31 May 2015

REVIEW: Moishe'la - "...Now World War Three"

14 Sivan 5775

It's worth re-reading this now in light of current events...


Discussion with Moishe’la
A handicapped child
Elul 22 ‘5773 (Aug 28 ’13)

World War One, World War Two, Now World War Three

Tatti: What is happening in Syria?

Moishela: I want to tell you this whole thing with Syria is another part of the script. They put in Al Qaeda. Now Al Qaeda is suddenly the good guy, on the side now of the Americans, of the poor children that were killed. However they are all murderers. All the Syrians are murderers, and doesn’t matter who does what, but for sure this whole episode with Syria is a ploy to help finish off the Yishmael countries and bring all of the world to a much greater, much much greater conflict, probably the biggest conflict ever known to this world.

What exactly the time frame is, I don’t know. I know that during last year which was תשע"ב and this year תשע"ג the whole world has made a tremendous change. Whoever doesn’t see it, is technically blind or blinding themselves from the reality.

Nothing in the world looks the same. We are constantly being bombarded with fearful happenings. And if we look closely to these fearful happenings, most of the time they were manufactured, and it’s very clear because the scripting is worse than the most amateurish script writer in Hollywood. They write their own script. They stick in their own actors, and they play it as if it’s true, and the stupid population of the world goes along with them. These Reshoim, are the Gilgulim of the greatest, of the Reshoim that ever lived. And these Reshoim have come back to do their evil, evil acts against the Yidden, and against humanity. The vast majority are Goyim, but we have amoung our Yidden, neshomas also of the Erev Rav that are working hand in hand with the evil ones of the Goyim. They are all part of a greater plan, a plan to win the war against Hakodosh Boruch Hu, Chas Vesholom, and this is the greatest part of the war.

World War One, World War Two, and now World War Three. These three wars will soon come together as one big World War Three. There’ll be one more war which is Gog Umagog and then Moshiach will lead us Be'ezras Hashem, into the Geula Shleima with all its glory, with all its Kedusha, with its closeness to Hashem. But we still have a way to go. It’s not a long time, but it’s a hard, hard journey, and this journey will bring us in the end to the Geula. It will be unbelievably cruel and it will be absolutely a war of the evil against the good, of the Reshoim against Hakodosh Boruch Hu, Hashem Yishmor V'yatzil Osonu.

I want you to know that even though we speak about third world war, Gog Umagog, you have no idea what it means. How could even the most evil human being think that they can fight against Hakodosh Boruch Hu and sit so-to-speak on His throne instead of Him, Chas Vesholom? Its so ridiculous. How could they believe it? But they are the Snake himself, and they are so evil that their minds are not functioning with any kind of basic logic. And they are sure of themselves because Hashem lets them feel that they are already winning this war, that they will be able to lie to everybody, and everybody will believe their lies. Only a few don’t believe the lies, and they make no difference because the vast majority believe very much every silly stupid ridiculous thing they’re told.

As long as you tell them, “Don’t worry we’re going to keep you safe. Don’t worry you’ll still be living with all your Gashmius. Don’t worry nothing will change. We’ll just keep you safe.” And that’s enough for them to totally turn over whatever freedom they have whatever rights they have and become total slaves, as the Yidden became slaves in Mitzrayim. The same Shita they’re using, the same way that Paroh enslaved the Yidden so long ago, these evil ones are enslaving the whole world. But I know all of this. There’s a few things that I’m not sure of what’s going to happen. It’s clear to me that the government, not everyone in the government, but the government is working together with them, the government of the state of Israel. Many of the people in the state of Israel, the judges, the doctors, the people in the government, and so on are part of this group. Certainly, the medical profession has many, the judicial arm of the state has many, and of course the government has many. The army, not the average soldier, but more of the leaders are part of this, and they are all Erev Rav. They have made a pact with the Devil himself and they’ve come against their own people. They wanted to become like all the other countries and now they’ve become like all the others, big enormous Reshoim like everybody else. But the Zionists before like Ben Gurion and so on, were also part of this, so don’t be surprised when you suddenly realize that somebody strange has taken over this so-called Medinas Yisroel. This will be the final Birur (selection) separating the Erev Rav from the real Yidden. Once that’s done, we will see clearly the truth. It’s very soon. How soon, I don’t know. Very soon. It’s going faster and faster. This conflict in Syria which is one of the main stepping stones to Iran will bring us into a major, or maybe the most major war ever in civilized memory.

And it’s time for Yidden to do Teshuva. To really hold on to Hashem because without food, without water, without all the things we need to exist, there’s only one place to look and that’s to Hakodosh Boruch Hu, to the Ribbono Shel Olam. And we should accept Him and know for sure that that’s what He is, the Creator of everything including the Sitra Achra, and He will destroy the Sitra Achra, and He will destroy the evil and the Sheker, and we will be left with only the truth. So I beg you Yidden, why suffer without any reason? Come back to the truth. Show Hakodosh Boruch Hu you love Him, and that you’ve kicked the Egel Hazahav out of your home, out of your hearts and you're building again a home that is a small Bais Hamikdosh. On these small Botai Mikdosh Am Yisroel will rebuild the third Bais Hamikdosh.

Tatti: Is it going to spill over to Eretz Yisroel also?

Moishela: I don’t know. I’m not sure we’ll suffer so much from it. We might suffer something. The point here is not so much Syria as it is Iran. We’ve been at war for a long time. We’ve been in the war since last year when Egypt started to have trouble. How exactly it’s going to develop, I don’t know. I do know it’s going to develop to a horrific thing.



מוצאי שביעית משיח בא

Syria Could Fall Within Hours or Days

13 Sivan 5775

This is a major development and could be the turning point we've been expecting...

Russia said abandoning Assad as Syria regime collapses further

Russia is pulling away from its relationship with embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad and withdrawing key personnel from Damascus,....

