24 October 2010

A Pox on the Erev Rav!

B"H

17 Cheshvan 5771


The vast majority of Jewish leaders in this generation are Erev Rav, both in Eretz Yisrael and in the Diaspora. How much more so the leadership of the Reform Movement!! Not only have they no regard for Jewish life or Jewish continuity or Jewish destiny, they have no regard whatever for the Creator or His Holy Torah!!!
Probe Urged Into Tzefas Rabbi For Alleged Racism

The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) has demanded that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein launch a criminal investigation against Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu for incitement to racism. The demand comes after Eliyahu’s recent halachic adjudication against selling or renting out apartments to Arabs. A conference on the same theme was held last week by Eliyahu and fellow rabbis who share his view.

“These sentiments are prohibited by law, and worse tenfold when they are expressed by a public figure in an official capacity – as Rabbi Eliyahu is,” the IRAC wrote to Weinstein. “The exploitation of the religious and public status given to a city rabbi, and using the money of the religious council [which hired the convention hall where the conference was held] in order to express racist opinions, severe enough by themself, necessitate your urgent probe.”
(With thanks to Yeshiva World News)

One arm of the Erev Rav calling upon the other arm of the Erev Rav to unite and drive Torah Jews from the world. May they all be destroyed together along with all the enemies of Am Yisrael and HKB"H!! ASAP!!!

-MW-

15 October 2010

The Struggle Between Rebels and Loyalists

B"H

7 Cheshvan 5771


I came across an article on
Ynet this morning that set me to thinking. It's entitled "Rabbis committed to Torah, not democracy." Check out this quote:

"Professor Yedidya Stern...vice president of the Israel Democracy Institute, agreed that rabbis have the right to free speech, just like any other citizen, but warned against a situation where they present their positions as 'the Torah's position' and a source of binding Jewish law."

I mean, is it not the job of a rabbi to present "the Torah's position"? And is any rabbi worthy of the title going to present a position which is contrary to the Torah's position? And what the man is saying essentially is no matter what position the rabbi takes, it is to be considered only his opinion carrying no more weight than any other "citizen."

This is the fundamental problem with democracy as I see it.

Allow me to backtrack a bit. Most people have bought into the lie that each generation is higher than the previous one. But our sages tell us otherwise---that each generation is lower. Technological "advancement" does not equate to quality of life. But that's a subject for a different blog.

Democracy is seen as the pinnacle of Western contributions to world improvement. Did you ever stop to ask yourself if it's true? I don't believe it is and I'll tell you why. Under democracy, each man sees himself as his own little god; his own ultimate authority. That authority is expressed in his vote. Everyone is entitled to his opinion which is sacrosanct. Freedom to do just as one pleases is the ultimate value of a democracy.

In a democracy, there is no absolute right or wrong. There is only what the majority will allow. It fosters chaos and nowhere is that more apparent than in countries where the world's foremost democracy---America---has gone about destabilizing regimes in order to spread democracy around the world. They do it, not out of any care for the people as they claim, but because it is easier to manipulate democracies for their own benefit. We see in Israel's parliamentary democracy how the government is paralyzed because of party politics and unable to accomplish anything of value. The politicians, when they aren't accumulating their ill-gotten gains for the time when they are out of office are spending the rest of the time positioning themselves to remain in office.

The Creator designed the perfect government for mankind. It is described in the Torah and exemplified in the reign of King Solomon. When Mashiach comes, democracy in Eretz Yisrael will be thrown out the window. Mashiach will be a King subject to the checks and balances of the Sanhedrin.

Those who cannot accept this are rebels who are inspired by their own arrogance. They refuse to submit themselves to the rule of Torah law as revealed by their Creator and they will find no place among those who do; those who are loyal to HKB"H, King of all kings; those who are sincere when they repeat the Sh'ma twice daily and say, "...malchuto l'olam va'ed."

-MW-

10 October 2010

"Many are my enemies..."

B"H

2 Cheshvan 5771


...So said David Hamelech speaking on behalf of the Jewish People in every generation.

When we were still mired in the mud of the Diaspora, we longed for the day that we would stand upright once more on our own soil, on the holy land of Eretz Yisrael, where we would once again be masters of our own fate, answerable only to HKB"H. Then, we would be free of the missionary's harangue and the imam's rant.

Finally, Hashem answered our prayers and He brought us home. Some called it the Zionist dream, but it became a nightmare as the muddy exile was dragged into the heart of Eretz Yisrael, the Erev Rav ruling over us in accordance with its infatuation with Western ideals and norms, which stand in contradistinction to the laws of our Holy Torah. The imams and the missionaries were welcomed to live amongst us here in our own holy land, where they continue to harangue and rant and incite and attack us, just as they did in all the lands of our dispersion.
Missionary Convicted of Striking Jewish Man

A Christian missionary who did not “turn the other cheek,” but rather struck a Jewish man in Arad who was demanded that the missionary not film him, was convicted Sunday of assault and causing damage to his victim. Sentencing will take place at a later date.

According to the complainant, the missionary was filming the scene in the Arad business center, while he and a partner distributed missionary materials. The victim demanded that the missionary not film him as passed through the center, but the latter refused. An argument broke out between the two, and at one point the missionary stuck the victim hard across his ear, dislodging and damaging his hearing aid. In court, the victim said that he had wanted to ensure that people did not mistake his appearing in the film the missionary was apparently preparing as support for their activities. After several witnesses spoke up for the victim, the court convicted the missionary.


Children of Israel, the day will come when the Erev Rav regime no longer extends its protection to our haters and destroyers. You must be prepared to carry out the will of your Father in Heaven as it is taught in our Holy Torah:

Yeshayahu 27.9---"Therefore, with this shall Jacob's iniquity be atoned for, and this is all the fruit of removing his sin; by making all the altar stones like crushed chalkstones; asherim and sun-images shall not rise."


When Mashiach will come, the crosses and crescents will be toppled and crushed!

-MW-

26 September 2010

CHAI TISHREI

B"H

18 Tishrei 5771


Moadim l'simcha!

Would you like to listen in to a conversation between Mashiach and HASHEM? Such a conversation was recorded thousands of years ago by David Hamelech. Read the portion of Tehillim designated for CHAI (18) Tishrei----88 and 89. (Notice how the number eight figures so prominently.)

-MW-

16 September 2010

MAY THEIR NAMES BE BLOTTED OUT!

B"H

8 Tishrei 5771


I know it's a daring thing, but I feel that strongly about it. While we are asking the Master of the Universe for mercy and forgiveness and that we, our loved ones and kol b'nei britecha---all of the members of our holy covenant---be written and sealed for a good new year, I want to ask that the names of the Erev Rav, our worst enemies, those traitors from within, have their names erased and without any further delay!

B'nei Yisrael are persecuted, expelled, and murdered. And what do the 'esteemed' leaders do? They can't give our holy land away fast enough. I hate them with an everlasting hatred.
RPT-Clinton: Netanyahu, Abbas "getting down to business"

Mitchell to hand Assad Netanyahu's proposed Golan withdrawal map


-MW-

05 September 2010

The Season of Peace

B"H

26 Elul 5770


Shalom uvracha from Tzion,

Have you wondered why it seems to always be davka at this time of year that new pressure is applied upon us to make peace with our enemies? We know that Rosh Hashana is the birthday of the world and the coronation of the King of kings and also Judgment Day for the whole world. But did you ever think of it as the season for making peace?

If we are doing our spiritual work correctly, we will be going to everyone we have wronged and apologize or make restitution and ask for forgiveness. What is this if not making peace amongst ourselves? And when we have done that, then we go before HaKadosh Baruch Hu on Yom Kippur and do the same thing and make peace with our Father in Heaven.

This is really the message that Heaven wants the Jewish Poeple to receive at this time of year, but because the nations are so very impure, the message they project comes out perverted into making peace with those who would destroy us, God forbid!


If every Jew would simply humble himself and put his own ego into submission before Hashem who is ONE (Aleph), then we could instantly turn this dark and bitter exile (גולה) into redemption (גאולה).

In this season of shalom, may the Holy One grant his perfect peace to all good Jews everywhere. Amen!

Shana tova~
-MW-

02 September 2010

Response to Terrorists


B"H


23 Elul 5770


Shalom, Dear Children of Israel,

If only there really were shalom in our world, but the day will come according to the promise of the Holy One. Until then, we must fight the battle and not get tired or discouraged. Peace will surely come.

Until then we must understand that we are at war. And we must be fully cognizant of who the enemies are. And we must not be afraid to say so.

I've been reading the various reactions to the renewal of terror on the roads. My own precious children travel those roads! I cringe when I read that the proper response to these attacks is to build more. This warped, galutish thinking must stop! This is the inane babbling of a slave people who have no other recourse. Raise your eyes above the gutter where your psyche is living and see what a free people does.

And you who say "deport" the monsters. How humane you are to mass murderers! You've assimilated Western thinking so well.

The ideal is for mass murder to be met with mass murder. Do the holy words of Torah that you hear every week go only in one ear and out the other?

This evil Erev Rav regime which aids and abets the mass murder of Jews and the evil Eisavian regime in Washington which arms and trains them....if we do not bring them to the justice that they so richly deserve, then the Master of the Universe will.

