"Egypt" Loses Its Power Over Israel on the 15th of Nissan

"...and on the 15th of Nisan they will in the future be redeemed from subjugation to exile.” (Tanhuma, Bo 9)

31 March 2015

Rav Richter's Shiur - Parts 6 and 7

11 Nisan 5775

Rav Yehuda Richter re: Samson, Moshiach, state of Israel and beginning of redemption...

Parts 1- 5 HERE.

Part 6 HERE.

Part 7 HERE.

30 March 2015

Did An Egyptian Describe the Exodus?

11 Nisan 5775

by Rabbi Mordechai Becher

In the early 19th Century a papyrus, dating from the end of the Middle Kingdom, was found in Egypt. It was taken to the Leiden Museum in Holland and interpreted by A.H. Gardiner in 1909. The complete papyrus can be found in the book Admonitions of an Egyptian from a heiratic papyrus in Leiden. The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves (with the wealth of the Egyptians), and death throughout the land. The papyrus was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the effects of the Exodus plagues from the perspective of an average Egyptian.

See excerpts from the papyrus together with their parallels in the Book of Exodus HERE.

The Horns are Blaring! Can't You Hear Them?

10 Nisan 5775

Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them
...“Folks,” he continued, “there is no place else to go, and you understand that in your bones. You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States … there’s only one guarantee. There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel.”

Did you ever wonder why on earth the Jews of Europe waited too long to leave and found themselves trapped? Well, just look in the mirror! Sure, there were survivors, but why just survive when you can escape and spare yourselves and your families all that suffering? Why?

29 March 2015

God Speaks Through the Weather

10 Nisan 5775

Tehillim 148:8 - "Fire and hail, snow and vapor, a storm wind, performing His word."

What is He saying? "It ain't gonna be business as usual on planet Earth anymore!"

63.5°F in Antarctica: Possible Continental Record; 14 Years of Rain in 1 Day in Chile

...A new all-time temperature record for an entire continent is a rare event,.... Unwelcome rains fell this week in Earth's driest place--Chile's Atacama Desert--causing destructive flooding ...received a deluge of 24.4 mm (0.96 inches) during the 24 hour period ending at 8 am EDT March 26. That's over fourteen years of rain in one day!   (See video here.)

March heat shatters records in bone-dry Los Angeles

...This is the first March since record-keeping began in 1877 that has had six days with highs in the 90s or above in Los Angeles.   (See more on LA at the new blog GeulaWatch.)

Welcome to the ‘Double El Niño’ — and more extreme weather

...We’re about to experience a “double El Niño” — a rare weather phenomenon that climatologists had warned about several months ago. That means two consecutive years of the concentration of warm water in the Pacific Ocean that brings West Coast storms, quiet hurricane seasons in the Atlantic and busy ones in the Pacific. The danger is that this could mean more than a few months of odd weather, but instead usher in a new phase of climate change. Last year was the warmest year on record; 2015 looks set to be even warmer. “One way of thinking about global warming from the human influences is that it’s not just a gradual increase, but perhaps it’s more like a staircase, and we’re about to go up an extra step to a new level,” says climate scientist Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.


9 Nisan 5775

Eliyahu Berkowitz reports for Jewish Political News and Updates:

Rabbi Warns of Civil War in the United States
The Riminov Rebbe visited the Florida communities made up of South American immigrants from France, gave an unequivocal command to the Jews to leave and go to Israel, saying that there will be a civil war in the US.
BeHadrei Haredim reported that the Rebbe said: “Leave while you still can. The situation will get worse and it will be difficult to move from state to state. After World War II the survivors came to the great men of Israel and Hasidic leaders and asked why they had not ordered the Jews of Europe to leave and immigrate to Israel or the United States before the war broke out? The truth must be told: they said and how much they said, begging Jews to please flee the burning ground, but part of the evil decree was that they were not listened to.
“Today,” the Riminov Rebbe said, “Listen to me carefully dear Jews, whoever has in his hand to get up and go and go to the Holy Land Israel as soon as possible while it still is possible, this includes leaving large parts of South America and most of Europe.
“Also the US will be a place of danger in the war and it is still too early to say which states within the United States will survive, but many parts will be destroyed and poisoned, even civil war will break out in the United States and states will cut themselves off from the federal government. The US may not be used as a refuge but there will remain here survivors. Eretz Israel will be the safest place to survive the war, although there will also be terrible difficulties there. “
“If I can do it myself I’d get up and go to Israel and to bless the very dirt, but I do not have permission to do so – from heaven it is commanded that in the meantime I should stay here in the US,” he was quoted as saying.
In addition the Rebbe explained, saying, “I am one of the few men in our time who can say that this since it has been published all over the world that my eyes see very far away, like when I found the child Leibi [Kletzky], may his blood be avenged, and three boys in Halhul and dozens more who were missing, where others do not have permission to see and make order, and this was planted in me by God and Divine Providence and when I had to talk to many and give instructions, I do it and the Divine Presence speaks from my throat, and wherever my name goes out to, it is known that those who listen to me shall be safe”.
Associates of the Rebbe emphasized that the call was made to a small handful of worshipers after morning services at the local synagogue.

(H/T Lazer Beams

Other References to the Rimanov Rebbe:

“The Sketching Rebbe” who Found Leiby Kletzky z”l, Locates Missing Brooklyn Boy

Prophecy Coming True

9 Nisan 5775

Today's headlines read like a chapter from Tanakh...

Expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than Israel feared

US raises pressure on Israel over Palestinian state

France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel

Russia to Help Palestine Become Independent State

27 March 2015

Parshat Tzav - Shabbat HaGadol 5775

7 Nisan 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

(If you are in Israel, I hope you set your clock forward an hour last night.)

