30 August 2016

Double Hurricane Headed to Hawaii – A Meteorological First

Double Trouble Headed to Hawaii  and

In what’s being hailed a meteorological first, two back-to-back hurricanes are marching toward Hawaii, both of them threatening torrential rains and rip-roaring winds this week. The closer of the two, hurricane Madeline, could break a 
second as the first hurricane to strike the Big Island since bookkeeping began in 1949.

Hurricanes are rare in Hawaii [. . . ] “Usually the waters [along this storm track] are on the edge of what’s needed to support hurricanes,” . . .“Now, they’re just warm enough, and it’s making a big difference.”

Source: Two Hurricanes Churning to Hawaii


. . . Tropical trouble: Storms head for Florida, North Carolina, Hawaii

Four separate tropical systems are taking aim on western Florida, the Outer Banks and Hawaii this week.
Two tropical depressions will bring rain and churning seas to the East and Gulf Coasts while two hurricanes approach Hawaii.

Both tropical depressions could become tropical storms before reaching land within the next couple of days. A tropical depression becomes a tropical storm when wind speeds reach 39 mph. Storms become hurricanes at 74 mph.

Source: Two Hurricanes to Florida, No Carolina and Hawaii


Are we beginning to see the intensifying effects of Nibiru and the arrival of Moshiach while we are approaching Rosh Chodesh ELUL, the time of intensification of our Avodah during the coming 40 days up to Rosh Hashanah?

29 August 2016

TAKE THIS TO HEART AND KEEP THIS IN MIND . . .


THIS IS SO IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY PREDICT AN EARTHQUAKE SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE:

Stop building homes in tall buildings, stop copying Manhattan! You are Jews; settle the holy land of Israel in houses, not apartments! You must settle the Negev, Galilee, Samaria, Binyamin and Golan Heights. Dear Jews, stop focusing on the center of Israel, stop building sky scrapers; it is not G-d's will. The holy land must be villages and towns. The land of Israel will grow one centimeter every day in every direction.

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW, BECAUSE NEFESH B’NEFESH CANNOT HANDLE ALL THESE NEW IMMIGRANTS COMING HOME:

It sounds like the skies will be full of fleets of EL AL PLANES going to the far and near lands to rescue Jews from Redemption Turmoil.

G-d is destroying all of the Arab countries and a large part of the world to bring the Jews to Israel. Thousands are coming; millions more will come.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND THE HEADLINES:

The biggest sign of in the world: G-d is destroying the Arab countries around us so that Jews can come safely to the holy land of Israel! This is not like the time of the spies who didn't want to come to Israel for fear of the people there. G-d is cleaning out all of the Arab countries around Israel and telling the Diaspora Jews: "Look at the holy land of Israel, a beautiful and wonderful country! It has everything - Torah, synagogues that are holy and pure, protection, prosperity, joy, peace, gold, silver, diamonds, oil, gas, iron and the most important of all - G-d is here protecting the Holy Land and the Messiah is working in the Holy Land!”

IF MENACHEM OF ABSOLUTETRUTH613 IS CORRECT, THIS COMING ROSH HASHANA, YOM KIPPUR, AND SUCCOT WILL BE GEVALDIG WITH FIREWORKS of GEULA:

The prayers of the holidays in the Holy Land are not like prayers outside of Israel because the Holy Spirit is only in Israel since 1948 when the state of Israel was established.

ONE THING IN THE NEWS IS VERY TELLING, TURKEY HAS A TASTE FOR BLOOD AND WAR, BUT THEIR END IS NEAR:

Due to the thousands he (Erdogan) has killed, others want revenge and want to kill him. Turkey will turn into chaos, Turkey will bleed. Listen and read, there will be a terrible revolution in Turkey. Jews: run away from there like fire!

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE ERETZ YISRAEL, RECONSIDER YOUR FUTURE:

Many Jews will come to Israel. It will not stop! Continue building houses and spread out throughout Israel, establish settlements and stop with the skyscrapers and buildings. Real estate in Israel will continue, no one can stop it - it is G-d's doing!

THIS IS A PREDICTION BASED ON THE ZOHAR AND KABBALAH:

The Messiah above held by Leah is judgment, and the Messiah below held by Rachel is mercy. The Messiah above must connect with the Messiah below and turn the Messiah above to mercy; this is "merciful redemption". If there was judgment and redemption, heaven forbid, the Messiah above would come down without the Messiah below and there would only remain the minimum of souls necessary in all of Israel. In a merciful redemption, the Messiah above connects with the Messiah below, it is time!