...Hezbollah and Iranian military experts have left Assad’s war room in Damascus, along with Russian experts.

There have been increasing signs in recent days that the Assad regime is disintegrating, four years into the civil war that has engulfed Syria. Last week, the Syrian president lost control of another province, which comes on the heels of previous reports that Islamic State already controls more than 50% of the country.

...after four years of war, the regime controls less than 8% percent of the country’s oil and gas fields, while Islamic State controls more than 80% percent.


Iran weighs turning Hizballah’s anti-Israel missiles against ISIS to save Damascus and Baghdad

Hizballah’s General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah frequently brags that his 80,000 missiles can reach any point in Israel. He may have to compromise on this. His masters in Tehran are casting about urgently for ways to save the Assad regime in Damascus and halt the Islamic State’s’ inexorable advance on Baghdad and the Shiite shrine city of Karbala. According to DEBKAfile’s Gulf sources, Iran is eyeing the re-allocation of the roughly 1,000 long-range rockets in Hizballah’s store for warding off these calamities.


ISIS-Sinai threatens to bomb Eilat port “in the coming days”

The Islamist Sinai Province, known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis before joining ISIS, threatened Saturday to strike Eilat Port, in partnership with the ISIS wing in the Gaza Strip, according to Egyptian media. Abu Othman al-Mosley, a northern Sinai Islamist leader, called for the enlistment of new members from jihadist factions and the Muslim Brotherhood in other provinces of Egypt, in order to fight Egyptian security forces and also attack Hamas’s military arm, Ezz e-din Al-Qassam, and take control of the Gaza Strip.


Israel practices national preparedness for war, mass evacuations

The IDF “Exercise Turning Point 15” was launched across Israel Sunday with the accent on the functioning of national infrastructure services including, water, power, gas and food supplies for populations affected by a multi-front and/or massive terrorist attack. Large-scale evacuations of civilians will also be tested. Taking part in the exercise lasting until June 4 will be the army, air force, navy, homeland command, the National Emergency branch of the defense ministry, other government ministries, local councils, Magen David, hospitals and the fire brigade. Sirens will alert the population to simulated attacks, excluding the communities around the Gaza Strip which get enough practice from real alerts.

30 May 2015

War is Coming

13 Sivan 5775

Military Drills Increase Globally- War Preparations in Progress?
...from the News24 website

Joint and individual military exercise drills have proliferated across the globe over the past couple of months with no sign of these occurrences abating, if anything it appears as full steam ahead.

As these events are at an unprecedented level to-date, they point to potential war preparations, or if not, preparations for an event unbeknown to the general public at this stage.

Let’s sum –up and examine these events accordingly;

First up are the ongoing ‘Jade Helm’ drills across several American states with parallel exercises in Canada known as ‘Maple Resolve’ involving NATO military personnel.

Lithuania conducting large-scale drills known as ‘Lightning Strike’

In Norway ten NATO countries are involved in operation ‘Dynamic Mongoose’

Russia and China involved in a joint exercise in the Mediterranean- unprecedented for China

The ‘Joint Warrior’ exercise in Scotland, involving fifty warships and submarines and seventy aircraft, also 13 000 personnel from fourteen countries.

Drills inside Russia in response to NATO’s involvement in surrounding countries such as; 

24 missile inceptors moved into Romania, the Pentagon having moved warplanes and troops into Bulgaria.

NATO exercises and troop movement in Ukraine-

Currently, the West is launching massive military drills in the Arctic, with Russia to follow with tanks and armoured vehicles as well as air defence missile batteries, soon to be deployed in Russia’s arctic regions.

In the Nordic and Baltic regions the two-week Arctic challenge exercise, following NATO submarine detection drills off the Norwegian coast earlier this month.

In March, Russia performed large-scale military drills in the Barents Sea, involving 40 000 military personnel.

The–up-and-coming attractions are; Japan and Australia joint military exercises in July for the first time.

Russia will conduct joint military exercises with India and China in the second part of this year.

In addition, this will include troops from Mongolia and Belarus.

What on earth is going on?


China Warns World War 3 Is ‘Inevitable’ If U.S Refuses To ‘Stop Meddling’: ‘We Do Not Want It, But We’ll Accept It’

...“China should carefully prepare for the possibility of war with Washington and that if the United States’ bottom line is that China is to halt activities, then a U.S-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea.”

...Neither party wants a war if it can be avoided, but there are red lines for both sides. I worry that if Beijing considers the U.S to be a declining power and assumes that Washington will back down if it shoots down a U.S observation aircraft....


Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source in Russia's armed forces in Crimea.

The source was quoted as saying that the U.S. destroyer Ross was moving along the edge of Russia's territorial waters and heading in their direction.

"The crew of the ship acted provocatively and aggressively, which concerned the operators of monitoring stations and ships of the Black Sea Fleet," RIA quoted the source as saying.

29 May 2015

Parshat Naso 5775

11 Sivan 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

Parashat Nasso begins with the instructions for the Levite families (4:21-49), then with general purity and morality of the Israelite camp, concluding with the Nazirite (5:1-6:21).
And then comes Birkat Kohanim, the Priestly Blessing: “Hashem spoke to Moshe saying: Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying: Thus shall you bless the Children of Israel –  say to them: ‘Hashem bless you and keep you; Hashem shine His face upon you and be gracious to you; Hashem raise His face to you and grant you peace’. Thus they shall place My Name on the Children of Israel, and I will bless them” (6:22-27).

This is the Blessing with which, until today, the Kohanim – Aaron’s sons – bless the Congregations of Israel every day (in Israel; in most communities in exile, only on Festivals). This is the Blessing with which, traditionally, every Jewish father blesses his children on Friday night, at the onset of Shabbat, immediately before Kiddush.

