27 November 2015

Blood Will Flow Until Repentance Is Achieved

15 Kislev 5776
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parshat Vayishlach

Yesterday, Rav Amram Vaknin, shlita from Ashdod experienced another "aliyat neshamah" in the Cave of Eliyahu HaNaviThe following account of the event comes from the Rav's facebook page
The words spoken by HaRav, shlita are:
Rabbi Moshe (Zrihen), Rabbi Masoud (Weizman), what does Eliyahu HaNavi want from me? (The rabbi made a powerful sound like a strong moan of pain) Whoever is with you ...pray prayers, prayers, prayers, prayers!! 
You should not stop praying with this man (with Rabbi Vaknin, shlita). We told you even though he's a man, but there are things in him that are not in a man, even though you see that he's a man.
Tell all the Jewish people that they should pray with this man because the blood of Jews is going to be poured out more. It will be poured and poured and poured until you will return in teshuvah from the heart; until you will go in the way of truth! In the way of Torah and mitzvot, in the way of purity, of Torah lishmah!
We've spoken to you enough, we've spoken to you enough, we've spoken to you enough. Not just you (need to return in teshuvah), also your gedolim need to return in teshuvah.
For good they're speaking evil and for evil they're speaking good. 
We will go with you to every single place and we will check your prayers if they're from the heart, from humility, from holiness, and from purity.
B'nei Torah - one curses the other, one has jealousy of the other and doesn't want him to go up, doesn't want him to be greater than himself, that he shouldn't have money.
B'nei Torah shouldn't live in pride - they have to live in humility because Torah and pride are an abomination. We charge you (all those in this place at these moments) that you should tell all the Jewish people what you've heard today. It's on your backs, of every single one of you, men and women. You keep silent - you pay, you speak - it will be mitzvot for you.
Personally, I really don't know what to think about this rabbi and these messages. I don't know if it is kosher or not. I only bring this here and now because of the accuracy of his previous statements. In particular he said before Rosh Hashanah that people were going to be "slaughtered in the streets like chickens". And it has come to pass precisely as he said. Arabs are making shechitah on Jews all across the country.

So, what do you think? 

26 November 2015

Russian/Turkish Hostilities Escalating

15 Kislev 5776


Russia bombs aid convoy amid airspace dispute, Turkey says

Russian warplanes bombed a Turkish truck convoy at the Syrian border on Wednesday amid increasing tensions between the two countries over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.

Turkey Sends 20 Additional Tanks To Syrian Border

Tensions remain high in the region following Turkey’s downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber that did or did not cross into Turkish airspace.

...“Accompanied by police and gendarmes, 20 tanks were sent by rail from Turkey’s western provinces by railway to Gaziantep in the south of the country, and then redirected to the Syrian border,” a military source told the agency.

...With the increase of Turkish sorties near the Syrian border, few experts expected that to go unnoticed or unmatched by Russia or Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Today, Putin ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to protect Russia’s interests in Syria.

(Turkey moves 20 tanks to its border and sends 18 fighter jets on patrol as Russia crisis continues)

The following would explain why Turkey acted so quickly to take down Russia's fighter jet. I never believed Erdogan would take such a decision independently.

Declassified: NATO confronts Russian base on Turkey’s border

When Turkey shot down a Russian jet Tuesday, NATO was facing its worst fear: a direct confrontation with the Russian military. The problem on NATO's southern border is much bigger than this one incident; the new Russian base near Turkey presents a larger strategic challenge for the alliance that if ignored could lead to ongoing clashes.

Two days ago, Petr Pavel, the chairman of the NATO military committee and top military adviser to NATO's secretary general, warned me about the long-term implications of the new Russian airbase in Latakia, Syria. The Czech general did not know then that the Russian presence in Syria would cause an international crisis so soon. But he already knew that NATO needed to figure out a comprehensive policy to push back against Russia's new base.

..."There are different ways NATO can react," Pavel said. Facing Russia's attempt to impose anti-access, area-denial capability near Turkey, he said, "the most brutal way of how to resolve the issue . is to suppress it."

