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Recharging our batteries

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In all honestly, recharging our batteries. We have had a rough last
few months with a host of various families issues both happy and sad;
plus we have been focusing on our child since our summer has been more
or less an ability to be able to spend more time with our little
bundle of joy.

We were listening to a shiur on Yom Kippur concerning the incredible
amount of tzorus in the community (community as in klal yisroel/NY
Area) concerning mainly two things. 1) Sicknesses and 2) Shidduchim

Now, I am unsure of what to comment about sicknesses except that we
have noted with several people that it would appear that there isn’t
such a rise in sicknesses but in fact that people in this
technological age hear about more of them to add to the refuah lists
in shuls and also a fact that certain illnesses are no long tabu to
talk about in certain areas (such as cancer).

As for the other…we feel that the Rabbis pray, they say that things
should be different, but in the end the shidduch world hasn’t changed.
It is still being run and managed the same way it always has been, the
way that parents select their children’s potential still happens, boys
are still choosing the wrong qualities as are girls.

It saddens us that as we heard this shiur begging Hashem to help Klal
Yisroel overcome these issues that we have to hear about any practical
solutions among our gedolim. Nor that Klal Yisroel has yet to discuss
the issues such as child molestation, spouse abuse, criminals in our
schools, lack of proper education in our schools, lack of funding for
our schools, the AIDS issue in Boro Park, and a host of other vital
major issues ongoing in the communities.

So, we are recharged, we just hope that Brooklyn doesn’t cause our
batteries to run out too fast.


Written by frombrooklyn

September 25, 2007 at 1:13 PM

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Have an Easy Fast

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The purpose of the fast is not to be on your knees to beg for forgiveness, but it is in for a mourning that we are now reduced to pray to Hashem in this way. Yom Kippur is likened to Purim in Simcha and Rejoicing and only today we must fast to do what the Kohen HaGadol would do in the Bais HaMikdash.

We hope that everyone has a memoral fast and expect a nice long post Motzei Yom Tov

/Husband and Wife

Written by frombrooklyn

September 21, 2007 at 2:36 AM

Posted in From us