24 October 2017

The State of Israel or a Jewish State?

Shame, shame, on the State of Israel that wishes to be thought of as a Jewish State. One would think, after the Shoah, that those who survived would be cared for until they leave this world;

One would think, after the Shoah, that to be Jewish, observant of the Torah, even Haredi, that the government would be proud of its citizens being demonstrably Jewish. Instead, they dish out delicatessen–style Judaism, albeit with plenty of hummus.

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Tel Aviv orders Chabad rabbi to shutter tefillin stand, six weeks after Herziliya fines rabbi for putting tefillin on willing passersby

In September, a Chabad rabbi was slapped with a NIS 736 ($209) fine from Herziliya city municipal inspectors for offering passersby the opportunity to put on tefillin, causing national furor. [the mayor has since apologized profusely; however, that this even occurred at all is disturbing.]

Agudas Chasidei Chabad, the umbrella organization for Chabad emissaries had said that "it's hard to believe that out of all the places around the globe where Chabad emissaries help Jews put on tefillin and connect to their parents' tradition, only in Israel will a person be fined or brought to court for it. Not in New York, not in Moscow's Red Square, not in London or at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Only in Herzliya, a city in Israel.” ArutzSheva

The Tel Aviv municipality has not responded to Friday's incident in Ramat Aviv
Read also: Chabad Tefillin Stand


IDF Soldier Who Was Harassed by Dozens of Anti-draft Protesters Faces Possible Assault Charges. ArutzSheva

The female soldier, who had to stop her car when she reached the demonstration, can be seen confronting demonstrators, demanding they make way. Some of the protesters responded by spitting at the soldier [kicking her] and calling her “shiksa”, [plus another] derogatory Yiddish slang word referring to non-Jewish women.

In a Similar Incident:

According to Channel 2, a police officer who was filmed drawing his sidearm and threatening to shoot protesters during Monday night’s demonstration will NOT BE INDICTED.

[Is this discrimination against female soldiers by the Police Dept.? Should not this be held under IDF review?]


What Does This Remind One Of?

TATOOING NUMBERS ON JEWS (HAREDIM) is against Halacha and reminiscent of the numbering of JEWS in World War II– Haredi anti-draft demonstrators arrested during protests across the country last week have refused to provide their names or ID numbers to authorities, leading police to mark those arrested with numbers on their arms and hands

“The Committee for the Salvation of the Torah World which is representing the arrested members of Peleg said that marking the arrested with number is ‘a Nazi tactic. It is as if we underwent a holocaust, 13 hours on a bus.’” YWN Numbers on Arms



Intelligent Police Response: 'Haredim all look the same'

After police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers, spokeswoman explains decision: 'They all look the same, we had no choice.’ ArutzSheva

The decision to label the 27 detainees on their arms and hands drew criticism, those police were quick to defend the move, saying officers were left with few options given the detainees’ refusal to identify themselves.

On Monday, police spokeswoman Merav Lapidot appeared on Channel 2 to justify the labels, but drew additional criticism when she argued that such alternative identification procedures were necessary when dealing with haredi detainees, claiming that haredi Jews “all look the same”.
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When Rabbis condemn and label the protestors with unsavory comments, it gives the secular public energy to denounce and criticize ALL HAREDIM, which includes anyone that is Orthodox (whether they agree or not with the protestors).

Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky On The Peleg: “Like A Sheep Without A Shepherd.” [Their shepherd is Rav Auerbach Shlit”a. One should not interpret this letter with their own words and understanding]. AND "Senior haredi rabbi compares radical haredi anti-draft group to ISIS TERRORISTS: 'They could teach Nazi propagandists a thing or two.’"













A Day of Rage: Analysis YWN. These are Talmidim of Rav Auerbach Shlit”a and we have not heard from the Rav, most likely because he is in the hospital.



23 October 2017

MT RAINIER RUMBLE and SO CALIF. RED FLAG WARNING


Mt Rainier Volcano is beginning to RUMBLE 
Seismographs very active!

October 23, 2017: Mt Rainier in Washington is showing signs of increased activity. Seismographs on the north side of the 14,000ft volcano show tons of activity


Active Volcano Mt. Rainer Shaken By 'Swarm' Of 23 Earthquakes ZeroHedge
Don’t panic - it's only an active volcano. What’s the worst that could happen? Some two dozen earthquakes have shaken Washington State’s Mt. Rainer over the past two weeks – but seismologists say people who live nearby shouldn’t panic.

“In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out,” said Paul Bodin, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. The first of the 23 quakes struck on Sept. 11 near the volcano’s summit. The largest of the quakes registered magnitude 1.6. During the same period, Mexico experienced two of the deadliest earthquakes in decades.



According to the Seattle Times, earthquake swarms typically don’t signify that an eruption is imminent.

CLIMATE CHAOS Channel
YouTube: Climate Chaos


RED FLAG WARNING/HEAT WARNING - LA CA.
Los Angeles, So Cal,  prepare for extreme HEAT and are "battle ready" for wildfires. October 22, 2017:  The National Weather Service on Saturday issued a red flag warning, indicating extreme fire danger, from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino counties for the next three days as higher-than-normal temperatures and Santa Ana winds combine to create volatile conditions.



