09 December 2016

The Closest to a Prophet of Shamayim in Our Times


In Defense of Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi
The following is from ShiratDevorah and I concur and publish this for all my readers to learn that these days are one of “Sifting the wheat from the chaff”.

Translation of the response from Rabbi Mizrachi:

Rabbi Mizrachi sent in response: Again and again, those zealous, fight-inducing people are expending efforts to harm the Teshuva campaign that embraces the world which I have been successful in building for 23 years of back-breaking work. It does not interest them that every year, there are many thousands of Ba'alei Teshuva in Israel and the world. As far as they're concerned, all of them would be lost forever - the main thing is their claims about what I said in its time many years ago regarding the terrible assimilation that preceded the Holocaust and caused many people with Jewish names not being Jewish according to Halacha and the Torah, something that anyone with a brain and truth knows - and that is exactly the situation in the US today.

Every time before I come to a speaking tour in Israel, whereby thousands of Jews are strengthened, amazingly those claims again start tweeting. Baruch Hashem, I work for Hashem and not for them, and we continue to grow every month Baruch Hashem just like it was from the day I started working. On the day that they will stop inventing lies and accusations against me, I will know that I have finished my mission for Am Yisrael.


From Yaak: Rabbi Mizrachi and his ideas should continue to grow
From Shirat Devorah: In Defense of Rabbi Mizrachi

I would have posted this yesterday, but here in Yerushalayim we bring in Shabbat 40 minutes earlier Erev Shabbat, and I spent all day Thursday preparing and cooking for the Shabbat. My greatest pleasure.

If anyone would like to join in defense of Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, please add your comment here and at the above two blog links. We need to take a stand for the Torah.


By Roy S. Neuberger

“Yaakov … took from the stones of the place, which he arranged around his head …” (Beraishis 28:11) “because he was afraid of dangerous animals.” (Rashi)

How does a row of stones protect a person from dangerous animals?

Yaakov Avinu was doing his best, but, for real protection, he needed shmira from Hashem, and this – obviously – he received. The entire history of Am Yisroel is a history of protection from Above that is completely beyond the bounds of nature. If Hashem looks favorably upon us, then we can survive anything. Our Father Yaakov was indispensable in world history. His children would become “mamleches kohanim v’goy kadosh.” (Shemos 19:6) They would save mankind. He needed to survive.

My friends, as I write these words, Israel is burning!

We have to understand why this is happening. We can drop chemicals from airplanes, but we have to understand why there are fires. Just as the stones did not save Yaakov Avinu, so fire retardant will not extinguish the hatred against us.

My wife and I were married while we were still undergraduates at the University of Michigan. We had not yet discovered Torah. As a result, our marriage was very shaky. Years later, we found out why. “Rabbi Akiva expounded: a husband and wife, if they merit it, then the Divine Presence is between them. But if they do not merit it, [then] fire consumes them.” (Sotah 17a)

Many years ago, I wrote the following: “If the Presence of G-d is not in the home, there is a ravaging fire. The Hebrew word for ‘fire’ is ‘aish.’ The name of G-d is spelled with the letter ‘yud’ and the letter ‘hay.’ If you add ‘yud’ to ‘aish’ you get ‘ish,’ ‘husband’ in Hebrew. If you add ‘hay’ to ‘aish’ you get ‘ishah,’ ‘wife’ in Hebrew. In other words, if you add the Name of G-d to the fire … G-d controls the fire so that it gives life but does not destroy. Without the name of G-d, the fire rages uncontrollably, destroying everything in its path. Why do you think so many homes are on fire? G-d has not been allowed to enter.” (From Central Park to Sinai: How I Found My Jewish Soul)

Torah is compared to water. As Chazal say, “There is no (metaphoric) meaning for ‘water’ other than ‘Torah.’” (Bava Kamma 82a) If Torah had not saved our marriage, then the fire would, G-d forbid, have engulfed it.

