Rumor: Baba Sali's Watch Struck 12, Moschiach Imminent!
This past Shabbat I was doing the Parsha with the MeAm Lo’ez, and it was talking about how Moshe was davening for Hashem to let him enter Eretz Yisrael even though it seemed too late. He mentions the famous agadata from Berakhot 10 about Yeshaya telling Chezekia he will definitely die and Chezekia replying “I have a tradition from my fathers house that even if a sharp sword is on a person’s neck he should not give up praying.”
Then it said this:
From this our sages teach us how important it is to pray to G-d in a time of trouble. Such a prayer is better even than that of a righteous man who has many good deeds.
The reason that prayer is more important that good deeds is that if a person prays to G-d he shows that he believes with all his heart that no matter what happens to a person, whether good or bad, it does come from G-d. He recognizes that G-d is the master of all this. He only turns in prayer to G-d and knows full well that no one other than G-d can help him. With this he shows that he believes that G-d is one and His name one.
And don’t think our teffilot are being ignored. Rumors are circulating (although I have not read it in print anywhere) about the famous Baba Sali’s watch.
It was blogged about a few months back: Here.
There’s a few months old Q and A post about it: Here.
And in the original Hebrew: Here.
And a Channel One newsclip (in Hebrew) about the watches: Here.
And an English translation of the above newsclip blogged over: Here.
It is told that the Baba Sali ztvk"l, gave over a broken watch (it seems actually two watches) to Harav Mordechai Eliyahu, shlita. The hands on the watch miraculously move. When they hit 12:00 the time for Moschiach has arrived.
That’s old news. But this is the latest update! Rumors are circulating that after all the Teffilot gatherings in the past few months, the hands of the watch moved closer and closer to twelve.
And that at the Massive Teffilah at the Kotel, that took place on the Yartziet of the Ari”zl, the Wednesday before Tisha B’av – which hundreds of thousands (if not more) attended.
Including Rav Eliyahu.
Well at that time – according to the rumor - the hands moved all the way up and are now pointing to 12:00! This means – I was told – that the time for Moshiach has arrived and that he is among us and waiting to reveal himself!
Now we shouldn’t need watches from the Babi Sali to be able to tell Moshiach’s arrival is imminent. And likewise I haven’t even been able to confirm the watches are now pointing at 12:00 (and if anyone read or saw anything about that anywhere else please let me know!).
But I guess the point is, while everything seems to be going so terrible… well, wonderful things are about to take place! So keep davening and make Aliyah today so you can watch them happen LIVE instead of reading about them on my blog!
(Stay Tuned. Blogging Soon About: "The Advantages of Living in the Land of Israel," a brief excerpt from the MeAm Lo'ez.)