Monday, November 12, 2012

We've been drowning in a sea of materialism

Discussion with Moishe’la (and his family) part 6
A handicapped child
23 Cheshvan 5773 (Nov 7’12)

What shall I say? Mazel Tov? What should I say? Mazel Tov to the American people? Mazel Tov that because of the election won by the president of the United States, the United States will soon be uninhabitable especially for believing Jews. I can’t say that I’m unhappy, because it’s definitely a sign that we are very close to Moshiach.

Never before has there been a country that spreads so much Gashmius, so much wastefulness, so much living from party to party, so much desire not to take anything serious, and make a joke out of even the worst situations.

Never has there been a country that lived on food that would definitely be considered poison, poison for the mind, and poison for the body, but which tantalizes the senses and draws people to it more and more.

 Never has there been a country where democracy was considered a god, that no one would dare speak against, where supposedly every individual has the right of free expression with out fear.

Never has there been a country that trusted its representatives like in the United States.

Never has there been a country where basic freedoms gave the Jews who streamed to its shores, a chance to live in peace, to live a life of materialism, in exchange for giving up their Yiddishkeit.

Never before was there a country like the United States of America, where a Frum person could really believe that his Gashmiusdik American-style Frumkeit was what Hashem wanted. No place in the world did it exist before the end of World War Two,  but today this is the American Frum Jews’ greatest export to the Frum world outside, it’s brand of plastic Yiddishkeit.

So Mazel Tov to those who think that you can continue the way you are going till now, but I’m telling you that the United States of America is lost. It doesn’t exist in any form anymore and soon it will be very very clear to every citizen that all the so-called freedoms that you once had, have already been taken away from you.
Now it will be interesting how it will affect the Frum society because all the clichés that they believed in will now be destroyed one by one, or maybe two by two or maybe wiped out in one fell sweep.  One thing is for sure, with the coming of Sandy and the terrible destruction that wiped out many peoples’ Gashmius the dollar will inflated out of existence.

These things will bring a financial fall all over the world. It will start in the United States and have a domino affect everywhere. Never in all of history has there been such a situation in the whole world, but this is what the leaders want, they want control.

Am Yisroel, only Hashem controls us, so you’re in trouble. You’re going to have to choose. We are coming to a time where Am Yisroel is again going to have to choose, and be ready to pay the final and the greatest price for their Yiddishkeit. I truly hope that no Yid will have to choose to die Al Kiddush Hashem, but it is definitely a possibility Hashem Yirachem. But for sure we’re going to have to choose to live Al Kiddush Hashem and by doing that raise the anger of our Frum brothers and sisters, raise the anger of the non-Frum Jews and defiantly disturb very much the plans of the so-called elite.

Am Yisroel don’t you realize that you’re being targeted? That no one loves the Jews. Maybe the non-Frum Jews that have been pulled in to the governments all over the world will be able to ride the storm, but they will not be able to survive because Hashem won’t let them. These turn coats are for sure Erev Rav or Amalek or just plain Goyim, but Am Yisroel when they try to make you desert HaKodosh Boruch Hu you’re going to have to say NO!!! and trust Hashem that He will save us and it won’t be easy. It won’t be easy. To stay in the United States will be very hard, and to come to Eretz Yisroel will also be hard, but you will not be able to live as a Jew in any place in the world except maybe here in Eretz Yisroel.

The time has already begun when the non frum Jews together with some so called Frum Jews are going to try to rule the State of Israel completely. Their objective is to destroy true Yiddishkeit. They work together in very tight unison, but there are cracks in this attempt to destroy Yiddishkeit. And more and more Yidden are coming closer and closer to Hashem, and I’m not talking about the Teshuva movement. I’m talking about many individual Jews from all backgrounds that see the truth and trust nothing, and no one but HaKodosh Boruch Hu. And these Jews will be the base, not of the New World Order but of “the new world of Moshiach and the Bais HaMikdosh Hashlishi”. This will be the first real taste of eternity in this Olam Hazeh.

