"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)

27 October 2015

A Hairsbreadth Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

14 Marcheshvan 5776

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is ways of death." (Proverbs 14.12)

Like everything else in this World of Sheker, the geulah process is not without its "Other Side". We remain in testing mode which requires free will and that means the Satan has permission to try to lure us back into the Matrix, and even more so if one is waking up from it and learning the Truth.

Those who have awoken to their mission and to their destiny must be ever on guard because the slightest - and I mean like a hairsbreadth - deviation from the Truth will lead you far astray over time. And what's most critical to understand at this time is how the Satan will not tempt you to do "evil", but to do what is "good" in your own eyes.

We're told that this is exactly how idolatry got started. Some people got together and decided that since the stars and planets serve the Creator like ministers to a king, it would be honoring to the King of the Universe to give honor also to his "ministers" - the stars and planets. Over time, people forgot the original rationale for their actions and began to worship the stars and planets as if they were themselves divine beings apart from the Creator.

This was a way that seemed right to some men, but its end - idolatry - led to [spiritual] death.

An example of how this kind of thinking is manifesting itself in this generation is a lesson in how a subtle change, even just a tweak, to an idea can lead to serious error down the road. There are those who are today promoting greater and greater "interfaith" involvement. They see this as not only a good thing, but as a noble mission. 

Aside from the fact that it goes against the rulings of earlier poskim, it has brought about a major change in focus almost completely unnoticed. The new thinking envisions Jews as servants of the gentiles; as ministers to the nations. The reality and the Truth is that we are servants and ministers of Hashem Yitbarach and Him alone and that will never change! Do the gentiles benefit from that? You bet they do!

So, be aware and be alert to subtle changes that don't comport with our traditional Torah teachings. And be cognizant of the fact that just because a Jew wraps himself in the cloak of geulah, it doesn't mean we are all on the same side.


  1. This explains exactly what is going on and what will happen down to the last minute - Hebrew

  2. Thank you so much for that Devorah. I am truly (stomach-churingly) uncomfortable when I learn about all these inter-whatever-outreach-activities by frum yidden. And unfortunately, there seems to be no end to the disgrace.

    Some examples:

    We are supposed to be a "light unto the nations". A light doesn't do "outreach" or "dialogue", it just is, and by being itself it attracts attention. Davka, a light that reaches out is a fire that burns and destroys.

    Unfortunately, on account of the respect that religious Jews have for their rabbis, mainly they do not question what they do. The general thinking is that if a rabbi of a certain stature does something, it must be alright, but really the logic should be what does the Torah say about the issue.


  3. Yes, excellent warning Devash and also, as usual, love Elisheva's comments because I find I usually agree with her comments.
    Quite a number of years ago (think after Oslo) I mentioned to others that I've never been so disappointed and disgusted because never have I seen so much hypocracy coming out from within the Jewish religious world, seeming to make everything kosher - almost like a chazer fiesel (looks kosher because of its cloven hoof, but is treif chazir). Never looked down to those who were not or are not observant because it is either their bad choices or they just don't know better (personal sins); but when so-called Orthodox rabbis started their affiliations, associations and comraderie with other religions and giving a hechsher on practically everything - literally going against the very essence of Torah, that is just an abomination! H', we need help from Shamayim to eradicate this tumah within our midst. nili

  4. הַמַּבְדִּיל בֵּין קֹדֶשׁ לְחֹל.

    בֵּין אוֹר לְחֹשֶׁךְ. בֵּין יִשְׂרָאֵל לָעַמִּים. בֵּין יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי לְשֵׁשֶׁת יְמֵי הַמַּעֲשֶׂה:

    "who separates between the holy and the profane, the light and the darkness, Israel and the nations, the seventh day and the six days of action.


  5. Although what Elisheva says is true, if we would focus our eyes on the mainstream chareidi gedolim, who have been accepted by all, including the ultra orthodox, we will see that their views have always been in line.....
    .... and then we would never have to come to the point where we even partially trust people/Rabbis like this!

    Ben Zion

    1. Ben Zion, you're right. After I posted I realised that what I what wrote about respecting rabbis wasn't accurate enough. However, the problem remains that many of these rabbis, whilst not of the same stature as charedi gedolim, are highly respected in their mainstream shomer Torah umitzvot orthodox communities.

      I know people who personally know these rabbis, and when I have tried to broach the subject with them, including referring them to materials that said rabbis have made available in public, they won't hear a word against them. I would hazard a guess that personal charisma has a large part to play.