28 July 2022

What happens when justice is perverted during pre-Messianic times?

 29 Tammuz 5782 | כ"ט תמוז ה"תשפ"ב 

 Erev Rosh Hodesh Av | ערב ר"ח אב

 

Dr. Atty. Simone Gold is serving time in an American prison for the misdemeanor she pled guilty of committing on 6 January 2021, walking into the Capitol Building (on the other side of the building from where the "insurrectionists" were). 

She was placed with violent felons in prison. See HERE.

This is unjust on its face, imposed by a judge who knew her back in law school and who apparently holds a grudge against her since then for...wait for it...refusing to date him. Dr. Gold tells the story in the video below, along with other things. If so...

Shouldn't he have recused himself from judging her, even if he was correct and she was guilty for everything she was charged with?

This sentence was imposed during the "dreaded three weeks" of this Jewish year and won't end until after Rosh haShana and the fast of Gedalia, if my calculation is correct, and if they actually let her go, be"H.

Will the American government check this out and nullify the sentence? It seems to me that this is a big test for them right now, among many others. 

If they fail, it will show the American government to be more in favor of "criminals running the asylum" than actual justice.

Now we see yet another reason for the world to adhere to a legal system based on Noahide law rather than "just making anything" into law.

Let Israel cease following America like a slave follows his master.

Please pray for Shoshana bat Kochava | נא להתפלל בשביל שושנה בת כוכבה

and others who are fighting alongside her...

AND FOR MASHIAH to be REVEALED NOW!!!

Dr. Simone Gold at the Rumble Booth - TPUSA, Tampa, Florida



https://rumble.com/embed/v1aysxv/?pub=4

 

DDG search: "Simone Gold jailed"...come to your own conclusions | Dr. Gold's site, with links to more | A world guided by the Seven Noahide Laws 

11 July 2022

More thoughts about "Resetting"

the light of 13 Tammuz 5782 | אור י"ג תמוז ה"תשפ"ב

[Updates below, interspersed...]

As most people know by now, the atheistic European-originated "Great Reset" was voted on during the last week of May 2022. The agreement will take effect this coming November, unless enough countries back out of it by then. I linked to the relevant document HERE.

Do they really think that this "great reset" will go unchallenged?

Could this be the war Neshama hinted at here a while ago?

Could we be reading about a very important part of the geula process? If everything we've heard about the culmination of the kind of times we're all familiar with, there are more "great resets" in the works, competing with the atheist one:

"The second coming of JC/Yoshke"

"The coming of the Mahdi" 

"The threat of a worldwide extinction event by terraforming through 'climate change' (video)" 

If this last is still in the planning stage, we must protest this with all our might, aiming carefully to get the message to the right place!

The one thing that made me sit up and take notice of the video linked immediately above was the underlying principle that plants and humans together are an exchange system: Humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, while plants breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. I deliberately spelled this out to emphasize the point that "carbon footprint" goals are the opposite of the way we should be going! We need more, not less, carbon dioxide to keep the plants alive! So, what does that say about "climate change"? 

[Update: Not only that, but we also need more oxygen. Consider all the rainforest territory that has been chopped, mowed and burned down in South America, Africa and Australia, has taken out huge sources of oxygen... (here's a good explanation. From the site: "Tropical forests alone hold more than 228 to 247 gigatons of carbon, which is more than seven times the amount emitted each year by human activities." There's also a big difference between holding carbon and emitting it.)]

Before that would happen, however, we could just be "permanently short of everything" for a while, even with so-called global governance. 

Or, perhaps, because of it.

The revelation of the real Mashiah may come last (but, hopefully, before any mass-extinction event would be evident enough to make the mainstream news. H' is the same G-d as He was in 2 Kings 13...resurrection in verse 21, sticks with the Jews despite our sins, verse 23...but I hope it will be sooner!), since no one will be able to compete with him, even though Mashiah isn't G-d, but HUMAN. I don't have to tell you that this comes from Jewish sources, although we do not have to be part of the war that will more than likely break out over this issue of who is the redeemer of the world. If we are wise, we will make every effort to stay out of it. According to our prophecies, they'll come to us...

