March 8, 2019 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm #1691633
In 1948, when the medinah was first established, the Chazon Ish had already moved to Eretz Yisroel. He is quoted as having said that the establishment of the medinah this constitutes the end of the golus but we have not yet arrived at the geulah.
Is that the current state of the world, like a ‘bein hashmoshos” (Twilight) ?March 8, 2019 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #1691638
NoMarch 8, 2019 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #1691659
That’s a false attribution to the Chazon Ish.March 8, 2019 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #1691658
Meheiche teise yes or no daas yochid?March 8, 2019 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #1691657
DY, are you arguing with the Chazon Ish or saying a pshat in his words?March 8, 2019 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #1691674
Golus isn’t over.March 8, 2019 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #1691669
Mrs Joseph – “That’s a false attribution to the Chazon Ish.”
The renown possek Rabbi Hershel Schechter shlitah quotes it in his divrei Torah on Torahweb dot org, titled: “True Redemption”.
Frankly, I trust him more than you.March 8, 2019 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1691678
The renown possek Rabbi Hershel Schechter shlitah quotes it in his divrei Torah on Torahweb dot org, titled: “True Redemption”.
He doesn’t quote the Chazon Ish as saying golus is over.March 8, 2019 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1691679
Mr. Rebbetzin: You can trust Mickey Mouse if you want. But RHS isn’t a reliable source when it comes to him selling his Zionism.March 8, 2019 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #1691694
DY – “He doesn’t quote the Chazon Ish as saying golus is over.”
How can you say that? It’s online!
torahweb dot org slash torah slash 2019 slash parsha slash rsch_pekudei dot html
Here is a cut n paste from this article:
Rav Hershel Schachter
In 1948, when the medinah was first established, the Chazon Ish had already moved to Eretz Yisroel. He is quoted as having said that the establishment of the medinah this constitutes the end of the golus but we have not yet arrived at the geulah. Some thought that this statement was mere double-talk. I think the Chazon Ish was using the terminology of the Ramban in his introduction to Chumash Shemos.March 8, 2019 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #1691689
Mrs Joseph, If Rav Shachter is not reliable to you, you better stop eating OU products (and all the hechsherim that rely on OU by-products). He is their possek on inyonei kashrus! To me and for most American Jewry, that is as reliable as it gets. But to you, if he is unreliable and suspect – I express my deepest sympathies.March 8, 2019 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #1691698
“The end of golus” doesn’t mean it’s over. It means it’s almost over.
Earlier in the piece, he says the tragedy of golus is the lack of hashroas hashechinah, and doesn’t claim we have that.March 8, 2019 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #1691702
Mr. Rebbetzin: You can trust any kosher keeping Jew for kashrus but not for psak, Torah interpretations, history or stories.March 8, 2019 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #1691736
DY, when you get to the conclusion of a book and it says “The End” – does it mean it’s almost at the end? Rav Schachter writes b’shem CHazon Ish: “[we are at] the end of the golus but we have not yet arrived at the geulah”, and you are saying “the end” means it isn’t the end, but almost the end…did you start with the purim spirits a bit early?March 8, 2019 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #1691744
I don’t wait until the end to drink.March 8, 2019 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #1691740
Mrs Joseph “You can trust any kosher keeping Jew for kashrus”, that is how it all started, when Adom HaRishon trusted his wife on the kashrus of the fruit…
“You can trust…but not for psak” – he is THE possek on inyonei kashrus for the OU – it is his PSAK that they use, so you are saying, you don’t trust his psakim, which means you don’t trust the hechsher of OU.
Start living on water (if you rely on Rav Belskey’s psak that NYC water is ok).March 8, 2019 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1691756
Mr. Rebbetzin: There are many people you can trust as a mashgiach that are completely unreliable on hashkafic and halachic matters.
Being a mashgiach isn’t all that much.March 8, 2019 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #1691752
DY “I don’t wait until the end to drink.”, so when you are at the end of the bottle, there is still 1/4 of a bottle left.March 8, 2019 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #1691761
Yes, but according to you, it’s finished.March 9, 2019 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #1691840
I don’t know if the Chazon Ish said that but it makes sense since it goes along with the rambam that paskens like Shmuel that אין בין … אלא שיעבוד מלכויות.
Also according to the Gemara in berachos we are living in yemos hamashiach.
