31 March 2020

"The Amazing Prophecy of the Zohar for 14th Nissan. (April 8th 2020)"

7 Nisan 5780

Why Are Hareidim Being Singled Out?

6 Nisan 5780

Hamevaser newspaper publishes names and photos of 58 members of haredi communities around the world who died from coronavirus.
The world no longer has a "Jewish" problem.  It has a "Hareidi" problem.  Hareidi Jews are the ones least likely to assimilate.  

With full acknowledgement that Hashem is in control of everything in His world, there are things which are perpetrated by human beings, like the Holocaust for example, that HKB"H, for His own reasons, allows to happen.

I think the evidence is clear that this pandemic and its resultant carnage falls into that category - a thing perpetrated by human beings - and therefore, I believe it is a mistake to attribute it to HKB"H.  After all, we blame the Nazis, yemach shemam v'zichram, not HKB"H for the Holocaust, even though that event, like this one, no doubt moves us closer to the Final Redemption.  In fact, were the full truth known to us, I have no doubt that we would see this is just the continuation of Hitler, y"sh's work.

This is not Hashem waging war on His enemies just yet, because His children are also dying in large numbers and are very possibly being targeted.  Right now, they are even being blamed for what is happening, not only to themselves, but to the whole world.  

And it's not Hashem cleansing the world of evildoers, because none of the worst offenders are even sick.

Consider the following.  What are the odds?


"The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences."

The Event 201 scenario
Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.

The disease starts in pig farms in Brazil, quietly and slowly at first, but then it starts to spread more rapidly in healthcare settings. When it starts to spread efficiently from person to person in the low-income, densely packed neighborhoods of some of the megacities in South America, the epidemic explodes. It is first exported by air travel to Portugal, the United States, and China and then to many other countries. Although at first some countries are able to control it, it continues to spread and be reintroduced, and eventually no country can maintain control.

There is no possibility of a vaccine being available in the first year. There is a fictional antiviral drug that can help the sick but not significantly limit spread of the disease.

Since the whole human population is susceptible, during the initial months of the pandemic, the cumulative number of cases increases exponentially, doubling every week. And as the cases and deaths accumulate, the economic and societal consequences become increasingly severe.

The scenario ends at the 18-month point, with 65 million deaths. The pandemic is beginning to slow due to the decreasing number of susceptible people. The pandemic will continue at some rate until there is an effective vaccine or until 80-90 % of the global population has been exposed. From that point on, it is likely to be an endemic childhood disease.

A Deadly Pathogen Plush Toy?
You know this is not from Hashem when it is being used to send children home from Torah study, to lock up synagogues and arrest people for engaging in public prayer, even when adhering completely to the Ministry of Health guidelines, and when it is being used to vilify and demonize the holiest population in the nation. 

Now, THIS kind of rhetoric has lead to THIS kind of rhetoric and endangers Jews even more than the virus. [WarningOto HaIsh is mentioned by name.]

Under normal circumstances our three prayers a day in the synagogue would grant us Divine Protection from a plague.

Because the reshaim have attacked davka with a plague, mida k'neged mida, HKB"H will attack them with a plague.  This may be what they will call their "second wave" in the fall.
And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the nations who besieged Jerusalem; his flesh will waste away while he still stands on his feet; his eyes will waste away in their sockets, and his tongue shall waste away in his mouth. (Zechariah 14.12)
It can't be very far away because already the police and IDF soldiers enforcing the lockdown are fulfilling "...even Judah will fight against Jerusalem!"  (Zechariah 14.14)

It is very possible that what we are seeing play out - particularly in light of the fact that it SEEMS like HKB"H is rejecting our prayers and that Divine Protection in the pursuit of mitzvot has been withdrawn - is the following.  (For surely our public prayers ARE our korbanot.)
(h/t NK)  ... the Alter of Kelem, Rabbi Simcha Zisel Ziv zt”l asks (brought in Chachmah Umussar, part one, third ma’amar, The Process of Redemption from Egypt), why did Moshe first go to the elders of the Jewish People before he went to Par’o? It seems that it would have been better to first go to Par’o and present his bold request “Send forth My People” - which was especially audacious, firstly because Moshe came before Par’o without permission, and specifically because Moshe had already been convicted of the death penalty by Par’o. Then, when Moshe emerged from his audience with Par’o unharmed, everyone would recognize this as being a revealed miracle which would encourage the Jews to have faith in Hashem and his messenger, Moshe, who was sent to be the instrument of their redemption from Egypt.

