Geula Update from Rav Fish - Yitro 5773 Part 1 - Rav Shlomo Brevda ZT"L's Last Siha
From Rav Fish's latest:
This was said from his hospital bed in the U.S. being broadcast to Bnei Brak. Rav Fish copied part of the words from the recording. One can obtain a recording by emailing Rav Fish.
Morai VeRabbotai, I am laying down on my hospital bed, such a thing should not befall you. And I am suffering from the dreaded disease with suffering as big as heaven. A few years ago, they told me that one of the true Tzadikim of the generation [Hagaon Rav Shachne Zohn ZT"L] had a dream where the Hafetz Hayim came to him and told him that Mashiah was coming. Behold, I know that Tzadik and I believe him, and I asked, "Where is Mashiah Tzidkeinu?" The answer, Rabbotai, is that who said he didn't come? He came, but didn't appear and wasn't revealed. Why should he be revealed?
The community that dedicates its life to Torah - the fine flour of Kelal Yisrael - those who are G-d-fearing and whole, listen up. The gemara in Yoma [19b] says that one who talks idle chatter transgresses a positive commandment and a negative commandment. The question is asked: if a person speaks idle chatter and not Has Veshalom Leshon Hara, lies, or Leitzanut, what's the sin in this?
The Vilna Gaon ZT"L had a student R' Menahem Mendel of Shklov Z"L. He had a student R' Isaac Hever Z"L, who was very great in Torah and Kabbala. He wrote that when a Jew learns Torah, the holy words go up [heavenward] and build a world of holiness, but when he speaks idle chatter, he builds a world of "the other side".
In my youth, when I learned in Yeshivot, the worst sin was to speak idle chatter. Today, the situation has changed from one extreme to the other - people go out of the Beit Midrash and speak foolishness - idle chatter - as if there is no sin in the matter. So, what can I tell you? Mashiah Tzidkenu, who should be revealed speedily in our days, to whom will he come to be revealed??? If Benei Torah build a world of "the other side" through their idle chatter, will Mashiah be revealed to the contractors of "the other side"?! Why???
And therefore, even though I barely have the power to speak and breathe today, and I am indescribably weak, I decided to tell these words to the Tzibbur.
And from Shamayim, it is being threatened upon us via those heretical Resha'im who rule over our Holy Land. What, is this just an ordinary threat? This is from Shamayim to return us with Teshuva - to speak words of Torah day and night, where our environment should be words of Torah, which are "sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb".
And speedily in our days, Mashiah Tzidkeinu will appear, and little me, from the depths of my heart, bless this holy congregation - that all of you along with your families should pass the period of Birthpangs of Mashiah with life and peace, and you should merit to greet him with a happy heart. This is a very great blessing for in order to remain with a happy heart, you need the Noah's Ark of Torah to protect you. Rise up and be successful.