Israel Is On High Alert Ahead Of Yom Kippur – Israel Versus An Enemy Without Honor


Israel Will Not Allow Another Yom Kippur Arab Surprise
Like the One They Attempted on 1973

Complete closure imposed on the so-called “West Bank” and Gaza,
increased police presence and security forces deployment
All branches of the IDF and police are prepared
for the ‘holiest Day’ of the Jewish year

Imitating Iheir bestial Nazi Teachers
Muslim Arabs Do Not Respect Anything

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The special police alertness level which was put into effect ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday will continue during Yom Kippur and will only be terminated after the Simchat Torah holiday in 10 days time.

Security forces will be standing by on Tuesday and Wednesday at cemeteries, synagogues and prayer sites and thousands of police officers will be fully deployed and stationed at city entrances, areas with large crowds and sensitive locations.

The IDF has decided to impose a complete closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip from midnight on Monday and through to Midnight on Wednesday night.

The IDF has that during the closure, passage will only be allowed in humanitarian and medical cases subject to the Civil Administration. “The IDF will continue to work to protect the citizens of the State of Israel while taking the fabric of daily Palestinian life into consideration,” the IDF said.

Magen David Adom (MDA) is also on high alert ahead of the holiday due to concerns over an influx of injuries resulting from large crowds of people taking to the streets on their bicycles as well as people becoming ill while fasting.

MDA Director General Eli Bin directed regional managers to go to the highest alert level until the end of the Yom Kippur fast. MDA stations will be reinforced with additional paramedics, ambulances and intensive care vehicles. It is estimated that over 2,000 people will receive medical care during the fast.

Jerusalem District Police are being especially careful this year over the recent Muslim protests and the fallout over the anti-Islamic film.

Police, Border Guard officers and volunteers will be stationed at roadblocks in order to prevent traffic from the east to west side of the capital in order to prevent clashes between Jews and Arabs.

הכוננות נמשכת. אבטחה בבירה בראש השנה (צילום: גיל יוחנן)

Police stress that alternative traffic routes will be available to the residents of east Jerusalem.

Police will be deployed throughout the capital’s shopping centers as well as in the Old City and east Jerusalem in order to maintain public order. Increased security is also expected on routes where worshippers are expected in order to prevent stone throwing incidents.

Tel Aviv will also be increasing police presence. In addition to security around the city’s synagogues, hotels and certain neighborhoods in Yaffo will also have increased police presence.

Hospitals will continue to work over the Yom Kippur holiday but only emergency cases will be admitted. The emergency room, delivery rooms and ICU will be operating as usual.

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Source: YNet

HaShem’s Sword of Vengeance and the Vengeance of the Covenant


What is Spiritually Behind the Current Ordeal of Israel

David and Goliath

It Is NOT The Physically Stronger Who Wins

Iran – To strike or not to strike?

  • According to the media, not only is it a race of time, but time is running out.
  • According to the media, Israel’s Prime Minister and Defense Minister are in the final stages of planning an attack on Iran.
  • According to the media, the President of the United States and his Cabinet are doing everything in their power to discourage, sabotage and leak out Israel’s plans.

Either way, don’t be upset. The media and the politicians on both sides of the ocean don’t decide.

Each passing day brings Iran closer to a nuclear warhead. Only the blind and the naive would think otherwise. Despite international sanctions, the Iranian centrifuges are working 24/7 purifying uranium and producing nuclear weapons-grade fuel.

Lately, one after the other, senior deceiving American government officials such as the evil US Secretary of State and the wicked US Secretary of Defense have visited Israel, each carrying the same message: “Don’t be naughty, you mischievous Israelis! You may certainly not carry out a preemptive strike against the Iranian nuclear reactors!”  To which our docile  leaders, tamed in American schools, answer with their well-known bravado, “We won’t leave our fate in the hands of others. We’ll do what we need to do when we need to do.”

We certainly agree with the above statement, but our references aren’t the same as theirs. We don’t leave our fate in the hand of “others” – in other words, other gods. We leave our fate in the Hand of HaShem.

With all the hype in the media, people are frantic. They hear Iran day and night. Syria too is up for grabs, and no one knows in whose hands hundreds of tons of chemical mass-destructive weapons will fall. Then there’s Hizballah, Iran’s armed-to-the-gills proxy right on our border too. Terror is on the rise in lawless Sinai. What will be?  Rabbi Shalom Arush,  was asked that question.

In front of recent events, especially the horror stories of breaches of holiness in the religious community, whic have taken a toll on his health Rav Shalom brushed aside the USA, Iran, and all of our other so-called friends and enemies with one backhand gesture. “They don’t decide our fate,” he said hoarsely.  He had tears in his eyes, his voice was quivering, and he was obviously trying to restrain himself from crying. Rav Shalom was seeing a very dark cloud on the spiritual horizon.

He then quoted the Torah:

Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring upon you the Sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant.

Rav Shalom then became as fierce as a lion:

“When will people begin to realize that the entire purpose of Torah and mitzvoth is to bring a person to a state of holiness, so he or she can be a worthy vessel for the Divine Presence. But everyone must know: if they eat Kosher BaDatz, keep Shabbat with stringencies and have long beards – yet they think that their libido is a big mitzvah and their hearts are far from holiness – then they have done nothing! They’ve completely missed the point of Torah observance.”

Not only have they missed the point, but they aid and abet the enemy. How?

