29 Elul 5779 Erev Rosh Hashanah On the Day of Judgment, as the King sits to open the books - who will live and who will die - may He overlook our shortcomings and count our steadfast loyalty to Him and to His Holy Torah as worthy of continued life and service to Him in the coming year 5780.
On the last day of his life, Moshe gathered together every member of the Jewish people, from the most exalted to the lowliest, old and young, men and women, and initiated them for the last time into the covenant of God. What was new about this covenant was the concept of ערבות, responsibility for one another, under which every Jew is obligated to help others observe the Torah and to restrain them from violating it. This is why Moshe began by enumerating all the different strata of people who stood before him...
You are standing today, all of you, before Hashem, your God: the heads of your tribes, your elders, and your officers - all the men of Israel; your small children, your women, and your proselyte who is in the midst of your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water, for you to pass into the covenant of Hashem, your God, and into His imprecation that Hashem, your God, seals with you today.
...and why he said (v. 28) that God would not hold them responsible for sins that had been done secretly, but that they would be liable for transgressions committed openly (Or HaChaim). This is essential to the worldview of the Jew, for it explains why one may not be apathetic to the shortcomings of others and why public desecrations of the Torah are the concern of every Jew of good conscience. (Stone Edition Chumash Commentary)
Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, and I will form a covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, a new covenant. Not like the covenant that I formed with their forefathers on the day I took them by the hand to take them out of the land of Egypt, that they broke My covenant, although I was a lord over them, says the Lord.
For this is the covenant that I will form with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will place My law in their midst and I will inscribe it upon their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people.
And no longer shall one teach his neighbor or [shall] one [teach] his brother, saying, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know Me from their smallest to their greatest, says the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will no longer remember. (Yirmiyahu 31.30-33)
26 Elul 5779 What's coming is really the worst yet. But, before I explain, let me preface it with this reminder. Adam and Chavah did not wait. Had they obeyed Hashem's command to abstain from eating from the Eitz Da'at Tov v'Ra, it would have been allowed to them on the first Shabbat and the redemption would have arrived. B'nei Yisrael did not wait. Had they ignored the demands of the Erev Rav and not made the Eigel HaZahav, but waited for Moshe Rabeinu to descend from Har Sinai, the redemption would have arrived. Daniel's prophecy (11.14) says:
"[At the End of Days]...the sons of the renegades of your people will exalt themselves to bring about the visionbut they will fail."
THEY REFUSE TO WAIT! Today, some members of the "Nascent Sanhedrin" are fulfilling this terrible prophecy. Even though one of the signs of Mashiach is that he rebuilds the Temple, they are not going to wait for him to do it.
The Conference of the Organization of the 70 Nations will culminate on Friday, September 27 with a ceremony in which an animal sacrifice will be offered on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to renew the covenant made between God and all of mankind.
[It was actually done today, the 26th.]
Gentiles are permitted to offer burnt offerings to God in all places, provided they sacrifice them on a raised structure that they build. It is forbidden to help them [offer these sacrifices] or act as agents for them, for we are forbidden to sacrifice outside [the Temple Courtyard]. It is permitted to instruct them and teach them how to sacrifice to the Almighty, blessed be He.
The altar must be built exclusively by non-Jews who observe the Noahide laws and the same is true of the sacrifice itself.
...The conference will also bring representatives of the 70 nations to the Temple Mount. The Sanhedrin composed a statement of purpose for the sacrifice....
The conference will begin with a prayer as the first step towards establishing “a house of prayer for all nations.” Rabbi Yeshayahu Hollander has been tasked with composing the prayer.
Breaking Israel News journalist Eliyahu Berkowitz documented the event this morning with video on Facebook... If judgment must be meted out for any of these events being held in and around Jerusalem this week and next, may HKB"H have mercy on those who detest and oppose them but who have no power to stop them, may it fall solely on the heads of the perpetrators! Amen!
AND THOUGH MASHIACH TARRY, YET WILL WE WAIT FOR HIM! *** PRAY! PRAY! PRAY THAT OUR NATION WILL DO REAL TESHUVAH BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
Frustrated US administration: Israel 'missing a great opportunity' Senior American officials are extremely frustrated over the ongoing political deadlock in Israel. Trump administration officials familiar with American-Israeli relations said in private discussion recently that the political stalemate was leading to a significant missed opportunity from Israel's perspective. The officials didn't expand on the specific steps the administration would currently be taking if there was a government in Israel, but the statements were made in the context of the Middle East peace deal the White House has formulated. "Israel could have been in a better situation. We could have done much more," said one of the officials. The officials emphasized that US President Donald Trump, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and outgoing special Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt care about Israel, have already done a great deal for the Jewish state since Trump entered the office, and would like to continue doing so. "With that," the officials said, considering the US presidential campaign next year, "we don't know if they will remain in their positions one year or five." The officials further intimated that Israeli leaders need to take into account the unique opportunity provided by the Trump presidency, but refrained from saying so explicitly. The American officials were careful to avoid implying that the US was intervening in Israeli politics. They also said," Everything is under control, and there won't be a change to the peace plan as a result of the developments." It appears, meanwhile, that the White House was leaning toward postponing the release of its peace plan until the political picture in Israel becomes clearer. In discussions the administration has held on the subject, the general view was that it would be pointless to reveal the plan while the Palestinians were likely to reject it outright, and there was no government in Israel with the authority to address it. The US Embassy in Israel declined Israel Hayom's request for a response. Meanwhile, Greenblatt and Friedman on Monday held their first meeting with Blue and White leader Benny Gantz. The sides said they "discussed various issues, among them the importance of US-Israeli relations, the security challenges in the region and the efforts to promote the peace process."
