Introduction to Sefer VaYoel Moshe

By Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Satmar Rebbe

The creation to the recognized polemic opposed to Zionism by means of Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, zy"a (1887-1979), translated into English.

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For this reason it says "'this' I bear in mind to my heart", for "this" refers basically to the Torah, because it is written "and this can be the Torah" (Deuteronomy 4:44), and therefore did David say "if no longer on your Torah, which was once my pride, then i might were destroyed in my poverty" (Psalm 119:92). "Therefore i've got hope... " see there within the Midrash the place it elaborates at the start with a parable. We see from this that to attend and wish for the redemption is an incredible try, lots in order that God Himself will say to the Israelites later on that he's surprised that they withstood the problem of the attempt, and it truly is very unlikely to resist this try out with no atmosphere one's center upon the Holy Torah, and in simple terms the Holy Torah will safeguard us and shop us. the fact is that every one heretical paths, may possibly God retailer us, hinder the redemption, as is defined within the Talmud in Rosh Hashanah p. 17a, "The sectarians and heretics who deny the Torah and the resurrection of the lifeless, and so on. will cross all the way down to Gehinom (Hell) and be judged there for generations upon generations. Hell will stop to exist but they won't stop to exist (and proceed being judged), because it says 'and their id may be swallowed up within the netherworld. ' (Psalm 49:15) And why such an severe punishment? simply because they set their arms to assault the heavenly homestead often called 'Zvul', because it says, 'so there could be no habitation (Zvul) for it' (ibid. ). And 'Zvul' refers basically to the Holy Temple, because it says 'and I definitely equipped You a Temple home (Zvul)’ (I Kings 8:13)". Rashi explains "they set their fingers to assault Zvul" as that means they destroyed the Holy Temple with their sin. Maimonides brings those phrases in bankruptcy three of the legislation of Repentance, yet he provides the next of his personal phrases, "and those that deny the arrival of the Redeemer". it is going to appear that it isn't sincerely understood why the Talmud says the Holy Temple was once destroyed via their sin? to begin with, we don't locate that heresy was once one of many sins that the Talmud lists as being answerable for the destruction of the Holy Temple, for the 1st Temple was once destroyed through the sin of idolatry, and the second one Temple was once destroyed by means of the sin of baseless hatred, we don't locate any point out anyplace that the Temple was once destroyed as a result of sectarianism or heresy. in addition, no matter if we are saying there has been additionally a sin of heresy, we might need to say that this simply utilized to the heretics and sectarians who existed within the Temple period, yet considering the fact that this assertion used to be made in the course of the period of the Talmudic Sages of their time and period, and Maimonides, of blessed reminiscence, additionally brings it, for that reason the assertion is proper to all heretics and sectarians that are in the entire generations. And moreover it's very unlikely to assert that this merely utilized to the heretics of the Temple period, simply because if this have been so, what distinction wouldn't it make to us, as what used to be performed was once performed, and the 3rd Temple is absolutely not destroyed back, as is understood and pointed out within the Talmud Tractate Megillah about the order of our liturgy within the Shemonah Esrei prayer, that the heretics and sectarians will stop to exist sooner than the Temple is equipped, and if this is the case, how can it's stated that this is often it seems that touching on all the heretics and sectarians in all generations and all classes if the explanation that the punishment is so harsh upon them is simply because they stretched out their fingers to the heavenly homestead (Zvul), that is the Holy Temple?

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