31 January 2011

How Many Warnings Will There Be?

26 Shevat 5771

Scientists Report Yellowstone's 'Supervolcano' Uplift...Scientists are not sure when the Yellowstone volcano could erupt again, but there have been signs of activity in recent years.

National Geographic reported that since 2004 scientists have seen the ground above the caldera rise upward at rates as high as 2.8 inches a year.

Between 2007 and 2010, the rate slowed to no more than a centimeter a year. But since it started swelling there are ground levels over the volcano that have risen up to 10 inches in places.

"It's an extraordinary uplift, because it covers such a large area and the rates are so high," said Bob Smith from the University of Utah, a longtime expert in Yellowstone's volcanism, told National Geographic....


In this same time period, Jan/Feb, both in 2010 and in 2009, they were reporting on unprecedentedly large earthquake swarms in the area of the supervolcano.

All of this activity and the resulting publicity is not by chance. This should be taken as a warning. The question is, how many warnings will we get?







SEE THE BBC DOCUDRAMA "SUPERVOLCANO" BEGINNING HERE.

ALIYAH INFORMATION
HERE.

Remember that everything that happens in the world is for the sake of the Jews.

30 January 2011

Ayn Od Milevado!

25 Shevat 5771

Prophecy is everywhere today. And why not? We are living in prophetic times. Just as our sages told us would happen, Israel is quickly becoming isolated and without a friend in the world.

Without Egypt, Israel will be left with no friends in Mideast
The fading power of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government leaves Israel in a state of strategic distress. Without Mubarak, Israel is left with almost no friends in the Middle East; last year, Israel saw its alliance with Turkey collapse.

If Brotherhood takes over, IDF will face formidable enemy

Analysis: This year is turning into critical one for Israeli isolation in the Mideast. Turkey is gone and Egypt appears to be on way.
The Mavi Marmara Affair of 31 May 2010 turned Turkey against us. Until then, Turkey was considered Israel's "closest ally in the Muslim world."

Eight months later, on 12 Jan 2011, Lebanon fell to Hezbollah:

Lebanon government falls after Hezbollah pulls out
Lebanon's government collapsed Wednesday after Hezbollah and its allies resigned from the Cabinet in a dispute with Western-backed factions over upcoming indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the truck bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others is widely expected to name members of the Shiite militant group, which many fear could re-ignite sectarian violence that has erupted repeatedly in the tiny nation.

Hezbollah's walkout ushers in the country's worst political crisis since 2008 in one of the most volatile corners of the Middle East.

Lebanon's 14-month-old government was an uneasy coalition linking bitter rivals: a Western-backed bloc led by Hariri's son Saad and Hezbollah, which is supported by Syria and Iran and maintains an arsenal that far outweighs that of the national army.


Then, on 25 Jan 2011, a short two weeks further on and trouble started in Egypt. Today, Egypt is aflame. [See The Prophecy of Egypt.]

Although it was a cold peace, Egypt was the first to sign a peace treaty with Israel. Is our other cold peace partner, Jordan, next?

Israel silently watches the unfolding of two new fronts
Egypt, one of the only two Arab states to sign peace with Israel, is wobbling dangerously on the brink of revolutionary change with potentially spreading fallout. This week, Israel was dismayed to find itself looking suddenly at three latently hostile fronts about to spring up around its borders: Lebanon, which has dropped into the Iranian orbit, followed by Egypt, which is heading for terra incognita, and the Gaza Strip, where the Palestinian Hamas, offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has gained altitude as a Middle East player from the rise of its less radical parent.

...The force most energized by the popular uprising in Egypt week turns out to be the extremist Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood - not only in Gaza and the West Bank, but also in Jordan. Its enhanced potency makes it a menace for Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the rival Fatah, and the Hashemite throne in Amman.

Flexing his new muscles, Hammam Saeed, head of the Muslim Brotherhood of Jordan and a close ally of the Hamas's Damascus-based leader, Khaled Meshaal, said this in Amman Saturday, Jan. 29: "Egypt's unrest will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States."

Then there is this amazing headline:

Exodus in Egypt: US Suggests Fleeing As Soon as Possible
The U.S. embassy in Cairo has told its citizens to consider leaving the country as soon as possible and has warned against traveling in the country.

...The warning is more severe than the previous statement to citizens to avoid non-essential travel in Egypt.

Dozens of wealthy Egyptians beat the rush Saturday night and fled on private planes as the flames of rebellion continued to burn
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This could just as well be a hidden message, one "hidden" in plain sight, to the Jews of America to flee the spiritual Egypt----the USA.

28 January 2011

OUTSTANDING MESSAGE

23 Shevat 5771

(01/10/2011)

"An Angry Snow"




"Na'aseh v'Nishmah"


23 Shevat 5771

BS"D

YESHIVAT HARA'AYON HAYEHUDI
Jerusalem, Israel
HaRav Yehuda Kreuser SHLIT"A, Rosh Yeshiva

PARSHAT MISHPATIM/SHEKALIM24 Shvat 5771/28-29 January 2011

REMOVING EVIL FROM THE WORLD
"For my angel shall go before you and bring you to the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivvite and the Jebusite, and I will annihilate them."

The Torah teaches us that from the Jewish people following the Torah, G-d will send an angel before the children of Israel who will wipe out the seven nations that lived in the Land of Israel. But wait. . . . Is that nice? How could this be? What did they do to deserve such a fate? OK, so maybe they are not the best of nations in the world, but still, to wipe them off the face of the planet? Certainly, the Jewish people could live side-by-side with them, each nation doing its own thing, you know, live and let live. As long as each nation does not bother one another, then, heck, why not just let them be? This certainly could not be Judaism - or could it?

The truth is that these seven nations are the prime example of evil in this world; there is absolutely nothing good about them. They have gone way past the point of no return, and no good will ever come out of them. For this reason, the Torah tell us that the angel of G-d will come and "take them out". For it is not enough for one to just stay away from evil, but one must chase after it and annihilate it totally whereever it is found, especially if it is in one's own home.

Amalek is a prime example of our obligation to erase evil in this world. The Jew must chase them to the four corners of the world in order to wipe them out, for they represent all that is wrong, and as long as they prevail, goodness cannot rule. The point is that in order for goodness to overcome evil, one cannot be passive about it, but must chase the evil and remove it from this world. If the world would have moved to stop the evil Nazis sooner, how many countless more people would be alive today? As long as evil rules this world, G-d does not sit on His throne, so to speak. When will He sit on it? "Saviors shall come up on Mount Zion to punish Esau, and the Kingdom shall be the L-rd's."

G-d divided the light from the darkness; G-d assigned them separate spheres so they would not serve together. He also established the concept of good and evil, and He separated between them. There cannot be, and must not be, a mixing of good and evil. Each must be separate so one can know which to annihilate and which to cling to. Therefore, the Torah says: "Destroy evil from your midst", and King David said: "You that love G-d, hate evil".

