GREAT NEWS !!! A Short Tribute to a Great Cause- Bet Shemesh Educational Center!

The Ethiopian Bar Mitzvah is going ahead in the next month, as thank G-d many kind people have raised the funds necessary to make this special day for 30 young men. Thank you making a difference now! A date and invitations are on the way. WE Need your kind help now! For the new year already! Share the cause (<-click here) to others who can help too!

A Short Tribute to a Great Cause- Bet Shemesh Educational Center! This blog is to bring comfort for Leiby’s soul and family as its been only 6 months everybody. We all need to be more like Dovid Hamelech/King David who would look out for everyone and take care of them… This kindness will protect all our people, being a light onto the world and this is what Bet Shemesh Educational Center is all about!   Bet Shemesh is dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged boys and helping them … Read More

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3 thoughts on “GREAT NEWS !!! A Short Tribute to a Great Cause- Bet Shemesh Educational Center!

  1. The Holiday of Tisha B’Av thanks from Rabbi Price – please be kind with the above blog thanks!

    We all know that Shabbos Devorim is always Shabbos Chazon-the Shabbos before Tisha B’Av. Therefore we will discuss a little about Tisha B’Av. This is mainly taken from a Parsha Sheet from Rav Asher Balanson, shlita.

    We know that on Tisha B’Av we don’t say Tachanun because it’s called a “Moed” –a Holiday in Tanach. At first glance this looks like a play on words. We know that at the time of Mashiach it will be a holiday, but it’s certainly not a holiday nowadays. There must be a deeper meaning to this Halacha.

    Rav Wolbe,ztl quotes Rav Yeruchem Levovitz ztl of the Mir who says that even though all the other holidays that we celebrate during the Jewish yearly cycle indicate how close Hashem is to us, on Tisha B’Av we celebrate a moed shel richuk- a holiday which shows us how far away Hahsem is from us.

    At the time preceding the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, the Jews didn’t believe that the Beis HaMikdash would be destroyed, despite the warnings of the Prophet Yirmiyahu . There were many false prophets assuring them that there was nothing to worry about. Klal Yisrael were more or less convinced that they were doing the right thing and the Beis HaMikdash was not threatened.

    The navi said to them, “How can you say that you have not sinned? Look at what you have done.” We see from this that they really believed that they had not sinned so badly. Maybe they made a few minor mistakes, but their overall situation was not too bad. That is what they thought.

    Then, all of a sudden, Hashem allows the Beis Hamikdash to be destroyed. All of a sudden they were faced with the realization that they HAD been sinning very badly, their ways had not been good. To them, Tisha B’Av was not just the day that the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed, it was the day they were rudely awakened to their true situation.

    While it is not good for a person to commit sins, it is worse for a person to commit sins and not realize it. He thinks that he’s a tzadik when he’s really a rasha. That is the worse possible situation.

    For a person who has been convinced that he’s doing fine and that all is well, the realization that this is not true, while certainly very upsetting, but it’s also a cause for celebration. At least now he knows his true situation, and he’s no longer fooling himself.

    This is what is meant by a “moed shel richuk.” On Tisha B’Av we celebrate the fact that we are no longer able to fool ourselves. We don’t have the Beis Hamikdash and that is OUR fault. All year long we can walk around fooling ourselves that we are more or less tzadikim. On Tisha B’Av this is no longer true. We must take a good accurate look at ourselves and see the truth as it really is.

  2. Reblogged this on midnightrabbi inspires and commented:

    GREAT NEWS !!!

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    GREAT NEWS !!!

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