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Fear Factor

When you forget your wife's birthday...

Published: November 17, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) Michelle Malcha brucha winter, December 1, 2007 10:04 AM

forget wife's birthday

I thought this was funny, warm ,
scary and true.
My husband and I just watched it.
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(16) Sharon, November 24, 2007 7:52 PM

Terrific

I could say the same thing to each of your video clips. Just great - thought provoking and full of "ah-ha" moments. I loved the connection to parenting in this clip.
Keep up the good work.

(15) Carol, November 23, 2007 12:54 AM

Thanks!

Lori I think that you are fabulous! Each one of your messages is short, to the point and always make me think. You are a tremendous inspiration to me as a mom, wife and soul who longs to bring all honour to G-D. Any chance of getting you messages compiled onto a DVD - would love to share you wisdom with those who do not have access to internet.

(14) Yossi, November 23, 2007 12:29 AM

A great presentation of a difficult idea!

A great presentation of a difficult idea!

(13) Yisroel Pollack, November 22, 2007 5:37 PM

An Unfounded Reduction

Mrs. Palatnik tch"y,
It's not for me to insinuate myself into the goings on between you and your husband, but if what you imagine is true and his regret in the incident was founded on fear and not on love, there must be something terribly the matter, because just look at you! What's not to love? But apart from that, I have to say I'm not in cahoots with your reconceptualization of yiras shamayim in such a radically novel way, which only dilutes the imperative and robs it of its true meaning, by which it is an aspect of Reverence rather than of Love. Any cursory examination of the classical works of the Balei Musar will attest to this and make it plain that what you've done is to sugar-coat the true essence of the obligation, as if to make it palatable to the unmotivated or otherwise disenfrachised from authentic observance and adherence to the commands. Not only that but this whole talk of being in a 'relationship' with, as it were, the A-lmighty Himself smacks of making concessions to New Ageism, which is to be fiercely resisted. It's a shame, because I know you mean well and are a source of great inspiration to countless souls yearing for spiritual sustenance. And deservedly so, I might add. This infelicity has to be accounted nothing more than a minor lapse of judgment and not as something that should deter any of us from paying you the utmost respect and gratitude for all you do, week in and week out. With this thought do I herewith conclude my sincerest ruminations on this subject.
Kal tuv,
YP

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