Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Japanese Tomato

Tomato harvested in Japan
And they say that there is no radiation coming out of Japan...

Hashem is clearly telling us all something, the Geula is getting closer and closer. Don't think that all these events are 'natural occurences,' that would be Amalek talking. Hashem runs the world and everything He does is for the purpose of drawing us closer to Him and ultimately revealing Himlself to the entire world. "On that day, Hashem will be one and His Name will be one."
Have any of you been paying attention to what's going on???
Or have they succeeded in programming you to sleep...
Wake up!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Do Not Fear and Do Not Lose Resolve

Hashem encourages Yehoshua in the first Chapter of the Book of Yehoshua to remain firm in his trust that the Land of Israel will be inherited by the Jewish people. He tells Yehoshua to be strong and courageous and that adherence to the Torah is what will guarantee success for the conquering and settling of the land.
It is important to always remember that no matter what is going on in the world or whatever threats there may be out there, we have a promise from Hashem that if we stick to the ways of the Torah, we will succeed in all that we do and be protected from all of our enemies. It is not a new thing that there are nations out there who want to destroy us (G-d forbid), in fact, we say every year in the Haggadah of Pesach, "Rather in every generation they rise up against us to destroy us, but it is Hashem who saves us from their hand."
So with that being said, we do not have to fear and we do not have to worry about anything or anyone, for Hashem is always watching over us. He only tells us to worry about following the ways of His Torah, and He will take care of the rest. Our Rabbis and Holy Books tell us that the land of Israel is the most conducive place to observe the ways of the Torah.
Through the revelation of the kedusha of Eretz Yisrael we will witness the destruction of the wicked. Not only will we be delivered from their hand, but we will see them suffer the very evil they sought to inflict upon us (Likkutei Moharan 55:2,3).
If a man is outside Eretz Yisrael, he has a soul of lesser celestial forces. If he merits entering Eretz Yisrael, a soul from a newly created source comes to him, and clothes itself with his old soul. The first night he sleeps in Eretz Yisrael, both souls depart from him and rise to worlds above, and in the morning, only the new soul returns (Chessed LeAvraham, Maayan 3, Nahar 12).
The motive for making the journey to Eretz Yisrael should be purely spiritual: To draw closer to G-d. A person who goes there with this as his aim will surely benefit. Merely by stepping foot on the Land, he will become merged with it and transformed by its sacred character. That is why, "One who walks four cubits in Eretz Yisrael will assuredly inherit the World to Come (Ketuvot)." On the other hand, if a person's motive has nothing to do with devotion to G-d and cleansing himself of his evil, than what help will the Land be to him? The Land will vomit him out "as it vomited out the nation that was before you (Leviticus 18:28)" (Likkutei Moharan 29).
Rabbi Yaakov Emden (The Yaavetz) writes in the introduction to the siddur, Beit Yaakov, "When it seems to us in our present peaceful existence outside Eretz Yisrael, that we have found another Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim, this is to me, the greatest, deepest, most obvious, and direct cause of all the awesome, frightening, monstrous, unimaginable destructions that we have experienced in the diaspora."
The Shela HaKadosh writes (at the end of Massechet Sukkah) "I will disclose something that has always troubled me greatly. I have seen Jews building homes like the fortresses of princes, making for themselves permanent, this worldly dwellings in impure lands. I have observed that it is their intention to leave theses homes as an inheritance to their children after them! This appears to be (G-d forbid) an abandonment of the idea of redemption. Therefore, even if G-d gives you wealth, build simple houses, to accommodate your bare needs, and no more."
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov says in the Likkutei Moharan, "Pray to G-d to give you desire and yearning for Eretz Yisrael. Then you will succeed in reaching there."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Clearest Sign of The End of Days


