Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Nineteenth Shemonah Esrei , the nineteenth RCRFCommemoration of the Yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu
The Nineteenth Shemonah Esrei by Evelyn Haies, Founder and President of Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation and Bnei Rachel, Inc Save the date October 14, 2013, 11 MarCheshvan, 5754 for the RCRF 19th Commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu It is said that In every korban there is a holiday. In every prayer, there is a desire for a solution, a plea for Hashem to turn Tisha B'Av which commemorates the destructions into a moed, the fulfillment of a dream. Cheshvan is called a sad month, too. Let us work to correct the problems of heretics to make the month of MarCheshvan a moed because of the "good ideology" of Rachel Imeinu, Mother Israel. . The nineteenth blessing of the Shemoneh Esrei looks at evil. By examining evil, a solution to that which has plagued and caused grief will be found As we mourn the Temple destructions on Tisha B'Av, we understand it was caused by brotherly hate. How can there be brotherly hate? How can Joseph's brothers throw him into a pit, wish his death? How? How can Yaakov's sons, the chosen of Rachel do this? How can they plague their home, their unity? Unless we recognize the plague of jealousy, we will still be mourning. Rabban Gamliel in Yavneh composed the nineteenth blessing in response to the threats of those who tried to lead the Jews astray. Political power was used to slander, oppress and take what isn't theirs. This blessing against heretics is added to alert the people of the "me-ism" and the bullying of the we's, the brothers against Joseph, the majority against someone so proud of his Judaism, his connection to Hashem, his love of his father Yaakov and the reciprocity of the father for this dedicated, loyal, loving son who chose the higher ways of midos, morality, mission. From recognizing the sin of the brothers, the jealous, the envious, the wanting and takers, the lights of the Jewish nation will bring an aliyah. This nineteenth blessing is read between the blessing for the Restoration of Justice and for The Righteous Recognizing the wisdom of Rabban Gamliel, crying for the return of the exiles, the pleading of Ima Rachel who put others before herself, a force against me-ism, we-ism, slander, shaming, the Jewish people will stop the plagues attacking them since the destruction . During the three weeks we are meeting with G-d; we are searching for the highest truth, His Emet. A blessing from the time of sufferings caused within our Beit Hamigdash, the Beis Knessets, our own homes, may open the eyes of all of us for each of us and fulfill the prophesy of Yirmiyahu that Ima Rachel's midos, morality, manners will be rewarded. Looking into the journey from the korbans to korbans, let the Blessing against Herectics correct the faults and those at fault and recognize their lies and highlight truth. Let us find what is lost from this nineteenth blessing as RCRF commemorates its nineteenth year.