Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Iron Ladies of the Exodus

We welcome back Rabbi Sprecher after his siting Shiva for his beloved brother. He gave this very interesting talk on 23 March about the great women of the Exodus:

Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students and Senior Lecturer at Diaspora Yeshiva, is not only a popular speaker and teacher, but also a dynamic thinker and writer. A student of Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky and Harav Gedalia Schorr, Rabbi Sprecher was granted smicha (rabbinical ordination) by Torah Vodaath Yeshiva. Prior to his current position, Rabbi Sprecher was a professor of Judaic studies at Touro College in New York. In addition to his duties at Diaspora Yeshiva, Rabbi Sprecher writes a regular column on various Judaic topics in the Jewish Press, and lectures regularly at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Don't Expect What You Expect, but Expect the Unexpected

Hashem works in mysterious ways. Trying to interpret the news and what it means and where it will take us is an impossible task. Many of my readers have been sending me news articles asking: did you see this, and what do you think it means?  I think Hashem will make sure that we can't figure it out since He wants us to just trust Him and have faith in Him, and all will work out for the best. 

There is no truth in the news -- so what is really happening, only Hashem knows for sure. Just take care of yourself by doing Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedukah, helping others, studying Torah and doing the commandments. The rest will work itself out -- Hashem knows what He is doing; His plan is infallible. 

I believe the much more dangerous time that is coming up will be from natural disasters, not war. That is when Hashem will, measure-for-measure take care of everyone on Earth (goodness for the righteous who follow His ways and suffering for the wicked who do what they want without regard to their Creator and His instructions).

I have been asked about the too-late-date. The concept which I have been talking about for years. It didn't come from me, but from Hashem. It refers to Yom Hadin (judgment day). I’m the one who changed the name to the “too-late-date” to impress upon everyone the urgency of preparing for the day.

We are all judged by Hashem for everything we do and say. Do we get the immediate report card from Hashem on Judgment Day? Yes, and it determines the path of our eternity. We will know the level of Tikun, correction/perfection, that we accomplished in all our lives on Earth and what our destiny is forever.

All I have been saying is not to mess around with the system Hashem has set up, but to use it to our great advantage. The world situation is pointing to the final judgment and redemption being a lot closer than we think. Is it today? I don't know; but, I do believe it is the most significant day for everyone on Earth, spiritually. When the final results are known for each of us, all will be made totally clear.  Hashem is merciful and loves us, and we are in Good Hands. All we need to do is keep up the good work as we have been instructed to do in the Torah and all will turn out amazingly well. Just never forget the system is measure-for-measure – what you put into it, is what you will get out of it for all eternity.

The most important thing to remember is that there is nothing random in this world. Many Rabbis believe that if there is a final war, the war will be very rapid. Tenach hints to the concept of Hashem taking over with natural disasters, as mentioned above, making the war insignificant. The final outcome on an individual basis will not be random but, as it was in Egypt with the plagues, measure-for-measure according to the behavior of each individual. The righteous (the ones who follow the ways of Hashem) will not see suffering or even discomfort. The wicked will (use your imagination). Every one, of course is somewhere in-between and will receive exactly what he or she needs to complete his or her rectification.  It is all by design with nothing random. I have said it before and will say it again: those who think they can just blend into society, assimilate into the world population and not worry (after all armies will be protecting us – right?), are in for a big shock. When the natural disasters greatly increase, you are on your own with only, I repeat, only Hashem’s mercy and help will get you through the rough times.

Is today judgment day? Yes, every day is judgment day. Is today more significant than days before? Yes, but we will not know until we get our final redemption (sort of our report card) and we know for sure that we did the right thing, or that we were stubborn enough to defy the truth about this world. Can we still continue to grow in our ways by making changes and following the truth of the Torah, our handbook of life and in this case our survival kit? Absolutely, as long as we are still alive on this Earth, we still have opportunity to get it right. How much longer do we have to get our act together? That is completely up to Hashem and what He has planned for the near future. If the war starts today and/or the devastation of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, tornadoes, etc, greatly increases, you have your answer as to how much time you still have.

Please, please, please take all this seriously. I have thousands of years of history that has been accurately told to us in prophecy to back up my plea. I am not speculating but totally knowing and trusting the word that Hashem has given us. It is the Absolute Truth. Anyone who wants to gamble that this is not our destiny is a fool. It is so obvious what is happening in the world and where it is going. The specifics we won’t understand until it happens, after all, “don't expect what you expect, but expect the unexpected.” Just be completely reassured that we know exactly how to make it all come out favorably for each of us. Don’t fight the system but use it to your advantage. It is your eternity and the eternity of your loved ones at stake. Do the right thing and thank Hashem for His merciful guidance – you will be extremely happy about it and probably very soon.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What is the Absolute Truth to Guide us These Days?


