Wednesday, November 08, 2006

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Sacrifice & Prayer - Call for Jerusalem!

A commentor wrote - "Announcements now over loudspeakers and wall posters all over Jerusalem are calling upon the public to take part in a public Tikkun Chatzot prayer tonight in Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood. The midnight prayers, beseeching mercy from Heaven, have been called to mourn over the plans to hold the parade in the capital on Friday.

Worshippers coming to Meah Shearim for the public Tikkun Chatzot are encouraged to dress in sackcloth and ashes, as per ancient mourning traditions."
Another wrote in response, "Make sure you're not led lead into a government-planned ambush." It's a good point, the government has used provacators in the past!

Yerushalmi commented...

This is a time like that at the edge of Yam Suf where Hashem asked Moshe, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to go forward." It will take a few Nachshonim to jump in at risk of life and limb to part the Sea, but freedom is on the other side...freedom to serve Hashem as he so desires.

The parade can be stopped. If one million Jews or even half that amount plant themselves bodily in the parade's path, it ain't goin' nowhere. It needn't require violence, just steadfast faith and a willingness to take a stand.

This moment has the potential to be a great turning point, perhaps even the gateway to Redemption itself, but if you think we can bring it without the willingness to sacrifice as Avraham Avinu did at Har HaMoriyah, think again. Understand that if this step is taken, the momentum must be maintained.

Think about it. Are you really ready for Mashiach to come? Once we cross the sea, it's the wilderness. Are you ready to follow his instructions? Ready to rebuild the Beit Hamikdash and all that it entails? We have to think seriously about this, people. Mashiach has not yet revealed himself because it's not yet clear that we have what it takes to accept all that comes with him. This is your opportunity to say you are truly ready for Mashiach; that you really, really> want Mashiach, come what may.

If we pass this test, Mashiach could be revealed in our very midst. Halevai! But know this, life is going to be very, very different on the other side of the sea. Prepare yourselves. Strengthen yourselves. Be resolved that NOW is the time to defeat our enemies and restore the fortunes of Zion which is nothing less than the pure and unadulterated service of G-d in His Holy Temple.

Amein! Kein Yehi Ratzon!

Warning, this is not only one sided, the following from Israel National News...

( Chairman of the National Religious Party faction in the Knesset, MK Zevulun Orlev, turned over to the parliamentary security officer a threatening letter he received regarding his opposition to the Gay Pride Parade planned for this Friday in Jerusalem.

The letter, signed by "Proud Homosexuals," includes the following: "If your threats to disrupt and harm our pride parade come true, we hereby warn that for every marcher who is injured by you, 10 religious girls will be raped, and we swear to take full measure of vengeance against you. Be warned, your day is near."


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