Torah Reading for Week of Dec 23-29, 2012 – Tevet 10-16, 5773
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Just before Yaakov’s death, he gathered his sons and told them (49:1), “Assemble yourselves and I will tell you what will befall you in the End of Days.” Then, after they had gathered around him, he did not discuss the End of Days at all. Chazal explain that just as Yaakov was about to reveal when the redemption would take place, the Divine Inspiration left him. At that moment, Hashem said to Yaakov (in the words of Mishlei 11:13), “He who reveals a secret is a talebearer, but the faithful of spirit conceals a matter.”
What was G-d teaching Yaakov at that moment? R’ Chaim Moshe Reuven Elazary z”l (20th century; Canton, Ohio and Israel) explains as follows:
Both Ralbag and the Vilna Gaon interpret the quoted verse in Mishlei to mean that a teacher must teach his students on their own level. If one speaks to students above their level, i.e., if he reveals that which should be kept secret, he is harming them, just as one who bears tales hurts others.
In a similar vein, writes R’ Elazary, Pirkei Avot (1:11) teaches, “Wise men! Be careful with your words, lest the students who follow you will drink and die.” Rather, one must teach lessons that are on the students’ level.
For whatever reason, Yaakov’s sons were not fit to know when the redemption would be. Thus, if Yaakov would reveal the secret, he would be harming them. (Netivei Chaim p.429).
We are living in historic times. There are over Six Million Jews living in Israel now. There is a great debate taking place in the Jewish Communities throughout the world. The issue is the definition of a Jewish State. There is a election taking place in Israel. And, there is a rising star in Israel, his name is Naftali Bennett. He is making world news and might become the true Jewish Leader after these elections.
Please watch the following video and read the articles:
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2012 – The Tomorrow’s Borders of Israel – Mr. Naftali Bennett
We have a lot of work to do. We have to stay strong with conviction. The more we say the truth loudly, the more our enemies will retreat.
The Arab and Islamic World of 1.5 billion people want no Jewish State of any size. And their proxies in the West spread lies and hate.
There are only Six Million Jews in tiny Israel. Our enemies are filled with greed and hate. This is the time for Jews to cleave to our Torah and not back down.
With Love of Israel,
Meir Weinstein, National Director
Jewish Defence League of Canada