"Egypt" Loses Its Power Over Israel on the 15th of Nissan

"...and on the 15th of Nisan they will in the future be redeemed from subjugation to exile.” (Tanhuma, Bo 9)

25 December 2020

TEVET: The Beginning and The End of Exile

 10 Tevet 5781 - Fast of Asarah b'Tevet
Erev Shabbat Kodesh - Parashat Vayigash

In this week's parashah, the Egyptian exile begins as Am Yisrael journeys down to join Yosef HaTzaddik in Mitzrayim.  This would, unfortunately, be just the first of four exiles, the last of which is still ongoing!

In a lecture from 2009, Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky related the following on this parashah:

"The goal is that Asara b'Tevet is turned into a yom tov and Tevet becomes a month in which the geulah should start.  Until now, it was the month that the golus began; therefore, Tevet is the month in which the geulah should begin."
May it be so - right now!  

Do not give way to fear. Know that certain scary things have to happen, but HKB"H holds each of us securely in His hands. And if we do complete teshuvah, everything can turn around in an instant!



  1. It has been reported that Rabbi Aharon Rose, former rabbi of Bikur Cholim Hospital in Yerushalayim has written the following concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. I am attempting to get a second confirmation of its accuracy, but meantime, I am putting it out here due to the seriousness of the topic.

    "To the many who have asked whether to take an influenza vaccine, as the doctors and others apply great pressure to take vaccines, while on the other hand they do not publicize difficult cases that occurred after administering the flu vaccine, that there are those who reached the very gates of death from the vaccines, and doctors and their advisors are prevented from telling what is known to them to the wider public, but rather are required to speak against their conscience, or at the minimum to maintain silence and not express an opinion at all.

    "In the past, when the subject was the Mexican flu, and physicians who were not beholden to the Health Ministry publicized their unfavorable opinion regarding the vaccine, and listed many details supporting this, and added that the aim of the vaccine was world depopulation. And in the subsequent years up until now, components from this vaccine have been added to the influenza vaccine available today. Many senior physicians, their students, and others have refrained from taking that vaccine.

    "In the past I have been contacted by senior officials, asking why I express my opinion publicly, as it causes them damage, and they weren't embarrassed by the fact that they themselves refrained from receiving the vaccine.

    "Therefore, I see it as my obligation to publicize this issue, to prevent hardship and injury from our brethren".

    "While the nature of coronavirus disease is still unknown, where it came from, who it injures and who it does not injure, and many kept all the guidelines and were badly hurt, while many who did not observe the guidelines were not harmed at all, and they are far from being able to think they understand this vaccine, and many doctors in Israel and abroad publicly opposed these vaccines, much more than all of the vaccines that have come out until now, and many misgivings have been written about it, especially since these vaccines have not been tested with all of the trials necessary for such vaccines, and some physicians have even written that this violates vaccine procedures and shouldn't be administered at all.

    "I will close by saying that as long as their benefit has not been established with certainty, and as long as the injuries that may be caused by them have not been absolutely ruled out, and we get answers from the doctors, one should distance oneself and refrain from taking them."

    If I can get to the original, I will certainly post it in a more prominent place, iy"H.

  2. Shavua tov!

    כל ההוכחות בקרוב... הרב קנייבסקי פסק "לא להתחסן"!

  3. Chief Sephardic Rabbi: It is obligatory to get vaccinated against coronavirus
    Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef rules: According to halakha, everyone should go and get vaccinated. https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/293787
    my response: According to the CDC 2.79% of those vaccinated have a very severe reaction such as Death, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Stroke, and 19 other symptoms. These are from health healthcare workers, Those with any allergic reactions must NOT take the vaccine. The elderly and frail must not take it. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-19/05-COVID-CLARK.pdf
    and; Doctor Reports First Adverse Reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
    If the Doctor did not have an EpiPen handy he would be DEAD! Don't listen to anyone who said it is safe. They are being lied to by the Pharmaceutical companies that ate making Millions of Dollars from the vaccine.

  4. Devash, I think we need to discuss the next step. Because a very high percentage of the world population - both Jewish and non-Jewish are going ahead with the vaccine and looking at it like the salvation - what do you think is going to happen next?
    It's so heartrending to read the comments and furious arguments each man toward the next in regard to yes vaccinate, not vaccinate, one is obligated to, etc. etc. etc. - I think the few who are trying so hard to see the Emes amongst all of this Sheker could use a dose of Chizuk, no?

  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHuFujE81Q
    R' Yuval Ovadia about charedi mafia and bribery, about R' Kanievski and so on..

    in hebrew

  6. Jonathan Pollard lands in Israel
    Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel a month after the US Parole Commission lifted the restrictions on him. 30 December 2020