Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Comment about Rav Nir Ben Artzi, shlita

I received the following comment about Rav Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, that needs an answer, but to all my readers, not just the one who made the comment.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita Va'eira ...":

Why did he not mention the snowstorm BEFORE it occurred? Seems to me he repeats the same stuff over and over again, but misses the obvious that is about to take place. Which shows that he is not the Absolute Truth! 

Four comments:
1.   The test of a prophet as stated in Parashas Shoftim (Devarim 18:15-22) tells us about judging the person as a prophet by what he says, not by what he doesn’t say.
2. We have been told numerous times that prophets and the FC individuals will only tell us what Hashem wants us to know. What Hashem is not ready to tell us is not told to the prophet and could never be included in the message.
3. The obvious that is about to take place is not worth mentioning. We are looking for messages from Hashem, not the news media.
4. If Rav Ben Artzi is repeating something happening in the world (even though I usually see it as an update on a recurring event), trust that Hashem wants the Rav to give that message. Probably, from comments that I have received, Hashem knows that we have not internalized the message or think it doesn’t pertain to us or, flat-out, rejects it (we think we know better). 
Rav Ben Artzi has a very impressive record and has proven himself to have prophetic abilities, whether we like what he says or not.  If anyone in the world tells you he or she fully understands why Hashem tells us what He does and why He leaves out certain other details, the person is not telling you the absolute truth.  Hashem works in mysterious ways, but always know what is best for us.

One additional side note: A good friend of mine told me he heard this great Mekubal, Rav Ben Artzi, 12 years ago say two things.  He said there will be a disengagement of Gaza that will remove all the Jews and give Gaza to the Arabs, and that the next President of the US will be a black man who will work to destroy the US and the world.  Rav Ben Artzi said that in 2001.  I have dozens of other predictions that he made, before the fact, that came true.  He has passed the test of prophecy.


  1. Very accurate prophesy from 12 years ago; trouble is no one remembers hearing it at the time. Some of these remarkable prophesies only become known after the event; someone hears about it from someone else!

    1. He didn't pass the test of prophecy based on hear-say, he passed it based on predicting the fall of Morsi two weeks before the event, the events in Egypt afterwards, events in Syria, events in the US, events in Israel, etc, etc, etc. I am not going to rehash what I already have posted on my blog, but suffice it to say that what Rav Ben Artzi has predicted has caught the attention of Israeli and Arab press media. They are paying attention to him and so should we. There are topics mentioned above that have very definite signs that have only happened today (after the fact). Spend some time analyzing his words and not looking for skeptical criticism; and, you will fair better in the near future. You sound like the German Jew who said in the 1930's "this will pass, I'm not worried." I could write a book on what it says in scriptures and how it is being predicted and happening these days (with very detailed information). Listen to Rav Artzi and take him seriously because "this will not pass and all of us need to be worried."