22 February 2008

There is NO JERUSALEM Without the Holy Temple!

How does it go … Nero [Olmert] fiddles while Rome [Israel] Burns [Divides] !

“There is no Jerusalem without the Holy Temple, … It is impossible to speak about Jerusalem without mentioning even once the Holy Temple.”

The Jerusalem Conference held a discussion on Jerusalem’s future:
INNews [portions with my editorializing]

One Voice speaking Reality: Journalist Nadav Shragai


“The neighborhoods … between the Jewish French Hill and Arab Sheikh Jarrah are but a few of those that are to be relinquished in an agreement reached by this government,” … “The routes leading to Mt. Scopus and neighborhoods like Pisgat Ze’ev, Neve Ya’akov and Har Homa ARE BEING NEGOTIATED – whether they will have to be accessed via tunnels or covered roads.”

… “Jewish neighborhoods are but a few hundred meters from the Arab ones that would become part of a sovereign Arab state. “… proximity … leave[s] them vulnerable to attack, even by light weaponry - which is possessed by every Palestinian faction.”

…“It is reasonable to assume that ATTACKS WILL CONTINUE even after a final agreement.”

…”Palestinians will not give up on the "Right to Return" – including in Jerusalem. They have documented all the pre-’48 properties and plan on standing by these demands.”

…“The press – of which I am a part – is neglecting to ask the tough questions about the division of Jerusalem,”

Then Demographer Yoram Ettinger went even further … presenting his findings that the birth rate of Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem has in fact already reached parity – with an UPWARD TREND FOR JEWS and DOWNWARD FOR ARABS. “Anyone who believes that relinquishing the Arab neighborhoods will have any demographic benefit is detached from reality,” he said.

“The way Jerusalem is being negotiated personifies the unethical nature of this government,” said Danny Dayan, the new head of the Yesha Council … “Even before Annapolis, the Olmert government obviously put Jerusalem on the table, conceding at least the CLINTON parameters to the PA.”

… the Olmert government is completely willing to lie to the faces of the populace – knowing that the citizenry knows full well they are being lied to – personifies the unethical nature of the current government.

JERUSALEM WITHOUT THE HOLY TEMPLE IS NOT JERUSALEM: Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the founder of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem spoke about his experience …. “Once we liberated the area, I saw the Prime Minister, the president and all sorts of dignitaries entering the Temple Mount. But where did they head? To the Kotel. We arrive at the Temple Mount after 2,000 years – and where did we go? And the Torah world was fully complicit in this – it was not just Moshe Dayan and the government. Humiliation. Complete humiliation.

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Unethical! Absurd! Humiliating!

US Senators Promise: Israel will receive weapons

Senator Lieberman said that today's terrorists are "every bit as fanatical and murderous as the fascists and the communists that we faced and defeated in the last century."

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
"As the second ranking member of the Senate Arms Services Committee, let me assure you that we are going to continue with our strong support," … Israel will be receiving $2.34 billion in military aid… "should anticipate" acquiring 10,000 Joint Attack Missiles (J-DAMs), 2,000 Precision Penetrating bombs and 1,000 Hellfire missiles. He said these are the weapons necessary for Israel to do "the things that you need to do for our mutual protection in the Middle East." [Oh, does this mean that Israel has to save the US and the Whole World from Iran???]

Senator Lieberman (I-Conn)
Senator Lieberman said that the war on terrorism is a global one, … "the fight revolves … around Jerusalem." …

My Questions Are:

Is Israel supposed to use these state of the art weapons
in self-defense against the muslim neighbors
shooting at [G.od forbid] Meah Shearim or Rehavia or Neve Yaakov
after Yerushalayim is divided?

And then Lieberman adds salve to his political speech:
“… on the other side of the struggle are millions of people "who want the same basic things as the rest of us." This "silenced majority," he added, would pick "freedom over fear, hope over hatred, justice over tyranny,"

So I guess that’s why Defense Minister Barak tells the world that “Israel doesn’t actually need any land, we can freely give it away, because land is no defense against missles….” An excellent piece by Akiva on the absurd extremes - Absurdity - of a FEW politicians making the decisions for ALL THE JEWS in the world on Yerushalayim.

Does this mean instead of a “chicken in every pot,”
Israel will have an

Am I Reassured? Should the Israeli Citizens be Assured?

Abbas Nixes PA Declaration of Statehood vs. ZOA President: Mahmoud Abbas is a Fraud

Gan HaPaamon is becoming Little Ramallah!