The Alter answers that the Jews were not worthy to be redeemed without the merit of “Faith.” Without their faith, no miracle would have occurred for Moshe and Aharon when they appeared before Par’o. Therefore, Moshe first let them know he was about to appear before Par’o. It then says (Shemos, 4:31), “The nation had faith, and they heard that Hashem remembered the Children of Israel and that He saw their pain - and they bowed and prostrated themselves.”
Therefore, in the verse immediately following it says, “and after that...,” meaning after the Jews’ faith was demonstrated, only then, “Moshe and Aharon came before Par’o, and they said ‘So says Hashem, the G-d of Israel - “Send forth My people, and they will serve Me with celebrations in the desert.  Without this faith on the part of the Jews, Moshe and Aharon would not have been able to brazenly say “Send forth My people.” Only with this faith, could they rebel against Par’o with impunity because redemption comes in the merit of faith.
[NOT FEAR!!!!!]
The Alter concludes, “The redemption from Egypt is a model for the future redemption. Let us merit to properly prepare ourselves in this manner, so that it will go well for us through this period.”

It’s interesting that the Alter, on his own, arrived at the same conclusion as did Chazal (the Sages). It says (Hoshea 2:22), “And you will be betrothed to Me through faith.” In the Yalkut Shim’oni on that verse (Remez 519) it states:

You will find that the in-gathering of the exiles happens only as a reward for faith... . Also, we find that our forefathers were redeemed from Egypt only in the merit of their faith, as the verse states, “The nation had faith.”

From this we see that redemption depends on the outcome of a test of faith, just like the Alter said.

Similarly, we find that other great rabbis and Jewish leaders warned that tremendous tests will befall us in the end of days, prior to the coming of Mashiach. Regarding these difficult days our holy Sages say (Sanhedrin 98b), “Let him (Mashiach) come, but let me not see him” (because it will be a very trying time). One of these was Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. In Sichos HaRan, essay 35, his disciple quotes him:

And he said that a great disbelief would grow in the world. So he has said several times: A great disbelief will grow and continue in the world because of our many sins. Praiseworthy are those who hold on to faith in these times. And he said, even though he is forewarning of this phenomenon, and urging a strengthening of faith, it will not prevent it from happening. Disbelief and confusion will prevail. Have not Daniel and others like him already informed us that many will be selected, whitened and refined like ore (smelting) in this test of faith. He who merits passing the test and remains with his faith is praiseworthy and will merit all the good that will come to us, speedily, in our days. The good that all our prophets and sages have prophesied.
Now since this has all been revealed in advance, it is fitting that each person should be perceptive and be compassionate on himself by insuring that he remains strong in his faith. And then he will not have any test and refinement like ore (smelting) at all since he has already been informed of this beforehand.
However, truthfully, even though these people might be informed beforehand, it will still be a great test. Many will fail and become wicked as the verse states “The wicked will become wicked”. However, even so, I inform of this beforehand for the sake of those few proper people who will strengthen themselves in their faith. Even so, there will certainly be great battles in their minds, so this foreknowledge will be soothing to the soul and will strengthen them and give them courage when they see that this has been foreseen.

Also in Sichos HaRan, in essay 220:

Once, he said to someone: “I will now reveal a secret to you. There will be great disbelief in the world. The disbelief will come from above as a test. Now I know that my people will truly strengthen themselves in faith and remain firm in their belief even without this. However, I reveal this to you now so that they will strengthen themselves even more, knowing that this has been foreseen and discussed.” Words like these were heard from his holy mouth several times. He would heave many sighs about this matter and would say: “Woe, how will a few people be able to stand against the whole world?.”

Rabbi Ya’akov Teitelbaum zt”l was a foremost disciple of the great Rabbi Meir Arik zt”l. He led his community in Kew Gardens, Queens. In the summertime, he was the spiritual authority of Camp Agudah in the Catskill Mountains. One of the leaders of the generation testified that he was “a sage and a trustworthy man.” His love for all Jews was outstanding and he honored each Jew much more than was due to him based on his level. I was fortunate to merit a special relationship with him when we were together for two summers.

In the summer of 1972, the whites of his pure eyes turned yellow and we were very concerned for his health. The last day that I was privileged to see him was on the very bitter day of Tisha B’Av. In the middle of the day, after we had finished reading the Kinos and were waiting for the Mincha prayer, the Rabbi called me over to him. He said he wanted to convey something to me and requested that I publicize it in any place in the world that I might reach.

“My grandfather on my mother’s side,” began the Rav, “was a regular guest in the home of the great Rizhiner Rebbe zt”l. I heard from him that the Rizhiner would often say that just like a fire descended from heaven for Eliyahu the Prophet on Mount Carmel (validating the Torah and invalidating the Baal worshipers, as is related in Melachim I,18:39), so too, before the coming of the Mashiach a fire will descend, but this time, for the Prophets of Baal, and it will be as difficult (for the Jews) as scaling a straight wall to cling to the faith.

“I related this to many Jewish leaders,” continued the Rabbi, “until I reached the Skullener Rebbe (zt”l). When the Rebbe heard my words he requested that I repeat them. After repeating them, he asked me to repeat them again, and so I did. Then I asked him why he had requested that I repeat the matter twice? The Rebbe answered that he had a similar tradition, passed down to him from the Slonimer Tzaddik zt”l, that before the coming of Mashiach the Jewish people would lose patience. They will not want to wait for Mashiach to rebuild the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (as explained by Maimonides, in Mishneh Torah, Laws of the Kings, chapter 11, paragraph 1) but will erect it on their own initiative and will bring sacrifices on the alter. And a fire will descend from heaven and will accept their offerings. However, the Jewish people will be expected to understand that this fire that descended from heaven came from ‘the side of evil,’ not from ‘the side of good’ (since they should have waited for Mashiach to come and do it properly). The Skullener Rebbe explained that he had asked me to review the words of the Rizhiner Rebbe several times because he wanted to determine if I would also mention that this ‘descending of fire from heaven for the Prophets of Baal’ will occur on the site of the Temple, as he had heard.

“I answered him,” continued Rabbi Teitelbaum, “that even though my grandfather never mentioned that the Rizhiner Rebbe specified the site of the Temple, I understood on my own that a momentous thing like this would most likely occur in a very holy place.”

The Rabbi then said to me, “Imagine what a tremendous test this will be for all Jews - to hold on to their faith even though they are witnessing the fire descending from heaven for the benefit of the Prophets of Baal. Therefore, I request of you: Publicize this matter in the whole world, wherever life brings you, in order that the Nation of Israel will prepare themselves and be ready for this great test.”

This was the last thing I ever heard from his holy mouth, because I was never again privileged to see him alive. After Tisha B’Av, he was brought to New York for a surgical operation and, very unfortunately, this sweet, wonderful Rabbi died on the operating table. Therefore, in my mind, the matter then became like a Last Will and Testament to me, as we see from our holy Sages (Ta’anis, 21a) “We are commanded to actualize the request of the deceased.” Since then, I try to tell these words, in his name, wherever I may be.

When I lived in Monsey, New York, I related Rav Teitelbaum’s legacy to the brilliant Sage, Rabbi Shmelke Taubenfeld zt”l, who was renowned for his expertise in the entire Torah. Sure enough, he immediately responded that there is a very similar statement in the Midrash on the verse (Yesha’ayahu, 60:7) “All the sheep of Kedar will gather together to you.” When I asked him about the location of this Midrash, he smiled and explained that he was not referring to the revealed Midrashim, which I was familiar with, but rather to a hidden Midrash (among the works of Kabbalah). He then paraphrased the contents of the Midrash for me.

Through wondrous Providence, I soon realized that I had this same hidden Midrash in my home, in a very old book, called Yalkut Haro’im, which was printed in 1885. It contains a collection of volumes including: The Wellspring of Wisdom (attributed to Moshe), The Tractate of Atzilut, The Tractate of Gehinom, and others. It also includes The Book of Eliyahu and the Chapters of Mashiach. In that volume, I was dumbfounded to find these awesome words:

And Israel will say to the king of the Arabs, “The Holy Temple is ours - take gold and silver, and leave the Temple to us.”

And the Arab king will say “You have no claim to this Temple. However, if you will first choose an offering, as you did in days of old, and we will also present an offering. And we will all become part of the nation whose offering is accepted.”

Israel will present their offering and it will NOT be accepted, because Satan will prosecute us in front of Hashem.

And the sons of Kedar will present their offering and it will be accepted, as the verse states: “All the sheep of Kedar will gather together to you.”

Then, the Arabs will say to Israel, “Come, believe in our faith.”

And Israel will answer, “We will kill, or be killed, but we will not Deny the Essence.”

Then, swords will be unsheathed, bows will be drawn, arrows will be fired, and corpses will be felled from the Gate of Efraim till the Gate of Pinah. And Nechemiah (most probably, Mashiach ben Yosef) will be among those that are killed.

Those who escape will flee to the desert of Moav and to the land of the Sons of Amon.

There, the Israeli refugees will remain, and Hashem will perform miracles for them there, and a wellspring will emerge from the depths, etc., and they will eat the roots of thorn bushes, for forty five days. At the end of forty five days, Eliyahu and King Mashiach will sprout from there, etc., etc.

