Friday, December 23, 2005

Yosef, Yehuda, MBY, & MBD

Nice for Parshat Vayeshev. For Hebrew speakers only:

http://www.matan.org.il/content.asp?id=127

Thursday, December 22, 2005

OK, I had to take it

NerdTests.com User Test: The Orthodoxy  Test.

....but my results say...

Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 13%
Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 56%
Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 84%
Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 50%

...and, my results say...

For: Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi


2% scored higher, and

98% scored lower.


The average Raw Score is: 40.6, your's was: 59.



If I were right-wing, what am I doing on the Internet?

Anyways, Hazak Uvaruch to Lamed Zayin for a very interesting test.

A Hanukka Ge'ula?

R' Yaakov Nathan cites child prophet "Eli" as saying that Mashiah will be coming via shooting stars this coming Hanukka (as mentioned in his forum and by Mystical Paths).

Midrash.org has some more Hanukka-Mashiah comparisons:
The word Mashiyah (Messiah) is an acronym for Madliqin Shemonah Yeme Hanukkah (we light throughout the eight days of Hanukkah). (YY - מדליקין שמונה ימי חנוכה makes משיח.) What is the significance of this? By lighting the Hanukkah we perform three Miswoth (precepts) together, as follows:

When one enters one's home the Mezuzah is on the right, the Hanukkah is lit on the left, and the man who enters has Sisiyoth (fringes) on his Tallith Qatan. The Acronym for Sisith, Mezuzah and Hanukkah is Semah, who is the Mashiyah. (YY - ציצית מזוזה חנוכה makes צמח, another name for Mashiah.)


Update: See more info here

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Meil Produced!

Arutz Sheva reports that the Me'il, the blue robe worn by the High Priest, has been produced by the Temple Institute in anticipation of the rebuilding of the 3rd Beit Hamikdash.

We know the 2 items that atone for Leshon Hara are the Me'il and the Ketoret (incense) - (Yalkut Shimoni - Shemot:380). The Ketoret was apparently discovered by Vendyl Jones. Now, we have the me'il.

This week's Parsha tells us of Yosef's speaking Lashon Hara about his brothers. This, among other things, led to our first exile - Galut Mitzraim. Leshon Hara is also a product of Sin'at Hinam - the reason for our current exile.

Let's hope that the recent discovery of the Ketoret and very recent production of the Me'il will be a Kappara for all of Kelal Yisrael, and we should merit the building of the third Beit Hamikdash, Bimhera Veyamenu.

Monday, December 19, 2005

This blog is definitely unique

This is the only blog that can have a result in the first page of Google searching for both:

1) Mashiah Tzidkenu

2) Allah (in "Images")

P.S. Welcome all my new Muslim readers! Did you meet Jameel?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Great Summary of the Geula Situation

Hashem1.net has a great summary of the Geula situation that it's keeping on the bottom of its home page. It looks like he plans on updating this post often as events occur, but I'm going to attempt a translation בס"ד of what he has so far:

The End of Days - Where are we Holding?

The purpose of this post is to make a little order out of the balagan, and be as brief as possible, in order to make it possible for everyone to get caught up quickly on End of Days current events. One who wants to go into further details can click on the links that are embedded in the post.


So, where are we?


War of Gog Umagog


The accepted opinion (and it's brought in the name of kabbalists, and also in the name of Rav Kaduri) is that we are now in the era of 7 years of the third (see the Midrash) and last (according to one of the calculations, it will last 7 years) war of Gog Umagog, which has already begun. The opening shot of the new era was the Islamic attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon in the U.S. The war itself started as a "War on Terror" (in the U.S. war on Afghanistan) on the night of Hoshana Rabba, which is an accepted date for being the start of the war of Gog Umagog. According to the prophecies, the war was supposed to bring the downfall of Bavel (Iraq), and so it happened, and in the process, it will reach Iran/Syria (and these words were said way before recent tension with these nations). During the war, Mashiah will be revealed according to some opinions, and in the final stage of the war, it will relate to Israel and mainly Jerusalem. As an aside, Gog is George Bush, just like we call him Gog Bush. The Malbim said in his commentary on the Book of Yehezkel that in the final stage of the War of Gog Umagog, the nations that will come to fight against Israel and Jerusalem will be Moslems and Christians who will join forces against Israel, but when they will come to fight against Israel, Hashem will cause animosity between them, and they'll start to fight and kill each other.