But please let us not be silent,
we can do something to show Shamayim that we are not silent
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    17 February 2008

    Human Health Hazard

    I was so totally amazed by this, that I am posting it, even though it is not my usual topic.
    Is it any wonder why younger and younger new marrieds have to seek medical intervention to have a family?

    TELEGRAPH– March 28, 2007
    By Roger Highfield, Science Editor


    Thesonsof women who regularly ate beef during pregnancy are more likely tohave lowsperm counts, according to a report published today.

    CopenhagenUniversityresearchers concluded that sperm counts were falling in the Westmore thana decade ago and exposure to pesticides and industrial chemicalshave longbeen under suspicion, with principle suspects including “gender-bender” chemicalsthat act like the human sex hormones.

    Today, anAmerican team concludesthat women who ate a lot of beef while pregnant hadsons who were more likelyto suffer from poor sperm quality and suggest thatthe growth promoters usedin cattle may be responsible.

    The studyof men living in the USA andborn between 1949 and 1983 revealed that thosewhose mothers ate more thanseven beef meals a week had a sperm concentrationthat was more than 24 percent lower than in men whose mothers ate less beef.

    Inaddition, threetimes more sons of high beef consumers had a sperm concentrationthat wouldbe classified as sub-fertile by World Health Organization standards,in comparisonto men whose mothers ate less beef.

    One British expertsaid that thefindings are “alarming.” Another added: “Don’t mess with growthpromotersis the obvious take home message.”

    The remainder of the article can be viewed here:

    15 February 2008

    The Eyes are a Gateway to The Neshoma . . .


    When the Reb Yaakov Yitzchok of Lublin was a student he used to walk with his eyes closed, so he wouldn't see what he shouldn't. People went over to his Rebbe and asked what kind of foolishness this was, but the Rebbe told them to leave Yaakov Yitzchok alone.

    When he reached of age a fine shidduch was found for him. He did not look at his kallah until the wedding, as he had no need to see her until the wedding. At the wedding, he opened his eyes to see his soon to be wife, and saw a graven image on her face. He immediately told his father that the wedding has to be called off. They were, understandably, very angry at him. The girl supposedly had all the qualities anyone would want. But, he knew what he saw on the girls face and had no choice, but to call off the wedding.

    From all those years of not looking at anything improper he was able to see things that the regular eye couldn't perceive. The rest is history. He found a proper match and went on to be called the Chozeh, the Seer, because he could see from one end of the world to the other, due to his protecting his eyes from seeing the forbidden.

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    There is a kabalah passed down from the Vilna Gaon , which is also said by Reb Ahron Roth .

    If one comes across a forbidden sight, and conquers his yetzer hara and doesn't look, it is a shaas rachamim, a time of mercy from Heaven, and whatever one davens for at that time is mesugal to be accepted.

    Similarly, R' Yehudah Tzadka related that one of the big Rabbonim asked the Baba Sali zt”l why his own tefilos were not answered, but when the Baba Sali davened, the Baba Sali is answered? Baba Sali zt"l answered: "because I guard my eyes and mouth".

    14 February 2008

    The Nes of Krias Yam Suf


    There’s a very interesting Living Torah Museum in the heart of Brooklyn. This museum has a copy of all the amazing underwater filmfootage of wheels and axles at the exact location where Chazal tell us the crossing of the sea took place. Visitors to the Museum can request a screening of this film that lasts about 20 minutes as part of a museum tour.

    A medical research scientist and professor at Karolinska Institute in Sweden lead a team of researchers who spent 20 years at Nuweiba Beach, searching the floor of the Red Sea for evidence. The deep waters of this sea are not affected by weather changes or storms so everything lying on the seabed remains intact.

    One discovery that startled the scientific world is a completely intact gold/electrum chariot wheel of a royalchariot. This style of wheel dates to the 18th dynasty of Egypt, which lasted from 1400 to 1300 BCE.

    We know that Bnei Yisrael left Mitzrayim in the year 2448 or 1313 BCE. Further confirmation of the dating of these chariot wheels is another fascinating Egyptian artifact – a wall in Egypt that depicts Pharaoh Ramses II, the king who reigned during the time of yetzias Mitzrayim, standing in a chariot with the same kind of wheel.

    According to the haga’os of the Gra, the mechilta in Bo states that the distance from Ramses to Sukkos was 120 mil (about 100 miles). We also know from existing records in Egyptian hieroglyphics that Migdol was the name of an Egyptian military fortress that blocked any possibility of escape to the north.

