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5 Questions For Rav Even Israel

Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz answers 5 common questions for these challenging times for Israel and Jews worldwide. Full Story

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love to leah even-israel
July 22, 2014 8:37 pm

goooo leah!!
-gitty

answer number three
July 21, 2014 2:20 am

Again answer number three seems to attempt to say opposite things.Should on rejoice or not.Not clear from answer number three.
The talmud says binfoil oyvecho refers to another yisroeli, so im not sure if answer number three is an attempt at “ma yofis” or not
please clarify

#10 from commenter "answer number three"
July 21, 2014 2:16 am

The wonderful pshat you quote from the Chasam Sofer is one of the more famous divrei torah said by the rebbe Reb Heschel, the Shach’s rebbi ,in the famous sefer Chanukas Hatorah.It would be surprising that the Chasam Sofer would not quote the rebbe reb Heschel who lived many years before him??

"my handicraft is drowning and you want to sing before Me?!"
July 20, 2014 9:22 pm

When I visited Yeshiva Lubavitch in Toronto last year, Horav Y Schoichet showed me a Chasam Sofer (in Sefer Toras Moshe al HaTorah) that has a completely different pshat to this gemarah: The Chasam.Sofer cites that Sancherev’s entire Army died because the malochim allowed the Army to hear the shira of the malochim – causing the Soldier’s of Sancherev souls to expire. At Yam Suf, the malochim also wanted to sing shira, thereby using it to kill the Egyptians by allowing them to hear the shira, however, Hashem refused the malochim’s request by saying, “the Egyptians drowned the Jewish children… Read more »

answer number three. response to #8
July 20, 2014 5:51 pm

Actually i do not see a clear answer.He brings to different pesukim which say opposite things but does not clearly explain when joy or no joy is applicable

To #7
July 20, 2014 8:53 am

Exactly what the rabbi said… Just read it again

answer number three??
July 20, 2014 5:19 am

I don’t really understand answer number three.Are we supposed to rejoice when our enemies “fall”?
The rabbi is quoting two different pessukim with two opposite answers??
What gives.
I do think the Talmud addresses the question…..
Can someone clarify, or is this specially answered in a murky way?
Besurot tovot

To number 4
July 19, 2014 11:49 pm

The rabbi wasn’t saying that the average Palestinian want Israel out of the way but if i may explain in my own terms. halacha has a law that if someone is coming after you to kill you it is a mitzvah to kill them first. Here comes the differentiation not all Palestinians areactivly coming to kill us therefore i believe it is wrong to say kill them by that you would be stooping down to there level. We as jews have laws that must be followed. To number three the Egyptians were activly coming after the jews.

Related to #3
July 19, 2014 11:34 pm

And thats also one of the reasons why we dont say halel in shvii shel pessach….

INNOCENT CIVILIANS?
July 19, 2014 10:20 pm

Where does the Rav get the idea that the average Gazan citizen is “normal”?
The majority of Gazans voted for Hamas and the alternative was Fatah…the ‘moderate’ Arafat party.

Rabbi Steinzaltz DID NOT FINISH the QUOTE
July 19, 2014 10:15 pm

Sanhedrin 39 B says
G-d does not rejoice …
But he causes others to rejoice
And that’s why the Jews sang and sing AZ Yshir…to this very day.

So true
July 19, 2014 10:04 pm

Brilliant mind and answers

5 questions
July 18, 2014 10:10 pm

Excellent answers by Rabbi Steinsaltz

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