Public Alert

Weather Alert

LA Heat Warning



21 October 2017

Rabbi Mizrachi – The World Then And The World Today

Twelve Minutes to End the Evil Ones in the World
Materialism and Modern Lifestyles the Greatest Danger to Your Neshoma



The sad fact about the level of reading Hebrew in Israel among ALL plus Professionals

BEFORE MASHIACH COMES
Religious People (Haredim) will be Hated
No more Shame in the World
Daughter in law disrespects Mother in law
Boys have no Shame from their Parents
Jewish Girls (60,000) date, living with, and/or Married to Arabs
Many Arab children are Jewish, from Israeli Mothers married to Arabs
(amazing story about an Arab boy)
More amazing stories – MUST HEAR
Holocaust children / grandchildren marry Germans (from Nazi family)
[Kibbutz IDF guy fell for a blonde German girl / his buddies locked him in a room and prevented him from marrying the German girl - great story]

HOW ISRAEL REALLY STARTED – WHO REALLY SETTLED ERETZ YISRAEL









20 October 2017

NOACH AND NORTH KOREA

NOACH AND NORTH KOREA
By Roy S. Neuberger

I had the privilege during Aseres Ymai Teshuva of speaking at Yeshiva Zeev Hatorah in the Holy City of Yerushalayim. This is the makom hakodesh presided over by the illustrious Rabbi Shmuel Brazil shlita”h. One of the bocherim, a young man named Yoel Fingerer, asked a very interesting question. We were discussing Milchemes Gog Umagog and the contemporary conflict between Bnai Yishmael and Bnai Esav (see the Malbim on Yechezkel 32:15 and the introduction to my book, 2020 Vision).


His question was, “How do the events surrounding North Korea fit into this scenario?”

There are remarkable parallels between current events and the events narrated in Parshas Noach.

The Generation of the Flood said to Hashem, “Leave us. We have no wish to know Your paths.” (Sanhedrin 108a) They “took for themselves wives from whomever they chose,” and their moral perversion influenced even to the world of animals. “Wherever you find immorality [mass destruction comes upon the world] and kills good and bad [people alike].” (Ohr Hachaim quoting Beraishis Rabbah 26:5 and Rashi)

“The Generation of the Flood transgressed everything [that they were commanded by G-d], but the decree of their punishment was not sealed upon them until they stretched forth their hands in robbery.” (ibid) As it says, “Now the earth had become corrupt before G-d; and the earth had become filled with robbery. And G-d saw the earth and behold, it was corrupted, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.” (Beraishis 6:11)

An arrogant person has no thought of punishment. Hashem’s Presence is not included in his world view; he follows his ways oblivious to any consequences. “During the one hundred and twenty years [preceding the Flood], Noach planted cedars and cut them down. ‘What is this for?’ he was asked. ‘The Sovereign of the Universe has said that He will bring a flood upon the world,’ he replied. ‘If He brings a flood,’ they said, ‘He will bring it only on your house.’ When Mesushalach (Noach’s grandfather) died, they said to him, ‘See, the deluge has come only on your house.’ They mocked him, calling him ‘despised old man.’” (Berashis Rabbah 30:7)

Although Noach explained to those who questioned him what Hashem was preparing, they were not interested. They were so devoted to their lifestyle that they could not see outside it. And so, from a distant place, the waters came. “In the six hundredth year of Noach’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the foundations of the great deep burst forth and the windows of the heavens were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.” (Beraishis 7:11-12)

The punishment came from a place beyond the control of man, but it resulted from man’s actions upon the earth. The generation assumed there were no consequences for their actions. They did not want to know that, above them, was “a watchful Eye, an attentive Ear and all [their] deeds [were] recorded in a book.” (Pirkei Avos 2:1)

My friends, we must know that, tragically, today we live in a world which resembles the world before the Mabul. The nations pursue their own courses. They pass laws which institutionalize perversion and think there will be no consequences. Bnai Yishmoel and Bnai Esav plot against the Children of Israel and think there will be no consequences. They plot to steal Yerushalayim and think there will be no consequences. The list goes on and on.
As this transpires, there is a man in a distant country who seems to be living on a different planet. He does not march to anyone else’s step. He threatens the entire world and is oblivious to the rest of mankind. He seems beyond the control of any person or nation or logic. How do you speak to him? How do you approach him? Who is he? He seems to be driven by incomprehensible motives, yet he cannot be ignored.

Mankind has to know that there are consequences for our actions. If the laws that Hashem has established for all the children of Noach are ignored, then somewhere, somehow there will be consequences. We don’t know what those consequences will be, but there are always consequences. Hashem is patient, but it seems there is a limit, just as there was a limit in the days of Noach. The world can do teshuva, just as Nineveh did teshuva. Because they did teshuva, the people of Nineveh were saved.

The events of Parshas Noach come to tell us that we cannot pretend Hashem is not watching or listening. At some point, the weight of rebellion against the will of the Ribono shel Olam may reach a point at which teshuva is no longer possible. That happened in Noach’s day.
Soon, b’ezras Hashem, we will read Parshas Vayaishev, about which Chazal comment, “The shevatim were occupied with the selling of Yosef, Yosef was occupied with his sackcloth and fasting [mourning his fate], Reuven was occupied with his sackcloth and fasting [doing teshuvah for the sin of rearranging his father’s lodgings], Yaakov was occupied with his sackcloth and fasting [mourning Yosef], Yehuda was occupied with marriage. And Hashem? He was occupied with creating the light of the King Moshiach . . . Before the first enslaver was born, the final redeemer was born.” (Rabbi Moshe Wolfson Shlita”h on Beraishis Rabbah 85:1)

What is really going on in our dark world? The light of Moshiach is being prepared.
“And so too, Hashem, grant honor to Your people, praise to those who revere You … and preparation of a lamp for the son of Yishai, Your Moshiach … speedily in our days.” (Yomam Noraim)


PICTURE CAPTION
Some of the bocherim from Yeshiva Zeev Hatorah with the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Shmuel Brazil, shlita”h (third from right in the front row). The Mashgiach, Rabbi Leiby Ritholtz, is fifth from the right; the author is standing between them.




