Judy Howard
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@judy-howard commented on @joel-brewer's Timeline
38 minutes ago
@joel-brewer:
With Yom Kippur over, we all finally have a little time to relax before Sukkot. So, how was everyone's fast? Are you feeling good?

Feeling pretty good. Not an easy fast but I did make it 23 hours before I got the shakes so bad that I had no choice but to eat a little something. Baruch HaShem I made it to 23!!!!!
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With Yom Kippur over, we all finally have a little time to relax before Sukkot. So, how was everyone's fast? Are you feeling good?
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@judy-howard commented on @eliyanah-jordan-yarden's Timeline
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@eliyanah-jordan-yarden:
Wishing yall an easy fast, and a blessed and meaningful Yom Kippur.

And to you and your family.
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Wishing yall an easy fast, and a blessed and meaningful Yom Kippur.
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The 239th mitzvah is that we are commanded regarding [punishing] a thief — whether to collect two, four times, or five times the amount stolen1; to kill him should he break in [to the person's property];2 or to sell him.3 The general principle is that the mitzvah is to punish a thief according to the Torah's directions.

All the details of this mitzvah are explained in the 7th chapter of tractate Bava Kama, the 8th chapter of Sanhedrin, the 3rd chapter of Bava Metzia, and a few passages in Ketubot,4 Kiddushin,5 and Shavuot.6
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@judy-howard commented on @clear-brewer's Timeline
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@clear-brewer:
I am sure that this will need some tweaking from Rabbi before next year, but for those who do not have a Machzor for this Yom Kippur, I hope this helps.
https://a-t.life/yom-kippur/documentation/machzor

Lol.
I copied it over to Word so I could print it out and then left the room. The pages fell to the floor in a scattered mess. So I get to go through an additional time to put it in order.
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I just gotta share this from Rabbi's secret group.

*A Letter from the Yetzer Hara* (from a WhatsApp group):
"To my star pupil, I am writing this letter to let you know what I think of you. Up here in heaven things are not like they are down on Earth. Over there, people only know what they can see. If they see a person is "successful", they think that he is the greatest guy. When they see somebody struggling, they think he might be one of the weaker elements.

Let me tell you something. Hashem gives every person certain abilities that nobody knows about down where you live. Some people are capable of tremendous things, while others were put there for much smaller purposes. Only Hashem in His infinite wisdom is able to give every person exactly what he needs, to reach his potential.

I am very misunderstood. Most people hate me, and I don't really blame them. Most people think that my job is to make sure that they fail in all aspects ofmitzvos, and that I rejoice every time they sin. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Did you ever watch a boxing coach train his student? It is really a funny sight. The coach will put on gloves, and fight against his student. At first, he won't hit him so hard, or throw his best punches. But, as the student gets better and better, the coach will start to fight him harder and harder. He does this so that the student will improve his skills, and become the best boxer he can be.

This is where it gets strange. Every time the coach knocks down the student, the student gets yelled at!! But finally, when the coach threw everything he has at his student, and not only does he withstand the beating, but he knocks the coach down, there is nobody in the world happier than the coach himself! This is exactly how I feel. If you fail right away, and don't even try to fight back, I see that there is not much talent to work with, and so I take it easy on you. But if you get back up swinging, I realize that I may have a real winner here, and so I start to intensify the beating. With every level that you go up, I increase the intensity of the fight. If you finally deal me a blow that knocks me out, I will get up and embrace you and rejoice with your success.

Sometimes my job is very disappointing I see a person with a lot of potential and I start right in on him. He fights back for a while, but when the fight gets too tough, he quits and just remains on whatever level he was on. (And he usually ends up going down!) I feel like yelling at him, "Get up you fool! Do you have any idea how much more you could be accomplishing?!" But I am not allowed to do so. I just leave him alone, and go try to find another promising candidate. If I have chosen you to be the target of my more fierce battles, it was not for no reason! You have tremendous ability! You were born into a very special family, you have Rebbeim who really care about you, and parents who would help you grow in Torah and mitzvos. You are a very respectful and kind person.

I am writing to you now, because I have a very serious request to ask of you. Please don't stop fighting! Don't give up! I have been beating too many people lately, and I am losing patience. Believe in yourself, because I would not be involved with you as much as I am if I didn't think you could beat me. Know what your strengths are! A great Rabbi once said: "Woe is to he who doesn't know his weaknesses. But, 'oy v’avoy' to him who doesn't know his strengths - for he will not have anything with which to fight."

Always remember one thing: you have a secret weapon at your disposal. I shouldn't really be telling you - but I will anyway. Hashem himself is watching our "training" sessions very closely. I'm pleased to inform you that He's rooting for you! If things should ever get tough, almost too tough to bear, just call out to Him with a prayer, and He will immediately come to your aid. I wish you the best of luck, and I hope that after 120 years when your time is up in that world of falsehood, you will come up here to the world of truth, where I will be waiting for you with open arms, to congratulate you on your victory, and personally escort you to your place next to the kisey hakavod.

Sincerely, and with great admiration I remain,

Your Yetzer Hara"

**This is a great thing to have in mind always, but especially during rough times. Please feel free to copy, paste, write in any language, and get this out to Klal Yisrael.
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