Back to the present. First of all, whoever comprises our government, whether now or after the elections, needs to say NO! We are not participating in this agreement to give our sovereignty to the WHO. Immediately following, it must take us out of the UN altogether. One hundred ninety-three (193) world nations (the vast majority of the world) are part of it. 

We have many, many reasons why it would be the best decision we ever made, no matter what follows. The vast majority of them are the result of obsessive meetings in which Israel is the sole topic of "discussion." Many others have outlined them or even discussed them at length, all better than I.

We have an opportunity, now that we have gas to support Europe this winter after Russia refused to deal with them, to take back our self-respect, without even batting an eyelash. We must begin making many demands the nations aren't used to receiving from us, the "Jew of the world." They think we'll disappear once they press their buttons. Or, they think we can't walk away.

They may be very, very cold this winter without us. European politicians have already said all the right words to us to our face because they know that. But they have actually given money to our blood enemies, and not supported our right to sovereignty over our land, according to Melanie Phillips in the link immediately above. We must not tolerate such behavior behind our back.

But, do Israel's leaders actually care about our national dignity and prosperity? That seems to be an important question, even (possibly especially) with the recent "change of guard" from Naftali Bennett to Ya'ir Lapid. They have been crawling, and it seems that they will crawl on the ground as long as they are in power, in order to find favor with the nations, no matter who the ruling party is. They have not planned for this moment, when we could be ready to deliver now or shortly. As it is, we must rely on Egypt to make and send the final product.

We must enforce: Any country that wants to do business with us had better stay away from antisemitism, and making fun, or sport, of us. See Abu Yehuda's "Dear Europe" Letter as an example.

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Do I have to ask: How many more times do we have to endure name-calling, resolutions against us just for living, false accusations, and on and on and on, from the UN, from the EU, from the WHO and from the World Economic Forum??? JUST BECAUSE WE'RE THE JEWS???

Our great reset, the one that would make room for Mashiah to show himself, would be to first reject the emergency measures imposed by our government at its very beginning, that have kept us under their boot heels, afraid that our enemies might crawl through our windows and murder us in our beds, or that our police might chase us down some lonely country road and flip our cars over, pinning us under their wheels until we're dead, since 1948

Only now, it's 74 years, almost 30 years after the paper linked above was written, prior to publishing in 1994. Shouldn't there be time limits to emergencies and their measures before we actually have to do something about them?

(Recently, a Shomron resident was arrested for defending himself and about 20 children with him, killing the Arab who threatened them, and put in prison. He has been released to house arrest. This is one of the latest of unjust treatment of Jews by Jewish authorities in the Jewish State. Enabled by these emergency measures, of course.)

[Update: Since we're on the topic of government moving in a dysfunctional manner against the people it has the most obligation to protect, I received notice of a link that goes even deeper into it and even into Jew-as-traitor territory, well after I posted: When is a Jew a Nazi?]

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My readers and I, along with others who know the One True G-d, look forward to the real Great Resetter, when He reveals Himself to the world along with His servant, Mashiah. The "World Economic Forum" and our rival religious "resetters" won't know what hit them, b"H!

IN THE MEANTIME I SAY: ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY WILL NOT, MUST NOT BE TRANSFERRED TO THE W H O...!

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The WHO singles out Israel as violator of health rights...

...after Israel took the lead in vaccine compliance, risking her tiny population for the sake of public health around the world. 

Do you see something wrong there? 

Do you really believe we actually violated the health rights of the non-Jewish population in the Golan Heights? 

Considering the risks to our lives and the recurring murders that occurred yet again this spring — never mind our health — we should do more than "violate their health rights." I leave it to your imagination...

