Saturday, August 20, 2005

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.)


Blogger Akiva said...

Rabbi Eliyahu's son, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Tzfat, says (as of a week ago, in an interview from Mishpacha magazine), 2 minutes to 12.

I've got it posted here: click here.

11:22 PM  
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Much hatzlacha!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Eliyahoo William Dwek said...

When ‘dayanim’, ‘rabbis’ and false ‘mekubalim’ use the Torah for their own power and commercial profit, this behaviour is utterly abhorrent.

No other ‘rabbi’ will ever act against another ‘rabbi’ - even when he knows his colleague is clearly desecrating the Torah. Each rabbi is only worried about losing his own position.

Therefore, the ‘rabbi’, ‘dayyan’ or false ‘mekubal’ will never effect justice. And he will never truly stand for the Torah or the Honour of Hashem. His pocket will always prevail.

The Torah must never be used for commercial gain and profit. Am Yisrael can only be lead by those who have the necessary love and respect of Hashem and the Torah.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Eliyahoo William Dwek said...

1. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may use lies. They turn the innocent into the guilty, and the guilty, become the innocent. They will not hesitate to tell lies in the Synagogue.

2. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may knowingly and willingly, deliberately deceive a Jew or Jewess e.g. in the area of shidduchim; offering to perform a ‘pidyon nefesh’ etc. This abhorrent and deceptive behaviour has caused tremendous harm to people who are innocent and trusting.

3. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may steal. They steal and siphon off money for themselves, from the community and individuals.

4. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ will not hesitate to use Lashon Hara - the ‘Evil Tongue’ - to suit his own ends. Slander and gossip. This is one of the worst acts of murder in Jewish Law. Their slander is never challenged by the community, because they hold positions of power. And the slander may begin with the Rebbetzin herself.

5. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may shame and humiliate a Jew in public, even repeatedly. This is one of the most vile acts of murder in Jewish law – and they know this.

6. The ‘dayanim’, ‘rabbis’ and false ‘mekubalim’ worship idols and other gods. Their only god is Money. Especially the ‘Dayyanim’ – the ‘Judges’ who sit on a Beit Din. They only care about their high incomes and retirement packages. They have little or no love for the Torah or Hashem.

In the case of Lubavitch/Chabad, all their rabbis are carrying out a form of Avodah Zarah – strange worship. They are using mediation and intercession. This is completely forbidden, and against the Torah. We are only allowed to pray to Hashem, directly ourselves.

7. When the NAME of Hashem has been taken in Vain – repeatedly - by reshaim, the ‘rabbi’ ‘dayan’ or false ‘mekubal’ will turn a deaf ear and blind eye to the


This behaviour by so-called ‘leaders’, is utterly abhorrent.

This is an extremely severe and dangerous situation.

There is NO forgiveness for this evil sin and aveirah.

8. The ‘dayan’, ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’ may also offer large bribes, tell lies and bring False Witnesses – when he in fact has committed the crime. These are heinous acts of the most despicable kind. This is especially vile when the ‘dayan’ is sitting on a ‘Bet Din.’

9. The ‘rabbi’ may commit adultery. And when he gets divorced, he may spread slander about his own ex-wife, blackening her name – when in fact he was at fault.

10. The ‘dayan’ and ‘rabbi’ may also desecrate Shabbat – if it suits him. He will use physical violence to assault another Jew or Jewess at any time. This evil and venomous behaviour is 100% against the Torah.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Eliyahoo William Dwek said...

A further word of advice regarding those who masquerade as a ‘dayan’ ‘rabbi’ or false ‘mekubal’:

1. Do not ever ‘kiss the hands’ of these men (which they might offer to you in public).

2. And do not be duped into queuing and waiting, to see them for their ‘brachot’ (‘blessings’). They peddle ‘brachot’ purely for their own selfish gratification and ‘kavod’ (‘honour’).

Their duplicitous behaviour is nothing short of deception and cunning. In short they are abhorant and causing so much harm to amm israel. They prey on the vulnerable, and those who are naïve, unsuspecting and trusting of these pedlars.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Eliyahoo William Dwek said...

Any man who chooses to be a ‘rabbi’ (‘true teacher’ of Torah) or a ‘dayan’ (‘judge’), or a ‘mekubal’ (‘kabbalist’) should be doing so Voluntarily. Out of his pure love for Hashem and the Torah. And his Ahavat Yisrael.

If he refuses to do community work voluntarily, and wants and accepts payment for everything he does, such a man should not be leading a community. He should get a job and earn a living. He can collect milk bottles or clean the windows. That is what is called ‘earning a living’.

Torah is learned, studied and taught: out of Love. Voluntarily. But the ‘rabbis’ have turned the Torah into their ‘Profession’, from which they earn money.

We are commanded in the Shema to:

‘LOVE Hashem, your G-d, WITH ALL YOUR HEART, and with all your soul and with all your might.’

'VE’AHAVTA et Hashem Elokecha BECHOL LEVAVECHA uvechol nafshecha uvechol meodecha.’ (Devarim, Vaethanan, 6:4-5)

Is the ordinary man or woman PAID to pray to Hashem, or to say some words of Torah? No. Has veshalom! But the rabbis are. These men can give ‘lovely’ shiurim that they have rehearsed. But they would not give a shiur without being paid for it.

The true hachamim and rabbis of old, all actually worked at proper jobs and professions.

Wake up! Even a little child could have worked this out. These salaried men can never truly stand for the Torah, because in a case of conflict between a correct course of action according to the Torah, and the rabbi or rav’s pocket – his pocket and position will always prevail.

Pirkei Avot: (2:2)
“Raban Gamliel beno shel Rabi Yehuda HaNassi omer: yafeh talmud Torah im derech eretz, sheyegiat shenaihem mashkachat avon. Vechol Torah she’ein imah melacha sofa betailah ve’goreret avon. Vechol haoskim im hatzibbur yiheyu imahem leShem Shamayim……”

“Rabban Gamliel, the son of Rabi Yehuda HaNassi, said: It is good to combine Torah study with a worldly occupation, for working at them both drives sin from the mind. All Torah without an occupation will in the end fail and lead to sin. And let all who work for the community do so for the sake of Heaven………”

12:01 PM  

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