Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Dangers Of Summer

Many years back, Binyamin, a young yeshiva student who had left Israel for New York some years earlier in order to make some money, returns to visit his family.
"But Binyamin, where is your beard?" asks his mother upon seeing him.
"Mom," he replies, "In New York, nobody wears a beard." 

"But at least you keep Shabbos?" his mother asks.

"Mom, business is business. In New York, everybody works on Shabbos."
"But kosher food you still eat?" asks his mother. 

"Mom, in New York, it is very difficult to keep kosher."
Then silence, while his elderly mother gives thought to what she has just heard. Then she leans over and whispers in his ear, "Binyamin, tell me, do you still have a bris?"

The pnimiyus of this joke is that once a person stops keeping certain mitzvos - shmiras ha-bris goes out the window. He looks at things he shouldn't, goes places he shouldn't and does other things he shouldn't. The last test before moshiash is shmiras ha-bris [Rav Tzadok].

Let us stand strong to the test and guard ourselves!!! Especially as we go into the summer and hundreds of millions of females worldwide are struck with sudden amnesia and forget to get dressed before they leave their homes.....