"Thou shalt not murder" is in both the Ten Commandments and in the Seven Noahide Laws, thus applying to the whole world. Lying about Israel constantly is also against both sets of laws and common decency for both. Remember "thou shalt not bear false witness"?

So, guess who isn't going to be so eager to comply with your next dictates, W H O. Even if our government says they will, do you think we, the people, are THAT stupid?

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Not to mention that the monkey pox idea was scrapped because no one went for it...so we're back to COVID.

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Bottom line: The One Above is Winning (VIDEO). It's up to us to be on His side!

And, here's a song on video that non-compliant Hebrew speakers might want to learn.

 English speakers can also enjoy because SUBTITLES...thanks to the R' Green family...

Mishtaga'at (You're Going Insane)

 

***MASHIAH MUST BE RELEASED TO BE REVEALED NOW***


01 July 2022

BD"H: Dr. Zev Zelenko: "We stand on his shoulders"

 2 Tammuz 5782 | ב' תמוז ה"תשפ"ב


Source: America's Frontline Doctors


About a week ago I started hearing about a desperate need for prayers for Dr. Zelenko, and I ended up joining several groups of them. 

Last night, all of a sudden, the round-the-clock tehillim-prayers stopped as the news came to us over WhatsApp close to 11PM/23:00 Israel time. It didn't become breaking news on the internet until later on, possibly this morning, Israel time (around 11PM or 23:00 US Eastern time, 10PM or 22:00 US Central time, where he was located at the time of his passing sometime earlier.). 

(I am surprised that none of the articles I read had a posting time, though, so I don't actually know when the news broke. All I know is that when I searched the first time, there were no results. Search)

We decided that we would continue to pray tehillim for a while longer (I'm not clear as to how long. Maybe through shiva שבעה or shloshim שלושים?). Through participation in several groups of this nature, I found that there was a large contingent who were very concerned about Dr. Zelenko's health and had been praying for him for the last three years! 

Dr. Simone Gold of America's Frontline Doctors, said: "We stand on his shoulders."

I don't want to repeat the many sites that have his eulogy. A short list of articles about Dr. Zelenko follows, including how I have been benefiting from his Protocol. I still benefit from it till this day.

COVID-19: Safe and effective outpatient treatments make progress!
 
More about Dr. Zelenko's protocol, from the doctor himself
 
Some sobering reality from an Israeli rabbinical expert on medical ethics.
 
Can a simple molecule created by G-d wipe out Coronavirus? and more?

 

 Shabbat Shalom umevorach ! שבת שלום ומבורך
 May the Complete Redemption of Israel and the world come quickly!
 
It should be noted that Dr. Zelenko passed away on Rosh Hodesh Tammuz, the same day as Yosef haTzaddik. Somehow I don't think G-d would have allowed that as an accident.

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More reading:

The Wolf  who Saved His Flock | One Day All Mourning will be Turned into Joy | Why are Masks Reappearing in Israel (ENG & HEB) |

29 May 2022

Can antisemites participate in the positive fulfillment of prophecy? A bit of Haftarath BaMidbar

 28 Iyyar 5782 | 43rd Day of the Omer | Jerusalem Day

כ"ה אייר ה'תשפ"ב | מ"ג לעומר | יום ירושלים


Depiction of Hoshea haNavi. From Mosaic Magazine, a 2015 article

 

...and instead of being told, "You are Not-My-People," they shall be called Children-of-the-Living-God. — Hosea 2:1b*

The Haftarah after a Parashah is, so to speak, the "final word" on the subject at hand, written by mostly others in the Tana"ch, mostly Prophets. Even an Israeli secular-style dictionary defines the root verb of "haftarah (הפטרה)," which is "hiftir (הפטיר)," as "ending (one's words)."**

We just read this haftarah, Hoshea chapter 2 almost to the end, on Shabbat BaMidbar (the first portion of Numbers).

