28 September 2023

Hoshanah Rabbah, the Aravot and the Erev Rav

13 Tishrei 5784

This may seem premature as Hoshanah Rabbah is still a week away, but we need the mental preparation for what is coming.

I just read a comment that said, "The country is falling apart...."  And my immediate thought was, "The whole world is falling apart."  In reality the World of Lies is being slowly and methodically disassembled to make way for the World of Truth.


Excerpts from a Collection of Drashas from the Author of Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, [Rav Itamar Schwartz], pages 104-105:

"...The aravos represent the Erev Rav souls who annex themselves onto the agudah ([lulav] bundle) that is Yisrael. ...The Shulchan Aruch states in the name of the Rokeiach that on Hoshanah Rabbah, we remove the knot binding together the Four Species.  Normally, the Four Species must be tied together, but on Hoshanah Rabbah, we remove the binding of the Four Species [which symbolizes a breach in our agudah achas – caused by the Erev Rav amidst us].

But what causes the disconnection from amongst ourselves in the first place? What causes the disparity amongst us that we need to bind ourselves together? It is due to the presence of the souls of the Erev Rav within the Jewish people. The Sages state that Erev Rav married the women of the tribe of Shimon. They mixed with us, and their mixture into our nation breaks the unity of the Jewish people.

There is the Erev Rav, and there is also a small group of Egyptian souls that converted, who are called “Erev Zeir” [whom Yosef circumcised]. The aravos of the first six days represent the Erev Zeir. The aravos of Hoshanah Rabbah represent Erev Rav; for the word “rav” is the same concept as the word “rabbah” (they both mean “many”).

There are five groupings of Erev Rav, and we take five aravos on Hoshanah Rabbah. It is because on Hoshanah Rabbah, a new mixture enters us: the Erev Rav.

Hoshanah Rabbah is called the “seal within a seal” (chotam b’toch chotam). On Rosh HaShanah, our decree is written, and on Yom Kippur, we are sealed. On Hoshanah Rabbah, we are “sealed within a seal”, similar to the halachah that wine must be sealed within a seal [or else it becomes yayin nesech, wine which is suspected of being used by a gentile for idol worship].

Why isn’t one seal enough, though? Why it is necessary for us to have to be sealed again within the seal? “The seal of Hashem is truth”. There are levels of truth – emes (truth), and emes l’amitah, a more refined level of truth. On Hoshanah Rabbah, we are within the seal [being that we were already sealed on Yom Kippur], but we are still not sealed from the Erev Rav, because the Erev Rav connects themselves to the Jewish people; they are amidst us, so it is not enough if we are merely sealed once. Erev Rav is within the bounds (techum) of the Jewish people; thus, one seal/chotam is not enough to be sealed from them. Therefore, we need another “chotam” within the chotam”. (Chotam/techum have the same letters). That is why we need Hoshanah Rabbah to save us from the influences of the five kinds of Erev Rav.

...The Erev Rav corresponds to the leaves of the hoshanos which must be banged on the ground, so that the leaves fall off. This shows that we need to ‘knock off’ the ‘leaves’ of Erev Rav from amidst us. Thus, the aravos that we take on the seventh day of Succos, so that we can bang hoshanos with them, have a special role which the aravos of the first six days aren’t able to accomplish. The aravos of Hoshanah Rabbah which are banged on the ground contains the power to separate the Erev Rav from us, who wish to latch onto us. The Erev Rav is the root of all the nations of the world, which want to connect to the Jewish people. Whereas the other nations of the world are given some degree of connection with us [such as on Succos, where korbonos are brought for all 70 nations of the world], the Erev Rav may not ever be allowed into our nation.

On Pesach, we left Egypt, and that was when the Erev Rav first came to mix with us. At Shavuos, right after we received the Torah, they mixed with us again to cause the sin of the Golden Calf. On Succos once again they come back once again to connect with us, but on Hoshanah Rabbah, we are given the power to separate them from amidst us. Thus, when the aravos are banged on the ground on Hoshanah Rabbah, we separate them from us by sending them back down to the earth.


27 September 2023

"Shocker!! The Sukkot Holiday, Who is Not Invited?" (Part 2)

12 Tishrei 5784


"In his book EVEN SHELOMO, the Vilna Gaon, zt"l wrote that the selection and purification of Israel will not be complete until the Erev Rav separates from Israel completely, because they (Erev Rav) are very attached to the Jews and the Jews learn from their actions. In the Tikkune Zohar (97a), it is written: "All the exile and the destruction of the Beit ha Mikdash and all the suffering, all of it came through Moshe's acceptance of the Erev Rav, and all wicked people and evildoers in each generation come from them, meaning from their souls, for they are reincarnations of those who left Egypt and this is what the Gemara (Beitza 32) refers to: 'They come from the Erev Rav'. "

"The main drive of the Erev Rav is to unify Eisav and Yishmael and to separate the two Mashiachs. Therefore, our main service and battle is to break the strength of the Erev Rav, the k'lipah of Armelius the Evil, from Israel; the Erev Rav is our greatest enemy, the ones who separate the two Mashiachs."

