Torah Learning with Ari

Loving those who hate

By Ari Goldwag | August 25, 2008

I’m going to tell you a secret that will change your life. It was the 16th of Adar – Purim in Jerusalem, 5768. I had played a long dance set with my friend Yehuda David on the guitar, and myself on the keyboard and vocals for a small American Yeshiva in the neighborhood of Ezras…

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Lesson from the ants

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

Today I went with my family to a little park we call the “Shady Park,” which is a five minute drive from our home. We spent some nice time together, and then I went off for a few minutes of alone time. As I was walking along, I came across a group of ants, busily…

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Aviva Malka bas Leah

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

I told the story in a previous post about the young girl who came out of the coma saying, “Did I miss the weddings, and did I miss Moshiach coming?” I spoke to her father on Friday. They just returned from a trip to Boston for two weeks with their daughter that was necessary for…

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Facing Troubled Times

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

I recently learned the following concept in the Chofetz Chaim’s book Ahavas Chessed, section 2 chapter 5. I quote verbatim in translation. You can hear this as an audio file here. “How can we bring Hashem’s kindness into the world, especially when we face difficulties from every direction that seem to overwhelm us? The answer…

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Who is Gog?

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

I was inspired today by something new that Ben Golden wrote. He wrote that the war of Gog Umagog is an internal war that each of us is fighting with our yetzer hara, and depending on every individuals’ fight will be the fate of the world. (That’s how I understood it.) That being said, the…

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Knowing of Moshiach's arrival

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

Can we know that Moshiach is coming? Can we definitively say that he’s coming now and that the rumors are true? I present you with the following information, and allow you to conclude what you will. The yalkut Shimoni (ישעיה ס) states as follows:שנו רבותינו בשעה שמלך המשיח בא עומד על גג בית המקדש והוא…

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Dream of the rings explained

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

This was my explanation on Nava’s husband’s dream which you can find here. This post is important, as I will reference it in a later post be’H. Gold, silver and copper each represent the three sefirot of חג”ת – חסד גבורה תפארת. Chesed is represented by silver, Gevurah (din) is represented by gold, and Tiferet…

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Rav Zohn's dream

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008
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Two stories about Moshiach

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

I recently verified this story from the grandson of the couple involved. My friend’s elderly grandmother, Miriam, remarried a number of years ago to R’ Shalom Shachne Zohn. They live in Jerusalem. R’ Shalom is now in his mid nineties and in his youth he studied in yeshiva in Mir in Poland and had the…

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5768 & 5769 in gematria

By Ari Goldwag | August 24, 2008

The first few posts here are posts that originally appeared on Dreaming of Moshiach. In the Haggada, there’s a song at the very end, and I dont know who wrote it, but it seems he may have known something. it says:קרב יום אשר הוא לא יום ולא לילה the gematria of the bold is תשס”ח…

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