This is a three-fold Blessing, with each line subdivided into two Blessings:
1. (i) Hashem bless you (ii) and keep you;
2. (i) Hashem shine His face upon you (ii) and be gracious to you;
3. (i) Hashem raise His face to you (ii) and grant you peace.

There is a progression here, an ever-increasing blessing:

1. (i) “Hashem bless you” – may He bless your physical property that you become wealthy (Targum Yonatan, Ibn Ezra, S’forno, Malbim); (ii) “and keep you” – having accumulated wealth and physical property, it will remain with you (ibid.).
2. (i) “Hashem shine His face upon you” – may He smile upon your spiritual endeavours, help you in your Torah-study (Targum Yonatan, Rashi, S’forno), that there be no separation between Israel and God (Ohr ha-Chayim), that He grant you that which you ask of Him, that when you request anything of Him He will regard you favourably (Ibn Ezra); (ii) “and be gracious to you” – that He will reveal His secrets to you and relate to you (Targum Yonatan), that He give you favour (Rashi ), grant your requests (Ibn Ezra), and forgive your sins (Ohr ha-Chayim).
3. (i) “Hashem raise His face to you” – for eternal life (S’forno), may Hashem turn to you favourably when you pray to Him (Targum Yonatan), overcome His anger (Rashi), not hide His face from you (Rashbam, Ibn Ezra); (ii) “and grant you peace” – throughout your borders, which implies specifically in the Land of Israel (Targum Yonatan), that you not be damaged or harassed by stones, dangerous animals, or enemies (Ibn Ezra), that you not be divided among yourselves (Ohr ha-Chayim), that you have the tranquillity of lasting peace (S’forno).

That is to say, this blessing progressively increases: it begins with the physical (property, wealth), then perpetuates this physical blessing (the wealth not be taken away). Then the second line progresses to the spiritual. Both of these apply to the individual Jew.

Then the third line progresses to the level of eternity, and finally to the national level – peace throughout our borders, peace both among ourselves and with our external neighbours.

Seeing this three-fold Blessing in Hebrew, it is instantly obvious that the words and letters themselves increase consistently – from 3 words in the first line to 5 in the second to 7 in the third, and from 15 letters in the first line to 20 in the second to 25 in the third. The very words and letters indicate the increase in blessing:

יברכך ידוד וישמרך
יאר ידוד פניו אליך ויחנך
ישא ידוד פניו אליך וישם לך שלום

It is of course significant that this Blessing concludes with Shalom, peace. As the Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon ben Halafta said, “The only vessel to hold blessings for Israel which God found is peace, as it says ‘Hashem will grant might to His nation, Hashem will bless His nation with peace’ (Psalms 29:11)” (Uktzin 3:12, the concluding words of the entire Mishnah).

We can learn from the Ohr ha-Chayim why of all blessings, peace is the vessel which contains all the others: “All the blessings mentioned in the Torah could be bestowed, yet without bringing any benefit. If, for example, the people are harassed by wars, then even though one year they can plough and sow their fields, the next year they cannot plough and harvest; one year affects the next – and the result is that the blessing has no effect. Therefore the Torah says ‘you will dwell securely in your Land’ (Leviticus 26:5) – no one will harass you, and year by year you will have these blessings” (Ohr ha-Chayim, commentary to Leviticus 26:5).

Indeed, without peace, all the other blessings, both the physical and the spiritual, become so transient as to be illusory.

As we noted above, the three lines of Birkat Kohanim increase from three words to five to seven, for a total of 15 words. The Ben Ish Chai (Rabbi Yosef Chayim, Baghdad, 1832-1909) sees a deep metaphysical significance in the number 15, which is the crescendo of a long discussion.

The Ben Ish Chai analyses the tzitz, the head-plate of pure gold engraved with the words “Holy to Hashem” (Exodus 28:36), which the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) would wear whenever carrying out his priestly duties (except for certain Yom Kippur services).

“The tzitz would surround [the Kohen Gadol’s head] from ear to ear, an allusion that the redemption will come…in the merit of the Oral Torah, which depends on the ear… And he places it on his מצח [forehead], because below the letters מצח [i.e. the letters directly following them] are the letters קטן [small], an allusion that the redemption will be in the merit of humility. And therefore it is written, ‘it [the tzitz] will face the מצנפת [turban]’ (Exodus 28:37), because above the letters מצנפת [i.e. the letters directly preceding them] are the letters עם שפל [humble nation], and as it is written, ‘You will save a poor nation’ (Psalms 18:28) – when they are a poor and humble nation, then they will merit the redemption. And an additional reason that [the Kohen Gadol] places [the tzitz] beneath the turban is an allusion to ‘and You will humiliate arrogant eyes’ (Psalms ibid.), because the mashiach will only come when arrogance will cease (see Sanhedrin 98a). This is the reason that [the Kohen Gadol] places [the tzitz] beneath the turban – the turban atones for arrogance (see Zevachim 88b). And the explanation for all this is that the Name YUD-HEH, whose numerical value is 15, the same as גאוה [arrogance], is rectified through humility – which means that the arrogant ones violate the Name YUD-HEH. And in the future time to come, in the elevated world of perfection, Hashem Himself will be elevated to the appellation יהיה (He-will-be), because the vav [in the Name of Hashem] will be elevated to a yud… And this is the reason that Birkat Kohanim contains 15 words, corresponding to the Name YUD-HEH” (Ben Ish Chai, Halachot, Parashat Tetzaveh Year 1).

By making this connexion between the Divine Name in the time of the redemption and the Birkat Kohanim, the Ben Ish Chai implies very strongly that he too agrees with the above-cited commentaries (Targum Yonatan, S’forno, Rashi, Rashbam, Ibn Ezra, Ohr ha-Chayim), that the final phrase – “and grant you peace” – indeed refers to the Jewish nation as a whole, living on its own Land, as opposed to the first two lines which are blessings directed towards the individual Jew.

