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Unread 12-06-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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hi, after spending many years as a frum baal teshuvah, about a year or so ago i began slipping in my frumkeit for various reasons. i still feel that i believe in the Torah but that it is hard for me to follow it in many ways at this time. Hopefully one day i will feel up to following it again.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Unread 12-06-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for the encouragement. Btw isn't there a saying in Chabad 'halavai Benoni'?
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Unread 12-06-2010, 05:53 PM   #4
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Thank you for the encouragement. Btw isn't there a saying in Chabad 'halavai Benoni'?
Of course there is, it's what we tell people who are certain that they are already a tzadik...

To someone who thinks he is below the level of a beinoni we remind them that, ועמך כולם צדיקים every one of us has the power to rise up after a fall.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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Of course there is, it's what we tell people who are certain that they are already a tzadik...

To someone who thinks he is below the level of a beinoni we remind them that, ועמך כולם צדיקים every one of us has the power to rise up after a fall.
nice. i like it. i hope that one day i will rise up from this fall too.
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Unread 12-07-2010, 01:16 AM   #6
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you know that Yerida L'tzorich Aliya

welcome AB, WELCOME BACK MY FRIEND!!!!!
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Unread 12-07-2010, 02:10 AM   #7
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nice. i like it. i hope that one day i will rise up from this fall too.
You should make a conscious and resolute decision that you will rise. My suggestion is that you take the first step up the ladder by learning something every day - Tanya is an excellent place to begin.
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Unread 12-07-2010, 02:59 AM   #8
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hi, after spending many years as a frum baal teshuvah, about a year or so ago i began slipping in my frumkeit for various reasons. i still feel that i believe in the Torah but that it is hard for me to follow it in many ways at this time. Hopefully one day i will feel up to following it again.
Hi Aaron Benjamin,

Would you want to talk on the phone or maybe in person?

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Unread 12-07-2010, 12:45 PM   #9
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Aaron Ben

you know that Yerida L'tzorich Aliya

welcome AB, WELCOME BACK MY FRIEND!!!!!
hi, i am familiar with the saying yerida l'tzorich aliya but i find myself wondering often why it is neccessary to live in a world with so many problems, why can't the Mashiach just come now if that will bring all of the problems in the world to an end. Why did we even need to live with problems in the first place?
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Unread 12-07-2010, 12:47 PM   #10
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You should make a conscious and resolute decision that you will rise. My suggestion is that you take the first step up the ladder by learning something every day - Tanya is an excellent place to begin.
thank you for the suggestion. I do enjoy learning Tanya and Torah in general, however i do not like learning by myself too much. i much prefer learning with a chevruta.
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Unread 12-07-2010, 12:49 PM   #11
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Hi Aaron Benjamin,

Would you want to talk on the phone or maybe in person?

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if you would like to make a chevruta for learning that may be a good idea, thank you. maybe the phone would be ok since we probably don't live in the same city.
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