The entire House of Israel needs to be totally filled with Torah. Nothing else will extinguish the flames. We are not speaking only about our brothers and sisters in the path of the current fires. This includes Jews in every corner of the world. The flames are burning everywhere: “kol Yisroel araivim ze ba’ze … all Jews are guarantors for one another.” (Shevuos 39a)

Every day we say “Mashiv ha-ruach u-morid ha-geshem,” but it is not raining this year. The Land is dry. Our enemies cannot start fires unless the Land is dry!

Why is it not raining?

Just after Sukkos, a few drops fell in the Holy Land,

but the rains did not continue. Now the Land is thirsting for water.

We don’t have to look far to understand. Do we not say every day, “Beware, lest your hearts be seduced and you turn astray and serve gods of others and bow to them. Then the wrath of Hashem will blaze against you. He will restrain the heaven so there will be no rain ….” (Shema)

And listen to the words of the Novi: “This people has a wayward and rebellious heart. They have turned astray … and they did not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear Hashem our G-d, Who supplies rain – early rain and late rain – in its proper time …!’” (Yirmiah 5:23)

It is not good enough that “some” of Hashem’s children are loyal. The time has come to understand that, in order for all of us to survive, the entire House of Israel must come back to our Father in teshuva! After thousands of years and oceans of tears, why are we so stubborn! What are we waiting for? Do we not all desire life? Only when we jump together into the Sea of Torah will Hashem douse the flames!

“From His right hand …[Hashem] presented the fiery Torah to them.” (Dvarim 33:2)  Fire is life. Just as the sun warms the earth and gives us life, so the Torah gives life to the entire cosmos. Death is cold. Without the fire of Torah, we cannot live. But fire is also dangerous!

In a few weeks Am Yisroel will celebrate Chanukah, during which we light flames each night until we reach eight, a number which is beyond this world, which consists of seven days and seven millennia. The eighth day is eternity. The fiery Torah takes us from this world to the World of Truth, the Realm of Hashem. This is the Fire of Life, which burns eternally.

If we keep close to the Torah, then we will live! The Torah will warm us as the sun warms the earth. The choice is ours, but, in reality, Torah is not optional. We have been given free will, but we have to know that cosmic consequences hang on whether we make the correct choice. Fire can heal or destroy; rains can heal or destroy. If we love the Torah and bring it into our home, Hashem will give us fire and water in perfect balance and we will live to see the world of Moshiach!

“Remember [Yaakov] who carried his staff and crossed the Yarden’s water. He dedicated his heart and rolled a stone off the mouth of a well of water, as when he wrestled with an angel composed of fire and water. Therefore You pledged to remain with him through fire and water. For his sake, do not hold back water!” (Tefillas Geshem)

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

© Copyright 2016 by Roy S. Neuberger

08 December 2016

A Child’s Dreams

More About A Child’s Dreams – and Prophecy

[. . . ]my daughter had another dream last week after many months with none.

"This time she said Avraham and Sarah were our parents and we all lived in a castle in Yerushalayim. Sarah gave us pretty jewelry to wear and nice clothes. We went to the Beit Hamikdash whenever we wanted. She said we could drive there if we wanted in special cars that drove without drivers or a wheel. You just told the car where to go and it went super fast and never had an accident. (We are promised amazing technology and we are already on the way to computerized self-driving cars but she doesn't know that!)

"She said America (she might have meant all of the world as she really doesn't know areas or names of places outside of Israel) had red all over it. When I asked her to clarify if it was blood or fire or dirt/dust she said definitely like dust. (Sounds like the red dust we can see already in certain areas.) Then she said the sky cleared up and Hashem moved all of America (or the whole world) close to Israel. (It sounds like what I've read about all of the tectonic plates being together originally and then they were separated. Is it written that Hashem will move them back to form one continent after Moshiach? If so, that is wild that she knew that! She doesn't know that continents can move so it is all pretty amazing!)

"She said we ate candy but it was really healthy. She said no one was fat anymore. (We will have only healthy nutritious food then!)

