Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Heroes of the Korach Mutiny (an extremely important message)

                                                             בס"ד
by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva

The heroes of the Korach Rebellion were Korach's sons and Mrs. ON ben Pelet. Let us learn about their acts of heroism.

The Torah states, "And Korach separated himself with Datan and Aviram... and ON ben Pelet..." (Bamidbar 16:1).

In his revolt against the authority of Moshe and Aharon, Korach was supported by Datan and Aviram and by ON ben Pelet. This opening verse of Parshat Korach is the only place where ON ben Pelet is mentioned. His name does not occur at all in the more detailed narrative that follows. Noting the absence of the name from the subsequent account, the Talmud (Sanhedrin l09b) states that ON ben Pelet was saved from the consequences of his foolish rebellion by the wisdom and sound common sense of his wife.

Mrs. Ben Pelet pointed out to her husband that he had nothing to gain from the rebellion against Moshe, because no matter who the leader would be, Moshe or Korach, ON would remain simply a follower. He took her advice, withdrew from the rebellion, and his life was saved.

The Midrash finds allusions in ON ben Pelet's name to his initial involvement in Korach's mutiny. He is called ON from the word, "Aninut", which means mourning, or "Onein", a mourner, because he did not cease from mourning for having sided with Korach. He is named Ben Pelet from the word "Pele", a wonder, because it was a wonder that he listened to his wife and survived the Korach disaster.

The Midrash understands the words of Mishlei 14:1, "The wise among the women builds her house", to refer to ON's wife whose wisdom saved her husband and her household from destruction. The continuation of the verse, "but the foolish woman overthrows it with her own hands," refers to Korach's wife, who in encouraging her husband to rebel against Moshe, caused her own death and that of her husband.

Getting back to ON, who spent the rest of his life in Aninut – mourning for his folly, is this the proper way to Teshuvah? Interestingly, Korach's sons also did Teshuvah. So Why were they not also called ON for their act of mourning for their sin of initially supporting their father’s rebellion?

The answer is that while both ON and Korach’s sons showed remorse, Korach’s sons acted upon their remorse. They resolved to change for the better. They did not remain in mourning, in "Aninut", feeling sorry for themselves, regretting the past but refusing to contemplate the future. The sons of Korach composed some of the most beautiful and inspiring chapters of Psalms as a Tikun (a positive correction), for their sin.

What a profound idea! How many of us regret our sins and errors, show remorse over our past mistakes, even become depressed for a while over our misdeeds, but do not progress from this point. We continue to berate ourselves over our negative behavior but can't get past it. That is all we do. For some, this mourning and depression becomes an end in itself rather than being part of the process of spiritual growth. Remorse and guilt are an essential prerequisite for Teshuvah, but they do not comprise the only contributing factor.

One must proceed to triumph over remorse, to overcome the symptoms of depression, and to accept the challenge of spiritual growth, advancement and progress. Korach's sons succeeded in this challenge by growing spiritually, and composing some of the most beautiful Psalms, which have inspired, rejuvenated and given courage and spiritual strength to countless generations of Jews and gentiles.

ON on the other hand was too preoccupied with his shameful past to confront the future and change himself for the better. As the Rambam states, the Baal Teshuvah has to become a new person and cease to wallow in past transgressions.

Therefore, the Torah tells us that as Lot was being saved from the destruction of Sodom (B'reishit 19:17) "And he [the angel] said, ‘To save your soul, don't keep looking back.' Thus, the message for us is to not keep looking over our shoulder at past misdeeds but to focus on improving ourselves in the future.

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I would like to add one very important lesson to be learned from the sons of Korach. Hashem ended the fiasco of Korach’s rebellion with the ground opening up and swallowing Korach and his rebellious band, and sending them to a very unpleasant death in a very unpleasant place (use your imagination). The sons of Korach did Teshuvah as the ground opened by admitting that the Torah was the truth and that Moshe was teaching the truth. As Korach’s men were falling, a ridge appeared and saved the sons of Korach. Their last second Teshuvah of turning to Hashem and admitting His truth saved them and completely changed their lives from rebellious individuals to servants of Hashem.

I have said many times that Hashem’s mercy is infinite. Once an individual turns to Hashem and becomes totally aware that the only road to salvation is Hashem, that instant Teshuvah changes us from a lost person to a person of facing a great eternity. It literally can change us from the horrible 2/3rd group to the wonderful 1/3rd group (Zechariah 13:8).

When asked how it will be possible for all the Jews to do Teshuvah and bring the worldwide redemption, it is the simple act of the sons of Korach that gives us the answer. When the earth is shaking and the meteors are falling, or when the ground opens ready to swallow us to a horrible death, the simple act of turning to Hashem changes it all instantly, instant Teshuvah, instant salvation.

Of course, starting right now with that Teshuvah and turning to Hashem immediately could avoid the test of having ground open and scaring us to death. Why wait, do the right thing now and save yourself and your loved ones today. Avoid being scared to death to get you the do the right thing.


It may be thousands of years later, but we also could be a heroes and avoid Korach's mutiny.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Parashat Korach, 21 Sivan 5777, 18.6.17

בס"ד
The Master of this world is good, merciful, loves goodness, honesty and truth, gave laws and rules in the world in order to follow the path of truth and rightness, to correct our virtues, to turn away from evil and to do good.

The parshah of the spies describes exactly what is happening in the world today. Religious Jews or not, have to rise on their own accord, to leave the Diaspora and immigrate to the Holy Land, to leave the materialism, the wicked ways and to go to the Holy Land, urgently.

The Creator continues to destroy. He continues to destroy Europe; He continues to confuse the whole world, except for the Holy Land of Israel. Europe is threatened by nuclear bombs, the United States is threatened by nuclear bombs, but in Holy Land no atomic missile can threaten and disturb.

In Europe, it is dangerous to live because of the madness of the Koreans, the Russians, the Chinese, or the tens and hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees who are destroying and conquering it. And in the United States all the non-Jews hate the Jews. The Jews will soon have very difficult problems there, and anyone who says, 'It will not happen to me' starts a war with the Holy One, blessed be He.

The parshah of the spies was after the Holy One, blessed be He, removed the Israelites from Egypt, redeemed them, and showed great miracles at the sea. They arrive at the Land of Israel and He asked them to enter the Holy Land of their own accord, of their own will and they did not want to enter. He killed all the old male generation in the desert during forty years. This is the first redemption, and so it will be the same in the last redemption with the Messiah. The Holy One, blessed be He, is calling upon all Jews in the world to come and live in the Holy Land of Israel. Some of them are stubborn and some do not want to. Therefore, the Holy One, blessed be He, increases anti-Semitism step by step, every day to a more difficult stage than the day before, increasing the pressure and anti-Semitism against the Jews in the world.

Europe is being wiped out and in the United States the Jews will get in trouble.

The Holy One, Blessed is He, calls upon His children: 'Please come and be under My protection, under My wings in the Holy Land of Israel!' Everything that is happening in the world, the troubles and complications of a country, the problems within a country and a state, conflicts between countries, fires, volcanic eruptions, rivers and streams flooding and earthquakes. The Creator shows the world and the Jews what He can do in the world so that people will understand that their power is not in their hands. In the Land of Israel all is good.

The Holy One, Blessed is He, is entering the minds of people in the world and confusing them among themselves - their sword will pierce their hearts and their bow will break. Everything is done in order to neutralize their thinking about giving away parts and harming the Land of Israel. Jews, immigrate to the Land of Israel!

Government of Israel, develop the Negev, the Western Galilee, the Golan Heights, Binyamin, Samaria, Judea, the Arava and the Jordan Valley.

All the places in the holy Land of Israel, from Eilat to Metulla, through Jerusalem and Ashdod, are all holy and pure. All the lands were delivered by the Israel Defense Forces and returned to the Jewish people.

Gog and Magog is only outside the Land of Israel. Gog and Magog, for those who do not know, it means complications, confusion and wars, floods and natural disasters. Nothing happens in the Land of Israel and it will never happen!

US and Russia, a cat and a mouse, want to rule the Middle East; and, if Russia makes real peace with the US, its economy will go down the drain because they live on ammunition and weapons. Because they are not in peace, Russia sells a lot of ammunition - this is its economy and therefore there is no good friendship between them. The United States has a slippery tongue and speaks obliquely, and Russia, what is in the heart is in the mouth, same thing.

Peace with the Palestinians will not be, because they are liars and because of their desire to destroy the Land of Israel. The United States loves and preserves the Jewish people in order to prevent Russia from joining to the Land of Israel, and if Russia becomes a friend of Israel, the US will weaken, fall apart, and end.

Turkey, Erdogan is acting as if he loves Qatar, because ISIS controls him, and if Erdogan does not like Qatar, ISIS will behead him.

Iran wants to show that it is a powerful country that has the power and seeks challenges to fight.