And herein we find perhaps the greatest blessing of them all. All the words in the Hebrew blessing are in the singular: יברכך, וישמרך, אליך, ויחנך – all are singular verbs. The last line too – אליך and לך are both in the singular.

This raises the question: if this line applies to the nation, then should these words not be pluralised? אליכם instead of אליך, and לכם instead of לך?

– No! Because the greatest blessing of peace is that we are unified, a single nation. This is the lesson that we derive from the Giving of the Torah on Shavuot, which we celebrated at the beginning of this week.

The Torah describes our journey to Mount Sinai: “They travelled [plural] from Rephidim, and they came [plural] to the Sinai Desert, and they encamped [plural] in the desert – and there Israel camped [singular] facing the Mountain” (Exodus 19:2).

Why the switch from plural to singular? – Because when getting ready to receive the Torah, they were “as one person with one heart” (Rashi ad. loc., following Vayikra Rabbah 9:9).

And such will be again when we will be ready for our final redemption – “as one person with one heart”. This is the ultimate blessing of peace: “Hashem raise His face to you and grant you peace”.

28 May 2015

From the Horse's Own Mouth

10 Sivan 5775

Is the New World Order Real?

10 Sivan 5775

Do you even have to ask? If you still have doubts, prepare to lose them.

Henry Kissinger: "...I think [Obama's] task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when really a New World Order can be created. It's a great opportunity...."

If you don't understand yet why America's borders have been thrown wide open, it's because it is now defacto a single state with Mexico (and probably Canada, too). The "North American Union"is a done deal, people. Even without an announcement.

Why we need a North American Passport

The future of the United States lies in North America. This is not a geographic truism, but a strategic imperative. Generations of Americans, distracted by far-flung crises, have long taken our own region for granted. This must change if the 21st century is to be an American century. The United States, Canada and Mexico are bound by a shared economic, environmental, demographic and cultural destiny. How we move forward together is key to our success.

In recognition of our shared destiny, the three countries should create a North American passport that would, over time, allow their citizens to travel, work, invest, learn and innovate anywhere in North America. Work, tourist and student visas are necessities in the modern world to regulate the flow of people between sovereign states.

In the North American context, much like within the European Union, our economies and societies are far more integrated than our immigration system recognizes -- and a North American passport, much like the EU passport, would align our laws with reality.

I realize that, at nearly 50 mins, the following video requires a large time commitment to view; however, it may be the most important one you'll see this year, or maybe ever.

(Now, you know why the United States Declaration of Independence was signed on the 17th of Tamuz.)

27 May 2015

What Color is Your Aura?

9 Sivan 5775

Prepare NOW to Shelter in Place

9 Sivan 5775

When it's already too late to relocate to safer environs, all that is left to do is to prepare to shelter in place. Acknowledging the dangers and making preparations in advance will increase your chances of survival.

Here is some good advice...

Prepare Your Homes And Neighborhoods For The Violence That Is Going To Sweep America

By Michael Snyder, on May 26th, 2015

The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is beginning to disappear, and a new era of chaos and anarchy is coming to our cities. ...What we have seen up until now is just the warm up act. The main event is still to come.

...For those that cannot move, you are just going to have to get prepared right where you are. That means making your home and your family as unattractive a target to potential criminals as you possibly can. The goal should be to avoid a violent confrontation if at all possible. So you will want multiple layers of security between you and those that would potentially harm you and your family. You want to try to deter the bad guys from ever coming on to your property in the first place, but if they do come, you need to be ready to deal with them.

At the moment, we are still in the midst of relatively stable economic times. But even in these relatively stable times, violence is escalating. Just consider what happened in Baltimore over the recent holiday weekend. A grand total of 29 people were shot…

Overall, this past month has been the deadliest month for Baltimore in 15 years.

Things are even worse in the city of Chicago. Over this past weekend, 55 people got shot…

Urban unrest expert Dr. Max Herman says that the United States is on the “cusp” of a wave of domestic disorder and that the country will see more race riots.
Herman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at New Jersey City University, told the New Republic’s Joel Gillin that the economic downturn, in addition to incidents of police brutality, have provided fertile conditions for civil unrest.
He sees the re-emergence of a 60’s-style “protest ideology” amongst black communities which will lead to more disorder.
“It’s very clear from studying history that these things tend to run in cycles,” said Herman, adding, “I think we are at the cusp of another cycle.”
Author Chris Hedges is saying similar things. The following comes from a recent article about him in the National Post…

The United States is primed for a rebellion. So argues Chris Hedges in his new book, Wages of Rebellion, in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and polemicist examines revolts from 1700s to the ending of apartheid in South Africa, as well as the “sublime madness” that drives the people at the centre of such rebellions.

...I didn’t write it as a warning or a prediction. I wrote it more as an assessment. I covered disintegrating societies like Yugoslavia. I know how they break down; I know what the warning signs are, so it’s familiar. I don’t think at this point there’s much dispute. Even just the financial indicators in terms of wealth disparity and chronic unemployment. The fact that Congress has a nine-per-cent approval rating. Where I’m coming from, the book is an attempt to explain where we are in this particular historical period.
...when violence starts sweeping this nation, don’t count on the government to come in and rescue you. After watching what happened in Ferguson and in Baltimore, you should know better than that by now.

It is time for the American people to prepare their own homes and their own neighborhoods for the chaos and the violence that is coming. 

For the moment, things are still relatively stable so we have a little bit of time to prepare, but it won’t last for long.

Read the whole thing here.

If American citizens are being advised to prepare, how much more so the Jewish communities! Find out what your local Jewish leaders, rabbis, synagogues and Jewish centers have planned as a contingency when the worst happens.

I'm expecting Tamuz - Av - Elul to be very volatile.

