Thursday, September 22, 2011

We're About To "Disconnect" For Three Days

Hadassa has blogged about a new cause, "disconnect."

Just tonight I was talking to Risa at T'fillat Chana at Tel Shiloh about how I've been looking forward to a certain aspect of the upcoming "3 day yontiff," when two days of Rosh Hashannah is immediately followed by Shabbat making it three days of Jewish Holiday Plus. I like the idea of no news, telephones, computer, internet, cell phone etc.   I enjoy Shabbat and Jewish Holidays when all the technology is off.  My husband and I don't use the internet option on our phones.  We don't carry around a computer either.

Considering the predictably awful news coming out of the United Nations in New York about a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State that wants to take our Land and lives and the dangerous reverberations expected here, a break from news to pray to G-d is certainly a good idea.

At the T'fillat Chana Rabanit Yemima Mizrachi, tonight at Tel Shiloh, spoke and reminded us that on Rosh Hashannah our prayers aren't supposed to be personal prayers.  We are to pray for the entire Jewish People.  That is exactly what is needed at this time.

Our People and Land are in terrible danger.  We must all turn off all of the distracting technology and focus our energies on prayers for our Redemption. 

I was about to write to "bring the Moshiach," but I don't think that would help. That's because I have a feeling that the Moshiach has been here a few times, ready to save us, but we as a people have ignored him or sent him packing.  We must pray for the Jewish Nation/People to reach the level to accept the Moshiach!

Shabbat Shalom
Shannah Tovah
Gmar Chatimah Tovah


David said...

Actually as Baba Sali and others have predicted Moshiach has already arrive in 5771, but he has not yet declared himself openly. Each person needs to recognize Moshiach for himself. This may not be that easy, since he will appear as an ordinary man, still incognito, until most people acknowledge him. The way to recognize him is thru his words or the message that he brings - the message of peace, brotherhood and justice. See

Batya said...

Sorry, but that site you recommend isn't any good as far as I am concerned.
If the Moshiach will be anything like our Nivi'im, Prophets, then "the message of peace, brotherhood and justice." aren't on the menu. Eliyahu HaNavi, Elija the Prophet was a tough, blunt-talking leader.
I have no doubt that like the sun on a stormy day, the Moshiach is here waiting for us to be ready.