But using military assets to challenge Russia's new protected zone around its base would take a lot of resources and carries risks of further confrontation, he warned. Pavel would rather that NATO use less "brutal" tools to bear against Moscow.

"We can use different kinds of pressures, starting from political, diplomatic, economic and also military in other areas, rather than pushing through the wall," he said.

...The clash between Russia and Turkey is destabilizing, but the real destabilizing move was Putin's decision to place a new power-projection and access-denial base just miles from a NATO country without any consultation. NATO chose not to deal with that dangerous situation for months. Now the alliance has no choice.

Hakol Min Shamayim

14 Kislev 5776

People don't see Divine Providence at work because they aren't looking for it.

A couple of weeks ago, the Europeans passed a law requiring the labeling of products made in Israeli "settlements" in the hope that people won't buy them and the loss of revenue will bankrupt the people living in those areas. (European Commission Adopts Guidelines for Labeling Products From Israeli Settlements)

Who could have foreseen then that Turkey would shoot down a Russian jet and open up a new market to Israeli products? (Russia: No Turkish imports, we will import from Israel)

Sometimes though, it takes a bit longer to see how the Creator manages His world. Seventy-five years ago, the democratic enlightened western nations closed their doors to the Jewish refugees from Hitler's Europe. (The Abandonment of the Jews) When Judgment Day arrives, they might have claimed in their own defense fears from some imagined dire consequences.

However, we see how when there are a similar number of non-Jewish "refugees" who present - not an imagined, but - a clear and present existential danger to their host countries, nothing, not even self-preservation will deter them. (Coming soon: More immigrants from Muslim nations than population of D.C. — 680,000) What will be their excuse now???

25 November 2015

"How Is This Not WW3?"

13 Kislev 5776

Who knows what today will bring? 

Yeranen Yaakov reminded me of a previous post of his...
  • The Zohar that talks about 5 Tzaddikim dying has been fulfilled with the tragic passing of R' Chaim Yechiel Rothman HY"D on 11 Heshvan 5776.
    • If you count 32 days from 11 Heshvan, you get to 13 Kislev 5776.  This is a date to look out for for wars to begin.

Following is a "must read" article from CNN...

How is this not World War III?

24 November 2015

Disturbing and Ominous News From Syria

13 Kislev 5776

UPDATE: Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels' while searching for pilots of plane downed by Turkey
12 Kislev 5776

I was just this morning reading Nava's account at Dreaming of Mashiach of some of the things Natan foresaw in his near-death-experience and I noticed in particular...
  • The beginning of Gog U'Magog began three days before the Rosh HaShana, September 11, 2015 or lunar calender 27 Elul 5775.
  • One of these days, there will be a security breach that will cause riots to erupt leading to severe civil unrest. This will burst into a war and will be all over the news internationally. Everyone will know and understand it
  • Israel will not yet be involved.
(See also Binyamin: "World War Three Broke Out")

So, we were already aware that Russia invaded Syria on 27 Elul 5775 and it looked like the beginning of WW3 (The Third War of Gog uMagog).

The massive terror attack in Paris was quite a big thing and might have blown up into something bigger, to the point where the whole world recognizes that WW3 has begun. But, what has happened today between Turkey and Russia may actually be this expected turning point...
Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet Near Syrian BorderRussia's Defense Ministry says jet did not violate Turkish airspace; Syrian rebel forces claim one Russian pilot has died.
Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space.
...Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was briefed by the head of the military, while Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ordered consultations with NATO, the United Nations and related countries, their respective offices said.
Yes. Turkey is a NATO member. If it has a problem with Russia, the rest of NATO must come to their defense! And don't forget, Russia has yet to give its answer to the downing of its passenger airliner over Sinai.

(The Telegraph has apparently had similar thoughts albeit with different conclusions: "Don't panic: Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane won't start World War 3")

In another escalation of events in the Syrian theater, Russia has reportedly "sent ground forces into battle for the first time in Syria".