"She said we each had a rainbow over each of our houses to protect us. Rain fell around it but not onto our house. She said it followed people around as well. She said the air and sky were different. Much thicker so you couldn't see through it looking up but you could see far when looking straight. (These are also things that will happen as the atmosphere will be different as in times before Noach so we can live longer and healthier. We are promised a new special rainbow as well.)

"[. . . ]the sure thing is that it is prophecy as she never would have been able to think these things up."

Earlier Dreams: 

Prophecy in Our Days is Given …

Prophecy in our Days – Part II

Restoration of Prophecy

07 December 2016

This Winter Brings More Than Freezing Inclement Weather

Chicago breaks 1940 snowfall record...
Wall of snow in NDakota...
-35° ...

"Otradovec could barely get out of her house because the 30-40 mph winds moved the snow in front of her door. Wind chills of 30 below were expected across the region on Wednesday morning with a winter weather advisory for blowing snow and the potential for more snow, but little accumulation.” Follow this link Snow Door to see what one woman found when she opened her door to go outside.

SUPPORT your Immune System * 
(consult your Health Practitioner)

Did you know that "for 17 days after receiving a flu shot you can give others around you the flu"

What Dr. Group Takes/Recommends (to bolster the Immune System) Daily:

Probiotic (once or twice daily during flu season)

Winter Sun (Vit D3)
Survival Shield
Oregano Oil
Silver Colloidal
Reduce Stress Level

Some of these items can be found at Infowars Health or your local health/organic food store.

Get ready for the chill! Forecasters predict temperatures could fall 35 degrees BELOW average as a polar plunge sweeps across the country.
Forecasters say temperatures will take a massive plunge over the next few days.  Arctic winds are sweeping across the country in a massive jet stream this week.  Temperatures in some parts of the U.S. will be as much as 35 below average.  Snow's forecast in the High Plains, and also the Mississippi Valley and northeast.  Even Texas will be chilly, will Dallas expected to have its coldest day since 2015 .

New Flu Shot Released:

"Her toddler suddenly paralyzed, mother tries to solve a vexing medical mystery"

In the last year more than 100 children across 34 US states have developed mysterious paralysis called acute flaccid myelitis. Previously, researchers believed the cause could be a virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) but less than a fifth of children tested positive. Now, a 6-year-old with paralysis tested positive for enterovirus C105. This is a newly-discovered virus in the same family as polio.  (an alarming article on DailyMail and also on NBCnews)

Video link:  New Virus Causing … Paralysis …

**Nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, Brazil nuts and peanuts) and peanuts are high in fibre, magnesium, and polyunsaturated fats - nutrients that are beneficial for cutting cardiovascular disease risk  (Dagfinn Aune, Imperial College London)


*by NOT taking the government sponsored flu vaccine if you are among the elderly

NOTE:  Every year during the winter months in Israel, one should support the immune system with choice supplements, get a lot of sleep, eat variety of foods, try not to be in crowds (:-)), watch what you touch with your hands when out in public (and do not put your hands in eyes, nose, ears, mouth – pathways to receive germs) and wash them with soap and very warm water soon as you get home.

Earth / Jupiter / Google

its cute, no?



By Dena Feldbaum

An oasis, that is how I describe the place I visited this weekend. 2 nights and three days in an oasis. It wasn’t the type where there is a well of water in the desert, you arrive dying of thirst and in need of a shady tree.

This oasis was of an emotional spiritual type. In our everyday life, we see people mistreating each other, people so busy on cell phones that they have no time for one another and children engrossed in fantasy games. Common denominator is self-centered behavior.

I arrived in the muddy cold rain. Sidewalks are just a few stones. The “houses” were mobile homes. There are no televisions, no dishwashers, most families own no dryer, microwave or other such “essentials”. The children own no ipads, iphones, or tablets. They play outside until the streetlights come on! If it is too cold or rainy they play in each other’s homes. Every time I visit they kids come from one family to the next and play for hours, they eat dinner with the host family and it is spontaneous fun. There are no pre-arranged play dates, that is an idea that never enters their minds.

