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      Elul 3, 5769, 8/23/2009

      Obama & The Re-Making of America

      by Tamar Yonah

      So many things to write about and so little time.  Well, here's some things I've been saving up for you to watch, some funny, some definitely not.  It's a lot to watch, so I won't bog down this blog post with too much text.

      Batman meets the Joker:

       

       

       

      And here's a youtube video that has gone viral, a dog who won't take any treats from Obama.

       
      And this piece was done by one of our listeners David E. about Obama's seemingly lack of respect for state sovereignty.
       
       

      And look at this news item below...

      Obama Blesses Muslim World on Ramadan

      (IsraelNN.com) US President Barak Obama blessed the Muslim world on Saturday to mark the beginning of the Muslim Ramadan festival.

      In the special address he reiterrated his support for a "Palestinian state" and said it would allow Israel and Arabs to live in "peace and security". Obama also said that the Ramadan rituals "remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."

      Well, so much for 'advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings'.  This video below came into my inbox tonight, poor girl!
       


      Av 28, 5769, 8/18/2009

      Jew In The City: The Intimate Life of a Jewish Woman

      by Tamar Yonah


      How do religious Jews date? Why do married Jewish women cover their hair? Why can't a married couple touch each other during certain times of the month?

      Ever wonder what it's like to live the life of a religious Jewish woman?  I interviewed Allison Jospehs today from 'Jew In The City' , a website that answers questions about Jewish lifestyles and explains why Jews do the things they do in religious observance.  

      From her website: Some have called her an Orthodox Carrie Bradshaw. Others say that she's the next Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis. Allison Josephs (a.k.a. Jew in the City) doesn't focus much on comparisons, she simply wants to re-brand Orthodox Jews and Judaism. Both have gotten a very negative reputation over the years due to isolated scandals that have made the headlines as well as movies, books, and TV shows that have repeated and reinforced misconceptions and stereotypes about religious Jewish people and their lifestyles. (The hole in the sheet, anyone?)

      Allison's website, Jew In The City lets her answer your questions about intimacy, modesty, holiness, and the inner goings-on of a Jewish woman.  Allison has also written, directed, and produced several videos for Aish.com and is a regular blogger on ModestlyYours.net. Her articles and blogs have appeared in The Washington Times, World Jewish Digest, Aish.com, and The Jewish Star.  She is also the Torah study partner for  Mayim Bialik, the actress who is famous for her 5 year run show called, 'Blossom". Bialik is finding her path towards observant Judaism as documented in this interview.  Here's one of Allison's videos below with a guest appearance from Bialik. It's cute and it's educational and you can watch more from Allison's site.

      Listen to my interview with her this morning.  And since we are on the topic of educational videos, I have been saving this one for some time now, and though it's a little long, I absolutely LOVED it.  If you are a parent, stick with this one, it's worth it.

       

       







      Av 26, 5769, 8/16/2009

      Your Grave Awaits

      by Tamar Yonah

      It's Saturday night here.  I just got back from a funeral.  Walking to the grave to bury my friend's mother, we passed many graves that were prepared and waiting for future use.  Looking at all these not yet occupied graves, I thought to myself, "Here is where it all ends. 

      (This is a photo of a grave off the internet. I of course did not take any pictures myself.)

      This is what waits for us all. All we take with us is the mitzvoth and good deeds that we do in this world while we still have the gift of life.

      I am looking at the talk backs below in my previous blog post and all the misunderstandings between people, sarcasm, fear, etc. that one finds there.  Folks, let's concentrate on doing good, spreading goodness, being kind and loving, and give the benefit of the doubt to each other before clawing at each other's throats.  How much time do we have on this earth anyway?  Life is a gift.  The TIME we have on this earth is everything and I know I need to use it more wisely.

      So do you hate me?  Are you angry with me because I believe that the safest place in the world for Jews will be in Israel?  Are you angry because I truly worry about people's safety and don't want a repeat of all the past tragic history our people have suffered in different host countries of the world where they also thought "It won't happen here"? 

