Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Expelled Yeshiva Does Kiruv

Yeshivat Torat Hayim with its head Rav Shmuel Tal, along with Rav Amnon Yitzhak, started doing Kiruv work in the town of Gedeira, close to the town of Yad Binyamin, where the yeshiva is located. The Yeshiva was one that just a half year ago was expelled from Gush Katif (שייבנה במהרה בימינו).

I was very impressed with the last 2 paragraphs in the article on Shofarnews.

(my translation)
A Yeshiva student: "Honored rabbi, we're going out to work among the residents of Gadeira and to return them to our Father in Heaven. So what should we say to our brothers, the residents of Gush Katif who were uprooted - since there are also many of them that we don't talk about whose faith is wounded from what the Jewish State did to them?"

Rav [Amnon Yitzhak]: "Tell them that a person needs to know to thank [Hashem] for the bad. It could have been a lot worse. There are those [nations in the world] to whom moving from one place to another is not enough - they Heaven-forbid would move them from world to world [i.e. killing them]. You have to think of the cup half full, and to believe that in the end, in the big picture, everything will end well. In fact, you [Yeshiva boys] were uprooted from Gush Katif to Yad Binyamin, and you are already revealing a little of the goodness. Over there [in Gush Katif], you were not able to work in a nearby city to spread Judaism. Where would you work? In Gaza City? Maybe Hakadosh Baruch Hu brought you here close to Gadeira for this purpose alone? Who knows?"

2 Comments:

At Tue Feb 28, 06:33:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Neshama said...

Wishing you a Gutten Chodesh Adar

Mishenichnas Adar
Marbim B'Simcha ...

Mishenichnas
Mishenichnas
Mishenichnas Adar

Mi SheNiknas Adar
Marbim B'Simcha ...

Venahafoch hu! . . . to all our enemies!

 
At Wed Mar 01, 09:36:00 AM 2006, Blogger yaak said...

Thanks, Neshama!

I've been singing it all day!

 

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