31 October 2011

"5 X Worse than Irene"

3 Cheshvan 5772
(H/T Global Disaster Watch)

The deadly snowstorm on US East Coast killed at least six people and left more than three million homes without electricity.

Snowstorm damage 'five times worse' than Tropical storm Irene - The idea of snow in October - no matter the amount - was far-fetched enough that when forecasts late last week began calling for several inches of snow, many throughout Connecticut were skeptical. Even the most panicked meteorologists, though, weren't aware of just how stunningly powerful this weekend's freak winter storm would be.

On Sunday night, the president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light and Power, laid things out in perhaps the most eye-opening way for a state only beginning to move on from Tropical Storm Irene.

The damage from the storm was "five times worse" than that delivered by Irene. More than half of customers throughout the state remained in the dark. Early this morning, the number of outages had begun to slowly recede. CL&P, which had more than 800,000 outages earlier in the day, reported 772,155 at 12:15 a.m. -- still an astonishing 62 percent of customers. Even as the number of outages began to drop, the total early today was still higher than it was at any point following Tropical Storm Irene. At 12:15 a.m. there were 45 cities and towns throughout the state completely in the dark, including Monroe, Oxford, Seymour, Redding, New Fairfield and Washington. There were also outages for 97 percent of customers in Newtown, 92 percent in Bethel, 87 percent in Ridgefield, 75 percent in Brookfield and 55 percent in Danbury. Emergency shelters and warming centers are open throughout the state Sunday night so residents without power won't have to brave potentially record low temperatures in their homes. 45 transmission lines and 15 substations are damaged. Officials said it could take days -- or more than a week -- before all power is finally restored.

"This is THE LARGEST NUMBER OF POWER OUTAGES WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED," more than Tropical Storm Irene. "We are expecting extensive and long term power outage. This is a historic storm, NEVER BEFORE in anyone's recollection or anyone's review of history has such a storm hit the state so early." School closures are likely because many bus routes remained blocked and school buildings without power. Strong winds with gusts as high as 29 mph have lead to more power outages. As snow falls from tree limbs, the branches snap back, breaking power lines. Damage to 164 ATT cell phone towers will result "degraded service" beginning this afternoon. Two-thirds of the flights at Bradley International Airport were back on normal schedules. In Danbury, 64 percent of the city is without power. "I would term it a catastrophic situation." More than 200 roads are closed in the area. There were hundreds of accidents reported across the state caused by a combination of slippery snow, downed trees and poor visibility. Saturday's storm, which didn't garner significant attention from meteorologists until Thursday night, SHATTERED OCTOBER SNOWFALL RECORDS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND and left more than a dozen towns either mostly or entirely without power throughout the state.

27 October 2011

26 October 2011

Message from Binyamin at end of year 5771

28 Tishrei 5772

There are a few new messages that need to be translated. I started with a short one. (Q & A to follow)

Message from Binyamin

There will yet be very big things. And what more is there to say!? At long last, what we have been talking about for seventeen years is beginning to take place. It’s not ‘beginning,’ because the process already started some time ago. And still, with all the troubles and with all the falls, with the money as well as the bizarre and difficult things from nature, also wars in every place and riots everywhere, and seeing the sheker, that it ascends and rises more and more, being exposed more and more, in every corner, in every place. With all this, at the moment that there is a drop of calm – a majority of the people return to what was. They don’t think about teshuvah. They don’t think about drawing closer to Hashem. They’re returning to the same nonsense, to the same concepts which are just the sheker of olam hazeh, and therefore, much greater troubles are coming now and almost without a break between them. [Sanhedrin: “If you see troubles pulling like a river, etc.”] Until Hashem will repair all the true Jews. In Egypt, it took a whole year, all the plagues, with breaks between them, but for us, there won’t be a lot of time in between one and the next – like now.

Like we said once, you’ll look above and it will come from below; you’ll look right – it will come from the left. Now, it’s from the right as well as from the left, from above and also from below, and from one side and also from the other side - from every place. It’s impossible to know where to look and what to think.

