Dreaming of Moshiach

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hello from Yerushalayim

B'h, our Aliya is going very well. We arrived last week b'h, and upon landing in Ben Gurion, we proceeded to the luggage carousel to pick up our 8 extra heavy and large luggages - while waiting for our luggages, we hear "All passengers from flight 808 please proceed to the lost and found." Turns out, all the passengers' luggages got lost and we had to stand on line to file a complaint and give description of our luggages... b'h. A day later, while at the kever of David HaMelech, zs'kl, we get a phone call that our luggages were found and are on the way to our home. By the time we reached home, the driver was sitting outside our door, (im)patiently waiting...

The following night was the Abir Yaakov's Hillula, Rabenu Yaakov Abuchazera, zs'kl. My sister in law is the great granddaughter of the Baba Sali, zs'kl, and she invited us to her grandmother's house for the Hillula. Her grandmother is the daughter of the Baba Sali. While there, I asked the Rabbanit and her holy sister if it's true what their father, the Baba Sali, said regarding wearing wigs - that if a woman will wear wigs, she'll never see Olam Haba. Rabbanit Pnina tichye (my sister in law's grandmother' sister) told me that she personally heard her father say when she was 18 years old "women that wears wigs light up the fire of Gehenom".

During the war in Gaza, there was a story that soldiers were saved by the same woman before entering a trapped home (trapped with hidden bombs). The soldiers were about to enter a house and when they tried walking in, a woman stopped them in their tracks and told them that it's trapped and they should not enter. This reoccured 3 times in 3 different locations in Gaza. At the third trapped house, the soldiers asked the woman, "Who are you?" and she answered "Rochel". My brother in law is friends with Rav Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita and the Rav told my brother in law that his father, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita, prayed to HaShem to send Rochel Imenu to save our soldiers and it was Rochel Imenu, a'h, that stopped the soldiers entering the trapped house.

I urge all of you to make Aliya - you will never regret leaving America but you might regret remaining in America...

Shabbat Shalom Umevorach, nava




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