There is Judgment and there is a Judge!!

-MW-

WANTED FOR WAR CRIMES AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE

31 August 2010

Holy Yerushalyim

B"H

21 Elul 5770


Shalom to all the good Jews!

I want to encourage you to take heart, my brother and sisters, precious Children of Israel. For when Jerusalem is the center of everything, the end of our bitter exile is very, very near.




With blessings from Tzion~
-MW-

29 August 2010

Letter from a Giyoret

B"H

19 Elul 5770


Dear Am Yisrael,

We have a Torah mitzvah not to oppress or hurt the convert,


RAMBAM---Negative Mitzvah 252: It is forbidden to hurt a convert's feelings
Exodus 22:20 "You shall not wrong a stranger." A "Ger" (or "Giyoret") is a person who converted to Judaism and took upon him-or herself to keep the Torah and Mitzvot. We are commanded not to hurt his feelings or say anything that may cause the Ger to be embarrassed or feel uneasy.


With that in mind, read the following letter which I received from a giyoret asking why so many Jews from the so-called "National Camp" had become so deeply involved with Christian missionaries. She gave me examples that would no doubt shock those who are unaware of this tragic problem that is running rampant like a plague among the klal.
Dear MW,

I am crushed; crushed under the weight of a nightmare that doesn’t end. When I was yet a small child, my parents, with the best of intentions, sent me to a school once a week and two weeks in the summer, where I was indoctrinated into a cult. They brainwashed me, lied to me, told me that my father would die a horrible death if I could not convince him to believe the lies that they had force-fed to me. They made me believe night was day and light was dark.

Like some kind of intellectual or spiritual pedophiles, they sought out children especially---preyed upon them by way of the school and the summer camp and parties that they would throw to lure in new members. They held me captive in the darkness of their lies for thirty years of my life. Then, with God’s help, I saw a small light that was struggling to survive. It was enough to guide me out of the maze of deception and set me free from the bonds of this cult and I escaped.

I was so traumatized by the experience that I wanted to put as much distance as possible between me and the cultic pedophiles. I wanted to live and breathe in the light of day and cling ferociously to the truth for the rest of my days. So, I said good-bye to everyone and every place I had ever loved and went to the place where the light of truth shines brighter than any other place on earth. I found a family whom I felt I could trust and they took me in and made me like one of their own. In time, the cult caught up with me. They infiltrated my new home. They dressed like the natives of the land and spoke the new language and pretended to have the light though the darkness remained at the core of their being.

I began to see them everywhere. There was no place I could go to escape them. But the nightmare really started again when I came home and they were sitting at my table. My new family had accepted them into our home and began to enumerate for me all their wonderful qualities and to tell me how fortunate we were that they had come to us offering friendship because no one can have too many friends.

I tried to warn them; my new family. I cried and I told them how much it hurt me to have the nightmare thrust back upon me in so cruel a fashion. They laughed at me and told me I just didn’t know them; that these were really good people. Each time the cult arrived to visit, they brought money with them; money and more money.

My new family went into business with the cult and began traveling all the way to the other side of the world to visit with the cult and teach them the secrets of the light. No matter how hard I tried, I could not convince them that the darkness needs the light as a disguise to lure in more innocents like myself. And then I saw the children and I wondered who would protect them from this evil cult. They won't stop until the whole earth is corrupted with their perversion of the truth. And now they are targeting my last hope to raise my own children in the light.

This is why I sit crushed today under the weight of a nightmare that won’t end. The cult is insatiable and its lies are so easy to swallow especially when they come wrapped in the sweet money. Someone tell me. Is there really no hope to live free of the cult of Christianity?

It saddened me to have to answer her as follows...

"...Not until Mashiach comes. But when he does, look out!! All of the false cultic religions and those who are attached to them will be swept away!"

-MW-

07 June 2010

A Great Engulfing Darkness Descends

B"H

25 Sivan 5770


My dear, dear Children of Israel,

A major source of tremendous Torah light has been extinguished from our midst. HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu, the Rishon L'Tzion, ztz"l, has passed from this world into the next and we are sadder and poorer and in much more danger as a result.

He suffered on our behalf and advocated for us in Shamayim. He was a trustworthy and faithful shepherd for Klal Yisrael. The storm clouds swirling around us have just become much darker and more menacing. Cry out, Children! Call out to Hashem for mercy!

HKB"H should comfort us with the immediate revelation of Mashiach with techiyat hameitim!
-MW-

18 May 2010

SHAVUOT

B"H

5 Sivan 5770
49th Day of the Omer


Quote:

"...And I will betroth you to Me forever, and I will betroth you to Me with righteousness and with justice and with loving-kindness and with mercy. And I will betroth you to Me with faith, and you shall know the Lord."

Ani l'dodi v'dodi li,
-MW-

09 May 2010

NOT "Al Quds"

B"H

26 Iyar 5770
41st Day of the Omer


Dear Children of Israel,

A funny thing happened to me on the bus the other day. Two Muslim Arab women got on and they asked the driver if his bus goes to Al Quds. The driver didn't understand what they said, so they repeated it a couple of times, "Al Quds! Al Quds!" The driver just looked clueless and someone behind him said, "They mean the Old City." Just then I shouted out from the middle of the bus, "There's no such place as Al Quds, only Yerushalayim!" I repeated myself when it seemed that no one heard, but I might as well have been a fly on the wall.

On a different day, I saw something which made me think of that phrase "only in Israel." I was on a bus which was waiting in a line of traffic opposite a kiosk, when right there on the side of the four-lane highway stood a man in tallit and tefillin with siddur in hand, davening for all he was worth. A couple passed in front of him and went into the kiosk. Then the man laid his siddur on a chair next to the entrance (facing the direction of the Temple Mount) and went inside to help them. it was the kiosk owner, taking care of his business while he davened the morning service. What a sight to warm the heart!

Now, repeat after me..."There is no such place as Al Quds. There is no such country as Palestine. There is no such people as Palestinians."

-MW-

03 May 2010

MASHIACH 'ATTITUDE'

B"H

19 Iyar 5770
34th Day of the Omer


Dear Children of Israel,

A few righteous men have assimilated the Mashiach attitude in advance of the geulah shleimah. We should make every effort to follow their example.

Hirsch Was Wicked Man


Nationalist activists slammed Neturei Karta leader Moshe Hirsch who passed away Sunday.

Rabbi of the city of Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said that Hirsch should be buried outside the cemetery boundaries just as suicides and violent criminals are buried. “This man separated himself from the Jewish people. The name of the wicked should rot,” he said. Meanwhile nationalist activist Itamar Ben Gevir said that “Hirsch was a wicked man who was an enemy of Israel.”

Hirsch had met with both PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Iranian leader Mahmud Achmadinejab and called on them to destroy the Jewish state.

Wondering if Rav Shmuel and Rav Mordechai Eliyahu have the spirit of Eliyahu HaNavi,
-MW-

28 April 2010

Criminals!

B"H

15 Iyar 5770
30th Day of the Omer



Dear Children of Israel,

Don't despair. There is a Judge and there is judgment! One of the worst of the Oslo Criminals is Ehud Barak. Not only does he brag publicly that he offered the Arab enemy more than any of his predecessors, he just can't wait to lick his masters' hand. He revels in his crimes and has no shame whatever. Look at how he was received in the halls of American power:

Hillary Clinton Pleased with Barak's Razing of Homes
American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed satisfaction on Tuesday following what she called a "very constructive" meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Clinton said they had had a very constructive and positive conversation before Barak continued to the Pentagon where he received an Honor Guard prior to his meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Washington is pleased with Barak following the destruction of several homes in Jewish villages throughout Judea and Samaria on Tuesday.
DM Gets Heroes Welcome in Washington for Razing Homes

Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Labor) was received with an Honor Guard and heroes welcome on Tuesday upon his arrival at the Pentagon in Washington, where he met with American Secretary of Defense Robert Gates following his meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Prior to traveling to the United States, Barak orchestrated the destruction of several Jewish homes in villages throughout Judea and Samaria, a gesture pleasing to the American government that demands the forced expulsion of all ethnic Jews from these area.

Now compare that to the treatment meeted out to Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, who is also in Washington:

Jerusalem mayor shunned by top US officials
Following harsh statements against Obama Administration, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's request to meet with Clinton, Mitchell denied; Israeli official slams mayor's remarks, says his actions undermine renewal of negotiations


Have you ever seen a greater chutspah!? Heaven's angels must be cringing in preparation for what the Judge will meet out to Washington, but it won't be worse than what awaits the 'Jewish' criminals of Israel's government.

"Ken yovdu kol oyvecha, Hashem!" So may all your enemies be destroyed!!

-MW-

Uniting Eisav with Yishmael

B"H

14 Iyar 5770
Pesach Sheini
29th Day of the Omer



The Holy GR"A, Rav Eliyahu Mi'Vilna wrote:

"The main drive of the Erev Rav is to unify Eisav and Yishmael and to separate the two moshiachs."

Why? Because when Eisav and Yishmael are united, the amassed merits are almost more than we can beat, unless we are at our very, very best. And nobody is so deluded as to think we are anywhere near that at the moment.

Obama is himself a union between Eisav and Yishmael, as his mother was a Xian and his father a Muslim. This is very bad news for Yisrael.