Hashem will bring upon us many Makkos like in Mitzraim. He has already brought Makkos on us but they are still very mild. They are only a preview of what is going to come. Till Sandy, the Jews didn’t suffer too much with any of the Makkos that the world has suffered. However Sandy opened the eyes of many who thought that it would pass without destruction. When so many homes were destroyed, and so many people with out electricity, and so many suffering without food and water, and even in the Frum Jewish community, then I hope and I pray that many will see the truth, which is that the American Frum Yid, generally speaking, has been drowning in a sea of materialism, has been running after money and material success, and this is the main thing in their lives. Vacations, skiing vacations, Jewish Frum families going to skiing vacations. Unfortunately they can’t understand what’s wrong with that. What’s wrong for the Yiddish Mamma to put on skies and go down the slopes? Nothing wrong at all! The Hotel is totally Kosher, nothing wrong at all!

And for the other Yidden who don’t go on skiing vacations but go to the mountains in the summer and sit and Schmooze with each other, husbands and wives with other husbands and wives and the talk is superficial and stupid, and those who go out to play games and to do other entertainments; soon Hashem will end all of this nonsense. What is entertainment? The American so-called culture is to entertain yourself so you don’t think about anything, so you don’t hurt from any feelings. It takes away all feelings, and puts you in a world that doesn’t exist; into a world of imagination that bombards your senses, keeps you on an extremely superficial level.  That robs you of your true Yiddishkeit and you still think it’s Kosher and it’s part of the Torah.

I heard the other day that one Rav had a dream that the main problem in Am Yisroel is they speak during Davening, and I say that speaking during Davening is a result, a symptom of the illness and not the illness itself. The illness itself is the Egel HaZahav, to desire to entertain ourselves and bring ourselves to all kind of Gashmiusdik highs that will give us a reason to get out of bed and go to work and so on and so forth.  Yiddishkeit is not really that interesting to most people.

Even the Yingerlite that sit and learn are not the same as once, and they need their Gashmius. It’s not enough that they sit in the Bais Medrash and learn. Their wives must go to work and therefore they send them to work, which causes tremendous problems with the families, and certainly a child that doesn’t have a mother at home cannot live a truly Jewish life.

Our Yiddishe Mammas have become Barbie dolls and Tatties have become Ken dolls dressed up as Frum people.  Can a Barbie doll and a Ken doll do Teshuva? I’m so afraid that some of our unTzniusdik Yidden are so far gone that they forgot even what it is to do Teshuva, what it means to do Teshuva. And as I have said before, our Yeshivas are big businesses and also the Kollelim. I know here in Israel every other person is a Rosh Kollel but no one wants to be a Gadol HaDor. What’s a Gadol HaDor? He can’t make money as a Gadol HaDor, but the people around him can make money off the Gadol HaDor.

Oy Lonu, Oy Lonu. I suggest very seriously Am Yisroel that you take yourselves in hand. Tear yourselves away from the lies that you’ve been fed since childhood. Even the Bubbies and Zadies were fed those lies. The Mommies, the Tatties, the Bubbies, and the Zadies often five or six generations of lies, from the beginning of the Haskolah. But the worst is this last generation. And now Hashem is going to take away your lollypop. Hashem is going to destroy the Egel HaZahav and those who are so connected to it will not be able to deal with it, will not be able to suffer through it, will not be able to live without the lies that the Egel HaZahav professes.

Therefore Am Yisroel those who cling to Hashem with all their might, those who will stubbornly hold on without letting go, those are the ones who will get through the next Tekufah , the next time in history so much easier than others. The others will either do Teshuva from suffering or will disappear from existence.

Mommy:  It seems that we have such a long period of time till Moshiach will arrive. Some people are possibly getting discouraged.
Moishela: Just like Sandy suddenly came on the scene, and pushed everything forward, fast forward, that’s the way it’s going to be. When we are completely discouraged Moshiach will suddenly appear in an instant! So I suggest that you stop saying those things and just wait for Moshiach without putting yourself into depression for no reason.

Mommy: I am not giving up, but it still seems that we’ll have to prepare for a longer period of time until the Geula.
Moishela: I want you to listen to me again carefully. You are wrong because in an instant everything can change.  We are going into a new period of time. It does not mean that it will last so long. From one moment to another it will change. We’ll wake up and everything will be different. We do have to go through things, we know that, but in one instant everything can change.