      You know, we were really prospering in Egypt when Yoseph (Joseph) was the Prime Minister and served the Pharoah.  Joseph saved Egypt from starvation, and we came to live in Goshen and sank our heels in and started living great. Things were really good! Yet even with our glorious contributions to Egypt with a former Jewish PM saving the country from ruin, things turned sour. It ended up that the Jews were put into harsh slavery, saw the horrible murder of our Jewish male babies and were cast into a future of a living hell. No one thought it would happen. But the good life all went south, as slowly, we were lulled into slavery without even realizing it, and then it was too late.  Pharaoh also closed the gates of Egypt on us and wouldn't let the Jews leave. Lesson learned? Apparently not.

      Move up in history: We were doing great in Persia, the Jewish echelon were invited to the King's palace for a banquet and even kosher food was served. What an honor! We even had a Jew in the White House (sic) - Esther was married to the King! I mean, what could go wrong???  And then one day it all flipped around.  Anti-Semitism was on the slow cooker, and then the temperature was turned up and the next thing you know, notices were given to kill all the Jews, from babies to the elderly.  Boom, just like that. The Jews were scratching their heads wondering how this could happen!

      Then there was  the golden age in Spain, Jews were prosperous, well to do, had Jewish schools and synagogues all over, and some even worked for the King and Queen as their advisors and/or  government officials. The Spanish / Iberian Jewish community remained the most important in the world especially with the decline of the Academies of Babylonia.  

      Let's not forget Germany.  Germany was the most cultured and hip country in all of Europe.  Berlin was the city that swung.  Poets, philosophers, artists, homosexuals, and cabaret people sat at cafes smoking their cigarettes and philosophized about the world.  Life was good for Jews, especially those who assimilated and were just as German as the Germans.  In fact, they called Berlin the 'New Jerusalem'.  So how could anyone imagine that the most liberal, hip, sophisticated and cultured country in Europe, end up gassing Jews and burning them in ovens?  If you would tell the Jews of that time that this would happen, they'd call the men with white coats t come and take you away.

      And now many Jews persuade themselves that nothing will happen to their good life in America, and that America is 'different'.

      I watch trends.  I watch the headlines and the news, and I read the Tanach and what it says will happen if we follow, or don't follow the Torah.  I am also the daughter of a holocaust survivor, so I listen and am sensitive to the signs that I see.  I remember my father telling me that when he was a boy, that Jabotinsky, who came to warn the Jews that Europe was on fire and that they should leave and make aliyah, was banned from synagogues for being an alarmist. No one wanted to listen, because no one wanted to leave their comfort zones. It's hard, I realize it, but folks, the world is now on fire again.  it's not a blaze ...yet.  But once it does become a blaze, it will be too late.  Too late.  Too late.

      So?  So I warn people about what is happening and what may happen to Jews if they stay stuck in the Exile.  Does that make me evil?  A nut case?  An alarmist?  Or does it make me someone who really cares and is trying to shake you awake from the deep slumber and denial most Jews have today regarding their future in the Diaspora? So I ask them, beg them, to come home to Israel.  If this is my crime, then so be it.  We are all sooner or later going to end up in the grave.  What will you take with you from the deeds you did in this world?  Will you go to shamayim (Heaven) saying you rejected the Land of our inheritance, the Land of Israel, our home, because you were too busy on the treadmill of life, running, running, running to work, classes, appointments, stores, and then to sleep, and then back to it again the next day?  What are you grooming your children for?  So they can grow up and go to a university and get an education so they can in turn make a lot of money and buy into the materialistic world and get up on their own treadmill and run like a rat, and then prepare THEIR children, your grandchildren, for the same? Do you really LIVE, or just EXIST?  Why is one's bank account more important than their future and their future generations?  Have we so succumbed to the materialist culture of the West that we have forgotten the true meaning of life? 

      What is important, I mean REALLY important to you, that you would be willing to change your life for?  Or is leaving your comfortable life's routine and changing your life too hard for you?  Will you choose to stay behind in Egypt and die there, or follow that old 'crazy', alarmist and revolutionary, Moses, and march into the wilderness for the Promised Land? What would you have done if you lived at that time?  I think if it was me, I would have thought, "I don't know what awaits me in the wilderness, and I am scared of leaving everything I know in Egypt, but I know one thing, and that is, that whatever happens if I go, good or bad, easy or hard, I want to entwine my destiny with the Jewish people.  I want to follow what G-d says is best for me.  I am going to march forward, though I am scared, though I know not what awaits me, because I am a Jew, and that's the life I shall chose to live, - with my People!"

