Thursday, May 25, 2017

Current Events in the Haftorah - Parshat BeMidbar

Another very interesting video from Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Parashat Bamidbar, 25 Iyar 5777 (5/21/2017)

The King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He, leads and directs all the leaders, prime ministers and presidents of the world, in the best way possible. The heart of a king in the hand of Hashem, holding them and directing them on the road to a world of free love and peace, even though people see that everything in the world is confused and distorted and that the whole world is in chaos. The purpose of the Creator is to lead the whole world to the love of the Land of Israel and to the love of the Jews of Israel, who live in the Holy Land. His goal is to bring all the Jews of the world to immigrate to the Land of Israel, to lead them from the Diaspora to redemption in the land of Israel, to crown the King Messiah. Then the Creator of the world will reign over all the world in His honor!

All the countries of the world are in terrible confusion, natural disasters of fire, water and earth, hard winds, earthquakes are all over and the world feels that there is no stability on earth. Everything is upside-down, chaos, Gog and Magog, all are frightened and afraid. Each country threatens with nuclear war with the other and does not know what the day will bring, and in the Holy Land of Israel - everything is good! All countries, states and leaders, who want to disturb and harm the Holy Land, the Creator will break them up and destroys their lives. There will be no Third World War and there will be no nuclear war the world, because in each country which has nuclear bomb there are spies of other countries. Before a state decides to send a nuclear bomb, it would be hit by one itself.

The Jews in the Diaspora are afraid, the anti-Semites hate them. They search and expel them, and the Jews take off their skullcaps, hide and disguise themselves so that they will not be recognized as Jews. The Creator says to them: “How long will you be stubborn and not understand? What is it; you did not understand yet that the exile was over? Have not you yet understood that I am the Holy One, Blessed be He, in the Holy Land of Israel, Who protects and guards? Did you not understand that your father and mother are the Land of Israel? What are you waiting for? There is everything in the Land of Israel, everything that a human heart desires – it all exists is in the Land of Israel: Jews walking with their heads high and with complete confidence. There is the best livelihood, mutual help, best medicine, spiritual life, protection and preservation of all the Holy Land and we will do our best to protect ourselves. And you will be very careful and protect yourselves." The Holy One, Blessed be He, says to the Jews: 'Follow my laws, observe the Commandments and listen to me – you will be protected and guarded and blessed from Heaven!' A Jew must make an effort, because the choice is in the hands of man.

The infiltrators, the Sudanese and the Eritreans in the Land of Israel, must be returned urgently to their country. They came with severe physical illness, severe mental illness, without vaccinations, and people contracted serious illnesses that could not be solved. Any non-Jewish worker who came from abroad should undergo general blood tests from A to Z.

Russia, Putin wants to see the Jews in the Land of Israel, he appreciates them, and is proud and happy with Jews in the Land of Israel.

United States, Trump is directed by the Creator. With Hashem's help he will come to Israel, look, see, listen and think about what to do. He is very careful about his speech because he does not want to upset the Arabs around him. When he returns to the United States, he will act and do what is necessary because he is directed by the Creator of the world - the heart of the king in the hand of Hashem.

Europe is full of Muslim infiltrators who want to turn it into a Muslim continent; they want to rule over Christians. They hate the Christians a hundred times more than the Jews.

Syria will continue to be wiped out, nothing will help it, there is no solution – this is Hashem's hand. A few years ago, Syria, together with Hezbollah, planned with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Iran and Iraq to send chemical missiles to Israel on Yom Kippur after the Tzuk Eitan war. The Creator had surprised them two years before and destroyed Syria, both because they wanted to destroy the Land of Israel and also, in the Yom Kippur War, they had inflicted great cruelty upon the IDF soldiers unprecedented since the beginning of the world. Now they are paying! Who intervenes and asks 'why?' – he who fights against the Creator is in danger.

Nasrallah and Hezbollah have no brains and no strength. Every time he 'squeaks' and runs off to the bunker. There is a mess within the Hezbollah.

Meanwhile, Hamas is quiet, this quiet is shrewdness. They want to see what Trump will say, what's happening in the world. They wait, arm themselves and dig tunnels as usual.

In the West Bank, Abu Mazen gives orders to kill with knives and to throw stones, in order to publicize how distressed and miserable they are. He wants to draw fire in the media and continue with the slyness and evil; nothing will help him.

Jordan, the king is waiting; he wants part of the Holy Land of Israel in order to put all the Hamas, the Palestinians and the refugees there, so there will be there a big mess.

Turkey, Erdogan is in distress. He shouts and screams as if he hates Israel, but inside his heart he wants help and to be saved from ISIS and the rebels who want to kill him.

Iraq is a ghost land, killing each other nonstop; it is part of their profession.

In Egypt there is a heavy hunger for bread. There is ISIS and Hamas in the Sinai desert fighting among themselves because of the smuggling of hundreds of millions; Sisi is in confusion and fear that they will kill him, and tens of millions of Egyptians have no livelihood and food.

Iran is afraid, they will not do anything against Israel, because they know that before a rocket hits Israel - all atomic plants will explode in Iran and there will be no trace of a person in Iran.