Moishela: What else can I say, Mommy and Tatti? My heart is breaking for Am Yisroel. I know that every Rasha that has ever lived, is now alive and well and all of them hate the Yidden, but particularly the Yidden that believe in HaKodosh Boruch Hu,  We are facing a very difficult time, but Hashem will save us.  Am Yisroel will prevail and soon we’ll have the Bais HaMikdosh and the Korbonos, and life will be always close to Hashem, spiritually great and always growing.


Discussion with Moishe’la (and his family) part 7
A handicapped child
24 Cheshvan 5773 (Nov 8’12)

My harsh words to you is only because I love you

I want all of my fellow Jews to know that it’s very hard for me to say all the things that I’ve said until now. I know that this Golus has been very long and hard. I know that Hashem has directed us every single step of the way. I know that everything is for the good. I know that Hashem has a master plan that will bring all of existence into one great HaLelu Koh.

I beg Hashem every day to have pity on His people. Hashem please don’t be angry with us when we stray. Please understand that for over two thousand years we have wandered from place to place, many times watching our families being slaughtered, many times ourselves being slaughtered, living a very difficult life.  Even those Yidden that are second or third generation of Jews that are living in relative peace, still they strayed from their direction; they strayed from their G-d from our HaKodosh Boruch Hu. Please Hashem have pity even on them because they just don’t know.

Every true Yid wants to be close to Hashem. Maybe after generations of straying from the path the Yid has lost his feeling, his connection with Hashem, but please Hashem let it be reawakened. Yes Hashem will resurrect every true Yid’s feeling and connection with Him. And once we have that connection nothing will be able to prevent our achieving the level of Adam HaRishon before the Chet.

I Daven very hard for my brothers and sisters, my Yiddisha brothers and sisters. I worry very much that we shouldn’t have to suffer terribly, but we are before the coming of Moshiach and therefore suffering will be. According to the Neuvas, two thirds of the world will be destroyed, one third completely and one third in very bad shape and one third will not be destroyed.

Eretz Yisroel is in the third that will not be destroyed.  Frightening it will be, terribly frightening. When all of the Goyim come upon all of Am Yisroel and Gog and Magog surround us completely with the greatest of weapons, of course we will be frightened, but by then we’ll be so close to Hashem and we will have Moshiach Tzidkainu, Hashem’s messenger, and therefore we will not suffer the worst pangs of fear.

Am Yisroel my harsh words to you are only because I love you. My harsh words to you are to try to make you wake up, so you won’t suffer. Those of you who are not from the base of a Jewish Neshama, those of you who are Erev Rav, you have no Tikkun, and my words will only disgust you.

But the true Yid will know the truth of my words and will want to come back. The true Yid will realize that the comfort of the Golus that has been for the last sixty or seventy years is disappearing at a very fast rate and that we have been negligent in learning Torah and keeping Mitzvos. We must do Teshuva! Everything I’ve said to you is true, and if you don’t want to admit it, Hashem will force you to admit it. And I beg you please, please don’t be angry with me. Just do what you have to do. Come close to Hashem. Get rid of the idols, especially the Egel HaZahav, and come back to Hashem.

I want to tell you also that time is short. We think that the Gashmiusdik life will go on forever, as has been until now, but we have had many examples that this is not true. Many terrible tragedies have hit the Frum world on personal levels and on Klal levels. We witnessed a terrible slaughter of a little boy. We witnessed a killing of a Gadol. We witnessed a storm that took such a heavy toll of our Gashmius that made our lives unbearable. We visit people that are sick and suffering, Lo Aleinu. We are constantly burying young people as well as old people, Rachmana Litzlon, and we can see ahead of us darkness. We have entered the tunnel, and the doors are closing behind us. We’re coming to the point of total darkness, and after that total darkness there will be a bit of light. And as we continue through the darkness, the light will grow stronger and stronger, until we reach the Geula. But that time in the total darkness will be very frightening. The world will be turned up-side-down and we will see Nissim greater than the Makkos in Mitzrayim and we will be very frightened. But those who are close to Hakodosh Boruch Hu, will survive, will survive!

I have finished this series and now will wait for another happening which shouldn’t be so long in coming.


