09 February 2017

Warnings From Shamayim

13 Shevat 5777

In the last few parshiot of the Torah, we've seen how HKB"H sent warnings through Moshe Rabeinu to Paro and the Mitzrim before each set of plagues occurred. Even from the laws of the Torah we learn that warning must be given before punishment can be meted out.

Today, our world is shaking with the warnings coming from Shamayim. There are increasing numbers of close calls by asteroids coming in very close to Earth and increasing numbers of fireballs are being seen in the night skies over populated areas as large meteors enter the atmosphere. Large coronal holes are spewing endless streams of solar wind in Earth's direction resulting in increased radiation and damaging Earth's magnetic shield.

FOUR CLOSE CALLS in four weeks: Scientists wonder what's going on as four asteroids pass dangerously close to Earth
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- Just about every week this year, an asteroid has passed frightfully close to Earth. The fourth close call of 2017 is taking place today as a bus size asteroid, 2017 BS32, passes within two-thirds the distance between the Earth and Moon.

The close approach is still a miss, but it is a reminder that some of these smaller asteroids can come close to Earth and collide with little or no warning. We have no defenses against such asteroids.

Is Earth's protective shield cracking? Bursts of deadly cosmic rays raises fears that our planet's magnetic field is disappearing
But, what is scarier to me than these cosmic events are the travel warnings. Have you noticed lately an increase in flight cancellations due to "computer glitches"? And that's not to mention strikes by airline employees. However, who hasn't heard about the much publicized attempt by US President Donald Trump to impose a sudden travel ban for people from seven Muslim nations? This should make everyone sit up and take notice. It is a major sign and warning that worldwide travel may be about to become much more restrictive - for whatever reason and we may no longer be able to assume that we can move freely across borders in the near future.
IRS Travel Ban For U.S. Citizens: “Due Process Undermined Significantly”
As emotions intensify over Trump’s recent immigration ban, the State Department and IRS have quietly used it as a smokescreen to roll out a new policy that targets U.S. citizens for unpaid taxes.
The passports of these individuals can now be revoked and their citizenship status undermined at the behest of one of the government’s most corrupt agencies. By granting the Internal Revenue Service control over passports, due process has been significantly undermined. The shield of protection that U.S. citizenship used to represent has transformed into an inescapable brand of ownership. The desperate financial condition of the federal government will only worsen in the future, forcing it to further consume its own people’s wealth in order to survive.
U.S. Visitors May Have to Hand Over Social Media Passwords: DHS
And then, there is the most blatant warning of all - to Israel - just before a lunar eclipse on Shabbat. In the past two days, Israel has taken missile hits from three directions - west, north and south.

Israel hits Hamas posts after Gaza rocket strikes south of Ashkelon
Rockets fired from Sinai at Eilat, errant Syrian mortar lands in north Iron Dome intercepts 3 rockets from the Egyptian peninsula, 1 falls in open area; IDF retaliates for mortar fire in north by attacking Syrian military post in Quneitra.
Warnings from Shamayim have only one goal: To cause us to take heed! And do teshuvah before it is too late! 

A word to the wise: Wherever you want to be stuck when global transportation comes to a halt, get there now and stay there!