Obama to Muslim world: A 'new beginning' has started
President Obama said tonight that the U.S. will set up exchange programs with business people throughout the Muslim world as part of the overall outreach program he outlined last year.

"The new beginning we seek is not only possible, it has already begun," Obama told the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C.

The exchange programs will include business opportunities in Silicon Valley, technology, telecommunications, health care, education and infrastructure, Obama told the summit that included delegates from the U.S. and Muslim countries.

The summit was one of the ideas Obama pitched during his June speech in Cairo outlining "a new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities."

"Over the past year the United States has been reaching out and listening," he said.

That includes winding down the war in Iraq, working with Afghanistan and Pakistan to "isolate violent extremists," and seeking a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, Obama said.

There has also been cultural outreach, Obama said -- including a comic book series in which Superman and Batman work with their Muslim counterparts.

"And I hear they're making progress," Obama said
.

Children, we have to get serious about teshuva and without any further delay!!

-MW-

26 April 2010

For Shame!

B"H

12 Iyar 5770
27th Day of the Omer



Dear Children of Israel,

We should be sitting in sackcloth and ashes and weeping and wailing at the chillul Hashem we are witnessing today. The Prime Minister of Israel has ceased Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria. He has ceased Jewish construction in Jerusalem and now he has given guarantees that Israel will not act against Iran this year!

Children, I must tell you that when our righteous Mashiach is revealed, there will no longer be any talk whatsoever of a "two-state solution." Instead, we will arrest and prosecute all the criminals involved in this sorry affair of giving away our Holy Land for nothing and guarantee Jewish rights to every inch of it. We will 'Judaize' it so thoroughly that you won't find an Arab or a Xian anywhere within our borders which will stretch further than ever before.

Look for it. Prepare for it.
-MW-

19 April 2010

In the Shadow of Israel's "Independence Day"

B"H

6 Iyar 5770
21 Days (3 Weeks) of the Omer


Dear Children of Israel,

As I await the coming of Mashiach along with you, I find myself needing to work at keeping all things in their proper perspectives. I can hear the revelry of celebration outside my door, but aside from the fact that I am truly grateful to Hashem for His many miracles on our behalf and for each step closer to the geulah shleimah, I am daily saddened by the shallowness of this great "salvation." The realists and the pragmatists of our times would have us believe that we "must" sacrifice large chunks of our holy land (and possibly even Jerusalem itself!) for a non-existent "peace" or for the continued support of our erstwhile patron---the United States.


I don't know about you, but I won't be able to celebrate wholeheartedly until we return to our Biblical borders and we have a leader who tells the whole world if they don't like it, tough! We don't need anyone but HaKadosh, Baruch Hu!

-MW-

06 April 2010

The "600,000"

B"H

23 Nisan 5770


Dear Children of Israel,

Iyar is coming---the month when the promise of Nisan seems to be fulfilled. It was on the 5th of Iyar when we were delivered from foreign rule and it was on the 28th of Iyar when Jerusalem was delivered from the hands of foreigners and reunited. From the two extremes, might we see somewhere in the middle, say the 14th of Iyar, the next step up---the deliverance of Har Habayit from the hands of the Yishmaelim? We might still bring Korban Pesach this year---on Pesach Sheini!!

Look at this report from Israel National News:
Jewish Spiritual Awakening? 600,000 Visit Kotel over Pesach
(IsraelNN.com) A record number of people, a vast majority of them Jews, visited the Kotel (Western Wall) plaza over the Pesach (Passover) holiday. According to the Kotel Heritage Fund and the Israel Police, more than 600,000 people from all Jewish streams – secular and religious, young and old – visited the ancient remnant of the outer wall that surrounded the Temple Mount....

Spiritual significance

The number 600,000 is considered to have spiritual significance in the Jewish faith, and is especially relevant to Pesach, in which the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt is marked. According to the Bible, this was the number of Jewish adult men who participated in the Exodus.

The number has also been associated with the impending salvation of Israel, with some mystically-inclined commentators noting that the number of Jews in the newly declared State of Israel in 1948 was roughly 600,000, and that the number of IDF soldiers in the Six Day War was also about the same....

Never give up hoping. It is destined to happen. Why not for us?
-MW-

28 March 2010

Chag kasher v'sameyach!

B"H

13 Nisan 5770


New Campaign: Build the Third Temple

(IsraelNN.com) The Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (Our Land of Israel/The Land of Israel is Ours) movement, headed by Rabbi Shalom-Dov Wolpe and Baruch Marzel, has launched a giant advertising campaign ahead of the Pesach (Passover) holiday on Jerusalem-area buses demanding "that the Temple be built speedily in our time." The ads include a picture of the Temple on the Temple Mount.

The goal is for public awareness and expectation of the Temple being built. The movement took space on 200 Egged buses, most of which operate in the eastern, predominantly Arab part of the capital.


23 March 2010

B'Yameinu

B"H

8 Nisan 5770


Dear Children of Israel,

The world as we presently know it is on its way out and we must prepare ourselves for the new reality. Hashem told us, "In it's time I will hasten it." We are seeing this happen right now as talk about "evacuating settlements in the West Bank" has given way immediately to the forfeiture of Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh, G-d forbid!

Behold the
"American Vision" of our future:
...the solution will come in the form of a return to the 1967 borders with territorial tradeoffs, rejection of the Palestinian right of return, the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state, and the introduction of shared administration of the Holy Sites.

...“The United States recognizes that Jerusalem is a deeply important issue for Israelis and Palestinians, and for Jews, Muslims, and Christians. We believe that through good faith negotiations the parties can mutually agree on an outcome that realizes the aspirations of both parties for Jerusalem, and safeguards its status for people around the world.”

The United States has set itself in direct opposition to the Master of the Universe, Who has other plans.

The entire redemptive process has been coming b'derech teva in stages. First, we returned and began to rebuild. Then we established Jewish rule in Eretz Yisrael. Only after some more time did Holy Jerusalem return to our hands, but we were still cut off from Har Habayit. As the
dry bones prophecy of Yekhezkel reveals, the body comes together piece by piece, layer by layer until it stands complete and then Hashem pours out His Spirit within it. We are poised to make this leap into the new reality when the Shekinah returns and the Third and Final Beit HaMikdash will be operational.

With every advance in the process Hashem has returned more and more of our Holy Land to us. The next major war will be the final war. At the end of it, not only will we have complete control of the Temple Mount, but our land area will have increased as well to include the EAST Bank of the Jordan River.

In
Chapter 50 of the writings of Yirmiyahu HaNavi, we see that there is a final end for Babylon, which is being accomplished in our own time with the current war in Iraq:
...Tell among the nations and let it be heard and raise a standard; let them hear and do not hide it. Say, "Babylon has been taken, Bel has been shamed, Merodach is dismayed, her images have been shamed, her idols have been dismayed. For a nation has marched against her from the north; he shall make her land a desolation, and no one shall dwell therein; both man and beast have wandered, yea they have gone. In those days and in that time, says the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go along weeping, and they shall seek the Lord their God. They shall inquire of Zion; their faces are directed hitherward. "Come and join the Lord [with] an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten."

My people were lost sheep, their shepherds caused them to stray, [to the] mountains [they] led them astray; from mountain to hill they went, they forgot their resting place. All who found them devoured them, and their adversaries said, "We are not to blame because they sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice and the hope of their forefathers-the Lord."

...For behold I am arousing and bringing up upon Babylon an alliance of great nations from the north land, and they shall set themselves in array against her, from there she shall be taken; ....Therefore, so said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Behold I visit retribution upon the king of Babylon and upon his land, as I visited upon the king of Assyria.

And I will return Israel to his dwelling and he shall pasture in the Carmel and the Bashan, and in Mount Ephraim and Gilead shall his soul be sated. In those days and at that time, says the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought, but it shall not be there, and the sins of Judah, but they shall not be found, for I will forgive those I leave over.

It is in this context of Babylon's final downfall that we see the promised return to ALL the Land of Israel. Carmel is west of the Jordan River, Bashan is east of it. Mount Ephraim is west of the Jordan River, Gilead is east of it.


Our best days are still ahead of us, Children! The entire world as well as many Jews, chas v'chalilah, believe that this "Palestinian State" and the forfeiture of all of Hashem's promises to us are a foregone conclusion. Nothing could be further from the Truth!!

Prepare, Children, Prepare! You will yet see the complete fulfillment of everything b'yameinu---in OUR days!!

Wishing you a chag kasher v'sameach with the Korban Pesach!!!
-MW-

18 March 2010

DELIVER US!!

B"H

3 Nisan 5770


This is all I can think about right now. What about you?

-MW-

15 March 2010

On the Brink

B"H

29 Adar 5770
Erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan


Dear Children of Israel,

Are you watching, along with me, the unfolding of our ultimate redemption? It is happening right before our eyes. Redemption involves revelation. It brings increasing spiritual light which exposes the truth to the world. Things which were previously well-hidden now can find no place to hide. Everything is out in the open---our enemies' hatred; their true intentions; their nefarious plans. Only the willfully blind can fail to see it.