Shabbat Hagadol - Before Redemption - Rabbi Meir Kahane

For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the wicked people and all the evildoers will be like straw... (Malachi 3:19)

Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome Day of Hashem. And he will turn back [to G-d] the hearts of fathers with [their] sons and the hearts of sons with their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction. (Malachi 3: 23,24)

Then you will return and see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves G-d and one who does not serve Him. (Malachi 3:18)

Before us, then, there is a fundamental principle regarding the future of the Jewish People: Redemption can come by one of two ways. If we merit it, through repentance and deeds worthy of it – especially faith and trust in G-d, without fear of the non-Jew – it can come through G-d hastening it, quickly, immediately, “today, if we hearken to His voice”. Not only will it come quickly, but with glory and majesty, without the suffering or Messianic birth pangs of which both Ula and Rabbah said (Sanhedrin 98b), “Let it come without my seeing it”. If we do not merit this, however, then the Messiah will certainly come and the Redemption with him, but only later on, “in its time”. This redemption will be accompanied, G-d forbid, by the terrible suffering of Chevlei Mashiach, Messianic birthpangs.

We seem to have two contradictory redemption processes before us; [...] but there is no contradiction. Rather, both are possibilities. That is, either can happen, but not both. As for which it will be, that depends on the Jewish People and their deeds. If they prove worthy, they will merit redemption “in haste”, glorious and majestic, without Messianic birth pangs. Otherwise, a different process will occur, a process that does not have to be – complete redemption through unparalleled suffering, and all because of our sins and our stubbornness. Only the blind and those who refuse to see will fail to understand that today we are right at the very heart of the Ikveta DeMeshicha, “the footsteps of the Messiah”, the beginning of the redemption. This State of Israel is the beginning of G-d's wrath against the nations who do not know Him and who have profaned His name with scorn and derision. Yet, it is clear that a redemption whose beginning is based exclusively on redemption “in its time”, on, “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel” (Ezek. 36:22), on, “Not for your sake do I do this, says the L-rd G-d. Be it known unto you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel (Ezek. 36:32) has concealed within it tragedies and Messianic suffering from the Supreme King of Kings; and whoever says that G-d concedes shall concede his life (Bava Kamma 50a).

There will be no “hasty” redemption (Isaiah 60:22), glorious and majestic, devoid of dreadful suffering, unless the Jewish people return to their Father in Heaven, accept His yoke, and chiefly, unless they trust in Him completely and are ready to sanctify His name through self-sacrifice. The redemption which began despite our sins in order to sanctify G-d's name before the nations in might and splendor, has, in the hands of an “ungrateful, unwise nation” (Deut. 32:6), turned into a profanation and a blasphemy carried out precisely by those whom G-d sought to redeem. If the beginning of the redemption and the state served to sanctify G-d's name, then the only way to move on to “hasty” redemption is to continue reinforcing the Kiddush Hashem which the state's very establishment constituted. The Divine imperative is continued Kiddush Hashem through trusting in G-d, and liquidating the Chilul Hashem without fear of the non-Jew, without fear of flesh and blood. Every retreat, every submission, every concession to the non-Jew, every hand raised against the Jew, every attack, let alone murder, of a Jew in the Land, every taunt and curse by a non-Jew in the Land is a Chilul Hashem. Now, instead of continuing to reinforce the Kiddush Hashem process, the Jewish people retreat and profane G-d's name.

Whoever does not allow Jews to live everywhere in the Land, whoever ties their hands and prevents their taking the revenge of G-d and Israel against the nations who curse and revile G-d, profanes G-d's name and profanes the great miracle and the powerful dream realized by G-d at the start of the redemption.

A time will come when G-d sees that to the nations and most of Israel, it seems that “His power is gone” - He is impotent. He will see that for many Jews and non-Jews, He is “nothing”, non-existent, Heaven forbid. For many others who pay lip service to His existence, He will appear “hindered”, powerless to act, a king “caught in tresses” (Song of Songs, 7:7), without connection or relevance to the world. He will see that there are masses of Jews who keep rituals, who keep the practical mitzvot by rote, yet who in times of danger, at the moment of truth, abandon their faith and trust in G-d. For them, G-d will become like one “abandoned”, and no Chilul Hashem could be greater. G-d will then wish to sanctify His great name, transformed by faithless heretics to “nothing, hindered, and abandoned.”

Listen well, my friend, to a great axiom of redemption. Ostensibly, those who ridiculed the mourners of Zion, who mocked those who believed in redemption, were the nations. Clearly this is so, yet also countless Jews do not believe, and they ridicule those who look forward to redemption, and, in general, the whole concept of redemption and the Messiah. Do not let your brother, friend or the rabbi to whom you feel closest lead you astray by saying that redemption will come without suffering or tragedy, for that is impossible without repentance and trust in G-d through bold deeds without fear of the nations.

Redak's quotation from Isaiah is part of the following (Isaiah 26:20-21): Come, My people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath is past. For the L-rd shall leave His abode to punish the earth's inhabitants for their sin. With this, G-d informs Israel that before redemption comes, before G-d leaves His abode to punish the nations for their sin, there will be a moment of wrath; that is, a period of wrath and suffering. This clearly is referring to the war of Gog and Magog. Although it says, “Hide yourself for a brief moment”, and Redak commented that they would “suffer briefly”, woe to us for that brief moment, for it will include Jerusalem's conquest and accompanying atrocities, [...] and the nations' conquest of Eretz Israel for nine months, and in G-d's eyes, that, too will constitute just a “brief moment”. Who can measure the suffering and anguish which that moment will generate, if it comes through redemption “in its time”? All the same G-d, Who has control over time and place, has the power to transform that “moment” into a very short time, if redemption comes “in haste”. This is a major principle regarding the Messianic birthpangs, and we must not forget it.