Rabbi Abba said, "There is no clearer sign of the End of Days than this verse: But you, O mountains of Israel, will give forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are soon to come (Yecheskel 36:8)." (Sanhedrin 98a)
Rashi explains, "When Eretz Yisrael gives forth its fruit in abundance the end will be near, and there is no clearer sign of the End of Days."
I recently read an article which makes a prediction based on what the Zohar says regarding a certain formation of stars as a key time of the redemption process.
Here is a link to the article for you to take a look at, also read down a few of the comments where a lot more is explained.
If you are skeptical, I actually just got off the phone with the Admor of Holmin, Rav Shalom Yehuda Gross, where I specifically verified some of the things the article mentioned. Here is a summary of our conversation.
When I asked the Rav about the 60 day period beginning with the certain star formation, he replied, "Yes, yes, it's all written in the Zohar." he then went on to tell me that Rav Kaduri zt"l had said that this year (5772) on Tisha B'Av was going to be the revelation of the Mashiach. He then began telling me that there is a very strong battle that he is involved in right now against the Erev Rav, and he said that they are getting set to make a huge amount of trouble for us right now. He said it will not be a simple situation, but he is heavily waging war with them right now.
So there you have it, I strongly suggest reading the above article including the comments (specifically the ones by Dov Bar-Leib) and you will understand much better what is to be going on in this next short period of time.
If you can get to Israel, that would be a very wise move, and if not, make sure you are praying to Hashem and reading a bit of Zohar everyday.
I also foud this article below explaining a possible False Flag biological terror attack that may be in the works for the USA.
Just watch out when they start pushing those Anthrax vaccines...
May we be worthy of receiving the Torah in holiness and purity and soon be worthy of welcoming the Mashiach, amen.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Mitzvah to Live in Eretz Yisrael

If anyone is looking for some good reasons to come and live in Eretz Yisrael, then read below:

"The air of Eretz Yisrael makes one wise"
(Bava Batra 158b)

"It is preferable to dwell in the deserts of Eretz Yisrael than the palaces of Chutz LaAretz"
(Bereshit Rabba 39:8)

"Fortunate is he who merits in his lifetime to fix his residence in Eretz HaKodesh"
(Zohar HaKadosh III 72b)

"And remove from your heart this false belief that a man has more blessings outside the land"
(Alshich HaKadosh, Ki Tavo 28:6)

"Living in Eretz Yisrael is the equivalent of all the Mitzvot in the Torah"
(Sifrei, Parashat Re'e, Tosefta Avoda Zara 5)

"There is no happiness, but only when Yisrael is settled in the Holy Land"
(Zohar HaKadosh, Bamidbar 118a)

"He who lives in Eretz Yisrael should be perpetually happy with this Mitzvah, and all the suffering he experiences should be insignificant to him in light of his love for this Mitzvah"
(Pele Yoetz, Eretz)

"Anyone who dwells in Eretz Yisrael, the very Land attones for him"
(Sifrei, Haazinu)

"Only in Eretz Yisrael can happiness be complete; and it is also possible to sanctify oneself with great kedusha, something that is impossible in foreign lands"
(Rabbi Elimelech MiLizensk)

"Eretz Yisrael lacks nothing"
(Brachot 36)


They (the spies) brought back to the Children of Yisrael an evil report of the land which they had searched, saying, "The land which we investigated is a land which eats up its inhabitants."
(Bamidbar 13:32)

Rashi explains: "In every place we passed we found them burying their dead!" However, the truth was that the Holy One, Blessed be He, did this for their good, to involve them (the inhabitants of Canaan) in mourning to distract them from paying attention to the spies.


When the ten spies went out to spy the land, the souls of the ten corresponding tribes (the actual sons of Yaakov) came into them. This is the secret of what Yosef meant when he told his brothers, "You are spies (Beresheet 42:9)," to allude that in the future their souls would enter into the spies.
(Kitvei HaAri HaKadosh, Shaar Hagilgulim, Introduction 36)

So just the same way in which the brothers opposed Yosef and they further opposed the land, in our times some Jews oppose the Mitzvah of settling in Eretz Yisrael by perpetuating their abode in impure lands, thereby becoming contaminated by the ideals of the nations where they live in. And so it is that when Jews live in foreign lands, they become contaminated with the idea that material success is the main goal in life, and thereby they refuse to go up to Eretz Yisrael for it entails the risk of a descent in respect to their luxurious dwellings and their prospects for material success.
(Sefer Eretz Yisrael)

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai Says - I Can Save The Whole World From Judgement!


In both lessons this past Shabbat at Chut Shel Chessed, Rav Shalom Arush spoke about the power of Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai. He said that Lag BaOmer is a very great day and on it one can accomplish very great things if they put in the prayer. He said that this day is opportune to achieve both spiritual and physical salvations. Even if one cannot make it to Meron, the day itself is extremely holy and one can pray from any place they may be. Just light a candle and ask Hashem for all your needs in the merit of Rebbe Shimon.

