Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach ZT”L
“HaShem oz leamo yiten” Please G-d give strength unto Your people….
You know friends, to tell you the truth, to tell you the truth, it’s still Yom Kippur. Until there will be peace in the world, peace in Yerushalayim, it’s still Yom Kippur.
“Yisrael betach BaHaShem” [Israel trusts in G-d]. You know friends, sometimes it makes me sad, but sometimes it makes me happy; Israel has no friends in the world. The Holy Land, the Holy People of Israel, are all alone. “Am Levodod yishkon.” But you know what we have? “Yisrael betach BaHaShem.” We have one Friend in Heaven. “Yisrael betach BaHaShem.”
Listen Friends. In former good times we had great leaders, we had tzaddikim, we had great prophets. Before Mashiach is coming, all of us are little prophets…
You know what happened? The six million brought prophesy into the world, because when they walked to the gas chambers they saw what nobody saw before.
I want you to know, friends; I was privileged to see soldiers late at night with a gun in their hands, looking up to the sky. I can swear to you, they saw what nobody saw before, and they felt what nobody will ever feel again.
I have been privileged to hold hands with wounded soldiers, they are waiting for Mashiach to bring them their eyes, their feet, their souls, their hearts, and they feel what nobody felt before.
My friends, what keeps us going? One little prophesy, one little prophesy; “Od yishama be’arey Yehuda uvechutsot Yerushalayim. Kol sason vekol simcha kol chasan vekol kallah.” [We will yet hear in the cities of Yehuda and the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and celebration, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride].