There is a fierce debate among our sages of the Talmud as to who will win the war at the end of days between the US and its allies and Iran and its allies. Yet, no one argues that there will be a global conflict between them. If we open Tractate Yoma to page 10a, we find that Rebbe Yochanan says that Iran will win, but Rav says that the USA will win. Both bring earlier sources, even prophecies, to support their arguments. Who is right? Both are.
There is an ancient Talmudic law, orally passed from teacher to student: whenever the sages in this world below argue a point, the same debate is going on in the Heavenly Court above. Since the Heavenly Court has not yet reached a decision, it's still up for grabs.
Our sages tell us one other thing: it doesn't matter what the nations do, it matters if the Jews do teshuva or not.
Iran, though, is too clever to duke it out with the USA on its own. It needs help, both upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs, in this world, Iran's main ally and nuclear bedfellow is North Korea. Upstairs, it has a special ally - the Angel of Death. Would you like to know who the Angel of Death is? Look at this gematria, which Hashem put in my head earlier today:
North Korea in Hebrew is צפון קוריאה - gematria 548
The Angel of Death in Hebrew is מלאך המוות - gematria 548, exactly the same as North Korea!
North Korea is the manifestation of the Angel of Death, and the trigger to World War III. If that's not enough, Lamentations 4:18 says, "Our end is near" - this is a prophecy of the end of the non-emuna world, the world as we know it today. In the original Hebrew, the verse says קָרַב קִצֵּנוּ - the gematria of this passage is - you guessed it - 548 as well.
The outcome of current events depends on whether we strengthen ourselves in emuna or not. Everything else is a folly. If you're trying your utmost to get close to Hashem, smile - you have no need to worry.
In this amazing and encouraging clip, Rabbi Shalom Arush exposes the underlying culprit behind sadness and depression, while providing beautifully simple advice what to do about it. Enjoy and have a lovely Shabbat! Remember, Hashem loves you and so do all of us here at the Beams.
A person should establish priorities in life that are conducive to his or her fulfilling their mission on earth in the most successful possible manner, but to do that, they need to know what they're doing down here…
Here's some big help in reorganizing our lives for optimum performance:
Several of our readers have expressed their desire for more emuna health and fitness posts. They're in our holding pattern, and I'd love to find the time to make a new set of Emuna Fitness Vids, but in the meanwhile, here is an effective natural & spiritual remedy for acne. Here it is:
First of all, be very careful not to say a bad word about anyone - no matter what - even about those that hurt you, G-d forbid.
Second, don't eat any fried foods. Don't eat any milk products that contain more than 5% fat.
Third, eat only whole grains and brown cane sugar - no white flour or white sugar.
Fourth, stay far away from junk foods and processed foods, especially smoked and preserved meats. No more pizzas!
Fifth, discontinue the creams and pills, and all other medications. Don't squeeze pimples, because that only increases inflammation and infection.
Sixth, eat lots of lettuce leaves and sunflower seeds. Vitamin E is good for the skin.
Seventh, wash your face with a gentle baby liquid soap. Keep your hands and your hair off your face.
Eighth, water washes away impurity from the body. Drink plenty of water, but no softdrinks and certainly no alcohol.
Ninth, Vitamin A shortage triggers acne. Snack on fresh carrot sticks or drink fresh carrot juice.
Tenth, ask Hashem to heal your skin, but thank Him for the problem because everything He does is for the very best!
With Hashem's help, your skin will clear up fast, G-d willing. Tomorrow, I'll give you a fantastic substitute for expensive skin creams - don't miss it!
Is there a connection between the corruption in Israeli Government circles and the untimely death of our soldiers?
I asked myself the above question when I saw the amazing juxtaposition of corruption and a soldier's death on the front page of yesterday's digital Hamodia , as we see in the above screenshot. There's a reason for everything Hashem does, even for the layout of a newspaper. Before I answer, look at these other headlines from the past 4 weeks:
This is only in the past month, 4 of our cherished soldiers killed in noncombat mishaps. These are news that no one can swallow. During the past month, there's news of a different nature that's difficult to swallow:
Back to our original question: Is there a connection between the corruption in Israeli Government circles and the untimely death of our soldiers? The Baal HaTurim, the holy Rebbe Yaacov ben Asher who compiled the monumental Arba'ah Turim that is the ancestor of the Code of Jewish Law, says a definite yes. In his elaboration on Leviticus 26:37, he mentions the similar use of the word "pursue" in two seemingly unrelated biblical passages, as follows:
Leviticus 26:37 is one of the terrible 98 curses that befall Israel when it strays from Hashem's Torah, namely, that there will be fatalities even when our young men are not pursued by the sword, in other words, noncombat fatalities.
Isaiah 1:23 chastises the "rebellious princes", the leaders who disdain Torah and love corruption and pursue bribery payments.
The holy Baal HaTurim then says something that gave me the chills: "The corruption referred to in Isaiah 1:23 triggers the curse of Leviticus 26:37." Do you realize what that means?
Every dishonest politician will be held responsible in the Heavenly Court for the untimely noncombat deaths of our soldiers. So, if any politician wants to prove his/her love for our nation, our people and especially our soldiers, let him/her declare war on corruption and become a shining example of integrity.
We must beg Hashem to put an end to corruption in our government, for our lives and the lives of our beloved soldiers depend on it.