30 October 2017

Are We Watching The End Of An Empire?

Are We Watching The End Of An Empire?

[A]fter living over 200 years in the United States of America even the Frum Jews have almost lost this very important foundation of our Yiddishkeit. But now, my dear friends, I must tell all American Jews, religious or not that the time has come for you to realize that the party is over and it’s time to return to our beloved Eretz Yisroel. The world is moving towards total chaos. There is going to be a great war that has been foretold in our Nevuas-prophecies and this war will only be the beginning of the havoc that is going to be wreaked on the world as we know it, by Hashem

[M]any of the Gedolai Hador are saying the same things. It’s over! The Golus is over! It’s time to come home! The Shechina has left Chutz l'Aretz and it has gathered itself into the borders of ancient Eretz Yisroel. There is not that G-dly protection of the Shechina that went with us in to the Golus and stayed with us all those years. Now there is no protection. There is no reason to stay. If you cannot financially make the trip or if you don’t have enough Bitachon in Hashem to leave the comforts of your home and life in Chutz l'Aretz that you built with Hashem’s help then show Him that you want to do what He wants you to do by day and night begging Him with all your heart and soul to take you out of this bitter Golus and bring you and your family to Eretz Yisroel where your true destiny lies.
Meir Yisroel Message from Dani18


Depravity, Frivolity, And Dissent: Are We Watching The End Of An Empire?  ZeroHedge

The following excerpt is from:  Empires — The Rise and Fall [Excerpt from Four Horsemen: The Survival Manual by Mark Braund and Ross Ashcroft.]

In the age of decadence many people choose to behave in ways that are unsustainable, apparently unaware of the consequences. They indulge in excessive, often conspicuous, consumption. An absurdly wealthy elite emerges, but instead of repelling the masses it is admired and celebrated. Those outside the elite aspire to similar levels of consumption, and are encouraged by the availability of cheap credit. People become convinced that increased consumption is the key to happiness, but in its pursuit they become measurably less happy. As David Morgan says, “you can never get enough of what you don’t need.”

At this point in the life cycle of an empire frivolity, as Glubb calls it, comes to the fore. In order to distract people from what’s really going on, the economy creates diversions. Voyeurism becomes central to culture: the gladiatorial spectacles in decadent Rome are mirrored in today’s ‘reality’ television. People become fixated on celebrity as the genuinely noteworthty become understandably camera shy. These invented celebrities are ‘famous’ just for being famous…

…Debauchery is another recurring theme at the end of empire. Society develops a strangely immature obsession with sex. People drink themselves to the point of unconsciousness and shamelessly collapse in the street. In Roman times, binge drinkers were left to their fate. Today’s debauchery is supervised by the police; its ‘victims’ are taken care of by hard-pressed health care professionals, placing further pressure on the public purse. And, all the while, supermarkets and corporations make a killing selling discounted booze to people barely old enough to buy it. This is our modern-day bread and circuses, with obese citizens literally becoming a burden on the state.

But the small can never satisfy the large. Cheap pleasures fail to compensate for the absence of meaning in so many people’s lives. A hankering for something greater remains…growing numbers are denied access to work; they can find no meaningful involvement in their community, so their potential goes unfulfilled. When people are prevented from fulfilling their potential, they often self-destruct. (source)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meir Yisroel* said, "If you cannot financially make the trip... then show Him that you want to do what He wants you to do by day and night begging Him with all your heart and soul to take you out of this bitter Golus and bring you and your family to Eretz Yisroel where your true destiny lies."

“The exodus from Egypt liberated only one out of five Jews – and some say one out of every 50 – because all those who were bound to Egypt and did not want to depart died in the three days of darkness and were not privileged to leave. That is, only those who desired redemption with all their hearts were redeemed.”

However, what most people do not know is what Rabbi Levenstein adds:
“The Final Redemption, likewise, depends upon our yearning.”

As we say every morning, “By the End of Days He will send our Messiah, to redeem those longing for His final salvation.”

Furthermore, Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman zt”l, wrote in a letter: “Several times I heard from the holy Chofetz Chayim, that we can learn about the end of our exile from what happened at the end of our exile in Egypt...”

