Sunday, April 21, 2013

Patriots' Day: The Beginning of Galut Yishmael

Deep in the writings of Rav Chaim Vital there is a concept that does not appear much in the words of our prophets and sages except in Sefer Daniel where we see in chapter 2: The iron is mired with clay at the end of days.  The iron legs were at one time the two centers of the Roman Empire: Rome and Constantinople.  The Xtian world divided up accordingly with the Catholic Church and all of its subsequent breakoff churches in the Protestant World coming out of Rome.  Yet, on the other hand the Greek Orthodox Church after a great schism over ecclesiastic control of the Byzantine Empire in 1054 ce. discussed here , based its church authority in Constantinople.  Then 400 years later Islam conquered Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul.  The Greek Orthodox Church remained, but at this time Islam had the upper hand in the Eastern part of the empire.  From this point onwards, the iron (Xtianity) became mired with the clay (Islam), at least in one of the legs.  For the most part the other leg, the Roman leg, was free of Islam (clay) for most of the last 700 years.  This was especially the case after the Catholic Church successfully reconquered Spain from the Moors, a reconquest that was completed around 1300 by which time most of the Moors had been thrown out of Spain.  Greater experts than I can fill in all of the particulars about the history of wars between Xtianity and Islam to fill in all the blanks.  Yet, one thing that can be said until about 50 years ago, the mixing of Xtianity and Islam amongst the various nations of the the Xtian World only existed in the Eastern half of the former Roman Empire.  Even on occasion when invading Turkish forces reached the gates to Vienna, those forces were repelled around 1683, and Islam retreated back to the Balkans and never successfully got that close again to conquering the Xtian parts of Western and Northern Europe.  For those interested in specific aspects of the historical record here is the blog, Gates of Vienna, for further details.

According to many opinions, the actual year when Rome began to decentralize and the reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula was fully complete was around the year 1492 and then with the birth of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th Century which began in 1517.  Starting around the time of the Inquisition, Rome began to lose the control of the Western half of Xtiandom that it thought that it richly deserved.  The Protestant Reformation beginning in 1517 was not based in Rome.  But the Good L-rd had other plans.  In 1492 the exact same day that Jews were supposed to leave Spain, on Tisha B'Av of that year, Christopher Columbus was supposed to set sail to reach the East Indies by traveling around the world from East to West, thereby avoiding the long arduous trek around the horn of Africa.  Columbus decided to leave the following day because according to his own journal, he did not want to leave Spain on the day on which the "2nd House had been destroyed".  Columbus thought that he would discover a shortcut, but what he ended up "discovering" was the island chain of a heretofore unknown pair of continents, the Americas later named after Amerigo Vespucci who discovered that the West Indies discovered by Columbus were actually tied to the super continent later known by the names North and South America.  Now the Vikings knew about North America, but the length and breadth of the entire continent was not explored until after Columbus reached the island of San Salvadore in the West Indies on Hoshana Rabba of 1492.  The Marranoes aboard the three ships along with the navigator/ translator Luis De Torres knew that the entire voyage of Columbus had Divine sanction when on the day of their arrival at San Salvadore, willow branches (aravot) were floating on the waves of the Caribbean as they approached the island.  The dozen or so Marranoes on board the ships, Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria, therefore were given by G-d the instruments of Divine service for that very day of Hoshana Rabba when in our prayers we pray for rain and gashmiyut for all of Mankind and for Jews who live in the lands of our dispersion using those very willow branches.  So as the previous galut in the Golden Iberian Peninsula was totally collapsing, a new galut in the New World was being prepared.  With the founding of the United States, 285 years later, as a nation under G-d as opposed to the anti-Semitic European concept of god (for they were nations under X (Christ) or Yoshke), America blazed a new trail of binding men (and later slaves and women) who had the privilege of citizenship to G-d's laws of common decency.  The price of good citizenship was adherence to these laws.  Externally to the world at large including Indians who had no rights whatsoever, if prosperity was in conflict with common decency, the President, who had imperial powers in foreign policy, always was looking out for the prosperity of America's citizens, sometimes at the expense of the humanity of non-citizens.  No one said that America was perfect.  And the rights of non-citizens were easily disposed of in search of American prosperity if the two came into conflict.  This was America's great flaw.  The rights of common decency only extended to those with full citizenship in the new republic.  Ok, it was a lot better than anything that had preceded it, and citizenship never involved a religious test, just a commitment to keep the Laws of the Land and to uphold the Constitution of the United States.  It lead to the greatest gentile nation in history, a subject that has been discussed on this blog often.  And in the 1790s the new Republic was looking for a new capital.  What was chosen was a diamond shape plot of land called the District of Columbia.  At its heart was the city of Rome, Maryland, a small hamlet on the Potomac.  In the 17th century the place where the Capitol Bldg. would eventually stand, the plot of land was owned by a man named Francis Pope as opposed to Pope Francis.  Just another coincidence folks, and you know how we view coincidences on this blog!

Now this is a quick historical survey.  I realize that I am not going to give a detailed survey of the Western World in just three paragraphs.  Yet, the point needs to be made whether we view the Western leg of Rome as being Rome, Italy or the former Rome, Maryland, the Western leg of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream remained uninfected by Yishmael until the last 50 to 60 years.  It started in Europe because of European guilt for both the Shoah and racism against the colonized people in the Muslim world that they colonized.  So the British started to allow in uninterrupted flows of Pakistanis, and the French started to allow in Algerians, Moroccans, and Tunisians.   The Germans went on their guilt trip by allowing a large number of Turks from Southeastern Europe to come in and help to rebuild Germany.  Depending on where you are in Europe, the percentages of certain European countries where Muslims are ready to take over their host countries with Islam is mind-boggling.  Yet, the real infection of the clay mired with the iron in the United States came full force with the Obama Administration.  Here one of the legs of what remains of Malkhut Edom in the person of one man merged the world beliefs of Liberation Theology Xtianity and Islam in the person of one man who has now been elected twice.  During the Gog Bush Jr. Administration, America was still a basically Xtian majority country (albeit he often made Saudi foreign policy his own in order to take advantage of higher Saudi oil production and lower gasoline prices).  Oh how has America changed in just the last 4 years.  It truly has been fundamentally transformed.  It would take a blog and a half to explain why this happened now and happened so quickly.  But members of the Muslim Brotherhood through CAIR now have access to the seat of power in what was at one time Rome, Maryland.  Obamanation that make desolate is truly the (half iron and half clay or half Xtian/ half Muslim) 11th horn dude from the Book of Daniel.

So at this point it is important to understand that Edom is dying.  The Roman or Xtian part of this iron mixed with clay composition in the Western foot of Edom is dog tired.  As it says in Genesis 25:30, And Esav said to Ya'akov, "Pour into me, now, from that red red stuff, for I am tired. and therefore he is called Edom."  So Edom is dying because he is tired.  I  believe that I heard once, (I need to find the original source to back this up), that the gematriah of ha'Adom without a Vav is 50, and the word is repeated twice.  One might say that it is repeated just for emphasis.  Another peirush seems to be that he would rule for not 1000 years but 2000 years.  And only after 2000 years would he become "tired".  The red lentil soup was good enough to give him energy to rule for 2000 years.  The calculation seems to go as thus:  Yosef was sold for 20 dinar of silver.  For each dinar, Edom would rule 50 years.  20 x 50 = 1000 years.  Yet, since Yosef was kidnapped, the punishment was doubled (kefel) to 2000 years.  Again I saw this years ago, but it is backed up by what Hoshea said:  After 2 days He will revive us, and on the 3rd day he will establish us (or raise us up), so that we may live in His presence.  Now 70 years was subtracted from the destruction of the 2nd Temple until year 2000 because of Galut Bavel which had already lasted for 70 years between the two Temples.  So the process of reviving us began in the year 5761 or at the end of the year 5760 in the year 2000ce, believe it or not, with the Al Aksa Intifada.  I have discussed this on this blog as the last peqidah mentioned in the Zohar VaYeira 119.  no need to belabor the point again.  Now Chazal count the 2000 years minus the 70 years for galut Bavel from the destruction of the 2nd Temple around the year 70ce (3830). How do we know this? because when we daven Shacharit and Mincha at the time Hoda'ah in Shmona Esrei is repeated, we say He will revive us and establish us in the context of the Temple Service.  In Hebrew: T'chayainu uT'kayameinu (You will revive us and You will establish us) is what is said in the exact same language (lashon) as Hoshea 6:2!!   except that in Hoshea it said in the 3rd person, and in our davening to HaShem we plead for it to be in the 2nd person.    So based on all this it makes sense that Esav is now tired, and Pope Benedict retired at the end of February for that very reason.  Continuing:

Here is a hint of G-d's conspiracy, and it is based on our holy sources.  (since I don't believe that a massive human conspiracy where America would murder its own citizens in a terror attack is possible.  Once more than a dozen people are asked to keep a horrible secret, at least one out of 100 or out of 50 will spill the beans.)

This week of massacres and destruction began on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 15th.  Patriots' Day was originally April 19th, the date that the shot from the Battle of Lexington and Concord was heard around the world beginning the American Revolution. In the late 1960s, Massachusetts changed the day to the third Monday in April, but many diehards, like Daughters of the American Revolution, continued to commemorate April 19th for nostalgic reasons. Then came the murderous fire at the Koresh compound and the bombing of the Murrah Fed bldg. on that very date April 19th in 1993 and 1995. Because of Timothy McVeigh and his heinous crime on that very day, the original connection to April 19th was severed. So suddenly after the Marathon massacre on April 15th, on April 17th, we had a not so pleasant reminder of the Koresh tragedy and the Oklahoma City bombing, with the destruction of West, Texas by the same type of fertilizer bomb that McVeigh used to destroy the Murrah Federal Bldg on April 19th, 1995.

If the Saudis are given a free pass on 2nd Boston massacre, the American Republic founded on Patriots' Day in 1775 is finished in lieu of the new budding worldwide Caliphate. Galut Yishmael has officially begun and has totally usurped the last remnants of Galut Edom in the United States. This was predicted for the 5th year of the last Shmittah cycle and is discussed by Rav Chaim Vital zt"l. We should have seen this coming when Pope Benedict simply pooped out. He said Ayef Anochi (I am tired), and Edom was finished.

This is why these two events, the 2nd Boston massacre and the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas occurred in such close proximity to each other, to fully announce the end of the American Republic as a part of Malkhut Edom (Edom's kingdom).  But it is G-d who is the conspirator, not the FBI or the CIA, tying a massacre in Boston and a fertilizer explosion in Texas together.  Edom has now completely fallen.  America is part of Yishmael's sphere of influence now.  The Sunni Muslim Brothers are now firmly in control.  Patriots' Day 2013 was the death knell for Edom and, at the same time was the dawn of the Caliphate in the US.  Obama will likely do nothing about the evil masterminds in Saudi Arabia that planned this attack.  The Saudi student, who was the first suspect at the finish line, with major big time ties to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia will get away with murder.  Glenn Beck will make his big announcement on Monday about the Saudi ringleaders, and no one will likely pay attention in order to really make a difference.  He might be spitting in the wind, but we shall see.  We will know when he makes his big announcement on Monday, telling us how bad and evil that Saudi student really was, before Obama was convinced in that happenstance meeting with the Saudi FM to quietly deport him.  My guess is that the full weight of the MSM will be used to discredit Glenn Beck or anyone else that stands in the way of the new malkhut, and the Saudis and their Wahhabi'ists will get away with murder.  This is just my sense by watching how America has so quickly been fundamentally transformed.  Yet, try he will.  We are now at the end of nine full months (38 weeks) since Tisha B'Av 5772.  We may be in the midst of birthpangs now to be completed by the end of week 40 on the 25th of Iyar.  It looks like the world is shifting really really quickly now.  I won't hazard a guess what the world will look like by Rosh Chodesh Siwan.

Here is an excellent post by Ya'ak (Yeranen Ya'akov) explaining why Edom collapses in the 5th year of the final Shmittah cycle leaving  Malkhut Yishmael in its wake for 2 1/2 to 3 more years until 5776 as discussed in an earlier post.  I commented on his post at the time, and it seems to be materializing.  

G-d bless us to bring Geulah quickly.  It seems that a 2 1/2 year process until 5776, the post Shmittah year and the Yovel of Yovelot, to overcome Galut Yishmael will be much worse than pulling a tooth.  Besides by 5775, Persia will try to take over the world, and with a full array of nuclear weapons with the help of their North Korean ally, I fear how many hundreds of millions or billions of people will die from numerous Timrot Ashan (Date Palms of Smoke) (Yo'el 3:3-4).  I will show wonders in the Heavens and in the Earth:  Blood, and Fire and Date Palms of Smoke.  The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome Day of HaShem. 

