יום חמישי י"ח בתשרי תש"פ 17/10/2019
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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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בראי היום

  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

    מוטי, ויקיפדיה העברית

    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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  • Maccabi'im Gravesite

    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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Let the Rains Come

Tefillos of travellers for rain-free weather shouldn't be heeded

A. Brach 14/12/2009 14:55
What is it that brings the Kohen Gadol, as he leaves the Holy of Holies in peace at the climax of the holiest day, to entreat before his Maker: “And do not allow the prayers of wayfarers entry before You, with regards to rain...” - What is this fearsome dread of the cries of a simple traveler?

When a wayfarer is caught in the rain and mud in the midst of his travels, he prays that the rain should cease. Long ago, the roads were not equipped with protection against the elements or accessible places to shelter. If a person was on the road and heavy rains began to fall, he was in a pitiful state. Thus his prayer would emerge from the depths of his heart, from a realistic recognition that only his Creator can help him by causing the rain to stop and that there is no human power in the world that will allow him to continue on his journey. He feels with all his being that he is in the hands of his Creator, and his prayer is therefore pure in its quality of faith and his feelings of complete dependence. Such a prayer has the power to split the heavens, and reach the throne of Glory. This is why the Kohen Gadol was forced to plead that the prayers of travelers not be heeded – travelers always pray to be spared from rain, and if their prayers would be heeded the Holy Land would be deprived of its sorely needed rain…