As bein hazmanim rolls around, I want you to ask yourself the question, “What don’t I know how to do?” Every man learning in kollel, without exception, uses this time to ostensibly “get ready” for yom tov. This includes fixing things around the house, finding interesting places to go on vacation, even dabble a bit in some business ideas. There is no shortage of creativity or talent during bein hazmanim.
So when the time comes to ask yourself the question “What should I do when its time to leave kollel?,” you should already have many options to explore. If during bein hazmanim, when the pressure of having to be in the beis medrash learning is not around, you can find things to do that occupy your day, why can’t you do that all year ’round?
It’s bein hazmanim now. Allow yourself to naturally drift towards doing what it is that you were put on this world to do. Don’t sit around doing nothing just because there is nothing to do. Use this time as a chance to explore your natural talents and inclinations, and you’ll come into the new z’man without the usual self doubts that accompany one who doesn’t know where he is heading in life.
An old post, but a good one: Advice for Kollel Yungerleit during Bein Hazmanim.Tweet
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