Kicking off 7pm, on Wed 12.2.2020, at the Kotel
UPDATE: THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM HEVRON TO THE KOTEL, THE TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 7PM
You know, I’m totally knackered at the moment. Today is a little better than it’s been all week, but even though there is so very much stuff going on, I barely have the energy to notice, if you know what I mean.
This is going to be a mish-mash post.
First and most importantly, there is going to be another (hopefully huge….) prayer gathering taking place at the Kotel tomorrow, beginning at 7pm. If you want details on the buses etc, call the Breslov line (it’s in Hebrew – if I get more details in English I’ll update this post):
Why should you bother going, and making all this effort to get out there and pray on behalf of Rav Berland? What do you care, right? What has it got to do with you, if the Israeli police are ramping up their persecution of the Rav and Shuvu Banim again?
We aren’t praying for the Rav when we go to these things, we’re actually praying for ourselves.
We’re the ones that need all the help we can get, all the yeshuot, all the atonement for the billion and one sins we’ve been busy with since the last prayer gathering (just talking for myself of course….).
Personally, I have seen so many things move in my life in a good way, when I make the effort to be part of these prayer gatherings in Hevron. I don’t usually stay longer than an hour, and that’s OK. It’s just the effort to get there, and be part of it, that really counts.
So, come join me!
Unless of course your life is perfect and wonderful right now, in which case, I guess your motivation for trying to get this geula process moved on the sweet way probably isn’t so intense.
Next on the list, I got emailed by a journalist from the online news station i24, who wants to potentially interview me about Rav Berland. I have very mixed feelings about doing that, because you can’t trust a journalist as far as you can throw them when it comes to reporting facts about Rabbi Berland.
So, I told him I’m happy to do a live interview that can’t be cut, manipulated or misrepresented.
I’ll be amazed if he still wants to go ahead, but we’ll see.
Next, I’ve got the latest shiur for women to share with you, which is about ribui or, or how to cope with all this spiritual light that’s coming down ahead of Moshiach showing up, while still being able to actually function in the world down here.
It’s for women only, password protected and you can see it here:
(I had the wrong link up here, thanks to Rachel and Inna for letting me know. If you try this now, it should work as long as you have the password.)
If you want the password, you can get it by joining the Breslov Ladies mailing list here:
Next up, a reader shared the following, and I asked if I could post it up more widely.
They said yes, so here it is:
Message: I woke up this shabbos afternoon and told my wife that I just dreamt of the rav. In my dream I saw him in what resembled the barracks in the concentration camps, he was under his talis and learning a sefer. He asked me, almost rhetorically, “what does the Gemara say about the signs of moshiachs imminent arrival?” (paraphrased)
I tried asking him what Masechet, but did not get an answer. I automatically thought of this gemara:
אמר רבי זירא אמר רבי ירמיה בר אבא: “דור
שבן דוד בא קטיגוריא בתלמידי חכמים”
פרש”י: הרבה מסטינים ומלמדים חובה יעמדו
Although I didn’t know the exact source until someone just sent it randomly on a WhatsApp group (which kinda put the icing on the cake and triggered me to send you this.)
Anytime I see the Rav in my dreams, they usually come with amazing significance and personal revelations. I always wake up so uplifted and happy, I know for certain that these dreams are real! On motzei shabbos here in NJ at around 10pm I saw the breaking news that the Rav was arrested and it all just clicked.
And the last thing in this mish-mash post is that two days ago, my upstairs neighbor fainted in his apartment. He’s a healthy, young-ish man, so his wife freaked out when it happened.
Two ambulances showed up pronto, and that’s when we discovered that apparently there is a virulent strain of flu currently going around Israel right now, that causes people to faint. Thank God, that’s all it’s doing.
But it was another clear reminder just how much the Rav is actually sweetening everything with this Coronavirus outbreak, and why we need to keep close to him, and keep praying, even though if you feel the way I do right now, you have totally no oomph for anything much.
I’m meant to be moving house again in a couple of weeks, and because I know I’m moving on to pastures new, it’s kinda hard to find the motivation to keep the current place so ordered.
My daughter put is best when I asked her to tidy her room:
I don’t feel like tidying it up now, because I know I have to pack soon anyway, so I’ll just do it all then.
I think in some way, that’s what is going on with all of us right now, too.
We can feel things are about to change, and that’s part of why it’s so very hard to get on with anything. My brain has been feeling like mush all week. Today, it’s a little better than it’s been, but clearly the amount of ‘stress vibes’ in the air has been tremendous, recently.
But like I told my kid, and like I talk about in the class above, life has to go on, while we’re waiting for Moshiach to show up. There’s still mitzvahs to perform, people to help, tikkunim to rectify. And we still have to keep going in this world of asiyah, even though that’s coming so hard at the moment.
BH, when my brain grows back a little more, (probably after the atzeret tomorrow at the Kotel) I’ll have a more coherent post for you. But in the meantime, this is what I’ve got. We’ve been round this loop so many times, I have no more energy to even get excited about it all, either way.
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