Thursday, August 29, 2013

Interesting Recent Links - Nitzavim/Vayelech 5773 II

Mashiach's Wife - Are Current Events a Fulfillment of Ancient Prophecy?

Arutz Sheva- Russia Sending Battleships to Mediterranean

Kikar - Gas mask rush frustrates those waiting in line (video) while Rav Hayim Kanievsky Shlit"a responds to avreichim from the Mir who asked whether they should similarly wait to get gas masks by saying, "Masks? They're for Purim!" See also YWN. Later, Kikar added that Rav Kanievsky added, "One should only fear Rosh Hashana and that our merits should be numerous while in judgement." It also notes Rav Shteinman Shlit"a's long-standing opposition to gas masks, which he claims can be dangerous. (Other gedolei hador may argue, so always ask your LOR.)

YWN - Gas Mask Stations Mobbed in Every City in Israel

Esser Agaroth - It's not About Syria; It's About Israel

Mystical Paths - War Warnings - Return through Love or Fear?

Tomer Devorah - The Clash of Civilizations - It's not What You Think

YWN - Rav David Batzri Shlit"a Collapses while giving Shiur

YWN - Rav Ovadia Shlit"a Released from Hadassah Hospital

Kikar - Rav Mahpud: Shirazi and Yazdi Jews must go through examination to see if their Berit Milah is Kosher (and the Mohelim are named)

YWN - A Passionate Appeal from the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah in Eretz Yisrael

Kikar - Belzer and Sanzer Rebbes meet and declare, "We are in exile among the Jews"

YWN - Tekuma Rabbonim Send a Stern Letter to Bennett See the actual letter over at Kikar.

The Path to Follow - Shuvyomechad (p. 2) and The Paper is White (p.5)

YWN - W4W Condemns WoW Sit-in at Kotel

YUTorah - Rav Meir Goldwicht: The Power of Yishmael (audio in Hebrew - OK, it's not so recent, but well-worth a listen, h/t R' Josh)

Algemeiner - The Orthodox Rabbi and the Rapper (h/t R' Gil)


At Thu Aug 29, 12:05:00 PM 2013, Blogger Neshama said...

Here's another update Rav Kanievsky Shlit"a said ...

At Thu Aug 29, 10:48:00 PM 2013, Blogger Avi said...

The pre-Holocaust attitudes are alive and well, huh? Granted, the necessity is rather remote, especially if you're not in the Golan, but to brush away the concern like that is wrong. Syria has used chemical weapons and they are crazy. Crazy enough to lob missles at Yerushalyim and Bnei Brak? Pray that they aren't. But don't ignore the steps one can just in case.

At Fri Aug 30, 05:35:00 AM 2013, Blogger Neshama said...

Aaron Klein thinks Turkey is the address for the Syrian gas attack, to pull the US into a regional war. So he says in the Rockland Times (NY). I felt all along there was an entity instigating the regional trouble. To me, Iran had all the reasons to do this, but Aaron says the culprit is "nerdogan the crazy".

In the end I don't think the US will shoot, esp if the UK doesn't go.

At Fri Aug 30, 06:04:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Kof said...

I can tell you from here (the UK) that there is zero appetite for war with Syria. Most of the British couldn't even find it on a map; besides, our army is still embroiled in Afghanistan and years of cutting the military budget mean that the UK isn't quite the imperial power it was in days of yore.

The overwhelming concerns here are 1) the ecomony and 2) immigration, especially from Muslim countries. No one trusts Cameron to do anything useful about either issue. We can't afford to go into Syria and the mood here is that it's to do with Islam, which would put the UK at further risk of terrorism.

It will be interesting to see if Cameron ignores his own party and sucks up to Obama.

At Fri Aug 30, 06:38:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Increase Torah, Mitzvot and Chessed to bring Moshiach b'rachamim.

At Fri Aug 30, 08:57:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous: How right on the button you are. Torah, Mitzvot & Chesed! Praying for Geulah b'rachamim al kol Bnei Yisrael! Read the interesting parashat hashuva for this week by Daniel Pinner on the Tomer Devorah site. Interesting about the word 'AD' that H' warns us not to dare go after 'Seir', Esav's terr., 'UNTIL' ('AD') the time of our Geulah. This coming year is 5774, which '74 (ayin daled = AD). Just a thought.(TomerDevorah.Com)


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