  1. I have been talking like this for years and people look at me like I'm an apikoros. How dare I criticize the frum world. These very much are my views on frum culture and on the goyim. But one thing I don't like at all about these posts is that they don't give us a plan or measures to take. They just threaten us with doom. I hear a hint of "move to Israel now.' And last night we submitted our aliyah application. So we are working on it.

    1. Moishela can get away with saying these things since it is coming from Hashem, not Moishela. But, we can't simply because we should only say positive things about our fellow Jews and not be judgmental. I have one extra bit of leeway since I am old enough, according to Pirkei Avos, to give Mussar. But even that I try to keep down to a minimum, since we are in a time when people don't want to hear it. I have two men in this city that have stopped talking to me because I had the nerve to help them. They both have solvable problems that I know could be solved with some simple Mussar, but they don't want to hear it, so their problems persist. I have the same situation on this blog with some of my readers -- they don't want to be confused with the truth.
      The plan to follow; measures to take is the old answer -- tefilah, teshuvah, tzedukah, limud haTorah, ahavas Yisroel, love and fear of Hashem, do all the mitzvot and turn to Hashem completely with faith and trust. Do these things and success is yours. Not lip service, but with sincere kevanah. It worked for me and was a lot easier than I thought. The moving to Israel will fall into your lap if you do the above. If you don't believe that, it won't happen. If you really know it, the surprise will come.

  2. The view of faith you are presenting is not normative actually amongst the commentators. The basic peshot of emunah (see R' Yona) is that whatever happens is for the best but not that all will work out. A view developed in the last few hundred years, based loosely on the VGaon that if you have faith blessings will come. It's no surprise I guess that such an approach has become widespread in the age of affluence. But there people might be confusing general affluence with cause and effect.

    So according to the old time view, all of this doom and gloom talk is quite disturbing because there are no guarantees, even with faith, that one is not going to suffer. The admonitions in the Chumash and the talk of rain in the Shema are based on national behavior, not personal. And the words from this kid speak very negatively about the nation.

    And on that point, it's not correct that one has to only speak positive words about Jews. You can criticize Jews, just shouldn't overdo it or not see the merits too.

    1. What purpose does it serve to criticize anyone especially on a public forum? Does it feel good to put others down, or is it ego to build yourself up? Since the Torah tells us to see the good in everyone; or say nothing if you have nothing good to say, that is doing Hashem's will. Only Hashem can criticize as He is doing through Moishela in an attempt to spark us to reality. I have received many comments that were, unfortunately, negative. In most cases it was due to a lack of information, personal opinion, and presented me with an opportunity to teach -- to help. In most cases it was from Anonymous, so I never felt that I was saying Loshan Harah about an individual. In some severe cases, it would have served no purpose to post; so, I just deleted the comment. Negativity really doesn't help anyone especially since we are so close to the happy ending. Even on Tisha B'Av this past year, I found it so difficult to mourn the first and second Temples when I am so excited about the third Temple. Some people see a glass as half empty and some see it as half full. My glass is so full it is running over and I know exactly Who filled it. When I talk of success, prosperity and goodness in life I am talking about how blessed I am with family, good health, where I live, etc, not materialism which is what most people think of when they think of success and prosperity. The smile on my face is because I lack nothing, I want nothing, in fact, I believe I have more than I deserve, bli ayin harah. It came from an extremely positive attitude and completely turning to and relying on Hashem. It does work and national behavior does not affect me when measure for measure I am held completely responsible for myself. I am a partner in creation with Hashem and do have complete control of me -- once again, if you don't believe that, you don't have complete control of you. This is an exact science -- measure for measure -- Hashem returns to us what we give to Him. Live it and be happy or complain about it and miss out.

  3. There is certainly truth in these words, but I wonder if they're not tainted with a little bit of bitterness and jealousy. Human nature is such that people do not respond to being frightened; they prefer to cling on to the dream and to the past. The true Gedolim have always brought people to teshuva by words of encouragement. Was American Jewry better 50 - 100 years ago?
    You do not need to be a prophet to see the direction of things, but there are those who seek to gain recognition by showing everyone how they saw it coming.

