For What Was the Land Lost?

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6 Responses

  1. Shmuel says:

    Moving and thoughtful piece… and important. Yiyasher Kochacha!

  2. cvmay says:

    Miriam Peretz is a paragon of Emunah & Bitachon, as your post evolved it seemed as if you were using her as your Chiloni example to get to know.

    The Peretz family is a Torah oriented mishpacha where her sons combined Limud Hatorah with IDF service.

    BTW… How many Charedi families have ever heard of the Peretz family & their wellspring of Emunah? & if not, why not???

  3. Jewish Observer says:

    What is the implication (of including the fact) that Rabbi Geffen went to seek a heter from the world’s foremost halachic decisor to embark on an ahavas yisrael project?

  4. YDF says:

    “What is the implication (of including the fact) that Rabbi Geffen went to seek a heter from the world’s foremost halachic decisor to embark on an ahavas yisrael project?”

    Who is wise? One who can consistently predict consequences of actions. There are many things we may choose to embark on with the best of intentions, but it is always a wise idea to learn from the wisest whether our plan of action will be a zechus or chas veshalom the opposite. Many people have produced unfortunate results due to various pursuits that involved ahavas yisroel and proper objectives.
    Thus the fact that R’ Geffen sought out advice is a sign of outstanding character, and that he went to those who are most capable of giving advice is a sign of foresight. We should have many more like him.

  5. Jonathan Rosenblum says:

    Mrs. May never ceases to amaze me with her ability to twist anything any person identified as chareidi writes in order to attack chareidim. When did I suggest that Mrs. Peretz was not religious? I referred to the fact that she keeps in her home a model of the Beis HaMikdash. What Elitzur, Hy’d, said to his wife before the Kotel would clearly have marked him as religious to most Israeli Jews, as would his residence in Eli.

    Mrs. May turns into a damning question what I observed a fact: Mrs. Peretz’s emunah would be extraordinary in any of Israel’s religious communities.

    My father, a”h, frequently observed that all comparisons between children are invidious. I was trying to make the point that we could do with a few less comparisons and a little more eyn tovah. Apparently, that message eluded at least one reader.

  6. cvmay says:

    I believe that you misunderstood my comment and since you know my personal email,, a discussion on this topic could have been discussed at that time.
    Messages eluded readers is a norm of any writer yet to be “dan l”chev zechus” should never elude any torah-growing yid. I apologize and forgive the rechulis said about me.

    “started an organization called Common Denominator to bring the full spectrum of Israeli Jews together by working on common projects”
    “May we all make the effort to get to know one another better, to be alert to the admirable qualities to be found in our fellow Jews”
    These were the two comments that set my mind spinning in another direction, may your writings be blessed not to elude any future readers.
    Kol tuv, Mrs. Caren V. May

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