"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)

04 October 2021

Our Loss Is Heaven's Gain

28 Tishrei 5782


Dear Readers, I learned late last night that one of our regular readers and commenters who goes by "Zaidy" recently passed on to Gan Eden ahead of us.  He was one of only a handful of readers I have met in real life and we maintained that connection online.  He was a great encourager with a very positive outlook. Above all, he was committed body and soul to the Truth and to upholding it at all cost.

I miss him already.  I can't imagine the loss his family is feeling right now, but I know without a doubt that his memory will forever be a blessing.  In tribute to his character, I'd like to share the last thing he sent to me...

Our holy Torah, much more than our contemporary dwarves, understood the natural danger inherent in the presence of a foreign people that just yesterday had ruled over the Land and today had become a minority within Israel. The holy Hebrew language, the creation of G-d, put the word for "land" in the feminine, "eretz," rather than in the masculine, as an allusion that just as it is forbidden for a woman to be married to two men, so does the Land of Israel belong to one people, and only one people can claim ownership over it. Another people, different from the Jew in religion, ethnicity, language, culture, destiny, and in addition to that, claiming ownership over the Land - not only threatens the Land's Jewishness with assimilation and mixed marriage, alien thought and corrupt culture, but reflects an existential threat to the Jewish State itself and to all the Jews who live in it. Worst of all, another people that is not part of the Chosen People, that special people chosen by G-d from amongst all the nations, and which was commanded by the Creator of Heaven and Earth to establish in the Land of Israel a country of priests and a holy society - is preventing the Jewish People from fulfilling its destiny. 
Rabbi Meir Kahane

To "Zaidy's" beloved wife, children and grandchildren: 

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים


  1. Baruch Dayan HaEmet

    - The Original me

  2. B'D H'E Thanks for sharing his last correspondance/quote from Rabbi Kahane. I hope Zaidy gets to sit with Rabbi Kahane in heaven :)