28 April 2017

Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Everything Else is “GMG"
By Roy S. Neuberger


We have completed the epic Yom Tov called Pesach and are counting the days until Shavuos. This reflects our ancestors’ historic physical and spiritual march from Mitzraim to Har Sinai, which in turn reflects the spiritual activity which should be going on at all times within the soul of a Yid, as we continuously work to free ourselves from our spiritual Mitzraim and deepen our attachment to the Ribono shel Olam

With us, everything physical can and should be spiritual. When our physical life reflects the Torah life, then we are living the way we are supposed to live. In Gan Eden, before the rebellion, there was no contradiction between gashmius and ruchnius. We are trying to regain that perfect state of being. 

Several decades ago, I had surgery just before Pesach. Baruch Hashem, something was removed which turned out to be, to use the technical term, “GMG …Gornisht Mit Gornisht!” (We once had a kindly pediatrician who, at a frightening moment, told us that our child’s problem was “GMG.” With that phrase, he brought us out of the “Valley of Death.”) After my surgery, I thought: “They removed the chometz! Now I am ready for Pesach!”

Avraham Avinu looked to the physical world and found its Creator. 

“The heavens declare the glory of G-d and the expanse of the sky tells of His handiwork…” (Tehillim 19) 

“I raise my eyes to the mountains. Whence will come my Help? My help is from Hashem, Maker of heaven and earth!” (Tehillim 121) 

Hashem helps us in every possible way. The physical world reflects the spiritual world and we can learn from everything, even the pathway of an ant or the pathway of a comet. When Hashem helps us overcome physical obstructions, He is reassuring us that He will help spiritually as well. 

A Gemora describes the relationship between Yetzias Mitzraim and the Geula Shelemah. We are familiar with this passage from the Haggadah: Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah was unable to convince his colleagues that one must mention Yetzias Mitzraim at night “until Ben Zoma expounded … ‘that you may remember the day when you came forth from Mitzraim all the days of your life.’”  The superfluous word “all” implies that this refers also to the era of Moshiach.

“Ben Zoma said, Will we [in fact] mention the Exodus from Mitzraim in the Messianic Era? But has it not already been said: ‘Behold days are coming – the word of Hashem – when people will no longer swear, ‘As Hashem lives, Who brought the children of Israel up from the Land of Mitzraim,’ but rather, ‘As Hashem lives, Who brought up and brought back the offspring of the House of Israel from the Land of the North and from all the lands wherein He had dispersed them?’ 

“[The Sages] replied: [This verse does] not [mean] that [the mentioning of] the Exodus from Mitzraim will be uprooted from its place, but rather that [the mentioning of the Geulah Shelemah] will be primary and the Exodus from Mitzraim [will be] secondary to it.” (Berachos 12b)

This passage seems clearly to refer our generation. The Gemora uses the language, “the offspring of the House of Israel,” which appears to refer to a far-distant generation from the one that Hashem rescued from Mitzraim. This reminds me of the language in the first bracha of Shemoneh Esreh, “Who …brings a Redeemer to their children’s children.”  We are the Children of the Children of the Avos, but – Baruch Hashem! – we are not excluded from the eternal bracha bestowed upon them! 

Secondly, the passage refers to a redemption from “all the lands wherein He had dispersed them.” Surely this is a reference to the Final Redemption. In Mitzraim, our ancestors were all trapped in one country, but now – millennia in the future – we are spread out to “all the lands.” As we say every day, “gather us together from the four corners of the earth!”

The Haggadah speaks of “dam, v’aish v’simros ashan … Blood, fire and columns of smoke.” These words (from Yoel Hanovi 4:1),refer to the days when Hashem will “bring back the captivity of Yehuda and Yerushalayim.” The Be’er Miriam explains (based on Yerushalmi, Pesachim 10:1) that “the four cups of wine at the Seder represent the four measures of punishment to be doled out to the enemies of Israel at the time of the future redemption. The drops of wine that we spill from the cup (at the Seder) are to symbolize that the punishment of the Egyptians is like a drop in the ocean compared to those future punishments.” (Artscroll Interlinear Haggadah)

As we march from Mitzraim toward Har Sinai, we should contemplate these words. The enormous punishment inflicted upon Mitzraim is compared to “a drop in the ocean!” Is it possible to imagine the magnitude of the Geula Shelemah? No one except the Ruler of the Universe knows what is in store for the world! If the Revelation at Har Sinai was of such magnitude that the world has never been the same since, and if those events are only “a drop in the ocean” compared to the Future Redemption, how can we begin to understand its magnitude? 

