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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


[Thank you "anonymous" for today's post. To all readers - please comment on any topic, your comment might be tomorrow's post - KollelVeib]

I heard a 30 minute plus drasha on Shabbos Tshuva about what is permissible to use as an interposition between your face and the floor (depends what type of floor it is) on Yom Kippur with detailed sources. Bravo! A tour de force! This warning was supposed to prevent my losing Kavana when reaching for my baggie, paper towel, NY Times or Tallis - but instead I couldn't get the details of this magnificent speech out of my mind.

One time an impeccably dressed Chasid came to the Kotzker Rebbe completely beside himself because he forgot to bring his Judaica store window Tallis on his long journey to daven with the Rebbe. The Kotzker told him to roll in the mud a few times and then come to daven....