The Matzav Shmoooze: Putting Out the Fires



Dear Matzav Readers,

A thought has been running through my mind and I’m sharing it with you.

Within the last week there have been 4 fires (that I’m aware of).

Lives have been lost, property has been lost and lots of damage.

As an individual who doesn’t look at events as coincidental, the thought that came to my mind is the following.

It is brought down – and I’m not sure where, that the Bais Hamikdash was destroyed by fire and IY”H very soon will be rebuilt with fire.

Moshiach is just about here. The Bais Hamikdash is just about ready to descend in a pillar of fire.

Are we ready to forgo the fires – anger, resentment, hatred, etc. for the beautiful pillar of fire with our Bais Hamikdash??

Have we heard enough calls in the last few days?

Are we turning down an opportunity in this month of Geula?

Are we ready?

Can we bite our tongue and not yell, speak badly, or have ill feelings about our brother/sister and instead whisper to Hashem to take it as a Korban and bring down the Bais Hamikdash?

Is there anything more we are waiting for?

Thank you for allowing me to share my thought.

A Fellow Reader

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  1. Just good days ahead lets hope. Torah is well worth waiting on.

    G-d is true so we can be sure our prayers are heard.

    The world changes with Torah.

    So wait on Torah too. Our faith can be special to every day a jew has an eye to see the faith of Abraham.

    G-d bless America.

  2. How is moshiach supposed to come about?!

    Judaism is primarily about the Klal.

    Our obligation is to work with the present reality ,all the while doing our utmost developing towards a better world.

    Ignore the shouts of “k’fiah datit”.

    Rav Eliyahu Lopian said

    “when they give us blows,kumpt unz. kumpt unz!

    { translation :we had it coming. we deserve it.}

    Their silent cry is :you proclaimed to be concerned about chinuch,about Tradition.

    how come you were/are so unconcerned about us?What about us?

    Where’s our sense of Achrayus?

    Does anyone doubt that Yiddishkeit in yerushalayim has impact throughout the world?

    Once a group of people in a frum section of Yerushalyim were protesting that their street should be closed on Shabbos because there was a religious majority living in the area.

    Rav Schach stated that the concept of majority should not be used as an argument. They must fight for the truth because of its inherent value. Otherwise, in the sections of Tel Aviv and Petach Tikva where transgressors are the majority, they will sell treifos and desecrate Shabbos openly and with impunity!


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