Sunday, November 27, 2016

There is a Rule

There is a rule that if a person prays for another and needs the same thing, he is answered first.  The opposite is also true. If a person curses another, and seeks divine justice, his words can be heard on high. Even if he is a good person, he is punished  before the one he has cursed. If a person seeks divine retribution against another, he will not escape great evil. If one has the audacity to ask G-d to judge another, the record of his deeds is carefully examined, and all of his sins are recalled. source: The Torah Anthology Yalkut ME'AM LO'EZ parshot Chaya Sarah chapter 1

Redemption Unfolding in 5777

Just before "Yishmael" rose to prominence, a day or two before he could get into highest office and start World War III, God sent a messenger to depose him.

In other words, the Muslims and their sinister ideology gained tremendous power, with their huge wealth now at work for a good thirty years. This power went all the way up to becoming, in effect, the commander-in-chief of the United States Forces. The Muslim countries that "invested" in America in effect had finally what they wanted -- the Democratic establishment's leadership as their puppet. With money, they could remote control. If it's upheaval they wanted, upheaval they almost got. They had groomed Hillary as their surrogate.

Just then the Islamic juggernaut fell over the precipice!

For all it would have taken at this point was a win by Hillary Clinton. Clinton was the puppet remotely controlled for her greed and her disinterest in America’s welfare. To be sure she would toe the Muslim line, Hillary needed a chaperone. Hillary, in full cognizance of the game she was meant to play, in order that she feed her greed for money and power, had the Saudi Arabian spy-lady Huma Abedin as her right-hand advisor.

The Muslim Abedin grew up in the Clinton machine. But meanwhile another woman was growing up in the Trump family. She, it turns out, is Jewish. Thus, instead of some Muslim countries gaining choke-hold advantage, the Muslim gambit failed, and failed big, with the election of Donald Trump.

A Jewish girl took the place of the Arab girl. Evil had almost arrived at its pinnacle. The country would have become 3rd-world. At the last moment Good vanquished the evil. READ THIS IN FULL HERE

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Arab Knesset Member is taught Torah

Smiling at this secular Knesset Member giving over a drasha to an Arab Knesset Member

 My Open Letter to the Residents of Red Haifa I guess with all of your Arab Muslim neighbors burning your houses down, you won't be celebrating your co-existence (festival) this year. Perhaps you should learn to love your fellow Jews in Samaria just a few miles away. Stop worshiping your World Public Opinion Popularity god which seems to require that you hate Jewish settlers in Samaria as one of the tenets of your avodah. Intrinsically, it is a good thing to have a day recognizing co-existence between Haifa's monotheistic faiths, but not at the expense of the Jews who live in Samaria just a few miles away from you. And we all know that by the way Red Haifans vote, it has come at the expense of the Jews who are in the vanguard of protecting you rear end between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Let's not sugar coat that.

"Intifadah Eish"
24 Marcheshvan 5777

In case you are unaware of what's happening in Eretz Yisrael, 220 separate fires have been set across the country since Tuesday. But, the situation exploded to an entirely new level today as the city of Haifa became involved in a big way. Every news site bears the headline "Haifa Is Burning". TV coverage has been running a continuous live report throughout the day and now into the night.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Were You Also Born in Zion? REPOSTING

Ketubot 75A

But (54) of Zion it shall be said: “This man and that (55) was born in her; and the Most High Himself doth establish her (56); R. Meyasha, grandson of R. Joshua b. Levi, explained: Both (57) he who was born therein and he who looks forward to seeing it.(58)

54. The following paragraph, though irrelevant to the subject under discussion, is inserted here because of its author, R. Meyasha, who is also the author of the previous statement.
55. [H], lit., 'man and man'
56. Tehillim 87:5.
57. The inference is derived from the repetition of man (v. supra n.3)
58. Will be acclaimed as a son of Zion