 Let it happen more quickly without all of that loss of life and without, G-d forbid, a nuclear winter.  Amen.


Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Someone pinch me. Is this bozo really America's new Secretary of Defense?? Chuck Hagel, you gotta be kidding!

4/21/2013 9:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually Chuck is working for CAIR. So nothing to worry about, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is in the hands of the right coward for the new Galut.

4/21/2013 9:44 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I haven't read your entire post, but the name of Yoel jumped out at me. The Haftorah this past Shabbat was from Yoel also. There, was a reference to those who separated from Yehuda.

And, funny he (Yoel) should mention it, but in our current days, we also have talk about Jews separating from the people of Israel. These Jews want to create an autonomous area that is "Haredi Friendly".

How does that fit into the picture?

4/21/2013 10:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The traditional Haftarah reading for Acharei Mot/ Kedoshim is Amos 9. Let me check there.

4/21/2013 10:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those in Eretz Yisrael, do not fear this Galut. The purpose of this galut is to do teshuvah. The pomp and the pleasures of Galut Edom in America were not conducive for Jews to do teshuvah there. Some did while most just melted away.

Now that America is firmly in the Sunni camp of Yishmael along with most Western nations, Persia will rise, and then we here in Eretz Yisrael will finally do teshuvah. In the meantime it is still raining here in Eretz Yisrael. I realize that Lag B'Omer comes early this year, but the weather is bizarre in a good way.

4/21/2013 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wound in throat of captured terrorist possibly self inflicted -- may be unable to communicate.


4/22/2013 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov: Why would Jews in Israel fear galut? They're already in Israel, what's to fear? Shouldn't this be directed to the Jews in Galut?

4/22/2013 2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The origin of the name Tamerlan:

4/22/2013 2:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall that Esav (Edom) dies by having his head (US) cut off...

4/22/2013 1:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The head of Esav is Rush or Rosh Limbaugh III. He is the 3rd because three sefirot of the neshama are in the head. This is what Rush says about America dying:

The head of Esav is the only part of Esav which is tahor (pure)

4/22/2013 2:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Ba'al Kerry just compared the Boston Marathon victims to the Mavi Marmara terrorists. G-d willing America will pay for this moral relativism, but for now they have sought the protective merit of Galut Yishmael.

4/22/2013 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean the Yishmaelim will take over E"Y and what will happen to yidden.

4/22/2013 2:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No, they will take over the entire world except for Eretz Yisrael. But they will continue to fight rigorously amongst themselves. And the world will divide up between those supporting the Sunnis and those supporting the Shi'ites. The Shi'ites are basically lead by Amalekim, and the Sunni side has leaders basically from the B'nai Cham but in the Arabian Peninsula from the B'nai Shem. Saudi Arabia might be unique in that the leaders themselves are mamash descendants of Yishma'el. In the US we see that the leader there is partially from the Bnai Cham. So America will side with the is so obviously apparent by Chuckie Hagel's recent statements. And America will do whatever it can do to protect the real Bnai Yishmael in Saudi Arabia...even if they blow up a few people.

And the world economy will tank because the bracha on Western Civilization (Edom) has ceased. How and in what steps, I will not guess. And because the West is now such a lowly spiritual place, Jews should leave or find other ways to protect themselves with food storage in the country in places where there are still a healthy percentage of righteous gentiles. Rav Ariel Bar Tzaddok in Eastern Tennessee has found such a place and has founded such a community. There are others doing the same like Ariela in the comments section in a recent post. If you choose the 2nd route, please prepare to protect your storage of non-perishable food with proper weapons. Have enough people so that guarding the food storage can be done in shifts. If necessary attach oneself to righteous gentiles preparing in the same way as part of a larger group. But prepare now, not when civilization collapses. When that happens, it will be too late. I have been writing about this for over 1 1/2 years now, hoping that people will prepare outside of E. Yisrael. I also recently reposted the four attributes of a righteous gentile in the comments section of a recent post so that one knows that one would be safe with them when the SHTF. Shoot Hits the Fan.

4/22/2013 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israeli govt is closest than ever to the USA, if the USA are taken over so is EY. The govt has bowed to Obama many times.

4/22/2013 4:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

HaShem will destroy the entire world, up to 2/3rds of it (Zech. 13) when the Armies of Mankind try to take over Eretz Yisrael. This is a Divine Promise for the very End. It matters not what the appearances are right now with King Shaul apologizing here and surrendering here and there. We are at the End, and according to Rav Yehudah ben Shmuel from 800 years ago, the 50 year Yovel that began in 5727 (1967) will end triumphantly by 5776.

This does not mean that the nations of the world won't try. As a matter of fact, they are supposed to try so that HaShem can magnify His great Name.

4/22/2013 5:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am referring to Rav Yehudah ben Shmu'el of Regensburg aka. Yehudah HeChassid.

4/22/2013 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand. You say now is the beginning of galut yismaeli. If this is true the yismaelites will take over the land and expel Jews as happened in all previous examples of galut. Then perhaps in 5776 we will have Moshiach but there are still over three years to wait. Like galut edom meant that most Jews were deported into the roman empire and the romans controlled EY and Jerusalem. Or galut bavli and the others. When an angel of the nations is powerful they control the Jews and EY.

4/22/2013 5:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No, we are not leaving Eretz Yisrael. The pressure on us here to do stupid and evil things to each other will only be from the "Spirit of Yishmael" since Edom is now totally subservient to Yishmael in the world right now. As a matter of fact, the "promise" of anything good coming out of talks with this evil force will be less in pressure since it is easier to see through Yishmael's facade than to see through Edom's facade. There are no more expulsions of Jews from Eretz Yisrael in the offing. In the merit of the 6 million, the 6 million Jews here now are here to stay. The greater concern will be in Chu"l. The worst that we will get here is the first 2 verses of Zecharia 14. Yet, those first two verses were fulfilled once already in 1948. The City was already divided at that time with the associated pillaging that took place in the Old City. It will unlikely take place twice within the same century.

4/22/2013 5:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yehudah ben Shmuel of Regensburg said the same that when the Yerushalayim falls back into Jewish hands after 800 years of the Ottomans and 50 years of the City being in no-man's land, he calls those 50 years the Yovel of the coming of Mashiach. And it began in 1967. And in the merit of the 6 million who perished, the 6 million who are here now are not going to be exiled again. Yet, we will be forced to do teshuvah for our lack of common decency because a world leader like Haman from Persia will threaten to extinguish us. This short but crazy Malkhut Yishmael is to get us to cry out to HaShem...since the galut with America as the world power has allowed us to be complacent because of its real and apparent kindness. But America as both Esav our brother and our enemy (such as putting pressure on us to destroy yishuvim) was not cruel enough to force Jews to accept the fact that we only have Our Father in Heaven to depend on. Galut Yishmael comes along to force the issue.

4/22/2013 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Edom is indeed subservient to Yismael they will do ethnic cleansing in EY.

4/22/2013 5:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is so simple. During Galut Yawan (Greece) were Jews exiled from Eretz Yisrael?? NO. We were not. They despoiled the Temple and tried to erase our qedushah, but we were not exiled from the Land. Galut Yishmael wants to prove that G-d has given them a mandate to take over the world. They will not succeed in that effort here in Eretz Yisrael even if they continue to despoil the Temple Mt.

4/22/2013 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no comparison as Greeks admired Jews and Arabs do not.

4/22/2013 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

Since you did not correct the anonymous poster "lechaf zechus" you didn't see his words.

Eretz Yisroel is in Galus. If you think that you have reached Geula and only Chutz L'Eretz is in Geula than you are living an unbelievable lie. There is no coincidence that your comments Dov and those of your readers come between Parshas Achrei-Kedoshim and Parshas Emor which all talk about how we must not mimic the Nations, yet this is what Eretz Yisroel does best. Hashem says explicitly in the Torah that the land does spit out the Jews if C"V. This is possible with C"V!!! the Jews giving in to 67' borders.

Don't put it past your Medina Government who allows Gay Parades, and Chillul Hashems publicly. Not to mention your Ultra Orthodox and Leftwing nut jobs who together lack such common decency and manifest gut wrenching levels of Sinas Chinam.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe never once spoke about the Jews of Chutz L'Eretz suffering the way you do and thank G-d we have the assurance of the Tzaddik Yesod Olam, the Nasi HaDor till Moshiach comes, may it be immediately.

Your propaganda tactic to scare Jews to make Aliyah is very clever and I hope that the Israel Agency gives you a percentage kick back for your hard work.

4/22/2013 7:54 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We know already from Zecharia 12 and 14 what the world is going to try to do during this last 2 1/2 years max. of this Galut, and we know that the outcome is not the expulsion of 6 million Jews. They, the nations of the world, will go after the 600,000 Jews who live in Yesha and East Yerushalayim with the help of the UN. That is as far as Galut Yishmael will get...possibly. But since Yerushalayim was already divided for 19 years, it does not have to happen again in the same Century, the 5700s. So I am trying to figure out your point that anything in our sources tells us that in Galut Yishmael over the next 2 1/2 years, the country will be made Judenrein.

As a matter of fact Zecharia 12 says that they will try but nothing will happen, and Zech 14 said that they will succeed with half of the City for a very short period of time before a miraculous Redemption (splitting of the Mt. of Olives). These apparently contradictory chapters have yet to be rectified. But no where does it say that Eretz Yisrael will be made Judenrein again. nowhere.

4/22/2013 7:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I get no kickback. just the knowledge that I a doing my best to warn you of what will come if you stay, and if your extenuating circumstances don't allow you to come, there is an alternate plan of preparation. If you decide not to prepare through Aliyah or food storage in a country location amongst righteous gentiles, then at least I have blown the shofar letting you know what is coming. I have done my part. When Ben David finally comes, the Good L-rd will come and fetch you if you have properly prepared for the interim period of time.

Yes, we are still in a dark spiritual galut, but the Day of the Ingathering of the Dry Bones (Hey B'Iyar, Yom HaAtzamot 5708) ended our physical galut from the Land of Israel. We are not leaving here again. We are here for good and for ill...but we are here. We are waiting for the Arba Ruchot in Yechezkel's vision. It required an additional Ko Amar HaShem. Our spiritual redemption, the Arba Ruchot (the 4 Winds), has NOT yet occurred.

4/22/2013 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

Every word, every prophecy that the Lubavitcher Rebbe said has come to fruition. It is your words of "pain, death, and destruction" against his. The Jews must reveal G-dliness in every single square inch of the world to prepare it for Moshiach. This is why the Lubavitcher Rebbe told us to stay put and work here. If he said go to "Eretz Yisroel" you would have had the largest aliyah in history that would have trippled the aliyah numbers from 1948 till today.

At least we can agree that we both believe that Moshiach is coming today.

4/22/2013 8:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, we can also agree that the Rebbe was the Nasi haDor for the previous generation. What he said was true until his stroke in 5752 ended his tenure as the Nasi. We are now in a new generation, the 111th generation since Sinai which began either in 5748/49 or 5750/51. Who is the Nasi HaDor today? The Rebbe has not really been replaced in the Ashkenazic world. My Rebbe now is Shalom Arush. He says that you should come today if your extenuating circumstances permit, and Rav Arush is very much alive, bli ayin hara. And yes, Mashiach could come this very mintue, but if this proceeds along the lines of B'itah, we have to make preparations for the interim if he tarries. And B'itah, the interim will be rough for Jews outside of EY, but there are practical steps that every Jew in America for instance can take. I have outlined those above.

It should be noted that according to Rav Pinchus Winston in the name of the Vilna Gaon, the B'itah time of the ingathering of the exiles began in either 5748/49 or in 5750/51. So like everything in life, it is your choice.

4/22/2013 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

The Nasi HaDor is described as someone whose words of Torah influence the entire Jewish People. This means that Jewish Leaders worldwide look to him for guidance as well as the Jewish People. What leader did that and does that in this generation? The generation has not ended because this is the 7th Generation and all seven's are precious. The 8th generation is above nature as everything 8 is and is the generation of Moshiach. Outside of Ponevitz, almost every Jewish leader religious, non religious, leaders of the world, prime ministers and army generals, Sephardic Geodlim, Chief Rabbis, Chassidic Rebbes, everyone came to 770. The Rebbe is still the Nasi because the Nasi is not limited to a physical plane just like Rabbeinu HaKadosh whose family was Yotzei on his Kiddush even after Histalkus. No Jewish leader has replaced what the Rebbe did and continues to do. Jews are not bound to this physical limited world. R' Arush is a visionary, a talmid chacham, and what the Alter Rebbe would call a Benoni which is what the rest of the world calls a Tzaddik. He still is not the Nasi as he does not lead all Jews including the leaders of different groups.