If Israel heed G-d's voice and follow in His ways, He will subdue Gog and Israel's enemies “kim'at”, like the kim'at rega, the “brief moment” of Isaiah 26:20. Then, redemption will come quickly and “forever”.

Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, says Hashem, Master of Legions… (Malachi 3:7) And this is a repetition of the same promise that is given in Zechariah 1:3, in a tremendous oath! The redemption will come to the extent that we long for it and demand it.

~Shabbat Shalom~

26 March 2015

World on the Brink

6 Nisan 5775

The War in Yemen - have you even heard about it? Take a look at some of today's headlines...

Saudi Envoy confirms: Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen

US official: Saudis consulted US at 'high levels' ahead of Yemen strikes

US authorizes logistical, intelligence support to Saudi operation in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has 150,000 troops for Yemen operation

Houthi official says Yemen strikes will set off "wide war"

According to a BBC report

"Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years, as competing forces fight for control of the country. 

Impoverished but strategically important, the tussle for power in Yemen has serious implications for the region and the security of the West."

...Shia Iran backs the Houthis (though to what extent is unclear), while Saudi Arabia, which shares a border with Yemen, and the Gulf states, are strong backers of President Hadi. [As is the US]

Yemen is strategically important because it sits on the Bab al-Mandab Strait, a narrow waterway linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden, through which much of the world's oil shipments pass. Egypt and Saudi Arabia fear a Houthi takeover would threaten free passage through the strait.

...after months of tightening their hold, the Houthis have formally taken power.

US diplomats in hasty Yemen evacuation

The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen on Wednesday [Feb. 11, 2015], with US staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport.

The hasty exit came as thousands joined rival demonstrations over last week's Shiite militia takeover, which was widely condemned as a coup.

25 March 2015

Ben and Jerry's Charoseth-Flavored Ice Cream for Pesach

6 Nisan 5775

This so-called "kosher for Pesach" ice cream is being advertised all over and marketed to a Jewish public who is no doubt completely unaware that it is 'treif' even when it's not Pesach

Torah Jews should never buy Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Our money comes from Hashem and we are responsible for how we spend it and who we support with it. A portion of the money you are giving them is spent to promote and legitimize and even 'sanctify' a particularly heinous sin and to foster pride in that sin. Do you really want to explain to Hashem why you were a contributor???

From the Ben and Jerry's website:
Equality for All is Our Pride and Joy
June is Pride Month, and here at Ben and Jerry’s we’ve been supporting Marriage Equality for over 35 years. Our commitment to the LGBTQ community is grounded in our company’s core values, ....
The page goes on and brags about their deep involvement in promoting this aveirah, but this should be enough to convince you. Please warn others who might not know.

Wishing everyone a very happy and KOSHER Pesach!

(PS: Still in doubt? Just google "ben and jerry's supports gay pride")

If You Haven't Cried Enough Yet...

5 Nisan 5775

The seven Sassoon children who perished in a fire on Shabbat-Rosh Chodesh were recorded two weeks earlier singing Yaakov Shwekey's hit song "Cry No More"...

(h/t Anonymous Commenter)

This is their final mitzvah from beyond the grave - to deliver this message to Am Yisrael. The imagery of Pesach, the horrible tragedies and Mashiach coming at the end?!!! How can we ignore such a loud and clear message as this?!!!

"The Tragedy of the 7 Burned Kids"

5 Nisan 5775

A very important lecture - all the way through...

A "Tattered" and Tired" People

5 Nisan 5775

"...then will come Pesach and we will be a tattered bunch of tired people when we sit around the Seder table...."

28 Tishrei 5775 - Three-month-old Chayah Zissel Braun (an American citizen) was murdered by an Arab terrorist when he drove his car into a crowd exiting the light-rail train in Jerusalem. Eight others were injured, of whom, one died a week later.

12 Cheshvan 5775A Border Police officer (Druze) was killed and at least 13 people were wounded in a terror attack when an Arab terrorist drove into a crowd of people in Jerusalem.

17 Cheshvan 5775 - A young man and a young woman were run down and stabbed at a bus stop in Gush Etzion. They both succumbed to their wounds.

25 Cheshvan 5775 - Four rabbis (three US citizens, 1 British citizen) were butchered in a Har Nof synagogue and a rescuing policeman (Druze) was killed when two Arabs attacked them with guns, knives, and axes. Seven others were injured.

18 Tevet 5775 - Four French Jews were murdered by a Muslim terrorist in a Paris kosher market. They were buried in Jerusalem.

29 Shevat 5775 - Little Adele Biton lost her fight against complications from injuries she received when she was hit by a rock thrown by an Arab terrorist at her family's car in March 2013.

15 Adar 5775 - Four Border Policewomen and a cyclist were injured by an Arab terrorist when he drove his car into them on Shushan Purim in Jerusalem. He jumped out of the car with a knfe in his hand and tried unsuccessfully to stab others. 

Shabbat-Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5775 - Seven Jewish children (dual Israeli/US citizens) from the same family perished in a housefire in Brooklyn. They had lived in Har Nof until two years ago. They were buried in Jerusalem. The mother and a sister are still hospitalized in critical condition. 