Tehillim 87:5. And to Zion it will be said, "Man after man was born in her," and He will establish it on high.
ה. וּלְצִיּוֹן יֵאָמַר אִישׁ וְאִישׁ יֻלַּד בָּהּ וְהוּא יְכוֹנְנֶהָ עֶלְיוֹן:
6. [When] the Lord counts in the script of the peoples forever, [He will say,] "This one was born there."
ו. יְהֹוָה יִסְפֹּר בִּכְתוֹב עַמִּים זֶה יֻלַּד שָׁם סֶלָה:

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A Right to Repent? - Part 2 Volume 25, No. 50

Our parashah opens: “V’hayah / It will be when you enter the Land that Hashem, your Elokim, is giving you as an inheritance, and you will possess it and dwell in it.” R’ Chaim Palagi z”l (1788-1868; Chief Rabbi of Izmir, Turkey) writes:

Our Sages teach that any verse that begins with the word, “V’hayah,” is an expression of joy. Thus, our verse is teaching that one who makes aliyah to Eretz Yisrael should do so with joy. It is wrong for a person to say, “I have to leave my home for health or financial reasons, so I may as well move to Eretz Yisrael,” R’ Palagi writes. Rather, aliyah should be motivated solely by the joy of living in such a holy place as Eretz Yisrael.

R’ Palagi continues: If, for whatever reason, a person is unable to move to Eretz Yisrael, he still must yearn for the Land, as we read (Tehilim 87:5), “But of Zion it can be said, ‘Man and man who was born there.” Why the redundancy (“man and man”)? The Gemara (Ketubot 75a) explains: “One who was born there and one who yearns to see it [is as if he was born there].” R’ Palagi notes: The gematria of Eretz Yisrael (832) equals the gematria of “tet lev” / “pay attention.” Then, Hashem will view one’s desire to perform this mitzvah as if the person had actually performed the mitzvah. However, if one refrains from moving to Eretz Yisrael simply because he is happy where he is, then he will be punished, concludes R’ Palagi. (Tochachat Chaim: Parashat Chayei Sarah)

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Now that we have absorbed all that is written above. I ask to you, dear reader, can you say that you, too, were also born in Zion? And if not, WHY can’t you say that!

Everyday we daven in our prayers 3 times a day for the galus to end – for the beis hamikdash and for moshiach to be here now. Do we visualize the beis hamikdash when we daven? Do we have Zion in our thoughts 24/7? When we are driving or walking to work or taking our children to school – are we crying out to the Ribbono Shel Olam to help us make a way to go home where we belong? Are you davening by rote or do the petitions of your prayers truly come alive for you? Are you visualizing exactly what you are davening? Are you yearning to go home to ZION?!!

Lump it or like it, as the saying goes in the South, the truth is – if one does not have this constant, non- stop yearning for this last galus to end – for the yearning to go home where we belong – the heart to heart talk to HaShem throughout the day while we are busy with our day to day responsibilities - then the question has been answered: You are not born in Zion. And this is saddens HaShem. So today – this very moment – cry out to the Ribbono Shel Olam to circumcise your heart so that you too can say with a pure heart that you are born in Zion. It only take one more neshama to tip the scale for this galus to end. WILL YOU BE THE ONE TO TIP IT?!?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

5777 The Elections Were "Rigged"


 The Elections Were "Rigged" - to hear click here

The Pasuk says in Divre HaYamim: "לְךָ ה' הַמַּמְלָכָה. וְהַמִּתְנַשּא לְכל לְראשׁ"-The kingship belongs to Hashem; He is the one who appoints leaders. The Gemara says on this Pasuk that any person who holds any position in this world was chosen for it only by Hashem. Even the most insignificant positions are appointed from Heaven. The Maharsha asks, why does the Gemara stress that Hashem decides the small positions? Seemingly, it would have been more of a novelty to stress that Hashem appoints even the top position, such as kings and world leaders. He answers that the Gemara wants to teach us the extent of Hashem's involvement with us. He doesn't only care about the major positions. He cares about everyone's role in life. Nothing is too insignificant for Him to be involved with.