The Israel Defense Forces is the best army in the world, because they have help from the Holy One, blessed be He.

All the thieves, fraudsters, people lecherous and bribe-takers, the smaller to the largest are revealed. Whoever stops and does teshuvah will be pardoned from heaven.

Parents, explain to your child that they must not assimilate with the gentiles. You have to explain to them what a Jew is and what Judaism is, explaining that in assimilation there is no soul for the Jew - the soul leaves. The Messiah is here, working and acting, troubled and suffering because of the assimilation, the confusion of the daughters of Israel with the gentiles. The Holy One, blessed be He, commands every leader and Rabbi in Israel to speak about assimilation, how painful it is to the Creator of the Universe! How disastrous it is to the Jewish people! With all the hardships that the Jews have undergone, they continue to walk with their heads high.

There is no decline; there is a rise and it will continue to the end. Heaven does not favor someone who laughs and mocks redemption and the Messiah; it is just as if he laughs at the Holy One, Blessed is He, Heaven does not favor such a person.

The Holy One, Blessed is He, prepares the Messiah King on earth and in Heaven, step by step; so the Messiah will be revealed gradually. Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and Elazar his son, and the righteous, are waiting for the longed-awaited day of the Jews in the Land of Israel! The Holy One, blessed be He, is giving signs to the Messiah slowly, and also to the people, so that they will not panic. The two souls of King Messiah act as twins. The Messiah above is with Leah and taught by the Holy One, Blessed is He, and the Messiah below teaches the people of Israel until the time comes for wholeness between heaven and earth. There is no return, no delay, everything continues according to the instruction of the Creator, until the coronation of the King Messiah.

Courtesy of "Tair Neri" Website

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why is Yerushalayim mentioned 667 times in Nach, but not once in Torah?

A very interesting video from Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Let’s Get Real

I have been getting Emails asking me my evaluation of several events happening. Since I work hard to live in the real world and observe the plan of Hashem in bringing about the worldwide redemption, the present upside-down fantasy world is of very little interest to me. The only concern that I have is how Hashem is using the craziness of the world to bring about the welcome change.

I have been asked about the visit of President Trump to Israel and what it means for our near future. Since the world likes to treat Israel as the 51 state of the US, Prime Minister Trump like his predecessor PM Obumer, leave me with absolutely no interest in the politics of the day, nor his visit.

Trump is being treated as a savior, one who is going to help the US of Magog get back to greatness; and, many believe that he will also help Israel solve all its problems. The reality is that the global elite are waging a war against this great leader and getting much support from the ignoramuses of the US in trying to eliminate him. There was a recent survey in the US that showed that 48% of Americans (actually mostly liberals; there are no Americans any more) favor a Trump impeachment. There are big plans to start a massive and possibly violent protest event nationwide to oust Trump. The hope of the global elite is that it leads to civil war and to many deaths in the US, while the evil elite hide in their underground fortresses. You may think that the protests will probably not happen; well it is already organized to begin 2 July. The institution of Marshal Law is very likely and the filling up of the FEMA death camps is also very likely. It is all part of the plan of the Gog Bush cabal with the help of the Clintons, Obumer and many other New World Order advocates.

Is this the man, the Donald that I look to for help with Israel? Chas v’shalom. He is too busy planning his war with Iran and North Korea and fighting off his war in the US against the global elite. He really doesn’t have the time to help Israel, especially since the world hates Israel – it is not a popular place to help.

To let you know how much people are out of touch with reality, I have been asked by several of my readers: Do I really think that Israel has a better government than any other country, especially comparing Israel to the US of Magog? I know that there are Rabbis in the US who have been asking the same question. Why run to Israel when the government is just as corrupt as the US?

Jews like to answer a question with a question. Did I come to Israel because the government is better? Let’s get real; I didn’t move to the State of Israel, I moved to Eretz Yisroel, you know the eternal homeland Hashem gave us in the Bible. The State of Israel is a fantasy, it really doesn't even exist. It is a test from Hashem to see who wants to live in Eretz Yisroel with Hashem and Moshiach, and who wants Israel just to be another secular country. It is amazing that when one ignores the government here, it really disappears.

This place is completely different from any place in the world. Money is provided for Yeshivahs, Seminaries, Synagogues, etc. Yet, if one evaluates the situation, one realizes it is all from Hashem. Those who battle the government come up short. Those who ignore the government know only Hashem as the provider.

Examples: I live in a city that the main industry is Torah study. I pay taxes to the city, knowing that much of my tax money goes to support Kollelim (Torah study groups). The mayor and his staff are for the most part Rabbis and Rebbetzins. I have been in Israel 14 years and I have not paid one shekel in tax to the State of Israel. Hashem arranged it that retirement pay is not taxable here, unlike all the other countries in the world. I am not required to pay any tax to the state since my entire income is from retirement allowances. Yet, without ever working in Israel, I receive thousands of shekels a month in stipend. In the US the retirement money I get is money that I put in over the decades that I worked. They only are giving me back my own money.

