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Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 28

Sep 08 2015

[Rashi says that the oath “not to force the end” prohibits excessive prayer. In Siman 24 the Rebbe asked how much is too much. In this siman he brings two places where the Yismach Moshe discusses this.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 27

Aug 25 2015

There is another version of the text of the fourth oath, cited by Rashi, that reads “shelo yerachaku” – that they should not push the end of exile further away. Rashi explains, “They should not push the end further away with their sin.”

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 24

Aug 19 2015

Now I will explain the third oath, not to force the end. What exactly does this mean? Rashi says that “yidchaku” (force) comes from the word “dochak” (pressure): that the Jews should not pray too much for the end of exile.

Where in the Torah does it say Jews can't have a state?

Dec 26 2012

Dear sir,

Can you give me reference (in the torah and bible), where it says that the jews are in exile and are not allowed to have a state?

What rishonim ruled on the oaths?

Dec 05 2012

Dear Rabbi,

You noted a number of poskim
who ruled on the oaths. I see they are all achoronim, and certainly great
scholars, all of them. However, do you know of any rishonim who ruled
halachically the same way?

Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, Rashi (1040-1104)

Jun 08 2012

Rashi in his commentary on Hoshanos (printed in Siddur Otzar Hatefilos, as well as in Siddur Beis Yaakov) explains the words “G-d of salvations, in the four oaths” as a reference to the oaths of Shir Hashirim.