Monday, September 21, 2015

Letter to Rabbanim re: A Communal Call to Conscience - The Rabbinic-led Rally at the United States Mission to the United Nations, Tehillim, Heartfelt prayers and resolve.....

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Erev Yom Kippur 5776

Lichvod HaRabbonim Shlita:

If you were unable to attend this rally, please take a few minutes of your time to focus on what is probably the biggest existential threat Am Yisroel is facing in our lifetimes....

It was truly an honor to have attended this rally.  Let this pure intentioned pre Yom Kippur Rally be only the beginning....

These are my impressions.  Please watch these links and form your own. If you were unable to attend, after watching some of these links, I hope you will regret not having been there with your supporters and followers and resolve to be at the next rally because we have just begun to fight!!! and we need you!!!....Am Yisroel needs your leadership.... Hashem needs to hear our unified and collective voices...

A Sweet yet Somber Message from this Rabbinic Led Rally Tehilim 23 in an era foreshadowing terrible evil...
ה' רֹעִי לֹא אֶחְסָר: The L-rd is my shepherd; I shall not want

גַּם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ 
בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת 
לֹא-אִירָא רָע 
כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָּדִי

Gam ki elech begei tzalmavet, lo ira ra, ki Atah imadi 

Even as I walk in the valley of the shadow of death
I will not fear any hardship for You are with me. 

Band, Pey Daled ....The heavens are wide open.  Let us shatter the gate of Heaven....


Reciting Tehillim 121 
 אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִי: I shall raise my eyes to the mountains, from where will my help come?
עֶזְרִי מֵעִם ה' עֹשֵׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ  My help is from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

 I lift up my eyes, the words of this psalm.  Tears filled my eyes as I heard the sweet voices of Pey Daled. Pey Daled performing 1:40 into the video

When Klal Yisroel came to Har Sinai, the pasuk says, "VaYichan Sham Yisroel Neged HaHar" - "And the Jews camped near the mountain". "VaYichan" is in the singular - "And he camped" - although it is referring to all of Klal Yisroel. Rashi says that this is to teach us the unity that Klal Yisroel had. They were, "K'Ish Echad BiLev Echad"- "like 1 person with 1 heart". One heart one mind. http://www.shortvort.com/beshalach-parasha/10670-kish-echad-blev-echad-even-without-a-common-cause


Please note that these were Rabbi's representing the full spectrum of the Jewish people.  Rabbi Avi Weiss, Rabbi Bruce Ginsberg and Rabbi Richard Block etc..... Orthodox, Conservative and Reform, Re-constructionist and Traditional with ...What was missing here was the masses of  people....What was missing here was Hakhel a gathering of the masses, ... reminiscent of the Kakhel which takes place G-d willing, this year as well,  the first day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot in Israel following a Shemitah year in Jerusalem near the site of the Beit HaMikdash, the Holy Temple. Perhaps it is this unity Hashem desires and when we unfortunately do not have a Holy Temple, and we don't want Him to bring a disaster, or chas Veshalom, human sacrifices, in order to achieve this Unity...It can be achieved with fulfilling this Mitzvah in the capacity that we can...

Deuteronomy 31:12
הַקְהֵל אֶת הָעָם הָאֲנָשִׁים וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטַּף וְגֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ וּלְמַעַן יִלְמְדוּ וְיָרְאוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם וְשָׁמְרוּ לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת כָּל דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת:Assemble the people: the men, the women, and the children, and your stranger in your cities, in order that they hear, and in order that they learn and fear the Lord, your God, and they will observe to do all the words of this Torah.
Hillary Barr was an amazing MC.  She was the women behind the scenes, helping to organize this event under the direction of Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rabbi Avi Weiss set the tone of the program. Pey Daled added much to the spirit of the Rally. 

Cindy Grosz helped to organize and publicize this fabulous event, a seasoned PR person. She spoke and introduced a college student and a high school student representative  

Rabbi's went off stage into the crowd and started to dance inspired by the music.   Separate for men and women....they drew in Curtis Sliwa founder of Guardian Angels... (please note that the Ger Toshav, resident rigteous Noahides,  participated in Hakhel and not only Israelites)


Rabbi Avi Weiss 

 "Ani Shalom Vechi Adaber, Hema,  Lemilchama.  I speak but when I start to negotiate and the other side declares Death to America and Death to Israel,then  they are for War.."

Shalom, Shalom Veeyn Shalom Rabbi Weiss cried....We all desire peace, Peace, Peace but this is no peace....

Shofar blowing of Rabbi's...

Copies of Letter Signed By Rabbis Sent To President Obama
https://www.facebook.com/steven.epstein.33/videos/1000345120007752/

There was a counter rally, a anti Zionist Rally by Neturei Karta group close by.  This group has become stronger and can no longer be ignored as they have a significant online presence which gives the impression that they are mainstream group representing "true Judaism". Iran Deal Advocacy: Rabbi's, OU, Agudath Israel vs Neturei Karta. Neturei Karta Wins?  http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2015/09/iran-deal-advocacy-rabbis-ou-agudath.html

This Rally in the News:

Cindy Grosz put out the following press release

Rabbi's proclaim "Work has just Begun" at UN Mission Rally

Lynne Tamam's a tireless activist against a nuclear Iran put out this writeup of this rally:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B86sGl9yfinjZDRBZUhGZW9zcmlHVEZ6MzlmRm01RTBHZHZn/view?usp=sharing

Gmar Chathima Tova!

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