I received a comment that was too extensive to answer in the comment section, but I do believe that it was another hint from Hashem about a topic He wants me to discuss. First the comment:

ever green March 21, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Perhaps, Rabbi Glazerson is limited so some degree, but he certainly has had an impact on a great many, as well as you Rav Menachem Robinson. Your Book of Life is a best seller in Heaven among all the great books of Life, you truly have lived a life of Goodness and Kindness, a life well lived with merit, and for eternity.

I believe and feel, that the day will come that, perhaps HASHEM will reveal more and more details of what is to come and provide to Rabbi Glazerson and to yourself, RAV, the imminent events leading up to the coming of Moshiach, in order to tell all the Jewish people to leave and to come to Israel NOW!!

COULD there be an announcement, a calling, and discovery, to all the Jewish People around the world that HASHEM has said to come to ISRAEL? And that all the Jewish People and Righteous non-Jews will LISTENED to the message from HASHEM? For, there are millions of Jewish People around the world that do not know what is to come, regarding NIBIRU and ZECHARIAH 13:8,וְהָיָה בְכָל הָאָרֶץ נְאֻם יְהֹוָה פִּי שְׁנַיִם בָּהּ יִכָּרְתוּ יִגְוָעוּ וְהַשְּׁלִשִׁית יִוָּתֶר בָּהּ And it shall come to pass throughout all the land, says the L-rd, two parts of it shall be cut off. They shall perish, and the third shall remain therein.

I SENCE THAT HASHEM WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THROUGH SOME PROFOUND WAY, WHETHER IT BE THROUGH YOU, RAV, OR RABBI GLAZERSON'S TORAH CODES AND FINDINGS THROUGH YOUR WISDOM,KNOWLEDGE AND TORAH CODES. Considering the both of you and many others have reached a great many already, what about an announcement to all the Jewish people around the world??? I hope my thoughts were clear as to my question. In short will HASHEM find a way to tell the entire world of what will come through the means of a discovery, or by a person, etc? Will HASHEM disclose this or just leave this to a few?


My reply:

The final announcement is exactly what we were told at the end of Malachi, the last of the prophets.

Malachi 4:5,6
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the     L-RD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
That is the official announcement that we await, and it is believed that it will occur one to three days before Moshiach.

Also, Hashem has already told us tremendous detail about what is to happen in the end of days and what it means to us. It is replete with details in the Tenach, the Talmud, the Zohar, the Midrash and the one source that we ignore the most, Meforshim. What is Meforshim? The English translation is exegesis, or a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly what the great sages and Rabbis have said for thousands of years explaining the words of Hashem.

Go to Devorim (Deuteronomy) 17:9-11 and understand Hashem's instructions. It basically says that through the ages Hashem will continue to guide us through the great individuals of the time. Hashem has given His word to us through the sages and great Rabbis up to today. The biggest trick here is for us to know who are the great Rabbis or even Rebbetzins, who have been given the word of Hashem, versus who is giving us flawed human opinion. Obviously Rabbis like Rashi, RAMBAM, RAMBAN, the Arizal, the Vilna Gaon, etc are indisputable sources to be studied in search of the Absolute Truth of Hashem. But, even modern Rabbis and Rebbetzins, such as the Chofetz Chaim, the Chazon Ish, Moshe Feinstein, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, (this is a long list including Rabbis alive today), etc who have inspired us to great learning and guidance, once again from Hashem. Who we should listen to and who should be ignored comes only with years of proper Torah study.

With that said, I know from reading his many books, that Rav Glazerson is one to whom we should listen. He writes his books with the word of Hashem as his guide.

Are the codes also to be read with great trust? Hashem wants us to do Teshuvah, Tefillah, Torah study, Tzedukah, help each other, live the commandments, etc and Hashem uses someone like Rav Glazerson to help us help ourselves. The Torah codes inspire our curiosity and hopefully inform us that we are close to the end. Inform us enough to do what we need to in preparation for our future.

If Rav Glazerson finds a message in the Torah, it is obvious that it is from Hashem. It is Hashem sparking us to do the right thing and turn to Him. Can we take the encoded messages exactly at face value that they mean precisely what they say? If it gets us to do the right thing, then Hashem's message was received exactly as Hashem wanted it to be. If the encoded message is only a possibility and doesn't actually happen as interpreted in English, but gets us concerned enough to do Teshuvah, to make big changes, Hashem's word was received correctly.

You mention that we are waiting for accurate instructions, accurate information to guide us. We are being beaten over the head with accurate instructions; the problem is we only want to hear what we want to hear. If the message is too scary, we have cognitive dissonance to turn it off, even if it could save us great discomfort and suffering in the near future.

