Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Comments on Tzizit Dream

Interesting and deep insight comments about the Tzizit dream of 9 Av.

1. I think that the Tzizit represents Eretz Yisrael, (arba kanfot ha'aretz). The threads are the ztinorot (pipes) of the Tsadikim who are the protection and source of holiness of Eretz Yisra'el. [+/-] show/hide text
This does not seem a good dream at all.
Of course it is only a warning but it means that something drastic has to take place even if it takes place just in one's heart. I don't know what more we can do. Am Yisra'el still seem they are asleep. It's like there's a truck rolling down the hill which no-one is able to stop.

2. There are still Jews who are in a deep slumber and do not even know what the word or concept of teshuva is. How do we present this message to them? Even if we discuss it with them, if they are not ready for it, they will not be receptive and it will not penetrate.Do the people who know about teshuva bear the burden of those who don't? Being a BT, I have always had difficulty with this concept. If a Jewish neshama is still in captivity, it has not been freed yet to do teshuva. It isn't aware that it is supposed to. It doesn't know how. It's not their fault. Some neshamas may not even know they are Jewish.

3. I agree with your dream I was just wondering how 100% of Klal Yisroel can do teshuva

Personal View:
Am Israel as a whole has suffered as a whole, such as in the Holocaust, Spanish Inquisition, etc. Very few succeeded escaping death and those that did, suffer greatly - losing their family members, nightmares, etc.

From what I understand and according the the holy books, this wake up call is for the individual Jew. Am Israel will be judged separately. A Rav's holiness will not be able to save another Jew.

Example: If a husband keeps HaShem's commandments and the wife not c'v, the husband will survive and the wife's "purifying" process will take longer...

It's kind of the Titanic scenerio - before the boat sank, people were helping each other. Once the danger started sinking, each tried to save himself.

About helping other Jews to do Tshuva, the only thing I can advise is to be an example. Most times, being an example of what a Jew is - it's an everlasting impression and wakes the person up to do Tshuva.

A lot of people purchase lotto tickets but do not win, ever. The reason I'm saying it is not everyone is zoche (merits) to do Tshuva. To be zoche to do Tshuva is sweeter than any amount of money won... HaShem does not judge a person by the amount of money he has but rather by how much he gave away, knowing it's not his to begin with...

We do not know calculations of HaShem but try to help Jews. I live in a private house with 1 neighbor who are a young Israeli secular couple. We invited them many times Shabbat and although they accepted, they never showed up. Sometimes I cook dinner for them so they should not order chinese food or pepperoni pizza... We expained to them last week about 9 Av and asked if they could fast for 2 hours - it'll be their "war contribution". They both said they will think about it but don't think so...

There's an old proverb: " You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink it"




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו