 #134032

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see gibbor?
it's just the three of us [and some others]
?דער באשעפער לאווט מיך אייביג. וויפיל לאוו איך עהם
My Creator loves me at all times. How great is my love for him?
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Re: hello everybody! 01 Mar 2012 18:22 #134033

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I hope you have more important goals than having people read your thread.  It will not make you healthly, wealthy, or wise .
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