The aim of this blog is to point out the "hidden" hand of God in the daily events of our lives and to give strength
and encouragement to those anxiously awaiting the final redemption - may it come speedily in our time.

01 May 2016

"Week Two: The Week of Gevurah"

23 Nisan 5776
8 Days of the Omer
(1 week and 1 day)
Chesed sh'b'Gevurah

When we count the Omer, each day we work on perfecting a different character trait. These traits correspond to the seven sefirot: chesed, gevurah, tiferet, netzach, hod, yesod and malchut - one for each of the seven weeks of counting up to Shavuot. Each of these sefirot also contains these seven sefirot - one for each day of the week. Last week was chesed. Today is the beginning of the second week - representing gevurah, and it's the first day of the week or chesed that is in gevurah.

Excerpt from Sefiros by Rabbi Yaacov Haber...
Gevurah is restraint. The Mishnah tells us that a gibor is someone who controls his natural inclinations. God is described as Gibor when he restrains his anger. We say in the Shemoneh Esrei prayer "You are Gibor (mighty) forever, God, and bring the dead to life."
Gevurah, also known as din (judgment), is associated with Yitzchak Avinu. Yitzchak was bound on the altar which symbolized the restraint he showed throughout his life.
...Gevurah sets boundaries and limits. It gives definition to the world and to a  person's life.
Day 8Chesed she-be-gevurah is the attribute of rachamim, 'mercy'. Even though a person, according to the strict letter of the law, deserves punishment, God is merciful. The right hand represents chesed, the left hand represents gevurah. The Talmud teaches that if a person needs to rebuke someone he should push him away with his left hand while drawing him closer with his right. Sometimes we have to distance someone from our lives; this is gevurah. Yet, while doing so we should bring them closer; this is chesed she-be-gevurah. The left hand is our weaker hand, teaching us that sometimes strength should be displayed weakly.
Shavua tov!

27 April 2016

"It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times"

20 Nisan 5776
5th Day Chol HaMo'ed
5th Day of the Omer

The title of this blog post is the opening line of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities. It could be talking about today.

One person's bad news is another person's good news. One person's "doom and gloom" is another person's "light at the end of the tunnel". Even the term "End Times" is open to individual interpretation. For one person, it's the end of the old and familiar world, but for another person it's the end of suffering, and the promise of a new and better world.

Which is it for you? Is it the "best of times" or the "worst of times" or maybe even both at the same time. I think that's what Dickens was implying.

Chag Shvi'i shel Pesach sameach! And may we all merit to experience our ultimate deliverance - NOW!

It's My Aliyah Anniversary!

19 Nisan 5776
4th Day Chol HaMo'ed
4th Day of the Omer

 Twenty years ago today on the Hebrew calendar!! B"H!!!

25 April 2016

Moishela: Two New Messages for Pesach

18 Nisan 5776
3rd Day Chol HaMo'ed Pesach
3 Days of the Omer


Discussion with Moishela (with his family)
A Handicapped child
13 Nissan 5776 (April 21, ‘16)

We Cannot Survive Without A Nes

Mommy, I feel that the world is coming apart at the seams, so-to-speak. I feel that this Pesach will make it a lot more evident that we are in big trouble. I feel that the earth is shaking beneath us in the whole world. The cold has become hot and the hot has become cold and the earth is screaming from within and cracks and holes, enormous openings deep into the earth are happening everywhere. But who is noticing it? How many of the world population is noticing the loud warnings from Hakodosh Boruch Hu? How many Jews have opened their eyes to the unbelievable and very frightening changes in the world that we are so used to? How many of us Jews are willing to admit, begrudgingly, that now is the time for Moshiach, now is the time of our greatest suffering. We are getting the warnings now and very strong warnings and very clear warnings and yet we are not interested, just not interested. We just don’t want to know! Boruch Hashem, there are still Jews that do realize and are willing to fight for their Yiddishkeit. However for the most part people like to forget it by playing with their new toys, new and very infamous toys, their electronic toys or by just patting themselves on the shoulder and saying we are good Jews. Boruch Hashem there are many good Jews. But in our world today what does that mean “a good Jew”? Does that mean he has Payos and a beard and Tzitzis but doesn’t mind cheating in business even other Jews? Does it mean ladies who can trace their lineage back to the greatest Rabbis and give a lot of Tzeddakah but dress like street urchins and are accepted in the Frum community as G-D fearing Jews? Adultery in the Frum community has gone sky high. In many places it’s treated like a glitch of indiscretion and not the horrible terrible Aveirah that it is.

