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By Tzvi Fishman
3/20/2007, 12:00 AM

"Stock your homes with water, candles, and a two week supply of food," the elder Kabbalist, Rabbi Eliahu Leon Levi, told a gathering at the Kotel this evening. "War is imminent, and this time, the enemy has missiles far more powerful than the rockets of the Hizballah," he said. "Whoever does not take precautions and stock up with food will be neglecting the mitzvah of carefully guarding one’s life."

The Rabbi and students were gathered at the Kotel for a special Rosh Chodesh prayer. "In the month of Nisan, we were redeemed in the past, and in the month of Nisan, we will be redeemed now," he said. "This time, the army of Israel will have the upper hand, and it will bring honor to the Nation of Israel by obliterating our enemies."

Rav Eliyahu Leon Levi

Rabbi Levy said that everyone should recite Tehillim and work on repentance. He criticized the yeshiva world for not sending groups of top students to kibbitzim and non-religious neighborhoods to bring them closer to Torah. "If a fire breaks out amongst the weeds, it spreads to the haystacks as well," he warned, implying that when misfortune falls, both the wicked and righteous are engulfed in the flames. He also lamented over the plague of immodesty in the Holy Land, saying it was the prime cause of the dangerous decree hanging over our heads.