Rav Shalom Arush: Praying for Our Children
Garden of Wisdom Lesson #44: Perfect Self-Composure

Jerusalem and the Eyes that Don't See

"They have eyes but they don't see" (Psalm 115:5). Although King David was speaking about idols, the same applies to the mainstream media groups - right and left oriented, in Israel and abroad - especially in their coverage of President Trump's formal recognition of Jerusalem and his intent to move the USA Embassy in Israel there from Tel Aviv.

The left-oriented media continues in its habit of condemning President Trump at every opportunity, having a field day with its doomsday scenarios of what might be, blaming President Trump for the world's ills in general and increased Middle East tensions in particular.

The right-oriented media is sparing no words in its praise of President Trump, crediting him with changing the course of history and other such superlatives.

What is it that the media doesn't see?

They don't see Hashem. As the Rambam teaches us in our first principle of emuna, He alone did, does and will do every deed.

Do you realize what that means? It's not President Trump who recognizes Jerusalem, it's Hashem. The President is only the loudspeaker; Hashem wrote the speech.

That's great news despite the fact that a new intifada seems to be brewing with riots going on now in East Jerusalem and bomb sirens, which we haven't heard for months, thank G-d, now in Ashkelon and Sderot. Why? As our beloved teacher Rav Shalom Arush teaches in the Garden of Emuna, Hashem does everything for the best.

Have no doubt - this unexpected move that was seemingly done on President Trump's own initiative is totally for our ultimate good because Hashem did it. Sure, there are many "good and logical" reasons that we could have given President Trump to discourage this decision, before it was made. But, once it was made, we cast logic aside in favor of emuna, because this is what Hashem decided and it's definitely for the best. This is just one more piece in the puzzle of the Geula, the full redemption of our people. Hashem has his timetable, and it looks like - in line with the prophecies of Isaiah, Ezkiel, Zechariah and Daniel - it is surely coming soon. Shabbat Shalom!


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Yes what stood out to me this morning in my davening was And to Jerusaelm YOUR City...This is Hashems city...and He will guide its process towards Geulah :)

Esther Rachel

Regarding, Pres Trump speech on embassy
move + capital of Israel:
He has alot of hand movement when he makes statements. First his right hand is up, then his left, back +forth, the hand movement. At the end of his speech both hands are up. Hashem is giving us many hints, about the situation.


Thanks you, Rav Brody, for your article.

When I heard the rumors about declaring Yerushalayim to be the capital of Israel, my feelings during Tikun Chatzot began to change. Could it be?! Might I live to see such a thing?!

When I watched President Trump deliver his decision, it really felt like HaShem wrote those words. That night, Tikun Chatzot was entirely different as I read “You will arise and have mercy on Tzion. For it is time to have pity on her. Surely the time has come... God is the Builder of Yerushalayim.”

It doesn't stop there. HaShem continues to have compassion on us! Since that declaration, two missiles were fired from Gaza – and exploded in Gaza. A missile from Gaza destroyed a kindergarten in Sderot, but the building was empty. A second terror tunnel was discovered from Gaza into southern Israel, but it was destroyed before the terrorists could exit. The anticipated Arab “Day of Rage” fizzled out as the Palestinians realized that they no longer enjoy backing from the broader Arab world.

We are seeing miracles within miracles! Without a doubt, HaShem alone arranged all of these circumstances and scenarios.

Choni Davidowitz

In my opinion this announcement will trigger such an aggressive attack from Ishmael that Israel will be "forced" to, at last, fulfill the commandment to finally 'drive them out". Then , Baruch Hashem" we will have eternal peace. Also it will increase ant-semitism in the Diaspora to such an extent that Jews in exile will finally be "forced" to come home.
Hashem at "work" through Trump.

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