Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fire Under Fire

Guest post by Y.&S.:

Around 30 years ago when some women started wearing immodest clothing, a large gathering was organized in “Tirat Chen” social hall and the Gaon Maran Rav Eliezer Shach, zsk'l, screamed from the depth of his heart: “If the women of the Avrechim go out with short and tight clothing, we need to close down all the Kolelim, of what value is all the Torah of the husband? If the woman wears that type of clothing, all the Torah that the husband learned goes to the Sitra Achra (the Evil side).

Fight the fire of War with the fire of Torah & Avoda

אבינו מלכנו! Please void the evil plans of our enemies!

Dear Sisters,

The Gedolei Yisroel have called upon married women and young girls to increase their level of צניעות in order to merit ` ה's miraculous protection of כנסת ישראל. The level of צניעות that you have practiced until now, should be increased to a higher level.

The Gedolim are appealing to your בינה יתירה and מידה (mida) of רחמנות that `ה blessed you with.

In these days when our lives are being threatened by armies from outside and terrorists from within, yene machla, different sicknesses, accidents, strange occurrences, anti-semitism, Ha-shem Yerachem Olenu, we cannot only continue to behave as we have done until now, but we must make changes to merit ` ה's love and protection.

There is something that is in our hands to do.

A married woman can show that she is מקודשת exclusively to her husband and thereby teach כנסת ישראל that they are מקודשת exclusively to ` ה. In שיר השרים Rashi Hakadosh explains that a married woman can carry out the true ` רצון of ` הby covering her hair with a hat or a formal mitpachas whenever she leaves her house. This shows clearly that she is a married woman and that she is reserving her beauty exclusively for her husband. Rashi Hakadosh explains that the married woman thereby teaches כנסת ישראל that they are מקודשת exclusively to ` ה. (שיר השרים ד,א)
When a married woman wears any shaitel and/or tight or fitted clothing outside the house, she is not showing that she wants to be מקדיש (guard) her beauty exclusively for her husband, but rather that her beauty is being made hefker for all men to admire and thereby being מכשיל the men.

This is against the shlichus which ` ה gave to a married woman, to show that she is מוקדשת exclusively to her husband and thereby teach כנסת ישראל that they are מוקדשת exclusively to ` ה.

In light of the call of Gedolei Yisroel to women and girls to increase their צניעות ,each woman and girl is being requested to please examine her wardrobe to assure that it does not contain any shockingly un-צנוע attracting clothing such as:
Cotton knit (tricot) tops, lycra tops and skirts, skirts that are short and narrow, skirts that are straight, transparent stockings, skirts with slits, earrings that dangle or are gross, skin colored stockings or shells or blouses and accessories (handbags) that are bright colored, glittery or flashy etc…)
Our homes can also be examined in order to remove all items of goyish culture that are causing the people inside the homes to forget that we are all in ` ה's presence.

In order to publicize that we are making changes to increase our צניעות, that we are fighting the fire of war with the fire of תורה and עבודה, we are proposing to make a public bonfire to which women and girls will bring un-צנועה clothing and un-צנועה items to burn.

This will show our fervent determination to make changes to increase our צניעות and thereby merit the protection of ` ה's Shechina.

We will show that we are not fooling ourselves and being fashion models of goyish culture, but that we are truly carrying out ` ה's רצון of צניעות with אמת and אהבה.

אי"ה in this merit, ` ה will void the evil plans of our enemies against us, such as yene machla, different sicknesses, accidents, strange occurrences, anti-semitism, terrorist attacks, Kasam and Katyusha rockets and ח"ו atomic bombs, Ha-shem Yerachem Olenu.

The date of the great bonfire will be released shortly, but you can start immediately to carry out the Gedolim's request to make changes to increase your level of צניעות, by married women covering their hair with a hat or a formal mitpachas which covers all the hair and by married women and girls wearing loose clothing that does not reveal the body shape.

If you feel that you are being different from some others around you when you increase your צניעות to a higher level in accordance with the Gedoloim's request, you should realize that ` הwants you to be a leader. The condition upon which ` הsaved the כנסת ישראל from מצרים is that each one would behave like a leader, like "בני בכורי ישראל". (שמות ד, כב)

By behaving like a leader in צניעות for those around you, you will help כנסת ישראל to receive the ברכה from ` :ה להצילך ולתת אויביך לפניך and לראש ולא לזנב `ה ונתנך and to merit the גאולה שלמה.

If you think that when you increase your צניעות you are changing your mother's and/or grandmother's mesora, you should realize that you give your parents a tremendous zechus and nachas `ה בעיני when you make changes to a higher level of קדושה in accordance with the request of the Gedolei Yisroel.

בזכות נשים צדקניות נגאלו אבותינו ממצרים ועתידים להגאל




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