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      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.


      Shevat 3, 5769, 1/28/2009

      Days of Mashiach - Censorship UPDATE

      “Tikun HaYesod” means rectifying the great damage caused by sexual transgression. Revered and saintly Rabbis throughout the ages, from the Masters of Kabbalah to Halachic giants such as the Chofetz Chaim, have written that the majority of illnesses, hardships, disasters, and wars that befall the individual Jew, and the Jewish Nation as a whole, stem from sexual wrongdoing.

      Since the beginning of the six-week “Shovavim” period, placards have been pasted on billboards all over the country, announcing special “Tikun HaYesod” prayer gatherings to atone for sexual transgressions such as m@st#rb@t!%n, premarital-sex, sexual relations with non-Jews, adultery, and the like.  This morning, across for our local grocery store, I noticed that one of these “Tikun HaYesod” posters had been covered up by an election poster for the Likud.

      Bibi Calls for Nationwide Repentance

      Look at the bottom of the poster, under Bibi, where the Hebrew words of the original poster for “Tikun HaYesod” can still be seen. It looks like Bibi is calling on people to join him in a “Tikun HaYesod” get together! Would it only be true that Bibi, or some other Israeli Prime Minister, be the master of ceremonies, or the honored guest, at a “Tikun HaYesod” prayer gathering, leading the Jewish People to national repentance over sexual sins!

      It would bring the Mashiach right away, as we say at the end of prayers every morning: “And a redeemer will come to Zion and to those in Yaakov who return from sin, says the L-rd” (Yishayahu, 59:20) – who return from this sin specifically.

      This is also the meaning of the words that follow, “As for Me, this is My BRIT-covenant with them, says the L-rd” (Ibid. See also, “Likutei Halachah, Tefillin 2, 11-12).

      This is the path to hasten the coming of Mashiach – through Tikun HaBrit, when we repent over our sexual sins (See the Commentary of the Gaon of Vilna to the “Tikunei Zohar,” Tikun 21, Folio 56, Column 3).

      If Bibi would include this on his platform, I’d vote for him for sure!