Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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The 9th of the 9th, Say What???

A reader wrote, (You posted a segulah yesterday about the 9th year after Yovel (Jubilee), the 9th month, 9th day and the 9th hour.)  “If shmitta is next year how can the jubilee year be 9 years ago???  Jubilee is one year after shmitta which would mean it comes out this year, but according to this calculation doesn’t.  Do you have an answer???”

Reb Aharon responds:

The source for this is the old, kabbalistic [pre-Ari, Ari-approved] sefer, Bris Menuchoh.

HOWEVER, it (the sefer) does not mention anything about this ninth of the ninth of the ninth, etc, business.   All it does say is that the ninth of anything (i.e month, hour) is an 'eis rotson', an auspicious time. [The reason for this may be astrological.]

This 'ninth of the ninth' etc is, I believe, religious hyperbolics and dangerous. It has been taken out of context and developed (ad absurdum) into something, as I said, not mentioned by the author.

It is also being 'marketed' irresponsibly by tsedokkoh organisations. I feel they are usurping people's trust. That is wrong and they should be apprehended.

Of course, if you planned to daven at this time, go right ahead. The gate of tears is never locked.

May Moshiach come now.

5 comments:

yaak said...

Akiva,

Just to correct one thing you said:

HOWEVER, it (the sefer) does not mention anything about this ninth of the ninth of the ninth, etc, business. All it does say is that the ninth of anything (i.e month, hour) is an 'eis rotson', an auspicious time.

This is not true. The Sefer specifically DOES say that the ninth year after Yovel, on the ninth month, on the ninth day of the month, and the ninth hour are choice times.

You can see the Sefer here.

RAM said...

Anytime is an auspicious time to approach HaShem with temimus and not gimmicks.

Neshama said...

Yaak, we know there is one moment in every day when HaShem's wrath is unleashed, as I think it says about Bilaam knowing that moment. Based on that, it is feasible that this 'ninth' thing might be valid. However I believe that nowadays we have so much perversion of ethics and 'indecency poisoning' we should guide people back to the source of all good, without resorting to things like "ninths". Many Jews are being led astray. We only have to read the daily news.

Anonymous said...

at least Hashem sees how desperate his children are to repent of there ways and break through at any "auspicious " momment . may our prayers break through even if our tehillim and pleadings were a minutes before or after the 9 minute window !

Anonymous said...

I am Noahide. Following the Jews. I go to blogs, read about Daven or anything the Jewish blogs publish, and I do.

I prayed , I sent out to friends, they too prayed at that specific hour.

Well, Hashem knows my heart.
Jewsm please become a true shining light to the nations. We need you. I need you.

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