by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
(via Email) R' Itamar Shwartz, who's famous for his sefer Bilvavi Mishkan Evne, recently went to the US for a speaking tour. At at least two locations, he gave a very strong and direct message, that Jews must move to the Holy Land NOW!!!
R' Shwartz is not any kind of "zionist", he's as charedi "yeshivish" as they come. He was invited to speak because of his sefarim, Bilvavi, and Da Et Atzmecha, which show how to find oneself and connect to Hashem in a true way. In one of the locations his message basically was, I very much want to speak to you about connecting to Hashem, but first we have to take care of the basics... First, come to E'Y, spend most of your time on Torah and not work, and (especially for women) dress with the same tznius as our foremothers. After you do these three things I'll be very happy to speak about the forth one.
The interesting thing is that literally the day afted he left (15 of Elul), the financial crash started.
You can listen to these drashas here. (the ones in Baltimore Shomrei Emunah, and Manhattan Ramat Orah Synagogue)
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
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