August 31, 2007

The Weirdos coming

Filed under: What can we do? — Reb Moshe @ 1:59 pm

Someone wrote me if I worry about Madadra (code name for famous pop singer) and friends coming to Tzfat for Rosh Hashanah. Well, it doesn’t really deserve my second thought, first or last. It is like a bunch of children who play with fire, eventually, they learn their lesson and do something else. The Arizal is certainly not looking forward but why would he waist a second thought on it either.

It is totally disrespectful that they come and the way they do it. I think if they wanted too, they could do it far more respectfully if it meant so much to visit him. The Kabbalah is not open to those who play with it, only to those who meaningfully desire closeness to Hashem.

As far as how it will effect us. Well, last year I found myself waiting at the ari mikvah for a 450 pound linebacker who wasn’t Jewish. I couldn’t make my way to the Ari cause of the crowd. This year, I am sure it will be far worse but like I said, the children will be children. If I had any say in the Tzfat municipally, I would certainly not allow it unless it was done in a more humbling way.

7 Comments

  1. So, get you and some chassidim to blockade the Ari Mikvah. I cant read what I am writing here, black font on a black background i home I am spelling ok…so why exactly are all these people coming? because one celerity is?

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — August 31, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

  2. Maybe this pop singer is truly interested in becoming Gerim? Are we not supposed to bear affection for the ger? I dont live there in Tzfat (yet) so I cant say… but I do know that alot of people misunderstand the gerim.

    May Hashem give you the patience to deal with this influx of Hermatic Cabalists… The Zohar said that the floodgates are open///// I avoid passing judgement. But then again, Im not plagued by crazy geriim (I AM CRAZY GERIM). Although, Ive accepted the Yoke of Torah, peaople have said that these “new age” cabalists are looking for a fast spiritual fix….

    Second, this particular Pop Star os from a line of peiople who can trace their lineage to the Second Temple. Sure they didnt stay Jews through the ages, but whos to say that “the heritics and the informers” are apart of the ingathing as well?

    May Hashem reveal Moshiach Ha Melach soon!

    Good Shabbos!

    Comment by Ralph Michael — September 1, 2007 @ 2:02 am

  3. PS: This sounds like teh parnasa Tzfat has been praying for!!! Thus goes the saying, be careful what you pray for! 😉

    Comment by Ralph Michael — September 1, 2007 @ 2:06 am

  4. Well, Id be happy to set them straight if they want to stop by but 3,000 of them in tzfat for the New Year is a bit much.

    The Kabbalah Center is about as close to true Kabbalah as making pizza from white bread, ketchup and American Chesse.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — September 1, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

  5. I like the pizza analogy. I had no clue they were bring that many people. That is a nuisance.

    Comment by Ralph Michael — September 2, 2007 @ 7:11 am

  6. All I know that a true “Ger” accepts all the yoke of Torah without picking and choosing whatever convenient for him or her and also abiding the laws of a Halachic Orthodox conversion that are accepted in the Torah and the Land of Israel.

    Indeed the Torah commanded to love the “Ger” or Convert, Widow and Orphans for they are considered as the weak and helpless BUT it is not acceptable for anyone who are not supposedly ger to intimidate and disturb the peace of the Jewish Community who are abiding the laws according to the Torah.

    Comment by Arle — September 11, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

  7. Parnasa that comes from Hashem is definitely a peaceful and honest transactions.

    Comment by Arle — September 11, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

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