Wednesday, September 07, 2011

More From Rav Arush: All-Out War Before Rosh Hashana

R' Lazer Brody posts on his blog that Rav Shalom Arush's Rav, R' Yehuda Zev Leibowitz, ZT"L, came to Rav Arush in a dream, saying that a heavenly decree has been issued that all-out war will break out in the next 3 weeks.

R' Brody continues:
But, don't be afraid. Hashem does love us and wants to be with us. But, we must be worthy of the Divine Presence. Rav Shalom told me that every single Jew must begin doing serious teshuva and self-assessment while begging Hashem to delay this harsh decree. I asked Rav Shalom, "Why pray for a delay? Why not pray for a total cancellation?" Rav Shalom said the delay is to allow more people to make teshuva. A cancellation is almost impossible, because it's part of Hashem's plan to bring Moshiach, in the nearest future. Once Moshiach comes, teshuva will be worthless. Today, teshuva is still worth it's weight in diamonds. But time is running out super-fast.
R' Brody calls it "Nineveh 2011", and advocates Hitbodedut - speaking to Hashem alone - as a way to pray for its delay. 

I'll add that whatever form of Teshuva we do, this is the time of year to do it, this is the time in your life to do it, and this is the time in history to do it.  Let us return to Him even more than was done in the days of Nineveh and King Yoshiayu.  The time to do so is now.

In that merit, may Hashem save us in such a war.


At Wed Sep 07, 08:42:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you im going to uman for rosh hashana and hope rabbi nachman will pray on our behalf for saftey

At Wed Sep 07, 09:53:00 PM 2011, Blogger joshwaxman said...

How can you go to Uman for Rosh HaShanah? Didn't Rav Eliezer Berland, who is Rav Arush's rebbe, declare two years ago that this would be the last year people would go to Uman?

Yes, ;)

Seriously, though, Rosh HaShana is three weeks away. I think you are going to just miss it, if you are waiting for Rav Nachman. The idea is that this is going to come before Rosh Hashanah.

At Wed Sep 07, 10:18:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks alot for your inspiring quotes from the Ravs. i dont know about others, but whenever i read anyone of them, i take it as calls for teshuva and to keep us in line. sometimes after receiving one warning, we realise our mistakes and make many promises, and over a lapse of time, our intentions tend to wane away. these contstant prods is what keeps us on track.

At Wed Sep 07, 11:02:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to Uman? Does that sound like the right thing to do?

At Thu Sep 08, 01:54:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they believed what they preach, they would be canceling their flights to Ukraine.

At Thu Sep 08, 02:20:00 AM 2011, Anonymous s said...

One challenge is the yetzer hara trying to block our prayers. For instance, with anger. This is happening around me and concerns me. We all need to be careful with this so our prayers go through

At Thu Sep 08, 04:39:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to Meron... I went to Uman the past two years... I don't have the money this year, so Meron in E''Y sounds like a good backup plan.

At Thu Sep 08, 07:43:00 AM 2011, Blogger joshwaxman said...

If you have family, are you taking them along? See what Rabbi Aroussi said:

“Whoever leaves his family and goes to his rebbi or admor for the chagim, whether in Eretz Yisroel or even more so outside the land, is violating halachah,” he stated. Those who wish to connect to their spiritual leaders on the chagim “should take care to bring their families with them, but G-d forbid that they should leave their families,” he added.

At Thu Sep 08, 11:16:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anon 1 said...

I don't see any need to limit our requests in prayer, based on our rather small degree of knowledge about HaShem's immediate plans. If we want the Geulah Sheleimah right away without bloodshed, we shouldn't be too shy to ask for it specifically. HaShem, as always, will do what is best. Our actions should be focused on becoming worthy of a positive answer.


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