Thursday, April 03, 2008

27 Adar (II) Links - כז אדר ב

(Picture by Quimbaya)

Lazer Beams: The Truth about Anger Management

Temunot: Back to the Shmurah Matzah Bakery

Dixie Yid: Achieving Harmony at the Pesach Seder

Circus Tent: My yeshiva life was NOT this much fun

Real Jewish Moms: Patience


At April 3, 2008 at 9:45:00 AM EDT, Blogger Leora said...

A Simple Jew:
Again, a beautiful photo.

Reaction to Lazer Beam's post. He is confusing anger with reaction to anger. In English we have the word rage. In Hebrew, ka'as means both anger and rage. Read this article by Rabbi Abraham Twerski that defines three different types of ka'as:

At April 3, 2008 at 9:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thanks you for the link, Leora! I found this part to be interesting:

"It may be assumed that it is wrong to feel anger when one is provoked. This is an error.

Proof of this is that Rambam writes that "having kaas is as grave a sin as idolatry'' (Hil. Dei'os 2). Inasmuch as Rambam bases his rulings on the Talmud, there must be a source for this in Talmud. The Talmudic statement is, "One who tears his clothes or breaks things in kaas is equivalent to an idolater'' (Shabbos 105b). It is clear that this is the source for Rambam's ruling, and that his use of kaas refers to the reaction to anger rather than to the initial feeling."


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