As we draw nearer and nearer to the September 20th PA bid for statehood, Israel is being placed into a anvil of sorts, trying to crush her and her will to resist world opinion to establish an wicked regime as the sovereign ruler of land they have absolutely no right to. In the last weeks we have seen a up tick in terror attacks, sword rattling and open hostlity. From calls in Egypt to murder Jews in the streets to a complete diplomatic breakdown between Turkey and Israel.
Lazer Beams, a very popular blog by Rabbi Lazer Brody printed a very enlightening article, reprinted here:
Back in Rosh Hashana eve of 1973, Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir reassured a complacent Israeli public still drunk from the miraculous 1967 Six-Day War victory, “We’ve never been stronger! The Arabs wouldn’t dream of attacking.” On Yom Kippur of 1973, Syria and Egypt launched a two-prong surprise attack that brought Israel to its knees. Moshe Dayan was the first one to have a panic attack. Hashem saved us by a bigger miracle than 1967. Those of us who fought in that war can testify first hand.
Exactly 38 years later, we are in the same exact position. Only this time, the Arab noose is umpteen times more dangerous. Iran will have an A-bomb any day now. Al Qaida has taken over Sinai and our once quiet border with Egypt is now a powder keg. Turkey, our newest (old) enemy, i moving ships into our side of the Mediterranean. Hamas in Gaza has dangerous new Iranian and Libyan weapons, including bunker busters. Syria and Hizbulla have the nastiest chemical warheads, something beyond Satan’s imagination.
One honest IDF commander – Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg – said we must prepare for imminent war. Defense Minister Barak and company say that Eisenberg is exaggerating. Minister Yaalon is now joining the bandwagon of complacency too, saying, “No war in sight.” These politicians are spiritually deaf and blind, hearing none of Hashem’s wakeup calls.
My beloved teacher and spiritual guide, Rav Shalom Arush shlit’a, called me urgently to come see him today – he rarely does that, for we usually meet at regular intervals. He told me that his spiritual guide – the holy hidden Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz of saintly memory – came to him in a dream last night and said that in Heaven, all-out war against Israel has been decreed, a war which is supposed to break out before Rosh Hashana, in other words, within the next 3 weeks.
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.
I know that this post may earn me the status of the village idiot. But it’s worth it if even one family heeds me. There is little time left. Forget about the new furniture and the new jewelry. We must all raise our voices in such a manner that the Heavenly Throne shudders. This is Nineveh 2011. Please, if you love your spouse and your children, start speaking to Hashem for an hour a day. Personal prayer invokes phenomenal Divine compassion, because it’s a strong expression of emuna. Rav Shalom says, if you believe in Hashem, you speak to Him. If you don’t believe in Him, then you don’t speak. Let’s all start speaking before it’s too late.
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While I would never encourage any Jew to follow Christianity or believe in their Jesus, an interesting text out of the Christian bible (the book of Revelation) foretells of a time (both then and now) when an all out war against Israel will take place at a time when the Constellation Betulah (Virgo) is seen with the moon at her feet, an alignment that occurs every so often. This alignment will be seen again on September 28 2011, the first day of Rosh Hashana, which the holy rabbi’s tell us in not only the beginning of a new year, but also a day of judgement and warning, noted by the blasting of the shofar.
This text also speaks of war, one which begins in Heaven. The text also proclaims that the Woman (Israel) will be protected for 3 1/2 years from the dragon. The scripture (Tanakh) tells us in the writing of Zechariah that Israel/Jerusalem will be attacked and that part of the attacking force are in part Jews! As I wrote earlier, many christians believe there will be another holocaust where two thirds of the Jewish people in the land will be destroyed. This I believe to be wrong. The texts in Zechariah say that there are three parts, two of which will perish. The demographics in Israel can be broken down into three primary groups of people – Secular Jews with no belief in God or Torah, the usurping Palestinians, and, lastly the Torah faithful Jews of the Land.
Could the prophet be telling us, that at some point during this Gog Magog war(s) that HaShem himself will deliver the third group and eliminated the other two? I say it is not only possible but likely. I think we still have time, especially during the current season of teshuvah that Elul represents. While some people may consider the honorable rabbi as the village idiot, I say that his words are a reminder that there still is hope, there is always hope. May we all heed his words.