April 9, 2008

I Didn’t Know it was so hard

Filed under: Current Events,deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 1:53 am

Tonight, I am feeling bad as I didn’t know things were so hard for people living in the USA. Here I have been in Israel for almost 5 years, I have even forgotten what a wooden or regular brick home looked like. I mean, I haven’t even seen a porsche in 5 years;) It has been brought to my niece attention the amount of people foreclosing on their homes, relatives in Iraq, health care, wild interest rates and other troubles. Of course I knew that problems existed but I really didn’t comprehend the full effects they have on my fellow Jewish friends. After analyzing this and launching the askreb site, I feel that it is not enough. Too many Jews need a Reb figure in their life and it isn’t enough the casual emails back and forth. I need to be there in their suffering. They need to know that I carry their burden on my shoulders. My holy friends need to know that I cry for them every night. I am speaking of those people who don’t have a Rebbe a block from their house. Who will be there for them? Who will wipe away their tears? Who will mend their broken spirits?


  1. So when are you moving here?

    Comment by Yonason — April 9, 2008 @ 2:26 am

  2. wow- you have such selflessness!! It’s amazing!

    Comment by sherry — April 9, 2008 @ 5:20 pm

  3. I believe in such a thing as divine guidance and that it is possible to follow this powerful thing from Hashem… why must it have anything to do with selfishness?

    I just got done conversing with a friend of mine that is a coinisseur in politics and business, works for a very reputable university…

    He/she confirmed that this country is pushing the middle man out. There are many political and economical reasons why we’re chummy with China, Why Bin Laden still is… why our economy is in a recession…. we’re basically back to square one in our country’s history… other countries are running our country economically. This news is very saddening… And I regret coming back here from the Netherlands… except for what I believe is divine guidance.

    Rebbi, I know that you and your family are very spiritual and I sense your devotion and sincerity to Hashem. I feel that you really listen to His Voice. You are serving Him. That is what really counts.

    Comment by rachel r.eller — April 9, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

  4. maybe I should have made alijah?!

    Comment by rachel r.eller — April 9, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

  5. Dear Reb Moshe, It is as I suspected. YOU are a true Tzadik and you are doing what you are supposed and in the place where you and your family can do the most good. When I think of my little problems they fall down into nothingness and make me embarrassed for even speaking of them. They are currently running an ad here in the USA on the radio from some Jewish Community Organization, didn’t quite catch which one, about like, “What would you do if you had 15 seconds to respond to a rocket attack?” like help your child or an elderly relative run to a shelter in just 15 seconds and then they had a count down…15, 14, 13, etc. then the rocket hits and blows something or someone or some people up. It would drive me crazy because of course most people can’t run very far at all in 15 seconds and it makes me think your government is purposefully trying to kill more Jews, by doing nothing against these rocket attacks, so that the land can be handed over cleanly to the Palestinians and arabs, who never lived there before in history and who do not deserve the land HaShem gave to the forefathers, and hence all Jews, many years ago.

    Comment by Kathy — April 10, 2008 @ 1:10 am

  6. Well first, for this one post, I am trying to take the spotlight off the Holy Land and think about my brothers & Sisters in the rest of the world. True, our situation is more diring in most ways but Americans are simply falling apart. I don’t care how much Prozac you prescribe, when a Man looses his home, he looses his dignity. When he can’t provide for his family and give them health care, how is he supposed to sleep at night? Is it really safer in America when you have unbelievable murder rates in cities, school shoots, drunk drivers, muggings and Banks stealing your wallet with crazy interest rates?
    Yes in Israel we are poorer and have FAR less. Yes our neighbors want to kill us and murder our children but we are Israelis! We have Krav Maga, the greatest Torah leaders & Yeshivos. Most Israelis have seen war and were born into it. We have seen our refrigerators lacking milk and bread. Even so, our homes were filled with Joy & Hashem. Do you know how many people are begging on the streets of Israel? Yet, not one has given up hope! Many Americans have and with all the economic problems & fears, it is understandable. My friends, a Jewish person never gives up hope!

    Comment by Reb Moshe — April 10, 2008 @ 1:24 am

  7. I had to do something tonight for all my friends. I just made macaroni and cheese. Then I added extra spices and toppings on it for all of Israel. Then I said Boray Menay Mezonos. Mamish, Hashem should help his people Israel.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — April 10, 2008 @ 2:59 am

  8. that last comment should have been a blog post..

    Comment by yitz.. — April 10, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

  9. About the macaroni, well I didn’t think all the new people had to see it. They need to warm up to the fact that I got me some puysanality

    Comment by Reb Moshe — April 10, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

  10. they are warm to the fact that you are you………………a man of myriad ways!!!!

    Comment by Kara — April 11, 2008 @ 12:02 am

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