He also gave over a very nice idea on how Rebbe Shimon came to his greatness. He said that the entire time that Rebbe Shimon and his son were in the cave, they were happy and accepted G-d's mishpat (judgement) with love. Similar to how Yosef HaTzadik was in prison for 12 years and also accepted it with love. Many of us have difficulties and challenges, but if we are upset about them, than it is the same as if we are saying to Hashem that we do not agree with His judgement. Instead, one should first strengthen their emuna and know it is from Hashem and good, and then one can reach very high levels specifically because of the difficulties.

The Rav also spoke about holiness, specifically guarding the eyes. He said that holiness is the main difference between us and the nations and there is no protection for the Jewish people unless we have holiness, as we learned from the stroy of Bilam. He also said that a man who guards his eyes or a woman who dresses modestly is protected personally by Hashem and has nothing to fear in this world.

Don't forget to read some Zohar, and know that the world right now is in huge need of protection from many many judgements. If you want proof just read:
Rebbe Shimon is fitting to be relied upon in a time of great need and with his sefer (The Zohar) we will be redeemed from this exile with mercy, amen.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

WWIII: The War on Holiness

The Chafetz Chaim zt"l writes in his commentary on the Nach, "At the end of the exile which we are entering into right now, there will be an awesome war between the sides of Holiness and Impurity, and the side of Impurity will cast down mighty arrows… There will not remain from this war people who are completely intact with all of their limbs except for a very few. These will be the remnants of whom Hashem will call upon; these will be the true mighty ones and the true masters of the Torah… Each one according to his level and according to the amount of urging he gives to others that they should perform their duties with faith." (Taken from the sefer Vehaer Einenu)
Rav Eliyahu Lopian zt"l added the following explanation to the above words, "In any battle, when the final outcome approaches of who is to be the victor and who is to be the looser, both sides put forth their greatest effort with all the strength they have left in them. So too it is here at the end of this exile as we are approaching the deciding moments, that the side of Impurity - the evil empire knows that it is only moments away from being completely annihilated from existence. Therefore, it is emboldening itself with all of its power to dispose of Yisrael (G-d forbid) and to distance them from Hashem blessed be He." (Lev Eliyahu vol. 2 pg. 112)
It is clear from the above two quotes that the main war we will face in the end of days will be against the forces of Impurity, and that that the side of Impurity will be attacking with very mighty and powerful attacks against those few who are fighting to stay strong and connected to G-d. We only need to look outside in the street to see that the battle is well under way, and almost all the fences of holiness, purity and modesty have been destroyed.
The prophets make many references to the battle with the 70 Nations that will take place in Jerusalem in the End of Days. Based on the above, we can suggest that this is not referring to a physical war with each of the 70 nations arriving to Jerusalem with their different flags and uniforms, but perhaps it is referring to a spiritual war in which the influences of the 70 Nations will come to Jerusalem with the goal of attacking our Holiness. Let's take a look at what Rebbe Nachman has to say about the 70 Nations in Likkutei Etzot Brit #10:
The desire of niuf (immoral sexual desire) is the all inclusive evil, in which all of the evil of all of the 70 Nations are included in. For each Nation has a hold in its own specific type of evil, that is, some specific bad trait or evil desire that is unique to that Nation. However, the desire for niuf is the all inclusive evil, and in it is gathered and included each and every single evil from each and every single Nation. It contains all the bad of all the desires, and in it burns all the bad of all the desires as one large inferno. This inferno is what burns inside of a person when he feels the desire for niuf.
However Hashem has separated us from all of the Nations, and He has exalted us above all of the tongues (languages). Therefore, we must separate ourselves from all of their evil, that is, from all of their desires which have no connection to us whatsoever, specifically from the desire of niuf which is the all inclusive evil of all the Nations as mentioned above. For this is the main difference and distinguishing between us and the Nations, that we separate ourselves from niuf, for this is the main holiness of Yisrael. For it is within a persons' power to remove his thoughts from this desire and destroy it completely; and this is our main holiness.
The words of the Chafetz Chaim seem very clear now and we are certainly in a fierce battle with the 70 Nations at this very moment, specifically in the area of holiness. Furthermore, the Prophet Isaiah makes reference to this idea when he describes the survivors who will remain in the End of Days, "Of every remnant that will be in Zion and every remaining one in Jerusalem, 'Holy' will be said of him (Isaiah 4:3)." And, "There will be a path and a road there; it will be called 'The Path of Holiness,' and no impure person will traverse it… The redeemed will walk there (Isaiah 35:8-9)"
May Hashem give us all the strength to merit walking on the Path of Holiness, amen.

