28 September 2011

SHANAH TOVAH!


29 Elul 5771
Erev Rosh Hashanah

(Excerpted from "Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah" by Emuna Braverman, courtesy of Aish.com)


...There are three ideas that are central to Rosh Hashanah – kingship, shofar and remembrance. It is the acceptance and internalization of these concepts that will be determinative of our Yom Tov experience. That is what I need to work on. I always tell my students that awareness is half the battle. Just knowing where I need to focus my energies helps shape and give structure to the day – and to my errant, chaotic thoughts.

But it’s not enough. I am going to pick one idea in each area to work on.
Kingship (malchut) means accepting the Almighty’s absolute authority. Whatever He says, goes. Whether it makes sense to me or not. In fact, if it makes sense to me there is a danger that I am acting in response to my own intellect and reason and not to the Almighty’s command.
Once I’ve used my mind to determine there is a God and that He gave us His Torah, then I need to subjugate my will to His. I can deepen my understanding of the mitzvot (commandments) in order to strengthen my observance of them and my connection to God – but not as a way of evaluating their importance or relevance. My intellect and my goals can’t share the monarchy with the Almighty. I am working on recognizing and accepting the fact that my intellect is only a tool in the service of my Creator.
What happens when we hear that shofar blow? It’s a very profound, almost primal experience. It reaches deep within us to access an innate place of hope and yearning. The shofar symbolizes redemption. It won’t always be like this. There is a better world coming. There is not need to despair. Whatever happens at the UN…
The Almighty will redeems us. The messiah will come. There will be a world of clarity and not confusion. This allows us to get up and face each day. The shofar reminds us never to give up, that no matter how bleak it seems, dawn is just around the corner.
And finally, remembrance. What does it mean that the Almighty remembers us? Was there a risk He would forget? It means we have a personal relationship with Him; He cares about each of us individually. Kingship can be (should be) a little intimidating. Kingship can be a little distant, a little awe-inspiring! Remembrance is up close and personal. The Almighty cares about me. He’s involved in my life. He’s interested in my good. He loves me more (much more) than I love my children. He wants my good more (much more) that I want their good. And unlike my all-too-human parenting, He’s never too busy for me, He never loses His temper with me and He never makes mistakes.
Everything that happens is custom-tailored just for me. Wow! Remembrance (zichronot) is to never forget that the Almighty loves me – imperfect, struggling (one foot forward, two steps back) me.
Tip for a meaningful spiritual Rosh Hashanah experience: Concentrate on what you can give to HKB"H instead of what you want to receive from Him. When we open ourselves up to give, something flows out of us and it makes room for what He wants to give to us. It produces a flow and makes us into a vessel to channel it. If we are stuck on getting instead of giving, this creates a blockage which causes stagnation. May each of us become a pure and holy veseel for Hashem's love and forgiveness.

For "Signs"

(From Spaceweather.com) A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field around noon Universal Time on Sept. 26th. The impact set the stage for a night to remember. As soon as darkness fell over Scandinavia, auroras filled the sky with such intensity that they were visible through rain clouds. Fredrik Broms photographed the scene from Kvaløya, Norway.

"These were some of the most amazing auroras I have ever seen," says Broms, a longtime observer of the Arctic lights. "The colours were absolutely stunning with purple and deep blood-red in addition to the green. It was a night I will never forget!


29 Elul 5771
Erev Rosh Hashanah


"And God said, "Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to separate between the day and between the night, and they shall be for signs and for appointed seasons and for days and years." (Genesis 1:14)

"And the light of the moon shall be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold as the light of the seven days, on the day the Lord shall bind the fracture of His people, and the stroke of their wound He shall heal." (Isaiah 30:26)

New Forecast: Sun's 'Superstorms' Could Doom Satellites

27 September 2011

"when mountains fall into the sea"

29 Elul 5771
Erev Rosh Hashanah

Tehillim 46

"... God is for us a shelter and a strength, a help in troubles; He is very accessible. Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains totter into the heart of seas."


Canary Island prepares for eruption
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Minor earthquakes have been reported on El Hierro, indicating a slim chance that a volcano could erupt on the Spanish Canary Island, an expert said on Monday.

...More than 30 quakes occurred on Monday.

Most of the tremors so far have been too weak to be noticed by residents. The strongest, which registered at a magnitude of 3.4, was felt all over the island on Saturday.

The seismic movements indicated that magmatic material was pressing towards the Earth's surface,....

...The authorities are informing the island's 10 000 residents about the possibility of an eruption and on what to do if that happened.

El Hierro has not seen a volcanic eruption since 1793.


Canary Islands Government Raises El Hierro Volcanic Alert Level
Spanish seismologists, accompanied by the President of the Cabildo de El Hierro and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, held a press conference on Sunday to reassure the 10,000 residents of the smallest of the Canary Islands that the raising of the alert level does not indicate that an eruption is imminent. They indicated, however, that the number of volcanic earthquakes detected beneath El Hierro continues to increase.

...The vast majority of the tremors have been recorded in the northwest of the 278.5-square-kilometre island at El Golfo, the location of a massive landslide that created a 100-metre high tsunami almost 50,000 years ago.

...In a BBC Horizon programme broadcast on October 12, 2000, two geologists (Day and McGuire) hypothesised that during a future eruption, the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja, with a mass of approximately 1.5 x1015 kg, could slide into the ocean. This could then potentially generate a giant wave which they termed a “megatsunami” around 650–900 m high in the region of the islands. The wave would radiate out across the Atlantic and inundate the eastern seaboard of North America including the American, the Caribbean and northern coasts of South America some six to eight hours later. They estimate that the tsunami will have waves possibly 160 ft (49 m) or more high causing massive devastation along the coastlines. Modelling suggests that the tsunami could inundate up to 25 km (16 mi) inland – depending upon topography.


G-d forbid it should ever happen! But, if you are located near a coastline where a tsunami could possibly strike, at least know where the highest point in your area is and have a plan to get there fast.

Messages from the Autistic Children

Ancient Jewish sources indicate that when prophecy was taken from Israel, it was given to "children and fools." Today, many believe that autistic children are directly connected to Heaven and since the discovery of Facilitated Communication, they have been delivering "Messages from Heaven."

This post compiles the most recent English translations of the messages in one post for easy reference. Note that many earlier messages translated into English are available at the Messages from Heaven website.

New Messages - Av 5774

Binyamin: "Don't Let Go of the Rope"
Binyamin: "Don't Let Go of the Rope" - Questions and Answers (Pt 1)
Binyamin: "Don't Let Go of the Rope" - Questions and Answers (Conclusion)
Binyamin: "And If the Jews Won't Understand the Message..."

New Messages - Tamuz 5774

Binyamin: "They Are Worse Than Animals"
Binyamin: "They Are Worse Than Animals" - Questions and Answers (Part 1)
Binyamin: "They Are Worse Than Animals" - Questions and Answers (Part 2)

Messages from Daniel: "From Behind the Iron Curtain" (Part 1)
Messages from Daniel: "From Behind the Iron Curtain" (Part 2)
Messages from Daniel: "From Behind the Iron Curtain" (Part 3)FINAL

Menachem: "We're Entering Into the Darkness"
Menachem: "We're Entering Into the Darkness" - Questions and Answers

Binyamin: "Fear Takes Control"
Binyamin: "Fear Takes Control" - Questions and Answers (Part 1)
Binyamin: "Fear Takes Control" - Questions and Answers (Part 2)
Binyamin: "Fear Takes Control" - Questions and Answers (Part 3)
Binyamin: "Fear Takes Control" - Questions and Answers (Part 4) FINAL

New Messages - Sivan 5774

Message from Moishela: "Life Is Zooming By" and "Mazal Tov"

New Messages - Iyar 5774

Message from Binyamin: "The Last Crusade"
Binyamin: "The Last Crusade" - Questions and Answers (Part 1)
Binyamin: "The Last Crusade" - Questions and Answers (Part 2)


Message from Moishela: "L’Shanah Haba’ah B'Yerushalayim"


Binyamin: "The State of Israel - It's Not a Jewish State"


Message from Binyamin: Excerpt on Catholic Church


New Messages - Nisan 5774

Message from Daniel: "This Time It's For Real"

Discussion with Moishela: "We Must Focus On The Truth"

Message from Binyamin:"And planted eternal life within us"

New Messages - Adar Bet 5774

Discussion with Moishela: "Achdus Is To Be One With Hashem"

Discussion with Moishela: "Stand Up and Say No"

Discussion with Moishela: "They Want to Destroy Yiddshkeit"

Message from Daniel: "NO FURTHER": (Pt 1) "Today We Are Like in Egypt"
Message from Daniel: "NO FURTHER": (Pt 2) "They Will Die Just from Fear"

Message from Menachem: "If there's no geulah - there's no next generation"

New Messages - Adar Alef 5774

Message from Binyamin Golden: "Go Into the Ghettos"

New Messages - Shevat 5774

Discussion with Moishela: "Only Hashem's Army Can Win"
Discussion with Moishela: "These Tragedies are Divinely Sent"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "The Quicker You Wake Up, The Quicker It Will End"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "On The Threshold of the Geula Sheleimah"

New Messages - Tevet 5774

Discussion with Moishe'la: "I Looked Out the Window..."

Discussion with Moishe'la: "No One Can Enslave Us"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "Eisav's Burning Hatred to Yaakov"

New Messages - Kislev 5774

Discussion with Moishe'la: "The Only Real State of Existence"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "Mi L'Hashem, Elai!"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "Who to Life and Who to Death"

New Messages - Cheshvan 5774


Discussion with Moishe'la: "Pack Your Bags"

Discussion with Moishe'la: "Now We Are Orphans"

New Messages - Tishrei 5774

Discussion with Moishe'la: "Mesirus Nefesh is Our Answer"

Discussion with Moishe'la: "We Cried and We Cried"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "Time to Go Back to the Shtetl"
Discussion with Moishe'la: "The Final Hours of this Golus"
Discussion with Moishe'la : "Kapparot"
Discussion with Moishe'la : "Our Last Journey..."

New Messages - Kislev 5773

Message from Moishela: "There Are Almost No Leaders And All Is Confusion"

New Messages - Elul 5773

Discussion with Moishe'la : "...Now WW3..."
Discussion with Moishe'la : " It's time."
Discussion with Moishe'la - R"H Elul

New Messages - Menachem Av 5773

Binyamin - "Sheker Rules the World"

Discussion with Moishe'la - 1
Discussion with Moishe'la - 2
Discussion with Moishe'la - 3
Discussion with Moishe'la - 4

Binyamin - "Humiliated Jerusalem"


The Last Messages to Am Yisrael

Daniel - 26 Kislev 5772 (Part 1)

Daniel - 26 Kislev 5772 (Part 2)

Areleh - Rosh Chodesh Tevet 5757

Moisheleh - 2nd candle of Hanukah 5772

Binyamin Golden - 3rd candle of Hanukah 5772

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"Why are the Righteous Being Taken Away?"
"Before the Explosion"

"World War 3"

"We've Lost Our Kedusha" - 11 Cheshvan 5772
Daniel's Message - 29 Tishrei 5772


Erev Rosh Hashana

Use These Last Precious Moments to Get Closer and Closer to Hakodosh Boruch Hu

Prepare Yourself This Minute for What is Coming


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Message from Binyamin at end of year 5771

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Daniel's Message - "5772"

Lipi's Message - "5772" End


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ELUL MESSAGES

Elul Messages - Pt 2
Elul Messages - Pt 3

Elul Messages - Pt 4

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Message #1 from Binyamin - 4 Av 5771

Message #2 - "The Last Days of this World"

Message #2 - Q and A
Message #2 - Q and A continued
Message #2 - Q and A completed

Message #3 - "There's nowhere to run"

Message # 3 - Q and A Message #4 - "The Last Days of This World"

Message # 4 - Q and A

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Message from Moishela (23 Av)
Message from Menachem

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July Message from the Autistic Children - Pt 1
July Message from the Autistic Children - Pt 2
July Message from the Autistic Children - Pt 3
July Message from the Autistic Children - Pt 4

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29 Tevet 5770

Daniel – The message from the destruction of Haiti

13 Tevet 5770

Plastic Yiddishkeit


20 Tishrei 5770

Message from Galia

11 Av 5770

Message from Moishela: "A Small Peak Into the Future"

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13 Cheshvan 5769

A Black Star Blackens the World

26 September 2011

"Return to Me and I will return to you."


27 Elul 5771

Yoel - Chapter 2

1. Sound a shophar in Zion and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; all the inhabitants of the land shall quake, for the day of the Lord has come, for it is near.

2. A day of darkness and gloom, a day of cloud and thick darkness, like the dawn spread over the mountains; a numerous and mighty people, the like of which has never been, and after it there shall be no more until the years of the generations.

3. Fire consumes before it and a flame blazes after it; before it, the land was like the Garden of Eden, and in its wake is a desert wasteland; neither does it have a remnant.

4. Like the appearance of horses is its appearance, and like horsemen, so do they run.

5. Like the sound of chariots on the mountaintops, they leap, like the sound of a flame of fire consuming stubble, like a mighty people arrayed for battle.

6. Peoples quake from before it; all faces gather blackness.

7. Like mighty men they run, like men of war they scale the wall; each one goes in his ways, and they do not make their ways crooked.

