OPINION & COMMENT
Moshiach is a "son of falling," because the falling itself,
if acknowledged and treated properly, brings Moshiach.
As long as we recognize that we have fallen and we mourn our
situation and long for it to end, there is hope of rising
As long as we recognize that we have fallen and we mourn our situation and long for it to end, there is hope of rising again.
The Seventh Principle: The
Prophecy of Moshe Rabbeinu
The following is an excerpt from the sefer Fundamentals and Faith, by HaRav Weinberg, edited by Rabbi Mordechai Blumenfeld. The sefer is about the 13 Principles of Faith. This section discusses the seventh principle.
The Reason for the Churban
Following are excerpts from several shmuessen delivered last year during Sivan and Tammuz to talmidim in Yeshivas Kol Torah in Yerushalayim. They were prepared for publication by an independent listener (and not by HaRav Deutsch).
"`How can I alone bear your burden, your care and your strife?' (Devorim 1,12) This can be compared to a lady who had three chaperones. One attended her during her time of serenity, one attended her during her decline and the third, during her downfall. Thus did Moshe minister to the Jewish people in their prime and said, `Eicho -- How shall I alone bear . . . '
Eichoh Yoshvo Bodod
"She was like a widow." There is no nation on earth whose countenance bears the imprint of isolation as does the Jews. Even those who never knew any other existence, go about their lonely way, split, demi-people, not certain themselves why they feel so lonely, desolate and isolated.
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