Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mamma Rochel vs. Rav Shimon bar Yochai

Rav Shimon ben Yochai, you have competition.

They say כדאי הוא רבי שמעון לסמוך עליו? By Rav Shimon's kever, in Meron, you can get what you need? Well, now we have a new claim, that Mamma Rochel, רחל אמינו, tefillos by her kever, can do even more.

According to the Mother Rachel website, "There is no other figure in the annals of Jewish history that equals Rachel Imeinu, or “Mame Rochel” as the mother of Israel is known, when it comes to having the power to averting Heavenly anger and bringing a bestowment of mercy, redemptions and out-and-out miracles on her children throughout the generations."

According to a phone call I received, presumably from the same enterprise, not even Moshe Rabbeinu and other of our great all time leaders, can equal the power of Mamma Rochel.

But is it true? Of course there is a special koach there, Chazal talk about davening there, but in the way, to the extent presented at the site and in the phone calls? It seems definitely too exaggerated to me.

If Rav Abuchatzeira davens there, as promised by the site, he should remember his cousin, R.Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, who needs help now. Maybe he can get Mamma Rochel to help.

שנזכה לרפואות וישועות בקרוב


  1. Kaf HaChaim commentary on Orach Chaim, Siman 1, Sif Katan 37:

    It is correct to recite Tehillim before prayer, because Tehillim are called zemirot, which is related to the word for pruning, because they [the Tehillim] cut down the accusers...

    CHRONOLOGY: Kaf HaChaim is a commentary on all of Orach Chaim and parts of Yoreh Deah, written by Rabbi Yaakov Chaim Sofer. He was born in Baghdad in 1870, moved to Jerusalem in 1904, published Kaf HaChaim in 1905 and died in 1939.

  2. What relevance does that have to the post? Am I missing something?