last update: Friday, May 01, 2015 11:29:59 AM
The project culminating in this website Is a 3 pronged synopsis which includes , everyone, only the family and finally only the individual.
The second one, www.harrygruen.info, related to the family.
This one, www.newwwiii.info relates to the individual AND WELCOME PAGE.
This site is dedicated to a different form of WWIII. It involves character
improvements (aka spirituality) rather than war. A paradigm shift in thinking,
mind and heart.
This site is aptly called "new wwiii".
Of course it entails adherence to the Bible (Torah). By focusing on G-d we negate ourselves, to the extent humanly possible, and thereby accruing maximum improvement.
THE MISSION - click on hyperlinks
Help yourself and help others. Be good to yourself and to others. Say the right things to the right people. Click 5 links below for methods of improving.
|TO NEED OR TO BE NEEDED||PERFECTION||QUOTABLES|
MIND OVER MATTER
another chancE - SECULAR CAUSES
and doing it righT - JEWISH CAUSES!
Here are 2 methods:
1. Mind over matter - to see every thing as being perfect already and no need for improvement.
2, Expect and demand from each other at least 1 improvement a month or any other interval. Such as an email a month to relate to each other each of uss' accomplishments. This can apply to the children also. Even of friends' kids.
Before Has-hem can make tikun olam - as we say in oleinu several times a day, there is allot that we must do.
We must do our part, mind and/or body.
Keep the faith, of vider zein and lehitraot.
Have a great Shabbos, all.
1. To look at one's own faults rather than at other's.
It's interesting to listen to any media. You never hear, read or see anyone talking about their own faults. It's always, "someone else is responsible, etc."
It's much easier to point fingers, so it's a popular excuse.
Not only that, but when someone blames oneself, it sounds funny and ridiculous - no one does it and it resonates as as wrong!
So when trying to improve oneself, think about these ideas.
2. A specific danger is due to be mentioned: when too much musar is under taken, it can wreak havoc on the consciousness. So choose with care
3. Also, see R' Yisroel Salanter in his seifer or bekitzur on this link: 13 midos
4. And this link: 30 midos
5. Don't bite off more than you can chew.
6. Share your thoughts with us.
IN CASE ANYONE IS CURIOUS/INTERESTED
I realize you guys don't have time to do something like this or even read it but in the days of Twitter or Facebook it would be a human interest story some would enjoy. I know that Dubby and Shevi always ask me what I do. Maybe Bay also. So here goes:
11:21 AM 12/5/2011
A TYPICAL/SIMILAR MORNING
2:30 AM wake up and plan/prepare the day. Go out and observe the mist/fog/dew in the air, covering the cars. Marvel at the fact that it's erev-saying Tal Umotor (tonight).
3:45 AM go to Bais Hatalmud (BH) and meditate/daven Maariv. Was still part of Gruen Boby's yohrtzeit (Shabbos) and being a chiyuv felt a special inspiration.
4:40 AM return home but leave T&T in shule. Inserted a name tag I lettered in the bag.
5:45 AM leave again with bag of JCH stuff to change into when I go for a shower in the morning, usually. Also bring with me duct tape to paste the name tag into the talis bytel's plastic case. Go to Ishei Yisroel morning kolel and do a "1 hour before davening" preparation. Have a coffee but bad vibes and left to wait at the JCH for opening, at 7:00 AM to leave my stuff in my private locker.
6:30 AM got impatient waiting so left to BH to have another coffee and paste the label into the bag.
6:40 AM I got to Rabbi Stein's shule (Faltichan shtibel) and have a coffee and try the JCH again. Of course it's open and leave my stuff there. I go back home for some miscellaneous things and hurry back to BH to get there at 7:30 AM, in time for starting Shacharis.
7:45 AM I return to Ishei Yisroel to confirm my previous vibes and it turned out to be a false alarm. I have another coffee, stay for 45 minutes and head back to BH.
8:35 AM I see that they are still in the middle of davening so I return home at 8:50 AM.
9:06 AM I
place a call to Citibank regarding a dispute of $17.50 for a medicine (toe
ointment) I ordered on line on November 2, 2011. They respond that by December
23 (1 month) they will know the result. I tracked the order on line and I now
know that the shipping address was a mistake. I don't know how it happened.
Instead of 7609 21 Ave it read 7609 2' Ave and the medication was returned to
FLORENCE, KY on December 1. Why there I don't know. I called
healthWarehouse. com based in Ohio and were unresponsive. So I'll see on the
11:49 AM 12/5/2011
I improved as to how I put on my shoes. From my room to the bedroom > from my room to the couch arm rest. It saves time, waste and energy.
Also suggested it to Shevi in a recent phone call. She liked the idea and offered to expect me to report my improvements to her. How sweet!
