Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This blog is officially closed for business.

I would like to say thank you to every person who's visited here. Blogging just takes too much time if one is to do it right and I don't have any more of that for a while now. I guess I'll keep it up online for now and let it collect dust. I hope everyone has themselves a great afternoon.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Moshiach Is Almost Here.

Things really are moving incredibly fast. Many evil regimes are falling in the world. While the American president is not taking a stance on the world stage as he should. When will the final redemption come? Will it be on Purim or Pesach or simply today? When the Moshiach does come how can we expect it to be someone totally unknown to us? I believe it has to be a Jewish figure that we are all already familiar with. With so much turmoil in the Middle East the world is not focusing so much on Israel's "sins" so to speak. So it's a good time for Israel to show her moral strength and return to God almighty and his Code of law. Is the fall of the arab leaders comparable to the tenth plague of the killing of the first born child?

What a time to be living. When one can simply open the news and see so clearly Moshiach is coming at any moment. Rejoice yidden all that God had done he had done for you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Half a shekel


In this week's Torah reading of parsha Ki Tisa, we are commanded in the mitzvah of "machatzit hashekel", giving a silver coin valued half a shekel.

This is a commandment which is the same for every Jew, rich or poor. It represents the most intrinsic and essential level of all the Jewish people being a complete whole and unity together and with G-d.

All of the mitzvahs, commandments of G-d, are to be understood in a spectrum of ways. From the deepest most lofty understanding of each commandment, down to the most important and essential way of knowing exactly how to fulfill the mitzvah and to actually do it. The most important thing is to do what G-d wants us to to, because He commanded us to do so. Both Jews and non-Jews have to do G-d's commandments with the intention of doing so to fulfill His will. With this in mind, we can learn many other teachings that come from the Torah.

There is a special way to see this mitzvah of the half-shekel and it's different meanings in light of the "success principals". Besides all of the varied lessons and concepts in being successful, such as having very clearly defined goals, persistence, having a master-mind group etc, the most important and essential "tool" is the complete trust in G-d. This such a powerful reality and of such importance to success, that America made it a point of constant reminder by minting every-single coin and bill with the phrase "In G-d we trust".

It's truly amazing to see that non-Jews who are not commanded in the mitzvah of the half-shekel, had so clearly seen the importance and truth of this lesson that they wanted to dedicate not only the half-dollar to G-d but every single coin and bill.

The Lubavitcher spoke out about this in an amazing way, see the video in the link below:

The Rebbe and Mubarak.

We see from this video that when a Jew follows the shulchan aruch and resolves not to give away or even consider giving away any part of Eretz Yisroel the goyim respect them and honor them. The Rebbe is shown to be once and again the real Prophet and Leader of our generation.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Has Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah passed away?

Whats is happening to the middle east? So much upheaval and turbulence lately. It seems that Hashem is preparing the way for the Jews to come home to Eretz Yisroel with Moshiach.

Before the Jewish People left Egypt there was a big miracle on Shabbos Hagodol where the Egyptians rebelled against their own government and demanded that the Jewish people go and serve God. So now we can again see the world demanding that all Jews find themselves in a state of Geula.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moshiach's Request


Most people know that when the Baal Shem Tov ascended on high to the spiritual chamber where Moshiach resides, the famous indication and cause of geula proclaimed was "when your wellsprings will spread forth to the farthest depths and reaches".

Few people know that the Baal Shem Tov became greatly pained and distraught, however, because Moshiach told him that he will come only when "even the laymen will make spiritual unifications like you (the Baal Shem Tov) do".

The Baal Shem Tov learned 3 segulas and 3 holy names, which helped relieve him in thinking that it will be possible for all of us average people to do and therefore attain his (the Baal Shem Tov's) spiritual status and reveal Moshiach. But, he was not allowed teach this and we were not privileged to have this information.

However, the Baal Shem Tov was very generous to give us a 'simple' way to do spiritual unifications which will BS"D cause Moshiach's arrival immediately if not sooner:

בעת תפלתך ולימודך וכל דיבור ודיבור ומוצא שפתיך תכוין לייחד שם, כי בכל אות ואות יש עולמות ונשמות ואלהות, ועולים ומתקשרים ומתייחדים זה עם זה, ואח"כ מתקשרים ומתייחדים האותיות <ונעשה> [ונעשים] תיבה ומתייחדים יחוד אמיתי באלהות, ותכלול נשמתך עמהם בכל בחינה ובחינה מהנ"ל, ומתייחדים כל העולמות כאחד ועולים, <ונעשה> [ונעשים] שמחה ותענוג גדול לאין שיעור, בהבינך בשמחת חתן וכלה בקטנות וגשמיות, וכ"ש במעלה העליונה כזאת

In english:

When you pray, learn Torah, and everything you speak about (every word that leaves your lips) have the intention to unify a holy name. Because, in every letter there is the aspect of worlds, souls, and G-dliness. These aspects rise spiritually, and connect and unite together, and afterwords the letters connect and unite. Then [they become] a word, and unite in a ultimate way with G-dliness. Also you should combine your soul with them (the letters) and all the aspects (worlds, souls, G-dliness), and all the worlds unify as one and ascend [and they become] an extraordinary joy and enjoyment without measure. When you understand the joy of a bride and groom in this world (in simple terms), and how much more so in this incredibly elevated spiritual level.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Israel Never Looked So Good.

 Interesting read. they are saying that the Muslim world is making Israel look good.