Thursday, July 19, 2012

Moshiach Comes Av


The Haredi World lost a luminary. May the merit of learning Torah bring a Speedy Redemption!

...roshei tavos [first letters] of Rav Elyashiv's Name:  יוסף שלום בן אברהם חיה מושה  is:
משיח בא\אב - "Moshiach Comes / Moshiach Av

Source: Soul Mazal

26 comments:

  1. interesting i hope so please!!!!

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  2. that's not interesting it's devastating...

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  3. When a person dies it means they have concluded their mission. Fact is, we all die eventually. When a tzaddik dies it is devastating for the world, of course, but the message in his name is interesting. You're very negative lately, Genoism.

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    1. Sorry Devorah. Just feel like people are so focused on moshiach that instead of seeing the repercussions of the events going on. The name thing is interesting but say moshiach doesn't come this year, or the next. People would have been so focused on moshiach that they don't realize that losing our gedolim is diminishing our knowledge of the torah everytime - which causes our generation to fall further, which in turn causes less people to be redeemed when moshiach does come.

      The mitzvah of loving your fellow jew like yourself seems impossible today. Instead of mourning the loss of a great man we are instead excited about his name. Sure he probably fulfilled his mission here but we are going to be missing out on the guidance he was bringing to us.

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    2. ''Before Moshiach there will be no leaders''

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  4. Baruch Dayan HaEmett. Does anyone realize whom this world has just lost? He was the Gadol Hador. My gosh. The light of the world has just been dimmed. Gadol Hador. He was the gadol hador.
    Gollllly. We need to introspect- see what we need to do in our loives. WHen we lose a gadol, we need to look inside. We need to ask Hashem to guide us even more.

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    1. Leah you do know the term "gadol Hador " is a relatively new ter and concept.

      And curious if there was a call "to look inside" when the Rambam or Yosef caro died. if so i never heard about it. Did you expect him to never die??

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    2. Your sarcasm certainly hasn't died Doc.

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  5. On the same day the terrible attack in Bulgaria, seven Israelis killed in a bomb.

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  6. sometimes the reason for someones death is old age, . . just saying.

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  7. "It is said that with the death of a Gadol, one is supposed to take upon himself one of the Middos that the Gadol exemplified as a תיקון for the lack of those Middos that are now missing in the world. I think it is quite obvious that an enormous level of התמדה and דיקדוק במצוות is gone. It would stand to reason that we must now take extra care to bring this קדושה back in to the world so that he could stand up for us and be a מליץ יושר in שמים with tremendous love and pride." - Mordechai Tiefenbrunn

    Baruch Dayan Emet : HaRav Elyashiv Zatzal.

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  8. thats why on my blog i qualified with: "when one tzaddik dies, another rises." im hoping his name implies the obvious. the loss with him is the loss of every gadol - look to moshe rabbeinu. when he died, they mourned greatly, but 2 of the biggest things they mourned were the loss of his halachic knowledge and a leader who could lead them into the land.
    strikingly, its similar here. we are trying to secure eretz yisrael and strengthen halacha (as he was a gadol for his renowned halacha knowledge primarily)
    thus moshiach would be the obvious answer as the next tzaddik...only Hashem knows.
    regardless, Rav Elyashiv will be missed in more ways than one, and it is never easy to lose a leader in klal yisrael.
    But Hashem taught us how to move on and strive ever higher no matter what, as the end of the chumash and beg. of yehoshua taught us this very lesson.
    i think you are right leah, and frankly: the answer to guiding us more - in our times moshiach is what we need! if not now, when?

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  9. btw, i only posted my blogpost, because i had written it when rav elyashiv was sick and people wanted kavannah for his n ame. rav fish had sent out this dvar torah for many months. i posted his name for one final time. i hope i could add merit to his name's continued mission. it was a very obvious find in his name, i hope not for naught - God willing moshiach is close.

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  10. Honestly folks, I don't know how many of you live in Israel, but with our behavior, our midot, our business practices here in the 'Holy'land you expect the Mashiach this Av. On what merit really can you expect anyone to stand up?

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    1. This is b'ita redemption. We don't have the merit, but we will be redeemed anyway.

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  11. Thank you Devorah, Rabbi Katz and Joe.
    DrM: I pray that one day you are able to find answers to the "questions" you have. It is much better to be united-especially in these times.
    May Rav Elyashiv be judged favorably and may we see moshiach speedily and soon.

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  12. Hello Batya,
    Good to see you. I usually hop onto your blog from here.
    I understand that you, in our Holy (blessed) Land are unfortunately plagued by all those things that you write. It's not good. With that I must agree.
    You ask:
    "On what merit ... can you expect anyone to stand up?"
    I sure don't have the answer. But if it had to come to this (!), that a Man of such stature as HoRav Yosef Sholem Elyashim zt"l had to be taken from our midst, then surely HE WILL BE A MEILITZ YOSHER FOR AM YISRAEL and KLAL YISRAEL!
    And we badly need that!

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    1. Bracha: You are confusing people. Shiloh is not Batya from Shiloh Musings. A totally different person.

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  13. When Jews truly speak to one another with kindness, don't hate each other in their heart, sincerely forgive and want for the other what they want, maybe things will improve. G-d willing we can get over our egos and divisions and bring mashiach. It's a big pill to swallow. It's easier to say than to do.

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  14. Harav Hagaon Haposek Hagadol was buried on Rashi's yahrzeit. His rashei taivos, in rearranged order, share the same rashei taivos as Rashi's

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  15. Thank you dear Devorah for correcting me.
    Yes, you are absolutely right! My mistake!
    Sorry people for confusing you...
    It seems I am the one who is confused!

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  16. To Anonymous 10:42 PM

    I also found it rather interesting that Horav Hagaon Haposek Hagadol, HoRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ztzvk'l, was buried on Rashi's yahrteit.

    I connected this to the Gaon's depth and breadth of Torah knowledge comparable, perhaps, to that of Rahi!

    Your comment is gevaldig-awesome!

    Elimelech

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  17. Good read: http://machonshilo.org/en/component/content/article/34-featured/608-the-ravs-blog-harav-elyashiv-zl-and-the-haredi-mind-part-01?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Machon_Shilo+%28Machon+Shilo+Articles+and+Publications%29&lang=eng

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