ABOUT MOSHIACH:

the age of the universe, as based on the Zohar, is 15.34 billion years, and scientists are presently at 13.7 billion years (I think some are up to 14 billion). You are correct that they are catching up, but I just wanted to give a more accurate reading.

Also I believe that time of Moshiach is based on Mincha Gedolah, not candle lighting. It still comes to 5776, but more like 18 Halachic hours and 37 Halachic minutes into the sixth day.

When He (G–D) gives us definite messages, such as Sanhedrin 97, or Bamidbar 24:17, or the end of Malachi, or the end of Daniel, or thousands of other hints, including all the Torah Codes, FC individuals, or Rabbaim, or Mekubalim, or the Star of Jacob being close, or all the prophecies happening, or all world events happening, etc, etc, etc, He is telling us a definite message: 5776 IS THE YEAR OF GEULA AND MOSHIACH.

There has never, I repeat, never been a year where the Star of Jacob was weeks if not days away. There has never been a year that had the coded information in the Torah or the FC individuals, or the Rabbis, or the Mekubalim, or the tremendous number to prophecies fulfilled, or, or, or in such abundance. Please do not compare this year to any before -- there is no comparison whatsoever.


Source: Message from R’ Nir Ben Artzi and Absolute Truth 613: Moshiach, Redemption and Nibiru

28 August 2016

An UPDATE on Recent Sightings of the Nibiru System in our Universe


HERE WE HAVE A SELECTION OF REVEALING PHOTOS OF WHAT’S IN OUR UNIVERSE NOW. THE SIGHTINGS ARE MORE EASILY RECOGNIZABLE AND EASIER TO PHOTOGRAPH. 


THESE NEXT TWO PHOTOS ARE OF THE RED ORB
















A SERIES OF PHOTOS OF THE SUN IN ITS RISING REVEALING A HUGE ORB 















THIS IS THE FAMILIAR GREEN ORB THAT CHEM TRAILS ARE TRYING TO OBSCURE 















THIS IS A CLOSE-UP OF ONE/TWO ORBS IN THE FOLLOWING TWO PHOTOS 


















HERE CAN BE SEEN THE SUN RISING AND SHINING ON SEVERAL ORBS 































THIS IS A PHOTO OF A DOUBLE MOON OR OUR MOON WITH A SHIELD 
(hope you can red the text)





















THIS PHOTO SEEMS ESPECIALLY MAGNIFICENT, IN THAT CAN BE SEEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE A HUGE DARK ORB WITH LIGHT (OUR SUN)BEING EMITTED FROM THE LEFT HORIZON

“Stop Having Israeli Jewish Babies: The Land is Too Full"

HE SAYS:  The Land is Too Full*
Who is He?   Alon Tal of Adam Teva V’Din
What is Adam Teva V’Din?


[doesnt look crowded to me :-) ]

Because the beaches are too full, an environmentalist, Alon Tal, one of the founders of Adam Teva V’Din suggests to stop having so many Israeli Jewish babies!


This guy has been in academia too long, and has developed “progressive oppositism”. [Me: Here I coin a new phrase “oppositism,” meaning “the disease of ‘progressivism’ which infects their minds and thinking that transforms ‘the opposite’ (diametrically different; of a contrary kind), into the preferred, i.e. the oppositism.]


Some of his proposals:

“[A]ccording to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel’s current population is 8.522 million people, having grown 2.2% over the previous year.”

It says “8.5 million people” – Who are these people? These are NOT all Jews. Even some Israelis may not be Jewish. (Really! Gasp … gracious, what am I saying?)

“[S]tabilize the population so the country doesn’t need to keep building new apartments at such a voracious rate”

Tal singles out two populations who are most guilty of perpetuating overpopulation: the ultra-Orthodox Haredim, and the Bedouin

“People shouldn’t be paid for having large families — it’s a bad public policy.”

“Delaying the age of marriage is something that we can really do,”

Does he sound like Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth”?

“I know that we came here to bring a blessing to the land, and 50 million people cannot bring a blessing to this land; they can only bring destruction and devastation. That’s a reality,”

“Today, Zionism’s great success is our nimble ability to realize when reality changes, we need to change too. We need to change a country’s objectives and visions. Anyone who is not willing to change is the anti-Zionist, because you are dragging this country off a cliff. We’re on the edgy of the abyss, environmentally and socially.”