Ran out of sugar? Need some extra blankets, pacifiers, financial loan? No problem to walk over to a neighbor and borrow. Having guests and need a place for them to sleep? No problem, everyone offers their home when they go away. After birth? A death in the family? A family wedding or event? Count on the whole community to bake and help make the arrangements. Need a ride out of the community? People offer rides to anyone going their way.

The children! How pure and happy they are. They put on plays that they write, take care of siblings and help with chores. What amazes me is the connection between parents and children, they walk around arm in arm, and they really communicate between them. Parents are home at night and deep discussions are the norm. There are father-son learning programs every weekend, mother-daughter classes and affairs. There are classes for couples and evenings around a campfire for family enjoyment.

I wished I was young enough to do it all over again and raise my kids here. These homes are exactly what I had always dreamt of. Hearing families sing together and telling each other all about their week, going to the park to play together. I even saw a daughter putting rubber bands in her daddy’s hair while everyone laughed including the father.

Two years ago they were snowed in. For over a week they were unable to leave the community. During that time they had no electric power or water. They boiled snow on a gas stove! No complaints and no anger.
Whenever I visit people there they greet me with warmth and share their lives with me. It is so nice to get to know these families, there is a woman that in addition to working sews all of her and her daughter’s dresses, bakes cakes for all around her and babysits for anyone in need.

The land they live on is not fit for growing produce so many grow herbs and small vegetables on their small window sills. The family I visit planted gardens and during the spring it is a sight to see and smell. Come winter and everything blows away. No one moved there to farm, and animals need shelter during the winter months as well.

The view? Beyond your dreams! You can see Jordan, the Dead Sea and surrounding villages. Early morning you hear the Arab call to prayer, a church bell, and flocks of sheep. There are no machinery sounds, few cars and utter quiet.

This is the beginning of the end of my story. You see this beautiful little community is about to be torn down, it’s people are being “removed” from their homes. This warm community where the children have best friends, teachers, schools, after school parties and games, parents have work and religious gatherings is being destroyed.

Every Jewish child dreams of the Chanukah holiday, they make parties, light their menorah, enjoy school vacations, sleep-overs, and gifts. For the children in this community it will be the date that they are forced to leave their homes, for some of those children it is the home they were born in. For the children in this community what present would they like? To be told they won’t be taken out of their bed, their room, their home, their school and separated from their friends. They want their school party, the community games and shows. They want to wake up and find themselves at home.

I arrived there this time knowing it might be my last visit. I tried to memorize each item on the shelf, each picture on the wall, the children’s murals they had painted, even the shopping lists on the fridge. Each game on the shelf, the prayer books neatly arranged, coats on the rack. Those curtains, the bookshelves they built themselves. Tears and nausea were the physical expression for the pain. Sitting listening to their sweet voices raised in song knowing in three weeks they will be homeless made me so sad. For some of these families it is not the first time they are going to experience this, so I am angry and hurt.

News reports call them an “outpost” making it seem like a bunch of hormonal 18 year old guys looking for fight, not a bunch of preschoolers looking to play jump rope. We are not talking about a vigilante group trying to stir up trouble. These are plain simple quiet people just looking for a quiet way to live. Their men and boys serve in the army and are upstanding loyal citizens.

Visiting a family I noticed an unusual candelabra. It was a heap of stones. These were the stones from their former house. Forced out of that home they built the candelabra from it’s rubble. As we sat around the table singing my heart burst from pain and admiration at the same time.

For those that will read this story, for those that might identify with the stories I am talking about the community of Amona. I spent this weekend there as a parent of one of the couples that will be thrown out on Chanuka. Parents of these couples came in masses to spend the weekend with their children bearing cake platters, cookies and nosh, and to bring spirit to the families. There were young couples that also came, they have never met the families here yet they felt compelled to show solidarity. They slept in tents and brought their own food. On Friday in the pouring rain I heard singing and dancing, and then a knock at the door. A group of Yeshiva students danced and sang uplifting songs, and gave us a paper of Torah thoughts.

