Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rabbi Nir ben Artzi Parshat Haazinu

Rabbi Nir ben Artzi    Erev Rosh Hashanah    Parshat Haazinu
A Message to Am Yisrael , in the Land and throughout the world

Freedom of choice is in our hands, and we shouldn’t think that everything is obvious.
When all of Am Yisrael is united, with one mind - no enemy can touch us.
Every Jew can request anything from the Creator - if it’s with all your heart- it will happen!
It is forbidden to try and outsmart the Creator and “make deals” with Him. Don’t be close to Him when it is going well for you, and distant and bitter when things are going badly. The Holy One knows all, and the Creator has a reason for everything that happens to a person.
A person that doesn’t succeed at what was planned should thank the Holy One, for the loss is for one’s ultimate benefit, and a redemption of the soul for the person and his family.
Each person who accepts what happens to them with joy, and does the will of the Creator - will not be harmed.
All Jews need to embrace one another and be connected with each other, so that the Creator and the Shechina will protect us from above and from all directions.
The Holy One directs the world by words he places in the mouths of leaders and heads of governments, in order to protect and safeguard Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael.
It is desirable that every Jew come to live in Eretz Yisrael, because Eretz Yisrael is the “hub” of every Jew; don’t be complacent and thereby “miss the train.”
In the Arab world, the complications will continue, as will the hatred toward Am Yisrael.
We are a treasured people (Am Segulah), and when all Jews will come together as one, no leader or nation can dissolve us.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur remind us where we came from and where our roots originate.
I bless you, that all your requests and desires will be accepted with blessing, and that you should be protected and guarded. Wishing you a good and blessed year, and the revelation of Mashiach!

Translation provided by Rabbi Elan Adler.

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