27 May 2018

Basic Concepts: "Fear of Heaven"

13 Sivan 5778

Our God is the King over all kings and Lord over all lords. He created all that is by His spoken word. How can one not stand in awe of Him?
When Israel stood facing Mount Sinai and witnessed the revelation of Him Whose word brought the world into being, they trembled with fear....

Confronting G-d's greatness and Torah, a person is obligated to stand in fear and trembling, shuddering and dread, as did Israel at Sinai, for G-d said to Moses (Deut. 5:26), "Oh that they had such a heart as this to fear Me and keep all My commandments for all time, that it might go well with them and with their children forever!"

Fear of G-d! A basic, fundamental commandment without which the world cannot endure.... 

King David said, "Serve the L-rd with fear, rejoice with trembling" (Psalms 2:11)....

King Solomon, wisest of all men, concluded his great work, Ecclesiastes, with this sage advice: "The end of the matter, all having been heard: fear G-d and keep His commandments, for that is the whole duty of man."

...Our sages [taught]...that the  whole world's purpose is just so that man will know G-d and that this knowledge will imbue him with fear and reverence. With his egotism thereby subdued, he will accept G-d's yoke upon himself.

And that is "the whole duty of man," the whole reason man was created. Because of this King David said (Psalms 111:10), "The fear of the L-rd is the beginning of wisdom, good understanding have all those who follow this." He further said, "Happy is the man who fears the L-rd, who delights greatly in His commandments" (Psalms 112:1). Likewise, his son Solomon said, "The fear of the L-rd is the beginning of knowledge" (Prov. 1:7).

The beginning, the first essential element in a person's wisdom and knowledge, if he is to understand what his task is and where he is going, is the fear of G-d, vanquishing his ego and accepting G-d's yoke. If one merits this, the whole world is his. Otherwise, better he was never born. Without fear of G-d, wisdom is nothing but conceit and a tool to self-advancement. Even one's Torah lacks holiness, modesty and purity, and without these it is not Torah.   
[Or Hara'ayon, Chapter Two: "Fear of Heaven," pp. 34-36]
We should experience at least as much awe and reverence before HKB"H as we would if called to stand before the principal, the boss, or a judge in a court of law. He is all of these things and much more!

However, the thought occurs to me that in this generation, even these symbols of authority inspire little fear among the people. There is so much chutzpah in this generation that it will be very difficult to grasp this basic concept. 

Many are like Pharaoh who said, "Who is Hashem that I should heed His voice to send out Israel?"

That is one reason why, at the end of history, HKB"H is once again showing His hand openly so that all of mankind will know what "fear and awe of G-d" is!

"More than 10 inches of rain has fallen in Oman's third largest city Salalah, with the deluge amounting to three years of its typical rainfall in one day."

"Signs are appearing in our skies that the atmosphere is changing as predicted with the grand solar minimum. Rare anti-solar arcs over Norway, Cyclone over Yemen and Oman, Green flashes in UK and Norway. Hawaii has blue flames as the Earth cracks and methane ignites...."

On the other hand, even with the truth staring them in the face, they still might not get it...

Is humanity visiting anarchy on this planet?

24 May 2018

Basic Concepts: "The Yoke of Heaven"

10 Sivan 5778

The ultimate foundation of everything in the world for both Jews and non-Jews is belief in God and submission to His will. No one is truly and completely "free" to do as he pleases. It may appear that way as judgment and retribution are withheld pending a person's possible teshuvah, but come it must when the bill will be presented to every human being for the liberties he stole.
...Belief in G-d is our most crucial tenet, and from it necessarily stems the path a Jew must follow. Our supreme commandment is to know G-d, ....

...To know G-d is to stand in fear, that same trembling we call "the fear of G-d," like a slave before his master, and with that same fierce, splendid love we call "the love of G-d," like a son's love for his parents.

Knowing G-d means knowing the true reality, that G-d is the omnipotent source of wisdom, understanding and truth and that we are therefore duty-bound to submit totally to His yoke and to study and understand and know His ways and thoughts. Such knowledge, and man's submission to G-d's ways and commandments, is man's purpose, and "this is the doctrine Moses placed before the People of Israel" (Deut. 4:44).   [Or Hara'ayon, Chapter One: "The Yoke of Heaven," pp.17-18]
Jews call this submission to God via obedience to His laws as accepting "the yoke of Heaven." It's a pretty phrase, but what does it mean to generations far removed from the agriculture-based environment of our forefathers for whom this meaning was crystal clear?

A yoke is a means of harnessing, guiding and directing one on a productive path and this is what the Torah and mitzvot do for the Jew who submits himself to God's will. Until we have internalized this most basic concept and put it into practice, it is impossible to proceed any further.