24 Elul 5779 What is most interesting about the multitude of different religions in the world is that one of the things forbidden to gentiles is to start their own religion. In the way of the Torah, if a gentile wants to practice a religion, he should convert and become a Jew. Otherwise, he should be content to be a good person, and obey God's laws which apply to all mankind. Unfortunately, once they did go and plow who-knows-how-many "paths" to God, now, THEY need to have "freedom of religion" in order to protect the rights of the only ones who serve God in Truth - Torah Jews. At the same time, for the protection of those same Torah Jews, the ONLY Jewish Land - Eretz Yisrael - canNOT (continue to) allow freedom of religion. It makes God mad when we do that!! Hey guys!! I have another Peace Proposal for you. You've got the whole rest of the world to do what you want. SO LEAVE US IN PEACE IN ISRAEL TO FULFILL THE DEMANDS OF OUR TORAH. The Jewish vision of the future redeemed world, based on the teachings contained in the Tanakh, is one where only one religion is practiced and only the ONE God of Israel (not in 3 parts) will be worshiped. In that world, there will no longer be any "freedom" to worship any other way. But, no one alive then will want to anyway. You know, they talk a big talk about guaranteeing freedom of religion, but only so far as they approve of it. The minute your religious obligation violates their cultural value, like say, for instance, gender separation in Israel, they become very intolerant. The nature of religious obligation means, by its very nature, that it will necessitate conflict with some other religion's requirements at some point. That's why there have been religious wars throughout history. The Christian commandment to go throughout the world converting people to Christianity bumped up against the Muslim commandment to conquer the world in the name of Islam, and you know the result. How can both of these religions have complete freedom of worship when world domination is part of their religious obligation? Obviously, they can't. The only way to have freedom of religion for all is to keep what all share in common and eliminate anything that differentiates between them. However, even with that, it is Christianity which has set itself the task of being the arbiter of what to keep and what to get rid of. This speech at the UN is a thinly-veiled American condemnation of Islam on behalf of a stymied Christianity with lip service to Jews because they don't see us as a threat.
23 Elul 5779 (Continued from here.) What do we do about the things we have no power to stop? It is the Erev Rav, an extremely powerful force, who, through its death-grip on the government, is standing in the way of our full observance of the mitzvot and the complete fulfillment of our national mission. However, their power is coming to an end. Like the candle which flares up just before it sputters out, the Erev Rav have become emboldened and even more openly anti-Torah in these past days...
“We will not concede on passing the ultra-Orthodox conscription law, in its original format,” he wrote. “We will not concede on [the demand to] repeal the mini-markets law. We will not concede on [demands for] public transportation on Shabbat. We will not concede on [demands for] civil marriage, and we will demand the inclusion of core curriculum studies in the ultra-Orthodox education system. These are our preconditions, and until we hear words in this spirit, there is nothing to talk about.”
Liberman also accused the ultra-Orthodox parties of engaging in incitement toward him, noting that senior United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni had compared him to Amalek, the ancient enemy of the Jewish people.
“We want a normal country in which the citizens will live in accordance with the principle of live and let live,” Liberman wrote on Facebook.
(Please read these next two to get the full picture.)
Kavim bus company driver posted a sign on a
public bus which compared haredi Jews to pigs.
Author Shmuel Raber...
"We do not have anyone to trust except our Father in Heaven." This is not just an encouraging slogan that means simply to rely on Heavenly grace; rather it is part of the list of curses that will come upon Israel at the End of Days. Before the arrival of Mashiach, the exile will be extremely harsh under the rule of the airev rav and the Jewish nation will experience a crisis. G-d-fearing Jews will lose hope in the great battle, and they will become lax in their battles for Hashem. Then, instead of becoming reinvigorated and continuing to wage "war" in order to increase the honor of Heaven and to defend the true belief, a curse will come from above, and people will murmur "we do not have anyone to trust except our Father in Heaven," this at a time when action and deeds for the sake of Heaven will be sorely required of them.
The truth is that actual warfare should have taken place [a spiritual threat is countered with physical battle, a physical threat is countered with spiritual battle, i.e prayer and fasting], but because of the lowliness of their situation, the remnants of the exile will find themselves so enveloped by the weighty peels and thorns of the airev rav, that they will not have the ability to go out to battle as did our forefathers, the Hasmoneans. The numerous "Hellenists" will greatly outnumber the few "Maccabees," so there will be no one able to stand up to try to protect them. Their inability to wage war directly does not testify to the fact that they have lost hope; rather, it forces them to wage a conflict in a circumventive way.
The secret of Amalek's success in their war against the Jews is due to the latter's spiritual laxness. The absence of Torah learning and fearing of G-d in Israel invites the airev rav in general, and especially Amalek, to swoop down on us in battle. Therefore, the rectification that will cause the weakening of this power of Amalek is intensifying the study of the Torah. Every Jew who studies Torah by himself, teaches it to his children, and strengthens Torah study and fulfillment by others enlivens himself and the world by streaming life through the arteries of the Jewish Nation, and also thereby fulfills the commandments of eradicating Amalek in an indirect way.
...The goal is to spread Torah and the fear of Heaven in public and to teach the Nation of Israel that Hashem is true and His Torah is true. In order to accomplish this, on no account must we act individually, but we must unite into a single unit and become a spiritual force*, because the activities of individuals cannot compare with the power of the united masses in quantity, in quality, and in the help and aid that Heaven affords.
The reality of the exile under the airev rav obligates us to build a plan truly relating to it, and to uproot from our hearts false ideals that have become imbued because of the lack of understanding of the true opinion and ideals of the Torah. The assumption that we and the airev rav constitute a single nation is patently invalid, because the airev rav disconnected themselves from the Nation of Israel, thereby canceling our obligation towards them as full-fledged Jews. For this reason, we are obligated to view the airev rav as a peel that has cut itself off from the living fruit - to recognize that they are another nation that has usurped the Jewish mannerisms and customs, show them in their true light, and abhor their new values and ideals and their rebellion against the Kingdom of Heaven.
...In the End of Days the task of separating the good people from the evil ones must take place. We must recognize and differentiate between the airev rav, who have removed from themselves the yoke of the Torah and the fear of Heaven, and the good simple people who, in spite of the fact that they have become lax in their fulfillment of the Torah and mitzvot, still retain the title of Israel by honoring and appreciating Torah and Torah learners.
In addition, the external classification must be accompanied by an internal separation from the airev rav. Each one will have to uproot from his heart the influence of the airev rav. Each one will have to acknowledge the despicableness of the culture of the airev rav and abstain from it. His children must be educated to detest their evil and to distance themselves from any elements of the airev rav. A virtual Noah's ark of Torah and holiness must be built and one must cut off from the media of the culture of the airev rav.
...The "testing point" of the generation at the End of Days is the observance of the holy connection between Hashem, Torah and Israel. The final test that each Jew will be confronted with before the redemption is the choice between adhering to the Holy One, may He be blessed, to His Torah and His nation, or to disassociate himself from them, Heaven forbid.
The test of the belief in the Holy One, may He be blessed, will be expressed by the proper observance of the Shabbat. The test of selecting the Torah of Hashem will be manifested by the positive recognition of the Torah, its leading scholars and its students. The test of belonging to the true nation of Israel will be manifested by demonstrating outward Jewish religious identification and by severing themselves from the entity of the airev rav and from non-Jewish culture.
(The End of Days by Shmuel Raber, pp.135-141. Haskamah:Gaon HaRav Aharon Feldman, shlita, Member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, USA)
* HaRav Tau has already organized such a group and the campaign of the political party called NOAM was just the first public shot in the culture war with the Erev Rav. See also LIBA YEHUDIT. __________________________ The AWAKE JERUSALEM event scheduled for September 30 - October 12, 2019 is part of an older event called THE DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is a prayer meeting organized by Pentecostal evangelists Jack W. Hayford and Robert Stearns through their organization "Eagles Wings". They annually invite people around the world to pray for Jerusalem on the first Sunday of every October, close to the time of Yom Kippur. The first prayer meeting organized by this group occurred in 2004.
Hayford and Stearns organize the primary meeting in Israel. According to a CBN interview with Stearns, he believes that prayer meetings are important to combat various dangers to the Judeo-Christian worldview,....
...According to a press release issued by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem was originally established in cooperation with Israel's Ministry of Tourism, and the Christian Allies Caucus of the Knesset.
The event [was] endorsed by Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, former USSR Prisoner of Zion and Knesset MemberNatan Sharansky, Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC), Yuri Shtern, and the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Yigal Amedi and the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. (Source)
The Erev Rav have created a huge chillul Hashem. By making common cause with these Christians, not only are they putting vulnerable Jews at risk; not only are they committing a huge sin by enabling and then participating in an act of avodah zarah; they are giving the Christians reason to believe that Jews are ready to cross over to their false religion, God forbid!! ...as can be seen and heard on these next two videos:
We need to be absolutely sure that we share no responsibility for this. We need to pray to HKB"H and declare that the Erev Rav "leadership" does not speak for us, that we are heart-broken over the desecration of God's Name, His Holy City and His Holy Land, and had we the power to stop it, we would do so immediately, without any hesitation. And then, we need to pray that HKB"H will, without any further delay, send us our Righteous Mashiach to deliver us out of the power of the Erev Rav just as Moshe Rabeinu delivered us from the power of Pharaoh. For it is prophesied that by this, HKB"H will know that we have done real teshuvah...
"Therefore, through this shall Jacob's iniquity be atoned for, and this shall be the fruit of his sin's removal: When he makes all the altar stones like ground chalkstones, and Asherah-trees and sun-idols arise no more." (Yeshayahu 27.9)
...when we will have eradicated idolatry from our Land and destroyed every sign of it. ["gods of wood and stone": The stones today are associated with the Ka'aba of Islam, and the trees to the wood of the cross of Christianity, while the sun-idols likely could represent every other false system.] The Erev Rav is helping to spread idolatry, increase its numbers, protect it with police and soldiers and establish its "rights" in law!!! Mashiach will come to undo all of that and we will help him!! ____________________
"...As we shall see, their distinct end times narratives share an implicit antisemitism creating the movement’s paradoxical love/hate relationship with the Jews. Far from positive, the obsessive 'philosemitism' – or love of Jews – of Christian Zionists is tied to a volatile and changing view of the end times that also changes their view of how they should 'support' Jews and Israel in fulfilling prophecy. And this obsession has a history of turning ugly."
"It is explained in the Torah, and again in the Prophets, and yet again in the Writings of our Sages, that many great and terrible troubles will come upon us near the time of the Coming of Moshiach.
"Why did they write and reveal all of this; would it not have been enough to experience the trouble when it occurs? They only did it so that we can strengthen ourselves, for there is no comparison between someone who, G-d forbid, suddenly experiences sorrow and fear, and someone who knows in advance and prepares himself for it. The heart of the one who prepares himself will not become as emotionally distraught, and he will have the strength to withstand it. Therefore, we must prepare all means and weapons in matters of faith and trust in Hashem..."
(Shulchan HaTahor, page 76, as quoted in Redemption Unfolding by Alexander Aryeh Mandelbaum, Feldheim Publishers.)
Ultimately, this blog post is going to be about teshuvah - maybe the most important act of teshuvah we can make this Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780. It requires us to hark back to the story of Bila'am and the incident with Ba'al Pe'or in Bamidbar (22-25). Surely, you know the story...
Israel settled in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of the Moabites. (Rashi: As a result of Balaam’s advice, as is stated in [the chapter entitled] "Cheilek’ (Sanh. 106a).
They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and prostrated themselves to their gods. (Rashi: When his urge overcame him, and he said to her, Submit to me,” she took out an image of Peor from her bosom and said to him, “Bow down before this.” - [Sifrei Balak 1] Israel became attached to Baal Peor, and the anger of the Lord flared against Israel. (Rashi: He sent a plague upon them.)
As you well know, the incident involving Bilaam and Balak includes the famous passage describing the Kochav miYa'aqov - a reference to the End of Days. Could this be a hint that this same plan would be brought and executed once again in the period just before Mashiach? During the very days of repentance in the lead-up to Judgment Day for the whole world through Yom Kippur, when the deeds of Am Yisrael are being weighed in the balance, like Bila'am before them, an evil plan has been hatched to bring Hashem's anger down upon His people through a massive display of avodah zarah and pritzut.
CALLING ALL WORSHIPERS
A strategic movement is forming to rebuild the Tabernacle of David. Last year 500 believers from 200 nations gathered in Jerusalem for three-days of worship and prayer.
This year hundreds more are gathering in the Holy Land for 72 hours of prayer and worship with key Christian leaders. It’s time to unite. It’s time to rebuild. #ItstimeforJersalem.
AWAKE JERUSALEM TOUR
Bishop Robert Stearns and the Eagles’ Wings team will lead hundreds of believers from across the nations on an unforgettable journey across the Holy Land. We will visit biblical sites such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. Carmel, the Jordan River, and of course Jerusalem. The tour will include the 3-day global Awake Jerusalem worship event.
AWAKE JERUSALEM EVENT
Hosted in Jerusalem, this 72-hour event will include worship at the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount*, a prayer walk on the walls of Jerusalem, a celebration in the Garden Tomb, and a special service with our Christian Arab brethren in Bethlehem. This is an event not to miss!
[*Without Jews even noticing, the southern steps of the Temple Mount have become a regular place of Christian worship!]
This is a Dominionist-led event taking place for the second year running. Regarding last year's event, Jose Diaz said, "...Jerusalem, the place where it all started and what’s incredible is we’re having this big prayer gathering with a 1000 something Christians and Jewish leaders, people who don’t even believe J**** is messiah yet. Rick Pino described it as 72 hours of "... round the clock worship, round the clock prayer, round the clock exalting of J****." Then there is the ALL NATIONS CONVOCATION JERUSALEM, also run by Dominionists. Bear in mind as you read that every reference to "God" and "King" refers specifically to "JC." While we, the true children of HKB"H, are crowning HASHEM King, they will be giving that honor to the false god Yeshu.
The All Nations Convocation Jerusalem and Watchmen’s Tour of Israel is a modern-day 24/7 “Upper Room” gathering of worshipers, intercessors, and church leaders from all nations, over the 10 days of Awe in Jerusalem, from the Feast of Trumpets until the Day of Atonement, and prayer touring around Israel until the eve of the Feast of Tabernacles.
It is a multifaceted ministry of prayer, worship and teaching corporate prayer tour of Israel, bringing all the nations to Jerusalem, the City of the Great King, in fulfillment with biblical prophecy.
For 23 years God has been using ANCJ to gather people from every nation to proclaim, pray and praise the God of Israel in Jerusalem, the City of the Great King and to increase the prayer covering over Israel.
We can testify to the fruit we have seen, both in the land of Israel and around the world, as a direct result of these convocations. Unity between Israel and the Body of Messiahworldwide has been strengthened, helping to prepare the way for the King of Glory!” All Nations Convocation and Watchmen’s Tour of Israel aims to gather leaders from all spheres of life. It’s a multifaceted gathering of about 150 nations over the past 25 years for 24/7 prayer, worship and teaching bringing all the nations to Jerusalem, the City of the Great King in fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
We have no way of knowing how many more such activities are taking place, perhaps on a smaller scale, and this does not include their plans for the period of Sukkot! This next one, which is by far the worst I've seen to date, only came to my attention a few days ago! And it is even happening on SHABBAT - next Shabbat!!
