Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Replay The Video Tape

The wizardry of modern technology has given sports fans an opportunity to view a great play or a disputed call by the referee. The videotape reply is an instant review of the play on the field from several different angles and at variable speeds and even a freeze frame look at the game.

Although this new-fangled advance has given fans an opportunity to analyze and clarify what has happened at high speeds with deliberate clarity one should notice the difference between one's first look and the replay. While engrossed in the excitement of the game one's heart beats with anticipation of success and trepidation of defeat. On the other hand, when one views a replay the cool, analytic self takes over. The reason is that once one knows the result one can calmly view in retrospect what one might have missed in the heat of battle. The "unknown" has been eliminated and so low blood pressure is maintained.

The history of mankind has been written by G-d many millenniums ago. We are merely watching the videotape of life as the story plays out from creation to ultimate salvation. If one totally trusts that G-d is in charge and all that he does is good then one can better cope with the vicissitudes of life.

Today should one of the dips on the time line of life occur -- stop!

Don't panic. The scene you are watching is just the replay. The producer director has written a happy ending. It only takes a minute to put things in perspective and get one back on a calm track

DID YOU KNOW THAT

If a person has some doubt as to whether or not he or she has said a blessing correctly one does not say the blessing again [except in the case of Bircat Ha Mazon - which is biblical in nature and must be repeated].

If someone has a doubt as to whether or not he or she has fulfilled a Misvah D'Oraita -a commandment mandated in the Torah-one must repeat the performance of the Misvah, however, even if the Misvah is accompanied by a berakha-blessing-the blessing is not said when the Misvah is repeated.

If a person doesn't remember if he or she has said the correct blessing on a food, one may continue eating but is forbidden to recite the blessing in order to be "safe".

[Source, Bircat Hashem, Chap 2, 1,2]


Text Copyright © 2003 Rabbi Raymond Beyda and Project Genesis, Inc.


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

The Flood
Shlomo Katz - 5769

A Place To Be
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

Perceptions - Noach
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

> A Flood of Something...
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Compliments -- In The Presence And Outside The Presence Of A Person
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Great In His Own Times
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein - 5768

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Noach
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Dissections and Connections
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Sins Committed In Private Ultimately Lead To a Violent Society
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

"G-d Watches Over Man"
Shlomo Katz - 5764

In a Heartbeat
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

ArtScroll

A World is Built!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762

Did The Animals Come Or Did Noach Have To Bring Them?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773

Procreation: Creating Worlds
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

Make it a Habit
Shlomo Katz - 5774



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