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

© Copyright 2017 by Roy S. Neuberger

19 October 2017

Rabbi Mizrachi is Back: Genesis - The Secrets Of The Divine Creation





I missed the Rabbi while he was in Israel and am very happy that he is back. Not many Rabbis give a shiur on Bereshis. I was delighted to listen to some of the secrets of this Parsha, plus his explanations on other topics within. I learned some things, and so could you.

18 October 2017

APOCALYPTIC FIRES SCORCHING THE EARTH – "Spiritual War Became Physical"

FIRE FROM THE EARTH UPWARD – UNUSUAL 'SELECTIVE FIRES' – APOCALYPTIC FIRES

Stockholm Sun Darkened, Loud Bangs Disturb Residents
Source:  http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.p…



UK SOLAR ECLIPSE? Genuine footage of the Massive Solar Eclipse over the U.K.
15th October I filmed the whole thing but it’s gonna take me a while to get all the footage up, OMFG this thing was huge. Filmed using my iPhone 7 no filters bar the couple of shots of me moving the green welders glass and my IR750 lens in front of the camera but theses are obvious. I have brought the brightness down but nothing else.



UK IRELAND ANOMALY Pictures Pouring In From UK/Ireland Showing 2 Suns
TWO SUNS
Two Suns



FIRE FROM THE EARTH UPWARD – UNUSUAL SELECTIVE FIRES – APOCALYPTIC FIRES

WHY DID THE FIRES LEAVES TREES UNBURNED BUT BURNED HOMES AND CARS?
WILDFIRE PHENOMENOM – MUST SEE VIDEO
Wildfire 2017 California-Drone footage-KMart Burned -Trees Untouched!
Officials Asked about DEW [?]



FIRE FACTS
Santa Rosa, Northern CA Fires DEFY THE LAWS of PHYSICS
MUST SEE VIDEO (Where'd the houses go??)

FIRE PHYSICS
for eyes that can see, there is something wrong here, the melting/ burning point of common household materials like glass (2600℉) and stainless steel (2800℉) are DOUBLE the temperature of house and forest fires (1100℉) ... and you might expect Rod Sterling to pop out at any moment in this footage..bc it's like the Twilight Zone!!
http://www.nifast.org/blog/07/do-you-...
https://www.google.com/search?q=alumi...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ermHx...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8SIM...

ALBERT EINSTEIN PREDICTED . . .


Existence of Gravitational Waves Predicted by Albert Einstein

Cassiopieia supernova  Photo Credit: WikiImages / Pixabay

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have confirmed that gravitational “ripples in space” occur after the collision of neutron stars, very small (typically 18 miles across) and very dense bodies that are the remains of a massive star, after a supernova explosion.

On August 17, 2017, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors in Louisiana and Washington and at the Virgo detector in Italy detected the first “ripples in space,” or gravitational waves, produced by the merger of two ancient remnants of stars known as neutron stars.

[. . .]

The existence of gravitational waves was first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago. They afford insight into an event that took place in a galaxy 120 million light years away and provide valuable information on the evolution of exploding neutron stars, as well as the origin of gold, uranium and other heavy metals on earth.

“It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this discovery,” says Prof. Poznanksi. “Until recently, we could observe the universe only through light waves that reached us. This new ability to study gravitational waves is analogous to a sense of touch. It’s as though we now have the ability to explore the universe through both sight and touch.”

“This discovery has allowed astronomers to combine gravitational waves with light and produce a detailed model of the emission for the first time. This introduces a new era in astronomy,”

17 October 2017

The Schizophrenic Israeli Government

The Schizophrenic Israeli Government’s Impact on Society
A Case Against Insanity (update at end article)


Website fined for encouraging 'Jewish labor'
'Jewish Labor List,' which encourages employers to hire Jewish laborers, fined 40 thousand shekels plus legal fees for 'discrimination.’ ArutzSheva.
A suit, filed against the manager of the site by the Reform Center for Religion and State and the Mossawa Center and joined by the Equal Opportunities Commission at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the court ruled that the site illegally discriminates, as delineated in “Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry to Entertainment and Public Places Law” of 2000.

As a result, the court imposed a fine of 40,000 shekels ($11,400) on the manager of the site, plus legal fees.
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[This so angered me: She is not advocating for a return to the Kibbutz Era raising of children, no, she wants to indoctrinate your children with Communism]
MK: The nuclear family is unsafe for children. Zionist Union MK says children shouldn't be raised by their parents, but by strangers chosen by the government.
Speaking on Australian television in September, Michaeli argued that "the core family as we know it is one of the least safe place for children - not just in Australia but in the entire western world."
Michaeli is renowned for her progressive views on family issues. On Monday, Michaeli tweeted support for an article published in Yediot Aharonot that called for the government to take control over children's education from their parents. Michaeli is also a fierce opponent of the institution of marriage and has advocated for its abolishment. In 2012, she gave a TED talk on the issue, where she told the audience that marriage was responsible for the abuse of women. ArutzSheva
"We must cancel marriage," said Michaeli. 
"Not only religious marriage, marriage is not an issue of religion. 
Also civil marriage. 
I want all secular states to totally eliminate all registration and regulation of marriage. 
I want to cancel the very concept of marriage."
"Children are our future, and the future of “our society” and “our country”, Michaeli tweeted. "They are not a private issue.”