I immediately realized that this must be the “hidden Midrash” that Reb Shmelke was referring to, and, indeed, it is clearly very similar to what I had told him. On the one hand, it indicates that a fire will descend from heaven, on the site of the Temple, to consume the offering (since it states the “Sons of Kedar will present their offering and it will be accepted,” there is no doubt that this means that a fire will descend from heaven and consume their offering), similar to the tradition of the Skullener Rebbe from the Slonimer Tzaddik. On the other hand, this fire will descend to glorify the opposing side - this part is similar to the tradition of Rabbi Teitelbaum from the Rizhiner Rebbe.

The hairs of our head should stand on end, when we imagine this great test that all of Israel will undergo opposite the Arabs. The Jewish People, and, most likely, the Jewish leaders and the righteous of our generation, will pray - and we will not be answered. And opposite them will stand the leaders of the Arabs and their shamans, and they will pray - and will be answered from heaven.

Therefore, Rabbi Teitelbaum commanded me to publicize this matter in order that we should prepare ourselves, sons, daughters, grandchildren, students and friends to strengthen our faith and trust in Hashem, so that we not be influenced by any test, heaven forbid. (I don’t know if we are obligated to accept all that is described above literally. Perhaps this all falls into the category of the verse, in Mishlei 1:6, “To understand parable and prose, words of Sages and their riddles.” In other words, there will be great tests in the matter of faith before Mashiach comes, and in order to merit redemption we must pass those tests with Hashem’s help).
May Hashem strengthen us and rescue us from tests, always. And may He send us the Righteous Redeemer, in the merit of our faith in the Creator of all Worlds, and redeem us soon, with all of Israel, speedily, in our days, Amen.
~~ AMEN!! ~~

Postscript: Had we failed to bring the lamb (the god of the Egyptians) into our homes and then slaughtered them in full sight of the Egyptians and then painted its blood over our doors - a very real danger to all our lives at that time - we would not have been redeemed.  We would also have succumbed to the plague which took all the firstborn of Egypt.

Sometimes you have to risk your life to save it.  Just ask Nachshon ben Aminadav.

30 March 2020


6 Nisan 5780

Conspiracy Theory vs. Conspiracy Fact

Do you believe in conspiracies?  Of course you do!  The world turns on conspiracy and history is made by conspirators. 

Just a few examples of some famous conspiracies:  Paro and his advisors conspired to kill all the Jewish male infants; Bilaam and Balak conspired to make Hashem angry with Klal Yisrael through immorality with the Midianite women; Bigthan and Teresh conspired to kill King Achashverosh in the Purim story; Haman and Achashverosh conspired to annihilate all the Jews; and more recently, Hitler, y"sh and his Henchmen conspired to finish the job.

Why should today be any different?

Evidence continues to mount that there is an evil conspiracy related to the Chareidi public, both in Israel and abroad, and this viral pandemic.  The media is painting Chareidi Jews as the most dangerous carriers of the disease and are portraying their commitment to Torah, mitzvot and halachah as a danger to human life equal to an act of terrorism, God forbid, or even murder, God forbid!  At the same time, the enemy from within is conspiring to set aside Torah, mitzvot and halachah in the name of pikuach nefesh even though that "threat" is clearly being misrepresented and grossly exaggerated. 

To both situations, any thinking, feeling person has to ask himself, "Why?"

Poor Rav Chaim Kanievsky.  The only reason he would reverse his original ruling on keeping synagogues/yeshivas open and operating is if those responsible for keeping him informed had lied to him and mislead him about the true situation.  

What can even be said in regards to the likes of this...
State-mandated cremation is a posthumous ‘mitzvah,’ says leading Orthodox rabbi

A leading Orthodox rabbi has ruled that Jewish communities in Europe should embrace cremation if their governments require it — and consider it a posthumous “mitzvah,”....

As some countries halt burials for coronavirus victims or move towards doing so, out of fear that it increases coronavirus transmission, Kenneth Brander, the rosh yeshiva or dean of the Israeli Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, said that any Jewish person who is cremated in this context should be seen as posthumously fighting against the virus that killed them.
“The highest honor that a person who isn’t alive can achieve is to help the living,” said Brander. While Judaism normally deems cremation a “desecration,” in the context of saving a life it would be seen as “a mitzvah that the deceased is doing posthumously.”
What convoluted reasoning this is!  How many ignorant Jews - willing or unwilling - believe that pikuach nefesh trumps all, conveniently forgetting that there are times when Torah demands that we give up our lives rather than cause a desecration.  

The spiritual heroism of our forefathers and foremothers exhibited in their many acts of mesirut nefesh over the centuries has sadly and tragically almost died out in our impoverished generation.
...The end to ritual Jewish burial will be sad, said Brander, but should be embraced by Jewish communities if need be. “Taharas are important as they represent tradition, but Jewish law says the ultimate concern is to take care of the living, and this will guide us,” he said.

