I know, you've seen the video, read the playlist, and some of you even made me tear up when I saw that you sponsored me. Thanks! Just to update you, the shiurim I will be listening to while biking the drive for, at least, the first 3 hours are:
Rav Reuven Leuchter: Emunah 2 (and maybe 3)
Rav Revuen Leuchter: Growth Dynamics in Torah
Rav Moshe Weinberger: Hachsharas Avreichim 11 (and maybe 12)
If you read my blog, you know I have raised money for Chai Lifeline for the past 5 years by Biking Lake Shore Drive. Thanks to my sponsors I have raised around $9000 in 5 years, which blows me away. I'm less than $1200 from my current goal and I still need your help. Please repost this, share it, or send a link to a friend and help get the word out. To sponsor you can go here: www.tinyurl.com/bikethedrive.
Thank and stay tuned for a post-ride post later. I am going to sleep.
"Write down all your inner struggles, your setbacks and successes, and grant them eternal life. This way your very essence, the personality of your soul, your spiritual attainments, your life's inner treasures, will live on forever in the lives of your spiritual heirs as generations come and go." - Rav Kalonoymus Kalman Sharpira zt"l, the Piaseczno Rebbe from Tzav V'Ziruz (The Rebbe's personal diary)
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Rabbi Reuven Leuchter, one of the leading mussar personalities in Eretz Yisroel, will be delivering a drasha Shabbos morning at Mikor Hachaim and will be the guest speaker at Shalosh Seudos this Shabbos @ STMY(in conjunction with JET). He is the primary student of Rav Shlomo Wolbe z'tl .
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Now, be a friend and link this, post the video on a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other social media platform, please! I want this to go viral. The link is: http://youtu.be/E5BgKu07f1U
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hi, how are you? I am sort of torn between, what I view as, two opportunities. Here is the situation as I see it.
I started this blog over seven years ago and it has been a great platform for me to actually write, hammer out concepts that are key to my hashkafa, and share a little bit of the Torah that I come across. These are all really great things and I am humbled and grateful to all who visit this blog daily. The lack of comments use to get my goat, but I have realized that if on one is commenting that means that readers agree with what I am writing.
However, I am now seven years older and my own blogging needs have slightly changed. I am considering moving over to Wordpress. That isn't the problem, though. I already have a blog (nothing posted) on Wordpress and even have a name for the blog, and it is sadly not as cool as Al Ha Derech or even Modern Uberdox.
I am trying to slowly write more "general audience" posts and need to decide if I should just move all of Modern Uberdox over to Wordpress and still continue to post, yet have a sprinkling of more general posts about the challenges of growth or...
...just keep this blog here and have a totally different blog all together.
While I write for most selfish reasons I also know that this blogs reader have been with me from the beginning (even with that terrible post about New Square Orange Juice vs Lakewood Orange Juice [Spring of 2006]). So I am asking a favor. If you are the person in California, the reader in Patchouge (Long Island), or the lurker in Jersey City please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you would prefer. I was going to post a poll, but I would rather that you leave a comment, because your opinion matters and I value your perspective.
Bike the Drive for Chai Lifeline on Sunday. So for I have raised $735, which is great. There's still time to sponsor me, if you can. Any amount you can give to Chai Lifeline would be so wonderful.
I think I finalized my playlist for Bike The Drive. As of now, I'll be listening to 2 shiurim from Rav Revuen Leuchter and probably two shiurim from Rav Moshe Weinberger.
The playlist will is:
Hafachta- The Diaspora Yeshiva Band
Tzadik- The Diaspora Yeshiva Band
Yerushalayim- Even Sh'siyah
Ashreinu- Even Sh'siyah
Malachim- Moshav Band
Hashem S'fatai- Moshav Band
Anachnu Maaminim Medley- Piamenta
Mitzvah- Yossi Piamenta
Va-Yivan Uziyah- Yossi Piamenta
Nigun Nevo- Shlomo Katz
eliyahu hanavi- Shlomo Katz
Hashem Melech- Yosef Karduner
Lo Yaavod -Yaakov Shwekey
Wavin' Flags at Camp Simcha-Kids Battling Cancer
Opinion- Greg Gaffin
Cease Bad Religion
I Hate Alternative Rock- Bob Mould
All Those People Know- Bob Mould
Celebrated Summer- Hüsker Dü
Chartered Trips- Hüsker Dü
Rescue- Echo & The Bunnymen
Just Like Heaven- Goldfinger
Choose Any Memory- fIREHOSE
Imitation Of Life- R.E.M.
This Is a Call Foo Fighters
Bamboleo- Gipsy Kings
Another State Of Mind- Social Distortion
Don't Change -INXS
You can still sponsor me by going here until May 26th. Thanks!!