Dreaming of Moshiach

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Forgivness and Forgive Dream

Last night I dreamed about Gershon HaCohen. Who is he? Brigadier General Gershon HaCohen is the commander who was responsible for the evacuation of most of the settlements in Gush Katif. The person whom the settlers see as commander of the expulsion.[+/-] show/hide text

He was asked prior to the disengagement if he's at peace with the assignment? His answer, "Absolutely. When it was assigned to me, I called my father and told him about it. He was silent for a moment, and then he said: "Oy vey, you have to do it. There is no way to get out of doing it". I am about to evacuate Gush Katif as a soldier of the Israeli sovereign. As a soldier, my story is very simple. Together with the 12,000 soldiers and policemen in my division, I am about to enable the State of Israel to carry out the decision of the government, even in a place where there is severe controversy. The ability to carry out this decision is what turns us from a council of communities into a state."

A year later, Israel's Channel 10 presented the Gush Katif evacuation from IDF's officers view, it can be viewed at http://www.col.org.il/show_news.asp?22642. Brigadier General Gershon HaCohen and General Staff (המטכ"ל) Dan Chalutz are interviewed before the disengagement and the movie films how they implemented the evacuation (in Hebrew).

A year later, IDF general Gershon HaCohen was the subject of a report on Channel 10 TV in Israel. When paying a condolence call to the bereaved family of a fallen IDF soldier, HaCohen was quoted as saying the following:

"The Disengagment was a crime against the nation of Israel, I was part of that crime and I therefore apologize..."

A Rav was asked on the "Moriya" Jewish website about granting forgiveness to Gershon HaCohen. Rav Amiel, one of the rabbis who participates, answered as follows: "Of course he should be forgiven! If the forgiveness is asked for sincerely, for all aspects of the crime, then of course he should be forgiven."

I don't know if his apology was sincere or if he even really apologized (IDF spokesman denies any of the statements attributed to General Gershon HaCohen, NRG).

Giving him the benefit of doubt, I believe he apologized and it was sincere. After watching the documentary, it seems that although he did a "good job" as an IDF General, at times, he seemed "uncomfortable" and wished it wasn't happening. It takes a lot of courage to do what he did but it takes a "real mensch" to apologize and for this, he's admirable.

Chalom Tov Chalom Shalom
Last night in the dream, I saw Gershon HaCohen dying (c'v) in an unnatural way before Rosh HaShana 5767. I was surprised to see so many Jews from different backgrounds and cities attending his Levaya (funeral). Part of a Levaya process is asking for Mechila (forgiveness) from the deceased. I was surprised to see so many Jews crying and begging his Neshama (soul) for forgiveness.

In the dream, I remembered writing a public apology (Forgive Me) on the blog and asked HaShem to help us to completely forgive the soldiers and police who expelled us from our homes in the Gush and I realized that these people are asking his Neshama (soul) for Mechila because they have not forgiven him.

I don't know if this dream is true or not (b'h, it's not true) but the message is very important. Ask for forgiveness and forgive TODAY - before it's too late.




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