      I will say it again, we are all sooner or later going to end up in the grave.  What will you take with you from the deeds that you did in this world?  Will you be happy with the life you chose to live, or will you kick yourself that you didn't break out and do what you truly knew what was right and good?  Your grave awaits.







      Av 22, 5769, 8/12/2009

      It's Happening Again

      by Tamar Yonah

      Shocking video, yup, those who said it couldn't happen again, well, it's happening again.

      I received this in an email today even though this took place some months ago already.

      "In a Paris supermarket . CARREFOUR  50 Moslems are entering the supermarket, taking off the shelves all the produce, cosmetics and clothing imported from Israel, destroy these and calling for a  moratorium on all Israeli products.

      The French police does not interfere, the supermarket managers are afraid to approach and the customers are in shock, but do nothing. This criminal, hate-spewing group is a grim reminder of how the destruction of 6 million Jews started in Europe 68 years ago.

      As we sit idly by, are we to witness a re-enactment of the HOLOCAUST?

      Watch this unfolding and please pass it on."



      Watching this video, I was actually quite impressed about how many products we sell to France and other European countries.  Tomatoes and flowers I knew about, but shampoos diaper wipes, etc. etc. ??  WOW, we are such an amzing little country of only about 7million people.  There are several cities across the world with more people living in them!

      But what I also gleaned from watching this video was the eerie similairy of the Nazis writing 'JUDE' (JEW) on store windows of Jewish owned stores so 'pure' Germans wouldn't shop there. 

      The French video above sure looks like the beginning of pre-holocaust Germany.

      Here are some of the comments left at youtube under the video:

      "...A while back I saw another video where such an action group ran out of the supermarket with all the products and smashed them all on the floor..police arrived and arrested them."

      "if you're serious about the boycott you must include the following which was invented and manufactured in Israel, panthium chip of your computers, wireless chips that makes it possible to use cellphones, that are few chips that were made in Israel inside your cell phone. boycott those! water purification, let's get serious and do it RIGHT. Stop using computers &cell phone, so Israel will get the message WE WILL NOT USE THEIR PRODUCTS! Let's go all the way! Let's not be hypocrites about it!!"

      "I feel sorry for these people with plenty of hate in their heart and no love in their soul... if they really love the palestinians as they claim they do - let them fight Hamas that is turturing it's own people and who has caused Gaza disaster...As you know Israel left Gaza in 2006 and what did they got - pure terror..."

      And my favorite comment there was something akin to: "I'd boyoctt Palestinian products, the only thing is, there aren't any!"

      Watch this video below:

      So where now is the future of the Jewish People?  It is not in Brooklyn, Boca Raton, Golders Green, or Melbourne.  It is definitely not in Paris or Los Angeles.  The future of the Jewish people is HERE, in ISRAEL.  This is where our past is, this is where JEWISH Kings ruled and are burried, this is where our history is, and THIS is the land that G-d gave to us as our HOME.  There is no future for the Jews in the Exile any longer.  Soon, the economy will get much worse, not better.  G-d wants us to come home, and he wants Mankind to turn to Him, not Materialism.  And if the Jews don't come home on their own, now, while they still have a chance to come with dignity adn whatever blessings they have at this time -not in 5 years time or 'when the economy gets better', then they will either be vomited out, or suffer whatever accounting their host country will suffer (G-d forbid) and I am not happy to see people suffer.

      My brothers and sisters, you are so precious!  You have precious little darling children.  Don't be a slave to your job and your financial portfolio.  Come home and LIVE in Israel.  What other signs do you need to read the meter of anti-semitism and to know it is time to leave Exile and come home?  Are the news headlines not enough?  Are the arrests of and anger at high profile Jews not enough?  Is the financial collapse not enough?  What other sign do you need? 

      Maybe you are waiting for a telegram from HaShem (G-d) saying,

      "It's time to come home. --stop-- Go to www.NbN.org.il --stop-- Get a real estate agent to sell your house, then go to Israel and receive your check for whatever you get, in the mail. --stop--  This is your last warning before events may turn and make it almost impossible to get your kinderlach (children) and yourselves out before it is too late, and you join the fate of the nations, or worse."

       

      Folks, open your eyes.  The Exile has come to an end.  The future of the Jewish People is in Israel.  We are waiting for you.  Maybe these haters in your friendly host country haven't reached your front door ...yet.  But why wait?  It's happening again!







