Friday, October 10, 2008

SHABBOS SHUVA DRASHA (a little late review)

It came shabbos shuva and I had absolutely no idea where I would go or even if I would go to a drasha. Then it came around 4:30 and and after much thought, I decided to go to R'Goldwasser's Shiur. I got in and then they started saying tehillim, which I thought was a great idea catching everyone at the moment. He had a great Shmooz he even cracked a few good jokes. He went from the topic of forgiving people (obviously) to we have to help everyone in the community to everyone should be a shadchan in these hard times. In fact it was a great Shmooz I didn't tune out for a second. There was only one subject I didn't agree on. Texting.

Yes he went on about texting well not just texting all electronic items and how you should be less dependent on them since they bring in the yetzer hara (which I agree on). But he mainly stuck to texting. He brought a point the Babysitter had said "People feel like they aren't talking to someone so they also feel they can say/write whatever they want". He gave proof to this with an example of someone texting one hundred texts on Shabbos. I don't agree to this since sending letters or emails is exactly the same. Wait, on emails he did say there was a problem. Even without the point of emails writing in general takes the cake. So sorry R'goldwasser cant say I agree.

I still liked the shiur and it left me on a higher note than when I came in. For all you who didn't go to his Drasha you missed something good. Next year I may choose him again.

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The Babysitter said...

I was gonna go to R' Goldwasser's shiur, but I couldn't be in 2 places at once.

He really is great, I had the zechus to have him as a teacher once a week for a whole year!

I didn't hear that aspect of being Mechalal Shabbos through texting, that is crazy, but in a way to back him up, I'll say that the reason why someone would text on shabbos and not write a letter or e-mail is because texting is so much easier and doesn't take as long so people would do that quicker before they would write a letter or e-mail.

But also what I find interesting about him is that he seems more the open type and everything. But then he will take on some of the Rabbi's opinions which surprise me. Like he wouldn't say the word "college" he called it an institution, in other words that he didn't promote college. But yet he didn't look down on those that went. I guess that part of being a Rabbi he felt he had to project the same values as the other Rabbi's. Also, I remember him speaking about the Jewish press one time. He said he writes in it, but he doesn't necessarily endorse the rest of the paper.

Mikeinmidwood said...

So he seems to like college bound people eh. Good for him and finally someone who knows we need to work.

The Babysitter said...

MikeInMidwood: I forgot to say Thanx for the link. (although it's a broken link)

He may like college bound people, but he wouldn't say the word college, as if its a bad word.

The Babysitter said...

oops, I didn't subscribe to the follow up comments before.

B S A said...

i was also at the r'goldwasser speech i was sitting all the way in the front of the middle row like three rows behind the men. where were you mike?

Anonymous said...

oooh, you went to a drasha and your telling everybody about it i bet you 50 percent of the people on yor site were by this speech give up the garbage man leave your site and dont come back

your friend,

Mikeinmidwood said...

B s a

If you would really like to know I was standing on the side.

b s a said...

by the doorway?

Mikeinmidwood said...

Yeah but not in the door way, on the side.