The United States has been stripped of his false friendship mask. There remains no longer any excuse for
American Jews not to see the true nature of this beast. (I'm writing, of course, as if you are informed about what has been taking place over the past week since the Vice President's visit.) Everything is now centering on Holy Yerushalayim. This is the sign that we are nearing the end of our thousands-of-years wait.

Security is high and a "West Bank" closure is in effect as the Arab leaders agitate and foment violence over the inauguration of a rebuilt synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Prime Minister holes up in his inner sanctum, content to address the people via video link. He is the Prime Minister of Fear as he trembles before the Americans and his own people---afraid to build in Jerusalem (the US forbids it), afraid not to (the people demand it); afraid to attack Iran (US forbids it), afraid not to (Iran wants to annihilate Israel with a nuclear bomb). A man with no faith is paralyzed by fear.

But something else---Someone else---stands to be revealed in this dawning light of redemption. The Master of the Universe is poised to reveal his glory to an unbelieving, unrepentant world and then the level of fear will escalate to unimaginable levels worldwide. Everyone and his wicked heart and his evil deeds will stand exposed as on the Day of Judgement and there will be no place to hide from Hashem's face.

Prepare yourselves, Children. Today is Yom Kippur Katan and tomorrow is Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the entrance into the month of our redemption from Egypt. A lot can happen between now and Pesach! Prepare!! Don't wait until the last minute to start your search for the chametz. The way we fight the chametz (arrogance) of America and it's allies (EU, UN, etc) is by flattening our own egos into matza! (Did you notice that the ongoing accusation being hurled against Israel is that we "insulted" America?)

Nullify the ego, Children. Beat it down until not one tiny bubble of air remains to puff it up. Humble yourselves before Hashem and before your brothers and sisters. Prove to Hashem that you are His submissive servant. After all, we went from being slaves in Egypt to being slaves to Hashem. What about "freedom", you ask? The only true freedom is slavery to the Creator; submitting ourselves to the bonds of His Torah and His mitzvot.

In the merit of our humility, may we all be zoche to greet Mashiach Tzidkeinu THIS PESACH!!
-MW-

02 March 2010

Looking Towards Pesach

B"H

17 Adar 5770


"In Nissan we were redeemed and in Nissan we will be redeemed."

"The first redeemer will be the last redeemer."

-MW-

22 February 2010

Mashiach & Purim

B"H

9 Adar 5770


With thanks to Ohr Somayach:


"Behind every Jewish joke there's a Jewish tear. A wry bitter/sweet feeling of two thousand years of exile. Tears of sadness. Tears of joy.

In the Psalm, Shir Hama'alot, that we sing after a festive meal, there is a line that yearns for the coming of Mashiach: "Then will our mouths be filled with laughter..." When the Mashiach comes, he will come in an instant, and things will be totally turned upside down.

Just like Purim, he will come in crisis, in catastrophic reversal - hippuch. His coming will not be through gradual improvement. He will come in the darkest hour... which is always just before the dawn.

The bitter/sweet humor of the Jewish People will then be transformed to a sweet/sweet humor. There will no longer be an elegiac quality to it. Ridicule will be deposed from its throne of idiocy. Our mouths will be filled with laughter. It will be a laughter of discovery, a laughter of total realization.

Then we will see how all the pieces in this Comedy of the Absurd called Life fit into place.

Then we will laugh the last laugh."


-MW-

21 February 2010

Yartzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu

B"H

7 Adar 5770


Moshe's Other Half
By Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Founder and Director, Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin


Like Moshe was Molded by Women, Women Mold the Mashiach

On Zayin Adar (this year, February 21) we celebrate the birthday and the day of Moshe Rabbeinu's passing. At this time, Moshe's mazal (spiritual influence) shines most powerfully, and as the leader of Israel, he draws down Hashem's blessings to all of us.


Since seven represents a complete cycle, the seventh of Adar inspires us to serve Hashem in a complete manner. The Chatam Sofer compares Moshe, the first redeemer, to the final redeemer. We learn from Michah 7:15: As in the days of your Exodus from the Land of Egypt, I will show you wonders, that the redemption from Egypt is the prototype of the Final Redemption.

Moshe, who was the leader of the Jewish people during the Exodus, is the prototype of Mashiach. The midrash gives an example of how Mashiach parallels Moshe. Just like Moshe took his wife and children and made them ride on the donkey, so too, will Mashiach ride on a donkey (Kohelet Rabah 1:28). Just like it was the women in his life (Miriam, Yocheved, Bitya and Tziporah) who made Moshe into the leader of Israel, so is it the women who will bring about and mold the final redeemer.

Tziporah's role in molding Moshe is highlighted through the gematria (numerical value) of her name which equals "for Moshe". Moshe had an additional name, Tzipor. These same letters also spell tzaf or the light floated - as Moshe Rabbeinu saw Tziporah's light float.

14 February 2010

Mashiach Series

B"H

Rosh Chodesh Bet
Aleph Adar 5770


"Rabbi Abraham Ben-Haim has been the Spiritual Leader of the Moroccan Jews for over two decades. A leader in the Orthodox tradition, Rabbi Ben-Haim is looked to for guidance...."

He has a 7-part series on Yishmael, Redemption and Mashiach hosted on
TorahAnytime.com.

PART 1 - Yishmael: The Last Enemy of Israel
PART 2 - Our Generation vs The Past

PART 3 - Our Generation

PART 4 - Yishmael

PART 5 - Yishmael and Redemption
PART 6 - Yishmael
PART 7 - Yishmael and Mashiach

CHODESH TOV! ENJOY!!
-MW-

11 February 2010

Mashiach in Tsfat

B"H

27 Shevat 5770


"The Zohar also states that the Moshiach will come first to the Galilee, in the north of Israel; the Remaz, a main commentary on the Zohar, states unequivocally that this is referring to
Tsfat! " (Courtesy of Ascent)

Shabbat shalom and chodesh tov!
-MW-

04 February 2010

That's why they call them "Rav"

B"H

20 Shevat 5770


"Before the arrival of Moshiach, most of the rabbis will be from the Erev Rav, because Israel in themselves are holy, but the Erev Rav only work for their own benefit . . . wanting to rule over the public . . . One should only join with those who truly serve G-d and sacrifice themselves to Him, but not in order to receive any benefit." (Divrei Chaim, Parashas Vayakhel, 'Omissions')




MEET CHIEF RABBI DR. SHLOMO RISKIN


MEET RABBI MENACHEM FROMAN

They speak for themselves...
-MW-

03 February 2010

Information as a Weapon

B"H

19 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, I received the following comment from Warren Burstein:
[Quoting MW] "NO ONE is exempt from this Milchamah Mitzvah!! See you on the battlefield."

[Mr. Burstein] "Why don't you tell us about what you're planning to do in this battle (the real person writing this blog, not what Moshiach's wife might do). Or is your role restricted to urging others to."


Following is my response:

Thank you for your comment, Mr. Burstein because it shows that I did not accomplish my goal here. If you can ask such a question, perhaps others also did not understand, so allow me to make another attempt and if it is still not clear, please do write again.

First let me point out that the essence of truth does not change just because people perceive it to be untruth and by the same token, a lie does not cease to be a lie just because the majority of people believe it to be the truth.

We are so far into the redemptive process and the brightening of the sky, i.e. the revelation of truth, has been so gradual, we have barely taken notice of it. Heaven is shouting, as it were, and we have simply tuned it out. But if we choose to open our eyes to see and our ears to hear, we will be amazed that all the answers are right in front of us.

This period of history has been dubbed The Information Age and we have been hearing for a decade that there is a war on for "hearts and minds." Mr. Burstein, OUR WAR IS A WAR FOR HEARTS AND MINDS AND OUR WEAPONS ARE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION.

I have been an active participant in this war for eleven years now. I learn and I pass on what I have learned and encourage others to follow that path. The only way to fight for the World of Truth while living in the World of Lies is with TRUTH---TORAH TRUTH.

But know this! It is not enough to learn and know. And it is not enough to teach others what you know. KNOWLEDGE DEMANDS ACTION. It cannot be that we will learn who the Erev Rav are and learn to identify them and then not separate from them.

Here is an important lesson. The klipot can only exist while attached to kedusha. The Jewish neshama is the ultimate kedusha in this world. When the klipot are separated from the Jews, they lose all their power and they collapse.

This happened in Mitzrayim when the Jews left, which is why those who did not want (or intend) to leave had to die in the plague of darkness, because it was the will of the Creator that Egypt collapse.

This is one explanation for the Shoah. Hitler, y"s had the support of the German people, but he only had the power to take over the world from the kedusha of the Jews living under his rule. When he managed to kill them all or send them fleeing elsewhere, all his great power collapsed.

We should be able to extrapolate lessons for today as well. Eisav has to fall. This exile must end. The Jews of Russia, Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, etc. MUST LEAVE or G-d forbid, Hashem will take them out some other way [Yechezkel 20.38---"And I shall separate from you those who rebel and those who transgress against Me; from the land of their sojournings I shall take them, but to the land of Israel they shall not come, and you will know that I am the Lord."] When the Jews will leave the West, Eisav's power will collapse completely. This is one goal of the great tide of antisemitism sweeping through Europe--to send the Jews fleeing out of there. This is the great danger of remaining in the exile past the time that Hashem wills it to end.