On 2012, Day Zero began as a celebration of Mayan culture at the dawn of a new beginning in a jungle cenote in Tulum.
In 2019, the event, which has gone on to become a phenomenon will begin a new phase and add a new location for the first time since its inception.
On Friday, September 27th, Day Zero will celebrate the thousands of wandering nomads and Bedouin people that have traveled through and settled around the Dead Sea region of Israel with a new experience that will take place at the foot of the historical and ancient mountain of Masada.
Day Zero Masada: Dwellers of the Dead Sea will bring a gathering of party people from all around the world to this unique world heritage site in the desert, just a stone's throw from the Biblical ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Like it or not, we are a nation of people responsible for each other - arevim zeh lazeh. In the lead-up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it's important to examine our own personal list of sins and midot that need correcting, but in addition to that, we have to answer to Hashem for the sins of our nation as well. This time of year always reminds me of the question: How can we do real teshuvah if we don't know what we need to do teshuvah for? In this case, I think the answer is, on a national level, we need to repent the sin of APATHY, i.e. being lax in our observance of all the details of the mitzvot, not caring to exert ourselves over the hard issues or the ones that seem impossible, and just accepting things the way they are, except, they don't stay that way, they get worse unless we intervene. The things you just saw above did not suddenly appear like mushrooms popping up after a summer rain. Many of the organizers brag about how many years this has been in the making. I know I have personally been begging people to listen and act since at least 1999 to stop the flow of missionary money and influence into the State of Israel. From hareidi to dati to chiloni, who cares? A handful! God help us! You can't view those videos and not shake in your boots at what God must be about to bring upon us. And this time, the "leaders" will "hang" because there is no Pinhas with the ability to stop a scourge on this scale. A plague is surely coming, unless we do realteshuvah for this mess right now!! For the entire time that Am Yisrael will be standing under judgment by Hashem, idolatry will be running rampant across our land with our tacit permission, if not with our cooperation or participation. Although there are those who will even do that, God help us! Someone dear to me pointed out that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, which has its hand on every one of these events, has recently stopped marketing the Land of Israel as the "Holy Land" and has "re-branded" it as "The Land of Creation."
As this video makes perfectly clear, all the kedushah has been stripped right out of it. This is a vision of the Land of Eisav, not the Land of Bnei Yisrael. I take no kind of pleasure in writing about these matters that appear on this blog, but someone has got to do it. I learned that if you recognize a problem, you can't ignore it and just hope someone else will take care of it. You have to do what you can to correct it. Well, I'm pretty limited to just shouting out into the world from this internet platform. So, what can we do? What does Hashem want from us? Excellent questions! Caring to know, caring to ask, caring to do something about it, this is the beginning of real teshuvah.
The Chofetz Chaim wrote (Kuntras Likutei Amarim, Chapter 10): "All the many troubles that have fallen upon us, from which we have still not been saved, are because we don't scream and increase our prayers in response to them. If we had prayed [properly], we would not have returned empty-handed. And it is not enough that [one] prays the Shemoneh Esreh prayer three times a day; several times daily he must pour out his requests in solitude, in his house, from the depths of his heart. The three regular prayers are so routine that one does not really concentrate during them - which is not the case if each person would contemplate in solitude his own plight... then he would pour out his heart like water to HaShem. Such a prayer would emerge with very deep intent, with a broken heart, and with great humility. Such a prayer will certainly not go unanswered...!" (As quoted in Redemption Unfolding by Alexander Aryeh Mandelbaum, Feldheim Publishers.)
We have to repent our prior apathy to our sorry condition, and our sense of helplessness over what is happening in our nation, and pour out our broken hearts to Hashem with full faith that He will hear and respond favorably to our cries. This is the most opportune time to do it - while the "King is in the field." [Our King, not "theirs."]
And the Lord said..., "Pass through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and you shall mark a sign upon the foreheads of the men who are sighing and moaning over all the abominations that were done in its midst." (Yechezkel 9.4)
Everybody else was marked for death, only these survived. So it matters very much how we feel and how we express our concern for the deeds that are done in our name, without our consent. Hashem keeps a record! We have a clear responsibility and obligation to protest these activities, even if only to Hashem in our prayers, as explicated by the Stone Edition Chumash Commentary on the parashah just past:
Blessings and Curses/Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. (Parashat Ki Tavo, Devarim 27.11-26)
As soon as the Jews entered the Land, they were to assemble at two mountains (see 11.29-30) for a new acceptance of the Torah. There, twelve commandments would be enumerated, and the people would acknowledge publicly that blessings await those who observe them and curses will befall those who spurn them. Six tribes would stand on one mountain and six tribes on the other, with the Ark, the Kohanim, and the elders of the Levites in the valley between them. The Levites in the valley would loudly pronounce the blessings and curses, and the tribes on the mountaintops would call out "Amen!" Thus, the very entry into the Land would include a pledge of allegiance, as it were, to the Torah that constitutes the essence of Jewish nationhood.