Since Rosh Hashanah 5775, Kislev was the only month that did not see a terrorist attack perpetrated against Jews (unless I missed one). I don't know about you, but this latest mass funeral has just about done me in. If the aftermath of this half-year year of murder, death and funerals has not made us "tattered and tired" as we prepare for next week's Passover seder, I guess nothing ever will. I just pray that we who remain will make it to next week's seder and to the geulah shleimah beyond.

24 March 2015

The Jewish Family's Tragedy

5 Nisan 5775

Yes, I almost wrote the Sassoon Family Tragedy, but I couldn't. It's simply not confined to them alone. The loss of seven children in one home in Brooklyn on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Nisan is a tragedy for the entire Jewish Family. I had no words to express the depth of my sadness, so I chose to leave it to others. But, just now, I read something which Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi shared on his facebook page and I knew that these were the words I was lacking.

Crushing Pain
by Sara Debbie Gutfreund

The Jewish people ache with the Sassoon family. We cannot speak; we have no words.

"Ima, why did you have to tell me what happened?" one of my daughters asked me when I told her about the horrific Sassoon tragedy.

"Because you're going to be saying Psalms in school for the mother and daughter who desperately need our prayers right now," I said.

"But Ima," my daughter looked down at the kitchen table as tears filled her eyes. "Ima,seven children? Just like that? They're all gone?" Her lips trembled, and I suddenly regretted saying anything at all. "It's too much, Ima. It's really too much."

And we both began to cry.

I thought about my daughter's words as I watched the Sassoon funeral in New York even though every second of it was too much for me to watch. If it's too much for me to watch, I thought, then how can the Sassoon family take even a second of the crushing pain that they must be feeling? How can they get through this?

And then the hearses came carrying the children's bodies. I heard the grandmother screaming out her grandchildren's names, like a voice holding all the pain that ever existed, rising towards the freezing, blank sky and shattering every Jewish heart. And I watched Rabbi Sassoon lean against the black hearse and sob. It was like a surreal nightmare that we wished would end. I wanted everyone to wake up and realize that it's just been a horrible mistake. All of it.

I wanted to weave through the crowded streets of Brooklyn where thousands of Jews were there to say good-bye, and I wanted to run up to the hearses and yank open the doors. 

Eliane! Wake up! Come back, you're only 16! It's all a mistake. It has to be a mistake. David! Please! Who leaves this world at the age of 12? Please, Hashem, no! Rivkah! Eleven is when you are just about to begin to live. It's too soon to say good-bye. Yehoshua, he's only ten! He needs more time. Moshe! Wake up! Eight years old… Sarah, you cannot leave us now at six years old. Hashem, please no! And Yaakov, you're only five. Your smile, your light is still needed here. Please, wake up! This is too much. How can all seven of you be gone? It must be a terrible nightmare, a mistake. Hashem, no!

But the hearses keep going, and no one wakes up. And that night, I can't sleep. I can't breathe. I can't handle the pain. It's too much. I say Psalms. I pray for the injured mother and daughter. But the words are so hard because it is just too much. It's too much for us, Hashem. The photos of the children’s angelic, beaming faces. The scope of the loss of these precious souls for Am Yisrael. The Jewish people are aching, trembling with this pain. We cannot speak; we have no words.

It is now, when we have no more tears, that we realize that we are not a divided nation. We share in each other's joy, and we hold each other in our grief. Without each other, we would not be able to go on. It is too much for any one to bear alone.

We need each other desperately now. And the Sassoon family needs us even more. They need our prayers. They need our help. And sometimes, when the pain is too much, our prayers don't need any words. Because God knows the language of a broken heart. He knows that when we can't sleep, can't breathe, can hardly speak about this ongoing loss that we are begging Him for comfort. That we are yearning for Him to heal. That we are crying for Him to bring us out of the darkness of a world where almost an entire family dies in one night. That we are banging on the hearses and screaming for the children to come back. Their children. The Jewish people's children. Our children. Hashem, no!

Please hold them. Please hold us. It is too much for us to go on without each other. It is too much for us to go on without You.

Please pray for the full recovery of Gila bas Francis and Tziporah bas Gila.
( aish)

Getting Ready for Pesach

4 Nisan 5775

It's not just about the housecleaning!


Pesach by Rav Zvi Leshem (Midreshet Yeud)

When Adam and Eve ate from the Eitz HaDa’at (tree of knowledge), several problems resulted, plaguing humanity ever since. All of our Avodat HaShem is designed to “fix” (Tikkun) this primordial sin, rectifying creation and preparing the way for the final redemption.

Firstly their sin caused Pgam HaDa’at-the corruption of consciousness. The curiosity that cause Adam and Eve to opt for Da’at instead of relying on Emunah (faith), damaged our ability to relate properly to HaShem, Da’at being the knowledge implied in the deepest relationship. (V’HaAdam Yada Et Chava Ishto)

Secondly the misuse of language on the part of the snake to tempt Eve, by Eve to tempt Adam, and by Adam to make excuses for himself caused Pgam HaDibbur- the corruption of language. This is especially grave in light of the fact that language distinguishes humanity from animals, as a person is called Midaber, “the speaker.” Thus the corruption of language is a severe lack of human integrity. One of the manifestations is our difficulty in avoiding prohibited speech, such as Lashon Hara (Shem MiShmuel).

Thirdly of course, is the Pgam HaAchila- the corruption of eating, caused by the sin itself. Next time you are tempted to cheat on your diet realize that the temptation to eat is a very deeply engrained human trait, dating back to the beginning of history! (This is not an excuse. It should spur you on to further self-control, the cosmos depends on it!)