To those people who name-call the Jews who live in the Holy Land "occupiers," "fake Jews," "colonialists," "thieves," "the wrong color" and so on and so forth ad infinitum, ad nauseam

Do you know that you are fulfilling an end-time prophecy by participating in the lowering-down of regular, law-abiding, commonly-decent Jews?

Hoshea's own family as depicted was, in a real sense, a part of this prophecy, whether it was a real family or a parable; his children were called the negative names "Lo-Ruhama" (unpitied) and "Lo-Ami" (not-my-people) to show the unsympathetic feelings people would have against us, the descendants of many generations, whether good or bad. HaShem was showing Hoshea through his family how he saw the behavior of Israel, the nation, in the prophet's time. Could he continue to love his wife even though she was running around with other men?

As a prophecy, it acknowledges that we will be called all kinds of negative names down through the ages. And if you should be so fortunate as to live to experience the last clause in the verse, you will hear it said of us "Children of the Living G-d" — the most positive thing that can be thought of.

Us, and not some "other" of your choice. I hope you realize that you might drop dead from shock. You see, I'm not a prophet, but I'm warning you now. This will happen.

I'm not involved with any group or person that says "I'm warning you" but means "I'm planning to do this to you." However, The One Above can, and will, do what He wants, when He wants to.

Torah scholars learn that the prophecies that end well for our people must come true. Those that don't end so well are warnings for us to return to our Heavenly Father and live according to His ways; so, they don't have to occur.

But they will, if we don't do teshuvah! And it is not for antisemites to get involved in. It's pretty clear to me and to many of my fellow Jews that you know next to nothing about having a relationship with G-d over thousands of years.

We cannot deny our sins. The rest of the haftarah notes just a small part of them; at the end, we will be called back to Him, and we will answer, "My Husband!"

 And the non-Jews who stand against us now can escape their punishment if they take warnings like these seriously before the prophecy gets fulfilled, whether they convert to Judaism or remain obligated only to the 7 Noahide Laws.

To answer the title question, if you're still a Jew-hater by the time the prophecy gets fulfilled, you won't be able to participate in any of the positive aspects of its actualization. 

It's not up to me to convince you; but if you care about your future, make your decision to get away from it now.

*translation by Sefaria

**Oxford English-Hebrew / Hebrew-English dictionary, 1994, Kernerman Publishing Ltd. and Lonnie Kahn Publishing, Ltd., page 68, Hebrew-to-English. Hardback.


Happy Yom Yerushalayim ! יום ירושלים שמח

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Ain Od Milvado parashat Bechukothai | AOM parashat Bamidbar by Rabbi Pinchas Winston (in the Melave Malka section of each parasha sheet) | Nothing proves Jordanian and Palestinian antisemitism like Jerusalem Day | Hoshea the Prophet - Wikipedia |


18 May 2022

Is the "Great Reset" happening NEXT WEEK??? plus how this might apply to ISRAEL and her covenant with HQB"H

17 Iyyar 5782, a Shmitah (God's Reset) Year |  י"ז אייר ה"תשפ"ב שנת שמיטה

32nd Day of the Omer | ל"ב לעומר

 UPDATES BELOW

What kind of reset do we want this Shmitah year?

 

I hope I'm only panicking. Somehow, I doubt it.

There doesn't seem to be any news directly from the WEF or any other media that is bound to them, but the opposition seems quite alarmed about what they see as nothing less than the handing over of what amounts to national sovereignty to the World Health Organization during their upcoming meeting on 22-28 May 2022 by no less than the President of the United States...

Not only the sovereignty of the United States, but of the whole UN constituency of 193 nations, no less.

This currently includes Israel.

(I feel betrayed as both an Israeli citizen ...and an American citizen. How could "the land of the free and the home of the brave" hand almost 100% of the world over to the "dictatorship of the oligarchy"??? My thought: If this handover goes through, the USA wasn't as advertised. God, help us.)