    1. Who is bitter or jealous the FC individuals? Absolutely not. You are not hearing from these individuals who are not even living in this reality. You are hearing from Shamayim with the purpose of encouraging; even if it is by scaring. Hashem works in very mysterious ways and I guarantee that these messages cannot be psyched out by us mortal humans. They are much deeper than we can comprehend since their souls are talking to our souls -- we are just listening in on the conversation. We are told in scriptures that our souls are affected by every word we hear and every thing we see. If someone says to you "bad language doesn't affect me, I can handle it," you are talking to a person that has no concept of the reality of his or her makeup. We know so little about the real us, but it is human nature and even ego to say I know all about me and what is good for me. When we rely on Hashem for everything, we have started to come to grips with reality. When we know that we are nothing other than a part of the spiritual Oneness of Hashem, then we start to see the picture of who we are.
      Was American Jewry better 50 to 100 years ago? The answer is measure for measure yes and no depending on the individual. No stereotype can describe a Jew, or for that matter any person, today or yesteryear. We are in the eyes of Hashem individuals and are judged as such based on our particulars (midos, behavior, interaction with Hashem, interaction with people, words, thoughts, actions, etc).

  4. I wonder how many people there are out there who, like me, had a panic attack when reading these words last week.

    1. Jews are not allowed to have panic attacks or be depressed. That was a loaded statement. Problems in life are insurmountable only when you don't have a plan. If you have no where to turn and no one to help, problems can be devastating. If you have the Torah -- the perfect plan -- and Hashem -- the only Source of help, what do you have to worry about. The problem is that not too many people have caught on to the secret. Jews have the perfect solution for surviving and thriving, but few really believe it, so they turn to the superficial solutions and are very disappointed when it fails. The world leaders are no help; the government programs are no help; the materialistic world provides no help (in fact it is the biggest part of the problem). These messages from Moishela are a wake-up call to get us to turn to the real solution and experience the happy ending.

    2. I, along with hordes of others, have made enormous strides in coming closer to Hashem over the last 20 years. This is mainly because of the positive, feel-good factor Torah education put out during this period. We are all human beings and get scared by unpleasant tidings; indeed this can send people running in the opposite direction. Teshuvah born out of love is far superior to that born out of fear.

    3. Why don't you write a letter to Hashem and tell Him that the method that He has succeeded with for thousands of years doesn't agree with your flawed human logic. Please, please don't try to give me or Moishela credit for Hashem's flawless plan. When things get so bad in the near future, come back and tell me how many atheists we still have remaining in the foxholes. If human's were doing things the way they should, these tactics wouldn't be needed. It is all for our good since Hashem knows exactly what He is doing. Trust Him!!!!!

    4. Chas veshalom to criticize Hashem's methods; however I'm not convinced about the benefit of humans preaching doom and gloom. The post war world has seen a remarkable Teshuvah at the core of the Jewish people, and this merit will carry us into the Geulah.

    5. The point that I have been making is the message is not coming from humans, it is from Shamayim. The other point to be made is these messages aren't made up to scare people, they are real warnings of what is coming. Hashem is not tricking us into following Him, He is giving us a heads up to prepare and providing us with the instructions that the best way to survive and thrive what is about to happen will be by bringing oneself closer to Him with complete faith and trust. The purpose of it all this is to wipe out the evil of the world and do away with war and hardship -- the simple message is don't be part of the evil -- be on the good side. It is not a message of doom and gloom, it is a message of mercy and great help.
      You are very correct about the Ba'al Teshuvah movement that has occurred (it really started in the 1980's, not after the war). The problem is, like Egypt, only about 20% of the Jews would be ready to follow Moshe, or in this case Moshiach, to Mount Sinai, or in this case Mount Moriah. Since Hashem tells us that Moshiach will be introduced when all the Jews, 100%, do teshuvah, much more drastic methods will be used to accomplish it. As I have said, Hashem's plan is foolproof and all the righteous of the world will see the miracle that will be greater than those of Egypt, but more importantly, all will be included in the redemption. Then we will all understand why Hashem had to do what He is planning to do. We will see the mercy of it all and repeat "Na'aseh V'nishma" and we will say it with great joy and happiness. When we see everything with a positive attitude, it is never doom and gloom, but only goodness and totally merciful. B"H

    6. Thank you for the respect and honour you paid to your online correspondents; we may argue the finer points but we are certainly all on the same side.
      I heard from Rav Avigdor Miller that there was already a serious Ba'al Teshuvah movement in the late 1940's under the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe. Certainly there was an enormous increase in Teshuvah following the miraculous deliverance the Jewish people experienced during the 1967 Six Day War.

