Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, August 13, 2007

Powers in Maarat HaMachpela

It was during the time the Turks ruled in Israel and there was a terrible drought in Israel without any sign of rain. All the prayers, fasting, crying, begging, and prayers by Tzaddikim's Holy burials for rain, did not produce even one drop of rain.

The Turkish Pacha (king) that ruled in Israel at the time sent a message to the Jews to pray to their God for rain. The Chachamim (wisemen) replied that if they will be given permission to enter Maarat HaMachpela in Hevron to pray to our God by our Forefathers, then for sure rain will come. If permission is not given, then the drought will continue.

The Pacha sent a message to the Kadi (Islam religious court judge) and warned him that Eretz Israel is in great danger and if no rain will come, everyone will die from starvation. He told him that the Chachamim of Israel promised rain if permission will be given to them to enter Maarat HaMachpela. The key to enter the Maarat HaMachpela was held by the Kadi. The Kadi right away gave the key to the Pasha to open the Maarat HaMachpela for the Jews.

The Jews chose 10 Tzaddikim that have fear of Shamayim and knowledge of Kabalah to pray at the Maarat HaMachpela for rain. When the 10 Mekubalim entered, they went down 5 stairs and said the first book of Tehillim with tremendeous concentration, and crying. They sent the messenger to go outside to see if the sky has been filled with clouds but the messenger returned after a short while to tell them that the sun is still very sunny and no clouds can be seen.

The Mekubalim went down 5 more stairs and said the second sefer of Tehillim and again, sent the messenger to look outside. But he returned to tell them that no cloud, even a tiny cloud, can be seen in the sunny skies.

Again, the Mekubalim went down 5 more stairs and said the thitd sefer of Tehillim with even more concentration and sent the messenger for the third time outside. The messenger returned and told them that the sky has become dark with heavy clouds and rain has started coming down. When the Mekubalim heard this, they changed their prayers and instead, prayed for the Geula and for Moshiach to appear. Just as they began their prayers, a stormy wind entered from the other side of the staircase and with it, a loud noise that shoved them outside.

A tremendeous fear overtook the Mekubalim and they understood that it is not yet time for the Geula and Moshiach. They returned to Yerushalayim and during the entire year, Eretz Israel's crops was very blessed. It was a tremendeous Kiddush HaShem and the miracle was made known to all the nations of the world.




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