24 January 2008

Deep, Dark, Sleep of Complacency

In Response to Nava's article


I just received a beautiful Dvar Torah, from a well-known email list that gave over one Rabbi’s [not mentioning his name out of respect] words about “Tzipisa L’Yeshua--did you await the Geula--and if hopefully so--how … ?”

It began with: “…Chazal (Shabbos 31A) record that one of the six questions that a person is asked after 120 years is “Tzipisa L’Yeshua--did you wait for the redemption?” Obviously, if this is one of the first six inquiries made by the Heavenly Court, it must be quite important, and have a special source….”

Then says: “…The Chofetz Chaim writes that if one does not live a life
in which he demonstrates a longing for the Geulah....”

And also adds: In “last week’s Parsha, Miriam together with “Kol HaNoshim”
(Shemos 15:20)--all the women, went out … they were prepared
[with tambourines] for the Geula …. We too must demonstrate
that we are readying ourselves… HaRav Nosson Wachtfogel, Z’tl,
had a packed suitcase handy … another Rabbi had special clothing
to greet the Moshiach….”

SO, how are we preparing for Tzipisa L’yeshua ?

Ask your neighbor, how he/she is preparing?
You may get a blank look, a way-off stare.
Either the concept is there on their bookshelves with all the other
Torah concepts wrapped in leather, or it just has not entered the mind
that is so busy looking for which hotel to spend Pesach,
planning Purim themes,
deciding which summer bungalow group to join,
what vacation and where to visit this year!
And how to get to all the new fancy shmancy shops that just opened-up featuring designer this and that?
Not to mention which night of the week to squeeze in time with the kids,
when after all there are 21 simchas for just this week alone.


You’ve got to read this one! [thanks to rafi at lifeinisrael.blogspot.com]
It was made about clarifying our Judaic priorities. Are you ready for this?

"… We are talking about people who for wealth and money are willing to sacrifice one of the most basic concepts that has made Judaism unique through all the generations and … corrupt the minds of thousands of simple Jews without them even knowing."

Now, let me explain what this REALLY means:

"… In other words, we are talking about people
[Israeli politicians]
who for wealth and money are willing to sacrifice
[divide and give away]
one of the most basic concepts
[not a concept, a real Holy City, our Yerushalayim]
that has made Judaism unique
[the place of Avraham Avinu and the Akeida, the brainchild of Dovid HaMelech, the life’s work of Shlomo HaMelech]
through all the generations
[since the G.od of the world gave the Land of Eretz HaKodesh to the Jewish People]
and to corrupt the minds of thousands of simple Jews
[by displacing them from their homes, lives, and sense of security]
without them even knowing
[this very day SHE is negotiating with the enemy
and the Israeli People’s future is hanging in the balance].

Are we reading any headlines splashed on the front pages of our papers
alerting us to the coming Geula, as many in Israel are acutely aware?

BUT ONLY ON PAGES 129, 130 and 131 were these words of
wisdom and warning relegated:

On page 129 Rav Shmuel Auerbach: THE YISHUV IS IN DANGER!
As reported in Sha’ah Tova … a Siyum in Kollel Ran in Ramot,
Rav Auerback, Rosh Yeshiva of Maalos HaTorah, spoke about the recent
international pressure to give YERUSHALAYIM to the Arabs. [and it goes on]

On page 130, the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe speaks about the Americans,
Bush, the Israeli Elites, and the GEULA. The same Sha’ah Tova
conducted an interview with the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe.
It appears as a long series of Q&As spread over two and a half pages.

AND WITH THE PEOPLE, because they just can’t believe that it is real.
The Yeshua is coming – quickly – whether we like it or not.

In Parshas Shelach we read, the Rabbis brought back their report
and the people were scared! The Meraglim had done their work well!

[The Lubavitcher Rebbe and others even today] say we are the reincarnated
neshomas of the dor of Yetzias Mitzrayim.
That means, the meraglim are with us to this day.
And since they didn’t want to go into Eretz HaKodesh,
the Land upon which the Eyes of Hashem are fixed from one end of the year
to the next, I would presume that they can be found in America,
France, England, Germany, and any other country where the Jews are still!

Let’s get beyond the rhetoric!
How many times can we hear the same-old, same-old, while we continue
to slip deeper into that dark, deep sleep of complacency.

prepare [with a Cheshbon HaNefesh = T'shuva] for that awesome day,
grab those tambourines and suitcases,
exchange that shmancy A.Z. sheitel for a tzanua mitpachat,
buy those tickets and fly to Eretz Hakodesh
[and you absentee landlords – come live in all those apartments
you bought up and caused havoc among the rental community] ------------------------------because YERUSHALAYIM needs you!

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