More chizzuk from R Ofer: the worst could already be behind us

They put up  this short clip on


Here’s my basic translation of what he is saying:

Those who are really going along now wanting G-d – whether they are more of a tzaddik, less of a tzaddik,  going up [spiritually], going down – that’s not really what matters right now.

Because first of all we really don’t know who is going up spiritually, who is going down, who is a tzaddik,  who is not a tzaddik. 

For the most part, it’s just imagination and mistaken beliefs.

It doesn’t go according to what we think.


Today, God is saying to us: Ask Me, turn to Me! I am your Father, I love you!

God doesn’t want there to be [harsh] judgements in the world.

God wants to bring all the geula with mercy and kindness. He just wants us to turn to Him.

I have heard from some Tzaddikim, from the Rav (R’ Eliezer Berland Shlita) and also from other tzaddikim, that there is a view that we may have been ‘bound by the judgment’ already, by what happened.

[I.e. October 7th was so horrible, it’s already fulfilled the demand of the din on Am Yisrael, without more terrible things needing to occur – bezrat Hashem!]


There is a view that says if the people of Israel now take to heart all the terrible things that happened, and we awaken [i.e. make teshuva and return to God] – we may have fulfilled the ‘sentence’ demanded by the attribute of [harsh] din.

There was a terrible degree of din in what happened.

I heard that the Rav (Berland) said it sweetened a lot – a lot!

He said that there should have been some even more terrible decree on the people of Israel, and [the events of October 7th] canceled it.


Now, what’s going to happen next?

We really don’t know.

But what we do know is, the nation of Israel is waking up in prayer, and needs to make teshuva.

For those who are very far away [from God] – we should pray for them to wake up.

That’s actually the most important thing.

And there’s nothing to fear, there’s really nothing to fear – nothing!

A man who walks with God has nothing to fear.


6 replies
  1. Molly
    Molly says:

    One of the biggest gifts we can give to someone is to pray sincerely for them. I first pray for my family, and then, with HaShem’s help, I ask Him to help me transfer my fervent sincerity I have for my own family onto others who I don’t know as well. It can be difficult to find true sincere feelings for strangers, but with HaShem’s help we can share the sincerity we have for our own families onto others.

  2. Simon
    Simon says:

    I’m not sure about this, since Rabbi Alon Anava is saying what happened is nothing compared to what will happen, and that we/you need to be prepared.
    Not sure.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      There are many scenarios that are possible, nothing has been ‘settled’ spiritually.

      Basically, if the teshuva continues to ramp up – then the ‘din’ could be satisfied by what already happened.

      And if it peters out…. God forbid.

  3. Neshama
    Neshama says:

    Just a thought. I wonder what time it was that the female soldier hostage was saved (found or released to Israeli Land)? Could it have been during the 4pm Tefillah Tehillim ? If so, it shows that perhaps the more Tehillim the more hostages will be found? What do u think?

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      The more tehillim, the more all of this resolves the sweetest way possible. I was expecting massive casualties for Israel already at this point.

      Gaza is not a joke, all by itself, never mind the Northern border.

      It feels to me like things are being ‘radically’ sweetened in a bunch of ways.

      BH, may it just continue.


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