Syria is being destroyed and erased. All countries are using it to practice, dismantle it and eradicate it from the face of the earth. The media is no longer interested in Syria, interested in Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Egypt.

In England and France severe attacks will continue. Each time a different type of attack occurs, so they will not be detected or suspected.

In the Sinai Desert, ISIS celebrates.

Egypt, keep and watch strongly at the Aswan Dam. Sisi keep your eyes open because the extremist Muslims, Hamas and ISIS are looking for you, and they will do things that will hurt Egypt and Sisi very much, and then the people will turn against Sisi.

Hamas is fighting amongst themselves, killing each other and stealing the money that comes to Palestinian citizens. They will have a great mess; their sword will pierce their hearts. Hamas continues to dig tunnels. They make openings in hiding places so that no one will know where the tunnels start.

Abu Mazen 'plays it' poorly; he lies to everyone and thinks that people believe his lies. All day long, he thinks about how to carry out attacks inside the Land of Israel. He relies on backing from the United Nations, the European Union and the BDS, where all are Muslim and draw strength from them to hurt the Jews.

Nasrallah and Hezbollah, they have neither power nor brains. They know that there is a protector of the Land of Israel, that the Holy One, Blessed be He, Who protects the Land of Israel.

Jordan, millions of refugees eat it and it is still alive, waiting for Trump.

Iraq is continuing to die.

The Holy One, Blessed be He, makes trouble for Trump to prevent him from dealing with the Palestinians and with the issue of peace with Israel. The Holy One, blessed be He, will allow him to deal with all kinds of problems until he realizes that he is one hundred percent with Israel and does not give the Palestinians an inch of the land of Israel! If he understands, this is good; if he does not understand, he will suffer and be preoccupied only with his troubles.

Government of Israel must not be afraid of anyone! Keep the borders of Israel and do not give parts of the Land of Israel, and protect the IDF!

To the people of Israel, everywhere: 'And you will protect yourself' and don’t say, 'It will not happen to me.' The Holy One, Blessed be He, does not want to hear: 'It will not happen to me.' The Holy One, Blessed be He, does not want to hear: right and left. In Heaven there is no Ashkenazi or Sephardic, Lithuanian, ultra-Orthodox, knitted or black skullcap. The Holy One, blessed be He, wants the people of Israel to be united because they have nowhere to go. No country will be prepared to accept the leftists, as long as they are against the right - they all clap their hands and love them.

Dear parents, help the daughters and the sons of Israel. Explain to them how assimilation is a serious problem, so that they will not fall into the trap. Warn them of drugs, gambling, and drinking.

Dear Jews, eat and drink only in strictly kosher restaurants! The gentiles want to harm the Jews through food and to enter restaurants (at a quarter price and for free) sick calves, sheep and birds, which cause the most severe diseases in the human body. It is part of their 'weapons' to destroy the Jews.

All the things and disasters that happen to the people of Israel, it is the responsibility of a person to not choose trouble and death, but to choose life. It's like two drivers who compete with each other; if they do not give in to each other - they get hurt badly, if they give in - they're safe and sound. Hashem gave us the Commandments so that the world would be educated and civilized. The Holy One, blessed be He, makes difficulties for the people of Israel and the world so that they ask for the Messiah.

The Messiah came to save all the people of Israel! He came to save the Jews, to unify and bind them, to solve all the problems and to make them happy. The Messiah is the father of all the Jews! The soul of the Messiah rises every night, protects all the borders of Israel and does not let Gog and Magog come close to Israel!

Getting the Messiah is difficult to achieve, so there is great value when it is difficult to achieve. If it were easy to achieve, people would not appreciate it.

The Messiah cleanses all the cities in the land of Israel. The Messiah is in the minds of all Jews. The Messiah gives blessing to crops and water, fruit and vegetables, science, economics and real estate, studies, prayers, Torah study and complete repentance.

The soul of Messiah disconnects at night from his body, in order to protect Israel - that is his job. This process continues and there is no return; there is only progress until the Holy One, Blessed be He, gives in the heaven and on the earth the long-awaited day of the people of Israel!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tzitzit: A Tikun for the Sin of the Spies (with additional commentary by me)


by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva

Parshat Shelach begins with the Sin of the Spies and ends with the Mitzvah of Tzitzit (the wearing of the fringes on the Tallis, the prayer shawl). Is there a link between the two? To answer this question we must ask another.

What was the sin of the Spies? It cannot be that the sin was the very fact that they were sent. On the contrary, we find the use of spies against the enemy camp in many places. For example, it says, "Moshe sent out men to spy on Ya'azer" (Bamidbar 21:32). Likewise, Yehoshua sent out two spies to see the Land and Jericho. Regarding Gideon we find that Hashem sent him to spy on the Midianite camp to hear what the Midianites were saying so as to be in a stronger position to attack them (Shoftim 7:1 1).

Therefore, Ramban (Bamidbar 13:2) does not view the actual sending of the spies as the sin. On the contrary, he writes; "This is reasonable counsel for all occupying forces. The Torah does not advise relying on miracles in all that one does. Rather, it commands that soldiers, once dispatched, cautiously lay in ambush for the right moment to attack."

If the sin was not in the spies being sent, then what was it? Ramban further refines the question. Seemingly the spies spoke the truth and the report they issued was appropriate to what they had been commanded to find out. They had been asked to see if the soil was rich or weak (Bamidbar 13:20) and they answered that it was rich, and that it was a land flowing with milk and honey. To the question of whether the Land had trees or not, they responded by displaying its fruit, as Moshe had commanded that they do. What then was the sin of the Spies?

Ramban answers that the Spies had been commanded to provide information about the Land, and their sin was that they added their own opinion that the Conquest of the Land would be absolutely impossible to carry out. The Spies conducted themselves like some of our media personalities whose job it is to provide the public with facts and information, and who instead take advantage of the tool in their hands to weave in their own commentary, assessments and opinions. This was the sin of the Spies.

Chatam Sofer in Torat Moshe likewise holds that sending out the spies was appropriate in accordance with wartime practices, because we mustn't rely on miracles, but should conduct ourselves according to the laws of nature. He adds that the spies did not provide false information. Rather, the information they provided should have been given exclusively to Moshe, who had sent them (Bamidbar 13:3). It was for Moshe alone to decide how to use their information. Yet they did not do this. Rather, immediately on the Spies return, "…they brought their report to Moshe, Aharon and the entire Israelite community" (Bamidbar 13:26). They did this with the intention of demoralizing and weakening the Jewish People, like some of the "Spies" of today (Peace Now and J Street).

The Book of Psalms long ago revealed to us that lack of faith and an absence of love of the Land of Israel are the root cause of the sin of the Spies; "They despised the precious land, they did not believe His word" (Psalm 106:24). Therefore, the answer to the confusion and doubt amongst our generation regarding Eretz Yisroel is increased education towards love of the Land, People and Torah of Israel.

That education is to be found at the end of the Parshah of the Spies, which deals with the Mitzvah of Tzitzit. Rav Soloveitchik explains that the blue thread of Tzitzit is a symbol to view world events more deeply than the deep blue sky. The Talmud in Menachot states that the blue thread of Tzitzit reminds us to look up at the blue heavens and to admire the incredible, vast expanse of endless space leading to its source, the Ein Sof - Hashem. As Psalms 19:2 states, "The Heavens tell the glory of G-d."

Also, the Parshah of Tzitzit states, "Do not follow your own ‘spies’ of your hearts and your eyes" - to be misled into sin (Bamidbar 15:39). The Torah concludes the Parshah of the Spies with, "and you shall see Him" meaning to see Hashem in everything in nature (Bamidbar 15:40). Thus the GEMATRIA (numerical value) of the word nature in Hebrew HATEVA equals EL O HIM (G-d). We must teach ourselves to view world events as they really are, as the Torah views them, and not to be deceived by superficial appearances.

This idea applies especially to the Land of Israel. Eretz Yisroel is a land overflowing with beauty and sanctity. Some of its beautiful qualities are revealed, and others are hidden beneath the surface. In a similar sense, the righteous one among the Spies, Kalev ben Yefuneh, saw only the good in Eretz Yisroel, unlike his colleagues, who were deceived by the superficial problems they saw here. Thus, he was called KALEV, the same root as the word KELEV (dog), because a dog is always digging beneath the surface to find the buried treasure.

So too, a Jew in the Land of Israel has to plumb the depths to discover the hidden treasure, beauty and sanctity, concealed in Eretz Yisroel.
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I would like to add a note about the righteous women in the desert. The women did not believe the report of the 10 spies, but were much more realistic about the good report of Kalev and Joshua. The men were punished with the reminder of having to wear Tzitzit, but were also told that when they pray they will have to be in a quorum of as least ten men. These punishments did not apply to women (both then and now), since women are at a higher spiritual level and didn’t see the negative but the positive of the report of the spies.