"...Rav Shternbuch received a closely guarded secret that came to him from Rabbi Yitzchak Chever zatza"l, who received it from Rabbi Chaim of Volozhyn zatza"l, who received it from the Gaon of Vilna himself, who revealed it shortly before his death: 'When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard. And when you hear that the Russians have reached the city of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul [Turkey]), you should put on your Shabbat clothes and don’t take them off, because it means that the Messiah is about to come any minute.'” (Source)

The Three Messianic Wars

12 Kislev 5776

Besides the Three Wars of Gog uMagog - WW1, WW2 and WW3 - which involve the nations of the world, there are other Messianic Wars which involve Israel and her immediate neighbors. They also come in three. The first - "The War of Independence" - returned a large part of the Land of Israel to Jewish rule. The second - "The Six Days War" - returned Jerusalem to Jewish sovereignty. And the third - "The Second Hanukah War?" - will restore the Temple Mount to full Jewish control.

It's not for nothing that since the outbreak of the second intifada ("Al Aksa Intifada"), the Muslims/Arabs have focused the conflict between us on the Temple Mount ("Save Al Aksa").

Constructing a plastic replica of the al-Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, Iranian 
media reports tens of thousands of soldiers staged exercises dubbed 'Towards the Holy City.'

And it's interesting that while they say "Al Aksa", what they mean is the exact place where the Holy Temple stood - under the Dome of the Rock.

This final Messianic War coming before the last War of Gog uMagog (and which will likely even be the cause of it) is described very succinctly in the Prophecy of Yeshayahu (see perek yud-aleph, pasuk yud-dalet):
"And they shall fly of one accord against the Philistines in the west, together they shall plunder the children of the East; upon Edom and Moab shall they stretch forth their hand, and the children of Ammon shall obey them."
The "Philistines in the West" could be referring to Gaza/Hamas, but also equally to the PLO in the "West Bank", especially seeing as how it spills over into the "East Bank". Edom, Moab, and Ammon are today's Kingdom of Jordan - the current overseer of the Temple Mount.

According to a report on Debkafile this morning, we could be much closer to this all-out war than we may think...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have been at loggerheads with Israel’s military and Shin Bet chiefs on how to grapple with the wave of Palestinian terror sweeping the country for more than two months,....
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror experts challenge this premise. The current wave is not only not dying down it is gaining traction.

...In the last 24 hours, the terrorists have spread their wings from Hebron, last week’s hotbed, to places further north. If they are not stopped, they may well move across the Green Line into the coastal districts around Tel Aviv and the northern Afula Plain and Jezreel Valley. At that point, the Fatah’s armed wing, the Tanzim, is more than likely to join the action with firearms, instituting a full-fledged armed uprising against the Jewish State. To pre-empt this escalation and freeze the current wave of attacks, Israel’s military and intelligence chiefs have put forward a 7-point plan of action....
DEBKAfile’s political sources report that Netanyahu and Ya’alon are not in favor of the plan,.... Ya’alon is apprehensive that the Palestinians will deem the lockdown an Israeli declaration of all-out war. An armed conflict would then erupt between the two peoples with full force.
The question is whether the war will be a result of the current regime's strength - by cracking down mercilessly on the Arabs in order to stem the daily flow of Jewish blood or its weakness. With John Kerry here in Jerusalem today, there is always the chance that a final appeasement - a sacrifice for peace - will be offered which will predictably only whet the Arabs' appetite for more. A clear signal that a State of Palestine is in the offing has always been met with a declaration of war.

As Debka makes clear, no matter which way they go, it seems the Arab reaction will be to go to war. That's because ultimately, HKB"H wills it. It's unavoidable. What's also unavoidable is that this regime will not survive either scenario, because it can't and/or won't rule over the Temple Mount. Out of this war, I would expect MBY to emerge to ruling power. 

And what better time for a war over the Temple Mount to occur but on or around Hanukah? Might it be that close? Stay tuned...
This subject has been written about before here.