Yom Yerushalayim

Rav Chanan Morrisson has a very interesting article about The Kotel Affair.

Rabbi Zvi Yehudah Kook recalled the tremendous pressure placed upon his father, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, that evening in 1930 in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem.

“How intense, how grave, how dire were the warnings and intimidations at that time, with all of their menacing threats. Two nations [the Arabs and the British] were goading us with lies and murderous traps, to sign an agreement and relinquish [Jewish] ownership over the Kotel, the remaining wall of our Holy Temple…” (LeNetivot Yisrael vol. I, p. 65)

The Mufti’s Ambitions

Already in the time of the first British High Commissioner, Hajj Amin al-Husseini was appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, spiritual and national leader of the Arabs. One of the many devices that the infamous mufti employed in his fight against the Jewish national return to Eretz Yisrael was to repudiate all Jewish rights to theKotel HaMa’aravi, the Western Wall.

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True Wealth

Every now and then I have an insight that is so simple that it is almost obvious; and yet, it seems to be the truth.

The Mishna in Avos teaches that a wealthy person is one who is happy with his/her lot.  Meaning, it is not how much you have, it is how you feel about what you have.

A wealthy person is someone who lacks for nothing.  So if you are happy with what you have – then you lack nothing.  Thus if you are happy with what you have – you are a wealthy person.

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