27 February 2015


8 Adar 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

Look at what we are up against!

We are to acknowledge and seek after the blessing God promises to those 
who will bless Israel, and to refuse to silence the life-changing
 Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

Rabbi Riskin announces historic curriculum for Israeli schools during visit to Oklahoma

...the organization is working with the government of Israel to develop a pilot program within the high school system to have Israeli Jewish students understand the Catholic Church’s “theological turnaround toward the Synagogue: and what has been done in the half century of positive developments between both faith communities.

...The rabbi, whom Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has designated “Ambassador for Jewish-Christian Relations,” called on “our Muslim brethren, children of our common father, Abraham,” to speak out against Islamic extremism....

Learning To Embrace the Hybrid Jew
You Don't Always Have to Pick Judaism Over Another Religion

DO NOT BUY INTO THIS LIE that it is time to come together and unite with the nations and find common ground with their false religions!! 

Parshat Balak Bamidbar 23:9...
ובגוים לא יתחשב-And not be reckoned among the nations. When the final reckoning is made to punish the nations, Israel will not be included among them (Rashi). Midrash HaGadol interprets this as a reference to Israel's mission to remain separate and distinct from the nations. From this blessing that Balaam delivered against his will, we see what he had hoped to achieve (see Sanhedrin 105a): that Jews assimilate with the nations and be left with neither religion nor renown.

Rabbi Aharon Kotler, in the name of the Chaftez Chaim, Leket Reshimot Channukah by Rabbi Noson Wachtfogel, p. 41:
"I have a tradition passed down from one to another in the name of Maran HaGaon Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin, z"l, that in the final war before the arrival of the Mashiach all of the righteous Jews will be saved. Who are the 'righteous Jews'? Those who are separated from the non-Jews! It does not mean that they must be one of the 36 righteous individuals, rather they must be separated from the ways of the non-Jews and have no contact with their culture! Not with their newspapers, their music and books; to be entirely separated from them. Then Hashem will say: You are Mine and you are under a different authority so no one else will rule over you

Rabbi Kahane z"l, Or HaRa'ayon...
"The argument of the nations here is that we must achieve unity and break down the walls of separation. Is this not fair and logical according the the false thinking of the worshippers of foriegn culture? Is not the unity of all nations and the disappearance of the differences between Israel and the nations the goal of the Hellenists...."
"G-d decreed upon holy Israel that they must be separated from impurity and from the impure nations. The idolatry and foreign culture of the nations cannot coexist with G-d's Torah or with G-d himself."
And from the latest message from Daniel which was posted yesterday and which I have not had time to fully translate...

"...right now, Abba, we need to separate ourselves from the goyim and from the goyishness, from the immorality and from all the things that HKB"H hates...."


26 February 2015

Spring is on the Way

8 Adar 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

The wildlflowers are blooming in Eretz Yisrael...

25 February 2015

In Memory of Moshe Rabbeinu

7 Adar 5775

"Parashat Tetsaveh is the only parashah since Moshe's birth that does not mention his name explicitly. Every mitsvah and command mentioned in the parashah, however, is initiated with the word "you," referring to Moshe. Apparently, Moshe is the prime focus of this parashah, although his name is not recorded. Why? The Sages tell us that the curse of a tsadik, even if it is contingent upon specific conditions, takes effect despite the fact that those conditions are not met. When Moshe entreated Hashem on behalf of Klal Yisrael after they sinned with the Golden Calf, he said to Hashem, "If you do not forgive their sin, I beg You, erase my name from Your Book," a reference to the Torah. We may question why, of all the parashiot, Tetsaveh is chosen to be the one from which Moshe's name is excluded?

The commentators offer various answers to this question. Some say that since Moshe's yahrzeit is on the seventh day of Adar, which always falls out during the week of Tetsaveh, it is logical that this is the parashah from which Moshe's name is missing. This answer is enigmatic. One would think that specifically during the week in which Moshe passed away, his name would be remembered as much as possible. After all, what greater tribute is there to our great leader than remembering him on his yahrzeit?

Rav Elchanan Sorotzkin feels that the Torah's omission of Moshe's name specifically in Parashat Tetsaveh, during his yahrzeit, speaks volumes about Moshe's greatness as a leader and as a Jew. Moshe was prepared to sacrifice more than just his physical life for the Jewish people; he was prepared to relinquish his spiritual life, his neshamah, for them. The Torah is called Torat Moshe, the Torah of Moshe. For what greater appreciation can one hope? Our Torah is immutable; it will always remain Torat Moshe. Yet, Moshe was ready to relinquish the ultimate spiritual pleasure, his name engraved for all eternity in the Torah. Moshe's love for his people was so overwhelming that he gave Hashem his incredible "ultimatum" despite the consequences. Is there any greater tribute to the father of all prophets, the quintessential leader of Klal Yisrael, than to leave his name out of the parashah that falls on his yahrzeit? In this manner, everyone will acknowledge the greatness of his deed. "

(Source: Shema Yisrael Torah Network)

24 February 2015

Countdown to Purim 5775

5 Adar 5775

Re-capping from the messages...

Moishela (Elul 5774): "Then we will come to Purim and we will beg Hashem to save us from Haman and we will have aHaman here, a Haman that we will have to be saved from and we will have to fight, fight our fears, beg Hashem to save us from this awful terrible horrific person and his armies and his police. We will have to beg very hard. Hashem will save us."

Menachem (Elul 5775): "...we will arrive to Purim, and on Purim, this is the time of Haman's fall. Then, the wicked one who was placed over us, he will also go away. He will go away - and not bother us any more."