How? The posuk says, “It happened during those many days, that the king of Egypt died and the Children of Israel groaned because of the work and they cried out. Their cry for help from the oppression rose up to G-d.”

Rabbeinu Bachayei writes the following:
“Even though the time of the redemption had arrived, they weren’t worthy of being redeemed. However, once they all cried out in unison from the work that they were undergoing, their tefillos were accepted... This is to teach you that the tefillah of a person is only complete when one cries out from the pain and stress that are contained within one’s heart. This type of tefillah is more accepted by Hashem then mere lip service.”

The Gemara states that our nation was redeemed from Egypt due to distress, crying out and returning to G-d.

The Chofeitz Chayim says the following:
“Even though we pray for the redemption several times every day, requesting by itself is not enough. One must demand the redemption, just as with the wages of a hired worker. Failure to do so shows that this matter is clearly not that urgent to us!” [excerpted from https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/70397].

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*The Gemara (Bava Basra 12b) tells us that the power of prophecy was given to deranged people... (http://bit.ly/2yZ0XC6). Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai said (Zohar volume 2, page 6a “רבי חייא אמר”), “... Before disaster and destruction happen to a nation, Heaven announces this throughout the whole world... and sometimes this is transmitted to fools who lack intelligence"(http://bit.ly/2gNLSbR).

The Novi (Yo’el 3:1) says, “It will happen after this, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh... young men will see visions” (http://bit.ly/2xzNtZy). Rashi explains that “It will happen after this” is referring to the future (i.e. end of days) [http://bit.ly/2uOl2sa] Regarding “upon all flesh,” Rashi says to see chapter 36 in Yechezkeil.

Anonymous said...

Meir Yisroel said, “Many of the Gedolai Hador are saying the same things. It’s over! The Golus is over! It’s time to come home!”

Rav Moshe Sternbuch said on Yom Kippur 5778 the following:

We need to know the reality in which we live today: we are not in an easy situation but in a difficult situation...

“In some countries in the United States, there has recently been a huge storm that destroyed whole regions and in other countries earthquakes are happening. North Korea threatens to fight America and threatens an atom bomb capable of destroying and causing a world war.

Here, too, in the Land of Israel, the terrorist organizations hold thousands of missiles. All this is the voice of G–d crying out to us to wake up and return to Him in repentance. We are already very close to the coming of the Messiah, when we will have to go through a great war, the war of Gog and Magog. G–d is already arousing us now to repent. Right now, we are experiencing dread and fear before the Great War, which will take place before the coming of the Messiah...” (http://bit.ly/2hcCFuz).

Haven’t we Rav Moshe Sternbuch words before? Yes! Rabbi Eliyahu Lopian [Leiv Eliyahu, Shemos (page 172 ‘וכעת בעיקבתא דמשיחא’) said the following:
“While in London I heard from the holy Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman, quoting the Chofetz Chaim, that Chazal say the War of Gog and Magog will be threefold. After the First World War, the Chofetz Chayim said that it was the first battle of Gog and Magog and that in about 25 years there would be a second world war, which would make the first one seem insignificant. Then there would be the third war...”

Neshama said...

Anon, Wow, thank you.

Heshvangrl said...

yea think so we're within 'the Fourth Industrial Revolution'

Anonymous said...

Very important that Meir Yisroel* said, "If you cannot financially make the trip... then show Him that you want to do what He wants you to do by day and night begging Him with all your heart and soul to take you out of this bitter Golus and bring you and your family to Eretz Yisroel where your true destiny lies" because of this verse “He found her in the field. The maiden cried out, but there was no one to hear.”—Deuteronomy 22:27 referring to Jewish neshama descended to our world. Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch explained:
Captured by Esau, a brute of the field, raped and abused by this crazy world and its maddening temptations, the soul cries and screams for rescue.
And no one hears.
No one. Nothingness. The Nothingness from which everything begins. Not just the Source of All Being, but the core essence of G‑d, beyond all being. There, her cry is heard.
The screams of a fair maiden stir her hero to overcome mighty armies and slay awesome giants; so too, the cries of the soul from her captivity reach to the core of the Infinite Above.
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/59250/jewish/The-Fair-Maidens-Hero.htm