If a Tzaddik, especially the Nasi HaDor's influence and effect on Klal Yisroel ends after Histalkus then we would have been extinct at the crossing of the Jordan because Moshe's hastalkus. Torah is eternal and the Zohar says Hashem, the Torah, and Klal Yisroel are all one and the Nasi is the Head of this Supernal Body.

We still have a head and just like the Erev Rav said to give up after day 40 started, we are sitting here almost 20 years after Gimmel Tammuz and the Erev Rav says give up cause the Moshe of the Generation is gone.

since 1994 the world has been more spiritually impacted than the entire 50 years of the Rebbe's physical presence in this world.

Who is the Nasi now? Its not insane that we believe our Rebbe its the Nasi even after Histalkus which has backing in the Gemara, Zohar, and Kisve Arizal, its insane that no one has the emunah in the Tzaddik to lay claim that their leader is a completely perfect Tzaddik whose every word is Emes.

Moshiach NOW!

4/22/2013 9:42 PM  
Blogger ariela said...



4/22/2013 10:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those of you in the US and who intend on remaining in the US, please contact either Rav Bar Tzadok or Ariela to either join with them or to get advice on how to set up your own community in the saner areas of the US where the goyim understand how to define human decency because the rules emanate from G-d. You and I know that for the most part those non-Jewish communities do not exist east of the Poconos or in California.

Tip: Those states that went for St. Iram (Santorum) in the Republican primaries are the best bets to set up such a community. St. Iram was supposed to be the American leader that would bring the US into Yemot HaMashiach whole. But instead of the 11th prince of Edom, you got the 11th horn dude from Sefer Daniel for his 2nd term. Eastern Tennessee is probably the best place in America for righteous gentiles. The first Noachide congregation in the US was in Athens, Tennessee. At least take precautions.

4/22/2013 10:32 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The Rebbe also said that we should open our eyes and see the Geula happening now.

Well, I wish more people would open their eyes to what is ACTUALLY HAPPENING and listen to those who bring the words of our Holy Prophets and other Holy Ones who interpret and clarify what is occurring. The world is in chaos, and its increasing. This is starkly apparent.

Soon it will have to reach its natural peak, probably war. Jews and non-Jews need to turn to Hashem with a full heart. No intermediaries. No Rebbes. We see that they also are fallible.

Recently Israel celebrated its transition from death camps to a rejuvenated Eretz Yisrael, "Israel, the happy little country" as Caroline Glick wrote. And what was happening in the rest of the world? Chaos and tragedy. This is 'seeing the Geula process with open eyes'. Sometimes its the little details, but often its the 'big picture'.

4/22/2013 10:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is Beck's big announcement about the Saudi national who had an Event file opened as a 3B terrorist from the Wahhabbi sect in Saudi Arabia. But after the Ba'al Kerry on Tuesday and the 11th horn dude on Wednesday had a meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister, suddenly rather than being charged with anything serious, he is being deported. time to trade in your Hailmary beads for your Muslim prayer beads if you are a Xtian. Probably it is better to just look into G-d's rules of common decency, and chuck the existing religious systems from the last 2000 years.

I will try Devash's html code in the next comment.

4/22/2013 11:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So here it goes:

Ok see if that works!

4/22/2013 11:37 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So here it goes again:

<"Glenn Beck's Big Announcement"/a>

Ok see if that works!

4/22/2013 11:39 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So here it goes:

Ok see if that works! This is my 3rd try. I am following Devash's instructions. HTML code is a science that I must learn.

4/22/2013 11:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So here it goes:

Glenn Beck's Big Announcement

Ok see if that works!

4/22/2013 11:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So it must be written a ref not aref, and there are no quotes around the link name. And the <> at the end is only around /a. The link name is not in quotes or in brackets. HTML is fun, but it makes no sense and takes practice. I think I got it. Thanks Devash.

4/22/2013 11:58 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...


The Sichas that you refer to from 5749-5752 are all very complex and can not be taken out of context. The Rebbe was trying to explain that Moshiach is a real person of flesh and blood not some sort of theory. When it is a theory then the idea that the founding of Medinas Yisrael in 1948 is part of Moshiach which it is NOT.

For thousands of years Jews misinterpreted the words of our Holy Prophets and other Holy Ones who interpret and clarify what is occurring. Pirke Avos Perk Gimmel says:

Rabbi Chanina the son of Dosa would say: One whose fear of sin takes precedence to his wisdom, his wisdom endures. But one whose wisdom takes precedence to his fear of sin, his wisdom does not endure.

He would also say: One whose deeds exceed his wisdom, his wisdom endures. But one whose wisdom exceeds his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.

Our current state of affairs does not absolve us of the Torah or Mitzvos. In addition to flooding the internet with doomsday prophecies, Torah and Mitzvos must be our top priority. We think we can do this on our own, we will be meet the same demise as the Tribe of Menasheh who miscalculated "Yitzas Mitzraim". The Midrash says they were killed in battle and are the "Dry Bones" that Yehezkel encountered. Moshe Rabbeinu and the Moshe Rabbeinu in every generation is the only way to success and this is not a Chassidic Idea. This is straight from the Gemara! Mordechai B'Doro K'Moshe B'Doro. Every generation has a Moshe Rabbeinu and we must follow his lead as it is the only way to connect to Hashem.

To say that Eretz Yisroel today is what the Rebbe meant by "opening our eyes" is a very sad dark road to nowhere.

The Rebbe wants us to learn about Moshiach and Geula so we will be prepared for what is to come.

The Alter Rebbe said that the Moshiach you want isnt coming and the Moshiach that is coming you dont want.

Gevurah will manefest above Chessed and Bais Shammai will be the halachic law. We will not live a life relaxing under the date palm, we will toil with sweat in the field of Torah and Mitzvos with G-d completely revealed.

You say that Chassidic Rebbe's are fallible. If they are fallible then its clear they are not a Rebbe, and if they are a Rebbe then it is clear they are not fallible.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe is a perfect tzaddik and everything he every did or said is Hashem will as he was a chariot to G-d. The lack of feeling Jews have towards their leaders who they consider fallible is not the gauge which Lubavitcher use to measure the Rebbe. The Gemara describes Tzaddikim as well as the Zohar and we believe with complete faith that Hashem sent the Rebbe to awaken the Jews after the Shoah and be the final Nasi of Galus. We will see that even the sichas of 5752 will bear fruit just like the first 40 years of Sichos and Maamarim.

Moshiach Now!

4/23/2013 1:08 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Rebbe was most definitely one of the two or three most important Tzaddikim of the previous generation. Yes, he was the Nasi HaDor, but Rav Moshe Feinstein and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach were the Avot Beit Din. Rav Feinstein was in America, and Rav Auerbach all zt"l was in Eretz Yisrael.

The Sephardi world had a completely different chain of command of tzaddikim. The difference is that the Sephardi world is still producing Acharonim and Achronim are still in charge of their world. Yet because of the ravages of the Shoah in Europe, we are in the post-Achronic Era in the Ashkenazic world. We with Central and Eastern European heritage have simply suffered way too much. We can call the three mentioned above, The Last of the Acharonim. Since then we have splintered, and no one agrees in the Ashkenazic world who is who anymore. It is amazing that we have been left without Gedolei HaDor in the Ashkenazic world that can even hold a candle to the Gedolim whose last names were Schneerson, Feinstein, and Auerbach zt"l. Yet, we have all found Rabbanim to replace those whom we have lost. I would hold that the Rebbe had a keen Ruach HaKodesh but was not a Navi...And he created the largest kiruv system in the history of Jewry. We have a treasury of his Sichot, and we can learn Torah from him for the rest of time. And believe me, I do. But I will not go so far as to say that he is the Manhig of THIS generation. We have many manhigim in the Ashkenazic world, but we are too wounded to really know who is our Chief Rav. I wish we could say that we have had someone on the level of a Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita for the last 20 years, but we have not. Eliyahu HaNavi will be here very soon, and will help Mashiach to fill in the breeches. I want to ask Eliyahu HaNavi why we Ashkenazic Jews apparently were given suffering that we cannot handle to the point of being broken.

On your point about the State of Israel. It is part of the Geulah, but it is only the body, sinews, and the muscles, and the Dry bones. We are definitely not at the point of full fledged spiritual redemption. We are missing the 4 Winds, the 2nd half of Yechezkel's prophesy. We live in a dark exile where the wicked triumph and the holy suffer at their hands. We pray that this changes very soon. But the change will be here in Eretz Yisrael. The change will not come from America. Only from Tzion will the Torah Go Forth, and the Word of HaShem from Yerushalayim. I don't expect a spiritual awakening of that magnitude in Brooklyn anytime soon. It is going to come from here...but we are not there yet. But the 6 million here are staying put.

4/23/2013 1:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Finally, I watched the Glenn Beck hour for the first 45 minutes tonight, and I must say that he proved his point. The Saudi Wahhabists planned the 2nd Boston massacre, and their 20 year old operative on the ground at the finish line from the Al-Harbi clan will likely get away with murder. Now we will see if anyone else even cares. Great job for Beck's The Blaze, but the Saudis even have a 20% stake in Foxnews. It will be a big uphill battle to get the MSM to talk about the ring-leader who just walked away.

First on Monday the 15th he was the prime suspect. He had a Visa to be at university in Findley, Ohio, but the Feds were ransacking his apartment in Revere, Massachusetts. I guess the Saudi govt. didn't know that Boston was not within commuting distance of Ohio. On Tuesday after a heart to heart talk between the Ba'al Kerry and the Saudi FM, his status changed to "deportation because of terror activities". An Event file was opened giving him 212 3B status which is the status of a suspected terrorist who for some reason was going to be deported. On Wednesday the same FM had an unscheduled meeting with Obama in the White House, and suddenly the 212 3B designation was erased, and the poor student wasn't even going to be evicted. But since Wednesday he seems to have disappeared.

You wacky Americans: Do you even care that the ringleader of the massacre seems to have simply disappeared...after a visit by Michele Obama to his hospital room of course. What else could it be??

4/23/2013 2:15 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I will have to check out the Gemorrah in Sotah. Does it say that the Truth will be scarce? or non-existent? It seems to be somewhere between scarce and non-existent. So both are correct.

4/23/2013 2:30 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Al Queda plotters arrested in Canada.

4/23/2013 2:32 AM  
Blogger Chaim Zalmon said...

For Mochin Rechavim.

As I say to other people "I don't really care about who Moshiach is, and I'll debate who he is when he's here".

The Rebbe stressed the importance of saving our fellow Jew, at that point in time the best place to reach your fellow Jew was in America (because that was where the majority of jew was. If he said to his followers Chabad would not be known for the mesiruts nefesh that it is known for. Now the majority of Jews is in Israel, and think about this. The rebbe was very big on bring those far close, how many non religous Jews are you able to affect everyday? You don't have to move to a place where there are no frum yidden, even living in Kfar Chabad everyday you will be more able to have an affect on non religous jews, and in more concentration then anywhere else.

Also the Rebbe said several other statements I want you to think about. The biggest is "That Israel is the safest place for a torah observent Jew"! This is what Dov Ber is trying to highlight. We see clear indications of what the Rebbe said, now do you want to experience and your family to experience the things that not only Dov Ber but many other tzadikim are warning American Jews about?

Think about it, that If Jews who are in the US don't get out soon then they may not get to see Moshiach, and Hashem's glorious revelation in the world. No more mitzot or torah (may we speedly do tshuvah and make it not neccesary).

4/23/2013 6:06 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dov, the Saudis recycle their terrorists via Where All 'Good' Terrorists Go For Rehabilitation. This is why they want them deported, so they can 'rehabilitate' them.

They have a good idea. However, a bit too late; they need to catch them BEFORE they kill people.

This is what should be done for Americans arrested that got into trouble 'on the street' to survive, but not for seasoned or second offenders.

4/23/2013 8:49 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Mochin Rechavim, I didn't say: "... that Eretz Yisroel today is what the Rebbe meant by "opening our eyes" [is a very sad dark road to nowhere.]"

Look at the ENTIRE WORLD, of which Eretz Yisrael is an island ... oasis. I'll take the happy bright stones, olive trees, hills and valleys of OUR Land over all the other countries anyday.

4/23/2013 8:58 AM  
Blogger Tishbi said...

To "Mochin"

You said:
"If he said go to "Eretz Yisroel" you would have had the largest aliyah in history that would have trippled the aliyah numbers from 1948 till today."

How do you think things would look today if he has said go to "Eretz Yisroel"?

4/23/2013 10:48 AM  
Blogger david said...

Why does everyone forget what happened to the Jews in mitzrayim who didn't want to leave and tried to prevent their brothers from leaving as well?? For some reason everyone remembers the ones left early...

4/23/2013 10:54 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

There may be close to twenty million Jews in Russia today albeit most of mixed lineage with the exception of their maternal grand/mothers. Ditto for America. So much for the majority if Yidden in EY. The Rebbe used to mention that there are as many Jews in Russia as in the rest of the world.

4/23/2013 1:43 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Ok i also am going to try again with the HTML. nope it doesn't work says closing tag opening tag does not fit:A

sorry ! here's the link to copy and paste :(

4/23/2013 1:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So Yoss Vee, are all those Russian Jews, who are Jews because their mother's mother's mother's mother were Jews, waiting for Mashiach to come and bring them out of Russia when 7/8th or 15/16 of their ancestors are not even Jewish? Does the Geulah really depend upon them? Come on, think about what you are writing.

We know that those Jews who have no idea that they are Jewish, because it was some distant maternal ancestor who was the Jew, will eventually be part of the Geulah, but we can't count them as part of the Klal until the Urim v'Tumim tells us which among them are Jews. And it matters not because it is not Rov Yehudim that must be here to trigger the Geulah. It is that 6 million Jews must be here to trigger the Geulah. And we have reached that special number. The 6 million trailblazers are now here.

4/23/2013 2:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

America has an additional problem besides those who could care less that the country is now controlled by Muslim fanatics. There is a tremendous amount of anti-Semitism on the "right". During the Presidential campaign, they congregated around the candidacy of Ron Paul. They fail the righteous gentile test by hating Israel by not applying its extenuating circumstances to themselves and thereby asking how would they behave under the same circumstances. There are a lot of these people around. In the media there is Paul Craig Roberts and Robert Novak (who recently died). There really are a lot of people like them around. Xtianity does not teach or train its believers to hold others accountable based on their extenuating circumstances, since all of our acts are dirty rags anyhow. So if Xtians are able to do that, it is not because of Xtianity that they do that. It is not a muscle in the brain that Xtians use especially when they apply their own extenuating circumstances to Jews. They quote the New Test. that Jews are hypocrites, and the discussion ends there. In America from the time of its founding, this changed dramatically because the US is a nation under G-d not X. So the American new breed of Man began to train that muscle when sitting in judgement of Jews and other non-Xtian citizens. Thank G-d for that. the RonPaulian worldview is most followed by Alex Jones and others today. They never learned the lesson of America's Founders.

In short, Glenn Beck has an uphill battle in exposing this scandal. For one, his explanation will be panned in conjunction with Alex Jones's more wild conspiracy theory. Also most people don't want to be removed from their comfort zones anymore that their country is now run by Jihadists. The MSM is in league with either Obamanation's narrative or with the narrative of Networks who are heavily leveraged by Saudi money. Based on all this, I doubt that Glenn Beck's spotlight of Truth will get him more that condemnation and obfuscation and humiliation. I don't think that America can recover from where it is right now. It is not the country that it was even when I was growing up. Reagan beat Carter in 1980 on far less than the inundation of Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi lunch money into the highest places that is happening now. But G-d bless Beck for trying. I wrote about all this in American Twilight in the sidebar of this blog years ago. As of today, that twilight has gone almost completely dark. America's radiance has gone.

4/23/2013 4:13 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

America is arming Israel to the teeth, refueling planes, et al., and gee we are such good friends now (yes, Israel you do the dirty work, you attack Iran) and now Former Military Intelligence Head: "Iran has Passed Red Line ..."Iran has crossed Israel's new red line," Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin said Tuesday.

Is everybody ready?

4/23/2013 4:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The KGB had classified files back in the 70's that talked about 18 mln "half-breeds", assuming only a 1/3 of those had Jewish mothers, you have 6 mln Halachic Jews. Assuming these women all got married and half of them had girls, that's another 3 mln, etc, etc.

On the subject of "Ischalta de'Geula", the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe said in 1948 that by declaring a state "they pushed off the Geula by 60 or 70 yrs."

And the Rebbe mentioned that not only Israel is not any kind of messianic phenomenon, on the contrary, the golus there is doubled and quadrupled.

So much for your kvelling over the medina.

4/23/2013 6:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hey, Yoss! It is now 60 to 70 years later!! So the Erev Rav Republic has ruled for 65 years. So we can Kvell once again!!

4/23/2013 6:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Erev Rav Republic seems to have provided enough cover in the last 65 years for our population to grow from 600,000 to 6 million. At least in the Sephardi world, the center of their world is here now. I can't speak for the Ashkenazi world anymore. It is way too splintered now..and no one wants to give up their basement in 5 Towns or their bungalow in the Catskills. So Sandy came and G-d seemed to say that basements in 5 Towns do not impress Him.

I have no issues with wealthy people. The more wealth, the greater pleasure there is in doing mitzvot. The Torah and Nach has no problem with wealth. It is just after 65 years perhaps those bungalows should now be in the Shomron or the Galil, and those basements should be in Yerushalayim. It would be nice to see more homes here with basements. Getting communities to get up and leave, with their poor with them, well, it is not happening....And in this Shmittah cycle it seems like it is too late. Too many people have homes underwater..financially.

4/23/2013 7:07 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I watched Glenn's Mon nite show (subscriber) and Glenn, Emerson, and Andy McCarthy were discussing the Saudi Arabia connection. Glenn asked "Why" is there this relationship, where they can dictate to the American Govt?

The terrorists have come from or are trained by Saudi Arabia, do their killing, and then their govt tells the American Govt to send the 'bad boys' home!

How long this collusion between Yishmael and Edom/America? What does the Torah say about the length and whether they might get America to abandon and/or not protect Israel?

I worry for Glenn, he has obtained increased security measures for his family.

4/23/2013 7:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I hate to say this Neshama, but the faster we are abandoned by America, the better off we will be. I am sick and tired of leaning on a broken reed. And now the reed really is totally broken.

Yes, Glenn is out there. There are now a number of people who will try to shut him up. Yet, he is high profile. It will be a bit more difficult to plug him than it was say, Vince Foster, whose body one day was found so neatly lying on the freshly mowed grass of Fort Marcy Park. I "love" this suicide note: The letter contained a list of complaints, specifically including, "The WSJ editors lie without consequence"[16] and lamenting, "I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport." It simply does not sound like a suicide. He could have simply left Washington with what he knew, but it seems that someone did not want him to leave Washington in peace.

Now that Glenn is taking on the big bad Saudis, the Yishma'elim behind a vast empire which is taking over the world, he knows that he has made himself vulnerable. By "exposing" their murderous scheme in Boston, he will either grab the brass ring of victory, or...G-d forbid. His hero Dietrich Bonhoeffer did not fare much better. "And he marched into Hell for a Heavenly Cause." Only a few survive such a march.

4/23/2013 7:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

בִּלבָבִי מִשְׁכַּן אֶבְנֶה לְהַדַר כְּבוֹדוֹ, וּבְמִשׁכַּן מִזְבֵּחַ אָשִׂים לְקַרְנֵי הוֹדוֹ, וּלְנֵר תָּמִיד אֶקַח לִי אֶת אֵשׁ הָעַקֵדָה, וּלְקָרְבַּן אַקְרִיב לוֹ אֶת נַפְשִׁי הַיְחִידָה

In my heart I will build a tabernacle (a dwelling place for G-d) in order to beautify His Honor. And in the tabernacle I will place an altar to radiate His Glory.

And an Eternal flame I will take for me the fire of the Binding of Isaac, and I will offer up as a Sacrifice to Him my only Soul.

Sefer Chareidim, Words by Rav Eliezer Azikari, the author of Yedid Nefesh.

This is what one should have in mind when one marches into Hell for a Heavenly Cause.

4/23/2013 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time that Jews stop with reaching out for lost Jews who might have had, even maternally, a grandmother, or greatgrandmother. Once they have intermarried, even if it's one or two generations, they no longer are Jews. The Jewish neshama within those who wish to return will convert on their own. Be sure that there is hardly a community in the world where there is not some Jewish blood, but, in absolutely no way, does that make them Jewish. Those who at the far corners of the earth who intermarried just shared the sparks and brought more civilization to that part of the world; but they themselves have lost any Jewishness. There are for sure no more than 5 million Jews today in EY, if that many. 3/4 of the Russians brought in (came for convenience reasons) are non-Jews. The bneiYisrael are counted for their quality, not quantity. Moshiach will have the job of filtering out who is a Jew.

4/23/2013 9:32 PM  
Blogger CKHL said...

The Rebbe said numerous times that the only job left to do is learn about Geulah and be mekabel pnei Moshiach. Medinat Yisrael is a darker golus than any other place on earth. Not to be confused with Eretz Yisroel.

4/23/2013 9:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Uvah l'Tzion Go'el. A Redeemer will come to Zion. Mashiach is coming to Eretz Yisrael, long before he shows up in Brooklyn.

This is so ridiculous. Living here under a secular Jewish govt. is worse than living under Obama for five years now. Give me a break. It is you who are disconnected to reality. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudis pull the President's strings at the White House, and it ain't so bad in Brooklyn. Were you out in Denver smoking weed with the 200,000 stoned pot smokers on April 20th? Then shots rung out, blood was flowing and the stoned people did not even look up....except the ones that were shot.

4/23/2013 10:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Living in Eretz Yisrael in a city of idolaters is preferable to living in the heart of Borough Park. This fills the words of the Talmud and Chazal. For 1900 years Jews dreamed of living where I do right now. Now all you need is a free plane ticket, and a lease on an apartment. Your first 7 months are paid for by Sal Klitah. And you turn it down. I understand that there are extenuating circumstances that prevent many people from coming, but shame on those who make up ridiculous excuses to avoid being here.

We may as well tear Bereishit out of the Torah because this is the Land of Promise, the place that we were promised. It fills our parshiyot in Genesis and beyond. If you can't see this obvious tenet, then you will make up excuses to keep your bungalow in the Catskills, rather than a cottage in the Galil.

4/23/2013 10:15 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

I am wondering if any of you who have posted about Eretz Yisrael being so dark and not really Eretz Yisrael etc. have ever been here. Do you know what it's like here? Have you walked on the Land? Smelled her air, stood in Yerushalayim?

Maybe that's what's missing in your thinking. Being here, one cannot miss the holiness. It's palpable.. that is if you are open to seeing it.

4/23/2013 10:49 PM  
Blogger ariela said...

Just curious, has there been any consideration in the Israeli Government to create an emergency Aliyah for us here in America, Europe, France ect... Is anyone talking of this, if not should they be?

4/24/2013 12:33 AM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

mkf - This < is called a caret. It's an open caret. And this > is a closed caret.

The code for embedding links is as follows...

open caret (type) a href="(paste url)" closed caret (type title) open caret (type /a) closed caret

Hope that's clearer. People are more likely to visit your link if all they have to do is click on it.

4/24/2013 12:37 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ariela: good question. The answer seems to be NO. It is odd, well maybe not so odd, this country has no provision to bring Jews from Western countries in the event of Edom's societal collapse. The normalcy bias by Jews across the board does not allow us to envision what we daven for 3 times per day, the collapse of the world of evil Edom. It is odd that the non-Jews seems to allow for this possibility more than Jews would ever consider happening. Apparently we are so accustomed to Edom that we cannot conceive of its total collapse (even though we pray for this 3 times per day). The only provision that we have is Sal Klitah. the basket of absorption, which at one time was only given to Olim from the 3rd World or from Communist countries; It is now given to Jews coming from Western countries too. I also think that our present PM King Bibi Shaul, is so tied to the continued existence of the West, that he too cannot think out of the box to conceive that the West will collapse. We have apocalyptic prophets in Tanakh, whom we have managed to ignore.

4/24/2013 1:00 AM  
Anonymous mkf said...

thanks Devash I will work with this until i get it. hh on my own blogs it does it for me !

Ariela: that IS a good question and I think that when the time comes the govt will be able to handle it as it will be necessary, period. We're not so good at planning ahead, but we're pretty good at creating sudden and creative solutions as that describes our mo for everything..

4/24/2013 1:19 AM  
Blogger Jesterhead45 said...


On the one hand, it has been said that one should never rely on the government to help people (as they have their own interests and easily possess the power to take away or withhold from people as much as they give), yet someone of my particular circumstances (e.g. Negatives - disabled, unemployed, nothing on CV, little money, NBN not interested / Positives – an Ezrachim Olim, suitcase ready, relatives in Israel and trying to get an Israeli passport) would like yourself and many other Jews stand to benefit from a contingency like an Emergency Aliyah plan being quietly prepared and instituted by the Israeli government.

Whether such a plan is ever implemented is really in the hands of Heaven though the historical precedents are there, yet for many Pro-Aliyah Jews it will be tough to convince family and friends (whether rich, poor or simply disinterested) who have planted roots in the Galut.

4/24/2013 2:20 AM  
Blogger Chaim Zalmon said...

Jesterhead don't give up keep trying, and never give up hope. Beg Hashem (in my situation I have had some things that havn't made it look good to make aliyah, but keeping that desire in my heart has allowed for Hashem to open up opportunities.

If you are young and have a mental disability like aspergers you may be able to still join the IDF (they have a new unit).

4/24/2013 2:56 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Boker Tov. Things are really excelerating. There goes Glenn's (possible) safe Canada. Two ‘religiously strict’ men behind foiled al-Qaeda-supported plot to derail VIA train.

America is Under Creeping Sharia Law … “Religiously Strict”.

4/24/2013 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is any person/group making plans to save the Jews from America, I would like to be part of it from here. Not that I don't want to save Jews from elsewhere, but I was American, currently deal with American customers at work and can still relate to them.

I wrote to Rav Lazer Brody about this, asking whether NBN might be doing something - they are still trying to get Jews to come, their way - meaning on their own with minimal help.

An observation: the mentality that "American Jews just don't want to come here" has made its contribution to the lack of advance planning for their rescue - and the fact that so many anti-Israel Jews come from there. It was pretty obvious that those from 3rd world countries would need rescuing; but it isn't so clear yet that Americans (and Europeans) will.

Seems we'd better hurry up already - the clock is ticking loudly!

CDG, Yerushalayim

4/24/2013 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please don't confront Rav Brody quoting my words.

I did not mean to say that the Rav actually said the words I wrote.

The words are mine. What I wrote is what I got out of what I saw in his answer - I have been thru the NBN process - and my filter is definitely on it.

AGAIN, I AM SORRY! Please don't confront the Rav, quoting my words. I reread them and realized there could be misunderstanding.

Many thanks.

CDG, Yerushalayim

4/24/2013 2:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is a mixed bag. Some want to come and are in process. Some want to come, but their extenuating circumstances, such as their house being underwater or other forms of poverty, prevent them from coming. I have a friend with a severely autistic child, and he wants a similar quality institution for his son in Israel. There are all kinds of legitimate extenuating circumstances that delay people. Some have aged parents in nursing homes who refuse to come. So for kibud Av v'Eim, they stay for years until their parents pass on.

Some don't want to come because they like their basements and their larger homes than they would have here.
Some have a hashkafah not to come until G-d comes and fetches them.

Those last ones remind me of the old joke: a man is standing on a roof as a river is flooding his house below. So the helicopter shows up to pull him from the roof, and he yells at the pilot that he is waiting for G-d to rescue him. Then 2 people come by in a rowboat, and he yells at them the same thing. Then the flood waters get to the roof, and he drowns. So he is now standing before the Throne of Judgement, and has the audacity to ask G-d why He did not rescue him. And G-d tells him seriously, "I sent you a helicopter and a rowboat to rescue you, but you did not want to be rescued." Pretty simple folks. Your 11 hour Aliyah flight on El Al from the States is free. Your first three Lifts are duty free. You get to take three suitcases free for every member of your family on your Aliyah flight. You get Sal Klitah to pay all your bills for the first 7 months that you are here either looking for work or going to Ulpan. If the Vilna Gaon could have found such a deal, he would have been on the first inaugural flight years ago.

Then there are those in the left wing Jewish community who genuinely hate Israel or hate settlers because we diminish his/her image amongst their left wing buddies at play or at work. For them there really is little hope. Most of the 70% who voted for Obamanation twice fall into that category. For those who are in the US to do kiruv, good mazal at getting those Jews to think about Aliyah. Personally, I would not have much success with such leftists, but there are others who make it their business to mekarev such people. May G-d reward your efforts.

4/24/2013 2:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those in the category of waiting for G-d to come and fetch them, I do agree that you might have to pay your own cab fare to get to the airport to mount up on one of those Wings of Eagles. The Eagle is not landing on Ocean Ave. or Ocean Pkwy in Flatbush. The eagle will likely fly out of Kennedy Airport. Also if you are not from New York, you will need to pay for domestic tickets for your family to get to New York, or you can rent a Driveaway van of someone moving to New York, and you can drive to New York to get on El Al there. Well not many people are moving to New York to live under a fascist Erev Rav Mayor these days, but you might find a driveaway van that needs to be driven for free. Also, there might be El Al flights out of Los Angeles or Chicago O'Hare.

4/24/2013 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BS"D yes, the Rebbe continues the inheritence from the Baal HaTanya who inherited the spiritual inheritence of the Baal Shem Tov. the Rebbe was the 7th, and all the 7th are beloved, as it says in Basi Legani. the mission if the 7th generation was Malchut, bringing the end of golus and beginning of redemption.

In 1991 the Rebbe declared that the work of birurim is complete, the 288 sparks returned to their source - the Mekifim of Tohu, which are now available to every Jew, opening our eyes meant bringing thode Mekifim of Tohu in Kelim of Tikun, this cannot be done by a Tzadik, but only a Baal Teshuva (explained elsewhere).

that part was not done, and the Rebbe could not understand why, he knew it was up to us, and said one person opening his eyes will bring redemption to tge entire world.

20 years later, in the 8th generation, 10th to the Baal Shem Tov, the Rebbe is still Nasi, he is Rashbi nothing less, incomparisable to other sages. But the Rebbe is concealed, and each abd every one of us has to key to bring about the miraculous aspect of Geula Achishena (for 20 years we are in Beita, the climax was the last 13 years since the year 60).

this Baal Teshuva is Moshiach ben Yosef, the Rebbe miraculously appearing is Moshiach ben Dovid. MBY COMES FROM VILNA WHERE THE SPLIT BETWEEN YEHUDAA AND YOSEF REAPPEARED.

I AM YOSEF. Listen, and I will teach you everything.

4/24/2013 3:22 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Of course there are El Al flights out of LA and Chicago. I made aliyah from CA and it was 17 hrs (grin) And you can arrange your shipment of goods from there also. That's another whole discussion however.

4/24/2013 3:23 PM  
Blogger CKHL said...

When the Jews are in golus, as they are now, there's a Beis HaMikdash Me'at, a smaller BHM. It's located where the Head of the generation's beis medrash is, i.e. 770 Eastern Prky, Brooklyn, NY 11123. USA and the first place BHM touches down is gonna be there.

4/24/2013 4:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Whoa, are you saying that if the Temple comes down from Shamayim (rather than rebuilding it), it is going to first land in Brooklyn?????

Come on, if it is going to land first amongst the Bnai Chabad, would it not first come down in Kefar Chabad in Eretz Yisrael?? There is a replica of 770 there. I have seen it. One might think that the Beit HaMikdash would first land there before it bounces up in the air and lands right on top of the Dome of the Rock smashing the Dome to smithereens!

I actually think that we will have a mitzvah to build it. We have five parshiyot in Exodus about how to build a mishkan. So building the 3rd Temple is likely our mitzvah. But for those who believe that it is coming down supernaturally, this is the first time I have heard that it is first coming down in Brooklyn!!

4/24/2013 5:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Why not Sydney, Australia?? Why should they be left out of the Beit HaMikdash bouncing all over the world?

Anyway, Happy Pesach Sheini. Have a festive meal this evening with matzah and marror with chametz if you want.

4/24/2013 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hold on, Dovber, the Rebbe's discourse on Mikdash Meat is available, and is based on Gemara Megillah.

The Bais HaMikdash coming down from heaven in Geula Achishena is of course in Yerushalaym, ubntil then, through all the years of Golus, the shechinah dwelled in the Bais Medrash of the Nasi HaDor, and it was in our generation in770 as the Rebbe exclaimed many times.

The Rebbe's Torah, is the Baal shem Tov's Torah and should be studied carefully. This wh0ole discussion is part of us sifting through the issue of Moshiach an dGeula in preparation for receiving Him.

BTW - no big world wars or catastrophes coming, only Goodness and kindness. Jews everywhere (including Israel) should follow the Tzemach Tzedek's instructions "make here Eretz Yisroel"

4/24/2013 7:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chapter 11 of the Rambam's Laws of Kings and Their Wars in the Mishneh Torah says that Mashiach will build the 3rd Temple. The Rambam does not mention it coming down from Heaven. I know the Rambam was the ultimate rationalist. So maybe he did not believe in such things, but he seems to bring it down as a halakhah that Mashiach ben David will build the Temple (with a lot of help from Jews in Eretz Yisrael just as Shlomo and Moshe before him had help). Mashiach will also ingather the dispersed of Israel if they all stay safe during this interim period of time between now and then. Stay safe. It is about to get rocky.

4/24/2013 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

The Beis Hamikdash will not land in Brooklyn. There are 3 prominent opinions on how the Beis HaMikdash will be returned to its rightful place, which is actually not above the dome of the rock (may it soon collapse) but actually next to that location. The first opinion is that brick by brick we rebuild the Beis HaMikdash. The second opinion is that the Shuls we build which are called "Mikdash M'at" are uprooted and miraculously put together to make the Beis HaMikdash, which in this result will show that 770 will be the Keser (note its pointed roof)of the Beis HaMikdash and be the prominant part of its foundation. The fact that other Jews do not believe this about their own shul where their leader resides is not rayiah to why we feel based on sources in Talmud and Zohar about our leader and his shul. The third opinion is that it descends from heaven.

4/24/2013 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

Rashi's commentary on the building of the Mishkan explains that Hashem erected the Mikshan beams and it only "looked" like Moshe built it.

The Rambam's Mishneh Torah should be learned by all Jews but we must look to our Rabbonim for correct interpretations. The Rebbe discusses these halchas at length in Sichos from 5749-52

4/24/2013 8:15 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

To add to what Rav Dov says, the "Sal Klita" (Payments to new Immigrants) is paid for the first seven months upon arrival in Israel.
The first payment is made in cash, within one hour of landing.
The rest are paid into your Israeli bank account.
It is important to stress that these payments are not very much money, I think I got about US$400 per month.
The payments vary depending on what country you immigrate from, I believe Ethiopian and Russian immigrants get a larger payment than those from Western Europe or North America.
If one can go through Nefesh B Nefesh in additon to the mandatory Jewish Agency, they should pay a one off payment of about US$1000 to you once you have been in Israel for three months, if you apply to their financial assistance scheme prior to Aliyah.
So money will be tight during the first six months, when one is at Ulpan (Hebrew language school, which is provided free) and looking for work.
And please note that it might take you six months to look for work after you finish Ulpan.
The harsh truth is that you will need not only to save up as much as possible prior to Aliyah, but to sell off all unwanted possessions to raise extra cash to live off...use Ebay or Car Boot/Garage sales to do this.
After the first six months in Israel you will have basic Hebrew, but not professional or fluent Hebrew.
So another piece of advice is stay in a government Absorption Centre (Merkaz Klita) when you arrive, to save money. You can stay there for anything from about six months to a year if you are able to talk your way into it, they are very low rent, about US$300 per month.
These are found in cities and small towns, and there are even some Kibbutzim that operate a similar scheme.
Private rent in Israel is expensive, so even though these Absorption Centres are a bit "rough and ready" by Western standards, you do not have much of a choice unless you are wealthy or can stay with family or friends until you find work in Israel.
Ask about "Aliyah to the North", a scheme that sends new immigrants to the Galilee. It provides extra assistance for living there as the region is regarded as a bit remote, but it is beautiful, and cheaper than the Centre Region around Tel Aviv.
I recommend the UJIA as a good organisation to help with advice in accommodation and employment to English speaking immigrants, they have a website, and an office in Ramat Gan.
The profession of Technical Writing is popular with English speaking immigrants, if you are able to get rained in this prior to Aliyah it would help you though there are training schemes in Israel too.
Website development is also popular, so learning software packages and about SEO is very beneficial.

4/24/2013 8:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

London: When Western immigrants first started getting Sal Klitah it was insubstantial, but by the time we arrived in 2003, we received a significant amount of money each month, equivalent to what an Ethiopian immigrant would receive. For a family of four, I remember receiving more than IS 7000 per month...and that is substantial for a family of four.

4/24/2013 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

The Rebbe has a Sicha from Parshas Re'eh

The Rebbe explains this as follows: Any place in which a Jew reveals HaShem's Name is like Jerusalem, and in that place you can serve HaShem. Today, when we don't have the Beis HaMikdash, what do we do for sacrifices? Our Sages explain that today our prayers are a substitute for sacrifices. Can we say that a Jew can pray only in Jerusalem, or in Israel? In one of his sichos relating to this week's Torah reading, Re'eh, the Rebbe discusses the mitzvah of yishuv Eretz Yisrael -- settling in the Land of Israel. Is it an obligation for every Jew to live in Jerusalem, or in Israel, and to immigrate to Israel from wherever they live in the Diaspora in order to be able to serve HaShem, or not? There is a story about one of the chassidim of the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe. The chassid decided that he wanted to settle in Israel, and so he went to his Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek, for a blessing. But the Tzemach Tzedek said to him, "Mach doh Eretz Yisroel" -- "Make Israel over here." I must mention at this point that this is a very delicate subject to the many people who have made a tremendous effort to come to Israel. With this in mind, I would like to present some points that the Rebbe made about this subject.

(Source Sichos in English)

4/24/2013 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

R' Dov-

Everyone here believes with 100% emunah that Moshiach can and will arrive TODAY MAMASH!

We just disagree how what will transpire the moments before.

The Rebbe said it will be through deeds of love and kindness and that the "war of Gog" is a spiritual war not necessarily a physical war.

The Rebbe said in the Sicha Tazria-Metzora 5752 that ALL requirements for redemption have been completed and all that is left is to open our eyes and greet Moshiach

What groups besides Chabad, Breslov, and your readership are ready?

What leaders today are demanding Moshiach? Demanding Geulah?

All leaders are demanding status quo living in a box.

The Litvaks want their Gemara in the Kollel

The Chassidim want to live closed off ultra stringent lives away from the rest of the world

And what of the Sephardim? Yemenite? Persian?

What do they want?

We want Moshiach, we want Moshiach NOW!

4/24/2013 8:39 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Here is the Sal Klitah calculator from NBN.

or the link address below if my HTML didn't work.

I think now for a family of 4 it's about 4,700nis.

But those interested can check it out.

4/24/2013 9:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Our children were three and under when we came. I did the calculation using the Sal Klitah calculator. It calculates: IS 4739 for the family plus 2482 for our child supplement which is what I remember: IS 7221. Amazing it is about the same as it was 10 years ago.

4/24/2013 9:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So MKF: Using the Sal Klitah calculator, one also gets a "child supplement" depending on the age of the children when one makes Aliyah. The supplement is greater if the children are 3 and under.

4/24/2013 9:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is the Sal Klitah calculator again:

Sal Klitah Calculator

4/24/2013 9:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

IS 7200 for a family of four where the children are 3 and under is about $2000 per month for the last 6 months of the first 7 months. The first month includes IS 3000 in cash at Ben Gurion airport plus a larger amount as the first deposit at the bank. Now I realize that the dollar is now depressed at 3.61 shekels to the dollar, but that is Ben Bernanke's doing. You can't blame Bibi or Ya'ir Lapid for that one.

4/24/2013 9:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Every day the sick and twisted tale of how a Saudi national who was the prime suspect went from suspect to Person of Interest to Victim to Nobody in just 3 days gets more and more convoluted. If Beck can get Congress to start asking tough questions, impeachment proceedings could begin next month.

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4/24/2013 10:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Boston Massacre Suspect who flew the coop

4/24/2013 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are there yeshiva free in EY for kids or I have to pay, if yes, how much yeshiva costs for 1 child?

4/24/2013 10:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yeshivot: about IS 600 to IS 1000 per month, depending on the yeshivah. That is a lot less than the tuition you are paying in the States.

4/24/2013 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You comment on Jews who are so comfortable with their basements and gashmius comfort. We live here in a tiny home without any savings --nothing. I don't blame G-d. I thank Him for giving us what we need to survive month to month. Our house payment is always late because if we paid it on time we wouldn't have any money for food, bills or gas for two weeks. We're older and it seems young people with children are wanted and I understand why. What can we contribute to the state? NBN comes right out and states jobs are hard to come by if an Olim is 'older.' But please realize there are many out here like us. Some are much younger than us. But bottom line, we can't come to Israel with no money. Do you understand the concept of "no money?" We live by the kindness of Hashem.

4/24/2013 10:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I was careful to include Poverty as an legitimate extenuating circumstance which prevents people from coming. Look at my comment again. I wrote this: Some want to come, but their extenuating circumstances, such as their house being underwater or other forms of poverty, prevent them from coming.

I don't know how to fix that one. The days where communities could have come here together, rich and poor together, are likely over since so many people have their homes under water financially. Coming during the Gog Ben Gog Shmittah cycle as a community would have been much easier, but in good times in galut, who is thinking about Aliyah?

4/24/2013 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baruh Hashem I have ACD Vouchers that totally covered for my children in Mirrer Yeshiva here in Brooklyn, NY

4/24/2013 10:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Holy Moshe, I forgot the h in a href. one last try:
This one should work.

Boston Massacre Suspect who flew the coop

4/24/2013 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mochin Rechavim:

How do you understand "We Want Moshiach Now"?

What does "demanding" Moshiach mean?

Too many people yell and scream about Moshiach, waiving flags and otherwise making noise. WHAT DOES IT MEAN???? ASIDE FROM CAUSING A COMMOTION WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE MOSHIACH???

Moshiach is is a homonym/homograph with the word "moSIACH", or one who speaks (instead of a shin, read it as a Syn).

What kind of speaking? Prayer.

How do we know that it's prayer?

Prayer is geulah. Prayer, as you pointed out earlier, is our substitute for korbanot.

Korbanot is an aspect of the Beis Hamikdash, b/c korbanot were brought in the Beis Hamikdash.

The Beis Hamikdash is an aspect of the geulah, b/c the tachlis of the geulah is the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash.

Mashiach = speaking = tefilla = geula= Beis Hamikdash.

Moshiach is a descendant of Dovid Hamelech. Dovid Hamelech's primary gift to the Jewish people is sefer Tehilim which is the book of David Hamelech's conversations/speaking with Hashem. Again, we see the connection between geulah, Moshiach and speaking/tefilah.

Pesach is "chag ha'geulah". Pesach= "Peh Sach"- a mouth that speaks! Again, the connection is between geulah and tefilah.

But what is tefillah? Or, perhaps more importantly, what kind of tefila will most effectively bring the geula??

When the Yidden were fighting amalek, Hashem tells us that Moshe Rabbeinu's hands were outstreched in "EMUNAH". The targum explains that EMUNAH = TEFILLAH!!!!

If you dot all the "i"'s and cross all the "t"'s, you see that the geulah is, therefore, dependent on EMUNAH.

That is why we say Ani MA'AMIN.....

That is why the posuk referring to the geulah says that "Ba'Yom Ha'Hu Yihiye Hashem Echad U'Shmo Echad". This is an inyan of EMUNAH as is known.

One of the foundations of Chasidus (ALL Chasidus) is "Ein Od Milvadoh". This is an inyan of EMUNAH as is known!

The Geulah is dependant on EMUNAH. This is why the aforementioned verses dealing with the Redemption all focus on Emunah. There are many other such verses.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, ZAL, says expressly that the main reason for the exile is a lack of Emunah (LM 7). Rabbeinu Zal also says expressly that the primary "weapon" of Moshiach is tefillah. As explained eralier, tefillah = emuna. Dovid Hamelech's main weapon was Tefillah! Dovid Hamelech says abaout himself, "v'ani Tefillah"!

When the Lubavitcher Rebbe told people to "Open their eyes" to great Moshiach, do you really think that the penimiyus of that directive was to waive flags and make noise? Or to blur the distinction between olam ha'zeh and olam ha'bah? Or to otherwise speak in riddles???

I can't believe that such a thing could be true!

"open your eyes" means to open the eyes of Emunah! Open your eyes means to close your physical eyes so that you can see with your spiritual eyes. This is the inyan of kriyas Shema. Not surprisingly, the first verse of Kriyas SHema is the inyan of Emunah!!!! It is akso th emost well known of all the Jewish prayers, b/c it is the MISSION STATEMENT OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

This is why it is associated with the time when Yakov Avinu tried to disclose the TIME OF GEULAH to his children.

V'im kal zeh, we need to understand what Emunah is so that we can open our eyes to the reality of Emunah, tefillah, moshiach, geula, Beis Hamikdash, etc....

From my own personal experience, the best way to do this is through learning the books of Rav Shalom Arush.

One (of the many) nekudos I didnt touch was Eretz Yisrael. However, the Holy Land is one and the same with everything discussed above.

The above was written with sincerity, warmth and friendship.

4/24/2013 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, you did not like that I said that yeshivot are free in the States and you did not put my comment, what is wrong with you?
Neshama, you always say come with kavod, to sweep the floors in EY, you did not answer my question: "With family of 4 will I pay my bills", I think it will be opposite of kavod, to sweep the floors and not to give jewish education to my children!

4/25/2013 12:46 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: Your comment was published two hours ago. This is it?

"Baruh Hashem I have ACD Vouchers that totally covered for my children in Mirrer Yeshiva here in Brooklyn, NY"

I did not receive another comment about free yeshivot in the US. What is ACD?

4/25/2013 12:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I will ask an expert in HTML language, but what does a href mean? And what is /a ? What does that mean?

4/25/2013 1:14 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Thanks for correcting me on the Sal Klita payments Dov, I went as a single man (in 2011) so did not realise family payments were that much higher.
As you will know, there are also lower tax rates for new immigrants for the first few years too.

4/25/2013 3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACD Vouchers can get families with low income that covers tuition for private schools or yeshivot.

4/25/2013 4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rebbe sent hundreds of shluchime and there families all over the world . as the beshts igirot says to spread the light of chassidus all over the world . if the rebbe wanted Brooklyn to make aliyah because of anti Semitism he would of . B'H the tzadikime in gan eden withthe rebbe and moshe rabeinu at there head will send a spirit of rachamime of all our avodah in galut .there has been to much suffering of ashkenazy jewry . I agree with you dov -ber I wonder what eliyahus answer will be to your quiery ? Mamash were we born to lose ?

4/25/2013 5:06 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Anonymous at 12:46
Sorry that I did not answer your question. Much of moving and settling in Eretz Yisrael rests on how much Emuna one has. After that, it's effort. And after that it is planning. There are other email blogs to join where you can discuss your apprehensions and seek a wider audience for advice. However, the decision still resides with you. I don't know about your income or savings. You need to make a list in two columns of your income in one, and your estimated income in the other for how you are living in Chu'l now. The expenses are basically the same here, however a few thing are less in Israel. One being, your childrens' education costs. The second being food, if you shop wisely (which goes anywhere one lives).
The other expenses, rent, gas, elec, bituach leumi (nat'l ins) and kupat cholim (health & LTC ins).
Rent depends where you live. Nefesh has a chart of cities and average rentals. Gas is whatever it costs (for cooking), which I don't use at all (allergic). Elec is costly but can be managed. Bituach Leumi is a minimal amount but if and when you need it will come in handy. Kupat Cholim is not costly and covers excellent care, very available. Like everywhere in the world, the dental-cabal is costly, but there are dental clinics at reduced cost. Children up to a certain age are free. Now, this goes for everyone.

All these figures can be found on the Nefesh site. But you don't have to go thru Nefesh. When you ask the 'agencies' for sureties and absolutes, you won't get positive replies. Because there are none. From the effort (pain) comes the gain (refuah).

We did not come on a pilot trip (costly) because I was familiar with Israel already. We are retired and living on this income. We live month to month, the same as we did in America. We spent our savings to ship and live on the first few months, until we figured how to get adjusted.

About employment, if you are willing to do whatever you can find, or is recommended to you, it is possible to make ends meet ... just like millions of Israelis. Not lavishly, but adequately.

You need to take your personal info, work experience and join those aliya blogs and seek info.

THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES IN LIFE, beside birth and death (and nowadays that too is risky).

If there was a HUGE disaster in America and the lives of Jews were tenuous, wouldn't you rather be somewhere more safe? If the choice was between 'possible death' or 'life', which should one choose? One shouldn't have to make that decision in desperation. It's best to prepare ahead.

