27 February 2020

26 February 2020

"In the Perspective of the Jewish Idea"

2 Adar 5780

Guest Post by Yekutiel ben Ya'akov:

Corona Virus – The cause and the cure. Trump Plan, Temple Mount, and More.

Jewish Law obligates every Jew to research the cause of natural disasters, plagues; even those disasters that hit far away gentile nations, not to mention global crises that affect every human being on the face of the earth, including severe potential harm to Jews worldwide. In fact, we are required to fast, pray and contemplate what we must do to correct the ills that have triggered this Divine punishment. The Talmud in Yevamot (63a) says any significant world event and tragedy is really meant for the Jews. G-d, in His infinite mercy gives the world and the Jewish people an opportunity to prevent the further spreading of tragedy by correcting our ways and repenting. Punishment is a reward to those who have the eyes, humility and heart to make the necessary changes, in order to stop the suffering. Those who believe in G-d and in the truth of His Torah, believe that G-d is not a liar, who promises reward and punishment to man based on his deeds.

The Rambam (Taanit 1, 3) and Shulhan Aruch, (Orach Haim Taf Kuf Ayin Vov, paragraph 2) quote the Talmud and the biblical verse (Vayikra 26, 27) and go as far as to say, that those who refuse to see the hand of G-d in natural disasters, plagues and such, and who think that it is all coincidental, refusing to mend their ways, are guaranteed more tragedy and more such coincidences.

Thus, it must be easy enough for man to connect the dots; connect the punishment to the crime, so as to be able to understand what has brought the wrath of G-d upon us, with this horrible epidemic. Otherwise, how can we be expected to know how to repent? What specific sin or set of sins causes any given disaster? We Jews have 613 commandments, and the gentiles have their seven Noachide Laws. How do we know how to correct our behavior, if we don’t know what particular behavioral flaw needs most correcting? Surely there are many laws which most of us violate. Therefore, we must objectively seek the Torah solution which can be done in cases where the sin is blatant and evident, particularly if the Torah gives us a specific warning to beware of a specific punishment to those who transgress on that specific commandment. In many cases it might not be spelled out that clearly in the Bible, and we may need to look around us, to see the obvious answers and clues. Sometimes, the punishment is so similar in character to the sin, and screams forth, “measure for measure”. 

Regardless, G-d is not arbitrary and cruel and the clue must be apparent to those who truly seek to find G-d’s answers. Just as G-d dishes out the punishment, He also creates visible clues for all to see. Jews with eyes, who refuse to see, will helplessly and blindly stumble upon the clues, like blind fools.

Find here some ideas, food for thought:

What is Corona?

Corona – in Hebrew spells Kra Na El Hashem = Please call out to G-d

Corona connection to the Temple Mount.

Corona means crown. The crown and heart of the Jewish people is the Temple Mount. The mount is being surrendered to Arab control under the custodianship of the Jordanians and the Islamic WAKF. Let us not forget that our sages teach us that one of the reasons for the miserable plague during the time of King David that killed ten’s of thousands of people was due to our sin of not building G-d’s Temple on the mount, the Beit HaMikdash. G-d’s palace. G-d’s crown is not whole without His palace, on Judaism’s holiest site. It is no coincidence that Corona hits the headlines and breaks out on the very days that the headlines burst forth words of accolades by Jews who were overwhelmed with joy to embrace the Trump plan. For the first time, there was an unprecedented and historic surrender by Jews of our sovereignty on the Mount – God’s crown. The Trump plan goes as far as to invite a billion Moslems to come and worship on the mount. Jared Kushner made this argument in his effort to sell the deal to the Arabs. For the first time ever, Moslems worldwide will be welcome to come on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

If this plague bares any resemblance to the one that afflicted King David’s empire, then it will only be cured when the Jews assert their sovereignty on the mount and commence the building of the third Temple.

Corona’s Hebrew root Kore or Kere means, among other things, coincidence, calling and name.

Corona = same root as Kerre, literally translated as coincidental happening usually used in halachic liturgy in a derogatory manner to define/describe man’s refusal to recognize divine punishment or one who sees natural disasters and plagues as nothing more than arbitrary coincidence, or as natural course of events.

Inherent within the very name of the virus is the concept that we must delve into the cause and seek to repent.

Similarly the Zika virus, which in Hebrew means, cause or connection…

Carried by a bird rat – bat. A bird that is really a rat. That is essentially a blood sucking mammal.