Snippet from HERE

How It Became Official 

On January 18, 2022, with no public awareness, officials from the Biden Administration sent the World Health Organization these extensive amendments to strengthen WHO’s ability to unilaterally intervene into the affairs of nations merely suspected of having a “health emergency” of possible concern to other nations.4 The U.S. amendments cross out a critical existing restriction in the regulations: “WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the State Party in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring…”5 By eliminating that, and other clauses (see below), all the shackles will be removed from the Director-General of WHO, enabling him to declare health emergencies at will.

Declaring health emergencies at will is no laughing matter. We have seen a prime example of that already, and have witnessed the taking over of issues far from health concerns with the plandemic. 

These were temporary, but what's coming up is threatening to be permanent, if we don't ACT RIGHT NOW.

[NOTE: If you find any better evidence before next week, please let me know in the comments. Also, translation to HEBREW will be very helpful, even though the highest-up in our government do speak (and possibly read and write?) English. Israelis, whether English-language-haters or simply couldn't grasp English, need to know. It just takes me too long. Thanks in advance!]

If this is absolutely true, then our government has a choice it must make, and FAST: 

Either give in to America and stay tied to her for practically eternity, or quit the UN immediately, before the vote.

If it's not willing to do the latter, we have no choice but to take down the foreign system of governance we have been subjected to for at least the last 74 years, and make room for our own Great Resetters: 

God and His Mashiah.

NOW.

ABBA, HELP!

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According to Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki) in our current parasha, Behuqothai בחוקותי, we can spot those (both regular people and authorities above us) who intend to annul God's covenant with Israel.

It takes seven steps, the ones referred to in the text of  Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:15-18 that say:  

...and if you will consider My statutes revolting, and if your being rejects My ordinances, so as not to perform all My commandments, to annul My covenant — then I, too, will do this to you: I will assign over you panic, and the wasting away, and the fever, causing your eyes to pine and your souls to feel anguish; you will sow your seed in vain, and your enemies will eat it. And I will direct My face against you, you will be struck down before your enemies; those who hate you will subjugate you — you will flee but there will be no one pursuing you. And if during these you will not heed Me, I will increase tormenting you, seven for your sins.

In particular, the summary of the following commentary is on Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:15, the "seven for your sins," specifically on the words to annul My covenant.* I have added the content in (parentheses) and put some text in CAPITAL LETTERS to clarify what I see to be issues in understanding. 

What are the sins?

1. They do not study Torah (and how to perform it).

2. They do not perform Torah.

3. They hate those who (seek to) perform Torah.

4. They hate the (real) Torah scholars.

5. They prevent others from performing Torah (to any meaningful extent).

6. They renounce the commandments.

7. They renounce that which is ESSENTIAL, denying BELIEF IN GOD.

* Source: The Torah: with Rashi's commentary, translated, annotated and elucidated, Leviticus, The Artscroll Series, Mesorah Publications, Fifteenth Impression, January 2015, p. 354.

 

WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO WE WANT? AND WHO DO WE WANT RUNNING IT?

PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY'RE god...OR THE REAL GOD AND HIS REPRESENTATIVE???

(...and isn't it funny-strange, all this occurring during the OMER count of a SHMITAH year? Hint, hint.)

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UPDATE:

The event in question is the Seventy Fifth [75th] World Health Assembly: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies. The file with the proposed changes that will hand over the world's nations' sovereignty to the WHO from the hand of Joe Biden is within the Proposal for amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)

Provisional agenda item 16.2 (13 pp.)

Read, note the changes and pray. They need to be shown that they are not the world's Sovereign, and we need to see His glory before it is too late. 

No, I am not panicking. This is real.

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UPDATE 2: 

MUST READ From Moshe Feiglin (h/t to Neshama): 

Communism, Progressivism, and the Corona Revolution (English)

It doesn't seem to have been published in Hebrew. If I find it, I'll link it, be"H, b"n. It might be that the Hebrew one is a separate article on the same topic.

