Solely In Black and White: Live Your Life

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Live Your Life


4 comments:

  1. This is like ALL of Facebook's bumper stickers in one. Lots of great stuff here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Thank you, I needed to hear that :) actually ties in to my new post....

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  3. You do realize, of course, that many of these ideas are anti-Judaism, if not outright Halachically wrong. For example - "Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people" - ummm, no... we are supposed to stay far, far away from people who dont keep Halacha, and other "bad" influences, dont forget the Chasam Sofer's classic mantra - "Chodosh Usser Min Hatorah". EVERYTHING we need is already in the Torah - "hofach bah vhofach bah dkoolah bah", no need to learn new things from other sources.

    Next - "Start doing things you love" - once again, WRONG! One should learn Torah and do Mitzvahs even if you dont love them - "Mitoch Shlo Lishmah Bah Lishmah" - and many things we might "LOVE" to do are spiritually exceedingly dangerous.

    Next - "Stop over analyzing, Life is simple". Again, "NO!" - we are taught that life is an unending fight for self-perfection, to always analyze our life with Cheshbon Hanefesh - "Lo Alecha Hamlacha Ligmor, Vlo Ato Ben Chorin Libotel Mimenoh"

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  4. Chaynobady, I don’t think the creators of this sign intended for it be taken so literal. But let’s ignore that for a second.

    You do realize that every single argument that you make can be easily reversed based on context, right?

    “Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people" Really? Because our fractional Jewish society isn’t applicable to this message and we shouldn’t open our minds, arms, and hearts to our “different” Jewish brethren. I think not. “K'ish Echad, B'lev Echad”

    "Start doing things you love." Because there is no purpose in doing a Mitzvah with joy?! Who says that epithet can't be referring to or applicable to Mitzvahs? “Ivdu es hashem b'simcha.”

    "Stop over analyzing, Life is simple" So wrong. For example, I think Hillel would disagree with your conclusion. “Ahavas Yisrael” or “v'ahavta l'reacha kamocha.” Seems simple enough…

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