31 July 2014

The Message in the Numbers

B"H


4 Menachem Av 5774

Dear Children of Israel,

I wish I had the gift of prophecy and could give you clear direction, but alas, I don't. However, I sometimes think I have some vague insight. Maybe it means something. Maybe it doesn't. But, our tradition teaches us that there is great significance to numbers and that sometimes a hidden message can be uncovered with the help of gematria. Ever since the beginning of this latest phase in the geulah process, I've been struck by certain numbers...

3 Jewish boys kidnapped
6 arrested for the murder of the Arab boy
18 days searching for the kidnapped boys
18 days of fighting Hamas before the first cease-fire was called
3 Jews arrested for a 'price tag attack' in Maale Adumim
3 Jews arrested for an attack on Arabs in Neve Ya'aqov

All 3s and multiples of 3.

There are 3 Avot - Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya'aqov; 3 parts to Tanakh - Torah, Nevi'im and Ketuvim. Of course, there are 3 Batei Mikdash - the two which already were and the one that is yet to be. Some say there will be a 3rd World War and that there are 3 wars of Gog uMagog. We were led by 3 in the Midbar - Moshe, Aharon and Miriam. Bnei Yisrael are divided into 3 - Yisrael, Levi and Cohen. I'm sure you can think of others.

Here are some that I found online...

(On the number 3 in Judaism)

  • A symbol of holiness. The Holy of Holies occupied one-third, and the Holy Place two-thirds, of the entire Temple.
  • There were three vessels each for the altar of burnt offering, the altar of incense, and the Ark.
  • The Menorah had twice three arms (besides the shaft, which also held a lamp), and each arm had three knobs.
  • The priestly blessing consists of three sections 
  • In kedusha, word "holy" is recited three times. 
  • The number of prayers recited daily
  • The number of Shabbat meals
  • The number of shofar sounds on Rosh Hashanah
  • The Shalosh Ragalim (Jewish festivals): Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot
  • Number of aliyot for a Torah reading on a weekday or at mincha

I think that this repetition of the number 3 is meant simply to communicate to us that everything that is happening today - all of the events and all of the decisions that result from them - are ultimately being orchestrated by Hashem for the good of Bnei Yisrael.

It's like a way for Hashem to give us a little wave and say "I'm here!"

If you have any other ideas, please feel free to share them in the comments.

Besorot tovot! May our mourning be quickly turned to rejoicing!!
-MW-

27 July 2014

"Israel Deserves an Apology"

B"H


1 Av 5774
Rosh Chodesh Av

This is a share from Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi's facebook page...

I am sick of apologizing for Israel’s right to defend itself. I am sick of the word “ceasefire” when all that really means is “time for Hamas to build more rockets” while we stand by helplessly. I am sick of the UN calling this an Israeli-Palestinian War when all along it’s clearly been a prolonged terrorist attack that the IDF is courageously trying to stop. I’m sick of people criticizing Israel for killing innocent people when they have done more than any country to warn Gazans and have even brought the gunmen into their own hospitals. I’m sick of apologizing for being a Jew. For being part of a nation whose kindness and compassion shine through even on the battlefield.

Somehow the world is turning everything around. Turning the terrorists into victims. Turning the attacked into the aggressor. This is the anti-Semitism of today. A hatred and disgust with Israel no matter what we do.
Now I ask you. Who should be apologizing? The millions of Jews running for cover as rockets attempting to smash into their school yards and tear apart their homes come raining down? The parents of all the soldiers who have tragically died in this frustrating, dangerous ground war in Gaza, where every move is calculated and re-calculated to prevent the loss of life?

Should the soldiers apologize for risking their lives to fight terrorism while the rest of us shake our heads over the news? I am sick of apologizing for Israel when it is Israel that really deserves an apology.

Israel deserves an apology from the media for falsely portraying them as aggressors. From the Jews who have turned their backs on their own people when they are needed most. From the terrorists themselves, for the constant panic and fear, for the horrific loss of life, for destroying our homes, for diverting our planes, for turning our lives upside down, and for putting innocent Arab lives in mortal danger. Israel deserves an apology.

And I also want to apologize to Israel and her courageous people. I am sorry for not defending you loudly enough. For not doing more to speak up against the staged newspaper photographs and the false criticisms. I am sorry for the hours in which I forget about the pain and the suffering that you are going through. I am sorry, dear parents of all the fallen soldiers. I am sorry for your aching grief and loss, sorry that you had to sacrifice your sons in this war for Jewish survival. Because they were not just fighting for Israel, they were fighting for all of us.

