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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Those who speak bad about Israeli residents are Worse than the Meraglim: The Holy Rizhinir


Ruzhin (or Rizhin) is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Yisroel Friedman (1796–1850) in the town of RuzhynUkraine
Rabbi Yisroel Friedman was a direct descendant through the male line of Rabbi Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch (1704-1772), the main disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.
 Rabbi Friedman's father, Rabbi Sholom Shachne of Prohobisht (1769-1802), died when he was six years old. He had an older brother, Avrohom (1787–1812), who became Rebbe of their father's Hasidim upon their father's death. When Rabbi Avrohom died without issue in 1812, Rabbi Yisroel became Rebbe first in Skvyra and then in Ruzhyn, where he attracted thousands of followers.


Din LooseTranslation:
Moreinu Harav Reb Yisroel from Rizhin commented to someone who spoke badly about those who live in Eretz Yisroel and do not follow the Torah.

He yelled at him and said: 
"Speaking bad about anyone who lives in Israel is a great sin and a worse sin then the sin of the meraglim. 

The meraglim at least praised Eretz Yisroel as the Torah quotes them as saying ' and it is a land of milk and honey'. 
The sin was that they badmouthed the gentiles that lived in Eretz Yisroel who were  idol worshippers, as the Torah writes:
 "But ... the people that dwell in the Land are arrogant" 
and look at how harshly the meraglim were punished .... 

How much harsher is the punishment to those who badmouth   Jewish children that live in the Holy Land" 

4 comments:

Teaneck said...

http://www.northjersey.com/news/politics/councilmen-under-probe-letter-says-1.1621340

The moisser is Jonathan Mantell who until recently was in a Director position at YU. Someone unknown has also been playing other dirty tricks & instigated another investigation. Was that also Mantell?

Sam Kay said...

The Yerushalmi says that it is even prohibited to say that the weather is too hot to visit Eretz Yisrael ...

Anonymous said...

DON'T TELL SATMAR, THEY'LL START BADMOUTHING HIM TOO

Anonymous said...

The hell with Satmar. Waste of DNA