Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Ponevezher Rav zt"l on Yom Yerushalayim

The Ponevezher Rav zt"l on Yom Yerushalayim

A translated excerpt from Wikipedia:

Following Israel's military successes of the Six Day War, he published an article which included the following:
My dear brothers! Can we allow ourselves to be small minded at this great and awesome hour? Should we not be embarrassed to remain unobservant of this wondrous period, when we are surrounded by obvious miracles, and even a blind person can sense the palpable miracles... the miracles, wonders, salvations, comforts and battles [Ed. a reference to the Al HaNissim prayer recited on Purim and Hannukah], that occurred in the Holy Land and in the Holy City [Ed. of Jerusalem] and the Temple Mount, even those who saw it with their own eyes, even those who experienced it themselves, they cannot manage to express the depths of their emotions. Perhaps one like myself who was wandering during those days among the Jewish communities in the Diaspora, is better capable of recognizing the tremendous miracles and can consider the nature of these wondrous events.
— Rabbi Kahaneman, Beit Yaakov monthly, edition 100, Elul 5727

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