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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chief Rabbi Confirms Gaza Miracle Story

Chief Rabbi Confirms Gaza Miracle Story

by Hillel Fendel

( Former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, recovering from a life-threatening disease, prayed several times at Rachel’s Tomb before the recent war in Gaza. Informed that an “old woman” saved IDF soldiers’ lives in Gaza, he said, “Did she mention that I sent her?”

The story was first told by Rabbi Lazer Brody, a rabbi in Ashdod who “devotes his time to spreading faith around the globe via Breslov Israel and the Emuna Outreach organization” that he founded. Rabbi Brody told IsraelNationalNews that he receives many phone calls in the framework of his work – including a particularly noteworthy one about two weeks ago. “The caller, an Israeli man, was clearly knowledgeable about how IDF infantry troops operate,” the rabbi and former IDF special-unit veteran said, “and this is what he told me:”

‘My son is in the Givati Brigade, and his unit’s job is to clean out areas around Gaza City. Outside one house, a woman dressed in black appeared and started yelling at them in Arabic, ‘Ruchu min hon – Get out of here! It’s dangerous!’ The troops thought she might be trying to protect her family, but they didn’t want to take chances; the company commander called the regiment commander, and they went on to their next target. There, too, the same woman appeared and gave the same warning. The soldiers thought she probably came somehow through the tunnel network that Hamas had set up between houses, and one of the soldiers even yelled at her… Then they went to a third house – and the same woman appeared again. This time, all the soldiers froze.

‘The soldiers then hooked up with a Golani Engineering force whose job it was to blow up houses that were found to be booby-trapped. My son’s unit asked them to check these three houses – and they found that all three of the houses that the woman had warned them away from had been booby-trapped.”

The story did not receive high-level confirmation, though it made the ranks of the rumor mills - and many dismissed it as just that. Then, on Monday night of this week, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of Tzfat and son of former Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu, was teaching students in Machon Meir in Jerusalem about the sublime level of soldiers fighting on behalf of Israel. In this connection, he said:

“There are soldiers who have been telling that in some places where they went in, there was a woman who told them not to enter certain buildings because they were booby-trapped, and that she said her name was Rachel... I asked a certain Yeshiva dean about this story, and he told me that it wasn’t a ‘story,’ but that he actually knew one of the soldiers involved, and he told me his name.

Click here to watch Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu telling the story in Hebrew

"Then the Yeshiva dean asked me if it was in any way connected with the fact that my father, Rabbi Eliyahu, had left the hospital before the war and went to pray not once, not twice, but three times at Rachel’s Tomb, and went nowhere else to pray? I told him I didn’t know, but that I would ask.

“In truth, I was a little bit afraid to ask him, because he usually dismisses these kinds of stories… But I decided to go, and I asked him, ‘Do you remember that you told us one time about Rabbi Shalom Mutzafi, of blessed memory, during World War II, when the Germans seemed about to enter the Holy Land, and he prayed at Kever Rachel against the decree, and he said that he actually saw Rachel praying. [My father] said yes, he remembers.

“So I told him about this story that I had heard, and I asked him, ‘Should we believe it? Is it truth?’ And he said, 'Yes, it’s true.’ I asked him to explain, and he said - in these words: 'I told her: Rachel, a war is on! Don’t withhold your voice from crying [based on Jeremiah 31,14-16]! Go before G-d, and pray for the soldiers, who are sacrificing themselves for the Nation of Israel, that they should strike - and not be stricken.'

"I told him, “Well, you should know that she really did that.” So he asked, “Did she mention that I sent her?”

“Everyone should then make his own calculation,” Rabbi Eliyahu the son then continued. “If this is the great level of the soldiers, and if this is the great power of prayer, then how can anyone say anything against them?...”

Monday, January 19, 2009

Foremother Rachel protected our soldiers in Gaza

Sholem Lougov
There are reports from the battlefield in Gaza about a woman who saved Israeli soldiers several times. Eyewitnesses claim that the woman told them that she is foremother Rachel and was sent to guard them. One of the soldiers spoke on Israel Radio with a story about it. It also written about on the Israeli web-sites ...
Here's one of those stories ...
The group of soldiers from the «Golani» Brigade conducting the raid on the streets of Gaza was going to enter into one of the buildings. Suddenly, at the entrance in front of them a woman, whose face was covered by a cloak. The commander of the
squad addressed her in Arabic and asked to leave the building. She replied asking them in good Hebrew: «Get out of here, the building is mined!» Captain paid no heed to her words and soldiers continued to move forward, then the woman screamed again: «Go, building is mined!» Then the soldiers retreated and tried to enter into another house. But the same woman appeared at the entrance, who repeated the same words. Infected detachment commander, who first took her to be an Arab asked how does she know Hebrew. The woman replied that she is the foremother Rachel - was sent from heaven to help the soldiers in the merit of Psalms that Jews around the world read for success. The soldiers obeyed and withdrew. A few minutes later, both houses have exploded in front of their eyes.
Some among the soldiers were people very non observant of commandments , but their tears flowed after experiencing such a miracle ... Later, the commander reported the story to Rabbi Mazuz from Bnei Brak.
(translated by Ariel Sokolovsky)
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