I asked them where they are from. Sderot. I started crying as I am right now, Sderot is the town that has been in the news for years for missile attacks. They have a 15 second warning to go into their safe room. They have spent endless nights in shelters huddled together to avoid harm. There houses have been damaged by fragments of missiles, broken glass and many suffered personal injuries.

These boys came up from the South without proper rain gear and danced for Amona. They understood the feeling of being alone during attack, they know the feeling of staying positive when all around you is bleak. Those boys came to raise our cheer? Humility crept up on me as it would a few hours later.

The rain was pelting down with high winds and again a knock on the door, a woman from a nearby community bearing a cake and a note- “we love you”. The women from another community came bearing a home baked cake and the same note, they went from one home to the next delivering their goods.

Girls from a nearby high school baked rolls and delivered them door to door. Last night another group of boys, these were American boys showed up bearing a poster wishing the community luck and a chocolate bar attached.

We all gathered for a group brunch. There wasn’t even standing room in the synagogue. I looked at the cabinet that holds the Torah scrolls and saw the inscription “G-d is close to all that call out to Him” (Psalms). Picture every walk of life standing there, colors shades and culture. As the noodle pudding was passed around all exchanged smiles song and dance. One of the guests got up to speak and shared his respect and love for all those present. Children, hundreds of them received little snack bags and ran around their grandparents. There were some families consisting of four generations standing together.

The one word to describe it was love. I asked a few of the people that live there how this made them feel. There answer was the same, they felt loved, but that is all. No answers will come from this outpouring of love, they appreciate it and yet know come Chanuka they will be homeless.

I kept asking what can we do to help them. Networking, telling the world about their plight, explaining their dire situation in real terms, asking for prayers and donations for legal advisors and for moving expenses. One thing they asked was that we explain what the issue really is behind the scenes.

Amona is situated high up on a mountain side. (I hold on for dear life as we drive up the winding road). It serves as a strategic outpost to protect all the neighboring towns down below. If this land would fall into enemy hands the danger is real and immediate to hundreds of people in many towns below. The presence of this community serves to deter that danger. The government encouraged the people to move their and establish a community in order to protect the surrounding towns. Whenever a community is created safety is insured. This has been standing policy all around this small country. There are many communities like Amona, also established with the blessings of the government.

While the government will never allow the land to be inhabited by enemies, they will force the people of Amona to leave. If there really is an owner of the land they won’t want to live there ever, it is not land made for farming or animals. The government threw out the families of Amona in the past, remember the policeman on a horse trampling a young girl? The injured and traumatized are still citizens of Amona. They were moved by the government to different areas in Amona and now are going to be thrown out yet again.

What is needed? Find a way to settle the claim of ownership. Buy out the owner and allow the community to remain. It will cost the government less to do that than to treat the families for emotional illness caused by stress and trauma, unemployment payments for families that worked in the area, child benefits for the children that will suffer post trauma and to establish an army outlook point for the towns below.

The government can pass a regulation allowing the people to remain and bring about a compromise that will be beneficial to both sides. It is a choice; the government just must make that choice.

So what can we do? Share their plight with others, donate to the fund set up at this link. Add some prayers for the community. Let’s try to consider our list of friends, do you know a senator, congressman, president elect, a boss, a businessman, a good journalist, that you could enlist to help, perhaps using their talents to help get the Amona story out?

I am not a writer as you can see, I am not an influential person by any means but just a mother and grandmother that would like to help. So I turn to one and all to pitch in and make this Chanuka a bright and happy holiday for the community of Amona.

Thank you for reading and thank you for your time!

Source: Jewish Press

06 December 2016

The Complex Nature of the Land

Hypocrisy and the Evil of the Erev Rav is Astonishing, But What Can Be Done About It?

"Woe to the journalist or correspondent who haphazardly uses the term “private Palestinian land” without being up-front and honest about the complex nature of the land in question."