I remember about 25 years ago a Jewish woman who worked in our office. She was a member of a Conservative Synagogue and came to me one day with an announcement. She said: you probably don’t agree with this, but I just purchased my woman’s Tallis. I told her that it wasn’t me that she should worry about, but instead what Hashem had to say about her wearing a Tallis. I told her the story of the Spies and how men were punished because of their poor judgment and lack of trust in Hashem. I mentioned that Jewish women are on a higher spiritual level, and that if she wanted to lower herself to the level of a man that was her decision. I told her how hard I work to try to approach the higher level of a woman and how ironic it is that uneducated women think that Tallis and Tefillin is a privilege for men instead of a crutch to bring the man closer to the level that a woman has naturally. She was totally silent, but it didn’t make any difference. I am sure it gave her something to think about.

I had this same discussion with the leader of the Women of the Wall, who think that they are being discriminated against by not being able to wear Tallis and Tefillin. I got even less of a response from them since they are being paid by a Jew-hating organization to go to the wall and fight Hashem. It is so difficult to tell these women that the little pay that they are receiving now will be infinitely offset by the punishment later.

Hashem’s plan is perfect. People’s flawed opinion is dangerous. As I have said “Ignorance is not bliss, ignorance is very dangerous.” Whatever Hashem tells us to do, man or woman, it is for our benefit, for our growth and for our well-being. Those who think they know better than Hashem will find out the hard way exactly what they threw away.

Two additional notes.  The Women of the Wall is such a staged fiasco, that some of the women hired to go to the wall aren't even Jewish.  I guess we have to get actresses wherever we can. 

I have been asked why women are at a higher spiritual level.  Very simply: women can experience life growing within them, men can't.  We also see it manifested throughout scriptures how men make mistakes, and the women are much more rational in serving Hashem.    

Sunday, June 18, 2017

This Explains It All

בס"ד
I would like to give you some insight as to why the world is the way it is and even why history was so chaotic and full of turmoil. What I will be explaining is from Kabbalistic sources so I start off with a disclaimer: I can only give you the details as I learned them and have no idea of the deep ramifications (it is beyond human comprehension). Am I off the hook? I will only accept easy questions.

Let us talk of the beginning of humankind. All my references to Adam are for all people, men and women, since Adam and Eve were created as a single being and were later separated into two distinct individuals. What is important for our purpose is that they did not start out as human beings as is familiar to us. They were at a very high spiritual level. When Adam ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he did it for a very positive reason. He was very close to Hashem but wanted to be even closer. Even though he knew everything he needed to know about the world, he had a great desire to know more. Adam saw this tree as an opportunity to possibly be at the same level as Hashem. Once again, this was out of love for Hashem, since Adam was already at a very high spiritual level. What actually changed after he ate? In Hebrew there are two words that sound the same (unless you are Israeli and can hear the subtle difference) but have one letter difference giving it a different meaning. The word is “ohr.” If spelled with the Hebrew letter alef, it means light. If spelled with an ayin it means skin. When Adam sinned his size was greatly reduced (he was a giant before and now was the size of a human being of today) and the covering of his body was changed from pure light to skin as we know it. In essence he went from being a spiritual being to a physical being. This is really when he became a human being that we can relate to. His knowledge was greatly changed since he now was aware of both good and evil. This is when he became aware of his lack of body covering as an example.

So far so good (I hope). Now we get into the spiritual change. The following explanation is an over simplification of a very difficult concept to understand (the part that is beyond our comprehension). Adam’s soul was actually the soul of all humankind. We were all part of Adam. When he sinned the sparks of his soul were shattered like a broken vessel and scattered throughout the world. This is the reason that the people are throughout the world since the perfection of the world requires the gathering of these sparks to bring the soul of Adam together again. Of course, most of the souls were placed in Heaven – also known as the World of Souls. That occurred with the plan that the souls would come to Earth throughout history to effect the perfection of the Earth and the perfection of each individual soul, us. In other words, history was a gathering of the sparks to make whole the vessel again.

A side note of interest. Where we were as individuals within Adam’s soul determined what part of the world mission for which we would be responsible. If we were the hands of Adam we would come to Earth as a skilled individual working with the hands. If we were part of his brain, we would be of high intelligence here. A soul from his heart might be a very righteous individual. I won’t cover any not so favorable parts – use your imagination. The point is we as the whole of society know why the world has the tremendous variety of skills and intelligence levels. It is interesting to ponder the individual location that you may have occupied in Adam.

What purpose is served by all this? Hashem is allowing very important and wonderful accomplishments by this scenario. One is that Adam (and all of us) had to be sent down to a very low spiritual level in order to gather the sparks. By doing this we are given the opportunity upon completion to surge upward almost like a slingshot effect to a spiritual level even higher than what Adam started with. When the redemption comes and the perfection is put into place, eventually we will experience a level that is close to Hashem beyond our comprehension. In essence, Adam’s desire to reach a much higher level will be accomplished.

There is another aspect of this plan that is not so obvious. Hashem is perfect. Within His perfection is all imperfection. Meaning, that Hashem is complete with everything. Hashem wanted to demonstrate His wholeness by creating this world and us as imperfect beings. At the same time we are being brought to a level of perfection at the end, we have been the vehicle to show that all levels of imperfection exist within Hashem’s perfection. We can glean from all this some of the very difficult concepts that we questioned at the beginning. Why has history been so chaotic full of turmoil? We can now see that the gathering of the sparks had to be done at all levels including the lowest level of our existence. The levels had to include the lowest of evil to the highest of goodness. The levels had to include all the imperfection that exists within the wholeness and perfection of Hashem. Hashem is everything, there is none else. As part of Hashem we were the vehicle to demonstrate His wholeness. The good news is all the sparks have been gathered. The history used to demonstrate His wholeness is complete. This is why I am convinced that the time of our redemption and the introducing of the Messiah are imminent. All is complete, the work is done – the future looks tremendous.

I didn’t say this was going to be simple to understand; but, my purpose in trying to explain this is to encourage everyone to gain the maximum place in the sun, so to speak. We now have the opportunity to obtain the highest spiritual level that Adam craved. It is available to each and every one of us. The last minute acts of rectification will change our eternity for the absolute best. Don’t waste the opportunity. Return to Hashem for everything. Know that everything that Hashem does He does for us and it is for the good. You and your loved ones will see a level of happiness and fulfillment that is beyond our human comprehension and that is the Absolute Truth. Accept it, live it and enjoy it.

We are very close to the worldwide redemption. The only delay is Hashem, in His infinite mercy, giving us as individuals more time to perfect ourselves, more time to do individual Teshuvah and be as perfect as possible before “the great day of Hashem.” I often have quoted Zechariah 13:8 about the 2/3rd of the population not surviving (and with great suffering) and the 1/3rd of the population who will survive and go on to the wonderful new world of truth and happiness. I have never included the next verse of Zechariah 13:9 which gives additional information for the fortunate 1/3rd group who survive. The verse reads:
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say: 'It is My people,' and they shall say: 'The L-RD is my G-d.'
This verse is telling us that all the people who survive will be purified before they can live in this tremendous world of truth and goodness. How much purification will each of us need? The old answer of measure for measure “whatever we need.” In other words, as I have stated so many times the more we do now the less we will need to be fixed later. The more we purify our soul now with Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedukah, Torah study, helping others and doing the Mitzvot, the less we need later to enter the kingdom of Hashem for all eternity. I can’t stress enough the importance of each second of each day that we are living now before the great Day of Judgment. Each of us as individuals must come as close to Hashem as possible NOW!!!

The messages from Hashem are getting more intense every day, telling us that we are running out of time. The individuals who are taking this seriously are the most favored to survive and thrive and face a much better future than thought possible. The skeptics are fools who will find out soon the folly of their ways. The evil ones will be gone with great suffering for themselves and their loved ones who depend on them.

None of this is speculation; we have thousands of years of prophecies and history fulfilling those prophecies as absolute proof. The skeptics are the ones who don’t study, don’t research the truth, but just sit back with their flawed human logic and make up fantasy.

One last note: the idea of moving to Israel is one of all-of-a-sudden putting yourself and loved ones on the much higher level of purification. I have mentioned that the good people of the world will survive, but what that survival will entail is up to each individual. After the great day of Hashem, the purification that will be needed for the surviving group with either be easy or intense. Being in Israel will afford each of us a much higher level of holiness and a much easier entrance into the world of goodness. Once again, this is not speculation, but fact. The foolish skeptic will find out the hard way.

I know that I repeat myself constantly, but yet I still get many Emails telling me how little my readers are actually doing. Most have a wait-and-see attitude. Most have a “I want Moshiach now,” attitude, thinking that all their problems will just vanish. That is possible, but only for the individuals who prepare now. The “I am good to go” or the “wait and see” groups are in for a very rude awakening. I will only say this a thousand more times: 
Get to work; your entire future and the future of your loved ones depend on your actions NOW!!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

When is Lashon Harah a Mitzvah?