    The Egyptian government is not allowing these discoveries and their related artifacts to be moved or disturbed, to protect the coral covering them.

    But at the LIVING TORAH MUSEUM you are given an up-close view of Biblical artifacts from the Torah, Mishna and Gemara. To visit, call 718.686.8174 for an appointment. I wish I could upload some very nice maps that accompanied the article. So you will just have to visit the Museum to see these wonders. Take the children to enliven their Passover experience.

    (taken in part from a Hamodia article 12 Shevat 5767)

    Moshiach Tzidkeinu is Crouching at the Gate


    R. Chanina bar Papa: Hashem wanted to put a measure (limit) to Yerushalayim

    The angels protested: You did not put a measure to cities of Nochrim, will You put a measure to Yerushalayim, that contains Your name, Your Mikdash and Tzadikim?

    When Hashem wanted to measure Yerushalayim, the angels protested on the grounds - that if cities of gentile countries do not have boundaries, then why should the city that contains Hashem's Name - the Beis-Hamikdash and the Tzadikim be limited by boundaries?

    Hashem responded by telling the Navi to run after the lad - to convey to him the message that Yerushalayim was to remain without boundaries, and that it would be full of people and animals.

    If only Shas would quit the government, and let the Divine Proceedings begin.

    11 February 2008

    Ma Rabu Maaschecha

    You are what you eat, so eat well. A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called "THE DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES" was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function, and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater. Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures.

    Remember to make the appropriate BROCHA for each of these foods in order to truly benefit from the healthy attributes Hashem has built into them.

    A sliced CARROT looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

    A TOMATO has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

    GRAPES hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

    A WALNUT looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

    KIDNEY BEANS actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

    CELERY, BOK CHOY, RHUBARB and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

    EGGPLANT, AVOCADOS and PEARS target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? ... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

    FIGS are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility. [I would add also dates]

    SWEET POTATOES look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

    OLIVES assist the health and function of the ovaries.

    GRAPEFRUITS, ORANGES, and other CITRUS fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

    ONIONS look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. [Also I would add leeks and scallions]

    What is the Doctrine of Signatures?

    Doctrine of signatures: an ancient belief that plants are marked with a divine sign indicating their purpose. For example, the white spotted leaves of the lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) resemble a diseased lung and so indicate the use of the plant for pulmonary complaints

    For more interesting information, visit

    Who is a Wise Man? … One Who Can See What is Being Born [Tamid 32(a)]

    Sharing some thoughts with you. This is serious and everyone is asleep.

    Nava does not want to scare anyone, and neither do I, however, at what point do you admit that you see the handwriting on the

    Maybe everyone should begin informing their loved ones and friends. So many things are quietly going on in the background of our busy lives while we are blindly focused on family matters, school, work, shopping (?), and a myriad of other things that use up every minute of our days.

    May I humbly suggest a visit to the following:

    redemption5768 and listen to the 13th installment (audio) or even all of them; they are amazing.

    Geula B'Rachamim
    video and pamphlet by Rabbi Pinchas Winston.

    Yated (Parshas Teruma issue), page 3 editorial "Friday Night at the Kosel" that continues on page 48, with some pictures of Yerushalayim, City of Yearning, on page 49! And also last week's Yated article by Rabbi Yitzchok Tzvi Schwarz, "Why Are We Sleeping?"

    The Eisav’s of the world together with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel are [and have been since Pres. Bush visited] “discussing” with Yishmael’s so-called representative in Ramallah how to carve up the Holiest Jewish City on Earth.

    Is it any wonder that:

    The Bush Financial and Economic Bust of 2008 - The Destruction of Capital / Economic Depression Feb 07, 2008

    A simple peak at Yahoo News produced the following:

    Frankfurt Stock Exchange in January 2008. World stockmarkets lost 5.2 trillion dollars (3.6 trillion euros) in January thanks to the fallout from the US subprime crisis and fears of a global economic slowdown, Standard & Poor's said. (AFP/DDP/File/Thomas Lohnes)

    World bourses lost 5.2 trillion dlrs in January: credit rater AFP - Sat Feb 9, 11:54 AM PARIS (AFP) - World stockmarkets lost 5.2 trillion dollars (3.6 trillion euros) in January thanks to the fallout from the US subprime crisis and fears of a global economic slowdown, Standard & Poor's said Saturday.

    NEW YORK (AFP) - Global stock markets were walloped with a collective loss of 5.2 trillion dollars in the month of January as investors scurried for cover in the face of economic uncertainty, a report showed Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how banks, credit rating firms and lenders valued and disclosed complex mortgage-backed securities that ultimately led to the subprime crisis, a top agency enforcer said on Saturday.

