10. Any Palestinian assisting suicide bombers or any who attempts unsuccessfully to perpetrate a suicide bombing will be captured, will be flown in an Israeli helicopter over Ramallah or Gaza City, will be handcuffed, will have an explosives belt attached to his or her waist, and then will be hurled out of the helicopter and detonated in the air above the city, while the helicopter will be playing through loudspeakers Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. That is because it would be poor taste to play Wagner.
11. Capital punishment for terrorists will be immediately implemented and all executed terrorists will be buried in unmarked graves in pigskins. The government will sell lottery tickets to anyone who wishes to purchase them, whereby the winner of the lottery gets to execute one terrorist. Members of the families of those murdered by terrorists will be offered special preferences. The proceeds will be used to balance the government's budget.
12. Israel will endeavor to solve the parking congestion problems in the Hizbollah villages of southern Lebanon.
Interesting that such a controversy should be happening in the sixth year of the Sh’mittah cycle, the one designated for “voices” about Moshiach’s arrival. Like its predecessor, Y2K, the Kabbalist’s letter it is certainly forcing the issue and making Moshiach the topic of the day for many believers.
As for the seventh year, there is already talk of war, again. The world just doesn’t get it. Instead, they blame the Jews and boycott the Israelis, a perfect example of the adage, “You mind is so open your brains fall out.”
Is it that they like the Arabs so much, or detest the Jews more? I suppose it depends upon who you ask, but either way, they just can’t seem to see how Yishmael is not the peace-loving type. Gush Katif was worst than an unmitigated disaster; it was a slap across God’s face, because it is one of the biggest lies ever told and upheld.
The state of affairs in Gaza should have forced people to say, “Well, we got that one all wrong, so let’s quit while we’re only that far behind.” Instead, the proponents of “piece” are forging ahead, like lemmings obliviously plunging off a cliff, one after the other. Are those Palestinians running the Knesset these days, because what Jew in his right mind (or even his left mind) would keep dealing with such people?
Unless of course, it is Heaven’s will that this Sh’mittah year be one of war, just as the Talmud predicted it would be. Rumors have it that the government is preparing for it just in case. Talk on the streets is that the Kabbalists are saying similar things, and strongly suggesting storing up about two weeks worth of water. Could the water-bottlers be behind all of this?
Well, if it turns out that the seventh year is a warring year, which is enough to make one pause to think, given that Iran is pretty much nuclear, and who knows what they have already bought from places like Russia, that would make the eighth year a good candidate to be the year of Moshiach Ben Dovid. Someone has to put all those fires out.
This is interesting, because what I have seen this year I did not see the last time the Sh’mittah year came around. Someone from Montreal knew about it, faxed it to a friend of mine in Eretz Yisroel, who recently passed it on to me. It is from a sefer called, “Meir Einei Chachamim”, based upon the teachings of the Ostrovster Rebi. The following piece was said over in 1925, or the Jewish year 5685, the year of Kiddush HaChamah—the blessing over the sun that has returned to its original position at the time of Creation. He said:
From the time of Creation, there are three times that Kiddush HaChamah falls on Erev Pesach: the year they left Egypt—it is mentioned in the Talmud that Kiddush HaChamah happened on Erev Pesach on a Wednesday—and the second time was in the year of the redemption of Mordechai and Esther, who then fasted on the 14th, 15th, and 16th [of Nissan]. The third time Kiddush HaChamah occurs on Erev Pesach, not much time will pass before the redemption comes, God willing.
If so, then that is good news, VERY good news. For, the third time that the sun finds itself back in its original position on an Erev Pesach, which has to be on a Wednesday, the day on which it was put in its place during the week of Creation, will be in 2009, or 5769—the eighth year of THIS Sh’mittah cycle! What an amazing coincidence.
I don’t know the source of the rebi’s prediction, but I am always amazed at the Hashgochah Pratit of information, how it seems to surface in the world just when it does. Just before 5760, the prediction of the Rokayach and the Chesed L’Avraham, both of which speak of a world-wide flood for that year, the year of Y2K, came to light:
240 years before the seventh millennium, the lower waters will rise up and cover the entire world, and only Israel will remain, which will float on the surface of the water like Noach’s ark. They will approach the Garden of Eden, the place from which the Four Rivers emanate … (Rokayach, Gali Razya; 12th century)
The amount [of undrawn water] necessary for a mikvah [to be kosher] is [a volume equal to the displacement of] 5,760 eggs. The secret regarding this is that, at the end of the year 5760 from Creation, the verse, “I [God] will remove the impure spirit from the land” (Zechariah 13:2) will be fulfilled, as well as the verse, “I will give peace in the land, and you will lie down, and no one will make you tremble; and I will remove the evil beasts from the land” (Vayikra 26:6); that is, the forces of spiritual impurity, as is mentioned in the Zohar. (Avraham Azulai, Chesed L’Avraham, Nahar 59, B’Sod Mikvah, p. 88)
Sounds pretty Messianic, doesn’t it? And, it just happened to coincide with Year 2000, a year of messianic fervor for the gentile world as well, which would have overtaken Eretz Yisroel had not the Arabs obliged with Intifadah, Part 2. Were the predictions only a potential that was left unfulfilled? Were they only meant to stir up Messianic sentiments in the sixth year of a Sh’mittah cycle?
In the meantime, seven years later, the situation has become even more intense. The Palestinians have been given land from which to fight and armed to the teeth. Pressure is on the Israelis to keep going forward, or backwards, depending upon your perspective in the situation, in spite of the fact that our partner for peace is a ghost, or worst yet, a demon, while Iran boasts plans to test its nuclear program real soon on Eretz Yisroel, and no one seems to be saying “boo”, nor will they say “boo-hoo” if they actually carry out their plans.
The good thing about the Cold War was that destruction of the enemy was only feasible if survival remained possible. Mutual deterrent meant that, out of fear of reprisal, considerations of attack had to be weighed out VERY carefully, and usually, for the most part, were aborted. Fear of destruction kept the world intact.
Iran and its religious adherents have cleverly removed that nasty obstacle of world peace, or even just world survival. Worrying about keeping the world alive just interferes with one’s plans to obliterate one’s enemy, no fun at all. How about, instead, embracing self-destruction, make it into some kind of holy experience that brings with it the ultimate pleasures of this world in the next world? Then you can just drop bombs anywhere you want, along with leaflets that say, “Make my day, blow me away!”
I have to say, if I didn’t believe in God and Torah, I would despair. I mean, what hope is there for the world the way it is going right now? For the moment it is quiet, but it is also disquieting. As the Talmud predicted long ago (Sanhedrin 97a):
It was taught in a brisa: Rebi Yehudah says: The generation within which Moshiach will come, the “Bait HaVaad” will be for promiscuous behavior.
Ever see pictures from a Gay Parade? For people who want respect, they certainly go about getting the most disrespectful way possible. Take Hollywood for example. At least they don’t claim to be a political party, just a box office hit.
The Galil will be destroyed and Gablan will be demolished. The people of the border will travel from city to city and find no grace. (Sanhedrin 97a)
Been there. Done that … last summer in the war against Hizbollah in southern Lebanon. Check.
The wisdom of the scribes will be corrupted, God-fearing men will be despised, and the faces of the leaders of the generation will be like the face of a dog.
Ruff! Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Check.
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