“With all due respect to the wonderful work of Nefesh B’Nefesh, [… ] we can stop what has been a self-righteous, almost insufferable Zionist superiority complex, which says to Jews around the world, your quality of life is deficient. You don’t have the Jewish integrity, being a Jew abroad is somehow fake.”

“Israel’s unsustainable population growth is the result of public policies,” […] If we don’t, [demographic dynamics] our descendants will curse us, because we were given a Land of Milk and Honey, and we turned it into an ecological and social disaster.”

A Terrifying Future Indeed . . .

As a country, Israel is simply too full. In his new book, “The Land is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel” the author lays out a terrifying future if Israel does not start to control the meteoric population growth.


All of these outlandish quotes can be found in a quite lengthy article on the ‘progressive news site 

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I saw this article a couple weeks ago and am just now posting it. However, in this weekend’s JPost paper edition, Seth J. Frantzman has critiqued this same book and its author. His final words are:

Israel is NOT the most crowded . . . 32nd behind Lebanon and others. Tel Aviv isn’t even in the top 40 cities by population density. Israel is perfectly positioned to be similar to . . . UAE. What it needs is a more dynamic economy and solutions to its housing crises. That doesn’t mean less people, it means better policies to plan for them all and to open up the Negev to real development. The Land is not full, the Land has simply been mismanaged.

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Adam Teva V’Din

*Arafatrat is turning over in his grave saying I told you so!


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27 August 2016

The Rebbetzin – An Amazing Opportunity

The following is from The Tablet Magazine, that also featured a tribute to Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis A”H. The fascinating part of this article was the inclusion of  4 Tapes of her 1973 Madison Square Garden appearance for the rescue of Jewish neshomos from a spiritual genocide as she saw it, greater than the European one. You can hear her outstanding and penetrating pleas to young Jews to rediscover and appreciate their heritage. Listen to her passionate pleas . . . a survivor with her family from Buchenwald, the Rebbetzin realized her mission here on earth.

"Esther Jungreis, who died on Tuesday at the age of 80, was an Orthodox Jewish outreach pioneer who famously crusaded against secularism, liberalism, and the assimilation of the American Jewish community, a phenomenon she called 'spiritual genocide.’"

"She led mass revivals across the globe throughout the ’70s and ’80s—spectacles where thousands of young Jews sang and prayed together as she held forth with her message. She published books, pamphlets, and a decades-long weekly column in The Jewish Press in an effort to articulate the purpose of Jewish tradition in modern America. Her softly demanding Hungarian-accented English is already the stuff of legend."




In 1973 she founded Hineni, an organization that brought “fallen Jews back to a fundamental faith.” The New York Times would later dub her the “Jewish Billy Graham.” She stood at the head of the Baal Teshuvah movement, a “return to Judaism” campaign set amid a countercultural moment that witnessed both a larger American religious awakening as well as an ascension of ethnic pride. It is a phenomenon that continues to puzzle observers who have never really figured out what to make of people who reject their autonomy in favor of a relatively unforgiving and wholly totalizing system of obligation (especially, as it were, women). Jungreis called on Jews to testify as Moses did (“Here I am”), and to accept the unpalatable idea that they are unique, special, chosen, and obligated to live a life dedicated to God’s commandments. In her last article for The Jewish Press, published a week before she died, Jungreis wrote that she was afraid of her own people “who have forgotten who we are.”



Our history is constant replay—again and again tragedies befall us, yet we refuse to comprehend. If only we were willing to understand. But no matter how unbearable our pain, how agonizing our suffering, we continue to reject it. Every day a Bas Kol, a Heavenly Voice, calls us, but we choose to remain deaf. We have shed our priestly garments and no longer recognize ourselves. Time and again G-d sends His prophets to remind us that our destiny is different from that of other nations, that our very existence is directly linked to our adherence to G-d’s commandments. Hashem has guaranteed our eternity, for we, the Jewish people, have been chosen to be His witnesses. Tragically, though, we fail to see the glory of our calling, and that is the painful reality of our long, tormented exile.