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by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A very Interesting Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Parashat Shelach, 14 Sivan 5777, 11.6.17

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The King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He, leads all this world, all the worlds belong to Him and He created the earth solely for His glory. The Holy One, blessed be He, created people, animals and beasts, birds and fish on earth in His honor, and created the Jewish people in His honor only!

We are at a time when the whole world is complicated and confused, and continues to get more complicated and confused. The world will go on and on, problems will be stronger and stronger, except for the holy Land of Israel, which is protected from every missile and every trouble. The Creator of the universe is closing an account with the whole world; He purifies and cleanses the whole world to bring about a new world. The Creator began slowly in 1948, and during the last seven years, until this moment, He increases the blows on the earth, the most severe blows will continue and intensify until everyone understands that there is a Creator of the world who leads it and wants everyone to repent and follow: 'Love thy neighbor as thyself' and live with unselfish love.

The Creator uses the verse "Their sword will pierce their hearts" - they will kill each other everywhere in the world, "and their bow will break" - the missiles will explode inside the launching facilities. Every barrel and missile aimed at the Land of Israel, the Creator of the universe breaks and turns. This is what is meant by "and their bow will break," the bow will break and the arrow will fly to the target from which it was sent, because when the bow breaks, the arrow will change direction.

Those who have eyes and ears in their heads must see and hear what is happening in the world; the whole mess - and in the Land of Israel nothing happens! In the land of Israel we have the best economy. Building is going on in the Holy Land of Israel. The Land of Israel is waiting with its hands and arms open to accept all the Jews of the world! It is worthwhile for them. Jews should 'run on foot' to the Holy Land. If you stay there, you lose; you lose everything! The Creator of the world will not wait for you. The Creator has been warning us from 1948 until now; and, for the past seven years He has been warning strongly.

Every country and state in the world, except for the Land of Israel, that 'digs a hole' for another country in order to overthrow it, will fall by itself. Whoever digs a hole for his friend to drop in it will fall in it. Measure for measure this is the way the world was created.

Iran sends ammunition and weapons in all kinds of ways in order to interfere with the Land of Israel, indirectly. The Creator began to beat it and this will continue to increase; it will be severely beaten. They feel confident having missiles and planes, but for the Creator everything is sand and dust.

Trump, what he's saying is not what his heart believes. He has power, wisdom, and knowledge, and knows exactly what he is doing. He knows that the government of Israel is forbidden to give up an inch of the Holy Land! Trump loves the Jews in the Land of Israel. The Jews in the US are not liked by anyone.

In the United States, in South and North America, they hate the Jews and they are preventing them from living with dignity.

No one can harm and disturb the Holy Land of Israel. Anyone who tried, was erased from the earth, and it will continue.

Abu Mazen has decided to change his path so that they will say that he is loyal and loves peace. He is like a cobra that makes itself look dead and attacks whoever gets close to him. Everything is one big whole show; they do not have a soul that is part of Hashem in Heaven; and, they will never walk in the path of righteousness.

Turkey reveals its true face; they talk about Qatar but stay in touch with them. All the forgery is revealed – ISIS is doing it through Erdogan, and Erdogan is afraid that ISIS will cut his head off and so he listens to them when they tell him to stay with Qatar. The Holy One, blessed be He, reveals them all.

Russia, nothing interests it, just to produce ammunition and weapons, they love the Jews in the Land of Israel.

Syria is being wiped out and destroyed. Everyone bombs it and everyone uses it for training. It is amazing to see the work of the Holy One, Blessed be He!

Hezbollah and Nasrallah are deep in the mud and want to prove they exist. The Creator has turned the backs of their supporters on them (Syria and Iran); they are experiencing a very complicated situation with the events occurring in Syria; everything is like a big mess.

Hamas continues to dig tunnels. They are afraid that they will not get money, so they are working in slow motion. Money keeps them from going crazy. In the Gaza Strip they eat each other daily.

China, Japan and other countries, copy and steal Israeli patents. Jews must not sell patents; leave everything in the Land of Israel. The Land of Israel and the Jewish mind are one. The Jewish mind invents patents because the soul is connected to the Holy One, blessed be He.

In Egypt the hunger is heavy, and Sisi makes efforts to stop the troubles in Egypt and tries to overcome all the obstacles. The extremist Moslems and ISIS are making a mess.

Iraq is being destroyed.

Jordan is full of refugees, millions. Every day it dies a little more.

Every country that wants to spoil and harm Israel, the Holy One, blessed be He, will give them the ten plagues in the most difficult manner. The Creator of the world is making all the nations of the world like the Tower of Babel, except for Israel. They fight each other; but in Israel the borders are surrounded by a cloud of fire; the Holy One, blessed be He, from above envelops the land of Israel with a dome; and, the Messiah is in the Holy Land of Israel! His job to help every Jew; the choice is in the hands of each Jew. Life and death are in the hands of the Holy One, blessed be He, which soul to leave and which soul to rise. It is possible to pray that the decree will be annulled, but in the end, the Holy One, Blessed be He, will decide what to do. Everyone should be strong and have faith in the Holy One, Blessed is He. Every Jew who acknowledges and knows the goodness of the Holy One, Blessed be He, will be blessed by Heaven. It hurts, it hard, but despite everything, you have to move the pain aside and open a new path, then you will get help from the Holy One, blessed be He.

The Israel Defense Forces and the Jews in Israel, need to be vigilant in East Jerusalem and everywhere. Some of the gentiles with blue identity cards are very dangerous. The blue ID allows them to move from place to place as if they had a type of license to kill Jews.

The government of Israel and every Jew must work honestly and truthfully. This brings joy, peace and success. Anyone who does not follow the path of God will have the opposite way; it will not happen in many years, they will be caught shortly.

Those who know the Messiah, merit; and those who do not, must work hard to reach the Messiah. Whoever mocks ridicules and chuckles, Heaven is not favorable towards him.

Dear Jews, you have to understand well: this generation is the last generation to discover Messiah! All the remnants of the repairs from all previous generations have all gathered to this generation; and, this generation is the last to be repaired; there will be no more generation to repair. The end of the correction of all generations rests on this generation; the last generation of the world repair is the generation of the Messiah King!

Everything that happens in the world today, in this generation, all natural disasters, accidents of airplanes and ships, floods and eruptions volcanoes, everything is related to salvation and Messiah! Anyone who is wise and has eyes in his head can see what Hashem is doing in the world.

The Messiah is next to the simple, innocent and humble people. For all the gigglers and mockers, I have for them a gift to save their lives forever, it is the Messiah. They will pay heavier, heavier, because it reminds Hashem that when Moses descended from Heaven with the tablets of the Law, they mocked and made a calf.

The Messiah has not yet been discovered in public. It is not too late, nothing has happened; rely on our Creator! The Holy One, blessed be He, can announce the revelation of the Messiah in the middle of the night; He can proclaim when you sleep that the Messiah is present and exists and has gone out in public! The decision of the United Nations General Assembly to establish the Holy Land of Israel was also during the night. The Holy One, Blessed be He, will come at night to every Jew to reveal to him the name of the Messiah and his revelation in public! There are shofars ready in heaven and in Israel!

After the Messiah is revealed in public, people will have a light and constant joy, everything will be true - true joy! Everyone will see eye to eye with the King Messiah!

When Messiah will be revealed, the sky will be yellow, light blue and purple. These three colors will surround the Messiah – his area of residence, and it will be around him wherever he is!


Courtesy of "Tair Neri" Website

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hashem is Consistent

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I have mentioned on many occasions that the details of the upcoming worldwide redemption, the Geula, are a repeat of the first Geula when we left Egypt. Although the details are brought down in many places, the best prophecy on the subject is found in the prophet Micah 7:15 and 16. It says:

15 As in the days when you left the land of Egypt I will show it wonders.
16 The nations will see and be ashamed of all their [unavailing] power; they will place a hand over [their] mouth; their ears will become deaf.
17 They will lick the dirt like the snake and like creatures that crawl on the ground; they will tremble from their places of confinement; they will fear HASHEM our G-d and be afraid of you.
18 Who is a G-d like You, Who pardons iniquity and overlooks transgression for the remnant of His heritage? He does not maintain His wrath forever, for He desires kindness.
Commentary:
7:15-16 Hashem responds with a pledge of great miracles.
7:17 the prophet describes the final humbling of the nations, and their awe and reverence for Hashem and Israel (Radak).
A note from me: in verse 17 it mentions the fear of Hashem of the people in their “places of confinement.” Does that sound like the evil ones in their underground fortresses, who are hiding from the devastation, while we are above in harm’s way?