For this reason, the Torah tell us in our parsha that the angel will come and annihilate the seven nations. For the Jewish people to build a just and compassionate society, they must first and foremost remove the evil that is in their midst ,for without removing the evil from among them, their society will be doomed! Separation from evil and the nations is the only way for Israel to be the light that the world is waiting for.

Blessings,

Levi
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Levi, Parshat Mishpatim on YouTube

27 January 2011

"Statue of Liberty Affected"

22 Shevat 5771

Snowstorm wallops Northeast, piling on the misery

BOSTON – Commuters up and down the East Coast began the all-too-familiar task of digging out cars, shoveling sidewalks and slogging and slipping through a treacherous morning commute on Thursday after a drawn-out storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas overnight, heaping more misery on a region that has been hit by one snowstorm after another.

The storm started Wednesday with icy mix but overnight gave a wallop of heavy blowing snow in many places, stranding thousands of airplane passengers and leaving more than 400,000 customers in and around the nation's capital without power.

...Even the Statue of Liberty was closed for snow removal.

NORTHEAST ON LOCK DOWN AFTER STORM
Snowstorm Shatters NYC, Philadelphia Records...
1 Foot in 5 Hour Span...
Commute from hell in DC: 12 hours to get home from work...
Obama stuck in traffic...



26 January 2011

More Messages

22 Shevat 5771

Following are some excerpts from the latest messages from the autistics.

MESSAGE FROM YITZCHAK IZIK, Motza”sh Vayigash (11 Dec ’10)

This world is at death’s door and I want to say to you that really, in truth, it is close. But not for no reason. You all don’t understand how really close it is. It’s actually possible to smell it, to taste it, it’s almost here.
[i.e., the death of the old world to be replaced by a new reality. Listen, at no time has this been clearer---Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt falling politically; Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland set to fall economically. Everything is starting to turn over!]

I also want to say to you that Am Yisrael’s situation is so hard and this brings me to tears. Because really very few understand the truth, very few, and not without reason, very few and it appears that very few will survive, and this is very sad.

Right now there is only one thing to do, to hold onto HKB"H. Not to look left or right. I know that the end is close. Don't look left or right. How much Hashem is shaking us and scaring us, and everything; not to abandon us, not to abandon us for a minute. We won't be abandoned, but He shakes us and how many mistakes we make, but if we continue to hold on to Him, then we will survive with Him. He is the one who will rescue us, only Him. He is the Master of the World, and only if we hold onto Him will we survive.

Once again, go by this, only if we hold onto Him, hold onto the rope that is connected to Him, we will survive, we will survive forever. Do you hear? To survive forever! And that's it.

..in truth, the end is arriving fast. And you all want to live, and not only the body, but also the eternal soul. A little more and the great clarification is coming and those who are not ready to receive HKB"H as Master of the World without questions and without hesitations will die, these will perish forever, lo aleynu.

What else is there to do? To implore, to cry, to beg: "Am Yisrael, wake up!

MESSAGE FROM LIPI, Motza"sh Vayera (1 Jan '11)

Menachem is afraid. He doesn't want to hear what there is to tell. I am going to continue where he left off. I am very afraid. Because this will be very scary.


Indeed, there wi be wars, but a person cannot destroy a third or a fourth of the world. Only HKB"H can produce a world and destroy the world. And no other power. This is clear. It's correct that people have really ruined nature, but to completely destroy nature, they're not capable because she belongs to Hashem and not to them. And Hashem won't give it over to them. Id someone or some power were to destroy the world or part of the world, this is only the Master of the World and no other single power.

People, I'm warning you, the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Open up your eyes and see what is happening. Natural disasters, this is the hand of Hashem and this is very clear. All the earthquakes, thousands -thousands in one year. And floods, tsunamis, only HKB"H is able to make. All the snow and the cold, yes, part of this is possibly due to the stopping of the Gulf Stream, but at the end of it, even this comes straight from HKB"H. This is a case of people being Hashem's messengers, but that's not important. It comes from HKB"H. And nature that Hashem created will hit at mankind, at all the insolence, that they think that they can be in place of HKB"H, at all the Gentiles that think it is possible to be rid of the Jews, at all the Jews that want to be like the Gentiles and also be in the place of HKB"H, ch"v. There will remain only those few Jews today who really believe in HKB"H and trust in Him. Those who see the truth, that there is nothing besides Him. That all of the present world is only an illusion and there's nothing else for us except to be with HKB"H and to do His will.

But to great sorrow, people are not frightened. Not at all afraid. The Gentiles are clearly not afraid, generally speaking. And the Jews - Oy to the Jews! HKB"H created this world for our sake, for the sake of the Jews. And where are we? Not with HKB"H, generally speaking. The majority of the Jews are not with HKB"H.

So, what will be? If this will continue, ch"v. And there's not much time, not much time at all. If the Jews will not open their eyes and return in teshuva - they will not be! Do you understand? They will not be. HKB"H needs only to take planet Earth and shift it one centimeter and the resulting tragedies will be able to finish off the majority of mankind. Do you understand this? And we see that this is happening today - tragedies that never have been. One after another. Hashem is warning us, especially Am Yisrael....

25 January 2011

Yellowstone is Restive

21 Shevat 5771

Is America Headed for Yellowstone Super-Volcano Eruption Catastrophe?
“It would explode with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helens eruption in 1980,” the UK’s Daily Mail warns. The world’s largest super-volcano located underneath the United States’ Yellowstone National Park is set to blow.

Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.

Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave their homes.

This is the nightmare that scientists are predicting could happen if the world’s largest super-volcano erupts for the first time in 600,000 years, as it could do in the near future.

Read more.

Aliyah in the Technological Age

20 Shevat 5771

The i Aliyah application

A Sign of Things to Come?

20 Shevat 5771

(1) Staggering US $14.3 Trillion debt limit warned will hit March 31

Financial markets will listen closely to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday for any clues on whether he would be willing to strike a deal with Republicans to cut spending in exchange for a debt limit increase.

A lengthy standoff could lead to worries in markets about a potential U.S. default.

...As of January 20, the U.S. national debt stood at $14.004 trillion, just $290 billion below the limit.

The Treasury has estimated that based on recent spending and revenue trends, the government will hit the limit as early as March 31. This could stretch out until May 16, depending on the strength of government tax receipts and economic growth. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has asked Congress to raise the limit before the end of March so the government can meet previous spending commitments made by lawmakers.

WHAT IF CONGRESS FAILS TO ACT AND THE LIMIT IS HIT?

The government would have to stop issuing debt to fund its day-to-day operations. If it does not have sufficient cash on hand from other sources, such as tax receipts, it would have to curtail some activities, including closing government offices.