For the not-intelligent people who are still planning for the future six months ahead when there will be some social gathering or in hopeful expectation of some trip that they will make abroad. So, I ask very much from them: To see the truth, that it’s impossible to know what will happen from moment to moment, and now, especially, it will be what it will be, very difficult for those who do not trust in Hashem. For those who do trust in Hashem and are truly waiting for Mashiach….and truly weep over the Shekhina’s suffering, it will be the greatest joy.

So, those who understand what I’m saying, I bless you that all of us together will receive our righteous Mashiach in mercy and happiness. And to those who don’t understand what I said, I pity you and pray to HKB”H that nevertheless, he will save you in power.

(Re-posting due to problem with Blogger)

23 October 2011

New Messages in English

26 Tishrei 5772

You can read new messages from the autistic children here.

16 October 2011

Is this IT?

18 Tishrei 5772

Could this be the spark that starts WW3? Tuesday is Erev Hoshanah Rabbah.

The Yalkut Shimoni (Yeshayah 59) relates the following:

“Rabbi Yitzchak said, at the time of the revelation of
Mashiach, the kings of all the nations challenge one another. The king of Persia challenges the king of Arabia, and the king of Arabia goes to Aram to seek their counsel. The king of Persia arises again and lays waste the whole world, and all the nations of the world are distressed and frightened and fall on their faces and they are seized by pains like birth pangs. Yisrael too is distressed and frightened and asks, ‘Where shall we turn?’ And Hashem answers them, ‘My children! Do not be afraid. All that I have done, I have done only for your sake. What are you afraid of? The time of your redemption has come.”
US on global alert for Iranian reprisal that may jeopardize Shalit releaseA worldwide advisory published in Washington Wednesday, Oct. 12, warned UScitizens to beware of Iranian-instigated terrorist attacks following the uncovering of an Iran-directed plot to assassinate Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir and bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies.
Iranian radicals look for a limited clash with the US
The motivation for the foiled Iranian-instigated plot to murder the Saudi ambassador to Washington at his favorite eatery, Café Milano in Georgetown, is revealed by debkafile's Iranian sources as a bid by a super-radical faction at the top of the Iranian regime to draw the United States into a limited military clash. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved the plot when his son and heir Mojtaba, 42, and the Al Qods Brigades commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani presented him with their "grand plan.

Big US airlift drill starts Monday. Fresh Hamas demands for Gilad ShalitThe United States launches a large-scale strategic airlift exercise over the Middle East Monday, Oct. 21. Tuesday, the day of the Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit, the giant transports carrying command and combat units will practice swift emergency landings in Israel and Saudi Arabia. The US, Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi armies are on high military preparedness amid warnings of terrorist attacks to disrupt the prisoner exchange and avenge US charges of an Iran-instigated plot to murder the Saudi ambassador.

(More on all the above at Debka.)

Moadim l'Simcha!!

06 October 2011

Something to Think About Before Yom Kippur

8 Tishrei 5772

From The Book of Our Heritage by Eliyahu Kitov

“…one who habitually sins and overcomes his habit through repentance, and uproots that sin from his being and totally abandons it, is said to be as desired by G-d as one who offered a rich sacrifice on the altar---and his reward is exceedingly great. The more that a sin has become a part of a person, the greater the reward for repenting.

The same is true concerning a place, a time, or an age. For example, if one sees a place where people are prone to commit a certain sin, know that this particular sin is the greatest source of accusation against them. Hence, repentance from this sin is more important that any source of merit that might exist and is more highly regarded by G-d than any good deed. If they will repent this sin, their repentance will assist them in overcoming all other trangressions. But, if they do not repent, even if all their other acts are good, then they will be considered to be like one who immerses himself in a mikveh for purification while holding an impure object in his hand!

If there is an entire generation which is known for a particular trangression, then the sensitive among them should rectify that particular failing more than other failings, for their repentance will tip the scales on behalf of all the others who will emulate their behavior and also repent."

G'mar chatima tova. Shabbat shalom and Chag Sameach!

03 October 2011

Message - "5772" End

5 Tishrei 5772

Lipi's Message - "I am very sad"
14 Elul 5771

I am very sad. Very sad that in days so difficult and dangerous, the Jews are busy with disputes. The Jews are busy with falsehood. The Jews are busy with severe sins. The Jews are busy with the Golden Calf, with the lusts and materialism of the Egel. I am sad, very, very much, that Am Yisrael doesn't understand that this is the end, that we are standing before a very huge and difficult war, not only in Israel, but also the world.

