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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quickly Starting More Mitzvot

B"H, we safely finished Yom Kippur.  I didn't notice anyone fainting in our synagogue.  The dovening was wonderful, inspiring.

I took a walk after eating and saw lots of families busy working on building their succot.  Other neighbors were buying their "4 species" for the Succot holiday.  After repenting last year's sins we want to start filling our slates with mitzvot, good deeds.

Have a safe, healthy and wonderful year.

8 comments:

Shy Guy said...

When building Succot, everyone please take into consideration that there are neighbors who have children who go to sleep early, as well as parents themselves who call it a day at a reasonable hour.

This has been a public service message. Thank you. :)

Keli Ata said...

Ahhhh Shy has nosy neighbors or is a nosy neighbor jk

Keli Ata said...

oops. typo.

noisy

Batya said...

Yes, Shy, good point. This year there's really no excuse to work banging the succah together so late. There are weekdays only between Yom Kippur and Succot.

Shy Guy said...

Keli, yes, we have had noisy neighbors for decades. We live in a very religious neighborhood and some people never give a thought about using power tools or hammering nails into 2 by 4s outside after midnight.

Batya, the halachic concept of Gezel Sheina (depriving someone of sleep) does not differentiate between years when Yom Kippur falls out on Shabbat or a weekday.

Batya said...

Shy, of course, but excuses are excuses. Maybe prepare a Halacha page about the issue and post it, like the chareidim do.

Shy Guy said...

Written halachic discourse

Audio halachic discourse

For me, the bottom line of both discourses is obvious:

"I was told that Rav Chaim Kanievsky says it is assur m'din v'ahavata l'reiacha komocha."

Batya said...

Yes, there are a lot of examples for that halacha.