September 14, 2011 4:06 am at 4:06 am #599368
Although I am proud of the way the elections are turning out, I feel unsettled at the fact that with “so many” Orthodox Jews winning the assembly seats, etc., we feel a sense of relief that things will be great now that we have a voice in the government. Is this truly what we want? Don’t we want to return to our homeland? Aren’t the winds of Gog U’Magog, with Israel’s allies dropping like flies, blowing strong enough? Should we be happy that now we can further entrench ourselves in the comforts of our home away from home? Or should we be afraid of these new advancements as deterrents to our focus of returning to Yerushalayim habenuya? Your thoughts please……September 14, 2011 9:06 am at 9:06 am #810253600 Kilo BearMember
If these politicians uphold Torah, unlike Weprin, then it will bring the geula even closer. Yerushalayim habnuya doesn’t exist yet – today’s Y-m of Crack Square, malls full of pritzus, Shabbos desecration, corruption in every sphere including the Charedi community etc etc does not qualify. However, whatever we do wherever we are can bring it closer. If these politicians act as bnei Torah in office, then they are doing their share. If they become Weprins who appear frum but are party hacks first, then out they will go. I just hope they don’t fall to the temptations of corruption.September 14, 2011 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #810254midwesternerParticipant
Didn’t Rav Meir Shapiro, Lubliner Rav and founder of Daf Hayomi, hold a seat in the Polish parliament?September 14, 2011 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #810255
WEll said, but I just feel like people are getting too comfortable. Trust me, I don’t want only 1/5 of klal yisrael to experience the geulah. I want everyone along for the ride…
And the temptations for corruption, as well as pritzus in the government are well documented. If they have a spiritual leader who they can turn to, then they’ll Be”H be fine but the second they start making their own decisions……..September 14, 2011 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #810256adorableParticipant
it can be a huge kiddush hashem, no?September 14, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #810257
True, but then what? People are making this seem like their ultimate goal……September 15, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am #810258lolfaceMember
hahaha you just reminded me of something….. although its really not funny at all.
in germany, just before the rise of nazism, parliament (or cabinet? i forget) meetings in germany during the winter or if they went very long even other times used to break for mincha so the members of parliament who davened didn’t need to miss the zman……………………..
hmmmmm.September 15, 2011 12:28 am at 12:28 am #810259☕️coffee addictParticipant
its not funny at all (sad in fact)September 16, 2011 3:52 am at 3:52 am #810260
That’s what seems to be happening here, no? Did you all read Rabbi Lazer Brody’s recent article about Nineveh 2011 happening in shamayim?September 16, 2011 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #810261
Does anyone know what I’m referring to or do I have to post it here? It’s a realistic picture of what’s going on today.September 16, 2011 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #810262ha ha ha haMember
kish– no not everyone knows what your refering too… why don’t you post it here??September 16, 2011 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #810263
Here is the email that I received yesterday:
Subject: This is Nineveh Back in Rosh Hashana eve of 1973, Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir reassured a complacent Israeli public still drunk from the miraculous 1967 Six-Day War victory, “We’ve never been stronger! The Arabs wouldn’t dream of attacking.” On Yom Kippur of 1973, Syria and Egypt launched a two-prong surprise attack that brought Israel to its knees. Moshe Dayan was the first one to have a panic attack. Hashem saved us by a bigger miracle than 1967. Those of us who fought in that war can testify first hand.Exactly 38 years later, we are in the same exact position. Only this time, the Arab noose is umpteen times more dangerous. Iran will have an A-bomb any day now. Al Qaida has taken over Sinai and our once quiet border with Egypt is now a powder keg. Turkey, our newest (old) enemy, i moving ships into our side of the Mediterranean. Hamas in Gaza has dangerous new Iranian and Libyan weapons, including bunker busters. Syria and Hizbulla have the nastiest chemical warheads, something beyond Satan’s imagination. One honest IDF commander – Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg – said we must prepare for imminent war. Defense Minister Barak and company say that Eisenberg is exaggerating. Minister Yaalon is now joining the bandwagon of complacency too, saying, “No war in sight.” These politicians are spiritually deaf and blind, hearing none of Hashem’s wakeup calls.My beloved teacher and spiritual guide, Rav Shalom Arush shlit’a, called me urgently to come see him today – he rarely does that, for we usually meet at regular intervals. He told me that his spiritual guide – the holy hidden Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz of saintly memory – came to him in a dream last night and said that in Heaven, all-out war against Israel has been decreed, a war which is supposed to break out before Rosh Hashana, in other words, within the next 3 weeks.But, don’t be afraid. Hashem does love us and wants to be with us. But, we must be worthy of the Divine Presence. Rav Shalom told me that every single Jew must begin doing serious teshuva and self-assessment while begging Hashem to delay this harsh decree. I asked Rav Shalom, “Why pray for a delay? Why not pray for a total cancellation?” Rav Shalom said the delay is to allow more people to make teshuva. A cancellation is almost impossible, because it’s part of Hashem’s plan to bring Moshiach, in the nearest future. Once Moshiach comes, teshuva will be worthless. Today, teshuva is still worth it’s weight in diamonds. But time is running out super-fast.I know that this post may earn me the status of the village idiot. But it’s worth it if even one family heeds me. There is little time left. Forget about the new furniture and the new jewelry. We must all raise our voices in such a manner that the Heavenly Throne shudders. This is Nineveh 2011. Please, if you love your spouse and your children, start speaking to Hashem for an hour a day. Personal prayer invokes phenomenal Divine compassion, because it’s a strong expression of emuna. Rav Shalom says, if you believe in Hashem, you speak to Him. If you don’t believe in Him, then you don’t speak. Let’s all start speaking before it’s too late.
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