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Friday, November 08, 2013

Interesting Recent Links - Vayetze 5774 IV

Memorial for Rav Ovadia ZT"L this Sunday in Brooklyn:



Kikar - Rav Yitzhak Yosef Shlit"a, Rav Moshe Tzadka Shlit"a, Rav Shalom Cohen Shlit"a, and Rav Shimon Ba'adani Shlit"a call on people to give Shiurim on Friday nights on halacha from Rav Ovadia's books Le'ilui Nishmato

YWN - New Book Highlights the Life of Rav Ovadia Yosef zt”l

Mashiach's Wife - Which Mashiach?

KikarYWN, and Matzav - American Jewry Unites on Behalf of Torah (for Dirshu.  Kikar said they will broadcast it live and have a video of it later)

Kikar - Lieberman thanks Premishlaner Rebbe Shlit"a for his support

YWN - Lieberman Received a Number of Brachos Ahead of the Verdict

Kikar - Neturei Karta protest against Toldos Aharon Rebbe Shlit"a saying he's not anti-Zionist enough

YWN - Rav Aviner: Giyur Law Problematic Halachicly

Kikar - An amazing story how Hashem answers prayers (the story sounds familiar - I think I heard it before)

Mother Jones - Former President George W. Bush To Deliver Keynote Speech for Messianic Group (h/t Mashiach is Coming, whose blog name refers to the real Mashiah - not the one the group refers to)

Matzav - Rejoinder To Rabbi Avi Weiss: Retain Halakhic Standards

Emes Ve-Emunah - A Way Out for an Agunah

World Jewish Daily - Barack Chamberlain Obama (ברוך שכוונתי)

Arutz Sheva - Yad L'Achim Helps Woman Nab Phony Arab Boyfriend


27 Comments:

At Sat Nov 09, 08:52:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It Happens Once In Fifty Years.

http://www.kupat.org/news/?story=155&source=arouts5

 
At Sat Nov 09, 11:15:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, according to Rambam and many poskim including Rav Haim Kanievsky Shlita this year is the 9th year of Yovel, not 5776 when you think Mashiah Ben David will come.

 
At Sun Nov 10, 12:50:00 AM 2013, Blogger Cosmic X said...

I saw Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef last week at Merkaz HaRav (Azkara for Rav Ovadiah zt"l) and there too he requested that the bachurim learn Rav Ovadiah's books, especially this year following his passing away.

BTW, I also walked to the Kotel this Shabbat afternoon and Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef was there. I merited to shake his hand and wish him a "Shabbat Shalom".

 
At Sun Nov 10, 10:46:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baruh Hashem I got my answer finally from Rav Arush (a talmid of Rav Lyubovits) regarding danger and blood bath in the United States. And he said: "Nothing to worry about. Jews are scattered all of the world and we will survive." He is tsaddik and I believe him more than other men I heard from that there will be blood bath in the United States because Rav Lyubovitz said that and those men made that statement then added that it is time to leave the United States ASP. Pack your bags. Immediately, gates are closing. etc. They are keep saying for years. They don't know what they are talking about but their priority to get you to EY because their believe that it will speed up the process and for other reasons. Baruh Hashem we have our hahamim to listen to(who connected to hidden tsaddikim ), but problem is there are people who listens those "soul savers", constantly tell people to leave their places. Like in Shabatai Tsvi time who said that time has come ()and there was tremendous loss for Jewish nation. Baruh Hashem to our hahamim who can paskin and say in which year are we now! Our hahamim said that this tusesday 9 hour, 9 minute it is the time for Ratzon, not only for Jews in EY, but Shefa will go down to every Jew in Diaspora too. And who said that Shefa left Diaspora don't now what he is talking about!!!

 
At Mon Nov 11, 10:48:00 AM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: The Rambam in a lengthy analysis explains why the Yovel years are still the 15th and the 65th years in each Jewish Century even if the Yovel Cycles themselves are 49 years each instead of 50 years each. In short with the destruction of the 2nd Temple the 7x7= 49 year Shmittah cycles decoupled with the Yovelot in 5715 and 5765 for example. So both descriptions are correct for different matters.

Why did you comment here if I had not yet commented? Or did my impersonator comment?

 
At Mon Nov 11, 11:17:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also post at Yaak's blogs all the time and You are not posting my comments in yours. So having conversation with you on your blogs not fair, because you are saying things and not posting mines. So, anyway what will you say after saying all these years that Yovel is 5775 and Mashiah will come in 5776 and where we want to be by that time? I packed my bags, waiting for your next instruction, please.