We are so tied up in our food, in our noshes, in our diets, that the food has lost its Kedusha it’s only a lust for most so-called Chareidim. Not all Chareidim say a Brocha before and after they eat! Their main involvement with the food is not Kedusha its lust, its gluttony and it has nothing to do with Kedusha.

When you tell Yidden in America or in England or any western country that it’s time to go back to Eretz Yisroel instead of getting very excited and happy in most cases, they will ask you for proof and then with all their heart and soul try to disprove that it’s true. One of their most interesting arguments is if we leave the diaspora who will support all the poor Jews in Eretz Yisroel? There are many Jews in Chutz Laaretz that do see the truth but have no way or means to make the move and those Jews, with a true Jewish heart that yearns to live in Eretz Yisroel, will take up the challenge and try. If there is no natural way to succeed then Hashem will save them. But He will not save the pompous ones that are “holier than thou” and are sure that without them staying in Chutz Laaretz in their fancy homes, the Jewish community cannot survive. Of course most of the Rabbonim are on the side of the pompous ones because they are the ones usually with the money.

So I beseech the Yidden, the true Yiddishe Neshomas, that yearn and yearn to be and to live, to breathe the air of Eretz Yisroel and who realize that this is the absolute beginning of the Geula and now we are being tested, who yes and who no who shows Hashem his true Jewish desires to be one with Him, to be in Eretz Yisroel no matter what, to cling to His Torah and only desiring to do His will. Those Jews will not suffer. The other Jews that also yearn to be in Eretz Yisroel but there is no feasible way that they could possibly attain their dreams, they will also be saved. The pompous ones, if they are true Jews, will be reeducated by Hakodosh Boruch Hu until they understand, until they feel the closeness and the overwhelming spiritual attainment of finally seeing the Truth and then they will be saved.

The Erev Rav, the Amalaikim and the Edomim and all of Am Yisroel’s enemies will be destroyed! Ladies and Gentlemen, I have come to point out to you in every way I can the Truth. Please forgive me if I am a bit repetitive in what I say but the end of the world as we know it is on the horizon. We can see it with our eyes, it’s coming towards us. I am begging you again and again come back to Hashem. It’s truly much more interesting and fulfilling than eating Pizza on 13th Avenue or going on a cruise for Pesach or going away to a hotel in Switzerland so you can eat Matzah and ski at the same time. Am Yisroel what I am saying is true. I am a Shaliach and I am telling you the truth. You can check it out yourself, the world is in a mess so terrible that it can never get out of it because the Reshoim are directing it just like in the times of Migdal Bovel.
Choose your side. Now is the time! You have to choose your side now!

I wish all Am Yisroel a Chag Kosher Vesamayach, a Pesach of Geula Sheleimah. Daven Am Yisroel, cry and scream to Shomayim. Scream to Hashem to bring the Geula Sheleimah now!



Discussion with Moishela (with his family)
A Handicapped child
16 Nisan 5776 (April 24, ‘16)

The Unthinkable Is About To Happen

Mommy, I am sorry that because of me you had to go through such terrible suffering, but this Pesach has been a special time because we are coming to the end and Hashem is bringing a warning even stronger through me. The fact that this all happened just exactly minutes before Pesach this year, is only a small message to me so that I should pass it on more clearly to the world, that we are nearing a tragedy the likes of which we can’t even try to imagine. As much as different people have written about it, still anyone who survives it, or the few that survive it, will know that they survived only with absolute miracles. In no other way can a person even dream that he can survive. So basic preparations can be done but they will only help you if and when the time comes for you to be saved. I have not been bringing the message strong enough evidently, so Hashem forced me to make it clearer. Jews get yourself together.

