As discussed above, the ruling is stated clearly, leaving no room for doubt (not even room for a doubt in the realm of k’dusha, holiness). And there is no reason to revisit the issue. In fact, the decision has already been made. * May the elimination of all these doubts discussed above bring about the elimination of doubt regarding when Moshiach will finally arrive, insofar as he is already coming and we see him in plain view, and “he points with his finger and he says, ‘that is him!’”
Entries in #918 (9)
The real number of Arabs living beyond the Green Line is 1,400,000. According to the Interior Ministry’s population registry, 385,000 Jews live in Yehuda and Shomron, including another 300,000 in East Jerusalem. In other words, the number of Jews living in the “territories” is already about half the size of the Palestinian population. The growth spurt in the Jewish settlements is staggering. During the second intifada, only 190,000 Jews lived in Yehuda and Shomron. That shows a doubling in population size within a decade.
Why does the Temple Sanctuary door have to be open before one brings the Peace Offering? Why does Rashi maintain that it only applies to the Peace Offering? What is unique about the Peace Offering? Why do the Tosafists disagree with Rashi on this matter and extend the requirement of opening the doors of the Sanctuary to all sacrifices?
After the doctors ran some basic tests, they informed us that our infant daughter had been born with a rare disease found in one out of every five thousand people: The small intestine had not properly developed, and the child needed an immediate operation! “We’re talking about a one-week old baby,” I told the doctor. “I don’t want her operated on now!” However, the doctor was adamant. “This is a matter of life and death,” he said. “The operation must be done. There’s no alternative…”
In the HaYom Yom entry for 20 Cheshvan, the Rebbe says that each of the shluchim are given special abilities from the one who sent them, and what is expected of them is that they use these kochos properly to illuminate their place of shlichus with the light of Torah, mitzvos and Chassidus. I asked some shluchim what special kochos they use and to share some stories of the actual results.
Despite the massive demonstrations, bloodshed, and political upheavals, the shluchim in the Ukraine, particularly in Kiev, tell about the continuation of their mission along with the tension.