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Burning More Than Just The Chametz

"The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Chametz symbolizes the evil inclination. By burning our chametz we are symbolically burning the evil inside of us. So if the chametz is substantial [at least a kezais -olive size] we must burn it.

Television is mostly evil [except when it is off]. There is much explicit sexual content and violence. Negative lessons are imparted about family, marriage, love and our general value system which obviously shapes the way we view the world. Many studies have been conducted about the many harms inflicted by television and I have yet to see one that promotes its use as being positive. One need not be frum to accept that TV is bad for you. Only honest.

So if your television is smaller than a kezais it might not be a problem. But if it is larger than a kezais it should be burned with the chametz. Chametz only symbolizes the yetzer hara - television IS the Yetzer Hara.

The internet has caused the breakup of many marriages. Many good religious people have become addicted to pornogrophy, gambling and other destructive behaviors through the internet. It also wastes a mammoth amount of time. Time is life - wasting time is suicide. So unless a person absolutely needs the internet, I would recommend disposing of it with the chametz [ramifications affecting Alleyways notwithstanding].

Musical cd's with inappropriate lyrics, DVD'S and magazines with immodest pictures are other possibilities for our biyur chametz fire.

Sweetest friends!!! Please understand me! I am a radical. I want our environment to be cleansed of spiritual pollution. Call me "A Radical Spiritual Environmentalist." I want our society to be pure and holy - KEDUSHA VI'TAHARA.

I am looking for people who are like-minded. There are certainly many of you out there. We CAN make a difference.

Chag Kasher Vi'sameach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love and blessings to all!

P.S. Isn't it ironic that the opening quotation I used was made by a television actress...

P.P.S. Why is the root of the word "ironic", iron. What does irony have to do with iron?? Why not "metallic", "plastistic" or "copperic"?

Isn't it copperic that the opening quotation I used was made by a television actress.....

Irony is derived from Greek and Latin.

Iron is derived from Old English.

Despite their similar spelling and sound, there's no relation.

Will - You know EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!


Hmm, I certainly didn't want to mislead anyone but apparently I did. I simply looked up the two words on dictionary.com

Gut moeid

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