The very same time that our good friend, Pres. Donald Trump finally unveils his long awaited deal, the virus breaks. The deal, is nothing more than a fake peace deal. The bat may look like a bird, with wings, but it is a fake bird, that will ultimately suck our blood.

The atalef which means bat in Hebrew comes from the same root as the Ayit, which is an eagle or vulture. They “at” on their prey below. The eagle is the symbol of America. The Ayit – has the same gematria as Trump. Trump deal and in Corona is the same gematria.

Isolation is the only solution.

No coincidence that the headlines blared in stereo – Corona and the Trump deal.

There is no known medical cure to Corona as of yet. The only thing that could stop the spreading of corona is isolation.

Isolation of Israel is the only solution for Jews who wish to bring salvation and redemption upon Israel. Faith not in Trump but in the G-d of Israel. In fact, as the Talmud teaches us, Moshiach can only come when the Jews rely on G-d and know that it is He who brings them salvation and not the aid of any given ally or superpower.

The embrace of the Trump deal and the timing of Israel’s stalled implementation of the annexation frills, are all centered around Israel’s obsession with world opinion, particularly Trump’s opinion. The antithesis of the remedy to exile and darkness is represented in this deal. The opposite of isolation is Bibi’s prime selling point of the deal as well as his great “accomplishments”: look how the world now loves us and recognizes our rights.

Other vital lessons to learn from the outbreak of Corona:

Man is vulnerable. When tragedy hits it takes down the good with the bad. It is hard to conceive the speed and intensity. Those Jews who live abroad need to contemplate the following realities:

Flights are easily halted. People are left behind without ability to come home to Israel, in time. Somehow, many anti-Semites are effectively linking Jews to Corona and blaming the Jews.

For the Jew in Israel who seeks to find health, wealth and happiness abroad, you may find yourself trapped in danger.

It is no coincidence that atheist communist China was hit first – largest most dense population of kofrim! So much of the global economy is affected by China’s lockdown.

Most outstanding for violating one of the 7 Noachide laws, as they are accustomed to literally eating limbs and parts of live animals, not only bats.

Corona = gematria b'sheva = in Seven. Seven laws of Noach. Seventh day – Shabbat.

Also HaCorona -The corona in gematria equals B'Ramim, that Hazon Ish translates to mean diseases. The gemara teaches us that The Ramim come to straighten crooked hearts…

Israel, have faith in G-d and not in Trump or any other man. Israel, a nation that dwells alone.

25 February 2020

The Symbol of Assimilation - Now on Sale

1 Adar 5780
Rosh Chodesh Bet

Who here does not understand the symbolism exhibited on this mezuza case on sale at a popular Jerusalem department store?

It's the Christian symbol of the New Testament's "One New Man" - Jew (menorah) and Christian (fish) joined together. Each loses his former individuality and becomes instead a hybrid - Judeo-Christian - which finds common ground in modern Zionism and is often exemplified by the combining of the US and Israeli flags.

[See further HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.]

This is Hellenism for the 21st century.  It's a celebration of assimilation and the ultimate "final solution." And it's becoming ubiquitous in the State of Israel.

"The Black Swan"

30 Shevat 5780
Rosh Chodesh Adar Alef


23 February 2020

A Tale of Two Religions - One True, One False

29 Shevat 5780
Yom Kippur Katan

There's an old saying:  "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."  A lot of truth can be found in "old sayings."  And this one is best exemplified today by the relationship between the Church and the Synagogue.

Traditionally, that relationship was depicted like this...
ECCLESIA ET SYNAGOGA, the name given to the symbolic representations in Christian art of the Middle Ages of the victorious Church and defeated Synagogue, symbolizing the triumph of Christianity. The representation is often found in medieval Christian manuscript art. It also became a conventional decoration in many medieval churches, especially in France, England, and Germany, and took the form of two graceful female figures, usually on the outside of the building. The Church is shown erect and triumphant, bearing a cross; the Synagogue is usually blindfolded and dejected, bearing a broken staff and sometimes decorated with the Tables of the Ten Commandments symbolizing the Old Testament. The best known statues of this type are on the exterior of the cathedrals of Strasbourg and Bamberg. They are also found in Rheims, Paris, and Bordeaux. In England, they figure, generally in a mutilated condition, in Rochester, Lincoln, Salisbury, and Winchester. The representation of the blindfolded synagogue was paradoxically reflected even in Jewish manuscript art: as for example in the miniature of the blindfolded Torah with her spouse, the People of Israel, in a 14th-century manuscript prayer book (Hamburg, Cod. Lev. 37; possibly having a symbolic meaning, representing the Torah and the People of Israel).  (Source)
In 2015, Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia commissioned a large sculpture by Joshua Koffman showing the pair in harmony. The sculpture is aimed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration Nostra aetate. Both personifications wear crowns and hold their respective Holy Scriptures, the pair suggesting the notion of learning one from another. The final, bronze cast version of the sculpture was blessed by Pope Francis at St Joseph´s University in September 2015.  (Source)
Some might see the second depiction as an improvement over the first, but that would be a mistake...