 
At Mon Nov 11, 12:13:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

secret of Gemara

http://www.learntorah.com/lt-shiur-details.aspx?id=8110

 
At Mon Nov 11, 03:10:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If you have money or a way of making a parnassah, come now. Don't wait for the currency collapse or an EMP blackout. By then it will be too late. You will need to wait for Mashiach to come and fetch you. Be pro-active. The interim period might be dicey.

Come with whatever you can now if you can make it happen. If not, at least prepare in other ways. Plus 5776, not 5775, is the Yovel year according to the Shmittah year count of 49 years since Churban Bayit Sheini. Again this count is decoupled from the last two real Yovel years in Eretz Yisrael before the Churban Bayit Sheini, in 3765 and 3815 (55ce). That Yovel year count continued independently of the Shmittah cycles after Churban Bayit Sheini, but all those galut indicators will soon be coming to an end. Thank G-d with Binyan Bayit Shlishi, the next Yovel will be after 7 Shmittot. Yet, Yerushalayim was reunited at the end of the last 49 year cycle in 5727. It was the first year of the Yesod she'b'Malkhut 49 year Yovel cycle. Since Tzion and Yosef are often one and the same in gematriah and spirit, that cycle was for the coming of Mashiach ben Yosef and it ends by the end of 5775. The new 49 year cycle of Malkhut she'beMalkhut, Mashiach ben David, begins in 5776. Don't wait until then if you can come now. Here is the chart again: 49 and 50 year counts since Ezra HaSofer The 50 year cycles applied during the 2nd Temple Period only from Ezra HaSofer.

G-d bless.

 
At Mon Nov 11, 04:44:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. We have our hahamim who paskin that Yovel was in 5765, and we are not going according Rav Yehuda opinion, we are going according HaRambam.

2. Our gedoley Israel don't say things what you are trying to say. If it is potential danger for Am Israel like it was in Europe, rabbis warned Jews to leave, but now all rabbis quite, we never heard from Haham Ovadia zt"l, rav Haim Kanievsky Shlit"a , the milkman (one of the hidden tsadik) and other gedoley, and rav Arush said nothing too.
Why I should listen to you than them? I don't know you know more that they know.

 
At Mon Nov 11, 05:04:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oy, no one is disputing with you over the Yovelot in 5715 and 5765 according to the Rambam. The fact that the Yovel years decoupled from the 49 year Yovel cycles, totally based on the Shmittah years, after the destruction of the 2nd Temple is carefully described by the Rambam himself when discussing this.

Other than that do what you want. Most people do that anyway after finding Rabbis who agree with them to second their already formed opinion. But now you are saying that Rav Arush said it too which is crazy. He specifically said that American Jews will make it out fine...with their pjs in a plastic bag. Great. sounds good. At least come with a first class pair of pjs.

 
At Mon Nov 11, 05:20:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, don't worry about me, Baruh Hashem I have my appartment in Israel and my documents almost ready. rav Arush said to my friend from my kollel when he asked that question and he was quite about that and at that event in brooklyn, ny. too. so, one of you making up some fishy things.I think it is you

 
At Mon Nov 11, 05:27:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said before that you see rav Arush time to time, so why don't you go to him and asked, how come when somebody asked him about that danger for american jews he said nothing to worry about. I think you are fighting for absolute truth, Dov.

 
At Mon Nov 11, 05:43:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Both he and Rav Brody will only talk fully about this with people who are serious about Aliyah. Otherwise there is no use in scaring the h-ll out of people with what Rav Yehudah Zev Leibowitz zt"l said at the end of his life. Scaring the h-ll out of people who have no intent on coming on Aliyah defeats the purpose of helping people to do teshuvah wherever they are. When they go abroad, they know that they are dealing with a majority of Jews, like 98%, who have no intention of making Aliyah. So they talk to people where they are holding in the place that they want to be. Teshuvah is best encouraged when people are open to making a change. For most people, making spiritual changes and changes in address are too much to make at the same time. So as my son would say, warning people about the dangers on the horizon by staying in America defeats the purpis of why they, Rav Arush and Rav Brody, came. Aliyah is in this world. Teshuvah is for the next world.

 
At Mon Nov 11, 05:56:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on Dov, only to people who are serious about Aliyah? how about all jews. Where Am Israel in a great danger? When it happened in Europe they were not quite and now suddenly everybody quite. Does not make any sense. And by the way my friend's primary question was about his Aliya

 
At Mon Nov 11, 06:09:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if they quite why you say something?