"The general role of two Messiahs, the messiah son of Yosef and the messiah son of Dovid, throughout the generations is one of defense and war against the three leading husks - Eisav, Yishmael and Erev Rav... The Erev Rav is our greatest foe, he is what separates the two Messiahs. The Erev Rav husk operates only by deceit and indirectly. Therefore the war against the Erev Rav is the most difficult and most bitterand we must use all our remaining forces to win this war.

Whoever is not engaged in actively fighting the Erev Rav becomes an automatic partner to the husk of the Erev Rav, and whoever this may be it would be better for him had he not been created."

26 September 2023

The Last Gasp

11 Tishrei 5784

Post Yom Kippur thoughts on current events...

By now, most of you know what happened in Tel Aviv over Yom Kippur, how the organizations which have been leading the protests against the government turned their ire toward the religion.  The media accounts do not do it justice as attested to by this personal report via Twitter(X)...

Hizki Baruch gave a chilling testimony in the Morning Edition: "People entered the prayer circle while shouting and dancing insultingly. They threw away prayer books in disgrace. A young woman arrived with two attack dogs and after a few minutes she set her dogs on the worshipers while the crowd laughed." @HezkeiB @betzalel_kahn
Nazi Germany in Eretz Yisrael!!  Can it get any worse than this??!  I really don't think so.  I think this is what is generally referred to as "the last gasp" of evil.  We are told that right before the geulah shleimah, evil will throw everything it has left in its arsenal in a final attempt to destroy us.  Our Sages compare it to the final sudden flaring up of a candle just before it is extinguished.  I truly believe this is what we are seeing right now.  And it didn't stop there in Tel Aviv.

Residents of Haifa complained that on Yom Kippur night, Arab drivers and motorcyclists went on a rampage in various parts of the city in defiance of Jews on the holiest day of the year, while endangering the lives of the children and their parents who were walking on the road and riding bicycles. 


Here is something else...
If signed, with American help, it could give the Saudis nuclear technology

Muhammad bin Salman does little to hide his relish at the prospect of a strategic pact between America, Israel and Saudi Arabia. In a rare television interview on September 20th, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and the country’s de facto ruler acknowledged with a smile that an agreement is on the cards. “Every day we get closer. It seems it’s for the first time real, serious.” A pact would, he said, be “the biggest historical deal since the Cold War.” On September 22nd Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, confirmed the trio of countries were “at the cusp” of a deal. It would, he said, be a “quantum leap”. 

Formal diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia, the richest and arguably most influential Arab state, and Israel, the Jewish state which the kingdom has long ostracised, have been a long time coming. Since becoming crown prince in 2017, MBS, as Prince Muhammad is known, has held at least one secret meeting with Mr. Netanyahu. Both countries have a shared rival in Iran and quietly do business deals. But in 2020 the Abraham accords were signed between Israel and several Arab states, without Saudi Arabia. Few expected Israel-Saudi ties to be formalised during the lifetime of the prince’s father, King Salman, who is of a generation for whom any relationship with Israel was unthinkable.              
I view this "accord" between Israel and Saudi Arabia as America's last gasp.  I think that when the truth comes out, we will find that it is the absolute most catastrophic thing they have done to us to date, which is saying a lot if you actually know the history of our "relationship."

I think we will soon see that this is the actual fulfillment of the famous Yalkut Shimoni, that the king of Arabia and the king of Edom [US] will collude together and [as a result] the King of Persia [Iran] will "destroy" the whole world.

I think Netanyahu was put in power for this.  I think he has always been operating as an agent of America to destroy Israel as a Jewish state.  His usefulness is coming to an end, hence the nine months of protests and disruptions.  It's crunch time - now or never.  They mean to establish a Palestinian State alongside Israel, very likely with East Jerusalem (including the Old City) as its capital - everything they have demanded all this time.  The US has never wavered from this as its goal.

Ehud Barak, y"sh, tried to do it in 2000, but Arafat blew it up and went to war.

There is a prophecy that the End of Days would be a "time of trouble for Ya'aqov but from it he will be saved"; meaning, according to commentary, that the "trouble" itself will be our "salvation".  And that's exactly how it turned out.  That's how it goes in redemption in its time (b'ita).  And that is what I am expecting this time - only Iran will become HKB"H's instrument of "salvation."

