28 February 2012

QUESTION

B"H

6 Adar 5772


Did you beg Hashem with all your heart and with tears to send us Mashiach and the geulah shleimah today?

What could be more important than that?
-MW-

17 February 2012

The Gadol HaDor

B"H


24 Shevat 5772

I was very disturbed by an article I read at Yeshiva World News. It tells about an avreich who, after consultation with rabbonim and his wife and children, decided to donate a year of his life to HaRav Yosef Shalom Eliyashiv, who at 102 years old is hospitalized with failing health.

Equally disturbing was the reason given:
“...we are in a time that the gedolei yisrael as the pillar of our existence and without them we won’t be able to continue maintaining a proper lifestyle. We need Rav Elyashiv and other gedolei hador to lead and guide us”.
It's a good thing to give honor to the bearers of our Holy Torah and to feel attachment to them and to want to keep them with us, but Bnei Yisrael needs to understand that we depend upon no one, but Hashem for all that we have or ever will be. HASHEM ALONE deserves our worship. We must be very careful in this matter, not to overemphasize the importance of our leaders.

We even managed to survive the loss of Moshe Rabeinu and we went on to conquer the Land of Israel under the leadership of Yehoshua ben Nun and when we lost him, Hashem brought another to take his place.

The article does not tell us the age of the avreich, but even if he is a young man, who is to say that he will have his full 120 years? What if, G-d forbid, he only ahs two years left? He would be giving half of his life away?

I find this whole idea, that HKB"H sits bargaining over life like this, as if He were in the shuk, l'havdil, to be very repugnant. And besides, was it not already determined on Rosh Hashana who would live and who would die?

Certainly we should pray that the sick will recover, but we have to be ready to leave the final decision to Hashem.

-MW-

13 February 2012

Are you tempted?

B"H


20 Shevat 5772

I am sickened and saddened that Anglos and Anglo-run organizations promote Western culture and holidays in Eretz Yisrael. For the past few years, they've been trying to launch Valentine's Day on the Israeli public. See this article blurb on the JPost website, for example:

Top 5 Jerusalem date hotspots
No matter your thoughts on Valentine’s Day, it’s a good excuse to take someone special for good food in a memorable setting.
Until now, it really hasn't much caught on because everybody knows that Tu b'Av is the Israeli "Valentine's Day." I just hope it remains that way.

Perhaps you are an Anglo-Israeli or Diaspora Jew reading this and you're asking, "What's the harm? It's just innocent fun."

Maybe you're remembering candy hearts and exchanging valentines in public elementary school. And maybe no one ever told you the history behind the holiday.
Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.
In short, it has Catholic and Roman pagan roots. It's everything that opposes Judaism. We have our own holidays which besides bringing us joy and celebration, are rooted in the thoughts of the Creator and which make a real and lasting impact on our reality.

If you're a Jew who has been practicing foreign rituals, please stop. If you've been tempted by the advertising to start, please don't. This mixing of truth and lie, dark and light, really offends HKB"H and it certainly confuses the children.

If you're a Jew, it's really very simple. Just be a Jew and leave the goyische stuff to the goyim!

Glad the next holiday on my calendar is Purim,
-MW-

Beware!

B"H


20 Shevat 5772

I was reading the ZAKA article linked at Tomer Devorah, when I came across something else that's very dangerous.


Revealing the Jewish roots of the Christian Bible
The new “Jewish Annotated New Testament” (Oxford University Press, 2011) is a magisterial volume of Jewish commentaries, essays and scholarly notes on the second half of the Christian Bible. Ironically, the JANT is the work of two practicing Jews, Bible scholars Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University and Marc Brettler of Brandeis University. And the intention of the volume is not “to convert Jews,” but the very opposite: to enable Jews to encounter the New Testament in an informed and noncompulsory way, while showing Christians the very Jewish nature of the books (and writers) in question.
An interview with the authors follows...
Jay Michaelson: Why is it important for Jews to read the New Testament?

Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler: First, much, if not all, of the New Testament is Jewish literature, and all of it is relevant for understanding Jewish history. The New Testament sheds important light on early Jewish life and literature, from the practice of Halacha relations with Rome to women’s social roles to the meaning of apocalyptic texts. Another rationale for Jews reading the N.T. is respect: If we Jews want Christians to respect Judaism, we owe the church the same respect, and that respect includes knowing what is in the Christian canon.
More than that we don't need. So, first they come and say this is written for Christians to learn the Jewish roots of their religion and then they sneak in with "another rationale for Jews reading the N.T....."
This tripe is right up their with Kosher Jesus. When you see these things, you must reject them outright. We Jews have the Torah, written and oral. If we had any need of anything further, Moshe Rabeinu would have brought it down to us from Har Sinai.

Contrary to the authors' claims, the New Testament is not worthwhile as either a historical document or as an anthropological one, because those entrusted with it had no compunctions about making changes to the text over the centuries and the majority of it comes from the mind of a single man - Saul of Tarsus. Furthermore, people owe respect to the Torah because it is G-d's Truth. And we must DIS-respect the New Testament and the Quran because they are NOT!

The goal of all these things is to break down the protective barriers that have been maintained since our founding as a nation. Beware even so-called "Orthodox Jews" who want to build a bridge between "us" and "them." Nothing good will come of it.

With protective love for Am Yisrael,
-MW-

10 February 2012

Iran is the Sign

B"H


17 Shevat 5772

Iran has been given to us as a sign. Hashem wants to strengthen and encourage us, so He has set Iran as a sign to indicate where we are in relation to the revelation of Mashiach. If you want to know how close it is, just look to the situation with Iran.

For how many years now have we been hearing that Israel is going to attack Iran's nuclear sites? It was like a countdown - four years til they have weapons capability, three years, two years, a year and a half. Now, the consensus is saying this year - 5772. Some say May and others say July will be the very last moment.

March has Purim - a celebration of an ancient victory over a Persian enemy. April has Pesach - the commemoration of the first redemption. May corresponds to Iyar, the month when Hashem brought miraculous victories over modern Israel's enemies in 1948 and 1967.

July 2012 is a double whammy - Shiva Asar b'Tammuz and Tisha b'Av both fall in the month of July this year.

The war with Iran has to happen. It's part of Hashem's End of Days plan. Therefore, it's no use to pray it won't be. Better to pray it comes in the Spring when our mazal is toward chesed rather than in Summer when it turns to din.

It's not going to be much longer now,
-MW-

07 February 2012

What were they thinking?

B"H


14 Shevat 5772

Rabbi Moshe Grylak, writing in his weekly Mishpacha column last week, said:

Last week I talked about a series of “undercover” meetings in which I was privileged to participate, together with other spokesmen for the chareidi community, in fraught but fruitful dialogues with representatives of some of the more anti-religious elements in Israeli society. Our eyes were opened at those meetings when we discovered that for our opponents, the most burning question was, “Where will we fit in when you people take over? What are your plans for us?” In view of the demographic trend that clearly forecasts a chareidi majority within a few decades, these secular Jews were full of dread for their future. They envisioned a theocratic regime like that of Iran or Saudi Arabia, headed by ayatollah-like figures who would have sinners dragged out and put to death by stoning. They would be watched by a black-garbed religious police force, and woe to anyone who should stray from strict morality or break the Shabbos laws. It sounds incredible, but they were speaking for large portions of the Israeli population, who actually see this scenario as a tangible threat.
What on earth were these leftist chilonim thinking? That the religious would want to live by Torah miSinai? I mean these crazy ideas they get. It could only have come straight out of the Jewish Bible. We'll have to excuse them for looking to the Torah for what they could expect from a religious "take-over" since, according to Rav Grylak, nothing could be further from the truth.
This very issue was addressed in my book HaChareidim: Mi Anachnu b’Emet? (Chareidim: Who Are We Really?) -- written at the request of a number of colleagues on the religious left and published by Keter, a secular publishing house. Allow me to quote a passage: “Try and explain to [a secular Israeli], especially if he isn’t interested in listening, that we have no desire to impose a halachic regime here in the State of Israel. Even if this impossible vision should ever become a reality and the government should fall into chareidi hands, there are simply no such intentions, and certainly no ability to implement such a policy.
There you have it. The frei rebels who desecrate G-d's name daily have no worries from the religious front. "...we have no desire to impose a halachic regime here in the State of Israel. Even if this impossible vision should ever become a reality...there are simply no such intentions, and certainly no ability to implement such a policy."

What a chillul Hashem! We were fresh out of Mitzrayim and Hashem expected us to live by his good and righteous and just and life-infusing laws. They are only lethal to willful and repetitive transgressors who rebel against the King of kings in public.

