Interesting Recent Links - Shofetim 5774 III
Hamas may be behind disappearance of missing N.J. man in Israel: officials
Arabs Assault Jewish Kids in North After Asking 'Are You Jews?'
Terror Victim Adele Biton is Returning Home
|Please pray for Aharon Sofer
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Sephardic Jews start reciting Selihot tomorrow morning. To honor the occasion and to get us all in the Elul mood, here are links to posts that I posted 3 years ago that link to various piyutim which we have a custom to recite during the days of Selihot and during Rosh Hashana and Kippur:
Kikar has an article, pictures, and a short video of Racheli Frankel meeting the Sofer parents in the Sanhedria section of Yerushalayim.
Breitbart - NAPA EARTHQUAKE COULD RAISE WINE PRICES
Although Rashi (in Sotah and in Sanhedrin) gives other reasons why the price will rise despite the abundance, an earthquake causing the spillage of an enormous amount of wine is as good a reason as any.בעקבות משיחא חוצפא יסגא ויוקר יאמיר הגפן תתן פריה והיין ביוקר
Billions Of Dollars Of Wine Lost In California Earthquake
אִם-גַּנָּבִים בָּאוּ-לְךָ, אִם-שׁוֹדְדֵי לַיְלָה--אֵיךְ נִדְמֵיתָה, הֲלוֹא יִגְנְבוּ דַּיָּם; אִם-בֹּצְרִים בָּאוּ לָךְ, הֲלוֹא יַשְׁאִירוּ עֹלֵלוֹת
אֵיךְ נֶחְפְּשׂוּ עֵשָׂו, נִבְעוּ מַצְפֻּנָיו
If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night--how art thou cut off!--would they not steal till they had enough? If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
How is Esau searched out! How are his hidden places sought out!
אִם-בֹּצְרִים בָּאוּ לָךְ, לֹא יַשְׁאִרוּ עוֹלֵלוֹת; אִם-גַּנָּבִים בַּלַּיְלָה, הִשְׁחִיתוּ דַיָּם
כִּי-אֲנִי חָשַׂפְתִּי אֶת-עֵשָׂו, גִּלֵּיתִי אֶת-מִסְתָּרָיו, וְנֶחְבָּה, לֹא יוּכָל; שֻׁדַּד זַרְעוֹ וְאֶחָיו וּשְׁכֵנָיו, וְאֵינֶנּוּ
If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, would they not destroy till they had enough?
But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself; his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.
Click here - especially see from the beginning until 13:37
Rabbi Nachman Kahana:
As part of the redemption process, Hashem will bring about our isolation from the "enlightened" nations of the world to insure that we will not share in their destinies. The United States will turn its back upon us, by very soon deciding that they have had enough of the Israel-Arab conflict.
Hashem will always look after His people in Eretz Yisrael. Perhaps the recent find of huge natural gas deposits off Haifa is the first sign of what I have written very often: that we will be the wealthiest nation on earth.
The things which I write concerning the present and near future are not figments of my imagination but are based on holy Jewish sources.
The essential bottom line to all of this is to come home and be part of the greatest ongoing miracle ever created.
I previously quoted the Yalkut Re’uveini’s prediction that, in the future, Hashem will bring about the long-awaited in-gathering of His people to Eretz Yisrael. Here, they will be wealthy beyond imagination, with the wealth of the world rising from the sea at the "port of Yafo". It is therefore not surprising to learn that the new-found wealth of our beloved land has its source in the gas finds under the seabed of Jaffa.
This new-found wealth will permit us to develop the Negev, the Galil and the Golan. Electric power will be cheap and the government will have sufficient funds to better the lives of its citizens. There will be sufficient funds to complete the plans for sea water desalinization; so when Hashem punishes our neighbors by turning the Middle East into a brown region for lack of water, Eretz Yisrael will be green and lush.
And with regard to the Jews who at that time will have been permanent residents of Eretz Yisrael, in addition to wealth, Hashem will open for us the earthly Paradise, Gan Eden, to reveal the Torah’s secrets. The Midrash continues to relate that the Jews who are brought from the Diaspora will request to enter the earthly Gan Eden like their Israeli brothers and sisters, but Hashem will deny them entrance on the grounds that this unique spiritual experience is the exclusive right of the Jews who built and fought and were willing to die for this land.
These things are occurring very quickly. There is so little time left for free emigration from the US, so I say for the thousandth time - don’t listen to your rabbis or mentors. Just leave everything - come here today - yesterday - and take part in all the blessings awaiting us in Eretz Yisrael.
From Rav Fish's latest:
Israel targeted Mohammed Deif YM"S. His wife and son died in the explosion. Some say he died too. Some say he didn't. I tend to believe the first version, but even if he wasn't killed, he was dealt a serious blow.
If he's not dead already, the snake with 9 lives will soon lose its head.