Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Funny you should mention it...

Eliezer made a good point in his comment on my previous post, even if he was only trying to be sarcastic. Chassidus teaches (Chanuka Maamar 1953) that ultimately, holy knowledge leads to faith while unholy knowldege, the Greek kind, leads to atheism. There's also an interesting thing, that people wonder why they can't understand Torah. Idiots! There real question should be, why can I understand any Torah? Torah is the wisdom of G-d, and completely and utterly beyond the comprehension of us mere mortals. So we have to feel privileged when we can even grasp just a little.
Now for my report on the first night of Chanuka. There was a massive snowstorm that started right after I arrived at the dentist's office, and continued clear through midnight. By the way, they want me to have my wisdom teeth removed. Tragic, isn't it. Anyway, we arrived at the Capital a bit early so I got to help prepare. Former senator Rudy Boschowitz didn't show, but the Governor, Tim Pawlenty, sure showed up, and gave a nice little speech too. It was funny, he kept on mentioning "A Higher Power", but never G-d. I guess that word is taboo nowadays, huh? Anyway, even though there wasn't a great crowd (due to the aforementioned snow)it was still very nice. Bless the one above.

10 comments:

Eliezer said...

I was not being sarcastic. I was dead serious. Suppose you spend the last few weeks before your brother's wedding learning all about weddings and how important it is to be happy at a wedding, when the wedding actually arrived, you will have spent so much time intellectualizing about the joy of the wedding, that you won't be able to experience it.

Anonymous said...

oh! Eliezer, great analogy!

The Real Shliach said...

And so humble too!

Altie said...

so e has multiple personality syndrom?

The Real Shliach said...

You missed the good 'ol days, Ms. Altie, when e was the terror of TRS.

Altie said...

yes, i was busy being depressed in high school back then.

and now?

The Real Shliach said...

And now you're not depressed?

Altie said...

well now im not in high school, and that helps a lot.

a note to the blog world: i am not depressed.

i'm enjoying the freedom of being in the real world and being able to choose whatever i want. lovely.

The Real Shliach said...

We're happy for you.

Altie said...

thank you. im happy for me too.