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Thursday, June 25, 2009

If I Forget Thee, Oh Yerushalayim

This post is in loving memory of the Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed and saintly memory, whose 15th yahrtzeit is today, 3 Tammuz.

The Lubavitch Rebbe, zs'kl, forewarned: “Yerushalayim will have to be freed once more”

Recently, Yom Yerushalayim was celebrated. We bring a relevant excerpt of an interview with former MK Geula Cohen, who relates what the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zs'kl, told her years ago regarding Yerushalayim.

“I visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe immediately after the Six Day War. During the course of the conversation, the Rebbe spoke harsh words also about Yerushalayim.

“The Rebbe said that Yerushalayim wasn’t occupied because of a deep inner desire to free our holy places, rather due to external pressure. This was obvious in the way that the IDF was requested not to damage anything, and cost the lives of soldiers.

“He also spoke of the uncertainties that were part of the war that they hadn’t prepared to occupy our holy places, and didn’t identify themselves with those places, and have no empathy for them. Therefore the Rebbe said that he is concerned that Yerushalayim will have to be occupied once again.

“In that same conversation, he said that this occupation will not hold out, and that the city will have to be fought for again.

"When the Rebbe told me this, I was extremely alarmed. When the Rebbe noticed this, he tried to calm me, and said that certainly things may change, if the leadership changes their mode of thought. But this is what the Rebbe felt, and what he told me at that time.

“At first I was wary of publicizing what the Rebbe said. At the time, his words seemed unrealistic. Only after a while, when we all see the situation, I publicized the Rebbe’s words.”

Excerpt from an interview aired on Reshet Moreshet, with Uri Revach. www.sos-israel.com




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