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Geula: Gunfire or Gardenias?

Gunfire or Gardenias

The Prophet Isaiah refers to the full redemption of our people and says in the Name of the L-rd, "In its time, I shall hasten it" (Isaiah 60:22), b'ita achishena. Rashi explains that if the people of Israel are worthy, then the Geula will be hastened (achishena). And if not, G-d forbid, the Geula will come on time (b'ita).

"On time" is liable to be a rough scenario, when the people of Israel haven't woken up from their spiritual slumber, forcing Hashem to bring the redemption with a harsh and heavy hand. Hashem in His infinite mercy is showing us what that scenario is liable to be, by way of the Iranian nukes, ISIS, and unprecedented anti-Israel State Department and a hostile White House. It's like a loving father shaking his belt in warning to his mischievous child, but the last thing the farther wants to do is to use it...

My beloved rabbi and teacher Rav Shalom Arush told me last night when he came to Ashdod that as much as he hates doomsday prophecies, there is a severely stern judgment hovering above our people around the world. But he also told me that this particular time of the Three Weeks is ever so conducive to teshuva from love and bringing the Geula, the full redemption of our people. If each of us does what he or she can to strengthen and spread emuna - starting with ourselves and our families, then friends and the broader community - we can easily overturn the gzera kashe - the severe decree. That's exactly what Hashem wants us to do. Then, insh'Alla (G-d willing in Arabic) Iran and ISIS will consume one another. ISIS and Hamas will be so much at eat other's throats that won't have time to fire missiles at the south of Israel. Hamas and the PA will battle it out in Judea and Samaria; when the smoke clears from all this ruckus, we shall see, G-d willing, the Geula come with singing and dancing instead of strife. Hizbulla and Iran could end up hating each other too - wait and see... 

A compassionately hastened redemption depends on masses of people turning to Hashem in emuna and personal prayer. This is the alternative to a Geula "on time" that defies the scariest adjectives in our lexicon. That's why we spend so much time and effort running around the world trying to spread emuna as fast as possible. Once the missiles start flying, everything else will be meaningless. Let's avoid that.

In the old days, Rav Shalom and I alone would go to army bases and prisons spreading emuna as much as we could. Now, we're sending our kollel men in the afternoon to every prison in Israel to give lessons and provide inmates with emuna books and CDs, all at our expense. There is no better rehab than emuna. Spreading emuna is the "surefire" way to bring the Geula with gardenias instead of with gunfire, with tulips instead of with terror.

Beloved brothers and sisters, you will be asked in the Heavenly Court what you did to spread emuna in your area. What will you answer? You'll have a wonderful answer to say that you partnered with the Minister of Emuna Rabbi Shalom Arush and helped spread emuna all over the globe if you Donate to Emuna Outreach!

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Rsgeiger

Sometimes people can surprise you by the extent of their goodness and devotion to teshuva and acts of faith and kindness. More personal prayers are offered than most people think

Puah yiska

Iy"h we will order and distribute. The last order we distributed was well received! Good Shabbos everyone

Bg G

Well Rabbi, I am not Jewish so I don't profess to have any idea about what may come of the doomsday prophecies and talk, but I believe that we (meaning all people) should do the right thing no matter what the reason, no matter what the outcome. And in this case it would be to pray for the people of Japan, donate whatever one can and volunteer if needed. Are we not all G D's creation and children? Do we not all come from the same source, the same perfect LIGHT? Maybe, just maybe, as our planet gets smaller and smaller thru social networking and technology, G D is providing us the opportunity to join together like never before, not as Jews, Christians, American, Japanese etc, but as human beings. I believe he asks the same of all of us. To live and act with Love, Mercy and Justice for all. Ben

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BS"D

This is where its heading...no surprise those following were just waiting for: this is the end game!!

H" is letting us know so we can do everything we can to get Am Yisrael ready....stronger spiritually aware and to awaken Am Yisrael in these next few weeks the better...critical time. Amaleka getting ready...