Battling With The Yetzer Hara

When you get to Heaven after your time in this world is up, they will not ask you why you had a Yetezer Hara for all of your different taavot (desires) and bad middot. What they will ask you is why did you just sit back and do nothing about it?
You see, you did not make your Yetzer Hara, Hashem did, and He is the one who gave it to you. So in fact having a Yetzer Hara is not really any different than having arms and legs, it is just a spiritual part of you that Hashem created you with. Not only that, but the Gemara even tells us that it is stronger than us and that there is no way to overcome it unless Hashem Himself assists us.
So therefore, our real job in dealing with our various evil lusts, desires and bad middot is to actually beg and plead with Hashem to help us get rid of them.
There is absolutely no reason to get down and depressed because you think you are a horrible and disgusting sinner, or because you are full of evil thoughts all day long. You are not that way by chance, Hashem is the one who made you that way with precisely all those evil thoughts and desires. In His infinite wisdon, He knows precisely what corrections our souls need to make, and He knows exactly the situaton we need to be in in order for us to get to that soul correction. Just like a good coach knows how to push his athlete to the limits in exactly the areas where he needs the most growth and training.
So now we can all just relax and give ourselves a big hug, ahh, dosen't that feel nice. We are all wonderful people and Hashem loves us all very much, so we need to love ourselves too. Rebbe Nachman teaches us that there is no despair in the world at all, and that our main avodah (spiritual work) is to make every effort to remain happy. With what we have explained above, we have now begun phase one of our soul corrections which starts with accepting ourselves, loving ourselves and knowing the true story behind our Yetzer Hara.
Now on to phase two, getting rid of the Yetzer Hara. As we said above, the only way to do this is with Hashem's help. And the only way to get Hashem's help is to ask Him for it. (It is taught elsewhere that one can only pray properly once they see the good in themselves and bring themselves to happiness, that is why it is so important to feel good and happy and not sad and depressed before we move on and discuss part two which is praying for Hashem's help - see Likkutei Moharan lesson 282 for more).
Rav Arush has mentioned many times that a person needs to take one subject at a time (for many months or even years) and spend 30 minutes a day talking to Hashem about it. He suggests that all men start with the desire for niuf (sexual desire). Women I believe he mentioned should begin with modesty. One can also spend a few minutes on other things like anger, smoking, overeating, gambling, etc. but one has to be very consistent on just one thing for 30 minutes a day first.
The Rav explained that in these 30 minutes one needs to be real with who they really are and the desires that they really have, talk to Hashem openly like He is your best friend or therapist. Remember, you do not have to feel bad or guilty for what you desire or what you have done, it is Hashem who made you like this in the first place. What you really need to do is express your will to Hashem to not have these desires anymore, etc. Ask Him to help you overcome and get rid of them. Talk it out with Him, explain to Him how these desires are destroying your life and preventing you from succeeding in so many different ways, etc.
This is the real work and effort we need to make in the war with our Yetzer Hara. After 30 minutes of heartfelt prayer one can relax and know that they did their part. Now they no longer have to worry or feel guilty about anything, and when they ask you in Heaven why you did such and such? You can answer, "Well what do you want from me, I confessed all my sins, prayed and begged Hashem for help every single day for 30 minutes just like my Rav told me to!" This is the true way to ultimate success against the Yetzer Hara and it is really the path to get you to the ultimate goal of all which is making a relationship with your Creator. It is precisely what you think is bad which will ultimately be the source of the greatest good in your life in both this world and the next. May we all merit.
Two last points:
1- If after praying, you find yourself back in sin or experiencing the same desires again, it dosen't mean that you have failed. It is either because you have gone up to a new level, and at each new level you have to start again from the bottom of that new level. Or it is because Hashem is hinting to you that you have not really been praying to Him enough for help (If the coach sees that you are dropping your guard and he dosen't give you a punch in the face, than how will you ever learn to be a real boxer!)
2- If you find that you are unable to pray or express yourself properly to Hashem, do not despair, I heard once that Rav Berland said it took him thousands of hours of silence before he learned how to pray properly. You can also make your inability to pray into a prayer and tell Hashem that you would so much love to express to Him all of your troubles and feelings like... but you just can't find the words to do it. Ask him for help in opening up your heart. And remember that every effort we make is extremely precious in the eyes of Hashem and not a single word or even sigh or groan is lost.
For a fun game I made up to help you guard your eyes you can go to:
For more on Modesty you can go to:
Also, try out Likkutei Tefillot #92, it has some real golden words in it to reinforce some of these above ideas.
G-d bless and Shabbat Shalom,