Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Important Dates? Maybe has an interesting post on recent statements by Rav Ovadia, Shlit"a, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, Shlit"a, and more.

The very prolific Nava was kind enough to translate it:
Translation from HaShem1

The 2 most powerful Sephardic Rabbanim expressed the beginning of this week (Parshat Noach) within 2 days of each other, the matter of the Geula (redemption) and the coming of Eliyahu HaNavi, zachur latov, to announce Moshiach's arrival.

HaRav HaGaon Chacham Ovadia Yosef Shlita gave a shiur (class) and mentioned the story of the Eliyahu HaNavi causing a drought during the time of King Achav. Afterwards, the Chacham said the following:

"Eliyahu HaNavi will soon be revealed to us and will announce the Geula, and we will witness the final redemption together with Moshiach, speedily in our days. And the Bet HaMikdash will be so beautiful. All the Jews already did complete Teshuva will yell "HASHEM HU HA'ELOKIM, HASHEM HU HA'ELOKIM ..."

The Chacham has said in the past that all Am Israel will do Teshuva before the Geula arrives (amen!). A few years ago he explained that Am Israel will do Teshuva because of the great miracles they will witness HKB'H doing for Am Israel.

To View Chacham Ovadia Yosef Shlita's shiur, click here (with Engish subtitles) לחצו כאן

Monday, HaRav HaGaon HaMekubal Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita said very similar prophecy. He spoke about Chazal teaching us why in specific places, the letter Yud from Eliyahu is missing. (Written Eliya, as it says in Malachi "I am sending you Eliya HaNavi...). He also spoke about the extra letter "Vav" added on to Yaakov (a'h), as it says, "And I remembered My convent with YaakOv".

Chazal explain that Yaakov Avinu took the letter Vav (representing the Brit) from Eliyahu HaNavi as collateral. This forces Eliyahu HaNavi to announce the redemption. For more info, see Yaakov, Tzizit, Eagle - 600 to Geula.

The Rav said that a person should strengthen faith in the coming redemption, which must be any minute; all of a sudden the Geula arrived...

The Rav mentioned 7 Shevat twice but we're not sure what he meant.

To View HaMekubal Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita's shiur, click here (with Engish subtitles) לחצו כאן

Another interesting development from YN of
YN's Disclaimer: I do not know DavidH personally, and I cannot verify the truth of what he says. However he has posted on this forum and on the LeDavid forum (the predecessor to this forum) and my sense is that he is honestly presenting himself as a kosher Jew who has connections with Chassidic Rebbes and Sephardic Tzaddikim, as he has posted in the past.

DavidH emailed me and told me that he spoke to his "contact", a Rav who evidently has connections among mekubalim in Israel. His contact told him that the situation for the revelation of Moshiach has never been as good as it is now, particularly in this month of Marcheshvan 5767. He had been contacted by mekubalim of the Bet El Yeshiva who told him that something "very important" will happen during this month [specific date has been omitted]. The only question is if the Jews will merit to understand it and to feel it. He also said "all the mekubalim know perfectly without any doubt that our Holy King Moshiach is in Jerusalem and some of them know him and his name."

Further discussion here.


At Thu Nov 02, 10:44:00 AM 2006, Anonymous shaya g said...

Yaak - in the history of our people, many mekubalim and rabbis said the same thing before shabbsai tzvi and the other false moshiachs. I am not taking away from the 2 ge'onim you quoted, but we need to be careful repeating it. Our past has taught us that even great rabbis are not always correct. Us regular people should look at those statements, try to have some extra kavana, and leave the rest to the rabbis.

At Thu Nov 02, 11:51:00 AM 2006, Blogger yaak said...

Reb Shaya,
No one is claiming Mashiah to be a certain individual, so I'm not understanding your comparison to Shabetai Tzvi.

Of course, even great rabbis are occasionally wrong. They're human. But, I see no harm and aderaba - only benefit - in repeating statements they make even if they may turn out to be wrong. The benefit is a Hizzuk in Emuna. If it does turn out to be wrong, I would guess that the believers would still believe no matter what. No one's going off the derech if it turns out to be wrong (of course, barring a Shabetai Tzvi-like scenario). We've been waiting over 2000 years, and there are still believers around. That should tell you something.

We are taught to have Emunat Hachamim. We need to believe what our Hachamim tell us. We don't have Nevu'ah nowadays, but we are left with Hachamim with foresight and Ru'ah Hakodesh to lead us in the right direction.

At Thu Nov 09, 01:08:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write in your agenda; 7 Adar 5769

At Thu Nov 09, 07:18:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, no 7 Adar. Remembered wrong. Rav Eliyahu is right: 7 Shvat, 5769.


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