Amazing chizzuk from Rav Ofer Erez

Someone sent me this – it’s very good.

It’s Rav Ofer Erez, from a day ago.

He’s explaining that the main ‘war’ is inside of us, to keep coming back to emuna and bitachon, and to know that God is running the world, the whole world.

He also talks about a lot of other things that give a lot of chizzuk – if I have time after I’ve done my tehillim today I will try to translate some of it.


Bottom line:

He is emphasising that the main response here has to be spiritual – tehillim, Torah learning, teshuva, all the stuff we’ve been talking about.

He brings a source in the mishna that ends that in the time of the Footsteps of the Moshiach, the Tanna ends by saying WE ONLY HAVE HASHEM TO RELY ON – and this is halacha!

He’s also talking about how each time we overcome the ‘war’ within ourselves – to keep having emuna and bitachon, and belief in God etc, and to stay out of fear, despair, sadness, all those bad middot that the news is EXCELLENT at bringing out in us all – that this is the real ‘war of Gog and Magog’.

And each time we ‘win’ this internal war of Gog and Magog, to keep bringing things back to understanding WE ONLY HAVE HASHEM TO RELY ON – we are helping every other Jew in a very real way, to also win the war of Gog and Magog.


Then he moves on to talking about the people who were killed al kiddush Hashem.

Bottom line:

He explains that he knew many of the people who were killed at the Nature Party, and that many of them were in some process of ‘teshuva’ – but were finding themselves totally trapped by the allure of ‘this world’.

This way, Hashem kind of ‘rescued them’, and took them to the highest possible place spiritually.

He also said that the others killed were similarly ‘stuck’ in a terrible klipa of Western ‘values’, and were the epitome of tinok she nishba.


Rav Ofer emphasises that dying al kiddush Hashem is actually a zchut – this is what the Torah teaches us.

No-one should be scared of anything.

God is doing everything, and everything is for the good.

We need to be very careful to limmud zchut on the whole of Am Yisrael, and to have a good eye for all of our fellow Jews.

How we ‘judge’ others, is how Hashem judges us.

There is a huge spiritual awakening process going on now.


He also mentions that people who are killed al kiddush Hashem actually don’t suffer.

They feel no pain or very little pain, and are immediately surrounded by tremendous spiritual light and love, as they ascend to the highest place in shemayim.


The above is my rough paraphrasing of what he is saying – if I’ve mis-quoted anything, please do let me know.

This shiur gives so much chizzuk and strength and peace.

From here on in, turn off ALL THE NEWS, literally, take your book of tehillim, your gemara and get on with doing a book a day, plus 10 pages of Gemara if you are a man.

Work on strengthening bitachon and emuna.

And on seeing ‘the good’ in our fellow Jews – especially the ones who are so different from us.

And only fear Hashem.

Not rockets, not terrorists, not Amalek, not Hamas….

Just Hashem.


Last week, the Rav said this is going to last for at least 30 days.

And the real war is internal – to keep pushing away the despair and the fear and the anxiety and all the rest of it, and to keep pushing towards emuna, bitachon, love of ourselves and other Jews, and a real, felt experience of Hashem in our lives.

May God help us all to do this.

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  1. Nahman
    Nahman says:

    He also mentions that people who are killed al kiddush Hashem actually don’t suffer.
    They feel no pain or very little pain, and are immediately surrounded by tremendous spiritual light and love, as they ascend to the highest place in shemayim.

    Very nice baruch Hashem

    Accepting everything with love as criticism and humiliation aims to this state of love and happiness, wow!

    Rabbi Berland’s Prayer To Accept Everything With Love

    Master of the world, give me strength to handle everything, and I should tolerate everything and endure everything. And I should accept everything with love.
    Whatever happens to me I should accept with love. And may I never again get upset at anyone in the world, may I never again get upset for the 120 years of my life.

    And may I live together with everyone in love, brotherhood and friendship, and may I never harm anyone in the world.

    May I accept everything with tremendous joy, and may I always be incredibly happy like our Holy and Awesome Teacher (Rebbe Nachman from Breslov).


    בס“ד 498

    לִזְכּוֹת לִסְבֹּל לִסְפֹּג אֶת כָּל מַה שֶׁעוֹבֵר עָלַי וּלְקַבֵּל בְּאַהֲבָה וְלִהְיוֹת בְּשִׂמְחָה עֲצוּמָה כְּמוֹ רַבֵּינוּ הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְהַנּוֹרָא
    רִבּוֹנוֹ שֶׁל עוֹלָם, תֶּן לִי כֹּחַ לִסְבּוֹל הַכֹּל, וְאֶסְבֹּל הַכֹּל, וְאֶסְפֹּג הַכֹּל, וְהַכֹּל אֲקַבֵּל בְּאַהֲבָה, וְכָל מַה שֶּׁקּוֹרֶה לִי אֲקַבֵּל בְּאַהֲבָה, וְיוֹתֵר לֹא אַקְפִּיד עַל שׁוּם אָדָם בָּעוֹלָם, וְיוֹתֵר לֹא אַקְפִּיד עַד 120 שָׁנָה, וְאֶחְיֶה עִם כֻּלָּם בְּאַהֲבָה, אַחְוָה וְרֵעוּת, וְלֹא אֲצַעֵר שׁוּם אָדָם בָּעוֹלָם, וַאֲקַבֵּל הַכֹּל בְּשִׂמְחָה עֲצוּמָה, וְתָמִיד אֶהְיֶה בְּשִׂמְחָה עֲצוּמָה, כְּמוֹ רַבֵּינוּ הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְהַנּוֹרָא.


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