 
At Mon Nov 11, 11:44:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Before WW2 Zev Jabotinsky tried to ring the warning bell all over Europe to European Jews. Everywhere he went he said, "He is Coming" or "Er Kumt". They laughed at him everywhere he went to their own detriment and demise.

 
At Tue Nov 12, 01:00:00 AM 2013, Blogger madaral said...

The rabbis were just as quiet in Europe as now in the US. There were those who.warned, just like now there are those that warn. You go despite the rabbis, following your heart.

 
At Tue Nov 12, 01:55:00 AM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Zecharia HaNavi indicates that at the End of Days 2/3rds of World Jewry would not be redemmed, along with 2/3rds of Mankind, a different issue. Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt"l and others did say that because of the Shoah, there was no necessity for large scale death and dying by Jews at the very end. The death and dying part of Gog UMagog has already occurred...Well, before WW2 there were 18 million Jews in the world. After WW2 there were 12 million Jews. Over the next 20 years that number slowly rose to 14 million Jews only to fall back in recent years to under 12 million because of massive intermarriage and assimilation. Perhaps that is the key to understanding what has happened to an additional 6 million Jews, assimilation. The last 6 million have no spiritual legacy in Eretz Yisrael because they have chosen the path of spiritual suicide. The first 6 million from the Shoah are now the Nitzolim and the gilgulim of Jews in Eretz Yisrael. The test of this generation is in large part to come of your own volition, to overcome the Sin of the Spies when ten out of twelve of the great rabbis of the time were advising to stay in the desert. Since the test is basically one of B'chol Me'odecha, to come even if one's salary is reduced by doing so, in the end the likely consequence of NOT coming is to be forced to come leaving one's wealth in the hinterlands. But how will the goyim respond to the loss of their wealth in America and elsewhere when everyone loses their wealth? The last two Fed Chairmen were Jews. Many of the last several Sec. of the Treasuries including the first one, Alexander Hamilton, were Jews. The previous Budget Director and present Sec. of the Treasury as of right now is an Orthodox Jew. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out how they will respond when the currency goes belly up. However you prepare, please be prepared for this. Don't be foolish and lax because of perceived safety in America. You know in your heart that the America of your parents is no more. The America that rejected Father Coughlin during the Great Depression hardly exists anymore. This time America under similar circumstances would NOT reject the Father Coughlins. Just be prepared.

 
At Tue Nov 12, 12:09:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I believe that Rav Arush could not say untruth to my friend who made private appointment ti him. He asked him about to make Aliya and then asked straight that question what rav Lyubovits said. If you heard him saying one thing and answering us to the same question that nothing to worry about ...means one of you deluding.

 
At Tue Nov 12, 02:47:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Introduction to Kohelet

http://www.learntorah.com/lt-shiur-details.aspx?id=8104&play=video

 
At Tue Nov 12, 04:22:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, I think it is you who are talking all the time and saying scaring things, Rav Arush is quiet -- you should learn from him.

 
At Tue Nov 12, 11:57:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

madaral, you said: "The rabbis were just as quiet in Europe as now in the US. There were those who.warned, just like now there are those that warn. You go despite the rabbis, following your heart."
I agree with you, Ashekenazi rabbis are quiet when people are talking in Shuls, and this is the one of the reason why Shoah took place in Europe where population of Ashenazi Jews. In our Shuls (sepharadi) not only rabbis scream when somebody is talking but all sephardic Shul we have respect.

 
At Wed Nov 13, 12:15:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, it is only Ashkenaz talking in New Jerusalem (New York) Shuls or in Old Jerusalem they are talking too much too?

 
At Wed Nov 13, 09:22:00 AM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For the most part for Shacharit Chol and even Chol HaMoed, I daven with the Seret-Vizhnitz Chassidim in nearby Tel Tzion. They don't talk. On Shabbat and Yom Tov I daven with Chaba"d. Baruch HaShem it is getting more and more crowded. They don't talk either.

 
At Wed Nov 13, 09:56:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is good for Old Jerusalem that tikkun has been fixed, our brothers Ashkenazim in New Jerusalem did not learn a lesson from the past. All 3 Shuls close to my home are "talking Shuls".

 
At Wed Nov 13, 10:09:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Zohar talks about those who talks in Shuls are called Wicked People. I stop to go one Chasidishe Shul where people were talking all the time, now they very upset at me. I only told Rabbai to that Shul why I stop to come, and he became more upset. Also Shehina leaves the place when people talk in Shuls.

 
At Wed Nov 13, 10:15:00 AM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

People talk in shul during davening when they believe that no one is listening, Chas v'Shalom. So the response from Heaven is simply Midah keNeged Midah.

 

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