According to many Chassidic sources ( Rebbe Nachman and Rav Tzaddok HaKohen), the Egyptian bondage and redemption are part of the process of rectifying this primordial sin in all of its manifestations. And since every year we as individuals and as the Jewish people re-experience this spiritual journey, our Pesach experience, and especially that of the Seder, helps us to work on these three areas, Da’at (consciousness), Dibbur (speech), and Achilah (eating).

In Lekutai Aytzot (Mo’adei HaShem, Pesach 3) Rebbe Nachman says that by reciting the Haggadah out loud, we arouse our Da’at, for speech is an external manifestation of consciousness. Through this process we merit the revelation of HaShem’s Da’at, which is the essence of the redemption. This is predicated upon the understanding that the physical exile and redemption are external manifestations of a deeper spiritual process.

The fixing of Dibbur (speech) occurs through the recital of the Haggadah. The Sod Yesharim (Pesach 23) points out that according to Rabban Gamliel it is not sufficient to perform the Mitzvot, we must also discuss them. Rav Tzaddok (Pri Tzaddik, Pesach 2) goes a step further. It is not enough to discuss—we must do so in the manner of questions and answers, for only through the process of questioning can we internalize the feeling of the lack of understanding, for which the story of the Exodus provides the answers. Through this process we experience Geulat HaDibbur, the redemption of speech, as did our ancestors upon leaving Egypt.

Our eating and drinking are perfected through the Mitzvot of Matzah, Morror, the drinking of the four cups and ideally, the Passover sacrifice. The centrality of eating at the Seder is so crucial, that this is the only time of the year that we make Birchot HaMitzvah (Asher Kiddishanu BaMitzvotav Vitzeivanu) on eating! (Rav Zaddok, Pri Zaddik, Pesach 1). Even the custom of the Karpas, a vegetable, reminds us that Adam was cursed to eat from the ground instead of from the fruit of the trees. All of this eating, says Rav Zaddok, is to correct the primordial sin in general, and Pgam HaAchilah in particular.

The Mei HaShiloach (part two, Parshat Bo) sums it up beautifully. “ ‘So that the Torah of HaShem will be in your mouth’; on the first night of Pesach, HaShem commands man to refine his mouth. Indeed, the powers of the mouth are eating, drinking, and speech. HaShem commanded the eating of Matzah and the drinking of the cups of wine, and through this one refines one’s eating and drinking of the entire year…. Regarding the power of speech HaShem commands the telling of the story of the Exodus, and this protects us all year long from speaking prohibited language. This explains the verse ‘so that the Torah of HaShem will be in your mouth’, that all of the powers of the mouth will be completely perfected and filled with the words of the Torah”.

May it be HaShem’s will that we fulfill all of the Mitzvot of this holy night properly according to Halacha and with the deepest intentions. May we merit to completely rectify the primordial sin and witness the complete redemption in this Chodesh Nissan, the month of Israel’s redemption. Chag Sameach.

22 March 2015

Daniel: "We're Not Prophets"

3 Nisan 5775

Message from Daniel
Jerusalem, 17 Adar 5775

We're Not Prophets

Question: We received a number of complaints that the messages are not taking place, what's your opinion?

Answer: I'll explain the situation. We are brain-damaged, autistics, or however you would call us, we're not prophets, but even what the prophets foretold - not everything is taking place. [Negative prophecies can be cancelled.] We receive a message like for example: Stop, that's it, we're finished communicating. And after a period of time we receive a new message that we need to give over to the world, and we have to do it, we don't know why...

We receive messages about the future. It's like many great tzadikim, people above and beyond, very important Jews, giant Torah scholars - also say things, tell times - that in the end they're not fulfilled. The eternal plan of HKB"H gives several possibilities. We don't know the explanation completely, but we know one thing: Already for more than twenty years, people like us, have been warning the whole world that there will be things very much like what's happening now. Twenty years ago no one would believe in it, but it's a fact that it's happening. We're not prophets, we're not at that level, that's how Hashem decided that it needed to be, like it's written in the Gemara that it would be like this (Bava Batra 12). That there would be people like us (idiots) and children that Hashem will give them knowledge, but not complete knowledge, sometimes it's complete and sometimes it's not complete. And why? I don't know all the reasons, but one of the reasons is to give us an opening to decide for ourselves (free will), to see the truth for ourselves, without the influences of the Erev Rav world, the Amalekim and the Edomim.

We need to believe in HaKadosh Baruch Hu completely, and it doesn't matter if we will know the date of the geulah or not. It doesn't matter if one rabbi or one autistic says something that doesn't take place, it matters if we are waiting 100% for Mashiach.

The funniest of all these things is that on one hand there are understanding people who have trust in Hashem, they understand what I'm saying without saying something, they themselves already understand it, indeed it doesn't always come about the way we want or like we think or understand from the words, (on the other hand) there are people who believe in autistics and in all kinds of other people, but don't believe in Hashem.

An autistic or any other person can't be right 100% of the time in what he says, but he has to be real. If he warns the Jews and requires them to do teshuvah and says that something hard needs to occur and it doesn't happen - it doesn't matter. But, he's really a 'heretic' if he says that the world is rosy and happy, and that everything will be okay and it will be so good in This-World, and not to worry when we see clearly that the world is not like this, and the world is confused and the evildoers are pushing the countries of the world to a war like there never was in historyand also contaminating and degrading the holiness of Jews and all the world.

We say a simple thing. We've been saying it already twenty years. Whether it was me or Ben (Binyamin Golden) or Menachem or Moishelah, etc. In the beginning, when we started to speak - it was hard to believe! The world was a place of money, money, money, gelt... that is what was most important. It was a world where every material thing was important above and beyond every other spiritual thing. It was a world that lived the stories of movies, of television, fantasies, etc. A confusing world of life in a movie, a world chasing after materialism, a world of jokes - but, without happiness.

