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Monday, August 29, 2005

Persecution of the Jewish community of Worms

Point of Pinchas
quotes Artscroll which quotes Seder Hadorot which quotes Sefer Meirat Eynayim:

Quote:The classic work on Jewish history, Seder HaDorot, by R' Yechiel Halperin, records the following observation in his entry for the year 5380 (1620):

The author of the commentary Sefer Meirat Eynayim (SMA) on the Shulchan Aruch explained why the Jewish community of Worms suffered far more persecution, pogroms and evil decrees than other congregations. That kehillah was founded by Jewish exiles who made their way to Germany following the Destruction of the First Temple. After seventy years of exile, many Jews returned from Babylon to Eretz Yisrael and Jerusalem, but none returned from Worms. The community in Jerusalem wrote to the kehillah in Worms and urged them to join their new settlement in Jerusalem... but the complacent Jews of Worms dismissed this invitation out of hand. Instead, they responded, ‘You stay where you are in the great Jerusalem, and we will continue to stay where we are in our little Jerusalem!' This arrogant response was due to the prosperity and prestige the Jews of Worms enjoyed in the eyes of the local gentiles and their princes.The success of Worms was its undoing! The prosperity of the Jew in exile is nothing more than a Divine test to see whether it will cause the Jew to forget his homeland and his heritage. Worms and the Rhineland failed and suffered bitterly. In our own times, the vast majority of the German kehillah failed, because, as Meshech Chochmah (Bechukotai) observes, ‘They began to call Berlin, Jerusalem!' (The Artscroll Kinos pp 272-273)


Anonymous said...

Im sick and tired of this high and mighty talk- do you realize your state of israel is welfare state of christian pagan america- who feed your yeshivas-that tel aviv is home to many things like tottal disrespect for shabbat observance and a large bolsterous festival called the homosexual/lesbian/transgender parade TAKE CARE OF YOUR BALLGAME OVER THERE BEFORE YOU START HURLING INSULTS. Zionism is a failure it had a good spark its gone now like a candle blown out-thats reality- so please dont compare us to those in worms- we have enough prosecutors above that would love to wype us out as they did 60 years ago.Regrettably whats happening in tel aviv the knesset the israelui supreme court is worse then the gentiles- for a jew goes lower then a gentile in this case.Like the staRS LIKE THE SANDS AVRAHAM WAS TOLD - WHEN YOU THINK YOUR IN THE STARS ILL THROW YOU TO THE SANDS WHEN YOU REALIZE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR WORTH IS BUT A GRAIN OF SAND ILL PUT YOU UP IN THE STARS. ISRAEL WAS IN THE STARS WITH ZIONISM FOR 60 YEARS SO STRONG SO LOFTY GENTILES RESPECT YOU NOW YOUR A PIECE OF SAND.Jews from the diaspora cant help honestly how manybaruch goldsteins rabbi meir kahanes benyamin kahanes you gonna get. Simply put jews in golut like you are are happy if they can walk a few feet properly.You have a lot a lot of jews who need to do tshuvah or in some cases seriou tshuvah- if their breathing I hold they can repent- missionize them with tshuvah- maybe youll open a doorway for us to leave golut with mashiach- moshe left egypt mashiach will leave 770 crown heights.

Anonymous said...

i wrote the previous blogs to remove all judgements from the jews still in Golut- not to insult the covet of a particular individual.You talk about jerusalem jews wearing orange cant enter tghe kottel to pray are arrested some beaten like dogs in prison smacked and hit women abused by police children crying for there mothers jews by knesset police supreme court ORDERS notallowed to whisper a word when going on the temple mount for that might destroy thesitra achra the other side their side the side their strength is from Baruch dayan emet

Anonymous said...

im sick of asking for rachamim from our Father in heaven stuff i read on these blogs like we have people with the zchut of levi yitzchak of berdichev- i dont know whatsnext all i know is the besht saved yiddishkeit then it was wiped out 200 years later by the nazis- the state was a haven for jews- the land is somewhat built not near biblical borders- believe me im praying 24 hours /7- but im not God it has to be His decision to givestrength physical and spiritual back to Israel if he doesnt or until he does what can man/movement do-anyways the geulah shleimah is because of the Zohar not zionism Zohar not Zionism- it is sad though that maddona has studied more zohar then most rabbis orthodox included and 99 percent of golut jews- you face decrees there we face them big time here to..... yasher coach in IsraelGood luck may things turn for the better or yoiu there and for us being reddemed here.... ps if the rebbe of chabad told us all to go to Israel crown heights would have packed up yesterday....