Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Shavuos is for sleeping.

Is it wrong of me to look forward to this holiday so I can catch up on my sleep? In fact, I remember last year being the first year in a really long time that I didn’t stay up on Shavuos night and I remember having one the best nights sleep. I have no idea why. I remember the years I actually did stay up all night, I barely learnt 30 minutes through out the night. I enjoyed it because it was a great social gathering and get to meet up with my buddies and catch up on good old times, but then, by the end of the night, I always felt very unproductive as if I wasted my night away doing nothing and of course really tired. The best part of my night was when i came home and layed down and was out cold as soon as my head hit the pillow.

I notice that’s what most young people in Flatbush do that anyways, stay up all night for the sake of it. They barely learn an hour then hang around the coffee and donut stations gossiping about life for the rest of the night. I love the people that stay out all night to hang around outside smoking and make their shabuos night crawl from shul to shul and see what kind of goodies their offering.

At least last year I attempted to learn for an hour so i can be aware of what’s going on, despite being overly tired from putting in a full day of work,. So, I went to my shul, got some goodies, then sat down and tried to listen to a shiur. Ten minutes in, having not really listened all that much and I all was thinking about was my bed. So it got me thinking, I could be home sleeping. I book out and was back home in my bed with in 15 minutes – best shavous ever. Maybe that’s what I need, a really boring shiur at 12 a clock to really get me tired and all set for sleep at 12.30. Bring it on..

11 comments:

Lance said...

Forget sleep! It's all about the cheese cake!
But, yeah, I get ya on that one. I think I've outgrown staying up all night too.

BrooklynWolf said...

No offense, but if you're staying up for the social gathering or just for the sake of staying up, then you are far better off going to sleep.

The Wolf

residency year sucks said...

ah yes, I myself have considered packaging those boring shavuot shiurs, those that would never sell the rest of the year, and selling the tape as the cure for insomnia

Dofan Akuma said...

One Shavuos I saw a guy learn through the night and then drive home after shacharis.
I suppose it was some sort of kiruv thing between the frum guy and his driving chavrusa but I was still pretty surprised.

frumhouse said...

I haven't gone to a shavuos night shiur in many moons since having kids. I used to enjoy it, but I agree it is best to get sleep rather than exhaust yourself with an all-night shmoozeathon.

Jacob Da Jew said...

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Rafi G said...

if you are not going to be learning, better to sleep. it has gotten to be a very big social scene...

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