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Men in Power

Men in Power

Published: July 26, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) andrew, October 4, 2008 7:06 PM

men in power

lori you are wonderful you are teaching me a lot it makes me really think that the creator is the one really running the show by listenning to you gives me lots of wisdom and i am seeking for wisdom thank you one more time keep up to your good work.

(8) Elana, July 31, 2008 10:53 AM

First do then listen

This is in response to Ruth who says in her comment that doing the routine is wrong. I am not so religious, but I admit that that is me. I will not say that the routine is wrong. The basic shema states that first you must do (the routine) and then you will listen (try to find out why you are doing it). In my opinion, and I believe what you, Ruth, feel, is that many are stuck in the routine phase. The routine is important, but people then must try to understand why they are doing their routines.

(7) Anonymous, July 29, 2008 8:43 PM

Woman can be as arrogrant as men

I've worked with many woman who have have simialiar qualities as men. Powers corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This saying applys to both men and woman

(6) ruth housman, July 29, 2008 5:46 PM

arrogance

It's important to discuss arrogance and what makes people this way. Why? Because I think true humility is where "it's at" in terms of reverencing all life and being open to each other. We are not God and yet we have divinity within. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Sadly, I have met so many rabbis, male rabbis, who are totally arrogant, and this is why I don't go to them because I have learned they think they "know it all" and they are terrible listeners and totally lack humility. Rabbis, so many, especially don't like to hear a woman who has something deep and sensitive to communicate. So how is all this prayer helping to make them less arrogant?

I find we need to look at this, what is rote and robotic, and what is "real".
So many I have perceived feel that to follow the routine, what must be done, is somehow fulfilling a commandment. I am saying, NO, that's so wrong. To fulfill a commandment is to understand why one is doing something and to work on this because truly, this does need work. We all fall down, and that's to teach humility, and this is a deep lesson for us all, especially those who are given the "mantle" of somehow being closer to God.

(5) Ira, July 29, 2008 11:28 AM

A man's yetzer hara must be constantly kept in check

A man's yetzer hara is very strong and potent and it must be constantly kept in check. Hashem's kindness does that.

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