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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nahamu Nahamu Ami

See R' Pinchos Lipshutz's piece this week entitled "A Flash of Comfort".

An excerpt:
I was recently discussing the current matzav in Eretz Yisroel with a leading Israeli rov. He explained the travails confronting the Torah community. “We don’t know what to make of the return of the Jewish people to Eretz Yisroel,” he said. “Some say it is ‘as’chalta d’geulah,’ the beginning of the promised ingathering of exiles in the messianic period. Others disagree and see sinister undertones in the return dominated by secular Zionists.

“Everyone, though, acknowledges that something Divine is taking place and that the founding of the state is definitely part of some type of Heavenly plan. Whatever is taking place now - all the strife - is part of that plan and process, which will ultimately prepare the world for Moshiach.”

This is the way ehrliche Yidden always viewed what has transpired and the way we ought to as well.
I don't know how his Satmar readers will take it, but I'm sure happy he said this.

And another excerpt:
This feeling is explained with a parable of a person lost at night in a forest during a blinding rainstorm. All around him it is dark, his path obscured by trees, stones and fallen branches. He cannot move without tripping and falling. Suddenly, there is a flash of lightning and for a moment the forest is illuminated.

In that moment, he sees a clear path leading out of the woods, but before he can move, it is dark again. He can’t proceed. But as the man stumbles and gropes in the darkness, he does so with the knowledge that there is a cleared path leading out of the forest. He continues his search with hope and optimism, because he knows there is an exit. After seeing the goal, the quest becomes attainable.

On Shabbos Nachamu, we see that flash.

Read the whole thing here.

2 Comments:

At Thu Jul 18, 11:27:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The erev rav and lesser so the erev zeir are joined to join ishmael and edom .eleh bereachev elah besusime psalm 20 . the ramchal says the 2 alehs are 35 each the 35 to the right with ishmael and 35 to the left with edom . amalak plus cham =288 the sparks in america. The klipot are intense ,gay marriage and the 2 states agenda of the left in particular amalak of the nations with the erev rav leading amalak . 3 of the 4 supreme court justices who passed gay marriage in am -reikah were jews ?!rav yaakov abuchatzeira says the tivahs of the erev rav are fom the rah of the tree of knowledge. Tel aviv is more then gay friendly 100,000 strong every year. As religious jews we should feel the birthpangs of mashiach physically in shleimut haaretz and spiritually yearn for mashiach ben davide to remove the evil armilius from the face of the earth . Vcisay david avdechah mashiadch ben yosef et tzemach david avdecha mashiach ben davilde. the gra say there are many sparks in mashiach ben yosef , people like moshe feiglin rabbi kadhane ztzl are such with these nitzotzot. As for the process of geulah we should stick to the ramchal ztzal im not a fan of the gras kol hator becase it doesnt describe kibutz galiot as the ramchal does.

 
At Fri Jul 19, 01:55:00 AM 2013, Blogger Devash said...

What the Rav is describing and I'm certain he knows it, is the fine balance HKB"H uses to maintain "free will" in the world. If it were so obvious one way or the other, no one could stand in judgment. Either there could be no reward for choosing the right, since it would be obvious, or no punishment for choosing the wrong, since it could not be proved to have been other than an unwilling act.

The greater the spiritual light that floods in, the darker the world becomes in deeds to counteract it. Another way of saying "a generation that is either completely righteous or completely evil." Both apply. No more fence-sitting. Everyone is forced to choose a side - birur - a clarification. Everything that we do in this generation should be a clear sign of where we stand in relation to HKB"H, His Torah, His People and His Land, for Jews and for Gentiles.

 

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