It turns out that Neshama and I have picked two separate articles: in her case, to repost and in mine, to link to.

UPDATE 3:

A PUBLIC INVITATION 

Fifth Annual Convention...Agudas Kedushas Tzion invites you to its yearly convention to thank HaShem for the great miracles He has done for us in these times, and for returning us to additional regions of His beloved Land and its holy sites.

Program in Hebrew. Advertisement attached. Entrance free of charge.

* There will be a women's section

This Thursday, 25 Iyar / May 26th | 18:30
Shirat Yerushalayim | Kanfei Nesharim 64, Yerushalayim

* Among rabbonim, admorim, and others, we just got confirmation that Jonathan Pollard is planning to attend!

Thanks to Devorah Chayah...

06 April 2022

"Pesach Haggadah" — from the compilation of divrei Torah on Parashath Tazri'a by R' Pinchas Winston

  5 Nisan 5782 | ה' ניסן ה"תשפ"ב

 

 

"Don't Be a Slave" —  Source



Pesach Haggadah

(Read the whole compilation HERE. Emphases mine. -HDG)

IT IS A curious thing. Each year we sit down to make a Pesach Seder to commemorate an event that the vast majority of the world thinks is fictitious. But we do it anyhow, even Jews whose lives reflect their disbelief in the very origin of this time-honored tradition.

We are not the only people to do this. Various different religions and cultures also continue to celebrate long-ago historical events, the spirits of which are often contradicted by the present-day lives of their celebrants. That’s the power of tradition: it can keep alive even that which, for all intents-and-purposes, is actually dead.

Is it hypocrisy? A lot of times.

Perhaps this is part of what is bothering the Evil Son. He’s the main antagonist in the Haggadah because he dares to ask the question: “What does this service mean to you?

And though we break his teeth for asking such a question, and wag a proverbial finger at him saying, “Had you been there, you certainly would not have been redeemed!” his question is indeed a good one. In fact, it is one the Haggadah each year asks us all to answer by the end of the evening, for the right answer is not only liberating, it is freedom itself.

The problem with the Evil Son is not his question; it is his answer. His question is his answer because for him it is rhetorical. He may have phrased his words as a question, but he was really making a statement: Though this service may have made sense back in the days of Egyptian slavery, it is meaningless today.

Okay. For making fun of tradition we break his teeth, metaphorically-speaking. However, if he is in agreement that once-upon-a-time all of this was necessary, then why do we tell him that had he been in Egypt at the time of the redemption, he would have been one of those who did not go out?

Because he has missed the point of the Haggadah, of the Pesach-Offering, of the entire concept of redemption.

Sure, we no longer worship Egyptian gods, and therefore no longer have to parade through the streets with lambs to prove that we do not fear them or adhere to their religious values.

But that was not the entire story of the Korban Pesach, just a part of it. After all, when Kayin and Hevel brought their offerings to God (Bereishis 4:3), it was on the fourteenth day of Nissan. They had brought Pesach Offerings. And, as the Brisker Rav points out, Avraham Avinu ate matzah on the fifteenth of Nissan, hundreds of years before there was even an Egyptian exile!

This begs the question: Do we eat matzah because there wasn’t enough time to bake bread, or was there not enough time to bake bread so that we would eat matzah? Because, contrary to the Evil Son’s thinking, mitzvos are eternal. They supersede our daily reality and are never the result of circumstance. If anything, they make circumstances possible, such as the leaving of Egypt in Moshe’s time, and the leaving of exile at the End-of-Days.

It is the Chacham, the wise son in each generation who understands this. Hence, the Haggadah’s response to his question is the opposite of the one given to his evil brother:

You, in turn, shall instruct him in the laws of Pesach, [up to] “one is not to eat any dessert after the Pesach lamb.”