We can do things by scheduling and/or by reacting to what life throws at us. But that's following followers. Rather do things by leading. Not to copy but originate.
However, not to the brink of obsession, though.
All the best, please Has-hem.
unify or unite the religions
2. perish evil, hate, etc
3. build Jewish temple
4. spread the belief in g-d throughout the world
5. spread goodwill, kindness, gentleness
6. abolish poverty
7. guarantee employment/income for everyone
8. demolish disease/provide healthcare for all
9. eliminate war, strife, death, etc
10. provide education for all
11. eliminate atheism/agnosticism/heresy
12. end natural catastrophes
13. Once one agrees with the vagaries of life, the goal of life shouldn't be money or winning but rather doing good. Which should be the true love.
14. Motivations and initiatives should be satisfaction in morality and ethics.
15. It should never be following another individual, grace, forgiveness, etc. but rather the self, what the self does.
16. Responsibility and conscious (conscience) should be the intentions.
17. Never be a title, such as Jew or otherwise. It should be what one does, ie. doing good.
18. Hold the rich, academia, religious and powerful responsible for woes of mankind, not only privilege, honor and avarice.
Love is not a state or a feeling. That is infatuation.
Love is doing good, whether it's to yourself or others.
Love is dealing civilly / with civility with each other.
The 2 problems of existentialism are:
1. We are born not through our own volition. This is an affront to our intelligence. All that we do and have is as a result of someone else's emdeavor, our parents.
2. We are inserted into a world that is not ours and behave as if we are the creators of our existences and possessions.
These 2 factors dictate that the concept of life is absurd. Everything we were taught to revere falls flat in the face of these 2 considerations.
FOOLS, the fault lies with the humans and the solution, if we are sentient human beings, is to stop reproducing!
Understanding all the while that the above is a cerebral thought. Emotionally, spiritually and psychologically though it is a non starter. It is a very strict view. It is germane only within the confines of those 2 principles.
At the end, at a certain point in time when true decency and ethics rule, the cerebral facets will become the operative.
Death! So, do not fret! It's just entering a different real.
G-d is too pure and good for death, which is evil and defiled, to result in treachery!
The rejection of death must be considered when reproducing offspring or when we agree to enter into existence, consciousness and awareness.
A gitte voch everyone.
Dubby, who religiously calls us every Friday, so zees, asks me what I did the past week?
In fact I used to ask mI mother Ol"Ha what my father Ol"Ha does all day now that he retired.
So, here attached is a synopsis of that. Maybe you also wonder but don't ask.
When people communicate, it's a healthy sign.
MOTZEI SHABBOS PARSHAS BO 8:22 PM 1/28/2012
Slept most of the Saturday.
4:50 PM was candle lighting.
5:50 Pm was Motzei.
5:40 PM left for J shule.
On the way Feivel Offman shouted"Chaim"1 He came across the street and in his sarcastic tone shook my hand and told me he davened maariv at Ohel moshe. I was entirely polite.
I continued on to the J and at the J I asked security, the goy and another persson, if the J stays open between now and 7:00 PM at which time activities start. They said it stays open continuous until 10:00 PM.
BACK TO CLICK ON TOPICS
At the J they were in the middle of Mariv. Reb Pollack greeted me and asked if I could come for Sunday Shachris because the Rabbi won't be there.I told her no. She asked if I was sure, I said yes!
Afterwards I over heard the Reb shnoozing with the tall, slim, black clothes man that at 6:45 AM in the morning they have a flight to go somewhere.
In my mind I thought that I will attend morning services in spite of the fact that I told the Reb, no.
After mariv I went in to the shule (it is in the Chinese music room, since the community room had a Russsian Red Army exhibition, so they used the music room for shule, like in the summer months when air conditioning is too cosltly for the much larger community room) and shmoozed with the Rab and mentioned that I heard that you are traveling tomorrow and we'll miss you for minyon. He said he was going to Florida to visit a sick person and will send a substitute to stand in for him - in contrast to the Reb saying that the minyon will be scarce.
Seems that the Reb and Rab are differing a phenomenon I suspected awhile back. Thinking it's some kind of guile, dishonesty or miscommunication.
The Rab also mentioned if we do kiddush levono in an attitude reminiscing that it's doubtful when is the right time. I know that it is celebrated 7 days into the month and was puzzled as to why he's raising the question? I retorted that Rosh Chodesh was Wednesday in contrast to the moled time which was Monday at 8 PM so it should be celebrated Tuesday. In fact, the Chinese are celebrating their new year which began Tuesday, also a lunar month. We know that the goyim use 12:00 AM as the change of day so by us Tuesday was erev Rosh Chodesh hence Rosh Chodesh for us being Wednesday.
