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Old 08-04-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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Everyone who read this post and understood it, has at least 3 gifts, that are taken for granted:
1. gift of life
2. gift of intelligence
3. gift of Self-ness. I mean - Self-ness, I-ness, as being I/Self vs all the rest.


One who thinks about it, will understand, how immense those un noticed gifts really are.

What is there else to ask for?
Wisdom to know the difference...
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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Default Boruch HaShem

every breath, every moment is a wonderful and special gift from Dearest Hashem.
nothing can be expected. we are alive only because of Dearest Hashems mercy and love.
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Old Yesterday, 10:04 AM
 
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I feel that when I am connected to hashem, everything falls into its proper place, even if there is pain and loss involved. As long as I'm in the covenant with hashem, everything makes sense. I have a continual sense of wonderment about this experience, because it means that I have connected to en sof and to shekhinah in the right way; I'm a part of the entire creation.

It's when I want to take my will and heart back that I get into trouble, worshipping all sorts of calves of gold...
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Old Today, 06:10 AM
 
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Welcome to the Judaism forum, Barry Small and alltatup! What beautiful first postings you have made here! Hope to see more of you!
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Old Today, 03:36 PM
 
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In retrospect, I have had several major gifts from haShem, which were not readily recognizable at the time. They also fairly clearly furthered his purposes for some others as well as for me.

Unsurprisingly, none of this would be visible to one who was not at least open to the existence of haShem.
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Old Today, 04:10 PM
 
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It is difficult to spot what isn't a gift from Hashem. Even bad things are, in their own ways, gifts because they are opportunities to rise above and strengthen faith. I spoke at my dad's (A"H) funeral about how, in a way, his death was a gift to him. We thank Hashem every morning for being one who is matir- asurim -- releasing the bound. My father was trapped in a failing body. He couldn't daven and that hurt him. His passing freed his soul.

It is really tough to see tragedy as a gift, but we are taught that in the same way that we make a blessing over what appears to be good, we must make a blessing over what appears to be bad.
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Old Today, 06:10 PM
 
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In retrospect, I have had several major gifts from haShem, which were not readily recognizable at the time. They also fairly clearly furthered his purposes for some others as well as for me.

Unsurprisingly, none of this would be visible to one who was not at least open to the existence of haShem.

I think this is very true. One can't appreciate the generosity of HaShem's gifts unless one believes.
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Old Today, 06:16 PM
 
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It is difficult to spot what isn't a gift from Hashem. Even bad things are, in their own ways, gifts because they are opportunities to rise above and strengthen faith. I spoke at my dad's (A"H) funeral about how, in a way, his death was a gift to him. We thank Hashem every morning for being one who is matir- asurim -- releasing the bound. My father was trapped in a failing body. He couldn't daven and that hurt him. His passing freed his soul.

It is really tough to see tragedy as a gift, but we are taught that in the same way that we make a blessing over what appears to be good, we must make a blessing over what appears to be bad.
Yes, I agree that even the bad things can result in HaShem creating opportunities for us in one way or another. Sometimes strife among individuals can result in an opportunity to come together for a common goal.

Rabbi, are you going to add A"H to the Forum Project topic I posted? Hebrew abbreviations count, too. I know that a lot of other people on this forum have something to contribute, and I hope to see them taking part, as well. Forum Project All invited!
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