Ingathering Part IV – Baalei Teshuva – Amalek and Erev Rav

Baalei Teshuva – The Bigger Picture
This is a Five Part Series on Baalei Teshuva, the Ingathering, the Geulah, and the Tribes – Lost and Found – and Where they are Settling Today

In furtherance to The Yeshiva World and the Children of Baalei Yeshiva the following comments were particularly poignant. This topic relates especially to the INGATHERING OF EXILES AND THE GEULAH.
. . .it remains a test "min haShaymayim" for the BTs. we didn't become frum for others. as for the school issue, it is a ferociously painful problem 
. . .there is always a bigger picture. everyone has to answer for their actions and choices. Hashem sees everything and the wheels turn from generation to generation 
. . . I think that BTs are the giants of our generation. Most are so idealistic and earnest in their desire for a relationship with HKB”H. 
. . . when Moshiach comes he's not just coming to bring back lost jews to torah... he's also coming to bring the Charedi mindset damaged by 200 yrs of persecution in the exile back to the full perspective of the complete torah and out from the shtetlized torah they've always felt forced to shelter themselves in from fear of the goyim and fear of the rest of the jewish people... 
. . . the trouble is the charedi world is trying to m'kayam the world of eastern european jewry of the 1600s... this is not who we are... that outgrowth was due to the golut… 
. . . we seek a system of thought that unites us and elevates us to true holiness... that's open to all jews who return to torah true judaism despite where they've been and we reject out of hand the pseudo holiness based on yechus and supposedly insular purity that we know has many flaws in its transmission that has led to some gross violations of halacha 
. . .BTs understand educational needs probably much better than FFBs do, who in reality, just hide behind the vail of purity when it comes to the need to actually change their institutions and acknowledge problems. 
. . . Does anyone here not see it from the FFB perspective? Is it not true that there could be negative influences coming from BT families? 
. . . we are fragmented unto distraction and i haven't even mentioned political associations... agudah centrist rca all the parties in the israeli electoral structure… ou yu ok chafk stark... ad infinitum ad nauseam... we have forgotten that we are one nation... not just a bunch of kehilot kodesh... this city ... state or country... this synagogue's jews or that yeshiva's community of or circle of adherents followers and affiliates... this rebbe's chasidim or that one's... ashkenazi or sephardic or edat mizrach... secular or dati... israeli or diaspora jews... reform conservative orthodox egalitarian or reconstruction... and the list goes on...ffb or bt... native born or convert... modern orth... litvish... chasidish... charedi... chabad... yeshivish... haimish... erlech... eidel… u just want to scream!!

G-d is warning: You must not discriminate between the different ethnic groups in the holy land of Israel; they are all Jews! You must unite and help each other. Whoever discriminates will be discriminated by G-d.
(R’ Nir Ben Artzi, AbsoluteTruth613


The Ingathering – The Redemption – The Process

"The Gaon of Vilna illuminates in Kol HaTor (the Gaon’s teachings on the process of Israel’s redemption) how even great scholars can miss the significance of events taking place in their generation.

“[…] How strong is the power of the Sitra Acḥra that it succeeds in hiding from the eyes of our holy fathers the dangers of the klipot; from the eyes of Avraham our father, the klipah of exile… and in the time of the Messiah, the Sitra Acḥra attacks the guardians of Torah with blinders…

"Rabbi Zvi Yehuda HaKohen Kook was once asked by the newspaper Maariv how Torah leaders in his day, like those in the times of Yehoshua and Kalev, could err in their opposition to the struggle for Eretz Yisrael. He answered, 
'When one believes that the redemption of Israel and the coming of the Messiah must appear miraculously from out of the heavens in a way which transcends the natural order of life, 
then . . .
one fails to see the hand of HaShem in all of the events of the world. ‘ "


This ties into the beginning of this post about The Yeshiva World and the Children of Baalei Yeshiva, being that judgmental thinking must be held until Moshiach ben Yosef comes to clear the air and tell Jews who their ancestors were, who is really a Halachic Jew, and what Tribe we all belong to. This belongs to the period of the Ingathering, when Jewish Neshomos want to return and are returning to HKB”H. 

“I heard from my teacher and father-in-law, who was the chief disciple of Rebbe Yechiel Michal of Zlotchov, that once when the Baal Shem Tov was traveling on the road, he stepped into a wooded area to pray the afternoon prayer. His disciples were dumbfounded to see him hitting his head against a tree, crying and screaming. Afterward, they asked him what had happened. He explained that he had seen, with divine inspiration, that in the generations before the coming of the Moshiach there would be a multitude of rabbis, and that they would be the very ones who would impede the redemption. [Otzar Chayim]"

Rabbi Moshe Ḥaim Lutzatto explains in Mesillat Yesharim (chapter 11) that the tribal chiefs “feared a lessening of their honor, lest, upon entering the land, they would no longer be princes of Israel, and others would be appointed in their place.” [This is referring to the Meraglim and Tisha B’Av.]