The changes in This World in all of this world, from two years ago, are really astonishing. Changes that are hard for us to digest. And there is, for the majority of the people in the world, a will not to believe that the world, in fact, is not the same world it was ten or twelve years ago.

We, the Jews, are standing before a huge birur - a clarification. Also, the whole wide world stands before a huge birur. But, especially important to me - the Jews.

And the Jews, in general, the majority, don't want to believe that the end has arrived. Like two thousand years, approximately, we have been wandering around the world, in exile, sometimes living in a very good way, materialistically, and sometimes a life in a situation of very high spirituality, but usually, the two don't go together. And therefore, the situation today is one of materiality. And there are very many Jews who are of the opinion that the materialism and spirituality can co-exist. But, that can't be. Materialism and spirituality, which is closeness to Hashem, cannot co-exist. Under absolutely no circumstances. And now, at this moment, without waiting, every Jew must choose. Whether he wants the materialism or the spirituality. But both of them, impossible. They must choose only one from the possibilities. And materialism is not only silver and gold, it's also faith in other powers, foreign powers. And this is to believe in low powers. But, there are Jews who believe that low powers have like saved them.
(i.e. IDF, American political support, etc.)

And spirituality is closeness to the Holy One, blessed be He. And to live a life of spirituality - that is to say, to live all the time the will of Hashem, every day and every night and all your life. If he is a spiritual person - that's what there is in his head.

And now will be the big choice, this Rosh Hashanah. Every Jew is choosing where he wants to be. Whether he wants to be with the Golden Calf, which means the death of spirituality and materialism forever, G-d forbid, or whether he wants spirituality, which is proximity to Hashem forever. [I Kings 18: 21 - "And Elijah drew near to all the people and said, 'Until when are you hopping between two ideas? If the Lord is God, go after Him, and if the Baal, go after him.'"]

It's the end, it's the end. We are drawing near the end at the speed of lightning. Many Jews have awakened from their slumber. And every one who chooses materialism and distance from HKB"H, suddenly at the end, he will understand that maybe, actually, not maybe - of course, that he made the biggest mistake of his life, And this he will understand at the end before death, and then he will die, G-d have mercy.

I very much warn all the believing Jews about lashon hara. Because slander is possible, G-d forbid, to bring down the holiness from Am Yisrael. Woe to you, woe to you. The punishment is too great even to explain to you.

I bless all the Jews for a good year, a year of redemption and salvation, that every Jew and Jewess, boy and girl, will receive our righteous Mashiach in mercy and joy.

[Quoting tractate Chovot Halevavot... "Love of this world and love of the world to come, they are two problems, one to the other. Fire and water, that can't co-exist."]

02 October 2011

Message - "5772"

5 Tishrei 5772

Daniel's Message, 28 Elul 5771

Am Yisrael, I want to wish you shanah tovah, but how can I wish you shanah tovah; this is my problem. What can I say that I haven't already said? But, let's begin and I will tell you what is in my heart and what I know from various sources.

Am Yisrael, truly, truly, the world as we have known it is finished. It's finished. Everybody can see it. He only has to want to accept the truth and to see that it's impossible to continue with the drunkenness that's been until now. It's finished! Do you hear? It's finished! There are here and there traces of what once was, but it's finished.

In the world, the Shechina is disappearing from all the lands and is gathering in Eretz Yisrael. What are you still doing there? What else are you benefitting from there? The exile is finished, the world of unnecessary materialism is finished. What else do you have there?

This World is being revealed as one big lie; everything is a lie. You see it already; everyone sees it already, but don't want to accept it.

It's finished because it's impossible to continue with a world of falsehood, that a person is not able to believe in anyone or anything, impossible.

Even a person who doesn't believe, G-d forbid, in HKB"H, has to believe in something. At least, to believe that his friend is honest with him, that his Prime Minister is honest with him, wants the good of the citizenry, but this, too, is no longer. They've revealed themselves, all over the world, as liars who only want to suck from the little guy all the money that he has and after they've sucked it all from him, they throw him in the trashcan.