A Commenter’s salient rebuttal:
There is no such sentient being called "Government." Any government, whether democratic or tyrannical, is composed of people. Those people are in no way significantly different than any other people. They do not have blue blood. Their bodily functions and needs are identical to anybody else. They are not ubermenchen. They may fantasize that they are somehow inherently superior to the rest of humanity but they are not. So why would any of them be better qualified to raise a child more than the child’s parents? The answer is they would not be. The reason that psychopathic, fantasizers want to steal children is to use them for their own ends and not for the benefit of the child or the great good of society. They want the children in order to satisfy their physical desires and to turn them into obedient drones that will obey any orders given them. We have seen this throughout all of history. Most recently we saw this by the Nazis and the Communists.

A second rebuttal: “As an unmarried woman with no children of her own, Michaeli may not have the personal experience to teach her what most parents intuitively know and what the data proves – that traditional, nuclear families with both biological parents married to each other is the most successful family arrangement, and the safest place to raise children. With such statistics readily available, however, a person in such a position of power should at the very least take the time to examine what the data says, rather than simply engage in moral preening and indulge in righteous indignation.”

“I oppose opening the gate [to PA workers] before any lessons are learned [from the attack]; only afterwards can we sit down and figure out whether or not we should open the gate [to PA workers]. While the attack took place just outside of the fence, it could have easily ended inside it. The despicable terrorist had wanted to get inside the town, and it was only because the town security director happened to spot him that the attack happened outside of the gate, and that was a miracle.”

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[Most Palestinians are not terrorists, but all terrorists in Israel are Palestinians]
'People here are too scared to sleep at night'
Exactly three weeks ago, an Arab resident of the Palestinian Authority murdered three Israeli security personnel at the back entrance to the town of Har Adar. “I oppose opening the gate [to PA workers] before any lessons are learned [from the attack]; only afterwards can we sit down and figure out whether or not we should open the gate [to PA workers]. While the attack took place just outside of the fence, it could have easily ended inside it. The despicable terrorist had wanted to get inside the town, and it was only because the town security director happened to spot him that the attack happened outside of the gate, and that was a miracle.”  Har Adar councilman slams plans to reopen town to Arab workers after terrorist gunned down three. 'Most people won't even hire them now.’ ArutzSheva

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[Is the Left now usurping the Right’s Agenda?]
'Land of Israel belongs to the Jews, God promised it to Abraham,' says Zionist Union chief.
Zionist Union chief Avi Gabbay refused to retract his recent statements opposing the eviction of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria in a potential future peace deal with the Palestinian Authority, despite blowback he received from his Labor faction.Gabbay argued instead that Israel would need to find "creative solutions" about what to do with Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria in a future peace deal. ArutzSheva

[I guess he sees this as a solution to the “Palestinian problem” and the “settlement problem”]

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[Avraham Avinu might be turning over in his kever upon learning this:]
Criminal Missionary Predator
"Right now, [Israeli] Democracy protects the missionary predator's "right" to prey upon his unsuspecting victims, but the Torah commands us to "destroy the evil from your midst" specifically with regard to enticing Jews in Eretz Yisrael to follow another god.”

The Missionaries are fast at work stealing neshomas in Israel. Please read: "Destroy the Evil from Your Midst”

UPDATE: TO SUPPORT THE RIGHT WAY!
Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin (Likud) on Wednesday morning spoke to Kol Barama Radio. In part, Elkin also spoke about Labor leader Avi Gabbay's declaration that "if we succeed in reaching a peace agreement, then...creative solutions should be found in order to avoid evacuating settlements."

According to Elkin, Gabbay learned this tactic from Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid. "When the leftists protest, he says he's a leftist; when the rightist protest, he says he's a rightist," Elkin explained. "But anyone going over the Zionist Union's party list knows that the Zionist Union is a radical leftist party, the likes of which have never been known before.” The Zionist Union is a joint list made up of Labor, Tzipi Livni's Hatenua party, and the Green Movement.

REVIEW: END OF DAYS: World War III, Redemption and Mashiach

End of Days
World War III, Redemption, The Messiah and Prayer
Is a third world war inevitable? It depends on us

Rabbi Eliyahu Lopian wrote: “While in London I heard from the holy Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman quoting the Chofetz Chaim who quoted our sages saying the War of Gog and Magog will be in three phases. The Chofetz Chaim said that First World War 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…”
True to the Chofetz Chaim’s prediction, WWII began in 1939, exactly 25 years later! How did his prediction materialize so accurately? The Gemara states, “The Tzaddik (righteous one) decrees and G-d fulfills.”

Nevertheless, is a third world war inevitable? It depends on us. The Gemara says, “There are three things that have the ability to annul harsh decrees. They are: prayer, repentance and charity.” In addition one should involve himself in Torah and acts of kindness.

What is Redemption?

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein explains: “The redemption is not all in one moment. Rather, it’s a process.” Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai says, “The redemption won’t happen all at once, but rather a little at a time.” Similarly, the Malbim says, “A long time before the redemption a few men of the Diaspora will gather and settle in Jerusalem. After many years of life there, the birth pangs of the redemption will reach them and then the great ingathering of all the exiles will begin.” The Gemara describes the redemption with a metaphor: “The Ultimate Redemption will be like the morning star, which is very dim as it emerges, but then it will burst forth and be seen in its full, luminous glory.”

Rabbi Pinchas Winston says it’s well known that only one-fifth of the Jewish population in Egypt at the time actually left with Moses. As Rashi explains, four-fifths died in the Plague of Darkness, and Rabbi Yechezkel Levenstein reiterates: “The exodus from Egypt liberated only one out of five Jews — and some say one out of every 50 – because all those emotionally attached to Egypt who didn’t want to leave 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. Likewise, the Final Redemption depends upon our yearning.” As we say every morning in the Yigdal prayer, “By the End of Days He will send our Messiah, to redeem those longing for His final salvation.” So we must first desire the redemption.

