Last week, in his post The End of Repentence (B'Ahavah) , R' Dov bar Leib wrote:
Yes, this is it folks. We have finally arrived. The Cosmic Clock says that we are ending the Year of Hoshana Rabbah. The end of repenting out of love for our lack of human decency is very, very near. Technically and maybe even in action the last time that one can repent for one's lack of human decency out of love will likely be this coming Yom Kippur 5772. And the last time that one can repent for this through joy is likely this coming Hoshana Rabbah 5772. After that the Cosmic Clock predicts that the only way that one will be able to repent for one's lack of human decency will be out of reverence for G-d or sheer terror from his Wrath......
The following is Rav Yaakov bar Nahmann's weekly email, where he writes that the war has only been delayed until after Hoshanah Rabbah 5772:
Ki Tavo 5771 (5951) [Dvarim/Deut 26:1-29:8]
First here’s some good news. You will likely remember that last week I sent you the warning that a major catastrophic war is in the offing and was due to hit before Rosh Hashanah (within 2 weeks). Along with that I also gave you Rav Arush’s suggestions/requests for what to do to delay it until after Rosh Hashanah. Remember that the decree from Heaven is that it MUST happen; there is no more ability to cancel it, only to delay it. As per HIS instructions hundreds of people did 6 hour personal prayer/discussions with HaShem to beg for the delaying of the war in order to give more people a chance to start tshuvah, to do something right that they did not do before. Also there was a gathering of nistarim (hidden sages/pious/righteous ones) at the Kotel (Western wall) this week. The plea was accepted the decree has been delayed. Now we must continue that it be delayed to after Hoshana Rabah (the last day of Sukoth) so that the harsh judgments that were to fall on Israel be shifted to fall upon the enemies of our nation.
It never fails. HaShem programmed the Torah and HIS world together. Again, as usual, we find the “current events” in the week’s parshah.
26:1 “And it shall be, when you have come into the land which HaShem your God gives you for an inheritance, and do possess it, and dwell therein.”
A few days ago the president of the “Supreme Court” in Israel Erev Rav Dorit Beinish handed down yet another anti-Jewish decision giving Arabs the upper to grab lands in our Holy Promised Land that are not listed as being state property. Among other laws she is in direct violation of the Torah Law against giving Holy Land lands to goyim. The Rambam zassa”l and the “Alter Rebbe” of Lubavitch zassa”l both declared very harsh halakhik rulings against anyone doing what she has been doing.
HaShem gave it to us as an inheritance. Who is she to give it to someone else? If I may borrow an American street cliché “Who died and left you god?”.
More than that just look a bit further in the parshah. See that we are commanded to express and show our gratitude for HaShem giving us the land and its fruits.
2 “that you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you shall bring in from your land that HaShem your God gives you ; and you shall put it in a basket and shall go unto the place which HaShem your God shall choose to cause HIS name to dwell there. 3 And you shall come unto the Cohen that shall be in those days, and say unto him: 'I profess this day unto HaShem your God, that I am come unto the land which HaShem swore unto our fathers to give us.”
Will somebody try to explain how giving away the land, and yet to the very populace that continues to threaten our very existence, is an expression of gratitude?
Let’s look on further yet and we will surely see what is behind this.
16 “This day HaShem your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances; you shall therefore observe and do them with all your heart, and with all your soul. 17 you have vowed to HaShem this day that HE be your God, and that you would walk in HIS ways, and keep HIS statutes, and HIS commandments, and HIS ordinances, and hearken unto HIS voice. 18 And HaShem has avowed you this day to be HIS own treasure, as HE has promised you, and that you should keep all HIS commandments; 19 and to make you high above all nations that HE has made, in praise, and in name, and in glory; and that you may be a holy people unto HaShem your God, as HE has spoken. 27:1 And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying: 'Keep all the commandment which I command you this day. 2 And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Jordan unto the land which HaShem your God gives you , that you shall set up great stones, and plaster them with plaster. 3 And you shall write upon them all the words of this law, when you have passed over; that you may go in unto the land which HaShem your God gives you , a land flowing with milk and honey, as HaShem, the God of your fathers, has promised you ”
Maybe there is a hint there….. Maybe the Torah is warning us of something. Jump forward and you will see that there is again mentioned the concept of blessing opposite curse; cause and effect; do what HaShem demands of us and we are blessed; do not do as told and we are cursed (hhas veshalom/God forbid).