    NEW YORK (AFP) - US stock markets tumbled heavily in the week to Friday, giving Wall Street a fresh battering, despite Congress granting a green light to a giant economic stimulus package sought by the White House.

    Wall Street stocks were mixed on Friday as a modest rebound in the technology sector was overshadowed by heightened fears of corporate and commercial property credit defaults.

    Japan stocks fall on option-led selling AP - Fri Feb 8, 4:56 AM ET
    TOKYO - Japanese stocks fell Friday as investors sold stocks to settle futures options, with many buyers remaining on the sidelines ahead of talks among the finance chiefs of the Group of Seven industrialized countries.


    I went to the FDIC website to find out for myself.

    Failures in 2007 were 3 the entire year, and so far in 2008, there has already been one in January. Years 2005 and 2006 there were none, but in 2003 there were eleven. Is this a normal thing, like any other business, to fold up while holding people’s money?

    And now in Brooklyn, on thirteenth avenue [in the middle of a very hard-working and hard-learning religious community] there is yet another BANK opening to collect the Jewish money in exchange for all sorts of free enticements.

    There are so many banks (maybe as many as one on every block, if not two) on this little stretch of shopping area that it makes one suspect that something is going on behind the financial doors of this country to cause just about one representative from each of the big banks to come to a Jewish neighborhood to entice Jewish money to perhaps bolster their drooping financial standing?

    Sound far-fetched? Give it some deep hard thought.

    08 February 2008

    Use That Cane, Take Up Your Crutches -- Fend Off Those Attackers!

    After rise in assaults, the elderly hesitantly take up self-defense […]
    Crutches for self-defense.

    […] she has an advantage!" she said, taking one of the crutches in her hands. "What an advantage!" laughed the other participants. "No, really, she can use the crutches as a weapon
    to hit the attacker … where it really hurts," … adding that hitting an ankle would also cause the attacker great pain. jpost

    Do you hear that Mr. Olmert? Now the elderly will have to practice self-defense and maybe become your new Army of the Aged. Maybe you will unleash them on the attackers? They just might get the job done.

    This week we just remembered the greatest Leader the Jewish People ever had. And Moshe Rabbeinu ztk”l was 80 years old when he was called by G.od to lead and defend the Jewish People.


    Miracle potatoes, miracle bananas ….

    MR MEIR SHEETRIT are you not aware that segregating shmittah from the non-shmittah bring miracles!




    First Sderot, then Ashdod, then Ashkelon, and you think you are safe in el Aviv?
    You allow the RODEFIM to drive Israeli citizens out of their homes, their schools, the only life they have known since being born into this world!


    1,000,000 dollars to bring down Olmert' That’s ONE MILLION!

    "Unidentified Right-wing figures in the US and Israel are willing to pay big money to anyone who comes up with evidence against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that will be cause enough for him to step down as prime minister, Channel 2 revealed Thursday.

    The report featured a recording of a conversation between an unnamed businessman and a private investigator hired […]: "In the beginning you may be a bit put off, but think about it, you don't have to give me an answer now," the investigator told the businessman. "A number of senior personages on a global level are behind this initiative. The situation today is that Olmert is BAD FOR THE JEWS [emphasis mine]." jpost


    "In what some potato farmers in the Negev are taking as a sign from G.od, the recent frost that ravaged produce across the nation selectively passed over some crops - as if guided, they say, by a DIVINE HAND.

    Potatoes planted in the Negev before the beginning of the shmita (sabbatical) year, in accordance with the biblical prohibition against plowing, sowing and many other field chores, were spared the damages caused by sharp drops in temperature last week. IN CONTRAST, potatoes that were planted during the shmita year - which began at nightfall on September 13, the first day of the Jewish year of 5768 - were decimated." [… Emphasis mine]
    jpost article

    Not Your Ordinary Politician


    Moshe Rabbeinu ztk"l

    Born the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE)
    He led the Jewish nation out of Egypt in the year 2448, when he was eighty years old.

    In that same year, the Jewish people received the Torah through Moshe Rabbeinu at Sinai.
    The Torah teaches that Moshe Rabbeinu was both the greatest prophet in history (Devarim 34:10) and the most humble person in history (Bemidbar 12:3).