The Wise Son is the person who understands one of the most important ideas of Creation, and yet one of the least-known: Redemption is a de facto state of existence. To understand this, it is important to first understand the concept of exile.

When we think of the first exile, we think of the Jewish people in Egyptian bondage. However, the Egyptian exile was really the result, and in many respects, a replication of the original exile of all of mankind. In the beginning, man was created into a state of redemption. Immediately after being formed by God, Adam HaRishon was placed in the Garden of Eden where he lived an idyllic existence. The life of the first man is the one that we all dream of living if we merit to make it to Yemos HaMoshiach—the Messianic Era.

Eating from the Aitz HaDa’as Tov v’Ra—the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil—changed all of that. The bottom line is that within one day of being created and placed into Paradise, mankind was forced to leave it, and the question is, why? The answer is, the transformation of man:

The creation of Heaven and Earth and their components was with the Supernal Light, and they existed on a very elevated and awesome level, specifically man who was higher than all of them. However, after the sin of the Tree of Knowledge and Good and Evil, he and everything else descended and was transformed from skin made of light to human skin.
(Hakdamos uSha’arim, Sha’ar 6, Ch. 10)

Though man has always consisted of a body and soul, before the sin they both existed on a much higher spiritual plane. A human body once more closely resembled a soul than the body we now have, made of divine light rather than of opaque skin. Sin resulted in skin, and the distancing of man from God. That is the very definition of exile, and the Pesach Seder comes to reverse that. To be continued…

Rabbi Pinchas Winston
Thirtysix.org

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More reading: 

An Important Announcement | Messianic Light in the Month of Miracles | Political Bombshell: Coalition Chair Quits, Breaking Israeli Govt. | Muslims Continue Violent Month of Ramadan... | Joe Biden Wants a New World Order | Opposing the Se*ual Abuse of Children is the New Hate What?!?!?!? | Questions Israelis ask when there is a terror attack |

So do we need Mashiah NOW??? Most certainly, YES!!!

04 April 2022

Until the next time we say Tachanun...

BS"D

light of 4 Nisan 5782 | אור ד' ניסן ה"תשפ"ב


Who gets credit for this picture? I don't remember where I got it from!

 

Nisan is the Jewish people's birth month. In our Rosh Hodesh prayers, which fell on this past Shabbat this year, we call it Rosh Roshei Hodashim ראש ראשי חודשים, the first of the first of months. You can find reference to the establishment of this month in Exodus 12:1-2.

This year, it also coincides with a time when other nations make a lot of trouble for us, especially our neighbors (meaning the Arabs, led by the Muslims)...because it coincides with Ramadan (which was called Ramadam by a local media personality as a portmanteau including the Hebrew word for blood). Some Israelis comment on the regularity of this phenomenon. It happened during May last year, which was, for the most part, our Iyyar, spilling over into Sivan. In fact, it tends to spill over from the last days of Adar to the beginning days of Sivan.

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We are commanded to keep Pessah (Passover) in the spring; we accomplish this by adding an extra month according to the calendar that we were given at the beginning of this soon-to-be concluded exile, be"H, nearly 2,000 years ago by Hillel II. How he did this without computers...I'm not the address for that. 

He meant it to last until the Jewish year 6000. That's still 218 years away.

Leap years generally happen 7 times during every 19-year period. The next one will be in 2024/5784. Yes, two years from now!

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Because we are face-to-face with our enemy again, I'm not sure why, at this very dangerous time in human history, we can't plead and cry out all year long for the leadership and government we're supposed to have. I'm not any kind of leader, so no one has to take my opinion seriously.

But, honestly, doesn't it seem that our government can turn the terrorism on and off at will? Why is our ongoing war so predictable (every Ramadan, even before and after, for example? It's not the only time annually...) there's even a blog by that name? We can set our clocks by it, practically. Why is our ultra-expensive security fence now in shambles, despite claims that the proper authorities have been informed, over and over again?