So, What's Going to Happen?


This is not so simple. There are 2 main scenarios for redemption: Redemption "in its time" (Be'itah) or redemption of "I will hasten it" (Ahishena). According to most of the Sephardic kabbalists (see here for the difference of approaches to redemption between the Hassidic and Sephardic kabbalists) who are speaking out more and more lately (as one can see under "תחזיות מימינו" on the website), we are on the path of "Be'itah", which implies redemption, but with not just a few troubles. The path of "Ahishena" comes when the nation of Israel is worthy, in other words, when every Jew will come closer (everyone according to his value) to our Father in Heaven, and that is a path of redemption with miracles from heaven, and with great joy to Israel.


The War Against Iran


According to the prophecies and predictions that are received every now and then, war with Iran is unstoppable in the year that Mashiah will be revealed, but generally, they speak of a war of the U.S. with Iran (with the U.S. capturing Iran), and not a war of Israel. In short, they speak of something along the lines of the Gulf War, or as Rabbi Lazer Brody Shlit"a described it recently: "ה’ יילחם לכם ואתם תחרישון" (Hashem will fight for you and you will be silent - Shemot 14:14). The chances are high that as the appointed time approaches, we'll hear more statements about this war and its influence over Israel.

The Situation in Israel


The Disengagement was the turning point of the redemption - this is according to the prophecies that were received from generation to generation from the holy Baal Shem Tov, who received it from the prophet Ahiah Hashiloni, as one can see here a son of a holy family who explained the matter, with predictions for the future. Assuming that we are going in the direction of redemption "Be'itah", then it appears from the received predictions that Prime Minister Sharon will win in the next elections - this comes from many predictions that were given recently (see also here) from Tzadikim. Sharon is the last prime minister before Mashiah, and therefore, his downfall will have awesome implications. According to one scenario, Sharon will win the next elections, and his government will be a "puppet government" to the U.S., and in such, fulfilling the prophecy of the Gemara that says that for 9 months the evil government will rule over Israel, and then Mashiah will come. (My personal note: from my perspective, the clock started ticking when they started announcing early elections...)
Regarding the situation that is said to occur in Israel, "Gush Katif was chocolate compared to what will be". There are some gloomy predictions regarding the matter of conceding parts of the homeland in the near future, Has Veshalom.

Mashiah


During the last few months, many predictions and many statements were received from Tzadikim regarding Mashiah's coming, and the beginning of the punishments and natural disasters on the nations. This was a phenomenon of which there was none like it ever in the world. The Gerrer Rebbe Shlit"a was one of the first to give a date (??) for Mashiah's coming, and Rav Kaduri was quoted as saying that on Yom Kippur 5766, the soul of Mashiah had attached itself to a Jewish person, and there were many posts regarding this on the website.
Besides the clear predictions from our generation, there are also hints to the coming of Mashiah, and also a clear description of the ruling government before Mashiah comes.

Signs


Besides events having to do with war, there are a number of signs that describe (??) the era close to the coming of Mashiah. One of them is signs in the heavens and "star wars", and it's possible that even the burning of the oil in England is also a sign mentioned in the Zohar. Other signs include the destruction of the Statue of Liberty in the U.S. (see some interesting details here), a worldwide plague, which possibly could be the bird flu, worldwide floods, and more.


These are the items very briefly. I will try to update this post every so often, along with developments. One who wants to be updated is invited to visit the website on a regular basis. Also, the post about the predictions of the Tsunami-prediction rabbi give a clear idea of what has happened and what will be.

One who is interested in information in English can find it on Lazer Beams by Rabbi Lazer Brody Shlit"a (in the "Geula and Redemption" section) and in the discussions in the English forum Ledavid.

