Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mashiach, Son of David in a Skip 776 Letters in Bible Code


Another beautiful find from Rav Glazerson:  Mashiach, son of David in a skip 776 letters in bible code:
This was sent to me by one of my dear readers.  It is so good a message, I had to share it with you:

For our non-English speaking friends who can't understand the audio message, here is a transcript to read;

You Won a House!

People enduring hardship and pain may feel that Hashem doesn't care about them. They cry out in prayer, but things don't change. They take upon themselves to do extra Mitzvot, yet their situation doesn't improve. If a person lacks a proper understanding of Hashem, these situations could lead a person to want to stop praying and improving.
First, we must understand that if someone is experiencing pain, it doesn't mean Hashem doesn't love him. On the contrary, the Pasuk states:"את אשר יאהב ה' יוכיח"-Pain is brought upon those who Hashem loves most. As hard as it is to comprehend, the hardships accomplish so much. The Midrash says that Hashem is closest to those who suffer hardships. Rabbenu Yonah in his Sha'are Teshuva writes that suffering is actually one of a person's achievements in his lifetime. To put this into perspective, imagine a person would compile a list of his life accomplishments and milestones. He would probably include his wedding day, the day his children were born, the day he was promoted at work, the day he was elected president of an organization or the day he finished a certain Masechet. However, if his times of suffering are not on the list, it is incomplete. Pain endured in this lifetime is one of life's achievements. If it is accepted with love, then it may be one of life's greatest achievements. So if your painful situation has not changed yet, do not feel like you are abandoned. You are very loved and Hashem is very near.
With regard to our prayers, we must understand the value of the prayer itself. If the person didn't get the answer he was looking for from his prayer, he should not stop. Don't feel bad. Each prayer was infinitely valuable in and of itself. Rabbi Lugassi explains this concept using a parable. Imagine a raffle in which the first prize was a brand new house, and the second prize was a new car. The tickets were very expensive. Most bought only one ticket and others even bought two. The drawing was held and the winners were picked. A member of the committee had the privilege to call the winners and share the good news. He called the winner of the house and told him what he won. However, instead of hearing the expected scream of joy on the line, it sounded as though the man was upset. "Didn't you hear what I just said? You won a house! Why are you upset?" The man responded, "Yeah, I heard you. But I bought two tickets. I didn't win the car also?" That is a ridiculous response from the winner of the first prize.
If a person was praying, let's say for a Shiduch, and each prayer was from the bottom of his heart, and he felt as though he was connecting directly with Hashem, even if he didn't yet get the Shiduch, he has still won the first prize. The value of connecting with Hashem and realizing that only He can fulfil our requests is enormous. Never feel that a prayer was wasted. If somebody has inclinations to complain, give up and stop praying, but he overcomes that reaction and strengthens himself to continue trying, then he got the first prize בהדור גדול-with all of the trimmings.
The same is true with regard to the extra Mitzvot we take upon ourselves, even though we have not yet been answered. The Gemara says that someone who gives Tzedaka in order to merit a Yeshua is considered to be completely righteous at that moment. Tosafot explain that he is considered a Tzadik, because even if he does not get what he wants, he will still be happy with the knowledge that he did a good deed. Deep down we know the enormous value of every Mitzva we perform. This world does not contain enough pleasures for Hashem to pay us back for even one of them. If a person accepted upon himself to do a certain Mitzvah because of a difficult situation he was in, doing that Mitzva was the first prize. What he wanted to get out it is the second prize. Never feel bad about winning the first prize.
We pray to have all of our needs fulfilled, but until we see the results we want, if we view Hashem with the proper perspective, it will make us happy and enable us to continue serving Him, no matter what.


  1. In Pirkei Avos 4:21, Rabbi Elazar HaKapar said, "הקנאה והתאוה והכבוד מוציאין את האדם מן העולם - envy, desire, and pursuit of honor remove a person from the world."
    Accordingly, as we see today, the 3 c's: Crime, Chaos, Corruption removes people from the world and destroys the world.

    Shalom E.

  2. Does this smell like beginning of the era of Gog UMagog?

    1. Gog UMagog is for the most part finished. The three battles of Gog UMagog were World War 1, WW2 and WW3, the spiritual war that has been ongoing for decades.

