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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #420 on: January 06, 2022, 04:26:21 PM »
These milestone posts remind me of a powerful dvar mussar I once heard from Rav Moshe Braverman from Yerushalayim.
Except I talked to man. He said all he cared about was the money.
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #421 on: January 07, 2022, 07:03:08 AM »
These milestone posts remind me of a powerful dvar mussar I once heard from Rav Moshe Braverman from Yerushalayim.

Two Israeli Jews decide to spend a year in America and to return with a million dollars. They both leave their families and engage in all sorts of business ventures in America, and at the end of the year they each return, having made half-a-million dollars.

One man is terribly distraught. He had set his goal at a million, and although half that was nothing to sneeze at, he missed his goal. He is practically inconsolable, upset that he couldn't pull of making a million dollars. His friend, however, is very happy with his windfall. Yes, it was not the million he had hoped for, but it was money he could use to live comfortably for a number of years to come.

Asked Rav Braverman - which of these men is a bigger Ohev Kesef? Which one has a greater passion for money?

We would naturally assume that the man who was so perturbed has a greater desire for money. No, says Rav Bravermen. He has a crazy desire for a million dollars. It's not the money that he cares about, but the threshold of a million dollars. If he would really love money, he would've been ecstatic with the money he has.

The same is true with Torah. We are a generation in which Ohev Torah is lacking. We are Ohev Shas - we love to finish Shas, or finish mesechtos. But really, each word is so precious, and we have to learn to appreciate each word, line, page, etc. It's not just about milestones, but every word along the way.

Liked for the effort to type it out, but how do you reconcile the Ravís conclusion with an explicit possuk:

אֹהֵ֥ב כֶּ֙סֶף֙ לֹא־יִשְׂבַּ֣ע כֶּ֔סֶף וּמִֽי־אֹהֵ֥ב בֶּהָמ֖וֹן לֹ֣א תְבוּאָ֑ה גַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל׃
A lover of money never has his fill of money, nor a lover of wealth his fill of income. That too is futile
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #422 on: January 07, 2022, 10:06:14 AM »
Liked for the effort to type it out, but how do you reconcile the Ravís conclusion with an explicit possuk:
Maybe a better mashul would be if they indeed make a million dollars, and one was happy because he had a million, and the other still wanted more.

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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #423 on: January 19, 2022, 05:03:46 PM »
In a number of ways....


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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #424 on: February 05, 2022, 07:16:44 PM »
Was hoping for a more positive post, but alas gotta support my Canadian friends...
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #425 on: February 22, 2022, 10:58:49 AM »


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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #426 on: February 22, 2022, 02:54:35 PM »


Mind explaining the significance of these numbers for non Lubavitchers? ;D

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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #427 on: February 22, 2022, 09:10:54 PM »
Mind explaining the significance of these numbers for non Lubavitchers? ;D
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #428 on: February 22, 2022, 11:59:03 PM »
Eleff + taryag
Na in Lubavitch we just have an extra k
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #429 on: March 22, 2022, 02:00:42 PM »

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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #430 on: March 22, 2022, 03:12:23 PM »
https://twitter.com/Squilled/status/1506327100080467971

Awww, but if you link to the second tweet in the thread, it will show the first as well

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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #431 on: March 22, 2022, 05:28:31 PM »
Awww, but if you link to the second tweet in the thread, it will show the first as well
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #432 on: March 29, 2022, 04:45:57 PM »
Is there a thread for Milestone Likes  ;)


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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #433 on: April 05, 2022, 02:39:11 PM »
Is there a thread for Milestone Likes  ;)

Haha I was thinking the same thing. I just hit the nice clean 100 likes number  :)

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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #434 on: May 09, 2022, 11:11:53 PM »
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #435 on: May 10, 2022, 10:46:40 PM »


MT @Dan  on 10,000+ likes!

Bh the family should be good for the winter ;)
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #436 on: May 10, 2022, 10:57:44 PM »

MT @Dan  on 10,000+ likes!

Bh the family should be good for the winter ;)
Now we can have an all you can eat kiddush this week at Bais Dovid CLE!

Well, also the 15th anniversary of this, https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/personal-messages/shaken-yes-but-thank-g-d-alive/
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #437 on: May 13, 2022, 01:49:26 PM »
Now we can have an all you can eat kiddush this week at Bais Dovid CLE!

Well, also the 15th anniversary of this, https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/personal-messages/shaken-yes-but-thank-g-d-alive/

Itís notable that the likes are the main reason, glad you have your priorities in check.

Did you ever end up posting how it played out? Or is it another TR thatís stuck in the ďComing soonÖĒ stage for eternity?
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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #438 on: May 19, 2022, 10:22:20 AM »
Thank you to @yuneeq for pushing this lag b'omer milestone over the hump :)


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Re: Milestone Posts
« Reply #439 on: May 19, 2022, 11:40:06 AM »
Thank you to @yuneeq for pushing this lag b'omer milestone over the hump :)


Sorry I can't like your post :)
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