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Rabbi Moshe Shternbuch: We Hear the Footsteps of Moshiach

Vlad Putin - Rav Moshe Sternbuch
Last week it was the Gerrer Rebbe. More of our spiritual leaders are talking about Moshiach and Geula, especially with the new month of Nissan - the month of Geula - beginning tomorrow night.

Grand Rabbi Moshe Shternbuch of the Eda Charedit (above image, right), a great grandson of the Gaon of Vilna osb"m,  said this past week that the times of the Moshiach are here. His source is the Vilna Gaon himself.

Rav Shternbuch received a closely guarded secret that came to him from Rabbi Yitzchak Chever zatza"l, who received it from Rabbi Chaim of Volozhyn zatza"l, who received it from the Gaon of Vilna himself, who revealed it shortly before his death: “When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard. And when you hear that the Russians have reached the city of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul), you should put on your Shabbat clothes and don’t take them off, because it means that the Messiah is about to come any minute.”

According to the above, we owe a note of thanks to Russian president Vladimir Putin (above, left) for helping to bring Moshiach a step closer. 

What does all of this mean?

Rabbi Eliezer says that we shouldn't delay doing teshuva (see tractate Shabbat 153a), for one never knows if he or she will get another chance. The three commodities that we all need to stock up on today are teshuva (penitence), emuna (faith), and kedusha (holiness) - once Moshiach comes, everything else will be worthless.

And if there will be a war of Gog and Magog, who will survive? We're about to see big miracles, very soon. We live in historic times, so we must make the right choices. Without emuna, things will be really frightening. But with emuna, they'll be exciting - wait and see.

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Shmuel Schramm

I belive that the world are very close to Mochiach. But as we know, bevore we hear the foodsteps of Mochiach, we hear the voice of Elihajahu. We learn that we will face a big war between gog and magog and we learn that there will be born a leader who rules the whole world and this leader will hate the jews and start to fight against Yisroel. And in the darkest situation for Yisroel our Mochiach will come to protect us. This will be a very very big Miracle. A kind of Miracel that all Gojim are belive in G'D and here NAME will be big in the whole world

leah

Amen.

María Magdalena

Tehuvá, Emuná, Kedushá... es todo lo que necesitamos; solo depende de cada uno nosotros y está al alcance de todos, porque Dios lo da gratuitamente a quien se lo pide.

Gracias al Rabí Eliezer y a quienes permiten que esto llegue a nosotros.

Magdalena Mattar

¿Cómo puedo corregir la traducción?

Esser Agaroth

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Marty

Gog MGog
GeOrGe from GeOrGe
The Gog wars are the wars of GeOrGe...


Daniel's stern faced king stands up...8:23
Abdullah sworn in
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/274302.stm

Mochiach now!

Dovbearbarleib

The Gog ben Gog Shmittah cycle came and went without Geulah because too many of the enablers of the Gush Katif fiasco were observant Jews. They successfully delayed the Geulah one and only one full Shmittah cycle to the Cycle of the half Xtian/ half Muslim (half iron and half clay) 11th horn dude from the Book of Daniel, the Obamanation that makes desolate. Gavriel the Angel then vows at the very end of the Book of Daniel that that last Shmittah cycle will not pass without Mashiach coming at the end of that last seven years. The 7th year or the Sabbatical year begins in 6 months. We are now 18 months until the end of that Shmittah cycle.

Aharon

Rav Brody, considering how many Jews have returned to Eretz Yisrael, would you say that we have started a geula?

LondonMale

There is no certainty that a war of Gog U Magog will happen in the future.
Some Rabbis say that this war was World War Two, others that there was a time for it but it has passed.


Yafa B. Cappon

Yes.

Yehoshua

Rav Brody, Is it possible to use another image of rav Sternbuch? He looks very scary looking there...Maybe http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X-FNmAbcZp0/UJVZmoiYdPI/AAAAAAAAFgQ/fG3uP786uF8/s1600/Sternbuch__Moshe-md.jpg?

Yuri

Just a fact check. The Russians invaded Crimea numerous times throughout history. There is one particular campaign during the Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774) which took place during the lifetime of the Vilna Gaon.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Turkish_War_(1768–1774)

Also Russia has invaded Turkey and has reached Constantinople (although not actually capturing it) as recently as 1878.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Turkish_War_(1877–78)

I highly doubt this statement by the Vilna Gaon is accurate.

Meir

But, the Russians already had Crimea in the early 1900s

yoav

The gra gives many remeziim in sefer tzinuta tikkuni zohar and kol hator , the ramchal gives remezime in maimer hageulah . The grazl lived 1720-1797 ramchal 1707-1747 . They were with rabbi nachman of bresov the greatest students of the arizl we know . the gra speaks of the # 999 in kolhator , as the highest level we can get "with the awakening from below " 1000 the gra says is mbd with the clouds of heaven nissime geolime greater then any after the yesh mayin of the bria itself . In the baba sali zls biogrpahy written by his shamash , the baba sali zl calls the lubavitcher rebbe zl the great eagle in the skies . May we soon see niflaot gedolime with gogumagog the ingathering of the exiles techiate hamaaiteme and the revelation of the secrets of the hebrew alphabet the lower wisdoms of math and science , to cure illnesses that until now are incurable unless there is siata de shamayah . We will understand DNA ,the vowels in connection to astronomy the tukkuni zohar only hints too... chemistry will uderstand how they relate to the letters , the shapes of the letters how they relate to higher forms of tai chi and martial arts moving the energy to remove blockages , this is the secrets of Shem the Chinese . All the secrets of the torah will be revealed with every tikkun ,,,, for those who live after gogumagog .

Alejandro

Esto no tienen ninguna relación con el Mesias,si fuese así, ya tendría que haber llegado cuando los rusos les ganaron la guerra a los turcos entre 1768 a 1774.

Marvin Klapman

Moshiach will come through the advancement of science and reason, not by davening or some war or by some event supposedly predicted by a rabbi centuries ago.

Tani

ard to understand that huge and powerful Russia invading a neighboring area that used to be part of Russia is more significant than small and weak Jews coming from all round the world back to Israel and conquering the land against 5 powerful armies. If Mashiach is coming, Ill be elated, whether its because of Putin or Ben Gurion or whoever else. But I think we need to straighten out our perspective here.

anton

moshiach or russia will come to istanbul...stan of bull... but moshiach is holy spirit...and that cant be seen..know... the time but lets wait 7 months, because 2 months have already gone

noodleki

I believe, fervently, that nothing whatsoever will happen.

ariela ben-eliezer

is this rabbi lazer brody that lives in maale levona?

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