THE WORK OF AMALEK AND THE EREV RAV
  . . . to put a wedge between Am Yisrael and Toras Yisrael


Defeating Klipa Amalek by Meir Ettinger
(The following is a loose translation of the first part of an article posted by Meir Ettinger on the 1st of August, 2016 in Hebrew on the website Voice of the Jewish Heart)

Amalek’s klipa of hopelessness and coldness can be broken only with a stubborn knowledge and unshakable conviction that there is absolutely no such thing such as hopelessness in the world.

To win in our battle against Amalek, we need to be tenacious in our certainty that there is no hopelessness in the world at all.

This concept of “no choice” has become an environment that is forced upon us from all directions and in all configurations, by the Shin Bet investigators, the media, and desperate politicians.

We are talking about things that are simply illogical and lacking any substance. Strange how they dare to say such things in the first place. How can you convince a person that he does not have a choice?

In the language of the Hasidim, this is called klipat Amalek—the aggression of chutzpah and rudeness that is governing wisdom. Amalek knows that there is no logic to his argument yet with impudence he repeats his false contentions. Because Amalek knows that in a world like this, lies can be absorbed and people will break if only he will make his case loudly and with confidence.

The secret of how to stand against a poison (Amalek) like this is to use exactly the same impudent strength, but of Kedusha. In the face of the bellows from klipot Amalek about there being no choice, Rabbi Nachman screamed with a great voice, “there is no hopelessness in the world at all.”  Even if all wisdom and logic tells us that we are in a hopeless situation, we must stand up against it without any elucidation and say, “there is no hopelessness in the world at all.”

Medinat Israel is not Medinat Ya’acov

Meir urges us to see how far Eretz Yisrael has fallen down from Torah, to really focus in and observe the situation with crystal vision. We can see how Medinat Israel not only fails to protect the Jews, but is actively hunting down and persecuting Jews for no reason other than their attachment to Torah. The medinat Israel has fallen all the way down to the level of torturing Jews. The realities of what is going on before our eyes exposes in the most potent way how much we need Medinat Ya’acov, the true Eretz Yisrael.


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What Meir is saying relates also to being a Halachic Jew and wanting the State of Israel to become a Jewish State governed by the Torah. However, this clashes mightily with the members of the Old Yishuv who came from Socialist Russia, the Pale of Settlement area, and the devastation of Jews who discarded their heritage before WWI and between WWI and WWII. Many of these neshomas were lost to Yiddishkeit, while some traveled on a wing and a prayer of escaping to a new Land and new life in Old Eretz Yisrael. I believe many Baalei Teshuva are remnants from this spiritual travesty.







25 August 2016

VOICE OUT OF THE FIRE and an Invitation to a Shiur by Roy Neuberger in Jerusalem

Dear Friends:
We thought that you would want to know about our upcoming program in Jerusalem, which is scheduled to take place, with G-d's help, on Tuesday, August 30 at 8 p.m. at the Israel OU Center, 22 Keren Hayesod. The title of the program is "Working Toward Teshuva.” We hope to see you there!

With blessings from the Holy City and prayers for the speedy advent of the Final Redemption, Roy Neuberger

VOICE OUT OF THE FIRE
By Roy S. Neuberger

As I write, Tisha B’Av has just ended, and I am weak to exhaustion. The words have shattered me. The Kinnos are so devastating that I have no strength left. How can any nation survive what we have survived? And how can it be that the Nation of Israel still remains as a distinct entity after the destruction upon destruction which we have endured?


Compounding the spiritual heaviness was the weather. I cannot recall such heavy weather. During the Nine Days, the northeast United States endured intense heat combined with staggering humidity, which turned a ten-minute outing into a steam-bath from which a person would return drenched. At the same time, the West Coast was devastated by raging fires and the Gulf Coast was drowning. The entire country is in turmoil because of a presidential election which borders on the insane, and the entire world is reeling from violence and instability on every level.


My friends, next Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Elul. We are five weeks from Rosh Hashanah 5777. What kind of year is coming? Elul is the month of teshuva, and all depends on teshuva.