Everything else is “GMG” compared to that which Hashem is about to bring to the world!

“Multitudes upon multitudes [will fall] in the Valley of the [Final] decision, for the day of Hashem is near … Hashem will roar from Zion and will emit His voice from Yerushalayim and the heavens and earth will tremble. 

“But Hashem will be a shelter for His people and a stronghold for the Children of Israel…. Jerusalem will be holy and aliens will no longer pass through her.” (Yoel 4:14ff) 

May we merit to see the complete fulfillment of these words soon in our days!

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Roy Neuberger, author and public speaker, can be reached at roy@2020vision.co.il.


© Copyright 2017 by Roy S. Neuberger

27 April 2017

The First 100 Days Of President Trump

The First 100 Days Of President Trump

Superb Shiur




Rabbi Mizrachi is coming to Eretz Yisrael next week.


Nisan Bids Farewell to Nisson

Chodesh Nisan Bids Farewell to Nisson, Rabbi Nisson Wolpin zt”l

One who sees the future is haRoeh es haNolad*
One who brings to life the past is a Jewish observer

And so Rabbi Nisson Wolpin zt”l brought to life past Rabbonim, as well as crucial issues of the day in the pages of the Jewish Observer publication, which flourished and became the voice of Orthodox Jewish life under his insightful and skilled pen.

Back in the 80’s life was very different. For me, I was single and after being bounced from jobs whose employers didn’t take to leaving Fridays early, I landed a choice position as Secretary to Rabbi Nisson Wolpin, Editor of the Jewish Observer. There it was that I would read (and decipher) his handwriting in draft after revision. And many a time (at his desk deep in thought to) yet another reshaping – to bring every word into its fullest and relevant respectful meaning. This was indeed the craft of a purposeful thinker and writer. Many of the important issues of the day were delved into and crafted into article after article from his office. Indeed it was an exciting time. 

In the month of Av in the year 2010 my husband and I made Aliya to Eretz Yisrael, finally a dream come true for me. Also in that same year, 2010, Rabbi Wolpin and his wife, ybl”ch Devorah, finally came to Eretz Yisrael, where Rabbi Wolpin was able to fulfill his dream of Learning in the Great Yeshiva a/k/a Eretz Yisrael, following in the footsteps of many sages who lived and are now resting in the holiness of the soil.

In his last days, Rabbi Wolpin was hospitalized and comforted by his family and close friends. The Rabbi, thinker and writer, was niftar late Monday night, 29 Nisan.

I’m sure that Rabbi Wolpin was greeted in the great Repository of Scripture by all the Rabbonim that he brought to life with his skilled pen in the pages of the Jewish Observer – Nisson from Nisan to the Great Yeshiva shel Mallah. 

Yehi zichro baruch




HaRoeh Es HaNolad - "Who is wise: One who sees that which is to be born”  (Avot: 2:9 - Ethics of Fathers)

26 April 2017

At The Conclusion of Project Gotham Shield

As a Follow-up to the Conclusion of the Project Gotham Shield, we hope it does not happen, and Reb Nir ben Artzi has said there would be NO NUCLEAR WAR, the following is put forth ‘just in case’.

The following appeared on ZeroHedge:

While North Korean provocations have received the most attention in recent weeks, government officials remain at least as concerned about the possibility of an attack by terrorists or other "non-state" actors. In these scenarios, a nuclear device might be secreted into a ship, or some other delivery device, and exploded at ground level.

The largest nuclear blasts would create a fireball a mile in diameter and temperatures as hot as the surface of the sun, followed quickly by winds greater than the force of a hurricane, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. (North Korea's past nuclear tests have been far smaller, with the largest an estimated 10 kilotons, less than either of the atomic bombs used on Japan in World War II). Radioactive fallout would be carried for miles by the jet stream and surface winds. While little might be done for immediate blast victims, researchers say that the public's response will be crucial.