Encyclopedia Judaica: Yoke

On a related issue, let me say the following. There are more and more voices today being raised against any requirement for a potential convert to assume the yoke of Heaven.  Rather than a means to elevate oneself in an effort to come closer to HKB"H, "conversion" today is being promoted as a means to join the Israeli enterprise. If one feels some affinity with Jews or the Jewish State, volunteers to serve in the army, we should "let them in."  True converts emulate their forefather Avraham Avinu who did all that he did for the sake of Heaven and closeness to HKB"H.

Make no mistake. What is really being called for in the push to "reform" conversion practices in Israel is State conversion to Zionism, not religious conversion to Judaism. And it is part and parcel of the war on authentic Torah Judaism in this day and time. [See Would Ruth be accepted as a convert today?]

The third act required for conversion, after milah and tevillah, is the bringing of a qorban olah to the Beit Hamikdash.
Olah: Burnt Offering
Perhaps the best-known class of offerings is the burnt offering. It was the oldest and commonest sacrifice, and represented submission to G-d's will. The Hebrew word for burnt offering is olah, from the root Ayin-Lamed-Hei, meaning ascension. It is the same root as the word aliyah, which is used to describe moving to Israel or ascending to the podium to say a blessing over the Torah. An olah is completely burnt on the outer altar; no part of it is eaten by anyone. Because the offering represents complete submission to G-d's will, the entire offering is given to G-d (i.e., it cannot be used after it is burnt). It expresses a desire to commune with G-d, and expiates sins incidentally in the process (because how can you commune with G-d if you are tainted with sins?). An olah could be made from cattle, sheep, goats, or even birds, depending on the offerer's means.  (Source)
These same "reformers" are also spreading the heresy that Am Yisrael is a kingdom of priests intended to serve the nations of the world. Furthermore, they even claim that the technological prowess of the State of Israel is "being a light to the nations." But the lowest of the low is when a so-called religious Jew can say that Israel's winning of the perverted Eurovision song contest is "being a light to the nations." Hashem yerachem! 

Am Yisrael are servants of HKB"H and only HKB"H. When we accept the yoke of Heaven and serve Avinu Malkeinu through obedience to the Torah and observance of mitzvot - this makes us into a light to the nations so that they too, will understand that there is a God above and that they must also submit to His will. 

"Three Strikes and You're Out?"

10 Sivan 5778

23 May 2018

Understanding the Russian Involvement in Syria

10 Sivan 5778

In six easy steps...

  1. Russia has a monopoly on the supply of gas to Europe.
  2. Europe wants out from under the Russian thumb.
  3. To do that, they wanted a pipeline through Syria to bring in gas from Qatar.
  4. Assad, also under the Russian thumb, refused to give permission, hence the West determined that Assad must go. Result: seven years of Syrian "civil war."
  5. Up pops Israel and says, no problem, we'll sell Europe our gas
  6. The head of the Russian monster swivels towards Israel with a gleam in its eye.

Moral of this story: Do not get between Russia and her European gas market.

Everybody Wants the Jews (to Convert!)

9 Sivan 5778

In an unprecedented endeavor, a few Muslim believers are crossing the Holy Land's volatile boundaries of culture, faith and politics to bring Islam to Israel's Jews - hoping, improbably, that some will be willing to renounce their religion for a new one.

The bearded men approach Jews in and around the Old City of Jerusalem and try, in polite and fluent Hebrew, to convert them.

"I must tell you about the true faith," said one missionary in a cobblestone plaza outside Jerusalem's Old City. He carried a knapsack full of pamphlets about Islam in several languages, including Hebrew. "You can do with it what you want. But telling you is our duty."  (Source)
And some of the missionaries are not even Muslim. They are Jews who expose other Jews to Islam in the name of the secular gods "tolerance, diversity and coexistence." The following appeared on Yad L'Achim's Facebook page a couple of hours ago. It describes how during a lecture on coexistence between Jews and Arabs at the Jezreel Valley College, the students were all given a copy of the Quran in Hebrew. Hashem yerachem!

(H/T Esser Agaroth)

Hashem's War on America and the Erev Rav

9 Sivan 5778

So, it was announced a couple of days ago that Trump's "Peace Plan" will be revealed "after Ramadan ends." That puts us into Tammuz - a traditional time for evil decrees to befall Klal Yisrael.
At the [Embassy] ceremony Mr. Kushner, who has been tasked by his father-in-law with brokering the Middle East peace deal, said that the administration believes "it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give, so that all people can live in peace, safe from danger, free from fear, and able to pursue their dreams," adding that "Jerusalem must remain a city that brings people of all faiths together."

In Friday's report, senior Yedioth Ahronoth commentator Sima Kadmon cited an undisclosed senior political figure, who stated that during a meeting between Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Kushner, the latter presented the upcoming U.S. peace plan, and that it will include Israeli concessions regarding the Arabic neighborhoods in Jerusalem. According to the report, the person further pointed out that never once had the American president or one of his representatives committed to a "unified Jerusalem."

