Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Black Sabbath part 2
1) There are very few קהילות left, where
the special יוצרות are still said on the שבתות
between Pesach & Shavuos.
אברהם (Butchatch) (O.Ch.68)
writes, that they stopped saying these יוצרות
from the times of the אריז"ל when we were
promised that no more pogroms or mass killings
will ever happen to Klal Yisroel. (הלואי)
Therefore it is proper in our times not to say
יוצרות on Shabbos that remind us of sad
These פיוטים were written in the times of
the crusades etc. when there were צרות
for Klal Yisroel. Then you may be sad even on
Shabbos .שלפעמים מתריעין בשב"ק על צרה שלא תבוא
2) The שו"ת
דברי מנחם (R. Mendel Steinhart z"l )
is a civilized country and friendly
towards the Yidden, therefore there
is no reason to say (Mondays & Thursdays)
"כי היינו לעג וקלס בגויים" and should be removed
from the Siddur since it is not true and this
might even create antisemitism".
They also removed the תפילה of אב הרחמים
from the 1831 edition, of the Heidenheim Siddur.
On its place they printed in German "The tefillah
of אב הרחמים was made for the times of the Barbarians
therefore we removed it."
The next edition of the Heidenheim
אב הרחמים was put it back in.
It is very likely they did so because
the Reform Siddur was published
at that time and they too removed
the אב הרחמים.
3) When Reagan
& Gorbachov signed on
December 1987 the INF Treaty and thereby ending
the cold war, The
last Lubavitcher Rebbe Zt"l declared
" The Prophecy of the נביא "And they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks" was
There are no more obstacles to the immediate arrival of משיח."