These twelve subjects of the blessings and curses are acts of the sort that transgressors could do secretly. Thus, the nation would proclaim that it abhorred stealthily committed sins and acknowledged that God would punish those who commit them (Rashbam, see Or HaChaim). Accordingly, the entire nation would inaugurate its occupation of the Land by declaring that there can be no contradiction between public and private morality; a nation that considers it acceptable to sin in private will inevitably see erosion in its moral integrity.
Sforno comments that these twelve are the sort of sins that are committed by powerful and influential people, who are often beyond the reach of the law. Accordingly, Moses wanted the people to declare that they despised such deeds, so that the masses would not be punished for the corruption of those they cannot restrain.
"...'Accursed is one who will not uphold the words of this Torah, to perform them.' And the entire people said, 'Amen.'" (Devarim 27.26)
The nation accepted a curse upon anyone who does not uphold all of the Torah (Rashi). Ramban explains this to mean that every Jew must accept the Torah's validity in full, and dare not claim that even one of its commandments is not relevant. However, this curse is not imposed on any Jew who commits a sin, only on one who denies that a part of the Torah is God-given or relevant.
Ramban cites approvingly a view in the Jerusalem Talmud (Sotah 7:4)) that this source applies to anyone who can influence others to be loyal to the Torah, but does not care to do so, especially people in positions of authority, who have the power to mold the behavior of others. Even someone who studies the Torah and is rigorously observant, but is unconcerned about the shortcomings of others, even though they can help them, is included in this curse.
This verse also implies the obligation upon every individual to support Torah study,....
I propose that in addition to doing teshuvah for not caring enough about the degradation of our Holy Land, our Holy City, and Hashem's Holy Name - not caring enough to raise a cry or a protest or even to weep over it in the quiet of our own hearts... I propose that, in keeping with Torah precedent, that we each individually, in our own way, and in our own words make a declaration before Heaven that we have no part or share in these actions and had we the power to do so, we would put an immediate stop to all of it, and cast these sinners from our midst, and out of our land, as the Torah demands. In light of the seriousness of this situation, I believe this might be the most important act of teshuvah we can do before Judgment Day. If we want to be counted worthy to survive into Days of Mashiach, we are going to have to get a lot more serious with Hashem than we have been until now. We have to stop with the apathy already. Continued HERE.
"It will be when you enter the Land that Hashem, your God, gives you as an inheritance, and you possess it, and dwell in it,....
...I have come to the Land that Hashem swore to our forefathers to give us...."
Have you ever seen a three-legged table missing one leg? The other two legs can be perfectly intact, but if the third one is missing, the table cannot fulfill the function for which it was made.
This is the way it is with that indestructible three-sided construct: Am Yisrael - Torat Yisrael - Eretz Yisrael. Throughout our long and miserable exile, Am Yisrael has been trying to stand on just two legs like any other ben adam - with Torah and community. But, for Bnei Yisrael, that is mere survival, like a three-legged table with only two legs. Until we bring that community into Eretz Yisrael and fulfill the Torah on its holy soil, we cannot function as God intended when He formed us as a nation. May all of us alive today merit out of the abundance of Hashem's mercy and kindness to witness the complete regathering of Am Yisrael to Eretz Yisrael to fulfill all of the mitzvot of Torat Yisrael in our lifetime!
~ SHABBAT SHALOM ~
PS: Please be advised, a very important blog post will be coming out sometime later on Yom Rishon, b'ezrat Hashem, im yirtzeh Hashem.
19 Elul 5779 In the April election, I felt certain that the result would be a unity government...
"I will not be a bit surprised if,...Netanyahu will reach out to form a unity government with Gantz." (here)
I was surprised that it went to a second election instead. This time, just when I thought Netanyahu would fight to the end to save his seat, even if it meant a third election or even going to war, lo and behold...
"A broad unity government is what is demanded of us today.
...we have no choice but to form a broad unity government."
I sense a double entendre here.
Back in March, there was speculation that a new election was going to provide a mandate for the "Deal of the Century," and would prevent any opposition from going to new elections to prevent it after the fact (since an election had just taken place). A unity government would have clinched it. But, for whatever reason, a historical decision was made to go to another election.
19 Elul 5779 DISCLAIMER: Before I say what I have to say, let me just preface it with the assurance that I have complete faith in HKB"H and I know that He will never let The Powers That Be succeed in the end with their evil plans, but we can see with our own eyes how they are managing to advance their cause with little to no resistance from us. How far they go and how much we will lose in the process will be determined by our own awareness of what is occurring and our reaction to it.
