August 14, 2006

The Cat in the Bais Medresh

Filed under: Tzfat bombings — Reb Moshe @ 1:13 am

Tonight I was down in Meor Chaim, southern Tzfat. It was a bit creapy as most people from these parts haven’t returned yet. You can’t really blame then when building 9, 10, and 12 were hit by rockets. While down there I went into the otherwise busy shul of Meor chaim. It was empty except for me and a wild Israeli Katul, cat. I told him, my little friend, you can’t be here. You are not tahar to be in a Bais Medresh I said to him soft but firmly. I told him he had to leave in two languages but mostly I spoke from the heart. I was amazed that the Israeli cat which usually runs from people simply allowed me to open the door for him and then he gently walked past me. So my firneds, you want to know what Tzfat is like during the war? Even the cats are lonely!

Anyone want to be Reb Moshe’s friend?


  1. I want to be your friend. I emailed you but got no response.

    Comment by Duvie Sharfman — August 14, 2006 @ 2:44 am

  2. I thought I was…

    Comment by Jimmy — August 14, 2006 @ 3:49 am

  3. Hi Moshe.

    Although at present there is large geographic distance you can count me in too.

    Have you had a chance to look at Sefer Avkat Rochel?

    Comment by Yaacov — August 14, 2006 @ 4:39 am

  4. Hey,
    I don’t know if you guys know it or not but you don’t live here! Come join me!

    Comment by moshes — August 14, 2006 @ 9:09 am

  5. Moshe, I am moving to Israel in September, and will be living in Haifa. I would love to visit you in Tzfat. You could show me around your beautiful town.

    Comment by Edward — August 14, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

  6. I pray that Tzfat will be full again with many people. I hope one day to be one of them to help rebuild the beautiful city. Hashem is with you Rabbi and you have ridden out the storm. Now comes the hard part… rebuilding. I wish much strength to the community and much Love comes from PA to the Holy City of Tzfat. May it be rebuilt speedily.

    Comment by Leah Binah — August 15, 2006 @ 4:38 am

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