The Sefer "Sha'are Kodesh" asks: Why does the Pasuk and the Gemara have to tell us that Hashem decides the leadership positions? Doesn't the Gemara state elsewhere that Hashem decides everything-even stubbing a finger is decreed from above? Isn't it obvious that He appoints leaders? He answers that we might tend to think that we actually have a say in who is chosen, because we were given free will, and we are the ones who cast the votes. Therefore, the Pasuk has to remind us that it's not really us. The extent of a person's free will is to choose between good and evil, between Mitzvot and Averot. Regarding other areas, we are influenced  by Hashem.

The Presidential election was rigged. But, not the way we think. Hashem chose whom He wanted in power-whether it was through us discovering certain information about a candidate or through the influence of the media. The fact that these two candidates were nominated to run for president, is, in itself, mind-boggling. The only explanation is "וְהַמִּתְנַשּא לְכל לְראשׁ". It was all orchestrated by Hashem for a reason we don't yet know.

After a leader is appointed, he is only a puppet in the hands of Hashem, as the Pasuk says in Mishle: "פַּלְגֵי מַיִם לֶב מֶלֶךְ בְּיַד ה' עַל כָּל אֲשֶׁר יַחְפֹּץ יַטֶּנּוּ"-The same way a person can direct a stream of water in any direction he wants, so too Hashem directs the heart of a king in the direction He wants.

Everything that happens in this world is for us to get closer to Hashem. If we are anxious about the future, we should turn to Hashem. If we want certain decisions to be made, we don't have to waste our time pleading with the puppets. We can go directly to the source-the One who is really in control and ask Him to sway hearts in the direction we desire.

May Hashem guide our leaders in a way that will benefit us and the Jewish people at large.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5777: The year of the Olive Branch and Eternal World Peace

22nd of Elul 5776 (September 25, 2016) – Netzach Yisrael Yeshivah, Yerushalayim 

5777: The Year of the Dove, the Olive Branch, and World Peace Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s Monthly English Broadcast 

1. MAY IT BE A YEAR OF… Today we're going to devote our thoughts to the coming year. The number of the year has many allusions. This coming year is 5777, according to the Jewish calendar, the number of years from creation. The way we usually count it is as 777, the 5000 being set apart. It is customary to create an acronym out of the letters that spell the 777, which are תשעז .The acronym which is customarily given starts with the two words, "May this be a year of…" (תַ נְ שׁ אֵ הֵ תּ .(And what we are asking for is to interpret the two final letters, which in our case are עז .So the full acronym depends on what the letters עז stand for. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Yom Kippur Massacre of 2016

Amazing what one click and another click, and yet another click brings on your screen. And all this time I was told/assured that the chickens would end up in our Yeshivas feeding our children - and going to poor people. After watching this, I will no longer use chickens for Kaporos. I will use money. This truly bothers me - a chillul HaShem - 

Though, I could agree to continue this custom if full-page ads were placed in the nonjewish papers FREE chickens to those is need! After all, who has time to soak, salt, and check if chickens are glatt on erev Yom Kippur?

I saw another video where a person video'd black bags with chickens - many were scattered on top of bags - near sidewalk - on street. I was going to post that video - however, the thought came to me that this person that video'd the black bags could very well have been the person who opened up the bags and threw the chickens all over the place. 

Here is one comment from the video below: So painful and sad to watch. The righteous indignation is heartbreaking.  So disconnected they are from the awareness of the suffering they inflict.  Trump's name invoked! The brainwashing of the children.  In the name of religion. All of this needs revealing, no doubt..shown to the world- where hopefully, the seeds of non-violence toward all living beings are planted and the expansion of love and compassion that's apparent in the film continues to flourish.  Thank you Danny, and all those who showed up to protest, for doing the courageous and necessary thing on behalf of the horribly victimized precious birds.