I apologize to all of you, who live in the only place in the world where every Jew is welcomed home, that you are not recognized on a daily basis for holding up the fort for all of us, for teaching your children to remain calm under fire, for sending your sons to guard our borders, for holding onto your faith when everyone around you is intent on taking it away.

Thank you Rabbi Mizrachi for your courage to always tell the truth!
-MW-

25 July 2014

THE END OF SEVEN YEARS

B"H


27 Tamuz 5774
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

In a responsum of Rav Hai Gaon on the topic of redemption, the rav wrote the following: 
...When seven years remain of the years comprising the 'appointed time' (הקץ), these will be the years when redemption commences, for the Sages provided an identifying sign for them when they said: 'the week (שבוע) when the son of David comes....'  During that week Edom will rule over Israel for a period not less than nine months and no more than three years. This is because Israel can only take sovereignty away from Edom, as Scripture affirms: 'Edom will have possession; Se'ir, their enemies, will have possession, but Israel will powerfully prevail. One from Jacob will rule, and he will destroy what remains of the city' (Num 24:18-19),....
I find it more than a little interesting that Shimon Peres, the only remaining high-profile leader from the original yishuv, who has been in the Israeli government for its whole existence, attained the Office of the Presidency seven years ago.  Yesterday, his seven-year term ended and he stepped down to become just an ordinary citizen. 

It's the end of an era and hopefully, the end of the seven years just prior to the ushering in of the messianic age.

Besorot tovot and Shabbat shalom,
-MW-

06 July 2014

Yehudit's Prophecy

B"H

8 Tamuz 5774


Could the current situation in Eretz Yisrael be the beginning of the fulfillment of Yehudit's prophecy?

The following "prophecy" made the rounds in 2006 and was attributed to a woman who reportedly passed away in 2005...

...Her words were recorded and approved by Talmidei Chachamim in Yerushalayim. She said that the visions she 'saw' is in the merit of Zchut Avot. She said that all the trouble Am Israel are experiencing is the preamble before Moshiach ben Yosef is revealed, as it says about Yosef HaTzaddik, z'sl, "You thought evil against me; but God meant it to be good."

When Am Israel does not merit the Geula, they are like beasts till it has had its fill, and then the leadership is transferred to man. "I will sow the seed of beast and the seed of man." This man cannot operate and be known to the public unless he follows the Torah and keeps the commandments, as Shlomo HaMelech, zs'l, said, "God he'll fear and His commandments he'll observe, for this is man."


This 'man' operates with all his powers for the honor of HaShem's Torah and His servant, Moshe Rabbenu, zs'l. He will organize the war against nations of the world, as well as physically fight in this war. He will correct the Klipot of the exiles. Only this man is capable of doing this because "Ahavat Israel" (love of Jews) and Torat HaShem is embedded in him unconditionally. Who is this man? This man is Moshiach ben Yosef.


Prior to his leadership, more trouble will surface from the Arabs regarding the green line and their rage will burn interiorly and exteriorly. Yishuvim (settlements) inside the green line will need to protect themselves. The public and hidden hatred toward these holy inhabitants will be intensitied as well as clarified (birur).

* The last governments in Israel are from the Erev Rav.

* The Government will be a very poor leadership which is no leadership; a 'non-government'.
* The situation will be very difficult due to severe neglect of the poor people of Israel.
* The economy will deteriorate.
* The Erev Rav Gov't will deceipt the nation and secretely weaves dangerous deals.
* They will hand over holy places, including Yerushalayim, and this will cause a 'storm' in Am Israel.
* North of Israel will burn up from missiles from the Iranian Hizbulla, with the support of Syria.
* IDF (Israel Defense Force) reaction will be worthless.
* IDF will be very angry with the 'non-government'.

Moshiach ben Yosef will arrive to the North. In the beginning, he will not know that he was chosen to be the first savior. He will operate thru his qualifications and thru his love for Am Israel that is embedded in him. He is very pious and has helpers with him. Thru his holy bravery and courage, people of the North as well as others will slowly awaken and want to attach themselves to him and join him. There will be those that will oppose him, including religious Jews that follow the Torah and its commandments.