Resist the instinct to run for the hills

Years of novels, television and movie dramatizations have popularized visions of nuke victims flowing out of cities in unruly masses, seeking out radiation-free air. But experts say that finding a route to safety would range from difficult to impossible, given the droves who would be gridlocking freeways.

Survivors of an immediate blast would be much better served by finding cover. A car is better than the open air, while most houses are considerably safer than a car, particularly if there is room to hunker down in a basement.

"Go as far below ground as possible or in the center of a tall building," says Ready.gov, the website created by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. "The goal is to put as many walls and as much concrete, brick and soil between you and the radioactive material outside." The site recommends staying inside for at least 24 hours, unless authorities recommend coming out sooner.

The sheltering directives go against the basic human instinct to flee and to reunite with family members as quickly as possible, emergency preparedness officials acknowledge. But parents are directed to leave their kids in school or day care, rather than risk driving to them in the radiation-laden atmosphere.

When the Los Angeles area conducted a nuclear-threat exercise in 2010 called Operation Golden Phoenix, Lawrence Livermore's health physicist Buddemeier presented a model of a possible terrorist attack near Universal Studios Hollywood. His findings showed that 285,000 could die or get radiation sickness. But the vast majority of those, about 240,000, would be spared if they could find their way to basements or other more substantial shelters.

Those findings are common knowledge among public health officials and the subject of routine meetings like the one last month near Washington, D.C., of the National Council on Radiation Protection. Yet there is a "gap" between expert knowledge about these best practices and "getting it all the way into the public consciousness ... to keep them and their families safe," Buddemeier said.

Read the full article at the ZeroHedge link above.

Watch for Moon, Mars, Aldebaran after Sunset April 27

Amazing Creations of HaShem
Moon, Mars, Aldebaran after Sunset -
Venus brightest appearance in the Morning Sky

On April 27 the crescent moon makes a brief appearance just after sunset. The moon passes rather close to the red star Aldebaran and the ruddy planet Mars over the next few days.

TODAY: NUCLEAR ATTACK DRILL in DC APRIL 26

Washington D.C. To Hold Massive "Coordinated Terror Attack" Drill This Wednesday

April 24-26 2017 — Operation Gotham Shield 2017


Operation Gotham Shield, an exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies and which simulates a nuclear bomb blast over Manhattan, is set to conclude.




Then, as we learned earlier, April 26 is also when the entire Senate will be briefed by Donald Trump and his four top defense and military officials on the situation in North Korea at the White House, an event which Reuters dubbed as "unusual."

April 26 is also when the USS Carl Vinson is expected to finally arrive off the coast of the Korean Penninsula.

Now, in a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the regional association reports that "law enforcement officials and other first responders will participate in a full-scale exercise on April 26 designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region.”

The exercise will be conducted across a widespread geographical area. According to the release, the regional exercise will be staged at six sites in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, and will involve hundreds of police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel and volunteer actors.

The is scheduled to take place near or at George Mason University, and last from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

The statement also advises that the only media availability will be in a one hour block before the exercise, from 7:30am - 8:30am on April 26.

Source: Read More at Zero Hedge

Read more here at: The Gothamist – A host of federal and local agencies began conducting nuclear response drills in the New York and New Jersey area on Monday as part of a four-day long FEMA-led exercise known as Gotham Shield 2017. The drills, which are theoretical and do not involve actual volunteers posing as victims (au contrare), will simulate a scenario in which a 10,000 ton improvised nuclear device goes off on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, FEMA spokeswoman Lauren Lefebvre told Gothamist. MetLife Stadium will serve as the primary response center, and the event will be "focused on interagency and multi state coordination during a nuclear incident,"

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You may also like to view https://youtu.be/4KD5209haQU, from which is a screen capture (notice the two countries highlighted). The screen shot is from a TV Show called JERICO (?). What do you make of this?





Possibly Very Serious Weather Approaching Earth – Is this Nibiru?

"VERY SERIOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS” ABOUT TO IMPACT WORLDWIDE!
[i.e. Nibiru System Approaching*see last video displayed below]



(h/t absolutetruth)

BP Earth reported on this, it was the CME [coronal mass ejection] that occurred about 4 days ago that caused the Coast to Coast blackout two days ago, that made all the sense to me, I saw the large coronal hole presently on the sun and that will produce solar winds but no plasma release, that wind will be millions of miles an hour, you could look for yourself on the monitors. Incidentally the blackout we had just a day ago happened all around the world, they just did not report it to us. Now it appears that we are being warn of potentially bad weather coming our way.