Rav Shalom quoted Torah and mentioned “the Sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant“. HaShem incorporated a hard-fast law of cause-and-effect in the fiber of creation: if the Jewish people shall live their lives in holiness, they shall be encompassed within the glorious “clouds of Divine Presence;” they shall lack nothing and shall enjoy every single blessing in life, both material and spiritual. Not only that, Hashem Himself shall dwell in their midst, so no evil can befall them.

But, if on the other hand, Heaven forbid, the Jewish people forsake the Path of Holiness, succumbing to temptations of the mind and body, they shall suffer the consequences of the breach in Brit, the Holy Covenant. Any breach in Covenant produces a negative spiritual force known as “Vengeance of Covenant”.  The Vengeance of Covenant is the Force that creates a Sword of Vengeance, the same way that nuclear fuel is the power source of an atomic weapon.  Are you beginning to understand?

The spiritual roots of the Iranian nuclear weapons, the “Sword of Vengeance” that threatens us today, are all the breaches of holiness within the Torah-observant community. Maybe you think that’s not fair. “What about the seculars?” you want to ask.

Hashem expects much more from the observant community than He does from the seculars, who grew up in utter ignorance of Torah and mitzvoth.

People are afraid to be called names. One “average” religious man says, “If I go around closing my eyes, people will think I’m insane.”

Rav Shalom answers, “If you open your eyes, especially to unfiltered web and to Facebook, you will be insane.”

A so-called “Orthodox” woman says (wearing her long Euro-Kastem $1,600 wig and her long but quite-tight satin dress that accents every curve), “Do you expect me to dress like a yachna (Yiddish for ‘old hag’)? I wouldn’t be caught dead like that!”

Hey lady, if you continue dressing the way you do, you are creating the Sword which will “catch you dead.”

So maybe you’re asking, “What can I do if the whole world is off its rocker and I guard my eyes?” Or, “What can I do if all the women are ‘in style’ and I dress like ‘Little House on the Prairie’?” Rav Shalom that you’re doing a lot – you just might save the Jewish people.

When the Jews arrived at the Red Sea, with the Egyptian Army in hot pursuit from behind and the sea in front, there was an argument in the Heavenly Court if the Jews were worthy of being saved or not. One man’s dedication – Nachshon ben Aminadav who jumped into the water – tipped the scales in the Jews’ favor and the sea split. This is what Rebbe Nachman of Breslev calls azut d’kedusha, or “boldness for holiness.”

Rav Shalom says that azut d’kedusha is the only weapon which can defeat the sword of our enemies, conventional or otherwise.

So it’s not our enemies or our allies that determine our fate; they don’t decide. Our determination in strengthening personal holiness – guarding eyes for men and modesty for women – is the force that will determine which way the chips fall. There’s little time left, so let’s get to work. Personal holiness is our undisputable and irrefutable deed to the entire holy Land of Israel. The wicked Bilaam knew that Israel was invincible as long as it preserved its holiness. That’s why he tempted our people with the daughters of Midian; 24,000 Jews who dropped their guard died in the aftermath. Let’s not let that or anything like it happen ever again.

With our strengthened personal holiness, let Tehran worry; here we will sleep like babies, for The Guardian of Israel shall never slumber. G-d bless always.

Flashback: Identifying the Evil at the End of Days


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What Every Jew Should Know

By Joel Gallis and Dr. Robert Wolf, zt”l

In the summer of 2008 I came across this outstanding essay written by two Torah and Gematria experts. What they said veryfied some conclusions that I had already drawn from other sources. I showed it to my family, and we all new that there was a direct and gematric Prophecy for our times which identified the two major culprits in reference to the dangers and sufferings of the Jewish people in the End of Days, our days. Since then one of its authors Dr. Wolf passed on — a terrible loss for the Jewish nation — but his insights are even more relevant than before since what he and his associate Joel Gallis said is being confirmed in front of our very eyes this week. This essay not only proves that HaShem really revealed Torah literally to his servant Moshe rabeinu, but that He cares for us enough as to warn us when His Warning is most needed. Read on,

Ya’akov (Jacob) called for his sons and said, האספו, “gather and assemble yourselves.” That is, “unify and become a single nation with לב אחד, one heart, and I’ll tell you about your descendant’s Redemption at the End of Days.” When you have a לב אחד, (gematria of 45), then you will have a גאולה, a Redemption, (gematria of 45) at the End of Days.” But there was no unity among the brothers. There still were bad feelings and finger pointing among them. They did Tshuvah with respect to their brother Yosef, but with respect to each other, they were separate tribes. And so, Ya’akov could not reveal to them what would befall their descendants at the End of Days. He thought that perhaps one of his sons had sinned.

He then searched the names of each of his 12 sons to see if the letters ח or ט, the main letters of the word for ‘sin’, were present in any of his son’s names. He was relieved when he realized that these letters were absent from their names. He then thought that perhaps their lack of achdut (unity) was worse than he imagined. If so, their merit to learn about the future final Redemption was lost.

Ya’akov then searched their names again to see if the letters ק and ץ from the word קץ (end) were present in any of their names. Once again these letters were absent from all 12 names. Ya’akov then realized the extent of their disunity and began to give them various brachot.

Although he was not allowed to tell about events affecting the Jewish People thousands of years in the future, Ya’akov had already hinted at the identity of the evil that would befall their descendants at the Time of the End. He also hinted that the lack of unity that they possessed would continue until the Final Days. For the gematria of האספו is 152, and that is the same as the phrase עד היום הזה (until this day, 152). For until this very day, there still has not been achdut, or unity, among the Jewish People.

However, there was one brief period of time of a לב אחד, at Mount Sinai when the Jewish People received the Torah. This unity lasted until Moshe’s death, and because of it, Moshe was able to tell the Jewish People before he died what will occur to their descendants at the End of Days. He said that the Jewish People would stray from the path of Torah, and that if they angered HaShem through the work of their hands, במעשה ידיכם, then evil would befall them, וקראת, at the End of Days. The only other time this word וקראת is used in the 5 Books of Moses, is when Hagar was told that she would have a son, and she should call him, וקראת, by the name Yishmael. This word, וקראת, which normally is connected to proclaiming and voicing something, is surprisingly used here to tell us that when evil befalls the Jewish People, it was proclaimed in Heaven and it does not happen by chance.

So just what is the connection between Yishmael and the End of Days? The connection is that the descendants of Yishmael are the evil that will befall the Jewish People at that time of the End. We will anger G-d through the work of our hands, במעשה ידיכם (a gematria of 501), and the evil of ישמעאלים, Yishmael, (also a gematria of 501) will befall us.

So, what could we have possibly done with our hands that would anger HaShem?

With our very own hands, we finance and work to put the wrong people in power over us. This action results in our downfall. By putting into power leaders in Israel who don’t believe in G-d, we help bring about a spiritual collapse. And by electing dangerous leaders in America and other countries, we assist in bringing our physical and moral downfall. We vote for these people, we put them in power, and we raise money for them. This inappropriate work of our hands will bring evil upon us in the form of Yishmael.

For not only is 501 the value of במעשה ידיכם (the work of our hands), and our punishment,  the ישמעאלים, Ishmaelim, but it is also connected to the next President of the United States that we are  helping put in power through Jewish efforts. For 501 is also the gematria of ראש — rosh, head, leader — representing the new head, or leader of America.

So who will be the new ראש of America? Our readers probably will be shocked to  learn that 501 is also the gematria of ברק חוסיין אובאמה, Barack Hussein Obama.

Hashem  watches as countless Jews, especially in Hollywood, California, rush to send their money to Obama’s campaign chest. And so, with our own hands we are in the process of taking  a descendant from Yishmael and placing him as our Rosh in the White House, just 7 years after 9/11. He [Obama] is indeed the evil that will befall us at the End of Days, the evil that  Moses spoke to our ancestors about. But there are those who argue that Obama is youthful and energized in his appearance and his ideas. Why shouldn’t we believe him when he says the magic words that he is a “friend of Israel”?

How do we really know he’s dangerous to us? Not only his is name the same gematria as Yishmaelim (501), evidencing that he is a Muslim —  although he denies it — but it also has a further connection to a wave of impending evil against the Jews and the rest of the world.

At our Passover seders we spill a drop of wine when we mention each of the 10 plagues, and also when we mention the abbreviation of those plagues by saying דצך עדש באחב . Well this abbreviation of the 10 plagues also has a gematria of 501, the same as “Barack Hussein Obama” and the “Yishmaelim”.

Obama and radical Muslims will bring as much havoc, destruction, and confusion to the world as all the 10 plagues together brought to Egypt.

It’s interesting how Rabbi  Yehudah, who made the acrostic or abbreviation of the plagues, took the first Hebrew letter of each plague. However, with respect to the last plague, מכת בכרות , the killing of  the first born, he took the bait (the first letter of the 2nd word of the plague), rather than the mem (the first letter of the first word). Perhaps he knew that in the future, during the End of Days, there would be an Obama. Perhaps his message is a warning to us that has been encoded in the Haggadah for nearly 2,000 years until today.

The foreign minister of Hamas has recently endorsed Obama for president. The Los Angeles Times devoted a lengthy front-page story headlined, “Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama.” Ali Abunimah, a resident of Obama’s district, claims that
Obama said several years ago when running for the Senate, that he was sorry he couldn’t talk more about the Palestinian cause since his primary campaign had constrained what he could say.

Daniel 7 (25) deals with the last king of the 4th beast of exile who will humble 3 other kings. Rav Sa’adia Gaon stated that the 3 kings or leaders who will be humbled, are from Israel, Greece (representing Europe), and Yishmael (representing the Arab nations). This haughty, arrogant king will speak words against G-d and the Jewish People, and he will try to change the Times [Festivals ?] and the Law [Torah ?]. How interesting is it that this very word, “change“, is the key word used by Obama in his campaign?

The coded, End of Days message that Ya’akov gave over to his sons was not deciphered by them. But our generation, the generation alive at the End of Days, can understand the clues and break the code. In Ya’akov’s statement there are 4 words אשר יקרא אתכם באחרית (that will befall you in the End). The word אשר that describes the identity of the evil has a gematria of 501, the same as “Barack Hussein Obama”. And if you look at the word ,באחרית, in the End, the first 3 letters contain the initials of Obama. The letter bait is for ברק Barack, the aleph is for אובאמה Obama, and the chet is for חוסיין Hussein.

May Hashem protect us from this evil and bring Mashiach speedily in our days.