    Moshe was the one to confront Pharaoh and deliver the warnings of the Ten Plagues.
    At Hashem’s command, he miraculously split the Yam Suf (the Reed Sea) on the seventh day after the Exodus. The miracle food, mann, fell in his merit the entire forty years that Moshe led the Jewish people in the desert. Moshe went up Mount Sinai to accept the Torah on our behalf, on Shabbos, the sixth day of Sivan, in the year 2448.

    Moshe taught us the entire Torah and led the nation for forty years in the desert until he passed away at the age of 120, in the year 2488. The Revelation at Sinai was the most dramatic scene in the annals of world history. All Jews witnessed Hashem’s presence on the mountaintop and heard Him teaching us the Ten Commandments.

    One-Minute History Lessons - Six Millennia of Great Jewish Leaders
    by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger []


    07 February 2008

    Melting Economy and Tehillim Mizmor L'Todah

    "As dollar weakens, manufacturers warn of 'economic disaster' "
  • jpost article

  • Tehillim 100 – Mizmor L’Sodah

    A psalm of thanksgiving, call out to Hashem everyone on earth.

    Serve Hashem with gladness, come before Him with joyous song.

    Know that Hashem, He is G.od, it is He Who made us and we are His, His people and the sheep of His pasture.

    Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise, give thanks to Him, Bless His Name.

    For Hashem is good, His kindness endures forever, and from generation to generation is His faithfulness.

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    Rav Yaakov Emden Z’tl, in his Siddur Bais Yaakov, as well as the
    Besomim Rosh (published in the Siddur Otsar Hatefillos), both write
    (based upon the Zohar and the Gemora in Niddah 31A) that ....

    While one is obligated to bring a Korban Todah ...,
    one should always express his thanks to Hashem for all
    forms of Nissim--miracles--that may happen to him.
    Indeed, they write, “There is no day that passes in which a miracle
    has not occurred--but the recipient of the miracle does not recognize it.”

    Morevever, Rav Emden adds, “...And especially we, scattered sheep
    among bears and wolves, are obligated to always thank Hashem” for
    the constant known and unknown miracles wrought on our behalf.

    [ from the always enlightening Hakhel Bulletin, 28 Shevat]

    03 February 2008


    Like The Voice of Moshiach at the Gates of Yerushalayim
    Ouri, Ouri - Like a Lion in Judah

    The fact that we are discussing concessions on Jerusalem is a tragedy in and of itself.”

    So says Uri, The Mayor of Yerushalayim, thundering, in defiance of Olmert’s freeze on building even in Yerushalayim. [in Mishpacha Magazine and the English Yated]

    Tehillim 57 [in part]

    3 I will cry unto God Most high; unto God that accomplisheth it for me.
    4 He will send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up taunteth; Selah
    God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
    5 My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame;
    even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
    9 Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake the dawn.
    10 I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
    11 For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies.
    12 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.

    An Announcement from Gedolei Yisroel In Eretz Yisroel
    February 1, 2008

    The difficult situation of the Jewish community in Eretz Yisroel fills us with trepidation. No one knows what the new day will bring. In our sins, we see the fulfillment of the posuk “Behold Your enemies are in uproar and those who hate You have raised their head. Against Your nation they deviously plot, and take counsel against those whom You protect.” Our eyes are lifted in prayer to the Creator, that all of the goings-on in the world turn for the good.

    From both within and without the crisis mounts. The danger threatens both body and soul. During these days, items are on agendas that could place entire populations of Jews into grave danger, G-d forbid – including those in the Holy City of Yerushalayim. Further, there are constant attempts to undermine the foundations of pure chinuch in Eretz Yisroel and to cause harm to the holiness of Klal Yisroel. Therefore it is incumbent on us to fortify ourselves with Torah, tefilla and good deeds, to awaken the mercy of Heaven.

    Dear brethren, awaken and inspire yourselves to pour out prayer before the Creator of the world, that He have pity and protect His nation from all who stand up against us, that He abolish the intentions of those who hate us and nullify the plottings of our enemies, and that the eyes of the misguided be opened to the realization that their path is foolishness and they should leave Hashem’s nation to guard its path and faith, without hindrance or interference.

    We therefore call on members of Hashem’s holy nation in all the places they reside, men, women and children, to gather in tefilla on Tuesday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Adar Rishon, 5768, to recite chapters of Tehillim and the order of Yom Kippur Koton.

    May Hashem hear our pleas, and turn His face to us so that we may be saved with a permanent salvation soon. And let us merit to see, quickly, the redemption of Yisroel, and gaze upon the building of the Beis HaMikdosh, quickly in our days, omein.

    Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah
    Agudas Yisroel
    Degel HaTorah

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