There are two kinds of inheritance. One only actually given when the parent (or whoever else it is) has died. One given while the parent etc is still alive. In the latter the owner still has power to alter the gift, at least temporarily. Read also well the above psukim, there is a condition hinted there. The land is ours as long as we do what HaShem wants of us! Violate the rules and HE has the contract rights to let others play around with our rights to the land.
Face it, the cause and effect is there right before our very eyes. The Arabs and their erev rav friends in the courts, the army, the education system the (mis)government etc have the power to steal Jewish lands (of course that can be repaired if we do what we should).
As Rabi Nahman of Breslov said, “If you believe that you can damage, believe that you can repair”.
If we are already speaking again of cause and effect, let’s look at the pasuk # 5. “And there shall thou build an altar unto HaShem your God, an altar of stones; you shall lift up no iron tool upon them.”
We are to build an altar without the use of iron tools. Why, what’s wrong with using iron tools? That answer is the same as the answer as to why on Shabat and Hhagim (Holy Days) we must remove knives, and on regular days all steel/iron flatware, from the table before the post meal blessing. The table we eat on is equivalent to the altar. The altar is there to bring/promote/protect life. Iron was originally, and largely still is used, to kill. Even when harming or killing is done with other metals, the symbolic essence of those metals is still iron. The accuser cannot be the defense lawyer. The iron cannot be applied to promoter of life.
A government and its infrastructure that is controlled by heretics, and that does all it can to oppose those who wish to follow the path HaShem calls for to be followed cannot be expected to have wisdom or will or ability to take proper care of its citizens. An army that excludes HaShem, which opposes the followers of HaShem’s demands of its people, cannot be expected to have Divine protection or guidance either.
A nation that avoids, evades its responsibility, its required recognition of and gratitude to HaShem cannot expect to be given leaders who will see properly to their needs. This was already taught to us by the sages of the Talmud many centuries ago.
From 27:15 to 28:69 there is a list of curses that HaShem warns will befall us if we violate HIS commandments. They have fallen upon us time and again. Yet this need NOT be. ALL those curses are avoidable. Just do what HaShem wants of us, Pure and Simple.
Remember well dear ones, that paramount of all are the duties of the heart and the way we relate to each other.
Remember too that when we do what HE wants of there are plentiful greatest blessings waiting for us. 29: 8 “Observe therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may make all that you do to prosper.”
HaShem loves you. Remember that always, HE loves you as like a doting father is waiting for us to show our love and gratitude to HIM. Remember too that along with simply saying “thank you” to HIM many times a day for every little thing in our lives, one of the best ways to show our love and gratitude to HIM is in loving each other, tolerating each other, being good to each other. Just like a loving human parent gets great grief if HIS children are fighting or hating each other, so too the GREAT FATHER of us all.
So let’s all shape up. Let’s all keep up the campaign of pestering HaShem to hold off the war until after Hoshana Rabah 21st of Tishrei (19th of the 10th month 2011), asking HIM to wait for more people (Jews and non-Jews) to do tshuvah, to express and show our love and gratitude to HIM, and to repair our errant ways, to fix the way we relate to each other. That will make the good news we opened this lesson with even better. For it will enable bringing the final full Geulah in more rahhamim (mercy/grace) and very soon in our near days, AMEN KEN YEHI RASSON!
With that I sign off for this week sending to all of you my precious beloved brothers, sisters, friends and students my blessings.