Very simply put, Hashem is consistent. As we left Egypt with a slave mentality and were not able to fully serve Hashem, do the Teshuvah we needed to help us reach total redemption, Hashem miraculously helped us. Unfortunately, during the 40 years in the desert, we reverted back to our flawed human ways, which continued to plague us up to this day.

In His great mercy, Hashem is now providing the same help to bring us into the time of a final worldwide redemption. This time there is no backsliding possible since the entire world will be different. What miraculous changes will happen to secure a world of complete happiness, no problems, no evil, no hatred, only truth, only peace? We will no longer have a Yetzer Harah, which means that all the good people who go on to this world of love and truth will only want to serve Hashem wholeheartedly. Hashem will no longer be hidden behind nature, which means that when we are totally aware of Hashem we will experience a level of joy and happiness beyond our wildest human imagination.

Over Shabbos I received a very definite premonition of the date of the Moshiach, Nibiru and the Geula. I of course cannot say the date which is top secret (the end of Daniel). I still believe is it not too far away.  The more important thought is that our time for doing Teshuvah is very limited. We must take advantage of this opportunity to make our eternity that much greater.

I remember hearing from a prominent Rabbi of the past that one of the greatest types of pain that we can experience for eternity is remorse. In the near future when we realize how little additional Teshuvah, additional correction we could have done in these last days and what tremendous benefit it would have had forever and ever, we could kick ourselves for not doing the right thing, for being complacent and thinking that Moshiach will solve all our problems. I have said it many times: NOW IS THE TIME TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS AND GO INTO OUR ETERNITY AT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL, CLOSER TO HASHEM.

If we truly are talking a short time to the end, please, please, please help yourselves and your loved ones to have it all.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Eternal Message of the Manna, or Let Gratitude be Your Attitude

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by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva

"And now, our life is dried up, there is nothing, we have nothing but the Manna" (Bamidbar 11). Rashi states that Hashem remarked: "Look at what My children complain about, the wonderful and delicious Manna."

My Rebbe, Rav Pam says that Hashem’s comment continues to reverberate to this very day - "Look what my children complain about."

Rav Pam would say that a tired husband returns from work and finds his kids toys all over the floor. He had a very stressful day at work, and angrily shouts at his wife: "What kind of house are you running, why aren't the kids toys put away?" The upset husband doesn't realize how many couples have gone through much anguish and agony in the hopes of having a child. What would they not give to have a house messed up with toys and dirty diapers all over? So Hashem says, "Look at what my children complain about."

Three times a day we recite the Amida prayer and say "We thank You G-d" for even what we consider to be small favors. Moshe's sharpest rebuke to the Jewish People was that they were ingrates (Avodah Zara 5). Should we not be ashamed that we so often fail to appreciate Hashem's loving-kindness?

According to R. Bachya and Sefer HaChinuch, Judaism is all about expressing our gratitude and appreciation to Hashem for all Hc does for us. Our mission as Jews is to inculcate the character trait of being grateful and expressing appreciation to Hashem and any person that benefits us and does kindness to us.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Why is Nibiru so Important?

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Don kass has left a new comment on your post "Nibiru Update???":
Rabbi,
The very fact that this deep truth of the world is revealed to the simple Jew, is the biggest proof that Moshiach is almost here, not Nibiru. Hashem is bringing Truth back to the masses whoever wants to listen, right before the final redemption. We are talking about subjects that are so deep that we should not be grasping so easily reaching our Souls on such deep levels. B"h
My Response:

You are absolutely correct that everything that is happening in the world is a sign that we are in the end of days and about to receive the worldwide redemption and Moshiach. There is no mystery to all the craziness and chaos happening on planet Earth. Everything is in the prophecies of the Tenach, the Talmud, the Zohar, the Midrash and even the commentary of our great sages. We were told thousands of years ago what would happen in the end, and sure enough, just look out your window, it is obvious.

There is one little correction I would like to make to your statement: “the biggest proof that Moshiach is almost here, not Nibiru.” As was talked about in the blog many times the Torah has all the answers, but most of the time the answers are very hidden, very deep and not so obvious (and almost never in English). I am referring to the most profound prophecy in the Torah of the coming of Moshiach. It is amazing to find information that told us miraculously when it will happen and even hinting to the name of Moshiach. How was that for a loaded statement?

The verses to which I refer is in Parashat Balak, Balaam's Last Prophecy, Numbers 24:14 to 19.
14 And now, behold! I go to my people. Come, I shall advise you what this people will do to your people in the End of Days.
15 He declaimed his parable and said: 'The words of Balaam son of Beor, the words of the man with the open eye.
16 "The words of one who hears the sayings of G-d, and knows the knowledge of the Supreme One, who sees the vision of Shak-ai, while fallen and with uncovered eyes.
17 "I shall see him, but not now, I shall look at him, but it is not near. A star has issued from Jacob and a scepter-bearer has risen from Israel, and he shall pierce the nobles of Moab and undermine all the children of Seth.
18 "Edom shall be a conquest and Seir shall be the conquest of his enemies - and Israel will attain success.
19 "One from Jacob shall rule and destroy the remnant of the city."
I studied the commentary for these verses and discovered very interesting facts. First some commentary:

17. I shall see him, but not now. Balaam spoke about the very distant future of the Jewish people, the time when the final Messianic redemption would come. Thus, his entire series of pronouncements encompassed four periods in Jewish history: in the Wilderness (23:7-10); their impending conquest of the Land (23:18-24); their period of greatness after conquering the Land and their surrounding enemies (24:3-9); and now of the End of Days (Ramban).

A star has issued from Jacob. Though speaking of future Jewish kings, Balaam spoke in the past tense, for it is common in prophecy that the prophet "sees" the subject of his speech as clearly as if it had already taken place. The star is a king, and the scepter is the royal power to overcome opposition and bring everyone under his sway (Rashi). This Jewish king will defeat the nobles of Moab as well as the entire world. Seth was the son of Adam and Eve who became the ancestor of all mankind, so that the children of Seth are all the people on the face of the earth.

The identity of this "king" is the subject of dispute. According to Rashi and Ibn Ezra, it is David, the first great conqueror among Jewish kings, who was victorious over Moab (II SamueL 8:2). As noted above, however, Ramban interprets this entire passage with reference to Messianic times. According to him, Messiah is called a "star" - more likely a shooting star, or meteor - because he will have to flash across heaven, visible to the whole world, as it were, to gather in Jews from their dispersion. At that time, Moab will not be spared, even though the Jews of Balak's generation were commanded not to conquer Moab.

18. His enemies. Seir and Edom - the two names of Esau's descendants - will fall to his enemy, Israel, and become its possession. Verse 19 concludes this aspect of the prophecy by saying that Israel will dominate Edom and destroy its most prominent city (Rashi). This describes the End of Days, because the current dispersion is called the Edomite Exile, during which Israel is considered to be under the dominion of Edom. This will end when Edom's power is broken (Ramban).

Note: Throughout history the commentary refer to Xtianity as Edom. The Arizal stated that Esav came back, was reincarnated, as JC to continue his effort to kill his brother Yaakov – which has happened for the past two thousand years. The prominent city of Edom is Rome throughout scriptures, but in recent times Rome, Maryland, which was renamed Washington DC, is considered the main city of Edom. The book of Obadiah is the prophecy in the end of days of the end of Edom, the end of Xtianity (verse 18 above).

I also did a Torah codes search of these verses:

Numbers 24:14-17 has Nibiru encoded across these verses with a skip of 39, which is the Gematria of לבוא - to come.

The month of Sivan does not appear across these verses at all.

The months of Av and Elul are encoded here and many places in Tenach.

What I learned from the commentary is that the Star and the Moshiach are considered the same. The coming of the star, Nibiru, means the coming of the King Moshiach.

That made me very curious about what has already transpired. All the evidence (pictures, effects on the Earth, the sun, the moon, all the planets) are from the dwarf star Nibiru and its planets and debris field. We see in the Torah codes that Nibiru would flyby and Moshiach would come.

What fascinates me is that we have received messages saying that we are not worthy of Moshiach. Did that change “the placement of Nibiru and when it would physically pass the Earth?” I concluded with a big: YES, THE ONE WHO IS TELLING US THAT WE ARE NOT READY FOR MOSHIACH IS THE ONE CONTROLLING NIBIRU AND ITS PATH!!!!!!!

We have talked quite a bit about how history repeats itself. Specifically how everything that happened in the first Geula will happen in the final Geula, except more miraculously. When we arrived at Mount Sinai, we still were not ready for the Torah to be presented, as our situation these days in receiving Moshiach. We still lacked faith in Hashem, as we do now. The only way that we would be prepared was after we all did Teshuvah – after we all realized Who was the Only Source of Infinite Power, the only One Who was running the whole show.