Judaism and Christianity are not equals in any way. They are complete opposites, pretty much the way the medieval church depicted it, but it is the Synagogue that will be victorious in the end, not the Church, because the Synagogue marks the path to Truth and the Church is founded on a pack of lies.  

This reminds me once again of the Midrash about Eisav putting on a tallit at the End of Days...
In the future, Esau will wrap himself in a tallis, sit down next to Yakov and say to him, "You are my brother"....Yakov will say to him, "My brother, you will not be like me. I will lead you to death, I will be the pestilence that leads you to Sheol (Hoshea 13,14). Had I upheld decrees that you promulgated against me, I would have been guilty at the eyes of Heaven. Had I violated them, you would have killed me (Yalkut Shimoni, Yirmiahu 333).

"That was Esau's intention when he told Yakov, 'Let us travel together and I will go before you' (Genesis 33,12). He wanted them to join together in both this world and the world to come, to meet each other halfway, with each modifying his conduct until they were alike (Yalkut Shimoni, Genesis 133).
This "meeting halfway" is accomplished by Christians "embracing" [their Christianized idea of] the "Torah" and the Jews accepting the "Jewish messiah."  How has anything really changed???  Practically speaking, it hasn't!  This is just assimilation with tallit and tefillin and a kippah or headscarf!

There is absolutely nothing that Christianity can teach the Jews and there is absolutely no compromising on the Torah of Sinai!! 

20 February 2020

"Antisemitism 2020 - 101"

26 Shevat 5780
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Mishpatim - Sheqalim/Mevorchim


Coronavirus Believed to Have Been Engineered

25 Shevat 5780

You don't have to be a prophet to see where this is going.  You just have to have a healthy skepticism when it comes to reportage and be able to fill in the pieces of the Big Picture.  One thing is for sure, China did not do this to itself.  But HKB"H didn't stop it because, as has been pointed out in numerous places, they actually had it coming, sad to say.

18 February 2020

Another False Religion Rears Its Ugly Head

24 Shevat 5780

The pitiful Christians keep reinventing themselves in order to attract Jews to their cause.  Here is just the latest attempt - a variation on the Erev Rav's assimilationist, Zionist-centered Judeo-Christianity.

"...Our hearts are to see friendship and cooperation built between Jews and Christians and we believe Biblical Zionism is the way to our collective better future."
And who is promoting it but Har Brachah Rabbi Eliezer Melamed's favorite "righteous" gentiles - Waller Family and Friends of HaYovel fame.

Lacking any leadership on a par with our Rambam, they had to invent their own "Thirteen Principles."  And why...?
"In recognition that world peace is impossible without peace first between Christians and Jews, we lay forth these principles which can serve to unite Christians and Jews on grounds held common by all Biblical Zionists."
Unfortunately, having only really known the "Messianic" houses of avodah zarah and having only learned at the feet of the Erev Rav "Jews", they are so ignorant of authentic Judaism that they have no clue about the unbreachable chasm that divides real Jews from them.

Many, many well-meaning, self-described Orthodox Jews, especially in Judea and Samaria, are all in with these so-called Christian Zionists.  Many share in the crimes of these missionaries to assimilation as they have gone so far as to welcome them into their homes, give them jobs and help them to establish domiciles (a foothold for the future) in our Holy Land.

If you never get anything more than this, then this will suffice:  they are not your "friends;" they are an intractable foe!

We need to recommit ourselves to spreading this very message and reinforcing it at every opportunity - that there is no equality and no common ground whatsoever between Christians and Jews.  Judeo-Christian "Biblical" Zionism is just another false religion which will go the same way of all false religions while those faithful to the covenant of his fathers will stand forever.