Thursday, March 06, 2008

In Memory of those Killed in the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

After a brutal terrorist attack on the holy students of Merkaz HaRav, many of us are asking ourselves: What can we possibly do?

Rav Kook, the founder of the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva had given the answer long ago:
"-The purely righteous do not complain about evil, rather they add justice.
-They do not complain about heresy, rather they add faith.
-They do not complain about ignorance, rather they add wisdom. "
Arpilei Tohar p. 39

Every time a person dies, we say kaddish for him. The Kaddish expressed the greatness of God. Why should such a prayer be recited when a person dies?
Because the Jewish response to tragedy is to build on the destruction, the fill the void with holiness.

We have seen evil around us today, and we will respond with hope.

I want this post to be more than just a post you just read. Soon I will come up with a fundraiser or a practical project that we can all participate in order to respond to this evil with a strong message of hope. I'm open to suggestions so please send me messages with your suggestions

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