No one goes into a person's home to see what they are doing, but public flaunting of the King's laws must be punished as it questions the King's right to rule over us. Why, oh why, is it alright to coerce secular law, but not religious law? The only difference is that one originates in the mind of man and the other originates in the mind of G-d. Give me G-d's law over man's law anytime!

Think! Is our Torah true or not? Did we receive it from G-d at Har Sinai or did we not?

It's time these questions were settled in our own minds, dear Children of Israel, because Mashiach is coming and we are going to have Torah law in our land the same as we did for the 1199 years of the Mishkan and the Holy Temples. Hashem told us that the Torah was not in Heaven that we should send someone up to get it for us, but it "is very close to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can fulfill it."

G-d has not changed and neither have we, unfortunately for us.
-MW-

06 February 2012

What do you see when you look up?

B"H


13 Shevat 5772

Rabbi Lazer Brody on his blog Lazer Beams, has written a post today called Damaging Chatter. It says the following...

...The Torah warns against bravado, attributing one's success to "the might of my right hand" (Deuteronomy 8:17). Blatantly ignoring the Torah, the PM says: "the only thing that ensures our existence, security and prosperity is power."

...we vehemently take exception to the PM's unfortunate statement and ask forgiveness from Hashem for this crass bravado and most damaging chatter. We know the only thing that ensures our existence, security and prosperity is Hashem. Ein Od Milvado - there is nothing or no one but Hashem.
Dear Children of Israel, I'm sorry to tell you that it gets worse. But, it is critical that you all understand what kind of people are running our country right now.

In a recent New York Times article quoted in full at Soul Mazal, Minister of Defense Ehud Barak was reported to have said the following...
...He and Netanyahu, he said, are responsible “in a very direct and concrete way for the existence of the State of Israel — indeed, for the future of the Jewish people.”

...Barak said: “It’s good to have diversity in thinking and for people to voice their opinions. But at the end of the day, when the military command looks up, it sees us — the minister of defense and the prime minister. When we look up, we see nothing but the sky above us.”
This is not only tragic for them, but it is a disaster for the People of G-d to be led by such arrogant people with such empty souls.

Hashem! Please deliver us from the rule of the Erev Rav and bring us the kingship of Mashiach ben David!!

"...And above my head, the Shechinah of G-d!"
-MW-

03 February 2012

Whose New World Order?

B"H


10 Shevat 5772

Everyone has heard of Eisav's plans for a New World Order, but did you know that Yishmael has a plan as well?

A-Jad Plans New World Order

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday said that Iran and like-minded nations needed to "define the New World Order system."

..."Nations loving justice and affection should define the new world system," he said.

During his speech, Ahmadinejad underlined the necessity for the start of a New World Order, and said the "justice-seeking nations should cooperate with each other to materialize this goal."
Everyone seems to want to do Yisrael's job except Yisrael!

There certainly will be a New World Order with a one-world government, but it will be based in Jerusalem and the King Mashiach will rule in righteousness and justice for all by the Law of Almighty G-d!

Please G-d, it should come soon!
-MW-

02 February 2012

Criminal Action

B"H


9 Shevat 5772

One need only look to the fate of Ariel Sharon to see how Heaven views the crime of expelling Jews from their homes and destroying their property in the Land of Israel. Neither Heaven nor Hell wants anything to do with such a person, therefore he remains suspended between the two.

It was publicized today that the current Erev Rav regime has added insult to injury by paying Arabs to help destroy Jewish property and make Jewish families homeless.

A top officer in the Israeli Police slammed the Defense Ministry's decision to allow Arab workers to participate in the demolition of buildings in new neighborhoods (“outposts”) conducted by the IDF, police, and Border Guards over the past few months. Last September, Arutz Sheva reported that Arab workers participated in the demolition of Migron. According to witnesses, the Arabs laughed and joked while pulling apart structures, making fun of the Jews who were being “exiled” from the site. The officer criticized the inclusion of Arabs in the demolition and evacuation of Migron, terming it “heartless.”
The Erev Rav are just doing what comes naturally to their evil hearts. What I don't understand is why the Jews won't wake up and stop fighting the bulldozers and start fighting the regime.

When my husband comes to power, all of these who have participated in these crimes against the Jewish People will receive their just reward. And they won't be housed in a coma unit. They will be dispatched to the appropriate place.

Eager for justice,
-MW-