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/07/obama-warns-putin-israel-is-next-after-historic-iran-nuke-agreement-2-3188450.html

A stunning report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) states that President Barack Obama’s “unexpected” telephone call to President Putin yesterday not only thanked the Federation’s leader for the nations help in reaching a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) agreement with Iran, but further warned that America’s leader was now preparing to unleash the power and might of NATO against Israel within 3 months.

According to this report, on 14 July, the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed an historic NPT agreement severely limiting Iran’s ability to manufacture or acquire nuclear weapons in exchange for global sanctions relief.

Welcomed by both the United Nations and world leaders, this report continues, the US Congress has yet to approve this NPT agreement, but must do so within 60 days…and which if it refuses to endorse would catastrophically damage the United States global reputation and standing.

When queried by President Putin as to if the US Congress would, indeed, endorse this NPT agreement with Iran, this report says, President Obama stated his “absolute assurance” that they would…and then “cryptically” added that “Israel is next” to be brought to heel before the world community for its “nuclear crimes” too.

Within hours of President Obama stating to President Putin his intentions to make Israel adhere to the NPT, this report says, NATO announced that its Commonwealth Trident Juncture-2015 exercise, that was scheduled to take place from 28 September to 06 November in multiple locations across the Alliance including Italy, Portugal and Spain with over 25,000 troops expected to participate, had, instead, been massively altered to now become one that Alliance’s largest military drills in history…and which will be deployed against Israel across the Mediterranean.

Over 36,000 NATO personnel from more than 30 countries will be participating in this massive war exercise, including non-NATO nations such as Sweden and Austria, this report explains, and is now scheduled to run from 3 October to 6 November…the exact time period immediately following the US Congress’ expected approval of the Iran NPT agreement.

Even more astounding about this massive war exercise, this report notes, was the Commander of the NATO military command in Brunssum, Netherlands General Hans-Lothar Domrose, who is organizing the exercise stating: “We invite international observers. [We have] no secrets, the secret is, what decisions I take, but everything else is transparent. And my decisions during the exercise would be transparent, as soon as I take them. The Russian Federation and all others who have expressed interest will be invited.”

Important to note about President Obama’s “anger” with Israel, MoD experts in this report say, has been their stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making atomic bombs since the 1950’s which western governments, including Britain and the US, have continually turned a blind eye to, but which the international community has increasingly become alarmed about and which led to last December’s UN General Assembly resolution calling on the Israelis to “accede to that[NPT] treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons”.

Even worse, these MoD experts note, was the “secret deal” made between President Obama and EU leaders that if they supported his sanctions against the Russian Federation, he would then in turn (after the Iran NPT agreement was concluded) back their proposed UN sanctions against Israel.

Though the exact UN sanctions being planned by the EU against Israel are not contained in this MoD report, they were leaked this past March to the British newspaper Guardian and reported on by the Jerusalem Post News Service who, in part, wrote about them:

“The European Union has produced an explosive report recommending sanctions against Israel over its construction policies and security measures in Jerusalem, the British daily Guardian reported on its website on Friday.

The leaked report describes the capital as a city gripped by the worst “polarization and violence” since the second intifada of a decade ago.

The document, which is an amalgamation of recommendations prepared by European diplomats stationed in the region, accuses the government of exacerbating tensions in the city by accelerating construction in the eastern part of the capital.

According to The Guardian, the city has been beset by a “vicious cycle of violence… increasingly threatening the viability of the two-state solution.” The report goes on to say that Israel’s “systematic” construction of housing in “sensitive areas” has compounded the problem.

The EU report takes Israel to task for what it describes as “heavy-handed policing and punitive measures” against Arabs in the city, “including eviction and home demolitions by Israeli forces.”

More significantly, the document prescribes a series of measures aimed at curbing the distribution and sale of products manufactured beyond the Green Line.

