Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The one sin I can't do Teshuva for

(I hope that title piqued your curiosity). As I stood there before G-d, trying to ignore my litany of errors and sins, one big fat gargantuan monster sticks out at me, accusing me, berating me, rebuking me. WHY DO U NOT LIVE IN ISRAEL??? Why are you too lazy and comfortable to get your pasty, white, sweet-potato pie American ass on a NBN flight and move to the Land of the Jews? (I can see Jameel and OC jumping up and down saying "Now that's what I'm talkin' about").

I don't think there is teshuva for this one. The only possible response is to claim that all my Rabbonim chose to stay in the US (to save my aforementioned pasty ass from assimilation?). What's my excuse?

TRK

24 Comments:

At 10/11/2005 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it a sin for a Jew not to live in Israel? and if so, then all your forefathers who remained in the U.S. all commited an unforgivable sin if there is no teshuva for it, yes? I merely ask as a curious (and obvious) non-Jew.

 
At 10/12/2005 1:42 AM, Blogger NG said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

 
At 10/12/2005 4:12 AM, Anonymous Chanandler Bong said...

This comment is meant for TRK and TRK alone, he will understand it, so everyone else, please don't bother to assail me for being insensitive or irreligious because that isn't even relevant-

Dude, don't be a RETARD. You know it.

 
At 10/12/2005 4:19 AM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

anonymous, I believe it is a sin, especially when it is so easy to do.

Nathan, good man for speaking your mind.

cb, good to have you back, even if it is only to berate me for my apparent retardation. Have a great fast, come back more often.

TRK

 
At 10/12/2005 4:44 AM, Blogger Karl said...

Ummm cant do Teshuva for?
There is nothing one cant do teshuva for. However much I agree with CB, the answer is simple - go live in Israel.
There is the issue of emunah and not being able to hack it there, but there are plenty of opportunities in Chu'L (probably more) to be mekarev people and spread The Light among the nations.

 
At 10/12/2005 12:11 PM, Blogger brianna said...

Is it really a sin not to live in Israel? Look I really don't understand this post.

 
At 10/13/2005 5:21 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

TRK- If you feel strongly about it, you really should make the effort to move. You're the one who said you shouldn't wait until you win the lottery to follow your dreams. Go ahead - make aliyah - I dare you.

Chanandler - I really don't think you should call a scion of great rabbis a retard. a specious dilettante perhaps, but not a retard. that's way harsh.
MH

 
At 10/13/2005 6:09 PM, Anonymous Chai said...

Dude, what you playing at?

As for the rest of us not living in the Holy Land, I have a theory on that, but it's late here, and I'm still light-headed from fasting so it'll have to wait till tomorrow.

Hope y'all had an easier fast than I did... :)

 
At 10/13/2005 7:49 PM, Anonymous Chanandler Bong said...

I think a comment of mine was either deleted or did not go up. Mata Hari, there's a reason I said that comment was for TRK alone. No one else was meant to understand it.

 
At 10/13/2005 8:40 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

I would think that someone who calls himself chanandler bong would be able to take a joke.

 
At 10/13/2005 9:09 PM, Blogger ClooJew said...

According to Maimonides, there is no command to live in Eretz Yisrael, thus no sin.

Nevertheless, I can see, lulei demistafina, the Great Eagle wagging his finger at all us chulniks for staying here (wherever 'here' may be) instead of moving There.

 
At 10/14/2005 12:47 AM, Blogger yingele said...

:)

If you could do tshuva for all your other sins, I'm sure God will forgive you for this one. Happy new year!

 
At 10/14/2005 11:14 AM, Blogger dietgarage said...

well im working on getting to EY
but its not for everyone (i am not staying forever)until Moshiach (then you can get there regardless of what you "want")

 
At 10/14/2005 12:00 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

You are looking for your shiduch - one of the reasons a person is allowed to leave Israel...
Happy now? Gmar Tov! Conscience clear!!

 
At 10/14/2005 12:02 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Leshana Habba Be'Yerushalim HABENUYA! AMEN!

 
At 10/16/2005 7:30 AM, Anonymous DW said...

I second Chanandler Bong and Chai. Seriously, are we going to love you any less if you tell us where you really live? No. Gmar Tov and Thank You.

 
At 10/16/2005 1:51 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

dw, is that because u love me so much or so little?

cb, if you wanna tell me summin, gmail it to me.

 
At 10/18/2005 1:07 PM, Blogger Chai18 said...

interesting post

 
At 10/19/2005 3:48 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

ClooJew: According to the Rambam, living in Eretz Yisrael is a Mitzva Kolelet. Its such an obvious mitzva, that it would never occur to a mitzva-abiding Jew to be anywhere else BUT Eretz Yisrael.

TRK: Teshuva starts with acknowldgement...I guess youre on your way. (And we'll keep the lights on for you). Shimini Atzeret is on a Tuesday, so if you leave Sunday, you'll have no problem.

Moadim L'Simcha!

 
At 12/08/2005 3:24 AM, Anonymous nm said...

What are you waiting for?

Get on a place and make aliyah..

 
At 12/08/2005 3:38 AM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

nm,

who are you and why should I?

:-)

 
At 12/27/2005 1:55 PM, Blogger meta said...

I've always wanted to live in Israel.

Now it is too late.

 
At 12/27/2005 2:12 PM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

y too late meta?

 
At 2/06/2006 5:30 AM, Blogger the sabra said...

omg that was a funny post.
do you know what 'teshuva' means?
(coming from a rabbi's kid, im more than a bit surprised)
teshuva-regret (thus u have done), say you are sorry (thus u have done), and make a resolution to change.

you can do teshuva
you do not want to

change the title to 'the one sin i don't want to do teshuva for'

 

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