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Friday, February 28, 2014

Rebuilding the Beit Hamikdash in the Merit of Torah

In this week's "The Path to Follow" newsletter by Rav Pinto (p. 3), we find the following:


The Toldot Yaakov Yosef on Pekudei can be found here.  If you look there, he expounds on this concept further, quoting the Alishich Hakadosh.  He says that the first Beit Hamikdash was destroyed due to forsaking the Torah (Nedarim 81a) and the second Beit Hamikdash was destroyed due to baseless hatred (Yoma 9b).  In order to rectify both of these in order to build the third Beit Hamikdash, it says "Remember ye the law of Moses My servant" and corresponding to the second sin, it says "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet..." to merit peace.

How appropriate then is the upcoming prayer rally where all segments of the Torah-abiding public are coming together unified - with love - and in honor of the Torah.  May it show HKB"H that we are truly deserving the third Beit Hamikdash, Amen.

18 Comments:

At Fri Feb 28, 04:32:00 PM 2014, Blogger Leah said...

Amen. May it please come through. Two thousands years is so long.

 
At Fri Feb 28, 04:40:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... Two full Days is so long to be without the Beit Hamikdash...

Amen... please HaShem...

 
At Fri Feb 28, 04:59:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How appropriate then is the upcoming prayer rally where all segments of the Torah-abiding public are coming together unified - with love - and in honor of the Tora

----disingenuous. 99.99% of the non-haredi O jews [there are those you know]wont be there...

 
At Sat Mar 01, 01:40:00 AM 2014, Blogger 10rainbow said...

AMEN

may the jewish people be blessed with redemption, G-d willing, now, and may know only tears of joy and happiness

 
At Sat Mar 01, 11:42:00 AM 2014, Blogger Devash said...

AMEN! Shavua tov! Chodesh tov umevorach!

 
At Sat Mar 01, 11:45:00 AM 2014, Blogger madaral said...

This is NOT a display of unity. So sad.

 
At Sat Mar 01, 02:42:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How appropriate then is the upcoming prayer rally where all segments of the Torah-abiding public are coming together unified - with love - and in honor of the Torah"

How can you write this?

Reality check:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177983#.UxJFAJtWGUk

 
At Sat Mar 01, 04:33:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who are somewhat pessimistic or somewhat incredulous: I am not a Haredi Jew or even a kippa srugah Jew and I want to go to the rally. The army is not for everyone and whoever is truly engaged with Torah study should not be forced to join. Definitely not on criminal grounds and their families should not be punished with the drastic economic cuts we have recently seen. Am Echad!

 
At Sat Mar 01, 08:34:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous 4:59, madaral, and Anonymous 2:42:

Perhaps, you missed my previous post where one can see that all segments of Orthodox society ARE represented. Whether or not there are a few holdouts among the DL community or not is irrelevant.

It is a display of true Ahdut. Those who don't want to be part of that Ahdut are doing so at their own peril of being Mihutz Lamahaneh.

 
At Sat Mar 01, 08:57:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautifully said, Yaak. Amen! Achdut and ahavat chinam will bring us the Geulah Shleimah! Would like to point out that those hold-outs (advising not to go) from the Dati leumi crowd, are rabbis that are what we call the Erev Rav and there are 'students' who are most likely infiltrators also, maybe getting paid for it. Look at Tomer Devorah's blog today and that's what I truly believe, just as written in Kol Hator of the Vilna Gaon.
Also, madaral still doesn't get it; this has nothing to do with conscription, per se, it's about the secularization of the religious youth and if those from the Bayit Yehudi camp think they won't be next, they're fooling themselves.

 
At Sat Mar 01, 11:07:00 PM 2014, Blogger madaral said...

A pashkevil means nothing in the DL community, which is NOT going.

 
At Sat Mar 01, 11:16:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

So 29 DL Rabbanim sign a poster to go and no one is going?!

I don't believe you, but if you're right, then your tzibbur has more problems than I thought.

 
At Sat Mar 01, 11:38:00 PM 2014, Blogger madaral said...

The DL world works differently, Yaak. Don't criticize too fast, Yaak. Any problem you may see with that may be your own.

The charedi community will definitely be integrated into the
work force and army service.

 
At Sat Mar 01, 11:50:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

I have more faith in the DL community than you do, apparently, to answer the call.

 
At Sun Mar 02, 12:18:00 AM 2014, Blogger madaral said...

A sod. In the final days the Nation will go up Har Sinai, without being commanded, together with Moshe. See, I have great faith. Tikkunim Chadashim, Tikkun 41.

 
At Sun Mar 02, 12:21:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

More support for the rally:

Yehoram Gaon

RABBI SHMUEL ELIYAHU EXPLAINS WHY HE IS ATTENDING THE RALLY

 
At Sun Mar 02, 12:59:00 AM 2014, Blogger Yitzy said...

Unfortunately, this rally is not 'with love'. This rally is due to a schism within Israeli society, and while it is incredible that so many will be attending the rally, most likely me included, if this rally was arranged out of 'love', then it would be unnecessary. This rally was arranged because a law is to be passed, that while may be totally out of bounds, does have some (minute) grains of truth to its reasoning. The law shows the true schism between us, and the need to focus on fixing it, not to incite more hatred, which is what this rally will really achieve. Not the love that we hope, and some believe, will be created.

In order to fully create a rally of love, it needs to be due to no other reason than our love of fellow Jews, not because this and that happened, or do and so did this. Rather a true rally, purely to show that we are all United. In Achdut.

 
At Sun Mar 02, 01:22:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Yitzy,

I'm happy to hear that you are likely to attend.

The love I refer to is in regard to the 3 Moatzot combining together. If you are aware of the schisms between each of these groups in history, this in itself is a reason to celebrate.

Regarding loving the rest of the country, that will need to come later. However, love cannot be a one-way street. When the rest of the country realizes that they cannot change the way Torah learners (i.e. תורתם אומנתם) lead their lives, a framework of love can be established. If they insist on forcing Torah learners to only use their way of contributing to society while willfully ignoring the importance of Torah learning, then no love will be shared by anyone, and that will truly be a shame.

 

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