Monday, February 06, 2006

Mitvah Goreret Mitzvah

I have been going to a shuir on Sunday night for the past few years. I have written about the shuir here a few times. I really enjoy it, and enjoy the perspective we get from Rabbi Klein, who gives the shuir.

The shuir is at 9 pm, and last year, I decided to go to the shuir instead of watching the second half of the super bowl. It was a difficult decision to make, as I really enjoy watching football, and especially, watching the Super Bowl. But I felt I had to go to the shuir because the previous year, I missed a lot of the Super Bowl while meeting with a client of mine.

So this year, as I sat watching the game, I considered my options. The game was close, and it was especially graitfying to watch the game take place in Detroit. I loved everytime they showed footage of the city, and I really did not want to leave the couch to learn.

But I felt that since I went to the shuir last year, it would be taking a step backwards in my religious priorities. So I went to the shuir again. Which I am pretty sure I would not have gone had I not gone last year.


Blogger Ger Tzadik said...

That's fantastic. I wish I had that same dedication many times. You should take comfort in the fact that the 2nd half wasn't that much more exciting than the first. It wasn't as bad as a blow-out, but it wasn't a good game. It felt like Week 2 football. Still too many mistakes, and too much feeling-out-out-gameplan.

February 06, 2006 11:06 AM  
Blogger Krunk said...

I changed my learning to saturday night,when I wouldn't usually learn.That way,I still will end up with a full week.And a super bowl.

February 06, 2006 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never learn, you wont have a problem.

February 06, 2006 2:29 PM  
Blogger swiftthinker said...

I have this pressing issue as well with tehillim and 24 on monday nights at 9. I think that I finally succeeded in convincing the rebbitzen to switch it to 8:45 now so I only miss about 10 minutes or so. I am fully familiar with the guilt versus pressure to watch.

February 06, 2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger The Zwicker said...

Noah Daddy and I have this issue every fourth Monday night. Of course, it's just the two of us, so moving up our starting time ten minutes isn't a big deal. It also doesn't affect the issue that much since one of us seems to cancel every other week or so for various reasons.

February 06, 2006 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Essie said...

Good for you! I usually feel good about myself when I do something spiritual.

swiftthinker, can't you just tape the TV show?

February 07, 2006 9:26 AM  
Blogger swiftthinker said...

There's nothing like watching at the same time as everyone else. Additionally my kids have shoved everything and anything in the VCR so it does not work.

February 07, 2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger Krunk said...

My issue is I usually learn around 9:00 and so I have to start getting ready to go at about 8:50 and finally leave at about 8:55...all of this means that I usually miss the ending of whatever show I'm watching,like CSI or NCIS or whatever...I always miss who did it,and why they did it.And I HATE that!That's like missing the punchline of all the jokes from your favorite comedian.You know it's going to be a funny joke,but you never get to experience it.

February 07, 2006 10:59 AM  
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