Monday, July 23, 2007

I was lookin' around at blogs and there was a question on blog about feeling on tisha b'av. I found to be a very deep question, its not really about crying or the minhag of what people do or dont on Tisha B'av but rather I think it's how well do you associate with the chorban with the loss of ours and the rest of the world, as the Succos korbanos in the Bais Hamikdash shielded the world from grief.

I commented( about the crying on Tisha b'av demand:

First time I cried on tisha b'av was when I was 12. I just finished reading a book on the chorban of WWII and like lots of well written books it really touched me.
Ever been to Israel, nearly every time I get to the kosel I cry, being there makes me feel like a child who misbehaved towards my Father who loves me greatly and, and I, I have forgotten the One who provides, I've been ungrateful for what I get, through no merit of my own.(sigh)

We are (stupid)silly shortsighted humans, But Hashem, please remember that You made us this way.

I'd like to add that if you havent been to the kosel or if you have, but have never felt....the sh'china or something, then you have my pity.

I've heard it from others too there is a overwhelming warm feeling there, like the emotion that comes with a hug after a long absence.

It's a poor description but it's the best I can do, If any knows what I'm talking about then help me out here.


Anonymous said...

nice post. i know that warm feeling. agav, the link doesnt work

Anonymous said...

you shouldn't call yourself "chasidish" call yourself "chazirish". the only difference between you and a chazer is that the chazer does the rotzoin Hasehm and you are an embarsment to Yidden. How can you write such a blog. I'm assuming you did teshuva since you havent written recently. The finalk step should be to delete this so no one else sees it.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh you attract mean comments.

Lvnsm27 said...

I would love to go to the kosel and feel that feeling.

great post

Jacob Da Jew said...

You're the chazur, Anon. Go F%^&&* a donkey or something.

Yingerman, the churban isn't about the holocaust.

yingerman said...

YES!! someone knows what im talking about!

Ok sure thanx, send me an email

Water off a ducks back, really, remember the 'sticks and stones will break my bones' song? It's true.

Not so hard as it appears. you just have to be open and honest.

Reb Jacob
Hey thanx but no need see comment for 'Lady'
If I may disagree, the holocaust has everything to do with Tisha b'av, its all 1 big long story. in fact WWII was a direct result of WWI, which no coincidence started on Tisha b'av. check your history my friend.
If you wanna more on this just ask.

Miriam said...

wow! why such harsh language, Anon? What was not right here? A post about the schechina?!

I just don't understand hate...

Bas~Melech said...

Frankly, I think it's unfair to expect to "feel" something holy just by being in the right places at the right times. Spirituality is something that has to be cultivated. Maybe I'll post about it one day... it's one of my pet topics :)

Anyway, nice post. But to those who haven't "felt the shechina," DON'T WORRY! It's perfectly normal and in fact most people who think they've felt the shechina are probably nowhere near that level. Keep learning and next time prepare yourself more in advance so you get into the feeling once you're there.

(side note to Jacob-- we mourn all the pain of exile together. Many of the kinos of tisha b'av are not about the churban itself. I think the Holocaust certainly falls into that category together with the "harugay malchus," "Tach vetat" etc)