In the aftermath of the Kansas City killings at the local JCC, the National Council of Young Israel are now taking all types of security precautions.
If they'd listen carefully to our spiritual leaders, who don't want to be alarmists, our brothers and sisters outside of Israel be rethinking any plans to continue living outside of Israel.
Over two years ago, I wrote about the legacy of Rabbi Shalom Arush's spiritual guide and teacher, Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz of saintly and blessed memory. Rabbi Yehuda Zev (image, right), according to true Kabbalists who stay far away from the limelight, was one of the 36 hidden tzaddikim of the generation. Before he died, he told Rav Shalom 3 things; the first two have materialized fully already:
1. Uprisings and infighting is still sweeping through the Arab countries, as he said;
2. Bibi has not been able to attack Iran as he said.
I never wanted to reveal the third thing he said, but for the last two years, I've been urging people to make aliya.
I keep debating with myself about whether to reveal #3. With Moshiach so close, it's probably time, for it could save lives. Rav Yehuda Zev said that American Jews would targeted and attacked. He used more emphatic language.
Our people crossed the Red Sea to freedom on the 7th day of Passover. Our brethren in North America and everywhere else should start thinking seriously about crossing the Atlantic and coming home to Eretz Yisrael. Have a wonderful week and a good Yomtov.