Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Thank You!

image003by Reb Gutman Locks

How often do you see a group of goyim (non-Jews) come to the Kotel and receive cheers of, “Welcome! Welcome! --- Thank you”?  Well, it happened yesterday afternoon, when a large group of uniformed firemen from the international fire teams that came to help put out the huge forest fire by Haifa, came to the Kotel.

    There were about 70 of them, and we all walked up to them, shook their hands, and thanked them warmly. They were happily surprised by the welcome from the religious Jews who happened to be there.

    When large groups of non-Jews help Israel, it is a small taste of what it will be like when the final Redemption comes. And these acts of their kindness speed the arrival of that day.


  1. Sad but fact, you'd rather have goyim at the Wall than women. Pitiful. No wonder you have to jump thru hoops for redemption.

  2. I understand that as a woman heathen i am the lowest of the lowest?
    Oh well, it's an upside down world. :)

  3. What in Heaven's Name are you complaining about! My wife davens at the Kotel regularly. The women just daven separately from the men. That is the way G-d likes it. Men and women daven with a barrier between each other so that the men can concentrate on their prayers and not on the women who are also davening fervently. G-d made Man differently than He made Woman. We have different roles in our service to Him. Why should we pretend that men and women are not fundamentally different from each other? As a matter of fact women are at a higher natural spiritual level than men are. We men need more structure in our lives to spiritually connect to the Divine. For example men need a minyan for davening while women do not. Celebrate your difference from us without trying to stick a square peg in a round hole.


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