8. And no one pushes his neighbor, each one goes in his path. They rest upon the swords and do not receive monetary gain.

9. In the city they clatter; they run on the wall; they go up into the houses; through the windows they come like a thief.

10. Before it the earth quakes, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon darken, and the stars withdraw their shining.

11. And the Lord gave forth His voice before His army, for His camp is great, for he who performs His word is mighty, for the day of the Lord is great and very awesome; who can abide it?

12. And even now, says the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting and with weeping and with lamentation.

13. And rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He repents of the evil.

14. Whoever knows shall repent and regret, and it shall leave after it a blessing, a meal offering and a libation to the Lord your God.

15. Sound a shophar in Zion; proclaim a fast, call an assembly.

16. Gather the people, prepare the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the infants and thesucklings; let a bridegroom come out of his chamber and a bride from her canopy.

17. Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep, and let them say, "O Lord, have pity on Your people, and do not make Your heritage a derision, for nations to make them an example. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?' "

18. And the Lord was zealous for His land, and He pitied His people.

19. And the Lord replied and said to His people: Behold I send you the corn, the must, and the oil, and you shall be sated by it, and I will no longer make you a derision among the nations.

20. And the northerner I will distance from you, and I will drive him to a land barren and desolate; its face to the eastern sea and its end to the western sea, and its stench shall ascend and its ill savor shall ascend, for it did great things.

21. Have no fear, O land; rejoice and jubilate, for the Lord has performed great things.

22. Fear not, O beasts of the field, for the dwelling places of the wilderness have become covered with grass, for the trees have borne their fruit, the fig tree and the vine have given forth their strength.

23. And the children of Zion, rejoice and jubilate with the Lord your God, for He gave you the teacher for justification, and He brought down for you rain, the early rain and the late rain in the first month.

24. And the granaries shall be filled with grain, and the vats shall roar with must and oil.

25. And I will repay you for the years that the increasing locust, the nibbling locust, the finishing locust, and the shearing locust have devoured-My great army, which I have sent against you.

26. And you shall eat, eating and being sated, and you shall praise the Name of the Lord your God, Who has performed wonders with you, and My people shall never be ashamed.

27. And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and I am the Lord your God, there is no other; and My people shall never be ashamed.

23 September 2011

Raining on the Palestinians' "Parade"

24 Elul 5771

Maybe it will dampen their enthusiasm for "celebrating" statehood.

(In 15 years here, I have never seen rain fall before Rosh Hashanah.)


Rain falls in Tel Aviv, Haifa, western Galilee

Rain fell in Tel Aviv late Friday morning as well as in other areas of central and northern Israel, including Haifa and the western Galilee.

The rain was forecast to spread to the South, and continue until Sunday.

A drop in temperatures, as well as storms, was also expected.

In August, light rain fell in Tel Aviv and other areas of central Israel which marked the first time that rain had fallen in Israel during the current summer, a rare occurrence that does not repeat itself on a yearly basis.


Delaying the Inevitable

24 Elul 5771

Deja vu.

House rejects government funding bill as shutdown looms

...The spending bill is needed to keep the government running through Nov. 18; current spending authority stops at the end of September.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had hoped to avoid another budget battle in the wake of the summer's debt ceiling fight and a near-shutdown of the government in April that caused voters to sour on Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

The rebuke gives new currency to Senate Democrats' efforts to fund disaster aid without cuts elsewhere. Congress has just days to resolve the impasse as lawmakers are expected to recess Friday for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana next week.
...After a year of floods, tornadoes and recent hurricanes and wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster fund is about to run out — as soon as Monday. Already, FEMA has prioritized its remaining resources to provide immediate food, water and debris removal for recent disasters, while longer-term building projects are on hold.



Appropriate for Rosh Hashanah

24 Elul 5771

In six days, it will be Rosh Hashanah 5772.

On Rosh Hashanah, the whole world stands in judgment for the coming year. On Rosh Hashanah, both the totally righteous and the totally wicked receive their judgments. The rest of us, who can potentially go either way, the beinonim or "the ones in the middle," have the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to convince the Creator, Master and Judge of the World why He should let us live for another year. On Yom Kippur, the verdict is rendered and on Hoshanah Rabbah, the last day of Sukkot, it is sealed and sent.

Following is an interesting quote which is entirely appropriate for Rosh Hashanah, courtesy of the Global Disaster Watch website:

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." (Lao Tzu)
Rosh Hashanah focuses on our repentance, on the need to change our evil ways, to turn around and go in the other direction. When it all comes down to it. It's all about which direction you are headed. No matter where you are on the path, are you moving toward Hashem or away from Him?

Think about it.

Today is the Big Day

24 Elul 5771

Today, Mahmood Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority, is scheduled to make an appeal for recognition of an independent Palestinian state at the UN. Both he and Bibi Netanyahu are scheduled to address the world body on Friday afternoon, NY time.

Today, Arabs are supposed to riot and attack Israeli Jews in celebration of their new independence. (And if they don't get it, that'll just be another reason to riot and attack. So, either way...)

Today, a spent satellite is headed for a crash landing somewhere on Planet Earth.

Today, Comet Elenin should become visible again, if it didn't disintegrate after its closest approach to the Sun.

What will be? Well, since it all is supposed to take place after 6 pm Israel time, which is candlelighting in Jerusalem, I guess I'll be in the dark about it all until at least 25 hours later.

Shabbat shalom! And Happy Birthday to the World!! Shabbat, 25 Elul, is the anniversary of the First Day of Creation.

"Nature" - G-d's "Disguise"


24 Elul 5771

(Tehillim 19.2) "The heavens recite the glory of God, and the sky tells of the work of His hands."


From Spaceweather.com...
MAJOR X-FLARE + CME UPDATE: Earth-orbiting satellites have detected a long-duration X1.4-class solar flare coming from a new sunspot on the sun's eastern limb. The blast, which peaked at 1100 UT, produced a significant coronal mass ejection (CME). Using data from the SOHO-STEREO fleet of spacecraft, analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have modeled the trajectory of the CME and concluded that the body of the cloud will not hit Earth. A minor glancing encounter with the outskirts of the CME is, however, possible on Sept. 25th.

AURORAS UNDERFOOT: Solar activity is picking up, and no one has a better view of its effect on Earth than the crew of the International Space Station. During a geomagnetic storm on Sept. 17th, astronauts recorded a must-see movie of auroras dancing underfoot:
MOVIE - Simply amazing!

...Note how the underbelly of the space station glows green from the reflected light of the auroras below. Also, in the distance, Sirius the dog star and Orion the Hunter can be seen rising feet-first into the night sky.