The government may have to halt payments of federal benefits, such as Social Security or Medicare, or default by halting interest payments on Treasury debt. It paid $148.2 billion in interest to bondholders from October through December 2010.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE UNITED STATES DEFAULTED?

Treasury officials have said this would be "catastrophic." Financial markets could experience severe turmoil. The government would likely have to deeply cut spending, which would suck fiscal support away from a still-fragile recovery and hurt those who depend on federal benefits.

...CAN THE TREASURY DELAY REACHING THE DEBT LIMIT?

Yes. It has several tools to alter its cash flow, but these measures can only last about eight weeks or so, pushing back the day of reckoning to mid-July at the latest.



(2) FEMA Requests Information on the Availability of 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags

DHS specifically cites the states that it will be needed in. North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. That’s right, the Gulf of Mexico.

(3) The End of History for Russian Oil

The Soviet Union ended in December 1991. In years to come, historians may well date the end of the Soviet oil industry to January 2011.

This month, Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil giant, signed a deal to jointly explore for oil and gas in Russia's Arctic waters with Western major BP. For Russia's sake, it would be fortunate if this heralds a new era.

Oil revenues provide half of Russia's budget, according to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. The price needed to balance the public books last year was $110 a barrel ...



(4) Crop warning over China drought
Shandong province is experiencing its driest weather for 60 years.

Half the wheat-growing land there is affected, while almost a quarter of a million people face drinking water shortages, the China Daily said.

Beijing has also been experiencing its longest dry spell for more than 30 years, another state daily said.

The Chinese capital has had no significant rainfall for three months, the Beijing Times reported.

Analysts say this drought is likely to put further pressure on food prices, which have been rising sharply for months.


(5) China warned is on collision course with US
...The political reality is that China’s export of manufacturing over-capacity is hollowing out the US industrial core, and a plethora of tricks to stop Western firms competing in the Chinese market rubs salt in the wound. It is preventing full recovery in the US, where half the population is falling out of the bottom of the Affluent Society. Some 43.2m people are now on food stamps. The US labour force participation rate has fallen to 64.3pc, worse than a year ago. Only the richer half is recovering.

What did the autistics actually claim for 5768?

In response to my post on the autistic messages, a commenter wrote:

"...but in that very post you link to, they are contrasting what they said previous to what they are saying now. in the past fourteen years, says Abba, they never set a date. but NOW, in 2007, Binayamin was saying "in a few months".

and in a few months the big change was to come, which seems to include entire countries erased from the map. and in the same FC, he says that THIS year, 5768, will be the year. This was to get people started on ketz-ism again, and indeed, I know people who looked at the next Rosh Hanashah as an end-time as a result.

In 5768, the date Daniel set, did something occur? "

My response follows.

Commenter: "...they are contrasting what they said previous to what they are saying now. in the past fourteen years, says Abba, they never set a date. but NOW, in 2007, Binyamin was saying 'in a few months'."

This is the claim of the interviewer, Daniel's father. It's important because it proves that until then no date had ever been set. What is critical is to identify what was supposed to happen "in a few months."

"...in a few months the big change was to come, which seems to include entire countries erased from the map."


Ok, a "big change was to come", which it did by the way, and I like your use of the word "seems" because even you admit that there's a question whether Daniel actually said this or not. In fact, he didn't. It's clearly what his father wanted to hear, but Daniel did not confirm it.

"...and in the same FC, he says that THIS year, 5768, will be the year."

The year of the "big change" which saw the collapse of America's housing market which was the beginning of the complete collapse of the entire world economy. That counts as a "big change" in my book.

From the page of Daniel's bok that you reference---

(Binyamin Golden)"...there is just one more thing to say this week, before Rosh Hashana.

This week the situation will worsen. It will get worse. On the face of things this may not appear to be the case but underneath the surface it can definitely be felt. The world is getting ready for some big changes."


That week, the following occurred:

1. A category five hurricane made landfall on the Yucatan peninsula.
2. The first large stock market losses were recorded.
3. There is a 6.5 earthquake offshore of Taiwan, a 6.8 earthquake off the coast of Colombia, and an 8.4 off Sumatra.
4. There is a run on the North Rock Bank in the UK.
5. Wildfires force the evacuation of thousands of residents in southern California.
6. Floods in Ghana displace 260,000 people.

"...there are going to be great wars soon. Every place on Earth will be at war. Israel will not be destroyed, but many countries will vanish from history, including the residents."
No end time is set for this to happen.

"If the people do not repent before Rosh Hashanah...

This is going to be the biggest Rosh Hashanah in history, the most significant in all of history. If the people do not repent this Rosh Hashanah, woe to everyone."
Meaning, not that all of this will occur in 5768, but that without real teshuva to bring redemption immediately, we would then be set on a path of slow destruction which would BEGIN in 5768 and which we have seen with our own eyes get worse and worse.

The lesson from all this is that we have to read carefully and critically and not read into what is said, what we want to hear. People wanted to think 5768 would be the end, but instead what we were being told is that this would be the beginning of a very bad end.

As we know now, Rosh Hashana 5768 was a major turning point in the geula process. With our teshuva we could have mitigated all the horrors that have occured since then. But here we are three years later and the world economy has all but collapsed, the US is bankrupt, the entire world has been inundated with floods, fire, ice, landslides and earthquakes. The world has been on the very brink of a nuclear holocaust because of the two Koreas. Iran has their bomb. Lebanon is teetering on the edge of a Hizbollah takeover. And China is flexing its military muscle. Food prices have risen astronomically because of weather woes and major shortages are in the offing.

Has the world undergone significant changes since 5768? Yes or no?

Because of our own stubborness, our own rebellion in refusing to repent of our many sins, this is the result.

"This is going to be the biggest Rosh Hashanah in history, the most significant in all of history. If the people do not repent this Rosh Hashanah, woe to everyone. Woe to all those who think this is a joke, woe to all those who don't want the extreme side of Judaism, woe to all those that think they can live in both worlds; in the materialistic world as well as the spiritual world. Woe to the Jewish people, the chosen nation, beloved to Hashem.

This is truly the Day of Judgment; the Day of Judgment for the whole world, as it is every year, but this year, we are coming upon the greatest change ever, since the exile from Egypt.

This is why the stars, the weather, the sky, the earth, the sea, and all the living beings within are preparing and are ready for the big change. Only the humans are still stuck inside of their eggs and caught up with their lies. If real teshuva is not done - those who do not truly repent will disappear.
[Me: Not immediately, but at the end of the process.]

Imagine to yourselves that we are standing by Mount Sinai and Hashem is raising the mountain. If we don't repent, Hashem will lower the mountain on top of us. This is exactly the situation we are in now.