4/25/2013 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, you do a good job of keeping Xtian evangilists (teachings) off of our Jewish blog. I am seeing Chabad push their (disguised as Jewish) messianic teachings and hoping they do not take over the comments on the blog.

When I see the comments about the temple coming down on 770, the infallibity of the Rebbe, etc. it's very upsetting.

The quality of the blog is being hurt by this.

4/25/2013 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must remember that the merit of the Am is our achdut. While our redemption from mitzrym and the building and fall of bait reishon was from the sepnding of the zechut of the avot; bait sheni was built and fell on the zechut of of the Jews in Erets Yisrael.
We must not forget that any achron even our personal revered rebbies, chachamim, and rabbis would have only merited to be schleppers if transported alive to the generation of the midbar or times of navim.
This is not to disparage any form of chasidut or the Lubavicher Rebbe. He was one of the last real leaders especially in c"l who lead the final teshuva movement. I would also mention Reb Moshe who was one of the last rabanim anywhere with the standing to find and have accepted heters like his ruling on chalav stam which made it possible for many lost Americans outside of NY to seriously consider the life of a hozer b'teshuva.

4/25/2013 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

To Anonymous

Comparing Chabad to Xtian is nothing new and an easy out to ignore reality.

Without the Rebbe and without Chabad the Jewish world would have no clue about Moshiach. No one else is as versed in Moshiach and Gelua as the Chabad Rebbeim and to not include them on such a blog is to do injustice to Moshiach and Geula education.

The Rebbe said in a sicha that "it is understood that since the 'Temple traveled and settled there' [in the synagogue of the leader of the generation, in the Exile], it follows that the future [Third] Holy Temple will first materialize there, and subsequently be transported to Jerusalem."

The sources for the Temple coming into exile with the Jews AND the Shechinah is sourced in the Gemara as well as the infallibility of a Tzaddik. The fact that you do not have a leader for yourself who you consider to be the leader of world Jewry and infallible is not a proof that such a person does not exist.

The fact that no one can find a single word that the Rebbe said that was not complete EMES sourced in Torah means that the only reaction to words said by someone we dont understand is to tarnish the person like L'Havdil comparing Chabad and the Rebbe to the avodah zarah of xtianity.

I do agree that continuing to discuss the legitimacy of the Rebbe on this blog is not appropriate, but I will continue to produce the words of the Rebbe on topics relavant to this blog.

4/25/2013 8:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I actually do have a standard on this blog for posting about the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe. I basically decided to establish the same standard that I would hold for Xtian posters who think that their itinerant rabble rouser, Yoshke, was the Messiah or even more than that, a god as part of a trinity. Anyone who wants to say that the Rebbe is one of many possible people who could rise from the dead to be Mashiach is welcome to post here. Yet, if one says that he most definitely is Mashiach, I won't post it. Any post that seems to reflect that sentiment indirectly will not be posted either.

The problem with the Meshichist movement should be self-evident. If in one generation, one says that Ish ploni is Mashiach (but he died), then in the following generation, the children, who have been raised with the insistence of their parents that Ish ploni is Mashiach, will begin to insist that if one does not believe that Ish ploni is Mashiach, then one forfeits their place in Olam HaBa.

We have been down that dirty road before with disastrous consequences for the last 2000 years. And I will not be a willing participant in going down that road again even if we are at the end of a long exile rather than at its onset.

more later. busy now

4/25/2013 9:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

By the way, I do realize that there is a major difference in that Rav Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt"l was one of the principle tzaddikim of the previous generation with a keen Ruach HaQodesh. He was no rabble rouser.

His deep insights and "predictions" about the future are still coming true today.

4/25/2013 10:04 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I believe I answered Anonymous at 12:46. Did it not show? Did it go amiss?

4/25/2013 10:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, Neshama, your comment for whatever reason just showed up about 2 hours ago even though you posted it this morning.

Heck, I am trying now to learn HTML codes. It is more complicated than DOS, which I learned 17 years ago. I have no idea how Blogger keeps track of comments. Some get lost for a few hours. Most come in immediately. Some go into Spam. I can't explain it.

4/25/2013 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

Dov- I appreciate and understand. While I am very vocal about spreading Chassidus and educating the world about Moshiach and Geula, I do not yell that the Rebbe is Moshiach, say yechi, or say such things as not having a belief about Moshiach causes anything negative on the person C"V.

The Rambam does not mince words and his lason is VERY exact.

Mishneh Torah - Hilchos Melachim U'Milchamot Perek 11 Halacha 4

"Halacha 4
If a king will arise from the House of David who diligently contemplates the Torah and observes its mitzvot as prescribed by the Written Law and the Oral Law as David, his ancestor, will compel all of Israel to walk in (the way of the Torah) and rectify the breaches in its observance, and fight the wars of God, we may, with assurance, consider him Mashiach.

If he succeeds in the above, builds the Temple in its place, and gathers the dispersed of Israel, he is definitely the Mashiach."

We consider the Rebbe to be Moshiach. He himself said that he fulfilled these requirements. He did not rebuild the temple so we can not say he is definitely Moshiach.

Based on the Rambam who is the authority on the halachas of Moshiach, there is nothing wrong with this approach and the Gemara and Rishonim back many of the "issues" that individuals use to make a big tumult because they have no clue about Moshiach including their Gedolim. Neverless this is NOT the Ikkar. Moshiach's Identity doesnt make him arrive earlier. There is an igros of the Rebbe from 5750 where the Rebbe says we must "bring the Rebbe back". Why Jews outside of Chabad do not have the same hiskashrus to their leaders as Klal Yisroel had/has to Moshe Rebbeinu is something I do not understand. We want Moshiach, We want Techias HaMesim, and we want our Rebbe back. This doesnt mean that we should run around screaming yechi.

The Rebbe said- Deeds of love and kindess, ahavas yisroel, mitzvos, Torah learning will bring Moshiach.

The focus here is Moshiach and Geula- I feel I have adequately stated my position on the Rebbe and will cease from dicussing this topic and move back to adding the Rebbe's Chassidus to the blog.

4/25/2013 10:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I can deal with an opinion of someone who thinks that his Rebbe has the status of Chezkat Mashiach. Then we can all move on if it turns out that that is not the case....or if wonder of wonders it turns out to be true at some future date, we can all be amazed.

I must admit I was more influenced by Rav Noach Weinberg zt"l and Rav Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik zt"l as a Ba'al teshuvah. In arguments for human decency first, I was influenced by, believe it or not, Dennis Prager years ago. In St. Louis Chassidut basically disappeared for reasons that I can write about at some later date. So all the shuls, during the Renaissance of the Ba'al Teshuvah movement in St. Louis, went from Nusach Sephard to Nusach Ashkenaz in less than ten years. The exception was Nusach Ari Bnai Tzion which is now Nusach Sephard even though it is not really a Chassidic shul....and Tiffereth Israel out in Chesterfield which still is Nusach Sephard until this day. go figure.

4/25/2013 11:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, It is Nusach Ha'Ari or Hari Bnai Tzion in St. Louis (really University City). Well actually now I see that they have relocated to Olivette, just west of Univ. City (have not been keeping track). I see that Rav Ze'ev Smason is still the Rav there. In his younger years he was in Yerushalayim "dealing" with Xtian missionaries through Yad L'Achim. I don't know if I can go further than that. I have seen him "deal" with missionaries firsthand.

Before him there was Rav Aharon Borow, who has since made Aliyah. I believe it was under his tenure that Nusach H'Ari became a Nusach Sephard synagogue. not 100% sure if this happened at the end of Rabbi Borow's tenure or at the beginning of Rav Smason's tenure. They had a fire sale on all of their siddurim at that time as they switched over. So I obtained my first Nusach Ha'Ari siddur at that time.

4/26/2013 12:20 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short, Rav Smason is quite the expert in dealing with missionaries who refuse to stop missionizing Jews. But you will have to call him for the details.

4/26/2013 12:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Today, suddenly, the Obama Administration has "discovered" that Assad has used chemical weapons...outlawed ones like sarin gas. I wonder who is behind convincing the Obama Administration that Assad has crossed his Big Red Line. It is likely not Israel. From our perspective, neither side is any good. As a matter of fact, Assad has kept the ceasefire at the border in the Golan since his father lost the Yom Kippur War. All battles with Syria have occurred through Assad's proxies in Lebanon. There was an air battle years ago between the IAF and the Syrian MIGs, but I remember it was over Lebanon. The Sunni Jihadis in Syria have no intention of keeping the existing ceasefire with Israel. So if we were to take sides, we would actually side with Assad..or simply support the side which is losing and switch sides when the losing side starts winning.

So who has decided that the West needs to go to war? Well let us guess that it is likely Saudi Arabia who has recently gone about arming the rebels with more sophisticated weaponry that they transported from the Balkans. And they seem to control America's foreign and domestic policy at least through Obama as stated on this post. So now you know.

Israel's best interest in this war is that both sides lose. I doubt that Obama sees it that way.

4/26/2013 1:10 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well the Saudis seem like they will now get their way. At the end of the nine months since Tisha B'Av 5772 it has finally happened. The World is going to war in Syria:

Obama's red line in Syria finally crossed

4/26/2013 2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lubavicher Rebbe did not ever enter e"y for an important reason, he was leading his teshuva movement in c"l. He was on a level where once he had been mekim the mitzvah of yishuv haeretz he could have never have returned to c"l even with the few available hetarim had he set even one foot in e"y.

4/26/2013 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe that someone hasn't mentioned how one million people were told to stay in their house while one man roamed the streets after the Boston bombing. That was simply a martial law excercise with minimum forces on the streets. When has a city been in lock down in the past? Think about it, all those people told not to leave their homes and they did exactly what they were told.

4/27/2013 5:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, it is amazing that the city that brought freedom to the Western Hemisphere was the first city to accept upon itself willingly martial law for 24 hours. And that day was April 19th, the date of the real Patriot's Day.

Happy Lag B'Omer.

4/27/2013 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a bit of a siman of what is falling in America. A 5ft piece of jet landing gear from 9/11 airplane is found between a luxury apartment for the ultra rich and a mosque in downtown Manhattan.
How about this, the ultra rich who have purchased laws amounting to legalized midot sodom as much as from their cashing in on domestic police state overreaction to the war with Islam have ended America, what remains is something far different from the nation I made aliyah from.

4/27/2013 9:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I found out a piece of information over Shabbat which has changed my opinion on something. I daven with a Chabadnick who at one time was a Congressional liaison in Washington D.C. for Republican Congressmen and Senators. He has connections to people in the know. He told me that the drone coming toward Haifa from over the Mediterranean this past Thursday ostensibly from Hezbollah had a sarin gas payload. Both Shabak and CIA and British intelligence have verified this. This is obviously a full fledged act of war by an axis of evil (Hezbollah, Iran, and North Korea). They obviously feel emboldened by both past Israeli impotence (translate as former Defense Min. Ehud Barak) and present Western impotence....and the fact that Iran with the help of North Korean nuclear enrichment has reached the "red line", the point of no return, means that they next provocation will get bolder and bolder. If this war happens now, orders of magnitude less people will die. If we sit on our lards for another 2 years, over 1 billion people will die when the inevitable war takes place.

This obviously is not my choice or your choice, for it is G-d who is the Author of War. We can only pray that when it happens, casualties are minimized. Oh by the way, the N. Koreans get something in exchange for helping Iran to enrich its uranium. They get the technology of longer range missiles and securing payloads on top of those missiles. We have really reached the tipping point. Lift you hands up to Shamayim, and ask G-d to minimize the casualties in this final war. As my friend said, "All those Jews headed for Meron for Lag B'Omer gave us the merit to prevent this drone from delivering its payload."

4/28/2013 2:15 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When the history of this time is written, in a new book of Scripture, and the traitors are exposed, Ehud Barak and his cowardice will be proven in Mashiach's court to be a full fledged traitor of the Jewish people. He retreated before thugs in Lebanon and in Arafat's nest of murderers, and for his personal popularity amongst his left wing friends both here and abroad, he made it a point to destroy the synagogue on Migron Hill, just before Rosh HaShanah 5773 to the applause of the nations of the world for about one hour of personal self-aggrandizement. And in the interim he abided by rules of engagement in war determined in the US State Dept. and foreign capitals where Jew hatred is a sport. He is about the worst human being on the face of the planet today, and he has a pension to show for it. If you want evidence that we live in a world of pure sheker, look at the career of Ehud Barak.

