Sunday, April 06, 2014

Rav Shternbuch Shlit"a Continues About Crimea and Geula

If you haven't yet, see what he said on Purim.  See also what Rav Fish said about this.

My translation of the latest article from Kikar:
In the latest words that the Ra'avad of the Edah Haharedit Hagaon Rav Moshe Shternbuch spoke, he related to the capture of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russians and said that the matter testifies the soon coming of Mashiah.

In the beginning of his words, Rav Shternbuch spoke about the sin of Leshon Hara and especially in circumstances when people are speaking evil against Gedolei Hador, as he asserts that the prayers of those who speak evil are not heard [in Shamayim].  "What is the guilt of all the Geonim and Tzadikkim of the generation that they should be so punished that they should speak so much Leshon Hara against them?" asked the Ra'avad.  And he said that the matter comes in order to increase their merits as for those Tzadikkim, it's not a punishment.

At this point of his words, Rav Shternbuch switched to deal with the capture of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russians and said:  "Our rabbi, the Gr"a, said close to his death that when the Russians will capture Crimea, we will know that this is a sign for the footsteps of Mashiah.

"It's accepted from the Gr"a that when Russia gets stronger, then Tum'a gets stronger.  The Kelipa of Russia is 'Dubiel' who inherited the Kelipa of Persia, and since they are Greek Xtians, they in turn have mixed in with them the Kelipa of Yavan with Edom," said Rav Shternbuch.  He added, "Also, the author of 'Binyan Olam', Rav Yitzhak Isaac Haver, the student of the Gaon Rav Hayim of Volozhin ZT"L said before his death to his student Rav David Luria ZT"L that 'If the Russians will capture the entire city of Crimea - and especially the fortification of Kerch - one should already expect the feet of Mashiah.

"Similarly, " continued Rav Shternbuch in his words, "The Gaon Rav Simha Zelig Rigger ZT"L, the Av Beit Din of Brisk, said that it was a tradition passed to him from the students of the Gr"a in the name of the Gr"a that the kingdom of Russia will strengthen before the coming of Mashiah and the nations will fear them.

"The Gaon Rav Hayim of Brisk ZT"L also saw the Russians as a Kelipa that gets stronger before Mashiah.  However, Rav the Gaon Rav Hayim added that the matter is dependent upon us - that only if we will be awakened and be strengthened in Torah and pure fear of Hashem, then HKB"H will hasten to redeem us at this time of Divine will.  However, if we don't awaken, then G-d forbid, we will lose the moment and we will need to endure Hevlei Mashiah.

"What comes out of his words," summarized Rav Shternbuch, "is that the capture of Crimea is calling us from Shamayim that this is an opportune time to now work on the coming of Mashiah by awakening, strengthening in Torah, and pure fear of Hashem."

At the end of his words, Rav Shternbuch related to the idea that many Kollelim are closing their doors recently and said: "There is a terrible decree upon hundreds of Avreichim Bnei Torah who remain without Kollels.  Nowadays, people are talking about the decree of the draft, but now, there is an even more terrible decree that worries me more - that hundreds of Avreichim who learned until now in Kollelim with diligence are now left without a Kollel in the immediate future.

"This is a great danger," said Rav Shternbuch, "We're not dealing here with those who are weaker that would fall from the path, like with the decree of the draft, but the concern is really about Talmidei Hachamim who are learning Torah day and night, and in this situation, when they don't have a source of Parnassa, they cannot continue their studies, and I am very pained from this and I have no rest from this at all."

Rav Shternbuch continued and said, "This matter even prevents the coming of Mashiah and strengthens the power of Amalek.  This is because when Israel weakens their hands from Torah, that is when the power of Amalek strengthens in the world.  And at this time, when the Torah world requires strengthening, both here in Eretz Yisrael and also in the Diaspora, then all we can do is pray and hope to our Father in heaven that He will have mercy upon us at this time of trouble."
See also the Mashiah is Coming blog who quoted Behadrei Haredim with a similar article.

10 Comments:

At Sun Apr 06, 02:13:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Russian bear or Persian bear from Daniel 7 is "Dubiel". got to love it. That would make the Anglo-American alliance the lion with eagles wings? What would we call that one?

 
At Sun Apr 06, 05:10:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is Western gaivah (lion with eagle's wings) vs. Eastern tayvah (the power of the bear). Most people in the West have given up on rugged individualism. They want stuff these days, just lots of stuff. Maybe that is why the power of the bear wins.

But Yawan is a leopard. It is the Chochmah of the New World Order.

 
At Sun Apr 06, 05:31:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chochmah as being the basis for building a "better world" is not doing so well these days because people in the West want more and more stuff. They are taught that genuine opinions come from feelings and not from thoughts. The bear wins by default.

Next stop: Kharkiv or Donetsk. Did the Vilna Gaon mention Kharkiv as one of the series of conquests?

 
At Sun Apr 06, 05:46:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intresting in mixed marttial arts vedor korekenko is the best pound for pound fighter in the world ./ He wears a greek orthodox wooden tzelem around his neck . The russian prime minister attends his fights . Russia also has intellect which is amalaks biggest klipah . Theyre agaist the wests liberalism , ie a man is a man a woman is a woman god forbid . in my walks through boston russians are very tough . May our holy teacher the gra zl continue to enlighten us .

 
At Sun Apr 06, 08:46:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was last anonymous the Russian fighter is 1 of the best pound for pound fighters . The best though pound for pound fighters are jews ! witness Sampson , Elijah , Yonatan , Avner , Yoav , king David , Abishai , Bar Kochbah almost brought rome to its buckling knees ! etc .... jews were known as fierce fighters that's why many haredi thought the secular state that fought was from above . The gra said with permission from the nations we will return and so was the balfor declaration in 1948 .

 
At Sun Apr 06, 09:42:00 PM 2014, Blogger Jesterhead45 said...

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At Mon Apr 07, 11:32:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Balfour Declaration was in 1917.

 
At Tue Apr 08, 03:14:00 PM 2014, Blogger Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Except that if the Moshiach fails to match up to the Eida's preconceived notions of what he should look like and how he should act one might suspect they'll be the first to scream "Kefirah! Imposter!"

 
At Tue Apr 08, 04:26:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When Eliyahu HaNavi shows up, he will test the Ahavat Yisrael of various talmidim. He will show up at a brim down yeshivah with his brim up, and he will show up at a brim up yeshivah with his brim down. He will show up at a National religious yeshivah with a black kipah, and a Chassidisch yeshivah with a knitted kipah. Those who accept him with open arms will be leaders of the reconstituted Sanhedrin.

Good night. Pesach kosher veSameach.

 
At Tue Apr 08, 04:51:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is how bears operate while preparing for an invasion.

Russia must be a polar bear while Persia is a standard grizzly.

 

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