Question: That is repenting out of fear.
Answer: Yes, this is repentance out of fear, but there are also enough people that don't need the mountain held above them. The majority of the people need the mountain. Very few repent out of pure love for Hashem and because of the agony they feel from the separation between them and Hashem."


Weeks of torrential rains have resulted in floodwaters which have created an "inland sea" that is traveling through Australia leaving death and destruction in its wake. Not scary enough for you yet? Just wait! Hashem have mercy!

24 January 2011

Be Careful How You Criticize

20 Shevat 5771

I want to offer some good advice. If you're a skeptic and you don't believe in something, like the messages purported to be from autistic children, so, just ignore it. If you believe it comes from an impure source and can bring harm to Jews, then bring your proof. But to simply say it's navi sheker, with no proof offered is not only a disservice to the klal, it could be a very serious aveirah---attributing the work of Hashem to the side of evil.

Just like we have to be careful what we believe, so we have to be careful what we disbelieve, especially if we are going to denounce it publicly. Personally, I never take anything at face value. I've been reading the messages from the autistics since 2002 and I have yet to find anything wrong with anything they've said. It appears to be right on target and completely in line with what the neviim already told us.

Despite that some have accused them of setting dates, I find just the contrary. By their own admission, they've never set a date...

(From the source referenced to prove such date-setting, Chapter 50b, Oct 2, 2007):

"...Throughout the past fourteen years of FC sessions, an exact date was never specified. The only time ever given was in phrases such as, 'soon', 'we are at the end', etc."

After that, a year---5768--- is designated as a major turning point, but the interviewer tries to get the autistic man to admit to something more specific, which he at first refuses to do, and then confirms that the neviim talk about whole countries disappearing which is not quite the answer the interviewer seemed to be looking for. And this is the greatest obstacle regarding the messages from the autistics---that the interviewers can and sometimes do try to impose their own biases on the answers that they receive.
This time period, just after the chagim in 5768, was autumn 2007, the beginning of the US economic "recession" which is undisputably a major turning point, which has brought us to a very different world today than it was then.

It's interesting that a few people have referred to Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi's messages as "parroting the autistics." It is not necessary for us to have a middleman between us and Rabbi Ben Artzi, as is required with the autistic children, so now we can see just how reliable their messages have been until now.

Obviously, all these messages are coming from the same source and since the emphasis is on Jewish unity, doing teshuva, obeying Hashem and giving up the Eigel HaZav, if it is navi sheker, it's doing a really terrible job for the other side.

In their most recent message, "Menachem" tells us the following...

"I just want to say to you that the world is now hanging by a thin thread. And it stands ready to fall every day. That's not to say that Mashiach is arriving immediately, but it is to say that this world is really ready to fall, and I know that we are saying this year after year, for almost twenty years, and still the geulah has not yet arrived. But what has happened is clear, that the economy of the world is almost on the floor or underneath it...."

The urgency with which they communicate their messages is surely a function of the source of those messages. And we would do well to keep that in mind.

I am currently going back through all the messages to see if I can find any error with them and I will let you know what I find or don't find as the case may be.

Meanwhile, it would be worthwhile for everyone to re-read...

MESSAGE TO AMERICA

From Binyamin Golden, 28 year-old with autism
Jerusalem, Israel Oct 10, 2000

(1) I want the Jews of America to know that they are not safer than the ones living in Eretz Yisroel. They must realize that Hashem is losing patience because the Geula is waiting to arrive and cannot be delayed any longer. But we Jewish people are causing the delay and therefore Hashem must help us to realize our mistake in order to allow salvation to come upon us.

(2) First, the nonreligious Jews - those who are at war with Hashem, Chas Veshalom - will not be able to win. They will fall and disappear from all eternity. But first they will realize, like the Egyptians as they drowned in the sea, Who is Boss. The Jews who have no knowledge of their Jewish heritage cannot use it anymore as an excuse. Because today everyone can get all the information he wants on any subject in the world while sitting at his table. So for a person never to search out his own origins is simply an act of laziness, ignorance and a desire to ignore truth in order to continue wallowing in the physical pleasures of this world. So these people will suffer much, and if, at the end, accept truth wholeheartedly, will be saved.

The next group of Jews are the ones who believe they can live in two worlds.

(3) Keeping Shabbos but not covering their heads, neither the men or the women - or just the men and not the women - or think they can eat kosher at home but outside eat vegetarian in any restaurant. These people make up rules according to their desires. They feel they are traditional Jews and still part of the modern world. These Jews have a very hard time accepting the truth that they are like the ones who revolt against Hashem, Chas Veshalom, because they have the chutzpa to sit in the palace of the King and openly deny His rules and regulations. Now we come to the religious - the so-called ultraorthodox group of Jews.

(4) These Jews hold the future in their hands - the ones that are supposed to be the closest to Hashem. But what is the truth? The truth is that the frum community is reeking with the stench of Olam Hazeh, of worshipping the Eigel Hazahav with all the negative things that come with it. And these so-called frum Jews - who spend their days shopping, making parties - of course, for tzedaka, but parties nevertheless - taking vacations, buying outrageous wigs, fur coats, jewelry, cars - these same Jews have brought into frum life movies, videos, CD-roms, all the dirt of the non-frum American world.

(5) Therefore, we now find in our world of Kodesh - adultery, theft, even a lack of belief in Hashem. And these same people are influencing the rest. Some are dressed modern enough to identify them: men in smartly tailored suits, expensive hats, gold cuff links and maybe a bit of a beard - women dressed in elaborate wigs, much make-up, gaudy jewelry and striking clothes - many not exactly up to standards of Tznius. But there are the others that also enter into this category. And those are the men who still dress in long black coats, sport long payos and beards, wear streimels or sbuddoks on Shabbos, and still live like their more modern-looking counterparts. Their wives look very much like the more modern ones - maybe a bit more toned down.

(6) Now you have the yeshivishe world, who are living on the work of their wives. Yes, their wives, who now go to a frum college so they can support their husbands' learning - but frum colleges are not kosher at all and they learn many forbidden things. And then they are sent into the world to earn money so their husbands can learn. Many work in offices, even frum offices, where adultery is common practice, where Tznius is forgotten almost completely. And this money is supposed to support Torah. And every bochur is looking for such a girl.

(7)Oy vai, Am Yisroel! The most erlich of people are struggling very hard in America, because to stay really frum is not easy - because the Yetzer Hara is now wearing a yarmulka, payos and a beard. Everything has a hechsher but almost nothing is really kosher. Am Yisroel, American Jews, save yourselves. The end is not far off. The troubles in Eretz Yisroel do not mean that you are safe. Hashem wants to save you. He loves you. He wants you back. Throw out the gods of money, lust and honor. Throw them out completely.