"A Freak Act of Nature"

9 Sivan 5775

"Nature" is just anther name for the Creator. This is another message and the message is - not even the children are going to be spared what's coming to the world.

26 May 2015

Natural Disasters Of "Biblical Proportions" Continue Around the World

8 Sivan 5775

Houston is my hometown. My sister says it has rained "every day for months" where she lives in East Texas and that the ground is so saturated it can't absorb any more. Right now her house is surrounded by a lake of water with no place to go. And the weatherman says there's no end of rain in sight.

'A madhouse': Rain hammers Houston as deadly storm moves east


That's the best way to describe the nightmare Houston residents woke up to Tuesday, after over 11 inches of rain fell in some spots overnight and into the next day -- inundating byways and highways, slowing first responders, knocking out power and generally bringing the southeast Texas metropolis to a standstill.

"The Jet Stream is stuck in place over the Southern U.S., has been for weeks – bringing up a record amount of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This is an unusual weather pattern unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in the annals of meteorology. We’re seeing May rainfall totals across the Southern U.S., for which there is no previous precedent mentioned in recorded history." (Source)

...damage caused by flash floods in central Texas was “absolutely devastating” and had been caused by “relentless, tsunami-type power”. (Source)




13 dead after tornado strikes border city in Mexico

In six seconds, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, with a ferocity that officials said hasn't been witnessed in more than 100 years.

At least 13 people were killed, including three children, Acuña Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said. Another 200 were injured.

Photos from the scene, which sits right across the border from Del Rio, Texas, showed cars blown upright, front bumper on the ground and leaning against homes. The twister flipped over school buses and damaged about 400 homes.

Officials said records don't show such a powerful tornado hitting the city in more than a century.

The storm system that spawned the deadly tornado is the same one whose rains have caused flooding in Central Texas.


Intense heat wave claims nearly 800 lives across India; Delhi sizzles at almost 46 C (115 F) degrees

And the death toll is still rising...

Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India

Stifling heat has killed more than 1,100 people in India in less than one week.


52 dead in China floods

At least six other people are missing in floods that have ravaged mountain districts of six provinces and autonomous regions in central and southeastern China. More than a quarter-million people have been moved to temporary shelters, and major damage has been inflicted on buildings and crops.

Apart from the two schoolchildren, 42 others have died due to floods and heavy rains, including 16 in the collapse of a nine-story building in the city of Guiyang following a landslide.

25 May 2015

Message from Menachem: "The War in Heaven Already Started"

7 Sivan 5775

[Be advised that this is my own translation; therefore, it may contain errors or unintentionally misrepresent the original in some way.]

Communication with Menachem
Iyyar 5775, published Erev Shavuot

"The War in Heaven Already Started"

I'm very excited, very excited. I don't know if you are feeling like me. I wake up at night in a panic, in the dark, like I'm closed inside a tomb, lo aleynu. I feel it's hard to breathe, I'm afraid, I'm so afraid. I'm not afraid for myself, I'm afraid for everyone, parents, children, adults, old people, what will they do?... What will they think when the big troubles which are impossible even to describe will start to descend?... It will be difficult also here in Israel, but not like abroad, because outside of Israel it will be destroyed, and here it will only be part, just a little, but it will be hard here. But, imagine what it is to see whole countries disappear, it's not easy even just to see it. And to think about all the people there, all the adults, and all the children, what are they thinking?... What are they thinking?... Yes, and all those who are in hospitals, and etc, I just worry, worry for Am Yisrael.

Truthfully, there aren't many Jews here now. The real Jews are few compared to the world population, and also few compared to the population of Jews, 'so-called Jews', but they're really the real Jews. And not one soul among them is going to be lost. And even if they appear distant - they will be close at the redemption. But, I can't tolerate the evilness that's everywhere, the hatred, all the crooked things, the war that they are conducting, Jews as well as gentiles, against HKB"H, shelo naida. And that's the thing that scares me most, because I know that every year throughout all the years since Adam HaRishon until today, the Satan wanted to fight against his and everyone's Creator, he wanted with all his powers to win, and to prove, chas v'shalom, that he is the Almighty, chalilah v'chas. But, that's the situation. And now he's sure that he's reached this level, because the most important people in the world, those who have the most say in the world, people who are so great, and rich, who are dictating, who think that they are the dictating, when there will be wars, when it will rain, when it will snow, when there will be a tornado or a hurricane, they think that they are in place of HKB"H, Hashem guard us and save us from them, but they will learn, they will learn the hard way. And the Satan himself - will disappear. Hashem will slaughter him, will finish him - and he will disappear! Hashem will take each slice from the Satan and throw each one in a different garbage can, and that will be the end [of him].

I'm afraid, I'm afraid the world will continue as it is this moment, because the world has turned into something ugly, ugly and crooked, and dirty, that it's hard to live in, it's hard to tolerate it. But, with all this - I'm afraid, and anyone who knows what's ahead of us - they are also afraid, because to look upon the destruction, to look upon dead people all around - it's very difficult. We're speaking about Jews, 'so-called Jews'. Indeed, there are those who it is clear that they are not Jews, that they are Erev Rav, but, there are those who will surprise us. And it will also be hard when we see little children who are going to be lost this way, shelo naida, the sight - difficult, it's difficult to see a person who has been killed, blood dripping from him, that part of his body is on one side and part on the other side. But, this we won't suffer, because it won't touch us. We'll see it - and it's hard either way, the difficult sights - it's hard. But, there's no choice, and it will be in just a little while. It will descend upon us very fast, at very high speed.

