An excerpt from the From Hollywood to the Holyland blog:
On Tuesday, my Rabbi and teacher, the revered and holy Kabbalist, Rabbi Eliahu Leon Levi, shlita, journeyed with students to Meron for an all-night tikun at the tomb of the exalted Tzaddik, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, composer of the Zohar, to pray on behalf of the Jewish People. As has happened on many occasions, badly needed rain began to fall immediately, watering the thirsty fields, filling the Kinneret, and forcing immodestly dressed women to flee from the streets of our Land. If only it would rain all summer! ...
According to Rabbi Levi, this super acceleration of time teaches that the Mashiach is near. As the cycle of Redemption approaches its climax, the inner spiritual mechanisms which power existence all speed up like the frantic finale of a washing machine’s finishing spin.
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