Also on Friday, The Associated Press reported, based on five U.S. officials and a congressional aide, that Mr. Trump intends to reveal the peace plan in mid to late June, shortly after Ramadan ends. (Source)
As pointed out before, you can look at the unnatural reaction of nature and know if something really bad is going on behind the scenes. Days of near 100-degree temps in Jerusalem in May? What is the regime up to? What "dangerous deals" are they weaving while they sit in their bunker?
* The Erev Rav Gov't will deceive the nation and secretly weave dangerous deals.
* They will hand over holy places, including Yerushalayim, and this will cause a 'storm' in Am Israel. (From Yehudit's "Prophecy")
What they propose to do will never happen, because the Holy One, blessed be He will go to war against them and all the idols of their land, starting with the Dollar.
* The United States will be severely struck because of their pride.
* The dollar will lose its value and the inflation will severely escalate.
* America will become bankrupt. (From Yehudit's "Prophecy")

PETER SCHIFF - 17 MAY 2018...


22 May 2018

"The Jewish Idea"

8 Sivan 5778

Last week, I wrote: "Coming up after Shavuot - How Is Western Culture Anti-Torah? and Defining "Authentic" Torah Judaism, b'ezrat Hashem. Well, this is the beginning.

If you share a real and dynamic relationship with HKB"H, then you doubtless can think of many examples from your own life how He has guided you by putting certain people in your path or by putting certain books in your hands. In my case, one of the very first books HKB"H directed me to was Rav Meir Kahane's, ztz"l, Hy"d Or Hara'ayon - "The Jewish Idea." And I have thanked Him every day since as it gave me a solid Torah foundation in the basics of what it means to be a Jew and how to think like a Jew. The promised topics and more are covered in this book. I can't think of a better place to start our learning.

As a bit of background, here is an excerpt from the Preface of Or Hara'ayon written by "The Kahane Family"...
After the terrible blow that befell us with the murder of our father, Rabbi Meir Kahane, of blessed memory הי"ד, we took upon ourselves the holy task of publishing the writings that he left behind.
The first work we chose was his Hebrew book, Or Hara'ayon, because it was the book he worked on constantly during the last period of his life, believing that it was of utmost importance for the Jewish people, especially at this time. For this reason, it was the first volume we decided to have translated for the English-speaking public.
At first, the Rabbi intended to write Or Hara'ayon - a comprehensive exposition of the Jewish Idea - on a much larger scale. But as he worked on it, and saw it continuously growing, as he added more and yet more Torah sources, he reminded himself that time was of the essence. Realizing the urgency* of the book, he decided to publish it first as a "short version," and only later to publish an "expanded version."
The name of the book was given by the Rabbi himself. On a page which we found among his writings, he had written: Or Hara'ayon, and below it: The Jewish Idea, and below that: Short Version.
More than any other book which the Rabbi wrote, Or Hara'ayon expresses the axioms which were the essence of his being. He proclaimed these ideas with all his might, because he understood that returning these fundamental concepts to the world of Torah was not only a matter of true Torah study, but that the destiny of the Jewish People during these fateful days depended on them. For this reason he dedicated his life to bringing the Jewish People to an understanding of these concepts, and for this he gave up his life for the sanctification of G-d's Name.
* And "urgent" it was as we know now the Rabbi's time was cut short here in this world. Even more so, we can now see how quickly the Jewish people is falling away from the Truth of our Holy Torah in these final days. 

With God's help, I hope to touch upon the major concepts in a way that will both inform and inspire the readers. Stay tuned.

21 May 2018

A Timely Message From Meir Yisroel

7 Sivan 5778
Isru Chag

Time is moving on, and as we travel forward in time the future of mankind is looking more and more ominous, Hashem Yishmor. We Jews are a small people in numbers and our place in the world is only a tiny spec on the map. Still we are Hashem’s chosen people and not even the Edomites or any other large group of people who live on vast stretches of the earth’s surface can claim to be Hashem’s chosen ones. But what were we chosen for? We were chosen for the ability that Hashem gave us to see Truth and to come close, very close to Hakadosh Boruch Hu. We were created by Hashem to be able to abide by His Torah which is a guideline for all existence and we, Am Yisroel, were chosen to be His loyal true servants forever.

Because of this the nations of the world have always been jealous of us and have wanted to take our place as the chosen ones. They wanted all this so much that from the very beginning we have been persecuted and murdered and driven out of every country of the world. The peoples of the world hate us with a vengeance that is very strange because we are weak physically and not really a threat to anybody. The opposite is true because whatever country we have settled in, during this long terrible Gallus-diaspora, we have only brought to that place prosperity. But the nations of the world are jealous of us and will stop at nothing, in most instances, to make sure that Hashem’s favorite children will be no more, Chas Vesholom. Since the world was created, since Avrohom Ovinu was born, we have been persecuted in the most terrible ways. We have had stretches in time of peaceful coexistence with other peoples of the world but even then, it was only for a limited time until they would rise up against us. Now we are coming to the end of this world as we know it and we are getting nearer to the moment when the Jewish people will meet and recognize Moshiach Tzidkainu and be saved, when the destruction of the world as we know it happens.