      Av 19, 5769, 8/9/2009

      What Does It Mean To You To Repent?

      by Tamar Yonah

      I received this email in my inbox a few days ago, and decided to post it after reading it at my Shabbat table when afterward one of my Shabbat guests asked me 'Tamar, what does it mean to you when they say to repent?" The guest was referring to the article below that I am posting here. 
      I have stated before that I am not so convinced by FC (Facilitated Communication) but what Binyamin Golden is saying here is beneficial in it's own way anyway.
      In answer to the title of this blog, I think everyone knows what they need to do Tshuva (repent) for.  Maybe you all want to leave your ideas below in the talk-back section.  As for me, I think I may be a hopeless case [sigh].



      ON THE THRESHOLD OF REDEMPTION
      A Message From Binyamin Golden, An Autistic Man 5769
      [Translated from the original Hebrew message. www.TorahNews.org ]

      We said that we would give a message only when a real change takes place in the world, and this has now happened.

      Before Elul we said that from Elul onwards, the world would change completely and indeed, since Elul the economy of the whole world began falling. Afterwards, Barack Hussein Obama was elected president. Between Elul and Adar, the world has changed immensely and from Adar until now the world has changed even more.

      In most areas, everything is going down. Countries are getting ready for a huge war. More and more countries now have operational nuclear weapons, anti-Semitism is severe around the world and more and more people are being left without even minimal employment.

      Let us remember the way the world was three years ago and how it is today.  So many countries are arming themselves with the most treacherous weapons and no one can stop them. Only one thing is clear: everyone is against Israel and the Jews.

      AN EVIL MESSENGER

      Barack Hussein Obama is a messenger sent from Heaven, and Hashem is causing him to do strange and illogical things that are almost foolish. However with much help from Heaven he achieved his role as the president of the United States and Hashem has put in him the will to rule the world. He is an evil messenger who will cause the destruction of most of the world .

      Obama wants to be a dictator over the United States and he is succeeding greatly. He is in control of at least thirty percent of the businesses in America. It is very interesting that he manages to do things that no other president would have dared to try. He can't even prove that he is American, and this is amazing. He has signed hundreds of laws since he came to the White House. No other president had ever managed to pass so many laws in such a short time and some of them are very, very strange as well as anti-democratic and anti-American [These things show that this is not a natural phenomenon rather this is all arranged from Heaven as stated above].

      Barack Hussain Obama is a combination of Edom, Yishmael and Amalek and he reached the presidency by open miracles. He supports all sorts of things that are forbidden not only to Jews but even to B’nei Noach.

      HATRED FOR JEWS

      He wants to rule America more like a king than a president and that is not part of the ‘American Dream’ [as it is undemocratic]. He came into the world as if he were the secular “Messiah”, the goyish “Messiah” who does not believe in anything even close to Hakadosh Baruch Hu [G-d]- and he believes he can save the world. It's unbelievable and supernatural that such a wicked and unintelligent man could advance as far as he did. It's a miracle [All of which shows that he was sent from Above -  since he did not arrive by normal processes - and this is reminicent of the unnatural way that Hitler, yimach shmo, came to power].

      Lately he has revealed even more of his compulsive hatred for the state of Israel, that is based upon his hatred for Jews. It is now becoming more and more obvious that he wants to destroy Israel, tear it apart, and he doesn’t care if the Arabs eliminate the Jews, chas vesholom. It doesn’t interest him one bit.

      He believes that the State of Israel is the main problem of the Middle East. About this, he’s not far from the truth. It is clear that the Zionists brought all the troubles upon the Jews here in Eretz Yisrael and all the wars. If they would have done the will of Hashem, we would not be having all these troubles and the Geula [Redemption] would have already come, particularly after such a painful Holocaust [Which atoned for so many of our sins].

      Nevertheless, we are still Jews, even though we don’t believe in the crooked ways of the Zionists, we still live in Eretz Yisrael and we really don’t want to have the Arabs ruling over us, which would be a life – threatening prospect.

      DANGERS AROUND THE WORLD

      Obama is clearly stating that the State of Israel has to give up [sovereignty over] Jerusalem, return to the borders of 1948 and allow all Arab “refugees” to return to Eretz Yisrael. We must pray to Hashem to help us do complete teshuva so Hashem will nevertheless have mercy on us, even with all our sins, and bring Moshiach Tzidkenu with rachamim [mercy] [“If Israel would do teshuva they would immediately be redeemed” Sanhedrin 92].