(8) Come back to truth, complete truth. Throw away your silly masks, your gaudy wigs, your baroque clothes, and come back to being erliche Yidden. The only thing that I will add is fighting - machlokes; that will kill first. First machlokes will kill. And you have witnessed many tragedies. They all have to do with worshipping foreign gods and machlokes. I bentch Am Yisroel in America that you should accept truth before it is too late, before the great darkness descends upon us all. Strengthen your mitzvos. Throw out all unnecessary gashmiyus.

(9) Come back to your Father in Heaven - truly - and save yourselves and your families. I bentch all with a Gemar Tov and a great yeshuah.

But strengthen your bitochon in Hashem, your belief in Hashem, your love of Hashem, because in this great darkness not a glimmer of light will appear; and only those who have complete trust in Hashem will be able to survive. You cannot suddenly get it. You must develop such a trust, and only those who really try to be Hashem's servants can make it.

23 January 2011

Oldie, but Goodie on the End of Days

19 Shevat 5771

VIDEO OF RABBI ZAMIR COHEN ON THE END OF DAYS

Hashem's Shiputzim

18 Shevat 5771

The world is in upheaval. Nature seems to be on the warpath. People are wondering why they are being punished. And how long until things "get back to normal."

In reality, Hashem is cleaning house and has begun a major renovation project. When He is finished, it's going to be a cleaner, more beautiful world, more suitable to the new reality which He also bringing about. Our minds cannot yet conceive of the changes that are in store for us...


Earth could be getting a second sun
...Betelgeuse, one of the night sky's brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time. When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we'd see a second sun. There may also be no night during that time frame.
The Star Wars-esque scenario could happen by 2012...

If this supernova comes to pass, it probably will not cause any direct physical destruction, due to the great distance between Betelgeuse and the Earth. It may, however, trigger a subtler albeit more profound change - altering both our DNA structure and the vital essence of our etheric bodies. ...Are we talking about a monumental evolutionary leap forward or a colossal fall into an apocalyptic scenario of world devastation?....



California told to prepare for biblical 'ARkStorm'

Scientists are now warning Californians that the long-awaited 'big one' earthquake could be the least of their environmental concerns. Another more deadly threat awaits the West coast of America - in the form of a biblical ‘ARkStorm’, which could bring death and destruction on a scale never before seen and which they say is long overdue. Walls of water 10ft high, rain falling in feet instead of inches, and nine million people’s homes flooded during a hurricane-like megastorm that could last more than month.

21 January 2011

Shabbat Shalom - Parshat Yitro

BS"D

YESHIVAT HARA'AYON HAYEHUDI
Jerusalem, Israel
HaRav Yehuda Kreuser SHLIT"A, Rosh Yeshiva

PARSHAT YITRO
17 Shvat 5771/21-22 January 2011



THE DAY HATRED CAME INTO THE WORLD


The Talmud teaches us that on the day the Torah was given to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai, hatred came into the world. Hatred for the Jewish people, that is.

But why should that be? The world had been waiting for the holy Torah to descend for the past 26 generationa, for over 2,200 years, from the time of Creation. As we know, the Torah is the remedy for all the ills of this world, the ultimate fix -"tikun olam". We are taught that during Creation, after the work of each day was complete, the days were counted in the following manner - one day, second day, third day, etc. But on the sixth day the Torah states "the sixth day". Why does the sixth day have the prefix "the" in front of it, and is not counted as the other days of the week? It seems that the Torah is alluding to a particular day. That day was none other than the Sixth of Sivan, the day the Torah was given to the Jewish people. G-d said: "If the Jewish people accept the Torah, all is well, for that is the purpose of Creation, but if they reject the Torah the world will go back to nothingness."

We see that with the acceptance of the Torah by the Jewish people, the world was on its way to fulfill its ultimate purpose. That certainly was a good thing; why, then, should the nations of the world feel such hatred towards the Jewish people?

The answer lies in the fact that G-d had first asked the nations of the world if they wanted to accept the Torah. Each and every one of them, after hearing what was in it, rejected G-d's offer. But when they saw that there was a nation, the nation of Israel who was not only willing but did not even question G-d as to what was written in it - their hatred for the Jews rose to extreme heights. How can it be, they cried, that there is a nation in this world that rose to the occasion? For they, the nations, would surely rather leave the world in a state of chaos, without a "Master", than to have the Torah descend and better mankind.

And this hatred of theirs knows no bounds. Since that day, the nations have been chasing after us, trying to extinguish our light - whether it be the Christians, the children of Esau, or the Muslims, the children of Ishmael. And besides their attempt to physically wipe us out, spiritually, too, they claim the "chosenness" for themselves. The Christians, by stating that G-d has rejected the Jewish people and that they themselves are now the "new-Jewish people". They have never tired, throughout the centuries,of trying to convert us, for as long as the Jewish people remain in this world, the truth remains: That it is they who have rejected G-d's Torah. The Muslims, on the other hand, lie straight out and claim that it was they who received the Torah from G-d.

As world history plays itself out and we get closer day-by-day to the arrival of a new era, the Final Redemption, we will see more and more how the nations will claim that they are the "chosen ones", the ones who accepted the Torah. Their claim will manifest itself in the Land of Israel. As the Muslims claim it for themselves, the Christians will try to divide the land, as long as the Jews don't get any part of it. They will gather together, all the nations of the world, to try to finally put an end to the Jewish people once and for all, to cut us off forever. For we, the Jewish people, had accepted the very Torah, the yoke of heaven, which they did not.

But all this will be to no avail, for the bond that was encoded by G-d many years ago with the Jewish people when they accepted the Torah, is an everlasting one, never to be broken, never to be exchanged for another nation. Try as they might, the Great Defender of the Jewish people neither sleeps or slumbers, as we watch the final chapter of world history unfolding
before us.

Blessings,
Levi Hazan

18 January 2011

"What's in a Name?"

13 Shevat 5771


Tu b'Shevat is my birthday, which falls between the two parshiot of "Beshallach," which features Shirat Devorah (Shoftim 5) in its haftarah portion and "Yitro," which begins with "...Moshe's father in law, Yitro, took Tsiporah, Moshe's wife, after she had been sent away, and her two sons,...." (Shemot 18)
The Ari HaKadosh says that Devorah Haneviah was the gilgul of Tsiporah and that the words "בִּפְרֹעַ פְּרָעוֹת" found in Shirat Devorah are an allusion to the brit which Tsiporah performed on her second son.

According to Sha'ar Hagilgulim, Tsiporah was compensated by Hashem with Shirat Devorah after missing out on Shirat HaYam at the splitting of the Red Sea. Moshe and Aharon had sent her back to Midyan with the two boys and they only rejoin the Children of Israel here in Parshat Yitro just prior to receiving the Law at Har Sinai.