Then we must have faith. Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai says, “…When G-d decides to bring the Redemption He will look down on the world and see if there is someone righteous worthy of bringing the redemption. Hashem will see that there is no one who has sufficient merit for this, and He will need to bring great tribulations on the Jewish people, in order that the redemption should take place. At the same time, fortunate is this generation, for someone who passes the tests of this trying period with strong faith will merit seeing the light of G-d.”

How can one develop both desire and faith in the redemption?

The Chofetz Chaim says, “If we truly yearn for the final Redemption and wait each day for its arrival, then we would prepare ourselves learning the relevant laws, for there are many laws to be learned and they cannot all be covered in a short time… For if it would be revealed that in a short time the final Redemption would arrive, then certainly millions of Jews would quickly learn the laws of the Holy temple, since at that time all of these laws will be relevant, not only for Kohanim but for all Jews. For instance, the laws of eating sacrifices and visiting the temple… Therefore, if we are truly waiting and yearning for the final Redemption… we too should arouse ourselves and learn these laws with all our strength.”

Is there any book that exists nowadays which has relevant laws about the Holy Temple? Yes! It’s called Days Are Coming by Rabbi Moshe Silberstein. What is the book about? It’s an In-Depth Analysis of the Practical laws relevant to visiting the Holy Temple. When you study this book you imbue yourself with faith that G-d will redeem us. Secondly, a person should designate some type of article of clothing – i.e. suit, shirt, hat, belt or shoes etc., that he/ she has designated to wear when the Messiah reveals himself. As the Sefer HaChinuch says, “A person is fashioned by his deeds.” Therefore, saying the 12th Principle of the Ani Ma’amins every day or learning the order of ‘Kodshim’ about sacrifices and service in the temple isn’t enough. You need actions. Conversely, the Rambam says, “Anyone who does not long for the revelation of the Messiah denies the teachings of the prophets; even worse than that, he rejects the Torah and Moshe our Teacher.” So we have: a. desire for the redemption, b. faith that it will happen and c. actions to bring us towards the redemption.

What’s the purpose of the redemption? To sanctify G-d’s Name … As the Rambam says, “The Messiah will correct the entire world to worship G-d together, as it says, ‘For then I [G-d] will turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the G-d, to serve Him with one consent.’”

What’s the main reason we pray for ‘restoring our judges as we had formerly’ every day? So that You G-d alone should rule over us. The whole world should know of Your existence! In the evening prayer we ask our Creator, “Gather us from among the nations” in order that, “… All the nations that You have made will come and bow down before You, O L-rd, and they will give glory to Your Name.” So sometimes, a person needs to ask himself, “Am I in this world to sanctify G-d’s Name or my own name? The Prophet gives us the proper mindset: “You are My servant, Israel, through whom I am glorified!”

Can one repent after the Messiah reveals himself? 
The Ramban says that repentance is no longer a possibility.

Where will the Messiah reveal himself from? Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai says, “He shall reveal himself in the land of Galilee because in this part of the Holy Land the desolation (Babylonian exile) first began, therefore he will manifest himself there first…” The Jewish Messiah is truly a human being; He is born of ordinary human parents and is of flesh and blood like all mortals. He will be a leader of all the Jews,( unprecedented since King Daivd and Solomon!) having great wisdom, power and spirit. In addition, he will bring eternal peace, love, prosperity and moral perfection to the entire world. A feat which no world leader has been able to accomplish!

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

Rabbeinu Bachya wrote: “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 prayers were accepted… This is to teach you that the prayer 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 prayer is more accepted by G-d than mere lip service.” Along the same lines the Midrash states: “Just as the first redemption from Egypt was caused through crying out to G-d, so too, our upcoming redemption will happen in the same fashion.”

The Chofetz Chaim states: “All the many troubles which came upon us which we still suffer from are because we don’t scream and pray more fervently because of them. If we’d pray properly, we wouldn’t return empty-handed. Praying the Amidah prayer three times each day is insufficient; several times a day we must pour our requests out to G-d in solitude, at home, from the depths of our hearts. The three regular prayers are so much part of our routine that one does not really concentrate on them. But if each person would contemplate his plight in solitude... then he would pour out his heart like water to G-d. This prayer would be full of very deep intent and great humility, coming from a broken heart. Such a prayer will certainly be answered…!” Indeed every morning we say, “He responds to His people when they cry out to Him.”

The Midrash states, “When Israel went out of Egypt, they looked back and saw the Egyptians chasing after them… When Israel saw that they were surrounded on all sides; the sea in front of them blocking their path, their enemy chasing them from behind, and wild animals on both sides in the desert – they lifted up their eyes to their Father in Heaven and cried out as it is written: ‘…and the Children of Israel cried out to G-d.’ Why did G-d surround them from all sides? Because G-d yearned to hear their prayers.”

Rav Yitzchak said, “The salvation of Israel depends only on crying...as it is written: ‘...with crying, they will come and with lamentations, I will lead them.’” When an infant wants his parents to give him attention, he cries. If they don’t hear him or ignore him, he screams even louder or throws a tantrum, until his parents come and attend to his needs. The Chofetz Chaim says: “We must demand the redemption, just as a hired worker demands his wages; if we fail to do so, it shows this matter doesn’t really bother us!”

With G-d’s help, may we all merit, very soon, to witness the revelation of the Messiah, who will make our Creator’s Name Great Again!

This article is dedicated in memory of The Chafetz Chaim, Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman and the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Article compiled by Mordechai Lewis, noted in a comment on YeranenYaakov.