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Urmilus

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Source: Redemption 5768

Slashed US Military Input Shortens Israel’s Notice of Iranian Missile Launch


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Obama’s America Intensifies Its Treason Against Israel

US and Israeli Defense Chiefs Grow Further Apart

US and Israeli defense chiefs grow far apart

Hurricane Isaac was a clear Warning from HaShem to all America. He will not tolerate any more the chenanigans that for far too long America has committed against His Holy, and yes, only Chosen Nation. It is also clearer and clearer what many of us said about Obama since before his nefarious election:  The current president of the United States of America is a not-so-hidden pro-Arab Marxist Muslim — a political Mujahedeen — who has as much hatred against Israel and America as any savage member of Hamas or Hizballah can have. Unfortunately, most Americans as well as most Westerners do not understand, or worse yet refuse to accept, the Islamic concept of Taquiyah — one that is derived from a commandment in the Koran — consistent on the order ot hide, dissimulate and lie to all non-Muslims with the intent of conquering and/or destroying them. Obama and his cronies, spooks and goons created and fed the Ara Spring with the intent of radicalizing the Muslim herds in the Middle East — of course, it is due to that that he flatly ignored the call for help from the true democratic movement that was trying to return Iran to Democracy and Freedom from the barbaric Islamism of the Ayatollahs. Now, when he sees that the dream of all Muslims alive is just about to become reality (the nuclear destruction of all Israel), Obama becomes adamant in severing the already tenous military ties between the country he mis-rules (almost like a modern caesar) and the deadly threatened Jewish nation. This is very terrible news for America, since HaShem will pass a horrifying Judgment against America. Yes, many in Israel will fall; but the consequences of it will be worse yet. This is what HaShem said about this through our Holy Nevi’im:

Jeremiah 51.49
Bavel [the greatest world power] must fall because of the slain of Yisrael just as the slain of kol ha’aretz (all the earth) have fallen because of Bavel.

Make no mistake, our world is just about to fall into the most convulsive time of its spastic history previous to the coming of Moshiach and the Geula (Redemption) he shall bring to Israel and consequentially all the world. But those who refuse to make Tshuvah shall not make it because HaShem will bring this world to a heavy duty cleansing before that happens. HaShem will extract a heavy Payment form those who have for generations persecuted, assassinated, raped and violated in any possible way imaginable his People, Am Yisrael. But before that they — our enemies — will accrue their “wages”. Now, read on:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are silent in the face of the avalanche of bad news coming in from official Washington. The Patriot anti-missile systems scheduled for what was to have been the biggest joint US-Israel anti-missile drill in October will remain packed in tarpaulin because they come without crews; even one – much less two – Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships may not be dispatched to Israeli waters; and the number of US servicemen sent over for the annual exercise is to be cut by more than two-thirds to 1,500. This downgrade of US participation in an annual war exercise with Israel is more than striking. It adds up to the dismemberment by the Obama administration of the entire intricate strategy US and Israel have built over years for the deterrence – and interception if need be – of any Iranian/Hizballah/Syrian missile assault on Israel. The inferences are cruel: The US defense or second-strike elements – which had been slotted into place by the military strategists of the two armies – will not be there. Their absence slashes the time available for Israel’s alarm-and-interception systems to spring into action – the moment the engines of Iranian ballistic missiles heading its way are fired – right down from the originally estimated 14 minutes’ notice. It also means that Barak’s estimate of 500 dead in the worst case of a war with Iran must go by the board. Netanyahu and Barak have clearly been rendered speechless by the high-powered US military, diplomatic and personal onslaught on Israel and its government. Even the smooth-tongued Tzahi Hanegbi, just returned to the Likud fold, found no easy way of whitewashing the debacle. “Defense relations with the US are deeper than ever before,” he said unconvincingly in a radio interview Sunday morning, Sept. 2. Hanegbi is in Netanyahu’s confidence. His words may signify the prime minister’s decision to bow under the onrush of Hurricane Obama. There is of course another way: He could demand a retraction from the White House of the damaging comments by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey denigrating Israel’s military ability to seriously damage Iran’s nuclear program and his statement: “I don’t want to be complicit if they (Israel) choose to do it.”

This was a devastating detraction by America’s top soldier, who a week ago boasted he spoke regularly to Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, not only of Israel’s military deterrent ability but of the morality of its acting to preempt or delay a nuclear Iran. (Collins dictionary: complicit: The fact of being an accomplice especially in a criminal act.”) Yet US commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have chosen to let Dempsey’s words stand. The unavoidable inference is that they are complicit with Dempsey’s sentiments. For a similarly brutal assault, the late prime minister, Mehahem Begin, reproved US Ambassador Samuel Lewis by retorting, “We are not a banana republic!” He sent his cabinet secretary Arieh Naor to recite his words in Hebrew and English to make sure they were fully understood in Washington. By failing to follow his example, Netanyahu and Barak are bowing their heads before the Obama administration, a grave strategic error at the very moment when Israel needs to put its foot down, and one which augurs ill for the efficacy of their handling of the Iranian peril rising up just around the corner.

The Sounds of Geulah (Redemption)


Shabbat Shalom!

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If you’ve been to Israel and you’ve been anywhere near an Arab town or village, you’ll hear the muezzin calling the people to prayer from atop the minaret of the mosque, before each of the prescribed times of prayer. He calls out, “Allah Hu akbar” – “G-d is all-Powerful”.

When Moshiachcomes, all of Israel will resound each morning 72 minutes before

A shofar (Hebrew: שופר‎) is a horn used for Je...

A shofar (Hebrew: שופר‎) is a horn used for Jewish religious purposes

daybreak with the call of Shma Yisrael. Yaniv Madar, an outstanding vocalist, does this better than anyone I’ve ever heard. His Shma Yisrael is preceeded by the blowing of a Moroccan shofar, the type of which will herald the coming of Moshiach. These are surely the sounds of Geula, the full redemption of our people that’s ever so close. And don’t worry about our troubles – the labor pains are fiercest right before the joyous event of the birth. The Geula – redemption – is the rebirth of our people. May it be soon, amen!

Source: Lazer Beams

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Teheran, Washington and Jerusalem – They Don’t Decide


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But If They Don’t, Then Who Does?

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By Rabbi Lazer Brody

Each passing day brings Iran closer to a nuclear warhead.  Only the blind and the naive

Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

would think otherwise.  Despite international sanctions, the Iranian centrifuges are working 24/7 purifying uranium and producing nuclear weapons-grade fuel.

Lately, one after the other, senior American government officials such as the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense have visiting Israel, each carrying the same message:  “Don’t be naughty, you mischievous Israelis!  You may certainly not carry out a preemptive strike against the Iranian nuclear reactors!”

Our leaders answer with their well-known bravado,  “We won’t leave our fate in the hands of others. We’ll do what we need to do when we need to do.”

We certainly agree with the above statement, but our references aren’t the same as theirs.  We don’t leave our fate in the hand of “others” – in other words, other gods.  We leave our fate in the hand of Hashem.

With all the hype in the media, people are frantic.  They hear about Iran day and night.  Syria too is up for grabs, and no one knows in whose hands hundreds of tons of chemical mass-destructive weapons will fall.  Then there’s Hizbulla, Iran’s armed-to-the-gills proxy right on our border too.  Terror is on the rise in lawless Sinai.  What will be?

I asked that question to my beloved teacher, Rabbi Shalom Arush, shlit’a.  Recent events, especially the horror stories of breaches of holiness in the Haredi community, have taken a toll on his health.

Rav Shalom brushed aside the USA, Iran, and all of our other so-called friends and enemies with one backhand gesture.  “They don’t decide our fate,” he said hoarsely.  He had tears in his eyes, his voice was quivering, and he was obviously trying to restrain himself from crying.  It was scary. “This is the Minister of the Smile?” I asked myself.  Rav Shalom was seeing a very dark cloud on the spiritual horizon.

He then quoted the Torah:

And I will bring upon you the sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant
(Leviticus 26:25)

Rav Shalom then became as fierce as a lion:  “When will people begin to realize that the entire purpose of Torah and mitzvoth is to bring a person to a state of holiness, so he or she can be a worthy vessel for the Divine Presence.  But everyone must know: if they eat Kosher BaDatz, keep Shabbat with stringencies and have long beards – yet they think that their libido is a big mitzvah and their hearts are far from holiness – then they have done nothing!  They’ve completely missed the point of Torah observance.”

Not only have they missed the point, but they aid and abet the enemy.  How?

Rav Shalom quoted Torah and mentioned “the sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant“.  HaShem incorporated a hard-fast law of cause-and-effect in the fiber of creation: if the Jewish people shall live their lives in holiness, they shall be encompassed within the glorious “clouds of Divine Presence;” they shall lack nothing and shall enjoy every single blessing in life, both material and spiritual.  Not only that, HaShem Himself shall dwell in their midst, so no evil can befall them.

But, if on the other hand, Heaven forbid, the Jewish people forsake the path of holiness, succumbing to temptations mind and body, they shall suffer the consequences of the breach in brit, the holy covenant.  Any breach in Covenant produces a negative spiritual force known as “vengeance of Covenant”.  The vengeance of Covenant is the force that creates a sword of vengeance, the same way that nuclear fuel is the power source of an atomic weapon.

Are you beginning to understand?

The spiritual roots of the Iranian nuclear weapons, the “sword of vengeance” that threatens us today, are all the breaches of holiness within the Torah-observant community.  Maybe you think that’s not fair.  “What about the seculars?” you want to ask.

HaShem expects much more from the Haredi community than He does from the seculars, who grew up in utter ignorance of Torah and Mitzvoth.

People are afraid to be called names.  One “average” Haredi man says, “If I go around closing my eyes, people will think I’m insane.”

Rav Shalom answers, “If you open your eyes, especially to unfiltered web and to Facebook, you will be insane.”

A Haredi woman says (wearing her long Euro-Kastem $1,600 wig and her long but quite-tight satin dress that accents every curve), “Do you expect me to dress like a yachna (Yiddish for ‘old hag’)? I wouldn’t be caught dead like that!” Hey lady, if you continue dressing the way you do, you are creating the sword which will “catch you dead.”

So maybe you’re asking, “What can I do if the whole world is off its rocker and I guard my eyes?”  Or, “What can I do if all the women are ‘in style’ and I dress like ‘Little House on the Prairie?” Rav Shalom that you’re doing a lot – you just might save the Jewish people.

When the Jews arrived at the Red Sea, with the Egyptian Army in hot pursuit from behind and the sea in front, there was an argument in the Heavenly Court if the Jews were worthy of being saved or not.  One man’s dedication – Nachshon ben Aminadav who jumped into the water – tipped the scales in the Jews’ favor and the sea split.  This is what Rebbe Nachman of Breslev calls azut d’kedusha, or boldness for holiness.

Rav Shalom told me that azut d’kedusha is the only weapon which can defeat the sword of our enemies, conventional or otherwise.