America’s National Association for Hevra Kadishas released guidelines to burial societies in the US. Elchonon Zohn, the association’s founder, wrote to members that the guidelines were “very difficult for me to recommend and distribute” and that it is “appropriate to feel pained that we are abbreviating procedures.”

Instructions included washing of bodies “be expedited even if it will be more perfunctory.” Burial society members are told to minimize the time spent with a body.

Zohn stated that in many ways the new rules “contradict what I have taught for many years.” Yet, “Torah requires that we react to special times with special rules.”
Like answering the phone on Shabbat, giving up davening with a minyan, closing yeshivas and locking synagogues, conducting our Pesach seder over Zoom!?  Those kinds of "special rules!?"  Let's all just stop being Chareidi and become Reform, that's their real answer to staying alive, but what Chareidi Jew could bear such a "life" without true devotion to Torah, mitzvot and halachah?

Agents of an ancient conspiracy have infiltrated our ranks for just such a time as this in order to finish off our religion for good - or so they think and hope and work towards.

But, as history has proven over and over again, the conspirators always fail and Judaism, as it is expressed in our Torah and mitzvot, continues on.  

They simply can't destroy the Eternal People - Children of the Eternal God.

Israeli Leaders Open Up Nuclear Bunker in War on Coronavirus

Pentagon Orders Essential Staff To Deep Underground Mountain Bunker As Pandemic Prep Escalates


5 Nisan 5780

What we are seeing today could only be dreamed of by Hitler, y"sh and Stalin, y"sh.

How do you deprive 7 billion people of their livelihood and their freedom of movement, putting them literally under house arrest, with no resistance?

You tell them their lives and the lives of their families depend on their willing compliance and you coerce all their communal leaders to threaten them with ostracism if they resist in any way.  And you convince them that the assassin which will seek them out is invisible and deadly 100% of the time regardless of what their eyes see and the experts report.

As has been pointed out many times, but which few people seem to hear, is that these measures are not really intended to prevent people catching the disease, which is impossible in any case, only to slow it's progression so as not to overwhelm the healthcare system all at once (so they claim).
Seeking the Elusive “Herd Effect” to Beat back Coronavirus

...The “herd effect” or “herd immunity” – another term used by those scientists – happens when a large proportion of a population develops an immune response to a certain disease, forcing the virus to run out of hosts and retreat. Large-scale vaccinations may trigger this effect by disrupting the chain of infection.

But the size of this proportion – and therefore critical mass – varies from virus to virus and has not been discovered yet in the case of covid-19.

An ordinary flu vaccination program counts 70pc as critical mass since it is enough to protect the remaining, unvaccinated 30pc. That’s how you get “herd immunity.” It is hard to determine how this works case by case. And no one knows whether the proportion of recovered cases from the covid-19 pandemic has become large enough to beat the virus into retreat.

Because of these imponderables, total closure of a population is counter-productive, Sharon Mikhailov, biologist and former researcher at the Sheba Medical Center, tells DEBKA Weekly. Partial closures are preferable when conducted in controlled stages. They permit the disease to advance in controlled clusters in stages, thereby avoiding overtaxing the hospitals, while contributing to the build-up of a critical mass of immune subjects. By this method, if closely controlled, the entire population may eventually become immune to infection.

The formula of partial lockdown should enable health authorities to keep the outbreak and the death toll sustainable. The supermarket is a good venue for controlled clusters. It is virtually the only public place where people may move away from home and within their neighborhoods. There, they may touch products and mingle, inevitably encountering some covid-19 carriers in a controlled, identifiable environment.

However, the trouble is that the Israeli Health Ministry’s program, while seeking to establish the point at which covid-19 reaches critical mass for generating the elusive “herd immunity,” holds to strict criteria for testing. They exclude from the testing program the priceless input available from local family practitioners and district medical centers. The criteria are limited to testing patients rushed to hospital with acute symptoms and put on respirators, although some will die regardless; those patients’ contacts; and travelers returning from overseas.

However, doctors working in the community are not authorized to refer patients suspected of contracting coronavirus for testing. Such an undocumented suspect will be free to visit the local supermarket and infect large numbers. This venue then ceases to be a controlled environment.

Because this regional category is excluded, the national testing program is short of the data for documenting the virus’ extent. The authorities are therefore caught off guard by unforeseen local outbreaks. Their stage-by-stage buildup towards the critical mass for herd immunity is quickly blown off course, with disastrous effect on the overburdened hospital staff and equipment. The doubling of the numbers of confirmed cases in Israel every three days – which began to happen this week – is way outside the authorities’ plan for a controlled progression of the infection.
So if it's so contagious within the confines of a synagogue (as they claim), why not use that as your test population?  Or is there really more (a lot more) to all this?  

