Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Visiting Devorah HaNevia and Esther HaMalka, a'h

On 24th Shvat, EXACTLY 2 months after finding Kever Devorah HaNevia (24 Kislev, first night of Chanukah), we had a big urge to visit her again, b'h. When we got to Tel Kadesh, we met with Ami and Gideon. The kids were very excited and decided to gather straws to make a big fire. As nite was setting in, and clear beautiful stars were coming out, the bonfire grew very big and it attracted IDF soldiers whom were patrolling the area. We invited them to join us and we sat around the bonfire talking and Ami and I told them the story of how we first found the Kever of Devorah HaNevia, a'h. Meanwhile, the kids were running around collecting more straws for the fire. My youngest sat next to me and told me that his head was hurting and blurted out "burning Esavs is not an easy job and it causes big headaches".

When Reb Gideon heard this, he connected the burning of the straws to the pasuk "והיה בית-יעקב אש ובית יוסף להבה ובית עשו לקש" Yaakov Avinu, zs'l, is fire, Yosef HaTzaddik, zs'l, is להבה flames, and Esav is straw. Without any of us realizing it, the kids were doing a tremendous tikun at the Kever of Devorah HaNevia!!!

Reb Gideon had a tremendous idea to visit the holy Kevers (graves) of Esther HaMalka, a'h, and Mordechai HaTzaddik, zs'l. We told the IDF soldiers that we are not sure how to get to Kfar Bara'am and asked if they can lead us the way - they were all smiles and apologies but b'h, we were able to somehow convince them and they finally agreed. We followed them in our car and about 20 minutes later, we got to the secret (ester - seter) location of Kever of Esther HaMalka, a'h, and Mordechai HaTzaddik, zs'l. We realized that HaShem sent us Malachim dressed in IDF uniforms to take us straight to the holy kevers.

Esther HaMalka and Mordechai HaTzaddik are buried in a PaRDeS (forest) and again, as it was 2 months ago searching for the Kever of Devorah HaNevia, a'h, we began searching for their Kevers. The only light we had was the moon, stars, and a tiny bit more from the cellular. As we began our search, we realized that the PaRDeS is full of trees, thorn bushes, and all sizes of rocks. After 90 minutes of searching, we gave up. We could not find them. We began searching an exit out of the PaRDeS and after an hour later, we all sat on the rocks, thinking what to do. We are in a PaRDeS and cannot find neither the holy Kevers and the exit out. We were all tired, hungry, cut up from the thorn bushes, and extremely thirsty. We were emotionally ready to spend the nite there, sleeping on the rocks, when it began raining. Reb Gideon suggested we try one more time to find the exit and led the way with his cellular 'flashlight'. We found sticks to help us walk and to help us avoid getting cut by the thorns. About 40 minutes of 'adventereous nite hiking in the woods', we see flat land - YES!!! From where we standing, it looked like a river but as we got closer, we realized it was land. To get to the flat land, we needed to squeeze thru a tall barbed wire gate (not electric, b'h). Everyone made it through safely, although the same cannot be said about the clothing...

Once we got to the 'other side, we weren't sure to take a left or right... Always take a right... We took the right and walked about a kilometer and all we saw is more land. We decided to turn around and walk to the other side. While walking, we were singing songs of praises to HKB'H and we were all in a very good mood, b'h, including the kids whom did not complaint the whole time even once!!!. Appx. 3 kilometers later, while singing Mizmor LeDavid, we FOUND THE CAR, CHASDEI HASHEM!!!

Tired, exhausted, hungry, and thirsty, we took the candles we carried with us for the past 3 hours and lit it next to the gate of the entrance to the PaRDeS. On the drive back towards home, we passed by Kever Devorah HaNevia... B'h, we got home safely, at 1 am.

That night Reb Gideon had a dream and Devorah HaNevia showed him that the מערב Maarav (West) is the secret of Shirat HaYam (Az Yashir Moshe U Bnei Israel...) and מערב is the same letters as Bara'am ברעם, where Esther HaMalka, a'h, and Mordechai HaTzaddik, zs'l, are buried.

With thanks to http://asimplejew.blogspot.com/2006/03/mordechai-esther-buried-in-eretz.html for meriting us to visit the holy kevers Erev Rosh Chodesh Adar of Esther HaMalka, a'h, and Mordechai HaTzaddik, zs'l.

Second attempt to find Mordechai HaYehudi and Esther HaMalka's burial grounds...




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