The evening before he was gunned down in Tel Aviv on Friday, Alon Bakal sent his father a message on WhatsApp to tell him that he was celebrating New Year’s Eve, writing: “It’s great, it’s fun, I love life.”
Last night I linked to an article titled New company claims they'll be able to RESURRECT THE DEAD by 2045.
A reader posted a comment, "Sorry, no one, no one can resurrect the meisim - ONLY HASHEM!
Today, the arrogance is unbelievable; they make themselves into gods."
The comment reminded me of something I posted five years ago.
“Rabbi Yochanan said: ‘There are three keys in the hand of the Holy One Blessed is He that are not entrusted to an agent and they are: the key of rain, the key of childbirth and the key of revival of the dead.
In the West they said: ‘Also, the key of sustenance is not entrusted to an agent.’
Why did Rabbi Yochanan not list this one as well? He would answer that the key of rain is the same as the key of sustenance, because the world’s sustenance is provided through rain.” (Gemara Taanit 2a)
The Hebrew word for “key” is MaPhTeiaCH and it is fascinating to note that its letters stand for the four keys mentioned in our Gemara:
• M corresponds to Matar (rain),
• P for Parnassah (sustenance),
• T for Techiyah (revival of the dead) and
• CH for CHayah (childbirth)
I tried clicking on the link I had posted for the source of what was written but the link was broken. When I googled the above words, I came upon a fascinating PDF of a compilation of divrei Torah which I thought I'd share with you. You can hopefully access it by clicking here.