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May I humble recommend: Sefer Pele Yoetz, Perek S...

2017-05-14T16:20:41.063-04:00

May I humble recommend:
Sefer Pele Yoetz, Perek Segulah?

How a Reform Rabbi Became Orthodox (true story):

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-did-reform-rabbi-become-orthodox-jew.html



ultimately, what are the kavanos of those lighting...

2008-05-23T06:26:00.000-04:00

ultimately, what are the kavanos of those lighting the fire in Meiron?



very interesting idea.I've got to think about it.

2008-05-23T06:13:00.000-04:00

very interesting idea.
I've got to think about it.



We're talking about different Shimons who each exc...

2008-05-22T21:49:00.000-04:00

We're talking about different Shimons who each excelled in their own field: bar Yochai and bar Kosba (called bar Kochba, self-styled Nasi b'Yisrael). Which of the two is more associated with Jewish archers? Obviously bar Kochba. Even the bonfires and drinking are better associated with a military leader than a religious ascetic.



But what makes him a Nasi? I know he was a Tanna, ...

2008-05-22T18:47:00.000-04:00

But what makes him a Nasi? I know he was a Tanna, but a Nasi? Unless I'm missing something...

Here is a list of Nesiim:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi
and Rashbi is not on that list.

I discussed come of this in this post, and then this post.

And if were just done for his honor, it would perhaps be OK. But the fact that people claim that people are getting tikkunim from the fire, and that they attribute magical results as a consequence of donating to the fire, makes me doubt that they (or at least everybody) are really treating it as just that.

It is quite possible I am missing something here.

Kol Tuv,
Josh



Surely you agree that there can be nothing of Dark...

2008-05-22T18:28:00.000-04:00

Surely you agree that there can be nothing of Darkhei Emori in lighting fires to commemorate the death of Shimon Nasi Yisrael. Or of practicing with bows and arows as he would have wanted his followers to do - those who accepted the Psak of Rabbi Akiva regarding Shimon's leadership and who only died because of a failure to maintain military discipline.



:)Since it is something that will never happen, I ...

2008-05-21T17:29:00.000-04:00

:)

Since it is something that will never happen, I can be lazy and not come up with an end to that sentence.



>If only Jews would not fall for such nonsense and...

2008-05-21T16:22:00.000-04:00

>If only Jews would not fall for such nonsense and superstition.

If only . . . then what?