    2. Gog UMagog is for the most part finished. The three battles of Gog UMagog were World War 1, WW2 and WW3, the spiritual war that has been ongoing for decades.

    3. The Absolute Truth: In addition to what I previously wrote from the mashgiach, Reb Yechezkel Levenstein, z'tl, what he heard from the Chofetz Chaim, "...there will then be a third war, which will make the second war appear like child's play," here's something from Leiv Eliyahu, Shemos (p. 172):
      “While in London I heard from the holy Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman, quoting the Chofetz Chaim, that Chazal say the War of Gog and Magog will be threefold. After the First World War, the Chofetz Chaim said that it was the first battle of Gog and Magog, and that in about 25 years there would be a second world war, which would make the first one seem insignificant. Then there would be a third battle …”

    4. You will have to pardon me, but we have talked about this many times. Go to my post of 7 Apr 2016 entitled:
      "We Have a Choice: Turn to Hashem or Turn to Hashem"

      The three battles of Gog and Magog come from Yecheskel 38, 39 and Zechariah 14.

    5. Nice interpretation but not according to Reb Yechezkel Levenstein and Reb Elchanan Wasserman zt"l who were both quoting the Chofetz Chaim zt"l. If the Chofetz Chaim indeed said ongoing [from WWII] you can interpret it as a spiritual war, but he clearly said, "...the third one will begin 75 years 'after' the beginning of the Second world War." just like he said during the WWI "...25 years after it, another war will break out which will make the first one seem like a child’s game."

      Maybe in another instance he was talking about "the last nisayon, the last test, starting after WWII" which can very well be a spiritual test, a test in emunah, which may have started after WWII.

  3. One of the reasons of why prayer could be not working is Lashon HaRa. Lashon Hara is any comment that transmits any negative information of any kind on our partner, even this information is true and accurate and will be prohibited from mentioning, since this can cause some prejudice of any kind or at least a bad image. Speak Lashon Hara states that we do not care about the other person.

    Rab. Yehuda Zeeb Segal says "There has not been a family in the world who study two daily Halakhot of lashon hara, who has not seen big solutions in their problems"
    Chafetz Chaim offers a reason of why lashon hara is so harmful. This is because the Lashon Hara uses the power of speech to do its damage, this power corrupts and prevents our Torah and our tefilot (prayers) rise to heaven. Says the Chafetz Chaim that the sacred words out of our mouths in Tefillah and have been corrupted by Lashon Hara heading upward toward our "Account Celestial Bank" Olam Haba (some would say Olam Ha Bank kidding), but never come to that place, we believe we have achieved something spiritually, our prayers reach somewhere, but that did not really happen. the Chafetz Chaim says: "All the words of Torah and Tefillah are suspended somewhere between Heaven and Earth suspended in the air".
    The problem with Lashon HaRa is that nowadays speaking negative of other people is not seen as bad as it actually is. Today it takes a ton of work to not do Lashon HaRa for a common person.

    For more info:הלכות-שמירת-הלשון/
    Translate to English.

    1. Thank you, thank you and thank you for this exceptional comment.
      I can't stop smiling (actually, I wish I had said it).

    2. Very good. I understand there are a couple of exceptions. For instance, if someone knows something about the person you are about to marry (that could put the marriage at risk) this person has a duty to say something. The other exception is when doing business with someone. If someone knows something that would put you at risk (when doing business with an individual) there is a duty to say something. If someone did or said something that it hurtful to you, it is ok to talk to a friend or family person and, without naming names, express how badly the said individual made you feel. Sharing our feelings - such as hurt - without pointing fingers often helps put things in perspective. Needless to say, violence in the home, abuse of any kind, must be reported to authorities and Social Workers immediately. Zero tolerance. Ms. AP

    3. There is a big difference between gossiping, that usually hurts individuals (and is highly punishable) and protecting someone from getting hurt (which is a mitzvah).

      What was said to me was 100% dangerous gossip (absolutely Lashon Harah) and in my effort to save that person from great anguish, I received Lashon Harah about me (and Hashem) in return.

      Please send me a private Email, since it looks like it is continuing.

  4. Good article by Rabbie Ashear (You won the House). Look at King David. He suffered and begged HaShem daily to listen his prayers. Read Tehillim 119. It applies to our lives. We have to be strong and serve HaShem daily no matter how many times we fell down and got up.

    Deaf Noahide