Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, August 21, 2006

Mekubalim on World Events

HaRav Gaon Chaim Kanievsky Shlita said that what is currently happening in the world is Chevlei Moshiach (suffering right before Moshiach's arrival). He said that being in Bnei Brak and whomever lives within the Eruv of Bnei Brak, will not need to worry, Chasdei HaShem. The same is applicable to Yeshuv Rechasim (ישוב רכסים). This Yeshuv need not worry. (In the Yeshuv, bnei Torah learn in Yeshivat Knesset Chizkiyahu and the Yeshuv is composed of Torah-observant Jews).[+/-] show/hide text

One person asked the Rav about his elderly ill mother who resides in Tel Aviv. The Rav answered him that it would be proper to bring her to Bnei Brak. The person said that the transaction of moving into a new home will be very difficult for her but the Rav stubbornly insisted that she should be moved into the border of Bnei Brak.

האדמו"ר מנדבורנא, רבי ישכר בער רוזנבוים שליט"א Admor of Mandevorna, Rabbi Issaschar Ber Rosenboim Shlita resides in Bnei Brak. He gave specific instructions to yeshiva men to continue learning Torah non-stop and he even precised to have a "speech fast" (not to speak except Divrei Torah). Every day, 10 Pirkei Tehillim should be said and Friday nite, the whole Tehillim.

Maran Hagaon Rav Yosef Sholom Eliyashiv shlita said to a group of Roshei Yeshivot to continue learning Torah all hours of the day and in between breaks, to say Tehillim.

HaRav Chaim Cohen Shlita, the Milkman, asked not to be disturbed till Rosh Chodesh Elul. The individuals who are close to him explained that he is praying with tears to awaken Mercy on Am Israel and to annul all decrees and accusations. It should be pointed out that the "Milkman" has been calling out for years that the real danger is Iran, even before the USA spoke about uranium enrichment. He says 7 times Parshat Akeida (Binding of Isaac) with kavanot of Rosh Hashana.

He asked that we should say 7 times, Psalm 67 תהילים פרק סז'
א לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת, מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר.
ב אֱלֹהִים, יְחָנֵּנוּ וִיבָרְכֵנוּ; יָאֵר פָּנָיו אִתָּנוּ סֶלָה.
ג לָדַעַת בָּאָרֶץ דַּרְכֶּךָ; בְּכָל-גּוֹיִם, יְשׁוּעָתֶךָ.
ד יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים אֱלֹהִים: יוֹדוּךָ, עַמִּים כֻּלָּם.
ה יִשְׂמְחוּ וִירַנְּנוּ, לְאֻמִּים:
כִּי-תִשְׁפֹּט עַמִּים מִישֹׁר; וּלְאֻמִּים, בָּאָרֶץ תַּנְחֵם סֶלָה.
ו יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים אֱלֹהִים: יוֹדוּךָ, עַמִּים כֻּלָּם.
ז אֶרֶץ, נָתְנָה יְבוּלָהּ; יְבָרְכֵנוּ, אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהֵינוּ.
ח יְבָרְכֵנוּ אֱלֹהִים; וְיִירְאוּ אוֹתוֹ, כָּל-אַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ.

And right after, to say 7 times "Ana B'Koach . The Kabbalists consider this prayer to be the most mystical and powerful of all. It has the Holy Name of HaShem, and the power to overpower Klipat Ishmael. This mystical poem consists of seven lines with six words per line, 42 words with 216 letters. The total of 42 words corresponds to one of the Holy Names of GOD. The initial letters of each word also refer to this Holy Name. Interestingly, the Jewish people made 42 stops on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. Each step represented another step on the ladder of holiness.

Ana B'Koach is found in all siddurim before Pesukei D'Zimrei (Introductory Psalms).
אָנָא בְכֹחַ, גְדֻלַת יְמִינֶךָ, תַתִיר צְרֽוּרָה (אב"ג ית"ץ
קַבֵל רִנַת, עַמֵךָ שַגְבֵנוּ, טַהֲרֵנוּ נוֹרָא (קר"ע שט"ן
נָא גִבוֹר, דורְֹשֵי יִחוּדֶךָ, כְבָבַת שָמְרֵם (נג"ד יכ"ש
בָרְכֵם טַהֲרֵם, רַחֲמֶי צִדְקָתֶךָ, תָמִיד גָמְלֵם (בט"ר צת"ג
חֲסִין קָדוֹש, בְרוֹב טוּבְךָ, נַהֵל עֲדָתֶךָ (חק"ב טנ"ע
יָחִיד גֵאֶה, לְעַמְךָ פְנֵה, זוֹכְרֵי קְדֻשָתֶךָ (יג"ל פז"ק
שַוְעָתֵנוֹ קַבֵל, וּשְמַע צַעֲקָתֵנוֹ, יוֹדֵע תַעֲלוּמוּת (שק"ו צי"ת

1) We beg you! With the strength of your right hand, untie the bundled sins.
2) Accept the prayer-song of your people, strengthen us, purify us, O Awesome one.
3) Please, O Strength Itself, those who seek Your Unity, like the pupil of the eye, guard them.
4) Bless them, purify them, show them mercy, may Your righteousness always recompense them.
5) Powerful One, Holy One, with the abundance of Your goodness guide Your congregation.
6) Unique One, Exalted One, face Your people, those who proclaim Your holiness.
7) Our entreaty, accept, and hear our cry, O Knower of hidden things.

The "seven times" correspond to seven days of the week, symbolizing the need for G-d's constant protection. It also symbolizes the seven emotional attributes, the seven times a bride encircles a groom, and the seven Godly emanations (sefiros), the spiritual number of wholesness - 7 . It may also recall the merit of the seven Holy Shepherds responsible for bringing the Divine Presence down to Earth.

Mekubalim gigantics are asking the communities to strictly dress modestly and this has the power to overpower Klipat Ishmael.



והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו