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Rabbi Aaron of Belz ZTVK’L ZY’A would repeat on the Shabbat of Parashat Nasso “I each generation there are unique individuals who if they wished could bring Mashiach, Messiah. And if they desired to summon Mashiach he would be compelled to come. Why then do these people not wish to bring Mashiach? What stops them from acting? Mashiach must come through an arousal of D-vine compassion [and not compulsion]”
Mashiach’s arrival and the fundamental change in the human condition that is the…Continue
The Juxtaposition between Parashat BaMidbar and the coming holiday of Shavout is noteworthy. Parashat BaMidbar features the census and organization of Bene Yisrael. The the call for a census came on the first day in the Second month of the Second year of Bene Yisrael’s desert journey (see BaMidbar 1:2). This date is significant as by this time the Tabernacle was fully functional (see Shemoth 40:2). Now that the nation had a central place of worship, a focal point for the G-D -Man…Continue
According to the Talmud Eruvim 54b describes how the Oral Torah was originally transmitted. G-D taught Moshe who in turn taught his brother Aaron, Aaron’s sons then the Elders and lastly the general population. Once Moshe finished Aaron taught his sons, the Elders and the populace. Aaron’s sons then taught the Elders and the people, lastly the Elders taught the people. So that Moshe who heard the lesson from G-D taught all the groups once, Aaron heard from Moshe four times, Aaron’s sons…Continue
Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac of Zitochav ZT’L ZY’A celebrated Lag B'Omer by telling stories of faith and trust in G-D. Obviously there is something about Lag B’omer that arouses a need or an affinity with faith and trust in G-D moreso that generally.
If anything, explains Rav Yaakov Emden ZT’L ZY’A Lag B’ Omer corresponds to the sifra of HOD Sheb’ HOD. glory within glory, a circumstance that is characterized by being completely surrounded on all sides with harsh judgments. The Rabbi compares…Continue
The Mishna recites how G-D’s presence is amid those who study Torah. However the MAHARAM AL-SHAKAR ZT’L ZY’A observes the cited proof texts show a relationship between the number of participants and the intensity of G-d’s presence.
The proof text brought to demonstrate that even a solitary Torah student merits the D-vine Presence visiting and bestowing blessing appears to be taken completely out of context. The Second half of Shemoth 20:21” . . . [I]n all places where I cause my name…Continue