It was hard to believe that there could be in another twenty years a world so frightening and threatening to all our existence like it is now. Don't believe that there are many people in the world, like today - after all the wars, the attacks, ISIS, the disappearance of airplanes, etc. who don't know what's happening in the world, except perhaps for people who live in a remote place who don't know what's happening in the world, but most know that the world is the most frightening, that we are standing on the threshold of a war like there never was before.

There is a huge group of evil people who reincarnated again to this world, in order to arrive at the final war between good and evil, and it most certainly will be. Exactly when? I don't know, and also Ben doesn't know, and also Moishelah doesn't know, and also Menachem doesn't know. No one knows, only HKB"H knows, but one thing is clear - it will be in just a little while. It won't take much time. The world is trembling from all directions. It won't be much more time. The world is falling apart, and every smart person who knows what's happening in the world - knows that it's true. There are many people who live in fantasies, we are not to blame for it. But, Jews - the strongest message is: It doesn't matter when it will be, but it's worthwhile for all of us to take ourselves in hand and to do complete teshuvah so that we will be able to get through all these sufferings in relative ease. It will be most frightening, and all the twenty years that we spoke - this is the message that we were giving the whole time.

But,  people want facts: Which day will it be... at which hour... how will this war be... but, Hashem doesn't reveal it... a detail for what was written in the prophecies of the prophets. A Jew who learns can find exactly what needs to be, however, it also doesn't need to be exact because sometimes there are several versions and only one of them will be the right one. In which hard way will this world fall? Two-thirds will fall powerfully, will be destroyed, that's without a doubt, and it doesn't matter how - it matters what we are doing to survive.

Again:  I repeat and repeat and repeat - and it's the message of all of us all these years, and it won't change: return in repentance, return to HKB"H, throw away the golden calf, live only with the materialism that is necessary to live because how will it not be that Hashem will take from us all the unnecessary materialism. And whoever leans upon the unnecessary materialism will suffer tremendously. He can't live without it.

We're getting to the moment when it will disappear and we will have to be satisfied with a roof over our heads and the minimal amount of food to eat, etc.

Whoever believes in HKB"H knows that we will be redeemed, every real-Jew whose neshamah stood at Har Sinai and said "na'aseh v'nishmah" - this neshamah will be redeemed. Hashem won't allow any real-Jewish soul to be lost. And every Erev-Rav will disappear from reality. And it's a thing that all of us know, but the world forgets about it. The Jews themselves forget about it. Jews don't want to leave the materialism. Not everyone, B"H, there are many, many Jews who really want to come close to HKB"H and to remove as much as possible the materialism that is spoiling us. It's impossible to walk down the chareidi street without (images of) immorality, rudeness, superficial and irrelevant talk and people who are wandering around the street licking ice cream. It's impossible to walk without seeing shops, restaurants filled with chareidim for whom these places are not suitable at all.

And the Jews who want to receive Mashiach much more easily, have to go up spiritually. Only a spiritual person will be able to get through what's about to be - easier, happier.

This is the message we have been giving all the years, sometimes this way and sometimes another way, it's the basis and it's the message.

And if Moishelah writes that 'at Hanukah we will feel like the Macabim', he means the situation of the Macabim before they went out to war. The Macabim did not just for no reason go out to war, previously they [Greeks] imposed on them all kinds of laws that were against the Torah, and exactly the same thing happened this Hanukah in Eretz Yisrael, they brought down here upon the faithful chareidi Jews laws which, Hashem yishmor, making us feel threatened from the Erev Rav exactly like in the time of the Macabim. And afterwards Purim. He spoke about a rasha like Haman, worse than Haman, who we would need to be saved from, so Moishelah said. But, that's our situation! We have several evildoers upon us, that we need to be rid of them, and whoever sees the truth - sees it exactly. I won't tell their names, for people who know truth - they're very familiar. There are among them gentiles and there are among them so-called "Jews." And Moishelah also wrote: "And then will come the Passover holiday, and we will be a worn-out exhausted group of frayed people when we sit down around the table on leil haseder, with matzah and wine that Hashem will send to us in a miraculous way" (within the message of Moishelah that has the title: "I Have Been Given Permission to Reveal to You Future Events") Most of the chareidim in Israel are poor. They barely have the money to buy food the regular way all year, they barely have money for the rent, so from where will they have money to take out for food, wine, matzot, etc and etc?... Hashem will take care of them by a miracle that it should be for them like every year...

This year we will be more broken. Why? Because the world is going to come down upon us hard and strong, on the Jews especially,and on the chareidim especially. Outside of Israel - the gentiles are doing it, and in Israel - the Erev Rav are doing it. And when he says that there will be Jews who will really see Eliyahu HaNavi, but it still won't be the geulah, what does it mean? It means that the world will be in such a situation that whoever has enough faith-trust in HKB"H, he will be able to see Eliyahu HaNavi and if not with his eyes - then he will be able to feel him, to recognize him, to recognize that he is the messenger heralding the coming of our righteous Mashiach.

To reach this - it's very important, because a Jew who doesn't wait for Mashiach is in very big trouble. Every Jew needs to wait for Mashiach, and whoever does not believe that Eliyahu HaNavi will come to herald it, that Mashiach is coming, then he will miss the geulah shleimah, c"v. I'm concerned that apparently it will be a very difficult situation until Passover from all kinds of directions, for Jews as well as for the world in general. We will need a lot of strength and we will be despairing. The truth, I think that everyone already needed to be despairing in this world. And whoever doesn't see that the world is in danger, that the world is falling apart from all sides, doesn't see the evil that's flowing from all sides - I pity him. Whoever feels that he needs to fly to Thailand to have 'fun', I pity him. He's wasting the time that he could devote and his powers for doing teshuvah, to draw close to Hashem. He's empty, therefore he's looking for all kinds of experiences from outside his internalness.

