This is Part 2 of "The Three Wars...". (See Part 1)
I'm trying to rush this information out because I get the feeling we are near the end of this process and all stops are going to be pulled out in the very near future by the Other Side. I want us to be ready for what is yet to come. As Rabbi Richter says, "You can't let the bad guys win!"
Meantime, I'd like to leave you with an important word from the Chafetz Chaim. The first part of the quote should be very familiar, but the second part is far less well known and that is the part I'd like everyone to focus on today and think about until next week. After that, if you can find the time to read over Devorah Fastag's e-book "Whatever Happened to the Aschalta Degeula," it might be good preparation for what I hope to discuss next.
SURVIVING THE END OF DAYS
From the book The End of Days by Shmuel Raber:
The Jew’s safety raft
The Jew’s safety raft is supported by three points. The top point is the Holy One, may He be blessed, with whom we are joined by faith and properly observing the Shabbat. The second point is the holy Torah, by means of which we are connected to Hashem through loving and studying it. The third point is the People of Israel who act in accordance with Jewish law and unite to sanctify the Heavenly Name by separating themselves from the airev rav and the gentile culture.
"During the First World War many came to the Chafetz Chaim and asked him if this is the ‘End of Days’ and the war of Gog and Magog. The Chaftez Chaim answered: ‘After this war there will be a pause and then there will be another war and then another pause. Then, there will be another war and with that war the Mashiach will come…the last war will be the beginning of the redemption, and a Torah-true Jew who is completely separated from the non-Jews will not be subjugated, as we find that in Egypt when two people drank from the same cup, one (an Egyptian) drank blood and the other (an Israelite) drank water. This shows that in fact there is no rule whatsoever over a Jew who is separated entirely from the non-Jews” (Rabbi Aharon Kotler, in the name of the Chafetz Chaim, Leket Reshimot Channukah by Rabbi Noson Wachtofogel, p. 40).
I have a tradition passed down from one to another in the name of Maran HaGaon Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin, z”l, that in the final war before the arrival of Mashiach all of the righteous Jews will be saved. Who are ‘righteous Jews’? Those who are separated from the non-Jews! It does not mean that they must be one of the 36 righteous individuals, rather they must be separated from the ways of the non-Jews and have no contact with their culture! Not with their newspapers, their music and books; to be entirely separated from them. Then Hashem will say: You are Mine and you are under a different authority so no one else will rule over you” (Ibid., p.41)God willing and with His help and blessing, we will talk much more about this in the near future as it is the key to the final test of our time.
See also: Whatever Happened to the Aschalta Degeula by Devorah Fastag