      We have been speaking about this and explaining the terrible dangers that we are facing to Jews all over the world. Yet not only are Jews not accepting our words, most Jews are not even prepared to accept what is written in the Prophecies of the Torah. Open your eyes and see for yourselves that the end is near, the difficult end [everything that is mentioned regarding Geula Be’itah].

      It’s not just that Eretz Yisrael is in danger; every Jew in the world is in danger. Anti-semitism is very great. All the Jews in the world are in danger. Do not think that if a Jew lives in the US then he’s safe. Wait until your president gets really angry at the Israelis; see where you’ll be standing then and what he will do to you.

      How many Jews are there in the world? The numbers are microscopic compared to the gentiles. What will become of you, Jews of the world? What does the future hold for you in your countries?

      MATERIALISM IS DESTRUCTIVE

      Open your eyes, Jews! We are so few compared to all those that are against us,  the only thing that can save us is Hakadosh Baruch Hu. He sent us the Prophecies to give us guidance for this period in time, what to do and how to do His will in order that we should be saved.

      Jews living abroad, if possible,  it is better for you to be here in Eretz Yisrael. If there is simply no way for you to come, then do what all the Jews, including those in Israel, should be doing and that is doing real teshuva. This is a message for the secular, the religious and the Charedi: do teshuva the way we explained in the previous messages [especially messages 27 and 37 [The messages can also be received by fax. Call: [972] [0]77-4502234].

      From WWII until today the world has never known such an abundance of gashmius [materialism] as there was up until September 2008. We grew accustomed to having all that gashmius and we truly felt that we could not live without all those things.

      The abundance of gashmius was so great that it totally distorted our way of life. When a person lives such a distorted life style, it completely distorts his outlook on the world. Even a Jew who believes in Hakadosh Baruch Hu, davens [prays] three times a day and learns Torah, if he remains connected to this world of sheker [falsehood, the Golden Calf] with all his heart and tries to live in both worlds [the world of gashmius and as well as the world of spirituality], he will vanish from existence, lo aleinu. Because one cannot live in both worlds at once – the world of emes and the world of sheker [See Chovas Halevavos, Shaar Haprishus, chapt. 2].

      Now is the time to choose. Now, is the epoch before the end. And you should know that this is indeed the final period before the end. This is the time for you to make your choice. Whoever does not choose to have full bitachon [faith] in Hashem - which means doing His will completely without any sheker whatsoever – can have no place in the world of Moshiach.

      TIME TO RETURN

      Therefore the first thing we need to do is truly return to Hashem. We must get rid of all the ideas and all the desires that have no connection to Yiddishkeit [Judaism], and go back to doing nothing except the will of Hashem. And not to distort the will of Hashem to suit our desires; rather we must do what is really the will of Hashem.

      However, we are presently so far from the real emes [Truth], including many of our leaders, that I fear very much that we will not be able to reach the Truth. Once a person’s way of thinking is so seriously distorted and his desires are so distorted, such a person will generally not be able to reach the Truth.

      I am very worried that we will end like we did in Miztrayim, where only a fifth of the Jews were redeemed. And I fear that with the present situation of the Jews, it may even be far less, chas veshalom [“Vechamushim alu” – one out of five, some say one out of fifty and some say one out of five hundred - Yalkut Shimoni and Mechilta, Shemos 12].

      [A similar thing has already occurred in the past: “And I will leave among Israel seven thousand, all the knees that did not kneel before the idols etc.” and see also in Chessed LeAvraham 3:20 who wrote that this is how many Jews will be left in Israel when Am Yisrael is redeemed by Moshiach].

      TIME IS RUNNING OUT

      Because most of the Jews are still living in a fantasy world [Egel Hazahav, the “American Dream”]. And even though everything is collapsing, they still have the desire and the hope that maybe still the situation will go back to the way it was previously. If I would ask most of the Jews: “Would you prefer to go through some hard times in order to get to the good times – of Moshiach Tzidkenu and Beis Hamikdash – or rather return to the world the way it was three or four years ago?” I’m afraid that the majority would say that they would prefer to just go back to the past.