גמ׳ תניא אמר להם בן זומא לחכמים וכי מזכירין יציאת מצרים לימות המשיח והלא כבר נאמר הנה ימים באים נאם ה׳ ולא יאמרו עוד חי ה׳ אשר העלה את בני ישראל מארץ מצרים כי אם חי ה׳ אשר העלה ואשר הביא את זרע בית ישראל מארץ צפונה ומכל הארצות אשר הדחתים שם
In short, kibutz galuyos is the same as yemos hamashiach.March 9, 2019 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1691849
Joseph, even am haratzim who hate satmar, can have kavod for the satmar rebbe, even if they disagree with him.
1. Why can’t you have kavod for a Talmid Chacham, regardless?
2. He does not seem like the kind of person who pushes tzionis. He pushes for keeping and following the Torah. Even my rebbe, who strongly dislikes YU, has a great kavod for Rav Shechter, who is a Talmid Chacham! We honor the Torah Shebo, not the person.March 9, 2019 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1691798
Once were on this topic
Can someone please explain, according to the rambam who says that when moshiach comes: עולם כמנהגו נוהג, and there wont be any changes in the world, isnt תחיית המתים a major change how can the rambam say there wont be any changes?March 9, 2019 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1691783
I expected to hear from the Chabad “experts” on geula and moshiach…guess they are too busy doing what they do best – kiruv and taking care of our Jewish needs in far off places.March 9, 2019 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1691861
Your Rambam has already been explained to mean the first part of the geulah starting with Moshiach’s arrival, up to a certain point. His opinion is that there won’t be major world changes during that particular phase, it’s like Shmuel’s opinion on the gemarah. Even Shmuel , with whose opinion the Rambam apparently agrees, is only talking about the very initial geulah. Many discuss this.March 9, 2019 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1691874
Save your breath.
When Moshiach shows up on Rechov Yaffo inviting the kibbutz in Ivrit wearing a kippa sruga, the galus lovers will call him a Zionist. Talk about a good kugel recipe instead- one without so much salt.March 9, 2019 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1691881
avreichem: There was no disrespect. And he does push Zionism.March 9, 2019 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1691897
For someone to say, “That’s a false attribution to the Chazon Ish.” he needs to believe he knows every single thing the Chazon Ish ever said. Only then can one say these words were never said by the Chazon Ish and the one who claims they were said, is mistaken or making it up. (In halachic terms it is called לא ראינו אינה ראייה ). A big claim, but like a balloon, filled with hot air.March 9, 2019 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1691900
I was actually wondering about תחית המתים today
If if someone dies at 90 but his father died in a car accident at 40 when תחית המתים happens will he be older than his father?March 10, 2019 1:24 am at 1:24 am #1691943
can techiyas hameisim happen in the first period?
@coffe I heard a similar question regarding a widow that remarries, which husband does she go back to?
I think it’s a machlokes between the author of Rav Pe’alim and someone else.
I’ll try finding the makorMarch 10, 2019 8:06 am at 8:06 am #1691979
It can. Take a look in Meseches Sanhedrin along with meforshim where this issue is discussed. Some say Techiyas will be earlier than others… We just don’t know till tat era is upon us…. Hopefully soon Bimheirah Beyameinu…March 10, 2019 8:35 am at 8:35 am #1691997
The Yerushalmi (Berachot 1:1) says that the Geula comes slowly in stages. this there is a continuum of galut and geula. Rashi says that a sign of geula is EY bringing forth its fruits in abundance. BTW, according to the Zohar each 1,000 years of creation is against one day of the week. According to that 5708 was the soft reman blur chametz. There is no greater chamez than the Galut.March 10, 2019 8:42 am at 8:42 am #1692009
And Israel is in galus.March 10, 2019 10:32 am at 10:32 am #1692081
I meant accounting to the rambam that we say is talking about two time frames – an earlier one which won’t have changes in this world, and the later one which will have.