Kinnah 14 states that both the Churban and the Redemption were foreshadowed from the beginning of history. “[The Torah] alluded to [the Temple’s] destruction [in the verse], ‘And the earth was astonishingly empty.’ (Beraishis 1:2) [Hashem] intimated an omen [symbolizing the Churban] as ‘evening,’ and [the future rebuilding] as ‘morning.’” This theme is expanded by Dovid Hamelech: “In the evening one lies down weeping, but with dawn … a cry of joy!” (Tehillim 30)


Think of the implications of this statement. This means there was never a time in history when we were at complete peace, because, even at the height of our greatness, talmidei chachamim understood that the Churban would come. It is like the days of the week; there is never complete peace except on Shabbos, which is called “menucha shelema … a perfect rest.” (Shabbos Mincha Shemoneh Esreh)


We have never had complete peace! All of history is clearly a prelude to the greatest moment, when Hashem will bring the Final Redemption and we will never again have to worry about a return to Golus with its unending tzouris.


“[The Sages of every] generation desired to know the secret [time of Moshiach’s advent] and pushed [to hasten] it, but then they heard [Hashem cry out] ‘I adjure you [Israel, not to attempt to force Moshiach’s arrival], and they sealed [their mouths].” (Tisha B’Av Kinnah 14)


“Rabbi Chelbo says, there are four oaths [in Shir Hashirim, as follows]: Hashem adjured Israel not to rebel against the kingdoms [that will subjugate them], not to force the end [of the Exile], not to reveal [our] secrets to the nations of the world and not to go up from exile [to the Land of Israel by force prior to the arrival of Moshiach]…. For, if Israel were to do so, why must Moshiach come to gather the exiles of Israel?” (Shir Hashirim Rabbah 2:18)


The Midrash further states, “Rabbi Eliezer says, [Hashem] adjured [the daughters of Yerushalay-im] by the heavens and the earth” Why “heaven and earth?” Artscroll refers to Rashi, who says (on Dvarim 32:1): because heaven and earth are “witnesses that last forever.”


What is the message for today? Our generation has still not learned the simple lesson that Chava failed to understand in Gan Eden. We continue to try to “outsmart” Hashem and bring the Geulah “our way.” No, my friends, it will not work. Our avoda in Chodesh Elul is to understand that our way must be subservience to Hashem and His plan for all of history. We cannot rush the Geula, but we can prepare for it and try to become the kind of people who merit the Geula.


Hashem placed us in Golus for very specific reasons. We rebelled against Him and we are required to do teshuva in order to return to our senses. The nations of the world have apparently been summoned to help us do teshuva. Until that process is complete, until we learn to understand why we are being punished, then we are not ready for Redemption.


Heaven and Earth are speaking to us, witnesses to the oaths through which Hashem adjured us. All our suffering is meant to bring us to the madreiga at which we learn the lesson that we failed to learn in Gan Eden and throughout subsequent history: Hashem Echad Ushmo Echad! His Torah is our life; the slightest deviation is deadly.


I wrote years ago, based on personal experience, “If a Jew deviates by one millimeter from the Rules, in the course of time his deviation will become infinite. Once you are headed in a different direction, you just keep going.” (From Central Park to Sinai) You keep going, that is, until something stops you. The sufferings of Golus are designed to stop our deviation.


The Bais Hamikdosh burned, but “the voice of G-d [is] speaking [to us] from amidst the fire.” (Dvarim 4:33) This was foreshadowed when Moshe Rabbeinu heard Hashem speaking out of the burning bush. “Ma’ase avos siman l’banim … the actions of the Fathers are signs for the children.” Our ancestors heard Hashem speaking from amidst the fire, and we must listen as Hashem speaks to us, even though – or perhaps especially because – the world is burning.


“For behold, a day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the wicked people and all the evildoers will be like straw, and that coming day will burn them up, says Hashem, Master of Legions … but a sun of righteousness will shine for you who fear My Name, with healing in its rays." (Malachi 3:19-20)


Soon, through our teshuva, we will see a new world, pure and perfect, just as Hashem made it during Ymai Beraishis. This time, we will not repeat Chava’s mistake. If we listen to His voice, we will merit to live in that perfect world.




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Roy Neuberger, 
author and public speaker, 
can be reached at roy@2020vision.co.il.


© Copyright 2016 by Roy S. Neuberger