And when the Jews of Eretz Yisrael will know and understand the power that they have over the Erev Rav, its power, too, will collapse. Because its power comes only from the kedusha of true Jewish neshamas. This is why the Erev Rav could not gain a foothold in Eretz Yisrael until first, people like the GRA"S students came and settled in the Holy Land.

When we will know (INFORMATION) and understand (EDUCATION) and act (SEPARATION), Heaven will help and we will win the war which will bring about the revelation of Mashiach Tzidkeinu; the unification of G-d's Name and the return of the Shechina, which are all one and the same thing.

Mashiach is in great pain and he suffers constantly. He is mocked and tormented and held back from the completion of his mission by the Erev Rav who have united Eisav and Yishmael and who incite them also against Mashiach Tzidkeinu. They drive him near to the point of death and only Hashem's mercy keeps him alive.


Practically speaking, the Jews in chu"l must come home. Allow Eisav to collapse and join the battle against the Erev Rav who rule over Eretz Yisrael.
The Jews of Eretz Yisrael have to understand that the State is doomed as are all its institutions because it is corrupt and full of rot. Its foundation, as shaky as the sands of Tel Aviv, the city which represents it, is not built on the bedrock of Torah which is represented by Jerusalem, the eternal Holy City, which never moves from her place no matter how many times foreigners overrun her. The Medina is not the Nation, nor is it the Land. It is a vehicle for arriving at a certain point in history; an incubator within which the kingdom grows and matures until is it viable.

Rav Binyamin Kahane, ztz"l, Hy"d told his students to withdraw from the election process once it became clear that the Erev Rav would never allow the people to choose a Torah government democratically. And his wisdom has been proven over and over these last ten years as Moshe Feiglin has failed again and again to advance any gains from within the corrupted system.

We saw the beautiful example of the young woman from Shomron who sat in jail for months rather than give her name to the police, stating openly and proudly that she does not recognize the authority of the state courts over her.

We've seen how the IDF which the Erev Rav regime imagined to be a means to acculturize (secularize) the Torah observant has been turned against those who idolized it and tried to cooperate with it, first in Gush Katif and now with the Hesder program. If we will not voluntarily separate, Hashem will force us to separate and it will be so much more painful and tragic!

Think on this. Ponder it well. It may sound terribly wrong when heard through the filter of Western assimilation, but mark my words, this is how it is going to come about. Everything is pushing us towards this end. And it is going to be the biggest test of faith we have ever endured. We will be tempted to ask "Is Hashem among us or not?" But "remember Amalek"---remember that only when we doubt can Amalek triumph over us.

Awaiting your comments...
-MW-

02 February 2010

Conclusions

B"H

19 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, the Erev Rav will not be rectified. They will be destroyed. And only then will the geulah shleimah arrive since they are the main hindrance to its fulfillment.
...When these shall be exterminated (the mixed multitude- Amalek), it will be as if G-d had made heaven and earth on that day; hence it is written, "On the day that G-d makes heaven and earth". At that time G-d will reveal Himself with the Shechinah and the world will be renewed, as it is written, "for as the new earth and the new heaven, etc." (Isaiah 66:22). At that time "the Lord shall cause to spring from the ground every pleasant tree, etc.", but before these (the other gods, the mixed multitude, Amalek) are exterminated the rain of the Torah will not descend, and Israel, who are compared to herbs and trees, cannot shoot up, as is hinted in the words: "no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field, etc." (Gen. 11, 5), because "there was no man", i.e. Israel were not in the Temple, "to till the ground" with sacrifices…

THE EREV RAV ARE AMALEK AND THEY ARE MIXED WITH ISRAEL AND
THEY WILL BE BLOTTED OUT
But AMALEK, who are the first born of Mitzraim and The EREV RAV mixed among the Jews, it is written about them (Devarim 25:19) “You shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek” So that none of them remain, for they are an admixture from all the nations and even from Cain. And as soon as they are blotted out from the world “Then the people will start calling in G-d’s name” Tikkune Zohar Tikkun 69

THE WAR AGAINST AMALEK IS THE WAR AGAINST THE EREV RAV

A war of Hashem against Amalek from generation to generation (Shemot) There never was a generation nor will ever be in this world without this evil seed, and the Holy One Blessed be He wages war against them. Of such it is written: (104:35) “Let the sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Hallelu-kah! The Holy Zohar, Beshallach 67a

THE EREV RAV ADMIXED WITH ISRAEL, ON THEM IT IS SAID: YOU SHALL BLOT OUT THE MEMORY OF AMALEK (ZECHER AMALEK), SO THAT NOTHING REMAINS OF THEM

But when Amalek that (they are the first fruit of Mitzraim and the Erev Rav) admixed with Israel, on them it is said: You shall blot out the memory of Amalek (Zecher Amalek), so that nothing remains of them, that they are the admixture of all the nations and even from Kain, and as soon as they are removed from the world, then people will start calling in the name of Hashem... Tikkune Zohar 119ª

THE EREV RAV MIXED WITH THE TRIBE OF SHIMON AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT SINNED REGARDING THE DAUGHTERS OF MOAV

Regarding the plague (The one that afflicted the Tribe of Shimon, after the incitement of the daughters of Moav) it was for the good of Israel, so that all the Erev Rav that was mixed with Israel as it says in Tehillim (Psalms 72) SAFU TAMU MIN BALAHOT, as Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai said, that all the 24,000 that died belonged to the tribe of Shimon, from the Erev Rav that converted and attached themselves to the tribe of Shimon. And this is why it is written “And the dead were…” meaning that they had died a few times already, regarding the meat, and regarding the spies and regarding the Golden calf, etc…For Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai had explained how nobody from Israel had died and that the Jews could not come into the land of Israel until they would be cleaned and purified from all the husks.
Megale Amukot al ha Torah, Balak

How do we combat this evil element within us? Remember that this is a war for hearts and minds. We educate and inform good Jews about how to identify the Erev Rav and then we do all within our power to separate from them and encourage others to do the same. Obviously, contrary to what we have been taught (very possibly by Erev Rav rabbis!) baseless love is not the answer. We must no longer side with them in our hearts, which is what happened at the incident with the Golden Calf...
...The Jews in general sinned with the Golden calf through thought, for when they saw how the Calf came out from the fire, they thought: Maybe there is something about the Golden Calf, but they did not sin through action for they did not make the Golden calf and they also said nothing about it, for it was made by the Erev Rav and they are the ones who said: These are your gods Israel, These are your gods and not These are our gods.

...And we are still in exile, for the redeemer will not come until we will purify and separate our-selves from them. And this was also the sin of King Shlomo when he received converts. Sefer ha Likuttim Tehillim

DO THIS: SEPARATE FROM THEM

From all that, we learn frightful things, that most of the Rabbanim are from the Erev Rav, and one has to fight against them with a strong war. And due to our many sins, not only that we do not fight against them but many people have a good connection with them, and build buildings and palaces for them and give them large sums of money, and they have an honorable and famous name, and the real Tzaddikim, who are connected to Hashem, sit in poverty and cannot act for the sake of Heaven properly, to increase actions for Torah and fear of heaven.

DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE DECEIVERS

Rabbi Ytzchak opened and said (Psalms 37:1): “Do not pay attention to the deceivers”, Who are the deceivers? For it is not written sinners or evildoers but deceivers, for they deceive themselves and those who befriend them. Rabbi Yehuda said: Deceivers, get away from the deceivers, so that you will not befriend yourself with their acts and you will then be part of their sins. Come and see: If there was no Erev Rav those that united with Israel, that act would not have been done, and all those who died from Israel would not have died, and all that was caused upon Israel would not have been caused. And come and see that act and that sin indeed caused exile for Israel. For we learned that the Holy One Blessed be He wanted Israel to be on the level of the superior angels at that point, and to make them free from everything, free from death, free from the yoke of the other nations, as it is written CHIRUT AL HA LUCHOT; AL TIKRE CHIRUT ELA CHERUT (Free). Now that the act was done, it caused everything, it caused the yoke of other nations, it caused that those tablets were broken, it caused a few thousand to die among Israel, and all this because of associating with the Erev Rav that went along with them. Zohar ha Kaddosh II, 45b

EVEN THE GOOD THINGS THAT THE EREV RAV DO,HAVE TO BE TREATED WITH CONTEMPT

The root of our deficiency comes from what the Erev Rav do to us. As it is written in the Zohar: “They (The Erev Rav) damage Israel more than all the nations”. And one has to strengthen oneself with great faith (EMUNA), because Israel were redeemed from Mitzrayim only in the merit of faith, and so it will be with the future redemption, that we will need great faith because we will see how the ways of evildoers succeed… and even if we see in them (The Erev Rav) good things like Torah and tradition and good manners and in particular they make peace with everybody and peace is the foundation of everything, and it is a very good trait, even so, as in the case of a sick person that needs to have his blood extracted even though the soul is in the blood, so it will be in the days prior to Mashiach, we must reject all these people even when they have good aspects in their behavior because then will be time of Clarification and selection and this will be the trial and choice in those days. (Divre Simcha by Rabbi Simcha Ysachar Ber Chalberstam, zt’l).

DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!! The Erev Rav is all about mixture. Hashem commands us to be holy, i.e. to be set apart or separated out from the unholy! The Erev Rav would have us mix up with everyone. If you see or hear a "Jew" encourage and advocate for unity with Eisav or Yishmael or the Erev Rav...he is himself part of the Erev Rav and must be avoided at all costs.

It is precisely the study of the Holy Zohar, in these passages which describe for us the battle against the Erev Rav, that we will find the way to bring Mashiach and the Final Redemption.

Our Great rabbis through all generations, taught that the complete redemption depends precisely on the
study of the Zohar ha Kaddosh.

THE SEFER HA ZOHAR WHICH IS THE TREE OF LIFE BREAKS THE FORCE OF THE EREV RAV

And because Israel will in the future taste from the Tree of life which is this Sefer haZohar, through it they will come out of exile with mercy and it will be fulfilled upon them: “Hashem alone will have compassion on them and there is not with Him a foreign god” And the tree of good and evil, which is ISUR VE HETER; TUMA VE TAHARA will not rule over Israel anymore for their sustenance will then come only from the tree of life, for in that place there is no difficulty KUSHIA from the side of evil and no argument MACHLOKET from the spirit of impurity for it is written: “For the spirit of impurity I will make to pass away from the land”, so that the Talmide Chachamim will have no need to receive sustenance from the AME ha ARETZ, but from the side of good, that eat TAHARA CASHER VE HETER, and not from the Erev Rav that eat TUMAH PASSUL ASSUR, that they are impure, that they make themselves impure through NIDDA SHIFCHA GOYYA AND ZONA for they are sons of Lillit, and on them it is written: For from the root of NACHASH came out TZEFA… Zohar ha Kaddosh III Parashat Nasso Raaya Mehemna 124ª


Some final words:

OUR HOPE SHOULD NOT LIE ON GREAT MEN BUT ON SIMPLE JEWS

And we should not rely and hope for the great men to bring us the Redeemer with their merits and prayers because The One who looks into the hearts is The One who knows the greatness of a person and not the one who looks into the eyes. But every single Jew, even if he is not great in Torah or learning in general must fight for our Father in heaven, that He will rule over the earth and to fight for our land the heritage of our fathers, with the Mitzvot that he performs and to concentrate on every Mitzvah only on rescuing the Holy One Blessed be He and His Shechina from exile (KUDSHA BERICH CHU U SHCHINTE MIN HA GALUT). And to rescue G-d will be all his intention because it is written in the Shulchan Aruch (Yore Deah) that the rescuing of captives takes precedence from all other acts of righteousness, and it is forbidden to waste even a minute from this pursuit and if this is the law regarding a man towards another, how much more must we do this to rescue a nation and his G-d which is the main form of rescuing captives. And let no man say in his heart: “What am I and what is my measure, so that there should be strength in my Mitzvot to accomplish something like this?” Because by having the proper intention the Mitzvah acquires a great measure and great strength, if the person will concentrate to rescue the Holy One blessed be He and His Shechina from exile. Through this the year of our redemption will speedily come and we will build Zion and all the cities of Yehuda and the land of Israel, and the Honor of G-d will dwell in Yerushalaim that the Holy one will establish.

THOSE WHO FEAR HASHEM NEED STRENGTH NOT TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF DECEPTION OF THE MAJORITY

The prophet Malachi already spoke about the great hiding of the face of Hashem and the great confusion of minds and ideas before the arrival of Mashiach because the evildoers and the actions of the Satan will be successful and the trials and the strength needed will be great, and there will be no possibility of talking about the truth and about faith in front of the multitudes… Therefore the prophet said: “Then those who fear Hashem spoke each one to his fellow” that those who fear Hashem will have to strengthen themselves that they should not err and go after the mistaken people and after the majority, and one should help his fellow man and strengthen him and tell him: “Be strong” and the Holy One blessed is He who searches the heart and kidneys, will test their words. (Maskil el Dal)

THE MAIN DRIVE OF THE EREV RAV IS TO UNIFY EISAV AND YISHMAEL AND TO SEPARATE THE TWO MOSHIACHS. THEREFORE, OUR MAIN SERVICE AND BATTLE IS TO BREAK AND TO REMOVE THE STRENGTH OF THE EREV RAV, THE K'LIPAH OF ARMELIUS THE EVIL, FROM ISRAEL; THE EREV RAV IS OUR GREATEST ENEMY, THE ONE WHO SEPARATES THE TWO MOSHIACHS.

The purpose in our bringing about the ingathering of the exiles is to set up faithful people for the sake of the unification of the two moshiachs (i.e., Moshiach Ben Yosef and Moshiach Ben Dovid) in the gates of Jerusalem. This is in order to return the Divine Presence to bring about the redemption, the true redemption and sanctification of God's Name. According to our teacher, the Vilna Gaon, z"l, we can bring about, with the help of God and through these strong people, these two moshiachs, and to learn well all the levels and their purposes in practical terms. The general purpose of the two moshiachs, Moshiach Ben Yosef and Moshiach Ben Dovid, throughout all the generations has been to protect and fight against the three 'heads' of the K'lipos, Eisav, Yishmael, and the Erev Rav. The specific role of Moshiach Ben Yosef is against Eisav who is the k'lipah of the left, the main purpose of Moshiach Ben Dovid is against Yishmael, the k'lipah of the right, and together they go against Eisav and Yishmael who are the ox and the donkey from the side of impurity. The joining of Eisav and Yishmael is the result of Armelius, the sar of the Erev Rav, who are able to destroy Israel and the entire world, may God have mercy. The main drive of the Erev Rav is to unify Eisav and Yishmael and to separate the two moshiachs. Therefore, our main service and battle is to break and to remove the strength of the Erev Rav, the k'lipah of Armelius the Evil, from Israel; the Erev Rav is our greatest enemy, the one who separates the two moshiachs. The k'lipah of the Erev Rav works only through deception and roundabout ways. Therefore, the war against the Erev Rav is the most difficult and bitterest of all. We must strengthen ourselves for this war, and anyone who does not participate in the battle against the Erev Rav becomes, de facto, a partner with the k'lipah of the Erev Rav, and was better off not being born in the first place. (Kol HaTor, Chapter 2, Section 2, Letter 'bais')

NO ONE is exempt from this Milchamah Mitzvah!! See you on the battlefield...
-MW-

01 February 2010

Consequences

B"H

18 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel,
BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MASHIACH THE WICKED WILL PROSPER AND MANY JEWS WILL ERR AND SAY THAT THE WAY OF THE WICKED IS THE RIGHT ONE AND WILL PRAISE THEM IN THEIR HEART

It is written in Malachi Chapter 3 13-15: “Your words have been strong against me, says the Lord. Yet you say, How have we spoken against you? You have said: It is vain to serve G-d; and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts? And now we call the arrogant happy; those who work wickedness prosper; even those who tempt G-d escape.

THE FACT THAT WE PRAISE THOSE WHO ARE WELL OFF EVEN WHEN THEY GO AGAINST G-D AND HIS MITZVOT MAKES US SAY TO OURSELVES: “IT IS USELESS TO SERVE HASHEM” G-D FORBID

In this way we will understand what is written in Malachi, for it doesn’t refer to people who say openly “It is useless to serve G-d”… But the intention of the prophet is all those Jews that will keep the Torah and the Mitzvot of G-d blessed be His name, but will nevertheless praise the actions of the wicked and evildoers and will say: “Those who work wickedness prosper; even those who tempt G-d escape” and they will praise the success of the wicked…And this is what the Holy One Blessed be He will answer them: “You have said: It is vain to serve G-d” meaning by praising the success of the wicked and recount of the miracles of the feats of evildoers, by this you are clearly saying “It is useless to serve G-d” and there is no profit in it, G-d forbid. (Maskil el Dal)

The consequences of being connected to the Erev Rav are dire. We already know that we lost the first redemption over this crew. And they delay the final redemption.
HOW MANY GOOD THINGS WERE WITHELD FROM THE JEWS ON ACCOUNT OF THE EREV RAV

AHARON AND HIS TWO SONS AND THE 70 ELDERS OF ISRAEL SINNED BY KEEPING QUIET AND NOT REBUKING AND NOT SAYING SOMETHING AGAINST THE EREV RAV WHEN THEY WANTED TO MAKE THE GOLDEN CALF

The Jews in general sinned with the Golden calf through thought, for when they saw how the Calf came out from the fire, they thought: Maybe there is something about the Golden Calf, but they did not sin through action for they did not make the Golden calf and they also said nothing about it, for it was made by the Erev Rav and they are the ones who said: These are your gods Israel, These are your gods and not These are our gods. Furthermore, it was Aharon and his two sons and the 70 elders of Israel who sinned by keeping quiet and not rebuking and not saying something against the Erev Rav when they wanted to do the Golden Calf, for they were the ones who went after Moshe when he ascended the mountain…and they were left in charge of the congregation…and they were the ones who heard from Moshe that he would return after 40 complete days. And when the Erev Rav saw that Moshe was delayed, they were the ones who had to say that they saw Moshe going up to Har Sinai and that he said that he would be back in 40 days and that they should wait…
Sefer Etz ha Daat Tov Shemini

AS LONG AS THE EREV RAV ARE WITH THE JEWS, HASHEM’S NAME IS NOT COMPLETE

In the end, when and as long as the Erev Rav are mixed within Israel, there is no proximity and union in the letters of YUD KE VAV KE. And immediately when they will be erased from the world it is said regarding the letters of Ha Kaddosh Baruch Hu (YUD KE VAV KE) (Zecharia 14) “On that day YUD KE VAV KE will be one as His name one”. And because of this ADAM who is indeed ISRAEL they have union with the Torah which is a Tree of life to those who hold fast by it… Zohar ha Kaddosh I 27b

BECAUSE OF THE EREV RAV ISRAEL WENT TO EXILE...


