Thursday, March 15, 2012

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan, tsunami wave hits coast

A small tsunami wave has hit Japan's northeastern coastline, officials say, after a strong earthquake rocked the region a year on from the country's worst post-war natural disaster.

The 20cm wave and 6.8 magnitude quake, which struck around 210km off the northern island of Hokkaido, prompted local authorities to issue an evacuation warning for coastal residents before it hit land.

Japan's meteorological agency also confirmed that an earlier 10cm wave had hit land.

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Yidden all over the world are asked to recite Tehillim and learn Torah for famous Magid of the generation Harav Shlomo Brevda Shlita, who is in need of a refuah sheleimah. He has been hospitalized at a medical center in Manhattan.

Rav Brevda is one of the most well-known maggidei shiur and darshanim and has delivered thousands of drashos in Jewish communities worldwide.
Rav Brevda is the author of numerouss eforim, including volumes on Yomim Tovim. His writings on the Torah of the Vilna Gaon and the Gaon’s seforim in aggadah and Kabbolah are particularly well known.

The name for Tehillim is Rav Shlomo Leibben Miriam.

May we only hear besuros tovos.

The Chazon Ish’s Lesson to Rav Brevda Shlit”a

Rav Shlomo Brevda Shlita recalled the following miracle that happened to him in Yerushalayim when he was a young man while he was learning in Brisk in Yerushalayim:
One night, he decided to run to a relative’s house. While he was approaching the house there was a sudden blackout, which made the street turn pitch black…

He suddenly remembered…..that right next to the relative’s house was a very long steep and slippery staircase built into the street, which one had to navigate very carefully in order to avoid slipping and falling down its sharp and circuitous route.

Stopping immediately to get his bearings, he tried to locate the staircase in the darkness, when he was absolutely stunned to find that the stairs where at the edge of his right foot, and had he continued running for just a fraction of a second more, he would have certainly been seriously injured C”V.

He was hoping that the next morning he will Daven and thank Hashem with his full heart, better then ever, after his life was saved by the split of the second, but Davening Scharis was just like any ordinary day, it bothered him tremendously.

So Rav Brevda traveled to Bnai Brak to discus this matter with the Chazon Ish (it took 4 hours each way) He related the miracle to the Chazon Ish. Rav Brevda asked the Chazon Ish, “Why is it that I do not feel any different and closer to Hashem Yisboruch since I woke up today, than when I woke up yesterday or any other day of my life? I was privileged to have an open miracle happen to me, yet I do not feel like I am on my way to serving Hashem any better today then yesterday! Or the day before? How can this be?

The Chazon Ish paused and thought for a few moments then he answered. There is a special Yetzer Hara called “The Yetzer Hara After an Open Miracle” that tries to weaken a person when he is stirred to serve Hashem after experiencing a miracle!!!
Now that Rav Brevda is in dire need of much of our Tefilos and learning Torah for a Zechus to survive his medical condition we all have to pitch in and ask Hashem to have mercy on “us” to help the Rav to get well and lead us towards Moshiach in the very very near future BS”D

Please continue Davening for Shloma Leib ben Miryam.