We must use more common sense when it comes to the obvious messages from Hashem. We know that the leaders of the world along with the global elite are planning a very scary ending to implement their evil New World Order. Do underground fortresses for the elite built with trillions of our taxpayer’s money give us a hint? Do about 800 FEMA concentration camps sound like the global elite are looking out for our welfare? Does making Nibiru and all the devastation that has happened (past tense) and what is yet to happen, Top Secret to ensure the world population stays in harm’s way? Does the talk of world war, terrorist activity, crime, shortages, money chaos, etc, etc, etc sound like we are not near the end and that the leaders and governments of the world are not hurting us instead of helping us?

Yes, there are many, many signs of the great day of Hashem being close, but we could either react to the obvious or close our eyes and deny everything. We also have history to fall back on. When we study the situation in the world these days and realize that it is much, much worse than Europe was before World War 2, once again, we can either accept the truth of deny it hoping it will all go away.

The fact is, if you believe Hashem, it will all go away for Hashem’s faithful followers, and will only devastate the ones with their eyes closed – the deniers, the skeptics, 2/3rd of the world population.

Should we really worry about Korea or Iran wanting to Nuke our families? Only if we are not working hard to come close to Hashem, our only source of salvation and protection.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Torah Codes Hint Korean Nuclear Threat Could Stir Legions of Angels in Apocalyptic War

A very interesting article appeared on Breaking Israel News:
This is the actual video from Rav Glazerson about the find:

On 31 July 2016 I wrote how “Torah Codes are Very Tricky; Plus What is with Nibiru?”

I am bringing this up to not deceive you on the above video about a nuclear holocaust.

It is true that the term atomic holocaust appears one place in the Torah but with a separation of 3133 letters. That puts it starting at Numbers 29 and going to Deuteronomy 8. That is enough of a letter separation to include many other possibilities.

He found 5778 encoded in that chart, but he ignored that 5777 appears 3 times on the same chart. If North Korea is planning any type of attack, they wouldn’t advertise it a half a year in advance.

The month of Adar, our present month appears 4 times with no skipped letters on the same chart.

He found Gog, but did not mention that it appears 52 times in the Torah with a skip of only 10 letters (3 times on this chart with up to a 6 letter skip).

When you only have three letters, the statistical significance becomes very low. I don’t know if he is intimating that Korea is Magog, with its leader being Gog? The fact is: a general statement of “a country to the far north,” is found in the Tenach, and Korea, which is much more to the east than to the north, does not satisfy that statement. Since the statement in Tenach is “the far north, it sounds much more like it is telling us about United States of Magog, which if one goes exactly north from Israel, over the poll, you come to the US.

Another statistic shows that along with Gog being on this chart several times, I found Bush 9 times with no skip. If I add a skip of only 4 letters, Bush appears 700 times in the Torah.

Please, find these Torah code videos interesting, but without a statistical analysis, they are not telling us the absolute truth, merely possibilities. One thought is: if North Korea is planning a Nuclear attack on the US, that plan would be in the Torah, even if it does not actually happen, just the plan. Everything is in the Torah, but it is very tricky what it means until after the fact.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Why are the Aron's Dimensions Fractured?

by Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students, Diaspora Yeshiva

All the vessels in the Mishkan had measurements in whole Amot (cubits) - 1 Amah (48-57.6cm), 2 Amot or 10 Amot, etc. The Aron (the Ark) that contained the LUCHOT (the tablets of the 10 Commandments) was the exception to this. All of its measurements were incomplete and fractured Amot. Its length was 2½ Amot, its width 1½ Amot and its height 1½ Amot. What is the reason for this? Surely the Torah, which is the most complete and self-contained entity, should be contained in a vessel with complete and not fractured dimensions.

We can explain this with 2 different ideas. Firstly, since the Torah is Divine Intellect, it is vast, endless and limitless. In Kabbalistic terms, the Torah like G-D is called EIN SOF (the endless One). Thus, it is humanly impossible for any individual to grasp and absorb all of the Torah. The most we can hope to understand will be only a fraction of it. Thus the Aron, which represents the Torah, has fractional dimensions. The more we learn, the more we will come to realize that the Torah's scope and levels of comprehension are limitless.

One can never think he has attained all of the Torah, as there are always higher levels for one to achieve. Nevertheless, this is not an excuse for one to be complacent from doing his best to understand the Torah. This is one of the reasons of why the Aron had incomplete dimensions.

Another explanation is that we all need each other in order to achieve completeness in Torah. No one on his own can perform all of the Mitzvot. We, together as a people, complement each other and complete one another. In the physical world as well, a farmer and a grocer require each other, as well as the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker. So too, the perfection of our spiritual world requires a collective national input.

Additionally, the Holy Ark was the only vessel in the Mishkan whose poles for carrying it were never removed, even when the Mishkan was stationary. Why? The poles represent those who support and uphold the Torah financially. Without them, the Torah, and hence the world, would cease to exist. Every piece in the puzzle is needed.
With regret I wish to inform you of the passing of the brother of Rabbi Sprecher in New York. I extend the condolences of The Absolute Truth and its readers.