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Running on Jewish Time

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Motives

Lo L'Shma, ba l'shma

but only if you want it too.

and I'm questioning my own motives.

4 Comments:

  • don't question, the fact that u r doing is incredible enough. just do it

    By Blogger The Rabbi's Kid, at 12:34 PM, November 16, 2005  

  • "don't question"

    we are talking about Jews here, aren't we?

    By Blogger Masmida, at 12:49 PM, November 16, 2005  

  • Does it matter if WE want it to be L'shma?

    By Blogger Josh, at 10:34 PM, November 16, 2005  

  • Absolutely.

    It seems* that the only way the above principle works is if we want it to be for the right reasons, but at the moment lack the motivation and so set up alternative motivations to get us to do the mitva.

    e.g. want to go to a shuir, just to lazy, ask someone to drive you so that you feel you have to go because the person is going out of their way.

    *[don't remember the source, will send memory bug after it, which will of course return in a couple of days, far too late to be of much use, but hey..]

    By Blogger Masmida, at 10:51 PM, November 16, 2005  

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