But beside all this Happy Lag B'Omer.

4/28/2013 2:43 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

I could only skim the comments, but of course there is a lot there. at one point, there was a comment about people getting aliyah help down the line, when things go south, as it were. I think that by that time it will be too late, and one will consider oneself fortunate to arrive in Israel with their toothbrush. I know that Rav Kahane, hy"d, had created a fund to encourage aliyah, but until NBN it was hard to break through the fears that keep anglos at home. I deal with anglo olim a lot, and can say that those who do find peace and happiness here are not by any necessity those who came with a fortune. they came with a can-do attitude, and no illusions. and a person who does not live with illusions can also see the writing on the walls of the White House. every day is the day one needs to pack up and get over here, and beg or borrow to do so if that is the only way. and if you have to, go to work and learn Hebrew on the job, not necessarily white collar. I don't agree about klitah centres, there are probably better ways to find cheap housing and receive rent subsidies.... get out there with your fellow Jews who also by the way, know a lot about being open hearted and giving.

4/28/2013 6:30 AM  
Blogger ariela said...

Rabbi, I gave birth to all my children at 42 weeks.
Oh and they found another dangerous astroid.

4/28/2013 8:19 AM  
Blogger Channa said...

Rav Dov Bar-Leib:
As a long-time lurker, and first-time poster, I was thinking of you and your blog today when I read an article by Caroline Glick:
In it, she mentions a conference to be held in Washington in June about Palestinian statehood. May this be the event in which many of the anti - Hashem leaders of the world will perish

4/28/2013 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So lets talk rebuilding of the Temple. According to Hashem's word, people will come from all over to build.

Zechariah 6:15

15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of HaShem, and ye shall know that HaShem of hosts hath sent me unto you. And it shall come to pass, if ye will diligently hearken to the voice of HaShem your G-d--.'

I don't think the people of Israel understand how many people will come to help build the Temple. Are the people ready for this?

4/28/2013 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motzei Shabbos came and went and nothing of any significance happened....

4/28/2013 9:18 PM  
Blogger Issachar and Yosef Reuvan said...

Thanks Chana for the first time post, hope you post more often. That is very interesting about the conference in June, I hope it is the one talked about in the Zohar and may this bring the geulah this year!! To the Anonymous poster at 7:25pm, yes we are ready to rebuild the Temple, lets do it now!! Visit to learn about and help in the rebuilding effort, may it be soon!

4/28/2013 9:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon.: Were you expecting something of significance to happen? Are you speaking about the Rav in Yerushalayim who thought that something big Geulah related would happen on the 17th of Iyar (or 18th of Iyar) because according to one opinion the Great Flood began on the 17th of Iyar and not the 17th of Cheshvan? The address for discussing this is Yeranen Ya'akov. I did not even bring this up on this site, but he did. I did comment on Yeranen Ya'akov that the various days this year might be shifted early by one day (For instance today is the 34th day of the Omer, but it might really be Lag B'Omer because this past Kislev only had 29 days. And all the moladim for 30 day months are falling on the one day of Rosh Chodeh itself, something that never ever happened in ancient times when we had 70 Zekainim or a Sanhedrin). But I can't vouch for the validity of any exact prediction by some Rav.

The one day effect was purposely placed into our holy calendar by Hillel haSheini so that Yom Kippur would not fall on Motzei Shabbat this coming year 5774. This would be a problem because the fast of the 10th of Tishrei (Yom Kippur) actually begins at least 18 minutes before sunset on the 9th of Tishrei. It basically says it in writing in last week's parsha. no need to quote the exact verse in parshat Emor, but it says that the fast begins before sundown on the 9th of Tishrei (the 7th month).

As you know the entire dispute between those who hold that month number 2, the month of the Flood, was Iyar and not Cheshvan derives from the fact that we now call Iyar the 2nd month (in ancient times the month of Ziv). Yet at the time of the Flood, Mankind held that the first month was the month and the very day that Adam was thrown out of Gan Eden, (1st of Tishrei or Rosh HaShana). It is a lively debate thaw we have been having for the last 3000 years. Did the Flood begin in Iyar or Cheshvan? Most hold by Cheshvan.

4/28/2013 9:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In ancient times, Beit Din did have the power to extend a month by one day if the moon was not seen at sunset before the 30th day of the previous month, even if the moon should have been seen. After two months with 30 days the following month had to have only 29 days though. Now in such an occasion if it was cloudy at the end of 29 days all over Eretz Yisrael, Beit Din knew that the moon would normally be witnessed if it had not be cloudy. So witnesses could be coerced to declare the New Moon under circumstances of total cloud cover which is common here in the winter months, not during the summer. Yet, it never never never was the case in ancient times when Beit Din coerced witnesses to declare a New Moon when the molad was at 8am the following morning. Yet, this is the calendar that we have until once again we have Beit Din and witnesses taking trains, buses, helicopters, and automobiles to the rebuilt Temple in Yerushalayim to declare the New Moon.

4/28/2013 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From reading the WORD:

Zechariah 6:12-13

Behold, a man whose name is the Shoot, and who shall shoot up out of his place, and build the temple of HaShem;

13 even he shall build the temple of HaShem; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and there shall be a priest before his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

Definition of Shoot:
1 [shoot] Show IPA verb, shot, shoot·ing, noun

verb (used with object)
1. to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.

2. to execute or put to death with a bullet: to be shot at sunrise.

3. to send forth or discharge (a missile) from a weapon: to shoot a bullet.

4. to discharge (a weapon): to shoot a gun.

5. to send forth (words, ideas, etc.) rapidly: to shoot questions at someone.

My interpretation, will be something that catches everyone by surprise. I sure hope the comfort level isn't to great for people right now. This may very well happen very shortly, this man will feel very alone and hated at the start.

4/28/2013 10:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should point out that most of our classic meforshim hold that Tzemach was Zerubavel, but Yitzmach is Mashiach ben David. This would seem to indicate that Mashiach will be a descendant of Zerubavel from these very verses in Zecharia.

4/28/2013 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another coincidence:

4/28/2013 10:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, MARATHON Oil Company.

Tzemach according to the Gemorrah is one of the names of Mashiach too. The other candidate of interest to some of the readers on this blog is....drumroll, Menachem. Jewish End of Days site made a striking observation. Both Tzemach and Menachem have the same gematriah of 138. The exact number of nations that voted for a Philistine state this past November 29th was ....drumroll, 138. For those who crave for the world to love us, this is a testament to the opposite, that that it is good to be a nation that dwells ALONE! with our G-d.

4/28/2013 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize, I don't understand hebrew words, so I am commenting on how I think you respond. In my limited studies of the WORD, Hashem says;
Behold, a man whose name is the Shoot, and who shall shoot up out of his place, and build the temple of HaShem;

A man who shall shoot up out of his his place? This could be any man based on my interpretation. Not sure if it needs to be the bloodline of David. Again, I have no teaching of hebrew, just going off what I know.It would make sense to me it would be a man who is tired of the lack of truth, corruption, unrighteousness in the world today. People need to know the truth, that starts with the rebuilding of the Temple to bring people together.

4/28/2013 11:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Tzemach is the Hebrew word for "shoot" or "sprout".

Yes, the world right now is about as dark as it has been in my lifetime. I was not around in the 1930s though. I am sure it was just as dark back then too.

Shlomo HaMelekh when he dedicated the First Temple in the Book of Kings was very poignant in letting the nations of the world know that the Temple was a place for all the nations of the world to come and pray together.

4/28/2013 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those asking about Aliyah.

Just do it, gather what you can and get the hell out of there now! My Wife and I and 2 adult daughters converted over 15 years ago. We made Aliyah over 7 years ago.

I was volunteer combat vet in Viet Nam, and an Intelligence Analyst for NSA. I was as all American, mom and apple pie at it gets. I saw the lies told to American public from the inside where I knew what the truth really was. I was sick and disillusioned, but I knew one thing for sure, the nation was being taken over from the inside by evil. Even 40 years ago I witnessed the Constitution being trampled, people being dumbed down, the nation transformed before my eyes from a Constitutional Republic into a democratic socialist morass. Those experiences led me to re-examine everything I had believed about my life, my world my country and my view of G-d.

I did some thing that most people never ever do, I took action. I became active in politics and held elected office within the republican party. I did every thing I could to save America. After serveral years I realized I was trying to do CPR on a corpse.

It's lost, the empire is crumbling the left wing, progressive - socialist, fascist, communistic elite now totally own the government. The Erev Rav serve them at every post. People who still want to believe in America are living a myth which rests on a rotting corpse. The level of willful ignorance of the 99% in America is staggering. Evidence is everywhere yet they will not see it.

I believe the grace given to the USA was for one thing only, to end the 2nd World War, and provide the environment to cause the UN to give the Jews back their homeland. From that point on G-ds plan for America had been executed, and as America has continued to turn from Israel it fortunes have declined to the point of no return.

Only G-d can save any of us, do not believe in your job, your savings, your government, and anyone else you know. As the GRA said most of the Rabbiam are Erev Rav, you cannot trust their counsel with regard to leaving the US for Israel. You can trust only G-d.

We left America with only a few thousand dollars, a lift and no plan B. We closed the doors, liquidated everything and left everyone behind 7 years ago, None of us have ever set foot in America since and we never will. Go-d has showered us with blessing every day since, our family has grown with marriages, grandchildren and much simcha. Sure it has not all be easy. But we never missed a meal or did not have a place to live. We have not lived in grinding poverty either, in fact we have a pretty average standard of living. We live each day knowing that by the grace of G-d just as the man fell each day in the desert our lively hood comes from him each day.

To those of you with debt and bills and homes underwater, what use is all of that if you stay with it and go down with the ship? Do think any German Jew in 1938 would have made the choice to stay in Germany to pay off his bills if he knew his family and he would be on a train to a death camp? Make an intelligent decision. Minimize your losses and debts wherever you can do so very quickly by selling off assets if need be, get out, pay bills from afar after you are settled here. They will have to take whatever payments you offer them, what choice do they have? Do not die a slave to the banks.

If you are a Jew, get the hell out of there any way you can. Trust G-d for once in your life, get out of your head and live with your heart. No balance sheet will ever prove that making Aliyah makes sense, Time is short for you, you can't save anyone else except for yourself and perhaps your immediate family. Yes you do have to take a huge risk, so NU who in Torah that was worthy of mention did not take huge risks and leaps of faith. You have so much more to lean on then they did!


4/29/2013 12:06 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hey, I did not write that! I did not hire this man to write that, some of you are thinking. What a testimonial!!

4/29/2013 12:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When I saw Gog ben Gog W. Bush tell Sharon, 6 months after 9/11, that we could not put Arafat on trial for mass murder, I made a vow to get out of the stinking fleshpot. It came write after the Pesach massacre in 2002, and we could not arrest Arafat for mass murder when he was cornered in his compound in Ramallah. I became sick to my stomach as an American and left the following summer. Did anyone else get sick too in the Spring of 2002?? How could I continue the drudgery as an American by watching little Hitler get away with mass murder because a tin horned soldier named Colin Powell was sent on a mission by the devil to save Arafat's worthless life.

4/29/2013 12:41 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So we moved here to Kochav Ya'akov about 3 or 4 miles as the crow flies from Arafat's compound. And one night when the sentries were asleep, I sneaked into Arafat's Ramallah compound and slipped some Radium Chloride into Arafat's Pepsi. Polonium 210 is a natural nuclear by-product of Radium 226 with a reasonably long half-life. So when they checked the stain in his underwear, they likely found the results of my handiwork.

If he died of AIDS, I can't take responsibility for that one too. So I will go with the Radium Chloride in the Pepsi gig. When the blue helmeted UN police officer comes to my home to arrest me, come by the back entrance. I will have a little surprise waiting for you when you trespass on my property.

4/29/2013 1:12 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Tzemach can also be a reference to the Plant Kingdom...even according to Chazal who referred to the hierarchy in Creation: Domeim (inanimate) Tzemach (Plant Kingdom) Chayah (Animal Kingdom) Medaber (Those with the power of speech, phonemes, and syntax or human beings)

It is interesting that the power of speech is what Chazal says sets us apart from the Animal Kingdom. Our moral free will is therefore most tied to our power of speech or power of the written word.

4/29/2013 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I come, I come for one reason, to rebuild the Temple. There is no other resaon, truth must be provided to the people. You will know if I'm there, I rebuild or die for G-d. If I'm going to die, there is no better way then to die for G-d.

4/29/2013 3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Formal slave, thank you!

4/29/2013 9:02 AM  

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