September 7, 2008

Yeshiva Dream still Alive

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 3:01 pm

I believe that our hopes and dreams are still alive until we ourselves give up on them. Five years ago I made my first attempt at purchasing a home in the middle of the old city Tzfat that the bottom level would be large enough for a shul and yeshiva. My wife really didn’t like the house and its location so we passed on it. I then began to negotiate with a builder to make a yeshiva in his new building for a good price but then he slipped out that he wanted it part his. I then saw plans for a massive 6 story Yeshiva that would cost about 2million. Having good investments in place to make my dream possible, I thought it wasn’t impossible one day soon. A year later, I tried to purchase a building separate from my home for a yeshiva. In the end, it didn’t seem like the right location and I didn’t want a dungeon to be our place of study. A yeshiva should have good light and air. I then started praying for this one building which is across from me and since then, nobody has ever occupied it. It is the perfect place but since then, all my investments have left me and I had stopped dreaming and planning my yeshiva for 2 years now.

Today was the first time I was reminded that my hopes really are still alive even though I never speak about them. With a bit of push from above, I met one of the running mates for Mayer of Tzfat today. I asked him if he would help me get a building from the city as a gift. It is not unheard of but very difficult to secure. He told me to file with the government as my first step, then draw up unique plans and secure some donors. Then meet with him at a later date. I didn’t walk out with such a great impression he would help me as I would probably need a lot of financial backing to be taken seriously but to leave there knowing I was still dreaming? This means I am still alive!


  1. Oh Holy Father! (Master of Every Generous Miracle)—

    Thank You for providing for Reb Moshe’s wish! Thank you, more than I can say, that You have made way for this wonderful rabbi’s dream-come-true! I know that You have, by now, seen to its happening—that the yeshiva exists already, only to be manifest in its proper time! I am so grateful, as we all are, for Your Graciousness and Kindnesses! Reb Moshe has done so much for me, and so many others, and I know that little will please You more than to help him serve even better, so that this fine human being will know greater happiness and fulfillment and, also, that he may be an ever more wonderful instrument, toward the manifestation of Your Love—all Your Purposes, on this planet.

    Reb Moshe wants only good for others, as You well know, so thank You for making it possible, as the rabbi has visualized his destiny, through a yeshiva in Tzvat. He will do magnificent works there—We all know that!.

    Thank You for providing, as You do, especially, for the worthy!

    Comment by Paul Chipkin — September 9, 2008 @ 6:56 am

  2. You make a great point, it already exists above, I simply have to bring it down now. Thank you for such a prayer

    Comment by Reb Moshe — September 9, 2008 @ 9:03 am

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