The Yalkut Shimoni continues:  
...Afterwards the king of Persia will destroy [most of] the world. The remaining nations will be hysterical and frantic and fall on their faces and will be seized as if by “birth pains”.  And the people of Israel will be frantic and hysterical and they will say, where will we go? Where will we go?

And Hashem will say to them: Do not fear my children, do not fear. All that I have done I did only for you. Why are you afraid? The time for your Redemption has come!
The world that Iran will destroy is the World of Lies.  As the final line above assures us, this is good news!!

24 September 2023

Dumb on Duma

9 Tishrei 5784
Erev Yom Kippur

I was not dumb [silent] on the government response to the incident in Duma back when it happened...

1 August 2015:  The Culling

2 August 2015: The Bolsheviks in Israel

2 August 2015:  "Blood Libel" Excuses Arab Violence

3 August 2015:  Ya'alon's List

3 August 2015:  The Approaching Tsunami

8 August 2015:  Who Are the Real Criminals?

13 September 2015:  SPECIAL MESSAGE: "In the End You Will Repent"

14 December 2015:  The Maccabees:  Yesterday's "Heroes" - Today's "Terrorists"

17 December 2015:  A Black Day for the State of Israel

22 December 2015:  The Voice of the NWO Echoes Across the Land of Israel  

24 December 2015:  A Word About the Wedding Video

24 December 2015:  A Final Warning

25 December 2015: "Expressing Outrage"

However, I must confess that I have been neglectful of the consequences since and for that I must make amends.  Therefore, in remorse for that failure and in order to rectify it, I need to bring the injustice done to Amiram ben Uliel to further pubic attention.  I can't think of a better way to do that right now than to share the following video: 

And the birur proceeds.  Choose your side.

Erev Yom Kippur 5784

9 Tishrei 5784
Erev Yom Kippur

(Excerpted from The Book of Our Heritage by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov)
It's a mitzvah to eat and drink heartily on Erev Yom Kippur.  ...all who eat and drink on the 9th, and fast on the 10th, are considered by Scripture as if they had fasted on both the 9th and the 10th.

The reason why eating on the ninth is considered so great a deed that it is equivalent to having fasted, is that by doing so, we show our joy that the time for our atonement has arrived; ...since we cannot partake of a festive meal on Yom Kippur, we do so on Erev Yom Kippur instead; ...[it] provides us with the physical strength needed on Yom Kippur to focus ourselves on prayer, supplication and reflection that will lead us to teshuvah.

...Although it is a great mitzvah to eat heartily on Erev Yom Kippur, one should be careful to eat only those foods that are easy to digest....

(See further The Mitzva to Eat on Erev Yom Kippur.)

Please forgive me for any perceived offense or error. I promise it was purely unintentional and I'll try to do a better job in future.

~G'mar chatimah tovah and Chag Sameach!~

21 September 2023

They Come For Us at This Time of Year

 7 Tishrei 5784
Erev Shabbat Shuvah

What is it about this time of year that brings the nations' notice upon us?

...The reading of the haftara of Gog and Magog on Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed Sukkot is not merely a custom, but an obligation of Talmudic law. The gemara in Megilla (31a) mentions it along with the other haftarot read on the various holidays to this very day; we thus see that Chazal already saw an essential connection between the prophecy and the festival.

...Zekharia describes the war over Jerusalem as a war conducted against Israel by nations that oppose the Jewish People's national and religious aspirations. They do not want Israel to dwell securely in their land; rather, they covet it for themselves, and they therefore come to fight against Israel with imperialistic and aggressive geo-political objectives.

...the war against Gog and Magog is also understood as a war fought for the sanctification of God's name, and the battle against the nations who have assembled together for war against Jerusalem is a battle for the sanctification of God's name. (Source)

The War of GoguMagog has already begun...

  • The United Nations came into existence on October 24, 1945.  It holds its General Assembly every year beginning in September.
  • The United Nations voted to partition the Land of Israel into "two separate states, one Jewish and one Arab, to be joined in economic union, with the Jerusalem-Bethlehem region as an enclave under international administration," on November 29, 1947.
  • The Yom Kippur War was launched on October 6, 1973.
  • The Camp David Peace Accords were signed between Israel and Egypt on September 17, 1978.
  • The International Christian Embassy-Jerusalem was dedicated on September 30, 1980.
  • The Madrid Peace Conference took place starting October 30, 1991.
  • The Oslo Peace Accords were signed between the PLO and Israel on September 13, 1993.
  • The Peace Treaty between Jordan and Israel was signed on October 26, 1994.
  • The Second Intifada broke out on September 29, 2000.
  • The Abraham Accords were signed on September 15, 2020.