According to that can techiyas hameisim still happen in the first period?March 10, 2019 11:50 am at 11:50 am #1692163
Rav Shachter and Rav Belsky until his petira are the poskim for OU kashrus. They are not “mashgichim” but decide halacha policy and shailos. These are giants of Torah and halacha – not just in kashrus but many areas of Halacha, and their yedias HaTorah is far beyond the well-known roshei yeshivos and accepted rabbonim in America and Israel. That is why they are the poskim for the OU – an internationally recognized kashrus authority. To belittle such a godol b’Torah requires a ma’chah! Wez wouldn’t tolerate if someone belittled the possek of the EIda HaCharaidis or other accepted poskim of our generation. If you disagree with his shitos about Israel, just as you might disagree with Rav Cook and other gedolim of past generations, you still must be respectful.March 10, 2019 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #1692185
galus isnt over this whole conversation is pashtusMarch 10, 2019 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #1692192
duhMarch 10, 2019 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1692196
Mr. Rebbetzin, I don’t disagree that everyone must be respectful when discussing these rabbis, even if they had very different viewpoints than most rabbonim. And no one was. But that being said, it is respectful to point out that paskening dinei nefoshos shailos is different than paskening kashrus shailos. Not every posek who can pasken on kashrus can pasken on dinei nefoshos. One might be able to pasken this chicken is kosher or using such and such ingredients is kosher but cannot pasken take Reuven off the respirator and r”l let him be niftar. That’s a generic point I’m making not specific to any particular rabbis.
That point being made, I’ll also point out that most or all of the rabbonim on Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, to take an example of a group of rabbonim, are bigger talmidei chachomim than the ones you’ve cited.
And to state the obvious, Rabbi Schachter, while certainly a big talmid chochom, is very much an outlier whose many positions are very much not accepted in normative/traditional Orthodoxy. Indeed, the Orthodox Union itself, while very fine for kashrus matters (generally), is officially a Modern Orthodox organization that takes many positions anathema to the Gedolei Yisroel of today and yesteryear.March 10, 2019 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #1692224
Rav D Hocher – the Chazon Ish is quoted as saying in 1948 that golus is over but the geulah has not come yet. Are you arguingÉMarch 10, 2019 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #1692237
The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah membership is political. Rav Pam wasn’t political so he was kept off the list. Old boys club.March 10, 2019 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #1692280
The attribution to the Chazon Ish is false.March 10, 2019 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #1692277
Rav Pam was a member of the Moetzes. And my point was just an example. Of course the Moetzes aren’t the only Gedolim. But coincidentally the members of the Moetzes were all greater rabbonim and talmidei chachomim than the rabbis you mentioned.March 10, 2019 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1692362
Well, apparently not, but the question is how long this initial phase will last. The Rambam supports Shmuel’s opinion, but that isn’t the final word. Nobody has the answer. Even the opinion that the world will be destroyed for a period of time is a machlokes. And if yes, the question is for how long, or does it even mean literally.
Avi K…..That Rashi is actually ad loc in Sanhedrin and the gemarrah itself says so…. That the abundant fruits is yet the greatest sign of geula… EY has for thousands of years yielded norhing to any occupier or invader in abundance. Mark Twain described how desolate and forlorn EY is when he visited there 120 years ago. The signs of geula are here .. But only believers see it. The naysers have their heads and shitot in the sand.. Too bad.March 11, 2019 12:56 am at 12:56 am #1692499
No we will go from gulus straight to geulah with separation in betweenMarch 11, 2019 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1692503
No we will go from gulus straight to geulah with no separation in betweenMarch 11, 2019 9:15 am at 9:15 am #1692509
No we will go from gulus straight to geulah with NO separation in between meaning that when gulus ends geulah will come right awayMarch 11, 2019 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1692903
1. Posting three times does not change anything.
2. We cannot have anything now. Everything comes gradually with work. Eisav lost his birthright because he wanted lentil soup now.March 11, 2019 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #1692960
@avik. 1. 🙂 read all 3 times again.
2. isnt golus long enough that we can get it now?
Dont we ask for moshiach every day?March 11, 2019 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #1692986
Now770, do you have a source that the instant golus ends, moshiach arrives? Between day and night there is twilight ‘bein hashmoshos”, a time of transition. When the yidden went out of mitzrayim, were out, yet the first 7 days they were not totally free of mitzrayim, they were chased, this lasted till kriyas yam suf – it was a transition period. If you say something, do you have a source or is it just how you feel today?!March 11, 2019 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1693015
@rebitzin it definitely can happen, based on the gemora in sanhedrin 98a where it speaks abt this
Depending on זכו or לא זכו
We should assume that we are זכו , no? So moshiach can come immediately.March 11, 2019 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #1693180
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