I am a small boy who went with my father to watch Erev Pesach Matzos being baked by one of the Tzaddikim of this world and a very strange thing happened. A piece of heavy equipment used in the baking accidently fell onto my hand and one of the fingers of my hand was injured quite seriously in a most unusual way. It fell and hit my finger, obviously being directed to my small six year old finger, and it hit exactly on target to bring me great pain at the moment of impact. Boruch Hashem, even though I was hospitalized for a short time, Hashem had pity on me and it wasn’t worse than it was.

But it’s a warning for me to warn Am Yisroel and all the world that the unthinkable is about to happen, and even though we have gone through many things that were once unthinkable, still now it’s going to be much worse than even our present state. The future events will be upon us very soon and more than getting ready physically, which there is not really a way to do, we must ready ourselves with complete Teshuva. We must start now to put our mindset into coming back to Hashem, even if we think we are close to Hashem. Everyone in this world can get infinitely closer than he or she is already. I beg everyone to please start realizing that this world is only an illusion. That our bodies with all its lusts and desires that are totally against what Hashem ultimately wants us to be, has the ability to push the Yetzer Hora completely out and desire only the Yetzer Tov which means to do Hashem’s will completely, to come close to Him without any demands and without any desires except to be close to Him and to do His will. I can’t emphasize enough how we have to just concentrate on these things.

The world we live in today is built on “isms” communism, socialism, fascism, Zionism. None of these “isms” are for us! We are Yidden and we have to be close to Hashem and that is all we have to do, His will only. We can’t change one bit of it to suit ourselves and our desires. We have to constantly strive to understand more and more what He wants from us and to fulfill every one of His written and unwritten words, to go completely according to the Rabbonim and Tzaddikim from hundreds and thousands of years ago. Starting from Avrohom Avinu who was the first Jew who, brought people to Yiddishkeit and continuing to Moshe Rabbeinu who was the Shaliach from Shomayim to give us our holy Torah and the Torah Sheba’al Peh onwards towards Yehoshua to the Zekainim to the Neviim to the Anshei Kneseses Hagedola to the Geonim, Rishonim and then to the Achronim … to the present day. However since this generation is a question mark because it’s so low, therefore it’s not so clear who is a great Tzaddik and who is not. Better to go for guidance to the known Tzaddikim of previous generations, and just follow their ways and don’t deviate. Go to their graves and Daven for guidance. There are great Tzaddikim buried all over the world and of course in Eretz Yisroel. Wherever you live there must be a Kever of a Tzaddik. Go to the Tzaddik’s Kever and beg the Tzaddik to go before Kisei Hakovod and beg Hashem to send the Geula Sheleimah to our lowest generation so that we don’t completely disappear into the muck and grime that is flooding the Frum world and the whole world. I guess I haven’t been putting it strong enough. We are in a spiritual life and death situation which means that it’s not only our bodies at stake, but our souls. So I beg you, it’s our last chance. Usually when you wake up in the morning in most places of the world the sun still shines normally. The world is more or less as we usually know it. We have food. We have a home. We have a car. We are married. We have children, and we go to school etc, but the time is coming when all that will change completely and that will be the end for those who want to go the opposite way of the will of Hashem, but those who are trying hard to go in Hashem’s way and to do Hashem’s Ratzon, they will have a new beginning that will last for eternity.

Chag Kosher Vesamayach and A Gutten Moed. To all my fellow Jews, I beg you to take my word seriously.

Tatti: Why did this accident happen when Rav _____ was baking Matzah?
Moishela: When Rav _____ bakes Matzah, it’s with the utmost concentration on the Shechina and because of his Kesher to Am Yisroel and his Heavenly inspired writings to Am Yisroel that will Be’ezras Hashem save many souls, this is a place of Kedusha and baking Matzah especially with the Rav, is Kadosh.
Tatti: Is your finger going to look horrible or will it heal properly?
Moishela: Don’t worry, I’ll still find a Shidduch IY”H.

22 April 2016

Chag Pesach Kasher v'Sameach!

14 Nisan 5776
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Erev Pesach 5776

May all of Am Yisrael together experience the ultimate freedom this Pesach the complete and final redemption!

21 April 2016

"Mashiach Is Coming - Are YOU Ready?"

14 Nisan 5776
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Erev Pesach 5776

Ana Hashem, Hoshia Na!!

13 Nisan 5776

Of Past and Future

13 Nisan 5776

When I saw the date on the calendar today - April 21st - I immediately flashed back to my childhood. It's San Jacinto Day, I thought. When I was young, this day was a state holiday. Schools and banks were closed. Even as late as high school, I marched with the drill team in a parade marking the occasion, sidestepping the horse droppings like eveyone else on foot. 

San Jacinto Day is Texas Independence Day - the day the despicable Mexican General Santa Anna surrendered to General Sam Houston at the site of what today is still known as the San Jacinto Battlegrounds and is marked by the 567 ft tall San Jacinto Monument.

I remember when I was six and my daddy first asked me if I wanted to go to the monument. I didn't understand the word. The closest thing I could think of was peppermint and there was an amusement park we used to go to called Peppermint Park, so I thought it must be something good and I agreed. Boy, was I surprised when we went into this strange looking building and took an elevator all the way to the top. It was like being a bird gazing down from so high and I remember being impressed most by how everything looked so small when seen from above - you could really understand how everything fit together.

Those were the days before the complete take-over by the globalists who have since erased the differences between the states the same way they erased the differences between the European countries. Or at least they've tried by eliminating all outward signs of separateness. When I was growing up, loyalty to my state was held above loyalty to the country. And I was the fifth generation of people who had immigrated not to the United States, but to the Republic of Texas - before it became the 28th state in the union from which it seceded only sixteen years later. I renounced my US citizenship seventeen years ago, but once a Texan, always a Texan.

My mama was born in Houston. I was born in Houston. And all my children were born in Houston. But, the last time I saw it, it was unrecognizable from the city I grew up in. I'm not sure there is anyone left there who doesn't speak Spanish. There was this movement called Azatlan that advocated "Reconquista" - the reconquering of the American southwest, including Texas, for Mexico. Maybe they won, but now Mexico is part of the North American Union, so....

Speaking of Houston, Texas. We had rain floods when I was a  kid, but nothing on the scale that has been seen in this century. Apparently there was a really bad flood in 2001 that they called a 1,000 year flood at the time. Then, they had another historic flood last May that really adversely affected the growing Jewish community there and then another one this week.

Houston Jewish Community Is Flooded Again – Just 11 months after a massive Memorial Day flood damaged about 500 Jewish homes (among more than 2,500 homes overall) and three synagogues in my current home city of Houston, what seems to me to be a flood of equal or greater magnitude on Monday wreaked renewed havoc on the Houston Jewish neighborhoods of Meyerland and Willow Meadows.

For scores of Jewish and other families in America’s fourth-largest city who are still rebuilding their homes after last year’s flood, today’s deluge likely means the devastating scenario of restarting that process from square one. The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston had already projected an 18-month recovery timetable, with a price tag of $3.5 million, for the local Jewish community’s individual flood victims and institutions following the May 2015 flood. Initial indications are that the congregation I belong to, United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston, was hit even harder than it was last year — when damages to the synagogue facility exceeded $1 million. While I won’t often make opinionated statements in my writing, I can say with confidence that Houston’s Jewish community and all of Houston’s flooded neighborhoods are worthy of your thoughts and prayers.

Take it from someone who knows, there is no future for Jews in Houston. They can keep rebuilding, but Hashem will continue to wash it away. The exile is ending and those who resist will in the end be worn out from their efforts to remain. Be smart and read the handwriting on the wall. Israel - and only Israel - is both our past and our future.