BACK TO CLICK ON TOPICS
The question bothered me as to what misguidedness he was pulling.
I hurried over to Bais Hatalmud and did not observe the customary pamphlets kiddush levono.
I headed to Faltshen to check out a heating problem that Chaya brought up after she returned from Shule in the morning. She wanted us to lend the Reb our electric heater since the boiler broke down.
On the way I met Vigdor, B. Herskowitz and I believe Fromowitz and queried if Bais Hatalmud has those pamphlets. Fromowitz answered emphatically NO ABSOLUTELY NOT!! I hinted there is no reason to be emphatic when a simple no would do.
Then on the way I bumped into the elderly Hess. And asked him if one can celebrate moon blessing prior to 7 days. He retorted, "yes you may". Wondering why Rab Pollack made an issue about it. Or so I thought.
Upon entering the shule I did not feel particularly cold, as Chaya said, but hesitated to go up to them and investigate further since they were supposedly heading to Monsey that evening and not wanting to disturb their plans.
Be that as it may, I headed back to the J, maybe metting the Pollacks and clarifying the variou issues.
BACK TO CLICK ON TOPICS
On the way Phillip hollered "a gut voch" from across the street at which time I crossed and shmoozed face to face. He said that he was coming from Ohel Moshe and they had made kiddush levono and that they do it on day 3 of the lunar calendar.
Got to the J at 6:55 PM to meet the security personnel in order not to betray the schedule issue he previously answered me.
Finding nobody except some youngsters playing volley ball in the gym I used the rest room and balled up the towel paper I used for washing and simulated catching a ball to the youngsters signifying a nod of community participation. I don't think they took it that easy, though.
After a few attempts I left and headed home.
When I arrived in front of the house and before going up I thought of visiting Yitz and family who returned from Israel this past Friday and welcome them back.
I talked to ZShe and she told me it was alright to come however Mati goes to sleep at 8:00 PM but she would keep her up for me. Then she said that Ani was playing basketball tonight and would be home at 9:00 PM. It all seemed too complicated so I told ZShe I'll take a rain check. She said OK and would tell Yitz of my call.
I finally got home and recounted to Chaya my shenanigans. Uneventful!
I then decided to write down my evenings activities as followed.
9:12 PM 1/28/2012 - reviewed this text.
9:37 PM 1/28/2012 - finished reviewing.
Attached is the publication he does. He has a quote from a "Wise Man" every week in the "Hu Huyu Oimer" section. He felt this quote was noteworthy and would use it one week. He quotes the "Wise Man" by name when he knows who it is and they choose to be quoted.
I'm wondering how did he see my particular saying?
Look, I have no objection in him using it but he should check it out with his authorities, unless he is an authority. It could be a bit misleading if he is not acquainted with the person saying it.
To see things from both perspectives isn't easy. It could render the consideration unworkable. Like being stuck. And I can't say that it's even absolutely true. It may be better to see things from one's own perspective. Which is what ultimately we will do at the end. Because when you have 2 options, which one do you choose at the end? You still have your own side to protect. Ex: Palestinians' or Israelis' side? You cannot satisfy both in the present day conflict. So as a Yid you must consider only your side. Which is davke not to consider both sides.
So, if he still wants to use it, it's at his risk and responsibility. I can't be accountable for his use or misuse.
So quoting me is of no use. It also could be that another person said it already and could come to a lawsuit. I don't know. I do know that I didn't see this quote any place, but I did gather it from experience of many other teachings. So is it honestly and totally mine, I don't know?
If he thinks I want any of his credit, I do not. I suggest to use it as anonymous. If he knows who came up with it I don't mind. But the hamon am should know it, not really.
Use your judgments and discretions. And thanks for letting me clarify the issue.
Take care and let me know what transpired. A gitte in a gezinte voch.
It should be noted that the ANALYSIS OF SEEING THINGS BOTH WAYS was used in this analysis.
In hebrew 6:
אזיז , חרפא ,
בושה , חוצפה,
בזיון , גיבה.
Transliteration: Aziz, Cherpo, Busho, Chutzpah, Bizoyoin and Gyveh.
In English, 9: Pride, Superiority, Insolence, Disdain, Haughtiness, Loftiness, Hubris, Contempt, Aloofness.
,זה חכמתכם ובנתכם לעיני האמים, בשרירות לבכם, לא תתורו, ישר בעניו יעשה.
Does according to one's own heart, don't be swayed according to your hearts and eyes, according one's own righteousness. wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the nations.
מסית ומדיח, סורר ומורה
Planning, Scheduling, Tactics, Strategy, Exiting, Ending.
Success is when your children or the people you associate with are smarter and better than you yourself are.
A sure sign of maturity is when one can laugh at and critisize oneself.