We're talking about Amona and other communities in Judea and Samaria

[U]se of the term “West Bank,” a term invented by the Jordanians in 1950 to justify their occupation, is used to undermine the historical fact that Judea and Samaria have always been clearly accepted and understood to be the cradle of Jewish history and civilization, the use of the term “private Palestinian land” is an abuse of the facts and does huge damage to Israel’s credibility and standing.

The earliest internationally recognized document containing a reference to land that was neither private nor public was the British Mandate for Palestine, adopted unanimously by the League of Nations in 1922. In Article 6 it stated: 

“The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.”

The Mandate did not introduce the concept of “waste lands.” Eretz Israel having been occupied by the Ottoman Empire for 400 years meant Ottoman land law was the prevailing law.

The major Ottoman rewrite of land law occurred in 1858, and spoke of five distinct classes of land:

  • Arazi Memluke – freehold lands (private land)
  • Arazi Miri – crown lands belonging to the state (state land)
  • Arazi Mevkufe – lands possessed in mortmain, but tenanted by a kind of copyhold (Wakf land)
  • Arabic Metruke – lands abandoned without cultivation or ostensible ownership Arazi Mewat – dead lands, uncultivated and unappropriated (waste land) And then within these classes there were further classifications.

For example there were four types of private land, two types of Mevkufe land, one of which was land held by the Wakf (a form of Islamic trust), and two types of Metruke land: lands set aside for public use such as access roads, and land left for the use of the inhabitant of the area for use as pasture land.

The Ottoman Land Code (OLC) then went on to elucidate in full the laws about how land (including the many different types) could be acquired, gifted, held, bequeathed and sold. Including many restrictions that applied, depending on the exact type of land.

As well as the OLC, with the arrival of the British, under the Mandate new rules were established such as the Mewat (waste land) Ordinance of 1921. The British authorities also embarked on renewing and completing the official land registry, that had fallen into disarray during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. It is important to note that many complications exist today because they never actually finished the job.

Then the Jordanians arrived (or Trans-Jordanians as they were called at the time) acting pretty much however they wanted to, allocating land to one tribe and taking land from another at a whim.

[. . . .]

Fast-forwarding to today, the result is pandemonium and uncertainty, one of the very reasons the Levy Report called for the establishment of a specific court to deal solely with land issues in Judea and Samaria.

Woe to the journalist or correspondent who haphazardly uses the term “private Palestinian land” without being up-front and honest about the complex nature of the land in question. The better, more accurate term to use is “non-state land.”

Source: Private Land, State Land or Something Else Altogether This entire post is from this JPost article.

05 December 2016

Standing Rock Victory in North Dakota as US Army Corps of Engineers Revokes Pipeline Permits

Standing Rock Victory in North Dakota as US Army Corps of Engineers Revokes Pipeline Permits

After months of increasingly passionate protests against the planned oil pipeline that could have threatened the aquifers of the Sioux tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reversed its permit approval. This means Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, will need to explore a different route for the pipeline.

The decision is a notable victory for Sioux tribes and the thousands of protesters who stood up to what many observers described as a “military police state” of government action against them.

“The Army will not grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location based on the current record,” stated the US Army, reported by Reuters.

Reuters then goes on to predictably pre-blame Donald Trump for future pipeline threats against the Sioux:

Protest organizers had for months argued that crossing the Missouri River adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation presented a danger to their water source. Protests grew over the months, with hundreds of veterans flocking to the camp in recent days to stand against what they say are aggressive tactics from law enforcement.

Activists at the camp were seen hugging each other and letting out Native American war cries on Sunday, but many remained wary, knowing that Trump has voiced support for the line…

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer and Senator John Hoeven, both Republicans who favor the line, blasted the decision, saying it “violates the rule of law and fails to resolve the issue.” Cramer, an adviser to Trump under consideration for a cabinet post, said the president-elect would “restore law and order.”