The storm, which registered a moderate 6 on the 0-to-9 K-index scale of geomagnetic disturbances, was caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME) hitting Earth's magnetic field. It was just a glancing blow, but with CMEs that is often enough to spark bright auroras over both ends of Earth. The space station was flying over the southern hemisphere at the time of the display. Observers in the northern hemisphere saw it too.


More recent news on solar flares...

Solar Flare Eruptions Hotting Up

...This increased activity arrives as scientists announce that the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted a new pattern in solar flares in the last 15 months.

..."We're starting to see all sorts of new things," said SDO scientist Phil Chamberlin at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in a press release. "We see a large increase in emissions a half-hour to several hours later, that is sometimes even larger than the original, traditional phases of the flare.

"In one case on November 3, 2010, measuring only the effects of the main flare would mean underestimating the amount of energy shooting into Earth's atmosphere by 70 percent."


20 September 2011

Elul Messages - Pt 4

21 Elul 5771

The War Has Already Begun
Menachem, 8 Elul 5771

I will begin with a hard sentence: In the near future there will be a war. A war in all the Middle East. And then, they will forget all of the nonsense in the heart, in the thoughts, and in the deeds. And this war will draw in more countries, until it will truly be the BIG war. Not Gog uMagog, but the BIG war like what we call "World War 3." And the last clarifications will then be: Who is on the side of truth and who is not. And it's a lot closer than you dream. And what has happened and is happening this week, that is what the future will be based on.


(The Israeli Embassy in Egypt was overrun on 11 Elul and two days later, Turkey sent three warships to the Mediterranean and threatened Israel's navy.)

The coming times will be much harder that it was until now. But, don't despair, continue on, no matter what. And if it's hard now to be modest and close to the truth and to HKB"H, in the very near future, you will notice that it will begin to be still harder than it is now. But, together with this, you will see many women who will decide to sacrifice themselves for the sake of Heaven and will begin to dress themselves in much modesty. And this will annoy the Mitnagdim (those who oppose them). And then, there will be the BIG war. And the mitnagdim who are not Jews who stood at Har Sinai: "They will receive the award." And then, also, the Zionists will fall further. I don't know what else to say. Today is the end of the evildoers. They have a feeling that they are disappearing, that these days are their last and therefore, they are even more evil. [Daniel 12:10 - "...the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but the wise will understand."] And this feeling, it's not conscious, but sub-conscious.

And your examples just prove that the times are already even more difficult and we have to hold on, so to speak, to the rope of HKB"H and not let go. Now, He will swing us more strongly. Don't let go of the rope! And the rope is our connection to Him. And those who already feel the strength of the swinging and still succeeded to hold onto the rope until now, so, in the future, it won't be so hard for us. We won't tire so much from this rocking. And we can feel more secure that we won't fall, and we will succeed in holding on tightly to the rope, strongly with both hands. [Isaiah 41:10 - "Fear not, for I am with you...I have strengthened you, even helped you, and even sustained you with my righteous right hand."]

And in the end, Hashem will, so to speak, gather the ropes with all the Jews, and lay them down in the Land of Israel, in the Beit HaMikdash. [Ezekiel 36:24 - "I will take you from among the nations and gather you from all the lands, and I will bring you to your own soil."] And they will bring korbanot and there will be peace, and there will be wholeness. [Bechukotai, Lev. 26:6 - "I will provide peace in the land...." Look in the Ramban there.]

Look, the Jews that came out of Egypt came out with much silver and gold, but, it's impossible that they had materialism, because they did not have food and water. So, what is materialism? The gold we cannot eat. And if there isn't food, there isn't life. And if there isn't life, there is no materialism.

It's clear that we will pass through a great fear in the war, etc. But, those who really believe - they won't be without food, without what the body needs in order to continue to live, liquid and food. It won't be a delicatessen, but the taste - it will be a taste of the Garden of Eden. And the miracle will be natural. In truth, everything now is also a miracle [See the Ramban, end of Parshat Bo]. It's just that it's covered with a lot of trash and impurity, and therefore, it's hard to see the miracles. When you eat sweets, it's the body and it doesn't at all reach even close to the soul and spirit, but in the near future, we will eat and it will be good for the body, but it won't be for us a lust and a craving to eat. It will fill the body and the body will operate perfectly. It will be for us strength to learn and to serve Hashem and to ascend in steps and not to fear and always, we will feel good, because we have to feel good in order to ascend spiritually. Because, if the body is full of pain and fatigue and depression, it's impossible to ascend spiritually [Look in Rambam, Hilchot De'ot, perek 4, halacha 1: "Since the body experiences health and wholeness from the paths of Hashem, that's why it's impossible that he will understand or know, and he is sick, etc."] And all the world of Mashiach and all the era of Mashiach - the goal will be to ascend and to ascend and to draw closer, more and more, to HaKadosh Baruch Hu, to the brilliance of the Shekhina. [Psalms 36:10 - "...By Your light, may we see light."][See end of the prayer 'Uva l'Tzion goel' - "...and merit that we live and see and inherit goodness and blessing in the years of Messianic times and for the life of the World to Come...." and it is often said at the end of Birkat HaMazon: "The compassionate One! May He make us worthy of the days of Mashiach and the life of the World to Come." And look in Rambam, perek 9, from Hilchot Teshuva and the end of Hilchot Melachim]. And it will be such an immense pleasure that I don't know how even to begin to explain or describe it. [Isaiah 64:3 - "...no eye had ever seen a god - except for You - that acted for those who trust in Him."]

Q. Why do we feel a 'heaviness'?

A. Now, we are heavy because already there is a war. The war began in Heaven as well as here. [See Daniel, chapter 2: "At that time Michael will stand, the great prince, etc."] And you are fighting this war daily. You are on the battlefield and many other Jews are fighting on several issues in Yiddishkeit, but the holiness is the issue. [See 'קול דממה דקה', Vol 38, and others] And it's also pertinent to a person's mouth, to speech.

And you will feel this heaviness until the war itself will begin - the physical war between all countries. Because the victory in Heaven will be before the victory in this world. So, therefore, first you will feel that the heaviness is going and disappearing even before the war finishes. The war will nevertheless be frightening. But, a person, the true Jew, will begin to feel relaxation and ease, motion in all his limbs, even before the war ends, because the victory in Heaven will come first and he will feel it. [Isaiah 40:29-31 - "He gives strength to the weary, and grants abundant might to the powerless. ...but, those whose hope is in Hashem will have renewed stength, they will grow wings like eagles, they will run and not grow tired, they will walk and not grow weary." Look in Sanhedrin 92.]


I'd just add the following from the introduction to the Kol Hator of the Gr"a:

"...As for the second Geulah (in the time of Mashiach Ben David), the Gaon, along with other master mekubalim, asserted that there will be great wars, both in the physical and metaphysical planes between the Jews and other nations, as well as internally between Jews and "Jews" who are part of the Erev Rav (the "Mixed Multitude")."

