Monday, July 20, 2009

What it Means to be a Proud Jew

If you notice on my sidebar in the “About Me” section of this blog, I wrote “I am a proud Jew”. Now what does that mean? I went to a shiur by R’ Dishon a few weeks ago and he spoke about this topic.

Every single Jew that’s alive makes up a part of Hashem’s name Yud-Kay-Vav-Kay. Now when someone is niftar, there is a gap in the name, a part of the name is missing. So the niftar’s children say Kadish for him. Now what is Kadish? I would of imagined it would say something about death, and passing on. But it doesn’t mention death once. What is it all about? it’s all about Hashem. This is because, since there is a gap in Hashem’s name from the person who was niftar, by saying Kadish a person is saying there’s a Hashem, and that makes up for the gap that is missing, so that Hashem’s name can be complete again.

Since each person is part of Hashem’s name, each house has the Shchina in it, and each house is a Mishkan for Hashem. Now that is why it is important for the house to have kedusha in it, so that the Shchina can rest there, and you can receive brachos. It is the Wife’s job to make sure the house has kedusha in it.

Now, to combine 2 shiurim in one. R’ Veiner spoke about “Family Security”. Which was about the internet. He said if you have internet you should get filters and a reporting system. He would be available for anyone, if they have no one else to feel uncomfortable towards.

Since a house is a Mikdash Miat and a place for the Shchina, we don’t want to kick the Shchina out by having tumah in the house. Now Tumah doesn’t mean the internet, but rather what shockingly lots of men are using the internet for. Please be righteous, and use a filter and reporting system, if you can’t trust yourself. Here’s a list that R’ Veiner gave out.

The important thing to remember, is that even if you had made a mistake and done a bad thing before, don’t let the yetzer hora get you down by making you depressed that your a bad person. Hashem gave us Yom Kippur so that we can start over fresh, it’s an amazing thing. So we just have to improve ourselves, and move forward without looking back. We can be good and strive higher even if we have made mistakes in the past.


Moshe said...

I'd avoid using any Jewish service as they tend to block anything and everything including youtube, facebook, myspace, torrent sites, etc.

Netnanny's pretty popular. cnet probably has reviews and they definitely have all of the trial downloads.

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

His e-mail address is

If you right click the image and view it in a new tab you should see it all bigger. Or just click here

If you still can't see it clearly then I can e-mail you a copy.

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

That's true, that's what Teshuva Gemurah is, when you know you made a mistake, you regret it, and take on not to make that mistake again.

That's true, I've made a post it called "a dost of spirituality" where if I find good spiritual stuff then I can keep track of it.

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

This is strange, because before I couldn't see this comment, but I saw LVNSM's, now I can't see hers, but I see yours.

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

now I see both, fixed.

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josh said...

Thank you.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your welcome!

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Auror said...

When I was younger and my dad put parental controls on my account, I remember I couldn't listen to clips from the mostlymusic website- blocked for the questionable lyrics lol because it didn't recognize the hebrew

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Ahh that's annoying when it blocks too much. But that is funny that it was because of the Hebrew.

I would assume the programs listed here, like Eblaster are more sophisticated with lots of configurations, so that it wouldn't block something with Hebrew.

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Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I'll try my best to explain.

Basically Jews believe in a G-d. Where in the future a temple will be rebuilt. But till then, till the Jews are worthy of it, we are here, where we have our own houses. However, G-d rests his presence in Jewish homes if they are fitting. However, if there are impure things in the house, example: if the husband is looking at immodest pictures of women, then G-d's presence can not rest in the house. God's presence in a house brings blessings, and without His presence the blessings can go away.

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Dr. Michael D. Evans said...

I certainly agree that God stays in a home that abides in his ways. Be it Jewish or not.

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