Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Not Just the Footsteps of Moshiach..."

אין ישראל נגאלים אלא בתשובה - Jews will be redeemed thru Tshuva. The Torah promises that Bnei Israel will do Tshuva at the end of the Galut and immediately, will be redeemed. As it says in Sefer Devarim דברים פרק ל) ''והיה כי יבואו עליך כל הדברים האלה… ושבת עד השם אלוהיך, ושב השם אלוהיך ורחמך

In Israel, the "coolest" music are techno, progressive, trance, and hip-hop. The latest most popular hit is the "Breslev Moshiach Trance" - a quick rythm beat with words Rav Nachman and Moshiach mingled in with the music. (NK's comment: I do not have permission to redistribute).

There is an even a "cooler trend" spreading quickly in Eretz Israel[+/-] show/hide text
; sounds of Shema Israel, Mode Ani, Shofar, and songs of Moshiach are being heard from the mouths of the children. These precious children are not from religious homes, and in some cases, the parents are anti-religious and most do not keep Shabbat, (yet).

Why are secular anti-religion parents sending their children to Orthodox schools? Because the dear children are demanding it. They are refusing to return to public schools and giving the parents no choice.

Rabbi Shimon Biton Shlita, Director of Lev Le'Achim (an outreach organization) in Beer Sheva says the "trend" is growing daily. Edan, 11, asked him to convince his father to let him attend a religious school. After successfully convincing the father, Eidan began attending an Orthodox school. 4 weeks later, Rabbi Biton gets a phone call from the father asking him to immediately come to his house. While driving, Rabbi Biton, afraid that the father wants to pull his son out, prepared a whole speech. What a shock he got when the father told him "Everything's fine at the school, but Edan is insisting that I do Kiddush with Chalot on Shabbat and I don't know how".

In Sderot, a young girl was preparing for Netilat Yadayim. The sound of katyushot siren was heard but the girl refused to go to the Shelter and insisted to properly wash her hands. While arguing with her father about the importance of washing hands; yes, you guessed it - the katyusha fell 10 feet away from the shelter. No one was hurt, b'h.

Another girl in Kiryat Gat was planning with her parents her lavish birthday party. She wanted a magician to appear to entertain her friends, despite the high cost. Suddenly she said that she's willing to drop the whole party on one condition; instead of wasting the money on a party, her parents should build her a new room, "becuz it's not modest to sleep in the same room with my brothers".

A Haifa Yeshiva accepted 12-year-old Eran, along with his long hair. Eran enjoys the school and had friends who continue attending public schools. Friday nites he likes to "hang out" with his "secular" friends but something changed last week. He realized that his friends are not good influence and he doesn't enjoy their company as much. He waited till Motzei Shabbat to trim his hair to the scalp.

In Kfar Saba, Yaffa, mother of 4, says "2 of my children attend Yeshiva and 2 are in public school. The difference of their behaviors is very noticable".

Merav from Tel Aviv says she decided to put her son in a religious school becuz of the growing danger in JEWISH Israeli public schools. "I want to know that I am sending my son to school and not to self-defense courses. I prefer my son to be a Yeshiva boy and not a drug dealer, c'v".

When HaRav HaGaon Matityahu Solomon Shlita, Mashgiach (spiritual supervisor) of Lakewood Yeshiva, visited a Yeshiva in Southern Israel, he asked one of the students if she previously attended a religious school. "No way" answered 10 year old Hila "I came from a secular school". The Rav asked her why she decided to come to a religious school and Hila confidently responded "Because here is the truth". "How do you know that here is the truth?", asked the Mashgiach, questioning her strong confidence. Hila simply answered "because I came from the other side".

When the Rav heard this answer, emotional tears flowed without shame from his eyes. "This is not the footsteps of Moshiach, this is the MOSHIACH himself".

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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