Re: "Delaying" the Redemption

21 Elul 5771

There has been talk in the blogosphere about the advisability of praying for a delay in the Redemption in order to give some people more time to do teshuva. It bothered me when I first read it and it's still bothering me, so I've decided to share my thoughts on the subject.

For one thing, we pray the following three times a day, every day, in the Shemoneh Esrei...

"Behold our affliction, take up our grievance, and redeem us speedily for Your name's sake...."

"...may all wickedness perish in an instant, and may all Your enemies be cut down speedily. may You speedily uproot, smash, cast down, and humble wanton sinners - speedily in our days...."

"And to Jerusalem, Your city, may You return in compassion, and may You rest within it, as You have spoken. May You rebuild it soon in our days as an eternal structure, and may You speedily establish the throne of David within it...."

"The offspring of Your servant David may You speedily cause to flourish,...."


After petitioning the King for a "speedy" redemption, how are we then to say at the end that we didn't really mean it? We'd really like to have a "delay." Even if it's for a "good" reason like giving people more time for teshuva, it sounds absurd and I can't imagine how it would be received in Shamayim. And for another thing, my experience tells me that the more time that goes by, the more people are falling off the derech and letting go of the "rope," rather than the other way around.

Surely, the Men of the Great Assembly who composed our daily prayers and who included among them the last of the Hebrew prophets - surely, they knew what we would need most at the end of our long, hard exile - a speedy redemption!

Hashem, save us NOW! because we don't have the strength to go on anymore!!

Furthermore, Rav Eliyahu, the Gaon miVilna, who claimed to be the Mashiach Ben Yosef of his generation - surely, he knew what the people would need most at the End of Days...

From Chapter 1 of Kol Hator:

8. [c] [Isa. 60:22] "in its time, I will hasten it." Our Sages interpreted this principle to mean that, if they [the People of Israel] merit it, I will hasten it [the Redemption]; if not, I will bring it in its own time (Sanhedrin 98a). Regarding this, the Gaon commented that after all, the verse should be interpreted literally. According to the plain interpretation, even if the Redemption comes at its proper time, I will hasten it. ...This is also the meaning of "and the things that are to come upon them, will make haste" (Deut. 32). ...Many times I have witnessed the Gaon pacing around his room, speaking agitatedly, saying, "Lord of the Universe, don't you have a middle road between 'its time' and 'I will hasten it.' We insist on the plain interpretation of Your promise: "I am the Lord; in its time, I will hasten it."

19 September 2011

Elul Messages - Pt 3

20 Elul 5771

The Time is Finished
Binyamin, 9 Elul 5771

I want to say to Am Yisrael that the time is very short and if we said it fifteen years ago, now it's really very short, very, very. And I believe that every person, Jew and gentile, feels already that we are coming to the end of this world as we know it. [Ezekiel 7:2 - "As for you, son of man, so said the Lord God: 'To the soil of Israel, an end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.'"] Also, many gentiles are talking about it - about the end of the world. Very many gentiles believe that we don't have more than a year or a year and a half (Dec 2012). And I'm telling you that I feel that it's a whole lot less than a year or a year and a half. It's so interesting that the gentiles talk about this so much and the Jews - relatively little.

I see on the Jewish street in Eretz Yisrael, despite the very great danger, and also the Jews who are in the US, in England, and in Europe, etc., that they are simply wandering around like nothing is happening. And they continue with their dreams and with their materialism and with their pleasures. Yes, going and praying to Hashem, many from the chareidim, praying three times a day, truly, but, it's without heart and without fire, the fire that lights the relationship between the Jew and HKB"H. [Shir Hashirim 8:6 - "...for love is as strong as death, ...its coals are coals of fire of a great flame!"]

But, I am compelled to say to all the sleeping Jews: the secular Jews, the religious, the Orthodox, the Chareidi, the Ultra-Orthodox - that the time is finished. And if until this Rosh Hashana and until this Yom Kippur, there will not be really true repentance, if you don't prove to HKB"H that you are true Jews, that you want to be close to Him, that you believe that He is Omnipotent, that He is the King of kings, then your end will be to fall into the abyss and to disappear. And true Jews who stood at Har Sinai, but they are stiff-necked, Hashem will soften their neck, but with much suffering before they come to the truth. [See Sanhedrin 98.]

Finished. Finished is the materialism that was spilled from every direction, the huge waste of a drunken people with a ravenous craving for all the materialistic things that were ours in times past in such abundance that there was nothing like it in all of history. We have turned into drunkards. [Isaiah 28:1,7 - "Woe is to the crown of the pride of the drunkards of Ephraim ...the position of his glory, which is at the end of a valley of fatness, crushed by wine. ...These, too, erred because of wine and strayed because of strong wine; priest and prophet erred because of strong wine, they became corrupt because of wine; they went astray because of strong wine,..."] Drunkards who behave like drunkards, who disgust the powers of holiness, and who descend so low until it's hard to believe it's even possible to save them. But, nevertheless, the end will come.

The Jews, Am Yisrael, Bnei Yisrael that HKB"H so loves, [Avot, Perek 3, Mishnah 3 - "Yisrael is beloved...great affection..."] that He created them especially [Isaiah 43:21 - "This people I formed for Myself; they shall recite My praise."] His dear son! [Jeremiah 31:19 - "Is Ephraim a son who is dear to Me? Is he a child who is dandled? ...My very innards are agitated for him; I will surely have compassion on him," says the Lord."] He will not leave you! He will bring you from every corner of the world, and if you are far from Him in heart and mind, He will drag you with strength and you will suffer very much, but in the end you will come to the truth and will be saved, but it will be very hard. And those who hold on all the time in faith and trust in Hashem and don't fall, even if they laugh at you and say shameful words to you and spit upon you because of your sacrifice for truth, you will be superior to them - those who arrive at the redemption much more complete and you will be those who enter first into the Beit Hamikdash.

I know that we wrote, not just once, similar words, but now, the time has come. And it's not just the autistics saying it, also many rabbis are saying it. Not so well-known rabbis, perhaps, and there are many more Sefaradi rabbis who are speaking about these things than Ashkenazi, but, it's the truth. And all the difficult things that we said are about to be, truly will be. And if you think that because the dollar goes up a bit or goes down a lot, goes up a bit more and goes down a lot more, it says that the dollar will continue to go up and that you will be able to continue to make festivities with the money that you earn, sometimes honestly and sometimes fraudulently, then I say to you that it already won't go. It's finished and if you think that one day the stock market will go up high-high and the second day it will go down low-low and on the third day, another time low and the fourth day go up beautifully, then we can already return to all our nonsense and relax in the illusion that the material world, the world of the Golden Calf, the great lie, that it is continuing and we can still live in quiet "as if in the world of HKB"H" - in the world of our falsehood!? No! It's finished! It's completely finished.

But, you will get a few more hits and additional examples in order to demonstrate to you who is 'Boss,' and who created the world, and who is the Master of the world, in order that we will understand that man is nothing, not even like a fly, Much less than a fly. And the Golden Calf will disappear with all the toys, with all the materialism. It won't only disappear, it will burn, it will fall. It will look like the Twin Towers after they fell. [Isaiah 40:15 - "...behold the islands are like fine [dust] that blows away.] [And see Isaiah, chapter 2, verses 12-22 the whole matter there at length]. Am Yisrael! We should have a good year, and a good sealing, and we should merit to receive in the near future, Mashiach Tzidkeinu, complete in our spirits and in our bodies.

18 September 2011

Elul Messages - Pt 2

19 Elul 5771


A Severe Warning Soon
by Yitzchak Izik, 24 Menachem Av 5771

I want to speak and I want to tell that in the near future, the world will change very much. Very much. In the past two years, all the time, the world was descending slowly, slowly towards the abyss. It descends and then like, stops and descends and like, stops. In all areas, in all directions. The direction - it's down.

But, in the near future, there will be another very difficult descent, similar to a very tall "roller-coaster." We will go down a descent in a roller-coaster called Olam Hazeh. We will go down the most difficult descent. But, only those who are close to HKB"H will come back up and the remainder will go to the abyss.

And again, I want to say that we, Am Yisrael - we are the center of the Creation. ["B'reishit - for the sake of Israel who is called 'reishit.' " Rashi] We - the closest to HKB"H, the dear son of HKB"H. [Isaiah 5:7 - "For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the House of Israel, and the people of Judah are the plant of His joy;...."] We have to be holy. And whoever is holy and whoever will be close to Hashem and will be one who tries only to do the will of Hashem - he will continue to be the center of the Creation. He will go and will develop. Before, in days of Mashiach and afterwards, he will ascend more and more in an ascent that we cannot understand right now.

But, the whole world, the vast majority of the nations and the great majority of the Jews, don't want to understand. Don't want to love Hashem. Don't want to come close to Hashem or to do His will. They want only the Golden Calf with all the toys, with all the immorality, with all the immodest things, with all the lusts, all the most forbidden things. And they want to dress it up in righteous clothing and to do what they want. And this - in all areas, in all areas.

Holy ones, holy ones, this is the essence of Am Yisrael, the holy people. The holy. ["Yisrael are holy" - Pesachim 97:2, Niddah 13:1] And only whoever is holy will be able to come close to Hashem, holy in speech, holy in behavior, holy in heart, holy in mind, holy in all limbs of the body. [Lev. 19:2 - "Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy" Num. 15:40 - "So that you shall remember and perform all My commandments and you shall be holy to your God." And see Rashi, end of parshat Acharei-Mot and the Ohr HaChaim there.] And if he is not holy, then he is not built to live in the world of Mashiach, not built for the World to Come. He won't have the tools. [Ovadiah 1:17 - "And on Mount Zion there shall be a remnant, and it shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall inherit those who inherited them."]

Look at what is happening in the world! Look, look! You don't see!? You don't understand!? You don't feel it!? Are you thick-headed!? What is it with you!? What is with you!? Are you so, so far away!? When a person walks in the street, sees the rudeness that is on the chareidi street and doesn't understand that something is very sick within our community, doesn't see the shops that are only an imitation of the gentiles, the dress which is only an imitation of the gentiles, the involvement with nonsense... You don't see it!? You don't feel it!?

Jews, Jews! Where are you? Where is the "Jew" that is inside the Jew? Where is the soul that was at Har Sinai!? I don't have more to say and I don't believe that there is more to say. It will be the most difficult times in the near future, here in Eretz Yisrael as well as in the world. And I want to say to you that it will be hard and not without purpose. The hardest. Hard, hard. And whoever doesn't handle it - simply won't be. Whoever won't be close to Hashem - simply won't be. [Joel 3:5 - "And it shall come to pass that whoever shall call in the name of the Lord shall be delivered, for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be a deliverance, as the Lord said, and among the survivors whom the Lord invites."]

I beg of you: my heart is broken, Am Yisrael! Am Yisrael! You don't understand!? Start going in the right direction! In a little bit, you will receive another large and severe warning, abroad as well as in Israel. And I hope that you will understand the hints. To the Jews abroad, you are more asleep than the Israelis, but you got a little shove. Hashem grabbed the land and shoved it. He's shoving you. Really. He inserted fear and you ran to the street from fear. But, the fear disappeared, because suddenly, everything got quiet again. But, this fear - it was in order to say to you that one day - Hashem will move you strongly and if you won't be together with HKB"H - you won't come out of it alive.

Hashem is threatening you. Like at Har Sinai when He held the mountain over our heads, but this time He won't do that. He will give to everyone a free choice, in order to decide where, where he wants to be. Everyone will have to decide for himself what he wants. And a majority of the Jews are Erev Rav, therefore, this will be a private decision only of the Jews themselves. Because Erev Rav don't have any decision. They are not able to walk together with HKB"H. They can only be with the Golden Calf. But, true Jews are only able to be with HKB"H and even when it appears that they have free will, in truth, they don't have. HKB"H will take them, will drag them, so to speak, to the truth, whether they want it or not. End.


I'd just like to comment that this sounds very contradictory, but in reality, it's not. So-called "free" will is not unlimited. As I understand it, certain choices were already made before we came into this world. As a member of Klal Yisrael, we have no choice about our final destiny. Our "free will" only determines whether we will arrive at it by the quick and easy path or the long, hard route. That is our choice. And this is the choice which the autistic child is speaking of. Either we do teshuva on our own and make it easy on ourselves and earn reward for it or Hashem will force us to do teshuva which will be hard and painful and we will lose any reward we might have gained from coming on our own. And those who come the hard way will have many, many regrets.