It is brought down that we will get Moshiach when all the Jews do Teshuvah. Is it possible for all the Jews in the world to do Teshuvah? The same thing happened at Mount Sinai. Even after the plagues, the miracles of how Hashem took us out of Egypt and all the miracles at the Sea of Reeds, the Israelites still needed help before they could receive the Torah. The only way that it would happen, that all the Israelites would do Teshuvah was to be frightened into submission. Hashem knew that all had to see His power in the most convincing way.

At Mount Sinai, with the fire and smoke and the mountain hanging over our heads was a scene of totally scary chaos. Then Hashem spoke two commandments, and we were so panicky that we told Moshe: “you tell us the commandments; we are too afraid to hear it from Hashem directly.” Then we did Teshuvah when we all said “Na’aseh V’nishmah, we will do and then we will hear/understand.”

So how will Hashem repeat the scary chaos this time? How will Hashem cause us all to do Teshuvah and submit to His will completely? Soon we will have a star hanging over our heads and the earth will quake and the volcanoes will all erupt and the asteroids and meteors will come raining down throughout the world. The chaos and scariness will be worse than Mount Sinai for it will be worldwide.

It sounds like the same story happening again. When will we all do Teshuvah? When the mountain, excuse me, the star is frightening us to death and we all say: “ENOUGH, HELP US HASHEM!!!” We have been seeing the plagues on Earth for a while (that could be a separate book written on the subject). We have seen the earthquake increase, the volcanic eruption increase, the sinkholes worldwide, the Earth shifting axis, the magnetic pole shift, the weather craziness, the modern day Pharaoh wanting to kill us, the fulfillment of just about all of the prophecies for the end of days, etc, etc, etc. Are we scared enough yet? Obviously, as we were in Egypt and beyond, we were oblivious to how bad things are getting. I guess we need the ultimate scary event – a star with its estimated seven planets, and millions of miles of debris causing such changes on earth including killing 2/3rd of the population (Zechariah 13:8), before we will all do Teshuvah and bring Moshiach.

I want to state one very important concept to each person reading this. We, like the Israelites leaving Egypt, are on our own to either follow Hashem and gain all the goodness He is planning to bestow upon us, or act with flawed human emotions and ignore Hashem’s instructions. I will say it again for the thousandth time we are about to receive, measure for measure, what we deserve, what we need. Those who are still skeptical (and I still get plenty of ignorant Emails proving the skepticism) should just take a gun and shoot themselves in the foot – it will be a lot less painful.

I have shown such proof from over many, many sources, mostly from Hashem, that the end is here and that Moshiach is imminent. Yet, I still get readers who ignore it completely and say “I hope it will be this year.” A statement like that shows a total lack of faith in the messages coming from Hashem.

I have said many times: we are not waiting for Moshiach, he is waiting for us. I have heard from Gedolim that the biggest problem that we have is complacency. When I tell most observant Jews that we are very close to the final redemption and Moshiach they almost always answer: We have heard that before. In other words, as long as we answer that way we are saying: Moshiach will never come, because we are not waiting for him, chas v’shalom. Hashem answers that statement with: If you are satisfied being without Moshiach, you will wait longer.

If instead all Jews would say: we have had enough of this evil, crazy upside-down world, WE WANT MOSHIACH NOW!!! Then Hashem instantly would reply: Now you have caught on, here he is.

So, when will Moshiach be introduced? When we want him to be introduced; when we finally catch on to the idea that Hashem is waiting for us. Can we demand Moshiach like that? That is exactly what Hashem wants from us. That is the Teshuvah we need to be doing.

I must throw in one more ingredient. Achdus. Unity. When we show love for each other and cooperate with each other and realize we are all on the same team, wanting the same thing, Moshiach will be introduced. We lost the 2nd Temple because of baseless hatred. We acted as human beings and blamed everyone else for our problems instead of taking personal responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in the world and personally. The good news is that Hashem’s plan includes scaring us into working together. It is interesting how people are so apart, blaming each other for their woes, until disaster strikes. Then, miraculously we huddle together in the corner and turn to Hashem for help.

The disaster is already occurring, the worse part, the part that makes us work together, is coming. We will also see the difference between the 1/3rd group and the 2/3rd group. The 1/3rd group will miraculously help each other knowing that Hashem will provide for all. The 2/3rd group will kill each other for food and vitals to live. That is why they will be gone from the earth.

One more prophecy that we have talked about repeatedly. The end of the prophet Malachi talks of a sun (the star, Nibiru) that will heal the righteous, the 1/3rd group and wipe out the wicked, the 2/3rd group. It is totally consistent throughout the Jewish Bible how the end will occur. By the way Nibiru is encoded across the verses of Malachi as well. Just make sure that you and your loved ones are in the good group.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Source of Your Strength, the Blind Justice Richard Bernstein

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Please watch this very inspiring video about a Jew whose life was as challenging as can be. He knew the challenge, but also knew how to use it to his advantage:
Also read the article from Aish.com that introduced us to this amazing individual. Don’t miss a word since it ends off with the true inspiration:

http://www.aish.com/sp/so/The-Blind-Judge.html#.WTYuiqUF1zo.mailto

We have talked about how each of us has a life to accomplish in this world. Some came to this last of reincarnations with much accomplished and little more to do; some find challenges that are insurmountable. Whatever our burden in life, it is measure for measure what we need, and it is worth the effort for the great eternity our soul has available.

Justice Richard Bernstein met the challenge over and above what most of us could ever do. The more inspiring concept is how he uses his life's challenges to help others; that is what Hashem wants from each of us.  Justice Bernstein will receive a Tikun of such a high spiritual level. We should all be in awe of what this little time on Earth means, and how it could lead to a tremendous eternity beyond human comprehension. This is how one extraordinary individual is doing it, B”H. With a positive attitude, there are no limits. Knowing Hashem is there to help, makes it all work.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Parashat Beha'alotecha, 10 Sivan 5777 (4/6/2017)

בס"ד
The Holy One, blessed be He, created the world in His honor only. He created humans, animals and beasts on the earth, birds and fish, created the land and the sea, the wind, the fire, the water and the earth.

What is faith in the Holy One, blessed be He? Faith is something you do not see or hear, but you believe it exists. You do not see the Holy One, Blessed is He, nor hear Him, but everything begins with Him and ends with Him! Everything that happens in the world, the Holy One, blessed be He, does and man chooses for good or evil. The Creator allows the world to behave in nature, as usual, but the wheel is in His hands. No matter how fast and direction the world is going - the Holy One, Blessed is He, holds the wheel, to the ultimate goal, the result is directed by the Creator! People can choose the crooked path, but in the end, whatever Hashem wants will come out.

The Creator holds all the presidents and prime ministers on strings like dolls.

Trump is a smart man and a great trader; he knows how to work. He made deals with the Arabs around Israel, in order to maintain contact with them and so they will not work with the Russians and the Iranians. He wants quietly to gain their trust in the US; Trump knows exactly what to do, and the Israeli government must not pressure Trump, and they do not need to be pressured by what he does. He is supervised by the Holy One, blessed be He. We must make our best efforts.

What the Holy One, blessed be He, wants: the main thing is that the Israeli government will not give up an inch of the Holy Land! It is worth a billion times the transfer of the embassy to Jerusalem. To this the Holy One, blessed be He, expects the Government of Israel and the Jewish people to fight in every direction! Do not believe the Palestinians, Hamas or any country in the world, do not be afraid of any prime minister or president; do not be afraid of their threats. Their desire is to throw the Jews into the sea; they do not care about the Holy Land. This is what the Holy One, blessed be He, speaks of.

Government of Israel, focus solely on the Holy Land, and not giving up the Holy Land! No matter where the embassy is, the main thing is not to divide Jerusalem! Jerusalem is the capital of Israel; it is the heart of the Jewish people, the heart of heaven and earth - do not touch this heart! You were warned by the Almighty - watch out.

Trump wants to make peace; he wants to silence the Arabs without harming Israel. Do not speak badly about Trump and about the US, just good.

All European countries will be full of refugees and Muslims. In their Ramadan they kill other peoples. They want to rule the world, started small, now they are big. If European countries continue to fall asleep, they will find themselves working for Muslims.

Jews of Europe escape from Europe. Jews of the United States flee the United States. Jews, escape from all over the world, it does not belong to your soul. This is not your place of residence. You're there just because of the money and the materialism. In the end, you will not leave with as much property as they left Egypt. In the plague of darkness, many of the children of Israel died because they mocked Moses and the Holy One, blessed be He, over the issue of the exodus from Egypt. Do not try the Holy One, Blessed is He, whoever tried, they came for him from Heaven

Russia, is not interested in anything, only the sale of arms and ammunition; this is the source of its work and income.

Iran begins to swell and swell until it will swell as a peacock; they brag about their achievements in nuclear development. The Holy One, Blessed be He, says to them: 'Just think of launching a missile in the direction of Israel, and what I did to Syria I will do to you a million times.' Iran will be erased from the face of the earth.

