Sunday, February 10, 2008

Make Up Post...

Update here

...for what I could not get to last week due to my restrictive status. So while usually the weekend is reserved for actual worthwhile pursuits...

Please read the article below and,if you wish, place in the comments whether you are buying what the piece is selling.

-You believe all of it
-You believe none of it
-You believe parts of it (if so, which parts)
For those of you really looking for a distraction...add the all important WHY? to your choice.

The following comes from an unknown hebrew language paper, the original can be found here
An Orthodox Jew from New Jersey was involved in a car accident and
accidentally killed an old non-Jewish man. Although the courts found
the Jewish man not guilty, he could not carry the pains of the guilt
that he killed an old man. It gave him no peace and it caused him to
lose his appetite and was unable to sleep for weeks.

He decided to seek counsel from the revered sage, Rabbi Chaim
Kanievsky Shlita of Bnei Brak, and wrote him a letter asking the Rav
what tikun can he do because he accidently killed a non-Jew.

The Rav wrote him an answer that included one word, "Amalek".

The Jew did not understand this answer and continued suffering with
sleepless nights. At some point he decided to move away from his town
to begin a new life. He began searching for a new house and found a
house that appealed to him. The owners of the apartment told him that
they are eager to get rid of this house because they inherited from
their dead father that was killed in a car accident.

After short investigation, turns out the apartment belonged to the
non-Jew who was accidentally killed by the Jew. In the basement of
the house, the Orthodox Jew found materials belonging to the old
non-Jew man. He was shocked to find a picture of the old man during
his youth proudly wearing an SS uniform, standing next to Hitler,
yimach shemo.

It turned out that this old man was an SS officer in the Nazi army
and after the war, he came to the United States and hid his past. The
SS Nazi Officer also hid other documents, including all the names of
the Jews he personally murdered.

When he read the names of the Jewish people that were murdered, he
found both of his parent's name on this list.

HaShem avenged their blood.

It was then that he understood Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Shlita's answer
that contained one word, "AMALEK".