Devorah Haneviah was known for sitting under a palm tree to dispense her judgments. Tsiporah's family was given an inheritance around the City of Palms---Yericho.

My name at birth was Deborah Kay. (I always felt a special affinity for my first name since it appeared in the stories of Tanach.) When I made aliyah to Eretz Yisrael the Ministry of Interior converted it to Devorah Chayah.

Kol HaTor, chapter 3--- "Every person in Israel must do his utmost to reach the level of the supreme numbers concealed within his name which can be computed in gematria. These are hinted at in the Torah in connection with the specific mission of the individual, each person by his flag, with the signs of his forefathers. ....Each person must achieve what is concealed in the gematria of his name.
...Knowing this, everyone will realize how he must fulfill his unique mission in this world. As the footsteps of the Mashiach approach, more and more gematria hints appear that contain secrets of general and private designated deeds."

My two names together contain the four-letter name of G-d and have a primary gematria of 240, the same as Amalek who comes to divide the name of G-d. This concerned me greatly until I read in Kol HaTor:

"At times a great righteous person who carries out many deeds has within his name one of the numbers similar to the number of the impure forces from the aspect of “God made one in contrast to the other.” Our Sages explained that this was done so that the force of holiness would overpower the contrasting force of impurity."

The mark of Amalek is that he attacks the weak, inspires doubt and confusion, and denies hashgachah pratit. (He also gets a mention in Shirat Devorah: מִנִּי אֶפְרַיִם, שָׁרְשָׁם בַּעֲמָלֵק ,אַחֲרֶיךָ בִנְיָמִין, בַּעֲמָמֶיךָ )

Hashem's name ( יה - וה ) has a gematria of 11 and 15 . The 11 stands for Hashem acting in the world in a revealed way (like at Yam Suf). The 15 represents Hashem acting in the world in a concealed way (like the Purim events). Though he will admit that open miracles are the hand of Hashem, Amalek denies that Hashem acts in the world in a concealed way. He attributes such concealed hashgachah to "coincidence" or "random chance." This is called "dividing the name of G-d."

To counteract Amalek, one must work to reveal the hidden hand of G-d in everyday events; therefore unifying the Name of G-d and making His Name ONE.

The reduced gematria of Devorah equals 10; Chayah equals 5. Together they equal 15, the same as ( יה ) -- representing the concealed aspect of Hashem's works. This is a further hint. Also, since ( יה ) is contained in the name Chayah and ( וה ) is contained in the name Devorah, by using only one of the names, it is in essence also dividing the name of G-d; therefore, I use both names together and never let anyone call me only by the first name.

A further hint: the gematria reduced to its smallest number (1+5) is 6 which is the number of Yesod the sefirah of Yosef whose Egyptian name, Tsafnat Paneach, meant "Revealer of Hidden Things."

According to the ordinal calculation, the gematria of my name is 60. Again it reduces to 6. When the letters are all reduced to a single digit, the total becomes 33 which yet a third time reduces to 6. And the primary gematria, without the final zero, reduces to 24, which again (2+4) equals 6, reinforcing the connection to Yesod and to Mashiach ben Yosef.

Not only the gematriot, but also the events of one's life can be clues to the soul's root and mission in life. Many, many years ago, before I became religious, circumstances led to my giving birth to the second of my two sons at home and subsequently to taking him (by myself) to a doctor to be circumcised on his eighth day of life. Although my sons were not given Hebrew names at birth, when we later became religious Jews, Hebrew names were chosen for them which were later to be found equal in gematria to the sons of Tsiporah and Moshe.

Furthermore, my surname was Cain (Kayin in Hebrew) and according to the Ari Hakadosh, Yitro was a gilgul of Kayin. Moshe divorced Tsiporah since they were unable to have a normal marital relationship. After I was divorced, I received the name Shem Tov on the advice of one of my rabbis. "Tov" was one of the names of Moshe Rabbeinu.

Finally, I visited many yishuvim before deciding upon one to settle in and where do you think I chose to live for two years?---Mitspeh Yericho, close in proximity to the tribal land allotted to Tsiporah's family and where it is also said that Devorah Haneviah owned a date palm grove (with the obvious connection to Tu b'Shevat).

I do not fully understand what it all means, but I do know that none of these details is a result of any coincidence, randomness or chance!

"...one's name affects the nature of his predetermined mission. This insight is very important, because once a person understands that his name is G-d-given, and divinely matches his particular characteristics and mission, he will have a permanent sense of his identity, ...."
("What's in a Name - the Spiritual Link Between the Name of a Person and His Soul" by Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson)

I encourage you to learn the secrets contained in your name.


17 January 2011

The MITZVAH of Yishuv Ha'aretz

12 Shevat 5771


"I have descended to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land, to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivvites, and the Jebusites.

And I said, 'I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivvites, and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.' (Shemot 3:8, 17)

"I will bring you to the land, concerning which I raised My hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and I will give it to you as a heritage; I am the Lord.'" (Shemot 6:8)


Note well that Hashem said He was bringing us up out of Egypt in order to bring us to Eretz Canaan, to the land of the seven nations who were so full of tumah and abominations that they deserved to be wiped off the face of the earth---men, women, children and animals. And yet at the same time, the land remained "a land flowing with milk and honey---a good land."

I reiterate. There is only one reason for Jews to come up and live in Eretz Yisrael---because it is a mitzvah---a commandment from Hashem. Every other consideration---the evil of the Erev Rav regime, difficulties, suffering---is all just so much shtuyot. Hashem does not require us to do the impossible and what He asks of us, He supplies the means to accomplish.

The most dangerous and widespread problem in Am Yisrael is outright rebellion against Hashem's sovereignty---an unwillingness and refusal to obey Him and fulfill our mission in this world. Our own ego is our god and the goal of life is to satisfy its every wish and desire. G-d forbid!

If you are a Jew still sitting in Mitzrayim after 3500 years, you should tear kriah, sit on the floor and put ashes on your head. Sit in mourning over your tragic fate and beg Hashem day and night to redeem you from there; to slay your ego and release you from its cruel bondage. If we are to believe the population studies, the majority of Jews in the world are in outright rebellion against the King. They shake their fists in Hashem's face and shout "Hell, no! We won't go!" And they look for every reason under the sun to bolster their refusal to go up to "the land flowing with milk and honey."

They deny the very raison d'etre of Yetziat Mitzrayim. They live in an upside down reality in whichthe punishment of exile has become a blessing; death is preferred over life and has even become a mitzvah for its own sake. G-d forbid!

This is not addressed to the sincere person in chu"l who truly wants to fulfill Hashem's will and truly cannot. He feels that he is living in a graveyard and prays daily for his deliverance and looks forward passionately to the day when Hashem takes him out of there. But this is a very rare person, very rare indeed. It does not explain or excuse the vast majority.