So it’s not our enemies or our allies that determine our fate; they don’t decide! Our determination in strengthening personal holiness – guarding eyes for men and modesty for women – is the force that will determine which way the chips fall.  There’s little time left, so let’s get to work.  G-d bless always.

Source Lazer Beams:

Who Am I – Exploring the Mystical Teachings of Adam (Man) Created in the Image of G-d


A Foundational Lesson on Jewish Mysticism

Sefirot of the Divine
The Sefirot of the Divine and the Creation of the Universes of Reality

Inherent in everyone’s conception of True Divine Reality is the question of “Who am I?” and “How was I, Man, created as the Apex of Creation not just on Planet Earth but the whole universe? How we understand this to be, also affects how, we, as children of G-d comprehend our role and relationship with the Divine, now and in our future.

According to our Sages, to comprehend the Creation of Planet Earth and our Sun’s solar system, we have to comprehend it on the spiritual planes, for until the Creation of Adam on the 6th day of Creation, this world and our solar system was in an embryonic stage of development; not yet physical, and not yet connected with time and space.

According to the writings of the Midrashim, where the mystical teachings (Sod) of the Torah were archived, the world was not yet in its full physical form which we know today as Planet Earth. The Master of the Universe’s Creative Energies brought physical reality into real physical 3rd dimension existence on Planet Earth with stages of Creation; processes of unknown periods of time called “days”. Not until the creation of man in HaGan Eden (The Garden of Eden) on “Day Six” was the Planet Earth fully created. At that time the sun and the moon were given their order to mark the times of the day and the night and the Era of Time came into existence.

Also the soul of Adam, the “Sparks of the Divine” were also present at every stage of the Creation of Earth. Since our human soul came from Adam, we were also the molecules of the Big Bang as well as we were part of the parts of the fruits of the trees in the Garden, and as the Zohar, the mystical traditions penetrating into Divine Reality, we were the sheep of Abraham’s and Jacob’s flocks. If you have ever had the inner sense that you were “there” or a participant in some moment of time in the ancient past, consider that it may have been true.

As Rabbi Abba wrote in his discourse on Genesis 1:27 – “Elokim (G-d) created Adam in His image. Come see! When the Blessed Holy One created Adam, He made him in the image of the upper and the lower dimensions [in such a way that] he is a microcosm of all of them.

In the Zohar Naso, titled the Idra Rabba, we read:

“Above the firmament….like the appearance of sapphire, was the likeness of a Throne; and over the likeness of the Throne, was a likeness that was like the Appearance of a Man, on it from above.” (Ezekiel 1:26). Like the Appearance of Man that contains all forms. Like the Appearance of Man in which all the upper and lower dimensions are concealed. Like the Appearance of Man which contains all the mysteries that were spoken and rectified before the world was created.”

Inherent also within this creative process were the creations of four universes (worlds) by the Ein Sof (Without End, Infinite), the Creative Source of all Life, who was called the “Hidden One”, the “Ehyem” the “Unfathomable Father in Heaven”. Each world or universe was on a different spiritual plane or energy Level of Creation. The Master of the Universe was known as Adam Kadman, the Archetype of Adam and Eve or the “Divine Image of G-d” and from whom their “Image of G-d” was created. Here was the Primordial Source of all life, with the infinite Energy Source from whom the Worlds of Creation called “Universes” came into being.

  1. The First Universe of Creation (White Sefirot of Rabbi Isaac Luria’s Sefirot of the Divine) was called The Atzilut. This was the Realm called the ‘World of the Divine’ where the Eternal One, the Almighty G-d of Israel, blessed be his Name, dwelled. Within this realm, known as the 7th Heaven, is where Adam was able to watch the Supernal Fiery Light of G-d being manifested within and throughout all of the universes. The first letter of the secret Name of G-d called the Tetragrammaton, Yod, was attributed to this universe. Here was the World of the Divine, the Great primordial Fire.
    Here were the three supernal Emanations of Keter (Kether); the 1st of the Ten Sefirots called the “Crown of the King”, the 2nd of the Ten Sefirots called Chokmah “Divine Wisdom” known as Left Hand of G-d, or the “Pillar of Mercy” and then the 3rd of the Ten Sefirots called Binah, or the (“Understanding” of Divine Reality that was known as the “Right Hand of G-d” or the “Pillar of Justice”.
  2. The Second Universe of Creation (White and Purple Sefirot of Rabbi Isaac Luria’s Sefirot of the Divine) was Briyah, the World of Creation. This was the first of the created worlds where the exalted spiritual beings called the Archangels and the Great Primordial Fire, the Supernal Light of G-d dwelled. This universal realm encircling the Da’at, known as the Source of Divine Knowledge just as the Archangels surrounded the Throne of the Holy One of Israel.

Sefirot by Rabbi Isaac Luria
“The Sefirot by Rabbi Isaac Luria” – Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi,
Kabbalah –Tradition of hidden knowledge, Thames and Hudson, 1979

Within this world, the Archangels were created as “Spirit Beings” and did their assigned tasks as “Messengers for the Divine” or representing the Authority of the Divine Reality in performing the tasks of running the universe. The second letter of the Tetragammation, Hey, was attributed to this universe called Briyah.

The Keter or Crown of this “World of the Spirit Beings” is connected directly with the Tiferet, the “Beauty” of the World of the Divine. Here is the world where the 4th divine emanations of the Sefirot called of Chesed (“Loving Kindness”), the 5th emanation of the Sefirot called Gevurah known as Judgment (Strength), plus the Tiferet known as “Beauty” resided in the Divine Archetype of Reality.

Within Briyah, the Creative Energies of G-d became a vortex that flowed or were funneled through the “Tiferet” and then sent throughout for the continuous creations as the universes and galaxies are formed, destroyed and recreated.

Here is where the most exalted archangel known as the “Angel Before the Presence” and called Metatron, who stood in the Presence of the G-d of Israel at the Level of the Tiferet of the World of the Divine. This exalted angelic Being would someday represent Divine Reality in the Messianic “Kingdom to Come” as YHVH’s Moshiach. This will be the Era in which we will once again be restored to the exalted position of Adam and Chavah (Eve) when they were created on the 6th Day of Creation on Planet Earth. Though created below the angelic hosts, they were capable of perceiving through their universal mental powers (the“Keter of their Image of the Divine”), the entire World of the Divine and the functional economy of the civilizations governed by the Ein Sof, the Eternal One of Israel in “Heaven”.

  1. 3. The Third Universe of Creation (Purple and Red Sefirot of Rabbi Isaac Luria’s Sefirot of the Divine) was Yetzirah, called the World of Formation. The 3rd letter of the Secret Name of G-d called the Tetragrammaton, Vav, was attributed to this universe called Yetzirah. In this exalted realm was the “Heavenly Garden of Eden” where Adam and Chavah were created and dwelled on the 6th Day of Creation plus the world of the angels and the Primordial Air.

There in this exalted realm, Adam and Chavah were created as “Light Beings”. The best representation of this higher dimensional state was when Moses came down from Har Sinai, he glowed with the invigoration of being in the Presence of the Radiance of G-d‘s Majesty. As such when he came back into the presence of the Children of Israel, they could not directly behold his presence so he had to shield his body within a tent while he was communicating with them.

So also Adam and Chavah irradiated the Majesty of G-d as the human blood today contaminated by the coagulation or the lower energy level of existence as it flows within the arteries and veins of our bodies, so also Adam and Chavah internally glowed with the High Energies they received by being able to dwell in the Presence of the Almighty G-d. This “Light” that was radiated from within their beings surrounded their bodies as clothed in a garment of light. In several instances in the Tanakh, we read of this same spiritual phenomenon that is called a “garment of white” which we will receive in our new Creation as we will once again be returned to the exalted realms as “Light Beings” in the World to Come.

The Keter or Crown of this “World of Formation” was connected directly with the Tiferet, the “Beauty” located at the center of the World of the Divine. The exalted mental capacities of Adam resided in the Tiferet of the World of the Divine, where Metatron, the “Angel before the Presence” stood and resided before the Throne of the One G-d of Israel.

Here is the World where the Divine Emanations of G-d are roughly represented to the astral planes. Here is where the Creation of a new human soul is spiritually formed, but before they can gain a physical body, it requires lowering them down into our three dimensional world from the universe of formation where all things are spiritually formed and before they gain a physical existence called “physicality”. This suggests that all humans have a higher and more elevated spiritual plane of existence in a human body that is shielded and protected by our physical skin and gives us our outward appearance. Redemption is where we will finally be connected with our real existence, a Spiritual Light Being, presently occluded and shielded by a covering of physical skin.

Here also within the Universe called the World of Formation is located Netzach (“Eternity”, “Perpetuity”, “Victory”, or “Endurance”), the 7th of the Ten Sefirot is located on the “Left Hand of G-d” called the “Pillar of Mercy” below the higher Emanations of Chokhmah (“Wisdom”) and Chesed (“Loving Kindness”).

Then we come to the Divine Emanation called Hod (“Reverberations and HaShem’s Glory”) on the Right Hand of G-d below and then is completed on the Yesod (“Foundation”) where the spiritual realms of G-d, the Archangels, and the Heavenly Hosts of Spirit Beings called angels settle upon the Yesod or the “Foundation” of the World of the Divine. Below this Level is our physical world, who unknown except by those with “eyes that can see” and “ears that can hear” that this is the lowest of Creation not the highest, and not able to perceive or behold the Spiritual Places where G-d and the angelic hosts dwell.

Sefirot by Rabbi Isaac Luria and the Four Universes
The Sefirot by Rabbi Isaac Luria” – Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi,
Kabbalah – Tradition of hidden knowledge, Thames and Hudson, 1979

Why then was the World of Adam and Chavah called the Heavenly Garden of Eden? Adam and Chavah in their collective pure state of existence were created on a higher and more exalted plane of existence. They later devolved to a lower state of existence after Adam and Chavah failed to obey G-d’s Command not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and in a mistake or a lapse of judgment were convinced by one of the most beautiful of G-d’s lower creations, the Flying Serpent that independence from G-d was “good.”

At the time of his Creation, the “Image of G-d” in which Adam was created gave him the sensory system in which he could see and perceive behind the veil which clouds our spiritual sensory system from perceiving the Spiritual Universes today.

There from one end of the universe to another, Adam and Chavah could observe the myriads of angels as they were flying from one part of the Universes to another. Adam observed their defined missions or planetary responsibilities. He observed that they kept the Divine Spiritual Forces or the Divine Energies called “Emanations” flowing down from G-d to the physical world on Planet Earth and to every other inhabited planet in the universe.