Since this is not just our usual inept Israeli government, but a worldwide phenomenon, we have to ask:  whose lame-brained, cockamamie idea was this anyway and cui bono - who benefits?

29 March 2020

Before You Judge Your Brother

4 Nisan 5780

Before you judge your fellow Jew harshly or become an informant against him with a heter from your local 'rav,' get all the facts first!
There are currently 664,941 confirmed cases and 30,896 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 29, 2020, 08:04 GMT.
Did you know there was a global pandemic in 2009?  Most people don't because The Powers That Be did not deprive BILLIONS of people of their income and condemn them to HOUSE ARREST over it.
...the WHO estimates that 250,000 to 500,000 people die of seasonal flu annually.
12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic

I was an early supporter of Dr. Ron Paul when he first ran for political office in Texas.


4 Nisan 5780

The reason the entire world is attacked by the coronavirus - Rabbi Alon Anava

The Most Critical Moment in History

4 Nisan 5780
Shavua tov!

Excellent questions, HDG, because right now, what I see is a lot of people thinking this is bringing Mashiach and it might bring a false Mashiach, God forbid, before the real Mashiach arrives.

We have to be extremely careful right now because like the test HKB"H set up for Klal Yisrael with Moshe Rabeinu's "delay" when the Golden Calf was built, we can also expect a similar test in our time in order to rectify that error.

Excerpted from the book Redemption Unfolding by Alexander Aryeh Mandelbaum (2005):
[Quoting Rabbi E. E. Dessler] ...Heretical belief systems based on the greatness of man flood the world, to the point where they have openly declared war on true faith and those who believe in Hashem and His Torah.  This is the main thrust of this kingdom [Edom], and, therefore, it is encumbent on us to know that this is the test that Klal Yisroel must overcome.
This is the test that HaShem has propelled us into in the time before Moshiach.  ...This is the last, most difficult challenge of the golus.  The more we recognize this test with all of its impact, the better we will understand our task - to strengthen ourselves against these physically-based, false beliefs.
Those who stand strong against all the heresy - who, rather than being influenced, bolster their belief in HaShem and do not budge at all from the true dictates of the Torah - will merit to see the full Redemption through Moshiach.  To them will be revealed the highest levels of spiritual clarity, a knowledge of real truth - a glimpse of the light of Gan Eden.  
Another excerpt from the same source...
Chazal (Sanhedrin 98a), with their Ruach HaKodesh, added details to describe the situation of Am Yisroel during the period of Chevlei Moshiach.
"Before those days [before the coming of Moshiach], there will be no salaries for people..., those who travel on the roads shall fear danger....  Even talmidei chachamim shall have no peace during these troubled times.  [Rashi:  Even talmidei chachamim, who are worthy of extra protection under normal circumstances, shall have no peace because of the immensity of the accusations....]  If you see a generation that is becoming poor, wait for him [i.e. Moshiach], for it is written:  'And I shall save a poor nation....'  Rav Yochanan said; If you see a generation with many troubles coming to it as a river flows, wait for him [i.e. the Moshiach], as it is written, 'When a narrow river comes, with the Spirit of HaShem ravaging in it...  And a redeemer shall come to Zion.'"
 "WAIT FOR HIM" - like we should have waited for Moshe Rabeinu!  "And even if he tarries, still we will wait for him."

RELATED: Israeli Communities Unite Over Virus Response — Except for One


27 March 2020

WHAT THE #$%&@!

2 Nisan 5780

Is this a step too far or what?  It sounds like a joke, but I assure you this is part of a serious little video designed to instruct on how to avoid infection with COVID-19.



2 Nisan 5780
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Vayikra


St. Peter's Square at the Vatican - empty

The Ka'aba at Mecca - empty

The Western Wall in Jerusalem - empty

The "unimaginable" is that the three primary places of worship for Christianity, Islam and Judaism are "closed" and no one is making a peep.

26 March 2020

No More Jewish State!

1 Nisan 5780
Rosh Chodesh

~ Chodesh Tov ~

Israel is now officially a police state.  No more "Jewish" state.  Now all that's left is to get rid of the remaining Jews, God forbid!

“All the logistical and legal preparations for the worst case are already in place,” the prime minister said. 

Citing the synagogue as the primary point of virus transmission, the State has closed them down.
Chief Rabbis Order Synagogues Closed Following Israel's New Coronavirus Regulations

...“Given the latest instructions from those responsible for the battle against the coronavirus, we are announcing that from today and until further notice, there should be no public prayer in synagogues,” the rabbis wrote.