And it is this rebellion, this inexcusable flaunting of Hashem's will which needs teshuvah so desperately and which is the real reason that Mashiach and the geulah shleimah has not yet come. It is clear that those who won't listen to Hashem surely won't listen to His Mashiach. If they won't heed Hashem, they won't follow Mashiach.

It is selfishness dressed up in false piety, all these people who refuse the gift of Eretz Yisrael because it is too impure for their tastes and all while they sit and imbibe the fetid air of the most impure societies in the goyische world.

The time for teshuvah grows very short. Examine your hearts earnestly and honestly and root out every trace of rebellion. Break your heart and your will and lay them as an offering before the King of all kings who patiently waits for your teshuvah, but not endlessly.

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[To whomever wants to discuss these issues at length, you are welcome to contact me via my email. A word to the wise, I do not post comments which disparage Israel, it's land or people or its rabbis.]

13 January 2011

Levi Hazan on Parshat Beshallach

9 Shevat 5771


Occasionally, I've posted Rabbi Levi Hazan's parsha commentary. Now, you can hear his powerful shiurim on Youtube.

Watch and listen to Rabbi Levi Hazan on Parshat Beshallach from Yeshivat Or Hara'ayon in Yerushalayim.

Shabbat shalom!

Eretz Yisrael - "Like the Ark of Noah"

9 Shevat 5771

Just before the advent of the year 5760, the following quotations were widely publicized...

"...Lech Lecha: The Obligation of Aliyah to the Land of Israel," written by Rabbi Mordechai Atiya, cites an ancient midrash from Yalkut Reuveni: "In the (Jewish) year of 5760, the depths will rise up and flood the world, and there will remain the Land of Israel, which will be like the Ark of Noah."
Another work, "Chesed L'Avraham," by Rabbi Avraham Azuli, mentions that the amount of water in a Mikvah (ritualarium) equals a volume of 5760 eggs. He goes on to write in Chapter 59: "And the secret of the matter is that at the end of the year 5760 of creation, the verse from the Prophet Zecharya 13:2, 'I shall remove the impure spirit from the world,' will come to pass, and the verse in Leviticus 26:6: 'And I will abolish the evil animal from the world,' will be fulfilled. This refers to the removal of the forces of impurity, as mentioned in the Zohar."


Going into the twelfth year of this process, it's very plain to see that the world is being immersed in water, one piece at a time. If you were designated for a spot on the ark in Noah's time and simply refused to take it, you'd have looked like a fool wouldn't you? Is it really any different today?

12 January 2011

No More "Business As Usual"

8 Shevat 5771

From here on in, a day won't go by without some kind of catastrophe. Hashem yishmor!
The "Biblical" flood in Australia just keeps going and going and going.

Boggabilla, Toomelah evacuated amid NSW floods crisis

Residents brace for devastation as the Brisbane River peaks

Unrelenting tide grips Brisbane, Ipswich as Queensland flood crisis deepens

FORECASTERS warn a category one cyclone off the West Australian coast could be the start of worse things to come.

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The second Nor'easter of the winter is already pounding the Northeast of the US while the South is still trying to recover from its ice and snow.

Snow in 49 states including HawaiiThunder, Lightning Accompany Heavy Snow In Massachusetts

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While back in the Middle East...

Lebanon in crisis: Hizballah quits government, US-French buildup, Israel on standby
Hizbullah topples the Lebanese gov't ahead of UN report

Stay tuned to the Geulah Network for continuing coverage.

11 January 2011

Weirder and Weirder

6 Shevat 5771

SAFEWAY SHOOTING UPDATE: CLOSE FRIEND CLAIMS ALLEGED ARIZONA GUNMAN IS JEWISH!!


And Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, "the first Jewish Congresswoman from Arizona" is NOT halachicly Jewish. See: The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

09 January 2011

There are no coincidences...

5 Shevat 5771

We know that nothing is by coincidence. Every seemingly small and insignificant detail is managed from Above. We also know that everything that happens is a message to Am Yisrael. How much more so when the events center around Jews?

I imagine that most of the world by now has heard about the shooting of Jewish congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords from Arizona, along with her aide, Gabriel Zimmerman, who was killed. With its report, Yahoo featured a picture singling out Gabriella Applebaugh (see above), one of the locals who came out to pay respects to the dead and injured.

What are the odds that this name would be repeated three times in this report, all apparently Jews.

Gabrielle \
Gabriel.....>every possible combination of the name
Gabriella /

This is significant, but I can't work out exactly what we are meant to take from it. It immediately makes me think of the archangel Gabriel.

The Jewish Heritage Online Magazine tells us the following:

...Michael and Gabriel visited Abraham after his circumcision, Michael's task being to announce the future birth of Isaac while Gabriel's was to destroy Sodom. Together they recorded the birthright was sold to Jacob by Esau; accompanied God when He came down on Mount Sinai; refused to take Moses' soul when his time came to die; and then stood at either side of his' bier after his death.

Michael is made up entirely of snow and Gabriel of fire, and though they stand near one another they do not injure one another, thus indicating the power of God to "make peace in His high places." According to the Aggadah, Both Michael and Gabriel will be among those who will accompany the Messiah, and they will then contend with the wicked.


...Gabriel is God's messenger on numerous missions and the constant defender of the Jewish people. He saves Tamar from the fate of being burnt as punishment for her unchastity; protects Joseph against the evil designs of Potiphar, and teaches him the seventy languages of the world; causes the infant Moses to weep so that Pharaoah's daughter will feel compassionate towards him; and saves Moses' life when Pharaoh sets him to a test of loyalty (when the king sets before him coals of fire and jewels, the angel Gabriel pushes his hand to touch the coals, lest his reaching for the crown suggest his wish to usurp Pharaoh's place). Gabriel delivers Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah from the fiery furnace.


This is all very interesting, but tachlis, what does it mean for us today? I'm only guessing now, but I'll share my best guess and you can share yours in the comments section.

I picked up on something else from the Yahoo report. Seeing the 9 year old Gabriella in the picture reminded me of the 9 year old little girl who was killed. Her name was Christina. The article said she had "just received her first Holy Communion at St. Odilia's Catholic Church." It was further noted that the federal judge who was killed had just come from "Mass." The name Christina contains the name "Christ," so here are three connections to Christianity, the religion of Eisav and one of Israel's most formidable enemies.

And there is one more highly significant thing they say about Christina---she was born on Sept 11, 2001!

When 9/11 happened, I saw that as a big wake-up call to American Jews that the exile was ending and this was the big shofar blast to signal the time to come home. That was the beginning of the mass migration made possible by Nefesh b'Nefesh. If that was the beginning of the beginning, so to speak, could this event be the beginning of the end? Could this event be the signal that Gabriel is poised to deliver Eisav's destruction? And the moral of this story, so to speak, is that American Jews have run out of time?