15 September 2011

Elul Messages

17 Elul 5771

The Only Connection - The Connection with Hashem
Menachem, motzaei Shabbat Kodesh Ki-Tetze
12 Elul 5771

There are black clouds on the horizon. The sky became black and the deep darkness is pouring down upon the face of the whole planet. (Isaiah 60:2 - "For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and a gross darkness the kingdoms,....") The world is waiting for the end. And the spiritual and material darkness has already arrived upon us, to people in every place in the world. The sensitive among us and those closer to the truth are already able to feel the darkness, the black that is everywhere, the depression, the fear. But, the majority of Jews and gentiles have more bogus happiness and they continue with the music, and the dancing, and the stupidity, a life of emptiness and materialism. But, the end is very near and we have no time. We don't have much time to save ourselves. At the moment that the great war begins in earnest, it won't be possible to return in teshuva, because the confusion will be so great that even if a person wants to return in teshuva - he won't be able to. His mind won't work, the heart will turn to stone and he will die. Therefore, the teshuva needs to be before this. Not necessarily "before," because the first shooting has already begun, but when the stage of all the world burning will arrive, then it's already the end of the teshuva for This World. One thing I want you to understand: There are a few Jews who are on the way to the truth. Like we said, there are Jews that it takes them time to arrive at the truth, but if they stood at Har Sinai, Hashem will compel them to return in teshuva. But a situation is already enlarging in which each Jew is in isolation. And even if he finds a group that is like him, he is isolated. Even if he has a rabbi - he feels himself isolated, alone. But, with Hakadosh Baruch Hu - he feels close. That is to say, that because of all kinds of reasons - the man is not able to establish a relationship with another person to the end, not even with his rabbi. He will need only a direct relationship with HKB"H. And only by way of a direct relationship with his Creator will he be saved.

It's worth it to you and to everyone to quickly develop this relationship through the end, or as much as you can. Because this is the single relationship in the world. And it's the single truth in the world. People feel that they are finding truth in all kinds of situations, in all kinds of relationships, in all kinds of theories. But, truthfully - there is only one truth, and it is: The relationship with HKB"H. And HKB"H is the truth - and there is nothing else besides Him.

Q. If at the end, there is already no possibility to return in teshuva, then how do we say that Hashem will return every true Jew to the truth in the end?

A. I said, after a certain point. Hashem will return all of those who need to return. He will compel them to return in teshuva, no matter what. Like a man that they overpower and take him to a hospital despite his will, and he resists treatment, they coerce him to receive the medications. He shouts and screams and he refuses and resists, he doesn't want it. But, in the end, he receives treatment, and in the end he recovers. Also with these, He will compel them to treturn in teshuva despite that they are stiff-necked. And it's not so simple. There are true Jews who are so broken and so distant, that with all the suffering, in the end Hashem will join a special operation for the sake of changing the head, and will open eyes and the heart and the brain to the truth.

Since Adam HaRishon we have a choice, but in practice - it's not a regular choice that we have the possibility to choose if we will go with the truth or not. Hashem directs us and worries that the sparks, the souls that He creates will arrive as designated, as He desires. In actuality, the First Man and his wife had to go through the Great Fall. Because thus the world needed in order to pass through all the stages until the redemption, and to transfer to the redemption. It's hard to explain to logical people, but as you were saying - in the heart you feel it. We're seeing more and more that we have a war on the horizon. Hashem should help us and save us. And after Rosh Hashana there will be amazing situations.

14 September 2011

Losing all our "friends"

15 Elul 5771

The rabbi of our blog, Rav Yehuda HaCohen of Elon Moreh, passed along an amazing bit of information day before yesterday. I was holding off relaying it to my readers until I could locate the original source and quote it verbatim, but it may be a few more days before I track it down. In the meantime, this headline on Ynet this morning prompts me not to wait:

Israeli officials: Jordan hanging by a thread
As the US steps up its effort to prevent a Palestinian unilateral bid to declare statehood, Israeli officials fear a new eastern front in the form of Jordan. State officials warn that Jordan is in an extremely precarious state and effectively "hanging by a thread."

Three days ago, in the post, Geula Process Progressing, it was implied that the break in Israeli relations with its foremost allies in the region, Egypt and Turkey, is a positive sign on the Geula front. According to Rav Yehuda's sources, one might say that Jordan signed it's "death" warrant when it signed a peace treaty with Israel, because before the Light of Redemption (אור חדש על ציון תאיר) can shine, all Israel's ties to any other nation must be broken.

"May You shine a new light on Tzion, and may we all speedily merit its light" - We say it every day in the recitation of the blessings before the Shema. According to the Ya'avetz: "A new light. The 'new' light is actually a return to the original brilliance of creation. That light was concealed for the enjoyment of the righteous in the Messianic era. May it soon shine upon Zion."

According to Rav Yehuda, this issue is addressed by Rav Yaakov Moshe Charlap, ztz"l who was a close disciple of Rav Avraham HaCohen Kook, ztz"l and a former Rosh Yeshiva of Mercaz HaRav. The "Ohr Chadash" cannot be revealed as long as we have any connection to any of the nations.

It was also mentioned in a recent article entitled A Tisha b'Av State of Mind by Rav Aryeh Z Ginsberg in the Five Towns Jewish Times:

"Not for naught did the head of the Jewish Agency make the recent claim that never before in the history of the state, from 1948 until now, have we stood so alone in the world.

This by itself has a silver lining to it, as it brings the footsteps of Mashiach that much closer. The final redemption is too great to be brought about through other nations, wrote Rav Yaakov Moshe Charlap, zt"l, the late rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav (in his monumental work Ohr HaTehiyah). That is why after Pharaoh had given Bnei Yisrael permission to leave, he had to change his mind. The same will be true of the final redemption. The nations of the world will control Eretz Yisrael and will give us the right to settle there. Before the redemption can be complete, however, they will have to regret their decision, so that it will be clear that Hashem alone has redeemed us."


Rav Yehuda said that this is also something which was emphasized very strongly by Rav Meir Kahane, ztz"l, Hy"d in his final shiurim at the Ohr HaRa'ayon Yeshiva. I hope to be able to bring you the sources soon.

Meantime, don't sweat the little details. Focus on the big picture. This is good news! We are destined to conquer all of Biblical Eretz Yisrael.

(Isaiah 11:14) 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.

I believe this describes the re-taking of Gaza ("Philistines in the west") and the areas of the PA in the "West Bank," which is east of Yerushalayim, ("the children of the East") and extending into Jordan ("Edom...Moab...Ammon"), as it is destabilized by its 75% "Palestinian" population.

And it could all happen starting next week with the Sep 20th declaration at the UN! Mashiach is right at the door!!

MAZAL TOV!!

15 Elul 5771


A wonderful, heartwarming story from Yeshiva World News:

Mazel Tov Times Four to Har Nof’s Mizrachi Family(Tuesday, September 13th, 2011)

Tomorrow (Wednesday, 15 Elul) will be a special day for the Mizrachi family, not just celebrating a bar mitzvah, but four of them. Brothers Bentzion, Yishai, Yosef and Shlomo will mark the day. For the parents, they will reflect back 13 years after the quadruplets were born to them following three regular births.

The proud mother, Yael, recalls that at the time, the doctors recommended killing off some of the fetuses due to the risk, but she of course would not hear of it. She consulted with rabbonim nonetheless, fearing the situation following the doctor’s ominous prediction, and the decision was made to go full term with all four. After a pregnancy accompanied by a long period of bed rest, the four were brought into the world after 35 weeks, with an average weight of 2kg (4.4 LBS).

