Rabbi Brody: 3 Rabbis on Mashiah Preparations
From Lazer Beams:
More and more Sephardi Kabbalists are saying that Moshiach is imminent. Rabbi Raphael Abu Chatzera shlit'a of Ashdod, son of Baba Meir and grandson of Baba Sali (pictured at left), both of blessed and saintly memory, said recently that the world stage is completely set for Moshiach, and that the powerful natural disasters of this past year are simply the drumroll before his arrival.
A very inside source within the Gerrer Chassidim told me that the Rebbe shlit'a (pictured at left) said recently that "we are now so close to Moshiach that all of our current mitzvas are preparations for his imminent arrival". If that's the case, then we must all hasten to strengthen our Torah and tshuva immediately; tomorrow might be too late.
Rabbi BT has reiterated what he told me three months ago, namely, that the imminent tests of faith won't be easy. He also said that political activism is foolish, since Moshiach will establish the true borders of Eretz Yisroel, and as both the Gemorra and the Zohar state, the final redemption depends on Tshuva and Torah learning. Rabbi BT stressed the paramount importance of learning Zohar every day in preparation for Moshiach.
Let's get to work!