      I therefore want to make something very clear: this is the end. In the very near future the world will come into the most terrible times, most frightening. Two thirds of the world will be destroyed , may Hashem protect us, and vicious wars will take place. Only those that are truly close to Hakadosh Baruch Hu will remain [“...and it will be that all who ‘call in the name of Hashem’ will remain” [Yoel 3], as Metzudas explains there: “Only the select few amongst them who call out to Hashem and cry out to Him and put all their trust in Him”].

      What more can be said? Read everything we have written until now and better still, read the Prophecies written in the Torah, and you will know what to do and how to do it in order to save yourselves. The world of Moshiach will be a world of emes [Truth] and only people of emes can exist in a world of emes.  

      ----  QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ----

      Q. I have heard from several intelligence sources that Iran has over a hundred atomic bombs which they sent with suicide bombers who smuggled them through the breached area of the border between Mexico and the USA and that they are now hidden in many different states, awaiting the order to detonate them. Is this true?

      A. One thing is certain: America is in for a really big bang and this is no joke. America is going to suffer terribly in the very near future. Hussein Barack Obama wants to rule the world. The problem is that he’s not so smart. He’s a big rasha [evil man]. The world is again going to change immensely and eventually, all the prophecies that are supposed to materialize will do so, down to the very last detail.

      Our concern is whether not we will survive; our concern should be whether we will be capable of living in a world of emes. We must do teshuva – that is our whole concern now, not shelters nor gas masks or anything else, just that…

      Q. I want to know what we have to do to be saved by Hashem. I pray for Am Israel all the time because I’m afraid about the financial and spiritual world but it's written: "without food there is no Torah", so we need them both to do what Hashem wants. [S. from France]

      A. You are right, but, first of all, you must come very close to Hashem and trust Him. We are approaching the point, similar to the Jews in the desert: being without a source of sustenance. We are in the stages of disconnecting ourselves from the olam-hazeh [the material world], financially, materialistically and in every way.

      If we learn to trust Hashem wholeheartedly and know that He will provide for us even though we are not succeeding in our own efforts, then we will be saved [“Blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem etc.” [Jeremiah 17].

      However, those who believe in their own abilities, in “kochi ve’otzem yadi” [MY strength, MY powers…] will not be saved [“Cursed is the man who puts his faith in man etc” [ibid]. And whoever is still living in France, woe to them.

      Q. I live in Montreal with my family. Should we follow the same instructions that you gave to American Jews [Rachel, Montreal]?

      A. Every place in the world, the Jews will be a target for Anti-Semitic actions. They already are in many places. According to the Torah prophecies Eretz Yisrael will not be destroyed [“For the day of Hashem is near upon all the nations… and in Mount Zion will be the refuge” , but Edom will certainly be destroyed , and you are living in a part of Edom.

      Q. Will it be safer to be in Canada than in America at the time of Mashiach? [Moshe, Canada]
      A. It will be safer to be with Hakadosh Baruch Hu.

      Q. How can a person know if he will be saved from Gog Umagog? [Moshe, Brooklyn]

      A. No one can know ahead of time. Just be close to Hakadosh Baruch Hu and stay far away from the Egel Hazahav and the lies of this world.

      Q. What happens to a person who is very confused in life? Will he go to Gehinnom or Gan Eden? [Menachem, Brooklyn]

      A. Confusion [bilbul] is against the Torah.

      Q. It has been already two months since you wrote that the Jews in America are in grave danger and Baruch Hashem, we did not see anything happen. Now I am going through what you wrote and I see that you wrote something similar to the Jews of Russia a very long time ago and Baruch Hashem, you were wrong there too. So what is this, Fake Predictions Inc. or just deception?

      A. As the saying says: He who laughs last laughs best. But I won’t be laughing, I will be crying for every single Jew. We are not prophets, however Jeremiah the prophet warned Am Yisrael for eighty years that a disaster would befall them if they do not repent and they only laughed at him [“And I spoke to you and a word you did not hearken” [Jeremiah 25]. In the end, the First Temple was destroyed and the Jews were exiled.

      Noah built the ark for one hundred and twenty years, and the whole time he warned the people that they should do teshuva and that if they didn’t, a flood would come and they would all be killed. They laughed at him and in the end, it happened.

      We have been giving messages for seventeen years now, and what we are saying now will not take eighty years or a hundred and twenty, it will happen soon.