Thursday, June 1, 2006
!א פרייליכען יום טוב אלעמען
As far as staying up tonight and deciding what to do, be it saying Tikkun or learning, I'll say this. For some reason the Yeshivisher World has made the recitation of Tikkun, a practice kept by the גר"א himself, into something to be scorned. It goes as far as Bochurim learning in certain so-called Chassidishe BP Yeshivos, who would normally say Tikkun are now "forced" to sit by a Gemorah. Is that a problem? absolutely not, but I'd bet good money that not much learning can be done at 2:30 am. Believe me, saying Tikun is hard enough, learning is almost impossible, especially after a heavy meal. But, that's just me.
Can there be Shavuos without אקדמות, רות and flowers in Shul?
Last year in our shul 2 elderly Chassidishe Yidden, one of whom has since left for "greener pastures", one Hungarian and one Galician, davened with us on the 1st day Yom Tov. They almost fell off their chairs when they realized there would be no Akdomus recited here today, but the Torah was given nevertheless, and we all had a good Yom Tov.
The Rebbe would say אקדמות at פתיחת הארון, but that was in deference to his father who would say it.
Don't forget the 'חציו לה