Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Now and Never

Rabbi Raymond Beyda

NOW AND NEVER

In the Sixties impatient youth adopted the slogan "We want the world and we want it now!" Some people go through life "grabbing with gusto." They want instant gratification and give little consideration to decisions --major or minor. They feel that if they don't "grab" they will miss out on one of life's great opportunities. Impulse buying becomes a way of life not only for trinkets, gadgets and snacks but also for major life decisions such as job offers, choice of schools, friends and even husband or wife.

The opposite of a "now" person is a "never" person . Business deals, social and spiritual choices do require consideration, but they also cannot be put off forever. Insecurity leads to indecision. Bottom line the "never" person loses out on all the right things out of fear of making a bad choice once in awhile.

Today when a decision has to be made--stop! Don't grab, but don't freeze either. Think! Weigh the possibilities, consider the future and make an enthusiastic decision. It only takes a minute but it will raise your lifetime batting average to superstar levels.

DID YOU KNOW THAT if a Sefaradi is praying in an Ashkenazic minyan and he is in the 12 months of mourning for a parent, and he would like to serve as the hazan [sheliah tsibur], if the congregation agrees that he may pray in the Sefardic wording and pronunciation, then he may pray on behalf of the congregation. If, however, the congregation wants him to pray with Ashkenazic nusach [wording] and pronunciation, then it is better that he pray as a regular member of the crowd and allow someone else to serve as hazan [source Yalkut Yosef].


Text Copyright © 2004 Rabbi Raymond Beyda and Torah.org.


 
Sell Chometz Online


ARTICLES ON PESACH:

View Complete List

A Ritual Memory Transfer
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Inherent and Essential Contradictions
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5770

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Yosef’s Bones And Splitting Of The Sea: A Lesson In Unity
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

Shabbos Hagadol
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

Jogging Ancient Memories
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

> Sea the Miracle
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764

Pesach Answers - Chad Gadya
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Break Free!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

What's With the Number Four?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

The Meaning of Freedom
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760

To Be Chosen Again
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

ArtScroll

Love of Money, or Money of Love?
Rabbi Gavriel Prero - 5761

The Real Us!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

A Potential Lesson
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760

Something Great and Awesome
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information