Tomorrow, IY"H, we'll share final thoughts on this subject.

Until then...
-MW-



31 January 2010

Motivation

B"H

17 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, learn now why it is that I refer to you as "Children of Israel."
THEY [the Erev Rav] FOUND AN OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAVE TO ISRAEL BUT THEIR MAIN PURPOSE WAS TO CAUSE TROUBLE FOR ISRAEL.

When (vayehi) Pharaoh sent the people (ha am), G-d did not lead them in the direction of the Philistines ... (Shemos 13:17) . . . As well, it is as they [Chazal] say, that every time Israel is referred to as 'AM' (people), it is an allusion to the Erev Rav. This is why it sometimes says 'the people,' whereas other times it refers to them as the 'Children of Israel' ... [Thus, when it says "When (vayehi), a word that can denote upcoming suffering for the Jewish people; Megillah 10b) ..." [it was an allusion to the future trial by the Red Sea, which would cause] great suffering for the Jewish people [as a result of the fact that] "Pharaoh sent the people," that is, the Erev Rav. For, it was Pharaoh who sent them, and not God Who took them out. God only wanted to redeem His great nation and inheritance, but Pharaoh sent them along in order to force the Jewish people to return to Egypt. Thus, they found an opportunity to cleave to Israel but their main purpose was to cause trouble for Israel. (Ohr HaChaim)

...a tell-tale sign of Erev Rav is not what the person does, but his motivation for doing it, which is not always simple to know. However, over time it is clear which leaders serve G-d and His people 'lishmah' - for altruistic reasons - and which ones do so for the sake of some personal benefit. Thus, you can find simple, unlearned but devoted Jews who are cherished by Heaven, and intelligent and well-learned leaders who are self-serving, and despised by Heaven, especially when they fool the public and garner their respect.

THE EREV RAV DOES NOT HAVE AN OUTWARDLY SECULAR NATURE. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY CAN APPEAR QUITE RELIGIOUS AND, FOR THE MOST PART, FULFILL THE MITZVOS INCUMBENT UPON A JEW TODAY, AT LEAST EXTERNALLY. HOWEVER, THE ZOHAR ITSELF, AND THEN THE VILNA GAON, HAVE MORE TO ADD TO THIS LIST, BRINGING INTO EVEN GREATER FOCUS THE WORST OF ALL JEWISH ENEMIES THAT LIVES WITHIN. In Sifra D’Tzniusa, Chapter 1, the GR"A (Vilna Gaon)


The Erev Rav are very concerned for their personal kavod. If they perceive a slight, they will scream to the high heavens for their own honor, but for Hashem's honor they have no concern whatsoever.

This is what the holy Rabbi Yehonathan Eyebeshutz, author of Yearot Devash writes there (Derush 15): “Due to our many sins, the jealousy and zealousness due to G-d have disappeared, they are turned upside down and in their place the honor and profit of the people dominate. G-d forbid if someone comes and argues or diminishes the honor of any Rabbi or a leader of a congregation or if someone violates a decree of the community concerning the communal budget and allowances, they will run after him and persecute him until the end. But if on the other hand someone comes and damages or diminishes the honor of the Torah and he raises his hand against the Torah of Moshe, they will only shut their mouth. Even the good and pious people will only go so far as to say about that person: “May his name be blotted out”. But in this case no one will suggest to persecute him and run after him to humiliate him or cause him shame. And this constitutes the length of our exile, because no one is jealous for the Jealousy and Honor of G-d.


Pondering...
-MW-

28 January 2010

Who Are They? (Part 3)

B"H

14 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, there is much more to say about the Erev Rav and their origins, characteristics and destiny, and G-d willing we will continue next week, but today, I'd like to break from that discussion to say the following. We all know that Israel is ruled by an Erev Rav regime. They are not the sum total of the Erev Rav, not by a long shot, but they are the most powerful.

I would like to jump ahead and talk a bit about what is expected of us in regard to the Erev Rav, at least this part of them, because something happened today that I feel is noteworthy.

Backtracking a bit, Rabbi Meir Kahane was Mashiach ben Yosef in his generation. You see how as the generations degrade, our Mashiach sinks lower and lower in the esteem of the nations. This is a measure of how alienated they, and we, are from the truth.

Rabbi Kahane was set to win a very large and influential number of seats in the Israeli Knesset when at the last moment, a month from the elections, Likud and Shas (those who had the most to lose) made a deal to have his party declared racist and ineligible to run. They did it and they got away with it. In response to this, Rabbi Kahane wrote a book called "Referendum or Revolution" in which he called upon the people to demand a referendum on his party's eligibility or revolt outright against the government's abuse of power and denial of the people's democratic rights. (G-d willing, perhaps we will get into that book a bit more later on.)

But we were still too timid, too unsure of ourselves, too tied in every way to the Erev Rav rabbis who would never countenance such a thing. So the Rav's mission to bring the Redemption early, failed and Hashem called him home. (This is what is meant by "pray that Mashiach ben Yosef does not die in battle.")

We were left behind to face the False Peace Process, the Oslo Accords, exploding buses, suicide bombers, raining missiles and.... Well, you've lived through most of it, so you know.

The war of this generation is primarily a battle for hearts and minds. How many times did we hear former President George Bush say this? And it became a litany in the media thereafter. That is because it was a message for us. OUR hearts and minds must be properly prepared before we can receive Mashiach.

There are no more opportunities to bring redemption early. This is the last generation, the Dor HaMidbar; those who were not born into the slavery of the nations, but were free and unhindered to begin their journey to Eretz Yisrael. Either we will prepare or we will not be allowed to remain. There are no fence-sitters in this war.

If our hearts are attached to any manifestation of this evil anti-Torah regime, then we are sick and in need of healing. It is possible to love Eretz Israel because it is a gift from Hashem and a vehicle for our mitzvot without any regard for Zionism at all. Those who love the flag and the anthem and the army and the image of Bibi and Peres collecting accolades are far, far from the One Above.

From the time of Rav Kahane, every Torah-believing Jew in the government should have left it. For one thing, the Erev Rav are klipot who parasitically feed off of the kedusha of holy Jews. Had good, Torah-loving Jews withdrawn their support completely and abandoned the Erev Rav, the government would have collapsed from internal rot.

What happens to otherwise good Jews once they join with the government instead of opposing it? Well, we see what happens from the example of
MK Michael Ben -Ari:
MK Ben-Ari Condemns Shoe-Throwing Incident

(IsraelNN.com) MK Michael Ben-Ari, who has had no shortage of criticism for the High Court's actions and decisions, said Thursday that he condemned the shoe attack on High Court justice Dorit Beinish Wednesday. He warned, however, against making the incident into "a reason to make the court a 'sacred cow,'" that would be immune to any criticism at all.

One is forced to uphold the authority of and respect for this dangerously flawed institution. And then we see things like this:
Rabbi E. Melamed Considering Resigning

(IsraelNN.com) Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Dean of Yeshivat Har Bracha, is considering resigning his position – in order to make sure his students don’t sit in jail.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak removed Yeshivat Har Bracha from the Hesder arrangement [a five-year program, consisting of one-third combat army service and two-thirds Torah study] last month, after Rabbi Melamed did not condemn soldiers’ in-army protests against outpost demolitions.


A Rabbi who stood up for the Torah and the halacha was first degraded and harassed and now is being pushed out of his position. All hesder soldiers should refuse to serve and should have refused to serve from the moment that the army began expelling and beating Jews.

This is a big subject. We have barely begun to touch on various aspects of it that we need to learn. G-d willing, we will attempt to continue next week. In the meantime, I will leave you with this thought for Shabbat:

THE EREV RAV ARE THORNS AND ISRAEL ARE THE ROSES AMONG THEM IN EXILE

And why did Hashem appeared to Moshe from the thorn bush? To show Moshe that He was in pain among the thorns. And even with this “And the bush would not be consumed”. For the roses, that represent his sons, that represent Israel, and that are destined to be in the exile among the EREV RAV that they are thorns. And this is the secret of (Yermiah 46:28) “Do not fear, O my servant Jacob, says the Lord; for I am with you; for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you; but I will not make a full end of you, but correct you in due measure; yet I will not leave you unpunished”. …And the suffering that the EREV RAV inflict to the Jews in Exile accelerates the Redemption, and the calm that they have towards the Jews delays the redemption. Tikkune Zohar, Tikkun 12

This was the reason for what happened to Gush Katif. And it was meant to distance us from them. If we don't do it ourselves, Hashem will do it for us or we may find that we are among the Erev Rav.
Wishing you all a lovely Shabbat Shira, a Tu b'Shevat sameach and Shana tova to the trees...-MW-

27 January 2010

Who Are They? (Part 2)

B"H

13 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, the war which we are bidden to wage against the Erev Rav is not a reference to some 'Erev Rav' element within us. These are real people. They are the souls of the Egyptians which have been reincarnated along with the entire Dor Hamidbar in this generation.

