Some more ruach hakodesh

I’m just editing the draft of Conversations II.

And I just got up to June, 2023.

This is what the Rav said back then:



Excerpted from a shiur given on 16th Sivan, 5783 (June 5th, 2023).

The whole of Chanuka is in the merit of Hannah.

“The bow of the mighty is broken.”[1]

She prayed that the Greeks would fall in the month of Kislev, and then that’s when the Greek power fell.

The Greeks used to be a world power like Rome. Today, it’s already not the same Greeks, this is already other Greeks.

For it’s written that the Greeks of the old days – they were permitted to write a Sefer Torah in Greek.

The Rambam says: It’s only permitted to write it in Greek, in any other language it’s forbidden.

But the Greeks of today, this is not the same Greeks as the old days. This is not exactly the same Greeks, it’s not the same Greeks.

The Greeks of then ruled over Eretz Yisrael, like the Phillistines who ruled over Eretz Yisrael.


The Megaleh Amukot says: “How is it possible that the first King – the first King! – fell by the sword?”[2]

This was a terrible chillul Hashem, to do a rebellion against the Philistines, to achieve independence, and everything fell apart within three years.

They conquered the hills of Gilboa, they conquered Beit Shean, and the succession passed to Mephiboshet.

Mephiboshet had the right to rule[3], and he fell down.[4] (And from this, he became lame.)


It’s like what happened in Ashdod.

One person ran to the security room and fell over with the infant, and the baby had to be anaesthetised and intubated. Then, she was seven years old, today’s she nine, and she’s in a coma and intubated, because she ran to the sealed room….

So today, every time there is a siren they announce, don’t run, don’t run, don’t run. What does it help to keep saying don’t run – in the meantime, a rocket is falling, in the meantime, it’s falling.

So now, they made an agreement (?) in the the North, that no rockets would fall, to stop the rockets. But it didn’t help, because in the South rockets are falling. In the South now, they murdered a soldier, three soldiers [on the Egyptian border].

So, what are they doing in the South? How are they going to save the South?

So, we need to save the South, and to bring Shuvu Banim, who will stop the terrorists, so they won’t enter [Israel] from the North or from the South.


There was one terrorist who even got to Megiddo.

He hijacked a bus, and the whole vehicle was booby-trapped with explosives. In the end, he ran away. He wanted to cross back over the border to Lebanon, and then they caught him.

All of this was at the Megiddo Junction, and by a miracle, there was no terrorist attack.

Yes, one Arab was seriously injured, an Arab…And also now, terrorists fired and it only hurt other Arabs. Two days ago, terrorists fired on some passing car, and this car managed to get away, and it was a car full of Arabs. All of them were seriously wounded, ken yirbu.

We need to bless them with ken yirbu.


(Hamavin yavin…. awesome.)



[1] Shmuel I 2:4.

[2] Apparently referring to the first king of Israel, King Shaul.

[3] After the murder of Shaul’s only remaining son Ish Boshet, Mephiboshet, Shaul’s grandson, was the only descendant of King Shaul who remained alive.

[4] Shmuel II 4:4: “Yonatan the son of Shaul had a son who was lame. He had been five years old when word Jezreel about [the deaths] of Shaul and Yonatan. His nursemaid had picked him up and fled, and in her hurry to flee she dropped him and he became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.”



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OR, donate whatever amount you can afford.

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2 replies
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Well, think about it: Alexander the Great came to Yerushalayim, saw the Cohen Gadol in all his splendor, and bowed to him – of course, we don’t bow to a man, but for a Greek emperor to bow to him was certainly a show of great humility and respect – which might have reflected on his whole nation in the eyes of the Chachamim?

      I have no proof about this: just thinking out loud.

      What do you think?


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