It's simply amazing to me how many people don't understand at all, it happens right next to them, and they understand nothing! They feel nothing! The evildoers intend to destroy us, the life and the faith in HKB"H, chas v'shalom, and we're not moving, not feeling, continuing life like nothing is happening. And in general, in the United States and Europe - they're completely 'in the clouds', they're continuing all the parties, the Jews, I'm speaking about Jews, they don't want to know, simply don't want to know. But, it's not just the Jews, but among the Jews, a high percentage of Jews - simply don't want to know. And even those who know - put it on the side and continue with the nonsense. What can I tell you, just to pray, just to pray for all Am Yisrael, that we will merit once and for all to receive our righteous Mashiach. I get very excited when I simply think about it, that Mashiach is really almost here, and we are really in the last generation. The last moments - it's us! About this generation we read and learned, and it's really - us, Baruch Hashem.

Q. It's written in the holy books that at the End of Days there will be strong heresy in the world, and it will influence even the tzadikim. My question is do we need to be more on guard? What do we do?

A. One needs to be more detached from the world, that is to say from the surrounding world, not from reality. We need to be realistic and not in dreams that do not exist. And clothing - it makes a very big partition, very big. And that's the main thing, but also the thoughts. There could be a person with a thousand clothes - and his thoughts are not good. We see Jews, with long beards, with long coats, that they, pardon me, are sleazy people, Hashem protect us. So, clothing isn't everything, because there are people who somehow even in the impurity remain pure, in thought as well as in behavior, so it's impossible to tell 100%. But, Hashem will save all these even though they weren't so clean from everything, all those who simply accepted Him as 'the Almighty', the Jews of course, the real Jews. But, we, it's better for us to suffer less if we are already now dressing modestly, behaving modestly and in holiness, in any case. And for a person there is always the yetzer-hara, so it's up to us to fight him, simply to fight him, to tell him 'get lost'!...  It doesn't interest me. And that's what we need to do. This is a war from morning-until-night and from night-until-morning, a situation of 'war all the time', and Hashem sees that we are fighting - and this will be the salvation.

Q. In light of what is happening in Yemen - many are saying that the War of GoguMagog is very close...

A. I say better: The War of GoguMagog already started. Did you know that several times they brought battleships and then took them back?!... Good, look, I don't know what to say. I do know one thing: It has begun. And it will get much more severe. And it will spread outside the Middle East. And then, also the Jews will begin to awaken, because then there will already be a war also inside America! That's right, it will be a war of brother-against-brother, that is to say gentile-against-gentile, Americans against Americans. [Civil war, just as the Riminover Rebbe said.] The army against the American people. And they have all kinds of Mexicans and Arabs, etc, who will be with the government. It will just get more and more severe. China hasn't gotten into it yet, and China is a very great danger to the world. The Russians are already in (meaning integrating into this program) and the Europeans are in, and Australia also, and all of these countries will be involved in the conflicts, some less, some more. And the biggest players are: China, Japan, Korea to a certain extent, all these countries, and also Russia, Europe, England, the US, and South America. And the United States will be among those that will be destroyed, not completely, but it will be destroyed. But Europe will really, really be destroyed. And you should know, all those like Roosevelt, and Hitler, and Mussolini, and Stalin, and perhaps also Churchill - they were together even though they supposedly fought against each other...

Did you know, there was one gentile named Pike, around the year 1870, he was one of the greats of the evildoers, and he wrote a plan that in the next century, that is in the 20th century, there would be three wars! And he described it exactly in every single detail - everything! Really described the wars, and what is the goal of each one of the wars, and that at the end it will be the war for complete control! It's like a kind of religion for them that pushes them, it's not particularly the money, etc, true money, too, everything that belongs to the material world - that's what drives them. They want to be in the place of HKB"H.

Q. At the moment there are expressions there that they want to discontinue the US managing the global economy...

A. In truth, do you know what they are doing there?!... How can we avoid talking about it?! They are really destroying the economy of America! He was sent to conquer America, the black man, he was sent precisely for this job. He's a fool, they tell him exactly what to do, and how to talk, and he does it, because that's how he was raised. His father was a big, famous, communist black man, and his mother was some kind of unfortunate white woman, also from a communistic family, and from the moment he was born - they prepared him for this, and specifically for him to be this crooked - it suits them. But, they do it as a joke on the world, they want to show that they are the rulers. It's not just sadists, it's beyond sadism, I don't know what it is.

Q. Why is there a tremendous feeling of tiredness?

A. I will explain. There's a war that already started, it started a long time ago.However, because we don't see bombs, Baruch Hashem, and we don't have ISIS, Baruch Hashem, we live more-or-less a regular life, so therefore, we're not conscious of it. But, our body does know. And we, the souls of course, know and feel it. And it also tires the body. Because what the soul knows - it tires the body. And we're simply feeling it hard, because there is a war. The war started first of all in Heaven. And it's really a war much more advanced than here. And it tires us, this war tires us very, very much.

And one more thing I want to say to you: Don't be weak, only strong. Even if you feel very, very down, everyone on your shoulders, but with all of this, with all the sadness there is, and with all the sad stories, and with all kinds of people we don't know, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! A light so big, so pleasant, that we will feel that it was all worth it! And we will reach this light, and suddenly, we will see from where we came, we'll see the Garden of Eden as it once was, and where we are now, and we will forget everything that was in the middle. All the suffering that was in the middle.

[See the original for sources and references highlighted in yellow.]

22 May 2015

Chag Shavuot 5775 Sameach!

4 Sivan 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Day 48 of the Omer

May HKB"H grant that we be able to bring our firstfruits to the Beit Hamikdash...

Next year in Yerushalayim! Shabbat shalom! Chag Sameach!

20 May 2015


2 Sivan 5775
Day 46 of the Omer

From An Overview of Shavuos Part II
by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times
(For the Refuah Shleimah of Boruch Zev Ben Bracha)


“The essence of these days,” according to the Shaar HaMelech, “is to separate ourselves from all the vanities of this world to be prepared to greet Hashem. In each and every year we should look at ourselves as if we are preparing ourselves for Kabalas HaTorah on the mountain of Sinai.”