The Holy One, blessed be He, fought the wars of Israel for the Jews in Israel. He fights for us all around us, above and below us, only so all will be good for the Jews! So they will know their Creator and return to Him with great love!

Syria, fighting and fighting, being killed and killing, each time another country comes to bomb. Syria is a training ground for air, sea and land corps of all the armies of the world. A training ground for their old ammunition that they want to get rid of, and new ammunition that wants to test its effectiveness.

Hezbollah and Nasrallah cannot get ammunition from Iran, because every convoy is blown up. IDF blows it up, or other armies, or Hashem, so Hezbollah is silenced and paralyzed, cannot do anything, and is afraid to finish the ammunition it has.

In Lebanon they want to live as in Europe, as if they were modern. Want to eat and drink, live the moment and enjoy the moment.

The Palestinians, Hamas and Abu Mazen are happy, dancing and rejoicing that Trump did not transfer the embassy to Jerusalem.

In Egypt and the Sinai desert there is a war of survival; every day a lot of people are killed. ISIS wants to rule and the extremist Muslims want to rule; there is a heavy hunger in Egypt. Sisi is not calm; he is afraid that they will hurt him and he does not know who to trust. He must take care of himself and must not believe his guards. In Egypt they eat each other - a land that eats its inhabitants.

Turkey ISIS controls instead of Erdogan. Erdogan wants help from Israel secretly, not openly. He is afraid that they will say he cooperates with Israel. He signed a contract agreement with ISIS; he will not bother them and they will not bother him. The rebels will not give up; they will continue to make a revolution.

Iraq - the Tower of Babel in continuation, there is no stability, Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jordan is waiting for Obama and Trump's promises. Waiting to see what would happen. Israel is protecting Jordan, and so Jordan is sitting quietly.

In East Jerusalem and the surrounding area, this is the calm before the storm.

Abu Mazen acts as if he is naïve; yet, he gives tough orders when to harm the Jews.

Most members of minorities in Israel are full of ammunition and weapons, and are waiting for a surprising order. Soon they will be surprised.

It is forbidden to give a platform to the Arab Knesset members, who mock the holy Land of Israel and the Jews. They must have no more immunity. They receive money, budgets and salaries and live on the backs of the Jews.

IDF, pay a strong, a very strong attention to Hamas digging tunnels from the Gaza Strip, who wants to surprise the military bases.

The greatest of Israel and the Rabbis, should hold wide prayer services in order to give the Israeli government confidence and ensure that not one inch of the Holy Land will be taken away!

The thieves, the bribes, the corruptors and the cheaters living on the backs of other Jews - all of them will be discovered next to each other, religious or non-religious, Jewish or non-Jewish - all are being revealed.

Jewish parents, keep your children away from drugs, gambling, assimilation and drinking. These destroy the Jews and harm the power of the Jewish people. When a Jew assimilates, the soul leaves him.

The Messiah is here, acting and working; and even though he lingers, we continue waiting for him every day that comes! Believe in the Holy One, Blessed is He, that this is the process of the Holy One, blessed be He. Dear Jews, in this generation there is a Messiah and a Savior for the Jews in the Land of Israel! This is the time, this generation; this generation has won. All of us, the Jews of all of Israel, should be in prayer and ask Hashem Almighty to continue to develop the matter of the Messiah and to ask that the Messiah will come out in public. Both the religious Jews and the non-religious Jews, the Creator wants all with love! Although most of them know him, the Holy One, blessed be He, says: Jews are hard-core people, so I chose them. It is hard for them to see spirituality; they want to see materialism - until one day, the Creator of the Universe will write in the sky, 'Long live the King Messiah, son of David!' In your generation a huge screen in the sky will appear that everyone will see, and everyone will ask forgiveness, and to be in the first circle. The Messiah will continue to embrace the borders of Israel with a cloud of fire around it, and the Holy One, Blessed is He, covers the entire Land of Israel with a dome!

Courtesy of "Tair Neri" Website

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Parshat Naso and Chag Matan Torah


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by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Parashat Nasso, 3 Sivan 5777, 28.5.17

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The Master of the Universe, Father of Mercy, His thoughts are not our thoughts, His plans are not our plans, His times are not our times. There are plans of the Creator of the world to be carried out: to destroy and wipe out all the evil in the world and to bring this world, with all the people who remain on it, to unity and free love, a world where everyone is praying to Him and believing in Him with complete faith, without any doubt. The Holy One, blessed be He, purifies and cleanses the whole earth step by step, and each stage is faster than the other. The Creator of the Universe began the creation of this world thousands of years ago, with Adam and Eve, with no peel and no impurity, without the evil inclination in the body - angels of heaven in a human body. He created them to do only good and good and good and free love. For this reason the Creator created Adam and his wife, and they sinned. We, to this day correct their sin, and the correction is in the final and last stages of correction! At the same time, the Creator of the world dismantles and destroys all evil in the world, through heavy rains, strong winds, fire, earthquakes, complications and conflicts in every country in the world, except in the Holy Land of Israel.

United States, What Trump speaks out is not what he speaks inside. He is talking to others like this and with the leaders of Israel like that. He wants to help Israeli leaders make peace in the world. Trump goes around looking for peace; he thinks that this can be bought in two days. He does not know that the Arabs, Hamas and the Palestinians do not want peace, because whoever wants peace does not ask for land. Trump closed a good deal with Saudi Arabia. They want arms and ammunition against Iran; and, Trump is making a profit that will help repair America's economy. Trump is also a businessman.

The whole world needs Israel, and Israel does not need anyone!

He wants that the government of Israel to do something with Abu Mazen, Hamas and the Palestinians, to give them small parts to silence them.

The Israeli government must not give in to Trump! The Land of Israel is for the Jewish people;, the Holy Land is holy and pure, only Jews can live in it! Thus decided the Holy One, Blessed be He. If, heaven forbid, another people live in it, the world will be destroyed, there will be no remnant of man. Example: Gush Katif – they took it, stole it from the Jews and the curse returned to this place. There's Sodome and Gomorrah with sulfur, and whatever grows, if it grows anything at all, it is cursed! When the Jews were there, there was the best agriculture; when they were expelled, the world's biggest curse was back! This is an example for the whole world to understand that it is forbidden to touch the Israel, the Holy Land, not even one centimeter! In addition, the people who will deal with this, in Israel and around the world, will be severely hurt.

There will not be life for the world if they interfere with the Land of Israel. Every country, state or president, who wants to take parts of the land of Israel, will receive the ten plagues in their home and country. The Creator says to everyone: Do you want peace with the Palestinians? Peace and the great good that the Land of Israel will make, this is a peace in which everyone will sit in their places, without taking an inch of the Holy Land - this is a real peace. If you want territories, this is not real peace, the appetite will grow and the wars and conflicts will never stop. If they do not give them a piece of land and still have peace, it will be a real peace.

The plans of the Creator include building the Temple, not to divide the Holy Land and give parts of it, and it will happen in this generation!

Trump loves Israel, the whole world loves Israel. The Israeli government must not surrender. It must be strong and bold, because it protects the Holy Land that belongs only to the Master of the Universe! And the Lord of the Universe decided that only Jews, clean and pure people, and non-goyim will live there. The Egyptians live in Egypt, the Saudis in Saudi Arabia, in Israel – the Jews, closed and sealed! All those who interfere will go live elsewhere

Father in Heaven says: 'Dear Jews, fulfill the Commandments, have free love, respect each other and be good to each other. I assure you that no one in the world will harm you nor hurt any Jew who lives in the Land of Israel!'

Iran speaks of ballistic missiles - a barking dog does not bite, but bites itself. Iran wants to frighten the world and show that it is on the map, wants to be a power and to control, destroy and conquer all countries around: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and other countries. The Creator created the world, and if Iran only tries to think of hindering it, you will see how it will burn completely.

Hamas and Abu Mazen are of one opinion and one hand. Hamas is digging tunnels and killing Palestinians in order to frighten them and take away their property and their homes, and Abu Mazen sends terrorists to murder Jews.

The IDF must be alert because Hamas and the Palestinians say they see no peace and want to surprise the Holy Land.

ISIS, they have no mercy, they murder and kill everywhere in the world, ISIS also reached Asia and other places, everywhere people get up and say they are ISIS, Trump's fear is they will come to the United States.

In Egypt the situation is very difficult, Sisi lives in fear. Listen carefully, listen carefully: ISIS will strike Egypt with the most severe blows that will never be forgotten.

Europe will become ashes - full of Muslims. Terrorist attacks will begin uninterruptedly. Muslims hate the Christians a thousand times more than they hate the Jews; they want to rule Europe and it has nothing to do with the Land of Israel.

Iraq will remain the same, destruction on destruction.