GRAPH:  Overloaded Transformers from Electrical Currents Hitting Earth
BUT FROM WHERE? THE SUN’s CORONAL HOLE? CME?
















BP EARTHWATCH:  EARTH DAY AURORAS
Power Outage Update/Solar Wind Speed 1.678 Million MPH



BP EARTHWATCH:  NEW SOLAR CME/PLANETARY ALIGNMENT



REPOST FROM WSO and Steve Olson




And the leading website for Nibiru and Earth Changes, WSO, gives us an explanation for some of the Earth’s unusual activity (Solar, Magnetosphere, :

"Big Planet on Allsky is a Match - Plus SPACE WEATHER Pressure On Earth Unyielding" [This Big Planet Video can be seen at Shirat Devorah: Nibiru is Right Here, in Queensland Australia who has a front row seat (in Australia) for this one. 


The Serious Weather Approaching seems verified in the chart at the near end of this video which shows activity in the coming days of April. We shall wait and see, of course, how HaShem allows what may occur.

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This post was prepared several days ago, adding today only the Big Planet on Allsky video from WSO.

25 April 2017

Sefirat HaOmer III – Tiferet

Sefiras HaOmer: Week 3
Tuesday, April 25, at Nightfall begins the third week of the Omer

WEEK 3 ― TIFERET ― HARMONY, COMPASSION

During the third week of Counting the Omer, we examine the emotional attribute of Tiferet or compassion. Tiferet blends and harmonizes the free outpouring love of Chesed with the discipline of Gevurah. Tiferet possesses this power by introducing a third dimension ― the dimension of truth, which is neither love nor discipline and therefore can integrate the two. Truth is accessed through selflessness: rising above your ego and your predispositions, enabling you to realize truth. Truth gives you a clear and objective picture of yours and others' needs. This quality gives Tiferet its name, which means beauty: it blends the differing colors of love and discipline, and this harmony makes it beautiful.

Day 15 ― Chesed of Tiferet: Loving-kindness in Compassion

Examine the love aspect of compassion. Ask yourself: Is my compassion tender and loving or does it come across as pity? Is my sympathy condescending and patronizing? Even if my intention is otherwise, do others perceive it as such? Does my compassion overflow with love and warmth; is it expressed with enthusiasm, or is it static and lifeless?

Day 16 ― Gevurah of Tiferet: Discipline in Compassion

For compassion to be effective and healthy it needs to be disciplined and focused. It requires discretion both to whom you express compassion, and in the measure of the compassion itself. It is recognizing when compassion should be expressed and when it should be withheld or limited. Discipline in compassion is knowing that being truly compassionate sometimes requires withholding compassion. Because compassion is not an expression of the bestower's needs but a response to the recipient's needs.

Day 17 ― Tiferet of Tiferet: Compassion in Compassion

True compassion is limitless. It is not an extension of your needs and defined by your limited perspective. Compassion for another is achieved by having a selfless attitude, rising above yourself and placing yourself in the other person's situation and experience. Am I prepared and able to do that? If not, why? Do I express and actualize the compassion and empathy in my heart? What blocks me from expressing it? Is my compassion compassionate or self-serving? Is it compassion that comes out of guilt rather than genuine empathy? How does that affect and distort my compassion? Test yourself by seeing if you express compassion even when you don't feel guilty.

Day 18 ― Netzach of Tiferet: Endurance in Compassion

Is my compassion enduring and consistent? Is it reliable or whimsical? Does it prevail among other forces in my life? Do I have the capacity to be compassionate even when I'm busy with other activities or only when it's comfortable for me? Am I ready to stand up and fight for another?

Day 19 ― Hod of Tiferet: Humility in Compassion

If compassion is not to be condescending, it must include humility. Hod is recognizing that my ability to be compassionate and giving does not make me better than the recipient; it is the acknowledgment and appreciation that by creating one who needs compassion God gave me the gift of being able to bestow compassion. Thus there is no place for haughtiness in compassion. Do I feel superior because I am compassionate? Do I look down at those that need my compassion? Am I humble and thankful to God for giving me the ability to have compassion for others?