Binyamin (Shevat 5775): "It will be Purim and I think that we will feel the purim very strongly. Hear our words - and don't ask questions... when it will arrive, you'll see. We will feel it very strongly, the purim."

If you look at Yeranen Yaakov's blog here and here, it's clear that Iran - the Persia of our times - who still wants to carry out the edict to "destroy, slay, and exterminate all the Jews, young and old, women and children in one day...." is very much in today's news. 

And it certainly is no coincidence that the much debated speech by the Israeli Prime Minister before the US Congress on the subject of Iran's acquisition of nuclear weaponry is scheduled for the day prior to Ta'anit Esther.

The geulah-process is in full furl. Keep your eyes peeled - "when it will arrive, you'll see."


Amalek is alive and well and living in Iran

Excerpts from Binyamin Golden's Tu B'Shevat Message

5 Adar 5775

Message from Binyamin
15 Shevat 5775, in Jerusalem

On Elections

Q. It seems to me that since they want to take over here in Israel, it's easier for them to work via the Left, to buy and to operate them, so therefore, they are fighting now against the Right.

A. No! Completely not true. It's like in America. They have the Democrats and the Republicans. The Republicans are like 'against' Obama, against what he's doing. This way they're like 'protesters,' but in action, they're passing all his laws and if they would not vote for it - it would not pass! So, there's really not two parties, there's just one party: that of the evildoers. They're the rulers - and that's it. There are Democrats like this and there are Republicans like this. And that's exactly what we have here now. All of the seculars are involved in it and also part of the hareidim. And that's the problem. The whole matter of elections - it's a joke.

Q. So, what do you recommend to people, to not participate in the elections?!...

A. What a question. Whoever votes is voting that they are pleased with this system, with this structure which is not at all Jewish, simply not Jewish.

On Purim

Q. ...what will be here in another month?

A. I don't know what will be in a month, except that it will be worse. It will be Purim and I think that we will feel the purim very strongly. Hear our words - and don't ask questions... when it will arrive, you'll see. We will feel it very strongly, the purim.

Q. What? The rescue of Purim or the decree of the purim?

A. You're asking questions... I said what I had to say.

23 February 2015

"The Zionist Camp"

4 Adar 5775

When the Labor-Hatnua alliance began calling themselves "The Zionist Camp," I thought how ironic that those who least represented "Zionist" ideals should call themselves "The Zionist Camp." But, then I got to thinking about it more and came to the conclusion that really they are aptly named because this is where Zionism without Torah naturally ends up.

I came across an opinion piece that I wrote in 2005. It gives me more food for thought today...

On Fighting the Erev Rav

How do we "fight" the Erev Rav? It is a war for hearts and minds. The battle involves waking up sleeping (uninformed) Jews and convincing them that there is even a war to be waged and to educate them as to who the enemy is and how he can be defeated.

The Erev Rav are klipot. They are parasitic and get their nourishment from the side of holiness. It is critical to be able to recognize when the time for the redemption has arrived (and who are the Erev Rav) as that is the time to separate completely from them so that they lose their source of power.

Now that we are immovably fixed on the course of geulah b'ita, there is now no longer any more we can do by our own efforts (i.e., politics). All that is left to us now is to separate completely from the klipot, do teshuva and strengthen ourselves in emuna, Torah and mitzvot and await (cry out for) our deliverance.

The State of Israel was surely the beginning of our redemption, just as the implantation of the embryo and formation of the life-giving, nourishing placenta is the beginning of human life. But when the birth arrives, that structure is no longer necessary and must be ripped away, else it threatens the life of the one it was created to nourish. Its usefulness is at an end. It must be discarded.

Practically speaking, we need to speak constantly of Mashiach and the geulah and to teach others particularly the subject matter of Kol HaTor...about the Erev Rav and how to help Mashiach ben Yosef to complete his mission.

The task of the hour, as I see it, is to convince good Jews to abandon the political process at this point. It goes against all our thinking up until now, that we have to work in conjunction with it.

While a fetus is developing, everything must be done to maintain the pregnancy, but when the time for birth arrives, the one who does not recognize the changed reality and who continues to try and maintain the pregnancy now delays the birth and threatens the life of the emerging infant.

It is the birth assistant who knows how to recognize the signs of impending birth and who is qualified to instruct others on how best to assist the process. These are our sages and mekubalim.

Learn the Holy GR"A's signs for recognizing the Erev Rav and start trying to convince everyone you know to abandon the political realm. Very many I'm afraid will not be able to make this leap of faith, but will continue to insist that we must remain a part of it in order to influence it. This is the worst thing we can do.

All the suffering that was endured during and surrounding the expulsion from Gaza was meant only to teach this lesson...that there is now no longer any way to influence, we must withdraw and let it collapse. But I fear that too many do not understand how to interpret the events of our time in light of the teachings of our sages on the geulah.


That was ten years ago. So, was I right or was I wrong?

I'll re-open the comments for discussion. Please do not abuse the privilege. Anyone posting "anonymously" must sign off with some kind of name or your comment will not be published.

22 February 2015

"The First of Its Kind in the World"

3 Adar 5775
"The internationally unique House of Religions opened its doors on Sunday, where eight religious communities are going to live together under one roof. It is the first of its kind in this world, but hopefully not the last. This is the type of religious tolerance the world needs right now.
Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists now call thischurch home and the faiths celebrated on Sunday with thousands of visitors moving into a newly built glass building in the Europe Square in the west of Bern, Switzerland."

How long until they try this on Har Habayit - after all the Bible says the Temple will be a "House of Prayer for All Nations," right?