In truth, President-elect Trump has never stated he supported the pipeline being built across (or underneath) Standing Rock Sioux Reservation land. He only supports the general principle of transporting oil via pipelines. It’s far safer than transporting via rail or ship, it turns out. The real answer is to build these pipelines in places where they don’t threaten Native American lands or water supplies. ArmyCorps Revokes Pipeline …

Also read: Protesters at Dakota Pipeline have noticed unidentified crop dusters spraying chemicals over them late at night. Crop Dusting Lakota Indians. Reports directly from DAPL protestors at Standing Rock that the US Government are using Crop Duster planes to fly over protestors and spray them with chemical agents during the night.

Source: by: Mike Adams, NaturalNews

The 9th of Kislev – An Auspicious Et

The Ninth of Kislev

[t]he 9th of Kislev is a very special time where the gates of tefilot are wide open and Hashem is hearing, accepting and answering our prayers! Like the Ramban wrote: "the 9th year on the 9th month at the 9th hour of the day is a time of happiness and grants from Hashem". and you should know, adds the Chesed L'avraham, "this time is very appropriate for success and is a pipe to bring upon ourselves abundance and redemption."

This very special moment only comes around once every 7 years so we must get ready for it and take advantage of the opportunity granted to us from Hashem. Therefore it is important we take the time to pray and ask Hashem for all we need and desire in a clear and detailed way. In order to do so, we must prepare ourselves and put on paper what is the most important to us so that we can ask it clearly on this very special moment.

Source: The 9th of Kislev a Special Time

For some spirited back and forth about this (below) and more, see the comments on the page Daas Torah

“Come and see: There are times in the year when favor is found, and times in the year when Judgment looms. There are times in the month when favor is found, and times in the month when judgments looms over all. There are times in the week when favor is found, and times in the week when judgments appear in the world. There are times in the day when favorite is found and the world is fragrant, and times in the day when judgments loom – and even in the hour. Thus it is written: [For everything there is a season,] and a time for every matter (under heaven) [Ecclesiastes 3:1], and similarly: [As for me, may my prayer to You, O YHWH, come] at a time of favor… [Psalms 69:14], and similarly: Why, YHWH, do You stand far off, and hide in times of trouble? [Psalms 10:1], and similarly: From afar, YHWH appeared to me [Jeremiah 31:3]. And times when He is near, as it is written: Seek YHWH when He may be found, call to Him when He is near [Isaiah 55:6, i.e. Yom Kippur]; YHWH is near to all who call Him [Psalms 145:18]. Therefore, that he not enter at all times into the sanctuary” (Zohar 3:58a-b).

“From the beginning of the month [of Tishrei] books are opened and judges sit in judgment. Every single day courts are empowered to open proceedings, until the day called ‘ninth of the month.’ On that day judgements all ascend to the Master of Judgment, and a supernal holy throne is prepared for the King. On that day Israel below should rejoice before their Lord, who is ready to sit over them on the holy Throne of Mercy, the Throne of Leniency” (Zohar 3:67a).”


“... and in the ninth Israel was answered by the Sea [cf. BT Shabbat 88a: “Blessed is the Compassionate One Who gave a threefold Law to a threefold people, by the third (namely Moses who was the third child born to his parents), on the third day, in the third month [namely סִיוָן Sivan, the month of מַזַל תְאוּמִים Gemini]. And the ninth hour [the time of מִנחָה] is the hour of merriment, and blessing, and joy; it is the hour of offering in which Elijah was answered, as it is written: And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, (and said, YHWH God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word) [1 Kings 18:36]. It is an assurance to you that the ninth year of the Jubilee will be the most auspicious year, the ninth month [כִּסְלֵו], will be a month of רָצוֹן favor [which shares of gematria of 346 with מָקוֹר source, and שְּׁמוֹ His Name (Exodus 3:13)], and it will be the most auspicious of months. The ninth day of the month will be the most auspicious day of the month, and the ninth hour of the day will be the most auspicious hour of all the hours” (Brit Menuḥa).