Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Borrowed Time

Rabbi Meir Avshalom Chai, 40, zs'kl, of Shavei Shomron, was murdered Thursday afternoon when terrorists fired at the car he was traveling in, between the Jewish communities of Shavei Shomron and Einav in Samaria, west of Shechem.

12 years earlier:
Rav Meir Chai was involved in a deadly car accident and after many hours of effort, the doctors were able to resuscitate him twice but he remained in critical condition for many weeks, unable to breathe on his own.

After long weeks of recuperation, he was finally able to breath on his own. When he 'woke up', he told his family and the doctors that he was in the world of truth and begged the heavenly court to allow him to return to his body. He told the heavenly court that he wants to be around his newborn son and didn't want to leave his wife a widow and his newborn son an orphan. The court decided that he'll be given exactly 12 years to raise his newborn son.

Since then, Rav Meir Chai used the borrowed time to strengthen his faith in HaShem. His family said that as the end of the 12 years was approaching, he was very apprehensive. On that fatal Thursday, the son that was born 12 years earlier celebrated his 12th birthday.

In the afternoon hours, Harav Meir Avshalaom Chai, HI"D, was murdered.

He returned his soul to His Maker.
יהי זכרו ברוך!




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