Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Final Redemption, G-d willing, Has Begun

We knew things have been forever changing this year. The signs have been everywhere. Massive flooding in Australia a few short weeks after their Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd told us in Israel that we would have to divide Jerusalem. The massive flood covered the Rudd's gigantic home state of Queensland. This was probably just a warning and not a final punishment. Then eleven short days after the F.M. of Japan met with the F. M. of Iran to inform him that Japan would supply Iran with nuclear fuel rods for its nuclear reactor in Bushehr a massive earthquake/tsunami strikes the coast of Sendai, Japan. This triggers as everyone knows nuclear meltdowns or near meltdowns at four of six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima reactor facility south of Sendai. Keep in mind that it took G-d just 11 days to send this fierce retribution.

So here we go again, but this time the judgements are coming frequent and fast. It is getting hard to keep up. One judgement happens. And I say, let me write about this one. But before I sit down to compose a post, another one happens, and one has to write about that one too. Before you know it, the avalanche of judgements keeps coming at a pace that the mind cannot focus. Each one needs to be researched and discussed. So let us discuss just two. I wrote an email to a friend, and this is what I sent him:

Stay away from any city named after a Methodist Minister. Joplin was a Methodist minister that founded the city of Joplin, MO in 1873. Stay away from small towns with a majority Methodist population. Denning, Arkansas's only church was a Untited Methodist Church. Both were destroyed by F-5 tornadoes, the worst kind. Those who chase tornadoes call F-5 tornadoes "The Finger of G-d". Here is the latest from the United Methodist Church: here and here . The first link is from The Blaze, Glenn Beck's outfit and is from the last ten days. G-d is working very fast now. Notice that part of the United Methodist Church's attack against Israel is to influence Obama to forever alter American foreign policy. The key point in all this is that they seek to divide Jerusalem by demonizing Israel. Netanyahu's speech indicates that he is going to play a profound role in the geulah process after all. I am not ready to pronounce his Mashiach ben Yosef just yet because he has to make many personal and public changes to fit that role. But the fact that this has all occured around Lag B'Omer is profoundly significant, for it is from Lag B'Omer or the 33rd level of purity onwards that M.B.Y begins to lead the world.

So pray tell what did Bibi do on Lag B'Omer morning. He and his wife Sarah took a 90 minute walk through the Washington DC National Mall. He exhilarated her according to Arutz-7 with his knowledge about the monuments and all the inscriptions on them all designed, built, and inscribed by 33rd degree FreeMasons on the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer. Why Bibi are you a FreeMason? Well we hope not, because M.B.Y. has to get us all beyond the idea that the purpose of serving G-d is to make money or as the US Constitution says "To Promote the Common Welfare". So this is really a dangerous time for him. If he cannot lead us beyond the 33rd level, G-d will find someone else who can, and the ideas of the Golden Calf are so entrenched in our society that perhaps the only way that the world will grow beyond the 33rd level is if the US dollar were to collapse. Let's see, is that about to happen? So either Netanyahu will lead us to the next level, or G-d will find someone else with a Yud Key Vav in his name to lead us all to the next level. But Netanyahu, let us commend you on your speech. That walk with Sarah on Lag B'Omer seems to have turned you into a leader. You know that even though you received standing ovations from both houses of Congress, most of the world will hate you for talking about a united Jerusalem, like let us say the United Methodist Church and perhaps V.P. Joe Biden who seemed to forget to clap when you mentioned it. Or maybe he was just asleep. With VP Joe we can never know. This would be a good time to start building in Ramat Shlomo when VP Joe is snoring away. We all know that you knew going into that speech that the Pals. would be preparing their rejection statement while you were inviting them to talk about peace and more peace and how about some more peace talks while we are all talking about talking about peace. Just be forewarned. HaAretz, Ma'ariv, and "The Last Idiot" a.k.a Ynet are already preparing their attack strategy against you. They are scared to death of what is coming in September with that little UN vote for a Pal. State. If they are scared, that is a good sign that everything will be all right. Also be sure that Israel's Attourney General's office is already preparing the trumped up charge that they are going to indict you with if you even demonstrate that you might take us all above and beyond America's thumb to the 34th level of purity. Are you prepared? In your years as Israel's UN Ambassador you used to receive advice from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. And in recent years you sought out advice from Rav Mordechai Eliyahu. So from whom are you seeking out advice now? Anyone? No one? Well of all times in your life this is the time to find a Rav. May I suggest Rav Shalom Arush. He seems to know a thing or two about what is going on right now. Someone such as him can help you retrieve yourself from the 33rd degree FreeMason danger zone. Edom has not really been surpassed yet. So he is going to fight tooth and nail to stop you if that is your intention. The 34th level of purity and above is rarefied air. No nation in world history except for Israel under David, Shlomo, and Yehudah under Hezekiah has ever succeeded in going above and beyond the 33rd level. And even at that time, the rest of the world lagged behind. So here's your opportunity, your last one at that, to continue to be a man and not a mouse. At the end of your speech you kept saying G-d bless America. May G-d bless you with multiple-fold strength because you are going to need it. But not to worry if you mess up at this juncture in history and fail, no one and I repeat no one can stop the redemptive process that began on Lag B'Omer.

Footnote to this post:
I am adding this so the message of this post is not misconstrued: The general judgement on a city can usually not be understood in the same way as a judgement on the individuals. The individuals who suffered and died did so in accordance to several different reasons that the Ramchal discusses in Derech HaShem. Therefore there is no real way of knowing why one individual suffers a calamity while another does not. The Ramchal points to suffering as a natural condition which brings an individual closer to G-d even if he did not necessarily sin in this incarnation of his soul. Of course, we wish the best for all the victims that died and their families, but if mentioning the root cause of the general reason for the calamity brings about reflection and efforts to change the names of cities named after famous Methodist preachers, then hundreds of lives can be saved. In short, this blog is not condemning any individual who died as someone that deserved to die in Joplin, MO or from any of the other tornadoes that have swept the Midwest of the USA. But we are obligated to see the important meaning behind tragedies in terms of what G-d expects of all of us especially in this Year of Hoshana Rabba.


Blogger Alex said...

Everything you say makes 100% sense to me. And i so much want to believe in the imminence of our redemption.

Yet i go back and read your 2005 post:

and i wonder: what's different about this year?


5/26/2011 12:24 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The answer is simple, Alex. 5765 was the First Year of Sukkot. The blessings on Sukkot such as a sweet smelling etrog depend on how much teshuvah we have done. Some people behaved really badly that year. They evacuated 10,000 Jews from their homes for not a single good reason whatsoever. 5771 is the Last year of Sukkot, the Year of Hoshana Rabba. G-d sends out all the judgements that he signed and sealed on Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. It is all top down. He is not waiting for our repentances out of love. He will force it upon us to repent out of sheer terror. Not to worry. If you have been decent in the area of human decency, he will be Infinitely compassionate. Only the indecent will have a problem, such as those who supported in any fashion the unilateral evacuations from Gaza and the Northern Shomron. 5772 is a very special year of Divine goodness, the Year of Shmini Atzereth.

5/26/2011 12:40 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

"Stay away from any city named after a Methodist Minister"

Feb 22 - EQ in NZ - where the church tower fell.

May 11 - EQ in Spain - church tower fell.

And on April 26 - Edom hit by tornado

Definitely no shortage of things to write about this year.

5/26/2011 2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, let's see...
- Obama tries to force Israel to divide J'lem - tornadoes hit the USA...
- B. Hussein O. visits the cold northern country - volcano spits smoke - BHO leaves before schedule to get out of the soon-to-be blocked airports...
- Scottish State libraries announce they will ban Israeli books from their shelves - volcano ashes block scottish airports and impair displacement of thousands of travelers...
- Balestinian leader visits USA and suffers a heart stroke...
Do we see any pattern here?
Let's wait to see some kind of retribution over the UK for their shameless attitude against Israel...
Please note I'm not expressing any kind of "Schadenfreude" over the suffering of human beings, just analyzing the cold facts.
If the nations could begin to understand the current cause x effect relationship between their wrongdoings agains G-d's Children and their collective punishment, bad things could easily be avoided and Geulah would accelerate even more...

Shalom from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil !!
R. Halevy

5/26/2011 5:20 AM  
Blogger Issachar and Yosef Reuvan said...

How can Bibi be MBY when he is for a two state solution. He says over a nd over again he supports a pal. state. HaShem gave the land to the jews and NO one has a right to give up one inch of it! Great post but I have serious doubts about Bibi being MBY.

5/26/2011 5:23 AM  
Blogger Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

Please explain if you can, what the connection to the Freemasons and the 33rd level is to the Geulah process.


5/26/2011 8:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

To Peace, Quiet, and Joy: Here is a post on 33rd degree FreeMasons from years ago:

Also here is some additional information:

The best way to understand Free-Masonry is that up to and including the 32nd level, they are serving the one True G-d. They understand that G-d takes into account our extenuating circumstances when He judges us, something that puts them completely at odds with Xtianity and gives them more commonality with Judaism. Now I have a couple books written by FreeMasons themselves and in one of these books, the author covers how a FreeMason advances through the various degrees. Yes, they start at the fourth degree because in order to join one must demonstrate as an initiate a modicum of basic good character traits so that one can be considered in the first place as a new initiate. There are already problems at the 31st level where the service seems to devolve into accepting the Egyptian story of the "Resurrection" of Nimrod after he killed his father Kush and took his mother, Diana, to be his wife. Now here the FreeMasons change the names to protect the guilty by using the Egyptian names for this sorted story: Horus, Osiris, and Isis. At the 33rd level mum is the word. There is nothing about what the 32nd degree Mason and what he has to do to advance to the pinnacle of FreeMasonry, the 33rd level. Given the Free-Masons penchant for doing service in order to advance, there must be criteria in order to advance to this degree. The ringing distinction between Free-Masonry and Judaism is not in the service that they are doing to G-d. Believe me, I am very aware what the Shriners Hospitals do for children with orthopedic and burn problems. Their focus or Tachlit is simply not to Perfect the World. It is to serve G-d in order to make money for society as a whole. One might say that that is a worthy goal until one is confronted with the reality that the masses of Jews at Sinai made the same mistake when they thought that the Shekhina would come down between the horns of the Golden Calf. It is precisely for this reason that while George Washington and a host of FreeMasons founded America, they did it on the 17th of Tamuz (July 4th, 1776).

One last point: Where do we see this problem of only serving G-d to the 32 and 2/3 level of purity is truly a problem? It is when prosperity for the country as a whole is at odds with the Truth. The Cherokee nation was "occupying" prime Georgia and South Carolina farm land for thousands of years. They were a peaceful people who believed in One G-d and even adopted a Constitution to mirror the American Constitution in order to be recognized as an independent nation by the United States. But their nation was on what Andrew Jackson considered prime Georgia farmland. So in the debate between letting them stay because they were decent and the need for prime Georgia farmland, in Andrew Jackson's mind there was no debate. Prosperity trumped the Truth. They had to go, and he got the US Senate to agree with him in 1835. I believe that they were actually forcibly removed from their native lands by the next President, Martin Van Buren, in 1838 and 1839. So much for the Truth when it conflicts with American prosperity.

5/26/2011 11:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And then of course there is the End of Days example of America choosing prosperity over the Truth. On Sept. 11th, 2001, Al Queida flew two separate plains into the Twin Towers murdering about 3000 people. Gog W. Bush, Jr. vowed to take vengeance on Osama Bin Laden for murdering Americans on that day. After the bloodiest Adar since the Shoah and a massacre of about 30 people at a Pesach Seder at a hotel in Netanya, PM Ariel Sharon launched Operation Defensive Wall against Arafat in March of 2002. He instantly had Arafat holed up in his compound in Ramallah with IDF forces. It would have been easy to put a bullet in Arafat's head at that moment or to go in to arrest him to put him on trial for mass murder of the Jewish people. But Gog W. Bush and Tony Blair and Jacque Chirac all said no. Arafat was the leader of a budding nation and he could not be touched. Bush would have put a bullet in Bin Laden's head if he could, but the IDF could not put a bullet in Arafat's head? Or even put him on trial for mass murder? Now why would Gog W. insist on that? The answer is obvious. The Saudi King and Ambassador had already told Gog that if he wants the free flow of oil at affordable prices, Arafat could not be touched. That is it. Again, the Land of the Free um Masons traded in the Truth for a bit more prosperity. And who is the number one victim of this at the End of Days, why Israel of course. That is part of the Divine plan because Israel's covenant with G-d is Truth for its own sake.

5/27/2011 12:12 AM  
Anonymous A Question said...

Just curious, Don't some say that the complete end time for judgment for R"H is Chanukah?

5/27/2011 1:56 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A Question or whatever your name is: Yes, according to Chassidut, teshuvah for breaking Torah Law can be completed as late as Chanukah. But teshuvah for Noachide Laws and other associated laws of common decency must be completed by Hoshana Rabba, the 7th Day of Tabernacles. Common decency existed in this world and was expected by G-d before the Torah was given 3323 years ago to Israel at Mt. Sinai. Adam and all of his descendants are expected to live by its tenets.

5/27/2011 2:33 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

i truely believe the end of days are coming. all that is happening around the world the last year or so alone!

5/27/2011 9:26 AM  
Anonymous A Yid in the land said...

Glad to see you posting more often, we need geula now and it feels close!
For many people the comments sections get missed especially if they are new to the site. Posting big responses on the main blog would get this information to a far larger audience.
How does one do teshuva for barely keeping the Torah, especially positive mitzvot when money stress and bad health saps our energy and motivation.

5/27/2011 9:53 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Netanyahu only supports a 2 State solution if the 3.5 million Pals. between the Med. and the Jordan River who do not have Israeli citizenship can be decent. He knows that they will never be decent. So there is no chance that he will ever have to recognize a Pal. State. His only real moral mistake during his speech was that he should have mentioned that about 50% of Arabs in Yesha and 80% of Arabs in Gaza are not indigenous to the area. This also includes a high percentage of Israeli Arabs and even a higher percentage of the "refugees" who were trying to return home in 1948. (This of course includes over 80% of the Gaza Arabs who were really within one generation from Egypt. The most common last name in Gaza is Masri which means Egyptian.) Yet, Israel would never demand that Israeli Arabs or Gazans should leave just because such a high percentage of them have ancestors that came to the Palestine Mandate after 1918. Therefore in any withdrawals as part of a piece treaty, Jewish settlers beyond the borders of the redrawn borders should be allowed to live in Palestine with dual Israeli/ Palestinian citizenship. The argument that they are newcomers simply does not hold water beacause so many of the Pals. are newcomers too. He would have received a thunderous ovation from Congress because of the basic truth of the statement, and the indigenous people's lie of the Pals. would have been exposed at the same time. The Truth is what counts right now and making it known is important beacuse there will be no negotiations to begin with. We just have to show that we are more willing than our enemy to make peace if they showed a smidgen of real decency which they never will. So don't worry.

5/30/2011 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One other thing worth mentioning with respect to Netanyahu and his promotion of a two-state solution: is that he/we are bound by agreements made by Netanyahu's predecessors in years past to negotiate secure borders thus defining and delineating our actual borders. The logic and efficacy of that decision is beyond the scope of this post. However, we are a nation of law abiding people and we entered (like it or not) into legally binding agreements. One cannot make an agreement or a contract and then say "I made a mistake" or "God didn't really want me to do this" and then think that somehow this renders the agreement null and void. It doesn't work that way. We're stuck with those agreements. But that's what makes this September so interesting. If the other party tears up the agreement, by declaring a Palestinian state absent the required negotiated settlement, then the agreement is canceled and we are free to move forward with Gods preordained plan which includes not only annexation of the disputed territories, but also the return of all our ancestral Land's including those areas presently "occupied" by Jordan, Syria and Lebanon etc. In other words, God is about to free us from our previous mistakes in the form of agreements that seemingly ran contrary to His plan. The bottom line is that even if Netanyahu were to be, or become MBY, he would have to make a good faith effort to comply with those agreements. I would only emphasize that in light of all mentioned above, it would not be a good idea to push the two-state thing too far since that is obviously counter to God's "road map" for Israel.

5/30/2011 10:36 AM  
Blogger Tidbits of Torah said...

So glad you mentioned the RAMCHAL's book Derech HaShem. I have made an audio of the 1st 2 chapters so far. (women's voice just to let everyone know)

5/31/2011 4:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re;sharing the Land and BiBi ,

We always shared the land from biblical times thru the second Temple period.... We very rarely had the land to ourselves.... But if you Repent and Follow in the ways of Boreh Olam once again you will rule over vast lands

6/02/2011 5:00 AM  
Anonymous tzvi said...

We are approaching the year 5772 - the Keitz of the Zohar and the Gr"a. Are you ready?

6/14/2011 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Fangyu said...

We love you Rabbi Dov Bar-Leib, thank you so much for the teachings. Chazak Chazak V'nitchazek! Shalom:-)

7/01/2011 4:49 AM  

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