“The Children of Israel traveled from Ramses towards Succot. There were about 600,000 adult males on foot, besides the children. The Erev Rav also went up with them”. (Shemot 12:37-38)

THE EREV RAV WERE THE SORCERERS AND MAGICIANS OF EGYPT WHO MOSHE TOOK OUT OF EGYPT IN SPITE OF HASHEM’S WARNING NOT TO TAKE THEM ALONG.

... And who were the "mixed multitude"? Were they Lydians, Ethiopians, or Cyprians? Were they not all Egyptians, and did they not all come from Egypt? If they had consisted of a mixture of many different nations, would not the plural verb 'Alu (went up) have been used instead of the singular Ala (Ex. XII, 38)? In fact, however, the "mixed multitude" consisted entirely of one people all the members of which spoke one language: namely, all the sorcerers of Egypt and all its magicians, as it is written, "And the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments" (Ex. 7, 2); for they wanted to oppose the wonderful works of the Holy One, blessed be He. When they saw the signs and the wonders which Moshe wrought in Egypt they came to Moshe to be converted. Said the Holy One to Moshe: "Do not receive them" Moshe, however, replied: "Sovereign of the universe, now that they have seen Your power they desire to accept our Faith, let them see Your power every day and they will learn that there is no G-d like You." And Moshe accepted them. (ZOHAR HA KADOSH KI TISSA 191A)

"...the Erev Rav that left with the Children of Israel, and they were more than double the Jewish people . . . (Sha'arei HaPesukim, Shemos 1:8)"

In his book EVEN SHELOMO, the Vilna Gaon, ztk’l wrote that the selection and purification of Israel will not be complete until the Erev Rav separates from Israel completely, because they (Erev Rav) are very attached to the Jews and the Jews learn from their actions.

And the five types of Erev Rav are:
1- Those that create strife and talk Lashon ha Ra
2- Those who pursue their desires like Prostitution, etc.
3- The swindlers who pretend to be Tzaddikim but their hearts are not straight.
4- Those who pursue honor and build great synagogues to make a name for
themselves
5- Those who pursue money and strife
(Aderet Eliyahu)

"...Our Sages said that in the period of "Mashiach's footsteps" impudence will become great... and the `Erev Rav will return to be the leaders of Israel" – Sifra ditzniutha, chapter 1


Hoping to elaborate upon this a bit more in coming days...
-MW-

26 January 2010

Who Are They? (Part 1)

B"H

11 Shevat 5770


"... the redeemer will not come until we will purify and separate ourselves from [the Erev Rav]."

This is because Mashiach must fight against them and he can't do it alone. We must help him. If we are unprepared to do so, if, G-d forbid, we would even fight against Mashiach's attempts to defeat them because we do not understand the issue, then his mission is doomed to failure from the start.
"...our main service and battle is to break and to remove the strength of the Erev Rav, the k'lipah of Armelius the Evil, from Israel; the Erev Rav is our greatest enemy, the one who separates the two moshiachs. The k'lipah of the Erev Rav works only through deception and roundabout ways. Therefore, the war against the Erev Rav is the most difficult and bitterest of all. (Kol HaTor, Chapter 2, Section 2, Letter 'bais')

"Before the arrival of Moshiach, most of the rabbis will be from the Erev Rav, because Israel in themselves are holy, but the Erev Rav only work for their own benefit . . . wanting to rule over the public . . . One should only join with those who truly serve G-d and sacrifice themselves to Him, but not in order to receive any benefit." (Divrei Chaim, Parashas Vayakhel, 'Omissions')

"...And they are called Erev Rav, because they are the heads (leaders) of the Jews in the exile and therefore they are called RAV." (Likutim HaGRA)

"...they are the rich men living in happiness and contentment without suffering nor pain, thieves and full of bribes, that they are the judges, the leaders of the people, about whom it is written: 'And the land was filled with violence because of them', on them it is written: 'Their enemies became their heads',...." (Zohar ha Kaddosh III Parashat Nasso Raaya Mehemna 124ª)


To be continued, G-d willing...

-MW-

25 January 2010

Bringing Mashiach (Part2)

B"H

11 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, I submit that misplaced chesed has been a greater source of trouble for the Jews than misplaced gevurah. Chesed is compared to water and we all know what damage can result from unrestrained water, from water which is not confined within set boundaries.

Were it not for Sara Imeinu’s gevurah which balanced Avraham Avinu’s chesed, he would never have separated Yishmael from Yitzchak. And were it not for Moshe Rabbeinu’s insistence on bringing the Erev Rav along with us on our way out of Mitzrayim, we would have had the geulah shleimah at Har Sinai!

The Zohar HaKadosh says:

…"The tree of the knowledge of good and evil" shall be thrust from them and shall not cleave to them or mingle with them, for of Israel it is said - "and of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil ye shall not eat". This tree is the "mixed multitude", and G-d pointed out to them that through mixing with them they suffered two losses, of the first and of the second Temple, as it is said: "and on the day that you eat of it you shall surely die". They caused the Tzaddik to be left parched and desolate by the loss of the first Temple, which is the Shechinah in heaven, and by the loss of the second Temple, which is the Shechinah on earth. (Zohar ha Kadosh I 26a)
In the Tikkune Zohar (97a) it is written: “All the exile and the destruction of the Beit ha Mikdash and all the suffering, all of it came through Moshe’s acceptance of the Erev Rav, and all wicked people and evildoers in each generation come from them, meaning from their souls, for they are reincarnations of those who left Egypt and this is what the Gemara (Beitza 32) refers to: “They come from the Erev Rav”.


Furthermore: The Erev Rav delay the redemption much more than all the nations of the World.” (Raaya Mehemna-Sefer Ha Zohar)
And then we see:
The main aspect of the sin of Adam ha Rishon was that he wanted to bring close to him all the admixture of Chametz, the Erev Rav and the 70 nations and this was also the sin of Moshe Rabbeinu when he took with him the Erev Rav, and they made things worse when they made the Golden Calf. And we are still in exile, for the redeemer will not come until we will purify and separate ourselves from them. And this was also the sin of King Shlomo when he received converts. (Sefer ha Likuttim Tehillim)
Today, it is clear who is involved with trying to continue this sin by attempting to mix us up with Yishmael and Eisav or who condemn those who instinctively try to separate from evil Jews. And then they illegally play the unity card in order to get us back in line.


This must stop! We have to understand what is right and not be intimidated into backing down because of our lack of confidence in the truth. If we truly, truly wish to bring Mashiach, the most important thing we can do...right now...today...is begin to separate from the Erev Rav and stop enabling their dastardly deeds.

Hoping to continue this line of thought, IY"H...
-MW-

24 January 2010

Bringing Mashiach (Part 1)

B"H

10 Shevat 5770


Dear Children of Israel, we hear all the time that unity is the most important thing. Unity above all will bring Mashiach! And many Jews have taken this a step further and they say that we must be united with our apostate brethren as well and still others go beyond that and they tell us that we must even be unified with those of the nations.

Let me tell you something very simple. Our job in this world is to cleave to our Creator so that we will become like Him and be His partner in this world. What did Hashem do immediately when he began to create? He began to make order. He began to separate things and put them in their proper places. Then what did the first man do? Immediately, he made a mixture---he mixed good and bad by eating from the Tree. What is our job now? To rectify that mistake by separating the two again.

There are mitsvot that involve separating---shatnez, etc. In the Havdalah service, we praise Hashem for separating between the holy and the profane; between light and dark; between Israel and the nations; and between the Shabbat and the six working days.

I'm here today to tell you that contrary to the majority of what you hear, the way to bring Mashiach is not through unity at all costs. First, it is through separation---from Yishmael, from Eisav and from the Erev Rav---and only then should we unify...as Bnei Yisrael. This is the only unity that counts.

You can view an in-depth treatment of the subject of the Erev Rav
here. Following are some pertinent excerpts:
THOSE WHO FIGHT AGAINST THE MASHIACH
At that same time the Holy One blessed be He will awaken his power against all the nations of the world and the King Mashiach will be known in all the world and the Kings of the world will unite to go against him and many of the evildoers of the Jewish people will unite with those nations to wage war against the King Mashiach and then the world will darken for 15 days and many of the Jews will die on those days of darkness and on this episode it is written (Isaiah 60:2) “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you”. (Zohar ha Kadosh II, 7a)

...The prophet Malachi already spoke about the great hiding of the face of Hashem and the great confusion of minds and ideas before the arrival of Mashiach because the evildoers and the actions of the Satan will be successful and the trials and the strength needed will be great, and there will be no possibility of talking about the truth and about faith in front of the multitudes…Therefore the prophet said: “Then those who fear Hashem spoke each one to his fellow” that those who fear Hashem will have to strengthen themselves that they should not err and go after the mistaken people and after the majority, and one should help his fellow man and strengthen him and tell him: “Be strong” and the Holy One blessed is He who searches the heart and kidneys, will test their words. (Maskil el Dal)


Hoping to deal more with the subject in the coming days, IY"H...

-MW-