The separation means to focus on things spiritual, and avoid an emphasis on aspects of the physical world that take us away from concentrating on Hashem and upon our relationship with Him. Our brachos should therefore be recited with more intensity and concentration, we should avoid unnecessary window shopping and looking at catalogues. Rather, our focus should be on three more important things: 1] improving on Davening, 2] on focusing more on the life lessons inherent in our Torah studies, and 3] upon Chessed. Each of these three brings us ever closer to Hashem Yisbarach.

[Part I here]

19 May 2015

Binyamin on American Aliyah

1 Sivan 5775
Rosh Chodesh
Day 45 of the Omer

Q. There are rabbis saying to American Jews to get out fast, if not - after this they won't be able to!

A. The Americans, they're like the German Jews before the shoah. They lived very well in Germany. Currently, the Americans are living very well in the United States. Perhaps now it's a bit difficult, but overall they caught the disease called 'eigel-hazahav', and they're drunk on it, and it's hard for them to separate from it. Indeed there are people, good Jews who want to go, but where will they go? What, they will buy an apartment in Israel? There won't even be anything for them to rent! And what will they eat? Also, there is a government of evildoers here, who are not giving the child-payments normally...

[Clearly, Binyamin is speaking facetiously here after "indeed"...]

Q. So, really, on what will they live?

A. Hashem will help. The American Jew who truly believes with all his strength that it's true, that it's really going to be a disaster in the United States, and that it's already the end, and sees that it's 'already-Mashiach', then he'll pick up his pekalach and come, and he'll trust in Hashem. But, these are usually mixed very much with the life there, I'm speaking exclusively about Hareidim, because the rest are in general 'in the clouds', they're not in reality... So, even though they know the truth, the Hareidim, it's hard for them. And for those who know the truth and are standing ready - Hashem will save them, even though they will arrive here - there will be for them [what they need].

Another Sign of the General Breakdown of the State

1 Sivan 5775
Rosh Chodesh
Day 45 of the Omer

You have to read it to believe it...

Jerusalem: Many Residents Complain of Poor Postal Service 

No, even if you read it, it's still unbelievable. 

18 May 2015

"War After Shavuot"

29 Iyyar 5775
Erev Rosh Chodesh
Yom Kippur Katan
Day 44 of the Omer

Is Hashem setting up all His chess pieces on the board in preparation for the endgame?

As reported by Yeranen Yaakov...

They say in the name of the G-dly Kabbalist, the elderly Hacham Rabbi Sasson Tabashi [Tabasi?] Shlit"a, a hidden and remarkable Tzaddik, born in Iran, who lives in Yerushalayim in the Kerem neighborhood [Beit Hakerem? Kerem Avraham? Ein Kerem?] , and he is a Talmid Hacham who is elderly - 106 years old.

And already many times, he foresaw exactly the Lebanon War, the Gulf War, and the falling of the Twin Towers.

He said two days ago that they revealed to him from Heaven that a week after Shavuot, a giant war will break out in the Middle East, and it will be a difficult situation until Sukkot, and afterwards, Mashiah will come.

In today's news...

Iranian warships begin escorting Yemen-bound cargo vessel

Two Iranian warships have begun escorting the Yemen-bound Iran Shahed cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, the vessel's captain said in remarks published by Iran's Tasnim news agency on Monday.

"The 34th fleet has made contact with us and told us that they will keep an active presence alongside the aid ship," Massoud Ghazi Mirsaid was quoted as saying by Tasnim, referring to a destroyer and a support vessel in the Gulf of Aden.

The warships will escort the cargo ship all the way to the port of Hodaida in western Yemen, which it is expected to reach on May 21, Mirsaid added.

Showdown looms as Iran ship nears Yemeni waters

...Iranian officials last week said they would not allow the coalition forces to inspect the Iran Shahed, which is under military escort, and warned of war if the cargo ship was attacked.

Russian, Chinese navies hold joint drills in Mediterranean

Nine Russian and Chinese navy vessels gathered in the Mediterranean Sea for joint military drills that will go on until May 21, the Russian defence ministry said on Sunday.

The first joint military exercises by the two countries in the region come amid high tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine and as China is increasingly assertive in pursuing territorial claims at sea.

The Kindness of Hashem

29 Iyyar 5775
Erev Rosh Chodesh
Yom Kippur Katan
Day 44 of the Omer

"...the kindness of God is all day long." (Tehillim 52:3)

As shared on Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi's facebook page...

Whatever day it is right now as you are reading this, the kindness of God has been there for you from the beginning of the day, until this moment, and the kindness of God will be with you for the rest of the day until the new day starts. Tomorrow again you will be a beneficiary of the kindness of God, and this will continue each and every day for your entire life. This has been going on from your very first day of life and each and every day after that until this moment.

Imagine how you will feel when you experience an entire day with this awareness. From the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you go to sleep at night, every moment will have awareness of God's kindness towards you.

Allow yourself to be aware of being the recipient of constant kindness for an entire day. Every movement you make is an aspect of God's kindness. Everything you own is an aspect of God's kindness. Every interaction with other people has aspects of this kindness. Every bit of food you eat and any water you drink is an aspect of this constant kindness.

And what about the things that you usually overlook? On the day that you decide to become more aware of the kindnesses you experience, you will notice more and more things. You will see what you might not have seen before. You will hear what you might not have heard before. You will feel feelings of gratitude and joy that otherwise you might not have felt.

You will find yourself being more aware of God's presence. You will allow your mind to be filled with thoughts of appreciation of God's kindness to you. You will be more present oriented. You will focus less on anything you are dissatisfied with about the past. You will be free from stressful thoughts about the future. You will be focused on the present kindnesses.

