Thursday, February 20, 2014
More Chizuk about Rav Nir Ben Artzi, shlita
I received this short video of an interview that I thought may be of interest to my readers. The video is in Hebrew but I followed up with a brief synopsis in English.
Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, Shlita is interviewed concerning the possibility of Prophecy in our times; specifically appraising the possibility that Rav Ben Artzi being a candidate of such.
He draws the guidelines according to Halachah to recognize who is a true candidate for some type of communication with Hashem and who is not. A person who is a 'Mekubal' but has Taivas or bad manners and traits, or contradicts Halachah - one should keep away from. Whereas someone who is truly humble, connected to Torah and Halachah, going in the way of Chachamim, good mannered, with good traits, indisputably having 'powers' to see clearer than is humanly possible - such a person is a possible candidate.
Specifically, he talked about Rav Nir Ben Artzi, as belonging to the latter genre, and he lists his good traits and very clear views on things.
He stresses that Prophecy is something which every Jew has in him inherently, but circumstances will dictate how much of it, if any, will come into manifestation in him. It was so always, and it is true now. And to his assessment, the Rav is holding on the level of having 'powers' through being very close to Hashem.
Posted by The Absolute Truth at 4:14 AM