19 January 2017

"A New King Arose..."

22 Tevet 5777
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Shemot

"A new king arose over Egypt who did not know Joseph." (Shemot 1.8)

Today, a "new king" arises in America where nearly half of the world's Jews remain in exile. If in Egypt, we suffered like never before under the new king "who did not know Joseph", today, Jews in the United States (and those who live under American domination elsewhere) are poised to prosper like never before. If in Egypt, our tremendous suffering under the "new king"  caused us to cry out to HKB"H for salvation and redemption, what does the situation we find ourselves in today portend?



It's a fundamental human trait to forget God when things are going well and to turn to Him only when we hit rock bottom.  The Song of Ha'azinu testifies to this as well...

"So Jeshurun grew fat and kicked— You grew fat and gross and coarse— He forsook the God who made him And spurned the Rock of his support." (Devarim 32.15)

It would appear that some are spurning their Rock in favor of the "new king who does know Joseph". But, what a mistake that will turn out to be. How can it be otherwise when they put their faith in man rather than God?


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Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky

Parashat Shemot: Yeshaya or Yirmiyahu?

"Leopards Do Not Change Their Spots"

22 Tevet 5777

Referring back to my previous post, it should be noted that many of today's false teachers, all of whom claim to be "Orthodox" by the way, include in their shpiel that today's Christians are not the same as yesterday's Christians. They claim friendship and even "brotherhood" with those who perhaps best represent Eisav and the false world religious system that came out of him. What is worse is that many of them even seem to prefer their company to that of fellow Jews. 

Take a good look at what it really looks like and decide for yourself if anything has fundamentally changed. As long as the New Testament is still the New Testament, at the most basic level, Christians do not change.

(And the Jews of America have no clue how much danger they are in.)

Jesuits Have Seized The White House



(You can disregard his comments on "prophecy". The "beast" he is referring to is Rome.)

A Word to the Wise

21 Tevet 5777

There are many self-styled teachers on the internet spreading a "new" and "improved" Torah which neither we nor our forefathers could ever have imagined. 

To the extent that they malign, slander and denigrate established and verifiable Torah scholars which they address collectively and disrespectfully as "the rabbis"; elevate their own flawed and even twisted logic above centuries of da'at Torah; and, cast doubt and cause confusion among the klal on the accuracy and reliability of our received tradition, these people are complete evildoers - reshaim gamurim.

Beware of them. Stay far, far away from them. And do not send others to their websites where they may fall into their traps!

16 January 2017

The Real Problem is Always With Us

18 Tevet 5777

All the handwringing and outrage over the UN vote and the Paris Peace Conference will avail us nothing if we don't wake up to the fact that it is we who are our worst enemy.

What can we expect when our own leadership vacillates and hedges and refuses to take a firm, united and unequivocal stand in front of the nations of the world?

Until we merit a leader (and a government who will back him 100%), who is willing to declare once and for all that Judea, Samaria, Binyamin and all of Jerusalem belongs to us; that there will never be a Palestinian State established in our land; and solidify it by annexing and extending sovereignty over it, we have no right to complain about the nations of the world.



On the other hand, HKB"H can and will hold responsible and accountable every nation and leader who goes against His express will as revealed in His Torah of which all are aware. Not one of them is ignorant of the fact that the Jews claim the Temple Mount in the Name of HKB"H and yet, they persist in trying to cut us off from it. For this, they will pay and pay dearly.

Thanks to Yeranen Yaakov, we have access to the paper issued by the French Foreign Ministry which includes a list of those countries who participated. And note that on page 4, the French themselves have chosen to record the number "70" in association with the number of participants. This is just to clue the Jews who understand what that number means as to what is really going on and what is really at stake here. 

This is not to be taken as a comprehensive list of our enemies. Some of the worst, including Pakistan, North Korea and Iran did not attend. But, if you were naive enough to actually think we had any "friends" among the nations, think again...

South Africa
Germany
Algeria
Angola
Saudi Arabia
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Cyprus
South Korea
Croatia
Denmark
Djibouti
Egypt
United Arab Emirates
Spain
Estonia
Finland
Greece
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
United States
Malta
Morocco
Mauritania
Mexico
Norway
Oman
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Czech Republic
Romania
UK
Russia
Holy See
Senegal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
Uruguay
Venezuela

United Nations
European Union
Arab League
Organization of Islamic Cooperation

15 January 2017

"Beyond the Trendy Red Thread..."

18 Tevet 5777

A MUST-hear...

Beyond the Trendy Red Thread: An Introduction To Practical Kaballah by Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen


LAWRENCE KELEMEN is a professor of education at Neve Yerushalayim College of Jewish Studies for Women in Jerusalem, where he also lectures in modern and medieval philosophy. Kelemen was awarded his undergraduate degree at U.C.L.A. and did graduate studies at Harvard. He began his professional career as a downhill skiing instructor, served as the news director and anchorman for a California radio station, and then traveled to the Middle East to conduct 12 years of post graduate field research. For the past 5 years his weekend seminars have electrified parents, teachers, and university students across North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Kelemen is also the author of Permission to Believe (1990) and Permission to Receive (1994), and he is the translator of the classical text of ancient pedagogical theory, Planting and Building (1999).

Today Is The Big Day!

17 Tevet 5777

The Paris Peace Conference has begun...

Kicking off summit, Paris says now not time to halt peace effort

This could very well be what King David is describing prophetically in his second psalm...

Tehillim - Chapter 2

Why have nations gathered and [why do] kingdoms think vain things?
Kings of a land stand up, and nobles take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed?
"Let us break their bands and cast off their cords from us."
He Who dwells in Heaven laughs; the Lord mocks them.
Then He speaks to them in His wrath; and He frightens them with His sore displeasure.
"But I have enthroned My king on Zion, My holy mount."
I will tell of the decree; The Lord said to me, "You are My son; this day have I begotten you.
Request of Me, and I will make nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with an iron rod; like a potter's vessel you shall shatter them."
And now, [you] kings, be wise; be admonished, [you] judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with quaking.
Arm yourselves with purity lest He become angry and you perish in the way, for in a moment His wrath will be kindled; the praises of all who take refuge in Him.
In response to the conference, Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly said the following...
"I have to say that this conference is among the last remnants of the world of yore. Tomorrow will look different, and tomorrow is very close,” he said at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
Is this an unwitting prophecy on the Prime Minister's part? He is no doubt referring to the ascendancy of Donald Trump as US President, but perhaps he is unwittingly referring to Mashiach instead. Ken, yehi ratzon!