15 October 2017

NIBIRU IS STILL MOVING AROUND OUR ATMOSPHERE

Planet X with high speed moons caught full orbiting counterclockwise in Mexico 10/14/2017



Another "Large Sphere" leaps from the surface of the Sun - Nice! [muted, focus on the object jettisoning from behind the sun]



A Perfect Sphere 'CME' reveals a BIG 'dark object’ 
behind the Sun
SECCHI: Signs in the Sun..."The mask was unveiled from what appears to be a dark planet-like object at the 4 o'clock position of the Sun hidden from mankind. Could it be part of the second system?



FOLLOWING ARE TWO DIFFERENT ASSESSMENTS OF THE SAME OCCURRENCE:

Spectacular Sunrise - Cabo San Lucas - Massive Beams Span Sky! October 13, 2017: Awesome sunrise captured by webcam from shores of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Special "Thanks" to Ken of Vancouver! [what is not mentioned here is the large dark orb in the upper center screen]



Most bizarre sunrise in Mexico and dark shadows cross in front of the sun explained 10/13/17
[here, Jeff explains what the dark blue beams are]



13 October 2017

In the Beginning G‑d Created the Heavens and the Earth. . .

WE JUST CAME OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE OF SIMCHAT TORAH, AT WHICH WE COMPLETED OUR TORAH PARSHIOS CYCLE AND THEN IMMEDIATELY BEGAN A NEW CYCLE OF TORAH PARSHIOS, IN A CONTINUUM SINCE THE GIVING OF OUR TORAH AT HAR SINAI BY THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN, EARTH AND MAN, AND READ TO US BY MOSHE RABBEINU. IF ONE WAS SURELY IN THE MOMENT, THIS WAS A PROFOUND AND MOVING EXPERIENCE, TO GAZE UPON THE LETTERS OF THE VERY TORAH SCROLL BEING HELD HIGH. OUR TORAH SUSTAINS THE ENTIRE WORLD. I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ADEQUATELY THE DEEP FEELINGS OF REVERENCE AND AWE FROM THIS VISION.  
AND LIKEWISE THE CREATION NARRATIVE: 

In the beginning G‑d created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep; and the spirit of G‑d hovered above the surface of the waters. G‑d said: “Let there be light,” and there was light. G‑d saw the light, that it was good; and G‑d divided the light from the darkness. G‑d called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night; and there was evening and there was morning, one day.


“In the beginning” refers to 
the beginning of time—the first, 
indivisible moment, before which 
time did not exist.
(Sforno)

G‑d said: “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide water from water.” G‑d made the firmament, and divided the waters which were below the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. G‑d called the firmament Heaven; and there was evening and there was morning, a second day.


G‑d said: “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear,” and it was so. G‑d called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas; and G‑d saw that it was good. G‑d said: “Let the earth sprout grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth,” and it was so. The earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and trees yielding fruit whose seed was in itself, after its kind; and G‑d saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.


G‑d said: “Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, for seasons, for days and for years. Let them be for luminaries in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth”; and it was so. G‑d made the two great luminaries: the great luminary to rule the day, and the small luminary to rule the night; and the stars also. G‑d set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and G‑d saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.


G‑d said: “Let the waters swarm abundantly with moving creatures that have life, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.” G‑d created the great sea-creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and G‑d saw that it was good. G‑d blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply in the earth.” There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.


G‑d said: “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind,” and it was so. G‑d made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the earth after its kind; and G‑d saw that it was good.


G‑d said: “Let us make Man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, all the earth, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”


G‑d created Man in His own image, in the image of G‑d He created him; male and female He created them.


G‑d blessed them, and G‑d said to them: “Be fruitful, and multiply, fill the earth and conquer it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air and every living thing that moves on the earth.” G‑d said: “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree on which is the fruit yielding seed; to you it shall be for food. To every beast of the earth and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.


G‑d saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


The heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. G‑d completed on the seventh day His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. G‑d blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he rested from all his work which G‑d had created, to make.



The Torah begins with the words “Bereishis bara Elokim – In the beginning G-d created.” Rashi explains the word “Bereishis” to indicate “bishvil reishis – for the sake of reishis, G-d created….” He identifies “reishis” as referring to the Torah and to Bnei Yisroel.

The very word “Bereishis,” then, implies that Hashem, who constantly creates the world ex nihilo, is the Author. Hence Torah, known as “reishis darko,” must always be studied with the excitement of one about to begin a journey with G-d. But only the Jewish People are capable of this mission because they alone are called reishis tevuasa – the first crop of grain, whose essence is growth. 


These three – Hashem, Torah and Bnei Yisrael – are intertwined with the eternal message that the Jewish People must immerse themselves in the Creator’s Torah, the Blueprint of Creation, to forever maintain their identity as the Children of Israel, a people who are constantly beginning afresh.


A FIRST: Second Day Hakafot at the KOTEL



הקפות שניות . שמחת תורה התשע"ח בכותל המערביSimcht Torah at the kotel. צילום. חדשות הכותל המערב



12 October 2017

Simchat Torah

11 October 2017

Hoshana Rabbah – The Final Verdict – Vilna Gaon on Gog U'Magog

The seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, 21st day of Tishrei, is known as Hoshana Rabbah (Aramaic: הוֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא, "Great Hoshana/Supplication”).



The seventh day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, is considered the final day of the divine “Judgment” in which the fate of the new year is determined. It is the day when the verdict that was issued on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is finalized.

The Midrash tells us that G‑d told Abraham: “If atonement is not granted to your children on Rosh Hashanah, I will grant it on Yom Kippur; if they do not attain atonement on Yom Kippur, it will be given on Hoshana Rabbah.”




In consideration of the auspiciousness of the day, it is customary in many communities to remain awake on the night preceding Hoshana Rabbah. We recite the entire book of Deuteronomy, wherein the precepts to love and fear G‑d are expounded at length. 