Tomb of the Patriarchs to close over coronavirus

The Tomb of the Patriarchs will shut down to worshipers and visitors in light of the emergency orders involving the coronavirus.

Western Wall now only reachable by those who live in the Old City

The new Health Ministry regulations enforce a 100-meter zone around each Israeli’s home address, meaning that only people who live in the Old City of Jerusalem are currently able to visit the Western Wall.

Streets empty as police begin enforcing new movement limitations

...In Jerusalem, police officers blocked all entrances to the ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim (hundred Gates) neighborhood, while ordering owners of non-vital businesses to close their stores.

...While the streets of Tel Aviv were still relatively busy even after the new restrictions went into effect at 5 pm Wednesday, police forces soon spread throughout the streets and asked all those still outside to return to their homes.
By 6:30 pm the streets of Tel Aviv were all but empty except for police patrols.
“I came to do stretches in the park because they said you can leave your house for up to 100 meters,” said one visitor in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park who was asked to return home. “The instructions are unclear and there is complete chaos, if we're not allowed to leave our homes at all, just say so.”

No extended family allowed at Passover seders, Health Ministry rules

Israelis will be barred from celebrating Passover with family members who don’t live in the same home as them, the Health Ministry’s legal adviser said Wednesday.


25 March 2020

"A New America, A New World"

1 Nisan 5780
Rosh Chodesh

Earlier in the week, Rabbi Richter told us that before The Powers That Be can build their New World Order, they must first destroy the Old World - "out of chaos comes order."  More about that below.

Here is the second part to Rabbi Richter's Pesach shiur:  

Must Listen Before Passover 2020/5780 Part 2  (Part 1)

Quick share.  Travel restrictions will be tightened yet again this evening at 8 pm.  Never know when the buses will be stopped altogether and I depend on them, so made one last major shop for Pesach today in Jerusalem and this is what the bus looked like.  

The driver was barricaded into his own space and the four to five passengers boarded by the back door.  The one I took which was not equipped with the automated card reader in the back just waved us away when we approached to pay.  Got that ride for free.

Now, have we just witnessed a "coup" in America as government and corporations merge?  Is this what is happening globally?  Is this the actual turnover to the New World Order? Listen (h/t HDG) ...

24 March 2020


29 Adar 5780

In Israel "Corona-related deaths" - 2.  This means the 2 fatalities were not directly caused by the virus, but it contributed to their demise.  They were already in hospital with a different acute condition. [Updated at publication to 3.]

This thing is too well coordinated to be anything other than an orchestrated event and the characteristics of the virus are too unnatural for it to be anything other than an engineered entity.

What's not so clear is how much longer I'll be able to blog on this subject.
Police opens 23 cases against coronavirus fake-news spreaders

Police opened 23 investigations into people who spread false information about the novel coronavirus, what is known as fake news, Maariv reported on Tuesday.
What do they consider to be "false information"?  And who is "they"? 
54 businesses were issued closing warrants after they were found to violate the People’s Health Order meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.  
135 investigations are currently conducted against people who violated quarantine orders.
"The People's Health Order"??? Sounds like The People's Republic of China. But, why not?  All of the steps being taken right now are reminiscent of oppressive communist regimes.

Read: DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency

Mobilizing the Military in a Period of Global "Lockdown"

Do you realize that every country has followed the same pattern since Wuhan was first locked down?  Isn't this clear evidence of a concerted effort and prior planning???
The full list of all countries on lockdown are as follows; [except Israel is left off the list.]
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • China
  • Slovenia
  • Indonesia
  • El Salvador
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
Around 20% of global population under coronavirus lockdown
As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’  [21 days ends April 15 Shvi'i shel Pesach, "Easter" is April 12]
China has announced it will lift the lockdown on Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, on April 8, [Erev Pesach]
What are they expecting to be different by Pesach week?
IDF prepares to takes more responsibility in fight against coronavirus

...The IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced Tuesday that the military is preparing to attach a battalion of troops to each police precinct.

Infantry troops from the Golani and Paratroopers brigades are being trained ahead of their missions.

The IDF is also preparing to enforce a full closure of all West Bank checkpoints while authority in that area is to be delegated to the police.

The Home Front Command has already called up 1,000 reserve troops who will coordinate with local government, to ensure supplies and care for the elderly in their respective communities.

"We are increasing the military's role through assistance to local and regional government." IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman said.

...Drafts and inductions of new recruits are ongoing and a joint Israeli – U.S. exercise with the participation of the Airforce and the Navy, is currently taking place in the south.
But, synagogues aren't allowed to be open.  Unlike the grocery store, the pharmacy and the hardware store, as well as the gas station and the bank, it is completely "non-essential."  In fact, according to one report I read, the synagogue/yeshivah may be the most dangerous place to be...
Synagogues top coronavirus hotspot list, epidemiological report finds
And have you noticed all the 'warnings' popping up everywhere on the internet?  One of my daughters had accepted an invitation to an event via Facebook that was scheduled way before all this corona business got going.  When she got a notification that the event was coming up, Facebook issued a directive to think twice about attending...