This blog has been documenting the following information for years now. Regular readers have already seen the proofs, but up to now, we've never spelled it out in so many words. We've been assembling the puzzle pieces bit by bit until we could see the bigger picture emerge. Suddenly, those of us who are working to expose it and oppose it are being overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information coming out. Some global signal was given that there was no longer any need to work in the shadows. Their plan has advanced to the stage where they believe they can't be stopped. And believe it or not that signal was the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, because that's when everything changed. Please forgive me if this goes long. You see, we are already in the War of Gog uMagog, in its psychological and spiritual phase. The main battle now is for "hearts and minds," although the time will come when it becomes a physical war to force Gog's will on those who could not be won over with "softer" methods. The public leaders are affiliated with the Dominionist movement of Christianity. The power standing in the shadows at the top can be found in the 2,000-year-old capital of Eisav/Edom/Rome - the Vatican. Just ask any good Jew who has been fighting the Vatican takeover of Kever David without success! The foot soldiers are mainly "Israel-loving" Evangelicals. The aim is two-fold. First and foremost, "The Final Solution of the Jewish Problem" - the annihilation of Jews, Judaism and the Jewish State through mass assimilation which is already well underway, as you all very well know. (This is why the Enlightenment, the Reform and the Conservative movements, even "Open Orthodoxy" were conceived. Also the Women of the Wall! This is what I mean by "infiltration" and it has been going on for generations in some respects.) The bearers and protectors of Ultimate Truth are the only barrier to their second aim which is world domination. The State of Israel will be Jewish in name only and any Jew who refuses to assimilate will not be tolerated. Any Jew who holds by the Torah as handed down to us from Sinai will be labeled a "terrorist" for holding "extremist" views and a danger to the public welfare! This is already happening here in the State of Israel!!! Just ask Meir Ettinger!!! These are not religious or God-fearing people at the top. They are not interested in "saving souls." They want power and control and they want to erase HKB"H from His world. They are the souls of the Dor Haflagah who built the Tower of Bavel. I don't think the evangelical base they are using to promote their agenda globally even has a clue what is really going on. Their hearts and minds have already been captured and enslaved by the largest cult in the world - Christianity. They have invented a plan for a New World Religion that would bring all people under the banner of "JC." They don't really care what you believe about him. You're a Jew and you think he was a misunderstood rabbi? Fine. You're a Muslim and you revere him as a prophet? Great! You're agnostic, but you respect his peaceful, loving teachings? Not a problem. But the beauty of this is: who is the globally recognized representative of "JC" on earth today? The Pope, of course! There is even a special term for him in that capacity: Vicar of C*****. In order to lay the groundwork for this shift of global consciousness about Yeshu, they built an entire infrastructure of people and organizations to carry it out through infiltration in every nation. This is their model of global domination: The Conquest of The Seven Mountains of Culture or Influence. (See HERE if you don't already know.) They are:
The Mountain of Government
The Mountain of Education
The Mountain of Media
The Mountain of Arts and Entertainment
The Mountain of Religion
The Mountain of Family
The Mountain of Business
The Nation of Israel is currently under attack by these Dominionists as they wage a cultural war for control of these "Seven Mountains" in the Holy Land, and they are doing it with the invaluable assistance of a fifth column. Who do you think is behind the current anti-Torah, anti-chareidi drive in the Knesset??? The secular Russian-Israeli Liberman gave his conditions today for joining the coalition:
"Ultra-Orthodox" military draft
Public transportation and commerce on Shabbat
Chareidi secular education
And that's just for starters. But, can't you see how this serves more than one agenda? It looks eminently reasonable, justifiable and even desirable to the Western Powers That Be. Heck! To any Westerner period! This is the very thing Pence was referring to when he talked about our free democracy here. They mean to turn us into another State in the United States. For those of us who fear God, this is an existential disaster!
Religion for the elite is merely a means to controlling the other 99%. But, they understand the power of kedushah the same way the Satan does, and they want to harness that power in order to gain riches, honor and glory, but most of all - power - for themselves. That's why they covet the Temple Mount. It is both the holiest and the most power-filled spot on earth. If you've ever been up there or in the tunnels alongside the western wall, you have felt it, and you know what I'm saying is true. Have you seen what they are already doing at the entrance to Holy Jerusalem today, in addition to the multiplicity of luxury apartment towers now dotting the city that few Israelis can afford to buy? This all started since the year 2000. See JERUSALEM GATEWAY.
If I were looking for a Dominionist lackey in Eretz Yisrael, I'd find no better example of the possibilities than "Rabbi" Tuly Weisz. One of his websites says:
Rabbi Naphtali “Tuly” Weisz is the founder of Israel365 and serves as the editor of The Israel Bible and publisher of Breaking Israel News. He is a sought after speaker and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, Fox News and Newsmax who writes passionately about Israel, the Bible and Jewish-Christian relations. In addition to his writings, Rabbi Tuly has appeared alongside Alan Dershowitz on ILTV, on CBN’s “700 Club”, Daystar, Israel National News, TBN and numerous other television appearances. An Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, Tuly attended Yeshiva University (BA), Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Rabbinic Ordination) and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (JD) and served as the Rabbi of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Columbus, Ohio before making Aliyah. Tuly lives with his wife and is blessed with 5 children and lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. Rabbi Tuly often speaks to Evangelical groups visiting Israel and loves to fellowship with Christians about Israel and the Bible,....
ISRAEL365 was started on January 1, 2012 by Rabbi Tuly Weisz to connect Christians with the Land and the People of Israel, .... Through the important causes we support and our educational materials, Israel365 is your daily connection to the Land of Israel. Our readers are eager to bless the families living in the Holy Land and have contributed to feed needy Israelis and Holocaust survivors and have planted multitudes of trees to beautify the Land and to help bring prophecy to life. OUR NEWSLETTERS - Our popular email newsletters go out each day to over 300,000 watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem featuring stunning photographs alongside inspiring Biblical verses, entertaining videos and latest news stories. THE ISRAEL BIBLE - Israel365 published our very own The Israel Bible which is available both online and as a print Bible. The Israel Bible provides the original Hebrew and a modern English translation alongside our original commentary to better illustrate God’s focus on the Land, the People and the God of Israel. BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS (BIN) - We are constantly amazed at what is happening in the Jewish homeland each day and started Breaking Israel News to provide you with the latest news, from a biblical perspective. While our passionate readers are mainly Evangelical Christian Zionists from around the world, our talented staff are all Orthodox Jews living in Israel.