Is the "Saudi Normalization" agreement next?

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Ominous warnings...

Israeli tanks fire at Syrian positions on Golan Heights in first since '73 war

Wider conflict could be result of clashes between Israel and Palestinians

There is no better time of year for them to come for us.  We are on our best behavior at this time of year.  We are as good as we can get at this time of year.  

...When the Most High gave nations their lot, when He separated the sons of man, He set up the boundaries of peoples according to the number of the children of Israel. Because the Lord's portion is His people Jacob, the lot of His inheritance. (Parashat Ha'azinu, Devarim 32.8-9)

...Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled in your iniquity. Take words with yourselves and return to the Lord. Say, "You shall forgive all iniquity and teach us the good way, and let us render for bulls the offering of our lips. (Haftarah Ha'azinu, Hoshea 14.2-3) 

...Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not maintain His anger forever, for He desires loving-kindness. He shall return and grant us compassion; He shall hide our iniquities, and You shall cast into the depths of the sea all their sins. You shall give the truth of Jacob, the loving-kindness of Abraham, which You swore to our forefathers from days of yore. (Haftarah Ha'azinu, Michah 7.18-20)


"Shocker!! The Sukkot Holiday, Who is Not Invited?"

6 Tishrei 5784

Shocker!! The Sukkot Holiday, Who is Not Invited?
Rav Yehudah Richter (Part 1/2)

18 September 2023


6 Tishrei 5784

Please share these Hebrew links wherever possible...

צעדת המיסיונרים בסוכות 

אזהרה: מצעד מיסיונרי השנתי יגיע!


3 Tishrei 5784

Tzom Gedaliah

G'mar chatimah tovah l'kol Beit Yisrael...

Unfortunately, I must bring a warning to all those coming up to Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh for Chag HaSukkot that they are at risk of danger from invaders and intruders from the nations who seek our harm while professing love and devotion.  They lie in order to entrap Jewish souls and cause Jews to sin before their Father in Heaven.  

At what is supposed to be zeman simchateinu - the time of our joy - in our blessed homeland, the only place in the world we are supposed to be free from the harassment of the goyim, hordes of idolaters plan to perform their wicked avodah zarah right in our faces on our public streets, inciting Divine anger and judgment.  And they will do this with the blessing and support of this evil regime which rules over us and with the protection of the police and courts.  

What once was a simple holiday parade for Jews which started decades ago, over time was taken over by evangelical missionary groups until today they claim it as their own initiative and use it as a vehicle to expose innocent Jewish neshamot to their despicable avodah zarah.  From one eye-witness:

"...religious families with many children lined the parade route especially on Betzalel Street which divides Rehavia/Sha'arei Chesed and Nachlaot."

Jews have been misled into believing there is no halachic problem with this and now many frum families make parade attendance part of their family holiday tradition, r"l.  These are not righteous gentiles coming to show love and support for the Jews of Eretz Yisrael.  They are missionary predators coming as conquerors to crown a false god as "king" over us all!!  See and hear in their own words:

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) director David Parsons...

“Sukkot also marks the ingathering of the harvest at the end of the summer season,.... There is also at present a great harvest of souls from every corner of the world...."

"...we keep Sukkot now because of that future prophetic purpose hidden in this unique festival which will soon be revealed – and it has to do with the second coming of the Lord. Throughout the Messianic Age, the entire world will celebrate this feast because I believe it will mark the return of Jesus to the earth."
Unfortunately, it is not only the goyim we must contend with, but apostate Jews as well, who join with the goyim and call themselves "Messianic" Jews which are, in fact, Jews who have left Judaism and embraced Christianity.
“For the past thirty-five years, thousands of Christians from all over the world have come up to Jerusalem each fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. They come with much expectancy to take part in a dynamic worship experience, knowing the One we worship will soon be sitting on His throne in this great city."

“This year’s Feast will feature local and international worship leaders taking us into refreshing times of worship to Jesus. Including: Joshua Aaron (Israel), Elihana Elia (Israel), Shilo Ben Hod and SOLU (Israel)”

"...The ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles is...a prophetic statement that our Lord [Yeshu] is indeed coming soon. It declares to Israel and the Nations that a new day is dawning. The King is coming, and we are here to rejoice in His transforming power and soon arrival."


Whomever is able, please alert the Rabbanim and beg them to issue a public psak to avoid this activity.  Please share this warning with as many Jews as possible and beg them to avoid this activity at all costs.  Until the day our righteous Mashiach will have the government and will put an end to all idolatry across our Holy Land...

Fast begins: 5:12 a.m.
Fast ends: 7:04