 Even Yahoo and Youtube want to make sure you are reminded at every turn about what is going on...

But, what I want to know is...  WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON!!!


28 Adar 5780

This will not be made common knowledge for obvious reasons, but it turns out that people who get the seasonal flu vaccine are more susceptible to complications from coronavirus infection.  And which populations are told every year to be absolutely certain to get the flu shot?  You got it!  The elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.  Who does not usually get a flu shot?  Kids!

The more humanity tries to control natural processes the worse they make the situation. Humanity as a whole believes they are meant to control nature or chaos will ensue. Their trouble is rheir failure to recognize that nature already has a Controller (its Creator) and that they are the ones who create the chaos by interfering.

Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season

Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference. ... Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus....


28 Adar 5780

Prepare yourself now to observe a proper Yom Kippur Katan this Erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  This is a unique opportunity to bring the geulah shleimah this Pesach!
Israel's Chief Rabbi calls for public fast day amid coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau called on the public to fast at least half a day on Wednesday, which marks the eve of the first day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, according to Srugim.

"Difficult days are affecting all of Israel and the entire world," wrote Lau in a letter on Sunday. "At this time, it is on us to do some soul-searching."

The chief rabbi called for everyone to better their ways concerning commandments which determine behavior between each person and their fellow and concerning commandments between man and G-d.

The Hebrew month of Nisan was referred to as the first month of the Hebrew calendar in the Torah and, according to the opinions of some Jewish scholars, the first day of the month was when the creation of the world occurred and is a day of prayer and supplication, similar to Rosh Hashana, celebrated in the Hebrew month of Tishrei.

The rabbi asked all who can to fast for at least half a day on Wednesday. For those who can't fast due to the difficulty or because of health reasons, Lau asked that they take on a "ta'anit dibur," a practice in which one abstains from all speech that does not concern Torah or prayer.

Lau also asked that during the afternoon prayers of Mincha, people add the Selichot, prayers for forgiveness, that are recited as part of a practice observed by some on the eve of the first day of each month called "Yom Kippur Katan," a Minor Day of Atonement, including fasting and supplication. Those praying without a minyan, a congregation of ten, should also say the Selichot.

"The good Lord will listen to our prayers and answer us and redeem us from all the harsh decrees, He will save in His great mercy his people Israel and all the children of the world who need it. A petition looking to Divine Mercy," concluded Lau.

Jewish communities throughout the world have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with many communities temporarily shuttering synagogues, schools and community establishments in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Rabbi Kanievsky makes the same call...
Hagaon Harav Chaim Kanievsky Calls To Fast For Half A Day On Erev Rosh Chodesh

Hagaon Harav Chaim Kanievsky called for the public to fast for half a day on Wednesday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan in a special letter published in the Hebrew Yated Ne’eman on Monday morning.

HaRav Chaim wrote: “There has been much bittul Torah in the past year.” Those close to the Gadol say that Harav Chaim is apparently referring to the bittul Torah caused by the three election campaigns over the past year (four if the municipal elections for mayor are included).

“Each person should be mechazeik with all his koach and try to increase limud haTorah which has the koach to protect and provide relief from all negative things,” Harav Chaim continued.

The full letter in English:

“It says in Yevamos (ס”ג א’) that no punishment comes to the world except for Yisrael. In the past year, due to our many sins, there was much bittul Torah. Therefore it is incumbent upon each and every person to be mechazeik with all his strength to try and increase limud haTorah, which has the koach to protect and save from all illnesses as we are taught in Sotah (21a).

“Also, it is recommended at this time to fast a half a day on Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan and to recite the Tefillas of Yom Kippur Katan, and the ikar of a taanis is Tefillah. The main part of any fast is the Tefillah, and may Hashem listen to our cries and say enough to our tzaros and send a speedy refuah shleimah to all cholei amcha Yisrael.”

“Whoever wants to fast the whole day or half a day should remember to accept the fast on Tuesday in tefillas Mincha and then he can say Aneinu in Mincha on Wednesday. B’dieved it’s possible to accept [the fast] until nightime and some are matir [to accept the fast] also at nightime.

“One who fasts half a day without a kabalah cannot say Aneinu but it’s still a zechus [to fast]. One can say at the time of the kabalah ‘Bli neder’ or ‘until I want’ [but if he didn’t fast until after Mincha he shouldn’t say Aneinu].”