Adam’s “Keter” or the Crown of his existence that mirrored the “Image” of his Divine Father in Heaven, resided in the same dimension as the archangels and the angelic hosts of Heaven. Yet, his being was created in the World of Formation and his lower extremities or feet resided on Terra Firma, Planet Earth where the lower forms of creation came into being. We might now begin to understand the exalted Image of Adam and Chavah, who as Rabbi Abba wrote in his discourse on Genesis 1:27 quoted above:

“When the Blessed Holy One created Adam, He made him in the image of the upper and the lower dimensions [in such a way that] he is a microcosm of all of them.

It is important to notice that Adam and Chavah were created in the same created universe as the heavenly hosts of angels, yet they were different. The “Angels” were created as Spirit Beings, but their realms of responsibility were in the higher “Heavens” called the World of the Spirit Beings.

Adam and Chavah were created in the same universe as the heavenly angels, yet they through their immense mental powers were capable of “walking and talking with G-d”, for they were given their own Sefirot, the “Image of G-d”. They were capable to observe the running of the organizational complexity of Heaven, yet they alone of all the creations could effective change and care for animals, birds, and lower creation of species in the Garden of Eden created on Planet Earth. Here we begin to witness the awesome and wonderful Creation of G-d called “Adam” our forefather who in his own being linked all the four Creations of the Universes and the Five Worlds of Reality.

  1. 4. The Fourth Universe of Creation (Red on Red Sefirot of Rabbi Isaac Luria’s Sefirot of the Divine) was Assiyah that was called the World of Action. This universe surrounded the Emanation of the Divine called the “Yesod” known as the “Foundation” of the Sefirot (Image) of G-d and all Divine Reality. The Fourth letter of the Tetragammation, Hey, was attributed to this Fourth Universe of Creation called Assiyah.

This was the “World of Animal Beings”, many of whom still have the ability to communicate with man such as the chimpanzees, cats, dogs, birds, fish and dolphins; even in ours and their degenerate physical state today. This was also the world of Adam’s lower physical body with all the biological and anabolic processes, the cyclical and monitoring systems plus man’s ego, central nervous system, automatic nervous system, and the skeletal, skin and all the sense organs, plus the vitamins, minerals and elements that compose all living creatures.

This was also the physical world upon which we live, where the vibrations of the flowing electrons are very slow, such as the rocks, minerals, coral depositions, plus the microorganisms, germs, and plankton that provide the elemental food substance that give substance to higher organisms and become the elemental particles of life for recreation new life within our bodies and regeneration. These low level vibrations included also the marble granite boulders and the sedimentary deposits that formed the matrix of our earth’s crust and mantle. Here at the bottom or the base of the Sefirot of G-d (“Image”) was the Malkhut called the Kingdom and it leaves us a very sobering thought; at the bottom of all Creations, we as scientists and researchers of the Grand Order of Things have to conceive; we are at the bottom of all the worlds of the Divine, yet we think we are so exalted in our sinful and degradated state.

Wilderness Tabernacle
The Vortex of G-d’s Glory over the Wilderness Tabernacle

Let us now relook at the Sefirot of the One G-d of Israel, for it is there where the primary channels of Divine Energy and Power flows down from King of the Universe or the (Keter) Crown of the Divine Sefirot of G-d. Yes, the Crown is where the Ein Sof, the One G-d of Israel reigns. G-d’s unlimited Energy Emanations flow through Hokhmah (Wisdom) and Binah (Understanding) and from there, like a cascade or an energy vortex, it flows down “through” the Tiferet, called Beauty. Through this vortex of Divine Emanations is the funnel where the Creation of the four Universes flowed through the “Central Pole of Mercy” to the Yesod, the “Foundation of the Divine Sefirot of G-d” and below to sin-contaminated Planet Earth, where the spiritual dimensions of Reality cannot today normally be perceived.

At the bottom of the Sefirot of the World of the Divine is the Malkhut called “Kingdom”. Here is where happens the revelation of the Almighty as He manifests Himself in the created worlds and universes. The Almighty One of Israel is the One G-d of Creation and the Source of the infinite Energy of Creation. The Malkhut, the Kingdom of G-d is at the bottom of the Sefirot, and where G-d plants His Presence on earth and sends His Divine Energy to the lowest of created life. Yet, all are sustained by the same G-d.

Even so, the visual imagery of the Presence of the G-d of Israel was seen in the everyday life of the Henrews who met their G-d at Mount Sinai. The Malkhut was where the Presence of the L-rd of Hosts dwelled in the Shekinah. When the Glory of the L-rd was revealed over the Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary as the Pillar of Fire, our forefathers were assured that their G-d was dwelling within their midst.

The diagram model of the Sefirot is but a two dimensional view, yet let your mind envision it as a vortex of a tornado and you might comprehend the picture of the flow of the vast Power of Energy of the Divine as it enters the point of manifestation in our three-dimensional world. As the vortex of Energy descended and dwelled upon the Ark of the Covenant we could now envision that the Shekinah of G-d and the Ruach HaKodesh were One and the same. It is because of this that we can assuredly say:

“Shemah Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad!”

( “Listen Israel, the L-ord is our G-d, the L-rd is One!” )

The mystical traditions of our nation have given us the deepest understanding of the Mysteries of the Divine. Since all life began at creation, so this is the entry point of comprehending who is the Creator of the Universe. Not only was the G-d of Israel the Creator of the Universe, so also He was the Creator of the Nation of Israel, and the Creator of the Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob the forefathers of the Chosen People.

Source: Destination Yisrael