  5. I think that some what would be considered very good Jews are swept up in their surroundings here in America. They unfortunately measure their success - for the most part in dollars and cents, getting their kids into the "best" colleges, their tennis game, their high profile careers. Maybe the ghetto was better for us than this new reality where the women in some of our communities are more alike than different from our non-Jewish neighbors. Fashion is one of the gods of the women in the Orthodox world. A young girl, 13 years old showed up at Modern Orthodox Bar Mitzvah with make-up on, a narrow, short, spandex "cigarette" skirt, tight blouse and 5" spiked high heel shoes. I was so disappointed her mother allowed this. I blame her. This is the norm for many. My shul is full of liberals and "rationalists" and not many see themselves making aliyah. I fantasize leaving here soon. I hope not too late because I know there is no guarantee even good Jews will make it when the chaos start. I usually sign my name, Today I will attempt to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.

    1. My dear friend you have nothing to hide when you speak so eloquently the truth. What you say is beautifully put and I know that if you work hard to help these fellow Jews, you and your family will be well taken care of by the True Caretaker. I have said all along -- what is the easiest way to make aliyah and have a good life? "serve Hashem with completely faith and trust and He will make it happen." It worked for me and thousands of other Jews that I know.

  6. Moishela "I Love You Too" you are a direct messenger from Hashem custom tailored to help us greet moshiach in the very near future. You are just amazing.

    I came across something enlightening that would be nice to share on this blog to helpall of us understand Moishelah's Derech of communicating a little better:
    "From the time the Bais HaMikdosh was destroyed, prophecy was taken away from prophets and handed over to fools" (Gemara, Bava Batra 12b).

    The Shechina (Divine Presence) only dwells on a joyful person, and after the destruction (of the Bais HaMikdosh) joy has been abolished from the hearts of the intelligent. Fools and children,(like Moishela) however, can be joyful because they lack intelligence" (Maharsha).

    "Sometimes Higher power dwells on them" (Ein Yaakov)
    "This can be compared to a king who arranged a large meal [but before their partaking in it] his servants sinned to him. [Seeing this,] the king commanded to throw the whole meal to the dogs. The same is true about the gift of prophecy. Since Klall Yisrael sinned, Hashem disgraces them by giving this gift to those lacking intelligence" (Toras Chaim)

    "Prophecy was given to fools since by them the screen
    (i.e. the brain) is not so strong.
    The brains of fools are damaged, and one can peek within the world of the soul without any physical concealment or cover.

    When the brain is damaged, the soul is freed. It is unlimited and sees all. The brain is what limits and conceals the soul"

    (HaRav E.E. Dessler, IV)

    1. Thank you so much for this beautiful insight. I do learn from my readers.

  7. Just want to point out the marhasha and chasam sofer point out that shaidim also talk through these autistic kids. Something to think about before you might get tricked into thinking there is prophecy these days. There are no prophets and we can be tricked into believing this is since so many yearn for truth, hope, geulah and mashiach. Be cautious and just turn to hashem.

    1. After 15 years of these individuals passing the test for prophesy as stated in the Torah (Parshas Shoftim, Devarim 18:18-22), I and many Rabbaim know that these are the modern prophets of today as is brought down in scriptures. Read books like "Galia" and "Secrets of the Soul." These individuals fulfill the prophecy of Bava Basra 12b.

  8. who's the author of "secrets of the Soul"?

    1. Rabbi Yehuda Srevnik. The book was written in Hebrew, I believe in 1997 with the English version in 2000. It has haskoma letters from Gedolim.

  9. Rav Reuven Feinstein Shlit"a said that HKB"H wants to awaken us and let us know that life cannot be as it was before as if nothing had happened. He added that we should strengthen ourselves with Torah learning of a practical nature - ללמוד לשמור לעשות ולקיים - not just learning for the sake of learning. He also added that in order to raise Talmidei Hachamim, we need to be stronger in learning Beki'us.