Day 20 ― Yesod of Tiferet: Bonding in Compassion

For compassion to be fully realized, it needs bonding. It requires creating a channel between giver and receiver; a mutuality that extends beyond the moment of need. A bond that continues to live on. That is the most gratifying result of true compassion. Do you bond with the one you have compassion for, or do you remain apart? Does your interaction achieve anything beyond a single act of sympathy?

Day 21 ― Malchut of Tiferet: Nobility in Compassion

Examine the dignity of your compassion. For compassion to be complete (and enhance the other six aspects of compassion) it must recognize and appreciate individual sovereignty. It should boost self-esteem and cultivate human dignity. Both your own dignity and the dignity of the one benefiting from your compassion. Is my compassion expressed in a dignified manner? Does it elicit dignity in others? Do I recognize the fact that when I experience compassion as dignified it will reflect reciprocally in the one who receives compassion?

Gog U’Magog – “It is time for 'in its time I will hasten it’"

One must read Reb Dov’s newest post over at End of Days blog. Rev Dov has been keeping us aware of the Torah’s perspective on the END OF DAYS with full sources from TaNaCK (Torah, Neviim, Chumash, Kesuvim).

In The Two Legged Goat, Reb Dov weaves together the Korbanos, with Eisav, Se’ir, Korea and Gog UMagog. So move back from the edge of your seats and read intently.

The Zohar quotes a verse in Isaiah which describes this catastrophic war with the country at the edge of the world.

The sword of Hashem is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Hashem hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. Isaiah 34:6

“Bozrah is a Shi’ite city in Iraq, technically controlled by Iran,” […] Bozrah is described in the Zohar as aligned with the country at the edge of the world, which […]is North Korea. This is the Biblical source for this unholy and unlikely connection between Iran, named as Bozrah, and North Korea, described as the edge of the earth. Edom, their common enemy, is the Western World.”

We seem to be moving into, “It is time for 'in its time I will hasten it’, as Reb Dov comments at IsraelRising: North Korea End Time .

If you have not seen this video, now is the time:





Sources:
IsraelRising
Shirat Devorah
Yeranen Yaakov
EndofDays

24 April 2017

MEIR ETTINGER (continued) – ארדוף אויבי ואשיגם 2/24

כ"ח ניסן התשע”ז ארדוף אויבי ואשיגם

במאמר הקודם הקפנו את התיקון המפורט של ספירת החסד, כעת נתקדם אל ספירת הגבורה ותיקון המצב הביטחוני
בס"ד.
לאחר השבוע הראשון שבו עסקנו במצוות יישוב הארץ בשבוע השני של ספירת העומר המוקדש כולו לספירת הגבורה אנחנו עסוקים בשיפור המצב הביטחוני בשאיפה להגיע לכך שתהיה 'יד ישראל תקיפה' על אויבינו.
כמו שראינו בנוגע ליישוב הארץ כך גם בנוגע לתיקון ההיבט הבטחוני ישנה התכללות – השלכות מעשיות של הפגמים השונים מכל התחומים על הרפיסות הביטחונית של הממסד, לכן תיקון הגבורה עובר גם דרך כל הספירות האחרות.
את שיפור המצב הבטחוני נתחיל בחסד שבגבורה – כדי להילחם כמו שצריך באויבי ישראל אנחנו מוכרחים להיות בטוחים בצדקת דרכנו ובזכותנו על הארץ. כאשר חלקים מעם ישראל מלאים בספקות בנוגע לזכותנו על הארץ, המלחמה באוייב מצטיירת ככיבוש והחוסן הלאומי נחלש. לכן כצעד ראשון עוד לפני ההתחמשות הצבאית ובחינת האפשרויות המעשיות על ממשל יהודי להביע ריבונות בלתי מסוייגת על כל חלקי ארצנו. רק כך יתאפשר לאנשי הצבא להילחם בעוז באלו שאינם מכירים בשלטון היהודי בארץ ישראל.
כעת לאחר שאנחנו מצוידים באמונה בצדקת דרכנו, נוכל לצעוד אל הלוז של השבוע הנוכחי הגבורה שבגבורה - ניצחון בקרב אינו תלוי רק בגודל הצבא ובאמצעים הטכנולוגיים העומדים לרשותו. מניסיוננו אנחנו יודעים שגם ארגוני טרור קטנים וחסרי אמצעים הצליחו להגיע לשוויון מול צה"ל הגדול והחזק. הסיבה לכך הוא הפגם בגבורה שבגבורה – שהתיקון שלו הוא פשוט להיות גיבורים. כמו שמלמד ר' נחמן: "עיקר הגבורה היא בלב. כי הגבור אין לו שום פחד, ועיקר הגבורה הוא בלב דהיינו מי שלבו חזק, אינו מתיירא משום דבר ורץ לתוך קשרי המלחמה, ומתגבר על ידי חוזק ואומץ ליבו". גבורה כזו מתגלה רק כאשר נזכור "כי ה' הוא הנותן לך כוח לעשות חיל", כאשר נפסזיק להישען על עצמנו ועל כוחנו הדל, אז ניזכר כי אין מעצור לה' להושיע ברב ובמעט.
גם לאחר שהתמלאנו ברוח גבורה צריך להתגבר על המכשולים המשפטיים המוכרים לנו ממערכת המשפט הקושרת את ידי הצבא במלחמה מול האויב. זהו כבר תיקון  תפארת שבגבורה – מלחמות ישראל צריכות להישען על מוסר המלחמה היהודי כפי שהוא נקבע במשפט העברי, ולא להצטדק על פי חוקים מעוותים ואנושיים. מלחמה מרוסנת על פי ההלכה הופכת למלחמת מצווה כזו שמעדנת את נפשם של הלוחמים ומשפיעה עליהם רוח קדושה.
המגבלה הנפשית הבאה המוכרת לנו כאשר אנחנו רוצים להילחם באויב הוא החשש 'מה יאמרו הגויים' חשש זה שקשור לפעילות משרד החוץ נובע מהתלות באומות העולם. בפרט עולה טענה זו כאשר עולה הדרישה לעצור את הפיגועים כפי הוראת הרבי מלובביץ' זי"ע שאמר ש"הדרך היחידה למנוע פעילות חבלנית היא באמצעות פעולות תגמול".  טוענים אנשים שפעולות תגמול עלולות לגרור פגיעה ביהודים ברחבי הגלות. המענה לזה לפי תיקון הנצח שבחסד הוא עידוד העלייה וחיסול הגלות כחלק משינוי מדיניות החוץ מתלות באומות העולם להפצת התורה וחכמתה אל כל יושבי תבל.
ונגיד שתחסל את ארוגני הטרור ואז מה? הערבים הרי לא הולכים ללכת מכאן לשום מקום... מכירים את הטענה הזו? בשמה אנשים הוזים שלום דמיוני ומסכנים את חיי כולנו.
אז מה התשובה? – תיקון ההוד שבגבורההוא לענות ש.. הם כן הולכים ללכת מכאן... גם אם צריך קצת אורך רוח, פיתרון שלם תלוי בעידוד ההגירה על בסיס שלוש האיגרות ששלח יהושוע בן נון.
האיום הבטחוני הוא הסימפטום של האיום הקיומי – סכנת ההתבוללות, עד כדי כך שהתורה מזהירה שאילו לא תתקיים מצוות הורשת הארץ אז יהפכו יושבי הארץ "לשיכים בעיניכם ולצנינים בצידכם", כשהמטרה היא למנוע את ההשפעה השלילית הרוחנית על עם ישראל. ממילא כל התעסקות בהיבט הביטחוני ללא תשומת לב לקיום המצווה "לא ישבו בארצך פן יחטיאו אותך לי" תוליד פתרונות חלקיים שלא יועילו לאורך זמן.
היסוד הוא עולם הערכים והרוח שתיקונו תלוי באיחוד התורה והמדע. גם בנוגע למצב הבטחוני ידוע לכל שהאווירה באוניברסיטאות ואצל 'אנשי הרוח' המוכרת כ'שמאלנית' רואה בגבורה ובערכים המסתעפים כנקמה וההבדלה בין ישראל לעמים - ערכים שליליים ולא מוסריים. שיבוש זה המתגלגל אלינו דרך התקשורת הוא אולי הפוגע ביותר, והגורם המרכזי לאובדן רוח הלחימה ובחולשה שלנו מול אויבי ישראל. תיקון היסוד שבגבורההוא תקון מערכות החינוך ועולם הרוח. עלינו ללמוד וללמד על חשיבות הגבורה בשעת הצורך ובשבח הנקמה 'במילתא' כפי שאומרים חז"ל, תיקון זה מתחיל דווקא אצל אנשי הרוח המעצבים את עולם הערכים הלאומי 'ישמח צדיק כי חזה נקם וכו'.
ולסיום השבוע  מלכות שבגבורה – לפני היציאה למלחמה עומד כהן משוח מלחמה ומכין את הצבא בהכנה רוחנית לקראת היציאה לקרב. "האיש הירא ורך הלבב – ישוב וילך לביתו", הבמלחמה ישנם סכנות רבות. מצד אחד המלחמה עלולה להשחית את הנפש ולעורר יצרים שלילייים ומצד שני עלולים ליפול בתפיסה המוטעית ש"כוחי ועוצם ידי עשה לי את החיל הזה". מבית המקדש בא הכהן המלמד אותנו שאת כוחנו להילחם באוייב אנחנו מקבלים רק בסיייעתא דשמיא וללא כל השענות על כוחנו הפרטי. כמו שאמר שלמה בתפילתו  "כי-יצא עמך למלחמה על-אויבו בדרך אשר תשלחם. והתפללו אל ה' דרך העיר אשר בחרת בה והבית אשר בניתי לשמך. ושמעת השמים את-תפלתם ואת-תחנתם ועשית משפטם".
לבסוף תגיע ההמתקה  - עם בניין המקדש יתגשם החזון של 'ונהרו אליו כל הגויים' לאורו של המקדש יתבטלו וייכנעו כל אויבי ישראל אז נוכל לקיים את הנבואה של "וכתתו חרבותם לאיתים".

