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17 & 18 Tishrei

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  • Ora K
    In the merit of this learning may Yair Yehoshua ben Orna Blooma be blessed with an immediate refuah shleima bitoch she ar cholei yisrael.  17 Tishrei When a
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      In the merit of this learning may Yair Yehoshua ben Orna Blooma be blessed with an immediate refuah shleima bitoch she'ar cholei yisrael. 

      17 Tishrei
      When a person takes special pride in some talent, possession, organization they are associated with, hobby, etc., they will be more sensitive to negative comments or jokes in these areas. Even if the person wouldn't mind similar comments in other areas, when it comes to matters about which they feel special pride they will be hurt more easily. These types of negative comments are frequently not accurate and there is no benefit in knocking making people feel bad about positive things they care about and are investing in. Such comments hurt feelings, destroy self-esteem, and can make people stop doing good things because they feel wrong and judged. 


      18 Tishrei - Examples
      - Saying to a person who is especially proud of a charitable organization they donate to "They do fine work now, but they will probably burn out within three years and close up show."
      - Saying to a person who prides themselves on being a good dancer at weddings: "You are not as graceful as other people I have seen." 
      - Saying to a person who is really proud of their Chanukah menorah: "Look at those scratches over there. Its age is really showing. 

      (The Power of Words by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin)

      Create a meaningful day!
      - Ora
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