Monday, September 19, 2005

Rav Kaduri's Statement Confusion

By now, most, if not all of you, have heard about the "Statement of Rav Kaduri, Shlit"a" that there will be upcoming disasters in the future, and that all Jews should emigrate to Israel.

This statement has now been confirmed and unconfirmed, leaving many, including myself, utterly confused. (I've heard separate confirmations and unconfirmations as well via word-of-mouth.) As a resident of Hutz La'aretz, and one who takes the word of Hachmei HaKabbala seriously, I would like to know the real truth. If you have it, please comment.

3 Comments:

At Tue Sep 20, 08:50:00 AM 2005, Anonymous LazerBeams said...

B"H
Dear Yaak,
Only one person in the world can reveal what Rav Yitzchak Kaduri shlit'a did or did not say - that's Rav Yitzchak Kaduri himself. There's a nasty fight going on between opposing sides there, not l'shem shamayim. Neither side could show me concrete proof that they are right (such as a facsimile of a signed document or a videotape). Therefore, believe only what you see on a taped interview. My best wishes to you for a ksiva vechasima tova and a gut gebencht 5766. Warm regards from sunny Ashdod, LB

 
At Tue Sep 20, 08:09:00 PM 2005, Anonymous Yaakov Nathan said...

If you look at the "denial" by the camp who gave the second report ("unconfirming" the initial statements), they aren't actually such a sharp stira. More a case of clarity and emphasis. What do I mean.

The initial report said natural disasters imminent! Come to Israel now!

The "denial" said natural disasters -- only as prophecied by the neviim. Coming to Israel is great, but the Rav continues to bless those chutz l'aretz.

There is no reason that the natural disasters in the first report are not those mentioned by the prophets.

And while the first report is very emphatic about coming to Israel, it does not say anything about the Jews outside of Israel lacking blessings. It only mentions the disasters that will happen in the lands of the nations. As we saw with Katrina, Hashem can bring a big disaster with a minimum of casualties.

In any event, I am also waiting for a clarification. A comment on Kaduri.net forum indicates that Meiri, who made the initial report, issued a clarification on his Arutz-7 radio show today, a recording of which should be available "on demand" from their website any day now. Hopefully it will serve as the "machriya beineihem".

Kol tuv

 
At Thu Sep 22, 12:38:00 AM 2005, Blogger yaak said...

R' Brody, you're right. I'm still waiting for better proof from Yehoshua Me'iri, even after his clarification. Ketiva Vahatima Tova to you too.

R' Nathan, I applaud your attempts to make a Pshara Beineihem, but it still seems like there is a big gap between both sides. Hopefully, this will become clearer in the coming days.

 

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