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12 Adar 5761 - March 7, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Behind the Miracles

To the Editor:

Having also been a witness to the 1996 Dizengoff Center bomb ("An Unrecognized Miracle from Erev Purim 5756, 7 Adar), as well as the October 1994 Dizengoff bus bomb and the 1997 Purim Apropos Cafe bomb, the horror of the concussion and of seeing with one's own eyes suddenly ruined bodies, vehicles and buildings is a frightful experience.

Rav Avrohom Ochanah of Haifa has stated: "The terrorists are teaching us that if Jews do not believe in Hashem and His Torah, and desecrate kedushas Eretz Yisroel with abominations, then goyim will arise who will be prepared to sacrifice themselves to the death for the land according to their faith."

As the Torah foretold: "I will see what will be their latter end . . . they will be a generation that will reverse itself (dor tapuchos) . . . children of faithlessness . . . they will arouse Me to anger with atheism and vanities . . . I will arouse them to anger with a no-people . . . I will provoke them with a vile nation" (Devorim 32).

In Bilom's last words about the Acharis Hayomim, he wailed, "Oy, mi yichye misumo El?" -- Woe, who will survive when G-d does this? (Bamidbar 24), which the Zohar interpolates as, "Oy, mi yichye miYishmoel? -- Woe, who will survive the Yishmoelim?

"Four things Hashem regretted having created . . . .the Yishmoelim . . . " (Sukkah 52).

This "Peace/Piece Process" is doomed to failure. As Soroh Imeinu warned: "Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be an heir (to Eretz Yisroel) with my son, even with Yitzchok" (Bereishis 21).

R. Y. Chayoun's Otzros Acharis Hayomim brings sources from the sifrei keitz that speak of the Kisei Dovid, the supporter of Moshiach ben Dovid -- the Moshiach ben Yosef -- as arising as the defender of the Am Yisroel at the End of Days against the vexatious Yishmoelim and against the Erev Rav who will rule over Yisroel before the geulah. May it appear swiftly!

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Willy Goldberg

Tel Aviv

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