Syria will continue to suffer severe blows from all directions, from the sea, land and air; there will be complications and conflicts until it is destroyed. The Creator will not stop until the destruction of Syria; what it did to the IDF soldiers and what they planned about seven years ago, together with the Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and Iraq, to strike the Land of Israel on Yom Kippur. The Creator is beating and killing them ‘whoever wants to kill, rise early to kill.'

When the Creator judges a person or a state, he does not stop until he consumes them.

Same for human beings; as soon as they receive clues, they must do Teshuvah (redeem themselves), before judgment comes down from Heaven; for after, no Teshuvah will help.

Hezbollah and Nasrallah are making noise. It's all lies, cheating, fraud and pride about nothing; it means nothing good; it is the opposite, it is very bad there.

Turkey, Erdogan is in fear that they will kill him and take over the regime, ISIS controls him.

Jordan is waiting to see what the day will bring. They waited for Obama; nothing came out. They were waiting for Trump; nothing would come out for them. There is a whole 'porridge' in Jordan, the strong are victorious and the weak crumble and die

Russia, Putin loves Israel. Israel is destroying the ammunition and weapons coming from Iran to Hezbollah. The munitions and arms factories in Russia work 24 hours a day to supply the goods to Iran - a beautiful combination.

Dear Jews, keep your sons and daughters away from assimilation, drugs, alcohol and gambling.

All the people taking or giving bribes, the thieves, the scammers, the crooks, all those who desecrate the name of Hashem who steal and cheat, lewd and dirty people will all be revealed, from the greatest religious to the non-religious.

In Israel the economy, science and patents, medicine and army are the best in the world; everything in Israel is the best in the world, except soccer, where they are the least in the world. Why? Because, they play on Shabbat. If they play on Friday or Sunday, Israel will be the best in football. The source of the blessing is the Sabbath; and, whoever desecrates the Sabbath will not receive blessings - measure for measure!

On the holiday of Shavuot, all the great sages of Israel should hold a special prayer, to cancel the decree of handing over parts of the Holy Land of Israel.

The Creator is directing all the leaders in the world, misleading the entire world and preparing for complete redemption.

There has been redemption from 1948; lots of Jews immigrated to Israel. The construction and real estate will continue to develop, with or against our help – this is Hashem's hand. A million Jews must reach the Holy Land, and are waiting for the gates to open. The country is growing and developing, a land flowing with milk and honey and deer. The Messiah is here, acting and working, growing and blossoming; he received the plan of the Third Temple. The Third Temple is built in the sky spiritually. The righteous sleeping in ashes are on alert! The righteous on earth are on alert! The Merkavot in the sky are on alert! The shofars in the sky are on alert, waiting! Waiting for the sign, the last sign that the Creator of the world will give for the revelation of the Messiah in public!


Courtesy of "Tair Neri" Website

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Happy Shavuot

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Along with receiving the Torah for the coming year, let us greet Moshiach and the worldwide redemption.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Nibiru Update???

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I have been working on an update for Nibiru for weeks and have come to a conclusion: when and exactly what will happen is Top Secret. I am not talking top secret by the government or the evil global elite, I am referring to the end of Daniel where we are told that the time of the end is sealed until Hashem lets us know.

I have mentioned many times that the Star of Jacob (Numbers 24:17) is Nibiru and is telling us that when it appears, it will be the time for Moshiach. In keeping with Hashem’s policy of Top Secret: when will we know for sure that Nibiru is about to be overhead (when is Moshiach about to be introduced?), WHEN HASHEM SENDS US ELIYAHU HANAVI TO ANNOUNCE IT (about three days in advance).

What has convinced me of this being Hashem’s plan? I have been noticing great changes on planet Earth, our moon and our sun. There have been some very intriguing reports that this is all from Nibiru getting closer. There have been many interesting videos on some of the amateur YouTube sites with unexplainable pictures of orbs being seen around the world and appearing to get bigger. Very few of the YouTubers seem to know what they are presenting. The fact that no one agrees with anyone else and that predictions are varied enough to give us confidence in no one’s predictions, all point to Hashem having a good time with the people of planet Earth.

Even though there is much disagreement, I believe that everyone is saying the same thing: there are heavenly bodies that are approaching Earth, getting closer, and are going to cause great devastation worldwide. When we see some call it a planet, some call it a sun, some call it a solar system, etc, we can rest assure that nobody has a clue about what is coming and when. Many are saying that they are very close already with all kinds of pictures to back it up – even though they have no idea what the pictures are showing.

Then I received the educated opinion of a new friend of mine. On April 21st I was privileged to have a visit in my home from Mr Gill Broussard. He is the amateur astronomer who started us thinking about Nibiru over a year ago. He based much of his findings on ancient text and compared much of what was brought down with the Tenach. We talked for over three hours within which I became very impressed with his knowledge of astronomy and found him to be a very pleasant individual. We found that we complimented each other since my education of astronomy is limited and his education of the Laws of Physics and mathematics was enhanced by my years of study. Here is a picture commemorating his visit:


Although we agreed on many things and respectively disagreed with other topics, we definitely came to a conclusion that Hashem is running the show, and is the only One Who knows the truth.

After I spent weeks of reviewing the photos and videos from around the world, I got in touch with Mr Broussard to tell him my findings. We talked for over an hour on Skype (he is back in the states). He pointed out one big flaw in my findings that changed me from wearing a confident smile to scratching my head in disbelief. He said: if these orbs are as close as the pictures seem to show, then the devastating effects of gravity, magnetism, radiation, etc would not allow us to have the Skype call we were on. When all this devastation occurs and is within days, as some of the reports are alluding to, the Earth would be so chaotic including all communications and internet facilities. He was correct and it sent me back to the drawing board. I thought I had a good report to pass on to my readers, but now I was back to complete scientific confusion.

But, instead of thinking that I took about ten steps forward and then retreated back to the starting line again, I remembered the spiritual answer and was back to sleeping well at nights. Hashem causing all the confusion is obvious. His ways of keeping all this Top Secret couldn’t be any clearer. The fact that a Binyamin told us a while ago that Hashem is showing Nibiru to whom He wants, where He wants and it is all illusion. That couldn’t be truer.

But my final thought in telling my readers the conclusions has a very definite additional message from Hashem: WE ARE THE ONES CAUSING THE DELAY. Hashem told us last year that we were not ready, and not doing enough Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedukah, Torah learning, helping others, the commandments, etc. This also has become very clear.

I have many readers who scream: “We want Moshiach NOW!!!” But are they listening to Hashem’s messages that we need more work? Most people are convinced that Moshiach and the worldwide redemption will make all their problems vanish. No more medical, financial, family, social, political, etc problems; they will all go away. Those who think that way are correct, but they are also greatly deceived. By doing Hashem’s instructions now, the problems could be eliminated, but with an even greater benefit: the final Tikun, the final spiritual level that we would enter the time of goodness and truth would be so much better.

Our problems of this world are nothing more than Hashem sending us messages on Teshuvah that is needed. If we don’t take advantage of it, we are going to regret it greatly later. The disappearing of life’s problems sounds great, but entering the time of Moshiach at a much higher level is our goal. Our level of Tikun should be our top priority. Hashem is mercifully letting us know this important concept by delaying Moshiach and the worldwide redemption. You may think that it would mean that we never will reach our goal and never have the time of goodness, chas v’shalom.

The easy answer is Hashem knows who will improve and who are lost causes. Hashem knows exactly when the most opportune time for the end is, and His many signs are letting us know it is soon. But the many signs are not to let us feel confident that we just need to wait and all will be great. The intelligent person sees it as opportunity to do great things, to grow further and to go into the wonderful future in a much better, much higher level of spiritually.

Please, be in the intelligent group who will cease the extra time, no matter how short it may be, to thrive to new heights. Don’t wait and be very disappointed with what we could have had, but threw it away because of impatience. Solve your problems now and grow into a much more tremendous future for you and your loved ones. Let Hashem’s messages be meaningful.

When He tells us it is time to come home to Israel, He is not making a casual suggestion, He is warning us of the obvious devastation He has planned rid the world of evil. He did this before many times in history, but we ignored Him and said we know better. I always talk of Germany in the 1930’s, because I have interviewed many Holocaust survivors who wish they had listened to Hashem’s messages then. People who see the situation in the world much worse now than in Nazi Germany (I could write a book about it). We don’t learn from history so we repeat it.

Let the day of Nibiru’s passing and Moshiach’s introduction be a day of great celebration, not a day of remorse when we discover how much better it could have been. Now is the time. Hashem’s mercy is infinite; take advantage of it.

Caveat: I am very sorry to be so harsh with my rhetoric, but saving peoples’ lives and helping them avoid a less than perfect future is the hardest job I have ever had. My love for my fellow Jew and righteous non-Jew is very deep. Getting people to love themselves as much is the hard part.