11 April 2022

Yosef and Yetziat Mitzrayim

10 Nissan 5782 

The kever of Yosef HaTzaddik in Shechem has been vandalized twice over the past three days and in between those two attacks on the kever, there was an attack on two Jews who were trying to reach it for prayer.  They were shot and are now in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.  

Frustrated by their failure to significantly increase the body count in this newest wave of terror, they strike out in rage at what lies unprotected and in easy reach - our father Yosef's resting place.

Here, just days before Pesach, it brings to mind the kindness Moshe Rabbeinu did for Yosef HaTzaddik in remembering the promise to bring up his bones out of Mitzrayim and transport them to Eretz Yisrael when HKB"H would fulfill His word to Avraham Avinu to bring the nation up from there and settle them in His holy land.

Perhaps we of this generation are too poor in mitzvot to arouse the kind of mercy we require at this time.  But, in attacking Yosef HaTzaddik, not once but twice, and then shooting two Jews exhibiting such mesirut nefesh, the Yishmaelite enemy has no doubt caused a storm to erupt in Shamayim.  And especially at Pesach, the time of year that Yosef HaTzaddik's bones were brought up to accompany the nation out of Mitzrayim.  These Yishmaelim have no idea the damage they have done to themselves as a consequence.

May Yosef HaTzaddik and Moshe Rabbeinu combine their voices and influence in Shamayim, along with all our holy mothers and fathers, to stir HKB"H's mercy towards deliverance and salvation once again to equal, or even exceed, that of Yetziat Mitzrayim.

"In Nissan they were redeemed, in Nissan they will be redeemed."

"Ana, Hashem, hoshia na, Ana Hashem hatzlichah na."

"Hashem, Hu HaElokim!  Ayn od milvado!"

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  1. Arab Muslims claim that Yosef was an important individual in their tradition, and a Muslim. Yet, this is how they treat his tomb?

    The same thing happened in 2000, after Sharon went up on Har HaBayit.

    Urination was included.

    Now some are calling for us to go in and "temporarily" take control. To what? To clean up the mess, like the settlers from Elon More and Yitzhar and others did last time?

    What is this "temporary" nonsense?!

    1. Yeah, what IS this "temporary" nonsense?!!

  2. It was a Yishmaelite caravan carrying Yosef Hatzaddik that contributed to the very beginning of our first Galut. It is no surprise that a Yishmaelite mob is again going after Yosef Hatzaddik at the very end of our final Galut.

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    1. How ironic, right? Christian Blood Libel! When it is they who reenact the alleged Pesach seder of -J- and his buddies with their "communion" and declare that the matzah and wine become his actual flesh and blood when they consume it!!

      UPDATE on Kever Yosef (perhaps a positive sign):

      "...shrine renovated after being vandalized by Palestinians"

      Renovation teams from the Samaria Regional Council, protected by troops, enter the compound Wednesday morning to begin work, marking the first time Israeli workers entered the shrine in broad daylight since the place was abandoned in 2000