Tuesday, August 16, 2005

How long to hold out hope?

I got an e-mail today with the following:
What Can Be Done? Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu Answers:
The son of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, Rabbi Yossi Eliyahu, informed an Arutz-7 correspondent of the following directives from his father on Tuesday:
  1. The public should increase Torah study "for the merit of those under siege in Gush Katif.
  2. Recite Tehillim (Psalms), concentrating on Chapters 91 and 20, repeating them many times over.
  3. People who have the strength to fast, should accept upon themselves at Mincha time (during the daily afternoon prayer, before sundown) that they will fast tomorrow (Wednesday) from the break of dawn until nightfall. Important: Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu said that those inside Gush Katif (and those on their way there – Rabbi Yossi Eliyahu) should not participate in this fast.
Previously, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu communicated via another son, Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the following announcement:

"From the straits, I call to you, G-d. It is a difficult time for Jacob, and from it we will be saved.
In order to annul the decree which is hovering over the Jewish People, one should make efforts to recite Tikun Hatzot and Pitum Hak'toret in groups. If it is difficult to recite with a group, then it should be recited alone. Through the strength of unity and prayer, we will be redeemed.
The Lord should build the Building of Ariel [The Temple], and gather our brothers, the House of Israel, to our Holy Land, and we will settle it in its complete borders as promised by G-d to our holy fathers, and He should expel the nations of the world from our Land, now, speedily, and soon. Amen.
The time for reciting Tikun Hatzot in Israel is from 12:44 PM.
Am I wrong to be skeptical about this now? Am I wrong for feeling resigned that the book in heaven seems to be closed on this already? There's nothing wrong with saying tehillim, tikun chatzot and using this event for inner reflection, but I've given up hope for a miracle.

God, if you're reading this blog (while I don't see you on my site meter, maybe you're visiting under the pseudonym 'Amshinover'), I think you had (still have?) a marvelous opportunity to show your face to the entire word with this affair.
After all political wranglings and maneuverings failed, hundreds of thousands davened to you. You're whole world is watching Israel, with popcorn in hand, as your children get wrenched from their homes by their brothers and sisters.

Show yourself to the world.


At 3:20 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

for all the poeople who burnt out their cars and their homes, a part of me would hate to see them reverse it at this point.

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Red State Jew said...

nice blog you got here.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Thanks Red.

Air, I was thinking the same, but if that were to happen at least they'd know WHERE they're going to live. They'd only have to rebuild. The problem is, a lot of these people have no idea what they're going to do.

At 3:34 PM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

I once wrote the following on

sometimes like Ze'ev Jabotinsky, somtimes HE looks like zadye,sometimes like bubby sometimes both.sometimes He looks like rebbi,others He looks like a warrior (Ish Melchama)sometimes He looks angry like Gestapo(Nera Ke'oav)but worst off all is when He does not look at all(Anochi Haster aster pahni)

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

I can't imagine that he is not watching at all.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

HE is out having a Lowenbrau with hitler


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