After the quadruplets there was as set of twins, which Yael says “was like winning the lottery twice!” Baruch Hashem, today, the family consists of 11 children Blei Ayin Hora. “They grew up understanding to stand by one another when they need arose, to give in to one another, and most of all, to wait on line; for bottles, food, and a kiss from mom”. Nevertheless explains Yael, there is more than enough love to go around.

There will be one grand bar mitzvah, which Yael explains is a military operation. Each will have a table for his own friends, and each will have the spotlight and receive the attention deserved for such an event. Yael explains the family has set up a command center and everyone has responsibilities. She adds the boys are truly unique, with one exhibiting special talents in singing, another being an extraordinary writer and the others have their special abilities as well.

The residents of the community affiliated with the Shas tzibur are planning a major event, including some special guests such as families Yosef, Yishai, Atias and Edri. Mazel Tov!

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


MAZAL TOV FROM/TO THE WHOLE FAMILY - KLAL YISRAEL!!

11 September 2011

Message # 4 - Q & A

12 Elul 5771


Q. It's already years that you, and the young men who are like you, are saying the same thing - that the end is near, etc. So, how do we know that now it's the time?

A. Every fool is able to see that this is the time, because at no time was there such a severe economic situation, "security," plagues of nature, etc. Never was there a situation like this confusing the whole world - never. Maybe only when the world was beginning - "tohu v'vohu." And this is what there is now - almost complete chaos. Everyone can see it. And whoever thinks and whoever tries to continue his foolish life, in just a bit, it will be known who is right and who is not.

Q. If this time is so confusing, then why no awakening?

A. Why did the generation of the flood not wake up? Then, also, there were the severest sins. And they didn't want to listen to Noah. Why? And even when the rain came down, they didn't want to listen. Even when the water arrived at their necks, they didn't want to listen. Why? Because they benefitted from their sins and they didn't want to stop. And they didn't want to live a life of closeness to Hashem, a life of holiness. Also, today, they benefit more from the pizza, from their friends and from all the trash that has come into the chareidi world.

And the seculars and the gentiles, they live, overall, a life of trash, so why should they want to stop? They believe in "Eat and drink today, for tomorrow we die." What do they care? ["And behold, joy and happiness, slaying cattle and slaughtering sheep, eating meat and drinking wine; "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die." Isaiah 22:13]

There are important Jews, even rabbis, even heads of yeshivas, who don't want to stop the way of the people, because they also benefit from it. They benefit from the prestige of their jobs. They benefit from the money that comes in and baruch Hashem, there are now big problems with the money and already they can't give strength to the falsehood. And now, we see who is learning in truth and who is not; who is learning for the sake of Heaven and who is not.

Q. If the end is so near, then maybe you will guide us, in a nutshell, how to prepare.

A. I always say, "in short," because if I would speak long on this theme, it would take whole books in order to explain it. But, in short: Throw away all the unnecessary materialism that you don't need anyway; all the holidays and vacations, the food that is not good for you. It's only for what you call "fun." All the unnecessary things that are bringing us down spiritually and giving us all kinds of instant gratification that are not kosher because of their essence. Not because of the kosher stamp on the food. Try to live in order to do the will of Hashem. And in order to know the will of Hashem, you need to open books and learn. I'm only telling you "in short." The will of Hashem is, first of all: "Kedoshim tihiyu" - Be holy. In all aspects of holiness, in all situations of holiness, holiness of the home, holiness of speech, everything. It doesn't matter what. Family purity, purity of the mouth. "Kedoshim tihiyu" - this is the basis for everything. And from this, you can learn everything, but you have to open books and learn. Really!

I also request from you to influence your family and also your neighborhood. That everything not pertaining to HKB"H should leave the streets, everything that does not pertain to a true Jew - a Jew who is close to HKB"H. Don't forget!

Be holy. This is the main thing and don't make for ourselves "heterim." Under no circumstances make for ourselves "heterim," because a "heter" doesn't operate in Shamayim on this subject. Because, now it's the end and there's already no heterim for nonsense.

Q. Will it help to distribute this message to rabbis and admorim?

A. Definitely not. The majority - it doesn't interest them at all. It even annoys them and it threatens them. Those whom it does not threaten, they know the truth without our messages.

Q. If the rabbis don't believe in this, then how can the public believe in it?

A. The rabbis who don't believe in it, they influence as many as they can, but they are few. However, the people - the true Jews - the words of truth touch their hearts and even if their rabbi tells them "no," they will know and will understand what's the truth.

The truth that I'm speaking of is a very, very logical thing and very simple. You don't have to be a very great talmid chacham to understand it and to believe in it. But, there are great talmidei chachamim who are trapped with the non-holy side of life, with all the things that don't pertain to Jews, only to turn into "k'ilu" - as if - pertaining to a Jew, because there is on this some kind of "hechsher." Like for example, custom wigs that are not at all Jewish. It's really like a bareheaded fashion model and not like a true Jewess, but for this, there is a hechsher. [See "Still Small Voice," edition 48: The Crown on the Head of the Golden Calf]

A person who is close to Hashem is not able to understand how it's possible to give this a hechsher. And even if a rabbi will give a hechsher for this, it doesn't prove that it's true, and there are endless examples like this. Hashem will help every true Jew who stood at Har Sinai, in the presence of Har Sinai, to return in full teshuva. Even if he is secular, even if he is national-religious and even if he is chareidi...

Yes. I want to remind you that this cease-fire, it's not the end. Under absolutely no circumstances is it the end. And more great troubles will come upon the world and upon the Jews. In order that they will understand and will return to HKB"H. And if we will understand - then it will be much easier for us and we will receive our righteous Mashiach with happiness and with mercy. But, if we will not want to understand, G-d forbid, we will pass through gehinom in this world, but nevertheless, we will arrive, if our souls stood at Har Sinai.

So, please, why suffer!? The evildoers will disappear. The evildoers, the liars, the Erev-Rav, Amalekites, every one will disappear. And we, the true Jews, will live eternal life. But, the true Jews who are still far from the truth, and will fight against the holiness of HKB"H, they will have to pass through, really, gehinom in this world, in order to arrive to a situation that they will be ready also, body and soul, to receive our righteous Mashiach.

I can only say, the things this week, you can see many things happening. This Sunday is a day drawn out a bit in the news, especially during the holiday, news not so flowing with information like other times, but very fast. Fast, fast, the world already is not like it used to be and it varies incredibly.

Q. But no one sees this?

A. Fortunately for us, this is incorrect. People are beginning to see it and beginning to be frightened. But, they don't know what to do. They don't want to do teshuva. They are not ready to give up the materialism. ...they are holding on to the tail of the Golden Calf with their life. They don't know that the Golden Calf belongs to death. (Stop.)