And that's it. It's our regular message as always, and for all those who come back and ask: 'Why not this and why not here', I'm sure that they don't understand the message at all. I hope that my message is clear. To people of truth I'm sure there is no question about it at all and people of the lie - even if they supposedly read what we're saying, they don't understand it, they have no basis to understand it, that's the explanation and that's the truth.

I bless all Am Yisrael that we will be able to do complete teshuvah, and in the merit of this complete teshuvah - Hashem will have mercy upon us and we will receive our righteous Mashiach in happiness.

21 March 2015

Hamas-Fatah Unity: A Sign of Mashiach

2 Nisan 5775

"And two brothers will rise over [Yishmael] as princes in the end, and in their days will arise Tzemach the son of David."  (Pirkei d'Rebbe Eliezer, end of chap. 30)

"The two heads will make a covenant of brotherhood between them and will stand against Israel." (Matzmiach  Yeshua, p. 43, Rabbi Alexander Mandelbaum)


Hamas calls for Palestinian reconciliation after Israel poll

...Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal almost one year ago aimed at ending seven years of division.

That division had led to two rival seats of Palestinian government – one in Gaza and one in Ramallah– after Hamas routed pro-Fatah forces in 2007 and took control of the Gaza Strip.

20 March 2015

Parshat Vayikra - HaChodesh 5775

29 Adar 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan

"This month shall be for you the beginning of the months, it shall be for you the first of the months of the year."

 "And it shall come to pass, that every new moon, and every Shabbat, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says HaShem." 


Shabbat  shalom! Chodesh tov!!

19 March 2015

Just One Possible Scenario

28 Adar 5775

Who: Codenames - Q,R,S,T
What: NWO planning meeting
Time: Not too distant past
Place: Secret location 

Q: Top of the agenda - as usual - Israel and Palestine.

R: We've concocted an ingenious plan.

Q: Let's hear it.

R: First, we'll set up a fake political war between Netanyahu and Obama...

S: Then, we'll have Netanyahu call for new elections...

T: Then, we'll leak that Obama has sent foreign money and a special-interest group to Israel in order to undermine Netanyahu and garner support for his opposition.

Q: I see. Simple reverse psychology - the people will rally around a leader whom they perceive as under attack by foreign interests, especially one being disrespected by a foreign leader. Ok.

R: Then, we release fake poll results showing him behind, but not by so much that he can't catch up...

S: Then, we implement the old tried-and-true carrot-and-stick approach. A rally will be organized to encourage and inspire wth speeches and songs, followed by final appeals that will terrify the electorate with the thought of a possible loss.

T: To top it off, we'll make Netanyahu look so desperate to win at any cost that he is willing to retract his support for a Two-State Solution. This will be music to the ears of those ever-gullible settlers.

Q: Ah, that's the clincher indeed. And when he wins BIG, as only we can ensure...

R: That's right! Obama will now be 'justified' in giving US support to a new UN resolution demanding Israel's return to the peace process.

Q: But, unlike the Palestinians who were never held accountable for electing Hamas in a free and open election in Gaza, the Israelis will be blamed for their own fate - having 'elected' war over peace. I like it!

S: Of course, the endgame is the same as the rest of the Middle East - start a war, intervene, take control.

T: Another gain from this election is that it gave us an opportunity through the use of social media to identify who any troublemakers might be when the time comes to fully implement the plan.

Q: Good job! I'm sure I'll have no trouble selling this plan up top. It really is ingenious. Heh! Heh! Heh!

18 March 2015

Nissan to Arrive in Astronomical Splendor

28 Adar 5775

Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events
As the eclipse plunges the UK and other places into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox.
...Eclipses can only happen at new moon, when the moon appears is entirely in shadow. And the spectacular Supermoon images that are often spotted can only happen when the moon is full, since it can only be seen then.
...because the moon is new rather than full on March 20, it won’t be seen. But it will be gliding past us closer than ever, and its shadow will be visible as it blocks out the sun on Friday morning.
...The equinox will also happen on March 20. While it won’t have any discernable, direct impact on how the solar eclipse looks, it will contribute to a rare collision of three unusual celestial events.
On March 20, the Earth’s axis will be perpindecular to the sun’s rays — which only happens twice a year, at the two equinoxes. After that, it will start tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere.
As such, the equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.
This is all happening on Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan - the month of geulah.

Hear Rabbi Eliyahu Kin talk about Pesach and Geulah...

"...Pesach is not only a celebration of the past, but an introduction to the future."

Will 'Regime Change' Come to Israel?

27 Adar 5775

Has all of this been the set-up for a takeover by the nations? NBC news on a Netanyahu victory...

"...years of American peace efforts in the Middle East teetering on the brink."

"...It could mean the end of peace with the Palestinians, the end of peace with President Obama, and change the course of history in the Middle East for years to come."

Eli Yishai Still Under Attack

27 Adar 5775

Eli Yishai and his party have been under constant attack even though it's over and they are out of the government, and yet the attacks continue...
Yishai Remains Secluded at Home
...now, he is viewed as being responsible for taking seats from both Shas and Yahadut Hatorah. His failure to enter Knesset results in about 120,000 votes being trashed, votes that would have earned additional seats for the chareidi parties.
I don't know anyone who voted for Eli Yishai and his party who would have voted for any of the chareidi parties instead.  They need to know that probably most, if not all, of those 120,000 votes would not have been cast at all had Yachad not appeared on the scene. I certainly would not have voted!