We should hear good news!



Amen, Ken Yehi Ratzon!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Thanks!

Thank you to Akiva for nominating me for the Best New Blog in the JIB Awards.

Also, thank you to Aharit.com for adding me to their links page.

Friday, December 09, 2005

First Haman, Now Sanheriv

Now, the Iranian leader isn't just acting like Haman - he doesn't want to just wipe us off the map like he said previously - he wants us all to move to a few European provinces.

This reminds me of what Sanheriv (king of Assyria) did to the 10 tribes. When he tried to wage war against Yerushalayim, he and his army were wiped out.

As R' Brody said, don't these guys ever learn?

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And, speaking of Assyria, let's look at a verse from this week's Haftara (according to Sephardic tradition) referring to the Jewish people at the time of the redemption:

יֶחֶרְדוּ כְצִפּוֹר מִמִּצְרַיִם, וּכְיוֹנָה מֵאֶרֶץ אַשּׁוּר; וְהוֹשַׁבְתִּים עַל-בָּתֵּיהֶם, נְאֻם-יְהוָה

They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, saith the LORD.
Here's an explanation of the verse.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Oldie but Goodie for Vayetze

Someone told me this when I was a kid. I'm happy I found it here at the bottom of the page:

"ויצא יעקב מבאר שבע וילך חרנה"

ויצא יעקב צדיק אז ישא עשו קולו בבכי מיד בא אליפז רשע שהוא בן עשו ויקח ליעקב כל חפציו רק נשאר המקל

Monday, December 05, 2005

Sof Davar Hakol Nishma #3

#1 #2

So much has happened over the weekend that I feel that I need to put out another Sof Davar Hakol Nishma, albeit a quick version.

Rabbi Lazer Brody, in an interview with "Rabbi CAE, a friendly, unassuming, and amazingly astute tzaddik", reveals to us how the Disengagement was the beginning of Ge'ula Be'itah. He also said that Ariel Sharon will win the election and will be the final prime minister before Mashiah.

Rabbi Dov Bar Leib points out that there were 26 named storms this year (including one still active now and that recently unexpectedly gained strength), corresponding to Hashem's ineffable name. He connects it to a Gemara that cannot be understood normally.

The Tsunami-predicting kabbalist, in a Category-7-like scenario, says the final sign before the Ge'ula will be the destruction of the Statue of Liberty. (See interesting footnotes here and here.)

Perth, Australia experienced a streaking meteor and it was caught on video.

Netanya, again.

Bar Minan.

Alexandra Zarnitzki, 65, from Netanya.
Daniel Golani, 45, from Nahariya.
Eliyah Rozen, 38, from Bat Hefer.
Haim Amram, 26, from Netanya.
Kinan Tzumai, 20, of Petah Tikva.

הי"ד

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Sof Davar Hakol Nishma #2

#1

Lazer Beams

R' Lazer Brody plays out certain scenarios with an Iranian nuclear war. He also explained (via the Karlsburger Rebbe) the difference between the Sephardic and Hassidic explanations of Gog Umagog.

Politics

Batya feels that the current political situation in Israel is "Moshiach-like".

Tsunami-Predicting Kabbalist

Too much to summarize. Just read the last 2 updates:
here and here. One thing he does say is that a sign that Mashiah is about to come is that judges will fall from their power. Lo and behold, look what happened. (via this link)

Star Wars

R' Dov Bar Leib tells how Yaakov wasn't compared to the stars and how it ties into the 2000 election.
Hashem1.net has an interesting post on how there will be a war among the stars during the End of Days.(English version)
A brother of the boy who dreams of Mashiah says Mashiah will come on Hanukka on a shooting star.

Kislev Ge'ula

Hashem1.net shows us here and here (English version) how Kislev is a great time for Ge'ula.

Misc.

On whether or not Jews will be killed during Gog Umagog, Hashem1.net has a novel approach to this question.

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If I missed something, please put it in the comments.

May we be Zochim to Mashiah coming speedily in our days, Amen, Ken Yehi Ratzon!