MARCH OF THE LIVING (live on A7)

They Thought They Would Get Rid of the Jewish People

But . . .

Hashem Has Revived His People and the Jewish Nation




















The Best Speaker was MK Naftali Bennett




"The possibility of holding this Torah scroll, which itself is a survivor of the Nazis, while standing together with dozens of Holocaust survivors, hundreds of IDF soldiers, the families of terror victims and injured IDF soldiers, and thousands of Jewish youth from around the world - is itself proof of Israel's spiritual greatness and the fact that we are an eternal people," Bennett said.

"In this Torah scroll, which I am holding now, it says, 'The blood of your brethren is screaming to Me from the earth.' This is what I feel now, when I hold this Torah scroll, a scroll which saw so many horrors, which saw the worst period in Jewish history. Yet, this scroll survived and merited to arrive in Israel.

"Today, standing in Auschwitz, we must remember that we have received our greatest gift, the gift of the State of Israel."



And a Very Emotional Presentation by Holocaust Survivor Mosberg













Also an Interesting Presentation by Elisha Wiesel, son of Eli Wiesel

Yom HaShoah Remembrance – IN ISRAEL




Yom HaShoah: A large portion of Israel’s nearly 200,000 survivors live in poverty. 

A 2015 survey by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel found that one quarter of Israeli survivors can’t afford medicine, while 30 percent sometimes go without food. Two-thirds say they are “distressed” by their financial situation. 

“There are still gaps between the response and what’s needed,” Roni Klinsky, the foundation’s CEO, told JTA in 2014. In the past, “people got less help and weren’t organized enough to get assistance. The survivor issue wasn’t a high priority.” Dry Bones


Remembrance?
“The state’s attitude toward survivors may affect the memory of the Holocaust for future generations.”

As The Jerusalem Post’s legal affairs reporter Yonah Jeremy Bob wrote, Shapira warned that time is running out and the government must improvement things for survivors, whose average age is 85. According to the report, 16,000 survivors are waiting, some for years, to receive subsidized housing for which their eligibility has already been approved. In addition, in 2014 and 2015, NIS 60 million earmarked as aid to elderly survivors was never used for that purpose due to lack of oversight and of plans by the Social Equality Ministry to use the funds.

Likewise in 2016, the ministry used only NIS 4.3m. out of NIS 40m. sum budgeted for survivors. JPost