Israel also has the best health care in the world -- no problem finding a good Jewish doctor. Yet, it is the least expensive care I have ever experienced (I have lived on three continents in my life). The cost of living is great in Israel. I make much less than I did in the US with my wife and I working full time. Yet on retirement pay I am helping to support three families, helping other families as well and contributing to Kollelim every month. I could not have done this in the US or when we lived in Europe (even with full military benefits).

Does everyone have that same good fortune in Israel? No! Those who are living in the upside-down fantasy world, like all the countries outside of Eretz Yisroel, are experiencing the fantasy problems. Those who follow Hashem completely feel like the redemption is already here -- life is tremendous with a minimal of testing and problems. Yes, they still exist, but it is measure for measure according to our needs.

This entire world is an illusion. What life is like is completely dependent on what Hashem gives us as individuals. The truly observant are without many problems; the secular are in trouble and getting much worse. How observant anyone is, only Hashem knows since He is the One to give us, measure for measure, what we deserve. All else is folly.

If you don't believe what I am saying, which is the system that Hashem has on planet Earth, then you are living the upside-down fantasy version of the world. It is time to get real and understand how this world works. Everything that is happening in the world, be it weather, earth upheaval, political mayhem, criminal activity, social problems, economic problems, health problems, etc, etc, etc, are all from Hashem. He is telling all the Jews that there is no salvation outside of Eretz Yisroel, and that the illusion of a Trump or any other puppet of Hashem is not there to help, but to scare us into doing the right thing – TO COME HOME, NOT TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL, BUT TO ERETZ YISROEL!!!!!

This Friday is Rosh Chodesh Sivan. We say the prayer of Hallel on Rosh Chodesh and also next week as we celebrate the holiday of Shavuos. Hallel has prophecy in it, but it contains very important messages from Hashem:
From the narrowness (of distress) called [to] Hashem, He answered me with the breadth of Divine relief. Hashem is with me, I will not fear, what can man do to me? Hashem is with me, to help me, and I will see my enemies’ (defeat). It is better to take refuge in Hashem than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in Hashem than to trust in nobles. All nations surround me; in Hashem’s Name, I cut them down. They surrounded me, they surround me; in Hashem’s Name, I cut them down. They surrounded me like bees, [but] they were extinguished like a thorn fire; in Hashem’s Name, I cut them down. You pushed me again and again to fall, but Hashem helped me. The strength and retribution of Hashem was (the cause of) my deliverance.
What is the most important message to take from these verses in Hallel? There is no person, no noble, no president, no prime minister, no one to help us but Hashem; He is our only salvation. Why do the verses repeat “how the nations surround me and how I cut them down” three times? It is a prophecy for the three battles of Gog and Magog. Whatever war happens; whatever enemy that wants to eliminate us, only turning to Hashem is the answer, not Trump, not Netanyahu, no one, only Hashem!!!

I have mentioned that the leaders of today and the governments that they represent are as inefficient as can be, and that it is on purpose. Hashem is bringing us to the realization that Hashem running the world with His servant the King Moshiach is the only viable leadership possibility. Those of us who see it very clearly can easily look away from the current world madness and very much increase our craving for Hashem’s world of goodness; the world of truth. That is the only solution; that is the true message from Hashem. Get real and thoroughly enjoy it.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jerusalem: What's in a Name?

by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva

The phrase "Yom Yerushalayim" is first mentioned in Psalms 137, verse 7, 3 thousand years before the Six Day War. Where does the name Yerushalayim come from? The answer is given by Tosfot in Taanit 16, who state that the name Yerushalayim is a combination of two words, one uttered by Avraham at the Akeida (Bereishis 22), "Har Hashem Yeira'eh," which means "The mountain where Hashem will be seen," and the city was already called Shalem, peace, by Malkitzedek (Bereishis 14).

Thus, the city of Yerushalayim combines the two names, given by these great people, Avraham and Malkitzedek - "Yeira'eh" and "Shalem." Tosfot also explain that the reason that there is a YUD between the LAMED and the MEM in the word Yerushalayim is that we focus on the name, Shalem, which means peace and has no YUD.

In fact, of about 650 occurrences of the name Yerushalayim, only three times do we find that second YUD.

The question now arises why we pronounce the word Yerushalayim with a YUD when the vast majority of times it is written without the second YUD? The answer is that the PATACH-YUD-MEM ending in Hebrew makes the word dual, plural, for example, OZNAYIM (two ears), RAGLAYIM (two legs), YADAYIM (two hands). The above question is answered by the Talmud which explains that there are two Jerusalems, a heavenly one which is situated directly above the earthly Jerusalem. Just as the heavenly Jerusalem is Hashem's eternal capital, so is the earthly Jerusalem, Israel's eternal capital, despite the objections of the U.S. State Department and UNESCO.

Sh'muel Bet 5 states that Jerusalem was Israel's DC, DAVID'S CAPITAL, three thousand years before Washington, DC was the capital of the USA. Jerusalem will remain Israel's eternal, undivided DC capital despite the objections of our so-called "peace partners" and the United Nations.

This was sent to me, and I thought I would pass it on to my readers:
All days are from Hashem; all days are to help us.  Make the best of everyday.