Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

What's for Supper

While studying in Europe, Rav Elya Lopian was part of an exclusive mussar group. Each day his group met for the purpose of scrutinizing each otherís actions. Some of the members of this group later became great Torah personalities.

One day Rav Lopian told the group that he could no longer participate in their exclusive meetings. The group members were surprised, for Rav Elya was one of the most righteous and dedicated members. What had prompted this change?

Tearfully, Rav Elya confessed his transgression to them. Once, during Maariv, he thought about whether they would have potatoes for supper. After such a complete disgrace of tefillah, he no longer felt worthy to be part of this mussar group.

Unfortunately, what was a one-time exception for Rav Elya Lopian is commonplace for some of us. It is much easier for us to focus on what we will have for dinner than on our tefillah, and we are satisfied when we are able to achieve a minimum level of concentration during tefillah.


Text Copyright © 2014 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 

ARTICLES ON BESHALACH AND TU BESHVAT:

View Complete List

The Song That Never Ends
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

It's Raining Bread!
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Understanding Injustice
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Enjoy the Ride
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

The Gateway to Freedom
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5768

The Perfect Script Writer
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772

> The Essence of Song
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

Putting Pizazz Into Our Mitzvos
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763

Jewish Survival
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

ArtScroll

Building a Spiritual Pipeline
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759

A Cry from the Heart
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767

Life is a Stage
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770

Looking for a Chavrusah?

A Time to Sing
Shlomo Katz - 5774

Parnasah: Wherein the Toil?
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5768

Yield Right of Way
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

The Test
Shlomo Katz - 5772



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