[NOTE: Anything promoted by BIN, especially on a regular basis, is in some way connected to the Dominionist agenda.]
YESHIVA FOR THE NATIONS - ...offer[s] authentic Jewish education to students who are not Jewish. [It] is an Orthodox institution, governed in accordance with Jewish law. All course offerings, both on-line and residential, are taught by Orthodox Jews from Israel and are designed for those interested in dipping into the wellsprings of Jewish learning. Your existing religious identity and faith are respected.... ISRAEL MEDIA NETWORK - offers advertising, email blasts, public relations, email marketing, social media, website optimization, content marketing, digital fundraising, graphic design, google grant. Whether you need to reach Israel advocates, tourists, consumers or thought leaders, the Israel Media Network supplies proven results through targeted and engaging online campaigns. What keeps our advertisers coming back is not only our large reach, but our knowledge of what works with our pro-Israel audience. [For the shock of your life, check out "Our Brands/Our Clients/Endorsements." All of these are either part-of or sold-out-to the Dominionist plot!] KNESSET BIBLE STUDY - Believing that the Bible has essential truths to teach and should shape our societal values, many Christians are eager for government officials to delve into Scripture for practical lessons in leadership. ...a US-based Christian group that has introduced ongoing Bible study in the US Congress...now hopes to bring that same inspiration to the Knesset. Pastor Jim Garlow, a member of President Trump’s faith advisory council, and his wife...reached out to MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick (Likud) about hosting a Bible study at the Knesset. Because of the sensitive nature of Christians and Jews studying Bible together, my organization, Israel365, which serves as a bridge between Christian Zionists and Israel, was called in to collaborate on the program.
By this, one can clearly see how Tuly Weisz could be fighting the culture war on the side of The Dominionist Powers That Be...
The Mountain of Government - Knesset Bible Study
The Mountain of Education - Yeshiva For the Nations
The Mountain of Media - Breaking Israel News
The Mountain of Arts and Entertainment - ?
The Mountain of Religion - The Israel Bible
The Mountain of Family - ?
The Mountain of Business - Israel Media Network
Remember that Awake Jerusalem (idolatrous) "Worship" Event I mentioned at the end of yesterday's blog post? Well Israel 365 endorses it on their website...
But this is just one small example of many, many activities going on all over the country being carried out by people and organizations which infiltrated our country decades ago and have been building and preparing for this very day. The 70-year anniversary of the State seems to be considered a great turning point for them. If you are finding this very hard to believe, just read on. This took place last year. In their own words...
Welcome to a very important Conference in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and to Tel Aviv, the heart of innovation and future technologies. A new hour has arrived, and Israel is celebrating it’s 70th anniversary this year. We live in an interesting time. The world is looking for prosperity and wellbeing. The Jewish people, and their country Israel, have always been a dynamic enabler and provider of wealth and blessings. Despite hardship and persecution, such as the holocaust and today’s DBS movement*, they have overcome and created astonishing results in business, science and government. Why? The reason is that God called Abraham to be a father of many nations and, because of His faith and obedience, a righteous covenant was signed between God and Abraham, which is the basis for this Conference. In Genesis 12:2-3 it says: “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” We understand that the Lord keeps His promises and His word will be fulfilled. We will soon see the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a sign from heaven. We truly believe that the time has come for the Body of C***** in the nations to stand in the gap for Israel,.... ...Our hope and prayer for this Conference is that it will be a tool in the hands of the Lord to highlight the message of our times – Israel is a Commonwealth enabler in a new dimension to the ends of the earth! We, the ICCC, strongly believe that our long-standing commitment (since 1991) to Israel and the Jewish people is an essential part of our calling. Our desire to serve this nation with fruitful relationships and business connections with the Christian community around the world is even more important for the future!So, we are dreaming of:
The Commonwealth of Israel - releasing a blessing to the nations for the days to come,
A new ambassadorial network of Christians making key decisions together with the Lord in Jerusalem, paving the way for the future,
A new mutual collaboration between the nations and Israel, especially in the business and working life.
...The program includes an Israeli government-arranged event, called Arise, with wonderful presentations on relevant topics for today, plus business matchmaking opportunities. We also have an ICCC leaders gathering before the Conference starts, as well as our IGM and/or optional industry or tourist tours after it finishes. Remember, we not only have a common history with the Jewish people, but we also have a common future! Welcome! Jan Sturesson, Chairman ICCC International Board
It's hard to wrap your head around how high up these people go and the sophistication of their plans to make Jerusalem the World Trade Center of their New World Order. [ICCC stands for International Christian Chamber of Commerce - Jerusalem will be their global headquarters]
(December 2019 Conference brochure.) Why is this the scariest time to be alive? Because the truth is so hard to find and because ignorance is an epidemic and confusion is rampant. ____________________________
For another overview of the plan by those who saw it before I did, read: THE VATICAN AGENDA by Joel Bainerman, a"h. He foresaw a false messiah. It's definitely in the cards, but will it get that far?