Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OCD Judiasm

OCD Judiasm... That's what the salesman referred to it as I marveled at the fact that people actually PAY for this little gem (which by the way, I received full permission to photograph, but I blurred the photo just because I felt it was right).
Is this what we are coming to? This obsessive need to pin down the exact spot where Hashem will accept our tefillos best? Do we honestly believe that His vengeance will be upon us if we recite one exit too early or too late on the Thruway? Why do we constantly need to add more obsessive details to the observance of our forefathers?
Would it not be more auspicious for our journey us to observe the halahos of Lashon Hora in the car with greater attention? Perhaps we should be more vigilant in giving rides, taking packages or creating other opportunities to do mitzvos on the journey in order to secure safe passage. But must we really measure "1/2 mile past Exit 22"?


Anonymous said...

G6, I think I love you. The voice of reason is so seldom heard in our land.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why not making a possible brocha levatala is an either/or with observing lashon hara (plus avoids lashon hara/rechilus/motzi sheim ra re pior trips and THEIR drivers deiding on incoreect spots!;)