Why have we been in emergency measures without letup ever since Israel officially became a state in 1948???

All attempts to bring this about ourselves have failed until now.

I guess it depends on who the government considers to be "the people" that they are responsible to defend. The arabs, mainly the muslims, have plenty of countries that are responsible to defend them. 

The Jews have ONLY ONE COUNTRY, and it seems our leadership defends the arab/muslim population over and above the Jewish one.

The people — whether they have Jewish mothers or not — who benefit from the system we have now, cobbled together like a Frankenstein monster from Ottoman and British law and other unethical, despicable parts that should have been rendered null and void decades ago — whether they serve it or just hold it to be the hope of our people for whatever reason, should understand that we're not here to serve them and their nefarious purposes, which have become more and more obvious over the years, culminating at this point with a government dependent on Arab good will to survive — which may be their death knell.

Let it not be ours as well, Abba sh'baShamayim! Let Your righteous government be established instead!

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 R' Alon Anava has given us something to do this month. Find out here and pray the Tehillim he recommends, while considering what else to do.

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 I'd like to balance this post with several positive thoughts:

*The root of this month's name, Nisan, ניסן, as a Hebrew name adopted from Babylonian, comes from nes, נס, miracle. This is considered a hint that the final redemption will come in this month. (With the ending "-an" — the Hebrew equivalent of -er in English ("one who does") — I have interpreted the month's name as meaning "miracle worker". I know someone who seems to live up to that a lot. Not the Mashiah; but you never know.)

*There is no bad in the world...that will last beyond geulah shlemah גאולה שלימה (the complete redemption).  We'll all understand (including me!) what the seemingly bad was all about in the end; and evil will be wiped out. G-d didn't make the world in order to keep evil in it.

*We'd better make sure we're not on the side of evil in any way. All the bad in the world is to wake us Jews up to how we've been following foolishness, in one way or another.

*Not every human in authority has our best interest at heart — so we have to take back our trust from them, if we ever had it to start with. This will be good for us. We need to separate ourselves emotionally, mentally and spiritually from a system that punishes regular Jews similarly to the gentiles or worse, if not in the exact same way.

*It would be a good time to consider a Torah state versus what we have now. Something to ponder:

The fact of a planned depopulation around the world is now well-known. This is the step we seem to be at now: a planned worldwide famine, starting in the US and spreading all over the world. (Of course it should be during Israel's shmitta year...but see national food bank Leket's call for donations in order to save food that might be thrown out in Israel on Going Home...To Yerushalayim. Also you might want to check out Leket's Food Waste and Rescue Reports, going back as far as 2015.)

It seems that the US government, by contrast, doesn't want to rescue their food, but to do the opposite.

The people behind this evil plot want 95% of the world gone by a date only a few years from now. Whereas, HaShem's worst scenario depicts two-thirds of the world gone, with the strong possibility of only one-third. Which do you like better? 

Of course, we'd all like it not to happen at all; but H' is serious about wanting things His way, despite His having hidden Himself from the world for thousands of years; and He is the only one who has the right to demand it, as our Creator!

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By the way, the next time we say Tachanun after the month of Nisan begins will be after Rosh Hodesh of the following month, Iyyar, which includes the last day of Nisan this year. So, Tuesday, 3 May on the business calendar. 

Happy 3,334th Birthmonth, Am Yisrael! May our deliverance come this month!!!

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More reading:

The Authentic Torah View & Response to Jew-Hatred, Based on the Teachings of Rav Avigdor Miller | The Lion's Roar | Chevlei Mashiach Becoming Unbearable | "...in Nissan they will be redeemed" | Rav Berland on the War in Ukraine, in English: part 1, part 2, part 3 | Ukraine shows hating Israel isn't about the Palestinians | Third Rome: Russia, Ukraine and Moshiach (VIDEO - very interesting!) | The WEF: World Economic Forum Versus Western Culture |