Baruch Marzel expressed his feelings on facebook: "...the Knesset is only a means and not a goal! Our goal is the land of Israel and we will continue to defend it in any situation, from within (the Knesset) or without!"


Post-Election Analysis

27 Adar 5775

It appears at this writing that Yachad will not enter the Knesset and I am - relieved. I wanted them to win and I didn't. You know? What I really, really want is Mashiach! 

I think that Yachad was created by HKB"H to separate those who are faithful to Him so they could be removed, allowing for a purely Erev Rav government to take power. Now, it can fall and be replaced by Mashiach.

Purim is over. Now, the masks can come off. Geulah Girl thinks that Netanyahu and Obama will find new common ground and become "friends." For sure, the right-wing has been set up for a great disappointment as they will see that the overwhelming victory they gave to Likud (if in fact they did) will result in the very tragedies they were voting against. How else will Am Yisrael learn that the Erev Rav are pure evil and that HKB"H is our only hope of national salvation?

Gam zu l'tov!!  Baruch Hashem!!

(PS: Notice how Moshe Feiglin was removed as well.)

17 March 2015

Congratulations to Yachad, No Matter the Outcome

27 Adar 5775

With ten minutes to go before the polls close in Israel, I just want to go on record saying that if Yachad fails to "cross the threshhold", that is all the proof I will need to know that the election was rigged from start to finish. It has too much grass-roots support not to get four seats. In an honest election, I would expect it to get minimally 5-6 seats, maybe 7. 

But, as I said when the party formed and I decided to back it, it is/was a step in the right direction. And for the unity among Jews that it has generated and for the principled stand it has taken and held throughout the campaign and for every adversity it has faced with faith and trust in HKB"H, always taking the high ground, Yachad is the biggest winner out of the 2015 election for the 20th Knesset!

Kol hakavod, yasher koach and todah l'Hashem!!!

"YACHAD's Official Music Video"

26 Adar 5775

Very heartwarming...





26 Adar 5775

16 March 2015

YTA - Yerushalayim Torah Academy

26 Adar 5775

A reader sent me the following...
Yesterday, I was at the Aliyah fair in Manhattan and learned about a Yeshiva/Seminary in Israel that caters to olim and gives instructions in English. I had heard about this from a friend and needed to see it to believe it. The school's name is Yerushalayim Torah Academy. It's a high school, which makes sense because it's the older kids for whom Aliyah poses the most difficulty due to the challenges of learning the language.
You might want to post for those outside Israel who fear making Aliyah with older kids.
I want to thank this reader for making me aware of the opportunity I have here. I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of it before. You see my granddaughter is about to graduate from YTA for girls. Although she was born in Israel, she grew up in an English-speaking home full of clueless olim. She had a rough time with school until her mother heard about YTA. It was a life-saver even for the Israeli-born child of olim. 

I highly recommend YTA - Yerushalayim Torah Academy - for boys and for girls making aliyah. And I want to publicly thank Rabbi Samson and Dr. Lisa for providing my granddaughter with a very happy high school experience in Israel.

Kosher Eating

26 Adar 5775

What passes for kosher among most Jews today is not really kosher. We often worry about how unkosher eating can damage our bodies, but I wonder if we worry enough about the damage that it is doing to our souls.
...Almost everything is being influenced by the Egel Hazahav [the “Golden Calf” excessive materialism and the ways of the non-Jews]. Everything we eat has a hechsher but how much of what we eat is really kosher? How much of it is fit to be eaten by a Jew who wants truly kosher food?
And even if the food is kosher, often the wrapper or the advertisement is not kosher. That is a catastrophe because once the wrapper is not kosher the whole thing is not kosher. Because this exposes the Jew and his family to non-kosher images and foreign attitudes that can damage their spirituality, G-d forbid. This endangers their eternal life.
Ice cream, potato chips, hamburgers, chewing gum, pizzas and so on - all that junk has no place in the life of a Jew. This brings the lusts and impurity of the street inside the Jew. Coca-cola, Seven-up, Jump, etc., it's all non-kosher since it is part of the desires and lusts of the goyim [non-Jews].
Even if the ingredients are kosher, the whole street-like style is forbidden. It is similar to Adam and Eve eating from the tree of knowledge: it causes the Evil Inclination and impurities of the non-Jewish nations to come inside us. It changes us both physically and spiritually.
In addition, frequently the actual ingredients are not kosher. Much of the meat we buy today is really not kosher, or at least not on the level of kashrus a true Jew should insist upon eating. And I am not referring only to Israel, America or Europe. In this matter, there are problems the world over.
Everything is potentially problematic; the vegetables, the meat, the milk, all the various baked goods etc. Everything can be problematic because everything is influenced by huge profits. [However it is important to understand that all these and other problems are also important reasons for strengthening and encouragement, because they are signs that our Redemption is very close, and with it the rectification of all problems in the world, as promised by many prophesies in the Bible, see Isaiah 2, Mahral Netsach Yisrael chapter 35, etc. etc.].
A Jew must eat kosher. But he does not need to eat pizza, parve foods that taste like meat, parve foods that taste like cheese, all sorts of ice cream and sweets and so on. These are all part of the lusts of the gentile world.
We must be modest in everything, including in what we eat. We need to eat simple food without too many ingredients that is made at home. It is much easier to be sure of the Kashrus of homemade food, and obviously such food is much healthier for the body and for the soul....  (Source)
Something to think about and improve upon.