For many centuries we have had another element trying to destroy us called the Erev Rav. The Erev Rav, are the mixed multitudes of Egyptians that left Mitzrayim with the Jewish people. Today they are considered Jews and nobody knows who they really are and who are the descendants of these Egyptian converts. But they have never really accepted Yiddishkeit and in their hearts have always leaned towards the beliefs and the desires to be once again part of the non-Jewish world. This is our biggest test before the Geula Sheleimah which is how not to let these so-called Jews convince us that to go in the way of the world, to be like the other nations of the world, to believe that the so-called cultures of the non-Jewish world is where we are supposed to be. According to these so-called Jews we have to either drop or discard our old beliefs and customs and make them like, Chas Vesholom, the idol worshipping pagans of most of the world.

Nothing has changed in all of these many years since Avrohom Ovinu was born. In fact, since the world was created, the Goyim are still reveling around their Olympic type sports and their sensual music and their idol worshipping religions. The Erev Rav is among us in every generation but even more so now and they have a great desire to go back to all their false gods and give up the Torah that they also inherited. And now the day is coming when the Truth will be known one way or another and this tiny people called Am Yisroel, the pure nucleus of the Jewish people, Hashem’s chosen, will finally break away from all the lies and again become one in every way, one with Hakadosh Boruch Hu. However, the peoples of the earth including the Erev Rav who look like Jews on the outside and might even have Yichus-proud lineage will be destroyed together with most of the Goyim. There are believers among the Goyim that accept Hakadosh Boruch Hu and that follow the Seven Noachide Laws and they are righteous Goyim. They will also be saved.

We, the so-called handicapped, have been telling you for over twenty-five years that this is going to happen. That the destruction of the world as we know it is going to be and I see that Jew and gentile alike are beginning to see it happening already. A wise person can feel it in the air that something terribly difficult is about to happen. It is all foretold in our Nevuas and in the writing of the commentators on the Torah.

The citizens of the world are looking at their world and feeling that something terrible is about to happen that the world is being ruled by maniacs. We feel that we might be in some giant mental institution suffering from a mental illness that is encompassing the whole world population. We are coming to the end Am Yisroel! The real Am Yisroel will survive but you have to do Teshuva, you have to be worthy of being Hashem’s servants. You have to be ready to be part of the future of total spiritual pleasure without any of the vices and ugliness of this present world that we live in.

The world was created, this whole solar system was created to help Am Yisroel and any other of the peoples of the world interested enough but especially Am Yisroel to rise above the great test of the Yetzer Hora and only want to be close to Hakadosh Boruch Hu. We have to yearn to be Kedoshim and not to be like the peoples of the world which prefer the Tumah of the Yetzer Hora. In order to do this, we have to in our hearts and souls get rid of all the lusts and desires of the world that has become so horribly twisted. We have to live 24-7 according to the Torah and we have to search constantly for ways to be closer and closer to The Hakol Yachol Hakadosh Boruch Hu. Obviously dressing in not Tzniusdik clothes that only cause bad thoughts in people’s minds and the open type of society that encourages true Jews to feel that they can also celebrate Shabbos, Chas Vesholom in different ways like going out with the kids on trips in nature instead of our traditional way of keeping Shabbos. Any deviation of the laws that Hashem gave us at Har Sinai is absolutely forbidden. We are pulled by the Erev Rav and the peoples of the world away from our beloved Torah that has kept us so close to the Truth all these generations. The Reshoim want to separate us from this. The true Yid knows that to survive spiritually and physically in this world intact in the best way possible, we have to separate ourselves from the lies, from the desires and the sins of the peoples of the world that seem so necessary in order to enjoy and feel fulfilled. These so-called pleasures of the world will only kill us and take us away from eternity, Chas Vesholom. I am warning you Am Yisroel, we are in the last moments of the history of the world as we have known it. Hashem is calling His children back to Him begging them to give up their worldly ways and separate themselves from the idols of the primitive peoples of the world that laud their idols as the saviors of the world and as the greatest form of culture. In reality they are the symbols of the devil himself. Come back to the purity to the Kedusha that Hashem gave to Am Yisroel and leave all your pagan ways. Come back now and if not now then you will be swallowed up with the rest of the pagan world together with your idols and your so-called culture and your open mindedness and every other word that describes your desire to separate yourself from the Truth. Am Yisroel again I beg you make peace with your fellow Jews and come back to Hashem. It is the only road, not only to survival but to eternity.