In certain communities, the entire book of Deuteronomy is read in the synagogue from the Torah scroll. After midnight, the entire book of Psalms is recited. In some congregations it is a custom for the gabbai (synagogue manager) to distribute apples (signifying a “sweet year”) to the congregants. These apples are then taken home, dipped in honey, and eaten in the sukkah.


Ancient Rituals From the Temple Worship

The daytime rituals of the holiday are drawn from the ancient rituals that were practiced in the Jews’ Holy Temple. In synagogue, male congregants make a circuit around the bimah, the central platform upon which the Torah is read, each man holding his the lulav and etrog aloft.

During the holiday of Sukkot, only one circuit of the bimah is completed. In contrast, on Hoshana Rabbah, congregants complete seven circuits. Each time represents one of the Seven Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David.


Following this ritual, it is customary to recite a liturgical poem, and at the conclusion of this, to beat five willow branches hard against the floor. This is to beat away the last vestiges of sin, but there are mystical nuances to the ritual known only to those who are deeply versed in Kabbalah.


Vilna Gaon, Gog and Magog war and Hoshana Rabba (Commentary and Quotes – miyodea Q&A)

"...The Vilna Gaon on the Mechilta (Shmos 14:20) says that the Gog U'Magog war shall begin three hours before "Hanetz Hachama" (crack of dawn) on Hoshana Rabba, and shall last three hours only.”

"It is also a verifiable prediction that according to Rav Yitzchak Kaduri's (zt”l) quotation of the Vilna Gaon that the final battle of Gog and Magog would begin on Hoshanah Rabba, the 7th day of Sukkot, in the first year of a Shmittah (Sabbatical) cycle.”

"Gog (12) and Magog (58) have a gematria (numeric value) of seventy which corresponds to the 70 nations Midrash Tanchuma, Korach 12. This seems to imply that Gog will rule over 70 nations, and all of them will join together against Israel (see Tehillim 118:110 and Zecharyah 14:2).”

"On this great day [of redemption], however, they will be saved from all of their enemies for all times = therefore, it will be called Hoshana Rabba, the great salvation... The Tur Arizal says, "On Hoshanah Rabbah, the war of Gog and Magog will begin." (Paraphrased)

ALSO: "The Tur (Orach Chaim 490) writes in the name of Rav Hai Gaon that the war will break out on Sukkos. See, however, Malbim to Ezek. 39:8 who writes that the timing of that war was never revealed to any prophet."

"There are 3 parts to the war of Gog miGog. This is based upon Midrash Tehillim. The first part coincides with the Holocaust and the detonation of the nuclear weapons over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is alluded to in Tikkuninim Chadashim of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato. It is also following the schedule of the redemption as outlined in Sefer Avkat Rochel of Rabbeinu Makir ben Abba Mori. The 2nd stage corresponds to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. The 3rd and final stage called Operation Iraqi Freedom and the War in Afghanistan is what was mentioned by Rav Kaduri”

The writing from the Vilna Gaon are most likely referring to the sealed letter which the Gaon wanted opened 100 years after his passing. It can be found in the Rav Menachem Kasher edition of Sefer Kol HaTor entitled "HaTekufah HaGadolah". It was published in 1972 and is still available in print. This schedule is also discussed in Sefer Kol HaTor. [. . .]

The information is accurate and correct.

This view was not only held by Rav Kaduri. For those who remember, the nascent Sanhedrin produced a scroll that was to be delivered to then President George Bush warning him that he was the one foretold in the Prophets in the Tanach as being Gog mi'Gog. This scroll warned clearly that Bush needed to support Israel or G-d would deal with him severely. (See above link for Sources to this)
 [. . .]

I have been looking through the Vilna Gaon's commentary on the Mechilta and have found nothing that explicitly states what is being asked. The commentary is called "Biyurim v'Haga'ot HaGra". I also checked his commentary "Kol Eliyahu" on Tanach. It is possible there is some larger, more comprehensive commentary.

What I have found is only an explanation of what the Mechilta itself says. Namely that the final redemption will parallel the redemption from Egypt. In this particular case, the splitting of the Red Sea and all the details of this are associated with the final stage of the conflict in the War of Gog miGog. This is explicitly associated with chapter 60 of Isaiah at the beginning. It also relates this to what happened with the judgement of Sodom and Gemorrah.

A little later in the Mechilta it mentions the view of Rabbi Eliezer who says that although the exodus from Egypt was in the month of Nisan, for various reasons, the final redemption will be in Tishrei. The Gra there doesn't say how he holds. He just explains Rabbi Eliezer's reasoning.

The judgement of the nations is sealed and execution begins from Hoshannah Rabbah. That is the explicit teaching of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai as found in the Zohar on parshat Tzav.

So in context, if this judgement with Gog u'Magog parallels the timing of the splitting of the Red Sea, it would seem to be shortly before daybreak.

Looking simply at the timing, the beginning of the bombing in Afghanistan in the 2nd Gulf War started the night of Hoshannah Rabbah. That complies with the plain meaning from the Mechilta as understood by the Vilna Gaon.

[ME: However, we see there is now in 5777 a Build-Up by Russia and other nations seeming to be centered in and around the Mediterranean, involving Syria and the US. (See various websites for this.)]

This is also the explanation of how the final redemption unfolds as discussed in Sefer Avkat Rochel of Rabbi Makir ben Abba Mari, volume 1, Wars of King Moshiach, 8th sign. This is also brought in Targum Yonatan ben Uziel on Devarim 34:3.

