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The Imminent Geula: Mister "V", before and after

Mister V before After

In case you've forgotten, "Mister V" was our code name for then-presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, who became the 44th President of the USA. In July of 2008, three months before the election, we predicted that he would be elected and why. Looking at events through lenses of emuna, we also predicted that he would get close to Iran, which became true as well.

How did we know? Very simple. As we wrote in the original article from seven years ago:

On July 27th, 2004 Senate candidate Barack Obama spoke to delegates during the Democratic National Convention in Boston.  Some call it "The Speech", a 17 minute star-making turn.  Obama walked on stage an unknown, and walked off as a star. Four months after the convention, Obama won the U.S. Senate seat in a landslide. Hashem aroused my curiosity; I looked at a 120-year Hebrew-English calendar and discovered that July 27th, 2004 was the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, "Tisha B'Av." This is a perpetual day of calamity for the Jewish people when among other disasters, both Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed. So if this was the day that Obama's star took a rise, then it surely wasn't good for the People of Israel...

Why is Obama so dangerous to the Jewish People? As an American who grew up with a Muslim education and orientation and who still holds the strongest affinity for Islam, he combines the power of Edom and Ishmael, who come together at the end of days in attempt to destroy Israel. This too is indicated in his name, for the gematria (numerical value) of writing Barack Hussein Obama in Hebrew, like this - בראק חוסיין אובאמה - is 502. The gematria of "Edom Ishmael", like this - אדום ישמעאל - is also 502. In Hashem's world, there's no such thing as coincidence.

Hashem is talking to us loud and clear. This year, the 239th USA Day of Independence falls on Shabbat, the 17th of Tammuz, also a perpetual day of calamity that marks the start of the historical "Three Weeks" of tragedies between then and Tisha B'Av, when the Jewish People curtail joyous activities such as playing music and holding weddings. This is the beginning of the USA's 240th year. On this very day, we will be reading the Torah's prophecy in Parshat Balak, how Amalek, Israel's arch-enemy, will become the leader of the nations. The Hebrew numerical equivalent of Amalek - עמלק - is exactly 240.

The days of hedging - straddling both sides of the fence - are over. The Jewish People, both in Israel and America, are faced with a clear choice: do you want your fake 4th of July celebrations and giving your continued homage to America, or do you yearn for Hashem's kingdom on earth and the rebuilding of His holy temple? If the Jews were punished for participating in Achashverush's celebration of his monarchy, then you certainly want to steer clear of the Amalekite celebration this Shabbat. And by the way, if you're not yet convinced what we're talking about, ארור המן, or "cursed Haman" is also gematria 502. What's the connection?

Mr. Obama came to power because Hashem put him in power. Like Haman of old, he too has and will continue to betray Israel and the non-assimilated Jewish People, but he's only a stick in Hashem's hands to prod us to teshuva - fast. Only a Haman-Amalek president would make an official celebration of legislation that tramples G-d's will.

As I wrote 3 months ago, Mister V is now fully exposed. Those Jews who have made the mistake of supporting him should sever themselves fast. As you can see in the above juxtaposed images, the veneer has completely warn off.

The world is changing by the minute. Monumental events will occur in coming months, for the time is soon coming when Moshiach will be crowned in Jerusalem. Now is the time to strengthen ourselves in teshuva and in emuna. Don't waste a moment.

Our gratitude to for the gematria information that is included in this post


The Donkey's Chant

Singing Donkey

If we play close attention, we'll find that every occurrence in life is a message from Hashem. We know that Hashem speaks to us by way of our wives; yet, sometimes He even uses an animal, plant or even an inanimate object to convey a message. Read all about in in Listen Up, one of our two feature articles in this week's new issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

The notorious "Three Weeks" begin this coming Sunday. How many times do we have basic laws that we're supposed to follow in Halacha, yet we take upon ourselves all types of stringencies – frumkeiten – and in the end, do more damage to ourselves than good. Such stringencies even led to the destruction of both our Holy Temples. Sounds strange? Read all about in in Get it Right.

Also featured this week:

Rabbi Shalom Arush - Shema: Loving Hashem

Dr. Zev Ballen - Emuna and the Creative Process

Racheli Reckles - Caitlyn and the 50th Gate

Jennifer Woodward - The Linear Life

Tiferet Israel - Mrs. Udder

Alty Horowitz - Turn on the Switch

Bright Beams blessings for a beautiful week!

Rapport is Everything

LB and Shlomi
Our children are good; they rarely do things deliberately to spite us.

People make a lot of demands from their children and then wonder why the kids don't do what they're told.

Then why don't they do what we tell them to?

Usually because we don't do what Hashem tells us to do.

But there's another big reason, that I learned from my beloved teacher Rav Shalom Arush: If you don't live it, you can't give it.

We can't expect our children to do anything that we don't do ourselves. In that respect, the best way to educate our children is to educate ourselves. If we want your children to enjoy being Jewish, then we must enjoy being Jewish. Genuine Judaism puts a smile on your face.

One more important point: the more a child enjoys being with a parent (or grandparent), the more he or she will be willing to learn from the parent (or grandparent); parental rapport is everything. Blessings for a wonderful Shabbat!


The body has an immune system that protects it from disease and dangerous attacking organisms. Knowing that the body is a metaphor for the soul and that the soul has corresponding spiritual apparatus to the body's apparatus, could there be such an entity as a spiritual immune system that guards the health of the soul?

Don't today's shiur and emuna broadcast entitled, "Emunaology," which will provide you with the easiest and most effective method in the world to protect yourself from negative emotions. It will take this evening (Wednesday), G-d willing, at 7:00 PM local time at our Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva, 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street, Jerusalem, in the main sanctuary. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time

As always, the live shiur is open to the public - both men and women are welcome - so if you're anywhere near Jerusalem, come on by! If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it on this coming Sunday's Lazer Beams.