One more thing. Those "Orthodox" Jews who "like" Sarah Palin had better pay attention...

(Quote taken from the Yahoo article): "For example, we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action," Giffords said in an interview with MSNBC. (Obviously before the shooting took place.)
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13 January addition...

...our Rav Yehuda went on to expound more on the issue of fire in Israel and its connection to the angel Gavriel and to the shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

Following is a faithful representation of what he said, to the best of my ability to remember and reproduce it. My apologies to the Rav if anything is amiss. I’m sure he’ll let us know if it is.

Our sages tell us that when Shlomo Hamelech intermarried with the daughter of Paro, avodah zarah was introduced into Eretz Yisrael and this was the beginning of the destruction of the Second Beit Hamikdash. On that day, the angel Gavriel threw a stick into the ocean and the island upon which Rome would be built emerged. From Rome would come those who would burn and destroy the Second Beit Hamikdash.

But that is just the beginning of a circle that is now being closed.

The angel Gavriel is made from both fire and water and he can represent both chesed and gevurah; positive or negative. There are many occasions when he worked for the benefit of Am Yisrael. Besides bringing destructive fire, he also regulates fire so that it can be of benefit to us. This was clearly demonstrated during the Carmel fire at which time we were benefitting from the lighting of the 44 nerot shel Hanukah at the same time that 44 lives were being lost to the destructive forest fire.

In Gemara Sanhedrin and Shabbat, it is told that at the End of Days, the nations will want to bring presents to the nation of Israel. First will come Egypt and then Africa and then Eisav and Edom will approach, but Hashem will send the angel Gavriel to stop them. Now, at the End of Days, the angel Gavriel is closing the circle and bringing the destruction back around to Eisav/Edom/Rome. And this is the message of the Tucson shooting.

07 January 2011

HOW FAR WILL THIS GO? Part 2

2 Shevat 5771

Yet another report of fire...

Fire at Hadassah Ein-Kerem

A fire broke out Thursday evening in the lower-floor offices of Hadassah Hospital in Ein-Kerem, west of Jerusalem.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters overcame the blaze.

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28 Tevet 5771


I'm telling you, this fire thing is something else. Pay attention to this!

Fire at Beit Shemesh Kindergarten: No Children HarmedJan/03/11

A fire which broke out in a Beit Shemesh kindergarten on Monday resulted in the light injury of two kindergarten teachers who were treated for smoke inhalation. None of the children, who were evacuated by their teachers, were injured.


Yeshiva Fire in Kiryat Ata
Jan/04/11

A number of people suffered smoke damage Tuesday morning, when fire broke out at a fire in a Kiryat Ata yeshiva. The fire started in a fusebox and spread to the rest of the building.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene gained control over the blaze.

04 January 2011

UPDATE

29 Tevet 5771
Yom Kippur Katan

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Netanyahu Writes Obama: Free Pollard
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is scheduled to read to the Knesset Tuesday evening a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama in an unprecedented public appeal to the United States to save Jonathan Pollard from spending the rest of his life in jail, according to Voice of Israel government radio.

THIS IS HISTORIC!

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From the J4JP website:

Netanyahu says Pollard call still coming
Gill Hoffman - The Jerusalem Post - January 3, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised on Monday to keep the pledge he made two weeks ago to publicly ask US President Barack Obama to release Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard.

When MKs Aryeh Eldad (National Union) and Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) asked Netanyahu at a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting what was delaying his request, Netanyahu replied that he would have something to announce about the letter in the "near future."

Sources close to the prime minister said that there were currently a couple of formats that they were trying to consolidate, and said that the announcement would come in the "coming days."

All I have to say is, it doesn't depend on Mr. Netanyahu. Ultimately, it is in Hashem's hands and if Bibi wants to continue to play his little political games instead of saving a Jewish life, then Hashem will employ another messenger.

03 January 2011

Apparently it's "Politics as Usual"

27 Tevet 5771

I've just come from another scan of all the headlines and still---nada, klum, nothing from the Prime Minister. He took 24 hours to contemplate and consult with his advisors before he announced that he would formally and publicly request Jonathan Pollard's release. No one twisted his arm. Of his own free will he promised that his public request would be forthcoming at the beginning of LAST week!

We watched, we waited and then heard about the middle of the week, finally, that the public request would be announced at the END of the week. Well, that came and went and now the beginning of THIS week has come and gone and all is silent. Not a peep. Not a word.

You know what that makes our Prime Minister---besides a politician? It makes him A LIAR!!!!!! Why am I not really surprised?

Rabbi Stewart Weiss wrote the following in an article for the Jerusalem Post:

THE POLITICIAN who arguably has fought the hardest for Pollard is Binyamin Netanyahu.

Years ago, at that same Dallas synagogue where Dr. Pollard spoke, we hosted Bibi. After a rousing speech, in the question-and-answer period, my wife asked him what he was doing to help Jonathan. He deftly side-stepped the question and merely said that he was working behind the scenes.

Later, at the reception, I formally introduced him to Susie. "You asked a good question back there," he told her. "Then why didn't you give a good answer?" she shot back. "Because I am a good politician!" he retorted.

It's time for all of us to stop being just good politicians. It's time to also be good Jews, and remove a blight not only on the American justice system, but on our own sense of Jewish pride. It's time to bring Jonathan home.


AMEN TO THAT!!!

"Biblical" Flood in Australia

27 Tevet 5771

Interesting that they warn about crocodiles invading the homes during the parsha that we read about the plague of sfardea which some commentators identify as crocodiles.


02 January 2011

From Justice for Jonathan Pollard Committee

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Please watch the short video: "Should Jonathan Pollard be released?":

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX8KY4VxoXXk

Please send it to at least 10 people (or more) with a request that each person who receives it from you, should please send it to 10 more people, who should in turn send it to 10 more people who should in turn send it to 10 more people and so on.

Please send the video link to anyone who has a large email distribution list and ask them to distribute it to their mailing list as a matter of "Pikuach Nefesh" (literally to save a Jewish life -- Jonathan's!)

Please send the video link to Jewish organizations and groups, and ask them to share the video with their mailing lists, as a matter of Pikuach Nefesh (literally to save a Jewish life -- Jonathan's!)

Anyone who can post the video link to their website or blog is encouraged to do so.
Please take a few moments of your time to do your part in the mitzvah of pidyan shvuyim by ensuring that all of your friends and family receive the video link and that they watch it!

May all who participate in the mitzvah of pidyan shvuyim by disseminating this video and by calling the White House at 202-456-1414 to tell President Barack Obama to Free Jonathan Pollard Now! be abundantly blessed!

Thank you for your help.