But, Am Yisrael, Am Yisrael, you feel it, that in the near future, now, now, now, 5772, there will be huge things, unbelievable things. Indeed, for those who know the prophecies, it won't come as a surprise. Those who put their trust fully in Hashem, it won't be a surprise for them. They will come through it much more easily, but those who don't have a clue, who don't have real faith and trust in HKB"H, and it doesn't matter if they are Shabbat observant or not Shabbat observant, they won't be able to get through it.

The situation is bad. All the institutions that we put faith in, have been revealed as empty and full of falsehood, who don't have the good of the citizen at heart or at will or at service, only falsehood.

Leave the lie, return to HKB"H, trust in Him, know in truth that only He is omnipotent, the "Hakol Yachol." That He directs us in this world to the world to come, to the world of Mashiach, a complete world, calm, that only goes up and up in spirituality, ascending, ascending, ascending in the direction of HKB"H.

And after this, the seven thousandth, that will be something so wonderful that we don't know how to describe at all, hard for our imaginations to understand it.

Am Yisrael, I suggest to you, in truth, I can't tell you more, but now, I will say this in preparation for Rosh Hashanah: Am Yisrael, those who are in exile and those who are in Eretz Yisrael, return to HKB"H, those who are abroad, return, return to Eretz Yisrael, with all that is happening, it is the most secure place.

The Zionists? There are no more Zionists. There are various Jews that are sitting in the Knesset who are stam evildoers, decidedly not Zionists. Erev Rav, Amalek, evil ones. No longer Zionists. They're dead, all of them, and if there are here and there some old ones who still remain from then, he's also no longer Zionistic. He's either Amalek or Erev Rav. There are no Zionists, only evildoers, like all the gentiles in the world.

The Chareidi community is full of Amaleks and Erev Rav, so return to Eretz Yisrael, to the Holy Land. At least to demonstrate to HKB"H that we are ready to return home, that we want the redemption already, that we want to sit on the ground, not in the State of Israel, but in the Land of Israel, upon the ground that is holy.

It's worthwhile, really worthwhile to return. And those who are not able, return to HKB"H. He will bring you on eagle's wings. Only those who truly put their trust in Him, only those who truly believe in Him and trust in Him and know that He is "Hakol Yachol." (He can do anything.)

We are entering now, with G-d's help, to 5772. All the signs are that this is the year of redemption, all the signs in every place. All the prophecies show that we have a huge chance that this is the year of redemption.

And if, G-d forbid, not, then of course, this is the year that the world turns upside down, because the world can't continue like it is. The world has deteriorated very quickly. It cannot last.

So, Am Yisrael, I wish you shanah tovah, k'tivah v'chatimah tovah, and I request from you, to return home, to actively return to HKB"H with all your heart, with all the essence of the person. Also to return to Eretz Yisrael, not the State of Israel, the Land of Israel.

Shanah Tovah.

We're All a Work in Progress

4 Tishrei 5772

I don't remember where I originally got this story, but it really struck home with me when I first read it and it has stayed with me ever since. I found it again in my email archives from 2005. It seems especially poignant at this time of year and at this time in history. Enjoy!

There was a couple who used to go to England to shop in the beautiful stores. They both liked antiques and pottery and especially teacups. One day in this beautiful shop they saw a beautiful teacup. They said, "May we see that? We've never seen one quite so beautiful."

As the shop owner handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke. "You don't understand," it said. "I haven't always been a teacup. There was a time when I was red and I was clay. My master took me and rolled me and patted me over and over, and I yelled out, 'Let me alone!,' but he only smiled, 'Not yet.' Then I was placed on a spinning wheel and I was spun around and around and around. 'Stop it! I'm getting dizzy!' I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, 'Not yet.' Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked on the door. I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as he shook his head, 'Not yet.'

"Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. 'There, that's better,' I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. 'Stop it, stop it!' I cried. He only nodded, 'Not yet.' Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. All the time I could see him through the opening nodding his head and saying, 'Not yet.'

"Then I knew there wasn't any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, 'Look at yourself.' And I did. I said, 'That's not me. That couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful!'

"'I want you to remember then,' the master said, 'I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened; you wouldn't have had any color in your life. And if I hadn't put you back in that second oven, you wouldn't survive for very long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.'"