Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.04:19 13.02.16 | 0 comments
the latter being a more common, though still relatively rare practice (the idea that the angel of death can be confused by altering the name of one who's health is in an extreme situation). Indeed, do we not ask for God's intervention in healing the sick with the Mischibearach prayer? There is a tradition of offering up a portion of one's life to someone considered a tzaddik, again, something done only in rare circumstances, and usually in the form of lesser amounts (day's or weeks rather than one year). The old joke goes, as Jews were lining up to offer time of their lives to help their ailing rebbe, one man came to the fore, offering 10 years. When told such a personal sacrifice was too great, the man replied that he was offering 10 years of his mother in law's life, not his.