When you do this, if your mind needlessly wanders to some thoughts that are not conducive to appreciation of kindness, gently and lightly direct your consciousness to the present kindness that you are experiencing. Just knowing that your mind has the ability to direct your thoughts is a wonderful kindness of God. How exactly does your mind direct your thoughts to thoughts of kindness? We have no way to explain this with our present limited knowledge. But the knowledge we do have of what we are able to do is something for which to be grateful.

And what would your entire life from now on be like if you would take this verse as a focus to frequently think about? And there is only one way to really answer this question accurately. And that is to make this a verse that will frequently be on your lips. For when you repeat it out loud and to yourself, your inner mind will focus on the kindnesses that you are experiencing right now on this day.

(Rabbi Zelig)

17 May 2015

Belated Yom Yerushalayim Wishes

29 Iyyar 5775
Day 44 of the Omer

Sorry so late. It couldn't be helped.

Blessed be Holy Yerushalayim forever and may it never again suffer the domination of the nations of the world!

15 May 2015

Parshat Bechukotai 5775

26 Iyyar 5775
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Day 41 of the Omer

Parshat Bechukotai
by Geula Girl

Vayikra 26:3 - "If you will follow My decrees and observe My commandments and perform them; then I will provide your rains in their time, and the land will give its produce and the tree of the field will give its fruit."

Vayikra 26:14-18 - "But if you will not listen to Me and will not perform all of these commandments; If you consider My decrees loathsome, and if your being rejects My ordinances, so as not to perform all My commandments, so that you annul My covenant—then I will do the same to you; I will assign upon you panic, swelling lesions, and burning fever, which cause eyes to long and souls to suffer; you will sow your seeds in vain for your enemies will eat it. I will turn My attention against you, you will be struck down before enemies; those who hate you will subjugate you—you will flee with no one pursuing you. If despite this you do not heed Me, then I shall punish you further, seven ways for your sins."

Anti-semitism is one of the tools Hashem uses to punish us. Harav Naftali Hoffner explains it clearly in his book Our Faith, Our Strength:
a. The real reason for anti-Semitism (which would seem to be completely unjustified) is clearly explained by the following Midrash (in connection with what happened before the exodus from Egypt): “When Yoseph died, they [i.e.the children of Israel] did away with the Brith Milah Mitzvah, claiming lets be like the Egyptians!
...Because of this the Almighty turned the affection which the Eyptians had for Israel into hatred as it says: ‘He turned their heart to hate His nation, to plot against His servants’”
b. Likewise in our times, in reaction to the tendency of a considerable section of our people to be ‘like the other nations’ (a process which starts with ignoring the Mitzvoth – and gradually moves toward assimilation and intermarriage with the goyim) we are faced by communal punishment (according to the measure –for- measure principle) of anti-Semitism (which impedes assimilation).
c. The purpose of communal punishment is-- to serve as a clear warning to all of us to improve our ways, before our situation deteriorates further. Note: for instance, when the Nazi regime came to power in Germany more than 60 years ago (then according to the ‘measure-for-measure’):
1. During the first month of power, they prohibited all mixed marriages between Jews and non-Jews (at the time, the rate of such marriages had reached 50% in some places!!).
2. About 2 months after he seized power, on April 1st, ’33, which fell on a Shabath, he ordered SA-guards to stand at the entrance of each Jewish-owned store, open on that Shabath, to warn any potential customer that the store was owned by a Jew and should therefore be boycotted. –There could have been no clearer warning against the desecration of the Shabath!!
I don’t think anyone is unaware of the increase in antisemitism around the world in the past decade. However, I think most are unaware of the increase in interfaith relations in the same time period and their correlation. It is shocking to me how many Jews believe interfaith dialogue, breaking down the walls of separation between Jew and non-Jew and building bridges between “faith communities” is the solution to anti-semitism when it is actually one of the causes. After all, they say, there is really no difference between us and them and once we show them this, peace will reign in the world.

The most disturbing part of this issue are the so-called “religious” Jews, even Rabbis, that are not only involved in this interfaith movement but leading it. They have put a new spin on things. Instead of assimilating amongst the goyim, they are trying to assimilate the goyim amongst Am Yisrael. They may be able to fool some people with their righteous claim of being “a light to the nations” but Hashem is not fooled. The goal is the same: to mingle and become one with the goyim (by making the goyim into quasi-Jews) and to destroy Judaism (by corrupting halachah or claiming it is no longer relevant at all and infusing Torah with foreign ideas and philosophies).

These xian-loving Jews disregard the halachah, the ways of our forefathers and the words of our sages regarding relations with non-Jews. They are new Jews and their Judaism is all about love and tolerance and becoming one with the goyim. They have traded our covenant with Hashem for a covenant with the goyim. We are to be “ovdei Hashem”, but they are more focused on the religious experience they get from Judaism than serving and obeying Hashem . These Jews take the exalted mission our people to be a nation of priests who serve Hashem and have degraded it into being a nation whose purpose is to serve the goyim. Of course in reality these Jews only serve themselves. We are taught to fear Hashem, to obey Hashem and to be in awe of Hashem.

These Jews do not fear Hashem or they would never be able to reduce Judaism, Torah, Shabbat and our sacred relationship to Hashem to a “religious experience” as the latest high to be marketed to the masses.

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In this week’s parsha, Bechukotai, Vayikra 26:21 - "If you behave casually with Me and refuse to heed Me, then I shall lay a further blow upon you—seven ways like your sins."

In the commentary it is written: "(קרי) Casually. The translation follows Rashi’s primary interpretation according to Sifra. It means that despite the punishments, your performance of the commandments will be haphazard and erratic; you will treat them as a matter of choice and convenience, rather than as divinely imposed obligations."

These people "celebrate" Shabbat and what they get from it, they do not "observe" Shabbat as commanded by the Almighty.

Hashem is loving and merciful but He is not a liar. He will punish us for our sins as he said in this week's parsha. It is just a matter of time. Do teshuva now before it is too late.

~Shabbat shalom~