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In the Final Minutes Preceding Gimmel Tammuz, I Failed

Article by Rabbi Shmully Hecht: My personal commemoration of Gimmel Tammuz began on Thursday, but by the time Friday came around, I had intense pain from a medical procedure and didn't have a reserved bed. I thought of spending Shabbos in New Haven... Full Story

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Nice read. Thanks.
June 15, 2021 8:27 pm

Interesting. Refuah shlaima. Besuros tovos.

Interesting
June 15, 2021 9:33 pm

Very well written

JJ the Ice Cream Cake Decorator
June 15, 2021 11:28 pm

I like !

Don't Efforts Count?
June 16, 2021 1:33 am

Rabbi, I am seeking clarification of what constitutes “Failure” in the eyes of Hashem. The article is entitled “I failed” – but aren’t we taught that the most important point is the Effort and the results are in Hashem’s hands. Here under the most trying of circumstances of personal pain, dear Rabbi you dropped everything to attempt to ensure a last minute miracle against all odds, and with the compelling arguments. How is that failure given the circumstances? And are not we taught that we cannot rely on miracles? I think what you attempted to do is so heroic and… Read more »

Rabbi Shmully Hecht
Reply to  Don't Efforts Count?
June 16, 2021 12:54 pm

Words that emanate from the heart enter the heart. Perhaps if I would have done just a bit more to express the consequences of not having the School Yoav would have conceded. We must always strive always strive for more .

The arguments were convincing..
Reply to  Rabbi Shmully Hecht
June 16, 2021 1:21 pm

Rabbi I truly feel that even Moshe Rabbanu might not have found more convincing arguments than the ones you presented and even more poignant given the circumstances of the last hours and the turnmoil going on during the last days of the Bibi administration. Think back to the efforts that were made and extensive overtures to get Ex President Obama to pardon Rabbi Rubaskhin as his last acts as President and failed and it took till Pres Trump – who is to say that the new Education Director won’t pick up the gauntlet and give the approvals ? So that… Read more »

Very well
June 16, 2021 7:48 am

Excellent writer!

Fun read
June 16, 2021 11:48 am

Looking forward to part 2

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