He will rule from the Galil, his headquarters will be in Tzfat or Teveria. Some Talmidei Chachamim will begin to recognize him as the savior of Bnei Israel and will join him. Others will only join him much later.

* He'll announce an emergency regime.
* He will announce an emergency economic and secure regime because Israel will be bankrupt due to bankruptcy in America.
* He will call upon the Arab states to stop striking the Jews and to recognize the sovereignty of Israel in all Yesha territory.
* He will make major changes in the army.
* Major portion of the high-ranking officers of the IDF army will transfer their loyalty to him.
* In respond to kassam and rockets on Northern Israel, he will give instructions to completely exterminate a city in Syria.
* Egypt and Jordan will declare a war against him.
* He will lead the new IDF and capture Jordan and half of Sinai.
* He will forcibly capture Yerushalayim.

He will announce that the government operating in Yerushalayim are criminals and will demand to judge them according to the laws of the Jewish Court. He'll put some politicians in prison, while other politicians will try to run away. There will also be also politicians who will form a coalition to fight him, but he'll kill them.

* He will scatter media journalists and instead, place his own people.
* He will give (S'micha) Rabbinical authority to G'dol HaTorah to establish Chachmei Torah councilmen.
* He will cancel all authority and power of the Israel judicial system.

Meanwhile, in America...

* The Unites States will be severly struck because of their pride.

* The dollar will lose its value and the inflation will severely escalate.
* America will become bankrupt.
* The severe strikes on the U.S. will come thru wars and even more, thru powerful weather disasters.
* The quick escalation of Moshiach ben Yosef will contribute to antisemitism.
* Antisemitism will rise to unimaginable heights.
* Jews of the United States will be forced to flee like fugitives, because those who survived the weather disasters will not be able to survive the tremendeous waves of hatred against them.
* The survivors will arrive in Israel with only the clothes on their back and Moshiach ben Yosef will reach out to help them.

Throughout the process, there will be many remarkable revealed miracles.


Please listen my friend, many are waiting for Moshiach to reveal himself and very soon, he will have the leadership.

What "Yehudit" says is very similar to what the holy sefarim (books) say.
(Posted at Moshiach ben Yosef.)


Here's hoping,
-MW-

03 July 2014

"VENGEANCE IS MINE"

B"H

5 Tamuz 5774


Only Mashiach can rescue us from the clutches of an evil regime who works at every turn to thwart the true Jewish spirit that wants nothing so much as to be completely obedient to Hashem's Holy Torah.

It is being reported that soldiers who have called for revenge against the enemy will be "severely punished."

It is being reported that the new president-elect Reuven Rivlin has "slammed" calls for revenge.

It is being reported that various MKs and other authority figures are making the same kind of statements across the board, claiming that this is not Jewish.
Bnei Akiva secretary general calls for 'blood of enemy,' subsequently apologizes
...In a post written on Monday, World Bnei Akiva secretary general Rabbi Noam Perel wrote: “Three corpses of our youths were found cast on the field, an entire nation and thousands of years of history demands revenge, the government of Israel is convening for a revenge hearing which is not about mourning, the master of the house has gone crazy at the sight of the corpses of its sons, a government which will turn the army that was searching into vengeful soldiers, soldiers that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins.”
...Perel concluded his post writing “The humiliation will be atoned by the blood of the enemy and not by our tears.”
He subsequently deleted the post and then issued an apology, saying his comments were misunderstood.
...On Wednesday night, Chief Rabbi David Lau spoke out against calls for revenge, saying it was wrong in terms of morality, values, and Jewish law.
People want to say that vengeance belongs to God, but He brings it about through his chosen servants. Human beings act as His hands in this world. 

We are one parshah away from Parshat Pinhas, in which we read how the zealous grandson of Aharon HaCohen stopped a plague which was bringing death to tens of thousands of Jews by exacting Hashem's vengeance.

Learn the lessons of Pinhas! May we merit to see the ultimate messenger of Hashem's vengeance with the revelation of our righteous Mashiach NOW!

-MW-

01 July 2014

A "Fitting" Punishment

B"H

3 Tamuz 5774

While the government-which-is-no-government sits and discusses options, as if they only understood the need for it after three weeks, anyone who takes the Holy Torah seriously could tell them...

Were it my decision, I would not hesitate to order the immediate execution of every Arab - man, woman, children and infants - who lived within sight or walking distance of the place where the bodies were found. And then, the village(s) would be razed to the ground. And then, we would see what would come next...