29 July 2011

"Hit Hard"

27 Tamuz 5771

About June 11th, the autistic messages reported the following:

"The majority of the Jews abroad are not waking up, but in the very near future, they will get hit hard. And I hope that they will wake up. And also, here – the majority of the Jews are not waking up, and also here they will get hit, but not like abroad. "

What could be harder than Jew on Jew murder in the frum community?

One month after that message was given, on July 11, 2011, 9 year-old Leiby Kletsky went missing in Boro Park, Brooklyn in New York. His dismembered body was found two days later after a massive search effort by the Jewish community and rescue services. Jews worldwide had been praying for his safe return.

We read in subsequent reports how the murderer, a member of the frum community, had helped in the search and even attended a wedding after the kidnapping, but before killing his victim.

Two weeks later, on July 28th, this time in Israel, Rabbi Elazar Abuchatzeira of Beer Sheva has been murdered and if initial reports are to be believed, the murderer was a frum Jew known to the rabbi. One report quotes Israel's Chief Rabbi Yona Mtzger saying, "I believe such a shocking thing has never happened before."

There is no question in my mind that this is a clear fulfillment of the words of the autistic children. Is there any yirei Shamayim out there who is not wide awake after this? The real question, however, is will we listen to the entire message and follow the advice we've been given or will we continue to suffer further consequences of ignoring Hashem's efforts to get our attention?

Shabbat Shalom.