Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sukkos in New York

I have reservations (tarti mashma) for a flight to New York for Sukkos; Ke'ein taduru does not, in this case, include internet access. I will miss being under the microscope, and I hope to restart our dialogue as soon as I get back here.


  1. AS the Baal Hablog is Unable i will fill in for him with a story I am not as Highly qualified as The BAAL HABLOG BUT WHY NOT
    1) The Griz was Around Chassidim and one of them stole his Mirror from his Tefillin because it says in The Teshuvos Divrie Chaim who ever has one is a Boor(: uneducated person) The GRIZ told the Chassid he wanted his Mirror and he will prove that even the Divrie Chaim would agree with him. He quoted this story: The Divrie Chaim was sitting in the Sukkah and it started to rain and he continued eating in the Sukkah, it came time to sleep and he was going to do that in the Sukkah to so finally one of the Chassidim asks him How is it you are going to sleeping the Sukkah does it not say a person who sleeps in the Sukkah when it rains is a HEDYIT(:a simpleton) so the Divrie Chaim answered let me be a HEDYIT as long as I am sitting in the Shade of the Shechina says the same for me let me be a Boor as long as I know I have Placed my tefillin correctly.
    2) The Netziv being the Ohav Eretz Yisroel he was on a Shemittah Year had an Esrog from Eretz Yisroel which he made the Bracha on, he told Reb Chaim Brisker about Reb Chaim said He was unsure if it was the Proper thing to make a Bracha on such an Esrog in A Shemittah Year (like this One) [This was Pre OTZER BEIS DIN I believe] It is said that the Netziv came to his door at 4 AM and told him he could Prove he was correct in making the Bracha on the Shemittah Esrog so the Brisker Rov told wait I have yet to Make Birchas Hatorah Yet to which the Netziv said how Unfortunate it is that you will be the Leader of the Next generation and at 4 AM you have yet to make A Birchas Hatorah
    (If anyone knows today what the Brisker's use for Esrogim I would highly appreciate it)
    3)And now a Simcha s torah story its funny and sad at the same time but there is something to learn from Sipurie Tzaddikim so I will give it over The Noda B'Yehuda once had a Chassid come to his shul and By CHOSSON TORAH so that the Noda B'Yehuda not get it as he was outspoken against them. After the Noda B'Yehuda said to the crowd don’t worry it is the Minhag by the Chassidim that the Chosson does not know the Kallah (the first two stories are from Tallile Oros the last I heard from a rav in shul)

  2. I got another one for Simchas Torah The Brisker Rov saw an Am Haaretz Dancing heartily at Simchas Torah and asked him why he was dancing so if had nothing to do with the Torah. He answered on Yom Kippur I Klopped "AL CHAIT" on Avieros I never did because we are asking Mechilla for Klal Yisroel if so on Simchas Torah I can Celebrate for all of Klal Yisroel!!! The Brisker Rav was impressed with the answer.

  3. I will add two Breishis questions which hopefully the Baal Hablog will answer or anyone else would answer I would appreciate it.
    1)It says KI TOIV,but why not by the creation of man?
    2)Why does it say KI TOIV by the seperation Between Light and Dark if seperation is bad?
    3)It says that a Tzaddik is never Nichshal a food that is Assur if so why did Adam eat from the Eitz Hadas?

  4. Sukkos has come and gone. Parshas Beraishis has passed without a post and Noach is quickly approaching.