10 October 2017

EARTHQUAKE UPDATE – The Earth is Extremely Active

WESTCOAST EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

Earthquakes and Earthquake swarms near Volcanos and near Raging Fires
[very extensive coverage of California]



10/9/17 10pm earthquake update dutchsinse
[mysteriously near Fracking and Drilling Operations]

SPARKS FROM THE SKY . . . UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA INFERNO

One man saw sparks fly from the sky and a sudden wind came and next the fires raged.
One Person said that grape fields are untouched but the surrounding area homes etc. are up in flames. 
One woman’s home burned and she sought cover within a grape field and was saved (unverified)






Oct. 9, 2017 WATCH Live: MASSIVE WILDFIRES Outspreading in California, EVACUATION in SONOMA, NAPA Country. (Reuters) 
Buildings in California's Napa and Sonoma counties were being evacuated early on Monday morning after multiple, fast-spreading wildfires engulfed the area with thick smoke and large flames, according to fire officials and local media.

Firefighters were battling a 200-acre (80.9-hectare) wildfire in Napa County, an area nearly 70 miles north of San Francisco that is known for its vineyards, since late Sunday evening, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The "Atlas Fire" was burning in the hills above Napa County and had damaged several buildings. As of Monday morning, firefighters had made no headway containing it.
At least three other fires were burning near Calistoga, a small Napa Valley city known for its wineries, and near areas in Sonoma County, forcing evacuations from homes, shopping centers and hospitals, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

Videos and photos on social media showed fires raging in the hills above Napa Valley, burning their way through vegetation, buildings, roads and some parked vehicles. Reports of injuries were not immediately clear.

Officials said strong, dry winds were fanning the flames and asked residents in mandatory evacuation zones to leave immediately for the four local shelters, according to reports by NBC Bay Area.
In Sonoma County, the fire also forced all schools in Santa Rosa City to close for the day.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory warning late on Sunday until Monday at 11 a.m. PDT (1800 GMT). It said it expected winds at 20 to 35 miles (32 to 56 km) per hour and gusts of at least 45 mph.

Patients at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa were being removed early Monday morning, according to NBC Bay Area reporter Laura Garcia. "Gurneys being brought out, people in wheelchairs and walkers loaded in cars," Garcia wrote on Twitter.










FIRE . . . FIRE . . . WINE COUNTRY INFERNO

American Airline plane bursts into flames as passengers look on in horror at airport
The Boeing 777 was due to fly from Hong Kong to Las Vegas when it burst into flames next to the terminal (Mirror)













American Airlines plane carrying 161 passengers bursts into huge fireball as it attempts to take off. Newly released video shows just how close the jetliner carrying 161 passengers came to disaster when an engine exploded on takeoff in Chicago last year. (Mirror) The shocking incident happened in October last year, but footage of the incident only emerged this week after it was shared American news channel NBC.(Mirror)

SONOMA AND NAPA WINE COUNTRY INFERNO
Massive fires in Napa and Sonoma counties burn structures, force evacuations, close hospitals
Several massive wildfires burned out of control in Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying an untold number of homes, forcing the evacuation of many thousands of people and shutting down major roadways as firefighters sought to halt the advance of the infernos driven by powerful winds. (Sfgate)

































The latest on the Wine Country fires
Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and shutting down major roadways as firefighters sought to halt the advance of infernos driven by powerful winds. Links below:





















article and pics from sfchronicle

Reform’s Camp Newman Destroyed By California Wildfires
Camp Newman, used by Jewish community in San Francisco Bay Area, wiped out as forest fires rip through northern California. Jewish Summer Camp. At least 10 people have died so far in the forest fires, which blazed across the area Monday. At least 15 fires are burning in eight counties, 20,000 people have evacuated their homes and 1,500 buildings have been destroyed.

“As many of you may have heard, since 10 p.m. last night, forest fires have been burning in Sonoma and Napa counties,” the camp’s post read. It is with tremendous shock and sadness that we share that the majority of the buildings at our beloved Camp Newman home have been destroyed.”



09 October 2017

FIRST RAINS COME TO BLESS ERETZ YISRAEL

Israel's first rains fell during the week-long holiday of Sukkot, providing hope for the Kinneret's (Sea of Galilee) recovery.

In September, Water Authority spokesman Uri Shore said that the Kinneret hit a record low in August, and "if God forbid the coming winter is similar to the previous four, then our water sources are going to be in huge trouble."

Monday morning will see rain showers in Israel's north and center, Israel Meteorological Service reported. There may be isolated thunderstorms, and the northern Negev may experience light rains.

Temperatures will drop significantly, becoming lower than seasonal average. The rain will lighten towards afternoon.ArutzSheva


“rain will come in its time;
there will be plenty of rain,
there will be four good seasons
and the weather will be very good in Israel.”
Nir Ben Artzi

08 October 2017

HUGE ORB-LIKE SIGHTINGS


HUGE OBJECT–LIKE SIGHTING
[or a Huge Refraction of SOMETHING]
watch ONLY until 3:00 on timeline



























IN ITALY – HUGE ORB SEEN IN THE SKY 
and witnessed by people below

UPDATE LANDFALL – HURRICANE NATE HEADED FOR LANDFALL

UPDATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
















October 7, 2017: UPDATE 
NATE / CATEGORY 2 LANDFALL / 100 mph Wind /
This is NOT a typical hurricane




NEW - Satellite shows Hurricane NATE 
reaching STUPEFYING heights | -120 Fahrenheit!
October 7, 2017: UPDATE / Hurricane models are showing Nate reaching absolutely staggering heights, so tall that the upper temps are reaching -90C or -120 degrees! Incredible...
It will make landfall early this evening, bringing everything on the 'hurricane menu' with it. Look for tornadoes and hail. PURPLE COLOR MEANS A TALL TALL HURRICANE