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Stuck and getting unstuck

Things have kind of got ‘stuck’ again.

It’s happened so, so many times in the past, that you see a crescendo of truth building, a movement of awakening growing larger and larger, the penny dropping in millions and even billions of people’s minds….

And then it gets all stuck and ‘covered over’ again.

That seems to be what’s going on right now.

And throwing more ‘truth’ or information at the problem is not going to solve the problem, because the stuck-ness is spiritual.


So, let’s try this instead:


The Rav has called for another prayer gathering, or atzeret, this Thursday evening, in Hevron.

In the past, these atzerot have usually coincided with some big ‘uptick’ in the political or military situation in Israel, with the Jewish people – like a spate of new terrorist attacks, more rockets, more secret ‘discussions’ between corrupt politicians trying to sell us all down the river, that sort of thing.

More times than I can count, I have seen these prayer gatherings sweeten things in an openly miraculous way, including Israeli elections, and stopping the so-called ‘knife intifada’ from a few years’ back dead in its tracks.

I have no idea what this particular atzeret is aimed at, but for sure, it will produce a very big spiritual effect – not least for the people who participate.


So, if you’re in Israel – please consider going along, even for a little while.

And if you’re not – please consider joining in with saying some tikkun haklalis online, where I’m sure there will be a live feed from the event on ravberland.com.

Getting geula to come the sweet way requires spiritual effort, and a lot of prayers.

The alternative is to just kind of ‘suffer it out’, massively, which may appeal to you, I don’t know, but it certainly doesn’t appeal to me.

Things have gotten ‘stuck’ again, in a whole bunch of ways.

And these atzerot can get things moving again the sweet way.

Instead of the dramatically horrible way that could otherwise happen to ‘get things moving’ again….

(You read all the scare story headlines going around, you see how they’re still trying to pull the same propaganda tricks about wars, monkeypox and economic meltdowns, topped off with the climate change cherry.)

But prayers really do work.

Especially when they are connected to the Tzaddik HaDor, and a few thousand other sincere and genuinely God-fearing Jews.


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7 replies
    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      I think the real ‘unstuck’ has to come via prayer and sincere teshuva this time around, to be honest.

      Otherwise, it’s just more ‘the might and strength of my own arm’. God put Har Habayit out of bounds for Jews – and that continues until our Temple is rebuilt.

      Once we fix the core reason why the Temple was taken away, spiritually, God will give the Temple back to us.

      • Hava
        Hava says:

        Rivka, who do you think is saying, ‘the might and strength of my own arm’?

        I’m certainly not. I don’t even know how this happened. All I can say is that I watched the video, and I’m happy that someone got to pray there with a minyan without the police and the Arabs preying on them.

        I consider that a downright miracle. But what do I know.

        Does Rav Berland say that “God put Har Habayit out of bounds for Jews – and that continues until our Temple is rebuilt”? And do you happen to know why?

        I know Rav Bar-Hayim (he was our first rav when we came here to Israel), and I don’t think he would say that it was his own strength and his own arm either.

        His focus is on Jews living in Eretz Yisrael, not on whether he’s haredi or dati leumi, or whatever label people want to stick on themselves. I can’t imagine him making a deal with the police or the S”B and compromising himself over it.

        • Rivka Levy
          Rivka Levy says:

          It’s just a difference of opinion, Hava.

          Rav Berland, like many others, are of the opinion that Har HaBayit is off limits until God gives it back to us.

          I guess it’s not unlike the discussion about returning to Eretz Yisrael before Moshiach actually shows up…. not at all black and white and many different elements to consider.

          For me, I’m not so comfortable with the idea that we can ‘go up’ to Har Habayit until God really gives it back to us.

          But like what happened with the Jews returning to Eretz Yisrael, these things rarely happen in a textbook way, and usually everyone has their own part to play, and their own opinion about what that part actually consists of.

  1. Daisy
    Daisy says:

    Yeah! Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul in Hevron: I love it! Thanks Rivka…And please don’t forget this, which I already shared with a few of your readers; one of the most important “health” events I have participated in the last decade if not longer.

    Please all of you, watch and participate! Again next Sunday, if you missed today’s event; you won’t regret it!



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