The report urges restrictions against “known violent settlers and those calling for acts of violence as regards immigration regulations in EU member states.”

With the EU suffering its worst migrant crisis in its history due to the devastating instability of both the Islamic Middle East and Northern Africa, this report continues, President Obama and his European counterparts have agreed upon a strategy of “neutering” Israel as a means to stops these regions from causing a much larger regional, or even global, catastrophe.

And of the worst fears of both President Obama and EU leaders, this report warns, would be an Israeli unilateral nuclear attack upon Iran which would immediately plunge our entire world into war.

So in order to stop Israel, this report concludes, these Western powers have begun what they call a “carrot and stick” approach…which begins next week when US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter travels to Israel to offer them billions-of-dollars in additional conventional arms…but which will be contingent upon them accepting a two-state solution for their Palestinian population and joining the NPT which will mean their having to give up their nuclear weapons and putting their atomic facilities under international inspection and control measures.

To if this President Obama-EU “plan” against Israel will work this report doesn’t state…but it is interesting to note that one of America’s foremost futurists, Gerald Celente, stated this week that “Finally – finally! – Obama has earned his Nobel Peace Prize” after the Iran agreement, instead of global war, was signed. One can only hope this type of sanity continues.

Credit to The European Union Times

http://nunezreport.blogspot.com/

Sharona

may we strengthen ourselves in Emunah and may redemption come soon

Mr. Cohen

Many times I prayed to G_d that Muslims and Arabs and all enemies of Jews should stop hating Jews and instead hate other.

Many times I prayed to G_d that Muslims and Arabs and all enemies of Jews should stop killing Jews, and instead kill other, until none of them are left.

Many times I prayed to G_d to remove all sicknesses and health problems from Jews, especially from those Jews who believe in Torah, and instead place all the sicknesses and diseases and health problems on Arabs and Muslims, and all the enemies of Jews, tipach atzmotam, yemach shemam vezichram.

But I cannot do it alone. Hundreds of Jews must join me in these prayers.

abe

Please Review and post its urgent and important! http://en.shuvubanimint.com/2016/08/09/breaking-news-rav-avraham-baruch-moshe-tells-am-yisrael-there-is-a-huge-gezeira-now-in-shemayim-because-of-the-way-youre-treating-rav-berland/

Yan lipelis

How beautifull is it to witness the seeds of independence finally bloom. The choice in front of our people is so clear i am in utter amazment and shock. The Jewish people have the option of beautifying gds name and take the chance to say the growth of our city's and people is once again in the hands of the creator , we depend only on Hashem to protect us and need no human allies, we will build freely on our land and rule it with the rules of the torah.

How I long to hear a leader utter these words , what possibility of holiness and glory await the leader to utter these words and once again unite our divided hearts

But there is also a pit of my stomach feeling that this is the generation of the spies of Israel and this the rectification . To call out and bring back all those whoem were disheartened by war the first time.

Christina

Shabbat Shalom,

From here in the U.S! I believe everything Rabbi Lazer Brody is saying. Its the same thing my (spiritual) mother (who is jewish) has been telling me for months now. I think now is deffinately the time where Jews need to reach out to each other, and for those who are willing, non-jews to reach out to Jews. "Those who bless Israel will be blessed".
This is truly so as I have personally experienced this in my life. I am currently helping my mother through her battle with breast cancer, and through this relationship i have come to know the one true G-d. Nothing and no one can replace this blessing that i have recieved by the mercy of Hashen through this amazing woman! She has given me wisdom, one of the greastest gifts of all! Jewish people have a spiritual wealth that we can all benefit from! And Hashem in his mercy will look upon the righteous and give us a part in the redemption of Moshiach! For all those who suffered alongside the Jewish people and did not abandon them in their time of need, this is the true reward!

P.s. I wrote you personally Rabbi Brody and I hope you received my message.

Love and peace to Yerushalayim and all of Israel!

Christina

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